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12 THE OMAHA DAILY TKE: HATURDAY, ' OCTOBER 31, 1D03.- Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee E. R06EWATER. EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINO. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, tmily Bee (without Pnnday), One Tear. M OH I'.Tlly Hoe ami 6undny. one Sear 6.W JIlUMtrated Hee, one Year w Piiiulny licr. One Year ' r'jftunJuy Hoe, on Year l-6' twentieth Century Farmer. One Year. 1.U0 DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Dally l!e (without Sunday), PT copy.. 2o Imlly Hf (without (Sunday), per week. .12a l)ally Bee (Including Sunday), per woek.Ko Sunday JJee, per ropy 60 Evening Hee (without Sunday), per weak 60 Evening Dee (Including Sunday), per week 100 Complaints of Irreguliirltlea In delivery ' should he addressed to City Circulation De apartment OFFICES Omaha The Bee BulMlng. South Omaha City Hall Uulldlng, Twenty-flit h and M street. Council Blurts 10 Pearl Street Chicago 1640 Unity Building. New York 2.12S Park How Building. Washington fiol Fourteenth Street CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relatingr to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha lite. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order payablo to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 2-rent stamps accepteu In payment Of mull accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or enstern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska. Douglas County, ss.: Georgo B. Ttschuck, secretary of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn, ays thai the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the month of September, 1903, was as lol- 1UWI 1 ...20,120 j as.oao 17 ,.2S,01O 18 2fe,870 Jg UH.HUO 20., ,44 81 SIH.tMSO 22 2,ei 23 ZS.SUO 24 SH.730 24 Std.TIiO 2...-...........2W,SO0 27..... 27,240 28., 2, 7 UU a ...2m,mv SU ...... ..iM0 I 2W.270 21.U7t 4 2W.8TU ( 8U.T.SO i:l,7 93 1 29,320 ai,370 2U.2UO 10 2U,lfM 11 2U.220 12 2KJJ10 U 24iaS 14 2U.U20 tt imnto Total tHMr230 Leas unsold and returned coplua.... t,4t Net total tales .'.., (452,741 Met average sales 28,424 ' QKOROH B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this svih day of September, A. . 18UJ. M. B. MUNUATE, (Seal.) . . ' Notary Public. Register Jtoday. Last chance to register today. That nonpartisan Judiciary bluff Is played out. The voters will call It next Tuesday. The unexpected often , happens in politics, but the expected happens much more often. . . . Have you registered? If not, be sure to regUter today under tho penalty of losing your vote. Colonel Bryan is headed this way. He may yet manage to come in at the tall-end of the Nebraska campulgu. The democratic campulgn in this county In a go as-you please walk. The republican campaign is oue-for-all-and- all-for-one. Republican success is in the air." Get into, the buud wagon and ride at the front of the column instead of follow lug the democratic hearse." If President Stlckney can induce Mln neapolis mill men to erect a few grain elevators and mills In Omaha, the favor will be appreciated and reciprocated. Prophet Dowle is learning by his ex perleuce iu New York City that a show that is good for a two-night stand will not necessarily draw well for a month's run. Last chance today to register for the coming election. Be sure to seo that your name is on the list before the reg vjstrars close their books at 0 o'clock to night Ouiaha wants new industries and bus iness enterprises that will give employ ment to wage workers. Any promising project in this direction may safely count on substantial encouragement i .. Jtulge Sullivan declares that he Is seeklug a re-election, not because he wants it, but because his party leaders insist upon It Under the clrcumstauces the 'voters will try to please the Judge by helping him to retire. The lutest double-shotted and double leaded Salvation Army editorial that appeurs lit the World-Herald is devoted to Judge Barnes' duty to the railroads The next oue should be devoted to the ralluouds duty to Judge Sullivan. There is a well-donned rumor that the alarm sounded by democrats over al ,iegea registration frauds i In South Omaha really covers a well laid demo cratic colonization plan for registering several hundred colonized voters in Omaha and South Omaha. AJ1 the army officers of importance are ou record iu fuvor of the restoration of the canteen, but the clmuces ure that congress will not act accordingly for fear of offending those who procured tho legislation abolishing the cauteen, It is another case of sentimcntalism versus practical experience. The Interruption of the building season in this city by the labor troubles Inst spring is producing the natural con sequence of stiffened rentals which might Have Ihvh expected. Men with money to Invest can gel goxxl returns by putting up substantial dwellings lu Omaha and letting theiu at moderate prices. The naming of one of the new mili tary posts lu the I'alUpplucs after Colonel Stotseuburg, who led the First Nebraska boys wheu they distinguished themselves dnriug the war with - the Filitiluos, is a delicate compliment which the friends of the lamented sol dier will appreciate. Colonel Stotsenv burg left a name which ,h credit to Llrusvlf and an honor to the two states vitu w hose service he tdrntild. TRM OUTLOOK FOR CVHA. The advocates of closer trade rt'lit- Hons with Calm, vhlcu tiny .urge as m'Iuk quite as much In the interest of this country al of the nelgulwriiin' re public, lire expecting favorable action jr con (r reus at the extra session. Sen ator t'ul loin stated in a recent Inter- lew that he believed the necessary leg islation for making effective the reci procity treaty would bo passed and there have been expressions' from other sources to a like effect. It la the under standing that a number of those who opposed the reciprocity treaty in the Inst congress have decided not to con tinue their opposition and If such ia the case the chances for the treaty are good. Hostility to Cuban reciprocity ia still strong In California, but howN much weight this will have remains to be seen. The sugar and tobacco Interests in Cuba are of course anxiously awaiting congressional action. Conditions in the Island are by no means bad, but it is apprehended that they may fcecome so f closer trade relations with the United States are not established. According to the statement of an American doing business in Havana the tobacco plant ers made some money this year,' but the sugar planters who came out even were fortunate. He said that while there was plenty of money during the Amer- can occupation, the advent of the Cuban government affected business un favorably. Yet statistics show that the commerce of Cuba has been growing and are on the whole quite as favorahlo as could reasonably have been expected. One Important fact shown by the statis tics Is that while the imports from Cuba Into the United States have very ma terially Increased, our exports to that country have not, and this fact fur nishes one of the strongest arguments to the supporters of reciprocity. It Is certainly a reasonable contention that the United States should furnish a large part of all that Cuba imports, in stead of allowing this trade, very con siderable now and certain to grow, to go to-European merchants and manu facturers. We recently called attention to tho Cuban trade statistics compiled by the Department .of Commerce and Labor and they certainly show that this country, has something to gain ; com mercially from closer relations with Cuba. President Roosevelt has in the most unmistakable way shown his deep in terest In this matter and he will doubt- ess make a strong appeal to congress ou the subject. AUBMCAX ATTiTVDB A FACTOR. The first report regarding the meet ing of the Russian and French minis ters in 'Parts, as to the significance of which there is more or less speculation, the statement was made that the pres ence of Count Casslnl, Russian ambas sador to this country, was construed to Indicate that the attitude of the United States is a factor in the present discus sions. While the nature of the confer ence between the) foreign ministers of Russia and France is not clearly de fined, It is naturally assumed to relate in part to the situation in the far east. In that case it is not to be doubted that the American attitude will receive con sideration, though how much of a, factor it will be in determining the future courso of European powers, and partic ularly Russlu, in regard to China la un certain. While it is safe to suy that this coun try will not be ignored in any discus sion of the far eastern 'question, still there are many who believe that it is the settled purpose of Russia to even tually Bhut the "open door" and exclude! American commerce- from China. It is that end, says a writer on the subject who appears to have given it careful and intelligent study, to which Russia is bending all her energies in the far east and to which she is making every thing else subsidiary. "She Is not fighting for an outlet to the always open sea, for that she has already se cured. She is not striving to enlarge her borders for the sake of more land, for she' already has more land than she knows what to do with. She is endear orljig to injure and strike down her most formidable commercial competitor, the United SUtes, and, having vainly irieu to uo so wiine Aiancnuna was China's, she now proposes to do It by making. Manchuria her own. That is her chief reason for so flagrantly break ing, her promises to evacuate Man ehurla. She wants to exclude America from that country." All of which is plausible and may prove to be well founded. The latest advices report that Russian troops have entered Mukden,, one of the open iorts provided for .in the treaty between China and the United States, the pretext being that the Chinese did not preserve order there. Count Cas sini Is quoted as saylug that the status of Mukden as an open port will not bo affected. Possibly not, but the move ment on the. part of Russia, in view of pust experience, is not reassuring. It is more than likely that she will find some excuse for holding the control of this port and of course China is power less to prevent her doing so. However anxious the Chinese government may be to act in good faith in carrying out the treuty with this country, it can aloue do nothing in opposition to the will of Russia. . Tho American position has been clearly defined and is perfectly under stood. It looks simply to the mainte nance of existing conditions, so far as concerns the world's trade with China. It alms to preserve the territorial In tegrity of that empire and asks that our treaty rights there shall be respected- It seeks no special favors or privileges for the United States. It may be the aim of Russia to exclude American commerce from China, but if so she will not find the Usk aa easy one. Mrauwune th attttud of the United EtaUa wQl oodoahteiCy rsctlrt due consideration iu any European dis cussion of the conditions In the far east OMAVA'S FISK FIRC RECORD. Figures compiled by the natloual board of Ure underwriters, covering the fire statistics In the larger cities of the United States for the last year, disclose that Omaha's record of fire losses Is de cidedly creditablo to Its flre-fightlng forces. Tho statistical tabulation re duces the losses from fire to a per capita basis, and although some allowance must be made for the fact that the fig ures come largely from the heads of lire departments who are anxious to make the best possible showing for themselves, still the relative position of the different cities is probably un affected by material errors. The table Is as follows: Washington $0.49 New York City. .$204 Topeka 0.71 New Orleans 2.08 Bait Ike 1.11 Chicago 2 1 Baltimore 1 34 Portland, Me 2 6fl Omaha l.H I-oulsvllle 2 71 Peoria 1.51 Minneapolis 2.74 Ietrolt 1.68 St. Ixmis 2.87 Cleveland 1.57 Boston 2.H8 Newark 1 M Seattle $.00 Pes Moines 1.66 Cincinnati 3.09 Philadelphia .... 166 Kansas City 3.20 Milwaukee 1.66 Hartford a.W Bt. Paul 1.74 Memphis 4 33 Indianapolis 1.75 Atlanta 4.74 Brooklyn 1 88 Birmingham .... 8.53 San Francisco... 2.01 Omaha's per capita Are loss of fl.M Is beaten by only four cities of any pre tensions in the United States, while the average is at least 50 per cent higher. It is not wise to boast of freedom from fire losses, since much that Is accidental enters Into the matter of destructive conflagrations. A showing like this, however, Is certainly cause for congrat ulation and might even be made the basis for an appeal to the insurance companies for concessions in better rates on tire risks. catch 'km cvmik' catch 'm uoin.' In its stupid anxiety to make political capital for Judge Sullivan out of the bible-lu-the-schools-declslon the World Herald has given great prominence to the utterances of Trotestant preachers who favor bible reading In the public schools, not for the literary merit of the scriptures, but because it Inculcates re ligious doctrines that are at the base of Christianity. In order to head off the threatened defection of Catholics, wtio constitute a large percentage of the democratic rank and file, a frantic ap peal on behalf of Judge Sullivan, di rected to Catholics, 1b made through the World-Herald over the name of "Blake Ma her," In the following florid strain: As a Catholic I am surprised and Indig nant at the attempt on the part of Mr. Barnes' managers to make use of Catholics for political ends. Che use they are mak ing of the decision In the bible case Is nothing more nor less than an attempt to U3o Catholics to secure the defeat of Judge Sullivan and the election of Mr. Barnes. Such an attempt savors of profanation and merits a decisive rebuke, and the Catholics of this state owe it to themselves and the church to see that the rebuke Is effectively administered. Perhaps Mr. Maher is not aware of the fact that the shoe fits the other foot Perhaps he Is not aware that Judge Sul livan's managers have foolishly but per sistently projected the bible-ln-tbe-schools decision into the political arena With the sole aim and purpose to draw Protestant republicans to Judge Sulli van's support. Perhaps Mr. Maher is not aware of the fact that Judge Sulli van's managers have induced Rev. Meikle, a Methodist minister residing in Omaha, to issue a circular letter to the Methodist ministers all over the state, nrglng them to use their Influence ou behalf of Judge Sullivan in order to counteract the defection of the oppo nents of bible- reading in the public schools in general and Catholics in par ticular. Whether this attempt of catch 'em coinln'--catch 'em goln savors of pro fanation and merits a decided rebuke, we leave Mr. Maher and the managers of the Sullivan campaign to decide. As n general thing religion and politics do not mix very well. Political candidates mounted ou two horses riding in op posite directions generally find them selves after election "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." . The controversy between the council and the Advisory board over the pur chase of a new fire engine is the same old controversy between sucking to standard-make machinery and expert mentlng with not devices. In matters of this kind it is always safe for tho city authorities to take the advice of their own experts in this case of the fire chief whose experience with fire engines makes him most competent to judge. It Is always possible that new machines may be built that in time will demonstrate their fitness to stand be side the old ones, but insofar as the taxpayers of Omaha are concerned we are sure they would prefer to have some other city pay the bills for the experimental period. One of the noticeable things in the present campaign is the cards of the democratic candidates, which studi ously omit any reference as to which party the candidate la identified with The only rational interpretation is that the democratic candidates are either ashamed to acknowledge their party or want to smuggle themselves into olflce through the votes of republicans who may not know to what party they be long. The proposal of the Philippine com mlsslou to purchase 80,0tf) water bulla loes to replace those that died from the ravages of the pest threatens to provoke complications in the neighboring sec tious of China. It will be surprising In deed if some shrewd financial mantpu later of saffron hue does not take ad vantage of the situation to work np a corner tn cartbao. John Mitchell, the head of the national organization of the Mine Workers of America, insists that he has no politics aspirations. What tuts destroyed - the nsetaloess of must of our labor tender has U Ucr a&fcixiea tor poll tl mil WE OLD fi Absolutely Pure THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE preferment If Mr. Mitchell sticks to his purpose he will retain the confidence of the laborers he represents. j Waaderlnar Crooks Cornered, Baltimore American. The movement among the nations of the world to formulate better and more promptly working extradition laws Is a great blow to criminality, and makes the world a great deal smaller and more ex posed hiding place for the fleeing criminal. Llrht FUterlBS In. Brooklyn Eagle. The Presbyterian synod of New Jersey U Inclined to favor the restoration of the army canteen. It has made the discovery that the value of beer taken by each man during the day was 2 cents. Yet one would suppose that every camp was filled with roaring drunkards. Better leave the management of the army to Its officers, gentlemen. V Concerning; Banco Steerers. Chicago Chronicle. Some time in the early spring of . this year Mr. Bryan made bold in the course of a speech to refer to ex-President Cleve land as a bunco steerer and to certain gold democrats in Chicago as confidence men. So far "as heard from none of the persons thus pleasantly stigmatized had anything to do with the writing of the last will and testament of Mr. Bennett of Con necticut. Jack Frost Peacemaker. Philadelphia Record. When the snow begins to fly the warriors usually bethink them of putting off their wars until a more convenient season. There are many signs of a more pacific disposition both in the revolting Turkish provinces and In the -far east. In the spring, when campaigning ..will be more comfortable, there may be a resumption of hostile preparation Mid a "general biting of thumbs among the war lords. Great Business Institution. New York Tribune. The Postofflce department of the United States now pays out annually a total In excess of $138,000,000 and takes In receipts above $134,000,000. such ugures are stagger ing almost beyond belief, but they are offi cial. This wonderful world goes spinning down the ringing grooves of change, and with its progress the activities and the de velopments in this republic become steadily more extensive and more important. Too Much Talk. New York Tribune, On of the states of the union has decided 1 that its legislature shall meet only once In j four years, and that even tnen its proceed ings shall be strictly restrained to ex tremely short sessions. In various parts of th renublla the sentiment against annual nf tha Rnlons of the capltols and against prolonged deliberations and dis cussions when the sages ao assemoie is evj Aenttv ralninv k round. The belief that earlier generations have been legislated for to excess and that mere nas oeen oo mucn talking through weary months in state houses is steadily making headway. Dangers of immigration Koasense. Philadelphia Record. Mr. Sargent, Commissioner of Immi gration, Is becoming tiresome, une coun try was afflicted with him last summer, arid now that his annual report Is in, more warnings are being issued about the dangers of immigration. If immigration were ever a menace to this country It was half a century ago, when our population was small, and we did not know how mucn assimilating we could do. Now our population is vast, and we have demon strated our ability to assimilate immigrants and rapidly make good Americans out of rather unpromising foreign material. In spite of all Mr. Sargent's shouting the coun try will not become alarmed. Canals aa National Highways. Philadelphia Press. Ttio derision of the United States supreme court, Judges Fuller, Harlan, Brewer and Peckham dissenting, puts canals in states under the maritime Jurisdiction of the United States. The decision grew out of repairs to a canal boat on the Erie canal, the owner holding that a law of New York state tn regard to the matter could not apply because the federal government had i,,H,n,.tinn of the canal. The supreme court by a vote of five to four upheld this contention. As the canal Is wnouy in iNew Tnrk nt the federal sovernment has never had anything to do with It, this decision has caused a good deal ol surprise, it win apply to all canals in the country, no mat ter where constructed or by whom owned. Downfall of Morg aottrloi. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. T pierpont Morgan Is attacked from many sides for his peculiar methods In the itmniremcnt of things In some of his trusts. The latest personage to assail him Is the receiver of the United States Ship building company. Morgan, Schwab and others did some queer financing In that combine, and. It Is said, this was one of the things that brought that trust to dis aster. Whatever may have been the real cause or causes for the fall of the com bine. It J certain that It no longer at tracts any attention except as an exam' pie of the sort of promotion which should be avoided. The British and German ship pers are laughing at the talk of Morgan and his friends of two years ago of bow they were to sweep the seas of their rivals Their rtvtls are apparently making money, while there sami to be nobody pour enousa to amy a gned werl law Kurgan's abipntar trw. RELIABLE POLITICAL DRIFT. Late returns show that Mr. Bryan's will power Is doing business at the old stand. Des Moines is crowding St. Louis for the record by Indicting sixteen officials lor crookedness. - The official ballot for Tuesday's election In New York City will be ten columns wide, but It Is not all wool by considerable. Joseph Folk, champion hunter of boodlers, has publicly announced his candidacy for the democratic nolr.itlon for governor of Missouri. Fhiladelphlans express Indignation over the idea of colonizing votes In New York. The scheme Is decidedly raw, and not half as decorous as voting the names of the cemetery population. The latest "roorback" in the Ohio campaign Is that Marcus Aurelius Hanna out-Hobsons Hobson as a kisser of gliis. As Marcus has votes to spare he can afford the gumming exercise. Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago has kindly consented to permit his name to go before the next democratic national con vention. The announcement materially in creases the fall gaieties in Chicago. - The state of Ohio Is entirely out of debt, there is a surplus of $3,000,000 In the state treasury, and state taxes have been cut In two. As a sample of political financier ing the Ohio exhibit takes the bakery. Mayor Holtsman, newly elected in In dianapolis, declares his willingness to turn over his job for a week or so to someone better able to deal with the swarms of office seekers who pursue him. His honor is willing to pay double salary to a sub for the time Indicated. Postal card polls made by the Brooklyn Eagle, the New York Herald and the New York World prove beyond a snadow of a doubt that Mayor Low will be elected by from 15,000 to 36,000 plurality and that George B. McClellan will be elected mayor by a plurality between 8,000 and 80,000. As a .betting proposition these figures are a cinch. Elections will be held in eleven states next Tuesday. Full state tickets are to be voted for in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Mary land, Ohio. Kentucky, Iowa and Missis sippi, while In New York, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Colorado a Justice of the upper courts, tegents of the State uni versity or minor state officers are to be chosen. Municipal officials are to be se lected In Greater New York, San Fran cisco and Salt Lake. Six Hawallans have registered and wish to participate In the New York City election. They are known to favor the fusion cause, and their right to vote was questioned by some Tammany politicians, but Judge Brenner of the republican campaign committee, holds that as they were born In what Is now a territory of the United States, they are natural born citixens, and can vote for local officers If they have resided a year In the state. AGE OF RAILWAY PRESIDENTS. Discussion Started by the Xorthern Pacific's Choice, New York Evening Post. Wall street's attention was attracted to the age of well known railroad presidents by a statement following the announcement of Howard Elliott's election as the execu tive head of the Northern Pacific to the effect that the Northern Pacific had the youngest president of any of the Important systems. This Is not so, however, nor Is Mr. Elliott below the age at which many other railway presidents have taken office. President Elliott of the Northern Pacific Is 43 years of age.' W. H. Baldwin, Jr.. president of the Long Island, Is 40 years old, end has been at the head of that road since lfi. Stuyvesant Fish, who Is now 62, was chosen president of the Illinois Cen tral when he was 36. George J. Gould began his railroad experience in an official position as president of the Little Rock & Fort Smith at 32, and has been at tho head of the Missouri Pacific since 1K93. E. P. Ripley was chosen president of the Atchison In 1896 at 61, while in 189$, at the same age, A. J. Earling was placed at the head of the St. Paul. Charles S. Mellen, who resigned from the Northern Pacific to become president of the New Haven road, started with the western system at 46. As against these relatively youthful starts, one of the . best known railroad presidents in the country, A. J. Cavtutlt of the Pennsylvania, was 60 years of age when he accepted the position. President Newman of the New York Central at 61 was elected president of the Lake Shore, while James J. Hill took charge of the Gieat Northern in 18S9 at 61. Joseph Ram sey, Jr., has been president of tho Wabash for a little over a year, and Is now 63. me nam n tYurrTiuJtG." Esterbrook t tea tsj ,11 sbislit narsatec Its cxcelleace Double ela Specitlly A general Over 150 tic No. 135. easy writing;. favorite. varieties of to suit other styles every Pu,y fpose.. All s tationert have them. Accept no W substitute. 1 1 Tne Estermoo Srm Pen Co. , COis, N.1 Masks tMCKT. Crossing a river TakiiiR out a policy of life assur ance early in life is like crossing a river near its source. The cost of as surance is then lowest, and the width of the river is there narrowest. As a river widens and deepens as it flows toward its outlet, so the cost of assur ance increases the longer it is delayed. If, while in early manhood, at the head of life's river, a man assures his life, he can do so with comparative ease, as the premium is then lower than it ever will be again. The longer he wails, the larger will be the premium he must pay annually. If he should defer the matter until old age, the cost might be prohibitive. A river that must be crossed some time should be crossed at its narrow est point; and when a man knows he will need life assurance some day, he should procure it at the time the cost is lowest. , i The Equitable Life Assurance Society II. D. NEELY, Mgr., Merchants National Bank bldf Omaha. Neb. JAMF.S W. AUEXANOF.R,Prldnt HENRY B. HYDE. Pounder JAMES H. HYDE. Vice-President PASSING OP OLD STAOBHS. - ; Ravages of the Matrimonial F Anton Wifeless Senators. Pittsburg Dispatch. tTarAiv ,av congratulations ceased to pour In tn Senator Piatt and his young bride when the current of public attention Is directed to Senator William Morris Stewart of Nevada, the oldest member In point of service of the upper house of con gress. Senator Rtwart, following In the footsteps of the Illustrious New York sena tors, has at the age of 76 taken t-Jito him self a wife more than thirty years his Junior, and to all appearances Is preparing to continue his notable publics career for many years lonter. The senator has wav ered In his political faiths now and then and has passed througn many siormy periods, but it is gratifying to note that through all he has clung tenaciously to the tender passions which predominate tne ran And An rimfrlns- nubllo will extend best wishes tot the couple, at the same time holding In high regard the courage ot the sturdy Nevadan. tvhdA atntintlrs show that American manhood is yearly deferring the problems of matrimony to a later limn me tniiea Rtatoa aonate is clearly entitled to the present day record In this particular. Sena tor Depew, who is 69, set tne pace, roon to be followed by Senator Piatt at 70, and now comes the gallant old westerner. It Is a sentiment of poesy that "hearts don't change much, after all," and the recent acts of so many notable public men fully sustain the Idea. Xo Trouble In the West. New York Commercial Advertiser. While we In the east are sadly computing our losses in watered stock and looking for a general collapse in business to justify the havoo we have brought upon ourselves the farmers of the west, no longer cumbered with heavy mortgages, are contentedly transacting their flourishing business, ig norant of or indifferent to sufferings which they do not share. The unchecked plans for railway development in the west are significant not only of the present pros perity of the country, but of substantial grounds for assurance that It is based on solid growth and will continue, uninfluenced by the troubles of eastern speculators. We Don't Want to Knock We want your business; therefore don't let these ?35 and f GO suits, that you are in the habit of buying, prejudice you against the ready-to-wear sort that you can find here at !J20 and $22.50. This new Clubman suit that we place before you this fall, ia an exception. Tine style and fine tailoring, and will compete with anything, the merchant tailors can possibly produce from any point of view you may take. They are cut over special patterns, and made more extreme. The coats are big shouldered with semi-shaped waists, col lars narrow and snug, and we pledge the shape holding parts to you. Beautiful fabrics in which subdued plaid and overplaids predominate. Have your money and buy one of thene swell suits of us. f 20.00 will buy a beauty. NO CLOTHING FITB LIKE OUKS. gro Wiring 102 ( II. H. WILCOX, Manager. TUB WEST 7NDEPEMDEHT. Walla and Lamentations ot Wall treet Vail est Deai Ears. Detroit Free Press.' Many fall to understand how it Is possi ble that to many silted mines could have been sold on Wail street, bow such a large proportion ct values cculd have been wiped out, how promoters could have grown fabulously rich without having rested their fortunes upon any solid foundation, how character, confidence and values could be wrecked, without bringing disaster upon the whole country. It la Impressed upon the popular mind that the United States rhlpbuildlng concern. Judged by ordinary conceptions of morality, vas one of the most unblushing frauds ever perpetrated, a conscienceless and vulgar conaiX-acy to rob the unwary and confiding, Yet It was nothing more than modern promotion with the guise of respectability torn off because those Involved could not find enough vic tims to win' the millions anticipated. Many of this class of sharpers are coming to grief and the aggregate of losses has reached proportions that cannot be measured. According to precedents this should have caused a national panic. But conditions have changed as the result of an era of prosperity. Wall' street Is no longer in financial control. It Is not long since the west, especially beyond the Mississippi, was dependent upon the east for ironey and paid the usurer's rate for being taken care of. Now all classes declare that the troubles on Wall street have Knot touched them. : The farmers are depositing money Instead of paying everything they can rake and scrape on mortgages. Thiy have ample crops and are getting good prices for them. It Is straining transportation facilities to take care of the traffic. Manu facturers ure enlarging their plants In an attempt to meet orders. Traveling men say they cannot furnish goods fast enough to meet the calls made upon them. The elevators are full, the caf.le are fat for the butcher end the heavy deposits with the banks meet every loal demand. The west stands proudly upon Its own feet. It operates In actual values and the specu- lative movements of Wall street are en- . tlrely apart from the abiding wealth which It Is building up.