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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
B. rtOBEWATEn , Editor.
Dally U ( Without Sunday ) , One Year It 09
Dally Hc nnd Hunday , On * Year. , . . . , . S 00
fllx Month * , . . . 404
Three Month ' . . . . . JJ
Uunday lice , On Year JJJ
fUturday lice. On * Year * !
Weekly lice , One Year
Omnhai Tlw , Heo llulldlng.
Bouth Orraha : Singer Illk , Cor. K and J4th Sts.
Council muffs : 10 I'carl Street.
Ch'ca o Office : CO ! Chamber of Comrnerco.
New York : Temple Court.
Washington : C01 Fourteenth Street.
All communications relating to news anJ edlto-
rial 'matter ihould be addressed : To the EJltor.
All business letters and remittances should b
addressed to The Ilee Publlshlnc Company ,
Omaha. .Drafts , check * , express ami postoflle *
money orders to be made payable to tht order of
TUB IJEE PUDU8HINO COMPANY.
STATEMENT OP ClflCUIiATION.
Btnto of Nebraska , Douglits county , ss :
Oeorite II. TuclmJk. secretory ot The flee Pub-
llililDfr company , beingilulr sworn , siys that tnr
. clunl number of full and complete copies ofTLe
Hally , Morn'.ngIlvenlnf and Hunday UP prlntrJ
during the month of March , 1598 , was as follows !
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in . 22,477
It 22.2S4 27 . 22.111
17. 22.377 23 . 23.641
13 j..21.818 . 29.1M
14 27.4S1 20 . 24.702
IS 22,207 21 . Z2.CS7
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Total 7K.60r. |
Ijcu returned and unsold coi > lt 11w3
Net total rate * Ml.Olft
Net dally average :2 , ] < ? 1
OCORQR n. TZSCHUCK.
Bwdrno before me anil subucrlbed In my pres
ence this 1st day of April , 183S. N. P. TOII *
( Seal. ) Notary Public.
A Tcxns ntlmlror of Mr. Bailey notes
that while ho continues to lent ] , he np-
pcnrs to be constantly short of trnmnd.
Although the American correspondents
have nil left Havana that is no reason
wliy Havana should disappear from" the
According to latest advices the scat of
war has been transferred from Cuba to
the floor of the house of ni roseiitnMvos
Isn't It about time for Buffalo Bill to
offer the president the services of n
flotilla of prairie schooners munitioned
with glass balls ?
Why should a congressman enlist In
the army to go to Avar when lie can have
all the lighting he wants by staying right
In the national cupltol ?
It will be observed that most of the
virulent critics of President McKlnley
have been in the business ever since
McKlnley became prominent In national
Just to vindicate the flowers that
bloom In the spring , tra-la , Govcrnoi
Holcomb seems to have renewed his
harmless practice of throwing beautiful
bouquets at himself.
la It not a little premature for the
-Commercial - club , or any other club for
that matter , to Ugure on what they arc
going to do with the dividends declared
on exposition stock ?
viaduct along Twenty-fourth street
will be one of the necessities of the
near future. A new viaduct to replace
the tottering bridge on Sixteenth street
is one of the necessities of the Immedi
According to the popocratlc organs
the popocrat who cxprcHses aversion to
war will have to defend himself from
tlio charge of surrender to Wall street.
Nothing but the free shedding of blood
will .comply with the 10 to 1 platform.
Not nil of the preparations for In
creased business on the railroads have
been tnado in the west. One eastern
railroad alone will spend a million dollars
lars for new cars made especially heavy
to accommodate the coal nnd Iron traflic.
Eastward the star of prosperity.
The fact that bounties arc being paid
'for enlistments iu the navy recalls that
when Oklahoma territory was organ
ized among the laws adopted bodily
from the code of another state was ono
providing for a navy and a naval mill-
tla. Where arc the Oklahoma seamen ?
Governor Holcomb says there is no
good reason just now for the populists
giving up the rule against third term
nominations , but that it would be
mighty nice to prove the rule by nn ex
ception for the place on the ticket to J > e
occupied by. the gubernatorial candi
That lown prisoner who lost the sheriff
while being taken to the penitentiary
and tried In vain to Induce somebody
to arrest him as a fugitive from Justice
is now Jn a position to endorse the asser
tion that the'voters are not always duly
careful as to whom they elect to olllcos
It will be noticed that Governor IIol
comb's apologists do not pretend tlnU
the Roveruor has not delicti the law in
refusing to hear the Inineadmieiu
charges preferred njjnlnst his reform po-
llco eommlssionciH , but set up us a de
feuse that he la above the law. in thli
free cojnjtry there Is no such thiiiK roc-
OBiiIzed ns the divine
right of kings or
When the uext legislature of Wlscon
la meets It will have before It u coin
prehenslve report on prison labor In that
Btato and elsewhere made by a commis
sion appointed hy the governor for that
purpose. The prison labor problem Is
becoming of great Importance- especially
to workingmcn , and legislatures more
anxious for full Information on the sub
ject before acting.
The action of Governor Black of New
York In vetoing three-fourths of the bills
which came to him from the legislature
besides killing many others by his in
flucnce is generally commended. Botl
governor aud legislature are republican
but every legislature passes so man )
bills that are u.sclrss or worse than
useless that ( her * Is alwajri room for
.run rvuTicAL CAPITAL
The effort of -democrats In con-
ress to make politic * ! capital out of the
ipnnlnh-Amcrlcnn Issue wilt be con-
icmncd by all fair-minded men. The
ttncHnpn the president by , Bailey , Lcntz
nd others are wllolly unwarranted and
ndcfcnslblc. No man whose mind Is
ot controlled by partisan prejudice can
doubt that President McKlnley as cnr-
testly desires the Independence of Cuba
s any man , but ns n conscientious ex-
ciitlvo he must hare regard for the
> ast course of the government and re-
pcct the principles of public law recog
nized by the civilized world. There Is
10 warrant In our history for the de-
nand that we recognize the Independ
ence of Cuba , but on the contrary there
arc abundant precedents , as the prcsl-
lent pointed out In his message , against
ccqgnltlon. Even If It be admitted that
he Insurgents have a government , ns
hey claim , wo do not know that It Is
null a government ns this" country ought
o recognize. Moreover , If there is to
bo Intervention , this government docs
not want to be In n position which would
compel If , in pursuance of its own act ,
o be subject to the direction of the Cu
bans. If we recognize the so-called re
public of Cuba as an Independent nation
wo shall be bound to treat it as such
and not undertake to control it
President McKlnky's policy la In com
plete accord with the past policy of this
government'nnd In line with the well
mown principles of public law , which
as ono of the great family of nations
he United States.must consider and re
The Spanish government has deter
mined to make no more concessions. It
vlll wait for action by the United States
) cfore taking , any decisive step , but It
s very plainly implied in the official
lotc issued by the , 'cabinet that It Is
lie government's intention to accept wnr
f there is armed Intervention by this
country dn Cuba. It has been thought
tot Impossible that at the last moment
Spain would yield and withdraw its
nllltary , and naval forces from Cuba
ind Cuban waters. The German minis-
er of foreign nffairs has besu reported
as having expressed this view. There Is
lothlng In the latest advices from Ma-
Irld to warrant a donbt as to the fixed
inrposo of the Spanish government to
esist with all the power It can com-
naud the policy proposed toy the presl-
lent and which will probably be au-
horlzed by congress.
Whether or not Spain would declare
vnr Is problematical. That government
night regard armed Intervention by the
United States ns tantamount to n dec-
aratlon of war on our part and simply
nect force with force. The probability
s , however , that war would bo declared
uul that In doing so Spain would appeal
.o the European powers , urging that she
was not responsible for war aud asking
the sympathy and moral support of the
lowers. But In any event It Is assured
lint armed Intervention In Cuba will
nean war. Spain will fight , not with
my expectation of retaining Cuba , but
for the rcnsou that it 4s necessary to
maintain the present dynasty. To sur
render tCuba without being compelled to
lo so would undoubtedly bring about the
overthrow by revolution of the reigning
lynnsty , tout war would firmly unite
the people nnd the loss of Cuba would
: hcn perhaps not seriously affect the
ilynasty. The queen regent has oar-
lestly endeavored to avert war. .She has
eagerly besought the courts of Europe
to exert their Influence to prevent hos-
: llltlcs. But undoubtedly ns between
wnr and the surrender of Cuba without
n conflict , she will favor war. This , nt
nil events , is the nttltudc of the Spanish
cabinet and their decision- will be
COMPARATIVE SKA POWER.
If In u war between the United States
nnd Spniu , which would of course be
chiefly a nnvnl conflict , the decisive
fighting would be done , by 'battleships
and first-clnss armored cruisers , this
country has n large advantage.
The United States has now on the At
lantic ready for action the first-class
battleships Iowa , Indiana and Massa
chusetts and one of the second class , the
Texas. Spain has but two battleships ,
the Vitorla and Pelayo , the former old
and the latter not now ready for service.
Spain has one very large cruiser , the
Carlos V , now undergoing repairs , and
eight other cruisers , armored and uu-
armorcd , most of them at Cadiz nt last
accounts , and two atj'orto Rico. Against
these the United States has the armored
Brooklyn nnd New York , the swift pro
tected Columbia and Minneapolis , all
ready for service. There are smaller
cruisers , monitors and gunboats which
make nn auxiliary force superior to any.
tiling that Spain can present.
The New York Times says that If our
navy should have an encounter with
that of Spain In West Indian waters or
near our coa.st , or If It should blockade
the port of Havana and await attack ,
the battleships and supporting cruisers
of the first-class would 'have ' little to fear
from the Spanish cruisers , even if all
that nrc available should be brought to
gether. The battleships would only bu
vulnerable to torpedoes , If these insidi
ous engines of attack could get at them ,
and It is likely that our force of moni
tors , small cruisers and armored tugs ,
aud such torpedo boat destroyers as we
may have nt command , would be able to
Spain must rely mainly upon her tor
pedo fleet , or that portion of It which
has been made up for aggressive action ,
for the greater part of the fleit consists
of email boats that probably Spain
would not attempt to bring over , since
these boats are not designed for a Ions
sea voyage and besides they could
easily bo destroyed If they ventured
across the ocean. The flotilla nt Cape
Verde Islands , consisting of three large
torpedo boat destroyers and three first-
class torpedo Iroats , Is really formida
ble , though by no means Invincible. An
other flotilla Is being made upi at Cadiz
which will bo fully as strong nnd per
haps stronger than the one at Cape
Verde Islands , but ns It could not reacli
the West Ind'.ps
In much less than a
month If war should come In the meanwhile -
while this flotilla would probably uol
be permitted to crow Ut ocean , it U
Mfe to wine that It would be Inter
cepted and destroyed. *
There Is no doubt as to the naval supe
riority of the United States over Spain
except la the matter of torpedo boats
nnd torpedo boot destroyers a very Im
portant matter , certainly , but even with
this difference the advantage Is still
with this country , There Is another re
spect In which we are probably superior
aud that Is In the qualifications ot our
seamen , who have been selected with
great care. Perhaps there Is no better
discipline In our navy than In that of
Spain , but It would undoubtedly be
demonstrated that In the handling of
ships , In marksmanship and In most
other respects American seamen arc su
perior to the Spanish.
W11AT WILL , TUB OOVKIINOR DOT
In order to give a semblance of nou-
partisanship to its report , the legislative
Investigating committee organized to
nbsorb $10,000 of the taxpayers' money
has sandwiched Into its findings nn Item
of $160 illegally drawn from the state
treasury by Janlcs C. Dahlmau while
acting as sheriff of Dawcs county. In
other words the charge Is made that
James C. Dahlmau , chairman ot the
democratic state committee and now
drawing $2,000 a year as one of the sec
retaries of the state railroad commission ,
has collected $100 from the. state on a
This Is a more serious charge than
was embodied In the last populist cam
paign handbook In which $500 of money
said to have been stolen by , Eugene
Moore was traced Into the hands of
Frank Kansom , chairman of the silver
republican state committee.
The question Is , What will Govorror
Holcomb do about this ? Will he Ignore
the report because It implicates one of
the chosen reformers ? Will he allow a
man whom his own party representa
tives have accused of fraud upon the
state to continue to bold a lucrative
office of honor nnd trust under his ad
Has the governor the moral courage to
rebuke dishonesty anTong his own polltl
cal followers nnd associates ?
X031B NEULKVTED UlWtA'ANCES.
While there Is a legal fictloij that ev
eryone Is presumed to know the law , the
truth Is that not one person in one hun
dred has even n fair comprehension of
what the law allows or forbids. This
Is particularly true with reference to the
ordinances of the city relative to street
nuisances and similar offenses. To bring
these provisions of the city ordinances
to the attention of the public the city
improvement committee of the Woman's
club hns prepared the following compil
Sec. 25. Misdemeanor ordinances. No
person shall throw , east , lay or drop on any
sidewalk or crossing In the city ot Omaha ,
the rind or peel of any oraage , banana , apple
or other fruit ; persons violating these
provletons shall , on conviction , be fined not
to exceed $10.
Sec. 36. Defacing buildings and trees. No
person shall cut , Injure , mark or deface any
public building , tree or any shrub growing
upon any street , alley , public square or park
under a penalty not exceeding $100.
Sec. 38. Injuring fences , lamp posts ,
etc. It shall be'unlawful for any person'to
purposely mar , Injure , deface , remove or de
stroy any fence , gate , lamp post or sign
board or awning In any street or public
place , or In front of any private premises
within the city under a penalty not exceeding
Ordinance 3,415. Prohibits the circulating
or distributing of hand bills or circulars
upon streets by fine not less than $2 nor
more than $20.
Ordinance 4,072. Prohibits the putting )
sweeping , dropping or placing on any street
or alley of any glass , china , crockery , nails ,
wire , steel or othei metal under penalty of
not less than $1 nor more than $10.
Ordinance 4,073. Prohibits the sweeping
or throwing of Utter on paved streets , alleys
or sidewalks under penalty not to exceed
Ordinance 4,266. Provides against spitting
upco steps and corridors of public buildings
or on the platforms or In the cars of street
railways with penalty from $1 to $10.
It Is plain that it is nof from lack of
salutary legislation that the streets of
Omaha are not kept in the best possible
condition of cleanliness , but rather from
Ignorance nnd neglect of the nuthorlties
to enforce the penalties. The work ui-
tlertnkcii by the city improvement com
mittee with the children of the public
schools ought therefore not only to be
encouraged , but extended to the adults ,
who are in reality the more chronic of
The marriage of the woman- superin
tendent of public Instruction for Colorado
rado to an army officer is causing the
wise ones of the Centennial state n great
deal oC worry. If she taker .the name
of her husband the official documents
emanating from her office will bear a
name not known to the records of the
state and if he should change his name
It would be a question whether he could
continue to draw pay on his commission
in the army. As a compromise it is
stated neither one will submit to a
change of name and the superintendent
will continue to sign papers with the
name under which she was elected to
ll is to bo hoped the county commis
sioners arc through with the applicants
for salaried sinecures who persist in de
manding special exposition exhibits by
Douglas county. The exposition bonds
were voted as aid to the exposition en
terprise , which involves nn outlay of
hundreds of thousands of dollars. To
squander any large part of this fund
under pretense that it Is necessary to
advertise Douglas county by an exhibit
of farm products nt nn International ex
position , which Is the biggest advertise
ment Omaha and Douglas county could
possibly have , Is simply inexcusable.
The charter vestsIn the mayor the
exclusive power to appoint ( special poll
llcemcu subject to the approval only of
the police board. The police reform out
laws , however , pretend to appoint nm
commission tipcclal policemen without
reference to the requirements of thy
law. No such bogus policeman has an >
authority to make arrests , but Is himself
subject to arrest for personating an of
ficcr. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
flow to Be Ilnppr Wttltoat Tldle * .
One ot fbe things ot Interest In the com
lag fair In Omaha will be a aulto ot rooms
decorated In pleasing fashion to ahow tba
n can % * , kMjf , thoufk. without tidies or
Ibbona tied tjftN fuftiliur * . The discover ?
f this poMWrmT 'will creAtt a social rev
ision In NewJteflaaJ.
Life for Gold.
Brery hundud. weight of , gold so far ob
alned from Jh Klondike-has cost one hu
man life and Uie'ltbor of ' thousand men.
t Is rather exyfriTe ttuff.
Mr. Willie Jehnlnga Bryan denies that he
aa said anything itn approval of McKlnley'a
ourse In the KJnban affair. H Is believed ,
owever , that MrJIcKlrrly has felt no sense
f loss. l
IWoMi for Both.
The model of the Maine Is to bo removed
rom the Navij , , department at Washington
nd exhibited -at the Omaha Exposition.
About the same time we ought also to be able
o exhibit a model Cifbaa republic to the
world , < i
' _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Let it On nt That.
The Spanish minister of marine says : "No
panlsh ahlp should strike her colors to an
American man-of-war. She should blow up
ler own magazine first. " If there la no ob-
ectton from any source and we hear none
hat proposition will bo accepted without de
I > lke > Davy Crockett' * Coon.
The promptnes with which Spain agreed
o pay 450,000 pesetas ( $90,000) ) for damage to
Qermaa property and the killing of some
lerman citizens In 'Cuba ' shows that she
cnows a war ship when she sees It headed
China' * LOHB i 'Mankind' * Gnln.
Clex eland Plain Denier.
What Is the Chinaman's low Is mankind' *
gain. It Is a good thing for the world that
ho vast area known aa the Chinese empire
n gradually passing Into foreign hands. Its
csourccs are Immense end must bo devel
oped. The Mongolian has held out against
ho onward sweep ot progress as long as he
an. He must stand aside for those who are
moro capable. I' Is rather sad to ece bis
ountry taken away from him ; but sympa-
hctlo considerations do not Influence the
workings of that law known as "the survival
ot the fittest. "
Dritnin'M Commander on the Nile.
Springfield ( Mom. ) Republican.
General Sir Herbert Kitchener , who has
won fame by his campaigns In the Soudan
nd especially by the completeness of his
victory at the battle of Atbara , Is about 47
years of age. He entered the Egyptian sorv-
ce In 1874 and has participated in nearly
11 the fighting against the dervish power
Inco the fanatical horde of the raahdl first
became formidable. In this campaign he has
ad as his chief adviser that remarkable mao ,
Slattn Pasha , who was with Cordon at
Chartoum and who was held a captive In the
Soudan for thirteen years. Slatln Pasha's
ntlmate knowledge of all the Soudanese
rlbes , their language and ways , has ren
dered him Invaluable to the British general.
MiUlclniio "Yellow" Fnkc.
It will bo recalled by those whoso mem
ories are oven moderately retentive that
Captain Slgsbee In 'his testimony bcforo the
senate committee on foreign relations , which
was printed In aJJ the news-papera - , absolutely
declined to expyes'q.any opinion when asked
who waa responsible for the destruction of
his ship. The storx widely published yester
day and "voucttedtifor by a member of the
committee , " toHhet effect that Captain , Slgs-
bee had BWornHhat the Maine was blown up
by a mine cdnHected by a wire either from
he shore or Irofo th.e "Alfonso XII" was , there-
'ore , a monstrous find malignant , falpohood.
The fellow whojetarted this mischievous and
designedly Inflarnniatory rumor ought to bo
publicly whipped.1 ; '
There are fijw atal Avalanches In the
European Alps ; , r nowadays , because many
casualties of the kind In the past have taught
the people caution qlrfithey no longer venture
raahlyMrfthe pJCthsr.wh'leh the terrible enow-
tlldea may , b , directed , to take. There have
) een few such , "catastrophes In the Alaskan
Alps heretofore , because there were no vlq-
.Irr.a within reach. Doubtless the avalanches
iravo been tumbling down the seep sides of
the Chllkoot pass for ages , just as that one
did which overwhelmed BO many gold seek
ers a few days agp and their traces must
-.avo beeen visible to those who chose to look
for them , but "the " , hundreds of men and
women who scrambled-aoross the pass were
; hlnklng only of reaching their destination
and It a thought of the 'Impending danger
crosaol their minds at all they trusted to
get cafely by before It fell. ) In the course of
natural events there will be other avalanches
on this trail and they will have many more
CIVIL SERVICE IlKKOHM.
DnlnenB Method * In. the Mannicexnemt
of loww Stitte Institution * .
Philadelphia Times ( dem. ) .
The governor of Iowa , although a repub
lican of the etraltest sect , seems to be a
pretty good sort of civil service reformer.
The Iowa legislature recently passed a law
placing the control of the charitable and
; > enal Institutions of the etate In a governing
board of three men , who are to be paid rea
sonable salaries for their services and one
of whom at least shall be a member of t&e
Immediately upon the passage of the law a
swarm.of second and third rate applicants
tor membership In'toe board appeared at
Dea Molnea with their grip-sacks full to
bursting of political Indorsements and recom
mendations. Governor Shaw rejected every
applicant of this class and appointed three
men , not one of whom was seeking the place ,
and every one of whom was eminently nt for
It. The Deg Molnes Leader , a democratic
organ , thus sums up the qualifications of the
"William Larrabee of Clermont , state sen
ator for eighteen years , governor for four
years , successful business and public , man.
U G. Klnne of Des Molnes , twice democratic
ca" itQ 'or go\ernor , justice cf the supreme
court until January 1 last , lawyer and Jurist
and one of the recognized leaders of Iowa
democracy for many years. John Cownll of
South Amana , farmer and extensive business
man , president of the State Agricultural so
It doesn't require a prophet to foretell that
the asylums and prisons ot the state will be
well managed under the supervision of such
a board. The great wonder will be how It Is
possible for a man like Oovernor Shaw to get
elected to the chief magistracy In Iowa.
AN U.VKCIUAI.LKO OITOHTt.MTY.
Why Every IVrictrrn State Should
I'artleliinte In the IS\iioi Hini.
Bar ) , anclsco Call.
Tl" nearer domes the opening day of the
" " ransm'sslsslppl.Exposition the more evtdcut
U tvo fact that. . In'1 not having provided for
an exhibit ther'e' ' ' California has made a mis
take. Perhaps I tt'Ms ' even now not too late.
Much could be dene between this time and
the 1st of JuneJ nhen the doors are to open.
The exposltori'allOmaha la to be more ex
tensive than there- has been held la this
country , with taVsmsle exception of the Co
lumbian affair.rKd buildings now apprrach-
In ? completion are large and artistic and are
to house products of science , art and Indus
try from all ovcrtae .world. U Is worth re
mark that the affair was originated at
Transmlsslsslppl Congress at which a Cal I for
nlru presided , n il.that there was present a
strong and enthusiastic CalKornlan delega
tion. J I
In the preliminary work the people ot
Omaha have shewn remarkable zest and gen
erosity , ani theH'spIrlt has Infected all the
states With the exception ot the one capable
ot making the finest display of any. There
are two things to be ccosIderoJ. It Is ne
cessary to bave a domestic market as a for
eign one , and visitors from every part of the
country will be 'In Omaha by the thousands
during the six months the exposition Is to be
under way. Furthermore , California Intends
soon to bave an expcsltton on a magnlflcenl
scale. The merest recognition of the ben-
oflts of reciprocity ought to cause llbera
treatment of Nebraska. The money expended
and the good will shown wculd bring rich
The managers desire that If nothing more
be done commissioners be appointed from
this state and private exhibits be forwarded
It certainly seems strange that among the
states Invited to participate California should
be the only me to refuit.
f iini > nint.rMui.il .
CO.HHBJCT 05 THK CIU8II.
St. Louis Olobe-Democrat ( rep. ) : President
ifcKlnley supports bla position on recognl-
Ion and Intervention by quotkiR from Jack
son , Grant and Cleveland , which ought to
satisfy all opinion s to Impartiality In a
Kansas City Star ( Ind. ) : It seems that An.
drew Jackson pursued ttosame sort of policy
n regard to the Independence ot Texas that
President McKlnley has resolutely main-
alned respecting Cuban Independence. Those
who arc crying , "Oh , for on Andrew Jack
son In the White House now , " will do well
o read President McKlnley's citations from
Jackson's comments on the status of Texas
sixty years ago.
Philadelphia Record ( dem. ) : "War. " said
jpeaUcr Reed In a letter written to a
ilasaachusetts reform club member "Is note
o be gayly Indulged In aa a festival , but
entered upon cautiously after every expedi
ent has been tried. " This sound and shrewd
observation , albeit a mere commonplace ot
lew England caution , furnlttics a master
cey to the prudent and sagacious policy of
ho leaders at the federal capital who muit
soon solve the complex problem of an un-
ireccdentod International situation.
New York Sun ( rep. ) : Possibly Spain may
respect ono reason for submission to the
American demand that she retire frcm Cuba.
f she refuses , her troops In Cuba are
libld to extermination. When once Cuba
realizes that Havana 1s blockaded by the
ships ot the United States , the Spanish sol
diers will not long be able to withstand the
ooaaulta of the revolutionary forces. They
will be cooped up la belplees exclusion from
tie rest of the world , and their fate may be
maglned. The rescue of the Spaniards in
Cuba under the circumstances should be an
achievement sufficient to enable Spain to
abandon Cuba , with honor.
New York Tribune ( rep. ) : The woes of
he Cuban people must bo abated , but the
tfalne must be remembered , The age-long
menace to American peace and welfare must
at list bo endad. but the Maine must be re
membered. The outrage upon humanity
must be abolished , but the Maine must bo
remembered. There can be no settlement of
the Cuban question until ( hat part of It Is
settled. "Remember the Alamo ! " was the
cry of the Texans In their war for inde-
> cndcnce. moro than halt a century ego.
iualn will have no one to blame but ber-
elf If her flog Is forced to vanish from the
western hemisphere to the cry of "Remem
ber the Maine ! "
Louisville Courier-Journal ( dem. ) : Such
attacks upon the president aa that made _ by
entz of Ohio , in the house Thursday , cm
do the democrats no good. Wild assaults
loon the president's Integrity will be re
routed by the people Just now , who , how
ever they may differ about the wisdom of
lome joints of his Spanish policy , believe In
its purposes and back him In his efforts
Irst for honorable peace , anil , that falling ,
its determination for honorable warfare ,
having about his having sold out to Wall
street and Lombard street , and Judas Is-
carlot and Benedict Arnold , and all the other
cheap rhodomontade which we have been
accustomed to hear so much lately , can In
ure only these guilty of It. Men who essay
o sneak for the democrats now ought to
remember that In times of war In this coun-
ry patriotism always rises superior to party ,
end the surest way for any party to bring
llmster upca Itself Is to array Itrelt In fac-
lous hostility to the war administration.
Leslie's Weekly ( Ind. ) : In all the history
of mankind there never was a national
character so wonderfully patient as Uncle
Sam. Ho is portrayed as a high-strung ,
nervous , excitable , sensational person apt to
stumble Into dcngerous troubles unduly , and
almost sure to behave himself awkwardly
after he gets In. Ho Is charged with having
jpset the traditions and precedents of cen
turies by speaking the truth even In di
plomacy , and he Is supposed to bo the sort
of a blunderer who eats with a knife cail
carries a chip on h's shoulder. When foreign
carloatupo forsakes this view of 'the amiable
old entleman. It pictures him as a pork-
packer or a mercenary pursuer of the sordid
lollar. A man of peace who has never sought
hostilities of any' kirid , he has- uniformly
counted a hundred or more before saying
an angry word , and he grows more conserva
tive with age. We are dally seeing his 1m-
nense patience used , and through It all he
oems superbly as the kindest , most Just ant
most powerful force of huiuiii.i. . , . . . . . . , . , , . . . -
ration. It Is gratifying , therefore , to read
the pleasant things that other nations are
saylnz about him. They do not yet fully
trasp his unparalleled magnanimity , but
they do begin to appreciate the great fact
that behind all his patience lies an uncon
querable spirit , and behind all his purposes
rosU the grim determination to do what Is
right In the kindest and most merciful way.
FOREST RESERVES LV PERIL.
More to'Abrogate- ' Order * Creating :
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Interpolated among the provisions of the sun
dry civil appropriation bill now pending be
fore congress , and which wo bellevo baa al-
readyxpassed the senate , la the following
clause : "
"Provided , further , That the executive or
ders and proclamations dated February 22 ,
1897 , setting apart and reserving certain
ands In the states ot Wyoming , Utah , Mon
tana. Washington , Idaho and South Dakota
as forest reservations , be and they are hereby
suspended and the landa embraced therein
restored to tbe public domain the same as
hough said orders and proclamations had
not been Issued. "
If this proviso Is accepted by the house of
representatives U will have the effect of an
nulling all that has been dcoe by national *
authority for the protection of the country's
remaining forests during the post ten year * .
it will render nugatory all the efforts of the
American Forestry association so far as they
lave affected congressional action. It will
(111 tbe excellent schemes for an Improved
system of forestry under national super-
rlalon , which have well nigh reached matur-
ty through the co-operation ot tbe executive
Branch of the government with the forestry
associations and with the. American Asso
ciation for tbe Advancement of Science. In
the passage of that proviso the nation will
iave taken an Immense backward step , plac
ing all the country's forest domain prac
tically at the mercy of a few mercenary
The plea that Is put forward now to
strengthen previous pleas that the establish
ment of forest reservations hinders the
Krowth ot the states where they exlnt and
Jiat "legitimate" lumbering operations are
Interfered with la that the reservation
policy interferes also with the mining In
dustries. As well might It be fold that the
regenatlons interfere with the telegraph or
the photographing business. They Interfere
with no business whatever that will build
up the future greatness of the states conta'.n-
lag them. On the contrary , they arc rlo-
alcnel to assist those states to a grander
future , to greater wealth , to finer avenues at
Industry than can be posaiblo to a community
robbed or its Qod-glvcn heritage ot treei.
The men who have taken advantage of the
present excitement In congress to sneak a
wholly irrelevant clause Into an appropri
ation bill , a division In congress upon t'no
passage of which would be Inopportune , and
Tbe Royal U the behest ( trade bsafeg powder
mown. Actual twt show It goes
third father than ay other brM * .
ROYU tutma pewee * oe. , new voac.
which President McKlnley would , ptrbaM. |
feel compelled to al n to avoid further fric
tion at momtnt when unity la so dfslrabU
thpto men belong to tbe MBIO order of
patriots aa those who have been cornering
the market for army atippll * * nd the like to
force the country to pay higher prices. The
axmen would "hold UD" the country by a
trick and rob It of Its forests while It Is en
gaged in preparing freedom for CUDA and
punishment for the wrecker * ot the Maine.
The St. Paul chamber of commerce yes
terday adopted vigorous resolution against
any such "backward step In the movement
for a national forest policy. " Other cham
bers ot commerce , agricultural societies , for
estry associations and citizens everywhere
should forwtrd their prompt and emphatic
protests to their senators and representatives
against the pasrago ot a proviso to potent
"GKTTISftl HI3Xf > Y AT OMAHA. "
Flnlnhlnir Tonehe * on. the Kxpn llon
nn Viewed \ntlonnl Cnpltnl.-
The great work ot preparing for the Trans-
mLjsLsslppl Exposition , to bo held at Omaha
during the approaching summer , Is being
pushed with characteristic energy , as well
Aa with good taste- and practical business
sense. Although some of the states west ot
the Mississippi have not manifested a high
appreciation ot the value of this enterprise ,
and have , therefore'declined or neglected to
give it such assistance as was expected , oth
ers have como forward In the most liberal
spirit. Many states on this side ot the great
river faavo availed themselves of so splendid
on opportunity to advertise their resources
and products. The general government , be
ing mindful of the vast area ot Its domain
lying in that Imperial region , has given Itn
sanction and aid to the nxpoaltlon. It will
undoubtedly bo a magnificent ahow. Some
ot its promoters and sponsors promise that
it shall surpass in extent and magnificence
any exposition ever held la the United Stairs ,
except the Philadelphia Centennial and the
Incomparable and unapproachable Chicago
Of course ouch an enterprise as this can
not be carried on and out without frlctlcn.
There are always meddlers , who Insist on
laying their ban on any exhibition which
they are not permitted to control. If they
cannot rule , they try to ruin , and It their
power for tnlschlcft were equal to ( heir will ,
there would never be a successful exhibi
tion ot art/3 and Industries In the United
States. The intemperate temperance advo
cates are needlessly meddling at Omaha Juat
now. The Bee ot that city states that a
few hysterical people have worked them
selves Into a frenzy over the application
for a license to sell liquors on the ox-
josltlon grounds. Without taking the
trouble to Inquire as to the Intentions of
the exposition management , these v > ell-
meanlng , but utterly Impracticable people
are setting up a clamor "on the assumption
that ( ho exposition will be converted Into a
colossal groggery with gin mills and bar
rooms at every turn and barrels of whisky
on draft for every drunkard vtho seeks to
quench his thirst. "
The facts are that the sale of strong
drinks , such aa whisky , rum , gin , or brandy ,
Is to be absolutely prohibited within the
gates ; no liquors of any khil will be sold
from tars ; the only liquors cold will be
matt and vinous beverages supplied at res
taurants a < uil served with meals. Only wild
fanaticism could demand greater concessions
to temperance sentiment than arc embraced
In those provisions , and they will be en
tirely satisfactory to all reasonable people.
In fact the country will be surprised that
the management ot an exposition ina far
western city has gone so far toward meetIng -
Ing the views of the conservative friends of
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Chicago ventures to hooe that she has re-
cured a set ot honest aldermen at last.
An additional tax on beer will enable
every thirsty patriot to help support the war.
John Y. McKane will be a free man on
the SOth Inet. Ho Is looking forward to his
release from prison with eagerness. His lajt
days In Sing Sing are devoted to overseelcig
the refitting of the warden's office.
Mr. John Stewart Crossy , the retired com
edian , has offered Wa large property near
Baltimore 'for"the csta'blUhment ot a school
For the orphans and a home for the widows
of those who perished on the Maine.
Governor Llewellyn Powers thinks It fitting
' ( : at the time-honored , custom of an annual
fast day , which has been observed In Maine
ever flncc It was admitted into the union ,
should still bo respected , and ho has ap
pointed Thursday , April 28 , to bo observed
as such In the state.
The Irish-American organizations ot Phil-
adelrhla and the rurroundlng towns expect
to have at least 25,000 paradera In their pro-
ccoalon In the Quaker City on May 23 , In
memor ? of the men and the deeds ot 1798.
Later they will erect a monument to the
Irish patriots , If their present Intentions are
The Postofflco department of Canada does
not- pay expenses , but the deficits last year
was only $586,539. while in 189G It was $781-
152. During the last year 123,830,000 letters
and 26.140,000 postal cards paesed through
the mails. Of the letters 3,609,500 were , reg
istered. The number of newspapers and
books mailed In the year was 22,015,000.
A Dutch sculptor living In Rome some time
ago received a commission to make a statue
ot President Kruger. It is now nearly fin
ished , and Is unique In its way. Not only ia
Mr. Kruger represented as wearing a tall
hat in bronze , but. In accordance with the
wish ot Mme. Kruger , the top of the hat Is
said to have been made concave , so that It
may catch and hold rain water , In which lit- !
tie birds may bathe and quench their thirst.
Hcrr Krupp ot Eracn has given 10,000
maiks to the Berlin Geographical solccty for
a gold medal to be awarded yearly for geographical
graphical discovery. It will be called the
Nachtlgal medal , after Krupp's friend , Gus-
tav Nachtlgal , tbe African explorer , cad ,
where the merits of the candidates are otherwise
wise equal , will be given In preference flrat
to discoveries en the African continent and
next to exploration In Germany's colonies
Senator William K. Mason found the other
day that an enterprising phonograph com
pany had managed to reproduce his eloquent
outburst oa the Maine horror , and by drop
ping a nlckel-in-the-slot he had the pleasure
of hearing himself talk. Nobody In the store
recognized him at first , and with the tubes
In his ears he smiled , frowned , chuckled ,
grew excited and unconsciously began to
gesticulate with great vehemence while lis
tening to his own stinging vociferations.
"That's a great machine , " mused Mason as
he gave place to another man with a nickel.
FRngertm , or wtt RAW.
ot the * tw eVht > , Cea -
Uncle tmm'M 8hlt .
Hear Admiral nelknap In th Indeptnltwt.
In war with Spata , which seems hlgatr
probable < war that may challenge our honor
and valor at any moment now the fighting
ships of the navies will too about equal In
number and In power of armament ; but
when wo compare the personnel ot the two
services , wo cannot but think that Spata
will suffer exceedingly thereby.
The differences In the types of ahlps and
the changed conditions of motive power and
guns , have changed the character of the en
listed men In our aervlce. Their hablu
ro better , and tbe > ( kill demanded of them
Is of a moro mechanical order ; and while
wo miss some of the characteristics which
made the old ma-a-of-war's-nian so attractive
and Interesting , so unique and so superb ai
a sailor , the now man is Imbued with the
same lo > l devotion to the flag that poa-
sessed the souls of our seamen In the colon
ial and revolutionary days , the war of 7812 ,
and the outburst of civil war In 1861 , .nd
may bo depended upon to do equally gallant
service under whatever stress ot circum
As to the officers , no service In the world
can match them. In every branch anil
corp * they are superior In education and In
training to the officer8 of any other service
men so well grounded and practiced ,
schooled and equipped , that tbctr services
are sought in many directions. Mauy offi
cers , Indeed , have resigned their commis
sions for the higher pay and greater civil
advantages eagerly tendered them by Indi
viduals and firms , colleges and corporations ,
than the governments gives or affords. But
many remain in the service ; and wo have
officers today , graduates of our naval academy
at Annapolis , Mid from the civil colleges
In the land , who can take the metal from
the mine , and put It through alt the pro
cesses of preparation and manufacture , until
It appoara In completed form InMhc hulls
and engines , boilers and dynamos , guns aud
armor , shells and torpedoes of our ihlps-of-
war. Expert as electricians , they Invent or
Improve electrical appliances ; aa chemists ,
their manufacture the needed explosives for
naval use ; as Inventors , the guns and gun
carriages of our navy stoce the days of Dahl-
grcn , have been designed by them in every
part and built under their supervision. The
guns turned out at the naval gun factory
at Washington are not excelled by Krupp
or any other fabricator of heavy ordnance
In Europe ; as linguists and mathematicians ,
naturalists , and adepts in therapeutics and
surgery , sanitation and hygiene , they have
won world-wldo fame ; as hydrographcrs ,
they have no superiors , whether In surveyIng -
Ing the ccasts and harbors of the globe erin
in sounding the depths of the sea. Equally
at homo In the handllog of Infantry and
artillery on shore , they lead the world as
versatile and accomplished officers on ship
board. Nor are there any harder worked
men in the country today than Its naval
officers ; and whether in peace or war , they
can always be depended upcn to do their
duty loyally and devotedly In every emer
gency of demand or of peril their profession
may call upon them to meet.
Such are the men Spain Is to meet on the
sea , If flho enters upon hostilities with this
country. Wo need have no fear of the out
come. Yet It is never wise to underrate
an enemy. The English did that In 1812 to T
their sore cost. Let us not make such mis
takes and all will bo well.
Chlcngo Ilccord : "Wnr Is horrible ! " / * *
"Isn't It ? llffore a wnr men tell u f
what they would do In battle , nnd after
a war they tell us what they did do. "
Cincinnati Enquirer : Dollle He prom
ised to send back my lock of hulr , nnd ho
hasn't done It yet.
MollIo-rrnat'H the way with these hair
restorers all promtac nnd no performance.
Brooklyn Life : I'ryne So you'ro a New
Yorker , too. What borough ?
Greene Well , I burrow In a Manhattan
ofllce building by day , nnd a Brooklyn
boarding house after nightfall.
Chicago Tribune : With military salute
the chief of t'ne commissary department
approached his Illustrious commander.
"Great Caesnr , " ho began , "I "
"Fellow , " sternly Interrupted the Uoman
general , ' ' 'don't use slang ! "
"Washington Star : "It was vory"care-
less , " exclaimed a member of the Spanish
cabinet , "not to say treasonable. "
"To what do you refer ? "
"Somebody hns given the king a red.
white and blue Easter egg. "
Boston Transcript : Citizen Unless my
eyes deceive me , you arc the party I gave
10 cents to yesterday.
Beggar I am. sir. Did you think >
dlmo would make a new man of mo ?
Indianapolis Journal : "A man mar
knaw enough to come In when It rains. "
said the Cornfcd Philosopher , "but lie would
not have needed to coma In had lie known
enough to keep his umbrella. "
Somervlllo Journal : Arthur Did the
I boys In your class alt turn out well ?
Tom All but one. Ho was elected s >
member of the common council.
Truth : "AYi ! " sighed the sad-faced man
at the poker tnble , as his last chip dlsan-
noarpd. "If we could see ourselves as other *
see us ! "
There's n sorter feel o' summer In the lazy ,
An' 'the hummln * birds air comln' an' tht
blooms nlr ever'whcre :
An * a feller feels HUe noddln * when thar'i
any work ter do.
Or loafln' roun' In meddcrs whar the dais *
drinks the dew.
It's -wlahln' time nn' flshln' time , an'1 time
fer stay-In1 still
Whar the songbirds In the blossoms all
a-slngln' fit ter kill !
Ter feel yer hair a-wavln' In the vl'let-
Or slip away ter dreamlnn * In the droning
o' > the bees.
It ain't no tlm ? for thlnkln' ; It ain't ni
time ter stay
In the city , when the coolln' shades all
callln * you nway ;
Fer folks up In the city jest git a gllmpat
i o' blue ,
When friar's rnl'fs of it , unclouded. In tht
I mtddera , over youl
I llkB < he lazy , daisy , springtime ftelln'
I like ter be
Whar the blossoms nlr n-ralnln * all thell
richness over me !
That's the time you'll fin1 m noddln' when
thur's any work ter do.
Or lonfln' roun1 In rnedders , whar the dals
drinks the dew !
is called virtueSeneca. .
If a lie "goes/ is a good story. It is always so with a bluff
This is the sophistical philosophy of a good many clothiers. W
have not been in-business for thirty years , however , to come down
now to mere tricks of deception. If what you get here is not all
that it is represented to be , then it is your privilege to return it ,
We hope you will.
The dawn of spring makes new raiment and new furnishings , '
a matter of immediate consideration. We hope you will discuss
these matters in our store , where we can show you all the vari
ous styles that are entitled to your consideration.
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