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1 HTi I - 'T- t Ati..itioo3 Mrs. Thomas M. Patterson, wife of Senator Patterson of Colorado, died in Denver, July 16. In his great bereavement Sena tor Patterson will have the ten der sympathy of a very large number of people who have como to know him and to re spect him W his ability and fidelity to duty. Senator Patterson's Loss. . Investigate ' , These. . . Things.. Mayor Low of New York lias" made an ap peal for funds to be used in the erection of a f monument in Manila to Doctor .Better Rizal, the Filipino patriot Than Rizal, it will be remembered, Granite. sacrificed his life in the cause of Filipino liberty. It will occur to a great many people that a Philippine republic would be a better monument to this patriot than, any block of granite that could bo carved by the hand of man. Senator Thomas C. Piatt of New York is fluoted as saying: "We can elect a yellow dog for governor this year," There Tlmo Is such a thing as being alto- to, gether too sanguine, and while Think. the republican politician has learned that in the past repub licans have voted their ticket without question, and without reason, the rank and file of the party .may take a notion to do a little thinking on its own account "When a party leader publicly boasts that his party could "elect a yellow dog" to the office of governor of New York, it would seem that it was about time for the thinking to begin. .During the Spanish-American war the govern ment paid $660,000 for the transport Grant. Re cently it was decided to dispose of the vessel, and when the bids were opened, it was discovered that $51,000 was the highest bid filed. The wear and tear repre sented by more than $600,000, during a period Of four years, might indicate that this particular transport did valiant service; or the difference In the sum paid for this vessel by the govern ment and the sum offered for it by the highest bidder might suggest that a bit of official investi gation concerning the purchase of vessels in the year 1898 would not le out of place. Governor Odell of New York does not agree with Senator Piatt on the "yellow dog" proposi tion. The governor says that Odell no election is a certainty, and on that the republicans cannot af- "Yellow Dogs." ford to be careless about their nominees. The governor adds: "I am one of those who believe that it should be the policy of parties which expect to win to namo no man for any office who has not the confidence of the people, and who will not pledge himself to carry out policies in which the public has faith." It is safe to say that among intelligent men Gov ernor Odell will appear to have the better side of the discussion. Hon. Bourke Cockran in his Fourth of July oration took occasion to refute the oft-asserted power of government to create wealth. He said: "Govern ment of itself can create noth ing. There is but one source of property, and that is the labor of human hands exercised directly on the bosom of the earth or on the products of the earth. Sinco government cannot create anything, it has noth ing of its own to bestow. If, therefore, it under takes to enrich one man, the thing which it gives him it must take from some other man. Where it has a favorite it must have a victim, and obvious ly that, government only ,is just and truly benev olentv which has neither .favorites . nor. rvictims." The Power of Government. The Commoner. Mr. Cockran is right. When the government bo stows favors upon a few It does so at tho ex pense of tho many tho "forgotten men," sb one writer has expressed it But while tho govern ment cannot create wealth it can encourage tho production of wealth by insuring to tho producer tho enjoyment of the results of his work. When tho government guarantees to the laborer a fair share of the proceeds of his toil It offers tho high est and best inducement to great and porsistont effort In a speech delivered recently at Joplin, Mo., Senator Burton of Kansas said: "I want every republican paper, every ropub lican speaker, every republican voter to know that there Is ab solutely no difference in tho party between tho president and tho senate." The Kansas City Journal, republi can, commenting upon this statement, declares: "The Kansas senator knows how to express him self intelligibly and unmistakably when ho wants to. Did President Roosevelt agree privately that tho bill for relief of Cuba should fall or did ho not?" The public will await Senator Burton's reply with considerable Interest In the parlance of tho street, it's "up to" Senator Burton. "Vp to Senator Burton." Then Why Condemn Him? The court-martial sentenced Gen. Jacob H. Smith to be "admonished" by the reviewing au thority. Secretary Root In com menting upon the decision, said that the conviction was just He also said that General Smith's verbal orders If followed "would have brought everlasting disgrace on the military service of the United States." Then the secretary proceed to cite certain Instances in. tho career of Washington and In that of General W. T. Sherman as "precedents of the highest author ity that fully sustain General Smith's written an,d printed orders," and finally the president directs that General Smith be relieved from .the active list If there is ample precedent for Smith's con duct, precedent which the secretary of war feels justified In citing, then why should Smith be con demned by the same authority that cites this pre cedent? A cablegram from Manila under date of July 16 says that "cholera is still spreading in the provinces. The provincial totals are 14,567 cases and 10,937 deaths. Manila averages forty cases daily." Will some imper ialist be good enough to explain what advantage the people of the United States are to gain by this policy of imperialism, or ex pansion, as you please? .Millions upon millions of dollars are to be expended each year and in the expenditure we are to confront ourselves with strange problems not only with respect to the gov ernment of people, but also as to the public health; and where shall wo find recompense? Wo shall not find It In our conscience, for conscience revolts at the policy we are pursuing. We shall not find it In commerce, for as Andrew Carnegie said, "the fatal fact of distance Is against us." We shall not find it in the ordinary considera tions of profit because it is all loss and no profit 'iWhere the Recompense? which figures are at hand. Hero are tho items: Agricultural implements, $1,100; flour, $5,250; car riages, $5,371; clocks and watohes, $5,302; lum ber, $1,700; builders' hardware, $5,192; sewing machines, $2,274; petroleum, $780; furniture, $1, 359; total, $27,328. Tho World vory proporly con cludes: "In tho trado which 'follows tho flag' to our new Pacific possessions tho number of sol '.dlors' coffins is to tho quantity of ordinary mer chandise In pathetic disproportion." The army transport Kilpatrlck recently car ried to Manila four thousand coffins to be used in burying American soldiers Coffins who have died of fevers, chol- Follow era, and other diseases incident the Flag. to tropical warfare. The New York World estimates the coat of each coffin to be $8, and thus places the value of $32,000 on this coffin shipment The World points oub that this exceeds In. value our 'total exports to the Philippines in nine great classifl- , catlons'durlng. th month- of May, the:lsstfor.' WVN A Washington dispatch to the Chicago. Record-Herald says: " 'WantedMon to eat food; liberal salary.' Such an adver- Vcry tlsemont may bo published in Strange tho nowspapers in a few days by " Advertisements, the department of agriculture. Under authority of congress, Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of tho department, is soon to commence a sories of experiments to ascertain tho offect upon tho human system of various food products supposed to contain' Injurious Ingredients. He will employ healthy men, upon whoso robust constitution will bo tried adulterated compounds, as well as a puro, wholesome food, and the effect of various articles will be closely noted, tho re sult to be reported to congress for Its guidance in framing puro food legislation." If the trust sys tem is permitted to continue undisturbed, it may become quite common for advertisements to appear In tho newspapers something on this order: "WantedFood for men to cat" While at La Crosse, Wis., recently the editor of The Commoner took occasion to examine tho henting plant which is in opera La Crosse tion In that city. It is a pro Heating nounced success. The hot wa Pfant. ter is forced through large mains through the city, and. a largo number of private residences aro connected with these mains. Tho houses are thus heated without tho care and annoyance occasioned by a separate plant and at less expense. There is no reason why citizens should not secure their heat frpm a central plant, as well as their light and their water, and it is only a question of time when cities, largo and small, will avail themselves of this economy. Tho La Crosso plant is a private Institution and the objections made to the private ownership of gas and water plants can be mado to tho private ownership of a heating plant Why should not tho city sell heat to its citizens as most cities now do water, and as many now fur nish light? It is a coming reform; the enterpris ing and public-spirited city government that in troduces the heating plant will win popularity. A Manila dispatch under date of July 16 says: "A hundred Ladrones armed with rifles and bolos attacked and defeated eight of Now It Is tho constabulary near San Ma "the leo, Manila province, Tuesday. Constabulary." The losses of tho constabulary were one man wounded and five men missing. The constabulary have asked for reinforcements of a hundred men to pursue the Ladrones." This is ono of the early Indications that after all the war is not over. To be sure, this dispatch refers to tho "constabulary," but that in fact means American soldiers. In order to sustain the policy of deceit, that Js necessary un der the pretense that there is no longer war in the Philippines, we will hear In the future very much concerning the "constabulary." As a matter of fact, the American people have in the past been kept in the dark concerning Philippine affairs, and in order to suit the purposes of the administra tion, It will be necessary to deceive them in tho future. Perhaps the people like to bo deceived. But we think It safe to say that some time in the not distant future there will be a day of reckon ing and the more deception. employed by the re publican leaders today, the greater will be the v debt 'which tLe republican party, must liquidate lav ' 'the future. il HI im.