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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1899.
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There may be diplomatic reasoas for
President Jouaust's refusal to admit as
evidence the testimony of the German and
Italian military attaches, for whose depo
sitions Counsel Laborl had asked Emperor
William and King Humbert respectively;
bnt to the outside world this refusal will
appear as an extreme evidence of the par
tiality of the court, or, more particularly,
of President Jouaust It has seemed for
tomt time that the conviction of Dreyfus
has been a foregone conclusion, judging
from the attitude of the court Then again
hope would be Inspired by the overwhelm
ing evidence of the accused's Innocence.
To say the least. It Is very uncertain
whether the great trial will be determined
on Its merits, or whether It will be dis
posed of finally In the Interests of the
army and the ostensible Interests of
France. This last refusal, coming after
eo many other rejections of the same kind,
Is a serious blow to the hopes of the pris
oner's friends and s mpathlzers, especially
as this same trial has established prece
dents that would not be ilolated by the
admission of Schwartzkoppen and Panlz
zardi as witnesses.
THE "XEED" OF 9IORE POLICEMEN.
The Democratic police commissioners
have asked the council to appropriate suf
ficient money to Increase the police force
by thirty patrolmen, basing their claims
upon the fact that Kansas City has grown
much more rapidly than the police force,
8iid Is now without adequate protection.
This application Is not made under the ob
jectionable provisions of the new Cleary
law, but in regular form, which, on Its
face, is something of a concession in the
It is a fact, however, that there are other
departments in the government of Kansas
City whose needs are quite as urgent as
the police department's, but because of a
lack of revenue which would be ample for
all reasonable demands but for the parti
san maneuvers of the Democrats who con
trol Jackson count it Is not feasible at
this time to accede to the request of the
Incidentally, it Is a rather singular coin
cidence that the rowdjlsm on the Paseo
should come simultaneously with the peti
tion for an addition to the police force.
Open air concerts have been given for some
time, and hitherto without any disturbance
of this kind. The disturbers of Tues
day night made quite a sensation, but not
even one of them was apprehended, and
probably not one of them will ecr be
brought to justice. The disturbance cre
ated and tho lnabll$y of the police to
"cope with the situation," would seem to
be a good thing to create sentiment In fa
vor of a larger force.
AGL'INALDO AS A HERO.
Edward E. Atkinson, Congressman Lentz
and some of the others who have been
making a. hero of Agulnaldo, comparing
him with George Washington, Patrick
Henry and other Revolutionary heroes,
should read Mr. John Barrett's opinion of
the Filipino leader. Mr. Barrett, as min
ister to Slam, was closely In touch with
the Philippine situation and had some op
portunities to make a personal study of
the rebel who has caught the sympathies
of a few Americans whose coating of
patriotism is easily penetrated. Mr. Bar
rett calls attention to these facts: That
Agulnaldo, In 1S9G, accepted a brlbo of $100,
O) from the Spanish government to leave
the Philippines and forsake tho cause for
which Mr. Lcntz thinks he had fought so
unselfishly; that he appropriated most of
tho money to his own use, and was sued
by some of his fellow patriots, both of
which facts are matters of recorded his
tory; that he refused to exchange Lieuten
ant Gilmore and follow prisoners of the
navy when he wr'aked to do so as a
matter of humanity by Admiral Dewey;
that he permitted and favored the publica
tion of papers and circulars that lied about
America" and ho persistently misled his
people by telling them that Dewey recog
nized riliplno Independence when he knew
that the admiral had never done so In any
Instead of being a patriot. Aguinaldo Is
the commonest port of mercenary advent
urer He Is not even to be disced as a
soldier of fortune. He sold out his "cause"
to the Spaniards for $400,000, and consider
ing the greater danger to which he is x
poscd In lighting the United States arm,
could probably be purchased for one-fourth
that sum, or less. If the government were
In the business of buying off rebels. He
has manuged to retain his army b the
most tjrannlcal rule on the one hand and
bj the grossest misrepresentations on tho
other. He has fo persistently lied about
the conditions and prospects In this coun
try to his Ignorant followers that most of
tljem doubtless believe thew is iu he a
revolution In the United States and that
tomchovv the Filipinos are to become in
dependent and prosperous as a result. His
most flagrant misrepresentation is that the
Democratic party is soon to be restored to
power and that as a result all Filipinos
will be rewarded for their, battles against
tho American flag. Although such a rep
resentation Implies that the Democratic
party Is hoping for the defeat of American
arms, strangely enough there has been no
party denial of the assumption In Agul
WHAT EXPANSION IS DOING FOR
It appears that the English are quicker
than our own people to catch the full sig
nificance of the enormous expansion of
American industries. In the Bankers
Magazine, London, Mr. W. It. Law son
tells his English readers that there is real
substance to the American boom, and
that the three ears since President Mc
Kinlc's inauguration have been marked
with -o much advancement that any Old
World country might be pleased to ac
complish as much In as man decades.
"Territorial!, " sas Mr. Lawson, "the
American Union has expanded, and in a
still greater degree have the minds of the
people. It has adopted broader views of
the world and Its relations to other states.
The term 'expansion,' now so frequentl
in its mouth, lias acquired a higher mean
ing than formerl. Previous to the war
with Spain tho only expansion which the
Americans understood or cared about was
commercial. They wished to have nothing
to do with other states except in the wa
of trade. But their sudden conversion into
a colonial power has given a new stimulus
to their Industrial energj. It has kindled
a higher ambition among them to measure
themselves against the rest of the world,
politically as well as industrially. And so
far from Interfering with their commer
cial emulation the expansion sentiment
seems to have quickened and strengthened
It was known long before the McKinle
boom, sajs Mr. Lawson, that America was
possessed of a marvelous productive en
ergy, but ho doubts If an body abroad en
tirely appreciated It until the stimulus of
expansion had brought the American peo
ple to reveal themselves. In agriculture It
had been admitted for many ears that
the United States could lead the world, not
only In the matter of production but also
In the remarkable facility with which our
people handled their crops, but it was be
lieved abroad until very recently that In
manufacturing and kindred Industries Eu
rope would be able to hold her own. "But,"
sas Mr. Lawson, "it Is now apparent that
in few if any of the fields of human ac
tivity can Europe successfully competl.
In metal work and machinery of the high
est class even England seems no longer
to hold her own. She has been slow com
pared with the Americans to adopt Im
provements, to enlarge her workshops and
plant, and to extend her operations. The
McKlnley boom has placed the United
States well ahead of all the countries in all
the chief branches of metal industry. The
supremacy which we enjoed for so many
ears has passed over to them almost
without a struggle. They are row, by a
long was, the greatest producers of p'g
iron. Their output for several months
past has been at the rate of 14,0u0,000 tons
per annum, while with all our furnaces in
full blast we can produce only about 9,000,
000 tons a ear."
And while speaking of this Iron Industry
it may be Interesting to note that McKlnley
Is the first president of the United States
to find during his administration an in
crease of 60 per cent In one of the chief
industries of his country. In the car of
his election the output of pig iron was
S.600,000 tons, and this ear it Is 5,500,000 tons
more. Commenting on this branch of
American progress Mr. Lawson says: "In
manufactured Iron the Americans have se
lected certain specialties on which the
concentrate all their skill and resources.
In railroad materials they have of late car
ried ever thing before them. Their steel
rails, bridges and locomotives are In world
wide fashion, and even England Is no long
er able to resist their much vaunted at
tractions. Baldwin engines will short! be
seen at the head of Great Northern and
Midland expresses. They are already well
known in India and Australia, and the first
through train across Siberia to the Pa
cific will probably be drawn by a Bald
win. Several large contracts for rails have
lately been obtained from the Russian gov
ernment, and the latest which has fallen to
the Carnegie company is a prize of Oriental
magnificence. If the quantit stated 1M),003
tons be correct, It will be the largest or
der of the kind ever given, and It Is doubt
ful If any but an American mill could have
undertaken It Our steel rail mills profess
to be as busy as the -Americans, and to be
onl losing orders they could not execute
for ears to come, but It hardly accords
with that explanation that their produc
tion declines almost at the same rate that
the American production increases. In a
few jcars the Americans have overhauled
and shot ahead of us so thoroughly that
they can now make and sell more than
double the quantity of steel rails we can.
We may well rub our ees and ask If It be
true that there are ironmasters still alive
among us who built American railroads
with English steel and financed them with
English money. The tables have been
turned on us Indeed since the late Mr.
Craw shay supplied the rails for the oilg
inal line of the Illinois Central and took
payment for them in 7 per cent land giant
And Mr. Lawson" thinks the dlsparlt be
tween the United States and older coun
tries will be even greater as the ears pass
along. He holds that the annexation of
Hawaii, Porto Hlco and the Philippines
will have a wonderful awakening power on
the giant of the Western hemisphere. Al
rcad It has directed the alert gaze of the
American people toward those opportuni
ties In the Orient toward which they for
merl looked with Indifference. It has
brought about an era in American history
like which there is nothing In tr- history
of any other countr, and, while the in
spiration may seem strange and msterIous,
it nevertheless Is tangible to the European
understanding, and the statesmen of the
Old World marvel greatly that anyone In
America can fall to recognize and appre
ciate the greatness which territorial ex
pansion has brought and et is to bring.
EDITOR! L NOTES.
Whatever goes up must come down, and
the mercury happil is no exception.
Colonel Br an ma stick to silver as close
ns he pleases. General Coxc finds zinc
the more profitable metal
John It. McLean cannot make much of a
calami! campaign in a state where his
money Is circulating so freely and abund
It seems that heroic Admiral Dewey
faces a photographer's camera quite as
bravel as he faced the Spaniards' cannon.
Mr. Br an and the Republican party are
together In one thing. They are both anx
ious for the Democrats to readopt the Chi
cago platform. j
"Where Jury Bribing Begins," Is the title
of an article in a Chicago paper. We don't
know where it begins, but we know a crim
inal court where it flourishes.
Adali Stevenson declares that free silver
will win next ear. This declaration is
chief! useful in correcting an Impression
that Adall Stevenson is dead.
Perhaps we should not find fault with Mr.
McLean, of Washington, for wanting to
hold office In Ohio when so man Ohio men
are holding office in Washington.
Having demonstrated that the country at
tains Its greatest prosperity on a gold ba
sis. Republicans are not at all loath to
come out opcnl for the gold standard.
In the opinion of Hon. William Joel
Stone, the corporation agent who doesn't
keep the amount of his campaign contri
bution secret is worse than the voter who
won't stay bought.
Colol Jouaust is greatly annocd by
the unreasonable demands of M. Laborl.
Labor! persists in asking that witnesses be
examined whose testimony would establish
Thomas B. Reed was unquestionably a
very strong and vigorous speaker of the
house, but congress once got along quite
successfully without him and It will
doubtless be able to do so again.
The discovery of the North pole would
be most interesting, but no news from that
quarter could be more welcome than the
breeze which came from that direction last
The Republican party tells the country
Its policies are good, but it doesn't stop
there. It goes ahead and proves It. It
demonstrated that the protective tariff Is
a good thing. It demonstrated that sound
money Is a good thing. And it will demon
strate satisfactoril that national expan
sion Is a good thing.
As we understand the police department,
poker games cannot be wholly suppressed
andfthe best that can be done is to confine
them to a certain circumscribed locality.
The locality to which they are confined Is
that which embraces the business heart of
the cit. An one who opens a game out
in the suburbs does so at his peril.
Tho only serious fault ever found with
the Kansas City school board was on ac
count of Its secret sessions. If the park
beard falls- Into the secret session habit
it will subject Itself to the same sort of
criticism In still more vigorous form. There
Is no reason why any city board should
keep Its proceedings from the public It Is
chosen to serve, any more than the cm
ploes In a mercantile establishment should
keep their actions from the proprietors.
The board may do nothing wrong in its
secret sessions, but It invites suspicion
and it should not feel chagrined If the in
vitation is promptly accepted
Host He Kept Ills Promise.
A Topeka man has promised his wife
faithfully to name his new silver mine in
New Mexico after her. Last week she saw
the printed letterheads of the new mine
for the first time, and instead of the pretty
name of Marie Louise she found It called
"The Holy Terror."
Only Iry Perslflnffp.
The Iola Register explains that when
John J. Ingalls aid all the doctors are
born butchers who should have been stifled
In their cradles, he was only indulging in
airy persiflage and did not expect to be
taken seriously. And now the question Is,
who has been taking the Hon. John J. se
riously? masted Hopes.
The first splendid line In the Atchison
corn carnival advertising announces that
"all drinks will be free to the people," but
hope is dashed in the second line, which
maunders idiotically about barrels tilled
with Ice water on every corner.
The "Ilenler" In Atchison.
"Two Englishmen," says tho Globe, "are
In Atchison 'curing' people. They dres
alike. In linen clothes, and walk the streets
bareheaded. Ever' day and evening they
appear on the streets to heal the sick.
One of the men takes hold of a patient's
hand, and looks heavenward, with an ex
pression on his face that must remind peo
ple of a sick calf. We never saw a sick
calf, but we have often heard of the ex
pression, and the healer this morning made
us think of it. The patient was a woman.
Then the healer placed his hand down the
back of the woman's neck, and next fum
bled her ears The woman then gave the
healer a handkerchief, which1 he 'blessed'
by looking heavenward again with an ex
pression on his face that was Intended to
be thoughtful and divine, but which was
really sill. His partner don't do anything,
but had a basket, to accommodate those
who wished to give money. No money
was taken In while the reporter was pres
ent In this enlightened age a man or
woman should be ashamed to express con
fidence In such methods This sort of
thing is as bad as witchcraft. The healer
who stands around and handles the collec
tion basket looks like Bill White."
One hundred and eight -seven ears ago
this week the Trench government ceded
the whole province of Louisiana to An
thony Cro7Rt, with the right to import one
cargo of African slaves each ear, and in
this grant tho Mississippi river Is called
the Missouri; the "MIssours" river Is
called the St rhlllp, and the Oubache river
is called the St. Jerome. One hundred and
sixteen jcars ago this week the definite
treaty between England and the United
States was signed at Paris, giving us sov
ereignty as far west as the Mississippi
river. One hundred and nine cirs ago this
week Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson
advised President Washington thit rather
than see Louisiana and Florida added to
the British domain the United States
should join actively in the general war
then impending in Eurore showing that
the father of the Democratic party was
not afraid of "militarism" and besides was
a whooping old expansionist. Nlnetv-nlnc
ears ago this week Napoleon and the
king of Spain commenced the negotiations
which transferred Louisiana to France.
Ninet-slx ears ago this week President
Jefferson wrote to his attorney gcucial
telling hirrf to stop his talk about the con
stitution forbidding expansion, "as I find
but one opinion about shutting up the con
stitution for some time," and just one
month later congress ratified with a de
cisive vote the annexation of Louisiana.
Sevent-two ears ago this week Napo
leon Boone, a grandson of Daniel Boone,
was born In Jefferson count, being the
first white child born In Kansas, his father
being a teacher of farming to the Kansas
Sixty-six ears ago this week a treaty
was, completed with the Pawnee Indians
which surrendered all of Northern Kansas
to the jWhltcs. Fort -five ears ago this
week Samuel Pomcroy and Dr. Charles
Robinson landed on the Wakarusa with 200
New Englanders. . rorty-four jears ago
this week the Squatter Sovereign newspa
per declared, editorially, that, "we will
continue to tar and feather, drown, lynch
and hang cveiy white-livered Abolitionist
who dares to pollute our soil," and at
about the same date B. F. Strlngfellow
wrote to an Alabama newspaper salng of
the "bogus laws" that "we now have laws
more efficient to protect slave property
than any state In the Union" the week
also being marked for the organization o
tho Free State party in the Big Springs
convention. Fort -three ears ago tliis
week the Missourians, under John W.
Reed and Rev. Martin White, packed Osa
watomle, killing John Brown's son, Fred
erick; William Phillips, a free state law
er, who had been tarred and feathered
the ear before, was killed in his house at
Leavenworth, and Jefferson Davis, secre
tary of war, made a requisition on the gov
ernors of. Kentucky and Illinois for two
regiments with which to put down the
free state rebellion in Kansas. Forty-two
ears ago this week witnessed the adop
tion of the Lecompton constitution and the
beginning of a great national financial
panic. Fort -one ears ago this week
Governor Denver resigned, the Massasolt
house in Atchison was opened, there were
great floods In Kansas, G. W. Clarke, tho
murderer of Barber, was made purser In
the nav, and the few Kansas papers were
booming the alleged gold discoveries at
Pike's Peak. Thirty-seven years ago this
week Quantrell entered Olathe, killed sev
eral men, robbed the stores, and destroyed
the offices of tho Mirror and Herald
Thirt-six ears ago this week, Samuel
Hallet, the contractor, celebrated the
breaking of ground for the Kansas Pacific
railroad bv electing at the state line a
tall post, on the Missouri side being in
scribed the word "Slaver," and on the
Kansas side the word 'Trecdom," and less
than a ear later Hallet was assassinated
by the border ruffians. Thirty-five years
ago this week S. J. Crawford was nom
inated for governor. Hood evacuated At
lanta and George B McClellan was nom
inated for president. Thirty-three ears
ago this week General John Pope erected
the initial stone for the Neosho Valley
railroad at Junction Cit, and S. J. Craw
ford w,is renominated for governor.
Th!rt-one ears ago this week James M.
Harvey was nominated for governor and
General Sully was making war on the
Che enne and Arapahoes In Southern Kan
rs. Twenty-nine ears ago this week the
Kansas Pacific reached Denver, Harvey
was renominated for governor and the Re
publican convention adopted a resolution
declaring that "in the struggle now going
on in Europe our sympathies are heartily
with the German people, and we rejoice In
the overthrow of the Napoleon d nasty
and earnestly pray that the war may re
sult In the organization and permanent
establishment of a republican form of
government in France and other European
countries." Tw ent -sev en ears ago this
week Tom Osborn was nominated for gov
ernor and Charles O'Connor was nomi
nated for pret-ident. Twenty-four -ears
ago this week the Atchison bridge was
opened, and In the procession was a car
riage with a banner stating that the car
riage carried not "Caesar and his for
tunes," but L T. Woolfolk, the first born
in the city, aged 19. Twent-thrce ears
ago this week the great trotting stallion
Ethan Allen died at Lawrence and Jeffer
son Davis made an address at the Kansas
HOW 10 GET BEER IX WALES.
To Tho Journal.
In our Kansas Topics of cstcrday ou
say that the well known attorne, J. Willis
Gleed, of Topeka, is going to Wales on busi
ness, and that Howell Jones has been In
structing Mr. Gleed "how to ask for two
glasses of beer In Welsh." The Welsh
quoted is so erroneous that Mr. Gleed will
never get the beer by using it. This is the
proper version: "Bddwch mor garedlg a
dfod a dau wydrlad or dlod oreu sdd
gench" I have my doubts whether Mr.
Glted makes any use of this after all. as
he Is one of the best temperance men In
Kansas He will also find Wales a land
of law and order and gospel and song
Kansas City, Sept. S. F. G.
"Injunctions Don't Go Here."
From the Chicago later Ocean
The announcement of the death of John
Y. McKane recalls a political episode sec
ond only to the Tweed caBO In spectaculir
Interest. "What are ou going to do
about it?" was tho historic utterance of
the Tammany boss In defying public opin
ion. "Injunctions don't go here," was the
declaration which roused tho wrath of tho
people against McKane and brought his
career to a disastrous close.
McKane was the chief of police of Coney
Island, in the township of Gravesend. In
that capacity he had come to be a political
autocrat, and was treated as an ally, not
a mere lieutenant, by the political leaders
of the New York Democracy. In the state
election for a judge of the court of ap
peals. In 1S53, he prepared to take a con
spicuous part. The Democratic candidate,
Isaac H. Manard, had received hl3 nom
ination as a reward for his sharp practices
in the campaign which resulted In David
B. Hill's election to the United States
senate. Such an opportunity to show po
litical power In a bad cause seemed to
kindle in McKane an ambition to outdo all
previous performances of his career, and
in Gravesend, with a population of only
8,000, he secured a registration of G,100.
The Republicans of Gravesend were ac
customed to submit to McKane, but this
registration was too much to be endured
Three successive judges undertook to af
ford relief and protection. Tirst, Judgo
Gaynor, of Brooklii, sent clerks to look
into the lists. McKnne's police arrested
them and lodged them In Jail Then Judge
Cullen, of the supreme court. Issued nn
order to Inspectors of election to allow
other clerks to copy the registration lists.
This order win defied Then, when the
election came, .still another member of the
supreme court. Judge Bnrnard, sent watch
ers to Gravesend to see thnt the voting
was done legallv Tho watchers were
armed with injunctions It was when they
showed these to McKane that he ex
"Injunctions don't go here."
That one bit of braggadocio was caught
up by the New York press and made o
conspicuous that the courts accepted the
challenge. McKane might have escaped
with light punishment had he not defied
thus, opcnl tho power of the law. As it
was, his words cost him a sentence of six
ears In the penitentiary, where he con
tracted the disease which ended his life.
The punishment which overtook John T.
McKane was not penalty for Idle words.
That was a clear Illustration of the He
brew proverb: "Out of the abundance of
the heart the mouth speaketh." Tho con
tempt for an honest judiciary which tho
boss of Gravcsend blurted out was In har
mony with the criminal methods to which
he was resorting in the interest of an un
worthy candidate for a seat on the highest
state bench in the country.
The Ohio Campaign.
rrom the Philadelphia Pres.
The Ohio campaign opens with a for
midable bolt in the Democratic party from
the nomination of John R. McLean for
governor. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the
leading Democratic newspaper of North
ern Ohio, denounces the ticket ns "not a
Democratic nomination in any way, shape
or manner," and adds: "John R. McLean
at the head of tho ticket presents himself
onl. Behind him are not the Democracy
of Ohio, but his paid henchmen. His nom
ination was not the triumph of Democratic
principles, but of tho barrel and the boss,
The greatest calamity that could befall the
Democracy of Ohio would be his election,
That, however, fortunate. Is an Impossi
bility. Despite boodllne and bossing, he
will be the worst beaten candidate that
has run for office in the state since the
Other utterances as emphatic are coming
from Democratic newspapers and leading
men in the party. The Democratic Colum
bus Record declares that McLean "had
the mone to purchase the nomination and
took it at a very high bid. It is not uniikel
that he will spend $l,000,u00 in trlng to
outgeneral Hanna and Dick In bujing
votes at the November election." The del
egates from three different counties who
sat In the convention which nominated Mc
Lean have declared their purpose to
bolt the ticket and will either vote
for Ma or Jones, of Toledo, the indepen
dent candidate, or for Mr. Nash, the Re
publican candidate. The opposition looks
formidable and It might be concluded that
the Democratic candidate is defeated at
the start without an effort on the part
of the Republicans. Such a conclusion Is
not safe, however. Considering the facts
that Mr. Brian's nomination was at first
ridiculed as absurd and that he polled
nearly 1,000,000 more votes than any Dem
ocratic candidate for the presidency ever
received. It will not be wise for the Re
publicans to Ignore the fact that the pecu
liar methods of McLean will enable the
Ohio Democrats to make a more active
campaign and poll more votes than they
have had In ears.
Ohio has not gone Democratic since 1SS9,
when Campbell was chosen governor by
10.S72 plurallt. Since then the state has
been steadll Republican. The following
table gives the vote for the past nine
Year. Dem Rep Pop Pro Plurality.
lsso 332379 :u,sis 1.733 23S37 10.970 it.
1881 363 228 386.733 53.472 20,22? 11.511 R.
1S92 ... . 401.11S 43 1ST H.S30 26.012 1 072 R.
1SS3 3:2.347 413,342 10,563 21 406 80 99., R.
1894 271..902 413.9S3 49.493 23.237 137.087 R.
1S33 234.319 427.141 52.675 21,264 92.622 It.
1S9S 477.494 523 991 1.857 5.06S 47,497 R.
1S37 407.734 429 913 1.C61 " 55S 25.163 R.
1S98 347.074 40! 213 7,689 61,139 R.
Tills table does not offer any encourage
ment to the Democrats. Neither is there
any hope from dissensions in the Repub
lican ranks. There may be Republican dif
ferences in Ohio, but there Is nothing in
the situation this ear that will bring;
these differences to the surface. But Dem
ocratic dissensions have been Increased by
the action of the state convention, and
this dissatisfaction will be fostered by en
couragement from outside the state. The
Democratic Detroit Free Press sas: "His
tory will record that. In this current ear
of grace, John R. McLean, of Washington,
was nominated as Democratic candidate
for governor of Ohio, and defeated by a
big majority." And the Democratic Chi
cago Chronicle comments as follows:
"Mr. McLean s nomination cannot be re
garded otherwise than as a forerunner of
defeat in Ohio and defeat in Ohio would
be ominous of defeat In the nation "
Nev ertheless If the Ohio Republicans are
wise they will take nothing for granted.
The result will not be In doubt at any time
If the party is awakened to the Importance
of the election and a full vole is polled. To
that end the Republicans should exert
themselves from now until November.
One Thine Needful.
From the Boston Herald (Ind. Pern ).
There is one thing Indispensable to the
success of any party In this country, and
that is patiiotism loalty to the flag, es
pecially when the country Is at war. Nine
tenths of the people make that the first
condition they believe In the republic and
tho "instinct of development" which its
marvellous growth his illustrated. That
compelled Jefferson to acquire the Louis
iana territor, even though It violated his
ideas of "strict construction," and sus
tained him afterward. Suspicion of a lack
of patriotism is fatal to a party or a fac
tion. The Hartford convention specdllj
became a bword and a reproach because
It preferred something else to the honor
of the ttdg. The Democratic part has not
in nearly forty ears recovered from its un
patriotic attitude in the civil war. The
rank and flle were patriotic, gave them
selves as freely to the cause of the Union
as the Republicans; but the doctrinaires
of the pait, the platform makers, tlio-a
who spoke for it In congress nnd through
the press, questioned, criticised and sulked
They succeeded in driving away the most
patriotic of their copartlsans, nnd have
never got them back. In its long banish
ment from power the Democratic party
lost its capacity for government, its politi
cal Insight and a good share of Its brains
It lacked patriotism and it has been ter
If the report from Washington bo true
that the president has determined to take
his stand on the prosecution of the war to
a victorious end, he has again shown his
political sagacity, for he has seized upon
tho strongest motive of political action In
this country. He can safely count on the
patriotism of the people. On the other
hand, the Democratic party Is almost sure
to blunder, and Its worst blunder will be
Its opposition to tho countr 's develop
ment In 1S9S the Democratic part, be
deviled as It was, ran down a steep place
Into the sea of Populism. It seems to have
no new idea, no capable leadership. It
repeats In a time of great prosperity the
lamentations cnlled out by hard times
With mdney over abundant, even In West
ern banks, It calls for a debasement of the
currency. It opposes expansion, because
the Republicans are expanding In short.
It lacks vital principles, and Is unpatriotic,
and It will fall again.
Hnrm Only Their Own ('nose. .
From the Louisville Courier-Journal (Dem ).
Mr. Halstead had strong provocation to
anger when that CInclnnatlan In ills audi
ence expressed the hope that Otis will bo
retained In command ot the Philippines,
and that he "will keep on blundering till
he nnd the whole army are driven Into the
sea or captured." Still, even when as
sured by another of his auditors that two
thirds of the audience thought that way.
It was hardly worth while to waste words
of denunciation upon them. Such creat
ures are harmless, except to the caue
the espouse. Should they ever become
manly enough to do more than talk for
their contemptible sentiments, it will be
time enough to deal with them. And
should that time come. It will not be with
words that they will be dealt with
Electric Car Ornkrs.
From the Chlrago Tribune
The New York state railway commission
has been conducting a scries of tests of
various patent brakes with a view to pre
scribing the use of the one shown to be
best adopted for electric street cars. The
desirability of being able to bring street
cuts to an almost instant flop is evident
The problem once solved, the trolley, espe
cially In New York, where the wires are
underground, will become tho favorite
means of street tiauslt. As yet, however,
the problem of'hrlnglng trollc' cars under
the absolute control of grlpmen or motor-
men appears to he unsolved. Some cities,
Toronto, for instance, still employ old
fashioned brakes, and as a result the cars
cannot safel be run nt as high a rale of
speed as in Chicago, where a. better brake
Is used. In the tests In New York brakes
used in St Louis, Chicago nnd Memphis,
as well as the one employed on tho Third
avenuo sstem of New York city, were
tested with results not as et made public.
In making the tests a special car with a
speed indicator was used with a bell which
rang for the various speeds of five, ten.
fifteen or twenty miles an hour. When
tho bell rang tho motorman threw the
brake, which thus gave time and distance
tests for the efficacy of the brake. Of
course, no brake device, however perfect,
will be satisfactory unless the motorman
is prompt and efficient Good men must
handle good machinery.
From the Philadelphia Frea
When contributions Tvcre asked In San
Francisco to pay the expenses of the
reception given to the returning Cali
fornia regiments it was noticed that the
Chinamen were among the most liberal
givers. Each one of what are known
as tho Six Companies contributed a
liberal sum, the total from this source
alone being $i,7S2. This is much bet
ter than somo American companies fully
as able did. It Is as gratlflmr as it Is
unexpected. The fact that the Chinese
in California arc willing to help glorify
an American army returning from the
Philippines so recently annexed to the
United States proves that they can be
come Americanized as well as any other
class of immigrants. It shows also that
they are not averse to this country gain
ing a foothold in the Western Pacific
ocean near to China. During the rast ten
ears there has Deen an evident subsidence
of the prejudice against the Chinese,
which was once so strong In all the Pa
cific coast states. Part of this has come
from the restriction on Immigration, which
has checked the rapid increase of China
men In this countr'. But a larger share
has como from tho demonstration that
much of the opposition to the Chinese was
based on false grounds. It has taken some
years to make this clear, but it is gradu
ally making Itself felt, and the result is a
better feeling between the two reoples.
Tea With Admiral Dewey.
From a Letter In the Lowell Citizen.
"Come and see how I live," he said, after
our formal Introductions were over. He
led the way Into his sleeping room, the
roomy cabin that he had made so home
like. "Only think," he said to one of the
girls, "a big gun alvvajs In our bedroom.
and another in our dining room. And ou
must see my dog Bob."
Bob Is an Eskimo dog that he bought
In Hong Kong after the fight," and they
have grown to be the greatest friends on
board. As we passed into the dining room
a cat ran across the deck. The dog turned
back. "You are afraid. Bob," said the ad
miral. The dog wagged his twisted tall
"Orderly!" said the admiral A oung man
In white saluted. "Take Bob in and show
him the cat." Ills ees twinkled with mis
chief as the dos was led away. I do not
know how it happened, but another party
of Americans, who arrived at this point,
were Introduced formally, and after a few
pleasant words were allowed to go away,
while we were Invited to take tea with the
Of course It will not look the same to
ou, but out here in the Bay of Naples,
with the smoke rising from Mount Vesu
vius into the cloud above, ''with the sky
elsewhere a soft Italian blue, with the sun
shining on the white villages across the
way and en the grim fortresses that guard
the port; here under the American flag a
friendly little circle in wicker chairs, chat
ting like old friends with the man who is
doing more to-day to give our nation dig
nity abroad than any American who sails
the seas, it was an hour before which the
Applan way in Rome, the art treasures of
Paris, or the beauty of the Swiss moun
tains and lakes became things that were
but the fancies of an idle hour.
I was there as a guest, and so I cannot
repeat some of tho things that were saiu,
but It can bo no violation of hospitality to
tell a little of that tea party. The tables
were set on deck by the Chinese steward.
At home he is a rich man, with a farm
and sixty laborers, but he has served
Dewey for more than a dozen years, and
he would not leave him when the Olympla
sailed for home. "He Is richer than I am,"
said the admiral, "but he makes the best
tea that ever OU drank." The steward
served tha tea, but it was the admiral, the
captain and the Hag lieutenant who passed
around the cakes.
Our conversation was that of the draw
ing room at sCa The admiral talked of the
dog Bob, and put him through his tricks to
show his sagacity. "He never lets me out
of his sight, night or day," said he Then
the conversation would turn to the tight at
Manila bay, and the three officers would
tell how they had believed In the cruiser,
and how they would have fought the whole
Spanish fleet with her alone. There would
be delightful little comments upon Inci
dents of the day, and upon tho part that
the English nnd the Germans plajed:
words of the sincerest friendship for the
Admiral Dewey was quoted, when In
Austria, as sajing that our next war would
be with Germany He did not say that
He said that If the next war was with
Germany It would be started by the Ger
mans, not by the Americans. And he does
not believe that there will be such a war.
Soniethlne Worth Striving; For.
Trom the Chicago Times-Herald
"What," asked the lady who believes In
the eternal rights of women, as she set
down the glass from which she had mois
tened her throat, and looked defiantly at
her hearers, "what has the little girl to
look forward to In this country? What
possible glory is there to fire her with am
bition? The poorest boy that Is born In
our land to-day, ' she shouted, shaking a
fat forefinger at a baldhcadcd man who
sat near the stage and looked as If he
was sorry that he had come, "may aspire
to an office which carries with it more
power than Is wielded by any prince or
Icing or emperor on earth. There Is some
thing for him to live for, to strive for.
There is alwa3 the glorious Incentive that
makes for greatness. However humble his
surroundings," there Is the ever present
poslbillty that he may some day stand
in tho fierce white light o publicity with
the destiny of the nation in his hands.
"But for the fair haired girl who plas
with him, what glorious hope Is there'
What dreams of future greatness ere
there for her to dream? What does the
future hold for her, that .she should con
secrate herself to the achievement of the
sublime? Degraded at the very thresh
old of life, what aspirations may find
lodgment In her soul?"
She paused for breath, and also to per
mit the ladles present to applaud her elo
quence. "I repeat," she shouted, after tho storm
of approval had died away, "what glory
does the future hold for her?"
"Well,'' said the baldheaded man, "she
might strive to become wbrthy of one of
those cornhusk bonnets that the Kansas
people are giving away."
The meeting then broke up In confusion.
Trom the Chicago Tribune.
"How much longer," asked the tourist
from the East, tired of the monotony of
the journey, "have we got to travel
through this dense forest?"
"All the wa across the state," re
sponded the conductor. "This isn't a for
est It's a cornfield "
trom the Chicago Tribune.
Marketman "Well, little girl, what will
Little girl "Have ou got an horseless
MY SWORD SOXG.
Day In and day fcut. through the long campaign.
I march In my place In the ranks:
And whether 1c shite or whether it rain,
Mr good sword cheerily clanks.
It clanks and clanks In"a Vnlghtly way
Like tho ring; of an armored heel;
And this Is the son;; which day by day
It sings with Its lips ot steel:
O friend, from whom a hundred times
1 have felt the strenuous grip
Of the all-renouncing lore that climbs
To the heights of fellowship:
Are jou tired ot all the wery milest
Are you taint with your swooning limbs?
Do you hunger bark for the olden smiles.
And the tut ot olden hymns?
"Under the wall of the shuddering world
Amoan fcr lti fallen eons.
OTer tlis Tollylng thunders hurled
From the throats ct the wrathfnl guns;
Aooto the roar of the plunging line
That rocks with the fury of hell.
Runj the aheolute Tolce "O Earth ot nine,
De patient, tor all Is well: "
Thus s'ngs my inord to my soul, snd I,
Albeit the way Is long.
As soiled clouds darken athwart the sky
Still keep my spirit strong.
Whether I live, or whether I ll
Ot the stained ground, ghastly snd stark.
Beyond tho carnage I shall dexry
Cod's lore shine across the dark.
A STAR-FA.NCY FOR A CHILD.
When summer nights sre wsrm and dry.
The Scorpion, with his flaming eye.
Down In the south as twilight grows.
Watches the lily and the rose.
lie sees the popples snd the stocks.
The sunflowers and the hollyhocks;
Though all the trees are thick and green.
With his red eye he looks between.
But when the nights begin to freeze.
Eastward behind the naked trees
Orion lifts his head to sp7
Tho-e stars that In the garden lie.
G. Forrester Scott. In the London Spectator.
TO WILLIAM WATSON.
That hour you put the wreath of England by
To shake her guilty heart with song sublime.
The mighty Mum that watches from the sly
Laid on your bead the larger wreath ot Time.
OP CURRENT INTEREST.
"We often receive orders that puzzle us
a good deal." said a bookseller quoted in
the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "A
lady who las claim to considerable cul
ture came Into the store last evening and
asked whether we had a copy of 'Eugene
Aram.' 'Not alone." I replied. 'But we can
give ou a complete et of Bulwer at a
reasonable price.' 'Bulwer" she exclaimed.
Why. Bulwer is not th- author of "Eu
gene Aram"" 'He certainly wrote a novel
by that title." I said mllai. 'bat perhap3
ou arc thinking of "The Dream of Eu
gene Aram." by Hood?" 'No. no." she
answered, 'I mean a novel. You crtainlv
must have heard of it. It's quite recent
and all the talk." 'What is It about?" t -ventured
to ask. "Why, it's a story of country
life," sho replied, 'and there is a very
amusing chapter In It about a horse trade."
Then a light broke in on me. but she had
been so positive that I thought I would
take her down a peg or two. "Pardon ths
suggestion." I sa'd, 'but of courre it is not
possible that ou are confusing "David
Harum" with "Eugene Aram"'?' "Yes,
that's it!" she cried brightly. 'I said Eu
gene instead of David. Give me a copy
of "David Aram.""" I wilted. It served ma
right for being a prig. Br the way. tha
common way of pronouncing the title 13
"David's Harem." "
Snsnn Mnch, Enconrngcd.
Miss Susan B. Anthony, who has just
returned from the congress of women in
London, said that sho was much Impressed
with the marked change in public senti
ment toward woman suffrage In England
since her visit there sixteen jcars ago.
"Then," said Miss Anthony, "Mrs. Stan
ton and mself visited London, and it was
only the most liberal of the Liberal party
who gave us a hearty welcome. There
was no recognition, or even a thought
given us by the titled classes. This time
we were received by many of the titled
ladles, and grand receptions wcro given
us in their palaces."
No Drnth Penalty for Soldiers.
President McKlnley still follows his un
broken rule of commuting a death sen
tence passed upon a soldier. This time it
is the case ot a private who tried to Kill
one of his superior officers. While tht
president is a stickler for discipline nnd
Insists upon obedience to orders and re
spect for officers, he cannot be persuaded
to sign tho death warrant of a soldier.
Several soldiers have murdered their com
rades and been sentenced to death, but th9
president has commuted their sentences to
life Imprisonment as he did the Porto Rl-'
can who murdered an American soldier on
acount of a lov o affair.
More New Hotels In New York'.
A new hotel Is to be erected on the sits
of the lately destroCd Windsor, on Fifth
avenue, between Forty-sixth and Forty
seventh streets. It Is to bo very large, and
will rival the Waldorf-Astoria In magnifi
cence. Commododre Elbrldge T. Gerry will
put up the new building. Another hotel,
even still more imposing, is to be erected
on the site of the present Catholic Or
phan aslum, on Fifth avenue, between
FIfty-llrst and Fifty-second streets. It 's
possible that Potter Palmer will be the
lessee of one or both of the new hotels.
Trouble for the Wheel ftlrla.
It Is proposed In Kenosha, Wis , to make
wheelwomen take out a special license.
A lawyer who was run down not long ago
by a girl on a wheel has drawn up an or
nance requiring the license, and requiring
that before any girl may have one sha
must give a specimen of her riding befora
a committee of thrco experts, and If sh9
succeeds In proving that she can control
her wheel, must file a bond of J10O, to es
tablish the victims of possible collisions
beond the reach of loss.
Feudists to FlKUt Filipinos.
The Baker bos, of Kentucky, not caring
to be killed In the feud In which they are
entangled In Clay county, where they are
largely outnumbered by tho opposing fac
tion, prefer to take chances with the Fili
pinos who do not shoot as straight nor
light so hard as the Kentucklan3. They
have, accordingly, enlisted In the Thlrt
flrst volunteer Infantry. This makes about
forty Bluegrass fighters Hatflelds, Whites
and Bakers In the Thirty-first.
I'nstelionrd Box I'liotournphy.
A Houlton, Me . man recently took a ery
good photograph with a simple pasteboird
box and a dry plate. An aperture was cut
in the box, over which was pasted a piece
of black paper, in which a small hole was
made with the point of a pin. The box
was then taken to a dark room and tho
plate securely fastened Inside.
A Illejcle Illtchlnic Post.
A New Jersey man has patented a hitch
ing post which will accommodate bicycles
as well as horses, the portion of the post
nearest the. pavement being provided with
slots of sufficient width to admit the wheel
of tho machine.
Marietta to the Mnrietln.
Governor Bushnell, of Ohio, recently con
veed a silver service to Boston and pre
sented It to the gunboat Marietta In honor
of her second birthday. It was the gift
of the Ohio town whose name the gun
A Soldier for Governor,
A movement Is on foot In Montana to
give the Rcpubllran nomination for gov
ernor to Colonel II. C". Kessier. of tha
Firt Montana, now on the way home from