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THE OMAHA DAILY I1EE: MONDAY, MAY 3, 1902.
'Hie umaiia Daily Bee. : . E. KOBE WATER. EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINQ. tfrmh of 8UH8CRIPTION. Dally B without Sunday), On Year lino iJaily Me , and Sunday, cm Vnr J.W llluetratei nee, una irar i Bjnday B On Yenr J.w Beturday Uee, Oiw lear ............. i twentieth Century ranner, uns inr. DELIVERED BY carrier. I Sally" See (without Bun.?.;; peV wSlS M not take effect until the same .ally Bee (Including Sunday), per week.ljo shall have been HPDroved bv the con- Dai a..Am w I J ..a w.mr .'(1 , DC I i.vning B iwithout Sunday), per waek.iitu I a-vening nea tinnuu.ng ounu.,,, ComDlalnu''of Vr'eVuUrtUes In delivery houid b addressed v ciiy circulation apartment., urrr.n. ofcShaSatyMjildlng. Twen- tv-fllh and M atreetn Council IMuffa In I'earl Street. Chicago 1640 t'nlty Hulldlng. tw York Temple Court. Waahlngton 1 Fourteenth Street, CORRESPONDENCE. Communication relating to news and adliorlal matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee. Editorial Dennrtment. , UL8iNt.3BLf.iit.uD. ,, Lmi m. .nn..... - in k ,ifl Bualr.ens letters and remif.ancea should I proved by his Successor, Vi III be gratified ba addrepsed: The Bee Publishing Com- at pany, Omaha. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, exprena or postal order, i payable la The Hea-l'ubllsliliic Company. fjniy ft-ceut stamps accepted in payment of nan account, fnmonm cnecaa. except uu i i. faraonal chtcka. except on . Omaha or eaatern exc hange, not accepted. 'AHi. UEK PUBL.lMlil.Mi CUMfAiSK. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. Su.of 2era8ka1.Uou,,".,, rV"',.?UJT M Ueorge B lxechuck, accretary of in Heo Publishing company, being duly aworn, Jn'Diet,haaicohD!e.chUftt'TnhUe' DaNy? Morning Evening ana Hunday Uee printed during 16 month of April, IV02, was a follow: I , 20,KH 21,0O zu.sao 2M.S10 , 29,JMH ,.A....ai.710 Jftf.&OO I n!".!!!!!!!!.vu!B30 18 BH.oio i.'!!'.!!"!!!a!o"o h!!!!!!!!!!!!h!bho 7 89.R10 I ao.osO 9 2O.0I0 10 2,4o0 II ati.Mo li SW,4TO 12 Xfl.fllU 14 SI,S(H 22...... su.bdo - iUauii !!.!!. !!!..!imm 2 aw,no ,J s,ooa 2S)'.!!!!!!!!!!!iflV5HO 2,20 15 2,4H0 ToUi ' mh IMS 't a t 1 Less unsold and returned copies... lu.iQT Net total tale...' 7,;8 Net dally average ".2.2T ueorok B. tzbchuck. opposed now as heretofore by the Inter Subscribed In my presence and aworn to . ...v.,,,,, frof.a and which are In befor me this 3oth day of April, A. V. P"t hlch it affects ana wmcn are in ,. Notary Public When Omaha W.t. n .,,fmii club It .will give its rivals the horse laugh. ' I According to most reliable cable ml. vices, l)ewey day was not celebrated I at all ln Spain. . I Chlcano feels better now thnt Rt. rmla has been compelled to follow the Chi-1 cago example and .postpone its world's I fair for a year. . , j "Nothing' is settled! until It Is settled I right." This adage applies as much to the battle for equitable taxation as It I does to any other conflict. WHh lnnrtr I . cuuuu. vvuiuiuu w buicw u9 i prices threatening them, the only thing lur uicngo peopie to ao is to retaliate by buying washboards and fiat Irons of their own. Those Chinese rebels who are looting captured villages at every opportunity musi De imouca wnn an ambition to chairman of the Judiciary committee, erallty compatiDie wirn me instructions ,t u Bt&ted, will remain so ln order to re malntaln their record against that of ,hit, ir t h.nint conclusive nn Issued by the court But any attempt to tain the foreign subsidies now paid. It is the European Invaders of a year ago. Perhana tha tmA iTnTi... n. M H'(Huwviva V U1U postponement or ma Louisiana Purchase exposition is the desire to give St Louts a chance to finish nn th loK f t,.. "I'"" lng and unloading all the rest of Its boodle municipal officers, Secretary Shaw looks for the treasury surplus to continue in spite of the re- peal of the war taxes and the atoppage of the revenue derived from them. If he were serving tinder nrtmnnrtii. ai. I ministration he would have to fortify hlmself against a dnflclt. If ex-Senator Hill Is to have sole com-1 mand and supervision over the demo- r.T..TP" a Y 8tate rail A rnrftpf. air rtf rrlirtAl Tam I fall ai forecasted, , Colonel Bryan may j do aepenaed on to be too busy to make I any speeches in that part of the ene my'a country should he be invited there. There Is a well-defined rumor that Joseph Bartley has taken a very deep Interest In the reorganization of the Omaha police force and has served no- tlce to this effect upon Chief of Tollce I The French government will he repre Donahue. It would seem that Mr. Rart-1 sented on the occasion' by a dlstln- ley from being a financier is about to becoma a municipal reformer. The city council know, how to ex- pedltt business when It wants to and how to procrastinate when It wants to. It can hold a special session to pass the billboard ordinance In five minutes by the watch, but It also manages to find Insurmountable obstacles to transnctln business that 1 most pressing. It Om.ha people, would put a little les, money In wildcat mining venture, but Rochambeau did a service In the ed by tne comea a8 an excU(ia for hard coal tru,t WM entm,,! to that dls and air-bubble oil scheme, and more in revolution that gave him a Just claim repeallng the preceding ordinance em- Unction. To announce a monthly advance uvuiM uuiim ruit-ipimra toicu' i lated to build UD the city and furnish I employment to w.geworker. here at VinmA lhaV W.'alt1if Awnt1lai V moM a w i v luruwun .M ni aa ior iuo coin- niunlty. . 1 ' . -.. ' " It Is just as important for the tax- i il. making the fight for tax reform are In earnest they will direct themselves to th county board n ample time for the Impending county assessment a Manila nAnrrtaWea direct u.11B with Oovernor Taft iu his statement payer, to have the county assessment "'"y ""'" gerous rattle-trap fence, that now fester that th, robbery ,.n't twice a. .xten.lv. roll made un on eoultable valuatlone of clpllne a to wla tTOm Amer,c"n our thoroughfare, are to be left where ,, M Ux.ble proLrty 1? U to hlv. tJe of th&t dT ' wcntatlott ot the,r they are and legalized Indefinitely, while A Pre.tr ..ory s.ed. taxaDie property a it I. to nave tne French troop, were necessarily .K .. ...,. i,. ..Pm. uar- v Chicago Tribune. city aasessmenr roil properly . , . eoinmUQlti .7 . V ' ,.iJ On cannot help u.pectlng that a great structed. If the men who have been d,8urt?ln C n iSnr.n tTin Bnteel Practlcal nlonoPoIy t0 a lnle many of th wlttlclam. attrlbuud to di.- that the hop of orderly government ln make bead with raw and aiaarrecred pioneer, of the union racine, poini out ,ury took in it rouno mruu pr--the Hlli; Z ll'tb. educated troop, agaln.t th. enemle. of France, that th. railroad, in Cuba and Uj.lJJ u.... it n.iar- that th. r..an educated classc. ere treaierous and n..n.i.K. .ni( hn.K MKrt rvat on edocaUng thoe not educated and .UU unlearned la th. art. of de- certlon and .chemlag. Thl look, like & Lard c)iolce the BECirmjcttt treaties. The decision or the sc-nate committee n on foreign iflntlons to report favorably I all the reclprot-lty trestles before It, ex- "r - Aineuiiiie ami who Oreat Hrltnlu pertaining to Jamaica, n mirx.,Pt.to,i amt ,,., nrmn,mlt nt - " - -- though It doe not assure the fatlflca- ,., , . ... . num- ut-num, mi-u ui nunu 1 will be amended ao as to provhta that greaa. . Thhs In a twueesslon made by I I ti, aennte to the bouse of repreeenta- tlvea. In View of the -lnlni tif the hoilae . . '"'" V"'" ; . """ " aneet the revenue, Thus if these reel- proclty trentle. should be ratified by the senate they will still have to be favor- ably acted upon by the house of repre- cntativet before they can go into effect. llowcver, the supporters of the red- proclty policy, so strongly urged by the lnte President McKlnloy and fully ap- the actlon taken by the senate com- ... .... ... mittee and will hope that It will result i nuttlnir these trentlea Into effect r " Those to be favorably reported are tho t.., tr viA " aragtia, Santo Domingo and the several British West India Islands, with the exception of Jamaica. The treaty with Argentine was negatived mainly for the reason that a reduction of 20 per cent wag provided for on hides, sugar and . , . , , ...... wVIIa V.afr 1 1 V. Tnmaln Alan tii-r,. Will'!, w Uliv Lliab vi uu auiaii.a aiou vld6s for a reduction of 20 ier cent on BUgnr an(i admits free of duty fruits thnt Come ,n competition with the fruits of Florida and California. The most important of these treaties Is that with France and it has consequently encoun- tered the greatest opposition. Asa matter of fact, however, the United gtnteg get8 better concessions under this treaty than are accorded to France and there Is every reason to believe that would result In very materially bene- . . V. tltlng our trade with France. It Is by " means certain, however, that It will be rRtlDed' BlnceU 00 " fluentlal in congresa. THE ANTt-lNJVSCTlON BILL. anti-injunction bill which bfls pn8Wd the hou9e ,s yery ,lke,y to W ln tne Benaifc- ' aa'u tnat senator itoar, wno nas cnorge or tne measure I the senate, has expressed an incllna- t,ou to drop the whole matter, and "bould he determine to do thla It Is more than probable that no action will be taken on it ln that body. There was some opposition to the proposed legislation In the house, but it was not given an opportunity to manifest Itself, though had It been It probably would have had no effect, as clearly Indicated by the vote on the measure. The influence, however, which was patent with the house will doubtless not be so strong in the senate and the a. , ,t.i , h ii it Liu n buu ajsiuiu cucti vi tiit: yiv i posed legislation may be expected to receive more careful consideration ana thorough discussion ln the senate than waa irlven It ln the house, although in the latter body It received a good deal 0f attention. An elaborate report ln favor of the bill was made by the hrgum,Dt -for the propo8ed leB,slaton . - " cenoimy very bltuuK. tut wo. also a minority report pointing out the , " . " . x oons to the measure. These two reports anoweu mm iu .uujev , l.1 In committee, but it was not discussed in the house as it will be in the senate if brought before that body. The measure Is supported and urged by organized labor, which It is Intended to protect against Injunctions under certain clearly defined conditions. The bill prohibits Injunctions under some cir- cumstnnces, as for example ln the case of combinations of worklngmen for a purpose that would be lawful and proper on the part of an Individual T,' P-8 of the bill by the house n wAAa IaVum hnf It maT tint I was a victory for labor, but It may not be successful with the senate, Honor of rochahbeau. There appears to be quite aa much interest In France as ln this country re spectlng the unveiling of the statue of Count Rochambeau, which will take place at Washington City on May 24 ..,!-, rtirtion th membera of BU.UUU a , , which were addressed on Saturday by t .,t i "'u1 I most cordial and friendly term, of.the United States. The Taris press un- doubtedly voices the general sentiment of the French people in Us references to the coming event, which seem, to be regarded as promising to strengthen the eood relations between the two re- public. Lafayette was the Frenchman whose memory 1. most revered by Americans, to AUimmu gramuue. mure "c"' nnrolv aa a mllltjirv man. commanding the. forces o7 Fre'nch troop, whfch 1 ..v ,nn Aai a.,ulala nra 1T& O r I "c" "u pears to nave ueeu aa wwucui uiu- cer. who co-operated most heartily with General Washington and who kept . . ,.,u ..... e f.J i Uochambeau . chief rlalio to fsm rest, in Yorktown. He lived years after that, but hi. fortune, were not happy. The French court beUtrled hi. .ervlce. He wa. one of the la.t of the marshal, of the old regime, tried to ffU under th. .u.plcloa or ttxt terror- 1st., was put In prison and narrowly riciDed the guillotine. ltocnamDeau lived until 1807 and wa. balled by Na- poleon a. -the father of the French army." It is therefore a. a tribut. to I tie rreucb tXHU tnat t&a itatua to nam " I bill posting concern, ine repeal ui tlnculshed men would. If truia naa a near- Rochambeau should be regarded and snoh It Is eminently appropriate. The delegation that will roprcsfnt the Fremh ftovernroent and people at the unveiling of the stntue. at tne nena 01 which In the coniniflnder-ln-t hlef of th ,,., ui tu rnrrtlnl ami -.: - - cenprmia h.mnitalitv while In the t'nlted 7.. . ' muhh. 11 win ie an oponuuiiy m hoxv how gratefully the American peo- pie still feel for the great service ren- ileiixl bv Frnnca In the atrueirle for In- dependence. - r " THC CAMPAIGN FOR TAX REFORM. The campaign for tax teform begun .V. ... ,k. """" "" "J '" " """- "lnge hnd for Its main object the m"re l"Die aismouuon 01 me i m Ux b"r,len" that wa t0 terminate In a nla'Prlnl reaucuon oi ine mi ram. oucu a rosult was on,y possiuie inrougu n ""bstantial Increase In the aggregate of tho wwmicnt roll. That object should not be lost s ght or in any program mat , . ..... T t I ,Dny De orougnt neiora me excuu8C for the titinl settlement Of the issues now ,. i Derore tne city council. In 1808, when the assessment of prop- erty for city taxation was placed In the hands of a single tax commissioner and Tax Commissioner Sackett fixed 83 per cent as the standard of valuation, the levy was only 24 mills, tn the year 1901 1 with a 40 per cent ratio the levy was 34 mills. It goes without saying that last year's levy could easily have been re- duced to 30 mills even with tie in- creased school tax had the franchlsed corporations been compelled to pay on the same basis as other property re- turned for taxation. It was the good fortune of the fran- chlsed corporations that no court naa up to this year pronounced upon the validity of that part of the revenue law that allowed the bonded debt to be de- ducted from their total valuation for assessment Now that the highest Ju- diclal tribunal has pronounced this pro- yMon uncontitutlonal. the corporations wI have t0 fare the Bame a9 tne owners of mortgaged real estate. The decided Increase in their assess- ment under the mandate of the court cannot be regardea as an oppressive lm-1 . . position on them, but as a long-delayed relief of the other taxpayers. While it is ti-ue tnai several minions or irsona! has e"caPl taxation for a numDer or years, rnai iaci ooen uoi cou- suiute an onset in me aBH-nnujeui. i the corporations, w natever narasnip has been endured by excessive taxation I has not pincnea tnem, duc nas weighted flown real estate to me poinr of confiscation and almost destroyed I property values ln Omaha. The supreme court has placed the tax- payers of Omaha in position to reduce the weight that now rests upon mem, and we feel sure the rank and file of taxpaylng citizens will not countenance any scheme of compromise that does not assure a levy at least as low for this year as It was ln 1808, when the assess nun w at tho ratio of 33 ner cent. I ' - - ' a i The taxpaylng citizens of Omaha do Lot ejtpect r wuu, i discriminate against the franchlsed cor- poratlong or to take undue advantage or them ln the execution of the mandate of the court; on the contrary they desire to have them treated with the greatest lib- temporize , and evade , the Pla'a letter of 0rH the mrt will -- - - simply mean a continuance of the fight without cessation ln season and out of season It may be good tactics, politically I speaking, for the popocrata to exert all I of their influence to foist upon the re- 11 . ,. , , . . . . 1 puuntruu cuuumuiro ucj know to be the most unpopular or vul-1 nerable. For that reason It wjis good I nolitlcs for every democratic and popu-1 llstlc paper from the World-Herald down to pray for the nomination of Governor Savage. For the same reason, doubtless, the World-Herald has pro- I Jected James H. Van Dusen as Its pre-1 ferred republican candidate for gov- j.uutton of its impertinent , I Intrusion as volunUry counsellor and monitor to the republicans of Douglas county the World-Herald declares that "The Bee's policy Is to oppose every man regardless of bis claims who happens to have incurred the enmity of The Bee'a editor." This is literally true, but the World-Herald omits to state that the men who have Incurred the enmity of Tho havn hwm men who nraved themselves unworthy of a public trust t. .hM h. hm ur . V 7 from all positions of honor and trust .... u lia sva v h ' nl has od- verJr 1 CJ ia uh f PBed tattooed candidate eitner ror uou"UBW"" "4 - "T" 7 .Xa PO"'"ou l"u w malice. TV,. Imnmulnn la ami eh t to be con- I ' 't tha hlllhn , ordinance I bodies regulations sufficient to control I , .w. . .T ! I . regulates or represses anything, but eini- . r,POvlai0 that new board, .hall be ,wWr tn th. .unervlalon of the j.-- . m k- m' ou"ulu uv.... . rattie-tran rentes mat now reier Dostina- concern, xne repeal or tne oriiriuai billboard ordinance i. a distinct backwarti gtep which Omaha .hould not t.kB ' . Extracts from a letter from General a. M. Dodge, well known a. one of the method, of imposing cnarge. and ooing business obstruct the development of the island in an aimoai prouimura General Podge ..sert. that It ha. .nevr been known for a through car of freight to go from Havana to any other port wit&out chaos aua uui lfire u nu r - change of business betweer ports, while freight rates are from 12 to 25 cents a ton per mile and passenger rates about 10 cents a mile. Great expectations are laid that a new line now building from Havana to Santiago will break down these hlgh-lmard railway tariffs, from this it appears that Cuba Is still In the stage of railway development of the border days of our western stntes, but with a fair prospect of soon catching up. The development of Its Internal com merce must depend upon transportation facilities rather than tariff concessions with other countries. The capitalists who work out a modern railroad system for Cuba can evidently do most for It just now. The Interstate Commerce commission nns issuea accident ouneiin o. i, giv- mg a compilation or tne statistics oi railroad accidents for July, August and September of last year, made up from the monthly reports of the railroads, " J . . . , returnea under a new lw cnacteu ny mnirrpaa n venr trn. While the totals " - " . . . exhibit the tremendous lire risic on tne railroads all the time, the most gratify jng part 0f the bulletin is that showing ft notable decrease In the accidents ari8ng from car couplings due as Is pointed out to the Introduction of auto matlc couplings and the improvement o( tho coupling devices. The estimate 0f the bulletin is that this class of fa- tallties has been reduced at least one within the Dast two years. An- otner feature perhaps of more Interest t0 the railroad manager than to the Dubiic is the money cost of railroad accidents which is com du ted for the npHod considered to bo approximately ,,Wo,x)0 a month in damage to cars, eneines and roadway alone, to say noth lng of jD(ieninIty for the injuries of Tjctims. The chief criticism to be pa88e(i on the bulletin is the tardiness o lta appearance since its contents lose mucn 0( their value by .reason of being far Und date ', our dlnlomatic establishment In Cuba unr the provisions of the bill passed D tne 0ouse will consist of a minister and wo Wation secretaries at the capi ... tai and a consul general at Havana an(1 a COnsul each at Clenfuegos and gantlag0. CuDa will also nave 10 es- tabllsh agencies in the United States to look after its reiauons w uu hub country. For uuoa mis experieuuu m be jt8 nr8t introduction in aipiomauc circles,, as heretofore Spain had always kindly performed that duty ior . Science und Sentiment Philadelphia Ledger. There la not much sympathy between science and sentiment. The latter sees at Niagara a magnificent waterfall, while the former sees only a magnificent water power, Denials Follow the Sqneal Baltimore American. It Is one of the oddest thing ln life how reporters ss a class Invariably mlaunder- stand and mlareport the men who get trouble whenever they begin to talk a a wonder 4Bat any conttdlng publlo mmn c,n ba tonaQ. willing to air ma gnev ancea at all, American Capital Control. St. Louts Globe-Democrat. Ninety-eight per cent of the 300 steam' ihp m the new trugt , foreign buUt and . factthat American capital pre- dominant in sucn a veniure ana resulU of tbe investment cannot even be gue6gej Capable of Great Deeds, New York Sun. The billion and hundred million of dol l8r nl mor which the Boer war has c0" Kb!" """V frlml5r Krugsr'a jyiuucv mat iuo vvuuivv nuum Btaggci humanity." On the other hand, the hero- i8m wtth which the Boers have defended their country is splendid evidence that human nature is capable of great deeds. Wealth In Thoroaa-Bbred Stock. Minneapolis Tribune. , j herd of Angus-Aberdeen cattle at the Omaha stock yards this week brought th highest prices ever paid for thoroughbred cattle at that point stockraisers and farm country appear to h. ! na m t r that mrnA hunlnAsisi nnl rv rt bredlng tne hlgher grade. of .t0ck. A acrub cow ln a d4iry wi "eat her head oft" every year and make her owner no j richer, while a thoroughbred animal, if n"Jr wm uuu rBlur" "u " r I Palaaa'a Welcome Home. Philadelphia Record I It Is altogether delightful to not the effusive Joy with which the Cubans ex .... ,,. .. th. ....-a. w oe w "Po wtttt wbctt tB- uunders look forward to .. .....i h (rm fne Interposition In their behalf. Had wa beeu fre- t0 flv tbem the beMflt of Qup markaU w, were to snatch them iron tne grip oi opa.u . j- Give tbe Coal Truat a Tarn, Chicago Chronicle t ai,.k . ,.iiinitA nt irrnnnt truata It " m .1 7Z" "ZV." f.,.c.r?' 1" "C .kI I 01 iv cen Pr uu " - than "wo need th money" Is perhaps the I muJ U1 UUUUr trusta have the grac to soften their preda- tory operation by lying about increased xpenae. advanced wages or torn, auch mendacity. Th coal truat simply rob the eonaumar and tell, him be 1. lucky .v., .inmUheA m.n mg. raach th sam Onal cata.troph in which Admiral Dewey ha involved tn one attributed to him In W. "Why did you 1 ,ii.n.ww from his flagahip 0iympla at Manila. This was the form th rrrnr crMh ta artB wiu rlsa aain'. rinally, there has been pubiuned a reeant iaiig i ianra l'fX whoiue.Uont .v.r.Th.r.j. Dwy B uca kaTlng ,,,4 1 Btwa Adajiral Braiford ac mjii.-' FOB THE gTATR TICKET. York Times: There Is no better cssdldst for governor than John H. Mickey, aor will there be. Everybody csn support him and be proud to do It. Wausa Oaiette: The mor w consider the matter the more satisfied we are mat udge Robertton of Norfolk Is the right man for the republican nomination for gov ernor. Wayne Herald: It looks as though Judge W. M. Robertson of Norfolk wotild Bv a large per cent of north Nebraska with him In the race for the republican gubernatorial nomination. Tekamah Journal: P. L. Rork attended the meeting ot th republican congressional entral committee at Norfolk last week. He brings home very encouraging reports of the candidacy of W. O. Sears for gov ernor. Grand Island Independent: The beat sug gestion the Independent has yet observed tn the matter of selecting a stats treasurer to succeed Stuefer comes from the Burwell Tribune and St. Tsui Republican that reter Mortensen of Ord would make an ex cellent treasurer. Kearney Hub: There ar a great many epubllcan who prefer that Hon. A. K. Cady should be the republican nominee for governor than a candidate for congress. The party needs one of It strongest snd best known men as its candidate for gov ernor and Mr. Cady would till the bill com pletely. Chadron Journal: One of the most favor ably spoken ot candidates for governor this tall on the republican ticket Is Hon. w. M. Robertson ot Norfolk. Mr. Robertson came to northern Nebraska In the early days and lnce that time has been closely identified wtth th things that tended to make the state what It is today, always lending his support where It was needed. Tekamah Journal: Hon. W. P. Haller of Blair la mentioned by the Washington county papers as a candidate for th re publican nomination for lieutenant gov ernor. The republican party could hunt a long time and not find as good a man as Bill" Haller. Mr. Haller's candidacy, the Journal Is confident, will not be used by htm to ln any way prejudice the candidacy of Burt a candidate, W. O. Sears, for gov ernor. Norfolk News: The supporters of W. M. Robertson for governor are growing In number and the enthusiasm Inspired by his sma 1 Increasing ln Intensity and fervor. Commendatory words come from all parts of the state and the Indications are that by the time the convention meets in June he will have a walkaway for the position. Such an outcome would please hla frlenda Immensely and they would take Oft their. coats and work with a will for his election, knowing that their effort would result In making a governor who would be a credit to tbe state. York Times: Hon. J. H. Mickey, being the only candidate for governor ln tht congressional district, I entitled to the support of the entire district, and probably will get the most of It. He Is about the kind of stuff good runners and good gov ernors are made of. He served bravely ln the army, and afterward settled on a farm near Osceola, where he has lived nearly tblrty-flv years. He has been liberal wtth his money, but has made a good daal, and so has plenty left. He is an upright, suo' cessful man and has bad some legislative experience, though he has been very little In politics. He was In th legislature whan the Slocum liquor law waa enacted and was a leading supporter of tbe measure. Atkinson Graphic: Several republican papers throughout the state hav given the Graphic' credit for launching a governorship boom for Hon. M. P. KInkatd. While the Graphic has done nothing of the kind it has been a pleasure to note the response from other papers, several of which are now booming KInkald for governor under the Impression that he Is a candidate. This Is an error which we haven't time to trace to Its source, but we have a lurking suspicion that some of the Platte country congres slonal asplranta could tell all about it. There Is no state office too good for Mr. KInkald, but we may as well state light tow that he la not a candidate tor any of them, but is ln tbe race--to. congress for keeps. The people of the Sixth district need him to represent tbem la Washington and that is where they are going to send him. So call oft your Utile ruse, gentle men, snd look elsewhere for gubernatorial timber. PERSONAL KOTES. M. Gerome's gigantic esgle for the bat tlefield ot Waterloo Is to occupy the place of honor at the Champs Klysees salon, Paris, which will open on May 1. Caslmlr M. Cbodxlnskl ot Wars w, Poland, will arrive in Chicago next mrith wtth a plaster ot parts ast of his dastgn for a statue of Thaddeu Kosciusko, wnicn is to be placed ln one ot the parks of that city. Dr. Edward Everett HUe has the dls Unction of being tbe oldest prominent American author since the death of Thomas Dunn English. Colonel Thomas Wentworth Hlggtnson, who comes next, will be 80 in December. George P. Sherman, one ot tbe oldest clttiens of Milwaukee, was sn eys-wltness of the triumphal pageant ln New York at the time of Lafayattc' last visit to this country. H is also one of the few men now living that tieard th famous Webster- Hayne debate ln 1830 at Washington. A medical Journal printed in Philadelphia raises the question of Cecil Rhodes' sanity basing doubt on th South African mil lionaire's Idea of founding a world unity by syndicating all natlona in a secret so cletT of millionaires. The paper says that such a notion "has something of an insane quality In It." Mounted on a "single-footer," Mr. Shaw, secretary of th treasury, goes for a ride nearly evry afternoon. Tbe animal gait is so smooth that th rider get about as much exercise aa though he waa swinging ln a hammock. But then the secretary on such trips looks more Ilka a man doing his duty than out for a pleasure ride. Colonel "Abe" Oruber, the New York man-about-town, entered a swell Gotham reataurant with some friends and ordered luncheon. After waiting a long tlm h called an attendant snd asked blm how long h had bn employed ther. "Two weks." was the reply. "Oh, thn you ar not our waiter," eatd the hungry patron "We gave our orders about three woks ago." Mr. Rhodes I on ot th few men who have had statues In their lifetime. Many will no doubt be erected to him now that he la dead, but meanwhile a colossal ngur In broni ot the maker of South Africa is standing ln the studio of John Tweed nf Chelsea. London. It wa executed 10 the order ot the cltliens of Buluwsyo. snd is Intended for th market plac f that town. It is related of Finley Peter Dunn, th creator of the famous "Mr. Dooley," that while visiting at tbe home of E. C. Bene dict, th New York banker, a Is attention was called to tne tact mat aia noers coi lection ot books waa lacking in represents live American bumortata. Ur. Dunne vol unteered to make Mr. Benedict a gift of what ha lacked. Not long afterward Mr. Renedlct received by mall a volume of "Bill Ny" and a collection of William J Bryan's campaign speeches. BITS OF WAMIISGTO I.IFR. , Scene anal Incident Obnerve on the nt. Just now social Washington Is on tip tee over a charity garden party and batar scheduled to com off at th Spanleh lega- lon. Ladles high hi official circles are to ik leading parte la the affair, costumed as flower girls, cigarette peddlers, bar- lenders snd venders of hot tamalea. Thir teen Inches from the turf Is the rule for skirts which lends plcturceque excitement to the event. Among tbe young women In the Navy de partment Is one who includes among her utles that of Indexing the official mail lgned by Mr. Purling, asslntant secretary ot tbe navy. She la gifted with a real sense of humor, which aids her In over coming the monotony of her work. Th other .day ah was chatting with some female acquaintances and one of them asked what her duties were. "Oh, I don't do much, but read a lot of letters signed 'Dart. lng. " Her frlenda made desperate efforts to find out who the enamored swain was. but the young clerk with admirable sim ulation of coyness refused to give details. Senator Stewart, who has been in Well ington for many yeara, has an old negro retainer who come around twic a week some money. He made nls regular weekly call th other dav. Th tmttar gav him a dollar and said: "Jim. I'm a-nttln tired nf .hi. .nr. .1 business. You are an able-bodied man. wny don t you go to work Instead ot liv- on my cnarityT " 'Deed, boas." said Jim. remvrhrn. you ain't the kind o' man to be aakln" me e to ao to wuk now. la your Why, boss, s too hot to wuk." It weii. snorted Senator 8tewart, "I ven't seen you work in th winter .n hav Ither." "In de wlntah. boss?" ln ment. "Why, boss, you mus" b craiy! It s isn too cor to wuk In de wlntah." President Roosevelt apparently knowa no moment of relief from the strenuous life. One Sunday morning on emerging from church he found outside the door a boy -earing the uniform of a tilth school cadet The lad's blouse was unbuttoned snd he tood in rather a slouchv attitude. "U that the' way to wear your blouse?" in. quired the chief magistrate Shamir. "Wh don't you look neat and smart?" The boy blushed, buttoned up his blouse and stood p straight, whereupon Roosevelt nodded his spproval and strode away. Senator Teller was called from his seat ln congress a few days sgo to meet two political friends from his home state, re ports the Washington Poat. The visitors were very tall men and they had to stoop ln order to converse with the senator, who Is a man not above medium height. While the three were engaged ln conversation Senator Spooncr, who, with the exception of Simon of Oregon, Is the shortest member of the senate, passed through the marble room. He took In the group with an ex pression of great Interest upon his face, and when his colleague had returned to his place, be turned to blm and said: "Do all the men from your state grow as tall as that?" 'Oh, no," responded Teller, "those two were exceptions. They belong to the LIU- putlans." The queerest lobby that has been seen about the capltol ln yeara is trying to se cure the passage of the Galllnger bill. It Is composed ot veterans of the civil war and every one ot the members Is minus either aa arm or a leg. Every meeting day of th pension committees the "limping lobby," as it is called by the irreverent capltol employes, makes Its appearance. There are fully fifty veterans engaged In the work of securing additional pensions to those permanently, crippled In th war. The Oalllnger bill, as reported ln the sen ate, provides a pension ot $45 a month for those veterans who have lost either a hand or a foot and $60 a month for those who have lost both a foot and a hand. There are now 158 veterans living who lost both hands or arms during the war. They receive a pension ot $100 a month, while the seventeen veteran who lost both feet receive but $72 a month. Representative Burkett of Nebraska was formerly an Iowan, and he well remembers his first visit to the state ot which he Is now a citizen. 4 "When I was a boy," said Mr. Burkett to a Watihlngtoc Post man, "I was a great base ball crank. I waa tbe catcher on tbe nine of the Missouri Valley college, and we went over to Nebraska to play against a nine In tbe Trl-Stat league. Iowa was prohibition state, whereas In the town ot Blair,' where we mads our first appear ance, liquor was plentiful. Our nine, I am sorry to say, yielded to temptation. When th gam was called I was the only sober man ln the party. I remember that the shortstop, ln trying to stop a grounder, fell down and did not get up for twenty min utes. When the score stood 76 to 0 against us, we gave up." Mr. Burkett has never lost his love for the game, and may be relied upon to con stantly grace the grandstand with his dis tinguished presence. Senator Piatt ot Connecticut was build ing a bouse.. He bad occasion to hire a carpenter, who was a plain, unvarnished son of New England. "You know all about carpenter work?" asked Senator Piatt. "Yes, sir," was the reply. "You can make windows, doors and blinds?" "Oh, yes, sir." "How would you make a Venetian blind?" . The man thought steadily for several minutes. "I think," he remarked finally. "that I would punch him ln the eye." CATTERIJU A WH1SKV FLEET. Fat ot Philanthropists Who Songht to tteeach a Thlrat. Chicago Inter-Ocan. Several prohibition counttea In Missis sippi border tbe Mississippi river. Several other countlea that have no prohibition laws also border It. There are no severe re strictions upon tbe liquor traffic ln Arkan sas and Tennessee. Of 1st It has been no ticed that ther waa mor drunkenness In the "dry" river count!: ot Mississippi than la th "wet." This was due to the enter prise and energy of th Arkansas and Ten nessee bumboat men. But only ln part. Another reason why there ha been more drunkenness in the dry" rtver counties than ln th "wet" I that th thlrat has been greater In tbe for mer than ln th latter. Whisky being on tap la th "wet" counties, th people of drinking habits have been moderate In th use of it. Whisky being under th ban In th "dry" counties, inert has been an im moderate demand for It whenever a barrel has been opened within or along their bor der. This will not sppear either new or strange to the peopl of Iowa or Kansas, who hav had an opportunity to observe th working of what seems to b a uni versal law that the appetlt for liquor grow with th difficulty experienced In satisfying It. At all event th bumboata of th lower Mississippi hav paid particular attention to th "dry" counties.' and th business Of quenching their thirst ha eipanded , until It. demand requlr th servtc. ot an organized fleet, constating of araft pe. cullar to tbe lower atretches of th Father ot Watera. One of theae fleets, under the command of "Admiral" R. B. Cook, has Just been attacked and scattered by tbe sheriff of Cos homo county, Miaslexlppl. The flagship. Phirarock III. Jersey Woods commander, has been aelted. The flagship will probably be sold to satisfy a tax of $1,500, the fines snd miscellaneous cot of court. "Admiral" Cook and "Commander" Jersey Wood will probably be compelled to work out their fine on th levees. The consorts of the flagship that succeeded la getting over tbe state line are, of course, exempt from the Jurisdiction of the sheriff of Coahomo. It la pleasing to learn that In this naval engagement no blood wa spilled. It doe not appear either from th dispatches that any whisky was spilled. Th sheriff ot Coahomo has vindicated the majesty ot the law In this Instance, but he will not pre vent other whisky fleets from returning. The risk may be great, but the profits ar tempting. , The people of the river counties of Mississippi are not very different from the people of New York City when there la a drouth. If they are denied the privilege of slaking their thirst la on way, they slake It In another. FRANCHISE TAXATION. Importance of the Decision Raaderaa by the Nebraska ttpremt Coart. Chicago Poat There 1 reason for believing that th. great decision of the Illinois supreme court In the famous auit agalnat th Stat Board of Equalisation contributed not a llttl to ward tbe victory of the people ot Omaha over the local publlo service corporation. The Nebraska case, from one point of view, U more striking than our own, for ln Illi nois the constitution and the rvnu law ar in perfect harmony. All that our courts hsd to decide was whether the state board had performed Its duty under th law and tbe constitution. Tbey held that th assessments of frsnchlses snd capital stock hnd been so unreasonably low aa to Justify the Imputation of fraud, and directed new assessments. In Nebraska, It seems, the revenue law permits capital stock corporations to de duct the amount of their bonded Indebt edness from the fair or full market value of their property. Including franchises, for taxation purposea. Thla rule prevail la certain eastern states, where corporations obtain their capital by issuing stock rather than by borrowing. Enlightened students ot corporal finance hav regarded this rula as Inequitable and unreasonable, and recent developments have demonstrated the cor rectness of their view. The tendency has been toward the conversion of storks into bonds, snd to hold that property taxabl la the form of a share of stock ceases to be taxable when converted into a bond 1 manifestly absurd. At any rate the Nebraska supreme court ha declared the provision tn qurstlon null and void, and held that corporations must pay taxes ln proportion to the value of their entire property, the same as other owners of property. The value of Intangi ble property Is to be determined by taking for a basis or Index the market value of th capital stock. No other indicia of valu sr namfd. - Th court has granted a writ of manda mus requiring the city council pf Omaha to reconvene as a board of .equalization snd reassess . the street railway, ga, water, electric light and telephone companies. Ther must be do discrimination; the prop erty of the corporation Is not to be, taxed at a higher rat than property generally. If actual cash valu waa not used by th assessors as , a basis for assessment, the Board of Equalization "must take the. pro portion or percentage that was used snd bring up to the same level all property fall ing below it. This direction sccords with the doctrines of the circuit court opinion In the Chicago tax case. LIGHT AXD AIR Y THOI UIIT8. Philadelphia Press: "How were th pres ents?" 1 wasn t at the wedding, but 1 m sure she didn't get many." How do you Know? 'She practically admitted It. She told me she didn't get any duplicates at all." WaRhlnaton Poat: "Do you remember." said Mrs. Grumps, "when you asked ma to marry you!" "And I said 'Yes?' " "I remember it. We both alwaye did talk too much." Detroit Free Press: Mrs. Wider Weeds My firm husband had his faults, but hi heart was on the right aide. Hubby No. z la that so? No wonder he died. fV, .... T.lh,,n., T.l.nhnn. fllrl T HMn' understand you. Bay It again. Irate Cltlsen (who naa been trying for five minute to secirre her attention)! wasn't saying anything. I wa grinding my teeth. Philadelphia Bulletin: - "Don't you think my daughter s vole has money tn it, pro fessor?" 'Money, madame? Yes. ye. Oh. much money much. Only leave her to me, madame, and I'll prove It." And h did prove It, to hla own satisfac tion, at the rata of $2 a lesson. Chicago Post: "She says she'll have to have a new bonnet before she can sing In tnacnoir. "Well?" "Well, he says that she'll have to sing In the choir to get the money fur a new bon- net." Puck: She Tell your mother I'm ao sorry I haven't been to see her lately: but the distance la so great ami the weather has been no bad, I haven't dared venture.. He That all light. Don't mention it. She'd be very sorry If you had. Chicago Poat: "Ye," he said, "I am a self-made man." "But. my dear air," returned the other, "why are you so anxious to reflect on your man-making ability?" JOHXNY'9 HISTORY LESSOR. Nixon Waterman ln Saturday Evening Post. I think, of all th thing at school a ooy na got to ao. That atudyln' hlat'ry. as a rule,' Of datea there ar an awful right. An tnougn 1 atuay nay an nia"i. There'a only one I've got Just right That'a fourteen ninety -two. Columbua croaaed the Delaware in iuuriru innriv-iu, We whipped the Hrltleh, fair an squar. in Kiunri'n nineij-i-", At Concord an' 'at Ixlngton We kept the red-coats on the run While th band played "Johnny Get Tour Oun," In fourteen ninety-two. Pat Henry, with his dyln' breath ln fourteen ninety-two-field, "O'mme liberty or death!" In fourteen ninety-two. An' Barbara Krltrhle. ao "He said; Cried. "Bhoot If you must this old, graf head, ' But I'd rather 'twould be your own In stead !'.' In fourteen ninety-two. The Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock In fourteen ninety-two, An' the Indian standln' m th dock Asked, "What ar you oln' to do?" An' they said. "We seek your harbor dresi That our children's children s children lef May boast that their forefather landed her In fourteen nlnety-iwo." Miss Pocahontas saved th lire, - In fourteen ninety-two. Of John Hmlth. an' becam hi wife , . . . In fourteen ninety-two. An' the Hmlth trtlw started then an' there. An' now there ar John Smith everywhere, But they didn't have any Smiths to spar In fourteen nlnty-two. Kentucky was settled by Daniel Boon In fourteen ninety-two. An' I think the cow Jumped over th moon In fourteen ninety-two. Ben Franklin flew hi kit ao high) He drew the llghtnln' from th sky. An' Washington rauldiVt lU a tl In fourteen nlnct-tw. J