The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, November 30, 1899, Page 8, Image 8
1 November 3, 1899. I lia ; ,ier boVjf 'toll Lesson of Vice President , Hobart's Career. 1 IT ENCOURAGES AMBITION. Shows the Beneficence of Our Institutions. V . ' F'' " HENDERSON'S TKOUBLES BEGIN. Overwhelmed lr Conjrrnmmen Who Want CliUrmanlili Speculation i to the New Democratic Leader of ; the House MlN-onrl'i Claim For the Place Cliaueeii of the Four Candidates Oatrniteona Treatment f Schler Sp Inl Washington Letter. lacing out; of the congressional dele gation selected to attend the funeral of Vice President Iloltnrt, in going to and returning from Puterson, N. J., I re flected a good deal upon what I saw and heard, and my conclusion Is that the chief lessou to bo learned from his career Is the lieneflceiico of onr Amer ican institution and the wondrous op portunities they. afford the young,' the brave, the capable, the industrious, the resoluteun old lesson, It is true, but one that cannot be told too of teu. . Here was a lauu who begun life a coun try schoolteacher and who 84 years ago went to Paterson to study law with only $1.50 capital who at the early age of 55 dies worth a million and holding the second olllco wlthta the gift of a free people, whoso funeral is attended by the president and his cabinet, by the supreme court, by a quorum of the ttcnate, by a large number of represent atives and by tho authorities of his na tive state, and whoso death is sincerely mourned by the nation at largp.'- In no other country could such a "scene take place, and the fact that it can take place here Is the greatest Incentive to human exertion. Mr. llobart was the sixth vice presi dent to die in otllce, the live others be ing Georgo Clinton, Klbrldge Gerry, William It. Kiug, Henry Wilson and Thomas A. Hendricks. Only four pres idents have died in ollice William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, 1 Abraham Lincoln and James A. Gar Held, the two latter having been assas sinated. Mr. Hobart magnified his of fice that Is, ho increased its dignity and prestige both by clearly recogniz ing the vice president's anomalous po sition Id our governmental machine and by discharging the perfunctory duties of his station with tact, in dustry and Intelligence. I think that Mr. Hobart presided over the senate more constantly than any of his prede cessors. Why I do not know. I canuot imagine a more noporlflc performance, rerhaps Mr. Hobart was bothered with Insomnia and listened to senatorial spceehmaking to induce sleep, or it may have been that he enjoyed the aristocratic atmosphere which is sup posed to pervade tho chamber of the ancients. Perhaps It was a conscien tious notion that ho wos paid fH,0()rt per hnnum to preside and that he ought to earn his money. Who knows? The Mne of Sncocmilon. It's an ill wind that blows good to ; nobody, and two amiable and illus- j trlous statesmen are leneftted some what by tho departure of Mr. Hobart Hon. John Hay, secretary of state, and Senator William P. Frye of Maine. Senator Frye will, as president pro tern, of tho senate, receive an extra sal ary allowance of . 53,000 per annum aud will enjoy certain other extraordinary privlleges-Iuter alia, that of making certain desirable appointments of J friends to ofll.v, t Colonel Hay's iswltion is better, be cause he Is now heir apparent to the presidency. The line of succession un-' til recently was vice president, presi dent pro tent, of the senate and speak er of the house. As, during the long vacation, there is usually neither pres ident pro toui of the senate nor speak er of the honse, there were only two lives between the government and an nrchy. Indeed, when General Garfleld was killed, there Is'ing neither presi dent pro tern, nor shaker, only one life l (General Arthur's) stood between the government aud anarchy. After that the line of succession was changed so as to go from vice president to secre tary of state and on down through the cabinet In order of the date of the cre ation of the various departments. So that usually now we have nine or ten lives between us and anarchy. A wise change certainly. "In the Is'gliinlng God made round . holes and three cornered holes," said Rev. Sydney Smith, who was more wit than preacher, "and he nlso made round people and three cornered peo ple to fit In them, but the tmnbl Is I hat the round people have got Into the A . i . , . . . . . Lnr i'.hree cornered holm and tho three cor- ,iered people into the ronnd holes, and lolKHly ftta. The chances are that cneral David Bremner Henderson. , ipeaker that Is about to be, would rtiake his Alfer Havy that Sidney was icurrect la his diagnosis of the case. ' The general's rooms at the Norman- 1 a lie are jusi now ino aiecca or nspir ( .j jng statesmen In the more numerous g ji , ifanch of the federal legislature. There are RT1) of thein besides the gen j vral hlmclf, and the chances are that I Jt each and every one of them was glv ! en carte blanche In choosing commit- )ce places there would be 3f9 ch!r- men of the committee (on ways and ' means. Perhaps a few very few of the most modest ones might select oth er big chairmanships, but It's a ten to one wl.ot that the vast majority would unhesitatingly, aye, gladly, assume the Krave duties and vast responsibilities of the ways and means chairmanship. What's more, a great many of them, If given a chance, would rise equal to the occasion, for Americans have an astounding adaptability,, to any situ ation in which they may find them selves, civil, military or commercial. ' The Democratic Leader. Old stagers hero say that the situ ation touching the -speakership con test Is anomalous. The strange thing about It in that the Republican nomi nation, which means high honor, im mense power, a snug place in history and $3,000 extra salary per annum, Is and for mouths has been settled defi nitely, while the Democratic nomina tion is .the. object of the unibltlon and rivalry of at h ast a quartet of, palpitat ing statesmen who openly avow their yearning, while perhaps a dozen more have lightning rods concealed about their persons ready for erection aud exhibition on the least 'persuasion, the slightest pressure or the faintest call. As to the Democratic leadership in the house, only one thing Is cocksure, and that Is that the man who receives 80 votes Is a winner. lie may win With less. . Originally 172 antl-Kepublieans were elected to the Fifty-sixth congress The, places of Settle of Kentucky aud Ermentrout of Pennsylvania are va cant, leaving 170. One of these is a sll vcrlte, three or four are Populists and two or three fuslonlsts.' These may or may not uttend the Democratic cau cus. There are four entries for the Demo cratic leadership Do Armond of Mis souri, Klchaidson of Tennessee, Dnuk hend of Alabama and Sul.er of New York. F.aukhead's the oldest, Bulzcr tho youngest. Itichardson the tallest, Do Armond the smallest, physically, not menially. 'Professionally, they stand one farmer to three luwycrs. 'Geographically, there are one north easter, two sothrons, one south wester, j . Politically, all are Chicago platform Democrat. ' , Mimionrl'N Claims. . As Missouri is the greatest and most populous state in the I'nioij. that in variably gives her electoral vote to tho Democratic presidential candidate, I think she is cutitled to this honor, which may appear empty now. but which will land the recipient of the nomination in the speaker's chair in the next congress, and, as Dc Armond is Missouri's only candidate, he ought to be nominated. While I would not disparage the claim of any candidate or any state or cast suspicion on tho fealty of any gentleman or of any section, it is nevertheless true that In the public mind Missouri is more intimately as sociated with the Chicago platform and thi crusade for the restoration of silver to its ancient place of honor than is any other state, and for that reason also this honor should come to her, De Armond being her sole candi date on tills occasion. It would be a splendid, graceful and well merited tribute to the precious memory of Silver Dick Bland to nomi nate a Missouri Democrat of his way of thinking, nnd Mlssonrl presents De Armond to the caucus of the commit tee on resolutions at the far resounding Perth) Springs convention, which made possible the Chicago platform of 1S!H5. With a Missouri. for leader, the world will not have to be told that the party has taken no backward step on the silver issue. The old proverb hath it "Good wine needs no bush to proclaim it." Neither docs a Missouri Democrat need any certificate of political good character. Not only are Mlssourlnns faithful and ardent, but, what's more, they are in creasing. The next census will gls Missouri three or four additional con gressmen and presidential electors, all Democrats, therefore imperial Missouri ought to have this leadership nomina tion us an acknowledgment of her growth In grace nnd good works. The star bf empire on its perpetual western journey having shed Its light on Iowa long enough to make General David Bremner Henderson's pathway to the speakership plain, It Is entirely meet and In keeping with the eternal fitness of things that his Democratic conetitor should be a Mlsnoorlun, in this Instance De Armond. Chance of the Candidates. The four competitors for this honor will enter the caucus neck and neck. No one will have a lead pipe cinch on It. Geographical location ought to give it to the Missourinn, but Hichardson's tact may win or Bankbead's luck, or it may eventuate In the nomination of Sulzer, a Tammany brave, but an out and out silver Democrat. Qnlen.sabc? The vote being about eVenlyifUyldi1?! If the contest Is prolonged, Imrtiruhirfy If bitterness is engendered, the unex pected may happen once more, and none of the fonr may get It, bnt some dark horse may secure the prize. Whether It will bring happiness to the possessor who may know? At a great banquet I once asked John Sherman, by whose side I was sitting, how he regarded in the retrospect his loss of the speaker ship, as a calamity or as a blessing In dlsgnlse. After diving down deep Into his troubled memory he replied absent- mindedly: "Sometimes one way, some times t'other. Who Mas It that kept me from being speaker?" All regret the untimely death of Con gressman Evan B. Settle of Kentucky, because he was universally regarded as one of the growing men of the house. It was believed that he had a long and brilliant career liefore him. He had a hard berth to fill, that of rep rescntatlve from the far famed Blue Grass district, which has ab urlie con tllta been presented by men of ap proved enacity and fetching elo quence. I doubt If any other district In America ever sent so many Illustri ous men to the honse of represents- tlves. Settle bade fair to rival the best of his predecessors. 'so Hon. Lon V. Stephens, chief mag Istrate of imperial Missouri, there will come during his term one of the happi est experiences that ever fell to the lot of a governor since governors were first Invented, and that is to ay off, count and destroy the hist state bond evidence of Missouri Republican raS' cality, maladministration and deviltry, I most heartily congratulate his excel lency upon being governor when that auspicious day shall dawn, ne is a na tive of the state, was state treasurer, ami both as treasureV and governor has contributed all he could to this fe licitous consummation.- The magnifi cent commonwealth of Missouri is to be heartily congratulated that In a lit tle more' than a quarter of a century from the date of the return of Demo cratic supremacy she will have re moved every visible sign of the wild saturnalia held within her borders by Republicans during their brief and ra pacious rule. Nowhere else did the Republican carpetbaggers and scala wags hold such high carnival as they held In Missouri, for no other state was so rich In resources. Their reign was short, but it was unspeakable while It lasted. It burned Itself into the recol lections of men. In eight years they plundered the state of $20,000,000, to say nothing of the hundreds of mllllona out of which they skinned the counties, townships, cities and towns. Foul birds of prey in human form came from the four points' of the compass to fatten and batten on a prostrate state. Yet there are certain Simple Simons who dream of Missouri becoming Re publican. She will not do so as long as man retains the faculty of memory. Never! The older citizens rcmcmbqr vividly the awful nightmare of Repub lican misrule, when grand larceny was tlio'fashion among officeholders. When the last Republican bond Is paid off and burned, we will have such a jubilee out there as will startle the man in the moon. We invite honest men everywhere to jubilate with us on this example of "applied Democra cy." We will put the big pot in the little one, kill the fatted calf and pre pare a feast lit for Lucullus or Epicu rus. The year wc burn the last bond Missouri will give lOO.OOO Democratic majority. Our example of "applied Democracy" is this: In 24 years we have paid off nearly ?2,tKX),000 state bonded debt and at the same time have reduced the tax rate 75 per cent. Match that performance who can. Mnrjlmul Redeemed. There's no il:i-e like the old plate, the place where we vrra boni, Whore wc opened firrt our eyelids to the glories of the morn. This great truth is illustrated by tho following iKxHicnl editorial in the St. Louis Republic, written, no doubt, by Colonel Joseph A. Graham, managing editor, who was born and bred in the bailiwick of Arthur Pue Gorman. Colonel Graham's editorial is not poet ic in form, but it contains all the po etic fire of a great lyric. What it lacks in elegance it makes up in emphasis. It is a regular poetic cock-a-doodle- doo over the result in Maryland and i nnn In this wise: "The spoilmcn's heel is off thy deck, Maryland, my Maryland! Old Lowndes was jolted In the neck, Maryland, my Maryland: The Democrats have made a coup; Republicans are in tho soup. Throw out your chest and give a Whoop, Maryland, my Maryland!" It would appear that Colonel Gra ham's muse has been keeping compa ny with Tom Sharkey, Jim Jeffries and other eminent professors of "the padded fist philosophy," bnt she leaves i.othing for explanation in the voicing of her jubilation. A K'iil,licun Lie. Certainly the baldest and most pre posterous lie ever told since Ananias and Snpphiru had that ill starred land transaction is that the Wilson-Gorman tariff bill was a free trade measure, aud yet not a week passes scarcely a day-In which some Republican editor does not repeat that foul slander. Of course they know they are lying like a gas meter, but they keep on at it. It's their beastly nature, 1 suppose, and they can't help it. Now le It known once and for ull I that the Wilson tariff bill, which Gro- i vcr Cleveland aptly characterized as "an act of jieriidy," carried un average tariff duty of about 40 mt cent. The ! trouble M idi the thing was that It con- i talued not too mucb, but too little, free trade, and fi.-c traders voted for it be- j cause it did cut down the McKinlcy bill rates SNr cent and lxciuse it was all Hie rcducticu they could get. They voted for It holding tl ir noses. One of the lin-xjilicable mysteries and pnzzles of our times is the outrageous treatment accorded Rear Admiral Schley by the navy department,, head ed, by Secretary John D. Ixing, ex gov ernor of Massachusetts. Schley un questionably gained the battle of San tiago, and, if was n glorious victory, which practically ended the Spnnisn war in the fashion In which Dewey began it at Msnila. All the mean, pet ty iHTseeutlon of the navy department raunot deprive him of the high honor to which he is entitled. The average American citizen endeavors to lie Just nnd fair, and his verdict Is that Schley should have bis full meed of praise as Admiral Dewey has his. Noliody but Rear Admiral Crowninshlcld seems disposed to disparage Dewey's Immor tal performance. Kvcryliody Is to be discredited, everything is to lie warp ed, to place on Sampson's brow laurels which do not belong there of right. Wherefore? Nolssly npfs-ars to be ablo to explain tho enigma. One thing dead stirc-the pi'rsecutlon of Schley for gaining a great victory helped the Democrats redeem Maryland, my Ma ryland, i FOR SALE liy the Knight Grocery & Meat Co. ' 008 512 No. Hth St.? phone 407. Lincoln, Neb. TURKEYS TURKEYS TURKEYS in our south meat market window in a 25-lb white turkey: there is also a glass of beans and peas and with every pur chase of one dollar you get one guess on' tne number of peas and beans in the glass; the person guessing the nearest will get the largo fat turkey free on Wednesday evening.. Store open until 0:.'10 Wednesday night. OTHER GOOD THINGS. 4 quart cranberries. . .......... ,10c Lots of fine celery. ' 41bs new shelled popcorn for.'. . .... ..10c (Guaranteed to pop tine.) 21bs ginger snaps.....: ;.. 15c 7 spools Coats' thread ; ...25c (Any number or coior) Has anv merchant, in th eitv sold -nn 7 spools of Coats' thread for 25c in the last three years outside of the Knight Grocery? ' Good oranges, per dozen ,20c Faney apples, per peck . .155c Good apples, per peck, 20c, 25c and 30c. Without exception we have the finest lot of corn fed turkeys and chickens ever shown by us: it will pay voa to see ours before buying. Fine frosh oysters. 4 cans Beatrice corn 25c 4 cans early June peas. 25c 4 enns wax or string beans 25c 4 3-lb cans pumpkin 25c 3 cans salmon .25c 2 cans Columbia river salmon T.25c 2 cans pears 25c 2 cans new plums 25c NUTS NUTS. Shell barks, new, per peck . . . .' .'S5e Black walnuts, new, per peck 30c large hickory nuts, new. per pock. .30c Fine sweet potatoes, per peck. 25c Less price in large quantities. ' ! TJ1.U KNIGHT GROCERY. $5 A- MONTH. DR. McCREW, SPECIALIST, Trtatisll Forms of " DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF MEN ONLY. 22 Yean Experience. 12 Vearsl n Omaht. Medicina unit traar.. TTlRflL sent cvppvv hoRi by Mail or Exprek.. Q t. T htt MTllfltl ih.. rt.a a. ONLY $5 A MONTH. . HOJIETREAMltST that mm sand savee yon tlm nnd monev. KLEVTKICITV -AKD MFIMCA'. tre.it to ",S combined in oil cases whw i .,dvin able. Varicocele, Stricture. SvyhfiS in all Its stages. Loss ol Vino and Mtaiii'. cpsimmI from abuM or- Excemcs, Wtakiiei-. ml JDih ordra of KUIhpv tind Kindlier. CURES GUARANTEED " all ( urM case diaries low. book ! ree. Consultation and Kxatnlnation Tree Office hour. 8 a. m. to 6. 7top.m. Sunday 8 to la. DR. MCCREW P. O. Box ". Offlro N. E. Comer of 14th and Farnuin St.., OMAHA, WEB. RUDQE.& MORRIS CO. Largest mail order house in the west of Furniture, Hardware, Carpets, Draperies, Queensware. Our new. catalogue just issued. If you have not received it j ust send for one. Your money will buy more here than af any other house furnishing store in Lincoln THANKSGIVING Furniture 115 No. 230 -ide Hoard top 22x42 inches, solid oak, golden fin ish; 14x24 beveled mirror, good value at $ir; our ricc 1 2.50 where for 18, our price 2 GAPES ABSOLUTELY FREE Oil Friday, December. 15th at 5 p. m. we will give abso lutely free one $25.00 seal plush cape and one $12.00 seal plush cape, " Enquire in cloak and suit department. for fur ther particulars. The Second, the Last and the Largest Special Fur Display and Sale of the Season will be held in the float and suit department on December 1st, 2d and 4th. An opportunity to save at least 10 per cent on Xinas furs and then you can't help but procure something entirely new for the showing consists of manufacturer's this season's samples.' Manufacturer's sample jackets, suits, ulsters, etc., at ONE THIRD OFF. Manufacturer's $7.50 .sample Pkid skirts at One-Third Off. Special Dress Splendid quality half wool plaids in bright color combinations, exceptional values per yard A lino of all wool henriettas and wool our price, per yara.. Elegant quality all wool imperial serge, wool armure in tull line of tmades unmatchable values, per yard All wool novelty dress goods 45 inches wide, heavy quality, regular 05c grade, our price, per yard ." Bright finished blistered crepons in stylish patterns, $1.00 quality, this week, per yard 50 inch black cheviot serge, extra quality, worth 1.00, this week, per yard Hosiery Women's hose, cotton and wool mixed, seamless.'double heel and I C toe. a pair. ... . ." . . I Uu Boys' extra heavy fleece lined cot ton bicycle hose, lxl rib, extra double knee, spliced heel and 0C A toe, a pair .Lvv Men's extra heavy mixed cotton socks, seamless, double heel Q I Q and toe, a pair 0 I "Oil WVre Sole Lincoln Agents for, Buiteiick's Patterns & Publications tfetdAcm iflU , h . ii . ji in -j (trm,r,m nail - JTT y -it fc4.nriin,Hi jii,luti No. 2:53 Side board top 22x42, go den oak finish, 14x24 in. French plate bevel mirror, sold every n No. 3 Solid oak, cane seat, golden finish dining chair. We have 25 dozen only to sell at 90c each- .$14 Special to Close OUT 7 Garnet Base Burners for hard coal only; full nickle trimmed. No. 15 - 55 inches high, 12 in. fire pot, worth U25. wo have O I one, to close out at I No. lfl 57 inches high, 11 in. fire pot, worth m. We have ffOC one left to close out at.. ,...JtJ No. lfl-4'1 inches high, If! in. fire" pot, worth Wi. We have COQ five to close out at These stove have advanced in price, but we haven't room on our floor to show them and they must he sold this week. Goods Offerings 29c 39c 58c SOe 67e 75c , novelties, would be cheap at 50c, double warp, 48 inches wide also all Underwear Women's heavy ribbed grey cotton fleece lined regular . 25c grade, I C. this week, per garment, I 3 b Women's part wool vests and pants, natural grey, 50c grade, per gar- QQA ment OOu Boys' extra heavy, silver grey fleeced shirts find drawers, all ORa sizes, per garment LOv Our Catalogue is free Send for it x Lincoln, Nebraska. No. 5 An exceptionally good value, solid oak. cane seat, golden finish, embossed back, at $1.20 each- . i mm HUM No. 175- Solid oak extension table, goldea finish, heavy 4 inch legs, top 42 inches wide, 6 feet at &;.'0, 8 feet at S, 10 feet tO.,jO. We prepay freight on all shipments amounting to $5 or over for 100 miles and beyond 100 miles we allow the freight for the first 100 miles. H - :rr: A"