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THE OMAHA DAILY UEEt Fill DAY, FEBRUAHY 7, 1002.
1101 WORDS IN THE SENATE lavtuiooed 8scbsi FrT by tiv ennioi of fsJitoi Laws. HOAH, fORAKEB AND TILLMAN LEADERS fsnplftfi Philippine Tariff Kill rr (ornmlsslon la eratd-rw Canal Roalc la Proposed. WASHINGTON. Feb. . For four hourt today the aenat bad the rhllipptn tariff tinder discussion. Tba measure waa com pleted ao far a the Philippine commission waa -concerned, all tbo amendments being adopted. . Several other amendments will be offered, one or two pending. . Toward the close of the dy the discus sion became, hot. In response to a reso lution offered several . days ago by Mr. Rawlins of Utah, the secretary of war transmitted to the senate the sedition law enacted by the Philippine commission. They were read In full, and Immediately drew the fire on the government' Philip pine policy. - Mr. Hoar expressed his astonishment that auch lawa should be enforced by the government authorities. Mr. Foraker of Ohio, had read from the revlaed atatutea of the United Btate the laws of congress relating to the crime of treason and simi lar offenses against the government and aid that the acta paaaed by the Philippine commission were almost Identical in their language with the lawa enacted by con gress In the daya of the father of the re public and that there waa nothing unpre ' eedented or unusual about them. Tba Ohio aenator waa Interrupted con tinuously and had several warm colloquy with senators wbo were opposing him. In one of them, he announced with great earnestness, that the American army never would return from the Philippines until It returned victorious and that gentlemen In .and out of congress, rail about U aa they might, ought to thoroughly understand that fact, la concluding the debate, Mr. Hoar poured oil on the troubled waters of the enate, maintaining that men might well differ on any of the great questions now before the country, but that all were thoroughly loyal to the country and were doing their duty aa they saw It. ' Early In the day Mr. Scott of West Vir ginia, delivered a speech In which he ad vocated aa Investigation .of the San Blaa , route for an Isthmian canal, and Mr. Hana brough mad a carefully prepared address jon bla bill to provide a national system of 'Irrigation of arid landa. Learsvllsa St. Lawrence Bridge. A bill declaring the International railway bridge over the St. Lawrence river near Hoaganeburg, N. Y., a lawful structure waa paaaed. ' Mr. Scott called up and had read a reso lution which he offered several day ago providing for the appointment of a com mission of expert to examine what ia known as tba San Blaa or Mandigo bay rout for an iathmlan waterway and to re port to the aenata the cost of construct ing an Interoceanle canal by that route. Ha aald that nearly one-fourth of the sum necesssry to construct a canal by any of the route proposed already had been expended la an endeavor to And a vultablo route for n Isthmian canal, but confronted aa con gress waa by a proposed appropriation of early 1200.000.000 for the building of an interoceanle waterway It waa the duty of prudent men to carefully Investigate every possible route. He disclaimed any Intention to obstruot tbe consideration ot a cabal bill or .to delay the building of the canal itself; but he maintained that tba queatlon of rout waa till debatable. After thorough Investigation be was con vinced that the San Blaa rout met nearly every requirement of the proposed water 'way. but because the adoption of that route 'Involved tba driving of a tunnel through the granite of a mountain range sufficiently large to admit ot the passage of any ship .afloat, the route bad been regarded aa im practicable. Personally ha waa convinced tthat auch a tunnel could be constructed at a reasonable coat. Mr. Scott explained that the San Blaa rout connected the two oceana from the fbay f Maudtgo In the gulf of San Blaa, on the Atlantic side, to Pearl Island harbor tin the g-ulf of Panama on the Pacific aide (of the Ithmus. Including ' the five-mllo 'tunnel. the canal would be thirty miles long. H said that the harbor ot th San Blaa route bad excited the enthu siasm ot all engineers wbo had invest igated them. To L'tllls Electrical Power. He beleeved that electrical power made It entirely practicable by this rout to tow hip through the canal by the electric trolley. He thought It impossible mat saw Ing vessels would be able to navigate over anv of the proposed routes. Tba route be proposed, be aald, offered reat natural and commercial advantage, Ha did not believe anyone would question the desirability ot a ship canal by the San Bla route if the tunnel which It involved could be constructed, and he bad no doubt this could be done. He referred to tba Hoosac. Mount CeoU. I St. Oothsrd, Arlberg and Slmpluo tunnels aa daring and auccessful efforta of modern engineering. He quoted both American and European engineering authorltlea to show that the conatructlon of the Baa Blaa tun nel waa quit practicable. For the reasons Mr. Scott believed that the Saa Blaa rout waa the only feasible and practicable sea level canal rout: 1. Its healthy location. X. Its shortness. . Its maasnlnYent harbors. A 1 ta IauI ahinncfl nf locks. 4. The possibility of working ganga of men night and day in the wet ana dry sea anna under aood sanitary conditions. 6, Th very Important ronsitlerat'an that fey this route ann not nmer saiiina; vessels could bs towed by electric power by nivht as well aa by day, thus effecting a great caving ot tune ami expense. , T. The economical maintenance of the mmI when cnniuleted, $. The permarency of Its rock bed and the absence or eartn emr-anamem. I. The desirable fact that It v' be con Woman's Work in Club and Charity Miss Margaret Evana has positively de clined to accept a nomination for the presi dency of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs. She aaye it would be Im possible for her to accept the responsl bllltles of that office, and while aha dis like to refuse a thing before It haa been offered her, the persistent use of her name baa made It necessary for her to make her position In the matter thoroughly under stood. "Organised Effort Among Women" will be the topic for the first evening pro gram of the fourth biennial National Coun cil ot Women, to open tn Washington. D. C, February 17. The work ot th Woman's Christian Temperance union will be presented by the nations! president of that organization. Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens of Maine. Mr. Mountford will apeak of the church work. Mrs. Fenwlck Miller of the work of the Englishwomen and Mra. 8ewell of the International coune'l. "Cosmopolitan America" will be repre aented on the second evening by speakers representing New England, tbe southern states, the Pacific coaat and the large cities. Mra. Coon ley Ward, Mr. Isabella Beecher Hooker and Mra. Sanborn are among the women expected. "The Ethlca of Race Relationship" will be the aubject of the third evening, tbe Indian, the Afro-American and tbe women of our new possession being represented by speakera. Rev. Anna Shaw will be the closing speaker. The fourth evening, Fcbrusry 22, will be a patriotic celebration, at which Mrs. Mary Low Dickinson will preside. Mr. Ellen A. Richards and Rev. Anna Qarlln Spen cer will be among the apeaker. There will be a meeting of the kinder garten teachers' Shakespeare class at 4 o'clock on Tueaday afternoon. Tbe class having finished "Macbeth," will then begin the study of "Hamlet." So pleased are tbe club women of St. Louis with the recommendation of the Louisiana Purchase committee, that the pro posed memorial be a clubhouae to be lo cated In that city, vhat the members of the Wednesday club have pledged $5,000 structed within three or, at moat, five years. Mr. Scott concluded by strongly urging the adoption ot hi resolution, saying that he wlehed to be convinced of the practica bility or Impracticability of a ahtp tunnel, and bad aubmltted hla resolution a a pur bualneaa proposition. Resotatlon Referred t Committee. At tbe conclusion of Mr. Scott's epeech, Mr. Morgan, chairman of tbe commute on lnteroceanlo canala, moved that tbe reao lutlon offered by Mr. Scott be referred to that committee. He aald that the commit tee had had General Sorro, the promoter of the San Bla route, before It, and tbe matter had been - referred to a aubcom- mlttee which waa now conducting an Inves tigation ot that project. He pointed out that Colombia brobably would oppoae the adoption ot th San Blaa route, aa that would deatroy both th Panama canal and the Panama Railway company. It would be a hopeless task, he thought, to convince Colombia that th San Blaa rout would be the most desirable on proposed. He aald th committee waa investigating thoroughly all matter per taining to an isthmian canal and would lay the facta concerning all route before th senate. , . Without objection, th resolution waa raferrcd- to the eemnrittee on lnteroceanlo canal. ' ' " Hansbronch on Irrlajatlnn. Mr. Hanabrough of North Dakota ad dressed the aenat on th general aubject of the irrigation of arid landa. hi re- marka being baaed oa bla bill appropriating th receipt from th aale of public landa In . certain atatea and territories! to the construction of irrigation worka for th reclamation of arid landa. - H aald the proposition wa not a ee- tlonal one, aa throughout tbe south there wis a strong sentiment In favor of It. H quoted, too, from th meaeag of Presi dent Roosevelt to congress to ahow that ho waa in favor of it. Mr. Hanabrough aald th bill did not contemplate a raid on the United Stat treasury, the cost of carrying th project Into effect being limited to th proceeds ot th aalea ot public landa in thirteen atatea and three terrltoriea. These pro ceeds would amount to $2,600,000 per an num. Ia a period ot thirty-eight year, h said, 40.000,000 acre of land would be re claimed by th available watera, all the work to be don under th direction cf the aecretary of the Interior. Mr. Hanabrough asked that hi bill b made th unfinished business after th Philippine tariff bill, and th aenat agreed to th request. , Namncr of Bills Passes!. Bills were then parsed a follows Authorising th construction of a bridge across the Columbia, river by th Wash ington Oregon Railway company, ap propriate ot $2,500,000 for th erection ot a poatofflce In the city ot New York appropriating $560,000 tor the erection of a public building at Tacoua, Wash.; pro viding for two additional associate jus tices for the territory cf Oklahoma Conalderatton of the Philippine tariff bill waa then reaumed. Mr. Lodge, In charge ot th bill, expressed a dealr to perteet It by tba addition of aom amendments to the phraaeology. Mr. Lodgo proposed ver bal modlflcatlooa to th flrat amendment which were agreed to, and the amendment then wa adopted. An amendment waa offered by Mr. Lodge to section 3 ot tbe bill so that It would read aa follow: Cannae Tssatgs Clans That on and after the nasaag of this act In aUtlitlon to any tonnage duties or taxes now lmixjsed by the government of the Philippine Inlands the same tonnage taxes ahall be levied, collected and paid upon all foreign vessela coming into the I'nited State from th Philippine archtpelaao. and la addition to any tonnage d-jika or taxes Some Soaps Eat and Destroy tbe fibers cf the clothe they are Intended to clean. 3 ffj Strtn jtiatn while it Cluruu. That' because it is an absolutely nrutral soap, made of Purified Ox Gall and prime edible beef suet. It makes colored goods bright, leaves woolens and flannels like new. Ideal for toilet and bath as well as for laundry. Removes spots and stains. SOLO KVKRYWrlERI. CuUoma Primer sent free on request. . TUB CUDAHY PACKING CO, i city. to auch an enterprise, with the promise ot personal contribution amounting to a sub stantial sum later on. Aa the matter haa been referred to tbe Los Anaelca biennial tor decision, the Missouri delegations, ot which the St. Louis Wednesday club Is the strongest, will aee to It that nothing Is left undone to make St. Louis the home of th memorial. The Missouri club women are In favor of making the clubhouse a hall of philanthropy. , Rev. E. F. Trefs addressed the members of the English literature department on Thursday morning upon Edmund Burke and his works. This la the fifth of the series of addresses before the department by vt rioua professional men during th year. An address by 'Miss VanNeaa, general missionary for Nebraska for he Women's Board of Home Missions, was the feature of the monthly meeting of the Baptist Woraen'a society of Flrat Baptist church on Thursday afternoon. Mra. Adelaide Bray contributed several vocal aoloa to the pro gram. . ) . Th January meeting of the Nebraska Ceramic club waa hold In the atudlo of Mra. France Bachman last Monday. Different make of China waa th aubject of the meeting, popple and forgetmenota being th atudlea. Mra. F. M. Morlll acted aa leader ot th afternoon. Mr. George TUden addressed the Wom an'a club ot Beatrice on the department work of the Omaha Woman's club during ber stay in that clty this week. "Woman" Suffrage" will be the aubject of tbe practice hour debate of the Parlia mentary Practice department meeting at 2:20 o'clock Monday afternoon. Both aldea of th question will be presented by the women and something mor that the usual Interest in the debates outside ot the de ' partment la being manifested. Of th ten science that pertain to do mestic science, physiology and hygiene were the subject before the Household Economic department at ycaterday morn ing' meeting, and owing to their Import now Imposed by the government of the Philippine Inlands upon all foreign vessels, except vessels of Spain owned by Spanish subjects, engaged in traffic between porta of the Phillpplnea which are required by law to be levied, collected and paid upon vesnels coming Into the United States from foreign countries. Provided, however, that until otherwise provided by law the pro visions of law restricting to vessels, of the United States the transportation of pas sengers and merchandise, directly or In directly, from one port of the United Btate to another port of the United Btatea shall not be applicable to foreign vessels engag ing In trade between the Philippine archi pelago and the United States and between ports in the Philippine archipelago. Mr. Patterson contended that in Justice to American capital, which was likely to be invested in such shipping, ' a definite time for the application of the committee' amendment ought to be fixed. He there for offered an amendment striking out In th flrat amendment the provision th words "otherwise provided by law," and substituting th word "March 1, 1903." Th amendment waa rejected 18 to 24. Mr. Lodge then offered th following amendment a an additional provision of Section 8: License of Vessels. That the Philippine eommialon ahall be authorised and empowered to issue Keen sea to all vessels or other craft nov en gaged in lighterage orother exclusively har bor business, but after the passage of thla act, auch license exeept as aeniir pro vided only to vessels or other craft built In the Philippine Islands or tn the United States or owned by cltlxens of the I'nited state or Dy innaDiiants ot tne Philippine islands. Mr. Lodge In response to Inquiries ex plained that th amendment wa offered merely as a reasonable protection to na tive boat and to boat from tho United State sent there to take part In the light erage bualneaa. Mr. Foraker sent to the clerk's desk and bad read section 6J31 to 633 Inclusive of the revised atatutes of th United States, dealing with sedition. When th reading bad been concluded Mr. Lodge eecured tbe adoption ot th follow ing amendment: IJIcrrbnndlae In Bond. That merchandise In bonded warehouses or otherwise In tha custody and control of tne omeers or tne customs, upon wnicn duties have been paid ahall be entitled, on shipment to th Philippine Islands with in thtee years from the date of the orig inal arrival, to a return ot the duties paid. less one pir cent ana mnrcnanaise upon which duties have not been paid may be shipped without the payment of duties to the Philippine islands within' said period unaer sum rjies ana regulation aa may be pi escribed by the aecretary of the treasury. This perfected th bill so far as the commute wa concerned. Mr. Hoar then spoke upon the sedition lawa enacted by th Phllippin commission, aaying he was sorry that th commission had Its act Justi fled by reference to tbe only harsh and cruel provisions that were to be found in th atatutea of the United State. Under thla cruel provision in th Phllippin com mission's act a mother having knowledge ot th treason of ber aon must Inform the authorltlea on htm; th on must Inform upon th mother, th brother upon tbe brother, the daughter upon th father, and ao on.- He aald the lawa of th United State were applied only to cltlxena cf thla country citlxen by either nativity or adoption. Baccate by Aliens. Ia the case of this application of theae acta ia the Phillpplnea, .he aald. they were being put into execution by alien author ity, responsible only to an alien govern ment and command. The people there had nothing to do with them. Mr. Patteraon Interrupted Mr. Hoar to aay that one of tha member of the Pblllo pin commission ought to be relieved from any odium attaching to the enactment of th Philippine sedition laws. Oovernor Taft, be said, bad informed the Philippine commission that he waa ill when these act were enacted by th commission and that had he been present there probably would hav been modification of tbe acta. Mr. Foraker pointed out that It was among tbe first enactments of an Amer ican congress. For the protection of our government in the Philippines, th Tsft commission had applied that law to the Phillpplnea. Senators were not warranted, he thought. In aaying that tho act waa unprecedented in the history of civilUed countries. Foraker Lashes Tlllniaa. At thla point Mr. Tillman of 8outh Caro lina interrupted Mr. Foraker to denounce the sedition laws enacted by th? Philip pine commlsalcn as damnable doctrine. "It might be In order," aald Mr. Foraker warmly, "to Inquire from the senator from South Carolina oa which aide ot the strug gle In th Philippines are his sympatblea." "My sympathise are with th Filipino." shouted Mr. Tillman, poundltig hla desk emphatically. "Undoubtedly they are." retorted Mr. Foraker, "and auch a flatfooted and un qualified declaration aa tbe aenator h.s msde would render th revised statutes applicable to fclm it be were . not pro tected by hi position aa aenator." Mr. Rawlins of Utah later Interrupted Mr. Foraker with a queatlon aa to the se dition lawa enacted by the Philippine com missies, and tn th ccuri ot bis remarks ance, Dr. A. 8. Stokes presented the sub ject to the women. The address waa moat comprehensive and waa followed by a gen eral discussion. In the brief buslneis meeting held later It was decided that th next of tbe benefit tees ahould be held on February 14, th place to be derided upon later. Aa the de partment will furnish the progrsm at tbe next open meeting It wa reported that the Elks' quartet would furnish a part of the muslo and that Rev. E. H. Jenks would make the addrera of the afternoon. A busy party of committee women spent yesterday afternoon In the parlor of th Paxton hotel planning for th annual birth day celebration ot the Visiting Nurse's aa eoctatlon to occur Saturday afternoon, February 22, am tor which occasion Mra. J. E. Baum haa graceously offered ber apacloua home, at Thirty-sixth and Harney streets. Invitation ere to be sent out to about 700 friends of the organisation and with them little birthday baga with the request that they be returned oa th aft ernoon ot the birthday party, containing a penny for each year ot the receiver' age. Aa It will be Impossible to reach all with written Invitation, the association extends a general Invitation to all Interested In Its work to be present. A musical program has been arranged and -refreshments will be served during th afternoon. "Training of the Will." from Elizabeth Harrison's "Study of Child Nature." waa the subject of Tuesday's lesson of the Mother club., Mrs. H. H. Heller acting as leader. . A talk by Mrs. Glover and a atory by Mra. O. H. Payne constituted the pro gram. The Omaha Charity association met In the parlors of the Creche on Thursday morning and transacted the regular month ly business of that Institution. Owing to the lenten season and the arrangement for the lenten muslcalea for th benefit of the Creche, it was decided to poatpons the next of th regular teas that have been given the laat Saturday afternoon of the month. It la probable that th plan will be resumed again later on. said that Mr. Foraker had denounced the senator from South Carolina. Foraker Holds the Fort. Mr. Foraker declined to yield further to Mr. Rawlins, and declared hotly that he had not denounced Mr. Tillman, but had merely announced the fact that the sen ator's utterances on the Philippine quea tlon would make him liable to the atatutea of the United Statea were he not protected by hla position. 'We are In a fair way," aald he. "to aub- due the Insurrection In the PhlUnrjlne Islands, and we will accomplish that end If the Filipinos do not get too much en couragement from men In and out ot con gress." Mr. Clay of Georgia Inquired of Mr. For aker It he had delivered a certain addreaa, from which he quoted a paragraph, and the Ohio senator replied that he had. 'Doe not the aenator think," in mired Mr. Hoar, facetiously,' "that that utter ance would render him liable under the law against treason?" "I think not," replied Mr. Foraker, In the same vein.' - "But if I were guilty of anything under that utterance I am sure tha senator from Maasacbuectts would ksv been hanged long ago.". (Laughter.!,. ..s...,,. "I do not want to. be left out of that honorable coterie," interposed Mr. Till man. "Welli we'll include you," said Mr. For aker, laughingly; "If you arc anxious to be handed." ... ,,- ;.. r Victory lltlwately Sara. "I want to say to th senator and to tha senate." retorted Mr. Foraker, with great vehemer.ee, "that our army will never come back from the, Phillpplnea until it cornea back victorious. That may aa well be un derstood now aa at any' future time. Gen tlemen may rail about' It in congress and out, but it is a fact that all by thla time ought thoroughly to understand." Mr. Hoar concluded the debate of tho afternoon, and In the course of his remarks paid a glowing tribute to Thomaa Corwin, who, in the face of a hostile senate, had uttered the aentlment which he had quoted earlier In the day. Ha declared that Cor- wln'a name and memory bad become one of tbe treaaurea of th republio and that he bad been placed among the Immortals of thla government. '.Th -great question now before the country,, bs said, could be diccuaaed temperately and. calmly. It waa a great question whether thla powerful re public should crush the, life out of a re publio modeled after our own government: it waa a great question now tbe slaughter of both Filipinos sod Americans wss to be stopped. . i ,i s . '' . . "Those who .are restating the present policy of our government In the Philippines are quit as loyal as those who are sup porting it," be said. ."The difference of opinion which had arisen among the peo pie," he said in conclusion, "waa the legiti mate result of thla miserable Philippine bualneaa. " At 6 o'clock the senate went into execu tlve session on .motion ot Mr.. Teller and at (:10 adjourned until tomorrow. HOUSE HAS TAME SESSION tonsnmes Day la ( onalderntlon f Lcftialntlve, Execnllv mm Judi cial Appropriation) Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. Tbe house spent the day on th legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Very rapid progress waa made, seventy-four cf th 130 psges Of tha bill being disposed of before adjournment. No debate ot importance de veloped during the conalderatton ot tha bill and bo amendmenta of Importance were adopted. Tbe consideration of tha oleomarg arfne b II was laid aside. An attempt to limit general debate to two hour failed. Mr. Hemeuway of Indiana, in c&arge of the measure, ex plained its provision In general terms and pointed out the lncreaaes which' It con tained. Under the latitude allowed la general de bate Mr. Talhert cf South Carolina mad a speech n opposition to the proposition emanating from the other side to cut dowa southern representation because cf abridge ment of the franchise. At the conclusion ot Mr. Talbert's re marks th bill waa read for amendment under the fie-mlnut rule. The house at :35 p. m. adjournrd. Shopmen lMm Strive. WASHINGTON. Ind., Feb. . The Balti more V Ohio Southwestern shop employes, wbo hav been out on a atiik several weeks, declared th strike off today, baring already conceded every point and lost tha contest. The men agree to return to work in a body, or singly, as th company may dealr. Stun It 1 A neglected cough ur cold may lead to serious bronchial or lung troublta. Don't take chances when Foley's Hooey snd Tar afforda perfect security from serious effects cf a cold.' NEW BOORS AND MAGAZINES Uti.if. t Csirp Firs and WtjtiU by a Bstl Lavtr f Vstnr. COlltCTION OF WORLD'S BEST ESSAYS Remlalteeaeei ( pallmaa Car Con doctor Booklet by an Omaha News paper Man Literary New Irons the Publishing Honse-a. "Musings by Campflre and Wayslda" Is the title of a beautifully bound and Illus trated volume of nature aketcbes by the late Dr. William Cunningham Gray, for many years editor ot The Interior. Th sketches contained In this volume wer selected for publication by Dr. Gray only a few month previous to his death, but h did not live to see them In print or to revise hi work. No on can read bla words without feeling that, though be de voted his life to th cause cf religion, his heart was none the less with nsture. He loved it in youth, tn middle age. and quit to the .close of his career this love In creased, reaching Its climax, only with th end ot his life. These "Campflre Musings" reflect th soul of the man. ' Hi heart overflows In admiration for th Creator' work and great lessona are drawn. There waa no rant In thla man. In hi younger days he was a giant In strength. Th phys ical atature but reflected the stalwart men tality. Youth ever allured Dr. Oray and thousands of young men and maidens have felt th power of nta helpfulneaa. Th genius of the man found further expression In the reproduction by tbe camera of atrik Ing bit of scenery. At Island Lake, his northern home, these "Musings" wer writ ten. Thnae very scene which prompted the thought have become th illustrations to th book and th artistic aense of tha author mora fully revealed. Dr. Gray was on of those men who could appreciate all th beauties and marvels ot nature and at the same time draw from hi observation a useful lesson. Th different chapters or sketches sre grouped under the general heads: "Campflre Musings," "Musings of th South." "Alaskan Musings," "What Adam Did In Eden" and "At Eventide." The frontispiece la a portrait ot th au thor while acattered through tha book there are a doxen full-page landacapea taken from photographs by Pr. Gray. Any one fond of outdoor life and philosophy will fully appreciate Dr. Gray's work. Fleming H. Re veil company, Chicago. Tbe opening esaaylst In the eighth volume of "The World's Best Essays" is Maszanl. wbo, being exiled from th country he bad helped to make free, devoted himself to literature, and on of bla writings, "On th French Revolution," Is here reproduced. Moses Mendelssohn, an eminent German jurist and philoaopher. Is the author of two readable papers, "The Historical Atti tude of Judaism" and "Shakespeare aa a Master ot tha Sublime." Jules Mlchelet's account In his "History of France," of th burning of Jeanne d'Aro for sorcery, is a page In English annals which they would willingly obliterate. John Stuart Mllla' ea aay "On Liberty" Is ranked as on of the best efforts of tbat profound thinker snd political economist. John Milton, while mor widely known by bis poems, especially hla great epic, "Paradise Lost," is also favorably remembered for his pros much of which was In th direction of extended liberty for th people. His essay, "Th Strongeat Thing In the World," Is a plea tbat, even beyond trutb, justice Is th most potent factor under besven. On of. th prominent pen-woman of th early part ot th century Just past waa Mary Ruasell Mltford, wbo contribute an entertaining essay. "The Talking Lady." Montague la credited with being th flrat "easaylat" In the general acceptation of that word and In addition to being th flrat, h waa, with but op or two exceptions, th greatest. Th axtracta given from Plato arc: . "Of What Ws Ought to Do," "Socrates Drinks tbe Poison," "Th Immorality of the 8ouI," snd cxtrscts from bis miscellaneous work. Examplea from Edgar Allan Po ar from bis "Marginalia." Alexander Pope Is. per haps, best known aa a poet, but he waa also a talented prose writer, as soma of bis essays attest. There ar so many Inter esting selections in this Interesting volume that it Is Impossible to even briefly enumer ate them in the present allotted spscc. On thing Is certain, a act ot "Tha World's Best Essays" IS a whole library In Itself. Ferd. P. Kalaer, St, Louis. "Th Reminiscence of a Pullman Con ductor" la the title of a book containing a series ot character sketches, drawn from Ufa and wrlttea In a vela of estlrlcsl humor. The author, "Herbert O. Holder ness, is a nawspaper man, wbo apent two yeara la the Pullman aervlc with the ob Ject of sketching the fraaks and other forms of nature which appear In sleeping car life. The writer has sketched la an amusing manner th familiar characters one meets wJi in railroad travel, sucb ss the chronic Vlcker, th old woman and th parrot, newly married eouplea, baa ball and other college fiends, the Invalid, the hog, tnebrlatea, cte. Some of the de acriptlons ar quit pat and altogether it will be found aa amusing book by people who travel and arc close observers. Ths Lotus Publishing Co., Chicago. Charlea Curts Hahn. an Omaha newspa per man, already known to th reading public as th author of "hi Cloisters Dim," haa turnlabed another example of hi ability as a writer in the form of a book let in paper covers entitled "So Fight I; a Reptuagealma Modltaiion." Thla aolemn 8epuagealma, With force the leeson cornea again, Aa with her warning voice the church ('alia to her courts all sorts of men. And bids them learn th way to God. I fast and weep, repent and pray, lest having preached to others. I Bhould, hapless, prove a castaway. The abov Is from th introductory poem, sfter which follows to prose a scries of meditations called to mind by the sear approach of Lent. Th author consider th subject from different points of view, bringing Into the foreground many uaeful lessoua. At times b preaches directly to us, as: "Each Easter ahould mark aome particular sin conquered; each Lent should And us one step higher ia the Christian life, on atep nearer Ood, our aoula one shade purer, our strength so much greater for having pasaed through th discipline." Published by, Thomas Whlttaker, 1 and I Bible House. New York. Masssln Mention. Th February number of th Philadel phia magaaloe. The Era, appear to b quit up to th high level et by It predecessors. Mrs. Helen Marab Wilson ha a very Intereating Illustrated art tela on th prehistoric ruins of southera Col oraJo, wltb aom graphic Illustrations of th remalna of the mysterious cliff-dwell ers. Mra. Wlxson's party discovered among other curlou thinga, s red bstred mummy which aeema to effectually die prove th assertion that these ancient In habitant wer of a dark aklnned race. 8h gives photograph of thla important find, aa well as of three skulls showing wide divergence la type. Alfred Mathewa haa an illustrated paper relating to th noted financier of th civil war period. Jay Cooke, containing maoy snecdotea of the men of the day. Dr. Thompson Jay Hudson, author of "Tbe Law of Psychic Phenomena." and aaveral other widely read books, contributes s scholarly paper Jaip Mte XJL (raaa aanal Soap one-sixth pure .glycerin, is transparent and perfumed with the odor of natural flowers. Will not injure the skin of a new-born babe. Satisfactory and pleasing for the toilet. It is the perfected product of scientific soap-making. JAMES S. KIRK it COMPANY ! BEST PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURIvST EXCURSIONS TO (Caufokni Three Excursions Weekly VIA Scenic Line Daily First-class Sleeper Through to San Francisco via Colorsdo, pssslngthe Grandest Scenery of tne Rockies and, Sierra Nevsda by Daylight. Direct Connections to Los Angeles. City Ticket Office, 1323 upon "Modern spiritism." mere are nu merous other artlclea of Interest In this February magasln. rmmira t.lf. In America fer February is sn enlarged number of thla beautiful mag asln ot th world eut-of-dors, rapreaem Ing lb new expansion ot Americas, lit to th country. "in Gro ot wnn. f rontlaplece, Is a remarkable plctur of a New England wood road la winter. Among th leading features sr "Bklb Csstl." tbe summer bom of Andrew Caraegl tn tha Scottish Hlghlsnds; "A nil! st Old Har dens," by J. P. Mowbray, who treats of the ...ttM nf a east home lit on th pld Hud son river manors, sad "Cuckoo," aa lllua- trsted poem of ths woods, by John Bur Others articles and aupsrb pic tures touch upon vry sld of country lit. "AthUtlc in th Army snd Navy" sr eparst paper of mor than ordinary In tereat In Outing for January. Edward U King, Elerentb cavalry, U. S. A., writes ot the one. snd Martin E. Trench of Kear aarge, V. s. N., of the other. Athletic training Is seen to bsv 4 larg and In creasing part in the phyalcal betterment, dlactpim snd morals of both brsncbe of the aervlc. Each I studied at close range, snd the facts brought out go far to explain the ptrit which has so lately brought swift success snd International renown to th American srms. Th United BtsUs Mili tary soademy st West Prilnt I th subject of still snother the third papr ot the series Is the same number. Captain Rich mond P. Davla, V. 8. A., give psrtlculsr .1 . n tbo development ot foot ball within th psst tew years. IllustrsUd by photographs tsken st tn campus oi iam academy. Wltb th February !. Th Bookman closes ths seventh year of Its sistnc. .1.1- .,ii.hr will b found th first ot s scries of article dealing wltb ths great ....n.nra of th United state, inis p. .-it. atnrv of tba evolution of American Joursallaa and th development of th grt historic nwsppr. v . j... in. h flrst half et th century and until th outbreak of th war of seces sion. It treats of time wnen u m ... ..sentlSlly personal; when peopl asked on another, not "What doea the Herald ay. or th Trlbun aay. tnia morn ing'" but "What docs Oreeley think ! this", or Bennett say of thatT" Americas Joursallam in th '30 waa rounaiy ncorea by Charlea Dlckena la "American Notea" and "Martin Chuaxlewlt." snd th tory of how newspaper wer conducted in that day, the record ot th aavag personalities, tbe abuss snd th vlolnc. give s eurtout Insight Into th condition which sroused Dickens' animosity seventy yesrs sgo. Literary Xta. as - J . . U , a.rtrtl tn lima f A tlsstlTl IU'. IMJ II Ul III rw -- --- Itotwon'f "MUcellanitsV ha been unavold- Misses' Sboes It is prettj generally known that for tho finer grade of misses' shoes you must g to Drexels Wo bavt a lino of genuine welts that are the highest typo of the shoemaker's art bhoes that pre vent enlargement of the Jolats-Sboes with extension edge soles that let the sole of the foot rest on tbe bottoms and not on the uppers Box calf and vlcl kid 5 to 8 sizes, f 1.60; 6V to 11 sizes, 1.75; 11H to 2, $2.25-The same la young women's sizes, 2V to 0. with spring heel. 13.00. . Drexel Shoe Co. rail cntIsT . Untks'i Vv-t-l, IkM Haaae. 141 PSBRAM STRBaVT. t LltVC OMAHA Wednesday Friday and Saturday Farnam St., Omaha. ably delayed, but they now expect to !s-'-' the volume within a few weeks. Francis P. Harper of New York -in- nouncea he will hav ready early In Feb ruary Captain Hiram Martin Chittenden's "The American Fur Trade of the Far West; a History of the Pioneer Trading Posta and Karly Fur Companies of th Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and ot th Overland Commerce with Santa F." ...... . .. In a recent .number of Harrier's Weekly there Is an article entitled "The TWO Most Intereating Novela of the Year," In which the writer, a critic of authority, cites "Ths House of the Oreen Shutters,'' by George Douglas, and "The Strength of th HIU." by Florence Wilkinson, as the 'two novel! of the year which have most engaged hti interest. The above bocui are tor aale by th Megeath Stationery Co., 1308 Farnam Bt. The Rochester Shoe Co's Great Dissolution Sals 1515 DOUGLAS I'. Th great ahoe aale la th talk ot th . town Th elegant stock Is going st s pit tanceWomen's f.neat shoes sr being solo st ti ti, I2.J snd f 1.69. Men's finest sho'.'i $3.98, $2.20 and $1.79. Misses' best footwear $1.18, 98c and 88c. Children's 'shoes, berl msde, 89c, 19c and 39c. Boys' shoes, for' mer price, $1.60 and $2.00, sr selling : $1.18, snd $1.88. Th - Bargain Basemen' ablate with shoes. Women's shoes, brokeo lines, worth $4.00 and $3.60, about 1,004 pairs, 98c, 89c sad 69c. Men's shoes, bro ken lines, $1.89, $1.18 snd 88c. Boys' snd mlis-s' ahoea sre, selling st 79c, 58o and 4?c. Women's allppera In baaement, are selling st 88c, 69c sod 48c. - , This sal Is th greatest' ever attempted by any concern la Omaha. THE ROCHESTER SHOE CO., ' ' 1515 Douglaa Street. , 1 Always hoawthlo Nam to Jfhow You. . Valentines Th newest Ideas and catchiest duaigna fur Valentine Day Feb. llth ia the day Come early. 9; AT10NEKY (j Society Stationers. UQt Farnsm St. BOOKS viewed mm tkl Pas Ma mmm f . W can ale fwrnt.n mm mU abllsn. Bsrkalow Bros." MBcqk shot," . 11S Fnrnaae St. . rkmmm A CL05 INSPlfC ! . 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