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    t > TiiJfi UMAULA JJA1.LI JJJWJU : SATUKDAY , OCTOBER 15 , 181)8. )
13. nOSBWATCK. Editor.
Daily Dee ( Without Sunday ) , Ono Ycar.IS.00
Dully Bee and Sunday. One Year 8.00
Hlx Months . 4.00
Three Months 2-00
Sunday Brc , Ono Year 2.0)
Haturday Bee , Ono Year 1.30
Weekly Bee , Ono Year 65
Omaha : The Boo Building.
South Omaha : Singer Block , Corner N
ftnd Twenty-fourth Streets.
Council Bluffs : 10 Pearl Street.
Chicago Oince : 002 Chamber of Com
Now York : Temple Court.
Washington : 01 Fourteenth Street ,
All communications relating1 to news and
editorial matter hould be addressed : T *
the Editor.
AH liuslnrs.i letters and remittances
Rhould bo addressed to The Bee Publishing
Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , express
and postofllco money orders to be made
payable to the order of the company.
Btato of Nebraska , Douglas County , ss :
George B. Tzschuck , secretary of The Bee
Publishing company , being duly sworn ,
eays that the actual number of full and
complcto copies of The Dally , Morning ,
Evening and Sunday Bee , printed during
the month of September , 1S9S , was as fol
lows :
1 20,800 16
2 ZOO.12 17 25.74W
3 20.00O 18 25,110
4 20.22ft 19 25nna
B 25.003 20 25.485
6 25.384 21 25,0. 8
7 25.425 22 25,088
8 2O.2OO 23. . 20,000
9 25,018 21 25,000
10 24.0-Jrt 23 25.4OO
n 25.451 26 25,078
12 25,002 27 20,0:10 :
13 25.435 23 25,1144
14 25,148 29 25tOO
15 25,981 30 25,505
Total 700,107
less returns and unsold copies. . . 10,45:1
Not total sales .752,054
Net dally average 25.O88
Sworn to before mo and subscribed In my
presence this 30th day of September , 1S9S.
Notary Public.
No vlnltor to Omaha nnil the
expoHltlon nlionld BO nvrny
wlthont Inapcctlns The Bee
hnllillnR , the luriccit nevr -
pnpcr hnlldlne In America ,
and The Dee nc ynimpcr
plniit , oonccded to be the
finest hetvrcen Chlcnjjo and
Snn Frauclioo. A cordial
v clcomo'l extended to nil.
Now Chicago will take up the Pence
Tubllce refrain.
The licrocs of Santiago , Porto Rico
nnd Manila arc now afso tlio licrocs of
the exposition.
It seems that after all a few people
liavo heard of the exposition 'through
Iho work of the Department of Publicity.
Omaha Is today the best advertised city
In the United States. Put that down
as one of the great results off the exposi
The man who was positive the exposi
tion could not be made a success seems
to have disappeared suddenly from the
face of the earth.
The French government Is again dis
covering plots against the stability of
the republic. Franco may need a pence
commission of its own some of these fine
It Is plain that the position of high
private in the American volunteers Is
nlogether too much for a popocratlc
colonel on the staff of. the populist gov
If any one , ever doubted the patriotic
loyalty of the west , the continuous ova
tion accorded President McKlnley on his
transmlsslssippi tour should dispel all
The weather men must not bo allowed
to Imagine they have concluded their
part just because their convention has
come to a close. The exposition re
mains open until November 1.
J. Sterling Morten's word mint Is re
sponsible for coining the term Bryan-
archlst , which certainly tits quite a
number of popocratla lights that are
twinkling in this vicinity.
Another lot of big gold nuggets is said
lo have been fished up In Canadian
Alaska. This is only another bait for
people who want to get rich without pa
tient , pcrsoveriug labor in their own vo
Wo were never so well off as wo are
today ; wo have gone from business de
pression to business activity ; wo have
Bono from labor hunting employment to
employment hunting labor. President
When he says "there was no malice
in our conflict , no bitterness or resent
ment connected with it "
, President Mc
Klnley emphatically repudiates the theory -
ory that the war was carried on to
ovengo the Maine.
Through the timely and telling
speeches delivered by President McKlu-
ley on his way cast from Omaha the
patriotic inspiration of our great peace
jubilee is being happily Inttltrated
through the entire country-
All the cities and towns that have pro
railed upon President McKlnley foi
speeches on his trip to nnd from Omaha
should join In a resolution of thanks
to the exposition management for Indue
ing the president to come west.
With fair weather the exposition U
assured of scoring over 2GOO,000 admls
Blous at the gates and it Is within tin
range of probability that by Xovombci
1 when the gates close the total flguros
will exceed that number by 100,000.
The labor problem is still to be solved
Arbitration has proved a remedy when
botli parties are willing to arbitrate , bui
where cither of them is determined tc
fight out its differences , wo laud ai
ihe point where brute force or starva
tlon is the deciding factor.
Representative Dockcry of Missouri ,
who expects , If the democrats carry the
next house of representatives , to ho
elected speaker , said In a recent inter
view that the campaign of 1SOS is but
the skirmish of the big battle which Is
to come In 1000 and that there Is to bo
but one Issue lu our next national cam
paign free silver. "It was the issue of
1SOO , " said Mr. Dockery , "and will be
for the campaign of 1000. It Is the ono
supreme Issue upon which the great
battle will bo fought. " There can be no
doubt that this Is the feeling of nearly
all the democrats who supported the
Chicago platform and candidates two
years ago. Except In .four states the
democratic conventions of this year have
reaffirmed the Chicago platform and in
the states where this was not done nit
national questions wore Ignored and the
democratic campaign is being made on
Etatc issues. No democratic convention
of tills "year has declared for sound
jmoney. Even in those states where the
Chicago platform was not renlllrmed it
is probable that n majority of the demo
crats are favorable to free silver. At
all events it now seems assured that the
next national convention of the
democracy will bo controlled absolutely
by the advocates of free ellver. In that
case the battla of the 'standards must
be fought over again In 1000 , for the
republican party Is fully committed to
the gold standard and there will bo
no departure from this position two
years hence. The republican state con
ventions of this year have been most
explicit In reaffirming the St. Loula plat
form and there Is not a shadow of a
doubt that this will be done lu 1000.
Such being the situation , the duty of
the supporters of sound money Is obvious
and Imperative. They must support
sound money candidates for congress.
They cannot afford to neglect this duty.
The election next November of a demo
cratic house of representatives would un
questionably Infuse fresh life and vigor
Into the free silver cause. It would give
a decided stimulus to the element which
accepts the Chicago platform as sound
democratic doctrine. That this would
have n bad effect upon the country we
think unquestionable. It Is true that a
democratic house could do nothing to
affect the currency. A free sliver ma
jority in that body might pass n bill
providing for the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at 10 to land doubtless
would do so , but it could not become
law. During the administration of
President McKlnley there Is no danger
to the existing standard. But n demo
cratic house of representatives would
most surely cause a feeling of financial
uncertainty that could not fail to
militate against the advance of pros
perity. It would , there Is every reason
to believe , exert an influence that would
check progress toward the attainment
of still better business conditions. At
this time financial and business con
fidence is strong. There is general faith
In the future. With our currency on a
sound basis aud sure to remain so at
least during the-term of the republican
administration capital Ss not distrustful.
The election of republican house of
representatives will etill further
strengthen confidence , because It would
glvo assurance that the 'country Is still
for sound money. Tlio election of n.
democratic house would necessarily pro
duce the opposite effect
The question of honest money Is the
question of first importance in the con
gressional campaign and the duty of
honest money inon to support honest
money candidates is no less imperative
now than it was two years ago.
The school authorities are attempting
to secure opinions of school patrons
on the question of enlarging our High
school facilities by the distribution of
circulars and answer blanks through
the children In the schools. The ques
tions printed on the cards ask whether
the parent Is a taxpayer nnd whether
he favors one .central High school or
three separate nigh schools.
While no one can say In advance what
the sentiment reflected by the returns
will be , it can bo safely asserted that
no bond proposition contemplating the
erection and maintenance of three Blgh
schools can carry at an election at this
time except by extraordinary exertions
of those selfishly interested in the
scheme , because It Involves n public ex
pense that is not justified by the ex
isting conditions.
Admitting that there is an urgent de
mand for additional High school facili
ties Because of the crowded condition of
the present building , there is no good
rcasou why the taxpayers of Omaha
should bo compelled to maintain In
triplicate the costly staff and operating
expenses that the establishment of three
High schools would necessitate when
they can accomplish the same If not
better results much more economically
by simply substituting for the present
building a new and modern school
structure capable of supplying all needs
for years to come.
Omaha has today In its High school
square the finest school si to Iri the
United States , affording ample space for
building room and recreation grounds
for the accommodation of all the High
school pupils It will have for another
quarter century. In the face of this
fact , the proposition to buy two more
High school sites lu different parts of
the city must strike the average tax
payer as nothing more nor less than a
gigantic real estate deal for the benefit
of some party or parties who uro Inspir
ing the scheme. The people of Omaha
have had enough of school site scandals
and wo do not believe they will endorse
any project to cripple their school
system by splitting It up nnd add
ing a new nnd permanent lia
bility upon their annual school re
sources just to pnvo the way for un
loading upon the city at two prices sev
eral tracts of unsalable land that may
bavo lodged upon the hands of real es
tate epeculntors.
The other alleged arguments In favor
of a three High school system have no
substantial foundation. The pretense
that the location of the present High
school keppft children away and by its
inaccessibility deprives them of higher
education is proved by Indisputable uta-
tlsllcs to bo n figment of the Imagina
tion. Children old enough to attend the
High school are old enough to travel a
mile to and from a school , If need be.
Omaha has not only gotten along
nicely with ouo High school ever sluco
the establishment of the present public
school system , but lias built up for It a
reputation as.ono of the most efficient
In the country. It can hardly maintain
this reputation by dividing its resources
and energies nnd supporting three'small
and inferior schools , Instead of enlarg
ing and strengthening the great High
school institution it now has.
If It be true that the British govern
ment has notified the French govern ,
ment that it must have a definite state
ment at once in regard to French Inten
tions as to Fashoda a crisis may bo
reached wlthlu a week. It Is evidently
the purpose of the British government ,
as it Is the desire of the British public ,
not to make any sort of compromise lu
this matter. It will Insist upon tfranco
withdrawing from Fashoda and if this
demand if uot compiled with war will
result. The course of Lord Salisbury
clearly Indicates this , while the declara
tion of Lord Hosebery undoubtedly
voices the sentiment of the nation.
"France must understand , " said the lib
eral leader , "that there can bo no com
promise of the rights of Egypt. " With
conservatives and liberals agreed upon
this there can be no doubt that Great
Britain will fight for the territory occu
pied by Major Marchand.
It Is hardly conceivable , however , that
the French government will permit this
matter to lead to war , since from every
point of view it would have everything
to lose and nothing to gain by doiug so.
In the first place the French claim to the
territory Is morally Indefensible. The
pretense that France has a conqueror's
right to the territory Is too shallow to
deceive anybody. It is unquestionably ,
as the British assert , a part of Egypt ,
having been so recognized by the chan
celleries of Europe. Great Britain Is
bound to protect the Integrity of Egyp
tian territory and she cannot penult this
portion of It to be held by another
power without Imperiling more. From
a practical point of view France has
little If any use for this territory. She
already has extensive African posses-
slons the development of which will tax
her utmost capacity for colonial admin
istration for years to come.
The most cogent rcasou why France
will probably not permit this Issue lo
lead to war Is tlio fact that she Is in no
condition to fight Gient Britain. A war
witli that power would be most disas
trous to her. French colonies'would lie
open to British Invasion and it would
be within the power of England to blockade -
ado French ports nnd inflict enormous
damage upon French commerce and in
dustries. Popular feeling In France IH
strong against England , but .those in
power will hardly permit thisfyo Influ
ence them. It Is safe to predict that
France will withdraw her soldiers from
Fashoda , but' it Is possible that before
doing so she will be able to secure some
concessions , though in the - as
pect of the situation this does uot ap
pear probable.
It Is interesting to note the confidence
which Englishmen feel In the ability of
their country to defend its rights , If
need be against u world lu arms. The
utterance of Lord Rosebcry in Hits
splrljt is peculiarly significant because
ho is not , or has not been In the nast ,
a jingo. But the liberal leader has laid
aside his moderation and his wonted
circumspection and defiantly declares
that Great Britain is as determined as
ever to maintain her rights and the
honor of her Hag and If the nations are
under a different impression.they make
a mistake that can only end In a dis
astrous conflagration. Language of this
kind cannot fall to arouse the patriotism
of England , whatever Its effect uiuy bo
elsewhere. That the fooling of confi
dence is Justified no one will doubt who
Is familiar with Great Britain's enor
mous sea power. With tills she could
cope , with a combined Europe , were that
possible , and have at least an even
chance of winning. Against any one
European power her triumph would , bo
certain. No nation knows this better
than France.
Another sign of Increasing prosperity
Is to bo scan In the decreased length of
the delinquent tax list now being pub
lished according to law. A year ago
the delinquent tux ll&t for Douglas
county occupied nearly a page of news
paper print more than It docs this year
und the totals were much larger. When
people pay up not only current taxes ,
but back taxes as well , to say nothing
of the taxes added by congress for the
support of the war , they must be In
much better condition industrially and
financially. For this notlceabln Im
provement the acknowcdgmcnts must
bo made , not to any popocratlc state
government , but to restored business
confidence and reestablished Industrial
activity , brought about by the bcnbficeut
Influence of legislative measures put
Into effect by a republican congress and
a republican national administration.
Senator Platt's bank has met with a
mishap through the dishonesty of a
cashier whoso peculations are said to
have covered about twenty years. How
any dishonest bank cashier or book
keeper could cover his tracks for twenty
years unless ho was lu collusion with
the bank examiners is n mystery that
people who arc not experts In financier
ing fail to comprehend.
Now that the colonel on the governor's
staff who fought the Spaniards nt Chick-
auiauga Park with his typewriter has
turned his batteries upon his division
commander , Colonel Fred Grunt , nn
Inky execution may bo expected more
fatal than the volleys fired from Wey-
ler's famous machine keyboard.
President McKlnley and accompanyIng -
Ing cabinet members bestow greatest
praise upon the beautiful Illustrated
peace jubilee number of The Bee , which
contains handsome portraits of the pres
ident , vice president and entire cnht
net us now constituted for the first
time grouped together , not to mention
other war and exposition notables by
the score. Ono or more copies of this
souvenir should bo filed away mnoiig
the archives of every household hi the
city and state nud copies sent to friends
In nil parts of the country.
5 o the populist state committee now
meets nt the Jacksouinu club and the
populist candidate for governor makes
jils hcrfdiiuarlers tit this uest of rauU
democracy. This must bo Indeed edi
fying to the populists throughout the
state who have been led to believe they
belong to a ref-jriu party , while their
party candidates nnd party managers
Ure Ill-breeding with the gang of politi
cal plunder seekers who have made the
name of popocratlc reform a ridiculous
farce lu every movement lu Omaha they
have undertaken.
The railroads hnvo announced what
they call very low rates to the exposi
tion , which figure out to one and one-
fifth cents per mllo. This , however , Is
not us low a rates as has heretofore been
granted. What they should do Is to give
the exposltiou nt least two weeks of ouo
cent a mile rate. Even that rate would
bo by no means ns great a conccsslAn
us thej exposition is entitled to.
And TlirolililiiR Warmly.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
President ! McKlnley's reception at Omaha
shows that the heart of the mighty west Is
In the right place.
IU-N < oreU to llcnlth.
Chicago Tribune.
At Omaha Wednesday President McKlnley
numbered Lee , Jackson and Longstreet
among the great ) and heroic men of America
and the band " "
played "Dixie. The court
plasters can all be removed. The old wound
has fully healed.
MunllM'N I'roKrcmilvc Workmen.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
The clgarmakers of Manila demand that
four days shall constitute '
a week's work.
As there are 15i holidays In Manila , I
looks as If wo should have to add a few
days to the Manila year in order to give
the clgarmakers a chance for a week's
w ork.
'n Sky 1'lllnr.
New York Tribune.
The newly discovered peak In Alaska ,
which Is said to be taller than Mount St.
Ellas , is away over on the American side
of the boundary line nnd Is thus Indisput
ably ours , it will bo somewhat rough on
Ellas to lose his long-reputed pre-eminence ,
but as the great landmark of the Inter
national boundary line ho may yet get some
Cnr Union.
Chicago Chronicle.
The effort of the railroad companies to
secure a reduction in sleeping car rates Is
to bo commended , not only because of its
abstract Justice , but because the railroads
can press the proposition with perfect pro
priety , while a movement by individuals
would probably be resented by the sleeping
car companies as "an attack upon corporate
rights. " More than that , the railroads can
bring the sleeping car people to terms If
they make up their minds to do it. The
ccneral public cpuM accomplish nothing.
That there is warrant , for asking for 'a re
duction in rates willbe admitted by every
one save tbo sleeping car companies. Rail
road faree have been reduced again and
again , but sleeping car fares have remained
the same for twtnty-flvo years. It is about
time that the sleeping car companies should
come down to Jtfte ruling scale of prices.
The railroads cab * mhke" them flo it if the
campaign be entered upon lu earnest.
Tell * . * He Snw It.
Nashville American.
Some of the newspapers , while giving
General Wheeler full credit for honesty and
sincerity , arc much put out because his tes
timony does not sustain the stories written
by war correspondents , and these papers
Intimate lhat General Wheeler does not
know when poMlers are well or Illy cared
for. General Wheeler told what ho knew In
a manly way , and no ono will dare to Insist
that ho was .not thoroughly honest in his
testimony. His experience during the latter
years of "the civjl war , with half-starved
and 'Illy-clad men , who gloclcd In following
him under any and all conditions , may have
been in his mind when ho unconsciously
drew comparisons , blit his honesty of pur-
ooso and high sense of rectitude cannot bo
Questioned. General Wheeler would not ex
aggerate and misstate his conclusions from
facts coming under his observation for the
benefit of any man , or set of meu.
SlRiiltloniicc of the IiicrenMCiI Dcmnnil
far Cxport.
Kansas City Star.
An enormous foreign demand for Ameri
can wheat has developed In the last few days
contrary to the 'expectations ' of grain mer
chants , who feared ithat the ample crops in
Europe this year would leave this country
with a small and narrowing market for its'
huge crop the greatest that It ever raised.
According to the latest data Europe pro
duced 230,000,000 bushels more wheat this
vear than last and it was natural to assume
that the demand for American wheat would
bo greatly curtailed. The foreign merchants ,
as well as those of the United States , wore
BO strongly .impressed with the idea that
supples of brcadstuffs would bo plentiful
throughout the year that they started In to
buy only what they needed for immediate
use. intending to lot wheat accumulate In
the warehouses ot the United States Instead
of piling up some for future needs in their
own market centers.
The stocks of wheat In Europe , Including
that which Is now on the sea , are only about
half what they usually are at this season of
the year. The grain merchants of Europe
an pear to have been aroused to the danger
of carrying such small home supplies and
they have commenced to buy Increasing
Quantities to provide for future emergencies.
The danger of a European , war which will
interfere with ocean trade seems to be the
motive for the Increased demand for wheat.
The controversy between Franco and En-
eland over the Fashoda Incident showed the
Englishmen that their bread supplies might
be endangered any moment by foreign ves
sels attempting to blockade their ports. That
seems to bo the explanation of the enlarged !
English demand for American wheat.
If the foreigners continue to buy as much
as they have been taking for a week past
there Is certain to bo a substantial advance
In prices. It Is probable , however , that a
rise of 10 cents a bushel would check the de
mand. for tbo English merchants will not
relish the idea of piling up large stocks of
wheat at homo and taking the chances of a
setback In prices after their urgent buying
has ceased. They cannot overlook the fact
that the world's crops this year are the
greatest on record , and they cannot so soon
forget the losses they suffered last spring
from buying large quantities of grain at ad
vancing prices , under the Influence of a war
scare , and then having the price go down
before they could sell to consumers.
As long as present low prices continue
Europe 1s likely to take all wheat that
America can offer. A moderate advance will
check the demand and at the same time It
will offer an Inducement to American farm
ers to te\ ] \ more freely. Under euch condi
tions a substantial and sustained rise In
price * does not seem very probable , though
It ls not unlikely that values In the next
few months will average eomewhat higher
than those prevailing at prcicnt ,
Tor the first tlmo In many years the In
dependent vote ot New York City Is divided
ou old party Hues.
A man named Lager Is running for the
legislature in Minnesota. Tbo opposition Is
striving to can him ,
According to Iho New York Herald , bet
ting odds la favor ot Hooscvelt have disap
peared In New York City. It Is even
money now.
That distinguished English race track
sport , Dick Croker , announces that ho Is in
the business ot bossing New York demo
crats to stay , corao whal may. "I wish to
announce now , once and forever , " ho de
clares , "that as long as I am alive I shall
not retire from the leadership of Tammany
Hall. "
Dr. Wctmore , ono of the physicians of the
state Insane asylum at Topekn , Kan. , has
resigned his office nnd makes grave charges
against the populist managers of that in
stitution. According to the doctor's story ,
the crimes committed against the unfortu
nates in the keeping of the state would put
to shanio the barbarians of the Soudan ,
What remains of the democratic party In
Massachusetts has Again approved frco sil
ver. The Massachusetts democrats In 1S02
cast 202,814 votes ; In 1894 , 189,30.7 ; In 1890 ,
In fusion with populists , 105,711 , and in
1897 , S5.G43. Free coinage has cost
Massachusetts democrats C5 per cent
of their total vote , and they are still on
the toboggan.
Thomas E. Ellsworth , who at the last
session of the legislature fathered a bill
prohibiting the printing of cartoons in news
papers , has been renomlnated. In his speech
of acceptance Ellsworth declared the gag
bill was prepared In the offlco ot a New
York newspaper. When the bill was being
considered by the legislative committee
Ellsworth vehemently asserted that the
measure was his own. Thomas has a con
venient memory.
A typical poor-boy congressman is Lem
uel W. Kozee of Thirteenth Indiana dis
trict. Before he had reached his teens
his father died , leaving him as chief sup
port of a uiother and two younger sisters.
His first Job waa sweeping out offices and
stores In the morning. Employers helped
him along and bo became a lawyer so
quietly that no one know when ho blos
somed from offlco boy to attorney. After
his admission to the bar his native energy
made the path comparatively clear.
Fnlrly Overwhelmed with " 11 Genuine ,
LufitWcntcrn Welcome. "
Chicago Post.
Omnha could not wait for daylight to
show Its patriotic enthusiasm over the visit
of President McKlnley. Therefore by the
aid of electricity It turned night Into day
and fairly overwhelmed Its guest with
the evidences o Us genuine , lusty western
welcome. It was estimated that more than
two hundred thousand cheering Americans
of all ages and from every state In the
union participated In Omaha's ovation to
the nation's chief magistrate. Prom the
train to the city hall ho passed through a
solid mass of humanity , all pressing eagerly
forward to look upon his face and with one
mighty volco assuring him of the people's
sympathy and esteem.
No wonder the president said that such a
reception banished all feelings of fatigue
over his long journey. ( There Is something
so magnetic in the concentrated enthusiasm
of a great crowd that refreshes and in
vigorates those who evoke It. It has the
quality ot mercy in that it blesses those
that glvo and him that takes.
So when Mr. McKlnley at midnight retired
to his apartments In the Omaha club after
a day of receptions 'and ovations begin
ning with daylight In Chicago and con
tinuing across Illinois and Iowa' he had
experienced little physical weariness , because -
cause he- had been sustained throughout by
the subtle current of sympathy that went
out from the people to their president.
POLITICAL nunmsii.
Ilrj-iui'n Latent Contribution * to the
Humor of tli < - Cnnipnlftn.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Adversity teaches Bryan neither sense nor
truthfulness , In a letter to "Coin" Harvey ,
the fakir who has been put In charge of the
flnancrs of the silver party , Bryan promises
to make monthly subscriptions to what he
calls the ot "bimetallism"
cause until Oc
tober , 1900 , and contributes ono or two
Pharisaic remarks which figured In many of
his speeches during his repudiation cam
paign of 189C. "Since our fight , " he says ,
"Is In the interest of the plain people to
use Lincoln's phrase or the common people
to borrow a bible term we must appeal
to them for the means to carry on the con
test. The financiers can contribute largo
sums to support the gold standard , because
the monopoly of money gives them great
pecuniary profit. Surely you can appeal
with confidence to the millions who suffer
from the rising dollar and falling prices. "
Bryan's pretense In the flrst sentence hero
quoted that his fight Is In the Interest of the
plain people Is very neatly demolished by
an examination of his second sentence , which
says that the gold standard gives the finan
ciers a monopoly of the money of the coun
try , and that the dollar Is rising and prices
are falling. The falsity of the assertion
that the financiers have a monopoly of the
money can bo proven In several ways. The
circulation per capita , ' according to the
treasury statemeht , which , of course , IB nonpartisan -
partisan , was J24.24 at the beginning of the
present month. It was { 23.89 on October 1 ,
1897 , and $21.10 , at that time In 1896 , when
Bryan's panic was at Its acute phase. The
reason why it waa down to low at that time
was because , as the result of the balloting
a month later showed , there were 6,500,000
of men In the United States foolish enough
to believe Bryan ought tobe elected , and
who tried to elect him. Just before the
demonetization of 1873 , when the country
had free coinage of stiver , the per caplU
circulation was only $18.10 , or $6.14 less
for each man , woman and child In the
United States than It U now. This Is ouo
way of proving that the financiers have no
corner on the money market. Another way
of showing It is by the Interest rates for
money , which are much lower now than they
were in the Bryan He days of 1896 , or In the
free silver times before 1873.
U > ! a easy to expose Bryan's mendacity
on the"rising dollar and falling prices" as
sertion. One way of showing that the dollar
lar Is not rising has been mentioned. The
Interest- which U brings la lower now than
It ever was In the past. That Is , the dollar
lar is falling Instead , of rising. Another
way of proving tbo same thing Is by the
wages of the ordinary laborer or mechanic ,
which are higher now than they were ten
twenty or thirty years ago , or at any other
time. A day's work buys more dollar *
than It did In the pas ) . A glance at the
quotations for staple articles will show that
prices are higher now than they were two
years ago , when the fear of Bryan's elec
tion was paralyzing business. Most of them
are higher than they were five years ago.
There Is a general downward tendency In
the prices of manufactured products , which
Is duo to the Invention of labor-saving ma
chinery and the reduction of freight rates ,
but the farmers and laborers to whom
Bryan makes his dlihonest appeals ought
to be glad of this , and are , of course , glad
ot it. Farm products are higher than they ,
were a few years ago , and their general ten
dency contlnuea upward. The farmer gets
more for what he has to sell bis products
and he pays lew for what he has to buy.
Bryan's falsehoods are silly , They can bo
exposed so easily that they fool nobody.
Bryan 1s the plain people's enemy and not
their friend. ,
A striking Illustration of the evil which
has brought Kronco to the \CTKO ot revo
lution Is had In the suplncncss of the pollco
of Paris , whose numerical weakness is ad
mittedly the cause of the spread of the
strike disorders to their present dimensions.
Had there been an effective police force at
the beginning of the trouble , the turbulent
strikers would have been quelled , the disor
ders kept at a minimum and there would
.have been no necessity to call out the army
and turn Paris Into an armed camp. But the
police force , essentially an arm ot the civil
government , has boon neglected , as the ml-
inlnlotratlon ot justice has been brought
Into contempt. Everything has been subor
dinated to the army , In their zeal to atone
for the mistakes of ' 71 , to bo prepared , when
comes the time , to strike a blow to wipe out
that disgrace. The French have neglected
everything but the army , which has boon
set up as a hydrahcadcd god , which all
Frenchmen perforce must worship , and the
result Is an alleged Kcpubltc , In which mili
tarism Is the 'be-all ' and end-all of the re
sponsible heads ot the nation. And now this
army , which the leaders have fostered ,
threatens to prove their greatest bnne , for
It has been drawn from the people. It is In
sympathy with the people , and when the
crisis comes who shall say that the armed
forces now protecting Paris will not take
orders from .Iho eighty thousand and con
stantly growing army of strikers , instead of
from the president , the premier and the offi
cers of the gonernl staff ?
. . .
The election for the Prussian chamber of
deputies take place on the 27th Instant ,
and the national liberals and two sections
of the radicals the moderates , and the sup
porters of Herr Ulchter have issued their
electoral manifestoes. There are two kinds
of reaction against which Prussian Jlbcrals
ot all shades are united reaction In the po
litical sphere , typified by measures like the
recent attempt to curtail the right of asso
ciation and of public meeting , and reaction
In the ecclesiastical and educational spheres ,
as exemplified by the bill dealing with rellfe.
ious instruction liv the national schools , the
proposal which led to the resignation of
Count Zedlltz as minister of education and
of Count Caprlvl as Prussian minister pres
ident. The national liberals go ns far as the
radicals In their opposition to educational re
action , but are less stalwart on the subject
of the rights.of the public meeting. The
Prussian Roman Catholic party Is always
willing to join the radicals In opposing po
litical reaction , but assist the conservatives
In what the liberals consider reactionary
legislation In the matter of religious In
struction. In order not to alienate Catholic
voters , the radical left , while Its principles
remain unaltered , has omitted all reference
to educational questions from Its manifesto ,
while the national liberals have emphasized
their view that the clergy , Lutheran or
Catholic , must not obtain control of the
schools. It Is thought that the alarm excited
by the law of association bill will rally
votes enough to the liberal side to prevent
reaction In this direction.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of the
London Telegraph is responsible for the as
sertion that the Russian government some
tlmo ago discovered that the sultan had
been intriguing to eecuro a union'of ' all the
Mohammedan countries. According to this
authority , he wrote a letter , proposing a holy
alliance , to all the moslem monarchs.
Among the rurcrs who received copies of this
missive were the emir of Bokhara and the
khan of Khiva , who asked permission from
Rusela to go to Constantinople for the pur
pose of paying adoration to the sacred flag
and of visiting the sultan , the head of Islara-
iRm. , Russia divined the real project behind
the contemplated Journey , because a report
had been received from Teheran that the
shah was preparing fpr p. visit to Constanti
nople , and In conaequence-of this Informa
tion tbo requests of the cmlr and the khan
were refused. Besides Great Britain and
Russia , Franco Is Interested In this question ,
and the three powers could easily frustrate
any design of this sort by declining to allow
either the khedlvo of Egypt , the sultans of
Morrocco and Tangier , the emir of Afghan
istan , or the sovereigns of the Mohamme
dan states In India to go to the Turkish
capital. It Is suggested that there Is some
connection between the recent obstinacy of
Turkey and this version of a Mohammedan
* * *
Portuguese finances are and have long
been In a bad way , and there ie little pros
pect o ( their Improving through any Internal
agency. The little kingdom has long been
a borrower , and has come perilously near
Incurring the reproach of repudiation. In
fact , she has repudiated a large share of net
Interest obligations by arbitrarily scaling
down tbo rate of Interest about one-third
of what was stipulated , so that her 3 pei
cent bonds are actually paying only about
1 per cent. In that way she has dealt with
the great bulk of her debt. Upon some.
145,000,000 she pays 4VS per cent. Practically
all the rest , more than $237,000,000 , Is In the
3 per cents , scaled down to 1 per cent. Little
wonder that the high-water mark of such
securities on the Bourse was only C8.5 , and
that a few months ngo they were as low as
16.5. At present they are close to 25 , the
only explanation of their rise being the ex- j
pectatlon of replenishment of the treasury
through a bargain over Dclagoa Bay. Since
Portugal has not been subjected to the ex
penses of war , wo can charge responsibility
for her impccunloulty only upon bad matt-
agemcnt at Lisbon , and the charge eeems
to bo substantiated by the record. Between
1SC2 and 1801 her government nominally bor
rowed and Incurred obligations for nearly
$250,000,000. Of that sum she actually re
ceived less than $103,000,000. For the dis
crepancy bad management or downright
dishonesty must bo held accountable.
Pretenders to the throne of France , which
country for more than twenty-eight years
has got along without a throne , sue in the
Dreyfus excitement a chance to attract at
tention to themselves as men ready and
willing to "save society. " The French gov
ernment has Instructed the police to watch
against the duke of Orleans , who Is sus
pected of being about to throw himself upon
the French people again. Debarred from
residing In Franco by the laws against pre
tenders , the duke lives In England , where
he Is not to generally esteemed as he might
be If ho were different from what ho Is. He
has recently put forth a proclamation In
which ho told the French pi-op lo that the
Dreyfus agitation should teach them that
their first duty was to set up a throne again
and put him on it. Tbo French people were
not greatly Impressed by the proclamation ,
remembering probably that some years ago
Tke Royal Is the highest grade baking powder
known. Actual tests sfcow it goes ono-
Ulrd further than any other brand.
Absolute/ ! Pure
KOMI u ka fooi co. , NI von.
the duke presented himself In France , was
at once arrested , sent to prison and cm-
ployed at basket making. Then he waa con
temptuously relented nnd escorted over th
Now thati Turkey lias yielded to the pow
ers and consented to evacuate Crete , let in
turn back a page or two of current his
tory and recall the fact that the removal
of Turkish power from the Island was the
chief demand ot Grccco In tbo winter and
spring of 1S97. Europeat that tlmo might
have compelled the evacuation as easily as
U has compelled It now , and thus have pre
vented the war eo disastrous to Christian
Greece and EO helpful to the prestige of
Moslem arms. In a wa/ Greece Is now
vindicated , slnco the concert has finally
been compelled to do what the little Hcl-
lento kingdom set out to execute. The af
fair of Crcto Illustrates flucly how human
relations may bo mismanaged by the com
bined wisdom of Europe's statesmen. No
ono can pretend to ay that "God was
behind" the concert's policy In allowing
the Turks to ( ravage Clrocco and In de
ferring the final withdrawal of the sultan's
authority from the harassed Egcan Islo.
Detroit Journal.
Of eld , the knight Is on the horse ,
Who battles for the right-
Hut In tlieno late , perverted dayi ,
The lioreo Is on the knight.
Indianapolis Journal.
The party warriors advance !
From thlrteen-lnch to blowgun
Each piece of partisan ordnancs
Is ilrlng off the slogan ,
Chicago Record. y
Ho had no lays for lovo'n soft moan ,
No volco for pleading word ;
But when ho spoke by telephone
The damsel always heard. ' , .
Washington Star.
'Tin fashion rules the world , no doubt ,
Bo let us wait awhile ;
Perhaps" the bosses will go out
And titutcxmcn come. In style.
Chicago News.
Lnugh , and the world laughs with you ,
Glad , becaiiHo you are Rind !
Smllo by your lonely , and mister !
But doesn't the world get mad I
Uuffalo New ? .
Once more , campaigners congregate
And sound the cry which naught can
check ;
"Our man Is noble , good and greatj
The other Is a moral wreck. "
Denver Post.
As nge creeps upon us wo try to stay
young f
And frisky us long ns wo can ,
And show to the world by both action and
Wo are u mighty good man.
Wo laugh nt gray hairs as no token of
nsL' , ,
But look In the mirror appalled ,
As wo Ilnd wo are facing that worrying1
' . .
HtURO .v.
"When a fellow begins to get bald.
" ' *
It fastens a look of deep' care' ' In the"1 eyes ,
It anchors a dread in the HOU ) ,
For here Is a fjaturo we cannot dlfgulsc ,
A nkatlng rink up on the poll.
The ( lend of anxiety tortures the brain ,
Our taste for enjoyment Is palled.
Our pleasure IH tinged with acolor of
When a fellow begins to get bald. ' -
We blow In our money for tonics * and
creams. ' i
Wo try nil tbo lotions In sight ,
But ev'ry proventlvo wo platter on seems
To hasten the hair In Its flight.
Wo wear out our shoes on the specialist' !
Experts Into council are called , , .
But nvery day adds to the burden of cares
When a fellow begins to "get bald.
Wo sit away back a the naughty display
Of tlshts at the high-kicking liow ,
Through fear that' our friends 'may * In
humanly nay1
We've hit the old bald-headed row. -
At night our once pleasant , delectable
dreams „ , , - > , -
By visions of 'wigs are enthralled ; " *
When waking , the brain with keen misery
teems . ,
When a follow , begins to get bald.
Whenever wo meet lady friends on the
Wo blush whllo uplifting our hat.
And though they may pinllo us a erecting
most sweet
Wo know they have got us down pat.
Wo seem to rare llttlo when to our reward
In the realms of tlio blest wo are called ,
For half of the pleasure of living scorns
floored i
When a fellow begins to get bald !
MANILLA , Oct. 15. 1898. The Filipino
Congress summoned by Agulnaldo as Pres
ident and Dictator , and by whom a major
ity of the members were appointed , assem
bles at Malolos today. This aspiring leader
hopes to gain complcto controll of 'all the
"Show is not substance ,
Realities govern
wise men./
. / ; / .
There are plenty of .suits
and overcoats to be had this
fall that are made simply for
show. They won't fit and
they won't wear. They are not
what you want.
Ours is not a high-priced
store , as a good many people
seem to fancy because we do
not deal in shoddy.
Good suits can be sold at
the ordinary prices of the pre
tentious "cheap" suits if you
buy of the makers. The great
volu ne of our manufactures for
our system of fourteen stores
giving us advantages over the
small dealers , and these advan-
: ages belong to our customers.
j > 8 isn't much for a custom
nade suit and we have better
3nes at $10 , $ J2,5U and $15.
Overcoats $ JO , $12.50 and $15.
These are made in our own
factory and are practically cus
tom made.