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THE OMAIIA DAILY DEE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1903.
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Subscribed In ray presence and sworn to I fore me this 4th day of October. A. D., 1'JuS. M. 13. HUNQATR. Kansas will not play foot ball In Ne braska's back yard any more. It looks an if our Indian summer bud Kne on a permanent vacation to tlio lmppy hunting grounds. The Board of Review In In wssioti ready for business. , Property owners with grievances will duly t.ke notice. Business men and merchants who are nuking for more seasonable won titer will now have no more rnuse to complain. ." If 'the Kansas kickers had only won the game Instead of lost it the post script would surely have been different. Meanwhile Cubit begins to detect sev eral points of resemblance letween the Spanish government and the deinoerirtle minority. . Our vallnut district attorney must have been too busy Kunday. to dictate his dally contribution to 'the local popo- cratlc yellow. How can the .people of Pnnuhia hope to enter Into full fellowship with tis when they have uever .hnd t'lther a cotil blu or a choked furnace 1 ... Prophet DoMie Insists tjat his expe dition to New York waa a great suc cess but he seems to lx the only juror who brings lu this verdict. Kmperor William's physicians are stil) Issuing bulletins on the state ot his Imperial majesty's health. That's aa easy way to earn the money. The fruit on the federal plum tree In this vicinity is rapidly nearlug full ripe ness. But what a lot of politicians we will have wearing disappointed faces when they explore the recesses of their Christmas stockings. If ex-President Cleveland and Senator Gorman will only range themselves against President Roosevelt's Panama policy, Coloiiet- Bryan may yet come lck to sustain the president's hand ss be did with the Tarls peace treaty. Why go to all the trouble of a special appraisement of the water works prop erty? Tax Commissioner Fleming liai suved'the arbitrators the trouble by fix la the valuation of that part within the ctty limits for the municipal assessment roll. ' . ; The new congressional directory Is being floe-tooth-combed for biograph ical freaks and there Is no danger that the searching expeditious will come lack empty-handed. The proportion of freaks that go to congress bus not de creased. - One of our amiable contemporaries prints a little story about a South Omaha attorney who cnuie here fifteen years ago. with practically no resources, was subsequently elected to the state senate and now 'hos one of the finest homes In the county." This In certainly an object lesson. The exclusion or the sale of liquor from the rapltol restaurants Is likely to force the lawmakers to resort to des perate strategies. The example may yet become popular thut was set by the late Wado Hampton when he was In the senate of having a special bottle " shelf built In his cloak room locker. The fortieth auuirerMiry of the ac cession of King Christian of Denmark tq the throne has Just Imn celebrated with marks of reul affection on the part of his subjects. It Is doubtful whether another monarch lu all Kuro;u occupies a place as close to the heart of his people, as the Danish sovereign. His death would create more gcnuluu grief than thut ( any other ruling king. A MCW DKMUCBACT. Noting the evident trend toward Sen ator Gorman for the democratic presi dential nomination next year, the Balti more American expresses the opinion that In the campaign of 19(4 the repub lican party will have to face a new democracy. It remarks that the one fact which stands out clearly and Indisput ably In all the current gossip about the Maryland senator is that the long-rumored reorganisation of the democracy has, to all Intents and pnrposes, been ef fected. "There are some men In official places," observes the American, "who are yet to le unseated, but the chniiiro In the party sentiment upon which any reorganization must depend has been made complete," and it adds that "Just now Mr. Oorman Is an Interesting char acter, for the democracy he will lead can be nothing less than the direct an tithesis , of the democracy of Bryan, while at the same time it must be a most decided modification of the democracy of Cleveland, It is going to be a new brand of the old. staple political faith. Just what it will be like, In Its details cannot now be reported, but It Is safe to say that it will be so different from the old as to bring republicanism face to face with a new and untried antagonist." The next democratic national conven tion and not Mr. Oorman will define and declare the principles of the party, al though that leader will doubtless hare something to do with the framing of the platform. But If the work of defining democratic policy for the next national campaign were to be left entirely, to Mr. Oorman what good reason Is there to be lieve that he would make so radical a departure as the American suggests? He would have to recognize some of the principles proclaimed by the democracy In the last two national campaigns or run the risk of losing the support of a very considerable element of the party, and it Is not at all probable that he would take the risk. Nobody doubts that the democratic convention of 1!04 will Ignore the silver question. That all sensible democrats now regard as deod and there will be no serious attempt mad;! next year to revive it. Butvthe persistent democratic attack on a tariff for protection will be maintained, So called imperialism will undoubtedly again be denounced, something la to be expected condemnatory of "government by Injunction," and a more or less vig orous declaration against the trusts can be confidently looked for. So for as these mutters are concerned, therefore, it Is quite safe to say that the demo cratic platform of 1004 will In effect re peat the platforms of 1S!M) and 1900. In what resieet. then, Is there likely to 1 any such departure from already de clared democratic doctrines as to create a new democracy? . What principles or poli cies does Mr. (torman particularly stand for; that would constitute a basis for a new democracy? His latest political move was as an advocate cf negro disfran chisement, but it is hardly, conceivable that be wiil be Able tp induce tb demo cratic party to make, that a national Issue. -In short, we do not see promise of any such change In the character of the democratic party as the 4Am'erIcau forecasts. It would doubtless be well for the country if the party should un dergo a radical change and yet Into sym pathy with notional progress, Instead of persisting In playing obstructionist, but to effect such a change will require a much abler and stronger leader than .rtbur Pue Gorman. 1 APPEAL TO ORtiAT BRITA1K. The Colombian authorities have pre sented their case to the British govern ment. In the form of a protest against the action of the United States regard ing Panama. It is u purely perfunctory proceeding and will amount to nothing. As the reader Mill see by reference to the dispatch from Tondon, the claim Is made that the United States government is responsible for . the secession of Panama, a charge which ' has not the slightest evidence to support It and which It can Ins very confidently pre dicted will receive no consideration from the British or any other . European gov ernment. Another allegation Is that our government has prevented the govern ment of Colombia from using proper means to repress the rebellion. The tact Is that all the representatives of Co lombian authority In Panama when the Independence of that state was , pro claimed withdrew, except such as joined the revolutionists, leaving the latter com plete masters of the situation. The withdrawal of Colombian troops from Panama was not required by our gov ernment, but that having been done and the new government there recognized, as was clearly necessary under the circumstances. It was very .properly de cided by the Washington authorities In order to prevent interference with the ojK-n and free transit of the Isthmus, thnt Colombian troops should not be permitted to land at Colon or Panama. Not to have done this would have left the way open for another conflict in Panama which would have endangered freedom of transit across the Isthmus and very likely compelled the United States to employ-force In carrying out it treaty 'obligations. President Marroqulu asserts that the Uulted States infringed the article of the treaty of 1840 relating to the sovcr elgnty of Colombia. This is the chief argument urged by American news papers against the course of our gov ernment. It overlooks the fact that In effect the sovereignty of Colombia hud le?n withdrawn from Panama. Moreover, this Implied duty to main tain Colombian sovereignty over the isthmus had reference wholly to pos-r-llie Interference by foreign powers and not at all to any revolutionary r.oveuieut such as resulted In the crea tion of the new republic. While our government, as stated by Secretary Hay, has constantly protectee I Colombia from furclgn invasion. In domestic dis sensions, which have been numerous, it ha Intervened only to prevent dis turbance of the freedom f lathinlan traffic. "In tnch cases," said Secretary nay, "we have Intervened sometimes at the suggestion of Colombia, some times on our own impression of the necessities of the case; but always to the profit of Colombia as well as of universal commerce.".' It 1b In the In terest of universal commerce that the present action of the United States has lieen taken. It Is hardly necessary to say tliBt Co lombia will receive no countenance for her protest from foreign powers. She may get expressions of sympathy from some of the South and Central Ameri can states, but that Is all. The recogni tion of the Republic of Panama by the United States Is complete and irrevoc able and other countries will In due time follow our. example. And having entered Into diplomatic relations with the new republic it Is thereby assured of our protection. X ! RA IL KUADS. PVL I TICS ASD PROSPERITY. Our old friend Edgar Howard pro fesses to be greatly distressed because The Bee passed pointed comment upon his tearful prayer for a return of calam ity, crop failure and "business stagna tion as offering the only possible hope for another era of democratic ascend ancy In Nebraska. Judge Howard In sists that his protest was against rail road domination and that hard times are needed to prod the producers up to make an effective resistance to railroad encroachments. The trouble with the democratic prophet Is that he Is so blinded by partisanship that he cannot distinguish n railroad democrat no mat ter how plainly labeled. He wants the people to stop electing republican rail road attorneys to office, but the only remedy he has so far suggested Is to elect democratic railroad attorneys to of fice. The democrats combined with the populists have given Nebraska some of the worst railroad ridden government the state ever had and every one of the recreant officials had Judge Howard's active support when they were .candi dates before the people. If the railroad Influence Is still too strong In Nebraska, as we are free to admit, we have no as surance that It will be extinguished or even reduced by going buck to demo cratic or fusion officials. The railroads' emissaries are olways within lotli politi cal parties to be sure of standing In with the winning side. 4 THK SAME OLP STORY. Word comes from Cedar Rapids, la., that the tax paying citizens there are just awakening to- the situation by which they have been .paying all the taxes for the support of their city au thorities which the railroads should be paying on the valuable terminal prop erty enjoying the Iteneflts of municipal government. This is the same old story that we have leen telling over and over here In Omaha the outgrowth of the vicious system' of alleged distribution of terminal values to the assessment " of .railroad property for taxation. '.This alleged distribution,, which does not distribute, is also a part of the Iowa revenue laws and the result Is. most flagrantly sent iu Cedar Rapids, where property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars formerly ussessed for munici pal taxation at reasonable figures has been recently acquired by the railroads, and, after passing through tle distribu tion hopper, conies back in the city tax roll at a valuation of a few hundred dol lars. If the railroads would only buy enough property for their terminals and distribute it all outside of the jurisdic tions where city taxes are Imposed, the municipal assessment roll would be practically wiped out. The Bee recently called attentioa to a similar complaint occasioned by the de cision of the Illinois supreme coust up holding railroad tax-shirking ''by pre tended distribution, and what It tnld then with reference to Illinois npplles equally to Iowa. If the exemption Is only statutory and In no way In conflict with constitutional guaranties of tax uniformity, the only remedy Is by reme dial legislation, and the prospect for that Is not encouraging. Iu Nebraska, how ever, wherethe light for equitable tax ation of railroad terminals Is boing waged with persistence, the constitution Is explicit that all property subject to municipal taxation should be assessed so that the taxes "shall be uniform iu respect to persons and property within the jurisdiction of the body Imposing the same." Taking any part of the rail road property within the municipal cor poration outside of It for taxing pur poses destroys the uniformity of the taxes levied on the other property. That is the point of the fight In a nut shell. The Injustice of the present sys tem Is gradually being seen wherever It prevails and the protest against the eva sion by the railroads of municipal taxes Is sure to spread and grow louder. The Iowa State Board of. Control Is asking for appropriations aggregating over a ' million dollars for permanent Improvements at the various state In stitutions under Its supervision. Prom the Items in the building budget the Inference is Justified that the board cfju templates nothing but substantial fireproof construction If not, the legis lature certainly should Impose such conditions by Incorporating the stipula tion luto the appropriation bill. Iowa has had several unfortunate conflagra tion experiences In its state Institutions too recent to be forgotten. The expo sure of helpless wards, or unfortunate defectives, to the dauger of fire should not le countenanced in a great and rich commonwealth like Iowa, or, for that matter, in any state of the re public. The way they are projecting demo cratic candidates f ar congress up In the Third Nebraska district we would Im agine that the democrats have actually persuaded themselves that they ha a chan-e to regsiu that district next year. Thy were never more deluded In their lives. If the Ute t'uUfc'iesbuiau Robiu son could nut lead the democrats of the Third district to victory none of the others mentioned wsnld. tie rhte to wrest It from his ncrrpwrfrtl reiKdVirM cnuv petftor. " That we have to go away from home to hear the newa Is again exemplified by Hie fact that, down in Washington the report is current that Omaha Is hot after the republican national convention. People out here are not aware of It, but, of course. If the committee wants to favor Omaha in fixing the location we will try our best to take care of the con vention and guarantee It the usual Omaha hospitality. Only two or three discordant notes in the country press on Omaha's new grain market project. The false Idea that the growth of Omaha must be at the ex pense of the remainder of the state is too firmly Imbedded in aoine small minds to be uprooted in a day or a year. When success Is demonstrated they will all come to their senses. The recent dispatch quoting certain eminent citizens of Denver as counsel ling the use of shotgnns In the preserva tion of a pure ballot only reminds us again that these same eminent citizens, under the leadership of Colorado's demo cratic senator, have met such reverses lately as require definite efforts to ex plain. Omaha has not enjoyed the privilege of being called the wickedest city in the world by some itinerant money-grabbing evangelist now for several weeks. This exemption cannot be expected to last. It will not be long before we have au othcr sensational social reformer to tell us how bad we are and to offer to help to save us for a price. Warranted Keep. Kansas City Journal. Alaska Is a little early with Its Instructed delegation. However, there Is- plenty of Ice up that way and thing keep fresh a long time. Jarred on His Kara. Philadelphia North American.' President Andrews, of the University of Nebraska declares that there Is a lack of real culture among us. Some one must hare suid "appendeccctus" In Dr. Andrews' presence. A Fair Imference. Chicago Chronicle. Mr. Bryan's remarks on the subject of organizing a new democratic party lead to the Inference that he may attempt to write the last will and testament of the old original democratic party. hemoeratlo Leaders Collared. Ban Francisco Chronicle. There Is now no democrat specially in fill vntial In national democratic politics who is not a corporation man, and no party was ever more completely dominated by "capital" than the democratic party In this A Hopeless Cue. New TorHi Tribune. Just before he embarked on a voyage to LKurope for recreation and enjoymeht Mr. Bryan breathed forth threatenings and slaughter against, republicans and against the democratJ who had failed to support him in 1X96 and In 1900. and, above all, against Mr. Cleveland. Is there no Im aginable alchemy which can so transform the twice-defeated candidate for the presi dency that he will take a cheerful .view of life and politics? ; A Bouquet Front the Opposition. Holdrego Progress. I The Rooseveltlan manner In which the president has managed Uncle Sam's affairs in connection with the new Republio of Panama Is thoroughly characteristic of President Roosevelt and Is at the same time a high service In the advancement of civilisation. According to the profound ethics of modern diplomacy and statecraft the president may have been a little early and he has thereby' furnished the opposi tion press a wonderful lot of cheap ammu nitionbut the Progress predicts that pos terity and future generations, regardless of political creed,' will not only endorse, but highly commend, President Roosevelt's actions in the Panama controversy of 1903. Ills strenuous and promptness In the prem ises appear so eminently correct that even many pt the metropolitan papers opposed to the president have not yet recovered sufficient breath to make any great noise. The Progress Is not a republican paper, but' nevertheless admires many of Presi dent Roosevelt's qualities as a statesman, and especially commends the "emergency clause" policy which is so characteristic of his administration. He Is generally "up-to-now" when an emergency arises. Instead of a "what-mlght-have-been." PERSONAL. KUTKS. Circuit Attorney Joseph W. Folk of St. Louis has been invited to deliver the ora tion at the commencement day exercises at Harvard on June 30 next. Representative Sulser of New York has asked for an appropriation of )50,000 for the erection of a monument somewhere In Washington to Samuel J. Tllden. Turkeys are scarce, say the dealers in them, and so thin you can see through tbem. So are the stories of scarcity started every year Just before Thanksgiving. Phil May, the noted English newspaper artist, who died recently, left practically nothing, having lived a sort of Bohemian life and spent his money as fast as It was made. , W. B. Yeats, the Irish poet and foremost among the advocates of the study In aohools of the Celtic language, who Is vis iting America, Is in Boston this week, and his first lecture will be at Wellesley col lege. "How are you feeling?" Inquired a friend of Senator Morgan of Alabama, who la now In lils eightieth year and can sUll make as long a speech In the senate us any other senator. "In the words of the smull boy," answered Senator Morgan, "I'm feeling so well that I would have to send for the doctor if I felt any better." In all the big crowds which attended the opening of congress none among the vis itors were more proud than Mrs. Mary Kumler Landls of Kokomo, Ind., who from a seat In the members' gallery looked down and saw her two sons,' Frederick H. and Charles B., take their seats among the na tion's legislators. Mrs. Landls Is 70 years old and she enjoyed to the full an oppor tunity given to but few American mothers. WlUlam Hughes, member of congress from the Sixth New Jersey dUtrU t. did not lids to Washington tor the special session on a pass. He had the opportunity to do so, like every other congressman, but after considering the matter he quietly aunt it back tg the Baltimore A OhJo company, with a h:ief tatirof thanks. Mr. Hughes, who Is a democrat, won his sen against one of the wealthiest moo l the district. IMHSGg IX THE ARMT, Matters of Oeaeral Iaterest Gleaaed from Army stud Havy Register. The retirement of Lieutenant General Young In January and the appointment of General Chaffee us chief of staff will leave a vacancy among the genernl officers serv ing on the general staff. It Is commonly supposed that the successor of General William H. Carter, when thnt officer leaves on the next transport for Manila, will be General Tasker II. Bliss, the head ot the Army War college. This leaves unfilled the place vacated by General Chaffee. Two names are mentioned as those of officers between whom the choice of selection rests. One is General Arthur MacArthur. now In command of the Department of California, and who would, of course, become principal assistant to the chief of staff. The other officer named Is General Thomas H.i Barry, who Is now In Washington. The only re quirement of law Is that there shall be two general officers In addition to the chief ot staff and the chief ot artillery, so that It Is possible two brigadier generals will suc ceed to the places now occupied hy General Chaffee and General Carter. There continues to be discussion of the appointment to the grade of brigadier gen eral In the army, a vacancy to occur on the retirement In January of Lieutenant General Young. In addition to the names which have already been mentioned In the.e columns It is now said that an officer whose friends have been encouraged to ex pect his appointment Is Colonel Albert L. Mills, superintendent of the Military acad emy at West Point, and a captain of the First cavalry.. While Colonel Mills Is not a candidate In the sense that his application Is on file for the approaching vacancy, he has been recommended for the place as a recognition of his service In the field. An other officer whose name Is mentioned this week Is Colonel E. II. Crowder of the judge advocate general's department, a . member of the general staff.- The military information division of the general staff has been compiling much In formation of value to the War department In the event of military occupation of Pan ama or Colombia. The army and navy of the Colombian government are not of suffi cient aise to constitute much of a problem. The great difficulty which would beset an Invading force would be geographical rather than strategic. In Colombia the progress of a military force would be Impeded by the mountainous character of the country, and In Panama, while the country Is fiat, the trails are narrow and crooked through dense Jungle. Under both conditions an enemy of Inferior numerical strength would have decided advantage, especially in the guerrilla warfare destined to be carried on there. The only fortifications worth men tioning are those at Cartegena, where there are two old forts. The most accessible port on the north Is Barranqtillla and progress Into the Interior would have to be by means of flat boats up the Magdelena river as far as I .as Teguas and then to Honda by a railway line. After that the approach to the capital Is over, a mountainous trail. The port on the Pacific side Is Bifena Ventura, from which place to Rogata , the line of march would be over three or four moun tain ranges. i ThisN situation on the Isthmus brings up the question, whether troops arid marines will be obliged to occupy , the Isthmus permanently. If this Is found to be the case. It Is likely that a tour of duty there will , not extend beyond one year,. The prospect of garrisoning the canal route Is hot the pleasantest one, and there are more agreeable naval stations than being located off Colon. ...... . . . ... ' ' v ' ' -v v I '. ' - . " i The regulations governing the promotion to a commissioned grade In the army from the ranks have been amended. Hereafter there will be no grading affecting the gen eral average on such subjects as physique, moral character and antecedents. It Is reasoned that candidates are qualified or disqualified to start with In those respects and that there Is no relative merit. Here after the preliminary examination will be competitive, which It has not been here tofore, and( in this respect Is made to resemble the final examination which has always been competitive. A further change is that which requires thst candidates shall be at least SI yeas of age. While It rarely happens that candidates are less than 21 years old there have been Incidents known of those admitted to examination who had not attained the legal age, and, what is more, they were commissioned. The new regulations also specify that the candidates shall be under 30 years of age. Hitherto the regulatlpns have been so worded that a candidate was eligible to the examintion and appointment up to and Including the day before his thirty-first birthday. The change of the phraseology Is In accord ance with the text of the law of July 30, 1892, providing for the promotion of enlisted men to the grade of second lieutenant. Changes have also been made In the form prescribed for the Individual record of the candidate. One of the questions, that which asked the candidate if he had ever been ap prenticed to a trade, has been omitted. Another, question which had to do with previous service In the National Guard now embraces In the Inquiry volunteers and organized militia. Another subject under consideration In the general staff is the increase of the artillery corps. A proposition to this end has been submitted to the chief of artillery and it Is understood to meet with favor. at least so far as the general proposition' is concerned. It Is recognized that sooner or later there must be uddltlons to the artillery force which Is at present unable to adequately mun the coast fortifications. Secretary Root, however, has signified his indisposition to make . recommendations along this line and unless his successor at the head of the War department shall entertain other views on his subject there will be no department recommendation to congress for artillery Increase or the In crease of any other arm of the service. Liebig Company's Extract of Beef See that toe Isliel has . this r gnalure in blus I Thara art a doses lasitatloas, nut adulterated and werthlsas and afl inferior. Soma even bear the aaaas Liebig." Avoid dls appointment by asking lor the 'gsaulae Liebig Company's For forty yaara the first. Feel Your Pulse If It heats fast, then slow akips beats, your heart Is weak and should b treat ed at ouee. Dr. MiUV Heart furs It the best aud sfest remedy. Sold on guar- ant sc. Bene fur to. H on Uie t-ari. iti. USUlM ULiCAX. CO. a-ikhart, led ROYAL , aking Powcfc B Makes the food more nutritious to both I have given the Training- Table to the Cornell University for live years very satisfactorily, and am certain that much of the success has depended upon the quality of articles used. In baking powder, I use the Royal, for it is undoubt edly the best. I have occasionally given others a trial, and have dem onstrated to my satisfaction that there is but one always reliable, always making .'perfect, delicious and wholesome food, The Old Reliable " Royal." (Mrs.) Amelia Morey Atkins REMJVA1VTS FROM POLITICAL POT. Syracuse Journal: The, World-Herald continues to exhibit strong symptoms of rabies. Pender Republican: An agitation of a genuine nonpartisan Judiciary might meet with more favor from the people than a fnko agitation concocted for partisan pur poses only. The supreme court la now non partisan, but the majority Is republican, as also will be the clerk of the court, ono of the best jobs In the state, with a salary greater than all the supreme Judges com bined. There has been a lurking suspicion that this was the real occasion of the hard fight put up by the fuslonlsta. Howella Journal (dem.): The abuse that some of the fusion press, particularly the World-Herald and the Nebraska Independ ent, heaped upon Judge Barnes was re sponsible In a measure for the loss of many votes to Judge Sullivan, although no fault of that gentleman, who did everything In his power to have a clean campaign. Both nominees were good citizens and able law yers and there was no rail for personal matters being dragged Into the campaign. Sullivan's record upon the bench should have furnished sufficient argument In his favor. " . Falls City Journal: The republican party In Nebraska Is In power to stay, probably forever. There Is only one thing to beware of and that is not to get arrogant with our power and think that we can force any thing on the people. The republican party must be careful to put Its best men into office and keep clear of any Improper leg islation. Next year there will be a legisla ture to elect and that body will elect one United States senator. This Is a critical time for the republican party and care must, be taken that the strength of the party Is not destroyed by bad management. St. Paul Republican: In reply to the campaign charge that Judge Barnes Is a tool of the railroads it has been pointed out that his largest vote came not from railroad strongholds, but from the farms. Now that the fight Is over. It may as well be said candidly that there was never any sound reason fot believing that the rail roads preferred Barnes to Sullivan, or vice versa. Of course, the World-Herald and its small-bore Imitators made a great howl, but It was all for effect. Everybody who knew anything at all about the situation understood that there was no choice be tween Barnes and Sullivan so far as the railroads were concerned. Both men were recognised as fair-minded and capable and it Is doubtful whether any railroad official or employe cared a straw which was elected, except as his mind may have been Influenced by his Individual politics. There are times, no doubt, when the railroad Is sue may be legitimately raised, but Its In jection Into the campaign Just closed was the cheapest kind of claptrap. Coaststeat as Kaockers. Indianapolis Journal. The democratic party to at least con sistent In one thing. It opposes every measure or policy for the Drotection or -d. vancement of American Interests, and It ioi.ows. as ot course, that It must oppose tho policy of the present administration In Panama canal affairs. . A Good, Warm Coat Can be bought here for flO.OO That will rover the body to your entire satisfaction. That is one of the reasons the Drowning, King & Co's oTercoats are in such demand. They are not skimped. ' You get the name full, graceful and comfortable fit at flO.OO that you do at f 15.00 and $20.00. The long, belted back overcoat is one of the season's novelties. It's a sensible coat, as well as a serviceable one, and the -kinds that we show at f23.00, 28.00 and f30.00, are marvels of tailoring art. "No Clothing Fits Like Ours." groWnms- K2- R. S. Wilcox, Mutineer. wholesome, and mere brain and muscle SAID I FT. Church Who was the author of "The Mistakes of MosesT Gotham 'Ills typewriter, I , suppose. Yonkers Statesman. "Father, why do they make such long speeches In congress?" "My son. If you knew how mnch trouble It Is to get the floor you wouldn't be sur prised at this reluctance to give It up." Washington Star. Tommy When you want to call a per son selfish you always say he's looking out for No. I, don't you? 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