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Till * ! OMAUA DAILY BKE ; FRIDAY , MARCH 11. 1892.
THE DAILY BEE.
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Wellington , 613 Fourteenth biroot.
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Ornnha. Draft * . Phccks nnd iMintofllco onion
In bo made pnyaulo to the order of the com-
TOc BEG PoMing Company. . Proprietors
t \\OltN STATEMENT OF OIHOUI.ATION.
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ihiit the nctuiil circulation of TIIK KAH.Y HUE
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Circulation lor tlnntmry 34,3 4.
GUVKKNOH BOYD'S llrst onioinl proo-
liiinutlon will serve nottco on the people
of Nobnislcji that the 22d dny of Aurll
"will bo Arbor dny.
Tun Oiniihn Fttkc-Fitclory falls trice-
fully back upon the sliilo and titiprollt-
ublo chestnut about ro-oponing tbc
PIKTKKNTII street property owners
can afford to bo patient. Sixteenth i
the princimil north and south thorough-
faro. Fifteenth street will got its via
duct in duo time.
Kitui'1 % the Gorman gunmahor , pays
taxes on an income of $1,500,000 per
annum. Attention should bo especially
called to tlio fact that Krupp is not an
No WONUKK the weather office hna
boon demoralized when the oldest in-
haoitant is unable to point backward to
the time when this section wus visited
by a moro protracted gale.
SENATOR CUI.LOM and General Algcr
ought to bo shrewd enough to BOO that
this is a Harrison year and reserve their
strength for a grand rush in 1896 , which
promises to bo a froo-for-ull race-
UNDER Secretary Noblo's now pen
sion order congressmen will not bo able
to expedite pension claims for their con-
Btitucnts. On general principles this is
right and its effect will bo a relief to
congressmen and senators.
SHOULD a platform bo adopted by the
republicans declaring that any protected
commodity controlled by u monopoly at
the expense of the people should bo
placed on the free list , trusts would rot
bo so greedy and the people would approve -
provo the sentiment.
INSURANCE rates are to bo raised in
Omaha by the insurance combine. Nev
ertheless it is shown by the figures that
Omaha's lire protection is exceptionally
good and at former rates Omaha busi
ness loft the insurance companies a roa-
Bonablo margin of profit.
PEpPLK west of the Missouri river
will follow the course of Senator War
ren's bill to code the arid lands to the
states in which they are situated with a
great deal more interest than thn mrilT
discussion or Eland's silver bill. It is
a subject of vastly moro importance to
the future of the arid regions.
Foil the information of a hysterical
contemporary the fact is made public
that the tariff upon manufactures of
wlmlobono , etc. . wu- > not changed by the
McKinley bill , and therefore the wall
over the recently increased cost of oor-
Bet stays and the like must bo charged
to Homebody or something else.
GAMKOitN'iA will occupy five acres of
the World's fair grounds with her ex
hibit , about equally divided' between
the two sections of the stato. It goes
without H.iylng that for novelty and In
terest California's display will bo unox-
collnd. The expansive show this state
will make but emphasizes the niggard
liness of the Nebraska appropriation.
THE stories told to TUB Hiu : by Ne
braska farmers are worthy of perusal.
Tlioy explain why the slate is prosper
ous nnd why so many now settlers ii"u
coming into every county. It Is a fact
beyond dispute that no industrious ,
Bobjr , sagacious farmer , starting with an
improved farm , who hits devoted himself
strictly to business for ton years In this
state , has failed to bo successful.
NEW MEXICO lias been knocking for
admission into the Union for twenty
years. For forty years she has worn the
swaddling clothes of u territory has
boon a place of banishment and a haven
of refuge for politicians wlipm it was
necessary either to bo rid of or for whom
no otl-or places could bo secured. Cor-
tnlnly Now Mexico has many equities in
favor of her appeal for admission , and
she should not much longer bo kept on
TUB OMAHA BKB tolls a palpable falsehood
when It says that the cordaeo company U In
favor of free binding twine. This company
controls the entire output of American fac
tories , with the exception of a very faw lu-
ilgiilllcant plaaU , and the protection of
iovon-tenths of a cent per pound Is millions
( n the company's coffers. C"luiii/ju / < Te'tamm.
Inasmuch as the National Cordugo
company owns and operatoaovory single
cordage mill In Canadt the statement
that It is In favor of free binding twine
doe * not look very much like "a pil-
pahefalbohood. ! "
A I'OLlTtlAli lAb.lD.l 1111,1 *
About twenty years ago there cauio to
Nebraska a lank , awkward and homely
individual by the nnmo of William
.Tones. William hailed from Canada
and was a commercial traveler of very
eccentric habits and ways that resembled -
bled those of the heathen Chinese. Ho
always boarded Iho railroad trains
adorned with a pair of muddy cow-hldo
boots with tops reaching above his
knees ; a pair of butternut punts , a
leather bolt , conrso cloth coat of Con
federate gray , a hickory shirt , slouch
hat and a blacksnake whip completed
his usual traveling wardrobe. IIo
always looked melancholy and dejected
Hko a man who had not a friend loft
and was at outs with all the world. His
appearance was that of a drover who
had just sold his hogs , swapped olT his
horse for a cow and was walling to bo
It was Iho habit of this peculiar in
dividual to take a seat in the smoking
car and talk to himself in a squeaky
voice , bemoaning his ill-luck at cards.
Presently ho became an object of atten
tion and his tale of woo aroused sym
pathy. Then ho would pull out r. pack
of greasy cards to explain just how ho
had lost his money in guessing which
ono of three cards was the jack. Soon
the crowd about him began to ban lot-
am ! nftor a good deal of coaxing ho
would stake his last $50 against an equal
amount or a gold watch that no man
could guess which of the tnreo cards
was the joker.
Then ho made a pass nnd the money
or the watch was his. "I did not wan j ,
to win your money , my friend , " ho
would say gently , and after returning It
to the owner nnd being bantered by
everybody on board who had a dollar ho
would clean out the crowd and mourn
fully pick up his hat and quietly slip out
at the llrst station with his booty. This
simpleton cowboy was none ether than
the terror of the western railroads , the
most adroit thrco-card-monte gambler ,
Canada William died years ago. But
his prototype from a political stand
point has for several years boon posing
as the farmer candidate from Nomaha.
His mako-up as a champion toiler is
patterned after Canada William. IIo
has traveled up and down the state for
months in his hickory shirt turl slouch
hat , and with his plaintive Hoosicr-liko
voice ho has pointed out the danger
which threatens the state fem > the dic
tation of Omaha and poured vinegar
upon the scars of all republicans who
felt sore over the disaster of 1890.
Meantime his man Friday , who was
put upon the pay roll of the state during
the last session of the legislature as his
private secretary , was distributing rail
road passes to politicians "by direction"
of our political Canada William.
The blue-shirt masquerade is abruptly
at an end. The pass books which the
private secretary has for months been
handling will now bo remanded to rail
road headquarters and the republican
party will bo rid of an audacious impos
Senator Morgan of Alabama has intro
duced in the United States senate a bill
declaring inoperative all laws and parts
of laws which exempt from the payment
of duties articles of commerce that are
not on the free list entered in the cus
tom house for transportation through
the United States or from any British
possession. The purpose of th's ' meusuro
is to deprive the Canadian Pacific road
of its valuable concession of the right to
transport goods in bond through the
United States from European and other
This matter has received more or less
attention nnd discussion during the past
four or live years , and was made the sub
ject of investigation by a congressional
committee. Under the concession made to
the Canadian Pacific road it has become
a formidable competitor of the Ameri
can lines to the Pacific , annually taking
from these roads n very largo- amount of
tralllc. The foreign corporation trans
ports to the United. States the greater
part of the tea brought to the Pacilic
coast , getting this business , of course ,
by reason of lower rates than the Ameri
can roads can make in consequence
of tbo restraints imposed on them by
the Interstate commerce law. Tlio
Canadian Pacific also transports a very
largo amount of goods in bond from At
lantic ports to points in the United
States , thus depriving eastern trunk
lines of u largo amount of business for
which they cannot successfully compote
owing to the legal restrictions they are
A great many people other than inter
ested railroad managers and stock
holders have felt that the concession
accorded to the Canadian Pacific is tin
injustice to American railroads. That
corporation is practically a government
concern. It was heavily subaidl/.ed by
Iho government , Its construction having
been prompted by military considera
tions , and Its demands upon the favor
of the government are always honored.
It is thus In a peculiarly favorable
position , being free from any such re
straints as American roads- are subject
to , to parry on business upon conditions
which render its competition formidable
and which the American roads cannot
meet without violating the law. This
being the otiso it corlalnly does appear
that our government Is far too generous -
ous in the concession it makes to the
iillon corporation , and if wo remember
rightly this wan the opinion of the Into
Secretary of the Treafcury Window ,
who wan called upon to consider seine
proposed modifications of the vnhmblo
privileges allowed the Canadian Pacific.
It is doubtless not to bo quo8tionod
that this competition , as well as that of
other Canadian roads In ono or two of
which a considerable amount of Ameri
can capital Is Invested is of benefit to a
largo number of our own pooplo. It op
erates as a wholesome check upon trans
portation rates , saving annually to the
people a very considerable sum. For
this reason there U nnd ulwnyc will be a
largo and determined opposition to leg
islation Intended to destroy this compe
tition. But it Is confessedly a fair and
reasonable demand that our government
Bhull not assist in building up , to the
detriment of American prop rtien , a for
eign aubsldl7.od railroad whioti to all in
tents and purpose in a govurnmunt
property. The pr , poalUon Umt the
fulled States government should do
nothing to prevent the free and fair
competition of Canadian railroads maybe
bo entirely defensible , but this does not
involve the requirement that this gov
ernment shall grant to any of Ihoso for
eign corporations highly valuable con
cessions which glvo them nn unfair ad
vantage over American roads , restrained
as the latter are by a law to which the
alien corporations are In no way amen
WILD CAT mVt.
When Kansas City was enjoying her
boom a gentleman with the attractive
name of Winner was her most famous
boomer. Whllo real estate transactions
were lively this wide awake gentleman
mndo n great deal of money for himself
nnd helped no end of customers and
clients to llttlo fortunes. When the
collapse came it caught Winner , how
ever , and seriously crippled , not himself
alone , but almost everybody who had
reposed confidence In him.
Imer/can/nivatnieiif } , a financial jour
nal , makes an exhibit of the Winner In
vestment company's appraisement which
Is fairly startling. It shows this big
Kansas City concern to have boon a wild
cat of Iho most ferocious and voracious
character. The Investment company
contained nominal assets in stocks of
auxiliary corporations , railroads , manu
facturing institutions , water works , syn
dicates , notes , mortgages and real estate
equities amounting in the aggregate to
S2-10,528. } ; The total value placed upon
this miscellaneous assortment of vagar
ies , plunder and confidence schemes , Is
$10,71)7. ) In commenting upon this show
ing Investments says :
Shrinkage does not seem to bo a word of
sufllclcnt force to express the abova state
ment. The securities behind the bonds Is
sued by the various Winner companies inav ,
hi some Instances , pay tholr owners from 10
to 23 per cent , but in the majority of tnom ,
prior liens will absorb everything , leaving
thorn out In the cold. Wo may have n perverted -
verted taste , but wo cannot hnlp confessing
that nftor reading the above wo have no
special fascination for complex financiering.
ANOTJIKH CUMMKHCIAI * TIIKATI' .
The French foreign office has an
nounced the conclusion of a commercial
treaty with the United States. This
result , for which Minister Reid has
labored with great Industry for several
months , is a recognition by the French
government of the reciprocity policy of
the United States , and is consequently
another important and valuable victory
for that policy. The terms of the treaty
are notat hand , but it is known to
make concessions which cannot fail to
materially enlarge our commerce with
Franco , the benefits from which will of-
course come chiefly to our agricultural
The struggle to obtain those conces
sions has boon a hard ono , for the rea
son that the French govotnmont nnd
people are strongly inclined to an extreme -
tromo protection policy. It was this
sentiment that prevented the conclusion
of a commercial treaty with Spain , and
it has kept Franco out of commercial al
liances with most of the European pow
ers. Her economists have long taught
the policy of commercial independence
for the nation , until the whole people
have become thoroughly imbued with
faith in the soundness of this view.
Hence when the American minister
proposed a commercial arrangement
that would give recognition to tha
reciprocity principle he encountered an
opposition that promised to bo insur
mountable nnd which made his task a
very arduous one.
But the French people know the value
of the American market , and the possi
bility of losing it for any of their pro
ducts was suflleiont to induce the gov
ernment to seriously consider the pro
posals of the representative of the
United States. A long stop was taken
toward the consummation now attained
when the regulations against American
pork products were revoked. That ac
tion , secured after prolonged effort and
discussion , was notice to the French
people that the time had come for the
United States to demand just treatment
iu its commercial relations with ether
countries and that this country meant
to exact such treatment. Having ac
complished this the way was made
easier to a commercial treaty more
favorable to the Interests of the United
States than any over before made with
Franco and moro favorable than any ex
isting treaty between that country and
any other European nation.
The testimony to the force of the reci
procity policy which this action of the
French government nupplios is oven
stronger than that furnished by the like
action of the Gorman government. As
a vindication of the wisdom of that
policy nothing bettor could bo desired.
And It is an overwhelming rebuke of
the democratic charge that reciprocity
is n humbug and sham.
The sale of $175,000 of city hall bonds
bearing Interest nt 5 per cent per
annum at a premium of $14,717.60 is n
most gratifying proof of Omaha's credit.
In 1872 $210,000 of school bonds
bearing 10 per cent interest were sold at
a fraction ever 00 cents on the dollar.
Ton years ago It would have boon very
difllcult to place a (1 per cent city or
school bond at par.
Today there would bo no difficulty
whatever in scouring a premium on a 4i
per cent city bond. At the rate which
hus just been paid for the city hall
bonds the board of education will realize
$43t,04'J : for its $400,000 live per
cent bonds and the Butno amount of
premium will bo at the disposal of the
park commission if it is decided to con
vert the bonds which the board is au
thorized to issue. That will lonvo quite
n margin over the amount to bo ex
pended for park lands which the board
has already accepted.
It is a qucbtlon , however , whether it is
prudent or advisable to issue all these
park bonds during the present year. The
chances are that an Onmlm city -1 per
cent bond will bo saleable at par within
the next twelve months.
THE Now York World has discovered
that Governor Holes is certain to bo an
important lliruro in the na'tlonal conven
tion. That 1ms been apparent for some
time to Iho woslurn vision , and it has
grown clearer with every now develop
ment in the democratic factional light
In Now York. Boles Is just now a vig
orously grovii5 figure in democratic
politics , andSvf4t appears almost certain
that the we9H 5ll furnish the candidate
there Is ovorf reason lo expect that ho
will continue to grow. Ho has the ad-
vanlngo over all olhor western candi
dates that ho Is not antagonized in his
own state. Gtfay him alrouir and blUer
enemies in Indiana who will probably
prevent his controlling the delegation
from that stale , and who will at any
rale use their Inlluonco against him in
tbo national convention. Palmer of
Illinois is antagonized by Morrison.
Iowa has hut ono candidate , and the
democracy of that state will glvo him
their unanimous and enthusiastic sup
port If the national convention , there
fore , shall find It necessary or expedient
lo take the caudtdato from the west , It
is obvious that Governor Boles'chances
of being selected nro bolter than those
of any other candidate thus far named ,
TllK Indiana stale republican conven
tion for the appointment of delegates at
largo to the national convention enthu
siastically endorsed President Harrison ,
and instructed the delegates lo support
him for ronominatlon as long as his
name Is before the Minneapolis conven
tion. Only ono volco was raised in op
position to the president and that was
entirely unavailing , so that the conven
tion was practically unanimous. The
districts having chosen Harrison dele
gates , the president will go before the
national convention with the support of
n united and harmonious delegation
from his own slalo , earnestly deter
mined to secure his ronomlnation.
OVER 4,000 names , mostly of Omaha
ladles , have boon signed to the general
membership roll of the Manufacturers'
and Consumers' association and the good
work goes on. The canvassers expect
to secure 10,000 names. Every signa
ture represents a personal agreement on
the part of the signer to glvo Nebraska-
made goods the preference in all pur
chases , quality and price being equal.
A list of 10,000 names will represent a
purchasing consliluency of 100,000 per
sons and will bo nn organized sentiment
in favor of homo industries which can
not fail lo put now life into the manu
facturing interest of the city and state.
number of known murders com
mitted in the United Stales the last year
is placed at 10,100 and the number of
murderers who sulTored death for their
crimes at 552. Of those ! )22 ) were lynched
and 230 executed in pursuance of law.
Those figured not only show that moro
murderers are lynched than are legally
executed , but they also explain why so
many are puTjigJiod by uprisings of the
people. Thoonly way that lynchlngs
can bo prevented is by bettor enforce
ment of the law > .nd increasing the cer
tainty of conviction and punishment.
THE Chinese minlslor nt Washington
threatens thitvhis government will ex
clude American"missionaries if wo shall
continue to shutjout Chinese merchants.
This would bo retaliation against which
wo ought nol lb."complain. Chinese
missionaries are very expensive and
Chinese converts are said to coat on an
average -510,000 each. If the Celestial
emperor decides to drive away Ameri
can missionaries under these circum
stances wo can probably got moro for
our money in ether heathen lands.
IN selecting a site for the Central
school the Board of Education should
keep in view the convenience of the
largest number of pupils that are to at
tend that school. Next to this comes
the question of sightliness and accessi
bility. It is to bo expected that the now
Central school building is to bo a hand
some structure , and it would hardly bo
creditable to the city to plant it out of
sight instead of placing it where it will
So I.ONO as the treaty between Great
Britain and America obtains and Can
ada undertakes no naval construction on
the northern lakes , the people on the
American side need experience no un
easiness. It would bo a great waste of
money to fortify lake ports and attempt
to put lleete on the great lakes. How
ever , England should keep her war
ships out of the upper St. Liwronco as
evidence of good fuiUi.
Tint Mission wood yard will bo a
terror to some of the individuals who
have hitherto boon recipients of charity
from the county. There are bonoii-
clarlos of public charity lo whom wood-
sawing will olTor no attraction , and who
will perhaps , take tholr names off the
pauper roll rather than work.
Cooic county , Illinois , is doubtlesa all
right for Palmer * but when Horizontal
Bill Morrison attacks the wigwam with
his Egyptian janizaries the democracy
of Illinois will discover that General
.lolin M. Palmer wau elected United
States spnator by accident and is not
persona grata to Egypt.
THE stoiiner ; 'I.i3sourl is loading with
the donallonSjof ho west for the famine
districts of HuAsla. She will shortly
sail with I,0 ; > # , i781 pounds of Hour and
] , oOO,000 poumla.of corn meal us the noble
gift of Amorici\ . < 'Twenty-twostates , one
territory and tlib District of Columbia
vVMlHiln nil nnrn.
If there Is any ng iu Herman affair * just
now moro intora/ttlng than the emperor's lo
quacity it is Biiinorck'a silenco.
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Clilc-aK' > I.IUuritllty.
tllilcaijn Jltill ,
The man who"tun Rot a iOOOt,000 ) , fran-
chlso for $1 could write Hhakspoaro with ono
band tied behind him. Therefore wo glvo It
out publicly that wo are belluvcri In the
A Homo Thru * ! .
J'no ovorwholtninj ; republican victory Just
pained In the.- city of Blmira , M. V. , the
place of Senator UlU' * residence , shown that
the dictator has about reucbod the end of
bis political rope.
A HriK'lU'lul Mu.iHiire.
I'hlawt HeniUl ,
A puru food law for the benefit of oar own
people would Involve no greater atroich of
the national authority , and thuro U reason
to belii'vo that U would bo inucii moro bonr-
llclul. Kvoii tliu producers of compound lard
uud of the cotton > > cod oil which outers
largely Into Its composition would not bo
rjurod In the long run by bolng required to
olTcr tholr useful and harmless artlclo for
xvlint It really Is , and not ai pure extract of
Anirrlomi Idrm Alirnnil.
London is so strict In its building laws nnd
in tholr enforcement that It Is often hold up
as n model for Amorican. cltlos , yotoutof
3.V ! school houses built at n coU of $10,000-
000 In the InU twenty years , 1V ( ) tiavo been
found to bo defective , their sanitary condi
tion being bad. The blame Is placed upon
swindling contractors and dLshonost ofllcors
just as though tbo school houses had boon
built In this country under n republican form
VVumlrrrrs In Spucp.
Z'/iftaddiihfci / Lnljcr.
Prof. Swift discovered what ho took to bo
a'comot , small nnd tailless , out which will
doubtless bo claimed by some presidential
candidate. There nro several booms nt largo
answering that description.
row * : or TIIK HTATI :
Atkinson Graphic : If mortuary condi
tions do not intervene , the World-Herald
will bo awarded the soiuatlonnl talio prlo
nt the Colttmulan exhibit.
Grand Island Independent : If the repub
lican party should commit the Immense
blunder of nominating Tom Majors for gov
ernor , It would bo certain defeat.
Grand Island Independent : A forced nom
ination Is likely to result In a fearful dofoat.
If republicans hope to win they must put up
candidates upon whom all republicans can
unlto and whom all sections will support.
The spirit of punishing sections must not
have place In our convontlon , unless wo
Union Ledger : THE UKE'S history of Ne
braska is the most Interesting sketch of the
oirly ; organization and rapid advancement of
our great state that has over boon placed be
fore the people. It records many interesting
ovouts connected with the loclslaturcs of
territorial days , also some valuable statistics
carefully compiled which will bo useful for
Lincoln Journal : The alleged ticket of
Clat-Kson and Bcldon , put up by some of the
republican politicians in Iowa , will not excite -
cite n very largo boom. Iowa will doubtless
send a HarrNon delegation to Minneapolis.
That her first choice might have been Blaine
does not argue that sue will have nuothor
cuolco than Harrison , since Mr. lilalno has
dojlinou to bo considered a candidate.
Ansloy Chronicle : On the twenty-fifth an
niversary of the admission of Nebraska , with
Its usual coirmondablo enterprise , Tin :
OMAHA UKK published a very elaborate resume -
sumo of the history of the state from its
early territorial days down to the present
time , reciting the many exciting political
events of the llrst years of Its statehood and
showing the marvelous dnvclopmont of its
material wraith and Its natural resources.
Tokamuh Burtonian : The republicans of
the state can gain nothing by keeping up
the spiteful flight among themselves. Lot's
all bo fair and acknowledge that Omaha with
her thousands U outitlod to a llttlo bit more
consideration than u towu uf a few hundred
Inhabitants. And , too , some of the country
editors might bo considerate enough to ac
knowledge that Tin ; BIF. is entitled to a
better standing in the party than norao six
teenth sheet with a few hundred circulation.
If some of the kicklug republicans in the
state thluit they are bettor than their party ,
why in thunder don't they got out ; the party
craft would sail easier.
iioKixosT.it , itrr.n.
Kansas Uity Times : Colonel Morrisou
would stand boltor with the national democ
racy If ho would not regard it as his duty to
oppose Senator Palmer on all occasions.
Chicago Times : Modest stillness nnd hu
mility is not a Morrison characteristic ,
Wherefore tno interstate commerce commis
sioner files high. Nothing loss than tenancy
of Iho whlto house will suit his towering am
Chicago Herald : Bill Morrison of St.
Louis thinks ho is a candidate for the presi
dential nomination on the democratic ticket.
lie has the unqualified support of every re
publican paper and politician in Illinois.
Globe-Democrat : Colonel Bill Morrison
Is convinced tnat General Palmer is too old
lor the presidency. Tbo colonel Is u piddy
young thing , who will not be TO for three
yours to come.
Denver News : The Morrison-Palmer fight
in Illinois has become bitterly personal.
Morrison declares Palmer unlit for the pres
idency , wbllo as for Himself , why , Mr. Mor
rlson considers bo Is just the man. Neither
ono of tbo gentlemen need loose any sleep at
night sitting up thinking of tbo whlto houso.
Illinois will scarcely bo honored this year by
a democratic presidential nomination.
Fooln SnivliiK I' ( > eul lliitrcd.
annul IfInil liiilejieinluit.
Some protosbodly republican papers have
unjustly and unprudently attacked TIIK
OXUIIA Cir and all Omaha on the pretext
tlm Tin : IIKK and the Omaha republicans
had not supported iu IS'JO the republican can
didate for covornor , Mr. Kiclmrds , and from
this pretended fact they have drawn the
fonltsh conclusion that In future every
Omuba republican candidate who might be
nominated must bo opposed by the people
outside of Omaha.
There is uoUlior truth , nor Justice , nor pru-
dcnco In such a statement of Iho situation
and the conclusion drawn from it.
No truth , because Tun Ilnu always defended -
fended that poor candidate of the republican
pirty , and at least tno same proportion of re
publicans voted for him In Omana us did in
any ether locality , if not a largnr ono : no
justice , becnuso that what a minority of u
place did or failed to do Is not the fault of tbo
majority and cannot draw revenge upou the
whole community ; and before all It is not
prudence to oiiduniior the whole party by
drawing local prejudice and local huto Into
the decision of an election which U of great
importance to tbo whole pcopln.
Tin : BKI : has in IS'.H ) done moro for Mr.
Hlclinnla than It was iu duty to do for him.
It could not do more for him , because liu
was a poor nun , who would nnd could not do
anything for himself , a weakling who at the
time when the nuestlon of prohioltion or no
prohibition wus to bo decided had not tbu
uourugu to declare himself , either for or
nguiuiit it. And If Tim HII : ; , a strong woruor
against prohibition , was to bo blamed for
anything , It was for the fact that it did not
doclucdlv declare against Kiclmrds.
But ull over tno country there were repub
Hcaus enough who would not VOID for u man
for governor who showed lii-t subserviency
to the prohibitionists openly by hU refuiul u >
declare atrainst prohibition , and tlicy pro-
ferrou to vote for Boyd , iillTin : BKK'S de
fense of lilcbard's notwithstanding
This was the raudo ot Richards' dcloat ,
and it Is an evidence of childlsti ignorance
to lay this defeat to TIIK BUB anil
Omaha. And it is the height of
political folly , now In the present time of
( lunger to split the party by thti demand that
every candidate from Onmlm must bo op
poicd because a 1'Vomont man > vas defeated ,
and Justly defeated , by too people of the
The locality of a man's birth or ronidenoc ,
or Ills religious cried , or his profession , or
anv ether irrelevant qualifications ought not
to Influence u nomination or election. Only
tt-o trim merit * of n man , Ills honoaty , his
ability , his indupondonco und his uvj'.mhilliy
uro to bo considered ,
The republicans by tholr own political
errors buvo loit HO inut-h that they are ru-
du od to u doubtful plurality , which by the
least tuUtakc o n Do turned into it defeated
minority , The foolish udvloo of short-sighted
men , who propoiotosovvioo.il uuctml and
factional hostility , must not Uj heard ,
\Vo Know that Iho other parlies will nil
form tholr bust men as standard bcilrcr .unu
If Iho republicans do not iio tbo bjino the ;
will oarii merited defeat.
HORRORS OF THE PEST HOUSE
Terrible Stata "of Affairs Discovered by
Reporters on North Brother Island.
LITTLE RELIEF FOR SICK AND DYING
Typhus Sm.illpni , Srarlnt rnvnr mill
MpiiMc * 1'atlrnU NuirorliiR AH fill
Agonlm ItpraiiMi of u l.nclc at
Doctors mill Nurnes.
NEW YOIIK , March 10. A. startling condl-
ttou of nffnlrs at the city's post house on
North Brother island Is sot forth by the
World with much display. TUo World reporters -
porters landed on North Urother Island at
midnight , Tuesday nlcht nnd visited the
smallpox hospital , the typhus fovcr hospital ,
thn scarlet fever nnd measles ward aud the
lepers' tout. The reporters wont Into pavil
ion nftor pavilion and found neither attend
ants nor doctors , and wore appealed to for
water nnd assistance by the ucgloctod
Ono attendant was found xvho had thirty-
two typnns fever patients In his caro.
Twenty-nix of them were In pavilion No. : J ,
four In pavllllou No. 4 and two outside Inn
tent. Six of the typhus victims were delir
ious and were tlod to their cote. This nt-
tondnnt said vary frankly that ho had moro
to do than six men could attend to In the
pavilion where twonty-slx of his patients
lay. If anything wont wrong in pavilion No.
4 or In the tout ho could not help It.
A thick fog WAS blowing over the Island
and nu Intermittent druzlo was fulling , but
the windows nf the pavilions were open and
the wind nnd fog swept down on the cots
where Iho allllctcd wretches tossed In fever
ish delirium. In the quarantine tent for
men , fifteen cots had no mattresses. The
men were lying on the canvas coverings ,
with olio thin blanket to each cot for bed
clothos. In this quarantine there were live
persons who did not oven tuwo cots. They
mndo beds on chairs nnd benches.
As the reporter pcoroa Into the llttlo over
flow tout where the two patients lay , they
stretched out tholr arms nnd crlod :
"Glvo us something to drink. For Uod's
sake pot us some water. Nobody is looking
nftor us. "
The attention of the attendant In pavilion
No. II wus oallod to the sutTercra , nnd ho a1 d
" 1 know It ; I know it ; but two of the
people in here have just died ana 1 have trot
another ono dying. 1 cannot be at thirteen
places at once. "
"What do you do wltn the bodioij" asked
a World reporter.Vho helps you roinovo
them ! "
"I wake up sonic of the convalescents and
make them help me , " ho replied.
Tlio reporters then discovered by an oxam-
ntion of the dining room the extraordinary
fact that all the attendants in the various
infectious wards and pavilions cat their
meals together. Side by slue nt the table sit
attendants from the smallpox , typhus ,
measles and scarlet fever words. They stop
from the bedside of thuir patients to the
co in moil dining table without fumigation or
change of clothing.
The reporters aslccd what was to prevent
a gcnerul spreading and intermingling of all
the contagious diseases , nnd the attendant
admitted that there was no safeguard , lie
had sat at the lablo with n smallpox nurse at
his right and n scurlot fever attendant on his
loft , and another from the measles ward
across the table. If ho carried disease to his
patioutb ho could not bo held responsible , he
Denies thn Storjr. .
President Wilson ol the Board of Health
was soon today by a reporter in relation to
the report , that the p.itientsconllnodin North
Brother island in the tyuhus and smallpox
wards were not attended to ; that they were
strapped down to their cots In cold un'l ' unin
habitable tents and not visited sometimes In
Mr.'Wllson said that Dr. Porclval , the
physician in charge , denies tbo story. "As
to men being strapped to iron cots , you
know that becomes a necessity in a great
many cases when patients become uoiir-
The touts , ho said , were all heated by
ion PHKK cu.tr. .
American Capitalist * liond llc 1'iolils In
OTT.VWOnt. . , March 10. Anticipating the j
removal of duties from coal imported Into
the United States , a syndicate of American
capitalists have bonded stsver.il valuable coal
tracts in Capo Breton and Pictou , N. S. , to
enable them to eoiapeto with Iho Pennsyl
vania mines In the Now Kngluml market if
coal is pat on the froa list. Moreover , In the .
interest of the mine owners , a considerable I
coal property In Nova Scotia has also boon
bonded which would make thn t'cmnsylvanin
men entirely independent of any negotiation
in the way of removing coil duties in the in
terest of Now England that Is , If they manage -
ago to secure u monopoly of a considerable
area of Nova Scotia properties.
Canada imported liUJUIX , ) tons of anthra-
cita coal from the United States last year
and IK)0 ( ) tons of bituminous , Iho latter being
subject to a duty of 00 cents per ton.
To the United States Canada exported 850-
OOU tons of bituminous , which , with the ex
coptlon of 175,000 tons , was shipped from
nrltlsh Columbia to California.
i'lio Novn Scotln mlno owners , supported
by members In the parliament of the ptov-
ineos , are protesting npalnst the nppoals of
Ontario nnd Quehoo to have bituminous coul
placed on the Iroo list ,
aim niisri'.n TIIK , i. o. tr. ir.
A Woman Wins an Important Suit unit SP.
ptirpa llpr Iliinliiinil'N Insiiranrp ,
1J1.00MIXOTOX , 111. , March 10. A very Im
portant decision was rendered Iu the circuit
court here yesterday which has n bonrliiB
upon the business of all Insurance associa
tions. It was rendered In the case of Mrs.
MnRglo Dolcham , widow of Thomas Hoi-
chain of this city vs. Iho Grand Lodge of tlio
Ancient Order of United Workmen. Mrs ,
Hclchnm's husband carried n llfo policy for
& .000 In this order for twelve years , but
was expelled from the order a few months
before nls death for deafness. The claim
was made by Mrs. nolcham that whoa ho
wnsoxpollodhor husband was Insano. The
vordu-t rendered gives Mrs. IJolclintn n judg
ment for fi , 115.
liiillnn TrrrllnryVnnU Cotirtu ,
AiiPMoitE. I. T , , March 10. The federal
grand jury , In Its llnnl report to the United
Slutcs court In session herocontained special
requests for the establishment of courts of
competent jurisdiction In thu Indian torn-
tory. It refers to the fact that It Is not cu
experiment , but an unquallllcd success , nnd
that the charge that competent jurors caunotK
bo had In the territory Is groundless. The
faculty of self-government of the people and
the thrift , Intclllcanco , enterprise nnd love of
law and order of the people of this country
are reliable guarantees that the people nro not
only fully competent lo opcrnlo homo courts
with full nnd complete criminal as well as
civil Jurisdiction"but they will bo found
equal to any emergency when called upon.
Still limiting thwiJLMliillii Flontl.
SRIIAI.M , Mo. , March 10. Another hope
was dasboa to earth in this city when Sheriff
Smith roneivcd a telegram from Detective
Kinney nt Sulphur Springs , Tex. , saying
that the negro in custody there was not the
man Davis wanted In this cltv for the Tay
lor outrage. The ufllcors still base their
hopf-s of capturing the fugitive In Texas or > .
the Indian territory , end Chief Kinney and
his force of detectives are closely following
the trail. Sheriff Smith Is iu lonstant com
munication with Kinney and as soon as the
arrest is made it will bo known here.
Now York to Ilitvu AllotlinrTlicalnr.
Nnw YOIIK , March 10. A now theater U
soon to bo built In Fifty-ninth street , bo-
twenn MndUon nnd Park avenues , that will
probably surpass in magniflcanco anything
heretofore attempted in this city. The pro-
looted building Is the outgrowth of n plan
aiscussed some time ago nmnng the million
nircs living in that vicinity. It will cost
about $ -100,000 nnd have seating room lor
Atchloon Globe : Id o hands nro usually ac-
conip.inled by u busy 10114110.
Washington Post : If .Mr. Chnrlos Mitchell
could only lilt us Icinl and HH often us ho talus-
ho would lo ) a. grout pugilist.
I'Mllndclphln Lodger : Colorado has n news
paper cjilled the Wiiiuriiiolon , wliluli must fool
cut to the core at some of the" remarks ) made
Now Orleans I'lcayuno : gome sacrifices
must bo tuiidu during Lent , and In nn oleo
margarine Doardln house It Is easiest to glvu
Indluiinpolls Journal : Wlokars I don't hoi
Hove thorp Is much ditloronco botwium gonlu't
ind Insanity. Vu-kars Oh. yes , there la ; ,
heap. The fun.ttlc Is stuo of his hoard anC
8T1IONI IN DEATH.
Kcw Ynili Ilcnild.
The car was crowded to the doors ,
They hunt ; on by the si raps ,
And children iiiilwlchi-d in the throng
sat on the womeii'blups.
Still the wild L'omluct'jr too' ' ; thorn on.
Till , crushed down In the lirunt ,
h'en us he d cd his last words uurc ,
" 1'luuso move up there In front ! "
Clothier and Furnisher : lllngo-- wish you
nould trv some alcohol on ibis coat , und see
If von can nut some of the spots out ,
Mrs. HIIIKO There Isn't any alcohol left , but
you might brualho on It
Chicago Tribune : Mr. Howell ( of the firm of
Oettnp & IlowellJames. ) . Is there any erapu
In the store ?
Uli-rk" I'lonty of It. sir.
Mr. llotttill Vou may to ! u piece of It on the
ilooruiiob. put up ll > o shutters , lock up ovury-
thlrn ; securely and ao lionio.
"No nuws of anv death. I hope. "
( ( jlooinlly. ) " .sot vet , hut there prohubly wll )
ho uoforo nUht. The gas bill lias coino. "
Soniprvlllo .Journal : The hatter alwuvs
mini res the man who has a gruat head , llu
knows thai he must make his huts to order at \
an extra price ,
" 1 am running. Ktfypt , runnlne , "
Tims ipioth Horizontal Hill ,
Hut his boom will Illi a cunning
I.IUle grave upon the hill.
Oil City Illlzzard : In Kntrlnnd they stand
forolllco. In this country they run. and In both
countries they IIo more or loss.
Gli-nii Fulls Republican : The lover who is
jllU'd should cover his WOUIICH wiih court
Illir'lmnUm Itopubilcnn : Architecture li
u.lapted to women , for they uro born do-
HostonCourlor : Thu stern Judge Is always
Immovable In Ills convlullonn.
S. W. fJjr.u.liti .1.11 ) . ; itj.
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We've Got a Jag
The man who has lived through Marches
of years gone by is not
to be deterred from
buying his spring suit
I or overcoat by this lit
tle flurry of weather.
; He knows that the best
selections are always
taken first and he'll not
wait for a warm day ,
He can buy just as cheap today and have
his pick before others have got the best of
them. Macintoshes that look like spring
overcoats are the thing now and we're go
ing to sell lots of them , We've got some
novelties in shirts that you ought to see ,
Browning , Kins : & Co
Open Bntunlnyk till 10 p. , m I \y icth finrl
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