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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, MATiCII 23, 100,1.
Tire Omaha Daily Bee. E. ROdEWATER, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINU. tc-ous rv aiTtjornTPTinM. I Daily Be (wit.o,.t Sunday), on. Year..$4 o uaiiy hm mi Bunnay, tin leur I Illustrated Bee, one Year - fK I Sunday Bee. One Year -j" Saturday He. One Year Twantleth Century Farmer, On Tear DELIVERED BT CARRIED. f)J1v Reo (without Bunder), per copy, l.w la Daliy Be (without Sunday), per Week 1 'M li 7 re iwiinuui oumumji, yr . ............ Daily Bee (including Sunday), per week..lic I .12o Even'n1! wTthou? flunday)!" week 6c Eweek" (,cl"d'n 8unday,;...e.r.iOc Complalnta of Irregularities lit delivery should be addressed to City Circulation De pariment. OFFICE8. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha-City Hall Building, Twen ty-flfth and M Streets. Council Bluffs iO Pearl street. ChlfH.n- IKfct T'nltv Hnllrtln. New York 2328 Park Row Building. Waahlngton 601 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. toriluTatw Communications relating to news and edl- Bee, Editorial Department. I REMITTANCES. 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The South Omaha primaries were a tame affair and altogether one-sided, but hurricane weamer is preinciea ior the Omaha primaries, Do the citizens of Omaha want the next city council to be made up of "eafe men" who will do the bidding of cor porations, right or wrong 7 Some men are aspiring to be council men who have about the capacity re- m tv.i 11 ,,! I quuw ,c wuBuium ua,c nc - - euougu Min pvisn u !uU . j i 1 - 1 lw ueulw"uli -- "" Th rhllmlolnhla Record recentlv had The ihllaaeipma liecora recenuy naa editorial reference to "ex-Senator Thtn r Kevaila." That should be I ,h fr - eitt.o for eon- " , " lcult" wui I Sir Tbomaa Ltoton'a motto must be "If at first tou don't aucceed. try. try t- ' i again." Shamrock III may yet be only a link ln the llneaga that leads tol811 rompers, are reportea to be well Shamrock XIII. , ( Batlsfled with the decision, regarding ft Several healthy but neglected recom- uendatlong In Governor Mickey's In- augural message mlghl serve to show the legislature how If can make Itself more useful before adjournment Whether Mr. Bryan, will Join Mr. Cleveland ln making memorable the aeaicauon exerasea or. me bu jouis - I i-1 . V V. I npumuuu una mn. uecu umciau u. nounced, but It would not be hard to vemuro a au. i e,. vi. .,t. in I " " l the greenhouse. Mr. Bartley really . wv.u migui not. nave uiaen u at idib parucu- lar time if that investigating committee had not forced him to It . A few fresh Klondike stories are about due to start the annual tide of fortune seekers to the Alaskan shores. It is high time for the publicity bureaus of the Alaskan transportation Hues to get busy for the summer season. Th nrlviieired eomoratinna all xralnat mnnlelnal bm nib wha it ts easier and cheaper for them to fix up their Jobs down at Lincoln away from the eyes of the people whose rights ther am tramnllnir on than to stnn.1 im under the aearchllirht at close ranre. The Bartley Investigating committee will cloaa Ita arduous Inhora next wneV and Joa Bartlev. Ezra P. Savaee and ----- - ..w - sundry other men of note and I. O. Us., who have been roaming about between the lakes and Puget Sound will come back to Nebraska to get a sniff of fresh air. The Impression seems somehow to have gotten abroad ln the land that the members of the Panama Canal com- mission will not only have supervision of the digging of the big ditch, but will have a private pipe line to the vaults In the treasury all for their own per - sonal use. , a ceo ruing 10 a local contemporary one of the problems for Omaha to solve when It gets possession of the water woras is a process or nitenng or cleans- lng the murky Missouri ln the balmy days of April. First catch your hare and tnea it will be easy to devise pian ror roasting nun. . It now transpires that Joe Bartley had two boxes ror ms scant savings, me - mentoes and accommodation souvenirs. one was a cigar box nuea with securi ties and tho other a safety deposit box filled with clippings, letters and billets doux. The latter was doubtless the telltale box to which Governor Savage had reference when he promised to startle tho people eX Hebrukg. good. bjD MDirrtfttXT. I The rolumlnona revenue revision bill baa pasted the. lower house of the leg islature and Is now on parlor skates In the senate. No man, and no set of men. r.r,lilt A ra ft mn aKu.li,tntv nfirfunt ro VP. " " ' tue law. Viewed at long range the revenue bill formulated ty the House . . ..... may ue pronounced goou, uau auu in- different It could have been very much better In a great many respects I and It might nave been worse In more I . I rronccts. There la much In It that Justifies the majority that voted In favor of Its pas f,ag0i anj there la a good deal that Jtlstl- flea the minority who recorded them selves against It The explanation filed In support of his negative vote by Rep resentative Nelson la eminently sound. He emphasizes In plain language the flagrant favoritism exhibited towurd railway corporations In their vlrtuul ex- municipal taxation and the rank Injustice thus done to the tax-1 Linnif Amiha cn,th nmo,., t innnin I - . and every other city In the state. It . ... , , . , . . - vviuui qui me lousiura reaiures ot uie hJ ii Inevitahlr rannn an fti- Dl" lnBl wu 'neviiaDiy cause an m i crease in tne tax Duraeqs imposea upon jj. - fTlnp. the merchant and the small increase In the tax burdens Imposed nnnn th enrnnntlnni Anfn-Hnv tnnaf I valuable franchises and privileges. On the other hand, some of the provisions 1 ..kIqI In tha Km n.Ki u I . swm , u uv via., umiuij luc licu' i uon or tne single county assessor and the sections nrovldlnar f on the mom x-a-I tematlc Bnd nnlform assessment of all classes of property, will commend them- selves as an improvement on the Dresent law. ' I How the bill will fare in the senate Is gtin problematic. There Is ground for I anwlviia Ann.nKAntA. 4U.i .k I may mutilate the bill in the Interest of the municipal franchlsed corporations and other interests that have maintained a lobby at the capltol for months, that has centered Its efforts upon members of the upper house and hopes by delay- lng final action on the bill to the last hours of the session to aeeomnllHh Its mi88i01L It l8 . mnttpr of toriety that members susceptible to im- propef Influences have not only been ap- proached but manipulated by a gang of I boodlera that has no equal perhaps ln any other state in the union. If the bill comes out of the senate without the ac companiment of a . colossal scandal it I will be almost miraculous.- COMMENT Olt THE DKCISIOX. Tlie rnmmunt rt Inhnp Inmlnfa t,n 1 . . . . aecision or the anthracite strike com- nnsHion is in the main reassurintr. Th Is IS nnrtleiilflrl v Mn in racnrri rrt thn cttnta. I uuen uin uave ana cannot se ment of President Mitchell of thj. owi,ua me unuLiB Will Btnilii hv tha rVkmmlflalnn'a Aiiniats I Mitchell. It 'l needleaa tn anv. r. ' ZIv 7. . -uiuu..v. , , tnere " "oubtthat his position fl he endorsed by the organization of which ha ta tha hunil T& r.f I I " w cimv, ine mine worKers organ also approves mo8t f .the awards of the, commission n.i i,- i .1 i i . . i "uu "lucl umong inem as distinctly in the Interest of organ- lzed labor, notwithstanding the fact that the decision does not formally recognize the miners union, the com- mission regarding the question of rec- ognltion aa not within Its Jurisdiction, There are some, of course, who do not take a favorable view of the report, but they constitute a very small minor- y and probably do not exert any great .... 1 amount or innuence. The operators have said nothing ln regard to the awaras, but were naa been no lntlma- tlon that the are dissatisfied or will . . . 1 not coniolv with them. One onerator I marked that the effect of the decision wm be to keep up the price of coal, but probably the price would not have been reduced If the declnlon were wholly ln tavnr r.f th . . The precedent established by this commission Is most important and its suggestion that "the state and federal governments should provide machinery for the making of a compulsory Invest!- gatlon of difflculties, similar to the In- vestlgatlon which the commission has r made," is worthy of earnest coneldera- tion. While It is very generally con- ceded that compulsory arbitration is ot practicable In this country-thai such a system as that of New Zealand. for Instance, could not be made effec- tlve bere-there Is no reason why com- pulsory Investigation of labor dlffleul ties could not be Instituted and made beneficial In eliciting the facts and de- terminlng the right and wrong hi such difflculties. It Is not to be doubted that ueh a plan would prove useful in averting conflicts and preserving in- dustrial peace, Worklngmen generally should Kve thoughtful attention to those nortlons of the commission's report which deal with general matters, aa for example the rights of nonunion labor and the boycott There are very positive and explicit declarations in regard to these which merit serious consideration, 1 made as they are by men entirely friendly to organized labor. LJ Governor Dockery of Missouri threat ens t0 Teto au appropriation bills and reconvene the legislature to revise them If they foot up more than the estimates of expected state "revenue. If BUcn a practice were pursued by Ne- aDraska executives every one of our leg islatures for the last dozen years would have had the privilege of sitting In ex tra session, unless they learned the 1 iwn from the experience of their I predecessors. I "Hello, Lincoln! Omaha wants you." MIIellor "Will you connect us with the senate sifting committee? Hello, there! Will you kindly accommodate the I wholesalers, merchants and telephone uaera of Omaha ceojersH and advance the telephone bill, known as Penate File 234, and report the same to the Irglsla- ture at once? What's that?" "Cant understand. Tlease talk louder, we are a trifle hard of hearing." ADTOCATKS A M i HC 11 A . T MiBIJI. The address of Secretary Shaw at the banquet of the New Orleans Board or Trade continued sonie facts and stig- gestlons. particularly In regard to our trade with the countries south of ns. ... , . ., , which merit more than passing atten- tlon. There appears to be a tendency. which ought to be. earnestly encour- ngI. 10 cultivate more bskiuuoumj me ttade of South America and It Is to this that the secretary of the treasury addressed himself, lie pointed out how largely this country buys from South America and how relatively small are our exports to that continent It Is a fact which to the practical man will appear surprising that In ten years the balance or traae between tue United States and the South American , . countries has been $730,000,000 In favor of the latter. We import from South America $110,000,000 annually and send there of our products $33,000,000. That is the present situation and the question is as to how It shall be im proved. It la the opinion of Secretary ShaW that One Of the most essential re- qulrementa Is the establishment of steamship lines running directly from our Txvrta to the nrlnclnnl norta nf Smith . - g " Ammua. re vrausport our prouuem to the seashore more cheaply than any other country, but to send them abroad we must have the help of the ships of other countries and for this service we Pay $200,000,000 per annum. "It Is not surprising," said Secretary Shaw, "that w take from Brazil, for instance, more j a .... fhnn d( nof nonf rt oil 1f hoa aMl flnd so11 5t ln return only 10 per cent of aI1 ,r ,ins to buy. The marvel Is that. being compelled to send our goods there ,n foreign ships, and generally first to Europe and .thence to ports of destina- tlon, we are not bo far discriminated against as to make it Impossible to ex port anything to South American coun- fies." Resident McKInley urged the estab- Hahment of . steanmhip lines to South American ports as , being absolutely necessary to the Increase of our trade with that continent. There is much testimony from South America to this effect. The progress made by European nations in acquiring the trade of the countries south of us is due to a very considerable extent to the fact that 1 .1 . , ' iuu,o vj luuse ujur kets in their own ships. This gives them a prestice which the . TTnitmi c ... .1 1 . 1 . ..... ... uuiw American uionuractiirers and viiaxnt. H.tii i - lumunm. win come 10 a mil reallza- tinn ih ui ...... . . WU1CU wey bww moor in xms respect and. will re- move It Meanwhile such talk aa that of Secretary Shaw will have a ten A..n, i a. . . . uvui. -iy UUUTC ulLtfUllUll MJ WDfll 13 Q most vital matter in connection with our South American trade. . Mayor Harrison of Chicago is greatly exercised for fear the visit of Tresldent Roosevelt coming as it does rlcht in front of the municipal election there may be turned to political account for his republican opponent. If the shoe were on the other foot-r-namely, a democratic president coming as the city's truest his apprehensions would not be an nntlco. able. But he can rest assured "that th president of the United States win nnt allow himself to be mixed Intn . " J local contest no matter on which side his sympathies may be. If anvona realizes the del cat noairinn n n,.i. I a H as.o' dent ncennlea vlmn ha a.,on.' v ' " "v" uub- riltnllt-v of th tunnin Ppo.i,inn. t velt does so. and mortorer he observes its proprieties. Clt Clerk Klbourn admiu that he spent some time ln Lincoln boosting fnr i . t,le Primary Inquisition bill Intended to euabl8 corporatlona to apot employes wno faJ1 to vote acrding to Instruc- tlons' but he asserts now that he Is op- P8ea tne spotter feature of the measure. If City Clerk Elbourn is on the Bqure ln his professions he will go u w """"u na bsk me governor t0 vet0 the Inquisition bill with a mea Bne 11181 W1U permit the re-enactment Ul luOBe "ecuons mar regulate the issue 01 certmcates to nonregistered voters, " air- t,uoura aoe no: urge the gov ernor to Teto m odious bill he cannot be on the square in his present protesta tlons. A larBe numter of Omaha business I Am aar 10 ue uisincunea to wait for 01 leiepnone tons by the """u uve 01 ine Clty council. They ant the legislature to perform the 8urglcaJ operation without chloroform ,n tue patient or forcing him to Inhale I laughing gas It now remains to be ,een who has the mo8t influence with 1116 senate sifting committee, tto bus! ne8S men ot Omaha or the telephone ,obby tLat ha8 beel entertaining the 'egisiature lavishly for the past two montn- We Mould stake our purse on ine teiepnone lobby, Glvlaar TkemaclTea Away. Waahlngton Poat Soma robust storlea of bribery and cor ruption com from Rnode Iiland. There la o telling what may develop when the Nw England folk begin to unmask each 0l0,r' La-rn-o Job In Slant. Minneapolis Journal. Now that the canal treaty has been rati fied, it will be the principal duty of tha government to avoid aa American Panama canal scandal. Th sight of $'JO0,0O0,000 worth ot work is enough to call out the services of all th most accomplished boodlera and grafters on th continent. Cemplet nod Convlncta. New York Mall and Express. Th political faith of Wyoming repub licans la no leas breesy and convincing than ita vocabulary. Baya th Stai leader: "It would be Just a eaay to totO a Mtrcfcjjwat was a oor rtUaata. blizzard on the Laramie plaint to pre vent sending a Roosevelt delegation from this state." This teems to cover the ground. The Polat of View. Philadelphia Record. Ex-Senator Thurston of Nevada flndt that the possession of the Philippine Islands ht already ronferred great blessings on tha people of the Vnited States. What appears to have led to this discovery Is the fact that the ex-senator bat a professional con nection with one or two corporations that are endeavoring to exploit the lands and foreitt of the Philippine. The blessings do not seem to have extended much further. Growth, Mot Mnlt"i, the Goal. O. 8. Marden In Success. The youth who atarta out ln life with wealth ai hla Ideal Is a foredoomed failure. If you would succeed let growth, expan sion of mind and heart, and wealth of character, not money-getting, be your aim. Be aa large a man as you ran make your self. Broaden your sympathies by taking an interest In other things than those which concern your immediate business. A knowl edge of the great world movement!, active sympathy with all efforts directed toward progress and the betterment of mankind and tba cultivation of the finer aide of your nature fostering the love of music, art and literature will not only enlarge your vision, but will also Increaae a hundred fold your enjoyment of life and your value to society. Do not allow yourself to be come self-centered. Olve some of your energies to securing better condltiona for those less fortunately clrcumatanced than yourself. Remember that you are, first ot all, a man, and then a citizen. How the Mlaaonrl Steals Land. Kansas City Journal. The Missouri river plays sad tricks with land owners all along Its way, but none have lost more and none have gained more by its constant changes of course than certain farmers In Boone and Cola counties. The Columbia Herald estimates that Boono county baa been robbed of t.OOO acres of valuable land since 1865, all ot which has been added to Cole county. Ten Boone county farmers whom it names have within recent years lost from 20 to 120 acrea, and cne ot them has lost 120 out of 160 acres. People on the Cole county side have profited proportionately. The Herald mentions H. T. Wright, to whom haa accrued 400 acrea; Ewlng Johnson, 600 acres; Pressly Edwards, 160 acres, and B. M. Anderson, 480 acres. What la worse, Boone county Is now in imminent danger of losing 3,000 acres by a threatened change in the river's course. Fifty years ago the little town of Wilton was two miles inland. Now it is within a stone's throw of the river, and It Is consid ered only a question of time until its in habitants will have to move back or be swept away. The people of Boone county are becoming much concerned abtmt the situation and are raising a fund with which to wage battle with the aggressive "Big Muddy," which seems disposed to turn all their property over to the Cole County neighbors. DAMAGES FOR ACCIDENTS. Verdicts for 'Large Soma Rendered In ' Recent Caaes. ' Philadelphia Press. The New York Central has faced another heavy verdict In the award of the Jury of $70,000 damages for the death of Earnest P. Walton, a member of the New York Stock exchange, who was killed In the tun nel accident. r. This Is one ot the heaviest damages ever awarded for a death in- a state where a few years ago damages were limited to 15,000 in case of loss of life: This was abolished by the last constitutional convention, and our; own constitution wisely prohibits tba general assembly from t passing acts limiting damages. This Is as it should be. The public has no more effective way ot forcing railroads to provide for the safety of their passengers except by making It more costly to kill a man than to carry him safely. The courts have, by their doctrine of negli gence, surrounded the corporation with protection at every point. In countlees cases the injury proves to be one which. under Judge-made law,, brings no damages. Where damagea can be assessed it la well that Juries should make them heavy enough to instil caution in corporations. The size of verdicts under this Just public . view steadily arises. Ten years ago the New York court reduced a verdict of $9,000 tor a mason's leg to $5,000, on the ground that the larger sum was toe much; but sums as large have since been awarded without ob Jectlon by tha courts, Twenty years ago an award of $25,000 was the largest which had been made for the loss of life, and ten years ago, when a Jury in this elty awarded $39,000 in the case of C. S. Boyd, It was considered an exceptionally large sum. Since then Judge Wilson has confirmed a verdict of $10,000 to a woman for Injuries to her spine ln a traction car; a New York court has awarded the same - sum for the loss of an eyethough in England In tho same year an eye waa only held at $1,750, A Brooklyn Jury six years ago reached the limit in an award of $24,250 for a little girl's leg. Few little girls would sell their legs for less, and the Jury was undoubtedly led to thla valuation by . the large number of legs which had been cut off In Brooklyn until the damages paid by the Brooklyn Traction company amounted to one-tenth of Its receipts. The lata Earnest F. Walton, as a mem ber of the New York Stock exchange, re ceived a large Income, and the Jury haa very properly taken thla into account. Juet as an Arkansas Jury did the same in award lng a widow $50,000 for the loss of her husband, though the verdict to Mrs. Homer Baldwin for $90,000 against, the New York Central still remains the limit. WHAT'S IN A NAME T Llpton'a Third Shamrock and tha New Defender. New York Tribune. From published descriptions ot the America a cup challenger, wnlcn was launched yesterday, and less trustworthy accounts of the defender, which was named the day before, tha conclusion Is drawn that they differ widely enough to make thl year's races more distinctly a teat ot types than the last-two competitions were. For th present it It not safe to tay much more than that. No aurprlse will be caused by th announcement that Sir Thomas Upton la charmed with hit new Shamrock and ture that If it It defeated the victor will be a miracle. Confidence la on of his en gaging tralta. Another Is the constancy of his affection for a boat which haa once flown his signal. So far as we know, he waa never heard to speak disrespectfully o either of th racer which disappointed hi deareat ambition. 60 now, when he pro nounces a glowing eulogy on his latest marina acquisition, It U not that ha loves the first and second Shamrocks lea, but the third Shamrock more. As tor th nam ot this year's defender, It has met with a courteous but not an en tbualastlo reception. "Reliance" Is not to be Jeered at. but w cannot say that it remarkably felicitous. It doe not suggest "th beauty and mystery of the ships and th magic of th tea." It merely serves notice that w ar doing nautical business at th old stand. It might have been im proved, but w disdain to think ther la an omen In the curloua circumstance that Dr Noah Webster and Dr. Noah Porter, hav lng defined "reliance" aa "anything on which to rely: dependence; ground of trust." cite aa their only example, ' tha BITS OP WASHINGTON I.IFK. Distance Orator. The speech of Senator Morgan of Alabama on the Panama canal delivered during the extra seslon fills ninety-seven pages of the Congressional Record. It will average 4.000 ords to the page and make a total of about 3S8.000 words, which Is equivalent to about three volumes of the ordinary 400-page novel. It would make a larger book than rant's memoirs or a book about half as big as the Bible. .This Is In addition to hit perches on the ssme subject delivered during the regular session, which closed March 4. The last Is regarded at one ot the most remarkable speeches ever delivered, not so much because of Its contents, but because of the age of the man who dellv- red It. Mr. Morgan la 79 yeara old and, although he la In excellent health and has vigorous constitution, to speak four or five hours a day for five days Is an ordeal bich few men ln the full vigor of early manhood could endure. It is also remark- ble because the senator used very few notes. He made frequent referencea to published reports and other documents from which he quoted freely, but the speech was purely extemporaneoue, and (he senator did. not have even a skeleton of the topics to guide him. The New York Sun pronouncea Morgan's deliverances on the subject of the Isthmian canal a "stupendous literary achievement" and Institutes these comparisons: The thirty-five tragedies, comedies and historical dramas printed in the folio of 1623 contain about 850,000 words, the life work ot the greatest of poets. This Is the longitudinal measurement of Shakespeare. Between the day when Edward Gibbon sat amid the ruins of the capltol, listened to the bare-footed trlart singing vespers In the temple of Jupiter, and conceived the idea of writing the decline and tall of Rome, and the time when the last volume of the colossal work Issued for the press on his 6lBt birthday, twenty-four years lapsed. In these twenty-four years the historian produced about 1,025,000 printed words. This Is Gibbon. But the amazing output of each of these alantt has been exceeded by the senator from Alabama since he was 75 years old. Confining the count to the past three years, reckoning only his speeches, writings and laborious compilations on the single sub ject of the transistbmlan canal, and wiping from the record every otner utterance 01 m. Mr. Morean yet surpasses either Ehakespeare or Gibbon. The proof of this statement Is presented n the subjoined summary of a part of his efforts alnce the original Hay-Paunccrote treaty waa sent to the senate, a little more than three years ago. The record Is by no meana complete, but It la sufficient to stag ger the Imagination. Special care has Deen taken to underestimate rather than exag gerate the volume of such deliverances ot Mr. Morgan's as ar not yet officially meat- ured: the speeches ot hit In executive ses sion, for example, from which the teal of secrecy has never been removed, ana wnicn the Congressional Record, consequently, does not contain. We are well aware that ln such items as ar necessarily estimated we are not doing full Justice to Mr. Morgan; but we nrefer to err on the side or con' aervatlsm rather than on that ot sensatlon- aliam. We now come to details. The table waion follows Is the result ot much labor, hut It is equally the source of astomsnment ana profound admiration: Flftv-slxth conrress. first aesslon: Words. Eleven speecnea in open bjii-i...... . . 7- M7M 60,700 4.100 29.300 125,000 Ten resolutions, dum, Biuoumnuw, etc....... .......... Varloua" reporta and document.... Estimate, executive seaslons Flfty-alxtn congress, second mam- Twenty-three speeches, open, session 88,950 Beven Dills, resolution", vu Various reporta and documents.... Estimate, executive sessions 7.200 15,600 10,000 Flfty-aeventn congress, ursi aea- Thirty-four speeches in open session 2U,9"0 Flxteen Dins, reaoiuuons, euj .20 Fifteen reports, documents, eto, VaHm.t. eYemitiva session 89,600 10O.UU0 Fifty-seventh congress, second sion: Bight speeches in open session, TTciirteen bills, resolutions, eto. 29.S60 8.200 77,400 vsrinm rpnnrii njirt documents Estimate, executive session eou.ww Ann' Question and remarks at hearings 150,000 fextra session Total 1,896,900 Set off against the life work of Shake speare and the Indefatigable labors of Gib bon for nearly a quarter of a century, the total ot Mr. Morgan's productive energy during three years is illustriously conspicu ous ln this resume: Words William Shakespeare 850,000 F.dward Gibbon 1,026.M) John T. Morgan 1,K6,9UQ He has wasted that many worda, con eludes th Sun, so far as th main purpoa of hi pertonal prejudice and ambition it concerned. But he has made a phenomenal record, and candor compels us to say that he has not only talked much, but hat talked surprisingly well throughout. Former Senator Allen of Nebraska, here tofore classed at the "long-distance orator,' "lags superfluous," so far .at quantity it concerned, but hit record for continuous performance is unbroken. His . speech ln one of the night sessions during the de bate on tha repeal of th silver purchase law lasted between fourteen and fifteen hours, and was substantially continuous, the only Interruption being aa occasional reading by th clerk of some paper wnlch the orator would hand up to him. No par ticular fatigue, either ot voice or frame waa noticeable as the result of this elocu tlonary effort; for all that anyoae could see, Mr. Allen was aa fresh when he ended his speech as when he nrst rose to aaoress the chair. A CREDITABLE) ACT. President' Withdrawal of th Komi nation ot aa Unflt Candidate. Chicago Record-Herald. President Roosevelt's withdrawal of the nomination of William PUmley to be as slatant treasurer at New York It highly to hit credit. It it not every man, whether In publlo life or outside it, who will frankly confess an error to which he nas commit ted himself and at once do his best to re pair it. In the case In question th presl dent's action la all the more noteworthy because Pllmley, who had the ttrong back lng of Senator Piatt, had already been confirmed by the senate and was waiting only to receive hla commission. Tha main charge against Pllmley was that while employed ln th money order bureau of tho New York postofflcc he had borrowed money from certain banks, In one Inatance as high at $150,000, the loam be lng given him presumably because he fa vored thos banks with government de posits. He waa also charged with makln a practice of borrowing money from hi tubordinatea. Such conduct would show conclusively that he wis unfit to be the occupant of so responsible an office as assistant treasurer of th United States. President Roosevelt haa already made It clear that no man who, to hit knowledge Is unfit can obtain any office at his dls posal, no matter how strongly political backer may urge If. and his treatment of Pllmley notwithstanding Platt'a proteatt la nothing mora than an unusually emphatic expression of hla guiding principle la th JdUpotal of party patronage. THAT BARTf.RT CIGAR BOX. render Republic: Th Hartley "clgsr box" Is about a elusive as the gentleman who struck Billy rtteron. Holdrege Cltlxen: The mystery that It supposed to lie hidden In the somewhat celebrated Bartley "cigar box" It not being solved very rapidly. Hebron Register: The legislature has not yet succeeded in prying off th 114 of th Bartley "cigar box" and consequently it remains si firmly closed to far as the pub lic it concerned at though It were guarded by a time lock. Stanton Plckst: Joe Bartley la said te be conducting a loan office down at the ttate't apltal. If tuch be true It It probable that he will be a little more particular about hla securities than he Wat when the tate's money was being farmed out to his friends. Callaway Queen: While the committee ta busy Investigating the pardoning of Bartley nd unearthing strange things every day. both Bartley and Savage are enjoying their uxuriet in other climes. Thla appears to be only another case of locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen. Springfield Monitor: When the commit tee appointed by the house to Inquire rnto the legality of the Bartley pardon has fin ished its work It can be put down aa so much time squandered. But then, would the members of th committee hav em ployed their time to any better advantage. Broken Bow Republican: The Bartley 'cigar box" Investigation I still going on without developing anything ot special importance. Bartley is th only person that Is able to Impart any definite Informa tion and he It conspicuous for his absence from the state. We are still Inclined te be lieve that nothing will come ot the in vestigation. Wakefield Republican: Ex-Stste Treaa- urer Joseph Bartley Is not resting so easily since it hat been Intimated that he did not receive his pardon legally, for at toon aa the' legislature had appointed an Investi gating committee Bartley hied himself to Chicago and kept In hiding so that he could not be summoned to appear before the committee. Geneva Signal: The legislature, or rather the house, has undertaken an investigation of the misuse of state fundi by ex-Treasurer Bartley. The Signal Would be glad to aee definite results from this investiga tion but hopes for none. The investigation was begun too late In the session and It may be doubted if a legislative Investiga tion could uncover any ot the facta any way. Howells Journal: And now they tell us that Bartley'a pardon was not legal and that they may send htm back to the pen. Stuff and nonsense! There may be tome question about the legality of the pardon, but no eane man believes tha tmooth rascal will ever wear a striped ault and again do service for the atate, any more than it is believed that the state will ever recover a dollar of the half-million he stole. So far at the rights of the people are con cerned the Bartley incident might as well be closed. THE KEGPIMO OF LENT. Somewhat Worldly Rather Than Spiritual Observance. Harper's Weekly. Our generation Is not Irreligious, but the prevailing tendency it to he more con cerned about the conduct ot life than about salvation. Perhaps we are rashly and ill advisedly calm about salvation, hut our Interest ln it tends to be Indirect. We incline to the. feeling that our immediate concern is to make the moat and the beat of our lives, and that it we do that, what ever' follows will take care of itaelf. Our use ot Lent is determined by this general tentlment. We don't to much try to square accounts and make direct and spe cial progress towards heaven as to fit our selves for the' recurring duties of earth. And, of court. Lent gets observance chiefly from women. Our leisure class It nine tenths women, and even the busiest women are better able to adapt their dally taakt to the lenten duties they undertake than moat men are. Butlnett doea not atop for Lent, though when old Trinity calls Wall street to prayers many a man lays down hla muck rake and heeds the invita tion to his soul. The usual concerns of life go on, the children go forth to school, th breadwinner goes to his detk or hit benoh, th hreadmaker to her dough. The fixed employments and engagements do not budge, hut the mistress of the house and the grown-up daughters can adapt their occupations somewhat to th season. When a lenten service comes in the morning they can get to it if they choose, and when Prof. Darley lectures on "The Outlook for Civilization" their morning engagements can be arranged te Include him also. Read ing clubs ar particularly active In Lent. So are all other women's clubs, and what with the Increased diffusion of ideas and the moderate slackening of the social pace that gives more time for sleep and reflec tion, tuch social Intercourse as la left is not unlikely to be exceptionally remuner ative. If all this does not seem like very strict Lent keeping, It must b remembered that this is in the main a Protestant country, and that not more than one-fifth of our population belongs to either ot the two churches that recognize' Lent aa a season which brings religious obligations. With the other four-fifths lenten obaervancea are matter of taste, to be taken for what they are worth, and borrowed or decllred, at convenience dictates. FKHSOSAI, NOTES. James H. Gregory, a Marblebead, Mass., man, holds the rank of brigadier general In the Colombian army. For a loas of thirty pounds In weight a lady ln St. Louis has been awarded by a special Jury a verdict of $9,000, which la at the rate ot $300 per pound. At the funeral of Prince Albert Hunlakea, In Honolulu, on March 16, th hearse was drawn by over 100 men. He was the last representative of bis dynasty. Protestor Wolcott, director of the geo logical survey, denies that he said th anthracite coal supply would be exhausted ln sixty years.-' Two hundred years is nearer the mark, he thinks. Yale university numbers among the stu dents taking tne post-graduate course a Buddhist priest named Ichlna Ehlbata. He It a soldier and fought with great distinc tion and great bravery In the Japanese Chinese war in 1894. He received at the cloae of the war a bronze medal presented by the mikado himself. The loss of a culture tube filled with bacilli of a virulent form of diphtheria baa caused a reign of terror In Medford, a suburb of Boston. Because of the vlru lence of a diphtheria case he was attend lng a physician made a culture and aent it to the State Board of Health In Boston. Th expressman loat th package and all day long the entire police force ha eon- ducted a thorough, though fruitless, search for It. In the new edition of the congressional directory Senator Spooner makes a revision of his biography. In which h furnishes a few Items of news not heretofore known! He states that h was offered th position of secretary of th Interior by president McKInley, to succeed Secretary Cornelius N. Bliss; that be waa also offered the position of attorney general, to succeed John W. Griggs, and that be declined th tender of a place on th Vnited States and British Joist high commission, WATERED STOCK Of TRl'STS. Enormoea Amounts of Fletltloai Yatnea t'nlonded on the Fnfclle. Springfield Republican. There haa been printed In the Congres sional Record, in connection with t hi speech of Mr. IJttlrflelil ot Maine en hit anti-trust bill, a list of Industrial trusti existing In the Vnited Statet en Januar; last. The list is prepared by the "con gressional Information bureau." whatevei bat may be, and la regarded by Mr. Little- field at the most complete and arruratt catalogue of trusts so fnr published. Pj an industrial trust Is mean a corporal lot combining any number of pre-existing cor porations. The totals follow: Number of trusts 4.': Common stork $."i.7S.S."J.s,"ii Preferred stock i.m .U.S Bonds I,ltx.t74.5:'l Total capitalisation vt9.231,lM.Ki( There is given in addition a list ot the largest companies engaged in monopolistic businesses ot a public-service character such as street railways, electrlo and gne lighting companies and telephone and tele graph companies. Only the more Important concerns are Included here; yat a total of $4,619,697,819 ln capitalisation la figured out. The to-called industrial trust making up a total capitalisation ot ovr $3,000,000,000 are practically all engaged la manufactur ing. But, of course, nothing like all ot the manufacturing concerns In tha country have as yet been united ln combinations. Far more conoeqjs of some age mutt re main uncomblned than have been com bined; while ln the wake of each combina tion have appeared many similar Independ ent corporations organised to compete with the trust la Its particular field, either la good faith or for the purpoae of being bought up by the trusts, at a large profit to promoters.' The entire actual capital land, buildings. machinery, material and cath engaged In manufacturing ln.the Vnited States In 1900. In real values, according to the census ot that year, amounted to $9,874,864,087, and could not probably by January 1, 1903, have greatly exceeded $10,600,000,000. It would probably be a stretching of the truth to say that one-half of this actual manufacturing capital was represented In the Industrial truats now existing, but ot this there can be no certainty. What Is certain, however, is that an enormous Issue of merely paper values has attended the organization of these trusts, and that this paper has to a large extent gone Into the hands of the investing publlo. It Is gen erally admitted that the common stock ot the trusts represents chiefly the capitalised expectations respecting the power of trust monopoly ln gathering profits from the pub lic, and ln that case nearly two-thirds ot the capital of the trusts, according to tha above table. Is water. The actual capital Invested In manufac turing In 1890, as shown by the Vnited States census, was $6,625,166,486. It thus appears that the truats, comprehending only n part of the manufacturing plant of the country, have Issued within the past dozen years or so almost as much paper representing no actual value whatever ss there was property Invested in manufactur ing no more than twelve years ago. It Is an astonishing exhibit. We may question whether before ln the history of the coun try there has ever been a greater relative Inflation of capital than is her shown. The expectations of monopoly ar set forth as of the most extravagant description. But whether those expectation aro to be realized is-another matter. MILINO REMARKS. Mlk fteachlnar Pat nokerl Well, what hov yes got? Pat Four trowela and a black ahsmronlr. Puck. . . TV Vp InAeeA. h ioA Imnlann. to try to kin me, and he did It, too. jess wny oian t you run away rrom mm? Teas I couldn't. You know how small our aofa I. Well, we were squeesed In so tight I couldn't budge. Philadelphia, Press. Hewitt I overreached mvself tha other day. Jewett HowT Hewitt I was to anxious to unload a lot of pennies on a atreet car conductor that I forgot 1 had a transfer In my pocket. Brooklyn Life. "The latest notmlar sonar Is called H Own United State,' " remarked tho man who keeps up with them. "Words and music by J. Plerpont Morgan, Of course." volunteered tho Wise Ouv. straight off the reel. Cincinnati Tribune. Mist BlURore I want tome rice. You have It for sale, have you not? Grocer Yes. Ml, of course; two pounds for 7 cents, or MM UluKore Oh! I must nave the most expensive kind, It'a for a swell wedding. Chicago Tribune. "I think that waa an awful mean remark that Ethel made to Mrs. Porklna of Chi cago, who waa celebrating her fifth divorce and ner sixth marrluge." "What did she say? ' ' T7" t Vn. 1 1 ,1 '1 uluh v n 1 1 man, ..turn. 9 the day.' "Baltimore Herald. Towne You seemed anxious to nick a quarrel with him. urowne ei, ne s going to do married next month. Towne Ah! I aee. Cut you out, ehT Browne Oh! no. but I hODO ha will cut ma out of his invitation list. My game is to save a wedding present. Philadelphia Press. "Have you sot the sxId?" ther asked aa ha shivered. "Well. I may have." he answered: "but I feel more aa If the grip hud me." Chicago Post. Penn This cornea from writing things ahead of time. I said the beautiful co quette wore her heart on her sleeve at tha ball. inker Well. Penn Then I discovered that her ball dress had no sleeve. Detroit Fre Press. Blossom Why on' earth ' are vou arolna- to marry that old relic? Y loHHle l love tne ground he walks on. Blossom Yea. but Isn't there anv uleaa- enter way you can get hold ot It? Balti more American. Fond Youth Why. Nellie, you've been eating onions! Ixjvely Maiden (with aulritl If you don't like onions you can move to the other end of the sofa. Chicago Tribune. MAIDK'S LEXTE SACRIFICE. James Barton Adams In Denver Post. Maude Moeller awoke at the dawn nf dnv And yawned and atretched In th uaual way. The light from her sweet eyes seemed to leap As the fair orbs burst from tha shades of sleep. Her cheeks were as roaes when they ex pand. For their color waa not applied by hutid. Her hair o'er th fleecy pillow rolled Like shimmering billows of threaded gold. Ifer llpa half parted revealed a glint Of teeth of a mother-of-pearly tint. Again did she yawn with a "hl-ho-hum," And a alp stretched her beautiful tlgur some. And she aald. In her mind: "It la Lent, and I To myself tome luxury should deny. "Some sacrifice I should make, but Oh! I don't know Juat what it should be, you know." And she thought and she thought and she thought and thoiiKht Till her brain was awhlrl Ilk a simmering pot! Sh a roe and her blue eyea roved to wher Her rose pink stockings hiuig on a chair. Tlier wasn't a pair In h Mnomln' town That for dullcale beauty could turn 'em down. I "Oh! sreat la th aacrlflee"' Maudle cried. But I'll mak It and humble uiy worldly prld:" And ah, hid 'em and pulled on her llmha so white ,A pair that waa black aa th shades of night r 'ft i