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THE < m.AIIA DAILY BEE : TjrPUSDAY , NOVEMBETl 3 , 1808.
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N. P. FEIL ,
Toynter's bluff about withdrawing
from the prohibition ticket will fool no
body but himself.
The Omaha exposition will continue to
be n fruitful theme of story and picture
for many years to come.
Mr. Hitchcock Is for the Initiative ami
referendum , and so Is Poynter , and so
arc all the prohibitionists.
The Navy department Is dlscoverlnR
that it is much easier to make wrecks
out of Spanish vessels than to make
peed vessels out of Spanish wrecks.
Without Indulging In wild predictions
Nebraska republicans may look forward
conlidently to material gains and n sub
stantial victory in the outcome of the
Wel-IIal-Wel has been resurrected as
n source of cable rows dispatches , but
most newspaper readers will have to
consult the atlas again to got Its loca
tion correctly placed.
It is to be noted that while Attorney
General Smyth denies that he rode on a
pass and charged the state for railroad
faro , he does not deny that ho rides
regularly on railroad passes.
Republicans have no prejudice against
placing negroes In public ofllce , but no
self-respecting republican can vote for a
man with the record of Victor 15.
Walker , were he white or black.
Senator Allen is also venturing Into
the predicting business. The senator
ought to have learned by this time that
political mathematics Is the most dan
gerous and uncertain of the sciences.
Put It down that the prohibitionists
would not be supporting Poj liter for
governor unless they were satisfied they
would have his help In all their
schemes to secure prohibitory legisla
And now the popocrats are charging
the republicans with being afraid tc
allow Bryan to come home. A Httk
while ago they accused the republicans
with being afraid to let Bryan go tc
There Is In round numbers $240.000 , '
000 In the gold reserve of the national
treasury. Just remember this whcr
some popocrat laments that there h
not enough gold In the country to sits
tain the gold standard.
It must bo admitted that Emporoi
William's system of acquiring churcluv
In the Holy land by purchase Is an 1m
provemcnt on the methods of certain Im
portal pilgrims who preferred to tak <
them by force of arms.
The next Investment In new votinf
booths should be an Investment In votinf
machines. With voting machines tin
number of election precincts , polllu ;
places nnd election olllcers would be re
duccd more than one-half.
The boys In the two Nebraska regl
monts of volunteers still In the sorvle <
will not be able to vote this yrnr , bu
they can consider themselves palrei
with one another and rest consoled tha
the effect on the result will be almos
Up to date the popocrata have no
found n vulnerable point In the publl
records of any of the candidates on th
republican state ticket. This Is slmpl ,
further testimony to the high charade
of the men chosen by Nebraska republ
cans to serve us their standard bearer
Joe Koutsky , the malodorous candldat
for the legislature , Is posing as a repn
scntatlve of labor , although the nearet
approach to labor which he has pei
formed was tending bar In a bunco join
In South Omaha that was so disrepute
bio It had to bo dosed by the authorltlci
What laboring man wants labor to b
degraded by a representative who , I
he had his dues , would 1m serving a
liurd labor ?
While the campaign of 1SOS In Ne
braska , which Involves the election of
n United Stales senator , six congressmen
and the entire list of state executive
olllcers , has been exceptionally tame , the
prospect for a substantial republican
victory Is growing brighter every day.
Reports from all sections of the stale
Indicate republican gains nud fore
shadow the defeat of the fusion forces.
The widespread conviction that the
prosperous conditions which prevail uni
versally In every section of the country
since the advent of McKlnley in the
presidential chair are due to n great ex
tent to republican policies Is making
thousands of converts to the republican
cause. The change of public sentiment
In Nebraska does not , however , mani
fest Itself by noisy partisanship. The
emotional people who two years ago had
been carried off by the free silver de
lusion are saying little but are think
ing a great deal and this class Is sure
to rectify Its mistake quietly at the bal
lot box on election day.
Another powerful factor In turning the
tide against the popocratlc sham re
formers Is the tone of the anti-monopo
lists In the populist ranks , with whom
principle counts for more than the spoils
of ofllce. These voters honestly desire to
redress the grievances and abolish the
abuses that had caused the revolt that
called the populist party into being.
They cast off allegiance to the repub
lican party In the hope that the popu
list party would pursue an Independent
course , avoiding entangling ulllnncs ?
with either of the old parties. When
they find populist leaders recreant to
their trust and entering Into combina
tions with democrats solely for spoils of
olllce , they will have no part with sham
reformers and will administer the
merited rebuke to them by voting the
republican ticket , which In the charac
ter of Its candidates and the elements of
its makeup is far superior to that ol
The people of the Third congressional
district must make their choice for
representative In congress between Wil
liam V. Norris and John S. Robinson.
Without disparaging the ability ot
Judge Robinson or Impugning bis In
tegrity , there are many reasons why the
people of the Third district should not
endorse his candidacy at the polls ,
Judge Robinson now occupies a seat on
the district bench which he should have
resigned H he desired to escape the im
putation that lie holds on to the place
because he wants to take no chances
on being out of a job In case he is de
feated , or because the judicial ofllce
enables him to wield a club over the
heads of litigants while at the same time
It affords him the opportunity to tradi
with lawyers who are ambitious tc
It is a matter of common notorictj
that half n dozen different attorneys
have been assured of the appointment tc
the vacancy on the bench If Judge
Robinson Is elected to congress , as 1
was n matter of common talk at the tlm <
of his nomination that he was foistec
on the populists by a deal between Sou
ator Allen nnd William A. Poynter.
Quite apart from these considerations
the people of the Third congrcsslona
district should be represented In congress
gross by a man whose highest aim wil
bo to promote the Interests of his con
stltucnts and who is In position ti
serve them best because ho will be li
accord with William McKlnley and hi
cabinet olllcers. Such a rcpresentatlvi
they can secure only by casting thel
votes for William F. Norris , the repub
Mr. Norris Is not nn untried man. II
ins served the people In the loglslatur
and on the bench with marked ablllt ;
and unswerving fidelity. lie Is abov
all things a man of the people , alway
u close touch with the musses. He ha
i clean record and has fearlessly cs
[ loscd corruption In public places , big !
or low. He has nothing In common wit
public plunderers and can be trusted t
elevate the standard of the public sen
Ice In bis recommendations for federa
All these considerations should hav
weight with the Intelligent and cot
sdcntlous voter. Incidentally , the voter
of the Third district are also In posltlo
to rebuke the scandalous sellout b
which Judge Maxwell was defeated f
reuomlnatlon In the popocratlc convei
tlon In order to make way for the pn
furred candidate of the machine.
WHAT KKKl'S DHl'AA' AWAY.
In one of his campaign speeches n
cently delivered Senator William A
Allen makes the following pathetic m
peal to tlie worshipers of the sllvei
tongued warrior :
Bryan's voice may not be and will not to
heard among us before election. It Is to
easy to keep him down there where ho 1 :
There Is no use for bis regiment ; the war !
over : they are elck by the hundreds wit
malarial and climatic fevers ; they should I
discharged and sent home. And yet , m
feltow-cltlzens , there is a determination 1
certain quarters , not necessary to bo met
tloncd , to hold Mr. Bryan by military la
until this election passes , that his grei
voice may not be heard In the state of N <
braska and In other states where there
What arrant demagogy ! What Is kec ;
Ing Bryan a way ? The Inference sougl
to be conveyed by Senator Allen Is th.
Bryan Is the victim of a foul consplrac
by which lie was lured Into the army I
the bait of a colonel's uniform and
colonel's pay , for no other purpose tin
to keep him away from Nebraska ar
prevent the people from hearing h
thundering voice from the stump ai
platform. The Impression is also give
that the Third Nebraska regiment hi
been purposely singled out by the Wi
department to tarry In the malurl
tamps of the south , when there Is no u
whatever for its service , Just Iwcau
and only because Bryan Is its colonel.
Were Senator Allen disposed to t (
the truth nnd the whole truth he won
lay the blame for the exclusion of Bryi
from the Nebraska campaign on Bryj
himself and next to Bryan on ( lOvurn
Holcomb. Bryan knows at least tli
much about war that when n man enlls
us a soldier , he voluntarily subjects hit
self to military law and military dlsi
ullne. He cannot wear the suoulik
straps nnd uniform of nn nrmy olllcor ,
draw nu army olllcer's pay nnd trittnp
over the country delivering campaign
speeches. lu this respect nu avowed
candidate for president Is no different
from the high private who aspires to
bscninc a constable.
There Is this difference , however , tint
n private In the ranks must remain In
the ranks uuUl mustered out or excused
from service by a surgeon's certificate ,
while the colonel can step out at auy
time except while serving lu the field by
tendering his resignation. Bryan could
have resigned months ago and cotdd
have made his voice heard In the Ne
braska campaign had he been &o dis
i Bryan could also have been relieved
i by Governor Holcomb when the gov-
! crnor wns given the option to designate !
which of the two regiments , the First
or Third , should be mustered out. Hut
Governor Holcomb declined to designate
either of these regiments to be mustered
out , but asked for the discharge of a
portion of each , so as to keep all the
commissioned olllcers on Uncle Sam's
Had Colonel Bryan wanted to avail
himself of the concession accorded Gov
ernor Ilolcomb he could have had hlin-
j self discharged among the men who
i were thus favored. Evidently Colonel
Bryan prefers to pose In the role of
martyr and his absence from the tUump
Is of greater service to the popocratlc
cause than his presence could possibly
Senator Allen's judgment as to the
propriety of discharging the soldiers bs-
cause the war Is over Is at variance
with that of General Miles and other
military ofllcers of high rank. They In
sist upon retaining In the service the
greater part of the volunteer forces , not
only as a precaution against a possible
resumption of hostilities , but ns a mili
tary necessity in view of the Impend-
ng occupation of Cuba and other
ormer possessions of Spain.
The democrats are bending their
nergles to the defeat of the two rcpub-
lean candidates for county commis-
loner in the hope of securing a demo-
ratlc majority of the county board and
he patronage at the disposal of that
) ody. Should they by hook or crook
ucceed In beating both Kelscy and
tlcrstcnd they would Immediately hold
i caucus to divide up as spoils every
losltion in the court house , hospital and
ioor farm. Citizens who want the
ouuty business conducted on economical
ml business-like lines will vote for the
epubllcan candidates for commissioner.
The dairy interests of Nebraska are
steadily growing in Importance from
ear to year. No man concerned In
hem who wants to nee the Industry en-
'ouraged ' should fall to record at the
polls his opinion of the butterlne re-
ormers who are asking re-election as an
ndorsement of their expenditure of
nibllc money for Imported oleo to be
'oil Inmates of state Institutions.
The new Iowa State"Board of..Control .
ms Issued nn order forbidding the levy
of political assessments upon employes
of state Institutions. The Iowa board
s controlled by republicans in contrast
with the popocratlc sham reformers In
Nebraska , who are today holding up
very person on the state payroll from
ianltor to governor for 3 per cent of his
annual salary *
Three men have been renomlnated on
the popocratlc legislative ticket who
vere members of the last legislature that
unseated live republicans elected to
epreseut Douglas county nnd gave their
seats to popocrats who had not the
shadow of a title to them. Are the
voters of Douglas county ready to en
dorse this theft by re-electing men who
had a hand In it ?
In numerous Instances , In which the
republican convention turned down dis
credited professional assessors who
make a living out of the tax lists , the
democratic machine has picked up the
repudiated otliceseekers nnd given them
places on the democratic ticket. Sucli
men have no claim to the votes of clthei
republicans or democrats.
The disclosures by Promoter Hooley
of the payment of money to titled mem
bers of the British nobility for social In
troductions may be glossed over , but hit
Intimation that one of the blackmail
era Heil to him calls for Immediate In
A Parisian editor says no monarchical
government would have dared to coil'
duct Itself after the fashion of the
Americans. We think not. Spain trlei :
it last , but the Imitation was t-o pooi
that It collapsed of Its own weight.
ChlciiK < > AmirilN the Honor.
U Is largely owing , doubtless , to the ex
ertions of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben-
othcrwlso Neb-Ilas-Ka that the days of thi
Omaha exposition were so successful ,
KfUcacy of n I'urnc.
Kansas City Star.
Everybody will regret that scandals havi
turned ur > In connection with the award
at the Omaha exposition. It would havi
been much better to have made the Mldwa ;
tougher and preserved the purity of th'
So the program U not only to take th
Philippines , but to assume the archlpela
go's debt of $10,000,000 ? H'm ! Is not tba
a good deal of money to pay for what wouli
probably bo an expensive possession If 1
were got for nothing ?
Olijrct I.CNNOIIN In SJiort SklrtN.
The Woman's National Council at Omah
Friday discussed the effect of the shor
skirts upon the morals of young men an
urged the need of the latter to be disci
plIntHl by the constant object lesson of th
former. It will be all right , no doubt , If th
young men can stand the strain.
Ailiifxiitlnn of Trouble ,
Chicago Record ,
There Is danger of too much sentimental
Ism and not enough sense In dealing wit
the troublesome problems now confrontln
the nation , as woa the case In dealing wit
the negro problem at the close of the wai
If the United States U to undertake to rul
millions of half-clvlllzed Malays , entire !
unfamiliar with our Institutions , and do I
with credit to itself and -with benefit to th
people concerned , It must prepare for serious
business. It docs not augur well that some
of our public men seem to think the prob
lem so simple that the decision can be ren
dered In favor of acquisition ot the entire
group as the easiest way out ot the present
situation without seriously considering the
difficulties to be overcome.
I'rnilnctlon of ( iolil ,
The race In gold production Is renurk-
ably close. Last year the yield In the South
African republic was $57,633,861 ; In the
United States $57,363,000 , and In Australia
$55,684,182. The Increase for the year' '
amounted to J13.S54.102 In South Africa , ;
$10,602,249 In Australia and $1,276,000 In this '
country An addition of $160,000,000 of fresh
gold to the wealth of the English-speaking
races In one year Is not a had record.
I'cM Holtof ( lieNntlnn. .
Colonel Wnrlng's death from yellow fever
contracted In Havana reminds one again
what a curse Cuba haa been to this country
as nu incubator of that terrible disease.
Epidemics In our gulf states have raged al
most without number and thousands of
American lives have been lost In the last
century because Cuba was a pest hole of
the yellow fever. Havana must be cleansed
and made healthy to save our own popula
tion from future scourges.
Tlie Drmocrncy of Toilny.
Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican.
The parallel between the democratic party
of America and the liberal party of Great
Britain grows even closer as tlmo passes.
The liberal party In adopting the policy of
Irish home rule was torn asunder and de
feated with great loss. Today that party
haa virtually dropped home rule and has be
come merely a party of negation and celti
cism , but not too hold In Its opposition to
frighten timid souls that pray for harmony.
The section of the party which never was
enthusiastic for home rule , but accepted
simply because It bore the party label , Is i
slowly but surely coming to the front again , j
In this country free silver Is already to the
democrats what home rule for Ireland Is to
the- English liberals a cause practically lost.
And In the democratic party the same policy
of drifting , dodging and negation Is being
developed that characterizes the party of the
opposition In England.
SUCCESS OK TIII3 KXl'OSITIOX.
Dottd Itx lint nml Salute *
Chicago Post ( Nov. 2. ) .
Yesterday the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition
clOijed after making an almost record-break
ing , and certainly a deserved , success. The
fabt day something like 70,000 people
paused through the gates to take part In
the closing scene * ) . This made a total attendance -
, tendance of over 2,623,000 and raised the re-
I colpts of this year's exposition to within
a few dollars of $2,000,000 , leaving and
1 hero Is something for stockholdera In the
I World's Columbian Exposition company to
' regard with wonder , If not envy and awe
a surplus of almost $100,000.
In the presence of this surplus Chicago
akcs off Its exposition hat to Omaha. It
ias already admired the artistic beauty and
ompletcness of the Transmisslsslppl Expo-
Itton. U has had columns in appreciation
if Omaha's splendid emulation of our
rorld's fair. It has ent thousands to wan
der amid the "fairy scenes of loveliness
maglaed In a dream" and help swell the
gate receipts. But Its. . pleasure over Omaha's
uccees la swallowed up in its amazement
Dver that surplus.
Long prosper Omaha ! Vivo la surplus.
I1ISCOHDAXT CUIJAN FACTIONS.
Slim Promina of Klnlilo Government
AfTonlciIiy the Nntlvcx.
New -York Tribune.
At the present rate of progress the Cubans
heraselves will much enlighten American
udgment as to their readiness for malntaln-
ng a stable and worthy government. If
.heir past performances give fair Indication
of what may bo expected In the future ,
Americans will be forced to conclude that
: ho earliest practicable date for the estab-
Ishment of such n government In Cuba Is
moro remote than most people In this coun-
ry have hoped. The Incessant petty wrangles
)6tween factions and rival leaders , the
apparent Inability of those who call them
selves "the Cubans" to understand that n
small minority cannot be permitted to set
up a government against the wishes or with
out the consent of the majority , the per
sistent assumption that any kind of treat-
nent Is good enough for Inhabitants who
lave not been In arms fighting against
Spanish rule , Oo not assist people of this
country to believe that a government based
on the free choice of the people and wlll-
ngly supported by the people can be
It is necessary to take into account the
'act that the American congress did not
declare that the Cuban bands then In arms
were and of right ought to be rulers over
the Island , but that the people of Cuba had
the right to rule themselves. In refusing to
take sovereignty over the Island , and pro
posing to hold It only as trustee for the people
ple of Cuba , the United States has not pro
posed to turn over unrestricted power to
the bands of armed Insurrectionists to treat
the other Inhabitants as they may please ,
neecnt events have shown how Impossible
such a course must be for any civilized and
humane government. Until there can bo a
fair and entirely free expression of the will
of the Inhabitants of Cuba as to the kind of
government they wish and the persons they
choose as rulers it is not possible for the
United States to perform Its trust or to sur
render It unperformed.
If recent events have made anything clear
It Is that the Insurgent loaders and their
bamlB of followers are not as yet prepared
to act together for the common good of the
people of Cuba. On the way to the Island
two rival leaders and their followers trans
ported by the same steamer cannot even
speak to each other. The opin
ion of Gomez Is obviously unlike
that of Garcia , and both are un
like that of Cespedca , and It Is hard Just
now to say whether any two leaders 01
prominence can be found who will agree.
But the main fact Is that they all seem to
think it enough to consider the wishes ol
their small bands of armed followers , hut
not In the least desirable to consult the
wishes of the people. Indeed , there are Indi
cations cropping out constantly that none
of the factions or leaders think that those
who did not take part in the war have any
rights In Cuba whatever. If their behavloi
thus far misrepresents their opinions In thl ;
rwpcct , they owe It to themselves to mak
that clear without delay.
The United States has placed lUelf In t
position of responsibility toward all clvlllzci
nations. It has overturned Spanish rule
and has thereby bound Itself to gee thai
sonic other Is established and maintained
which shall protect the rights of foreigner !
residing or doing business In Cuba , shal
uphold order and stop lawless fighting be
tween factions , or between Cubans nn <
Spanish residents , shall provide the state o
> ocurltyhlch Is necessary to the Industrie :
and the trade of the people , and shall strlctl :
respect International obligations In all deal
Ings with other nations. When a govern
ment can be formed which there Is reasoi
to hope will perform these duties , and whlcl
is BO supported by the majority of Inhabit
ants that It may bo expected to bo stable
then the United States can be sot frco fron
Its trust. H Is therefore a matter of re
grct and of eoino concern to the people o
this country that the conduct of the Insur
gent leaders and bands seems to offer BI
llt'le ' prospect that such a government cai
bo speedily established , with fair reason t <
hope for Its stability.
KCMOF.H op Tim b.vrn WAH.
Tbo actual cost of the war with Spain
up to the 1st of November Is computed by
the Treasury department at $160,000,000.
This result Is obtained by subtracting from
the war bills the cost of maintaining the
army and navy establishments on a peace
\ > as'.a. Most of this sum was expended b >
the end ot August. 13ut the war Is far from '
being over. In Its effect on the treasury. |
During the last three months war drafts on I
the treasury averaged $22,000,000 a month , ,
over nnd above the amount Incurred In
time of peace. It will be noted that no sub.
stantlal Increase In war expenses occurred
In the lost two months. The chief reason |
waa that many contracts calling for largo '
sums came in for settlement ; likewise tho' '
cost of leased transports and auxiliary v\ar
ehlps , and the overdue pay of most of the
army. The mustering out of 75,000olun - I
tccrs called for largo suma during October. I
Few of this class of bills remain for setI I
tlcmcut , consequently the first marked decrease - (
crease Is duo this month. But the end Is
not In eight. It Is estimated In Washington
that war bills up to Juno JO , 1S99 , will add
$ $0,000,000 to the figures ( Irst given.
The expenditure of treasure Is Insignifi
cant when measured with the loss of
precious lives. Pension Commissioner Kvans j
placed the total loss of llfo up to September
30 at 2,906 American soldiers and sailors.
Of this number 107 were officers. Eighty
officers and 2,520 privates died of disease.
This docs not Include the 268 lives lost by
the destruction of the Maine.
Is Dewey superstitious ? To a. man dn
New Brunswick , N. J. , who wrote to him
asking for the shoes he were when ho won
his Manila victory , ho has written :
I am sorry I cannot send you what you
request , for I have a great many pairs of
shoes and no\cr wear the same pair on two
days hi succession , nnd consequently hove
not the least Idea which pair I wore on May
1. I send you a souvenir , however , of that
memorable day. It Is a rabbit's foot that I
have had for some time and which brought
mo luck. May It bring you as much. Very
sincerely , OEOHOE DKWEY.
Lieutenant Hobson says of the Cuban
climate : "Down there It has been raining
about half the time , though -wo luvc beauti
ful sunrises and sunsets. This Is one of the
moat delightful -features of the day. Out on
the watec It Is beautiful. The air Is clear
and cool and quite different from that on
shore. " The lieutenant says the Maria
Teresa is In compar. Ively good shape and
structurally sound. Saving the Colon Is a
difficult task and the preliminary work will
take some time. "It Is a big problem , " ho
says , "but I have great hopes. "
Sergeant Robert M. Clutch , Company A ,
has the curious distinction of being , all
alone , the Third Pennsylvania regiment ,
which has Just been ordered for garrison
duty In Cuba. The regiment was mustered
out last week at Philadelphia , but Clutch
wan absent and could not bo mustered out
with his company. Then an order was Is
sued that the Second and Third regiments
were to be retained on duty Instead ot the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth , as had at first
been Intended. Sergeant Robert M. Clutch
Is wondering how ho may best mobilize
himself for further orders.
Six native Filipinos took part in the Peace
jubilee parade In Philadelphia. They are
sailors on an American ship which has Just
arrived from Manila. Two of them were
seamen aboard the Spanish craft Relna
Crlstlna when Dewey sunk the Castillan fleet
dn Manila harbor. They delight to tell about
the great fight , tor , although their ship went
down under the American guns , they are not
sorry that Dewey won the day. This Is how
one of them described the battle of May 1 :
"Boom ! boom ! boom ! boom ! Senor Dewey !
Abas ! abas ! Espagnol ! " Then , In chorus :
"Mai Espagnol ! Viva Americanos ! "
The Impression prevails In some quarters
that naval officers occasionally indulge in
burning words to case their conscience.
Realizing that the practice , if persisted In ,
would discredit our role as purveyors of
high-class civilization among 'barbarians , a
patriotic citizen wrote to the secretary of the
navy urging suppression of profanity. Mr.
Long penned a llttlo note In which , after
acknowledging the receipt of the formal
protest , he said he hod reached the conclu
sion that "naval officers should not swear
under any circumstances unless It was abso
lutely necessary. "
I'EHSOXAL AXD OTHERWISE.
Most of the money that Is being bet on
the campaign In New York Is banked at the
foot of the rainbow.
Admiral Walker is oneof the few sailors
fond of land sports. lie Is said to have
lately taken up the bicycle.
Bravo BUI Anthony , having come through
the Maine explosion unscathed , has taken
a chance on matrimony.
Secretary Gngo is said to be a passionate
sportsman and a remarkably good shot. Ho
spends much of his vacation in hunting and
When Colonel Waring wanted the appoint
ment for clearing the New York streets he
was Jokingly told by those In authority that
heaven Itself couldn't clean them in a cen
tury. "I can do It in a month , " said War-
The dictator of fashion among the glided
youth of Pekln Is Jung Lu , the most popular
general In the Chinese army. His horses
are finer oven than these of the emperor ,
the general being a fearless equestrian. He
is the new viceroy of Chlh-LI.
A Canadian mint , where the gold of the
Klondike and other producing sections of the
great northwest may be minted. Is de
manded by the Canadian Bankers' associa
tion , which had Its annual session In To-
i ronto last week. The home government Is
to be petitioned to permit the necessary
action In the premises.
James Wftltcomb Rilcy thinks the lot of a
poet a hard one. In a recent Interview ho
said : "If you're called as witness in a
i lawsuit omo little attorney squares himself
off and says with withering scorn , "Let me
see , you're a poet , are you not ? H'm , yes.
Gentlemen of the Jury , the witness Is a poet
and your testimony Is killed dead as a
door nail. "
Thp Uev. Hiram BIngham of Honolulu has
devoted the greater part of his Ufa to the
| preparation of a technical treatise on the
[ Mlcroneslan languages and a dictionary
i thereof and now , when the work would have
, been esreelally valuable , he has lost the
1 manuscript. The Honolulu police are en
gaged in looking for the missing book and a
raward has been offered for its recovery.
Made from pure
cream of tartar
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum taking powders arc the greatest
menacen to health of the present day.
B0 * t BKI a POWOH CO. , NtW VORlC.
MOII L.AAV nnvnusnii.
Springfield Republican : There Is one
court In Franco not afraid of the mob. The
Drey fits case will bo revised , decides the
court of cassation. It has tnkcn four years
to get even a fair hearing for this French
Huffalo Kxpross : The French court of cas
eatlon decides that the case of Dreyfus
must bo revised , but declines to order the
release of the prisoner pending the revision.
Judging by the Zola trial , the revision will
mean only an attempt to dispose of the mat *
tor finally by condemning the prisoner again
on the strength of more forged evidence.
Minneapolis Journal : As revision means
revision of the evidence bcforo the military (
tribunal , which was based on forged docu- <
mcnte , honest work will require the gov
ernment to order the release of Dreyfus.
That would be a reflection on the army , and
It remains to bo seen whether there Is cour
age and honor enough In Franco to demand
that Justice bo done to Dreyfus when ths
Paris mob Is furious at any Intimation that
the condemnation of Dreyfus by the army
chiefs was "Irregular. " j
Baltimore American : This net of the
court of cassation will be applauded by
lovers of Justice the orld over. The trial
of iho man , his conviction , his public deg
radation and his Ignominious confinement on
Devil's Island a place that well deserves
Its infernal name shocks the civilized ,
world , and made the friends of Franco fear
for the future. Since these occurrences ,
events bearing upon the case have followed
one another In rapid succession , proving ,
without the shadow of a doubt , that the con
viction of the man was an outrageous mis
carriage of Justice. Proud through Franco
may bo of her army , she cannot support
her militarism by such props as these nnd
still hope that the republic will live.
Chicago Hecord : For the world at large
the Importance of the action taken In the
Dreyfus case by the court of cassation ,
Franco's highest court of appeal , lies not BO
much In the fact that a great wrong may bo
redressed as that Franco Itself may be saved
from Influences which have treatencd to
make It n dangerous factor among civilized
nations. It has been freely recognized re
cently by nearly every court In Europe that
the peril of the Dreyfus Infamy menaced not
only Franco but the civilization lu which
Franco has been a progressive and power
ful agent. Just In proportion as its share
In this progress has been important , its
threatened failure to maintain the Integrity
of Its courts , Its surrender of Justice to tne
will of military corruptlonlsts Its renuncia
tion , in short , of all that goes to make a
people free and enlightened must operate
to tear down the social and political struc
ture of the modern civilized world.
CIIAIIACTKU OK THIS KIMPIAOS.
Short IlniiRc VJe - of
Detroit Free Press.
In the present status of the Philippine
question the testimony of Intelligent and
observant Americans who , having gone to
the Islands to Investigate the conditions
there , are now writing their Impressions to
the American press ought to prove of great
value in deciding what course this govern
ment should pursue. If we force Spain to
relinquish her sovereignty over the archipelago
pelage and then undertake to rule It our-
belves , shall we find It possible to civil Izo
and mold the native population Into fit ma
terial for citizenship In this republic ? Be
hold this picture of the native painted by
the correspondent of Harper's Weekly now
lu Manila :
"Tho Filipino is the true child of the east.
His moral fiber is as flimsy as the web of
the plneapplo gauze of which the women
make their dresses. He will cheat , steal ana
He beyond the orthodox limit of the Anglo-
Saxon. Ills unreliability and the persistency
with which he disobeys orders are Irritating
beyond description ; besides this , his small
stature and color Invite abuse. There can
bo no doubt that our aoldlcrs are spoiling
for a fight. They hate and despise the na
tive for the manner he has lied to and
cheated them , and on the whole they arn
Inclined to treat the Filipino the way a
burly policeman treats a ragged street
urchin. The native Is like a child , unrea
sonable and easily affected by small things.
Unable to appreciate the benefits of n good
government , ho fiercely resents the rough
manner In which the soldier Jostles him out
of the way. "
A correspondent of the Plttsburg Dispatch
who Is with a Pennsylvania regiment now at
Manila discusses the Filipino In much the
same way. He Bays the Islands are rich In
resources , but they are Inhabited by an un
desirable class of people "a people similar
in many respects to the North American
Have we made such a succcfia In dealing
with the Xorth American Indian that we are
ready to take 8,000,000 more people similar
to him on our hands ? This correspondent
thinks that wo shall either have to keep a
largo standing army In the Islands to rocH
the frequent uprising * of this Intractable
race or else "send A sufficiently large army
to annihilate the entire native- population ,
for they will never down. " Are we prepared
to accept cither of these alternatives ? To
keep a largo ntandlng army In the Philip
pines means a constant sacrifice ot the
flower of American youth to the pestilential
climate of a torrid country ; and to annihilate
8,000,000 human beings In too shocking
proposition for hiimauo America to think of
As for the capacity of the Inhabitants foi
self-government , this witness cxpreesce him
self as follows :
"As a matter of fact , n protectorate c -
tabllshcd to hold the Islands until the ut-
tlvrs are capable of governing themsclvti
would have bcforo U an endless task , for H
Is doubtful If this world will ever see
enough generations to produce a fludlclently
Intelligent crass from the present stock to
understand even the first principles of self-
government. This Is an unpleasant fact , but
It is a stubborn one , nevertheless.
Such a representation of the character ot
the Filipino us these two correspondents
make deserves to bp thoughtfully studied before -
fore wo take a step that will bo Irretriev
ton i.i ? < ; ii.\tts.
Chicago Record : "Do you believe In mys
tic numbers ? "
"Yes , In number one. "
Detroit Journal : "A lawyer , eh ? Does he
pursue hlB enllliiK ? "
"llHrdly , he seems rather to be trying to
nmbush It. "
Clevflund Plain Dealer : "I see that Pres
ident McKlnloy's souvmlr Chicago program
was decorated by a Miss Wlndctt.
name , lent It ? "
Boston Transcript : First Reformer 1
Liipliose you aru In favor ot the movement
for R single tax ? "
viiniiT 1 have taken a position
much In advance of that. I am In favor of.
having no tax at all.
Puck : "What IP that French officer BO ex-
cltsd and angry about ? "
"Some one. Intending to be compli
mentary. spoke of him as having forged his
way to the front. "
Somervlllo Journal : Ethel Mr. Ught-
wayte IH rftil nice , don't you think so ?
Maude Yes , It sems to me sometimes
that ho almost po esseu human Intelli
Detroit Journal : "Bilks got the appoint
ment , owing to extraordinary backing. "
"Y there wns one name , on his peti
tion that wasn't on the petitions of all thu
Chicago Record : "IB your flat crowded ? "
"Crowded ? Wo cun't yawn without
opening a window. "
Chicago Tribune : "Your brother soldtei
didn't seem .xny too glntl to see you. "
"O , yes , ho wns glad enough , but It
wouldn't bo good discipline to show it too
much. Didn't you notice the stripe up and
down the leg of M < s pants ? It's half an
Inch wider than mine. "
Cleveland Lender : "Well , I s'pose thfl
German people are proud of the fact that
tlidr emperor Is belni ? so royally enter
tained on his way to Jerusal'in. "
"Likely , but wait till thrlr emperor starts
for the New Jerusalem If you want to see
the Germain ) really happy. "
Washington Star : "Look here , " mid
Agulnnltlo'8 contldjntlal friend , "there's
some complaint that you nre getting Irri
"Well , " wns the nnswcr , "what can you
expect In a rnnii who bun undi'rtnken'to bn
a great general , n grout political leader , a
great diplomat and u board of strategy all
at once ? "
Chicago Record : "Tlmmlns , do you know
anything about literature ? "
'Know anything about art ? "
' ' '
Know nnytlilnff about music ? "
'Not n , rap. "
'Good ! Come , over to my room , pick out
a plpo and let'senjoy , oiiraelvop.1 ; lri . !
IX TJIC FAI.l , AFTKIl.\OON.
Harriet Prcscott Hpofford , In Harper's
There's a burnish of fine Bcurlct on the
pear that drops today ,
Now the Rlory of the. rlpo and rich
autumnal noons has come ;
The i > pnch IH over-mellow , und the appln
bends the spray ,
And there's honey , yes. there's honey in
the purple of the plum !
With dust upon the drooping of his gold
and azure wings
The butterfly clings loosely where thii
last flowers flnrru and shlno ;
Down the dusk of lonely garden aisles the
vellow leaf still clings.
And the frrapo upon the trellis Is burst
ing with its wine.
Therc'H bloom upon the mountain , and
there's mist upon the stream ,
Thero'H n light burns low In heaven that
never shone before ;
e slmr softly with low voices In a Blow
nnd wuklne dream.
While far off the breaker feathers In dull
music up the shore.
But by tltful How nnd falling there blows
( i 1 ; dins : breath ,
A wind ( hU : Hto.xls from spaces of un
known ar.d nameless chill ,
And It wrapp cbout our dreaming a darker
drrt.ni of death ,
And talc a iho singing from the lip and
inukeo iliu music still !
And Wednesday we told you about closing out our
wholesale part of tlie business and our reason for so
doing. We are still manufacturers , and continue to
make every garment we sell , but our big wholesale
house is a thing of the past. We have selected all of
the very best of the wholesale stock and are offering
it at about the same price you can buy the "ordinary"
sort of clothes for. This clothing that we are selling
at less than it cost to make , "is warranted , " war
ranted to fit , to wear , to be the best styles , and the
best for the money you ever bought. Men's suits
that we are offering at this sale range from $7.50 to
§ 20.00 a suit. Overcoats and ulsters from § 10.00 to
825.00. Boys' .and children's suits from $2.50 to
§ 6.00. And these prices we ask are about one-half
their real value. We want you to look them over ,
whether you buy or not , but we feel assured that
such values as these will not be overlooked by shrewd
See Our Windows.
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