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Ore.; I'o.stlfice N',;es Stand, ('hi,wo, Ill. . . ... . .....li I I A . 1 ~ '", 1 1 :4 i , tn~.. . THE FLEAS DECLARE WAR Much is ma:le of the attack ulp1,i the president, aIs an available caijlidate to sucetctd himts.li, by a republican paper in the state of ,thii,. l'pon the te. of a jpresid ntial ,iltpaiiln undule inti.rtance is likely to hbe ;tftl eI tto anlly imlicaltin ofl party disscnsion. The opposition, with nm issue, of its -wn. dig ided by fa,.tional strifei. p.,l r ty- itlricken as to lea:irship, can ie relied tipin to cýaei.rate :lld iin phansie the itthlitni e of pe1 l nt il li,llhfec tion within the adminisr.is tlitou organiza tion. The nt,.le fact tlhalt a di cordIIt note ce ne ., frtoo .1r. Itllna'n home stalh', followisn, iith- 4li'l.iits by s.,ie i f thatl gti tlic :imn's. I ii i have h; im ett o,idert l ias a pcrc es, l tial p m--, ibility, lurni' h . Ithe sl't.t'l tito fit t u ilrtt the tu~iwpal t i l call a gIlod i-tory." In l ,e t if l: the Ihprtbability "mil elfect of nc h stltc ., i is well nouglt to asetr tain thle siorce of their iln. ir.tion :-, i. ll as the ol lt'll, of cittllttlln i tinl I ti the plublic. Mr. Io o,eviclt has ineturreI the active o mlll ity of irll e glltlle n·u wLho hate been more or hl.s Iromilnenl in public itf fair, and hll e iti C n t I whilly withoutl iii ttuence veiiI i whenl ttnple':e.antly e ( ml ,li catul with thl facts aserttil-di th ' t-tl ltic l.id i srtll ictin, of 1,", thi.dl dihlnme ty. The ordinary aimtinal is not aln entih i uatie :,ivuc:lte o the law whicth brimau hnt to plillishieitt. 'l Ihe ltubbc srtIint ihose vwrtntt-doing has been expstd ciiiIannot ibe e.xpcted to s'eek vitlicaltin byI . shoutin.; the praises of tihe exeeutisc illicir repon. sible for the exposure. Mir. \el:ihuan, Washingtloni rrespoittdeCt of the Chicaitao Record- lierahl, whoste loig etxp tielcei and familiairity tith m ttn a d a ; it:ir i: attiontal politics assists him to difcuietry or facts rclatinte to them, rIi orts tInat NMr. Perry tHeath ura have insptire the article in the (t hin p ,apr which is t:i.e as tuei ldetce of a gc'er;t pla.nl to i ,lpti e Mr. nout;velt's renomtinttion in the itc.,.st of Mr. tIanna. \Vellan svit, is: "TIechnically, of c.i re. Mr. Iheath has not personal it ere t in the p.atter, but he was once its elitor in chief and the ill lhuence of hi-; family in that vicinity is well ttndersttoil. there are some other in fluences ueti i (.hii which are at lltagtint istic to the president, ibut wili ch l,ng ago, have been discounted. Raithboe, tilte cinvicted Cuban boodt r, was once a power in re publican politics in Ohioh, anti t, chen, now under i tdictmoent for iparticipating in the recent pol,tal fraudls, lmnes from the sattle state. The general ,iuiit , there fore, is that the editorial discussion was merely an attentpt to get even with the president, and there is no possibility of such a thing as the loss of the tohilo dele gation to President Roosevelt next June." These facts would suffite to explain a mich tmore serious attack upoln the presi dent than was timade in the atticle ien tioned. To connect Mr. Hlannta with the publication, even indirectly, it is necessary to discredit the integrity and good faith of that gentleman as well as to falsify his explicit declarations. Events may come which would make it expedient and decent for the republican party to refuse -Mr. Roosevelt the indorsement of renomi nation. They will not hinge upon the ant bitions of any other candidate who may be induced to enter the field, and they will not arise front the personal animosities of corrupt officials brought to punishment or humiliation by the consistent efforts of President Roosevelt to drive dishonesty from the administration of governmuent af fairs, No tant is strong enough to direct the republican party to sutch enterprise, and no party is strong enough to elect a candidate nominated in harmony with such purpose and influence. The elephant is not to be disturbed by a declaration of war fromn the fleas. GREAT PARTY IN BOSTON It is necessary to go to Boston to learn the 'magnitude of the new United Court and Copper Trust party in Mun.tana. Viewed through the spectacles which have made the liHlt fatmous, the Hlelena meet ing was something to give the public pause. "Fully 6oo delegates attended a mass convention, zoo going from Butte on a special train.t "hat is from the Boston ,--leinue News Btfceau, and the same writer eririounees that "a centrl conmuittee and in expe'ntive cnititttee were appointed to perfect i-Ihe. Aorlalizatioon and prepare for ,he next state campaign and call state aud 4otnty conventions." - "The simple truth is that the overwhelm li g majarity 8f those who attended weot item litfes . Nearly if not quite all of 4llUi, were employea of the corporation ,.bich professes antipathy to corporation *l fluense in polities.' With the exception o't a. f, spouter? who stook their cue, if sot lrretrared speeches,' fein the' head of that corporate trust of New Jersey, the rest of the crowd did nothing except to ride, march and applaud at the expense and tinder the direction of the corporation itiatiageicnt. There wire nto citizens from other parts of the state fairly representative of anything in politics excepltinlg defeated andtitions and itch for offlice. If directed so to do by the August Fritz, nine-tentlhs of the crowd would have marcrled to the top of Mt. lihleia and cheered for tlhe c/ar of Rttssia as readily and willitngly as they starched to the autitoriutl and ip plantudl the anti corp.t'ation utterances ar rangled for the edification of Mr. Iunta rmnlhe, by the distingui:,hed anti-meonopolist Shi tendllllevors to dhecrease the power of great corporations by cioniifcating their property to tlt: uses of his own infllated cltecrlprise. Ni tenitral coiunittlee was appointed by lt(' , onvetlltiotn or dilritug the cionvenltion, andi if the diictator of all the proceedings hais selecteid ntlimbrers sinc,. then, their identity has not been mlnade known to the publlic. In due iand short time, even the editor of hie Itiostot News Ihitreatn will lie able to under,,l:ttld that it was i political 'kid" listelra of a political party presented to thic publhic ,y IFrit. on that day. MONTANA HISTORY The fourth volntme of the papers of the Ilistoirical Society of Montana is jutst front the pr,'s, in uniform binding with the olthir three voltumes. As tusutal, A rs. Luatra E. Ilowiy, the indefatigabile secre tary aind libra:riant, is chietly responsible for its excellinct. The gt'r:tter Iort ioti of spaie is giveni till ill the' book i to the cw stait' hiboise, a descripti,n of the rii I olllnie , if layilig the tcorner st.oni :;t l dI di.cting the lunililing, :il::ether isih thli le spl eChes by the state's 1l-iin. ilnt lite at thi.e ceretonoics sp, ch, is Lhich containedl a vast amount of ice trate hi,torical intformiation. An other lnid a prominent featut of the nIew iuk i, the imnhutir of illustratiions. Mrs. I i,,,ry has securet si vceral oil pho to:,rllhic Lprints oif sctlesl in pioneertt' Mon t;iat:t townlis- lprints made ill the early '6os :1111 ha:1 rtpr(odnuCed Itihm iby the half tin( lprotcess itn the book. It is well that this, l;ha Lein done :t this time. The prints :ire fauling fast iand solint wotlhl have btii lost f.orever. Now they are preservced ii itiuliriing reproductionI , hls sCensitive to the action of the eletments anid time thu:ni phot,ýg icr.utiI p ihllt p;llr. Still uti, theer notable featuire is the story oif Mrs. l ' rgu. . L l i;wan ol f the thrilling Ispetrieiu.c of rlli family in the Chief Jiseph c:unliii:ugnlt of 1877. Equiially valu aihle frii a hi-torical stallndpoint is the acoilunt written by the late Willialt S. Ilrackett otf (t.sther's last baltic alnd the tnlittibutill onli the sate sublject by a sunt i lr of I 'lIster's comiiin;iudl, Sergeant Itavidt .\. Kaunipe. In adldition there are a number of iother spllendid historical due luItuire gltnerali nts will appreciate fully, I tll the preunt generlation is beginning to arl,reciale sniroewlrLit, tile - sllendid work that ics tng done by Mrs. I lwey and the hli-trieal .oietly. Cldhier sta:tes inow are 'pendiiig ioiiliie s;ull.s to gather the iiateritl tin to pinit the cel of records ;il papers that Mrs. lllowry and the so ciety have accumulllatd at a trillilig ex penil to the cit'on,iiwr;alth. Thle older stati. dii not take titup thi.is wirk, the value ii lwhich practically, .sentimientally, and in mliy oilhr ways, is etlnoirmlits, untitil niter fmitd.rs ofi the itic states and the real umaikcrs Of history had died. ilere the w.ik ltbegan ihele the chief ligures in the iiuakl", if iiintana werett alive andii the it cidleuts in which they tiik part were clea: in their imemoitry. The material has llC a0id is beinig gathered front first Iind1. Iw uiitlch this metianis cai only be :pprcci:ated liby tihose who are familiar iithi the collection of historical data and the dificultits of that work ordlinarily It will e coitnomly for the state to make liberal all'pproplriationsl. for carryitlg on the iworijk so well lbegunti. ntie dollar spen.t now will equal at thle very least calculation $roo spent 'for the samute purpose to years hence. The makters of history are passing front the scene, ohl records are becointig lost or illegihle, oli photographs are fad ing. T'ie opillurtutity to do ait enitluring work for the state is at hand. The chance to do it now is one that older states woultd covet, Ily all tmeans mnake it possible to have the work done as well and as capably as it has bceit hequn. T'he failure of Perry Heath to call upon the president with the members of the rcpublican national committec I, ,la at likely to affect the general businet s sit~a tiUl. ' There is a very apparent spteaY of'ble lief throughout the country t3at [W g t city government can be imsproved more readily and satisfactorily by criminal court proceedings titan through reform clubs and charter atnendencnts. Uncle Mark Hanna has some extremely foolish friends, but he has thus far de clined to let them handle 'him. .With a total of better than $18,o0o,ooo assets at Zion, Dr. Dowie has been able to satisfy his creditors that he is not merely a leader in blind faith. A little later on, it is .thought that Judge Clancy will be able to indulge him self in the pastime of hunting jackrabbits without disturbing the serenity of the state or the stability of industry. Patti's voice continues strong enough to complete the register of the high bank notes, Mr. Bryan is studying Europe like a man who contemplates a series of'- maga zine articles. 'The 'asixlety of 'Senatbr 'Ben Tillman to have all the legal formalities obse`voil by South American replt.,lics would he admirable if exercised with respect to the variegated lawlessness in South Carolina. Among the more wealthy people a fresh' ranch egg will lie highly esteemed as a lappy New Year souvenir, Santa Claus can save a lot of time and money by . ing his supply from the Inter ,liiltain's advertisers. The Iowa idea has removed to its old home in the editorial room of the deco cratic free trade newspaper. l)ouhtllcs there are gentlemen over In IRavalli county who would have had a liquor prohibition pirovision iii ili fair t ial laws if they could have their way. OHIO AND MR. ROOSEVELT Signs of Opposition to the President and the Sources Considered. [ \Vashilngton Star.] The editorial which apipeared in the Cin cinnati Comlmercial-'Trilune of Saturday which is accepted as anti-4Roosevelt in pur pose' attracts attention largely by reason of the fact that the note of protest is sounded in Mr. Ifallna's own state and by a newspaper in the hliigrcst degree friendly to him and his political fortunes. The same note coalllig from the Lily Whtit& Of the south is of little consequence. When we hear it from the trust and the railroad circles in New York we understand it in a general way. hlut this deliverance from t(hio, which if it means anything means the substitution of Mr. Hlanlna for Mr. Roo,,sevelt as the republican candidate for prcsildent, is something to the point. What llhas encouragLed it, and what is its full sig 'I he case so far as the president is con cCrlned .hel s to ll aibout this.: The great latlionlal ititerc.ts, the anthraicite coal imine ouwlners atnIl the trusts are either disgrtuti'i ilhd, or else are actively oppliosed to hin. lls attitlude in the Northwest umerger mat ter antl in the coal strike anld his request friom congress for additional legislation for the control of trusts have turned those inifluices against himi. They have set otit to defeat, if pussille, his renominiiation. Is it witllin their power to do this? And have they picked Mr. llanna, notwithstanding his repeated plronlouncemlents for Mr. Roosevelt, as the ulianu for their ipurposs?.. The president las as yet made no sign'.' to all of this, lie is frankly a candidate, for his party's nomination, aind there is,no fear oil the part of his friends that lie will fail to secure it. But if he were in danger of defeat; if it were necessary for him t&I trim and trade in order to strengthen him self, and lie were willing to employ su'ch niCanis, coull lie afford to snuggle tip to these enleies and try to disarm them by services to them ? W\'outl lie not lose mIiore than lie woutll gain by such a couirse? Is not his strength with the plain people, the wage-arners, the great army of bInsi nIess men who do not find it necessary to go along with one eye peeled for the l plartment of justice ? With mills closui. dowin, with wages comling down, partly .as the result of trust manipulation, would thie mass of the electorate lie likely next year to rally to a trust candidate for presi dent? It is untlerstoodl that Mr. John It. Mc T.can is the owiner of a large interest in the Couinlercial-Trihiune. If such is the case, have we Ilqt in tlhalfact an explana tiolln f the milk n the Uisckeye cocuanut? Mlr. Mclean is an acconiplislled politician iandl a shrewd mani, and if lie can in any way help alolng aniiy divisions that may ex i4t in the republican party he will lie per forming a valuable service for his own party. Stimulation. [Clhicago News.] Bliats-T uitlerstand that young Briefly has taken up the law since lie married. I)iggs-Very likely. I understand that his wife lays it down to hiim. THE RHYME OF THE HILDA When darkness fell on the stormy sea one wild Novelmber day, With anchor downi off Gosport town, the good ship Ililda lay; Slhe hailed frol where the palm trees grow and the goldent sands roll fast, And the warm windl roves thlrough the bhamboo groves ehllet the burning day is past. lier Calptain st tood on her slippery deck and peered through the nlit and rain T'o lwherte a light through the darkening night across the water came; For the Ililda was a slaveship hold and she was laden fair, And 'twould ill-betide the trade she plied If they found her anchored there. lutt the Captain knew that a ship was near and lie cursed the storm on the deep;i, For lie dared not sail in the driving gale to rock in the tempest's sweep: And lie swore by the liends that ride the storm and shriek on the sounding blast, '1hat lie wotul not stow his load below if he swunLg fltori his owit topmast. So lie bade the sailors nail down tile door and fill the hatches tight, While the Angel of Death with his flaming breath sweeps low in his downward flight; But the ship that sailed from the port that night held her course on the storm-tossed tide; lier sheet was wet with the gray foam fleck as she passed the Ililda wide. And the Captain laughed a bitter laugh as. he tire up the narrow door; F:r a hundred turn in the choking pen lay still on the slitmy floor; And they dropped tthemi Into the rocking dark beneath the weepling sky; And the birds that soar above the ocean's roar. saw the souls of the dead go by. That night when the loud winds held their, peace and the stars shone dim and pale, W\ih prow torss.rl lioume, as she rose on the foam, the llihla lifted sail; Iler Captain stood oil the deck again npad looked back o'er the cold black waveds[" And the dead men all, at an unlheard Eall,i arose from theiir watery graves. - ill And the Captain saw in the Tlilda's wake.4i& shle tmale toward the open sea, A long black line, on the ruffled brine,; of 4pd men swimning free; Not a sound they made the livelong night as with even stroke they swam n And no one knows the llilda's woes nor know4s the course sllte ran. And now, at close of a stormy day off sea by Gosport town, When the shandows sweep acrosn the deep ald' the darkened sun goes down, to When a gray miut htings on th'e heavy w;t) and the dull winds moan and sigh, li Across thei ohill and dreary. W.tste g phantaom ship goes by , lHer hull Is green witsh the slimy nuose that * .spawns in the Southern seas, Hler"'stars are old and rough with mold, hiSt torn sails float In the breeze; But a shadowy figure walks her deck and looks back o'er the roiling iain, And behind her come, swimming, one byrogta a silent, ghastlyStrain. -M, B. Whiting In Boston Traiscrtpt. PUBLIC OWNERSHIP UTOPIA Experience of Boston With Utility. Works and What It Cost Taxpayers. [San Francisco Call.] In the year 1898 the city of Boston. en t-.red upon a large number of ventures in I,-'blic ownershlp, or real or supposed Ipublic utilities. Under Mayor Josiah r.ntincy tire city decided to do no business .,Inth contractors, but to estalblish its own ,:,orps and do all of iti ows work by its ',wn employes. The pla i is very allur ing. It was to be put l. opieration under rlict civil service rules, and Mayor Quincy was an honest and enthusiastic rnii andl reformer. Whatever lie said was ilndoIrsed and adopted. The city, at the cost of the taxpayers, -tr:ablished a municipal printing office, a S;:rpentry burean, a bureau of electrical ,rlstruction and repair, a veterinary bu rra:t to look after the health of the city's -horses, and wheelwrights, blacksmiths, Ilumbers, painters and letterers in large auail,mers became city employes and took their place on the public payroll. There v :; also established a municipal ice plant, tI supply ice for the public offices and ,Irinkitlg fountains, and ultimately to sup ply the people at cost with ice during the hot months. When the whole scheme was put in operation Boston felicitated her ,elf that she was independent of the con tractors and business men and able to live entirely within herself. Th'le system was maintained for two years. Then Mr. Quincy left the mayor's ,ltiiec and was succeeded by an old busi ness man, Mr. Hart, who was soon called on to sign vouchers for city work. lie examined them, Ibutsiness fashion, and then h, gani to look into the matter of cost. He founid a job, of electrical equipment on the ferryboats belonging to the city, which a contractor offered to do for $6,8oo, done by the city bureau, cost $o,2zoo. The electrical work on the building for hos pital nurses, worth $z,5S8, cost $4.754. Sihuilar work on the city armory, worth $:.o,sr,,, cost $6.71j0, and on the public .lhadIl buiilings work worth $i,47i, cost $ io,,o. lThecse samall finds set Mayor Ilart hunting among the books, vouchers and accounts. lie found that the ice turined out by the city ice plant was cost inIg 6,n a ton, while the autrket price was $. a ton. \Whcni the investigation was finished it was found that in the water ldepaIrt ment anml the other business bu reans of the city the waste was so esior Janius that the city debt had expanded over four times the limit allowed by the law, and that this had been effected by special actos of the legislature, from time to tLnte, permitting the city to issue bonds to meet the deficits caused by the administration of the public utilities. The payrolls were loaded down with em ployes and these in turn exerted their po litical influence upon the city council to continue piling up the burden. It was found that this mixture of business asnd politics had made it impossible to secure clficiency. An emtploye in the public print ing office was discharged for incompetency. lie refused to accept the discharge and returned next day saying to the superin tendent: "Alderman Blank of South IBos -uon says I'm to go back to work, and if nu make any kick about it I'm to. have your place and you itl, see?" And back he went. Under the civil service rule men in any specialty could be called for and empnto.et by'non-competitive examination, and then lie assigned to sonmething else titan the work in which they were ex amiuned. So it was foundl that there were employed on lJgrial work or inspection of pipes and hl..m7iits in the water depart iltent ,men who got into the service as coppersmiths, , ship calkers, one as an "cxpert swimmer," sailors, dial makers, rublber brasnet makers, riggers, splicers, stonecutters, miners, beam tenders, wire men and rod mea . Each had been called bly slecial requisition for his class of work, thourgh not even "expert switmning" was requtired in adniinlsterrng the public water plant. It was 'found by Mayor Hart that one third of t: o city emisployes could be spared without hurting the service, and they were discharged. It soon appeared that by puttaing an end to this sumphtuotus system of running public utilities and charging deficits off to the taxpayers Boston was saved $6oo,ooo. The cost of everything touched, handled and produced had ex cecdedl the open price by fromt a5 to sev eral thousand per cent. POINTED PARAGRAPHS [Chicago News.] What children need is more models and fewer critics. (.uly the man who understands wo men admits that he doesn't. Some live men remind us of dead ones w ho forgot to get buried. liced the teachings of adversity if you .would avoid a second lesson. ,Many a good woman can see where she 'tiglrt have been better looking. An act of heroism is but temporary, while an act of charity is everlasting. It's impossible to convince a lazy man that there is such a thing as easy work. A woman's education is never completed until she acquires the title of grandmother. Awe is the feeling with which one wo man regards another who wears imported g;owns. Fortunate is the man who doesn't have one-hatlf the troubles that his neighbors think lihe has. Esau was foolish to swap his birthright for a nmess of "pottage if le could have traded it for breakfast food. After marrying a man to reform him a woman soon begins to complain that he ibn't a hit like the man she married. Nothing delights a woman who loves nature so much as gathering wild flowers and grasses for the purpose of dyeing ilthem. The Vagrant Father of Waters. [St. Louis (;lobe-Democrat.] The Mississippi has lapsed into one of it freakish obsessions again.s It changed its channel 35 miles down the river while nobody was looking and one steamboat after another coming up went on the sandbars unitl when daylight broke there were three in a row, as motionless and abiding as any farmhouse on the shore. There appgars to be no system of warning river shipping of the fate of ves scls preceding them, or at least if there is "such a system no one was on guard. Sand. li'ars ebb and' flow. They are here today and gone to morrow, or if you think they are gone you are mistaken, for they are here, but in a totally different conforma tion, But if the river were as well watched and as well cared for as a railroad track tilts- chatnel would be fully as reliable. Heinzet' Phonograph .Press. [Meagher Republican.] 'Tle Reveille, Mr. Helnze's mouthpiece, issues a supplemenit this ,week In order to reproduce comments 'frotir his recently at quired unsmuzzled.'' If the careful reader will scrutinize tthese' itpflFgs, he will observe that all bear the same earmarks, .evidently corcelyved by the one mind that ''.oves ill suchl mysterious ways. TO PASS THE TIME Mistaken Effort. Clubber-Why are you hurrying so? Owen-1 owe a man $1o down the street. Clubber-I never saw a man so anxious to pay a bill. Owen-That is not the trouble; I see him coming about a block behind me. Force of Habit. Teacher-Now I will give you, children, a few sums to add. Ten, 8, ir, 43, What are you waiting for, Johnny; why don't you get to work ? Johniy (the footballist )-l'm waitiii' fer de signal. Not So Bad. First Snowflake-Is he then so hard hearted ? Second Ditto-Not so much as he would have one believe. He never falls on a lady's cheek but he melts immediately. The Dope Was Wrong. Mrs. Plunger-I shall attend no more of those social functions. Plunger-Why, my dear? MIrs. Plunger-In Ithe write-up of the affair last night they put Mrs. Warmnclose first, Mrs. Jabberway place, Mrs. Brilliant ine third, and myself in the also ran. The Last of the Black Diamond. They had called for the best talent on the force; already the rewards had in creased until a small fortune awaited the man who located the missing treasure. Cellars were searched, garrets were ran sacked, and still no trace of the spoil. Telegrams had been sent far and wide and all the detective agency men in the country were scurrying about like the out fielder chasing a fly. Suddenly Young Sharpeyes appeared upon the scene in his airship. lie arose, ,higher and higher, un til he seemed a mere speck in the blue sky. As they watched eagerly they beheld the machine standing stationary, and then all of a sudden descend to the earth like a fishlhawk diving for its prey. A mighty shout arose as the airship neared the spot. Wo\Vmen wept for joy, while strong men became hysterical with jubilation, for there on the open prairie lay the sy pounds of coal stolen from the Smith sonian institute by the bold robber, who had shadowed the treasure all the way from Colorado. South and the Canal. [;Atlanta Constitution.] Can any Southern mnan in congress stand in his shoes and confess that the repulil can party has been so pure and faultless in its administrations as that the only democratic hope to make a point against them is to fight the accomplished facts in Panama and refuse our present unpar alleled opportunity to get the isthmian canal under our own control and upon our own terms? The democratic senators from the South, with two or three ex ceptions, will not make this blunder. They are men of too much sense and pa triotism to be seduced into opposing the Panama situation as it is. They are too able statesmen to consider overwhelming American sentiment as naught. They are too loyal to this one supreme interest of Southern commence to nit pathetically impotent in congress pointing out ihlow holes in the platform of Panama inde pendence. Be Cheerful If You Can. [Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.] Give the friend you meet a smile and a cheery word as you pass along. Unless your troublles are urgent and you are look ing to him for aid do not volunteer a re cital of your worries. He has troubles of his own. Talk on pleasant things. Have confidence in the present and faith in the future. Nobody cares to hear your mis givings or your predictions of worse things that are to come. INTER MOUNTAIN'S DAILY FASHION HINT 'AN'ADVANCE "MODEL .lN FOJLARDS-Large flgqrieg and ombre stripes will characterize the foulards for the coming season, and this model, imported by India Sutherland, showvi a scarlet silk with large, white flowers and gold braids effect. j4vyly used for.tvurmning. Th,, shaped place of plain .carlet silk which outlines the white yoke is.heavily embroidered with gold threads, and 'ressed gold cords are draped -beneath this aid Used to form a lattice 9ver the underblouse of plisse chiffQn.' The skirt has a tunie.effec.leeply scalloped over the two scant volants, this being outlined with the gollace braid, and a deep pointed belt of gold lace, with sash loops and ends in the bpck, make a girlisha finish. The Frances hat worn with, this is. in whit0 Irish ,crochet, with a binding of white panne uiibroidered.in gold and a shaded plume in white, pink. and a little red dropping over the side, PERSONAL AMBITIONS Their Relation to the State and National Campaigns. [Boston Journal.] The opposition papers have been dili gently engaged In the enterprise, if they might, of promoting prejudice between re publican leaders. They have used mnany columns in trying to make Mr. Platt be lieve that he is In eternal controversy with Governor Odell. But it turns out that Platt and Odell have onried the hatohet, if there were any hatchet to bury, and that they are working together in harmony for the success of the New York republican campaign in 1904. Having been driven from the New York enterprise, the opposition are now endeavoring to mnake it appear that Hanna is on the wartpath as against Roosevelt. In the democratic publications they have un dertaken to get up a republican movement for Hanna in 19o4, but Hanna promptly sat down on it. They are now endeavor. ing to make General Wood an eternal and immutable issue, but Wood as a campaign issue does not seem to be winning out. General Wood will rise or fall on the testimony. General Wood was promoted by Mc Kitnley over the heads of certain oilicers. If anybody was deceived, McKinley was particularly deceived. Not for a moment will Roosevelt stand by Wood if it be shown that he is the derelict that his one mies claim 'him to be. But it is believed that the charges against Wood will be proved to be false and that he will be con firmed. The opposition insists that Hanna will raise another issue against Roosevelt and that is the issue of Perry S. Heath. No doubt, Hanna stands by his friends and Perry Heath is one.of them, but it is in credible that IIanna will make the trouble which the opposition forebode lie will snake touching Heath. Of course, if the report of General Bristow is confirmed, 'Heath cannot stay on the republican na tional.committee except to thie detriment of the influence of the committee, and P'resilent Roosevelt is quite right in tak ing that view. Men Are So Unobserving. [Town Topics.] Prudence--Why will you be so careless, Joy? \\hen you lifted your train for the last waltz I saw your garter? Joy-lWorrors I Blue with a pink gown. I dressed in a hurry. I hope no one else saw it-none of the women, I mean. SIGNS OF THE TIMES The Janitor smiles in the friendliest way And asks if there is anything he can do; The pustman was pleasant when he came to* day lie said: "I am gla- when I have mail for you." The cook says she doesn't want afternoons out, And "what are your favorite dishes?" she'll say It's hard to decide what they're thinking abhout But Christmas is something like three weeks away. The boy with the papers conies early at last, And tucks them securely against tile front door; The grocer's boy brings us our orders so fast We cannot believe it was at hint we swore; The officer, too, who is watch of our street Assures us he's eyeing our house night and day And never a burglar can work his beat Well, Clhristmas is something like three weeks away. The office boy begs for some errands to run; Old friends write us letters from places afarl The waiter inquires it our steak is well done, And "if it's not right, then the chef gets a jar." The grim elevator boy-oh, what a changel 'Tis we give orders, 'tis he must obey! Yes, every one's pleasant -and isn't it strange When Lhristmas is something like three weeks away? -Chicago Tribune.