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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 21 , 1808.
E. UOSCWATER. Kdltor.
PUBL18HKD EVERY MOHNINO.
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION :
Pally Bee ( \Vlthout Sunday ) , One Ye.
Dally Bee and Sunday , One Year 8.'J3
Six Months 4.W
Tlirco .Months 2.00
Huntlay Uce. Ono Year 2W
Baturcfay Dec One Year 1.50
Weekly I3ce , Ono Year l
Omnha : The Bon Hulldlnc.
South Omnha : Blnsrcr Block , Corner N
and Twenty-fourth directs.
Council Blurts : 10 ivnrl Street.
Chicago Office : B02 Chamber ot Com
New York : Temple Court.
Washington : 501 Fourteenth Street.
All communications relntlne to newt nnd
editorial matter should bo addressed : To
All bushiest letters and remittance"
Khould be addressed to The Hfc Publishing
Company , Omuha. Drafts , checks , express
and postofllro money orders to bo made
payable to the ordnr of the rompanj.
THE I3EE PUBUSHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County , ss :
George D. Tzschuck , secretary of The Bee
Publishing company , being duly sworn ,
say * that the actual number of full nnd
complete copies of The Dally , Morning ,
Evening nnd Sunday Dec , printed during
the month of August , 1SOS , was as follows :
i 2saii 17 M7.IMKJ
2 1MMIW IS Ull.liW
3 lHB7i ID ar.iTo
4 SS/MO 20 U7.7IKI
9 im.7ti :
ill" 0,0:15 :
13 2siHi : :
Total SJ | , N |
Less rcturnud and unsold copltw. . . . Jl > , . " -i :
Net total sales SIB. : U
Net Daily Average 27.029
GEORGE D. TX.SCHUCK.
Sworn to before mo and subscribed In
my presence this 1st day of September ,
1S93. N. P. FE1U
: TO Tim IICU IIUILUI.NG.
No vlnltnr < i > Onmliii nnd the
cxpoMlUoii Nlioulil KO < i ny
without Inxpcctlmr Tlie Ilcc
ItllllfllllK , tllC lUTKCIlt I1C1TB-
impcr liulldlnK 1" America ,
it nil The lire iie > tM M > er
jilniit , eoneertetl to be the
llnunt Iictnocu ChlunKO " " < !
Sim Friinulnc'ii. A corillul
Mcleonic In extended to all.
The Cuban problem Is In front of us
and will continue to pluguu us for years
It Is not for parties any more tlian
mortals to command success. Success
comes only to those who deserve It.
The eruption of Vesuvius only fore
shadows the landslide which will over
take the popocrats on the Stli of Novem
Our public-spirited citizens must rlso
to the Importance and dignity of the
peace Jubilee and put their houses In
order for the coming of. the conquering
This is a republican year , but the
republican leaders should remember
that the party cannot afford to hazard
Its success with candidates who do not
command popular confidence.
A tobacco trust Is about to be
launched upon the country , but that does
not Dignify that the retail tobacco deal
ers will deal out the poisonous weed entrust
trust any more liberally than they have
Itobert K. Leo Ilerdman and his pals
have put their ears to the ground to
hear the news from Lincoln which will
extend their hold upon the police for a
few weeks longer or turn them out to
graze In other pastures.
In the short , sharp nnd decisive war
with Spain more than 100,000 Spanish
soldiers surrendered to less than 12,1,000
Americans. Yet It seems the yellow
Journals Insist there must bo a court-
martial after every victory and u scan
dal after every campaign.
Certainly the public-spirited men ot
this city will not permit Jubilee week
to come without efforts to decorate the
principal streets at least those thor
oughfares through which the president
nnd party shall pass In procession from
depot to exposition grounds.
The police claim to have captured a
loujr man and a short man , but It re
mains to bo Been yet whether they have
captured the long man and the short
man who have been operating success
fully as highwaymen In this city nnd
suburbs during the past three months.
Two years ago the perplexing question
for popocrats was : Is there enough goldV
With about ? U30,000,000 of gold In the
United States treasury and hundreds of
millions lying in the vaults of the hanks
It would seem ns If the supply of gold
! ( vns more than equal to the demands or
The contention between the rival ex
press companies only emphasizes the 1'
'act ' that the express business has been
naunged In the Interest of outside rings
ind Inside rings when it should really
invo been managed as part of the or-
'tlnnry ' business of each railroad com-
! > any. *
There Is yet In store for Omaha nu
( vent the like of which the city never
las enjoyed , nor perhaps never can
[ ujoy. The pence Juhlleo will mark
lie culminating point of success In the ,
llstory of the Transmlsslsslppl ICxposl-
lon' . The city proper must rise to the
kllryau docs not feel very comfortable
| i Ills colonel's uniform. The smell of
ppocrntlc barbecues has struck him i
ftwu on the Florida coast and the temp-
jtlon to deliver a few more lectures
wu In Missouri for the gate receipts
so Irresistible that he contemplates
bowing up his .military Joli.
IIKKT AXI ) CAXK SLWAtt.
A report Just Issued by the Depart
ment of Agriculture on the cultivation
of beet sugar In the United States con
tains a great deal that Is Instructive
to those interested In that Industry. It
appears that this country has paid to
other nations during the last live years
more than $ .100,000,000 for sugar. The
total domestic product for IS'JT ' was
JW.1r,5 ( ! tons and the total rellned prod
uct of beet sugar 1,070,007 tons. Of
the total consumption 4.1 per cent was
beet sugar. The production of beet
uugar In the United States In IS'JT was
barely 1 ° . A per cent of the total domes
Secretary Wilson allows that upon
1,000,000 acres enough sugar can be
produced to make the United States
entirely Independent of foreign supplies.
Assuming the correctness of this esti
mate , nnd the authority of the secre
tary of agriculture In the matter will
hardly be questioned , there -is no doubt
that with proper encouragement the
beet sugar Industry of this country
could within five years be made to sup
ply the home consumption. But under
the changed conditions which the war
has brought about the beet sugar Industry -
dustry In this country Is not likely to
. make the progress It otherwise would
undoubtedly have done. With Hawaii
' and Porto Illco Increasing their sugar
| production under the stimulus of Amer
ican enterprise and Cuba also adding
to its annual output , the incentive to
beet sugar cultivation in the United
States will be greatly reduced If not
entirely destroyed. Perhaps what has
already been accomplished In establish
ing this Industry will be maintained ,
but It Is not to be expected that much
further progress will be made , at least. '
for years. Thus we bhall continue to
Import sugar , but the greater portion
of what Is Imported will in the near
future come from the Islands which
War has placed under the control ot
the United States and where American
enterprise will Increase production.
DEAJJbQ WITH THE TURK.
The United States government having
declined to accept the disclaimer of re
sponsibility made by the TurKlsh gov
ernment regarding the destruction of
American property during the Armenian
massacres , the practical question Is
whether we shall threaten force If the
claims are not paid. The matter would
seem to have passed beyond the stage
of diplomatic controversy and If our gov
ernment takes this view of It , it remains
to be determined whether It shall take
measures to enforce payment of the
claims or abandon them. Public opinion
appears to favor the former course. The
Idea Is and It is probably correct that
force is the only argument which the
sultan appreciates. An Illustration of
this Is found in the action of the Aus
trian government last year , which upon
the refusal of the Turkish government
to pay a claim dispatched a man-of-war
to one of the Turkish ports with Instruc
tions to shell It If the claim was not paid
In a bpeellled time. It Is urged that we
should follow this course.
Perhaps it would bo effective , but It Is
not wise to hastily conclude that Turkey
would submit to such a demonstration on J
the part of the United States without of
fering any resistance. Much would de
pend upon the attitude of European
powers and we cannot be sure that all
of these would approve of It. In the
event of any of them siding with Tur
key wo might IInil a demonstration
against that country a soutco of no
little trouble to us. Of course our gov
ernment will make certain of being oil'
with ouo war before doing anything
that might invite or provoke another.
TIIK CAKADUK KKGOTUTIOA'S.
The Joint high commission to consider
and adjust matters in controversy be
tween the United States and Canada
reassembled yesterday , after a recess of
nearly two weeks. Senator Faulkner of
West Virginia has been appointed to
succeed Senator Gray on the commis
sion , the latter having been appointed
one of the peace commissioners. As wo
have heretofore said In reference to
these negotiations , they are hardly less
Important than the negotiations that
will bo entered upon in Paris ten days
hence to perfect peace between the
United States and Spain.
From the proceedings of the Joint high
commission so far held it is dltllcult
to forecast with any degree of conll-
dencc what may be the outcome , mit | !
some doubt Is expressed as to whether'
much of anything will be accomplished. ,
The commission grew out of the effort' '
of the United States government to' '
save the valuable seal herd In Bering ! , !
sea from total destruction , now rapidly \
being brought about by pelagic sealing. , I
What seemed a fair prospect for an I
agreement to protect the seal herd was ! I
destroyed by the opposition of the Cn-1 I
nndlan government , which insisted that \
no concession should be made to the
I United States in this matter unless Canada -
ada received In return some trade concession -
cession from this country. The pro
posal of the Joint high commission
to consider nil the questions In contro
versy between the two countries fol
lowed. As the sealing question Is press-1
Ing for early settlement and the CanaJ J i !
' dlan commissioners refuse to enter Into <
I any agreement on that question until !
nil of the other matters have also been j
settled , the outlook Is not good. It Is i
quite possible that the entire sealing' '
question , In some respects the most
Important of all , will be left wide open i
providing Great Britain humors Canada ,
in the matter as has been done before.
Failure of any agreement in the sealIng -
Ing question will make more dittlcult
jnn agreement on other questions. The
Canadian government realizes that the
United States Is more anxious to have
this matter settled on a fair basis than
any other , therefore It Is apprehended i
that government may make such use j I
of It as will Imperil the BUCCOM of the I
j entire negotiations. But this U not the I
only matter that Is likely to prove an I
obstacle to the settlement of the Issues !
which the commission was appointed to I
adjust. The reciprocity question Is
likely to prove no less and possibly
more difficult than the scaling Issue , it
Is understood that the Canadian govern-
ii.cnt 1 * disposed to make a rrurlnl mat
ter of this question and In view of the
fact that It appears to have nothing
better to offer than has been hitherto
proposed the chances of agreement upon
a scheme of trade reciprocity are lar
from promising. The chief newspaper
organ In Montreal of the present min
istry said not long ago that If It had
not been for the persistent "nagging"
of the United States by the conservative
government there would have been no
difficulties between the two countries.
A part of this "nagging" consisted in
discriminating tariff duties and that
course Is still pursued , notwithstanding
the fact that our present ministry was
chosen with a view to Inaugurate a
more liberal trade policy.
It Is presumed the joint high commis
sion will now continue in session until
Its work Is concluded. It Is to be hoped
Unit the purpose of Us creation will bo
accomplished , but the outlook Is not
miAl'S Tilt ! MATTMt WITH M1SSOUH1 }
It seems Incomprehensible why the
state of Missouri Is not more in evidence
nt the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition. Mis
souri excels not only In population , but
In Its vast and varied natural nnd in
dustrial , resources , every other state west
of the Mississippi. The empire state
of the transmlsslsslppl region could
fill every foot of space of the
Mines building with the products
of its Iron , zinc , lead nnd coal
mines. Its building stone from granite
to limestone Is in Itself a source of
wealth greater than the argentiferous de
posits of Colorado or the fabled gold
fields of the Klondike. Missouri could ,
if so disposed , have made the most mag-
nlllcent showing In the agricultural
building , and yet It Is distanced by Ok
lahoma and Kansas In the variety and
quality of Its products of the soil. For
the first three months after the exposi
tion opened the space allotted to Mis
souri in the Agricultural building con
sisted of a pyramid of flour sacks and a
reception room for stray Mishourians.
This meager exhibit was finally rein
forced by n collection of cereals , but It
Is far from creditable.
What Is the matter with Missouri is
the question heard on all sides In the
exposition grounds , and It seems otrnuge
that the Missouri commission , which is
more numerous than the commissions of
any seven states represented In the ex
position combined , has not yet realized
the discredit which will attach to Its
failure to have the resources of their
great state properly advertised. While
nearly a million and a half of people
have passed through the gates It Is not
too late yet for Missouri to make a
decent showing In the exposition which
in the next six weeks will be visited by
from one to two millions of people.
Another very singular thing about
Missouri is the Inexplicable Indifference
shown by the metropolis of that state
In failing to avail Itself of the oppor
tunities afforded by the exposition to
cultivate and extend its trade relations.
While the merchants and manufactur
ers of St. Louis are planning an inva-
slon into Porto Hlco Chicago is organiz
ing business men's excursions to Omnha
and the heart of the corn belt , which
consumes and buys more factory prod
ucts and merchandise In one month than
the poverty-stricken , lazy , bhiftless people
ple of Porto Uico and Cuba consume
and purchase in a year. Not only have
the mercantile classes of Chicago caught
on to the fact that the Trausmls&lsslppl
Exposition affords an unrivaled oppor
tunity for expanding their commerce ,
but the social and political clubs , such
as the Union league , Athletic , Marquette
and Iroquols , are all organizing palacu
car excursions for Chicago day. And
yet St. Louis Is eighty miles nearer
Omaha than Chicago by the shortest
route and twenty miles by the longest
Again , what is the matter with Mis
souri and what's the matter with St.
Louis , which has every incentive tor
cultivating closer trade relations with
Nebraska , Iowa , South Dakota , Colorado
rado , Wyoming , Utah and the Pacific
coast states , whose products are cred
itably represented at this exposition , ac
knowledged by all to be second only In
magnitude and magnificence to the
World's Columbian fair.
The arrant demagogy of the fakir can
didate for congress In this district Is
strikingly illustrated in his attempt to
get credit for the free train furnished
by the Missouri Pacific for conveying
the veterans of the
Twenty-second Infantry -
fantry from Fort Crook to the exposl
tlon grounds. General Passenger Agent
Townsend , without solicitation from
anybody , had tendered this train to the
heroes of Santiago , but Just as soon as
the fakir candidate found It out he
promptly trumped the card and asked
for a free train so that he could make
another grand stand play about his pa
triotic and public spirited sacrifices for
humanity and the returning soldiers.
The New York yellow journal delights
Us caudal appendage known In these
'parts ns the Fakery by announcing that
strictly confidential Information has
been fished up by one of its reliable
observers on the Potomac that General
Alger has tendered his resignation as
secretary of war. But the man In Ak-
Sar-Beu colors remarks In concluding
this startling piece of news ; "I could
find no one in high official circles tonight -
night who could confirm the report. "
Wo apprehend that the enterprising
genius is not likely to find anybody in
high official circles to confirm this
rumor , tonight , tomorrow night or any
Colonel William Jennings Bryan has
declined an invitation to attend a car-
nival which Is to he held next mouth
at Macon , Ga. , for the reason that his
public appearance would be mlscon-
Ifitrued nnd criticised. Colonel Bryan
might also have said that an army' '
officer on duty cannot quit his pout
without leave of the commanding gen-1
or the War department. But Colo-
ncl Bryan , who wants to nose betore |
the country to keep his memory green ,
gets himself talked about just as much
as If ho had attended the Mncon carni
val and given the Georgia girls a chance
to kiss him for his mother.
The Second Nebraska very properly
makes way for the Twenty-second. The
lieroes of Santiago are entitled to first
place and that without detracting from
the merit of any other regiment or bat
talion that enlisted In the war with
When the county ticket shall bo re
organized so as to enable honorable ami
conscientious citizens to cast their votes
from top to bottom for every candidate ,
The Bee will accord It a vigorous and
Shot lit the Tetnn Kicker * .
New York Tribune.
If negroes were \\orth fighting for In Cuba
they ought to be good enough to receive
t'lieful to Hu < - In the lloiinc.
Jamaica -vith its ginger might become de
sirable territory If this country ever got
Doesn't \fi-il n
It is hard lu. these days to get up much
interest In a currency discussion. The
100-ccnt dollar is speaking for itself on all
IlouUy Itouil for 1'eiicc.
St. Louis Rcnubllc.
With England thundering at the sultnn ,
Germany frowning at Faure and Kitchener
and Marchnnd flying at each other's throats
In the Nile country , the czar's peace rescript
seems oa empty as a last year's bird's nest.
New York Mall nnd Express.
General Otis , the American military com
mander at Manila , told the Philippine insur
gents to get out of that city , and they got.
The general's courageous manner of dealing
with things suggests that ho Is a sort of laud
edition of Undo Gcorgo Dewey.
Ploiinilerlnur of the
Louisiana populists have split. Fusion
has been fatal to the populists In the south ,
but lu Nebraska and sorno other northern
states the democrats hang on to the alliance
to keep their fag-end of a party alive.
AHkliiK Too Little.
New York Hull nnd Express.
Premier Sacasta declares that America
will have to pay for all government prop
erty In Cuba , Porto Uico and other
Islands taken from Spain. This fine old
Castlllan statesman is altogether too
moderate. Ho might as well Insist that
America shall pay for the islands them
Colonial 1'rolileniM In Sl ht.
The pay of soldiers who are sent to do
garrison duty In the East and West Indies
Bhoufd bo advanced so as to bear some pro
portion to the Increased hazard of life In
the tropics. If a permanent colonial policy
Is to be established one of the first duties of
the government ) will be to take measures for
the maintenance of a colonial military es
tablishment mainly made up from levies of
natlvo soldiers. Upon these should be de
volved the labors of the service which un-
accllmated men cannot endure.
Money In the Went.
Now York World.
Usually at this season the banks of the
west nnd south borrw heavily from this city ,
and the shipments of currency to the In
terior are usually greatly more than $30-
This year the borrowings and shipments
are almost nothing. Only a paltry $3,000-
000 of currency has been sent to "move the
The explanation Is that last year's
enormous agricultural product , sold nt
phenomenally high prices , has so enriched
the west and south that they have no need
to borrow of New York.
It Is an excellent situation , produced In
the most wholesome of all possible ways.
It means general prosperity. And
prosperity of that kind produces content.
Retirement of Secretary Dny.
Secretary Day's formal resignation of the
post from uhlch ho announced his retire
ment six uecks ago ends an unique career.
Eighteen mont'hs ago he was a shrewd coun
try rawyer ot nearly thirty years' practice ,
who was known to a limited circle In his
own profession In the various cities who had
come In contact ) with him ns a lawyer of
great acumen and keen judgment , though of
limited parctice. Today ho Is recognized
the world over ns a man who has conducted
the diplomatic affairs of a great nation at
a critical period with dignity , judgment
and success. Much Is said of diplomatic
training in International affairs , but they
require the same qualities as all other ne
gotiation and natlvo ability , Integrity and
elevation of character count for more In
them than mere technical dexterity. Mr.
Day had these qualities and his success wllf
bo gratefully remembered by Americans as
a proof of our national resources equal to
any developed In the war. It Is scarcely an1
exaggeration to say that no3 a mistake has
been made by him In the conduct of affairs
and his moderation Is not his least title to
CI.VTTI3Il AIIOUT AN.VIICIIV.
StrlkliiK Attitude of IIloll nnd Poor
Dnrlntr the War.
It may require force to suppress anarchy
abroad , where the people nro used to force ,
but In this country the war has been n daily
disproof of the wrongs and selfishness that
the anarchists In other words , tramps and
loafers complain about.
The people who have been so long under
charge by the walking delegate class have
asserted a fine Americanism In this war
and have been ns liberal In proportion to i
their means as the poorer families. Not
only have they been liberal with money ,
but they have worked , fought and In some
Instances given up their lives. In the con
spicuous regiment of cavalry known -as the .
Rough Riders men of all classes were I
brought together. Their colonel is a rich i ! '
man , but he has proved himself n man ,
none the less. One of the first troopers
to bo killed was a mnn of old and wealthy
family. A colonel of artillery who ate bard
tack and bacon with his soldiers U ono' '
of the richest men In America. A sergeant ! |
who died of starvation was the son of a I
millionaire. The gifts of Miss Helen Gould ! i 1
and of Mrs. Letter are reckoned in many
thousands of dollars and other wealthy people
ple have contributed largo sums larger
than the public knows.
The rich have proved , In short , that they
are not a class favored by the community ,
by officers , by government , or by them
selves ; that they are not , In fact , a class
at all. A few misers who bring ridicule
on wealth by no means represent the
wealthy class , and there are more miser * i , '
among the poor and the middle classes
than among the rich. In their services to
the country and to Its soldiers the Ameri
can people have opened their heart * and
their purses , quite regardless of the amount
In the purse. The talk about an aristoc
racy of family Is absurd when members
of that family fight shoulder to shoulder
with laborers and cow punchers , and the
talk of an aristocracy of wealth is equally
absurd when wealth freely spends Its sub
stance for the good of the country and of I
the men who tight Us battles. j
UCHOHS Of T1IIJ LATU AVAH ,
Four chaplains of the navy have accu-
mutated trouble and much criticism by
shooting off their mouths without due prov-
ocatlon. The quartette In question Imagined
they were emploed to regulate the material
as well as the spiritual affairs of their re
spective ships , nnd ns soon as active opera-
lions ended they launched out with crltl-
clsms ot methods nnd reflections on men of
the navy. Three of the hair-trigger chap
lains menaced to satisfy the Navy depart
ment that they did not mean what they
said nnd escaped court-martial. Chaplain
Mclntyro of the Oregon was not so fortu
nate , and he Is to bo tried by a naval court-
martial , which will convene at Denver ,
uhero the parson made the offensive re
marks which fractured the navnl regula
tions. The substance of the chaplain's of
fense was a broad charge of cowardice
against Captain Evans of the Iowa in the
battle with Ccrvera's fleet. Ho also reI
fleeted on the admiral of the fleet by InI
Elnuatlng that Sampson reported he was
within four miles ot the Colon when beached
In order to get a share of the prize money.
The chaplain's explanations nnd denials
place him In a pitiful plight. In an Interview -
view In Denver a few days ago ho said-
"While I was hasty and Incomplete In my
statements I most certainly deny that I
made the statements which the newspapers
said I made. I can see very clearly where
I was wrong. My sin was that of omission.
In speaking of the positions of the loun and
the Oregon I should have stated , what was
very well known to us all , that the plan of
battle had been formed and the orders and
Instructions for the movement of each ves
sel had been Issued n mouth bcforo at *
council of war held on Admiral Sampson's
flag ship New York. I would certainly have
made these explanations had I been thor
oughly myself. I do not claim that I
did not know what I was doing , but I do
say that my Inadvcrtedness was duo to
my overwrought condition and that this
would never have happened had I been
The tragic death of General Haskcll at
Columbus , 0. , a few hours after marching
homo at the head of his regiment , removes
one of the distinguished heroes of the Santi
ago campaign. His gallantry in that strug
gle brought htm promotion from a colonelcy
nelcy to a brigade commander. A writer In
Scrlbner's describes his conduct under fire :
"Then for the buzzing of rifle balls and the
sight of death ! On the ground lay our colonel
nel , Haskell. Like all the old ' 61 men , who
knew not the magazine rlflo nor the flat
trajectory , ho had scorned a crouching posi
"Ho went Into the fight well In advance
of his men and advanced with drawn saber ,
at the full height of his manhood , and ho
went down like a log , with three Mauser
bullets through parts of hlB body one nt
the breast , one at the knee , one through the
"Did not those three bullets measured
nlong the height of a man tell the story well
of what the lire-swept zone of the Mauser
rifle is ?
"Tho regiment was on Its face , directly
after the colonel went down , In a lane that
offered some shelter , and two lieutenants ,
Hardaway and Roberts , called for volun
teers from the men to go out and take the
colonel to this lane.
"They could have had all the regiment ,
but they took flvo men and three of thefio
were shot before they got back and laid the
colonel In the shade. "
The wounds did not incapacitate him from
duty , but they , with the excitement of home
coming , precipitated his death.
The family of young William Tiffany , lieu
tenant of the Rough Riders , who died of
fever on his return to this country , paid a
touching tribute to his memory a few days
before the disbanding of the regiment. Tif
fany's family placed a large sum of money
In the hands of the regimental officers for
distribution among the families of men who
died or were wounded and were needy. Col
onel Roosevelt sent for an officer of each
troop and asked about the men that had
been killed. Almost every officer was able
to produce a letter from some widow telling
of her sad position since her husband's
death. Wherever It was found that there
was a baby , the colonel would say :
"Well , wo will make it a trifle more for
the baby's sake. "
To some officers ha gave money , with In
structions to sec that the widows got It as
quickly as possible. Others were given
checks , to bo sent by mall. Carefully
Colonel P.oosevclt Inquired into the circum
stance of each woman , and then decided
on the amount to be given. To each officer
bo said :
"Just SPO that she gets It In memory of
poor 'Willie' Tiffany ; you need not mention
me. " Then he Inquired for the sick men.
Some of them he saw personally. Colonel
Roosevelt has no tact to accompany his big
heart , nnd he simply thrusts the bills into
the hands of his men , saying as he did so :
"It Is for the wives and babies. " Many of
the Boldlcrs went out with tears In their
eyes and unable to speak their thanks.
General Merrltt's private secretary writes
to a friend In Washington : "Cavlte is a
strange looking place. The streets nro nar
row , houses only one story high , nnd UIP
horses are but mere ponies. They are
driven to funny little two-wheel contrivan
ces. Another man and myself drove around
In one ot these carts yesterday afternoon
and nil It cost us for the two hours we
had It was 30 cents , Mexican ; 15 cents ,
American. Notwithstanding this low
charge , clothes and the like have gone up
In price , although I ordered a linen suit ,
and the price Is to bo $7. Mexican ; $3.50 ,
American. The rainy season Is now on and
when It rnlns It rains hard , coming down In
regular torrents. The mornings are usually
clear , and , much to my surprise , I haven't
as yet found any extremely hot weather.
I think the climate is not half as bad as It
has been pictured. Certainly It is not over-
The Russian naval officer sent to observe
the operations of our fleets In Cuban wa
ters Is enthusiastic In his pralso of our
ships and the men who man them. Never
before did he see such accuracy of gun fire ,
such marvelous perfection ot machinery ,
and such skill on the part of officers , en
gineers and crew. His conclusion Is that
the United States navy Is superior In qual-
Ity to the navy of any other country and
In thus reporting the Russian officer shows
that he Is an expert.
As a token of the esteem in which thoRough
Rough Riders hold Colonel Roosevelt , they
have given htm a copy of the line bronze
by Frederic Remington known as "Tho
Hroncho Duster. " It Is a work In Mr. Rcra-
Ington's best style and represents a cow-
puncher on the back of a rearing broncho
that Is trying its best to buck him off. The
Tlder Is In the conventional costume of
sombrero , heavy shirt and "chaps" and car
ries In his right hand the wicked rawhide
quirt , which ho Is laying on to the pony
with all his strength. The left hand , which
la twisted In the animal's inane , has pulled
the reins back so tightly that the jaw Is
opened nnd the neck crooked. The bronze
Is a peculiarly appropriate tribute to the
gallant fighter from bis followers.
The first monument to the war with Spain
to bo raited In this country Is a steel tower
130 feet high that has just been erected at
New Brighton. I'a. U Is built ) on the lines
of the Eiffel Tower and stands In a little
park in the center of the town. On the
pinnacle Is a thirty-foot flagpole , also of
steel. Around the four sides of the base nro
placed four tabrets upon which are engraved
the names of every man who wenfl from the
town to Manila. The memorial la erected
by public subscriptions and as the r sult of ;
[ , n move started soon after the battle of Ma-
i ntla. rubllo sentiment was to heartily In
favor of the plan that the necessary funds
| were secured wlrhout trouble.
! I Dr. IMward Brook , the ontv secret agent
of our government of American birth nnd
nationality whom the. United States had had
' In Spain during the war , has just returned
i from that country to Berlin. Dr. Brcck ,
who was arrested In Cadiz on suspicion , but
succeeded In getting nway , has brought back
plans of nearly every Spanish fortification.
\vouus TO in : IUMIMIIIUUII.
Pointer for Volunteer * The Wnr Xot
Yet inteil. :
New York Sun.
Severn ! weeks ago President McKlnlcy , lu
declining an Invitation of General Breck-
luridgc to review the troops at Ohlckamaugn.
took the occasion to say that "the highest
I tribute that ran be paid to the soldier Is to
I say that ho performed his full duty. The
i I field of duty Is determined by his govern
ment , nnd wherever that chnnces to be Is
the place of honor. "
Thrso words should bo bonio In mind by
j all our volunteers today. Someof them ,
I who are destined to garrison duty In Cuba ,
Porto Rico or the Philippines , do not llko
that work , and would prefer to be mustered
out. Some who nro in camps or forts , with
ti prospect of reuinlnlng there for n time ,
also chafe under the yoke of the service.
They enlisted from patriotic motives , and
still desire to servo the country , but now
that active operations ngalust Spain nre
over , they do not see why they need bo
detained , and they desire to resume their
But not until the treaty of peace is signed
can the war bo snld to be ondrd. Thorn Is
always n possibility that Spain may reject
some condition which wo hold to bo essen
tial , nnd that she may find an ally In up
holding her rejection. Above all , wo cannot
discharge the obligations wo hnvo entered
Into regarding Cuba , Porto Rico and the
Philippines without the employment of n
great body of troops , nnd at least souio of
these must be volunteers.
The greatest mistake In this matter is to
suppose that there is no longer any chance
to render service of a high character to the
government. Those who went first to the
field , and were victorious there , have al
ready garnered their laurels , but wo can as-
Buro the youth who nro still to remain under
the colors that they will be proud of their
service In after life , even If they may never
Ilio a hostile shot. Au the president has
well said , "all have helped In the great
cause , whether In camp or battle , and when
peace comes nil will alike bo entitled to the
nation's cratltude. ' " In this respect the
volunteers will bo llko the regulars , who do
the duty assigned them , whether In peace or
wnr , leaving the government to determine
what that duty shall be.
PAY OF TIII : Mn.imoits.
InokliiK I'M the CON ! of llecoinliiK an
A valued correspondent calls attention to
the fact that various patriotic organizations
are asking contributions to help our needy
soldiers to buy food and medicines and asks
why they are not paid enough by the govern
ment to buy food nnd medicines for them
selves when those furnished In camp or on
the march are insufficient for their needs.
It Is true that the government should fur
nish everything required for the soldiers or
should pay them enough so that they can
bupply their own necessities.
The present pay of soldiers Is $13 a month ,
with a deduction of 20 cents a mouth for \\oi- \ \
pltnl fees. Rations are furnished probably
sufficient In quantity to satisfy the soldiers'
moderate appetites. At least medicines and
hospital service ought also to be furnished
without a beggarly exaction from their
monthly pay. It Is a disgrace to the govern
ment that the people at large should be
called upon to supply the necessities of the
soldiers and sailors who arc fighting the bat
tles of the country by land and sea.
Dut If the United States Is to become a
great colonizing power If our Imperial
domain Is to bo extended In all directions
to the four quarters of the globe a vastly
Increased expense for the army and navy
must be expected. Private contributions will
go but a little way In adding to the com
forts of the vast armies which we must
maintain. Higher pay , greater bounties for
enlistment , more munificent pensions , must
be provided or the army ranks will not be
filled and the shlpa of the navy will bo with
Wo must count the cost of becoming an
Imperial nation , nnd it will be of tremendous
amount as compared with even the burdens
of taxes borne by this generation.
PHKSOXAt , AM ) OTIIHHWISE.
Tlmo does not wither nor custom stale
the Infinite variety of Abdul Hamld's stock
The Florida orange crop promises to be
twice as largo ns last year , but wo are
more Interested In peaches just now.
The hot summer has made this a very
profitable year for the Icemen. In a double
sense they have cut a good deal of it.
Henry Wood of Boston , who has already
given a church and a town hall to his native
town of Darre , Mass. , has now announced
his Intention of giving It a handsome high
It IB n record that speaks volumes aa to
the character of the man that In his life
of sixty years William H. Dally never tasted
an Intoxicating drink and was never known
to use a profane word.
Phlladclphlans nre rejoicing over the es
tablishment of a new steamship line be
tween that city and the Netherlands. H
already has two companies providing such
service , both of which have found the bus
iness very profitable.
Frank V. Rider of this city has aston
ished nil the old California fishermen by
successfully bringing to the gaff a blnck
sea bass weighing 324 pounds. He did it
with an ordinary tarpon rod and reel nnd
line and Is the
a twenty-one-thread , so
piscatorial hero of the year.
The anti-swearing ordinances having
fallen through , President Guggenholmer of
the New York council proposes to try an
other means to stop profanity by compelling
the strcot car companies to lower their car
steps to nine Inches and to require a carte
to stop when a passenger signals.
It Is said that ono portion of the body of
the dead empress of Austria will be burled
In the vaults of the old Capuchin church In
Vienna , where nil the members of the Im
perial house of Hapsburg since the days
of Emperor Matthias repose , another portion
tion In the Cathedral of St. Stephen , while
the heart will bo plated in the church ot
When the statue of Rufus Choate Is un
veiled In Boston , on October If , addresses
will be made by Walbrldgo A. Field , chief
justice of the supreme judicial court of
Massachusetts ; Mayor Qulncy of Boston
and Joseph II. Choato of this city , the lut-
ter a nephew of the famous statesman and
jurist. The statue Is the gift of the late
George B. Hyde , formerly u Boston school
Peter Schemm , the aged Philadelphia
brewer , who committed suicide the other
day by throwing himself over Niagara
falls , for many years restricted his output
of beer and could not be Induced to extend
H list df customers. Ills beer was re
garded by many persons as the best In the
country nnd it was all brewed In the old-
fashioned way His reason for refusing to
supply new customers was that ho bad
enough money nnd he would only supply
those or tbo children of those who had
helped bltn when be was a poor young fel
- . . , . . _ Pol : "Sheunys she has known
youl.ll her life. " , . ,
"OS no , " replied tho'brutal mnni "nil
of nfc- life possibly , but not all of hors.
Thntuvould bo Impossible. "
8ontr\lllp Journal : When a father glvw
his l t' nn air null , ho has * no liuslneuR to
lie sutprlsed next day to lliul a window
Detntt Vtft Prow : "I think Fooxler
needs Millie absorbing occupation.
"WhiU's the matter with you ? Absorb
ing la ls occupation already. "
Cleveland Plain Denier : "Bella made a
great hit at the seaside' . "
Bench or piazza ? ' '
"Nelthd' . She struck her rich uuclo for a
trip abroad. "
Indlnnnrolls Journal : First Monkey
What do > ou think of the new arrival ?
Second Monkey-Mo niny be al right , but
he IIBH none luiinnn traltH 1 don't like. Ho
IH a little too fond of the center of the
Wnshlngtin Star : "Thnt man secma to
tnko a great deal ot Interest In Ilia work , "
rcmnrkul the Junior partner , "although ho
hasn't ncrompllshed much. "
"Yes , " answered the crusty cnpltnllst ,
"ho'.s a pofltlve usurer. He can get more
Interest out of lens actual capital than uny-
body else I ever haw. "
Detroit Journal : Rngsy W'ot ! mo work ?
Madam , I in iy hev nothln' else In do
world , but 1 still hev me honor left.
Mr.t. Oakley HI , Reuben ; bring the gun.
Hyur's a Srmnynrd.
Washington Ptnr : "A conflict at arms , "
snld the person with Utopian Ideas , "is
always unnecessary and deplorable. "
"Well , " answered Miss Cayenne , thought
fully , "this one wasn't without Its bene-
lltn. It ennbles a great many ladles to
speak of 'boforo the war' without em
Detroit Journal. "Ah , hero comes my
good fairy at last ! " cried the heroine ,
The villain cnmo nearer , nnd whispered.
"Well , 1 gue 8 yes ! " answered th. hither
to dlntrauKht damsel , spiritedly. "Cer
tainly a fairy can be good and wear tlghtsl
Why not ? Of course ! The very Idea ! "
Anyway , ow wns no time to animadvert
upon the morality of the drama.
When the festive holdup artist Isn't burg
ling , Isn'U burgling ,
Or ti-readlng In the papers of the crops ,
of the crops ,
In some suns' , sedudul corner he's a-gurg-
litiB , he's a-jturgllng.
And a-grlnnlng through a loophole at the
copn , at the cops.
From the field of war I come ,
Sweet Marie ,
Will you kiss me wclcomo home
Love to thee ?
I nm only skin nnd bones ,
All my HwcetcHt songs uro groans ,
And I'm full ot army prunes
As cnn be.
O ! I got It In the neck ,
Sweet Marie ,
I am but u battered wreck ,
Don't you see ?
In the mud and rain I fOopt
While the vnry heavens wept ,
And the buzzards vigil kept
Over me !
When I 'listed I wns fat ,
Sweet Marie ,
Never was u Thomns cat
Spry ns me ,
I could lift a bar'I of beer ,
I could run like any deer ,
And there never wns n tear
In my e'e.
Now 1'tn thinner than a chest ,
Sweet Marie ,
You could make a hitching post
Out of me ,
Every Joint that's In my frame
Is with fever stiffness lame
O ! Gehenna wns no name
For the spree !
Hut I'm with you once again ,
Sweet Marie ,
Though you seem not to Idcn-
Tify me ,
Now that I nm on my fett
And will have a chance to eat
I'll accumulate more meat
Thnn you see.
From the bitter quinine pills i
( UBh1 O ! Gee ! )
And from Snntlngo chills
I am free.
Now I'll live almighty high ,
And I soon will be ns spry
As the bov you kissed good-bye ,
Swest Marie , list to me , list to me , sweet
Though a living skeleton now you see ,
1 have got the framework yet.
And the meat I noon will get ,
We'll be happy yet , you bet ,
ouu r uuMirri.\ .
ITHICA , N. Y. , Sept. 21. 1898. The college -
lego football season opens hero today with
a game between the crack teams of Cornell
nnd Syracuse Universities. Great Interest
In taken In the event , and the town Is
crowded with visitors In consequence. A
great garao Is on.
and the man or boy who thinks
he is getting a suit of clothing
for less than good garments
can be made for , is pretty sure
to be disappointed when he
comes to wear them.
We test all the fabrics we
use and know that they are all
right. We use silk in sewing
the seams because it is stronger
and more elasiic than cotton
thread. We take pains with
every detail of cutting and mak
ing because it pays to do so.
And then we guarantee every 69
garment we make because we ) no UU
know how well it has been
Our prices are as low as good
clothes can be made for and you
have all the advantages of deal
ing with the manufacturers in
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