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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, BEFTEMHET? S, IfJOf.
Tim Omaiia Daily Dee.
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(SeaL)
N. B. HUNOATX. Notary Publio.
- 11 1
r Republican congressional primaries to
day. .
) A whipped Japanese U a dead Japa
nese none other genuine. .
. - ' -
Do you want to be represented In
congress by Johu N. Baldwin? .
The CItIc Federation asked for proof
about 7Mr. Gurley. Now they hare It
What 'will' they do about It?
Champions of a constitutional conven
tlop,for Nebraska are not making the
campaign their previous activity prom
ised. ..
It Is in accord with the eternal fitness
of things for federal office holders to
support Gurley in order to rebuke Roose
velt With, the f opt ball season., so near at
hand, people may read reports of the
carnage in Asia with full knowledge
that the worst is yet to oome.
' Taf the present war Iiusulk has , the
satisfaction of knowing that It can lose:
everythlLag beyond Harbin and .still bo
the largest ' contiguous empire on earth.
Ouce a lobbyist, always a lobbyist
-A irian-'wlio engineered railway bills at
Lincoln Would not 'stop when he got to
. Washington iwfcfcre- his , constituents
could not, watch hha.
-Building permit figures for the month'
of August just passed are' far ahead of
the figures for the corresponding month
for five yearn' back. : Thls is In pretty
good sign of Omaha's growth. '
Friends 6f WUUnm Allen White must
regret that; with all his ability, be ap
parently lacks the power. -ot saying any
thing in favor of a man without drajfr
ing a comparison "vrwxn . must
sarily , be. odious-.. , ' , , - , .
neces
Out of respect to his age, possibly, but
mora probably because of the poor
showing 'he made before tbe notification
committee no one has suggested that
Mr. Davis follow the lead of Senator
Fairbanks in his present speaking tour.
. The Chtnese idea of neutrality ' 'is
shown by the readiness with which they
sell provisions to either party r.pon the
production of the price. In this respect
the neutrality ideas of the orient and
, of tbe Occident seem to be in full accord.
The northwest Is anxiously waiting
to hear of steps taken to punish the
Wyoming lynchers. Someone has a
precedent to establish and It will not do
to model after those states when negro
lynching Is an Incident rather than a
crime.
Farmers who assaulted a . socialist
speaker near Pierce may cot want to
assist the socialist propaganda, but their
methods will do more to stimulate the
idea than all the talk of the orators.
The blood of the martyrs Is still the
eoed of the church.' ' ' 4
St Petersburg's intimation that Kour
opatkjo may have fooled the Japanese
as to the location of his real line of de
, fenslve works at Llao Yang will be ac
cepted as a ray of hope by those readers
who are becoming tired of the monoto
nous tone of reporta from the seat of
war., ' - . i
Having weathered the perils of the
Ulster County fair. Candidate Parker
flie a date for his. visit, to. 8t Louis.
It is to be hoped he will use an observa
tion car in order to learn how much of
the nation Ilea outside of the borders ot
New York and still east of the Missis
sippi river.
Now the Associated Preas says that
Mr. Hill did not deliver the speech at
Deposit N. Y, yrhjch has caused so
much talk, but that it was sent out by
a local reporter who never heard the
former senator talk. Perhaps someone
'"raked" aleo the annouueeuieut f his
coutsU.il-.ttiS letlrt-iasut win- politics.
TlftttK 19 TtACB.
"The people have shown a certain
acute defl're for peace). and the adminis
tration ,1s. Just 'now. trying to "pcrsusde
them that that is what. 'Mr. Roosevelt
will give them, remarks- Parkfr
ofgah. , Why shonld any prwsalon yt
this kind be necessary T There Is peace
and has been during all the time since
Mr: RhnaM-olt Uvann nrp-ldent. What
better assurance than this can the peo-
pie desire of the continuance of peace
ft the present' administration Is retained
in power? What ground 'is there for
thlnkln that if Roosevelt Is re-elected
...
there would be danger to tne country s
rM tta i,o- -ion- nothing and said
nothing to give warrant for such belief
. han.ion Dn the contrarv his
messages to congress and his other pub -
He utterances show that he is as anxious
as any citizen for peace,
' ' - m -, .
In his speech of acceptance President
rtnoapvoit 1.1: "We earneatlr desire
friendship with all the nations of the
new and old worlds, and we endeavor
r r.i.M nnr wlatlona with- them nnnn a
basis of reciprocal advantage instead of
hostility. We bold thai the prosperity
of each nation is an aid and not a
hindrance to the prospeHty of other na-
tlons. We seek international amity for
the an me roaanna that tnaka na helleve
in neace within onr iwa borders, 'and
we seek this peace not because we are
afraid or unready, but because we think
that peace is right as well as advan
tageous." No fair minded and unpreju
diced person will find fault with this
and it is Justified by the whole course
and policy of ;the administration, no act
of which has been a menace to peace.
if Mr. Roosevelt were the "war lord"
which bis opponents ' allege he could
have found opportunity for.dcmonstrat
ing that character in the trouble be
tween Venezuela and foreign powers.
but all the efforts of the administration
were directed to bringing that difficulty
to an amicable settlement. In the Colom
blan-Panama .matter the course of our
government prevented civil war on
the isthmus in which we might have
become Involved. Th course of the nen we see it, Dossed by the same old
government in regard to the. war in the Wa" street which " debauched Cleve
far east Das been most careful and dis- 'and'a second administration.; . These
creet and is universally commended.
The truth la that the talk ahont
danger to the pe of the country if
Mr. Roosevelt Is re-elected is the purest
fu-tian and those who make it. know
it to be. "No sensible man can seriously
believe that the president has any de-
sire to Involve the country In war and
if it be said that there is danger in
hio Impulsiveness the answer is that
those who are most intimate with Mm
officially say that be gives to all ques
tions affecting our foreign relations the
moat deliberate and careful considera
tion. Intelligent American voters are
not so gullible that they can be per
suaded that' the re-election of Roosevelt
would endanger the nation's peace. That
is an absurdity too palpable to influence
anybody with common sense..
' tl . J I ' ; :-;
TBS CROP SCARE,
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remarks I
u vuBetu'wMuuivrcuii ayer remaras I
that -hli. attKtritsta .t thii irt, f .u. I
to affect, the speculative? Wrketjl .by
"scare" report about injury to the cr6ps
are no new tbjng, there' gppeara to be an
unusual sensitiveness to their eiTect this
year on account of the hope of Improved
conditions which denends so larlv nnn
the coming harvests. It thinks there Is
no doubt that there baa been much con-
sclous. and intentional exaggeration in
the reports of injury to wheat .in the
northwest from rust" "There has been
a setback for the wheat crop undoubt
edly, and the yield will be a moderate
one. probably under 000,000,000 bushels,
and the surplus for export will be
smaller even than last year, but it can
not be called a poor crop, not nearly so
small as the-'our gacciim" lurrest
beginning with 1803, when the price
was much lower than now. Our) wheat
crop will -be considerably below the re
cent average, it la remarked, with' a
price that has not been equalled in many
years.,- Some farmers will suffer serious
Individual loss, but as a whole the yield
promises to be one of full value to them,
while other cereals ' are likely to be
garnered in unusual abundance.
.
in regard to cotton, to which alarm-
lata for speculatiTe gain direct their at-
tenUon. the paper gays that while there
1- . Mnnetle.aKI-. W ... I
has unquesUonably beeh some setback
w i-ruy trotu i weatner conaiuons, 1
iucr is no eviuence oi injury compar-
able on the whole with that of last year,
"There Is nothing In authentic reports
it . J A .MM I
to Indicate serious or extensive injury
. .iu .uu way inn expect a
nt, BVW, an unpreceaentea
one." The paper quoted says that apart
from whoa anil mttnn , .
rZ .ZnT-l P !! 1
for abundant crops, with good prices
and unusually prosperous conditions for
-
tne farming population.:.. This means a
demand for the product; 'of other In-
dnstrte. which. w.l contribute . mate-
rlally to a revival of activity in general
VHUiicDft . " I
. i su-uje -
- PARKER S BALFEEARTKD 8UPP0RT. J
One of the most significant phases of
tne nauonal campaign is the weak-
gneea support the democratic candidate j
tor uie presiuency is receiving from
those who were relied upon to bear the"
Wunt or tne nattie. Much has beerf
made of tne manner ln which a number
of New York newspapers have flopped
to the support of Parker, but in truth,
this support has done as much harm as
good.
The chief contributions of tbe Brook
lyn Eagle, the New York Times and the
New York World have consisted so far
In badgering, proddjng and nagging at I
Parker to explain this .or that part of I
his speech, to give a definite statement I
upon some issue cr to define his position
on some plank ln the platform. The
famous gold telegram sent to St Louis
was the beginning of the matter, credit
for that being claimed by the Brooklyn
Eagle. Since then the World and the
Eagle have bet" on opposite sides ot
the Philippines question, one holding
that Parker meant lndepeudenco for the
PU!ptno, the other Uuit he did not The
Hearst paper ,n the meanwhile have
contented themivlves with abuse of the
republicans, and have said but very
little about the democratic nominee, the
reason being that the youthful Achilles
la sulking in his tent Foiled in his as
piration's for the nomination, llearst de-
cllnes' to vglve bis successful opponent
wore than lip service. .
The democrats concede that without
New York they cannot win, and so far
I as they depend for New York upon their
newspaper support,' the present outlook
I is becoming darker and darker.
I w a Tanv r,v cup n r inn a
V. ' 7 "w
T&omas E. aUon, the populist pres-
I Wentl.l candidate, is unsparing in his
"position ana anaiysig or tne aema.
10 nTd Wcr of the dbmocratlc
party. In a speech at Atlanta he de
clared that in this campaign the demo -
i ... .
crauc 'eaaers nave prostituted tne name
I ""'"'"v
taejr snaU w wlndIy followed in spite
" ""-fc '""""
everT Principle or democracy, lie saia
that tor rtf years the democrats
the uitl haTe ben doing, business
I u iwn u. uir ooi
tock-In-trade, yet he pointed out, in
eTer' ""wonai piatrorm 01 ine aemocracy
rrom 187- l88" VnT Was pieflged
t0 respect tbe rigbta of the negro as
conrerrea Dy tne amenamenta to tne
constitution. "What, can vthe southern
negro dor asked Mr. Watson. "He has
Deen aisrrancnlsed in nearly every
southern state. The cry that the people
of the south are In danger from the
negro he characterized as tbe most
hypocritical that unscrupulous leader
ship could Invent. . !
Referring to the democratic candidate
for president Mr. Watson asked what
Judge Parker has ever done that was
notable, or what has he ever said that!
was memorable. "Democrats are told
that they . must support the national
ticket this time and that we' will all
go to work for reform after the election.
How can- any man reasonably hope to
secure reforms In the democratic nsrtv
I quotations lndicatt Aha.splrlt to which
1 the populist candidate has entered upon
and wllf pursue his campaign. .'He has
no toleration for the party which after
w&n: years or warfare upon Wall street
and th ."mney Power" Is now courting
ineir ravor ana support ,. Mr. Watson
W1U m an interesting figure in the. cam
Paln una promises to, prove a. thorn
ln thft democratic, flesh that wll be ex
Cfedmgly irritating to that party,
DO TmtriSEED A QUARDIA.M
Do the republicans of the Second con -
gresslonal district need a political guar
dian? Are they disqualified from mak
ing an intelligent choice of a candidate
who Is. to represent them ln congress?
Have they mortgaged themselves body
and. sout politically and given a powe:
of. attorney to John N. Baldwin to select
a candidate Whnin'nv "ro tn. aiinnnrt
- -u,
at uie peDUDiican nrimnnoa? i. v.-. n
at ..republican primaries? ' ;
-T y- ,
.quesuons must .suggest 'tnem1
thougtfuIrepUblcana on the
vtf U tbe n-tIon of the prellmi-
nary congressionaif campaign. . These
aro not frivolous or Irrelevant questions,
Tbejr are forced nPn e republicans of
w-wks vy tne- conaiuons wnicn
""" iuem- " ""not ne saia mat
Mr Baldwln' Preference is merely an
"P"5100 of gratitude or the discharge
of an obligation. On the contrary, it is
a deliberate cold-blooded attempt by tbe
corporation of Which Mr. Raid win is th
nonrlrnl hM Alight
r "
publican politics of this congressional
aistnct and -to foist upon the party a
candidate who received his early train-
in as a nald lohhrlat f th.r
tion, and who would be subservient to
its wl"! regardless of the interests or
the wishes of the people whoui he would
represent This is no't the first time
that .auch a high-handed-attempt has
been made. It is pimply a repetition of
the campaign of two years ago, when
ui. i-uqwnii.on sougnt to perpetuate tfig
tenure or office of a nonresident . , I
The question is, will the republicans I
tamely allow Mr! Baldwin td have his
w waV Will .- - I
;'' , " . V"'"""""' vly I
t"e""reTC "'" P"nca gnaraiansMp?
, Howell.' the hombss. -tni n
sf I
in the Junior yellow the rea-nlar nnni
of deceptive water works orimera for
the consumption of the gullible. . These
rprimers all show that ' Ouiara pays
$02,800 a year for hvdrantx whil citie.
. - :
that own their own water works pay
nothing, but they studiously omit to say
that nrooertv owners ln thns eiti.i in.
stead of being taxed to rav hvdrant
. . . " . '
renta" ta,0d 40 w ,Ilte5e't on
water bonds, wMch rnmi r.n k.
. : - - muvu I
the some thing.
Treasurer Mortensen's monthly stite
Tn?'
tat money ,n bl" custody are models
""v . w .. vu.;,cui.u.ifvilCDBi LI Hll I
(previous state iteasurers maae periodic I
financial exhibits 'llkd these. Nebraska I
wonld have been several hundred thous-
and dollars to the good now charged off
to broken banks and treasury embeasle- j
ments. The taxpayers have confidence
in Mr. Mortensen because be takes the
people into his confidence,
Tom Blackburn thought that by as
suming to run a congressional primary
all by himself and usurping the long I
establiahed, recognized powers of the
various county committees Included
within the district be could make it a
cinch for his pet candidate. Black-
DUrn cinch . primaries, however,
threaten to kick more at the breech
than at the muule.
Incidentally, does Milwaukee pay that
showman-educator to come down to
Omaha and assist the corporations to
fasten a lobbyist on the people of tbls
district as their- choice for a representa
tive? We shiver for Milwaukee when
he once gets into the running up there.
Wouldn't Foik have a picnic In tbe
forthcoming speech La has promised to
make to Omaha In behalf of the dem-
ocratte otpdldate for congress if he
could bold up the republican nominee
as one of the same class of hireling
lobbyists he has been getting after so
red hot in UlssouriT
Colonel Bryan wllf take a ' three
weeks' rest right in the midst of the cam
palgn. Docs any one imagine he would
have laid off at this time had he sue-
I ceeded in prevailing on the Bt Louis
J convention to turn down Judge Tarker
and give the nomination to Hearst or
some other ardent Bryanlte of previous
years?
What Interest .has John N. Baldwin
and the railroad be- represents that
should make him so anxious to send
man to congress from this district
owned by him all by himself? Is the
-
railroad negotiating some new legisla-
tion wnicn it wants logrolled tnrougn
the house and senate at Washington?
Those obituary notices of David Ben
of Uett Hill are premature, as the deceased
onmay nt any time assert his intention of
bemr resurrected n should there be any
cabinet plums jyjng around -loose, Be-
i Bides the dear departed has made prom
I laug before, t
I And ' now if appears that Walter
J ifoise is ' furni'sfilng boose and .boodle
to boost Baldwin's candidate at' the
republican primaries. Possibly Walter
Moise, who Is a democrat considers it
a good Investment for the re-election of
Hitchcock. , ,'
. r-Plata !- of Proanrcss.
- Boston-Transcript
It Is a sign Of advancement, toward pracr
Ileal aerial navigation whan a balloon can
be made to keep afloat as long as the
rations bold out .- '.
. Stating the Whole Case.
Kansas City Journal.
One reason why republicans are confident
of carrying the .country in November is
I because nobody can give an intelligent rea
on wn tn, snouia not
"Take Year Haana and, Go."
Chicago , News.
Considering that a meat amino Is In
plain sight, the oyster comes to the relief
of the beleaguered and distressed consumer
just ln the nick of time.. ,
Embarrassing- to Politicises.
Washington Star.,
Some of the men who have heretofore
been libera campaign contributors are
causing embarrassment to soma of the
politicians by a sudden righteous Inclina
tion to let the election proceed strictly on
Its merits. '
Dfgrclnar Yoath's Errors,
Washington Post.
Candidate DaVIs ' la naturally incensed
1 at those persons' who And fault with the
record he made' In the senate. He feels
that the errors 't)t youth should not bo
charged - agaki st -i man after ha baa
reached' the age-of discretion.'
' Jfo' Time to ' Bot lau
'Indianapolis News.
of Belgium ''thsV'Ka should send a man orer
nere to ask FresWint itoosevelt to use his
-i 1 v-jlv ..j-
i gooa omces iwwmu vno rcawirtLiuii ui prow
In th far east but 1H tne present state of
exdtnf aSrt tti it looks
k a mig badlfa. to butt in. ,
r Canada Grabs f'Basy fOBey."
. Philadelphia Record. '
Immediately after the Canadian Paolflo
railroad ordered SO.OOO tons of. steel rails
from American mills at. a pr"ce of .some
where about 121, the Canadian government
clapped , a duty of 17 a ton on rails, i which
Is increased 10 per- eent to $10.60, under the
"dumping" clause of the new tariff.' It is
I not yet clear whether this is a neat stroke
I by the Canadian government to get 1630,000
I f money,", or whether It Is pinlsh
I n..! 1l K. -.nel.n
for not buying Its rails at home, no matlw
what the price might be, or how long It
might take to get delivery. The pretext
tor the Imposition of the duty was that the
rails could be made In the Dominion, but
the president of the railway says there Is
not a steel plant ln Canada, "capable of
producing a rail either economical!; r or
effectively,"
POLTCAt DRIFT.
Jerry Simpson tried to capture a nomlna-
tion as delegate to cons-res. ln New Mezioo
and was defeated by-a man named loney.
Chesty Gullet U one of the populist noral
nse tor ut offlo la 111,no1- B'M
caonot. unuomuma way me
campaim does not take on a srtous as.ject.
Th4(r, u notwB,, out the camp,Ugn
!?:Tr.:ta-
VI Cs-LlU VaVisUlUO, I'fW JUT UTCrnOT Will nOlU
thirtv lotnt debate- throuah,t th. .t..
with all the "flains.''
A New Tork' business man offers to put
up $100,000 on thS' propositions that Roose
velt will earry New Tork state and that
he will be elected 'president The offer Is
divided 150,000 on each. He can't lose,
Rev. Pr. Swallow, prohibition candidate
for president, la a wise one. He considers
hU cma,1, bmriness proposition, and
those Who care to listen to his vocal efforts
wu in th. slot, rm u.t
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A Chicago merchant, wrote the word
'graft" 'across the face of a check whloh
he sent to the city hall in payment for the
S-a A
tign to be torn dpwn. Moral, don't get
gay.
The continental party contributes a na-
t,onl Uct the gaiety of the campaign.
I 'l"1 Jll!t"ii?n!: wer!1
X.nt Oeor.
Thirty-four delegates attended the bim of
h P " Chicago.
Judge Gebhard Wlllrlch of Milwaukee
has been appointed and has taken charge
of the. foreign language bureau of the re
publican national committee. It la the pur.
pose of the committee to circulate large
volumes of campaign matter in the Ger-
man and Scandinavian languages.
Tbe political situation in Kansas la get
ting warm, especially In tbe Seventh dis
trict, where Victor Murdock and W. F.
Be Hale are running for congress. Mr. Mur
dock has promised his supporters irrigation
for the district if he Is elected, but Mr.
Bellsle has rone hint one better and has
promised that the government will rid
Kansas of ths grasshopper peat should he
be the successful candidate.
James Orover of Tom's River, N. J., has
a picture of his elgSt sons and one daughter
taken while they were all at bla home re
cently. The father, eight sons and son-in-law
are ardent republicans. A copy of ths
photograph was sent to President Roosevelt
with a request that be write his autograph
thereon. He returned It with these words
written on the bottom: "August 4 With
best wishes for the members of a good
American family t row TUeodus Roosevelt-
OTHER LANDS THAU OtRS,
Th Russian Infantry regiment rorslsts of
four battalions, and each battalion has
four companies. There la one rstra com
pany to every regiment making seventeen
in- all. On the peace footing the company
means over 100 men, beside the commis
sioned officers. So the regiment consists of
1,867 men, seventy officers and twenty-five
horses. On the war footing, which la what
the dispatches deal with now, the strength
of every company Is doubled. Hence the
regiment becomes seventy-nine officers.
1.M6 men and 100 horse. In aotntal field
operations, of course, the numbers are re
duced more or less, by the sick list the
men detached for various duties and the
breaks In the lines made by death and un
filled by recruits. But It Is always safe to
reckon a Russian regiment on the war
basis, at not lees than 1,000 or 1.600 men.
There are regiments, however, very dif
ferent from the regular Infantry organisa
tion. The so-called rifle regiments hsve
but two battalions. On the peace footing
they consist of thirty-three officers and LJ00
men, with eleven horses. On the war foot
ing there are thlrty-flve officers and 1,191
men. There (are separate rifle battalions
ef about the same strength as those ot the
battalions In the rifle regiments. The Cos
sack Infantry battalions aro not organised
In regiments. - The' battalions run from 831
to 1,086 men, with from forty-nine to 100
horses. They nave twenty-two officers. All
these figures of Cossack troops relate to
the war footing. The fortress regiments
are alike In peace and war, and they num
ber seventy-nine officers and 4,814 men to
the regiment' 1
The Japanese government has been very
secretive of late 'years as to Its military
organisation and strength, but It Is known
that tbe army Is built on the German
model, which means a regiment of three
battalions, each of four companies, the
companies having 146 men and four officers
ln peace and 150 men In war. On the war
footing a Japanese regiment means twelve
companies of 2S0 men each, or I, wo in an,
divided Into three battalions of l.OCO men.
The brigade in of two regiments, and the
division baa two brigades. Hence a divis
ion means. In war, about 11,000 Infantry,
besides four squadrons or more of cavalry,
Of 1E0 men to the squadron, and four bat
teries of artillery, or about 700 men of that
arm; also a battalion of riflemen or pio
neers, or both. A complete division should
have 14,000 men or upward. ' x
The religious census of London made by
rtoiiv News does not disclose
so great an Indifference to religious ob
servance as- was to bo expectedfrom the
preliminary' discussions of the subject No
effort was made to estimate the relatl
strength of th various denominations; the
aim was to find out how generally people
actually did attend any church or religious
meetings. The population of London proper,
excluding the Inmates of Institutions, is
4.470,304; of Greater London, also excluding
the Inmates of Institutions, 1,770.09, or a
grand total of 6,240,336. One-halt of this
number waa arbitrarily taken as represent
ing the possible churchgoers, excluding the
very young, the very old, the sick and
those whose occupations prevented them
from attending church. The attendances
amounted, for London proper, to 1,008.661,
and for Greater London to 610,664. The
deductions from these figures made to ao-
count for those who attended church twice
in on day leave the total attendances at
862,061 for London proper and 420,383 for
Greater London. It thus appears that 474
persons ' Irr "the possible ' 1,000 1 attended
church. If the census be accepted as trust.
worthy..' This is a quite favorable show
ing and' exhibits the' metropolis of the
world aa'a body of churchgoers. ,
V Spain does not attempt to maintain a
military .atnd , naval establishment beyond
Its- needs it will In a few years be in a
better position than It bad reached before
the 'war. ' The ' army on a peace footing
numbers "about 120,000 officers and men, a
much larger regular force than ia main
tained by the United Stales, with Im
mensely greater resources. Spain cannot
hope to' become an. important naval power,
and anything approaching an ambltinus
naval program is out of the question. Tho
country - la apparently removed from ths
field of European complications and can
direct a large portion of the sum How
spent on an unnecessarily large military
establishment to the payment of the public
debt and tne decrease of taxation.' Four-
fifths of the soil ot Spain is classed as
productive. The country Is rich In minerals,
particularly iron, coal and copper. If the
war with the United States baa compelled
the Spaniards to exploit these' sources of
wealth, that conflict will have had sub
stantial compensation.
The Mersey Hallway company, which
electrified the railroad connecting Liverpool
and Birkenhead last year, has reported te
the , shareholders upon the operation -since
electric trains were put info service. This
road, which - runs through a tunnel under
the Mersey river, had been operated ' by
steam up to tho time of the change in sys
tem. It had not been profitable and traffic
had fallen oft greatly, due to the discom
forts of the trip. : After electrification the
speed of the trains waa Increased and the
schedule much Improved, The sis months
of operation show a good increase In traffic,
though this la not quite as large .as the in
crease in train miles. ' However, tbe traffic!
seem to be catching up to this "gradually.
The cast of, propelling trains has been
much reduced by the change. Under steam
the cost of the energy for one train mile
was 8.6 cents.. Wltto electricity if is 10.4
cents. It is said, also, that the cost . of
maintaining the permanent way has been
reduced by more than one-half. The total
working expenses With steam traction tut
the sis months ended December, 1901, were
82 cents per train mile. During the corre
sponding period of last year, with electrio
traction, they were M cents per train mile.
It would seem that the Chinese ought to
be particularly - well Informed about the
Russo-Japanese war and its causes. There
has been for some time a semi-official paper
in Chines published in Peking under Jap
anese auspices. The Russians, not to be
outdons, started, another . through th
Russo-Chlnese bank. .Each of these parti
san Journals gives political and war news
from Its own point of view,' leaving to the
perspicacious Chinaman the task of dis
entangling the contradictions. Now tel
Germans, fearing the effect on the Chinese
mind and public opinion, have' started on
their owa account a newspaper which will
Interpret the views of . the Germsn Lega
tionthose, ot course, of the German gov
ernment Incidentally it will endeavor to
counteract the distrust of German inten
tions In th province of Shantung, which Is
said to be becoming very pronounoed. It
would be exceedingly interesting to know
what th Chinaman thinks of It all. .
Selalag Opvortaalty.
Cleveland Leader.
As far back as the days of the civil war
there were Americans who knew how to
"sets th day." The late William Weight
man, who left a fortune of tao.OCO.OuO to his
daughter, recognised, early ln 18tl that
quinine would become one of the most
valuable commodities la the world. His
firm secured vsst quantities of cinchona
bark, extracted therefrom th medicine
that was indispensable in the south, and
laid the foundations for on of tbe big
fortunes ef modern Umea,
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LACOHING LIMBS.
What's th news from the front? asked
the first citlsen of Bt Petersburg.
'inat our front is now wnere too rear
was." reDlled the second, dolefully. Phila
delphia Ledger.
"Do you feel rested after your vacation T"
tendencies. "After all that railway travel
and aun burn and rowing and tennis ordi
nary work seems - like . tttlastul repose."
Washington Star. . ,
Sir. you are a chean ran baa-." '
"pooh, pooh! Don't think you can insult
me by insulting my business."
wnai is your dushissst
"I'm ' a balloonist" Cleveland
'.Plain
Dealer.
Weary Willie I like de fall, don't youT
Dustv Rhodes Yer. vir don't sret ma hot
not woram , new xora una.
Xrata Parent StoD that drummlna. Didn't
I tell you I wouldn't speak to you again?
eon ies, pa.
Irate Parent Then what did tou da it
foiT ,
Bois I wsntd to see if you had told th
truth. Chicago New
Caller Kitty. Is that your parrot?
T.I, ,1a nt.l VT,. in..j n.L.
. . . v. v... ..... . , u , ... n.ii. aiio luina
next door left him with us when thav wane
away on their vacation. . 'Fore he begins to
talk I want V.o tell you that he doesn't. be
long to our church. Chicago Tribune....
Her Husband I aunnraia a woman WniiM
have to be. nulte a Dhiloaouher to iia Indif
ferent to her appearance. '
She She'd havS to be a lunatic Rrnnk.
lyn Life. :M .
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popular and becoming suits for the 'boys at
prices ranging at - . . ; ( , - ;
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' Brooklyn Life. ' ' "'.
A thousand sing the girl of Sltrlngv-i .
The maid of. fluff and laces; -A
thousand xnoro their fancies pour.
To tell the June bride's graces:
The Bummer girt of smile and cart '
OcohsIoa rhyjulB0'criWtrifl tn
And now Is due A tribute to. . ...
The bonny girt of -fall. '
- The Fall GlrtV. v 'i-r;-.
- .The tall girt- .
In blu or gray or brownt .
y In tailor-made .
: Sh la array eds .. . .' ..
She's coming back to towiv
We celebrate .the graduate '':."
Demurs in mull or -chalUsr:
The tennis girl, with skirts awhrl.
Evokes a rhyming rally; .
Wo softly chant th debutante -
At her Initial bait .,, - . t
Where la the Muse of him, who views)
The bonny girl of.Xalll . . .
The Fall Girl J
Th small girl
In blue or gray or brownt
A rare delight
Unto the sight
She's coming back to town.
From bead to feet she's trim and neat
Her cheeks are fuil of color
That makes the glow the maplec show
Seem dim, and cold, and duller.
Now coma the days of smoky has
And distant winter's call
In autumn's blur Hats oft to Her,
Tbe bonny girl of fall I
The Fall Girt- ;
- Slve's all girl.
In blue or gray or brown.
Or any hue
That's swagger new
She's coming back to town.
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