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THE DAILY BJBJS.
B. K09KWATRK , Editor.
POHL13HKI ) KVKUV MOUSING.
OK atnseuiiTioN. :
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Itnlly nml Piindnjr , One Year . 1000
RU Month * . . . . . . . r J
Three Mnutlm '
Kumlny Iloo , Onn Yr.ir . ? PQ
Hntnrifny llco , Onn Year . } JjO
\Vcckly llco , Olio Yeiir . 100
Houth Oninhft , cornnr N uii'l 20th Streets.
Council IllnlTi. V2 I't-iirl .strict.
nilcuiro onion , n 17 Ulinmlicrof Commerce.
New York , Itoonil 13 , 14 mid 13 , Trllmno
Washington , GJ3 fourteenth El root ,
All rnmtiiiinlcnlloni rclntlnz tit ncwq nnd
rrtllnrliil matter should botiddroH'.cd ! To the
AllliimlntMlrtlor.s nmt rPinlltuncPs should
br addressed to The HPII rutilUhlnit Company.
Umiiliii. UiuttK , checks and postofllce orders
foho nmdo imyiiblo to the urdcr of the com-
I'nrllrnleaving thnrlty fortho suinmnr cnn
Imvu tlio KKK Hunt tliclr addroas by triivlng "
order nt lliNofllco.
TUB UKliJ PUBUSHINO COMPANY.
SWOltN BTATKMKNT OK CtnCUI.ATlO.V.
Ellin of Nobriuka , I
Cour.tr of Do until * . I
fjforco 11. TMdiuck , nucrotnrr of TIIK ncc pub-
( lifting company , cloci aolcninlr xrenr that thn
aolnilclrniiminn or TUB DAILY llr.E for tlio nook
ending Jtnjr 20 , IBUI , wa as fallows :
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atnnitnjrlsjr 15 . SJ.fi"1. !
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UKO. ll. THZCIIIJCK.
Sworn In lioforotno nnrt xibicrlboil In my pres-
nco tbU SOth .Iny of Mnr , IS J.I. N. I1. KKH.
irculation for April , 18IKI , ! ! V H1
Tun llvu-cont brldgo discrimination
npuinat Oinnlin jobbers must bo
Wonic 1ms commenced ontbo proposed
extension of the Btcok yards. Tlio day
is coming1 wbcn tlio South Omaha yards
will bo equal to any" in the world.
TJIK Nebraska boot sugar manufactur
ers liavo again found it necessary to
deny the annual statement that they
arc importing Russian laborers to work
In their bcot Holds.
IT LOGICS as though the people of
South Dakota would permit Judges Cur-
8on and Kellam to remain on the su
preme court bench of that estate , but
there promises to bo a contest for the
scat of Judge Bennett.
IF ATTOKNKYGEN'rJlAnO NEY U'Otlld
only swing his ax against the trusts as
vigorously as some of the other depart
ment headsmen swing theirs against the
ofllco holders ho would win more effect
ually the grateful admiration of the
pooplb. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THEUE is something almost sublime
about the nerve of some of the Central
American republics. An American
Btoamship has been boarded and
Bcarched for rebels by officers repre
senting the Nicarcguan government.
The United States fought a bloody war
with England eighty years ago to cs-
tuTulish the principle that American
ships are not to bo boarded by the armed
agents of a'foreign power.
TIIK gathering of delegates from the
Dakotas , Nebraska , Kansas , Oklahoma
and Texas at Lincoln next month to dis
cuss the proposed railroad from Bis
marck to the gulf is already attracting
much attention in all parts of the cpun-
try. The convention will bo a notable
one on one account , for it will bo the
flrst formal attempt of the advocates of
state ownership of railroads to put their
theories into practice. For this reason ,
if for no other , the proceedings will bo
awaited with interest.
THE extreme northwostornmost point
of land in the state of Washington and
In the United States , known as Point
Roberts , and used us a military reserva
tion , Is to bo thrown open to settlement.
The point is connected by land with
Canada and separated from Washington
by the Gulf of Georgia. Those who will
bo benefited arc said to be principally
the employes of a Canadian fishing com
pany , so that "tho opening scorns to bo
a practical cession of the land to Canada ,
which perhaps is no great loss , " says the
IT HAS boon a terrible shook to the
democratic aristocracy of the south that
Postmaster General Bissell should have
appointed a negro at Meridian , Miss. , tea
a mall route vacancy , when his examina
tion and position as a subordinate clearly
entitled him to the promotion. Tlio
Now Orleans Slates warns Mr. Bissell
lhat "if ho attempts to carry out the
civil service system on that line ho will
render the administration of which ho
IB a part a stench in the nostrils of the
Bouth. " And the Suites is ono of the
Bou'thern papers that cannot understand
why it is that northern emigration will
iiot come In that direction.
WYOMING newspapers are kicking
vigorously about the state's exhibit at
the World's fair. It is claimed that
while Misappropriation for the display
was not great , it was , in every way , com
mensurate with her wealth and popula
tion and should have resulted in a cred
itable showing. But as it is citizens
claim they are ashamed of It , and
"suffer much humiliation from its
ihaggy appearance. " Tlio state board
of manatoranro critlcbcd severely for
this condition of things that , aside from
other considerations , has simply lost the
itnto the advertising that a crcditablo
display would have afforded.
NOTWITHSTANDING that dismissals
ire constantly occurring in the consular
lorvleo to make room for hungry domo-
o 'uts , thcro Is ono vacancy remaining
that the president may 11 ml some dilll-
o ilty in filling , It is the consulship at
Managua , the capital of Nicaragua , It
was offered to Frank J. Parker of Walla
Vullu , with what Bluster design in not
known. Hut Parker had hoard of It , and
he declines , as ho does not wish to go
where there Is every chance of dying
with yellow fever ; whore it rains live
days in succession , and when it docs not
rain the nlr is BO humid that ono can
scarcely respire , and , whore "ono lias to
live on rod pepper and beans and bo de
voured by files , and not n drop of good
whisky la the country , " all for 12,000 u
NO 1NHMMTI' TO THK COVHT.
It oomos to us from a very rcllnblo
source that ono of the justices of the
supreme court expressed much indigna
tion nt the remarks made by Mr. Lam-
bortson nt the close of his address on
behalf of the state , which are reported
i follows :
The duty devolving upon this court is
graver than that Imposed U | on the scnixto
engaged In the trial of an impeachment
cnso. If the senate excuses , justifies or no-
ciulUnn ofllcor accused of the commission of
onicial misdemeanors the public may toler
ate , if not condone , the vordlct , because the
srnato is a political body , governed by polit
ical considerations. It is expected that
sl a baay will subsurvo party ends. But
It Is illfTerrnt with a court , which la ft nonpolitical -
political body , anil therefore Intended to bo
rcmotcU from the Influence of politics. A
court Is expected to do Justice though the
hotvens fall. Hence their judgments
hive greater weight with tlio people
than tlio action of a purely political body.
As moro is expected of the court it is hlghlj
Important that by Its Judgment hero it meas
ure up to this high standard of public esti
mate. If tlio court of final resort , the most
august tribunal in the state by reason of its
dignity , learning and Integrity , shall dccldo
that It was becoming for the Hoard of Public
Lands nnd Buildings to ajipoint as Its agent
and superintendent William II. JJorgan , the
representative of every interest adverse to
the at ate ; that It was proper to pay him nnd
Ills principal t per day for the labor of con
victs when all other lessees of convict labor
wore paying but 40 cents per day ; that it
was in the line of duty for the board to
expend or authorize tlio expenditure of $700 ,
appropriated to build a cell house , for n tour
of Inspection of state prisons , nnd to send
delegates to a prison congress ; that It was
right to pay for labor that never was used
and permit the diversion of moneys nnd
materials to the personal use of Dorgan nnd
Moshur ; that a purchase of stone at three
times the market price was the aot of vigi
lant onioers and careful business men ; that
the method of approving vou6hers for coal
delivered . nt the asylum adopted by the
board , whereby tlio state was defrauded of
$12,000 In one year and four months , relieved
the board from all responsibility and acquits
them of proas or willful negligence ; that re
spondents were In nil matters under consid
eration guiltless of Intentional misconduct ;
that none of the charges under the evidence
rise to the gravity of an onldal misdemeanor
meaner ; that respondents bo therefore re
stored to their oftlres , commended by the
coint as goad and faithful public servants-
then will the court ttirouchouc the borders
of the commonwealth pronounce for tlio llrst
time as a tribunal of impeachment a Judg
ment that will not only produce a profound
sensation , but ono that will seriously impair
the respect and veneration in which it Is
hold and lessen that high sense of public
duty in olllcers which is at once the safety
and protection ot the stato.
It is the last clause doubtless to
which exception is tatfen. But is there
really any ground for construing the
langimiro used as disrespectful to the
The people , through their representa
tives in both houses of the legislature ,
presented these charges , and demanded
at the hands of the supreme court that
the majesty of the law bo vindicated.
Tlio court is not in this instance acting
in its judicial capacity to dccido a point
of low , or to interpret the constitution.
For the purposes of this trial the court
sits-as apolitical bady , exorcising the
functions which usually devolve upon
the upper house of a legislative body ,
to interpret oflicial conduct of members
of a co-ordinate branch ol state govern
ment. They have simply to pass judg
ment as to whether the charges em
bodied in the articles of impeachment
were sustained by the testimony.
Impeachment trials are recognized as
political inquests instituted to protect
the people from misrule. The court can
therefore scarcely take exception to any
argument pointing to the demoralizing
effect which an acquittal of the im
peached state would have upon the pub
lic service , nor is there the slightest
semblance of disrespect shown to the
court by Mr. Lambertson in coupling
with liis earnest appeal the declaration
that the people of Nebraska will bo pro
foundly shocked by a verdict that would
place the seal of approval on the conduct
of the respondents.
It is a matter of fact that the high
court of public opinion a tribunal that
always is in session has. heard the
charges and weighed the testimony.
That tribunal has already formed its
own judgment as to whether the im
peachment was frivolous and groundless ,
and whether the conduct of the officials
charged with maffoasanco was such as
would justify a now lease of confidence
nnd a full vindication.
HKTTKH MKtf IIMATB2V I'OMTICS.
The republican club of Massachusetts ,
in preparing for tlio campaign of this
year , hua started out with the commend
able effort to persuade the most public-
spirited men of the party to take a
greater interest in political affairs. In
an address just isstiod the club urges
that to give thought to matters of public
concern and t > attend hts party cau
cuses are among the first duties of every
citiznn. In order that party nominees
shall represent the Intelligent thought
of the party and the well-consldorod
choice of voters it Is necessary that the
bettor elements of the party shall
be active in selecting reputable men to
nominating conventions. If primaries
and caucuses are largely attended , runs
the address , if a general and widespread
interest In publio affairs is manifested ,
the delegates chosen to the contentions
will doom It no slight honor thus to rep
resent the people , and with a deep sense
of their responsibility , will not only
attend the conventions in person , but
will glvo careful consideration to the
duties of their trust , and will neither
transfer their credentials nor care
lessly pledge their support to the
flrst applicant for office. This
would go fur to assure the nomi
nation of men of ability and character ,
untrummoled "by personal pledges ami
under no obligation to political cliques.
In the opinion of those Massachusetts
republicans this is the first practical
stop toward purity in politics. Tlio rem
edy for bad nominations i ) with the people
ple , ll they will attend their caucuses
nnd select their dolcRntoo for them *
solves , Instead of allowing thta to bo
done by committees or cliques according
tcal the direction of interested parties ,
after-manipulation will bo next to Im
possible. What is true of Massachu
setts applies equally to every state
ir the union. In our political
system the caucus Is so Important a part
olal the machinery that , If the Vooplo
allow themselves to be tricked there , it
lav difficult to apply a remedy after
wards. Make the caucus clean and honest
est ! , /airly nnd fully expressive of the
intelligence and Integrity of the party ,
and there is little danger of conven
tions going wrong or of men being
foisted upon the party who are un
worthy of the popular support. In order
to do this It is manifestly necessary that
the intelligent , honest and public-
spirited citizens shall attend the cau
cuses of their party nnd take an active
Interest In giving direction to them.
Ex-Senator Ingalls said in ono of his
nblo and brilliant articles : "When the
honest , thrifty majorities upon uny pre
text neglect their political obligations ,
omit 1o attend tlio primaries , the nomi
nating conventions and the polls , they
abdicate their sovereignty. They wear
the crown and hold the scepter , and If
they choose to lay them down it is
puerile to whine about bad government.
Our political system is not automatic.
It will not run itself. Somebody must
exert Its functions , and If good men will
not then bad men may. If the people do
not value their freedom enough to exor
cise its prerogatives and discharge its
duties they ought to bo , nnd sooner or
later will bo , subjects and slaves. " No
body will question the soundness of
The domain ! for bettor men in politics
Is everywhere. It is not peculiar
to any state or section. It is as
urgent in Nebraska as in Massa
chusetts , in tlio northwest as in Now
England. The republican club of Mas
sachusetts is right in saying that
the first practical stop toward purity in
politics is to make the caucus the ex
ponent of the will of the intelligent ,
honest and public-spirited element of
VKltEllAL AUTHOlliriKS tt'llib ISTEtt-
Tlio federal authorities propose to take
part in deciding the question whether
the World's fair shall bo opened or
closed on Sunday. The action of a ma
jority of the national commission , In
voting to sustain the decision of the fair
directory to open tlio exposition on Sun
day , it was hoped would bo tlio end of
the controversy , which has had a moro
or less damaging effect upon the enter
prise. This action seems , however , to
bo disapproved at Washington , notwith
standing the common impression that
the national commission was clothed
with full discretionary authority
to determine the question so far as the
government is concerned , and it la an
nounced that Attorney General Olnoy
has instructed the United States district
attorney at Chicago to institute the
necessary proceedings in the federal
court to secure an injunction restraining
the ofllcers of the fair from proceeding
under tlio opening resolution of , the di
rectory. It is to bo presumed that the
court will grant an injunction , and then
will bo commenced an interesting con-
ilict , the end of which it would bo un
safe to predict.
That the issue is an unfortunate ono
from every point of view , and particu
larly in its relation to the financial suc
cess of the fair , everybody understands ,
but the Washington authorities will
justify themselves on the ground that
they are simply doing their duty under
the law. They cannot bo fairly criti
cised for their course , since it is their
function to enforce tlio law as they find
it , without regard to its wisdom or ex
pediency. If the court orders the fair
closed on Sunday , it is to bo presumed
that the officers of the fair will submit ,
but it is possible they may not. In that
event , what would the federal govern
ment bo likely to do ? There has been
some talk that it might resort to
military force , but it is hardly conceiv
able that any such extreme measure as
tliis would bo adopted , The United
States marshal might bo directed to
organize a posse to enforce the courts
order , but It Is questionable whether
oven this would be done if there was
danger of a serious conflict. To arrest
all the officers of the fair would bo a
task which the federal authorities would
hesitate to undertake. The matter , it
will bo seen , presents some grave com
plications , and there is only ono thing
that appears to bo certain , and that
is that in any event the fair
must suffer from the controversy ,
though unquestionably it will suffer
far moro if the gates are closed on Sun
day than if they are opened on that day.
There are probably thousands who will
stay away from the fair If Sunday nlos-
Ing prevails where there are hundreds
who will carry out the threat to boycott
the exposition in case it la opened on the
Ilrstdayof the wcok. It noiv Booms im
probable that under the most favorable
conditions the enterprise can bo made a
llniuiclul success , and without the reve
nue which Sunday opening would glvo ,
Us failure financially is assured.
Serious as tliis matter is , it is not tlio
only trouble with which the ofllcors of
thu exposition are having to contend ,
The foreign commissioners are dissat
isfied with the system of judging and
have given notice of the withdrawal of
foreign exhibits from competition for
awards. Perhaps this dillloulty will not
be found very troublesome , but its occur
rence Is to bo regretted. Taking , all
things together tlio delay in complet
ing the exposition , which may not bo ac
complished for weeks yet , tlio Sunday
closing controversy , the extortion
practiced upon visitors , the dissatisfac
tion of foreign exhibitors , and BOIIIO
minor dlillciiltios the experience thus
far with this great enterprise has boon
a most troubled and embarrassing one
and the outlook cannot be regarded as
promising , at least for those who have
money invested in it.
WHATEVER the foundation of the
charges of the Salt Lake Tribune that
polygamy still exists and is winked at
by the authorities in Utah , Idaho and
Wyoming , the statements have created
qulto ft stir Among typ Mormon soUlo
mcnts. The city ! JbK Jivanston WA&
named ns the homo of the plural
wives of a number of Salt Lake polyga-
mtsts. Star \ralloyR\sfl ! wn.1 sot down as
another Wyoming hot'bed of polygamy ,
and It was stated that there are from
sixty to seventy mori ; living there who
have each from iwo'lo' ' ' Kovon wlvtx , nnd
that they inako no secret of their rela
tions ono to another , , , There Is no doubt
hut that the Mormon,1iavo } \ .ho political
balance of power in gvoral counties of
Wyoming , but heretofore they have
boon esteemed good citizens , observant
of the law. It may bo , ns is charged by
the friends of this pfibl , 'that ' the artlclo
criticising them ts "strictly " a political
ono , and "was not written or published
to correct or abate unlawful practice , if
such oxlsto. " At any rate , It does not
scorn to render thcso people dissatisfied
with the state , nnd now a largo party Is
organizing to join the Wyoming colonies
in the Dig Horn basin. This 1 $ > ono of
the most fertile regions In the state.
TIIK FEOl'ltK HAVE SOJJB ItIUJITS.
Tlio Union 1'noitio and Burlington
may nowgo ahead and ilnish the so-
called union depot or they may abandon
It and build a now depot on another lo
cation. The permanent injunction
granted by the courts does not hinder
them from doing the ono thing or the
other. They may , of course , if they see
1 lit , appeal from the decision of tlio dis
trict court to the supreme court and
pending final decree decline to either
complete the depot they have begun or
to build a nowono elsewhere.
Whatever they may decide upon ono
thing is patent. Tlio present station must
be temporarily enlarged and made moro
commodious. People who patronize rail
roads have some rights which their
managers must respect. Tlio wretched
shed which lias for moro than two years
served as a union station would not ac
commodate the passenger travel on a
single railroad in any town of 5,000 popu
lation. There is not room enough for
people who are obliijed to come in or go
out over the two main arteries
of travel , lot alone the thou
sands who are constantly travel
ing north , east and south over the
Milwaukee , Rock Island , Northwestern
and Wabash roads. The lilthy and
crowded .waiting rooms would disgrace
a Russian station for the accommodation
of Siberian convicts. The pigeon
hole which serves for n ticket
olllco for two clerks whore half
a dozen clerks are needed is an imposi
tion on the public. People who desire
to buy tickets are obliged to board the
trains and play thjtif ( satchor for the
company by payingr excess faro on draw
back checks , which-avo lost nine times
out of ten. In bad j&eathor people are
exposed to poltinga rain and snow be
cause the comimiuotfUmvb not provided
sufficient shelter. . , "
There must bo some remedy for such
is not a question of piiiniial quarters for
the wayfarer but of exposure to the ele
ments to which oven-cattle would not bo
subjected without so'irib'1ponalty. There
must bo some tribunal that , would com
pel public carriers to furnish respecta
ble shelter for thelr6patrons.detained at
stations. The injunctions granted bj
the courts do not absolve the railroat
companies from their obligations as
common carriers. They cannot plead as
an excuse that they would have built a
handsome and commodious depot if the >
had been given a fee simple deed to the
grounds without conditions as to terms
to roads that center here.
Ono of the managers is quoted as
saying that the injunction woulc
leave 8300,000 in the pockets of
his company for a few years
longer. Now the interest on $300,000 a
5 per cent is $15,000 a year. Why shal
not his company expend at least $15,000
for a temporary station that will keep
women and children from exposure nnc
protect the traveling public generally
from contact with the filth , rodents am
vermin that make the horrible old im
migrant shod not only an eyesore am
nuisance , but an abomination.
Why can't the companies provide
sufficient number of ticket sellers ant
ticket offices for their paying patrons ?
Inasmuch as they have already save <
$30,000 , interest within the past two
years they certainly will not claim that
they cannot afford to build a temporary
WHILE it is not possible to inako the
Nebraska exhibit at the fair as impoblng
ns that of other states , it is to be hoped
that something will bo done for the sake
of state nnd city pride to save It from
being ranked as the most insignificant
and unattractive of all the buildings on
the grounds. Some stops should betaken
taken by all means to ornament and im
prove the interior of the Nebraska build
ing BO that visitors from our own state
shall not fool ashamed of it.
Tim Act that Works.
About the only exclusion act that really
excludes Is the exclusion act of President
Cleveland against the ofllco seekers ,
A roUtloiiL Mlrace.
Some of the peoplo'syjpajty ) papers In the
wostnro still speakliiK' of the Imioyon iluya
when a populist president , .will bo elected , in
anticipation of which event the pigs are
Tliiinkrul for humll
Federal appolntmeiuijWimo so slowly In
thcflo days that every t litre ii man gets a sub
ordinate place In ono of the departments his
democratic neighbors pelojmito the event
with n banquet and a H < st'6f ; rejoicing resolu
Kew Yt H
It Is generally accepted now that Senators
Hill and Murphy haycr < m9do up their minds
to meet and tight the Cleveland organization
in this state ut every. . point. This being
true "a halcyon and voiifcrous time" may bo
A herluun llluucler.
Jltiffalo Krvrtis Utcp. )
The disbanding of.Farnum post , Grand
Army of the Itopublle , by the state and na
tional departments marks the beginning of a
schism which will prove disastrous to the
order. The oiilciaU responsible for this
act iiuvo committed a wretched blunder.
1'itMliiST of the TruitB ,
Tim < t ,
Trusts against which politicians have pro-
toiled ana legislators 1m vo enacted in vuln
have bojn a curious phenomena of the busi
ness movement of the last decndc , The pen
dulum has swuniras far as it will in thut di-
rectlon. The probability now Is that It will
swing backward , and thut within the next
the great Industrial eomblnotlon * , i
hey nro so < m todixy Attempting to cover thl
ilghty domain , will hnvo ui ai i > ci > rcd.
llonvrra Mur * tlmrt
If tlio half Is true , then the members
f the Board of Public U-xnds nml Hulln *
ngs should not only bo Impeached , out
houlrt bo allowed to occupy n room In that
amo cell houo which has cost the people so
early. Give the rogues their just desert 1
President Cleveland will recommend to
engross when It Is called In special session ,
\ modtllcntlon of the tariff act. "Modlflca-
ton' ' is not the language of the democratic
Mat form on which Mr. Cleveland was
Icctod. If n protective tariff Is unconstltu-
lonat it cannot ba modified. U should ba ro-
pealed , Some ono should amid the president
a copy of the democratic platform."l
How It I.tiolK trout A fur.
Sprtiiafltld ( Matt. ) KrjmMfnm.
Attempts to maintain rates on the Chicago
cage , Missouri river and Colorado roads nro
being vigorously prosecuted , Dut without
much success. The outcome of last week's
ncetlngof the managers Is nn advertisement
> y the Atuhlson company ot round-trip rates
rrom Denver and Missouri river points to
Shlcngo considerably below the regular rates
'or ono way. The railroad * must probably
loon bo obliged to admit all arouud the full- !
ty of this olTort to keep up fares against the
musual ] pressure that exposition travel will
irlng to crowd them down.
Needn't Worry About Mnxwrll.
The Fremont Tribune has "begun the
vorry" of nominating n Justice of the su-
iromo court. It says that .lustlee Maxwell
las now served twenty years ; that tltcro are
nany people in the state who bcllovo it
would bo a good tlmo for him to stop out ;
that the bar is undoubtedly to a large ex
tent candidly opK | > sod to his ru-olcctlon , etc.
For several reasons Justice Maxwell would
lot be unobjectionable to many populists ,
and thus possibly bo ro-clectcd. This Is the
very strongest way In which the Tribune
could present the situation If It wcro In
tended specially to advocate Justice Max
well's ro-electlon. Americans are not apt to
consider n man good for public service when
ho reaches Mr. Maxwell's ago. but ho yet
llspalches an Immense amount of work , and
if the average Nebraska citizen ii to have
much of a voice in determining Mr. Max
well's successor , wo judge that it will bo Mr.
THIS xatr iu jv . , , * * rt PACE.
Chicago Tribune : Hurrali for the armored
cruiser Now York 1 May its namesake on
land endeavor to live up to itl
Philadelphia Times : The Now York takes
rank , then , as the swiftest lighting cruiser
in the navies of the world. Not only this
but her stability , the arrangement of her
guns and her general design give her a
superiority which , for the tlmo places her
well at the head of her class.
Pioneer Press : The construction of the
Now York is a great triumph for the Ameri
can ship builder. It Is also an acquisition of
the American navy which Is probably worth
moro to it and will bo moro considered and
respected by the rest of the world than
would the purchase of any other vessel
Now York Recorder : Every American
will be Justly proud of this magnificent ves
sel American in design , construction ,
equipment. Built for war , she will be in
reality the greatest of peace preservers.
Supreme on land , the scepter of the seas , If
wo want it , Is only a question of a few
yii Chicago Post : That Is the kind of fight
ing boat wo want. Wo need shifty cruisers
that ! can whack the enemy at Portland
today and whack him at Ponsacola tomor- _
row. ' The Now York socms to fill the bill
exactly. It Is as light on its feet ns a ballot
girl , nnd ns strong In Its good right arm as
wo used to think Mr. Sullivan was.
The reunion of the division of southwest
ern Nebraska veterans will bo held al Curtis
August 31 to 34.
The Norfolk water works have been sold
by order of the United States court to u St.
Ixjuis firm for SJTi.OM ) .
John Shaw , a well Icnown resident of
Alma , has Just died from the effects of being
badly frozen last winter.
The eighth annual meeting of the Women's
Christian Temperance union of the First
district is in session at Table Hock.
Sterling Girardot , jr. , of Weeping Water
will go through life with a broken nose be
cause o'f a fondness for the national game.
Miss Zora Harlockor is to be given a bene
fit by the people of Hastings to enable her
to raise funds to complete her musical edu
Dr. Munford Mott of Kearney owns a calf
3 weeks old which only weighs fourteen
pounds nnd the chances are that it will
navcr bo much larger. It Is a "Guernsey.
The J31uo Valley Congregational assocla-
tion , Including all the territory of the South
Platte region west of the west line of Lan
caster county to ICearnoy , has Just concluded
its serai-nnnual session at Fulrliiild. Ilov. S.
I. Grossman of Fairmont was moderator.
The annual meeting of the Women's Bap
tist Mission society of thn First district will
bo held at Lincoln May 31 and Juno 1 , 1803.
Uov. W. F. Gray , now under appointment
for China ; Dr. Lydia J. Wyckolf of Singa
pore and Miss Moore of Now Orleans nro ex
pected to bo present nnd speak at the
While a few of the pupils of the public
schools nt Alma wcro malting some experi
ments with chemicals Nina Smirtz , ono of.
the operators , caught on lire from the explo
sion of an alcohol lamp nnd received some
very painful burns nhout the fiu'o , besides
burning most of her Imlr on . Only by the
timely assistance of some of the pupils were
the llamcs extinguished.
Philadelphia Times : Tlio Mongolian has no
opinion about crlnollnu , but ho belluros In
IlulTalo Courier : The tromopj palch N
usually relegated tou backseat In ono's ward
Philadelphia Korord ; Apropos of spring
cleanings , Kulallo Is Castile's hope.
IlrownliiB. King tc Co.'s Monthly : Nowdrop
Did I lull vou tliatcuto spuuch my baby got
I'rluiid Vo-e.s ; ut least eight times.
Iloston Courier : Tlio victim of the bent pin
knows well when It U i.prliitliiiu. ;
Detroit Tribune : Duledlvo ( hurriedly )
Whorii did that follow co wJio Just ran out of
the hotel ? Oltiren ( still riiblilnit the too that ,
the fiislt'1" topped on ) 1 don't know ; but I
hope lio'll go whuro I told him to ,
Muslo and Drainii : Assistant Hdltor Vl'iat
Bliall I do with this account of thu contort
The Hportlng editor reported It , and hosay.s In
ono placu ; "MNn lliiiu'.shun : punUhua the
pluno In her usual artlhlio wuy. "
Manuglng Editor Lolltgo btralgnt. I was
A I'lHIIKHMAN'H ACCOUNT.
Son Franctico Kewt-Lttter , ;
With n 10 00 rod
And a 0 00 reel ,
With n 2 00 line
And u 4 00 cruel ;
A book full of 2 00
And 4 00 Illus ,
Away with his 1200 ticket ho Me § .
Thus ho bponds $40 00 ore ho starts out ,
And returns \vlthln a
week with * . , . 10 worth of trout ,
Hut a blank won't
The thlriy-nlno ninety thu Hum ho Is shy ,
llrou-ntno. King A Ca.'i Monthly.
Her eyes nro full of tmhtln ( Ire ,
llor hulr uiit-nlKhtH the dnbtlest night ,
Her touch Is bofler thun thu whllu
Flutter uf snow In foroat choir.
Her tooth are whiter than the wave *
That fall In foam on coral Itdus ,
AnU yetfcho nuver , never Hinllus ,
Nor any co-juettu conquests cruvea.
Ah , sometimes when the nlulitls faint
And ull thu yiM of heaven Hturo ,
Her voice divides the IromblliiK atri
With fierce and passionate complaint.
What soi row smites her hoartntrlng * toiuo ,
What honelcm love , what deathlots woo
Bpvakh through her voice ? 1 only know
I hurl a brickbat at the fence.
MURRAY AND HIS MANAGER
Sillowny'ft : Suoeasspr Bitggo ta Improvements
and Not Gutting Thoro. Eosigns.
EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY IN OPPOSITION
Mr. Vnn Ommii llni Ido.n of Hewn Metro
politan llotnl Should MB Hun unit
Mllllonitlro rout Oormi'l M
patlilro with Them ,
The dancing skeleton of discord seems to
bo . perched on the manager's desk at the
Murray hotel. Wednesday evening it enliv
on ened matters by executing a lively heel nml
to . jKilkii. Proprietor Murray pulled ono
string. Mr. Van Orman , the now manager ,
imllod the other. Finally , after nn alleged
vvjrdy war in the parlor of the hotel ,
Mr. Van Orman tendered his resignation ,
but as yet no definite action has been taken
It lias only boon A few woolts since H. Sll-
loway , a mnnatror whoso popularity has no
boundary line , resigned. Ills nominal reason ,
usw irivon UIHJII that occasion , was ttrat he
was , going to Chicago to associate
hi with F. E. Alexander in
ll hotel business. Ho also Incidentally
referred to his dissatisfaction at the
high rout which ho was compelled to pay for
the Murray. It Is whispered , too. that oven
the gentle Silloway did not tread the prim
rose pathway of content In other dcallhgs
with Proprietor Murray.
When Mr. Silloway resigned , Mr. Murray
ilonnod the managerial toga. Whether or
not ho rc ardu.l It ns a mlsilt , or
whether ho tltd not have tlmo
to attend to the nrduous duties of manaeor
In connection with other business matters , is
not known. The latter reason , however , Is
generously accepted as the one that
prompted 1 htm to look around for a now man-
acer after occupying the position fora brief
Nmv llrnom llroncltci Itrfornn.
Ira P. 'Higboo ot Nebraska City was
regarded as likely to bo the successor of
Mr. Murray. Mr. Frank Van Orman of this
city , however , proved to bo the man. His
selection seemed to meet popular approval.
Manager Van Orman , the third ocuupant of
the position within the past month , assumed
his duties Monday. lie nt once took an in
ventory of the hotel , from collar to roof.
Thu various needs uf improvements thut
ho regarded an absolutely necessary to main
tain tlio staudar 1 of excellence required ( by
the traveling public wcro carefully uotod.
Manager Van Orman saw Mr. Murrav , the
proprietor , and called his attention to the
necessity of such improvements as repairing
the electric bells , increasing the supply of
napkins and quoenswaro , painting the ex-
tenor of the hotel , etc. It is said
that a mutual agreement wus reached
that this would bo done at once ,
although it is hinted that Mr. Murray
viewed the largo expenditure for improve
ments with a faint tincture of aversion.
Mr. Van Orman , after waiting two days ,
broached the subject to Mr. Murray again
Wednesday , f ater in the day Mr. Van
Orman could restrain his impatience
no longer , nnd ho straightway sought
the proprietor and askeil for a
dcllnlto answer. The answer was evi
dently not in accord with the now manager's
views. It is said that ho invited Mr. Murray
into the parlor at the hotel nnd that ho
there proceeded to uncork the vial of his
discontent. The Interview between the pro
prietor nna manager is said to have been
somewhat frank somowhal emphatic and
decidedly heated. According to rumor , sub
stantiated by N.r. Van Orman yesterday , he
gave Mr. Murray nn ultimatum
with n resignation tied to it. Mr. Murray ,
it is said , asked further time , and the mat
ter is yet unsettled. The indications are
that Mr. Van Orman will inako good bis
threat aud leave the hotel to unless
Mr. Murray complies with his request to
make the improvements.
Mr. Vnn Orinau's Story.
Manager Van Orman was seen by a UHIS ,
reporter at the Murray jcsterday afternoon.
Ho evidently did not want to talk on the sub
"OhIll's a regular monkey and parrot
state of affairs , that is all. " ho iinally said.
"I took an inventory of llio hotel nnd saw
the necessity of improvements , especially In
the t electric elevator bolls and other things.
Wo 1t needed six dozen moro napkins , because
there t will bca convention of railway surgeons
1t hereiiOxt 1 wcok.and then Ihcro is another
convention of business men from all over the
stato. Mr. Murray wanted to wait and get
1s bids 1 from linns on all the improvements I
suggested , Includilig'tho six dozen napkins
and some crockery wo needed.
Then , too , it seems that Mr.
Silloway , the former manager , turned
over some hotel silverware to Mr. Murray
and ho thereupon assumed custody of the
samo. Mr. Murray told mo yesterday that
he had this silverware al homo , and whenever -
over I needed any of it for hotel service. In
addition to what wo had at the house , ho
would bo glad to lot mo have it each time I
wanted it for service at the hotel. This odd
idea of running a hotel , aud the seeming lack
of confidence in mo , was too much. I
told him then nnd Ihcro lhat if ho didn't
have any confidence in mo 1 would quit
nnd i tendered my resignation , but no deii-
nlte action has ynt been taken. Unless
things assume a more satisfactory shape by
tomorrow , I will certainly leave the house.
I don't ' propose to bo hampered in the dis
charge of my duty as manager and will only
remain on certain conditions. "
. * , i.vn
I'otrlllrd fttlff * are manufactured to ord
by n California flnn.
The Columbian earavoli nro to bo towed t
ChlcAgo liv way of the St. Kiwronca rm
and the Wellnml can.il.
Compared with the records of the Center
nlnl nnd Paris oxiwslllons , the World's fit !
shows a largo gain In receipts for the flrs ,
twenty Uuj- ,
After the state saloons get down to Inn I
nets In the Carolina * It Is riroMiincd th (
gubernatorial period between drinks will b
Henry M. Stanley declares that ho will bi
n candidate Torn scat In parliament nt th <
next election nnd that ho 1ms no Intention o
returning to Africa.
Thirty tons of selected coal an hour wet
mirnea during the trial test of the crulso
Now York. The cost of the test was nbou
$ -0lX ! > 0 , which the builder will pay.
Ur. Kdwanl Thomas of Vienna po .icssc
sovcrnl interesting relies of Wnshlnetot
among which nro two nrmv pistols prcsento- -
by the general to Kosclusko , his Polish all
The Ahltoond of Swat Is said to bo hum
Ing to Chicago with thirty or forty wlvos I
his wake. If Chicago's divorce facilities nn
Insunioient ho will probably tarry six month )
hi South Dakota.
General Hucknor. whoso campaign slogari
"Bolivar , Betty and the Baby , " still rings I
blue grass oars , has had constructed n llttl
steam river yacht lu which ho expects t
take cruises down the Ohio nml the Mlssi
Colonel Amos A. Parker , who rcccntl
died lu Kccnc , N , II. , nt the ago of over 10
years , is said to have been undoubtedly tU
oldest college graduate in tlio United State '
Uo took his diploma from "thu University o
A'crmont In 1813.
Central Booth has passed over his son
Lieutenant General Uromwoll Booth , aii <
nominated hh daughter , Io Mnrnchnl
Hooth-Ullhborn. to succeed him In romman
of the Salvation army , and explains hlmsnl
by saying thnl M onion "imiko the bcs
Charles N. Illchards was nppolnlet' '
through the influence of Charles Suinnei
"mender of quill pens" for the United Stntc
Senate , and , though chief of the stationer
room , is still under that title on tha pay rol
Only one stn.'Uor , Mr. Merrill , uses qul' '
pens , nnd thcso are bought ready made.
The managers of the Pennsylvania rai !
road systcin and of the Lake Shore & Mich
gan Southern railroad have simultaneous !
announced that every employe of those coi
poratlons will bo given a two weeks' vaca
lion to see the World's fair. Kurthormort
free transportation to nnd from the fair wil
bo furnished not only to the employes , bu
also to t'lelr ' families.
Mrs. Kmma Hutohlnson , the Uonvc
woman who lias entered the national cowbo
race from Children , Nob. , to Chicago , wl
start from Denver tills week with her tw
horses , riding all the way by easy stages t
Chadron in order to nccllmato the animal
gradually. She will thnu exercise the an
mals dally for twenty-live to thirty mlloi ute
to the tlmo thu start is made In the raci
Mrs. Hutchinson uses u bifurcated ridin
Annie Murphy on Trlul lor Her Urliuov n
HI. Clou.I , Minn.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , May 2. > . Aniil
Murphy , 20 years old. known for he
clever forgeries in almost every prom
nont city from Detroit to Mobile and Sc
attic , was arraigned at St. Cloud , Minn
on two charges of forgery and two i
grand larceny. She graduated at tl' '
St. Cloud Normal school two years ag
and eighteen months later Illttod bank ?
into the town , and on account of
her intimate acquaintance with the
best pcopln succeeded in scouring
the money on two drafts for $5,000 , on
Now York banks and hastened away to
Seattle , whore she worked several
financial institutions and again took
flight. She was finally captured at
Huntsville , Ala. , and brought back to
Minnesota on a requisition issued by
Governor Morriam. When arraigned
she said her name was Annie M. loo-
little , .having been married to II. M.
Doolittle pf Detroit , Mich. She waived
tlio reading of the indictments , as found
by the grand jury , ami was given until
tomorrow lo plead. Her counsel la the
ablest in Minnesota.
Sln > t nml Killed III * Wife.
KnwYoitK , May 25. Tony Poattlo shot
nnd killed his wife nml severely wounded
Gabriel Bcrtollmo in thu apartments of
Hosio Iromorullo this morning. The murderer
NEW VOUK. LONDON.
Will deliver his Introductory looturo on
OH 1113 NEW AHT OF
- AT -
EXPOSITION HALL MOND Xv 2 !
Afternoon ot 3. Evening at 8.
KIIKKTICKK TH nail TIcKoti 'or tlio cnursont Kor
A Clmrlton Miulo Co. , 16C8 Uodufl Mroi-t. or V. M , C
A. Ilnumi. Instruction olasi courio at V. SI. U. A
liny Ulit , Juno lit anil Zd. Afternoon at 3 , Kvonln
Largest Mnmifuoturora and Hotallors
of Olothlng In the West.
" 0 , what a night ! "
Everybody was there and not one of them , we
are sure , went homo in
such a condition as hero
depicted. The picture has
nothing1 to do with the
reception it is only used
because we had no other
except a picture of Co
lumbus , and that would
n't do , you know. ItVaa
" a great night , though ,
and everybody enjoyed
themselves and admired those $10 suits that go on
sale today. These suits were made especially for
our opening * week , and you may rely on them being -
ing a little extra. The following was handed in
during the reception by one of the guests :
Dear Drowning & ICIne , If you only Just know ,
Haw p Ulonl wa'ru waited for you to KOI through ;
With your nolso and your pluitor , your nillu : and your hoc * .
Wliuru wo tore ull our droiuui mm stubbed ull our toot ,
You'd ulvo us Much bnrK'tlm " nevar before ,
Worn tlioiuht of. In nriy KIOM Altl/i ; ( Horn ,
Ureat. wolcnuw , Imnljoon thu oxoenso and d ulay ,
Hut U will rouay you la many a way ,
I'or luull of our niuiiiury , wucunnot roonll
Guoh a bo utlful cuungo from u liolo In the wall.
BROWNING , KING & CO. ,
r aranln jllll < UX (
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