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THE OMAIU DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , MAY 24 , 1898.
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RiU'OKTS from various points in the
slftto indicate that while the shower of
Sunday night was u trillo enthusiastic it
was oIToctivo In dispelling fears of u
damaging dry spell.
Tuniiu seems to bo a growing senti
ment in the south in favor of the repeal
of the tax on state bank currency. The
west is moro conservative and the pro
posal is viewed hero with distrust. ,
No STATK in the union has a bettor
banking law than Nebraska. If the
State Banking board does its full duty
the people of this state will have but
little to fear from broken banks.
THE promised activity of Nebraska
r railroads in the line of improvements
involving the expenditure of millions of
dollars does not harmonize with the
theory that the maximum freight rate
bill will retard the railroad development
of the stato.
THE shrinkage in the values of trust
stocks is computed at $103,830,000 since
the beginning of the present year
Those figures represent an actual loss to
investors and explain the prevailing dis
trust with which all industrial securities
are looked upon.
NOTHING will do more to preserve
public confidence in state and national
banks than a general well-founded as-
auranco that the work of the bank ex
aminers is carefully and conscientiously
done. A lax system of inspection in
variably results in disaster.
HON. A. L. NEW , chairman of the
state democratic committee of Wyoming ,
is encouraging the patience of the dem
ocrats of that state by assuring them
that their day is not far distant in the
mutter of federal appointments. Ho
confidently predicts that the marshal
United States attorney and nil the im
portant postmasters in the states will bo
replaced by July 1 , the beginning of the
fiscal year. This democratic chieftain
further explains that the seeming tardi
ness in making removals in Wyoming is
owing simply to the physical impossi
bility of the headsmen of the different
departments to swing their axes will :
greater rapidity , and the Wyoming
officials can only bo brought in turn to
the block. When the decapitations do
begin , however , heads will fall into the
baskets in quick succession , and there
with it may bo expected the democracy
will bo delighted.
PitESiDKNT CLKVEKAND seems to have
made a fortunate selection in the ap
pointment of William C. Renfrew for
governor of Oklahoma , It is stated that
ho is no politician , but his assurance
that the immense patronage that it fulls
to his lot to dispense in the territory
will Ixj distributed among bona lido resi
dents solely , Indicates that ho under
stands very clearly what the citi/.ons
who live under a territorial form of gov
ernment want and what they are en
titled to. People who have lived under
carpet bag rule in the western country
can the moro freely appreciate this.
Aside from the territorial offices the
governor of Oklahoma will Imvo the
appointment of all county and township
officers in the counties ln the Cherokee
Outlet. There will bo about ton counties ,
and there are about thirty county and
township officers in each county.
THE chances of the United States
escaping an invasion of cholera improve
with every day that the scourge falls
te show increasing development in
Europe. The outlook for the summer is
more hopeful now than it has been at
any tlmo since spring began. The
eminent Gorman huiontlst , Profebsor
Vlrohow , who is one of the foremost of
living authorities on "uholorn , BUVB that
lie considers another outbreak of the
pestilence in Germany improbable. In
R.usslu the disease makes little progress
and in Asia , whore cholera has always
hud its brooding ground , the situation is
reported to bo very different from
what it was this time Inbt year. The
worst form of cholera was ravaging Per-
sin by the middle of May , 1892 , whence
it had rapidly spread from India , and its
progress westward was so swift and re
sistless as to foreshadow a terrible inva L-
sion of the pestilence in eastern Europe ,
If not throughout the continent. Hut
while the outlook appears thus reassur
ing there must be no relaxation of the
vigilance of quarantine officials or any
neglect of eanltary precautions of any
kind. Everything necessary to keep
cholera out of this country should be
provided with as much care as if the
danger of the disease becoming epi
demic In Europe wore us great us has
been apprehended , This la accessary to
Tlir. KEFyOTtt OI1
The key note ol the question BS to
whether the state ofllceis now on trial
for misdemeanors in office have laid
themselves liable to the penalties of im *
Itcachmont wan sounded by Justice Nor-
val during the progress of the trial on
n point raised ns to justification of neg
lect of duty by reason of alleged over
work. Judge Norval declared pointedly
that the point at issue was , what would
an ordinarily prudent man do under
bimllnr circumstances ?
This la really the whole case in a nut
shell. The pivot upon which the whole
case turns is conduct. Did the impeached
officers exorcise such care and diligence
in the management of the affairs of the
state as an ordinarily prudent man would
do under similar circumstances ?
Would an ordinarily prudent man , entrusted -
trusted with the control and custody of
the property of a private corporation
have been justified in pursuing the
course which the ImpcnohcQ officials did
pursue in the building of the peniten
tiary cell house ?
Would any prudent business man pick
out the notorious boodle lobbyist of a
contractor for convict labor and place
him In charge of a building to bo erected
by convict labor when by so doing ho loft
it optional with this boodlenmn to fix the
prices charged for men not employed
nnd Borvico not rendered ?
Would an ordinarily prudent man ad
vance largo sums , say from $ o,000 to
88,000 at a time , to this boodle lobbyist
and never as much ns ask for an itemized
statement of the money ho claimed to
have paid out ?
Would an .ordinarily prudent man
who is charged with erecting a building
limited to cost $40,000 , spend the whole
appropriation without knowing how
much of an overlap ho was creating and
could ho keep his place for twenty-four
hours in the employ of any business
house if ho recklessly allowed a follow
of Bill Dorgan's stump to run on with
out a settlement for over eighteen
Could an ordinarily prudent man be
imposed on for years so as to certify to a
million and a half pounds of coal when
less than half a million was actually de
Would an ordinarily prudent man ap
prove vouchers for over two hundred
tons of coal at tlio Lincoln asylum in
July and August when it was manifestly
Impossible to consume one-tenth of 200
tons during the hottest months of the
Suppose the manager of any business
firm should have shown such lack of
ordinary prudence , would ho not be
dismissed from its service , either as an
imbecile or us a knave , or both ?
Suppose the Lincoln asylum had been
using a ton of ice per day during July and
A ugust and a bill for sixty tons of ice had
been presented for the months of Janu
ary and February , would not the state
board have been guilty of criminal neg
ligence if they had issued a voucher for
a claim so manifestly fraudulent ?
Now to sum up. The question , and the
only question at issue before the supreme
court , Is : Does the evidence presented
during the trial show that the affairs
of state have been conducted by the
State board with sucli care and dili
gence as an ordinarily prudent man
would pursue under similar circum
stances ? Have thebo men by their con
duct as exhibited in the testimony
shown themselves to bo safe custodians
of the property of the state , and have
they discharged the responsible duties
devolving upon them in such a manner
us would inspire confidence in them as
men of sound judgment and strict in
Would any corporation , firm or in
dividual that has millions of acres of
land under lease and moro than a million
a year to disburse for material and
wages retain those men in its employ in
the capacity of managers or custodians ?
If they have proved themselves reck
less , negligent and unfit to manage the
business of an extensive private concern
are they fit to bo retained in the posi
tions they now occupy ?
lA" OVKlin'OUKRD OFFICIAL.
Their wore a few things in connection
with the multifarious duties of his office
that Attorney General Hastings failed
to relate to the court when ho took the
witness stand in his own defense Mon
day. For instance , ho might have told
an interesting story in connection with
the failure of the state bank at Crete.
Bank Examiner Wells nuulo a thorough
investigation of the bank early in July ,
1892 , in which ho reported to the State
Banking board that the bank was in an
unsafe condition , that its officers were
not obeying the law and that the inter
ests of the depositors wore in jeopardy.
And yet , in spite of this somewhat
startling report , the bank was permitted
to run on unmolested by any action of
the banking board until its vaults wore
drained of nearly every dollar they had
over contained and its cashier disap
peared. Finally , late in September ,
when the cashier's long continued ab
sence became the general topic of con
versation from one end of the state to
the other , and after the oollftjiso of the
bunk had been reported in every country
paper in the state , the attorney general
who had so much to do , commenced
action in the supreme court for the ap
pointment of a receiver.
The above stntoment is based upon an
examination of the records of the case
now on file in the office of the clerk of
the supreme court. It is simply an ithur
evidence of the carelessness with which
the state officials performed the duties
of their office. In this cusa the careless
ness or neglect Involved hundreds ot
private citizens in u loss that might
have boon prevented had the attorney
general and his fellow mumbara of the
banking board executed the law.
THK appointment of Colonel William
P. Carlln of the Fourth United States
Infantry to be brigadier general to fill
the vacancy caused by the retirement ol
Brigadier General E. A. Parr bottloatho
controversy that has long hung over
this appointment. It will bo remem
bered that President Harrison retire'd
General Carr on account of his ago
against the hitter's protest and up-
pointed Colonel Otis to the vacancy.
The Honuta refused to take up this nomi-
iwUuu , whether because it wm too ca- .
grossed with othof affairs or because
the friends of General Carr wore prepared -
pared to make a fight over his enforced
retirement , or for some other reason , is
not known to the public. Colonel Carlln
waq at the time General Schofiold's can
didate for the appointment nnd thus
wins at the finish. General Carlln re
tires from active service , however , on
account of ago on November 24 next , DO
thnt while ho gets the star nnd carries
the increased rank and pay with him ,
his elevation only temporarily interferes
with the promotion of his juniors. So
the president will have the patronage all
over again. This recalls that a similar
Instance occurcd during Mr. Cleveland's
first term. Colonel Potter was ap
pointed by him a brigadier general , al
though ho had only a few months to
servo on the active list. In answer to
adverse criticism the president justiiled
his action on the ground that it was only
a just 'tribute to an old nnd worthy of
ficer whoso distinguished war service
entitled him to this consideration. The
same reason , doubtless , influenced his
appointment General Carlln , and the
public generally will view with approval
this recognition of long and faithful
service rendered his country.
P/IOSPBOT OF TIIU MONKV MAUKBI :
There Is no subject of greater interest
to all classes of business men nt this
time than the financial situation and the
possibilities of the near future. Every
body who has relations with monled in
stitutions knows that there Is a general
feel Ing among them of unusual caution
and conservatism a disposition to con
tract credits nnd to scan with extrordin-
ary care the uapcr that is offered them.
If not absolutely apprehensive of the
future , all' prudent bankers feel that it
is a good time to suggest to their pat
rons the expediency of keeping tholr
operations within discreet limits and
to enforce this policy by placing re
strictions upon those who may bo dis
posed to extend their operations beyond
what may bo deemed by the tenders of
money to bo safe lines.
Tiie fact that money is close is not duo
to a decrease in the volume of the cur
rency. On the contrary , the supply of
money in the country is larger now than
over before , the lntost cstimuto placing
the amount per capita , outside of the
treasury , at $24 , and including the
money in the treasury at $30.
There is "a" steady increase , also ,
vhich more than keeps pace with
.ho . growth of population and of
egitimato business. The stringency is
.ho result of a contraction of credits.
The actual circulation plays only a small
> art in the transaction of the business
of the country , perhaps not moro than
one-tenth of all payments being made in
currency. Nine-tenths of the payments
of manufacturers and merchants are
nado with checks and drafts , which
argely represent credit , and it is when
the banks curtail in this direction that
stringency is experienced. This Is what
s now being done , and it denotes a fool
ing cof distrust and uncertainty ro-
arding the future. Financiers do
not all agre'o that there is imminent
danger. On the contrary some whoso
authority ia entitled to the highest con >
sideration profess to believe that there
is no good ground for apprehending any
thing in the nature of a crisis. But none
the less the general policy among them
is one of uncommon caution and con
servatism and the indications do not
point to an curly change from this con
The Now York Times of last Sunday
reviewed the circumstances connected
with the financial disturbances of 1873 ,
1884 and 1890 , and those of the last two
years wore very similar to those now
prevailing. The conclusion drawn
from this is somewhat reassur
ing. Says the Times : "As the
contraction in the spring of 1884. was
followed by case for the rest of the year ,
so the contraction the latter half of
1890 was followed by ease nearly uni
form , and at no time seriously inter
rupted , during the next year. So far ,
the process which wo have traced after
the contraction of 1884 and 1890 has , at
least , begun to repeat itself. " There is
to bo considered , however , ono force
which may interfere with this process
nnd that is the demand for money in
London. Our foreign trade continues
unfavorable , but n change from this is
to bo expected when the exports of grair
increase in the autumn. "With sucl
reserve as this indeterminate element Ir
the problem requires , " says the Timca ,
"Wo think that it is reasonable to infer
that the procqgs of relaxation , the din
trlbution again of the accumulation
brought about by the recent stringency
will continue , and that relative ease
will prevail for the rest of the year.1
Tills encouraging view of the sltuutior
certainly seems to bo warranted by i
comparison of the condition's now will
those attending past financial disturb
mines that did not develop into panics
but it is to bo apprehended that the re
turn of confidence will bo slower now
than in 1884 and 1890.
MUCH TO 11U ACCUMl'LISIJBU.
The new Commercial club enters upon
its career of usefulness under the mos
favorublo circumstances. Never in ho
history has Omaha enjoyed u moro flattering
toring prospect for growth and develop
mont. A largo and constantly expand
ing territory has furnished an incentive
to the wholesaler. The homo patronage
movement , which now extends ever the
entire state , has given a fresh impetus
to manufuoturinp. Activity and pros
perity ut homo is constantly uddlng to
the business of the retailor. The banks
of the city are safely conducted and
are abundantly able to meet all
demands of legitimate commerce. While
roul estate values are constantly increas
ing there is an utter absence of the
speculative tendency. Such is the happy
combination of circumstances that en
courages the Commercial club at the
outset of its career.
Yet iu spite of the flattering prospect
the club has no easy task before it. It
will aim to develop the material Inter
ests of the city along throe lines the
wholesaling , the manufacturing and the
retailing. All throe are of equal im
portance to the growth and prosperity
of the city. Now wholesale houses
are necessary to moot the require-
moutu ol trade which naturally
gravitates toward tjl s city. Omaha
cannot hope to a/control / the trade
of the great nortli vet unless she hns
ample facilities. 1Wv manufactories
are not only nuodcd , ! but the ones
already In oporatloft 'nTo to bo encour
aged. The Incrcasj iitV'lho manufactur
ing interests and tho'growth of the re
tail trade of the clHv'nro necessarily in
terdependent. Tlio1' growth of the
former is the suroo index of the pros
perity of the latter1" ' ; ' '
In no way can $ )6 ) jjCommorclal club
bo bettor assisted In its efforts to fur
ther the intoresls > * f''lho ' city than by
the individual co-operation of all of the
business men of ttio lty. There is In
fluence oven In the weight of numbers ,
and much moro can bo accomplished by
n club haying 2,000 members than by
that number ,
THE completion and successful test of
the now cruiser Now York again directs
attention to the rapid progress making in
the work of building our navy. It is prob
able that after all the . .dynamite battery
of the Vesuvius will be made effective and
efforts are now being devoted to remedy
ing the errors found In the gearing ap
paratus that controls the handling of
the great guns. It is Secretary Herbert's
intention to afford further opportunity
for experimental tests before adopt
ing the reports of the government
experts as final and thereby throwing
aside as worthless a war vessel from
which so much has been expected and
on which such a largo amount of money
has been expended. Tlio secretary is
also now considering the project , recom
mended by the board of 'naval bureau
chiefs , of constructing two composite
ships out of the three 1,200-ton gunboats
for which plans have been prepared.
Preparations have already boon made to
build ono of these formidable warships
of steel , but tlio secretary's technical
advisers think it would'bo advantageous
to construct the other two with steel
framing and wooded hulls. It is
held that this method of con
struction is not only an economical ono
but that it would render the vessels par
ticularly well adapted for service in the
Pacific and Asiatic waters whore foulIng -
Ing of bottoms is so troublesome , and
where these vessels will probably bo
nsedcd. The question of authority of
the secretary to adopt this method of
construction , arisincr irom the evident
intent of the law making the appropria
tion to have future vessels of the navy
built solely of steel , could and doubtless
would bo speedily .settled by congress
should the now Htihomo proposed bo
shown to be an improved and advan
tageous ono. WhaJ hO country wants
is the bcs ships tliat modern engineer
ing skill can devise'and pbnstruct for the
money invested. lltvo\ild be sheer non
sense for a congress to 5bind the depart
ment to constructiJn old-timo models
in view of the constant improvement
making in war ship building.
THE Baltimore jiDi.o.no of the most
influential and prosperous great daily
newspapers of the country , has just cele
brated its fifty-sixt i anniversary. Al
though democratic-in. politics , it has
always , been .bold , foarltjss and Inde
pendent in expressing its differences of
opinion with the party , in criticising its
follies nnd errors , and in exposing and
denouncing the shortcomings of its
loaders. A proper estimate of the in
valuable service rendered to its party
by tlio Sun through its fearless criti
cism is given by the Minneapolis Times
as follows : "Tho whole career of the
Sun is a demonstration of the truth that
the moro leeply an independent journal
sympathizes with the principles and
purposes of a party , the moro strenu
ously it will censure Its follies and
errors , and moro bravely it will criticise
its candidates and leaders , for the pur
pose of keeping the principle pure and
of making the success of the party a
real blessing. "
irathtnoton Re\c \ * .
The Governor of Arkansas offers a reward
for the idonMllcation of people engaged in
lynching soirees. The excellent example
should bo followed by the Governors of
Kansas , Minnesota and Indiana.
IncrcasliiR the World'H Kenpoct.
The enemies of Gladstone are missing no
opportunity to vent tholr splto upon him In
ways which tend to increase the world's
grout respect for the man and sympathy
with the cause which ho represents.
Wn Bland Corrected.
A'f/jrfls'frt / ' CttU ffru-K.
In a moment of recklessness THE OMAHA
DEC says the World-Herald Is democratic
newspaper- THE Bun should apologize Im
mediately or stand charged with being more
unreliable than the hyphenated fuko fac
No IfypocrUy In Hoke.
In the Interior department Secretary Hoko
Smith has removed nearly every Republican
chlof of division to iimlto room for his politi
cal friends. It is crcdltahlo to Mr. Smith
that ho Indulges in no hypocritical profess
ions or cunt on the subject , but flankly
admits that these changes are not mada to
improve the service , but to reward partisans ,
Hliort-I.lvcil liugnlmon ,
Kansas City Star.
There are two bugaboos which stay with
us land monopoly a nit tyo growth of trusts
nnd the permanent establishment of either
Is Impossible in this country with Its exist
ing population and Institutions. The legis
lative power is being cAMtantly invoked to
break up land monopolyJund to crush the
trusts , und both ulmsus ( firry in themselves
the elements of their owir destruction ,
Printed wltli a Porhupj.
The railroad corapa'ny that delivered the
coal at tlio asylum yrasjcallod upon to pro
duce the books showlng.tho number of cars
delivered , but iu BonraMriysterlous way the
books wcro .lost und coold not bo found. The
books were in possesUbh * of the legislative
Investigating commlt ooj'juid the company
acknowledges the sufo return of thorn by
the committee ) , but ftfdco that time they
Imvo disappeared. Cerhana this is ono of
the ways the Imponchod officials expected to
vindicate themselves. They would remove
thoovldonco Against themselves by stealing
the books. This may bo a good way to vin
dicate , but It is not qulto ns high sounding
as the joint loiter they addressed to tho4og
A Cruel Content.
The proposed race of SCO cowboys from
Chadron , Nob. , to the Nebraska building on
the Chicago fair grounds Is a method of
Illustrating American ontcrpriso thnt ought
not to meet with public approval. The dis
tance is 700 miles , nnd each rider Is to bo
allowed only two horses for the whole dls-
tnncn. As the start Is to bo inndo Juno 25 ,
U will bo scon that it is proposed to rtdo n
horse ! )50 ) miles during the hottest nan of
the year , nnd nt n gait thnt will most likely
kill the poor beasts. There is nothing
humane or attractive or suggestive of enter
prise in such n font. It would bo cruel to
the last dcRrco to encourage the undertak
ing In the least , nnd every society for the
prevention of cruelty to nnlnmls ought to
protest ngnlnst It. It will bo no celebration
of the Columbian year to nchlovo success in
such n barbarous trial of endurance and
Thn Uiuiir Still nt Work.
Thu length , breadth nnd depth of the gang
of political pirates who have for so many
years been fattening off the hard earned
money of the toilers of Nebraska hns not ns
yet been fully discovered. That It contains
n good many prominent politicians of the
stntc is au undoubted fact , nnd it is still
moro so thnt they are nt present using every
effort within tholr power to mnko the pres
ent Impeachment proceedings cover ns llttlo
ground ns possible , and then trust to some
lluko to rolonso the impeached and indicted
oniclals now undergoing their respective
trials , from punishment.
Their latest attempt hns boon in buying
off ono of the leading dailies of the state , to
which tlio people looked to press their cause
most vigorously , und to dictate to it the
roul digest of the reports of the proceedings
of the trial. Thnt digest will bo colored
to suit tholr own fancy , and will load the
people to bollove that the present trials nro
all persecution and private splto. All the
evidence needed to bark this assertion is to
observe the advertising columns of the
organs that are defending these onlcluls.
There are hugo nds in them , which , wo have
hoard , will never bo paid for by their adver
tisers. They uro merely the price of certain
well posted people keeping silent.
To the dally press the people have to look
to hear the details of thcso proceedings.
Only one dally paper in the state has so lar
dared to publish openly and continually
the true and unbiased reports of tlieso
trials. Thnt paper Is THE OMAHA BKR.
The gang has entered into n conspiracy to
ruin its influence by saying that its course is
taken out of pure spite. If their combined
efforts are successful the whole proceedings
of both trials will bo but a howling fnrcc.
The people will be Ignorant of the true stuto
of affairs. They will hear only what the Im
peached officials desire them to hear. They
will Imvo no means of knowing the other
From what wo have loarncd from thcso
impeachment proceedings , these officials
have already confessed thnt the frauds per
petrated wjro caused by careless dereliction
of duty , nnd according to the constitution of
Nebraska and the requirements of their
oath , they should bo punished , nnd tholr
punishment ought to bo made a severe les
son to tholr successors in oflico.
Circus day at Beatrice left seventeen pris
oners In the city jail.
There are over thirty now residences be
ing built In Pcudor this spring.
Nols Morris , n Chicago packer , is pastur
ing 1,000 steers on the Omaha reservation.
The commencement exorcises of Donne
college at Crete will bo held Juno 11 to 15.
An Omaha contractoras secured the job
of erecting a Catholic church nnd parsonage
Curtis Is already maklne arrangements
to care for the soldiers relinion to bo held
there in September.
Rov. John W. Barren has resigned the
pastorate of the Congregational church at
Croighton , to talco effect August 10.
The First National bank of Pendor hns
changed hands , and a controlling Interest in
the institution is now owned by two Cali
While playing with a revolver , Fred Hum
bert , n 10-yoar-old Oakland boy. shot his
llttlo brother In the face , inflicting n prob
ably fatal wound.
The stocks of liquors of two saloons at the
new town of Crofton have boon seized by
the sheriff of Knox county because the
keepers had no license.
A hired man started a flro on A. M. Liunt's
farm near fjuperior , and before ho know
what had happened the flumes had devoured
a millet stack und barn.
The latest addition to the home industrv
plants is the Ilartlngton churn factory.
Make your butter In a Nebraska churn an d
encourage the work of a western enterprise.
No trace of the missing Daniel Standish of
Louisville , who disappoarea March 23 , has
been found. His handkerchief was found In
the Platte , nnd his relatives believe ho has
George rteeso , a young man in the employ
of a farmer named nummel. living south of
Falls City , committed suicide by blowing off
the top of his head with u gun. No cause for
the rash act Is assigned.
The two town boards of Sterling have
compromised and reached an amicable
understanding of how the village govern
ment shall bo conducted. The injunction
secured by the old board preventing the now
board from taking its seat has bocu dls
TUB SOCIAL CltlSIS 1'.IST.
Washington Post : PrincessEulallo ought
to know that ono glance at Ward McAllis
ter will bo worth the price of admission.
Cleveland Plain Dealer : Eulallo may have
been shocked at the welcome of the vessels
but just wait till the reception committeeman -
man begins to shoot off his mouth.
Chicago News : In receiving the Infanta
Mr. Cleveland acted very simply and easily
in the manner of u gontloman. The Iduu
cherished by some prophets that this kind of
treatment would rufllo tlio infanta's footings
dreadfully has not bism sustained.
Now York Commercial ; There Is such a
thing ns overdoing the ceremonial in the
matter of untortalnlng the infnnta. Extend
to her a hearty domocratlo welcome and lot
it go at that. Wo understand that sort of
thing best. There Is danger If wo attempt
too much hi getting tangled up in the trap
Philadelphia Uecord : The simplicity of
the ceremonies attending the reception o
the infanta of Spain at the white house vrus
In refreshing contrast with the pomp und
formal display that attend such events in
Europe. Good taste aud generous hospital
ity have rarely been moro happily Joined together
gothor than on this occasion.
Minneapolis Tribune : European pomp i1
taking u modest baok seat on its visit to the
United Status , and the strangest ihlug
about it is that the foreign notables tcstlf.v
to n cordial liking of the plain and huurt
felt American social ways , Prln
ocss Eulalio and the duke of
Voragua acknowledge themselves charmed
oy American ways , The Columbian
exposition will perform a grand mission if
it knocks some of Iho nonsense nnd hypo
critical loldurol out of European court man
Cincinnati Comerclal : The reception of
the Infanta Eulallo of Spain in Washington
yesterday was very gratifying. In the'
matter of the proprieties the prin
cess and her auito display rare good
sciiso. Her in ovcments in public uro us uii
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest , S. Gov't Report
Vit-i ti IT < _
ceremonious ns they poislbly can bo. The
Tlslt to the white house wis quietly ar
ranged. There the president and Mrs.
Cleveland received the distinguished guests
of the country. The president courteously
pressed the extended hand of the princess1
and then nn Informal chat In thb llttlo party
ensued. Subsequently Mrs. Cleveland nnd
wives of the cabinet ofllcors returned the
cnll nt the hotel whcro the rovnl party nro
stopping. Altogether the reception was
most pleasing , nnd idle talk about the man
ner of the president towards the Infanta will
1-KOlT.K AXI ) THIXtlS.
Wntor valued nt $53,000,000 vrai balled out
of the Gould stocks slnco the ilrst of Iho
The genuine blarney itono In said to have
arrived In Chicago , but the nnldavlU nroun-
Sam Jones hns converted n congressman's
son nnd n Kontucklan nt thnt. The evan
gelist's life is not n barren ono.
Husiia's grand old man , M. DoQicrs. Is
men tally vigorous , but his legs tire wobbly.
Ho hns to bo wheeled about in n chair.
Lady Colin Cnnipboll assorts In print that
kissing ruins the complexion. Vet n sound
fttnnck discounts n barrel of rouge ns n facial
Young boys and old boys may rest assured
thnt the Geary law decision will not over
turn the Fourth of July. Wo make our own
Congressman Thomns Jefferson Geary ,
author of the Chinese exclusion law. em
ploys Chinese servants , but ho has taken the
precaution ot registering them.
On Saturday next the czar of Russia will
celebrate the tenth anniversary of his ascen
sion to the throne. The enthusiasm which
will disturb the atmosphere of Poland und
Siberia cannot bo gauged at this distance.
September 18 will bo the lOUth anniver
sary of the laying of the corner stone of the
national capital , nnd the occasion is to bo
celebrated appropriately. The inception of
that grand , Imposing pllo deserves to bo
The calf of the accursed cow that tossed
Gladstone in the Ilawnrdeu timber will not
bo exhibited In Chicago. It was feared In
ternational complications might nrlso should
the frisky hoifcr come In contact with Mrs.
O'Lonry's ' firebrand.
The presidential boo still buzzeth in David
Hill's bonnet. This summer ho intends
making a tour through the west to the
Pacillc coast. His friends will bo notified of
his coming in duo season and every effort
will bo made to work up n boom for the Now
Miss Mny Yates , representative of the
London Vegetarian society , who has arrived
In this country to arrange a vegetarian con
gress in Chicago , is a warm Advocate of
whole meal bread , and has spent much time
In instructing the ) K > or of London us to its
nourishment and economic value.
General Alfred Anicdeo Dodds , the French
commander who has just subdued King
liehunzcn of Dahomev , Is of English extraction -
traction and has considerable negro blood in
his veins. Ho had his military education In
Franca , was made n captain in 1S03 und a
colonel In 1887. Since 1871 lie has been in
service in Senegal , with the exception of a
campaign in Tonquin. In November last ho
was made n general , In recognition of his
services in the Dahomey war.
CLEfJUl AX1) COMICAL.
Doston Transcript : The tongue of man Is nn
unruly member , and , like the tonpuu of uu o\ ,
it Is not enroll until after duath.
Ualtlmoro American : A Tennessee child
talks Incessantly. It Is thought that ho will
have a greater career us n champion pugilist.
Phlladoluhla Times : Somebody says most of
the hnndorgnns are owned by ono company
nnd hired out. Another grinding monopoly.
WiishltiKtou News : Chicago Is vainly en
deavoring to run a World's fair and a base bull
Chicago Tribune : "I cannot understand 70
American papers , " oald the educated for
eigner. "Hero U ono zat says zo bank U gone
up , and hero Is ono zat suys zo bank Is eono
Washington Star : "Draw , villain ! " shouted
the stauo horoj "draw , If you have any courage
remaining. " " '
"Don't say It so earnest , roollod the discon
tented actor. "Henrv Irving hlssulf couldn't
draw with huch management as this. "
Texas Sifting * ! : First Clubman Jlmson's
wife Is out of town anil I have Invited him to
dinner , but the confounded follow does not
Second Clubman Humph ! Ho don't deserve
to have his wife leave town at all.
Troy Press : Cholly Tnrownovor ( reproach
fully ) Why , Angelina MlaaOoldsnub I never
had or the slightest Idea
Miss Coldsnub Yes , that's what everybody
ladlanapolls Journal : "There didn't usotor
bo no chance for a man to rUe In our business , "
hald Mr. llalcude : "but since they Interdurcd
this hero Idee of gltlln'out Btumps by dyna
mite homu of the liorny-handod agrlciiltoorul-
ist-s Is a rlsln' most every day somowhoros or
FAUKWHM , .
Cleveland I'lain Dealer.
Now , John , noodby.
I'lgtall find wooden ahoo
With smile and sigh
Wo separate from you ;
Full many a day we've heard your rattling
Your mild firecracker and your roaring gong ,
" - '
Wo say "So long ! "
GRANITE MAY NOT BE DSEfc
Supervising Architect O'Rourko Tnlka t
Changing Omnliix'a Plans.
Building . tl
HE WILL READVERTISE FOR BID !
tl It the llMiilt or lli Ucilncccl .tpprnprln
tloii nnil Mrcal Con of ( Irnnlto Con.
trucllou Miiy Drlny
for Home Tlmo ,
WASHINGTON nuiiBvu or TUB Hnc , i ]
fil KoviiTKKXTii Srur.KT. V
WASUISIITON , U. u7 , May S3. f
Supervlitng Architect O'Umirko has prac
tlcally decided to rcadvcrtlso for bids for th
Omaha public building. Ho intimated n
much t to Senator Voorhccs and Turplo cf
Indiana who culled on him today to prals }
Hertford building stone for use iu the eoi
struetion of public buildings.
The supervising architect said that ho hai
decided that it would bo imiirautlcitblo t
construct the whole building ef granite 1C
vlow of the small b.ilunco of the upproprla' '
tlon available and the cost of granite COM
structton as roprcocnted in the bid of Ocddoi
Scerlo & Co.
This morning n letter was received fronty
Senator Mandcrsoii on the subject nnd tuft
supervising nrchltect wrote n long rcplja
but would not mnko public the contents. J ,
is probable that the plans which were prv.
pared by Architect Kdbrooko will bo modi
fled by his successor , I
G. Cl. Canllold was appointed postmnsto. ?
at Whitney , Dawcs county , todny.
P. S. II. *
WttnliliiKton Nntct , j
AVAsinxoTON , D. C. . May 2 ; ) . The Nnvr
department today completed arrangement ?
for carrying the Columbus caravels , the"
Santa Marie , Pluta and Nina fiotn Nov
York to Chicago.
The presluont today appointed Samuof'
Blaokwood of Alabama thlnl auditor of tin.11
treasury , vice W. II , Ilnrt of Indiana , roii
signed , and Edward P. Koarny collector oUi
internal revenue for the Twenty-third dis.-o
trlct of Pennsylvania.
Reports from forty-four of the sixty-throw
revenue districts show that fi,54l Chinese
have registered. 'Iho largest registration
from a single district iv from Colorado , !
whore 1,501) ) registered ,
Where Civil Survlrn Itolgns.
Mtnneai".ll ) > Trllntnt.
If It requires a court decree to remove nj
'Washington letter carrier , ns held by the
circuit court of the District of Columbia , thi-
hcadsman business in the capital city must'i
bo a trillo dull. The decision of the court
was that the government employe nppolutet'j.
under civil service rules cannot bo dismissed
without just nnd sufficient cause , and thntc
the courts have the right to pass upon this
sufficiency of the cause. The extension o'-j
this principal to federal p.itronago on a large.
scale would bo sudden death to the pro-
Tesslonal spoilsmen and a fatal blight upor'
the patronage plum branch of orchard in
ODE TO COai.VKXCKatH.XT.
Atlanta , Conntttuttan. \
O. the sweut commencement season ,
With It.s rhyme an' with Its reason ,
With Its bluck angolden tresses ,
An' Its creamy , dreamy dresses !
O , the sweet commencement season.
With Its pretty girls an' ulcasln'I
With Us ribbons an' IU lueos ,
Au' Its sweet , expectant faces !
O , tho'swoot commencement Reason ,
With Us tenderness an' tuastri'l
With lUiLSsays , framed completely
For the red lips roailln' sweetly !
O , the Hwpot commencement season ,
With Its rhyme nn' with Its reason ;
With ItsNinlles , tears , kisses , laughter ,
An' ltd bills for cash hereafter !
f - . , in
TO BREAK UP
attacks ot colds/chills , fevers.
rheumatism , neuralgia , ana
kindred derangements result
ing from Bovcro exposure ,
there's nothing GO valuable
us Dr. Plerce's Pleasant Pel-
lots. No household should be
without them , to meet just
These little I'cllota ore tiny ,
sugar-coated things that ev
ery child Is rendy for. They
keep the whole system rcoi4-
far , iu o perfectly natural
way. They're ' a compound
of refined and concentrated vegetable ex
tracts ; put up in glass vials , always fresh and
reliable ; a handy and perfect vest-pocket
If they don't giro satisfaction , In every
case , your money will bo returned.
Sometime when you nro suffering from )
Catarrh , think of the thousands of hppelosfl
cases which must have been cured by Doctor , ; ,
Sage's Catarrh Remedy , before its propriotore ) .
could bo willing to Bay , ns they do : "For ]
any case of Catarrh , no matter how bad. , '
which we cannot euro , we'll pay $500 cash. " "
L iLargust Mnnnfiioturers anil Kutallors
ot Ulotblng In tlio Wont.
We promise you a grand gopd time If you
come. Our handsome new store -
is complete , and we will cel
ebrate the event Wednesday
evening- from 7 to 10 by a public
reception. Ladies are specially
invited. Handsome illustrated
World's fair portfolia given to
every visitor. Meanwhile wo
are doing business in the hand
somest and most convenient store In the west ,
Special attention is asked to our splendid furnish
ing1 stock. Summer underwear we have in great
abundance at prices from 50o a garment up ,
Watch for our great suit sale which begins Thurs
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