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'OMAHA DAILY BEE : 8ATOBDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1891.
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payers to death.
TJIK vigorous clipping of asylum
wln s will bo enthusiastically np ] > roved
by the taxpayers of the state.
IT is painful to observe thy lifelessness
of tlio Hlottor house troop these mellow
days of presentations mid parades.
GKKKUAT.I Economy has mounted the
legislative saddle. It remains to bo seen
whether ho will stiolc for thirty days.
THIS legislature paid a tender compli
ment to the Lenten season by encour
aging the fish committee in ltd labors.
Now lot Mr. Hill pronouneo for free
and unlimited silver coinage. Nothing
loss will restore democratic equilibrium.
Tim profound silence 'that envelopes
Fort Shuridan forms an olloctivo back
ground for the jubilant demonstrations
In the vicinity of-Fort Ililoy.
Tun report of the revival of an Indi
ana man after being boxed for burial dis
credits itself. The victim was neither
mi olllco holder nor a prospective ono.
THIS mention of congressman Dorsoy'a
name in connection with the treasury
portfolio is doubtless ono of those prac
tical rib-tieklofB to which the gentleman -
man is adicted.
Foil the next nix months Messrs. Dil
lon and O'Brien will enjoy a respite from
the strife of faction. But it is not likely
the anxiety of the government for their
welfare will fill thorn with admiration
Tun conclusions of the president , sec
retary ol war and commanding general
not only exonerate Colonel Forsytho
but effectually dispose of the claim that
the battle of Wounded ICnoo was a pro-
mcditutod "butchery. "
RissunsussiON is marching on in
North Dakota. The outlawry developed
by prohibition has forced the hotter
class of citizens to unite in remedying
an evil by striking a * , its source'and
Bubstltuting restrictive laws that will bo
sustained by public sontlmont.
THK bill to relieve the governor of
consideration of pardons is another
scheme to boat around the constitu
tional bush. The pardoning power IB
vested solely in the governor and any
attempt to shift the responsibility on
other shoulders is in direct conlllet with
the constitution. In the light of recant
experiences the legislature should bo
extremely careful in trilling with the
TltKlUi is no longer any excuse for
delay in granting Omaha sufficient force
for promptly handling the mails. The
final declaration of the census of the
state furnishes the postal department
the necessary data on which to base an
increase of force , and the state dclega
tlon should BOO to it that the city re
ceives the full quota ot carriers and
clerks to which it is entitled by law.
THK swell republican club of Pitts
burg appears as anxious to censure Senator i-
ator Cameron now as it was to elect him
a.few weeks ago. His vote nnd views on
the silver bill are not called in question ,
but his side speculation , in bullion is an
offense thatcannot bo condoned. "With
a. six year commission In his pockut , together
gothor with several snug margins , Mr
Cameron can snap his fingers at Pitts
burg and rcltorato iho immortal dial
longo of the Into Mr. Tweed.
THK experience ot other states should
servo as a warning to the legislature Ido
exorcise the greatest care in drafting Ir
rigatlon laws. The present dlsoussioi ! :
of the subject servos to enlighten mom -
bore oa the methods pursued in the
mountain states , but the conditions under
which Nebraska labors demand laws .
which , while developing irrigation , wll 11
not foster n monopoly of water rights.
This is the vital point. Under the ntlm-
ulus Of sudden popularity the IcffUliUuro
is liable to go too fur and grant rights
nnd privileges which would provo n per
manent menace to the prosperity of the
western countloa ,
Till } I'KOl'LK n'tLJ. KOT STAND IT.
The people of Nebraska are In no
mood to have themselves tnxod to pay
the attorneys' foes nnd incidentals of the
contest over stnlo ofllcos , The republi
can ami prohibition lawyers may have
agreed to saddle this or nordltmry
bill of expenses on the people of
Nebraska , but the legislature has
no business to carry out such
nn agreement. The whole contest was
nn imposition from the outsat , gotten up
by n.Bot of vindictive prohibition agi
tators and professionals for the purpose
of bol.storlng up a future campaign and
getting up capital for their party In the
campaign of 1892 In which they expect
to cut a wlao swath and soil out to the
highest blddor , as they did in 1881
when Blalno was sold out by St. John.
So far as the prohibitionists are con
cerned , their purpose has boon sub-
served by blackwashing Omaha nnd
building up a mountain upon a inolo
hill of facts. They wore adroit
enough to Involglo the Independ
ents into pulling their chestnuts
out of the firo.
The alliance has already been bled to
the tune of $1,200 by the foxy prohlb
agitators. They will hardly bo justified
in levying upon the taxpayers for the
pretentious claims of a gang of mounte
banks and olatherskltos who are trying
to work them for nil they can got.
It is true that the state officers whoso
places wore contested upon the most
shallow pretexts have incurred n great
expense in defending themselves , nnd
they have a right to expect to bo reim
bursed or have the expenses of their law
yers paid , but wo do not bollovo It is
good policy for the legislature to allow
their claims. It would bo paying a
premium for f rlvHous contests every time
some mercenary or Bovonth-rato lawyers
could induce defeated candidates to
enter upon a contest undernny trumped-
up chargof however absurd or baseless.
Such a precedent would bo dangerous.
'fllB LATK ADMlUAb I'OKTEtt.
Another of the men who did distin
guished service for the union in the civil
conflict nnd achieved world-wide re
nown , has passed away. David D. Porter -
tor , admiral of the navy , who died sud
denly in Washington yesterday , had a
notable and honorable career. His first
naval experience was in the service of
Mexico , but for moro than sixty years
ho was in the sorvlco of the United
States , attaining to the highest rank ,
lie had won honorable distinction before
the rebellion , but it was then ho found
opportunity for showing his ability as a
naval odlcor , and ho made n record that
will perpetuate his name as ono
of the 'most ' useful men in that
conflict Some have undertaken to dis
parage his well-earned fame , and ho
found it necessary to engage in several
controversies in defense of his record ,
always with results to his advantage.
Ilia operations at Now Orleans and
Vicksburg were of great value to the
union cause , and ho conducted thorn with
a skill and.courago which merited nil
the commendation ho received.
Admiral Porter was ono of the" most
earnest advocates of n thorough system
of coast defenses , not alone on the sea
board but on the Inkos nlso , nnd ho
wrote Inrgoly on this subject to show
how entirely wo wo'ro at the inorcy
of a hostile foreign fleet , pre
senting the matter in a stronger
light than almost any ono else
has done. Ho was nlso in favor of
an adequate navy , believing in the prin
ciple that although no danger threat
ened it is wise to bo always prepared.
His suggestions nnd recommendations
have had Influence with congress ,
though what has boon done is far short
of whnt ho advised. Admiral Porter
had reached the ripe ago of 77 years.
Few men in our naval annals did greater
service to the country , and his record ,
covering a period of moro than three
score years , will honorably compare in
scope and usefulness with Unit of any of
CLEVKLAKD'S SlLVMt VIEWS.
Shortly after his election to the presi
dency in 1881 , Grover Cleveland wrote a
letter on silver in which ho took decided
ground against increasing the coinage
of that metal and indicated what the
policy of the administration would bo
regarding silver. This enunciation , was
sharply denounced by a majority of the
democrats in congress , but undismayed
by this manifestation of party hostility '
to his views , Mr. Cleveland appointed as
his secretary of the treasury a pronounced
gold standard man , and at no time
during his administration was any favor
shown to silver. On the contrary the
policy of the treasury department under
Secretary Manning and his successor 1
Secretary Fairchlld , was distinctly 1f
antagonistic to that form of
currency. As far as practicable it was
withhold from circulation , and every
influence of the administration was exerted -
ortod to bring it'into popular disfavor.
There has boon no reason to suppose-
that the vlows of Mr. Cleveland had
changed since his retirement from the
presidency , nnd hence there is nothing
surprising in his latest utterance re
But Mr , Cleveland's letter to the re
cent mooting In Now Yirk to express
opposition to the silver bill pending in
congress has created widespread dis
affection toward him in his party. In
this letter tlio ox-prosldont is as explicit
in his opposition to the free coinage of f
silver na ho was in the letter written n
few months before ho becnmo president
in opposing the increase of the coinage -
ago of silver then proposed. And
his present onnunciation is denounced
no less rigorously than was his first ono.
Lenders of moro or loss prominence In
the democracy , nnd n few party organs ,
are proclaiming that ho cannot airnln bo '
the candidate of the party for the presl-
doncy.that n campaign with Cleveland aa
the standard bearer would bo hopeless ,
and that if ho should be nominated it
would bo useless to try to hold the party
in the west together in his support. The
letter appears to have created conster
nation among the democrats in congress
who are almost n unit in favor of free )
coinage , even so conservative a man as
Senator Carlisle ha\Jng voted for it and >
declared his belief that the experiment
will have to bo tried. What olloot Mr.
Cleveland's announcement of his
position on this question wlU
have upon the future course of the rep
resentatives of his party In congress is
problematic , but It would sooni from the
attitude they have tnlcon that llioy can
not well do otherwise than repudiate the
views of the ox-prosldont.
This circumstance glvoJ.'n changed
and somewhat more Interesting aspect
to the political situation. It Introduces
an element of discord in the democratic
ranks the working of which will bo
watched with decided Interest by men
of all parties. Tlio probability is that
it will tend to in'ako Mr. Cleveland
stronger with his party In the east and
\yoakou him in the west , "and possibly
also In the south. There is n , largo element -
ment in the party that will bo'
very likely to aggressively demand
Homo othnr man as thoCnmlldnto hi 1S32.
This olotnont may rally to Hill , al
though it is not known that ho outer-
tains vlo vs moro favorable to silver than
Cleveland. It is moro likely to seek u
woatorn man , but the difficulty will bo
to find ono that has availability even
in the west. The name of no western
democrat suggests Itself who coula
probably carry Now York or any of the
doubtful states. The democracy cannot
go south , even so far as Kentucky or
Maryland , for a candidate. But the
present fact of Interest to the republi
cans is , that while Mr. Cleveland is still
far In advance of a-ny rival in the presi
dential race his chances of winning are
not so good as they were n woolc ago ,
and the fresh disaffection ho has caused
in his party can hardly fail to work to
THK lOn'A ISSUE.
An Iowa republican congressman Is
quoted as saying that the republican
leaders in that state are willing to con-
ccdo license and local option in certain
localities where it must bodonoto retain
votos. It is charitable to assume that
the congressman is .misquotedbut if not ,
it is to bo hoped that ho misropVosonts
the fooling among the republican lead
ers in Iowa. It is not difficult to under
stand the perplexity of these loaders re
garding the policy which the party
should adopt toward thp prohibition
issue. Between the alternatives of taking
n position squarely against the policy
which Iho party has championed and
uphold for the past ten years ,
despite the fact that It has proven a fail
ure , nnd that of risking dofont by allow
ing the democracy to go to the people
with a demand lor the abandonment of
prohibition in" favor of a policy that will
not fail , it is conceivable that the poli
ticians may bo ombarassod as to which
to choose. But it is clear that the party
cannot relieve itself of responsibility or
gain any permanent advnntagoby ad6pt-
ing such a course as the congressman
The plain way for the republicans
of Iowa is either to adhere uncompro
misingly to their p.ist position or un
qualifiedly renounce it. They have
nothing to gain by a half-way
policy , or by trying to boat
the devil around the bush. The
proposal to concede license and local
option in localities where it must bo
done to retain votes is unworthy of the
republican party. It would bo a narrow
and questionable expedient , and the
party that should have recourse to it
could not hope to long retain the popu
lar support. It is not to bo believed that
the intelligent republicans of Iowa
would give their support to any such
plan , and it ' is questionable whether any
reputable 'loader of the party has the
hardihood to seriously urge it. The re
publican party of Iowa will have to
either stand by prohibition or repudiate
The most outrageous and damaging
report that has yet boon published in
any paper concerning Nebraska is pub
llshod under flaming headlines by the
World-Herald. It represents the people
of Keith county In a state of frenzied
desperation , brought on by starvation
and lack of fuel , and Bonds broadcast a
lurid description of a midnight attack by
these destitute people upon the Union
Pacific station nnd freight trains con
taining provisions and coal. The report
proves to bo what might have boon
known to any rational editor , n down
right fabrication. But our enterprising
contemporary , like the follow who tried
to lift himself over the fence by his
boot straps , resorts to such sensational
llbols upon the state under the delusion
that it can work up a circulation which
no paper over has boon able to sustain
without enjoying popular confidence
as a reliable medium of the news of the
day. But even if the report had been
true , the fact that it would work irreparable -
parable dnmngo to the reputation nnd
material welfare of Nebraska should
have deterred the paper from giving it
a conspicuous plnco and placing it under
bond-linos that would attract unlvorsa
The trouble is that a newspaper In the
hands of an amateur is like a gun in the
hands of a boy.
Tun eleventh hour payment of a portion -
tion of the deficit in the accounts of the
county commissioners from insisting 01
a full and complete settlement. The
law explicitly provides that no publi
money shall bo hold by the register ox
copt the amount necessary to pay clop
uty nnd assistants. The payment o
$1,000 , loaves a balance of $5,600 duo the
county. Add to this the surplus for th
remaining years of the term , nnd the
county will bo in the hole to Iho tune o
22,000 nt the end of three years , with i
1$10,000 bond : u security. The duty o
the commissioners is clear. They mus
protect the taxpayers by demanding i
full settlement up to the close of 1800
and insist on adequate security for th
payment of the surplus foes at leas
once a year ,
THE Union stockyards managomon
squelches the attempt to make tin
market a close corporation. All shippers
pors will in the future as in the pas
enjoy equal rights and privileges and nc
discrimination will bo tolerated. An ;
other course would bo fatal to the prosperity
pority of the yards and allied Interests
IT is to bo hoped Senator Mander
son's olTort to increase the approprhv
tlon for the now publio building tc
$1,200,000 will bo successful. Thn
would , in a measure , compensate Omaha
or the two yonrsVdolay in stnrtlng Iho
onstruotlon of th [ building , As n mat
er of fact , a puulKj building , fire proof
nnd constructed o [ frrniilto and tlurablo
tone that would ; imlcc for the wants of
Omaha for the no It oO years , cannot bo
milt for loss than $1,2.30,000. An $800-
iOO flro proof structure on n block 201
cot square would look rather dimlnu-
tlvo and would bo entirely out of propor-
lon , and within a few years It would
scarcely nccon&ointa ) Omaha na well as
the present po\tolllro building doos.
TIIK house appropriations committee
luls the knife tt > the root and draws
) lood with ovocy cut. The excessive
cost of maintaining state wards Justifies
the vigorous policy of retrenchment In
augurated by tho'jcommlttoo.
IT is apparent at this early day that
silver will bo a conspicuous factor in
icxt year's campaign. But there is no
"oason to bollovo that gold or groon-
> noks will bo'rejected by political pa
triots on that account.
IT is a mistake to suppose the Sumo-
sots wont to Lincoln to oncourngo the
rrlgatlon movement To the gonulno ,
full-blooded bravo , water Is a side issuo.
THEUE is a largo amount of room for
mprovoment in pushing the commercial
and industrial interests of Omaha.
POLITICAL or personal friendship
ceases to bo a virtue when the public
interests are involved.
Civilization in Working.
AVio 1'orfc Sun.
lion. American Horse seems to bo a
sensible sort of patriot lie says that the
copper-colored brothrou would like to ( jot the
federal ofllccs In their part of the country.
Hero is the chiinco to corral tuo Indian voto.
Expect Too Much.
A school commissioner In a neighboring
town was recently In dieted for assaulting a
colleague. Some of the school commissioners
of Now York city oufiht to bo Indicted
at once for murder murdorlnR the English
A. Man's a Man , Kc.
A'cui Yitrlc Ileraltt.
The high and mighty " 400" who constitute
Now York's best society , would fcol very
queerly If they were compelled to toll bow
their 400 grandfathers made their living. It
doesn't pay to monkey with genealogical
trees In this country.
Gallant 'Gone Fluid.
Roast Chicago nil you please nncl tomahnwlt
the world's fair monomaniacs ns you will ,
but presume not to utter a word or brcatlio a
breath against that Ineffable organization ,
the board of Indy managers 1 That's the pot
coru on the Chicago fMt
Colonel Champion S. Chase has invited the
next pan-American congress to meet nt
Omaha. The colonel produces a map and
shows that Omotin "t'sltho most central city
of the world. " "With ] tape line and a chro
nometer ho demonstrates that there is just as
much space north of hef as south of her , cast
of her as west of Wr ; und that the space east
nnd west of her is'about ' the same as that
north and south of hcrl She ts also ou the
sun's meridian half an hour before high
noon , standard titno : '
Elijah P. Fowler \Vhltewood and two
otbor republicans of Lawreaeo county who
were elected members of the Soutli Dakota
legislature were bounced by the domooratlc-
indopeiidont comblao. Hero Is an extract
from Mr. Fowler's farewell address to the
house : "Gentleman , I know that this scat is
mine , nnd I cannot pud do not bollovo that
nny manol ordinary Intolltgonco who has lis
tened to the elucidation of the evidence , both
pro and con , can help but know that this seat
is mine , and were Ha ploco of pronsrty of a
nature or kind that It were possible to betaken
taken from mo by any one man , gentlemen ,
there Is not ono among you who would dare
to attempt It , and if you did dare I would
either kill you or you would me , before I
woMld give up my possession. " *
A Picturesque Character.
Ono of the amusing and' interesting feat
ures of the present legislature is the patriotic
IIowo In the persistent introduction of bills
to protect the western farmer against the
usurious demands of wostcrn'baukers. As a
lively competition and a fair supply of cosh
makes it possible for , tbo farmers in Howo's
own bailiwick to procure raonoy on real es
tate security at 0 nnd 7 per cent per
annum , and from the bankers at 9 nnd
10 per cent per annum , It only deepens the
mystery. Church has donned his cocked hat ,
drawn on his top boots and is out gunning
in fact presents a decidedly romantic and
picturesque appearance. Howovor.-wo SUR-
gest that our nlllauco friends Ucop their
weather eye open toward the gay and defiant
avenger. Hols after too small game and is
in the wrong pasture. His dellaut declama
tion and horolo attitude border ou the spec
tacular , but It shall arrest and hold the at
tention of the legislature at the expcuso of
moro Important measures , why Church will
put oa his diamond and go homo.
They both wcrosqunrocroam.tlnted missives ,
Addressed In scarce readable liutid ,
But ono said , "Miss Knthoryn Mclvaucy. "
Ono , "Miss 1C. Muldonoy" Uid stand.
So who could bo blaming the postman ,
Whoso bag oversowed with lovo's ' lore ,
When ono ho gave out to the footman ,
Ono , left at the area door.
If ho happened , not-looking too closely ,
To leave for the heiress la state
The poor llltlo lovoiinUaivo Ilarnoy
Hud sent to the cook. Irish Kato ;
And gave to sweot'"rfochecked Katlo
The poem that Cupid hail meant
To draw from the lujartof the beauty ,
The love ho linof there was Impcnt.
"Dear you'ftupw I love you
I nocdn't nV ft moro ;
But toll moyou'Jl bo mine
And I'll \ < au Rold galore ,
Aud at yourjcct I'll all
My love ami riches pour ! "
Defective she kneW\7Ai the metro ,
But naught caredltio "holms for that !
The love light shone o'or herproud features
Ah , Cupid know whotiho xvos at I
"I'm rich ho Is pen 1' ' Iho said softly ,
"Nor dares drcauituls"lovo I'd rjuito. .
I know now ho loves mo I'll show him
Aly heart's In his keeping tonight , " _
Below stairs fair Katlo was reading
A letter that soared high ubovu
The little she know about syntax
But said not u word about lovo.
"Faith , this Oi don't call a love lo tort"
She cried , "Its all about HOWIIM
An' birds , an' the clouds , mi * tlio ID oozes I
Ol'vo washtecl well nigh oa two hours
A-tryln' to rado the quarovnln ! ? ;
But , Barney , yo wrote It so folno ,
It's about made mo think Ol'd best take yo
Tonight , fer mo own viUontolnol1' '
And tbo mistress that wooed her ) ioiulover :
\Vith shy , happy blush or the inilu
Ne'er know how the ( Jed had bofcolcd them
Or what a bly tricl ? ho hud played.
o Titr.n ti. i xim Tit A x o vn s.
Hy a majority of 03 tbo tiouso of commons
ejected Mr. Gladstone's religious disability
) lll , It WM not until 12(1 ( that Human Catho-
ics lu the United Kingdom were rollovoil
from the various penalties and disabilities to
kvhlch they hud boon subjected by tbo In-
oler.int legislation ot the sixteenth anil sev
enteenth centuries. They followed their re-
' | ROII | nt the risk of severe punishment , not
nlllctoO , but legally authorized , and at tbo
cost of complete exclusion from all share in
: ho government of the country. They could
hold no olllco under the crown , they could
not enter the house of commons , they could
not cast a vote , th oy hud no political rights
whatever. The repeal of the Test acts In
1823 , which the dukoof Wellington declared
would Infallibly send the country to the
' 'clomnltloti bow-wows , " removed the wont of
the discrimination against thorn , but there
remained two great ofllccs , the lord chancel
lorshlp and the vlcuroynlty of Ireland , from
which they were excluded , and It was the ob
ject of Mr. Gladstone's bill to remove tills
last vostlgo of the bigotry properly foreign
to the spirit of the times. There may bo
some plausibility in requiring that the lord
chancellor shall not bo n Homnn Catholic , on
the ground that ho h In a way the keeper of
the sovereign's conscience , but as to the other
onlco , the viceroyalty of Ireland , there is amore
moro plajstblo reason why a Itomun Cathollu
should hold it , seeing that three-fourths of
the Irish people are of that religion.
Leopold II , the Icing of Belgium , is a mon
arcU of exceptional qualities. There Is no
ruler hi Europe who is hfs equal In point of
accomplishments , ability and breadth of
mind. lie is tall , with n straight , well-built
figure. Ho has a voflncd face. Its features
are regular. The lower part of hl fnco is
sot off by a short brown board. Although ho
ts flfty-sovon years of ago , ho shows little
trr.ce of the sorrows and trials ho has boon
called upon to en Jure 111 his rclgn. Ho Is a
hardworkingmonarch. . Ha loads a most
regular life. Ha is refined In all of his tastes
and is devoted to study and the advancement
of his country. Ho is always in his
bed before 10 o'clock at night unless
kept by some special court function. As soon
as ho is out of bed in the morning ho drcssos
and goes out for a ride on horseback. Some
times this continues for an hour. Ho is al
ways out ot doors for half an hour at least ,
and in nearly all weathers. Thou ho comes
back to his bath and his coffnc , nnu at once
addresses himself to his work. This contln-
uos during the morning. Ho goes carefully
over every bit of his correspondence and the
papers laid before him by his ministers. Ho
nlso receives during the morning numerous
delegations. Ho Is an accessible man. Anyone
who has any real business with him finds no
trouble in gaining an audience. Foreigners of
position who wish to see him can readily
have nn 'Interview , when tbo demand is
formulated by their ministers. The morning
Is tnkon up with corrcsxiondonco nnd the re
ception of delegations. After bis second
breakfast the king goes back to his study nnd
works hard upon public business until dinner.
Ho Is nearly nhvnys at work. Occasionally
ho Is obliged to take part In the fotcs or royal
functions of the year. Thcsoaro almost his
only recreations. Even his evenings nro devoted -
voted to work. Ho is n student fond of
abstruse subjects , nnd Is thoroughly well-
vorscd in the literature of the day.
It seems to bo admitted that the new Ital
ian cabinet Is far from having a majority of
the chamber at its back. The elements which
combined to overthrow the old regime novel *
combined before , and are very likely to never
combine again. Prophecies are freely in
dulged in by tlioso who think they know ,
tliatHudlnl will bo out and Crispl In aealn
before another year rolls round , It Is certain
that tho-i doctors not. long ago voted by an
overwhelming majority to sustain the status
quo , nua they may take tUo earliest
possible opportunity to robulco the
representatives who are Hablo to
luivo to answer to the cbargo of misrepresent
ing the electors. If , however , the now order
of things continues fur a length of tlmo , sev
eral Interesting consequences are possible.
One of tlteso is a readjustment of the long
ti mo strained relations between the Vatican
nnd tno quirinnl.Q liudlnl signalized his
advent to power by doolaring that It is not
good policy to persecute the church. Just
what nnd how mucn he meant by that remains
to bo scon. If ho should Inaugurate a
policy looking to n reconciliation with the
nope , big events might swiftly follow. Lee
XIII. has shown on more than ono occasion amore
moro tractable spirit than was exhibited by
his predecessor. Pius IX. If some concilia
tory pb roses on ono side wcro to bo followed
by an apostolic benediction from the other
side , and thus tha feud between the spiritual
and tbo temporal power in Italy bo ter
minated , then , Indeed , Premier Kudlni's ad
ministration would bo rendered forever tnem-
It is not to bo supposed that even so In
formal an arrangement as the triple alliance
will bi hastily broken undorany now leaders.
Austria has followed Andrassy's policy since
tbo death of that statesman , and Bismarck's
foreign policy still prevails in the Gornan
foreign bureau. But the now ministers
have ; nevertheless , in each case to
fttco elements which make strongly for the
rupture of the alliance. The central part of
tbo agreement of 18S3 was the maintenance of
largo standing armies. In Germany wo have
nt present the spectacle of the cm-
poror himself loading n par
tially sentimental movement for
actual disarmament , and dismissing Ills gen-
eral-ln-chlef because the subject could not
aerco with the sovereign. In Austria the
people are restlvo under tlio taxes neces
sitated by the largo and idle army. In Italy
the maintenance of the present standing
armament was the distinct Issue on which
Crispl was overthrown. Those forces may
become Irresistible. The breaking up of the
triple alliance would bring Europe face to
fnco with now problems , or rather , perhaps ,
with old problems newly put. The question
will at once arlso whether Bismarck's idea of
international terrorism , as thoonly guarantee
for European peace , Is true or false policy.
The question must bo solved , sooner or lator.
Trio resignation of Ulsmarek was the tlrst im
portant stop towards its solution. The rise
of the now European policy In the cabinets of
the three governments may not improbably
force the hand of Europe.
The revolts against the Spanish govern
ment have of late years arisen mainly lu the
form of military mutinies. The government
of an infant king , under the rogonoy of a
queen mother , of course afford ) the mo-it on-
couratfinif environment possible to plots of all
kinds. But It is significant that the recent
plots in Spain have boon not at all dynastic ,
but avowedly republican , In their origin and
purpose. A close election at Harcolomi is the
pretext for thp present disturbance. 'Ihoro
scorns to bo no moro reason than there al
ways is la such oases for suspecting the gov
ernment to have favored unduly its own can
dldutos , but ( hut suspicion sufllced to have
sot on foot a formidable riot. It Is to bo ex
pected that this disturbance will bo sup
pressed , but it is also to bo expected that a
similar disturbance will ocour wnorovor
thcro is n similar provocation , und the
chances of the infunt king for a peaceful oc
cupation of the throne of .Spain do not seem
M > bo great.
Old , hut l/i-gul Tender.
Sonator-eloct Pefler Is a self-made man and
\vouhij > 3 his creator.
Hearts have wings on St. Valentino's day ;
They lly to each ether from fur nwny.
Anil hearts tbnt slph ono another to greet ,
On SU Vnlontlno'H day nro sure to moot.
It In singular that the 11 Ml saint to be can-
onlzod should have for his memorial n custom
is amusing anil sentimental as that which
mq made St. VtJontmo's day ono of general
observance In nil civilized countries. St.
Valentino was agoutloand charitable Chris-
: lan bishop who for the great crlino of con
verting the pagans wo * tlrst beaten cruelly
with clubs ana then buhcadcd. Ills martyr
dom occurred In 270 , In the rulgn of Murcttt
Aurollus Cliitulliis , upon February 1-1. As a
saint ho Is supposed to have special power In
cases of opilopty , Thcro was rn'ctod to his
memory u church In Komo by I'opo Julius ,
called the church of St. I'rnxiutcs , and the
gate to the city was named 1'orta Valentin !
after the good bUhop.
Now comes the modern hUtorlnn to Inform
us with duo gravity and some imtliorlty that' '
the day and custom antedated St , Valentino
mid was n papnn holiday of thu Saturnalia
anil l.uperealii , the first tbo annual holiday of
the slaves , the last a lestivtil held In the
month of February in honor of two heathen
( leltlos , Pan and Juno , says the Detroit Free
Press. The custom of tbo day was a lottery
lu which the names of young women worn
drawn from iv box by the young men. The
drawing resulted in nn attachment or com
panionship which lasted mull the next ob
servance of the day. These customs con
tinued until Francis do Sales , In KliX ) or
thereabouts , substituted tno uatnos of saints
In the lottery box , ivhlch rollned andploui
custom still exists in old nnd devout fami
lies In Italy. It is the only religious feature
that over attended tUo festival which has for
Its origin the pagan love of morry-maklng.
Snmervttte Journal ,
A dainty little thing , of lace
And ribbons quaintly fashioned ,
A picture of a girlish face ,
A bit of verse impassioned ;
This was the tentler valentine ,
1 sent my love to show her
My wish to link her life with mine
Now ns my wife nil know hor.
A dainty little thintr , with lace
And ribbons all about It ;
An innocent , sweet baby fnco , ' K
My oldest who could doubt It !
This Is the tender valentine
That now wunt makes you wink so 1
Her valentine surpasses mine ,
Now , honest don't you think so !
How tliu 4ob Do It.
If you are a swell young man , anxious to
do just the correct thing in valentines toward
your best girl , dou'tscml nny. That is , don't
send any of tUo ordinary kind.
This ndvico comes from headquarters
Ward McAlistor reports the Continent.
"Send a lady some pretty trlllo appropri
ate to tbo day , something that can bo iuit to
some use and that docs not smack of the rus
tic simplicity that the '
M-lovo-you' cards do ,
and you will not make yourself ridiculous
In fact , you will bo perfectly correct. Or
you could go even n stop further and not
transgrem beyond the bounds of strict social
mlos. You could send a Indy n bouquet of
cut flowers , with something pretty in the
way of verses concealed bctwoen the louves.
She would consider such u valentine a com
pliment. But not nn ordinary 'you are my
queen' land of affair. Anything but that , if
you want to bo considered a person who is lit
to move in the highest circles. "
/Jr. Donnr ,
"Hall , Bishop Valentino , whoso day this is I
All the air Is thy diocese ,
And all the chirping choristers
Aud other birds are .thy parishioners. "
As to a hungry darky's heart
The melon on the vine
So is the sight of you to me ,
Set the Fashion.
The first vaiontuio overwritten was penned
by Charles , duke of Orleans , \vho was a cap
tive In England at the time. It leaves the im
press of bis character , and the ago of chivalry
in which ho lived , and the quaint French ,
rhymes compare well with our Hno modern
Olil AVnys the IJest.
In the south formerly society people al
ways gnvo a "Valentino "party , " says Ward
McAllister in the Continent. This has been
superseded by n Twelfth Night ji.irty in Now
York nt least , but I can't soy that tbo change
has bcon so much for the better. The Valentino
tine parties were always picturesque affnirs ,
and It would perhaps bo n good thing to go
back to thorn railior than keep up the cele
bration of Twelfth Night.
The party was always given In the house of
ono of the loading society ladies. Upon enterIng -
Ing you would bo baiidcd n basket tilled with
suniod envelopes. From these envelopes you
would select ono nt random , and Inside on u
card would bo written thomunoof almly. Old
dowagers never figured. Any hostess who
should huvo caused the name of any young
lady who wasn't ' young and pretty to bo
written on tbeso cards woula have insulted
her male guests and lost her social prcMigo.
But , then , there wore always plenty of young
and pretty girls In tlio south , so. that there
was no need of takinc chances. However ,
to proceed with the party. After you took
your envelope you could claim the lady
whoso nntno was written ou the card for tbo
Sumo Modem Valentines.
Kew Ywlt'nrltl. \ .
An Ivory paper cutter , on which is written
with a drawing pen , "NoOmifo can cut our
love In two. "
Stamp boxes , paper weights nnd blotters ,
all tied with ribbon , on which Is painted , "To
my Valentine. "
Violets still hold their own ns the floral
decoration. ' The tender meaning which the
sweet little liowor conveys makes it appro
Broad ribbon bookmarks with "Thoro Is
nothing half so swc-et In llfo ns Lovo's young
dreams" written on the ribbon with n drawIng -
Kuttonuole bouquets for mon are of a few
violets made in the shape of a heart , and the
valentine souvenir for each man may bo a
scarfpin representing n tiny Cupid.
A very useful ono is n penholder. Some of
these bnvo u gilt leather as a handle , tied
with ribbon , nnd painted oA tlio ribbon is ,
"Look , then , into thiuo heart and write. "
Cardboard cut in tha shape of a largo heart ,
a layer of wadding over the top , and this
sprinkled with sachet powder and covered
with whlto cropo. In gilt lettering put
"Pansies are lor thoughts ; thosu are for my
Valentino. ' '
Tnko two pieces of cardboard nnd cover
with any aollcato shade of silk , Tie together
with ribbon , but cut another piece of cnrd-
board lu tbo shape of n small heart , silver it ,
pusta It neatly onto tl > o silk card but In such
a way that it will lift up , und Inside put a
tluy pluturo of yourself.
Ono of the daintiest valontinoi is a jewel
case miido of silk , In the exact Imitation of a
cap. This verse goes with It :
I nui pining for u lover ;
I huvo long had ono in view ,
What If you should now discover
1 have sot my cap for you <
This Valentino's the
day telegraph com
panies will Imvo to light against some
strong competition , OA a now corporation is to
mnko Its appearance , namely , Tlio Cupid Un
ion telegraph company. St. Valentino's general -
oral manus'ur , Mr. Wollwlshor , u president
The telegraph blanks arc In the usual form.
The envelope has n tiny figure of Cupid done
lu bronze In thu comer.
Drake's MngaMno ! A felloe of Infinite
jest makes the hub tired.
Drako's Magazine : DloWnclitnm Ktioln-
looking out for trlcblnm.
Blnglminpton ItopuMtcant Whnt'a ' tho.
inattcrwitli a peed drnugiiLsinnn/or sponkor" ?
of nn nisombly I No ono could 11 ml fault with
his rulings ,
Yonlcor's Statesman i The chiropodist's '
lot Is not n Impiy | ono. Ho begins nt the foot
and never guts imy higher ,
Fllogcndo Blncttor : "Say , Llsotto , why
Imvo you given your mistress notice tbnt you
nio going to leave ? "
" 1 can't stand her nnv longer. Slio is n
U'npnerlmi , nnd I nm ilovoted to the old
master ) . "
Martha's Vineyard Hornld ; You cun't toll
how valuable n girl's nlTcctlcns nro until you
are sued for blighting them.
Puck-'MIow the wind whistles 1" "Yes ,
but It doesn't whlstlo 'Little Annie
Hoouey. ' "
St Joseph News : The man wtio tunrrlo.i a
soubrctto nnd dctnnndsthntshu roiiounco her
profession Is ono kind of stage robber.
Mrs. Tomdlk Whnt do you think of my
now bonnet ) Tonulik Isn't ' It rather small I
Mrs. Tomdlk Oh , yes ; but then I don't
intend going to the theater any more this
.Sill Irthe Tribune.
"Say , " remarked a mnn to the butchorof
whom ho purchases his dally supply of meat ,
"that last piece of steak I boughtof you must
Imvo been from a uteor old enough to vote. "
"Was it toiiKlit" Inquired the mnn of moat.
"Tough I Well I should sny It was. t
could hardly cut It. "
"Oh , is that nil I Well , you ought to have
hoard another man kicking a day or two ago.
Ho bought n plcco that ho said was so tougb
ho couldn't got his fork in the gravy. "
I'ntentXIiry Worn Ulglitly Nnincd.
"Tho growth of tlio patent ofllco business
Is very remarkable , " observed Dlnwlildlo.
"Yes , " replied Mrs. Dlnwlddlo. "ovory-
thliiK Is patented nowadays , oven lawyers. "
"What ou cnrla do you moaiij"
"Woll , 1 saw a sign on un olllco down town ,
'Hobb A Stcclo , patent lawyers. ' "
I I * < i8/i / ( > i < / ( < m . int.
Shn Is such n merry and musical inalil
With melody nil she Impresses 1
And oven her dressmakers rourdly nro paid
For accordion ploaU In her drossoj.
/ / / / Frtderlfls Cowtcttttu Harbcrtn Dmhc't
Beneath my ulster's sheltering cape ,
Her soft whlto hand on my arm was laid ;
A smooth little hand of tempting shape ,
Whoso slightest touch my heart oboyod.
AVe walked In silence along the street ,
My hand held HITS , but nobody know.
She sighed , then murmured In accents sweet :
"I like this season's style ; don't you ) "
T.l/CBA' 2' NCUTfj.lXJt
Dillon nnd O'Briou Treated Courlo-
oiiHly l > y tlio 1'olico.
LoN'nox , Fob. 1 ! ! . [ Special Cablegram to
Tun BIE. ] The Folkestone train by whloh
Messrs. Dillon nnd O'Brien wcro traveling
In charge of an.Hoscort of police , arrived at
Churrlug Cross railway station at II : 10 lost
night. Colonel John P. Nolan , M. P. , John
O'Connor , M. P , , and a crowd of friends who
had boon notified of the arrest , were In wn
Ing nt the station , nnd ns the train came to n
standstill at the platform they boslcgod the
carriage which contained the two monitors
of parliament who were in custody. The
most cordial greetings won ) exchanged be
tween tbo prisoners and their friends , all
parties being courteously treated by the
police. Inspector Llttlcchild of Scotland yard ,
who was In the carriage ns the police escort ,
after a pause sulllclent to nllovv Messrs' . Dil
lon und O'Brien to reeolvo the proutfnga of
their friends , escorted hU prisoners to a
carriage which was In waiting nnd they wcro
driven to Scotland Yard.
During the tliuo Messrs. Billon nnd
O'Brien wore held In custody at Scotland
Yard , Mr. Parnell , Sir. Thomas Sexton , Sir
Thomas Ksmondo nnd Sir Henry i'oscoo
called there to see the two prisoners.
Came toTJftj in His Collln.
EVAXSVIM.K , Ind. , Fob. 18. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tim BKI : . ] Bryuu Coins , a farmer
who lived Just beyond the city limits , was
supposed to have dlod on Monday uftornoon
at 8 o'clock after a long illness duo to lung
trouble. At midnight the watchers who were
dozing In their chairs wcro aroused by a
mulllodnoiso in the direction of tbo coninnn&
lifting the cover up found the supposed dead
man with his oycs open. Ho was hastily
lifted from the casket und put in bed nnd re
storatives applied. Ho lived until this morn
ing , when ho again closed his eyas. Tbodoo-
tor.s say life Is certainly oxtlnct now.
Myrthu'fl First Appearance.
NBW Yoiiit , Fob. Hi. Hipecial Telegram to
TUB Br.K. ] Sara Bcrnburdt's big Danish
hound , Myrtha , made Its first nppcaranco ou
nny stage ut the Garden theater , to the great
astonishment of the nudlcnro who wan
watching the flrst act of "La Tosca. " It
scoms that the nc tress keens the dog lu her
dressing room whoa she Is nt the theater.
Ho walked on tlio stage from tlio promptsldo
and licked his mistress1 hand. The play
came to a stand-still Instantly. The actress
took him by the collar and led him off. Then
she came back nnd llnishod the act.
I'criHlicd lu the FlaniCH.
OTTAWA , Ont. , Fob. 19 , Mrs. La Franco
and her two grand-children wcro burned to
death In a house near tbo vlllugo of St. Al
bert , and Mr. La France was so badly injured
that ho will dlo.
CUICAOO , Fob. 1 ! ? . Mary Ann Reunion and
Mrs. ICelioe , two old women living alone in u
shanty , worn suffocated to death this morn
ing by the burning of their dwelling.
StimniNlilp Arrival * .
At London Tlia Baltimore from Balti
more ; the Missouri Iroin Baltimore.
At Philadelphia The British Prince from
Liverpool ; the Switzerland from Ant
At Southampton The Travo from Now
At Now York The Wostornland from
Antwerp ; the Clrcausslnn from Glasgow.
AYKII , Mass. , Fob. Hi. President Hartwell
has received a letter from the missing cash
ier , Spnulding , In which ho states that tlio
money ho took for four years from the bank
was lost in speculation. It is stated this
ovonlncr by the examiner that the loss of tha
First National bank is apparently ubout
J27.000. _ _
Murdered lor Ills Mnnny.
CASWi.Toy , N. D. , ; Fob. 13.-J. B.Flctt ,
agent of the North won torn elovntor at Arthur ,
near hero , was found murdered und robbed.
The murderer secured $1,00 ; ) In money and
Flott's gold watch and chain.
Highest of all in L vcning Power. U. S , Gov't Report , Aug. 17 , 1889.
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