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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
E. ROSEWATHR , Editor. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TBIIMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : Dally Bco ( Without Sunday ) . One Year.JS.O Dally Bee and Sunday , Ono Year 8.0 Klx Months 4.0 Thrco Months 2.0 Hunday UPC , Ono Year 2' " Saturday Hoc One Year 1.5 Weekly lice , Ono Year ( < OFFICES. Omaha : The Bee Bulldlnc. South Omaha : Sinter Block , Corner I and Twenty-fourth Streets. Council Bluffs : 10 t'oarl Street. Chicago Office : C02 Chamber of Com merco. Now York ! Temple Court. Washington : 501 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. AH communications relating to news oni editorial matter should bo addressed : Ti the Editor. Editor.BUSINESS LETTERS. All business tetters and remittance should bo addressed to The Bee Publlshlni Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , cxpres and postofllce money orders to bo mail Payable to the order of thp company. THE DEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska. Douglas County , ss : George B. Tzschuck , secretary of The Be Publishing company , being duiy sworr nays that the actual number of full nm complete copies of The Dally. Morning Evening nnd Sunday Bee , printed durlni the month of August , 1S08 , was as follows GEORGE B. TZSCUtJCK. Sworn to before me and subscribed li my presence thla 1st day of September ISO ? . N. P. FEIL , Notary Public. , WELCOME TO TUB IJEE BUILDING So vlnltor to Onniliii find the cxpunltloii Mioulil KO toviiy without limin-ctlllK TIio Ilcc iMilldlUK * theInrKCBt ncw - jmiter liullilliiK I" America , mill The Hoc newspaper liluiit , unneeiliMl to be the Hneiit between ChlcnKO nnd Sun KrunclNGO. A cordlnl welcome In extended to nil. Make room for Georgia , tlie om lr BtiltC Of tbc SOlltll. TIio caterers for bookworms , othei wlse > dubbed librarians , are with us. The gates of Pekln have becu re ojxMieil and the gates to the heavcul , kingdom are all ajar. The terminal company's plans ought t bo placed on exhibition in the Mldwn ; In place oC the magic maze. AVIth llonsh Hider Roosevelt as the ! standard bearer JCow York republican will KWCOP the Empire state. Omaha should extend u cordial wel come to Chicago next Saturday. Chlcag has done much toward making the ex position a success. Why should Congressman Mercer dc bate with the fakir candidate ? What 1 there to debate when there Is nothin before the "house. " IJeforo Fnrnuni street Is repavcd wit asphalt all gas , sewer , water , telcphon and telegraph pipes and conduits shout be permanently In place. The 15ce desires to be placed In pos tion to support the republican ticke fiom top to bottom , and is Htlll waititi patiently for the reorganization of th county ticket. If Dave Mercer can induce his oppc nent to explain why Hartley an Hollu were KO deeply foncenicd In hi welfare , the proposed debate may be n some value as a contribution to curren political history. The proposed ieduction of the gral rate by the Missouri I'acille will b gratefully appreciated , not only by th farmers of Kansas and Nebraska , bu all classes of their population who cli pend upon the prosperity of the farin.cn The republican party of Ncbrask stands pledged to the nomination c ; clean , reputable candidates and hones government. Candidates with stulne reputations must either be persuaded t retire , kicked off the ticket or repudiate at the polls. Reports from Havana by way of Nci York announce the 'total extinction c the wretched Cuban rccouceutrado : There Is nothing surprising In this pice of news , The doom of the reconcentn dos was scaled last spring by the ilei laratlon of war against Spain. The repavlng of Farnam street wit asphalt has been a long-felt want , bi the property owners will want reasoi able assurance that the granite bloc pavement for which they have bee taxed at from ? 3 to § 1 n yard shall iu be thrown In for a mere song. Now that the supreme court has n firmed the right of the city to Impos repavlng taxes on property adjacent 1 fitreets originally paved with woodo blocks , no formidable obstacle will li terpose to the much-needed permanei Improvement of several of our prlnclp ; thoroughfares. The railroad fare during peace Jubilc week should be as favorable as the lov eat rate made to any other exposltloi nnd the low rate should bo extended I the country east of the Mississippi ji well as west of the Missouri. If It : true that the railroads are carrying n many passengers as they can coi venletitly handle with present facllltle the managers should take steps to a < quire additional rolling stock to met the Increased demand. KMPiUB STATK IVL1TICS. The republicans of the state of Ne\ \ York have done what they were CA pected to do In nominating Colom Theodore Roosevelt for governor. Th popular demand for his nomination wa overwhelming and the party would hav made a great mistake If It had fill IP to recognize the demand. There Is n doubt that Colonel Roosevelt Itt th strongest man In New York today an perhaps the only man the republican can be sure of winning with. He hn not only made a splendid record ns soldier , but In every public position thn he 1ms held he has shown himself to b a thoroughly capable man. Colom Roosevelt Is not and cannot be mad the creature of a machine. Ho has hi own Ideas of government and he ca bo depended upon to adhere to Uiei and to the best of his ability to carr them out. Nothing Is more certain tha that if Colonel Roosevelt Is elected go\ eruor of New York the administration c that state will be managed fiom lirst t last with reference to the best luteiv.sl of the state and Its people and with al solute disregard of the wishes and aim of the politicians. Roosevelt as goi ernor of New York will mean the end c all political trickery and chicanery so fn ns this can be controlled by the execi live power and It will mean an admlnii ( ration of affairs In the Interest of th whole people. In selecting Colonel Roosevelt to Ij their standard bearer the republicans c New York were not Influenced wholl by the fact that he had made a Rplendl record In the war. That clrcuuistaut was a crowning Incident In his great rcer , but It was not the only thing tin ! gave him a claim to popular respect an confidence. The truth Is that the who ! career of Theodore Roosevelt gives hit a claim to the admiration , respect an confidence of his fellow citizens. He 1 thoroughly an American , he Is In syn pathy with the best Ideas of natlonr progress , he Is In the best sense a pt trlotle man. If he should be eleete governor of New York there can be n doubt that hd would give that state a administration In every way credltabl to the greatest commonwealth of tli union. The platform of the Empire state r < publicans speaks in no amblguon terms. It declares unequivocally again ; the free silver heresy and while w cannot endorse its imperialistic attltud we can respect the courage of Its dei laratlon. The republican party of Ne1 York ought to win a splendid victory l November. A JACKSUX1AJ , IIKMIA'ISCKXCE. The popocratlc organ has recentl given up much of its space to the r production of articles dug up from tli flips of The HUP. Up to this time , liov ever , it has failed to discover this Ii foresting set of icsolutlons published I The Hee October 27 , 1S05 : Whereas , A publication known as tl Omaba World-Herald assumes to speak fc the democratic party of Douglas count ; and for many years past has received son recognition and patronage therefrom , and Whereas , Said publication has proven li self recreant to every trust Imposed an an Ingrate to every favor shown , and h ; wantonly and stupidly betrayed the parl and Its nominees ; therefore , bo it Resolved , by the Jacksonlan club of X < braska , That this sheet docs not rcprcset the democratic party of this county and hi forfeited all claims to its confidence ; thi democrats should beware of Its libels an falsehoods and should know to a certalnl that It belongs to the tribd < and speaks tt language of the dervishes and defaulters. These resolutions were adopted by vote of 79 to 1 and up to this day hav not been rescinded. Ai'll" VOKK'S DKCMSISU CU31MEKCI A commission appointed by the goi eruor of New York is Investigating tli causes of the decline In the commere of the port of New York , a matter whit has for some time been a source of n little solicitude to the merchants tin people of that city. U Is stated thr since 1SSO the foreign commerce of tl : port lias boon sit a practical standstll while that of rival ports has been in monsely Increased. Itoston has'gainr ' largely In commerce during the lai eighteen years , as has also Philadelphii Baltimore and other ports , Including n Vision. It Is a striking fact that the fo eigu commerce of the latter city hi grown by $11,000.000 since 1SSO , a nil of progress which probably no otlu city Iu the nation , or perhaps In tl world , can show In the same period. The object of the New York eomml slon Is to ascertain the causes of tl decline in the trade of New York Clt and to suggest what shall be done 1 check this decadence. The commisslo will have 110 dilliculty with the first pa of the problem , but the other matt * may give It some perplexity. The tin Is that New York has got to change 1 policy In pome material respects In ordt to hold Its trade. THE nECUXUKSTltAUOS. That "war Is hell , " an Get-eral She man once said , has come home durlu the recent struggle iu many ways to tl younger generation whose memory dot not carry them back to the sorrowfi scenes of the late domestic conflict. Tl sufferings of the soldiers In camp an battlefield have been dilated upo Strong men have been moved to tears I these sights , but during all this tlir without the camp of the soldiers mo men , women and children have died i an Indirect result than all who suffer * In the armies. It was the tales of sta vatlou of the poor Cuban reconeentnuK as much as any other one thing whli brought on the war. The war has be. fought and won and now on the a thorlty of Dr. Congosto , the secretary < the Spanish autonomous government Cuba , there are no recoueeutrados tin are all dead. There were those who , li fore the breaking out of ( ho war , Iu the courage to stand up in Uie face popular clamor and assert that th would bo the result and that It won ! not only bo cheaper but better and mo effective to feed these poor sutlerlc people ; that in case war was declare they must Inevitably perish before su cor could come to them. They were in only destitute of anything ( o save the from starvation , but equally destitute the means of procuring It. When wn was declared they wore cut off frou American charity and the Incentlvi which had Induced the Spanish to In i small measure provide for them was re moved. The result Is told In a slngli sentence by Dr. Congosto , "There anne no reconceutrados. " What the sun total of this awful tragedy of war Is in one knows , probably never will know but the loss of life and the physlca weakening of those who survive mostl ; women and children will leave Its 1m press on the Cubau race for generation yet to come. AS TO MAitTiA' When John Redell was appointed chle of the Omaha lire department a hue am cry was raised against the Importatloi of a non-resident to fill a posltloi which by rights should be given to ni Omaha man. The wisdom and prc prlety of Importing an experienced fir chief from one of the large cities ha long since bejn demonstrated. Mi Redell has held his position under thro different police boards and public setitl incut Is so powerful In favor of his re tendon by reason of the marvelous 1m provemeut of the service In dlsclpllin and elllclency that no board dares ti face popular Indignation that wouli follow his dismissal unless very serlou charges could be brought and sustaluei against him. The police board that 1m ported Redell into Omaha in ISO ! en gcged Martin AVhlte and brought inn to Omaha to assume the duties as chU > of police. White was not a man ou of a job when appointed any more thai Redell when he accepted the position For many years he had been chief o the detective service of the Milwaukei & St. Paul railroad and resigned tha position to come to Omaha under a con tiact to cover a period of two years. Th contention over rival police boards ii the summer of 1S05 ended iu his belni superseded by Captain Slgwart wlthou any charge or complaint either ns t < neglect of duty or Inefllcieucy. It wa very natural for Mr. White to desire ; resumption of the position from whlcl he was deposed without cause , were I only for a single day. Hut , while hi brief career as chief of police am subsequent conduct as head of a de tectlve agency affords no occasion to criticism , his appointment as police chle for the second time affords an oppoi tunlty to the defunct Herdman gang t raise the cry of alien which the keen ers of protected gambling dens am fences had raised when he was ap pointed chief of police In 1SD5. As i matter of fact , Murtln White is in n sense an alien. He Is a native America ! and up to the time of his removal t Omaha in 1S)3 ! ) was a citizen of Illinois Since that time Mr. White lias con sidered Omaha his home and has neve voted elsewhere. Helng an nnmarrlei man , his absents from Nebraska caiino change his status as a citizen and there fore there Is no basis whatever fo opposition to him on the ground of neil residence. But even if Martin While had bee : still a citizen of Illinois his selectloi would have been amply justified by th crying need of a chief of police who 1 competent to rid the city of profcssionn thieves and crooks and qualified for th dlllicult task of making the police a efficient as is Its lire department. 1 certainly Is just as essential for : city to have at the head of its polic force a trained detective and pollc olllcer as It Is to have at the head of it school system a trained tnstruetoi Ever since Omaha has had L'O.oo population it has with one single ; execr tlon Imported Its school superintendent from other cities , and no serious objet tion has been raised to any suporin tendeiit on the score of non-residence. Three years ago a man was noml nated by the Douglas county republica ; county convention for the position o Justice of the peace. When the attentloi of the county committee was called t < the fact that the candidate had'collectei taxes in the city treasurer's office am failed to account for them Uie commit tee voted to take his name oft the tlrko and substituted that of another candl date , who was elected and now hold the cilice. At that time the new chaii man of the Douglas county republlcai committee was chairman of the Judlchi committee , but he did not consider 1 "out of order" to reconstruct the com mittee In the Interest of the party am good government. The revision of th ticket In 1S03 Involved only a petty Jus ( lee of the poaeeshlp , while the reorganl zation In 1SS ! ) involves a United State Kenatorshlp and Incidentally may Involv the entire state ticket. One central high school will smile for Omaha until It doubles Its popuhi tion. When that time comes the taxabl valuation of the city will have double * or quadrupled and the burden of main talnlng three high schools with thre separate teachers' staffs , three neparat libraries and laboratories and trainln schools will fall lighter upon taxpayer than does the maintenance of the es Istltig high school. President McKlnley's proposed peac jubilee ( our has not only turned all eye toward Omaha but stimulated and U cited a spirit of rivalry between Chicagc St. Louis , Kansas City , Denver an other cities as to which of these th president should honor by his present. ' r.fter he has viewed the beauties of th Transmlsslsslppl Exposition and eiijoye the hospitality of Omaha. Having concluded the war with Spal the Washington war correspondents nt already engaged In composing the ai mini message which President McKlnli' Is to deliver to congress In Decembe ; The average Washington correspondei Is as versatile in statecraft as he Is i planning military campaigns nnd Ugh lug battles on land and sea. A Chicago assessor has recently bee found guilty of rauk discrimination an favoritism In the valuation of asscssabl property for which offense the court hu imposed upon him ( he payment of fine of S2.000. Another Jurv has Ju : brought In a verdict against him to soliciting a bribe and conviction fo bribery lays him liable to a further tlin of $5.000. No\v If Chicago Justice couli be meted out to assessors In this city an < state and all the flues and ponnltlo could be enforced the rate of tnxatloi could drop " > 0 per cent and the publl treasuries would still hold a very con slderable surplus. No IHnnrniiiniiMit In the \iivj- . Indianapolis News. Thirty-five new war vessels will be addei to our navy In the next three years , \7hci speaking of disarmament' , the Czar probabl ; meant just the land forces. Short-l.lvcil Unorlutck. Globe-Democrat. The theory that Colonel Roosevelt Is no a New Yorker has had a short run. He ha fought grizzlies In Montana , raised troop In Texas and fought Spaniards In Cuba , bu ho Is at homo In New York as his ances tors were before hlui. Cnu't I-'rlKliten the llcnr. Boston Globe. John Dull has at ) length made up his mini to threaten China by making a big nava demonstration off Taku. It's of no use Russia already has the goods , and wo dined nod think she will be scared Into surrender Ing what China has yielded to her. iiB n Urnvcyuril Ynvrn. New York Tribune. Added to our production of $30,000,000 o gold , the excess of Imports of the meta this year over exports promises to foot u ; JIOO.000,000. The condition Is not favorabl to a free silver campaign cry for tfho nex presidential contest , but Iho rag-tag an < bobtail of the democratic party are rehears Ing It all the same , though their squeallni has lost ) some of Its emphasis and confl dence. I'nltr Vermin Dlncoril. Indianapolis News. The republican party is united in supper of the St. Louis declaration , while th democratic party Is still more seriously dl vlded on the money question. The sour.i money democrats all over the country are a determined as ever In their opposition t free silver. In nome states they bavo sue ceeded In capturing the regular organlza tlon ; In others that organization baa , of it own motion , cut loose from the Chicago plat form ; In still others the sound money demo crats stand aloof from both parties , tuoufs' ' . 'they ' will vote for sound monucandidates. . Ail Exception to the Rule. Baltimore American. In place of the glittering generalities o the usual speech from the throne , the youiv queen of Holland has opened her Parllameu with some very decided and practical views and has announced that bills for social re forms , among them Improvements lu th dwellings of the laboring classes , and pro ventlon of excessive working hours in fac torles , will bo Introduced during the session If she keeps on In this way she will sur round her sturdy little kingdom with moa effective dykes to keep out the flood tide o the republican wave. A ruler standing bad of a bill to reduce working hours Is a sigh to bring tears to the eyes of the most fler ; radical. Halting JiiNtli't * In Friinec. Chlcazo Tribune. The French government has had the op portunlty of vindicating Itself In the eye of the world by allowing a man widely be llevetl to have been unjustly condemned , ai opportunity for proving his Innocence , bu It Is still a problem whether It will do BC Indeed there Is a suspicion in some quarter that to reopen the case by a public trial while relieving the German kaiser , might Involve volvo Franco In a war with Russia am prove the death of the Franco-Russian all ! anco. However that may be , France wouli gain Immensely In the estimation of th rest of the world by adopting a frank am open policy In reference to this case lu Ilei of that mystery and secrecy which hav brought the army , the courts and the ad ministration into suspicion. Until that I done Its policy will bo a cause of dlssensloi and commotion at homo and unfavorabl criticism abroad. AMERICAN MIIIM II.NTEHESTS. . Important Snltjcct up for t'onxlilrrn tlon liy CoilKrcHM. Philadelphia Press. Congress will have no more Importan subject to consider In the Immediate futun than that of promoting the Interests of tin merchant marine engaged In the forclgi trade of the United States. Our forefather had an appreciation of the great Importanci of Mils matter such as does not exist today The second act of the First congress pro vldcd for encouraging our shipping Interests the country having suffered terribly becausi the British had secured control of the car rylng trade. From that t'lme forward for half a ecu tury protection to shipping was regardec as important as protection to manufacture1 ! and other t'hlngs. ' Foreign vessels were ex eluded from our coasting trade , and tha absolute protection has never been with drawn. In the EOf , the British began i wholesale system of pormot'lng their ship ping by subsidies , which , under free tradi Influences In congress , the United Stares re fused to foilow. Then came the war am the destruction of our merchant marlni in the foreign trade. The result Is showt in the following figures , made up for ten year periods : TONNAGE OF AMERICAN SHIPPING In Foreign In Coast Year. Trade. Ing1 Trade 17S9 123.SD3 CS.CO 17W C57.H'J 216.64 IMfl 900.S55 JCC.IC 1S19 591,230 571.05 ISUS 592.S59 50\85 1S39 702,100 3.153.55 1S49 1.25S.7M 1,770,37 1859 2,301.m 2,450,92 1MB I,49 ,210 2,513,51 1S79 1,451,50ii Sa-i.lS ItJSl ) 9Uy.619 3,4U9 , 1697 792,570 3S9tib2 Under absolute protection our coastlni trade marine has grown rapidly and con tlnuously , and freight rates have decllnei more In proportion than In the forelgi trade. Freight rates in the coastwise trad of the United States are lower than thos of any other nation. This demonstrate clearly that protection In the shipping bus ! ness operates precisely the same as In th manufacture of steel rails , tin plates , or li any other industry. Why , then , do we continue to refuse pro tectton to our foreign shipping Interests Why do we pay 1300,000,000 a year to for elgn shipowners to do our carrying trade U is ono of the greatest mistakes thi country has ever nude. How we suffe from It was shown In the recent war , whei we could not get sufficient transports t carry our small army except by purchaslni foreign vessels , and that , when strlc neutrality Is maintained , may not bo pos slble. President Hill of the Great Northen road recently stated that his road ha been compelled to refuse the shipment o 60,000 tons of steel rails and 30,000,00 pounds of cotton to Asia simply becaus there are no water facilities by means o which this merchandise could be trans ported to Asiatic ports. With Its subs ! dlzed line of steamships the Canadla Pacific road probably got the contracts. 1 is the height of national folly to perml this condition of affairs to continue a da longer than is necessary. Congress ghoul take early action to keep at home th greater part of the $300,000,000 the countr pays to foreign shipowners to do our car rvlne trad a. A The Attempt in MnUe Cniltnl Out o the M'nr niul UIMV It .Mny Itcnult. liullanaoolU News rind. ) . Wo would remind our democratic friend that the war horror Issue has two sides. Si far tbero has been no serious attempt by th republicans to maka political capital out o the war or to claim credit for It that wa not fairly theirs. President McKlnley ha throughout borne himself , not as a leader o a party , but as the head of a united nation The republicans In congress acted In th same way. All of us , republicans nnd dem ocrats alike , felt that the war was one fo the honor of the nation , as It was and Is and all rejoiced over the wiping out of so clal and sectional lines nnd the obliteration at least temporarily , of party divisions. Th country presented to the world an unbrokei front much , be It said , to _ the world's sur prise. Uut now , with the opproach of the fal elections , a decided tendency appears atnon the democrats to use the mistakes and blunders dors In the conduct of the war for politico effect. And with the political animus ha come the grossest exaggeration. Anothe result IB sure to follow. The people hav not forgotten how much wus achieved In very short time. And If the democrats per slst In going to the country on the war Is BUO the republicans will meet them by claim ing credit for the great things that hav been done under the leadership of the re publican administration. The story ti 18G1-G5 will bo repeated and we shall b told that this Is a republican war though J is In reality no such thing. But If the republican party is to bo at tacked and denounced for everything tha went wrong It will bo entirely justified 1 claiming credit for everything that wen right and how many things did go right No amount of criticism can dim the glorle of Santiago nnd Manila. Whatever the mis management , It is still true that the admin Istratlon organized and equipped a vaa army and that under the direction of th administration two Spanish fleets were en tlrcly destroyed , the eastern end of Cub was conquered , 23,000 Spanish soldiers wer captured and deported , Cuba and Porto Rlc were both wrung from Spain , the authorlt of the United States was established 1 : Manila and nil this was done In four shor months with on amazingly small loss of life The people are In no danger of forgcttln these things. There never was a more successful wa than that which wo waged against Spain true ever absolutely Wo may admit as charge that has been made without In an general conclusion tha way weakening the the war has reflected great credit on the na It will b . And tlon and Its government. to our trl well for us to give some thought failures. At tli uraphs as well as to our administration Is confronted present moment the In Cuba. Port fronted with grave problems . Though octua Rico and the Philippines. will not be eve fighting has ceased the war and i been settled have till these questions therefore , the duty o treaty signed. H Is , all patriotic citizens to sustain the admlnls manl loyalty that was tratlon with the same of the struggle. fcsted in the early days wVdo not mean to say that the charge that have been made , some of which hav should be ignored. Bu been fairly proved , . The pres den of this there Is no danger. has announced his Intention to Investlgat and It Is cer all the conduct of the war. that there will be a congressional Investlga tlon. It Is the duty of good citizens to poln , but nothing ito i out cases of mismanagement wholesale denunciation o to bo gained by by the senseless and passionate repetition o stories with which wo are now all familiar The case Is virtually made up. It will b tried nt the proper time , and In the prope way. Wo know that there waa uunecessar ; suffering in the camps and on the trans ports ; but there were many Incompeten of whom the admlnlstra officers , for some tlon Is responsible , and for some of when It Is not responsible ; that there was a times a sad lack of co-operation among th various departments , but we do not Unov and cannot know , as yet , who Is to blann for thetio things. The Investigations wll show , nnd If they are properly conducts they will also show what reforms are needei In our army organization. There need bo no fears that the people wll allow anything to be covered up. Tbo ; want , and will Insist on having , the wholi truth. But they will not take as true ever ; accusation made by sensational and par.i i newspapers. Nor will they lose sight of thi fact that the war as a whole Is one of wnlcl they may well bo proud. For our part , wi prefer to regard It not as a republican wai or a democratic war , but as the natlon'i war In behalf of liberty and honest goV' ernment. It Is for that reason that we an lute the dlS' sorry to see politics brought cusslon. If the partisan spirit shall trlumpl the Investigation will be made the mon dlfllcult , for the people will divide on partj lines , and no verdict that Is rendered wll command Uio popular confidence. HAM ) IJOWS ANOTHER IHM.ET. Story thnt "I'oliitw n Moral nm Ailornx u Tnle. " Springfield ( Mass. ) Ropubllcan. English newspapers which are eager foi American support in the far east lay mucl emphasis upon our moral responsibility foi the Philippines. The Ix > ndon Times , whlcl had no censure for the Jameson raid , li awfully Impressed with the ethical aspects of our situation from the Imperialist stand point. It states the argument succlnctlj when It says : "The American conscience cannot rid Itself of a sense of responsibility for the human wreckage of a state wblcl American arms have crushed. " Now the talk that wo must lay hold o : those Islands because there would be an archy without us Is nonsense. If we are t ( annex the group simply to maintain orde : and afford a government for the populatlot under which property would be safe am trade would prosper , the proceeding will b < entirely unnecessary. No such responsibility rests upon us. In the first place , Spain' ! authority Is still maintained effectually ii nt least all the islands other than Luzon and Spain objects decidedly to being drlvet out of them by the United Status on thi anarchy plea. The Insurgents' authority to * day , such an It is , Is confined to certain dls trlcts Ui the island of Luzon , and what o the Insurgents ? The proof Is now complete that the ln < surgents demand Independence. If wo tak < the Island of Luzon we must force this part ] Into submission to our will. Agulnaldo am the chiefs under him have formally appealei to the European powers to recognize th < Independence , or , at least , the belligerency of the Insurgent government. If we con cede that the Island of Luzon Is Irretrievably lost to Spain because of this native rebellion It docs not follow that her authority Is gem in the rest of the group ; and If wo conccdi that In Luzon , outsldo of Manila , the In surgents are now In control , wo cannot falrl ; assume that we must set up our governmen there In defiance of the wishes of the na tlves. Before we conclude that the insur gents are Incapable of maintaining a stabl government In the region they may bav conquered the experiment of a native gov ernment should be tried. If Germany wants the Islands then wi have absolute proof that our own refusal I annex the group would not Involve them ii anarchy. Germany knows how to malntali ( i stable government. If the other power denied exclusive possession to Germany , am demanded a division , security for life am property would also be guaranteed by i joint possession. Europe would not flebl Europe divided Africa In peace and Europ could divide the Philippines without war. But our Imperialists raise their bands i horror at the thought of Germany or othe European powers coming into possession o these Islands , although Europe is a cHlIUe place , the borne of western civilization , an a hundredfold more experienced In govern Ing colonies than wo arc. That shows con cluslvely how pride nnd jealousy of Kuropi nnd an original parth-hungrr possess tin American imperialist rather than a elngl < desire to meet his "moral responsibility. ' For It Is certain that wo can be under ni real moral obligation to give to the Philip pines stable government nnd prevent an nrchy there so long as thcro are othei civilized western powers , whoso proper flcli Is the old world , that would assume thi responsibility. This talk of the expansionists about ou : moral responsibility reminds ono of thi answer of the darky who was robbing a hci roost. Ills companion had some morn scruples , and asked If It was not stcallni they were engaged In. "Dot bo a gre.i moral question , Sambo , " replied the other "Hand down nnnuddcr pullet. " HUIISOV.S sKcoxn THHMIMI. Buffalo Express : The cruiser Maria Tercsi bos at last been floated and towed In nafct ; to Guantannmo bay. So nt least one o Spain's ships will bo added to the Unltci States navy. Philadelphia Press : Constructor Hobsol has shown himself an engineer of the vor ; first order. Yet under the foul Is h and ant I quatcd system of our navy , being a stal olficer , ho can never bo given cxecutlvi command -on board ship and has only nonil nal rank. Globe-Democrat : The fiontlnc of th Spanish armored cruiser Maria Teresa Is i matter of some historical Importance. Sh will bo an object of national pride and i great naval curiosity. She was Ccrvcra' flagship as she steamed out of the barbo of Santiago to try conclusions with ai American fleet. Yankee courage sunk her and Yankee Ingenuity raised her. Undo our flag she enters on a new and bctte career. Philadelphia Times : The Maria Teresa i one of the six modern first-class cruiser with which Spain started In the late war the Vtzcaya. and Almlranto Oquendo belni of the same model. She Is of 7,000 tons am 13,000 nominal horsepower , and twenty knot ; nominal speed , and is protected by a twelve Inch steel belt , with eight-Inch steel armor Ing on the heavy gun emplacements. Thougl these ships went dowu quickly under thi guns of Schley's fleet , there Is no doubt tha the Maria Teresa can too reconstructed Int < a formidable American man-of-war. Philadelphia Record : The successful float Ing of the cruiser Maria Teresa by tin wrecking company which had undertake ! the difficult Job Is decidedly a feather litho the cap of the bureau of naval construction slnco the Judgment of naval officers of thi line , from Admiral Sampson down , was adverse verso to the continuance of the eltorts t < raise the sunken war ship. Her woodworl Is completely burned out , but the Btee armored hull and machinery are Intact , ani If the ship can bo brought safely througl stormy seas to a government navy yard 1 should bo an tasy matter to render hoi more efficient than ever. St. Paul Pioneer Press : Courage , howevei great , could not have done , unaided , whal Hobson's Intelligence , foresight and scien tific knowledge has done. As courag ( throughout the war was sustained and sup plemented by accuracy and coolness , so now at the close of the war , It enables the vic tors to turn wreckage Into property and tt convert the fleet sunk by their own gun ; Into accessories of their own armament. Ii Is quite possible that , with his scientific training and the estimate placed by suet men on the relative value of the intellect and the emotions , Lieutenant Hohson Is more thoroughly gratified by the result ol thU recent exploit than ho was even by thi sinking of the Merrlmac , with Its accom panying chorus of applause. At all event ! he Is entitled to now plaudits from the na tion for the new service and go , it may be added , is thnt system of education whlcl : has developed In our naval students a scien tific enthusiasm for their chosen profession I'EIISON.\I. AMI OTHERWISE. General E. H. Hobson , newly elected president of the Veterans of the Mexlcar War , served also In the war of the re bellion. It appears that Theodore Roosevelt paid taxes In both AVoshlngton nnd Now York , That clearly disqualifies him on the ground of Insanity. Notwithstanding his seventy years , George MacDonald , the novelist , Is slowly recovering from the effects of the sun stroke received In August. If all the accounts are true1 , any right- minded man would rather bo a plain Ameri can citizen than emperor of China. The former has a great deal moro fun. Schenectady ( N. Y. ) Star : The Omaha Exposition has been a. thorough success financially and otherwise , a result upon which that enterprising city Is to bo cor dially congratulated. When the Harvard foot ball team held Its first practice this week there were present among the candidates and coaches Dudley Dean , Bob Wrenn , Dave Goodrich and Charley Bull , all of Roosevelt's Rough Riders. A Liverpool paper which devotes con siderable space to Welch news recently con tained the following gem : "Eos Llechyd , late rector of Llechcynforwy , Anglcssy , wa burled yesterday In the church yard In Llantcrls. He held the curacies of Llandegal , Llandeglan and Pcntlr. " Some of the suits for damages growing out of the loss of the steamship La Bourgogne , of the Campagnlc Generate Transatlantic , are based on the allega tion that the captain of the ship , Deloncle , was Insane , that ho had prophesied that he would go to the bottom with his ship and took no measure , cither to avoid the disaster or to save the lives of his passengers. A queer state of affairs has developed In the City of Monroe , La. , which Is building a bridge across the Red river at that point. The work on the -bridge is now practically completed , and it has Just been discovered that the structure will bo ninety feet too short to reach all the way from bank to bank. The city has declined to bo responsible for further work on the structure unless It be matjo Ions ciioush to bo of use. Arrc-ntcU Tor linlnif Union I.nlicl. SBDALIA , Mo. , Sept. 28. J. West Good- win , the old-time editor , has been arrested on the charge of using the Typographical Union label without consent. The arrest was caused by the local Typographical union , which proposes to push the prosecu tion of Goodwin in the state and federal courts. Goodwin gave bonds. The Rorl ! the highest grade baking fxmd.r known. Actual test * thaw It goes o e- third further than af other bratd. Absolute/ ! Pure * 9r i ( AKIN * rowoin ca , , mw voiu. I'oi.vrnn HEMAHKN. Philadelphia Record : TIio toper enjoys T life to the full. | Cleveland Plain Dealer : The Sporting Editor That young Jockey who IH to en JllUM ) a. year weighs but ninety-four pound * . ThB City Editor 'Nother proof of the value of condensing. Now York Weekly : Alrx. Noear Do you think my dntiRhtor will lie n musician ? I'roftssor I gant z.iy. She tuny. She dell MIL- she gomo of n long-lived vninlly. Chicago Record : "Hupklnx ought to go Into the army. " "Whr ? " "llcm so brnvo. He borrowed my wheel and rode It till Kiimmer , and now ho has brought mo In a bill for repair1 Detroit l'reo Press : "Mortimer Is nn fin- mrnsu KUCCCHH , Isn't IIP ? " "I don't know ; people who arc really at the top generally quit blowing their own horns. " Cleveland Plain Denier : "I suppose the nolso at the buttle of Santiago was In cessant ? \ "Yes , Indeed. 1 never knew of but ono thing that could compare with It. " "What was that ? " ( "A session of my wife's afternoon whist i TO THE TE.VHEItKOOTS. ( With Apologies to Mr. Kipling. ) When n tenderfoot cornea ter the west fe\ a chaiisc , lie's about as much use us a dog ou the range , An * when ho gits Jollied ho thinks It "HO fltrunire , " While , lie's lenrnln' ter bo a cow-puncher. He , be , bo n cow-puncher ; Up , be , be u cow-puncher ; IJi1. be , bo a cow-puncher ; Puncher of the plains ! Now all you young fellers that's fresh from the cast , And wants ter bo cattle kings' fore yo'ro decease * ! , Just list an' I'll singycr u puncher at least A puncher that's fit fcr a puncher. Kit , lit , lit fer a puncher. An' first , Jos' remember the story book's lie , That tell ycr cow-punchln's nil MUHHC-B nn' ule : I toll ycr It's work , an' an odd cluinct ter die , In dlscharRln' yed duty as puncher. Du-du-duty as puncher. If they gives yer an outlaw with sores on his buck , An' he throws ycr ns high as a dogoned haystack , Jos' luugn with the other. * , nn' don't fly the track. But crawl him ncln' like a puncher. 'Gln-'gln-'sln llko a puncher. If yo'ro out on night herd an' the cattle stampede , Don't BO crazy llko liorses that lives on the weed , * But ride a blue streak fcr the steers In the lead , An' circle the herd llko u puncher. Herd , herd , herd llko a puncher. When there's pets In yer outfit that play off and shirk , nn1 lay It on you , pull 'cm up with n Jerk , An' toll them , fer good , that yer cayn't Stan' their work ; Aye. fight fer yer rights , like a. puncher. Rights , rights , rights , llko a puncher. When yer see , as yer will , a right Btnart of the men A-burnln * of brands , an1 a mav'rlckln1 then Don't foller their lead , or you'll end In the acn , An' work roads , stead of cows , llko n puncher. Cows , cows , cows , like n. puncher. When yer git ter the city , don't try ter play tough ; But tiiilt the saloon when yo'vo done bad enouch ; Fcr the whisky they sell ycr Is vltrolly stuff. An' makes a d d fool of a puncher. . Fool , fool , fool of a puncher. An' don't yer play poker , whatever ycr do ; Fer yer cayn't sorter buck at the tink er ! u' crew- It's their llvln' ter fleece Jca' scch suckers ns you : It's u snap is a game with a puncher. Game , game , game with a puncher. If ypr thinks It is needful ter carry a CUM , Don't Hash It aroun' an' malto plays Jcs1 fer fun ; But when yer must shoot , shoot quick an1 be < tone Jes' kill or Kit killed llko a puncher. Killed , killed , killed , like a puncher : Killed , killed , killed , llko a puncher ; Killed , killed , killed , like a puncher ; Puncher of the plains ! HUGH D. C. MACL.ACHLAN. Amarlllo , Tex. The weed known ns "loco , " which Is to horses what morphine Is to man. BROOKLYN , N. Y. , Sept. 20 , lS9S.-Ex Mayor Schleren will preside tonight over a reception to the Brooklyn's oftlcern and crew. Forty young women will present the niedaln , Hchool children will sing , Dr. Storrs will make a prayer nnd Borough President Grout and General Tracy will sneak. IfGen. Gen. Tracy Had been here yesterday he t would have spoken in the highest - ' est terms of our fall opening for it was a success but now it's over , and to business. Men's Fall Suits. 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