Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 07, 1898, Page 4, Image 4

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Houth Omaha : Singer Illock , Corner N
nd 21th Btrerts. , _ . .
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Chlcazo Olllce : 602 Chamber of Com
merce ,
Now York : Tcmplo Court.
Wnshlneton : 601 Fourteenth Street.
All rnmmunlcntlons relating to news and
editorial matter Hhuuld bo addressed : To
the Editor.
All Imslncis letters nnd remittances
hould bo addressed to The Hoc Publishing
Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , express
nnd iiostofllco money orders to bo madg
paynliln to the order of the company.
State of Nebraska , Douglas county , as. :
George II. Tzgchuck , secretary of The Bee
Publishing company , being duly sworn , says
tlmt the actual number of full and complete
coplea of 1510 Dally , Morning , Evening nnd
Sunday Dec , printed during the month of
April , 1893 , was on followu :
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c . at.rin : 20 a.1,01-
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9 . i ! 1,01)0 ) 21
10 . s-1,007 23 as , os
11 . : ioir o 20 UH.I.
a . aNs i > 27 2I > , ( 17
13 . S4yt7 23 Sil,541 )
14 . Sf , ll 20 B ,4-tl
is . so BUuta :
Total 7s .rnn
returns and unsold copies 17-1-fl
Not total sales 7 < 1I,1 T
Not dally average 25,639
Sworn to before mo and nubaerlbcd In my
presence this 30th day of April , 1S9S.
( Seal. ) N. P. FEIL. Notary Public.
A nuiiilii'i1 of rnnp'cs.tmen h.ive teen
rciioiiilnated within the last two weeks.
That Is tlie popular tiling at the present
The newly appointed congressman
major generals are lljjnrliiK how to hold
two federal joks at the same time. It
is the same old problem.
Ily the way , what has become of Hint
political farce , "The Curse of Gold , " put
on the htiiKG some time atfo by pollti-
clans for popocratlc purposes only ?
Tt seems that Commodore Dewcy has
been dolnx n little promoting on liln own
account If he now sports the title of
military governor of the Philippines.
Minister Polo , It Is reported , will soon
leave Canada. Toronto Is found to be
"In the enemyVi country" and Polo de
sires nothing more than his personal
And while the American navy is seiz
ing islands In far oft parts of the earth ,
Hawaii can hardly wait to be seized.
lint this is not a war for territorial ac
The Marine band can help the war
more by firing partlotlsm with Inspiring
music at tlw Transmisslsslppi Exposi
tion than by doing nothing at the na
tional capital. Secretary Long should
look at It In this light.
New Orleans people furnish convinc
ing proof of loyalty by changing the
name of Spain street to Dcwey street.
Will tlie names of the towns of Manilla ,
Madrid , De Soto and Leon , In Iowa , all
have to undergo a change on account of
the war ?
There is such a thing as overshooting
the mark. So far as the great mass of
the public is concerned , that Is what
the popocratlc conspirators have done
who are trying to put a man In the
mayor's olllce who dd ! not receive a
elngle vote at the election.
If the bogus reform police board rep
resented the public Instead of acting as
special protectors of the dlvekecpers
nnd gamblers the Hoard of Education
would not have to go Into court to as-
egrt the rights of the school children to
1he revenue belonging to them under
> the law.
The Iowa supreme court Insists upon
holding fast tothe rule that attorneys
shall not be permitted to sign bonds for
clientrf In the course of legal procedure.
It ought to be a welcome decision to the
attorneys themselves by relieving them
from business that docis not belong to
the profession.
No great International exposition has
fver been successfully/held without a
director general at the head of all ac
tive operations on the grounds. Why
then should the Transmlsslsslppl Expo
sition be Imperilled by longer continuing
a six-headed experiment tlmt has al
ready proved too costly ?
A popocratlc magazine published in
Chicago declares that "the war is the
l > est tiling that has yet happened for the
reform movement. " The t > tat im > nt will
not bo questioned. Nothing ever hap
pened to the "reform movement" nsi en
gineered by the popocratlc basses that
could be called good.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
The domocratswho _ are aiding and abetting
" "
ting the gaug""m its efforts to neat in
the mayor's chair a man who did not
receive n vote for the place are the same
democrats who held up tliclr hands In
horror when an attempt was made to
deprive ( Sovernor IJoyd of an olllce to
Avhvh ! ho was elected In favor of a man
who was not even a candidate.
Now that the Initial movement has
been taken for the organization of a
woman's relief corps , the work should
iiot IMS allowed to lag. The women of
Omaha and Nebraska are certainly as
patriotic and s.'lf-savrltlclng as were the
women of 1801. The cause In which
they are enlisted merits their most ardu
ous exertions , and with the assurance of
popular sympathy they can count on lib
eral support from all classes of cltlJfcus.
It appears that General Blanco Is very
active la preparing to defend Havana
against nn American army of invasion
and also In fortifying other vital points.
Accordlug to reports the Spanish army
will bo concentrated art much as pos
sible , so that the Invading army will
probably not have to fight Its way to
Havana , but will be confronted there
by nearly the entire Spanish force. The
plan of Itlanco seems to be much like
tlmt of General Lee In the defense of
Itichmond and If such should prove to
bo the vase it Is quite possible that our
soldiers will encounter some stubborn
lighting. Of course they will have the
powerful assistance of the American
licet , still It Ifl to bo expected that the
Invaders will have to do hard and hot
lighting before the American flag Is un
furled over Havana.
Tha departure of a part of Admiral
Sampson's licet will necessarily delay
the Invasion of Cuba , which It had been
expected would be begun this week.
Meanwhile the work of mobilizing the
military goes actively on and when the
time comes for sending the army to
Cuba there will be a force well pre
pared for the purpose. IIow largo a
force will constitute the army of inva
sion \a \ u matter known only to the mili
tary authorities , but it may safely ba
assumed that It will be sulilclent to
vigorously push hostilities and speedily
strike a decisive blow. The opinion has
been expressed that the volunteers may
not be needed for service In Cuba , that
the regular army , co-operating with the
Insurgents , will be an ample force.
Those who take this view doubtless
underrate the lighting qualities of
the Spanish army. They think that the
Spanish , confronted by a properly
equipped adversary , will prove as hol
low a sham as the Chinese forces turned
out to bo In tlie war with Japan. It
Would be extremely unwise for the gov
ernment to act upon this theory. It
may happen that the Spanish soldiers
will not be very formidable In battle.
They are said to be poorly disciplined
and their treatment has not been of a
kind to stimulate martial spirit. lint
tlw more JtuliclojH view Is that they
will meet an invading force with cour
age and will do hard lighting. He-
sldiw , they would be far more likely to
yield without much lighting to an over
whelming force than to one whose
numbers permitted them a hope of de
feating It. Assuming the Insurgent
forces , to number JiO.OOO effective sol
diers the United States should send to
Cuba an army of not less than r > 0,000
and with these forces operating together
hostilities in Cuba could not hist long.
To send to the Island , however , an army
of a few thousand would probably pro
tract the war and cost more lives than
would be lost If au ample Invading force
to crush the enemy with a few blows Is
sent at the outset.
We give no credence to reports of an
Intention to postpone tlie real invasion
of Cuba until autumn , sending there
meanwhile only a small force to co
operate with tlie insurgents. It Is not
conceivable that the government will
keep the ll-oet Inactive before Havana
for several months and during the hur
ricane season , In order to avoid the un
favorable climatic "conditions in Cuba
during the rainy season.
At the editorial .banquet In Omaha Tues
day Manager Rosownter's plans for reward
ing the generosity of the press were made
public , having been adopted by the execu
tive committee. The rule provides for giv
ing weekly papers In the transmlsslsslppl
states , who have favored the exposition , a
pass for the publisher and his wife good
until Juno 30 , and makes the following
liberal apportionment to dally papers such
as the Press : "Dallies In cities of less than
50,000 , pass for editor and wife , good for
ten days at any period during the exposi
tion. "
Yo Gods ! How can such generosity be ac
counted for. Just think of It , a pass good for
ten days to pay for probably $500 worth of
advertising space.
Gall ! Well , wo say yes , and Intend headIng -
Ing the list of publishers who will refuse
such a liberal gift aud should we desire to
bo roped In by the Rosewatcr exposition , wo
will pay 50 cents for that privilege.
Is this great exposition to exceed that of
the World's fair at Chicago In 1893 ? Wo
think not , and the management of that , the
greatest of expositions In the world's his
tory , paid for their advertising space and did
not want the earth. All publishers were
treated alike. Nebraska City Press. ,
This is a. sample brick of the missiles
thrown at the exposition at the Instiga
tion of tile Omaha World-Herald. Had
the editor of the Nebraska City Press
been present at the banquet to which
he refers ho would not have made such
a flagrant mlsstatement. The rules
adopted by the exposition management
for press privileges were not made pub
lic at that gathering , but were given out
In a distorted and garbled form through
tlie local yellow kid fakcry , which Is ex
erting Itself to tlie utmost to create a
feeling of hostility to the exposition in
every possible way.
In order that further misrepresenta
tion shall cease The Hoc presents tlie
correct version of the rules governing
the is.suc of editorial passed to Ne
braska papers.
1. Each weekly paper that has fa
vored tlu exposition with advertising
will be furnished with one pass for the
publisher or editor and another for his
wife or accompanying lady , good dur
ing the month of .lune , and , If not used
during that month , exchangeable for
term passes during the period when the
editor and lil.s lady may be In attend
ance upon the exposition.
2. The eilitor of every Nebraska
dally that lias advertised the exposition
will bo furnished with a pass for him
self and wife , good during tlie entire
The same rules will apply to editors
in the states of Iowa , Kansas , Colorado ,
South Dakota , Wyoming , Southern Min
nesota nnd Northern Missouri. E.lltors
of papers in cities under 50,000 popula
tion outside of tlio territory named will
receive passes good for ten Mays at any
time during the exposition , and those In
cities of 50,000 and ovr will be on tlie
same plane as those of Nebraska , with
tlie addition of passes for their mana
ging editors.
This is the most liberal treatment the
press lias ever received at the hands of
aiv > great exposition and nobody has
taken exceptions to It except those who
are seeking a pretext for Uniting the
exposition. The eaudbaggera , However ,
mny rest assured that Ilio oxposlllon has
reached the stage and magnitude that
places It out of the reach of harm from
tlinir paper pellets.
Inchlontnlljr and for the bom-lit of the
disgruntled The Hec most emphatically
contradict * the assertion that all pub
lishers nnd editors were treated alike
at the World's fair , or that the World's
fair paid newspaper publishers for ad-
Tcrtl.slug space. It Is notorious that the
weeklies , even of Illinois , failed
to revolve recognition at the
World's fair and tlie smaller
dailies had to content them
selves with trip passes secured after
laborious Importuning. The same Is true-
in great measure of the expositions at
San Francisco , Atlanta and Nashville.
Editors of the transmlsslsslppl region
may , therefore , rest assured that they
will get at Omaha more than they have
ever gotten anywhere else.
The congress elected In pursuance of
the policy of autonomy in Cuba is in
session , but n less Interesting body of
legislators docs not atlywhere exist.
Tlie opening of tlie congress was marked
by a great demonstration nnd General
Blanco took occasion to say BOOIR
severe things about the Utiifrd States.
He declared that the policy of autonomy
had not failed nnd that Cuba was approaching
preaching a reconciliation and the end
ing of the war when tlie United States
Intervened. From the tone of Itl.inco's
speech It Is to be Inferred that he really
expects Spain will hold on to Cuba and
yet put Into general effect there the
policy of autonomy.
In the territory under Spanish control
the policy was of course a success , but
as a means of pacifying tlie island It
was a complete failure. The Insurgents
denounced , it and all efforts to induce
the leaders to consider or discus ? the
policy were futile. A few people who
had been in sympathy with the Insur
gents accepted It , but Mi- number or
such was Insignificant. In tlie election
of the congress tlie vatu was small ,
many Spnnlands refraining from voting
because of their opposition to tlie policy.
The autonomist congress hardly
find much to do of a practical nature.
It can do nothing to give relief from
the conditions which everv day grow
more severe. Still It appears that the
people of Havana are rather cheerful
and even conlldent
The declaration of Emperor William
that tlie German government will fulllll
tlin duties involved In Its neutral posi
tion Is entirely satisfactory. Although
Germany was less prompt than other
countries In announcing a neutral atti
tude , there was at no time any good
reason to doubt tlie intention of the gov
ernment to observe neutrality , because
Its interests imperatively required that
this be done. Whatever unfriendliness
there may be toward this country of a
commercial nature and however strongly
the German government may deprecate
American policy In respect to the inde
pendent states of the western hemi
sphere , it cannot afford to take a posi
tion which tlie United States might
fairly regard as hostile.
What the emperor said In. regard to
protecting German navigation nnd com
merce was undoubtedly hitendtal for
Spain father than for the United States.
The -policy announced by our govern
ment in regard to neutral vessels is as
liberal as could be asked. They arc not
to be Interfered with "except on the
clearest grounds of suspicion of a viola
tion of law in respect of contraband or
blockade. " Spain , however , has given
no su'L'h ' assurance In regard to the treat
ment of neutral vessels. Under the presi
dent's proclamation In relation to the
right of search German vessels will be
In no danger of molestation by our war
ships. ' _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The live stock commission men nnd
packers of South Omaha are urging tha
exposition managers to appropriate
$35,000 for cash premiums to live stock
exhibitors. There Is no doubt that the
managers would cheerfully comply with
this request If they could see their way
clear to set apart such a large sum as
prizes for exhibitors of high bred live
It must be bomc In mind , however ,
that a great exposition like that which
is to open In Omaha June 1 involves an
enormous outlay for tin-rent expenses
which at the lowest estimate will be
$2,000 a day , or § 300,000 during tlie
period of tlie exposition. The time set
for the live stock show covers only the
month of October , and to appropriate
$ : ; 5,000 for tills feature would add more
than $1,100 per day , or fully 50 per
cent , to the current expenses. To com
pensate the exposition for this extra
ordinary , drain on Its treasury would
require over 70,000 extra admissions , a
flgurc which the most enthusiastic stock
breeder would not venture to guarantee.
Manifestly the exposition Innnagement
is not warranted in Incurring so heavy
an obligation In the face of demands
much more Imperative.
The Heo would , therefore , suggest that
the Soutli Omaha commission men and
packers raise at least one-half of the
money they desire to have offered as
prizes for stock exhibits at tlie exposi
tion. If ? : in,000 Is to bo the minimum
they should 'contribute at least $17,500.
If , upon reflection , the prize money ag
gregate can bo reduced below $ ; ! 5,000 ,
they might reduce their share of It pro
portionately. Willie The Dee has no
authority to speak for the exposition , It
lias reason to believe that such a propo
sition would be accorded favorable con
If It Is true that a special agent of the
Canadian government is In Washington
for the purpose of securing an agree
ment to submit all differences between
thu Dominion and the United States to
aibltratlon for flnal settlement , ho
.should receive courteous treatment. The
people of tlie United States never before
felt so friendly to their British nelgn-
bora on the north.
According to the popocratlc organ that
referee's report has grown to bo an ar
raignment not only of the republican
district judges , but also of the repub
lican county commissioners , and all the
republican county oUlcers who refused
to follow Hroatch nnd Kedlleld Into tlu
ITerdmaii'IIowelMlaiisom camp and
Join tlie gnux'IUi Its warfare upon the
republican parjy If any proof were
needed to show that the whole plot I *
this product 6f 5ao wily popocratk con
spiracy tlie q&ijjilnnt outbursts of Ihe
conspirators' organ would suttlce.
Not contcntMtki trying to stir up op
position to tha-expositlon In the country
press and cnd ivyrlug to block the plan
of tlie ways { ndhnipnns department to
raise money .b.f .Jlio. advance sale of
commutation ttl | kcts , tlie exposition
sandbagger Is also doing his best to
arouse dissatisfaction among the live
stock hrccders" > and commission men by
trying to innkp tthem believe that they
have been abused by the Exhibits de
partment. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Don't llorrow Trouble.
Kansas City Star.
The first thing to do Is to occupy the
Philippines. There will bo plenty of tlmo
to decide , afterward , what the country will
do with them.
A I'ri'iimturo Illnc.
The war with Spalu Is raising the price of
brimstone. Uut , though Spain Is In a bad
way , the provision for Its early demlso may
be premature.
Titlco TlieliMcitlclna I.IUu Men.
riittudcluhla llecord.
Lot us no longer disparage Spanish valor.
The Spanish may not htwo the American
audacity and skill , but they stand up and
take their medicine like men ; and they
meet death like Turks.
AValt for tile It IK CJuim.
ChlctiRO Itcconl.
Meanwhile , It should bo remembered that
no American battleship has yet fired a gun
In the Spanish war. Cruisers and gunboats
won the great victory at Manila. A cruiser ,
a monitor and n gunboat silenced the bat
teries at Malanzns. If you want to see real
execution watch the first battle In which
olther the Iowa , the Indiana , the Massachu
setts , the Oregon or the Texas takes a hand.
Crcnt Gallic to HUB.
Philadelphia llecord.
It Is quite po5Hltlo that the Spanish gov
ernment la willing to venture all on one
Grand coup , and fcr thnc purpose Inlands
to throw the united naval forces of Spain
upon our licet In Cuban vntcrs. The Spanish
notion seems to bo that In this supreme ef
fort of the navy of Castile the squadron of
Hear Admiral Sinatra might bti crushed.
But what : i .Inn bag of IUUIQ ; the Span'sh
fleet would maki : !
Duty mill 1'ntrloHnm.
Detroit Free Press.
Governor Hastings has counseled the
Pennsylvania militiamen In much the same
strain as Governor 1'lngreo'a parting advlco
to the National Guard of this state at the
hour of their departure for Island Lake.
If there was among their number any man
having those atuhoino who would suffer by
his enlistment , Governor Hastings declared
It was that man's patriotic duty to remain
at homo and care for them.
No Time for Over-Confidence.
Sprlnslield [ ( Mass. ) Republican.
While the American people nay Justly
take great satisfaction In the little episode
of Sunday In the Philippines , they should
beware of overcoufldunco at this stage of the
contest. Wo should remember that our first
blow was struck whcro Spain was wcakcbt
In a naval and military sense and that the
real Spanish navy , containing many ships of
far more formidable , power than these de
stroyed at Manila , e HI rjdcs the seas.
Storon otJJCo u lu Kelirnnliii. ' 4
,1 * < srff Bolt. „ . . . ,
A journey tfcpiuljli Nebns'ca shows cer
tain facts that ara indisputable , slnco they
are apparent evcn.frJtn n car window. First ,
there is nn < mmu.nHD store of the corn of
1897 In cribs. The Binnll to\vna are , co to
speak , full of corn , and the cribs full of it
are visible wherever llio farm buildings lie
clone enough to the line to bo seen. Thin
corn arm lies far out toward the Colorado
line. In postern Nebraska and In Iowa the
iiupply of everything , growing nnd In cribs ,
lit , of course , Immense. It is useless to ox *
patlato upon the present supply nnd lha Immediate -
mediate prospects of those uncqualkd Agri
cultural regions.
L'rrnn Stock
Chlcnco Tribune.
Ilrynn stok Is rapidly falling In the polit
ical market. Some fifty or more populist
county newspapers In Kansas , which have
hitherto kept his name at the head of their
columns for president In 1900 , IIAVC dropped
It. The Charlotte Observer , one of the most
Influential papers In North Carolina , warns
him that "ho Is not Increasing his popularity
by hanging In with the basest nnd most
treacherous of the two elements of the popu
list party In this state , nnd seeking to In
duce the democrats to fu6o with It. " From
other localities come similar Indications.
Drynn's career as a peripatetic politician Is
rapidly coming to a close. Ho should enlist
before It Is too late.
I'OI.ITICAI. imtl'T.
Dill Turnlpsecd Is n candidate for the leg
islature In Arkansas.
Schuylcr Col fax , the republican nominee
for the mayoralty of South Bend , Inil. , Is the
only son of the late Vice President Schuylcr
Hev. Dr. Lorimcr of Boston , pastor of
Trcmont temple , Is credited with n willing
ness to run for governor of Massachusetts ,
provided the churches agree to support him.
When tha doctor Inserted the latter condi
tion ho- blew himself out of the race.
The statistical experts report that New
York City's debt exceeds the constitutional
limit by $50,000,000. A mighty spasm of
economy Is now threatened. But a little
thing like the constitution will not bo per
mitted to estrange friends and taxes will
bo boosted ocveral notches to keep the ma
chine moving.
The last rf the counties of New York state
to hold spring elections this year was Al
bany , which returned twenty-five republic
ans and thirteen democrats , making the total
number of supervisors elected this spring
1,002 , and giving the republicans a lead of
exactly 300 , there being C51 republicans nnd
351 democratic supervisors.
The April elections In , the cities of New
Jersey have been generally favorable to the
democrats this year , and as there is a gov
ernor to bo elected In the Cranberry state ,
democratic hopes have been much raised
thereby. The present governor , filling the
vacancy caused , by the resignation of John
W. Grlggs , Is n republican. No governor
of Now Jersey has filled the ofllco for two
terms consecutively since 1850.
The Mobile Register , democratic , quotes a
correspondent who says of Congressman
Halley : "Ho Is a weak , vain young man ,
governed by personal prldo rather than
sound judgment , nnd often sacrifices the
advantages of his side to exhibit his talent
for oratory. Ho is selfish and inconsid
erate , and wants to do it all himself. Ho
never allows any of his colleagues to have
a show , nnd If Mr. McMlllln , who Is much
better qualified for leadership than Mr.
Bailey , or any other prominent democrat , at
tempts to do anything , Mr. Bnlley shows a
jealousy which Is mean and unmanly. Ho
was selected as leader by a narrow ma
jority in the first place and will bo de
posed as soon as nn opportunity offers. "
An illustration nnd a very timely one , ot
the extent to which the control of political
power has , during recent years , moved west
Is to bo found in the fact that while for
many years the foreign relations of the
United States government were very largely
In the control ot residents of the Atlantic
seaboard , such is the case no longer , for
the chairman of the senate committee on
foreign relations Is Cushman K. Davis of
Minnesota , nnd the chairman of the corre >
spending committee In the house of repre
sentatives Is Robert R. Hltt of Illinois. Mr.
Davis Is n resident of St. Paul ; Mr. Hltt Is
a resident of Mount Morris. Mr. Hltt is
also an Ohio man by birth , and no
geographical changes In the United States
seem seriously to affcct'or Imperil the prom
inence of Ohio men in public affairs.
I/AKD * THAW nuns.
According to the latest reports from Crete ,
the Christian Inhabitants arc manifesting
considerable capacity for Bclf-govcrntncnt.
It the mat of the Island Is anarchic , the
center nnd west arc In fairly good order.
Each eparchy has a local administration ,
both central nnd communal , with n paid
gendarmerie , n system of taxation , and an
organization of mllltla. There Is n national
assembly , summoned from tlmo to time ,
generally to PInkourcs , In Akrotlrl , where It
: nn keep in touch with the admirals In Sudn
bay , nnd delegate administrative functions
to a small body of officials , presided over by
n Cretan who Is said to bo able M. Sphn-
klannkls. Peace nnd order reign outside
the cordons , as well as within , nnd It Is
long slnco central and western Crete have
known such public security as nt this mo
ment. This happy state of things , however ,
will not last long. K the crops fall nnd the
people feel again the pangs of hunger. For
tunately , the coming harvest bids fair to
bo ono of the best for ninny years past.
The crops within the Candla cordon , which ,
by the forethought of Sir Herbert Cherm-
slde , wcro sown by co-oporntlvo. labor last
winter , are excellent , and olives and vines
look well wherever they have been spared.
But the phylloxera will make short work
of the vineyards , If for the second year In
succession the villagers of the Interior are
deprived of suillclcnt sulphur to dust the
plants. Great exertion ! ) arc being mndo by
the leaders to avert this calamity. An
English correspondent upon the spot says
that the speedy establishment of the autono
mous government Is a matter of urgent
In adopting the gold standard nnd securing -
curing a revision of the treaties Japan hai
opened n way for the Influx of foreign capital
In the form of Investments nnd loans. But
that has not come speedily enough to meet
her requirements. Moreover , she has been
compelled by Russian nnd German aggres
sions to proceed with her costly military
nnd naval work. The Inevitable result Is
stringency In the money market. The flnnnco
minister found on examination of his books
that the budget was likely to show a deficit
of nearly $12,000,000. That was awkward ,
and It would ibe still more awkward to re
sort to n foreign loan to meet It. He did
not want , either , to Increase the taxes. So
ho 'simply put Into force n system of rigid
economy , cutting down expenses wherever
possible. The result is that ho has provided
for the deficit , nnd will bo able to mnko
his books balance. That done , a foreign
loan may be negotiated , as It undoubtedly
can be , for cheap capital for carrying on
the great schemes to which the govern
ment Is committed. There Is no cause to
fear any lasting financial embarrassment
in that shrewd and enterprising nation.
* * *
A correspondent of the London Times fur
nishes some remarkable testimony concern
ing the result of the prohibitory liquor laws
which wcro adopted in Norway some tlmo
ago. The people long ago became alarmed
at the spread of spirit-drinking , nnd , after
trying the Gothenburg system , which puri
fied the pot-houses , eighteen towns resolved
to prohibit tha sale of spirits altogether.
They did prohibit It , closing ovcry spirit-
shop , with the result that drunkenness Im
mediately and decidedly Increased. Not
only was a strong kind of port wine drunk
In quantities , but Illicit stills were set up
In most back kitchens , nnd the people drank
the raw fresh spirits with lamentable re
sults. Even the children were found Intoxi
cated , and the arrests for drunkenness In
creased from 30 to 80 per cent. Prohibi
tion , In fact , totally failed , ns it might have
been expected to fall In the circumstances.
The only community In which prohibition
can be enforced successfully Is a community
In which nobody wants to drink liquor. The
j Norwegians , or a good many of them , do
want to drink , and will do so , In spite of
' the law , if they cannot nianago it law
fully. -
The government of India is congratulat
ing itself on Russia's coming down to the
sea In far off Manchuria , nt Port Arthur and
Tallenwan , where it will bo accessible. In
dia Is now less likely to be attacked by
Russia. The preparation for war with Rus-
ela linn been nt Immcnuo cost to Indln , but
the pressure lit now lightened. It was harit
In send British tronps through Afghanistan
to fight Runsla In front ot Herat , owing to
the distance nnd want of roads. Out now
that It has coma within reach of the fleet
In eastern China It can bo attacked and
kept busy there nt less cot than In India.
Russian troops employed In Manchuria wilt
bo taken from the force hitherto threatening
from the direction of Mcrvo nnd the Pa
mirs. Port Arthur nnd Tnllcnvvnn , with the
railway connecting with them , are so many
hostages , In this view , for the good behavior
of Russia hereafter on tUo Indian frontier
and elsewhere.
The coal miners' strike in Wales affects
140.000 men nnd paralyzes nn Industry of
world-wide Importance. Welsh coal Is commonly - ,
monly considered the best In the world for
steamers , Its rival being the West Virginia
coal of certain mines. The strike makes
great opening for American coal. It make *
nn opening , in fact , for other coals also ,
slnco n Welsh shortage of 30,000,000 tons a
year puts up prices nnd makes a market for
Inferior kinds. There Is every promise that
the Welsh strike will be a long one , BIIC !
employers nnd employes differ about other
things besides wages.
< U'Aicin ' < ; uxs.
Cleveland Plain Dealer : "George , was
nil thai Inlk you pot nil In your sleep last
nlHhl strictly diplomatic ? "
"I 1 suppo'to 10. What did I sav ? "
"Oh. a lot ot silly gibberish. All I'remein-
her Is that you seemed to place a great
deal of stro. ! i on u queen full. "
' hli ? Oh. yes ; tlml was In reference to
sotno Idle rumor from Madrid. "
Chicago Tribune : Undo Sam bent again
° vor thu chart of the Atlantic ocean ana
studied It closely.
"I'uzzlo picture , " he mnttwd. "Find the
Spanish licet. "
Chicago Record : "Maud \ so patriotic. "
"Is "
she ?
"Yes : she's going to make n Hag pillow
nnd stuff it with nun cotton. "
Indianapolis Journal : "Papa , the paper
this morning. In speaklnp or the battery at
Cardemui , says : 'She. mailo no response to
the Nuw York's lira ? ' Hnitcry Isn't femin
ine , N It ? "
"No , my boy , you can sllenco a lmtlcry."v
Cleveland Plain Dealer i "What Is the
charge airaliut the accused , sergeant ? "
"foiiHplrliiK to aid the enemy. "
"Whut Is the > eeltlcntlon7"
"Ho was dctoetL'd in the act of registering
n letter to Cadiz containing a lump of hard
coal. " ,
Wnshlneton Slur : "Do you mean to say X
tlmt yon haven't resolved upon n plnn of
cninpulgn ? " said ono olllcliil In Himln'a :
"Nono whatever. " replied the other.
"Don't you think you hud buttur begin
to think nbout It ? "
"No , sir. There's where my strntctry
conies In. So Ions ns widon't mnko up
our mlnd.i the enemy can't tlnd out what
\vo nro going to do next. "
O Dewcy V.'IIH the mornlns
Upon Ihe llMt of May :
Anil Dower W.IM the Admiral
Down In Manila Imv :
Anil Dewy worn Urn HeRonl's eyes ,
Thi'in orbs of Roj'nl blue ;
And Duwey fool discouraged ?
I Dow not think wo Dow.
The mnld who binds her warrior's Rash
I With smile that well her pain dl.ssumblcs ,
.Tliti while beneath her drooping lash
I Ono slurry tear-drop hun s uiid trembles ,
iThotiKh heaven alonu records the tear ,
1 And Fnmo shall never know her story ,
Her heart has shod n drop ns dear
l As o'er bedewed the Held of glory !
The wife who girds her husband's sword ,
i JHd llttlo ones who weep or wonder ,
And bravely speaks the chqcrltitf word ,
What though her heart bo rent asunder ,
Doomed nightly In her dreams to hear
I The bolts of ( loath nround him rnttlo ,
.Hath Bhed ns sacred blood ns o'er
Was poured upon the Held of bnttlol
Thfl mother who conceals nor grief
While to her brt > her son she presses ,
Then breathes a fmv bravo words unil brief ,
Kissing the palrlot brow she ,
With no ono but her secret God
To know the pain that weighs upon her
Sheds holy blood mi o'er the sod
Received on Freedom's Held of honor !
A CARD Business
man any man men
In consequence of the recent death of
can be lilted here Mr. Henry W. King of the firm of or professional
Browning , King & Co. , nnd In order to
and in promptly determine and adjust the Interest men or workingmen
perfectly of his estate In the firm , wo will at once
undertake a general reduction of our stock men can find just
five minutes the in each of our retail stores and to that
tailor takes two end wo have marked our spring goods at what they want
prices that wo trust will serve to move
weeks. Our them No quickly. account of cost or of profit will en here at a very low
ter into this sale , which , It Is Intended ,
clothes are made shall dispose of our spring weight suits figure. The best
nnd overcoats In the quickest possible tlmo.
to fit tall Our friends and customers are Invivtcd to for the price of
or take advantage ot this opportunity ot buy
ing clothing at such prices as wo have never the .
short fat lean. " . poorest.
or before had occasion to" offer.
$7.50 a Suit and up. $7.50 a Suit and up.
Special Reduction Sale
T ast Monday we commmenced to reduce our mammoth lines of Men's , Boys' and Child-
* ' ren's Ready Made Clothing. The above , card gives you the reason why and it must be done and at once
Damp , cold weather has interfered somewhat in'the last week with those wishing to purchase spring and summer cloth
ing , but now that old Sol has put in his appearance and fine weather is promised , we are going to call your attention
once more to this opportunity sale an opportunity for anyone to get some of the finest and best made clothing in the
world for almost half its real value. We are not going out of business we only want to reduce our big stock so that an
early settlement of tlie estate of Henry W. King can be made and to do so we will furnish you some bargains .that you
can't duplicate cc t or profit cuts no figure the goods inust be sold. Our window will give you an idea but to get
the full benefit of what we are really doing you must come in and look around.
These Are a Tew of the Many Bargains You can Find Here :
Every garment warranted to wear and to fit and to be the best ever sold for tlie money , or your money back.
i ,
Men's Suits Men's Suits Men's Suits Men's Suits Men's Suits Men's Suits
Fancy dlieyiqt - > Fine black and blue Blue Serge Cheviots , worsteds Cheviot and worsted Eng. clay worsted
Sack Suits Cheviots Sack Suits and cassimoros Sack Suits Sack Suits satin Cutaway Suits ,
Sack Suits square and round corner lined satin lined ,
$7.5O $8.00 $9.00 $10.00 $11 * nd $12 $15.00
Worth $1 00 Worth $12.50 Worth § 15.00 Worth $18.00 Worth § 20.00 Worth $28.00
i-Men's - Suits Children's Suits Children's Suits Boys' Suits Knee Pants
Eng. n clay worsted Junior and 2-Piece Two Long PantSuits Boys' Knee Pants ,
from G to 16
Prince Albert Suits Suits Pieces Suits years ,
all kinds ,
$15.00 $2.50 $3.50 $5.00 50c
Worth § 25.00 Worth $5.00 Worth $7.50 Worth 810.00 Worth $1.00