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THE OMAHA DA11YY BEE; MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1002.
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(template copies of The Dally- Morning,
Vvenlng and dunday Bee printed during
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I 1....4 80,700 17 31,820
I I....; 8O.03O 18 81,430
1 31,100 19 30,400
...., 8Q.U70 SO 82,2-10
I 81),SSO 21 33,8:10
....L 31,200 22 31.BT0
T 30,010 23 81,740
.; 81.07O 24 32,160
, 81,000 25 81,140
10...... 31.10O 26 ,...20,350
11 32,000 27 81,070
12... .'. 2(1,020 28 31,000
IS 81.3SO 29 81.030
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18 81,OM SI 31,330
H 32,700 I
Total ....900,013
Less unsold and returned copies 9,87a
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IX ' M. B. H UNGATE.
(Seat.) Notary Public.
The report that the South Dakota
fnslonlsts are still dazed by the election
returns requires no confirmation.
Wonder If the money paid the bill
poster will be Included la the official
tateiriout of campaign expenses sworn
to by Mr. Mercer's manager.
If a tithe of the mutual charges made
as to money spent In the late Montana
election is to be credited, we may look
for a big rise of tne price of copper.
One of two things G rover Cleveland
either made too many speeches or he
did not make enough. The results per
mit you to take your choice of explana
tions. 1 '
So far -here has-been no-authentic
picture of Mascagnl showing the cut of
bis hair, and until such proof is forth
coining we must reserve judgment as
to his rank as an artist. " '
That well denned rumor that Mercer
proposes to contest the election may be
believed In the District of Columbia, but
it is not taken seriously in the Second
congressional district of Nebraska.
Congressman Cannon starts as the rec
ognized leader and logical' candidate In
the speakership race. Most of his com
petitors are only trying to land in de
sirable committee chairmanships any
way. '
The Mad Mullah has broken loose
tgaiu in east Africa. . The Mud Mullah
of Omaha baa been tearing' around be
tween the city hall and the New York
Life building for several days. . lie Is
a syectacular warrior.
Omaha shows up creditably In the
weekly bank clearings statement with
n increase of 11.5 per cent over the
clearings of the corresponding week of
the preceding year. The business ba
rometer reads all right.
Colonel Bryan's advice to "the friends
of reform" may bo. summed up in the
words, "Never mind." The colonel has
bad so much experience in political hope
deferred that this suggestion is natural
under the circumstances.
Nothing bag been heard of the pro
posed amendment to the constitution of
Nebraska submitted to the voters last
week, but we violate no confidence in
expressing doubts that It received the
requisite majority for adoption.
The stay-at-honics are now coning In
for their shure of the blame for the de
feat of the fusion reform candidates.
Who knows but that the defeat might
have been more decisive if the stay-at-homes
bad turned out In full force at
the polls?
And now it Is intimated that the ex
ecutive mauslon provided for the gov-
ernor by a recent Nebraska legislature
Is a sort of white elephant on his bauds.
But it Is a white elephant for which the
Aaxpayer of the state have to furnish
Vhe fodder.
Congressman liurkett has the distinc
tion of being the only uieuiDer of the
Nebraska delegation eudorsed by re
election, although five of the six pres
ent Nebr'uska congressmen were up be
fore the people. That constitutes quite
a big bouquet.
! The ejection of two novelists Winston
Churchill uud Booth Tarklngton to
seats In the lower house of the Fifty-
eighth cougress ought to serve to put I
little gluger luto the congressional Ree
ord aud make that great journal more
readable eveu If It does nut Increase Its
cUculatlua. --
UtK STUnn BLlHTBR. -
'His accldency, the moribund governor
of Nebraska, has issued a semi-official
proclamation to mankind in general and
the people of Nebraska in particular
that Omaha and Douglas county are to
be punished for summarily dispensing
with the services of Congressman Mer
cer. This terrible threat Is reverber
ated through the Lincoln Journal,
coupled with a declaration that Omaha
and Douglas county are to be left ont
In the coming distribution nt the state
pie counter.
These ' gloomy forebodings, coming
simultaneously with cold wave signals
and an Arctic temperature, may dis
courage if not frighten some patriots
who had hoped to find a lodgement
around the capltol, but most people who
understand the' source and inspiration
will dismiss them as tnere stupid bluster.
Tbo animus is too transparent. Omaha
and Douglas county have never occu
pied very prominent places on the state
ticket or In the state house, although
mustering from 12,000 to 15,000 repub
lican votes and contributing more than
one-eighth of the entire revenue of. the
state.. Nobody In Omaha ever proposed
to punish Lancaster county republicans
for helping to elect Bryan to congress
when Lincoln and Omaha were in the
same district and the republican oppo
nent of Bryan resided In Omaha. No
body ever suggested that Lancaster
county should be punished for falling
to elect Judge Field to congress, and
If Omaha had even made suggestion
It would have been cautioned if not
admonished to mind its own busln.iss.
Omaha and Douglas county repub
licans surely ought to have a right to
repudiate the nomination of a non
resident candidate forced on them by
nonresident corporations and imported
nonresident voters. If repudiation of
such methods will subject the city and
cdunty to discipline, Omaha will have
to submit gracefully, reserving to itself
toe privilege of reciprocal treatment
some other time.
Fortunately, however, for the repub
lican party, the outgoing governor, who
is fulminating all the anathemas, has
nothing to give except a few more par
dons and nothing to take away except
lils gall.
1UPOTENT EMIGRATION LAWS.
The governments of Austria-Hungary
wilt not achieve much success In the
proposed restrictive legislation on emi
gration. Such legislation, periodically
enforced with greater or less rigor for
centuries, has uniformly failed, and un
der modern facilities of locomotion must
be Increasingly futile. Means of eva
sion will be found, for men feel an In
stinctive right to go wherever they hope
to better their condition,' and that arbi
trary decrees in restraint thereof are
not morally binding.
The true and the only, effective way
for the more autocratic governments of
Europe to keep their subjects at home
is to improve general coudltlous there,
and especially to relax the hardships
of' military service. That burden presses
with tremendous weight upon the poorer
classes, the small farmers, peasants, ar
tisans and tradesmen. Industrial condi
tions in Europe, though doubtless upon
t,he whole steadily Improving, make It
none too easy for such to support them
selves and families and get on in the
world, even If they could command
their full energies in gainful pursuits.
The Incubus of military service diverts
a vast proportion of their labor. The
time required for actual service in the
army, or, what is tantamount, to pay
the taxes required by militarism, makes
a terrible Inroad upon their industrial
efficacy.
Cheap land, exemption from compul
sory military service, lower taxes, bet
ter wages, more abundant opportunities
and ampler liberties in the new world
are an irresistible temptation which no
system of regulation can effectually
modify or thwart. So long as tne new
world offers such contrasts with the old
emigration will continue to bring tens
of thousands hither. The one thing
which would go farthest to check emi
gration, a universal and honest dis
armament and abandonment of mili
tarism, is exactly the one thing that
the governments of Europe seem as yet
to be not ready to adopt.
EMPEROR WILLIAM IX ENGLAND.
There may be no diplomatic signifi
cance in the visit of Emperor William
to his uncle. King Edward. It Is pos
sibly a simple net of courtesy, but there
is a disposition in some European quar
ters to regard it more seriously, espe
cially in view of the fact that the klpg
of Portugal Is also soon to be a guest
of Great Britain's sovereign. There Is
said to be no doubt in European diplo
matic circles of the existence Of a secret
agreement between Germany and Great
Britain relatiug to the partition of Por
tuguese East Africa and It Is suspected
that Asia Minor Is also Included lu the
scope of this convention.
What more natural, then, than to as
sume that the visit of the German em;
Deror to England has something to do
with whatever plan is embracea in tins
secret treaty, especially as It is under
stood that the emperor Is anxious that
Great Britain shall purchase the terri
tory of Portugal lu Africa, upon which
that country is believed to have an op
tlon, perhaps with the understanding
that Germany shall share in that terri
lory, or at any rate be given certain
rights and privileges there. Those who
thus theorize see in the coming visit
to Euglaud of the king of Portugal a
strong reason for their view. It la
manifestly most improbable, however,
that the meeting of these sovereigns
contemplates auy deal in regard to ter
rltory In East Africa or elsewhere.
This Is nt the way In which matters
of this nature are discussed aud settled.
None of these sovereigns could do more
than suggest and advise, being unable
to biud their respective governments to
anything.
The obvious, conclusion, therefore, 1
that Umpvror William Is nietf'ty"p;i?tn8
his respects to King Edward, though
this may mean something more than
courtesy. There Is a strong antl-Brltish
feeling In Germany and no little anti
German sentiment In England. This Is
among the people and It has seemed
recently Jo be growing, Its source being
chiefly commercial rivalry. Emieror
William's visit, It Is not unreasonable to
assume, may have a tendency to allay
this" feeling of hostility or at any rate
to check its growth. There Is undoubt
edly the most friendly feeling between
the two sovereigns and an earnest de
sire on the part of both to maintain and
strengthen the good relations between
their governments, which It Is obviously
In the Interest, of each to do. Both
King Edward and Emperor William de
sire to conserve the peace of Europe
and the most effective way of doing
this is by keeping their countries on
good terms with each other.
WESTERN REPUBLICANISM.
The eastern press accords proper rec
ognition, to the west for Its share lu
Ihe late republican victory. It Is glo
rious news, exclaims one paper, that
comes from the whole country, "but
especially so Is that which comes from
the great states of the west, whose
eyes and thoughts are on the future
and where an empire of new national
ptrength and greatness is building with
marvelous strides." It hails with en
thusiasm the fact that the states of the
west have emphasized anew their loy
alty to republican principles, as the hope
and mainstay of their own and the na
tion's prosperity.
Another paper declares that the polit
ical revolution which has taken place
In the states that were formerly under
the Influence of the free silver craze
and of populism ltf an event of the ut
most importance in the political history
of the United States, the effects of
which will be felt In many ways. Still
another finds In the returns from the
western states a refutation of the as
sumption that the west is dissatisfied
with the tariff. It declares that the In
telligent farmers of the prairie states
have come to the rescue of the workers
In our great cities "and have united to
save them from the consequences of
their own folly. They have refused to
disturb the prosperity that exists; they
have disdained to be allured by the
temptation of voting for a change, when
no change could be for the better."
These expressions will be appreciated
by the republicans of the west as a just
and merited acknowledgment of the
great service they have rendered the
country, at a time and under circum
stances when such service was ot the
very highest ; importance. ' -
Western republicanism is of . sterling
quality and Its most recent expression
may be accepted as an assurance that
It will be found loyal to the principles
and policies of the party two years
hence, when another national campaign
Is to "be fought. The political revolution
that has taken place in some of the
states .Is not fpra day. Those, which
have returned' to the republican fold
and renewed their loyalty .to republican
principles may safely be counted upon
to do their duty by the party In the
next national contest and for an in
definite time beyond. The people of
the west have learned at least quite
as well, perhaps ev?n better, the lssou
taught under democratic policy. They
have good memories and they want no
more of the hard experiences of a few
years ago. It can be confidently pre
dicted, therefore, that the republican
west will long remain faithful to the
principles of republicanism and when
again called upon will marshal Itself
even more strongly than it has Just
done uuder the standard of that party
to which it so largely owes ita develop
ment and its prosperity.
COMPLETE THE AUDITORIUM.
The reorganized Auditorium directory
should waste no more time In the re
vision of plans and discussion of fu
ture uses of the structure until after
they have solved the financial problem.
Whether the enterprise was wisely
projected or the wrong location selected
are no longer debatable questions. The
ground has been purchased and paid
for, the architect engaged and the foun
dation of the building is laid. For ob
vious reasons Omaha cannot afford to
allow the enterprise to fail. This city
cannot afford to be advertised as falling
down in any groat undertaking even If
It has to strain all its energies.
An appeal to public-spirited citizens
and a long pull, a strong pull aud a pull
all together will, we feel sure, place the
managers of the Auditorium in position
to complete the structure during the
coming year.
What is now needed most Is a mau at
the helm whose standing In the busi
ness community will Inspire confidence
and enlist the active co-operatlou of ull
the men interested In promoting the
jrowlb. and welfare of the city.
With such u man to lead ou there
should .be no difficulty encountered in
raising the necessary fui.ds to carry the
Audrtorlum building through as origi
nally projected.
The bridge question we always have
with us. The periodic assurance that
the Union Pacific bridge and tln Union
Pacific teruilnula ure available at rea
sonable rates to all railroads that de
sire to enter Omaha seems to be a de
lusion, if not a snare. At auy rate, the
Chicago Great Western has lieeu com
pelled to invoke the power of the federal
courts to gain entrance luto this city,
and unless the courts render a speedy
decision in its favor its advent may be
retarded for months, if not years.
The close vote on delegate in Okla
homa, which was supposed to turn on
the demaud for statehood. Is expected
to have a bad effect on the prospects
of the statehood bills in the pending
cougress because it makes It apjx-cr as
If the people there were not satisfied
among tUeaiselveTi thaC lay. preferred
to cense' being a territory. Congress
certainly should not undertake to Im
pose statehood on any territory whose
people do not want it.
President Ktickney of the Chicago
Great Western flatly takes Issue with
Vice President Bird of the Milwaukee
that freight rates are unreasonably low.
When railroad doctors disagree who
shall decide? The Interstate Commerce
commission may agree with Stlckuey,
but Inasmuch as it is powerless to en
force Its opinions the Chicago Live Stock
exchange and all' other complainants
may whistle and scold all they want to.
Government by injunction ought to
work both ways. If it Is true that the
Union Pacific strike smashers are mak
ing systematic efforts to get the strikers
Involved in trouble and Into contempt of
the federal court by Inciting assaults on
strike breakers or guards, a counter in
junction ought to be procurable to re
strain the mischief makers from provok
ing violent encounters.
Lincoln people are not enthusing as
much as they ought to over the prospect
of connection with Omaha by suburban
electric trolley. Perhaps they fear the
trolley managers will not be as good to
them in the way 'of distributing free
passes as the railroad managers are re
puted to be, '
Follow the Leader.
Baltimore American (rep.).
The opportunity tor President Roosevelt
to grapple wUh his party and compel it to
act as ke believes it should act is one not
to be overlooked or lost.
Fire More la the Tomb.
Philadelphia Record (dem.).
The process of elimination goes on
Bryan, Croker, Hill, Gorman, Johnson
shelved. Meantime the democratic party
survives and grows stronger east and west.
Hopeful Jeema Hopes On.
Indianapolis Journal.
Senator Jones of Arkansas, chairman of
the democratic national committee, thinks
the roccnt election presages democratic
victory in 1904. He U the champion rain
bow chaser.
A Might? Close Call.
Indianapolis News.
- As the District of Columbia court of ap
peals has decided that the district liquor
laws do not apply to the capltol, no de
terioration in the eloquence for which con
gress is so Justly celebrated Is feared.
Shaklngr at Stork Argument.
Chicago Chronicle.
One of the stock arguments for the trust
system is that it cheapens production by
ecenomy in operating expenses. This ar
gument is somewhat shaken, however, by
the spectacle of the biggest trust in the
bunch paying a crazy man 11,000,000 per
year for scooting around , Europe buying!
champagne forall comers.
A Few Farm Left.
Springfield-Republican.
Uncle Sam appears; sjlll to have consid
erable land to sell at low prices or give
away. Some 19,488,739 -acres were disposed
ot last year, according, t the report ot
the land office commissioner. This alto
gether Is a large !arCVuearfy as large as
half of England. The farm and ranch emi
gration into the northwest from the central
Mississippi ' states 'account B doubtless for
the increase in sales over those of the pre
vious year. There is going on In connec
tion with this migration a lively land spec
ulation such as has not been seen in th
west since the boom ot fifteen years' or so
ago.
Era of Indian Monuments.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Civilization ot the Indian seems pretty
close when we read that marble dealers
of Omaha have just closed a contract
whereby they are to erect for the Cheyenne
and Ogalalla Sioux Indians a monument
to be placed on the battlefield of Wounded
Knee, in South Dakota, which the Indiana
insist on regarding as a massacre. There
is already a monument to the United States
soldiers who fell there at Fort Riley,
Kan., and with both sides to that san
guinary conflict commemorating It, it is
not likely to be forgotten, although the
circumstance have already faded from the
memory of nearly everyone. Should the
Indians generally take to setting up monu
ments where they have ' met their white
adversaries In battle , the country would
be pretty thickly sprinkled with them.
Those who. doubt that ' they will ever fall
Into the customs and modes of thought of
the whites ought to find something convinc
ing in this project of the Sioux Indians.
It is less than half a generation since they
were in blankets and turkey feathers.
PERSONAL NOTES.
A man In St. Louis has developed a
mania for hugging women of - that city,
and even the people' of St. Louis think
he Is insane.
John B. Jackson, recently named min
ister to Greece, has started from Berlin
for the United States , tor a sta of six
days before assuming his post.
Robert T. Baptist, ex-slave from Virginia,
who has given $1,000 to Booker Washington
for the endowment of a ffuskegee scholar
ship, is employed as coachman by General
Carpenter of New York.
. Civil Engineer Robert E. Peary has re
ported for duty at the Navy department,
Washington, but will not be assigned until
he fully recovers from his recent opera
tion. He still uses crutches.
Some of these people who Insist that a
woman can't understand politics will re
celve an awful jar when they learn that a
widow was arrested in Denver for repeat
ing. But, by the way. If a widow shouldn't
repeat, who should?
Geronlmo, the famous old Apache war
chief, now a prisoner at Fort 8111, Okl., has
a daughter who is a pupil at the Mescalero
Indian school in New Mexico. Her name Is
Lenna Geronlmo, she Is' 13 years old and
she is quite a handsome girl of the Indian
type. To her one-lime bloodthirsty father
the girl Is the apple of bis eye.
Colonel Hardy W. B. Price of Clayton,
Ala., is one of the few slill surviving who
took part in the battle of San Jacinto,
which decided Texan Independence. He is
still hale and hearty and remembers the
battle as though it happened but yesterday.
He is 85 years ot age, having been born
la Edgecombe county. North Carolina, on
May , 1817.
Hetty Green has been having a little va
cation at Atlantic City, but while there
kept in touch with the stock market. One
day she went into a broker's office and
was mistaken for a book agent by the man
ager, who pretended to be too busy to see
her. Mrs. Green, however, made one or
two remarks which struck him as being very
sagacious and he was beginning to thaw
out when bis quiet visitor said: "Don't
let me disturb you. I am Mrs. Hetty
Green. Maybe you've beard of me." The
manager bad not yet recovered bis breath
ahea Mrs. Hetty left the pfflce.
THE DKFKAT OF MF.RC'F.R.
David City Record: Dave Mercer was
defeated for congress In Omaha. The Bee's
atlng proved fatal.
Beatrice Express: The defeat ot Dave
Mercer was due to a bitter fight in Omaha,
which fight he courted rather than shunned.
Scfibner News: Dave Mercer and his
friends are probably willing to admit that
Edward Rosewater had at least one more
good fight left In him.
Valley Enterprise: Douglas county has
gone democratic, all on account of trying
to force Dave Mercer onto a revolting peo
ple and thus spite Rosewater.
Holdrege Citizen: Because ot the defeat
of Congressman Mercer, Rosewater and
The Bee will have another scalp In their
belt and a whole lot of fellows clamoring
tor revenge.
Fremont Tribune: The Tribune greatly
regrets Mercer's defeat in Omaha, but since
the victor Is a fuslonlst it Is pleased to
know the honor fell to Gilbert M. Hitch
cock. He Is a gentleman and a scholar.
Kearney Hub: Poor Mr. Congressman
Hitchcock will have to lock all alone by
himself when he gets to Washington, so
far at least as Nebraska congressman are
concerned. His second state is nearly as
bad as his first.
Stanton Ticket: What now, we wonder,
does Mr. David H. Mercer think ot Edward
Rosewater's ability to Influence 300 In
Douglas county? To a man at this distance
it looks as though some power had in
fluenced fully 3,000.
Holdrege Progress: Rosewater and The
Bee, not the fuslonlsts, elected O. M. Hitch
cock to congress. "Rosle" was it again
as In tho days when . he, with his little
Bee, swept Tom Majors from the horizon
of political ambition.
Blair Courier: Hitchcock, et cetera, de
feated Mercer by 1,800 votes. There were
a good many things that contributed to this
result and few there be to deny that E.
Rosewater was one ot them. The rest
would take too long to tell about.
Waterloo Gazette: One thing In the cam
paign is to be regretted, to our way of
thinking, and that is the personal fight
made on Rosewater and the lack of effort
to conciliate the factions. Fighting Rose
water only made him fight the harder and it
mav be that his influence would not have
been so great had a more conciliatory
course been taken. True, his fight on Mer
cer was probably personal, but abuse of
Rosewater didn't help the matter any.
Springfield Monitor: ThoBe republicans
who have been trying to make themselves
believe that Rosewater's Influence in The
Bee against republican candidates, or, in
fact, to whatever party candidates be
longed, was no longer effective, have again
been shown that they were off. There is
no getting around the fact that his bitter
fight against Dave Mercer was the cause
of the latter's defeat, no matter what is
said to the contrary, and the little editor
will still have to be looked upon as a very
Important factor in Nebraska politics,
whose support in future campaigns cannot
be ignoced.
Columbus Telegram: No use denying it.
The result of the late election In Omaha
establishes the fact that Edward . Rose
water, with his newspaper behind him, la
the most powerful political factor in Ne
braska. Aside from Mickey, the average
republican candidate for state office had
majorities ranging from 800 to 1,600 In the
Second, district, and yet in that same dis
trict Rosewater defeated David Mercer, re
publican nominee for congress, and elected
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, democrat, by 2,000
majority. It was a remarkable fight. It
was a good fight. The result is good. Mer
cer Is and has been a corporation tool.
Hitchcock Is a man of principle, and will
represent his JUtrlet with credit. He owes
his election wholly to bis ancient and im
placable enemy, Edward Rosewater, who
also in the same fight aided in the election
of a part of the local democratic ticket In
Douglas county. Rosewater ' may be cor
rupt, but it is a tacv mat wnouevor u
fights a republican nominee It is after the
corruption of that nominee has been fully
established. He showed a high
grade of manhood In supporting his bit
terest personal enemy in order to defeat
the railroad candidate for congress. All
men do not have the moral courage to lose
sia-ht of personal interests in order to ac
complish public good, as Rosewater did
when he elected Hitchcock and aercatea
Mercer.
Ord Quiz: . The fate of the republican
ticket in the Second congressional district,
wherein Dave Mercer went down to defeat
in a republican district, constrains the Quit
to make again the protest, which It has
made frequently before, against the foolish
policy of nominating men for office who
have any considerable sorap on their hands.
There is no necessity ' for the republican
party to name such men for office. It
should make no difference whether the man
was right or wrong in his scrap the fact
that a man will have to fight any consid
erable number of his own party to get to
office ought to disqualify him for nomina
tion. It is not the party's place to volun
tarily inherit a scrap just to show that it
believes the man right. If a man has tht
smallpox It is not necessary to ask how ha
got it before you decide whether or not to
take him to your arms. Likewise, a man
with a political fight on bis hands.
The case ot Mr. Mercer la an exasperating
one. He haa made a good congressman and
stood well with the powers that be. But
he had the displeasure of The Bue. Whether
he was justifiable in his fight with Rose
water Is not for us to say. It was naturally
hard for people to turn such a man down
simply because he was opposed to The
Bee, but the question arises. Would it not
have been better for all concerned to do
so rather than to lie down when they have
to? Have they rubbed It Into The Bee by
nominating Mercer agalnBt The Bee's pro
test and later by seeing The Bee get Mer
cer's scalp? The thing that we are con
tending for is that any man opposed by
many of his party should not be nominated,
whether he is a friend or foe of The Bee.
You remember the case of Tom Majors.
The Bee fought him, but he waa nomi
nated and defeated. Later McColl, who
waa ardently supported by The Bee, but
opposed by a large number of other re
publican forces, was nominated and suf
fered a like fate. In each case the repub
lican party waa the real loser. Fel
low republicans, let these things stop.
Let it be the rule of the party that any
man who eeeks a nomination at the hands
of the party must agree with his adver
saries before nomination or go away with
out the nomination. Let us do our own
turning down, not turn the Job over to the
democrats. One means continued repub
lican victory, the other republican defeat.
Boon la Arid Laada.
Minneapolis Tribune.
It looks as it the arid lands were going
to be able to pay their way, and even more.
The paasage of the irrigation bill has evi
dently stimulated sales in that region. It
Is announced that by the time the pre
limlnary surveys are completed and mat
ters In readiness for beginning work on the
dams the funds available will be two or
three times as large as was anticipated.
The- Hlaht Policy.
New York Tribune.
Some of the Important railroads in the
west have been liberal in advancing wages.
In this time of prosperity the managers of
many a transportation line have been ready
to make hm iiva r inelr men easier and
happier.
What the Returns Signify
Republican Kadoraemeiit.
Philadelphia PrM (rep.).
The country stands by the president. The
republican party holds Its own. There Is
no reaction. There is no change. The
men and the measures that for six years
have marched with events and dominated
public sentiment still command ,m ...
emphatic popular approval. All across the
continent from the Atlantic to the Paclfle
mere is the same swelling note of repub
lican vlcttry.
M'ha'j Detnoerats Mast Da.
At anta ContlttiH- oem.).
The policy cf tne democracy Is plain.
The futile and defeated iasues of the n.t
must be cast out ot the camp. The con-
ouuauon or tne party upon the supreme
Issue must be effected and the line ot bat
tle must be solid and enthusiastic from
Maine to California. On the straight, suc
cinct platform of home administration, with
equal rights to all men and soeclal orlvl-
legea to none, we will win in 1904.
Some Word Ahead.
Washington Star (rep.).
The Dlnglcy law needs revision. The
trusts need regulation. Of talk on both of
tnose propositions the country has heard
no little, and before Decqbnber 1, 1903, will
hear a good deal more. A do-nothing con
gress will not meet the requirements of -the
situation. A republican maiorltr shufflinc
and evading in matters ot pressing national
concern will be out ot line with tho record
or an organization which was founded In
courage and haa justified Its long existence
by material accomplishments.
Promise Mast Be Falfllled.
Chicago Poet (Ind.).
There Is, In fact, little room for diffee.
ence of opinion as to the outcome. It
teaches no wonderful, sensational lesson,
but it emphasizes the conservatism at ha
American people. The republicans have
made certain promises, and the voters have
given tnem the opportunity to redeexn
these promises, preferring reform with a
minimum of disturbance to heroic remedies
and doubtful expedients. The victorious
party will have to Justify this confidence
and meet the expectations of the people.
The Lesson for Democrats.
Louisville Courier-Journal (dem.).
It is for democracy to ateer between an.
clallam on the one hand nnd expediency
on the other hand. To ally tradition with
progress; to Identify expansion with free
dom; to cleanso the Augean stables by a
process of evolution, not revolution, and
to hold the money power within bounds
without Impairing the public credit and
order. These are the leasnna 1
have to set themselves and to learn, and
as we master them and put them ia prac
tice shall we confirm our usefulness as a
national force and recover the power which
a fatuous, blind incompetency threw away.
Bewara of Falaa Coafldenee.
Baltimore American (rep.).
Tuesday's election figures show that tho
democrats won more. in the way of votes
than did the republicans. They show, too,
that unless the dominant party ia ready to
see Its strength dwindle away It must be
up and doing. The republicans must see
and realize this, and If they would stay the
ebbing of their tide of votes they must
combat democratto regeneration by posi
tive and speedy work for the people. The
party haa done all It needs to do for capi
tal; let It now do something fer the pro
ducers. Looked at "the day after," no
greater error appears possible to republic
ana than false confidence growing out of
Tuesday's sweep, and consequent negligence
of the people's Interests.
TAXPAYERS AND CHARITY.
States In Which the Sabaldlalnar F.ll
la Entrenched.
American Medicine.
Ia the United States the total local and
state aid to private charities amounts at
least to $11,000,000 a year. There are only
a few of the states In which the subsid
izing evl Is not more or leas Intrenched.
Pennsylvania ia the worst of all, nearly
$6,000,000 of the public money, more than
for all the rest of the country combined,
having been used In 1901. New York Is
next with about 13,600,000. But in New
York It is the city and not the atate that
subsidizes. In Pennsylvania It Is the atate,
and the resultant degradation la geueral
and greatest. Beside the wrong to the
dependent, it ia a wrong to, the taxpayer
and to the general public. There can be
no reform so long' as every Influential
citizen. Interested as he Is in some institu
tion, dare not speak or act against the
boss and the dominant party, democratlo
or republican.
State appropriations paralyze all Inde
pendence and prevent the possibility of
betterment. The boss Is enthroned, so
that criticism Is unforgivable lese majeste.
The second most Important harm done
by this wholesale bribery la that private
beneficence is dried up. When the aid of
the state treasury is so easily secured
there eeems to be no need of private char
ity. And with the loss of this personal
Interest there Is the loss of the personal
control which makes any Institution ot
value t.nd of service to humanity.
When the institution subsidized is sec
tarian the most fundamental principle of
our government, the separation of church
and state, is outraged and the grant in
such cases could be and should be de
clared unconstitutional. There Is no ab
solute control by the state of the private
subsidized Institutions, twist and misstate
the facta as one will, and Without such
control there is no guarantee of bonest
management. Falsified statistics are often
the means of securing state aid.
Charitable Institutions should be wholly
and absolutely supported and managed by
the state or by private Individuals.
A REAL AMERICAN PERIL.
Too Many Royal Nabobs VUltlaar tho
lalted States.
Brooklyn Life.
Indications seem to point to the fact
that eur country Is to become the stamping
ground ot royalty, and that If we cannot
boast a court we shall eventually be able
to Bhow down at least a pair ot kings
almoht any time. Thus far, we have had
only prtnees as gueaU, but with the pros
pect of a visit from the king of Slam, the
assurance of one from the prince of Wales
and 'a second from Prince Henry of Prus
sia we may reasonably look forward to the
time when the German emperor, the czar
ot Ruasla, the Mad Mullah, King Edward,
the akound of Swat, the khedlve of Egypt.
King Christian of Denmark, the shah of
Persia and the sultan of Turkey will spend
their vacations over here. Unhappily,
there is reason to apprehend that an inva
sion of princes and potentates msy prove
a solution of the American danger entirely
satisfactory to our foreign rivals. Surfeited
with banquets, our captains of Industry
may become too torpid to retain com
mand. Our statesmen and political leaders,
reduced to nervous prostration in their en
deavors to keep up with court etiquette,
may let fall the reins of government. Until
gat used to royalty business will vir
4 Lamlaoaa Hint.
Boston Transcript (rep.).
The people have given to the republicans
a bint which it not heeded may be readily
converted Into a command In the near fu
ture. The national administration has been
endorsed at the polls, and In the achieve
ment of this result the president's personal
popularity has been the great factor. His
political course with regard to the trust
question haa alsj contributed to the suc
cess of the party, for he has avoided ex
tremes and has Indicated a treatment of
the problem which will curb "the evils of
trusts" without affecting the econoralo
efficiency of the combination principle.
Bryantara Doaa For.
Indianapolis News (Ind.).
The lesson, It seems to us. Is too plain to
be misread or misunderstood. If the demo
cratic party Is ever again to be an impor
tant and useful factor in the political lit
of the nation, it must turn Ha back reso
lutely on Bryan and repudiate utterly '
those influences which havo brought such
disaster upon it. Those Influences oper
ated this year, for the party was, as a
national organization, facing both ways.
We shall hear no more of the once talked
of alliance between the west and the
south against the east, tor those men
who were so eager for the alliance hara
made the west more republican that It
has been at any time since the war.
What we should be likely to see. If It were
not for the eternal race question, would
be an alliance between the south and the
east as against the west. The latter sec
tion is done forever with Bryan and Brytn
Ism. The fact should be recognized by
democrats everywhere.
End of Popallam.
Chicago Chronicle (dem ).
With the exception of Nevada and Utah,
where the election resulted in the triumph
of some ot the fusion candidates, the pop
ulist states of. the west returned to their
original republicanism last Tuesday.
These states are Colorado, Idaho, Kan
sas, Montana. Nebraska, Neveda, South Da
kota, Utah, Waahlngton and Wyoming. Mr.
Bryan carried all of them in 1896 but lost
some of them in 1900. Now practically all
of them have deserted him and his cause.
The populist states had an electoral vote
of less than fifty altogether. Te secure
this support in the electoral college the
democrats In 1896 and again in 1900 sacri
ficed the electoral votes of every democratic
northern state, lost several of the southern
states, split the party In two, drove prac
tically every democrat out of office In
' states north of the Ohio river, reduced the
party's congressional and legislative repre
sentation and paved the way for republican
gerrymanders which nothing short of a
tidal wave ever can overcome.
Not one ot these popullstlc spates was
democratic at any stage of the proceedings.
All were republican in 1898, as 'they are
now, but they condescended to vote fusion
tickets for a season in the Interest of cheap
money.
During the campaign Just closed Mr. Bryan
epent all of his time In the far west. He
made another of his strenuous campaigns
In the popullstlc belt and did not ones ap
pear east ot the Missouri
Obviously he expected to see deraocratlo
disaster at the east and a popullstlc-tu-slon
revival In the west. The result is ex
actly the reverse of that. Wherever dem
ocratic gains have been made they have
appeared in states where populism was
either Ignored or repudiated. In the popu
list states the republicans have made ex
traordinary gains everywhere.
Probably this is the end of populism. Mr.
Bryan will have the consolation of the re
flection that he was In at the death and
presided over the ceremonies.
tually be at a standstill. "Rubbernecking"
will be the prevailing occupation of tho
humble; hobnobbing with kings that of the
wealthy. Besides the national anthems
sung and played by delegations and so
cieties of hyphenated Americans may ren
der life unendurable; while we shall be
in a constant state of nervous agitation
lest something occur to Introduce Interna
tional complications. Altogether the pros
pect is not entirely reassuring.
LAUGHING GAS.
Detroit Free Preas: Alice I could make a
literary hit If I wanted to.
Agnes What would It be?
Alice I would write a book called "Con
fessions of a Widow."
Philadelphia Press: Uncle Eph'm had just
aecured a divorce from his fifth w4fe, who
had deserted him.
"I suppose, uncle," said hie employer,
"you'll be taking another wife in a few
days."
"No, sun." replied Uncle Enh'm, with
dignity. "I'se not gwlne to make a fad o'
marryln', suh!"
Chicago News: Biggs They say Mrs.
Gabbleton Is guilty of an attempt at black
mail. Dlggs I don't believe It.
Biggs Why not?
Dlgga No woman on earth would think
of accepting "hush money."
Chicago Tribune: "Why doea It cnet so
much leas for a woman to support a family
than It does for a man?" asked the curious
person.
"Because," replied the experienced
mother, "the commission ahe charges for
doing the business la ao much leas than a
man asks for doing the same thing."
New York Times: Pa What did you
learn at school today. Bobble?
Hobble I learned to say "Yes. sir."
Pa-Are you always going to say "Yea,
sir?"
Bobble Yep!
Detroit Free Preaa: "You are not calling
on the colonel's daughter now, I under
stand," said Hunker to Spatts.
"No."
"Did she dismiss your'
"O, no. I received an honorable dis
charge." Philadelphia Press: Willie ra, what does
"good aa wheat" mean?
I "a Don't bother me! ...
Willie Pa, would you say I was aa "good
as wheat?
Pa I might after you were property
thrashed, and that's what will happen to
you If you don't atop asking questions.
Chicago Tribune: "I notice you use the
word 'chummy,' " remarked the girl with
the spectacles. "By that I presume you
mean Intimate, do you not?"
"Well, It means a little more than that."
responded the other girl. "A flea, for ex
ample, ts Intimate, but I don't consider It
at all chummy."
WHAT THE fHIMSKV BASG.
Bret Harte.
Over the chimney the night wind fang
And chanted a melody no one knvw;
And the Woman atopped, a,s her babe sha
tlMlM-d,
And thought of the one ahe had long since
lost,
And aald, as her tear drops back she forced,
"1 hate the wind In the chimney."
Over the chimney the night wind sang
And chanted a melody no one knew;
And the Children said, as they closer drew.
" 'TIs some witch that la cleaving the black
night through
'TIs a fairy trumpet that Just then blew.
And we fear the-wind in the chimney."
Over the chimney the night wind sang
And chanted a melody no one knew;
And the Man, aa he aat on his hearth be
low. Bald to himself, "It will surely now,
And fuel la dear and wages low.
And I 11 stop the leak In the chimney."
Qser the chimney the night wind sang
And chanted a melody no one knew;
But the Poet liatened and smiled, fr he
Was Man. and Woman, and Child, all
three.
And said. "It Is God's own harmony.
This wfnd w-e hear in, the chimney. '
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