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' 6 THE OMAHA DAILY 3JEE : FRIDAT , NOVEMBER 17 , 1SJ ) .
Tire OMAHA DAILY'BEE. E. n03BWATER , Editor. PUBLISHED EVERY HORNING. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally Be * ( without Sunday ) , One Ycar.W.W Dally Uca and Sunday , Ono Year . 8.00 Dally , Sunday and Illustrated , Ono Year 8.2 Sunday nnd Illustrated , One Year. . . . . . . 2.25 Illustrated Bee , Ono Year. . . . . . . . . . 2.00 Sunday Bee , Ono Year. . . . 2.M Saturday Bee , One Year . I-M Weekly Bee , Ono Year . . . > OFFICES. Omaha : The Bco Building. . South Omaha : City Hall Building , Twenty-fifth nnd N Streets. Council BlufTn : 10 Pearl Street. Chicago : 1640 Unity Building. New York : Temple Court. Washington : D01 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and edi torial matter should bo addressed : Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. BUSINESS LETTERS. Business letters and remittances shouM bo addressed : The Bco Publishing Com pany , Omaha. Omaha.REMITTANCES. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft , express or postal order , payable to The Bco Publishing Company. accepted In payment or Only 2-ccnt stamps mull accounts. Personal checks , except on Omnha or Eastern exchange , nt ncccplc THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. OF State of Nebraska , Douglas . , George II , Tzschuck , secretary of The Publishing company , being duly worn. says tliat the uctual number of full and complete coplcq of The Dal y. M ° "JnB " Evening and Sunday Bee , printed durlnK im m mi HI nf Dotnber. 1S99. was as follows : 1 . 2 < j , < ioo 17 . aiwo : 2 . ! M , : io 18 . aiaio 3 . 2. | , rC ) 19 . 2-1,550 4 . 2itno : 20 . a-MSB G . 2I.TSO 21 . a-1.180 6 . B.IJ.I50 22 . B5 , 40 7 . 21,800 23 . 84,470 5 . 2fiiiO : 21 . S4 , . 70 10 . 24,710 M . 25,010 11 . 24,150 27 . 83iOO : 12 . 24,400 SS . 25,200 13 . S 1,4110 2D . 25,440 14 . 24,470 20 . 21,003 ] B . 25,050 31 . 25,470 16 . 21,410 Total . 771,005 I.CJ5S unsold and returned copies. . . . ,8.ts Net total sales Net dally Subscribed and sworn before me this 1st clay of November. A. D. ' < f HUN ( Seal. ) _ Notary Public. County dork Ilavorly bus faced too ninny bullets to be frightened by a dis charge of blank cartridges from the Jackass battery. The Iowa Board of Control's recom mendation for the establishment of a twine factory at the Anamosa peni tentiary has a string tied to It. After nil , the fusion judges on the supreme bench will be allowed only to put their O. K. oji the nomination of the machine managers for clerk of the court. Senator Caltcry of Louisiana , demo crat , soys that Brynntam is a disease with which he has not been inoculated. It appears to be epidemic only lu Ne braska. Thanksgiving day this year has been set rfislde for general rejoicing that the earth has not yet been splintered into a shower of meteors to join" in the mad race'of the falling stars. The same people who made reputa tions seeing airships two years ago are now busy locating fallen meteors , which always bury themselves lu the ground with a loud hissing noise , but can never be discovered after they have cooled off. It Is just possible the republicans may pull out one of the university 'regains from the recent election in Nebraska. In that case the computations and spec ulations of our popocratlc ft lends will have to bo called In again for revision. The only honest judge Omaha has ever had Is already making u house-to- house canvass for the mayoralty nomi nation. Whether he proposes to run Independently or on the silvcr-repub- llcan-fuslon ticket has not been made clear.- Etlmlsten says he is not a candidate for clerk of the supreme court. Can It be possible that this Is an admission that the grapes are growing too high tip on the vine or Is he working his usual bluff to throw opponents off their guard ? South Omaha'H Board of Education Is left with'only ' Kino republican member by the resignation of the other repub lican on the board. That Is not quite so striking , however , aH tljo Omaha BoanI of Education , which has not had a democratic member In years. A special dispatch from Washington concerning the position of census inspector specter for Nebraska discloses the fact that both -Senator U'hurston and Con gressman Mercer look .upon the matter as they would contemplate * a hot poker which one or the other must pick up somehow soon , , Mental philosopher tell us that great minds often run In the same channels. This probably accounts for the fact that the freight managers of thu various roads all made up their Individual minds at the same time to advance rates , Any agreement to that effect would be un lawful and no one would for a moment believe that railroad men could bo guilty of Ignoring the law. South Omaha starts In the winter hog- packing season with a good showing. While Chicago shows a decrease of 55- 000 , Kansas C'lty i 0,000 , , St. Louis 5,000 nnd St. Joseph 0,000 , Omaha comes up mulling with an Increase of 5,000. , If the coed record of tin,1 summer and the first , week of the winter eon be kept up South Omaha will lliil.sli the year In second place jis a hog-packing center. 1C the democratic county cHlchils-elect over cherished the Idea thai they were to have the naming 'of their own sub ordinates the machine Is proceeding to demonstrate that they were laboring tinder a misapprehension. 'J'ho men who manipulate the machine are apportion ing the places , but there are rumors that some of the otllrlals have tiled a de murrer. When this comes up for argu ment lively times may. bo anticipated. CUUA-SEL. There arc republicans who mlvlcc against any financial legislation by the next congress , some on the ground that no legislation Is needed nnd others for the reason that such legislation might prove n disadvantage to the party In next year's campaign. These are Tin- wise counselors , whom It Is to be hoped the majority of republicans lu congress will give no heed to. The general demand calls for legisla tion unequivocally establishing the gold standard. The claim that the gold standard Is already fixed by law Is ques tionable. A doubt exists in the public mind In regard to It nud It Is most Important nnd essential to the main tenance of financial confidence that this doubt be removed. The fact that we have the gold .standard gives no assur ance that It would be maintained If the party opposed to It should get Into power. Under existing laws It Is un questionable that an administration hos tile to gold could place the country on n silver basis , by Insisting upon paying the obligations of the government In silver at the option of the government. No additional legislation would be re quired to enable such an administration to do this. It could pay tile obligations of the government In silver without any authority to do BO beyond what existing law gives nnd there can be no doubt that this would be done If the Brynrilte party should bo successful lu next year's election. The republican party Is fully and un alterably committed to the maintenance of the gold standard ami while It has the power to llx that standard In law It Is the Imperative duty of the party to do so. The net result of the late elections was favorable to the gold standard. The republican platforms declared unequiv ocally for gold and the popular verdict approved the declaration. A republican congress can desire no better assurance than these elections gave as to the sen timent of the country. A very large ma jority of the people are unmistakably in favor of maintaining the gold standard nnd the failure of congress * o legislate for this purpose would Inev itably operate against the party In power , lit would bo Justly regarded as a cowardly evasion of n duty as im portant nnd urgent ns any that the Fiftysixthcongress will be called upon 10 pcrionn. The plan of financial legislation pro posed by the house republican caucus committee is simple. It provides for a declaration that all the obligations of the government arc payable In gold , that legal tender notes redeemed in gold shall be reissued only in exchange for gold nnd for certain modilicatlons in the national banking law designed to en courage a larger issue of bank currency. There Is no jiood reason why this pro posed legislation , or that portion in tended to safeguard the gold standard and protect the gold reserve , should not be promptly enacted. It has re ceived very thorough public considera tion nnd is endorsed by the financial and business IntcrestH of the country. It involves no radical change In our monetary system. , Having the gold standard , It simply proposes that the standard shall bo maintained. It con templates doing away with nil danger from the "ondlnRS nhnln. " With tlmsn things accomplished ( financial confidence would be firmly nnd securely estab lished nnd the country could regard a continuance of the free silver agitation without apprehension. It Is to be expected that this plan will encounter some republican opposition in congress. There nre men in botii houses who will counsel against It as being unnecessary or lno\pcdlent % V\'c think , however , that Its adoption maybe bo confidently predicted and we do not entertain a doubt that such legislation will strengthen the republican party everywhere. THE FIKAKCUL SITUATION. There Is nothing unexpected nnd certainly nothing alarming In the financial situation. It was seen month' ) ago that with the beginning of the crop movement there would ensue more or less of a stringency In the money mar ket nnd If this Is rather more severe than was anticipated the explanation is to bo found In a larger Increase In the general business of the country than had been counted upon. Two or three months ngo there was a hardening of the eastern money market which for a time caused some anxiety , but this was soon relieved by a hirge movement of money from the west. Since then a larger demand for money has developed In all parts of the country. The south has drawn heavily upon the east , while western deposits In the east have been largely reduced. There has been a steady expansion of business every where calling for more money , In ad dition to the requirements for the crop movement. The conditions Unit have produced the stringency In the eastern money market arc perfectly plain and as we have said they are not of a nature to cause any uneasiness or alarm. It Is perhaps true that too large an amount of money has gone Into speculation , but there dors not appear to be any reason for appre hending serious consequences from this. There has recently been an extensive liquidation In stocks nnd the Indications are that the eastern bankers have gen erally been keeping on the Hiifo side as to all forms of speculation. Thcro is one feature of the situation that Is some what puzzling and this In the large do- cllne In the deposits of the eastern ImnkH , amounting to about ? 1W,000,000 , In the last six months. It Is minulfccd that the trust companies are responsi ble for this. These Institution * , while tea a greater or less degree In alliance with the banks , have mudi greater opportuni ties for money making than are ottered to the national banks , being free from the legal restrictions Imposed upon the latter , and therefore they are able to offer inducements for deposits which the banks cannot give. As to the- west there Is , nu yet , no serious complaint of a lack of money , but It Is possible this will come later if the stringency In the east should bo protracted , There IB promise of relief lu the offer of the secretary of the treasury to buy government bonds to the amount of $23OUO , < X)0 ) and It Is to be presumed Mint the b.tnks will nvnll themselves of this opportunity to restore their re serves , In cases where these have fnllcn below the legal limit. This means of relieving a stringency In the money market has frequently been adopted and there Is no question that It Is en tirely legitimate. In the present con dition of the treasury such a purchase of bonds can be made without Injuri ously affecting the cash Imlnncc and the government can lose nothing In the transaction , since it will save the In terest on the bonds purchased from now until the time they become due. The treasury , with an Income about equal to expenditures , could afford to buy n much larger amount thnn It has offctcd to take , but this will perhaps be sulll- clcnt to afford the desired relief. The future of the money market can not bo clearly foreseen , but we nro un able to discern In the existing conditions any reason for anxiety or apprehension , so far as the legitimate business Inter ests of the country arc concerned. A COXDITJUX XUT A TUEOltr. In reviewing the outcome of the cam paign In Nebraska the Washington cor respondent of the New York Evening Post advances this theory : "During his second term llolcomb was on most friendly terms with the railroads , and the railroad managers determined that as long as he was so popular It would be better for them to 'stand lu with' him than to attack him. The repub lican nominee for judge of the supreme court this year was M. B. Ilcese , one of the very best men In the state , lie was defeated by railroad Influence lu his light for renomluatlou to the supreme court eight years ago , and It Is believed that the railroad people thought they would prefer to take their chance with llolcomb , who had shown his friendship for them , than with Itccsc , Who had de cided cases against them. The very heavy vote which llolcomb received In railroad centers such as Omaha , Lincoln and Kearney , seems to make this theory plausible. " This is not merely a plausible theory , but an actual condition thai republicans will have to reckon with from now on. Hallroad corporations are not In politics fmillnli * llnitlHi Thnv ivnltrli nil tlin chances and when it comes to action they take the least risk. When the re publicans occupied the stnte house they camped with the republican stnte officers nnd by so doing discredited the party with the people until they broke nwny from It In revolt When the republicans were ousted by the popocrats on the war cry of null-monopoly It did not take thorn long to turn about and make their peace with the sham railroad regulators. This alliance between the railroads and the populists Is no more unnatural than the course of the prohibitionists who massed their vote on llolcomb while the liquor dealers were lighting Reese nnd also pooled their votes on Holcomb. Whether llolcomb will turn over n new leaf and disappoint the railroads as Heesc did remains to be seen. One thing Is certain : The railroads arc safe for another year from the menace of higher assessment nnd offensive regula tion by the do-nothing railroad commls- Mon. They feel sure that Jim Dahlman nnd Joe Edgerton will keep faith with them If Holcomb does not. Meantime the people of Nebraska are like nine-day kittens. So long ns their eyes arc not open they will blindly fol low the lead of bogus reformers and de signing mountebanks who preach one tiling nud practice the other. The popocratlc organ pretends to see something alarming In the resolution adopted by the council authorizing the city clerk to furnish certified copies of the rolls of voteis registered ns alllll- atlng with the various political parties to their respective committees. This work must be done If the new primary law Is to bo accepted as governing the primary elections In this city and county. The expense Is slight and will be much less If the work Is done by the city clerk than If done separately for the different political committees. It is also a proper charge upon the entire city , because the law is designed for the safeguarding of the public rather than for the benefit of any political party. The resolution treats nil nllko and Is therefore open to no objection on the ground of discrimination. Secretary Gage has -offered to buy some of the bonds of the government to ease up the money market and Inci dentally slop a part of the interest charge against the government. Before the advent of the last democratic ad ministration n good start had been made toward paying off the bonded debt of the country , but this Is the llrst time that It has been pobslble , even under republican rule , to resume It. Krom now on a steady decrease In ( ho debt can be looked for. The project to install n museum of Indian relics Is praiseworthy. What Omaha learned about present-day In dian tribes whose representatives par ticipated In the Indian congrc.u here enables our public-spirited citizens to grasp the Importance of collecting and preserving genuine objects peculiar to these tribes. With each succeeding year the value of such relics will bo en hanced. Fifty yearn hence such an ex hibit would bo priceless. The Nebraska Retail Liquor Dealers' association has been holding Its annual meeting at Norfolk , devoted exclusively to business affecting Its members at least that Is the purport of Its open sessions. The political business Is worked behind the screen. The re election of Its old officers must bu taken as an endorsement by the as sociation of their dirty work In the last campaign. Deputy County Attorney Uiinn wants It proclaimed from the housetops that he has been chairman of the demo-rntk' county committee for the last two years and still Is chairman of that organl/a- tlon. Not many months ago Mr. Dunn's overlord , County Attorney Shields , jeatl- tied under oalh that he did not know that n person by thu name of Dunn was chairman of the democratic county com mittee lasf year. Tula testimony dis credits the voracity of Mr. Slue-Ids or the memory of Mr. Dunn. All things con sidered , we are forced to the conclusion that Mr. Dunn In this Instance tells the truth , even though not on the witness stand. The popocratlc organ has fulminated n solemn protest ngnlnst County Clerk Havcrly for printing the name of C. U. Scott altogether too close to the names of the popocratlc judicial candidates on the official ballot. It Is very strange that the great and only honest judge with whom the popocrats have been sleeping for the last four ye.ir.s should have become so offensive by close eon- tact on n sheet of. white paper. Nebraska people nnd the people gen erally hope that the disquieting reports from the sick bed of Hcimtor liny ward may not be followed by more serious news. With congress just about to open Senator Ilnyward's usefulness ns the representative of the state at Wash ington was only beginning and It Is sin cerely to be wished that ho will soon recover to take up tbo performance of bis official duties. I'rnvnklitfir Merriment. Minneapolis Journal. Nobody laughs at Nebraska any harder than Kansas. Mnrylniul'N IleliuUe. Globe-Democrat. Another such rcbuko as tbo Chicago plat form received In Maryland last week would make Nebraska the banner republican state next year. Auk mi Uiinler One. Philadelphia Ledger. Now It is < i grand shipbuilding combine. If this thing keeps on , what chance will there bo for Individual enterprise In the next generation ? Take Kver.ydiliiw In Indianapolis Journal. The objection to the United States accept ing any specified "sphere of Influence" In China Is that when It comes to trade wo want all the spheres. Approving iGooil Tiling. Globe-Democrat. In Iowa the republican platform favored giving the .gold standard "tho validity and vitality of public law. " An increased republican majority was the response of tbo people. Treason , Il'OuHli. Washington Post. The fact that Hon. Arthur Scwall doesn't agree with his late running mate as to the significance of the late elections will doubt less have the effect of placing the Maine man on the retired list. An Viewed from llic Count. San Francisco Call. The dubious "fusion" victory In Nebraska has made. It Is said , the nomination of William Jennings Bryan for president abso lutely certain. Thla Is one phase of the re cent republican victory which gives to re publicans more reason than any other , per. haps , for genuine congratulation. AVnr ecllnic All Too ( icnernl. , J Jew , York World. The scent , pfbattle In South -Africa fills the air of civilization.A 'world that was talking of and haplng , for universal pence only thrco month's ago Is sharpening tbo sword and unllmb9r4ng the gun In prepara tion for universalwar. The South African war has lowered the moral .tone of Europe , The Imitative continental nations feel that England's rulers were laughing at them at the peace congress last summer and , were merely trying to | Io. their hands that Eng land might bo the , freer to pursue a policy of aggression and , forcible annexation. Mnnlln Hay Hnttlr Keen. Philadelphia Record. For destroying the Spanish fleet In Manila bay a bounty award of $382,800 has been asked of the court of claims on behalf of the officers and men of the victorious federal srjuadron. This extravagant estimate more than twice as much as had been generally anticipated has been arrived at by the claimants' attorneys through the device of counting the Spanish forts at the entrance of the bay and at Cavlto and Manila , and also the mines and torpedoes under the waters of tbo bay , as portions of the effect ive lorco with which comparison of the strength of the federal ships must bo made under the law. If such a contention should bo admitted by the court the forthcoming claims for bounties of the officers and men of Hear Admiral Samrecn's fleet would bo swollen to almost monumental proportions. XOT A FEASIIH.B SCllKMK. oil ( lie COM ( of ( lie I'roiiosi-d InereiiHe In I't'iixloiiN. Indlanapoll ? Journal ( rep. ) . It seems that a few facts are all that are needed to satisfy fair-minded veterans that tbo proposition to pay all Invalid pensioners on the rolls $30 a month and all other pen sioners $12 a month Is an utter Impossibility , because tbo United States cannot raise the money. Hero are a few figures based upon the pension rolls at the close of the fiscal year which ended June 30 , 1898 : On the rolla were the namcu of 757,850 Invalid pen sioners , At the rate of $30 a month each of these Invalid pensioners , under the proposed enhnmn u'niilrt rpnnlvn XSfiO n vnnr. whlrh. for 757,856 , would tnko $272,467,100. At the same data there were 235,858 widows and other pensioners than Invalids , who are to have $12 per month , or $144 a year , each , re quiring $33,903,552. Adding the two amounts we have $300,430,112 ns the amount the gov ernment must get together each year to pay pensions a sum only $70,000,000 less than the average of all the expenditure * of the government for five years prior to the Spanish war. Nor Is that all , Thcro are 250,000 veterans who do not receive pen- Blojjuyio | c.quld claim the $30 $ a month ns a service pension , U would require $90,000- OQO a year more to pay those. During tbo fiscal year of 1898 $144,651,879 was paid as pensions. Under the proposed scheme , ns stated above , $306,130,712 will bo required $161,773,833 $ more than WUH paid during 1898. Have the advocates of this scheme any plan by which the government can rolso this additional $160,000,000 $ , a year ? One of them has suggested the abolition of the pension agcnclca , which cost $536,629 ; of special examiners , whoso per diem and ex penses were $129,031 , and of examining sur- geonn , whcso root waa $894,249 during 1898. Hero is a total cf $1,859,909 to pay an In crease of $161,778,8331 Another would abolish ish the United States soldiers' homes and give the Inmates $30 a month. AH no per son drawing more than $12 a month Is kept In a home , and It costs about $140 each a year to maintain ( ho veterans In these In- etltutlonu , bow much will the government cave It each of them Is paid $144 as pension and It costs $140 to maintain him total $280 by turning him out und paying him $360 a year ? * A reasonable proposition to dlscues la that the survivors of thu war for tbo union bo treated na well as are the Mexican pension ers under tbo present law , If anything should be added aa a service pension It should bo based on the term of service. H or 01 it WAU. No hero of the war cnn be regarded us n truly-for-suro one unless he bus woven about his exploits a few yards of tender romancp. He who Is truly bravo must be Inspired by the fair , or words to that effect. Admiral Dewey set the pace In ! i war nntl love. Few suspected him of hnrI I i ' boring matrimonial designs. Sly old se.i dogl Hut It takes men of his nge to keep , a secret and to execute their plans neatly , nnd expeditious- ! . The laurels of victory ; well befit middle age , but romance kscfl much of Its luster when mingled with gray j hairs. Youth and bcnuty give to both a' ' surpassing charm. | An Ideal story of war nnd romance cccnea from Washington , In which ( ho happiness ' of a soldier and the daughter of a soldier Is pictured In glowing terms. U Is an army romance , with one of the army's loveliest yotnu women as hciolne and one of Its brave men ns hero. The culmination , of the romance Is the announced engagement of Miss Gel la Sherman Miles , only daugh ter of Qcncrnl Nelson A. Miles , and Captain - I tain Samuel Uebcr , U. S. A. Miss Miles , Is one of the belles of Washington , a fine | pianist and linguist , an accomplished horsewoman , wheclwcaian , golflst and snlmmcr , and 23 years of age. Captain Itebor Is a son of Judge Hcber of St. Louis ami a second cousin of hla fiancee on his mother's side. They were boys nnd girls together , and had many a delightful romp before the cares of life calmed their spirits. Heber graduated from AVcst Point In 1SSG nnd was assigned to the Fourth cavalry. At the beginning of the Spanish war he was appointed major of the Signal corps nnd later was promoted to a cnntnlnnv in h regular army for distinguished services In the Cuban nnd Porto Hlcan campaigns. The date of the marriage has not been set tled. A young surgeon of one of the Massa chusetts volunteer regiments did his duty during the terrible days that followed the surrender of Santiago nnd gave up his life saving the lives of others. When at last the transports came to carry the soldiers to Montauk , relates the Boston Journal , the surceon was too weak to bo taken away. A few hours after his comrades left him ho breathed his last. His effects were sent to the sorrowing father and mother and sister In Massachu setts and later the body was brought homo to rest In eternal peace In the beautiful comntery which the surrounding Dorkshlio hills seem so faithfully to guard and pro tect. tect.When When his personal property was looked over one thing was found to be missing. That was the watch which the young man's father had given him on his twenty-first birthday. Government aid was secured and a thorough search was made for the missing article , but It was not found. A week ago the nurse that cared for the young surgeon during his last Illness dlod. When the trunk of the dead nurse was ex amined a pawn ticket was discovered. By mrans of this the surgeon's watch was re covered and returned to his family In Massa chusetts. Shortly after the rcburlal of the young man's body a stranger called on the father. The stranger was surprised to see hanging on the wall of the office Into which ho was shown a portrait , the features of which seemed to him familiar. "Pardon me , " ho asked , "but will you tell mo whoso picture that Is ? " "That Is my son who died at Santiago , " was the answer. "I played foot ball with him once when he was at school , " the stranger declared. "I remember ho stumbled over me and fell In such a way as to break two of his front teeth. " "We have reason lo thank you for that accident , " said the father , "for It'was by those two front teeth , which had been built down with gold , that his body was positively identified. " I'KHSO.VAI , AND OTHERWISE. General Sir Iledvers Duller carried south with him to Africa the British flag hoisted at Pretoria in 1881. Halt pint bottles of champagne were used the other day in extinguishing an incipient lire in the basement of a wine house In Now York. The Illness of Mr. Fife , the builder of the Shamrock , IB now admitted to bo critical , and there seems to bo no doubt but that Us chief cause Is disappointment at the failure of his boat to win the America's cup. Reports from London Indicate that a clash somewhat parallel to that between Major General Miles and Secretary Alger Is Imml- rjcnt between Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and the marquis of Lansdowne , secretary of state for war. Tom Gould , who , since ho was deposed as king of the dive keepers In New York has been making a bare living as a night watch man , has Joined the Salvation Army , and will go to Chicago , not us a terrible ex ample , but as a uniformed exhorter. Prof. Gaston Maspcro , a member of the Academy of Inscription and Belles Lcttres , and one of the most famous of living Egyptologists , has been named director of antiquities nnd oxuivationB In Egypt and will soon leave for Cairo to take up his now duties. Colonel Baden-Powell earned from the Matabelo the nickname of "Impeesl , " meanIng - Ing "hs that creeps about by night , " from bis uncomfortable habit of scouting alone among their strongholds during tbo hours of darkness nnd gaining thereby much valu able Information. Just before Colonel Baden-1'owell left England bo was seen by an old army man , who wished him god speed. "It will bo all right , " said the colonel ; "all I hope Is that they will glvo mo n warm corner. " 1'Ij.VIN , COM ) THUTII. Uciuournin IleiitfiiVornu In 181)1) ) Tlir.ii In ISIin. New York World. The democratic newspapers and politicians of the west and south glvo a va'rlcty of reasons for the failure of the party to achieve a hopeful degree of success In thu recent elections. Some of them , llko Mr. Bryan , make a dcsperatu attempt to assume encouragement which , being sane , they cannot feel as though the presidential election may bowen won by "reducing republican majorities" to 50,000 or 60,000 In Important states ! Other * repeat the old unconeollng tale of the free use of republican money and ad ministration Influence. Won't they use ten times o much money and influence In 1900 If necessary ? Why deceive ourselves ? We shall not fool anybody else ! The plain , cold truth Is that , taking the country through , the democrats were beaten worse this year than In 1896. With the Chicago platform , free silver and Mr. Bryan again forced to tbo front the party car ried only one of the thirteen states wherein success In the two preceding years fore shadowed the election of a democratic presi dent In 1892 , Of the nine former republican states car ried by Mr. Bryan In 1896 four have ben recovered and are safely held by the re publicans , Of the eight former democratic states car ried by Mr. McKlnley only one ( Maryland ) has been rec'.vercd by the democrats , and this was done by dropping the Chicago platform and nominating sound money candi dates , From these undeniable , hard , cold facts Is It not likely that large numbers of discern ing democrats stayed at homo or voted to kill free silver thU year rather than have the fatal fallacy Kill the party next rear , II.VTTI.K OK TIIK CKIXSOHS. Mnrkoil AolUlty In Hip Jlnnnfni'tnrc of CnniUMl Vlolorloi. Wnshlneton I'os > t. Wo venture to say that quite the most ex citing conflict before the American people today Is that which now rages between the British confectioners of war news at Capo- tov\n nnd our own purveyors of canned vic tories at ( Manila. Our fellows have had nearly a year's extra practice , and , wo must s y , they arc doing beautifully smooth and steady work. Hut they lack versatility and Imagination. While they plod along In a monotonous routine , the I'rltlflb , with the ardor of impassioned amateurs , are throwing fancy novelty and In- j ventlvc genius Into their achievements. From ' Manila we have- only the same old story of | the furious attack , the wild , unbridled flight of the enemy and the list of casualties , Oc casionally the name of the captured town seems new , but the Incidents are fiunlllsr. Wo have met them so frequently as to feel Intlmalo with them. Wo nre good frlondii , of course , and all that sort of thing ; l > ut we nro beginning to thirst for a change. On the other hnnd , our British rivals In Ssuth Africa nro displaying an originality which Is full of charm. They do not confine them selves to dreary conventionalities. They tell us of desperate sorties In which hundreds of Boors are butchered , and It Is a very cold day. Indeed , when they cannot destroy Boer artillery or capture some of their Important guns. In this respect they remind us of Sampson In his happiest moments. We all remember how the Morro batteries wcrn si lenced every day or two during June , 1898 , and what terrible destruction was wrought at Santiago by the precision .and the power of our bombardments. Wo begin to think IUO inoplllju lluui > wiu uiui ' ti. * . , w.jw odes to Sampton's prowess has found his equal In the burning bard who celebrates In eong the "dcrrlng do" of British champions In Natal. They are darlings , both of them , nndo bathe our souls In the rapture they distill. Naturally , we should like to see our own mluetrcls at Manila take on a new access of spirit and Invention. General Joe Wheeler Fighting Jo , as wo love to hear him called does not appear to lot down all his gladness at the call of the Manila censor. On the contrary , writing to a frlond In Florence , Ala. , ho rather Indicates that tired feeling which eo atnlcts humanity at certain times : "On the 9th of September I had a llttlo fight with the enemy at this point , but It did not amount to much , although as Im portant as some other engagements which have been dignified In the papers as fights. I am sorry to say that much which appears In the papers of the United States Is gross ex aggeration. " It seems to us therefore that If we expect to hold our own with Knglnnd In this matter there must bo a speedy and a radical Im provement In the literary style nnd Intellect ual elasticity of our bright young men In the Philippines. The English censors have so arranged things that their stories of great victories and captures and so on at the ex pense of the Boers do not encounter con tradiction and confusion until the great British public has been furnished with a now and still more engaging appeal to Its credulity. Wo shall have to Improve In this respect. Our fnlry tales have lost their charm. They arc well meant , wo know In spired by the very best of motives ; but tbo country demands a change of diet , a variety of Jokes. Wo rather think that the Cape town censor will get the decision over our chap at Manila on points ! AX EIIA OF I1IG THINGS. "IlInneiiB" In the Kojnolc of Every Important Undertaking. Philadelphia Record. The multitudinous changes of far-reaching Importance which are now occurring in the Industrial and commercial worlds demon strate that we are entering on an era of "big things. " Whether wo look at the merchant , the manufacturer , or the discoverer of new processes and new Inventions , wo perceive that success comes to the man of largo Ideas. Sumo 01 lUU tuu&l lemainu-uiu uuuiola ments of recent times have been duo en tirely to enlarged methods of transacting business. In the last week of October , for example , there were recorded the largest orders for steel rails , locomotives and cars ever known In a similar period. Ono million and a. half tons of steel rails , 30,000 cars and 500 loco motives were actually ordered within six days ! ID the saaio week there was published a description of the most powerful locomo- ttvo ever constructed , built -by the Brooks Locomotive works for the Illinois Central Railroad company , The total weight of this engine , without the tender , Is 232,200 pounds , and thu weight of the engine and tender , loaded , Is 364,000 pounds. The loco motive Is designed to haul trains carrying 2,000 tons. A few weeks ago the largest steamship In the world arrived In Now York after a suc cessful mnldon voyage , and It Is now stated that the Great Northern railway has already contracted In England for two steel steam ships which will be sixteen feet longer than the new Oceanic of the Whlto Star lino. It Is furthermore reported that these two are but the forerunners of a largo fleet of equally gigantic steel steamships for the trans pacific trade between Seattle and Japan. When the Baldwin Locomotlvo works In stalled two gliat electric traveling cranes having a lifting capacity of 100 tons each in their erecting shops a few years ago these labor-saving appliances were the cause of much wondering comment among engi neers and others ; but more recently the Carnegie Steel company caused to bo built ( for Its Homestead plant ) an electric travel ing crane having a lifting capacity of 15 ( tans , and Is Is said that no more difficulty Is experienced In the operation of this mon- etrous mechanism than in the case of the smaller cranes , The Hallway World ( Novem ber 4) ) mentions casually In Its notes of the week the following : "Tliat was a rcmaruaiuo demonstration or what a mogul can do which occurred on the Now York Central the other day , when cn- glno No. 948 , ono of the now moguls , hauled out train No , 11 , the Southwestern limited , made up of two mall cars , five passenger coaches and nine Wagner cars , sixteen In all. The total weight of the train was 1,832- 000 pounds , or 916 tons , and the length of the train , Including the engine , was 1,212 feet , or nearly a quarter of a mile. This engine , It Is said , made the running time of the train between Now York and Albany , 143 miles , In three hours and fifteen mlnutea. " Whether wo consider the actual accom plishments of the present day or those under contemplation for th near future , wo cannot fall to bo Impressed by the fact that "bigness" is the keynote of every Impor tant undertaking. Indeed , many of the great trade combinations which 'havo been formed within the last year or so are merely necessary preliminaries toward the reorganization of manufacturing industries In accordance with tbo enlarged methods of conducting business which are demanded In these tlmoH of Industrial expansion , There Is a wldo difference between the utilization of modern methods for economizing the mighty forces brought Into play , whether of nature or of human effort , for the pur- peso of enlarging production and the forma tion of Illegal combinations of powerful in terests for the purpose of enhancing prices , The ono Is the natural evolution of the science of Industrial economics ; the other Is simply a species of wholesale robbery for the punishment of which both federal and etatc laws have been enacted , The Bpeclal genius for organization In coming to DO regarded as an American trait , to which much of the success of modern In dustry IB Indebted. Instances could ho named wherein tbo simple touch of this gonlus of organization has converted un profitable , because disjointed or disunited , efforts into highly successful achievements without resort to the nrfnrlous methods of the promoters of so-cnllrd trusts , l.nrgo idcala may not always be capable of full and complete realization , but the practical mnn soon learns to segregate cr separata the attainable from tbo unattainable , and U Is this power to seize th.it which Is valu able nnd appropriate It to his needs which distinguishes the man of affairs from the dreamer or the dilettante. H.Mll.IN' ! MM'.M. Detroit FreePICM : "Diamonds huvo prone up slnro tbo South Afrlran war opened. " "Goodness ! nro they nny higher than coal ? " Indianapolis Journnl : "Pnclo Christopher , \ what wns the primitive eliurch ? " T "Well , it was n church which valued Its ' poor members ns much u it did Its rich ones. " Chicago Tribune : Ills Attorney If you were drunk when you committed the theft why not confess It nnd throw yourself on the mercy of the court ? The Accused That would ruin me utterly. The only thliiK 1'vo got left NOW IH my reputation for sobriety. Washington Slnr : "Aro you one of tbo heart-hungry women of whom llio poet tnlkM ? " nuked the xoulful young mnn. "No , " replied Mlxa Parxonu with a de- elded shake of her head. ' ! can't pay that I am. My preference ) Is for Ilvcr iiiitl bacon. " Cleveland Plain Denier : "What an alder- miinle. stomach Kollnnsbeo IIUH ! 1 wonder If It lias anything to do with his push inul enemy. " "I guess It has. lie ncenis to carry almost everything before him. " Brooklyn l.lfe : The Pedestrian You keep a hor.sc ! Why. I hail no Idea you were so thrifty. "Oh , yes. I deposit regularly In the sav ings bank all the money 1 borrow from my friends. " Somcivlllo Journal : When a man Is auf- ferliiR from fcvor nnd ague It is uiinecci- sary for the doctor to mark his medicine : "To bo well shaken before taken. " Washington Star : "Don't brat , ' 'bout yoh wealthy friends' , " nald Undo Kbcn. "U'H a bad fluff ter nil do Idea tlat a rich niunu Is better dan goodness. " Chicago Post : "H'ji Influence that counts In Dollttcp , " said the voter. "Yes , " answered the practical politician ; "but not so much an alUuuice. " Chicago Post : "Would you rather b < i I president of the United Statcrf or king of \ England ? " "I'd rather be- Admiral Dcwey , " was the prompt response of the boy. Chicago Ncwa : "You have chanced for the worse , " remarked Growell to bis bet ter bait the other morning when HIO ! asked him for pin tnonoy. "Why , what do you mean ? " asked the astonished wife. "You used to love inc. " muttered Growell , "but now you love to use me. " Boston Transcript : Burton H'H no use. I've tried to make up with Kcrson , but It It nvldcnt that ho Is dotermlned never to have anything- more to lo with me. Cottlc But you don't go at him in the right way , perhaps. Uurton I praised his baby nnd he didn't say a , word In response. Chicago Tribune : "Glvo an example , " Bald the teacher of the elass in rhetoric and English composition , "Illustrating tbo familiar old saying , 'brevity Is the soul of wit. ' " "Tbo funnr llttlo foot of a Chinese woman , " replied the solemn young man with the wicked eye. Harlem Life : ' 'What ' made you take all that Impudence from that fellow ? " asked the friendly passenger of the conductor. "Why , bo didn't oven pay Ills fare. " " ' " . "If ho "That's it. said the. conductor. had paid his faro I'd have broken hla bead , but no's riding on a pass and maybe ho has a pull. " CllKED OF THE LION. Baltlraorb News , The creed of the lion la as old as the lion , nnd as young as the cub that plays With the torscled Jaw and the sharpened claw and the "tail of the mottled maze. The creed of the lion Is to feed the lion and the jungle knows his roar , And it knows the glare of the eyes that flare when the lips are thirst for gore ! The creed of the lion Is good for the Hon. and that's as It ought to be. For under the law of the jaw and the paw , and the trail and the jungle tree , The lion must llvo and the lion must have , anil the jungle knows his right , And It knows the cry when his whelps defy the creed and the law of might. The creed of the lion In the will of the lion , and back of the will the claw ; And back of the claw and the Jungle law the thirst for core In tlin jaw. For what Is a Klnc If ho bo not a Kind and strange If It should befall. That under the swing of the jaw of tha King there came not death at all ! There came not darkness unto those little and -weak and. light Who bend their knee at the jungle trco and ask for the law of light ; Earn It and ask It llrst , then BO , out on tha trail to ptrlke Fools to have 'thought that their service had bought the freedom of like for llko ! The creed of the lion Is as old as the lion , and ne young aa yesterday To give the least that the law will give , and take the most away ! As old as the lion , but as blind as the cub that follow , " the trail of years , And thinks It Is free till It comes to tha tree of Common and King and Pecra ! YOU READ" Our special sale ad last night or this morn ing ? If you did not , you missed something interesting in clothing information , for we are closing out 500 broken lot suits at less than cost to make. We have all sizes in the whole 500 , but not all sizes of any one pat tern. We can sell you a suit for $6-00 , that sold for $8,50 , a $ J5 suit for $ JO , $18 suit for $12.50 , and $25 and $28 suits for $ J8. These suits that are in this sale are on our 3 front tables , and it would be advisable to look them over if you wear clothes ( Men's ' and Boys' Exclusive furnishers , )