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JMIIjr ne n < l Sunday , One Ycnr . 1000
Six Montlu . S' '
Three Months . . . J " >
Bunclsr n e , One Ycnr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 00
Saturday lice , Oni > Year . . . . , . , . o
Weekly Hoc , Ona Year . . . . . . . . . C5
Omaha , Th ne ( > JlulUllnR.
Bouth Omnlm , Slnser Ulk. . Cor. N and JUh Bt .
Council lllnfT" , 1 North Main Street.
Chi en ( to omce , 317 Chninhor of Commerce.
New York , Ilooms 13. II nml 15. Tribune niflK.
Washington , HOT P Street , N. W.
conniisroNur.NOK :
All communications milling to IK-WR. nnd edi
torial matter nhouM lie Rildrenscd ! To the IMItcr.
All liu lncB letters nnd remHlnnrei ultouM lie
addressed to The J ) e ItiWl Hlnn Company ,
Omnlm. Draft * , cheeks nnd poslofllco orders to
b mndo nnynMe to the unler nf tiw cointmnv.
Titn uin I'onLisiUNO COMI'AKV.
or cmcm.ATie N .
OTOIRO It. TzRdmck , secretary of The Hep rufo-
Unhlng rompnny , } > f\ag \ duly nwoni , wiyn thnt the
ncttial number of full nnd complete cnnlcn ot the
Dally Mernlnp , ISvonlnir nnd Sunday Ufo printed
the month nf February , 1S98 , was n fol-
1 . , 1S.KD . uir
2 , , . , . , in.'iao 17) ) . M.fi'JT
3 . 18,083
4 , . . . . JB.1H
C . IS.Zir
2t. . . , 18,205
7. , . 18ir,2 22 19.153
8 . 18,187 23 10.100
9 . 19,190 21 is.wa
10 . , . 1R.075 2" , , . . 38,1111)
11 . 18.117 SO 17.8SI
12 . isnt 57 17,187
13 . 17.031 88 18,010
14 . JROV 20 18.010
13 . 18.686 '
Totnl . 831.4TO
Le i deductions for > unsold nnd rcliirnca
cnplca . . . . . "i. " ' '
Net sales . . . , IiHM2
Net dally average. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.100
Snorn lo heforc mo nnd sulmrrlhcd In my proa-
cnco this "d day of Mnrch , ItoST
( Sent. ) N. 1TOIU Notary Public.
Why not n fnroritc daughter from
Colonulo ?
Tlioro are no MoKlnloy chilis In Town
nnd no AlllHon clubs lu Ohio. In Rome
states , state pride couuta for sometlilug.
\Vliy seek void lu Alnska when mil
lions arc to be inniln or lost In Cripple
Creek mining stocks without putting a
shovel Into the ground chiefly lost ?
A small dose of Toiji Reed parlia
mentary practice might help the Ken
tucky legislature to secure n quorum for
the purpose of arriving at a choice for
United States senator.
The .Spanish forces In Cuba Boom to
be fn danger of falling Into the same
error as some of our notorious pugilists
they win most of their battles fighting
With their jaws or with their pens.
China Is compelled to sell Its 5 per
cent bonds at 94 and tic up Its cus
toms revenues as security In the bar
gain. There Is a decided difference be
tween the credit of China and the credit
of the "United States.
Money Invested In legitimate Irriga
tion projects lu Nebraska Is sure to be
profitably Invested. Semi-arid lands
that can be reclaimed by Irrigation can
bo made as productive is the most fer
tile soil in the country.
V Tlie peculiar combination of : circunv
stances from which Mr. Dupout of Dclit
ware xecured his credentials as Uuitec
States senator Is only equaled by the
peculiar combination of circumstances
that prevents any one from securing
senatorial credentials from 1hc present
Kentucky legislature.
The republican national convention
and the populist national convention and
the- free silver national convention arc
all to meet , not only In the same city
l ut in the same hall. Fortunately thej
nro to meet one after the other and uol
simultaneously , or there might be a , po
lltlcal mixture out of which almost anj
kind of a mongrel ticket might arise.
Agents of fire insurance companies
doing business In tills city have nskei
for a chance to be heard before tlu
committee appointed l'y the Iletal
Dealers association to secure a rcduc
tlon of rates. Their request should 1 > <
granted. Let them explain why tin
rates paid by a certain merchant In thl :
city were advanced 100 per cent in foui
There arc thousands of Nebraskani
who will be' pleased to lehrn that Gen
-crul John M. Tlinyer's condition is 1m
proving and thnt there is hope of hi
recovery. General Thaycr is one o
Nebraska's Old Guard , whose number
nro gradually diminishing. His din
tlugulshcd and brilliant career in ter
rltorlal and early statehood days is 4
part of Nebraska's history.
The master plumbers of this clt ;
will soon petition the council I
pass an ordinance In tlielr behali
They will nsk that only practical
trained plumbers be appointed to in
Bpect their work , nnd all public worl
where their craftsmen -are employed
They will also nsk a revision of reguln
tloiiH governing plumbing work to com
port with modern ideas of the bushiest
Tliolr suggestions will be entitled t
duo consideration at the hands of tli
And now the southsltlcrs como foi
ward with a proposition to locate th
TntnsinlssUi.slppI exposition lu und nea
lllvcrvlow park. Their claims will I
time of course warrant due couslder i
tlou , but they should bo made awar
of tiie fact that the- question of locatio
is purely a matter of the future an
thnt their energies can now best be cj
pentled in endeavors to secure the ci
doreemenj of congress , without whle
an exposition Is ufimly out of the quei
tlon. Local tvi for location ougl
to bo frowned down.
The city attorney has announced
policy with respect to damage suit
against the city that will be generall
conyneudud if impartially adhered t <
Corporations having franchises for tli
USD of the streets have not as a rule bcc
careful to replace- broken pavemenl
and sidewalks when removed by then
That they und all others who similar !
offend have u direct responsibility 1
the city goes without saying , and If tl
law department can catch th u on tl
ground of primary negligence , c
any- other ground when personal Ii
jury milts are brought against the clt ,
it ought to bo daiio.
"IT ymi wish Ho Interest dm people of
the south today , tnlk to them of ( ho
resources nnd development of their sec
tion. Once they enjoyed more the plo-
qtiont words of the political orator , but
now the plain business proKotitntlon of
questions connected with material
growth finds the most attentive listen
ers. "
Thus wrote Secretary of the Interior
Iloke Smith In the North American He-
view two years ago , when the Atlanta
exposition pioject was about to "be
launched upon the country. It may be
truthfully asserted' with equal force
that questions affecting material
growth and prosperity awaken n greater
Interest among ( he people of the west
nnd more particularly among the people
of this city and state than the most
eloquent 'oratory of ambitions politi
cian B.
The fierce conteirtlou which has boon
precipitated over the selection of a
delegation to the republican national
convention Js In many respects very
Inopportune and unfortunate. It goes
without saying that nny man nominated
by the republican national convention is
certain to receive the undivided suppoit
of the party , and lila election is n fore
gone conclusion. A republican presi
dent , whether ids name bo MeKlnley ,
Heed , Allison , Cullom , Morton or Mnn-
derson , may u relied upon to sign any
tariff bill thnt shall be enacted by a
republican congress. MeKlnlcy could
do no more Heed , Allison , Cullonv or
any other president could do no less.
It is a matter of litstory that .Tames G.
Illalne was opposed to the McKinley
tariff bill , as enacted by congress , but
lie would have approved it as president
just as readily as did Benjamin Har
The people of this city and state have
much more at stake In securing legisla
tion favorable to several Important
projects nnd measures from the pres
ent session x > f congress than they have
In the pejsonnel of the republican
national ticket. McKinley can not
make th6 country more prosperous than
nny other republican president. Mc-
Iviuley has publicly assured the friends
of other candidates that he will tlilnk
no less of them for their ambitious or
their states for casting their votes for
their own favorite sons in .preference to
the 'favorite son of Ohio. On the other
lutnd , we can not overlook the fact that
the friends of Kccd and Allison almost
absolutely control the legislation of the
present congress. They do not expect
or ask Nebraska to desert Its own can
didate for them , but they can scarcely
be expected to extend special favors to
Nebraska" " if It deserts Its own candi
date for any oilier man.
The plain business presentation ot'the
pending issue therefore Is , Shall we
jeopardize the material welfare of Ne
braska and the most promising projects
for the restoration of better trade-condi
tions for the sake of political sentiment
or personal glorification ? In this
respect , we are confronted with a condi
tion , and not a theory. We have al
ready accepted favors at the hands of
our next-door neighbor , low n , and de
pend upon Its good will for further
help. In the national house of repre
sentatives the fate of measures In
which we are vitally concerned rests
absolutely with the speaker. Can we
afford to sacrifice everything we have
at stake to make hay for politicians
who in thejr anxiety for prospective
federal employment are willing to go to
any length ?
_ The question of regulating the liquor
traflic in New York has been a dis
turbing nnd perplexing' tjo the politi
cal parties and promises to continue
so. The existing law provides for local
excise boards and licenses" . This sys
tem and the low licenses exacted from
liquor dealers has placed Nejv York
in the -unenviable position ofhaving
a greater number of saloons in proportion
tion to population than any other state.
Last year the republican party came
back Into power In Now York with the
Implied pledge to enact legislation for
the restriction and better regulation of
the traflic. In his message to the pres
ent .legislature Governor Morton pointed
out the defects of the existing law and
recommended that a law be formu-
j lated which should , as far as practica
ble , embody the best features of the
liquor laws In the various states , with
a consistent reduction of the number
of saloons in New York.
It Is In response to this that a bill
lias this week passed the legislature
and awaits the action of the governor ,
which action , It Is believed , will have
an Important Influence In determining
the political results In the Empire state
this year. This measure makes a radi
cal'change. . It abolishes all local excise
boards nnd in their place creates a
state liquor ta department , which is
to Issue , instead of licenses , liquor tax
certificates. The tax is considerably
higher than the present license fee. The
liquor Interest is of course opposed tc
the measure and the democrats In the
legislature have unitedly antagonized
It , but it has also received strong re
publican opposition. The republican papers -
pers in New York city , with n single
exception , and In other cities of the
state , have persistently nnd carnestlj
urged the defeat of this bill on tlu
grounds tlmf violates the principle
of homo rule nnd would be Imrsh nnd
unjust In its operation. Some of tltcsi
papers denounce it as a machine ; meas
ure and It certainly provides for a large
amount of political patiouagu.
In order to be consistent with his rcc
ommendatlnn lo the legislature Gov
ernor Morton must approve the bill
On the other hand , If he considers hit
Intel osts us candidate for iho pi'esl
dontlal nomination , ho may conchuh
that it is expedient to disapprove It
Hut either way it would seem Is llkelj
to result to his Injury. He mny get tin
delegation from New York whether hi
Hlgn the hill or veto it , though this Ii
by no means to bo regarded as cer
tain , but in any event his action maj
Jpopardlzo ids elmnecs of carrying tin
state as a presidential candidate , li
one case the republican xllquor voti
would be cast against htm and in tin
othur ho would Jose the votes of uuiu ;
\Vlio T > ellcvc there Is nu urgent demand
for excise reform.
It looks very much ns If this legisla
tion mny prove damaging to the re
publicans of New York In this year's
elections , though , In vleV of their great
majorities during the last two years
they ought fo again carry Hie state
next November.
The 1'ostoiricp department' last sumner -
nor Instituted a py system upon the
letter carriers lu the 'larger cities of
Hie country. In his annual report the
postmaster general commended this
[ lau of ascertaining whether the car
riers were paying strict attention to
their duties and conforming to the reg-
ultmtlons nf the department , claiming
thnt It was justified by the , results , but
the espionage was "very Irritating to
the objects of it nnd they will rejoice
nt the action of the "house of represen
tatives In putting nn end to the sys
tem by refusing to make an appropria
tion for Its continuance. "NVe tlilnk this
ictlon will be generally approved , for
while the amount of money required
for keeping up the spy system would
not be very large , the principle Involved
Is repugnant to American Ideas , tin-
luestlonably there arc among the thou
sands of letter' carriers In the United
States some who have "not n very high
sense of duty nnd who are not at nil
times conscientious In conforming to
the regulations. It would be most ex
traordinary if this were not the case ,
Iwt such men constitute a very small
minority nnd taken ns a whole the let
ter carriers of Die country compare fa
vorably in fidelity to duty nnd general
trustworthiness with nny other em
ployes of the government. They arc n
hard-working , reputable class of men
and to subject them to n system of es
pionage Is an unwarranted reflection
upon their Integrity nnd their faithful
ness. After the signal rebuke of the
spy system by the house It safe to say
It will never again be attempted , either
by the present or any succeeding ad
ministration of : the ' rostofllce depart
There appears to be little probability
of nny action nt the present session of
congress on the pooling bill , which is
now In the hands of the committee on
interstate and foreign commerce. This
measure was prepared by .Tudge Tvnapp
of the Interstate Commerce commission
nnd received the indorsement of a nuin- "
her of experts. It was referred to a
subcommittee of the house committee
on interstate and foreign commerce ,
which seems to have done little to se
cure action on the bill , the reason for
inaction 'being explained by the sug
gestion that there is too much presi
dential politics in congress. A Wash
ington correspondent says : "This Influ
ence operates not In the house alone ,
where the friends of Speaker Kccd and
of Major McKinley are watching ; each
other like two professionals at "Monte
Carlo , nut in the senate jilso , where
there are a half dozen presidential pos
sibilities. " It is thought possible that
Speaker Reed will decide to let the
bill through the house after life appro
priation bills arc out of the way and
lie is waiting for the senate to act upon
them , but this will be too late lor its
consideration In the senate during the
session , probably too late even for its
consideration In committee.
It Is said thnt the chief influence
which seems to be arrayed' ' against the
present bill Is that of the large ship
pers , due to the fact that the existing
system .affords the opportunity for se
cret rebates in their favor , which would
be done nway with under the operation
of the proposed measure. There may
be something in tills , though it has been
the understanding that the large ship
pers were not hostile to legal pooling
under the supervision of the Interstate
commerce commission and that the op
position to changing the law was from
the small shippers , who apprehend that
if pooling were allowed it would re
sult In higher rates and that they would
not fare as well as now. Of course the
small shippers know that they pay more
than the large shippers under existing
conditions , but they doubt whether pqol-
Ing would establish a uniform equality
of rights for all shippers , as Its ad
vocates assert would be the case. The
railroads seem to dp nothing In behalf
of the bill , but they are not called upon
to do anything , since everybody in con
gress knows that they are favorable
to any measure that will legalize pool
Last year's Colorado special tourist
rates have already bqen reaffirmed by
the Western Passenger association and
j this doubtless means another season of
heavy tourist tralllc. It Is perhaps per
fectly legitimate fpr the railroads to en
courage ami stimulate tills' lujslncss , not
withstanding the fact that It inures
largely to the benefit of a particular
part of the country which they traverse.
While about it , however , it would be no
more than fair to give more liberal stop
over privileges to passengers who travel
oil these , tourlt\8' \ } excursions. Many of
the visitors fi'om the cast would bo glad
to stop at intermediate points , particu
larly at Omaha , If the opportunity were
probented without Involving a forfeiture
of their special railroad rates. The stopover -
over privilege , moreover , would l o so
much more oC an attraction to passen
gers and redound In the long run to the
pecuniary advantage of the railroads.
IMs always gratifying to know thnt
the credit of this city Is gllt-cdgcd. The
report has gonu abroad that the city
proposes to refund $300,000 of Improve
ment bonds this year. Already offers
linvo been received from New , Yorl
bankers of1 % per cent on njl such bonds
that may be Issued * , .lust what prc
mlums can bo realized upon the sale
If made is not known , but will ol
course net a considerable ! sum , Omalin
has always paid its debts and the In
tcrcht thereon promptly , and its EC
curltles tire consequently sought after
A suggestion was made at the meet
lug of the Hctall Dealers assoclatloi
that a well-organized lire patrol \vouli
bo of great service both to merchant
and Insurance companies. There Is no
doubt of it i'ho Bee has shown re
pentod v the , bouoIUs of such nu oV-
pnnbHUlait.'thilot IK'dell hnh wild flint
le was surprised when lie canto here to
earn that Omaha was without a flro
mtrol or ifaMige corps. Much money
tnd proportjni fasted by damage from
vnter couhLl > ythnt inonm be saved.
Chief of qwu-ctlvcs Cox hrm been
iresented w4th- largo , luminous * nnd
astlng tosUiJVjnlal for Ids work In be-
inlf of tlicrfraCorin" police commission
till before Nil'lnst ' legislature , In the
hnpe of eirgWssert resolutions pnswl
> y three local-lodges of the order , and
Inly attested \jlth ; their seals nnd the
Ignntures n/jjtjielr officers. So long as
he fnmousi9hjth ) is permitted to gaze
u admiration fit this handsome tribute
o his labors ns a lobbyist , he will not
care whether he can see the sign of nny
gnnie or not. The game of political
ircfcrmoht With nil Incidental salary at-
ached overshadows the game of catch-
rttf criminate as the sun overshadows
he rushlight.
The Italians who are leaving Italy In
rdcr to evade military service In Africa
nay be in all other respects most ex-
mplary citizens. It tnkos n pretty
trong patriotism for a man to enlist
s a soldier for u foreign war In a couu-
ry where the climate Is almost as
leadly ns the enemy.
e Arbitration.
ChlcuRO Trlliunc ,
.Arbitration lias been sugRcstcd to heal llio
llfferenco between King Humbert and Km-
icror Menclck. This hardly seems neces
sary now that the chlot difference , the Itnl-
an army , has been wiped out.
1'iitltiiK Anlric Temptation.
New York Sun.
The Hon. Joseph Slbley of Pennsylvania
pauses lo remark that ho Is not seeking the
residency. No , but the presidency Is scek-
ng him with fervor nnd passion , and ho mny
have great difficulty In eluding It.
AtwI < ct Simiii llnnr.
Chlcnpo Tribune.
The Ministerial' association , of Youngs-
own , O. , has administered a withering rc-
nike to Spain by refusing to eat onions at n
lanquot because they were Spanish. Each
member Is an American , with not a breath
of Spain. _ _
Cleveland nn n Drntrliipr Cnril.
Minneapolis Tribune.
It was expected that the presence of Presi
dent Cleveland at the Presbyterian mass
neetlng In New Yortc would boom the col-
ectlons and enable the board of home mls-
; ion to raise enoucli money to pay oft their
ndcbtedness of about S200.000. The disap
pointment was great , therefore , when It was
'ound the collections amounted only to ? 5,600 ,
mostly In pledges , and that the subscrip
tions received since the mcetlnc have
wrought , the amount up to only about $7,000.
It is evident that the president was not as
popular and drawing a pard as It was ex
pected he would be.
SoiintiirhI'I51octlm ' ScnmlalH.
IfansUs City Star.
There are so "frnvrly substantial reasons why
the method offeTeiMng "United States senators
should be charlg&a that U seems llko a waste
of tlmo to Invoke I'tthera. But the disgraceful
cLrcumstancesH ilcn hare followed each other
n the KaitucKjr'ctfntest cannot fall to array
; hBmsolves before the minds of thoughtful
men as ovcr hVlrnJng evidences of the dan-
; ers of a vlcfoW'system ' , If the people"
Kentucky ha4"'betni permitted to vtte for
senator last faVf ; a $ they voted for governor ,
all tlieso demdrallzlng episode's would have
been averted , ' 'arVdJfhe state would have been
represented In''th3 senate ot the next con
gress by a manfjV-oVthy 'gf the honor.
' New fork Tribune.
JB larfa 'comhitjfcaaljle 'irUfciao" Vhlfch Mr.
Chandlen beguff against wastefulness and
extravagance la * the United States senate.
In hlo letter to the committees which resu-
late the expenses of that body Mr. Chandler
shows that the ratio of employes to senators
Is about four to one , at an annual cost to
the government of nearly $500,000 , for which
the public sarvlco receives no ' equivalent
benefit , and ho makes an enrnct plea for
economy and reform. The abuse Is ot long
standing , and whllo an occasional spasm of
economy has struck the senate , the tendency
has been constantly toward Increasing ex
penditures of the public monoy. In these
days ot treaVury deficits and bond sales to
pay the .running expenses of the government
the senate would do well to set an example
to other departments by a Judicious use of
the pruning knife.
Dark CliinitiTH In ( lie HiHtory of the
American Speculative Variety.
Oilcnuo Tlmcs-IIeraJd.
There Is no more shameful passage In
American history than that which concerns
our railroads and their management. Chailcs
Francis Adams , In his hook , "A Chapter of
Erie , " describes one part ot It , nnd the
icwspapers almost dally recount others. It
Is a record of fraud , rascality and -chicane ,
which In any other country than this would
have lauded the guilty managers of a dozen
of our foremost railways In the state's
irlson , millionaires though they were. As it
s , many of these have lived and died without
molting a feather of their respectability ,
.eavlng enormous fortunes behind ,
Take the history of the "Erie railway from
Its beginning , In the far ' 30s , to the
piesent tlmo. It has never drawn an honest
breath. It has been the foot ball ot Wall
street and has gone through more extra
ordinary adventures and vicissitudes ot
fortune than could bo imagined even In the
dreams of the voidest novelist. The South
sea bubble Is nowhere in the comparison.
Its stock once ran up as high as 125 , and a
few years later was t % . Vanderbllt , Drew ,
risk and Gould have been Its heroes , and
each in turn took a fortune out ot It , leav
ing the stockholders to gaze at a. receding
balance. .
The Atlantic & Great Western , now called
the Nypan ? , was another fancy road that took
millions from Us unsuspecting victims. In
Ita origin it was to commence somewhere and
go everywhere. As a matter of fact , It did
commence somewhere let us say at Sala
manca , In New York but It ended nowhere ,
Nevertheless , It landed millions of dollars Into
the pockets of Its promoters. Then there
\\ua the Reading. Has there ever boon such
a. Dick Turpln cf a romance In. the railroad
business since railroads began ? And yet to
day it seems BO plausible' that there are people -
plo wilting to risk their money In its stock !
Ilut the crowding achievement In railroad
piracy was the ' ' ' 'iWabash system" as organ
ized by Jay OculdJ and his confederates In
1879 or 1880.pjliat -was the masterpiece in
railway adventure.and while it resulted1 In
Immeuaa fortunes id its American promoters ,
It Is eald that tile cottages and tenements of
thousands cf wtddtra , orphans and small in
vestors both in England and America may
now be papcredrfvlUi Us certificates of etocku
and bonds ; i
The great mlflchlof # t our railway manage
ment ia that UterotU no public superintend
ence , with no means ot getting at the true
facts concernlnailt.if '
The government may eend an examiner
Into every national bank in the land and
thus protect shareholders and depositors
alike , nnd It onptrt to have equal power to
protect the BHSroholder and bondholder of
railroads. Until thkt can be brought about
there is no protection to Invcjtwa or the
people , for the officers and management or
our railroads are a law unto themselves.
Vr'hllo U In true Hint Ilmllnl 1ms promised
to tiupply the Italian commamlpr-ln-chl t In
Abytslnla with nil ( ho reinforcements needed
for a ylgoroua prosecution ot the v nr , den-
ernl Daldlssern Is Identified with a more
moderate policy of rnlonlnl expansion In
Africa than Vvns his brnve 'but ' rather Jaunty
predecessor. The withdrawal of the. Italian
garrison from Knrsnln nnd the ronccntratlrtn
of the nrmy tinder llntillsnora In the cdm-
pnratlvely narrow npnce Included In the
strategic trlanglt of which Mnssownh , Keren
nnd Asmara form tlio three cornets Indicate
a considerable reduction ot the ambitious
plans tit Italy In that quarter ot the globe.
Any success , however slight , that should bo
gained by General Haldlfsent over the forces
bf Metiolek would probably bd considered n
sufficient vindication ut Italy's rolled military
prestige and might lead to the treaty ot
pence which the Abyssinian monarch Becms
< ) iiUo ntixtolts to ( ( include. Ntitn'lthstnndlng
the vnporlngs tit the 'megalomaniacs nt ttomo ,
It Is fair to presume thnt the Rudlnl min
istry will pursue n coneorvntlve policy , with
n view to freeing Italy from her costly for
eign entanglements nnd Initiating those re
trenchments In her finances nnd reforms In
her administration ot which she stands in
such illro need ,
The prospect ot Great Britain's evacuation
ot Kgypt grows wonderfully less nfttr n
perusal of the nrmy estimates ot Lord X..ihs-
downc , secretary of state for war , for 1896.
This ofllclal slates that In view ot recent
events It will be Impossible to reduce the
strength ot the Egyptian gawlson during
the year , which means that Great Britain fro-
poses to hold on there tenaciously , not bo-
cnuse nny recent events hnve rendered It
particularly necessary nnd advisable that
she should , but because It best suits her
purposes. And ns it always will suit Great
Britain's purposes t& hold on to Cgypt , the
chances ot her evacuation become more re
mote with the rounding out of each addi
tional year. Franco , which Is the nation
most concerned In the matter outside of
England herself , Is powerless to do anything
In the promises. England Is left the sole
Judge ns to when her occupation can bo
appropriately brought to an end , nnd she
may be depended upon to defer this to a
tlmo far In the remote future.
* *
When , by bringing the rich province of
Manchuria within the sphere of "her In
fluence , Uussla , under her new czar. In
augurated the aggressive foreign policy ,
which has culminated In such a remaik-
ablc series of diplomatic triumphs , nil Eng
land was up In arms : the government was
urged to' take Immediate action , securities
fell , nnd a genuine war scare was the re
sult. Then came the depressing conscious
ness that protests were of little avail. The
lion had been caught napping. Prince Lo-
bar.ofT had the ejnpcror of Germany on his
side. The English saw that a fatal blun
der had been made , and when the next
great rhovo In the diplomatic game was
announced , the revival of the obnoxious
treaty of Unklar-Skelessi , the situation was
accepted with gloomy resignation. Hussla
Is now apparently tree to work out her
" " lines bhe
"manifest destiny" on whatever
may deem best , and Prince Lobanoff Is
evidently bent on making hay while the
sun shines. Corea Is fast going the way
of Manchuria , Turkey and Bulgaria. With
this bone of contention In the bear's claw ,
the mikado will have good reason to ask
htir.selt why ho over undertook the recent
war. But it Is In her splendid prospacts
and magnificent possibilities as a rising
naval power. In the Mediterranean as on
the Pacific , that Russia has gained her
most signal triumph. When In 1870-1 Alex
ander II took advantage ot the Franco-
Prussian war and the English difficulties
over the Alabama claims to repudiate the
treaty of Paris and convert the Black sea
.Into . a Russian lake he laid the ground
work for Russia's present policy. It has
taken her twenty-five years to crown the
work. With Turkey In her tolls today she
virtually controls the long-wlshed-for gate
way to the Mediterranean as certainly as
England holds the Suez canal. No Rus
sian war ship may plough 1he waters of
the Bosphorus. English supremacy In the
.Mpdlterranean Is none the lesst a forlorri
* *
The Japanese government , It Is said , has
resolved to undertake a scheme of naval de
velopment 'which will require seven years for
completion. During that time the sum to
bo expended on building and arming men-
of-war Is 81,000,000 yen In round numbers ,
and 14,000,000 will be devoted to the con
struction of docks and various edifices neces
sary for the needs ot the greatly Increased
navy. These figures are Independent of ap
propriations on account of vessels already
jrdered abroad , amcug which are two llne-of-
battle ships of over 12,000 tons each , which
will probably be ready for sea in the course
of a year. The reported Intention Is to place
the country In possession ot a navy which. In
point of displacement (200,000 ( tons ) , shall
bo more than equal to the combined squad
rons of Great Britain , Russia , France , Ger
many , and the "United States aggregating
188,000 tons new on the Pacific station , and
\ > hlch shall include at least slx-llne-of-battlo
ships far more powerful than any vessel now
flying a foreign flag In Japanese waters.
* * *
It has been asserted since Italy's troubles
reached such an acute stage that she would
now find herself without a friend In Europe.
And yet her condition is not likely to be
one of complete Isolation. It was with
the full consent ot Great Britain that she
began operations in Africa , in fact , the port
ot Massowahwas ceded to her by England ,
It having been originally an Egyptian pos
session. England was ; willing that Italy
should do police work for her along the
Red Sea littoral , , nnd as she ( England ) had ,
strangely enough , surrendered nny claim to
Abyssinia , she had certainly no objections
to the establishment of an Italian protec
torate over that country , especially as it
was feared that Russian machinations were
at work in Abyssinian councils. Kaesala ,
which the Italians took from the dervishes
two years ago , Is looked upon by the Arabs
as the gate of the Soudan , and is the cen
ter ot the trade between the Nile nnd
Abyssinia. Egypt consented to an occupa
tion of the town , and that occupation , It
was claimed , consolidated the Interests of
Great Britain and Italy In Egypt nnd thn
Scudan. It would not bo surprising were
Great "Britain to como to the support of
Italy and augment her possessions in Africa.
Aini-rU'im Iniluxlry.
Davenport Democrat.
Thft tremendous reduction In the Cuban
sugar output la giving a great boom to the
beet ougar Industry la this country. Ne
braska , Utah and California beet growers arc
getting ready to malts a vast increase of
acreage , and the factories there ) are going
to make runs this fall that will surpass nil
records in that line. TRie Spreckels family
Is getting Interested In American beet zugar ,
and everything Indicates that a great impetus
is being given to ttiat Industry. If the
Cuban supply should be cut off for another
year the American sugar makers would coin
fortunes , and even If It Is not there arc
reasons to expect that many new beet sugar
ventures will be made in this country. The
United Stated can grow Its own sugar and It
should do BO. Indirectly , but none the lesa
truly , It has been paying tribute to Spain
long enough , It need not do It.
' Kansas City Slur ,
In comparing the university hoodlums at
Barcelona and Valencia , to the members of
the United States senate , Mr , Cleveland has
nmdo his first departure from a policy of
strict Justice and International comity to
ward Spain. " *
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
fii ( rep. ) Allison icot ? n
Indorsement from lit * State. Thus fnr
ho IIRS fBcurfd very few doleRdtWi eulRlilo of
that state , but If MMvlnlcy tg not nominated
on < ho first ballot n combination of all his
enemies limy bo niado against him , arid It
may center1 oh Allison ,
Chicago inter Ocenh ( rep. ) ! The conven
tion this year has unusual Rlpiiincnnee be-
cuuw the lown republicans moro than ever
before nre hiaUng n strong fight for nu Iowa
cntidltlato for president , No man Is moro
popular In his own stnlo than Is Senator
Allison , and TinVa rntlles to his support In
the Raino tplrlt that Ohio ralllcn to Hie sup.
poit ot McKlnley. The spirit of the conven
tion \\us admirable ,
Chicago Tribune" ( rep. ) : There was no
iham about the action of the Imvo conven
tion , The tin tor Is a genuine "favorite
son , " nnd deservedly so. While tllnlno wns
n the field Inxvn wna tor him nnd him nlone.
Hut lh 1SSS all her votes were uut for Alli
son on every ballot except the Inst , NUion It
linil "become appnicnt that 1m could not be
nominated. Tim delegates will , no doubt ,
display fiiually Rood staying qualities this
yeir. Senator Allison would make an n-
jxccptlonul candidate. Ho would xcnro oft
no votes. But Iowa alone cannot , nominate
Chicago Journal ( rep. ) : Michigan lias
tardly got through laughing nt the break
made by her new senator , Julius Caesar Bur
row's ' , who Bought to Introduce In th senate
i bill to provide revenue for the government
tl nplto ot the constitutional fact that
ovcntio laws can not originate In that
louse , when Another Michigan statesman
arises ami starts the smiles. This ono Is the
astute Mr. CoHlss , jcprosontlng the First
Michigan district , who Is trying to start 'a '
'uvorlte-son boom for Senator Jnmcs Me-
Ulllan , forgetting or Ignoring the tnct that
Mr. McMillan , not bolng born on American
soil. Is constitutionally barred from the
ircslSt-ncy. However , as Tim Campbell , the
few York statesman , nnce said : "Wat foil
s the constitution between friends eh ? "
Chicago Tlmos-IIcrald ( rep. ) : , Mr. Allison
s most truly the favorite son of his adopted
itato. There Is nothing pinchbeck about
ilm , "but ho rings like tnio gold. The move
ment for him U spontaneous and Is confined
to no homo county or some little clique of
nachlno politicians. Ho stands ns the
'own candidate because the Iowa' republicans
e > cry where nnd without exception deslro his
lomlnatlon , And the lupubllcan party of
[ own has a right to be heard on this oc
casion. They can proudly point to their un
wavering fealty to the party and to their
mdevlatliiR support of every republican
pioslilentlnl candidate from Fremont to Har-
Ison. Not once have they failed to cast
the electoral vote of the state for their party
nominee , and this cannot be said of all the
republican states.
Buffalo Kxpross ( rep. ) : The friends of
Governor Morton are not illrcrcet In pointing
to Bismarck as an example ut an old man
In office. Bismarck , to be sure , will bo & 1
years old on April 1 , but he ling not been In
tjfflco for more than felx yeals. Ho retired
at the ago of 76 , which IB two years younger
than the ago at which Mr. Morton's friends
would retire him if they should elect him
president. Nobody can say that Governor
Morton is , or ever was , so vigorous a man
as Germany's Iron chancellor and , moreover ,
the office of president ot the United States
Is far more burdensome than that \\hlch Bis
marck filled. It will be romnmhercd also
that Bismarck Avas forced into retirement
largely on account of his age. The example
ot Bismarck should , therefore , be a warning
against the consideration Of Morton.
Life : ' 'I hatl always been nn American
until I went around a curve in a cablet car
this mornlnK.-
"What difference did that make ? "
"Then 1 becptno a Laplander. "
Philadelphia Record : Rngson Tatterf *
You don't know what It Is , parclner. tcr bo
t'rowed down by everybody , wld no frien's
nor nottin' .
The Other Don't I ? I'm o. base ball
Detroit Free Press : Charlie What do
you think ! Gertie Is going to marry that
rich old champagne manufacturer , Mr. Lee.
Will Well , didn't I always say she was n
corker ? '
Chicago Tribune : In the middle.of1 the
third net the young woman with the blK
head-dress turned arouno In her seat and
spoke to the youth Immediately behind her.
"Sir , " she said , "if you will change your
brand of chewing gum I'll take off this
hat. I'm getting tired of that wlntcrgreen
fragrance. "
Chicago Post : "He stood at the top of
the steps. " she said , in telling1 about it
afterwards , "nnd I mustered up enough
courage to say : 'You know , this Is leap
year ? " "Yes. What then ? " "Then lie
leaped.nnd I haven't &ecn him since. "
Cincinnati Enquirer : "I wonder , " said
the soubiette , "If wo will ever be able to
fly ? "
"Wd nre able to fly right now , " said the
pessimistic manaprer , "but the question Is
whether we cun take our baggage along. "
Chicago Post : "I thought your father
refused to buy you any bloomers. " ,
"Ho did. " i '
"Or even nny cloth from which to moke
them. "
"He did. "
"Hut you have a pair. "
"J made them out of one of the sleeves
of an old gown. "
"Washington Star : "Thirst Is n funny
thing , " said Dismal Dawaon , looking
dreamily throtiKh the window of the barn
loft at the Iloatins clouds. "Too much of It
A norliU story by Joel Chandler Ilnrrt ;
Mr. Harris tclli this story of life ns It
wn lived on "Abercroinble 1'laee , " in
middle acorjtln. "before the war , " In tljo
Mtno ( itmlnt Htjle Uml plcn-icd his
readers so much when ho was trlllnR
of Hr'cr Itnbblt and the other denizens
of Mr. TiiimblcfliiRer'a queer country.
Cleveland 'Moltctl'B Interview Vltb
Niko'.n Tcsln. thb dlstlnRiilshcil electri
cian , In which the question , "What nro
thp Cathode llnyn ? " Is discussed In the
light of Mr. Tcsla'a experiments and
knowledge lie holdn that these rays nro
runlly sound waves of almost Inllriltoly
rapid Interval * nnrt short movetndnt.
This Is the title of a comprehensive nr-
tlolo upon the men who arc likely to
serve ab Konornls In tlit ? next Uuroppnn
war-It U by Archibald Forbes , the welt
known war correspondent , than whom
no HvliiR wMtr IB belter amilined to
\\rltc xipon the subject.
Interviews -\UfJi Miss .LnhR and Tstrs.
Hcneh of Boston These distinguished
authors of SOUKS and symphonies Use H
pencil rather than h piano In tliclt- com
positions They enjoy nuislo as keenly
through HIP L'jo nH the car , nnd find
found misleading until the manuscript la
Ooslp nnd stories about the fllitnR | !
secretary of pinto , narrated nw only that
ill cat newspaper Minn , Frank O , Car
penter , can wrlto them Goes In for both
work and piny Something about the an
tecedents of iho O'.noy fomllj A timely ,
gositlpy letler.
. Saint Patrick's day la next Tuesday ,
nnd a few facts about the man for whom
they celt-brute will be In order Tito
"hardship and contumely which this old
Irish priest endured thnt he might
pi each the gospel.
The very latest developments In scien
tific wheel constniotlon Hints for wheel-
women Tlmo'.y dlstusfiori ot the 'JUCR-
llon , "Are Wltcpls HnRenare ? " Now *
notes of the local bicycle clubs What
the wheelmen nre doing all the world
over. 1
Continuation of the narrative of the
ppoitlnK editor's oxpeHcnco during hta
recent visit to the Han borderlnnd'p
llevlew 'bf sportlnp e. nls of the wcok
" -Gossip nbout the ball players News
of the huntsmen Interesting items from
eycry Held of Bport.
Lenten pall still hovers over the local
social world A few weddings nnd other
entertnlnmen'tfl herp and there Out-of-
town visitors In Omaha households'-
Movomems nnd xvlierenbouts of the
members of the society set.
Latest feats nnd fashions described
nnd Illustrated Women" as pharmacists
In Hie United StatesImpudcnt attention
thrust upon American women abroad
Models of hands in bronze or hiarblo
the latest New Yorlc Tad A woman who
took n homestead "and bulft ncr hus
band a home Fashion notes from the
fashion makers News nbout "well known ,
Story ot Qwney , the mascot of the
railway service , a dog that carries two
pounds -of medals lump about his ncclc.
has "visited many foremn coun tries and
Is now sojourning In California Enter
taining reading for young and old-
Prattle of the youngsters.
Full associated press foreign 'cable and.
domestic telegraph service The New
Yorlc World's special foreign corre
spondence Unrivalled ppcclnl news serv
ice from Nebraska , Iowa nnd the west
ern states Well written and accurate
local news reports.
kills a .man , while Just about -the 'proper
anlount'df ' It Is about all that rnhkcs Hfo
' " ' " " <
worth livln'j"
Indianapolis Journal : "Beggars Is gener
ous , whatever his faults may be. "
"Generous ? Oh , yes. He'd give away the
best and only friend he had. " '
Llf * .
Not worth your while ,
That false , sweet smile
Which o'er your features plays ;
That heart of steel fj
I can reveal
By my cathodlc rays.
Madeline Uridgca In'Puclc.
" 'Twould never do. " she llrmly said ;
The clustering curls that crown your heaf
Arc blonde , which Is my color , too.
Your eyes , alas , llko mine , nre blue ; >
Sanguine nre both our temperaments.
I am compelled lo drive you hence ;
Sclenco forbids that we should wed.
'Twould never do. " she llrmly said.
"Then I must seek a dark brunette , "
He sadly sighed , "with eyes of Jet.
A woman languid , dreamy , slow.
Would be my counterpart. Just so.
Ho sighed. "Across the street from mo
Lives such n one. I'll go nnd ece
How she , on nearer view , appears.
"And leave mo ? " she inquired , with tears.
'New Faces"
Of course we welcome them
and are pleased to see more
and more of them from day to
day , "especially Boy's Faces. "
Just now we invite our boy
friends and their friends to
visit our boys' and children's
department , the attractions
there are numerous and great.
There are so manv things to
please a boy , small boy or a
big boy.
Becoming cloths are among
the delights of most all boys ,
and we know we have an as
sortment of spring wear that will catch their fancy ,
Reefer suits , middy suits , 2 piece suits , 3 piece suits and
long pant suits.
Our spring line of Shirt Waists have arrived and of all
beautiful ones shown by us , these are way ahead in
styles , quality and colors , ouu SPECIAL A waist made
exactly like a man's shirt , except the skirt , shield bosom ,
2 standing collars and cuffs and is quite the cheese.
We also have an immense quantity of ties proper for
the waists , the nobbiest and prettiest we have ever shown.
But to get a fair idea of what comprises our boys'
department , take a peep at our Douglas street window
and see for yourself the great variety of articles shown
that goes to make a boy's heart glad. . Don't fail to see
the bicycle suit.
We are sole agents BROWNING
lor tl e Celebrated
voumnn Hats. ,
Your monoy'u worth
or your money back.
S. W. Cor. 15th and
This It the Spring Uloclt. . Douglas

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