Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 30, 1898, Page 6, Image 6

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E. UOBEWATUH , Editor.
Dally Bee ( Without Sunday ) , Ono Year.J6.CO
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find Twenty-fourth Streets.
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Chicago Olllce ! G02 Chamber of Com
Now York : Temple Court.
Washington : DOl Fourteenth Street.
All communications relating to news nnd
editorial matter should bo addressed : To
the Editor.
All business letters and remittances
Bhould bo nddrcxscd to The Bee Publishing
Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , express
nnd noHtofllco money orders to be made
paynfdo to the order of HIR company.
State of Nebraska , Douglas County , ss.t
CicorRO B. Tzschuck , secrptary of The Bee
rubllshlne company , bclnff duly wori.
FayH that the actual number of full nnd
complcto copies of The Dally , Morning ,
Evening nnd Sunday Uec , printed during
the month of July , 1SOS , was as .follows :
l : tiuro 17 ISIMMO
2 IS . UII.7O5
3 19 . iS,7 ! ( )
4 20 . ; . 'MtrM
C i. 2t . aS.IHM
6 22 . US , . *
7 : t ! .rur
8 uiiu > in 21
10 itlii- ( >
II . . . . : ni u > 27 . : tastr (
12 Ill.lMU 28 . iisr sy
13 K0.1MO 29 . SS,17
14 : M , BI 30 . as.i ii
15 : ir , iS4 31 . assar
Less returns nnd unsold copies
Net total sales 1IM.KII
Not dally avcrnpo' 31 > 425
Sworn to bcforo mo and eubscrlbed In my
pr < > sorco this 31st day of July , 1S93.
( Seal. ) N. P. FEIt , ,
Notary Public.
I'nrtlcn leiivliif ? ilic pity for
< lie Niiiiinirr can linvc TIic
lieu Mviit io ( lie-in iTKtilnrlr
by notifying The Hoc IniNl- olllcc In permm or liy
jnall. The nililrenn will lie
il UN often IIH duHlrcil.
This Is a republican year , but re
publicans should not forgot that the
Lord helps Uioso who help themselves.
"With the temperature ranging In the
nineties It Is scarcely necessary for us
to admonish local politicians to Keep
OH Inspector Kdmlsten Is to have
charge of the i.opocratlc legislative cam
paign. That Is where the oil Is most
General Mcrrltt may go to 1'nrls , but
with Admiral Dewey at Manila there is
no dangerfrom , Agnlnaldo or any other
I'en co Jnblleo' ' projects -springing
up all around ; but Omaha''hns the Hrst
claim tii the plan and Omalia's'celebra
tion will overtop thorn all.
The exposition Is now so far on the
road to success that It cannot lie harmed
n partlclp by the exposure of any fraud
ulent work on the part of crooked em
By the end of Soptcmuor , Its fourth
month , Omaha's exposition will have
registered more admissions than Nash
ville had when It closed at the end of
elx months.
The peace jubilee will give Omaha n
chance to outdo Itself once more In the
matter of artistic decorations and unique
Illuminations , In which It has already
made a great reputation.
If the exposition had done nothing moro
than to advertise to all the world tlie
Indomitable pluck and Irresistible en
terprise of Omaha , 1t would be a paying
Investment to our citizens and business
American fanners will h-arn 'with '
supreme satisfaction that the visible
wheat supply of the world Is short nnd
foreshadows a rise In prices rather than
a decline that usually follows the har
Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland Is going
to celebrate her coronation the coming
week. Williclmlnu should have waited
till after October and llrst gotten a few
ttlps on the coronation business from our
own Ak-Sar-IJen.
Itussla Is reputed the nation of Europe
nearest the medieval absolutism. , Yet
Kussla , to the surprise of all , takes tUo
Initiative for a universal peace confer-
unco. History still produces occasional
The war with Spain will not ho able
to rank In history as a great military
contest unless It leaves to congress a
legacy of private bill legislation that
will keep It busy on war claims for a
whole generation.
The -'o-cent admission at the exposi
tion for Sunday afternoon has vindi
cated Itself at the Hrst opportunity. The
pity Is that the order was not made
promptly when the question llrst came
before the board of directors.
The c/.ar must have had assurances
of favorable- disposition on the part of
the European rulers to Ms plan for a
peace conference or ho would not have
gone so fur as to Issue publicly the in
vltatlon. The acceptances should , there
fore , come In without much dolajv
The pass Inspector Bays ho has ordered
taken up and cancelled a number of ex
position passes fraudulently secured
through exhibitors and concessionaires
But these passes could hardly have been
Issued without connivance of exposition
oUU'i-rs or employes. What Is the expo
ulttim management going to do about
this feature of the puss frauds ?
The proposal of an International con
ference of European powers with n view
to the maintenance of peace and a re
duction of armaments , submitted by the
UUH.shiu minister of foreign nll'nlrs by
command of the emperor to the foreign
diplomats at tit. Petersburg , will com-
nmnd the serious attention of the clvl-
; llxcd world. Coining at n time when
tussla Is pursuing a policy In China
which seems to threaten European
jieace , It will not be surprising If the
iroposal shall be tegarded In some qimr-
crs with distrust. For1 some time Hitsn
slau diplomacy in Asia has been very
aggressive and In Increasing the navy
: ind strengthening the army there 1ms
uppcarcd to be an expectation on theg
tiirt of that government that the long
; rn of European ponce was Hearing Its
close. Hecent apprehension of this has
been due almost wholly to the move-
nents of Russia. Hence the appeal
: rom that source In behalf of n real and
astllig peace , with the essential coudl-1
.Ion that armaments shall bo reduced ,
s so unexpected and of so sensational a
nature as to naturally Incite misgivings.
Yet the tone of Count iMuravIcff'a note
suggests the utmost sincerity.
In Its presentation of the matter the
tussian note Is most convincing nnd
persuasive. There Is no question of the
desirability of relieving the crushing |
burden Imposed upon the people of the
uadlug nations of Europe in maintain-
ng vast iirinnnicnts. It 1ms bankrupted
tnly , it istscvorcly fcltj by France , Hus-
sla and Germany arc suffering from it.
t Is Impossible fo doubt tlmt the people
of all those countries would be materl-
iilly benefited If a part of tlie money
.hoy annually pay for tlio support of
great naval and military establishments
were applied to national development
and the production of those things
which contribute to the comfort and
.lapplness of ) a peoplo. Great arma
ments , as Count MuravlefT points out ,
lave been created aud maintained ns u
guarantee of peace , but they have not
brought abouMho desired result , pacifi
cation , aud the time seems auspicious
for trying a different method for pre
serving peace. "To put an end to In
cessant armaments nnd to seek the
iieaus of warding off the calamities
which are threatening the whole world-
such Is the supreme duty today im
posed upon all states , " declares the
Russian uoto and every lover of peace
throughout the world will acquiesce.
It is a most significant move aud a
most remarkable deliverance to como
from a despotic government which has
always relied upon , force. That Kussla
should take the Initiative in an'effort ,
to promote durable peace by interna
tional compact and propose .to pnt an
end to the progressive building up or
irmies nnd navies , moved thereto by
the highest considerations affecting the
nterests of Immunity nnd civilization , Is
circumstance of epochal Importance.
A similar proposal from no other
European nation would Lave been fo ,
significant. How the governments of
Europe will regard It is somewhat ,
problematical , but If , as surmised , the
ulhcslon of some of the powers was.ob
tained before the proposal was sub
mitted , the others will probably give.
their approval. Certainly if the leading
continental powers nro willing to join
n a conference Great Britain will
hardly decline to do so , for no other
nation of Europe can more strongly de
sire a durable peace. As to the United
States it may not bo asked to Join the
proposed conference. 1'orlmps it should
not do so If asked. But It will give to
the proposal /Its / hearty sympathy and
r.orul support.
The territorial expansionists are likely
to have their appetite whetted by an
: ippeal from the British West India is-
.anils to be annexed to the United States.
The Jamaica sugar planters nro reported
to bo anxious to sever their allegiance
to the union Jack and come under the
stars and stripes and as the planters of
the other Islands are In an equally pre
carious -condition It is to bo presumed
that they also would bo glad to become
American citizens , with the privilege of
11 free market for their sugar. There Is
a serious condition of affairs In all the
sugar-producing islands of the British
West Indies so serious as to have re
ceived the earnest consideration of the
British government and It is expected
to grow worse under Increased compe
tition from Cuba and Porto Rico. Hcnco
the people of the Islands are In a state
of alarm and a congress will bo held
next -month to consider what shall be
done. It Is highly probable It will bo
proposed that If Great Britain will not
do tHomething for the relief of the Is
lands they shall appeal to the United
States to absorb them.
Of course we do not want these is
lands. They could be of no possible
benefit to us. Hesldc * England might
object , though possibly she would be
glad to be rid of them. But there are
Just as good reasons for absorbing
Jamaica as there were for annexing
An obstacle to a reciprocity agree
ment between Canada and the United
States , ns has been frequently pointed
out , Is the desire of the former for
largo concessions on agricultural
products. The only object of the Cana
dians in seeking reciprocity Is to secure
moro of the American market for the
products of the soil. They will urge
this upon the joint commission , the
American members of which , at their
meeting last Friday , agreed to seek the
views of leading agriculturists In the
L'nlteil States and particularly of farm
ers * organizations as to what would bo
the effect of reductions In the rates now
imposed on agricultural products , It Is
said that some , of the commissioners
think that n slight reduction In rates
might be made on barley , eggs , hay and
a few other products. There can bo no
doubt ns to the position of American
farmers , at least those on our northern
border with whom the Canadian ns
cultural producers directly compete.
They will bo found to n man opposed to
| any : reduction In duties. They have not
forgotten the Injury they suffered from
this competition under the Wilson tariff
and will vigorously resist all efforts to
restore those rate1 ? . And they will exert
a very strong Influence at Washington ,
whatever may bo the effect of their rep-
lesentatlons at Quebec.
If the Canadian government were dis
posed to make concessions to American
manufactures nearly commonsurnlo
j with what they want for the ngrlcul-
tural products of Canada there would
bo some chance of reaching nn agree
ment ; , but such Is not the case. Ou the
contrary It Is proposed to adhere to the
policy of discriminating in favor of
British manufactures , an organ of the
| government < having recently declared
that the .preferential . tariff which went
Into effect a few weeks ago will not be
repealed. If this Is the fixed and unalterable -
alterable determination it will be to
little purpose for the Joint commission
to cpnsuine any time in discussing reci
Three months out of the live months
of the exposition season will bo over
this ) week. The concessions BO far
made by the railroads In the reduction
of rates have been limited to territory
within 250 miles of Omaha. The more
distant points have been under an embargo
barge that makes all the advertising
east of the Mississippi < i waste of money
and energy.
When it costs all the way from ? . ' ! 0 to
$100 In railroad faro and traveling ex
penses to innKo the round trip from the
states east of the lakes few people can
bo expected to avail themselves of the
attraction , offered by what everybody
who has seen It admits Is the second
greatest exposition ever held In this
country. ( The concession of n cent per
mile rate on Chicago day , St. Louis day
and a few other special days does not
meet the demand of the exposition nor
fulfill the promises made by the railway - [
way managers.
Weeks -igo It was given out that a
general reduction of railroad fares to
the exposition would be inaugurated
at least not later than September 1.
That date is upon us , but the promised
reduction of long distance rates , which |
alone will bring visitors from the cast
and enable the exposition to carry out
the object of Its promoters to Interest
eastern investors In the undeveloped re
sources of the prolific region west of the
Mississippi , is not yet In sight.
The reductions tlmt have been an
nounced for September apply only to |
three or four Iralllc points within a
range of fiOO miles from Omaha. They
are to be In effect only on given days , so
that people residing beyond that dis
tance are compelled to pay full faro |
from their homes to Chicago or St. Louis
and time their trips to connect with , the
dates for which reduced rates are an
nounced. The one rate from Chicago
and St. Louis , with $2 added , which lias
been granted for certain days of the
week , Is not a sulllclent Inducement for
the middle class of the oast- unless an
arrangement Is at once made for ono-
faro' roundtrip rate from points east
of Chicago on connecting Hues.
It Is for the traffic managers of tlio
roads centering In Omaha to press the
Claims of the exposition with their con
necting lines and If possible to force
the reductions on long distance travel
within the next ten days. The an
nouncement of reduced rates to Omalm
will within Itself Insure for the roads all
the passengers they can handle from.
now to the closing of the exposition |
Having produced such a superfine
brand o harmony by appointing them
selves as delegates to the democratic
state and congressional conventions , it
Is inexplicable why the Ilerdman gang
should think It necessary to go through
the form of a party primary to select
delegates to a county nominating con
vention. If a state nnd congressional
ticket can be launched under the demo
cratic name without even Inquiring as to
the wishes of the rank and file of the
democrats , why should they be con
sulted with reference to nominees for
county and legislative ofllcesV
Do the express companies think they
can pay the war tax on express shipi
tuonts In Texas and shift it upon their
patrons In all other states ? No possible
excuse that could bo offered for such
discrimination would be accepted by
the public. The express companies
should wako up to the fact that the
stamp tax bears no harder upon them
than upon corporations In dozens of
other lines of business and yield grace
fully to the situation before the people
become so exasperated with the treat
ment ns to look about for retaliatory
The best captures , that have boon
made under the police regime of Chief
Gallagher have been made by men who
have no connection with the police force.
One highwayman caught by a stable
man Is serving a term In the peniten
tiary and now a street car conductor has
lauded a holdup for whom the whole
detective force was looking In vain. In
the meanwhile the thieves and crooks
are plying their vocations under the
very noses of the reform police without }
so much as a thought of possible police
The people of Omaha and visitors to
the exposition generally do not seem to
appreciate the value of the Indian en
campment as tha most unique' nnd in
structive feature of the great show.
Oue reason , perhaps , Is that the encamp
ment has not boon made as accessible
as other parts of the exposition grounds
and adequate provisions have not been
made to accommodate people who want
to witness the exhibitions of the Indians.
It Is to be hoped the railroads will
have better success In carrying the dls-
banded volunteer regiments to their
homes than < they had In tiansportlng
them to the military camps. It will be
remembered that there were several
wrecks of trains filled with soldiers and ' s
that fatalities on Ithc railroads antlcl
patcd those on the battlefield. The re
turn trip ought to be safeguarded with
every precaution against railroad ac
For people Interested In the war , n
visit to the Omaha exposition will bo
' moro satisfactory than a visit to Cuba.
Between the war relics , the models or
the navy's men-of-war , the war balloon
and all the other war featured , the ex
position * offers a war display that can
not be beaten anywhere.
Eminent statesmen who have failed
to cntcli on to the Paris peace commis
sion will be grateful to learn that an
International peace conference Is about
to be called by the czar , which will afford
them another opportunity to secure a
soft berth In one of the great capitals
of Europe.
Senator Davis wants the American
navy maintained as largo as that of
any nation on the face of the earth.
But who is to pay the bill ? And what
Is the use of Increasing the navy when
all the world is talking universal peace
and disarmament ?
One Straight Shot *
Chicago Tribune.
General Blanco says the Insurgents "havo
never been grateful to Spain for Its efforts
In their behalf. " Once In a while General
Blanco manages to BOCUTO a firm grip on an
everlasting truth.
The Nation's Tolirupli Toll * .
During the war the government spent
{ 2,500 a day for cable dispatches nnd
most of the money went abroad.
The American people have not giv
en to submarine telegraphing the attention
it deserves.
IleiKl OIT ( lit : Syndicate.
Already a syndicate Is forming to slash off
the forests of Porto Itlco. It will bo ntrnngo
If the government permits the rich little
Island to be desolated by the ruthless
American nxe. The principles of forestry
are no longer unknown In this country ,
though generally disregarded.
A ConeltiNlve I'roiiOMlllon.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Blcnco , In hl latest proclamation , says :
" \Ve have been
vanquished because wo arc
Spaniards , hut there Is no human power
which can force us to resign our glorious
nationality. " There Is uo human power
that can make a silk purse of a sow's ear ,
but It is so much the worse for the sow's
Value of ItcNtrlctloiiH Unforced.
St. Paul 1'loneer Press.
The good physical condition of the marines
who fought at Guantanamo has astonished
every ono that has seen them. Their com
mander. Colonel Huntlngton , attributes It to
the fact that the army rules of eating and
drinking , Including the boiled water regu
lation , were rigidly enforced , nnd strict pen
alties for Irregularity in these matters were
ordained. His sick list has not exceeded at
any ttmo 3 per cent of the entire command.
So much for discipline.
The Clock tlmt
Now York Sun. i
Democratic state conventions continue to
cry for free silver and Bryan. Meanwhile
the country , prosperous and confidently ex
pecting greater prosperity in the develop
ment of manufactures and commerce as a
result of the war , la looking forward to new
questions and new hopes , nnd not back
ward to the mouldy Isitcs bf 1890. Good
times would have been 'fatal to Bryaulsm
even if the war had not come. The demo
crats are clinging hopelessly to defeat. The
democratic clock stopped at 189C. The coun
\ try Is going on , although the country don't
seem to know It.
Colil III ( he TreiiHtiry.
Philadelphia Ledger.
The United States treasury now holds
moro than $206,000,000 In gold. It holds this
vast amount , largely , because It cannot get
rid of ft. The people do not care to bo bur-
dcncd with gold for pocket money , when f
paper Is so much more convenient to carry.
They are very willing to lot the government
keep the gold , and the government Is very
willing to do so , because It is the only full
value money , after all , and it must bo kept
on baud in readiness to cash the govern
ment's promises to pay , which the holders
are so well satisfied with now , but which
they may bring in and demand gold for at
any time.
Our Finis ( lie Old < ; it. '
Paris Flgnro.
It Is not generally known that the star
spangled banner of the United States is
older than any ono of the present flags of
the . great European powers. It was adopted
in 1777 by the congress of the thirteen colonies
nies of North America , then at war with the
mother country. The yellow and red Span
ish flag came out in 1785 ; the French tri
color was adopted In 1794 ; the red English
emblem , with the union Jack in the upper
corner , dates from 1801 ; the Sardinian ( now
the Italian ) flag flrat fluttered in 18-18 ; the
Austro-Hungarlon ling was ono of the con
sequences of the compromise of 1867 ; the
present German flag first appeared in 1871 ,
and the Russian tricolor is quite a recent
affair. The only modification that the Amer
ican flag has undergone since its origin con
sists In the addition of a new star every
tlrno a now state Is taken Into the union.
The stars now nifmber
forty-five and , un
fortunately for Spain , it is moro than likely
that they have not yet como to the end of
their multiplication.
Siilircmnoy of Our InvciidoiiH .Shown
li.v ICvnortN.
Philadelphia Times.
When fine , complicated machinery is
wanted the whole world looks to this Yankee
nation to supply it. The exports of Amer
ican machinery In the ycur just closed
reached the goodly sum of ? 50,000,000 , and
the articles exported Included about every
thing In the line of machinery , from high
speed locomotives to sowing machine needles.
Old world fondness for American bicycles Is
the reason why they head the list with u
total valuation of JG,81C,5-9 , European
women like American sewing machines ,
which como second in the export list , value
3,130,361 ; scientific nnd electrical Instru
ments are third , at $2,770,803 , and type
writing machines fourth , at $1,902,153.
Ono advantage of American inventiveness
Is that thtEo articles require very little ad
vertising abroad. They advertise them
selves , because they nro BO much superior
to European articles of the like nature that
comparison is all the advertising they re
quire. Other articles of American produc
tion of a coarser nature meet successful
European competition everywhere , but Amer
ican bicycles , setting machines , typewriters
and eleotrlcal machinery Bland flrst every
As wo nro reaching nftcr greater export
markets , the case with which our finely
constructed machinery makes Its way every of
where offers a suggestion worth careful con
sideration. Why should not our American
manufacturers in every line prldo them of
selves on making the best of everything.
In many of the articles of common con
sumption Americans ba > o been compelled
to Import the finer grades of goods. Per
haps If wo made these flner grades of the
goods of common use they would become aa
popular in foreign markets OB our bicycles ,
sewlne machines and typewriters.
KC1IOI3.H OK Till ! WAIt.
During his v'alt ' to WaslilOK'Gii ' lait week
Admiral Schley rciaud a conversation bad
with a captured Spanish tobnol near San-
tlago. Tbo colonel expressed the bopo that
tbo Americans would not have the sumo
experience with the Cubans as allies as tbo
Spaniards had with them ns enemies. "They
are an excellent advance guard In a re-
treat , " eald the colonel , "and nn admirable
rear guard for nn advance. " This ndnilraij
bly expressed sentiment coincides with the
views of most American nrmy officers nt
Santiago. But even though they failed to
reach army Ideals they show great nppretn
elation of the valor of the men who died
for Cuban liberty. A correspondent of Col
lier's Weekly relates an Incident Illustrating
this feeling. "Hiding solitary along the road
to Slboucy , " says the correspondent , "I came
upon a party of they hurrying on their way ,
led by a young olllccr who was taking hla
llttlo command on an army errand. Ho spoke
only a few words of English , but made use
of all ho bad to express his feelings ns wo
passed the graves of the Hough Hldcrs ,
lying on a llttlo hillside by the road. It wns ,
however , the devout raising of the som
breros as wo passed the spot which npoko
moro eloquently than tbo tongue of the feel
ings among the famished Cubans ; and pity
It Is that want of delicacy should have
brought about even a moment's estrange
ment between our devoted friends and the
general of the nrmy at Santiago. From a
personal acquaintance with Garcia nnd his
gallant sons , I know that It Is qulto beyond
our power to appreciate tbo delicacy of their
feelings of gratitude to the United States. "
An oulccr of the Indiana says the battle
ship fired 1,000 shots at Ccrvera's escaping
fleet. Yet the commanding officer declares
the reports slighted the efforts of the battle-
ship. Did the Indiana fire muffled guns ?
Romance nnd pathos are tenderly united
In the untimely death of William Tiffany of
New York , a gallant member of Hoosevelt's
Rough Riders. Tiffany entered the regiment
as a sergeant and was promoted to a lieu
tenancy for conspicuous gallantry on the
heights of San Juan. He became a victim .
of fever , was brought home on ono of the |
troopships and died after lauding In Boston
for want of proper medical care and feud.
The young eoldlcr was engaged to Miss
Maud Livingstone , ono of the noted New
York family , and the wedding wns to take
place on bis return from 'iio ' wai. Niaily
everybody In the regiment know of the en
gagement aud chaffed Wllllu about It. Ho
would send cable messages to his fiancee
whenever an opportunity offered and was
lavish with money In securing a messenger
to take it to the cable station. The men
who chaffed him loved him for his loyalty
and devotion and would go miles out of their
way to deliver his messages. To hla camp
associates bo was extremely kind , doing
many little helpful things with his abundant
means without their knowledge. He was 9
years of age.
The popular receptions accorded Admiral
Schley during his recent trip to and from
AVashlngton showed the esteem in which the
hero of Santiago ts held , as well as bis
modesty aud frankness. "I love my coun
try , " ho said to a representative of the
Washington Post , "and , llko the others , did
the best I could. I have been again and
again profoundly Impressed by the affection
of the people. I have received letters from
every section of the country from Maine to
the Pacific coast. I almost weep some
times at the touching evidences of grati
tude. I have written letters till my bands
are tired out and last evenlnc there were
still COO letters that I bad not been able
yet to open and read. "
Admiral Schley spoke with a great deal
of feeling about the homage people of the
poorer classes have shown him , relating how
a dusty charwoman accosted him the other
day , wishing to shako his hand. She was
rather timid about doing so. "I assured
her , " said Admiral Schley , "that no other
person could do mo a greater honor. "
Bo suspicious of the Jackie giving you
his hat band , girls. A girl on the New
York asked ono of tbo sailors for a bat i
band Tuesday. "I want the ono you wore
at Santiago , " she said. "I hnte to part
with It , " answered the sailor , "Us the only
hat band I have and I've been treasuring
it for my sweetheart. " The girl persisted
and ho took a fresh looking hat band from
hla pocket. As ho did so half a dozen others
fell out. Then ho admitted that ho laid |
in a supply for emergencies.
General Joe Wheeler Is a man of resources
as well as a fighter. When bo reached
Jersey City on bis way from Washington to
Montauk Point , bo was Identified by bib
uniform and tbo crowd pressed toward him j
in such a manner that It was doubtful for
a tlmo if ho would bo able to gain the
ferryboat. Seeing a still larger crowd waitIng -
Ing for him outsldo the platforms and in
the ferry-house , ho executed a movement
which proved entirely successful. WhisperIng -
Ing to bis son , Lieutenant Wheeler , bo stood
still until n light alpaca coat was taken
from a suit case which the young man was
carrying. In a minute ho had covered his
uniform nnd , as ho were a straw hat , he |
was effectively disguised. When he reached
the ferry-houso no ono recognized him and
the hero and his son had unimpeded
The Condition of Jiiiiinlcn Cld-d IIH an (
Buffalo Express. oldi
Jamaica probably is not aloue among the di
British West India colonies In believing that olin
times would be better If the British connec
tion wcro severed. Early next month a con
gress of representatives of the various colonies
nies will meet at Barbadocs. Tbo Initiative
In this movement was taken by Trinidad.
It was inspired by the gradual destruction
of the sugar industry in the Islands owing
to the competition of the bounty-paying
countries of continental Europe. It Is exi i ,
pected that the congress will present urgent
petitions to the British Parliament for relief
by legislation. In cfl'ect. they will ask Great
Britain so to amend its customs policy as to *
give them a virtual monopoly of the British
market. If Great Britain Is unwilling to do
this , they will ask the privilege of taking a
some steps an their own account to get
into the market of the United States. The
brief period of reciprocity under the McKln-
ley law , with no United States tariff on
sugar , opened a glittering prospect to the
West Indians. It ended before It bad tlmo bo
to produce much more than prospects. And
the West Indians doubtless argue that the
new relations of the United States toward
Cuba and Porto Rico and Hawaii will prevent -
vent them from ever securing the benefits
of the American market again by the recip
rocity plan. The motive of Jamaica's talk
for annexation Is a better sugar market ,
nothing else. And the same motive prevails
In all the other colonies.
The really instructive lesson In nil this
for the United Stntes Is tbo inadequacy of
colonial rule. Wo have como to look ou the
British colonial system ns a very benign
form of government for weak staled. There
seems to be a half-formed Idea among our
expansionists that the United States can
undertake something of the kind Itself ,
that we may be able to apply a similar form
Government to Porto Hlco , Hawaii and ,
poeslbly , the Philippines and Cuba. Prob
ably wo could , but the present object lesson
the British West Indies should teach us
that It would not serve. Our colonists
would quickly find that wo had given them
but tbo shadow of our own rights and lib-
rtlca. Annexation to the United States on
equal terms with tbo existing states Is n
boon which any people may well crave.
Annexation as n territory with the ultimata
prospect of statehood Is a sort of propara-
tlon for enjoyment of this boon. Hut
annexation as n dependency on terms which
j i would prevent the colony from over beccmv
Ing \ \ a real part of the United Stntes would
lend ] only to disappointment nnd future
trouble. Better than that would bo the
establishment ( of our proposed colonies as
independent republics with n terminable
protectorate by the United States , only sulll
clout ] to guard them from foreign aggres
sion | nnd from any violent civil wars. Naval
bases | nnd tradu privileges would bo our
compensation for furnishing this protection
This Is the course wo should have taken
with Hawaii. It Is the cotirso wo should
tnko with Porto Ulco , Cuba and the Philip'
pines. |
The TriiitMlUon from llnttle Array ( ci
rciK-oful IMu-Niiltw.
Philadelphia Times.
As a nation wo don't ' go to war often , wo
nro never prepared for war when It Is thrust
upon us or wo bring it on ourselves ; wo get
ready for war when wo must In n hurry
wo ; . light It to a finish tis quickly us possible
then dismantle our navy , disband our nrmy
nud llvo on u peace footing until tbo nex
war compels us to turn soldiers nnd sailors
again on twenty-four hours' notice. This a
least has been until tbo
. . our practice prescn
time. Wo went to war with.Spain unex
pectedly , raised nud equipped nn nrniy o
moro . than 200,000 men , added n largo num
ber of auxiliary vessels to our navy , tough
, .
tbo war to n successful finish in thrco
. months nnd are uow going out of the war
The Indications of this have been multl
plying of late. Our soldiers nro being brough
to ' northern camps to cnablo them to rccovci
from fevers and malaria contracted In serv
ice , nnd recruit in health before being finally
mustered out. The rules that are to govcri ;
the mustering out process have already been
adopted , the naval reserves nro being dls <
charged , tbo auxiliary cruisers , tbo St. Pau
In tbo vau , are being ordered to privati
shipyards or the government navy yards to
bo disarmed and restored to the merchan
service , the employes at the arsenals who
have been preparing ammunition nro being
discharged and in various ways and in many
directions tbo indications are manifest tha
wo nre going out of the war business nlmos
as hastily as wo wcut into It.
The acquisition of Cuba , Porto Rico nnO
tbo Philippines , in each of which a military
government must bo maintained for a time ,
precludes the possibility , of course , of the
cnllro dlsbandmcnt of our volunteer army
until congress shall have authorized an in
crease of the regular army of sufficient pro
portions to meet the new demand for sol
diers in time of peace , but at least 100,000
volunteers will bo mustered out as soon as
the necessary details can bo attended to ,
and this army of recent fighters will return
to swell tbo ranks of the great army o !
peaceful workers. A permanent incrcaso o
the navy has already been provided for by
congress , but the now vessels will be years I
in building , while tbo auxiliary cruisers cm
ployed for the war will bo only weeks In tbo 1
process of transformation from war to merchant - f
chant vessels.
No other country In the world pays so L
llttlo attention to preparing for war in tlmo '
of peace , no other goes Into war when 1
must with greater earnestness or enthu
siasm , and no other Is transformed from ,
fighting to a peaceful nation when war is '
over so quickly or completely.
Splendid Work Performed ! } \olilc
Women in the CIIIIIIIN.
Mlnncnpolls Journal.
Milton makes Adam on ono occasion ad
dress bis wife :
"Daughter of God and man , Immortal Eve. '
This , of course , Is no moro than a real
woman merits In tbo way of eulogy. I
does not closely apply to the pretty fcmlnln' '
natures which cultivate vanity , feed on
flattery and have an impulse inborn o :
selfishness. There Is opportunity enough In
these latter days for every Intelligent woman
to enter upon a larger and moro unselfish
life. Margaret Fuller used to complain tha !
women were too much mere "bond-maids t
men. " She would bo delighted to look upon
the sex , just now , with mortal vision and
note the expansion possible to and practice *
by women today , entering into aud occupy
lug a hundred arenas of Industry.
Do wo sing tbo praises of our coldlcrs anil
sailors ; down amidst tbo smoke and thunder
of fierce battles ? Equally shall wo not exal
the ] magnificent courage aud unselfishness o :
American women who followed tbo guidon
of the Red Cross Into the battlefields and
ministered to tbo wounded nnd fever-sick
soldiers ( , while the bullets from tbo rifles
of a perfidious foe , who respected not the
generally recognized Inviolability of the hos
pital flag , whistled over their heads and not
infrequently entered tllo bodies of the al
ready < wounded soldiers to whom kindly
hands were gently ministering.
hiEl Florence Nightingale exalted the profes
sion of tbo hospital mirso in this modern
day and led the way to a noble profession
for the "daughters of God nnd man. " To
thcso nurses of the Red Cross aud others
the American nation bows with reverence.
Clara Barton is tbo typo of woman .
who shows the best qualities of the womanhood - '
hood which lives its real life and up to its
ideal , altruistic woman's work.
ida Only a nurse ! you say ? Yes , nnd it Is
noble profession , once regarded as em
bodying menial service ; but now uplifted
tc high dignity by the refined and cultivated
women who cheese it aud study the laws
elm matter and mind , so that all they do
may bo done intelligently , whllo tbo service
developes all tbo tender and noble feelings
ol humanity within them and they have
abundant opportunity 'to influence for lastIng -
Ing gooJ the subjects of their essential
At the front , under a burning tropical
sun and torrential - tropical rains nnd In
fnbrllo atmospheres ; at the hospitals at
home , In southern camps , whether disease
shells or bullets struck down the nation's
defenders , the gentle ministrations of woman
have cheered tbo fainting hearts and light
ened the darkness brooding down on the
vision of itho dying. Woman may not bo
trained to exercises of war , as Plato desired ;
but she can and docs go to war grandly us
gcntlo and successful and essential mln-
Istrant to the sick and the wounded and the
Value or iHolntlon.
Chicago Tlmt's-IIerald.
It looks ns though Admiral Dewey would
the only fighter who will not bo called
upon to explain something. It's a wise man i
who kuows enough to cut his cable.
Tliu Royal Is the hlghutt ( jrddu baking powder
known. Actual ImHshow It goes one-
third further than any other brand.
Pali _
Absolutely Pure
AL t ma POWDM CO. , New von * .
A.M ) imimir ,
Somcrvlllo Journal : "I onR llfo to you ! "
fwlcl the Inxurniii't ! agent , he Imtidnl o\et
the pulley lie hud JutU written for
Chicago Trlbunr : "Mow did you o
to get such nn extensive itianufnctiirlu
plant In your town ? " asked the visitor.
"U'cii , we rooted for It , " replied the na
IndlannpollH Journal : "Speaking of Ret-
thiK 11 tooth pulled , " paid the Cornfed
Philosopher , "that is ono Inatnuuu whrro u
man is bound tu stay nnd DUO the thlnt ;
out. " '
Cincinnati Knni'lrer ' : Wnllnco I notlro
you nlways nay "tho name , " when asked to
' drink , \\liy Is it ?
Colonel li.ixter ft Is the natural con-
sulivatlsm uf n feiiUcimin , sail.
Detroit Free Press : "Hcputntlon Is n good
denl llko u lluon suit. "
"How's tlmt ? "
"When you undertake to wash It , it al-
wnys shrlnkti the wrong way. "
ChlrnRo Post : "What is firmness ,
father ? "
"Firmness , my boy , is obstinacy In our
"And what Is obstinacy ? "
"Obstinacy Is llrnmcHS In somebody else.1
Philadelphia North American : Bughouse
Hill The bleyclo mall rider of Terror
Gulch hod n mishap last night.
The Dnrkci'iH'r I'uncturo ?
liughuuso 1)111 Yep ; right behind the left
Philadelphia North American : "I'm not
surprised that Spain doesn't want her pris
oners Hcnt back. "
"Why ? "
"She Is naturally opposed to a return of
damaged goods. "
Detroit Free Press : "They say that Mrs.
Bondly throws on a grout deal of ugony
since they became , nuddenly rich. "
"Well , rather. That woman used to walk
In her Bleep. Now she gets up nnd rides a
chainlcss bleyclo or orders a carriage , "
Washington Stnr ; "What did Colonel
Stllhvell say about the brnndled peached
wo sent to cheer his convalescence , ? "
"lie siild ho was nfruld ho wasn't Btronff
enough to cut the fruit , " replied the llttlo
Bin , "but that ho appreciated the spirit In
which It was sent. "
Cleveland Plain Dealer : Admiral And
how is Captain Evans this morning , stir-
ffoon ?
Volco from Interior of private room
Where's that blankety-blankcd-blank fool
of an Idiotic sawbontH ? I want a drink ,
and I want it blank mtlckl
Surgeon lio'3 much better , sir.
Detroit Journal : "Let us on ! " cried tha
army , impatiently.
Still the word came not.
The army chafed.
Uut the commander was determined not
to attack until ho was fully prepared , and
ho had not yet thought up any epigram to
utter In the seemingly certain event o
Got There nt T.nnt.
Denver Post.
The old maid , weary of the dance , sought
for a quiet seat
Where Bho could cool her frescoed face and
rest her tired feet ,
And , being somewhat abort of sight , she
innocently Bat.
With lota of emphasis , upon n gentleman's
Bilk hat ,
She nulekly rose nnd viewed the wreck ,
felt half inclined to fulnt ,
Her features trying hard to blush through
quite a coat of paint.
Whllo glances lllled wtlh wild amaze upon
her face were cast ,
LookB of astonishment that she had madu
a mash nt lout.
Our volunteers , our volunteers ,
Will soon bo mustered out ;
With guns a-stack , in blvouvae.
They long have lived in doubt.
They board the train for homo again ,
A smllo on every lip ;
"Nebraska land , Nebraska land , "
They sing- along the trip.
They come , they're near ; they come , they're ,
hero ;
Make way , make way ; keep back !
They're guarded well , the bayonets fell ,
Ward off the fond attack.
In line they form , the air wo storm
With many a ringing cheer
A word of frraco , a sweet embrace
Who would not bo a volunteer ?
Yet Bomo there nro in lands afar
Who did their duty well.
A cheer wo gtvo ; long may they llvo
Of valorous deeds to toll.
Fond hearts that yearn for their return ,
Away with doubt and fear ;
The war is won , 'tis lots of fun
To bo a volunteer.
Second Nebraska Volunteers ,
HAVANA AUK. 30 , 189S. Tills Is a great
day for Cuba. The Spanish find Is .hauled
down forever , nnd the Island with Its cap
ital 18 turned over to the Americans by the
Hurrenderlng Spanish authorities. At last
Old Glory waves over an emancipated land.
We have been
successful in se
curing some more soft comfort
able negligee shirts. The de
mand of late has been greater
than we could supply. Our
large assortment was reduced to
less than one dozen. But today ,
thanks to the energy of our New
York buyer of this department ,
we have plenty now to show
you , in all sizes from 14 to J7 ,
and very desirable styles , fine
madras and oxford cloths. They
are the celebrated "Star1 shirts ,
that have always sold for $ J.50.
Close buying has enabled us to
offer these high grade shirts to
you at $ J.OO each.
If you want a good shirr ,
come before the patterns have ' >
been picked over.
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