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THE OMAHA' DAILY REE: TUESDAY, AUGUST SO, -1904.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee. E. ROSEWATER, EDITOR. ' PUBLISHED EVERT MORNING. ' ' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. tx(ty Be (without Sunday), on Tear pWly Bee and Sunday, On Tear Iliustrnted Be. Uno Year Sunday Bee On Year Saturday Bee. Om Year ...... Twentieth Ontury Farmer. Ona Tear liEMVERED BY CARRIER. .MM . 6 ou . t oo . I 00 . IU . 1.00 bMljr Be (without Sunday), per copy... to 1 ally Bee (Incliidlnf Sunday), per wek..le Hunts? H, pr copy .-jo Ktenlng Bee (without Bundny), per week 7o Evening Be (Including. Bunday), per wk i:r1J Complaint of Irregularities In delivery Iheuid b addretaed to City Circulation epartmcnt. ' orncis. Omaha Tha Bee Building. South Omaha City Hall Building, Twn-ty-Afth and M Street. Council Bhiffa 19 Pearl Street. Chlongo 1S40 Unity Building. New York 232 Park Row Building. Washington fml Fourteenth Street. , CORRESPONDENCE. .' Communication relating to newa and edi torial matter ahould be addi'essedi Oman Bc, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. 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' Net total sale UlT.ouT Dally average au.caa QEOROK B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed in my presence ahd aworn to before ma tiua 1st day of August. A. D. 101 .loaaO M. B. H UNGATE, Notary Public If Konropatkln la to be the McClel- lati of ltussla it Is a 1 motet time for the Qra&t to arrive. '. ' , The homo coming of public school tcfichrrs will infuse new llfs into the Juvenile rifle range. The) business situation Is not affected half as much by the presidential cam paign as It is by labor troubles. Omnha can thank Barney Old field for waiting till he reached St. Louis before bringing off fatal accidents while break ing automobile records. ' ' David Bennett Hill insists he is to re tire from politics. This is self-evident if democrats nre to hold him responsible for the Tarker campaign. ' , Republicans of this district should nominate la candidate for congress who can command the united support of the patty. ' In this lies success. 1 , " L ' '"V ' ',..( . 4. good many people believe that if Will Gurley r is nominated., the , Second district will have two congressmen John Si. Baldwin and Tom Blackburn. , The New York newspaper which con fused' "Farmer" Wade of Missouri, a republican and Judge Wade, of Iowa, a democrat; wllj have , to make two apolo gies." ' 5 ' Douglas county democrats made their legislative nominations about six weeks ago, but today no one can tell who is fanning on the democratic legislative ticket It was in the eternal fitness of things that the mun who defeated Jerry Simp son for tho democratic nomination for delegate from Now Mexico should be named Money. ' ' . Democrats who- bave declared the tariff to' bo an issue in the present cam paign would make a more energe'tlc fight were they not . afraid the people' might take them nt' their word. , , Mny people would like to know what bus become of that paving plant and a good many other people would like to know what has become of the ordinance f.r.n municipal electric lighting plant not her American school has been burned at Kresoum, Turkey. If this thing continues the American minister will find one of the principal items for which ,1m is contending gone up In moke. ; The Denver election fraud cases have for various reasons, been stricken from the docket of the courts, and still there are people who wonder why the ordtiinry cltiseus of that state do not bate, greater respect for tho law. n ; .. . i . . . ."Hli Secretary Taft, Senator Fair banks and other high dignitaries orating In Vermont, where there can be no ques tloi ot tjic result oue must wonder at the s. probable extent of the oratory in preparation for states which may bs considered doubtful. v Milwaukee would reseut any attempt on tha part of an Omaha school super l&teudeut to interfere with its local poll tics ,and Omaha should resent the at tempt .of the superintendent of the Mil waukee schools to manipulate primary elections in Omaha. Csrrtiany is the only country in a po sition to rejoice with either aide in the present war. If Russia wins it will feel plegaed over the good fortune of its neighbor and if Japan wins it will be a dcniQUMtrntlou of he wisdom of the Gor men military system. ' v Like the rasor-backed railroad pig that scoots from under the cars while thry are In motion, the Water board mariner dodges every pertinent question put to htu) and keeps throwing dust lu the eyea of the public, who, bowever, are rapidly geltlug pa to him. THE WAH IS THS ORIEST- The latest stage of the War is marked by three things, naval inactivity, . the practlcnt abandmment of assaults on Tort Arthur in favor of regular siege operations, and the commencement of the long looked for engagement near Lino Yang. The naval warfare is over for the present for obvious reasons. Russia has no fighting fleet In eastern waters, and It is suspected that the rest is welcome to Jspan so that much needed repairs may be executed. The navy has had no rest for repairs since the war began. The operations at Tort Arthur have changed in character. The advantages won by Japan at Tort Arthur have been gained mainly by artillery work, and the terrible sacrifices of life in the assaults have been all but fruitless. The ground gained has In no wise compensated for the losses in men. The Russians have been pounded, the town practically de stroyed, they are without hope of relief, and both ammunition and provisions are reported as being low. It is therefore reasonable to expect that ordinary siege operations may accomplish the end de sired by Japan, with little loss of life until the final charge. That long looked for general engage ment at Liao Yang appears to have be gun. Japanese forces have been quietly enveloping Kouropatkln on the east. south and west. Kouropatkln has shown himself a master of the game of patience. He has kept the enemy on the move, luflicted a good deal of dam age on Kurokl's force, avoided any great battle, and all in the hope that rein forcements and fresh supplies might come in time to make the struggle more equal. He has been nursing his array until such time as It seemed good to strike. Kouropntkln's iwllcy has been almost Identical with that , of Admiral Togo, at sen, and he deserves great credit for his "masterly Inactivity" that seems to have been really part ofa well planned game. The Japanese have now grasped the necessity of striking one quick, decisive blow before Russian re inforcements turn the scale, and In spite of the fHCt that the enveloping move ment is Incomplete on the west, ' the Japs have begun an attack all along the line. The position of the Russians is quite favorable. They have bad time to build formidable defensive works and arrange for all details of the Inevitable conflict. Moreover, the advantage al ways Hps with the defenders, and they have Kouropatkln himself as their guld lng hand. It remains to be seen yet whether the skill, dnrlng and science of the Japanese can defeat the Russian endurance and patience, or if the Japanese will simply wear themselves out. It Is to be noted that Kouropatkln must win this great battle or retreat rapidly to the nortb ward to Harbin and In that event all the immense mass of stores and supplies at Lino Yang will fall into the hands of the Japanese. Whichever way It re sults, and the numerical odds are with Japan, there can be no doubt that It will bring much nearer the end of the war. ' A BASELESS CHARGE. The democrats quote from speeches of President Roosevelt, in which he extols manliness In a people, as evidence that he is in favor of a policy of militarism and adventure. ' The charge that the president is a man of warlike disposi tion und tendencies is utterly baseless. In a message to the fifty-seventh con gress he said: "Probably no other great nation in the world is so anxious for peace as we are. There is not a single civilized power which has anything whatever to fear from aggressiveness on our part. .All we want is peace and toward this end" we wish to be able to secure the same respect tor our 'rights from others which we ae eager and anxious to extend to their rights in re turn, to insure fair treatment to us com mercially and to guarantee the safety of the American people." In the mes sage to the second session of the same congress the president said that wher ever possible arbitration or some similar method should be employed In lieu of war to settle difficulties between civil ised nations. Secretary Taft, in a speech at Mont peller. Vt, last week, referring to the democratic attack upon Mr. Roosevelt, said that no man ever sat in the presi dential chair more anxious to avoid war or conflict with foreign nations than is the president. "His impulsiveness of manner." said the secretary of war, "and his- quickness of thought and speech coexist with a real conservatism of action that makes it as certain as it wus under Mr. McKInley that, no policy will be,followed needlessly exposing the Interests of the country to the peril of war." , Secretary Hay, who has had bet ter opportunities than any other mem ber of the cabinet to learn the disposi tion of Mr. Roosevelt in regard to our foreign relations, has borne testimony io the care and caution and conserv atism with which the president consid ers every question arising and bis solici tude at all times for an amlcabla settle ment of disputes. , " f ; In 'the nearly three years since Theo dore Roosevelt became president there has not been a single manifestation on his part to ' warrant the democratic charge that he favors a policy of mili tarism. He has shown a firm purpose to protect American rights and Interests and for this he should be commended by all cltlaens who deslr that tha coun try shall be respected. Who will find fault with the ordering of warships t Tangier to secure the release of a American cltlsen ' captured by bandits and held for ransom, or the sending of a squadron into Turkish waters to con vince the sultan that the Uulted States was In earnest in the Just demands it had made and proposed to bold the Turkish government to the promise It hsd given? Would any democrat worthy , to be at the head of this great nation bave done otherwise In these cases? They could not have been Ignored without this country losing In the respect of 6ther nations. A good deal lias been said In regard to Mf. Roosevelt'a admonition to the conn trlea south of us respecting their Inter national duties and obligations, but there was no menace In this to those countries and none of them so regard It The American people, as the president has said, are not cowards or weaklings. Tbey are not afraid to assert their rights and to maintain them. But no other people are more anxious for peace and among them there is none who more earnestly desires the maintenance of peace than Theodore Roosevelt. Atf 1MPUDEXT ffVMBUQ NAILED. In the discussion of the water works problem The Bee pronounced the resolu tlons of the Water board requesting the mayor and council to reduce the water rates to private consumers by ordinance as a piece of grandstand play and arrant demagogy on the part of R. B. Howell Mr. Howell Immediately repelled tho in slnuatlon of bad faith and claimed that his action was inspired by the sole de sire to reduce the valuation of the water works by the appraisers and relieve the water consumers of Omaha from ex cessive wster rates. In the contention that followed Howell has asserted re peatedly that he was supported in his efforts by the city attorney and haa la bored to create the Impression that The Bee's antagonism was inspired by mall- clous and mercenary motives. To pin him down and make him show bis colors he was asked to answer these three questions without evasion: 1. Do you believe that tha conditions under which tha appraisement Is being made In conformity with the Howell Gllbert law and tha provisions of the orig inal contract between the city and tha water, eompany are binding upon tha city and binding upon the company T If not, do you believe that the company has a right to back eut If tha appralaemant la too low, orthat the city has a right to back out If the appraisement Is too hlghT ' 1. You have estimated' tha vaJue of ths Omaha water works at $3,000,000, and you insist that they can be duplicated for that amount. Now, suppose tha three engineer appraisers place tha value of thee works at 15,000,000, 15,500,000 or 14,000,000, what do you propose the city shall doT Will you advise that the city of Omaha shall mort gage Itself for tha amount fixed by the appraisers, even It It .Is $3,000,000 higher than your estimate? S. If the upaet price fixed by the ap praisers shall be from $$,800,000 to $3,000,000 more thaa your estimate of the works and tha cltlsens of Omaha turn down tha proposition, what course would you ad vise tha city to pursue should the wator company invoke tha power of the federal court to enforce Its contract and tha ap praisement made under It and get a Judg ment against the city for the full amount with Interest In ths United States court? These questions were pertinent be cause they strike the pith of the water works problem. Instead of answering them Howell retorts with abuse and a repetition of the falsehood that the ed itor of The Bee is opposed to a reduc tion of water rates and that he, to gether with the mayor and council, are responsible for the failure to give the people of Omaha immediate relief. To bolster up his imposture he has auda ciously cited the city attorney as an ad viser of the course be la pursuing. The J following crrrespondence nails 'the Imax bug squarely and leaves him dangling in raid air: OMAHA, Aug. i, 10. Hon. C. C. Wright, City Attorney: Dear Sir Will you favor me with a written response to tha follow ing questions? 1. Do yon believe that an ordinance re ducing the ratea charged by the Omaha Water Works company to the city, or to consumers, could be used as a basis for tha reduction of tha valuation of the Omaha water works by the three expert engineers who have been appointed to make the appraisement under tha contract made by the city of Omaha with the water com pany? $. Would you advise the mayor and coun cil of Omahn to take any action at this time to reduce the water ratea,"- and. If so. do you believe that such action would ex. pedite tfee appraisement and acquisition of the works by tha city, or would insure lower rates for water consumers even tem porarily? Yours very truly, . E. ROSEWATER. OMAHA, Aug. 29, 1904. Hon. Edward Rosewatcr: Dear Sir Replying to your re quest for a statement as to ths advisa bility of an ordinance regulating the ratea of the water company, I beg leave to say: 1. That I do not believe that the reduc ing of th rates of tha water company eould be used by the appraisers as the basis of tha valuation of the plant Tha supreme court of the United States haa said that rates reduced for that purposo could not be effective. 1 I do not believe any reduction of tha rates would expedite- the appraise ment or acquisition of the water works, and reduced rates could not become effec tive In time to give any relief to the city. Yours very truly, C. C. WRIOHT, City Attorney. AMERICA THE REAL &AISKR. An article In a Vienna publication ex presses the opinion that no matter which power is the ultimate victor in the far eastern war the United States will be the real gainer. The writer states that a group of American financiers have been trying for several years to acquire 8 commercial monopoly In Japau, pro posing to place large sums of money iu that country in order to obtain this. Before the' war their proposals were un acceptable, but it is thought that what ever the outcome of the conflict Japan will not be in a position to rid herself of her American financial friends after ward. The author of the article de clares that "fifty millions of yellow men and women will be at the mercy of those cold blooded Yankees," and he points to the advantageous position of this country In' Its Insular possessions, which advantage will be greatly in creased when the Panama canal Is com pleted. "At that moment" he says, "the United States becomes the commercial dictator of the whole east" There is no doubt thst after the war Japsn will need outside capital for the development of her Industries and trade and American financiers will probably be willing to supply a considerable share of It If tbey can do so on favorable con ditions, but there Is no likelihood of Americans securing a commercial mo nopoly In Japan, since they will have sharp competition from other countries for whatever trade opportunities msy be offered there. There are some good rea sons for thinking that this country should have a larger shara than any other In ftbe commercial future of Jspan, but It is an absurdly extravagant notion that the people of that land will ever be a the mercy of the "cold-blooded Yankees.' The Japanese have demonstrated their capacity for taking' very good care of their interests in peace as well as In war. , Although the national campaign this year does not promise to be very exclt ing, the Douglas County Central Roose velt and Fairbanks club should by all means place Itself in position to make a creditable demonstration whenever national republican leader Is billed for a speech in Omaha. This can be done most effectively by uniformed marching clubs. Commonly, such organisations dissolve after the campaign In which they first made their appearance, but In, some cities political marching clubs have had. a continuous , existence, Springfield (Mass.) has a marching club which was first drganlsed in 1876 and has participated ' in every presidential campaign during the last quarter of a century. It gains new members in each campaign, while retaining many of the old ones. In 1900 Roosevelt's candidacy for vice president resulted in the forma tlon of many Rough Rider clubs. Two such clubs were-organized In Omaha, and South Omaha. These should be re vived during the present campaign. The Junior yellow has Issued a pope's bull agafnst the comet by addressing a bombastic pronunclamento to the water works appraisers commanding them to complete the work of appraisement lrv stantcr or have their heads chopped off, Inasmuch as these appraisers are re sponsible to nobody and cannot be called to account by anybody, (he threat to decapitate will 'have no terrors for them. But it serves the purpose of Omaha's water-logged statesman and the political pollywpgs who are making a great splurge in shallow water. The czar has called a meeting of the Diet of Finland and at the same time kindly relieved much cause for anxiety by telling the members what subjects they will be permitted to discuss. The power bf the czar hi such matters Is al most as great as that of the committee on rules in our American house of rep resentatives. Honest Corporations Hot Fearfl. . Boston Transcript. The great corporations of the country have learned a lesson from the admlnlstra tlon of President' Roosevelt. They have come to understand that, aggressive as ha may be, he has no. wish to Interfere with ths legal and proper conduct of business. From his election the combinations of capital which are. willing to obey the laws bave nothing to fear. . They have learned. also, that the people of the country have confidence in the president and the policy, and that It Is as unwlm for the corpora tions to run amuck aa it .would be for the administration to do the same thing. Coddllnar Pop Votes.. , Cincinnati .Enquirer (Dem.) Ijmt iia hnrui that It rilri tint mat Pnlonal Bryan a single night s sleep, but tha dam ecrata of Nebraska, were assuredly right In refusing to allow, fte populists to make an electoral, ticket or them. The deoto crate may well learn a lesson from tha be havior of the republican management for the past several years! Third-party people have been permitted to vote the republican ticket if they wanted to, and some of them may have been even hired to do so; but they have not been allowed to ride horse back In the republican camp. It is wis dom to consider what is lost In the old "rank and file" by going out into the by ways snd market -places trumpeting for stray and crank votes. Justifiable Optimism. V United States Investor, Contrary to what ona might naturally expect from the gloomy reports telegraph ed east by crop experta, the west Is by nq meani pessimistic 'on the situation. It Is admitted that the spring wheat crop has been damaged seriously In some sections, but the outlook for the normal yield Is good. All the railroads report a steady Increase In the movement of merchandise from' the Interior, which certainly does not reflect a very alarmed feeling among tha farmers. All classes of competent observ ers, from bankers to railroad officials, be lieve that tha season Is far enough ad vanced to warrant, the assertion that the country will, raised enough grain to make business actlve'and ralroad earnings large. So certain are tha .'.bankers that the crops will be of a satisfactory slse that they ex press the belief ' that mora money than usual will be necessary for moving tha harvests. Already at the large money cen ters rates for funds are showing signs of stiffening and the Indications . favor an early demand upon New York. How to Be Happy, Success. . Many of us miss the joys that might be ours by keeping our eyes fixed on those of other people. No one can enjoy his own opportunities for happiness while he Is en vious of another's. We lose a great deal bf tha Joy of living by not cheerfully ac cepting the saiaM pleasures that come to us every day, Instead of longing and wish ing for what belongs to others. We do not take any pleasure in our own modest horse and carriage, because we long for tha au tomobile or victoria that someone else owns. The edge la tf.ken off the enjoyment of our own little home because wa are watching the palatial residence of our neighbors We cart get no satisfaction out of a trolley ride Into the .country or a sail on a river steamer, because someone else can enjoy the luxury of his own carriage or yacht. Life, haa Its full measure of hap piness for every one of us, if ws would only make up our minds te maks tha very most of every opportunity that comes our way. Instead of longing for the things that coma our' neighbor's way. - That Maw Moaer Pavll. Chicago Post. Former Comrade Wataon, who has been writing ona of those letters of acceptance so .popular this summer, gives us some thing new to think about when ha tells us that the country today Is In tha utmost peril from the money question. The money queatloa alwaya has been and always will b of considerable Importance with a largo number of self-suportlng cltlsens, but we hope that the national peril Is not quits so Imminent as Mr. Watson believes. Wa have managed to survive the peril for eight years, and Judge Parker assures us that the solicitude which ha ' shared for two campaigns has measurably vanished and that ha is now able to sleep at night with out seeing red lights and goldbugs flashing about his bed. Mr. Watson Is a gentle man of very earnest convictions snd be lieves every word he says, and our only hope la that he la mistaken In bis anxiety. Having followed our beloved Bryan Into new and unacustomed pastures this year, It is very annoying to suapect that so wise and graat a statesman he misled us ABMT GOSSIP l!f WASHlSQTO. Carreat Eveats Oleaaed from the. Army and Navy Register. A general order will appear next week from ths War department giving a list of officers of tha army who are authorised to order envelopes directly from the contrac tors and to make payment under the terms of the contract made by tha postmaster general for supplying the several executive departments of the government with en velopes during the year beginning July I, 19M. The officers who ar authorised to make these purchases are the depot quar termarw at New Tork, the purchasing commissaries at Bt Louis. New Tork. St. Paul. Boston, , Omaha, Denver, Chicago, Kansas City, Vancouver Barracks, Ban Antonio, Baa Francisco and New Orleans; the medical officer In charge of the supply depot In New Tork, al! disbursing officers of the corps of engineers snd the disbursing officer of th signal corps at the War de partment. Major John Blddl Porter, acting Judge advocate general of tha army, has rendered sn. opinion to tha effect that a lieutenant colonel commanding a territorial department may not convene a general court martial, and that If he does convene such a court those brought to trial must be considered aa mlstrted. Such a condition la held to subject the accused to another trial for the same offense by a competent court., such second trial not being a viola tion of the'J02d article of war. The ques tion arose In regard to the application of the seventy-second article of war to tha lieutenant colonel In temporary command of th department of Texaa, that officer having roferred th question to the War de partment. Historical considerations, rather than any convenience of nomenclature, hav resulted In a general order from tha War depart ment changing the name of Ord Barracks In California to the Presidio of Monterey, thus restoring the old time Spanish designa tion of that locality. There are bound to be critics of the chsnga, notwithstanding tha strict obedience rendered to sentiment and hlatory. It will deprive tha Presidio of San Francisco of Its distinction of designa tion and will render necesaary something mor specific hereafter In referring to that plac than simply "Th Presidio," General Frederick Funston, U. S. A., has advised the War department that he will proceed to Chicago and assume command of the Department of the Lakes. The orders which originally transferred him to Qovernor's Island were changed in favor of General F. D. Grant for that duty as the succeaaor of General H. C. Corbln In command of the Atlantic division and the Department of the East and General Funs ton was ssalgned to duty In Chicsgo. H was at the same time advised that he might choose between th post and his present one In command of the Department of th Columbia with headquarters at Van couver Barracks. General Funston would hav preferred to remain at Vancouver, but he found that th officer who bad been assigned to succeed him there. Gen eral Constant Williams, had already shipped his household effects to Vsncouver. General Funston accordingly Informed the War department this week that he would ask for no change In the orders, which now stand with the effect of assigning General Grant to Governor's island. Gen eral Funston to Chicago and General Wil liams to Vancouver Barracks. Th new medals of honor authorised dur ing the last session of congress are ready for Issue. Those who possess this emblem should send th old medals to th military secretary and receive th new design. Tho secretary of war. will shortly publish a re-, vised list of those who hold th medal of honor with corrections to September 1. ROOSBVELT THE AMERICAN. A Mmm of Action Typical of the Times and the People, Chicago Chronicle. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, on his re turn lately from Sagamore Hill, said of President Roosevelt: "Republicans through out th country are presenting a solid front for him. Ha will' receive a large personal vote, for he is the kind of man who appeals strongly to every American." Senator Lodge was correct In his refer ence to tha personal vote for President Roosevelt. While there ar principles In tha republican platform that are more im portant than the personality of the candi date, th opposition to them Is so timid that they do not agitata the public mind as much perhaps as they should. The prac tical and Interesting Issue of the campaign Is th personality of President Roosevelt, which Is so attractive that It is safe to say that his purely personal vot will be much arger than any other president, haa re ceived for many yeara. Th president haa no political secrets. People are not kept guessing day and night as to what he thinks about great na tional Interests He has nothing up his sleeve. The people suspect and distrust a secretive and cunning candidate, a trim mer, a straddler and a nettlfogger. They confide in tha man who confides In them and ahows them his hand. They do not expect perfection, but they like to know all and then make allowances. Mr. Roosevelt does not pose as a paragon of wisdom or ability, but he Is obviously an honest man, a patriot, an American, de voted to his country and to his official du ties, with 'well known principles and de signs. He is perfectly human, like th rest of us, and perfectly natural, which all are not. He ha lived a great deal out of doors, has breathed a great deal of fresh air and taken a great deal of phyalcal exercise. He has red . blood in him. He has a sound mind In a sound body. He la a strenuous character at th senlth of his powers. All this Is faaclnatlrg to an American. There Is nothing so sinful in the eyes of senility and decrepitude as Initiative, vigor and nerve. People whose only virtue con sists In whst they hav 'not don are alarmed and Indignant at a positive char acter and a man of . action. Accordingly the glow worms of politics consider that this . Phoebus with his chariot of firs la destined to lnvol"e th country In a ruinous conflagration. It Is complimentary to any man to be assailed In this style. It was predicted of John Qulncy Adams that If ha were elected th following congress would be the last, nd a California Judge declared his convic tion In 1900 that if McKInley were elected he would never permit th democrats to hold another national convention. No candidate for th presidency Is safe from such doleful pradictloss unless,' Ilk th saga of Esopus, bis character snd his prin ciples are a cryptogram. President Roosevelt's character as a man of action Is In almost startling harmony with th present epoch In American history. Every nation. Ilk evary human being, has Its period of tutelage, then Its period of trenuoua activity,' then its period of quiescence and repose and then Its period of decay. The United States, a everyone knows, ar now In th growing period. Th nation Is expanding becaus it Is Its nature to do so. Nothing can and nothing should arrest Its progress by leaps snd bounds to ward Its manlfe-. destiny. The astonishing thing Is that with tha hour haa com also th man. President Roosevelt appaala to every American and will poll a tremendous per sonal vot becaus b is the ansa for the hour. PERSONAL HOTBi. .Th homing ef the Standard Oil plant a Antwerp will probably bring the price up several rents a gallon tn this country. Historical and other grades of fiction Is not th only product of Indiana. Thirty seven hundred divorces were harvested last year. v Governor Odell Is credited with th deslr to make Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university, th next governor or, nw york. Chairman C. B. Booth of Chicago haa Just Issued a call for th twelfth natlona Irrigation congrese to be held at El Paso, Texas, November 18 to 18. Th International Peace congress meets in Boston In October. It Is high time the Hub celebrated the banishment of phantom fleets and other rude alarms. That was a short but heroic effort of Shanghai to break Into the first page again Che Foo shanghaied th International port as a news scenter moons ago. John Morley said recently that he had known four rigidly righteous men In Eng land. All the English nespapers. In discuss ing the matter, assume that they are all dead. Marshall Field of Chicago la the heaviest taxpayer In th United States. Forty mil lion' dollars !s the assessed value of hla taxable property, real and personal, in Chicago. General StOessel's buret of profanity when Invited to surrender Port Arthur may be a military clasalc, according to Russian standards. But hss th general ever heard Admiral Bob Evans In action T Another centurlan bruaks Into print with a atory telling how to prolong life. It is a wsste of valuable space. More accural Information In that line Can be found In the advertising page. When a girl wills she will. A Pennsyl vanla belle, feigning suicide, was carted away In an ambulance and at the proper moment stepped out and slipped Into the arms of a waiting lover. A convenient minister did the rest. The pay of General Kouropatkln is said to be ZOO.ooo rubles $100,000 a year during the war. When he left for Manchuria the csar mad him. It is said, a present of 600,000 rubles (1260,000). The pay of the Russian In the ranks Is almost nothing. A Colorado judge declares he could not under any circumstance Inflict the death penalty on a convicted criminal, even though the law so directs. Tim Campbell's famous remark, amended, seems to fit the case "What's th law between friends?' A magasln writer avers that although Speaker Cannon's campaign clothes never fit htm his wardrobe Includes apparel of Irreproachable style and cut. Indeed, It Is declared that when "Uncle Joe" appears at a swell function "no man's dress coat hangs more smoothly over his shoulders, no man'a patent leather shoes glisten more splendidly or are tied with a more graceful silken bow." Some New York notables, Including Sena tor Piatt and Governor Odell, were chatting not long ago when the latter told of a visit he had been paying to a prison. Ho was admitted by a "trusty," who on closing the gate behind him said: "Governor, one good turn deserves another. I let you In; why can't you' let me out? Honest, I'm no more derervlng of being In here than you are." Senator Pint cackled grimly as he remarked: "No wonder that fellow is a trusty.' He's a good Judge of men." WHAT GAVE IS LEADERSHIP. Reanlta of the Discovery and Develop ment of Iron Ore Deposits. World's Work. Th economic results of th discovery and development of the Messabl range of ore form one of the most Important Industrial fact In the laat half cenutry. Since the first shipment from the Mesabl, In 1892 th ron ore production of the United Btatea has increased from 16,000.000 to 86.000,000 tons per annum; the pig Iron product from ,000,000 to 18,000,000; tho ateel output rrom little more than 4,000,000 to 15,000,000; while the iron and steel exports of the United States hav grown from about $25,- 000.000 a year to $1,000,000. During these dosen years ws have become the greatest Iron and steel producing country. The Mesabi was' the greatest single factor In this achievement, and, without the vast resources of the Mesabi the present dom inance of the United States In Iron and steel would have been delayed perhaps for decades. A sixth of the annual iron ore nroduct of the world which Is more than a third of the yearly production of America comes from an iron range that was un known In 1890. The Mesabi range on Lake Superior yields ore enough to make as much Iron and steel as all Great Britain makea. and Its Industrial domlnancy was founded on Iron. During the fifty years ending December 81, 1903, the Marquette range on Lake. Superior yielded more ore than any other mlnea; but the Mesabi rang has produced almost as much In twelve years as the Marquette produced In fifty. In the use of steel, the cheap and abundant ores of ths Mesabi have produced a revolution. They have enabled th railroads within the laat six years to relay with heavy steel rails almost the whol rail mlleag of th United States. A CINCH OK NEBRASKA. Democrats and Populist Pas the State VP to Roosevelt. i Harper's Weekly. There Is no doubt that Mr. Roosevelt will have the electoral vote of Nebraska The rumor that Mr. W. t. Bryan had sold out to tho republicans In that state was based upon the fact that the democrats and pop ulists, although they will put forward the same nominee for state offices, have in sisted on keeping In the field separate Hats for presidential electors, Mr. Bryan's re ward waa to be so w were told the elec tion of a fusion legislature, which could be relied upon to send him to the United States senate. Whether th prie will be paid Is uncertain. Already In aeverai dls tricta th populist and democrats have evinced an unwillingness to unit on can didates for th legislature, while, on the other hand. It Is improbable that the re publican rank and file will refrain from obtalnlng'the control of thfclr state's law making body, If they can, It Is Interesting to recall what occurred In Nebraska twelve year 'ago. Then, too, th democrats and populists, though, had they fused, they were certain to carry th state, put forward distinct lists of presidential electors. The result was that, while Cleveland got 14,413 votes snd Weaver 83,184. Harrison secured 87.218, or a plurality of 4,079. In 1S9 th There are Many table waters, but only one vt Always the same. Pure, sparkling, and delicious. ' THE RICHARDSON DRUB CO.. K4 JACKSON STREET, DISTRIBUTING AGENTS. IT IS A HATTER OFHEAUH Absolutely Puro THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE state gave a plurality of mor than 13,000 to Mr. Bryan, who was supported by both populists and democrats. Four years later, however, Mr, Bryan ' lost Nebraska by nearly 8,000, but In 1902, the plurality of the republican governor was considerably less. . If Judge Parker ever had a chanc of. carrying the state, It has been lost by th refusal of the populists and democrats to units on presidential electors. It Is by no means certain, however, that Mr. Bryan can be justly charged with th failure to bring about complete fusion this year lu Nebraska. He seems to hav tried, hon estly and persistently, to persuade ench of the two parties to accept a certain pro. portion of the presidential electors to dm named on a fusion ticket, but the project was foiled by Mr. Thomas E. Wataon, tht populist nominee for the presidency, who Is said to have threatened to repudiate tho nomination, unless his party presented in Nebraska a separate list of presidential electors. The fact remains thst one of the transmlsslsslppl states, which It was supposed might possibly be carried, with Mr. Bryan's help, for Judge Parker, must now be definitely renounced. The only states west of the Mississippi which the democrats now seem to have some chano of gaining are Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada. SMILING REMARKS. "You can't ludae a man bv aDDearances, reflected Uncie jerry heebies, "ine Kind est lather 1 ever Knew was a man Unit used to run one of these 'knook-the-babies-down' booths.' Chicago Tribune, "De difference between a no 'count man an a no 'count mule,'' sala Uncle Eben. 'Is dat you kin wallon da mule wlinut no body havln' de law on you." Washington Star. Kind Woman If I give you this dim you won t use It to get aiunk again, will you Tramti Io'm. 1 couldn't set druuk an a dime. Cleveland Plain Dealxr. "Yes." sold the first actress. "I've aot a lovely new play for this season." wiiai is iir aaxea tne other. "A society drama in four acts snd five new gowns." Philadelphia Ledger. Sand ford Bo you're aolng to aret mar- rled. Have you considered tha cost, my boy? Merton Oh. I've Kot nothlna- to do w th that. Her father nays for everything hut the carriages and nowera. Brooklyn Lagl Mrs. Chugwater Joeiah. here's a word I never saw before. Wlmt doea 'anncrenntln mean? Mr. Chugwater You don't divide It right. It Is an-acre-on-tlc and means gettln.- iruBtu iur jw square rone or iana. Why are you always asking me such fool ques tions? Chicago Tribune. . "After reading the advertisements of all , the various automobile nn the market It's harder than ever to make a selection, and yet the advertisements hold out one con solation." "What's that?" "No matter which make you select, you msy be sura it is the best." Philadelphia Press. "Do you think that politics offers a career to the average young man?" "Yes," answered Benntor Sorghum. "Tt offers a career. But. like everything elss In politics, the offer is HaMe to hav a string to it." Washington Star. "In England." said the British rallrond president, "we depend largely on the pas senger traffic. Your railroads here, I sup pose, have a more varied scope." "Yes," replied the nlnln r Izen. "ort of a collide-oscopo." Philadelphia Ledger. A COOLIKG POTION. James Barton Adams In Denver Post. Msud Muller, fresh as a new-blown rose, Stood sprinkling the lawn with tha garden hoae. A prettier picture was never seen On the page of a monthly magazine1. Th breeees toyed with her frisry curls As If they were fond of pretty girls. The grass of the greensward kissed her feet. For Maud had a pair that was hard to beat. The silk shirt waist on tha little elf Enveloped a bust she had grown herself. No modiste skilled In the padding art In her shapely makeup had played a part. The judge of the district court came 'long In a gasymobile that smelled real strong. A well fed Judge of observing ken Whose form ran largely to abdomen. H spied the maiden with eyes as bright As tha water she squirted in crystal night. And he thought of his desolate horn life. Not A wife on the premises had he got, He drew up close to the curb and tried A smile, which In parturition died, He raised his hat and the sunlight fell On a head aa bald aa a sea clam shell. "O! where did you get that lovely face? That matchleaa form and unstudied grace? In rapturous tones his honor cried. "I won 'em 'n a raffle," Maud replied. "You have kindled a fire in my heart!" h . walled, - .' "A fiercer one never a heart assailed! "The flames through my system surge and roll Till they seem to consume my wealth of souir v, "If Are la all that Is eating you," Said Maud, "I'll extinguish It p. d. a," And ere he could start his machine ajsjl fle Th hose played on hla a-nat-o-mee! And he let not up on his fllghtful spurt Till out of reach of hr cooling squirt. SHERMAN & KcCONNELL 0RU9 Cb MTU AND DODGE. RETAIL AOENTli mm as