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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
n. noanwATun. Editor. PUDMRIIBD cvinr MOIININO. TEIIMS OP BUllSCIlII-riONt Deity neo ( Without Bun < l y ) , Ono Year . 5 M IMIly Her And Sunday , One Ve&r . > 00 BlK Month. , . . . * 04 Three Month * . . . JW Bundny Dec , Ono Yenr . 2 > HntuMny lie ? , On Year . > M Weekly IJto , One Yenr . & Omahn ! The lira IlulldlnR. Bouth Omnhn : Blncer lllk. , Cor. N and 2llh Sts. Council Illurfs : 10 1'fnrl Btreet. Chlcniro Olllce ! 317 Chamber erf Commerce. New York : Itoonm IS. 14 anil IS Tribune UMg. WftthlnKton ! C01 Fourteenth Street counnsi'ONDENcn. All communlcntlonii relating to new * nnd cillto- rlnl matter thoulO be nildroncd : To the Udltor. All huntnros lettem nnd remtttnnces ithould be nddresrcd to The Dee I'ubllshlnff Company , Omaha. Dinfls , checks , express nnd poslonico money orders to be made payable to the order of Ilia company , Tin : nr.u I > UIU.TSIIINO COMPANY. BTATKMKNT OP CinCtUI.ATlON. Btatc of Ncbrnrkn , HoURlaa County , . : Oeoige 11 , Tzuchuck , fccretary of The Hee Tub- HxhlnR Comiiany , belm ; duly ntvorn , enya that the actual number of full nnd complete coplai of The Daily , Morning , livening nnd Sunday lice printed ilurlnB the month of October , 1S37 , was as fol lows : I.rs ilnltictloni for leturncd and uniold copies 92(7 ( Net tntnl nnles C17,1iv > J 't dally nvprnir * 19,5,17 . , oionan : u T sfiiucic. Hworn to before nif nnd Mibtcrllicd In my pres- rnep thin 1st 0iy of November , 1S17. < Sra' ' ) N. 1 * . rniU Notary Public. run nun ox TIIAIXS. All riillroiul iHMVNlioy * nrp NHiillcil | irllh ciiiuiuli Ilccn to iieciiiiiiiiiMliiti * . ovrry iia.s- M'liKor ljo IVIIIIM to rruil n lllMVH ] > llH < r. IllsUI 11)1011 ) liuv- ! " : ' The Hi-o. If you . cailllilt Kot u lice mi a train from the IICWH iiKi'iil , iilcMnc rt'iiiirt lie fiuMlntliiKr ( < ! > Irnlu mill flillroiiil , iu < lie ClrciiliKloii I'l-inii-din-iM of Tlie Ili-f. Tlic HoiIN for Nullon nil ti-itlni. ox IIAVIXIrun nnu. | ) poiIp ) Hiilijocl to llio liublt liitve siilTorc'il a reliijisi' , but the uttacl ; Is not yet serious. Presldt'iit JIcKinlpy Is wrllltis a mcssiiKo , lint it will only com-simml with the IOIIK era of ptosperity ushiTctl In with his adnilnlHlrntion. The Commercial club has not yet or- Knulml Its convention bnroati. Thai ought to come In at least with Its New Year's resolutions , if not soouur. Fuwor Inbor trouble anil more tolliiiR labor on the part of the exposition con tractors woultl suit the exposition stock holders and tin ; public much .butter. With a Nebraska man near the seat of authority in Assistant Secretary of War Muiklojohu the Departm-jnt of the Plattc need not fear stop-child treatment in the War department. Tim council can keep Itself busy every moptiiif , ' lirthu next six months doluj ; nothing but transacting routine busi ness and propariiig Omaha ] ) roporly for oiitui'talninj , ' its exposition year Not content with the progress of the swallowing process , the over-eager popu list spoilsmen are urging that th ? popu lists hasten it on by crawling faster into the capacious maw of tlie democratic or ganization. It Is alleged that London Is no better equipped today for lighting fire than It was two centuries ago. If this is HO London had better wake up and Import a few representatives of the best modern American lire departments. And now the continuance of the bu- bonJc plague in India Is charged to the Hatred monkeys In the temples. The monkey may be a more Important fac tor In human civilization than ho has thus far been given credit for. Our nmhiblc. Bryanllo contemporary Bays It hopts for little from congress. But It may be relied on to feign disap pointment Just the same , no matter what congress * does , Just to have an excuse to continue to rail against tlio repub lican parly. Our local Hryanlte contemporary must not delude Itself Into the Idea that It can convert the Chicago Tribune to free ellver. Unlike the Omaha organ In which Uryan Is a stockholder , the Tribune has no blocks of stock to be unloaded on the silver bulllonatrcs' syndicate. There Is no call for refunding any of the license foes voluntarily paid by the automatic gambling machine operators. Kvcry machine has paid the license fee hack to Its owners twenty times and more and they would gladly double the stake three times over for another three months' lease of llfo for their lawless business. Now that the election Is over Itopro- Bontatlvo Sheldon publicly admits that It was only by a Imlr-bveadth escape that the niiichlne program of forcing the three sliver conventions to agree on u preordained ticket \\xis carried out In tact. During the campaign , It will be remembered , every popocratic loader was loud In assuring the people that there never was the slightest danger of disagreement In the three-ringed fusion circus. The Hawaiian government will soon offer for sale to the highest bidder the crown silver , china and glassware In use during the reign of the Kameha- melm kings ami queens. Itolle hunters liuvo been trying to purclmso those rollia , but the government has sold only. a few of the articles belonging to the royal palace. Tlio Hawaiian govern ment must be very short of funds as we'll as anxious to uuloud Ita debt by tuucxutlou. IIKOAIIUIKO JMUVUJ. Senator Morgan has again given to the public his views \n \ regard to Hawaiian annexation and It la needless to sny that they nro In the same voln as hln previous deliverances on this subject. Hnt thcro are moro fallacies In his latest utterance. The Alabama senator says that "tho Intervention of the British possessions from the straits of Fuca to the northern boundary of Alaska cre ates a powerful reason for our occupa tion of Hawaii , " because If Great Britain should acquire dominion of the Islands and open and fortify I'earl har bor she would , with the co-operation of her military fortress on the Island of Vancouver , cut our coast line In two nnd leave us encumbered with a mass of territory In Alaska whoso defense would be almost Impossible. Perhaps this extraordinary view wan obtained by the senator from some an- negationist In our military or naval service , but however this may be It Is well known that Mr. Morgan Is eter nally haunted by the fear of British de signs against the welfare of this coun try. Now every well-informed person Is aware of the fact , that Great Britain has never shown a desire to possess the Hawaiian Islands nnd with her knowl edge of' the position of this country respecting those Islands there Is hardly a possibility that she would over at tempt to acquire dominion there. Great Britain understands the fact that the Monroe doctrine extends to Hirwnltnnd that the United States would resist any attempt on the part of that country or any other nation to acquire dominion of that territory. Japan also understands this. It Is utterly fallacious , therefore , to assume that there Is any danger from Great Britain or from any other source If the United States should not annex Hawaii. It Is not even necessary to the security of the Islands against foreign dominion that we should proclaim a protectorate over them , for our attitude respecting them affords all the protec tion they require. Another fallacy is In regard to the commercial advantages to be secured through annexation. Inasmuch prac tically all the trade of the Islands Is now with the Unlk'd Slates It Is not ap parent how anything would be gained commercially by making them a part of our territory. American capital Is as free to go to Hawaii now as it would be with annexation and probably just as safe. It is assumed that if the Islands be came American territory they would rapidly develop , but it is not easy to see why tlie transfer of possession should materially improve their attractiveness as a place of legitimate Investment. It is quite probable that annexation would be followed by a considerable emigra tion of Americans to Hawaii , but It Is by no moans certain that this would greatly advance the material develop ment of the islands. | Senator Morgan says the Islands as a national possession would richly reward us for an expenditure of ? 100,000,000. It Is highly probable that the ultimate cost of annexing this remote territory would be n great deal more than that munlllcent sum , but where the rich re ward would come from Is not apparent The fact is that the American people would undoubtedly llnd these Islands a constant charge upon the national treasury , 'a drain that would Increase from year to year , to be provided for out of the pockets of the people of this country. Tlie present government of Hawaii cannot obtain sulllcient revenue to meet expenses and has been steadily Increasing its debt So far as the pay ment of taxes Is concerned the situation would probably be worse with annexa tion than it now is. As to the opinio1of \ Senator Morgan regarding the adaptability of tlie native Hawalltins for American citizenship It Is by no means conclusive. It may be true that they are better adapted than the Indians , Mexicans anil Alaskans , but that does not furnish a valid reason for taking under our care : ? 1,0000 Kanakas. Having taken some bad elements Into our population It does not follow that we should go on doing so. WITH 1MPRIIIA6 UOXSENT. It appears that the British government Is expected to glvo its consent to the In ternational commission suggested by Canadian otllclals to consider pending questions between the Dominion and the United States. This Is to bo regarded as another striking Indication of the disposition of the Imperial government to favor to the fullest extent the wishes of Its North American dependency. In recent years Canada has not failed In any Important respect to obtain from the British government whatever It de sired , whether the conservative or the liberal party was In power In the Do minion. Thus It has enjoyed practical Independence nnd this condition , there Is no reason to doubt , will continue. The wisdom of this policy Is obvious. It appeals- tlie loyalty of the people and tends to retard the growth of the sentl- ment of Independence which Is enter tained to some extent among Canadians. In the event of our government agree ing to a commission , which it seems probable will bo done , It Is understood that It will require that negotiations shall be conducted only with the authorized representatives of the British govern ment In other words It Is the purpose of this government to recognize the Im perial character of the negotiations. There can be no Canadian commission and nobody representing Canada can conduct negotiations with the United States government. The arrangement for the commission must bo made between - tweon thu governments of Great Britain and the United States. Of course this Is necessary to any practical result , since our government could not deal , except Informally , with colonial otllclals , but thcro Is probably no reason why the British government may not designate one of these olllcluls , Premier Laurlor , for instance , as ono of Its ifpredentii- tlves in a commission. The indications are that the proposed commission will bo created. Our gov ernment nppeara to be favorable to It and if the British government shall make no objection the questions between the United States and Canada which need dottlciucut may be taken up for consid eration by .representatives of the Brltlnh and American government early lu the new year , If not sooner. THE STOCK QROWKl\S' \ CONVKNT10X. The call for the national convention ot stock growers to be held In Denver com mencing January - , " > next Is stilllclently broad to admit to pauticlpatlon In the convention nil who are In any way In terested In raising , marketing or selling live stock. The governors of states have been Invited to scud representatives and delegates will also represent local stock associations and exchanges or cities and states. In addition It is announced that all who are engaged In the stock busi ness will bo welcome. | The occasion for this national conven tion and Its purpose are well presented In the call. "The live stock Industry of America , " Is tlio language used , "and particularly of the United States , has lately experienced a revival. With that revival It Is discovered that the busi ness Is entering upon a new era. Old methods are giving way to modern Ideas and systems. The territory once de voted to the range has yielded to the man with the hoc , and the stock from the western ranges now stop In the corn- Holds to fatten before going to market. All this Is comparatively new and 1ms brought growers face to face with new conditions. Tills being so , It Is of the ut most Importance that those Interested should get together and discuss these questions. This has created a strong sentiment among stock raisers that the Influence of a centralizing association representing every branch of the Indus try will promote and bring Into closer re lationship the common Interests , whether of the owner of a small herd of flue stock on tlie Atlantic coast or tiic man who controls thousands cattle , horses or sheep on the western plains. " | The organization of n national associa tion of stock growers upon this high plane ought to result lu Inestimable good to the Industry -which has long slnco out grown Its former narrow confines. But In order to realize the most from such an organization unusual care must be taken to keep Its true objects In view , strictly avoiding political influences and the petty ambitions and sclllsb Interests of Individual members. Tlie association must not be permitted to become a mere railroad annex nor an organization to endorse the aspirations of ambitious members for political preferment. The delegates to the convention In Den ver should be representative of the stock- growing interests of the whole country and arrangements should then and there be perfected for another and grander convention to be held in Omaha during the exposition year. Colorado has done well to Inaugurate the movement nnd Nebraska should take pleasure In helpIng - Ing it to success. ' UOW TI1K FAKEltY WORKS. Here Is what may be expected as a double-spaced sensation in the Omaha Fakery before another week rolls by : "Foul Plot Frustrated ! President Me- Klnlcy's Life Saved by the Omaha Police ! ! What Threatened to Be a Na tional Calamity Averted by the Timely Tip of a Fakery Reporter ! ! ! ! " "A burly negro named John Dynamite was arrested by the ex-chief of detectives yesterday. The charge placed against his name on the blotter was merely drunk and disorderly. It was found , however , that he had In his possession an ugly looking cap , tightly fitted over n. loaded head. When arrested he mut tered something about stealing a ride to Washington and killing everybody lu sight. He was pointed out to the. police by the special Fake reporter of the Omaha Fakery in the very act ot emerg ing from a dark alley and It Is plain that but for the courageous action of the daring Fakir a frightful catastrophe would have been imminent , in which President McKinley might have lost his life. It is believed tlio negro had white accomplices , but there is no evidence of anything of the kind. The police say they were not afraid to arrest the negro , although they knew there was something explosive about him , having had con- slderable experience with him as a chronic but Inoffensive vag. " The German agrarians are having dif ficulty keeping their new anti-option law In working order. Under this law the bourses In the leading commercial cities were either closed or put under govern ment control with strict regulations. Option selling ceased and all trading was for cash. This had the effect of limiting the number of traders and forcing them to require larger margins of prollt In order to meet possible losses , with the general result of lowering prices of farm produce In the Interior. This was not what was wanted under the now law and the farmers have com plained bitterly. More recently a num ber of traders have combined to do business lu the old way Independent of the bourses or exchanges under govern ment regulation and the courts have sustained their position of Independence. The present unsatisfactory status of the light against option selling would Indi cate that the agrarians will have to take a new tack. The Thanksgiving proclamations of Governor PIngree of Michigan nnd Governor Stephens of Missouri arc In part identical lu their wordIng - Ing , and busybodles are trying to flnd out which one is guilty of plagiarizing. Tlio Missouri proclama tion was issued llrst , but It Is claimed on behalf of the Michigan governor that he permitted the secretary of state to prepare - pare his proclamation , nnd that the sec retary used a form which he had pre pared for a former governor. So up to date both Plngreo and Stephens are still under the sumo cloud. ' An incident occurred In San Francisco a week ago Sunday night that moved the Oakland Tribune to ask. where all the poets are , slnco a prettier subject for the nuisn was never furnished. The sexton of Westminster Presbyterian church , a man 70 years old , rang the flrst bell at 7:15 : p. m. , summoning the faithful to worship. At 7:45 : the second bell should have been rung. All was silent in the belfry though , and some of tlio congre gation cllmbedi Into the loft to see what was Iho trouble. They found the BOX- * ton seated on ° ? i chair dead. Ho had bin open watch ( jj , ofio hand , whllo his stif fened fingers clutched the rope with the other. Ho ha'passed , ) ! away between the lime set for thovflrst nnd second mini- mons. " c Nebraska people and especially those living In Omaha will have an oppor tunity to dl pldy the comlly which should exist b'ctvfcon neighboring states In connection' With the Thanksgiving foot ball contest oetwcen the teams rep resenting the universities of Nebraska and Iowa. The championship game will for the flrst tlmo , be played In Iowa In stead of Nebraska but that fact should only stimulate an exhibition of reci procity for past favors In the way of at tendance by Iowa people when the gauie was played In Nebraska. The Univer sity of Iowa has a high standing In ed ucational circles and every dlsimslUon toward co-operation on behalf of tlie two states should receive hearty encour agement In Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal , us usual , shows Its Innate hostility to Omaha by telling Its readers tlmt the Interstate Commerce commission In the bridge arbitrary case could not flnd anything In tho'bridge tolls that savored of discrimination against Omaha Jobbers and that the latter had no grounds what ever for instituting the proceed ings. Both the majority and minority opinions distinctly admit that there Is discrimination against Omaha on the part of the railroads , but the majority tries to excuse It on the plea that It is not unjust discrimination. But the Lincoln sheet that appeals to Omnha merchants for patronage will continue to jab the knife into them on every pos sible occasion. Despite all predictions to the contrary the Uusklu co-operative colony in Ten nessee is proving successful. The colony has boon doing business three years and the number of persons there now num bers 220 , representing many nationali ties. The members nro well satisfied with the colony life and in general the colony Is growing In strength and useful ness. But where ono such colony has been successful there are hundreds Unit have failed and it Is yet too curly to say that the Buskin colony has solved the problem of "plain living and high think ing. " A relief expedition lias been sent to the Artie ocean to rescue the ice-bound whalers. It is all very well for the United States government to use the ves sels of the navy > in charitable and hu manitarian Work , but as a matter of fact the whalers knew of the danger they rushed into and are not deserving of much sympathy because they failed to provide for tlibir ' 6wn relief. The whal ers should be brought back home and then be served with notice that this will be the last time. Notwithstanding an increase of per cent lu Hie bank clearings for Salt Lake City for ? the week the Tribune of that city declares ! the Increase ot busi ness "Is in no way in evidence as a practical fact , though there Is no doubt that in some lines of business1 there has been an improvement over last year. " Where prosperity receives no more cheery welcome than this there is sure to be delay In its coming. The expert who is said to have found so much money for the city which the city authorities knew nothing about ought to be In great demand by needy Individuals who would like to embark on a voyage of discovery in search of some of their own lost assets. The Sioux City man who fell heir to a fortune by the death of a long lost niece In Spain has proceeded far enough in the work of collecting the fortune to learn that he is not the first man from whom the sumo gang of swindlers tried to get money for proving up the claim. European diplomats are again talking about a naval demonstration in the Dardanelles to awe the sultan and com pel him to do the right thing In Crete. This looks bad for the Cretans , If not for the Turk- . tinAVorlil'H Onlcty. Chicago Tlmos-IIcralJ. Sovereign saya ho will bo elected president of the United ( States In 1900 as the candldato of the allied labor forces. And yet iMark Twain said the ether day that there were only fifty good Jokes In all history. ty In Omaha. lloston Trnscrlpt. Congressman Mercer of Nebraska says business in that state Is booming , farmers are prospering , and there Is plenty of em ployment In Omaha shops and factories for all men willing to work. As 'Nebraska ' Is Jlr. Dryan's state , all liopo Its people In their activity will not fall to note that free coinage - ago did not como and business revival did. Ai'tlvK ) " < > f " " ' Hi'inocrn tin AVIinlu. Globe-Democrat. The Nebraska populist leader who says his party has 'been ' swallowed by the demo crats tolls the truth , of course. Hut the swal lowing Is not as recent a performance as ho thinks. It started several years ago , when Weaver's old friend and supporter In 1892 , William J. nryafl , Logan to bo recognized as a democrat. Tbekfact tliatinryan calls him self a democrat , aiyl doubtless actually be lieves that bo Is .one , shows that there is no longer any need for1 having any party unJor the populist naliib ! ' I.oniliin'H Pin' Uciiiirtiiifiit. MHMihUea Wisconsin , I ondon seems to bo as far behind with her flro department , as she Is to the fore In point of population , Thcro Is some thing ludicrous , | i/i / .this paragraph In regard - gard to the origin of the $16,000,000 flro. "A constable who first detected the flames blow his whistle loudly fpr assistance , but several minutes elapsed , before the alarm was heard by any of his comrades. So soon as assist ance reached him the olllcer was dispatched to summon tbo ilrq brigade. Dut hero again there was unafto'uptablo delay of twenty minutes before thrf first englno arrived. " Vuluiof a Human I. Iff. 1'lilloUelphla Bulletin. A Now York jury has taken advantage of the abolition of the state restriction abolish ing the $5,000 limit on human life. The widow ot a man mangled and killed by a railway has Just recovered $65,000. In sev eral cases where grievous wounding was shown , equally substantial verdicts have boon given. The desirable effect of this will be an effort on the part ot the railways to safeguard the lives of passengers. That end has been attained to almost a perfect de gree on iKuropeati railways. It Is very rarely that human life is taken on the rail ways of Europe' . When It Is , besides the dam. ages awarded the victims , the directors or management are liable for civil action , and la ovcry ccso made to suffer. IOWA AT TIIIB nXl'OSITJON. Creston Many of the Iowa papers under the lead ership ot the Hoglator nnd Oato City nro opposing the appropriation which will be asked of the next legislature for the ( Uirpoto of an Iowa exhibit at the Omaha exposition next your. Yet , oftor all , what reasonable objection can thcro bo to the project , pro vided It Is not extravagant ? In what line could the istato make an Investigation more likely to redound to the credit or Iowa and Its material welfare ? It Is qulto Into that the state lias nothing to Invest foolishly , lh.it the policy of economy Is quite the best ono that the state can follow , but the returns to Iowa from the exposition promlso to bo creator than to any other state. Nine-tenths of those from abroad who attend the exposi tion will traverse Iowa , ns about that proportion tion of the foreign attendance will como from the cast. To bo sure , the best exhibit Iowa can have Is her own fair Rolf , but It what Is euro to bf a favorable Impression In ( hit regard Is followed and strengthened by a creditable display at the exposition of lown Industries , resources and possibilities wo rco no reason why the results should be not only satisfactory but Inviting to every tiro- ccedlng necessary to that purpose , Including a liberal appropriation. The Omaha exposi tion Is going to ho a success. H Is the only exposition upon a magnificent scnlo that tlio west has over had. Iowa people certainly wish the city of Omaha well In this crcat enterprise , and they are willing that tin ; state should do everything In reason to push this good thing along dcEnlto the efforts of the dear old Register and the highly esteemed Qato City. Council mutts Nonpareil. The attempt has been made to arotlso proiu- dlco against any further appropriation for tlio making of a creditable showing of Iowa at the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition , and ono of thu chief weapons tmed by the opposition has been that the exposition management Insisted on charging Iowa o heavy rental for Its space. That weapon has been knocked out of the hands of the opposition as the result of a conference held yesterday , In which Iowa was ably represented by ex-Governor S. I ) . Packard , as a member of the Iowa board , and n a special committee appointed for that purpose. Satisfactory arrangements were concluded by which Iowa can have all that It demands and thcro Is no occasion for hearing further of this objection. Now that the way Is cleared so far as It can bo by the exposition managers , and Iowa Is given what Its commissioners have asked for , there simply remains the question as to how the state will Improve the oppor tunity thus afforded to show Itself In tlio eyes of the world. Thus far but $10,000 has been appropriated , this sum being deemed sufficient for the preliminary needs and It being understood at the tlmo It was made that If the plans developed to the promised proportions Iowa would spend enough moro to make Its showing a proportionately cred itable one. The plans have developed and are still developing , and they have been car ried out already to such an extent as to give ample assurance that the exposition Is to be oven greater than Its projectors dreamed. It Is nonsense to talk about Iowa making a showing on the appropriation already made. Iowa might better not make the pretense of a showing than to attract attention to Its humiliation by a niggardly display of Us wonderful achievements and resources. The only objection of Importance Is that based upon the condition of the state's finances , but such an appropriation should not be looked upon as an expenditure for today , but for an Investment for tomorrow. That the re turns , though Indirect , will prove a rich divi dend to this state there Is no doubt. Iowa can well afford to make this Investment , and can 111 afford not to make It. There has been much talk about the state's llnanccs during the campaign and the opponents of the present administration have sought to Impress the people with the alarming condi tion of Iowa's strong box. The fact Is that Iowa has not a dollar of bonded Indebtedness , and that Its floated one Is a bagatelle com pared with the wealth of the state. It can bo cleared away within two years without burdening any ono or following any niggardly policy. With an honest and economical ad ministration , such as Is assured by tbo party pledges and the endorsement of the voters , Iowa has no excuse for alarm and no Justi fication In stinting Us expenditures for neces sary and beneficial purposes , Davenport Republican. The Republican does not have any doubt that when the legislature looks fully Into iho matter and has had tlmo to gain an expression from the people , proper and sufficient funds will bo provided to make such an exhibit as will bo to Iowa's advantage. In any case the exhibit will have to be raado largely at private expense , but thcro can be no doubt of the advantage the state as a whole will gain from partlcl- pitlon In on Industrial and , educational event of so much Importance as the Transmlssls- slppl Exposition. It has been conceded that England's great Industrial prog , ress Is largely duo to the quick ening of her commercial Interests and the awakening of her Industrial elements by the Crystal Palace , which was Inaugurated by I'rlnco Albert. It Is thought by some his torians that the maU significant event in Queen Victoria's reign was this same Indus trial fair and exhibit known as the Crystal Palace , really the flrst of the great Inter national fairs which are so conspicuous a feature of the modern world. Anything which adds to the Increase of town's industrial and commercial Interests Is greatly to bo desired. It la certainly much better to expend money In furthering Industrial conditions than In making large provision for a class which must bo sup ported at the public expense. The. Republican would not for a moment underrate any phil anthropic movement , but certainly nothing Is more calculated to bettor the condition of the people and prevent pauperism and crime than to open up avenues for the In crease of trade at homo and abroad. HAWAIIAN ANXUX.VTIOX. Philadelphia Record : Senator Morgan finds satisfaction In the fact tlmt there are no snakes In Hawaii. Nevertheless , the wrig gling and slimy annexation Job Is a snake that ought to lo scotched. lloston Herald : The gainers by annexa tion would bo an exceedingly clover group of speculators who have Interests In Hawaii , Interests which hav'o not the capitalized value that they might have If the Islands wcro made a part of the United States , and the permanent free- entrance of Hawaiian products to the American market could he certainly counted upon , These Interested In dividuals have stirred up this matter ; they have chosen a tlmo when the movement tits In somewhat with the tninslent popular craze , and have also been fortunate In the friendly pattonaga of a number of the United States senators. Wo trust , however , In spite of statements to the contrary , that tbo number of these senators does not mount up to the two-thirds needed to confirm the treaty , Louisville Courier-Journal : "The expert opinion on leprosy , " cays a contemporary , "la that climate Is no barrier to Its exten sion , and that It flourishes qulto no well In cold countries as In warm countries. In other words , If wo were to annex the scourge by annexing Hawaii It would find as favor able a field among the 70,000,000 of our people as It finds among the 100,000 men- grols of the Hawaiian Islands. " And with the greater Intercommunication wo should have with Hawaii as an American territory or state there Is no doubt that wo should Import the Islands' leprosy. Hut then , say our annexatlonl&ts , If wo do not annex the leprosy of Hawaii some other nation will ; which , of course , settles the question. Wo can not submit to any other power annex ing the leprosy within 2,500 miles of our shores. Tlio DollIlPiiiltllc. | . Philadelphia Iteconl. President Dele of the Hawaiian republic has admitted that his government would not bo able much longer to sustain Itself with out external aid , and that this Is the main reason for the annexatjonlst propaganda. About 00 per cent of the Hawaiian popula tion Is hostile to annexation ; and U Is fair to assume that In the absence of any agita tion by Interested parties at Honolulu the Mist majority cf the American people would have remained utterly Indifferent to the Issue. It coemi , therefore , that 70,000,000 Americans ore to have an lll-assqrtrd mlx- turo of 90,000 Polynesians , Asiatics and Europeans thrust upon them merely because the proceeding would servo the Interest of a minority of 10.000 Hawaiian annexatlon- Ists. A bettor exampleof the tall wagging the dog could not bo found it ) the pages ot history SPAIN ANU TUB UMTKU STATUS. Washington Star : Spanish cdltora mo qtmrrollnB over Woylor so bitterly Hint n cnallnigo has passed. The general scorns to have lost none of his UlontB for keeping himself out of tlio nren.i of real combat. Now York Mall and Express : Blanco has carried his policy of Cuban pacincntlon along to n point where ho Is now calling for volun teers to put down the war. It looks some what no though Blanco were after nil merely a vest-pocket edition of Woylor. Philadelphia Record : The rclcaeo of tlio Competitor prisoners by the Spanish govern- mcnt Is the most politic act It has authorized elnco It undertook to suppress tlio rebellion In Cuba. To disarm or weaken hostility In the United States nothing can bo eo effective as a demonstration on the part of tlio Span- lards that they nro strong enough to be lenient. Chicago Tribune. Another reason why there will bo no war between the United States and Spain may bo found In the news that Spain ernes $1,200,000 to the contractors who have been furnishing flour and biscuits to the troops In Ctfba and has notice that unless something Is Immediately paid on account supplies will bo stopped , How can i bankrupt engage In a war that would cost untold millions ? If over a nation was bankrupt Spain Is now. It Is deeply In debt to creditors on every hand , and It has noth ing on which It can raise more money , There la no danger that It will think ol goingto war with the United States or any other power. H Is much nioro likely to be 1 the midst of .1 revolution before the ycai Is out. Globe-Demonrat : Spain's release of the Competitor's prisoners Is another trlumpli for the administration. The Inlllctlon of f death ecntcnco on these men would bo fai moro agreeable to the feelings of Spain1 : government and populace , thrri their llbera. tlou , but pressure from Washington hat forced this concession. The pressure was not directed to the Competitor prisoners' ' case In particular , nor was It directed apilnst Weyler's retention. H was aimed at Spain's general methods In the prosecu. tlon of the war , and It brought good result ! In these as In other Instances" . These arc triumphs for the McKlnloy admlnfvtratlor for which friends of liberty all over the world are grateful. Buffalo Express : An Interesting feature of this case Is that the Competitor Is the only flllhustcrlng vessel which the Spaniards have captured during the whole course of the Insurrection , and that was not taken till after Ita cargo had been landed and Its mis chief done. The State department might well call the attention of the Spanish cabi net to this when It la complaining of negli gence on tlio part of the United States In preventing the departure of expeditions. The coast of Cuba Is much shorter than that of the United States. Spain claims to have n navy very nearly equal to ours an-d certainly l.as much moro Interest In stopping filibuster ing. If Spain has been able to capture but a slnglo expedition , she should not bo too Indignant with the United States for not stopping moro than a dozen or eo. Philadelphia Times : Spain's new admin istration Is evidently rnxious to leave no cause of friction with the United States that can bo removed. The release of the Competitor prisoners Is In line with this general policy , and there Is reason to expect an abrogation of various decrees of the Weylor rule that were especially obnoxious. These and such like specific sources of Irri tation , while they have often threatened dls. turl/incc , do not really go very far Into the heart of the Cuban question. It Is the con dition , that gives rlso to these Incidents and that has endured so long without pro&- pect of Improvement that tries the patience of the United States. Our government cer tainly has never sought occasions of oltense and has carefully abstained from giving any. Out whether this attitude can bo Indefi nitely maintained will probably depend upon events that are not under diplomatic con trol. I'CIISO.VAI * AMI OTIIKIIWISU. .Tho marquis of Salisbury has been In official life about forty-four years. Captain H. G. Bates of the lAmorlcan Vol unteers was a bugler in the army and blow the rally and charge on Sheridan's famous twcntl-mlle ride. Colonel Ilobert J. Jngersoll , the great ag nostic , says of Senator Hanna : "I have never heard a. word against Mr. Hanna except from the other side. " Ibsen has decided to abandon Norway and Is going to Berlin to attend the celebrations fn commemoration of his birthday. There after ho will live In Germany. Some hint ofJtho extent and splendor ol the Paris exposition of 1900 Is given by the announcement that the French government will spend at least $20,000,000 on the affair. Mmo. Nordica recently had an expensive gown rulnod .by . the dirt on the stage of the Auditorium in Chicago and declares that the next time she sings thcro she will wear a .bicycle suit. Press dispatches from New York announce that ono Klrki appeared In court as a pris oner dressed In black frock coat , yellow waistcoat , striped black and white trousers , and patent leather shoes , tbo uppers of which matched the trousers. And yet the name dispatches stated his offense was a mystery. Count Tolstoi , about whoso health dis quieting reports reached this country not long slnco , has completely recovered. Next spring ho Intends to undertake a journey of about two years' duration , In the course of which ho will visit the great cities of the Old and Now worlds apparently , therefore , planning to visit this country. It Is also said that ho has finished two short novels drawn from the llfo of the Russian aristocracy " tocracy and from that of tlio peasantry. YAXKI3E WllIXICI.US. SlciiillljIiivnilliiK' mill Overcoming St. I/nils aioIDcmocrnt. . The London Telegraph , which Is not much given to praising American characteristics or devices , dovotcs a column leader to the Into George M. Pullman , whom It pronounces ono of the foremost benefactors In the field of Invention. Mr. Pullman , It says , "was not what the world calls a great man , yet millions now and millions yet to como will him ) reason to bless the Ingenuity of ono to whom they owe all the difference between pleasure and discomfort In traveling. " Europe Is now well acquainted with the Pull man car. It reached London In 1875 , followed In 1S78 by the dining car , and now , as the Telegraph exults , "wo have corridor car riages , not only for first-clats , but for third class. " The corridor car Is simply the Amor- lean passenger coach with which tlila coun try has been familiar for fifty years. It has been long In ivachlng England , but the bare-i ness of compaitmciit cars , In uddltlon to their pcultlvo danger when two or three unac quainted passengers wcro locked up together , have made them deservedly unpopular. Sleeping cars of the American pattern are now common on the continent , and a Journey can bo made without change from northern P mice or Gcimany to St. Petersburg , Mad rid or Constantinople. In the life of Tenny son recently published the pnot. In a letter speaks of an English railway trip In 1840 , In which ho traveled third class In "a carriage entirely open without seats , nothing but a r.ill or two across It , something Ilko pens for cattle. " Tennyson compared It to flying , and It must have been so In the matter of ex posure. Tbo London paper bpeaka almost with enthusiasm of tlio evolution of tlio Pullman system , reaching at length "tho magnificent palace car , In which , besides dining rooms and Bleeping cars , the trav eler enjoys the luxury of bath rooms , a Imrlier'n alic-p , and even a wull-furnUhed library. " At the moment this tribute appears In Lon don the Dublin papers are greatly occupied with the conversion of the horse-power street railways In that city Into electric lines. The company controlling the ruada hau an agent In this country who has purchased - chased electric machinery for $720,000 , at a Having of from $100,000 to J 150,000 over the proposals made by English manufacturers. Nearly $2,000,000will , 'be ' Hpcnt In this change of systems , and It Is stated that "as fast as the materials como forward from America It will equip the whole of the city , " It seems strange to read that Americana are fit ting out street railways In Dublin , but Lon don and other European cities are our cus tomers la this direction as well. Wo have solved for Europe tbo problem of railway passenger cars , sleeping cars and electric railways , and arc called In to .build and equip the latter because our work Is better and cheaper. The American inventor and the American manufacturer are entorlDg upon a cosmopolitan era. TOI.II OUT ov uoiutr. "I'm exempt from Jury duly. " "On what ground7" "Can't hear both sides. " "How's tho-lT" "Deaf In ono ear. " Brown Como/ now , do you believe that It Is possible for a lawyer to Icll the truthT ijawycr Plccso Oh , yca.'l suppose > ; but why should thcro bo any necessity tor U7 Undo Cicero Jones , an Atlanta darkey , xrat recently brought .before n Justice of the pcaco for stealing a turkny , Tlio cvldchco showed 'that the turkey had roosted on Cicero's fence and that Ita head and feathers were found concealed In his house the next day. In testifying In hh own bohilf the court asked him to explain that point. "Yo sen lieali , Jcdgo , It's dls a way. I Joan ft deny tucking do 'turkey , but he roosted on dat fence a long tlmo. Ho wus n tres passer an" I Jut tuck him fur do rent of my fence. " * "Kvcn Dr. Tanner might not be ablp to endure a fast so long i > s might be ; ho time required to collect the accounts of dcutli'B , " says 'tho opinion hi another case holding that n dentist was justified In abandonltm employment for default In lujlng his monthly salary , although the employer contended tint It had ample resources "coimlstlng largely of good account ; , but to press collections would , or might , lose custom , " The lawyers had badgered the Juror nearly to death with questions when the judgn finally took him In hand , relates the Chicago Post. "You say you never heard of this case , " said the judge. "Nary a word of It , Jedgc , till 1 came Into the court room , " wus the reply. "And you don't know cither the plaintiff or the defendant ? " "Never see either of 'cm afore today. " "Do you know either of the attorneys ? " "Thank heaven , no. " "Any of the witnesses ? " "Nary one. " "Would ycu bo prejudiced by the religious belief ov nationality of cither party to the suit ? " "Not a bit. " "Then I should think jou ought to bo able to glvo a fair and Impartial hearing to the evidence and render a verdict In accordance with It without fear or favor. " "Jcdgo , OB things stand now I kin do that very same thing , but I'm ofeard of what may happen. " "What can happen that will affect your Judgment ? " "Well , jodge , " explained the Juror , turning to the court somewhat confidentially , "If the lawyers bthavo themselves I'll bo n crackerJack - Jack Juror but It's my experience In these hero cases that ono or the other of 'om usually works In some smart tricks that makes mo so hoppln' mad all the way through that It warps my Jcdgment , an' then It Jest comes natural for mo to watch out for a good clmnco to give him the worst of It , and I ain't no kind of n juror to sit In that cuso. It you'll jest HCO that the lawyers don't work lu any blamed foolishness to rile me I reckon you'll find I'm about as good a Juror as you'll find anywheres In this country ; otherwise I ain't fit to rass Jedgmcnt on who owns a sllco of apple plo. " TAUT TAICU-OKPS. G'.obc-Dcinocrat : First Old Soldier There's something familiar about that woman's face. Second Old Soldier That's so. I gutss It's po.Mler. Ciovehind Plain Dealer : "Well , there Is ono good thing about foot ball , iinyuuiy. ' "Well , what Is It ? " . , "You never heard ot a foot ball player having appendicitis. " Chicago News : No wonder the or-ean wives get angry when the wind Is con tinually blowing them up. Indianapolis Journal : "Would you bo mean eiioiifti.i to plvo a bad. piece ot money to a. blind man ? " "Of course ; ho can pass It off with a. bet ter conscience than I can. " Detroit News : "And yet , " observed the optimistic tragedian , "thero nro certain ad vantages In playing one-night stands. "Yes , you don's sea wliat the newsiKipera say about you In the morning. ' Washington Star : "What did Joslar nay to you In his letter ? " inquired Mr. Corn- "IIo' said ho thought some of lo.irnln' to " his wife. be a draftsman , replied "ll'm. I reckon that explains .why ho has chad so much to say 'bout mo belpin lilin raise the wind. " Judge : Stranger ( In ArknnEas-So ) the poor fellow swore tlmt he didn't steal the horse , nnd after you'd lynched him jou founa out he'd told the truth about It ? Storekeeper-Yes ; and the coroner was right smart puzzled for a spell what kind of a verdict to bring In , but ho ilnally culled t "u case of stretching tlio truth , " and let It go at that Detroit Journal : Wealth may not buy Amoavon Busklrkwas born with a sil ver hpoon In her mouth , yet contentment waa " 'why3'wasn't it an oyster fork ? " ho mused , gloomily , gnzlng out upon n world that seemed altogether dark and cheerless. THI3 MAIDEN'S PRAYER. Denver Tost. 'Oh ' , send me wings 'to soar away ! " the maiden loudly sang , And pounded the piano keys until the echoes 'Oh ' , 'sc'nd' mo pinions whlto ns sno.v , and I Will plumn any flight celestial do- Unto the storied kingdom of The tortured neighbors nil around who heard Had iifMiccii'wIsl.Ini , ' Him were .at the bottom But ' their eyes aloft and CrleaWouht m'tonlUo ' "supplant ring. "Kind heaven , hear her prayer ! ' I1ITTV. .MODKH.V MMXSTHll'S Modern Society. Ho may not tool his four-in-hand , Nor tandem team , with notion grand , Hut If his way In llfo ho's made Iy driving of his lawful tnido He'll do for mo ! Say ho bo not a pact rare , Nor actor gtiy mul debonair : No matter ; If his lines bo cast In pleasant places , sum to last Ho'll do for mo ! His clothes may bo unknown to Poole , Ills lw.t-fUltci | shabby as u niloi , Yet If with pluck ho make-ibis suit , And only comes to mo to do t llo'll do. for me ! Ills manners mayn't bo Vcrn-do-Vo-M , Nor form Apollo Hclvldnro ; Hut If In nltrato , HtoeKH or "la Ho'a Hiifely made. Mt little pile Ho'll do for mol CHEERFULNESS. Ulrtli- \Vltlllll hot dry , l I'lwrant raid , or Anv dny wet or . toAnVtlforouKhly healthy man or womu , , W. hiuo within ouiaelu-B the 'owe/v' ° , ' " ' , , ' " ! ( JKSSiWl. here , for when ono U perfectly | .ose.l. . | i-hy.- enlly uml mentally , the day. . RO liy n rtriora of comfort whether they lie ilJrK or Bunny Our Koal hould he health. Mental health Is ix Mronn clement to liilim' about | ili > skill MB li , 1ml III heiillh cnn ho , uncl IB , set up by ine us * of clemenlH cMitnlnwl In fi i-l n"il < 1nk that do not conform to the wontB of Nnture Wo arc Inclined to the u o of iinrcollr nna their ileailenlnu or stimulants for temporary nulckenlnir of the nervous tiyaem nnrt lh lll-"r . | ' but lluiiu unnaturiil thliiRa brim ? ubout nermi | comllllom ; f r Inntnnce , the pulse of th corree drinker or tolmroo utcr iihowi ) ileranKern'-nt. dtlier little or great , 08 the heurt. ThU troubl * U orcllnorlly coupled with etomuch or om ( | other ullllcullleB. . . , Tlio onen who nee clearly the nuvnnuiKP ' " liunlneim , home or noclcty , of a perfect comlltl'in ' tit mfntal uml i > liy lcul health , will not rumln" urglnK to have them iibamlon articles of loon or drink that prevent th * accompllilinitnt of wo de lreil enil , The leavlnn ) off of coffee for ten day una in uno of 1'odutn rood Coffeu In III rtenil will ilemonntrate the value of tliu ul > " > vu cUKKfotlon nnil the fact tlmt 1'oxtum furnlnhe bialn unit body wlUi well ( H > lcute < l road c-leinenlii which PH to rebulM the dally dlilntcKratlon , while at Urn ame time 1'oatum furnUhex a d > > llcl"U * IjovL-raKu If one IHI imrllcular to know tliat after bolllntr commence ! , ItU allowed to contlnua iDlllnic for fifteen minutes. ThU l neccnary la obtain the footl elements and the proper tonic. I'oitum Is the only Cereal ( Xiffee yet < 1I > > covtreJ , with a coffee test * , that la pure ana free from low grade coffi * or other druc * .