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TJ1JD DAILY BEE.
K. KOSKWATKIt , Editor.
I'UDI.lHllKI ) KVKIIY MOltNINQ.
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WiMliliiKton. 113 1-VmrtBiMith Street.
All commnnlcntlom riilnllnH to now * nnd
c'llinrliil nmttur should lia ncltlrcxioa : To tlio
All IniMlnooi lottcm and remittance should
1 < i < nililroMril to Tim lloo I'nullslilnit Company ,
Otimha. Drafts , rlii-cUi mill ponlufllco orders
in bo innilo puynblo lo tbo order ot the com-
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li.ivo TUB HKK si-nt to thuir address by loavlni ?
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ClilraKO at tlio following placus !
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Kilns of TUB HIB : ran In' M-nn ixt the No-
1ii-Mka building mill tlio AiliiiliilMtrnllon JJUthl-
JiiK , Kxposltlon grounds.
AVITIIUK Onctlllitliin lor.liuir , IHO.'I , ! M,21
TIIK local cnmpuign for and nguinst
Iho free colmiga of Hllvur in now on.
Sl'ECULATiNd upon the ] > robablo do-
c-liilon of the Hcrlnj ? sen arbitrators is a
very uncurtain business.
JH IT not about Unto for tlio Kansas
ntitlioritlo.ito put nn end to t.bo threaten
ing u.scut ] ) of tlio Htriking minors' ultim-
THE frco Bilvor advocates in the cabt
Boom to be doln all in thuir power to
imitate tlio unties of tboir friends in
COMMKHCIAL clubs throughout the
f.tato urn luiHteiiitiKto join in the demand
for the inimudiato rupoal of the Sherman
bilvor i > urchiiHO law.
DENVKU can butter spare her croakgra
than her wofklngmon. The man endowed
dewed with muscle is a bettor citizen , as
a rule , than the one with the gift of gab.
TIIK reception accorded the Colorado
tourists by the Iowa police authorities is
in marked contrast to tlio generous
treatment piven thorn by citizens of
NISIJUASKA'S influence in the extra
F-esaion of congress will bo of a negative
| ira1it.y when the repeal of the Sherman
act comes up. Her six congressmen are
evenly divided upon the question of re
IT WILL now bo in order for actresses
of all grades to have themselves excluded -
cludod from the privileges of some club
house , and then draw upon the news
papers of the country for an unlimited
amount of free advertising.
THE receipts of the Omaha postofllco
fihow a slight increase for Juno. ISO.'l ,
over those of the uamo month last year
Wo have in this an additional indication
that this city is holding its own during
the present period of financial distress.
IN SPITE of unfavorable weather con-
dhions it seems almost certain thai
Nebraska will have a largo surplus o :
food products this year. Nothing bul
low prices will prevent the complete
restoration of good times in the state.
Tun rumor that the south and wos.
were to join hands in advancing their
mutual interests has boon disproved by
the objection made by a South Carolina
w man to the appointment of a No-
bniskan to a position in the women' )
department of the World's fair.
TUB mercantile associations of Omaha
nro not to bo behind their eastern asso-
uiatea in giving voice to their views
upon the Bilvor question. Their demand
.for the repeal of the Sherman nilvor
purchase law will have distinguished
company when it is brought before con-
the big national banks of Mil-
ivaukoo , Indianapolis and Louisville bo-
jjrin to crash as they have boon for the
past several days , it lookn as if the Now
York Sun had made a mistake when it
declared last Monday that west of the
Missouri river bankruptcy was the rnlo
rather than the exception.
THIS railroad situation in Nebraska is
not entirely without its humorous
phases. Hero is the State Board of
Transportation stispcoted of. ulterior do-
nlgns on the freight ohin.sllcationn ! , the
Lincoln railroad editor threatening to
iVohiro war on the railroads and a
favorable prospect that Tom Majors may
take ad vantngo of the governor's absence
I 'cm the Htato to call a special session of
t io legislature to make further ro
il Jiitlona in local freight rates. Listen
to the smiles all over Nebraska.
'SKNATOK ALLEN does not lot his out-
eprkon opposition to the monetary policy
advocated by the bankers and brokers
doprlvo him of a Just appreciation of
the necessity of sound banking institu
tions , lie shows his advance ovur'his
j.arty when ho says that the present
frtringoncy is u "disease of the mind and
n it of the poekotbookj" that ho is oj > -
poteod to runs and believes in standing
by our honest bunks. It is clear that
careful study of the situation Is making
the populist senator more and more
vsnun run .v ir / . . ' .
TUB n of'thU cvonluR mtutllllcs lu In-
ultltiR auggcitlon that * 'Miu'oln should
never hnvo enjoyml Iho dliforontlnl from
ho beginning" by culling the merchants of
tils city I'Llncoln robbers. "
That the Lincoln pnporn are only wait-
ngfornn opportunity to provoke bos-
tllitlua between the people of that oily
and the people of Omaha Is plainly
demonstrated by the avidity with which
the XlMc Journal has Bulr.od upon a typo
graphical error which accidentally
iropt into a small part of Tuesday's
edition of THE EVENING HER in order
to attribute to this ] > npor an Intentional
of olaokonlng the charne-
ors of Lincoln business men.
The misprint was so clearly a mistake
of the typesetter that no intelligent
'orson who had read Iho context of the
entire articlo-'oould possibly have boon
Misled by it. The very issue of the
taper which contains the paragraph
( iiotcd above la-itsolf ovldon-jo of tbo
net that typographical errors are not
conllned to any one olllco or any one lo
cality.When it requires two editorial
paragraphs In adjoining uotumni to cor-
cot "several typographical errors" and
"a double bull" in one and the same retort -
tort , wo are justified in assum-
ng that its editor * " are by no means
inaccuatomcd to compositors' mistakes.
Wthor the writer in the Jonrnnl' is pos-
Bossed of less than the average intelli
gence or ho has purposely misinter
preted the nhrnso with a view to on-
, 'onder discord between the jobbers of
the two cities.
A word concerning the agitation In
Lincoln for fair treatment at the haflds
of the railroads. The jobbers and local
| tapora of that city profess to bo working
for fair rates under the now maximum
freight rate law. That they should do
this is but natural and needs no excuse.
Omaha has for years boon working for
fair treatment and desires nothing more.
ft is evident then that the contro
versy hinges upon the definition put
upon the term fair treatment. Lincoln
merchants maintain that nothing short
of a schedule that will continue them in
their present relative position toward
every other point will bo fair to their
eyes. Omaha , on the other hand , asserts
that' it has for years boon discriminated
against by the dilTerontials granted to
Lincoln , nnd that it will only bo accorded
fair treatment when all discriminations
against its commerce have boon totally
abolished. It fools assured that the in
terests of all interior merchants and
jobbers lie in the same direction , namely :
in the abolition of discriminating ratos.
It wants every town , Omaha and
Lincoln included , placed upon an
equal footing with every other. It
is certain that under the present
system of differentials such has not for
many years been the ease. No fair
minded person wishes to have unreason
able charges imposed in any portion of
the state. The maximum freight rate
law makes it the duty of the State
Board of Transportation to reduce rates
that arc shown to bo manifestly unjust ,
and if enforced ought to insure fair
treatment to all. But the State Board
of Transportation is authorized to estab
lish just rates only , and no rate which
favors one town at the expense of an
other can bo considered just. Nothing
will so assist the railroads to make the
law obnoxious to 'the people as efforts
to create antagonism between the job
bers of different cities. Such efforts
should bo discouraged , whatever bo
In a recent interview Senator Sher
man said in regard to the attitude of
tlio republicans in congress that they
will not dare do what the democratic
party , under the same circumstances ,
would do that is , they will not seek to
compromise the dominant party at the
expense of the country , which was the
course the democratic party pursued
when it had the opportunity. ' 'In this
congress , " said Mr. Shormau , "tho re
publican minority will do what it
believes to bo right , and therein
lies the difference between the two
great organisations. " Other repub
lican leaders , equally authorized
with the Ohio senator to speak
for the republicans in congress , have
given a like assurance , nnd so far as wo
are aware it is the general sentiment in
the party that its representatives should
consider and act upon the financial and
economic questions that will cjine before
fore the Fifty-third congress , not from amore
moro partisan point of view , but with a
patriotic desire to promote tlio interests
and welfare of the country. Undoubt
edly the republicans will have oppor
tunity enough to compromise the domi
nant party if they feel disposed to do HO.
A factional organization like the de
mocracy , without union or harmony as
to a single great public question ,
cannot avoid offering chances to
the opposition to compromise it. It is
apparent to everybody that this will be
done in the coining congress. There
will bo a factional light over the rules at
the outset , and whun that is finished
there will be a still moro vigorous con
flict over sliver. Tlio tariff question
may not develop such strong factional
antagonism as exists regarding silver ,
but in regard to the tariff there are ex
treme and c3ii ! > orvativ elements in the
democracy from which more or less con
flict is to bo expected in the work of re
These party divlsiondand the strife
that is certain to come from them will
atT(5rd ( the republicans opportunities to
compromise the dominant party , > but
they will not bo taken advantage of.
There will bo no abandonment of prin
ciple on the part of the republicans , no
surrender of tlio policies for which that
party has always stood and which are
defined in its last national platform , but
the representatives : of. the party in con
gress will not , there is every assurance
given , adopt an obstructive policy
merely for the possible partisan advan
tage that might result. ' Tlio largo ma
jority of them , it is entirely wife to pro ?
diet , will bo found .heartily in accord
with the democratic element which
favors n sound and htnhlu currency ,
There would otherwise , Indeed , bo very
llttlo hope of the success of any measure
proposing the change In our financial
ystom necessary to maintain the cur
rency on a sound and stable basis.
The democratic opposition in the
IIOHMJ pf representatives to stopping
Mlvcr purt'Jnuo.i by the government ,
except upon conditions that will glvo an
equally advantageous recognition to
silver , can only bo overcome by n union
of republicans and anil-free silver domo-
oruts. Without the support of repub
licans the financial pulley of the ad
ministration , so far ai silver is con
cerned , would bo hopeless. As to the
tariff , the republicans In congress will
certainly oppose the proposition that
protection Is unconstitutional a "fraud
nnd a robbery" but only to save the
country from practical free trade will
thuir opposition take the form of ob
struction. If the dominant party in
congress can agree upon a revision
of the tariff that will not bo
destructive of American Industries It Is
probabjo that the republicans will
throw no obstacle In the way of its suc
cess. The minority party in the govern
ment will do Its duty with reference to
the boat interests of the country , re
gardless of mere partisan considerations.
In this it will have the bjst security for
in/.rr nin ir ME.ISJ
Tlio passage of the garbage collection
contract by the City council over the
votoof the mayor will open tlio eyes of
citizens to several things which they did
not qtiito understand boforo. Chief
among these is the transformation that
has taken place in section 1K1 of the
amended city charter. In the act gov- '
ornlng cities of the metropolitan , .class
approved March 30 , 1887 , that clause re
lated solely to contracts for the Improvement
mont of streots. In the years immedi
ately succeeding tno enforcement of this
statute the city of Omaha suffered from
several jobs that wore fastened upon the
taxpayers for indefensibly long periods
of time. Notorious examples are the
ton-year street repairing contract and
the live-year electric lighting sinecure
enjoyed by Mr. Wiley and his company
To avoid a recurrence of those delight
ful episodes , so costly to the taxpayer * ,
section ll.Twas amended in 18)1 ! ) by the
addition of this restrictive proviso :
Provided , Also , that no contracts or ex
tensions on contracts for a period of more
than two .years shall nt any time bo in.-ulo or
entered into without llrst hnviap submitted
the same to a vote of the poopfo at souio
general election hold In accordance with ex
isting laws governing the voting of bonds ;
such provision ahull not apply to guaruutoa
for paving or other work done- for or material
furnished to said city. No action shall nt
any time bo taitcu-contemplating the oxtou-
siou or rcuo'val of franchises heretofore
By this enactment an effectual chock
was put to any action by the council
binding the city to long time or per
petual agreements without mature de
liberation and express authorization of
the people. If it were still in force the
garbage job would never have boon in
cubated. But it is not now in forco. The
amended charter has lost this wise ap
pendage to section 113. All trace of it
in the law has disappeared in
the darkness of legislative man
ipulation. Why it was dropped
out , who secured its omission ,
what motive urged on the action , these
are questions that await an answer.
That it was done without publicity and
without discussion or explanation is
already quite evident. The city
engineer who took active part in the
movement which led to the revision of
the charter gave out an interview n few
days ago based upon the assumption that
the former provision existed unim
paired , lie did not know that it had been
repealed ; nor did any ono else except
those whoso attention had , becn called
to the fact. The revision cf section 113
leaves the council at liberty to bjnd
their successors and the city by con
tracts for any period short of perpetuity.
Upon the question why that revision
was effected , people are free to speculate ,
and for this speculation the ten-year
garbage collection contract may furnish
a little light.
FItKK Sll Vait I'AL
The speeches of Senator Alien and
Representative Bryan at Exposition hall
Tuesday evening , in advocacy of the
free coinage of silver , contributed noth
ing now to the discussion of that subject.
They abounded in the fallacies common
with the free silver champions , and
which have been exploded time and
again. Senator Allen said there is not
enough gold with which to do the busi
ness of the country. Nobody claims
there is. Our stock of gold is between
* r > 00,000,00 ( ) and $000,000,000 , , nnd the
total of all forms of currency is some
thing over $1,500,000,000. With this about
f > per cent of the business of the country
is transacted , the other 03 per cent
being done with chocks , drafts and
other forms of credit , IN ono of the
great commercial nations has enough
currency with which to do its business
and any of thorn which should attempt
to provide enough would inevitably
bring disaster and ruin to itself. All
experience shows this. The senator
thinks wo have lost gold not because
the balance of trade has been against
us for u year past , but in consequence
quence of the efforts of the money
power of Kuropo to force cor tain
countries to adopt the gold basis. If
Mr. Allen hud looked up the facts ho
would have found that the gold which
Austria and Hungary have accumulated
with n view to speclo resumption
constitutes but a small ( tart of the
amount that has been drawn from the
United Stutos , and thu influence which
led these countrlo.s to seek n gold basis
was not the money power of Europe , but
commercial docadonca and industrial
decline duo to the fact that they wore
not on a gold basis. Thb condition
placed them at a disadvantage in com
petition with the sound money countries
of Kuropo , Senator Allen has a queer
idea us to what constitutes liat money ,
regarding which it may bo sulllciont to
remark that the btuuip of the govern i-
ment on a plcco of coined metal simply if
denotes thai it contains the nrnsujit of i
such metal prescribed by law , If i
the stamp on a $20 gold piece were
effaced it might not bo available for the
puymunt of an obligation , but it would
bring its full value in thu market ila
gold. The senator gave some judicious
advice in saying that the people should *
got over the scare that is now general
and stand by the honest bunks.
Mr. Bryan dwelt upon the effect that
the single gold standard would have in
lowering Iho prlco ot whonU * Suppoco
this bo admitting 'thought in ' "Ol , tll °
prlco ot wheat muHV < l ° l'onu' ' ' upon supply
and demand rather than upon the
money standard , \vcJUld not Iho farmer
bo able to buy hjj. shoos , hU clothing
and everything blso ho needs at
a lower price ? It is manifestly
absurd to asuma tluxL only wheat would
experience n decline In prlco In consequence
quence of adopting Iho single gold
standard. Mr. Hrynu Is ono of these
who think wo ought to eot up n financial
system for oursolVo4 regardless of the
rosl of the world. IJocauso England and
other countries of Europe did. not con
sult us when they wont to gold wo
should not consider them now in tram-
Inir n financial policy. It is sufllclcnt to
say in regard to this Idea that n great
commercial country like Iho United
States , doing businosj with all Iho
world , cannot have absolute finan
cial independonco. Wo must bo
prepared to settle the obligations
wfc Incur in the money which the
nations wo trade with require or they
will \ not do busin&s with us. It Is not
consulting \ thorn , therefore , but our own
interests in having a sound and stable
currency , with the same Im-da and
standard of value that the other great
commercial nations recognize.
There is nothing in such arguments
as wo have referred to that will Induce
practical and unprejudiced men to favor
the free coinage of silver , of which Sena
tor Allen and Representative Bryan declare -
clare themselves to bo uncompromising
advocated. The adoption of that pol
icy could have but ono result ,
the ultimate establishment ot the
single silver standard , involving the
entire loss of our stock of gold and con
tracting the currency to that extent ,
depreciating the purchasing power of
the money of the country , from which
the wage earners would bo the chief
sufferers , placing our producers and
manufacturers at a disadvantage with
these of countries having a sound and
stable currency , and seriously impair
ing the credit of the govornnymt. The
only classes of people who could possibly
derive any benefit from such a condition
are the silver mine owners and specu
lators , and in the inevitable collapse
that would precede a reudjustmenl.uveii
they might have to sutler with the rest.
NONK of the big manufacturing con
cerns of Omaha are likely to bo closed
by reason of the financial scare. The
industries of Lincoln are intact. Fre
mont's flourishing factories are still at
work. The sugar industries at Norfolk
and Grand Island are not suffering.
Kearney's cotton looms are still hum
ming and the factories of Beatrice and
Nebraska City are going right ahead.
These things prove moro than anything
olne that the present troublous times
are the product of an unhealthy imag
"OMAHA has 'been discriminated
against for the last six years by every
rcTad crossing the Missouri river , " says
Commissioner Utf. ' Omaha jobbers have
had enough of this in this timo. They
do not need favors or discriminating
rat < > s to bo given them in order to bolster
up their business , init they object decid
edly to every discrimination against
thorn. They now want fair play and
POTTAWATTAMIU county officials have
levied upon fifteen locomotives in order
to secure the payment of delinquent
taxes assessed upon ono of the railroads.
The locomotives have been released on
bond. Douglas county officials levied
upon several Pullman cars for the sumo
purpose not long ago and also obtained
a bond for their releaso. Bntslnco thei
nothing moro has been heard of the
HAHD times which prevail all over the
country scorn to have no effect upon the
ambition of the people of Lincoln They
have commenced work on the project of
securing the nnxt annual encampment
of the Grand Army of ttio Republic , and
the manner in which they have gone
about the undertaking is a pi otty sure
earnest of success.
THE new rule of the Omaha and Lin
coin banks to charge exchange upor
chucks of country merchants is already
creating discontent in the smaller towns
The local jobbers foresaw this result and
protested against it. They will expec
the abolition of the new rule so soon as
circumstances warrant it.
WHKN one of the railroads was waver
ing about adhering to the plan of equalized
izod bridge tolls , a protest from tlio Com
moroial club brought it back to its or.ig-
inal position , which assures fairness tc
all Concerned. The good work of the
Commercial club becomes moro visibl
Wlirro Donlil l'-lmirUli < - .
The silver dollar may bo perfectly round ,
but outslilo the silver states tliurc are doubts
as to its Doing squaro.
I.urgn Truth' ' , In'Siiiiill Cmnpisj.
KanMs Cltu Journal.
The western statu.s which have adhered to
the practlco of nloijtbigropubllcaii governors
have had no cauji ) , tn Dluah on uucouut of
gubernatorial uttorAnoes ,
Do : ; Day JCnfrnihiiiont.
From tlio toinplii , of the high priests of
mugwuntpcry It iH > whlporcii that the presi
dent bullovea that , .his mUslrm to the Ameri
can people is dlvhio. Nothing butter than
this bus been printrtU during the dog days ,
- .1 o
I.OI'H Coin Hutti'r.
The ofllcial figures show that the annual
ilalry product of > thls country oxeoeds In
value that of tlio tlumbor , whuat and Iron
interests combinoili. Tlio cows of this coun
try are worth $700,000,000. XVhuro iloes- the
silver interest stand , compared with the
Jlmluoril Tnrlir , Low Wi
Ex-Mayor Ilowitt of Now York City , Iron
manufacturer unu democrat , suys that tno
fliangu or duties on iron and Us inanu-
faeturos to a revenue bums moans a re
duction of wages , as the cost of ere and
ether materials can bo cheapened only by re-
iludnir their labor cost.
U'hrnt Ciolni ; Atirouil.
JNeic Yoill 'J'lnifl ,
The quantity of wheat ( including flour )
cxportod last wcok watt 5.077,835 tmshuls.
The recent rapid growth of the weekly experts -
ports is shown when these llgures nro com
pared with Il.dn.VOO for the week ending
on July 7 and 4 , li)4,030 for the WCOK ending
oti July 14 , The quantity shipped toKurope
lust \vouk was greater than the oxnorts in
any previous week for a year and u half.
, i ni'jvit or ir.ui.
Chicago JournMt Hut what U most emU
nous about this latc t ploeo of Parisian i\rro
gniico , Is that bnok Of Franco looms Uussla ,
ftnj imclt of crouching Slam Iho hordes Of
China niul thQironclntls of England.
Ulobo-Bomocrftt : Political exigencies In
Franco have a good deal to do with thq
high Imndod manner In which that country
is proceeding ac.ilnat Blani. If the French
olcetlon * wcro over , or If they were a year or
two Off , this Sln."Jf 30 Incident would bo a ,
much stimllor aitalr.
Chicago Heraldt Wo may anticipate ,
therefore , a month of maneuvering between ,
Paris nnd London , with orders to gunboats *
moving of troops , recall of furloughs , a rise
in brundstuffs , secret councils , many "fakes'1
and in tno nnd no war. Nothing would In *
ituco cither Cnrnot or Gladstone to consent
tovir. . Neither England nor Franco Is prepared -
pared for the expenditure that would bo entailed -
tailed , and they will help oauh ether out of
the dilemma in duo time on , condition that
Vach shall aid the othur now in talking dag.
ffors with the strict understanding of draw
Now York Press : China is n formidable
power , oven when not nroused to extra ,
ordinary efforts by such au Incident as the
French nttack uixm Slam. Hut the military
strength of a population numbering nearly
100,000.000 does not rest In the slr.o of Its
standing army , but In the enthusiasm with
which the people may bccoino animated In
support of n uauso. Should the vast popula
tion of China over become nroused against
the French , or any ether European national'
Ity , u torrent might bo started that would
swoop all before it by the very force and Im
pact of overwhelming numbers , it Is this
that Fratico has to fear nnd that Kussia
Now York Sun : That Kussia would back
Franco In nn attempt to suttlo n boundary
dispute by force has been too hastily as
sumed in Paris , n report current lor a time
to that effect having boon since contradtctud.
On the ether hand , there seems to bo no
doubt about the correctness of the report
cabled from Berlin that the CJorman govern
ment will send several mon-of-wnr to the
(5ulf of Slam. The ostensible : purpose of
this demonstration is to protect Gorman
residents and their commercial Interests ,
but , ns these are not numerous or Important ,
the real purpose probably Is to eo-oponito
with China and England in keeping the ng-
grcsslvo disposition of the French within
San Francisco Chrnnlclo : It Is probable
that much of the news which comes from
Slnm by way of Paris Is highly colored.
Thus It is very doubtful whether Kussia has
given any Intimation of supporting Franco ,
especially since it Is evident.that Great Brlt-
tiln "is watching the contest very closoly.
China , however , would have a very good
reason for aiding Slam , ns she has an old
, score to wipe out , and she may also bo
nnxlous to test her now navy. These who
have seen the now Chinese ironclads , ofll-
ccrod by Europeans , declare that they are a
match for any vessels of thnlr size. It would
bo n bit of poetical Justice were China to
whip Fratico now as n return for the
humiliation she suffered in the Tonquln
Cincinnati Commercial : The European
situation is becoming vastly Interesting. The
latest development is tbo rumor that China
nud England will form a defensive ulllanco
as against Franco and Kussia. It would be
curious If China would ucrcu to such nn > alli-
tinco. Scratch n Chinaman and you arouse a
hereditary enemy of Great Britain and
everything English. The Chinese have
never forgotten the assaults of English iron
clads on Chinese ports between the years
18154 and 1S-I2 assaults that History doesniot
Justify. China prohibited thu importation
of opium , ono of India's most profitable-crops.
Great Britain protested but China main
tained its prohibition ngainst the awful
drug. Great Britain thnn battered down
the Chinese sea walls , and the "Sou of
Heaven" was forced to withdraw his edict
against the British opium trade. Since
then , of all the "foroiirn devils , " China has
nurtured the sinccrost hatred of the Eng
lish. If events In Siam load China and
Great Britain into nu alliance , then , indeed ,
may It bo said that war makes straugo bed-
KKllUASKA. AXI ) IfJHtltASKASS.
A Congregational church is to bo erected
at Toy lor. Uoup county.
The date for the district Grand Army re
union at Greenwood has been set for August
Congressman McKoiijhan is down for nn
address to Broken Bow people on the pee
ple's party's birthday.
Ex-Speaker Samuel Marshall Elder talks
of going to the Chorolceo Strip to make some
Investments when that country is opened to
Miss Ella Abbott has been appointed
superintendent of public instruction of i-oup
county , and i : filling the ofllco in n satis
John M. Adams , the newly appointed reg
ister of the land olllco at Sidney , 1ms taken
possession of thu olllco and has appointed II.
E. Gapiu as his clerk.
A largo silver wolf , which was supposed
to be a mountain lion , was killed by John
True of Dcloit. it had made great mvuccs
on block in that vicinity.
Judge Heist of Sidney has gone on a visit
to his old borne in Now York , after an ab
sence of twenty-four years. Ho will spend
the summer there with his family.
Cl.indo T. Taylor has started n fourth
paper nt Chadron , known ns the Kecorder.
It will advocate democratic principles and
try to capture the land olllco patronage.
M. J. Hull of Edgar , who has been chief
clerk in the second auditor's olllco of the
United States treasury , lias resigned his po
sition and returned to his Nebraska homo.
Tlio Crawford school district treasurer has
begun mandamus proceedings in thu Dawos
county district court to compel the village
treasurer to pay over the license money ,
amounting toSa.OOO. .
A little ; t-ycar-old child of Homer Wray , n
farmer living near Nelson , accidentally fell
under the wheels of a loaded wagon , tlio
wheel running over its head and making n
severe scalp wound besides breaking Us Jaw
bone. The child may survive.
Prof.V. . n Scott of the department ot
geology in the Collcgo of Now Jersey , is in
Chadrou recruiting from n four weeks tour
in the had lands. He has with him a party
of about twenty , composed principally of
Princeton students , and will net out ag.tin in
a few days to continue the specimen hunt
for about six weeks longer.
Hurry Hall of Ashland , while riding a bicycle -
cycle , collided with * a carriage in which
were some young ladies. The young gentle-
nun wus badly shaken up , bronzing throe
bones of the hand and arm nud being pain
fully bruised about thu head and shoulders.
The horse ran away , breaking the bicycle
and greatly frightening the young Indies.
It is straining truth to say that bykcrs tire
troubled with wheels.
Curiosity as well ns cupidity prompts the
French In'thoir efforts to take in the white
George C. Perkins , California's now sen
ator , has been n sailor , minor , storekeeper ,
railroad man anil politician , and n republican
all the time.
Governor Pcnno.vcr's mouth broke out at
the reception of Vlco President Htovenson In
Oregon. Unfortunately Adlal did not have
his ux handy.
Naanum Mughabghnb bus ehnrgn of the
Turkish village In Chicago. His old friend
and classmate , Glgadab Gagadlb , died in
Now Yorir recently.
The Ponc.i volu.ino which Sioux City pil
grims "discovered" last week Is neither now
nor startling. It is ni old ns Indian tradi
tion , and much staler.
Governor Tillman nnd Senator Irby are
roaring as though they hungered for gore to
the bridle. Palmetto dispensaries .iru pro
ducing strange things these days.
Mlns Ka'i ! ICntio proposes to enter thn list
for a Judgcship In Chicago thu coming full.
Her ; ipkininci | ! : ) in thu judicial arena threatens -
ens to raise cano with numerous political
American uyiupathy will go out with ro.
duublud force to the king of Slam when it Is
generally known that ho has HUO wives.
Surely that fact comprehends trouble
enough for a lifetime.
lion , Goorso S. Boutwcll , when elected
governor of Massachusetts , was the young
est person over elected to that , olllco. Now
ho Is the senior ox-governor of that state , as
well us thu oldest In years.
A Buffalo coroner Insists that a man once
declared dead shall remain BO , even though
ho returns to the bosom of his family. The
r resurrected should bo.thnnVful thnt the cor.
onflt'lsnol ' it funeral director , nnd drop Iho
snbjoot. Some vfloplo do not know. wUu
they nro well off.
Democrat * who complftln bncAtiso roputill-
onus do tot resign fast enough forgot tlint.
t'epubllonni nro patriots , liimovor much
theydUUko holding oflloo under a demo
cratic administration , resigning now would
tcml to Incroasotuanatlon's embarrassment ,
nnd they love tholr country too well to do
Itborotoiy Injure It.
The slaughter of the Innocents pees on at
n merciless rnto lit the crowded cities of the
cast , The death r\toof children under 5
years of ago In New York lust week wfts C.1
per cent of the total number , or 703 out of a
total of 1.3R7. This Is n shade worse than
In Philadelphia , whoro4l ! donths out of n
total of TW , or 01 per cent , were children
under 5 years of ago. In Boston , out of n
total of SOI deaths 1IM wcro children under u
years , or OS per cent.
There Is an anti-cat crusade golnr on In
Brooklyn nnd the battle Is raging ilorcoly.
Tlio cats have A defender In the person of
Mis * McGarrah , who owns n select assort
ment of tabbies. She declares that she ad
ministers syrup of hucKthorn to her pots
every night , nnd that It renders them calm
and quint nnd avursa to bnok foneo concerts.
Thonnli-catters maintain that Miss McGar-
rah's cats nro only a low out of 1,000,000 , and
that the whole tribe must go.
Colorado Will .Not Ito Itiiliio.t ,
The silliness of the talk by some Colorado
miners to the affect that the state would bo
ruined by repealing the purchasing clause of
the Sherman silver act pretty effectually Is
exposed by a gentleman who is so closely in
touch with them that ho ought to Under
stand the situation thoroughly. Mr. Grant ,
president anil owner of several smelters In
Denvor. says thu situation is not understood.
Ono would imagine ( from the statements
made ) that nothing but silver Is being mined
in Colorado. Thii-fact In there nro plenty of
mines which produce gold , copper ami lead
enough to make the silver question of
much less Importance than otherwise It
would bo. Ho thinks it probable his
smelters will continue at work , without ap
preciable durtnlUncnt of the forco. Ho Is
proposing a plan for handling the exclusive
'stiver ores , and In any event they will go
right along with the load , copper and gold ,
as this trouble docs not affect thorn nt all ,
Ho says also there Is no reason for smelters
or miners to bellovo that congress Is going to
conspire for their ruin. * * * * When
Mr. Grant said that ' 'Colorado can stand
cheap silver as well as Nebraska can stand
cheap corn and wheat" ho spoke n volume
of truth nnd meaning in ono sentence of
words. Thy farmers of the west have had to
stand the consequences of low prices for pro
duce , duo to foreign competition in soiling It ,
and no amount of debasement of the dollar
would enable thoin to gut a shadoof increase
in the buying power of the monny they will
receive in future for their crops.
I'linlsliinenl for KnlBo No\v ,
The time will eomo before many years
when the sending of false news by telegraph
will have penalties attached , so that when
offenders shall have been convicted thoi
punishment will tit the crime. The news
cabled from London of the failure of a prom
inent banking house , and the nowssont from
So.ittlo of the disabling of the .Mohican , are
recent specimens of diabolical invention
which should not pass unheeded. The people
ple are entitled to protection ngainst liars
who steal by indirection , as well as against
bolder and less dangerous thieves who lay
hands directly upon what does not belong to
JIXMS TO A LAUGH.
I'hlludulnhla Times : The fl ins may bo "ox-
c.usod. All of us uro more or less stuck on our
Boston Transcript : A bnso ball pitcher
should never find fault , elsu thu crowd might
straightway proceed to work thu growler.
OalveMon N'nws : Do not ho n minnow. Take
the world for your school.
Troy Press : Tlio prize bull Is generally un
approachable In his particular Held ,
Cleveland 1'Inln Dealer : 7.n Plain cos no
match for mo , I whip him quick , by gar but
zen I haf nuuknlc , you zee , von Htusla helps-
yes , czurl"
Klnilra Oa/.otto : .Tucson fays wo never
roafl/o how much wo own to tlio citizens of a
town till wu have to leave It.
Detroit 1'roo I'ro s : Doctor Compose your
self , my dear nriilum ; cojiipoiu yourself.
Mrs. Muhiprop I can't , dojlor ; I can't. I'm
Harper's llazar : "Tlioy say that Mrs. Itjoncs
Is uniting n divorce ? "
"On what crounds ? "
"Sho ways that lljonus cannot support her. "
"I always thought that woman unsupport-
Plttsbiirg Dispatch : Confidence ) nnd lots of
Ice are the chief needs of this glorious country
Philadelphia Iteconl : Mobbing I'm just
back from Chicago and Dobbins Kenlly ,
old follow , I'm sorry , hut I'm so tied up finan
cially that 1 can't lend you a cent.
Minneapolis Journal : Alice Oh , dear : it 1
so uwfuliy hot , I know I look Just Hkn a boiled
lob.stor , don't f ? Mnbul Vud. Alice You
horrid , mean , old thing ,
JO ) YOtJH DUTY.
A'niiKiis Cltu Jimrnal.
If you have n word to say , say It
l.llvu a man ;
If you have u debt to pay , pay It
If you can.
If you have n chance to solzo , solzo It
with your might ;
If you liuvi ) n bund to snucozo , squeeze It
( Jood nnd tight.
tfilljon Dollar Doproaso in the J QVODUO pf
the Nebraska District.
BOUNTY PAID BEET SUGAR PRODUCERS
ArohltcQt O'ltourke llk ljto
Vlill Omntin nml IiivMtlcnto thn Situ ,
ntliin hi llafarcnco to tin
nuiiEAU or Tun HUB , ) |
BID FouiiTKCNTit STIIKBT , >
WASHINGTON , July . )
The report of Commissioner of Internal
llovcnuo Miller of rovemio collections la t
year shows that Collector Peters of the Ne
braska district collected $3,917,4rJ.lM , , as
ngainst NSiyr , > S3.S4 for the fiscal year
The number of producers of boot sugar
receiving bounty wcro six nnd tlio total
bounty received was fttll.UtU.gl , distributed
among three states ns fellows : Cnlltornia ,
* I2S.7S ; .81 ; Nebraska. $ TOt70 : Utah , SM,4Tl ) .
Every oDlolal in the otllco of the Internal
revenue collector of the Nnbrasica district
excepting ono has been changed by the now
collector , although Commissioner Mtllersatd
today ho had not yet received the list of nu w
To I.nok AD or Oiimtin1 * 1'ontollloo.
Supervising Architect O'Kourko will leave
Friday for Chicago to look after the publics
buildings at that point , nnd may go on to
Omaha before ho returns. Senator Mandcr-
son is now In Chicago , and thu supervising
architect expects to have a talk with him ,
nnd if the senator deems It necessary , Mr.
O'Kourko ' will visit Omaha to butter ac
quaint himself with thu city's needs In the
way of u public building.
CmiHtriirtlnt ; Nil vat Vrninla.
P. U Dlckoy of Dubuque , In. , is hero to
confer with the secretary of thu navy and
the rovemio marine o Ulcers about thn con
struction of thu VVIndom , the new Chesa
peake bay revenue cutter and the torpedo
boat Erlcsou. They nro now being built by
the Dickey linn at Dubuque. The rovemio
cutter will bo ready next spring and the tor
pedo boat may bo delivered as early as De
I.niul Olllre li > rUlon.
Acting Secretary Sims rendered n decision
In thu land case of Hans U. Diitton vs Anton
Uackman , pru-oinption and homestead entry
contract of North Platte. An old decision
of tbo land commissioner sustaining Hack-
man delivered in 1B7U Is nfnrtuod.
An allldavit for n content filed by Dntton ,
May JJ4 , IS'.li. ' was denied by Commissioner
Carter. This was sought to bo reopened
before Commissioner l.ainorant nnd Iho
inn missioncr declined to glvo an opinion
transmitting the papers to Acting Secretary
Sims. Tlio noting secretary returned the
papers requesting an opinion from Com
U'r.itclil 1'uiitlon * .
The following pensions grantoJ nro re
Nebraska : Inereaso Alon/.o n. Clark.
Original widows , otc. Minors of James
Iowa ; Original Francis M. Cummins ,
Inereaso William II. Durham , Charles 11.
Hurleson , George W. Holph. Hulsstie
Agustus , Hollinolstor , Peter Hanson , Sam
uel Corporon. Original widows , etc. Minor
of Avrill S. Iluntington , Addio A. Allen ,
Christina Hanson , Magdalcna Kniso.
P. S. II.
Legislation Ajrnimt tlio Klcli.
There seems no probability that the coun
try will derive any material gain from our
experiment in maintaining the prlco of sll-
vcr ; but if only a few of the lessons that can
bo drawn from this experiment are learned
wo may find it not unprofitable. Conspicu
ous among these is the lesson that legisla
tion purporting to be in the Interest of tlio
poor ns n class and against the rich as : i
class , while it may hurt the latter somewhat ,
is almost always especially disastrous to the
former. Furthermore , while such legisla
tion is injurious to some ot the rich , tt maybe
bo extremely advantageous to others , al
though it seldom benefits any of the poor.
.SMT.l.V'3 I'AVATW.f ,
COicfwinU Commercial ,
"Satan does not takn vacation , "
I beard a. layman say ;
"Tho pastor's recreation
Obliges him to stuy
And work and loll with all Ills might
Without a summer's rest ;
With nil tlm clergy out of .slKht
Old Nick * Is at his hi-st. "
ItutHatan takes vacation , too ,
Kor whun tbu pastor goes ,
Thu souls are empty In thu pow ,
As ho for certain knows.
Said Sato , " 1 opun wldo my Kites
I'or followers of the turf.
Hut all my tip-top graduates
I pick up In thu surf.
Von sou , tliolr druNS Is just thu thlng-
yo lee u , and short , and cool ,
And nothing else have they to bring
To Join my training school. "
So .Satan packs his lltllu rlp
And merrily cavnrls
And takes a special business trip
* R CO.
Largest Manufaotiirora am' ' Hotallora
ol UlothliiH lu tlio World.
Sawed in 2.
We promised a great backing up of prices to
beg-in Wednesday , and after
you peruse this if you don't
believe it , come down to the
store and we will convince
you. We have just 85 sea
sonable summer suits , ranging
ingin price from $10 to $28 all
season that have been placed
on one table and will let goat
Half the Old Marked Price.
20 suits , sizes 33 11 suits , sizes 34
6 suits , sizes 35 2 suits , sizes 36
v 6 suits , sizes 37 2 suits , sizss 38'
3 suits , sizes 39 17 suits , sizes 40
9 suits , sizes 42 8 suits , sizes 44
and only ono suit of 46 size. The sizes are broken ;
that's why you can g-et them at half price. Besides
if you don't want a w.hole suit we have arranged
all our $4.50 to $7.50 pants in ono grand lot to go
at $3.50. The colors and patters are numerous , but
the sizes are not many ; however , if you can find
just your size , you will save from $1 to $3.50 on a
BROWNING , KING & CO. ,
BU" HffiS5.Y8l'au"Ml ? ' IS. W , Cor. Mth and Doajlai Sti.
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