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JjjKtJKSSjll'mSmJM -! A "WpwK" 'Bfc!1" T5rHMs5y"IPIW'"',rirt"""MM " f I ni i ." l"l. 4 sft & ft. 2 I " ' i run &A. -.M' $ ."'? A KT.S lOHK K Vll.R, KTinuiiKHO 199 8 ivosuuk i en MHicsa. tcmruisfiin int. Tola, allbw County. Kansas, Friday, May i.Yj' Vol.. XXXVI No. 2 o r HBT IT HS J W I 1 1 r- i fcl isar M Editorial Correspondence y Washlpgion, M. y 21 Tho c untry Is beginning in llntl out tli it It has a niun for President wlni can fiiiy tilings us well ns do them. TIipiii Is no re minder of any of our recent, presidents In tho oratory of Thoodoro Roosovolt. It his nothing In common with tho elephantine pondorouslly of Clove land's slow and heavy sentences, mid but vory httlo with ttiugruuorulrioss ir Harrison's, or tle pluming llm-ii . . AloKlnley's; hut m ibe p.n.c i ,,, s . ing what ho wants to suy In direct, blunt, inuisivo Anglo-Savon, with no inoro ornamentation on his sentences than there Is on u spistir. Theodore Roosovolt Is ouslly the equal of tho groutest of his ptodecessors The uiijustn.ss that is the foundation of all el-. in nice Is hi9 always, and the fueiilty of going straight to tho heart of a matter which is tho sign manual of strong oouinon sense Is never luck ing. I do not know whether tho RixilSTWt hus pub'Uhed In full tho speech which tho President mudo at a Presbyterian missionary nicotine in Now York last nigh', but If it has not, I am sure nothing I could wrlto would bo of'so much interest to its realtors, and I therefore enclose It. And will you pleaso'tako note as you read it how ef fectually and completely the 1'resldont btrips tho hido from tho Ourmuek and tho Tlllmans and tho othor easy chair i liics who huvo been maligning tho army? Note this, for cxumplo: "Wo need displuy but scant patience with those who, sitting at ease In their own homos, delight to exercise a quer ulous and censorious spirit of judg ment upon their brethren who, what ever their shortcomings, aro doing strong men's work us they bring the light or civilization into tho world's dark nlacos. Tho oritlqism of thoso who live softly, reraoto from thostrlfo, is of little value, but it would bo dllll cult to overestimate tho vuluo of tho missionary work of those who go out to shure tho hardship, and whllo shar ing it, to wago waragalusttho myriad forms of brutality." That isn't oxuotly saying that Sena tor Hoar and others llko him are Buf fering from "an overheated con science," or that tho Speaker would rather seo sonn of thesoeuspc-huIr critics hanged than to see -Wroi our soldier boy-, dead on tho Held, but it Is near enough to it to make General Funston feol as if tho recent robuko which ho received from tho White House was lurgely proforuia, and It is near enough like It to suggost to the senator Abo have been so llorcely assailing General Funston that tho castigution which he gave then) was but an nffectionatu caross in compari son with the lashing they would have .gut if Tlieodoro Koosovolt were just returred from the Philippines with tho s'ur of a brigadier on his shoulder In stead of being mowed up in tho While House. And Jthoro Is another sentonco in chut speech that 13 worth renicmborlng tho one which follows tho allusion to tho creation of tho, Cuban Republic: "That has represented four years' work bluuderlugs and shortcomings in tho work, of courso, and thore wero men of llttlo faith whti only saw tho shortcomings and tho bhindors but It represents work triumphantly done." How small and mean and self-con-temptous such a sontenco must mako the nion who huvo been carping and complaining and shatiing aud sneoi uig at tho work wo have been doing in Cuba thoso past four yours. And what ample compensation to tho bravo nion of tho army and navy for all tho slings and arrowsthat have been showered upon them by tho Dem ocratic leadors in Houso und Seuato there must be in tills commendation o! tho President: "Tho moment I wanted nion who ou1d drop tho work they were engag ed upon, assured that neither pesti lonco nor volcano would mako them sworvo from their duty; nion of Incor ruptible intogrlty, I turned to the ariiiy und navy." But hero Is tho speech, and every wprd of it is worth remotnborlng: It is a pleusuro on bohalf of the peo plo of tho United States to bid you welcomo on this hundrodth anniver sary of the beginning of organ lzod homo missionary work by tho Presby terian Church. In ono sense, of course, all fervent und oarnost church work Is a part of homo missionary work. Evory oarnost and zealous bo Hover, every man or woman who Is a door of tho- word and not a hearer only, Is a llfo-long missionary in his or nor Hold r.f labor a missionary by precept, and by what Is a thousand Told inoro than precept, by prnctleo. J''.' cry such bollovor oxorts intluonco on those within roach, somowhat by word, and Inllnitoly moro through tho ceaseless yot well-nigh unseon pres sure, all tho strongor when its oxer elan ts unconscious, of example, of broad, loving, charltablo neighbor!!. I1CSS. But tonight wo celebrate a hundred 3 ears of missionary work done not In- eiueiituiiy, but with but puiputo; a nu.ii.in'. ytuio oi ittiiiU.it, ciiv.il' to liuau aoiuail uiu Gospel, to lay utop uu iuui'ui iouiutuiiuu upon wnrui truu iiituuiul giu.ani.Ms must tual. l'hu cuuluiy that nun uiuslu has aceu i no cuuquebl ot linn continual Uy our puo pio. io conquer u i-uiitiuuui. is lougn orK. All I tally lual Worn Is loiiyh in tho uwliif,, Liiougn n niuy Mjcin' SIUUUIII UUUUnll tllllluso WIIU luvlK oucu upon li, oi wnii guy.o upon K nuiu l.. II'. I'lio lullgllliuas lb Ull lliiutulll- abiu iiart vl tho Uoing ul theUced. o need displuy but su.uit, palieuc-u with thou who, niiting at uasi in iiien- o.u homes, iiulight iu vAurcisu a quuiutous 1IUU!) IIIL-Uj. UK' LlciJs IVlfl- aiiu uuiisoriuiib spun oi jiiuglno: iiion inuir urolureiitviio, wliaimorin siiori-cuunugK,atu inline stiuii), ui worn as uioy unng uiu light ot ci -.uwoiiiiuo luoworiil suuncpluces. J Mo oritioiiiiu of those who nu bottly, io- iiioiu iiom ino sti-lle, is ol llttlo value, uunt nuiiiiuw (iiuiuuit to over-estimate tho vaiuo oi the missionary oi k ol those who go out lo sliuiu the hard ship, and while biiunun it, to wage war iigatnat tho niyriucl l onus of liru tauty. It is such mibsionary work which piovents tho pioneers trotn biiikiiig perilously near the level oitho suvugery aanioi. which they contend. Without it tlio conquest oi this con tinent would have hud llttlo but ah an imal sldu. Without it the pioneer's llurco und i udo vutuusuiiu .somber luuus woulu havo lieeu iclt uunt uy iho lUmu ui puioauil ioviij, uspuu uou. illiout.it tuu Iiil of this coun try would litiviSbeen a 11. u til incon ceivably hard anil bun on inaieii.ii lbiu. Becauso of it, doo beneath and through iho nationul ciiyntutur il.eie i mis that power ol llrm udheiencc u lolty ideal tij on which the naltav ol tho nation will ultimately depend. Uonor, tnrico honoi. to ihoio uiu tor tnreo genoratioiib, during tuo period of this peoplo's gicate.puiisiun, have been that tho lorce ot ilioln.ng uuth expanded as the uutiun expanded 1'hey boro tho burden and beat i the day, they toilod obscurely and dieu unknown, that wo might coino into a glorious heritage. Let us prove the sincerity of our homage to their fuitir and thoir works by the way in which wo manfully carry toward omplutloH what under them was so well begun. national muirrnous.VKss Coming up horo tonight i mudo up ray mind to speak to you of tho mani festations of tho spirit, of national rtghteousnoss, of something that hn- taken place this day and ol something that has happened within ten days: ol tho action of this nation which cul minute i in the creation today und Ir starling a new lepuhllc on Its couise. That lias represented four years work. blundorlngs uud short comings vvorl. of coUrse, and tluio wore mor. of little faith who (inly sajv tho shottfoiuiut? ami tho blunders but it reiireenth work triumphant!) dono. Wo li-ivi tho right t-i feel proud that wo have kept every pledge to tha letter and established a iiewnational praeednm I don't r -member another such inc iind I Iiimi looked for one withi-are a cii'O whe.eas tlieio-ull of suvh a war tho vie'i,rious uiitiiin hn eon tented itself by starting u new nuiion. free, bn tho dullculi path of self-government. Moro unaivhy nnd ruin would have bcoi before fie isluud if wo had been satislled with tho victorias of war and loft its peoplo to shift for themsolvos. For four years our repre-entatlvos in tho Island havo beon representatives largely of tho urrny. J homotiines hoar iho army attacked. Sll1 when groat work is to bo done, In peaco or war, It is good to havo tho army to depend upon. Our repiosenlutlvos worked to build up tho school system, to establish sanitary moasuros, to preserve order, and to prepuio for tho startling of industries that the now government might begin with tho chances in its favor. Now, us a ua tlou, we bli It Godspeed, and wo in tend to see It has all the aid wo can give It. I trust and believe our poo plo In the National Legislature will seo to It shortly thut they havo the advantage of onlorlnginto peculiarly close lolutlons with our economic system That is ono deed consummated to day. Now for tho othor. Tea days ago an appalling calamity bofoll an other portion of tho West Indian Is lands, torrltory belonging to two dif ferent nations; Islands not under our Hag; bur. their need was great and this neoplo saw the need and mot it a speedily us possible. Congress at onco appropriated largo sums of moiiev. They wero uugumniitnd by private gifts. And, gentleman, I found as usual, tlio army and navy the instruments through vvh oh tlm work could., bo done Tho mlnuio I wanted men who enuld diop tho work thov wero enp-nged upon, assured that nolthor pestilence nor volcano would mako them sworvo from thoir duty: men of Incorruptible Integrity, ' I turned to tho army and navy, anil wo sent them to tho stricken island. I am Buro vou all feol proud that ships hearing tho American Mag should bo among tho llrst, I tUn't the very first, to takn rollof to those overtaken by so apntilllng a dlsaitcr. It Is u lino thing to hovo at the neon Ing of this century ueh onions of righteous acting, of internal tonal brotherhood; oumns of the fn'nre, whero a sense of duty to the neighbor hood will oxtond bnvond national lines, ns the actlprs whHi culminated in thn starting tn'Hy of tho freo rppub Me of Cilin on the naths of Indepen dence and In bolne "i ,t to rnieh out n helping band to tlvi c i wr helmed bv disaster without i, i.vd to the tin ir to which they paid allegiance C. P. S. Washington, May 22. --Ov, r at tho White House the other day I went Into what is known us thu'.var room "' It Is it llttlo long room, perhaps not more than ten feet wuli, n,,a twenty or twenty-four fenulong. On one yf tho walls hangs a map of tho world, and on this map Is Indicated by llttlo Hags the position of every soldier and every battleship of tho United States. At. u glance, thorofoto, one may seo whero tho army and tho navy of this country are, and by looking ai tho key, which describes and explains the Hags, ho can looato each Individual ship and every troop or company of alltho toglments. 'Kven the location of vessels Which may bo out on tho high seas Is Indicated, fr th snood with which thoy travel being knwn, It is easy-to toiiow them across tho map! wirn inn nags. Aim it givos one uu othei Illustration of the extent to which tlio United States Is becoming a world power to seo how widely those Hags aio sciittcted. It was in this room that President McKlnley spent a good deal of his time during tho Spanish war, for he was moro nearly the cominaiider-ln-ehlof of thA army and navy In fact, as well as In title, than any othor Prosl dent has ever been. From tlio tlmo when ho cabled to Dowoy at Hoiil' Kong to proceed to Manila and find and dostroythe Spanish lleot, until tho signing of protocol stopped tho march of the army In Porto lllco. evory Im portant order was Issued by the Pres ident direct. It is too soon, of course, lo even r re did with any assurance of fullllilmen' the siiceess with whiclt- tho New Com mUsioner of Pensions will adinlnifiior thut gi-Mt olHi"). it is ii matter of iiluch s itisfueiion to all KunsauK, liow- iver, to note tlm highly favorable im pression Mi. Wnro lias made upon all -lio.se who havo mot him hero lor the first timf). and to listen to the favor able and llattering comments that aie mado about tlio manner in which ho Is liking hold of his now work. As a mutter of fuct it Is nearly as necessary that tho Commissioner of Pensions should bo it good lawyer as It is that tlio Attorney General should havo thut qualification, for In tho last analysis ihu determination of a pension claim is either a question ot law or of evi-' deuce. Mr. Ware Iris been weighing evidence and studying law all his life, and his pivpara' ion for tho work he litis now undertaken lias thereforo been along exacily tho right lines. His subordinates in the Pension olllcc, iiiiillctilariy the mull holding the po itions of greatest responsibility,1; do not hesitate to express their grutillca lion over the ready comprehension with whiuh Jmir new chief seizes upon the sulient fi alines of the cases pre sented to him and comprehends at n glance the material poluts ii vohed. riioj-e who tiro closost.to Mr. Ware Know that ho accepted tho appointment most loluctatitly, und that It wits ouly whim tho President pressed its accep tance upon him as a patriotic duty that ho consented to undertake the work. Now that ho Is here, however, It is obvious, that hu takes a gonoral intorosi. in It and Is dotornilued to dp voto his wholo tlmo, attention ami ability to tho administration of the olllcc. To somo of the Kansas mem bers who called on hlin Ibis morning, he casually obsorvod that aside from nino hours which he was spending evory day In Ills olllco, ho hud thus fur devoted live hours overy evening In his room at tho hotel to woik which he found awaiting him. Mr. Worn has studiously refrained from announcing even to his most Ultimate friends what his "policy" would be. O.io of the first things ho has dono, however, lias boen to organie a nutnbor of new special oxamlnor dis tricts, In ordor that the men now doing that work would have less torrltory to cover, and could thorofoto make moro prompt returns. No one thing that ho could have done would havo shown more clearly his intention to reduce the dolay In reaching a judg ment upon a ptmslon claim, uud It may bo fairly lusumud, thorofore, that tho cardinal doctrine of tils pol icy, If lie over admits hav ing ono, will be to seo to It that overy claim pre sented Is olthor allowed or rejected !n tho shortest possible tlmo. 11 ho doos nothing more In the way of lofouu ihuu to rcdiico what has heretofore been to thousands of claimants so long a period of weary waiting and uncoi- talnty, ho will havo earned the un measured gratitude, of Ills old com panions in arms. As a furthuf ovldoncothat Mr. Ware recognizes the Injustice that may often Lo dono by dofoning iuotioti on a pension claim, and of his dotut initia tion to remedy this evil so far us It Is In his powor to do It, a remark thut lie made this morning to ono of tho repre sentatives from Ktinstis may bo quot ed. The roprosontutlvo hud com- plained that a case which he was in terosted In had beon in tho hands of a sppcliil oxnmlnor for three joars, and no report hail yot been mudo ttponiit. "Go-back to your olllcc," said Mr. Ware, "and write mo a letter stating tho facts and asking mo why in the' world this ctiso hasn't beon acted on." Ho loft the loprescnlativo to infer what Ho would do when ho got that ' "lottor, but thoohunces aro that there Is a sttrprlso in stbro for sumo Special oxamlnor. As fur us wo lmvo got now It looks as If thu now commissioner Is all right. The House of Itepresontallvos today did Its part toward onuutlng Into law the stern rosolvo which arose in tho hetirts of till tho people on tlio dav when the news catuo that President McKlnley had beon assassinated, by passing a bill which forever excludes from our shores "all anurohtsls. of porsons who buliovu In or advocate the overthrow by force or violence of ull govVdrnment or of all foims or law, or the assassination of public of ficials." Tin re seems to be no way undoc tlio constitution by which wo can o.uludo porsons of this churactor who uro already hero, but before this session of Congress adjourns a law will bo passed providing for tlm pro tection of Ihu lives of our presidents and other high govoiumeiit olllcials. whioh will certainly go far to prevent a recurrence or the Buffalo tragedy. So farasit Is possible todoso without vio lating the letter or tlio spirit of our Institutions, tho Hepuhlicun party vv II write upon the statute books tho luw the peoplo huvo decreed. Along ono side of the roam Is u row of telegraph Instruments. Two of them aro connected with thu main Atlantic e-ibles and tho others connect with the Western Union and Postal tolograph wires. Operators uro on duty at those Instruments continuously, so that tho White House is in direct connection evory hour of tho day und night with ull part of tho world that aro reach ed by cable or telegraph. It Is by this moans thut tho President when away frtToii Washington is able to keop in constant touch with tho government machinery, and as a tpattcr of fact, wherever he may be, thcro Is rarely an hour of the duy in which some Dosage is not soul to him or leeclved irom linn. Tho President of tho United States is never able to got vory far away fioui his job. Headers of tho IvEuisTr.umay renum ber the repot ts that wei e current some months ago to the effect that soldiet's discharged from the voliiueer regi ments in the Philippines j.eie detained -hero upon one pretext or anothir until tholf money was all gone, und they wero pructleully forced to io-oif list in tho army. Soon after coiuinjt to Washington lust fall l took up this mutter with the War Depttrtmen , und at my request tho . Secretary of War addressed tin inquiry lo thu army iieudqtturturs at Manila for a. report upon tho facts. This toport was re ceived u fow days ago, uud ib us fol lows; liospoctfullyroturneilto the Adjutant General of the Division, with the in iWmalionthatthesubjectmuitcr of this joimnunicutlon was brought up at tlio 'tine tho volunteer legimonts wore bo mg returned to tho U. S, A petition .as presented to tho Adjutant Genera) it the Division March 21, 11)01, by a number of men recently discharged fiom tho Hogultir Army, complaining ihul transportation to tho U. S. wus not being furnished them, and that they could obtain no satisfactory io lilies lo inquiries as to when It would be furnished. Tho thonChlef Quarter master of tho Division, to whom the paper wus roforred, returned it with the following remarks: "Discharged men aro boing furnish "d transportation as rapidly as thoro Is available room, those discharged from tho rogulurroglmonts boing given tho preforonco. Tho numbor that can bo asslened (o each vessel cannot bn tletcrniincd until It Is known In each caso bow many men thoro nro in tho volunteer roglments assigned to that transport. "The Instructions recolvcd from the War Department wero to ,tho effect that the volunteer roglments must bo returned to tho U. S, so as to arrive before .Tune I!0, 11)01, on or baforo which dato, thoy wore, under tho law, entitled to bo mustered out. "In addition to tho owned trans ports, a numbor of vossolj wero chartered, but, owing to tho accidents to boats and tho quarantining of one of tho vossols on account of smallpox, thoro woro not sulllciont accomodations for both the volunteers and tho dis charged men of tho Hegulur Army, The movement of tho former vvng sue I'osslull.v accomplished In accordance ulth Instructions, bill somo of tho latter wore delaved. Thrv wero, how ever, neeomodated with quarters, und rations, so I'uir, ew'epttho unnnviinec incident to the delay, thi.ro was no sulToting." C. P. K. iffo - ' J1UAU AND 1'HK.AfMfY The ( h.c.ii:o Inter Oeati had thin to say of Henutnf Hoar and hit recti t j titmek on th hi my. "The Aim i.-ae people have loi g ceased to exact from Senator Boar either accuracy or consistency when the facts happen to run counter to Ills personal theories und tuMos. Tl o vanity of suoh an expectation nnd tho ' peculiar obliquity of Mr. Hoar's men- tnl processes under such conditions wero oloarly shown In bis speech on Thu mil ay. "Ho begnti by deny ing that wc mo at war in the Philippines. 'Wo ato only doing,' be truthfully snldr 'what wo huvo done at homo when tho forcetTof tho United States huvo been culled (Hit to s"pptess riot.' Yet almost In tho next breath bo asserted that our troubles there arose beciiuacwe 'chose war instead of peace -chose force in stoad.of conoillatloti.' "Every schoolboy knows that wo did 1 ourveiy Lest to conciliate tlm Fili pinos. Bverv school uoy knows that 'Wc did not attack the Filipinos that they attacked us with avowed purpose of exterminating not only our troops but also evory white man, woman und child In Munlla. Thoso tiro tho undis puted faeu of record, but Mr. Hoar willfully Ignores them. "Mr. Hoar praises our army in tho Philippines In tho highest terms. 'I boliove,' hesays, 'the army to bo made up of as bravo and humane men over lived.' Yot in the vory next breath ho licences General Funston and othei members of that army of every specleb of infamy, and charges the wholo army wiin me inosi snameiui cowardice. "Thoso very soldiers, ho says, in effect, whoso bravery and Immunity ho has just beon pialsing luck tho courago to toll tho truth about tho misconduct of tholf comrades. 'I can not help bolloving,' ho suys, 'that not a twentieth part has been told.' And why? 'Theso b-avu officers,' ho says, flinch buforo what thoy deem tho cer tain ruin' not of their country's in terests, but 'of their prospects in life.' "Kven Senator Hoar, with all his philosophic Ingenuity, shrinks from the tusk of lexplnlnlng how tho sumo men can at tho sumo time bo hu mane und isruol, bravo und cowardly, u tithful a t,d liars. 'I do not under take,' ho says, with an air of seraphic charity, 'to judge in this mutter. Tho American people can do it bettor.' "The American peoplo decline to consider tho ftilso dilemma raised by Mr I four's superheated consciuueeuud born of his seuilinental delusions and willful Ignorance of fuets. Thoy know their sold iris, ocd they also know Air. Hoar." A WKKTCIIUDTKAVKSTY ON 1'OVJ-: Tbelfuiisisljitjr mi or The mill der fyetorday of Gertrude Haw lings by Flunk Hoblnson, his deadly assault on his rival, Albort Ferguson, and his uttcinpt to kill himself, is only ono of a series of tragedies incited by similar causes In Kansas City. It would seem that a sort of a carnival of homlcldul jotil ottsy and passion woro sweeping over the city. Crimes of this natuto iollow euoh other in such rapid succession as to causo amuyomont nnd alarm. It would bo to profuno tho finest of words to attrUiutothoso obtillitions of fury to love. It is not tho olllco of lovo to sluy uud destroy. Thoro is no simi litude botween lovo und the unholy passion which blights the object of its baleful ardor. Tlio mini who kills his sweetheart out of jealousy would bo lncupahlo of proving faithful to hor under any olrcumstunces. It is tho sort of passion which burns itsolf out in aiswlft ilamo which kills. It wero really better lo perish at tho hands of such a suitor thnn to Hvo to suffer from his brutal neglect. What capability for loving can find lodgment In tho heart of a Bud.Taylor or a Frunk Hoblnson? Whut doos the preference of such porvortod creotutob moan but madness? They aro equal tononoof tho sacrifices which love oxacts, and thoy know nothing about tho steadfast devotions which lovo in spires. Boing tho proy of their own lawless emotions, thoy can offer no pledge of protection or ,of constancy to others. It Is distinctly Important to socloty and to public security thut this plain and proper (distinction between lovo nnd unhulldwod passion should bo perpetually omphaslssod. It shonld bo dourly recognized by tho luw, which, in its ossonco, acknowledges no false sentlmont in tho administration of jus tice. Mtirderifor lovo so called oan not, it is foarod, bo wholly prevented, but It can bo discouraged by adeqiiuto and suitublo punishment, audit can be lessened by ,tho rofusul of society to uccopt as an apology for lovo such a hideous imitation und travesty as homicidal rugo and jealousy . Sl'HMIsSlONT) n.;; .M.,)d;uty, ItiiliMisCltv hi it Loynax Castillo, a Cuban Congress man, left tho Houso last Thursday, with tho announcement that ho in tended to loslgn because the Houso hud tabled his motion to hang a certain battlo llog in tho chamber Possibly the seuor has thought better of his tin oat, but his action illustrates tho greatest danger that confronts a peoplo unused to self-government tho unwillingness to submit to majority rulo. A young Bulgarian who was In tho United States during tho canvass of l&Dil wroto to a Sofia novvspaper that thomoft Itnpiosslve thing to him In America wus the fact that neither Mr. Bryan nor any of his supporters sonnet! to think of un armed isurrec tlon against tho, Inauguration of Piesldent McKlnley. hi the United Stutos submission to tho rulo of tho majority has become a part of tho national llfo. Tho civil war win fought on that is-u. Tho real question at stak.-, tu him iln pointed out, was whether a fiee pop tlar gov ernment was possible. The pmclplo of majority rulo thou established at an cnormousVost of blood and troas ure, has never,, i-lneo been seriously questioned In tbib cwUta.- . But if tho greatest rebellion In his tory arose over this question among a peoplo schooled for centuries in solf-governuunt, there should bo littlo wonder that the emotional L-itin race, withou' Anglo-Suxon conservatism oe training, .rinds It a constant sourco of trouble. Hobelllon follows rebellion in South America becauso the defeated party refuses to submit. Cuba will bo in dtinger of tho sumo disoi id v unless tho wisest counsel ptevatl .-sui-h af fairs as tho threatened icsiguatlon of Senor Castillo havo it disquieting signlllcunco as indicating tho drift of national opinion. Tho Cuban leadors havo a largo task before them in educating tho peo plo in this fundamental duty of citi zenship. HOW CAN THEY 1)0 IT? Kansas City Journal: Tho Demo eratle Stato convention nominated, half of tho Democratic State ticket, loavlng tho other half to bo nominated by tho Populist Stato convontion. It would seem that tho statesmen com posing the Democratic- Stato conven tion hui1 not read tho now election law very closoly. Under that law, tho Populist Stalo convention can havo no authority to riomlnuto any portion ofia Democratic ticket. If tho Populist "onventlon nominates a candidate, that cuii'Milate must go on the ballot under a I'opiilUt headlrg, or he must stay off. The section govetnii.g this reads as follow: "Party nominations of candidates for public olllcc can bo mudo only by a dolegato or muss convention, pri mary oleetlon or caucus of qualified voters belonging to one political party having u Stato or National or ganization." This piovisloii is am plified in other sections of the law. A candldato cannot got on u party ticket unless ho bus been nominated bv a convention or caucus of the voters of that party. Ho cannot bo nominated by a convention or caucus of another party, and ho cannot bo nominated by a commlttco or other power claiming delegated authority. Tho legislature of Kansas set out to doslioy tho cor rupt, dishonest, ought-to-be-criminal practico known as fusion, und tho Democratic and Populist truders and traffickers will find that It succeeded. KANSAS Ulill'S AND COMMENTS. A blooded dog belonging to un In donondenco man died. Later ho found half a biscuit in his yard and unless it proves that his daughter uuked tho biscuit ho will havo it uiittlyzed.for poison. An Alabama pupor, printing tlio story of tho Kansas fanner who has a steam plow that opurutos eight 10-incli plow-,, printed It "Ill-Inch." And tho bloomlii' Southerners believed it; thoy'd bollovo any Kansas tale. A man with Iron norvo offered a Topoka muti 88,000 for lfiO uctesof shale land noar Salina. Think of It! Shale, boarlng gold ut the rule of $1 u ton! Tlio Topoka man indignant v ro fused, although ho got tho land for a fow dollars per aero. A horse-trader called at tho olllco of tho Eldorado Republican und the devil Informed him that, us thu boss was a fishing crank, they wanted "a setter horso, ono that would skirmish around in tho water, locate fish and tfibn set, liko a setter dog." Tho trader left in disgust. 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