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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEt FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1902.
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TJie . UMAii ) Daily Bee
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Of course, the World-Herald was to be
expected to come to the defense of Ball
. South Carolina has recalled the Invi
tation extended to President Roosevelt
to present a sword to one of Its sons.
tTbe president will survive.
Chicago proposes to grade the price of
milk according to its richness: When
this Is done the value of a good pump
!wlll be considerably decreased,
Prince Henry has run the gauntlet of
the men who wield the pen and come
Oct unscathed. The men who wield the
word can have no terrors for him now.
F If -Prince Henry's digestion Is not
frnlned by the round of dinners, he will
(undoubtedly take home with him pleas
ant memories of his vlait to this coun
try. . .
And now Governor Savage has been
complimented with the presidency of the
state irrigation congress in session at
Sterling, Colo. They can't keep Ne
braska away from the front
The Creek Indians who have been
making the trouble recently in Indian
territory have been sentenced to terms
In prison. This is certainly a more
humane method of making good Indians
than the old plan.
It Is up to the Jacksonlan club to take
a fall out of the Douglas County
Democracy by improvising soma kind of
a blowout that will beat the piano
christening, with something stronger
than Bordeaux on the side.
, A bottle of "fine old wins from Bor
fleaux" has been donated to the Douglas
County Democracy for the occasion of
the unveiling and christening of its new
piano. There is no danger, . however,
that the wine will be wasted on the
flano. ' "' '
All the other members of the. South
Omaha Board of Education indicted by
' the late grand jury are anxious to try
, an escape by the Loechner loop. This
loop promises to become as famous 'in
Its own small way as the much-discussed
toop at Santiago.
The periodical mall weighing, which
determines the contract price for carry
ing the mails on the railroads of this
. 1 vision, is about to be pulled off. - Com
plaints about delays in the mails for the
next few weeks will all be explained on
the score of interruptions by the mall
Senator Bailey failed to rise to his op
portunity wbea Prince Henry visited the
upper house of congress. It would
undoubtedly have Interested the royal
visitor much more if the Texan had
demonstrated how hard he could kick a
screen door instead of making an ordl
Collector, Ivey, of the port of Una
busk a, has succeeded In creating quite a
ripple by writing a bombastic letter to
the Treasury department If his friends
will keep a lookout they will probably
be disappointed to discover that in
short time there will not be even a bub
ble to mark the spot where Ivey once
The railroad managers have decided
they will not furnish the Interstate
Commerce commission with the data
concerning rebates paid to favored ship
pers. A short time ago. In a moment
of frankness, the managers let out
several facts regarding these trans
actions, but they now realize that like
i the parrot they have talked too much.
The last naOonei tribute to William
McKlnley haseen paid and the occa
sion' goes lntdf history as a. profound
expression of the universal popular es
teem and affection for that illustrious
man, whose splendid personal character,
earnest patriotism and faithful devotion
to public duty will ever be an example
to his countrymen. The thoughtful and
eloquent eulogy upon the . martyred
president pronounced by Hon: John Hay
presents a compact statement of the
distinguished services to the country of
William McKlnley as soldier and states
man and renders a Just estimate of his
character. He was, said the orator,
"from his birth to bis death, typically
American." It was this that won the
popular confidence, that gave him the
strong hold he had upon the country
and that commanded the respect and
admiration of foreign peoples. While
his own countrymen knew the strong
and unyielding loyalty of McKlnley to
their interests and welfare, foreigners
did not fail to appreciate and commend
this characteristic. Therefore, typically
and strongly American as he was, no
president of the republic ever stood
higher in European respect than Wil
The historical facta in Secretary Hay's
oration arehighJ Valuable and particu
larly Interesting la the statement that
a dealing with foreign powers McKln
ley will take rank with the greatest of
our diplomatists. It was he who marked
out the course to be pursued toward
China,, prompted "by considerations of
humanity and the national Interests
a course finally approved by ail the
powers and which has been completely
Justified by results. May we not as
sume, that ail the Important work of
diplomacy during his administration was
directed by his wisdom and foresight?
With a high and Just appreciation of
the great public services of William
McKlnley, with a- true conception of
his character derived from intimate per
sonal association, and from an earnest
sympathy with that patriotic Amer
icanism which distinguished him. Secre
tary Hay's eulogy is a faithful, sincere
and eloquent tribute that merits the
EIRE'S A BOW-DB-DO.
In the classic language of bis eminence
the Mikado, "Here's a how-de-do." Just
to show his appreciation of the hnmor of
the occasion. Governor Savage has ad
dressed a letter to the editor of the Lin
coln Journal calling him to task for
signing a petition to him asking for an
unconditional pardon for ex-Treasurer
Bartley and then turning bis paper to
the unconditional condemnation of the
governor for responding to his request
After reciting the body of the petition,
Governor Savage continues:
Among hundreds of other prominent clti
seas of Lincoln who signed the 'petition are
the following: C. H. Gere, C D. Trapha
gen and J. C Eeacrest, all .of whom I be
lieve are officers of the Journal company
aad practically own . and control the policy
ef the Journal." If It was wrong for me to
commute the sentence it was certainly doubly
wrong for me to grant an "unlimited, un
restricted and unconditional pardon" as
prayed for in the . petition signed by the
chief officers and stockholders of the State
Journal company. The attitude of the
Journal in tacitly approving attacks on my
action by giving publication without com
ment to hostile utterances of other news
papers certainly challenges -reconciliation
with the attitude of the Journal's officers
in signing a petition requesting me to grant
an unconditional pardon, without limit or
restriction. Speaking for myself. Z do not
believe that en the same subject I could
with propriety or consistency entertain one
opinion as governor and another as private
It takes over a column of its space for
the Journal to explain that, like the
fabled Pooh Bah. its editor petitioned
for the Bartley pardon In one capacity
and criticizes it in another capacity. It
Is even intimated that the editorial mind
was changed after the circumstances at
tending the parole, although no effort
was made to withdraw the editorial sig
nature from the paper praying for com
We apprehend, however, that the gov
ernor's brusk reminder is scarcely calcu
lated to restore the entente cordlale that
be had a right to expect aa a result of
harkenlng to the Journal man'a petition.
RAILROADS REFUSE INFORMATION.
At the Investigation a few weeks ago
in Chicago, by the Interstate Commerce
commission, of the charge that the rail
roads were allowing rebates to certain
shippers, it was frankly admitted by the
railway managers who appeared before
the commission that the charge was
true. They stated that' rebates were
given to the packing interest but pro
fessed to be unable to state what the
rebates amounted to. The commission
made an order requiring the traffic
managers to furnish the desired data.
This the managers have refused to do.
Having consulted together and taken
legal advice, they assert that the com
mission has not the power to compel
the production of the Information asked
for and moreover they want to protect
the packers from possible punishment
Here Is an instance that may be com
mended to the attention of those who
affirm that the - commission is alto
gether at fault for the non-enforcement
of the Interstate commerce law. It has
made an earnest effort In this matter to
carry out the law and as usual the rail
way officials throw an obstruction ia the
way by refusing Information deemed by
the commission to be necessary and
which there is no doubt could be sup
plied. After freely confessing that they
have violated the law they seek to es
cape the consequences of their wrong
doing by denying the power of the
commission to compel them to produce
the evidence. . The alleged belief that
the commission desires to punish pack'
era who accepted rebates is perhaps a
mere subterfuge, but at ail events it
operates to obstruct the attempt on the
part of the commission to enforce the
law and is auo.tb.er. example of the re-
Jponslblllt of the railroads for tha fajjjevled la am one year la out t the ftuesjj art priatedt
that the law Is not effective and ha, be
come practically useless for the regula
tion of the common carriers.
This refusal to comply with a request
of the commission which to the general
public will appear entirely proper and
legitimate should have the effect to
stimulate Interest In legislation for
strengthening the law and enlarging the
authority of the commission. If that
body has not the power to compel con
fessed violators of the law to produce
the facts that will establish their mis
conduct of what use Is the commis
sion? It is presumed that the commis
sion will endeavor to enforce its re
quest and if so the result will be awaited
with considerable interest Meanwhile
this new obstruction to the enforcement
of the law should not escape the atten
tion of congress.
The foreign affairs committee of the
house of representatives is said to be
having considerable trouble in framing
a Chinese exclusion bill. All the mem
bers are agreed upon a measure which
will exclude coolies, but when they get
beyond this there Is much difference of
opinion. - The really perplexing question
la as to how fax to go la the admission
of so-called merchants. Petitions have
been sent from organisations of busi
ness -men la California urging that
Chinese merchant be not excluded and
there la a strong sentiment la the east
that it would be unwise, from a busi
ness point of view, to shut out this
class. The petitions from California
state that to do so would be decidedly
hurtful to the commercial welfare of the
Pacific coast that it is desirable for the
development of trade with China that
the merchants of that country shall be
avowed to come to the United States
and acquaint themselves with our busi
ness methods and put themselves in per
sonal relations with our merchants and
manufacturers. Eastern exporters take
the same view and thus there Is a
strong business influence being exerted
in favor of not extending the exclusion
policy to Chinese merchants, many of
whom it Is believed will in future de
sire to visit the United States for a
purely commercial purpose.
On the other hand there Is a very
strong sentiment particularly pro
nounced, of course, on the Pacific coast
in favor of a general policy of exclusion
and it is more than probable that thjs
will prevail. The labor Interest Is prac
tically unanimous Jn demanding - un
restricted exclusion and It exerts a very
potent Influence. The opinion of the
Industrial, commission favorable to
Chinese exclusion is also an influence
that la strong for the proposed legisla
tion. T1JM FOB OMAHA TO ACT.
The situation as Just, developed In
Council Bluffs, where efforts are being
openly made to prevent the entrance of
the Chicago Great Western, upon whose
completion to the Missouri - river we
were confidently counting, demands the
attention of Omaha's business interests.
The advent of the Chicago Great West
ern as an addition to Omaha's railway
facilities would unquestionably serve to
enlarge materially the trade territory in
which Omaha Is the dominant factor.
Without respect to the possible effect an
other and direct line to Chicago would
have on the other Chicago-Omaha roads,
the local traffic alone would constitute
an advantage worth while striving for.
From the latest developments the con
clusion Is forced that a combination
has been formed among the other
through lines to head off the Greet
Western by preventing it from acquiring
the necessary terminal facilities. Should
the existing roads succeed In this effort
even temporarily, it would bode no good
to Omaha. If our commercial organlza
tlons are alive to their Interests they will
exert themselves at once to the extent
of their Influence and do all they can to
bring this new road Into our city.
The Great Western seems anxious to
build into Omaha, asking neither subsidy
nor concession, and certainly should
have every encouragement to carry out
its plan. It Is time for Omaha to act
The attorney general has rendered an
opinion to the effect that the assessors
may gather crop and other statistics
at the time of making the annual as
sessment In some counties they have
done this in years past but in only a
few instances have the statistics been
complete. These figures would be of
great value to Nebraska If they could
only be honestly gathered. Facts, backed
by official statistics, available for pur
poses of advertising the state, have been
lamentably scarce In the past and Just
now when the tide of Immigration is
setting toward the west Nebraska ia
paying the penalty. If the assessors
only will, they can remedy this de
ficiency and probably most of them
would do so If the county clerks would
impress the value of It upon them.
Cable reports indicate there may be
trouble between Turkey and Bulgaria
over the responsibility for the kidnaping
of Miss Stone. In view of the an
nounced determination of the United
States to hold the country responsible
to a strict accountability for the out
rage, both are anxious to get out from
under. If it takes as long to settle
this controversy as it does other ques
tions at issue with Turkey no one of the
present generation need worry to any
City Treasurer Hennlngs explanation
of the purpose of the proposed funding
bonds places them in a new light Ac
cording to Mr. Hennlngs, special taxes
amounting to $186,000 have been
knocked out by the courts, throwing the
obligation on the city at large instead of
upon the districts that had been
specially assessed. These ' obligations
must of course, be cared for when the
time comes, and to meet them by taxes
tlon. His statement showa further that
all the talk about funding bonds to
cover up overlaps Is without founda
tion. While the city's finances present
several knotty problems, they are In
much better shape than they have been
at most times.
Some of the women - complaining
about the manner in which customs
officers handle their private baggage
on returning from trips abroad might
get a suggestion about avoiding tlfe
difficulty In the action of Mrs. Hunting
ton, who had an honest manifest of ber
belongings all ready for the inspectors.
It almost took the breath away from
the officers and cost considerable money,
but it saved annoyance.
Is it a leak In the county attorney's
office or In the sheriff's office? That Is
the question that Is disturbing the peace
of mind of the people who have been
swearing out search warrants for raids
to unearth gambling utensils that have
repeatedly failed to materialize. Noth
ing short of an Investigating committee
to locate the leak will clear up the mys
tery. Cretare Oafla Its Creator.
When a sovereign stats bumps against a
combination of railway companies it gen
erally finds out that It isn't as sovereign
aa it might be.
A Lou a; Felt Want.
Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Bryan thinks the democratic- party
needs Issues.- The republican party Is la
better shape. It will have a winning Issue
as long as Mr. Bryaa Is leading the demo
QaallBcatlona Cleverly Showa.
Miss Roosevelt's dexterity In wielding the
silver axe at the christening of the kaiser's
yacht should entitle hr to an honorary
membership In the Daughters of the Ameri
Evidence of Aeslmllatloa.
It hj hard to see on what grounds the ex-
mayor of San Francisco asserted that the
Chinese do not assimilate, after Minister
Wu, on their meeting In New York, told
him to go away back off ths earth and sit
Consumers File a, Kick.
Free trade In pulp and lower duties on
paper this Is the American Publishers' as
sociation tariff proposal, and it Is the fair
est yet promulgated by any Industry. .We
tave plenty of plans tor free raw materials
and high duties on finished product and
reciprocity on somebody else's goods la
exchange for favors to mine. Ths differ
ence In the case of paper Is that for once
we hear from the consumer Instead of the
. On Tide Rerrereed.
Although the United States supply bread'
stuffs to practically the entire civilised
world, the nation cannot raise potatoes
enough for the requirements of Its own
people. Blnoe November 1 last there have
been brought here from foreign countries
nearly 2,000.000 bushels of potatoes, sub
stantially all of which were absorbed ' by
domestic requirements. The duty on po
tatoes Is 25 cents "per bushel a blood tax,
ll mere ever was one.
Railroad Taxation la Iowa.
Chicago Chronicle. .
The Iowa legislature has taken in hand
the business of compelling the railroad
companies to pay .more taxes. It has
under consideration a bill which Is said to
have been framed by the ablest men in the
senate and which Is expected to stand the
test In the highest courts. Its leading
feature Is provision for assessing railroad
property at its full value as determined
by the market value of the stocks and
bonds of the several companies, though
earnings also may be taken into the ac
count for the purpose of ascertaining
whether the values of these securities are
a Just measure of the values of the prop
ertlee. This Is all fair, provided, always.
that all other property subject to adva-
lorem taxation is also assessed at Its full
value. To assess real estate In general
at one-half its true value while assessing
that belonging to the railroad companies
at 1U full value would obviously be unjust
and the courts most likely would hold it
to be so.
Iaeroaaiaar tha Nation's Gaiety.
The disputes In Europe as to who Is
Uncle Sam's best friend, never dignified at
best, are really becoming comical. The
London weekly press Is out In long argu
ments proving England's friendship and try
ing to emphasise the really substantial ac
cord between England and America, and so
forth and so on, while the Frenoh press, ap
parently out of pure superfluity of jealousy.
Is printing disagreeable things about Prlnoe
Henry's visit to this country, in chorus
our minister at Berlin pipes up with an
address on the eve of Washington's birth
day, to show what a good friend Germany
was, and so It goes all round the circle.
Amid this clamor, really one has more re
spect for the London Saturday Review,
which comes out today, as It has of recent
weeks, with the usual broadsides of abuse
for this country. Nations are like men;
while proper courtesy and civility are very
soothing and acceptable, servility at ones
reacts on the perpetrator, and he who bows
too low Is In danger of being kicked, or at
least of exciting the feeling that precedes
THCJCDERIKO lit TUB IJfDKX.
The Poerleas Laa4r Lacs Isperloesi
as as Editor.
New Tork Tribune.
Mr. William J. Bryan, editor of the
Commoner, either ought to abandon the
habit of dating his paper ahead or else give
up the controversial oustom of maligning
bis opponents for what he takes it tor
granted they wUl do. The current number
of his paper contains a glaring example of
Mr. Bryan's method, the claptrap nature of
which Is made ' mealtes. by events which
were happening while his words were being
printed. Speaking en an artiole by Presi
dent Roosevelt on enforcement of law, and
making quotations from It Mr. Bryan says
"The president says (or said he may not
entertain the same opinion now In regard
to the anti-trust laws) : 'An officer to whom
Is confined the carrying out of the laws has
no such discretion. Another extract lllus
tratea the emphasis with which Mr. Rooaa
volt eaa state a proposition (or could)."
The paper containing this Is dated Febre
ary IL On February 20 the announcement
was made by Attorney General Knox that
suit would be brought to test the legality
of the railway merger In the northwest and
made Mr. Bryan's sneers at the president
and his assumed unwillingness to enforce
the anti-trust law supremely ridiculous.
Hasn't a professed stales man anything bet
ter to do than make flings at the good faith
of the president of tha United States which
are so cheap, and senseless that they wlU
Three Nebraska Organs
Although Editor Bryan's Commoner has undertake to dissolve the populist party
achieved a greater notoriety than any other and absorb Its membership."
weekly political organ published In a small Editor Morton's 1 righteous Indignation
cHy, tt Is not by any meana the only inter- was aroused by that. To refer to Mr.
estlng weekly of that description to which Bryan aa a democratic leader and to put
Nebraskans point with pride as proofs of Mr. Cleveland in the same sentence Is
the Journallstlo versatility and vitality of sacrilege from Editor Morton's standpoint,
distinguished cltlxens of their state. Three He prints the above ia his paper, with this
parties, or factions to-wit, the populists, neat agricultural preface:
the Cleveland democrats and the Bryan "The so-called democracy; the boa con
democrats are each represented by a stridor in whose sinuous folds the popu
weekly organ. Ex-Senator Allen, In the llatlc steer has been crushed out of all
Madison Mall, hebdomadally whoops up the
populist contingent of the great combine,
being duly mindful to claim for that con
tingent the majority of brains.
J. Sterling Morton, the father of "Arbor
day," the genial gentleman who was secre
tary of agriculture under the second Cleve
land administration, ministers to the Cleve-
land element in the Conservative, published
at Nebraska City, and his ministrations
are not less marked by intellectual force
and convincing ratiocination than were
iuoee agricultural oooKieta wnicn were
Issued from his department during the cam-
palgn of 1896 to prove that the honest
farmer could not afford to vote for tree
coinage. Secretary Morton bad a thorough
knowledge of all agricultural questions and
handled them with the aklll of a master,
but his greatest success was achieved In
his treatment of the coinage Issue from
the agricultural standpoint Mr. Morton's
Conservative Is by far the moot belligerent
of the three notable weeklies and the con-
temporary which moat frequently draws its
fire is Editor Allen's Madison Mall. In a
recent issue of the Mall Editor Allen satdt
"Aslde from Mr. Bryan and Mr. Cleve
land, the democratio party Is without com-
petent leadership, and. so far as we can
observe, stands for no substantial reform
which the ponullBt party does not better
represent, and there is no more reason why
populists should desert their ranks snd
muster under the banner of democracy than
become republicans and lose their Identity,
and there Is no reason for either. The
populist and democratio parties differ rad-
lcally and Irreconcilably on certain well
known issues; for instance, on government
ownership of telegraphs, telephones, rail-
ways and other natural monopolies, and It
Is the height of folly for democrats to
BRIBERY AND Alf ARCHY.
One as Dangerous to Rational Life aa
Baltimore American. '
JAdge Ryan of 8L Louis has applied to
the practice of bribery the word which
properly describes It- He calls It "an
archy." If his designation be correct U Is
time for the nation to arouse Itself.
Anarchy in any form Is not only a curse,
but It is a positive peril. It matters not
whloh way anarchy works, its effects are
the same. It may begin at the top of the
social order and work down, or it may
begin In the depths of degeneracy and work
up, in either event tt Is certain to produce
disaster. It is folly to think that the wild
eyed, loud-clamoring semllunatio Is the
most dangerous enemy of the social order.
There are not half as many forest oaks
destroyed by the lashings of the . wind aa
by the slow, internal burrowing of the
Insect and worm. Neither are the direful
harangues and threatening vaporlngs of
the professional anarchist as ruinous to
the stability of good government as the
stealthy, corrupting, of legislative bodies.
The same sleek gentleman, who always look
frightened and who hold their hands up in
holy horror whenever the word anarchy Is
mentioned, are the ones who often are
guiltiest of bribery. ' ,
The. briber is an anarchist pure and
simple and is deserving of ' the same
condign punishment meted out to the
bomb-thrower. Indeed, the briber does
more harm. There. Is the same differ
ence between the briber and bomb
thrower aa there Is between disease and
explosion. Both forces may kill, but more
death is wrought by the hand of disease,
though it works quietly and unobtrusively,
than is ever done by all the explosions of
a century, he their detonations as loud as
the heaviest batteries of artillery.
It is the secret and covered methods
under whloh bribers work which prevent
the public from realizing the full force
of their treason. . And, yet, half of the bad
laws that exist, half of the good laws that
are prevented, are due to the hand of the
skulking briber. No bomb-thrower ever
Injured a community halt as much a have
many bribers, who, by their corrupting In
fluence, have betrayed the interest of the
people Into the hands of corporations. This
country has long suffered from the evils
resulting from the work of the briber de
voted to the promotion of legislation against
the public weal. By so doing the briber
has not merely spoiled the efficiency of
the lawmaking power, but he has also sowed
the seeds of future social' degeneracy. It
needs no long discussion to prove how
bribery thrives on its own success.
Those, therefore, who are vociferous in
their demands tor antlanarchlstlo legisla
tion should attack anarchy of both kinds.
Kill the disease as wall as prevent the ex
plosion. It will be short-sighted states
manship, Indeed, which strikes the lesser
danger and Ignores the greater one.
FATHERS GIVE A BROW.
Con cress of Mothers Disposed to Let
Them In on the Ground Floor,
The reported Intention of the National
Congress of Mothers, now In session at
Washington, to change the by-laws of the
organisation so as to Include the fathers of
the oountry Is a hopeful sign of a growing
disposition on the part of the women to
recognize the parental lights and responsi
bilities of the sterner sex.
The sentiment for the admission of the
fathers was not the result of spaamodle
Impulse. It came about by slow and easy
stages of calm consideration and delibera
tion. The entering wedge for this proposed
reform was the admission of actual mothers
to ths congress women who had borne
children and who confessed to an Intimate
acquaintance with their offspring. The
mothers' congress la no longer aa aggrega
tlon of spinsters or would-be mothers. In
deed, there Is prospect that If a few more
mothers can be Induced to leave their cbll
dren at home In care of the house servants
the mothers may have a representation In
future congresses large enough to permit
their active participation In the discussions
of the Interests and affairs of maternity.
From the admission of mothers It wss an
easy and logical step to the admission of
fathers to the mothers' congress. Here
tofore the congresses have been aeriously
hampered by the inability of mothers to
attend because they could not take their
babies with them, there being no one to
take care of the babies while the mothers
were nartlclDatlng in the discussion of
questions pertaining to the emancipation
of woman. The admission of the fathers
offers a simple solution of the problem.
They can take care of the babies while the
mothers read essays on the political de
generacy of man. They can feed baby and
rock him to sleep while the mothers throw
rhetoric at each other In Impassioned
Strange the mothers never thought ef
Xttis scheme before. . i , , j t , , .
semblance to bis former greatness, having
squeeted Its bellowing prey Into a pulpy
mass, prepares to gorge the sallvous
morsel, when from out that shapeless mass
of bones, flesh. Intestines, and -ye . some
brains comes a voice; for In this tnlmal
the voice dies last weak, smal voice,
yet capable of conveying a prote .; the
voice of ex-Senator Allen of the Madison
and, having reproduced what that voice,
isajitng from the "shapeless mass of bones.
nesn, intestines, - etc, saia, juanor
followed it with this benediction:
"Doesn't that strike you as being rather
rich? 'Undertake to dissolve and absorb.'
As though the dissolution was not complete
and the absorption ail but over.. Why
such a crushed, lacerated, maimed rella
should wish to live, a hopeless cripple, a
burden to itself and an eyesore to the
other animals, does not appear. Better
were It to draw in its horns, or allow them
to be drawn in, and be decently aad quieUy
swallowed. Just as the rest of the xoenag.
erie predicted when the simple steer first
began graslng in the boa's particular eec-
tlon of the Jungle.
The question whether the populists nave
swallowed the democracy, or' vice versa.
may be Interesting, but the' chief fact of
Interest Is that a combine or consolidation
must partake of the characteristics of its
component parts. The pure milk of demoo-
racy, mixed with the slush of populism. Is
not Instantaneously convertible Into Its
original self. Perhaps the entire mass
might be churned and the resultant product
put through the renovation process, but
that la a branch of the subject which we
prefer to leave to the ex-secretary of agri-
culture, .an excellent authority on dairies
and their outputs.
THE PRINCB AT SHORT RAH GE.
Boston Globe: Prince Henry smiled when
the newspaper correspondents were Intro
duced to him. Foxy boy!
Philadelphia Record: When it comes to
hospitality there are no nations that claim
superiority over the people of the United
Indianapolis Journal: Prince Henry Is
sustaining his reputation as a courteous,
clever gentleman and If he does not break
down under the continued strain of Ameri
can hospitality he will show good staying
Minneapolis Journal: Among the first
persons presented to Prince Henry were the
newspaper correspondents who are to ac
company htm during his tour of the United
States. That, at least, was In line with
democratic Ideas. It was a reminder to the
prince that he is the guest of a country
where the light of the people to know
what is going on la always recognised.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: The American
people will notice that in all the festivities
attending the visit of Prince Henry the
true democratio spirit has prevailed. There
has been no evidence of snobbery on the
nart of either the visitor or his entertainers.
The welcome which was extended by Presl-
House differed In no essential particular
from those which have been given by the
same president and many' of his prede
cessors st the same place. No toadyism has
been shown anywhere by anybody and It Is
safe to predict that none will be shown at
any time during the visit. All this can be
aald to the credit of the American people.
Democratio simplicity will be the order of
the day in this country while the prince is
Boston's doctor who took special pains
to show his contempt for vaccination is re
covering from what was thought to be a
fatal case of smallpox.
Philadelphia's etorm took the form of Ice
and - lightning. Great branches were con
stantly falling from the trees laden with
Ice and there was frequent lightning, but no
Senator Teller's speech on the Philippine
question fills twenty-six pages of the Con
gressional Record and contains 76,000
words. With the exception of a few docu
ments the entire speech was extemporane
Commenting on Representative Wheeler's
reference to Prince Henry as a "little
Dutchman," the Chicago Record-Herald
says: "The prince Is six feet and half an
lnchi tall, weighs 182 pounds and always
keeps In the pink of physical condition.
What do they call a good slsed man in Ken
tucky, anyway T"
Among the stories, apochryphal and oth
erwise, of attempts to Induce Admiral
Schley to discuss President Roosevelt's re
cent decision Is this: ' A friend had dis
cussed the president's decision at length
Land wound up by saying: "Now, what do
you think of It, admiral?" The veteran
said, without a hint of a smile: "He doesn't
say that Cerrera got away or that the
Spanish fleet did business after that day,
so, after all, we did not fight in vain."
There are 120,000
average head, on your
many of these have yo
yesterday ? Since a year ago ?
How long do you calculate it will
be before you will have thin hahyor
no hair at all ?
Better feed your hair and makfic
stronger and more vigorous. There's
only one genuine
It stops falling of (holiairinaJLea tho hafogrow,,
and always restores color to gray hair.
MtUfactosr results. I have reocuiende4 it to a gain! fnarry of mv frisnrlsyand
they all say they are satisned with It, too. We don't fhlna jon claim, any toe
much for it." Mis. A. EowAacs, San Francisco. Cat
WHEW ALBERT EDWARD WAS HERE.
Reeolleetloaa of the Visit of the
Prince of Wales e America.
K arena City Stan
. The visit of Prince Henry recalls that of
Albert Edward in the autamn of I860. The
Prince ef Wales, spent four busy weeks In
the United Btetes, From the accounts
printed at the time King Edward might be .
pardoned for looking back on that month
as a sort of nightmare. In the exoess of
hospitality he was dragged shout from pil
lar to post until he must have been glad
to escape to the British man-of-war that
awaited him at Portland, Me.
Albert Edward cams to the United States
unofficially ; that Is, he traveled under the
name of Baron Renfrew, one of his minor
titles. The duke of Newcastle end the earl
of St. Oermalns accompanied him. The
Canadians took ths prJnce to Niagara and
Blondln carried a man across the river en
a rope for his benefit. The crowd was dis
appointed, as it had been reported that the
prince himself would ride on Blondln's
back. The royal visitor entered the United
States at Detroit. From there his Itinerary
Included Chicago, St Louis, Cincinnati.
Pittsburg and Baltimore. It was two weeks
before he reached Washington. President
Buchanan sent Secretary Cass to the sta
tion to meet him. He himself welcomed
the prince at the White Hoase door. He
gave up his room to the visitor and slept In
the ante-room to . his office. Thirty-four
persons sat down to dinner wtfa him that
night and there were seven gold vases filled
with artificial flowers on a gold tray In the
middle of the table,
The second day e reception was given to
the prince, who was dressed in a blue coat
and gray trousers. Several euthuslaatlo
women insisted on shaking hands with him,
and at the end of half an hour he grew sick
of the affair and no more people were ad
mitted. Miss Lane, the president's niece,
took him off to play tenpins next day snd
beat him roundly. He was hustled back to
dinner and to fireworks, which the rain
partly spoiled. During the evening he dis
appeared, for the purpose, it is suspected,
of seeing Washington without 4" chaperon.
But he was back to dinner at IV p. m. Of
course, he was taken to Mount yernon and
the Marine band, which worked overtime
those days, was concealed in a thicket near
the tomb and playod a dirge composed for
While In Philadelphia he went to the
opera and single seats sold as high aa $30.
Pattl sang "The Last Rose of Summer and
"God Save the Queen" Was interpolated.
New York, West Point, Albany and Boston
were vis 1 tod. and then be sailed for home.
That visit has lasted Albert Edward forty
two years. 1
Philadelphia Press: "Indued, Mr. Ooodelgh
is a most generous man,', asserted the vil
lage gossip. -,.,
'Is he, truly?" we aitked. ''
Yes. Why, he often riven awav cloth
ing before It Is completely worn out."
Detroit Free Press: "You girls think' of
nothing but frowns to display to'the best
advantage the figures you've got."-.J'NotJlway"-
rae of us think of gowns
that will display to the best advantage the
figure we d like to have."
Boston Pilot: BeggarHeip me, ' mister,
I haven t a cent ter m name.
Crusty Man Huh! That's exactly how
mu,. i had when I started in life and I'm
well oit now. Iet me congratulate you on
your bright future.
Mabel I've Just got sotae proofs
tt?"l thA PhotgraPher, Which do you like
Bessie The profile view- in the better
picture, but the other looks more like you.
Philadelphia Press: "Anyone who wears
one of our hats," e&ld the fashionable hat
ter, is bound to be marked fur a gentle
man." . .
.An." said Wicks, "the hat doffs Itself
automatically In the presence
Chicago Tribune: Girl with ' the ' Olbson
Qlrl Neck You can't make me-bellev all
that nop of hair on Kate HucklebBrry s
head Is her own. She wears a switch.
Borne day I'm going to ask her hairdresser
If it Isn t so? - f
Girl with the Julia Marlowe Dimple
You d better ask her dentist."
James Barton Adams In Denver Post.
If you think a friend needs roasting
Don't you chew the mr of boasting
To your fellows how the rascal you will
flay! ... .
Hunt him up and bravely meet him.
In a manly manner greet him.
Get your talker Into trim and
Blase away! .
If a neighbor has offended '
The affair c&nnot be mended '
If you prate to other parties till they're
Visit the offending sinner
Just when he has flnlxhed dinner
And is in contented mood, and
If your editor should hit you -With
a roast that seems to At you
Like a shoe that pinches where your oo ra
Do not tell your fellow creatures
How you'll lacerate his features
Beard the lion In his den and
If your minister advances
Some erratic view that chances
To conflict with your opinion,-don't' you
Like an ass with noisy clatter;
Seek him and discuss the matter;
Get your arguments in shape and
Blaze awayl -,
And a word to you, young fellow.
If you find you're setting mellow
On a girl and fear to make the popping
Do not sit and sigh about It;
' She Is waiting, don't you doubt It, .
For the word, so brace yourself and
Always act upon the level.
'Round the stump don't whip the devil.
Never be afraid to aay your little say, .
And the ones you wish to hear It
Will respect your manly spirit :
If you'll meat them face tu. tace end .
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