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Tiie Omaha Daily Bee.
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Subscribed in my nresence unri anrn tn efore me this 4th day of October. A. D.. M. B. H UNGATE. rNW for the president's special mes- ge to congress, The blble-in-the-schools issue seems to Lave been quickly dispelled from the local pulpit Another case of too much religion in politics. ' Speculation on the favorite for the cardinal's hat, when a new American 4'ardlnalate shall be created, may con tinue for a little while longer. Omaha has always been pnrtlnl to Methodists and with the permission of the weather man will be pleased to xtend hospitality to the visiting bishops. We fear that transforming tho city salary list into Judgments will not im prove the city's credit. It Is too bad a better scheme to tide over Vt rattened finances should aof have been devised. Omaha wants the grain market and accompanying cereal and flouring mills, march factories, ete and It wnnts them I'fldly enough to go after them In earnest, Now la the time to hammer while the iron is hot- Our amiable popocratic contemporary has suddenly taken to ridiculing and disparaging the Oumhn police depart- ment, and that, too. Just when one of Its own favorite polite captain Is in charge as acting chief. Ingratitude. Prophet Dowie gives up the redemp tion of New York as n bad Job, but promises to try again in two ygars with a host of 10,000-followers. In the In terval the wickedness of Chicago will be enough to demand all of his atten tion, - J' . It has been a long trine now sluce we Jaeartl any riutte river power canul talk. A resurrection of the project, however, may be expected at any inomeut when the newa may be sprung thnt it has been successfully finance, for the 'ateenth time. As a tall to the democratic dog the people's independent party has certainly been a travesty on Independence. The strange part about.it is thnt some of the so-called independent: lenders pre tend to be only, now discovering . how little independence they have had. People Interested In slilctrucklug Jouu Mitchell from hU position of leadership with organized labor are busy finding tine places in the political or Industrial field to which to promote him. It must Ix; remembered, however, that to' carry out these various ben?llccut objects re . quires Mr. Mitchell's conspnt. It Is right plain now from a iktuhaI of its edltorlul page that the sporting editor of the World Herald was not-in on the gate receipts 4!f the recent fake boxing tourney which it holds v.p as such a horrible " example, or. (-Kt his influence is sadly waning. Thnt papt-r I ulsta on defending Its exclusive; right ta do all the faking iu Ouml.u. That whitewashing report of the plumbing steal at the county hospital i :.iy satisfy the memlters of tho county board Mho are in the ring, but it will not satisfy the taxpayers who pay the bills. A good plumlier is sadly needed t tear out the political plpo lines that ire being operated In the county court l.'iuso to tap the county treasury. The dignity of a "surgical operation" J conferred uowaduys ou a grent many commonplace exploits which formerly went by some other name or were not c i en thought sufficiently Important to have a special namr at nil. It now takes a surgical operation to remove au Ingrowing finger nail or cut off a trouble Fume eyelash. That is the explanation v hy surgery has becouie au exact sclcnca. tl( th ticb nttswtncr. The Washlnjrton correspondent of the Brooklyn Kagle saye there are signs thnt tlie republican leaders have picked Myron T. llerrick. govarnor-elect of Ohio, to be President Roosevelt's run ning mate next year. The correspond ent quote a western man, paid to be on Intimate terms with Mr. Hanna. as expressing the opinion thnt the Ohio senator, who Is known to be an Inti mate friend of Mr. Herrlek and to hnve brought about his .noniiiiutlon and elec tion, will urw the nomination of that Kentlemnn for the vice presidency and he thinks thnt In thnt event Mr. Her rlek will hnve an exceedingly good chnnce of being the nominee. Undoubtedly If Senntor Ilnnna desires thnt Mr. Herrlek shall ,be the candidate for vice president he will he able to exert a very strong Influence In hi be hulf In the republican national conven tion and the attestation of Herrkk's popularity In Ohio Is certainly very much In his favor. There Is no doubt as to his sterling republicanism and he has been very successful as a business man, without having any connection, so far as known, with any trust or other combination. But it might fairly be ob jected to Ohio's governor-elect that be ing comparatively new to politics and consequently not baring given any marked service to his party, he is hardly entitled to so distinguished a position as that of vice president of the United States, There are precedents, unquestionably, that would justify his nomination, but the present - feelinff among republicans generally is thnt the candidate for vice president next year should be a man very well known to the country and who has performed such service to the party as to give him a strong claim to so high an honor ns the vice presidential nomination. It enn hardly be said In behnlf of Mr. Her- rick that he answers this requirement. He was almost unknown politically be fore he became the republican candidate for governor of Ohio and his services to the party had been entirely local. There is another Important considera tion which should have weight with the national convention. This is the selec tion of a vice presidential candidate from the west, in which Ohio is not properly Included. That state is no longer western, as the geographical di visions are now designated, but is In the central group of commonwealths and its Interests are Identified more with the eastern than the western states. As the candidate for president next year will be from east of the Alleghenles his running mate should be a representative of the great region west of the Mississippi. Every consid eration of fairness and of sound polit ical policy dictates this. The grent west contributes enormously to the wealth and prosperity of the nation. Its peo ple are enterprising, progressive and patriotic. Among ft citizens are men capable of filling the highest office in the gift of the" American people. This section is entitled to the candidate for vice president and every western dele gate to the republican national conven tion of 1!)04 should Insist upon the selec tion of n candidate from the west for that position. COLOMBIA'S PtlOTlST. The fact that the government of Colombia has made a protest against the action of the United States In giv ing recognition to the provisional gov ernment in Panama Is what was to hnve beeni expected. But it is not a matter of very serious importance and for the obvious reason thnt Colombia had actually abandoned the isthmus to the insurrectionists and left them in complete control of the . sltuutlon, so that, as has already been pointed out, our government had either to relinquish its treaty obligations la the isthmus, width requires that transit shall be kept open and free, and also that it shall protect the commercial Interests of otiier nations, or enter into relations with the provisional government. It ought to Ik evident to auyoue who gives the matter intelligent considera tion tuat the United States could not have taken a different course from what it has without to all Intents and pur poses surrendering the authority and the duty prescribed in the. treaty of lMt! with New Grenada now Colombia and thus placed ltFplf absolutely at the mercy of the Colombian government. Suppose our government had declined to take any notleo-of the action of the people of Panama and had allowed the Colombian troops" to take possession of the Panama railroad for the Invasion of the Isthmus. Is It not perfectly ap parent that the effect of this would have Ihh'U to close the railroad line. to regular tnuHc mil thus 'defeat the . requirement of the treaty between the United States nml Colombia? If Colombia , was con ceded the rl.;ht to use the railroad' for military purposes the same privilege would have to be conceded 1o the revolu tionists, Thus tho obligation of this country to maintain free and unimpeded comniere-.. across the isthmus of Panama would In effect have been abandoned and the United States would In effect have surrendered Its authority and Its rljrhts under the treaty of JS4. That It was the plain and Imperative duty of our government to maintain Its authority over the. Isthmus, as clearly prescribed by the treaty, seenis to u to l unquestionable. A good denl of stress Is being laid upon the assumption that the rev h.tlon in Panama was prompted by Americans and that our government was not unaware of what was takln? place. There is not the least evidence In support of this. It is pure conjecture. But if all that is said in this regutxl 1 n fact It Is none the lesa the duty of the United States to require that In the in terest of the world's commerce neither the government of Colombia nor tjie peo ple of Panama shall be permitt- d to In terfere with or obstruct the free transit of the Isthmus. So far as the protest of Colombia Is concerned it jvill undoubtedly receive ran omaiia daily heei tuerdat, November 10, 1903. respectful attention, but It la hardly pos sible that there will be any change from the position which our government has taken and which it will undoubtedly be able to Justify before the world. DKMOCKACr'a'HUPE. Nebraska has gone republican now for four successive years and that Nebraska Is under Donna I conditions ana in a re publican state Is reluctantly recognized by the opposition spokesman. Nebraska was lost to republicanism by a comblna tlon of corruption and calamity and democracy's hope for' reinstatement rests on the restoration of the old con ditions. Sonic of the democratic leaders are content to bury tlieir secret hopes in their own breasts, but not so with Edgar Howard, the doughty quill-driver of the Columbus Telegram, who speaks right out In meeting without mincing words. "Nebraska will remain a republican state," declares Judge Howard, "ns long ns crop prices remain fair. After awhile Nebraska farmers will have to sell corn for less money than they get for it now. Hog prices will be lower. Interest rates will be higher. The farmer does not pay much attention to the way the rail roads are robbing htm now. He Is get ting fair prices for his grain and live stock, land values are still soaring and he Is still doing fairly well, even after paying such enormous tribute to the rail roads. All this will change after a little while. The farm cannot always stand the drain of tribute now being levied. Then the shoe will be on the' other foot, and then it will be tight, and then it will pinch, and the farmer, like the prodigal son, will 'come to himself.' " This is, indeed, a hopeful prospect. When calamity stalks through the state and crop failure stagnates Industry democracy will claim its reward as a i true prophet. When farmers have to mortgage their lands, sell their live stock for anything it will bring, pay whatever Interest the money lender may demand, then the star of democracy in Nebraska will be bright. When the railroads shall have all gone Into the hnnds of receivers ' and the wheels of the mills and factories censed to hum. when the wage-worker Is again reduced to enforced idleness, then de mocracy in Nebraska will feel at home and look for an endorsement for the consummation of its wishes. Instead of directing its efforts toward Improving conditions and maintaining the plentiful prosperity now at hand, tho democratic program will be to produce calamity, by which it expects to prosper. Democracy's hope in . Nebraska is surely inviting. The picture drawn bv Judge Howard deserves to be framed and hung before every democratic con vention. With such inspiration the democratic party in this state cannot fail to attract all the slothful who hone to fatten on other people's misfortunes. The champions of the ; Denver con ference pronunclamento declnred that If the' Nebraska populists in state conven tion did not endorse their program the populist ticket; in this state would be foredoomed to defeat. The conven tion refused to take this advice and the predicted defeat ensued. It does not follow, however, that had the work of the Denver conference been ratified fusion victory would have been achieved. It will be In order now to hold another populist conference to take an inventory of the remnants.' ft should be noted thut In the recent election Judge Donne, the veteran demo cratic war horse, polled nearly 2,500 votes as candidate for Judge of the dis trict court, and that, too, with his own party organ opposed to him. . It Is safe to say , that nine-tenths of these votes came from democrats who do not take the democratic editor's advice. In the session of congress just preced ing the presidential election the opposi tion minority usually finds Itself de voting its time and talents exclusively to a manufacture of politicul cupital against the administration by magnify ing and distorting the official record. The present session promises to be no exception to the rule. Insurance agents always tell us that the taxes Imposed on their concerns are pakl by the policy holders.' The ques tion Is, then, If the Insurance people are successful in their effort to tnock out the Insurance clause of the uew revenue law. wIM they have the kindness to re duce the rates exacted of those who buy the risks? Colonel Bryan's daughter Is said to have been spurred up to the task of tvrltlng a lKok which she projwses to inflict tiiM)ti the public. It Is to be feared her book will produce neither the story nor the royalty which dis-tln-,'u!hod . her father's ' First Battle" as a siuwKsful literary venture. i Discrimination iu Graft. Chicago Itcord-Herald. Nevertheless and notwithstanding It is entirely sr.fe to prodlct that, no Ship building trust millionaires will go to keep Sam Parks company In the penitentiary. What's la a Namef Minneapolis Journal. The name of the judge who decided ad versely to Mr. Bryan's claim to a share In the Bennett estate Is Cleveland, whlc-h probably does not make the judgment any mure acceptable. Playlns Iu Urril Lack. Baltimore American. I In regard to the Panama rebellion and the establishment of the little republic's independence, either th United States played In great luck or somebody's fine Italian hand was pretty busy la the matter. Dk.ort-l.lvrd Wrath. ' Boston Transcript. , One highly interesting fact lurks behind the half-million mass of figures in the re turns from Pennsylvania. The republican candidate for treasurer got 513, 7G2 . voles, the republican candidate for auditor got 0.441. The difference means that the lat ter caudidate voted fur the press-aiuzsle bill In the legislature. Thirteea thousand votes out of half a million represents the amount of feeling the aggregate protest of Pennsylvania against a measure which the entire press denounced to the last limit of excited Invective. Supine Pennsylvania! What Ohio's .Veratrt Mesas. Chicago Chronicle (dem.). The verdict passed upon Tom Johnson was a democratic verdict so far as Its spectacular features go, and It covers the raw of WC'.lam 3. Pryan as effectually as It docs thnt of the man whom he had se lected for his political heir. Sot Mnrat to Bra Abnat, Philadelphia Record (dem.). That McClellan carried New York City is a very Insignificant reason for mention ing his name In connection with the next presidential election. If he had carried New York state it would have meant something. but any democrat ought to be capable of carrying the city. Manifest Destiny. Philadelphia Press. Canada Is a trine piqued at us just now, It is true, but events are forcing home upon It the truth that Its manifest destiny, by which Its happiness and prosperity also are meant, Is to become a part of this big country, toward which successes seem so naturally to gravitate. WHY HANNA IS CHESTY. JotaBsonlsm a ad Brranlsm Barled Deep la Ohio. Philadelphia Press. The most pronounced and telling result of Tuesday's elections was the sweeping republican victory in Ohio.' It breaks the record In that somewhat emotional state. Mr. Ilanna has the largest majority ever given for a senator in Ohio,-and Mr. Her rick the largest majority ever given for governor, except possibly for John Brough against the odious Vallandlgham In war times. It is largely the personal triumph of Mr. Hanna, and It makes him more of a power than ever. He was the direct and Imme diate Issue in Ohio. His antagonists aimed their .whole attack at him. Tom Johnson, though nominally a candidate for gov ernor, openly Said that he was making no fight on the governorship, but exerting all his strength to defeat Mr. Hanna. The re publican leader was assailed In every way and from every standpoint. Mr. Hanna, on his part, accepted the personal Issue and met It In the boldest fashion without flinch ing at any point. He went all over the state and smote his adversaries hip and thigh. His direct, pungent, meaty speeches, which struck straight from the shoulder, aroused enthusiastic support and carried the people everywhere. The people like a positive, earnest, up-and-down leader, and they had such a leader in Mr. Hanna. As a result, Mr. Hanna returns to the senate armed with new strength and influ ence. Senator Frye, who Is among the keenest-' and most experienced of observ ers, expressed the, opinion some weeks ago that Mr. Hanna Is the most useful and powerful man In public life. That opinion will be confirmed and emphasised now. The Ohio battle was his battle. It Is the great est triumph of the year. He stands with the potential state behind' him, and backed by broad sentiment to which It gave the most emphatic expression. The spirit of McKinleylsm asserted- Itself and it Is a force to be reckoned with. HOW L1TTAI Kit SAVES HIMSELF. Close Call of m Coavressmaa Inter ested In (ioreruneat Contracts. Harper Weekly. Congressman IJttfla-r will not bt prose cuted by the War. department under the statute . which prohlbys members of con Kress from making, or sharing in, contracts with the goverhmprfV The secretary of war having asked the attorney general whether the government should take action on one of the glove contracts In which Mr. IJttauer seemed to be implicated, theat tomry general has replied, that because the statute orders prosecution for money "ad vanced." and the contract in question has been fully executed, the goods delivered and all payments flnlBlied, the government may not hope to sue, successfully for money paid on It. That Is to say. It Is too late to take action. So as to prosecuting Mr. Llttauer for mlpdemeancr In violating the statute and collecting a fine of J3.00 from him, the attorney general says It is too late for that also, "since the statutory period of limitation within which such a prosecu tion would be brought elapsed more than a year ago. 7 his decision relieves Mr. Llttauer of the danger of government proMecutlon, but leaves untouched the ques tion whether or not he violated the law. It may be said for him that so far as has appeared the government has lost nothing by the contracts with which he was sus pected of being concerned. The gloves mado In his factory were good, so far aa appears, and the price not excessive. But Mr. Llttauer can hardly exult In the posi tion In which the attorney general leaves him. In an open air sermon that the presi dent preached in Washington on Sunday, October 5, he called earnestly for honesty "not only the honesty that keeps Its skirts technically clear, but the honesty that la such according to the spirit as well aa the letter of the law." Doubtless a man may violate a statute and still be an honest man, but in so far as Mr. Llttauer's hon esty was affected by the charge that he vlnlnted section 3T3 of the Revised Statutes Its skirts are aa yet not even technically Clear. ' k ' ' PEnSOXAI. HOTE8, Senators Hanna and Quay have again demonstrated ' the advantage of always standing pat on a good hand.' D. M. Parry of the National Manufac turers' association says the republic Is in danger. . Parry has long needed a cooling draught. Sixteen million pupils In the common schools is a record to which Uncle Sam in vites the attention of the other nations of the earth. The czur of Russia Is the largest Individ ual landowner In the world. The area of his possessions Is greater than that of the rtpu'nllc of France. A Chicago woman waited two years for the effect of a stolen kits to wear off. Shu waited in vain, and then entered suit for damages. With ordinary diligence she should have discovered the financial rating of the kisser before this. Mrs. Nellie Grant Bart oris, Oeneral Ulysses S. Grant's only daughter, has es tablished herself in St. Louis for the win ter. Her daughter, Miss Rosemary, and her son, Captain Algernon Sartoris, will spend the winter with her. Ex-Congressman K. B. Taylor of Warren, O, who succeeded Jamta A. Garfield ca representative of the old Nineteenth dis trict in congress on the advance of the latter to the presidency, has juat completed the fifty-eighth year of his practice of the law. Harvard students say that the cheeriest chap among them Is Arthur E. Small, a cripplo who moves on crutches. His father, a Boston furniture dealer, has fitted his son's room in Thayer hail with everything that a student could wish. Among the young man's poaaeaslons is a low buck board auto, with which he makes long and tremendously sseedy trips about the country. Small leads the happiest kind of life and Is regarded as a living sermon by his fellow students, who universally love and respect him for his sunny disposition and affectionate waya D0ISC9 IS THE ARMY. Eveate f laterest Oleaaed free the Arses- mm Kavy Realater. The War department has received aA Ir. terestlng endorsement on some official pa pers from General John C. Bates, United States Army, commanding general of the Department of the. Lakes. Borne weeks ago a major filed charges of misconduct, Including the incident of Intoxication against an officer senior In rank. The ac cused officer Is one who has a most distin guished service and ls regarded as a man of exemplary personal character. The charges, there's re, attracted much atten tion, and If t.-y had culminated , In court-martial would have excited much sympathy for the accused. General Butea made an Investigation, as he was obliged to do under the clrbumstances, and he re ported that the accused officer had, for the first time In his life, been under the In fiuence of liquor: that although guilty of that convivial Indiscretion he had commit ted no act of which he need be ashamed and that his conduct In the state of In eonety was quite as circumspect as his bearing In hta usual condition. Oeneral Bates wound hp his endorsement with the ststement that If It were not for the ef feet upon the personal record of the senior omcer who stood accused thus unjustly he would recommend for trial by court-mar tial the accuser. The Incident has. there fore, gone on the archives of the govern ment to the harm of no one, unless It be the officer who found fault with his senior thus unnecessarily and prematurely. The Army bead engaged on the revision Of the Infantry drill reanilAtlnns h adopted tentatively some changes In the commands of firing. These changes will re quire amendment of the commends for skirmish fire In the new edition of the firing regulations now In course of preparation. It is necessary, of course, to have the pro visions of both books Identical. It Is ex pected thnt the manual of the new arm will be Issued from the Army ordnance of fice In a few days, when Its nrnvlslnns ran be Incorporated In the text of the new firing regulations. No change In army uniforms mnde tn a long time has been more generally In dorsed than that which marks the return to the white stripe nml white chevron of Infantry. The sentiment of Infantry offi cers In this respect was pretty well known in Washington where some statistics hnve been In the possession of the general staff for several months. The percentage of officers In favor of the return to the white sirlpe and chevron was so high as to be regarded as practically unanimous. This .... ui unanimity excites wonder over the original abandonment of the white nH the adoption of the characterless light blue. Of course that shade of blue Is retained for the trimmings, and It Is no violence to the artistic sensibility to find the color on the shoulder and on the collar or even In the lining of the cape. The offense was noth- ng less than shocking, however, when the washed-out blue found itself alongside of. ana in striking contrast to. the darker, but still .light, blue of the trousers. It Is hoped now that the matter Is settled for all time and that the white has been restored to the Infantry as its nermnnent shade. i r The general staff of the armv Is consider. Ing which of the Infantry regiments shall be sent to the Philippines in 1904. Tt hp. been decided not to send to the Islands any of the colored regiments and probably but one regiment of Infantry will go abroad next year. In the natural order of events the choice would be between those regi ments which; were the earliest to return to the United States from the Philippines In 1002 If this Incident controls tn the matter the choice seems to be between the Third and Twelfth regiments of infantry, both of, which tame back from the Islands In April of lust year. There are. however, ten other regiments which returned In the course of the next few months. and there may be reason why one of these should be ",rtl msieaa or tne Third or Twelfth regiments. The general staff of the nrmy Is , still considering the reports received from army Inspectors who visited the colleges and uni versities in all parts of the country where are on duty army officers as Instructors o tactics. Home of these colleges were found to have failed to come up to the require ments of the government, and In such In stances it has been the custom of the gen eral ataff to refer the criticisms to the college authorities most directly concern) The particular ground of compjalnt has been that the colleges have not given the required amount of time to military work. In those Instances where attention has been called to the deficiency, the excuse nas been made that the schedule of work for the season was prepared before the college authorities had knowledge of the requirements of the War department, but these universities have promised to make amends at the next scho6l year. These reports hereafter will go to a board which has charge of the Army War college, and a system of Inspection will be adopted tending to keep the educational Institutions up to the departmental standard. MOMMEVTS FOR III MORISTS. Propoaltloa the Bmlllag; I'ablle De clines to Take Serloasly. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. St. Louie has been invited to contribute toward a monument for Bill Nye. Humor ists are rising In the world, when national monuments are reared In their memory. Heretofore It has been considered that they have been sufficiently requited when we have laughed at their jokes. ,Arteinus Ward, the first pt the American humorists. Is not commemorated by a shaft raised by popular contributions. Most of our other funny men have resolutely refused to die. Humor appears to conduce longevity . as much as its consequence laughter, which la credited with bringing length of days. Though, probably, the saddest of men aro the humorists. It must be no light responsibility, not to say task, to feel that it Is compulsory to fetch a laugh. It might become hateful It certainly does often be come lugubrious; and who recalls the face of a true humorist which did not appear to reflect pain rather than felicity? Is the sad face the handiwork of the mind thronged with comlcalltlea, or does it fore shadow them from the first? Are humor ists happy? If they should ever answer this question and say no, we should regard It as another joke. No one has sympathy for a humorist. His aches and Illnesses must even furnish muterta! for mirth. Mark Twain coined his dyspepsia into a funny atory. If the humorist tries to be serious and Is persistent in it, people grow angry with Mm. Toung writer who start out to be humorists must abide by their Dr. Lyon'i s PERFECT - Tooth Povclor Ued by people of refinement tor over a quarter of a century PR a PARED BY - 'aacC CS. Vs. &tryu TVEOU) Absolutely Puro WERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE choice If once accepted in their chosen role by the public. Tou may change every busi ness but that; a lawyer may become a banker, a general a railroad president, a merchant a statesman, but establish your self as a humorist and you are marked for life. Never was consistency such a lewel s in the jokemaker. Bob Burdette's Bap- tlst congregation in California can not b restrained from laughing at his sermons. and a roar of merriment has greeted George w. Feck s remarks on the weather. Let the humorist's work deteriorate, either by his own intention or because he can't help still he will not be released from his hsrd lot. Public opinion requires him to serve out a life sentence. If anybody deserves a monument, It Is the wretched. overworked, overjoked humorist. His Is a lofty courage." for he always runs the risk being laughed at Instead of laughed with. TALK OF THE STATE PRESS. Pender Republic: When all have had an opportunity to explain "how It happened." the election Incident wilt be considered closed. Ponca Journal: Republican victories are now every day occurrences In Nebraska, so It la beginning to seem a misnomer to call It Bryan's state. Ord Quls: What will the leaders of the defunct populist party do now? The last kick In the death agony of the party In this vicinity and In the state was to tumble themselves out of the democratic bed so that they will not likely want to crawl back Into that place for warmth. There seems to be only one sensible thing to do and that la to rap loud and long at the republican back door for admission on pro bation. If they behave themselves they will find a welcome and might even in time become aseful and honored members of the party of progress. . Ashland Oasette: Surely and steadily the republicans are recovering . all of the ground lost by the organisation of the fusion movement. We hold our own and make a gain of two places In the court house at Wahoo, those of coroner and surveyor. We also take the new office of county assessor. We also make a sub stantial tain In the Fifth judicial district. retiring Sornberger, populist, and electing Evans, republican, in his place. It Is only a question of a little time when there will be no opposition to render repub Mean victories even doubtful. Tekamah Herald: W. O. Sears for dis trict Judge proved himself a sure winner by receiving 631 majority In his home county, 262 majority In Washington county and 815 In Douglas county, making 1.498 majority in the district over Dickin son, the high man on the democratic ticket. Sarpy county's complete returns are not yet In, which when received may change the total figures a' little, but his election Is assured by over 1.200 majority. All of the other republican candidates for judges In this district were elected by larger ma Jorltiea than Sears. So it Is a clean sweep. Norfolk Press: Young men .who closely watched the political struggle which ended on Tuesday ought not to find much In ducement in it for the young man to enter politics. It Is safe to say that there was not a candidate In the field who did not feel that he had to some extent lowered the standard of his manhood by being forced to appeal for votes from his fel low cltisena. Tha majority of them, doubt less, did not want to do It, but the fact that it has become a oustom forced all to get outjand solicit votes whether they wanted to or not. The oustom Is bad and demoralising on both voter and offloe holder and If not abandoned will work to prevent the best men from runnlna for office. Good Platform to Stand On. St. Louis O lobe-Democrat. The Republic of Panama begin, the world ' with a rio.i.-. ....II,.... t vLtnn vuilllliniuv and a purpose to support the Monroe doc trine, which Is a sound, progressive Amer. lean platform. EXTREMES A1EET For cold weather, the long Swagger Overcoat Is the garment par-excellence. With plain or belted back, of Meltons, Kersej . Beavers and Cheviots, In Oxfords, Blacks and Fancy Scotch Mixtures. Don't miss the chance of selecting from the very finest assortment of Overcoats that we have ever made up. $12.00 to $35.00 a I It. 8. WILCOX, Mancger. BEUODLS LAVOBriTO REMAIUC9. A happy-go-lucky Nebraska editor Is the original of 'Sunny Jim." Listen to him: No wife to fear, no money In the bank, No tea to buy, no yelling kid to spank. A free lunch counter always ready at my hand Say, ain't I dwelling In tha promised land? "Are you satisfied with the way the elec tion went In your part of the oountryT" "Of course 1 am," answered Senator Sorghum. "If I weren't going to be sat isfied I wouldn't have had It go that way." Washington Star. Man Oh, yes; she refused me and gave me no reasons whatever. Maid Isn't she a saint! Judge. Dora Are you weather-wise? -Cora-Yes, I know if I . put on my old clothes and go downtown on a rainy dav the sun will come out. Detroit Free Press. Merrltt Toung Mrs. Olerox calls that tot tering old hupbiind of hers her "angel." Isn't that ridiculous? . . Oesi.lt Not at all. He has the money; she used to be in the theatrical line, you know. Philadelphia Press. 'tKatle," said Archie, "do you thjnk you love me well enough to marry me?" ,. ao not," she promptly answered. In that case," rejoined Archie, with equal promptness, "I shall not ask you to. No young woman ought to marry a man unless she Is sure she loves him. Don't you think Howells' latest story la one of tn w't he has ever written?" Chicago Tribune. "Vou say dat; Ulstah Rasberry Jlnklns Is done reformed an' Jlne de church ?'.' "Yssslndeed." "Owlne to gib up ail his had wsvs?" Taa. Tou see he's done got de dyspepsln so bad dat he can't eat chicken, nohow," Washington Star. ' sBssaasBBBBSBasKeaaaBSKeasasasassjsBaasateastaBBaas.. & THE DKKFl L, CO I XTBV. x John Boyle O'Reilly.' ' There once win a time when, as old song prove It, The earth was not round, but an endless plain; . ... The sea was as wlda as the heavens above Just millions of miles, and begin-again And that was the time, aye, and mores the pity r . . . " DlayBh0l'Id nd!helJ Vi&W?I4 could When singers told tales of a crystal dty In a wonderful country far away I , But the schools must come, with their scales and measures, To limit the visions and weigh tha spells; They scoffed at the dreams and the rain bow treasures, - -And circled the world with their parallels' They charted the vales and the sunny meadows, Where a poet might ride for a year and a day: . . They sounded the depths and they pierced the shadows, Of that wonderful country (ar away. For fancies they gave us theli- microscopic For knowledge, a rubble of fact and doubt; -Wing-broken and caged, like a bird from the tropics, Romance at the wandering stars looked out. ... Cold Reason, they said, is the earthly Eden. Go, study Its springs, and Its ores assay; But fairer the flowers and fields forbidden Of that wonderful country far away. They questioned the slumbering baby's laughter. And cautioned Its elders to dream by rule: All mysteries past and to come hereafter Were settled and solved In their common school. , But sweeter the streams and tha wild birds ' singing, . The friendships and loves that war true alwav: The gladness unseen, like a far bell ringing. . in him nuiiumiui uuuniry xar away. Nay, n In tbelr reason our dear Illusion, Bui ljr than truths that are measured and welshed O land of the spirit! where ho Intrusion from nooamen or doubters shall aye be made! . There atlll breaks the murmuring sea to greet us On shadowy valley and peaceful bav:- And souls that were truest still waft tn meet us In that wonderful country far away! Headache Cured and prTent4 bj Dr. Miles' Anti-Fa In j ! 'L. v"-'.. - '".'V ""e'-"0 w vyimivm. laxative. Never sold In bulk. Bend for free book on the cure of headache. 21 doses U cents. Sold and guaranteed by all drua MILES MEDICAL CO., JDkhart. Znd. (O