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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , FEBRUARY 28 , 1808
THE OMAHA DAILY DEE.
K. UO3EWATEH. Udltor.
1'UtlLISllBO KVEIIY MOHNINO.
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he Indian supply depot for Omulm Is
The doss that bark .seldom bite. Tlio
i'M Hint bluster seldom light.
He-ware of the false si'liomes that are
to bo sprung as adjuncts to the wcposl-
tlon. The fakir loves an easy victim.
Virginia , will not bo found unprepared
for the worst. The governor bus just
added twenty colonels to his military
What about those enjoined street Ini-
provementsV Is not the air becoming
balmy enough to have the InjuneU *
All eyes will be on Omaha during the
exposition year. Omaha must be bur
nished up so that these eyeS will be at
tracted and not rcpc-lled.
A Des Molnes newspaper predicts an
outbreak of Klondike fever in that city
as soon as It Is known who are not to
be the nominees for city oillees.
If that school board committee goes
resolutely after the school revenue that
falls to reach the school fund there will
be no necessity of curtailing the school
Omaha put up the very best brand
ot weather for the Minneapolis visitors
and Invites comparison with anything
and everything In that line found fur
In the meanwhile the taxpayers of
Douglas county pny the bills for all the
expensive judicial machinery required
to accommodate litigation which should
be borne by the whole state.
At an election held last week the lib
eral party gained a seat In the ISritlsh
Parliament , which proves nothing more
than that the party In i > ewer Is always
at a disadvantage when It comes to a by-
I.etler late than never applies with
special force to the business men and
property owners who have thus far
failed to come to the front with their
full complement of exposition stock sub-
Mr. Itryan U on his way south for an
other lecture tour at so much per lect.
Whether he is armed with a. letter ap
pealing to railroad managers for edi
torial free passes for "our Mr. W. .1.
liryan" Is not disclosed In. the billboard
The council must not regard the Six
teenth street viaduct question as set
tled. The wooden bridge will have to
be replaced with a substantial steel or
masonry structure In the very near fu
ture and It might not be a bad Idea to
liguro early on the ways and means.
The admirers of Carter Harrison , Jr. ,
of Chicago gleefully announced that ho
, vas going to be a candidate for governor
of Illinois and would bo elected , and the
next day his enemk'H announced with
equal manifestations of joy that ho Is
going to write a book explaining the five
As an evidence of ( ho progressive
uplrlt of thu .lapanese It might be cited
that thirteen labor unions have been re
cently organl/.ed by worklngineii of the
> 'nil > ire and the Interest In laws for the
regulation of factories and working
hours Is growing. There have been
thirty-eight strikes the past year ,
Oovernor Leeily was conspicuous by
lil.s absence at the banquet tendered
Itryan by the Kansas poporrats at the
Kttilo capital last week. It is to be
hoped these strained relations do not betoken -
token an explosion In the political ship
manned 'by ' the ml.vid , crew of Cuban
populists and Spanish democrats.
Nebraska Is said to be enjoying a re
form state administration , but It Is no
ticeable that It took a decision of the
supreme court to Induce thu reformers
to comply with the constitutional pro
vision requiring the payment of fees Into
the Hltito treasury before the service Is
performed by the executive state otllcers.
The denial of tlu > story that Attorney
Oeneral Smyth and Deputy Attorney
General Smith are planning Jointly to
capture the governor and attorney gen
eral nominations on the popocratle ticket
U hardly necessary. These two places
are not likely to go to the samn county ,
The aspirations nuiy , exist , but scarcely
as u Joint venture.
In his Into omtlon nt Topcka William
Jennings Itryan is quoted as saying :
"We peek nothing new. Wo nro con
tending for that which ha been. "
This Is Imurbonlsm In Its double-dis
tilled essence. It has been the clmrao
terlstlc of the democrat to emulate the
Hourbons , who never profited by oxperl
cnco and never recognized the larts of
"Wo seek nothing now , " exclaims Mr.
IJrynn. If that Is the keynote of pop-
ocraey , where is the reason for Its ex
istence ? If Mr. Itrynn and lite fol
lowers are contending only for that
which has boon let them pet out of the
path of progress and join the mummies
In the political catacombs , where all the
eminent Hoiirbons who have been are
to be found. When they stood up for
the perpetuation of slavery while all
the world was marching along the high
way to universal freedom they also
cried : "Wo seek nothing new. AVc
are contending for that which has
During the war of the rebellion the
grand army of liourbons was con
stantly declaiming against the natural
consequences of the Irrepressible con-
lllct. In their platforms the democrats
\vero always from one to two years be
hind the demands of their political ad
versaries and to date they have not
caught up with the procession.
It Is because Bryan's paramount Issue
was an attempt to turn back the dial
of time twenty-five years , Ignoring the
Industrial revolution and disregarding
Irrevocable laws of commerce by which
values are regulated , that disaster
overtook him and stranded his party.
It Is because ho persists In advocating
that which has been Instead of adjust
ing himself to that which Is that his
leadership must end in another
Quixotic battle of the windmills.
When Mr. 15ryan and his followers
recognize that this ifi n world of eter
nal change , that the world never turns
backward , that to restore that which
has been is as Impossible as to restore
youth to old age , they may be able to
get a view of the promised laud.
The good opinion' of President McKln-
iey expressed by the London newspapers
ought to be not only gratifying to the
American people , but should have the
effect of strengthening popular conll-
dence he-re in the president. The com
mendation bestowed upon Mr. McKinley -
ley abroad for his calm , judicious , states
manlike and truly patriotic course at
tills juncture Is wholly disinterested and
impartial. Newspapers that have strongly
condemned the fiscal policy of which
President McKInley is the foremost rep
resentative and which have been wont
to regard him as merely a politician con
cede to him statesmanlike qualities and
express confidence that he is strong
enough to resist the pressure of those
who would force a policy provocative of
The president fully merits this good
opinion. Nothing In his career has been
more honorable , more praiseworthy or
more patriotic than the calm poise , tlie
complete self-possession and the pro
found sense of responsibility he has
shown In this critical juncture. His ex
ample has impressed the country with
the duty of patience and has silenced
even the voice of jingoism. Political
foes have been compelled to acknowl
edge the wisdom of his position and men
of all parties , with rare exceptions , are
willing to concede that In this exigency
the dignity and honor of the nation are
in safe hands.
There Is nothing in the latest expres
sions of British opinion , as reflected In
the press , to indicate other than friendly
feeling toward the United States. There
are people In this country who believe
that in the event of war with Spain
British sympathy would be with the
Spanhfrds , but there Is nothing in the
attitude of the British press as at pres
ent disclosed to warrant such a view.
AifKltta.lA' KXl'OHT JtUTTEn.
Much of the butter made In the
United Statfts" 'Is ' istlll produced as a
of the farms.
for the extensive homo and foreign
market. * , however , has become within
recent years ail Industry of more than
secondary Importance. The present na
tional administration Is engaged In as-
siting , through the Argicultural depart
ment , the American butter makers who
desire to reach the foreign markets with
their product. Already the export
trade Is good and It Is Increasing. But
ter exports from the United States for
the year ending , Tune 'M , 1SD5 , were
5,500,000 pounds ; for the year 'ending
Juno : iO. 1890 , 1,000,000 ! pounds ; for
the year ending Juno 30 , 18f)7 ) , 31,000-
000 pounds ; for the calendar year 1SOO ,
127,000,000 pounds , and for the year
1S97 , 31,000,000. As long as practically
all the butter made on American farms
was consumed there or In markets
purely local but little attention was
paid to securing uniformity of the prod
uct and a high standard of quality.
The creamery business Is effecting a
revolution tmrt butter-making , when
well done , Is highly profitable.
The National Association of Creamery
Butter Makers , at the meeting held last
week , endorsed the work of the Agri
cultural department In assisting In tin.
development of foreign markets for tin-
dairy products of the United States , li
urged further that tfiu rtepartmenl
enter upon the work of Inspecting -and
grading butter and cheese Intended for
export and official branding of the same
In the same manner as meats are In
sppeted and branded. There Is no
question about the ability of the Amer
ican butter nwikers to put on the mar
ket butter that will suit the most fas
tldlous taste and the inspection and
branding jwllcy suggested would soon
result in giving American export but
ter a namu and standing In the markets
of the world e < j al to the best. ( ! ov-
crnment Inspection and supervision has
given to the butter of Denmark Its uni
form good quality and high standing.
The same process will do as much for
American export butter ,
The creamery butter makers hold
their national association this year In
Topeku and next year they will go to
Sioux Kails. A few years ago both
these cities were looked upon as far be-
youd the westward limits of the Ameri
can dairy belt ; now they are both rl ht
on the line of greatest development of
the Industry. Not only has the Indus
try been moving westward , but It has
been discovered that It Is on the western
prairies , where the grass Is rich and
nil feed abundant , that the Industry is
most profitable and the product of the
best quality. The export trade for
American butter concerns every western
There Is n good deal of popular
misapprehension In regard to the war-
making power , many persons of more
than ordinary Intelligence thinking that
It belongs to the president. By the con
stitution congress alone has the power
to declare war. That Instrument makes
the president commandcr-ln-clilef of the
army and navy of the United States and
of the mllltla of the several states when
called Into the actual service of the
United States. He has no power to In-
Itlate or declare war cither against a
foreign nation or a domestic state , but
by nets of congress ho is authorized to
call out the mllltla nnd use the military
and naval forces of the United States
In case of Invasion by a foreign nation
and to suppress Insurrection against the
government of a state or the United
States. If a war be made by the inva
sion of a foreign nation- , the president Is
not only authorized but bound to resist
force by force. lie must do this without
waiting for any special legislative au
There are generally conceded preroga
tives of the executive the exercise of
which might provoke war. These are
the granting of belligerent rights and the
recognition of thu Independence of Insur
gents. Kecognlzlng belligerency , would
not necessarily bo a cause of war , much
depending upon the circumstances. For
example , If the United States had rec
ognized the Cuban Insurgents as bellig
erents at nu early stage of the Insurrec
tion Spain would have been warranted
In regarding it as an act of hostility
justifying war. Even now the recogni
tion of belligerency might take a form
which the Spanish government could
fairly regard as a casus belli , as was
pointed out In the United States senate
when It was proposed to attach a bel
ligerency resolution to an appropriation
bill. The recognition of the Independ
ence of Insurgents Is a far more serious
matter. Klelrt. In his international code ,
says : "So long as a nation is engaged
in a domestic war with a portion of its
own members any other nation which
recognizes their Independence commits
an act of aggression and becomes a
party to the war. " The recognition of
the Independence of the Cubans , as has
been urged In congress , would , there
fore , be tantamount to a declaration of
war. In the recognition of tin Smith
American republics that revolted against
Spain our government was exceedingly
careful and deliberate , none of them
being recognized until tiny had fully es
tablished their Independence , and this
precedent will undoubtedly be observed
in regard to Cuba.
It Is entirely safe to say that President
McKinley will not abuse his preroga
tives by taking a course which might
compel the war-making power to exer
cise its constitutional authority. Neither
will he surrender to congress any pre
rogative of the executive. The constitu
tion and laws clearly define the powers
of each and these will be strictly ob
DKPOT AND 11DTKL
The completion of the new Burlington
passenger depot and the erection of a
commodious temporary depot by the
Union Pacific adjacent , to the Burlington
station will In great measure supply the
long felt want for passenger depot facil
ities. If now the Klkhorn and Missouri
Pacific construct tralu > sheds at the
Webster street depot and expend a few
thousand dollars In the enlargement of
their terminal station , the wants of the
traveling public during the exposition
season may be satisfied without serious
The hotel situation is , however , more
unsatisfactory. While there will be no
dllllculty in finding abundant accommo
dations for the great mass of exposition
visitors , there is still a lamentable de
ficiency of first-class hotel room for people
ple who are able and willing to pay for
the best. The erection of a permanent
fireproof hotel building In time for the
opening of the exposition Is now out of
the question. A temporary building
large enough to accommodate from 1,000
to 1,500 guests can and should bo erected.
Such a building located liv the heart of
the city will pay for Itself and leave a
handsome margin of profit for the in
The construction of such a hotel would
In no way lessen the income of existing
hotels , but on thu contrary would in
crease their patronage by affording as
surance to people contemplating a visit
to the exposition city that they will not
lack good accommodations. If at the
very outset the Impression should go
forth that our hotel facilities are Inade
quate and that visitors will have to put
up with second-elnss faty and Inferior
accommodations Hie success of the expo
sition would be j ( opardlzed.
The hotel question Is a matter of such
grave concern Uyit it appeals for solu
tion to the exposition management. The
Judgment of thosj who have given the
subject most earnest consideration Is
that the ifnmcdinto construction of a
hotel covering a whole square and mod
eled after thu great summer resorts is
thi > only thing that will relieve the tre
mendous pressure for first-class hotel
Our amiable confemporary has dis
covered "a very ably written article" on
the Transmlsls.slppl Imposition In Les
lie's Weekly so ably written that it re
prints part of It as better reading than
It can itself produce. The fact that this
article was prepared nnd Its publication
procured In Leslie' by the Imposition
Department of Publicity was of course
not known to our a. c. when it praised
the ability of the author. It may bo ex
pected to retnict at the first opportunity.
Heports from the mining districts of
the west show that there has not been
for many years such activity , among
prospectors and investors in mining
property. Some of this renewed Interest
la a great and profitable Industry If due
to the AJaska gold excitement , but mud
of it can be ttntpd directly to the reli
able InformnCUm given out at the be
ginning of th $ jtejir about flie results ol
mining In nil luo states of the west Ins !
year. Now rriinp * are being opened , old
mines that bare .teen abandoned are to
be worked ovet dmetlmes with new pro
cesses , nnd prospectors are at work In
many new camps. When the record Is
matlo up at the ojose of the year It will
be found thnHhe'mlueral ' output of sev-
oraJ of the staterf this year will exceed
in value that df Ahiskn and the Klondike
In hit ) argument In the Hartley bond
ease the principal attorney for the de
fense insisted that there was a con
spiracy between Governor Ilolcomb am !
Treasurer Hartley to "stick" the bonds
men for a first term shortage covered
up. If Bartley was In a plot to stick his
own bondsmen , Is It ilqt strange how the
bondsmen were seen to stick to Bartley
when he was on trial for embezzlement ?
Perhaps It Is a case of all stick together
or all get stuck separately.
And now we are treated to another
example of a populist member of the
legislature resigning his seat In that
body in order to take an appointive place
with a salary attachment. Kvery time
this Is done It Is a direct evasion of the
constitution. When the abuse was prac
tised by republicans In former years the
populists were loud In their denuncia
tion , but when they themselves follow
crooked footsteps the mantle of silence
Is expected to cover their shortcomings.
The more progressive Iowa news
papers are pointing to Arkansas and
Missouri ami asking the legislators now
In session If they Intend to permit
Iowa to fall behind these and other
states which are arranging for state
exhibits at the Transmlssisslppl Expo
sition. There Is not much doubt about
the Iowa legislature doing its duty ,
but \\hntcvei' i done should bo done
The list of aspirants for the guberna
torial place on the popocratic state ticket
seems to have suddenly reached a pre
maturely , stationary state. It cannot be
possible , bow-ever , that the well of pope
cratic polities has gone dry before the
spring rise. The list may bi > expected to
take another spurt about the time the
ofilclal call is issued for the selection of
delegates to the nominating conventions.
Ex-General Master Workman Sovereign
eign Is determined that he shall not drop
Into oblivion. He has purchased a weekly
newspaper In n small town In Missouri
and will print his views on free silver
ev-en when others have ceased being In
terested in them. '
In the lexicon of our great chief of
police the automatic gambling machine
order is to bo enforced only when some
one plays , loses and squeals. As long
as the suckers keepstill police protection
for the machine gamblers may be de
Our A11 until Klondike.
The combined yield < jf gold and silver In
the United Gtates. last year was but one-
thirl the value 61 the corn cro-p. Wo re
ceived J54.0tfO,000 for corn exported , and
that Is a Klondike of tested richness.
Another mill Another.
New York Tribune.
A relief expedition In search of Androo.
under the direction of Prof. Xathorst , will
leave Sneden early In May. Toward tlio
corresponding data In the ensuing year an
other expedition Is likely to be sent out Jn
search of Prof. Xathorst , and the same ex
pedient to be kept up Indefinitely , the polo
still remaining the aamo useless and Invio
lable superstition It has always been.
A lA-HNoii In Korestry.
Governor Atkinson of West Virginia , In a
late oraculor after-dinner speech , declared
that "tho Inexhaustible forests , of timber" in
his state "could funilth boards enough to
fence In the universe. " We used to talk
that way In Pennsylvania In our iad ! daj'n ,
when we were green In JudRment ; but wo
know better now. With our barren uplands ,
our drlrd-up streams and Weak and black
ened mountain sides wo are contriving how
wo may repair the sviaeleas and 'wasteful
devcfltatlon of the past.
\o .Vlllei In America.
The talk of an alliance1 of Mexico with
Spain In case of a war between the latter
and the United States Is the veriest non-
Bonse. Such a combination would not only
Indicate that the Mexican republic had re
pudiated the cause to which It committed
itself when It threw off the Spanish yoke
and established a republican form of gov
ernment , but that It had lost the sense of
latitude as well for the part which the
United States playt'3 In rescuing the repub
lic from the grip of n foreign despotism In
the downfall of Maximilian.
Oonipiirntlve Safety In Wnr Ships.
Captain Mahan still believes that llfo on
the modern war fhip Is an safe as It Is on
nny other craft. Speaking on. Washington's
birthday at Princeton. N. J. . regarding the
Maine , he said : "I ofsuro you , speaking as
" . seaman and as a naval o/Hcer / , that I be-
llevo that no man crosses the ocean In a
passenger steamer without undertaking In a
week grc-ater risk for collision than nny nca-
mnn on board a ship of war does frrm ex-
plcslon In the ccur > o of n year. " May all
the other seamen ocid naval ofncern think so.
lee , since they rnunt continue to live on mcu-
Alplm mill OIIIIIKII of I'lnimee.
Now""York Sun ,
Sixteen to one' is no mere war cry , no
cbicgeablo motto of a moment. It Is under
stood to bo the last itnd mast sacred utter
ance of r.llvcr wisdom. It la beyond mathe
matics. It Is the f.ssenco and pemmlcan of
Cuance. Ti'iero l/i am other trumpet at the
sound of which thsx Malls of the temples of
the money hanEers ylll consent to fall by
request and just tOiObllKO. There Id no other
nllvcc cesamo and pjwworJ wherewith to
open the ravca of fho robber barons of mo
nopoly. To any reverent mind It la almost
a. ? wicked to say anything unpleasant about
1C to 1 as to say anything flippant about the
Initiative and referendum.
( irnwtli 'nt 'I'eriiperimrf.
Clilc'atb ' jphronlcle.
Although there Is no Immediate prospect
that the people of tlio1 United States will become -
como a nation of total abstainers , there can
bo no doubt that there Is a great decrease
In thn amount of drinking that U done. Not
only are there moro teetotalers , but those
who use liquor use less of U than they did
twenty-flvo or even ten years ago- This U
proved not only by the rarity of drunlen- ;
ricrti except among the habitually dissolute
class , but by statistics ot the distilling busi
ness , In 1SGO the average yearly production
of whisky per capita was 2.Sti gallons. In
1897 it was .US of a gallon. The use of malt
liquors and wlnei of course accounts for a
part of this decrease , but the great proportion
tion of It l undoubtedly due to the Improved
habits of the pesple. Womay reasonably
expect ftlll further progress In this direc
tion , ( bo ruoro so as we have reached a point
where drunkenness Is not only deemed dis
graceful , but Is a complete barrier to ad
vancement la business life.
.M5IWAS1CA. < XIJM.UO OK 1808.
Humboldt Standard ( rep. ) : The republican
atate convention will do well to adopt s the
first and moat Important platform pMnk ono
reading as follows : "No chrttilo office
seekers or political bosses Allowed on the
ticket. " Then and. cot until then trill there
bo n chance for republican success la Ne
North Platte Tribune ( rep. ) : U has been
demonstrated over and over np\ln that If the
demo-pops ore given enough rope they wit !
hang themselves. The arrest and kidnaping
of Mr. Simon , the populist who gave the se
cret of the ballot recount away , shows gulll
of the populists In such a glaring mannei
tint all explanation hereafter wilt bo ol
no avail. It shows also plainly that there
Is neither honor nor decency In the popullsl
ranks from the governor down to the word
Mlndcn Gazette ( rep. ) : So long as the elate
legislatures elect United States senators , It
Is a waste of energy for state conventions
or even , clwtors nt the polln , to express o
preference. Ttio fellow who gets Ino en
dorsement has everything else In existence
to fight in order to bo elected , nnd the op
portunity for Jobs and scheme * ? Is helpci
along by the ftict that tbo victim for the
sacrifice Is known. The old "way Is gooi
enough unleis the senators are to bo electee
by a straight vote of the whole people.
Hloomflcld Monitor ( rep. ) : In the political
struggle this fall In this elate , the repub
licans tfiould take Into consideration the fact
that the strength of the opposition Is verj
great and If they would win they must work
hi harmony. The enemy with which the )
have to contend Is very cunulng nnd crafty
aad will stoop to the lowest debauchery to
gain the desired end. The secret ot success
MM In the nomination of good , clean , honest
and upright men and above all tilings , loyalty
to the ticket. Thin done , and success . 'e
within our reach ,
Osccola Itecord ( rep. ) : It Is refreshing to
sco the unanimity with which the stuto Is
iJemandlng a new departure In sWto politics
this fall. They want the Toms trad Jerries
sent to the rear nnd men brand new ones
who have not been stirring the political
pot In search of a piece of plunder , put
to the front. It Is well. If the party had
adopted this plan ten years ngo the history
of the state would have been written dif
ferently. Wo hope to see the agitation go
on until fresh , new blood shall Infuse a
grander llfo Into the party.
Wayne Herald ( rep. ) : The Herald Is of
the optalcoi that the early mentioning of
names for the republican nomination for
congress In the Third district works an InJury -
Jury to the party as well as to the ptrsons
mentioned , as the district Is ono In which
to bring about success every party worker
and every republican must be In accord
with the nomination made , therefore the
matter should IK > given a rest , that the
party convention , when assembled , will pro
ceed to the work of nominating u man who
has not had to traverse the district to ob
Valentino tteptibllcan ( rep. ) : Great care
ahould be exercised by the republican party
In tbo selection of candidates for state olllces
this mil , and luosc who have assisted In
bringing reproach upon the party Instead of
going to the front should remain In the back
ground. It Is tlmo that the = e good men uCio
have been doing much work for the party ,
without attracting public attention to them
selves , bo given a fair chance to display their
abilities In generalship to retrieve what ban
been lost through those who have been
recreai't to the trust Imposed la them and to
the Interests of the people.
Hastingu Tribune ( rep. ) : There Is only
OQO way for the republicans of Nebraska to
redeem the state and that U by selecting
their very best timber , and then all work
together. The day has gone by when a few
political wire pullers could get together and
name the next governor. There has been too
much of this kind of work going on In Ne
braska , which accounts for the state being
In the hands of the fuslonlsts today. If the
republicans will make an effort and put
their best men to the fore the state can
eat'lly ' bo put back Into the republican col
umn. There should bo no soreness In the
republican ranks whatever after tbo nomi
nations have been made , aad everyone
-should lend a helping hand. It's harmony
that brings success.
Blair 'Pilot ' ( rep. ) : Some facts alarming to
populist state officials are gradually coming
to light. It will be remembered that at the
close of the last legislature the populist
press pointed with pride to the cutting down
of expenses by shaving appropriations for
state institution * ! . It was known at the time
that the ' 95 appropriations would leave a
surplus and the pops banked on this to bo
uiioJ In helping out on the ' 97 appropria
tions. The surplus In the " 95 appropriations
has gone bick Into the treasury and now
money Is needed and the next legislature
will find a deficiency hole to fill up. They
were penny wise and pound foolish. They
planned on a leverage for the ' 97 and ' 98
campaign. The lover worked In ' 97 but the
glaring facts of a deficiency will reflect sadly
on their economy cry In ' 98. Not a single
populist press In the state will publish
theao facts , however.
TUB COt'XTIlV I.Y SAFE JIAXJ1S.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat : The poise and
dignity of the president and the other promi
nent officials of the administration during the
exciting times which have passed since the
Maine disaster have called out tributes from
men of all parties In this country , and have
won the reaped of all the European nations.
Such a strain as that to which the heads of
the government have been exposed In the
last tun days seldom comes to any officials
In nny country. The balance and good sense
which the president and his constitutional
advisers have shown thus far Is an assur
ance that the management of the whole af
fair on the side of the United States will be
satisfactory to the country , and will stapd
well In history. Every American sees that
.ho destinies of the nation in thi& crisis are
in capable hands.
New York World : PItzhugh Leo as consul-
general at Havana illustrates the fundamen
tal principle of civil service reform , which
Is to "find the right man for the plico and
ke-ep him there. " General Leo Is n demo
crat , a southerner , and was a hard flsntcr
on the southern side. He was selected for
Ills present place by a democratic president
on grounds of fitness alone. He quickly dem
onstrated his peculiar qualifications for Its
dlllicult dulled courage , Intelligence , a cool
head , a determined patriotism , a winning
manner and an unvarying discretion. When
a republican president came In and found
this delicate and dlllicult post so admirably
filled by a man of opptwlto politics , ho wisely
requested him to remain "as a perranal
favor to the president. " Everybody la not
only satisfied , ibut greatly pleased with the
Philadelphia Ledger : Tlio country should
to calm as to the present and confident In
respect to the future. Its very strength nnd
power should servo as pledges of peace , and ,
iprlous as reckless agitators are endeavor-
ng to make the situation appear , there docs
tot really seem to bo anything In It which
wise and patriotic conduct may not reconcile
with a peaceful conclusion. President Mc-
Clnlcy's admirable address Is In Itself a
promise of nuch an ending to our existing
roubles with Spain , and the temper and cx-
> resslons of the people should be such as to
cnder that termination If not certain , at
east most probable. When the captain of
he ship perceives ] no real peril In the storm ,
t la unlikely that there Is any. The presi
dent's utterances , Ills calm , equitable bear-
ng , are alike suggestive of the continued
maintenance of that national peace which
works for national prosperity and hap-
New York Times : No Latin race , wo Im
agine , would have kept its head as wall oa
he American people have kept tliolra dur
ing tbo disturbing events of the last tno
wcoku. In Spain or Franco or Italy there
would have been tumultuous assemblages ,
much outcry In the streot.s and Incitements
; o riot. Outside of the rocklesa iiowspapcni
: hero has been no raving hero.
Hut the president has furnished the most
conspicuous ) Instance of sanity and wisdom.
His perfect calmness lion not * con far a
moment disturbed , Hta judgment Iiaabeen
aultlwa. Ho has made no mistake.
Mr. McKInley has shown no deslro to
malco pcr&onal or political capital out of
the grave matters with which ho baa had
to deal. Ho has done no peeing. He has
iot Invited the attention of the nation , but
laa performed his high dutlciiwith as llttlo
'usa and ostentation as bo would have oxhlb.
ted in labors of < tlio dullest routine ,
3ucli a president is the despair of Jlngoou ,
but bo Inspires the country with a feeling of
confidence. ' -
Tin : mur.M : itoonr. nicisin.v : ,
Klmball Observer ( rep. ) : The citizens of
Nebraska , Irrespective of party , ilcnvind the
prompt punishment of defaulting ex-Aud
itor Moore. There Is certainly some statute
under which an omcer who wilfully appro
priates public funds may bo made to suffer
the consequences of Ids crime. Apply the
Polk County Democrat ( pop. ) : The repub
lican supreme court having turned Hugenc
Moore , ex-audlior of the stato. loose , what
excuse will our republican editors have to
offer now ? They have claimed that the re
publican courts could bo relied upon to sco
that the state defaulters received their Just
dues. It Is admitted upcu all sides that
Mooro's acquittal was on technical grounds.
Wo pause to hear from our republican
Tccunweh Chieftain ( rep. ) : The fiction of
the supreme court In releasing Embezzler
Eugrae Moore from punishment by reason of
a legal technicality Is a great disappointment -
mont to the masses of the peopleot the
etato. ncul especially to the republican party.
It Is evident , however , that the court has
rendered Its decision ! n conformity with the
strict Interpretation of the statutes.
There Is a probability that proceedings will
bo Instituted against Moore In conformity
with the law governing bis offense and- that
ho will yet bo punished. The popoerats will
attempt to make political capital out of the
Moore Incident , but the fact remn'iis that
If It had not been for the mistakes of n pop
ulist attorney general the culjirlt would have
received his Just dues before this.
Osceola Uccord ( rep. ) : Tte supreme court
of Nebraska lianduJ down Its decision last
week In the ease of Nebraska against Eugene
Moore , who ns state auditor etolc some
twenty-odd thousand dollars' the state's
money , and appropriated It to IiU own use.
Their decision was In favor of Moore and the
decision of the lower court was , therefore ,
reversed. Of the six Judges on the bench all
were agreed except Judge Sullivan. The de
cision Is on a technicality , purely. The court
held that under the law lie had no right to
receive Itio money and , therefore , money
paid to him did not belong to the state , nnd
he could not bo held for embezzlement ot It ,
This .may bo law , but It Is an outrage on
Justice , and a largo majority of people will
feel that the law Is decidedly defective , If the
higher court In the state rightly Interpreted
It. The case Is nil the more aggravating be-
C'AUfso ot the sanctimonious standard set up
by Moore during his term of olllce.
Schuyler Sun ( rep. ) : Wo nro sorry that
the supreme court was compelled to reverse
the decision of the lower court In the case
of ex-Auditor Eugene Moore. All agree
that ho should not go unpunished , but If
there Is no law on the statute books con
cerning the case the supreme court did right
In Its decision. It has no power to enact a
law , only to Interpret these nlrcady enacted ,
and those- who are ready to ccnsuro the
mcmberti of the court , accusing them of dis
honest Intentions , etc. , are pimply allowing
their prejudices to overcome their better
judgment or < lo not understand the points
of law Involved in the case. The supreme
court had nothing to gain by letting Moore
go free , but It could have made political
capital had It been Inclined by upholding
the lower court's decision whether It was
just the law or not. When we consider that
the two members of the supreme court , Harrison
risen and Norval , ns well as the three com
missioners , ono a democrat , ono n populist
and one a republican were unanimous In
their opinion , little grounds exist for castIng -
Ing a stigma upon their Intentions. It is far
easier to bellevo that Sullivan's dissenting
opinion Is based upon wrong conclusions
than that the other live should be all wrong.
1'eoplo are often too hasty In passing Judg
ment upon these matters.
Kearney Hub : It Is unfortunate that the
law contains a loophole which permits
Eugcno Moore to escape Itio penalty for the
theft of nearly $30,000 of fees placed In his
hand ? by the Insurance companies during hla
term of office. The state of Iowa has had a
similar experience In which the public
thle\es esc.iped through the same technic
ality. Tfje-re will doubtless be some con-
uccr.natloii of the supreme court of thin stale ,
especially by the popocrats , but It muat be
remembered ttiat law Is law ; that the court
must take the law ns It finds It ; and that it.
cannot twist the statutes to suit certain con
ditions or to play Into the hinds ot political
parties. Republican of Nebraska unani
mously desired the punishment of Moore ,
and the two republican Judges would not
have any partisan sympathy with him when
a decision In his favor .would act prejudicially
to the party to which they belong , because
offering n pretext for the manufacture ot
populist campaign capital. If there Is no
punl-bmeiit for Moore , because under the
statutea he appropriated the money of the
companies , In an unauthorized capacity , the
law should speedily be amended to cover any
theft by an official If the money to Intended
for the use and benefit of the state. There |
should bo no loopholes left that will permit j
the cecape of an official who plays the private
thief In a public office , even though not actIng -
Ing at tfio moment as an "agent of the
stato. " The N braska supreme court cannot
certainly bo accused of personal sympathy
with republican thieves , as Instanced in the
Uartley case , and the Hub does not bellevo
that the general public will regard the Moore
decision as a partisan one when It la per
SOUTIIKH.V mui o.v coi.on.
'Baltimore ' American : This crime cannot
all to do Eouth Carolina a vast amount of
larm. It will bo commented upon far nnd
wide , and -will leave the Impression that In
some parts of that state hitman llfo Is not
safe. It will render capital timid , for there
can too no protection to property where
there Is no protection to life. To 'purge her
self , as far as she can , of her dishonor , !
South Carolina ahould BOO that these
cowardly assassins are 'brought ' to justice and I
punished as murderers of the lowest and
most brutal type.
Philadelphia North American : Raker was
guilty of a skin of the gloomy hue of the
Eoula of his murderers. Howas not a crim
inal. He was only postmaster. To bo a
postmaster Is no offense If only thn skin Is
white , nut when tlio postmaster has a black
ekln , then to lie a postmaster Is to give mor
tal offense. 'Baker ' could not rent a place In
Lake City for a postolllcc , and had to take
It to his own house In the suburbs. That
could have been borne had his skin been
of the right color , but It wn not , nnd so a
company of the very crcmo do la crcme of
Lake City society assembled at dead of
night , basted the Uaker mansion with kcro-
seno and set It on flro. Baker , his wife and
tlirco children wcro asleep In the house.
The company shouted and awoke the In-
ma M and the Inmates In attempting to
csonpo were met by shower of bullets ,
which kllloj ( linker and a child In the arms
ot the mother. Mrs. Maker and two older
children were rescued. The father and dead
child were cremated In the , burning house.
lo. ! < ton Transcript : The murder of the
r.ogro postmaster at Lake City , S , C. , and
his family , by a mob of "proud Caucasians , "
who wcro Indignant nt having to rccelvo
tl'Clr mail from n colored man. Is an Atroc
ity whoso character Is expressed by the
inro statement. It Is the irost brutal ex-
prc. lon of colorphobln of which a long de
graded community Is capable. As the boat
citizens of the south never do Anything mor
than "deplore" such outrages , wo suppose It
Is vain to liopo that any of the murderer *
will bo brought to punishment.
Indianapolis Journal : The niurJcr of the
colored ) > ostmastcr , linker , and his Infant
child at Lake City , S. C. , was not only a
most liorrlblo crlmo but entirely unpro
voked. It differs from ordinary lynchlngs In
that the man had not and was not even
charged with having committed any crime.
He WAS a negro , and therefore offensive to
the white people of the town as postmaster
that wan nil. Unfortunately , the national
government cannot reach and punish tlio
perpetrators of such crimes. It could dis
continue thepostoillce nt the town , but that
would be as much of a punishment for nunjr
Innocent persons as for the murderers.
.Minneapolis Times : Postmaster Baker's
offense was that he was n negro. The best
testimony obtainable Is that he was a man
of considerable education , of good character
and In every way fitted for the place. Tlio
town In which ho was postmaster Is In
habited mostly by negroes. But the hl h-
toned whites who rccelvo tome mall at the
postolllco could not brnr the "degradation"
ot a colored postmaster. Senator Tlllman
has been especially active In presenting pro
tests to the department , representing that
the citizens of Lake City were "a proud
people and would not rccelvo their mall from
n nigger. " They Ob not sceui to have becu
too proud to commit murder.
I'HOVOICI.VC .SMII.K3. !
Chicago llepord : "Did yon cure your hus
band of awcnrlng by swcarlni ; whunuvur he
did ? "
"Yes , but I ruined my parrot. "
Somcrvlllc Journal : Show n man n botttn
of "extra dry" nnd ho generally lookj 11 *
1C ho felt that way hlniHclf.
Puck : Mrs. Brown It's n shnmo the way
the early settlers killed oft the Indians !
Mr. Drown They couldn't get closa
enough , my dear , to ohlorofonn them.
Cincinnati Enquirer : Hoed Working nt
anything those- days ?
Wright I Imve started n. novel , to ba
called "Ono Woman's Love. "
"That sounds promising. "
"It will l > o a ponch. It tins ono hcrolua
and live consecutive heroes. "
Chicago IrlbuneSprocketts What kin-1
of innchlne jre > ou going to ride this } ear ?
Stcwiterwon 'lo blazes with your ma-
r-liln-'H ! I'm workir.n on the pocoml voluivo
of my book , "The Qoldbng's Nemesis ? , or "
Hiirorketts- ee. You nro going to rid ?
your 1 obby.
jvtrolt rro Press : "How Is It that vour
frlond , Miss Sorely , sheds no tears ? " no
nsknl at tne thi-ator. whore the pnthetia
portion of the play caused even the Imrd-
cneei loiincn-s to weep.
"Sh-h-h ! " ui.cwcrcd his fair companion ;
' 'she paints. "
Indlnnnpolls Journal : "I understand that
whisky comes pretty high In the Klondlko. "
s'ald t.ie sociable old gentleman with the
"Looks like It reaches the top of the glass
around this town , " salil the bartender , and
the old gentleman walked out full of wrath.
Truth : Mamma , ( exe-ltedly ) Never mind
Harolii ; God will punish Tommy for strik-
Ini ? you.
Harold's Brother He Jias punished
Tommy already , mamma.
Mam mi How do you know ?
Harold'rf Hiotnor 'Cause I just now Lusle.l
Ills drum for him.
CiHBAT AVAK SCAHI3.
Cleveland Leader. '
dicing a faithful record of one day's work
for revenue only by a cheap sensational
"news" paper. )
8:30 : n. m.
Wnr ! Wnr ! War ! . Horrible , bloody war/ /
The troops are ordered out I
To put the Dons to rout , i
John Smith has said it ;
His word you can't discredit ,
'TIs war , without a doubt-
War ! War ! War !
3:20 : n. m.
Another war ship gone ! | i
Foundered out at sea !
At least she sailed away
Yesterday afternoon at 3 !
She hasn't bad time , as yet , i
To reach her destination , ,
Cut what care we for that ? i
We're after circulation !
10:30 : a. m. ;
The cabinet Is meeting ;
It has often mot before. ' ' . .
But lot the liaughty Spaniards
Prepare to hit the floor ! i
Day has put his coat on.
And Long lias coughed ! What for , i
If not to let the people J
Prepare for bloody war ? / (
11:30 : n. m. < .
Lee has picked his teeth ' ' '
This means that blood must flow ! '
Let Freedom's sons get out their gun
And be prepared to BO !
When Lee getn out his pck | i jT
He does It just to show | 'f
The people that the time has coma ' I ; !
To lay the Spaniard low ! '
12:30 : p. m. i |
A man In Oskaloosa I
Has put his armor on ,
And swears that he Is g-3lng
To lick the haughty Don ! ;
This means that war Is certain.
Wo can't avoid It now i
Come , hurry up and purchase
An "extra , " anyhow ! ,
2:30 : p. m.
Dllly Mapon's talUlng. | (
Anil pulling out his hair.
Down In the senate chamber , i
And scattering It there ! |
Therellro In his nostrils ,
His llpu with foam tire white
This puts an ewl to doubting ,
We've simply got to tight !
4 P. m. ( Last KUItlon. )
Wnr ! War ! Wnr ! Horrible , bloody war !
There's going to bo u row ,
We don't know why or how ,
11111 Joner has said It.
His wortl yon ran't discredit
War ! War ! War ! i
It is just so with cheap clothing of
the kind that a good many people buy
with the notion that they arc getting
bargains. It never lives to be old , *
The moral of this proposition is obvious , Buy good cloth
ing , not necessarily expensive garments.
In even our lower-priced suits and overcoats , the materials
are the best that can bz had for the money , but the cut and fit
and workmanship are as good as in the clothing in which the
more expensive materials are used ,
We want every garment that goes out of this store , to be a
credit to the name of