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The meat product of the state outfit to bo In the very best contllUon and when brontfit to the market prove one of the most valuable nasets of the Nebraska farmer. Senator Mills now declares Ihat the Monroe doctrine which ho Is so vigor ously doniandliiK Is the doctrine of protection. Hut Mr. Mills doea not menu the snino kind of protection which ho was laboring so hard to overthrow n few years ago through a tariff bill that bore his name. Kx-confederate soldiers are now the oretically eligible to serve in the mili tary and naval forces of the United States. Practically , however , they are all long past the military age nnd the chances of their being called upon for. active service are so remote that they nro not worth' computing. The Interstate Commerce commis sion's only excuse for not enforcing the interstate commerce law has always been that It was not vested with snfll- clcnt power to do so. Now that its power to enforce the law has been atllrmcd it wlH take all Its ingenuity to discover another excuse. v- Nebraska , has had 0,000 acres planted to sugar beets , the product being worked up In two beet sugar factories. Ne braska could easily raise sugar beets enough to keep -00 beet sugar factories going. Capitalists who want to invest money in a promising Industry should not overlook the production of sugar from Nebraska-grown sugar beets. The chief talk In trade circles jnst now Is about the recent abundant snow fall In this state. It has done more to restore confidence In the outcome of this year's crop than anything else could have done. Adequate moisture nnd the certainty of It this year Is the one vital , overshadowing theme among mer chants and trades people In Nebraska. A good crop this year will place the people on their f.ect again. As did the legislative assembly of Iowa , the Utah legislature has endorsed the proposed Trnnsmlssisslppl exposi tion and will doubtless vote an appro priation at tlio next session. Under the circumstances this Is all that could nt this time be reasonably expected. When congress shall have passed the bill now pending there will bo little ( llfllculty In Inducing western states to give aid and support to the great enter prise. If the supreme court should take It i ii Into Its head to reverse the decision of ' 'l the circuit court In the Nebraska maxi mum rate eases ami rescind the decree a that prevents the state ollicers from v putting the law Into effect. It would give the State Hoard of Transportation 1c 1 enough work to keep It busy , If Its members and secretartles really wanted I'll ll 'to bo kept busy. None of the lutter llIi Ii ' will lose any sleep over this possibility Iis until the Dual decision is rendered. And r the railroad managers nro losing no sleep over It , either. IIIi In Iih Iih Judge linker saw fit ( o apply n modi h cum of horse sense In the face of the tl rubber stamp Hurry which an overzealous - 0 zealous nnd misguided newspaper raised 0ti ns u pretext for liberating countless tif prisoners. The Judge could not see the u force of the contention nnd Insists that fi cases appealed upon records In the fitl police court bearing n rubber stamp tlt t ! signature of the judge Khali be tried ti upon their merits. It Is not a very tia tig Important matter , to be sure , but It Is g n blow to the theory that a guilty man can bo cleared by pleading a techni b cality , If bis attorney bo sharp enough P to carry his point. n o Soufhern newspapers nro actively at 01 work" to secure reduced rates from the railways for homesteaders seeking homes In the south. Kvery Inducement l being held out to attract prospective settlers ami no stone Is left unturned * that will facilitate the Immigration of tti desirable newcomers. What the rail in roads ; ire doing to help populate the south they can certainly itfford to do to bring new people Into the west. The \ west has contributed more to the rail roads. In recent years than any other Bcctlon of the country nnd should be entitled to ns low rates as the most favored part of the south. tx rvn i The report that the Hrltlsh ainbns- flixdor hail Informally Intlinnteil lo our government llmt It would have HIP no- iinloMconei' of Great llrltnln should It Intelposo to stop the war In Cuba N not altogether Incredible , but should not bo accepted with full conlldeiice. U is not the way In which the Hellish government would be likely to convey to the government of the United State , * n knowledge of Its position In regard to such a matter , because there would be no binding force In an Informal rep resentation and It would give no war rant to our government In taking any step towatd bringing the conflict In Cuba to nn end with the lda that It could depend upon Hrltlsh countenance nnd support. It is to be presumed that the president and secretary of state would give very little consideration to nn Informal assurance from the Brit ish minister In n matter of such grave Importance , though It is not dltllciilt to understand that an olllelal pledge of support from the Hrltlsh government might produce Immediate results. There Is , however , little reason to doubt that In the event of Interposi tion by the United States to put a stop to the Cuban war there would be no objection made on the part of the Hrlt lsh government , even If it did not give aclual support to tills government. This would not be due to any very great Interest , commercial or otherwise , which Great Hrltaln has in Cuba. It trade with that Island Is not of so mud Importance as to cause particular concern corn whether tlio Insurrection slial continue for an Indellnlte time or I brought to an early close. Hrltlsh mm Interference with any course thN gov ernment might decide to take regard Ing the Cuban war would bo due tea a desire to make stronger the frlendlj relations between the two countries and , perhaps , also , to recognize th right of the United States to Interposu In n conflict of this kind where Its In terests are directly affected. It ma > be regarded as absolutely certain thai whatever sympathy or support Spah might get from other European conn tries in case of a conflict with the United States , she would have none from Great Hritnln. while the Unitet States could undoubtedly safely count upon British assistance should It. bi iceded. It Is not likely , however , that uiythlng of the kind will be proffered mtll It is asked for , and hence the questionable tionable character of the report of an nformal offer of Hrltlsh support of efforts to stop the war In Cuba. Public men , no matter how sifted , art. liable to be indiscreet. Henry Clay , the most popular orator America ever pro duced , once wrote a letter that lost him the presidency. James G. Hlaine failed of his life's ambition because he accepted an Invitation to dine with the Wall street nabobs at a gold plate din nor. These historic incidents .should have suggested themselves to Senator Thurston before he ventured upon the course which he Is pursuing in the present presidential campaign. * Senator Thurston has a host of enthusiastic admirers , but this man worship should not be mis construed or abused. Like every other mbllc man the senator has a right to hnmpion his preferred candidate in any egltimate way , provided always that n so doing lie does not neglect his olllelal duties to the public and does not arrogate to himself the privileges and > rcrogativcs that belong under a re- mblican form of government to the s ank and file of the party. No exception can be taken to Senator Thnrston's efforts to promote the candidacy c dacy of ex-Governor McKinley through ho medium of the press or from the plat- } arm nnd banqueting board. It was also his privilege to define bin position fully before the republican state com- nitteo as to the respective claims of Ivnl candidates. The assurance which ° he senator gave on. that occasion that 10 had no desire or disposition to die- ate the course of Nebraska republicans s cither as to presidential preferences or : elegates to the national convention was applauded and accepted In gooil faith > y the party. Hut the subsequent iilti- natum promulgated from Washington over Senator T.hurston's name naturally rented surprise even among his friends. lore was a peremptory command ( hat 10 should be chosen ns one of the dele gates to St. Ivouls and that ho should In addition name two of the delegates-Jit- large. The return of the senator to Nebraska after he had publicly announced that he would not return , nnd that , too , after all his unprecedented demands had been conceded , and his utterances since his return , are nqt calculated to strengthen him In the public esteem. The senator , In view of his own career , creates a suspicion of Insincerity when ho ar raigns the politicians and denounces po litical bosses and railroad Interference politics. His constituents ought to be credited with some Intelligence. And he further Invites rebuke when ho takes the business men and the newspapers of Omaha to tank for their alleged at tempts to barter presidential support for congressional support of thn Trans- mlsslssppl exposition bill. He goes so far ns to ascribe his failure to secure the pUKHiigo of thin bill In Hie senate to the failure of the newspapers to sus tain nnd uphold their senator and their attempts to discredit him before con > gress and the country. ThW charge is not only puerile , but baseless. The senator , like some other public men , seems to forget that no man la Infallible. He has -been gener ously treated by the press and every effort made by him In behalf of his constituents has been commended. He [ > has no right to expect the press of Ne braska to bo so servile as to play the hypocrite for any public man by prais ing views at variance with Its honest : > ituntlment. Such a thing Is unheard or [ > American politics In our day. On the other hand , the senator under ' rates the Intelligence of his constituents \vhen ho seeks to make them bollcve that his Inability to secure much-needed legislation Is duo to Interference with > Ills own plans'with respect to the Ne braska delegation to St. Louis. The business uicu actively interested iu LLo . exposition Imvo endeavored deavored so far n possible- dlvorci the enterprise completely from politics ' Hut Senator Thurston Is too much of n politician not to know that legislatures nnd congresses are political bodies am ! people must not look for favors from men whom they antagonize. If Senator Thurstou had not projected himself so far Into the front of the McKinley light when there was no necessity for H , nml had remained at his po t of duty , he might have been more successful with the legislative measures desired by the pc-iple of Omaha nnd Nebraska. IKA I > KUAT1 HKhWV. The latest report regarding the con dlllon of the Armenians stali-M that the relief supplied Is wholly imulo * quato to the demand nnd a most ur gent appeal Is made for more liberal contributions to the relief fund. All the Information coming from trust worthy sources represents the eoudl tlon of the Armenians as still most de plorable. Great numbers are dying of starvation nnd lh < > masses of these un fortunate people are subsisting on one- fourth of what Is required to sustain life. Yet while the piteous accounts of misery , hunger and death nre sent out almost dally , there appears to be very little attention paid lo them by those who should feel mtwt deeply con cerned. Are the 'Christian people of America doing their duty in tills mat ter ? Are the churches Interesting them selves In behalf of the starving Arme nians as fully as they should do ? Are philanthropists giving to the question of relieving those sorely stricken people ple , the helpless victims of fanatical l"He , the consideration It merits ? It \\ould SIMM n that these questions must lie answered in tile negative and that In terest In the unhappy Armenians lias al most died out , both In this country and In England. At any rate the condition of these people is not receiving the at tention it demands , if those who have escaped the sword of the Turk are not to be left to perish from want .and bun- gev. There ought to be n revival of Interest In their behalf and it is the duty of tile Christian people to bring tills about. iCK' AND JtATTLlWOHK. And still the game of shuttlecock and battledore goes on. On the ISth day ofoJune , 1S)5 ! ) , Henry Bolln was a self- confessed defaulter. Every attempt to vindicate the law has boon st-ived off under all f.orts of pretexts. First , the city attorney was out of town. Then the acting city attorney did not tliin'f that any crime had been committed. Then the county attorney was out of town. Then the excuse was offered that the $20-a-day experts had not fin ished checking up the treasurer's books. Then a scapegoat was run down at Now Orleans , upon whose head all tin treasury sins were to be unloaded Thus seven mouths elapsed before anj attempt was made to make exTroasurer Bolln answer charges llled in court. And now that the county attorney h ready to prosecute we are told Hint hi w.ill be unable to bring up the treasury embezzlement ' case on the day for whicl it was set , "because Attorney MacFar- land. one of Kolln's attorneys , is absent from the city. " This is a revelation. Attorney MacFarhuid Is not known to be a. great criminal lawyer. lie Is sup posed to be a collection and real estate lawyer ' with tax title appendages. Why has MnuFurland been retained to defend - fond Rolln in the criminal court ? Ask his law partner , President Saunders. of the city council , who has at every stage since the treasury thefts have been un covered exerted his Influence to pro tract Investigation and delay prose cution , rut this and that together , and it does not take a Philadelphia lawyer ' to comprehend the true Inward ness of the rotten mess. Nothing has done so much to Impair the credit of Omaha In the east as this treasury embezzlement and the failure w of the city to bring the offenders to justice and expedite ( lie .recovery of thu stolen funds. In no other city or state has there boon in recent years such an exhibition of blunted public s nonscieiice and indifference. In no ai other city has there been such manifest collusion on the part of olllcinls In duly " bound to uphold the law and protect the public credit. Tlio New York republican state con vention endorsed Governor Morton for the presidency , as It was expected to ° do. It adopted a platform to which ? republicans generally can subscribe. There is unqualified endorsement of the policy of protection of a , tariff that to will supply the government with sutlln clout revenue ami safeguard the in- dustrles and the labor of the country " against unequal foreign competition. hi There Is a declaration In favor of reci procity. In regard to the currency the " republicans of New York are In favor of maintaining the gold standard , but while deprecating thp agitation for the free coinage of silver at the existing legal ratio as injurious to all Industrial ind commercial Interests , they do not p. propose to abandon silver as a part of the currency and look forward to r in International agreement that will In restore silver to Its former place. In the on currency of the commercial world. In this respect the platform of the Now p York republicans may bo somewhat In nore explicit than the currency utter- inces of the republican platforms that [ 3 receded It , but in effect It is In hur- by noiiy with all of them. All are for lonest money , though they vary In tlio af terms by which this Is expressed. When Texas was annexed to the it union the Idea of the annexatlonlsts is was to cut it up ovi'Jitually Into four r live states. Thu proposition to dl- jjj ; rlilo the state has been regularly re peated over since. Now , however , that the supreme court hns declared a strip f land formerly supposed to have been art of Texas Is really part of the wiioral domain of the United States , I'exas Is before congress with a request that thu territory bo ceded hack to It , rile state division plan Is evidently not in great favor with the Lone Star eoplo. The South Oiiinji'a horse market at- , .ructs buyers from New York and the south nnd l jconslantly growing In Im portance. There Is a quality In the wosturn gro n , iorso which commends the nnlmal tp li rso buyers , and while the horse niLilng industry In the west has not yetT oirvereU from serious re Verses whlcll'Wi'rtook ' ' It In years past It Is galnlng 'hrf ' ) ! must within n short ' ' time hoconiti , uiln prolltablo to the ranch owners ! wf this region. Good horses will WWW < command fair prices , notwithstanding | in.ailvcnt of the motor car nml the The Journal AaJJpen nccroJIted with bo'ns n tool of the IJr M. railroad. The Hoe has HkowUo bocn accredited with belnc a sworn cnomy of Hint corporation. Senator Mnndcr- non Is the attorney for that corporation nml Is 1) lng boosted , by It for the presidency. The Journal strongly opposes Mnmlerson. The Iloo strongly supports him. Will tlicra great newspaper I'glits kindly shed n few rays on this complication for the benefit of a be nighted country editor. Wood Illvor In- tor'sts. With the greatest of pleasure. The Boo stands up at all times for what It believes to be the real Interests of tlio proplo. The Hoe's support Is freely given to candidates without price or promise because It bellove.t their elec tion over their opponents will bo of greatest benefit to the public. Its editor Is seeking no lucrative ollice either elec tive or appointive , at home or abroad , lie is controlled by neither clique nor boss , but Is free to defend the rights of the people from attacks of every de scription. Its endorsement of Mandor- was unsought and unboiiglit. It was Inspired solely "by a desire to see Ne braska honored and recognized In the- irena of natloinU politics. Tlio Lincoln Tournal can speak for Itself. The overworked phrase , "Stand Up 'or Omaha , " has an empty- sound when it Is voiced by n newspaper which sought to defend or to shield a default- ng oily treasurer , whoso peculations lid great Injury to the credit of this city in the money centers of the east. Not long ago The Hoe appealed to the people of Omaha to purge the city gov- > rnment of meii whose loose methods n public affairs had cost the city thou sands of dollars. The time is near at land when the taxpayers of Omaha will concede the necessity for reforms vhich The Bee advocated in the niunicl- nil campaign last fall. Mr. Connell's observations concerning he union depot situation , in an address oforo the Sautlp Side Improvement lub. wore wlljill.v ,111 , line with the facts if the case. , , Thyro can be no doubt , lowovor. that -tlio proposed depot at \lnth and Farjimu will be built , for the ogle of the v ilriiid situation will of U own weight" w rk out the problem m lines now 'nuu ' od out. Were this lot true there might be some question as to the eont'si ' ) which the Milwaukee and Ilock Islam ! rounds will pursue after the bridge case Khali have been decided' by ' tile federal supreme court. f IivrN ClirjMlfiilnu IlraktT. , f-'prl'JHUelel .Republican. -ThaIowais ) \jlll up3wlno _ In Christening the battf | ) Ml > r > jpivat. ut Kmj.vit THOUIU be remembered , . Is. ho longer a yjirohlbltlou state , although tiiorc/ls a prohibitory law on tha statute bsoks. Good.Vliiti Three N of 11. riilcoRO Tribune- . When a nusabii rear admiral 'says the disposition of the guns of the ne.s.Massa chusetts as regards the eacurlns of iang Is the host he has sean on any ship , It does not mean thnt there's a plenty of our new- navy , such as It Is. but that's it very good what there is o ! it. First , Civilization After. Denver .News. There will not be any European war over the British incuralcn. Into the Soudan. The s powers will get together and make a fresh division of epoll , BO that each will have a shaio , and the division will be at the ex ppnse of peoples too weak to resist. Kach of the land pirates will get a chunk ot booty , and pcaco and civilization will con tinue their triumphant march. 1,1 tth 11 n : r Dp Chlbnen Neivs. Edison's application of the cathode ray , whereby the physician or any curious person having the prlco can sco through and through the human body wth | the naked eye and ex amine all Its organs at leluurc , will not , par > - happ , be ontlrcly welcome to the Interne. Heretofore one of the deare t delights of the study of medicine has consisted In the student's < liberty to cut holes in such , persons as fell Into his hands and to pry around ninonR their Innards ns a child prlon among the contents of a forbidden drawer. Under the Edison sysicin this , of course , will not be to ncccwary. ' The patient will be stood up and to examined from the outflde , as the jeweler examines the works of a watch. of 1'nrcclliiK Iiiillnu l.niulH. The senate committee on Indian affairs has endorsed j the Dawea commission bill to the extent of recommending an appropriation of SO,0 ( to provide for the enrollment of all lu.rsoiiH entitled to citizenship In the Indian Territory , preparatory to an allotment of the lands In the territory. This Is the first step be taken under the recommendation of the Dawes commission. It io necessary to begin uy . determining the property rights of all cltlzeno , and not merely of the handful of "head men , " who not only "want the earth , " but foem to have taken possession of it aa of far as the Indian Territory Is concerned. Equal rights and justice to all will bo a "new thing" In the , Indian Territory. of to IOVTU'M Ilrillny l > i > lririlUon. in iVnsli'ngton Corio p'nCenl Clilcneo Times Iferald. The Iowa delosatlo-u ts strongIn oratory slid etrons In Bfcd-iaenge and in Influence. Hero Is Cousins rivaling Dolllver as a spsaker , and . between thomlhey are the likeliest pair possessed hjiearif state In the union. Dave Hendorsonii ifn orator of no small renown , and on otothe cleverest debaters the house , jiacey Is a man everyone likes to hear. Unjiburn Is as strong a man af eerlous uubjeciH as any on the floor , nnd ? Clark and Iiagercftml. : Hull and Curtis and in Perkins can all give good account of them selves. Hull of JevMones ! is a handy man any sort of debate ) ell Is the general cpln- lon In WashlngtonsUiet the Iowa delegation the strongest inn tlio house. No other It state , no matter witnt ; its size , Is represented . such a large ivimbbr of able and Influen tial men , This iHittUft In part to the policy the Iowa republicans of keeping their men here as lone -IB ) they are useful , Hut lomethlng must il > One to the soil or the jy climate of the grqwV ) l.tuto between the two jy big rivers. At ai yyr to , tha Iowa men are the very front In. the house , and It looks If they were goingto stay there. The icxt thing they will want Is the > speaker- t ship , and the chances are they will get It joforo the country U many years older. if WIIV CIIK'AOO IllniiUrl of Stioir it for .liilillnllnii. ciitcaRa ro t , i3 < \ . Chicago and Ncbrnika nro mutually Jubl- Innt over the repeated bounteous nnd even downfall of snow which hn covered the great corn slnto from end to end with A protective blanket , putting nn effective end t ) the threatened calamity of a general crop failure In that extensive section. Neither figures nor arguments nro needed to show that short crops In this rich corn belt would be almost an great a blow to Chicago ns to the agricultural region Imme diately affected. The lo < < s would Imvo been keenly felt by the public , and would have had great Influence In creating n broad nnd general feeling of discouragement nnd de pression In all lines ot business , but most particularly , of course , with those Industrie * connected with the core-\l nnd cattle Inter ests nnd with the transportation traffic. It Is not too much to say that the whole sl.uo ot Nebraska and nil who more or less directly share In nnd benefit by her pros perity nre In n state of Joyful cxhllnratlon. During the latter part of February mid the early part of March the lack of snow caused a general feeling of apprehension , which dospencd Into a profound fear for next season's- crops ns day nfter day passed with out the longed for general snowfall. Kvcry twinge oC doubt nnd fear which as sailed the long-suffcfliiK Nebraska ngrl- ciuturlst found a sympathetic response. In the business heart of Chicago. Hut both Siatl-ered as much hope nnd courage as was possible under the circumstances from the reports of I'rof , Willis J. Moore , chief of the national weather bureau. The distinguished ! weather expert gave prophetic consolation by Insisting that the records ot his bureau show that the severe drouth visits the corn bolt but once In from njno to fifteen years , lasts but one or two years and Is followed by at least nlno years of normal moisture and abundant crops. Nebraska has certainly had her period of drouth , argued Prof. Moore , nnd ho was constrained to point to the cheerful conclu sion that she was duo to enter , with this season , the happy era of bountiful produc tion. His sanguine prophecy wao received on trust and Its fulfillment awaited , with anxious Interest. The latter came In the big snowfall of March It , and has boon , since ro-enforccd jy another copious storm. Had every man n the state been elected Its governor the commonwealth would scarcely have experi enced a rnoro sweeping , Impartial and uni versal joy. Reports ot the general blessing wore telegraphed to the newspapers from all quartern of the state. Not a section , a country or scarcely a farm In the state was slighted nnd the depth of the fall averaged from live to twenty Inches and was laid evenly and without drifts , fol lowed by mild weather. The storm began In the extreme northwest corner of the state , and within thirty hours from Its advent had blanketed the entire commonwealth. Altogether the snowfall was pronounced one of the most satisfactory and beneficial In the history of the corn belt and Immediately raised the crop prospectc ? to as promising an outlook as was ever known. A strong- demand for land was the immediate result. The depth nnd distribu tion of the snowfall are Indicated by the re ports from the various sections. Curtis , Neb. , reported n four days' fall of the beautiful to a depth ot twenty Inches , putting the ground In the best condition for eight years. The fall at Fnrnam and nt KImwood was eighteen Inches and without drlfto. The LUchfleld section was coated will n level blanket ten Inches deep and Wllcox reported the beat snowfall In eighteen ytars. At Imperial. Junlata and Hardy the depth of the fall ranged from ten to fifteen Inches , [ and ground In these sections Is said to have never been In batter working condition , being mellow and moist. Red Cloud. Madrid , Eustls , Gothenburg. Weston , Fullerton , I'lattsmouth nnd scores of other towns situated In rich agricultural ponntles arc rejoicing In the most propitious conditions that nave ever promised enor mous crops and swelling the general volume ot testimonials to the effect that at this scis-on of the year conditions for an un bounded yield could not bo Improved. Frcrn Loup City comes the report that winter wheat In Sherman county Is In per- fe.pt condition and that the demand for crop lands Is stronger than ( n many years. The ground Is wet for two feet below the sur- fcce , am ) each plant Is thrifty and vigorous. The last snowfall , which began March 18 , was as general nnd even as that of March 14 , and the jubilation of the agriculturists and cattlemen of Nebraska Is heartily seconded ended by Chicago and the whole country. \IIH.\C TIM : Indlanapollo Journal : " If the British move ment In Egypt la Intended merely as a diver sion In favor of Italy It may bo carried out without much difficulty , but If , as Is more llksly , It looks to the capture of the Soudan , It will probably lead to a bloody and expen : sive war. it Minneapolis Journal : When Abyss'nla ofid < . the dervishes get their Monroe doctrine fully .0 worked out , even the British may be ns sur prised as the civic federation man who goes : Into the saloon to get an apolllnarls lemonade . nnd finds the good government candidate for : mayor lined up aga'nst the bar. : ! Globe-Democrat : Eastern Soudan , against which the English army In Egypt is moving , has an area of nearly 1,000,000 square miles and a population of 10,000,000. If the Kng- llsli tthould advance as far as New Dongola the lower end cf the Nile for a distance of 900 miles will bo In their possession. France might ns well drop the Idea that the occupa \ tion la not to bo permanent unless British fleets can be driven from the Mediterranean. Chicago Post : Russia is a thorn in the flesh lo the lion , not a dangerous adveivxiry pa as yet so far as Egypt Is concerned. Musco paM vite diplomacy , whoso cardinal maxim Is tli checkmate England , will naturally seek embarrass the Chamberlain program by advising Menelok to delay the conclusion peare with Italy and by urging the sultan to protest against the Nile expedition. Dut these tactics will not arrest the British advance. Only armed Intervention will do that. Neither Rue la , Franco nor both combined w'll ' lightly assume such risks against the quadruple alliance. Philadelphia Record : Italy's little war In Abyssinia may prove to have bean merely the first act In e. stupendous historical drama. Thn appearance of Russia on the Bceno as the friend of King Mcnelek will tend ( o further complicate a situation which has already become portentouu through the proposal of Great iBrltaln , with the approval the Drelbund , to create a diversion In the Soudan avowedly Intended to aid the Italians. Should the prognostications of Sir Charles Dllko provo correct , and the ulterior purpose- the projected British expedition turn oul bo the establishment of a great kingdom Darfur , on the 001101103 of French Centra ! Africa , the Italo-Abyaalnlan Imbroglio might develop into a European complication of the flMt magnitude and Involve all of the powers. Detroit Free Pr M7 Some Idea of the Force to be encountered may be gathered rrcm the fact that the dervlshoa threatening Kassala alone number 300,000 , Bade of those and now being aroused are the myriads the fanatical and farocloua Mahdlsts that an sweep northward through Rgypt with Irresistible force. The combined English uul native forces that enter upon , the ex pedition do not exceed 1",000 In all. They will have at least 1,200 miles to march , ox- loscd on the Hank1 along the entire route. will rest with the Mahdlsts to choose .liu time- and place of an engagement. Tbu idvanpng | army inuot encounter the nlckly ieasoi > , and ( hen when the hospltalx are Hied and > when communication Is rendered lllilcult , they nro llablu to an attack nude the AhyBslnlans and Mahdlsts , guided the military "kill of French and Rus- ilan officers. There could bo but one torml- mtlon to euch a conflict , and It looks aa hough the peoplewliom the gods have had In rnlrvl for some time to destroy had icon worked up to the necetaary degree preliminary madness. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report w. o. T , v , MKIT.I i.\ T , I.OMS. l'rn ' < criinl DclcKitlrn SrM lo Ilic llni ? Unit CIMCAdU , March 2S.Ml g Frances I WlllnrO nulhorlfe * the Hfltonicnt thnt th national convention of tha Woinon'n Chrlstla Tompernneo union for 189(1 ( will bo huld n SI. Louis , almost wjthout n doubt. The nml tor was ilincusscd at n conference toJny In th rooms of the association nt the Tomplp nn nt which the managers recognized thnl th scntlnipnt In favor of St. Louis ai prnctl cally unanimous , The roincntlon will bo hoi In September or October , In addition It was decided to hold thro conferences on the I'nclflo coast nl Seattle Portland nnd San Francisco during the win tor. Fraternal delegates were appointed t the annual convention of thn lit Ills Woman's Temperance association , to be hot In London the last week In May. Mis Wlllard , president of the World's union , Ml * Anna Gordon , asshtant secretary of th World's Woinnn > Christian Temp rauc union ; Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens of Maine , vice prcsldent-at-largo of the national nnd prcsl dent of the Main * union ; Mrs. Knthcrln Lento Stevenson of Massachusetts , corre spending secretnry of the .National Woman' Christian Temperance union j Mrs. Frances K Ucauchamp of Kentucky , nsslrtnnt recording secretary of the national union , and presl dent of Kentucky Onion ; Mrs. Mary H. Hun of Mnssachusetls , world's superintendent o scientific temperance Instruction ; Mrs , linn unh J. llalley ot Maine , world'n miporliv lendent of peace nnd arbitration , nnd Mrs J. K. Dnrnoy of Rhode Island , prison ovnngcl 1st , were appointed. xiaw .MK'rnu KOU run x HAYS I'rof. I < V use mini I'orfopln for MciiNtirliiK lic Ij PITTSBUIIO , Mnrch 25. Plttsburg can claim at least one distinction with tha new X rays. Prof. R. A. Fe.wcmlfi ! of the West' ' or university , who has been working In conjunction with Prof. James * Kceler In making developments with them , has In vented a motor whereby they can bs meas ured. The Invention \vlll assist greatly In studying the effect of the new discovery. The meter is n very simple arrangement. Two wires nro placed half an Inch apart In a tube which Is filled with parafllno. The wlre-9 are connected with a volt meter that has ) been charged with electricity. Parafllno being a non-conductor , the electricity Is discharged and the volt meter registers the amount of electricity passing. No unit has yet been adopted for thu X rays , but It Is probable that one soon will be. NEW YORK , Mnrch 25. Nicola Tesla. the well known electrician , sold today that he. was Fatlsflcd thntjio had n rnnchlno which , when perfected , would cnnble him to. make practical experiments In distributing electric waves about the earth so that messages might be conducted to nil parts of the globe simultaneously. He believed thnt electric waves might be propagated through the atmosphere , and even the ether beyond , n disturbance of the wavou at any point be-lng Instantly felt nt every point along them. He declared that he believed that the trans mission of news about the earth by electric waves In the place of wires was no longer a dream. _ .11 AD 13 MfiHT OK iujTI.nil'S CAU14KH. Slroiin I'rotcHtH Aunltixt nil Aliproprl- iitloii for HIM Stlltlli- . BOSTON , March 25. General Butler's military career was severely scored today , when the bill providing for the erection of nn equestrian or military flatuc of Butler cnmo up before the committee on ways and means at the state house. The remonstrants were called upon today , nnd Colonel Thomas Li. Llvermore epoho. Ho declared Butler's exploits were dwarfed by thousands of acts performed by other Massachusetts men. But ler did not lead the regiment through Balti more he was In Philadelphia. He did not solzo Annapolis until so ordered. From April , 1SG1 , to May , 1804 , General Butler never di rected the movements of a man In the face- of the enemy. After that ho directed the army In but on battle Drury's Bluff and then he was compelled to retire. The reason he never again attempted to direct troops was because1 he saw ha was not fit to do It. Colonel Llvermoro also said the Idea of coui- momoratlng exploits ot this sort by eques- tiian statues borders on the ridiculous. A thousand of men in the army would have i been just as good military commanders at New Orleans , nnd as efficient a provost marshal at New York. Among the other remonstrants wore : J. Malcom Forbes , General - oral Francis A. Walker , John C. Ropes , Major Henry Hlgglnson and Moorelleld Storey. Klrni Test of ilic llnlln'M l.inv. NEW YORK , March 25. Judge Roger Pryor In special terms today dismissed the irder to show cause why a writ of mandamus should not Issue against the board of excise ommlssioners of New York City In the case F. G. Einsfeld. The petitioner , n saloon eeper , nske < l that the board be compelled grant him a license for one year , but ho board held thnt It had authority only o Issue a license up to the date on which ho Raines law goes Into effect. The case , .vhlch it is intended shall be made a test ase of the constitutionality of the new cx- EO law , will bo taken to the appellate di vision. Arn.iillte l of MADISON , Conn. , March 25. Rev. W. H. Irown has been acquitted of the charge of icresy by the Congregational churches of ho district of New Haven , before which hens \ns put on trial yesterday. Ohio Knvorn Klcolroutiilon. COLUMBUS , March 25. The senate has lassod a bill Introduced by Senator Jones of Jadlson county providing for the substltu- lon of electrocution for hanging In Ohio. lMJIt.10.V\t < ASI > OTIIK11AV1U ! , AntliorlllM now DR C that X r y rcnltf Impotent nil effort * to conceal thn family skoltiton , Although M'rlnR ' poetry I * luimlly chilled with contumely , tlit-ro In no doubt of tlio l > op ularlty of the Knetcr Inyn of Mr . Poultry. Th report llmt Ainbn M < lor llnynrd's denf- rc la incrc.nlnR accounts for lilt Innblltly to hoar the commotion In the national capl tcl. Tlio auprMiincy of cult In nil professions In Iloston Is shown In the recent arrest Of n lixlontM'btirKlar , whose dcprrdntldns In tlio Hack Il y district overshadow Ills literary attainments. Tlio extent to which homo rule dominate * 1 the Now York legislature Is Illustrated lijr n pending Mil granting pcanuttlng privi leges to n political servitor In City Hall lurk , Now York City , f4 A broiuo statue of General ( Irani of heroic slro Is to bo nnvclleil In front tif the Union ii I.or.guo club In Hrooklyn. April 25. Master U. S. Ormit , Kr.in.ljon of the general , hai o unvcllb stntur " Although the lfiNaturo im * mVjoiirned. Kentucky Insists on n front tent In current political Activity. A father , mother find son ore running for office In the town of Car thage. Ohio must look to Its laurels , When nn abstract of the official report of the War department , showing that the United States has ! ) , IG7C9I able-bodied men eligible for military service , reached the other side of the Atlantic , a sentiment In fa vor of a peaceful settlement of the Vcn- ela ( llfllculty gicw us rapidly ns Nebraska corn In July. Governor Hustings of Pennsylvania will tale part In the Aibor day observances at the University of Pennsylvania on April 10. A tree will be planted on the university campus which will bo n uprout of the Penn Treaty olrn , nml will bo presented by Gen eral Pan ! A. Oliver of Wllkcsbarre , who has n trco imy-slx yearn old from n branch of : ho original tro < \ Tlio biggest tip ever bestowed In any hotel In tlio land , so far as known , wan gl\un Thursday to Herbert W. Young , a clerk In the Holland bouse , New York , by C. W. Mayer , a capitalist of Philadelphia , who wat expsctlng n telegram from WashIngton - , Ington as to the success or failure of an Important negotiation. Young knew this and when the message came took It to Mr. Maypr himself. H . told of success and r > $5.000 tip was the result. I1UII.T POll 1.-WX. Philadelphia Ledpjjr : A swell nffalr dried apples and wnter. Yonkori Statesman : Crlia'onbenlc Do you know I'lickorton. the eornotlst ? Ypn.st YPS , bo lives within gun-shot of mo. Crlmsonbeak Well , you must be n fright fully bad shot. Tiuth : Medium The spirit of 'yo'ur ' wlfo wishes lo spcnlc with you. Widower You're n fnklr ; my wlfo never would nsk permission to speak lo me. Chicago Post : "They don't seem to understand the theory of this government In some localities. " "What makes you think co ? " "Why. everv tlmo they get hold of a , coed pair of bellows they think they Imvo discovered material for a congressman. " Cincinnati Enquirer : Ferry Here's n clever trick. A fellow hn i been going- about dlFKUl. ed us a worklnRman nnd car rying a tin dinner pall to enable him to get a chance to steal. HnrKraves It may be a clever trick , but It ain't new. Thn politicians have been working that game for years. Texas Sifter : She You came homo very- oar ly last nlpht , didn't vou ? He I wasn't so late. It was a quarter of twelve. She How dare you tell me such a He ! I was awake when you came horni ? , and It was not a quarter of twelve. It was 3 o'clock. He Well , ain't three a quarter of twelve ? A CALUMNY. WnHhlnKtcvi Slnr. Sack cloth she wore all during Lent , In penllfnco complete. How somber stirh habiliment , For ono so blithely sweet ! Hut 'twas her duty , nnd It grieves Her heart that some should smile And whisper that her sack cloth sleeves Wore large as Is the style. NO CA1IIM3T HIKES. New York Sun. The Indies of the cabinet Ah > weenlnjy briny tears , And sounds llko those of martyrs' cries J Fall on thu nation's cars. A shadow as of blasted hopes Has fallen on their lives. And they regret with might nnd mala That they are cabinet wives. Because , forsooth , the president Has stated Ihat he feels It's not the proper thing for them To ( ly around on wheels. And anything he says must bo The law In Washington ; A slnglo word from hlm's the Ten Commandments bunched In one. Ho knows the streets of Washington Have power to entice The blkesters , till they think they're on The streets of Paradise. And yet , despite this charm , he rays They must not ride. Alack ! Are women cowards , not to lilt The tyrant In the back ? They do not ralfe n hand to strike ! Their courage Is n clam ! Yo cods ! arid do our women think "Sic semper" la a sham ? It must be so. We only heir I These ladles weep nnd wall , AH every woman tamely hangs Her bloomers on u nail. YOUMANS YOUMANS HAT HAT AGENTS AGENTS' M. . THE BEST CLOTHING' 1 Bonrs tlio iinino of HrownlnK. Kliitf & Co. on thu lnuiKor. Not bccmiRO i' wo say no , but bceniiHo wo iniiUo It HO. Tlio llttlo tiling tliut BO to innko iij ) tlio t'xcL'llcneo of a milt of clothes nro Midi IIH don't 8liow on the surface. What ilocn the nvuniKO punum Icuow of Htuyu , linings nnd thread ? They arc component pnrlB of cvury wilt thu vliunp and the costly. If wo were content to Hell thu OUDINAUV CJIHA1' Korts of clothing It would bo Ions oxpcnslvo to close up our factories nnd buy of Jobbers , as KKAItLY ALL retailers do. Nobody supposes that when wo say , for example , $15.00 for u KOitli'iniin'B suit and some one else advertises HoniethliiK of similar deKerlptlon ut $10.00 or $12.00 that you are KohiK to dccldo on thu rulatlvo merits of the two suits on mieli ninvs * paper statements. Wu mention prices usually not so much for com * pnrlson with others as to t'lvo you an Idea of the raiiK'o of our prices , If wo can't show you a good reason for dealing here , of course wo cau'l expect you to come. Itcxpectfully , Browning , King & Co. , Reliable Clothiers , F.uniishers and Hatters , S. W. Cor. 15th mid DougliiH Sta.