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TTIE OfAnA DAILT BEE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBEH 20, 1002.
The DMAiiA Daily Bee E. R08EWATER, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNING. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Pally Hee (without Sunday). One Year.4.00 lally Hee and Mtinday, one Year 6.00 Illustrated livi'., one Year -w Sunday Bee, Our Year J-J" tiaturcjay Hee, tine Year I s" Iwentieth Century farmer, One Year.. l.W DELIVERED UY CARRIER. Tally Kec (without Sunday), per copy... e Dally Hee (without Sunday), per week. ..12c Dally Dee (Including Sunday), per week. lie Bunuay Hee, per copy "c Evening Bee (.without Sunday), per week So .Evening Bee (Including Sunday), per week 100 Complaints of Irregularities In delivery should be addressed to City Circulation De partment. OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha City Hall Building, Twenty-fifth and M Street. Council Bluffs lit I'earl Street. Chicago lWi) Unity Building. New i'ork I'ark How Uulldlng. Washington 6il Fourteenth Street- CORRESrONDENCE. Communications relating to news and edl Vf'al matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. BUSINESS LETTERS. Business letters and remittances should be addressed: The Bee Publishing Com pany, Omaha.- REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 2-cent stamps accepted In payment of tnall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted. THE BKE PUBLISHING COMPANY. , STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION, fctats of Nebraska, Douglaa County, : George B. Txschuck, secretary of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn, ays that the actual number of full and ocmplete copies of The Dally. Morning, Kvening and dunday Bee printed during the month of October. 1W2, was aa fonwa: 1 S4,7(M 2 3,lt:tO 1 31.JHO 4 so.oto 6 i,:tfio 31,iH0 7 30,910 I..- 31,070 .. 31.0IK) 10 ai.ioo U 32,000 12 ....JfO.t20) 13 31,. ISO 14 31,K0 IS 31.U40 X7 31.M20 18 31,450 IB 30,400 30 3a,aio 21.. 32,330 Z2 81,670 23.., 31,740 24 32,1 00 25 31,140 20 27 31.07O 28 31.01H) 29 ai.wao 30 32,300 31 31,330 It 3H.70W Total IMMMU5 Less unsold and returned copies 0,872 Net total sales 5l,743 Net average sales 30,t5 GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before mo this 31st day of October, A. D. 1D02. M. B. HUNGATE. (Seal.) Notary Public. Colonel Cody has vlndlented his char acter as an artist by announcing his farewell tour. If Kansas City wants a few tips on how to run a successful street pageant Ak-Sar-Beu will surely be glad to ac commodate. President Itooscvelt found the game In' the Mississippi underbrush, harder to deal with than when he went after An thracite Baer. W ith BufTalo Bill launched In the hotel business, the only thing left for the am bitious hotel man Is to branch out Into the show business. It is safe as a general policy for pub lic bodies like school boards and city councils to take action In the open rather than In star chamber. We may put it down in the safe col umn that David B. Hill will not be the orator of the occasion for the Jacksonlan banquet on next St. Hickory's day. Whatever happens in the controversy over the alleged illegal fencing of the public lands a goodly number of sol diers' widows will have made a nice financial stake out of it. In mixing into the fencing business on behalf of the big cattle men who are trying to monopolize the government land, the Commercial club takes chances on being fenced in with the fencers. Unless the South Dakota towns can arbitrate their differences It looks as if about the only way to please all the town that want the state capital would be to put It on wheels for one-week stands. AU sorts of plans, for tariff revision are said to be ready to be laid before congress as soon as it convenes, but it fa oo violation of confidence to say that there will be no tariff revision at the coming session. :' Borne 'scores of cities and towns which have claims under consideration as places for the establishment of public libraries will learn with pleasure that Andrew Carnegie's illness is not likely to prove serious. Up to date the railroad managers have not said a word about Tax Commissioner Fleming's action In raising the railroad assessment up to within two or three millions of the true' value of their prop erty, but they are doing a good deal of thinking all the sauie.' With one bank president and one mil lionaire convicted and Sentenced to the penitentiary for bribery and corruption of public officials and a lot mure of the aame kind of criminals Well along on the same road, there is a general dis position to point with pride toward Mls oarL Druggists and liquor dealers should pot permit themselves to be harassed or dragooned by the Broatch "jmllee board Into submitting to double taxation In following the plain provision of the law that requires them to advertise in the paper of largest bona fide circulation in the county, which always has been and still is The Omaha Evening Bee. If the faith cure Is good to keep the fire department iutuct on a promise that the council will provide In next year's appropriations for any overlap In the fixe fund, why should it not have ap plied equally to the police department T Why audi eagerness to dismiss sixteen. patrolmen on the flimsy excuse of akod-up exhibit of pullce fund shortage I THK TALK Or TARIhF REVISION. Not until Tresldent Iloosevelt's annual message Is made public will the country know definitely what his position Is In regnrd to tariff revision. AVbat the president has publlrly said respecting the tariff shows that he Is opposed to changes that might De detrimental to labor and injurious to the independent industries. In one of his speeches he said that the tariff rate must never fall below that which will protect the Amer ican worklngmau by allowing for the difference between the genernl labor cost here and abroad. He declared that "at all hazards and no matter what else is sought for by changes of the tariff, the American workman must be protected In his standard of wages and secured the fullest opportunity of employment It may be Inferred from this that Mr. Roosevelt Is not unfavorable to some modification of the tariff, at least as to certain schedules, but he is unmistak ably for the maintenance of the principle of protection. What can be very confidently predicted is that the president will not attempt to force tariff legislation, so that the report that a special session of the Fifty -eighth congress will be called to consider tariff revision may be dismissed as groundless. This is a matter which It is entirely safe to say Mr. Roosevelt will leave wholly to the determination of the republicans in congress, with only such suggestions as may be necessary to acquaint congress and the country with the position of the administration. There are many republicans who believe that the tariff should be revised, all these, howorer, favoring the maintenance of protection. There are many more who are opposed to revision and the latis elections appear to have demonstrated that these are in the majority. At all events, the president is not likely to as sume to decide which of these elements represents the sentiment regarding tariff revision of a majority of the republican party and least of all to attempt to force action on the question. What seems assured is that President Roosevelt will recommend the appoint ment by the present 'bongress of commis sion of experts to Investigate the opera tion of the tariff and report to congress, with suggestions of such changes as may be deemed advisable. It is thought probable that congress will authorize such a commission and if it should the investigation that would be required of the commission would extend over a year and perhaps longer. The question which the president is understood to te gard as most pressing is that of the supervision and regulation of the great combinations. In the event of there be ing no legislation in regard to this at the coming session it is possible that the Fifty-eighth congress might be called in special session to take action on the question. At all events, there is not the slightest probability of a spe cial session of the next congress to con sider tariff revision. SOUTH AMERICAN COMPETITION. American meat exporters an 'said to bi meeting with a formidable competi tion from Argentine in the British inai Uet. For several years the cattle misers of that southern country have itoeu sending more or less meat to the United Kingdom, but much of It reached Its destination in a condition to be alto gether outclassed by the beef from the United States. - It appears that now the Argentine shippers have found a way to preserve their meat that renders it cl most if not quite as good when It reaches England as the American beef and bells only a shade below it. A late London dispatch says that in the opinion of many experts this means that the strength of the American beef ring there has been broken; that having found a way to ship dead meat with the care and regulation of temperature which enables the Chicago houses to bring their goods to the British mar ket in such first-class condition, the big South American companies are expected now to be able to ship unlimited sup plies. It is stated that great curiosity lu felt as to the way the Beef trust will meet this competition. The situation is most welcome one to the British con Burner, as it promises cheaper beef and If that shall be the result there it is possible that the American consumer may also be benefited,' since if our ex ports to the United Kingdom should be materially reduced there will be a bet ter supply for the home market. How ever, this South American competition may not prove so formidable as it now threatens to be and the promise of much cheaper meat is nowhere particularly fa vorable, at least for the immediate fu ture. PACIFIC COAST COMMRCE. There has been a yery notable growth tn the commerce of the Pacific coast, particularly from Puget sound, within the past year, as shown by official statis tics. It is surprising to find that in the shipment of oats to foreign ports Puget sound is second only to New York, that In the shipments' of - wheat for the nine months ending with September it was fourth among . the ocean ports of the country and that In the shipments of wheat flour Puget sound occupies flftb place among American ocean ports. Several circumstances have contrib uted to the growth of this commerce. The failure of the Australasiau wheat crop and the restoration of peace In South Africa have brought about a largely Increased demand for Pacific coast wheat and flour in South Africa. At the same time the shipments of wheat to England and flour to China, while not so large as in former years. have still been liberal. The rise of Puget sound as a wheat exporting port has been phenomenal, following the rapid development of the great fertile plains of eastern Washington, brought about by the large bomeseeker move ment from the east The Seattle Post Intelligencer remarks that while In grain shipments Puget Bound Is taking rank with the very first ports In tLe country, this Is Itself insignificant be side 'the fact that the breadstufls thus bhlpped are grown and In the enso of flout ground In the state of Wash'rigton. Thf Pacific coast states are In a highly prosperous condition and there Is no ap parent reason why their commerce should not continue to Increase and their resources be more rapidly devel oped In the future than In the past CAtiAL RIGHT OF Wr. The latest information in regard to the negotiations with Colombia is en couraging. At the close of last week there was a conference between Secre tary Hay and the legal representative of the Panama Canal company, at which the secretary of state is said to have told the attorney that there was really small ground for solicitude, that he was making substantial progress and was sanguine of a satisfactory conclusion of negotiations for right of way soon. It Is also 'stated and doubtless upon good authority that the administration Is not disposed to allow any undue de lay through attempts on the part of Co lombia to secure concessions materially beyond what this country has proposed. If Colombia is persistent in her extra ordinary demands it la said the admin istration will ask congress to so amend the Spooner act that the agreement with Colombia should not be required to pre cede the purchase of the property and franchise of the new Panama Canal company. With the purchase of the canal company's property consummated the United States would proceed to con struct the canal regardless of Colombia if that country should Insist upon de mands believed by our government to be unfair and unreasonable. The terms which our government has offered Colombia are fair and gener ous. There is no disposition to take any advantage of the southern republic. The United States can afford to be liberal in this matter and is willing to be. The offer of $7,000,000 for the concessions asked of Colombia is generous, espe cially when it is considered that the construction of the canal would be of Immense benefit to that country. It would immediately put a vast amount of money in circulation there and it would be a permanent advantage, aid ing incalculably In the development of Colombia. In view of this the obstruct ive course of that country is remarkable. but it will doubtless be made to see the unwisdom and futility of any attempt to exact terms which the government of the United States regards as unfair and unreasonable. PLATINQ A HIUU-HAADED OAtfE. It was to have been expected that the Broatch police commission would exert all its influence to carry out the revenges of its maker, Governor Savage, who feels very much aggrieved over the position taken by The Bee on the Bartley parole and pardon. There is, however, no war rant nor excuse for the attempt of the board to harass and damage the drug gists and liquor dealers of Omaha, who are compelled by the plalr provision ofl the law to publish their applications lor licenses in the paper of largest circula tion in the county, which for more than twenty years has been The Omaha Even ing Bee. Under the decisions of the supreme court the police board has no right to designate any newspaper as the medlu for advertising applications for, licenses. Its authority In the premises is purely Judicial and limited to hearing testimony in cases of remonstrance and deterraiiv lng whether the protest is sustained by the proofs. But under the lead of Broatch the board seems to be bent upon law breaking instead of law enforce- ment, Judging from the order Issued at its last meeting, which commands the applicant for license, who had filed a certified notice of publication in The Evening Bee, to furnish the proofs that he has published In the paper of largest circulation. This is an unheard of pro ceedlng, absolutely unwarranted In law )ud contrary to its letter and spirit. The statute relative to applications for li censes reads as follows: No action shall be taken upon such ap plication until at least two week' notice of the filing of the same has been given by publication in a newspaper published in aid county having the largest circulation therein, when it there be no objection In writing made and filed to the issuance of aid license and the county board Is in ses sion, and all other provisions of this chap ter have been fully compiled with, it may be granted. The only difference between the ordl nance under wulch the board is acting and this section of the statute is that the fire and police commission is sub stituted for the county board. With this specific direction before it, what right has the board to require the appli cant to furnish proofs of circulation in the absence of a written protest, and how can the loard go lu'to a Judicial In vestlgatlon of relative circulation when there la no remonstrance to act upon aud no right to subpoena witnesses or enforce an order to produce circulation records? If the police board has a right to ask for proofs on this score it would have a right to ask urugglsts and liquor dealers to furnish proofs that they had not sold liquor to minors or Indians or violated the Slocuinb law in other re- sjtects. Is not the board in duty bound to rec ognlze the good faith of the applicant so long as no remonstrance has been filed? Is not the action of the board a palpable attempt to coerce druggists and liquor dealers into submitting to an audacious holdup? What does the Omaha delegation to the legislature propose to do about char ter amendments? That question is asked by business men and taxpayers every day, but no member of the delegation has yet ventured to enlighten the public as to bis intentions or disposition with refer ence - to the charter. It la doubtful whether any two members of the delega tion have ever discussed charter amend ments or have come to any agreement on any proposed change In the charter. Unless a conference between the delega tion is held soon with a view to arriving at an understanding before the legisla ture meets the delegation is liable to be torn up over charter amendments during the entire session, and Omaha will, as usual, have a patched quilt charter for two years louger. South Omaha will ask the Douglas delegation to the legislature to devise and support a bill that will prevent boodling in the school board. What kind of a stockade the delegation is to im provise to fence out men who keep their hands behind their coattalls has not been suggested. Up to date the most ingen ious Inventors and patent rights men have been unable to devise a machine or a law that will make men in public life absolutely boodle proof. The near est that anybody has ever come to It has been through unpurchasable prosecuting attorneys and Juries and courageous Judges on the criminal bench. The beads of great educational insti tutions ought to beware of hasty and intemperate expressions in discussing economic and industrial questions. Sci ence and education ought to be receptive to progressive movements. President Eliot's inconsiderate denunciation of or ganized labor has aroused quick and heated response, as it Is Inevitable that all such expressions will. Nothing could be more unfortunate than to have the feeling grow up that there is a line of antagonism between higher education and interests of labor under modern con ditions. The experiments of the Navy depart ment in submarine navigation have al ready demonstrated that hereafter naval warfare must take this method into serious account It is certain that if the two submarine boats now being tested had been in Santiago bay it would have been extremely perilous for the United States fleet to ' attempt to maintain the close blockade that it did. The destruction of a single warship would have broken up a close blockade and a part of the Spanish fleet would probably have escaped. A Glance Backward. Philadelphia Press. When Orover Cleveland was president no great railroad raised the wages of its em ployes 10 per cent. Instead they were all trying to keep out of bankruptcy, and a good many of them did not succeed In doing even that. Innovation la Jury System. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The state supreme court has declared valid the constitutional amendment allow ing three-fourths of a Jury in any court of record to render a verdict in civil suits. There will be po further trouble from the "obstinate eleven" In bese cases. A Plethora' of Luck. Buffalo Express. It appear that while hurrying around to church fairs just before election in order to corral the important church fair vote. Mayor Maybury of Detroit won in raffles a sofa pillow, sewing machine, buggy and two clocks. A man with such luck as that was bound to be re-elected. Cubans Are Catching; On. San Francisco Call. There were many people who said the Cubans would not for several generations to come reach an understanding of Ameri can politics, but now comes a report that a syndicate in Havana has raised the sum of $30,000 to get a franchise scheme through the city council. If that be not our method whose method is it? Legal Buncombe Crops Oat. Chicago Chronicle. Even so seasoned a lawyer aa Wayne MacVeagh la, it appears, occasionally given to buncombe. Dragging in the assassina tion of Lincoln. Garfield and McKinley as pertinent to the coal strike arbitration was a piece of blatherskltlsm that might have been expected of a shyster lawyer, but not of a former attorney general of the United States. Taking; Heedless nisks. Minneapolis Times. A good many thousand ot the people of the Vnlted States will feel relieved when President Roosevelt's bear hunt 1 well over and will alncerely hope that he will be content with less hazardous sport during the remainder ot his Incumbency. Though that would imply abstinence from the more exciting pleasures ot the chase for several years to cjome, I it not hi duty to make the sacrifice T Minn I mum Living Wne. Philadelphia North American. John Mitchell's estimate of the minimum living wages of a miner supporting and educating a family, 1800 a year, cannot be considered extravagant or grasping. It Mr. Wlllcox of the coal trust think $600 too much for the man who digs coal, perhaps he will condescend to say what he think the man who doe no work at all should receive 'out ot the product ot the miner's labor. It $600 1 too much for a drudge. what 1 enough for a drone? ' Folly Exacts a Price. Minneapolis Journal. The .confusion ot tha senator who tried to force a cheap dollar on the people of the Philippine ought to be so complete by this time that the gold standard should prevail at the next session of congress. The bot tom has dropped out of silver and is still fulling. In Manila it takes $2.50 silver to get $1 gold and the depreciation ha al ready cost the Insular government $1,000, 000. The Philippine dollar was to be an Imitation ot the English Strait settlement dollar and now they are talking of with drawing that. Voluntary Advaaco la lft'aaes. Springfield Republican. Never before probably in the history of railroading ha there been so extensive an advancing of wage by the voluntary action ot the companies as Is now going on. The example of the Pennsylvania is being fol lowed In whole or part by the New York Central, the Reading, the Union Pacific and, aa reported, by the Lake Shore, tha Wheeling Lake Erie, "Big Four" and "Nickel Plate" roads, all cloaely related to the Vanderbllt Interest. Something like 300,000 men will be affected by wags in creases either already granted within a few days or practically determined upon. Thl 1 the way to broaden th foundation of prosperity which has beaa la great danger of becoming tqp aeavy. ROIXD ABOI'T NRW YORK. Ripples est the Current of Life la the Metropolis. A notable exhibition of up-to-date fire fighting apparatus was given In New York last Sunday. Ever since tall buildings became a feature of cities the problem of fire protection has been a serious one to municipal authorities and Ore insurance companies. Fireproof construction does not remove the anxiety, for fireproof buildings do burn. Besides, the height of skyscrap ers place them to a large extent beyond the range of fire hose and fire engines. The skyscraper chosen for the test of the stand pipe system was the Flatlron, so named because of Its shape, located at the Inter section of Broadway and Twenty-third street. The building is equipped with the best known system of standpipes, by means of which any floor may be flooded. The main question was whether water could be forced to the top of the building, 304 feet from the sidewalk. Two of the most power ful engines In the fire service were used, and nine streams of water were poured out of the windows of the top floor. "When the connection was made," says the World, "the water pressure at the hydrant on engine 1 was twenty-four pounds, and on Engine 14 twenty-one pounds. Engine 1 is the most powerful steamer in the de partment, being capable of pumping 1,000 gallons a minute. Engine 14's capacity is 900 gallons. "Engine 1 was first used in getting a Ingle stream to the roof. This was ac complished without much difficulty, and in a few minutes the gauge at the nozzle, which waa one and one-eighth inches in diameter, showed a working pressure of 120 pounds. Similar results were obtained when a one-and-one-half-lnch nozzle was used. "Next nine simultaneous streams were thrown across Broadway from windows on each floor, beginning at the thirteenth tory and ending at the roof. The nozzles used for these streams each measured three-quarters of an inch. The water for this display was furnished by Euglne 1 working at its full capacity. The steam gag-ue registered 142 pounds pressure to the square inch and the water pressure at the engine's pump was 300 pounds. The pres sure at the nozzle on the roof was forty seven pounds." Ideas count for success, even in street begging. Old tricks become tiresome through familiarity. The mendicant of the present day, if he would live well, must get something new. One of the latest dodges of the New York solicitor of alms is heroic. It first arouses the Indignation of the vic tim, then pacifies blm, and finally wins his sympathy and his money. It is worked in this way: A shabbily attired man hurries along the steet, apparently unconscious of his surroundings. He expectorates, as though by chance, on to the well-polished shoe of a passerby. Before the man has tlmo to protest the mendicant drops on his knees and, with the remnants of a well worn handkerchief, rubs away at the soiled shoe, meanwhile pouring forth profuse apologies. Nine times out of ten he gets dime for his politeness. The tremendous amount of business transacted in the course of a year on the floor of the New York Stock exchange, says New York letter, can be understood only by an examination of the figures for a recent financial publication. Making a condensed use of his figures we find these facts:. During 1879 the sales of shares of stock recorded amounted to 74,166,652, and in both 1881 and 1882 they exceeded 113,- 000,000. But in the next year they dropped to 96,000,000, and, with the exception of the year 1886, suffered a steady decline to 1890, when they were only 66.000.000. In the three years, following there was Blight reaction, but in 1895 the sales reached the lowest point they have known In a quarter of a century 49,000.000. From that year they increased steadily up to 1899, when they reached the hitherto un precedented figure of 173,970,943. In 1900 they declined to 140,000,000, but this was greater than in any year in the history of the exchange except 1899, and in 1901 they amounted to the tremendous total of 251.786,341. "This last year was an exceedingly lively one on the exchange, both In the wide range and rapid fluctu ations in prices and in the number ot times the previous record of sales in a ingle session was broken. The year opened well,' with transactions averaging over 1,500,000 a day and on January 7, for the first time In the history of the ex change the sales recorded on the ticker passed the 2,000,000 mark, reaching a total of 2,164,500. The contest for the con trol of Northern Pacific began early in the year and bo lively did the tradina become that on April 4 the 2,000,000 mark was again passed. Fifteen days later the record was again broken by a total of 2.226,700 sale. For two weeks following this the sales exceeded 2,000.000 dally, the total for the week ending May 4 being 15,626,892. Twtce In this week the dally Bales exceeded'3,000,000; on Tuesday. April 30, the highest mark ever attained on the New York Stock exchange was reached, with a record of 3,325,000 shares old, and on May 9, the day of the crisis, the sales mounted to 3,300,800. It is worth noting that In this period the record In sales of single stock was also made, the sales of Union Pacific reaching 660,900 on April 24, E.ND OF BRVAMSM. A Freniatare Gob of Jot from the Political Boneyard. New York Sun f rom an unseen and remote crev ice in the democratic wreck comes voice that falters out: "The elec tion returns Indicate a divided victory. They will be analyzed and discussed in next week's issue." Who cares? Who will read the Commoner now? There is no in terest In the Bryan post-mortem. The patient tired everybody out in dying, and even his friends will clamor that he stay dead. The voice borne to us now cornea from the limbo ot the politically departed. Limbo Is defined as "an Indefinite border region In the intermediate state, nearer hell or heaven according to the class of souls there awaiting judgment." Demo cratlc tradition will not consign Mr. Bryan to heaven the party has suffered too much from hi fidelity. Mr. Bryan was holding on to the shred of his influence when election day dawned. It has been torn from blm by the iweep of republican majorities. He stumped Nebraska with the energy of a drummer trying to sell good from bis samples, Every crossroad beard hU appeal. The echoes of his speeches lntermlneJed as he went from place to place. He was as numerous as the locust (Caloptenu sprs RAINf) THE PURE V J n a i k r- r- r r- SHaw7 uKnin wrrtt The coffee habit Is quickly over come by those who let Grain-O take its place. If properly made it tastes like the best of coffee. No grain coffee compares with it in flavor or healthful ness. TRY IT TO-DAY. AtfTowrvrrwUtt lac and Ma per package. I 18 1 11 sii 11 sar jSAj g rnJ la ITake Aycr's Sarsaparllla." Wc sayi) jMU and the doctors say it, too. Ask your own Jjl ftl j rlnrtnr ahnnf It nrnhaKtir line Va j(-J 1 Take Ayers Sarsaparilla." We say It. and the doctors say it, doctor about it. He formula. He can tell you just how it lifts up the depressed, gives cour age to the despondent, brings rest to the overworked. If your liver is sluggish, bowels constipated, tongue coated, better take one of Ayer's Pills at bedtime. These pills greatly aid the Sarsapa rilla, and cure all liver troubles. Two grand family medicines. i2.tu".S2" S3 TUB OLDEST. SAFEST, tus) and as strldulous. Nebraska returns republican governor, and the republican elect five of the alx congressmen. Fusion unfused and populism laid low. Mr. Bryan invaded Ohio to hold np the ends of Circus Tom. The tent Is down blown flat by a republican cyclone. Mr. Bryan went over into Colorado to save the state where republicans were as scarce aB hen's teeth in 1896. Colorado responded by rejecting Teller, the noblest Roman of them all Teller, the martyr to silver, the apotheosis of a sacred cause. The mining tates, save Nevada, the pocket borough. wheel into the opposition line, and Mr. Bryan ceases to have a constituency. PERSONAL ROTES, Now that Mascagnl has received a lot of nice advertising let him renew hi tour ef the country. Senator and Mr. Spooner will occupy the old mansion In Washington this winter formerly occupied by Senator Stewart, just beyond the White House. William Banks of Knoxvllle, Tenn., re fused to take his wife to the circus and she promptly sued him for divorce, the grounds being said refusal. Men have no show these days. President Diaz of Mexico, ktsown as the grand old man" of that country, will re tire from office on January 1. He will be succeeded by Jose Yves Llmantour, now foreign minister of Mexico. It Isn't often that a South American president marches into his capital in triumph after a revolution. President Castro is an exception. . South American chief executives usually head for Paris. Thirty-one huge and exceedingly strong Havana cigar la the dally allowance ot King Carlos of Portugal, the biggest' and the fattest of all the reigning monarch of the world. His bulk is something colos sal. Senator Hoar was showing some Massa chusetts visitors about Washington one day and was pointing out a magnificent old residence built years ago by a famous and rather shady lawyer of his time. "Why," was asked, "was he able to build a house like that by his practice?" "Yes," replied the senator, "by his practice and his prac tices." When President Cleveland was In the Union League club house. New York, the other day a teamster drove up with a load of coal, but was told not to dump it until after the former chief magistrate had gone. "I suppose I'll have to stand for this," said the man, "but, say It 'seems funny after all that Teddy's been doing to get the coal here." At the dinner of the Economic league in Boston last week Charles Francis Adams startled his listeners by declaring that he waa sorry the coal strike had ended. "Because," said he, "we would then have been able to discover some sub stitute for coal and I for one would have been willing to suffer If by bo doing we could be released from the reign of King Anthracite." Ex-Police Chief Devery of New Yerk has been offered several thousand dollars a week to appear in a vaudeville show aa a "monologue artist." The enterprising manager was careful not to make the offer in person. "I wish the fellow would come to me for hi answer," growled the ex-chlef, folding up his vast fist and mak ing a suggestive movement with his still more impressive toot. It Is not generally known that ex-Gov ernor Frank S. Black, the triumphant counsel in the Mollneux case, I a former newspaper man. After graduating from Amherst he went to Troy, N. Y., where he became a reporter on the old Whig and also the Budget. In hi (pare moment he studied law with ex-Dlstrlct Attorney Bam Foster, who took a liking to the lad and gave him a room in hi house. After being admitted to the bar hi success waa steady and in recent year rapid. 1 Made comfortable no matter tTie state of the atmosphere looking nice and warm and keeping so and this is how it is done: Buy him one of our STORM' COLLAR REEFERS Mixed Tweed, Chinchilla or Frieze that we are selling at a con siderable reduction: There is'22 Coats of one lot S U years; 11 years; ft 15 year REGULAR (5.00 REEFERS Another lot of 30 Coats lll Tears: t11 year: 1211 REGULAR 14.00 REEFERS "A GREAT COAT FOR SKATING AND COASTING." "No Clothing Fits Like Ours." R. S. Wilcox, Manager. too. Ask your own rrobablv has the r STRONGEST. HUST. TART TRirLGS. Cleveland Plain Dealer: ("The morning fa per has a full account of your divorce rlul with fac similes of your letters." "On what page?" "On the seventh page next to the mar kets." "What a contemptible outragel" Philadelphia Press: "The Idea of calling a flak of whisky a 'life preserver." " t "What's the matter with that?" "Well, usually it s the cork In It that makes the life preserver effective, but your flafk's no good until you take the cork out." New York Weekly: "'Prolific' means "rotten, don't it, par eatd the literary man's little eon. "Certainly not. What made you think that?" "Why, our teacher said today that you were a 'prolific poet.' " Philadelphia Press: Klubmon Why do you object to your wife taking up golf, I thought you approved of It. Outlate So I did until I heard her re mark that the umbrella stand In the hall would be a good place for her to keep sticks. Bomerville Journal: Tom She says she Is iS years old. Jack Does she? Well, you must remem ber that she was 7 years old before,, she learned to count. Washington Star: "Though your lot be obscure," said the man with the reedy voice, "do not despair." "No," answered the man who doesn't pre tend to philosophise; "the only thing to do is to hang. on to the lot and hope for a real state boom." Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Yes, he and his Krtner are doing very well. They are ndwrltlng experts, you know." "And can they nnd enough to dot" "Oh, yea. In almost every Important case you will find Jim engaged on ons side and his partner on the other." Chicago Post "I see the scoundrel In your face!" exclaimed the angry man. "That," replied the other calmly, "is a personal reflection." When the angry man figured this out he waa even angrier. '' ' . 1 ". Washington Star: "At least you will try to celebrate Thanksgiving in the proper spirit," said the Jovial person. "I suppose so," answered the man Who is const Itutlonallly gloomy, "but I don't see much prospect of success. If I don't have, a turkey and mince pie dinner, I'll feel slighted, and if I do, I'll have Indigestion." AT THE START. W. J. Lampton In Success. Young man. What is your plan Of progress? Are you Going to pull through? Or will you He down in the road And let your load Sink you out ot sight In the mud? Have you white Blood, And pale, That curdles at the hard word "Fall," And dares not face The chances of the race? Or, have you red, clear red. The good strong color All the great have shed In deed or thought, For everv triumph wrought Out of what seemed full Of the Impossible? Have you the nerve To serve . Until you can be master? To wait And work outelde the gate Until you win .... The strength to open It anfl enter In? Have you the heart to meet Defeat Day after day. And yet hold to the way That upward leadu. And must needs Be hard and rough To make man tough Of sinew and of soul Uefore he sees the goal; Bo, when It Is attained. He shall have strength to hold What he has gained. And use it so That It to greater good snail growl Young man, Think on thess things. 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