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TJTE OMAITA DAILY BEE; THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1903
The Omaha Daily Bee
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April Is going out wrapped In a man
tle of enow.
In every political combat those who
are not with us are against us.
Julius Caesar, what a temperature
Richard Mansfield carries around with
hlai on his travels.
Worklngmen of Omaha know a hawk
from a handsaw. They can be fooled
some times, but they can't be fooled all
the time. .
Frantic appeals to democrats not to
desert Howell In spite of his corporation
record will scarcely strike a responsive
chord with democratic taxpayers and
King Victor Emmanuel's liveried team
has not yet been seen inside of the
papal precincts and . Emperor William
has concluded as a matter of discretion
to ride Into the Vatican on a hobby
The hemp Industry In Mexico Is to
be stimulated by the Importation of
Chinese coolie labor and with an abun
dance of hemp the hangman's noose
will become a cheaper commodity than
It has been.
The state supreme court of Missouri
has come to the rescue of the boodle
legislature from that state In a de
cision that enables the boodlers to
fasten padlocks on their mouths before
entering the grand Jury room.
This Is a day we celebrate. One
hundred years ago today Nebraska was
cut. loose from the Imperial domain of
France and 114 years ago today George
Washington was Inaugurated the first
president of the United States.
Governor Mickey appointed bis oil In
spectors and rushed off to St Louis to
escape the blessings of the grand army
of applicants, whom he has dtsap-
pi luted and converted Into enemies for
tLo remainder of his official term.
The franchlsed corporations are unanl
ir.jusly opposed to the re-election of
Councilman Zlmman, who seems to have
l tin too Independent to suit their
Ui dons. In this instance Mr. Zlmman
Is to be commended for the enemies
be has made.
Vhen the corporations oppose any can
dlt' ate for office you may rest assured
It '.s not bemuse he has wronged the
M-payera or - failed to discharge the
tlr.los of his office, but because he has
tv- ased the corporations aud refused to
tU. their bidding.
a very large orea of low ba-
roi.H'ter before them, the Bensoulans
en hugging the delusion and bubbling
owl with cheerfulness, while, accord
li ; to their fiike organ. Moores aud
Ki:well are enst down In gloom uud
tv.'Dging their hands In despair.
Vhen the municipal campaign opened
the World-Herald appealed for decency
hia the omission of all iiersonalltles in
tl:o dtscusslou of candidates, but, as
ur vil, that sheet reserved for Itself aud
Its party stumpers the exclusive privi
lege of vituperation and defamation.
Among the reformers who are most
strenuously opposed to the re-election of
Frank E. Moores because of his alleged
tt leratlon of vice are iolltical Pharlsoes
v bone Incomes are derived largely from
t'le rental of hoiues of Ill-fame aud low
dives where vice Is offensively rampant.
All the bragging and booming of the
ltcnsonltes . can deceive no Intelligent
Iterson who Is familiar with political
conditions. Benson can not posvlhly get
ns many votes In the whole city of
Omaha as either Frank E. Moores or
Howell wlft poll In the rlit three, wards
oX the city. The tight Is squarely be-
ta Moores and Howell.
The dedication today of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition will undoubtedly
Ik! the most notable event In the his
tory of St. Louis. The preparations
for It are on a scnlc comporting with
the groat enterprise, which in extent
and coinprebenslvfiiess surpasses any
previous undertaking of the kind. As
planned the Ixiulslnna Purchase expo
sition will Involve a greater expendi
ture than the Columbian World's fair
and in all probability will be equal to
thnt world-beating exposition In the ex
tent and character of Its exhibits. Cer
tainly so far as the United States Is
concerned it should far escel the ex
position at Chicago, at least in certain
Important respects, while the Interest
which has been shown by foreign na
tions seems to assure an exhibition of
the arts, manufactures and resources
of the world beyond anything ever be
At today's dedication there will be
present the highest officials of the fed
eral government, the representatives of
foreign governments and men of com
manding distinction In the public life
of the nation. The dedication address
will be by President Roosevelt and
there will also be an address by ex
President Cleveland. It will be an oc
casion for the expression of the most
patriotic sentiment and there can be
no doubt that' this will be Indulged In
to the fullest extent. The purchase
from France of the Louisiana territory
was a great event In our national his
tory. Although regarded at the time,
even by Thomas Jefferson himself, as a
piece of territorial expansion in con
travention of the federal constitution,
It has been fully Justified by results,
for It gave us an empire that has con
tributed almost beyond computation to
the wealth and the power of the re
public. Jefferson and the men of hU
time could have had no adequate Idea
of what this purchase meant. They
could not have foreseen what would
result from It. Nor did the wisdom
and foresight of Napoleon enable him
to see what were the possibilities of
this wonderful region which he dis
posed of for a sum loss than a dollar
per capita of Its present population
A century ago ,the Louisiana territory
was a wilderness, with a population
of perhaps not more than 50.000 white
people. Now It has 15,000,000 Inhabi
tants and there is not a more Intelli
gent, Industrious and progressive peo
ple on the face of the earth.
There Is every reason to expect that
the Louisiana Purchase exposition will
be the greatest enterprise of the kind
that the world has seen. The dedlca
tlon today will be an event of world
wide Interest and It Is most earnestly
to be hoped that there will be no In
auspicious circumstance to mar or in
terfere with the carrying out of the
BUTTS'S CHAMPIONSHIP OF HOWKLL.
Right-thinking democrats of s Omaha
have long ago discovered that Constan
tino J. Smyth is not a sound nor honest
political adviser. They have not for
gotten Smyth's grandstand play In at
tacking the Standard Oil trust, which
he knew to be Invulnerable, while other
trusts that he could have demolished
easily were not molested.
They remember that Smyth prosecuted
Bartley, a republican treasury em
bezzler, add, with the searchlight of The
Bee turned on the Jury fixers, suc
ceeded In securing his conviction, and
they also remember that Smyth allowed
the sureties on that bond to put their
property out of the reach of the state
when It was his plain duty to protect
the state by attaching the property be
fore it was transferred.
They remember, moreover, that Smyth
capped the climax by appearing In the
courts as the defendant of Meserve, who
was equally guilty ' with Bartley' In
farming out public funds for private
gain. ' Meserve was popocrat and,
therefore, an honest man In the eyes of
Scarcely a year ago Smyth cham
pioned the democratic candidate .for
mayor of South Omaha and vouched for
him as a man to bo Implicitly trusted,
although he knew that he was at that
very time under a grand Jury Indict
ment for boodllng.
Smyth's championship of Ed TJowell
in the face of his Indefensible record in
the city council and In the legislature
as a corporation tool Is only In keeping
with former performances of the sham
reformer and will be taken for what it
When the democratic platform was
submitted to Constantino J. Smyth he
sneerlngly remarked that they ought to
make It a little stronger, so as to make
the candidate for mayor a little inoco
ridiculous. And now Smyth assures the
democrats of Omaha that Howell fits
the platform "like the paper on the
A TRADU TO BE CULTIVATED.
There Is no more Important question
before the American people than that
of cultivating their foreign trade. This
Is absolutely essential to working off
the great surplus of our products which
our great Industrial development as
sures. We are already producing
largely beyond the demands of the
home market. Great as is tbe home
demand for our 'manufactures we still
find It necessary to send a large amount
of our products abroad. This necessity
will grow larger and more Imperious In
the years to come.
We shall find eularged markets In
Asia aud In Africa. Those great fields
are yet to be exploited with Immense
benefit to our Industries. There Is op
portunity in them for vast development
and there is no doubt that American en
tcrprlse will take full advantage of It
Already the energy of our manufat
turers and merchants Is being exerted
In these directions and with profitable
results. The ktatlstlea which show our
growing trade with Chose ' remote
regions ara exceedingly satisfactory
and the outlook Is altogether promising.
But there Is another field awaiting more
careful cultivation that It would b? a
great mistake to neglect and which hap
pily there are signs of a disposition to
iH'stow more attention upon. This Is
the markets of the countries south of us.
These markets are not at present so
extensive as those of Asia or of Eurojie,
but they are valuable nnd tltey arc
growing. We have now a very small
portion of their trade. European coun
tries possess most of It and those coun
tries are steadily entrenching them
selves more firmly and securely there.
Why this Is so Is explained In a recent
address of the chief of the bureau of
foreign commerce.- It Is because we
have practically left the South American
trade to develop Itself. There has been
no lack of agitation of the subject, but
practical measures for the promotion of
this trade have been wanting. The
American manufacturers have not taken
the trouble to find out Just what those
southern markets need and to supply
that need. ' There has been an aston
ishing amount of Indifference or careless
ness In regard to the requirements of
the people , of the southern countries.
European manufacturers, on the other
hand, have constantly consulted the
wants of those markets and hence have
won and hold their trade.
There Is being developed In this coun
try a greater Interest In the trade of the
countries south of us and It cannot bo
too earnestly encouraged. There is a
great ifleld in South America If properly
cultivated nnd while it Is a fact that the
United States is at present at some dis
advantage there, it Is by no means Im
possible for our manufacturers to se
cure that share of this southern trade
which should come to this country.
FALSK lit oxkfaLs: is all.
The campaign made on 4)eftalf of
Erastus A. Benson has from the begin
ning been a campaign of deception and
Imposture. Benson entered the lists of
republican crndldates In the primaries
as a dark horse and his name did not
appear on a single sample ballot in any
ward in the city. The only delegation
that was presumed to be favorable to
his nomination was that of his home
ward, but even that delegation never
cast a eolltary vote for him In the con
vention, but held Itself ready to desert
him for Bingham at any stage when the
anti-machine vote, pooled with the pur
chased Moores delegates, would enable
that faction to secure a majority noin
Benson claims to be an honest man,
but an honest man would not buy I
stolen horse. Benson accepted the nom
ination from the rump convention on
the pretext that the bolting delegates
represented the unbought majority of
Benson is paraded as an honest man,
but an honest man would not resort to
Im'postiire in' politics any more than in
business. '. When Benson sought and
accepted - the populist nomination, al
though he never ,had anything In com
mon with populists, he stultified him
self and became guilty of an act of
despicable political dishonesty. As an
Independent candidate Benson could
have Ingratiated himself Into popular
confidence. As a pseudo-populist he has
assumed the role of an Impostor.
Benson claims that "be has left his
business office to respond to the sum
mons of the people to lead them Into
the greatest municipal reform move
ment ever experienced In Omaha" and
yet Mr. Benson has personally solicited
the votes of the dive keepers In the
proscribed district and pledges have been
made for him to liquor dealers that they
would enjoy the same privileges under
his administration as mayor that they
now enjoy under the Broatch police and
fire commission, which is more wide
open and more lawless than any other
commission that has" ever had super
vision of the police.
Benson Is posing as the candidate of
the poor man, while campaign funds
are being solicited for him by bankers
and chiefly contributed by rebate men,
corporation managers and corporation
While Benson is posing as a man of
veracity and high honor and as an
enemy of liars and falsifiers, bis news
paper organ has emitted more false
hoods and downright lies In his behalf
in the last ten days than have been
published In Omaha in behalf of any
candidate in the past ten years.
A good many good people still believe
that Mr. Benson ls a paragon of honesty.
These people will not be convinced until
after the election that Benson has been
roped in as a cat's paw to pull corpora
tion chestnuts out of the fire.
Ernest Stuht has secured a restraining
order from the district court enjoining
tbe council from passing the ordinance
extending the contract of the gas com
pany for street lighting. This action
may have been brought in good faith
or It may be a piece of grandstand play
in the interest of the candidacy of Mr.
Stuht for the next city council. What
ever may be the motive, it Is a timely
reminder to the taxpayers of Omaha
and voters generally that O. O. Lobeck.
the democratic candidate for comp
troller, was one of the five councllmen
that voted to recommend the gas con
tract and doubtless would have voted
for It If Its passage had not been
"Up with the taxes, down with iho
freight rates," is the battle cry of the
republicans of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin
has no grievance in the matter of rail
road tax shirking or freight extortion
compared with that suffered by the
people of Nebraska. In the year INOt
the railroads paid $1,058,000, or there
alxiuts, to the state of Wisconsin on
their gross earnings. In Nebraska the
railroads paid 1 1,150,000, or thereabouts,
according to their own statements. In
city, county and state taxes altogether.
Tha freight rates In Wisconsin are
freight rates are In Nebraska.
Constantlne J. Smyth arraigns City
Attorney Connell for allowing the Union
Pacific to move its inolder works from
Omaha to Chicago. Who Is to blame
for that? When the resolution to take
legal action to frustrate the attempt
to move the molding plant from Omaha
was before the council seven out of the
nine councllmen, including C. O. Lobeck.
voted to table that resolution. The only
two councllmen that Voted against
tabling the resolution were Hoye and
Zimmnn. Evidently Mr.' Smyth did not
know he was giving a black eye to
Lobeck while trying to hit Connell.
A few hundred governors with their
bespangled staffs passed through the
imaginary gates of St Louis, aud we
are assured by the Associated Tress
that St. Louis faced the situation nobly
and everybody was cared for promptly.
But ex-rresldent G rover Cleveland had
not yet arrived to greet William Jen
Everybody Cones la.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
It Is contended by some of the statesmen
that the decision In the anti-merger suit at
St. Paul was a victory for the democrats.
So It was. That is one of the beauties of
a republican success everybody caa share
Pernicious rower of Money.
Senator Joe Bailey of Texas, who has
Just earned a $200,000 legal fee, will now
be enabled to edge up a little closer to
the vicinity of bla millionaire compatriots
from lesser states with larger bank ac
counts. .The Ends Did Not Meet.
Admiral Schley declare that the only
complaint he has to make of his tour
through the west Is that his hosts made
him do too much talking. It is, however,
to the credit of the admiral that though
his mouth was thus open a good deal he
never once put his foot In it.
Few" of the legislatures are escaping dis
tinction this year. The legislature of Mis
souri got away with a lot of 1,000 bills;
the legislature of Illinois has pulled off a
slugging match and the legislature of Penn
sylvania passed a press muzzier. Anybody
can take his choice of 'the lot.
Saluting- the 9hool Mn'ams.
The town is full of school teachers,
and they are daisies. A school teacher
knows things; she has been through the
mill of angry mothers ' and incorrigible
children. She has had to go through the
mill of preparation for teaching; she has
been compelled to dip into diplomacy and
capture a board of Vducation or a com
mittee of school trustees. No wonder that
school teachers are very popular as wives.
Liability for Rotten Poles.
A verdict for $6,000 damages waa recov
ered last week by a lineman against a tel
ephone company In 'Baltimore. The line
man was Injured by" the breaking of the
pole while he was- descending It. The trial
judge refused to take the case from the
jury, as requested by the defendant's at
torneys on the ground that the employe
should have inspected- the pole himself be
fore he ascended itt' The Judge held that
life is not so cheap that a corporation may
erect poles on the stTeets and permit them
to remain without Inspection until they rot.
The ruling la Important, and If sustained
by the court of appeals, to which tbe case
will be taken, linemen will not be obliged
to take the risks of defective telegraph and
telephone poles without the right to re
cover from the companies In case of Injury.
Seton'a "Hall of Fume."
When Ernest Thompson Seton, the nat
uralist, recently suggested the adopted idea
for a hall of fame at the St. Louis exposi
tion for nftyl worthies connected with west
ern development be named in his list Mr.
Des Moines, presuming that the founder of
Iowa's well-known city was a pioneer. Now
fun Is raging furiously over that proposal
to put In bust form Des Moines, and the
suggestion is seized ' as confirming the
charge by John Burroughs that Mr. Seton's
animal anecedotes are from bis Imagination
The paper at Des Moines says there Is no
pioneer by the name of Des Moines, but
that the words mean "The Mounds." But
an authoritative encyclopedia says Des
Moines Is French for "Of the Monks." How
ever, there should be no difficulty about
securing a bust. Ethan Allen stands heroic
In Statuary hall at Washington, and It is
well known that no portrait of him was
ever extant. Of course "storied urn or
animated bust" cannot call back to his man
sion Mr. Des Moines, but he can be symbol
BO NICE TO BE JOLLIED.
tlnnchea of Snaar Coated Compliments
Passed L'n by Foreigners.
More files are caught with sugar than
with vinegar, is an old saying which some
of our foreign visitors have seriously taken
to heart. "If you want to please the
Americans, flatter their vanity," said one
prima donna to some one who was about to
set call for the United States on a money
making expedition. They have all learned
the trick since then, and the rule has
been conscientiously lived up to. We are
dally being bunkoed by people who have
learned to play successfully upon our con
celt and "sound what stop they please."
How quickly we fly Into a rage when one of
these visitors, neglectful ot our weaknets,
happens to tell tbe truth, or resorts to
criticism upon anything that relates to
our pre-emmlnence. Unanimously the pa
pers take up the case and expound It aa a
The prima donna was right. We ex
pect to be Battered and told that we ar
the greatest that ever came , down the
pike, as tbey say. Hence, we are-constantly
being deceived. In Europe ev
erything relating to the United States Is
alven publicity under two aspects. One Is
for the public and the' other Is for private
consumption. If naval attaches Inspect our
ships, they say in public that our snips
are the best In tbe world, while In tbelr
private reports to their governments tne
advantages and defects of our navy are
discussed In a critical sense. If a great
singer visits us, we are told that we are
the greatest muslc-loviog nation In the
world, but as soon' aa 'tbe singer la aboard
ship on the way back to Europe, be laugh
lo his sleeve and makes merry at the ex
pense of our Ignorance.
We will confess We like It. We wish to
be told that we have no rivals, no peers
We expect to be tbe flattered darling of
nations. We have bees so uniformly sue
eessful. we have tasted so little of the
adversities of national discomfitures In
war. In diplomacy, end In pther del Is, that
It comes bard to be told that we are not
tbe vlcara of Provldonce upon thts ter
restrial sphere, and that we, are not
from 25 to 40 per cent lower
greater than all the other people.
"GREATEST SHOW OS EARTH.
That Is Wkat St. Lonle Claims for the
Project Dedicated Today.
The Louisiana Purchase exposition bullri
ngs formally dedicated today, represented
an outlay of $5,000,000 to date. All the
buildings of the main show and the side
shows will represent, according to St.
Louis estimate, an expenditure of $32,000,
000. It Is evident from these estimates
that St. Louis will have considerable work
to do and considerable money to spend to
complete the greatest show on earth in a
In area of ground covered, In number and
size of buildings and in money available the
project deserves the claim of the advance
agent as the largest ever. Probably so
large a temporary investment never has
been made before.
The total of $75,000,000 Is reached by the
use of figures supplied by the World's Fair
company. The table from which It was se
State and territorial appropria
tions and stibsrrintlona $7,000 0fo
Forpfa-n rovernmenta 6.000.000
Concessions B. 000.000
Grounds and buildings 14.0O0.0O0
Administration and preliminary.. S.ooo.noo
Maintenance and operation 5.000.000
All that now is to he seen at the fair
site represents, however, more than the
$5,000,000. Because of the system of pay
ments for work done' the money expended
represents 25 per cent less than the results
attained. Roughly, then, the casual visitor
to the site today Is seeing about $6,000,000
worth. He ts not viewing one-tenth of the
wealth, concentrated In a fair, that he Is
yet to see If he lives a year.
What at the present has been accom
plished In tbe department of works In
cludes the construction of nearly all the
larger buildings. The varied industries, the
electricity, the machinery, education, social
economy and liberal arts buildings are
practically complete. The manufacturers
building Is about 40 per cent done. The
mines and metallurgy is growing dailv.
Ground Is broken for the agriculture build
ings and the horticulture building. The
United States government building Is also
rising from Its foundations, and the con
tract for the Ash. game and forestry build-
nxs baa been let.
Work upon the central feature of the ex
position the cascades on Art hill has
progressed well within the last month. The
hill Is now shaped to suit the purpose, and
tbe constructive parts will soon be erected.
The $5,000,000 introduced in the table un
der the head of concessions is Intended to
represent the money to be expended upon
the hundreds of displays and sideshows, the
cost of "production." None of the conces
sions thua far let by the fair represent an
expenditure of less than $75,000. Some of
them mean an outlay of $500,000 before the
returns are received. Consequently It Is
considered that $5,000,000 is a conservative
Payments on the subscribed stock of the
exposition are being received at a surpris
ing , rate. The total of subscriptions
amounted to $5,100,000.
'The above represents merely the "show,"
Sums equally largo must be considered
when an effort Is made to gither what
amount of money the world's fair will at
tract to St. Louis and place in circulation
there. To attempt to do the latter, it is
only possible to refer to the Chicago expo
sition. The number of paid admissions to the
Chicago fair was 21,000,000, or $11,000,000.
Adding to this tbo receipts Inside the
grounds the total reachra $40,090,000. Th's,
remembering that the St. Louis fair will be
on a. larger scale. than that held In Chi
cago, gives an Idea of the wealth that the
fair represents and which It will attract. '
The experience of Chicago was that the
attendance waa made up largely of the local
population. It is said that 75 per cent
came from within a radius of fifty miles ot
Chicago. The other 25 per cent represented
6,000,000 admissions, who were visitors. If
each went to tbe fair three times, it would
mean, approximately, 1,900,000 persons. If
they averaged three days' stays In the city,
at $2 a day, It means an expenditure of
$11,400,000. This for board and lodging
alone. Transportation and Incidental pur
chases would aggregate another large sum.
The $6,000,000 valuation upon the amounts
which foreign governments will appropil
ate for the fair is an estimate. The ap
propriations are made as they are needed
by the outside nations and not in lump
sums, aa are the state appropriations. The
nations which have signified th-ir Intention
to participate ere Argentine Republic, Bo
livia, Brazil, Belgium, Ceylon. China, Costa
Rica. Chile, Canada, Cuba, France, Great
Britain, Germany, Guadaloupe, Greeco,
Guatemala, Ecuador, Japan, Kcrea, Mexico,
Morroco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Slam, Sal
vador, Peru, Persia, British Honduras,
Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Jamaica, Rhode
sia, West Indies and Russia.
Germany, of tbe great powers, has evinced
the most decided determination to spare
neither effort nor expense to Insure the
best possible exhibition of German skl'l and
resources. A preliminary appropriation of
$750,000 has been made by the government,
and will be added to from time to time.
German manufacturers have entered Into
tbe enterprise with zeal and promise a
France, likewise, has shown a decided in
terest. A commission has been appointed
and a preliminary appropriation of 750,000
franca made. Japan also is to the fore and.
likewise, China. Tbe former baa appropri
ated $625,000, and China $400,000. These
figures probably will be Increased before
the fair Is opened.
The smaller countries are to be well
represented. Argentine has made a pre
11 ninary appropriation ot $50,000, Brazil of
$250,000, Morocco ot $100,000, Slam of $100,
000 and Ecuador of $12,500. .
Tho figure placed upon tbe value of ex
hibits, foreign and domestic, when tbey
shall stand in place at tbe exposition
$35,000,000 la aUo difficult to estimate with
accuracy. Tbe value of some of these ex
hibits will be very great, despite that tbey
occupy small space, while that of others.
occupying large space, will be compara
The maintenance and operation of the
fair after tbe gates are thrown open to the
public Is another factor much larger than
would be supposed. Two hundred thousand
dollars for an aerial contest, prizes at the
Olympian games and tbe usual awards
these, added to the ordinary running ex
penses. In tbe opinion of Secretary Stevens,
place the total very close to $5,000,000.
Effort now Is being made to keep the
estimate on the grounds and buildings
Ithln $14,000,000. It is in this direction
that the $1,937,000 has been spent chiefly
These sums have gone toward exploitation
rents, exhibits and many minor Items.
But It Is to tbe actual building of tbe fair
that the cash and eenrgy have thus far
A Rlabteona Derlalon.
Judge Orosscup of Chicago, the same who
dealt so vigorously with tbe beef trust, has
enjoined six railroad companies eatering
tbat city against preferring the senders of
large freights to the senders of little ons
Tbe decision supports Itself upon the Elklni
amendment of the Sherman law. But nl.b
out tbat statute tbe judge would hardly
have been at a lass In lavoking the prlnct
pies of tbe comuion law in b?ha!( of so
righteous a decision for defending the e.k
against the strong.
Absolutory Puro '
THERE iS NO SUBSTITUTE
TUTS BEAR IX CHINA.
Springfield Republican: After the Rus
sian note to China respecting Manchuria
no one can doubt any longer that the
czar's government is sincere In wishing to
avoid serious complications for the present
In tbe Balkan peninsula
Cincinnati Inquirer: Japan is said to be
relying on the United States to join Great
Britain In pushing Russia out of Man
churia. Our wretched foreign policy,
which has had the Insidious encourage
ment of Great Britain, perhaps Justifies
Japan In tbe expectation that we will take
a hand In tbe impending problem; but we
have gone far enough in our fooling with
eastern affairs, and Japan is likely to be
Philadelphia Record: Russia is pur
suing la regard to Manchuria the same
dlplomatlo policy that has marked the his
tory of Muscovy from Its begiunlng. The
chief feature of this policy is its unblush
ing mendacity. While professing to have
no desire to attach Manchuria to the Rus
sian empire, every step of the government
at .fit. Petersburg in Its relations with
China has been In that direction. But so
familiar are the nations with the methods
of Russian that not one of them has been
in the least deceived by the latest move
ment of Its diplomacy. ' Tho Russian bear
has been merely licking the Manchurian
morsel in order the more enR'.ly to swal
low It. ,
Baltimore American: It mutt be obvious
that the situation Is embarrassing to this
country. The wheels within wheels are
exasperating. It Is just possible that Rus
sia's demands were formulated with a view
to modification. It Is a favorite device in
eastern countries to ask for more than you
want, so as to get what you want, and
it Is not altogether unknown to western
civilization. Russia, with a slight pres
sure, may be Induced to abandon some of
its demands, among which may be a
monopoly of commercial privileges on tho
Manchurian coast. After all, It is not of
much Importance. The American trade In
Manchuria Is .insignificant, and before It
can grow into anything valuable that
province will be as much a part of Russia
as the territory north of tbe Black te.
Philadelphia North American: The
Transsiberlan railway runs through the
heart cf Manchuria to Vladivostok on tha
Japan sea, with a branch to Port Arthur
on the Yellow sea. The railway and the
ports give to Russia the only possible out
led in tho P.rlflc f iho t,.o ...
. . no cilui -
mous Asiatic possessions. Russia his
spent Immense sums In bulldlne railroads
fortifying ports and developing Manchuria.
Is It likely that It will abandon the . in
vestment in deference to the commercial
jealousy or political whims of its neigh
bors? The perturbed nations will be
soothed with the soft answer which turneth
away wrath, but no one will see the rear
guard of Russia's regiments vanishing
across the western frontier of Manchuria
next September, nor In any other Septem
ber In the years to come.
In the game ot International checkers that
Is being played on the Manchurian board
It seems to be Russia's move.
In its trial spin Reliance showed what it
could do at beating, reaching and running.
The previous cup defenders were, pretty
good at beating.
Mrs. Hetty Green says inattention to
housework is the parent of divorce. Yet
tbo late Edward Green died with his matri
monial bonds legally intact.
Plans are being made to erect a monu
ment to the philosopher Kant In Berlin,
to be unveiled on the occasion of the one
hundredth anniversary of his death, in 1904.
Jay Taylor, who ran the first parlor car
put into service by tbe Wagner Palace
Car company In the summer of 1865, and
has been a sleeping car conductor ever
since, died on Wednesday of last week, at
Amsterdam, N. Y.
When on a cruise, Captain Charles D.
Slgsbee, U. S. N., always takes a bicycle
with him, and has bad tbe pleasure of
wheeling in nearly all the civilized countries
of the world. When the ill fated Maine
was sunk In the harbor of Havana in 1898
There are several reasons why a Rain Coat is more de
Birable than an umbrella. It lasts longer, is less trouble
some, more effective has the advantage of the spring top
coat just as dressy and doesn't fit all of your friends who
happen to get caught in a storm. Used to be considered
a luxury before OUR MAKE were sold for $12.50 to ?28.00.
AH popular shades and mixtures.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager,
Captain Blgsbee, who commanded the ves
sel then, had on board a bicycle, 'which
went to the bottom with the ship.
John Q. Whittler, the Quaker poet,
once in describing the usages of the Quak
ers in regard to "speaking in meeting,"
said that sometimes the voluntary re
marks were not quite to the edification of
the meeting. It once happoned that a cer
tain George C grew rather wearlsomn
In his exhortations, and his prudent breth
ren, after solemn consultation, passed the
following resolution: "It Is the sense of
this meeting that George C be advlse;l
to remain silent until such time as the
Lord shall speak through, him mire to our
satisfaction and profit." . .
SAID I!f Fl'lV.
"After all," he conceded, "what woul 1
we do without women?"
"Well," she replied, "for one' thing, y.m
would have a hard time finding suojvcts
for your Jokes. 'i Chicago Post.
"I suppose you are familiar with Joh i
Rtiskin, Miss Tootles?" .
"indeed, 1 am not! I never allow myscl"
to become fajnlliar with men, Mr. Pear
son. I have not even met tha person y.m
refer to!" Kansas City Journal.
Johnny Is there 8Jiy difference, pa, be
tween sleeplessness and Insrtmnla?"
Pa Yes, Indeed, Johnny, a Krejt deal o'
difference. Anybody can be sleepless, b it
It la only persons who have mme-y an-J h
place In snclety who suffer from Imomnli.
Boston Transcript. ,
Rebecca Father Is going to marry lor
the third time."
Rachel He must be sentimental.
Kebeocn Oh, no; he's Just obstinate
Detroit Free Press.
"What I Marry you?" snorted the riery
tempered maiden. "Huh! What, dp you
take me for?'' '
"For better or wors." 'he repltH
promptly. So they were murrled and live I
unhappily ever after, for. alas! she wis
worne than he took her for. Phlladelp. 1
Press. 1 , .
Cadlelgh Pardon me, but It musct le
pretty tough to be married to a, strong
Henpeck O! It has Its advantages. When
my wife thinks she hears burglars down
stalrx she won't trust me to go down and
Investigate. Philadelphia Catholic stand
ard. .. . . '
LIN' 159 TO A CABBAGE.
New York Bun..
Ah! worthy plant,
Ieaa able flowers.
" 1 " '""
1 entire nours.
1 Although each pet thus kissed and spoiled
Blooms not anew (like you) when boiled.
But, trembling, droops and cow;m.
You show not caste
Nor lofty air.
! Hence artist's stare
On you ne er settles.
Your members vast
Cannot be clawed
CTwould be unfair)
As tender petala.
Yet when did rose e'er grace a dish
'Mid luscious treat of meat and lth
And steam of binning kettles?
Alas! No bard
Nor minstrel grants
The cabbage praises.
Yet, proud. Ill-etarred .
The true Hayard
To other plants
No protest raises.
Cabbage, cabbage! Hall your stalk
I'pon it (lirldget, oring a lorK)
My Pegasus now graces!
.' AW fail
e 2oir HALT Thi HUC-1 1
aV-ubana wine can
CoatS : : :
Fits Like Ours.
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