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We thought when Love at last should
The rose would lose Its thorn,
And every lip but Joy's be dun
When Love, sweet Love, was born
ffbat never tears should start to rise.
No night o'ertako our morn,
Nor any guests of grief surprise
When Lore, sweet Love, was born.
And when he came, O Heart of mine!
And stood within our door,
No Joy our dreaming could divine
Was missing from his store.
The thorns shall wound our--hcarts
But not the fear of yore,
For all tho guests of grief and pain
Bhall serve him evermore.
—Arthur Sherburne Hardy.
The Cyclone's Mercy
Crp HE beat rolled up In waves from
j[/ tbo sun-soaked land Into an at
mospliere already surcharged
wltli beat. For a number of bours the
birds bad ceased song and twitter. The
sharp chr-r-r of the grasshoppers and
the steady click, click of the harvester
•eemed to voice the misery caused by
the stifling nlr. Not the slightest breeze
ruffled the broad expanse of ripened
wheat not a motion except of men,
machlno and borses. White streaks of
lather showed on the borses wherever
touched by a strap of leather, and
though they lagged miserably at their
work tho driver was too enervated by
tbe heat to urge them to a livelier
A tall, broad-shouldered young man
walked toward tho team and held up
one hand with* a gesture of command.
"Take the horses, Mart, and put them
In tho shadow of the bnrn they'll get
sunBtruck If you don't look out We'll
quit, all of us, until It cools *olt a lit
He walked slowly toward the house
and threw himself down In the Bbade
of the porch. The other men lounged
In the shadow of tbe barn.
"Good thing Jeff Cooper thinks some
thing of bis bosses," muttered Mart.
"He don't care for anything but what
costs him money. N'o wonder bis wife
left him."
"Where did she go?" asked oue of tho
men," lazily.
"Nobody knows, unless she went
buck to her folks.".
"What did she go for?" questioned
the man again.
yGot tired of workln' like a beast, I
gufess. All Jeff married her for was to
work. She used to uillk the cows, take
carc of tho bosses and do most all the
... •chores, then go Into the Held and work.
She drove the team all through bar
vestln' last summer."
"She was a Swede, wasn't she?
"Yes a strong, -red-chcckcd young
woman, with big blue eyes, and hair
Just the color of that wheat field down
there. A young Swede was workln'
for Jeff, and they left about the same
time guess there ain't much doubt
"It's a lie!"
The men jumped and turned to look
Into Jeff Cooper's white angry face, lie
was trembling, but Ills voice was cool
and steady.
"My wife never left with any man It
was not like licr. No belter, truer
woman ever lived, and any man who
lares to say anything different may an
swer to me." lie clenched a pair of
huge fists and looked at Mart, who did
not answer for moment, then he
"What did she go away for, then,
and where Is she?"
"I don't know: but I know tlmt when
I find her she will be as good and puro
as a little child."
"Pity you hadn't 'predated her a lit
tle more when you had her." returned
Mart, scornfully. 'Most always If a
man thinks anything of his wife he
don't set her to workln' outdoors, like
a man."
"I never wanted her to work out
doors. She liked to 'tend the horses
and drive tliem, to sit on the harvester
and watch the wheat fall. I did every
thing foi her that I could. You thought
when you built a mud house for your
wife that you had done wouders I
built a frame house for mine, and put
a porch on It, when every board In it
cost me most a bag of wheat, and that
at the railroad twenty miles away."
"Look! 'Look!" Interrupted one of
the men. "A cyclone!"
The men jumped to their feet. Tlicy
could hear tbe distant _ronr coming
nearer and nearer, and all earth and
the heavehs seemed filled with the
gathering fury.
"It's going south of us." said Mart,
"There's enough of it coming here.
Get tbe horses Into the cellar, quick!"
commanded Jeff, running as he spoke
to tbe horses, that stood pulling at their
halters, their sensitive ears pricked for
ward as tboy scented the coming tor
nado. In a moment men and horses
were In the cyclone cellar and the
heavy door bolted. Through the thick
eartlt banking they could hear the
crash as the cyclone struck.
"It's a big one," said Mart "If we
get tbe whole of It you won't see your
house, barn, linrvester or wheat unless
you go Into auother county and gather
them up."
Jeff did not answer. He was not
thinking of the safety of bis property,
but of his wife. Was she safe out of
the track of the cyclone? How fright
ened she .had been the summer before,
when just a slight-cyclone had passed
through his fields! How she bad clung
to him in tbe darkness and perfect
safety of the cellar! He couid still
feel her strong, young heart beating
wildly against his own as she clung
to him in an dgony of fear and dread.
Why had she left bim? He lmd asked
himself the question
of times
since she had left him—three months
ago. He suspected that she had gone
home It was only fourteen miles away,
but he was too proud to lnnke any
search for her. Surely she would come
back some time! Mart's words burned
bis ears, though lie did not believe
their evil suggestion.
"It's over, I guess," Mart's voice
broke upon bis thoughts.
The "cycle whirl" is the .latest sensation of the bicycle world, soys the New
York Journal. This apparatus makes it possible to hold bicycle races on the
stage of a theater. In fact, there are two pursuit races daily at a New York
theater, In which several noted stars of the cycling world take part.
The men whirl around the basin with almost incredible speed. So steep is
the track banked that the men appear to defy the laws of gravitation. To the
spectators they seem to be riding around a picket fence slightly tilted. In order
to cover a mile the cyclist has. to make between 125 and 150 laps. When two are
going at full speed they present tho appearance of two colored streaks flying
around with lightning speed.
"Dare Devil" Schreyer of mile-a-mlnute fame, and King and .Samuetson,
known Kb the "hobo" team in the recent six-day bicycle race at New York, are
among the men who risk their lives daily giving exhibitions In the "wooden bowl."
It takes skill of no mean order to race in this latest evolution of the bicycle
Ho went to tho door and unbolted It.
It opened outward, and when he
pushed It struck something that had
been blown against It. lie pushed a
little harder the door opened a crack,
and the man looking over Jell's shoul
der, said.—
"3Jbe house's left, for one thing."
They pushed hard against the door
until .Jeff could squeeze through. He
looked down at his feet.
At Ills feet, her long, fair hair swept
about her by the wind, lny Hilda. One
arm sheltered tho baby that Jeff bad
never seen It moved and cried, but
Hilda lay motionless, licr white, up
turned face ghastly beueatb Its coat
ing of dust. Jeff took tile baby from
her arms and gave It' to one of the
men he then stooped to raise Hilda.
Mart sprang forward to help, but Jeff
pushed him aside!! and, unassisted,
carried licr to the house and put her
upon the bed. Ills face was as color
Jess as hers as lie rubbed his bands
and called bcr by all the old eudear
Ing names she had been accustomed to
bear from his lips.
"No use, Jeff she's goue you can't
bring her to," said one of the' men, In
tbe hushed tones one uses in the pres
ence of the dead.
"She Is not dead! She must not die!"
contradicted Jeff. "Hilda! Hilda!"
There was more determination than
despair In the cry.
"I can feeMier pulse," he cried, hope
fully, a few moments later. At last
she opened her eyes, Jiut there was
no look of recognition In tlicm. After
awhile the dazed, bewildered expres
sion left her face, ami her lips parted
In a smile as she looked at Jell. He
motioned the men from the room nnd
dropped upon bis knees beside the bed.
"Hilda, how cuuld you leave me
A troubled look came Into the child
like blue eyes.
"They did tell me—Mart's woman,
and the others—that all you cared for
me was to work. And sometimes I folt
that the work was too hard, so I
thought 1 would go awny till I was
once more strong and could work for
"They lied, Hilda! It was you I
wanted, uot your work! Where were
you when the cyclone struck?"
She wrinkled her forehead a littlo In
anxious tliougi^.
"I was home. I went out with baby,
and I turuod this way and walked a
long time then I saw the cyclone com
ing and was so afraid." She shud
dered. and Jeff patted licr hand reas
suringly. "Then 1 run. Oh, I run
miles, uillcs! Then the wind took mo
up, and then—I forget till I saw yon,
Mart put bis head in at tho door.
"The roof of the barn's gone, and the
harvester's missing, and every bundle
of wheat's been Mowed gal'ay west,
and all that was standlu' is flat. It
was a terrible cyclone, now I tell
Jeff turned a happy face, and said,—
"Not a terrible cyclone, a blessed one:
it brought my wife back-to me."—Farm
and Fireside.
John Brougham's Well-Timeil Joke
Calmed Turbulent Crowd.
"There have been good many sto
ries told of the quick wit of actors who
have turned an accident or panic or
a row Into a joke," said Tom Leigh,
the old-time actor. "A good many of
the stories are fakes. I suppose," ho
continued, "but some are true, and
there are lots that have never found
their way Into print. The press agent
wasn't as numerous or as clover la the
old days as he Is now.
"I remember an instance in which
John Brougham carried off a most dif
ficult situation by a clever bit of im
provisation and saved the old Winter
Garden from the disgrace of riot. It
was the first ulglit on which bo played
his burlesque 'Columbus' there and the
house was filled with bis friends.
"Among tho most enthusiastic of
these friends were a great crowd of
Fenians, headed by Malionoy, the man
who had just thou been elected presi
dent of the Irish republic at tbe old
Fenian be«dquarter8 in 17th street
There was a jollification in honor of
his election, and as ho was a personal
friend of Brougham's It was natural
that ho aud his followers should buy
up all the orchestra Beats In tbe house
for tho opening night, as they did.
"I was In the cast, and so was Jack
Studly, but If anybody else In the com
pany Is now alive 1 don't remember
who It Is. I played the part of a big
Indian who first appeared on the. stage
as a messenger bringing dispatches
from Washington.
"Just as I came on a discussion that
had sprung up among some of the ex
cited Fenians developed into a quarrel.
The house was already disturbed and
there was every prospect of a fight In
the orchestra In another minute.
"I delivered my message and
Brougham replied to me In the words
of the piece
'Confound you, have done!"
"Then turning from me to tho foot
lights he went on, as If It was a part
of bis speech
(."Or would you like a band of Fenian
All fame abandon to defame each other?
It with such sentiments I sent out any,
Itcmeniber I'm head center here, Ma
"There was a roar of laughter from
tho whole bouse at tills, and the Fen
ians joined in it as heartily as any one
else. There was no further talk or
Indication of trouble and the play went
on without Interruption."—New York
Satisfied with Themselves.
The Haitian loves to play at being a
soldier. He delights in uniforms nnd
gold lace, military titles aud display,
yet he allows his neighbor, San Do
mingo, to push tbe frontier between
tbe states farther and farther to the
westward without offering tbe slight
est objection.. Here Is a conversation
reported by Ilcsketh I'rlchard between
three consequential Haitians, clad re
spectively In blue, green aud pink uni
forms thickly netted over with gold
"General,1' petniirke tlio 111 no ouo.
"What, my general?" respond the
"I am tired. But the review uf to
day! What a spectacle!"
"O-ho!" cries the pink general. "As
suredly a great spectacle!"
"Without question," says the green
general, "the most maguilicent specta
cle that one c£uld imagine."
"I was much interested," remarks
tho Englishman.
"Our army is composed of bravo
men," says the blue.
"Our troops are the finest in tho
world. Do you not think so, mon
"1 have seen none like them," agrees
the Englishman, witli caution.
"The army of Haiti lias never been
conquered. The French were here we
drove tlieiu out. The English fougiit
with us where are they? But we—wo
—we are hero always. We have never
been conquered."
This was the paean of tho pink gen
oral. and the others agreed.
Had Found His Strong Point.
A member of the bar not richly en
dowed with Intellect after years of
brleflessucss married a rich widow.
She died. Again lie sought a bride
with a large dower and agaiu became
a widower. Then he thought he would
return to Ills loug neglected profession.
He approached an old friend, who had
meanwhile become a judge of the Su
preme Court, and asked what in his
opinion would be the wisest course for
him to pursue. "Stick to tho probate
and matrimonial," said the1 Judge.
Quaint Southern Epitaph.
A Charleston, S. C., churchyard con
tains tbe dust of many eminent men
and several queer epitaphs. The epi
taph of Charlotte Klford, ho clied oil
May 9, 1817, says that—
She was
In Childhood, Obedient,
In Wedlock, Virtuous.
In Prosperity, Humltlc.
In Adversity, Kosigaed.:. ..
In Sickness, Patient.
In Death, Happy.
In Arizona.
"lie called Alkali Ike a liar and a
horse thief."
"And he's dead-right there, I say."
"Yes, lie was dead right there, sure
enough."—Philadelphia Press.
Here Is a new game, which is causing a gr^at deal of amusement at social
gatherings in Europe.
Two hoys or young men are blindfolded, and In tho right hand of each is
plnced a stout roll ot paper in the form of a club or cudgel. The players then
have to lie down on tbe carpet and to grasp each other by the left hand. There
upon the run begins. One of the players asks the other:
"Are you there?"
When the answer "Yes" comes he raises bis right hand and strives to hit
with his cu'dgel the spot where, from the sound of the voice, he supposes tho
other player's head to be.
The other player, however, is at perfect liberty to move his head after.he
has answered "Yes^" and the result is that in nine cases out of ten the blow
misses his head nnd falls on his shoulders or some other part of his body.
In that case It Is his turn to retaliate, and so the game goes on indefinitely,
the. sole object of the player who asks the question being to strike the other
player's head and that of the player who answers (a save his head from being
Tbe House of Representatives Thurs
day morning passed a resolution offered
by Mr. Kendall of Monroe, providing
that all appropriation bills must bo in
troduced by Feb. 20 and cannot be in
troduced after that date, except by three
fourths Vote. The resolution was debat
ed. Several attempts we're made to
amend it. Mr. Hasselqulst of Lucas of
fered an amendment which excepted bills
that might be formulated by a committee.
So much opposition manifested itself that
he withdrew it. Mr. Hughes of Iowa,
who will be chairman of the appropria
tions committee, offered nu amendra ut
changing the date to March 1. This was
voted down, and the original resolution
was carried unanimously.
Senators Allison and Dolliver will con
tinue to represent Iowa In the upper
house of the national Congress. The two
houses of the Legislature balloted sep
arately on Tuesday. No speeches were
made, and the vote was strictly partisau,
the Democratic vote going to E. H. Thay
er of Clinton and J. J. Serley of Burling
ton. Senator Allison was elected for the
term beginning March 4, 1003, and Sen
ator Doliver for the terui which began
March 4, 1001, the first part of which
he has served by appointment of Gov.
Shaw. The standing committees of the
Senate and House were antiounced by
the presiding officers. In the Senate
twelve bills were introduced. These in
clude measures for the codification of the
session laws passed since the code of ISO?
went into effect, to legalize primary elec
tions, to prohibit child labor, to permit
discrimination in freight rates by rail
roads for the benefit of manufacturers
within the State, and to increase the
building tax levy of the State Unfvttsity
from one-tenth to two-tenths of a mill.
Reform of tariff schedules, many of
which he declared were no longer a shield
for American labor, but had in some
cases been turned as a weapon of offense
against tbe American market, was the
text of Senator Dolllver's address to the
joint session of the Legislature on Wed
nesday after the ratification"^ his elec
tion and that of Senator Allison had been
completed. Senator Dolliver said: "I be
lieve that I speak for the average judg
ment and good sense of the whole commu
nity of Iowa when I say that these de
fects in our laws ought to be corrected,
and I express a confidence that the Con
gress of the United States will be able in
spirit friendly to the principles upon
which the protective tariff rests to correct
these defects in a business-like way, un
less we are compelled to admit that Con
gress has tocome helpless in the pres
ence of questions like these/'
Men Quartered at OneKnd of thcTrain
Women at the Other.
St. Petersburg has seven railway
stations, und not a track crosses the
city, nor does a whistle toot coming
into It, nor do clouds of smoke belch
orer the inhabitants and make life mis
erable for them. Trains for Moscow go
out at tbe Nicholas statlou, named iu
honor of tbo handsome and generous
Nicholas I,, who commanded the rail
road to bo built between the two capi
tals. Winans, the American, was the
builder of the road. It was entirely cre
ated by American hands, American
energy, and Russian money run by
American engineers and Is an enor
mous success.
The railroad englueers suggested to
the Emperor that tbe road should
curve gracefully in a serpentine man
ner between tbe different towns. But
Nicholas said,, drawing sharp,
straight line with his ruler, "Make it
so, and let tbe towns come to the rail
road," which they have since done in
great numbers. The fare, first class, In
cluding sleeping accommodations, call
ed the "wagon lit," amounts to just
$13 for the ride of thirteen hours, and
the arrangements are not bad. Unless
you pay a large subsidy or are extreme
ly lucky you are sure to have a com
panion de voyage in your stateroom,
the men being at one end of the train,
women at the other.
Their Mite.
The late Bishop Whipple was doing
missionary work Iu Florida years ago,
at a period when the State had not re
covered from th^desolntlon of the Sem
inole war, and when the fruits had just
been destroyed by a great frost One
Incident of the work shows not only the
sympathy and consideration which
made him so greatly loved, but also the
consecratiou nnd self-sacrifice of the
poor people whom he served.
He held services at old plantation
homes many of them truly patriarchal,
where black and white were baptized
at the same font. After one of these
meetings an old slave woman brought
the preacher a large basket of eggs,
which were then selling for fifty cents
a dozen.
"David," said Mr. Whipple, turning
to his old sexton/'you have done wrong
to beg of these poor people."
"Massa," broke in one of the women.
"David done ask for no eggs. We done
nsk him down to do quarters what
you's doln' for de Lord at St. Augus
tine. David say you's done fixin' de
church bigger. We says we's gwine to
have somefln In dat ourselfs. So 1 done
gives ten eggs, an' Clarlssy five eggs,
an' Sally fifteen eggs, an* Cliloe twe
eggs, an' so along. An', massa, please
take 'em. Dey's fur de Lord."
An Unnecessary Incumbrance.
Dalsy—I have made up my mind to
enter society.
Hardhead—What him your mind got
to do with it?—The Smart Set.
Threw Writings Away,
It took Count Tolstoi five years to
gather the historical material for
"War and Peace." The preliminary
writings from which the book sprang
arc now in the Rumjauzoff Museum.
Moscow. But they had a hard time
getting there. Some years ago when
Countess Tolstoi was ill a careless ser
vant took the manuscripts and threw
them Into a disused canal In the park
near the house. They were discov
ered after several ^eeks and rescued.
Urjupt of Him*
Husband—I'll bet while you were in
that milliner's selecting a hat I could
have done twenty thousand dollars'
worth of business.
Wife—But do you think there is any
comparison in the Importance-of the
two transactions?
A Huge Success.
First Banqueter—That was a great
Second Banqueter—Elegant. I haven't
felt so uncomfortable for along time.—
Philadelphia Record.
A. Juvenile Philanthropist.
"I like that boy of Sniggins'."
"Isn't he a little obstinate? The day
I called his mother had to threaten to
spank him before he would recite pieces
for the ladles and gentlemen."
"That isn't obstinacy. That's moral
courage.'*—Washington Star.
Brief Respites.
Does your daughter sing 'Always?'
asked the guest
"No she stops for her meals," re
plied the long-suffering porent.—Phil
adelphia Record,
v? Eft
as '-f
Congress and the Philippines.
Despite a scorning show of coiitldcucc
In tiie treatment of the problems of the
irchlpelngo, Congress cannot disguise
its feat's as to the adequacy of the so
lutions that may be adopted.
Tlie Democratic members ot that
body do uot assume the responsibility
of grappling with a question wliieh the
Republican majority will insist upon
settling, and wbllo they look upon the
outcome with 110 little concern—as all
good citizens must—tho political sweat
box is now chiolly occupied by states
men of the dominant party.
The itcpublicaus have assumed tor
political reasons that tho Filipinos are
Incapable of self-government, which is
equivalent to saying tlmt they are bar
barians, if not worse, when adjudged
from intellectual standpoints, and that
a patriarchal supervision over their af
fairs must be observed.
Vet the lie lias been given this as
sumption in the appointment of na
tives to positions of great responsibili
ty aud trust, and in the effort to intro
duce a system of local government sub
ordinate to the federal power.
The Philippine commission was cre
ated with a view to pacifying the na
tives, to the end that local self-govern
ment might be brought about liiul con
fidence In the federal authority devel
oped aud maintained.
Tills is clearly shown by the report
submitted ly that body, the following
excerpt being in point:
"If Congress will reduce by 50 per
cant the United States duty 011 tobacco,
hemp niul sugar, and other merchan
dise coming from these Islands, It is
certain that the trade between them
and tho United States under the new
tariff will increase by leaps and
bounds. Such generosity would much
strengthen the bonds between the Fili
pino and the American people, and It
is.earnestly recommended."
Tho Republican majority in Con
gress, however, did not evince nny de
sire to increase the trade between tho
United States and the archipelago "by
leaps and bounds," or to "strengthen
the bonds between the Filipinos and
the American people," by nny such
processes as the commission suggested,
while bullets and powder can be suc
cessfully used as reconcilers.
Instead of acting upon tho recom
mendations of the committee, Congress
actually raised the export duties in
stead of lowering any of them, and, by
the logic of the situation, weakened In
stead of 'strengttened the bonds of uni
ty to which the committee referred.
By this procedure the Republican
party has re-enforced Its shotgun poli
cy In tho Philippines, by feeding the
distrust of tho natives and teaching
them that while honoring the flag they
must likewise respect the first law of
nature—that of self-preservation.
Without trade concessions from the
hands of tho conquerors tho conquered
can never be brought within the lines
of loyalty and become the trusted en
voys of tho flag.
Had it not been for a liberal and
far-reaching policy of reconstruction,
nrbloh, with nil its faults -and evilR of
earpetbagism, pointed out the way to
an intelligent solution of the problems
growing out of tho Civil War, the
South, though conquered, would be still
in a state of insurrection against the
federal government.
Until equitable trade relations are es
tablished with the Philippines, nnd the
government ceases to look upon a sub
dued foe as a permanent object of na
tional suspicion, the Filipinos may be
depended upon to maintain a guerilla
warfare of as vicious a typo as the cir
cumstances will permit.
This will, in turn, call for more
troops, more lighting, more military
equipment, and tho federal policy of
extermination which has been applied
under a humanitarian mask to the red
Indian of America.—St. Louis Republic.
Roosevelt's Masterly Retreat.
From the signs of the times it Is ap
parent that Mr. Roosevelt Is close
second behind the American public In
discovering that Mr. Schley has been
wronged, having slguifled his willing
ness to give that gentleman a hear
At the outset, the President promptly
approved tho work of the majority ot
the board of inquiry, and indicated a
purpose to "sit down" on both Ad
miral Dewey and General Miles for
having expressed opinions favorable to
the maligned hero of Santiago Bay.
The high-mightiness of tho naval
court was not to be questioned by any
one olliclally under the thumb of tho
President aud the Potomac flats aud
all tho llats In the servlco of the gov
ernment were awed Into silence, nnd
stillness relgued where federal jobs
were In jeopardy.
But the still small voice of the Amer
ican public soon swelled Into a hurri
cane of disapproval, and from ocean to
ocean a cry of "for slmme" arose from
the great patriotic heart of the repub
Mr. Roosevelt saw the storm coming
and lie tried to head it off by sacrific
ing Maclay, a vicarious atonement too
cheap to appease the growing wrath of
the nation.
Unable to stem tbe tide of criticism,
and keep down the swelling wave of
censure directed against those who
would rob a hero of a title justly won,
the President has beaten a retreat and
Invited Admiral Schley to a confer
ence with a view to so adjusting mat
ters that tho controversy may end.
Whether this means that the "find
ings'* so recently approved by Secre
tary Long are to be disapproved by the
President, or concessions of another
character made to Mr. Schlcy, with a
view to fencing in tlje controversy, re
mains to bo seen.
Certain It Is, however, that It means
a retreat on the part of the President
from the aggressive attitude assumed
at tho outset and should It prove an
endorsement of Mr. Schley there will
be left no honorable course for Secre
tary Loug to pursue but io resign bis
portfolio—and still further attenuate
the ofiiclal holdover family of tho Into
President McKlnley.
It is very clear that Mr. Roosevelt
became alarmed at the depth aud
breadth of the Schley sentiment
throughout the country, and feared Its
evolution Into an Issue.
Rather than permit the Schley con
troversy to take Its course, to the ulti
mate discredit of the administration,
the President Is willing to recognizo a
mistake when his political future com
pels him to do so, and perhaps render
tardy Justice to a brave man.
The rumor that the President has In
Wtwl General Miles tp fllqqer I In
further evidence that he has discov*
ered his mistake in trying to defend a
naval clique against the enlightened
sentiment of the country, nnd is seek
ing to regain lost ground before it Is
everlastingly^too late for his explana
tions and Implied apologies to be In
order.—Butte, Mont., Miner.
Against Its Win.
It lias been quite generally charged
by Democrats and quite as stubbornly
denied by administration lcalders, that
the Republican party reluctantly
pledged the U. S. government to grant
Cuba her independence. Cuba had
been regarded as a splendid object of
prey by the great vultures of modern
commercialism, and to forego tne in
tense pleasure of feasting upon Cuban
franchises and special privileges of all
kinds under the protecting wing of
Mark llanna aud his then protege In
the White House, was more than they
could well endure. In fact.tbey fully
Intended to enjoy a royal feast, with
Uncle Sam as the guest of honor. But
their plans were frustrated by the
Democratic party and Independent Re
It Is uo longer a secret that tlie ad
ministration, under the magic spell of
Wall street, intended to "benevolent
ly assimilate" Cuba on the same plan
as tbe Philippines tiavo since been
"assimilated." For proof of this, we
have tho declaration of Congressman
Hepburn, iu the following colloquy,
which Is reported as having taken
place 011 the floor of the House:
"Do you uot believe they are as ca
pable of self-government as the Cu
bans?" inquired Shafroth of Colorado.
"I do."
"Then, do you not believe In the In
dependence of Cuba?"
"The Democratic party forced the ad
ministration luto a position where It
was compelled, against its will, to de
clare for the Independence of Cuba,"
replied Hepburn, amidst Democratic
"Oh, you may applaud," ho contin
ued. "but I predict that before many
years you will yourselves see the un
wisdom of giving tho Cubans inde
pendence." (Republican applause.)
Here is an open admisslou that tho
"administration was forced, against
its will, to declare for the Independ
ence of Cuba." What sham! What
pretense was this, then, that the ad
ministration nnd administration organs
indulged in over a forced declaration!
Loud have been Republicans nnd Re
publican organ grinders In their prises
of the high nnd unselfish motives that
actuated their party Iu the Cuban mat
ter, when, as a matter of fact, sub
stantiated by the testimony of no less
a personage than Congressman Hep
burn, the independence of Cuba was
unsought and unwelcome. Iu the face
of revelations such as this, need wo
wonder at the reluetnney with which
conditional independence was granted
tlie Cubans?
Shameful and humiliating as It may
appear, the fact is that we schemed to
betray the Filipinos. Verily, we are
vapidly dorolopiug Into a natton of
liars and traitors.—Commoner, Roches
ter, Pa.
Trnuts Control Republicans.
The fact that living nnd active trusts
have far more lutluence In shaping Re
publican policies lhan the sentiments
expressed by a dead Presideut Is being
demonstrated beyond any doubt. In
several of President McKlnley's last
public addresses he strougly urged tho
extension of reciprocity treaties, and
correctly argued that they would ben
efit a large majority of the people of
this country. It looks extremely prob
able, however, that his advice will be
ignored at the behest and in the inter
est of the trusts. The New York World
quotes a member of President Roose
velt's cabinet as saying ou that sub
"We cannot get down from Presi
dent Mclvinley's position too rapidly.
That would bo unkind to Ills memory
aud Impolitic. But we can get down,
and we will, and by the end of tho
Fifty-seveuth Congress we will be Just
where we started, with no reciprocity
of any consequence and with all our
protection.—ICuox, Ind., Democrat.
Tariff Leechcs Insatiable*
The history of tariff legislation is full
of instances in which the beneficiaries
of tariff discrimination have asked for
more. We do not recall a single in
stance In which any considerable num
ber of them have consented to give up
what they had. There have been In
dividuals Intelligent enough to do this,
as Mr. Carnegie now is ready to do it
with reference to steel and iron. But
there has been no class of tariff favor
ites who have been willing to give up
a stiver of the advantage they have
received at the expeuse of their fellow
citizens.—New York Times.
Trusts Outdoing Din^leyiBm.
Wbeu the Dingley tariff was ar
ranged its authors provided In it a
means of qualifying its most repulsive
features by providing for the negotia
tion of reciprocity treaties. The Repub
lican party in convention indorsed the
policy thus set forth and hailed pro
tection and reciprocity as twins, presi
dent McKlnley did his best to keep
faith with the people. But the trusts
have become more powerful than their
creators. They refuse to keep the
promise of the Diugleys aud McKlnleys
nnd insist upou their pound of flesh.—
Philadelphia Record.
Bright Outlook for Democrats.
Opportunity makes the man in poli
tics, or rather gives the man a chance
to let the people know he has arrived.
If chosen leaders of the Democratic
minority in Congress fail to touch the
button at the right time real leaders
will move to the front. There Is plenty
of brains In the minority and some Dem
ocrat will appear who has his Demo
cratic principles on straight nnd isn't
handicapped by recent precedent and
isn't afraid he'll do something lucon?
slstent. Take It easy, boys. Things
are coming our way.—Toledo Bee.
That Star-eyed Goddess.
Teddy's "handmaiden of protection"
Is a trollop. She cauuot hold a candle
that Is, she can only hold a candle—to
the star-eyed goddess whilst the star
eyed adjusts her wings and arranges
her back hair. Your kid damsel may
be good enough to show off at evening
parties In low neck aud short sleeves,
but the goddess was made to wear and
Is massive, and. being entirely recov
ered of her recent llness. she can walk
away with all the trundle-bed trash
they trot out agaiust her.—LoutsvJUe
Kxplosion Ditches Fast Train at Vic
tor—Teacher Seriously Hurt by Irate
Parent-Victim of Deudty Oil Can-
Many Prisoners Freed.
The Deliver limited on tho Rock Island
road was wrecked at Victor by the ex
plosion of the locomotive boiler an the
train was running through town at a
good rate of speed. The eugine was de
molished and every conch was thrown
from the track, hut, strangely enough,
none of the passengers was hurt. Engi
neer W. Williams of Brooklyn and Fire
man 13. Hoar of Valley Junction were
instantly killed, and two porters and a
brakeman were slightly injured. The
accident occurred within 250 feet of the
depot, and the noise of the explosion
aroused every person iu the town. Pieces
of the wrecked engine were strewn
around for a distance of 200 feet, and
the boiler was found 150 feet away from
the scene of the accident. The cause of
tlie explosion will never bo known, ow
ing to the death of the engineer ami fire
man. The bodies of these men were
horribly mangled, and were found only
a short distance away. Williams, the
dead engineer, had been in the service of
the road for twenty-eight years, and was
regarded as one of the ablest in the em
ployment of the company.
Parent Assaults Tencher.
A few weeks ago Prof. W. A. Bentley,
priucipal of the Carson .schools, had oc
casion to punish a sou of Charles Hooker
for some misdemeanor. Tins enraged the
father so that he called a meeting of the
school board and informed them that if
the professor was not discharged he
would infiict .summary personal punish
ment upon him. The board, after care
ful examination, decided that Mr. Bent
ley was justified in his course aud that
the punishment was not unduly severe.
One evening the professor was passing
by Mr. Hooker's house when he (Hooker)
came out, and after a short talk, is said
to have made an assault upon Mr. Bent
ley, which left him severely bruised and
scarred and caused injuries which may
prove permanent. Mr. Bentley has made
arrangements for commencing suit for
$3,000 damages.
Dies in Awful Agony,
Alma, the 12-year-old daughter of W.
T. Fifield of Harvey, met «a horrible
death at the home of her parents. Tlie
child was endeavoring to force a fire by
means of coal oil. There was a flash
and tho clothing of the girl was caught.
She had on a thick cloak of rough goods
and this was instantly a sheet of flame
that completely enveloped the little body.
The child dashed from the door and into
some bushes near the house. The mother
was near, but the accident happened so
suddenly aud the child was so frantic
and crazed that it was impossible to got
to her with assistance before she was
burned to a crisp.
Sets Free 473 Prisoners.
As practically the closing act of his
administration Gov. Shaw ntado public
the names of 473 prisoners to whom ho
had extended executive clemency within
tiie last two years. The Governor's rec
ord in this resjK'ct has never been equaled
in Iowa. To the majority of the Iowans
the release of more than 00 per cent of
the prisoners came as a complete sur
prise. It has been the Governor's pol
icy to refuse the newspapers access to
the pardon records, urging as a reason
that publicity attending tho releaso of a
convict handicaps his efforts to reform.
Had His Skull Crushed In.
John L. Hood of Clare was suddenly
killed, it is presumed by tho kick of a
horse. The accident occurred while he
was driving his cattle to a corn field at
the north edge of town. He was riding
horseback, but it is supposed that he got
off to open tho gate and was kicked iu
tlie head by the horse. The accident was
partially seen by a woman in a house
nearby, who went at once to his assist
ance and found him lying unconscious
on the ground near the gate. A great
hole was iu his forehead and the skull
crushed iu. lie never regained conscious
Fire Fighter Badly Hurt.
The large cooperage works of S. H.
Thompson in Fort Dodge burned to the
ground. The loss is $25,000, on(y slight
ly covered by insurance. The cftnwe of
the fire is a mystery. J. V. Lowry, cap
tain of the Fort Dodge fire department,
was frightfully burned in tlie face by
the explosion of a can of oil while clear
ing away the wreckage. It is feared he
will love his eyesight.
Brief Btate Happenings,
The general store of Felgar Bros, was
damaged by fire at Trenton. The dam
age is $5,000.
Ilenry Felschele, a Dubuque grocer,
was arrested for having four squirrels
and exposing them for sale.
James S. Kelso, a well-known East
Des Moines resident, was accidentally
shot with a 22-caliber target rifle at his
John Rolston, a promiucnt and wealthy
farmer residing near Albion, was found
hanging to a rafter in his burn. The mo
tive for the act is unknown.
James Burgess, a coal miner employed
in the mine of the Webster County Coal
and Land Company at Lehigh, was killed
by the discharge of a blast. Burgess
lived five hours after the explosion.
The damage suit brought Mrs. Sadie
M. Eriekson of Masscna against Cass
County has been decided In her favor.
On May 28 Mrs. Erickson met with an
accident, sustaining a broken ankle and
several minor injuries on a defective ap
proach to a bridge on a public highway
in Victoria township.
Jackson Cotiley, claiming Waterloo as
his home, was picked up on the streets of
Guthrie, Ok., in a demented condition.
His clothing was torn almost completely
from his body., lie tells an incoherent
story about being driven from Laugston
by negroes and attacked by liotiuds.
Superintendent L. B. Beardsley of the
Sioux City division of the Milwaukee
Railroad has personally taken up the
matter of recognizing the heroic rescue
of a Milwaukee passenger traiu by lirtte
12-year-old Elsie Schlosser of Green*"
ville, and the girl will bo given the choice
of a gold medal or a cash reward.
In Waterloo fire was discovered in the
foundry building at the Kelly & Han
neyhill plant. The alarm was turned In
but when the company arrived the fire
was so well under headway that all ef
forts were necessarily turned to saving
the surrounding buildings. The foundry
building was a complete loss.
Patrick Henry, a section man on the
Illinois Central, was run down and in
stantly killed a mile east of Arion by a
traiu. He had been over the track and
was coming back, and had just passed a
sharp curve, when he was overtaken. The
train was running about fifty miles an
hour. He leaves a widow and seven chil
Robert E. Van Court, a Newton in
ventor, came near losing his life from
ptomaine poisoning due to eating part of
a can of tomatoes. Two physicians
worked with the man several hours aud
he suffered terrible agony.
Two Keokuk doctors had to work for
hours to nnplug the gullet of Charles
Carlson, which had become clogged with
a beef bone. While eating his dinner
Carlson got a big bone in his mouth iu
some uuexplained way and it slipped
down his gullet about nine inches and
then stopped. The bone was about an
inch and a half by two iuches iu dimen
sions, and Carlson's aesophagus was not
quite so large at its lower end,
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Davenport has been experiencing a coal
Miss Eloisc Packer, an employe of the
Ilawkeye laundry at Boone, was instant
ly killed by being caught in a steam
Mr. and Mrs. Johu Haire, pioneer citi
zens of Fort Dodge and Webster Coun
ty, celebrated their golden wedding an
Joseph Allen of Pocahontas County is
announced as a candidate for regent of
tho University of Iowa to succeed Har
vey Ingham.
The cornea from a Belgian hare's eye
has been placed iu the eye or William
StrickeH of Anamosa, who lost one optic
and injured the other in a mine explo
sion several years ago.
Physicians estimate the number of
cases of measles inside the city limits
of Fort Dodge at present at 2,000. The
disease is accompanied by pneumonia and
brouehial complications.
Charles Mettle, who was sentenced to
three years in the penitentiary at Ana
mosa for attempting to blow up the homo
of Attorney Cron in Cedar Rapids, has
been paroled by Gov. Shaw after serving
eighteen months.
Tom Waiters is under arrest in Atlau
tic, charged with assaulting his wife with
intent to commit murder. It is said he
discharged tlie contents of a gun at her
and that the charge tore a hole iQ tho
door large enough to admit a dog.
Dr. Eli Watson Moorman of Ioka, who
was fatally injured by the breaking of
a box he Was sitting on in one of the
stores, has since died. His back was in
jured in such a manner that the lower
half of his body was totally paralj'zed.
While working on the Dallas County
court house, at Adel C. A. Osborne was
struck on tiie head by an elevator. Ho
fell seventy feet down tbe elevator shaft,
breaking his leg and sustaining several
other injuries. There is no doubt, how
ever, but that he will recover.
The Minnesota and Iowa Electric Rail
way Company filed articles of incorpora
tion with half a million dollars capital.
The object is stated in the articles to be
the building and operation of an electric
railway from Decorah, Iowa, via Pres
ton, Miun.,*to tho Twin Cities..
A man by the name of Peter Wil
liams, a Belgian, who caiue to this coun
try about one year ago, and who left his
wife and children in the old country* und
was saving his earnings to send for them,
was struck by a Rock Island train just
west of Victor and instantly killed.
Des Moines will entertain the G. A. R.
May 21 to 23 inclusive. Tho dates were
fixed by the committee and the local
members of the posts aud citizens. Elab
orate preparations are scheduled for en
tertainment of the old soldiers, the* Relief
Corps and the Sous and Daughters of
t|ie Revolution.
Senator Blanehard, by request of the
medical fraternity of Oskaloosa and Ma
haska County, will introduce a bill dur
ing the session authorizing the levying
In cities and towns of a population ot
5,000 or over of a l-inill tax for hospital
purposes. Under the present law pest
houses and city hospitals can be main
tained only out of a general fund.
M. W. Owens, who was beaten se
verely by Robert Canning, a detective In
the employ of the Chicago and North
western, last July, has made a settle
ment with the Northwestern olllcials,
through which he was awarded damages
to the amount of $500. Canning took
Oweus for another and finding him pass
ing through the C. «fc N. W. yards, gave
him a terrible drubbiug.
Three men are under suspicion at Ot
tumwa of haviug murdered Lee Clark,
the man who died from Injuries
received late on the night of Jan. 2, a
short time before the man was found by
two policemen with his skull fractured
and part of his body frozen in the Jce.
The names of these men are said to have
been muttered by Clark during semi
lucid moments while he was lingering be
tween life and death at the home of his
Desperate through grief over the loss of
her husband who was killed in the Chris
ty coal mine last September, Mrs. Wil
liam A. Jacques of Des Moines attempt
ed suicide at Woodland cemetery. She
swallowed a portion of an ounce phial
of chloroform, ihrew the rest of the fluid
on her handkerchief, stuffed it into her
mouth and pitched forward on to the
guave of her husband. Prompt action on
tho part of an elderly lady who chanced
to be visiting the cemetery doubtless sav
ed the young woman's life,
Fort Dodge capital is about to branch
out more broadly than heretofore, and
that in the very near future. Within
the next few days the articles of jncor
poration will be filed for a new hind com
pany, which will have its headquarters in
that city. The capital stock of the com
pany will bo $100,000 and already $S5,
000 of the stock has been sold to leading
business uieu. The company will be or
ganized to do a legitimate real estate
business in land in Iowa, Minnesota,
North and South Dakota and Oklahoma,
dealing in farm land.
Iu Mason City occurred the marriage
of Henry M. Messer of Milwaukee and
Miss Adeline Thompsou of Mason City.
The wedding was the end of a summer
time flirtation at Clear Lake, whore Mr.
Messer, a retired and wealthy business
inan of Milwaukee, was spending his
Iu Davenport little Ellen Vinton, 15
months-old child, swallowed part of the
couteuts of a battle of carbolic acid. Tho
bottle was left on the window sill in tho
room where the child was, while its moth
er went into an adjaceut room to do
some work and the child got possession of
the bottle. She died after iutense suffer
The Tissourl authorities refuse to give
up Sherman Morris, alias SherelilT, the
diamond robber. It is understood Slier
cliff is wanted in Missouri for some of
fense and it is therefore doubtful whelk-.
er the Iowa authorities will secure his
return to the peniteutiary. SherclifTs
brothers, W. H. and John Morris, reside
on a farm near Melbourne.
ifc-vS 1 $
The State Board of Railroad Commis
sioners has reorganized for the ensuing
year. Commissioner IS. A. Dawson of I
Waverly succeeds himself as chairman
of the board, aud Dwight N. Lewis was
unanimously re-elected secretary. Ed
ward C. Brown, who succeeds Col. Wel
come Mowry as a member of tho commis
sion, took his scat with the board for the
first time, although his boud was filed
and he took the oath of office some weeks
ago. Col. D. J. Palmer of Washington
is the other member of the commission.
The ofllec force of the commissioners will
remain the same.
One of tlie boldest hold-ups in the his
tory of Des Moines occurred, tho other
evening. H. R. Hyde of Wiuterset was
the victim. He is an agent for the Des
Moiuts Nursery Co. Mr. Hyde was
knocked down and robbed at about 5?15.
He was dragged into an alley north of
Court avenue by his assailants and was
not found by the police until 9 p. m. Mr.
Hyde is a large man of about 45 years.
He was assaulted by two men. A club
or board was probably used. Thev took
$35 iu cash, a $45 watch and a $100 dia
mond ring, also some bank checks that
Hyde says amounted to about $50.
Ileury Topf, a prosperous farmer liv
ing four miles southwest of Charter Oak,
was found dead on a recent afternoon.
He had been griudiug feed, aud had cvi«
dently reached into the hopper, when his
hand was caught, aud then the sweeps
caught his head, crushing it. He leaves
a widow and ouo child.
Two small boys, Floyd and Carl Col
vin, held up for robbery at tho point of
a pistol a 12-year-old boy named Harry
Blsdorf. The robbery occurred at tho
Illinois Central trestle in Central yards
at Waterloo. Young Bisdorf, who was
badly frightened, says tlie revolver was
fullv loaded and the hammer raised when
the boyu pointed it at hup.

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