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Senator Bailey may save the precious
honor of Texas by refusing to vote for the
Panama canal treaty, but it will be ratified
all the same.
The Democrats ought to denounce the new I
commercial traty with China on the ground I
that it was ratified by cable, and is, there
fore, unconstitutional.
T'nder its new organisation the Constim-
Gas Trust Company seems to be making
steady progress towards furnishing artificial
fuel gas at a very lo-jr rate.
Former Congressman Driggs is spoken of
Ss having escaped easily, but his moat hu
miliating sentence is yet to be served. He
can never vote or hold office again.
j New York's renewed attempt to get the
Sanction of the law in keeping saloons open
on Sunday will hardly be successful. New
York wants it, but Albany decides it.
By the way it would be interesting to
know if Mr. Bryan is really proud of all
those kind editorials telling how greatly ho
has been improved and polished and broad
ened by his European trip.
One of the charges against Mayor Book
WaltT was inefficient street cleaning. At no
time during his administration were 'he
Streets in as bad condition as they have
been for some weeks past and are now.
uncovered In Cripple Creek the
other day proved to be almost solid gold.
That isA. K start toward a prosperous
ysarPts time for the Colorado miners
to t5ke the advice given, to Panama i, ins :
-Stop talking. Dig."'
A dispatch from Tokio states that the
Japanese treasury has on hand $3OU,00O,0OU.
aim mw Bigamie sum is aiiuaea to as
"enough to sustain a short, sharp contest."
This may give the people an idea of what a
protracted fight would cost.
Two members of the Kentucky delegation
in Congress made their maiden speeches on
Tue. lay against the Hepburn pure-food bill
on the ground that it interfered with State
rights. So. it is a sacred right of the people
of one State to ship adulterated foods into
other States, is it?
Reporters are getting very curious to
know the nature of the new idea which
Mr. 'Bryan says he gained in Europe; but
he isn't satisfying their curiosity. Do the
reporters think he is going to let some
other paper publish what he can use as
a "scoop" for the Commoner?
It is noted that there is no anti-imperial
ism In the recent call for a Democratic na
tional convention. In 1900 the call included
"those who favor a republic and oppose the
onplre." The present call omits those
words. It looks as if the party wanted to
get rid of the "paramount Issue" of 1900.
Lieutenant Governor Gilbert's announce
ment that he will stand for the Republican
Msntnatlon for Congress will cause a flurry
In the Twelfth district. If he should be re
nominated and elected the Journal will go
his security that he will uot ship his per
sonal env--ts t. Washington under a con
gressional frank.
A St. Petersburg dispatch says: 'The
press generally admits with son e irrita
tftOQ that a great victory has been won
by American diplomacy in Manchuria." It
was won by the prompt action of the ad
ministration in clofing a treaty with China
by cable. The 1'cmocrats in Congress
should denounce the administration for
acting with undue ha-
The telegraphic dispatches report that the
Thibetans are "insolent toward the Brit
ish" under Colonel Younghusband, though
there have been no hostile acts. If any
thing could be more insolent than the in
Yssion of the British troops the Thibetans
certainly would not bo blamed for exhib
iting it. It sh .ws a remarkable patience
that they hive committed no hostile acts.
As to the Impropriety and Indecency of
making the City Hospital a political ma
chine, or administering it In the Interest of
ny party or faction, there ought not to be
ny difference of opinion. To do so is trifling
With the welfare of the sick and unfortunate
and Is on a moral plane with dispensing
drugged wines or adulterated medicines. The
hospital management should be removed as
far as possible from partisan control for
partisan purposes.
H Mr iLi).
The conference of Democratic senators to
discuss the Panama situation has made it
apparent that the canal treaty will be rati
fied by the Senate and that several South
ern Democratic senators will vote for it.
Some of these have been instructed by their
States, while others will vote for the
treaty because the Southern people are in
favor of the canal and because it will bene
fit the South. There is a still broader
ground and better reason for supporting
the treaty, viz., because it will benefit the
entire country and the whole world, and
will promote the interests of collective
civilization. While senators were seeking
a reason for supporting the treaty they
might as well have selected the broadest
and best one.
The Democratic senators who will oppose
the treaty will base their opposition on con
stitutional grounds, thereby maintaining
the traditions of the party for opposing
every measure of national progress because
it is unconstitutional. The Democratic
theory of the Constitution is that it was
framed to retard national progress, to tie
the hands of the executive, to prevent
prompt action in emergencies, to prohibit
the adoption of new policies for new con
ditions, to enforce adherence to obsolete
precedents and to require the United
States to stand still and mark time while
other nations are marching past it. Prior
to the civil war the Constitution was in
voked for the protection and extension of
slavery. During the war almost every act
of Abraham Lincoln was held to be uncon
stitutional, and about the only thing ad
mitted by Democrats to be clearly constitu
tional was the right of a State to secede
from the Union. Every important measure
during the last forty years, from the
emancipation of the slaves to the acquisi
tion of the Philippines, was denounced as
unconstitutional, and now the Panama
canal treaty is opposed on the same ground.
The inconsistency of some Southern sen
ators is very marked in view of the fact
that while opposing the treaty on constitu
tional grounds the excessive representa
tion of the Southern States in Congress is
largely due to the nullification of the four
teenth and fifteenth amendments to the
Constitution. If the Constitution had been
enforced, in fact if it had not been flagrant
ly violated, the representation of every
Southern State in Congress would have
been cut down years ago, and some sen
ators who are now there would not be
there. At this very time, while Senator
Gorman is denouncing the President for an
alleged violation of the law, he is trying
to formulate a plan for nullifying the Con
stitution of the United States in Mary
These Democratic senators strain at a
gnat and swallow a camel. They lie awake
nights forging arguments to prove that the
President violated the Constitution by land
ing marines in Panama to protect Amer
ican lives and property and by recognizing
the independence of the new republic, but
they see no wrong in the absolute nulliflea-
tion of the Constitution in the South. The
Constitution is only sacred in their eyes
when it can be used as an argument against
national progress or the performance of
ome great work or duty by a Republican
administration. When it is nullified to
give the Southern States a fraudulent rep
resentation in Congress th- y have not a
word of protest.
But the treaty will be ratified, the canal
will be built and owned by the United
States, and the American people will ap
prove of every step In the proceeding and
assign a high place in history to the Presi
dent who was wise and patriotic enough to
seize the opportunity of bringing it about.
This is an age of territorial expansion and
empire building. The world has hardly
ceased wondering at Cecil Rhodes's com
prehensive scheme in South Africa, which
he did not live to see practically realized
by the success of the British in the Boer
war. when It is advised of a new plan of
empire building in northern Africa under
the leadership of a Frenchman, Möns.
Jacques Lebaudy by name. M. Lebaudy
is a native of France, the son of very
wealthy parents, and possessed of a large
amount of enterprise, energy and ambition
An extensive traveler and somewhat of an
adventurer, he nevertheless has stable
qualities and an ambition to do something
on a large scale. He has reached the
point of styling himself Jacques I, Emperor
of Sahara.
Sahara is a vast region in northern Africa
extending from the Atlantic coast on the
west to the valley of the Nile on the east,
embracing a country about 3,000 miles from
east to west, with an average breadth of
1HJ0 miles and with an area of nearly 3.000.000
square miles. In the old geographies it was
called the Desert of Sahara, just as the re
gion embracing Kansas, Colorado and sev
eral other States was styled the Great
American Desert. Moderu geographers
know better. Sahara contains some exten
sive deserts and large patches of arid land
which would require artificial Irrigation
to make them productive, but it also con
tains a great deal of fine pasture and till
able soil. That Sahara is almost unpopulated
at present does not prove that it will re
main so. A generation that has seen the
Great American Desert develop several
prosperous States and frozm Alaska mov
ing steadily towards statehood should not
be incredulous of anything in that line.
Colonizing nations are looking to Africa
as an outlet for their overflowing popula
tion, and empire builders find it an inviting
field for the exploitation of great plans.
Great Britain, Germany and France are all
operating there on these lines, and the eud
of the century will doubtless find darkest
Africa converted into a prosperous and
progressive white man's country. Even now
it is an Inviting field for enterprising young
men who have the stuff in them to make
successful pioneers.
It is not known how much territory Em
peror Jacques I controls, but he evidently
proposes to hold what he has. A dispatch
from London says he has decided to draw
the officers and noncommissioned officers
for two battalions of native troops from
Great Britain and the United States and
that President Roosevelt will be asked to
recommend a certain number from the old
Rough Riders' regiment for appointment
in the Saharan army. Emperor Jacques I
also proposes to organise a Sahara con
stabulary or rural police, to be composed
wholly of American negroes who will be
offered special Inducements in the way of
homestead rights to emigrate to Sahara.
An English officer who Is organising the
military establishment, says:
We purpose also to enco
gration of the American neg
ige the emi
l to the new
empire, selecting only approved settlers,
who will be chosen by thoroughly reliable
agents scattered throughout the United
ötates. PersoasJJy, I believe this scheme
will secure the support of the American
negroes to an extent to which no other
emigration plan has ever attained. It will
not involve the taking of them to a pure
ly negro colony, but will settle them in a.
new and prosperous land with mixed white
and black population.
It is not likely this plan will materialize
to any great extent. The American negro
seems to be pretty well satisfied where
he is and inclined to remain in his native
country, but if he wished to engage in an
experiment of empire building he might
do worse than accept a position in the
Saharan constabulary with a prospect of
a farm at the end of his period of enlist
ment. If Emperor Jacques I can get
enough Englishmen and Americans around
him to officer his army and form a cabinet,
he will have made a good start towards
founding an empire.
Foreign dispatches contain some inter
esting hints concerning the effect of the
new treaty between the United States and
China. A high Russian official is quoted
as saying that the action of the United
States in making the commercial treaty
with China without Russia's consent, under
the existing circumstances, was unfriendly
and undiplomatic, and that Russia would
not open or allow consuls at Mukden and
Antung under the present regime. These
are the two ports In Manchuria which
China agreed by the treaty to open. It
is difficult to see why there was anything
unfriendly or undiplomatic in the United
States negotiating with China for the open
ing of two Chinese ports. Whatever Rus
sia's claims or pretensions in Manchuria
may be, that territory still belongs to
China, and she alone has authority to open
its ports. If Russia had kept her promise
she would have withdrawn from Man
churia last Oct. 8. The intimation that
she will not allow the ports to be opened
Is a repudiation of all hor claims of fair
dealing towards the United States.
In October. ls91, Russia tried to float a
$100,000.000 loan in Paris. A French syndi
cate engaged to underwrite the loan. When
its books were opened not a single Hebrew
name was found on the list, even the
Rothschilds, who had floated the preceding
loan, being absent. The Russian govern
ment was finally compelled to take back
two-fifths of its bonds, because no Hebrew
financier would touch them. The reason for
this was that Russia had been mistreating
the Jews a few months before. When that
country attempts to float a war loan it
may find itself confronted by the same
circumstances, for the history of the Jew
ish persecution has repeated itself. Klsh
ineff may lose Russia Korea.
Mexico knows good citizens when she
sees them, and she is determined to have
the proposed Boer colony established in the
State of Chihuahua. The government has
advanced $50,000 out of the national treas
ury, with which to make a part payment
on an immense tract, and will allow the
Boers twenty-five years in which to repay
the loan. Several banks in the City of
Mexico have also advanced large sums.
The Boers will not be obliged to pay taxes,
and will be exempted from military service.
Mexico wants these sturdy farmers, and
will probably get them.
The movement to enlist the interest of
manufacturers in providing employment for
boys paroled from the Reform School is a
most commendable one. Society pays too
little attention to the duty of giving a help
ing hand to discharged convicts, many of
whom would reform if they had a little en
couragement. The case with boys is still
stronger. Most of them go wrong through
idleness, and the first step towards perma
nently reforming them should be steady 'em
ployment and the formation of habits of in
dustry. There is a fine field here for prac
tical philanthropy.
The Nebraska State Journal has a good
scheme in connection with the boll weevil
appropriation. It is stated that no better
method of exterminating the pest of the
cotton field has been found than flocks of
chickens and turkeys. The Journal sug
gests that the government buy a $250,000
flock of fowls and turn them into the fields.
Then, when they are good and fat in the
fall, it can put them on the market and
"bust the trust" which runs up the price
of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
This Is certainly an ingenious method of
killing several birds with one stone.
The recent election In Australia Is claimed
to have been a victory for the Protectionist
party, whose leaders favor a preferential
tariff. Premier Deakin says the govern
ment, which won. favors Mr. Chamberlain's
plan, and has behind it the solid political
forces of Australia. New Zealand and Cape
Colony have passed acts offering preferen
tial duties, and Canada already gives the
mother country preferential rates without
getting anything in return and the self
governing colonies are ready to act at once.
The only question is whether Chamberlain
can carry Great Britain.
Prof. W. B. Bailey, of Yale, has pub
lished the results of his study of ten
thousand suicides during the last ten years.
Among other interesting points he finds
that the favorite age for suicide is between
thirty-five and forty. The favorite day is
Sunday for women and Monday for men.
The favorite method is shooting. More
husbands than wives kill themselves, and
more single women than single men. The
moral seems to be that women should
marry, but men should remain single.
An Omaha woman has a unique griev
ance which she is airing in the courts. She
owns a pig which she was in the habit of
keeping in the parlor until commanded b
the city health officers to furnish other
lodgings for her porcine pet. She indig
nantly refused to part with piggy, and
Omaha Is having an awful time over it.
There are lots of people who feel insulted
when civilisation will not allow them to
make pigs of themselves.
The literary taste of the editors of the
Congressional Record is something shock
ing. Each day the prayers of the chaplain
i of the House are printed, but not one of
Dr. Edward Everett Hale's petitions has
yet appeared. If published they would prob
ably increase the circulation.
Shaksperean tragedy is being produced by
a company of Hindoo actors in Bombay.
India is far more modern in these repre
sentations than we are, too; for, according
to the authority of Mr. Edmund Russell.
Folonlus is shot with a revolver, Des.de-
mona is smothered in a brass bedstead with
mosquito curtains, while in "Twelfth
Night" Viola and Sebastian escape
railway train which is viKki &
in a
Apparently some of the newspaper para
graphers have not yet heard the sequel of
the Kentucky volcano canard, for many of
them are yet suggesting facetious causes
for the alarm. The story was started by
people who saw smoke Issuing from a hole
in Sugar Loaf mountain. The smoke has
been found to have come from a "moon
shine" still, owned by jone James Throck
morton. Perfectly natural.
The days of the James boys, the Daltons
and other famous Western desperadoes
seem to be returning. Recently a band of
robbers held up an Indian Territory town
and took all the money in the bank; on
Tuesday five bandits performed the same
feat at McLean (Neb.), holding the entire
population at bay while they made off with
a large booty.
A New York man whose neck had been
broken in two places has been completely
cured after five months' treatment. There
is no use in trying to die nowadays; people
who are determined to make a quietus
would better emigrate to some desert island
as yet undiscovered by the medical fra
ternity. "Did you watch the old year out," asks
the Topeka Journal, "or were you sensible
and went to bed?" The reader loses the
significance of the question In his awe at
the construction of the sentence. Kansas
grammar is fearfully and wonderfully
The National League of Commission Mer
chants is considering a scheme by means
of which they can make things warm for
the refrigerator car monopoly. The trust
still manages to keep cool.
Philadelphia papers publish figures to
prove that life is safer in the Quaker City
than in any other great centers. And yet
Philadelphia is always referred to as a
dead town.
The Chicago theater horror has been ac
centuated and made even more horrible by
the publication of a topical ballad entitled
"The Burning Iroquois." which sells at the
music stores for 50 cents.
The call for the state convention of Pop
ulists in Kansas provides for 700 delegates.
Great Scot! Are there that many in the
whole country? Is that what's tlie matter
with Kansas?
"You know, Jessie, the good book says "Love
your neighbor.' " spuk the mother to her little
"Yei, mamma; but that was written before the
days of flats." Yonkers Statesman.
A Force.
"Mrs. Hlghblower is a powerful force as a
church worker. Isn't she?"
"Yes. She Is one of the kind of women who
feel that the assistance of the Almighty is an
obstacle." Town Topics.
I"ev Prayers.
Yern "Now. If all men would only vote as
they pray, this would truly be a happy world."
Dem "But If that should ever happen you
wouldn't get the average man to the polls once
in ten years." Catholic Standard.
Must Be lie.
Wirke "I wonder who selects the poetry for
the Hightone Magazine."
Jinks "De Blinks."
"Are you sureV'
"Well, I ht-ard him say that he was the puzzlo
editor." New York Weekly.
She I nderstnod.
Mr. Misfit "No use trying to explain things to
a woman; she can't understand scientific terms;
no, here's ."
Mrs. Misfit "Oh, yes. I can, Charles! Hered
ity is what a man blames his father and mother
for, and environment is what he blames his wlfa
and children for!" Chicago Record-Herald.
Mill With Is.
Rip Van Winkle looked about in a dazed man
ner. "And are they all gone?" he faltered, tear
fully. "No." replied the villagers, consolingly, "Pattt
Is still giving her farewell performance."
Shouting with Joy at the discovery that one
thing at least was unchanged by the lapse of
years, he hastned to don his opera clothes.
Harper's Bazar.
On tlie Street Cur.
There were five passengers in the street car,
and as it approached a crossing the conductor
called, "William!" One man got up and went
out. "Ann!" announced the conductor, and a
woman left the car. Tucked away in the corner
was a little man with a foreign-looking face.
When the conductor called "George!" and an
other passenger alighted the little man awoke
to the situation. He rose, tiptoed down the
aisle and whispered to the conductor, "Bafore
you call out de name of de lady in yere I'll tell
you I wants to get off soon. My name, it U
Paul." Philadelphia Telegraph.
The Quicker the Better.
The late Henry Seton Mcrriman his real name
was Hugh Scott was one of the swiftest writers
the world has ever seen. Mr. Merriman once
wrote at long intervals; but. when he once sat
down at his desk, he would produce two or
three chapters of 5,000 words each in an evening.
Onco he argued with Walter Pater, at Oxford,
on this matter. "Nothing." Mr. Pater reiter
ated, "nothing can be done well that is done in
a hurry."
"Nothing?" said Mr. Merriman.
Nothing." said Mr. Pater.
"How about making a train?" Pittsburg Dis
patch. Fear of Illuekmnil.
"The 'Beauty Doctor' told a good story about
her hair restorer." said a well-known Akron
business man Monday, "but I know a better
one. With several other men I was associated,
several years ago, in the manufacture of a re
storer. We had a fakir selling the remedy, and
this was one of his tales:
" A woman came to me the other day for her
eighth bottle. She said she liked the taste of It
so well. I was frightened and took her into a
private office and told her to show me her
tongue. She stuck it out and there was a half
inch of hair on it. To keep from hurting the
business we had to feed her camphor balls all
that summer to keep the moth out of her
stomach.' "Akron (O.) Times-Democrat.
How She Knew.
Wallace Munro, theatrical manager, teils of
an experience he had In a country boarding
house not many miles from the borough of Man
hattan. It appears that one of the lodgers was
rather a mystery and nobody seemed to know
much about him. One day the landlady said to
Mr. Munro:
"I don't believe that new boarder is a bachel
or. I'm sure he must be either a married man
or a widower "
Why. how on earth can you tell?" asked
Mr. Munro.
' Easily enough." replied the veteran boarding
house keefx-r: ' i wii.-n.-ver he pays his
board he always turns his back to me when he
takes out ..Is money." New York Times.
One Day Ith Whistler.
His man servant entered the studio. "Well?"
said Whistler. "Lady 8omebody, sir." said the
servant (she was one of the great ladles of the
British peerage.) "Where is she?" "In her
carriage at the door, sir." Whistler took no
further notice of his servitor, but resumed the
reading of his proof sheets to me. and the puz
zled footman, who was standing behind his
master's back and facing me, shook his head
slowly up and down, and like Longfellow's
Arabs "silently stole away." Thus the read
ing went on for quite ten minutes longer, and
the reader's sole auditor fidgeted more and more,
till, realizing how deadly cold It was on that
March day, I called out to him. "I beg your
pardon. Mr. Whistler, but I think I overheard
your servant telling you that a lady was waiting
to see you." "Oh." said he. "let her wait, let
her wait I'm mobbed with these people!" Then
he went on reading for fully fifteen minutes
more, and after that this voice was getting
tired, I dare ay) he condescended to go down
stairs and receive her shivering ladyship. The
One Yell of "Fire!" Saved Him.
"One of my constituents showed, the other
day. what it is to have presen te of mind." said
George D. McCreary. who rep.vsents the 8ixth
congressional district of Pennsylvania. "A part
of my district is the Twenty-second ward of
Philadelphia, better known to fame as German
town. The man I speak of was returning home
in the dark and trod on a loose board that cov
ered an empty well in his yard. Down he went,
and. as the well was about ten feet deep, he
could not climb out. He did not relish the Idea
of staying there all night, bo. after a moment's
thought, he began to shout 'Fire!' at the top of
his voice. Windows were thrown open and some
one ran to the alarm box and sent In the alarm.
When the firemen arrived they found no sign
of fire, but they still heard the frantic cries. At
last a stalwart fireman found the man in the
well and. lowering a fire hook, dragged him out.
" 'What do you mean by shouting "Fire!?"
demanded the fireman, in an angry voice.
" 'Oh,' said my friend. 'It is all right now,
for I am rescued. Rut who would have paid any
attention to me if I had shouted "Well!" all
night long?' "New York Times.
French Politeness.
During the past summer which I spent among
exclusively French people in a hotel at saint
Germain, I estimated that I lost quite twenty
four hours out of each week sayir.g "Good morn
ing" and "Good evening" to the men, women,
little children and i'ogs about me. If you en
counter the same person twenty-five times in
the same day you must each time smile raptur
ously, pause, at least :.ake hands, If you do
not kiss, ceremoniously inquire how he or she
is "going." and ceremoniously bid him or her
"au revuir" at parting.
Not only every man and women expects this,
but all the little children toddle up to you,
shake hands, and exact the same amount of
ceremony. Then every well-regulated French
family has a dog who more than likely occupies
a chair and cats off a plate besides you at the
table, so that it is considered churlish If you
do not also stop and tell the dog "bon Jour" a
dozen times a day. pausing to take the paw
which he is prettily taught to extend to you.
When the washerwoman brings home your
linen there are at least five minutes spent in
ceremoniously greeting and parting from her.
In the operation of receiving and paying for
linen you exchange "Mercls" and "Pardons"
not fewer than ten times. Any other serving
person or tradesman who comes to do business
with you throughout the day you similarly re
ceive with "Ron Jour, monsieur," and "Au re
volr," and you thank him and beg his pardon
as often as you can possibly get the words into
the length of his stay. Harper's Bazar.
The t nse of Mrs. Maybriek.
I appreciate the deep interest manifested by
Americans generally In the subject of Mrs. May
brick's release from prison. It may not be
improper to observe in this connection that,
measured by the usual standards, Mrs. May
brick is not an American. She was born in
the 1'nited States, it is true, but her mother
is the wife of a French baron living at Rouen,
and she herself married an Englishman, for
whose murder Fhe was tried and convicted. I
simply mean to say that if an English girl
should marry an American, and come to the
Cnited States to live, she would thereafter be
regarded as an American woman. It now seems
probable that Mrs. Maybriek will get her lib
erty next July. She was originally sentenced to
capital punishment, which was subsequently
commuted to imprisonment for life, and It would
seem to be In line with practice and precedent
that good behavior fixes a definite limit to the
term of Imprisonment at twenty years. Upon
this basis, with a credit of five years for good
behavior, Mrs. Maybriek, after fifteen years' Im
prisonment, would receK'e her liberty In July.
H. Clay Evans. In New York Tribune.
His Finish.
"I have discovered the sr urce of life!"
The new professor, who had only been drawing
a salary for three days In the great university,
flourished In -his hand a quart bottle of proto
plasm as he epoke, standing upon the threshold
of the president's office.
That gentlomtn frowned.
"If that's the best you can do." he observed,
"I'm afraid you'll lose your Job."
"But, my dear sir." remonstrated the new pro
fessor, "Is It nothing to discover the source of
And the president smiled satirically as he re
plied: "Absolutely nothing, sir. In these days. Why,
only this week the source of life has been dis
covered four times, without attracting absolutely
any attention at all from the papers. Toung
man, unless you can discover something new and
startling enough to advertise this college in the
proper manner, I warn you that your days are
numbered." Life.
.lust Folks."
"My boy." said a certain well-to-do business
man of the State of Texas to his son, who was
starting out for a career in an Eastern city,
"my boy, let mo tell you something which may
be of help to you. You get up there, and you
may see a heap of people who have got more
money than you have; a heap of people who
have got more brains than you have, and moro
success. Some of them may even be better look
ing than you are. Don't you worry about that,
and don't you be scared of anybody. Whenever
you meet another man who allows ho's your
superior, you Just look at him and say to your
self, 'After all. you're Just folks!' You want
to remember for yourself, too, that you're Just
folks. My boy. after you have lived as long as
I have, and have knocked around the world,
you will come to see that that's all any one
of us Is folks." Field and Stream.
Neckties and Poker.
One of the successful merchants in New York
to-day is an Austro-Gorman, who in lSfc? under
took to open trade on a big scale with Japan.
He had saved In the course of twelve years 17,000
marks, and with that sum chartered a small
schooner and filled her with neckties of German
manufacture for the Japanese market. He was
seven months in reaching Japanese ports, but
was well repaid for his trouble and Ingenuity,
for his ties wf-nt like fury at big prices. He
made about 600 per cent, on his goods. "And
that set you up In business in New York?" I
aid. Interrogatively. He looked bored. "In
business in New York? That money? Never!
I met a party of United States navy officers at
Yokohama and played poker. At midnight I
had only enough money to take me to Hong
Kong." New York Press.
To Compel Mem to Vote.
That great army of New Yorkers who do not
find time, or have no inclination to go to the
polk: on election days is viewing with some trepi
dation a bill Just introduced in the- Legislature
to compel every enfranchised citizen of New
York State to vote on election day. under penal
ty of a fine. The bill provides for an election
agent, to be appointed by the Governor in each
district, who In turn shall appoint as many
deputies as h'1 sees fit, and this election agent
is authorized to take action against the citizens
who fail to vote. The penalty for failure Is
placed at not less than $5 nor more than 10 for
the first offense, and is fixed In an ascending
scale for subsequent failures. The election agent
is to derive his compensation from fees. New
York Letter.
Took the Cue Wrong.
Charles Frohman. the theatrical manager, tells
of an amusing blunder by a young actor In one
of his productions. Up to this time the young
man had not risen above thinking parts, but at
last he was int-.i-ued with this exclamation:
"The King is diad; long live the King." On
the first night of the play he became more and
more nervous as the time drew near for him to
utter the words Quoted. His cue eame and he
was trembling with a bad case of stage fright.
At length his voice came and this was the use
he made of It: "Long live the King, he's dead."
I Detroit Free Press.
G. A. H. Shideler, of Marlon, who has
been included in the list of prospective can
didates for the Republican gubernatorial
nomination for several months, will make
a definite announcement of his intentions
within a day or two, according to st it -
ments of his friends. Some of his Indian
apolis friends were expecting him bCT
yesterday and they intimated that he would
make an announcement immediately upon
his arrival in the city, but he did not
put in an appearance during the day, and
then it was said that he will be here this
evening. Rumor has it, also, that Mr.
Shideler has decided not to be a candidate
for Governor, but will announce his en
trance Into the race for lieutenant gov
ernor. There is at present but one avowed
aspirant for. the second place on the Re
publican State ticket this year I P.
Newby. of Knightstown and the candidacy
of Mr. Shideler would mean a lively con
test. Two or three other men have been
mentioned as possible candidates, among
them being Senator Walter L. Hall, of Mun
cie. Frank B. Shutts, of Aurora. vh made
the race four years ago, and Hugh Th.
Miller, of Columbus, but none of these
prospctlves seem to be making even a
preliminary canvass of the situation.
Along with the gossip as to Mr. Shldeler s
plans comes more talk of Major George W.
Steele, of Marlon, as a gub. -natorial can
didate. It is well known that this talk
is not inspired by the major himself be
ndlcated very clearly what he thought of
It when he punctured the incipient boom
launched by some of his friends at the time
of the love feast In this city but his friends
P rsst In arguing that he would make a
strong candidate because of his geographi
cal location, his experience In politics, his
reputation as a successful business man
and his army record, and refuse to be
The Fort Wayne News, one of the lead
ing Republican paper of the Twelfth dis
trict, has announced editorially that it will
not support Judge William I Peuneld. of
Auburn, as a candidate for the nomina
tion for Governor, bin will continue to lend
its influence to W. L,. Taylor, of this citv,
whose cause it espoused several weeks ago
when JJeutenant Governor Gilbert an
nounced that he would not be a candidate.
The News says that it made its declara
tion for Mr. Taylor not knowing that Juflgi.
Penfleld might become a candidate, acted
only after due deliberation and will Hand
by its action. Mr. Taylor was a former
resident of the Twelfth district, leaving
there for Indianapolis several vears before
Judge Penfleld left for Washington to take
a govcruoment position. Marked copies of
the News containing its second declaration
for Mr. Taylor were received by several
local politicians yesterday and furnished
food for no little speculation and comment.
A dispatch to the Journal from Wabash
reports the formal announcement of Will
Kgnew that he will be a candidate for the
nomination for State statistician and states
that Wurren G. Say re is to be reckoned
with as a gubernatorial possibility. Jt
"Will Egnew, of this county, to-day offi
cially announced that he would be a candi
date for the Republican nomination for
State statistician. Mr. Egnew was deputy
under the predecessor of the present offi
cial, Mr. Johnson, who Is a candidate for a
third term. He is conversant with the du
ties of the office and will be warmly sup
ported by Wabash county. The township
convention at Lagro last week unanimously
indorsed his candidacy.
"There is a probability that Warren G.
Say re, of this city, may become a candidate
for Governor. Mr. Sayro has the matter
under consideration, but has not yet de
termined whether he will go into the con
test. He will be renominated for represent
tative by acclamation in the county con
vention, which meets here Feb. 9, and if he
wishes to run for Governor he can have the
hearty Indorsement of the same convention.
Mr. Say re said to-day that he cherished an
ambition to be Governor, but declined to
state whether he would seek the nomina
tion, though he has received letters from
every congressional district in the State
pledging influential support if he would
come out. It is probable he would have de
cided ere this but for the fact that Mr.
Shideler, of Marion, was considering the
subject of running, and had a pledge of Mr.
Sayre's support. Mr. Sayre will know
definitely after Feb. 10 whether he will Join
issue witn tne Kepubllcans now out."
George D. Heilman, of Evansville, secre
tary of the Lincoln League, says that the
preparations for the convention and ban
quet of the league, to be held In Evansvillo
Feb. 13, are well under way.
"Tho executive committee has the matter
well in hand," saMd Mr. Heilman yesterday.
"Gratifying reports that there will be a
large number of representative Republicans
here for the convention and banquet havo
been received, and the Republicans of the
southern part cf the State are going to en
tertain them in a manner they will not soon
Arrangements are being made to run a
pectol train from this city to Evansvillo
Feb. 13 to accommodate the Republicans
from northern and central Indiana who will
attend the banquet. The meetings of the
league have heretofore been held on F tb.
12, the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday,
but Feb. 13 was selected this year that
there might be no conflict with the Colum
bia Club's Lincoln day celebration in this
Will A. Hough, of Greenfield, who has
been spoken of as a possible candidate for
the nomination for joint senator for the
district composed of Hancock and Henry
counties, was in the city yesterday on legal
business. He says he has not definitely h -cided
whether he will enter the race. H--n-ry
county will be able to control the nom
ination, as it will have the greater number
of votes in the convention.
Circulars setting forth the objections of
Kansas City Prohibitionists to the action
of the national committee in taking the
national convention of the party away
from their city, after it had once been
given to them, and giving it to Indianap
olis, have been received by State Chair
man C. E. Newlin. Mr. Xewlln says, bow
ever, that he has received positive assur
ances that the protests of the Kansas 'ity
people will be of no avail and that nothing
can be done now to take the convention
away from Indianapolis.
Chairman Newlin has bee.i notified of tho
dates for three Prohibition county con
ventions. The White county convention
will be held Jan. 3, while the Grant and
Gibson county conventions have been set
for Feb. 6 and 17. resj. ctively. Mr. New
lin or another representative of the State
committee will attend each county con
vention. Indiana Republicans who expect to at
tend the national convention in Chicago
next June are discovering that they should
engage hotel accommodations at on-., if
they have not already done so. There will
be one or two oilier attractions in Chicago
during the week of the convention-Derby
day comes along about that time and the
principal hotels are being besi. c.-d with ap
plications for reservations. The Auditori
um, which will be the headquarters for the.
convention, has displayed the "S. R. O."
sign, and has been turning away appli
cations for several days.
Quincy A. Hlankenship. of Martinsville,
a former member of the lower branch of
the State Legislature, has announced his
candidacy for the election as one of the
delegates to the Republican national con
vention from the Fifth district.
The announcement of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Newton W. Gilbert, of Fort Wayne,
that he will seek the Republican congres
sional nomination in the Twelfth district,
was no surprise to hie friends here, as It
had been generally believed that he would
be a candidate after he announced that he
would not enter the gubernatorial ra-.-.
George V. Kell, a former Democratic stats
senator from Allen county, recently paid
Mr. Gilbert the compliment of declaring
that If any Republican could be elected to
Congress from the Twelfth district this
year Mr. Gilbert is the man.
John L. Moorman, editor, will be loyal to
John L. Moorman, the newly elected chair
man of the Thirteenth district. In the hist
Issue of his paper, the Starke County 1:
publican, Mr. Moorman announces: "The
Republican pledges its support to the new
chairman of the Republican district com
mittee." A Democrat who assumes the familiar
nom de plume "Voter" writes the Journal
that one of his friends is "thinking of
lng the race on the Democratic ti ket
one of the minor State office and
eludes his delicate "boost" with the t
ment: "He would make a strons race
f r
no aouot. te elect
rdinary for a De
m . : w
It is not out of the
erat to ask a Republi
: a good word for a
can paper to sak a g
tandlate for a Democratic
to ask a Republican pap
election of a man who is '
ing a race on the 1 H mo
a trifle beyond the limit.
nom li
T tO 1
n. but
let the
f mäk
let" is
Republican editors from all parts of the
State will gather in Indianapolis to-day for
the annual mid-winter meeting of the In
diana Republican Editorial Association.
Business matters of Interest to the frair
nity will be discussed during the meeting,
but the prime object of the gathering at
this time is a council of war preparatory
to entering upon the national and State
campaign. There will be no end of political
talk and ideas and inspiration for tu coin
litg fray will be exchanged.
The meeting will open with an informal
receptim in the parlors of the Claypo.d
this evening, to bo followed by a banqu. t
President Charles W. Stivers, of Liberty,
will preside as toast mast er. Charles L.
Henry, of this city, will respond to the
toast, "Issues of the Impending Cam
paign;" J. B. Whitehead, of the American
Pres Avs .eiation. will talk of ' Future
E -ursions," and there will be a number
of informal speeches. The business sessions
of the meeting will be held to-morrow.
Governor Durbin went to Chicago yester
day to look after some personal business
"Both Wabash and Peru are applicants
for the Eleventh district Republican con
gressional convention," says a Wabash
special to the Journal, "with the chances
somewhat in favor of Peru, it is stated, be
cause Wabash had the famous convention
of 19U2. The Repi.l'iieni ,:. uixation of
Miami county is already at work to secure
the convention, which bids fair to be fully
as interesting, if not so prolonged, as the
one two years ago. Huntington might be
an applicant were it not that Dr. C. H.
Goode. of that county, may be a candidate
lor the congressional nomination, and it
seems a foregone conclusion this year that
the convention will not be held in a county
that has a candidate. Major Stiele has
said that he would be satisfied with either
l eru or Wabash if he should conclude to
become a candidate, and Representative
Laudis would probably have no choice be
tween the two. lr. Goode and Represents
tive Landis. with some of tin lr friends,
held u conference at Huntington the first
of the week, it is stated. Dr. Goode did m t
then indicate what his intentions are. but
it is understood that he is disposed to tiv
conclusions for the nomination again tins
The South Lend Tm, democratic, con
tinues its lively campaign against W illiam
R. Hearst, the only avowed caudid.tte lor
the Democratic presidential nomination,
with the following:
"Four years ago the Democratic Club
League of the Cnited State held its meet
ing at Indianapolis. William Randolph
Hearst was its president, made such li.
the munipulatioa of his hirelings. A carload
of Chicago Americans, containing an elab
orately illustrated description of Hearst's
appearance at Indianapolis, was shipped to
that city on the day he aas to arrive then
The papers reached the capital city all
right, but Hearst failed to turn up. Tel -grams
were sent all over the country, b -seeching
him to come on. But he didn't, or
rather he couldn't, come. He was t- nr. I
in Chicago. The nature of his fatigue Im -came
painfully apparent to his close
A prominent local Democrat, in comment
ing yesterday on the fact that John R. Htoll.
the editor of the Times, is also displaying
marked hostility to Bryan, said Mr. Stdl
was one of the most vociferous advocate- of
free silver in Indiana in 1& and a Bryan
enthusiast. "Mr. Stoll appeared before tho
Democratic state committee that year," he
said, "prior to the national convention and
made a speech advocating the 'free and un
limited coinage of siver at the ratio of 1 to
1 without the aid or consent of any other
nation,' that fairly unsettled the foundations
of the Grand Hotel, wh re the nu ting was
held. He has evidently changed some of his
ideas, but, while he may scold a little now,
he'll be all right when the candidate and
platform have been selected for this year."
Frank W. Boss, of Plymouth, who was one
of the candidates for the Republican chair
manship of the Thirteenth district, Is in the
city, a guest at the English.
Gilbert H. Hendren, of Bloomfleld, mem
ber of the Iemocratlc stats committee
from the Second district, says that th
Democrats of his district are up in arms
at the suggestion that Judge Parker, of
New York, should receive the support of In
diana Democrats for the pr. .-id' :.tiu! nomi
nation. They regard l'ark r as the legatee
of Grover Cleveland, he says, and any one)
or anything that savorg of Cleveland can
not lind favor with Second district Democ
racy. "our district if for Senator Gorman," h
declared. "Our people recognise that Mr.
Gorman was always a regular of regulars,
and that the only enemies he had in the
past were the worshipers of Cleveland.
Gorman has iiity friends in Indiana to-day
to Cleveland's on. I regard Gorman as the
logical candidate and the strongest man of
all with the rank and file of the party."
Mr. Hendren inclines to the belief that
Representative Mhrs will have no oppo
sition for the nomination this year. H
says that "Cy" Davis, who would like to be
a candidate, is making so much money
now that he cannot afford to make the
race, and that Judge Moffett, of Vincennes,
will not enter the field as the only op
ponent of the Bloomington statesman.
f 4-
James R. Duffln, of New Altwiny. who
was until recently the Democratic State
committeeman from the Third district, was
at the Grand yesterday.
Wiftdoni of the Hatcher.
Philadelphia Record.
"When I see men or women looking for
nothing but fat on a fowl." said a
Twelfth-street market man. "I don't envy
them their dinner. There Is a layr of
fat underneath the skin when poultry is
unduly fattened, and in the cooking this
overheated fat saturates the m st, and
delicate stomachs are given a hard tussle.
This is why lots of people can't eat
ducks and geese st all. These over-fst-tened
fowls are in retity more txpensive
and less easily digested, there being much
loss lean meat in proportion to the fat.
Most of nty customers arc now willing to
pay what a good turkey is worth, under
standing the difference What ts the dif
fer. B Why. there are a few rules that
must be observed. For at least six days
before killing. Imrnyard fowls must be
cooped, not huddled, but given good, clean
space and well fed on corn for at k-ast tlvs
days. 'Then for twenty-four hours before
killing they should be fed on skimmed
milk or soft-boiled rice. The night before
the killing the turkeys must be given plen
ty of water, but no food, which leaves the
crop emptv. the Intestines clean, the dark
meat quit' light, and gives a flavor as dif
ferent as possible from the offensive flavor
that is likely to impregnate the common
fowl killed in the common way. The flesh
of all animals is flavored by their food.
This accounts for the delicious flavor of
the canvasbaek and redhead ducks. Both
eat of the wild celery :i ; th. water's edge.
the former taking the roots, tlie latter the
Their Heply.
"I ought to have had better sense, but I
hadn't!" remarked the Gld Codger, a trifle
ruefully. "I ought to have recollected that
you can't tell in advance which way a toad
will jump whtm you poke him. but I didn't.
1 am a member of the school board, and I
ought to have been willing to let It go at
that, but J wasn't!
"I goes over yesterday afternoon with
the r st of th- board to t-ort. r sire up the
school. The professor asked me to say a
few well-chosen words to the children; I
didn't have to. but thought I ought to. Fig-ger.-d
it out that I'd selected an absolutely
harmless and neutral subject when I start
ed in to talk about the sluggard. I de
scribed him in all his slovenly unlovell
ness, contrasted his dilatory practices with
the energetic methods of the ant. and. In
short, gave him down-the-road in great
shape. Then I wound up with the Inquiry:
'And now, children, tell me, last of all,
what becomes of the sluggard?' And II f
all answered in one voice: 'He now stands
te i oil as .
"Thinks 1 to myself, as follows: 'Moral;
from this we shonld learn that you can
never tell when a child is loaded.' "

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