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THUS CM All A DAILY BHJfi: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY lo. 1)00.
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Bay of February, A. D. 1900. .
(Scul) M. H. in'NOATE.
fJnneral ItnliortH Is the HiiKllMlimnu's
Casey. If he strikes out now that lie
la at bat the game Is over.
'L'lie Indian supply depot for Oinaliu
is now fairly assured, but the army
jmrclitiHlUK lepot Is banj;lii up in the
There will be less trouble In finding st
suitable location for tluj proposed audi
torium than there will be In raising
the money -with which to build it.
The United States Is shipping coal to
Bpaln. "When the Spanish are looking
for someone to make It hot for them
they do not have to guess more than
Tho popoeratlc idea of treating po
litical patients Is much like that of the
doctors of a few generations ago. No
matter what the trouble, always bleed
The police board club has been worked
for nil It Is worth by the popoeratlc
holdups and the object of the attempt
ito swing it over the city elect Ion Is too
transparent, to deceive anybody.
Thero Is a delicate tinge of sarcasm
In Frank ,1. llurkley's announcement
Df Ida withdrawal from the council
manic nice, that he believes "the demo
cratic ticket Is growing In strength."
Ht la reported that previous to the
present war iSunernl Ituller and Presi
dent Kruger were the best of friends.
This probably accounts lor the warmth
of the reception accorded the general
on his return to South Africa,
Tho market gardeners have Just
ground for grievance -when they are
compelled to pay rent for ntundlng In
tho opeir street, while property owners
certainly have no authority to sell street
space abutting their particular prem
ises. Tho Janitors of the capitol building
nro requested to place a stuffed club
alongside of each chair hereafter when
liny of the various state boards have
a meeting. It will save the time of
members going out Into the corridors
utter one when It Is wanted.
Senator Pettlgrew Is busily engaged
digesting smiie of the valuable Informa
tion Imparted to hhn in response to his
numerous resolutions of liapilry. The
task has been sutllclent to keep lilin
quiet for several days and if he does a
good Job of It there Is no probability
of him asking for another meal oil' the
same bill of fare for some time.
Members of the State Hoard of Trans
portation are suffering from Insomnia.
No sooner do they drop off Into a little
doze than some unfeeling nilschlefmuker
tllca another complaint against a rail
road and keeps up such a howl to have
it attended to that no such thing Is
possible as taking a nap. 1'ntess this
thing stops they threaten to change
It was In accordance with the eternal
tlttness of things that a man who had
been indicted for bribery while serving
ns a member of the council some years
ogo should rise In a republican meeting
lo denounce the editor of The "Hee be
rause ho bus seen lit to recommend an
other man for the nomination of coun
cllnuin. It Is thlf class of "patriots"
that do the howling against The Hee.
Thero appears to be no great desire
Tor tho position of member of the
Hoard ot Control In Iowa. The econo
mies practiced by the board have a
tendency to raise up political enemies
nnd for this reason politicians do not
covet tho place, while business men ca
pable of tilling it are not looking for
opportunities to work for the salary
which attaches to the position, If thero
wcro as many "reformers" In Iowa as
thoro are In Nebraska Governor Shaw
.would be overruu with applications.
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STiiiKito the Kurxorr..
It Is announced by Associated Prers
Tho Joint comtnltteo of the Pennsylvania
legislature appointed at tho last session to
consider tho election of United States sena
tors by a direct voto ot tho people, with n
view to submitting an amendment to the
national constitution, has completed Its work
and today forwarded copies of Its resolutions
to tho secretaries of state of New York,
New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennes
see, Maryland, Iowa, Kentucky and Missis
sippi, whero legislatures nro now in session.
Tho resolutions refer to tho national house
of reprcsentattves having ou three occasions
passed bills favoring tho change and the
dcfat of theso by tho senato nonconcuring,
and alSo to various state legislatures favor
ing tho change. Tho provision of tho na
tlonnl constitution requiring tho calling of
a convention for proposing amendments on
tho application of two-thirds of tho states
Is quoted and the resolutions ask that tho
sovcral legislatures mako this request.
Tills Is the keynote to the solution of
nearly every vital problem with which
the American people are now wrest
ling, ft reaches not only the election
of I'nited States senators by direct vote
of the people, which can never be
brought about while the senate has a
veto upon the proposition, but nlso the
questions arising out of the evolution
of the trust and the acquisition of new
territory peopled with inhabitants not
quullllcd for American citizenship.
A national constitutional convention
would enable tho people to make their
eighteenth century constitution conform
with twentieth century conditions. That
ninny features of the constitution
framed by the fathers before the age
of steam and electricity for a nation
with less than -1,000,000 ppoulatlon
have been outgrown Is conceded by all.
That the experience of more than a
century of legislation under It has dis
closed many serious defects, leaving
the country subject to the varying In
terpretations of successlvo federal
courts, Is also uudlsputed.
The only objection raised to a re
vision of tlie constitution by conven
tion when It was Ilrst recommended
by the platform promulgated by Ne
braska republicans last year springs
from the fear that the convention might
inaugurate mischievous or hazardous
experiments. This Is tantamount to
a declaration that the American people
of the present generation are not to
lie trusted with the task of making a
rational revision of the law of the laud
handed down by their ancestors. Such
an indictment of the Intelligence and
patriotism of the American people will
hardly stand the test of discussion.
It can be safely set down that the
states would vie with ouu anil another
In selecting their most distinguished,
brainy and conservative citizens as
delegates to a national constitutional
convention. It Is also safe to predict
that the convention would weigh care
fully every proposition for a change
and submit to the various states an
Instrument so framed as to be reason
ably certain of ratltlcatlou by tho
necessary two-thirds majority.
nnirisn Axri-tvsii skxtmrxt.
Whether or not tho nntl-war senti
ment In England Is Increasing, it is
certain that those who are opposed to
the contllct iu South Africa are not
abating their efforts to strengthen such
sentiment. There are able and Influen
tial men who continue to denounce the
war as a crime and a blunder and de
clare that It was Instigated by greed.
Such distinguished leaders of public
opinion as John Morley and James
llryce, of whose patriotism there can
bo no question, boldly arraign the gov
ernment ami i protest ilu vlgoruus and
unqualified language against a con
tinuance of hostilities.
These people propose to carry on a
vigorous political propaganda uud It
may prove effective, though as to this
much will depend upon the course of
events Iu South Africa. If the opera
tions of the Hrltisli forces now sup
posed to be taking place shall be suc
cessful, If (ieneral Roberts should win
a victory that would give assurance of
further triumph for Hrltisli arms, the
anti-war element In Knglnnd would
doubtless decline. On the other hand, If
Roberta should suffer reverses and
heavy losses It is more than likely that
the sentiment against the war would
grow apace. At present, however, there
Is no doubt that a very huge majority
of the Kugllsh people are In favor of
prosecuting the war to the bitter end
and of giving tho government all the
support necessary thereto.
so-cai.leu Axri-uirsv cox fe urxc h .
The so-called antitrust conference
closed in disorder. Called as a non
partisan movement against the monop
olistic combinations, tills gathering of
free silver democrats and populists
soon nianitcsteii its true character as
an agency for promoting the Interests
of the Ilryan democracy. It was dom
inalcd from start to finish by men prom
inent in tho advocacy of free silver
and of the doctrines of tho Chicago
platform. There were In the confer
ence some anti-trust republicans, chief
among them Mr. Monnett of Ohio, who
as attorney general of that state made
himself known to the country as an
earnest opponent of trusts and who was
made permanent chairman of the con
ference, but these republicans were a
small minority and exerted no lullu
ence upon the deliberations.
Kvcn Chairman Monnett was unable to
relieve tin conference of Its partisan
character, exhibited in the adoption of
resolutions denouncing the tluaiu'lal
bills fixing the gold standard and In
the free trade declaration of the plat
form. Mr. Monnett felt called upon to
tell the confeieuco that It was the re
publican party which had placed an
anti-trust law upon the federal statute
books and If that law Is not being en
forced by the present attorney general
of the United States a democratic at
torney general had also failed to en
force It. lie might have gouo farther
and stated that when a democratic
congress, of which the present leader of
the party was a member, had an op
portunity to adopt legislation directed
against the trusts it failed to do so.
Controlled by tho advocates of free
silver uud frco trade, the declarations
of this so-called anti-trust conference
will have no weight with thoughtful
people. Such men as Altgehl. Weaver,
Jerry Simpson and tieorge i'red Wil
liams cannot be trusted to Hint a wWo
and practical solution of so complex a
problem as that of the trusts. It is a
question that calls for the highest order
f statesmanship and thorough honesty
and sincerity In its treatment. it Is
not a political question, but purely
economic; not a matter for partisan
controversy, but one to be considered
entirely on practical lines. The demo
cratic leader has been discussing this
problem for two years and as yet he
has offered no practicable plan for Its
solution. The Chicago conference, dom
inated by his adherents, has also failed
to do so. As tut alleged anti-trust con
ference this gathering of free sllverites.
free traders and Chicago platform sup
porters was a distinctly iMmoeratic en
terprise which will deceive no one who
lias the intelligence to discern the
Meanwhile the anti-trust cause is
growing and thoughtful men will con
tinue to address themselves to the task
of llndlng a wise, practicable and ef
fective way of remedying the evils and
averting the dangers of the monopolistic
SEtilUUS IF 'lllUE.
The statements made by Charles H.
Macrum. ex-consul of the United Slates
to the Transvaal republic, are serious
If true. lie alleges that his otllcial mall
was opened by the Hrltisli censor at
Durban and that a cable dispatch
which he tiled in the Interest of an
American in Pretoria was refused ab
solutely by the censor at Durban, if
these things were done they were In
dignities to the consul and to the gov
ernment he represented which call for
explanation and apology, but it should
not be hastily assumed that they are
true. The resolution of Inquiry regard
ing theso statements offered In the
house of representatives and referred
to the committee on foreign affairs
should be promptly reported to the
house and passed, so that the country
may ns soon as possible learn what the
State department has to say In the mat
ter. Meanwhile a Washington dispatch
states, on the authority of an unnamed
otllcial of that department, that there
is nothing of record to support the
statements of Macrum. it appears that
he reiMjrted in a general way that mall
did not reach him promptly and the
matter was investigated by the depart
ment, with the result of finding that
no unnecessary delay existed.
As to what Macrum says about Amer
ican interests In tho Transvaal repub
lic being neglected by our government,
that ho wus left in the position of a
British consul nnd not an American
consul, and concerning a secret alliance
between America and (heat Hrltaln, It
Is scarcely worthy of serious consid
eration, though it is to be expected that
the enemies of the administration will
try to make something out of it. Amer
ican Interests In the Transvaal were not
endangered and ns to the Interests of
Hrltisli citizens there Macrum was
simply directed to look after them just
ns the interests of our citizens were
looked after by Hrltisli consuls iu Spain
when the United States was at war
with that country. It was a perfectly
legitimate thing for our government to
do and did not place him in the p isl
tiou of a Hrltisli consul, though his
prejudices may have caused him to so
regard it. The talk about a secret al
liance Is rubbish, as Secretary Hay
some time ago pointed out In a pub
lished letter. It will be Just as well,
however, for the secretary of state to
dispose of this charge by an ollleial
declaration, since otherwise many mavv
accept It as true.
If Hrltisli otllclals at Durban have
Improperly Interfered with American
mall matter they should be called to
account for It, but we should not con
elude that such is the case upon the
bare testimony of an ex-consul whose
otllcial conduct Is somewhat clouded.
Candidate ltlugham declared In an
open meeting that lie is proud to have
the friendship of Mr. Kelby. To this
friendship there certainly is no ob
jection. Mr. Kelby Is a gentleman and
Is loyal to the corporation ho serves.
No disrespect was Intended to lilm by
the publication of Mr. Hingham's tell
tale letter. What Is objectionable In
the relationship between Mr. Hlngham
and Mr. Kelby Is the fact that Mr.
Kelby Is managing Mr. Hlnghain's
mayoralty campaign, while at the same
time ho is the political attorney for a
railroad company. Mr. Kelby's man
agement Indicates, If It docs not posi
tively prove, that Mr. Hlngham Is not
his own man, but somebody else's man.
What the people ot Umaha want is a
mayor who Is not the property of any
corporation, but one who Is In a posi
tion to treat all fairly, while at the
samo time protecting the public In
terest. Another damaging disclosure of
Mr. Hingham's letter Is his apparent In
timate relation with the manager of a
franchlsed corporation which enjoys
valuable privileges from tho city of
Omaha, The candidate who starts out
with such backing cannot get the sup
port of the rank and tile of the republi
Popoeratlc assessments upon the of
ficeholders are coining so thick nowa
days that some of the stockholders may
ask for an order of court to displace
tho present management and substi
tute a more economical uiie. Perhaps
they would not mind paying so much
If thero was any certainty that the In
surance against reinovul, offered by the
committee, was of any value.
Treasurer Meserve doubtless carries
that ?iiOO,000 of uninvested school
money around In his hat. There is uo
place In his olllce for It and the fact
that It Is not earning any Interest, as the
treasurer's report shows, indicates It is
not deposited In tho banks. An arch
enemy of tho banks such as popoeratlc
otllceholdcrs nro supposed to bu would
under no circumstances favor the money
power by allowing the banks to use
such a sum of money without pitying
interest on It.
Councilman Hlngham was an avowed
caudldate for mayor before last fall's
election. As candidate for the highest
olllce within the gift of the republicans
of Oinahr It was his duty to give loyal
uud active support to the republican
ticket. Hut Mr. Hlngham did not show
the slightest Interest In the success of
the ticket. Ou the contrary, he sulked
and remained away from republican
headquarters and republican meetings,
while his most Intimate associates and
followers were openly knifing the ticket
on the pretext that the defeat of the
ticket would damage the chances of
Prank K. Moores for rcnomluatlon. In
other words, Mr. Hlngham gavo aid
and comfort to the common enemy last
fall In order to Improve his own
chances for nomination this spring. Hy
so dolug ho absolved the republicans
from giving him support In the event or
his nomination. A man who Is willing
to destroy the party that he may build
himself up Is not entitled to the support
of the party.
The delegates to the republican city
convention will be charged with a great
responsibility. It will devolve upon
them to place In nomination candidates
for municipal oilloes who will command
the confidence of the groat mass of
Illur IlooM for c'alninlly.
Thirty thousand Chicago laboring men out
of employment. This Is tho largest ray or
sunshine Mr. Ilryan has observed for eomo
A Doleful inquiry.
Does any ono know a logical reason why
Hawaii should bo made a full territory un
der tho constitution of the United Statin
nnd l'orto Hlco should not?
Win-re nnd Wlicnf
San Francisco Call.
After nil tho fup and feathers Knglaud
gets her Alaskan harbor at hiBt. Undo Sam
may nwako to tho realization some day that
tho acquisition of new cousins Is expensive
American Conl In l'lirelun Market.
New York Mull nnd Kxpress.
The shipment of American coal to Mediter
ranean porM at tho rate of 10,000 tons a
week is regarded by military experts In
Europo an foreshadowing somo warlike
movement among tho continental powers
and thl view Is supported to some extent
by the fact that Kngland is doing Its utmciU
to divert theso cargoes to Its own ports by
taking all tho coal It can get at prices in
advance of tho contract flgurj.
l'ln UN to lniriY- (In Army.
New York Herald.
The characteristic defect of most bills In
troduced to Improve) the army Is a tendency
to seok mainly nn Increase In size, nnd not
an elasticity ot form that will enable It to
accommodate Itself to tho expansion de
manded la war or to tho contraction Im
posed by pence. The. first essential is to
reorganize tho nystem, confessedly nnclent
and bad, by creating a schemo which will
socuro tho greatest ofllclency with the least
wnsto of energy and money. This, difllcult
only on tho surface., has been resisted for
years, notably by certain viiteil Interests
In tho staff corps, which seem to be as
potent In estopping radical reforms ns the
National Ouard3 ot tho different Btates wrro
prcvloua to tho war In opposing tho needed
oxtension of strength.
.V Senator Without a Tarty.
Senator Wolcott Is tho victim of n cruel
fate. Ho belongs to a party that is morally
pledged to tho establishment of tho gold
standard and he comes from a stato that Is
largely Interested in Bilver mining. Henco
tho senator Is found somowhat llko tho boy
upon tho burning dedi, standing upon his
International bimetallism plank. He up-
proves tho finance bill, which declares the
gold dollar to be tho standard In tho United
States, yet ho declarer that a gold standard:
Is a bad thing. Ho excoriates Ilryan for
advocating frco silver, hut ho says nil the
world will bo advocating It In a llttlo while.
Ho speaks for the administration policy, but
ho regrets that tho senato Is thinking of
making bond Interest specifically payable In
gold. In n word, tho senator wishes tho
political advantage of gold without sacrifi
cing any of tho political advantages of
Unite Volume of livpoi'l.
January exports of hreadstuffs, provisions,
cotton und mineral oils, as reported hy tho
Hurcau of Statistics, aggregated In value
$0,320,093. In January, ISii'J, exports of
these commodities, which constitute about
70 per cent of our outgoing foreign tralllc,
amounted to $7t,72'j,763. Tho total for cvor.
months of tho current fiscal year Is, iu
round numbers, $117,000,000, ns against
$403,000,000 for tho corresponding period of
last year. Kxports of brcadstulTs for tho
seen months noted havo fallen off about
$12,000,000, and cotton exports over $20,000,
000, whllo putroloum shipments have in
creased by moro than $12,000,000, and pro
vision exports hove maintained the high
nvnraen of the noat two years. Condition!,
in foreign markets at this tlmo aro do.
cldcdly fuvorablo to n contlnunnco of tho
curt out heavy demand for our
staples of international trada.
It rather looks as though Clark's (of Mon-
tana) financial vIcwb wcro buy-motalllsm.
Tho first successful flanking movement of Tho president or tho conrerenco thinks
tho war was tho capture of that llock of ho euro for trusts is to bo found In national
sheep by the Doom ownership of tho railway. Another wants
. , , , ,,, . . , tho "repoul of a l spec al privileges. ' Still
Sealskins will ccst SO per cent more this " tho Impossible In tho .hap
year than last. American purchasers havo ' nltIatlV0 aM referendum. Congress-
gobbled up the entire supply In tho London Bu,Mr , HUro evory trUj)t , , ,,,
n,nrlDt' could bo destroyed under tho act of 1MI0
Senator Harris of Kansas Is said to be tho Jf tm, ,)resiacnt would wily enforce It. Hu
moit taciturn man In congress. Ho is the HUcmd Inquire of ox-President Cleveland
despair of all interviewers und has rarely a why nu ,jd I10t do so. Tho govornor of
woid to say for publication. Kouth r)aii0ta wishes the mines and tho
"Fighting Ilob" Kvar.s nt ono time of his means of transportation to bo "transferred
llfo Intended to bo a miner and went west from tho fow to the many." Another, loss
at the ago of 10, arriving in Salt Lako City modest, would do a wny with oil vested
with $200 and n navy revolver. rights In property. Still another sees sal
According to tho latest dispatches from the vat Ion In tho suppression of bank notes,
seat ot war In South Africa, General Jon- nd sovcral pin their faith to tho single tnx.
bort aecnio to be determined on crossing tho Tho only Idea on which thero appears to bo
Tugola river a fow times himself. anything like unanimity Is tho excellence of
Ambassador Chonto was recently asked by
a distinguished Kngllsh nobleman: "To,
what station in your country doen Mr. Van
derbllt belong?" Ho answered: "To tho
Grand Central station, Now York."
The recording of tho will of the Into John1,,
I. Ulalr of New Jersey shows once more how
the wealth of rich men Is overoJtlmated.
Ills property will foot up about $5,000,000.
when most peoplo thought It vva at least
ten times that
One result of tho Mollncux trial Is the
avowed decision of ono nf tho Jurymen an
undertaker, by tho way never to servo ns
Juryman again, "I shall simply so and pay
my tine of $100 or $500, as the case may be,"
ho says, "and let It go at that. I wouldn't
go through another such case as that again
for a good farm,"
iir.itr. a.m Tiiniu:.
lluffdlo is putting a large sum of money,
betwecu M.000.000 nnd $2,000,000, Into the
I'aii-Aiiicrlcan exposition, and hnn deter
mined to have at least one enduring me
morial of the show. Ono ot tho buildings
plunned will bo a permanent structure, and
nil! bo turned over to the Historical noclety
at tho closo of tho exposition. It will bo
built on park grounds nnd to designed that
liltlo alteration will be required to fit It
for permanent use. Omaha rejoices at the
forethought of tho lluffaloiilans and their
ability to do ns they plan. Wo had cherished
a hopo for somo enduring memorial of tho
Transmlrslftslppl exposition, but circum
stances confined It to pleasant memories.
Marriageable maidens of various ages and
pomo experienced peoplo have given their
views on "How to Manage a Husband."
Theso well-meaning peoplo havo thrown a
flood of light on tho subject, nud doubtless
blazed tho right path for many Just enter
lu upon tho arduous task, llut there I
much to lenrn. A Brooklyn woman furnishes
a plan warranted to produco the desired
result. Unfortunately, the authorities did
not approve, nnd sho wus called into court
to explain why sho did not stick to tho
gcntlo methods usually practiced. Ob."
nho replied, "I havo tried all those, and
the only dlffercnco Is that the wear nnd tear
comes nil on the woman. (Jentlo mothodu
don't do If you'ro dealing with a man, es
pecially If the man happens to be your
hm-band. Pvo tried the discipline of tears.
Thero's nothing In l rxcept loss ot beauty.
Pvo tried coaxing. Thero's nothing in that.
Pvo tried scolding, it's no good, except to
keep up tho fray oil night, woke up the
children nnd spoil one's temper. Pvo tried
Bitting up for hlni. It only amounted to
loss of sleep. 1 got no sympathy for It.
"I don't want you lo think that I whlppod
my husband for nothing. I didn't mind
working for hlni. A woman expectr to do
that. Out when, after a hard day's work,
ho got to criticising my looks and saying
1 wasn't us good looking ns I used to b,
and that I wao getting old and worn out
well, I thought It was about time to pro
to hlni that I wasn't so old and worn out
as ho Imagined, and so I spanked him."
More power to her elbow.
Amcilcan sympathy Is pretty well divided
Just now between tho llrltlsh and the Iloers,
tho Tagals of Luzon and thono who aro
trying to rub Into them a few degren? of,
civilization. If thoro Is sympathy left un
called for, thoro is n splendid opportunity
to dispose of it nearby, among tho strug
gling members of the Yaqui nation. Tho
Yr'jula are original settlers of Sonorn,
M ilco, and resent assumption of tho Mexi
cans to rulo them. In a circular addressed
"To tho American people," tho Junta ot tho
tribe thus states the case:
"Tho Yaqui nation has begun Us sttugglo
for independence, because it Is not natural
that a superior raco submit to nn Inferior.
"To a certain extent the friendliness of
the Yaquls for the Americans baH precip
itated tho present war, tho inevitable result
of which will ho the Independence of Sonora.
"In May. tSl'S, when the Americans were
fighting tho Spaniards tho Yaqui nation
offered for tho service of the Unlteil States
L'.'inO soldiers, fresh from tho battlefield,
sweet with liberty. Tho Mexican govern
ment In its hatred for tho United States
liroventcd tho Yaqui soldiers from helping
the United States and ever slnco has heaped
Injury and ludlgnity upoo tho Yaquls.
"Tho Yaqui nation will no longer tolerate
tho Mexican army In Sonorn. That army Is
composed of criminals. Mexico. Instead of
Improving Its convicts, places them In the
aimy that Is meant to hold tho Yaquls In
subjection. Thus It Is that Sonora Is the
dumping ground for the criminals ot Mexico.
Tho Yaquls will not havo dishonest men
n'tuong them, whether Mexican convict or
"Tho Yaqui nation his established n pro
visional government, tho olllces of which arc
at rtablspe. Tho Ynqul army headquarters
aro nt Oposura In winter and Potam In sum
mer. All Americans aro welcomo to enlist.
"In tho event of tho success of tho Yaqui
peoplo over tho robber Mexicans, no foreign
ers, except native-born Americans, will be
allowed Into Sonorn for ten years.
"Tho property and persons of Americans
I In Sonora will be protected by tho Yaquls
, In every wny. All Americans nro warned
, against Mexicans who commit murders
'ascribed to Yaquls.
"The Mexicans kill two birds with one
stone by nssasslnntlng our friends, the
Americans, and defaming us In tho eyes ot
When David Hllcy, n wealthy farmer of
Kokcmo, Ind., offered $1,000 to any one who
would save his wifo from drowning David
Itutherford Jumped In the water nnd, after
a hard Btruggle, brought tho woman ashore.
This was Inst spring. Itutherford brought
suit for tho money recently und a Jury has
Just uwarded him tlio full amount. If Mr.
Hllcy ever has occasion to suo for damages
for tho loss of his wifo's affections ho may
add tho amount of this verdict to the sum
A Kl SIO.N MDKSHOW,
Q ii ii I ii ('nlleetli)ii of TlieorlxtN Aliinu
The If VleH In Clilenui),
A glance at tho personnel of tho confor
enco called In this city by tho American
Anti-Trust leaguo will dlBpcI ony hopo of n
broad, non-partisan discussion or of any
practical results. Whatever tho Intentions
of the leaders ot tho movement nay havo
been, they havo brought together a narrow
minded collection of llryanltcs, populists
and ndvocates of crank theories. Tho anti
trust conference held In Chicago lust sum
mer had some dignity ot personnel nnd It
'discussed tho subject with moro or less
Judgment and practicality, lib speakers In
--lulert republicans ns well ns democrats,
capitalists as wen na wieurisis, ousiness men
"s we" ns dreamers. Tho aggregation of
Inlnnl .,n, tn l.i. fnmiil It! f'nntrnl Mllutn tn 1 1
(II 11 HI IIIJW IIJ UU (UIWH4 111 VVUIIIII .'Uinib tit 1 1
la chiefly drawn from tho Hllver wing of the
'democratic party, and Its deliberations can
not bo expected to result In anything better
than tlm Ideas nlready vociferously an-
nounccd by Colonel Wllllnm Jennings nrynn.
u ,ucu' ,bU" ,reo "VBr c".'
1 Vi" 'To, n"Ck J"l
money currency bill now neroro congress
tho conference fully revealed Its animus.
Theso resolutions aro conceived In tho same
rtlrl nu thnt nf thn ilelpffule whn tinlltlVPH
,nan should i)ave tho right to Issue
paper money ou nis own responsibility.
( WJtn n,ttny wtl(i adjectives theso reformers
denounro tho Idea of compelling n man who
tos borrowed gold tn uay his dobt In gold,
which would "demonetize, silver and nil
paper "money dollars, cnslnvo the peoplo, and
destroy tho republic to the end that freo
government may perish from tho earth."
Tho adoption ot thesu silly resolutions by
tho contvrouco stamps it with Its true label,
It might savo Itself further troublo L In
dorsing tho Chicago platform in toto and
adjourning nine die.
J commit ox tin: thi:atv.
Washington Star: It 1 rather nudnelous
for tho opponents of tho new treaty to sus
pect that (Jreat Hrltaln would undertake to
knock out tho Uoer republic and the .Monroe
j ImllauapollH News: The temper that de
Inlands exclusive control of the canal will
not be regarded by the nations of the world
us evidencing u peaceful purpose. It Is
not to be Imagined that they would con
, template with satisfaction the fortification
of this waterway by our government, and
the assertion of the right to close It to tho
commerce of the world. These things should
be kept In mind by the opponents of tho
treaty. Possibly wo might be stroug enough
to work our will In the face ot a world
wldo opposition but is It worth while?
1'hlladclphla Times: Let tho tnnty now
pending In the senate be confirmed; let the
i Nicaragua canal be pushed forward as rnp-
Idly n.i posslblo; let our navy be Increased
j to enable Us to command the high se.is which
' aro approaches to tho cnnal and lot us have
the support of the civilized world In this
great enterprise by making It an open high
i way In peaeo nnd war. If nn enemy can
get Its vessel Into tho canal let it do so, but
wu should bo well equipped on sea to make
It Impossible for a hostile fleet to enter at
either end or to como out In safety It an
entrance was effected.
Now York Times: Tho argument that an
Isthmian canal that wo did not have the
right to closo against our enemy la tlmo ot
win' would be a source of danger to us In
weak, shallow nnd utterly unconvincing.
Protect It as we might a waterway under
our control would be too dangerous a place
for our enemy to trust Itself In for tlio
thirty-six hours or so that it would tuku to
pass through. With our fleets In command
of both entrances access would be perilous
enough, llut tho greater danger would
tho enemy In tho strait. And this would bo
truo of a canal under general guarantee and
protected by any nation on earth.
Detroit Krco Press: it woutd be far moro
coiU'inendablo and encouraging, it seems to
us, it the opponents ot ratification would
give their ihoughtE and enthusiasm iu
larger measure to commercial matters and
les to military, it is placing tbu infrequent
necessity above the ccustant. It Is substitut
ing the cnuso ot wastage and destruction for
tho source, of increase and progress. If all
tho canal controversialists would attend
strictly to tho problems of homo development
and advancement political, Industrial and
social It is more, than possible that they
would come speedily to realize that there are
domestic projects and Improvements more
urgent and 'beneficent thnu an Isthmian canal
of any kind at this time. Hut It Is dim
cult to get the statesmanship of the times,
especially tho "world supremacy" stylo of
statesmanship, to give a Utile thought to
the needs nnd interests of the old United
Stntea. It la too truo In tho present statu
of tho legislative mind that distance lends
Chicago Tribune: Nothing can be plainer
or more Irrefutable than the proposition that
If the powers of Kurope, Qrent Hrltaln In
cluded, arc to enter Into partnership with
tin. United States In tho political control
ot tho Nlcnraguan cunnl nnd are to insure
Its neutrality this country cannot be ex
pected to pay moro than Its fair share of the
cost. All -who aro to profit by the canal,
commercially or otherwise, should he pre
pared to contribute out of their ubuudanco
to the cost of Its construction. If tho neu
trality of tho canal is to bo guaranteed by
tho Joint awsuranccH of tho powers of Eu
rope, wo should like to have the Joint as
surances of tho same powers that they aro
prepared to put their hands In their pockets
and do something toward building the cauai
and maintaining it afterward, provided the I
tolls shall not bo Minicicnt, ns they pro I, ,
ably will not be, to cover operating ex- I
pensos. If we nrr to havo political partner
ship let us have financial partnership, and
to the extent that each power Is to be bene
fited let It pay.
i:m;i,am) in s v kci.o tii.
liner iieei"ie I 'mine Mtieh eiii elilnu
of lliltlxli Henri-.
The greatest blessing of tho war Is Its
complete nnd damning exposure of our na
tional weaknesses. In every department of
public llfo our methods aro out of ditto. We
feast on words and trado upon tradition. We
aro really to Indulge at any moment In an
orgy of rhetoric upon "the glories of our
birth nnd state," until, In tho very nbsence
of any practical efforts to enhance or main
tain them, they threaten, in tho words of the
old port, to become "shadows, not substantial
things." Wo forget that, though the camel
may exist for a period upon Its own hump,
the process cannot last furevor. We have
been like the Ilrahmlnn In our pride and
Mandarins In our methods, and that Is a bad
combination. Sir John Secley has taught tic
that wo won our empire In a fit of absence
of mind and wo ato only beginning to realize
that we shall revjutro a very constant and
active presence of mind If wo nro to preserve
It. Wo have rejected the tenets of tho Man
chester school and adopted the principles
of Imperialism, but wo havo never made an
effort to replace tho old political machinery
of n llttlo Kngland by a practical organiza
tion equal to tho maintenance nf a real Im
perial system. In ono respect wo havo never
shaken off tho most fatal dcluslou of tho
Bright and Cobdcn period, when nations
were regarded as tho separate departments
of a pacific co-operative Boclety lending Its
harmonious energies more nnd moro lo the
work of uulvorsul provision. A state of
things In which tho energies of rival na
tions would bo bent upon tho effort to noil
the snmo thing to tho samo customers seems
nover to havo entered Into tho prophetic
soul ot tho Manchester school to which wo
nwo most of the political mischief that wo
aro forced to romedy today.
We ourselves havo taught other nations n
very different philosophy nnd wo have given
no moro frequent phrnso to tho current po
litical discucHlou of every country in ICuropo
thnn this, "tho strugglo for life." It Is tho
root of tho whole, evil that, whllo every
nation is nllvo to that Inexorable law, wo
havo regarded oursolvea oh possessing some,
rightful und secure monopoly ot the oldest
and most profitable dopartment In the uni
versal co-operative society. While other
natlone are exortlng every faculty and strain
ing evory fiber to carry off tho prizes of
politics and commerce, and ceaselessly seek
ing to perfect tho equipment with which
they Btrlvo for success In the competition of
peoples, wo havo complacently gathered Idle
flesh, Wc havo relaxed our efforts, lost our
Initiative, flattered our own superiority In
stead of observing tho marvelous progress of
our neighbors, and wo havo ubuudoned our
selves to tho deadly delusions nf n vain and
lazy fatalism. Wo have tho greatest empire
In tho world, without tho shallow or tho
vestlgo ot Imperial Institutions In politics.
Wo have a Houso of Commons which ought
to be the powerful heart of national life, but
Is divided into two parli, which think more
of preying upon each other than of promot
ing a healthy circulation In the body politic.
Wo havo a commerco, tho greatest nnd the
most cosmopolitan In tho world, but ad
mittedly lcs progressive by far than tho
trado of America or Gormany or Belgium or
Our educational system Is a byword for
confusion, and Is curried on without tlm
slightest effort to illiect It with clearness
nnd cortalnty to tho sorvico of tho statn.
Our government departments aro tho most
expensive nnd least tfilclent among the
bureaucracies of tho powers. Wo have oven
lost our old advantage In physical develop
ment. Sir William Kapler, In n splendid
passage, shows how the superiority of tho
British physical typo struck foreign nations
with admiration during tho Niioleoi)!o ware.
But we havo acquired a passion tor looking
on nt athletic, while In Germany univer
sal military service has led In Midi a steady
Improvement In national physique from gen
eration to generation that ihe rlotbrs of
the average Prussian Oronadler lit the wai
o' liberation would fall by several Inches to
fit tho average Gorman of today.
That Is the state of things which nan
resulted from generations of government
by rulo of thumb, while other nations have
been raising discipline Into a religion and
preparation Into a science, 'itestralnt and
discipline" said Iliirkc In this, ns In other
rei-pcets, a hundred years before his time
in his preaching to nations "these nio
what form tho education of the world."
They are certainly what form the education
ef tho German, who sacrifices a portion o:
hu llfo to the ucrvico of his country, but
makes up for tho time given to patriotism
by greater keenncis and energy In buMnerh.
nnd Is ns devoted to work as wo are io
sport. Let us not envy patient, plodding.
Indomitable Germany, whoso only genius H
nn Insatiable dcsJro to learn nil that Is to bn
learned from ethers nnd nn Infinite capacity
for taking pains. Germany deserves every
atom of her success, for every dopartment
of her national life Is governed by tho word
"thorough." and It will carry her further
yet nt the expense of supine competitors, un
lets tho present accounts of this empire tiro
audited in tlmo and some considerable
change Is effected In the method of manage
ment. If tho picturo we havo drawn worn
the only side of tho question, there would
be a discouraging end tn tho argument.
nut It Is not tho only Bide. Wo linve the
strongest position for defense and attack In
the world. Wo have a gi eater social solid
arity than that of any other country. V
have still a long lead in commerce.
hnvo nn immense preponderance In wealth.
Foreign observers havo again and again ad
mitted that our military aptitude uud fight
ing material aro superior to those, of anv
country in Uurope. We are, above all, rich
when wo bring our minds seriously to bear
uioi a subject, In nvlng common sense
We have resources, i.icn nnd money, median -If
in and morale, sufficient. If properly em
plejed, to make us iuvuluerablo for ecu
turles. We have Intelligence enough tin
utlllzo our advantages, and wo must pet
about and work now or never. The poller
of Kngland must be more alive, more scien
tific, more earnest, more exacting toward
citizens and ministers a 1 1 1; o , If order Is In
ha evoked out of ndmlnlstrniive chaos. Tim
thing not only can be done. It must and
shall 'bo done. In the moment of trial ilu
touch of Hhurlcl's spenr has proved ilin
substance of the nation true; nnd to nuv
suggestion that this generation can fall
In tho great task to which we are called we
reply In tho words of that Chatham win
derived his title from the scene of Lord
Ito.rbcry's speech, "Never, never, never!"
Cnniriitli- (In) or a .loll.
New York Sun.
Having nominated himself for senaior. tlio
Hoe. Jerry Simpson of Medicine Lodge pro
ceeds fo nnmiimte a kindred splrll, tho Hon
Sucker Itod Sum Jones, for vice prrstdriw
Jerry says that "them Is a strong rcntlmeut
In Kansas anil Nebraska" for Mr. June.
Whllo he cannot fill ihe place of the Itua.
August linkpnnk, Toledo Jones hi a lively
citizen ami makes Home howl when lie lakes
the automobile. llut he mn.v nnmlnale him
self for president on a sttnlght Jones ticket.
i,i: vdim; to i, vi on,
f-'omorvllle Join mil: The must Hdf-saeii-flclng
person In any household Is always the
one who reads tho evening paper hist.
Indianapolis Press: "Hut why." thry hn--teiieil
to nsk hlni. "should vim have liri"i
so earclusr as to light a match In the
i thought It would Hel ihe room off s"
nicely," he nnswcied. with his last breath "
I'etrnlt Journal: "iiilt open ilunr If vvrv
druiighty nnu Irritating, 'but I suppose I
ought to be Klml lliey didn't (emove tlm
whole side or the house'" I'xtjlnlirinrt the
emperor of Liilnii, with something: of tlm
spirit of the philosopher.
ChleiiRo I'osl: "Do you think he's a real
"I know IimV not."
"What makes you so sure?"
'He's been devoting himself lo a rIiI with
Philadelphia Press: "'Jliero people," ic
niurked the cheerful mini, "who onnstnntlv
enmnhtln that this Is n hanl world' make
"Why. don't you believe It?" asked
"No, I don't."
"Huh! You never attempted to ride u
bicycle, did you'.'"
Indianapolis Journal: "What Is arbitra
"Well, It Is a Kond thing for you, Tommy.
When your mother wants lo whin von I
eoax her off nnd when I want to whip you
shn coaxes me off. '
Detroit Journal: The storm broke, Iu the
"Yet will I cleave to thri forever!" erled
the heroine, drawing her mackintosh more
closely about her frail figure.
At tills thn wind whistled.
Hut the thunder merely chipped, betray
liur better breeding.
Washington Slur: "War Is a terilble
thing," said tho plilhinthrnplM.
"It Is," answered the Filipino. "That last
retreJit of outh was utmost as bad ns a
six days' blcyrlo race."
Washington Star: "I likes ler gib ad
vice," said I'll etc Kbetl. "D.ir nln' iiilllln'
mo' sntlsfylu' to u man dan in Incourage
other folks to bustle, while ho sits down an'
takes it good loaf hlHso'f."
Somerville .Inuriinl: Sniythe What will
you sell your house for?
HJnncs Well, my asking price Is $l,S0ti.
Chicago Tribune; "Hello, anyinun! J cm
sorry to see you In tills fix."
"Yes, here I inn, with a broken leg. And
only a few days lieforo I fell and broke I1 I
drove an nci'iit of a e.iHimlly company oin
of my olllce for bothering me about taking
out nn aidiliint Insurance pulley."
"That's too bud. How do you put In your
"Kicking myself with the other leg."
When th' days begin C lengthen, nn' tlf
night grow short ti bit.
Then th" cold begin I' strengthen mehlm
you hnvo nutlet d if.
Then when you lenvo your firesides, an' go
nut ler u walk,
It's best I' keep your mouth shot, nn' not
attempt V talk;
Ker th' man who makes th' weather an'
hands It out to us
Is rntlinr nn oncerttiln, unreliable kind '
An' he don't pay no attention to what he Is
An, u cold wnve's llko t' strike you cf
When th' day Is slowly ml 1 1 11 an' th' cold.
gray twilight falls,
An' th' frost begins t' sparkle nil around Hi'
When you hear th' north wind soughlii'
through th' brandies uv th' pines,
An' n-HwIngln' nn' u-swayln' are th' bale
You can bet that thero'H a cold wave cnmli.
down from Calgary,
Thai will make you hump up double, ah'
freeze up th' mercury;
For there's never hut ono meanln' when th'
winds begin t' sheiiit,
An' th' cold wave s like f git you of
When th' loosened snow Is thin' o'er th'
Holds so still an' white.
An' Hi' sun shines kinder sickly, nu' give'
nut u grayish light,
When, no matter what you'ro doln It's
hard work, t' keep warm,
You kin put It down as suro that there's
trolir to be ii storm,
Ho fill th' big ol' woodbox tz full z tt will
With seiihoned beeoh an' maple thet shines
nlmoht like geld.
I'ull down th' winder curtains, nn' draw h
mug n' stout,
I'er th' told wnve's gain' t git you of