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THE CILICAGO TRIBUNE sAtr LI IMAY, JANUARY 22, 1898. 12 1 grilmnr. gress did not ask Virginia's permission when It amputated the western part of that State, and the time will come r.gato when the overwhelming majority of the nation will refuse to allow an insolent minority to set aside its mandates. It is intolerable that free governnient should be nullified by these relics of constitutional development. FOUNDED JUNE 10.

1847. I the Governor's frien3s they hit so long as they hit their newspaper critics. The House will be likely to take a different view of the matter and decide that revengeful and undiscriminating taxation will not be politic. The Senate revenue bill, over which it has labored for the last three weeks, is so hopelessly badso full of spoils and revenge 4that the House should lay it On the table, pass its Own bill, which in its present shape is comparatively free from faults, and send it to the Senate. Better no bill than the Dwyer-Lorimer the lash, each of the convicts to receive eighteen lashes, each guard to apply six.

The two men were brought into the square with their backs bare, accompanied by the surgeon. Warden Foster then ordered the punishment to he applied. Cardinal Was first strapped to the triangle, and the guards proceeded to apply the cat-o'-nine-tails. Blood was drawn at the first lash The con-via, however, took the eighteen blows without lunching. Boudrais, on the other hand, did not take the lashing so well.

The two convicts were then removed to the infirmary, where the doctor applied a solution to their wounds to prcvent serious after effect. It is expected that this action of the authorities will have a salutary effect on the other convicts. New York Sun. Died of a Heart. the lash, each of the convicts to receiva TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.

4 unthinking class of the populacein spite of the fact that some of them wear the name of students "continue their riotous demonstrations, it is evident that Zola is beginning to be regarded In the. light of a hero by the rest of the world, who look with amazement upon the excesses of a people claiming to be civilized. The generous letter of sympathy and encouragement addressed to the French author by the distinguished Norwegian poet and dramatist, Bjiirnson, affords an indication of popular sentiment throughout the world generally, and will doubtless find many an echo not alone itt the minds of literary men but of friends of justice everywhere. The events of the last month at Paris and later in other important cities have set French sentiment and French methods of jurisprudence in a most unfavorable light before the rest of the world, and will insure to the chief object of all this insane malice a vastly larger audience than he has ever had before. IN CITY CARRIER DISTRICT.

Daily. single copy 1 tent Sunday. single copy 5 cents Daily. per week 6 cents Daily and Sunday, per week 11 cents OUT OF CARRIER DISTRICT AND ON TRAINS. Daily.

single copy 2 cents Sunday. single copy 5 cents Daily. Per week 12 cents Daily and Sunday. Der week 17 cents to is evidently meant as much for Great Britain as for China itself. While the proximity of the proposed open port to Port Arthur, of which the Czar expects finally to obtain permanent and complete control, may be regarded as a SUltielent reason for his opposition to the step, this is a minor consideration compared with the complete defeat of any policy calculated to increase England's influence in the Chinese Empire.

The whole policy of Russia, while professing friendship and offering protection to the Emperor of China, has been simply to increase its hold all the more securely on his dominions. The renewal of the report of Lord Salisbury's early retirement from the Secretaryship of Foreign Affairs in the British Cabinet, coming simultaneously with these threatening rumors from the Orient, indicates that the British government realizes the character of the task before it and is preparing for a grave emergency. That it will eventually find it to its interest to form an alliance with Japan now seems more than ever probable if Russia persists in its bullying policy. 1 THE TELLER-MATTHEWS RESOLUTION. The United States Senate has voted by 41 to 25 to proceed at once to the consideration of the following resolution, offered twenty years ago by Stanley Matthews and adopted by Congress, and reintroduced recently by Senator Teller: That all bonds got the United States.

issued or authorized to be issued, under the said acts of Congress hereinbefore recited of 1870 and IS75, are payable, principal and interest. at the option of the government of the United States, in silver dollars of the coinage of the United States, containing grains each of standard silver; and that to restore to its coinage such silver as a legal tender in payment of said bonds, principal and interest, is not in violation of the public faith nor in derogation of the rights of the public creditor. It is sad to read that Lewis Carroll died of a broken heart because, it is said, he was not permitted to marry the woman for wham his immortal fairy stories were originally written. So keen was his disappointment that in his htter years, when a stranger ventured to write to hint. addressing him by his real name, and implying in any way that he was the -writer Of the Alive books, be used to send a printed reply.

which sez forth that C. L. Dialgson was so often approached on the supposition that he was the author of books beating another name that he was 1)1(iiitsig)T(n lil means in claimed nor ki in all a acknowledged the 1 the authorship of any book which did not bear his name.Kansas city Journal. BY MAIL. IN ADVANCE.

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at our risk. NEW YORK WORLD BUILDING. Persons desiring The Tribune served at their homes can secure it by postal card request Or order through telephone Express 667. When delivery is irregular please make immediate complaint to this (Moe. OF INTERES1 FROM EXCHANGES sigh Explosive Shells and the Ability of Modern Battleships to Resist ThemFutility Of Light Armor.

Among the vessels recently added by England for her Asiatic squadron is the Powerful. This is a cruiser of an undoubtedly valuable type, in view of its speed and of its great sailing radius, and on paper its elements give the impression of a ship of considerable fighting power. But has it really this fighting power? The question is of no moment applied to any single ship, but If applicable to all of the ships of which the single ship is the type it may be of great moment. Three types of English ships possess the quality in common of high freeboard. This result has been brought about by a reaction against the low freeboard, which is more characteristic of the American battle line than any other.

As it is. the English ship named is a huge target, and the result of Its contact with an enemy firing high explosive shells is now a problem of the first importance'. The continental nations are in advance of England in their development of the high explosive shell, and at least one has already introduced the melinite shell into Its magazines aboard ships. The English vessel above named is protected as to sides and barbettes by six-inch harveyized steel armor, which might break up or explode high explosive shells, but the whole of the main deck space and the upper dt ck battery would be at their mercy. The English have made a number of interesting experiments bearing on the question, which we find reported in the Engineer.

It seems that the old battleship Resistance, used as a target, has been repeatedly sunk and riddled in testing shells and torpedoes, until finally, its usefulness over, it Is to be broken up. These experiments have settled preventive dn futility uisvot to the ptool enot liolcant )1gsnrrie tio3f, ee nal rt lla- est armor-piercing projectiles, even when protected by a backing of several feet of teak or oak timber, has been plainly shown. The great destruction which would be effected upon the upper decks by the smashing of the uperstructure and boats thereon in action has also been illustrated by experiments with dummies; while the value of a thick stratum of coal in bunkers along the ship's side has been thoroughly tested, and, lastly, the awful havoc which would be wrought between decks by the bursting- of shells filled with high explosives, has been exhibited with what the Engineer calls appalling distinctness." The sight is described as one not to be forgotten, framing, splinter screens, partitions, and bulkheads rent to fragments. The application of the lesson in the case of the type of ship already named is that its insufficiently protected parts would, in action, become a mere shambles.New York Evening Sun. teWin rnt1101 cvnuARincQ Rover Received a Reath Notice.

The following notice appeared in the obit. uary column of the London (Eng.) Daily Chronicle of Dee (in the It irnt. heart disease, at Creek lionse, Shepperton, the Bernard dog grandson of Blinlimmon. A faithful companion and friend. Deeply mourned by his maattr, T.

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IT is singular, to say the least, that every time the Governor of this State is wanted in Chicago for a public occasion he is suddenly taken ill, and has to make a long journey for treatment and recuperation. Having been notified that President Dole of Hawaii would be in Chicago tomorrow, and having been Invited to take part in his reception, he suddenly finds that he must go to the Hot Springs for rheumatism in his wrist, and that it is necessary for him to take ten men and women with him, presumably to look after him, though it is possIble they are all fellow-sufferers, and are going to the Hot Springs for rheumatism In their wrists. Governor Tanner should take better care of himself, for these frequent attacks are making his friends anxious about him. THE TRIBUNE, however. is glad to be assured by Governor Tanner himself that there is no occasion for alarm.

He says: The rheumatism is not bad, but is growing." He should look after it none the less. I) NOTES. SOCIETY MEETINGS. LANDMARK LODGE NO. 422.

A. F. A. 8636 Cottage you are requested to meet at hall Sunday. 23d at 10:341 a.

m. sharp for the purpose it attending funeral of our late brother. John W. Hepburn. By order.

ISAAC LANNING. W. M. JOHN H0SR1.713.Y. Secretary.

SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 1898. RUSSIA Is wilUng to continue Its friendship and protection to China so long as it is permitted to appropriate territory whenever desired. but any other power that gets in its way is In danger of getting hurt. Sow: envious provincial newspaper will doubtless rise to remark now that when till Chicago Aldermen were traveling thtough the mammoth sewer at Reading.

the ether day they must have felt very much at home. MURDERER MERRY CONVICTED. The trial of Christopher Merry and James Smith for the atrocious murder of Pauline Merry is at an end. Merry, the husband, is found guilty and will expiate his crime on the gallows, while Smith is found not guilty and stands acquitted, so far as the charge of murder is concerned. Smith's exultation over his -acquittal, however, was somewhat premature, as he was immediately arrested upon a bench warrant charging him with being an accessory after the fact, the maximum penalty for which is two years in the penitentiary and $1,000 fine.

No one doubts the guilt of Merry or will question the justice of his punishment. The case against him was clear and simple and the evidence irresistible. Equally the action of the jury in Smith's case was eminently proper, for there was no evidence to show that he was guilty of the crime of murder, though there is plenty of evidence, including his own statements and acknowledgments, to show that he was accessory after the fact. The murder of the unfortunate woman, Pauline Merry, was particularly cruel. The husband was a brutal wretch, who had many times maltreated her and threatened to kill her, On the night of November 19, 1897, he carried out his diabolical purpose in a fit of rage, Smith and Hickey, peddlers ill his employment, having knowledge of the fact, though apparently not being participants in the foul deed.

Murder was soon out in this case, notwithstanding the efforts of Merry and his two companions, who stood in fear of hint, to conceal the body by burying it in a lonely place On Eighty-seventh street. The little 3-yearold son of Merry, who bad witnessed the murder, told the details to the police with sufficient clearness to identify the actual murderer, and both Hickey and Smith, after their arrest, in their confessions confirmed the statements of the child. It is peculiarly gratifying that the processes of justice in this case have not been unnecessarily delayed, nor have they been impeded by technicalities. The various events in the case have moved quickly. Mrs.

Merry was murdered Nov.19. Hickey was arrested Nov. 25, and three days later the body of the woman was found at the location he had revealed. Smith and Merry had escaped from the city, but detectives were on their track, and Dec. 17 they were found at Eddyville, and brought back to Chicago.

The trial began on Monday last, Jan. 17, and the verdict was brought in yesterday morning, the jury having been out all night, this much of delay, however, evidently having been occasioned rather by uncertainty as to the disposition of Smith. The superstitious, by the way, will find fresh motives for prejudice against Friday when they learn that on Friday, Nov. 5, Mrs. Merry appeared at the station badly bruised by her brutal husband, who was fined $50 for the assault; that he threatened to kill her when he was released from the bridewell, which was on Friday, Nov.

12; that he did kill her on Friday, Nov. 19; that the verdict was brought in on Friday morning; and that in all probability he will be hanged on a Friday. It has been an unlucky day for Merry, but a fortunate one for justice. It would be a still more fortunate occasion for justice if the Merry case could be selected as a model for murder trials. It would tend to make this rapidly growing crime less popular and it would to that extent protect society.

Congress is unquestionably at fault In failing to protect the Postoffice department against delicienices by Increasing the rate of postage on articles now carried at a loss to the government it will be well to remember that the reduction in the carrier service in the Citiesof Boston, New York, and Philadelphia only reduces the number of deliveries by carriers In residence districts in those cities to the standard which now prevails in Chicago and the most densely populated residence dilstricts of every other city In the country. It only equalizes that branch of the service; nothing less, nothing more. As to the retrenchment policy of the department In other branches of the service, that is another thing and should be considered separately from the order wbich seems to have provoked such an outburst from the press of the cities above THE indictment being prepared by the spoilsmen against the civil service law will not hold water if drawn on the evidence. So far the testimony, has all been to the purpose of showing that abuses justly complained of grow out of faulty and insincere administration of the law and chiefly so under Democratic auspices. SPOILSMEN HATE THE PRESS.

The boss," whether Republican or Democrat, hates and fears those papers which dare to criticise him and expose his misdeeds. instead of maintaining a cowardly silence or acting as his paid defender. At the regular session of the Illinois Legislature many things were done which called for severe censure on the part of an honest press. As a consequence that Legislature, to revenge itself and the bosses who owned it, repealed a just provision of the libel law because they believed its repeal would hurt the papers. An attempt was made to enact a brand-new libel law, designed to muzzle the press, but it tuiscarried.

The bosses are trying at the present session to amend the revenue law so that manufacturing corporations shall pay taxes on capital stock. The sole object of this is to get in a blow at newspapers which have dared to tell the truth. There are bosses in New York. They relish just criticism no more than their Illinois brethren. Platt agrees with Croker that the press should be muzzled.

Therefore a Republican State Senator has introduced in the New York Legislature a bill to punish the publication of licentious, in- decent, degrading, or libelous papers." The title is misleading. The bill is designed to make it risky to tell the truth about spoils politicians. If one of these individuals sees in a paper something which displeases him all he has to do, under this bill, to get revenge is to go to the District Attorney, who is his henchman or the henchman of the boss who owns them both, and show him the article he complains of. The District Attorney must lay the paper before the grand jury. It is sufficient proof for finding an indictment.

When the trial comes oft the burden of proof is on the defendantnot the prosecution. The complainant is not required to prove that he has been damaged or to take the stand. Thus he escapes a cross-examination which might be disagreeable. The penalty for the first offense is a fine of not more than a thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than a year, or both. In the event of a conviction for a second offense the term of imprisonment is longer, and the newspaper, if printed in New York, must be supbressed.

If printed outside the State its circulation in New York must be prohibited. It may be that this bill, though it defies long established legal principles, will get through the Legislature. Platt is the owner of most of the Republican members, as Croker is of the Tammany members. Many harsh and true things have been said by the papers about both those individnals. Because the allegations are true they have had to put up with it, but they are very sore.

It would not be surprising if they were to unite in the support of a revenge measure. But the press cannot be muzzled. It cannot be intimidated, either in New York or Illinois. The bosses may buy out a starveling paper here or there. They may subsidize other papers with official patronage.

They may intimidate some. But there always will continue to be papers which can neither be corrupted nor scared and which will continue to expose the plots against the public welfare devised by the big political bosses, to be carried out by their spoils-fed retainers. Mn. HENRI WATTERSON has explained that his Implied nomination of Chicago's Mayor for President a few months ago was not Intended seriously after all, but only as a pleasant compliment. -While it may be something of a disappointment to Mayor Harrison and his friends to find their dream of promotion thus rudely dispelled.

It may afford some satisfaction to the people of Chicago to know that they are not to be summarily deprived of their Mascot "or, perhaps as the Memphians would put it. their hoodoo." According to Senator Vest, this resolution Is revived, after it has slumbered for twenty years, because a failure to adopt it or something like it would give tacit assent to the recent declarations of the Secretary of the Treasury in favor of a gold standard, those declarations being evidently indorsed by the President." In other words, a number of free silver Senators are asking for a chance to make speeches. They did not have an opportunity to do so at the special session and they cannot endure being bottled up any longer. That being the case, the sound money men who voted against Vest's motion to take up the venerable Matthews resolution might just as well have voted for it, because the flood of free silver babble has to come, and it might as well come now, and be done with. Senator Vest alleges that if it was originally correct and proper to adopt the Matthews resolution it must be correct and proper to reaffirm it now.

That does not necessarily follow. Conditions may have changed so much that what seemed proper then may seem quite improper now. A great deal depends on the interpretation to be put on the language of the resolution. It was introduced and adopted prior to the enactment of the Bland-Allison law to authorize the coinage of the standard silver dollar and to restore its legal tender character." Nearly 500 million silver dollars have been coined under the laws of 1S7S and 1890. Though worth intrinsically much less than 100 cents they have been maintained at par.

They have been just as good as the gold dollars. Nobody has objected to receiving them, or silver certificates representing them, from the government or from any private individual. There is no question that often since ISIS the government, when paying the principal of bonds or the interest on them at home, has paid out silver dollars or silver certificates. The recipients have never objected unless they needed gold for some special purpose. For they knew the silver money was just as good as gold.

So it can be contended that all the Matthews resolution asked for has been obtained. The coinage of silver dollars has been restored. These dollars are a legal tender. They have been used in the payment of bonds, principal and interest Then why readopt theconcurrent resolution of 1STS? If those who have resurrected it simply want a formal declaration that the government has the option to pay bonds in the existing silver dollars, which are maintained at gold par, they want very little. For every President and his Secretary of the Treasury will exercise their own judgment in the matter regardless of what Congress declares.

They will not use this option" in the future any more than in the past. But while this resolution is susceptible of a harmless construction it is also susceptible of a harmful construction. Restoring silver to its coinage means in the minds of Senators like Vest the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. The 40-cent dollars which that coinage would produce are the dollars these Senators desire the government to use in the payment of bondholders. Any Senator who interprets this resolution as Vest does and then votes for it puts himself on record as being in favor of the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1 and the use of 40-cent dollars by the government to pay obligations contracted on the gold basis.

But that implies the use of those same cheap dollars retroactively by all private debtors in the discharge of existing obligations contracted on the gold basis. Among the Senators who voted to take up this resolution were Mitchell of Wisconsin, Clark and Warren of Wyoming, Perkins of California, and Wolcott of Colorado. The debates will show whether they interpret it as being a demand for tree coinage at the ratio of 16 tot. tt: 1 1 1 4 it i ii .:1 I. I 4: i 1 1 i 4 i 1 1 i i i 1 A 1 1 5 i I t.

I -I i i iri 11'i? iri 4 0,,,.. :1 I 1., YOUNG George B. McClellan was talking through his Tammany feathers when he criticised the War department for having no plans of campaign to be followed in case of war. It was a cheap piece of claptrap demagogy, for if McClellan knows anything about military affairs at all he would not expect the War department to be advertising its secret preparations for a possible outbreak of hostilities. Perhaps McClellan, through a habit of mind inherited from his illustrious father, supposed as a matter of course that the army would linger for months on the banks of the Potomac after a declaration of war with Spain, instead of taking special trains for Florida.

Those who are fond of drawing inferences of the potency of heredity may study Groker's young man in Congress with profit. A Flip of the pen may account for "large dise coveries of geld in Alaska." The writer meant Franciseo Chronicle. The hotel clerk- who slapped 1tiiy Mason's face has not yet deciatel whether he will go on the stage cr lecture about it. Cleveland Leader. If Satan allowed his family affairs to become at complicated as those of the Booths, he would have precious little time to attend to business.Washington Post.

The wornen employed to bind Bibles in Sent-land receive from el to $2.50 a week. This low rate of wages makes litales EO cheap that the ery poorest potpie can buy themNew York Tribune. There are four papers published in the Arctic regiens. The last, which is called the Atnagogline tl Naglinginginarmile LusaruminaeasseMki of Greenlatal, is not sold on the streets by newsboys for obvious There is poor encouragement for hard-worked newspaper mon, fur when they come to die more than likely Ignatius Donnelly will be aide to prove that Sir Francis Bacon furniehed all their copy.Bloomington Pantagraph. The most succeesful business revival of the year is at Sandwich.

in the- wimp. of a religious movement where over 500 men became converted and immediately went out paid their debtaPhiladelphia Press. The center of the important petroleum discoveries in Peru is the department Piura, embracing 7,200 SCniare mites. Of ferty-nine borings made. forty-four proved successful, and seine of them yield as much as 30,000 gallons a day.Ex.

Sandwich women have just made tbeir appearance in London. They are young and good-looking. and wear picturesque costumes of white, with white hats. Their faces. however, are generally red.

On account of the ineultipg remarks which are made to them.Ex. The Dallas News says: The Memphis Commercial Appeal is roasting Fitzsimmons because he won't fight Corbett. What en earth has the Commercial Appeal against Corbett?" Nothing at all. Simply want this gabfest turned Into a fistfest.Memphis Commercial Appeal. It took seventy shots at close range.

including a number from a caliber gun, before the British crusier Edgar could sink a derelia tank steamer in the Red Sea. Navel men are trying to figure out how many shote would have been needed if the Edgar had been dealing with a hostile cruiser of its own class. The whistle of a locomotive can be hearts 3,300 yards, the noise of a train 3,800 yards. the report of a musket and the bark of a dog yards, the roll of a drum leatia yards. the croak of a frog 000 yards, a cricket chirp 800 yarda a dinner bell two miles, and a call to get LIP In the morning 3 feet I inches.Ex.

The work on the Jungfrau railway is being pushed forward in spite of the severe weather which prevails in Switzerland. In Eauterbrunnen water power to the extent of 2,400 horse-powir is now available, and half of this force is being utilized for the dynamos employed in the boring of the Eiger Glacier Tunnel.London Telegraph. Patrons of one of the underground steam railways in London, the Metropolitan, have long suffered from the dimness of the artificial light afforded them. The company for nearly twenty years has used gas made from oil and compreesed for convenience in carriage. but the gas was burned on a very modest scale.

An era of reform is at hand, however. Larger gas fixtures. with double, instead of single, burners. are being introduced into the cars, and the ceilings are being painted white in order to heighten their reflective powers.New York Tribune. American wheelmen traveling abroad will have cause to thank Ambassador Dreper when their journey takes them to the borders of Italy.

In behalf of the L. A. General Draper has concluded artangernents with the Italian government by which any member of the league may enter Italy without cost or detention by exhibiting to the customs officials his membership ticket and signing a card of identifleation. This will save thousands of dollars to American cyclers ever, year, and notably enhance the personal comfort of a great many of Ambassador Draperli fellowcountrymen.Boston Journal. The friends of the American Merchant Marine have food for thought in the figures made public by the United States commissioner of navigation.

They show that slowly but surely Americ an veseels are being driven out of the carrying trade. There has been an actual loss of tonnage on the Atlantic seaboard in ten Years of tons. In the ten years preceding there wee also a lose of 200,000 tons. The figures are 2.647.796 tons at the present time, against 3.0,10.- 000 twenty years ago. The sum total of American tonnage today.

including rivers. lakes, and seaports, is but 4.684,000 tons.New York Commercial Advertiser. Queer Trade Marks In Honolulu. The extent to which the Chinese and Japanese enter into the trade of Honolulu, their diversified attainments, and their unique use of English, are shown by the following, copied from the signs along King and Nuanu streets: For sale fat chicken turkey. etc wash iron Wing Tai Co Shoes Maker Lai Ram Dresses Maker L.

Ahlo Dealer in Merchandise Hardware Dry Goods Groceries Rice C. Fook Wo Island Butter Cold Drink Oto Kumano carpntr Buildr Jobing S. Nishi Carpenter Bilder, Jobing Yee Htrig, Coffin Maker and Carpenter Sunchong Can)eqter and Coffin Cham Kee Repair Harness Ah Sam, poultry ducks and chickens banana eggs goldfish Leong Kee Merchant Tailor cleaned and repaired Sing Tal Co. Merchant Tailor cleaning and repairing. Hou Kee Repairing and cleaning Merchant Tailor Young AV Dresses Maker Fook Sing Kee Shoes Maker Morikawa Practical Horse Shoeing Carriage Cart fixing done Eauka Akamai.

Li Akina Sing Mow Fruit Poultry Eggs for sale Sing Hop Vegetable. Eggs Poulry and Fruits Tom Leong Co. Harness Saddlery and repairing Fook On Co Shoe Manufactory Hale kumeka kamaa, (shoe shoemaking house) S. Iwashita, Watchmaker. All gold plated and repairing can be done promptly here.

Chu Hing Kee. Tailor cleaned and repaired K. Oki Gutter pipe chimney lamp stove and repair Wah Lo. Poultry, vegetable eggs fruit and cigars Sam goldfish vegetable and banana for sale Ah Hung. Merchant tailor clothing, cleaned and repaired One Lung Dressmaker.

Very fine stitching. Hale humuhumu loleNew York Sun. Boss CROKER, who for the nonce appears to be dictator of Greater New York, in spite of the fact that it went through the formality of electing a Mayor a few weeks ago, is reported to have assumed a sort of press censorship In that city by instructing his friends and heads of municipal bureaus to refuse information to representatives of the World newspaper. In any community of right thinking and Intelligent people such a dictatorial policy is likely to result in greater advantage to the object against which the order is leveled than to the dictator. THE most damaging charge laid against P.

D. Coburn as a candidate for Governor is that he wears chin whiskers.Kansas City Journal. The charge is doubtless untrue. If Mr. Coburn wears his whiskers on his chin he is the only man on earth who does.

IN A. MIlsrOlt IiM'17. His Brother's Strong Point. Boy with the Snub Nose" Say. your brother ain't nothin but a usher at a theater." Boy with the Soiled Face" I know it, but he can ush better'n ary other feller they've got." THE outaide world will await with eager interest the trial of M.

Zola on account of the charges which he had the courage to make in reference to the manner in which Captain Dreyfus was railroaded to prison through a secret tribunal. and Esterhazy whitewashed by the same method. If it shall have Ahe effect of bringing to iigtt all the facts nected with that mysterious may be worth all the trouble It has cost the chief object of the prosecution, and afford some compensation for the disgraceful exhibition Paris has been making of itself during the last few days. Ahead of Him. Quiet Party (emerging from front door of Daily Terror office)" What is the trouble.

my friend?" Excitable Party (crumpling copy of Daily Terror In his hand)" I've come to stop the paper!" Quiet Party" It isn't necessary. I've stopped It. I'm the Sheriff." I Out of the Question. Wouldn't your Majesty like to take out some life insurance?" respectfully asked the agent, on being admitted to the royal presence. I can't afford it," replied King Solomon.

It's about all I can do to look after my family while I'm alive." Waving his hand to signify that the interview was ended he turned to the speaking tube and ordered his steward to provide 300 porterhouse steaks and 700 veal cutlets, breaded, with tomato sauce, for the family dinner. THE American builders of locomotives, both steam and electric, are having a boom In foreign orders. In addition to heavy orders for engines for China and Japan and from several localitiel in Europe and South America. the General Electric company of Schenectady, N. has just received an order for thirty-two electric locomotives for the Central London Underground railroad which, it was understood, would be built in England.

The same company has orders for the largest direct current railway generator ever made in the world, having 4,000 horse-power, and for thirty-six 175 horsepower motors for the Metropolitan Elevated of this city. Belligerent Bailey. Not content with threatening Spain With all the horrors of war, Mr. Bailey of Texas is recklessly trying To pick a fuss with the Czar. THE COMING OF PRESIDENT DOLE.

According to program, President Dole of the Hawaiian republic will arrive in this city on his way to Washington by the Chicago and Northwestern railroad at 7:30 Sunday morning, and will doubtless desire to give the greater part of the day to rest from his travels. On Monday a formal reception will be extended to the distinguished, visitor at the rooms of the Union League club, of which fuller notice will be given in THE TRIBUNE tomorrow. While it is deeply to be regretted that Illinois has no executive officer qualified to represent the State in an official capacity, the welcome accorded to Mr. Dole by the citizens of Chicago and the State will be none the less sincere and cordial. The occasion will be one calling for no displays of selfishness or partisanship in any form, but for the friendly greeting due to the one who visits this country in the capacity of a citizen of a sister republic, which he has served with credit and honor.

Though related by race to the American people, he has an additional claim upon our respect and esteem in consideration of the fact that he is a republican in, sentiment and has assisted most influentially to establish and maintain republican institutions in a land which American-born citizens have wrested from barbarism and led up to a high order of civilization and prosperity. President Dole will be sure of a hearty welcome wherever he may appear during his stay in Illinois. Embarrassed White House Callers. There is perhaps no time or place in which there is such urgent need of quickness of wit and kindly tact as at the public receptions given by the President of the United States and his wife. When a Queen receives her subjects the etiquette is fixed and inexorable.

No one speaks unless addressed by royalty. But Americans of all classes crowd into the blue room, many with a question or a joke which they have prepared to fire at their unprepared ruler, and they judge by the fitness of his reply whether he is competent to hold his office or not. Many of them. too, through sheer embarrassment, make foolish remarks. the memory of which probably causes them misery afterward.

One frightened lady assured Mrs. Cleveland It is pleasure to meet you," correcting her mistake by calling out as she was passed down the line, I meant to say the pleasure is all on your side." A group of students out from college on a holiday were presented to the same lady just after her entrance to the White House for the second time. One lad, a freshman, pale with diffidence, heard himself, to his horror, saying in a loud, squeaky tone of authority: Madam, I think you have just cause to be proud of your husband." The other boys stared with amazement and delight, storing up the joke on Bill for all future time. But there was not tha flicker of a smile upon the sweet, womanly face of the first lady of the land. Ahl" she said, gravely, still holding his hand, you bring me the verdict of posterity! I thank you." The freshman's comrades were delighted at the reply and at the opportunity given to chaff Bill upon the awkwardness of his address, but Bill only knew that he had seen what seemed to him the kindest woman in the world.Youth's Companion.

One or the Other. If I buy all the finery you seem to want for your summer outing this year. my daughter," observed Mr. BMus, you can't go to the seaside at all. You will have to choose between old point lace and Old Point Comfort." 1 kr would be difficult to find a better example of the inane, wabbly.

corkscrew kind of logic resorted to by the timid, peace-atany-price humbugs than that paraded by that Eminently respectable mugwump old lady, Harpers Weekly, in the current number. It is admitted by this old gossip that autonomy In Cuba is a failure, that Blanco will have no more success In suppressing the rebellion than did his two predecepsors, that the insurgents are strong enough to hold their own for years, but not strong enough to expel the Spaniards, and that American inPirests are suffering intolerably by the prolongation of the war. Yet in the face of these conceded facts the old lady expresses a fear that the horrid jingoes attempt to do something. Internal Evidence. Lawyer Sharpsett found lie would be unable to go home in time for supper.

His typewriter girl having quit for the afternoon he sat down at the machine himself and succeeded after half an hour'e work in evolving the following note, which he sent to his wife by a messenger boy: atthe Office miLLI I shlal not be xxxxxxxxxxat home his evnennenlg until until vrey veryxxxxxx late do not. wait fr for mEA a A ellen ho Has Aclient wtih whoM I baev an apopointmen is xxxxxxxxxo is cmoing to cnosult consultme it wil taKe al al all eqenxxxxxxevening your lvoing busgxxxxxxxhusbnd. hiraMV? I know Ifirarn wrote It!" exclaimed Mrs. Sharpsett after she had read it. Those x's are where he swore." 111 iS) 111 i-34 '1'11 Unreasonable Boy.

You will have to deal with this contrary boy." said Mrs. Tucker, turning to the father of the family. AlThat's the trouble with him?" asked Mr. Tucker. He won't eat those nice boiled carrots." Why won't you eat them.

Tommy?" Because I don't like the taste of 'em. That why." answered Tommy. Thomas, my son." rejoined Mr. Tucker shaking his head reproachfully and turning to his paper again, that's unreasonable. You can't 6bject to the taste of carrots, Thomas, because they baven't any." THE OFFENSIVE SENATE REVENUE BILL.

The Senate passed a revenue bill yesterday. It is not as bad as some of the Senators tried to make it, but it is so bad that the present law, defective as it is, is to be preferred to it. This product of Senatorial wisdom is a spoilsman's bill. It is made to strengthen the "machine and bleed the taxpayers a little more. The bosses framed most of its provisions and their representatives in the Senate voted for them.

This bill leaves the Town Assessors undisturbed. Lorimer, Pease, and Hertz would not consent to the abolition of a single office. The taxpayer has to run tne gantlet of the Town Assessors as of old. After they have done with him he has to deal with a board of supervisors of assessments picked out by hertz, Pease, Lorimer, and the other members of the combine." Then, finally, the taxpayer gets up to a board of reviews made up of three men also selected by the bosses." The taxpayer will be weary when he is through. The Assessors will have numerous deputies.

The board of supervisors will have a big staff of employtss. So will the board of review. All of them will be henchmen of the politicians belonging to the ruling faction, and they will all be paid big salaries out of the money wrung from the taxpayers. The Senate bill does not propose that bank deposits shall be taxed, nor that the California plan of taxing mortgages shall be tried in Illinois. Both those vicious amendments were killed.

But the taxation of the stock of manufacturing corporations is insisted on, harmful as such a measure will be to tens of thousands of Illinois industries. This amendment was adopted while the others failed simply because revengeful Senators wanted to hit at Chicago news papers which had criticised them for their votes on the Humphrey bill. If these Senators had thought that the newspapers would be hurt by the taxation of bank deposits and mortgages they would have been taxed also. The manufacturing corporations must suffer for the offenses of others and not for anything they themselves have done. If the Chicago papers had kept quiet about the iniquitous acts of Senators the Senate would not have bothered itself about the capital stock of corporations.

It so happens that among the sufferers will be several large concerns in which friends of the Governormembers of his staffare heavily interested. The Governor being aware of that sought to induce the Senate not to adopt a measure which hurt his friendsand hence their friends. But the Senators in their blind rage did not care how many of their friends or of 31Iss JANIE ADD Asts leads one to the conclusion that a few more Hull Houses would do a great deal toward purifying politics and ridding the Council of such men as Powers, O'Brien. Kenna. and Coughlin.

The discouraging part of the task of teaching the voters the virtue of honesty in politics as well as in private life Iles in the fact that 135 per cent of the public school pupils leave school before they become of an age when they are fitted to study or understand such matters. The per cent remaining consists largely of girls and of boys from the better class of families. who Imbibe the spirit of civic morality in their home environment. The Hull House settlement takes up the work where the public school leaves off. There are not enough Hull Houses.

End of a Misehiefmaker. Old Red Cloud. last of the Sioux chiefs. Is dying in his shack on the Ogala Ila ReserVation in Dakota. He survives all his famous contemporaries, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, and the rest, as 'Ulysses survived the chiefs who with him drank delight of battle far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.

There is nothing to lament in his departure, and no repinings of his own ought to accompany it. Ile has long since taken ail the scalps which destiny prescribed for him, and his fame In after-time is assured by a record of successful treachery nowhere surpassed among his kind. it is recorded of him that he was preeminent in planning mischief, but was always mysteriously abeent when his plans were put into execution. He is likely, however, to be present at his own funeral, when will be furled and folded away the most lurid and poetical appellation which any of his line or tribe have ever wormNew lork Tribune. A.1-4 II S.

I thought you said you saw prosperous times ahead." Well, I thought I did; but the heiress had my eye on wouldn't have News. Oratory is a gift," remarked the admiring conetituent. Well," replied Farmer Corntossel. Crlaeerdt errdouy a trme 31 mostly it is. But now and then amen gets good enough at it to charge you fur ington Star.

Ra 1 1d,7rir are NNo. fie me is that I am a contradicted ington Star. Alfonso." said Mrs. Midas. here is a head- ing in this paper that says Had One Wife ff Too The rest of the artiele is torn many wives do you think the brute had?" How the a ntt ieth.e answer; that's not correct.

The trouble probably," was Midas' prompt reply.Betreit Free Press. I spose you got a Bible you'll let a IftlY 10k into," said one of the two tough young siren who had called on the minister. With pleasure. inl young friend. If I can be of any rissintanee to you----" Nab, I got to see fer meself.

Dia to decide a JOUrtliti You tell said the gentleman with the bald wig, that the man was taken with Jaundice and mortification set in? I don't believe it." But. you see," explained the gentleman with the pea-green whiskers, this man W5.2 an Irish- man and he was mortified on account of his ColoCincinnati Enquirer. rh I have no place to lay my head!" sobbed. Her good fairy at rnce appeared. Be careful.

then," urged the latter, waving her wand, that you don't lose it." Gliding to the front of the stage the enchantress let it be understood that there would be a calorific period in the ancient municipality that evening.Detroit Journal. The following correspondence recently pU 0 between the foothall teams of Wellington and Winfield, Winfleld" We challenge you to a game at any place you will name." Wellington Won't meet you unless it be In hell." Winfield Your seleotion of your home ground la satisfactory to York Tribune. Calino's master, very busy with some important work, does not wish to be troubled with the noise of the coming and going of tradespeople and servants and gives orders that none shall be ad till he has gone out. The it one who comes is the barber. Go on." 13LLYI come again when be has gone Mrs.

Schermerhorn (of Brooklyn, at their home, srurrounded by rubber plants, concernedly)" Da you think the Newcornbs from New York have become thoroughly Brooklynized as Y. Marrna: duke?" Mr. Schermerhorn rearnestly)---" saw Mr. Newcomb carrying home a rubber Plan. from the big department store bargain sale oa rubber plants Put yourself in my Would lace, young man.

a pennilescsi youth?" Put yourself in my place. air. Weal you want to remain a penniless youth when there were rich roen's daughters ta marrY?" YYOU confess then tnat you marry' my child eimPlY her father's wealth?" And you confess that You withhold her from me simply because of poverty?" What other reason do I need This What other reason could influence YOU talk is quite useless." Quite." We haVT nothing to gain by Absolutely nothing. You take it philosophically." Why ahuldn Your daughter and I were quietly month ago." Great Plait you want your only daughter to marry FRENCH EMOTIONAL INSANITY. The French people, like their neighbors the Spaniards, appear to be suffering fre an excess of vanity just now.

With a social life more thoroughly tainted, at least in some of its aspects as they appear in Parisian society, than any other adValleed European nation, they have worked themselves into a fine frenzy because 'one of their most popular authors has called attention to some of the vices in their pretended system of justice, and are denouncing him as too puritanical in his views and methods to suit their tastes. Other people may see little to admire in some of Zola's worksat least on the side of a too refined and elevated standard of moralitybut it is significant that these are not the ones that have aroused all this unreasoning rage against him, manifesting itself in riotous demonstrations by mobs aimed at him and certain classes of citizens, especially the Jews. He might have gone 'on till doomsday describing French nastiness without offending their tender susceptibilities or self-love, as he has done in the exposure of the fallibility of their system of military courtstmartial and by his demand for an investigation to prove whether a man, convicted by methods and testimony which the government does not make known to the public, is suffering unjustly or not. But while all this is going on the French people are simply manufacturing material to the hand of Zola which he will scarcely fail to use, and it would be characteristic of French fiekleness if the throats whicea have been strained to give utterance to execrations against him should soon be used in sounding his praises as if he were the leader in some new evangel. It is a grewsome spectacle, but scarcely surprising among the most volatile reople on the face of the globe, who have shown themselves capable of any excess from the Reign of Terror age of a century ago to the horrors of the Commune," or the deification of a conrtesan as the Cod-.

dess of Reason." It is apparently a case of emotional insanity afflicting a whole nation instead of a single individual. While the mobs, composed of the most Limited. Were you at the banquet, Rambo?" I was." How long was it between the wine and the walnuts?" I dont know, Ballwin. My. reolleetion doesn't extend to the walnuts." 131ISO LIVELY TIMES IN THE ORIENT.

The apparently authentic report coming by way of London that a strong force of Japanese war vessels is about to sail for the coast pf China, taken with the attitude Russia appears to have assumed for the purpose of defeating the policy of England in connection with the Chinese loan, indicates that a grave crisis in affairs on the Asiatic coast is approaching. It has been evident for some time that the plucky little island empire did llot intend to be caught napping, and, while there has been no bluster in its movements, this intelligence leaves no doubt that it has been busy in a most effective manner. Simultaneou-sly with-this comes the report that France is sending two more war vessels to reinforce its Asiatic squadron, so that lively times may be looked for shortly in Chinese waters. The threat Russia qs reported to haxo made through its d'Affaires at Pekin to withdraw its friendship and protection from the Emperor of China in case Talien-Wan is thrown open as a treaty port gives evidence of the determination Of that power to defeat the proposed Chinese loan' through English influence at all hazards, and is still further suggestive of a coming conflict. It is easy to conjecture that the timid Chinese Emperor is greatly puzzled by the situation Aid knows not to whom to turn for relief.

The step which Russia opposes was the one upon which Great Britain based its promise to guarantee the new Chinese loan, and Russia's threat of reprisal in case the condition is assented IT is gratifying to know that no more Territories wilt be admitted to Statehood at There are far too many rotten boroughs already with Statehood representation in Congress. Without the Senators from these third and fourth rate States, which should still be Territories. or should have been amalgamated when admitted as States. the Senate would not now be the nation and setting aside the verdict recorded by the peorie at the polls the last Presidential election. is no crying demand for the admission of Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoman would be more profititble to turn attention to the extinguishment of that pestilential little county miscalled a State which promotes pugilism and populism.

Nevada never should have been granted Statehood. and when the nation grows out of the State rights bugaboo It will annex this bogus little State to its most convenient neighbor, whether Jones and Stewart and the three or four other people living there Ilk. it or ItLot. Con Mlle. Marguerite Boittard.

a well known nurse In Paris. was the only woman in tb long list of thoee who received New Year decoration honors in Prance. Mrs, S. R. Mallory, widow of the Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States, Is now almost helpless and was unable to attend the ceremonies at the recent hanging of her husband's picture in Memorial Hall.

New Orleans. Miss Helen M. Gould, who has not been Into society since the death of her father. Jay Gould; has reopened her town house at Fifth avenue and Forty-seventh street, and will entertain there this winter for the first time in seven years. harry Steele Morrison.

the Chicago boy reporter." who attracted so much attention in Europe last summer. has been congratulated on his successful trip by President McKinley, Who gave him his photograph and autograph. The Queen goes to Chutes in the spring and a large part of the new Excelsior Regina Hotel has been engaged conditionally for her Majesty's use during the months of March and April. The Queen Is to arrive at eimies about March 10. and her Majesty will spend six weeks on the Riviera.

Prineess Beatrice intends to visit Genoa. Milan. Verona. and Venice durieg her illaieetra stay It Convicts Receive the Lash. Montreal, Jan.

insubordination at the St. Vincent de Paul near Montreal, which has been in progress for months, till continues, and the authorities have r( sorted to flogging the rnost unruly prisoners, with the object of striking terror into the others. Two French-Canadian convicts, Boudrais and Cardinal, were flogged yesterday. Twenty hours before the lashing both convicts were placed In the dungeon, where they underwent a medical examination at the hands of the penitentiary surgeon, who declared that they were able to stand the punishment. The flogging took place in the round tower, around which are situated all the convicts' cells.

The triangle on which the prisoners were strapped was placed in the center of the tower, so as to be plainly seen by all. The convicts at work inside and outside the penitentiary were marched to' their cells. Three ot the guards were selected to apply I :111 ,1 A I IP. fr. a a '1 A N.

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