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THE O3tAHA DAFIiY HEEi FKIDAY , OCTOBER 14 , 1808.
Tim OMAHA DAILY BEE . 11O8EWAT12U , Editor. PUBLISHL'D UVUHY MORNINOV THUMB OF SUBSCRIPTION : Dally Bee ( Without Bunday ) , Onn Ycar.JO.OO Dally Boo and Sunday , Ono Year S.W > Hlx Month * t.W Three Mnnthu 2.00 Hundov Ucc , Onn Year. . . . , 2.00 Hntunlny Be * , One Year. . . , I.M > Weekly Bee , Ono Year. . . . ? C3 OFFICES. Omaha : The Ree Building. Rontli Omaha : Hlngor Block , Corner N and Twenty-fourth Btrccts. Council Blurts : 10 Pearl Streot. Chicago omcc : 602 Chamber of Com merce , New York : Temple Court. Washington : 601 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. All communication ) ) relating to news and Pdltorlnl matter thould bo addressed : To the Editor. BUSINESS LETTERS. All bunlncsM letters and remittances should bo addressed to The DGQ Publishing Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , exprcHU nnd postnfllco money orrlira to bo made paynbln to HIP order of the company. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska , Douglas County , PS : , George B. Tzachuck , secretary of The Bee Publishing company , being duly nworn , nnyu that the actual number of full nnd complete copies of The Dally , Morning , Evening and Bunday Bee , printed during the month of September , 1833 , wiw as fol- IOWH : 1 BO.HIIO 2 BII.IKIB 3 BII.WHJ . ' . , \ . . ' . . \ \ . ' . * * * ltt 1 ( * < B * ' | r > S BIIBIIO [ 9 U.J.OIH 10 BI , II : 12. . . : ar.ios , ) is B3.ir.n 14 ' * * rH1.1'1 Total 7110,107 LCSH returna and unsold copies. , . l , < ' ! ! Net total sajcs 7r.B.l Net dally Average , S5 , WH ' GEORGE B. TXSCHUCIC. Bworn to before tnc and subscribed In my presence this 30th day of September , 1S03. N. P. FEIL. Notary 1'ubllc. WELCOME TO- THIS UKO IIUILUING. Jfu vlxltor ( o Oninlin nitil the cxtionHlon nliiiulil KO nvmy without liiHiicclltiK The Hco iMillrtliiK , the lurKcMt Vcw- pnper litillilliiK l Amrrlcn , anil The Hoc ncivnimiicr lilnnt , citnccileil lo lie the tlncM hetwccn Chic-UK" mill Him Frniicliipo. A cnrillnl welcome In cxtenilcil In nil. What nbout that new Sixteenth street viaduct ? WorU on It ought to bu com- nicnccd beforu snow lllos. .Tnbllfu week distractions should not prevent n full out-turuliiB of reiiubllcuns ut their city primaries today. The Illustrated peace Jubilee number of The Hue In everywhere praised as the best exposition souvenir that has been Is- Hued. Send copies to your friends. Of the 100,000 people who were at the exposition grounds on X' sldent's day , less than 10,000 were from Omaha , so that fully 5)0,000 ) of them had come to the city for this occasion. It Is ftnfo to Hay that none of the In dians who saw the crowds of white men ut the exposition president's day will be In any hurry to take up arms against the white man's Kovcrnriient. Iowa democrats had to call In ex-Gov ernor AltKuld ot Illinois to help open their state campaign this week. They will have to nil ! In an undertaker to help them out after election. Ilpmember that the exposition con tinues open until November 1. Those who have not yet visited It will regret It all the remainder of thi'lr lives If they do not seize , tha opportunity. President , McKlliley will llguro In sev eral peace jubilees before ho returns to Washington , but none of them \v\\\ \ \ equal the Omaha Jubilee In Impressive gran deur and popular enthusiasm. Emperor William Is on for his pll Krlmago to Palestine with n chest of gifts for 'Oriental olllclals valued at $1,000,000. 'How lucky he does uot take such a costly little Junket every year. The local popocratlc organ continues to decry McKlnley prosperity by trying to show that there Is no prosperity. The popocrats might as well try to make the people believe the moon Is made of green cheese. The navy chaplain who has been sen tenced by court-martial to dismissal for foolish and scandalous criticism of the navy will appreciate the story of the parrot which was finally compelled to admit that It talked altogether too much. There Is no' good reason why the search for the Miss Johnson for whom an Insurance policy for $1,000 has been found UUIOIIB the effects of a stranger who has Just died In this city should not afford the inaterlnl for another farce comedy about "Too Much Johnson. " The announcement that no more vol unteers will be discharged out of the regiments retained In the service unless for sickness or disability means that the colonel of the Third Nebraska will uot be able to vote this year except by the assistance of the regimental mirgcon. The governor general of the Dutch East Indies has Issued a proclamation classing nil American yachts conveying war correspondents as privateers. The governor general seems to labor under the delusion that all American news paper correspondents arc of the yellow Journal variety. And now the yellows are' dlbposed to kick because President McKluley did not state In his Omaha spc'ech exactly what he proposes to do with the Philip pine problem. If he had told them , they would doubtless have assailed him Just as hard. Hut President McKlnley has n full realization of his own responsibil ity In' this serious matter and ho will Inker his critics Into his conlldcuce when the time Is rlpo and no sooner. ' KXI'AXSIOX AM ) LA HUH. Wo have heretofore pointed out that the program of territorial expansion that la being advocated , If carried- out , must Inevitably have results detrimental to American labor. If we absorb the Philippines , with their millions t > f cheap laborer. * , and proceed to the development of those Islands Industrially and com mercially by the utilization of this cheap labor , nothing can be more certain thai ) that In time our homo labor will suffer from the competition. We shall not be able to perpetually safeguard It by the system of protection now In operation , because the American Interests In the Philippines , If they shall become so ex tensive us many anticipate , will most certainly demand that the American market be opened to them and there' can be no doubt that the demand will. be complied with. The American cap-1 ! tul Invested in agricultural production and In manufacturing In the Philippines will want the privilege of the American market for such products as may be profitably sent here and It will gut It. Xat only this , but there Is every reason to expect that there will bo nn Influx of labor from the now possessions Into the I'nltecl States. We have excluded the Chinese and we forbid laborers to come Into the country under contrar-t , but how shall we bo able to exclude HnwalliuiB and Filipinos when they have become citizens ? The New York Times correctly bays that "a movement of labor within our owjn possessions would no I be amenable to tne restraints of our existing laws against contract labor and assisted emigration. We have already annexed some hundreds of tliou- sands of Kanakas and Puerto Itlcam who may be tempted to our shores and who may lawfully. It seems , be brought to them under contract. We threaten to annex for an Indefinite period some hundreds of. thousands of Ouba s and ab solutely some millions of Filipinos. All these sorts and conditions of hieji nru used to a lower than the American scale of living. All of them who are willing to work at all are willing to work at less than American wages and some of them furnish tractable and valuable labor. If any shrewd employer makes arrangements to Import them , there is apparently nothing In our existing stat utes to keep them out. llestrictlons upon the Importation of foreign laborers , as coolies or contract laborers , cannot be Invoked to prevent the movement of la borers between our own possessions , the Importation of colonists to the 'mother country.1" There can be ho question nbout this. Hut It may be urged that laws can bo enacted to keep out , these people. Crrtal.ily , but what would be the probable result of such discrimina tion V Is it not most rcasonablo to as sume that It would bo resented and that much trouble might be caused ? The Filipinos , there can be no doubt , would regard with disfavor a policy that would place them on a level with the Chinese so far ns entering the United States Is concerned. If they accept American sovereignty they will expect all the con sideration and the privileges which that Implies and they will not tamely submit to having this defiled fhein.11 Terr"otlal expansion as no'fr proposed : s n very serious matter for American labor and the opposition of that labor to expansion 'should have more vigorous expression than has yet been given It. ir.iK off TJIR suaAn a/fusr. The American people will profit , nt least for a time , from the war that Is being waged against the American Sugar Hellnlng company by outside re fining Interests. The contest , according to report , is on in earnest and where It will lead and when It will end no one Ventures to predict. The war , It Is need less to say , was started by the trust with tlie purpose , of course , of breaking down competition , but from present indica tions tbls Is not likely to bp accom plished. JThe fact Is that the ugaV re fining Interests outside of the trust have become pretty formidable and the great combination Is confronted with a com petition stronger and more determined than It has ever before encountered and which evidently means to make a per sistent and uucompromlhlng light. In this It will have- the assurance of public sympathy and support. It Is always to bo apprehended , how ever , In a conflict of this kind , that sooner or later the more powerful com bination will be abje to buy off some of those In competition with it and thereby weaken the opposition. It Is more than probable that some of the refiners out side of the trust will be found after a time disposed to make terms with the great combination and drop out.of the contest , If the trust Is willing to treat with any of them In this way. The trust Can afford to lose a good deal of money | n the fight and pay liberally ( or shutting out competitors , but It probably will not resort to the latter course until persuaded that U'c ' competition cannot bo destroyed by cutting the price of .sugar. Meanwhile the war of the refiners has an Interest for till consumers of sugar and while it Is not probable that It will result In very serious disaster to thn trust , there will be a general hope that It may eventuate In breaking tip the rapacious combine. A.TTR&D TllKSCHUOL UUAIWI'HlUAniKS. The public schools are nearer and dearer to the American people than any other Institution. They lay the founda tions for the rlslng'generatlon of Ameri can men and women to whom the re- pjibllc looks for Its perpetuation. More people are Interested directly In the efllcleucy of the public1 schools than In any other of our Institution The lawmakers of Nebraska have recognized ! this fact by extending the right of suf frage for school otllcers to the mothers of the school children and to women who contribute In taxes to tllo * main tenance of the schools. Yet compara tively few people show an active Inter est In our school government and thu > ' selection of the men in whosc'lmuds the management Is placed. The Hee has always contended that the greatest eltlclency of the system could bo reached by divorcing the school man.iKomcnt from politics. Hut expert- enco has proved that non-partisan school | boards can become possible only by divorcing school board elections from other elections which arc cs cntlnlly po litical. Until this Is done the effort to elect non-imrtlunn boards Is liable to be futile. The best rennlts under existing conditions can therefore be obtained only by forcing all political parties to nominate their best available men. The republican hchool board primaries will be held In till the different wards of Omaha today ( Friday ) afternoon and every republican who has the real Interests of the schools at heart should attend and lend Ills support to the can didacies of men who will do credit to the community when elected. The ques tion of residence within a particular ward should be entirely subordinated to the possession of the qualifica tions of Intelligence , capacity and honesty. The school board Is not made up of representation by wards and there Is no good reason why a nom inating convention should feel obligated to respect ward lines In the choice of a school board ticket. Hy emphasizing at the pi'lmarlc's the demand for clean , capable , representative tive- school board candidates , the republicans - publicans of this city can best serve their party and their sehonK and a good school bo.ird ticket that 1 spli-es Inth con- lUlence and respect will contribute mate rially to strengthen the republican cause reflected In county and state tickets. I'OSSKSSIUX. or I'OItTO ItlCO , .The report from General Brooke , that the Spanish military commission in Porto HIco Ims'asseuted to the demand of our government for possession of the Island on October 18 , will be ns gratify ing to the country as It Is said to be to the olllclals of the War 'department. On Tuesday next the American flag will float over San Juan , the , capital of Porto Ulco , npd the Island will become Ameri can territory. The Spanish authorities In Porto HIco have behaved exceedingly well. The commissioners to arrange for the evacuation of the Island have not tried to complicate the situation , but have addressed themselves strictly to the work they had to do. In this respjct their conduct has been In marked con trast to that of the Spanish commis sioners In Cuba , though latterly these have shown a better disposition than at the outset. The ultimatum of our government In regard to Cuba Is that the United States will assume complete' control of that Ibland on December 1. It Is reported that this Is displeasing to tha Spanish authorities , but the pleasure- the' ' Spanish will hardly be consulted should they attempt to obstruct the execution of the American plans. Hccognlzing , as thej' must , the futility of hoping to pro long even a lingering foothold In their former western colonies , the Spanish authorities may be confidently defended on to accede to the demand as Brace- fully as necessary before the month of December hcaws Into sight. With Porto HIco given over to the com plete control of the American olllclals , and the occupation of Cuba only a mat ter of a few weeks , the position of the American peace commissioners In Purls must "naturally bo materially ( Strength ened and the outlook 'for an early con clusion of their labors In negotiating the peace treaty made much more encourag ing. While there will doubtless be still further friction over the question of the Cuban debt , the rellnqulshmcnt by Spain of all Its former-possessions In the West Indies had been practically settled from the signing of the peace protocol , leav ing free for discussion and possible seri ous dispute only the , solution of the Philippine problem. In General Miles' opinion the lowest peace footing of the army should be one disciplined and equipped soldier to every 1,000 of the population. I other words , ho wants the United States to maintain a regular army of not less than 70,0)0 ( ) men , whereas the present organization Is short of that number by more than 10,000. Up to the war with Spain the United States managed lo get along with n regular army of less than ii.'i.OOO. Hut the nation Is a pre-eminently peace na tion , -President McKlnley has Mild , and It will not enlarge Its standing army further than the necessity of the new conditions requires. In making up their'school board'ticket It behooves republicans to take cnro that only men are nominated who have the requisite capacity for the position and who also command popular confidence. The school board Is no place for ward politicians who want an honorary olilce simply to work It for perquisites of a questionable character. Several aspi rants who can have no other motive for 'their candidacies nnd will be dead weights on the ticket are having themselves - selves mentioned as school board possl- bllltlos. This class should bo carefully ' avoided In primary and convention. u When the Indians return to their ro'sef- vntlons from the Indian congress with the story of their rct-cptlou to the great father , It will doubtless he received with the sumo Incredulity that met th\o ( ; } - tnul announcement to the redskins of.Hig arrival of the white man from ovcr.tifc ocean In the Krout caravels of oiiinj- bus.tlilch they linuglned to bo + hupc birds of the sea. . . Of course Chicago will say that Gen eral Hrooke , whose military headquar ters uro properly In that city , timed the evacuation of Porto HIco and the hoist ing of the American flag over San Juan for the 18th , Just to lit in with the program for Its peace Jubilee , which will be' at Us height at the very same moment. The general commanding the Ameri can army says that the average citizen of the eastern states neither knows nor appreciates the 'sacrifices and ' hard ships of the men enlisted In military service. Why not station all the troops In the west , where they will bo ap preciated ? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ if n I'nrt ) ' . Post. We never expected to see the democratic party to poor that It' would have to make an asilgnment to "Coin's Fool. " Yet that Is the only responee the national committee can make tt > the action of the eastern demo- cratd In Ignoring the Chicago platform and uniting on etatc Issues. Wo do not ecm to bo getting together with any alncrlrj. llnril In I'.cnnc. Philadelphia Times. Now It appears those Cuban Insurgents don't want to go to work. First they merely xk6d for limited rations and now they want nn Indefinite loaf. A I'ninl ly Air air. Louisville Courier-Journal , Talk about our' ' not being able to gov * ern the Islands of the neat Why , nobody knows jet hbw many governors we could draft from the Von Wyck family alone. The "Alilcil l-'orcc.i 01 Urforiii. " Wa-shlngton Post. , The. scandals In Kansas' state Institutions are having a depressing effect on the popu list campaign. The discovery that populist officials can be naughty Is In the nature of a surprise. Until Mnrrti Chicago News. With Nebraska's 137,000.000 wheat crop looming up against the sky , It Is not hard to bclfevo.that the advuno agent of prosper ity l.i not so far ahead of his phew as ho was a few ydars ago. No. Ni'vor. fit , Louis Olobe-Dcmocrat. ' Nebraska failed to cast Its electoral vote for-51ajor McKlnlcy. but there will be noth- j ( Ing In connection with the great assemblage ! at Omaha this week to Indicate that the state will ever again bo guilty of such a derelic tion of duty. Tlii > YelliMtn In I'nln. 1 New York Tribune. It Is entirely natural that detainers of the administration should make wry faces over the tcstla-ony concerning the conduct of the ar given by General Wheeler , a southerner , a democrat and a veteran , and lately the object of their vociferous praise. An Springfield Republican. The exact number of men killed on our side In the naval war wlUi Spain was six teen anil seventy-four wounded. All but one of the killed and nearly all of the wounded received the enemy's flrb In the minor sklrmlrhetf along the const of Cuba , particularly at Cardenas , where flvc lives were lost on the torpedo boat Wlnslow , and at Quantanamo , whcro six marines were killed. Considering the -results achieved the record Is most amazing. No one before the war could have believed It to bo within the bounds of possibility. Itlvnt for Iv Sprttiefleld ( MUSH. ) Republican. A great schema Is being projected by the dressed beef , Intercuts .of Chicago , hpadcd by Armour & Co. , to supply the English markets dally with , fresh meat directly from tho. company's refrigerators , which will bo operated In continuous rnlluay and ship- beard lines from Qmaha eastward. To thlc end the slaughtering plants at Omaha will bo greatly enlarged and Improved , It Is said. It will bo good news for the whole Anglo-Saxon race. Killed with roast beef and old sack this humble and contrite fol lower of Jesus will > bo all the more strongly disposed to carry our Christian civilization to ILo ends of the world and batter It Into the heads of any pagans who have lands and valuables worth taking , Mini In Hie IllKlit Plncc. Philadelphia Press. Nearly all the prominent leading military officers who were , ' In the Santiago light , now that General Law ton Is sick and about coming north , havaxleft Santiago except General Leonard Wood , who jwas colonel of the Hough lUiiors atld 'since ' the surrender has < becn idolniMJfttacL'Ing and successful \fork as mllltarynlfoym'aor of the city 'of Santiago. His mri\kal. experience has no doubt helped felip , , ji \rhatavor may be the cause , ho , has .certain ) } ; cleaned up that city well , and'It wilt coon be considered as healthy as"a northern t&rtn. His courage and bravery as an ofllcor were not only shown at Santiago , but years ago In the long march after Ocronlmo. In his new position as governor of the whole provlncrt of Santiago , as General Law-ton's bucccssor , his diplomatic , tactful and courteous char- 'ajjterlstlcs will be of unusual service to tha government. ' MO SbAVUIlY I\ ANY FOIIM. I'rotvnt AKnhiHt Tolerating C'nullu J.nlior In llnwall. St. Pau ) Pioneer Press. It Is said that the Hawaiian commission will , In Its report , recommend ten years as the time to bo allowed for the substitution of free labor for tbo system of coolie slavery cow In vogue among the sugar planters on the Islands. Alsd that "powerful pressure' ' ' has been brought to' bear to Induce a recom mendation from th'em that no limit bo set when the Importation of Chinamen to work In tbo rice fields must cease. Rico culture , they are told , cannot be carried on at all with free labor , and they are reported as "hesitating" about this recommendation. Republicans may well hope both of these statements may -prove unfounded. We didn't annex Hawaii for the purpose of re establishing slavery In 'any form under the American flag. Ten years Is about ten times -too long a period to allow for the termina tion , of air Chinese iCoollo labor contracts. That such contracts may have been entered' It'to for u greater or less number of years by th or parties .thereto doesn't Involve the necessity of assent"1 to them by the United States. Contracts made by the Hawaiian government with foreign nations , In the shape of treaties , ore held to have been abrogated by the act of annexation. Surely the contracts of Indlvlduals.'contrary to the laws and sentiment of pur land , cannot be 1 eld to have a greater sacr'edness than these of- the former- ! Independent nation to which they belong. As for rice culture , If wo can't go on cultivating rice In Hawaii without , the afd of slave labor In any form WQ can do without Hawaiian rlcu. But the assertion that this cereal cannot bo profit ably grown by free labor Is ono of these lies , by which greed seeks to Justify In humanity. The climate of Hawaii Is more cquabo ) than tlmt of our southern states novdr quite as 'hot. In these states principally in Louisiana and South Carolina the production of rice during the1 year 1897 amounted to 128GQO,434 pounds. This at once .disposed , of the .claim tha < co'ollo labor Is necessary for "Its ' cultivation In Hawaii. * It Is painful to see oven some republican Journals discussing this question as though It might bo necessary for the American people to "adopt broader views" as to the kind of labor desirable for the development of our new possessions , and to tolerate for an Indefinite period , In Hawaii and In the Philippines , systems abhorrent to the con ceptions of right , to establish which our civil war was fought and won. The only kind of Imperialism for which real Ameri cana are ready Is ono of Imperial freedom. If , to extend put dominion over any land , we must give countenance to slavery , It would bo better that our new "expansion" should "dlo " a-bornlng. Opposition Journals are not slow to sneer at republican commissions and newspapers which are willing to discuss as a possibility the spectacle of our nation temporizing with 1 slavery , The Hoaton Transcript , for In stance , affects to see In the toleration of slavery and tike evils a necessary con comitant of what U calls American lin- perlallim. It remains for republicans to send to the next congress tuch a majority of meu , true to the earliest traditions of the party , ay shall at once- demonstrate that It remains still tbo "Party of Freedom , " not merely within the former bounds of our union , but la every land where our flag floats. IH'TY OP Tim COMlfKMCm. AVhnt Should HP Dour with Cnlin , l'nr < o IIloo nnil tlir riillliMilne * . la jin address before the Twentieth Gen- , tury club of Boston last Saturday , ex-S na- tor George S. Boutwclt dlscujscd tbo duty of the United Statis toward Cuba , I'orto Ulco and the Philippines , ire sajd , In part : "Hawaii Is annexed to the United States and Porto Ulco Is a possession of the United States. Without hesitation I say give them territorial government upon the American basis , wfth the largest opportunity for pro gress and for statehood In the American union. "Cuba Is not a possession of the United States , and our policy In regard to that Island should not correspond to the declara tion of ccngrers , Cuba has been freed frohi the dominion of Spain , and upon the under standing that tfie Inhabitants of tbo Island are to set up and maintain a republican government. If the United States Is bound to Cuba , the obligation hath this extent only that the Inhabitants shall be free fioai any Interference while the work of organi zation Is going on. This obligation can be kept easily , but It will not bo accepted and acted upon In good faith by the leaders who have carried on the war against Spain , Prom the first their ultimate object has becii the annexation of the Island to the United States. "That object they will pursue through many years' , and with the tenacity that thiy have exhibited In the thirty years of contest with Spain. In the contest now before us , the landowners and the political leaders of the Insurgents of Cuba , transformed Into ardent friends of the United States , will re ceive the support of a Urge bckly of the people of the United States , especially In the manufacturing and trading dlstr.cts of the country. Every attempt to frame a popular government will Le reslsteJ , and any government that may be set up will be de nounced as a failure. Aside from political considerations there are , however , three largo classes of Americans who are Inter ested In adhering to the declaration of con gress : " 1. The taxpayers , who , In case of the annexation of the Island : must supply the deficiency In revenue , aay not less than IGi',000,000 ' a year , caused by the loss of duties on sugar nnd tobacco brought from Cuba to the United Spates. " 2. The masses of Anicrlcan laborers , of every grade and occupation , who will bo forced Into competition with the millions of underpaid'and unclothed workers of the tropics. " 3. The owners and workers of land whose Interest In'the ' sugar producing Industry is to be destroyed. "My conclusion , however , must bo this : After such a survey of the situation as 1 have been able to make , and notwithstand ing the declaration of congress , and not withstanding the many valid objections to the annexation of Cuba , I reach the con- Juslon that there IB much reason to fear tbat the project for annexation will have become an accomplished fact In the near future. "Even more serious are the questions that must arise from our possession of Manila bay and the capture of the city of Manila. Thcsq acquisitions arc , and for the moment only , military lodgments made In time of war , and , they cannot be treated as the con quest of the Philippine Islands. They con stitute standing ground for diplomatic de bate or for further military undertakings. "Tho conquest of the Spanish Islands In the Pacific ocean was no part of the purpose of the war , as the purpose was declared by us , and the seizure of these Islands may be treated , wisely and properly , as a means of Compelling Spain to yield Jurisdiction over the Island of Cuba , which was the only ono avowed object of the war. "Spain has surrendered all jurisdiction over Cuba , and thereon the government of the United States may with propriety , wls- TOAnd Jdstlco , surrender. Us t temporary possession and all jurisdiction In the Islands of the cast , and that without controversy , or debate , or thought of compensation. "If wo assert a right In these Islands on the basis of conquest , then and thencefor ward wo are , and are to be , parties to ques tions and controversies , not with Spain and AfiulnafJo only , but with many countries 'hat havo. Interests and establishments for business In the Islands. "Consider one Question : By our constitu tion the duties levied upon foreign products must bo uniform throughout the United States. Presumably our system of duties Is enforced In Hawaii as It Is In the city of Mow York. The trade between New York end Honolulu Is coastwise trade , and duties wo not Imposed upon American products. Upon the annexation of the Philippines the trade between those Islands and other coun tries will bo diminished seriously. , Will England , Prance nnd Germany be content while wo take Into our hands the trade of the 10,000,000 Inhabitants of the Philippines ? My propositions are these ; " 1. Give to Hawaii and Porto Ulco terri torial governments and upon a liberal basis. " 2. Insist upon an Independent government for Cuba , and give no encouragement to tbo project for annexation. " 3. Abandon the Spanish IsTands of the Pacific ocean , without controversy , debate or negotiations with any ono. " AND OTHERWISE. The Pillager Indian war seems to have been brought about because the red man 1 6d Imbibed too much bottled , civilization. Ono of the first effects of smoking a tea cigarette , It Is said , Is n desire to sit down. The tea cigarette might be used to ad vantage upon the long-winded speaker at a public gathering. Another gentleman burglar has been ar rested. Ho lived with his family In Brook lyn and was supposed to bo a commercial traveler. Ho had no pals and did his work alone , but the Inevitable' came at last. A young Texas girl ate the heads of 212 parlor matches In an attempt to commit suicide. When she repented she swallowed n lot of lard and bacon as on antidote. The combination was fatal In a few minutes. Frederick Hachmann of Milwaukee claims to have Invented a telegraph Instrument tbat will print messages In typewritten letters without tho1 aid of an operator at the re ceiving office , which may bo hundreds of miles away. Mrs. Amanda Purcell of Portsmouth , N. II. , | s the only woman who hired a substitute 'o fight In the ctvll war. At the time she was a , widow and her sons too small to fight , bull she believed she should send some one and so'pa'ld'$800 to her nephew to go. Major Baker of Fort Sheridan has Issued an order Imposing a fine of | i for each odenao on every soldier who leaves his coat unbuttoned. This should effectually euro the soldier habit of giving buttons away to every young woman who asks for them , EUlo Do Wolfe , the actress , Is reported to have won J'B.OCO at baccarat. This she did by giving an unknown player UOO and when , ho had run the winnings up to $150,000 they divided. Miss Do Wolfe has Just returned to this country and the story Is certainly a better ono4han stolen diamonds or the other old standbys. The announcement that the German em peror will enter Jerusalem on a milk whltu Arabian steed presented for the purpose by somebody or other , will greatly relieve many people who , from numerous recent events , have feared tbat his Imperial highness might get up on his ear again and go Into the holy city on that , In Huosla no one knows how rich are the Demliofls or the YoutoupoBs , because their fortunes are In the shape of vast domains containing gold and silver mines of Incal culable value. These have uot yet been de veloped , but they are but two of the million aire families and there are hundred * of others In tbo empire. A ( inilMAN'S VIEW OK AMHUir.t. Some Infnrmntloit Hl iicimcil Aliroiul liy n Hitrtnril Profcimor. New York Times. Comparing America with UcrnMny , Prof. Mucnstcrbcrg asserts In articles ho has Just published In Germany that It would bo very etisy to prove that ) more verses are written and read on the shores of Massachusetts tuy In a year than anywhere In Germany nnd that In the same place more philoiophy Is expounded , listened to , discussed and read than any n hero In the country of Kant and Hcgcl. Ho mentions the odd fact. In view of the German Idea thuo the Yankee Is a practical being pure ana simple , that such practical sciences as chemistry and medicine BIO moro studied In Europe than la America , while such unpractical subject as Axsyrlol- ogy , Sanskrit , , psj etiology and astronomy are most at homo In Ameilca ; that Latin and often Greek' form part of Che usual educa tion of .he American noman and that real Instruction of art from the purely aesthetic sldo flnus a place In school life In America which docs' no exist anywhere else In the world. Again , take 100 of the principal merchants of Heilln and as many of Hamuurg and Fiankfort , compare them with the same number of merchant princes In Boston , New \ork and I-hllauclphla and ascertain how many years of their llfo they have devoted to gcLeial education against t'he American's twenty-one. Amci leans buy and read more books and magazines than the Germans and aio so used to reading a number of news papers that circulations become possible which \\ould scetn fabulous to the German publUher. The American Is not only so cially polite and hospitable , but he Is really alv\ajs icady to hup others even uJ mucu aacillico of himself , which In Germany \\oulu oeera giotcsquet "Tho whole social robru m America is built uj on a llUelity and taut 10 an extent unknown In Germany 0. LOUISC I'aeio are Buinulers autl thieves lieic as there are everjwhcie , but the cnaracici- Utlc | , oiut Is that thu cornersione of life lu Atncuca Is fai.h lu honesty o ( one a lellou liitn aiiu not , as too oitcn lu Lieimany , tlu icar of.dlshonesty. " TOI.O OCT 01CUtjUT. . Judge "You say the defendant turned und whistled to the Ucg. What followed. ' " intelligent \\ltncsi ' "i ho uog. " Briefs So Lawyer Sharkcy got ten thou- caud dollars for his BUI vices In breaking old Hannlgau's will ? How much of an us Utc Utd old Hunnlh-ati leave , anyway ? Hilawvby , ten thousand dollars , of course ! ' An Arkansas lawyr has at the top of his tmsltifcBH curd the following scriptural ques tion : "If Demetrius and the ciaftsmeti tvhlcb are with him have u matter against any niuu , the law Is o ; > un anu there are deputies ; let them tmpliud oue another. " Acts xlx. , 38. "Prisoner , " said the judge , "tli * Jury has declared you guilty. " , "Oh , that B an light , Judge , " rcsponde. the accused , ' | you are too Intelligent u man , [ think , to bo Influenced by what they say. " Lord Norbury was one day driving with a witty Irish barrister , named VarBDnu , and , hapi/biiing to pass a glbbU , tald to him , "Now , Parsons , if the gullowa had Its duo , where would you be ? " "Driving alone , niy lord , " responded the latter. It has been decided by a Chicago police justice that the word "lobster , " applied tea a human being , Is not a term of reproach , Insult or abuse , 'Ihu learned justic ni-i talncd that the lobster was one of the most beneficent and Important elements of mod ern civilization , and that he who said to his brother , "Thou obster ! " was not ou that account In dangcjof hell fire. Sump.cw AI-U on 'inp. ' Milwaukee Wisconsin. Omaha should try to arrange a good weather exhibit on the occasion of the con vention of the weather bureau officials. THE llUUULAll AU.llV O. Brooklyn Life. The smoke of the battle nils the air and the dust Is flying high ; Wo RIVO three chveru for the volunteers and the men about to die. For the Tieroes bravo whom wo know , we wave , aa they charge In gallant style , And we xhout hurr.iH for the rhur < o ( war and the favor of Fortune's smile , And the glorious ckcua ii.uii.u leader reads are the thing * we all mity know ; But not so plain lu the might and main of the Regular Army O. On the nation's tongue arc the words unsung sungof this silent , moving mass. Yet the victories won by heart and gun might never have come to piu-s If their' measured swing nnd their rifles' ring hud not been there that day To bear the brunt at the battle's front In the Regular Army way , Wo give three chc-Oiv lor ino volunteers ns they charge o'er n fallen foe- It were better still If our throats might 111 ! for the Regular Army O. In Time's great mint , when the circling Kllnt of tno glory coins are seen , Tlulr luster will strike on the boys , alike as their glorious deeds have been. And as turo as Fate mftc o i 'n the great their fullest measure of right , There shall bo no buns' , uui u locord long of the onea who trained to fight. There shall bo no dime In the mint of Time struck out In the afterglow , But an eagle of gold shall bo unrolled for the Regular Army O SIKMHMi Till , ! . , . \ l"l'll'i KI/AG. Judge. He mends the tattered battle flag That lies upon his knees. Its folds have never dipped to aught But bugle call und breeze. The 'scarlet stripes are dull with smoke , The Htais are shot away. And all the bunting streaked and etalned With drops of salty spray. He mends the tattered battle flag A stripling long ago Upon a gallant man-o'-war , Ho Unrned to patch and sew ; And now with all a woman's skill Ho draws the needle through And stitches down th fraying red And darns the ravelled blue. He mends the tattrred battle flag ; But who will mend In turn The scar upon his withered check , A bullet's cruel burn ? Or who restore the ICK ho lost When , reeling deck to deck , The Kearsargo fought the rebel ship And sunk the shattered ivruck. Ho mends thn tattered battle flag ; Once moro It proudly flics , Its starry splendor scarcely dlmincn , A glory In the skiey. And so. when poor old sailors pass Beyond the feas of pain. The Lord , who Is the captain there , Will make them whole again. TIIEIll MAMIOOI ) IS THE SAME. Cleveland Plain Dealer. They came from oust , they came .from west , They came from sunny south , The heart beat warm In every breast , A chwr spread every mouth. Their elbows touched alone the line , Their eyes were all allame. East , west or south , they bore the sign Their manhood ! the same ! They marched ns to u welcome feout , For"ot was Oust and drouth Tlrao brothers of the west and cast , These brothers of the south. The word rant ? out , on swept the charge HtrnlBht up the slope they came , And proved upon the bloody murco > Their manhood is the name ! The rugeed yousster of the plains The child of prairies wide , The petted heir to hoarded gains , Marched chumming side by Hide. They le-pt together , ate and drank , And fousht their way to fame- ' , For what to them wus see al rank Their manhood wau the samel Ond bless 'cm for the work they did I God keen their valiant noulst Their deeds of proweiH run't bo hid , They flitter on the rolls. The Htrnnge assorted little- band That HchtliiK could not tame. Has shown to all the ctircimK land Their manhood U the same ! TAUT Cleveland Plain Dealer : "Grumsby the only man who wore a dresN suit the other nlKlit. " "Yes , nnd that wasn't his. " Yonkcrs Statesman : Hho Now , dear , wo must begin to economize ; . He All right. Itegln by making the bread lighter. Indianapolis Journal : "Uenlly , now , " mused the nutumn lenf , "I don't seem to be on. " But just then It dropped. _ _ 4 Washington Star : "DM vmi cnv h " -AS n famous man ? " Inquired young Mrs. Tni--lns. "Certainly , " answered her husband , "Dear mo ! You wor'c'n't ' 'h'rii' ' ' 'o innk nt nun. Ho Isn't hdavy enough for n pu gilist nor light enough for a Jockey. " Detroit Journal : At Hrht of the ) now out- In , i < Kirt. the * world laughed. "HrovUy , " xclalmcd the world , "In the soul of wit ! " ' 1 ho world Is prone to glvo to general principles a sweeping application , thus of ten dong | cruel injustice1. Boston Transcript : Mniulo I sec you with Charley lommlns a good deal. 1 begin to think you like him bitter than your soldier boy , Fred. Carrie Charley Is nicer ono way. Ho la so good , you know. Ho writes all my letters to Fred. That's something Freddy never did. I used to Imvj to write them myself. Washington Star : Unsafe. "I must con fess , " said the Spanish statesman , nn ho closed the atlus. "that 1 am apptehenslvu for the future.1' "Don't you think we're , out of trouble ? " "Wo arc , but only for the present. An the ease now stands we're notK \ \ enough to whip anybody and not small enough to get along without beng : noticed. " Somcrvllle Journal : Casual Caller Don't you over got tired writing jokes ? Humorist YM , but when I do It rests mete to think how much more tired people must jet reading them. Chicago Record : "Cousin Josephine hides lor iKafncss with great tact. " "How ? " "She tnlks all the time. " Somcrvllle Journal : When a No. S woman Is pcrsuadc'd Into buying a No. 4 jhoe , xhc pi'li ' her foot Into It In moro , iense. than one , Chicago Post : "Sir ! " exclaimed the Irate narent. "liow do you explain your audacity In iinkliiK mo for tlu nuiKi ui no UUUOH- ter ? " Merely as a courtesy to you , sir , " re plied the young man. " 1 assure you I nave on no ocuiuion to regard It as u neces sity. " Washington Star : ' "I must put my future In the hands of my friends , " said the Chi nese emperor , Hiuily. "Well , " answered LI Hung Chang"that's itbout the best thing you can do. But I mny ns well remind you that none of your friends holds anything higher than a pair of deuces in this administration , " The AV y Out. t Chicago Rtcord. , The time we lee In whining , In Krowllm ; and r.pplnlng , Were better spent In merriment And conduct more rcllnlng. t Thoucfh fortune bo deluding , Small roliuo comes from brooding ; The smll'iiK ' face will find a place Where frowns would be Intruding. - iSo So crowd your troubles under , , And If you make a blunder (3et lit ) and drat nnd swear you must Retrieve yourself , by thunder ! TIUr.Ml'H OK KI.ATTHHY. ChlcriKO News. "He never shall wed Ml' ( ln-"rhT " r * * " "i-M. - "She shall never bo his , with my consent ! " hue hdu iiioiu.a ) 1.i.n , To tnp wlmlH that blow. And freely she gave her feelings vent. The mnltjcn wan fnir. And the rrothor had hair Of the color tImt'H commonly known n3 red ; Thp man In the case Had nu Imjcinl foce , Uut plenty of gray mutter ; stored In his head. S g"3 ' My daughtjr , " she said , - , , \ , "Neveritii in > tout. . . , o..d she ; But the Icllow knew ' ' Of a trick or two And ho courted nnd waited patiently. Her lia'r was red , AH has Veer. said- One day ho "fferred to h r "auburn hair ; " She had scorned him once And called him a dunce , But he won hir approval then and there. OUH DAILY IIULLETIN. JACKSONVILLE. Flo. . Oct. 14. 1898. Under the fchedulo of the War Denartment a largo force of troops will leave hero' today for Cuba. About 50.000 soldiers in all will bo required to garrison various nolnts In that Island and Puerto Rico. Is a special day with us in our several departments Some unusual values will be shown and it will be of interest for you to visit our store. One is an $8 suit for men another is a $2,50 suit for boys. Still another is a $13.50 overcoat. Then we have some underwear at 50c. hosiery at J5c and severa styles of men's hats at $2.00. These are extra special for to day. You will always find in any purchase you make here true value for your money , and the best for your money , or your money back. O W. Con Ml * < * JfeujlM U.