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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1002.
'Hie omaiia Daily Bee
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Ulta aiat day- of May, A. -D. 1901.
Se- M. B. HUNOATE,
' Notary Public
The coronation. -festivities may now
proceed in 'peace,.:
Johnny Maher ought not 'to ask Im
pertinent questions. ,.
Boer . swords will be- transformed
again fnti? Boer scythes.
Colqnel Bryan says he would .rather
not be tempted with the title of gov
ernor. - - ,'
When . tie, local, .telephone company
doubles Its exchange,, the exchange of
Ulfc wm' hare nojjtalts. .'. " .
Ln-'.kUcherier tniy file away, his VI
regret-to-report''' blanks. until required
for use at some future time.
Why should the members of the Lon
don stock" exchange -rejoice any more
thajr other. loyaBritlsh subjects?
Advocates of the " Nicaragua route
might even up matters by starting off
a, few ".volcanoes , In the path of the
South Omaha firemen should be re
buked for their selfishness In refusing
to catt'In. their Omaha brethren to help
put down the brewery.
Unless It does better in the way of
making, its meetings . interesting., the
Jscksonlan club,, is likely to undo its
own record So proudly achieved. '
The latest wonder of the world the
success of the populist committee in
finding 128 names to make up the list
of delegates apportioned to this county.
These numerous church cornerstone
laylpgs and church dedications are also
reminders that. prosperity Is still upon
xia. Teople do not build new churches
In hard times. , ,
Had Cecil Rhodes only lived to see the
peace terms accepted and ratified his
dreams of British empire in South
Africa would have been even more cou-ojlng-to
his last days.
"Frtof. -Heilprtn has undoubtedly scored
triumph, but it is open to question
whether the triumph consisted in get
ting up to Pelee' s crater or In getting
way from it in safety.
Before fixing the day of adjournment
congress will have to persuade Itself
that, the discomforts of hot weather -at
the national capital outweigh the at
tractions of horse racing and base ball.
If anv loose nlanka o-n avav tmm
the Douglas county populists who have
volunteered to draft the populist state
platform in advance, they should sound
uia aiariu ai uuce auu oner a rewaru
for their return.
- With more than half of the voting
population of Omaha howling them
selves hoarse over an unrighteous urn
ptfe's decision, the question of Bunday
base ball may be considered settled for
this town. It is not Sunday ball play
tng bat bad Sunday ball phtylng that
they object to.'
The delegates who .will represent
Douglas county In tha populist state
Conventlou and probably determine the
complexion apd makeup of the "reform"
ticket have been named by a handful of
men calling themselves a county coin
ttittee. This is reform as is reform.
'o. caucuses, no primaries, no conven
tlon nothing by which the people who
re expected to furnish . the votes are
consulted in any way. Just Imagine the
cry of "machine" that would be raised
If a republican committee undertook to
commission arbitrarily the delegates to
a republican state convention. Yet In
the name of "reform" such high-banded
usurpation goes as a matter of course.
PCACK IX SOUTH AFRICA.
The ending of the war In South Africa,
which for more than two and half years
bss commanded a large share of the
world's attention and interest, will bring
a universal sense of relief. However
much the friends of human liberty
may deplore the fact-that the heroic
Boers were unable to maintain their In
dependence, all have long realized that
the triumph of the, British was in
evitable and that to contluue the cou
rt let would simply mean the ultimate
complete extirpation of the burghers. It
has been one of the most costly and
destructive wars of modern times, char
terlzed by. a courage and fortitude on
the part of the Boers of which there
are few parallels In history, as well as
by military ability and skill' that has
surprised the world. "
With an army ten times larger than
that of the Boers, equipped with every
appliance of modern warfare, the war
has cost Great Britain In money more
than 1,000,000,000, and tens of thousand
of lives. It bss also cost it heavily in
a commercial way and laid upon the
shoulders of Its people a burden of tax
ation that will oppress them for a gen
eration. It has to a great extent desolated
the scene of conflict and It will take
years to restore what baa been de
stroyed. The widows and orphans of
the Boers who gave their lives In de
fense of their country must become a
charge upon the British government, at
least until the conditions In South
Africa are very greatly Improved. For
England there Is no glory, no gain of
prestige in the conquest of the Boers.
It was overwhelming numbers and re
sources, nor the skill of Its generals or
the bravery of its soldiers, that won.
So far as military prestige Is concerned
the Boers are far in advance. No Brit
ish commander In : South 'Africa has
shown the ability in strategy of Cronje,
Botha, Dewet and Deiarey and greater
bravery has never been shown than
that of the burghers. They have neces
sarily carried on during most of the
time a desultory warfare, striking whqre
opportunity offered, but they have con
ducted It with extraordinary skill and
always In accord with the rules of civil
ized warfare. They have been subdued,
but they lay down their arms with
honor,' admired by. the civilized world,
Including the conquerers. .
The British government, there Is abun
dant Indication,, was not less desirous
than the Boers to end the struggle. There
seems to be no doubt tat King Edward
exerted a potent influence In behalf of
peace. 'The terms' show that the policy
which the government announced more
than a year ago, and Lord Salisbury re
cently reasserted was modified. It is
most reasonable to assume that this was
done at the instance of the king. .At
all ' events, there was not an uncondi
tional surrender," : Some ' "concessions
asked by. the Boefx were granted. On
the whole -the-" terms of peace must be
regarded as fWyJJiberat Tbe provi
slim. to be made for reVtocklng.the Boer
farms, the return , of . exiled prisoners
without loss .of property, the substitu
tion of self-government for military
rule' as soon as' possible,' are' generous
conditions which were not to have been
expected in view of the repeatedly pro
claimed policy of the government It
will be to the Interest of Great Britain
to faithfully carry them out and to push
the work of reconstructing Its newly ac
quired South African territory as rap-
Idly as possible.
tssEACc of, utnctH's dkfcsse.
The sum and substance of the defense
made, for David LL Mercer by his chosen
champion In the recent debate boiled
down- is presented In", the- following
questions and answers:'
Question Will -. Mr. Mercer live in
Omaha if he is not ' re-elected -or will be
locate permanently In Washington and
resume his old business as a profes
sional lobbyist.?, . .;
Answer I am not a mind reader, but
feel sure Mercer will keep the
army headquarters in the old postofflce
building, unless they are moved Into the
new postofflce building. . i. ,
Question Is ' it true "that - "Mercer Is
willing to live ln Omaha, two months
out of every two years If be -can keep
his seat in congress for a' sixth term, a
seventh term and as many more terms
as he Is willing to serve?
Answer The , people of this district
need Mercer more than. Mercer needs
them. Mercer needs them only two
months, out of "every two 'years, and
they ought to be satisfied. ,
Question Is it true that- Mercer pock
ets the allowance of $100 a month for
clerk hire Instead of giving some Ne
braska boy or girl a chance to earn the
salary, while the secretary of the public
buildings committee la forced to do the
extra work which the government pays
for? . " -
Answer Ask me something easier. I
told you that all the opposition to Mer
cer comes because the army headquar
ters were removed from The Bee build
ing. . ...
Question Why does Mercer make po
litical deals for West Point and Annap
olla cadetshlps, while other congressmen
leave these appointments open for com
petitive examination,' so. that every boy
who aspires to such an education can
have an equal chance?
' Answer Do you expect Mercer to give
away patronage ,. to Tom. . Dick and
Harry? Was there anything wrong in
sending Tom Blackburn's bright boy to
Annapolis? Should Mercer go back on
Blackburn Just to please you?
Question Why did Mercer pocket the
quartermaster's ; supply bill two years
ago after It bad passed the senate, when
he knew that it would be of Immense
benefit to Omaha?
Answer Don't you- know thst the
passage of that bill would have lost the
army headquarters to Omaha and taken
them down to Kansas City?
Question Why did Mercer displace
two Nebraska' Grand. Army veterans
who were employed ln the capltol build
ing and substitute for them two men
who balled froni Minnesota? . .
Answer You ought to be ashamed of
yourself. A msn who would ask such
silly questions ought to wesr wooden
shoes, clothe himself In rags and retire
to the woods for the balance of his life.
A KKTSOTE FVH HKBHASKA RKPCD-
Lie Aii a.
The St Louis Republican club has
formulated a declaration enunciating
the attitude of the club upon the vital
Issues of the Impending campaign In
Missouri. These declarations strike the
keynote not only for the rank and file of
republicans in Missouri, but also apply
with equal force to the conditions pre
vailing in Nebraska, for whose benefit
they are herewith reproduced:
1. Tba need for united sod determined
work In the attempt to rellevs the state
from tb burden of unfair legislation and
corrupt lobby rule Is self-evident. In this
struggle the entire republican party must
stand as on man and It platform must be
broad enough to admit of the co-operation
of all cltliens who Intend to register their
protest against existing political abuses.
Every legitimate plea for harmony within
our ranks baa our unreserved and en
thusiastic support But earnest as we ar
In the support of genuine harmony, looking
to the promotion of the party's real pur
poses and Interests, ws ar Just as de
termined that thl plea shall not be used as
s mere pretense to fortify and to entrench
those forces in our party that have in the
ImmedlaU past managed to drag its fair
nam Into the mire. We therefor protest
that the plea of harmony shall not be used
to foster the perpetuation and domination of
compromised and discredited politicians;
that thos official representatives whose
reputation are tainted with the stain of
boodle shall not, under the plea of harmony,
be permitted to continue In their positions
and to dictate the selection of delegates to
approaching convention; that any man.
however prominent he may have been in our
party' counsels, who place hi reliance for
success upon the assistance of the lobby and
upon bargain and barter with It must ba
and 1 unequivocally condemned as unOt to
represent the party in any capacity.
2. we stand for clean politics, honest.
clean and capable men In office, prosecution
and punishment of bribe-givers and bribe
taker, elimination from party committees,
party control and party counsel, aa well as
from elective or sppolnttve office, of all
lobbyists, their tool end servants, and
also of all those who In the past have shown
themselves corrupt. Inefficient or dishonest
servants of the people.
I. We repudiate and denounce any politi
cal alliance with men recognised through
out thl state as lobbyists and active in the
control snd management of the lobby in our
general assemblies. We want none of the
counsel nor aid of such; nor have we aught
but condemnation for their brazen and un
warranted Impudence In assuming the right
and power, in advance of the election of
the members thereof, to settle the composi
tion of our committees; and, In advance of
the action of the convention Itself, to de
termine what course the convention shall
take on Important matters which may come
before it. We want no "harmony"
brought about by such influence such har
mony m a "peace of dishonor."
In advocating the adoption of this plat
form one of the leaders of the Repub
lican club of St Louis bit the nail on
the bead when he said: ' "No man Is a
firmer advocate of harmony than I.
Life Is made up of concessions. . But I
will not harmonize with wrong, and If
a man is; a crook, he; shall fiot call him
self a republican In my presence."
Nebraska republicans who desire to
keep the state In the republican columns
must take up the watchword of the re
publicans of Missouri. Lobbyists,
boodiers and crooks must be relegated
to .the rear and men of Integrity and
character brought to the front and
placed at the bead of the column.
THJC STRIKE SITUATION. .
The situation In the anthracite coal
region is exceedingly acute and while
there appears to be no lmmlment danger
of serious trouble, it is plain that there
are conditions which may at any time
cause grave trouble. The order calling
out the engineers, firemen and pumpmen
yesterday was not generally obeyed,
though according to the statement of
the president of the Miners' union eighty
per cent of those employes ceased work
and. be expected the number to be in
creased today. It appears that the oper
ators are well prepared for this and
have a sufficient number of nonunion
men available to take the places of
those who Join the strikers, so that it
Is improbable that the mines will be
damaged by flooding.
Both parties manifest the greatest de
termination to make a fight to the fin
ish. The miners, according to all ac
counts, feel that the life of their organi
zation Is at stake, while it Is Said that
the coal carrying, coal producing railroad
companies which bold the anthracite
fields within their grasp have decreed
the end of organized labor among their
employes and will stsnd together In
their effort to accomplish this end. The
Philadelphia Press of last Saturday
said: "Evidence accumulates that many
individual operators would prefer some
concessions to prolonged controversy.
The railroads stand In the way. They
control all transportation. Directly or
indirectly they own or mine an over
whelming shsre of the collieries. The
railroads are the decisive factor In this
strike." The Press goes on to say that
a railroad Is a public corporation, sub
ject to public duties, and Its managers,
being under very serious public respon
sibilities, have no right In law or in mor
als to act in public issues as private
owners might "Railroad managers are
bound to consider these public relations.
Their sole duty is not to their stock
holders, and bondholders. They owe a
duty to the state. Of all men, they can
not afford to take an uncompromising,
This and other newspaper comment
upou the situation makes it perfectly
plain that It Is the anthracite railroads
which are chiefly responsible for the
situation and when this fact shall be
generally understood there csn be no
doubt that public sentiment will be
overwhelmingly on the side of the min
ers, who it la to be borno In mind bsve
shown a willingness from the beginning
of the controversy to submit the mat
ters In issue to arbitration and undoubt
edly are still disposed to do so. But
the operators, chiefly tbe railroad com
panies, would not consider arbitration.
Meanwhile the strike is becoming a
very serious matter for those Industries
that use anthracite coal, some of which
will be compelled to shut down If there
Is not a change In the situation within
a short time. Thus far the miners have
behaved admirably and It is to be hoped
they will continue in this course, but
there are conceivable circumstances that
might provoke acts of violence which
would have very grave consequences.
Senator Carmack of Tennessee has
earned the distinction of drawing forth
hisses from the senate gallery a feat
rarely if ever performed by bis asso
ciates or predecessors. The unusual
character of the demonstration is elicit
ing no little comment but In fact more
frequent hissing would be welcome If it
would serve to keep In bounds senators
who have been overstepping proprieties
altogether too frequently of late. If
applause is a fitting stimulus for pa
triotic speeches, hisses msy do some
good In repressing the utterance of sen
timents and Insinuations too cowardly
and base to be tolerated by a people that
loves fair play.
Apparently the only way to satisfy
the narrow-minded members of the
bouse minority who voted against ex
tending the customary thanks to Secre
tary Hay for his brilliant memorial ad
dress upon McKlnley will be to give
them censorship powers to pass upon
all such eulogies In advance and ex
purgate passages that may grate upon
their tender sensibilities.
Peeying Into Pelee.
In connection with Mount Pels, the geol
ogists have managed to find out a great
deal that does not make any practical dif
ference. Aaamanlttoa for tha Enemy.
Detroit Free Press.
The republican senators are not obliged
to discuss the merit of the Philippine bill.
They have something better In calling at
tention to all the foolish things tha demo
cratic senators have said sbout th meas
ure. Flanking? Laurel of Pelee.
New York Tribune.
Mont Pelee henceforth takes rsnk as
second to only Krakatoa In eruptive magni
tude, and surpasses even It In destructive
Bess to man snd his works. Vesuvius and
Aetna may pale their Ineffectual fire, snd
even Mauna . Loa and KUauea give prece
dence to this monster of tbe Antilles.
The Heroic In War.
Tbe Order of tbe Garter has been con
ferred upon the duke of Marlborough. It
will be .recalled that the duke won much
distinction in the South African campaign
by rolling down the side of a kopje with
his light housekeeping outfit and scaring
the Boers Into a flight, they being under
the Impression tbat the earthquake season
Delay that Would Be Costly
Tbe Bee is correctly of the opinion thst
the five more years' delay In securing con
stitutional reform In Nebraska will be of
Incalculable damage to the state snd its
Institutions." The people began to under
stand this fully some time since, but tbe
politician foT' reason peculiar to tbe poli
ticians are not. disposed to make constitu
tional revision ; possible. Tbe Bee Insists
that It is th duty of tbe governor to call
an extra session of the legislature to deal
with this problem, and the Bee Is right
It Governor Savage would do this one thing
much else would be forgiven.
MORE POETRY, BY THl'RSTOW.
Break Into Patriotic gongr la Honor
Washington Poet, May 80.
If anyone thinks that th farmer senator
from Nebraska, Hon. John M. Thurston,
hasn't published any poetry within the last
two week, that person can place bis money
with the Post snd get quick action. Thl
I not to - assert tbat - versea bearing hi
name have found their way Into print. We
have seen none snd we are not betting en
uncertainties. But Mr. Thurston has pub
lished poetry, all the same, as we stand
prepared to prove. He has gone further;
he ha woven fiction Into that poetry and
made It doubly fascinating.
Thurston was in Havana on tbe 20th Inst,
when General Wood turned over the gov
ernment to tbe Cubans. He went there
as the guest of the New York Journal
second expedition In four years to certify
to tbe birth of the new republics snd to deck
Its cradle, by telegraph, with a flow of
language. As we all know now, tbe cere
monies came off on schedule time. Every
thing was lovely. Oenersl Wood, "calm.
dignified and commanding," presided over
the recessional. Our ' flag didn't "stay
put" On the contrary, It came down, and
in Its plac the Cuban ensign gave Its glory
to the trade-wind. The feverish populace
threw fit of ecstacy and screamed aloud
for good measure. And then It was that
Thurston seised his harp and smote on all
Its strings with might smote the chord of
halleluiah, gave us music out of sight;
"Out of tha birth nana of conflict and
the travail of sacrifice and suffering a
nation is born to the world. Over Its
cradle has been sung the lullaby of the
mother republic and under her fostering
care It can grow strong and great.
"Under a cloudless sky, kissed by the
wsrm sunshine and caressed by th tender
breese of the aea, tne cuoin nag broke
out It vlntln folds to greet the thunder
ous salute ot cannon and the glad acclaim
of gathered thousands."
Who will recall that ."rose, oh. rose,"
etc., after such a bunt of song? It was a
beautiful thought no doubt having a rose
leep on his breast whll he slept oa hi
back, with the usual result but think of
th sacrifice and the suffering of the
martyrs, of th mother republic's lullaby!
Think of Gomel in bis lonely hammock
among tha desolate Santa Clara hills; of
tbe long agony of Estrada-Palma, Que-
sada, Rubens It Co., with no refuge but sn
apartment at tb Raleigh hotel and nothing
to eat and drink except th beat I What
1 a fading rose to the great things?
What I s whole boquet or a dosen of them.
If you com to that? This is poetry, in
And now a touch ot notion in Its most
and there, too, the observed of
all observers, waa the grand old hero of
two aucreaaful revolutions, Oenral Qomes.
This old veteran of Innumerable cam
paigns, black-coated, lean, grlssled and
alert -holding no office and refusing all
fi Lace la today th most potential fore
n tha new government, tils dresm of
liberty has come true, and how sweet It
must have been to him to stsnd In th
fialac from wnlch the bloody Weyler sent
orlh Ms edicts of slaughter and witness th
installation of Cuban Independence."
Tb grand old hero ot two successful
revolutions thl veteran of Innumerable
campaign! Shall w pause to ask Thurs
ton an embarrassing question? Shall w
break In upon hi beauteous romasc
with th - qosry: "Which two success
ful revolutions? Nay, say; tbat war Im
pious. As wall inqulr why this "lean,
grltilad and alert" old here, who hold
no office and refuses all plac. ha
been receiving soms thousand of dollar
annually from our authorities Ja Havana.
Once more, aay. nay! Let -u take thl gift
ot poetry entwined with fiction aa make
a wreath of It and put It oa our breasts
lUalght aad sleep as sweetly as ws eaa.
What the Boer War Cost
A Psrlamentary paper recently lasued
sets forth In detail what the crushing out
of the South African republics cost Great
Britain In cold cash. Tbe figures cover the
cost up to the close ot March last, leaving
the expenses for April and May to be com
plied after the tumult ot peace subsides.
The total is 222.74,0O0, or $1. lit, 870,000.
The bugs sum which the Boer war cost
has cost England Is divided In the following
way: In 1899-1900 the total charges (Inter
eat on war debt original Snd supplemen
tary appropriation for tbe army, and the
civil list) smounted to 23,217,000) In 1900
1901 this sum was slmost trebled, the totsl
being 66,120.000; in 1901-1902 this was still
further Increased to 71,027,000; and tor
th present year the estimate I 63.
00,000. To meet this great expenditure
In addition to tbe ordinary disbursements
of the government money has had to be
raised by extra taxation and by loans. Tha
totsl ordinary expenditure for the four
years In question (exculslve of Interest on
tbe war debt) is estimated st 4S,190,000,
snd the ordinary revenue In that time (ex
clusive of the yield of taxation imposed
since 1899-1900) has been 470.133,000,
leaving a deficit of 18,057,000. The total
proceeds from the new taxation are es
timated st 74,025.000, divided ss follows:
For 1900-1901, 14,05S.0O0; tor 1901-1902,
27.797,000; for 1902-1902, 34,171,000.
These proceeds with the 12.868,000 of
revenue set free by tbe suspension of tbe
sinking fund have left a total balance of
Trusts and Overproduction
Springfield (Mas.) Republican.
The president of tbe United States Rub
ber company or trust made the statement
In his annual report a few days ago that
the policy of Imposing monopoly price
had proved a mistaken one, as It had stim
ulated much sew and competing invest
ment In the industry. The United States
census bureau has Just published a bul
letin of statistics of the manufacture of
rubber boots and shoes, which rather strik
ingly confirms what the president ot the
trust says regarding the effects of the high-
price policy. The two items which can
be most fairly compared to the past three
census years sre the number of establish
ments and vslue of product, snd th?y stand
menta. of Product.
1900 22 $41,089,819
1890 11 18,632,060
1880 9 9,iU6,724
The trust or combination movement in
this Industry I confined to th last dec
ade, the United State Rubber company
having been organized in 1892 to take over
concerns controlling something like 80 or
90 per cent ot the rubber boot snd shoe
output of the country.
The census meaning of "establishment"
In manufacture Is not comprehensive ot
all plants owned by a single compsny or
Individual unless they sll are located In
one city or county. Hence the United
States Rubber company's constituent con
cerns figure ss more than one In the total
of twenty-two establishments reported in
1900. If they counted as only one tbe
growth In number of plants In this manu
facture during the past ten years of trust
development would be especially notewor
thy, but ths growth Is quite striking as it
is, snd reflects In a marked way tbe tend
ency of the trust methods to draw new cap
ital into the field; for the policy ot tbe
rubber trust ss of other trusts, has been
to scqulre old establishments and not build
il Is apparent from the figures given tbat
the attempt to establish a comprehensive makes tar worse that condition of conges
monopoly comblnaCcn of the Induhtry ha tlon which it set out to overcome.
' BITS OP WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Scenes and Incident Sketched
on the Spot.
Senstor William A. Clark of Montana,
whose Income is estimated at $6 a second
and who Is giving John D. Rockefeller a
hot run for the rlcheet-man-in-the-world
belt, kicked up a tremendous row In s
Washington art gallery recently over the
loss of a measly overcoat valued at $100.
When tbe plans for beautifying Washington
were exhibited In the Corcoran art gallery
Senator Clark was one ot the first to make
sn examination of tbe display. The Mon
tana man likes to patronize art, literature
and muslo when bis mind gets out of tbe
tangle of mining, railroad and other inter-
ts which roll up his Immense Income.
On this occasion his interest was enhanced
because he is s member ot the senate com
mittee which ha In charge the affairs of
th District of Columbia. The enator, on
entering tbe gallery, took off his coat to tbe
work before him. Then be put la two
good hours reveling In the design and
models of beautified Washington. When
be was ready to depart he found his own
coat gone and a very poor substitute left in
it place. Mr. Clark went off in bign
dudgeon to Major Sylvester, the chief ot
police. The restoration of the coat was
demanded. Th garment wa valued at
$100, th senator said. Major Sylvester
was In despair. Everyone who waa known
to have been In tbe gallery on the day of
th disappearance of Mr. Clark' coat was
questioned, but no Information wa gained
regarding tbe garment Finally, In order
to atop the row, one of the rich men in
terested In tbe art gallery contributed $50
toward making good the senator's loss.
Major Sylvester mad up th $100 out ot hi
own pocket and sent tbe money to the mil
lionaire, who is said to bav pocketed It
Thar wa tbe worst kind of a mtxup
while tbe military which had been reviewed
by tbe president st the Roc ham beau monu
ment ceremonies was marching down Penn
sylvania avenue on th return to the bar
racks. At the head of tb column wa th
Marin band swinging along at tb regula
tion American step of thirty-three Inches
snd 120 steps to th minute. Behind It
cam tb American sailors snd sfter them
th French band and th sailor from
Oaulois. Tb Frenchmen took sbout s step
and a half to on taken by ths Americans
and they had a tough time while tbe Marin
band was marking tb cadence. When th
French band began to play, however, th
American were put out of business. Th
trld of the French military i about
twenty-eight inches and they take 180 steps
s minut. Th French band marked such
a step and the American sailor were taken
clear off their feat. They did not get
straightened out until tbe French musicians
became silent. There were other things
queer to th Americans about th French
band. When they war playing they mad
no attempt to preserve their formation, but
huddled about the leader Ilk a lot of
chickens around an old ben In a rainstorm.
Is th first rank of tb French band there
were four trumpeter. Then cam th
drums and reed instrument and th bras
began with tb cornet, th last file being
taken up by tba baaao aad th trombone.
There are quite a number of senators
with bald heads, observe th Washington
Poet. Senator Stewart 1 among the num
ber. And Mr. Stewart ssys that It does
not pay to make fun of a man who hasn't
aay hair en the top of his bead, is the
place where ths hair ought te grow, as the
eld aoog ajr. In proof of which he tails
aa Interest lag story ca how Hannibal Ham
lin was defeated for the senate.
"Up la Mains," ssys Mr. Stewart, "there
revenue available for war charge of 71,.
834.000; tbla In turn leaving 168.148,000 aa
the totsl balance of war expenditure to be
charged to th capital account.
To meet this balance a total of 161.
000,000 debt has been Incurred, which real
ized In cah s total of 182,418,000 compris
ing two lasue of treasury bill for 8.
000,000 and 1.000.004 respectively; three
Issues of exchequer bill for 10,000,000;
3.000,000 and 11.000,000 respectively; one
war loan (stock snd bonds) of 30.000.000,
and two Issue of consols for 80,000,000
and 22,000,000 respectively.
With a total expenditure of almost 229,
000,000, England will have spent In those
two campaign (South Africa and China)
about 330,000,000 more than Germany re
ceived from France In the shape ot war
indemnity. Strictly speaking, Germany re
ceived as Indemnity only five mlllards of
franc, or $10,000,000,000, but It got about
8116,000,000 more In the form ot a special
contribution from the city ot Pari, special
taxes snd lntereat on tb chief Indemnity.
Out ot this total sum Germany paid tb
entire expense of the war, established a
pension fund ot 3140,000,000 for It old sol
diers, spent $80,000,000 on army reorganlts
tlon, $90,000,000 oo fortresses, $42,600,000
en strategic railways snd set aside $3,
000,000 in gold aa an Imperial war chest
In case of emergencies, which sum Is sttU
lying Is tbe vaults of th Julius tower In
the f ertreas of Apaadau.
actually resulted In rsther remarkable de
ceotraitxatlng manifestation. Prior to the
appearance of tne United States Rubber
trust, or between 1880 snd 1890, tbe num
ber of establishments Increased by only two
' while the output was nearly douMed In
value. The average product per o tsb
llshment In 1889 was a little over $1,000,
000; In 1890 It tad risen to $1,700,000 and
in 1900 only a little less than tl.WO.OOft.
The tendency of the business to centralise
In a few plant, which was so marked te
fore tbe trust appeared, came near to being
arrested altogether after Its appearance.
This must be attributed, as th president
of th trust would have to admit to tbe
extortionate methods of the trust and Its
effort to collect from tbe public dividends
on a highly Inflated capital. Little con
clusive evidence I afforded by the census
figures whether or not tbe result has been
a more acute condition of overinvestment
and overproduction than existed at the
time of organizing the combination, snd
which was a cause of It; but tbe presump
tion most decldely 1 that such Is the
case. The increase ot capital Invested
real, not nominal between 1880 and 1890
was 45 per cent, and between 1890 and
1900 it was over 89 per cent. The in
crease in product In tbe earlier decade was
91 per cent, and In th later, or th trust,
period It was 120 per cent And It Is to be
remembered that the starting of new con
cerns In competition with the trust wss
by no means ended when the census ot
1900 was taken. Tbe present situation Is
unquestionably much worse for the indus
try la the wsy of exceeslve Investment and
production than It was st tbe time of tbe
last census two year ago.
Tbe lesson of it all Is that tbe trust
which starts off with a greatly wstered
capital, Is doomed wherever competition Is
possible; snd In undertaking, as It slways
will, to earn dividends on the water' as
well ss tbe substance. It Invariably ax
tracts much new capital Into th field and
wss a man who was very bald. On dsy
Mr. ' Hamlin ' came along and tapped ths
man's smooth ' skull. 'I Just want to tell
you,' he said, 'that one of your two hairs Is
crossed with the other.'
"Tbe remark waa made only in fun. but
the bald-headed man never forgot It Long
afterward he was a member of the upper
branch of the Maine legislature snd Hamlin
was a candidate for the United States
senate. Hamlin was defeated by one vote
and that one vote was cast by tbe man
who was bald."
Senator Mason of Illinois, who is round
and soft snd fat, went to Cuba to see Palma
Inaugurated. He had trouble getting a
place to sleep; but was finally given a
wire cot, over which a blanket had been
"How did you sleep T" Senstor Jones
asked next morning.
"Pretty well," Senator Mason replied,
"but I looked like a waffle when I got up."
A $5 OPPORTUNITY
Our children's department for a few dsy will be the scene of soms
remarkabla values. Ws soon begin ts maks extensive alterations in our
stor snd befor then w wsnt to reduos our stock sad spcUllytta
children's assortment Therefor this special . ,
dale of Juvenll Suits, Kabkt Suits,
Double bratd suit and three -
go In this special sal of $8.00.
Juvenile suits t to yr om
with shields and sailor collar la
er prices $5. $8. $8.60 and $7 60
KAHKI SUITS brass buttons ssd
cheviot snd mad tb sams as V.
former prices. $8, $4.80. $740 aad
Sailor suits la red, blue, brown snd tsa slss I to I years
fancy trimmed former price $8.00, 84.00, 88 80 .
snd $7.00 this sals 1
Norfolk suits slies I to IS years
yok and mor mad with doubl
mors made with double
a splendid Use of blue
ture also i
Child's D. B. Suit in light weight
worsted snd serges In fact all of our spring line foes
here for (former prices $8.00, 18.00. $8.60, $7.00,
(7.60 snd $8.60) 1......
sv about T8 8-plece anlta la pattern cheviots aad Sty pay
pes that go ta this sal N
.,..,... ,,i,M,.MW, at Va.
No Clothing Fita Like Ours.-;-.
Excluxivc Clothiers and Furnishers.
H. 22. Wilcox, llauacdr.
A. S, Cook, the Boston merchant 1 the
king of Main camp owner. He now con
trols 400 aqusr mile of sporting territory
la that atate.
H. H. D. Pierce, th third assistant secre
tary of state, will have charge of the Rus
slaa grand duks during hi coming tour
of tbe United Slates.
Rear Admiral Watson. Whitlsw Raid snd
General Wilson, the special em baa y to
represent thl country st King Edward's
coronation, will tall on 8t Paul, Juns 4.
Dr. Francisco Do Paula Rodrlgues Alvea,
recently elected president' of Brasll. la a
lawyer and ba occupied a leading place at
th bar. He will be Inaugurated November
18, the anniversary of the proclamation ot
Mr. Cornelius Vanderbllt sr., Is person
ally conducting the business connected with
the construction of a building for outside
patients st the Newport hospital. Tb
specifications call for a structure of much
besuty, to cost $260,000. It will be a me
morial to her husband.
James Haworth, aged II years, intends to
pull the bell rope la St Paul s cathedral
oa coronation day. H rang th bell for
tb death ot William IV, for the accession
of Queen Victoria, ths birth of sll her
children and ber two Jubilees snd for' ths
accession of Edward VI L
Rev. James D. Oorrothcrs of Red Bank,
N. J., is a rising rosng poet whose verse
resemble that of Psul Lawreno Dunbar.
His ancestors were Indian, negro snd Anglo
Saxon. He was blacking ahoes In Chicago
when discovered hr Henry Demareat Lloyd,
who helped htm to aa education.
Chicago Post: "Is he boneatf"
"Honest! Why, say! I don't believe that
man would cheat an Indian out of his res
ervation If he had the chance." ..
Philadelphia Press: Hotelman Whv
didn't you demand payment In advance
irom tnai coupler rney omn t nave any
Clerk Oh, he' got barrel of money.
Hotelman How do you know?
Clerk Because he' old and ugly and hi
wife la young and pretty.
rTitriin Tribune! The Doar-faeed Mn
How did the giantess act when you chucked
her under tne cwnr
The Living Skeleton She seemed to be
New York Tribune: Woman (to . dry
goods clerk Who had been showing blan
Ea trr Kitir m.m hour) I thank you for
your trouble, but I really didn't Intend to
buy anything. I'm looking for a friend.
Clerk Well, It you think ah' In thes
blanket I'll go through them again.
Detroit Free Free: "Mis Amy," said
Goalln, trying to be tender, "you. ar al
ways In my mind, doncner snow.
"Indeed." replied tne giri. i v orien
wondered why I felt o lonely.
ThlUrilnhla. Catholte Standard! "I
wouldn't be urprlsd." said th Arctic ex
plorer. To see tne automoDiie imrouucsu
here eoon." ...
Don t you Believe it, replied me wn
nativ. "the faithful dosr of these cart will
continue to he the EakTmotor."
rhiravo Poet: "r understand Brown took
the thirty-third degree at the lodge laat
"''no. only the thlrty-eeond at the lodge,
but he Informed m confidentially that hi
wife gave him the thirty-third when he
Philadelphia Pre: Tew If you really
love him why did you refuse hlmT
Jess Goodness! You don't suppose rd
be so unmaidenly as to accept nlm th
first time. ...
Tea But he deeiare he'll never propose
to another girl as long aa he live.
Jessof course.- I'm not "another girt
OOl GREAT AND GOOD FRIENDS.
They're coming with the statues now, from
almost every land; , . '
From Greenland' Icy mountains clear to
India' coral sand;
Th emperor of China, send a shaft that s
ure to please . .
The grand old ruler Tun Shi Lung, who
pigtail fans the breese;
And Ilk the statue-giving head of all
the other powers.
He vows that Wun Shi Lung wss once s
great big friend of ours.
Good Abdul Hamld orders that his soulp
tor all shall oulp. , ,
Or else he'll hold a lestival and grind them
to a pulp:
He thinks he'll eend a dainty ming-a
Of ten or fifteen wive of hi, preparing
The label on the soup-can shows Chicago's
streets and towera. ...
Which proves that Abdul Hamld always
was a friend of ours.
The king of Patagonia, and sultan of
Have boxed soma atatuettea and things
and billed them: "Hurry Through.
The brlgande of Bulgaria how how their
love ha grown
By ordering a monument If w will nO
the Stone. ... . . .
And all th big and little kings, and heads
of all the powers
Are shipping sculptured things to show
that they are friend ot ours I
Sailor Suits, Norfolk Suit.
piece suits else I to M year all
with vests aad others
red. gray sad blue form
this sals . ........
baggy trousers. 'In neat faoey mix
S. officers' coats-.
$8.80 this ssla ,
In light sad dark gray some with
pleat all in neat mix
pleats all in neat mix- ftr psaT
lie 8 to U year tn cheviot.
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