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II * B 6 THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , OCTOBER 3 , 1W2. The I4oitf oik fleLds It wasn't as bad in Henderson's dls- trlot ns might have boon. Tlio platform adopted plainly means , "Lot well enough alone" . " Grand Island is probably behaving itself tbls wotlc. The ministers of tlio M. E. oburch , North Nebraska confer ence , au .lu ] OBBlon there , .T. Piorpont Morgan cnnnot seem to ngroo with the World-Herald tlmt Presi dent Koosovolt'H remarks concerning the trusts are "words , words , wonlfl , and still moro words. " Senator Dietrich expresses himself us decidedly opposed to tariff revision nnd la thereby In oloso touch with Nebraska republicans who can see no benefit to the country to bo derived by altering the turilT Kohodnlo. We'll put up with it this time but the day is coming when Norfolk will hnvo nil entertainment and if any rain en deavors to Interfere , wo will sit down on it in a manner that will not bo whole- BO mo. It will bo funny for the fuBionlstB when they nro brought to the point of voting as the king of capitalists , Morgan , dictates , because ho does not ndmlro President Uoosovolt and hia position re garding the trusts. Twelve states that have hold demo cratic convention ! * declined to specifically endorse the Kansas Olty platform , which indicates an absence of that de sired article called harmony that IB of paramount importance to democratic success. The Dee had a head yesterday stating that the mlna wore a great benefit. If the man who wrote it would ask the Norfolk carnival committee and the people who trlodtfo celebrate In the mud ho would find considerable disagree inont from his views. The World-IIorald has suddenly re tired its Rosewater cartoons and its other slams at the Boo and its editor. It is evident that Mr. Hitchcock desires to gather in-Borne of the deflect ions from the republicans caused by the Bee's at tacks on Congressman Mercer. If it could bo made obligatory on prob- orty owners to a ccopt as a purchase prlco the assessed valuation of their prop erty and that which was not returned revert - vert to t o state there would bo a Bornmblo to put prices on property that would quickly dispose of the assessment and tax question. The prlco of pork is about throe times ns high as it was In 180(5 ( and yet people Insist on eating it and pay the price , because they have the money. Jinny of them can better afford to eat pork now than they could in the yearn of ea- amity and the farmer can certainly ctter afford to raifeo hogs. Burt Mupos , republican candidate for county attorney , 1ms boon given a trial through one term in that olllce and has proven a satisfactory official to his constituents. Before his election his friends were numerous and since ho has added many to them and his election this fall will bo practically unanimous. It is reported that D. E. Thompson of Xiiucoln is to bo appointed minister to Brazil at $12,000 n year. It would prob ably bo a satisfactory appointment to both friends and enemies. The former would consider it a neat compliment and the latter would bo glad of his removal - moval from the state as a political factor. The fusion majority in the Third con gressioual district has been sloughing off steadily and positively each succeeding election since Mr. .Robinson was first nominated and n real conscientious fus iouist who has watched it go will not care to risk his money on the fact that it will not disappear entirely during the coming election. Many of the democrats who put in a bid for higher price * during the cam pnigu of 1890 are now complaining because cause prices are so high. If they desire a return to the conditions-of the Cleve land aduiiustrn tloii with free soup houses , commonweal wmiea , etc. , they may be accommodated by inducing euought people to accept their views. The Massachusetts proposition for the settlement of the coal strike is a now one and it is to bo hoped that it may prove effective. If a receiver can be np pointed to handle a business in which the public is particularly Interested it will bo a fine thing for the -people and not so bad for the capital and labor con cerned. New York is the first state to furnish evidence that the trusts do not need to look to the republicans for support and protection. The republicans of that state insisted on candidates whoso con nection with trnsts would not interfere with justice being done to the people in opposition to'urge and oppressive organ izatious of capital. Senator Mark Ilanua thinks that the question lying right up next to the people ple has not changed since 11)00 ) and they are warned that they can do no good by laying spikes and timbers in the way of the wheels of prosperity , but should lot well enough alone. There will bo Rome who will disagree with the senator but tlmo will provo that ho is exactly right. Mr , Hryan Is soon to permit the hear ing of his volco In Nebraska in an en deavor to swing the state back into his column. Ills utter failure of several proceeding campaigns have not dis couraged him and it may bo depended upon that ho will try as never before this fall to make the democrats of other states bollevo that ho is "it" in Ne braska. Our friends on thnj other side are looking for an inane. They need not worry. The issue is looking for them. Prosperity is tin IRSUO , nnd nil other questions are secondary. The American standard of living , American manhood nnd American homos are but the re sultants of republican legislation , the sequences of n protective tariff which brought to us and will continue to give ns an unprecedented ago of luxury , an unparalleled era of prosperity. Senator J. II. Oixlllngor of New Hampshire in the senate chamber Juno 2fi , Before the operation to President Uoosovolt , ftihlon oxolianges were howl ing their heads off because the republi can managers had found It necessary to bring the president to Nebraska to save it from the fnslonistB. Since the trip was cancelled they are trying to believe that the operation wnfl simply au excuse of the republican managers for keeping the president from making speeches because - cause ho was injuring republican pros pects. All of which goes to show that the fuslonlsts are hard up for campaign material , and resort to any old guess to fill the vacuum. While prospects are very favorable for the results of elections to the ropnb lloans , they should put forth particular efforts to BOO that the republican major ity in congress is maintained , The democrats are to have the assistance of men and money that they have not known for years if the reports from the east are to bo believed. The prospects are that a number of Nebraska districts will redeem themselves , hut this should not bo considered as an absolute truth until n count of the votes makes it so , and the republicans should exert every effort np to the oloso of the campaign. There are probably classes of people who would desire prosperity all for themselves , but no law has yet boon discovered whereby any certain class can enjoy general prosperity and not have others participate in its benefits also. Prosperity that will'benefit the farmers must benefit the people of the towns and cities and the town and city people cannot bo prosperous without some of the benefit accuring to the country people. It is so with capital nnd labor. When capital is employed working men are receiving wages , and when labor is busy capitalists are mak ing money. Hon. J. J. McCarthy is receiving warm commendation from the people ho will represent in the next congress. Ho is an ideal candidate uud is making friends wherever ho appears. The campaign being put up by himself nnd the committee is proving disconcerting to the fnsiouests. Ho is hero , there and everywhere , keeping his supporters in line and breaking into the ranks of the fusionlsts. With the momentum his campaign has acquired it is safe to pro diet that his majority will bo ns large and handsome ns that delivered .by the people to any candidate in the state , no cording- the population of his' district. ' The fuslonists already indicate a desire sire to resort to personalities in the present campaign. The republicans will do wise to combat a desire to follow them in that direction. The ropnbli cans have conducted n campaign nbovo personalities for n number of years and the incliuntiou of the fnsiouists to resort to that method of campaign is only an indication of weakness that should bo gratifying to the republicans. The per sonnl lives of candidates nro of small consequence to the voters except so far ns they affect their ability to represent the people satisfactorily. What should it matter what church a man belongs to , whether ho does or does not drink boor , play cards , or whether or not he believes in corporal punishment for his children ? It is the political principles of the man nnd his ability to support them that is of interest to the rotors. If n candidate is lacking in such essen tials ic is quite a temptation for his tup- porters to dig into the personal lives of his opponents. The State Journal has been doing some investigating about the home of Hon. J. II. Mickey , republican candi date for governor. It finds that there are an abundance of neighbors and friends in that section of the state ready and willing to say a good word or many of tnein for Mr. Mickey and leads to the impression that the World-Hernld's ef forts to make it appear that ho is un popular at homo are just the contrary and that as has been suspected all the time by those who take the World-Her ald stories according to their deserts and believe only half that they know to bo true about them he will poll n very generous complimentary vote from'the fnslonfstft of his own town and county , ax well ns others who know him. The World-Herald never guts tired of defeat- ng its own ends and making republican votes by its grossly exaggerated stories of republican candidates. Armor I'lato. The World-Herald hays armor plate is being sold by American firms nt $3.7G a pound , while thcgo same firms sell it nt homo for $ L1C , audit wants to know how long the people will submit to n trust that does that ? This sort of logio is used by the free traders every tlmo thn tariff in nt the front ao nu issue. They will name , with frightful disregard of facts , an artiolo that is being sold cheaper abroad by American firms than it is being sold at homo. It nlwnys takes a good while to got n specific- denial from abroad nud thus the untruth has HH sway for nn undue period. As to steel armor , let nn ask why the manufacturers should sell it cheaper abroad than nt homo when they are ab solutely unable to fill their homo orders ? Do business men do that sort of thing ? Are they looking for cheap markets when they can't supply the demand at higher prices ? Fremont Tribune. General Frederick Funstou is the latest to testify to the fact that the would-be reformers failed in their at tempt to improve the morals of the army by abolishing the canteen. In his annual report for the department of olonulo ho points out that trials by court martial have nearly doubled dur ing the past year nnd n largo share of the responsibility for this condition ho lays to the fact that since the abolish ment of canteens , saloons of the lowest typo have been established just outside the military reservations whore they are not subject to any sort of regula tions. Soldiers who would bo satisfied with a glass or two of beer at a canteen , will go to these dives nnd remain uuti nil their wages nro gone , overstayed their leave or engaged in an altercation. The owners of these resorts are in busi- utss for the soldiers' money nud they do not hositnto nt the depths of debauchery to which they are compelled to resort to obtain it. A canteen under army regulations , the receipts of which go to ward the benefit of the soldiers , nro moral institutions in comparison. These reformers should learn that it is as impossible to keep a soldier from drink as it is to load a horse to water and make him drink , and should govern their efforts accordingly. Funny Fusion Management. iV correspondent of the State Journal has been looking up the records of the Tastings hospital for the insane and found Bomo funny fusion management , which occurred while Mr. Thompson , the fusion candidate for governor , was lationnl commlttocman , and responsible as n political leader , while 0. Q. Do- Franco , now fusion candidate for state auditor , Was chief bookkeeper in the tate treasurer's ofilce , was chief com piler of fusion campaigu literature and was state chairman of the populist party. The funny management was therefore carried on right under his nose and is in keeping with other transactions of the fusion "reform" government. These mou are anxious to got back into power and it is proper that the atten tion of the voters should bo called to their management of affairs when they were in power before. To quote the Journal article : "Tho superintendent of the Hastings asylum , acting under the orders nnd ap proval of the state officials nnd the other parts of the fusion machinery , made fierce and frantic onslaughts on the appropriation for food nud clothing , nnd after the election of 1000 had marked the end of the fusion manage ment , the onslaughts became moro fierce and more frantic. The transactions be tween election day and the first of Jan- nary are almost incredible , and would bo beyond belief were they not matters of actual record. One does' not blame thoui for the several attempts that were made to conceal or obscure the records of scandalous purchases. " While peculiar transactions in cloth ing , coffins and burial robes are shown the butter transactions of the institution are perhaps the most notorious. These wore with a favorite dealer in Adams county. Beginning with April of 1801) to October , 1000 , the butter purchases are shown to range from $12 to $120 worth of the spreadable n month , nnd the total .paid out for butter in 1C mouths was $2,094 ! J5. Then election came nud the ofilcinls had but two mouths in which to complete ( heir butter operations before the republicans took charge of the administration. During November and December they therefore bought a total of 13,877 pounds of butter at a cost of $2,007 10. The Journal article farther says : "They knew that it was a fraud on the tax payers. They knew that thousands and thousands of pounds of the stuff would rot before it could bo used. The anxiety was to spend the money where it would 'do the most goal1 before the republicans took charge. In spite of the half a ton of useless stuff on hand they hurried and bought 280 pounds on the ] rith of January and 412 * * , pound H on the Oth. By that time the scandal and the butter began to'smell to heaven , ' and the new atnte officials put a stop to further batter transactions. " Tlio Madison Star , democrat , says : As yet no democrat has signified his willingness to run for county attorney against Hurt Mnpos. " A. state election was held in Goorgin Wednesday , There is not much inter est in the outcome , however , ns the [ lomocrnts had the only organized ticket in the field and there can be no question of the result. Society folks who expect to meet the crown prince of Slam on the occasion of his visit to this country , may as well bo devoting some time to the correct pro nunciation of his name , which is Ohowfa Maha Vajlrnvudh. The Budden death of Emilo Zola , the famed French author , IB na much re gretted in America ns it IB in his own country. The world hns not snoh nn abundance of good modern writers that any of them are willingly'spurod. ' In Now York they nro soiling conl dust nt 25 cents per bucketful nnd com panies nro being organized to sell pont , which is a condition that hns not yet been realized in the west nud it is to bo hoped that consumers will not bo brought to that pass. It ia now reported that Mr. Bryan will not bolt the democratic ticket in 1004 if ho is not renomiunted. Perhaps that depends. It would seem quite strange , for instance , if Mr. Bryan should bo caught iii the act of supporting Mr , Hill or Mr. Cleveland at election time. Hon. J. J. McCarthy , republican can- didnto for congress , is going right nhend gathering in friends nnd honors , despite the frnutlo efforts of the democrats to put n stay on his growing popularity by assorting what n line man Mr. Robinson is nnd endeavoring to discredit Mr. Mc Carthy. F. L. Putney , candidate for represent ative on the republicnn ticket , cnn make a fine nddress nnd his speeches on legislative floor , if circumstances should require his making any , will hold the attention and respect of all hearers. He is logical and convincing , and the meas ures he champions will have telling sup port. Those economists who propose to kill the American trusts by abolishing the tariff on trust made goods nro renlly planning to nssist the foreign trusts to a very desirable market. This may embarrass - barrass the American trusts but will not benefit the people. The foreign capital ist nnd the foreign laborer will reap the profit of a piece of foolishness on the part of Americans. Perhaps the democrats will be kind enough to explain in just what particu lars their proposed tarriff treatment of the trust evil would bo different from that administered for all commercial evils when they were steering the ship of state under Grover. They certainly sliced the tariff from trust made artic les then , but they didn't make the people ple entirely prosperous and happy. After the democrats , populists nnd republicans of Lyuiau county , S. D. , had convened and named their tickets they suddenly discovered that cattle rustling was the paramount issue and the three parties fused on n new ticket nnd thus opened whnt promises to be one of the warmest campaigns known , with n likelihood that someone will get hurt. It is nn almost unprecedented notion nnd the outcome will be watched with interest. The democrats are having a lot of assistance in nn endeavor to confuse the voters into a belief that they are suf fering terribly under n republican ad ministration , but the wise voter will keep his bond , examine conditions for himself from his own personal stand point and vote the republican ticket. If he is abused nnd suffering ho does not need to bo told BO by the confusion- ists. If he is living , enjoying life and gathering in n reasonable share of pros perity all the nrgninent in the world should not operate to convince him that his condition can be bettered by voting the democratic ticket. In 1800 Maxwell , the fusion nominee for congress , was elected over Hammond mend by more than 1,000 plurality. In 1808 Robinson was elected over Norris with a plurality of 702. In 1000 Robin- sou won over Hays by a plurality of but 175 votes. This indicates the foiling off of the fusion majority in this district since the combine of parties gained the ascendency. It should require no wild guesses to reach the conclusion that the fusion plurality will entirely disappear til's fall and that the district will be rep resented by a republican during | the coming two years , and that republican will be Hon. J. J. McCarthy. A great many fusion papers are find ing that the worst thing they can say against J. II. Mickey , the republican candidate for governor ; ia that he docs not drink. In the last campaign they were putting up just the contrary kind of argument as to why Mr. Dietrich should not bo supported , which is to show that they are difficult to suit when it comes to republican candidates- Their work ngainst Mr. Mickey may count with n few who cannot believe that n man can be a gentleman and not punish boo/o , but there are many fu- slonists who will support Mickey for no other reason than that his sobriety is being - ing used against htm. The demoorats may have hurt the trusts with their free trade policy of 18011 , but that is the only effort made to do up the combinations during their four years in power , and that was not directed at the trnsts. Their revision of tariff schedules undoubtedly hurt the trusts , but the industry or class of people it benefited unless it was the money lenders it yet to bo heard from. The people are looking for no moro experi ments of that kind. The tariff schedule is not so sacred to the republicans but thnt they will alter it if absolutely nec essary , but the people will not consent to hnvo such alterations made by the democrats. Some merchants who hnvo noted the avidity with which people have pm- chased the cheap stuff advertised by the largo catalogue houses nro catering to that class of trndo by putting in nud advertising goods of the same quality. A merchant in a neighboring town advertises a sowing machine for $14. It is probably not of desirable quality and qunlificntlous , but people who will send to cntnlogno houses for the same class of goods could not well complain if they buy the saino quality of goods from their local merchant. Some are so inconsistent however that they will demand cntnloguo prices from their homo dealers and expect the quality to be equal to the best grade goods ho handles. The St. Louis Globo-Demoor t says : "Neither the republican party nor Pres ident McKinley over favored reciproc ity on articles produced by American industries. " And it is not likely that the republican party will favor , to any Inrge extentreciprocity on such nrticles at this date. The ideaof republican reci procity is that it shall not interfere with the tariff except incases where pro ducts of foreign countries can be exchanged for American products with benefit to both parties to the agreement. It canbe understood that foreign producers would not wel come from America an article which is produced by them and no more will America welcome from foreign countries that which will come into competition with American pro-ducts. David Bennett Hill is "it" in New York , his slate with Bird S. Color for governor having been adopted by the state convention. It now remains to see whether Now York will support the new turn of affairs in spite of the deflection from the ranks shown at the convention. If Mr. Hill can secure the backing of his state ho will bo in position to meet the Bryan forces at the next national con vention and give Mr. Bryan n whirl for the national leadership. In New York there are men who would prefer to fol low the republican party to returning to the old democratic style of campaign , and in the balance of the country there are others , so that it will bo exceedingly doubtful if the democrats under Mr. Hill's leadership will be stronger on the start than they have been with Mr. Bryan as a leader. It is now alleged that' J. Pierpont Morgan has decreed the defeat of Pres ident Roosevelt for president in ' 04 and is looking around for a competent demo cratic candidate to tie up to. Doubtless that party will welcome with great effusion this ally with money to burn. Of course it will have to change its battle cry to some degree , and sing ex ceedingly low about trnsts and plu tocrats but this is a feat easily per formed by the democratic party. It is time indeed that the leaders began to practice the new tune. The time is short and the sooner they begin to ap preciate the vast benefits conferred on the human race by the Morgan syndi cates , the easier will it be tor the spell binders to accommodate their voices to the new music , nnd the better they will sing it. Hnving measured the nlleged democratic hostility to trusts , Mr. Mor gan prefers to take his chances with almost any windy but ineffectual states man , rather than with such a man as Theodore Roosevelt who moans just a'oo it wh11 h gays Sfne Journal. Other papers besides the Omaha World-Herald have premitted their want ad. pages to speak for the pros perity that is prevailing while their editorial pages may have been devoted to nu effort to deny such conditions or bring about n change that would result in n different shoving. The American Economist has been investigating some of these papers and has made a com parison between whnt was shown in 180C and the evidence presented in 1902. The New York Herald , said to be the best advertising medium in the country , for the five weeks from August 2 to August 80 , 1690 , had 4,710 ads for sit uations wanted and 1,009 for help wanted. For the corresponding weeks of 1003 there were 6,029 for situations wanted and 0,305 nds for help. The excess of situations wanted in 1890 was 2,801 , nud for help wanted in 1002 the excess was 480. It will bo understood that the situations wanted represent only one position each while the uds for help wanted represent from one to 5,000 persons each. The want ads for the single date of Angu&t 24,1003 , from Constipation Does your head ache ? Pain back of your eyes ? Bad taste in your mouth ? It's your liver ! Ayer's Pills are liver pills. They cure consti pation , headache , dyspepsia. 25c. All dfugglits. Want your motntnclio or beard a beautiful brown or rlcli Muck ? Then uio BUCKINGHAM'S DYEMU 10 CM. Of O.UMHTI. e B. E. HUL * CO. , N. U LN.M. forty of the lending papers of the coun try are summarized. Tho'o papers in clude such as the Now York Herald , World , Journal , Boston Globe , Herald , Chicago Tribune , Record-Hornld , Inter- Ocean , Philadelphia Press , Record , and papers of this class. It shows thnt on that date there wore a total of advertise ments for help wanted of 12,940 , while the situations wanted were 5,550. This certainly indicates that there is more work to do than there are people to do it. This IB the condition that some desire - sire to change. They insist that meas ures be inaugurated that in the past have given the situation wanted 'an advantage over the help wanted ads. They want n change regardless of how that change may effect the people of the country. . Beet Sugar MlHrcprcscntnttnn. W. Bayard Cutting of New York hns addressed n letter to the New York Press , calling attention to n few inac curacies in the article recently written by William E. Curtis , concerning beet sugar , which bns been given such wide publicity by the refiners' trust. Mr. Cutting's nrgrimeut follows : "As n fairly typicnl instance of the persistent misstatement and reckless disregard of facts with which the attack on the beet sugar industry in the United States is being conducted , my attention lids been called to a communication in the Chicago Record-Herald of Septem ber 0 over the signature of William E. Curtis. I select two only out of the many misrepresentations : " 'At 2.fj } cents a pound wo have $4 50 worth of sugar for each $4 ton of beets , WHICH ALLOWS 50 CENTS FOR THE MANUFACTURE. That is an allowance of $400 a day for running nn 800-ton plant , which is ample. ( The capitals are my own. ) "It is probably safe to say that the beet sugar factories in the United- States averaged last year about seven times the sum (50 ( cents ) named for the 'man ufacture , ' or factory expenses of turn ing a ton of beets into granulated sugar. In one 750-ton fnctory now in operation the expenses of which the writer spenks amount to over $3,000 per day , instead of the $400 , pronounced by Mr. Curtis to be 'ample' for running an 800-ton , plant , and this , too , without any nllow- nnce for wear and tear , interest account , , etc , etc. "Again the letter says : " 'That' nn imaginary occurrence previously recounted 'has made it necessary for the factories' at Grand Island and Norfolk 'to raise their own beets. ' "The statement is absolutely untrue ; nil the beets for these factories are being raised by independent fanners , and the company is not cnltivatiug a single acre * "Nowone of two conclusions seems in evitable either the writer of the article in the Chicago Record-Herald isgrossly ignorant or wilfully misrepresents ; and yet this article is published with large head lines , widely distributed nt the expense of some one who is interested ia the suppression of any new sugar pro ducer , and , unless the denial or refuta tion be given equal publicity with the original publication , the people are- cheated into the belief that the state ments nre true. The article is not unique ; the mis- ropresentntion not exceptional. Thus has the whole campaign ngainst the beet sugar industry been conducted at Washington and through the country. Two inquiries force themselves upon the thoughtful 'what must be the nature of the cause that requiries such methods for its promotion ? ' and 'Whnt can be the inducing reason for the use of such methods ? " ' FOR SALK 2 tracts of 10 acres each in edge of town. GAKDXEH & SEILER. " I have made a most thorough trial of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and am prepared to say that for all dis eases of the lungs it never disap. r " points. J. Early Flnley , Ironton , O. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral won t cure rheumatism ; we never said it would. It won't cure dyspepsia ; we never claimed it. But it will cure coughs and colds of all kinds. V/e first said this sixty years ago ; we've been saying it ever since. Tbreeilici : 25e. , SOc. , SI. All drufilifi. < , ! ' . ' ; take " i , i..1' * * * * " ' ' ' ' TO" not to take . ' It. then iton't . take It. llo kuoiri Leare It with him. We are wlillnk.K"owl > J. O. AY Kit CO. . Lowell. Man.