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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Kehraxka. Tjbuclaa County.
George B. Tzscbuck, secretary of the Bee
rUDUShUig Company, Deing amy bwuiu,
says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
mac Ife of March, was as follows:
I .-. SO.SIS 17... 4 Sl.TOO
I..............81.780 i 81,080
I OSS t 8Xs4llO
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7..... ....... ..aMUSO
I. ...... ;.2,1T0
IS . 29,880
Lots unsold and returned copies... lOsell
Net total sales 959,014
Net average sales 80,5B
. GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before me this Slat day of March. A. D.,
lfcxi. M, B. HUNQATE,
(Seal.) Notary Public
Young Carter Harrison now wears the
wile that won't come off.
Governor Mickey'i turn at the appro
priations not only comes last, but Is be
President Roosevelt may now take his
rest In the Yellowstone to get primed
for his excursion through Nebraska and
If the corporations accidentally fall
down in Retting what they want from
the council, all they have to do Is to call
on the courts.
The corporations and their agents are
always active. The people most be
awake to the Issue If they would pro
tect their Interests.
After the lighting monopoly Is again
spiked down for the Thomson-Houston
company It Is possible something may
be doing for the auditorium. -
When will the managers of the( elec
tric: lighting company . and of the gas
company allow the city council to. hold
a meeting? ."R'111 It be this year or next
A legislative body has the advantage
over most of us in the privilege It pos
sesses of prolonging Its existence after
the time set for Its life's extinguish
ment . .
It Is not often that a bill goes through
the legislature, over, a governor's veto,
but the present Nebraska legislature in
sisted on making a record In that direc
Returning members of the Douglas
delegation have the satisfaction anyway
of knowing that they still have Tom
Blackburn's testimonial to their honesty
Omaha retail merchants are to be con
gratulated on the fine displays of Easter
goods they are presenting to their pa
trons. When It comes to enterprise the
Omaha retailers lead the procession.
Former Lleutentant Governor Till
man of South Carolina probably real
izes by this time that murdering news
paper men for criticising his official
acta la not the pleasant pastime he once
It Is not to be expected that newspa
pers supplied with free electric light, '
free electric power and free telephones
would see anything Improper In the at
tempt of the allied corporations to sub
vert self-government In Omaha by the
use of boodle and the coercion of em
ployes. Remember that the constitutional con
vention call was carried through the
legislature only by the votes of Douglas
county members, who,, after speaking
against a convention, voted for it. When
the bills have to be. paid for this piece
of treachery to Omaha's interests, re
member where the responsibility rests.
And now California Is struggling with
the question whether the use of the
bible In the public schools Is a contra
vention of Its constitutional provision
against sectarian Instruction. For some
reason or other, the Callfornlans do not
seem to be disposed to take the opinion
of tho Nebraska supceiue court on the
same matter as conclusive.
Tho Stratum will contest has been set
tled by compromise payment of 1360,
OOfX nearly half of which, It Is said, will
go to the lawyers. The contesting heir
doubtless came to. the conclusion that If
he kept hi fight up, he would In the
end owe bis lawyers more than could be
realised on the whole estate If be se
cured IndefaaalbU title to all of lb
Undoubtedly the so-called antHmpe
rlallsts will find something to criticise
In the president's statement of what has
been achieved In the Philippines. Por
tions of it they must admit It cannot
be successfully denied that the Filipinos
are enjoying a greater decree of free
dom than ever before In their history.
that there have leen vastly Increased f s-
ellftles for education and thst progress
has been made In the conditions neces
sary to a better civilisation. It Is tin
deniably the fact that, the natives are
being protected in their rvltelous and
civil rights, that the administration of
Justice Is Impartial and thnt the irov
eminent of the Islands Is being con
ducted purely In the Interests of the
These are unquestionable facts, yet the
antl-imperlallsU will point to the
sporadic disturbances created by a few
ladrones as showing that our rule has
not given contentment to all the natives
and will further harp upon the severity
alleged to have been practiced as a re
proach to this government which no
results can atone for. ' It will again be
declared that the freedom we have
given the Filipinos Is not that measure
of liberty which they had a right to
expect and that nothing short of leaving
them to govern themselves, reeardless
of their preparation for such a condi
tion Is to be tolerated. It can be very
confidently asserted that an overwhelm
lng majority of the American people
are well satisfied with the admlnlstra
tlon of affairs In the Philippines. All
fair-minded men will concede that the
civil government of the Islands has been
all that President Roosevelt claims for
It Ho did not say more than is de
served of the men who constitute the
commission and particularly of its
head, Governor Taft. They are able.
uptight, conscientious men. who. ore
performing the Immensely. Important
task given them with a profound desire
to promote the welfare of the Flllnlno
people. It Is a task In which Governor
Taft especially has shown the deepest
interest, ona tne best answer to those
who would depreciate his services is
to be found In the esteem for him
shown by the Filipinos.
Our government is dolus: a work in
the Philippines that is most distinctly
in tiie interest of civilization. The
Islands have had since our occupation
an unfortunate experience financially
una commercially. Congress erred in
not making earlier provision for rem
edying the currency situation and per-
naps also in not making & larger reduc
tion in tariff duties on the m-oduets of
the archipelago Imported into this coun
try. But there V ' soon be a . change
for the better nm ;th iiroeTPsn in tho
Industrial and commercial development
of the Islands will come greater popular
contentment and a general desim tnr
the preservation of peace and order.
men win be seen to better advantage
the beneflclent effects of American pol
icy. Whether or not we shall ever he re
paid what possession of the Philippines
has cost ,1s a question that time only
can determine. There is no accurate
Information in regard to the
of the islands and no certain opinion can
De rormea as to the value to this- conn.
try of their development We have ex
pended In acquiring them and estab-
lismng our control there several hun
dred millions of dollars. It Is safe to
say, at any rate, that this will not be
repaid within a generation.
TBB BATTLE IS ON.
The battle royal between the ' allied
corporations and the people of Omaha
Is on. Five members of the city conn-
clL Including its president, have been
captured and made voluntary Drlsonera
by the franchlsed corporations. These
councllmen are the Identical council
combine Ave who stood self-confessed
as chattels of the conoratlona
when they lowered the assessment of
the franchlsed corporations made by the
tax commissioner and slammed the
doors In the faces of the attorney and
members of the Real Estate exchange,
who appeared before them to nlead for
The conspiracy to break the Quorum
and prevent a regular session of the
city council was hatched In the offices
of the Milwaukee railroad and the
Thomson-Houston Electric Llzhtine-
company. Why the local manager of
tne Milwaukee railroad should lend
himself to such high-handed work Is
not apparent, but In his dunl capacity
as manager of the electric lighting com
pany his undoubted object Is to thwart
the popular demand for municipal own
ership and prevent the submission of
the bond proposition prepared by the
city attorney for the acquisition or
construction of a municipal electric
A more high-handed and scandalous
proceeding has not been witnessed
In Omaha since the Holly water
works boodlers were overthrown
by the spontaneous uprising of its cltl-
sens. it seems Incredible that any man,
or set of men, representing corporate
interests would countenance, much lees
exert their Influence, for such an auda
cious attempt to subvert munlclnal eov-
In the annals Of Nebraska this delib
erate attempt to strangle local govern
ment has only one parallel and that is
the successful abduction by the paid
railroad lobby of a member of the state
senate while that body was In regular
session In 1890. That high crime against
the state was one of the prime causes
of the popular revolt against railroad
rule and .the victory for populism In the
That the rttixns of Omaha who do
not yet wear corporate manacles will
assert their rights can scarcely be
doubted. The majority of the present
city council may stay bought, but no
candidate will be elected to the next
council who Is not known to be free
from corporate trammels and will stand
up and make an unqualified pledge that
THE OMAHA DAILY llREi TIIUKSDAY,
he will vote to submit an electric light
bond proposition as soon as It can be
done at special election, and, If the cor
porations dominate the special election,
then again at next fall's general elec
tion. The people of Omaha will either
own and control public utilities or they
will be owned and governed by them.
TRB BPR1XQ ELECTIONS.
The elections Just held. Insofar as
they are Indicative of political condi
tions, give cause for republican satis
faction. In most of the municipal con
tests, of course, local issues were para
mount,' so that the results are not con
clusive as to the attitude of a majority
of tho voters In these communities In
regard to national questions, but It ap
pears that republican gains were more
numerous than democratic. In the
Cleveland election the democratic vic
tory was due wholly to local questions.
Mayor Johnson made the Issue a 3
cent fare on the street railroads and the
wards filled with worklngmen gave In
creased majorities for Johnson. Local
questions were also In a great degree
responsible for the re-election of Carter
Harrison, though by a considerably re
duced plurality. In Cincinnati the con
test was more of a party nature and the
republicans were successful. Perhaps
the most Instructive result was the de
cisive victory of the republicans In
Michigan, viewed In Its general bearing
upon the strength of parties.
There Is of course no good reason why
in the country at large the republican
party should not be as strong now ns
It was at the last presidential election
The country Is as prosperous now as
it was then, labor Is as fully employed
and receiving better wages and every
thing we are producing finds a ready
market. The policies which the teorle
overwhelmingly approved in 1900 have
not been changed and a republican con
gress has fulfilled, as far as it was
deemed wise and practicable to do at
this time, the promise of the party In
regard to the great combinations. The
outlook for a continuance of prosperity
is most, favorable. In view of these
things even larger republican gains
than noted .In. the elections might reu
sonably have been expected. At any
rate It is shown that the party is main
taining Its strength and will doubtless
go Into next year's campaign with
Buvug uBBuruuce or success.
THE CANDIDACY OF JOBS N. WESTBERO.
"The only safety for munlclnal cor
porations is to make frequent changes of
their auditors." That Is the conclusion
of Herbert Spencer, the foremost polit
ical scientist of modern times. But John
N. Westberg, who has now served three
terms as comptroller of Omaha, differs
most radically with Herbert Spencer.
He proclaims the opposite doctrine and
has gone so far as to declare that the
people of Omaha need him more than he
needs the people of Omaha.
John N Westberg Is not a man to hide
his light nnder a bushel.- For years he
baa managed to keep himself before the
people by explosive self-Iaudatlon, not
In keeping with his record either as a
business man or as a city comptroller.
Had he been content to pursue the even
tenor of his way and attended strictly
to his own business instead of trying
to run the whole city government The
Bee might have been spared the painful
duty of turning the searchlight upon bis
business career, and his lack of sobriety,
which Is doubtless responsible for the
vile language and profanity that char
acterizes nearly all bis talk.
Mr. Westberg boasts that he is the
watchdog of the city treasury. As a
matter of fact the duties devolving on
him have been performed by two depu
ties and several clerks, while be has
been prancing up and down the streets
of Omaha and running-from'1 saloon to
saloon. Mr. Westberjfs excuse for his
scaly business record . Is bad luck and
lack of ability to meet his Just obliga
tions.. This plea Is flatly contradicted
by the fact that he Is engaged in vari
ous speculations in mining claims and
petroleum lands and enterprises that
must have absorbed a part of his in
"But even if the statute of limitations
had run against all bis honest debts and
every hour of his time had been devoted
to the duties of his office, John N. West
berg has barred himself from the sun-
port of the taxpaylng citizens by his
manipulation of the charter by which
the salary of the comptroller has been
raised f 1,200 a year, his bond Is to h
paid by the city and all limitations as to
the expense of the comptroller's office
for clerical hire have been removed so
as to leave him full swing to hire as
many additional clerks as he Blesses at
whatever salary he pleases, while he
can devote his time to speculative enter
prises, Junkets to Wyoming and Colo
rado, with unlimited time for duck
hunting, fishing and other sports at the
JJ.HNSON'8 RENEWED PRESTIGE.
The re-election of Mayor Tom L.
Johnson of Cleveland, by an Increased
vote, will doubtless renew his prestige
as a leader. This was somewhat dam
aged last year by his coarse In the
state election, he having boldy.and vig
orously antagonised the McLean fac
tion of the democracy, and had the
election Monday gone against him his
political star would hsve probably ex
perienced a complete eclipse. As it 1s
ho will undoubtedly recover prestige
and It Is more than likely will dictate
the next candidate of the democracy for
governor of Ohio. He la suspected of
desiring to be the candidate, although
be has said that his political ambition
la at present quite satisfied with the
mayorallty of the metropolis of the
Buckeye state. At all events, it Is Im
probable that he will k the guberna
torial nomination this year, but will be
content to dictate who shall bo the can
didate. Tom I Johnson may be expected to
figure more or kiss prominently la the
democratic 'national' convention of next
year. lie Is one of the "regulars" and
so far as known has no' sympathy with
the .movement for democratic reorgani
zation which Is being promoted by some
of the eastern and southern leaders
As now believed he will endeavor to
secure a delegation from Ohio to the
national convention favorable to the
Kansas City platform and It would not
be surprising if he succeeded. At any
rate it can be confidently predicted that
Johnson will be a, factor In the demo
cratic councils of 1904.
ANOTHER SAMPLE OF SHAM REFORM.
On the night of Friday, April 3,
Robert J. Walker,, a western stockman,
was shot In Garrity's saloon In the pro
scribed district. Walker died the -next
day and a coroner's Jury after aue In
vestigation brought In a verdict that
Walker came to his death from a pistol
shot fired by Tatrlck lleury Jackson.
Detailed accounts of the shooting
were published In all the Omaha dullies
and members of the Broatch sham re
form police commission could not pos
sibly have been Ignorant of the murder,
but no action whatever was taken by
the police board or any of Its members
to close the resort temporarily or per
manently. The Garrity saloon Is noto
riously known to the police and must
be known to W. J. Broatch ns a tough
Joint patronized by degraded men and
women of all colors.
This dive was allowed to run day and
night ever since the crime was perpe
trated, while saloons In respectable lo
calities, and notably the Trague hotel
on Thirteenth street, where disorderly
people are never permitted to enter,
were singled out last Sunday and closed
by special order of i William J. Broatch.
The Garrity groggery, patronized only
by disorderly people, where a murder
had been committed Just two days pre
vious, was nllowed to run full blast
with its diurnal orgy without molesta
tion. . r
This Is a fair sample of what they
call anti-machine reform.
It Is Interesting to note that while Un
American steel Industry has been grow
ing steadily, the British steel manufac
turers have also been Increasing their
products both for home and export mar
kets. Few people, are In position to
perceive the extent of the demand for
structural steel in' all parts of the world
and even the huge figures in the statis
tical tables convey but a faint idea of
It. The area of steel consumption has
been expanding so greatly and so raD-
ldly that our facilities for sunnlvluir It
have not kept pace. It Is no wonder
that the biggest fortunes of the world
have been made;WUt of steel and allied
Mayor Moores declares In unmistaka-
ble language that I If be appoints the
next Board of Hevlew ft will be made
up, of men whojU not be owned by
the corporations, but will see to It that
the corporation property' is assessed at
its full market 'value the same as th
home of the Wage worker. No other
candidate, for mayor has declared him
self on this point What kind of men
will they appoint on the Board of Re
view? .. .
j Ths) Second TJpset.
Philadelphia North American,
The Asphalt trust Is to be Bold at aitf
tlon, and the cout fixes $6,000,000 as the
"upset 'wice." The Investors paid their
pries snd were upset long ago.
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laaWencs a)f Environment. '
Already the demoralizing influence of tha
United States senate has shown Itself In
tha ease of Senator Clark of Arkansas, who,
after a week or two In the national de
liberative body, went home to Little Rock
and whipped a congressman.
Wnat Roosevelt Stands For.
: Baltimore American.
President Roosevelt stands' for hone and
enthusiasm. If anyone can name two bet.
ter things thst president of the United
States could represent In connection with
unquestioned patriotism, let him speak
quickly or forever hold his peace.
Little, bat Oh, My!
San Francisco Chronicle.
It Is definitely stated that the grip mi
crobe is only sixteen one-thousandths of
an Inch In length. It Is not the size of
the microbe that worries the sufferer from
grip, but the power for mischief which It
Good Maxlnt for All.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Those are excellent commercial maxims
that the late Oustavus F. Swift left behind
him even if they carry with thorn a some
what selfish flavor. One of the lot, ho
ever. Is quite good enough for general
use. "The best a roan ever did," ha says,
"shouldn't be his standard for the rest of
his life." In ofher words, never have so
much respect for your own record that
you are afraid to break It.
Come Down of Railroad Officials.
As soon as the New Haven railroad of
ficials receded from the "high and mighty"
attitude early adopted toward their com
plaining employes and began to titlk and
confer with the latter on a common lvel
the trouble at once began to disappear.
So also of the Wibaib officials. Now' tiat
they have found an appeal to the courwt in
vain and have begun to confer with the
men in a really serious effort to reach a
peaceful adjustment the difficulty rapidly
yields to treatment Not always can this
method of dealing with dissatisfied em
ployes bs made effective within the boiimlg
of reason In averting a strike, but as a rule
It will prove so.
Stenography .as utepplaa- Stoue,
Roosevelt's private secretary. Mr.
Loeb, Is naturally brought Into prominence
these days, and It Is worth while for boys
looking out for a career to remember that
ha began lifs as a stenographer and made
his way gradually to his present poaltloo.
Boys are somewhat disposed to give sten
ography the go-by, now that girls have en
tered Into the business so extensively, but
there is always a demand for male experts
la shorthand, and places for them that for
various reasons cannot be well filled by
women. In fact, skill la the art seems to
afford a good stepping-stone for the Intel
ligent, wiasawake young man. Mr. Cortt-1-you
and Mr. Laaiont both served appren
ticeship as stenographers, snd many men
of pronilaenrs In the business world started
la similar vay.
.ATOIL ' U, 190.1.
nni SD AIIOI T SKW YORK.
nipples on the t orrent of Life In tho
The vant number of "grafting bills" pend
ing in the state legislature and the proba
bility of the pnsvage of some of thorn has
awaaenea rvew Yorkers to the necessity
ror a closer watch sn measures sent to
the governor for approval near the close ol
the session. The situation presented re
calls the methods pursued under like clr
rumetancrs a few years ago. Governor
Roosevelt was fearful that he would inad
vertently sign some measures that should
not become laws, A large batch of new
bills was submitted to him, and given. In
turn, to his attorney for examination. It
was reported that not a flaw could be found
In any of them.' Mr. Roosevelt was not sat
isfied, however, and he sent word for all
the newspaper correspondents In Albany to
com to bis office. "Now," he said, "you
gcntlemrn know better than anyone else
whether or not these bills should be signed,
and I would be greatly obliged If you will
give me your opinion on them." The result
of the examination and report of the news
paper men was that about half of thirty or
more bills submitted to them were vetoed.
Another experience of Mr.' Roosevelt with
a newspaper man was when he was about
to sign the Ford franchise tax bill, the con
stitutionality of which, by the way. will bs
argued on Monday before the court of ap
peals. The governor sent for the repre
sentative of the Associated Press, and,
stating that he had determined to sign the
bill, gave him his memoranda on the sub
ject, to be used when the measure was ac
tually signed. The Journalist was a per
sonal rrlend or Mr. Roosevelt's and took
the liberty of calling attention to some bad
features of the bill, urging the governor not
to sign It. Mr. Roosevelt, however, was
not to be swayed, and the memoranda was
telegraphed to the press of the country.
few days later Mr. Roosevelt sent for his
newspaper friend and told him to recall or
kill the memoranda, as he had decided
not to sign the bill In that form. At an
extra session a revised franchlsa tax bill
"A phase of the New York character not
orten touched upon," says a Pittsburg dis
patch letter, "Is its provincialism. This
was brought sharply to the front during the
week by the statement of a prominent rail
road official In effect that PhlladelDhla
through the swift perfection of New York
terminal facilities, would soon become
mere suburb of the seaboard metronolls
Did this surprise New Yorkers? Not at all
Every community In the United States has
long held that relation to New York. To
be out of New York was to be camping
mat is, unless they were In Europe. As
a rule New Yorkers know more of London
than of San Francisco, and more of the
Riviera or the Nile valley than of Kansas
of the valley of the Mississippi. All west
ernerg are "Jays" and "farmers" and all
wisdom Is concentrated In Manhattan
borough. The one great source of shame
! that Brooklyn Is now a part of Greater
New York. Yet, as a matter of fact, there
Is a Bmaller percentage of Illiteracy In
Nebraska than In Boston, to say nothing
or New York; the finest public schools In
the country are In Kansas, and. generally
speaking, the farther west one goes the
Keener and broader minded the people. Is
It not the rule that the cream of the dodu
latlon go out to do the pioneer work of a
community? Though all who stay at home
are not dull and un progressive, all tha dull
ards stay at home. Thus many an east
erner who goes west to shear comes back
snorn, wondering and indignant at the
"farmers," whom he expected to find an
easy prey. Perhaps It there were fewer
passengers for Europe and more for the
bounding "Weft New' Yorkers- would after
their mental map of the United States."
Five thousand dollars to see a king!
This Is a pretty good price for four of them
according to our national game of poker,
An Englishwoman now in New York Is
advertising the blessed privilege of behold
ing good King Edward. She Is a pro
fesslonal chaperon, aid her amiable mission
here la to tntroduca Uncultured Americans
with plenty of money Into the best English
sdclety. A court audience is quoted at f 5,000.
She has personal acquaintance with a
whole raft of peeresses and she will place
them In touch with American girls for a
fee. Really clever girls she will take into
the best English homes, to the race courses,
the opera and all the fashionable entertain
ments of the London season. Oh the charge
will be reasonable for them! Mrs. -Clifford
Is at present installed at the Waldorf.
New York's dream of rapid transit la at
last to be reduoed to a tangible thing. The
subway contractor, definitely promises a
service to Harlem by January 1 of next
year. This means "to Harlem In fifteen
minutes." Up to the present time S24,
480,000 of the contract price of $36,500,000
has been paid by the city to the con
tractors. Of the total length of twenty-one
miles of tunnel 85 per cent of the excavat
ing has been done. In the three years
since work began nearly 4,000,000 cubic
yards have been taken out of the heart
of New York.
The appraiser's office reports that the
Importation of precious stones through the
port of New York for the month of March
reached the total of $2,871,045 In value.
These figures are in excess of those of any
month on record, and strikingly Illustrate
the country's prosperity.
An especially good demand for pearls Is
reported by Jewelers. The Importers of
tho famous Hope blue diamond say that
It Is still In th's country, despite reports
that It had been sent back to Europe.
The chief monument of Tweed's reign of
rapacity In New York la the county court
bouse. It cost $12,000,000, twice as much
as the beautiful hall of records, only a
little less than the great and splendid
capltol in Washington. Bricks enough were
paid for though never used for Its con
struction to have covered the entire City
Hall park solidly to a depth of mors than
twenty-five feet. Yet today the building
Is inadequate, unfit, detrimental to health,
useless except as an object-lesson of the
cost of ring rule.
When the new liquor tax goes into effect
In New York there will be no mora 10
cent whisky In Sixth, Seventh and Eighth
avenues. Even the Bowery Is to boost ths
price to 15 cents. Beer may Jump to 10
cents a "tub," and saloon keepers are
threatening to raise the "growler" to 15
If you chance to see when on a New York
street car the conductor go up to a man
and pass him a yellow ticket about three
Inches long and an Inch and a half wide,
don't make the mistake of thinking that
the railroad company has changed the color
of Its transfers.
Don't snk for one. If you want one you
can get It by Just spitting on the floor.
These yellow tickets are "spit cards." They
are warnings. Hers Is what they say:
You ara violating the law against
spitting. You are subject to a tins
or Imprisonment, or both.
By order of the Hoard of Health.
K. J. l.KDKKLK, Presldaut.
Every time a person spits on the floor of
the car It Is the duty of the conductor
to step up, without a word, and hand him
or her en of the cards. It will not only
warn the passenger of his Clime, but It will
notify every other paseeager in ths ear that
the Individual has just offended against ths
lav aad against deceacy.
THERE IS HO SUBSTITUTE
VSEFIXHESJ OP A BIO STICK."
A StroasT Kavy Only of tho Elements
of American Greatness.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick you
will go. far." The president quoted this
old adage at Chicago ths other night in
connection with our naval policy and the
Monroe doctrine. "If the American na
tion," he said, "will speak softly and yet
build and keep- at a pitch of the highest
training a thoroughly efficient navy, tha
Monroe doctrine will 'go far.' That doc
trine." he added, "is not International law,
and though I think one day It may become
such, this is not necessary as long as It re
mains a cardinal feature of our foreign pol
icy and as long as we possess both the will
and tbe strength to make It effective."
It is advisable, for many reasons, to have
"a thoroughly efficient navy," and that
teems to be the settled purpose of tha
American people. Since the work of eon
structlng modern ships was begun under
President Arthur and Secretary Chandler
by the building of Chicago, Boston, At
lanta and Dolphin, there has been no halt
lng. We have gone as fast and as far as we
should In that space of time, and we shall
move steadily forward. The nation that
would have a good navy must not pause in
construction Snd remodeling. It Is one of
the most expensive of all national necessi
ties. It is, however, less expensive and
safer to keep a navy strong and efficient
all the time than to let it fall off from con
cert pitch- and bring It up again in an
But the bigness of our "big stick" con
sists less In fighting apparatus and fighting
men, essential as they are, than in other
elements of greatness that have given this
republic Its indisputable primacy in the
family of -nations. Our material resources
and our ability to make the best use ef
them, coupled with our traditional policy of
fair treatment of all countries, make us
strong alike In war and peace. There are
few spectacles more absurd and, to the
moralist, more pitiful than that of a na
tion with third-class resources posing as a
first-class 'power and 'maintaining a com
paratively strong navy by. the most cruelly
oppressive taxation. The latent power of
the United States, its known ability to raise
and equip armies and to buy or, build ships
and guns at short notice, Is the greatest
factor In onr defenses.
PER SO WAX, KOTBS.
King Edward was pelted with rose leaves
at Lisbon Saturday. This Is a distinct Im
provement over the fashion of throwing
When the authorities ' of Hoboken de
cided to tax Hetty Green for her dog
they probably did not . know that they
doomed the dog.
Sir . Cheng Tung Liang Cheng, Chinese
ambassador, has arrived In Washington,
His is a name that ought to go ringing down
tbe corridors of time.
Bishop Conaty, the retiring rector of the
Cathollo University of Washington, will be
given a banquet by prominent residents
of the district on Easter Monday. -
Dr. Julius Boeckelmann, German physi
cian and scientist, who went to Patagonia
eight years ago to study the conditions of
the country, says the Pstagoniens will be
extinct In a few years.'
The Rev. Dr. Punk, famed as the editor
of a dictionary, says he has communicated
with the spirit of Henry Ward Beecher.
In the bright lexicon of Punk Is there no
such word as "flubdub?"
George Washington Tuttle, one of ths
founders of the Psi Upsllon fraternity,
died at Bath. N. Y., on Friday. General
Edward Martlndale of San Diego, Cal., Is
the only survivor of tha original seven.
Prof. M. I. Pupln of Columbia college, the
Inventor of the ocean telephone, la building
a large villa and expending thousands of
dollars developing hundreds of acres of
marshy and . rocky land near Norfolk.
Rear Admiral George W. Melville, the
engineer. ln-chlef of the United States navy,
who reached the retiring age a couple of
months ago. Is to be retired on active duty
as chief of tbs bureau until January 10
Public" memorials to engineers are not
very common. One In honor of Sir Joseph
Basalgerte, placed on the facs of one of the
pedestals of the Victoria embankment, was
recently unveiled in London. It consists
of a handsome mural monument wrought In
veinea oiouian marble, containing a por
trait bust In bronze of the eminent, engineer.
Until Saturdaj to make your Easter purchase. We
take it for granted you intend to make one. If if
a top coat, a suit, a pair of trousers or a waist coat
there might be some slight alteration to be made'
that will need a little time These are the early nur'.
chases, we advise. Hats, neckwear, gloves, shirts
underwear, etc., are different. We can always suit
and fit you in a moment's time.
No clothing fit like our& ,
GROWTH OF TOTS COFTBB HABIT.
Baoranoas Cross Drives Prions to tho
Lowest on ReoosnV
Nsw York World.
The fall of the price of eoffeo In the New
York market to the lowest point on record,
due to a heavy Braslllan crop coming upon
the heels of enormous importation last
year, evils attention to the surprising
growth at the coffee habit.. ,'
In 1902 for the first time in our history
we Imported more than 1,000,000,000 pounds
of coffee, at a bulk cost of more than $70.
000,000 and a probable retail price to cus
tomers of nearly three times that sum.
This was a supply of' nearly twenty pounds,
at a retail cost of about M, for every per
son In the United Btates above 10 yearsV
of age; It Indicates a use which has ouadl
rupled in one generation and is now almost
In the source ot supply great changes
have taken place. When "kauphy" was
first drunk la London It came undoubtedly
from Arabia, which remained the sole
source of snpply up to about 1700 A. D.
Today our "Java and Mocha mixed" proba
bly never saw Java and most assuredly
never saw Mocha. Brazil alone gave ua 85
per cent of Our 1902 supply, and Mexico!
the West Indies and other Central andl
South American countries 12 per cent Ths
East Indies supply about 1 per oent and
"other Asia and Oceantca," Including
Arabia, the home of the coffee cult, furnish
only 1 pound in 256. The Greek monks on
the Isthmus ot Sinai themselves drink Bra
zilian coffee, so complete is the "Ameri
cas invasion" of the world's market of the
fragrant brown berry.
She I wonder why so few women stutter?
He They haven't the time to. Detroit
"I understood vou to sav tho house
a brownstone front." snld the ho-jsa hunter.
"Oh! no," replied the slick real estate
man, "I told you It was a brown front"
"Huh! it's nothing but plaster painted."
"True, hut lt'a nil hanri-rmlntawl ''Phila
delphia. Pre,"' " '
' He-Mlss Wilmingtonas this only1 daugh
ter of your -mother. I aiinnAae van tk m.
keen Interest In her happiness?
one mosi assuredly, hy7
He Oh. I onlv wanted to Vnnw If vnu
would like her to have ma for a son-ta.lmir-
New York Times.
"Walter!" called the Impatient guest. .
'Yes, sir," said the obsequious servant.
"Sems to me tha.t niiiii I nrriaraA la a
mlsrhty long time gnttlhg to m."
"Yes, slr,T' said the waiter with much ro
apectj "but (deferentially) you will pardon
me, I trust. If I remind you that you or
dered turtle soup." Judge.
"You think that negro melodies win af
ford the Inspiration for the American tnualo
of tho future?" said Mr. Cumrox.
"That Is my opinion," answered tho ami.
"Well, I'm glad to hear It. I always told
mother and the girls they ought to trade
on. mai grana piano ror a bailee." Wash-,
"Father." said the vouth. "wfca
' race isV
understanding of the saying, 'Tho
not always to the swift?' "
"Practically, my son." replied tho wise
rather, "It means that in the raoo ol life
ths fast man don't usually ooma out
ahead."-Phlladelphla Press. Ul
"Lot me get at him!" exclaimed the wild
eyed man, trying to force his way throuah
the crowd surrounding tbs president.
mop mm: snouted one of the a-aards.
"He's an anarchist!"
"Anarchist be darned!" uM ..-
VUHUl VII, -VMlLfl v 1 HU UJlfX.
HOW 0H1S DRRIIBD.
A blossom of soma kind crowned her head
No botany names It, I am sure. ,
It lust grew out of the Ufa she led. '
And so It was neat and fair and pure. '
'Twaa light as a rose-leaf, and as fresh
As a new-blown daisy's dewy eye-
In many a dainty curve and mesh
It held the tints of a smiling sky.
Its beauty I'm tempted to compara
With the honest face It shaded slightly.
But no, I must not, I will not daro
Let comparison make ths hat unsightly.
Some texture soft as ths finest rucha
T II.. Jl ..At' . i .
uurnin uuwn Vila DlOOnDtSRU
Lay round her neck In a circling blush
As fair, almost, as tha cheeks above,
The gown was light, of medium length.
Not made to ruin tha health and strength.
Or sweep ths dust and filth ot tha street.
It blended colors, modest and few,
I liken to bluebird, thrush and llnnat;
But. better than all to me, I knew
That herself, ber own sweet self, was
In all was the touch of character,
TVia htuheat merit in krnmnn'a 4a
Its delicate charms were lent by her.'
i u u wu ma uiuuin vi loveliness
' BERIAH H. COCHRAN.
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