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Tzscliuck , secretary of The Ho ( Publishing company. bPlng duly sworn , says Hint the arluul number of full and oompk'U copies of The Dally , Morning , Evening ani Hunday IJee , printed during the nionlh ol l-'cbruary , l&HO , was as follows : Net total Bales . ( toiKH Nut dally average . Jl.N.d rsEouaB n. TX.SCHUCK Subscribed and sworn to before mo this Ctb day of March , 1S99. ( Seal ! ) 0.150. M. UEBD. Notary Public In and for Douglas County , Neb. Nebraska 1ms n now K " > O lnw , but Iho ohnnccH nro It will be enforced nbout us stringently us is the no-treat law. The Intornntionnl chess contest now In progress by cable threatens to be fully ns exciting ns a duel with brickbats at u thousand yards. Kroin the way tlio Texas leglsliiturc Is applying the lash to wc-Uovernor HoRg the grunting and squealing down there must be something terrlllc. AVlieu 'tho beef Investigation commit tee readies Omaha the only tiling it will find embalmed will be the defunct Imrd times and the late calamity howl ers. Senor Agonclllo having1 duly recovered from his Involuntary salt bath , will now proceed without further interruptions to pull off a few Filipino victories for the benefit of Europe. The Kock Island road has increased the pay of its section men from 5 to 10 per cent. And still some people nre so perverse as to assert there Is no real Improvement In the times. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson writes that lie J.s too busy distributing garden seeds at this time of the year 1o lake a hand in tlio Iowa senatorial con test. Politics will wait , but spring planting will not. From reports brought in by travelers who have made their way through portions tions of Thibet it Is evident there will not be any great rush of pleasure seek ers to that ( inarleiof the globe during the present season at least. Only two weeks more of pay for the members of the legislature. The pres ent body will not be much like Its pred ecessors If It does not hurry through business in order to avoid donating any more time 'than necessary to the state ; . The -Illinois Central Is the first of all the projected Iowa roads to begin Irack laying. Not only has the llrst bplke been already driven on the extension to Omaha , but Omaha Is assured the last spike will be driven before the year expires. Those who may fliul themselves Invol untarily Blowing up behind people coming - ing out of the banks In the hope of getting the drop on a § 5,000 roll would do well to lose no lime on that account for It may not happen again In u hun dred years. OHlcers in the Cuban army are said to be as numerous as colonels In Ken tucky. Out of a total force of.IL',000 , , 10,000 are commissioned and non-coin , missioned , officers. The Cubans evi dently studied Don Quixote's plan of military organization. That calamities never come as single spies , but In battalions , Is again dem onstrated by the fact that following hard on Lord Heresford's collapsed mission Kngland will learn the joint de bate between the Iowa and Illinois uni versity boys went against a Dritlsh alli ance with America. Heeauso a sexton was killed by light ning while ringing a church bell at Ply mouth , Muss. , and on the same day an empty beer keg fell on a man In an Alabama ) saloon and crushed him to death , it is to bo hoped tlio ungodly will not conclude that the church Is becom ing as dangerous ns the saloon , The reports of the naval otlicor sent to the island of Guam do not indicate that the United States acquired any great commercial Interests there. The principal city of the island has a com merce about as extensive ns a country village of about COO Inhabitant * . Hut then the country has been expanded. Prince HllUoff , minister of Uusslan railways , hnu made a careful compu tation und llnda that when the trans- Siberian railroad shall have been com pleted a trip around tlio world can be easily made In thlrly-threo days with out nnduo hurry. While this lets Jules Verne entirely out of It , Nelly Hly and the other bull' female attaches of the yellow sheets should never rest until the record la reduced to an even uwutu , rnr-.ST.s AND tin : The organization of trust. * , which pee on at a rapid rate , has had an ui lookod-for and most surprising cllei upon the banking IntoroNt of th country. It was suppocpd tlin the creation of trusts would li volvo borrowing mnnoyto a very larg amount and that the smaller as we ] as the larger banks would share In th profit Hils demand made possible. I appears , however , that Instead financial opcra.tlon * of that kind Hi greater part of these transactions Imv been accomplished without Importan borrowing , or. If there has been anj thing of that kind done , It has been b ; Indirect method. On the other ham the financing of these combinations ha Jed 'to large deposits , especially In th smaller banks , so that the managers n those banks have been embarrassed finding dllllctilty In profitably loanlni their deposits. The explanation given of this uncx peeled condition Is that very much o the increased capital of the country 1 being utilized In the creation of mist and that , Instead of borrowing , tin capitalists are Investing their owi money. In corroboratlon of 'this tin fact Is ii'otcdi ' that while deposits tin Increasing everywhere they are In creasing proportionately less in Ncv York and some of the larger cities thai In the small towns. The New Yorl correspondent of the Phlladelphh Press says in reference to lids condl tion : "These unexpected development ! have caused It t.o bo surmised that tin wholesale and enormous combination o capital which the creation of trusts 1m : occasioned may In very Important re spccts change the nature and dlrcctioi of much of 'the methods In the past char acterlstlc of American banking. Tin suspicion in , this city is that liercaftei almost all the capital which seeks Invest ment In the banking business will d < It through the organization of what an called trust associations. It Is througl these that the chief part of the llnan dug of the great combinations Is demand and as these institutions are free t < do many things , prohibited to nationa banks tlio only way the banks can ge some share of the great prollt whiel the financing of the combinations makes possible is by Indirect assocla tlon with the trust companies. " It Is extremely probable that this will be tin next development of the trust policy. Meanwhile combinations grow apace It is roughly estimated that the num ber organized since the beginning of the present year represent a total capitali zation considerably over ? oOO,000,000 Even comparatively unimportant cor pora-tlons and 'businesses have submit ted to the epidemic. We do not kntm the number of trusts In existence , bul they represent a capitalization amount Ing to nearly If not quite two- thousand millions of dollars. Undoubtedly a part uf this is llctltlous , but in any evenl we have in these combinations a Ire moudous power , which is steadily In creasing and becoming more firmly in- trenched a power that Ins little respect for law or the courts , as has been illus trated In Ohio by the Standard OH com nany's defiance of judicial authority. Of JI'O.IMA. The sensation-seeking Prof. Uerrou , In a recent lecture , has distanced all predecessors In pushing to Its extremity the advocacy of the emancipation ol woman. Taking 'the position that po IlUcal rights can avail nothing so lonj ; : is woman is subordinated to man In the commercial , Industrial and profes sional world he boldly advocates , ut iin actual necessity , an emancipation which shall destroy every relation ol dependence upon man. The reasons upon AVhich it is sought to justify such a complete social revo lution are twofold. Klrst , that so long us woman Is dependent upon man she will continue to be to all intents and imrposcs his property , and , secondly , tliat while this isthe case she must remain handicapped and fettered In tin race as a bread winner upon which social conditions are each year making It more imperative for her to enter. The number of women In the United States is about equal -to the men , bul the distribution in the different states Is such that , generally speaking , women nre more numerous In the east .tnd men In the west. Inthe eastern states com petition Is sharper and , conscquimt'ly it Is harder to make a living , which has operated to decrease marriage , leaving the number of women who , fiCcorUinK to the usual rate , should have been sup ported by husbands , to bu added to the ( ilrcady large surplus. That state of tiff a Irs has forced women to enter thu Held as bread winners. The sense ol Independence engendered by It was not jlow to become contagious , so that to- lay 'thousands of women in every sec tion of the country are supporting themselves who are not compelled tn lo so , and each- year the number In- .Teases. The lesson to be drawn Is that whether women are compelled to work for a Jiving or not they will continue [ o invade the Holds of commerce , in- lustry and the professions , Irrespective jf what the men may think about It. While this Is true , and while man ivlll meekly accord her the place L-lalmed , her occupancy of It Is not In tended to be a permanent 'thing and ipon the llrst favorable opportunity will proceed of her own motion to put to light Prof. Ilerrwn'H argument. Woman : io more wants to destroy Uio relation if dependence than man wishes it de stroyed. She may take with apparent | oy to playing waltzes on the type- tvrlter , to selling pretty bonnets , presid ing over the destinies of a cash regis ter , or even to sawing oil1 limbs and irgulng cases In court. Hut deep down In her heart she never forgets that she wants to marry , which she almost invariably - variably does when a good opportunity presents Itself. With marriage comes an inevitable ? nd to the dream of Independence. In fact , it could not very well exist In the lual state without endangering the re- Inllon. That this Is so there is good reason to bo thankful , for tin * women who have tried to live up to the theory > f sexual Independence have never ac- Himpllshcd anything substantial for the jeneflt or happiness of the world , on Jio contrary itliey Imve rather interfered with progress. Woman has her mission the most precious and Important of life Her Impress of moral and religion- training Insures society and good gov eminent and whenever she neglects Mm duty to wage a war of so-called self emancipation she thereby seeks to teai down the structure that she alone cai rear Into symmetrical completion. Tin crusade for sexual Independence wll not succeed , for the gond reason that tin Idea Is as abhorrent to woman as it 1 : unnatural and distasteful to man. ln til nature Is changed the woman of Ten nyson and of l/nigMlow will contlnm 1o pour Inspiration Into the lu < art of tin world , arming and strengthening mat and lifting him up a little nearer to per feel ion. a The trade between the United States and Canada Is steadily growing , li spile of a tariff policy which Is favor able to Knglaiid and Is designed ti promote the Interests of Kngllsh manu facturers In competition with' Amerl cans In the Canadian market. lyisi year the value of the exports from thh country to Canada was nearly $1),000 ) ! ! , 000 , being greater by over $ . " > 0,000,00l than our whole exports to Central and South America. In proportion to thelt numbers the Canadians buy more from the United States than any other com munity In the world and 'there is every reason to expect that they will con tinue to be among our best customers , The extensive commercial deaJlngs between the two countries should make for friendly lelations and that It does have this effect among the people is not to bo doubted , but there are Cana dian politicians who seem ever ready to stir up Ill-feeling and to put obstacles in the way of a closer friendship. An example of such Is seen In the member of parliament who proposed that Can ada organize an army of 1200,000 men for defense of her border , Implying that there was danger of the country being invaded from the United States. Doubt less there arc others wlno think as he does , but it Is hardly conceivable that any considerable number of intelligent men in Canada seriously believe that there is any danger to that country from this. If there shall ever be a con- llict between them the provocation will come from Canada. In view of. our growing trade with our northern neighbor , 'the ' question sug- ge.sts itself whetherwe should derive any advantage or benefit from a reci procity arrangement. Our exports to Canada have steadily increased with out reciprocity and there is every rea son to expect will continue 'to do so. Such an arrangement would undoubt edly benefit Canada , but It is not ap parent that this country would/ / gain anything from it. row ; I.KO xni. Leo XIII , pope of Itome , is ono of the 'truly ' illustrious men of this century , nearly all of which his life has covered , he having been born March li , 1810. llo would have achieved distinction in statesmanship and diplomacy in any civilized country and It is doubtful whether In these respects he has a peer in Europe at tills time. The best judg ment of the world ranked him with 15s- ! marck and Gladstone and those mighty statesmen lef-t no successors In their re spective countries. When elected to the papacy in 1878 , Leo found a great and most serious 'task to be performed , which was noth ing less than that of restoring the vatl- can to the confidence which had been impaired or altogether lost by his prede cessor. Most of the Catholic powers of Kurope were without representation at Homo and the church was suffering in consequence. He addressed himself to this task without delay and with consummate diplomatic skill and tact hud within a comparatively brief time accomplished the desired result. Since then the papacy has had no serious controversy or Issue with any power and Is at present on the most complete terms of mnlty withall. - . The natural result has been to materially strengthen the church and it is perhaps not too much to say that no half dozen of his predecessors did so much to extend Catholicism as Pope Leo has done. More than any other pontiff in history he has commended himself 'to Protestants by his unfailing tact , kindness and liberal ity. Ills statesmanship has been con spicuously shown In his approval of re publican Institutions in Franco and the United States and his Influence in re ligion and politics alike has been broadly benignant. Under his direction the papacy has been a liberalizing rafher than a reactionary force In all countries where Itomnn Catholics are In a ma jority. The aged pontiff has shown wonder ful vitality In the Illness from which ho Is recovering and the universal wish Is that ho will be restored to complete health and that his Jlfo will bo pro longed many years. TllK SITUATION IX 1'QHTOCO. . The highly favorable Impression which obtained in regard to the people of Porto lllco has been dissipated by the state ment of General Henry , military gov ernor of the Island. It will be re membered that when the American forces landed In Porto KIco the people hailed them with the most effusive man ifestations of friendliness. Wherever our soldiers and our flag appeared they were greeted with' great enthusiasm , Indicating not only the strong desire of the people to be freed from Spanish domination , but also 'their willingness to submit without question to American rule. There was some talk , of course , of a desire for Pelf-government , but It was not general and It was felt that there would bu little difficulty In gov erning the Island and that only a small force of troops would be required 10 preserve order. General Henry has administered af fairs on lloeral lines. Ho placed natives in public positions , In order to enable them to 'learn something of tlio true principles f government. They did not generally make good otllclals , while some of them manifested a disposition to Ignore If not to rebel against American authority. Such of them were removed from otllcc , which of coui'bO was the proper thing to do , though U probably aggravated matters , for those person would jrmturally do all that wns pns l ble to foster sentiment against Amorl cans. Consequently there Is a state o affairs which General Henry character Izes as alarming and Instead of return lug soldiers to the United States he say : he should have twice the number o troops he has. The people want self government , which General Henry say they are utterly unlHtcd for and proba bly no one will doubt his judgment. Of course the government must nice the demands of the situation prompt ) : and vigorously. More tro.ips will liavt to be sent to Porto lllco and the peoph there given to understand that If the ; do not peaceably yield obedience to oil ! authority they will be whipped Into sub mission. There Is * no other way , nlnet they nro Incapable of self-government Such a course , to be sure , will not makt them loyal subjects. They will learn If they have not already done so , u hate Americans as heartily as they dh Spaniards , but we have assumed tin responsibility of taking care of them alii must perform 'that duty even If It slial be necessary to kill off some of them. ' OF The present Uusslan ambassador al Washington never loses an opportunltj to assure the American people of tin friendship of his country for the United States. In a recent Interview Count Casslnl said that Hussla maintains hei old historic altitude toward this nation. . She was ono of the llrst , he said , to aid the founders of this republic and she has been throughout Its growth a sym pathetic and sincere friend. He re ferred to the attitude of Hussla. during our civil war when it seemed that Kng land would Interpose and said that if during tlio war which lias just been fought the United States had needed the aid of Hussla It would have been given as freely and fully as In the past , The American people fully appreciate the friendship of Hussla and desire its continuance , but they will not permit this consideration , to Influence their judgment In respect to a foreign policy In the direction which Hussla would be pleased to have us take. Count Cnsslnl remarked that It would seem now that the United States will be forced by tins necessities of the case to take part In the deliberations of the nations con cerning China's commercial future and lie said Unit while Hussla ls not trying to draw this country into the Chinese question , yet If the United States , to protect her commercial Interests , sees lit to seek a voice In deciding this im portant issue , Hussla will be the llrst to welcome her. The ambassador has learned since his Interview that this government does not at present wish to have any voice in deciding the Chi nese question. It does not propose to take any part in the matter , simply desiring' that its commercial interests : uul rights In China shall be recognized and respected. There does not appear to bo any danger that this will'not be ilone. According to her ambassador Hussla will adhere to lieu announced policy respecting the open door and to this the United States has made no ob jection. Great Hritain and Germany : ire certain to adhere to the policy they have proclaimed. Thus there is now no valid reason why the United States should take any part in deciding -tlio Chinese question. Hut there Is likely to be a persistent effort to draw this country Inta that question and the protestations and manifestations of friendship for the United States on the part of European nations having the largest interests in China make an appeal to our national pride which there Is danger may at some future time prove irresistible. We have ichieved recognition as a world power : ind what we have 'to combat is the temptation to act as such to the broad- i'st extent In this we shall have an- sther test of our devotion to the tra- ilitloiml policy of the nation. Let us , while welcoming and cultivating Euro pean friendship , not delude ourselves with the Idea that it is altogether dis interested and unselfish. Possibly that : > f Hussla is more nearly so than that 3f any other power , but no European nation is friendly to tills country from purely altruistic motives. To the anglomanlacswho regard tOngland as a paragon of political virtue , free from corruption and other evil in- iluences that beset the United States , the report of the London Chamber of Commerce will come as a rude shock. According to that report corruption so pervades the English commercial and liuslness world that it has become well ulgh Impossible to buy or sell or to transact any affair of ordinary moment without resorting to bribery. Even the corruption has extended to the profes sional men and scientists , so that it Is said If one wishes to buy a mechanical Instrument ho must pay a "commis sion" to the scientist for recommending it , while the doctor demands his per centage from the chemist and the undertaker. The London Chamber of Jonuuerco has made its Investigation with thoroughness , anil tins evil is round to be so general and deep-rooted .hat It will appeal to Parliament 1o pass i bill milking the taking of "cvjinmls- dons" a felony , which will be done at in early day. Wo have a good many ibuscs over here to contend with , but so far corruption has confined Itself to .lolltlcs , and we should bo duly thank- 'ul that such evils as beset English ommcrco are practically unknown in Hir business world. From the row in Macedonia It Is ap- mreut that It is not all beer and skittles vlth Colonel Humid Just now. There s no reason to bellevo that tlio enter- trlslng Macedonians mean to carry the natter 'further ' than to get a few tliou- land of-their tongues and noses abbrevi- ited , but Colonel Hamld does not seem o know this and from the fact that 10 has sent 78,000 troops to participate n this llrst early spring picnic It would icem that he Is judging the danger from ho noise. Tills is unfair to the Mace- lonhins , for noise Is their strongest mill- ary feature and If they fought as hard is they talked the exploits of their countryman , Alexander , would be tame iffairs compared to what they would lo. Hut barring stray cattle there is little danger to anything from n regula tlon Macedonian revolt aifd It Is a pit ; that the sultan In settling up the no count will charge them not with tin damage done but for the noise made. Colonel Tamasese now proceeds fi give his Impressl.ins of the Into argil ment at Samoa altogether different fron anything that has yet appeared. Ac cording to his story seating Mataafi was claimed by the Germans to be "onlj a trick , " which Tamasese was to Ink' along with the crown , i/usl how tha was to bo accomplished lit- forgets U say , but the chances are his friend fron across the Hlilne was somewhat Indell nltc on that point , which may explali the virtuous declinations of the roya job. The New York public has been frequently quently regaled with full illustrated no counts of how it feels to go Into a lion's caije , the sensations of being run ovei by a street car and the Impressions o young women while hanging by the to > nails out of a fifteenth-story window but so far as learned none of those on terprlslng Journals has yet secured i volunteer for the story of one's reflec tions Just after swallowing a bottle ol cyanide of mercury. Interviews with statesmen and dlplo mats of all countries Indicate that Ku ropenn nations liuvo shouldered a Httk more of the white man's burden In tin Orient than they can comfortably carrj and would be more than willing to have the United States shoulder a portion of 'the load. The Husslan representative Is the latest to indicate that a transfer of cargo would not be distasteful. The English naval secretary has asked for an Increased appropriation for am munition for target practice In tlio navy In justification -points to the late wai between the United States and Spain , In Which the ability to shoot straight cut such an Important figure , livery time llrothcr Jonathan gets into dilll- culty ho gives his neighbors a few les sons in how to get out. From the latest reports it is to be feared Uie homeopathic doses of be nevolent assimilation administered by General Henry are altogether insutll- cient for the cure of Porto lllco. In cases where the patient is suffering from that Spanish feeling it can be used as a liniment with better results , provided care is taken to rub it in thoroughly. The people of Guatemala might have secured some valuable advice from resi dents of San Francisco before they turned over the entire railway system of the country to Collls P. Huntlngton. As it is now too late to render advice of value they may find comfort In com miserating with each other. Si'conil the Motion. Nov.- York Tribune. The president has Imd an anxious -and laborious year. Wo hope ho will take the , 'acatlon ho needs- and thoroughly enjoy It. the Hoot. St. Louis Republic. It's natural that Italy , "the boot of Eu rope , " should bo brought in to begin tlio kicking down of the Chinese wall for the final assault of the powers. Anicrlcn'H Triulc I2xi > niiNlon. Globe-Democrat. A Vienna professor of economic science Jeclarcs that American exports threaten the commercial llfo of Europe. ' If our products und manufactures nro better and cheaper than can bo obtained In Europe the Austrians - trians will bo apt to order tlicm If they sot a chance. In some lines of producllou Lhe Americans are unrivaled. Stump AVlvdoni. J. Sterling Morton's Conservative. A careless swinger of the axe cut down i splendid tree so that ho might rob a squirrel's nest of Its young when tUo mon arch of the forests fell. And the next day lie found written upon the stump thcso lines : What nature reared by centuries of toll , A aculawaK In half a day can spoil ; An equal fate for him may heaven pro vide Damned In the moment of his tallest pride. ExiUIIIMlOII Of till ! I'llllllc Philadelphia Times. It Is a fact not commonly recognized by the public that the interest bearing debt of : ho United States has Increased In the. past ilx years from ? 585,000,000 to $1,040,000,000 n round numbers , or more exactly , by $165- roi,040. It Is observed that this nearly : orrcsponds with the cost of the late war , nut it does not provide for the Increased jnnual appropriations , which are gradually Irawlng down the balance In the treasury. Hut congress has taken no steps to replcn- sh it. for .llnno MiiNlr. Doston Transcript , It Is a condition and not n theory that : onfront8 free trade Oreat Britain when > ho contemplates the imposition of import lutios upon wheat ( Angllce "corn" ) and mgar. Theories , however finely spun , are emorsclessly Bwopt away by necessity. England's inability to make both ends neet under present conditions appears to bo luo to Imperialism the disease fashionable unong nations , slnco the wily ncpconsfield ilayed politics with Ills "Empress of India" md the music balls added the jingo Jingles. AV1I HAT AMI C'OH.V. Two Very IHflVriMit Tlilnux In Aincr- II'll | Synonym * In Knuliind. J. Sterling Morton's Conservative. Corn and wheat nro two very different hlngs in the American fanner's vocabulary , lut at an earlier day , and In Kngland down o the present time , the two words have icon used almost Interchangeably. Wheat Iways meant wheat , and corn meant any ; lnd of grain used for food ; but as wheat vas the grain chlelly used for that purpose , i-hen the English and the first American ottlers sold corn they usually meant wheat , 'his is why the legislation concerning the oed supply of fireat lirltaln , which caused mch disturbance a hundred years ago , was ailed the corn laws ; a thing that used really to puzzle- young students of English Istory. Tlio American pioneers found the natives lining mnlzo exclusively ; they had ctill- ated It for a great length of time , as ap- cars from ears found In prehistoric graves , ut there for the cousumptlon of departed ed men , who probably found It , however , 00 hard for their spiritual teeth ; llttlo unty nubbins with half a dozen rows of ound bluish kernels to a cob. This being bo food cereal of the aborigines was called y the settlers the Indians' corn , and aa 1 teen assumed llr.st-rato Importance as a rep , ft was presently called corn pure and Imple. the name that now prevails uni- ersally on this eldo of the water. Writers nd travelers of 200 years ago , however , ometlmcs speak of "maize , or Indian corn" n ono page and ' 'inalze , or Indian wheat" u the next * NP.Cfli.VIt SHOTS AT TIIIJ IM'MM'I ChlMRO New * : A lloston preaolicr hfi resigned bopaiife ho wn locked out of hi x-hurch. It .will bo seen that theHosto preacher Is not nniong those who can't Ink ft hint before the house falls on them. Kansas City Star : In English eliurrht congregations nro lighting with lliolr flat over the ritualist question. It Is presume that the contests nro conducted , not nccortl Ing to the marquis of Queenfcberry's rule : but under the thlrly-nlno articles. Uoston ( Hebe : A minister at Pulaskl , I'a hns been dismissed by his congregation be cause he Insisted In n sermon that the rain bow existed 'before ' tlio Hood. Now lie real Izes there's more gold In sticking to plat everyday facts than In chasing the pot n the end of a rainbow. lloston Transcript : The New York clergy man who recently nominated Admlrn Dewey for president did the admiral no bet ter service than ho did to the cause of re llglon. There Is n time for everything , nni the proper occasion for the nomination of i president U not In ehurch tlmo and by i minister of the gospel. Kansas City Journal : At Kort Scott thi other day the Presbyterians and the Meth odlsta had an old-fashioned spelling match with thirty-two on each side. Ono by otu the contestants were spelled Uown until enl ; two 1'resbyterlnns and ono IMethodlst re malnotl. Then the master gave out tin word "ptisan , " and all three .missed It , leav ing a victory for neither side. Ptisan Is de fined In the dictionary ns a imicllaglnou ! decoction used na n drink , and it Is not t < bo expected that Presbyterians and .Meth odists would know much about drinks. I'KUSOXAI. . ' ' AM ) O'l'lllCll These advance obituaries of Kipling , "kepi standing" in newspaper offices , may besafcl ; placed on the dead rack. Even If events did not shape themselves to suit , Axhnlral Sampson can console him self with the prlzo money. Cuba's patriot army , though somewhat backward In getting into the firing line , musters up strongly at the paymaster's win dow. San Juan people nro already complalnlnp of the quality of the gum on Undo Sam's postage stamps. Still that Is a much caslei article to lick than that tendered last year , Three gold shirt studs nre the assets of r Pennsylvania man who went Uito debt $70,000 and then Into bankruptcy. U Is hardly necessary to add that ho Is not a member of the state legislauro. The coat of the funeral of a congressman who died recently foots up $1,500. As Uncle Sam is expected to foot the bill , the bill- makers Improved the occasion to glvo him a. sauiplo of homo-made expansion. Montana's junior senator is described as "a slight , built , dellcato looking man with reddish whiskers and weighing not moro than 125 pounds. " The cralm that Senator 21ark Is a democrat needs revision. Ono by ono the illusions of youths and eld- : rs vanish beneath the searchlight of iuvca- .Igatlon. Thu fragment of a .Aicteor recently Ilscovcreil In Kentucky turns out to be a : hunk of burned coal from a locomotive. A "dlvino healer" is operating down cast > y the usual method "laying on liands. " Every fellow constitutionally op posed to work lays hands on everything aiovablo when the owner Is not looking. -Tho legislative investigation in progress In ? ennsyi'vani-a - has revealed a variety of ways > f "shaking the political plum tree" with > refit to the shaker. It also adds several striking expressions to the political vocabu- ary of the state , where "addition , division ind silence" originated. The objection raised by South Dakota lowboys to bathtubs has been misinter preted outside the state. If tubs must come o the Cheyenne river country they Insist m the variety -with lids on , so that the > wner may bo decently planted without a cqulsltlon on the cotlln trust. Jersey Is waxing rich on fees from new .rust companies. The state Incorporated ; rusts during the month of February nlono rvkose capitalization aggregated some $250- 100,000 and received for this service fees imountlng to $71C32. In January Its re- iclpts from this source amounted to $38,830 , n December to $ lfi,312 , in November to $11- ' 01 and in October to $5,045. SA.VAUKS OF CIVILIZATION. I'ulNoiiciI Arrow TIiH Sui i'l" < ' < l ! > > ' I'olNinicil Crinily nnI liromlile. J'hDidelphlu Press. Thu New York Knickerbocker Athletic ilub poisoning case has ended in an indlct- nent and the next step will be the trial for nurdcr , and murder iby poisoning at that , if Mollncux , a young man with n young vlfo and a white-haired father holding a ilgh and honorable position. Into the guilt or innocence of the athletic ouug man who faces this ordeal it Is not lecessary to enter. The Now York news papers are already trying the case with a personal Interest and a partisan zeal only possible where "everybody nbout town" mows and has seen the men , the women and ithers who make up this hideous uncover- ng of the savages of civilization. Murder was done. This la clear. Now hut It , Is known with what poison ( Mrs. ulama was done to death the same poison las been found In another victim Unmet , lut a foul death moro or less Is really Ight gray by Iho blackness of Iho foul life ho Inquest has laid ibare. The Now York Athletic club , llko the ; lgantlcbaths of ancient Home , Is the last product of n luxury rotten before it Is ripe , 'ho examination before the coroner , moat if whleh could be printed , which is moro hun can too said for the coming trial , lays iaro a group of people of both sexes and all orts and conditions of foul indulgence ct-n- erlng about this club. There worn athletes nd rnon that pretended to bo athletes , and nun that supported the club who wcro loithcr athletes nor wanting to be , nml all bout , llko the characters In Ephra Helm's ilays , n perpetual horde of expectant romcn , These people wore clothes and Ivcd In culled dwellings and belonged to 'athletic ' clubs. " They were "about town. " lotsam and jetsam In the civilized whlrl- ool. Their outer semblance was that of Ivlllzcd men and women. 'Hut ' they were not. nrooch-cloutcd avages or savages who had not oven cached the breech-clout could not have latched tlu-so lurkcrs and lurchers In thu few York Jungle. It was not a club but a ilr they lived In. Ileforo the Inquest was ver there was no crime which had not oen suggested , and the murder which was harged was on the whole respectable by ho sldo of the rest. Women there were nd men. Tljey had visiting cards , they fere engaged and got married , money was ree all around and human llfo and love till freer , and all nbout were the cars and nblcd , the eoda water bottlr and sprayers , lie 'baths and flats and clubs , and the olsons of a highly developed civilization. Hut underneath was the ultimate 1111- iltlgatcd savage of the jungle , with all hla Ices and none of his virtues , and poison ut up In a fellvor holder for the poisoned rrow tip of the canebrake. I'olsonlng In ic Now York Athletic club , poisoning across : ie continent , slaying in a Delaware homo om San Francisco , and everywhere the uno background of IJllltli , or worse or oth , fouling lives Innumerable. Duo justice ivlll have its way , but when iBtlco has had Us way and day thcio re- lalna the challenge to all the higher and otter force.of society whether It be strong nougli , powerful enough and vigilant nough to deal with these savages of clvlll- itlon or are they instead multiplying and assessing the lund us already they hold > mo centers of city life , llko the Knlcker- cker Athletic club ? IllAST * rilOM HAM' * IIOHN. llrnrt wUtlom In ahead of biol < tramline. A birth I * moro solemn limn a dentil , and jot moro JoyoiM. Hon't wnsto today's dtrciiRth fighting to- morrow's battles. Keeping the month shut Is one way to keep tlio heart pure. Snow Hurries of trouble ( In not extin guish ( lotl's sun of love. T"ho knots of trouble In Iho cord Of ! ! ' mark your vessel's progress. The soldslinrsa that shuts In the candle light shuts out Iho sunshine , Mfe is n scheme of paying off oilf debts to the past by gifts , to the future. The silence of n good man Is jnoro elo quent than the rhetoric of n fraud. The gibes of the InlUlel nro ns pitiful at the wooden-legged man's scorn of shoes. The church that does not gather In the poor shuts Its King outside- the door. Some people so'blind ' their eyes with tears for yesterday's faults that they stumble all through today" Jt is usually the man who cannot rule lui own house who wants to administer the af fairs of the earth. -Some men nro so Interested In the monKry stage of their evolution that they forget they nro now .men. DO.MII.STIC ril2ASA.\THIis. lmllnniKll.s ; Journal : "The course of true love , " sighed Iho xontlmcntn : person , "never , ulus ! runs smooth. " "It docs sometimes , " said the Unohclor , "until after the wedding. " Chicago JJocord : Singleton Have- you ever experienced the supreme Joy that comes from lliullng In your pocket n dollar that you Didn't know you had ? " Uenedlct No ; my wife- has upon several occasions. Philadelphia North Anicrlrnn : Mother I distinctly lirnrd sounds of kissing In tha hall last night. Daughter ( archly ) it must have reminded , you of the old times , inaminn. Somervlllo Journal : Miss Smith Marry you'/ Indeed , 1 won't. 1 wouldn't marry you if you w-sro the last man on earth. Mr. Hrown ( ea'mly ) IP 1 were the lint man on earth , Miss Smlili , you wouldn't get ti chance. Detroit Journal : \Vlfo Oh , Alfred ! Tlio neighbors- take exception to uj b.'causo there's a. skeleton In our closet ! Husband Well , It's evident we can't please both our neighbors anil our serv ants ! Chicago News : "There's no fool llko the old man who marries a yuuiiK woman. " " 1 don't know ; there s Hie young woman who marrley the old man. " Detroit Free Press : "Is there no way of compromising your dllTei-ences ? " uakod the lawyer of IUM suburban client , btnt on in t augurating a suit for divorce. ' None ut all. Oo ahead , i'ut It on the ground of extreme cruelty. I told Her to 1-et me the best spring medicine * .the could llud. 'She ' ordered a bucksaw , a otird ot hardwood and an ax. All lioue of an um- Icublo adjustment lt jmiit. " .MAHCII. William Cullcn Bryant , riie stormy March Is come at last , With wind , and cloud , and changing skies ) I hear the rushing of Iho blast , That through the snowy valley Hies. i\h , passing few arc they who speak. Wild , stormy month ! In praise of thcp ; 1'et though thy winds are loud and bleak , Thou art a , welcome month to me. For tliou , to northern lands , again The glad and glorious sun dost bring , \ml tnou hast joined the gentle train And wcar'st the genllc name of Spring. And , In thy relBH t bla.M and Btorm , Smiles many a long , bright , sunny day. tYhen tlu changed wind ? aic soft and warm , And heaven puts on the blue of May. riicn sing aloud the gushing rills In Joy tluit they again are free , \nd , brightly It-aping down the. hills , Kuiew Ihelr journey to the sea. rhe year's departing beauty hides Of wintry storms the sullen threat ; 3ut In thy sternest frown abides A look of kindly promise yet. riiou brlng'st th ? hope of those calm rklcs , And thai soft tmc. ! , of sunny showers , iVhon the wide bloom , on uarth that1 lies , Sterna of a brighter world than ours. A KI1'II.I'OK.M. . Several years ago Fred I ) . Underwood , ow general manager of the Daltlmore & Ihlo railroad , named two stations in the pper peninsula of Michigan "Hudyard" and 'Kipling ' , " one being in nn agricultural ountry and the other in an iron-ore dls- rict. Some time later Kipling learned of Ir. Underwood's action and the author sent Ir. Underwood Ills photograph , with tha allowing lines on the back : "RUDYAHD" AND "ICU'MNG. " 'Wlso Is the child who knows his sire , " The ancient proverb ran , lut wls r far thu man who knows low , where and when his off.-prlng grows , 'or who Hie mischief would suppose I've sons In Michigan. Tot am I saved from midnight Ills , That wnrp the soul of man. They do not make' me walk Hie Moor , < or hammer at the doctor's door ; rii'y deal In wheat and iron ore 'My ' sons In Michigan. ) h. tourist In the Pullman car OHy Cook's or Itaymonn's i > lan ) , "orglvo a parent's partial view , 5ut. maybe , you liavo children , too ! o let rne introduce In you My sons in Michigan. White Man's ' ' Burden' The white man's burden is the winter overcoat. One can't venture to go without some extra clothing : , but his heavy overcoat seems to gain ten pounds in weight , as the Spring days begin to assert themselves A light coat of Covert cloth or some other appropriate material is a luxury and a necessity. Now is t h e time to get it $ JO , $12,50 , $ J5$18 , $20 and $25 cov ers the range of prices for men's top coats , and $5 , $6.50 , $7.50 , $8,50 , $10 and $12,50 for boys' and \ young men's top coats such a garment is useful at all seasons Of course you will want a new hat to go with it. We can save you money.