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THE OMAHA DAILY I1EE: MONDAY, MAY 3, 1902.
'Hie umaiia Daily Bee.
: . E. KOBE WATER. EDITOR.
PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINQ.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
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Publishing company, being duly aworn,
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Evening ana Hunday Uee printed during
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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.
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THC CAMPAIGN FOR TAX REFORM.
The campaign for tax teform begun
.V. ... ,k.
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"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
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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
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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. .
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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
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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.
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