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ACQUITTAL..OF MR. QUAY..
The action agnlnstSenlator Quay'resulted)
precisely as might have been, expected pyj
anyone who had followed tbe'course of the!
trial, and -was convet6ant,,wIlh,the political
conditions that led to -the Institution of
proceedings. "While it is tnie that some of
the senator's transactions with funds otthe
People's Savings bank; of. Philadelphia, were
not regular, these transactions were not
flagrant violations ot law, nor "has it been.
Bhown that the senator conspired, to .de-i
fraud either the bank, or the state. j
Aside from the legal aspects brthefcase;
the prosecution -was so plainly thcresult of
factional animus that this 'line- or attack
could not but have weight. vrlthAfhe Jury'
Tho charges upon which1 .Mr. Quay' was
tried were more or less openly made more,
than two years ago, but they were not
pressed until near thotaewherijh6fen
atorial election was due? The, coincidence
of this case and the sensationalTonteat
was the result of deliberate calculation
on the part of the political enemies ot the,
senator. Thlsfact was too" patent to re
quire discussion, and too clear to deceive
1UT- . , " . ,
It was- doubtless this plain aspect of pew
"secution that caused Goernor Stone toapj
point Mr. Quay to AH the senatorial vva-;
cancy, as soon as he learned of the vernier,
returned by the Jury. "While It ls'truMhat,
according to precedent, such an appoints
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ate. the action places the governor ofjtne;
6tato In the lightof-an avowed and cour-i
ageous believer m "as weir"a3 champion of
the senator. IUmayreaoliy pe-seen. now,
sufficient public Interestnnay be aroused to
justify the governor In calling an. extra
session of the legislature before the next
meeting of congress, for the express pur.
pose of electing a senator. In such a case
the appointment of Mr. Quay would have
'salutary effect on the contest, and might
weaken the opposition sufficiently to secure
the appplntce'. election, especially as He
has been acquitted In the courts.
There are hosts of good Republicans all
over the country who, because ot their ad
miration for Mr. Quay's marked ability and
great services, and because of their knowl
edge of tho" political spite that has en
tered Into this movement against him,
would rejoice to -see him vindicated in the
legislature as well as in the court.
ONLY A TALKER.
Mr. William Jennings Bryan Is In some
respects an artist, but one fundamental
"principle of art fie studiously neglects. "He
has no sense of the value of a background.
This explains "why Mr. Bryan's words
hae so little-weight. He talks far better
than he does anything else, but his utter
ances have much, less power even than they
once had. This is because they lack a
background, to throw them Into relief.
Words, to count, ought to stand out
against one of two things action, or sl-
lenpp,. "VYIllIajnMcKInley speaks often, but
he does much: his words stand out against
hts'work'. ParneW was a man whose words
were emphasized by his-silence. He never
spokecxcept when "compelled. He rarely
propfiesled. W,heho "faced, the Galway
(electors after crowding O'Shea. down the
"throats of the Nationalist leaders, he es
tablkihed his will, in. two sentences: "I
hold n. parliament for Ireland In the hollow
of my hand;" and "then: ''Destroy Se, and
you destroy tho parliament." What gave
thesaterrtences their power? They followed
a. silence of years.
But Bryan is different. Only one em
phatic thing has come from him since bis
Chicago speech. That was his silence when
he had military lockjaw. It stands out In
letters of fire against a changeless back
ground of ceaseless speech. A leader of
men must work as well as talk. This may
be numbered among other things which Mr.
Br an falls to perceive.
OM3 YEAR AFTER.
Just one year ago yesterday war was de
clared against Spain, and one year ago
to-day the country was Instinct with the
excitement that followed the news not the
excitement of an agitated and alarmed
people, but the anxiety of a peace-loving
nation, for the first time in more than
thirty years face to face with war. The
proceedings immediately preceding .the dec
laration and the declaration Itself met with :
almost unanimous approval throughout the
Union. If there was any criticism of the
admlslstration.rt'was upon the painstaking
and patienittforts that had been made to
avert waY. But the president was heartily
Indorsed andcordially supported In his ac
tion when it becamo evident that a conflict
could not be ao!ded.
One year ago the newspapers were full
of comparisons of the navies of the United
States and Spain. It was conceded that
the war would be fought by sea, ami that
lone before a 'test ofland forces could be
raade the Issue would be settled by the bat
tleships. Estimates of the time that would
bo required to conquer Spain ranged all
the way from two months to two years, .and
not a few inclined to tho latter.
But In less than six months Jht fighting
was. Vt eland Jn less.thaa-ai'car the. final
- treaty of peace was'concluded' by an ex
change of documents" between the two na.
Looking back upon the events and the
sentiments ot a year aso, it Ja Interesting
to recall that many of those who are now
mosVhostlle toward .he fulfillmentof .the
Incidental -obligations-imposed by the war
were "then most Impatient for'the j)reclpUa
tlon of hostilities,. While the admlnlstra
tlon. Imbued with a Just" and dutiful re
gard for peace and statesmanlike abhor
rence of war, tried by every honorable
means to secure a diplomatic adjustment
of the Cuban question, the jingoes, with
extravagant zeal, aggravated the enemy
and,prodded and. annoyed the president and
his cabinet. Now many of these same
men. with the same irresponsible reckless
ness, have set themselves-against the ad
ministration In dealing jrtth the Phlllp
nW. situation, which Js"a, natural. Issue
of the war. and for the adjustment of
which' the United States Is under obliga
tions to the nations of the world, as well
as to herself. The same men who did most
to harass1 "Spain'- andmako .difficult the
processes of ' diplomatic noRotlatlon 'before
the' war' are rjowjndfrectly ,encouraglpg
Agulnaldo and his advlsers'-to'contlnuc the
IjoneleEsTbut" tostly struggle agalnstAmer
lcan control. '
Fortunately for the country, political lines 1
were not closely drawn In the Issues lead
ing to the war with Spain, nor are they
now apparent In the agitation of the Phil
ippine situation. The people were with the
administration then and they are with it
now. The demagogues are In a class by,
themselves. They are the allies of the en-'
cmy. while they pose as the prophets of,
SPEAKER REED AAD HIS SUCCESSOR
The announcement that Speaker Reed
will retire" from congress.jo'yengape in the
practice of law, and' thai it-wlllf'be neces
sary to select n( successor for himias soon
as congress convenes, brings a new and
Interesting element into national politics.
To say nothing of tha successorshlp, tho
retirement of Mr. Reed is u matter of un
usual Importance, as congressional changes
go. This stalwart New Englandsr has pre
sided over the house for many sessions,
and while his course at times has seemed
arbitrary, few incumbents of this office
havp served, with greater satisfaction to
the partles'they have represented or to the
cpuntry 'at large. Mr. Reed li a firm parti
san. In the-higher sense, but he is not ac
tuated by petty motives or narrow preju
dices. Many times,- what has seemed an.
arbitrary limitation -ot lpri lieges and a
close construction of rules hastbeen simply
a? detcMnlnhtlfan'on the"part of the' speaker
to expedite, business, for-, the, man from
Maine, although, easygoing In his personal
habits and manner, Ts an enemy ot sloth.
and he has always frowned upon deliberate
waste ot time In the house. His personal'
popularity is great, even amonghis politi
cal "opponents. Should lie decidg, a'fter all,
to remain In congress, his re-election- to the
speakership would'"be "a foregone conclu
f There is nothing; however, in this an
nounced "Tetlyement to cause any uneasi
ness" in theRepublIcan ranks. The party
has plenty of good timber. There are lead
ers of the house quite' capable of taking
the' Maine man's place. The embarrass
ment will be in discarding so much good
material rather than in selectlng'a. proper
man. Of thpse .who havemfrona time to
time, been substituted for the speaker,
there are half a dozen who would fill the
bill most acceptably. As It is likely, how
ever, that the next speaker wilt be a
Western man, both through courtesy'and
political expediency, the contest will. prob
ably narrow down to the states of Iowa
and Illinois, whose delegations Include sev
eral of the strongest men in the house. Of
these, Hepburn, Henderson and Dolliver, of
Iowa, and Hopkins', Hltt and Cannon, of
Illinois, are all men of the right caliber,
who would be eminently safe in the re
sponsible position of speaker. Indeed It Is
a gratifying characteristic of all .the lead
ers of the Republican party at this time,
that they are not compromised by identi
fication with personal hobbles, economic
vagaries or socialistic fallacies. They 'are
sound statesmen and -safe. "
Mrs. Edith Elmer Wood Is the winner of
a prize offered some time since by-'the
Cosmopolitan or the -fiest? .article-on-the
above subject. -Mrs. Wood- set herself
the task ot figuring out how to live on
an Income of J1.600 to $2,500 per year. To
begin with, she admonishes the mistress of
the household that sh'e must not make a
drudge ot herself at the expense of her
own mental development, '"since it is far
more Important for a woman to be an alert
and congenial. Intellectual companion to
her husband and children than for the
stockings to be mended always by Satur
day night." "Whether "Mrs. "'Wood Intends
for the wife to do the .stockings Sunday
morning, or to put them onto her darlings
.toeless and heelless, she does not say. But
when she plans for using up all the in
come each year and makes no provision
for saving or Insurance, our faith in Mrs.
Wood as a household philosopher Is much
shakeji. Shet would not have received the
prize If we had been one of the judges.
The evidence goes to show that the Fili
pinos are about as difficult to assimilate as
the canned roast beef.
It Is comforting to know that Jefferson's
reputation cannot be eaten away, either by
rust or by dollar Democrats.
Hon. J. Sterling Morton's new political
party is hatching Very slowly. Can It be
that Mr. Morton's .hen is setting on a
Chicago officials mayexpect to be flooded
with circulars from, asbestos companies ex
tolling the advantages of their goods as a
It is. distressing to think .that nothing but
the honesty of" "the Missouri legislature
stands between Kansas City and the In
famous election bill.-
The country-Is' "Bain permitted to witness-
thai lalented-artist, Hon. Matthew
Stanley. Quay,. ln hla celebrated specialty
of lighting on his feet.
After another four years of McKInley.
Thomas B. Reed would be too old for the
presidency. Mr. Reed sees his finish and
acquiesces In it gracefully.
The appointment of Mr. Quay as senator
from Pennsylvania will at least hold good
until the senate meets. If precedent be
adhered to. It will not hold good after that
It may be true, as alleged, that-Thomas
Jefferson played the accordion, but there
is still much to bc'aaid-inMr. Jefferson's
favpr. He never played. "Just as the Sun
When there Is an unbroken line of street
cars from New York to the Orient,--with
a liberal transfer estem, and a 5-cent
lunch counter at every station, the report
that1. Uncle Russell Sage Is going to visit
tnaf-parLof the .world wlll sound less Improbable.'
A. contemporary observes that "Agulnal-
tfo' Is- still leadings the Insurgents from q'
safe distance in the rear." This is a mis
take. He is leading them from a safe dis
tance in front. ,
The real .crime of expansion, so far as
William Jennings --Bryan Is concerned, is
the "fact that expansion Is the policy of
the president whom Mr. Bryan wants to
defeat next year.
t The government shows" plainly "that it
doesn't-expect any- serious trouble with
Germany or any other great power. It has
Just mustered out of service a large num
ber of Missouri mules.
Tha promised retirement of Speaker Reed
will add a still deeper shade of gloom to
Jerry Simpson's melancholy over his own
tumble Into private life. Congress without
Reed would be heaven to Jerry.
. Governor Stephens Is out of patience with
hl3 critics. Why can't the pestersome
critics jjggood and let the gocrnor pro
ceed unmolested with his schemes for pros
tituting the state to his own uses?
The fact that General Miles has become
an enthusiastic golf player is a point In
his favor. It will tend to show that he
was not mentally responsible when those
embalmed beef charges were made.
Mrr jReed has given some valuable years
to the service of his country and made for
himself ant enviable name. He Is a poor
man financially 'and has naturally and
properly concluded- that It Is time for him
to accumulate something for his declining
The enemies of Mri Quay will have what
ever satisfaction there is In knowing that
thcy have made It' uncommonly warm for
the old man. .And they should get all the
enjoyment outof It possible while the op
portunity Is afforded. They may never have
The decision of the president not to call
for the 35,00(( volunteers 'authorized by con
gress Is .apparently well based. The prob
lem In the Philippines is not how to whip
Agulnaldo, but how to overake him. An
army of 33,000 can run as fast as an army
Descended From the Porltnna.
In recounting the marriage of Miss Con
stance Ingalls It was stated by a Wash
ington jjBper that her father, ex-Senator
John J. "Ingalls, came from one of the
old families of Massachusetts. As a mat
tered fact he comes not only from one of
the old families of Massachusetts, but also
directly .from the Turltan fathers. In 162S
Edmund and Frances 'Ingalls came from
England and founded the town of Lynn.
Edmund was the progenitor of the line
leading down"to the Kansas statesman,
who was born" Just "205 jears after the
founding ot .Lynn at a point only nine
miles distant: The' father of Senator In
galls was first cousln.to Mehltable Ingalls,
the grandfather.of President Garfield. His
mother, Eliza Chase Ingalls,' who Is still
living, if we mistake not, belongs to the
family of the late Chief Justice Chase. On
her mother's side, also, Miss Constance
is descended from a Puritan family. Mrs.
Ingalls as a maiden was Miss Anna Louise
Chesebrough, and she Is a direct descendant
of William Chesebrough, one of the early
settlers of Boston, who came over from
England In company with Governor John
Winthrop in 1630.
George's Birthday in Germany.
Miss Anna Marie Nellls, the Topeka girl
getting her finish ot the University of
Berlin, writes entertainingly of the cele
bration held by theAmericans in Germany
on Washington's birthday. The festivities
were held at the home of Ambassador
AVhlto and In a nearby hotel, and they In
cluded speechmaklng, feasting and danc
ing. Among the musical numbers was a
piano solo by Miss Celeste Nellls. Here are
a couple of. paragraphs from Miss Anna's
"On account of the fact that many of
the visiting consuls were unaccompanied
by their wives, the gentlemen figured in
the majority; but I did not hear a. single
lady make the least complaint on that
score. Ladies are so very unselfish.
"We had enjoyed the 'exercises' in Eng
lish, the supper in French, and now all
adjourned to the big ballroom where a
German band discoursed lovely German
music and a very large quantity of Ger
man dancing was indulged In. However,
only the young folks and the older ones
took an actlvo part and none of them
danced much after 3 o'clock in the morn
ing." Not Posted as to- Rabbits.
Captain Tim Stover, of Iola, is now re
ceiving a, visit from his sister whose home
la In Maine. Miss Stover has never been
West before and -her ideas of things out
here are a trifle chaotic. The other day
she was driving In the country with a fam
ily party -when the captain's dog jumped a
rabbit and went after It In full cry. Some
one remarked that the dog would be surse
to catch the rabbit, when Miss Stover ex
claimed: "Oh, Isn't that too bad; but
whose rabbit Is It?"
Rumor Discredited. '
The story haUng gained general circu
lation in Southern Kansas that Congress
man RIdgely Is about to marry a lady In
Elk county, we are gravely Informed by the
GIrard Press that "our bachelor congress
man is quite a ladles' man, but not much
of a marrying man."
Interesting Letter Prom Fnnston,
Colonel Frederick Funston, writing under
date of March 17, to Mr. C. S. Gleed, of
Topeka, among other things says: "Events
have crowded e ents at such a rate through
the past six weeks and there has been so
much of very serious work on hand that I
hae sadly neglected writing letters to my
home friends. You In the States have heard
through the newspapers something of the
lighting and burning ot this eventful month
and a half, but, as cablegrams are very
Expensive, I doubt If the accounts have
gone much Into detail. We are now anx
lously'awal'tins the arrival of papers from
home published since the outbreak In or
der Jthat we may see what news our folks
have been furnished with.
"The regiment fought splendidly and ef
fectively, ani'ln each one of the three at
tacks tt has made carried everything before
it. "It has undoubtedly acquired the best
reputation of any regiment here for fine
fighting. The boys go 'for the enemy as if
they were chasing jack rabbits. It is a
nasty sore of war one of ambushes and
surprises. So far two officers, Captain
Elliot and Lieutenant Alford. have been
killed, and with them ten enlisted men,
while two officers and thirty-four enlisted
men have been wounded; but the worst of
It la that the end Is not yet, and many and
many a Kansas home will be darkened be
fore i we noo' the end of this sorry Tnislness.
That Is the sad, distressing part, of it.
"This is- different business from seeing
Cubans killed. But how gloriously these
countrymen of ours fight! Whe,n I tell
them to charge, which I have three tlme3,
the trouble has been not to get them to
come on, but to keep from getting run over
by them. We are at present occupying the
trenches at Caloocan, three miles north
of Manila, the extreme left of the cordon
of trenches fifteen miles long that pro
tects the land side of Manila from the
"The Insurgents are close In on, our front
quite well intrenched and there is some"
bloody business ahead when we advance.
But that will happen long before this
reaches you; in fact, we are expecting it
in a few das.
"It would take a great prophet to even
guess how long this thing will last. It
may be that the leaders, discouragad by
their recent severe defeats, will give up,
or it may be that they will for j ears main
tain a guerrilla warfare.
"I, am afraid that some people at home
will lie awake nights worrying about the
ethics of this war, thinking that our enemy
Is fighting for the right of self-government,
etc. The word 'independence' which these
people roll over their tongues so glibly is
to them a word and not much more.
"It means simply with them license to
raise hell and If they got control they
would raise a fine crop of it. It Is true
that they have a certain number of edu
cated leaders educated, however, about
the same way a parrot is.
"They are, as a rule, an Illiterate, semi
savage people, who are waging war not
against tyranny, but against Anglo-Saxon
order and decency. Their whole conduct
during the several months preceding the
outbreak was one of Insufferable arrogance
and egotism. They were swollen up by
the fact that our people made too much
of them at first. I, for one, hope that
Uncle Sam will apply the chastening rod
good, hard and plenty, and lay it on until
they come in to the reservation and prom
ise to be good 'Injuns.' "
Supposing your wife should run off with
a handsomer man and you were called
upon to give her description to the police
do yfcu think jou could do it any better
than wus done by a Coffeyville man who
communicated as follows with the officers
"My wife left here last night at 10.30 on
the Missouri Pacific railroad, and she wore
a white straw hat and ai black dress, but
she has got a lot of other dresses wltji
her. They are green, plush, striped and
two silk waists, one is red and the other
is pink. She is with a fellow named A,
M. W., a traveling man for some binder
company, and If you find them I wish you
would hold them and put them both un
der arrest and wire me at once and I will
come on first train. Do all jou can and
you will be paid for It. I am yours, E. S.
"P. S. Excuse poor writing. She is
small like woman, welghlpg about 120
pounds and a fair looker."
SnKKCutive of "Merry AVar."
Some of the scenes described by the
Kansas boys in Manila are very suggestive
of the opera, "Merry War," in which, it
will be remembered, the rival armies went
through-ceremonials together and" fired only
one shot on eafiS'side a day, of 'which they
gave each other previous notice. Captain
Clarke, of the Lawrence company, writes
that one afternoon the Twentieth Kansas
bnnd gave a concert on the firing line.
When the Kansans played "A Hot Time",
the -"insurgent band, just across in their
trenches, plajed the same tune, and when
th Kansas bojs all stood forth and salut
ed "The Star Spangled Banner," the In
surgent band followed with the same tune
and the Insurgents also stepped out and
saluted. "While in the Calcooan church
steeple yesterday," continues Captain
Clarke, "I saw two cannon shots from the
Insurgents, directed at the church. They
fell far short, landing at or near the
'Montana line. The dust the shots created
had not dispersed when the Montana boys
rolled out of their trenches and got the
shell. We have picked up nearly every
shell they have fired, only one of them
The Cat Came Bnclc. ,
At Osage City Mrs. C. A. Stodard was
cleaning up her garret when by some means
the family cat got Into art old trunk filled
with clothing and was shut in tight and
fast. Just twenty days later Mrs. Stodard
was In the garret again and heard the
cat's feeble cry from the trunk. When the
lid was lifted the cat had just strength
enough to climb out. It had torn the cloth
ing in the trunk all to pieces in its clawing
and had gnawed the sides nearly through
In several places. But perhaps the most
singular circumstance was found in the
manner in which the cat took care of it
self after securing liberty. Mrs. Stodard
set before it a big dish of milk and a big
dish of water. It would lop a little ot each
and then lie down for a few minutes, when
again It "would partake sparingly of the
milk and water, and this proceeding it con
tinued through the whole afternoon. If
that cat had been a human doubtless he
would have swallowed all that was placed
before him at.one gulp and before dark the
undertaker would have been pumping em
balming fluid In him. Which teaches us,
dear children, that-a cat in a trunk some
times knows more than a man In a Joint.
Majority That Jack Unlit.
"The big Republican majority in South
west Missouri in 1900," predicts an optimis
tic, oplnlon-molder down in the bonanza
zinc belt, "will be the majority that 'Jack'
Now a Montana Lawyer.
Hamilton, Mont., Is the new home of
W. M. Draffen, who was well known
throughout this part of the state as as
sistant United States attorney for the
Western district of Missouri under the
Mnch Revision Needed.
"If the Missouri legislature," walls Col
onel Jim Barbee. "could only revise some
of Its foolish extravagance along with the
statutes which It was sent to Jefferson
City to look after, it would be on of the
last redeeming features of a holdup which
has become somewhat notorious." ,
Westminster's Ne Head. ,
The new -president of Westminster col
lege, at Fulton, Is John .Henry M. Mac
Cracken, son of Henry M. MacCracken,
chancellor of New York university. Pro
fessor MacCracken, who is only 24 years
old, enjoys the distinction of being the
youngest college president. In the United
States. If not in the world. Hahnji
three yeara been assistant professor of
philosophy at New York university. He
left last week for Germany, where he will
spend the summer.
Competition Not Favored.
A disposition to greet the new telephone
company with the fish hand is manifest
on the part of at least a portion of the
business community In Trenton. The
druggists are said to have signed an agree
ment to withhold their patronage, claim
ing that one system in a town -of that
size Is preferable to two.
Take the-lnarersoll View of It;
The mention of the unique-text, "There's
No Room in Hell," recently discoursed upon
by a prominent Southern minister. Inspires
a suggestion on the part of Editor Mc
Jimsey that, "Judging from their actions,
the Missouri legislators must have gotten
hold, of a copy of the sermon and been
convinced that the preacher had proved
He's a Bnsy Man.
Cattle King David Rankin, of Tarklo,
who Is vice president of the recently In
corporated Kansas City, St. Joseph &
Omaha Railway Company, is also presi
dent of two banks, of a water works and
electric light company and an opera
house company; the head of a general
mercantile company and the most exten
sile farmer in the world.
Well Earned Distinction.
"Uncle Sam" Tarwater, who died at his
home in Ray county a few days ago, aged
93, had long enjoyed the distinction, owing
to a serious wound received In the Mormon
war, of being Missouri's only state pen
sioner, but his claim to special considera
tion by no means rested solely on that
fact. He had been married five times and
was the father of seventeen children.
There's Where the Old Folks Stay.
So attractive and comfortable do they
find life in Atchison county that the old
timers there seem inclined to stay on earth
for as prolonged a period as possible. Ed
itor Dopf, of tho Rockport Journal, and
another antediluvian resident there, on
counting up the waybacks of their ac
quaintance, listed thirty-six fellow citizens
of Atchison county who have dwelt there
continuously since a periodi prior to 1847.
Death of Major Downs' Widow.
The body of Mrs. W. F. Downs, who died
in Chicago, passed through St. Joseph on
Thursday on the way to Atchison for In
terment. The husband of Mrs. Downs,
whose death long antedated hers, was In
the early days superintendent of the Cen
tral Branch road and one of Atchison's
most prominent citizens. Both were widely
known In Western Missouri. Mrs. Downs
at the time of her death dwelt with a mar
ried daughter in Chicaso.
Dr. Drookhnrt'l Klondike Story.
Dr. Harry Brookhart returned to Harrl
sonvllle last week from a several months'
sojourn in the Klondike region. He found
much in that country to admire, the nat
ural scenery being magnificent, and there
is gold, the doctor says in an Interview, in
vast quantities, although he would advise
against going there now as all the best
claims are taken for miles around in the
more promising districts. Expenses are very
high, provisions averaging about 30 cents
per pound, while board costs about J50 per
week. Wages are good, however, where
positions can be secured, running $10 a day.
As the Klondike is located on British soil,
the Canadian government controls affairs,
and does so with a high hand. While
Brookhart Is a regularly graduated doctor,
he was refused the privilege of following
his profession there, and they would not
even give him an examination. This was
the reason for his return.
Trouble has broken out afresh between
Mexico's two distinguished Democratic ed
itor men, the Hon. Bob White, of the
Ledger, member of the board of managers
of the Fulton insane asylum, and the Hon.
Sam Cook, of the Intelligencer, chairman
of the Etate committee and chief official
beggar for the Bryan Democracy. The row
this time Eeems to be over the none too
favorable attitude of the Hon. S,am toward
Governor's Relative Coombs. The Hon. Bob
disapproves of the Implied disloyalty and
promptly goes after the Hon. Sam thus:
"It appears from Dr. Coombs' sworn etate
ment that Colonel Cook was behind the
campaign fund raised by Dr. Coombs, about
which we hear so much. There are othtr
matters along this line with which Colonel
Cook was more or less connected. Cook and
his friends got Brady in and then roared
about it. They got Colonel William
Phelps' money and then jumped on him
with both feet. They got Dr. Coombs'
campaign fund and now are kicking him.
Some of these and other actions of the
'financial manager' strike some people as
being hard to understand, and, to say the
least, rather peculiar. What is all of this
kind 'of 'managing going to bring us to,
From the Boston Herald.
The feasting in commemoration of Thom
as Jefferson by tho Democrats of the coun
try appears to have served no useful pur
pose in the direction of unity and har
mony. The only durable impression left
by these dinners Is that tho Democratic
party can find no common ground on which
Its radical and conservative elements can
meet. In the three years which have In
tervened elnce the adoption of the Chicago
platform the process of unification has been
arrested. The leaders who were respon
sible for that declaration of principles are
as Insistent as ever that it shall continue to
bo the test of membership in the party.
With these Irreconcilable differences so
strongly emphasized a year In advance ot
the next national convention, the prospect
of Democratic harmony In 1900 is far from
encouraging to those who ore looking for It.
From the New York Sun.
In a moment of pathetic confession the
other night, Mr. Bryan admitted that ho
had not judged popular sentiment correctly
In 1896. He had thought, lmpresse'd by the
crowds that came to hear him speak, that
"the silver sentiment was overwhelming,
but after the election "I found," ho eays.
Badly, ""that I had carried nearly every
state which I did not speak In, and lost
every stato I lslted. It Is not safe to
judge public opinion in that way."
Yet Mr. Bryan is judging public opinion
in just'thafway. Ho is predicting the de
feat" ot'the- expansionists Just as cocksurely
as he predicted the triumph qf silver.
He Is just as bad a reader of public opin
ion In lS99.as he was in 1S96.
FronftnYcWcajo News. T
Ifth'ere 13; anything that Americans pride
themselves upon it is the rapid advance this
country has made, and Is making, in put
ting in practice democratic theories of gov
ernment that the more staid monarchical
administrations of Europe are slow In
adopting, while the fact isthpt the mother
country is a long way in advance ot us in
the adoption of socialistic reforms hat are
along'the-Hne of benefits for tho people.
in this oanntrv municipal ownership -of
public utilities has only recently become
popular, while In England there are many
cities'1 that own the street car lines within
their limits and the subject has passed be
yond the experimental stage. The same
may be said in regard to postal savings
banks and postal telegraph lines.
In some, ol the Western, states woman
suffrage' has been granted with more free
dom than an where else, but, as a people,
the English are considerably in advance ot
us in the tone of public sentiment upon
that subject. There are men of high posi
tion in the United States who are pro
nounced In their advocacy of woman suf
frage, but none of them has gone further
In that direction than the archbishop of
Canterbury, who recently signed a petition
which declares that "the recognition ot
the full rights of women as capable citizens
is essential to the establishment of social
Justice and to the wise and efficient govern
ment of the country," and asks of parlia
ment the passage of laws giving women the
right to vote for members of that body
upon the same terms as men.
New countries are said to be rural and
disposed to tamper with experiments In
government, but It appears that. In this re
spect. Great Britain Is far more provincial
than the United States.
For Currency Reform.
From Bonda and Mortrarei.
One of the last acts of the Republican
caucus before the expiration of the Fifty
fifth congress was to direct the chairman.
General Grosvenor, of Ohio, to appoint a.
committee on currency, from the mem
bers elected to the Fifty-sixth congress.
This committee is under instruction to
meet and prepare a bill which will be
pushed as a party measure.
The committee will meet some time in
April at Atlantic City. It promises to do
its work without giving hearings to any
of the financial reformers who would make
radical changes In our currency system.
This assurance comes from Washington,
and is of itself highly encouraging. The
house committee on banking and currency
frittered away no end of time In listening
to arguments in favor of ''credit bank
ing" and other hobbles of those who poso
as currency reformers.
The states represented In the commit
tee are Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Indiana. Minnesota, Texas,
Ohio, Wisconsin and Kansas.
The purposes of the committee are three
In number. First, it is intended to carry
out the greenback suggestion of President
McKInley and Comptroller Dawes by re
quiring that greenbacks once redeemed In
gold be stamped and paid out afterwards
for, gold only. Thus they would go back
into circulation as gold certificates and no
longer be liable to redemption In silver at
the option of the secretary of the treas
ury. As the law now stands the election
of a Bryan man to the presidency could
bring about the immediate adoption of the
silver standard, . matter how congress
might stand on the money question.
The two other purposes of the commit
tee are to empower national banks to is
sue their notes to the par value of the gov
ernment bonds deposited in the treasury
of the United States to insure their re
demption, and to allow the formation in
small towns of national banks on a min
imum capital of $25,000. These two changes
would destroy no part of the present cur
rency system, but merely adjust the sjs
tem to existing conditions. The original
restriction of the Issue of notes to 90 per
cent of the par value ot the bonds was a
wise prevision, for at that time the bonds
were at a discount. Now they are at a
premium. The reduction of the minimum
of capital from 0,000 to 5,000 Is in- the
interest of rural communities. Both changes
would tend to Increase the elasticity of
our paper money circulation.
It Is to be hoped that the Atlantic City
conference will content Itself with the
three changes above Indicated and will
turn a deaf ear to all appeals from col
lege financiers and financial eccentrics
with their manifold "systems" and "plans,"
"conferences" and "commissions."
New England's Fading; Faith Re
buked. From tho Washington Post.
Most of the New England states still keep
up the old colonial , custom of observing a
day of "fasting, humiliation and prayer"
In the springtime, just before the planting
season begins. But tho observance long
ago ceased to bo general. It is marked
rather by festivities that would have
shocked the Puritans than by fasting or
any special humiliation or an extra out
pouring of supplication. In his recently is
sued fastday proclamation. Governor Rol
lins, of New Hampshire, produced an "un
pleasant sensation among religious people
in his section by declaring that "the decline
of the Christian religion, particularly in our
rural communities, is a marked feature
of tha times," and he goes on to say that
"there are towns where no church boll
sends forth Its solemn call from January to
January, there are villages where children
grow" to manhood unchrlstened," and "there
are communities where the dead are laid
away without the benlson of the name of
Christ, and where marriages are solemnized
only by justices of the peace."
The Atlanta Constitution lays hold on
these damaging admissions, and from that
sublime height of boundless faith where it
stands side by side with Dwlght L. Moody
proceeds to larrup the New England Yan
kees fof their surplus of "culture" and
their alleged decadence in religion. This
"culture," the Constitution charges, has
come to ba "a substitute- in many minds
for faith, grace, and even virtue Itself."
Out of this baneful thing grows the "high
er criticism," and that Is the prolific
source of numberless abominations.
But the thing that most excites the ire of
our pious Atlanta contemporary is the
growing disinclination in the New England
mind to accept the account of Jonah and
the whale as literal truth. It Is true that
Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott and many other
eminent divines of great learning and piety
confirm the New England theory on this
subject: but good Brother Moody stands
with the Constitution, and If the old fight
should ba opened at NoTthfleld this summer,
the great evangelist will find our contem
porary a robust helper in time of need.
Prosperity's Dllshtlnar Influence.
From the New York San.
We don't know how much of fact there
is In the report that some of the Kansas
farmers have formed a trust for the pur
pose of putting up the price ot wheat, but
they have plenty of capital and are able
to amuse themselves, albeit the cornering
of agricultural stuff Is usually a ticklish
diversion. An agreement not to sell until
the trust gives the word is said to be the
plan of these monopolists. Can a trust
raise its hideous head In Kansas? Appar
ently. Kansas is now no better than the
rest of the world. Such is the blighting In
fluence of prosperity!
Ready for Another Sacrifice.
From the New York Sun.
The Hon. Jerry Simpson tells tho Wichita
Eagle that "the ambition to be a congress
man ruins many a young man who other
wise would be of service to humanity and
to his country." This is a mo'urnful confes
sion, but It would bo erroneous to suppose
that Jerry regards himself as ruined. He
owns a valuable ranch. He has started on
the road toward plutocracy. He 12 highly
prosperous, but bis heart bleeds for his
poor" country, which no longer enjoys his
services In congress. TO prevent the coun
try from being ruined, he is willing to go
back to Washington In 1900.
In the Frightful Example Business.
Trom the New York Mail and Eiprtn.
Hon. Jerry'SImpson, of Kansas, warns
joung men against the folly of going to
congress. Being otherwise disengaged Mr.
Simpson has gone into tho frightful ex
Not Fat, bnt "What a. Fighter.
From the Chlcaga News.
Colonel Funston, the Kansas fighter,
weighs only ninety-seven pounds, buffell
upon the Filipinos like a ton of brick.
.jmwwiSH! .iF-iKt- .t. i -ffi
AT THE "WINDOW.
I heard tho woodpecker pecklnr.
The aap-saeker ling;
I turned and looked out of mr window.
And lo. It was Spring!
A hreath from tropical borders, .
Jutt a ripple, flowed !nto)mr rooa.
And washed my face clean ot Its sartnwas.
Blew my heart Into bloom.
The bads I hue kept for a UfeUme.
Sweet bull I hare shielded from snow.
Break forth Into-rail leaf and UanI
When iprisg winds da blow.
For the sap of mi life goea upward.
Obeying the same sweet law
That waters the heart ot the maple.
After a thaw.
I forget nj old age and grow youthful.
Bathlngr in -wind-tides of Spring.
When I hear the woodpecker pecking.
The upacker sing.
Maurice Thompson, in Atlantic Monthly
A little figure mores from room to room.
I meet it now and then upon the stair;
It Hits before me through the twilight gloom.
And when I wake at morning It ts there.
It wears a little frock ot quaint design
Mr fancy fashioned It with loTlng- care
Although no needle wrought Its aUtches fine.
Although Its fabric Is hut empty air.
Sometimes at dusk there falls upon my ear
A trill ot baby laughter clear and sweet:
SomcUmes through all the silent house I hear
The hurried coming of Its tiny feet;
And oft I used to plead with It to star.
To tarry In my lonely life awhile.
I know not It Its eyes are blue or gray.
I only know In angel-wlse they sxnlle.
But I hare learned my fate no mare I call
On the wee stranger to abide with me.
For well I know that Suing figure small
Is but tha ghost ot what will neTer be.
Jennie Betts Hartswlck. In Lsslle's Monthly.
AN APRIL SHOWER.
The primrose head Is bowed- with tesrs.
The wood Is rippling through with rain;
Though now the bearen once more appears.
And beams the bounteous sun again.
From erery blade and blossom cup
The earth sends thankful Incense up.
Francis William Bourdillos.
OF CURRENT INTEREST.
What a, Prisoner Wanted to Eat.
A prisoner in a South Dakota Jail wrote
the following letter to the sheriff the other
day: "Dear Sir: Inasmuch as I may board
with you a couple of weeks. I will respect
fully suggest a few points about my bill of
fare. First, there are many things I can
not eat without serious injury to my health.
The following things L should not cat at
all: 1, pork: 2, cheese; 3. doughnuts; 4,
fresh bread; 5, biscuits; S, pancakes; 7, fried
potatoes; 8, pie; 9, cake; 10. no rice pastries
of any kind. Some 'of the chief things I
may eat: 1, rye bread, graham bread or
graham gems and corn bread (bread two or
three days old); 2, meats, fish, sausage, beef.
etc.; 3, any kind ot porridge that is well
cooked; 4, soups of various' kinds, alwayt
good; 5, baked potatoes are the only ones I
may eat; 6. simple-made puddings are all
right; 7, .soft boiled eggs for breakfast
when they are not too dear; 8, a good dish
of sauce, either for breakfast or supper;
9, good coffee, but no tea; 10, a'Uttle variety
in the bill of fare, so a fellow cannot tell
six months ahead just what he la going to
have for supper or breakfast."
Station house bondsmen were vigorously
denounced by Magistrate Cornell In a New
York court the other day. He declared
them to be all rascals and sharpers, who
should not be countenanced. These persona
derive enormous incomes from their traffic,
some reaching as nigh as $50,000 a year.
For a plain case ot drunk or disorderly con
duct the professional bondsmen charge a K
fee for securing a prisoner's temporary lib
erty; but where a felony is charged tho fea
sometimes reaches $50. It all depends upon
the size of the victim's pocket book.
Refused f50,OOO a. Foot.
Four hundred dollars a square foot, or
JSO.OOO per running foot, has been offered
for the corner lot on Broadway at tha
southerly side of Wall street. New York.
In other words. $1,100,000 was offered for
tha premises and lot No. S6 Broadway,
twenty-four feet wide. This is the highest
price ever offeaed per square foot for land
in North America. The offer was refused.
Benjamin D. Stlllman. the owner, did not
wish to sell, and he thought If he did the
property was worth $500 a square foot.
A "Pet" Cemetery.
An exclusive cemetery for pet animals
and birds has been established on the Hud
son river, near Coxsackle. It Is controlled
by the Delwood National Cemetery Asso
ciation. Tha cemetery extends over 110
acres, and is to be fenced in and artificially
beautified. A professional undertaker will
prepare the dead bodies of the animals
for burial and the association will care for
the graves. .
Women Have Dote Palsy.
Some Philadelphia doctors are treating s.
new trouble known as doa palsy. Most of
the victims are women. Those troubled
with the affliction are persons who have
been traveling about the streets, each hold-
leg a chain or cord, to which Is attached
a dog. Tho hand, usually the right, shakes
and swings when free Just as it a dog were
pulling at it on the end ot a chain.
Fishing, like adversity and politics, makes
strange bedfellows. Grover Cleveland and
Mark Hanna. are. with a number ot other
well known men, members of a tarpon fish
ing club which has just been organized in
Texas by E. H. R. Green (son ot "Hetty"
Green). The organization owns a $25,000
clubhouso on Mustang island, sear Rock
Glrard's Soldier Boys.
The alumni ot GIrard college, according
to recent official report, had a prominent
part In the army and navy service during
the war with Spain. In the regular and
volunteer armies there were three com
missioned and forty-three non-commissioned
officers and "101 privates who wero
GIrard college boysj
Zola's Dally Round.
Emlle Zola, in his English exile, gives
the morning to literary work, the after
noon to walking or bicycling, and the even
ing to Parisian and London newspapers,
which latter he translates only by the con
stant aid of a dictionary. He believes that
June will see tho end of the Affaire Drey
fus." Nonconformists' Sew Prlvtlesre.
Since April 1. nonconformists in England
have been able for the first time to be mar
ried by ministers of their own faith, with
out the register's presence being required.
The law thus acknowledges that such mar
riages are religious and no longer civil cer
emonies. Heroism Remembered.
The contribution to the fund for the iup
port of the family of Wtrren Gulon, the
elevator man at theTVIndsor hotel, who lost
his life by taking his elevator tip for "ono
mora trip," in the hope of saving another
load ot women and children, now amounts
to about H.000.
"John PhlUp Sousa has Just completed av
new march, which he calls ".Hands Across
the-Sea," and which will be played for the
first time at one of next Sunday night's
Peanut or ground nut butter has been
successfully made and marketed wholesale,
at 15and 17 cents a pound. It Is put up In
cans of various sizes, from one pound to 109
Vest Pocket Beer.
Beer tabloids are about to be put on the
market by a German firm. A small tablet
dropped into a glass of water .will turn It
into- beer as fresh as If Just idrawn, tt U
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