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THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
PERSONAL, AND POLITICAL.
Physicians attending James Hack
ett. the netijr, who is ill at Cincinnati,
have decreed that he must retire from
the stage for a month.
On the "8th a cablegram was re
ceived at the war department, from
Gen. MacArthur, telling in a succinct
way the history of Aguinaldo’s cap
ture, gives all credit for the brilliant
exploit to Gen. Funston, whose re
ward it suggests should be that of a
brigadier general in the regular
army* and finally closes with an ex
pression of confidence in the speedy
cessation of hostilities throughout
tlie Philippine archipelago as a result
of the capture.
On the 28th George W. Thatcher, a
claim agent, was taken into custody
by the police at Dayton, O.. on the
charge of forgery. It is charged that
lie forged a note amounting to $82,000
with the name of the late P. P. Mast,
a. millionaire manufacturer of Spring
field, O.
On the 29tli the London morning
papers publisned long telegrams de
scribing the capture of Aguinnldo,
with sketches of the insurgent lead
er's career and editorials congratulat
ing the United States upon the suc
cess of Gen. Funston's brilliant ruse.
All recognize that he risked his life
in -the attempt, and all express the
opinion that the capture*will have a
great effect in shortening the Filipino
resistance.
Capt. .T. H. Dayton, who has been on
special duty in the bureau of naviga
tion for some time past, lias been or
dered to command the Chicago, the
flagship of 1 lie South Atlantic squajL
ron. relieving Capt: ('. H. Rockwell,
ordered home an waiting- orders;
On the 29th Rev. .1. \Y. Morris, of
Kalispci. Mont., was chosen president
of the Montana Wesleyan university
at Helena. Mont., to. succeed .1 he late
Thomas Van Spry. There were live
candidates for 1 he place.
On the 29th D. J>. Hanna, son of
Senator Hanna, denied the report
that the recent conference between
his father and J. I’. Morgan in New
York was for the purpose of placing
the vessel and mining properties of
the 1'nited States Steel ('neporation
under the management of the firm of
M. A. Hanna & Co.
Gov. Toole of Montana and Mayor
1'<Iwards of Helena’itaVe formally ex
tended invitations to President Mc
Kinley to slop off at Helena during
his forthcoming western (rip.
On the 29th Maurice Barrymore, the
actor, was taken to the insane pa
vilion of Bellevue hospital, in^Xew
York, by his son John Barrymore, lie
went to the hospital willingly. He
had nothing at all to say. and acted
like a man who was dazed. John Bar
rymore told Die doctor that his fa
ther's real name is Blyo, and that, he
was horn in the Fast Indies about 50
years ago.
MISCELLANEOUS.
On 1 he 2('»ih the I'nion I’acitie rail
toad Co. paid into the Nebraska stale
treasury i?10,000 as a fee for its
4amended arlieles of incorporation,
aled with the secretary of state, in
creasing1 its capital stock $1,000,000.
St. Petersburg dispatches tell of
the spread of disaffection, especially
at Odessa,where 100 arrests have been
made; at Riga, where '100 persons are
in custody,and at KieiT. KliarkofT, Her
pat, Tomsk and Moscow, where high
officials arc involved.
On the 2Sth, at Kansas City*, Mo.,
W'ni. PeardrufT.aged 20 years, pleaded
guilty to stealing $11,100 worth of dia
monds from his employers, Edwards
& Silane, wholesale jewelers, and was
sentenced to two years in the peni
tential'. Deardruft's father, with
tears streaming down his cheeks,
pleaded for his son. The elder. Ilear
drnff is n Kansas City (Kas.) jeweler,
and the hoy had previously borne a
good reputation.
On the listh the Pike’s Peak cog
road opened for (lie season. There
was a great deal of snow on 1 he
mountain, but the track was compar
atively clear. Daily trains are run
to the summit.
A dispatch fromSalorjlea announces
that nine men were scalded to death,
on the 28th, by the bursting of a
steam pipe on die Turkish torpedo
boat Slieliab.
IV. I.. Stow A Co., brokers of New
York city, announce that they have
bought the control of the Mexican
Central railroad for important inter
ests in the southwest. They decline
to give, the names of their principals.
.On the 29th the directors of the Cal
umet and Heola Mining Co., at a meet
ing in Boston, declared a dividend of
$15 per share. The last dividend de
clared was $20.
On the 20th a seat on the New York
stock exchange was -sold for $55,000,
which is $2,500 more than the highest
i price previously paid.
On the 29th Joseph A. Conlon, the
New York post otliee clerk arrested
in Sun Francisco, recently, on the
charge of stealing $4.1,000 in regis
\ teerd mail in that city, was sen
tenced to four years’ uaat isoniaent
Aft Sing Sing. >
The statement of the treasury nal
ances in the general fund, issued on
the 29th, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve in the division redemp
tion, showed: Available cash balance,
$155,162,406; gold, $97,836,468.
On the 291 h J!. <i. Dun & Co. report
ed: “Failures for the week numbered
206 in the United States, against 203
for the corresponding week last year,
and 29 in Canada, against 33 last
year.”
CONDENSED TELEGRAMS.
A dispatch from Manila, on the 31st,
said: “Interest in the capture and
fate of Aguinaldo is wellnigh over
shadowed in Manila by sensational de
velopments, present and prospective,
of frauds in the commissary depart
ment. How widely these extend has
not yet been ascertained, but enough
is already known to justify the belief
that they are far-reaching.” Advices
from /V.isliingtou of 1 he same date
cay that nothing on the subject had
beep; reported to the government.
The president, on the 30tli, an
nounced the . Louisiana Purchase
world’s fair-commission as follows:
Kx-Sentators Thurston, of Nebraska;
I Carter, of Montana;' Lindsay, of Ken
tucky, and McBride, of Oregon; ex
Represeutatives Allen, of Mississippi,
and Martin H. Glynn, of New York;
P. D. Scott, of Arkansas ;John F. Mil
ler,* of Indiana, and F. A. Betts, of
Connecticut. Joseph Flory, of Mis
■souri, will, probably be chosen secre
tary.
At seven o'clock, "on t he morning of
the 31st, a fire was ^discovered in the
sail room of the United States gun
boat Petrel. Lieutenant-Commando."
Jesse Mims Roper commanding, lying
at Cavite, P. I. In attempts to extin
guish the flames and efforts to safe
the imperilled,Lieutenant-Commander
Roper lost his life, and many of his
crew were seriously overeom ■.
The president, on the evening of
the_ 30th, announced the promotion of
Gen. Fred Funston 1o be brigadier
general in the regular army, in rec
ognition of his gallant service in the
capture of Aguinaldo. He also an
nounced the promotion of Brig.-Gen.
Lloyd Wheaton to be major-general,
ind Col. Jacob Smith to be brigadier
'enernl.
Andrew Cnrnegie.has offered to give
®\ 30.009 tcLtl’.c. ni PontbcxUI, Or ?.,
for a free public libi/ry building-, pro
vided the eitv will, guarantee a .site
and an annual income sufficient for its
maintenance. 'The Portland Library
association row has a building- and li
brary-' valued at ’S3G0,0(.0, and the nvc
will probable be consolidated.
The St. Petersburg N'ovosti, unlike
most Kussian journals, professes to
see* no occasion for rivalry between
Great Britain and UuSsia for China.
“The . legend of Anglo-Itussian enmi
ty,” it says, ‘ rests upon a. crude mis
understanding. Kussia’s natural
spheres do not touch England’s in the
’.'anctse vallev.”
For Ihe first time in the history of
Havana the month of April began
without a single case of yellow fever
in the city. Maj. W. C. tiorgas, chief
sanitary officer, is confident 1liar, with
the sanitary measures now being in
forced and the valuable information
gained during the recent investiga
tions of the yellow fC'Cr commission,
there will be but few eases during the
coming season.
A heavy snowstorm prevailed ail
over Kansas. on the 1st. beginning in
the western part of the state in the
morning and traveling east. At
Burlington, the heaviest fall of the
winter -v.as reported. General good
to wheat will doubtless result, but in
the soutneastern corner of the state
damage to peaches is feared.
Hon. I). li. Woodward, assistan*
commissioner general of the United
States at the Paris exposition who, re
turning home last December, broke
his leg on board the steamship St.
I.ouis. has recovered and took passage
on the same ship. <>u the ltd, for Paris
to close up tin' work of the American
commission.
The St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Lokal An/eigor announces tlitu
an examination of tin accounts of the
llussian imperial controller general
shows what are believed to have been
systematic defalcations between the
veal's IMG and 1 sit-*. The sums not
a< counted for nggreg-ate. -M.Ot.iil.OOO
roubles.
decent Filipino surrenders include
Gen. Gon/alcs. 11 officers and !1 men,
with f.*> lilies, at Malabon. anil Pol.
llerrara, three officers and 25 men,
with riiles, at Laguna, and Colonels
Pable, Tecson and Silnil, at Bulucan.
With it view to bringing about a uni
form German orthography u confer
ence will be held in Berlin next sum
mer of experts sent, by each German
state. The conference is chiefly pro
moted by the king ot Wurtemburg.
Herr Carl Laeisz. the chairman of
the board of directors of the Ham
burg-American -steamship line, who
died in Hamburg, March 22, left that
city 1.200,000 marks foi the const ruc
tion of a concert house.
The National City Bank of New
York, on the 2d, exported $500,000 in
gold to 'Europe.
Dr. Schlichter, the \friean traveler
and geographer, died in Berlin on the
1 let,
I
ARKANSAS STATE NEWS,
Fe-deral Officers in Arkansas.
The long-drawn-out contest bo
tween Judge S. F. Stahl, of Fort
Smith, and I!. M. Foreman, of Texar
kana, over the western Arkansas dis
trict marshalship, now filled by the
former, was settled the other day by
the Republican state ventral commit
tee in favor of .Judge Stahl, the vole
standing i!9 to 10. Says a dispatch to
the, St. hovds Globe-Democrat, sent
from Little Koek: The contest was a
nip-an-tnck' affair until Gen. Powell
Clayton arrived. He at once an
nounced in favor of Judge Stahl’s re
appointment, and many of the con
servative members cf the committee
followed the republican leader. Con
siderable feeling was aroused between
the factions, but everything was
patched up aid the incident was
closed by Gen. Clayton and Mr. Fore
man attending a dinber as guests of
Hon.*H. L. Ilenimel.-Gcn- Clayton took
the.stnml he did because he had been
informed at Washington that it was
Gie desire of the president that all
faithful and deserving officials should
be given a second term.
Woman Homed to Dentil.
Mrs. M. I). Lamb, wife of a promi
nent citizen of Lamar, Johnson coun
ty, was burned to death the oGier
day. T4iere was no one present, and'
it is thought she was in a paroxysm
of epilepsy. When she caught fire she
had fallen on the floor and lay long
enough to set lire to the floor in two
places. She had run info every room
in the house, five in all, leaving a trail
of ashes and burning clothing in hey
wake. When found every thread of
her clothing was burned except a
hand of one of her skirts, l uder this
excruciating pian she remained con
scious and lived two hours.
Workiunn Ammiiii! tn Fornnnn,
Says a Pine Fluff item: Finery
Jones is in a critical condition at his:
home, lie works for the Fluff City
I.timber Co.-and was acting foreman.
A new workman, a-siranger, objected
to his dictations and an altercation
ensued. The stranger struck the
young man two.blows on the head
with a monkey wrench, fracturing the
skull at, each blow . *f
Hallies Hurt ti> n Knnana) Horse. '
A horse belonging to .lohtt A. Fry
ant ami hitched lo a sulkey ran away,
dashing down the principal street of
Texarkana. At a corner 1he animal
rail over two baby-carriages, which
contained 1 tie infants of Messrs. ,J. N.
Patterson and I!. McKinney, who
were in charge of negro nurses. The
carriages were demolished and
the babes badly injured.
.Damages for a Bloodhound.
Jn the Jefferson circuit court Cltiei
of Police ('. M. Philpot was awarded
$_.')() for the loss of a bloodhound
which was killed by a train on the
Iron Mountain railway. Mr. I’hilpot
brought suil against he road to re
cover the amount awarded 'lint by
the jury. At the time flic dog was
killed she was on the track, trailing a
criminal.
Murderer Lynched.
Georg e Shivery, ;i houseboat mail at
Pocahontas near I toxic, Lawrence
county, shot and killed John Norris,
the city marshal at 1he former town.
He was taken to lloxie and placed in
jail. Several hours later a mob broke
down the jail doors and dragged
Shivery out. After beating him al
most to death, they hanged him io a
bridge.
It u i I tvii v E in p ro/vementn.
The Cotton licit is expending largt
sums ot money in the betterment ot
the, tracks and roadbed north of Tex
arkana. The heavy grades are being
reduced, the curves straightened and
1he 4.1-pound steel is being replaced
with 73-pound rails. The Cotton Kelt
will soon constrnet a new bridge over
the Red river at Texarkana.
Spun1} tins n Fire.
Fire at Searcy destroyed live dwell
ings. and for awhile threatened to de
stroy the entire business portion of
the town on jeconnt * f the high wind
that was blowing.* The loss will reach
about $<;.ooo.
1'EiireLit S|ii'iti£» Fire.
Fire (lest roved, five building's in th«
resilience .port ion of Eureka Springs.
Thomas .1. Sullivan rind Andrew Mc
Nulty from St. j.ouis, were burned.
The toSs is about'$10,000, partially in
sured. ,
Xpw V. M. C. A. Rooms.
Mr. J. L. Seotield, the new secretary
of the *Y. M. C. V. iii Little Rock, is
promoting a movement for the erec
tion of a large and splendid building
foi V M. C. A. headquarters.
will Serve Four More Veari.
Gen. Powell Clayton, ambassador tc
Mexico, announces that he has p-om
ised to serve four years more as rep
resentative of the United States in
Mexico.
Found Dead in Public square.
A young man named Lewis Pear
sall was found dead in the public
square ut Fayetteville. Ko mark of
violence.was found on his parson*
FREE FROM YELLOW FEVER,
For the Flmt Time Havana Besrint :
April Without a Sin«le Cano
in .the City,
Havana, April a.—For the first time
in the history of Havana the month
of April, begins without a single case
of yellow fever in the city. Maj. \Y.
C. (lorgas, chief sanitary officer, is
confident that, with the sanitary
measures now being inforced and the
valuable information gained during
the recent investigations of the yel
low fever commission, there will oa
but few cases during the coming sea
son. JThe marine hospital service is
also taking precautions .against the
bringing of infection into Havana
from Mexican or other ports. Ur.
fflennon, chief surgeon, has issued or
ders for a quarantine against these
ports beginning April 15. It is thought
that many cases in Havana last year
were brought from Vera Cruz, which
is only two days’ sail from Havana.
Hereafter passengers from Yera Cruz
■"ill be obliged to remain in quaran
tine for llirere days.
Comfortable quarters are being fit
ted up near the immigrant station at
Cabanas. The immigrant station is
used only as temporary quarters for
immigrants who have no employment
on arriving here. Under the old ar
rangement they remained in Havana,
and not being immune, they contract
ed yellow lever and frequently spread
it through the country districts. Im
migrants are now kept isolated until
employment is secured for them, and
then they are shipped direct into the
country. The number of yellow fever
cases in Havana has decreased won
derfully since these precautions were
taken.
A regular quarantine station was
built by the Spaniards at Muriel. It is
considered one of the best in 1he Ma
rine hospital service, and will be re
tained by the United Slates under'the
clause in the I 'la 11 amendment relat
ing to sanitation.
HAZING AT WEST POINT.
Sninmnry of FinttiiiKo of Court of lu
<inlrj— So Action by the Ur- * ‘
pnrtment Necessary.
vf-Vuskiiijf.f on. _\pril 2.—Tlic findings
of the military court of inquiry which
investigated the treatment alleged to
have “been aecqrded to the late Oscar
L. lloo/. a former cadet ;it West
Point Military academy, have been
made public at the war department.
The findings of the military court are
summed up iu a letter written to Sec
retary Boot, which accompanies tlje
report. This letter says:
“The findings of this eourt of in
quiry, which are sustained by the er i
dence, show that the statements,
wliieh led to ihe convening of the
eourt, to the effect that: former Cadet
Oscar L. liooz came to his death by
reason of injuries received by hazing
at the academy were not true. They
show .that, at the time Cadet liooz
was a member of the academy hazing
was prevalent there to a deplorable
extent; that the present officers of
the academy have shown commenda
ble energy, zeal and efficiency in de
tecting and punishing offenses of this
character, and that they greatly de
creased the practice and improved
1he public sentiment among the ca
dets upon the subject.
“The testimony ami findings ofMlie
court were placed in the hands-of the
committee of congress charged- al
about the same time with Ihe. inves
tigation of the subject, and lire' very
efficient and beneficial aetioii of that,
committee, followed by I lie leg isla
tion upon the subject, contained iu
the act of March 2, 1901, renders fur
ther action by the department unnec
essary.”
CHARGES WILL BE PROBED.
The tlinrgcft \ftitiiiMl (.uiiiiiiiNsnry
Oftielnln nml Olhern. In llie
I'llilippilien, to l>e I’robril.
Manila, April The sensational
frauds, in the commissary. depart -
inenl. which were dweloped Sunday
h> the arrest of ( apt. Frederick J.
Harrows, of the Thirteenth volunteer
infantry, quartermaster of the south
1111 department of ( u/011, together
with seven eommissary sergeants,
several civilian elerl-.s. a prominent,
{•overtime1:t contractor, the assistant
manager of the Hotel Uriente, the
proprietors of three of the largest
bakeries in Manila, and a number of
storekeepers and oilier persons will
he probed to the bottom. Orders
have been issued that no guilty man
escape. The number of men impli
cated in the frauds is undetermined,
end high rank will not suffice to
shield delinquents.
Col. Woodruff, the chief commis
sary at. Manila, said that, the irreg
ularities were exaggerated, and that
ihe troops were always well supplied
with stores., Colonels of the return
ing volunteer regiments wrote to
Col. Woodruff, in praise of the com
missary service.
Sir John Stainer Demi. ■■
London. April —Sir .John Stainer,
organist, composer and writer on mu
sical topics, is dead. He was born
in 1840.
PROTECTION AT FAULT
Changing Commercial Conditions
Urisft' About an Awkward Situ
ation for Tariftites.
It begins to took as if the advocates
of a protective tariff were to divide
into opposing camps. The “infant
industries” are now full grown, and
are disposed to devour one another.
They were a happy family as long as
there was enough of the "home mar
ket” to go around, and they waxed
fat, if not cherubic, under the pam
pering. The American people in
dorsed the brand of food and its
wholesale administration, although
certain unpatriotic, impracticable and
objectionable people called atten
tion to the dangers of letting infants
have their own way. Tn obedience to
the warning, the brand of food was
changed a time or two, but the petted
darlings raised such an outcry, that
they not only compelled the foster
parents^ to yield, but also to grant
them an increase of diet to compen
sate for the temporary deprivation.
• Is it not an ironical outcome that
protection’s civil war should break
out during the administration of a
man who has been looked upon as its
high priest? It was really a great
day for the beneficiaries of protection
when McKinley stepped into power.
Ilis selection was taken as an indorse
ment of the protection principle and
as a final disposition of the contro
versy whether individual enterprises
should have the support of the gov
ernment. Hut if the advocates of pro
tection would learn nothing from
maxims at home, they were com
pelled to consult markets when they
went abroad. Their first lesson came
when they discovered that alien peo
ples would only trade on fair terms,
and in no event would they yield all
the profits. Our manufacturers then
began to understand that it takes two
to make a bargain, and, what was
more singular, a trade could actually
result with benefit to both sides!
Hut in compliance with a long
formed habit, our tariff beneficiaries
were disposed to hold on to a good
thing when they had it, and they
adopted another plan in lieu of deal
ing v. ,h nations on fair terms. They
would use the tariffs protecting**fhe
home market as so much bounty, and.
with the atl^antage tints gyinjed. they
would undersell by a good figure,
their competitors abroad. But this
very result is defended by tariff ad
vocates. and is pointed to as a vin
dication of their policy! If the con
sumer here, at the very doors of the
factory, protests that lie has to pay
more for his goods than people across
the sea for the same products after
the cost of export has been added,
he is pronounced unpatriotic and a
hind ever of his country’s great and
beautiful expansion policy.
TTp to the war with Spain the pro
tection advocates stood together, but
that conflict brought about a change
in conditions. As it happened, the
soils of our new possessions were
especially iuli.pted to the raising of
sugar cane and tobacco, two articles
of production which premised to
form two new industries here, to the
glorification of the country and the
“protection of American labor.” The
first shock to the protection theory
was give'll by the 1’orto llican tariff
bill. The sugar trust, the sugar and
tobacco growers, after a fierce con
test. won their jvint in the principle
that the bill embodied. Certain “pro
tectionists,” who voted against the
proposition to levy tariffs on I’orto
Rican goods, reconciled their action
with their old time principle l>y wel
coming the suggestion that I’orto
T’ico was not, after all, a foreign ter
ritory. Their consistency was there
by preserved. lUvt the colonies and
Cuba may be expected to add further
trouble to the protectionists when
syndicates, attracted to them, shall
want the baited States for a market.
The recent edict of Ku..sia added
another disturbing factor to the situ
ation. The managers of the steel
and iron industries have not recov
ered from the blow yet. but they
threaten, in their da/e. ;o go back on
the principle of a lifetime. Shall this
nation, they ask—note tlieir unselfish
ness a!wax.- ."tin the danger of dwnf
ing its foreign trade hist for the sake
of benefiting a few tobacco and sugar
growers and the sugar trust? The
proposition is an outrage! Moreover.
Secretary t age was not the man they
took him for if he could not stretch
the provisions of the law f»>r the gen
eral good. Hut, unfortunately, to
these objectors tire opposed, not the
innocent and helpless consumer of
the “home market.” but a sugar and
tobacco trust or two, which have also
bad the benefits of a long v»*ieriencp
in looking- out for their own inter
ests. Here at last, then, ensues aii
instance ill which patriots and the
flag are arrayed on both sides of the
controversy. Mill they fight it out?
The consumer has no objections.
Wil they compromise on reduced tar
iffs? Ag;y» the consumer will be
benefited.'---Tndianapolj.s Xews (Ind ).
-—Some republicans actually seem
to be afraid rffiit ihe various schemes
for looting 1he treasury may discredit
the party. After that $1,300,000.00')
congress it would not seem that any
thing could discredit the party. it.
ought to be immune-—St, Paul Globa,
IMITATING SPAIN.
American Troop* l!»ed to Keep the
Cnlmn* I nder Complete
Subjection. I
Throe or four years ago, when Wey
Ier introduced his reconcentrado poli
cy into Cuba, Ihe people of the United
States were horror-stricken. The tales
of suffering were at first not believed;
the inhumanity of it all was incredi
ble. But as one after another of
reliable newspaper correspondents
.joined the ranks of those already in
Cuba it became apparent from their
reports that even the sensational
press representatives who had pre
ceded -them had not exaggerated.
They told in awful detail the suffer
ings of those compelled to leave their
farms, already devastated and yielding
but the most meager of crops, and
move.into the already crowded cities,
where absolutely no provision had
been made or could be made for tlieir
reception and care. From privation
bitter enough in their own homes they
were driven to the torture of death by
slow starvation. As stories of cruel
ties added to cruelties came to our
knowledge, indignation wraxed hotter
and hotter until it burst into flame,
and Weyler was driven from Cuba,
shortly to be followed by the Spanish
army.
How sentiment on this subject has
changed! How familiarity with tlia
suffering of others has bred indiffer
ence! That same policy is being prac
ticed in the Philippines to-day by our
own army officers. Tbe latest report
from the island of Marinduque de
clares that “Maj. Smith, commanding
1he American garrisons on the island,
has issued an order requiring all na
tives to live in the five principal towns
where American troops are stationed.
Those natives who continue to live in
1lie country' will be considered insur
gents.”
That is Weyler’* policy, pure and
simple. Try as you may, you can
make nothing else of it. In the as
sertion as made that the inhabitants
of the Philippines favor a “drastic pol
icy” the officers in charge of the re
concentrado operations but add an
other Weyieresque touch to their
work. If will be remembered how
Weyler said that Ihe reconcentrado
policy was ordered a* the request of
i i he C ubans f homseh • ;t Will U.lso bf_
remembered what an unmitigated liar
Weyler was shown to be. Ts it prob
able. then—is it human nature, which
is the same the world over—that these
Filipinos are imploring the American
army officers to drive them from their
homes to starve in the garrison towns?
Is it less of an outrage to inflict such
things on the Filipinos than upon the
Cubans? Is starvation more pleasant
at tiie hands of our soldiers than at
the hands of those of Spain? Is life
less precious in Marinduque than in
Cuba? How comes it that the horrors
of 1807 were potent enough to drive us
to war, while the same course of pro
cedure in 1901 fails to arouse a pro
test?—Utica Observer.
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
——--The tin-can manufacturers have
formed a trust. and after we had been
nurturing them so carefully, too! —
Indianapolis News.
-Senator Hoar's renewed talk
against imperialism would be more
effective if in November last he had
voted as he talked.—St. Louis Bepub
lic.
-President. Harrison showed hi.s
impartial justice by condemning alike
jhh* injustice to the Filipinos and Kng
land's oppression of the liners. Kan
sas City Times.
(twine to the enormous war debt,
and army reorganization expenses,
which have been placed bv the re
publican party upon the sh^hlders of
the taxpayers since Hon. Tliomas B.
Ib cd left Washington to practice law,
the price of Filipinos (ins advanced
considerably lievond his original ■ftrs
tation of two dollars a head.—-Kansas
City Times.
The report conies from Washing
ton that 1 he big American steamship
company chiefly interested in the sub
sidy bill is distributing free passage
tickets to any senator or represent
I at I’ve who intends or can be persuaded
] to make the iourncj to K:trope this
! summer. The 1.111 v. ill be htard i f
again in the next cottgress. Kpring
fiehT (Mass.) Uepttbli -an.
.-There is rettson 10 suspect that
i rtenator Hanna's interest in ihe. sena
torial matter in Nidtraska h not due
soielv to a philanthropic desire to
have the state well represented in the
sepate. There is the ship subsidy
scheme which is coming up again, and
life senator would probably not be
averse to having- support from the Ne
braska contingent in the senate.—In
dianapolis Press.
■-John Sherman, the greatest
financier in the republican parly, re
pudiated the Philippine policy of his
party; Benjamin Harrison, the last
republican president before McKinley,
repudiated the Philippine policy of his
party; Thomas B. Heed, the most dis
tinguished republican out of office,
has repudiated the Philippine policy
of his party. These things might dis
turb the president, but for the fact
that .Mr- Hanna is ever near and keeps
the finger of destiny pointed toward
t.ho ortenti—'The Vemmomsr,

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