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THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATISSIIi.Vr OP CIltCUIjATIO.V. State of Nebraska , Douglas County , us. : George B. Tzschuck , necrctary of The lice Publishing company , being duly sworn , says that the actual numlwar of full nnd complete copies of The Dally , Morning , Evening and Sunday Uce , printed during the month of June 1803 , was an follows : i IMIOO is 5:5,100 2 21,700 17 2sn o 3 i,170 ! IS S7MO 4 21,1)70 ) 19 iB,0" < > 5 2V-tO : M 2UOO 6 21,71)0 SI 2-lUIO 7 2.HiO : 22 25 l.t ( ) 8 2.1,800 23 21,111)0 0 2I.1MO 21 25,200 10 20.2.-JI 25 27,080 11 2ltOB 2G 2.,170 12 2.-tOO : 27 25,220 13 2IH.-,0 28 25,100 14 25.150 29 2.1,240 15 21,000 30 2.1,070 Total .7.18,152(1 ( Less unsold nnd returned copies. . . . ioMS Net total sales .7-18,178 Net dally average 2-i , : io GEO. U. TBSCHUCK. Subscribed nnd sworn to before me this JOth day of June , 18D9. L. K. BOYLE , ( Seal ) Notary Public. Pnrtlca J.cavlnn for the Summer. Parties leaving the city for the summer may have The Bee sent to them regularly by notifying The Boo business office , In person or by mall. The address win be changed as often as desired. A New York ninn IIIIH become con vinced , ns several have before bltn , that a lighted cigarette is not a pleasant bed fellow. The kissing bug has the lumllhood to tackle Kansas City women , the lirst record of the kind since llobson passed through. j Times arc sadly out of joint In Vc'ue- zuelo. The United. States minister re- f i ports there1 is only one revolution in : progress and that isi a small one. Why not bring the Sixteenth street via duct matter to a head. The people are tired of the do-nothing policy and the course of the council is exasperating. lleports agree that the volume of travel to American tourist resorts is greater than ever before. It Is only an other evidence of widespread prosperity. Senator McBrldo of Oregon says that populism in that state is dead. There is no necessity for an Inquest , as the cause of its demise too much prosperity is too evident It Is proposed to raise u million dollars lars to start a Christian daily in Chi cago. As a means of distributing the surplus of the stockholders such paper is foreordained to be a. success. Under most favorable conditions visItors - Itors to the exposition In large numbers cauuot be expected until the middle of August. Make the Greater America Ex position worth seeing and the people of this section will < lo the I'cst. The popocratlc state administration has an expert rainmaker on its pay roll , though die is not expected to work at his trade. There are no popocratlc votes In the showers which are making Nebraska cornfields sprint toward maturity. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Local bankers have realized the scarcity of currency , which it is said portends a famine. 1'atrous of the banks are declining gold and silver and arc asking for paper money. Tills is quite significant Only two years ago depos itors wanted gold. Times change. The magnitude of England's navy is brought forcibly to public attention by the annual naval maneuvers in home waters. AVlth fleets scattered all over the world , in every instance equal to any two powers combined In those waters , without any unusual effort 118 war ships have been collected to par ticipate in the.event. . . Count Castcllano , who. wrote a very caustic letter to the prince of Monaco , is beginning to realize the 'truth of the ndago that "people who live In glass houses should not throw stones. " Some of 'his ' own blituly transactions are bo lus commented on by the press In a manner which will not have a tendency to Improve his temper. Captain Wntklus' report , In which ho shoulders all the blame for the wreck of the Furls without any attempt to evade or excuse the event , stamps him as a man alx > vo the ordinary. It re quires moral courage of the highest type to acknowledge an error like this , which means the blighting of n life-long record of faithful and ctllcicnt service. If Kitchen & Haydcn want to run a show for their own benefit at their own expense nobody would have a right to object , but when they want to levy trib ute upon the public under pivtcnso of running an educational exposition the public and especially the small stock holders who wcro inveigled Into sub scribing to exposition stock under false pretenses have u right to demand that the promises made to them and the pub- lie shall bo kept. or/i AnMixtsTUATtox ix cr/M. H was Inevitable tliat American ad ministration In Cuba wouhl be sub jected to some criticism , No rational man expected that-everybody would bo satisfied. As all know It Is a dltllc-ult and perplexing task , calling for the ex- crtlso of wisdom , tact and patience. Complaint has been heard , on the one hand , that the administrative policy in Cuba lias not been aiifllclcutly definite and that there lias been a lack of de cision and firmness. On the other hand it has been urged Hint the military au thority 'lias been too rigidly exercised. The elements In Cuba that believe their security lies In the military power de sire that everywhere that power shall be vigorously exerted. Another consid erable body of the people wilnf less of military rule and an extension of civil authority a more rapid advance toward the replacement of military with civil government. According to flip testimony of an American oflicer In Cuba our military occupation Is a source of irritation to the people which becomes more Intense every day. He points out that our meth ods of thought , of speech , ot action are different from those of the Cubans and that wo offend fliem without suspecting It This creates resentment and whereas at IIrat the Americans were hailed as deliverers our army has come to be widely regarded as merely the successor ser of the Spanish army. "In each province , " suys this writer , "tho civil governor , and in each city , the mayor , is subordinate to the military com mander , who has usually a large staff zealous for employment nnd the army at Ills back. Starting with street clean ing nnd the control of the police , one by ona all the functions of executive government are likely to be t& Tm up and happy is the civil magistrate who is not forced to acknowledge , as a mayor of an important town recently claimed , that the civil government of his city had become merely a bureau of information for the military gov ernor. Sucli is tlie tendency in all the largo cities ; no matter how good the civil government Is , the military com mander is In a position to deprive the mayor of much" of his authority. " This condition is inseparable from military rule , but the American oflicer expresses the opinion that military Interference In the civil government is In a majority of cases entirely unnecessary and that the best governed cities are likely to bo those where this interference is reduced to a minimum. That it should bo a source of friction and irritation It is easy to understand. There is not likely to bo any material change in the policy regarding Cuba pending the meeting of congress. Of course the military occupation will be maintained and doubtless the general methods of administration will continue to be observed. Meanwhile the ques tion whether we should not soon with draw 'from ' tlie island , pursuant to our pledge to leave Cuba to the government and control of its people when pacifica tion should bo accomplished , Is likely to receive a great deal of public dis cussion , so that when congress metis It will be able to judge pretty accurately respecting the opinion of the country on this question. Wo are Inclined to think ttmt if the popular judgment could be ascertained it would be found largely In favor of the earliest practicable fulfill ment of our pledge to the Cuban people. TUG AUSTttlAX CLAIMS. In the labor riots at Ilnzlcton , Pa. , nearly two years ngo several citizens of Austria-Hungary lost their lives at the hands of thc sheriff's posse. For this that government asked reparation in damages from the United States , which our government declined' to make , on the ground that the whole affair was one for the state , with which the fed eral authorities had nothing to do. After some diplomatic correspondence the government of Austria-Hungary proposed to submit the matter to arbi tration and this also was rejected by tlie United States , as the foreign gov ernment must have expected , since to linvo accepted tlie proposition would have been to admit federal obligation. This Is said to 'have ' caused surprise and disappointment at Vienna , and If PO tlie explanation Is to be found in Ignorance of our system. The federal government assumes no responsibility for the protection of citizens of other countries residing in the states. They are subject to the laws of the state and In case of Injury must look to the state for reparation. Hence any claim for damages for the killing of citizens of Austria-Hungary at Hazleton could be made only against Pennsylvania nnd that state disclaims any responsibility , on the ground that the sheriff had been duly tried and acquitted. Tlie general government paid damages to the fami lies of the Italians killed by n mob in New Orleans some years ago , but it was explicitly stated that this was tlono en. llrely as a matter of courtesy to the Italian government TllltRK KSSKNTIAL TlilXdS. lu tlie opinion of the Philadelphia In quirer there are Just three things which can and should bo done at the next sea. slon of congress in the direction of cur rency reform. Ono Is to make nil obli gations of the government not expressly payable lu silver specifically payable In gold , "thus taking away from the sec retary of the treasury the dangerous power which ho now possesses to bring the country to a sliver basis ut any mo ment simply by refusing gold and ten dering silver dollars In redemption of bonds , treasury notes or greenbacks. " Thus the gold standard would be legally recognized and firmly established. The second requirement is to provide that greenbacks once redeemed In gold should not be reissued except for gold , and the thliU thing is to empower na tional banks to issue notes to the par value of the Imtids deposited as security for circulation , With tlieso amend ments , says our Philadelphia contem porary , our currency system will do good service for many years to come. As to tlie first two , republicans are so generally agreed that It Is somewhat surprising the republican members of the Bcuato committee considering a plan of currency legislation have not come to n conclusion aa to these propo sitions , as appeared to be the case. Why there .should be any hesitation or doubl in regard to the wisdom or expediency of either of them It Is not easy to un- derstand. The republican party is Ir- rcvm'iibly committed to the gold stand ard and tht're is not a reasonable doubl that there Is now a larger majority ol the people with the party on this CHIPS- ! tlon than there was three years ago. I Kvent.s have completely brushed away ! the five silver theories and demon- i strutrd their fallacy. Tlie supply of j gold In tlie I'nlted States Is so largo j Hint wo are loaning it to Kuropo. All the conditions tire favorable to legisla tion fixing thc gold standard and It would l > e a very grave mistake from every point of view political , financial nnd moral for a republican congress to fall to enact such legislation. Thc second proposition , there Is every rea son to believe , will bo adopted , since there is no Important diversity of opin ion in regard to It. As to national bank Issues , that Is a question which can wait If It should threaten to Interfere with the more essential currency legis lation that Is proposed. //iw.s/oBAroK miKATKn AMKIUCA. " 0 , yea , " said President Miller yester day , "I saw the signed editorial of Mr. HoBowaler In Sunday's Dee , wherein I am made to ask , 'What am I hero for ? ' I have no recollection of the Incident. So far as I know no such remark \\a $ ever made. Mr. HcHowater , you know , Is quite a Joker , nnd I presume In this Instance ho was at his old tricks , joking , ns usual. He Is surely mistaken. I never heard of his proposition to niako General Sunnier director general of the exposition until some days afterward , and certainly could not have made the re marks attributed to me. "As to Mr. Rosewater taking mo to Wash ington and Introducing me , nnd giving mo a standing among the national characters , I am certainly greatly obliged , I had thought that I had some acquaintance with public men and that I had perhaps a. little standing In the national capital , but find on reading his signed cdltorl.il In The Bee that I was greatly mistaken , and am In debted to him for the Introduction and the standing and the succeea attained by my late visit. I wish hero and now to thank him for taking mo up and introducing me to Mr. Mclklejohn , Senator Thurston and Con gressman Mercer nnd a number of other fellow Nebraskans whom we met and who aided and assisted us very materially In making the Greater America Exposition what It Is. I do not wlsli .to . 'bo ' ungrateful , nnd now extend my heartfelt thanks for his great kindness and consideration In this matter and In my behalf. " World-Herald. Some men are born great , some achieve greatness , while others have greatness thrust upon them. President Miller belongs to the latter class. In his innate vanity he is swelled up out of : all proportion by being the salaried president , not of a world's International exposition , but of a summer fair spread over a beautiful piece of parking , with a Midway as chief attraction. The presi dent is verging close on three score and ten and may bo excused for having an impediment to his memory. He has seemingly forgotten as easily what was uppermost in his mind when the director generalship was under discussion before the executive committee as he has his own public nnd published admissions. He does not recollect , perhaps , that he declined to go to Washington alone and postponed his trip until I could be In duced to go to the national capital with him , confessing , as ho did at the time , that he was absolutely unknown to the new generation of cabinet officers and bureau heads , while I had kept in close touch with them personally and politi cally. He also has forgotten that in making his ofllcial report of the result of his trip to Washington he had ac knowledged the obligations under which I had placed the exposition. To be sure ho did not forget to claim for himself credit for all that had been conceded or promised by cabinet officers and bureau officials. Like Hip Van Winkle , Presi dent Miller seems utterly oblivious of the lapse of time which has placed twenty years between himself and the eminent public men -who played their part on the political stage when he was one of Its supers. He forgets that James Buchanan , Horatio Seymour , Samuel J. Tlldcn and Sam Randall liave passed over to the majority , while he still lin gers on the brink. True , President Mil ler did not need an introduction to Con gressman Mercer and Senator Thurston , but ho doubtless remembers that Thurs ton was out of the city nnd did not re turn until after our mission had been performed , while Mercer was not within our reach at the time. The president of Greater America had never met John Hay , secretary of state , whom I had known ever since he was private secre tary to Abraham Lincoln , and be did not even know Major W. II. Michael , chief clerk ot the State department , who halls from Nebraska. The president of Greater America had never met then Acting Postmaster General Heath , who had for nine years acted us Washington correspondent of The Bee , nor had ho ever known Secretary of Agriculture Wilson , Acting Indian Commissioner Tonncr , Assistant Secretary of tlie Navy Allen , Supervising Architect of the Treasury Taylor , or anybody else exer cising Important functions In the pres ent administration excepting General Grecly and Quartermaster General Luddington , both of whom hud been residents of Omaha twenty years ago. He did know Assistant Secretary of War Moiklejohn. I doubt very much , however - over , whether Mr. Melklejolm , at whose hands we received so much attention , would have gone out of his way but for my personal intercession. But a man who labors under the hal lucination that ho is president of all America naturally looks down with dis dain nnd derision upon ordinary mortals without tltio or patent of nobility.K. . K. II. If anyone doubts that the adminis tration Is making an effort to * secure the most competent ofllcers possible for the new volunteer regiments a glance down the list of appointments should clear up the situation. The list brings out some strange transpositions of rank- as compared with the old volunteer or ganizations , where favoritism largely ruled , and cases arc numerous In which non-commissioned ofllcers , both from old volunteer nnd regular army regi ments , nro given commissions. The formation of these regiments is such that to all Intents nnd purposes they are regulars , tw < l unless the merit system had boon adopted the contrast between them and tlie regulars would have been unpleasant. The old volunteer had State" pride nnd rivalry to help out his good qualities and make up for his In experience and when In service they bad a way of exacting resignations from incompetent olllcers. Tlie present vol unteers arc organized to stay nnd this renders necessary the care exercised In olllccrlng tliem. Uosewatcr calls this a purely private spec ulative enterprise. If this Is so what right has ho to demand a reorganization of It , or to attempt , to dictate the selection ot cm- p'oyes. ' According to his theory lie would have a right to demand a reorganization of the McCord-Drady company or Paxton & Gallagher , as well ns to make threats of disaster to them unless ho was allowed to run their business. This Is glvon out by the official organ of tlie G. A , Expo , as the talk of a mem ber of Its bxccutivc committee , who for gets that stockholders have some rights which Its managers are bound to respect. If tlie firms mentioned were being con ducted under the corporate lawfi of this state the stockholders would have a right' to protest against any policy that was ruinous lo the business of the firm. They would even bo conceded the right to Insist upon a change of olllcers if they were engaged In n conspiracy to exploit the concern for their own benefit. But while the G. A. Expo. Is a private spec ulative enterprise It is a public concern because it occupies public parks and public streets and is engaged In n quasi- public business with features that con cern public morals and good govern ment Managers of eastern roads In making a new grain tariff say it Avlll bo ad hered to and thai no secret favorable rates will be given to large shippers , thus tacitly admitting that such has been ( lie rule In the past Everyone has been convinced that such is the practice , but it is seldom railroad men are frank enough to admit they have persistently and wilfully violated tlie law. There are no more constant and flagrant violators lators of the law than railroad man agers , while the law is always a certain refuge when their rights are attempted to be violated and it often upholds them in injustice. Nashville found It necessary to reor ganize the Board of Managers of tlie Tennessee Centennial Exposition after the ruling men in.the board had shown their uulltness to manage the enterprise. The newspaper which pointed out tlie weaknesses of the management and pre dicted disaster did tlie enterprise a great service , for upon reorganization the ex position was pushed to a successful issue. Havana papers continue to print stories of brigandage In Cuba though admitting they are mostly cases of petty thievery , such as areliable , to occur In any country. The stories are often circulated for the same purpose ns re ported danger of Indian uprisings in this country to secure the quartering of troops in the neighborhood for the trade benefits whiclunccrue. The Bee has nothing trf unsay or apol ogize for with regard to its course on the exposition cither , in its early stages or at the present time. It 'supported the enterprise In the face of a boycott gotten up by Its business competitors at Omaha and Lincoln , and would support it now if It had been conducted according to the "original program. The French ministry proposes to in vestigate and ascertain if possible how the newspapers wcro able to obtain the official details of the government's in formation regarding the Orlcaulst plots. They will probably be as successful as the United States senate has been in discovering the executive session leaks. Good 1'lnii In Follow. New York Tribune. The plan of making army appointments purely on the ground of merit Is a good ono and cannot 'be ' too strictly adhered to. Olvlnxr HIM Simp Washington Star. Colonel \V. J. Bryan is quoted In an Inter view as having said that he Is talking tou much. The Nebraska orator Is utterly reck- U-BO In his manner of leaving openings for satirically-Inclined people. Globe-Democrat. Newfoundland IB troubled with the enders - ers codfish controversy , and on the Paclllc tldo Canada refuses to consent to a reason able modus vivendl. Our neighbor on the north would bo unhappy If It mleued any thing from Its list of ancient grievances. Incentive to American KfTort. Plttaburff Tlspatch. . The American workman Is limited only by circumstances within his own life. Ho or bis son may rUe to the highest position In bis nation without the favor of heredity. The highest honors nro attainable with out the Intervention of royal favor. This Is tbo Incentive to American effort Not that every individual American thinks of this or npprejlates the boon , not by any means. Hut a great many of them do fully understand what their national heritage means and thc remainder are carried along n the irresistible current. JerNcy Stiuiiln liy Ilx Own , Chlcaco Chronicle. No ono will be surprised at the decision of the New Jersey supreme court sustaining rusts. The incubation and promotion of trusts IH the leading Now Jercey industry. A very large proportion uf Ilia state's In come Is derived from feus for Hcenalng hem. Hence the supreme court , bulng In- luenced consciously or unconsciously by ts environment , naturally leans toward tbo rust proposition. For a New Jersey court o condemn trusts would be equivalent to n Pennsylvania tribunal denouncing tbo rcm industry or a Louisiana court assailing he manufacture of sugar. Colonizing ( lie Buffalo In the case of the Philippines ono strong reason for asserting that the American people will never colonize them Is the In- llsposftlon ot the soldiers to remain thorn. \B a matter of fact , wo could not colonize be Philippines without firol driving out he native inhabitant * , for they already occupy practically all the land on which colonists would bo disposed to settle , Wo annot Toward soldiers with free farms hero , asto did in our own west , nor can vo apply to any extent our homestead lawa. Vo can send capital there and men to manage t. Wo caq tend an ofllcial class. nut hat IH the limit to wlilch our colonizing sn go. There are probably few worao places In the -world for the vvblto man who ixpecta to make a living by oicro physical absr , rn.sio.SWIMH.IJS. . Kind 11 f Claim * ( lie Cominl ftlmtcr tine o Drnl AVI til. I'hlladelphla 1'ress. An Illustration of the kind of claim Tension Commissioner Kvans has to con tend with will make clear the rc.isou ccrtal pension "attorneys" arc opposed to him Ono of these attorneys secured n pension many ycnrj ngo for the widow of a soldlc killed In bat'.lo In 1S02. Slip obtained a Rug sum In back pay and continued to draw th pension up to 187S. It was then dlscovcrcc that thc dead soldier had been divorced from his wife for good reatona In 1SSS. some year before the war began. Her pension was a once stopped , though no effort was made t recover the thousands of dollars which sh had practically filched from the treasury b the aid of a pension attorney. From 1875 to 1SDS nothing more was bean of the case. But last year a notorlou pension attorney In Washington , by som method not easily understood , had th divorce decree of 1858 annulled. That wa done thirty-six years after tne death of th soldier who obtained the divorce and foity years after the divorce was granted , Th attorney then , nlcd a claim for bvk : pcnsloi for the alleged widow from the time tbo pension hnd been cut off In 1875. The sun amounted to several thousand dollars , am under our loose pension laws the luiioun had to bo and the "widow" paid , ; s now on the pension rolls. Comm ssioncr Kvans did hla best to protcc the treasury from being robbed In that. .vay but he was unsuccessful. Ho did succeed howevct , in winning the undying cnmly o the rascally attorney who put tbroiiR'j the Job , and who , no doubt , obtained the largos percentage of the "swag. " That attorney ha been the most active agent In "worklni up" opposition to Commissioner Kvans In Grand Army camps. In this work he has hai the assistance of some mora men of his ilk who have run up against th lugged honesty of Commissioner Kvaas. No snnc man supposes that pension at torneys in Washington grow rich out of the ? 10 fco allowed them by law for looking after n pension cage. It Is the "swag" li claims like the one mentioned which enables them to bccomo "financiers. " And It is just that class of claims that Commissioner Evans has been fighting. Hence this effor by that class of "attorneys" to discredit the commissioner. There are honest pension at torneys , but they are not the men who In stigated the attack on Mr. Kvans. The "at torney" system many of the pension at torneys are not lawyers , and have never been admitted to the bar Is altogether wrong Commissioner Kvans Is right in seeking to save the old veterans and the widows am orphans from the exactions of pension at torneys. AWAKEXI.VG OF TUB AVKST. Marked Activity lit AurH'nUnro , Min ing ; mill IiiiluHlrlnl MUCH. Philadelphia Saturday Evening' Post. Once moro the great west is awake. The years of idleness and degression that fol lowed inevitably upon the unnatural booms of a few years ngo have given way to a healthiness of growth and development thai will yet make of the Transmlsslsslopl sec tion the empire that Napoleon predicted when he throw down his pen after signing the Louisiana treaty. Jllnes that had been niled with water for many a month have been pumped out and are in operation again. .Mills that had been Idle are once more humming with machin ery and alive with the men and women who are making their livings there. Towns thai had lost all hope are awake. Men who thought ten years ago that the west was dead are seeing a return ot the old times , with none of the inflation that caused all ol the trouble in the late 'SO's and the early ' 90's. ' Lands in Illinois , Missouri , Iowa , Kansas , Nebraska and every other western state are In demand at prices that are pleasing to the holders , who have been grudging paying taxes with no return for a good many years. Farmers who have been disgusted nnd dis couraged in turn are beginning to flnd llfo worth living. In looking about for a reason for the changed conditions , there are those who eay that the prosperity of the west Is due to the war with Spain the demand for superfluous men , the demand for food products and for the other necessltlts of an active campaign with a large army. The best authorities admit no such thing , however. The revival of Industry in the west is attributed solely to the fact that the depression woe unnat ural , resulting , in its turn , from an unnat ural boom ten or fifteen years ago. Just as soon as a section , rich in all of the elements in the bestowal of a kindly nature , had recovered from the effects of a foolish fever of speculation , prosperity was with It again. The west and the east , as well as tbo north and the south , ore to gether for prosperity and advancement , for continued unity and national greatness. PEItSO.VAl * AND OTIIKIIWISK. Warren C. Colemnn of Concord , N. C. , Is the richest colored man In the south. His Income is invested in cotton mills. Jeremiah Curtln , the translator of Sienklewlcz's novels , knows every language and most of tbo dialects In Europe , and Is self-taught. Senator Chandler of New Hampshire , be sides writing most of the editorials In the Concord Monitor , reads a good deal of copy and makes up the paper on his managing editor's day off. Ex-Sonator George P. iHamlln of Kansas Is the son of Europe Hamlln , and had three uncles whcse names wore Asia , Africa and America. Vice Prtsldent 'Hannibal Hamlln was tbo < u of Africa , Ono of the richest farmers in Missouri , who raises great crops and feeds many bead of stock , says that for him there has always been an eleventh commandment , which is : "Thou Bhalt not sell corn. " The young man In Philadelphia who squeezed the hands of his inamorata so ex uberantly that she has lost the use of both of them and will probably have ono of them amputated , and who has been sued by the owner of the hands ho sought for $25,000 , will probably restrain himself In future. The New York Journal hns received a letter from a sailor on the battleship Texas suggesting that since the sailors of Dewny's Icet have all received medals , the men jehlnd the guns that sank the ships of Cer- vera should not bo overlooked , Inasmuch as : hey helped to destroy the "cream of the Spanish navy. " Robert Conner , who died In New Yorlc on Thursday evening , eald last December , after the death of his eldest non ; "I nm nearly 75 years old now. There Is little reason why my llfo should bo prolonged for any number of years beyond the natural span. For my own part , I feel that I shall not sco the beginning of the next century. " It is important to note that President iciuirman of the > Philippine commission In ils somewhat lengthy dispatch to Secretary lay , announcing his Intention to return lomo at once , again speaks well of ( ho sultan of Suit ! . This la of course not all he ncwa that wo want from our Pacific gland possessions , but It is certainly gratl- 'ying ' to know that our high-priced com missioners are hobnobbing with royalty and do not get too much rattled to tell about it. A writer in 'tho New York World thus describes Columbia's whltowings , "When Columbia's club topsail was set Its highest > eak was no less than 175 feet above the eea ; It rose not lets than thirty feet higher above the water than U the roadway of the Brooklyn bridge at the highest tide. And yet all that canvass-enough canvas , If Jibs > e Included , to cover eay ten city lots was spread above a hull that wan Ires than ninety feet long on the water linn and but .wcnty-four . feet two inches wide. " i unions OK TIIK w.vn , A letter from Captain 0. V. V. Wild * of the United States cruiser Boston to a friend In Provlncctown , Mass. , Is published In the Boston Transcript. The letter is dated Ccbu , P. 1. , and thc following Interesting paragraphs are taken from It : " \Vo are kept right busy out here and It Is dreadfully hot. so that when enc > gets a chance to rest ho takes advantage of It. The United States has n big problem on hand out here. The Spaniards had held thrso Islands for nearly four centuries' , yet the whlto population Is but 2 per cent ; and before we can succeed In preparing them for self-government , that Is , educating them up to the necessary standard , It will coat fl.000,000,000 and n great many valuable lives , for in the southern Islands of the croup , Inhabited by Moras and Stilus , who nre fiercer than over was American Indian , It is going to bo a most tllfllcult task to subdtio nnd conquer them. "Being In a tropical climate , not only the heat Is intense , but the tropical growth ts almost an Impossible jungle to penetrate. The Filipinos in the northern group of Islands nro less fierce , but they are giving us much trouble. I captured the city of Hello on the Island of Pnnay , though Gen eral Miller got the credit of It , when ho hnd no more to do with It than one of your Provincctown fishermen. The navy nlso captured this place , and I am hero holding It. The hot weather takes hold of mo badly and I'd like a great big slice of your r t winter's cold weather. I have two electric fans blowing upon me all day nnd nil night , nnd then sweat like n beaver. "This city has 45,000 inhabitants ; prin cipal 'business ' , hemp and sugar. The ship John Currier of Boston recently left hero for Boston , with 2,000 tons of hemp. It made me homesick , for she was bound for Constitution wharf. 1 go ashore very little , for It is so boiling hot that I lliul thc ship much cooler. "These people are a treacherous set nnj devoid of affection and do not appreciate kind treatment. One gentleman here had n servant for twenty years , to whom he had always been kind and considerate , and trusted him implicitly. The scoundrel con nived with a bandit to murder and rob him. So you sco what a class of American citizens they will make. I am afraid We have n great big whlto clertiant on our hands. " n. U. Colom , ox-mnyor of Ponce , Porto Rico" who is in Philadelphia studying Amer ican 'business ' methods , tell * how ho came to surrender the city of Ponce to the Americans. When Spain granted auton omy to thc Island Mr. Colom was the first mayor elected. He knew very llttlo of the English language at that time , but took pains to learn enough to make himself clear when the tlmo came to surrender. The fltst words he learned to say distinctly were "I surrender. " Ho practiced thcso dally , and dually the opportunity came , when ho used them to good effect. This fact demonstra ted that the Porto TUcans bad decided to surrender , but they had to Itecp it from thc Spaniards for fear of serious results. The Informal surrender was made by tele phone from the municipal buildings to tbo headquarters of the American general. While the United States cruiser Brooklyn was being overhauled at the Brooklyn navy- yard shore leave was given In turn to batches of sailors. One man whose family lived in New York City was allowed , so the Tribune story runs , to remain with his family for two or three days , and Invited a shipmate to take dinner with them last Sunday. Unfortunately the shipmate lost the address and could remember only the name ot the street. Reaching the street , ho wandered up and down , asking every other person he met if he knew the house where a sailor belonging to the Brooklyn lived. None knew. The man , nonplussed , was nbout to give up the search , when he observed n. youth sitting on a stoop amus ing _ blmself with an old battered bugle. A tlioUght struck the sailor. "Lend mo that a minute , " he said to the young man as he grasped the horn. Put- Ling It to his mouth ho sounded with all Ills might the dinner call of the Brooklyn. Sure enough , two or three seconds after , from a window not fifty yards away , ft head was thrust and ft strong , lusty voice called out : "Ship ahoy ! Full speed ahead up here. Mess has been waiting half an hour for you. " It Is proposed to erect in New Orleans a monument commemorative of the valor and achievements of Admiral Dewey , and a commtttco consisting of Associate Justice Monroe of the Louisiana supreme court and other civil and military ofllcials of that state has been formed to carry out the design. Popular collections of 25 cents are requested. In their request for subscriptions the citizens having the matter In charge say : "In thus honoring the son of Ver mont In Louisiana the sentiment of rich and poor from all parts of the country may je concentrated In the southland. " ni3ACTIO.V ACAI.VST FIIKKUOM. 'Influenceof Impi-rlnllum In lip l.'nKiMl StntCN. San Francisco Call ( rep. ) . The fact Is that there Is a reaction against 'rcedora , against self-government , against government by the consent of the governed. Unfortunately the leadership in this reaction is found in the United States. One of Its effects Is obviously a revival of the lash for the ownership of man by man. Cbattclry In human flesh has ceased to exclto aversion. Next to owning subjects by a. nation comes naturally thc ownership of slaves by indl vlduals. A work has been written by an English clergyman cal'fed "Tho Missing Link , " which Is bring widely circulated In this country and the British colonies by the Imperialists in both countries. It Is an argu ment for the reduction of the dark races to servitude , with the whlto races as their masters , national and personal. It Is an In. genlous contribution to the literature of imperialism. It traverses the same ground ns "Tho South Side View of Slavery , " Brownlow's vindication of cbattelry and the transactions of the Pro-Slavery ooclety of South Carolina. It Is a sort of literature that was obsoletcd In this country when the constitution was amended to forbid slavery and Involuntary servitude In the United States and all places within their jurisdic tion , British Imperialism stands confessed as a policy undertaken for commercial purposes. Prior to 1824 It paid , because negro slavery , with trade , "followed the flag , " When Slav- cry was abolished and It was the boast of the British conscience that shackles foil from a slave when his foot touched the soil of the empire , the profits of Imperialism declined , It Is n policy that pays only when men can bo forced to work in tropical heat and hu midity. Wo are entering upon Imperialism at the dictation of greed. Colonel Denby , whose views were officially adopted when he was sent to the Philippines after their expression , eald : "Wo take thc Philippines not for the good of their people , but for our own profit. If It t\on't'pay us to take them , we don't want them. " The syndicates and combine * which have urged this country Into Im perialism , for their own profit , are wjso in their generation. They want to make It pay them nnd to gel n profit which they will lead the people to think Is for the nation they must own labor and coin Its sweat under the lash. Kngland nnd the United States , nlHM to subjugate the black man , joining In a hypo critical snivel about the "white man's tour- den , " which consists In making a black man do his work nnd whipping htm for refusing , arc led to the practical restoration ol . slavery. v U Is quite startling that when men In th military service spat on the constitution and condemned It as unworthy ot discussion nnd the pulpit denounced the Declaration of In- dependcnco as "a damnable Ho , " Instantly all the furies of human greed And selfishness - ness were let loose and the man-hunter and slave-catcher was not ashamed to bawl tht righteousness ot his calling. 1IIUUHT AM ) JJUBE/.V. Cleveland Plain Dealer : "lie's a pessi mist , 1 umlwMaiitl. " "A pcwlmlst ? Well , hardly. YS hy , hi believes Jn himself. " Somc-rvlllo Journal : The nverago man never stoi > to think what kind of a gravt * Btono ho will have nftcr ho Is dead. Chicago Post : "ll'as she a voice of much volume ? ' " , , "My dcor boy , It's a throe-volum * voice , Illustrated nnd printed In , colors. " Imllannpolls Journal : "Idler ! " t ld thci ant , poornftilly. . . . . "M ? " answered th grasshopper. "My dear fellow , I have been on the jump ever ulnco I was born. " Chicago Tribune : "Bwlgsby wasn't at tht oflloe Wednesday. ' "No , ho was celebrating the fourth. " "Tho Fourth ! " "Yes. It'u the fourth girl. " Chicago flrlbune : Customer Some ot these combs nro nmrkcd 73 cents and otheri J2.T5 , and they look exactly nllke. What' * the difference ? Salesgirl Those nro tortoise shell and these tire real tortoise shell. Puck : The Lion So you've been elected treasurer of the Jungle , ch ? Hut the salary isn't BO much to rejolco nbout , is it ? The Monk No ; foul ah the public funds iw ; i through my bunds , and , remember , I mve four handsl Detroit Journnl : When a man asks mor * questions than ten wise men can answer thc wise men get out of u by culling- him 11 fool. J ( Cleveland Plnln Dealer : "So you nra tht only ono of the family now at homo ? " "Oh , I'm not loiveaome. Jly wife loft tht house plants In my care. " Indianapolis Journal : Klclerly Visitor- Son , who was the llrst president ? Small Hey Jorjwnsh'n't'n , of course. Now you tell mo who was the best pitcher for tlie Cincinnati four years ago. Puck : Newlywed Why , I never thought of saving- cent until I got married 1 Bachelor And do you now ? Newly wed Oil ! yes , Indeed ! I'm continu ally thinking how much 1 might save It I wasn't ! HIS CHAllMIXG SISTER. Denver Post. I have the sweetest sister that ever bloomed In beauty's garden , A winsome llttlo angel full of Innocerici nnd grace ; If you could see the charming slrl you'd grant me smiling 'pardon Foe saying- she would knock most any mala heurt oft Its basel There's rippling- music In her laugh , It seema Inspired of heaven ; Her smile wmijd me.lt the coat of let from woman-hater's heart 1 Though but my sister , by her charms my heart Is sadly riven Is plercsd from suburbs clear to cora by Cupid's stinging dart ! Her pretty 'face an angel from lh upper realms would covet , A smiling fuco set in a frame of semi- golden hair ; Ah , that sweet , winsome frontisplccel to . HP-S it is 1o love It ! No man susceptlb'-o of heart could 'scaps Its waiting- snare ! Her teeth of porcelalnish tint set In their rosy portal Seem far too pure to chop at such a vul gar thingIH hash ! I'll bet my blrthrlglit 'palnst a dim * no other female morjal Such lovely teeth of natural growth upon the cyea can flash ! Her hands are beautiful In shape , nnd very well she knows It ; Her feet well , . them I never saw , but dainty are her boots ; Her none is of the Grecian build , and when the darllnz1 blows It The melo < ly Is sweeter than an orchestr * of flutes ! . , Her eentle voice falls on the car Ilk * m golden lovebcll * tinkling. fl It holda me In n waking- trance that seem 7 almost divine ! ' But In this rambling , offhnnd verse I stare * cnn clve an Inkllnc- Of nil the charms possessed by that sweet sister dear of mine. You're no douht wondering Just why tht bloomln' deuce a fellow Should group the leaklnys of his brain In a jxkitlo maze , \ Should chew thp ragof poesy and muse- \ leally bellow / Such hlfalutta' language to exploit a sis ter's praise. The thing Is new to me , you know , and hence It IsI shovel Such tiinaful fuel on the fire to keep her charms alight ; I-t la a. new experience most devilishly novel * She'B only been my sister since I popped to her tv last night ! A Winner. Every man knows or ought to know- how much his wel fare depends on his appearance. Let us help you to see that your "get up" is all right. It is an accepted fact that one would better be out of the world than out of fash ion. We'll see that you are in fashion if you will come here for your clothes , What is more , we will save you a lot of money besides.