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Established 1888. PUBLISHED EVEHY MONDAY AND THURSDAY, BY THE TRIBUNE PRINTING COMPANY, Limited OMCE: MAI* STREET ABOVE CKNTBE. FREELAND, PA. SUBSCRIPTION KATES: One Year $1.50 Blx Mouths 75 four Months 50 Two Months 25 The (late which the subscription is paid to U on the uddress label of each 7per, the change of which to a subsequent aate be comes a receipt for remittance. Keep thi figures In advance of the present date. Re port promptly to this ofllce whenever papof is not received. Arrearages must be patf Irhen subscription Is discontinued. Make all monty orders, checks, etc.,payable to the Tribune Printing Company, Limited. An ice-breaking steamer on Lake Baikal, in Siberia, made a trial trip of 80 miles through ico 31 inches in thickness. Tho trip was made in 12 hours, and is said to have been wholly satisfactory. And the boat is Amer ican built, at that. American wooden ware is in great demand in England aud Germany, and is now linding its way to Russia. It is also exported to the West Indies, South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa. The articles which find n most ready mar ket abroad are clothes pins, pails, chopping bowls, folding chairs, re frigerators, ice cream freezers, wash tubs aud churns. A Georgia judge receutly, in decid ing a case against a man who had been missing for many years, then suddenly appeared and claimed part of an estate,made this comment: "I scarcely think tho statute of relations wiil stop and wait for him any more thau the village of Falling Waters awaited the awakeuiug of Rip Van Winkle, or the wife of Enoch Arden awaitod his return." We are still able to supply fuel for the world. Coal statistics of the United States geological survey for 1899 show a total production in the United States of 230,838,978 long tons. The 1898 production was 190,- 405,953 long tons. The total value of last year's output is $259,435,512, ft n increase of about 20 per cent, over that of 1898. Tho anthracite produc tion was 58,837,490 long tons, and valued at $88,123,408. Now that the doctors have had their say about the evil effects of kissing aud have told dreadful tales of the transfer of bodily diseases from lip to lip, tho dentists havo taken the floor with similar stories in regard to the trouble that may bo caused tho teeth by indiscriminate caresses of tho os cillatory order. According to a Phil adelphia authority, it seems that tho microbes which attack the mouth are the easiest trausferred by kissing. In deed, tho authority in question goes farther. 44 1 don't care how fine your teeth are naturally," he says, 44 if you kiss very often a person with bad ones you will need my services within a year. I have had cases where one of an engaged couple had the finest pos sible teeth until she met her fiance, "Who had less healthy ones, and my theory always proved right. Then I have seen the engagement broken and the formerly good teeth restored per manently to perfect condition." All this may be true. It sounds so and it comes from a man who believes in what he says. But, although statis tics are impossible, one ventures to Bay that the physicians' scare did not reduco kissing to any appreciable ex tent and that, therefore, it will, de spite the dentists, still go on in very much the same old way. The Climate of Manila. Manila's climate is almost identical with that of San Juan de Puerto Rico, and is comparable with that of the Gulf States during the warmer portion of the year. It seems less trying to most peo ple, however, t'han July and August ev en in Washington and Baltimore, be cause the climate is equally one. Hav ing no sudden changes to fear, men can. and habitually do. dress in the light est of underclothing, wearing over it only thin, unlined duck coat and trous ers, and inasmuch as the variations o| temperature are small, people p r escntly become accustomed to the warmth. Led Into an Ambush. Capt. Frank F. Orenshaw. with <ic men of the Twenty-eighth infant-.v while scouting near Tank was led n*V. an ambush by a guide. Capt. Orenshaw was badly wounded in the head and out private was wounded. The ami usher* were scattered, leaving io men dew' and three wounded on the field. C.r l Flint, while scouting five mi <•- •at < Riacnabato. Bulacan province. !v.• I i slight brush with th„ enemy. Hint m • two privates Cigarettes are smoked a'tn.ost exclu sively in Germany. Austria. Russia and Greece, and generally through Europe. THE WORKING MAN* lie lays his hand upon tho stubborn noil, And lo! a mighty miracle is done; It glows, responsive to his touch of toil, Fruitful dud fair beneath tho goldeu sun. At his behest the prairie is transformed; He digs tho desert and it disappears; Before his plow the wilderness is stormed, And leagues of corn lift up their splendid spears. Amid his sheaves ho stands a happy man. Nor seeks to solve tho things beyond his ken; Content with the All-wise. Eternal plan Of Him who shapes the destinies of iu>n. Tho sky that bends abovo hiin shows no stars At noon; and yet he knows the Bower Divine That shaped the Pleiades and Mars In their appointed time will bid thein shine. His hearthstone is tho altar, ho tho priest Of homo's sweet sanctuary, day by day, In joy or sorrow, indigence or feast, Where lovo unsullied keeps its gently sway. No narrowing envy occupies his breast, No schemes of avarice distress his mind; By Heaven-sent peace hissimple life is blest, And in his tusks he blesses ull mankind. His labor brings the harvest to tho plain, And through his brave exertions millions live; He works tho miracle that grows the grain And all the crops that pregnant aoros give. To him tho crowded city looks for food; From hint gaunt fuinino liens and squalor hides; His energies sustain tho multitude And where his blessings fall pule want subsides. For him the sun und stars give forth their light; For him the restless ocean ebbs und flows; For him the radiant day, tho peaceful night Ana all things beautiful their charms dis close. Ho builds the mighty ship wbooo progroes spurns Tho roaring tempest on the trackless sea; His strenuous lifo the wheels of commerce turns And cleaves a wider space for Liberty. Oh! wonder-working toil! God*s gift to man. What blessings follow where thou art applied In strict accordance with the Maxtor's plan. And what disasters whore thou art denied. God bless tho honest toiler, everywhere. In mill and mine, in factory and Held! nis life's the antidote for dumb despair, His sturdy arm the Nation's surest shield. And may God koop the toller free and bravo, From petty tyranny of cliuuo or clan That seeks to dwarf his soul and to enslave Tho free-born spirit of tho Working Man! —John E. Barrett, in tho 6cranton Truth. I PEPPERED THE DAW. | 1 I 2 An Amusing Western Experience. X "It's queer what different ideas meu have as to how they'll act iu case they ever get involved in a train or stage 'stick-up,' or hold-up, as you call it back this way. Myself, I've been stuck-up at the point of one or more guns on three different occasions and on each occasion I've pointed my two mitts heavenward without any fuss of feathers whatsoever, and de livered tho goods with nary a whim per. But 1 never figured on doing anythiug else. Before I ever got held up at all I always said to mysolf that when the time arrived for some follow to poke a gun into my faco and re quest mo to elevate my nrms, I'd do what ho asked mo to do without any question at all, and let him have all he could find on me without any side stepping or murmuring. I considered that that was the only sensible thing to do, and I consider so yet. So, while its cost me a heap more than I really could afford to fork over my little valuables on the three occasions the boys of the road havo nailed me, I always patted myself on the hack and told myself that, whilo I mayn't have been very heroic or dare-devilish, I did the wise thing iu getting away with a complete und uupuneturod hide. "But I've often met chaps who were simply going to cut a dog in two in case auybody ever tried to stick them up nt the end of a gun. They wero going to decline to be held up, and tench the bandit or bandits a lesson. It's remarkable the bravery some of these fellows were goiug to exhibit whenever any hold, bad prop osition with a mask tried to coerce them into handing over the stuff they had on them. In uine cases out of ton these large and ample talkers are the very first to cast up their paws when the command rings through the car or coach, 'Hands up!' and the last to take them down when the robber has fired his little parting volley and taken to the tall cactus. But you can never tell how a man's going to act in a stick-up. "About six years ago I was riding through southeastern Colorado on a westbound train. I was only making a six-hour journey of it, and so I took the smoker and stayed there. There wore about 25 or 30 men in the smoker, nil pretty comfortable looking chaps. A dyspeptic-looking little man, about 40 years old, with a Bostoueso dialect, sat in the seat ahead of me, and an honr or so after I boorded the train he engaged me in conversation. " 'Beloug out this way?' he aske 1 me in a characteristic New England drawl. " 'Yep,' said I. " 'Benson I ask yon that,' said he, MB that I've heard there have been a lot of hold-ups on the railroads out this way lately. That right?' '• 'Pretty near,' said I. " 'Ever find yourself mixed up in one of those affairs?'he asked me. " 'Couple times," I told him. " 'Did you let them go through you?' he asked me, with a searching look. " 'Don't you think otherwise for n holy minute, said I. 'I am my sole remniniug support, and, in general, I find life a pretty good game. It's the best I know anything about, anyhow,* " 'Well,' said the dyspeptic-looking little chap, in his piping drawl, 'l'd just like to see the loafers get any of my money, that's alii I'd just like to eateh them at itl* "I couldn't help smiling amusedly. " 'Why, what would you do?' I asked him, grinning right in his teeth —I couldn't have helped it to save me. " 'Never yon mind, sir, what I'd do!' said the little man, choppily. 'l'd take good care that they didn't get any of my goods, however! I'd fix 'em! Yes, siree, the train robber doesn't walk in shoe leather that's ever going to relieve me of a copper cent, and don't you fail to remember that!' "The little man, who, ae I after ward ascertained, was on his way to California for his health, looked so puff-toady and fierce while he was getting off these brave remarks that I couldn't help but laugh in his face. That nettled him a trifle, but I smoothed it over and made a remark or so to him about the general matter of train liold-ups. " 'My friend,' said I in conclusion, the only advioo I can give you is, if any of these chaps ever comes along your way and asks you to call heaven to witness with your hands pointing to the zenith,just you do it, that's all, and do it in a hurry; do it a-running; be nice and good about it, and don't get gay. Don't endeavor to be frivolous with a man that's got tho edge on you with a 4> caliber lead-spitter.' " 'Just let one of 'em try it with mo, that's alii' exclaimed the little man fiercely, aud then we changed the subject. "Well, at about 9 o'clock that night we pulled up at a little station called Tyrone to give the engine a drink. We only halted there about fonr minutes, but it was long enough. The train hadn't got more than five miles out oi Tyrone before we heard a lot of Bhots up forward—the smoker was the Becond car from tho engine—and the train came to a halt. The wheels had scarcely oeasod to revolve when the front door of the smoker was thrown open with a bang, and tho command rang through the car like the crack of a whip: " 'Everybody put 'em up! Quick!' "A tall, raw-boned man, with a straggling red mustache, stood in the door calmly waving his gun from side to sido with the characteristic move ment of an expert guu-fanner. He looked business all over. I deoided instantly—l'd put my hands up before I'd done any deciding, however—that ho wasn't any amateur, and that he was going to get all that was coming to him. I couldn't help but notice* that the dyspeptic-looking little man in front of me threw up his hands with the rest, although he did a little bit of fumbling with his right hand before it went up in the air. " 'Seein' that my podnor's busy keopin' tab on th' loco-driver,' said the raw-bonod bandit—he didn't wear auy mask, and there was a certain twinkle to his eyes as ho spoke—'l'll jes' ask you gentlemen to spring what you've got on you with one hand at a time, as I pass along, and I'll do the rest.' "He wore a hickory bag, suspended by a string around his nock, in front of him—n bag similar to those worn by carpenters or lathers for holding nails—and he just reached out his left hand and dropped wallets, watches and chains and loose rolls into the bag as he passed along. None of the vic tims had a chance to hold out any thing on him, for he was one of the eagle-eyed species, and ho seemed to see all hands in the car at once. He walked sideways down the aislo so as to make sure that he wouldn't be plunked from behind after passing along. He was a scientist in his busi ness, all righ', was that raw-boned man, aud he didn't miss a trick. Every man up forward unquestionably passed over his belongings to lie droppod into that roomy bag. The little man with the Bostonese accent amused me, with his hands sticking up there as rigid as poles, that I al most forgot to worry about what I was going to lose when it came ray turn. Ho had gone as white as a sheet aud ho looked more ghastly as the raw-honed robber approached him. Finally it oame to his turn. Tho rob ber looked him over with a half grin. " 'Sorry, my sawed-off friend,' the robber started to say, when, puff! tho right hand of the dyspeptio-looking little man opened with a cat-like rapidity aud tho robber got a fist-full of red pepper square in the eyes! He let out an howl, and the little man dropped to the floor like a flash. So did 1, for that matter. " 'The robber, yelled like a mad man, lowered his gun hand and groped around with it, and half n second later ho was lint ted in the stomach with all the foroe tho little man from New Eugland had in his head. That doubled tho robber up, and a minute later we were all on top of him at on e. " 'You will try to appropriate what doesn't belong yon, hey, dog-gone yon!' tho dyspeptic-looking little man muttered, standing over the blinded bandit, who was almost insane from pain. We bound him securely, did what we oould to alleviate his pain, and put a guard over him. The robber who was holding up the engine, bear ing tho agonized Bhouts of his partner, concluded that there was nothing doing, and, filing a few bluff shots, scampered off the tender into the darkness. AVe took the raw-boned bandit to Trinidad, where he was tried, as I afterward learned, and got 20 years. And that's one time I got fooied up a whole lot in a stiok-up." In Danger. Mrs. Brooks—John, do yon think Mr. Joblotz is goiug to marry our daughter? Mr. Brooks—Yes, if ho doesn't look sharp,—Puck. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY- Welding tubing by electricity has been tried in this country as well as in England, aud it is said that the experiment will prove to bo successful. As the result of 20 years of experi ments at Rothamsted, England, it is shown that in the winter mouths more than half of the amount of rain that falls penetrates into the soil and be comes available for the supply of springs, while in the summer only one-quarter of the rainfall is absorbed by the soil. The maximum quantity of water in the soil is at a depth of about 40 inches. Lake Tanganyika, in Africa, offers a unique field for scientific explora tion. This region, like Australia, is one of the few localities where ani mals still live that have become ex tinct elsewhere, certain whelk-like molluslcs of this lake appearing to have been driven from the ocean and to be identified with fossil forms of old Jurassic seas in Europe. The type-printing zerograph is now under trial in Germany and England. Fifteen to twenty words per minute can be sent with little practice. Suc cessful trials have beea made on an iron telegraph wire from Berlin and Frankfort, Machinos have nlso worked successfully on metallic circuit lines from Brussela to Antwerp and be tween I'aris and Rouen. This line consists of 100 miles of iron wire and the remainder underground. Two machines are at prosent on trial in the geueral postotflce, in Loudon, and have been worked on the new under ground cable from London to Leam ington. A new solder for aluminium has recently been patented, which tho in ventor claims will melt at a low tem perature, and will adhere readily to the aluminium, forming a surface which will not be attacked by mois ture. The solder is composed of an alloy of tin, zinc, and bismuth, the tin being largely in excess of the other constituents. With zinc chloride as a tlux, the solder can be used on brass, copper, nickel, iron, and other metal. The difficulty of finding a satisfactory solder for aluminium has prevented its use in many instances iu place of brass or tin, and also in electrical work whore < lose and perfect joints aro desired. There is now in the patent office two watch movement escapements, which, when they appear, it is said, will as tonish the world by their simplicity and capacity. They possess more of the best points of timekeeping than the marine chronometer. The advan tage of the new escapements is that they gives impulse at the line of the centre without drop or engaging fric tion, and also at the neutral point of tho bulance spring, a point which the watchmaker will appreciate. Impulse before the line of centres and noutral point distributes aud accelerates the balance as the force of tho hairspring is added to the impulse in tho lever watch. Those who have examined the new escapement say it is au ideal one, with the soft, clean and distinctly musical beat. Springers and timers are just beginning to find out the fault of the lever. All the faults of all old systoms aro said to be fully overcomo in the now escapements, which are tho ouly invention of es capements for a century. Myriads of Snns. There is quite evident conspiracy on the part of tho telescopo and cam era to belittle this infinitesimal speck of cosmic dust on which we live, and they are succeeding. It was bad enough to knock the earth out of his position as the centre of the universe, but now he is being relegated to a position that, astronomically, leems worthy of very little attention. Pro fessor Wadsworth of the Alleghany observatory is now showing, on a curved plate, a photograph of the con stellation Orion and adjacent legion, covering* 1000 square degrees, or a lit tle patch measuring less than ill) de grees on a side, or about one-eleventh of the great circle—and what do you think? It shows 50,000 bluzing suns. The professor says he has only been able to catch tho light from tho larger of the SUUH in that patch, and that these planets are yet beyond the joint power of tho two cyclops, the tele scope and camera. X'ucktna Hotter in tltn-s. A new use has been found foi glass. It consists in packing butter in a box made of six sheets of ordi nary window glass, the edges being covered with gummed paper. The closed box is then enveloped iu a layer of plaster of paris a fourth of an inch thick, and it is covered with a spe cially prepared paper. As the plaster is n Uad conductor of heat, the tem perature inside the liermeticully sealed receptacle remains constant, being uuaffected by external changes. The cost of packiug is only about 2 cents per pound. It is used to a great ex tent in Australia. Butter has been sent from Melbourne to Kimberley, in Africa, aud the butter wus found to be iu a perfectly sound condition. Cases are now made which hold as much as 200 pounds of butter. Alaska's Mineral Value. The United States paid 37,200,000 for Alaska, and last year it yielded $5,831,355 in gold and silver" alone. These figures are given by the statis tician of the mint. The increase over the precious metal product of 1898 was $3,187,088. Until lust year most of the gold and silver obtained in Alaska came from the quartz mines near Juneau, aud most of the vast in crease of last year came from the new gold fields of Cape Nome. It amounted to about $2,400,000. ' DEMOCRATS ALERT. KEEPING BATTLES OF 1896 OUT OF THE PARTY. : Et™ Those Who Dill Not Openly Oppose Bryan Shall Not Be Trusted—Aro At tempting to Ran the Regular Organ ization. We warn the people to look with suspicion upon any movement on the part of those who supported the ticket In 1896 for mere regularity sake, to now set aside the heroes of that con test and secure scats in the conven tions for themselves. In every neigh borhood are to be found some, and In some neighborhoods many, who made no open opposition to the Democratic ticket in 1896, but who secretly cast their votes for McKlnley. Many of these are now seeking to be sent as delegates to the Democratic conven tion for the purpose of undoing what was done in 1896, with the determina tion to again secretly work for the de feat of the ticket in case they fail to control the nomination in the inter ests of their employers, the money kings, trusts and monopolies. One of the ear marks by which these suspects may be known is their hostility to sending instructed dele gates. They will work and vote against sending nn instructed delega tion, whether they themselves are to be delegates or not, because a refusal to instruct delegates is capable of be ing construed to confer upon such delegates a discretion in the matter of nominations, and to thus leave the gate open through which the agents of the trusts may conduct trade and dicker with the delegates.—National Watchman. WHAT M'KINLEY HAS COST US. When the Hon. Thomas C. Piatt went forth to the St. Louis convention of 1896, breathing threatenlngs and slaughter against McKlnley, he was reported to have said, "McKlnley is a cheap man." However true the statement was when made by the astute Boss of New York, he and all others in the world of politics are of the opinion that McKinley is not a cheap man. He has cost us one hun dred and eighty times his weight in gold, and the shrewdest men of his political party who are not stock holders in trusts, would gladly spend a vast sum of money for his undoing at the Philadelphia convention. But the Republicans who oppose McKinley are well nigh powerless in the councils of their party. They must sit still and see the trusts, govern ment contractors and officeholders re nominate Wobbling Willy, the Whang doodle Weathercock, who has cost a inillion dollars a day during his first term, and who, if elected again, is sure to cost us much more than daily sums of wicked extravagance incurred by a dotard whose flatterers tell him that he is a greater man than Washington, whereas in truth, the fame of the fool who fixed the Dome of Ephesus rests upon a more substantial foundation than does that of the jackdaw strutting in peacock's feathers in the council chamber of the White House, whose name will go down into obscurity tagged with the observation that* he was the costliest and most unprofitable investment ever charged against the American people.—Newark (N. J.) Ledger. MORE PORTO RICO INFAMY. Another of the hidden beauties of the Porto Rican bill has come to light. Whether it was hidden from everyone or only the general public cannot be said with certainty. What is certain is that it redounds to the advantage of the trusts and corporations which seek to exploit the island for their own benefit. But then this is only what was to be expected. Legislative discoveries always do redound to the advantage of the rich and strong. Perhaps this is because they can pay for their discovery. This discovery is that the Porto Rican bill, so far from reducing the Dingley tariff rates, really increases them in certain instances. The treas ury department has decided that goods sent from Europe to Porto Rico via an American port, where they are trans-shipped, must pay not only the full Dingley rates but 15 per cent ad ditional. Goods sent direct from Eu rope to Porto Rico pay only the Ding ley rate. This decision is given boldly without explanation or argument. Al though it comes from the treasury de partment, it reads as though written by Attorney-General Griggs whose skill in evading the provisions of the army canteen law won him the de served applause of brewers and casu ists. Its effect will be to enable the trusts to put the screws even more firmly on the Porto Ricans, and will be disastrous to the shipping trade of the United States to boot.—Gainesville (Fla.) Sun. NOT MUCH RELIEF. "The whole country breathes with a sense of relief and of content," ex claimed Secretary Long at Boston, proudly swelling his official bosom. But the Omaha Nonconformist doesn't breathe that way. It says: "The whole country breathes with a sense of relief and of content." 0, Lord! what a lie. There was never so much discontent Is the American mother content whose son was driven to Insanity or suicide by the awful horrors of our Asiatic war? Axe the old abolitionists content when they soo slavery again recognized in can territory? Are the people content 1 when they see the Declaration of In- i dependence denied and the constitution, of the United States trodden under foot? Was the legislature of lowa content when it voted unanimously to censuxe the president and the con gress? Aro the great Republican newspapers content when they de- : nounce the vacilatian, cowardice and ! trimming of their own president and | their own congress? If the father of lies could have heard that speech he would have retired from business and hid his head in shame forever. ABOLISH THE TARIFF FOR TRUSTS. One plank of the Sioux Falls plat form ought to be in all platforms, and M a part of the people's creed, until it is a part of an act of Congress designed 1 to destroy the trusts. This is it: "We further demand that all tariffs, on goods controlled by a trust, shall be abolished." That the tariff, in many instances, is a breeder of trusts and the destroyer of competition is so* 1 ' obvious as to make argument or illus tration unnecessary. To-day, in Eng land, American steel is being sold at a cheaper rate per ton than in the home market. Foreign competition is barred. The trust fixes the price. Every farmer who builds a fence and every laborer who buys an implement, pays tribute to the steel (or steal) combine, solely because the Repub lican party has fostered and promoted the combination on the pretext of pro tecting the wage-earner. How much longer will the farmers and laborers tolerate these policies of plunder? Do they not want all customs tariffs, on goods controlled by a trust, abol ished? If they do, is it not plain that the Democratic party should receive their support? Will they remember this on election day?—Euffalo Times. TRUSTS AND MIDDLEMEN. Defenders of trusts say that their chief advantage is the elimination of middlemen's profits. Middlemen's profits are now being eliminated, but not for the benefit of the consumer. Jobbers used to make money out of the tin plate trade. There are no job bers new, but consumers pay more than they did then. The jobbers' profits, with a large addition from the public, go into the pockets of the trust. —Patersc-n (N. J.) Guardian. Natural and Corporate Man. By killing trusts you are not inter fering with the natural rights of the . natural man. You are interfering with the privileges conferred upon a ficti tious person called a corporation. Look at the differenco between the natural man and the corporate man. When God made the natural man He did not make the tallest man much taller than the shortest; He did not make the strongest man much stron ger than the weaker. But when man made the corporate man he made that man a hundred, a thousand, a million times stronger than the natural. But when God made the natural man He placed a limit to his existence, so that if he is a bad man he cannot be bad long. But when man made the corporate man he raised the limit on age and sometimes the corporation is made perpetual. But when God made the natural man He breathed into him a soul, and warned him that in the next world he would bo held accountable for deeds done in the liesh; but when man made the corporate man he did not give to that corporate man a soul, so that if *' the corporation could avoid punish ment here it needn't worry about the hereafter, nnd then the man-made cor poration was sent out to compete with the God-made man. The Republican party has taken the side of the man made giant.—W. J. Bryan. All a Lis. Secretary Long In his recent Bos ton address said: "Labor was never so well rewarded." Whereupon the Omaha Nonconformist joins issue: "Labor was never so well rewarded, wasn't it? In some cases wages have been advanced 10 per cent, but in oth ers there has been no advance. Coal miners are still on the verge of starva tion and garment makers are on the ragged edge of despair. Strikes have been numerous, laborers have been confined in loathsome bull pens and m tortured Into insanity and death. All this time the cost of living has been*' constantly increasing and an advance of wages of 10 per cent has been met with a 25 per cent Increase In the price of necessaries. The wages of 1894-5-6 would buy more needed com modities than the wages of 1900." The Cubnn Scandal.. In Its variegated history the present administration has been called upon to face scandals, the outgrowth of it 3 political corruption, more than once, but never before has it encountered a situation of the kind to cause it as ® much direct concern and alarm as that created by the carpet-baggers' loot of the Cuban treasury. The panic is so acute in the white house that word has been passed all along the machine newspaper line, asking friendly edit ors to suppress ths scandal as much as possible, not to feature it, and to min imize it editorially. The effects of ths disclosure.: on the fortunes of the party In power and on the candidacy of Mr. M :Klnley are keenly feared.— Washington Times. Right wrongs no man.