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Paper railroads are as easy to build
sxa air castles.
The discussion of a tariff for revenue
nly has been transferred to Great
Is It not a little too early for trotting
Out dark horses on the Illinois senatorial
If Attorney General Knox knocks the
Beef trust be will be entitled to a slice
f roast ox at the next barbecue.
Officially the public market is located
on Capitol avenue. Unofficially the
market is down at the old stand on
Howard and Eleventh.
An investigation into the delay In the
construction of the Chicago federal
building is to be made by congress, but
congress should not confine its inquiries
to delays at Chicago. There are still
It may as well be understood first as
last that any man who favors the dis
franchisement of Omaha republicans for
the sake of factional advantage has no
claim on the support of Omaha repub
licans for any position.
Senator Morgan has given notice that
be proposes to begin his speech in favor
of the Nicaragua canal this afternoon,
but did not intimate whether he would
be able to conclude his brief remarks by
May Day or the Fourth of July.
Nobody In Omaha objects to Mr.
Pearse, or desires to dispense with the
services of Superintendent Pearae be
cause his salary Is too high, but what
people do object to with good reason is
to pay $3,600 or $3,200 a year for a
f 1,200 man.
. Germany has called an International
conference with, a view to regulating
(Wireless telegraphy, but up to date no
tody has called for an International con
ference to devise a -oystern of wireless
political wire pulling and pipdess politi
cal pipe laying.
The $10,000 Judgment which Architect
McDonald secured In the district court
sv few days ago seems to have attracted
po attention, but-we have a very well
defined notion that the old school board
made a great moss of It when It left the
.way open for such a claim.
Colonel Crowder refuses to express an
Opinion concerning Missouri mules that
bate been pressed into the British South
African sen-Ice before ample proof has
peen produced of their cruel abduction.
Colonel Crowder balls from Missouri
nd he naturally wants to be shown.
An aristocratic Vienna club has been
broken up because of the prosecution of
ome of its members for gambling at
the Club. If all of the swell American
Clubs that tolerate gambling; were disci
pllned In the ' Austrian fashion there
.would be a good many club houses for
rent lu New York. Boston, Chicago and
Other Amerlcau cities.
Judge Tooley . of Chlcaro deorecatea
the intervention of the federal courts to
Usurp the powers vested in assessors by
the exercise of the power of injunction
This power of the United States courts
over our state tax affairs, ays Judge
Tooley, Is simply another Illustration of
the dangers toward which we are drift
ing with our applications of government
A wrecked Detroit savings bank has
ten ordered by the Michigan courts to
ftfve preference to depositors over com
gnerclal creditors in the distribution of
the money to be realised from the sale
Of the bank's real eatate Investments.
This Is eminently Just and reasonable,
txtt the moat effective protection from
avtaga bank wreckage would be the
jtaVlilahraeot of postal saving bank.
177 CtlCtLTltS TO riLIPIKOSm.
The prompt action of the War depart
ment in ordering an Inquiry Into the al
leged cruelties to Filipinos on the part
of American soldiers will have the un
qualified approval of the country and the
wish will lx general that If the allega
tions are found to bo true the guilty, no
matter what their rank or the merit of
their service may be, will be punished
as they deserve. The charges made by
Governor Gardener of Tayabas province,
In the case of Major Waller and by wit
nesses before the senate Philippine com
mittee cast a reproach upon the army
and upon the country and call for the
mot searching and thorough investiga
tion. Every American citizen who Is proud
of the record our army has made in re
cent years will sincerely hope that the
allegations of cruelty In the Philippines
will be found to lie exaggerated and
that there la good ground for the belief,
as expressed by Secretary Root, that the
violations of law and humanity charged
will prove to be few and occasional "and
not to characterize the conduct of the
army generally In the Philippines."
Considering the high character of the
American soldier for intelligence and the
better human attributes, It Is not easy to
think that the men In the Philippines
have generally practiced the cruelties
and brutalities charged against some of
them. It has been the boast of Ameri
cans that our soldiers, while bravest
among the brave, were not cruel or
brutal, and therefore the allegations now
made, some of them on high authority,
are peculiarly painful and humiliating.
If true, as It must be admitted there
seems no reason to doubt, they will seri
ously tarnish tho fame of the army.
The demoralising effect of war, par
ticularly such a war as that In the Phil
ippines, everybody understands. Sol
diers thousands of miles from their
country fighting an enemy notoriously
treacherous, that disregards wholly the
rules of civilized warfare and freely
practices cruelties end barbarities, are
apt to become reckless and relentless In
their treatment of such a foe. 'There is
no question that the American soldiers
in the Philippines have had great provo
cation to treat the natives In arms with
the utmost severity, but as Secretary
Root well says, this cannot Justify the
nse of torture of any kind on the part
of the American army. Our soldiers
cannot be permitted, however strong the
provocation, to follow the example of
the Filipinos In making war.
The instructions of the secretary of
war to General Chaffee are clear and
explicit lie is to institute an Inquiry
that will probe the charges to the core
and spare no one who is Involved In
them. Those found to be amenable to
the allegations will be tried by court-
martial, whether here or in the Philip
pines, and if they are proven guilty they
will be duly punished. There is to be
no delay or temporizing in carrying out
these instructions and Secretary Root
informs General Chaffee that "the pres
ident ; desires to know in the fullest
and most circumstantial manner all the
facts, nothing being concealed and no
man being for any reason favored or
WILL, KEEP ITS PLEDGES.
The Russian ambassador at Washing
ton has given assurance that his gov
ernment will keep Its pledges in regard
to China and that the evacuation of
Manchuria by Russian troops will occur
within a comparatively short time. In
reference to the reports that his gov
ernment would fall to carry out its
promise, he pronounced them malicious
In design and character and circulated
for the purpose of breeding trouble and
placing Russia In a false position in the
eyes of the world. He pointed out that
Russia from the Inception of the trouble
In China bad contemplated the restora
tion of the situation before the disturb
ance and had never desired to take per
manent possession of Manchuria. He
also made the important declaration that
Russia has no Intention of taking any
action contemplating" the exclusion of
American interests from Manchuria or
any other section of China. '
Undoubtedly this fairly states the
present attitude of the Russian govern
ment but whether it would occupy this
position If there had been no alliance be
tween Great Britain' and Japan and no
expression on the part of the United
States regarding suspected Russian de
signs In Manchuria may reasonably be
doubted. There la very good reason for
believing that the Anglo-Japanese treaty,
to which the United State virtually
gave Its support had. a decided Influ
ence upon Russian plana In China, which
up to that time seemed to be so cer
tainly aimed .At securing possession of
Manchuria as to warrant the1 American
government In taking notice of the sit
uation and addressing a note to China
and Russia. However, doubtless full
faith can be given to the present as
surances of the Russian government
which mean a good deal for American
Interests In one of the richest provinces
of the Chinese empire.
A LAROETREASURY HCRPLV8.
As now Indicated, the surplus In the
national treasury at the close of the
fiscal year, June 30, may be $100,000,000.
It la at present about $(13,000,000, which
Is $18,000,000 In excess of the surplus at
this time last year. The Increase In the
available cash- as compared with this
time last year Is stated to be $26,000,000.
The act repealing the war revenue taxes
goes Into effect July 1. after which time
the receipts of the government will fall
off, but In the meantime the surplus will
continue to grow.
According to Washington dispatches
this accumulation of money in the treas
ury Is giving some concern to financial
and business Interests and the only way
to reduce the surplus being by the sate
of bouds the secretary of the treasury Is
being urged to resume this policy, which
was suspended soon after Mr. Shaw
took office. It has not transpired what
be will do In the matter, but he doea
not appear to be disposed at present to
jaeU bonds, thoogfc It la aa&xusowi that
he will Increase the deposits of govern
ment funds with the banks. There Is
now held by national banks to the credit
of the government over $112.000.nnn.
which Is $21,000,000 In excess of the
amount of the government deposits a
year ago. This plan helps the money
market perhaps as much as the selling
of bonds, but the latter policy has the
advantage of reducing the public debt
and the Interest charge. It seems, how-
ever, that Secretary Shaw, while It Is
understood that he la not opposed to sell
ing bonds, does not deem It expedient to
do so at this time and should the de
cline in revenue after July 1 be as large
as expected there may be no more bond
selling. The course of the banks In re
tiring circulation wbb one potent reason
with the secretary for stopping the sale
of bonds and It Is quite probable that
this Is still operative.
CITT ASSESSMENT ROLLS.
City Comptroller Westberg has once
more projected himself Into the public
eye by an appeal to the city council
against the practice of assessing build
ings located on leased grounds as per
sonal property. While the method of
assessing property in no way concerns
the comptroller, excepting as it does any
other private citizen, his complaint
might have been justified If there was
anything in It
Uad the comptroller taken the trouble
to Inform himself he might have discov
ered that any other mode of assessment
than that of separating the realty from
the personal property tax on leased
ground would be a detriment to the tax
payers, lie ought to know that it is not
uncommon for railroad companies to
lease their grounds for various purposes
such as warehouses, elevators, coal and
The assessment of the railroad termi
nals, including the depot buildings, are
all dumped into the general pool with
freight and passenger cars and other
equipments that are appraised by the
State Board of Equalization and cred
ited back at so much per mile to Doug
las county and incidentally to Omaha.
It is a matter of record that several
warehouses adjacent to the Union Pa
cific tracks are owned by private parties
as are the Omaha smelting works. The
plant of the smelting works company is
assessed at $280,000 for city taxation,
but if the buildings of the smelting
works company had been assessed
against the Union Pacific railroad,
which owns the grounds, how much
would Omaha be able to collect for city
SHALL MINORITIES RULE J
The republicans of Omaha and Doug
las county are confronted by an Issue
that cannot be postponed or brushed
aside. The question they must meet
squarely at the coming primaries is
whether a faction representing a very
small 'minority of the party shall con
trol the nomination of candidates and
misrepresent the party in conventions.
At . the general election of 1900 the
total vote polled in Nebraska for McKln-
ley was 121,835, to which Douglas
county contributed 14,200, or 114 VT
cent of the total. Out of the 14.21W
votes polled for McKlnley and Roosevelt
In Douglas county 11,134 were cast by
the republicans residing In the city of
Omaha, 1,783 by republicans residing In
South Omaha and 1,367 by the repub
licans of the country precincts. In other
words, of the 11 per cent credited as
Douglas county's proportion of the total
republican vote polled for McKlnley and
Roosevelt In the state 0 1-5 per cent was
cast In Omaha, 1H per cent in South
Omaha and about 1 per cent In the
Under the apportionment made by the
old committee, or the much decried ma
chine, Omaha was given fifteen dele
gates for each of its nine wards, South
Omaha four delegates for each of its
six wards and the country precincts five
delegates for each of the fourteen pre
cincts. This gave Omaha 135 delegates,
South Omaha twenty-four delegates and
the country precincts seventy delegates,
making In all 220. Apportioned accord
ing to the number of votes cast for Mc
Klnley, Omaha would have been enti
tled to 171 delegates, South Omaha to
thirty-six delegates and the country pre
cincts to twenty-two delegates. This
shows conclusively that the old county
committee was disposed to be very lib
eral toward the country precincts and
much fairer to South Omaha than has
been the arbitrary apportionment fixed
by the schemers, who in order to foist
Congressman Mercer for a sixth term
upon this district have arranged for the
practical disfranchisement of Omaha
Under the new apportionment the
number of delegates Is fixed at 178, out
of which Omaha only received ninety
delegates, South Omaha eighteen and
the country precinct seventy delegates.
This scheme of disfranchisement inflicts
almost as great an Injustice upon repub
lican of South Omaha as It does upon
Omaha. While South Omaha casts
more than 40 per cent more votes than
the country precincts, it Is credited with
only one-fourth as many delegate as
the country precinct. If seventy dele
gates was the proper ratio for the coun
try, South Omaha should have by rights
ninety-seven delegate , and Omaha
would be entitled to 670 delegates.
Can Congressman Mercer or his chief
fugler, Blackburn, face the republicans
of Omaha and South Omaha and Justify
such an Infamous scheme of disfran
chisement on any ground!
The American people outside of the
very limited number of stock jobber
and speculator in railroad stock care
precious little as to who controls the
Louisville & Nashville railroad, but they
are vitally affected by the Inflated cap
italization of railroads whereby fixed
charges, which const) ait a permanent
tax on the product of the country trib
utary to these puhMc highway, art la-creased.
A majority of the senate committee on
privilege and election has decided to
mutUcU th proposed amendment to the
It is no ordinary plea for home rule In
eur municipalities which Mr. Edwin Bur
rltt Smith has made In the Atlantic. His
admirable paper on "Municipal Self-Government"
has already been discussed tn
these columns, but the fundamental propo
sition therein advanced and defended will
bear Iteration and emphasis. It la. In a
nutshell, this that our theory of munici
pal government la erroneous and Inconsist
ent with the philosophy of popular rule.
Courts have repeatedly told us that
"home rule" is a privilege, a benevolent
concession, not a right The city Is
merely the agent of the state, and this
agency may be terminated at the will of
the principal. The legislature. It has been
stated, has the right to revoke the charter
of a municipality and reduce It to abject
dependence and helplessness. This power
la not likely to be exercised in the case of
a city like Chicago or New York, but politi
cal tyranny and narrow partisanship have
not hesitated to Impose outrageous and
galling restrictions (lu the shape of state
police commissions, state park boards, etc.)
upon the leading and most progressive mu
nicipalities. The theory Itself should be assailed and
radically revised. Cities should demand
rlghta as distinguished from privileges, and
these rights should be secured by the or
gaolo law. In Mr. Smith's words:
Democratic government Is an expression,
not a source, of authority. The people
governed Is the source of Its power. The
f:overnment of the United States derives
ts powers from the people of the United
States. The government of the state ric
rlvee Its powers from the people of the
state. The government of the city should
obtain its powers from tne people of the
Our national and state governments were
created by the people to serve them In dlf-
federal constitution providing for the
election of United States senators by
popular vote, by coupling with It Sena
tor Depew's proposition for reduced con
gressional representation. This Is an In
sult to the Intelligence of the American
people which will be resented at no dis
tant day by a universal uprising In favor
of a call for a national constitutional
convention by the states.
A Difference In the Moraine
In Cub American army horses are sold
at auction. In South Africa they are cap
tured by the Boers.
Plaarsla m Blm Leak,
The atopplng of the abuse of second class
postage privileges baa resulted in a surplus
of revenues over expedlturea. Such a re
sult was foreseen by Postmaster General
Smith when he decided to put a stop to that
An Eichanare of .Sentiment
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The governor of South Carolina said con
fidentially to the governor of North Caro
lina as he passed bis handkerchief across
his Hps: "I don't think Roosevelt is such
a bad fellow, after all." And the governor
of North Carolina said to the governor of
South Carolina as be picked up a clove:
"You're right; he Just ain't"
Some Poverty In Spots.
Amid 'the; general prosperity and a
plethora of agricultural products beyond the
capacity .of both domestic and foreign mar
kets to absorb a feeble voice la heard from
certain districts of Arkansas and Texas
asking for aid for starving farmers whose
crops were destroyed by drouth. It Is a
striking commentary upon the extent and
variety of climate of this land of ours.
Provocation for m. Kick.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The foreign naval attache who was caught
surreptitiously making soundings of un
frequented waters in the neighborhood of
Tampa was certainly energetic enough con
sidering the profound peace which Is Just
now -brooding over our relations with the
world. Probably an equal display of energy
on the part of Uncle Sam may send him
flying across the seas tor this breach of
hospitality and International etiquette.
Political Fakirs la Other States.
The publication of the atory that there is
contest between Senators Fairbanks and
Beveridge over the chairmanship of the
next republican, state convention in the
Wheeling (W. Vs.) Intelligencer shows that
this stupid and often repudiated falsehood
is yet being circulated by newspapers under
the impression that such a story Is news.
If it were a fact it should not Interest
grown people outside of Indiana, but, be
ing a repudiated lie, it ahould not be
printed by a newspaper. Senator Fair
banks, the Journal can say, has no desire to
preside over the convention and has never
been an aspirant.
The prince of Wales says he has ao in
vitation to come to this country, but he
does not say be would not like one.
Prealdent Roosevelt has been Invited to
address the great triennial Sunday school
convention to be held in Denver in June
Legouve, the French author and play
wright, hae Just completed his 95th year.
He la called the dean of the academy, for
he baa been a member for forty-seven
When 8enator Blackburn wants to tell a
man that what he aays is not true be
goes about It in this fashion: "It goes
without saying that the truth Is Innocent
of any appearance in that statement."
Among the 183 graduates of the New
York Trade school at First avenue and
Sixty-seventh street on Wednesday, was
one negro boy from North Carolina. He
took honors and was heartily cheered by
The congressional directory is to be Il
lustrated with full-page groups of the aeu
ators and members of the house bv states,
and a Washington photographer Is doing a
lively business In making theae gentlemen
"look their prettiest."
Mr. Corthell, an American engineer, will
represent Argentine at a congress on mat
ters affecting navigation which will be held
In Dusseldorf, Germany, shortly, and will
then come to this country and lecture In
the leading cities on Argentine.
Eugene F. Ware, the new eommisaioner
of pensions, has published a. volume or
poems,, and several years sgo read one of
his poems at Memorial day exercises at
Arlington. ' His lines addressed to Queen
Victoria, on the occasion of her Jubilee,
were extensively copied In England. .
Lord Kelvin, the great English scientist,
who la ' to be entertained by American
scientific societies- la New York next week.
Is entitled to as the following portentous
string of Initials after his name: O. C V.
O.. D. C. L.. LUD.. U. D., D. So.. Ph. D., M.
A, P. R. 8.. F. R. S. E. He has bees
decorated by nearly all governments. He
U Tf years old, but la still a very lively
man; , fond of a good dinner and a good
Joka. and, unlike most ectenttflo men. not
st all sedentary la his habits. At college
be pulled a good ear sad was reckoned
as a Right
fcrent spheres. Neither derives authority
from, nr nets as the agent of. the other.
Hoth derive authority directly from the
people that of the nation from the rteople
of the nation, thut of the state from the
people of the state. The line hetween na
tion and state In clearly drawn. The gov
ernment of the nation Is confined to thoe
matters which concern the entire people
of the nation. The line between the state
and city should be as'dletlnctly drawn.
Why, It may be asked, did the founders
of the American government fall to provide
In their splendidly constructive system for
true democracy, for popular control and
authority, in local affairs T Because, Mr.
Smith answers, large clttea did not exist
In their time. The great public necessities
of urban life were unknown, and the amaz
ing development of cities could not be fore
seen. City government now overshadows
state and national government, for it con
cerns the dally needs and activities of the
citizen his health, comfort and pocket. The
great franchise problem la essentially a
To save cities from Intermeddling and
despotic rule, to Introduce democracy and
the consent of the governed Into municipal
affairs, to render the city independent In
bis own proper sphere. Is the crying need
of the day. This desideratum cannot be re
alised without constitutional changes. In
Illinois constitutional revision is a recog
nized necessity, and It cannot be long de
ferred. Intelligent citizens should study
Mr. Smith's thoughtful article and prepare
to demand something mere vital and funda
mental than an increaae of power In thia or
that direction. Our motto should be, .Gov
ernment by the people in the city as well
as In the state local democracy instead of
subjection to centralized and Irresponsible
BITS OP WASHINGTON LIFE.
Scenes and Incidents Sketched on
In the rooms occupied by the committee
on ways and means of the house, of which
Uncle Joe Cannon of Illinois is chairman,
there is a long table around which the
members gather when the committee is In
session. It takes up considerable space
and the corners are very pointed. The
other day a member rushed In hurriedly
and in endeavoring to execute a loop about
the table collided good and hard with one
of these sharp corners. All that he said
was not taken down, as It would burn the
record. He went limping into the adjoin
ing room and asked Chairman Cannon "why
the deuce he did not dispose of that darned
table" or words to that effect and get
another with round corners.
"Well," remarked "Uncle Joe," shifting
his unllghted cigar to the westward corner
of his mouth, "I have been thinking of It
for some time and I believe I'll send it over
to the senate committee on ways and
means. Those fellows over there are ex
pert on turning sharp corners."
A new member of congress was very
anxious, according to the Washington Post,
to get upon the good side of Superintendent
Smith of the botanic gardens, so that some
flowers snd potted plants might be sent
to his house. As everyone knows. Smith Is
a fine old Scetchmaa, who worships the
memory of "Bobble" Burns, and has prob
ably the finest and most complete collec
tion of editions of Bums' works in the
When, therefore, the new member went
to Smith, he resolved to say something
which would please the lover of Burns.
When he entered Smith's library, he looked
with interest uson the books.
"I always did love Jimmie Burns' poems,"
remarked the aew member. I never saw
such a fine collection of his works. I think
Jlmmle Burns was one of the greatest men
who ever lived."
At this point Mr. Smith could contain
himself no further. "'Jimmie' Burns!" be
exclaimed, angrily. "Tommy Washington!
Sammy Bonaparte! Get out!"
And then the new member realized that
he had made a mistake.
A congressman noted for his teal and
liberality In distributing garden seeds
where they might do aome good, has re
ceived a practical letter from a little girl
in his district asking for a few packages.
She says she is 11 years old, and writes:
Howdy, Mr. Congressman, p'llte as you
I wish you'd bundle up aome seeds and
send 'em to me.
I'd like a lot of large petunias, with colors
To decorate the pathway from the doorway
to the fence.
Send around some Cobaca soandens to make
the window gay.
And perhaps we'd start a patch of double
zinnias right away.
We ought to have aome hollyhocks to help
things out a bit.
And Japanese chrysanthemums would
surely make a hit.
And I'll vote for you right freely and rise
up and declare
That this country's agriculture is a mighty
Every time a congressman arises in the
bouse nowadays and asks for an indefinite
leave of absence because of "important
business" significant smiles are exchanged
among the members who have their nomina
tions nailed down and clinched. At this
season of the year, when the congressional
conventions are being held, "important
business" almost invariably means . the
congressman who has tt also has trouble
In his district which Is sufficiently serious
to make his presence on the ground Impera
tive. , .
"Another poor fellow In distress," whis
pers Clerk McKee to the speaker, and the
latter gives a good-luck-to you affirmative
nod to the petitioning member, whs goes
away happy. j
A member, of the cabinet Illustrated the
other day the difference between the Mc
Klnley and Roosevelt administrations from
an ofneeseeker's point of view, says the
New York Herald. During tho . McKlnley
administration, he said, a western publlo
maa called with a friend at the Whit
House to requeat the president to give hire
diplomatic appointment. He saw the
president and a few moments later came
from the room with a smiling face.
"I think," he said, "I'll gethe place. The
president baa Invited me to luncheon."
"Don't you bellevs It," his friend replied.
"It is a proverb to this administration that
when McKlnley Invites you to luncheon you
get nothing more."
President Roosevelt invited William Wil
liams of New York City to lunch with him
at the Whits House a few days ago.
"Does the McKlnley proverb hold good In
Williams' ease?" asked an official who knew
of the Invitation.
Jot altogether," was the response. "As
hla dessert Williams may get a piece of
Williams was offered a post in the immi
Est Less Meat.
A dally diet of meat at this time of the
year is sot a necessity, and sine the an
nouncement of a further advane in price
can be construed as tantamount to a
declaration of war, th people should ac
cept it as such snd act accordingly. If
there were a general movement to refrain
from buying meat for th next few week
the trust would receive a financial blow
that It would probably feel a&4 remember
tor , leag time.
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griddle cakes, rolls,
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ROOSEVELT'S HOPEFUL SPEECH.
Voice of the New Generation Heard
The ringing, hopeful speech delivered by
President Roosevelt at Charleston on
Wednesday was the voice of th new gen
eration. President Roosevelt is in his 44th
year; hs was barely g years of age when
the first shot of the civil war was fired; he
was not 7 years old when Lee surrendered.
The thirty-seven years that have elapsed
since the civil war have, as President
Roosevelt truthfully said, made a substan
tial end of sectionalism. There Is nobody
left today in the United States on either
side whose death would cause either sec
tion to waste any time In large funeral
honors or heartfelt mourning of rny sort.
The statesmen snd the great captains who
came out of the great war tor the union
holding the hearts of the people are all
now dead and with their death both the
realistic din and the romantio memory of
the great conflict Is extinct Henceforth
both sections sr sure to satisfy their
passion for trade and present politics undis
turbed by the venerable shapes or the
warning voices of th great soldiers snd
statesmen of 1861-65. We stand oa the
threshold of a new departure and we feel
it Just as all men felt It when Washington
was borne to the tomb, whose living voice
and Influence, because of hla great patri
otic services served something to break the
point of bitter partisanship.
The patriotic military fetich was poten
tial In both sections for - about twenty
years. Its failing powers of invocation
were manifest when the country elected
Cleveland president, who not only was
a democrat, but a democrat who had never
concealed his lack of aympatby with Lin
coln's war policy. Since 1884 the battle
cries of the civil war have not been of any
serious political consequence. Harrison
defeated Cleveland because of the tariff
issue, and Cleveland defeated Harrison be
cause the labor vote was cast for the
democratic candidate. McKlnley defeated
Bryan because of the adoption of free
silver st 16 to 1 by the National democracy
as part of their creed. During all these
years the work of erecting soldiers' monu
ments, of founding national cemeteries has
been steadily proceeding all over the coun
try, but as a political Inspiration the
sentiment of the war between the sections
Is exhausted. The monuments of conse
quence are all erected; the cemeteries
completed. The great military and clvio
figures of the civil war are all gone to the
dark house and the long sleep. The war
drums and fifes are no longer part of our
political field music. Military and patriotic
records are no longer Influential in secur
ing nominations to office. The veterans sre
not . all of them too old, but they have
passed their prims of Influence and cannot
hope to be leaders of the new generation
to which President Roosevelt belongs and
whose glowing hop and courage he voices
so vigorously today. The pension list has
become so burdensome that war eagle elo
quence is no longer equal to whitewashing
extortion and vitalising extravagance.
The memory and influence of the terrible
struggle between the sectlcns is gone or
swiftly going with the disappearance of th
heroic generation that fought it out val
iantly on both sides to the end. - Its
genuine romance. Its inspiring realism, its
sorrow. Its Joy, its glory and its doom, are
practically dead as a potential popular
force in politics. President Roosevelt sees
all this clearly, and rightly considers it a
subject for present congratulation. He
congratulates both sections upon the great
civilization that the victorious issue of the
war for the union preserved for us, fash
ioned and cemented into Its present lm
roslag ahape. A man of fighting blood,
who has proved hlmaelf a stout soldier on
the firing line, he nsvertheleaa expects
peace, and predicts for the south snd. the
whole country en Increased industrial
development whoa ' victories sre greater
It has been spring for some time according to .
the calendar if not according to the weather. .
When the warm weather does come, youll want
to be prepared for it. m : t
Now, then, is the time to pick out the new
uit from our tasteful and complete lines of ver
goods from our own New York factory, ,;
Buits, f 10.00 to 25.00.
No Clothing Fits Like Ours.
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers
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than those of war. He would not have
peace that makes no preparation for war;
a peace that will never fight for national
honor and self-respect. To such pears
he would prefer a warlike episode, like our
stormy past, discordant with guns and
drums; disfigured by battle, by waste of
bleod and treasure. The argument of the
president Is that If our peace to come I
guaranteed to be a peace with honor; as
serted, defended and secured by a willing
ness and ability to wage war upon Just
occasions, then neither th north nor the
south need' regret that tho heroes and the
statesmen and other object lessons of our
great war for nationality are so longer
with us visible or volceful shapes.
Pomervllle Journal: It Is a mistake for
a man Just because he Is feeling blue to go
out and paint tho town red. : ,
Philadelphia Press: N. Peck Talk about
your trick wheelmen, you should see Meek
ley. B. Shrude Clever. Is heT
N. Peck I should say.- Why, he can
guide, his baby coach through a crowd
without touching the handlebar,
Chicago Post: "He classed me with th
big guns, did he?"
- well, he said you were a great bore,
and that certainly bears some relation to
the big guns."
Ohio State Journal: "What have you to
recommend youraelfT" asked the man to
whom the little urchin had applied for the
position of office boy.
"Well,' replied the applicant, I don't llko
The boy got the Job.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "There la a
beautiful moral lesson to be drawn from
all these protests against the severity nt
the customs inspectors of New York har
bor." "What is It?"
"Don't go abroad."
Brooklyn Life: "But I can't bear to be
Insulted! said the statesman, resentfully.
"Well," said the friend, "you should have
thought of that before you went Into poli
Washington Star: "No, my boy. you are
wrong," said the old man kindly. "No
doubt you are doing the best you can, ac
cording to your lights, but you cannot
make a genius of yourself by letting your
hair go long. That may help, but some
thing more is needed."
Boston Transcript: Mr. Hubbub Some
how or other I never succeed In raising
flowers that begin to come up to those
whose pictures are In your catalogue.
Seedsman Oh, those pictures are Ideal
drawings. It would be absurd to suppose
that nature could accomplish anything so
THE MAKING OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Edwin Markham, In his new volume of
poems entitled "Lincoln, and Other
Poems." thus describes the Norn-Mother
She took the tried clay of the common
Clay warm yet with the genial heat of
Dashed through It all a strain of prophecy)
Then mixed a laughter with the serious
It was a stuff to wear for centuries, -A
man that matched the mountains and
The stars to look our way and honor us.
The color of the ground was in htm, tho
The tang and odor of the primal' things
The rectitude and patience of the ro'ks)
The gladness of the wind that shakes the
The courage of the bird that dares the sea;
The Justice of the rain that loves all
The pity of the snow that hides all scars;
Tho loving kindness of the wayside well;
The tolerance and equity of light
That gives aa freely to the shrinking
As to the great oak timing to the wind
To the grave's low Mil as to th Matter
horn That shoulders out the sky. '
And so he came.
From prairie cabin up to capltol.
One fair Ideal led our chieftain on.
Forevermore he burned to do his deed
With the fine stroke and gesture of a kin.
He built that rail pile aa he built the state.
Pouring his splendid strength through
The conscience of him testing every stroke,
To make hla deed the measure of a man.
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