Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 19, 1893, Page 4, Image 4

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Avi-rnRo Circulation lor .Inno , 180:1 : , 24U10
HOW can Secretary Morton bo nway
on his vacation and bo interviewed nt
Washington tit one and the same time ?
A MAN can ride six hours for 50 cents
on the tnuisit facilities of Now York.
It costs 10 cents to ride ton minutes on
the Omaha and Council IJlufTs bridge
inotor cars.
TUB discovery of a cotnnt within the
tail of another comet by moans of tclo-
Bcopic photography is a crowning ovi-
dcnco to the recent strides made in the
advancement of astronomy as a science.
ONI ) by one the commercial organiza
tions of the country are making public
their demands for the repeal of the
Sherman silver purchase law. The
latest resolution of this kind cornea from
SUNDAY'S storms created havoc in i
Various sections of Nebraska. Farmers i
liavo to expect losses to a greater or loss
extent at tills season of the year , and if
conditions continue favorable they ought
to bo abjo to repair most of the damage
THE expected rush for excursion
tickets to Chicago at reduced rates did
jiot inatarinlizo to the extent antici
pated. Can it bo that the railways de
layed the concession so long that the
people have given up their intention to
Visit the fair and have made other plans
Instead ?
TllK Mormons are again doing active
proselyting down south and are said to
Imvo converted thirty-throe women in
/Virginia. / Wo trust that husbands Imvo
not become so scarce in that great state
JIB to drive women to rely upon the slon-
flor chance of reintroducing polygamy
Into the United States.
THE answer filed by the managers of
the impeachment case in reply to the
application of Judge Doano for an order
enabling him to secure the balance of
the sum which ho claims was promised
him for his hervicos , is that the services
have not been performed. When law
yers resort to the law in tholr own bo-
finlf laymen may stand by and enjoy
, iho never ending complication of tech
CoMPAiin the Winnobago fandango
with the public ; ball given at New York
in honor of the Spanish infanta and they
will bo found to differ in degree rather
than in unbalanceIn neither did the
scanty attire of the participants mar
tholr enjoyment of the occasion. But
the Now York affair relieved the city
treasury of about $10,000 , while the
Jfiulian jamboree was comparatively in
expensive. Tills Is
a distinction with a
ENTKIKS for tlio stock show at the
World's fair have clohod with but two
tiamosontho exhibitors book registered
from Nebraska. This ia a deplorable
etuto of affairs. Stock raising is one of
the most important agricultural pursuits
in this state and an exhibit worthy ot
the industry would form n most attrac
tive feature of Nebraska's contribution
to the exposition. As it is , visitors to
the fair can scarcely fall to bo impressed
with the smallness of our stock exhibit ,
especially when they Imvo n perfect
right to expect one much larger and
moro varied.
THAT co-operation in business enter
prises may ho made a success has been
niuply demonstrated. JJrigham Young
demonstrated it is his mutmgomont of
the commercial institutions of the Mor
mons in Utah , and the fame of the Roch
dale Pioneers , the oldest of co-operative
societies in England , is another >
illustration. But
this very suc
cess of the Pioneers suggests
that there is within the system
itself the elements of disintegration.
With a handsome accumulation n.3f
profits , it is charged that now the mem
bers who own the largest blocks of the
papital think moro of their dividends
than they do of the patronage on which :
th9 continued prosperity of the society
must depend , and that they expend the
least in co-operative purchases. Tlio
incident is merely indicative of the im
possibility of tlio social millennium pic
tured by Edward Bellamy so long us
human selllshncsa remains u character
istic of mankind.
There can bo no reasonable doubt that
ono potent cutiso of the business distrust
nnd depression la the apprehension thnt
the earning congress will nmko a roth
vision of the tariff that may Injuriously
affect most of Iho Industries of the connre
try by subjecting them to a moro or loss
destructive foreign competition. It la
not to bo questioned Unit the dominant
sentiment of the democratic party Is
favorable to a radical doparUiro in the
Ih-al policy of the nation. That was
clearly shown by the largo majority
which adopted tha plank in the national
platform Denouncing protection a3 a
fraud and a robbery and declaring it to bo
"a fundamental principle of the dotnofc
cratle party that the federal government
has no constitutional power to impose
and collect tariff dutlm except /or the
purpose of revenue only , " and there is
no evidence that tlicro Is not now a matl
jorlty of the democracy prepared to supai
port this viow. Nobody of ordinary in-
tolUgonoo needs to ho told what u tarilt
"for rovonuq only" moans , ritich it policy
would necessarily do away with all pro
tection. Where the purpose is solely
that of producing revenue the duties
muni necessarily bo made with a view
to encouraging and promoting linporta-
tlons. It Is but a short atop from an oxq
cl naively revenue tarllT to free trado.
The democratic party is distinctly
pledged to tariff legislation of this kind ,
and the fear that it may carry out this
pledge is exerting a depressing infillti
once upon every class of industrial enterd
prise. In the presence of such a danger
manufacturers are naturally disposed to
curtail operations and in many branches
are tloinjj so. Capital cannot ) > o induced -
duced to embark in new undertakings
that may bo affected by the tariff. The
disposition is to wait and HCO what will
develop , and this'waiting must result In
an enormous loss to labor and an enforced -
forced economy which will bo
felt in every department of busi
ness. Even with the return of
financial conlldcnee which now seems
assured , a complete restoration of
business activity cannot bo expected so
long as there is fear of a radical depart
ure from an economic system that has
prevailed for more than thirty years
and to which the business of the country
is fully adjusted.
There is reason to believe that Presi
dent Cleveland is conscious of this condition -
dition and would like to have the connc
try understand that the danger is not so
great as is apprehended. Tills inference
is fairly to bo derived from the language
of an editorial which recently appeared
in the Philadelphia Lcdijer , that paper
being recognized as reflecting more
nearly than any other the viewa of the
president. That journal said : "Upon
the silver question it is known to everyone
ono that there is no ono in authority , no
ono in the country , whoso financial pol-
icy is safer or sounder than Mr. Clove-
laud's , nd it is , if not absolutely known ,
at least confidently believed , that his
economic policy is opposed to any revision -
vision of the tariff which will injure the
people's industrial interests or joopar-
di'/.o their prosperity. Mr. Cleveland is
known by his own declarations , which
are conclusive , to bo favorable to a ro-
vision of the McKlnloy act , but ho is
also known by his own declarations to bo
unfavorable to free trade or to anything
like free trade , or to any thing that would
be unjust or harmful to our great
manufacturing interests. " Although
somewhat ambiguous this is in a certain
degree reassuring. Mr. Cleveland has
never expressed any sympathy with the
anti-protection declaration of the demo
cratic national platform and it is doubt
less true that ho Is unfavorable to free
trado. But there is uncertainty as to
how far ho may bo disposed to go in that
direction and no ono can assume to say
how far he may bo compelled to ylold to
the will of a majority of his party. So
far as known Mr. Cleveland lias no very
well defined ideas about schedules
His study of the question of tariff reform i-
form has not extended to details , and
in the preparation of a now ,
tar ill law it is possible that these
whoso duty it will bo to arrange the de
tails may not do so In all cases to accord
with the president's view of what tariff
revision should bo.
However , there is reason to believe
that Mr. Cleveland intends to prevent
any extreme action by his party in congress -
gross that would bo destructive in its '
effect upon the industries of the country 't ,
and ho can do a most valuable service
when ho communicates with congress in
August if ho will toll the country in
clear , unequivocal terms that such is t
his intention. would ,
Nothing moro ef
fectually help to restore business con
fidence and activity.
In the controversy now pending between -
twoon the Brotherhood of Railroad 31
road Engineers and the officials
of the Union Pacific railway nya-
torn over the discharge last month
of certain employes on the ground
of drunkenness , it is a mistake to assume
that either party defends drunkenness
as not being a Hiilllciently IS
ciso : to warrant .dismissal. On is
point there can bo no difference of
opinion. The labor unions In general
and the railway engineers in particular
have never ceased to discourage the in
temperate usu of intoxicating liquors. a8.
Railway employes hold positions in
volving a double responsibility. They
owe their employers the faithful per
formance of their duties and they
ewe the public a due regard
for the protection and safety
of the passengers. To subject either
passengers or property entrusted to
their care to the dangers incident to the
control of trains by drunken trainmen
could never ho tolerated for u moment
in a civilized country. On this all are
agreed drunkenness while on duty is
good cause for the instant dismissal of
any railway employe.
The point at idsuuthon is not drunken
ness as a cause for discharge , but the
proof of the fact that the employes wore
drunk. The representatives of the rail
way engineers maintain that the charge
should be supported by Indisputable
evidence before any notion bo taken
upon it ; that the licensed be considered
innocent and retained with all his rights
unimpaired until the cause assigned has
been found well grounded by a sort of in
formal trial. Ou the other hand , the rail
ways insist that they must rely upon the
word < of tholr agents and that to retain
men who have forfeited all claim lo con
fidence ( would bo detrimental to both
the company and the public. Tholr plan
contemplates Immediate dismissal with
reinstatement in case the discharged
man can satisfactorily prove his Inno-
conco. They also want the decision upon
the : sufficiency of the evidence to rest
with themselves.
There is some plausibility to the con
tention ? on both sides of this argument.
But the question is not yet so pressing
as ! to justify extreme measures. A little
concession by both partloa might easily
tide over the difficulty. The .railway ,
for example , might keep its authority
tc dismiss upon n charge of drunkenness
but leave the decision whether the
charge is sustained to some kind of an
arbitration committee. Acquittal by
the committee should then entitle the
accused to reinstatement. The subject
la sufficiently important to attract se
rious ] attention.
Up to this time in the current month
the treasury has purchased loss than
1,000,000 , ounces of silver or not one-
fourth of the amount which the law re
quires shall bo bought by the govern
ment each month. It has been the
habit of the treasury , until the market
for < silver became so unsettled , to have
about completed Us purchases before this
time in each month , buying on stated
days three times a week , thus giving
some advantage to the silver own1
era. Secretary Carlisle lias changed
this ! policy , so that now the owners
of silver seek the treasury instead of
the treasury seeking them , and the gov
ernment gets the benefit.
It is not at all surprising to learn that
the silver men are storming at the Vc-
fusal of the department to purchase sil
ver at the prices they name , but they
are wholly wrong In assorting that the
policy j : which the treasury is pursuing
does not conform to the law. The silver
purchase j act requires the secretary to
purchase 4,500,000 ounces each month ,
"or so much thereof as may be offered
at the market price , " so that it is clearly
within the discretion of the secretary to
buy I all or only a part of the amount
designated in tlio net monthly , depend
ing upon the offers he receives at the
market price. Tlio Bland act was man
datory in requiring the coinage of not
less 1 than 2,000,000 , silver dollars a month ,
but 1 It appears that John Sherman , when
secretary of the treasury , did not
strictly comply with the law. It is
stated that in 1879 ho had coined but 21- ,
000,000 ( silver dollars and in 1881 but 22- ,
000,000 ( , whereas the law required the
coinage of 2-1,000,000 in each year as the
minimum amount.
The secretary riow has a discretion
that ho did not have under the Bland
act and in using it in the interest of the
government | he is doing what every fair
minded i citizen will approve. Had this
policy ] boon adopted sooner , instead of
allowing i the silver men to combine and
bull 1 the market , it is not to bo doubted
that 1 the government would have saved
a i considerable amount during the past
three i years. There is'inanifcstly no
reason i why the government should
have 1 a different policy in buying silver
from that which it adopts in purchas
ing other commodities that is of got-
ing it at the lowest market price
established by competition among
sellers. The secretary of the treasury
is complying with the law and his
course nas the general popular endorse
ment regardless of the views or wishes
of the silver owners.
Through the unceasing oltorts of
Omaha jobbers culminating- an organized -
ized move through the agency of the
Commercial club , the railroads loading
to the northwest have boon brought to
recognize the just demands of our local
merchants. The practice has prevailed
among these roads up to this time of dis
criminating in favor of the towns lower
down on the Missouri river by giving
them the bamo rates us these placed
upon goods shipped from this city , not
withstanding the greater distance over
which the goods Imd to bo transported.
This was plainly depriving Omaha of
the advantages to which its situation en
titled it and building up rival towns at
the expense of our jobbers.
A new tariff sheet , to go into effect on
the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
and the Sioux City & Paeilio railroads
on the first of next month , is said to
have remedied this long standing abuse
so far as those lines are concerned. It
will place Omaha jobbers In position to
extend their trade in tliat territory I
which naturally ought to bo tributary to
tliis city. Omaha does not ask for differential 0r
ferential rates discriminating in its >
favor. But it unhesitatingly denounces
differential rates discriminating against
it and in favor of other towns. Fair
play is all that is demanded and that is
what wo have been led to expect from
the now tariff. If the Commercial club
lias boon the instrument by which this
concession has boon gained , it has justi 1n
fied its existence even if it should fall in
all future oftorts to further the business
interests of this community.
attention Is excited by the
steady increase of the train robbing
industry , and the Jluilroud Guzctto sug
gests the organization of a state police :
as a restraining inlliionco. It was sunh
a force that cleared Spain and Italy of l
those highwaymen and bandits , and it
is pointed out that every other civilized
country except this has a force 6f this
character. It would seem that an organ
ized rural police , at least part of flit
mounted , subject to the authority of the
state to keep guard on the farm roads ,
the highways and the railroads , will
become an absolute necessity before
long for the protection of the traveling
public. Within the past six months'no
loss than tiixty-ono attempts to wreck
and forty-one to rob trains have boon
made. The attempts at train wrecking
have boon most luimorous. in the states
from Massachusetts to Illinois , and the
roads between Pittsburg and Buffalo ,
Chicago and St. Louis have boon the
greatest sufferers in this respect.
Trumps are assumed to bo the perpetrators
tors , and the great route of these nuisances
sances is along these roads where the
rnfloago Is great and the trains froqucut.
Two-thirds of thor train robberies have
boon in the Io Hiatos from Iowa
and Nebraska toToxas , including Kan
sas. But no section of the country
scorns to bo oxonlpHfrom these doproda-
lions. Sheriffs a iT constables do little
to protect the couuAry nnd tholr sorv-
vices are only jcallod into requisition
after the bandits hrwo done tholr work.
Public indlgnatlftn'has boon BO aroused
by late outrages tUrlt the vocation of th o
wrecker and rqh.b'o'r Is not likely to
hereafter prove "safo ono in any sec
tion , yet nowhorq'la thoroany organized
provision made ty/guard against them.
Until this is done these violent inter
ferences with railroad trains are likely
to occur with increasing frequency.
However drastic may bo the punishment
of the marauders when captured it is only
by throwing proper safeguards over the
lluos of travel that the safety of pas
sengers can bo assured. t
Tun fact that sixteen fcocond lieuten
ants remain over frojn this year's
West Point graduating class after
filling the vacancies in the branch
of the army in which they are entitled -
titled to serve , has occasioned the
suggestion that congress abolish addl-
Uonals , except in the engineer corps
until all vacancies are filled. Such
action is not probable. Even should an
increase in the army organisation , of
which there Is some prospect , fall to
render necessary a greater number of
officers than are added to tlio army an
nually from the academy and by promo
tion from the ranks , there Is need of
every olllcor now on the roster. With
the detail of seventy-live officers from
the line as instructors in colleges and
universities , of twenty-two as Indian
agents , and scores of others on special
duty with the militia of tiio states and
elsewhere , there are not officers enough
now to meet the requirements. So
urgent , indeed , is the demand for mili
tary officers for special assignment
that a number of regiments are
now without a sufficient number for
the purposes of drill and discipline.
In view of this fact the War depart
ment is about to curtail the detached ser
vice , and many captains ami subalterns
now absent from their commands will
bo returned to their regiments. It is
stated that of the 200 odd officers thus
officially employed loss than a dozen of
them are engaged in civil pursuits. But
the demand is sure to continue. The un
usual number of requests for officers as
military instructors at the institutions
of learning will ptobably induce con
gross to increase the number who may
be detailed for that duty. Instead of '
objecting to the nli'injbor of additional ,
if the increased w-ork that congress has
put upon line officers of late years is
continued , it will rnuro likely bo neces
sary to add to the ilumbor.
i . vs.
THE returns novv'p , ] , coming into the
Burcaifof Industrjaj Statlstics from the
various Nebraska counties indicate a
marked improvement in the mortgage
indebtedness in this Btato. While a cer
tain number mortgages are renewed
continually and n'qw" dffbs drawn , the
amount of role'ases oxceodis thXt of the
documents field. ' If there wore any way
of securing 'figures for the payments
made unon mortgage indebtedness be
fore the mortgage is "canceled and a re
lease filed , thord is no doubt that the
process of paying off farm inoumbrancos
would appear to bo going on much moro
rapidly than has heretofore been ac
Tomniy'H ( ilciry rules.
Cincinnati Commercial.
For a man of his years , Mr. Glaistono Is
developing activities that are phenomenal.
As a master of cloture , ho makes ex-Speaker
IJeod of Maine gasp.
Thti Kiitort Courteuufl.
Lnulnollle Cowier-Jiurnal.
Colorado mon are talking about wading In
hlood up to the bridles of tholr horses.
These brethren do notjknow the real value
of bridles or they would put some on tholr
The Issue I'lnln.
Sound money mon make no war on silver.
They sco that the silver oloiuunt of the cur
rency Is as largo as the country can carry ,
and in order to knap up the parity between
it and gold they demand , in the interest of
silver , that it bo restricted to its present
Now U thu Tliiio to Mtrlko.
Cincinnati Cnmmcrctal.
It is evident the Treasury department Is
not bulling the sljvor market. If the povor-
nor of Colorado proposed to strlko with the
battlo-axo of freedom tiirhtly grasped in his
red right hand the gold bug kmp full In
front , now is his time. Ho who would bo
Jrco himself must deal thu blow that smites
I'lllgfocl to JCnllroiil Size.
lllntr Tilnt.
Paul Vandorvoort and his mouth nro mak
ing a political stump tour throncrh South Da
kota , nnd the reports say the hitter Is work
ing at 'tremendous nvto , insomuch that ter
ror strikes uvnn the populist heart > as soon
as ho gets warmed up atn meeting. HIi
vagailes nrodistasteful even to independ
ents , and who rover ho goes the walfo of dis
gust ho loaves is as broad as u railroad
- ,
Conllilunoo .iilnpliicocl.
/uuincH Cltu Times.
Iowa democrats are still anxious that Gov
ernor Boies should bo n candidate for reelection -
election , but that giiutleiiian bus a sena
torial hco in his honnot and cannot ho de
pended upon to ask fortho ) governorship for
the tliird time , Thujdemocracy of Iowa
should not Impress its republican opponents
with an ido.i that itannnot win without
Holes. Any good , strode' democrat will ho
elected , ami Govcrnorallolcs will bo sent to
the [ Jnitod States souuto , where ho will boa
foremost llguro.
I.utiokt and tlio Cropi ,
I'a/iftfon / Urcu
Attention is ( UrcctiMJlIi tlio interview with
Hon. H. I * touch's , taken from Tun
OMAHA UBE. Mr. .Louuks admits that "a
season of poor crops moans corresponding
gains for the third party. " In other word *
ho depends upon a public misfortune to
strengthen the rinks of the Independents ,
and ho asserts that South Dakota crops are
going to ho vary ligUt. 'In this statement
Mr. Loueks either itftnrautly or willfully ,
Is guilty of gross misrepresentation. The
southern counties of the state promise as
abundant harvests as have aver been known.
Whllo the newspapers generally , throughout
the northern and central regions of South
Daxota , are not complaining , but speak
hopefully of a fruitful season. No ouo can
read the language used by Mr. Loucks with
out leaching the conclusion that ho views
the success of the independent pnrty as of
vastly moro consequence than abundant har
JtlcllcHiloiu llUoiiiiluns.
The most ridiculous tiling connected with
the excited discussions at the west in regard
to the financial question is the denunciation
of the "gold ixmor" and of the "monoy
power. " The legilatlon of this country for
ten years shows that the silver power us
dominated politics and that the gold er
has had very little to say , The silver jxiwer
now is threatening revolution if its demands
shrill not bo concoJpd. The fort silver
states , with 6illy A tcoro of electoral rote *
and with I cm thnn n tuciHloth of thn rotlne
population , have controlled the politics of
the country for a doc.ido. Hoth p.irttof
have sacrificed everything oUo to secure the
votes of the silver aUtcs. It U time tliM
some other "power" should have the prlv.
Hogoof lntorK | > Mnit n word or two i to the
tlnanclal policy of the government.
A Fnvornbla Outlook.
T7'X < lon Olnlie
That a tidal wave of yellow money U sot
ting In tolvnnl America , not even the most
persistent of professional pessimists now attempts -
tempts to deny.
At this moment tv million of money In
gold Is on Its way hither. As it nmls resting
place In this country this great nccesilon of
world-honored coin will ofTor most solid and
substantial evidence Of a highly slgnlllcant
fact tlio purpose of Europe to purchase
heavily before the season closes from Amur-
lean : hands.
There U nd such thing n * delaying or Ig
noring the question of food supply In Europe.
Whether thoolil world Is willing or not her
people must look largely to us.
Crops are ILkoly to moan money In this
country the present year moro than over be
fore. Tno nations across the water must
buy of us. If nt all j nnd. In vlow of the largo
homo demand that Is assured , they must buy
at good , remunerative prices.
What wonder , with an outlook such as
this , that the nlnrmlit for partisan purjiosos
only should o.xclto simply laughtort What
wonder that oven the chronic croaUor who
seeks to make a living by decrying his
country's prosperity should roallzo that his
occupation tejrono , and tnat thU year of all
years the people of the United States are
not to bo frightened or stampeded !
No Alllnnno with Mmmrchj.
A"IHS < I8 CttJI Tin ti.
The action of the Russian' government In
establishing dry docks nnd headquarters for
Us North Atlantic squadron at Now York
Indicates that the government of the czar
proposes to cultivate us more vigorously than
ever. It is now apparent that the Russian
emperor looks for a war In Europe , a strug
gle that v . ' probably Involve all of the Im
portant nations of the continent and Includ
ing England , perhnps. Russia should know
that all of tha overtures that that govern
ment makes , and all the display of friendli
ness that it may make will not cause the
United States to form an alliance with it
against any European power. KusMa is a
land of internal nnd external troubles. The
United States Is peaceful and for pcacs. An
alliance with Hussla would bo decidedly n
one-sided affair.
Work has been begun ou Phelps county's
now $4,000 jail.
The German Lutheran ohurch near Firth
has boon dedicated with proper services.
Work has been begun on the A. O. U. W.
temple at McCook , which is to cost fi" , lK)0. )
A well known resident ol Loup City has
boon caught tapping the till of a meat mar-
kot. x
Three valuable horses and a cow were
killed by lightning during a storm at Red
Several barns and windmills in the neigh
borhood ot Oakland wore destroyed by
lightning the other night.
liI Ovorstudy unbalanced Miss Maud Colton's
brain and she had to bo sent to an nsyJum
by her parents , who resldo at Tecumsoh.
Lightning struch II. J. Cullon's barn near
Dillor and destroyed the building with all
the fodder and machinery it contained.
The fullerton News , the third paper in
the city , has made its appearance under the
direction ! of J. W. McClelland as secretary
and manager.
aI S. C. Woodruff has disposed of the Stroms-
burg News to J. A. Westenius and Is now devoting -
voting his cntiro time to the publication of
the Tekamah Burtonian.
The shock caused by the death of Mrs.
Van Arsdalo'of Beatrice , who was fatallv
burned by a gasoline explosion , resulted in
the demise of her father at Port Huron ,
While trying to catch a horse James
Hruska , a 12-year-old Colfax county lad. was
kicked in the face , his teeth knocked out
and his check and lip badly cut. Ho will ro-
.Tames M. Patterson has qualified as
county Judge of McPherson county , and several -
eral people who were about to go Into some
other county to he married will now stay at
homo and patronize homo industry in the
matter of taking out licenses.
Two lloldrego girls were induced to join a
drcssed-up tramp last week in an alleged
theatrical enterprise. They succeeded in
leaving town before their friends learned
what was going on , hut a brother oj ono of
the girls followed them up and interrupted
the Initial performance by artistically
thumping the tramp aud carrying away the
young heroines.
A man from Yankton came into town
Thursday on a horse , says the Hartlngton
Herald. Tying the animal to a post ho pro
ceeded to look for an individual who , he
claimed , owed him a bill. The man was
found and for some reason could not or
would not pay. Whereupon the stranger
proceeded to "tako it out of his hide. " The
cries of the unfortunate debtor attracted the
marshal , > vho arrived Just in time to sco Mr.
Yankton Man astride his horse and going at
full spcod "o'er the hills and far away. "
'JCUUA'Jt AllUUT Ilia tAlK.
Boston shows how to catch lobsters as her
contribution to the fisheries oxhibit.
In the library in the Illinois state building
are twenty-six newspapers and thirteen
magazines edited and published exclusively
by women.
Bands of music s > ro to bo stationed In the
galleries of the Manufactures building in
order to attract visitors to the exhibits
placed there.
The platsancc is a place of many strange
acquaintances and not a httlo love making.
Material for a Jirst-class romance can he
nad there any day.
Most of the Viking crow aro-to remain in
America. Several of them hj - < j relatives
In Chicago. Two mon arc to ho retained to
watch the ship ; the others are to bo p-iid off
July 20.
British Columbia has sent to the Forestry
building specimens of pmo trees whim will
square four feet for the length of almost 100
foot. She is admitted to hare carried off the
honors for spruce , pinoand cedar.
There is an ostrich farm on the jilaisanco , "
whore the public llnds much amusement in
seeing the California birds swallow oranges
whole. It seems to bo very funny lo see
the fruit take its course down thu length of
the neck ,
The now steam mocking blr.l in Machin
ery hall Is ready for Its duties of calling
stray llrcnion and guards to a lire. Tlio
bird has a compass of two octaves ; of those
different notes are to bo so arranged as to in-
dlcatu what portion of thu rounds the ilro
may bo.
A Int of whlto silk In the Woman's buildIng -
Ing nas a romantlo historical Interest It
was found in the 'Irianon Just as Marie
Antoinette loft it , sot in her tambour frame.
It Is embroidered In bunches of flowers , tied
with blue bow knots. 'Inn colors are as
fresh < ts when the beautiful queen worked il ,
The meek nnd lowly lunch-basket , of the
free and untranimolod American citizen has
wrought havoc with the expectations of the
restaurant concessionaires at the World's
fair. They threaten now that If the direct
ory does not remit the "take-on " of twenty-
live percent , they will close their restau
Harriet Hosmcr has cabled from Rome
that she has completed the Isabella statue
and considers It the great work of her life.
She wishes to leave u copy of it in Romu ,
for fear that tha original may bo damaged
coming over. Making the duplicate will delay -
lay the shipment of the statue for several
Many people go away from the fair and
never learn that hack of the Manufactures
building , on } ho lixko front , can be found lit
tle chocolatd booths where you can got n cup
of chocolate and two crackers for a nickel.
Aud there are other places on the ground
where the same article can bo had also for
5 cents.
A copy of Queen Elizabeth's bible , the
cover heavily embroidered In gold thread in
the design of a rose , the loaves nlled In with
green silk , Is included in the South Kensing
ton exhibit in the Wom.m's buifdlng. Queen
Victoria owns the original of this blblu and
lout it to the school , that the cover might bo
Chickens are now being hatched out dally
In the Agricultural building by electricity.
The now invention coctns to acfornpllih the
maternal work of the hen moro perfectly
th n ny prorlouily Invented InctibiUor , Tno
hoixt Is crcnUxl by n very light current of
electricity , nnd there U no trouble * whatever
In keeping the heat at the doslrml tlcKrco.
The hatchery Attracts , n great deal of ntton-
tlon. Midway plnUnnco n Kftn n4 exhibi
tor shows a section ot h oM rail fcuco. It
h overgrown with n coirtploto crop of weeds ,
representing the posts of the Kansas
. ' .inner , cockle hurra , Iron wood , million ,
llmson wood , milk wood , rac wtod ftnd pus-
loy. This novsl exhibit h mtondod to brlnfr
out the boautlos of an adjoining fence of
woven wlro which affords no troublesome
corner * for thn woom to lode ( In. but Is bor
dered by clean , eloao-shavcn turf.
Denver N paying n high prlco for the gov
ernor's whistle.
Colorado's executive popjjun proved moro
disastrous at the brooch ttian at the muzzlo.
Accumulated evidence proves that Clover-
nor Walto's "blood to the bridle'1 notes have
gone to protest.
Emily Faithful smokes cigars , hut docs so
In onlor to relieve the chronic nslhnm from
which she Buffers ,
A heated July Is said to moan a cool
August. Comfort may bo extracted from
pleasant anticipations.
Now that Sunday closing Is assured the
pious calamities In stora for Chicago will bo
imlollnltoly postponed ,
The ruction between Matnafa nnd Mallo-
tea comes nt an opportune moment for para-
graphors who hanker for Samoa goro.
Mrs. Lease has given § .V ) to the relief of
the striking Kansas miners. She did not
ask Mr. Luaso's permission to do so , either.
If his parents overlooked the matter ,
Ulantan Duncan succeeded In expunging the
center "n" from his monitor nnd tailed It
with a "t. "
Oovornor Stone ot Missouri , Is not wrapt
with the majesty that doth hedge about a
icing , but is guarded a Jefferson City by a
big Danish watch-dog.
Lemuel Stevenson , for twenty years a
clown with Barnum's and othur circuses ,
has conriectod himself with the Salvation
army at lprlngllold , Mo.
Sarah T. Bolton , Indiana's polnoor poetess ,
is lying at death's door in Indianapolis.
Among her productions Is the famous poem
"Paddlo Your Own Canon. "
. Thomas C. 1'latt has retired from Now
York politics. The announcement has a
wealth of whiskers aufllclcut to provoke the
envy of Nebraska railroads.
Senator Voorheos of Indiana Is credited
with thn prediction that the session of con
gress to begin on the 7th'of August at the
call of thu president , will last until the mid
dle of August , 1MM.
There Is a painful lack of patriots hunger
ing for the consulship nt Santos. Yellow
Jack is holding court there and death riaes
the breezes. The ploleis do not regard the
salary sufllclcnt to Justify suicide.
Although dire muttcrlugs echo in the foot
hills j and freshets of blood threaten the
gulches , the oppressed and distressed list In
vain for a cheery word from Pcnnoycr.
dadzooks , have the witches of Salem gagged
the governorf
John P. St. John has written a letter to
General James H. Weaver , which indicates
that he is endeavoring to break into the
pooplo's party. Past experience of other
parties ought to convince the leaders of Vho
populists that ho is too heavy a load for them
to attempt to carry.
Secretary Lament has boon down nt Gray
Gables with the president , and the Now
York democrats are hopeful that he hasllxed
a satisfactory plan for the distribution of
the federal patronage to the Empire state.
Some of the patriots are becoming very hun
gry , and Secretary Lament will have a dim
cult task to keep the peace between the
anti-snappers and the Tammany men If cur
rent rumor is correct.
Huhtt Hazwcll of Wlndhatn county , Con
necticut , has roosted for twenty-five year *
In i the branches of a chestnut tree as the re
sult of a bet made In 18US that Horatio Soy-
n'our would bo elected president. Ho has
built I a slianty hi the forks of the tree ,
twenty I feet from the ground , and has made
friends 1 whh the birds and squirrels. At
least , this is the story told by the Boston pa
pers' , which are nothing If not voracious.
Editor W. T. Sto.ul ol the Review of Re
views has turned his attention to spooks.
Ho J has boon investigating spiritualistic phe
nomena i and has decided to publish n quar
1i terly 1 review to bo called Borderland , which
is i 1I to he exclusively devoted to the study of
the I manifestations that Ho on the border
land 1 which science has hitherto contemptu
ously ( relegated to superstition. Mr. Stead
is 1i 1 not likely to get into trouble m this line of
investigation i as ho did when ho exposed
some of the diversions of the aristocracy of
England ] a few years ago.
Rending Times : Ho suroyou'ro right , then
agree with your wife.
Atchlson Olobo : Almost every ono who
can't sing was at one thuo n member of a
church choir.
Philadelphia Uocord : "Miss Illank , who
eloped with the Uhlnnimin , has returned
home. "
"How did her father receive her ? "
"Very coollu. "
RomarvlIIo Journal : A llsh story Hhould nl-
ways he ulthln tlin thiiMi-mllu limit that wo
hate always heard HO much about.-
Troy Press : No matter how hopeless the fu
ture may hu lo other mon , thn good mathema
tician nfwuys lias boniethliiK to count on.
Clothier and Kurnlshor : Young Mr. Saploy
1 nl h 1 eoultl c t n hixt Unit win Mil loci to mj
hpact. Mitt PalUtido-Why don't you pot
toft half
\VnihliiRton Stnr ! "Wlmt l < the dlffcrenco
bntwcan a cook find nchoff"
"Two or three thousand dollars a yonr. "
llatton Transcript ! When KogR win thrown
down by thn olt-ctrlo car into the lap of a
dignified old Indy ho said ho now Inion whnt II
\ > as to lit In tlin scat of tlio scornful.
Il.iltlmnro American : Unmlvcd orlli rarolf
occur. The fncttlmt money 1ms boon tUht fl
said toluivu rutultod In a good deal ol sober
Union County Standard : Mature delibera
tion ; planning to moot n note.
Ghlcaeo Kooord : Iiawyor What clmtign did
you first not Ice In tlio ti.itlontns a result of hli
uciiulrlni ; the clinrntto nnd murphlnn habit ?
Wllni'ss Well , ntllrst hn bognn totalUln-
Ccilu-routlT and then ho took to no.iilntf plnV
shirts. "
A ( UTtSTItOl'llK.
Somtrvlllt Joiir'iiif.
HwliiRlni : In thn hammock slowly ,
In tlio rfstful'calm nnd holy
llushof evontlmo ,
Innnod by Rontlo brio i" straying ,
Sliu was listening to tin1 piny Ins
Of the distant ultimo.
Hutiilast nsshu was musing
( . 'niuo a swlftclooont , confusing ,
Though no loss of llfoj '
! < or her brother Johnny under-
tli had cut n rope usundur
Trying his mm knlto ,
The Pike's Peak mine , Cripple Creole , li
shipping ere running froiullWO to $10,000 a
The cattle marketed from Sheridan , Wyo.
during the next two months will bring It
Montana In 1801 sheared 1'JOO.OOO head ol
sheep ; In Ib'.U , 1,800,000 , and this year the
number will bo still larger.
The big stories of a gold mountain nt an
cxllnu1. volcano ninety miles west of Pluunlx ,
Ariz. , have been proven falso.
There was a fearful hall storm near San
born , Colo. , killing -100 sheep at the Glee
Falls live stocK ranch. The hall lay thirteen
inches deep.
At Epley's ' C'imp on Willow crook , fourteen
miles from Hot Sulphur Springs , Middle
park , some Denver mon are malting from $11
to § .S u day at placer mining.
A prospecting party has left Bonnor's
Perry , Idaho , for the headwaters of the
Tahk river. They will thoroughly explore )
the country , and expect to make some valua
ble discoveries.
Rain foil the other clay about half an Inch
throughout southern Arizona. Thu rainfall
has been bountiful and everything promises
a gooil cattle season. This , In vlow of a dry
and disastrous year in Ib'J-i ' for cattlemen , is
The Johnson County Canal & Hesorvolr
company was Incorporated at Choyonuo
with $100000 stock. Irrigating
ditches will bo built m Johnson county ,
watcir being taken from the north fork of
Crazy Woman creek.
J. W. Smith anil W. II. Miohols , two
Pueblo street car conductors , who were
recently discharged for ' knocking down"
fares , have brought suit against thu City
Hallway company for $5,000 damages for
defamation of character.
A lot of nuggets were brought in from
East E.iglc , Idaho. The largest piece weighs
about $100 , but the others range from $ -10 to
SI. With the exception of the largo pioeo
and n few weighing an ounoJ or so , the col
lection indicates heavy wnsh , as they nro
smooth , Thu lot Is worth $150.
Senora Carmendo Maytorono and the foreman -
man of her rani-h , Folipo Maytorono , her
nephew , were shot from ambush aud klllod
by Yaqul Indians within a few miles of
Guayiius , Sonora. Mexico. Several bullets
pierced the man's body , and a ball went
through the woman's heart. The horse was
also killed. Thu only mollvo assigned is
the general hatred by the Yaquls for the
Fourteen years ago a Mexican named
Pedro Ixipez was killed In cold blood at Tres
I'iuos , Cal. , by Mariano Gorman , who then
escaped by riding quickly away and shoot
ing right and loft at his pursuers. Two
months ago a Mexican who has lived In Tus-
couforyoars under the names of Poilro
Garcia and Antonio Bnrtolo was positively
identified as Gorman. He was arrested , and
is awaiting the sheriff of San Bonlto county ,
JomJ < m Truth.
To pnlntor not to paint ? That In the question ;
Whether 'tU tmttor on one's chocks to sulfur
The mailis Inlllctod by a w oaring .sunson ,
Or to tnKu steps against IncrousInK pulunuss ,
And , with the rourfo pot , mid It ? To paint , to
That's all ; nnd by a simple nmonr to mask
Tlmo's onset , aim to clninxo the pasty line
Our llcsli Is holr to 'tis u consummation
Devoutly to ho wlsh'd , To paint , to rougo.
To roiigo , perchance to daub nye , thiro'.s the
rub ;
For , of that simple smear , the moss some make
Must glvo us pause , und hid us hosltato
Ere wo supply ourselves with now complex
ions ,
For who would bear the marks ot ilhilnj.- out ;
Of crowded bulls , of visits to tlio omiru ;
Of smart rciinHns and sleep curtiill'd ;
Whenslio herself might bring youth's rosoi
With a soft Imro's foot ? Who would .still hi
pale ,
Hut that the drond of rouging badly douo ,
Of paint put on with IniiltVetlve touch ,
And clumsily ultlial , pii7./.los the ulll ,
And makes us rather wuar the hue wo have
Thnn rouk'e a new one whuna hcarcu know
bow ? A :
Thus does belt-consciousness and fear of rldl-
Makocowardsof homonf us , though not of all ;
Anil keep us , In the midst of painted blushes ,
KUlt sicklied o'er with a palo cast of cheek.
Largest Manufacturers and Retailers
ol Ulolblu lu the World
Chopping Down
We're knocking out the suits now. Just read
on and we'll save you monoy.
$20 Summer Suits $13.50.
All styles , colors and grades.
Some other suits marked down
as low as $5.00.
$3.50 Boys' Wash Suits $2.00.
We're getting out all boys'
summer goods with a rush.
These $2.50 boys' suits go now
for $1.50.
Men's and Boys' Straw Hats Half Price.
And coats and vests
summer the prices arose
so low we're afraid to print them.
All the ladies' waists we have left goat 50o and
$1.00. You will find they are bargains.