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Tiie Omaha Daily Bee.
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As a graduate of Harvard, Prince
Henry should be qualified to paint tbe
town crimson when be gets borne.
Omaha's 1002 dog tags are In tbe form
of a four-leaved clover. Lucky will be
tbe dog who has one when the dog
catcher comes around.
KlDg Edward has held another levee,
but as no Americans were presented the
American yellow Journal will miss an
opportunity for Us habitual howl
It la now quite plain that Colonel
Bryan does not intend to return tbe call
made on him by ex-Senator II 111 just
before tbe Kansas City convention.
Prince Henry has about completed his
tour, but be should certainly see the
Tammany tiger' before "sailing. Tbe
beast Is a little disflgured at present,
but be Is still worth seeing.
Strange how enraptured 'a popocratic
organ Is with every "dark picture" that
gives Inspiration for "gloomy forebod
ings." It can't get away from its old
penchant for perpetual calamity.
Tbe Jacksonlans are advertising an
other "open house," but no word In the
announcement about the brand that Is
to make that "fine old bottle of Bor
deaux" taste like Missouri river water.
After the experience of tbe past few
weeks eastern congressmen should be
easily convinced of the wisdom of stor
ing tbe flood waters In reservoirs until
tbey are needed.
The records show that since the pas
sage of the amendment to the national
banking act an average of one bank a
day has been organized. Tbe record of
democratic times was about one. bank
failure a day.
Tbe republican state committee bas
been called to arrange for the forthcom
ing convention that Is to name the
standard bearer for 1002. Tbe subject
of debate will be the same old question,
Early or latet
Both ef the countries which control
tbe prospective Isthmian canal routes
show strong indications of raising the
amount necessary to play in the game.
, Uncle Sam Is certainly old enough not
to play at a game of two pluck one.
Tbe Bee will measure up with any and
all of Its newspaper competitors in tbe
record of achievements for Omaha and
effective support accorded public enter
prises. And Tbe Bee always contrib
utes something more than bot air.
Kansas people are struggling over the
proposition of which two of Its deceased
citlwus shall have the places In the hall
et fame at the St Louis exposition,
.Kansas people usually get up squabbles
enough over the llvlDg without going
into the cemetery.
New Tork bankers profess to be wor
ried for fear tbe purchase of tbe San
Francisco street railway system by
eastern parties might disturb the money
market of that city. If New York finds
Itself short It might draw on the corn
belt for a few millions.
Former Attorney Ueueral Smyth does
not believe in trying lawsuits in the
newspapers, but be saw to it Just the
same that carefully prepared typewrit
ten abstracts of, his argument in de
fense of school fund farming were ready
for the reporters in advance of delivery,
The War department is considering
tbe advisability of making Fort Nio
brara a post for treatment ot invalid
soldiers. If tbe department is looking
for some' place where the air Is pure
and all conditions favor building up of
health, it can do no better than turn
BtClPROClTr OH REBATtt
This Is the question which divides the
republicans of tbe honw of representa
tives, discussion of which appears to
show a tendency favorable to the propo
sltlon of a majority of tbe republicans
of. the way and means committee for
a tariff reduction of 20 per cent on
Cuban products. According to Mr.
Payne, chairman of that committee, a
majority of the bouse republicans be
lieve that something must be done for
Cuba. He further stated that there
Is no division In the cabinet on this
question, while It is authoritatively an
nounced that - tbe president bas not
changed bis attltudn as stated In his
message. There bas been talk of bis
sending a special message to congress
In regard to commercial relations with
Cuba, but it is Improbable that be will
do this, because It Is, quite unnecessary
In view of tbe statement that bis posi
tion Is unchanged. 1. ; ' ' -
tn discussing the several plans that
have been presented, Mr. Faroe declared
that the rebate proposition Is unconstitu
tional niftl be was supported In this by
Mr. Dalzell, a member of the. ways and
means committee. If this view is sound
the rebate plan must of course' be dis
missed. The proposition to Increase tbe
tariff on sugar generally and make a
reduction for the Cnban product Is man
ifestly Impracticable. No Increase of
the tariff In any direction Is to be
thought of at this time and there la no
doubt that tbe country would especially
resent an Increase of the sugar duties.
This plan,' therefore, Is not to 'be seri
ously considered.' There retrJains the
20 per cent reduction proposition, which
phe chairman of the ways and means
committee thinks would "not Interfere
with the domestic sugar industry and
which he says will, If adopted, settle
tbe question for generations to ; come
and give rest and tranquillity to the
sugar business." The ' friends of the
American Industry, however, are not
disposed to take this optimistic view
of the matter. They are apprehensive
that If a reduction Is made now there
will be a demand from Cuba at the next
session of congress for a further reduc
tion and an even stronger pressure than
at present to secure it
Manifestly, however, the republicans
ought to soon reach a decision of this
question. Three fruitless conferences
have been held and to continue this sort
of thing will certainly not do tbe party
any good. The advice of Speaker Hen
derson, that there should be the fullest
discussion before .wtlon la taken, Is
good advice, but It would seem that not
much more Is to be said on tbe question
and that Its determination need not be
much longer delayed. It may be ad
mitted that it is a somewhat perplexing
question, but after all It is a very prac
tical one. It Is to be hoped that the
next conference of the bouse repub
licans, to be held next , week, will be
able to come to a decision as to the
policy to be adopted and that there will
be no further needless delay in dispos
ing of the matter. The country Is anx
iou to have the question settled.
j MUT1QJ IS IJH ORDER.
Next Thursday the "Douglas County De
mocracy will have somvdoings over at 1U
comfortable rooms on South Fifteenth street
That 1 what the committee on entertain
ment reported at the regular - meeting of
the organization last night. The program,
while containing many interesting features,
will not be so long that those living In the
suburb will be obliged to mis the last
car to hear It all. And there will be other
thing which go to tnak the sort ot an
evening's pleasure that has made the or
ganlzation famous as an entertainer.
On behalf of tbe uninitiated The Bee
insists that the "doings" of our friends
the Douglas County Democracy be Item
ized on the program. .
If there is to be anything christened
besides a grand piano, tbe members
ought to know of it in advance so as to
make suitable preparations.
If anything Is to be opened besides "a
fine old bottle of Bordeaux" time should
bo given to have the big bills. broken
Into small change, " ' - ' v
If tbe interesting features Include
feeding tbe menagerie, to say nothing
of tbe kitty, tbe guests should be warned
against partaking of 1 their meals at
borne before starting.
The announcement too, that those liv
ing in the suburbs will bave no excuse
for missing the last car Is a gratuitous
Insult that calls for a vigorous remon
strance. What attractions will a demo
cratic club poasesa when it deprives its
members of this priceless boon?
A motion is in order to discharge fbe
committee on entertainment and recon
stitute Its membership.
FRESH ECRVPEAN PLEDGES.
The note recently addressed by our
government to Russia and China, rela
tive to concessions by the latter, Las
brought from Russia a renewal of tbe
assurance that the commercial rights of
other powers will be respected in the
territory of Cbtna which is under tbe
practical control of Russia. It appears
that the German government has also
given a like assurance respecting Its
cone of Influence In China, although it
wz; not publicly known that the United
States bad bad any communication with
Germany regarding that nation's oper
ations In Shan Tung, which bad caused
some suspicion cUe';ere of a purpose
to contra Yue the principle of the "open
door" In China.
The Department of State, It is said,
regards these pledges as binding, al
though not made in written form, and
undoubtedly they are intended to be
by the governments making them. They
give renewed evidence of the command'
log influence exerted by our govern
ment with those of Europe. Tbe note
sent to Russia, while of course entirely
courteous, was at the same time very
explicit in stating to that power that the
United States expected that the com
mercial rights of Its citizens In China
would be respected and that the policy
of the opea door, which bad been ac
cepted by all tbe treaty powers having
commercial Interests In the empire,
would be maintained. For the present,
at least this representation of our gov
ernment hss bad the desired effect.
a GHotrma isdcstrt.
The report of tbe special agent of
tbe Agricultural department upon the
growth of tbe beet sugar Industry
shows a progress that Justifies tbe opin
ion that In a few years more, with Judi
cious protection, (he United States will
produce sufficient sugar to supply the
home market It appears that tbe pro
duction last season was 140 per cent in
excess of tbe preceding season, amount
ing to 185,000 tons, end that there are
now forty-two beet sugar factories In
operation, while there are nine more In
course of construction, some of the lat
ter being of very large capacity. Many
millions of dollars are invested In these
plants and It seems that capital con
tinues to find this an inviting field. A
very Interesting Item of the report Is
the statement that the factories will
pay out annually to sugar beet growers
nearly $15,000,000. What amount will
be expended for labor is not statedand
probably cannot be with accuracy, but
It will run up Into tbe millions.
It Is this rapidly growing industry
that appeals to congress to continue the
protection uqder whtcb it bas attained
Its present proportions and not to adopt
a policy which would subject it to a
damaging competition. It la a situation
very similar to that In which the tin-
plate Industry was in the early years
of Its development That interest also
bad to combat a strong opposition to
Its protection and tbe result vindicated
the republican treatment of It So will
protection of the American beet sugar
Industry, there cannot be a reasonable
doubt be justified by results. Those
who bave carefully studied tbe possibil
ities believe that within ten years this
country can produce all tbe sugar it
consumes and who can doubt the wis
dom of promoting the employment of
capital and labor in so promising an in
dustry T The latest statistics of the
growth of the beet sugar Interest ought
to make some impression at Washing
A UAtR-SPLITTWO CONTKyTIUX.
As champion of former State Treas
urer Meserve, former Attorney General
Smyth has devised a unique line of de
fense. Instead of controverting the
charge that tbe populist state treasurer
bas been guilty of farming out public
money for private gain, be sets up tbe
plea that trust funds In the custody of
a state officer can be diverted to private
uses without laying tbe officer liable to
Without reference to the pending case
we think we have tbe right to say that
If the law is as Mr. Smyth construes It
the people of Nebraska are helpless to
protect themselves against the flagrant
abuses that In the past bave too pften
scandalized our state. For some reason
or other tbe idea has been thoroughly
ingrained In the popular mind that pub
lic money belongs to tbe public, and
that any profits accruing from its use
Is just as much public money as the
sums contributed out of the taxpayers'
While lawyers are so prone to Indulge
In hair-splitting to protect clients the
Intention of the framers of the consti
tution for Nebraska Is certainly plain.
Section 24 of article vl of tbe constitu
tion, after fixing tbe salaries of tbe
various state officers, including tbe treas
After the adoption of this constitution
they shall not receive to their own use
any fee, coat. Interests upon public
moneys In their hands, or under their con
trol, perquisites of offlce or other compen
sation, and all fee that may hereafter be
payable by law for services performed toy
an officer provided for In this article of
the constitution shall be paid in advance
into the state treasury.
If tbe constitution makers bad in
tended that the salary of the treasurer
was to be regarded simply as a retainer,
while he was to rake in as much addi
tional as possible by farming out tbe
funds In bis custody, why should they
have added this limitation? On the con
trary, it Is an historical fact that this
part of the constitution was framed for
the very object among other things, to
put an effectual stop to efforts of state
officers to augment their salaries by
questionable methods under tbe pre
tense that tbe pay provided by law was
Inadequate. If one officer can get
around this constitutional bar to in
creased salary by legal quibbling, ail
ought to-be able to do the same, with a
general scramble to see who can get
ahead of the other. -
If the plainest provisions of the con
stitution are meaningless we may well
ponder whether It is worth while hav
ing a constitution at all.
Iowa woman suffragists bave a bard
time of it the two bouses of tbe legis
lature playing shuttlecock and battle
dore with their bill. One session 'the
bouse passes It and tbe senate kills it
and the next the senate tries its band
at jollying the women and depends upon
the house to lay tbe measure to rest
Tbe. plan bas worked up to the present
and the suffragists are In a perennial
state of "Being greatly encouraged?
When the women make a simultaneous
raid on both bouses it will be in order
for the legislators to take to the corn
As champion of Meserve former At
torney General Smyth proclaimed early
In tbe game that be would take advan
tage of no technicalities of tbe law to
refute the charge of embezzlement And
then bis first move after getting into
court Is to ask for an instruction to the
Jury on the ground that the law does
not specifically state that the embezzled
money belongs to tbe state.
Both Russia and Germany bave again
given assurances that the open door
policy will be continued In China in the
sections under their control. . Tbe fact
thst Russia snd Germany propose to
expend money to maintain a military
force there at great expense will always
lead to a doubt that other countries will
be permanently permitted to enjoy the
same privileges as themselves.
If the referee takes until April 15 to
file his report on the tax mandamus
so. tbe chsnces will be slim that the
city tax levy can be made before May
when under the law the taxes be
come payable. If It Is possible the liti
gation over the current year's assess
ment should be completely Cleared up
time to avoid clogging the tax col
South Omaha republicans are In the
throes of nominating a city ticket for
the Impending municipal election. South
Omaha republicans should remember
that they can keep control of, the mu
nicipal government only by presenting
candidates of unimpeachable Integrity
who can command the confidence of the
voters on election day.
Tae Beat Iaaeritaaee,
Saturday Evening Post
Health is the beet capital, but it has to
work In order to eafa dividends.
' Let Well Essssk Aloae.
" Cleveland Leader.
Congress cannot afford to do anything to
limit the operation of the rural ires de
livery system. The people in the country
Some Western Discoveries.
Tbe discovery out west that telegraph
wires can be used for telephoning without
interfering with the ordinary messages is
only second in Importance to the discovery
of western farmers that they could tele
phone to each other along their miles ot
barbed wire fences. "
Eccentricity sai Saccess.
New Tork Mall and Express.
Ths dead millionaire who Is said to havs
wrlttea on the wall of the debtor' jail
twenty-live years ago, "When I leave here
I shall become a rich man," achieved his
purpose. But if hi rule of "trusting do
man and allowing no man to trust him"
had been generally adopted New York
would be a village and America a nonentity
among the nations.
Pay ef Postal Clerk..
New Tork World.
Postal clerks do aa amount of routine and
exacting work the volume of which is little
understood. They form the invisible human
machinery preparing the way for the visible
labors of the carriers. There 1 Justice in
their appeal to congress, through a pending
bill, for a readjustment of their hours and
pay. It is greatly to the country's business
sdvantage that they should constitute a
contented as well, as a competent force.
Kleklagr Ita War to Fame.
' Detroit Free Press.
The American mule has received a hand
some compliment from the British govern
ment, a parliamentary paper describing him
as "the best received from' any source."
Over here, where we sr intimately ac
quainted with the American mule, we should
hesitate long before applying to him ths
adjective "good" In say of Its degrees. He
la a useful beast and efficient In many call
ings, but he- Is not good. He Is a mule.
; , A Revolatloaary Belle.
Portland Oregonlan. .
The sword presented by Frederick the
Great of Prussia to George Washington, In
scribed "From the oldest soldier to the
greatest soldier," la preserved today In, the
state library at Albany, N. T. Prince Henry
ought to be proud ot the fact that the great
est genius ot his house had a hand ot
friendship for 'our -country when it wa
struggling for Independence. The action ot
Frederick was remarkable, as England had
been his only ally in Europe In the Seven
Years' war, when Prussia was brought to
the verge- of ruin and dismemberment
Prince Henry ought to take pride la the
fact that' the Germans are now the largest
element of tbe foreign-born population ot
our greatest city. New York. Possibly It is
so la other cities of the United States.
BOW TRUSTS ARB HADE.
Kew Jersey Appalled at tke Arnoaat
of Water Take la.
: New Tork. World.
The revelation - made in Newark tn the
flour-mllltng case; Justify Vice Chancellor
Pitney' emphatin remarks upon the prac
tice of overbondlag "Industrial" and the
folly of investors who buy such bonds with
The value of the fourteen mills la the
combination was estimated In- court at
11,750,000. Upon this slight basis $15,000,000
In bonds had been authorized snd $7,600,000
actually Issued, "secured" by mortgage on
the properties. .The "upset price" for the
foreclosure sale, which Includes such "in
tangible, assets" as good-will and trade
marks, was provisionally fixed by the court
st $3,750,000 one-quarter of the authorised
Under such bonding the stock of the dead
company wa worse than worthless. It was
possibly hoped that Its magniloquent title
might lead Investors to suppose that the
'United Stale Flour Milling company" was
a real monopoly, controlling the big west
ern mills, ss It was not
How many other "trusts" ar there
whose bonds are twice or thrice the value
of their properties and whose stock Is
worth nothing except to "unload?"
GREATEST. EO,LI.-IC TRAGEDY.
Destracttoa ( Horse, and Male la
Soatk Afrleaa War.
Springfield (Ha.) Republican.
Tbe story ot the last British blue hook
concerning "remounts" la South 'Africa la
really ths greatest equine tragedy In the
history of the world. . For at least two
years the Biitlah government has been
pouring Into the field thousands of fresh
horses and mules each month and th
wastage has been simply unprecedented In
th annals ot war. Last November th
secretary of war wired to Kitchener: "We
cannot continue indefinitely to send from
10,000 to 11,000 mounts a month to be
used up by column commanders in a few
days." But that la still being done; In
deed, th 'actual figure now reach 11,000
a month. It Is UnQoubtedly very conserve
tiv to say that thus far 150.000 British
horses and mule have died in. th effort
to conquer' the Boer. They are drawn
from every market In th world. Those
from Hungary have beea ot aa Inferior
kind, It seem. Judging from the"remount'
candal aired recently In Parliament. The
story goes that aa Englishman traveling
la Hungary remarked that th horses be
saw wars all very, fin animals. "Ye,"
answered th aatlve. "We have sold all
our poof one to th British government for
service la South Africa." It I altogether
probable that If England had been unable
te buy horse and mule la neutral mar
kets during the war th subjugation of the
Boers would already be racogulied ss laa-
J possible, -
OTHER 1.AXD9 THIN Ot R9.
Fuller report ot the recent riot In
Trleat seem to prove that there wa a
revolutionary element at work, and that
the police and the military did not resort
to extreme measure until the situation was
clearly critical. The movement spread with
extraordinary rapidity, 25,000 men quitting
work almost simultaneously. Tbe labor
leader warned the striker against th
danger ot disorder, but the masses were
easily excited beyond all control by tbe
agitators working upon their discontent. It
wa not unll after the mob bad bombarded
building wher men were still at work.
had attacked the house ot the Btattbalter,
and established a general panlo that tbe
police snd military fired upon It Their
action was defended la the Retcbsrath by
th prim minister, who declared that col
lision between th people and the troops
was due to men who bad determined be
forehand upon violence. Almost while he
spoke another mob set to work to destroy
th publlo lamps and lampposts, evidently
with the design of looting under cover of
darkness, and so bold were they that when
the soldiers appeared they did not run, as
Is the general way of mobs, but resolutely
attacked them with stones and fragments
of the broken lamps. Even then the troop
fired at first with blank cartridges, until
their own safety compelled the use ot bul
lets. A peculiar significant fact was that
the ringleaders of the rioters were fre
quently armed with revolvers.
la the middle of February a committee of
the Bjrlln trade unions undertook to furnish
statistics of the number of unemployed In
the city. Twelve thousand workmen de
voted two consecutive Sunday to a house-to-house
investigation, the final results of
which were published by the Vorwaerts, the
organ of the socialist party. According to
that Journal there were, at the time men
tioned, la Berlin and its suburbs 76,029 per
sons wholly unemployed and 61,501 partly
employed. In addition to these there
were 19,23 permanently or temporarily In
capocltated by Illness. The accuracy of the
figures I disputed, critics pointing out that
no details are given of the age of tbe un
employed, and suggesting that there are
Included la the returns many so-caned
season workers." who are always out of
employment In frosty weather. At all
event, there is a wide contrast between
the figures published In the Vorwaerts and
the account of the situation given by tbe
secretary of state for the interior In the
Reichstag on January 17. Count Posadow
sky then declared. In reply to a socialist
Interpellation, that there was no real "dis
tress" in Berlin. The Inquiries made by
the police had failed to discover more than
from 7,500 to 15,000 unemployed, which in
a town ot close upon 1,000,000 inhabitants
during the winter was not abnormal. Count
Posadowsky's figures and the unions ou
ter very nearly tn the proportion of ten to
one, snd the discrepancy Is one that can
not eaclly hs accounted for except la the
supposition of wilful misrepresentation on
one side or the other.
At the meeting of the Star Benevolent
association In Moscow, last month, a note
worthy and suggestive speech wa made by
the president, Mr. Cherip Splrldovlch. Af
ter speaklag ef th sanctity of the ran-
Slavlo cause, he said that they recognised
no militant Pan-Slavism, but only one that
brought emancipation and peace. Their
ctar had so much land and so many loyal
subjects that he required no new acquisi
tions nor conquests. Their younger Slav
brethren had already begun to realise that.
Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, bad been te
confer with th Russian czar in St. Peters
burg. Th ciar also had aa Irresistible at
traction for Xing Alexander of Servia, who
had given up brilliant matrimonial opportu
nities 'with German princesses la order to
link his fate to a modest Slav, but one dear
to his heart The prince ot Bulgaria had
greeted ths new year with a toast to Slav
dom.- Th brav Bohemian Bokollst youth
could not Had words to express their Joy
that a delegate from Moscow, the heart ot
Russia, should hav attended the Bokollst
congress, that demonstration of the growth
snd strength of the Slav Idea. Again, there
was that warm address with which the
Polish colony In Vienna had sympathized
with their oppressed brethren tn Wreschen.
Th consciousness that all Slav nationalities
were blood relations was ever gaining
ground, snd the spectre of th Russian Cos
sack with his knout, that gparecrow In
vented by the Pan-Germans, no longer
frightened even the most timid. Th humane
and sacred peace policy of thalr crowned
leader and his chivalrous attitude, his noble
and unselfish behavior toward th younger
Slav relatives, had won for Russia all Slav
La Tribuna dl Roma voices the new Ital
ian spirit in expressing the desire that
an early meeting may be arranged between
th kings of Italy and Great Britain, In
order to add proper confirmation to the
Italo-Brltlsh entente, which has gained such
broad popularity throughout th peninsula
ver sine Mr. Chamberlain's . withdrawal
of the language decree In Malta. A per
sonage attached to the court of Quirlnal
who Is now at Cannes, gives some views,
which the Echo de Paris reproduce. Should
aa interview be brought about a matter
ot some difficulty. It would seem, tbe in
ternational regatta season on the Riviera,
beginning on the 15th of next moath, will
afford th desired occasion, King Edward
would receive Victor Emmanuel III on
board Victoria and Albert, a pic
turesque feature being the presence of th
naval squadron of three great powers.
Franc. Italy and Great Britain. Th Ital
ian monarch, it is said, would be accom
panied by th queen and th duke of th
Abruxzl, proceeding to Cannes by sea, ac
companied by a flotilla. -
No Uttl surprise has been expressed by
foreign correspondents la Spain that th
recent revolutionary demonstration In
Barcelona hav been utterly devoid of th
Carlist element, which for many years has
never failed to attempt to turn Spanish dis
turbances to Its own account An explana
tion, however. Is offered by th Liberal
of Madrid, which shows that ths Carlist
leaders were too much occupied with their
Internal administration to seek to find a
golden opportunity la th strik riots. Ac
cording to this responsible organ, a move
ment I being organised among th Carlist
which signifies th substitution of Don
Jaime for Don Carlo, a th figurehead ot
the party. Th Jouraal declare that 8,000
Remingtons hav recently been distributed
among the Carlist centres. It adds that the
agitation, which 1 directed by Oeneral
Count Moor, Is this Urn frankly JalmUt,
while Don fcarlo and th older chiefs
deprecate any outbreak. Don Jaime, how
ever, according to the Liberal, has fully
throws In hi lot with th party which may
be styled that of Young Carllsm, which
Is spoiling for a fight It Is added that
Catalonia will witness aa attempt at in
surrection this year.
Wker the Troobl Lie.
Colonel Bryan la advising th democracy
to watch events. Th diflScuHr is th de
mocracy pever sees an event until it 1
pretty nearly out of sight and efforts to
catch up with it ar fruitless.
Frleaaaalp Baalakea la Trad.
Pes Moine Leader.
Whea th soft soaping between Germany
and the United State Is oer both countries
will continue, aa before, to hit on another's
trad with vry tariff brickbat that caa b
com at i , .
Main has two cllttens who voted for An
drew Jseksoa la 1831 W. II. Chlshara of
Augusta sad Captain Joshua Moulton ot
The tax levy ot Chicago for 1902 Is ex
pected to produce $?9.797,047. It everybody
hastens to the treasurer's offlce and cashes
In. City officials dolefully sscert the sum
Is wholly Inadequate.
Slnoe hla' speech at ths Emmett celebra
tion la New Tork City. Senator Ben Till
man's title, ths "Akhoond Of Swatem," hat
given way to the mors poetlo designation,
the "Blarney Cuckoo."
Mr. Hogan I a political factor In south
ern Illinois. A political fight I meat and
drink for him. Having been tendered a
federal office on condition of keeping out
of th senatorial contest, he spurned the
vile tempter and will get Into the mixup
Juat as sood as the row begin.
The assertion that Canada conducta elec
tions la a1 more orderly fashion snd en
velopes the ballot box with purer atmos
phere than like affairs In the United
States I not sustained by late gossip from
th "Lady ot the Snows." "Aa honest elec
tion," aya 1 th Montreal Star, "I such
a rare thing la Canada la recent years that
to speak ot ths people governing the coun
try Is satire."
Ia the course of th reform upheaval
which finally landed Beth Low In th may
oralty of New York a committee of th re
formers offered $50,000 la prises for ths
arrest and conviction of ' Illegal voters.
James 8. Barnett a voluateer watcher at
th poll, claims to hav earned $1,000 of
the money. He hss been unable to secure
payment, and now sues the ten millionaires
who guaranteed the money. Only one out
of the ninety-three claims submitted has
been paid. s
Th following significant Item, supposed
to have reference to the suggested candi
dacy of Hon. T. B. Reed, is going the
rounds of New York papers: "Th consti
tution of the state of New York provides
that no person shall be eligible to tbe offlce
ot governor 'except a cltiien of th United
States, of the age of not les than 0 year,
and who shall have been five yeara next
preceding his 'election a resident ot this
state.' " These conditions leave ths former
speaker two years shy.
Aa ordinance has been prepared by Cap
tain W. T.' Norton, a prominent cltiien of
Louisville, providing that ministers of all
denominations shall pay a license ot $50 a
year and that their salaries shall be gar
nlsheed in the event ot nonpayment. Cap
tala Norton' reaaoa for desiring the pas-
sag of such an ordinance Is that the minis
ters of late "hav beea trying to butt into
politic snd attempting by advancing un
wise theories to tak a nana in tne conuuci
ot municipal affairs."
At the annual "blowout" ot the Ohio
society In New York City a few nights
ago both Senators Hanna and Foraker spoke
their llttlsj pieces. Senator Hanna was
serious, as usual, wnu ni coiieague
the reverse, and "Joshed" the senior sena
tor very pointedly. "And there Is Sena
tor Hanna," he said, slowly. "You know
him. You know th position he holds In
that senate of which I have been speaking.
In that Aody he Is 'If There, as . else
where, he Is the whole thing. There Is
nothing In which b does not hav a say;
there 1 nothing In which h does not hav
a part. And If you know as much about
Hanna aa you ought to, you will know that
when he does go Into a thing It generally
has to he done his way."
LOFTIER TTPES OF HOBILITY.
Anterleaa Hakes Mark Better Tkaa
C a rope's Royal ,Hoaes, - j
" ' '' Baltimore American,
It 1 to be hoped that the disease knows
as anglomanla IS not infections, because
there seems to he recrudescence of th
malady Just now, due to th royal tomfool
ery which King Edward Is conducting.
Should the disease, which at present la
confined to a small coterie of title wor
shipers, spread, It will spoil the Independent
manhood which Is now our American pride.
When anglomanlao tendencies run so tar ss
to lubricate the knees of American citizens,
o that they will humble themselves before
a potentate of King Edward s caliber,
knowing that they would not dream of
bending before a president of the United
States, tbe case demanda attention.' There
ar signs at this time which suggest the
outcropping of this disposition to toady,
because, after all, th disease of anglomanla
is really nothing but a readiness to truckle
to the English nobility; The glamour of
the king's coronation has accentuated the
proclivity. Ther Is a startling anxiety
among certain classes In America to figure
prominently la a ceremonial which In every
way Is at variance with the easence of true
Americanism, Our bowing and scrapings
and smirking and smiling sr th offer
ing of Incense to the haughty arrogance of
It U not this quality which bas made
America what It Is. Tbe men who ar
th typical American of today ar not
th on who in their gilded opulenc
are tumbling all over themselves In an
effort to kiss th hand of bis royal high
ness. Ths men who ar making America
today ar th ones who ar kneeling at
th toot of Industry and ar acknowledging
It ss their sovereign. They ar not using
their self-mad wealth as a means to climb
Into th lap of royalty. They are not th
ones who sr teaching their beys that ths
consummation of bliss is to be received
at the court of the English king. Th true
Americans send their boy elsewhere. They
send them to the foot of life's ladder that
they,. Ilk th father, may develop their
manhood by working their way to th
top. By so doing they make of their ions
Sprucing Up. -
A new hat fresh gloves an extra pair of trousers
or a neck-tie are items that will tide you over and make
you feel well dressed if you are not ready for the spring
overcoat or suit and here Is the place to get them to ad
vantage.. ( . 4 ; -
, Our spring showing of suits is the real thing nicer than
ever and lower in price for qualities, workmanship; fit and
etyle, than ever before. Take a glance at our windows--will
help you to decide where to buy, when you are ready.
NO CLOTHING FITS LIKE OURS. - -
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
17. Wilcox, Manager.
tru noblemen, such ss are wU ntltledto
wear the crown of succe.
It I this solid stuff of work and en
ergy which baa placed this nation ahead
of the monarchy of which Edward Is the
figurehead. While tbe English classes sre
developing show the-' Americas masses sr
developing Substance. .Out of thi English
devotion to show there springs a ruinous
pride which belittle Its young men. Out
of th American's love tor subetanc th
young men themselve ar being fitted for
leadership. That Is why America, year by
year, will further and further outstrip Its
English rival. Th best sons of our best
men, by a proper apprenticeship In tbe
rudiments of business, are qualifying them
selves for places of mastery. Th best
sons of th so-called, het men In England
are prevented by the frippery of east and
arlstocratle pride from preparing them
selves for the big tasks of the empire.
That I why our leaders ar growing bigger
than ar tbs biggest practical Intellect In
England. Royalty I an incubus. It matters'
not who be king. A typical American who
has mad his mark Is better at any tints
than th best scion ot all ot Europe's royal
houses. .,' . '
IIITTIa TUB MARK.
'... ' v ;
Eipeadltare ef Powder at Manila aad
A curlou calculation recently mad In
th Naval Bureau of Ordnance shows thst
la th Manila bay fight the federal war
ships burned seventy-five tons of powder
and hurled sixty-seven tens ot pro
jectiles, st a cost for ammunition of about
$50,000, while In th Santiago fight fifty ton
of powder sufficed to throw 114 tons of
shot and shell. The cost of projeotlles at
Santiago was about $85,000 low price. In
deed, to pay for th destruction of four
great Ironclads and two formldablo torpedo
boats. " ' i .
Probably In no other battl hav th
minutiae of actual gunnery practice been ao
exhaustively set forth as In th cas of th
victory of th federal fleet off Santiago.
While searching for evidence In the con
troversy of admirals the naval expert
counted every shell mark on the captured
vessel and traced th projectiles to their
source. Thus It was ascertained that of th
9,474 rounds fired, only 124, or about
thirteen per 1.000, hit their designated
marks. Oquendo was struck slxty-on
times. Vlncaya twenty-eight times, Maria
Teresa twenty-nine time and Colon but
six times. Low as wa th average of
marksmanship, It was high enough to carry -death
and destruction to ths enemy's 'fleet,
which is, after all, the all-Important thing
In actual naval warfare. . ... 'i'
Nevertheless, should an American fleet
one day encounter an enemy more expert In
gunnery and equally protected by armor
the flattering results of the Santiago battle
might be easily reversed. Naval advan
tage wUl consist distinctly hereafter not
so much In the possession of great' ships
snd great guns ss In high ability to shoot
straight at a Jlylpg mark. , . ,
Chicago Tribune: Pewrtst Is It a Cor
rect ftgure of speech to say th flood hav
"crippled" the railways?
Pokalre Sure. Look at th bone they're
Philadelphia Press: "It la a queer-looking
bone,'' said the professor ot osteology,
"and I hard. know what it Is. I can't
make head nor toll of 1t."
"Of course you can't," said the other
man. "If a piece from the. middle ot a
Pittsburg Chronicle: "Potatoes are verv
expensive now." aald Mr. Spifllna.
'They are," added Mrs. Bnaggs. ''When
I go to market I'm ashamed to look a
potato In the eye." .
Boston Transcript: The' Superintendent
I hired you principally because they, .(.Old
me you had a wonderful memory; but you
don t aeem to be able to remember, any
thing from one day to another. .
The New Clerk That's Jut It. I have a
wonderful memory to forget things, you
Philadelphia Press: "My!" exclaimed th
good-natured housekeeper as she watched
Weary Wraggles devour the food, "you cer
tainly do act as If you were hungry."
"AotT" he cried, between bites. "Oe
whirs, lady, don't you know de dlff'renca
between actln' an' de real t ing?"'
Chicago Tribune: "And yet," observed
the Information editor, "Stone can't bo
called a hard name to remember." .
"Still," retorted the exchange editor,
"those bandit seemed to think It neces
sary to keep a lot of rock to remember
her by when they let her go,"
"The band," said the other,' scowling,
"will now play a band ditty."
IN 1042. .
New" York Press.
I went to a Ladies' club today,
It waa a grand affair; ,
The ladiea sat in olimn rows.
There was a lady In th chair.
A lady ushered In th guests,
A lady called the roll,
While other ladle sang for us, ,
Or lectured from a scroll. .
About such things! You ne'er would think
These ladies bright and gay
Could find ao much of Interest .:
About them all to say. .
They read about the Fall of Man,'.' . '
How UK had had HIS day,
And about the RI8E3 of woman,
Who, they said, had com to stay.
They told us how th world wa made.
And HOW It should be RUN,
WE knew no more when THEY were
Than when they first begun.
But what of thatt They said it well,
And looked so very wise,
It' not for us who sit In rows
Such wisdom to despise.
The lady seated In the chair
Waa wisest of them all.
She seemed to know tut wnen to smile.
And when she had the ';cali.".
But I felt so very sorry.
While I was sitting there,
To think no man could share with us
Thin wisdom of th fair. . .
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