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THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATI5SIH. > T < ) ! ' CIIICII.ATIO.V. fltalo of Nebraska , Douglas County. BS. : Qeortte H. Tzjchuck. . eorotary or The Bee Fubllihlng company , being duly sworn , says that the actual number of full and rompleie copl of The Dally. Morning , livening and Sunday Bee , printed during ths month of June , J8W , was as follows : 1 2iioo : 10 2.-ioo 8 21,700 17 8 25.170 IS U7.MO 4 21,070 ID . : , - > , < > ii > 6 2.V > : iO 2i ) 6 2-1,71)0 ) 21 23 . IM.MIMI ' ' . . . ! . . . . ! ! . . , > 21 10 20.2.-II . U7.ONO 11 2ltllir. M. 53 iri : < Mi jr. * f > | UJ | ) ng BS,1 0 J4 U.VI.-.O 29. i-UI ( 15 2I,1MU ) SO. 2BO7O Total 7r.Hr a BJess unsold and returned copies. . . . IO.JMS Net total sales 74H.I7S 1 Net dally average 2-lliH : ) GKO. n. TZSCIIUCIC. Subscrlb'd and sworn to before me this 80lh day of June , 1899. L. B. BO LE. ( Seal ) Notary Public. rnrtlcn Iirnvliiff for ilic Summer. Parties leaving the city for the summer may have The Bee sent to them regularly by notifying The Bee business office , In person or by mall. The address win be changed as often as desired. The -whlrllRlB of time seldom fails to let all things ripht. When blood-poison sets lu and tno life of the patient can only be saved by a snrKlcnl operation the doctors do not hcsltato to nso the scalpel. General Wheeler Is not a large man thyfllenll.v , but Is of the opinion he IK of ample dimensions to retain his scat In congress while nerving In the army. According to the vole of the exposition Wiroctory the ratio of .1. K. Kitchen , the deposed executive commlttcpman , has been changed from 10 to 1 to 10 to S. The effects of a return of belief times ! n apparent In the Increase In immigra tion during the lust fiscal year. The 311,878 people who came from foreign lands will help swell the tide of pros perity. When The Hoc advised the exposition managers to muzzle the jackass battery they considered themselves insulted. Kow they probably realize that they Imvo been knocked down by their fool friends. . The recount manipulators , according to witness Simon , worked four nights doctoring ballots. At the rate of prog ress made In that time one more night would have been sulliclent to complete the Job. p Early closing will enter the- experi mental stugo next Saturday nnd Its sue- cess , depcndd entirely upon the wage- .working class. If they desire to make it permanent they must make their pur chases during the daytime. The United States court has decided that Wheeling stogies can bo legally raado only in Wheeling. The court should Jinvo tone further and decided Where they could be smoked without subjecting the smoker to liability as u nuisance. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ That $ S50 graft which Kitchen smug gled through the executive committee for the World-Herald ought to pay the organ for defending Kitchen's attempted craft of ? lfl20 for services rendered as exposition manager. L's fellers must hang together. Senator Jones has settled the aspira tions of those who would llko to be chairman of the democratic national committee by announcing that ho will not resign. The Hi 1o 1 boomers will not risk any reorganization of the com mittee wlilch would likely follow the HO- lection of n now chairman. San Francisco gave the volunteers u great sendoft' When they departed for the Philippines , but It Is announced that It Is reserved for the homo coming to show Just what the Golden Gate city can do. The Oregon men received ti foretaste of It when the ships bearing them steamed Into the harbor. The partial closing down of the silver Buioltiug works Is to bo deplored for more reasons than one. While the short- ngo of soft coal Is said to be responsible for this action it Is to be feared that the real cause Is to be found in the fact that < ho concern Is controlled by n trust and that Us light in Colorado , which has closed many mines In that state , is reacting - acting upon Omaha. General Manager Grant of. the Smelter trust testified before the Industrial com mission that ho was an advocate of the formation of trusts for trade purposes and nlso believed In trades unions for laboring men. Ho has put his first be lief Into practice , but persistently re fuses to recognize or have anything to Ho with iho union organized by the em ployes of bis company. With some men there Is a big chasm intervening be tween preaching nud practice. > _ If HIP harmony and enthu laf < in shown by the Kentucky republicans In Hn'iJ stale ( ' ( invention shall lie maintained throimh HIP campaign , Iho party will have a good chance of winning , notwltli * standing disadvantage at which It Is placed by iho new election law , that places the counting of the ballots and llii corllilcatlon of the result entirely In democratic liiiniN. This flagrantly parti san law , of which the democratic camll- da to fop governor , Mr. iJoebel , Is the author , will bo an Issue lu the campaign and should give the republicans the vote of men In other parties who believe In a fair and Inmost ballot. The republican convention was In marked contrast to the disgraceful pro ceedings of the recent democratic state convention , which loft the party torn Into bitter , warring factions. Tlip re publicans nominated tholr candidates without wrangling , the desire of all be ing to maintain harmony. The nominee for governor , General W. f. Taylor , 1 * an able and popular man , who will make a strong canvass. The platfoi'm niKluallllodly endorses the administra tion of President McKlnley and de clares conlldonce In the policies regardIng - Ing the dependencies , pledging Support until the objects sought are fully at tained. The weak feature of the platform relates to the civil service , but this will probably have no appreciable effect up n lite party vole. The Kentucky republic ans are heartily In favor of sound money , declaring it. to lie the foundation upon which rests the most remarkable period of Industrial progress , commercial activity and general prosperity within tile experience of the people of the 1'itlted Slates. The party is pledged to the enactment of laws for the preven tion of trusts , pools and combinations. Kentucky Is a democratic state when Its democrats can agree among them selves. This Is not the present situation. The democratic ticket lias been repudi ated by several of the leading demo cratic newspapers and by many Influ ential democrats. The democratic oppo sition to ( ioebel embraces gold demo crats , railroad men , old confederate sol diers and a largo number of men who are opposed to ills schemes for legisla tion and to his general conduct as a party boss. The republicans certainly have a llghthig chance to win. even with the liandie/ip of n partisan election law. TITLE IX ALASKA. The members of congress who have Just returned from a trip to Alaska , where they made some investigation of the boundary matter , are of the opinion that the United States has a clear title to the territory claimed as American and that none of it should bo parted with. Undoubtedly these congressmen can be counted upon to earnestly oppose any proposition for ceding territory to Canada or granting any of the conces sions asked for by the Dominion govern ment and with the information they have obtained they will exert no little influence upon sentiment at Washington. So far as known the present status of the boundary question is not prom ising for an early adjustment. The latest information is that the deadlock in the negotiations between Washing ton and London continues. Our govern ment , lt. is understood , has made Its final concession In the matter of a. modus vl- vendl and if these are not accepted the controversy may assume a graver as pect , though both governments have adopted measures to avert any serious trouble In Alaska. It Is said that Canada proposes to make the .settlement of all pending dif ferences contingent upon recognition of Its demands in the Alaska case and If that bC the fact the Joint High commis sion will probably not reassemble. FUTURE 01'BKA.TIUA'S IX LUZON. The advices from Manila are meager nnd will probably continue to be during the prevalence of the rainy season , or for several months. In the present con dition of the country the American forces can do nothing be'yond holding the positions occupied and even this In volves no little hardship. Active cam paigning is simply out of the question at present and probably cannot be re- sinned sooner than November. Tills delay In military operations in Iit/on may somewhat strain the al ready well tried patience of the Ameri can people , but It should be borne In mind that It is unavoidable. All that can now reasonably be expected of the military authorities is that they will make every preparation to resume oper ations , If the policy of subjugation Is to be adhered to , with all possible vigor when the time comes for doing NO. Kvery effort should be made to have the pro posed reinforcements In the Philippines by the close of the rainy season , so that General Otis or whoever shall bo In command at that time will have a force capable of carrying out whatever plan of campaign may be decided upon. It Is the expectation that the ten regi ments of volunteers which have been called for will be enlisted within sixty days and If this Is done It should be practicable to have this entire force at Manila not later than the beginning of November. Wlth this reinforcement the effective Philippine army will bo above IiO.000 and although In the opin ion of some whoso Judgment is worthy of high consideration this force will be Inadequate , it will bo larger than ( Jen- era I Otis has asked for and if Judi ciously and skillfully handled may prove BttUlcicnt to suppress the insurrection. We believe the wiser course would bo to Increase the eiVectlve force to r > 0,000 or 00,000 , as suggested by General Lawton - ton and others , but we are not disposed to criticise the administration In the matter , which Is perhaps to some ex tent Intluenced by the question of ex penditure. The eiYort to secure the re-enlistment of volunteers now In Luzon has met with very little success and the ex planation is furnished In this statement in a. newspaper dispatch : "The volun teers nro still anxious to light If there Is to bo a definite campaign for the sub jugation of the rebels adopted , which requires largo reinforcements and capa ble administrative ofllcers. " This Im plies dissatisfaction among the volun teers with the way military operations have been conducted and undoubtedly there la more or less of this feeling. | These Intelligent soldiers understand where there has been failure and they : know that the results of live months of ! hard campaigning and severe lighting are not what , they should be. Perhaps the Washington authorities give no hood to this feeling of dissatisfaction , but It would seem to merit some attention. At all events , the question of a change of commander In the Philippines Is re ceiving some public consideration and this at least the administration should not Ignore. All the soldiers needed to put down the Filipino Insurrection can be supplied , but success depends not loss upon strategy than upon strength and It must be admitted that thus far the military operations In Luzon have not been distinguished for strategy of n high order. The enemy Is supposed to be actively preparing for the reopening of hostili ties nnd there Is every reason to be lieve Is as determined ns ever to main , tain the conflict. , Tinin WM.IMT/C / RXIT. Chapter 1. Kxccutlvo Committee Hooins. G. A. Kxpo. . Wednesday. July V ' . 1 p. in. The committee was called together se cretly and hurriedly to bond off the Im pending smashup of the ruling combine. Present : Managers Haydon. Kitchen and Smyth. Absent : Manager Pen- fold , AVlio was distrusted. The com mittee of three is promptly called to order by Smyth. Moved by Manager Hayden that the sum of J1,1.0 bo voted to , T. H. Kitchen for lunches eaten by Kitchen and his four colleagues of the executive committee. The motion Is promptly seconded by Kitchen nnd de clared by Smyth as unanimously voted. Moved by Manager Kitchen that $10.000 paid In as slock subscription July II by Manager Hayden be paid back to him out of the exposition treasury. The motion Is seconded by Mr. TIaydon with out debate and declared carried unani mously by Smyth. Moved by Manager Hayden that $1,020 be paid out of the exposition treasury to James 1 ? . Kitchen for services as manager of the bureau of admissions , created a month ago , but presumed to date back six and a half months. Motion seconded Instanter by Kitchen and declared carried without a dissenting voice by Smyth. Moved by Manager Kitchen that ? ST.O . be paid out of tile exposition treasury to the World- Herald for invaluable services rendered. Motion enthusiastically seconded by Mr. Hftyden and declared by Smyth unanimously carried. There being no further business before tills special star-chamber meeting it was declared adjourned by Chairman Smyth. Chapter II. Administration Arch. Directors' Iloom , G. A. Kxpo. , Wednesday , 4 p. m. An adjourned meeting of the Board of Di rectors of the Greater America Exposi tion was called to order by its president. Present : Thirty-three members. Includ ing the star-chamber trio. It was moved that the secretary read the minutes of the meetings of the executive commit tee. Secretary Dudley Smith assured the board that the records were out of his reach. After thirty minutes conten tion the secretary was persuaded to produce them and was Instructed to read. The secretary reluctantly pro ceeded to read the minutes of meetings held several days back. Director White sarcastically and politely Invited him to read the minutes of the last session. Finding himself cornered the secretary complied and then there was an awful silence , broken by Dr. Mercer , who asked this Impertinent question : "I would like to know if it is the proper tiling for oflicers of this associa tion to get together and vote themselves large sums of money ? " Then the cinders nnd sparks flew all around nnd a gurgling sound was emitted from the parched throat of Grafter Kitchen , who indignantly re pelled the insinuation flint he and his coparceners were in It for nil there was In sight. Then came a summary demand for Kitchen's resignation of his lucrative position , which was Indignantly de clined. Whereupon the board voted not to wait upon the order of his going , but ejected him over the transom without further ceremony , while the Indian band played "Wo Won't ' Go Home 'Till Morn ing. " Then followed the tragic part of the melodrama. Mr. Metcock , member of the Kitchen cabinet , rising to the occasion in his full majesty nnd In SulllvanoKque accents , registered his solemn and sad remon- Ktrance. Then Smyth stepped forward nnd waving his hand in disdainful dec lamation asserted that ho could prove an nlibl for himself , but his dignity and his position as chairman of the executive committee Impelled him to frown down upon the. whole proceeding , nnd picking up his hat lie walked out of the hall , ex claiming in tones that recalled Cyrano do Horgerac : "You are nothing but puppets of that awful , awful man on the hill n-r-r-r-osowator , " Close upon the hceis of their ardent champion followed the dismantled Kitchen and the disgruntled Haydon. Curtain. run nuunaAwir.KD KXI'USITIOX : In reorganizing the managing committee - too of the exposition the Hoard of Di rectors has not only averted an Impend ing disaster , but carried out the ex pressed wish of the majority of stock subscribers as well as the Imperative demand of the mass of our citizens. No body In Omaha has 'had any Ill-will to ward the enterprise providing it had been conducted in conformity with the prospectus of the Greater America Ex position. It was the attempt to subordi nate the exposition to Hie Midway and the failure to execute the plans laid out months ago by the directors when they voted to dedicate the main buildings tea a colonial exhibit that has threatened the whole project with premature fail ure. Honesty Is the best policy not only In commercial and Industrial transactions but In every enterprise that appeals for sympathy and support to the public , If the deliberate aim and purpose of the late management was to coutlnc Hie ex hibits from new possessions to ( he Mid way it would have been more creditable and profitable to have culled the exposi tion the Omaha Summer fair , just us fan Kranclsco had Its Mid Winter fall- In 1S1H. When they named It the Greater America they assumed the moral obligation to make Hie colonial exhibit Its most prominent feature. This obligation must bo borne In mind by the reorganized board. There Is still time for procuring many Interesting ex hibits from the West Indies and Sand wich Islands. If not from Iho Philippines , nnd there Is certainly a Held for Im provement In other respects. It Is con ceded that the grounds and landscape- gardening cannot be excelled , the Illumi nations are superb and the buildings In very fair condition. Hut these features alone do not constitute an exposition in Its broad sense. There must be a rein forcement and relnstallatlon of exhibits and an Introduction of unique features that will make visitors who pay to enter the gales leave with the conviction that they have received their money's worth. If the new managers will bend their energies to rejuvenate the exposition on those lines and advertise only what ac tually can bo seen or hoard they will not only redeem the enterprise from the blunders heretofore committed , but as sure for It a revival of conlldence which Is essential to success. Chicago is still very much exorcised over the proposed change of rates by reason of the competition of the gulf Hues with the lake routes. Chicago papers assort that a New York shipper can obtain the same rates to Kansas City and Missouri river points , Including Omaha , Unit a Chicago shipper has to meet. If this be true Chicago will only have a ta tc of the drawbacks under which Missouri river distributing points have been suffering for years In compe tition with Chicago , which has been able to deliver goods cheaper or us cheaply at points liOO miles west of the Missouri as Kansas City and Omaha were paying from New York or Chicago to the Mis souri river. The people of Colorado are to bo pitied. The Into populist legislature made appropriations $000,000 In excess of the resources of the state. Even at that it made absolutely no provision for the State university and several other state institutions nro in little better con dition. The people of the state are be tween the devil and the deep sea. They must face a treasury deficit and the necessity of closing the doors of the State university or submit to the utlllc- tlon of an extra session of the legis lature wlilch Is responsible for all the trouble. Poor Colorado ! Republicans of the Fourth judicial dis trict and especially republicans of Dong- Ins county are vitally concerned in the selections that will be made by the ju dicial convention to bo held In this city on July liU. The success of'the party this fall must depend upon the character of Its candidates from top to bottom. Quite apart from the purely partisan view the republican party lias a respon sibility toward the whole people , who depend upon an honest and capable Judi ciary for nn equitable administration of justice. . , Vnuiitlon. Problem * . Boston Globe. The man who la waiting for a midsummer lull In his business to take a vacation says that it Isn't likely to come , from present ap pearances , unless he stops advertising , and that ho can't afford to do that. Warm DIIJ-H for Iimurniiui * Comimiilc.i. Cincinnati Commercial. During the first half of the year the Insur ance companies lest by flro in the United States and Canada $63G99,7oO , an Increase over the like period of last year of $7,462,000. This Increase is hard to account for upon general principles , but that does not make it easier for the insurance companies to bear. Snail Pure of .Justice. 'Baltimore American. The governor of Devil's Island has been dismissed from office for his treatment of his prisoner. Justice may congratulate her self on the fine work she Is doing , but it would mean a great deal to many unfortunate nato people If the blind goddess would only try to be a little more up to date In her movements. Far from the KlrliiHT Ilac. Cleveland Plain Dealer. It appears that n officer of New York's Seventh regiment , while being banqueted by the London Horse Guards last Saturday , said that wherever and whenever England needed America's sons the latter would etand ride by side with Dritons. It Is to be presumed that when the Horse Guards 1'oudly cheered this heroic sentiment they were not familiar with the Seventh's rece-nt war record. Lawyer * la I'olltlcnf Hardly Rver. Indianapolis Journal. Former Vice President Stevenson advises younc lawyers to take a hand In politics. Whether or not this Is good advice depends upon how much of a band they take In politic * , if they devote so much of their time to politics -that they cease lo study law and give people the ImpreFSlon that they arc not attending to their bunlness the young lawyer had better not take n hand. The same remark applies to all other men who have a regular calling. tin * tJrontfr Itlnk. Brooklyn Kaele , The English tunnel makers , finding that they cannot pjrsuado the British to put up money for a tunnel under the channel , the excuse being Lord Wolseley's , that the French would come through it some night and capture England , have now devoted themselves to a scheme for annexing Eng land and Ireland by a tunnel twenty-four miles long and to coat $50,000,000. Hut this will not do , either , because gome night the Irish might run through and capture Eng land. Our Duly la the Philippine * . PlttHbunr Dispatch. If the United States has any duty In the Philippines it is to restore order , preferably by conciliatory measures , but by force of arms U need be. Ueyond that there Is no obligation except to assist the natives in organizing effective government adapted to the existing conditions. This docs not mean a highly organized democracy , such as exists in the United States after more than 100 years of development from a proper beginning , but merely an orderly control that Is capable of Improvement. Talk nf War. Philadelphia Press. Talk of war 'between ' England and the Transvaal U somewhat absurd , in view of the declaration of Premier Schrelncr of the Capo Colony , Ho says that the conccssonn ] made by President Kruger arc satisfactory. Premier Schrolner represents the Afrikand er , or Dutch , who arc a majority of the Inhabitants of that DItleh colony , The Orange Free State and Natal tilde with Kruger. The British will not make war on the Transvaal as long as the great ma jority of the white inhabitants of South Africa are satisfied that President Krugcr U right. r.citm : * or run w.\n. MJor OenrrnlVhrplor carries with him to thp Philippine a hnndsome ervlco sword , scabbard and licit , the gift of Post 11.1. ( Iraml Army of the llepubllc , Department of MnsnclHi rtts. tcneral ? Wheeler deliv ered a memorial address In IJoston May 30 last , on the Invitation of the pojt. The oc casion was a memorable one , being the first tlmo n man who wore the gray was both Rural and orator of the Grand Army of the Republic of Boston. The word Is a me mento of the event. In his letter of accept ance General Wheeler says : "N'o event In my llfp has clustered about It more pleas ant memories nnd charming associations than my visit to Boston nnd the Memorial day of ISM. Kor the bountiful courtesies extended to my daughters and myself on that occasion , I beg you to accept nnd tea * der to bis excellency the governor of your commonwealth nnd the mayor of your city my most profound thanks. That n wearer of the gray should after thcso long years receive BO grand n testimonial from the wcnrers of the blue , proves that the nation la Indeed reunited , and It ftiall be my prldo to hold your gift as the token that the union of the elates Is indeed , in the words of your Immortal son , 'One and Inseparable now nnd forever. ' " Poultney Dlgclow said in his recent apcech in England on the Yankee soldier , that In the formation of nn army to fight Spain nn apothecary's clerk wn given n. commission as colonel of engineers instead of ono as captain In the quartermaster's de partment , for udlch ho hod applied. Now , Captain William Crozlcr , of the ordnance de partment of the army , and a member of the International Pcaco Commission , has written n letter to an English paper , In which ho says there were only three volunteer regi ments of engineers enlisted for the war with Spain nnd tbo colonel of each was a graduate of West Point and none of llicm had ever been an apothecary's clerk. Here is a short history , traced by Life , In three postal cards , of how Uncle Sam ( se cured one warm recruit for the Philippine war : EAGLESEYRIE , July n , 18 ! > 9. Dear Jack : Hero I nm , Installed for the sum mer. It afcms to be a very pleasant place plenty of walks , drives , boating , llshlng , etc. , nntl the people are very nice. Thsre Is one girl , a Miss Summoreon , who is sim ply stunning. Metier knock olt for n couple of weeks and run up hero for a little vaca tion. Yours Jim. EAGLESEYHIE , July 10 , 1890. Dear Jack : This Is certainly a great place. I llko It more every day. Miss Summerson Is the most delightful girl I ever met , but , confound the olhor chape , I can't sec as much of her ns I'd like ; only a walk , or i dance , or a drive , or something like that , a day. Do quit grubbing and come up hero lor a while. I want to know what you think of her. Yours Jim. EAGLESEYRIE , July 11 , 189' ' ) . Dear Jack : This Is the bullicst place that ever was. I've got the Insldo track of all those other poor chops , and Mable and I rldo , and walk , nnd sail , and dance , and do every thing together. You must get up here. If only for a day. I want you to meet Mabel. Mabel ! Mabel ! Mabel ! By George ! I do like to call Miss Summerson that , though I've no right to just yet. Yours Jim. EAGLESEYRIE , July 12 , 1899. Deal- Jack : You needn't come. I leave on the first train to enlist in the first regiment that goes to ttie Philippines. Goodbye. Jim. Hero is a sample of American nerve In action , sketched by Lieutenant A. A. Acker- man In a Tetter In Collier's Weekly : "A hundred yards further on nnd the 'south lines' were reached. Here there were a number of troops Fifty-first Iowa grouped In the rear of a small battery , con sisting of two of the Astor battery guns , manned by a detachment of the Sixth artil lery. These guns -were protected by sand baggs ; to the right lay the Fourteenth In fantry and to the left the lowas , their trenches at places covered with roofs of thatch and shelter tents. Some troops of the Fourth cavalry were on the extreme right at the beach. Soldiers were walking about un concernedly , while every now and then the sharp report of a Mauser was heard In the hazy bamboo follago a few hundred yards away. An old artillery sergeant explained : 'This sharpshooter business , firing at quiet men In trenches , Is air nonsense. Now and then some one gels hit ; but what of that ? They can't clean out the whole command , they don't accomplish anything , and they waste ammunition. We don't reply unless they show signs of closing up and becoming dangerous. Do you see them there ; two of them are in that tree ? They look like bunches of cobwebs. They're tied up with ropes. Even If you hit them , all you'll see fall perhaps will be a hat , and there's no satisfaction In thai. ' Whuz-zweep , nnd a splinter flow fron : a bamboo rafter over the trench. 'Yo'd better come down now or yo'll get It ; those fellows arc shooting better every day. ' "On the drive back to the Pnsig one could not dismiss from mind the thought of what iron nerve and sublime patience It must take to llvo day after day under that vicious fire , to find every night that the enemy was creeping up , hoping to inflict some damage , however trifling , before he was discovered and driven off. There is no thought of glori ous victory in It , no exhilaration of a charge , nothing but patience nnd tireless vigilance , for these lines are merely lo be held by a thin line of men while the bulk of Ihc army avanccs toward the north on the other flank. " American sports nro taking root in Ha vana. The Herald of that city , commenting on the success of a Jockey club meeting held recently , exclaims : "Heaven speed the day when Hie cock lights and bull fights are superseded by Con tests improving the moral and physical na ture ! The soldiers , sailors , marines and officers have given a. practical demonstration of what they can do , and I trust that our In sular and peninsular friends will follow mi it. Why should there not be foot races , jumping , leaping and vaulting. Perhaps some of our Cuban friends would like lo see polo or ring- tilting , Their small , wiry ponies would give them an Immense advantage In this respect over the large American horse. "If Captain Ue'flalrB Is as well posted In Tattereall rules as we believe him to be , no doubt ho could get up a series of exercises , Involving the Balaklava melee and pegging , participation in which would be healthful to those engaged and instructive to those who witnessed. "Captain Luclen Young has shown himself euch an admirable Judge , toastmastcr and citizen that we venture to suggest that ho irovldo an aquatic contest between soldiers , " CiiiiMCrliitlon la Philadelphia Times , Whllo the Peace commlslon sits at the lague , hopelrttily seeking to promise an olive branch in every nation , Great Britain akes a most decided step toward war prep aration. In the Commons the government offers a bill that looks toward conscription o fill the ranks of the army. It Is tentatively presented , and with the adinls&loa that I In passage 1 not asked at his time , but the significance of the mean- ire cannot be denied or evaded , Hitherto the standing army has been recruited , and no military obligation bau beim laid upon any subject of tbo crown. In other words , the army of England -has been maintained by volunteer enlistment * * , which have hitherto proven fruitful and ample. But re cently It baa not been possible to secure men. The military spirit has been sapped by Iho commercial opportunities of the country , and to get soldiers It IB neces sary to adopt the curse of Europe and get by force of law what cannot be bad by milder # ) . IS COHN A rOMPI.KTIJ FOOD. So in r Alienation * of a SolpuMlle Hliari Warmly Considered. Minneapolis Journal. Our scientific Agricultural department 1m authorized the somewhat dangerous pro nounccnicnt that corn , ft grain produced li this country to the amount of some 2,500,000 , 000 of bushels annually , Is not a complet food ration. The allegation Is dangerous because cause It la calculated to arouse the Ire of th farmers of Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas , Illinois Indiana , Missouri , Ohio nnd Kentucky , who Imagine they arc contributing quite matcrl ally to the world's food "supply when the , : market their 1,750,000,000 bushels of tha grain. Even Minnesota , South Dakota and Wisconsin have n right to make vlgorou protest , though they arc not called " .con . states , " nnd Pennsylvania nnd Virginia , with their total of 100.000.000 bushcU n year li good years , have cause of complaint. Ever ) state nnd territory raises corn for market with the possible exception of Nevada am It Is used for something. It Is not made Into shirtwaists nnd golf stockings. It becomes food for man and beast. In Us early youtl the grain Is the succulent "roastln" y'car' of the southi politely called "green corn" In the north. It Is canned by the million bushels and In the winter Is a most welcome dish on the mahogany of the rich and the pruned pine of the poor. Reaching maturity , it tickles the palate and sustains life In the form o "pones , " hot grlddio cakes , mush , Johnn > cake , hominy , grits , whisky nnd a thousam and ono other products. Dcinc n cheap and abundant grain , corn Is food for beast nx well as man. H nour ishes the hogs of all stntcs , the horses and cattle of the central west , the chickens , the ducks aud the turkeys. Wboro It Is most abundant there It is most freely used as food for human beings ns well as for the beasts of the field. In the corn states oats arc unknown ns food for stock and oatmeal Is rarely seen on the table. In the dining room grits , hominy or fried mush give n filling to your breakfast nnd lu the barn corn , not even shelled , satisfies the hunger of the stock. Now , if it Is not ft complete food the way to ascertain that fact Is to compare the "cornfed" people and animals with the non- cornfed. First , by way of suggestion , what do people mean when they describe someone ono as a "cornfed ? " They mean six feet tall and broad in pf-oportlon ; lots of good bone and long , powerful muscles. What manner of people do they raise In Iowa , where humanity consumes ita share of the 300,000,000 odd buehcls of corn raised an nually ? Secretary Wilson , who halls from that state , must know that the cornfed lowans are a fairly husky lot. How about the rangy Knnsnns , the tall , tough Hooslors , the towering Mlssourlnns ? They have chills nnd fever and acquire a yellow complexion , but they do grow. And they live longer than anybody , have more fun nnd make Just as much trouble in aolltlcs. If further proof were needed let the secre tary of agriculture cast his mental eye over tbn cornfed hogs , horses.cattle , mules nnd poultry of the corn states. If corn Is not n complete food imagine what the proportions of those people and Ihclr beasts would be If they could only oblaln a complete food ! SHOW YOUR HAM ) . I'olnted HomnrUri oa the IllnfT aail niantcr of llryaaaruliy. J. Slerllnp 'Morion's ' Conservative. The citizenship of Nebraska and of the whole republic for that matter Is becoming fatigued with the bluster and bluff of Bryanarchy. People who read and think begin to ask for some definite good which has been ac complished for Nebraska or for the republic by the policies and politicians of Ihe fusion persuasion. People ask , what has Bryan accomplished during four years in congress ? Where IB any legislation of n beneficent character emanating from his brains and labors ? When and 'where did Bryan accomplish a benefit for "the plain people , " ellher as a lawyer , ft slalcsman or a soldier ? Has Bryan saved money for the plain people 'who pay the taxes In the United States ? Has ho by any deed , act , thought nr speech Improved the physical , Intellectual or moral condition of the aforenamed plain people ? Will some Bryanarchlst make an exhibit , give an Inventory , of the acts of this per ambulating orator which have been of per manent usefulness to the American people ? Promises piled higher lhan mountains have many popullsls given. But all Ihelr performances are below sea-level and out of sight. In Nebraska , from Allen and Kcm and McKeighan and .Maxwell nnd Bllidcch , from the highest lo Ihe lowest , what have the leaders of fusion organized , Instituted or animated for Ihe common good ? What principles do Ihcy eland for when fused together ? Are they anything more or less than incnrnale Importunlly for ofllce ? Do they ever discuss government or policies of finance except as a presumed means of getting office ? Fusion should cither formulate a platform of principles , or compose a confession , for public circulation. The taxpaylng voters call upon Allen , the cx-Unltcd States noun- tor , and present district Judge , and all the lesser exponents of fusion , to show their hands. Let everybody eo upon what they nro doing their belling , bluffing , office-seek ing and office-holding ? If there bo among Ihem anything but Inordlnale appellto for public place and emolument let Ibe people see Iho other thing or things. . AM ) OTIIUUWISR. By this tlmo Ihe college gradualo has re- cuperaled from the fatigues of commence ment day end Is wondering what ho is going to do next. Captain N. M. Dyer , who commanded the Baltimore at the battle or Manila , did not graduate from the naval academy , but served six years on merchantmen before entering the United .States navy. During the past twenty years the popula tion of older New York City has Increased about 60 per cent , while Us postoffico reve nues have Increased 160 prr cent , and this In spite of a material reduction , in postal rates. In the small town of Lincoln , N. J. , all tbo members of the council are women alderworaen , In other words and now It Is proposed to have the mayor of the same gender and it looks as though the movement would be successful. The men are mildly objecting , but Ihe voters are being slowly won ovoc by feminine wiles , and all the prominent candidates are women , Lord Russell of Klllowen , Ireland , owes his marvelous advancement as much to his Indomitable pluck as to his great ability. Born nearly sixty-seven years ago In Ire land , he was called to the bur at the age of 27 and after nearly abandoning the law in despair reached in 1886 the dignity of attorney general and , what was more grati fying still , an Income of $150,000 a year , Emllo Zola refuses to write anything for any newspaper about Dreyfus or Ills coming trial and says all statements that he has written or is going to write a play for an American manager are false. He also de clares that numerous articles published in this country and credited to him are spu rious. He is satlHfled with tbo work ho has already done in securing Justice for the ac cused man. Dr. J. E. Graham of Toronto , whoac death 1s announced , was ono of the most eminent physicians of Canada. Ho bad a wide and active medical association , both In Canada and the United States. He was president of the Dominion Medical association In 1887 , of the American Dermatology association In 1889 and was one of the original member * of the Association of American Physicians. In 1893 bo was made a member ol the Hoyal College ol Physicians , London. AX or.xit'S. Kortimr I'ontHlril by Mir Iittclllnt-nl fc of I'rlafrr'ft laW. St. Louis OlobP-Drniorrnt. None of the sifts of the Into Roben IJonncr wag moro striking than hU inslnht Into Iho value nnd certain rrMtlts of news paper advertising. Ho gntupcd thn fact that the attention nnd appreciation of the world can bo commanded by n liberal nnd con stant appeal to lt Ustes and judgment. lie presented nn article of merit and kept it constantly before the public. Bonner's success was the triumph of this Idea. He believed that ho could spend n great tlcnl of money in advertising nnd that it would return threefold nnd fourfold. He made no mistake In this opinion. It Is climated that ho spent $1,250.000 In advertising nnd that ho left nn estate worth 115,000,000. Uonncr was n printer and came Into posses sion of n small trade paper whoso existence was known to few. Ho changed It into a literary weekly adapted to the popular de mand nnd advertised it Into a circulation of 400,000. Many prominent men and women were secured ns contributors , but the shrewd editor never allowed them , or nuy of his staff , towrlto over the heads of his sub scribers. Ho aimed nbove all to interest the nvcrnco reader. Uonncr came of a thrifty race nnd It IR doubtful It ho ever deliberately wasted a dollar In his life. Yet year utter year for a long period ho paid out enormous sums for advertising. Ho .would occupy many columns with the repetition of a single line that ho desired to Impress upon powilbln subscribers. Ho was often asked why one column was not ns good ns six or twelve. But Uonncr knew that U wan not and dis tanced nil competitors by maintaining his ground. Such questions pleased him be cause they wore an assurance that hla method In Itself was nn effective advertise ment. Ho had the nerve to pay out vast sums of money without the Immediate and palpable equivalent that Is usual. Another of Bonncr's peculiar advertisements was that he would admit no commercial adver tising to his own columns. That made everybody -wonder again. Hln own broad sides wcro printed almost exclusively In the dally prres. The power of advertising is better understood now than it was when Bonner used It to secure fame nnd fortune , but his example had much to do with mak ing the secret known to other men of un usual business perception and enterprise. TlllTK AND TAUT. Cleveland Plain Dealer : "If that exchange - change girl snaps at mo again 1 11 c ll lier down. " "Better call her up. " 'Detroit ' Journal : First Citizen-It's no advantage 'lo us lo have a hand In world "second Clllzen Yes. but would you lh rc- fore amputate the hand ? Indianapolis Journal : "Why don't you > ut oMt the pas ? " he asked sleepily. " 1 have , " replied his wife scornfully. "All that remains to bo done now Is to powder your nos ? . " _ Chicago Post : "What man dare , I dare. " 10 quoted. . . . . , j " "Well , you haven't as yet , she replied regretfully , for It was not her first eenMn at the seashore nnd shenad known others who were more forward , Detroit Free Press : She Where are you going to spend the summer ? He I'm not golnc to spend it at all. 1 m Kolng to save It till next winter and see f I can't got ths Janitor of the Hal lo use It n 'the ' rooms I occupy. A certain Irish member of Parliament , popular nnd n bachelor , had been very : > oille to Ihe daughter ot the. bouse where in ivns visiting. When Ihe time come for Mm lo KO Iho lon-anxlotm niammn. called him In for n serious Inlk. "I'm sureI don t tnow what to say , " she went on ; 'tis rf- iiortcd all around that you are to marry "Just say that she refused me , " quietly replied the parliamentarian. Judge : The Missionary My friend. It is written that the wicked shnlt not llve out half their days. The. Miscreant Yfs , but that was wrIWn n the days when the wicked didn't hnve BO oed a chance to make up their time at light. THE MAX WITH TUB IM.WSTSIOWEH . Chicago Tribune. Bowed by Iho meanness of the act , he leans Upon Ihe handle , gazes on the ground , Wttli empty stomach 'tin but B a. in. And on h'.a back naugtot but an und nhlrt. Who made him dead to other people's rlc-hts , A 'thing that cares not how much woe Ii makes. Stolid and eel fish brother to the ox ? His Is the 1iand that shovea that thing atolls' Whoso loud , Infernal racltet breaks the sleep ! Is this Thliiff. made In likeness of a man , To have dominion o'er the neighborhood ; To end the tired dreamer's morning- nap ; And shall no victim have the right to shoot him ? Is thin Ihe Dream of all the ages past. For whoi-e Bake bends thw spacious firma ment ? Down all the block to Its remotest hoiuo There Is no dread oo terrible as till ? More potent to o'erwhelm the soul with wrath , Moro filled with portent of a day's unrest- More fraught with emphasized profanity ! * * * * O masters , lords and Aldermen , give ear ! How will ye deal out Justice to this Man ? How answer when some gaunt , long-suffer ing wretch Whose f lumbers he has murdered craves the right To punch Jils head off mid once moro brlnff peace To a distracted neighborhood ? Ye men Ye men who rule the town , 'tis up to you ! Half Price. We have just finished Stock Taking and have picked out all the odd sizes and broken lots , of every description of clothing , medium , light weight and skeleton , and have placed them on a separate table , end offer them at "HALF PRICE , " There are bicycle suits and pants , linen and crash suits , cheviot and worsted business suits , light weight flannels , seersucker , etc , , in fact all kinds of summer \ clothes , that we've not a full line of sizes goes on this table at HALF PRICE. v Our store closes Saturday at 6 p. m ,