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THE OMAHA DAILY MONDAY , OCTOBER
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
12. UOSEWATEIl , Editor.
PUBLISHED EVEHY MOUNINO.
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THE BEI2 PUBLISHING COMPANY.
ST.ITBMKST OF CHICULAT1ON.
Btato of Nebraska , Douglas County , ss. :
Qoorse B. Tzschuck. secretary of The Bee
Publishing company , being duly sworn , says
that the actual number of full and com
plete coplc-s of The Dally , Morning. EvenIng -
Ing and Sunday Bee. printed during the
rnonth of September , 1833 , was as follows :
1 . 27,170 1C . 8-lnU
2 . URl.tO ) 17 . S3l > 20
3 . tt ,2DB is . sir,5i >
4 . iMt > - . ' 19 . s-iBJB !
0 . UIJ.ITO 20 . 21,7-10
G . 2.-.HIU 21 . 24,70(1 (
7 . unr.u : 22 . ss.oio
8 . un , 0 23 . S4 , 40
9 . XtZ'M 21 . 83 , 1
10 . un.0.1l ( 23 . SI , 8II
11 . Ur.,720 26 . S 1,070
12 . 2-1,01)0 27 . St,7)0
13 . 21,010 23 . B-1,540
14 . 21,700 29 . 24,1110
15 . 2-1,700 30 . L.2I , 20
Total . 730,880
Less unsold and returned copies. . . . t > , ( ) S
Net total sales . 747.HH8
Not dally average . . 84 , 2U
OEOHGE B. TZSCHUCK ,
Subscribed and sworn before me this 2nd
( Seal. ) Notary Public.
Newspaper renders will notice tlmt
The Netis the only paper In Orualia Hint
lias the enterprise to collect ami present
the registration. figures complete for
their henullt.
What has happened to the great Ar
kansas statesman , Chairman .Tones of
the democratic national committee ? A
few proclamations over his name are
several weeks overdue.
The fuslonists llnd almost as little
consolation in the figures of the second
day's registration as they found in those
of the first day. Two to one for the re
publicans shows which way the wind
blows.
All Iowa Is waiting for the returning
volunteers to take up their railroad jour
ney' from San Francisco eastward. The
mustering oilicers cannot complete their
work too soon or the trains carry the
regiments too rapidly.
If the exposition of 1S08 had been fa
vored by the weather clerk the closing
month as was the exposition this year
the stockholders' would have received 100
cents on the dollar instead of 00 cents
and a handsome dividend to boot.
South Omaha was a fusion stronghold
Jn years of business depression and Idle
workmen. Now , however , that is one of
the busiest and most prosperous cities of
the state and the republican party
should carry It by a good safe majority.
If the railroad companies of Nebraska
want to sow the wind by an arbitrary
blanket advance In freight rates In the
natural products of this state they may
expect as an inevitable result to reap
the whirlwind in the shape of restrictive
laws.
It Is safe and reasonable to predict
that hundreds of voters In this city who
In recent years supported the fusion
tickets will this year vote with the re
publicans , but for good and snlliclent
reasons will not declare their intention
BO to do.
The Itryuu press agent with his auto
matic magnifying optics is again abroad
In Nebraska , If ho IH not engaged at
once to take the next census the state
will lose the opportunity of showing up
In the population scale with at least
6,000,000 people.
It Is as Impossible for the Omnhn Fnk-
ory to go through n political campaign
without mud-slinging an It Is for a horse
to lly. IJut after the fusion organ has
provoked republicans to retaliation It
will raise Its usual cry about unfair
methods In political warfare.
One of the populist papers Is quoting
what Dryan said about David B. II111
In 18015 , but they are not quoting what
Bryan said about the parity of silver
nud wheat In 1800. The Irrefutable logic
of events makes Itry'an's assertions of
1800 bad campaign material for the
'popocrats ' In 1890 ,
Emperor William wants to Increase
his navy by the addition of enough bat
tleships and cruisers to make a respect
able navy all by Itself , The German
kaser | knows that the war of the future
must be fought on sea as well as on
land and he does not propose to be
caught unprepared.
The principal reply to the publication
of the Hryan letter to .T. Sterling Mor
ton , In which the silver colonel asserts
that ho Is after olllco for the money
rather than the honor In It , Is to call
Mr. Morton all sorts of names. This
may bo hard on Morton , but It Is dilll-
cult to see how It helps Hrynn.
Registration returns of the city of
Omaha show to what depths the populist
organization In this community has
been brought by the policy of the state
Jiouso machine. Two days of registra
tion discloses only 285 voters who still
wish to profess the populist name , when
flvo yea * ago nearly 2,000 populists
wevo registering their votes for populist
candidates. The swallowing process
eoems to have been pretty effective In
Douglas county.
The brazen attempt of the pnpocrntlc
machine to override the law directing
the placing of party nominations on the
oillclnl ballot Is a piece ot political
thimble rigging as audacious as any ever
attempted by the most unscrupulous
partisan manipulators.
Although the law expressly states that
the first position on the ticket belongs"
to the candidate of the political party
polling the highest number of votes and
It Is conceded tlmt the republican party
lias regularly polled more votes In Ne
braska than any"- other party , yet the
populist secretary of state dellantly re
verses the legal order and the popo-
crnttc managers arc asking for n man
damus In this county to compel the
clerk to Iguoup the plain letter of the
law , alleging that for tills purpose the
fusion candidates tire entitled to count
as their own the votes cast by all par
ties In opposition to the republicans.
In a word , according to this conten
tion there are thred separate political
parties In the fusion fold so far as holdIng -
Ing state conventions Is concerned and
labeling nominees with three d sllnct
party names , but only one political party
when It comes to add tip the voles. The
party for which the claim Is set up that
It polled the highest number of vole ?
Is the "fusion" party , but no "fusion"
state convention has ever been held , no
"fusion" certificate of nomination over
Hied , no "fusion" state committee ever
j appointed.
J The only case on recoil that roni-
j ' pares at all with this for monumental
jugglery Is that In which the local
popoeratle organ sought to secure lepal
advertising on a claim of largest circu
lation for n paper It called the Dally
World-Herald , which had no existence
In fact and of. which not a copy could
be produced , but for which n perjured
i circulation was sworn to by adding to
gether the circulations to two separate
Capers- , one 'morning and one evening ,
and setting It up against the circula
tion of The Omaha Evening Bee.
The re-publican party stands every
where for a free ballot and an honest
count , while the popoeratle combination
represents the suppression of the ni'gro
vote by force , the perpetration of the
recount frauds , the manipulation of the
olllclal ballot and every species of elec
tion trickery and fraud. In this county
the popocmts have appealed to one court
to compel the acceptance of a fraudulent
certificate of nomination for one can
didate who wants to use the populist
name as that of a distinct political party
and to another court to iMdaro that no
such party exists , but that it Is only a
part of the "fusion" party so that their
candidates may demand the place on the
olllclal ballot that belongs to their op
ponents. To what greater depths could
the self-styled forces of reform have
fallen in their repudiation of all political
principle and decency to promote the
mad quest for patronage and plunder ?
ASSKKT10X VKllSUS FACT.
Colonel Bryan said in Ids talk at Ox
ford on Saturday that "the republican
party In its present position on almost
every issue of the day is antagonizing
the interests of the farmer.the laborer
and the business man. " This Is a clmr-
ncterlstlc assertion of the popoeratle
leader and as usual he offered nothing
in support of it. As is well known , how
ever , Colonel Bryan has little regard
for facts and he has never shown less
than in the present campaign. He docs
not argue ; he simply dogmatizes. There
are people who unquestionably accept
as truth everything that Colonel Bryan
says , but there are many others who
will not be satisfied with mere assertion
and demand evidence.
If Colonel Bryan were required to
show In what respect the republican
party antagonizes the interests of the
farmer , the laborer and the business
man he would llnd the task very dltll-
cult. The whole record of republican
policy since the organization of the
party confutes the assertion. That
policy Jms built up the greatest market
in the world 11 market which last year
consumed agricultural products to the
value of $ ; { , GSaOl)0,000. ) It has developed
the industries of the United States so
that this Is now the leading manufactur
ing nation of the world , exporting an
nually to foreign markets hundreds of
millions of dollars' worth of the products
of our mills and factories. Under the
operation of that policy American labor
has been raised to a higher plane than
that of nny other country , so that the
state of the American workingman is
envied throughout the civilized world.
It would require columns to show all
that republican jwllcy has accomplished
In developing the resources of the coun
try , Increasing facilities of transporta
tion , stimulating the enterprise of the
people and augmenting the national
wealth , all of which has contributed
and is still contributing to the Interests
and welfare of the farmer , the laborer
and the business man.
It Is unnecessary , however , to review
the entire record. That of the last few
years Is suflleient to nhow the titter
falsity of Colonel Bryan's assertion. It
Is familiar to everybody. Throe years
ttgo there was a democratic tariff In
operation and the farmer , the laborer
and the business man were suffering ,
A large part of the Industries of Hie
country weto Idle , labor vainly sought
employment , the farmer was not repaid
for his toll , business was unprofitable.
It was a period of calamity and dis
tress , duo to the tariff policy which
Colonel Bryan helped to establish am !
to the cheap money crnxo of which ho
lu't-amo and is yet the chief exponent.
It made him a. presidential candidate
and he went up and down thu countrj
telling the fanner , the laborer and HIL
business man that their only hope of
saving themselves from more dire dis
tress than they were suffering was In
adding to an Industry-depressing tarifl
a debased currency , A majority of tin
people rejected his advice and declare !
their faith In the republican policies ot
protection to Anu'ricnn Industries am
sound money , This faith Iras been
splendidly vindicated. The return to
power of thu republican party brough
a change that has ripened Into a Aliens
ure of prosperity unparalleled In our his
tory. No other threeyears wjtnessei
material progress uud such adj j :
dltlon to } he national wealth an have (
been made during HIP last throe year *
nnd In thin all classes of the people have ,
tilmrctl. !
Will nny fnlr-mliuled man deny that
this Is largely duo to republican policy ?
And the republican parly has the wtmo
policy today that It Imil three yearn
ago , when Colonel Hrynn was telling the
people that ruin and disaster awaited
them if they restored the republican
party to power. It Is still tin- party of
protection and a sound currency , of pub
lic and private honesty ; the parly that
believes In maintaining the national !
credit , In building up the home market
for American producers and In develop
ing Industries for the henullt of Ameri
can Inlxm There Is not an Issue before
the country as to which the I'.oattlmi ot
the republican party Is not entirely de
fensible. Colonel Urynirnnilerestlmntes
the popular Intelligence when he tells
the prosperous farmer , the workingman
who has full employment at good wages
and the business man who.-o trade is
active tlmt their Interests are antagon
ized by the position of the republican
party.
Hf ; f.SI7MriOA Ot' ' IV'OJ/K.V. /
The contention over the question as to
whether women desiring to vote at the
coming school election must register
their names the name as male voters has
brought out a diversity of opinion. The
slate superintendent of public Instruc
tion contends that women must register
hereafter before they can be allowed to
vote at school elections In towns where
registration of voters Is required. The
city attorney of Omaha gives It as his
opinion that women have a right to vote
for members of the school board without
registration. This opinion seems to us
to be sound. While it is true that the
amended school law contemplates the
registration of women , the law prescrib
ing the mode of registr.itIon , questions
to be asked each voter and the recording
of the answers makes no reference to
the qualltleatlous of women ; nor do the
blanks furnished each registrar Include
columns whore the qualltleatlous of
women voters are to be recorded. Heg-
istrars may ask the questions whether
thu woman applying for registration Is
of lawful age , whether she Is the mother
ot children of school a&e , or whether
she pays taxes on realty in her own
name , which , by the way , is a question
at variance with our system of suffrage
and in conflict with the spirit If not the
letter of the constitution
But there Is no place provided on the
registration books whore these responses
arc to be recorded. All the registrars
could do Is to ask the questions , reg
ister the names of those who ure electors
and their places of residence for con
venience. Such registration would ot
course prevent repeating and would re
lieve the judges of election from asking
the questions on election day. But that
kind , of registration would leave no rec
ord of the legal qualification of women
voters , which is one of the principal ob
jects of registration. Another point
against the theory of the state superin
tendent is that the. i registrars have iio
right to subject women to a cross-examl-
lation as regards their nativity , race ,
ige and naturalization , which must be
isked of every male voter. Foreign-
born men arc required to exhibit their
laturalizaMon papers , while foreign-born
vomeii are not required to establish citi
zenship providing they are the mothers
if children of school age or owners of
eal estate within the school district. It
stands to reason , therefore , that before
vomeii shall he compelled to register the
registration laws must be amended so
that books and blanks expressly de
signed to cover the qualifications of
women voters are provided. In the
meantime women who present them
selves at the booths prepared to estab
lish their right to vote at school elec
tions under oath before the election
board will be permitted to exercise that
right without previous registration.
When the returns of the llrst day's
registration In Omaha were made public ,
showing an overwhelming majority of
republicans among those who stated
their party allillations the fusion man
agers answered that all the republicans
had been registered on the Hist day and
that no more would be forthcoming 01
the succeeding registration days. The
second day , however , brought out nearlj
2,500 more republicans as against less
than lr > 00 more fusionists , while the in
crease of the no-answer column may be
taken to measure the number of voters
still in process of conversion to the re
publican putty.
No matter what Colonel Bryan say
about the drawbacks of imperialism b
cannot evade the responsibility arising
out of his active support of the nnnexa
tlon treaty attho time it was pending
in the United States senate. The treatj
would not have been ratified except fo
the influence of Bryan oil his populls
friends. The truth is Colonel Bryan
wanted It ratified In order to make a
political Issue without regard to th
threatened cost of subjugating the
islands to complete recognition of Amer
ican authority.
If the fuslonists ever had any doubt
that the republicans Intended to make
the present campaign a warm one that
doubt has been dispelled within the last
week. At present the opposition fences
are down In so many directions that the
great Bryan has been sent over the
state on a special train to fix up some
of the gaps , I.Ike the great Industries
the i'nsloiilst machine Is short of help
and Is willing to pay almost any prlco
to secure workers that will make the
wheels go 'round.
Kvcry fusion olllccr In the state house
has had his salary warrants registered
for Interest at various times when there
has been no money in the funds to pay
them on presentation. If Judge Ueese
had his warrants registered to benr In
terest while they Avere unpaid it was
because the law entitled him to do so.
Several of the labor organizations In
Omaha have secured Increase.s of wage
scales during the last year ranging from
5 to 10 cents an hour and others have
shortened their workday without de
crease of pay. Labor organizations were
never in better condition , us members
are paying thUlr'SJues promptly because
they are piti'iilng ' good wages paid In
100-cent dollars jjii every pay day. The
workingmanTwhtl docs not want to ic-
tnlu the prerrtiftfora of prosperity Is not
to be found hit union labor ranks.
The war lirTSrtuth Africa lm brought
out anew the1' shine dllllculty about se
curing news 'froi'if ' far-off countries that
was oxperleijccjd durlng our war with
Spain. The-jUi'sbireports of skirmishes
nud battles Hroijiccessarlly meagre nnd
repetitions wltlf luore amplified details
keep coming In lly cable three and four
days afterward. ' It will be weeks be
fore the mall stories arrive , when a full
and acucrate idea of the exact situation
may bo secured.
The new registration law possesses one
great advantage , at least. In this com
munity the result of the publication ot
the party preference of a majority of
voters makes certain a sweeping repub
lican victory and precludes fusion
claqucutv ) from claiming everything upon
he eve of every local election , They
mat know by this time that they are
> adly beaten and ought to have sense
enough to keep still.
While thu World-Ucrald Is in the fac-
Imllu business why not print si fac-
Imllu of the memorandum slip that was
omul In the cash drawer of Henry Bolhi
t the time of his defalcation represent-
ug stolen city money borrowed by the
hte'f proprietor of the fusion bakery ?
A TniMt in 1'ONtcr.
Globe-Democrat.
The Mothers' assembly lins been inecrpor-
tcd In the suite of Now York. It is a pleas-
re to announce ttmt an unselfish trust has
> eeu discovered at last.
A Tune Tlmt Thrill * .
Philadelphia Times.
War eongs , drum beats and trurapcl
> lasta may Inspire soldiers In battle , but
ho serious part ot the business starts
vhcti the bullets begin einglng.
1'artloH In rr
Buffalo Express.
If It la true that the Boers have nearly
00,000 men in the Held It la unnecessary to
explain that the extensive British prep
arations are designed chiefly to impress
Europe. They are needed for South Af-
Ica.
True llnriuitetur of
Baltimore American.
The great Increase In the United States
postal receipts this year is simply another
> roof , of the ingreaso in the prosperity and
justness of the country. If this increase con-
Inuea , and there Is every reason to be-
levo that It will , It , will not be long before
ho service will pay for Itself , and no longer
10 a constant dralnton the United States
treasury.
Tip for Iii'Aiirniico Men.
Minneapolis Tribune.
The courts cohtlnuo to decide against life
nsurance companies/ which contest poli
cies lii cases of suicide , until It would seem
hat the principle is well enough estab-
ished to be accepUU oa a finality. The
amily of a man driven to suicide by ill-
lealth , business reverses or like cause ,
ought not to be deprived ofthe provision
10 made for them 'when prosperous and in
good health. c , m
Too Mil ll 3CookH. .
' Philadelphia Record.
'Tripartite government in Samoa -must al
ways prove a failure. The proposition to
divide the Islands between England , Ger
many and the United States is a wise one
and should afford an easy solution of the
continuing troubles In that quarter. The
disposition of the natives to mix things up
by keeping an oversupply of kings has not
been moro unwise or impractical than the
thrco-headed protectorate established by
three of the greatest among civilized powers.
Tax on Vaiiilei-I.IH'K aitllloiiN.
Kansas City Star.
The Vamlerbllt estate promises to pay
about 1 % million dollars to the national
treasury ae an Inheritance tax. The sura
looks large , but It is perhaps half of n
single year's income from the estate nnd
It is equal to about one day's receipts of
the national government. The Justice of
the Inheritance tax has been -well estab
lished and it is dratlnert to become an
Important eourco of revenue , both to the
national government and to the states ,
many of which have adopted this form of
taxation in recent years.
The 'VVorlil'M Wheat Crop.
Philadelphia Pros.
Broomhall'a estimate of the world'o wheat
crop la 2,406,000,000 bush'els , a. decline cf
390,000,000 bushels as compared with the
yield of last year. Other European experts
made the decieaae as against last year's
crop from 281,000,000 bushels to 377,000,000.
It may bo taken for granted that the yield
this year will bo below 2,500,000,000 bushels ,
or , say , 350,000,000 bushels tclow 1893 and
225,000,000 'bushela below 1807. The falling
off in the Americas ! about 170,000,000
bushels as compared with 18S ! ) , and the crop
this year Is about equivalent to that ot
1897.
I'EUSONAL AXU OTHERWISE.
Fred J , Mauren , who looka after Uncle
Sam's malls at Portland , Mich. , Is the young-
cat postmaster of the prestdential class In
the United States , 'being ' only 30 years old.
Tha anonymous donor of the $9,000 library
to Sundorland , 'Mass.whoso name Is not to
bo made 'public until the dedication of the
building next spring , Is said to be Senator
Hoar , who has always been deeply Interested
in Sundorland affairs. *
J , li. Ilellly , a"Clty "councilman " of Cleve
land , O , , who ntopped a1 runaway team In San
Antonio , Tex. , four years ago , saving the
life of John Wallace a wealthy farmer , has
rcwlvorl notice that ! Mr , Wallace Is dead and
has left htm a legacyi.of $80,000.
Herr Hopffo , a millionaire of Germany , has
lcon ) sentenced to ; four years and nine
months' imprisonment ) for misappropriating
250,000 marks of tJioi funds o. a charitable
organization ot- which ? io was the- treasurer
Herr 'Hopffo ' haa held /hlgh olllclal position
William Haggarfl , a son of Sir Francis
Haggard , n brother , cjf the present peer o
that name and rcJnU'd , to 'half the- nobility
of England , is llYlDS-jUio life of n recluse ,
near Salem , Ind. J. ! , fell In love with his
mother's maid , Infjat d , upon marrying her
eloped to till a country'nd was cut off by hia
father and family.
Someone asked a friend of Alfred Belt how
much the South African billionaire waa
worth ? "He probably could not get ou
moro than a thousand million now , " was the
response , " -but If he would let the prlco of
rough diamonds go 'below ' from 28 to 32 shil
lings per karat no one knows how much he
would realize. For no one olee uxccpt
Itlioiles Unona how many barrels of diamonds
they have salted away down there to keep
the market steady. "
The city council of Atlanta , Ga. , passed an
ordlnanci\ \ making It unlawful to 'bet ' ou horse
or other races In that city , nnd Mayor Wood
ward vetoed It. Ha said that the ordinance
as constructed was liable to be used malic
iously , and Incidentally ho referred to thu
evils cf bucket shops and eald that the In
jury accomplished by the betting on horse
racing amounts to practically nothing when
compared to legalized and respectable gamb
ling known as futures.
riUHlIUISS OH * STATtl CASU'AtOJC.
Superior Journal : The weakest point In SI
Hoi comb's record Is that he U Ami Always
IVAS been n perpetual office-seeker. He has
never waited for a nomination to bo given
to him ho has alxvnjt ? been on hnml to
secure It by trickery or a fight In the
convention.
Central City Nonpar lei : Fuslonlsta nil
over the stnto arc turning state's evidence
nnd arraigning the sham reformers And their
methods In the most pitiless manner. The
most sevcro charges made- against Cnudldato
Hotcomb ami his associates came from num
bers of their own party.
Huntings Tribune : M. 13. Ueese while sit
ting on the supreme bench , proved himself
to bo n man of hla own mind who always
Insisted upon doing what was right regard
less of anything clso , < uid It Is thla that Ins
won for him the true friendship and high
esteem of the people of Nebraska ,
Dakota City Eagle : No time in the his
tory of the republican party In the etats
could a republican ( col as proud of his
party and standard bearers as ho inn thU
fall. He can take especial pride In [ jointing
to the redemption of every promise mndo
three years ago , nnd the arrival ot prosper
ity as promised on schedule time , as well
as the high standard of our candidates.
Blair Pilot : Lieutenant Governor Gilbert ,
ono day last week said of Judge Ilerso : "No
man can utter -truthful word ngnln t the
character of Judge Hecso and all recognlzo
the eminent lltnc s of the' man for the
position to which he asplrM. " What moro
does any man wish nnd who Is there who
can shy so much for Holcomb , especially
so far as concerns his fitness for the ofllce
of supreme judge ?
Grand Island Hepubllcan : Should * Hol-
comb bo elected supreme Judge would the
great number of passes and other "courte
sies" ho has rect-lved have any Influence
with him in litigation In which the railroad
ccmpnnles were Interested ? It may bo pos
sible that these things would have no Im
proper Influence , but the chances are ten
to one that they would. The people can
not afford to take such chances.
Wahoo Wasp : Since M. B. Iteeso was nom
inated for supreme judge at Omaha Ills name
has been spoken often in Saundcrs county.
We have yet to hear the first word from the
lips of hia political enemies against him aa
a , man , as a lawyer or Judge. Tha Indlsputa-
tile facts arc , ho le , Irrespective of political ,
religious or social opinions , universally es
teemed and respected. The republican party
is not on the defensive with Manoah B.
Uecso'a name at the head of the ticket.
Leigh World : Judge Ueoso Is going ahead
with his work as dean of the law school at
the Stale university for which the > state pays
him. How different It Is with the rest of
the ofllclala that are on the state payrolls.
Every ono cf them has devoted most of his
line during the last month to political mat
ers ; leaving the Important business of the
rcat state of Nebraska In the hands-of a
) ookkeeper or clerk , while matters of minor
mportanco are pigeon-holed until after elec-
lon. Which way do you like ?
'Arapahoo ' Mirror : 'Holcomb ' Is out rakins
ho stale from ono end to the other for votes
o give him a six years' job on the supreme
> ench. Why Is he so anxious to be elected ?
Us opponent Is" at home attending to hla
nisi ness because ho says ho does not think
a man ivho Is a candidate for supreme
udgo can afford to take part in partisan
lolltlcs. Reese was nominated against hla
wn wish. Holcomb has been working two
ears for the nomination and many of the
c-lc-jatcs were forced to vote for htm against
heir better Judgment. Which man do you
vant on the supreme bench ?
Fremont Tribune : Silas A. Holcomb as
governor repudiated Mr. Sturgcas , recom
mended by organized labor for appointment
on the state com ml si on for the Omaha ex
position. United labor now has its oppor-
.unlty to repudiate Mr. Holcomb and the
irospects are very good that It will do so.
The truth Is , there Is positively no warrant
'or ' labor of any kind supporting Mr. Hol
comb and his ticket on general principles.
All kinds of labor Is In great demand ail
over the state , at enhanced wages , and this
In no wise because there is a populist state
administration because the good Lord
las fient big crops and the republican party
lias maintained sound money and kept its
promise to reopen the mills and restore
prosperity.
York Times : In sending out his certi
ficate of nominations for state offices Secre
tary ot State Porter has given the namea
of the populists and democratic nominees
first , though of course there is no instruc
tion as to the arrangement of tbo names
on the ticket. Even if It were county clerks
would not follo-w It as the law Is plainly
the other way and no state officer can got
aside the law nor compel others to disobey
it. The law passed last winter Is so plain
that no ono can misconstrue or misunder
stand it , and if they could the form of bal
lot given in "Schedule A" of the law must
set all doubts at rest. There Is nothing
for any honest county clerk to do but adhere -
here to the law and while Secretary of State
Porter would perhaps bo glad to have them
do otherwise ho-Is careful to avoid instruct
ing or even advising them to do so.
Papllllon Herald : Did Silas Holcomb , an
a lawyer , have nny practice to speak of bo-
fbro the supreme court ? No. Did Silas
Holcomb achieve any distinction as a dla-
trlct Judge ? No. Is Silas Holcomb a pro
fessional office-seeker ? Yea Was Silas
Holcomb elected governor on an anti-pass
platform ? Ye's. Did he keep his pledge
with the people ? No. How many passoi
did he have ? About thirty-two. Including
those for his wife. Did Silas Holcomb make
n proper settlement with Bartley ? No.
Would that act hold him responsible , In a
great measure , for the tremendous loss to
the state ? Yeo. Did Silas Holcomb veto
a mutual Insurance bill In 1895 at the ba-
hest of a wealthy lobby and sign a similar
ono In 1897 in return for a salary of $50
per month ? YPS. Did Silas Holcomb draw
| 50 per month from the state on nworn
vouchers to pay rent on a house that waa
costing him $30 per month ? Yes , Was
Silas Holcomb a party to , and one of the
prlmo movers In , the Infamous recount
scheme ? Yes. Did Silas Holcomb HBO trick-
cry In his deallnc with the Nebraska sol
diers ? Yes. Under existing circumstances
Is Slles Holcomb a proper man for supreme
Judge ? Let the voters answer that ques
tlon ono week from riext Tuesday.
North Platte Tribune : For seven long
loars thla district haa been represented In
congrefs by populist stntcKmcn of mediocre
ability and reputation ; men who were utterly - I
terly Incapable of commanding the respect
and confidence of their colleagues. The re
sult has been that the district has become
a by-word In the halls of congress. Cltl
zerus of the dlstrlct4 regardless of party ,
when In Washington , have been ashamed to
admit that they belonged to the big Sixth.
So far as anything that has been accom
plished and the good name of the district
Is concerned , It would have been better that
the district had no representation durlns
these yearn , Budly as thu reputation of
the district had Buffered by such a rcpro-
Hditatlon In the past , the election of Wil
liam Neville would bo a step backward.
What a contrast there Is between the char
acter and reputation of the two candidates
for congress , Kinkald , loved and respected
wherever ho Is known for his upright char
acter and Integrity ; held up by the parenti
of young men In the community where he
Is known as a model from which to pattern
their llvca. IB there nny parent In this com
munity that would oay to bis boy : I want
you to pattern your life after the life of
William Nuvllle ? Not ono would do It In
tentionally. But , my Christian brother , If
you cast your vote for Nevlllo you In effect
do hold him up as a pattern , and If your
boy follows In bis footsteps you can only
blame yourself.
S OK TIII3 AVAH.
Several pleasing notions weavcd around
the achievements of the American fleet In
Manila bay arc being ruthlessly nhattcrcd
by the Iconoclasts of history. That early
breakfast story was torn froni the affections
(
tions ot , the nation nfter it had been ac
cepted as n happy event. No adequate sub
stitute was offered. The real thing stop
ping to take ( in Inventory of ammunition
had neither romance or esntltnont about It.
So the patriotic multitude turned to Dowcy'a
order , "You may flro when ready , drldlcy , "
as a sentiment against which historical
sharps would battle In vnln. It hnn been
embalmed In the nation's heart , Immortal
ized In print , and Inscribed In letters of j
bronze on Olympiad forward turret. Yet.
the man supposed to have uttered the now
famous order denies having said It. In n j
late Interview , Admiral Dowcy la quoti-d.
ns saying : "I nm sorry to spoil a good j
Btory , but I never Bald anything of the kind.
The truth Is that Grldlcy was In another
part of the ship and I did not have the
chance to say It to him. There was no par
ticular command given. The signal was set
that wo were going Into action and no other
words were given than would ordinarily.oc
cur at such a time. "
Major Wlllam H. Johnson. U. S. A. , sta
tioned at San Fernando , In a letter to the St.
Louis Gloge-Democrat , gives his Impression. !
of events In the Philippines in which ho
was n participant. Ho says : " \Vo had an
election In Cavlto and 1 confirmed the selec
tion ( by viva voce vote ) of twelve headmen
from as many barrios. H then became their
duty to select ono of their own number na
president or nlcatde. Being natural poli
ticians they Inaugurated bribery and ono
candidate raised the limit to $5 tor each vole
cast for him. 1 postponed the choice , telling
them I should later select the best behaved ;
meanwhllo the provost marshal presided , In
Ballnag the president has been arrested for
soliciting contributions for Agulnnldo's
army. In another place the man chosen
proved to bo a prisoner of wnr In Manila ,
but ho was released and permitted to hold ,
office. But the people arc all right.- With
tact and sympathy , a llttlo money to help
the poor nnd authority to Inaugurate public
works , build roads , open schools , restore
churches , etc. , a military governor In each
province could soon establish prosperity nnd
convince the people that our ultimate de
signs are benevolent , even If our eruption
Into their midst has savored somewhat ot
Yankee rudeness.
"Our army officers have no desire to pro
long this wnr. Our pay Is no moro than It
would be at home , while our expenses ore
heavier , perhaps doubled. One hears noth
ing but the kindest sympathy from officers
and men for the people who live here. To
me the brightest career for nn army man
is offered by assignment to a populous Is
land or district where he can construct again
a contented and happy community out of the
chaos that now exists outside Manila and Its
immediate suburbs. "
The sworfl presented to Rear Admiral
Sampson by the slate of Now Jersey last
week Is a beautiful specimen ot metalwork
ers' art. It was designed strictly under the
regulations prescribed by the United Slates
navy , and inado entirely of IS-knrat gold
and silver and nickel-steel. The design rep
resents on the head of the pommel the coat-
of-arms of the state of New Jersey. On the
collar of the pommel are raised enameled
flags crcssed , the emblems of the rank of
captain and the advanced rank of rear ad
miral , as held by Sampson at the beginning
and close ot the war. The grip Is made
of shark's skin , wrapped with 18-karat
gold wire , with forty-five stars at equal
spaces , each star set with a diamond , rep
resenting -the states of the unlcn. The
guard , lop and bottom , terminates with dolphin
phin heads , with ruby eyes , which Is the
natal stone of the admiral.
The sleeves of the scabbard are of 18-
karat gold and the rings are the municipal
fasces , held to the elcevo by ship's cables.
The monogram is made cf diamonds and the
lower sleeve has the eagle In medallion.
The too piece represents the dolphin and the
seashells with the eyes of rubke. The blade
is etched , showing the exact position held
by the navy In front of Santiago , showing
the New York In prominence. The belt is
the regulation naval belt , heavily em
broidered in gold bullion in rope effects with
nil ithe mouivts In 18-karat gold. The sword
is enclosed In a handtwino case , beautifully
inscribed.
AXXOYIXG AVAR TAXES.
Correction of the I.niveiMlcil to
12 < ltinllze the ] ) iiril < ; u.
Boston Transcript.
It Is time for the business world to take
some action looking toward the correction
ot certain peculiarly vexatious features of
the war revenue act. There is BO much
uncertnisty just nt present as to the future
revenue needs of the government that un
less the business interests of the country
make themselves distinctly heard congress
will be inclined to leave the whole internal
revenue system just as it is. ThU Is to bo
regretted , Certain of these stamp taxes
are annoying far out of proportion to their
revenue-yielding qualities. While all.taxes
are unpleasant some forms of taxation arose
so petty and profitless as to be less excus
able than others. The maximum of revenue -
enuo with the minimum of discomfort la
what should be aimed at.
Whllo the new law as a 'whole ' is giving
general satisfaction , certain of Its features
ought to bo promptly corrected. What
these are will occur to every man of affairs.
The requirement that express and railroad
companies shall give a receipt on every
llttlo package occasions vexatious delay
and much Inconvenience In many lines of
business. The tax Itself is not so objection
able as the method of Its collection. If the
express companies were put upon the same
basis as the telephone companies , and thin
tteasnry experts believe to bo perfectly
feasible , there would bo less objection.
The telephone companies. It will bo re
called , are required each month to make a
sworn statement to tbo collector of Inter
nal revenue as to- the number of messages
or conversations transmitted over their
respectlvo lines , and on each message for
which they charge fifteen cents they are
taxed ono cent. The telegraph companies
might alEe pay their taxes In the same
way , Thla would bo a great convenience
to the public , even If the amount of the
stamp tax were directly added by tha ex
press and other companies to their regular
charges.
Sonic such changes In the method of col
lecting various war revenue taxes are
about all that can now be expected and
upon thla point the business world might
to advantage fccus Its attention. Unless
the war In the Philippines Is seen clearly
to be ending and congrctu IB not likely to
take the prediction ot Adjutant General
Corbln as absolutely conclusive on this
point there Is no hope of any Immediate
cutting down In the stamp taxes , So long
as the war lasts the government will have
need of Its present resources anil there la
a theory always prevalent In Washington
that tbo lid cannot be lifted from a revenue
law without taking out its entire contents.
Congressional leaders , as soon as they meet
In December , will avow their unwllllngnera
to make detailed changes affecting the
revenue until tbo whole of the now law
can be carefully pruned , But it would
seem entirely feasible to change the meth
ods of administrating tbo law from vexa
tious ones to tliobe which were not , pro
vided the volume of receipt * was not dis
turbed , This Is a direction In which rep
resentatives of business constituencies can
well bend their energies ,
AVOMKUKLI ) , ItAlMtOAD lit I1.1)I\ ( ] .
Snniple Inndinrr of Activity In Trnim.
] > orntlnn ( Circle * .
Now York World.
Ordcm wore given last week for no lesi
than 305,000 tons of steel rails , ono railroad
'
company nlono calling for lO'o.MO tons.
This happens At a tlmo when the prlco
of rails , already much higher than for jcarn
past , lias Just bcrn rfdvancctl by another $ J
n ton. It means a still further cxtcnMon
ot our railroad system , though that system
already covers more than 1S7.000 miles ,
nqalnit all Europe's 100,000 miles. Wo built
2,215 inllc of railway during 1S9S and nr
bulMIng moro during the present year , with
a prospect of Mill further Increasing tha
mtlcago ot extensions for a year to come , In
Rplto ot the- really excessive price of ralla
nnd other materials.
Yet this la not "boom" extension. It in
no way resembles the wildcat railroad ex
pansion that has rovrral tlmcn brought dl3-
nstcr to the country and bankruptcy to rail
roads ) built before they were needed. For
the returns ehow that our railroads were
never before so prosperous and the exten
sions now In contemplation have been con
servatively planned to handle traffic that
actually awaits them.
There Is here another nnd n moat gratify
ing proof of the country's extraordinary
prosperity.
I'OI.VTKI ) UICMAUKS.
Detroit Journal : Wo do not liollovc a
youns man nnd a young woman should not
mnrry until slip knows how to trim her
own hilt and be Is prepared to admit that
the baby gets its snub nose from its
father's folio.
Chicago llcconl : "Prosperity brings
peart1. "
"That's so ; the man next door Is so busy
now tlmt lie comes homo nt night too tln-il
to practice on Ills cornet. "
Indianapolis .lournnl : "Never waste tlmo
In denying slanders , " paid the Cornfeil
Philosopher. ' Stnrt 11 now slander about
some one else und yours will.bo forgotten. "
Chicago Tribune : "Comn on. " said Noah ,
ooklnc . .it his watch. "It's time \vo were
getting Into the.ark. . "
"You'll hnvo to wait n minute , " replied
Mrs. Noah from the top of the stairway.
I'm not going out without my rainy day
skirt on. "
Washington Star : "Arc you generals
working in harmony now ? "
"To a remarkable dfcKree , " answered the.
Filipino commnnder. "U'o haven't tried to
assassinate each other In more than three
wteks. "
Chicago Post : "How sad October seems , "
said the poetic young woman.
"Yes , " atiHweral the young man with n
vest pocketful of load pencils sharpened
at both Mids. "it's kind of slow. You see ,
it's n. little too late for sea serpents and
a llttlo too early for election majorities. "
Detroit Journal : When this peasant dis
covered that his goose was laying golden
efRS lie was much troubled.
He saw no way out of it except to kill
the BOOTO.
"For , " ho argues , "If the British wore to
find out that I havei such a geese they
would at once insist upon coming over here
inci bestowing the blessings of liberty upon
me I"
The fable teaches but possibly that It
none of our business , after all.
A Clnircli KpimHle.
Chicago Record.
The preacher -was nn ugly man
Who wabbled in his gait ,
And so his parish made a plan
To let him a'bdlcute. '
lie left , but fate- was fair at least ,
And fixed these folk unkind :
On them she dumped n pretty priest
Who wabbled in his mind.
SONG OF THIS CASH' .
Bayard Taylor.
"Give us n. song ! " the soldier cried ,
The outer trenches guarding ,
When the heated guns of the camps allied
Grew weary of bombarding. "
/"I
The dark Redan , In silent scoff.
Lay , grim and threatening under.
And the tawny mound of the Jlplakoff
No longer belched Its thunder.
There was a pause. A guardsman said :
" \Vo storm the forts tomorrow ;
Sing while wo may , another day
Will bring enough of sorrow. "
They lay along the better's side ,
Below the smoking cannon ;
Brave hearts , from Severn and from Clyde ,
And from the banks of Shannon.
They sang of love , and not of fume ;
Forgot was Britain's glory ;
Each heart recalled a different name.
But all sang "Annlo Laurie. "
Voice after voice caught up the song ,
Until Its tender passion
Iloso like an anthum. rich and strong
Their battle-eve daring"I
Dear girl , her panic he dared not speak ,
But , as the song grow louder.
Something upon the soldier's cheek
Washed oft the stains of powder.
Beyond the darkening ocean burned
The bloody sunset's embers ,
While the Crimean valleys learned
How English love remembers.
And once again a fire of hell
Kalned on the Ilusalnn quarters ,
With scream-of shot , and burst of shell ,
And bellowing of the mortars !
And Irish Nora's eyes are dim
For a singer dumb and gory ;
And English Mary mourns for him
Who sang of "Annie Laurie , "
Sleep , soldiers ! still In honored rest
Your truth and valor wearing ;
The bravest arc the tendcrest ,
The loving are the daring ,
Every man knows the com
fort of a. top coat that slips on
easily , hangs comfortably and is
warm. Our fall and winter
overcoats for men , are luxuri
ously lined and finished. It is a
pleasure to slip into one , and it's
no hardship to pay for one
either. $8,50 , $ JO , $12,50 , $ J5 ,
and so on to $40 In fact our
coats pay for themselves in the
comfort and wear that you get
from having them just right.
Hats and furnishings for men.
and boys.

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