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THE DAILY BEE.
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CONOKMSSMAN' HltYAN'.S . ( IrilftS
tlio administration scorn to Imvc gene to
protest. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TunitK is no dibcount on the
ness of the onthiisiiisin dlshiycd ] ) at the
f rent republican fjiitlioi'injj at Louis *
TUB gold rcsorvo in the United States
treasury IB again above the hundred
million murk , and the west placed it
hero , too.
NOTHING but the unconditional sur
render of Wall street will prevent the
free silver editors of the Denver papers
from seceding from the union.
THKKB was u meaning of sinister sig
nificance in the admission of .lohn Dor *
gau that any testimony ho might give in
the impeachment trial would criminate
THK visit'of HO many distiiiguiuhod ro-
publiun-iK has made Louisville amhitious.
Slu > is now talking of giving a bonun of
n million dollars for the state capital of
Ai/riiounii no ] ) renrranged effort was
inado Omaha made iv gallant fight for
the jirivilogo of entertaining the next
nimialgathoringof National Republican
TIIKKU is u lively suspicion that the
frequent visits of Tobo Castoraud Euclid
Martin had much to do with Cleveland's
action in quarantining the white house
against its place humors.
AMKUICANS who visit. Franco arc
likely to have for thomselvcsan approxi-
Jiiato taste of the Geary law. An aot
just passed the Chamber of Deputies
requiring' nil foreigners to register.
THK hciirtloss refusal of the admin
istration to rc'ci'gni/o the claims of Matt
Oering , the adolescent statesman of Cuss
iiounty , is ono of the painful features of
the Nebraska democratic situation.
THK rush of western people to tlio
"World's fair has not yet commonecd.
And it won't commence until the rail
roads show a disposition to deal a HUlo
Jnoro fairly with the people who want
THK Nebraska democrats who so
Bcdulously courted the favor of the
populists arc now living in an atmosphere -
phoro of vain regret. Thoir.clamors for
ollleo fall upon unheeded cars at Wash
TUB inoro important Nebraska ap
pointments iiro still hung up in Wash
ington and now the mournful intolli-
genuo reaches us that President
Cleveland has oven forgotten the names
of the applicants.
SKCUKTAIIY C.utMsr.K might easily
recoup the loss of gold in the United
States treasury by securing advan
tageous cmtrnets for supplying hoof ,
coal and Hour to the Nebraska insane
hospital at Lincoln. There's money in
it , or , rather , thorohas been in the past.
THK financial atmosnhero on Wall
Btroot bus cleared up wonderfully within
the past dr.y or so. Legitimate stock
uro showing a healthful buoyancy , ox-
ohango is quoted lower , no gold ha
l > ocn ordered for exportation and foroig
investors have made heavy purchases of
American tecuritics. Perhaps the
country is all right yet.
CAPTAIN II. F.13KiciiKiof : Port Town.
Bciul cniuo intii
conspicuous notoriety us
collector of customs ut that point during
Mr. CUovoIuiul'tt first administration. Ho
is n sou of the lute grunt Brooklyn
ilivino. Ho lias been pilot of the revenue -
nuo cutter \Valeott , stationed on I'ugct
S iiinil , for the past two years. Now ho
is seeking appointment as captain of the
cutter. It roinuins to be seen how r -
tontivo Mr. Clovolaiid"s memory may bo
rospoctlng the character of this aspir
nut's former services in tlio revenues
department of the government.
Tim Souttlo '
those who indulge the possibility of the
u-eutloii of a new stale out of a portion
of Washington that tholr expectation
will bo in vain. While there might
luivo been a chiiuco of illvislon whllo
mountain chain separated the custom
nncl western portions of the state , it
firmly knit together now. The ranyo is
crossed by two railroads , the state is
buiUliii" ; a wntfon road to connect the
northern countlos , mid the Northon
1'aclflo is about to construct a railroad
from Yaklira to Cliclmlis. Thus does
the march of improvement and the skil
f.l modurn onjjincorlnjj send ( rlimmuriiif
Jnto empty nothingness the bohomes o
KXFOnCK TIIK DKt'OSITOnV ACT ,
It Is , porlmps , to ho regretted that the
recent legislature adjourned without
adopting measures to strengthen the
state depository law placed on the Btnt *
ute Irwiks two years ago. The wisdom
if the law has never boon challenged.
The state treasurer is of necessity reHired -
Hired ! to keep largo sums on deposit in
tlio banks of the state , and it la proper
and right that officers elected by the
> oople should have some discretion as
well as right to designate the hanks. It
s also just and right that the fa
vored Imnks should pay interest
or the use of the people's money.
While the first attempt t-j put the law
n operation lias , perhaps , resulted dis
astrously , the people of Nebraska still
expect of the state treasurer n strict
compliance with the spirit of the law.
i'hoy will , moreover , hold him to a
strict accountability for failure or
evasion on his part.
In the absence of amendments moro
learly uellning the provisions of the
aw , the state officers charged with its
enforcement will bo perfectly justified
n adopting such rules for tholr own
guidance us will secure to the people of
; ho state tin ; benefits contemplated by
the act. The law as It now stands
simply provides that state or mi *
ional banks may ho designated
as depositories upon the filing of
proper bonds. The statutes only limit
the si/.o of the deposit to one-half the
amount of the bond. It is further pro
vided that the bond shall be approved
> y a board consisting of the governor ,
secretary of state and attorney general.
These olllcials certainly can and by all
moans should exercise some discretion
in the exercise of tholr functions , and
they may with perfect propriety place u
limit upon the amount of the state's
money to bo deposited in any one bank.
There is no good reason why any bank ,
no matter how high it stands in financial
circles , should bo allowed to hold state
funds in exce.ss of say ' ! ( ) per cent of its
paid-up capital stock. The approving
board may also provide for the number
of sureties to bo placed on the bond , pro
hibit bank officers from becoming their
own .sureties , and require bandsmen to
file properly certified M-hedtilos of as
The adoption of those or similar precautionary
cautionary measures would unquestion
ably meet with public approbation. The
ollicers concerned would bo relieved of
cuiihidcrahlo responsibility and the state
treasurer himself greatly assisted in his
efforts to carry into olTect a law which ,
at the present time , is mo.st certainly an
cmbnruhsmont to his olllco.
; 1 KKJ'ir.l OF ilOJ.I ) M1XIXH.
The latest advices from the mining
region west of the Rockies affords grati
fying evidence of a marked increase in
gold production during the coining
year. Diggings everywhere are ex
hausted , and great inroads have been
made upon many of the fruetuous gold
lodes that could bo worked under the
conditions formerly prevailing. But
mineralogists and metallurgists , who
have devoted their time , skill and
knowledge to investigations of the situa
tion so as to bo best qualified to know ,
assort that tlio vast gold deposits in the
extensive mining regions of this country
arc practically untouched , and to a
great extent comparatively unknown.
True , many gold leads arcs being worked ,
some on n small and others on a largo
scale , but the vast multitude of great
ledges already discovered remain un
touched for the simple reason that the
ores are of such n character that the
mines could not he profitably developed
under the methods heretofore known.
Now now wrientillujlovlces and inven
tions are ti stop in with cheap methods
for tlio treatment of all characters of re
fractory ores , and the great bodies of
precious mineral hitherto unavailable
may bo handled on a largo &calo with
profitable results. Shrewd mining men
are turning their attention to the now
presentation , and the inevitable result
must Ix. ) the revival of mining interest
everywhere. The Denver Jfininy In-
dutlrii points to the unmistakable signs
of renewed activity in various mining
regions of Colorado , stimulated by the
methods that are now practicable for
the treatment of refractory pyrites.
Hnormous gold-bearing ore bodies , on
which if mining wore e.indiietod on a
largo scale , there is a gojd profit , will
now bo opened up , and ultimate fortunes
bo obtained from lodes that wore so long
ago abandoned as to ha almost forgotten.
Tlio Hi'tso S'titcKtn in als : ) dii-octi at
tention t > tlio fact that the.-o is no state
in the union embracing s > much unde
veloped g.ild as Idaho. Tiij now method
for the treatment of pyrltio ores is dos-
tlnod t. > open up all the vast deposits in
that state tj profitable operations. Sj
in M mlanu , O.'ogon , California , Nevada
and all the other gold producing states
where the old bonanza mines are ox-
huustod of their phominenul deposits ,
the lowo:1 : gnulo ores can now bj profita
bly worked. Moreover , what the Stales-
win points out as probable of such operations -
orations In the great gold bjlts of that
section , would bo lu likely in every
other gold region. "Tho development
of the low grade mine ) wjuld inevitably
load to iho discovery of rich ore chuUu
and rich lo.lgoj now unknown. "
A revival of the gold mining industry
of the country , thoduvolipnijnt and dis
tribution of the immense stores of wealth
that ncam and bolt the entire m juntuln-
ous region of the woit , would at this
particular juncture provo as opportune
and fortuitous asva * tin original dis
covery of the gold deposit of the country
in 13)11. )
Great progress has boon made within
the last few years in reclaiming the arid
lands of several states and territories
and there is roasin t > expect that
greater progress will bo made In the
future. Irrigation is not an experiment.
There is no question regarding Its util
ity. The fact that lands watered In thU
way are the most valuable has been
abundantly demonstrated. All this being -
ing so it Is inevitable that capital will
bo more and mare attracted to reclaimIng -
Ing arid lands , at least in Icculitioa
where the markets for the pioduots of
such lands are not too remote or too
dllllciilt of access.
There has recently come to public
knowledge uu extensive irrigation pro
joot which will interest everybody who
fools any concern In the question of in
creasing the agricultural resources of
the country by reclaiming the arid re
gion. Within the past two weeks a syn
dicate of capitalists , mostly eastern
men , have purchased 1,000,000 acres of
land iin southern California , Including
Salton lake , which they propose to nt
once develop by irrigation. If their
plans are realized , as there U no reason
to doubt they will be , the entire
territory of southern California and
below the national boundary in northern
Mexico will be so reclaimed that It will
bo possible to establish there a commun
ity of more than 12,000,000 , people , who
will not only bo able to support them
selves , but to furnish the rest of the
country with the products that can bo
grown there. All the plans for this
comprehensive scheme of irrigation
have been carefully considered , so that
its success may ba regarded as assured.
When this is accomplished it will doubt
less lead to other projects for reclaim
ing contiguous arid lands , the possibil
ity being that within the next ten years
several million acres of now un
productive country will bo transformed
into a fine agricultural region support
ing a large and prosperous population.
Nature has supplied everything to this
section of the continent but adequate
moisture , and when this is furnished
through irrigation it will undoubtedly
become ono of the most marvelous coun
tries on the face of the earth In its pro
The relations of the general govern
ment to the irrigation question will un
doubtedly receive further attention in
the next congress and it is possible that
action will be taken which will
remove the difficulties which have
operated to retard progress in
reclaiming the arid lands. A definite
policy respecting those lands embraced
in the public domain is needed , and it
docs not seem too much to hope that it
may be supplied within the next two
years. When that is done there is every
reason to Iwliovo that irrigation will
realize a much more rapid progress.
TIIK IUXK SL'Sl'KXSIOltS ,
The suspension of two national banks
in Chicago within a week and of an
other at Indianapolis , all having heavy
liabilities , is well calculated to intensify
the financial distrust that has prevailed
for some time. When all is known as to
the causes of these bank failures it is
probable that reckless and Illegitimate
business methods will bo found to bo
chiefly responsible for them , but the im
mediate effect of such disasters , particu
larly at a time when confidence is im
paired and there is a general feeling of
uncertainty regarding tlio future , is to
render capital moro timid , cautious and
conservative and thus increase the ten
dency to a widespread unsettling and
disturbance of financial and business af
fairs. In the absence of accurate information
mation as to the real causes of these
failures and the extent of their possible
ramifications , it is natural for capital to
look upon the dark side and draw un
favorable conclusions. Tlio very appre
hensive'will see in thc.se di-aiters the
assurance of much more serious trouble ,
and even tlio more optimistic will bo in
duced by them to exorcise unusual care
The events of the past ten days have
had a disquieting effect from which it
may take some time to recover , and it is
to bo expected that the bank failures
will exert an unfavorable influence. The
conditions which came very near to pro
ducing u panic in Wall street a week
ago are well understood and the belief
obtained that further danger from thorn
had been averted. The situation had
become less unsettled and the promise
of a return of confidence was more
favorable. Tlio question that the fail
ures of the Chicago and Indianap
olis ' banks naturally suggests is ,
whether there are not other widely
prevalent conditions in which there is
danger. It is doubtless trtio with re
gard to thojo banks that they were not
managed on sound and conservative busi
ness principles , but how many more
banks are there throughout the country
that are recklessly and loosely con
ducted , lending their money to specu
lators , helping other than strictly legit
imate enterprises , and extending credits
beyond safe limits ; ' Tlio management
of the failed bunks was undoubtedly not
what it should have boon , but it is to ho
apprehended that this is a fault far too
common and it doe1) ) not scorn
practicable to provide a remedy.
The supervision of those institutions
now provided by the government is
There is , of course , no sound reason
why these bank failures should cause
any alarm. Tlio lo. os that will result
from thorn can hardly bo widely felt , and
in all probability their consequences
will be entirely local. But none the loss
their tendency is likely to bo unfavor
able to the restoration of confldenoo , _
which has been severely shaken within
a short time and is extremely honsitivo
to every incident of financial weakness
TIIK recent act authorizing the presi
dent to detail army officers as Indian
agents leaves it discretionary with him
to continue the system of appointing
civilians t-j tho.io places whenever ho
o-Jiisidors It to the public Interest to do
so. It is understood at Washington ,
however , that the administration thinks
the most efficient service can ba secured
by filling those responsible positions
with military officers. B.it ilatto--ing as
this preference may bo , the distaste of
the olllcors of the army f this
sort of duty is well undomtood.
They not only regard the duties
of the position as foreign to those to ho
expected of thorn , but the idea of being
under the directions of the otvtliun
Indian bureau is also objectionable.
Not less so are the surroundings df the
stations and the social ubsuciutlons into
which tlioy must bo thrown. There are
abjut six agencies at present filled by
civilians , and u ; > tj the present time the
War depart man t has boon able to get
only bl.olllcors who wore willing to
accept the detail without protect. The w
are Lieutenant Mereler , IClghth in
fantry , at La Pvilnte agency , Wis. ;
Lieutenant Connolly , First infantry , at
H'juiul Valley agency , Cul. ; Lieutenant
Mclnory , Eighth cavalry , at C'ort Bolk-
nap ; LIoutojy > ut Hrown , Klovenlh
infantry , nt I'llhidlldgo ; Captain Stench ,
Third infantryj. at Slssoton agency ,
Dak. , and Liowtemnnt Hummer. Tenth
infantry , at the < kavajos agency , N. M. ,
to whom nttcntfljn has recently boon BO
prominently directed by the troubles at
that resnrvatloik As the salaries of
these civilian agents range from $1,000
to $11,000 a ycal'it / will not be surprising
to hear that tha.Wosidont's determina
tion to place n/utoral interpretation on
the law is HkVjvtso distasteful to the
politicians. . (
THK recent South Dakota leglsla turo
seems to have been particularly unfor
tunate respecting the constitutionality
of its enactments. The latest ila\v dis
covered is in the now divorce law which
was to cure the existing law of the oh-
jcctional features which have given
the state BO much unenviable notoriety.
In this statute the repealing clause men
tions the section of the compiled laws of
the state of 1SS7 , but does not repeal the
part of the civil code which contains the
original law. It now transpires that
when the legislature of 1887 adopted
the compilation it did not enact it
into : i law , but merely specified
that it should bo considered as the
authoritative , interpretation of the stat
ute when used in court. The actual law
continued to be the original statute , and
the repeal bill passed this winter , it
is held , could have no olTect whatever on
the real law by simply mentioning the
compilation. It [ is proposed to makeup
a test case shortlv , and if the view expressed -
pressed is sustained the divorce law of
South Dakota will remain as before.
Applicants can obtain a decree on a
three months residence , and the courts
of the state will continue the Mecca of
this class of litigants.
THK resignation of Delegate Joe L.
Rawlins 1 of Utah , on ucc'Jimt of the ap
pointment of the Mormon , C. C. Rich
ards , to bo secretary of the territory ,
notwithstanding tlio former's earnest
protest , is highly commended by the
republicans of Utah. The Salt Lake
Tribune says that ho has resented the in
sult to the people "in the only high-
minded , manner within his power. "
Nevertheless the same paper says that
Mr. Richards will make a capable secre
tary. The principal objection to him
seems to bo that ho "is a fanatical saint
in the full sense of the term and that , his
party has solemnly declared , is no dis
qualification. " , Under the law Governor
West must within ! twenty days call for a
special election , .to ( ill the vacant dole-
gateship , am' ' the indications are that if
a gentile ropuDlican is nominated the
democratic majority of U,800 will bo
wiped out. It.iB > not thought that Mr.
Rawlins will seek to bo returned as a
vindication of 'tilts ' course ho has pur
sued. Though tlto fact that many of tlio
Mormon domoc-at3 : did not want Rich
ard's appointed./Curing his "Jesuitical
methods and subtle ways , " is indicative
of his endorsonvcrit by the liberal faction
of his own party. "
IT HAS been jdCoiil.od by the United
States land commissioner that the bill
opening the Fort Ruudall military res
ervation prohibits settlement until the
survey is completed ' and that a prior
settlement would bo unlawful. As the
commissioner says it will bo at least
two years before the details of this work
are completed and tlio lands legally
ready for settlement , it would seem as
though a number of enterprising ad
venturers already located thereon liavo
boon altogether too previous. The
trouble attending the opening of every
reservation has been that land specu
lators familiarize themselves with the
most desirable sections of the region before -
fore the day for legal occupancy and
thus are enabled by hook or by crook to
secure advantage ever the moro honest
and law-regarding element who seek to
legitimately aoquir'e farms and homos.
Tinio for liluiint ( u DUiulve.
If there is no other business to como before -
fore "my" Special Commissioner llloiuit it
would seem to bo about timu for him to ad
Too .Milill Work in C.irjut Sliuklni ; .
I'lillti Icliilila Tdn-s.
There nro aiurctiists In this country anil
KuropoMlil to shako royal thrones who
wouldn't shake the domestic carpets to save
their wives' lives.
.Not Nnrrmixry , lint Ailvlsiljlo.
St. Iouti Jiejitilillr.
All extra session of com-rcs ? may not bo
necessary , but it is advisable. Besides , there
are a great many anxious people who want
unices looking for some reason to sonil their
senators and conirrcssmen baclf to Wash
ItlllOH Will IlilVH til HlUllO.
f. Lmilt ( Hull -Uetiuicrat.
If Holes wants the gubernatorial nomina
tion axaln ho will have to tl ht for i1. . Other
men are after it , anil will make a contest for
It. This makes no real ilIITerenco in the con
ditions , however , lowu Is going to bo car
ried by the republicans this ye ir.
Will Work Hnth lVny < .
Secretary Morton , it is said , has announced
that so long as ho Is socre.tary of agriculture
no one In his department shall deliver an ad
dress In favor of a protective tariff. If ho
also objects to apfleohes In favor of free
trade the country-will not complain.
Not u 1'y pillar I' ! n.
Kj > rdi/.Af ( fi ( .1/11x8 / j Itrinililtcvi
It is announced # 11'tho same day at I'ltts-
burg that An.livw tlariios'iu is to build a
§ . ' .1,003 fre.o public'library ' at Hraddoek. and
that the wages ot his men In his Uiniuusnu
mill at that place have been reduced . ' . " > per
cent. The ( Jarnegjojtvay of diffusing knowl
edge Is not popular.
Lt Priiclitni'itlon ,
The proclamation th.it President Cleveland -
land has nailo.l to Ins front du.ir roads \vull.
Hu proclaims in good KnglUh that ho will
not uoo oftlce .soakers. Ho is tired , and the
public business mv'A have a show , besides
There is no fanlgWba found with the com-
IMsltiou. Tno smrwfnonl oxprosjod U excel
lent. Hut roaioil\ from oftlc.o go on Just
the same. >
Mil Sympathy for Trim tijii'milutor * .
KYllMiH fitll Tllllfi.
Kxcopt to a few ' - "
pjrsjii'ion the Insidu"
the business of tlu trusts is a mystery.
When thcs'J combines put tholr shares on
tlio marltol iho people wh > g.iniolo In them
make a leap In the dark. The result of such
tr.idiii ; ; In ' 'Industrials" was Illustrated by
the late coiulitloir of st-ml-paiilo on Wall
stnsot. No sympathy need bo wasted un
the speculators who were caught lo.ideit
oowu with t'ordage. Sugar or other trust
shares , but the iloranifeiiMil of luglitmnto
business reuniting from the scare on the
Stock exchange is a Inore .sssrioui considera
L'lilcJ'jn I let all.
Tl'o retiremcni of Mr. Davltl from I'.irlla-
incut deprives the lioino rule coiulnguiit of
onisof Its nolest or.itois , a man of grasp nf
all pr.ictl''al < iucstuus involved in thv homo
| rule bill , a rosrent rc.isonor and n convincing
advocate. Mr. Dtivltt hns boon bankrupted
by the election campaign , In which he de
feated a I'arnellito nfterwnnl glvou the scut
on tuvount of the Interference of clericals ,
for whose want of discretion > r. IXivltt
wns wholly blameless. Although ho might
have remained six months In his sm\t de
spite his bankruptcy , n nature so honest anil
uncompromising as D.wltt's preferred Im
mediate retirement , lie has no source of
Income but his pun , and must look to that to
support his faintly. Ho will bo among the
first men elected to the now Irish parlia
ment , which will have the good sense to
provide fair compensation for Us members
so us to secure for the country talents and
character like Uavltt's.
Chi HIJntii'iiiif. .
The post-election growls that emanated
from ex-Assistant I'ostmnster General
Clarkson , in which the blame for the repub
lican defeat was ascribed to tiencral Hurrl-
son in particular and the cnmiilMi : ; man
agers In general , has been accounted for.
Mr. Clarkson was prostrated at Ixiulsvlllo
yesterday with "a species of indigestion , " to
which he Is subject. A dyspeptic is out of
place at the head of a great party organiza
tion , and the National League of licimbilcan
Clubs Is lo bo congratulated on the expira
tion of Mr. Chirksoifs term as president.
Jtxot'tui TO ftc.inii TIIK
Kearney Telegram : Ono moro day of the
impeachment trial has passed , and the evi
dence addueet was of the most damaging
character. Somebody Is badly scared , no
matter what comes of the linul division.
Oakland Times : Thn trial of the Impeached
state officials is bringing to light an Immense
amount of fraud in connection with the
building of a cell house at Lincoln. The
testimony introduced thus far goes to show
that there Is about twenty state officials , ex-
state officials and contractors in Lincoln who
should bo made to pound rock for the state
ten or fifteen years. In return the state
should lodge them and clothe them with the
regulation penitentiary striped suits.
( iraud Island Independent : The man
agers of the Impeachment case have been
successful in producing a largo amount of
evidence very damaging to the impeached
ollicers. In regard to the cell house it has
been shown that the construction of this
building , for which about ? 4'UlK ! ) have hccn
expended , should not have cost more than
SW.INH ) , a fact which cannot ho explained
hut by corruption or the grossest negligence
on part of those onlccrs whoso duty it was to
superintend that building. Wo are anxious
to learn how those men uro going to convince
the supreme court and the whole people that
they have done their duty in quietly allow
ing these swindles to go on.
W.inl McAllister is the name of a now
foreman of the Santo Ko yards at Kansas
Owen Hogers of Albany claims to bo the
oldest fireman in the United States. Ho is
( Ml years of age and has been a tire lighter
Stephen A. Northway , congressman-elect
from the Nineteenth Ohio district , is six
feet four and one-half inches lu height , and
the tallest man in the delegation.
Archbishop Fabro of Montreal recently
celebrated his twentieth ICpiscopai anniver
sary , and it was participated in bv the
mayor and several members uf the Quebec
Johnathun Stanhopo , an eccentric old gen
tleman of Wayne county , Indiana , proooses
to paper his parlor with 1 , i ! and 5-cont Co
lumbian stamps. Ho estimates that the
freak will cost nim about tSOO.
Kobort Dorer. the famous Swiss sculptor ,
whoso death occurred from heart disuj.su in
Herlin recently , had visited the German
capital lor medical treatment and expected
soon to return to hLs home. Ho was Ci ) years
.Miss Florence Bryan , a young English
woman , lias abandoned Christianity and
married a native oltlclal of India. She was
married according to the Sikh rites , and is
now a member of the Sikh religious com
Young King Alexander of Servia , who at
17 has hci/.ed the reins of government , is a
broad-shoulderod boy of medium height ,
rather handsome and unusually intelligent.
Ho is energetic and self-willed , and for his
years unpleasantly cynical.
The most beautiful unmarried young prin
cess in all Kuropo is the youngest daughter
of the Icing of the Belgians , the Princess
Clementina. She is Just 'JJ years of ago ,
very tall , has beautiful dark hair and eyes ,
r.nd c irries herself like a ( juccu.
Dr. licet toe , United States consul at Amoy ,
writes that Amoy teems to such an extent
with insect life that only his iron safe is left
undamaged.Almost every article of wood , "
the cjiisul writes , 'is hound sooner or later
to ba devoured by white lints. "
William O. Garrison of Bridgoton , N. J. , is
making a fortune supplying the market with
a line quality of gravel for canary birds. He
owns a piece of land in Salem county from
which iho gravel is procured , and ho ships it
to Philadelphia by the boatload.
Miss B radii on has realized the historic
ambition of Sir Walter Scott , who vowed ho
wou d make $100,000 by notion hoforo he
ceased writing. This , with fifty-three
novels standing to her credit and a still un-
waning popularity , is probably enough.
Miss Florence Marryat. daughter of the
famous writer , has always made literature a
profession. She lives alone , attended by two
servants , at a pretty Jittlo house in West
Kensington , Jomlon , whuro she has a re
markable collection ofpots" dogs , birds
Airs. Catherine Stearns , in her Olid year ,
was the oldest woman voter in Boston nt
the last school board elections. She is said
to have worked for one firm thirty-four
yean. , leaving their service at the ago of 81.
She is now in the Aged Woman's home ,
reads , sews and is deeply interested in the
Father Knuipp , proprietor of the famous
"barefoot cure" at Woorshoeton , was the
recipient of many honors upon his recent
visit in Berlin. He delivered two lectures
upon the systi-m which ho advocates. Thov
were attended by the representatives of
many aristocratic families and several olll-
eors of state. At the end of the last lecture
a committee of citizens placed a silver laurel
wreath upon the old priest's head.
AMfl/M.Wi.l AXIt AKIIH.ISK.IXH.
Teeumseh people are agitating the subject
of establishing n public library.
The State Fish commission is to stock
Ix > gan creek in Hurt county with pike.
One thousand children are particiiiatlng in
the May festival entertainment being given
by the Boatrli'o schools.
Burglars secured silic handkerchiefs , shoei
and sovural suits of clothes from Moss' dry
gooils store at P.nvneo City , but they didn't
find a cent of money.
A little Indian boy at thu Ciunovu Indian
school tried to run a race with a locomotive
and fell under the wheels. Ono leg was cut
off between the ankle and knee.
Oilcill is without a saloon at present , Jiulgo
Babcoi'k of the district court having
handed down his decision in favor
of the romonstraiors and issued a per
emptory order cancelling the license until a
time is fixed by the O.lell Hoard uf Trustees
to hear the roimmstranco on its merits.
Work has been begun at Hartingfon on a
&IU.OUO system of water works. The pump
ing station will ha in the lower part uf tin )
city , and the tower and tank are hulng built j
on the hill in the west part of town. The '
system when completed will he olio of the
finest in the northeastern purl of the stale.
Captain Gatehull , editor of the Merna
Hoporter , has bean so weighted down with
honors the past week that hu has been
hardly able to stand erect. General Weis-
sert of iho Grand Army appointed tlioc.ip.
tain on ht.i staff with the rank ( if colonel ,
and then the city council of Morna elected
him village clerk.
An epidemic of measles is fast depopulat
ing the school house.s at Platuinouth. but
thu disease Is in su mild a form that
many parents continue to suiul their
children to school after they are
stricken with the. malady. The condition of
affairs U not pleasing to the parents of the
other pupils and the authorities art ) doim ;
tholr bout to prevent the further spread of
TIIK .ll-'HO..t.UKHIV.l\ .
UINUK.N , Nob. , May l > . To the 1-Mitoro
TUB HUB : Permit mo space in your valuable
papur to say a few words in regard to the
place of holding the state couvuutun of Afro-
Americans ! It Is Nuhrnskn City , Juno 1 , at
1'J in ,
OThoro I * no ground for the chnnpo lo
Omnlin. No complaint from any source has
boon heard , except by the executive commit
tee. ! They claim that Nebraska City is too
Inslgnltleaiit and unattractive How weak
and foolish ! Otoo county In ono of the rich
est In the state niul Nebraska City the
oldest city. Verv flattering In
ducements have been offered by thn
white cltl/.ens for us to come.
I would much rather visit Omaha myself.
But my wishes are lost when Justice Is re
quired. Tlioso gentlemen ( fifty In number )
can visit Nebraska City for ono and one-
third fard. They have over 'Jf > 00 voters to
assist : them financially. If their vocation Is
so ( urgent that they cannot lose two days
. to , attend an ! nitortant | event like the an
nual , convention they are not worthy thu
cause they represent. The only drawback
H leaving your jobs and paying your ex
penses. 1'hIs same cause kept \our dele
gates from Lincoln In 1MM. It seems very
hard to get up courage. Lincoln visited
Omaha twice and are now preparing to go to
Nebraska City , t would say to the Omaha
people ho men , net your part and send a good
delegation to Nebraska City.
B. F. C. AI.IIKKT , President.
ESSAYS ANJ ) MUSIC.
Iiutrurtlvn Sclrntlllr "Uonvrriiii'.lnno" ( ilvru
liy ( ! relilitiiii Colli-u-n Slnilcnti.
The "conversazlnno" on geology and n.ath-
cmatles given by the class of 'VIM nt Crcigh-
ton college last evening was well attended
and was , In all respects , a success , the speak
ers handling their subjects In a manner cred
itable not only to themselves , but to the college -
lego as well. The exercises were begun by
singing tlio "Swinging Song" by a students'
choir of boys' This was followed
b.v an Interesting address by Francis Furnay
upon the subject , "Tho Geological History
of our Country , " in which were described
the various strata of which the earth's crust
was formed , beginning with the earliest and
leading his hearers down to the time when
thn earth was fitted for the habitation of
.lohn D.iulhy had for his subject , "How
Our Mountain Chains Were Made. " Ho
mentioned the present theory regarding the
Interior condition of the earth , how , by the
cooling process , the surface was distorted ,
how volcanic eruptions were caused ami
cited notable examples of erjsion and other
"Our Glacial Period" was the subject al-
lotod to William Barry. Ho told of the times
when a sea of Ice o'espread the land ; how
scientists knew that such an ago once ex
isted and noted in a general way .some of the
characten.stic features of glaciers.
Clarence Furaj closed the geological portion
tion of the exercises by an address upon
"Tho Prehistoric Days of Nebraska , " giving
some attention to the spot where Omaha Is
now situated. He also exhibited uumerou-t
fossil remains of animals whi.-h then existed.
All of the essays were illustrated by geolog
ical maps , diagrams and storeoptiean views
prepared by tlio students themselves.
After a solo and trio sung b.v Ml ward
Hiloy , Hnnry Furay and Leo McShane , the
subject of higher mathematics was taken
up. Francis Kennedy spoke upon "The
Calculus , " showing plainly its utility lo the
scientist. The exercises rlosuii by an ex
planation of iho methods of integration , par
ticipated by the whole class , the professor
of mathematics putting numerous questions
to the students and assigning to them prob
lems to bo olucieated upon the blackboard.
A 1 > . .111771 THU FV\XV MK\ .
Harper's llnznr : "I noticed < > queer thing
aliout the doc-faced hey , " Mild the osillled
man at the dime museum.
" \Vhal'.i tluitV" iiskml the .skeleton dude.
"Iin has lieur IniiiiN , " niturncd tlio infilled
man , and the skeleton dudu laughed until hu
Atlanta Constitution : "Just from Chicago'/ "
" . "
" \Vhut was your hoard hill ? "
"Don't know yet , It's coming by freight. "
Chicago Journal : World's Pair Hostnuriint
Walter i'er bill's tree dollars , an' dor's no USD
( juest Hut I have had only a plato nf Miup
and u eut of pie , and this bv tlio card cost- ,
only 5O cent- . . What'l.s the # 2150 for ?
\\alter 1'er air. Deus ymo ehuiups link
we're furnlsliln' ills good lake urutuu femur
Washington Star ; " 1 see , " nald . ,
"that tin ) tissue paper trust has collapsed. "
"Yes , " replied llui man who Invaihihly iif-
foet.s Miperlor Informntlon , "I always regarded
It as a Iliinsy affair. "
Diitrolt 1'ree I'ress : "Any ninll for us1
asked a red-liuaded hey on I'ourlh.street of the
" ' . "
"Is your mother expecting a loltor ? "
"Not any letter as I knows of. but thlstlmo
lust year we was get tin' thrco or four circulars
u day. ( itiess noliody ain't niiikln' any bed IIUR
sttilt this spring ! "
Chicago Trlliuno : "Ity the way , " lniulr | il
thu young woman with tln > bundles , turnliig
hack for : i moment , "do you (111 ( nmll orders ? "
"I I think not , miss , " replied the now .sales
mansomewhat hesitatingly. "The matrimonial
agunuy Is In tin ) IIOM block south. "
I'm a happy llttlu germ ,
In your food I dnnou and squirm ,
And fmcklrt down to business every minute ;
An eondliiiiinl I'm ipiltu
Comiilot'ily "out of sight , "
Hut you hot your bottom dollar I am In It.
Atlnntd C nt < lltittti > : i.
How stratiKii the tricks that forluno plays us !
Kim wins nur love and then hutrays 111 ;
W's toll for wealth , and wo reeiilvn It
Just In good tlmu to din and litavu It.
Drink and llm world drinks with you ,
Thirst and yon thirst alimi'i
Tor this world so dirur must borrow Us hi-er ,
It has water enon 'li of It.s own.
IN THE INDIAN SERVICJ
Gomminloner Browning Eiplaiui Ilis lutoi
tlons and Flans for the Future.
- .f tj
POLITICAL REASONS NOT CONSIDER !
nitron Vnrnnrloi to lie 1'lllml by thn
iiilttUlriillou In ThU Ptipitrtmimt nt
Once Why Sim-ltl | liiipnrturi
\\rro lUlllU r < l.
\VASIHXIITON' JlrimAt- TUB Unu , )
filll FouiiTnr.NTii SHIKKT , V
WASIIISIIIOS , L ) . C . Miy : II I
In an Interview today Indian ( . 'otumljca
sloner llrownlng said : " 1 propose to coi
lliino the work of educating the lndlaiius |
making thorn good cltl/.uns and getting
to work on the lines which have been puVec
sued for several years past and which nrjui
l.iId down by congress in the large nnnuitha
appropriations for Indian schools and for tbthu
other branches of the I milin .service. . jxir
"No changes are being uiiidu for politic , t\n >
reasons and all those made among the 1
dian agents have been on the iveommciuli th
tlon of the existing force of inspectors til
pointed under the last adniinl.slraU'm a)11' ) '
"The president him determined to desllo ( :
natenriny officers where vacancies existaml j j
liave sent a list of fifteen siieh va. . .uu-los i.0m
the secretary of tinin'orior for the ermsldo it , ,
atlon and approval of the president and thout ,
secretary. Some of these ilftiM-n vneaiii li'niii
existed when 1 entered ofli'-o , others wor , n >
caused by thcdesiivof Ineui1.ben's to loa\syi
the service and others hive been rcciincR-i
mended by the Inspectors. So far as I kn vru' '
iirmyoflleers will he appointed in each casild . _
If there are onsen where fur special roasor-ss
a civilian Is ueslred tl will lie between th'ln
president and the secretary to make tlurl
Cut OIV tUrlum Kxpmm- ,
"I intended no hostilityitothe exustlntr syjn
tern of Indian education b.v reducing th < no
number of special Inspectors of si'lioolfji. ) , '
Tlieroereslx of these otllrlals appoint1 H , , '
by Commissioner Morgan out of a general a | ( . | , i
propriation and without authority of lawj , , , . '
They were drawing ; ? ! , . " > < ) ; ) per year with a
allowance of $ : i. . " > 0 per day for subilstonc
besides railroad faro when traveling
statement that they were drawing
each was not authorised , and it appears ljjo
ho a little in excess of the truth , ro
"I dispensed with the services of four o
the six and shall leave it to the suporintein
cut of schools and the other two inspoctoi
to do the work for the remainder of the Hsj i |
calyear. The positions will , of course , cn < ' ,
with the expiration of the iippronnatlon o" '
Juno 'M. and I have not ynt divided whethe *
1 shall cnntiniiu sueli special mn-weo or not
Tlio requests for contracts for the Indiaigo
school service have not yet i-onie in ana < . '
have not had time to formulate any spot-in
policy regarding them for the coming year '
\Vo < ti > rn l'i < ii lon .
The following pensions grant'11 are n-
Nebraska : Original Andrew MeCiinniss
John A. Morrison , DoWitt I' Fellows , Wii
Ham Cullen. Increase Nelson I'urtts. Hi > nr\
ITayden. Original , widow etc Hannai
Iowa : Original -Jessn Cockerham , .lame
Skinner.i Supplemental- I-ightfoot
Increase .lohn Strickland , WllsonWhltaker
Isaac Palmer. George . Mills. William H
lirown , Thomas J. DeKord. IJcissue llyroi
Cotton. Orighial , willows etc Marietta
French , Hohert U. Murphy < father i , Mar.v
Dunson. AVIilow , Indian wars -Valeria Lang
Secretary Morton has endeared himself to
the Washington correspondents. One o
them called on him toda.v and found tin
secretary engaged behind closed doors am
loft his card. Tonight Mr Merion cuim
down Into the row. hunted up the corre <
spondent and gave him the information
desired. 1' . S. H.
j I Modern Wniutmnii hciclnl.
' The members of Alpha camp , Woodmen o
! the World , treated their friends and familie.
to an excellent isocial time lastevening Th
i largo ball in the Continental block wa
crowded , fully -100 persons being In the roonO
| The evening's entertainment began with .V :
i lengthy muslo.il program of merltorlon
numbers , fully two hours being consumed nfS
its rendition. Supper In the banquet hale.
followed. The evening's enjoyment ws- .
brougnt to a close with a danci ) . those so illsOt
posed participating in the pastime.
T. V. I'L.tTJ'N ll'/.tfl.
Acir Ynih MI/I. /
I want to hn Ill.e Slieiniiin ,
And with John Slirrnmii .siunit ,
A liooni to all my nctloiii ,
An olllco In my hand ;
Than siiiiru | : hcrori ) Ilio pooph ) ,
Siiiivurliistlnu rlKht , I
I'll gut tbcro like .lolni Shcrniun , '
And stay 111 CMC day and nl 'lit.
] want ho like Hhermiin ,
So smooth unit ealin anil cool ,
And sniiish tlio raih IniiiuNes S
That HKiKn : i niin ; a fool.
John Sliiiriiian Hover Mriiuhl have IK >
lioni ) on u wild Me Toot , /
As I did In the hiuiuni
And Rot It in Uiu nnoot. / ,
I want to InIIKc Slieriiiaii , *
Imliicil , fmli.'cil I do , _
And huvn Hint Kind of Inlliiriico
Which ulwnvs pulls him liiun li.
I w.int lo hn IIISlii'riiiun. .
Anil with John Slierinan stand ,
A croun iipiin my foi'ehitiiil ,
A Iiarj ) within my hand. ,
Purty Near Finished
We've been tied up this spring- with our new
annex , but it's nearly finished
now. We've nothing1 to com
plain oT , however , for you
know we're like the fellow
who said he could lick them
all with both hands tied behind -
hind his back. But look out
when we do cut loose , which
will be very soon now. When
it's all done up in g-ood shape we're g'oing' to have
ono of the grandest clothing- house openings over
saen outside of New York. Watch out for it. The
unusual skill which our tailors have applied to our
suits this season , and the excellent quality of the
cloth and trimmings , give us an advantage over
other doalero that wearers of our goods are quick
BROWNING , KING & CO. ,
- CoriBlh aad Sis
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