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THE OMAHA DAILY HE Hi MONDAY, HEPTEMHKIl J1, 1002. 'Hie omaha Daily Bee E. RUSKWATEIt, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERY MOHNINO." Terms or SUH8CR1PT10N. I Dally bee (without Bunilay), one Year. 11.00 I pally lire and Bunnay, una Year 0v , Illustrated ee. One kear.... ( bunday me, Una kcar I baturuay Dm, una year 1' t'iwentlath Century Jrarmer, One Year. ..! DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Dally lies (without Sunday), per copy.... Zc L-ally Ilea (without rJunly. per week... Lie Daily Wee (including Bunuay;, per week..lic tjunuay Ue, per copy D0 Kvenlng Bee (without Hundayt, per week So Evening Bee (Including fcmnday), per tyeK I'AJ . Complaints' "of "irregularities In delivery 1 should ba addressed to City Circulation Da . pertinent. OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha City Jlall Building. Twenty-fifth and M Street. . Council BlufTs 10 I'earl Street. Chicago IMO Unity Building. New fork 232t Park Row Hulldlng. Washington ool Fourteenth BtreeL CORRESPONDENCE. , Communication relating to news and edl Itorlal matter should be addressed; Omaha I Bee, Editorial Department. BUSINESS LETTERS. I Business letters and remittance should ba addressed; The Bee Publishing Com I pany, Omaha, REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order. Bayable to The Bee Publishing Company, nly 2-cent stamp accepted In payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. T1I BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nobraska, Douglas County, as: Oeorge B. Tsachuck, secretary of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn, ays that tho actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally, Morning, ? Evening and Sunday Bee printed during ha month of August, 1902, was aa follows: 1 28,720 16 2H,4M ....SJ8,T70 ....28,M ... .28,810 ....2M.OOO 17 II It 20 a 22 23 24 ...28,820 ...29,880 ...20,770 ... 80,380 .. .30,120 ...20,000 ...ao.oio 2.3.70O 7 28,700 ft M.7BO StH.OOO ..28,735 1 10 28,760 111 2S.760 1 12 28,730 ;i3 214,820 1 14 28,020 U 28.7SO 28 30,380 28 20,800 27 20,030 28 2O.0AO 2 30,070 80 30,110 II 29,120 Total 006,440 Leas unsold and returned copies).... 9,877 Net total sales 800.B0.1 Net dally average 28,021 GEO. B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before me this 1st day of September, A. Dv ll,2. M. B. HUNOATE, (Seat.) Notary Public By special Indulgence under the Iowa i mulct law, the good ship Pes Moines Las been christened with tho real stuff. Peary has the advantage of ns when he describes how near the north pole he reached. No one Is likely to check him np. Talk about concessions at the Chris tian church convention must not be mls uuueraiood. These concessions are all harmless. That Omaha footpad who returned the lone 6-cent piece found upon his vic tim has at least the milk of human kindness on the credit aide of his ledger. When It cornea to moving the crops. the west does not think it necessary thia year to wait for the aid or con sent of the big banking Institutions of the east. Croker's successor aa leader of Tarn many Hall respoads to the name Murphy. The up-to-date version, there tore, must be: "Great Is Tammany, and Murphy la his prophet" If Tax Commissioner Fleming should carry out the program mapped out for himself for Increasing the assessment of all taxable property, he will ran the risk of becoming more disliked than ever. Ex-Speaker Reed takes the part of Speaker Henderson in the little political argument over bis refusal to accept a renomlnatlon. Occupation of the speak cr'a chair must produce a fellow feeling. Democratic leaders think they have found Issues enough, but are unable to agree which is to be paramount this time. It would not do to have one Issue remain paramount for more than one campaign. In his Joy over the railroad victory President Burt of the Union Pacific em braced Dave Mercer French fashion, but we can safely predict that Mr. Burt will not be quite so joyful after the returns are in on the 4th day of November. Omaha public school teachers will let jsomo one else manage their teachers' lecture course this year, although the School superintendent who ran them last year la aa competent to handle a the atrical box office as he la to supervise the schools. What does the Real Estate exchange propose to do about the flagrant evasion of local taxes by the big railroads en joying Invaluable terminal privileges la this cttyT If tho railroad property bore Its share of taxation the tax rate would come down several notches all at once. While we would all like to see every available down town corner occupied by new eight-story' blocks, building them on paper prematurely is no help to the city. Omaha's weakness In the past has consisted In erecting air castles that never materialize In stone and mortar, Will we have to stand for the con fetti throwing nuisance again at the coming street fair and carnival? The Bee voices the sentiment of the re spectable element when It enters protest against this practice of refined ruffian ism, which is aa dangerous as it is dis gusting. The management of the street fair can make a ten-strike by barring out the confetti. It Is noticeable that so far no audible complaint has arisen from any ronsld erable number of Nebranka mllltla be cause they find themselves compelled to forego participation In the Fort Riley maneuvers. They don't seem to care what excuse the governor may bav seen fit to give to keep them tn the ranks of the home guard. And the biennial deficiency has been reduced by several Uwwaaad dollars. TH RIPVBLKAH COCAJT TICKtT. The ticket placed In nomination by the rrpnbllran county convention, nl t hough representing the minority of the party, Is In the main made np of men well qualified for the positions to which they aspire. While no candidate on the legislative ticket can bosst of expe rience as a lawmaker, nearly all of them have a general knowledge of the duties devolving npon legislators and are well equipped in other respects to deal with Issues that come before our lawmaking body. Of the three candidates for the senate, Matthew A. Hall is an attorney in good standing, who has been active In the Ak Sar-Iicu and other organizations. R. It. Howell Is a graduate of the Annap olis Naval academy, has seen some service in the navy and served as city engineer of Omaha in the loot mayoralty term of W. J. Broatch. Charles L. Saunders has a legal education aud is familiar with legislative linage ac quired by residence at the national cap ital. The only public position be has filled Is that of deputy city treasurer. In which capacity he rendered satisfac tory service. Three of the nine candidates for the house, namely, Messrs. Morsman, 'Nel son and Ten Eyck, are young attorneys. Mr. Ten Eyck was city prosecutor nnder Mayor Broatch, while the others have never occupied any official position. Messrs, Koetter, Gilbert and Wallace re mechanics, named to represent the working classes. Mr. Shelley is a well known and prominent live stock com mission man, Mr. Mangold a country banker and merchant, and Mr. Itigg the editor of a country newspaper, the Waterloo Gazette. Of the two candidates for county com missioner, Henry McDonald, for the Fifth district, resides in the Sixth ward and has served as deputy sheriff during the incumbency of his brother, John '"Donald, now a business partner of W. J. Broatch. Henry Denker, nom inated for commissioner In the Third district, is one of the most successful German-American farmers in the county, who has been an active republican for many years and is most favorably known in the neighborhood where ha resides, near Elkhorn station. A. W. Jefferls, the candidate for connty attorney, Is eminently qualified for the position, having served aa deputy nnder County Attorney Howard II. Bal drlge. P Ah AM A CANAL VONCKSSWy. Attorney General Knox has returned from Paris, where he made an investi gation respecting the title of the Pan ama Canal company, but he declined to make public the result There have been reports to the effect that serious obstacles were discovered to the pur chase by the United States of the rights of the canal company. It was said that one difficulty Is the fact that the original concession was extended by the executive of Colombia without tb en dorsement of the Colombian congress. but It appears that the executive had constitutional authority for thia action. Another thing reported to have been discovered by the attorney general Is that the revolutionists fn Colombia have warned the Panama company that if they secure control of the government as it now appears probable they may they will repndiato the extension of the canal concession. That might cre ate a disagreeable situation. There may be no substantial founda tion for these reports and it is not worth while to attach any importance to them. The investigation made by the officials of the Department of Jus tice, It is the understanding, had refer ence entirely to the right of the Panama Canal company to dispose of its prop erty and franchise free of French in cumbrances, and not to the relations between the company and the Colombian government There will probably be no- definite Information as to the result of the investigation until Attorney General Knox makes his report to the president which may not be done for several weeks. KXCtCDISO AMKRILAN PRODUCTS. There continues to be more or less discussion abroad of the question of excluding American products, but no one has yet proposed any practicable method of doing this. In a recent ad dress Mr. Austin, chief of the Bureau of Statistics, said that the fact that Europe took In the latest year for whk-b the detailed statistics are avail able more than one-half the exporta tion of manufactures from the United States, Justifies the belief that Ainer lcau manufacturers can hold their own in tho world's markets and also in dlcates that the often-repeated sugges tions of Europeun exclusion of Amer ican products have not been justified by developments up to the present time. In the opinion of Mr. Austin, com blnatlons or conceited movements for the exclusion of our product from the world's markets seem improbable. He poluts out that the exclusion from the great markets of the world of the prod ucts of a country which supplies so large a proportion of the consumption of those markets would have the effec of advancing prices of those articles In other parts of the world, aud thus the effort to exclude American products would compel the nation excluding them to pay higher prices for those products when obtained elsewhere. European economists, particularly In Germany where the sentiment for exclusion is strongest have urged that the inevlta ble effect of shutting out the products of this couutry would be, to raise the prices of such products abroad and un der existing conditions this would be a very serious matter for a large ma Jorlty of European consumers. In most of Europe the situation of the working classes at present is bad and a policy that would Increase the cost of living would cause widespread distress. Itoubtlcss, however, the. idea of ex eluding. American products, which ha taken a pretty flrui hold, wlU continue to be discussed and schemes suggested for checking the "American invasion." There seems to be little danger, how ever, of anything serious to our trade being accomplished, at least so long as prevailing industrial and economic con ditions in Europe continue. FR tSlOKST STEAKS tX TARlfF. Whatever understanding may have been reached at the recent conference between President Roosevelt and repub lican senators. It Is evident there was no agreement as has been intimated, that the president was not to refer to the tariff on his western trip. In his peech at Cincinnati Saturday Mr. Roosevelt clearly defined his position n regard to the proposed removal of tariff duties on trust-made goods as a remedy for trust evils. The position of the president taken with mature deliberation, is fully shown In the following sentence: "The trusts can be damaged by depriving them of the benefits of a protective tariff only on condition of damaging all their smaller competitors and ail the wage workers employed in the Industry." He went on to ssy that he was not con sidering the general question whether or not It would be well, regardless of the trusts, to lower duties on various schedules, either by direct legislation or reciprocity treaties, but simply pre sented the point that "changes in the tariff would have little appreciable effect on the trusts, save as they shared in the general barm or good proceeding from such changes." In a case where the tariff fosters monopoly the presi dent would favor modification, but at present the only monopolies there are have no tariff protection. It is the mis take of many to suppose that the In dustrial combinations have no competi tion, whereas there are hundreds of in dividual manufacturers all over the country competing with them. And com petition with the great combinations develops pretty fast and on no incon siderable scale. Huge as Is the capital ization of many of the combinations, rivals with capitals of much more mod est proportions are not afraid to en gage in competition with them. It Is these Individual enterprises, ex isting everywhere throughout the coun try which It la necessary to foster. They are a bulwark against monopoly and to destroy them would be to leave the field clear for the creation of mo nopolies. Removing the tariff duties from trust-made goods would be a blow to these Individual Industries which few if any of them could survive. The great combinations could doubtless withstand the competition of foreign cuuibiuauuua, but not the enterprises with comparatively small capital They would be forced out of business, throw ing hundreds of thousands of wage workers out of employment and sacri ficing hundreds of millions of Invested capital. President Roosevelt and the repub lican party desire the preservation of these Industries, as being most esssen tial to the continued development and the prosperity of the country. They desire It la the interest of American labor and the agricultural producers of the country. In the language of the president, "In dealing with the big cor porations we intend to proceed, not by revolution, but by evolution." The trusts must be controlled aud regulated so as to remedy evils and abuses, but in a way that will not be destructive of the entire industrial system of the country. MERCEK AUD HIS MA CBIHt. "Down with the machine" was the battle-cry of Mercer and the corporation mercenaries at the republican primaries last Friday. "Up with the machine" was the watchword of Mercer and the corporation henchmen at the county convention. And such a machine as they constructed was never seen rn this or any other county In Nebraska since the overthrow of the Jay Gould regime that ruled this city and state with an Iron hand twenty-five years ago. The terrible Moores-Rosewater ma chine, that has done service as a bug. bear In two or three campaigns, al ways respected the right of every ward and precinct delegation to name the members to represent the republicans of their respective ward, or precincts. on the committee, regardless of fac tion. The Mercer machine. In defiance of established usage and precedent foisted upon the county committee men who had been defeated at the polls in Omaha, South Omaha aud the country precincts, thus over riding the will of the republican voters as expressed through the ballot box. The horrible Moores-Rosewater ma chlue always endeavored In the division of representation on the ticket to recog nize the clulnis of the various sections of the county to fair representation, aa well as to recognize the various nation alities that constitute the rank and file of the party. The Mercer machine, on the contrary, has deliberately dlsfran chlsed the 1,800 republicans of South Omaha by refusing them any representa tion whatever on the ticket and by apportioning the entire senatorial dele gation to which Douglas county Is en titled to the city of Omaha, when by right aud precedent South Omaha and the couutry were entitled to at least one of the three senators. The same purblind policy has been pursued in regard to the division of the legislative ticket among a very large portion of the following of the party and without which the party conld not possibly elect a single candidate. The manifest intent and purpose of Mercer aud his campaign manager is to organize a solid phalanx for bis own support and deliberately to sacrifice all the rest of the ticket in' his desperate attempt to secure a re-election. Having come Into power by whole sale corruption, rank perjury, and re peaters Imported from Council Bluffs, the Mercer machine has overshot the mark In trying to ride rough shod over the largo majority of the party that does, uot propose to play political serf to the corporations or allow anybody to fasten a brn collar around Its neck. Clerks In railroad headquarters and clerks In banks and Jobbing houses, who were afraid of losing their Jobs, are re sponsible for Mercer majorities at the primary election In the upper wards. How any man who knows that Mercer has pocketed the $100 a month clerk hire which rightfully belongs to some decent republican could allow himself to be dragooned into supporting Mercer's am bition for re-election to a sixth term passes all comprehension. The World-Herald wants Mercer to define his position on the Fowler cur rency bllL What Mercer thinks about the Fowler bill Is of comparatively small luitKrtance. But what he thinks about the coercion of railroad employes and the restriction of railroads to their legitimate functions as public carriers wonld be of grester concern to a large majority of his constituents. Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews, in his new role as a herald of expansion and expediency, exhibits signs of break ing away from his former associations with free coinage and calamity. The chancellor advises every young man to be an optimist That Is equivalent to warning every young man against the bourbonlsm of democracy. Both the campaign handbooks labor under tho unfortunate handicap that they were compiled and published wrtk- out the slightest anticipation of sev eral recent political events that have changed the relative importance of va rious topics of public moment But there is no time to get out a revision of the handbooks. 1 i The Bee Invites comparison of its special Ak-Sar-Ben number with issues of other papers purporting to make Ak- Sar-Ben the special feature. When It comes to getting out distinctive gala numbers In honor of any notable occa sion, The Bee la unapproached by any of Its competitors. Am He Wlsked the Other Eye. Chicago News. In regard to his opponent's withdrawal your uncle Horace Boies will only say that the crops are looking fine. The Expected Happened. Chicago Post. . We violate no confidence in saying that he announcement that Mr. Peary did not quite reach the pole has eccasloned no great surprise. Keeping; 1st Sight. Kansas City Star. Juver since tno nrst eruption ot Mount Pelee Copperas mountain in Ohio has been emitting gases and shewing signs of dis turbance. It is a very dull day Indeed when the great Buckeye state doesn't feel called upon to "smoke up." ' And Forgetful, Too. Washington Poet. Mr Rrtin continues to fulminate asalnst the acquisition of sew telitery. Had It not been for the delegate ;fi Jni Hawaii, the Kansas City convention pf Mht have adopted a different sort of platfoVh. How ungrate ful some people are. , ,r- Why the Pel Is Indlaco-rrrcd. Baltimore American. We gather from the - remarks of Mr. Zelgler that the north pole never will be discovered on a cigarette, and pie diet We should think not. An explorer who clam ors for cigarettes and pie, and snlfla at pemmtcan and bootleg soup, la not hardy enough to withstand the rigors of an expe dition, imaginative enough to do the proper series of magaslne articles nor Ingenious enough to tell what' to do with the pole if he should find it Ravaares of Forest Flres. ' Portland Oregonlan. Investigation as it proceeds continues to disclose ssd and painful conditions ss the result of the forest tires that have swept various rural and suburban communities of western Oregon within the paat week. Win ter la eloae at hand, and the homeless suf ferers appeal by their apparent distress to publie generosity. It is gratifying to note that such measure of relief as the occa sion demands have already been inaugurated and that the bounty of pity will be dis bursed in accordance with Individual and family needs. PERSONAL, ROTES. Judge Henry 8. Dewey, a cousin of Ad miral Dewey, Is mentioned as a republican candidate for mayor of Boston. The National Dressmakers' convention In Chicago Is devising ways and means to re dace the eost of dresses to dressmakers. Captain Charles D. Slgabee has Just Issued a book. "Notes on Naval Progress," dealing with work accomplished by foreign navies during the last fiscal year. It Is the largest volume of its kind ever Issued by the Wash ington bureau. Wu Chao Chu, son of Wu Ting-Fang, the Chinese minister, has been admitted as a student in the high school at Atlantic City, N. J. He entered the Junior class and will remain in the city until be graduates. which he expects to do in two years. Lieutenant Colonel Horatio A. Torke, chief Inspector of railways for the London Board of Trade, la coming to thia country to Inspect American lines, and on his re turn will make a report which will decide whether tho board will adopt American methods. Before sailing for England the duchess ot Marlborough made this somewhat pat net le declaration: "I never bad such a good time In my life as I have enjoyed while home on this visit. America has quite spoiled me. I've been a young girl here sgain and now I've got to go bsck to England and be a dig allied duchess once more." Prof. Jsmes Dewsr, president of the an nual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Belfast, has pointed out In the boldest language that while Englishmen have repeatedly discov ered scientific principles snd laws of great Importance the Germans and Americans have been making the practical applications of them, leaving England behind tn reaping the advantages. Theodore Sandford, Justice of the peace In Belleville. N. J., Is 83 years old, but even now la too young to quietly see a woman insulted in his presence. Bernard O'Rourks a man of about 30, addressed some impertlsent remark to Hiss Bessie Rey nolds, who ran to 'Squire Saadford's otnea and complained. His honor skipped down stairs and in less thsn a minute faced O'Rourke. The latter aimed a blow at the Justice, who ducked In approved pugilistic fashion, at the same time landing on the ruffian's chin and knocking him down. Then the old gentleman tried to arrest ths fel low, but owing to "a touch of rheumatism' was unable to bold hint and O'Rourke es cape 4. ItKPl BMCAt STATE TICKET. Alliance Times: The republican party asks your suffrage for a clean, new mm, J. II. Mickey, for governor. Holdrege Citizen: If anyone Is tempted to vote the fusion ticket, think of the ex periment made in 1892 and what happened during the next few years. Monroe Republican: Bumming up the charges made by the World Herald against Mickey, the result is that they have proved him to be a shrewd and careful business man. Lynch Journal: Mr. Mickey is making a very energetic campaign for governor snd a very clean, honorable one, and dally makes friends among the voters ot ths state. Benedict News-Herald: Dietrich was not moral enough to suit the populists and Mickey Is too moral to suit them. The re publican having just the requisite amount ot morals to suit them would be a daisy and no mistake. Arcadia Champion: The attempts to slan der the honest name of J. H. Mickey Is proving a flat failure. The people of Ne braska are not to be fooled by a demo cratic lawyer, whose only excuse for the text of most of his speeches Is to catch the farmer vote. And he Intends to get It even If he does have to trade off Honest John Powers to do It. Beatrice Express: The people who know H. Mickey best are most enthusiastic over his candidacy. There was a gentle man In Beatrice last week who has been intimately acquainted with the republican candidate for governor for many years, and he expressed the opinion that a better man could not have been found anywhere. The election of Mr. Mickey will be a long stride In the direction ot purifying politics. Falls City Journal: A vote for Mickey will be a vote for common decency. As long ss his opponents have seen fit to make his Christian character and moral virtue the issue in this campaign they have sim ply placed the voter In a position where a vote for Mickey Is a vote for sobriety, honesty and uprightness of living, and a vote against Mickey Is a vote for Intem perance and all that is dishonorable and disreputable. Mr. Voter, which class do you want the next governor of Nebraska to represent? Blair Pilot: The fuslonists are using every effort possible to defeat J. H. Mickey for governor, but their efforts seem fruit less. They cannot appeal successfully to morsl men, for Mr. Mickey has trsits in common with all of these, and the appeals made to the baser element are such as will add strength to Mickey's cause. Mickey la a good, clean, able man, one who has displayed a large amount of business abil ity, and whether you vote for Mickey or against him It Is well to bear in mind that yon are dealing with a good man. Minden News: The fuslonists are mak ing lots of fuss over the report that three republicans of Polk county have said they would not vote for Mr. Mickey. Did you ever know of a business man with any ambition that did not have enemies? The man without enemies has never accom plished much. Deduct those three repub lican votes and add the many populist votes he will tat and see hie malorltr. We venture the assertion that for every re publican vote Mickey loses In Polk county he will gain twenty populist votes. Stromsburg Journal: George Beebe of Hackberry precinct, one of the men al leged to have been Interviewed by the World-Herald reporter, now says that he did not see the reporter at all and that the story said to have come from him was purely a fabrication. It is no more than we expected, and if the matter was sifted to the bottom we believe that the balance of the Interview will be found in a great measure to be a fake. There are very few. If any, of the boys living In Polk county that will go back oa John Mickey. Ruehvllle Recorder: We could not help being lmpreased recently when we heard Dr. Huntington at Chadron pay his homage to Hon. J. H. Mickey as a friend of education in general and the Wesleyan university in particular. The doctor never said a word abut politics, but merely referred to Mr. Mickey as a man. Nebraska has never had a cleaner or more conscientious maa seeking the public vote than Mr. Mickey, and It Is a pleasure to be able to advocate the claims of such a one to the governorship of a great state. Central City Republican: As the state campaign progresses it becomes evident that the fuslonists have no new ammunition and have to use that which has been con demned. They prate about the railroads. about what the neighbors say, about law yers, bankers and chattel mortgage sharks. striving to forget that when they have beeu tried on these charges they have been found more culpable than their opponents. They , will find out on election day what his old neighbors think ot Mickey, the old soldier, the pioneer and the philanthropist. in a way that will fill them with dismay. Mullen Tribune: The populists are go ing to try to defeat Mickey by charging that he is better than his party. Who ever heard of such decomposed political argument? . His party has preserved the union, actually saved the nation, and no cne even claims the honor or disputes the fact only popullets. However, we wish we could conscientiously accuse them of advocating a single method superior to the minutest fraction of Mickey's party. All accusations to excite unrest, discontent, riot and ravish the harmonious feel lug among the people should be declared off. Columbus Timea: Hon. John H. Mickey, candidate for governor on the republican ticket, was In the city recently, greeting old friends and making new ones. In the early '70s Columbus waa the nearest railway sta tion and most available trading point for Polk county settlers, and for many years Mr. Mickey was an almost weekly visitor here. He was well known aa an honest. honorable, prompt paying and Just man In all his deslings and commanded the respect of all his acquaintances. Ths friends of the "old days" are his firm friends now, and will vote for him regardless of politics. Alliance Times: John H. Powers, the only real representative ot original popu list Ideas on the fnslon state ticket. Is being traded for Thompson whenever It esn be done. The democrats are bending every effort to secure the election of Thompson, for If elected be would have more patronage to bestow than all of the congressmen In the state. Thompson Is bragging that the brewers and saloon men of Omaha are being organized, in his be half, and that be will be given a tre mendous majority In Douglas county. Well, It may be true, but It would be no more than poetic Justice If the friends of good government would take a notion next spring that they would try the experiment of seeing how they would get along for a fiscal year without any saloons. Mr. Thompson's saloon friends would then have a whole twelvemonth for meditation, and they would probably conclude that it does not pay to combine for some mercenary motive rsgardlesa ot the principle ot the thing. Stromsburg Journal: It has been charged by the opposition that Mr. Mickey pur chased the Polk County Republican for bia brother-in-law, the editor of the Rec ord, because Johnston of the Republican would bsve used the paper against hint tn the campaign. The editor of this psper has positive knowledge that the statement is false. Ths psper was purchssed by the sdltor ef the Democrat, Mr. Walrath, and Mr. Campbell, of the Record, te make one less psper tn the town and that Mr. Wal rath jet owns a one-bait Interest In ths concern, which he will not deny If ap proached on the subject. So there Is an other He nailed and thrre are others thnt will show up as the campalan progresses. All stories derogatory to Mickey coming from the opposition and especially from vicious persona, should be thoroughly sifted. Norfolk News: The Grand Island Inde pendent warns the fuslonists who believe in signs and omens not to place too much of their money on the apparent forecast of the Incident that happened at the Has tings reunion the other day. The speak ers of the oecasion were Hons. J. It. Mickey and W. H. Thompson, candidates for governor, and Governor Savage. Ex Governor Dietrich was also present. When It came Governor Savage's turn to sddress the multitude he referred to the fact thnt a past, present and turning to a chair which had been occupied by Mr. Mickey, but then supported Mr. Thompson, was about to add "future governors are present." Rut he stopped short, much embarrassed. Tbe crowd waa quick to see the joke and laughed uproariously at the governor's marked embarrassment. The Independent says the incident signifies nothing except that Savage has been guilty of adding an other to the long string of "breaks" he has made -sines occupying the office of chief executive. BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE. Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketehed oa the Spot. Workmen are putting the finishing touches oa the new government printing office and In a few months what Is pro nounced the largest printing shop on the globe will be In operation. "Foremost among the many improvements Introduced In ths new printing house," writes the correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle, "is tho fireproof feature. The floors are designed to sustain heavy loads and the brick and steel walls are two feet seven Inches thick throughout the entire height. The struc ture, which is 408 feet In length on the O street side snd 175 feet snd three Inches on the north Capitol front. Is seven stories high beside cellar and loft, the latter por tions to be used as sir spaces In connec tion with the modern system of ventilation that has been adopted. Four hundred thousand feet of floor space are provided and this Is divided up In such manner rs to furnish the best facilities for the prompt dispatch of government work. Statistics relating to the amount of ma terials used In the structure are Interest ing. Twelve million bricks have gone Into the building ss well as 14,000,000 pounds of steel. 2,500.000 pounds of cast iron and 45,000 barrels of cement. Of the 12,000,000 bricks, one-fourth are faced and one-third Is covered by tile, laid in asphalt, and, as no plaster Is used anywhere. It will be ex ceedingly difficult for fire to get a start. Fifteen elevators will answer all require ments both for passenger and freight serv ice. Instead of water coolers a refrigerat ing plant will be Installed and the fluid, after being filtered, will be run through pipes to drinking fountains in generous numbers throughout the building. "The amount appropriated for the build ing was $2,429,000, but Captain Be well, the army engineer officer tn charge of the con struction, hopes to turn back $29,000 of this, making the total cost $2,400,000. Al ready Installed In the building in a very handsome engine room are the engines, four In number, two of 800-horse power, cne of 400 snd one of 250. There are eight boilers of 300-borse power each. A trav eling crane Is a part of the engine room equipment, being there to be used In lift ing any part of the huge machinery In case of necessary repairs. "The new building, it Is estimated, . Is large enough for present needs, with sur plus room for future growth. Publie Printer Palmer hopes to have the present old printing office building torn down snd a new structure erected on Its site. Dur ing 1894, 1895 and 189 enlargements and repairs were made to the present printing ofBce. The site of the new building was purchased In 1898 and 1899. "As now constituted the office numbers about 4,000 employes, of which about one third are women. The book bindery, as a part of the government printing office, em ploys about 900. Compositors number about 1,200. One hundred pressmen and 200 press feeders, in all branches, are em ployed. There are about 600 folders and 260 stitchers. Of stereotypers and electm typers there are fifty-five. The remainder of the force Includes hydraulic pressmen, engineers, firemen, electricians, boxers, counters, watchmen, helpers and laborers." The amount of tobscco smoke turned loose on tho smbient air every month Is not measurable because there Is no adequate means of putting In statistical form the drafta of people who hit the pipe. There are, however, accurate figures on the con sumption of cigars, as practically all that are manufactured go up In smoke. Sta tistics compiled by the Internal revenue de partment show the output for the last hslf of 1901 and tho first half of 1902, aa follows: 1901. July August September .... October November .... December .... January February March April 601,318,407 485,441.753 601,8i0.fiJ8 574.561,07 529.3fi8.6ii0 479,312,170 496.9S3.717 445.495. tU BK.599.027 5l.K:.1i.1 623,i5,li7 5:f2,ln,477 571,792.383 1902. May June July Total ,874,a,557 A significant feature of the atattstlcs Is the pre-eminence of October as the cigar month. October Is the month tn which the campaign cigar gets busy. Ths late Lord Pauncefote, who for years served as British mlnitser to the I'nlted States, always entertained a very high opin ion of the district detective force, relates ths Washington Post. In fact, hs believed they were better even than those of Scot land Yard, and the manner In which he formed this view makes a very Interesting story. During the latter part of one spring some four or more years ago, his lordship and family decided to lesve the city for a summer's sojourn on the sea coast, and ths diplomat sent word to Chief of Police Sylvester requesting that he send up one of his best detectives to assist and advise him aa to the best plan for making the house secure against burglars. Pursuant to request, the major sent one of his best men. and when he arrived hla lordship took him in to where he bad locked the silverware In a very strong, but rather old-fashioned, ssfe, the door of which lacked a combination and was secured by lock and key. Pointing to this safe. Lord Pauncefote exclaimed that he would like to see ths tblef or burglar wbo could break Into that safe and ateal the plate wttbln. The detective eyed the large Iron vault for a few minutes, and then aald: "Yes, that Is a very strong piece of work, but, neverihelera, I'll bet you a bottle of champagne that I can enter this house without coming 'through a door or window, and open that safe la less than five min utes." The British ambassador took the bet at once, promising more than one bottle of champagne if the detective could make good his bosst wlthla the time specified. So while his lordship held bis watch the detective proceeded to business. Wbea be first entered the mansion the detective had noticed that the cellar grat. lags wars unsecured, and, going outside, he opened cne of them, dropped down Into the basement, and coming up the kltt hen stair way, waa soon In the room In which th iron vault containing the silver plate was located. This nf Itself fairly took the breath rf the distinguished diplomat, but when the detective took from his porket a skeleton key and at one turn opened th massive door of the safe. Lord Pauncefots was ready to confess that the Capital de tectives wre a trifle better than anything of the sort he had ever seen, and be psld the bet with Interest several times over before the officer left. DKFKSSR AiIT HARD TIMES. "In Time of Prosperity Prepare lot Adversity." Portland Oregonlan. The Industrial conditions of the country are such that no able-bodied, willing la borer need be Idle. The wage scale, from skilled to unskilled labor and at all Inter mediate points, la. If not satisfactory to earners, as nearly so as It can reasons Mr be expected ever to become. Simply state 1, work Is plenty and wages are good. Na tions have learned by experience thnt It .'s wise In time of peace to prepare for war. Have Individuals learned the slmllarlly Im portant lesson tersely conveyed by hw words. "In time of prosperity prepare for adversity?" Are the working people of th" country saving In Just and wise proportion to their earnings? It may well be feared that they are not. The lesson of the hard times, so recent and so bitter, has, to sll appearance, been practically forgotten, and when tho receding wave comes, and come It surely will; when Industrial de pression follows Industrial activity, as It has done In times past, snd Is st least likely to do again, will the working people be any better prepared for a season of en forced Idleness or low wages than they were when In 1R93 the doors of thousands of workshops closed suddenly and did not open to the laborer for many months? It Is well to be hopeful. But It Is well also to fortify hope with prudence, since thereby Its fruition may be to some ex tent insured. No man who maintains his family, or even himself, alone by his labor should live up to his earnings from week to week. Under the present scale of wages this Is not, except in extreme cases, neces sary, and certainly it Is, generally speak ing, most imprudent. Extravagance Is thj bane of prosperity as pinching economy it the bitter portion of adversity. Systematic saving when work Is plenty and wages an good is the only Insurance against "hard times" in the homes of labor. Thought lessness Incites to the one; misery wain upon the other. President Roosevelt has, during his tour of New England, said many brave and just and some wise things. Matters of national and International Interest, of Industrial and financial Importance, have been tersely and fearlessly treated. Is it too much to say that his speech at Providence, In which he took occasion to advise and even to exhort the working people of the country (sines wherever be speaks be speaks to the entire country), to be thrifty as well as Industrious; to save as well as to earn; to use the weapons of prosperity as a saf defense against the stings of adversity, wat of the widest significance of all to the American people? Manv people are Inter ested in the president's utterances upon the Cuban question and In his Interpreta tion of the Monroe doctrine and the various other topics upon which he has spoken. Yet, though these form sn army of multi tude, they are few aa compared with the hosts of labor, to whom this simple exhor tation to economy of present abounding resources was addressed. Wise will be the worklngmen who heed the president's ad vice, thereby extending the bleengs of prosperity in perpetuity to themselves snd their families. CHEERY CHAFF. Detroit Free Press: She In a year from now you will forget that you ever loved me. lie it win take me more than a year te pay for those presents. Chicago Tribune: "I declare." said Mrs. Lapsllng, "to hear Mr. Raspus talk you'd think he hacin t a hit or iiitn in human nature. He's a regular clinic." Philadelphia Press: Fat Young Man Why won't your conscience permit you to marry me. may I ask? Miss myppe Hecause. Mr. mrorgin. I have read that the average man weighs 140 pounilB. I ran t conscientiously marry two average men at once. Chlcnito News. "You ought to see th lovely tatters my husband writes." said the bride of a month to one of her girl frlendi. Oh. I ve seen a few, replied the dear girl friend. "In fart, I've got nearly a trunkful of them In the attic." Pittsburg Chronicle: She You men don't seem to realise that a girl ran t imnsin anything worse than to have a young man hIhs her against her win. lie No" Home irlrls consider It ir'.'-n worse to have a fellow refrain from kissing her when she's willing. Judge: "What did the deacon siv when you sent him the brand led pearh?" "He ssld he ',Mn't care so mu-h for the peaches as he did the spirit In which they were sent. New York Weekly: 0!d Gentleman I find. air. that you have no financial stand ing, no credit anywhere. Young oett here you in me an Injustice, sir. I have easily borrowed several hun dred dollars since It twenma known I was engaged to your daughter. Detroit Free Prefe: Hosklns What ! James Ruing to leave us. Hutler Yes. sir: I can t rut ud with the mistress any lonRcr. Hosklne Hut, James, look how Ion a I ve put up with her. Philadelphia Prcno: "I believe." ssld Miss Oldum. sh irply. "that there should be a law ar -Int bachelors." "Nous .-hi.!" exclaimed Pepprey, "why, the nniy hope of some women are the bachelors, for the widowers are too par ticular." Chicago Tribune: "No," admitted tho girl with th auburn balr. "I don't know what alls him. He hasn't called for two weeks." "Were you doing that pyrographlc land scape mi the hig piece of sheepskin when he called Irtrt?" "Yes." "Well, that's where you burnt out your fuse." Tli LYRIC'S LOVER. Portland Oregonlan. I love tho drama's glowing page. Where strength and beauty shins; Where hope snd Joy, despair and rage. Inform the perfect line. With lar to rave, with Hamlet fret. With Rosalind to Jest, Are dear unto my heart, and yet I love the lyric best. I love the epic's Joy snd fear, Where Greeks and Trojans die; Th words that came to Milton's esr, The scenes to Dante's eye. Drave deeds of old and far away, I make their memory mine. Hut homage from the heart I pay The lyric s lowlier shrine. I love to how beneath the bell Where I'ope and Wordsworth presch; I love to learn the lessons well My Kmerson doth teach; With llrownlng ponder. Hryant grieve. In Wisdom's ways divine; But slowly for their trutha I leave The lyric's lovtlier line. Give me gray ocean's threnody, The south wind's sigh f r m far. The millnlKht's murmuring melody And Iwlllxht's steadfast star. The lyrle of Hprlng's glad release, Of Hummer's cloudlesa shine. Of Autumn's prime and Winter's peace Th lyric shall be mine. Give me the hvmna of holy diiys, The dirge or Honors gravo, The c harm c.f childhood's earliest lays, The pen of the brave. Sing me of love that wins Its own, Hlng me of love's despair, T-ur down the drama from the throne And set the lyric there.