Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, February 21, 1901, Image 3

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ta6e Bondman
CHAPTER IX Continued
It was intended that Jason should
start for the Sulphur Mines on the fol
lowing day and he was lodged over
vi night in a little house of detention
that stood on the south of the High
street But the snow continued to fall
the whole night through and in the
morning the roads were impassable
Then it was decided to postpone the
Jong journey until the storm should
have passed the frost set in and the
desolate white waste to be crossed be
come hard and firm It was now Wed
nesday of the second week in October
the Gore month and the people
were already settling down to the long
xest of the Icelandic winter The mer
chants began to sleep the livelong day
in their deserted stores in the cheap
stead and the bonders who had come
up with the last of their stock to
drink and doze in the taverns All that
day the snow fell in dust like flour
until white as it was the air grew
dark with it At the late dawn of the
next day the snow was still faling and
a violent gale had then risen An
other and another and yet another day
went by and still the snow fell and
the gale continued For two uays there
was no daylight and only at noon
through the giddy air a fiery glow
burned for an hour along the southern
-sky and then went out Nothing could
be seen of fell or fiord and nothing
could be heard save the baying of the
hounds at night and the roar of the
sea at all times for the wind made no
noise in the soft snow but drove it
along in sheets like silent gnosts
Never before had Greeba seen any
thing so terrible and still more fear
ful than the great snow itself was the
anxiety it brought her Where was
Michael Sunlocks Where was her
father There was only one other
whose condition troubled her and she
knew too well where he was he was
lying in the dark cell of the dark
house in the High Street
While the storm lasted all Reyjavik
lay asleep and Greeba could do noth
ing Eut one morning when she awoke
and turned to the window as was her
wont to learn if the weary snow was
still falling she could see nothing at
first for the coating of ice and hoar
frost that covered the glass But the
snow had ceased the wind had fallen
the air was clear and the light was
coming The buildings of the town
from the Cathedral to the hovels of
the fishing quarter looked like snow
mounds in the desert the black waste
of lava was gone the black beach was
jgone the black jokulls were gone the
black headland was gone that had
stretched like a giant hand of many
fingers into the black fiord but
height above height and length be
yond length as far as from sea to
sky and from sea to sea the world
lay lifeless and silent and white
aiound her
Then the town being once more
aivake Greeba had news of Jason It
came through a little English maid
whom Sunlocks had found for her
from Oscar the young man who had
gone out in search of her father and
returned without him Jason was ill
Five days he had eaten nothing and
nothing had he drunk except water
He was in a fever a brain fever and
it was now known for certain that he
was the man who had fainted outside
the Cathedral on the marriage morn
ing that he had been ill ever since
then and that the druggist of the
High street had bled him
With these tiding Greeba hurried
away to the Bishop
The poor man has brain fever she
said He was ill when he made the
threat and when he recovers he will
regret it I am sure he will I know
he will Set him at liberty for mercys
sake she cried and she trembled as
she spoke least in the fervor of her
plea the Bishop should read her se
But he only shook his head and
looked tenderly down at her and said
very gently though every word went
to her heart like a stab
Ah it is like a good woman to
plead for one who has injured her But
no my child no it may not be Poor
lad no one now can do anything for
him save the President himself and
he is notlikely to liberate a man who
lies in wait to kill him
He is likely thought Greeba and
straightway she conceived of a plan
She would go to Jason in ms prison
Yes she herseif would go to him and
prevail with him to put away all
thoughts of vengeance and be at peace
with her husband Then she would
wait for the return of Michael Sun
locks and plead with that dear heart
that could deny her nothing to grant
her Jasons pardon Thus it would
come about that she who had stood
between these two to separate them
would at length stand betveen them
to bring them together
So thinking and crying a little like
a true woman at the prospect of so
much joy she waited for Jasons re
covery that she might carry her pur
pose into effect Meantime she con
trived to send him jellies and soups
such as might tempt the appetite of a
sick man She thought she sent them
secretly but with less than a womans
wit she employed a woman on her er
rand This person was the little Eng
lish maid and she handed over the
duty to Oscar who was her sweet
heart Oscar talked openly of what
he was doing and thus all Reykjavik
knew that the tender hearted young
wife of the Governor held communi
cations of some sort with the man
whom she had sent to jail
Then one day on hearing that Ja
son was better though neither was he
so well as to travel nor was the snow
hard enough to walk upon Greeba
stole across to the prison in the dark
of the afternoon saying nothing to
anyone of her mission or intention
The stuttering doorkeeper of the
Senate was the jailor and he betrayed
A t
great concern when Greeba asked to
see his prisoner showing by his ghast
ly looks for his words would not
come that it would be rash on her
part after helping so much towards
Jasons imprisonment to trust herself
in his prenence
But what have I to fear she
thought and with a brave smile she
pushed her way through
She found Jason in a square box
built of heavy piles laid horizontally
both for walls and roof dark and
damp and muggy lighted in the day
by a hole in the wood not larger than
a mans hand and in the night by a
sputtering candle hung from the raft
ers He sat on a stool his face was
worn his head was close cropped to
relieve the heat of his brain and on
the table by his side lay all his red
hair as long as his mothers was when
it fell to tne shears of th Jew on the
He gave no sign when Greeba enter
ed tnough he knew she was there but
sat with his face down and one hand
on the table
Jason she said I am ashamed It
is I who have brought you to this
Forgive me forgive me But my hus
bands life was in danger and what
was I to do
Still he gave no sign
Jason she said again you have
heaped coals of fire on my head for l
have done nothing but injure you and
though you might have done as much
for me you never have
At that the fingers of his hand on
the table grasped the edge of it con
But Jason she said all is not
lost yet No for I can save you still
Listen You shall give me your prom
ise to make peace with my husband
and when my husband returns he will
grant me your pardon Oh yes I know
he will for he is tender hearted and
he will forgive you yes he will for
give you
My curse on him and his forgive
ness cried Jason rising suddenly
and bringing down his fist on the ta
ble Who is he that he should for
give me It has not been for his sake
that I have been silent witn the devil
at my side urging me to speak And
for all that you have made me to
suffer he shall yet pay double Let it
go on let him send me away let him
bury me at his mines But I shall
live to find him yet Something tells
me that I shall not die until I have
met with that man face to face
And Greeba went back home with
these mad words ringing in her ears
It is useless to try she thought I
have done all I can My husband is
before everything I shall say nothing
to him now
None the less she cried very bitter
ly and was still crying when at bed
time her little English maid came up
to her and chattered of the news of
the day It seemed that some Danish
store keepers on the cheapstead had
lately been arrested as spies brought
to trial and condemned
When Greeba awoke next morning
after a restless night while the town
still lay asleep and only the croak of
the ravens from the rocks above the
fiord broke the silence of the late
dawn she heard the hollow tread of
many footseps on the frozen snow of
the Thingvellir road and peering out
through the window which was coat
ed with hoar frost she saw a melan
choly procession Three men sparsely
clad in thin tunics snow stockings and
skin caps walked heavily in file
chained together hand to hand and leg
to leg with four armed warders close
ly muffled to the ears riding leisurely
beside them They were prisoners
bound for the sulphur mines of Krisu
vik The first of them was Jason and
he swung along with his long stride
and his shorn head thrown back and
his pallid face held up The other two
were old Thomsen and young Polve
sen the Danish storekeepers
It was more than Greeba could bear
to look upon that sight for it brought
back the memory of that other sight
on that other morning when Jason
came leaping down to her from the
mountains over gorse and cushag and
hedge and ditch So she turned her
head away and covered her eyes with
her hands And then one two three
four the heavy footsteps went on
over the snow
The next thing she knew was that
her English maid was in her bedroom
saying Some strangers in the kitchen
are asking for you They are English
men and have just come ashore and
they call themselves your brothers
To be continued
Praise from an Expert
Hamlin Garland has received from
a Southwestern cattleman the follow
ing letter in regard to his new book
The Eagles Heart I wish to con
gratulate you Your story The Eagles
Heart is shore all right you never
made a miss throw but landed square
ly over the horns every time This
praise dont come from a tenderfoot
but a cattleman who has been through
it all and is still in the business
Paris Has a Tablet Restaurant
A veritable quicK luncheon It is
said is to be had at a restaurant in
Paris where a dinner of several
courses composed of concentrated food
in the form of tablets can be con
sumed in a few minutes The entire
meal indeed can be carried about in
the vest pocket or pocketbook
Juvenile Pianos
Half size pianos are being bade in
Germany for the use of children who
are learning to play Doctors declare
that much permanent injury is done
to the muscles of the fingers by en
deavoring to stretch an octave or more
so the new pianos are made with keys
half the usual width in order to pre
vent such injury
The Agricultural Meaeure Passes -After s
Pour Days Debate
Colorado Senator Announces that He
Will Prevent Any Vote on Shipping
Bill During Present Session Miscel
laneous Matters
WASHINGTON Feb 16 That the
opposition to the shipping bill in the
senate will not permit a vote to be
taken on the measure at the present
session was made clear during the
closing hour of todays session For
several days it has been evident that
it would be difficult to gain unanimous
consent to take a vote on the meas
ure but not until late today was the
frank admission made that a vote
could not be hd
During the few hours consideration
of the bill Mr Teller announced his
intention to prevent a vote this ses
sion In an impassioned speech he
said he would not consent to a vote
and it must be apparent that no vote
could be had
- The statement by the Colorado sen
ator elicited a sharp response from
Mr Aldrich of Rhode Island who in
sisted that despite the declaration of
Mr Teller the business of the senate
would proceed in accordance with the
wishes of the majority
Mr Tellers statement also drew the
fire of Mr Chandler of New Hamp
shire who asserted that the position
of the opposition was preposterous
Mr Hanna of Ohio replied to Mr
Teller in a forceful speech in the
course of which he became impas
sioned in his denunciation of the
methods employed by the opposition
to defeat the measure The advocates
of the bill he said were honestly en
deavoring to advance the best inter
ests of the country and he resented
the insinuations against their honesty
of purpose
Prior to these remarks Mr Perkins
of California delivered an eloquent and
forceful speech on the bill He sup
ported the bill particularly the idea
of giving subsidies to American ves
sels but pointed out what he believed
to be defects in the pending measure
He attacked especially the provision
for foreign built ships
Early in the day the agricultural
appropriation bill was passed after be
ing under discussion for nearly four
days Senators Tillman and Bever
idge enlivened the session with a dis
cussion of their relative knowledge of
Mr Mallory had opened the old fight
upon seed distribution by offering an
amendment proposing to strike out
the provision for the distribution of
seeds and substituting an increased
appropriation for the purchase abroad
of rare and valuable shrubs vines and
cuttings with a view to adapting them
to this country He declared that the
distribution of seeds was paternalism
of the most offensive sort
Mr Tillman proposed a substitute
for Mr Mallorys amendment provid
ing in brief that the appropriation
made in the bll for the purchase of
seeds be doubled Mr Tillman assert
ed that the bill provided considerable
sums of the weather bureau which
was of insignificant benefit to the far
mers of the country and for forestry
which had no direct connection with
farming To this statement Mr Bev
eridge of Indiana took sharp excep
tion declaring that the South Caro
lina senator exnibited dense ignor
ance in his statement as to forestry
Ill be obliged to our wise friend
the new Solomon from Indiana said
Mr Tillman derisively if he will tell
us what he knows about farming
I got my knowledge by practical
experience retorted Mr Beveridge
Mr Tillman replied laughingly that
there seemed to be innumerable law
yers in the senate who were born on
farms and perhaps nau followed the
plow for a few dnys and now posed
in the senate as farmers
There are other farm implements
of value beside the plow suggested
Mr Beveridge there is the pch
fork alluding to the South Carolina
senators political sobriquet
Ah we have got the pitchfork in
at last said Mr Tillman good na
tuerdly Now Ill proceed to use it
on the senator Does the senator mean
when he talks of the denudation of
the land of trees and of the drying
up of rivers that it affects the farmer
or the commerce on the rivers
Woman Landlord on Her Muscle
MPHERSON Kan Feb 15 Mrs
Christina Aschman owner of a build
ing in Inman the upper floor of winch
was rented for a billiard hall became
suspicious that liquor was being sold
there and demanded admission It
was refused and she smashed the door
in with an axe The proprietor at
tempte interference and Mrs Asch
man threw him down stairs then pro
ceeded to smash the contents of the
room in Nation style
Wort Press Indian Kill
WASHINGTON Feb 16 Congress
man Gamble has decided not to press
the bill ceding Indian lands in Greg
ory county South Dakota to the gov
ernment The Indian appropriation
bill contains general authority for in
vestigation with a view to securing
cessions of such lands to the govern
ment When the bill becomes a law
Mr Gamble will formally recommend
that steps be taken to acquire Indian
lands in Gregory county
Several Thousand Tdle People Parade In
Butla Pest
BUDA PEST Feb 16 Several
thousand persons out of work marched
through the principal streets here to
day carrying mottoes such as Bread
or work is our right and singing the
Marseillaise They also began
smashing the windows of restaurants
and stotes The police in force dis
persed ihe mob after scenes of vio
lence during which many arrests were
Home Committee Approves the Nevrlandi
WASHINGTON Feb 15 By a voti
of 7 to 3 the house committe on i
ligation today voted to report favor
ably the Newlands irrigation bilL
heretofore explained in these dispatch
es with amendment offered by Wilson
of Idaho and Mondell of Wyoming
which will improve it The three
members who fought against the bill I
were Tongue of Oregon Barham oil
California and Ray of New York TLe
attitude of the latter is explained by
the opposition of farmers of New York
to any more free homesteads but the
opposition of Messrs Barham and
Tongue is not accounted for They
have always been regared as varrn
friends of the irrigation project and
as the Newlands bill meets the ap
proval of all representatives and sen
ators from the regions affected as
well as all government officials who
have given any study to the subject
opposition from the coast was not to
be expected While there is not much
time remaining for legislation at this
session Newlands Shafroth Wilson
and King who have been untiring in
their efforts bdlieve that the bill
agreed upon today may be enacted A
similar measure prepared by Senator
Hansbrough has been reported to the
Representative Mondells bill to
continue in force the provisions of
the Carey act until otherwise provid
ed was today reported favorably from
the committee on irrigation by Rep
resentative Wilson This act which
unless extended ceases to operate
after 1904 permits states and terri
tories having arid or semi arid lands
within their boundaries to segregate
them for reclamation purposes Mr
Mondells bill also provides that the
contract between state and United
States provided for in the Carey act
shall not hereafter be required
Sonator Thurston Will Enter Protest
Against Any Change
WASHINGTON Feb 15 Collector
Patterson of the Dubuque la reve
nue district had a conference with the
treasury officials looking to the divi
sion of the Nebraska district Ho pre
sented his reasons for the proposed
changes using the argument that if
South Dakota was attached to Iowa it
would greatly benefit South Dakota
business men as he would put stamp
deputies in two or three points In the
state thus saving trips to Sioux City
where the stamp deputy is He also
stated that Collector Houtz had re
fused to make such an arrangement
It is learned that officials of the inter
nal revenue bureau are not inclined to
favor the proposed division of the Ne
braska district as the Dakotas are
opposed to being split up for the bene
fit of Minnesota and Iowa without
some corresponding return The mat
ter has been Anally presented to the
president and it is expected Secretary
Gaga will discuss the situation with
his cSlief this week
Senator Thurston will present a pro
test against any change in the district
and in the face of this with the oppo
sition of the North and South Dakota
delegations it is not likely any change
will be made
Sale of Danish West Indies an Immedi
ate Possibility
COPENHAGEN Feb 15 Important
developments in regard to the sale of
the Danish West Indies are expected
shortly It is said in well informed
circles that the foreign office is unable
to send a definite and favorable reply
to the United States
King Christian it is understood
gave assurances that while he pre
ferred the islands to remain Danish if
the circumstances could be improved
he would do nothing to prevent their
The Rigsdag has apparently con
cluded that enough expenditures have
already been made for the West In
dies so it is unwilling to give the fur
ther appropriations necessary to re
tain them
Fix Exposition Kates
NEW YORK Feb 15 At a meeting
of the trunk line passenger agents
the report of the committee to ar
range rates for the Panamerican ex
position was adopted This report
provides for three general bases upon
which to establish rates each varying
according to the time allowed and the
accommodations given The cheapest
will be coach excursion for five days
at siightly more than the single fare
for the round trip
Smashers Turn on a Church
WICHITA Kan Feb 15 A special
to the Beacon says The United Pres
byterian church at Winfleld had all
its windows smashed with the excep
tion of two during last night It is
supposed to be one result of the bitter
joint war in progress there yesterday
The church was a fine large struc
ture with stained glass windows be
tween fifty and sixty in number The
damage done exceeds 200
Iowa Sword for Evans
WASHINGTON Feb 15 The sword
voted to Admiral Robley D Evans by
the Commercial Exchange of Iowa will
be presented to the former command
er of the Iowa Wednesday evening
at the admirals home on Indiana av
enue in this city by Governor Hull
chairman of the committee on mili
tary affairs and in the presence of
the Iowa delegation and its friends
He and Sclnvan Are Among Generals Off
the Active List
WASHINGTON Feb 15 Generals
James H Wilson Fitzhugh Lee and
Theodore Schwan will be retired to
morrow the last named on his own
application Colonel A S DaggetJ
Fourteenth infantry will be promoted
to a brigadier general succeeding
Schwan and will be retired immediate
ly with his higher rank
Commoner Comment
Extracts From W J Bryans Paper
During the last campaign the demo
crats pointed cut that republican suc
cess would encourage the party inpowr
to increase the standing army The re
publicans evaded the auestion for the
most part and when they were chal
lenged to meet it resorted to subter
fuge and deception They claimed that
the army then In service was made
necessary by the war in the Philip
pines and called attention to the fact
that the increase expired by limitation
in 1901 They pretended to believe
that the army could be reduced before
that time if the republicans won at th2
election and the Filipinos were as
sured that there would be no change
in the administration These argu
ments ought not to have misled any
one because the president two months
before hostilities broke out at Manila
asked for authority to raise the army
to one hundred thousand
A republican house of representa
tives passed a bill giving him the au
thority and the democrats and their
populist and silver republican allies in
the senate secured the limitation
which the republicans were after
wards so anxious to hide behind The
election resulted in a republican vic
tory even more pronounced than the
leaders of that party had expected but
the war in the Philippines did not ter
minate and then the imperialists came
out from under cover and boldly de
manded an increase in the military
establishment A bill was introduced
hurried through the house and sen
ate and is now a law The title of it is
a confession of cowardice It is not a
bill to increase the size of the stand
ing army but a bill To increase the
efficiency of the permanent military
establishment of the United States
It provides that the army of the United
States shall consist of fifteen regiments
of cavalry a corps of artillery thirty
regiments of infantry one lieutenant
general six major generals fifteen
brigadier generals etc etc etc Each
regiment of cavalry and infantry has
one colonel one lieutenant colonel
three majors fifteen captains fifteen
first lieutenants and fifteen second
lieutenants besides sergeants sergeant
majors corporals etc the etc in
cluding among other persons pri
vates ranging from forty three to seventy-six
in each cavalry troop and
from forty eight to one hundred and
twenty sevcfi in each infantry com
pany The president is given the dan
gerous power to increase the army to
the maximum The number of enlisted
men may include twelve thousand na
tives to be enlisted in the Philippine
islands if the president sees fit to en
list them
If anyone will read the bill complete
and count the number of generals col
onels lieutenant colonels majors cap
tains first lieutenants second lieuten
ants adjutants inspectors quarter
masters and other officers with life
tenure he can understand something
of the force which militarism can com
mand in any legislative contest with
the taxpayers
It is easier to increase an army espe
cially the official part than reduce it
and the people have before them a dif
ficult task but the burdens and men
ace of militarism can be relied upon to
arouse the people When the awaken
ing comes it will be found that the
people who profit by a large military
establishment however powerful in
present influence are insignificant ic
numbers compared witli those who are
It is significant that the republican
newspapers insist that the United
States must be suzerain to the island
of Cuba
The New York Tribune declares that
the United States acquired suzerain
rights because Mr McKinley in a mes
sage to congress asked that body to au
thorize him to proceed to secure in
the island the establishment of a stable
government capable of maintaining
order and observing its international
The Tribune is pleased to overlook
the fact that subsequently congress
declared that the people of Cuba are
and of right ought to be free and inde
pendent and in behalf of the United
States congress disclaimed any dis
position or intention to exercise sov
ereignty jurisdiction or control over
said island except for the pacification
Cubas right to freedom and indepen
dence is not affected by anything the
United States said Our declaration
that the Cuban people of right ought to
be free and independent was simply a
recognition of a right possessed by
those people against Spain and a right
that would continue to exist even
against the United States
But when we have expressly recog
nized the rights of the Cubans to free
dom and followed that recognition by
a promise that we would not seek to
exercise sovereignty jurisdiction or
control over said island except for the
pacification thereof we are estopped
from making any pretense to suzerain
rights or any other authority in that
The Washington correspondent of
the New York World attributes to the
administration a deliberate purpose to
prevent the Cuban republic from hav
ing that complete independence that
must belong to a successful republic
One paper aptly describes the situation
when it intimates that the administra
tion is looking for a new insurrec
The Chicago Times Herald refuses
to indorse the practice of deportation
It says
Deportation is a proceeding which
Americans condemn unreservedly in
other governments than their own and
we imagine that there are very few
people in this country who can take
the slightest satisfaction in the ban
ishment of Filipino prisoners to the
island of Guam
Deportation is one of the corallaries
of imperialism So long as we insist
upon a policy of imperialism we must
not be sensitive when we find it neces
sary to adopt all the un American hab
its essential to maintaining that un
American policy
The annual report of Major General
MacArthur U S V commanding di
vision of the Philippines military gov
ernor of the Philippine islands ia
very interesting It makes two large
volumes and is full of statistics and
other information It presents a num
ber of facts heretofore carefully con
cealed and just as strenuously denied
by the authorities at Washington It
Is not possible within the limits of an
editorial review to mention even t
small portion of the interesting mat
ters discussed and the valuable infor
mation furnished by General MacAr
thurs report The report is dated
Manila P I October 1 1900 and is
therefore well down to date
Among other interesting facts fur
nished is one concerning the number
of summary courts martial held in thu
division oi the Philippines The re
port shows that about 20 per cent of
the soldiers serving in the Philippines
have been tried by summary court
martial and about 18 per cent con
victed It is also shown that 9 pe
cent of the soldiers are in the hospital
from one months end to another Of
the hospital cases 23 per cent are due
to the malarial fever The death rate
is 28 per 1000 per annum This is rath
er large when it is remembered that
the soldiers were selected with a view
to their physical fitness
Here is a very interesting paragraph
interesting to those who have loved
ones in the Philippines
The number of deaths in the army
has steadily increased and diminution
of the death list can scarcely be ex
pected The number of men shot from
ambush by small guerilla bands now
exceeds those killed at any previous
time and as time progresses and thj
men become more and more debilitated
by tropical service the more marke1
will be the ratio of deaths
This is the country that is to offer
such wonderful opportunities for Am
erican settlement
Another very interesting fact is sec
forth by General MacArthur in the
following words
Wherever throughout the archi
pelago there is a group of the insur
gent army it is a fact beyond dispute
that all contiguous towns contribute
to the maintenance thereof In other
words the towns regardless of the
fact of American occupation and town
organization are the actual basis of
all insurgent military activities and
not only in the sense of furnishing
supplies for the so called flying col
umns of guerillas but as affording se
cure places of refuge
There is something humorous about
this The idea of a town garrisoned
by American troops affording secure
refuge for insurgents is likely to pro
duce a smile
General MacArthur has been in the
Philippines something like two years
After eighteen months service and ob
servation there he wrote under date
of October 1 1900 the following
The Filipinos are not a warlike or
ferocious people Left to themselves
a large number perhaps a considera
ble majority would gladly accept Am
erican supremacy which they are
gradually coming to understand means
individual liberty and absolute secur
ity in their lives and property
It seems that General MacArthur
made another guess between October 1
and December 25 1900 for one the
latter date he wrote to the adjutant
general in Washington as follows
Expectations based on result of
election have not been realized Prog
ress of pacification apparent to me but
still very slow Condition very inflex
ible likely to become chronic I have
therefore initiated a more ripid pol
icy etc etc
When the commanding officer of the
Philippines does not know from one
month to another what the conditions
are in the Philippine islands it is too
much to expect that the administra
tion organs will be implicitly believed
every time they say the insurrection
is ended and the Filipinos happy un
der American rule
Of all the absurdities suggested by
administration politicians with rela
tion to the Cuban constitution the
most thoroughly absurd is the state
ment attributed to several republican
United States senators that before
congress takes any action with respect
ot retiring from Cuba a clause must
be Inserted in the Cuban constitution
expressing gratitude to the United
Cubans say they are willing to adopt
an independent resolution thanking
the United States but that it would be
ridiculous to incorporate in their con
stitution an expression of thanks In
this they are eminently correct We
did not place God in our constitu
tion With what reason shall we in
sist that the United States shall be
placed in Cubas constitution
Justice is the lat thing Neeley and
Rathbone should ask for but it should
be the first thing they get
When it is officially decided just
when a pig becomes a hog we may ex
pect to have it officially decided when
an infant industry ceases to be an in
fant industry and becomes full growD
The Commoner is grateful for the
kindly welcome extended by friendly
newspapers and accepts the hostile
criticism in the spirit in which it is
The expectations of the administra
tion have not been realized says Gen
eral MacArthur Thus an even bal
ance is maintained between the admin
istration and the public
If we have peace in the Philippine
islands why is It necessary to continue
the press censorship And if press
censorship is still necessary why no-
admit that war is in progress
It appears that the more peaceful the
Filipinos become the more reinforce
ments MacArthur must have T ho
Filinino commission seems to need the
1 services of- a first class occulist