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ffubaerlbed In my prenence and aworn to
fcefora ma thla ith day of April, A. D.
(Heal.) M. B. HUNOATE,
Noble tr'p all oer the country will
be the moat luiprexulve monuuieuts to
the founder of Arbor day.
Ak Kar rk'ij'a royal caralval has been
fixed fori the perlml' from September 24
to October i. Mark' It down on your
calendar. ' ' ' '
The Union raciflc Intimates that It
WlU stand pat. If the city will only
stand pat It will show that it has the
If they want to be tn cn the corona
tion ceremonies the' British troops In
South Africa will have to hurry up their
unfinished work, w ,
The second innings in the French par
liamentary elections will be pulled off
soon as the contestants are able to
recover from the firxt scrimmage.
And now the council Is asked to do
something for tin- billboards. Better
do something to protect the public from
th dangers of the tottering fences.
Senator Money should have waited
till he could get that street car conduc
tor onto the floor of the senate, where
be would hare the protection of sena
When American naval officers want to
make night of It In Venice they will
consult the dictates of prudence by
choosing a Venetian garden In some sea
port ou this side of the Atlantic.
The cessation of the Conservative
from publication with the death of its
editor, J. Sterling Morton, will take from
the esteemed Coiumouer one of its prin
cipal functions, namely, of replying to
the dlatrtbvs of the versatile sage of Ar
The bog market, which Is registering
rrer $7 at Houtli Omaha, was only 5.tiO
t this time Ut year and $3.70 three
years atra. The sniue ratio of IniTease Is
Visible al tn other live stock prices.
That may throw a partial light on the
fiae In meat products.
That astute and experienced politi
cian, ex deua tor William V. Allen. In the
last lasne of his pungent paper remarks:
I. Savage easily has the lead for
the gubernatorial nomination by the re
psbiirca party." Kx-Senator Allt n has
sAother gue rowing.
Our Jarkaonlan friends are said to be
greatly perplexed aa to what they
sbouM do la tlMf event David B. II 111
should be Biie the next democratic
nominee for presitWnL The Jack.
n la as have a habit of building air
caatlw bridge they . are never railed
apoit t eroee.
The withdrawal of tiuvernor Savage
froia th gubernatorial race may clear
the atnuHiphere. but it dues not lessen
tie ecairy foe rontldertuff only men
ef positive strvugtU for place on the
HBubllcsa state ticket this fall. Every
iaa nominated by the convention nnit
wuly be iualltled for the poaltiou be
aeeb. but by hie vbsractfr aud m-ord
eomiuaud popular routiilt-uce re)uialte
tvf succeae at the pollav
Muan eiuo wvntea van da more to
elevate the standard of our public
sk'SouIm. foe which they profa so great
awAcerUi by luhig vtguronaly in the de-
luaud tot a aupvrtutvudent i4uailael by
exiucatiun end eipviience tt perform
the dutlf ef? the poalrina than la any
thet way. Ii la "an unnecessary
huuiillufk.a K eouipei tntelllgeot and
able teacher to serve under a superin
sudul what because he has no edUA'a
tioa himaeit to g bjti for educational
baa rely on pull, paUver and
yoi.u j bui4 tun JjIj
H tt ttfiiPtiAL r non L tit.
"tfffhlri fhfeeJ we-ks onrl rlm
!!) f.a 'ni!i'ifsled prsldefit of Oubft
sh4 fh ftfw feptibllfl will emf tipon Its
Mtffif ss sfi Independent state. The
flfft problem the Cuban girvetnment will
fists it tr Is obe of dollars ant cents
Stt'l It Is Sft in m a perplexing proposl
floft. Ifitolvltig nn It will the question of
fiiw in stipjinrt a new republic the cost
of wfKise ffiterhtnpdt Is more thsn the
When lh Aftierlf Art oectipstion ends
here will be In the treasury f the
lnls.h'1 atioiit wiO,fiw. When the ex
penwes which f'ubn will sssurae on be
(timing free are considered this surplus
looks tery small and it promisee to melt
Mpldly as the numerous bills come In
Mils now paid by the United States,
heporf on file In the War department
show thst the cost of maintaining gov
ernment In Cuba has Increased steadily
slme American occupation, without a
corresponding Increase In the receipts.
There whs sn excess of receipts over ex
(X'tidlttires In lisju, but last year this
wss reversed, though the excess of ex
penditures wss not so large as to wipe
out the surplus of the preceding year.
If the Cubans continue the system of
asylums, schools, courts, penal Institu
tions and public Improvements estab
lished by the American administration
It will take up about ail the revenue
that Is now being received. To the reg
ular cost of the government there will
have to be added other expenses aa soon
as the Americans withdraw. These will
Include salaries for a lot of officials who
will fill offices now occupied by Ameri
can army officer, who are paid out of
the United States treasury. Then the
number of officials will be increased.
Including the president, vice president
and cabinet officers. A diplomatic serv
ice must be established and main
tained and a skeleton army at least
will have to be. organized and
provided for. Necessnrlly the per
sonnel of the new Cuban government
will be larger than under the existing
administration, which of course will
mean a larger pay roll. Another matter
that will confront the new government
Is the demand of the "patriots" for com
pensation for their services in the in
surrection against Spain. These are said
to number 70,000, whose aggregate
cluluis amount to fSO.OOO.OOO. But this
demand seems so preposterous that per
haps it will not cause the new govern
ment any serious trouble financially. '
There will be difficulty lu Increasing
the revenues of the Island. Its re
sources. It la said, are now mortgaged
almost up to their total value and the
customs tariff Is already arranged to
yield the largest possible revenue, with
out Interfering with trade. Thla was
the purpose in mind when the tariff was
framed. If there is reciprocity between
Cuba and the United States this tariff
must be reduced as to Imports from this
country, so that no additional revenue
from customs can at present be counted
on. Internal taxation may be somewhat
Increased, though it is believed not to
any material extent, particularly In the
case of real estate.
It will thus be seen that the Cuban
statesmen who are about to - take up
the practical work of government have
a very difficult task before them In the
matter of making provision for the
maintenance of the government and
averting the danger of bankruptcy at
the very beginning of Its career.
THK ASSAULT OA 1BCARMT.
The Indiscriminate denunciation of
the army in the Philippines by Senator
Kawllns and other democrats Is meet
ing with some jiopulur resentment A
great majority of the American people
will refuse to believe that the soldiers
who are upholding the flag and the sov
ereignty of the United States In the far
east are all inhuman and cruel and
those who thus characterize them are
being sharply condemned, as they de
serve to be. The Utah senator has felt
called upon to explain that he did not.
In his speech in the senate, call General
Chaffee a "dastard villain," but this
does not mitigate his unjust and unwar
ranted assault on the army.
No one attempts to Justify the cruel
ties alleged to have been committed,
but it is manifestly unfair and unjust
to hold the entire army responsible. As
wus said by Governor Taft In his ad
dress to the Yale students, there are
.Vs military posts In the Philippines
and a larger number of detachments In
the field, so that it Is possible for ex
ceptional Instances of abuses to occur
without typifying the conduct of the
army, which he declared Is on the whole
humane and considerate toward the na
tives. That this Is so was shown by
the numerous petitions of natives a
few days ago sent to the senate In
which there was unqualified acknowl
edgement of the good treatment they
had received from the American sol
diers. "It was not to be expected, said
tioveruor Taft, "that In an army of flO,-
men there should not be brutes or
weak uieu who would yield to the
temptation of arbitrary power and the
provocation of the ambush and treach
ery, savagery and danger of the Filipino
guerilla warfare aa it was practiced."
Some information as to the character
of this warfare Is coming out in the
testimony before the court-martial at
Manila, but doubtIes much of the evi
dence is not made public for the reason
that the details of Filipino brutality
and barbarity are not fit for publication.
Is it astoulshlng that soldiers who have
witnessed these things, who have seen
their comrades aia.W the victims of
treachery and unepeakabie cruellies,
should retaliate when the opportunity
A thorough investigation of the con
duct of the army In the Philippine
will be wade and we do net hesitate
to predict that the reeult wlB justify
the statemeut ef Uovvraor Taft, that
oa the whole the conduct of the army
baa been human an 4 . considerate
toward the native. Exceptional in
tiui. of iraeltv there undoubted!?
have ba. but aa en familiar with
Ue i'UAdid mlztvj mr4X tianaraljj
Chaffee, dating from the beginning of
the civil war, will believe, without the
tnost Indubitable evidence, thst he Is
the "dastard villain' who is re upon I
Me fof stjch cruelties, or that the of
fleers generally In the Philippines have
counseled or countenanced any prac
tlces not Justlfled by the laws of civ
ilised warfare. The Philippine army as
a whole is still entitled to the respect
and confidence of the American people.
TRK DUTY or THt VOVHCtb.
In complying with the mandate of the
supreme court It Is the duty of the
council to ascertain the actual value of
the taxable property of the franchlsed
corporations by adding together the
bonds and stocks Issued by each cor
poration, computing their value at the
current market price and deducting
from the total the amount assessed
against these corporations for the real
property listed by the precinct assessors.
It Is the duty of the council, when this
computation has been completed, to fix
the value of the property and franchises
of each corporation at the same ratio to
actual value at which the property of
individuals and other corporations has
In other words. If the average of as
sessments made by the tax commis
sioner Is at the rate of 40 per cent of
actual value, the assessments of cor
porate property must be at 40 per cent
of their appraised value. This does not
imply that the council should not be
able to reach a conclusion as to the
ratio until it has overhauled the assess
ments of each and every parcel of real
estate and each and every Item of per
sonal property, but It means that It
shall take a general average of the tax
commissioner's assessment roll. As
suming that there are a great many In
stances of favoritism and undervalua
tion, that fact alone does not warrant
the council In refusing to proceed with
its assessment of the properties of the
franchlsed corporations. Such a read
justment would certainly be Intermi
nable and could not be completed during
the life of the present council.
It Is even questionable whether the
council could reopen or revise assess
ments of the undervalued properties
without specific complaint This power,
It would seem, was exhausted by its
former adjournment. The order of the
court which reconvened the board can
hardly be constituted into an order to
reconsider the entire list of assessments
and to re-value properties that are as
sessed at less than 40 per cent of their
actual or market value. . While this
would doubtless be just and desirable,
an attempt on the part of the council
to reconsider Its former action would
be regarded as a deliberate evasion of
the order of the supreme court to pro
ceed expeditiously with the business in
hand, namely, with the assessment of
the franchlsed corporations, to be fol
lowed by a tax levy that will be in pro
portion to the estimated needs of the
city for the fiscal year.
Granted that great wrongs have been
perpetrated in the undervaluation of
other taxable property than that of the
franchlsed corporations, the remedy will
have to be Bought through next year's
assessment Now that the franchlsed
corporations are vitally concerned in a
fair and Impartial assessment of other
properties, they will see that the owners
of all taxable property shall be com
pelled to pay their just proportion of
the taxes. They can make a good be
ginning with the county board this year,
but they cannot very well undo what
has already been consummated by the
city tax commissioner, the Board of Re
view and their own action.
WILLIWO TO STAKD BT IIS RECORD.
The Bee has been accustomed to Im
pertinent curtain lectures from irre
sponsible nondescripts who for some
Inscrutable reason temporarily occupy
editorial positions in this community.
These people never lose an opportunity
to represent The Bee and its editor as
Intensely selfish and Insanely hostile to
enterprises calculated to promote the
growth and prosperity of this city.
Pointing backward only a few years, we
recall the bitter denunciations of this
paper because it opposed the acceptance
of a public library site with a string
tied to It and persisted In Its assertion
that water would be struck within
twelve feet below the surface of the
Hitchcock potrtofflce block. In both in
stances The Bee's position has been
The Geraldlne Incident during the ex
position was another example. A few
months ago The Bee was denounced as
an enemy of Omaha because it dared
to admonish the promoters of the
auditorium that another $100,000 would
have to be raised before the project
could be successfully carried out That
position has also been sustained by the
disagreeable logic of events.
The howl about The Bee's attitude
toward the self-styled National Editorial
association is made the subject of an
other impertinent lecture. We are told
that "the editor of The Bee attacks
everything In which he or his progeny
are not personally Interested." We are
told also that "Omaha people know
that the National Editorial association
is made the target for the shafts of the
Omaha paper because its editor has uo
Interest in the association." The people
of Omaha may not rememlier, but It is
nevertheless a fact that The Bee ex
pended several hundred dollars in en
tertaining the National Editorial asso
ciation in it building eleven years ago.
That was before the association bad
struck the ieri'i that resulted In U"
practical disintegration. Even then its
traveling membership was made up
largely of actresses, milliners, country
doctors and other people who managed
in some way to travel on editorial
badge. It !s scarcely necessary to add
that the hostile attitude of The Bee is
not Inspired by selfishness, but because
it detests shams and humbugs of ail
kinds and because tt does not want
Omaha to be Imposed ot). . The, Bee
.doe not propose to countenano or.en
conrag editorial aaaodatlona that have
tln- i&aa de&al UaUJH HU'lda not cars tec aor appreciate.
roads And dead-heading lunches and en
tertainments tn the name of the press.
If taking this position makes The Bee
st enemy of Omaha and the outcast of
the 8alvatIon army exhorters. It will
cheerfully take the consequences.
According to the ruling by Judge Bax
ter, to the effect that votes pworn In by
unregistered electors must be vouched
for by two resident freeholders of the
voting precinct. It Is doubtful If a single
unregistered voter has ever had his vote
properly sworn in at any election In this
city. Such an Interpretation of the
law means substantially the dlsfran
chlsement of all persons who fall to
register tn cities where registration Is
required, as it Is manifestly next to im
possible for each political party to keep
legally qualified freeholders accessible
on election day for each of the seventy
odd voting precincts in Omaha. The
total elimination of the unregistered
vote would entail no special hardship
and would be In line with practice In
eastern cities, but would It not be better
to have It done by legislative amend
ment of the election laws rather than
by Judicial law-making?
The fear that the franchlsed corpora
tions may get the worst ot It la the cur
rent tax levy under an assessed val
uatlon revised according, to the supreme
court mandate need not worry anybody
seriously. Even though, it be true that
the corporate assessments might be
fixed proportionately higher than some
personal assessments made by the tax
commissioner, the corporations have
been having decidedly the best of it for
a long succession of years and on the
average will still be noticeably to the
good. Lucky for them that the supreme
court decision does not provide for the
collection of back obligations which
these corporations have evaded from
year to year.
The general crop report Is encouraging
so far as conditions at this early stage
in the season warrant and hold out good
inspiration for the farmers, particularly
of the district comprised lu the corn
belt The weekly bulletins Issued by
the weather bureau will be carefully
scanned by people in every walk of life
because they realize as never before the
fact that the entire fabric of our pros
perity is built up on the foundation
stones of agricultural products. Good
crops mean brisk business in every line
of trade and industry.
If the office of the supervising archi
tect of the treasury Intercepts 10 per
cent of the amount curried by the ap
propriation for new public buildings just
passed by the house It will absorb more
than $1,000,000 under that one act No
wonder the work, on our public build
ings goes slow. It takes time to get rid
of such enormous architects' fees with
out exciting too much notice.
Our amiable popocratic contemporary
has unearthed a dmnocrat who refuses
to take an office to which he has been
elected. It should at ouco close with
him for an exhibition engagement
The only democrat who ever refused
an office" ought to be a drawing card
worth money to the box office and a
rake-off for the kitty.
The St Louis world's fair managers
are said to nave nnauy reacneu me
point where they will take official ac
tion looking to the postponement of their
exposition for a year. Everybody knows
that the exposition must be postponed,
they may as well face the music
first as last and have their letterheads
They Hold the Pone Strings.
Congress Is very impartial la sanding out
tbe speeches of members of both parties
for campaign purpose". but "hy should the
government pay the cost ot this distribu
Tbe War of the World.
Saturday Evening Post.
'So Utile done, ae much to do," said Cecil
Rhodes before he died. Otners nave saia
the same thing differently. Others will say
it again. It Is the fact that there la al-
waya so much to do that make lite wortn
Sqaarla the Accounts.
The financiers on tha other side are aome
what alarmed over tha operations of John
Plerpont Morgan. But the man is merely
trying to get back some of the money tha
pianists, fiddler and grand opera stars
come over and taks from us every year.
What's . the matter with our senator?
Tillman and McLaurln were disciplined for
aorapplng; Money baa been arrested on
tha charge of using a knife too freely, and
Clark for driving his automobile faster
than the law allowa. The lawmakers are
making quite a record as lawbreakers.
Preaaalna Booattlfal Cropa.
St. Loula Republic.
Farmers of tbe middle west sra not con
gratulating themselves on the present high
prices of wheat and corn. The short stock
ot feed In tha country must be re-enforced
by bountiful cropa during the coming sum
mer If the agricultural Interests are to
profit by the atrong markets.
' Oa the nomt Down Deck.
New York World.
Casablanca Bryan will live in tbe history
of 190J aa the boy who stood on tbe burnt
down deck "whence all hut him had fled."
From far Nebraska's prairie elopes to tha
nortbeaaternmoet point In Maine ha is tbe
only democrat whoae voice I attll raised
for tha Chicago-Kanaaa City platform.
Give Them Time to Cool Off.
Manifestly tha aavage Inhabitants ot Min
danao can do no barm if they are Isolated.
Tbey have no navies, no modern weapons,
no important commerce. Tbey can o per
mitted to work out their own salvation
with fear and trembling. The Pnlted
States can occupy a few of tbe Important
towna on tbe aracoaat and let tbe Inhabit
ants la the Interior rage and Imagine vain
things If tbey are ao disposed. Oradually
tbey will coma under tbe influence of civili
sation and will be softened by association
with wblta men. It will be a mistake to
organise expeditions Into tbe interior to at
tempt to '.'wipe out' the people or to Intro.
Sura them 'fornlhl tn morfea ot llvlnc the
BITS Of WASHISOTO LIFE.
Sreoea and larldesMa Obaerved by
Artlata oa the Soot.
Secretary Wllaon of the Departnent ef
Agriculture eipresaes the opinion tha
there Is but one man in the world wbe waa
smart enough to find out through scientific
study what made the difference between
tobacco raised in tbe I'nrted State and
that raised In Sumatra. This man waa a
Oe-tnan, who was considered so hare
brnlned In Germany that he waa laugbed
out of tbe country. He came here and
proved to Secretary Wilson that It waa a
certain soil and a certain fexment in the
tobacco leaf that caused the superiority of
the Sumatra tobacco, so now tbey are rals
leg 800 acres of the real Sumatra leaf In
Connecticut under canvas. But Japan heard
of this wonderful man, offered him $7,000
a year to make discoveries of thla sort, and
he has left us. Thla moves Secretary Wil
son to say that Cecil Rhodes' $10,000,000
aeem? almost wasted alnce mea wbo can
delve into the secrets of nature scientifically
are wanted by the world now, and not mere
delvers In literature, history, languages
snd easy things. What the younger gen
eration should want and struggle after Is
to fit themselves to earn $7,000 a year. If
It is worth $7,000 a year to be able to tell
bow many crystals there are In an ounce
of sugar or some auch thing as that, in
stead ot how many persons perished In the
first or second Punic war, there are num
berless young men who are going after
that It pays better, it appears, to under
stand the true Inwardness snd outwardness
of electrolysis than to know who Mlthrl-
dates was. Storing the mind with facts
doesn't seem to store the pockets with sn
equal bulgingnees unless they are scientific
facts. So, If there sre any more $10,000,000
to give away, let them go to some school
Congressman Henry C. Smith of Michigan
occasionally brightens his speeches with
snatches of song. The other day he said
the Cuban reciprocity bill reminded him
of the following, which was duly printed in
the Congressional Record:
Blch a 11 T feller, en he eettln' nr. mn wine'
Hay he like his daddy, but he got hla
mflmm v vph:
Angel tuk and drap him fum a window In
Bv-bve. honev. twell rte mnwnln'
fllch a UT feller. In the cunnln'ea' er close!
Say he love his daddy, but his mammy's
what he knows!
Foun' him In de springtime, and dey tuk
ii i in ier a row
Bv-bye. honey, twell de mnwnln'.
Rich a It T fpller, en he talkln' like a man!
By-bye, by-bye klse yo" UT han"!
Lots er 11 1' chlilun In de sleepy Inn'
By-bye, honey, twell de mawnln'.
"Here are two pennies Just turned in
to the superintendent of delivery by one
of the carriers," remarked an official of
tbe Washington city poatofflce to a Star
reporter. "The amount of cash gathered
up by the cpilectors of mall Is really sur
prising. Hardly a day passes without a
certain percentage of the coin of the realm
finding its way to my desk through the
medium cf the street letter boxes.
"It is hard to believe, but hundreds
of persons every day In the year drop
unstamped letters in the box with pennies
to accompany them to cover the postage.
They think the money will do just as well
as stamps. But tbey are mistaken. All
such unstamped letters, if there Is no
Identifying mark on the envelope, ulti
mately land In the dead letter office.
'It often happens," added the postal
official, "that coins placed in envelopes for
transmission work their way through the
paper. In nine cases out of ten, even
when the money Is no more than a dime,
this office is notified of the occurrence by
the loser, who requests that he be reim
bursed." Last week, reports the W'ashlngton Post,
the speaker of the house was officially In
formed that Daniel Lewis of Fort Leaven
worth had accidentally broken tbe tongue
of his wagon and that the government
owed him $3. This was occasioned by an
unmanageable government team of six
strenuous mules. Congress is looking into
It required a great expanse of manuscript
to convey this , intelligence and when a
printer in the government printing office
had consumed $3 or $3 worth ot time in
putting all of the story into type, locking
it into forms and making it ready for the
press there were four pages of ordinary
book form, winding up with a paragraph
affidavit, which ends:
"And further deponent sayeth not. Daniel
Lewis (his x mark)."
Ellhu Root, as secretary of war, signed
the communication, to which waa prefixed
fourteen military endorsements. Three
were mads at Fort Leavenworth by tbe
adjutant of the Fourth cavalry, tbe quar
termaster of the same and the captain of
the corps of engineers commanding. Two
were made at department headquarters In
Missouri by tbe chief quartermaster snd the
brigadier general commanding. The sev
enthly and the eighthly were made tn
Washington by the assistant adjutant gen
eral and the deputy quartermaster general.
Back to Omaha the request of Dan Lewis,
teamster, for $3 for tbe broken wagon
tongue was forwarded. There It received
another endorsement and then three more
endorsements were put on at Fort Leaven
worth. Again Omaha added an endorse
ment and the string of red tape ended as
the document traveled on to Washington,
wltb the endorsement by Quartermaster
General Ludlngton. I
In the fullness of time Dan Lewis' name
will be embalmed in one of the big books
that will be known to future generations as
The osly Instance In the memory of the
oldest capltol employe on any person com
mitting suicide by leaping from the dome.
says the Washington Star, ia that of a
young man wbo was studying for the
priesthood, snd who took tbe fatal leap
about thirty years sgo. His mind bad been
weakened by overstudy and bia friends
bad kept a close watch over hia movementa.
On . the day in question be eluded their
vigilance and climbed to tbe top ot the
capltol dome. When first seen ha bad
mounted the railing and was walking
around. Upon reaching that portion Imme
diately above tbe east front of the capltol
he halted for a few momenta and then
sprang into the air. Tbe kneea of tbe
unfortunate man struck first, wltb suco
force tbat they made deep indentation
In the thick copper aheathing. These in
dentations remain today and are pointed
out to visitors by tbe capttol guides as
tbey relate the details of the tragedy In
Senator Morgan Is 78 yeare old. Thurs
day laat he stood on bla feet for five hours
snd read 30.000 words of a Nicaragua canal
speech and waa aa fresh aa a daisy when
he had finished. Everybody lert tbe cham
ber, but Senator Morgan ambled along con
tentedly and probably didn't know or car
whether on senator or fifty listened to
him. President Frys escaped early. He
called Senator Scott to the chair. Senator
Scott kept awake aa long aa b could and
then took a nap. Senator Klttrldg was
present most of the time, because ha Is
going to mak a speech in reply to Morgan.
Once b roae to make an Inquiry. Senator
gcott alcpt peacefully.
"Chang cars," aald tb reading clerk.
8enator Scott awoks with' a start ' and
answered the queatloa and Senator Morgaa
want oa and oa and en, .
iMfe&es Cle&n Bred'
With Royal Baking Powder there is no
mixing with the hands, no sweat of the
brow. Perfect cleanliness, greatest facility,
sweet, clean, healthful food.
Tb " TUrsl Baker say f attry
Coek " containing ever S
aiect practical valuable
cooking receipts free to every
pstran. Scad ooMai rsrd
with row Jail address.
Ssvat awuaa eevosa
COST OF MOrjERX WAR.
ftreat Britain' Military Borrow lu
Moch I.araer Than in 1812.
New York Evening Post.
So far as government borrowings sre an
indication, the annual cost of the Boer war
to Great Britain has been nearly doubla
tbat of the wars sgalnst Napoleon 100
years ago. In the period of 1792-1802, when
England was fighting Incessantly In almost
every corner of the globe and waa In ad
dition subsidizing half a dozen continental
atates, the principal of the British debt
Increased 297,989,687 an average annual
Increase of 29.789,000. Between 1802 and
1815, a period which covered the Spanish
campaign, the American war and Water
loo, the debt increased 323,388,041 an
annual average of 24,876,000.
Loans ralaed by the exchequer during the
two years following the Boer war outbreak
in October, 1899, foot up 114,000,000. They
Include the 30,000,000 war loan of 1900
and two Issues of 13,000,000 exchequer
bonds In tbs same year, 60,000,000 consols
In 1901 and 11,000,000 exchequer bonds.
The above list does not Include the tempo
rary treasury bills Issued in 18S9 and 1900
or tbs 14.413,000 of the sams bills Issued
after ths consols -loan of 1901 snd still out
standing. Neither does tbe above list in
clude loans Issued by the exchequer for
other than war purposes.
It will appear, therefore, that, disregard
ing the amount raised by increased taxa
tion in thla war or in tbe Napoleonic con
test, ths Boer war has cost the British
government an average of 67,000,000 per
annum in loana, against an average annual
cost of 24.800,000 to 29,900,000 per annum
In the Napoleonic conteet. ..
The much greater cost of supplies, am
munition, transportation and equipment aa
ompared with 1802, and the fact tbat there
have been and are still more British sol
diers under arms in South Africa than
were commandel by Wellington In 181(1,
aufficiently account for the heavier outlay.
It must, however, be remembered tbat
the British war loans of tbe Napoleonic
period were Issued at very heavy discounts,
being put out at prices aa low as SO snd
with Interest aa high as 6 per cent, whereas
tbe lowest price of the recent loans has
been 94H for a 2 per cent loan.
Paul Revere's house in Boston, from
which be started on his famous ride. Is
now sn Italian bank.
Ex-Governor Morrill's apple orchard in
Kansas now contalna over 64,000 trees, and
Is said to be the largest single apple
orchard in the world. Eight thouaand trees
have been set out this spring.
Senator Ben Tillman, In denying that he
posaessea "unexplained wealth," aaya he has
had a note for $4,000 In a certain bank for
four years paet, which baa been renewed
four times on account ot his Inability to
Thomas Brackett Reed always had a
well-fed look, of course, but nowadays he
wears a well-groomed air of comfortable
prosperity auch as he never could boast
while In congress. When he visits Wash
ington he puta up at the best hotel, which
Involves greater expense than he could
have met in the old days. The ex-speak
ni MM 1 WBH1.XIIIB
Nothing jauntier or more serviceable for the young bays.
Dozens of styles and they're all pretty.
Some of these is just what your boy wants.
$5.00 a Suit.
We have a big line of them at this price and theysare
exceptionally good values.
And some are very fine double-breasted and
single-breasted Jacket Huits, that' we are
going to sell at this f flCh
special price of tjpUKSS
"NO CLOTIIINO FITS LIKE OUKS."
. . Excloshre Clothiers and Furnishers.
IUfl Wilcox. Jtlatiagor.
Atsm Is ased la snmebsklar powder and
in next of tb soolled aoosphAlr pow
er, became it I cbaap. and makes a
cheaper powder. Bat alaai It a corrottva
Minna which, takes In load, acts intnr-U-ljr
upon the stomach, Uvar aad kldat s
ao., to - sums sr. saw tea
is said to wonder why he remained In
public life so long.
Jacob A. Riis of New York tulvouaU-a the
opening of public schools in great cities
on Sundays. Lectures snd entertainments
should be given to keep the boys from
the evils of tenement houss life snd the all
alluring glitter of the saloons.
Somewhere about a hundred members of
congress are base ball cranks ot deep or
shallow dye and over halt ot them were at
the opening game ot the season in Wash
ington. The home team won and the states
men returned in the evening hoarse, but
Robert M. McWade, Unit fid Statea consul
at Canton, China, has charge of tbe wel
fare of Americans in a territory vaster,
perhaps, than that of any other consul In
the world. It comprises 170,000 square
miles, snd a population of 86,000.000 human
Boston Post: "Is this milk sterilized?"
asked the cranky hunband.
"No," replied his wife, "but it's water
cured." Chicago Tribune: "Talking through your
hat" In slang.
"Laughing In your sleeve Is IdiomI
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "A Connecticut
man la said to have been oruna iwice a
day for three years."
'Say, ho mutt have a remarkably quick
Bomerville Journal: It in no sign that a
girl doesn't love her do Junl because she
looks down at him. and nays enthusi
astically: "Oh. Nero, you would make a
Judge: Hewitt Well, a dumb man has
one advantage; he dornn't have to bits hla
lip to keen trom speaking.
Jewett No; all he han to do is to put
his hands in his pocket.
Philadelphia Press: "Merchant
most remarkable tw-pewriler girl.
'What's so remarkable about her?"
"Why. she clopan't carry one of the
'Duchess' noveln to the office with her to
read between whiles."
Detroit Free Press: "Orace spenda a
good deal of money."
"Wot a Bavins grace, men.
Chlcngo Tribune: "Johnny, what Is cen
"Central time, ma'am. Is the time tho
telephone girl keeps you waltln" while eho
gits ready to say 'hello!' "
Baltimore American: "It says In the
paper," remarked Mrs. Fadongua. "that the
man who Invented the steam calliope baa
"Is that so?" asked Mr. Fadoogus. "I
thought he had been lynched long ago."
(In Memory of J. Sterling Morton.)
He has not ceased to be; nay, dry your
Ye ahould not sorrow that the morn ap
Ye would not grieve because the flowers
And grasses spring from out the dewy
Changed he is, but lost he cannot be.
Though blm no more our narnonea eye
As fades the bird Into the liquid blue.
And atill exist, he keeps hla pathway, too.
Be comforted. Ills feet have founrj the
Out of earth's treach'rous soil, the mire
His lonely, faithful heart, so true and tried,
Has found Its love upon me otner sine .
Plattamouth, April 23, Wi.
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