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method methodThere methooLThere methodsThere
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trine by b that partya party representation In the theongreaL thlaI tb tbDgreu
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squarely ual l1 on Democratic ground If It eontlnues con conUHUCA conU
UHUCA U U6JJ to the end of the session seul n to follow followthe foUo foUothe followthe
the conservative eom orvatlte counsc It had thus far farpursued tArparaued farpursued
pursued the Democratic Democra tic party will willstronger be bestronger bestronger
stronger with the people than It could couldhave cou1dooe couldhave
have been made by forcing on extra ses session sC81Ifo aeaslon ¬
sion 1Ifo A party that was so enraged enr oo by byand byand byand
and resentful of defeat that It permitted permittedanger permittedanger permittedanger
anger rather than reason to control its Usbehavior itswhaior itsbehavior
behavior In Congress Congr Ss might suit a a few fewemalicaltbcrcd few8mallcallbcred fewsmallcattbored
emalicaltbcrcd organs but It would not notthereby nolthereby nottheroby
thereby win lasting honor honorMr honorMr honorMr
Mr Clevelands Rank and File FileThe FileThe FileThe
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over Hon Grover Clevelands solemn pro pronunclamcnto pronunciamento pronunclamento
nunclamcnto obtained by the Atlanta AtlantaJournal AtlantaJournal AtlantaJournal
Journal and reverently but hysterically3lesemtnated hysterically hystericallydlneomlnated hystericallyIuomlnated
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utable Republican to fill the Senate sea seahe ant aratbe anthe
he claims No party treachery on either eltheside eitherBide eitheraide
side In that arrangement It would be i iwholesome a awbotcOme awholesome
wholesome exhibition of patriotism Thi Thiminority The Theminority Theminority
minority party in a legislature has th thright the therfht theilght <
right the privilege and often the dur durof dutI dutIorprevenUnga durof
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As we understand the HayPauncefol HayPauncefoltreaty ItayPaunceotetreat Hay Pauncefote Pauncefotetreaty
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treaty treat In IU present shape the Senate Senathas Senatehas
has done much toward removing the pop popular popular popular
ular objections to that deplorable instru instrumenu instrument
mentThe ment menuThe mentThe
The Davis amendment gives us th1 th1right the theright theright
right In somewhat vagus vagu aru terms to pro prctect protect
tect the proposed canal in time of emer emergency emerI emergenQ emergency ¬ I
gency genQ but It has been so Inserted as t tleave to toleave I
leave Intact the prohibition against for forUflcationB fortifications
UflcationB tl catlons and It therefore bequcatheto bequcathe bequcathesto
to us a detestable and irritating problem problemThere problemThere problemThere II IItft
There can be no doubt that confronted confrontedby
by an imminent and sudden crisis the theUnited theUnited theUnited
United States Stat will m construe the clause to tosuit tosuit tosuit
suit Itself ItlieICln In fact we regard this evasive evasiveand evaslcI evaslcand evasiveand I
and Indefinite utterance as more provoca provocative provocatle provocative ¬
tive of war In the future than would have havebeen haebeen havebeen
been the adoption of a clear stralghtfor stralgbtrordO
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The executive ex uUve committee of the ration rational NaUonal
al Civil Service Reform Association found foundeome foundeame foundcome
come good words to say about the exten extension extensIon extension ¬
sion and application of the merit syateai syateaito agate 8rlteto n nto
to the civil administration of our o r Island Islanddependencies IslanddePffidendes Islanddependendes
dependencies It would not have gone be beyond beyond beyond ¬
yond the truth however how er had It said more moreabout moreabout moreabout
about the success of President Idenl McKInleys McKIn McKInleys 1lcKlnley
leys ley sincere s1n re efforts to Increase the effi efftdency efficiency emdM1CY ¬
ciency of our consular service rvlce The fact factfa fRctfe factfa
fa that the consular system of tho United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States Is attracting the admiration of ofother ofother ofother
other world powers powe notably Germany Germanywhose Germanywb Germanywhose
whose wb efforts at imperial expansion are arenot arenot arenot
not confined to the acquisition of tern terntory terri territory territory ¬
tory but include the extension of German Germantrade Germantrade Germantrade
trade with lesser nations everywhere everywhereThis everywhereThis everywhereThis
This of course not done avowedly for forthe forthe forthe
the purpose of annexation but rather as asProf asProf asProt
Prof Reinsch of the University Cnlverslt of Wis Wisconsin WIsconsin Wisconsin ¬
consin has so clearly pointed In his book bookon bookon bookon
on world powers with a view to the In Increase Increase Increase ¬
crease of political Influence as an end endthrough endthrough endthrough
through commercial amity as a means meansIt meansIt meansIt
It Is important to note that what Ger Germany Germany Germany ¬
many is naturally willing and anxious to todo
do the United States Is actually doing by bydegrees bydegrees
degrees egrees and without making any fuss or orparading orIaradlng orparading
parading any eagle eagl feathers about It it Dr DrVosbergRckow DrYosbergRekow DrV
VosbergRckow V the German economist economistIn
In his book on trade treaties notices that thatTb thatTbe thatThe
Tb The American Amul r have acted Judiciously In estab establishing eitab1Isb1D etalrllthtng ¬
lishing 1Isb1D a irstem wbleh ii of the greatest advantage advantageto
t to themielr themselve5 hut mstlr N > Sttw an cod nrt Inemrrenlent V In their
WITH MEMBERS MEMBERSRepresentative i1IE11fBERSR IJJEMJ3ERSRepresentative
Representative R pre3entatlvl Burke of South So t Dakota Dakotarelates Dakotar Dakotarelates
relates r Jatu a peculiar conversation he had hadwith hadwith leadwith
with the late Representative Wise a few lewdays fewdays fewdays
days before the House adjourned for the theholidays thebolldays theholidays
holidays We were ere taking taldn lunch lu ch to together together together ¬
gether in the House restaurant says saysMr EJL EJLr saysMr
Mr r Burke and incidentally the conver conversation convertlon convereation ¬
sation tlon turned to the link between wt ween this thisworld tblK1OrJd thisworld
world and the hereafter Mr Wise talked talkedquite talkedQultecxtenshcb talkedqulto
quite Qultecxtenshcb extensively on the subject subjectI
I have pondered on on the future for formany tormany formany
many years he remarked to me and andlong andJong andfang
long ago came to tho conclusion that I Iwas Iwas Iwas
was ready to meet m t whatever there might mightbo m1thtbe mightbe
be in store stung after tter death I do not know knowof knowor knowof
be sud sudden sudden sudden ¬
of course cou e whether my m end will
den or otherwise but as far as concernsthe concerns concernsthe concernsthe
the hereafter It Is of little consequence consequenceto
to mo in what matter the end en comes comesThere comeThere comesThere
There was nothing notable In the con conversation conversation conversation ¬
versation at the time added Mr Ir Burke Burkebat Burkeb Burkebut
bat b t It struck me with much force when whenI
I learn learned Jd last Friday morning that Mr MrWise MrWise MrWise
Wise with whom I had talked about aboutdeath aboutdeath aboutdeath
death In such an Informal manner only a alittle aUttJe alittle
little while before had been so suddenly suddenlyushered suddenlyushered suddenlyushered
ushered into the unknownAn unknown unknownAn unknownru unknownruAn
An Incident of a n kindred character Is Istold Istold istold
told by b Representative Gardner of New NewJersey 1ewJersey NewJersey
Jersey who Is using the leisure of the theholiday thehoUda theholiday
holiday hoUda season to catch up with some of ofthe orthe ofthe
the routine work of a member of the theHouse theHouse theHouse
House About a year car ago observed observedMr observedr observedMr
Mr r Gardner I met at Willards Hoted Hotedwhirp Hotedwhlrp Votedwhere
where r was stonnlnjr Cant Mitchell He
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What Is really more important than the thesuppression thouppreslon thesuppression
suppression of hazing at West Point is isthat Isthat Isthat
that the students tuden1 shall not adopt falfo falfocodes ra1 fairocodes I Icodes
codes of honor Any one familiar with withtho withthe i itM
the various artificial codes that at a one onetime onetime i itIme
time and another anotherhavo have done duty In Eu European European ¬ j jroptan
ropean and American AmerJ n life knows what a ahandicap ahandicap I Ihandicap
handicap on truo manliness mL l1ness or the highest high highest ¬ I Iest
est form of octal life such codes have havebeen haven havebeen
been n In Europe those countries that still stllstick sUIUck stillstick
stick Uck to the ridiculous rldlcuto 8 modern duel have havithe havethe i
the lowest moral and physical stamina stamlnnthe stlmlnnthe staminathe
the least manliness while personalities personalitiesIn ersondtlUe
In public private P rlvate and political life sink sinkto rlnkt sinkto I
to t a gutter tvel and menace the social socialorder socIalorder socialorder
order orderNo orderNo I IXoon
No Xoon one deems an Englishman a cowardbeciuso coward cowardbeciuso cowardbecluSO
beciuso ho scorns the bastard code of ofthe ofthe
the duello since sl ce his spurning its childish childishpunctilio childishJJUnctlllo childishpunctilio
punctilio and procedure Is full evidence evidenceof I Iof
of a a higher blgh r manliness manJlne s and a greater In Individual Individual ¬ 1 1dlvt
dividual dlvt nal bravery brnvt The same thing is true trueof trueof I
of American life There Is no l It less s man manliness mllnlIness maniiness ¬
liness now when heu dueling Is practically practicallyunknown prncUcaJlrunknown practfcaliyunknown
unknown than there was when it was wassupposed wassupposed 15 15suppotcd
supposed to t regulate conduct and establish estab establish ¬
lish a high level of social Intercourse As ARa Asa i imatter
a matter of fact It did nothing nothln of the thekind theklnJ thekind
kind and today toda those sections of the thecountry thecountry I Icountry
country which still hanker after the spirit spiritof spiritof spiritof
of the duel and still adhere to the per personal ptrsonal personal ¬
sonal encounter as a means of settling settlingdifficulties setUlnJdltflcultles settlingdifficulties
difficulties between gentlemen represent representthe representthe
the lowest lowest level 1 ve1 of social cJal life lI e In h the t Unit nll I
Among Amongrthetguests rthetguests the th guests at the Sltorehiii S orfballl i
Mr Hr g V V It i
White the noted Xr Xrchange in Yert Yertbanker York Y
banker and member ot thq th SlOtt Stec Stecchange k Ex
change Ills views Ioog on t the th he B gMertl WT rar T Tpects
peels of the the tb nation are optimistic ontlraUtieI opUml tI pM i
31ay1V30 Iay 1500 two things hI S occurred 1thltJa Jt 1 1of
of great importance to te Xw Arr tw 8
Stock Exchan Exchange k kOne
he saId last
I rAdll At Atrival
One WR was the consolidation nt r tb p h
rival stock boards the Old tint
fJr Y Yt r >
Stork Exchange and 01 tb the Opal BlIrd
Brokers and the other 0
wu 0 the Jft
I ot the Central and inon nJon Pacltko h It
and the driving or the golden idon spike 5p1ktcomplettd spikewti wti l
I completed the trans
transcontinental contirlralai contirlralaicircuit MnT1 MnT1circuit
> ad adof 4
circuit I was present at the th frt frtsolutely t
ot the latter event and was u ralleC
for a spe speech > h I then knew or ofsolutely oun Qpr a
< < lb
solutely nothing concerning concern wq wqstore wh whstore what
store for this nation any a p mm mmor more III
no now know what 1 Is In store for 1U II iq t Ute I
or any an other year Wf but I ventured th thi the
i diction that the completion 8f f tN tNgreat this thismeant lb
meant that the Cnlte States would wou wougreat 0
great re l extent secure the A
Chinese Chinesea
dinn a trade Chineseaadln ani and aadln M d t tdinn Ilh IlhI I la laIt l
I ioU It meant further th the OPfnIng epenin of 1 Ut uaof
bounded fields for the tUSpolAl
of t
lor I r NoIU < rojrt rojrtcountry tt
of the soil and a means for the trnpO
1atlon or the feat
great mineral
wealth If 1 t the
I country I said there ww were people Pf lt rjlL rjlLthen P irQt lIt
then who would see the money mone miter l ly or
the world transferred from 1in
II 1 < >
i America and gave as a rfAIOn fr It t that
the great products or the
I earth WtI1 m melt t
iv y to be found her here T ela r u

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