TIIE OMAHA DAILY DEE: FMDAY, SEPTEMBER' 2,' 1904.
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n With' the advent of J?ejteniber comes
the oysteir nd the xJhool boy. : ,
When Joe, Folk comes to make
speeches in Nebraska he. will be spared
answering the question; . W11I you sup
port the whole" ticket r
Former Senator 'Thurston says Ne
braska will go 'or Roosevelt, which is
about 'equivalent to saying that the
Dutch have taken Holland, -
The paramount qualification for a rep
resentative for congress should be In
tegrity and moral stahilna Eloquence
Is a secondary consideration.
' When Secretary Shaw speaks in
Omaha even the 'new Auditorium will
not be large enough to hold all the people
who would like to hearlilm.
; j n-:
lt Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg
watts to get into the. Uniellght again she
must delay ber next escapade until after
tjjta guns stop roaring in Manchuria.
1 'Judge Slabaugh pronounces his lawns
abdgrass- plot 'most lovely, but. bis
political "fences will want a good deal
of mending Before, the ides of October.
';The battle is now on. - We mean the
baJtW, fefthe capture, of the republican
congressional " nomination which will
culminate with the tuflmarles, on Satur
day "afternoon:' - v-
vs.: : '
Some of, the friends' of Candidate
Davis may jbfj cpivieted'of securing that
- nomination for him by false pretenses if
the candidate does not come down with
the cash In short order. . .
''" V. ' ''I S '-. - '-;'
The "Diana la still at Saigon, but this
fact does not seem .to cause any fear of
International implications, despite the.
anxiety of ' the powers regarding boats
similarly situated at Shanghai.
By scheduling the fall of Port Arthur
to be brought off the last week in Sep
tember the Japanese' government' has
come to the relief of the Che Foo dream
erg who need not "hit the pipe" for three
It Is reported that one of the features
' of the fusion campaign In this state is
to be a series of barbecues flowing with
food and drink, as well as oratory. . The
. full; dinner pall argument has evidently
beep adopted by the opposition.
.' Senator . Fairbanks has found that
thejre Is jio "enemy's country" for the
republican candidates north of Mason
, , and Dixon's line, and several, states south
of the line seem to be getting ready to
. take off the war paint.
Mr. Bryan's actions speak louder than
hlsi words, clear as the latter usually
are,, and bis offer to make addresses In
other states during the month of Octo;
bep shows exactly what hope he has of
carrying Nebraska for the fusion candi
dates. If that Grecian soldier who carried
the news from Mara.thon "to Athens
could have known what would be done
by ao American a couple of thousaud
years later In running the same distance
.be Would probably have objected to hay
ing his exploit Immortalised.'
' Nebraska populists and democrats
have opened their state headquarters In
the Capital city at the "Royal" hotel.
Tbey evldeutly put no stock in Bryan's
claim that Imperialism is an Issue of
the present campaign and have no ob
jections to going up against "royalty!"
Fashionable Canada objects to the ap
pointment of the Duke of Marlborough
as governor general because the duchess
la H native of New York. Those old
New York tory families who went to
Halifax at the' beginning of the revo
lutionary war have never forgiven their
nelghhm who staged at boms. , .
. SOUSDMOXtYMKX 8TASIfoo tlkil.
In the last two national campaigns
there were great parades In New York
City of men who repudiated the finan
clal heresy of the democratic platforms.
Many of these men are now standing
firm for sound money snd are no more
willing at present than they were four
and eight years ago to trust the mone
tary system of the country to the dem
ocracy, notwithstanding the declaration
of Its candidate for the presidency that
ho regards the gold standard as firmly
and Irrevocably established. , ' .
The New York World has been ascer
taining the sentiment of sound money
men in that city and the result Is inter
esting and Instructive. "The democratic
party cannot be trusted with the gov
ernment," said one of them.' "The dem
onstrated and overwhelming majority of
its recent national convention were the
same men who were fanatical and wild
in 1896 and 1900." "I am for sound
money always," said another, "but riot
for the kind given out at the eleventh
hour by Judge rnrker.". ' A third de
clared that he "could hot possibly sup
port Farkcr, If for no other reason than
his last minute telegram and bis associ
ates." There were several . columns
mainly In the vein of the above quota
tions and It should be understood that
the expressions were from men who
were democrats before the party made
Its stand for a depreciated currency n
stand which It did not renource at St.
Louis, its platform malting no reference
to the money question.
These sound money rami naturally dis
trust the party which Ignored the ques
tion that for eight years it Insisted was
Vital and while they may believe that
the candidate was sincere In his avowal
respecting the gold standard, they do
not lose sight of the fact that be twice
voted agnlnst that standard and ore rea
sonably apprehensive that at the behest
of his party he might again be found
ready to yield to n demand for a change
In the monetary system unfavorable to
the maintenance of the gold standard.
They do not see In the declaration of
Judge Parker that complete and abso
lute assurance of non-interference with
the standard which they' know to be
certain under republican administration.
Mr. Roosevelt said in his speech of ac
ceptance: "So long as the republican
party is hi power the gold standard is
settled, not as a matter of temporary
political expediency, not because pf shift
ing conditions in the production of gold
In certain mining centers, but in accord
ance with what we regard as the funda
mental principles of nntlonnl morality
and wisdom." This Is the clear and un
equivocal position of the republican
party, proclaimed In Its -plarMrra as well
as by Its candidate, which appeals to
the sound money men of the country
and commands their confidence. There
is no ground for the slightest distrust of
that party in regard to this question.
There is reason for doubt as to what
the democracy would do if given power,
for although the. party now ignores the
question It has not formally renounced
the position It maintained for -eight
years and which there is reason to! think 1
a majority of the party still believes to
be sound and light.
THE VERMONT ELECTION.
A governor and state officers will be
elected In Vermont next Tuesday and
the result will be Interesting chiefly lu
regard to the size of the republican plu
rality. It has long been the"lheory that
the September, election In .the .Green
Mountain state furnishes an indication
of the probable result of the presidential
election and . figures for a. number of
years ere given which show that there Is
ground for the theory. It is pointed out
that In every presidential . year since
1872. when the republican plurality In
Vermont has fallen below "25,000 the
democrats have won In the national elec
tion. In 884 the republican plurality in
Vermont was 22.T04 and Cleveland was
elected In November. Four years later
the republicans carried the state with a
plurality of 28,005 and that year General
Harrison was elected. There was a
marked slump in Vermont's republican
plurality in 1802 and again the demo
cratic national ticket was successful. In
the next two presidential years the re
publican .pluralities were enormous at
both the September and November elec
tions. The normal republican plurality In
Vermont Is about 25,000 and It Is ex
pected -it, will be reached this year, as
the republicans have been carrying on
a vigorous campaign which it is believed
Will bring out the full voting strength
of the party. The democrats have also
been working hard and may make a
better showing than Is anticipated.
-. REMOVING A HANDICAP.
More than any other man David B.
Hill was Instrumental In bringing about
the nomination of Judpe Parker. The
two men have long sustained toward
each other close political relations, dur
ing which time the Judge has been placed
under great obligations to Hill. This
well-known fact naturally . created a
quiU general belief that In the event of
Parker's election he would offer his in
timate political friend a cabinet position,
perhaps that of secretary of state. This
belief was proving a handicap to the
Parker campaign and Hill has sought to
remove It by announcing that after the
presidential election, whatever the re
sult, he will retire from politics He will
continue to work In the campaign, but
will accept no reward in the way of of
fice If the democracy ahould be success
Perhaps this will be helpful to the
caudldate, though there Is a natural dis
position among those familiar with the
character of the wily and tricky politi
cian to distrust his promise. He has
been in politic for inure than forty
years and having enemies to punish and
friends to reward, It Is thought to be
most Improbable that in the event of
democratic auceess he would reject the
offer of a place of prominence and Influ
ence In the administration. At all events
the announcement of Mr. Hill baa only
reduced, not wholly removed tha hand!
cap, for If the possibility of his holding
high office In case of the election of
Parker is proving a detriment; to the
democratic campaign his actual partici
pation In the canvass cannot be helpful.
He is one of the most discredited and
distrusted of the politicians of bis own
state and is wholly without -Influence
elsewhere. It is to be remarked that
thpre are some others connected with
the management of the democratic cam
paign who are quite as great a handicap
aa David B. Hill.
OVRLET Afrtf THE CIVIC FEDERATION
- OMAHA, 8ept. 1, 1904. To the Editor of
The Bee: At a recent meeting of the Fifth
Ward Republican club -ou openly charged
W. F. Qurley with being a part owner of
a disreputable resort In the Third ward.
Tou further charged tha Civic Federation
with supporting Mr. Ourley for congress,
thereby discrediting the work and purposes
of the federation. '
As a member of the executive committee
of the federation, I can state positively that
the candidates for congress have never
been discussed by our committee, and as an
organisation we have no preferred candi
date. It would certainly be Inconsistent
for members of the Clvlo Federation to
support a man known to have a connection
with a disreputable resort.
Therefore, In falrnesa to Mr. Gurley, and
for the information of our members who
may be supporting him, we suggest that
you produce evidence to substantiate your
charge agatnst Mr. Gurley. . Soma of our
members are unwilling to - believe the
charge upon your statement. alone.
I trust you will favor us with positive
videnee on this point
W. T. GRAHAM.
The editor of The Bee has made no
statement, concerning Mr. Gurley, either
before or during the present campaign.
that he connot-back up with Irrefutable
proof. . The fact that Mr. Gurley has
bt-eri for years psrt owner of a question
able resort within or on the boundary
of the proscribed district la a matter of
notoriety. The records in the office of
the register of deeds show that the title
to the south twenty-two feet of the
north half of lot 4, block 102. in the city
of Omaha, known as No. 105 South
Twelfth street. Is In the names pf Wil
liam F.' Gurley and Frank Ransom. The
lease fo? the premises is executed by the
reputed owners of the property. The
resort is pntronlted by men and women
of all shades and colors from South
Omaha, Omaha and Council Bluffs, and
is said to be very popular because there
are "no restrictions on conduct," to use
a mild phrase.
It is now asserted that the freight
rates on wire and nails between Chi
cago and Denver were reduced for the
purpose of permitting the United States
steel corporation to send a large ship
ment at low rates and that they were
restored as. soon as the goods were
placed in' transit. If this is true It Is
evidence that the Elkins law is consid
ered effective by the railroad companies;
something hardly considered probable
from recent developments in the east.
There Is nothing small about Chicago.
Its Board of Education Is on the eve of
a new departure. An Independent tele
phone system to connect all the public
schools of Chicago with, an exchange In
the Board of Education rooms Is being
seriously considered, with a view to
facilitating school work, i The cost of
installing the service is estimated at
$30,000, but the board believes this in
itial expense will be warranted by the
saving effected in telephone rentals.
King Com still rules the land. Corn
millers from Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and
Kansas have Just held a meeting in
Kansas City for the express purpose of
talking over the crop conditions. The
conclusion reached was that .the high
price of 'wheat will Increase the con
sumption of cornmeal and largely . en
hance the prosperity of the corn belt. ,
Lincoln -is calling for a new railway
passenger station equipped with modern
train sheds, guards and gates. However,
if It takes Lincoln as long as Omaha
to realize on Its demand for better
passenger terminal facilities It baa sev
eral years yet to wait , ' ;
If Omaha and Douglas county are to
go into the business of buying voting
machines our people will at least insist
that the price of the machine be as low
as the lowest price at which the same
machine has been sold In any other city
In the country.
Great Opening; for Genlaa.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
About all the - airship contests at St.
Louis prove Is that It remains for some
body to Invent an airship that will sail the
Tbey Have Earmea a Rata. . ,
Washington Poat. -,
The Jspanese soldier receives 45 .cents, a
month. ' The mikado ahould be well enough
pleased with recent developments to make
It an even half dollar.-, - '
Orowlng la the Right Direction.
Minneapolis Journal. ,
This Is a growing country and a reading
country. ' The postmaster general says tha
postofflca - receipts . have - increased friuh
$100,000,000 to . f 14O.A0O.00O in the last three
years and we have 26.000 free rural routes
now.- .i . '' "' ' '.
Cheering BSeet of Nerva Tonlo.
' 7 Cleveland; Plain Dealer. ,
An eastern .stock broker is attracting
dased attention by the fact that after
falling with a good deal of impressive ex
travagance, he Is offering to square his
creditors' claims by giving them stock In
a new firm he is promoting.
toekla l's the fa el Bias.
St. Paul Ploseer-Press;
It looks aa If the Cou trust Is going to
have some rather lively competition. Mr.
Taggart'a press bureau promises to send
out 15,000,000 . tons of oampalga literature,
which la something more than a ton for
every family In the land. ,
laaarfna) .Coauaerrlal SaBreaaaer,
-Indianapolis New a . . 1
. In these days of eloae and severe' com
petition Industry and . commerce cannot
carry heavy burdens. With the margin of
profit so small that country which la moat
heavily weighed down with debt and taxes
will loae la the industrial strife. Low taxea,
economical government, modest territorial
ambitions end peace It Is these things that
will moat surely guarantee htdustrtal avad
commercial supremacy. T7a rule should
be as much to the individual aa possible
and aa little to the government aa Is con
sistent with efficient administration.
s - Baltimore American.
An Englishman who had come to this
country o write a book on America fell
dead after taking one look at the World's
Fair grounds. The rase should be regarded
as a solemn warning, not against visiting
the World's fair, but against Englishmen
coming to this country for the purpose of
recording their Impressions.
Amnslaar Coaeelt la Caaada.
Canadian society would kow-tow with
the utmost pleasure to a truly English
duchess, but the suggestion that the duke
of Marlborough may be appointed governor
general of the Dominion has sent shivers
down the backs of the Kanuck swells be
cause the duchess Is from New Tork. India
gets along very well with an American
vlce-relne and "Our Lady, of the Snows"
might survive subjection to a governor gen
eral whose wife was from "the states."
OPES1XQ OP FORGERY SEASON.
Character of Campaign I.lteratare
Clrealated br the Democrats.
New York Bun.
The democratlo ' national committee Is
going to "place In the hands of every voter
In the land" a campaign document which,
contains divers quotations from Mr. Roose
velt's published works, and this palpable
"Farmers Mr. Bryan and his adherents
have appealed to the basest set In the land
the farmers. Speech before New York
Wool exchange, October 27, 1896."
Alienists and other students of cerebral
degeneration have not studied sufficiently
the convulsions of the campaign literature
perverts. Could anybody above the rank
of a cretinous Idiot be made to believe that
any man in public llfs would make such a
statement about a great class of voters as
Is here attributed to Mr. Roosevelt?
What is the genesis of this whopper? A
rally of sound money men at the Wool ex
change, October 2T,- 1896, was addressed by
Mr. Roosevelt, General Horace Porter and
Colonel Franklin Bartlett. We have not at
hand a report of Mr. Roosevelt's remarks,
but the tenor of a part of them may be
Inferred from an Interview with Mr.
Roosevelt printed In the Sun of October
28. He had recently returned from a stump
ing tour In Michigan and Illinois. Here Is
a sentene on which the forged quotation
may be founded:
"Undoubtedly Bryan has a great hold
upon the unintelligent and the vicious. He
attracts 'the type of farmer whose gate
hangs on one hinge, whose old hat supplies
the place of a missing window pane, and
who Is more likely to be found at the cross
roads grocery than behind the plough."
It was a fact, and a commonplace In the
republican speeches of the campaign of
1896, that Mr. Bryan appealed to thriftless
ness against thrift; that he tried to set the
restless and the shiftless agatnst the in
dustrious and the prosperous. His canvass
was an appeal to the basest element In the
Borne of the extraordinary persons In
charge of the democratic campaign have
deliberately" committed forgery or uttered
a forged paper. They have taken a com
monplace which hundreds-' of republican
speakers repeated, and made It apply - to
The height of the forgery season cornea
In October. Thet democratic master minds
have begun early. Can they keep up the
pace until election day?
. THE PARADISE OF CRANKS.
What Ca ndidVt'e' Tibbies Went Against
la "the Enemy's Country."
It has remained for Hon. T. H. Tibbies,
the populist candidate for vice president,
to discover that Gotham la full of "cranks."
There are persons, either benighted or cyn
ical, who believe -that the. average populist
statesman has Idlosyncracles that almost
amount to "crankiness," but of course this
Is not really the fact. Populists are simply
more advanced than the rest of people.
generally by a century or ao. So far aa the
practical and the "main chance" are con
cerned they are about as rational as most
folks. Now for Mr. Tibbies' indictment of
New York as the home of queer people. In
a dispatch from Lincoln, Neb., he la quoted
as follows: ;
"Cranks grow -as thick aa hops In New
York. They forced themselves Into . my
rooms and outlined hundreds of schemes
to raise millions of dollars to help the
cause. They followed me over the city and
waylaid me at every turn. One stylishly
dressed woman Insisted on organising 1,000,'
000 women's clubs and wanted me to ad
dress each one of them. She followed me
for three days. I had applications by the
core for cabinet positions. Several cranks
wanted to be made secretary of rallrcaus
when the populists come Into their own.
On all sides we were forced to rtin the
gantlet of cranks, and It took strenuous
work to get awa.from them sometimes."
There must bo a lot at unsophisticated
people in Gotham, for even Mr. Tibbies will
admit that there is no greater chance of
the election of the populist candidates than
there la of the good Dr. Swallow, the candi
date for president of our prohibition friends.
It Is Just like New York, . however
"cranks" or no "cranks" to try to pre
empt all the beat offices before the election.
Very probably , the president and Judge
Parker have not escaped. As the "crank"
vote In the United States Is not a negligi
ble quantity It Is likely that some rep
resentatives of this class of electors will
get offices regardless rof who elected In
November. . .
V , FAW5II.N9 DEAD COAUI.
Amaslng nd Puerile Schemes of
- Demoeratle Campalara Maaaarera. -
-. Kansas City Times.
The efforts of the democratic campaign
era o make the country afraid of Roose
velt Is really one of (he most amusing and
puerile things in which the democratlo
party : has . eevr engaged, and that is
saying much. Th New York World, In a
collection of extracts from Roosevelt's
speeches and writings, has endeavored, by
putting Into Immediate Juxtaposition many
outbursts of assertive patriotism, to show
that the president la not only a fighter, but
constantly "spoiling for a fight" It would
be aa consistent to group Isolated passages
to show 'that he Is a man of peaceful
spirit, sealous above all for a high stand
ard of cttlsenshlp, fhlch Is the very foun
dation of government security.
Senator Bailey of Texas, in his Brooklyn
speech of Thursday night, attempted to
make Roosevelt a defender of lynching by
quoting from the president's "Ranch Life
and Hunting Trill" to the effect that be
cause of cowboy raids on horse and cattle
thieves, who were "regularly hunted down
and destroyed, most of our territory Is per
fectly law abiding." - The senator boldly
construed this to mean that the president
approved of this summary form of punish
ment, wholly Ignoring the distinction be
tween the historian and the commentator.
The coming election Is not going to be
lost or won on Isolated paaaagea from the
president's utterances. Mr. Roosevelt will
stand or fall by his record as a whole.
The people will Mod a consistent relation
between his theories and his acts, but they
will Judge him mainly by hie acts. In poli
tics, at least, there may be a great cloud
of amok with mighty little fire, but it is
a wat of time te tan cold aoala.
- . STATE PRESS OriTlIO.
Butler County Press: Nemaha taxpayers
are combining to make a case ia court
The county waa raised per cent by th
state board. This makes a man who re
ported 11,000 cash to the local assessor pay
taxes on $1,060, or ISO more than he has.
That makes a hard case for courts to de.
clde, because If ths law Is Overthrown a
th tax dodgera of the past will find a way
open, and the counties wilt keep scaling
Blue Springs Sentinel: General Colby
does not seem to be getting Into any
trouble over the investigation being made
Into his official acta while adjutant general
of the state. The Investigation Is evidently
a sore disappointment to his enemies, at
least they have been sick ever since tbty
stuck their foot Into It by preferring their
charges. The Investigation should now pro
ceed and take in the predecessors, and also
the successor and the business methods
of the office managed In some business
Tekamah Herald: A congressman for the
Second district is now commanding much
attention among republicans. If we had a
vote In that convention It would -4e cast
for John L. Kennedy. He Is the best kind
of material and would be more likely to
harmonise all factions than any one else
He would be a credit to the district aa well
aa the state. He has the faculty of doing
things. If we had any influence down
there we would exert It to drop Cornish
and Ourley arid nominate Kennedy. The
republicans of that district must unite If
they defeat Hitchcock.
Chicago Record-Herald: It has been
charged against Candidate Fairbanks that
he reads poetry. Uncle Qnasaway admits,
however, that he has bought pictures, so
there is no marked advantage on either
New York Tribune: The report that
Henry G. Davla Is to take the stump fur
nlshes Mr. Taggart an excellent oppor
tunity to remind the octogenarian candl
datefor the vice presidency that "money
talks" and that the latter kind of talking
would be most acceptable.
San San Francisco Chronicle: "The re
publican party has no past which It wants
forgotten." That la a good slogan to go
Into a political fight with. It ought to be
painted on banners and kept before the
public. It will never be copied by the dem
ocrats, whose energies are mainly devoted
to the work of burying the past of that
Cincinnati Tribune: Judge Parker main
tains, In a recent magaslne article, that
men of education are necessary in politics.
They are. Judge, and they are In politics.
The American manufacturer, merchant, ex
porter, Importer, laborer and farmer have
been splendidly educated on the difference
between promise and performance, and that
Is sufficient for the judge and his party,
at any rate.
St. Louis Globe Democrat: Probably it
is despondency rathor than stupidity that
is responsible for the Inaction of the dem
ocratic national committee. Tom Taggart
Is a greenhorn in politics, but he knows
that Parker never really had any chance
to carry the country. Parker, as the denv
ocqatlc nominee, will be supported by the
great body of the democracy, including
Taggart's national committee, but the fact
that he has no chance for election, will take
away the spur for activity on the part of
the Parker campaign managers.
A serious contribution to the gaiety of the
campaign comes from over the pond. Lis
ten to the London Christian World: "Mr,
Henry G. Davis, the republican candidate
for the American vice presidency, is a cP
ttallst, and was probably nominated to bind
the capitalistic element to the republican
ticket. The outstanding fact about him ia
that he is 81 years of age. It is curious
that In America, where youth is Idolised,
a politician in his ninth decade should be
nominated for the second office In the
state. Mr. Gladstone was, of course, about
the same age when he became prime min
ister for the last time. Mr. Davis Is to
marry a septuagenarian widow before the
New York Sun: Will D. B. Hill give a
bond to that effect? And who will go on
Joseph Chamberlain, England's ex-colon
ial secretary, was once ait actor, and It
was then as an amateur in Birmingham
that he acquired the monocle habit. . .
Hitherto the peach producers have been
content to announce the failure of their
crop one year at a time, but down In Con
necticut they are now proclaiming disaster
three years ahead.
8. S, Beman of Chicago, an architect who
designed the town of Pullman, has been
appointed a member of the international
Jury of awards for art at the St. Louis
it . has been decided by the District of
Columbia commissioners to place the Dun
bar statue of Governor Aleck Shepherd in
the small triangular park in front of thw
new municipal building. ;
Somebody has suggested that we should
use ss a cry of Jubilation and encourage
ment the Japanese "Bansal," whloh means
"success," rather than "hurrah," which
means "kill." Hurrah, perhaps, should be
reserved for foot ball games.
A large ' party of tourists was recently
saved from death In the Alps by St. Ber
nard dogs. A St. Bernard dog with a little
task under his chin, oi he used to appear
In the old school books, Is still more effec.
tlve In a bllzxard than wireless telegraphy.
Conrad Mueller, a cigar and tobacco
dealer of New York, has the more or leas
enviable distinction of being practically an
exact double of Judge Alton B. Parker.
Mr. Mueller says he has had more fun out
of this resemblance than he ever, has had
out of anything else. . ..
In commemoration of the Indian Princess
Pocahontas, who died at XJravesend, Eng
land, when about to sail home to Virginia
with her husband In 1616, St George's
church, in Wapping, is to have a pulpit
made from wood brought from Virginia.
Pocahontas is burled in the chancel of St .
There are sbme very rich men whose
names never become familiar to the public,
and one of them was William Welghtman,
who died at Philadelphia laat week In his
nInety-Arst year. He eras a native of Eng
land and went to Philadelphia when U
years old to enter the chemical manufac
turing business started there by a rela
tive. Eventually this establishment, under
the name of Powers A. Welghtman, became
the largest manufacturer of chemicals In
Illemlaatea Targets la War.
' Cleveland Leader.
Did you ever try te look Into a search
light of 1,000 to 10.000 candle power? If
you did, you can understand the- aptitude
of the Japanese In using modern appliances
by turning their searchlights upon Russian
batteries and thus making certain aim Im
possible, as well as affording to those back
of ths searchlights an Illuminated target.
The first practical use of the search light
as a disturber of aim In war waa Inau
gurated by Sampson off Ei Mora Santiago.
BITS Or WASHINOTO LIFE.
Minor Seeaes and taeldeats Sketched
oa the Snot.
The Installation of typesetting machines
in the government printing office, for the
first time In the history of that Institution,
has not diminished the force of printers, ss
might have been expected, especially dur
ing the midsummer dullness. There has
been, however, a marked Increase In th
output of the shop, sufficient to account
for th failure of the shop to show the ex
pected reduction of expenses. The fact Is
that for weeks past the government print
Ins office has been grinding out campaign
literature by the ton for both parties, and
will so continue for weeks to come. Each
party committee Is supplied with authority
and franks by members of congress of Its
own party for the printing ot as much
stuff and the mailing or It out as oeadhead
matter aa shall be considered desirable. '
The matter thus printed and mailed I
restricted to speeches of members of either
house. But that restriction amount to
nothing. During the last session of congress
nearly every member ot the senate made
a campaign speech. Every member of the
house had one or more Inserted In the Rec
ord. , These are being distributed by Indi
viduals for their own needs. Then the lead
ers and skilled debaters on each side made
several speeches that are being circulated
all over the country.
But the business of manufacturing cam
palgn documents at public expense did not
end there. In the senate It Is necessary to
actually deliver whatever goes into the
Record. There is no leave to print rule,
In the house there Is, and In the house
the members, under the guise of speeches.
smuggled Into the Record all kinds of cam
The taxpayer foota the bill, for printing
In the government print shop Is an. ex
pensive business. But this sort of thing Ii
economy for the campaign committees, and
that Is ' considered the really important
American money is rapidly driving all the
Mexican dollars out of the Philippines,
Colonel C. R. Edwards, qhlef of the bureau
of Insular affairs, has received this letter
from Henry C. Ide, secretary of finance and
Justice at Manila:
"You will be Interested In knowing that
our new currency scheme has made great
progress since I last wrote you. Nearly all
of the business houses have, by common
consent,- put their business on the basis of
the new currency. In all the provinces It Is
found In free circulation, and the people
now object strenuously to taking any other
"The old currency has been very largely
brought) Into the Insular treasury for re-
coinage or the Mexican has been exported,
What little Mexican there is In the Islands
is now flowing out, because It has a pretty
good market In China, and the abnormal
prices that were paid for it for a time In
the Philippine Islands have ceased with the
special demand for It, and exchange on
Hong Kong is substantially at par at the
"The whole of .the old currency will not
be eliminated until our taxing law gets
fairly to work, but for all practical pur'
poses the new currency will have eliminated
the old and taken its place by January 1,
Nearly one-half of the annual disburse
ments on account of the government's for
elgn pension list goes to Canada. Our
northern neighbor gets about $326,000 every
year on trenail ui me oug American
pensioners who reside there. Germany
comes iext In order, but there Is a big
difference In the amount of money sent'-to
the first and second countries. The pension
checks mailed to Germany aggregate about
$90,(00 a year and are for the benefit of some
6C0 persons. Ireland is next In line, re
celvlng $75,000 every year from the pension
burtau.i that sum being ' divided among
about 47S pensioners. England, Mexico and
Scotland:. then follow in the order given
About $50,000 of our money is sent to Eng
land for pensioners every year, while Scot
land gets some $17,000 and Mexico about
It would be difficult for a steamer, out for
a cruise around the world, to stop at any
port without finding an American pensioner
within reach. There are four pensioners in
the Azores and the same number in the
Bermudas. Bolivia boasts Of one pensioner
from this country; there are fourteen In
China, forty-seven In Cuba and two in
Egypt A pension draft is mailed every
third month to a beneficiary In. the Isle of
Man, ten to Liberia, one to Bolivia, one
to Mauritius, nine to Russia, two to Samoa
and one each to the Seychelles Islands,
Slam and St.-Helena.
As a result of the protest to the secretary
of war against the rapidly growing custom
of making gifts to army officers, It is an
nounced that the whole practice will Js
stopped. It is understood that a stringent
order will be issued within a few days
which will make the practice impossible
hereafter, unless the giver, and receiver
wish to face a court martial. Investiga
tion ' by the War department speedily
brought out the fact that section 1784 of
the Revised Statutes applied directly to
military officers and that the statutes have,
been violated in spirit and letter in a great
many cases. Said a high official in the War
"It has got so now that an officer beg'ns
to feel that unless he gets a present upon.
quitting a regiment it Is a reflection upon
him. So It has become more or less of an
obligation to give something so as not to
reflect upon the officer rather than for any
affirmative reason. It has become a way
of expressing love or hate for a superior
officer, something which those under him
ought not to have the opportunity to do.
Besides, it Is more or less of a burden on
the pockefta ot the younger officers."
The Washington factory of Dr. William
Farr, where "LL.D. degrees" are g.ound
out at stipulated prices, Is receiving the at
tention of the fraud bureau of the Pest-
office department. Three or four expert
postal sharps have been working up evi
dence which tends to show that Farr has
been operating in -violation ot the fraud
provisions of the postal laws.
Farr has been conducting the "University
of Washington" for some time, and publ.o
attention was first directed toward It some
weeks ago, when a protest against the use
of the name by Farr was entered. Among
the institutions which Farr Is said to have
conducted at various times are the Omaha
university, ths Oklahoma university, the
Chattanooga College of Law, the Nashville
College of Law, the. Nashville college, the
National College of Law, and later the
American College of Law; the Washington
university, th George Washington univer
sity and the University of Washington.
More than 20,0(0 men and women have
received "degrees" from these so-called col
leges and universities, U credence may be
placed In the statements of former asso
ciates. From sll that can be learned, the
enterprising Dr. Farr collected from $5 to
$10 apiece for each diploma, neatly framed,
bearing tha legend "LL D." A sketch of
Farr, In a "year book" issued by himself.
describes the young man In tha modest
'In appearance be Is tall and state'y,
being of the blonde type, having blue eyes,
light brown hair, fair complexion and fine.
well cut features; Is sbout six feet In
height, weighs 180 pounds. Is erect In stat
ure, possessing a fine, manly physique and
good addrees; is fond of music, reading,
amusements and loves the beautiful, the
true and the good. He Is a young lawyer
of prepossessing qualities, starling won.
Antl'dyspepttct may be eatea
even by person
SJOVH SAMBO POWOt M., MW IOSNj
irreproachable character, profound Judg
ment, a wise and efficient councillor, wltl
excellent bualnrss ability; an able writer
a conscientious law instructor, a deep
thinker and an entertaining platform lee
turer; having a faxclnatlng disposition, he
has a tact for making friends; his ideals
of honesty and Integrity are high, and he
does not henltate in doing what he believes
to be honorable and right, even at the cost
of losing many friends."
WORSE THAN BILL FIGHTING.
Automobile Rarlna- More Deadly Than
the Spanish flame.
New' York Commercial Advertiser.
Oldfleld, the champion chauffeur, within a
yeir having killed three spectators who
watched him race without a stone wall for
protection, announces that he will race no
more. H Is satiafled with the notches on
his stick and wants ho more. ( This repent
ance Is believed to be sincere, In view of
the fact that It will be some time before
th chauffeur recovers from the Injuries
sustained the last time his machine Jumped
An element of risk Is, perhaps, an in
evitable Ingredient to popular sport, and
what are euphemistically called "accl
denta" are certain to occur wherever man
or beasts contest. But the limit of toler
ance Is passed when the danger of tragedy
rises from possibility to probability and to
practical certainty. The last stage come
near being reached when machines almost
as heavy as locomotives, with no fixed
track on which to run, are turned loose
at the rate of a mile a minute within an
lnclosure. It Is not strange that there are
killings;, the wonder Is .that the mortality
Is not greater.
We reproach Spanish-speaking people for
bull fights. It would seem as if we might
profitably get the chauffeur beam out of our
own eye before devoting further attention
to the toreador mote In that of our neigh
bor. . . ..: .y. (i - , .
LIGHT AND BRIGHT. '
Sax When a man Is dishonest he gener
ally gets what he deserves In the long run.
rax ies, dui imna wnat a lot ot otner
things he gets in the meantime. Brooklyn
Jack What did your father sav. darllna.
when you told him, my love waa like a
broad and rushing river?
Mabel He said "Dam It" collier's.
Kind Ladv How lona- since vou have
done any work?
Hobo Pardon mo. mum. but I'm sensitive
about my age. Baltimore American.
The cow had Just Jumped over the moon.
"You see." she exolalned. "the honest
farmer was about to tie me to the railroad .
In her simple bovine fashion she chuckled
over the damages he had lost. New York
"Waa your charity excursion on the boat
a success, Mrs. Dasher?"
Qrand: We lost money, but all who
went say that they had a delightful outing
and feel at the same time that their money
went for a good cause." Detroit Free Press.
This is 'Dreservlnar time' with vou
women, Isn't it?" -"BtUDid
man! Women are busv nreaerv..
ins: an ine year round.
"Indeed? What is there for
them to pre-
'Their complexions, if there's nothlna-
else." Philadelphia Press.
"Mrs. Guschley remarked to me that It
must be pleasant to be married to a clever
man," said Proudley's wife.
, "And what did you say?" queried Proud
ley ''I told her, of course, that I didn't knOw
that I had only been married once."
Philadelphia Cathollo Standard.
In this month of harvest moon,
. With its peering, all too soon, 1
Laden branch and ripening grain,
Afterlude the sweet refrain
Of the promises of spring, '
Nature then did sweetly sing.
Now fulfillment greets the view, ',
Under ekles of aaure hue.
..Days that we ao well remember
In that now far-off September
'Mid ihe harvest then at home,
Ere the proud heart bade us roam.
Then the dear old father, mother,
And the sinter and the brother,
In those days of perfect weather.
Sweet communion held together
Pay a that oft will come again
For other melds and other men
' Days the treasured all too lightly.
While the sun shone on us brlfcyhMy.
Omaha. FRED T. RUDIQER.
If you have eye troubles yourself
It does not matter so much, but If
you have a child, or know of a
child, whose eyes are not exactly
all right, then for hurunnlty'e ssks
see that an optician is consulted.
Th little fellows arc depending
upon YOU. . They don't know these
lluteson Optical Co.,
213 So. 16th St '
Factory on Premises. Established 194.
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