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'rvfg Will. NUMBER 30
Suits and Overcoats!
Values of the First Water.
MsarewWs l-ftof ?1O
and ?0- lilies—all kiu'is
of patterns, choice ttS.45
IA'J)EKWEAR-<‘“e lot of Mens’ heavy
wool i’eeced at 59c —Extra heavy fleeced at
si 00. Fleeced with silk at §1 25.
ta Values Till Saturday Night Only:
One lot - f Mens’ Trous
ers 50 and 8 (-.00 grades
-odds and eiids--all kinds
of patterns. Choice till
Saturday night at 98
all( i BOYS’ CA PS formerly 25c and
50c—odds and ends —till Saturday night
only at j
ta Wind iws for Mors Bargains.
The When Clothing Co.
30 to 40 N. Penn-St.
.. ar •
A Great Basement Sale
of Housefurnishings....
Offerings in HJouso Needs that you
Can Not At ford to Miss.
' " Zt ‘douiile Roasting Pans, worth
fiOc o’
' e Ci a customer for 25c each.
111 Water Pails, 25c ones for 15c.
bjhn (' •
’’'Wite Dish Pans for 29c each,
y Bice Boiler for 35c each.
v tJI ash Boilers for 39c.
1 ’‘^auiz- d \Vash Beilers for 49c.
' 1 ‘-vice Pans for 10c, 12c and 15c.
y ' J p e r, Brussels, Lenox, regu-
Fk ;- n °f<T si 98.
Express Wagons for $1.49
Overcoats in Black, Blue
and Brown Kerseys, easily
worth §l2 choice §8.45.
A lot of Mens' Trous
ers, broken sizes and odds
and ends of $4.50 and 5$
grades go till Saturday
I night only at $3.98.
Degire for Gain Should Not
Call for Force —Establish a
Republic and End the War.
From the Indianapolis Press.
The Union veteran is the one unique
and original character of his genera
tion. He so loved the Constitution of
the United States and the princi
ples of government it wa« made to
protect that bo was willing to die, if
through his dea’h other Americans
could be made secure in liberty pro
tected by law. To-day he is the living
incarnation of American patriotism,
He believes in seif-government in the
abstract, and demands that it be
granted to all nations; he hates mon
archy in all its forms everywhere; he
has an abiding faith in the common
people, and wobld trust them a thou
sand times further than any monarchy
or military hero on earth. The Un
ion veteran believes the Constitution
tube the supreme rule of action of
the Government of the United States,
by which all the people, by which all
the states and territories are to be
controlled; he goes one step further,
and lays down the broad doctrine that
the Constitution is the “Ark of the
Covenant” of the people’s liberties,
and that to obey its commands is God
lincss, while to disobey its plain pro
visions is treason, the penalty of
which is and always should be, death.
The Union veterans know that so loeg
as the Constitution is enforced, the
liberties of the people will be secure,
and he believes that when it is disre
garded openly, the liberties of the
people will be destroyed. He was edu
cated in love of liberty and Constitu-
amt $l-65 each.
3 <it GY’anite Tea and Coffee Pots for 25c
Puritan vMI Stoves, best on earth for $5.
New Boxes, with shelf, hangs on
wall, nicv Enameled, for 90c each.
s worth 15c, for 10c.
Galvani Tubs, family size, reg-
ular (> •■», for each.
G 1 be Wj>h Boarcta Reg. 20c ones for 12c.
A Union Veteran’s Answer to
Senator Beveridge.
tion, by object lessons, in an event he
cannot forget if he would; it was
burned into his memory in the cruci
ble of the greatest war of all the ages,
aid hence it is that his faith is an
choied to the theory of government
by consent. He knows that there
are only two kinds of government, one
of which is that of force, the other
that of consent. That in the former,
might makes right, while in the latter
right alone can make right. He sub
scribes without reservation to Abra
ham Lincoln’s declaration that here
in America man is the only king
known to the law, and that money and j
commerce are his servants. He also
maintains with the great Lincoln that
other elementary doctrine—that “when
one man Haimi the right to govern
himself, that is self government, but
when one man claims the right to gov
ern himself, and also the right to gov
ern another man, that would be ty
The Union veteran is a diligent stu
dent of history and of current events;
he has read, and studied with care, 1
the speech delivered in the Senate |
January 9, 1900, by Senator Beveridge :
on the Philippine question, and he
realizes that it is at variance with cer
tain fundamental principles that the
veteran has been taught all his life
were absolute essentials to our nation
al life. These are: First, the right of
the Ameiican people under the Con
stitution, to control and govern the
people of the Philippine Islands. The
SentAor says, “The times call for can
dor.” Let us then be candid, and as
honest as we are candid.
From what competent authority has
the United S’ates obtained the right
to control and govern the Philippine
Islsnds? This is the elementary and
paramount question in the controver
sy. The American people (they are
the Government) cannot claim the
right by conquest, because they offi
cially declared, before the war with
Spain begun, on the solemn pledge of
their national honor, the highest
pledge they could make, that they did,
not go to war for “conquest,” that the
war would be waged in the sacred in
terests of humanity; hence it is that
the right cannot originate in conquest,
and if not from it, then from what
comi etent source could it emanate?
Have the people of the islands peti
tioned our Government to control
and govern them?
It is the truth, that no Am.rican pa
triot can aflord to crush by force of
arms a people who were our allies in
the war with Spain, and who have
pleaded and petitioned, and are now,
in their weakness, fighting fur the
right to govern themselves.
Second, Senator Beveridge declares
“that not to exceed one thousand per
sons in all the islands are capable of
self-government;” and he also says
j “that the people of the islands of Pa
lluan, Sulu and Mindanao must be
| ruled indefinitely by the strictest mil
itary government.” If this is the
truth, then, the veteran will ask, can
the great Republic, that derives all of
its powers from the people, engage in
the business 1 of establishing “the
strictest military government in three
of the islands” a “catch-as-catch-best
can” form of government in the rest
of the archipelago? The Nation is
where it must decide whether in the
future it is to be a government by con
sent or by force. Neither those now
in authority nor their masteis—the
people—can evade this question. If
self-government is the true theory of
government; if our patriot fathers did
not fight and die in vain; if the Un
ion veterans fiom 1861 to 1865 were
right in preserving the Constitution,
j then the Senator must be in error in
■ his argument and in his conclusions.
The veteran will repeat, there are only
two kinds of government—one of
force, the other by consent. These
are as unlike as heat and cold. In
1 government by force might mak c s
i right, and the Kir g can do no wrong.
In government hy consent right alone
' msk s might, and no question is ever
settled until it is settled right. So it
j will be with this Philippine question.
'lt must be settled right. It cannot be
(7t? J!fro-American Newspapers
isoa-rjui, ..)
true that this Government, whose
founders—God-fearing men as they
were—under His guidance, after a
seven years war, established and dedi
cated it to the cause of human liberty
protected by law, will so forget its
glorious past as to abandon Jefferson’s
Declaration of Independence, with its
peaceful reign of right, to enter upon
an era of commercial conquest or the
subjugation of weak and defenseless
nations, the inevitable result of which
will be, if we can judge the future by
the past, to cause our own people to
lose their own liberties and their gov
ernment to enter upon a blood-stained
reign of might.
The Senator spoke eloquently in
favor of “Commerce and our Imperial
Destiny in the East.” There cannot
ba in a Republic even an approach to
ward ‘ impelialism,” without the very
gravest danger to the liberties of the
people, while the rights of “commerce”
are to be held at all times subordinate
to the rights of the citizens.
What shall be done? The Govern
ment is at war, its heroes are dying
nearly half way round the globe, and
a mountain of debt is being created—
in the sum of a million dollars a day—
every dollar of which labor will be
compelled to pay. The war should
end at once. How can it end in hon
or? Every patriotic American wants
it to end in honor. Let Congress lay
aside partisanship long enough to en
able its me mbers to be American pa
triots and the seemingly knotty prob
lem will be solved. There is only one
honorable thing for our Government
to do. If Congress will be as faithful
to its duty to-day as the Union veteran
was to his duty from 1861 to 1865, not
another hero in blue will die in battle
in the Philippines, and in the far
away East will arise a republic, with
the Government of the United States
as the friend and ally, to say to the
monarchies of the world—hands off.
And—then what? Why this, the
American people will close the war as
they began it—in the sacred interest
of humanity. A paramount responsi
bility rests upon the administration
now in authority. Let every patriot
pray that in this crisis of our national
history, those in authority may rice to
the demands of the hour, and taking
counsel from the history of the past,
and lessons from Washington, Jeffer
son, Jackson and Lincoln, stand reso
lutely in favor of the principles of
self-government and an honorable
peace. J. B. Cheadle.
Frankfort, Ind., Jan. 18, 1900.
The World’s Biggest Things
From The Indianapolis Independent
America has 426 colleges.
The United States leads the world
in the starch output.
The jewels belonging to the British
crown are worth $15,000,000.
Wooden legs are used by over 1,-
000.000 English-speaking men.
The English breath is scented with
10,000,009 bushels of onions each year.
Forty tuns of rust have been taken
out of the Menai iron tubular bridge
at one cleaning.
The principal county in England
for fruit cultivation is Devon, where
there are 25,955 acres of orchards.
Tha yearly cost of maintaining the
parks under the control of the Lon
don county council is nearly 8500,000.
The consumption of horseflesh as
human food in Paris during 1898 was
4,472 tons, derived from 20,878 horses,
53 mules and 282 donkeys.
About 2,000 sailing vessels of all
kinds disappear in the sea every year,
carrying down 12,000 human beings,
and involving a loss of about 810,000,-
The Singer Sewirg-machine Com
pany has 812,000,000 invested in gov
ernment bonds, making it one of the
largest holders of that class cf securi
A recent estimate indicates that
each man, woman and cnild in New
York uses a ton of ice annually, or at
least that would be the allowance if
the total amount consumed were
divided equally. New York is by far
the most important ice market in the
The death of Chicago’s tallest and
thinnest citizen is announced. He
was 7# feet tall and weighed 125
pounds. He was quite appropriately
born in Poland.
An ingenious mechanical device
pastes paper labels on 100,000 cans in
10 hours. Down a chute rolls a cease
less procession of cans and each can
picks up a label as it passes.
Mrs. Rebecca Van Zandt, who died at
Seneca Falls,N. Y.,aged 106, had been
personally presented to and had
shaken hands with every governor of
New York, except Roosevelt.
Letters dropped in the po'toffice at
Paris are delivered in Berlin ini#
hours and sometimes within 25 min
utes. The distance is 750 miles, and
the letters are sent through pneumat
ic tubes
The heaviest train ever hauled on
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
with one engine, on March 17, 1899,
was a coal train of 50 steel cars, weigh
ing 6,459,108 tons, of which 4,758,100
was coal.
The highest income received by
any church singer in Europe or Amer
ica is 81,500 a year paid to Miss Clem
entina de Vere for her services as
leading soprano in Dr. Paxton's
church New York.
At a test of interior standpipes at
the Manhattan Life Building, New
York, water was forced to the top of
the building, 310 feet above the street,
with sufficient force to send a stream
75 feet higher.
The Monthly Weather Review states
that the greatest; thickness of ice on
the harbors and rivers of the country
during the past winter was during
the week March 20-57 at Moorhead,
Minn., when ice 44 inches was meas
I The recent record obtained at the
Indian Head proving-grounds of
3,000 feet a second velocities for the
shells of one of the new 45 caliber
6 inch naval guns of the United
States is declared by ordinance of
ficials to be the best showing ever
made by a gun of this class.
At Asti, California, 2 years ago, a
cistern 104 feet long by 31 feet wide
and 24 deep wa< formed in a hillside
for the storage of wine. The immense
tank was lined wi'h concrete 2 feet
thick and coated inside with a glaze
as impermeable as glass. The capac
ity of the tank is 500,000 gallons
A,dog show by the Kennel Club at
the Crystal Pal ce, London, a year
ago had 2,357 entries of hign quality.
In the collie class, Southport by Per
fection, valued at £'>,OCC (825.000,) won
all the prizes. George R. Sims won
the championship in the bulldog
class with his dog Barney Barnatc.
The largest salary received by any
person in the United States was paid
to Mr. lltnry B. Hyde, late president
of the Equitable life insurance com
pany, New York, which he founded,
leaving a clerkship in the Mutual
Life company forthat purpose. For
years his salary was 8100,000 a year.
A shaft recently completed for the
Boston Elevated Railway is 22 feet
long, and the diameter of the fly
wheel fit is 37 inches; the diameter of
journals, 31 inches; f he diameter of
the crank disk fit, 32 inches. The
shaft is hollow, the axle hole being
17# inches in diameter. The weight
is 65,410 pounds.
With “peace on earth, good will to
mm” theoretically in the ascendant,
practically almost every nation is
overtaxed to meet the exp-nses of
maintaining its army aud navy.
France runs behind to the amount of
8100,010,000; Austria has an annual
dtfi it of 880,000,000; Russia of $50,-
090,000, and Italy of 83'J,000,000. And
Great Britain and the United Slates
are, “though slightly disfigured still
in the ring.”
The great teiiscope which will be
seen at the Paris Exposition is in-
1 Continued on Eighth Page.

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