Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 22, 1893, Page 4, Image 4

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via tlio Chicago , Hock Island & Pacific rail
way , to run from Omaha to Lincoln dally ,
which will enable Tim HUB to servo its
patrons throughout the South Platte country
with Hie very lutcit nruM. At Lincoln close
cotuicctious nrc made with tr.ilns south and
westbound , \\hlch makes It practicable for
Tun HUE to cover a vast territory with a
complete newspaper. Heretofore wo have
been compelled to go to press at u much
earlier hour than is now done under the now
Tlio superiority of Tnn linn's telegraphic
news is'eonrcdcd throughout the west. Its
special cable tiows , utinvalod Dross dis
patches and its special tologrnphio service
from ovcry ini [ ortant point Imvo pained for
this paper an en viable reputation not alone
confined to this state.
With Improved facilities for reaching the
people nt a seasonable hour by TUB BEE spe
cial newspaper train , there cau bo no doubt
that our patrons will continue to show their
appreciation of newspaper enterprise.
IIOLMANiSM is to bo turned down In
the Fifty-third congress.
EvURVMiccossivo election in Franco
Booms to give evidence or n prcator sta
bility of republican government in
TIIK Sunday park concerts go far
toward innlcingr life In a city bearable to
tlio workingnmn and his family during
the hauled summer season.
THE European war speck has novr
shifted to a position bouvoon Italy and
Trance. The rapidity and case with
which it changes its location cannot
fall to bo nil mi red.
IP THICUK uro any local celebrities who
nro aspiring to btill greater fame they
should hasten to Imvo themselves en
rolled as vice presidents of the forth
coming frco silver coinage jubiloo.
So BKYAN of Nebraska retains the
place on the ways and means committee
which fell to him as spoils for support
ing Springer for speaker , while Springer
himself is relotratoil to the rear. Verily ,
politics bringoth strnngo reverses.
THKKK wore only li.OliO candidates for
places in tlio French Chamber of Dep
uties at the election yesterday. But
that is not uolrcumstanco to the number
of men who aspire to become candidates
for the local olllcos that are to bo filled
tills full.
No ONI : o.xpccts the corporation inter
ests of Nebraska to render tlio nonpartisan -
„ partisan judiciary movement any very
material assistance. The corporations
are intoiiboly partisan , no matter
whether they happen to favor republi
canism or democracy.
THK Washington Post says that Sena
tor Allen is "likoly to make a stir" be
fore the Bis years of his service are
Biidcfl. Senator Allen has just "stirred"
from Nebraska to Washington and U
likely to "stir" back and forth several
times before his six years oxplro.
IT MUSTttliord these of our morclmnta
vho nro trailing with China a consider-
iblo measure of relief to have oflloinl
aottuo that no rotaliatlon will bo prac
ticed because of the Geary law. China ,
It must bo admitted , is displaying a for.
bearunco Unit was scarcely to have boon
expected , _
SKNATOU INQAM.S is now mak ing tht
rounds of the Grand Army encamp
tnonts milking speeches In which ho
roundly excoriates the veterans foi
Hiolr uosortion of the republican party
And it Is to bo noticed that tha veteran
lubmits very tamely to the scolding
process. They fool in the mood for a
little vorbul chuatisomont and the Kan-
iaa brand seems uono too strong foi
IT IS now stated , upon Hooky mountaii
authority , that Franco la seriously con
tomplnting the purchase of Amorloa'i
entire stock of silver bullion. In tin
ebsonco of better Information the now
tuny bo looked upon as a very gauz ;
attempt to boar the silver market. Btill
if Franco wants to exchange gold barer
( or a love tons of silver bullion she cai
Dnd a ready bargainer In Undo Bain.
KO .vficws.siri * FO/ {
It Is announced from Washington that
the sensation of the irook will bo
the assertion by Senator VoOrhoos that
under present conditions free coinage -
ago of silver at. nn enhanced ratio , bay
20 to 1 , N a practical Impossibility and
that this statement will be backed up by
n letter from Secretary Carlisle showing
how great a loss would bo sustained by
the government should it attempt to re-
Cjin the outstanding silver dollars. It
Is further said that Senator Voorhcos
intends to explain Ills changed nt-
tltudo upon the sliver qurstlon
by this argument and in order that'
the shock may not fall too suddenly
upon the country the letter from Secre
tary Carlisle has already been made pub
lic. Why It should bo necessary for the
government , to attempt to rocoln the
outstanding silver at all is In no way in
dicated by the secretary. Senator Voor-
lioos may endeavor to toll us in his
forthcoming speech , but the effort ap
pears to bo qulto gratuitous. ,
* \ > r the facts concerning the number
of coined silver dollars nnd the probable
loss attendant upon rccoinago , wo may
accept Secretary Carlisle's figures with
out question. There arc -lin.M-J.-luO
coined silver dollars , and some $77,000- ,
000 In subsidiary silver in which the mint
ratio of 1(5 ( to ! or loss has boon employed.
If the ratio should bo changed to 20 to 1
and tliis money called in for reissue
nt the now ratio , the estimated cost
of rccolnugo , including the addi
tional bullion , the loss by abrasion ,
the cost of coinage , the copper for alloy ,
and the expenses of transportation
amounts to $112,8GOi21. : From these
figures wo are loft to Infer that the pro
posed change of ratio would involve the
government in debt to over one hundred
millions of dollars.
Lot us examine this question with
more caro. Why should the govern
ment attempt to rccoin the existing
Block of silver money ? It will no doubt
bo replied that no one would accept a
00-cont dollar when a dollar of 100 cents
is to bo obtained , and that , the light
weight dollars will all accumulate in
accordance with Grcsham's law in the
treasury in payment of customs dues.
But this is a misapprehension arising
i-oin an imperfect conception of what
ji-esham's law really is. The fact that
where two kinds of money are in circu-
ation side by side the inferior will
always drive out tlio superior was rec
ognized by economists long buforo it was
formulated into a so-called law by Sir
Thomas Grosham. While the principle
nt its foundation is not to bo denied it
mist nevertheless bo accepted only with
distinct - limitations. An overvalued
money will not drive out an undervalued
money .so long as its quantity is abso
lutely limited. The only reuben why
our prcbont silver dollar has not dis
placed the use of gold is that it is issued
in limited quantities by tlio government
and by the government ulono.
Now lot us suppose that frco
coinage of silver at an enhanced ratio ,
say 20 to 1. wore inaugurated. What
would become of the outstanding silver
coins ? They would still bo legal
tender , receivable for all debts , public
and private. No ono could obtain a
112 grain silver dollar except in ox-
clmngo for a dollar's worth of commodi
ties. No ono could take bullion to the
mint and bccuro for it 412 grain silver
dollars. The only silver dollar coined
there would be a 404 grain dollar and
the exchange value of the old dollar and
the now dollar would bo precisely alike.
In other words so long as the number of
112 grain dollars remains fixed at 419- ,
000,000 they cannot drive out of circula
tion a single dollar , gold , silver or
paper. An overvalued money can dis
place an undervalued money only when
the quantity is increasing. If any dis
placing would result at all it would re
sult from the increase of the num
ber of now 404 grain dollars and
it would bo the gold which would con-
Untie to bo displaced until twenty ounces
of silver became equal in value to ono
ounce of gold. If silver bullion did not
rise in price to correspond with the
price of gold at 20 to 1 , all our gold
would bo driven out of circulation , while
the existing stock of 412 grain dollars
would pass current as boforo.
It is evident then that there is abso
lutely no nocossitj whatever for rocoin-
ing our outstanding silver , even though
froj coinage should bo adopted at a
ratio of 20 to 1. To estimate the loss
which would accrue from rocoinugo is a
beautiful mathematical calculation , but
its pertinency to the question at i sue in
congress is as remote .as the price of
wheat in London.
In his annual report for 18)2 ! ) the comp
troller of the currency showed that over
i)0 ) per cent of the bublno.s.s transactions
of the country wore done by means of
credit. IIo said : "When the public
loses confidence , and credit is impaired
and refused , over 90 per cent of all busi
ness transactions are directly ulToctod.
It is easy to realize how impossible it is
for the remaining 10 per cent of money
to carry on the business of the coiyitry
without monetary stringency nnd finan
cial distress. The refusal to extend or
continue credit , the demand for payment
In money , loaves the actual money or
currency of the country , bo It $21
per capita or $ f > 0 per capita , utterly -
torly powerless to supply business
needs , " In the sumo report it is shown
that in 1692 the fifty-seven clearing
hoiiBo associations in tlio United States
transacted u business aggregating SOI- ,
017,8il.0li7 : ) , and of that great volume ol
business only 8 per cent was done with
nctual currency or money ,
A good explanation of what is meant
by the credit system and it may bo re
marked that few -oplo i understand It
is given by Prof. Laughlln of the
University of Chicago in u recent letter
to the secretary of agriculture. IIo ob
served that the amount of actual money ,
metallic or paper , is very small at all
tlmoa compared with the country's commodities
moditios which are being exchanged ,
If all goods were to bo al
the Bamo moment otlored for money ,
the money would not bo enough to gc
around. In a sale of goods , a computiv
tlon in terms of money may bo made
and a check or draft drawn for thai
amount. Through the agency of banks
these drafts are exchanged against each
other , rendering the nctual transfer of
money unnecessary , and enabling jjoods
to Iw moved rapidly nnd economically.
The grain , the provisions , the manufac
tured goods of the country are thus de
pendent on the banking system for their
exchange , and this service Is of really
greater importance to trade than the
more quantity of metallic monoy. More
over , these services are so constantly and
easily done day by day that the public Is
often unaware how intimately the bank
ing system Is interwoven with the inter
ests of trade and commerce. Only in
such a time as the present , when the
paralysis of crodlt prevents the banks
from serving the public as usual , Is our
dependence upon a good banking system
clearly perceived. The most important
constituent In our system of exchange
Is , therefore , the $2,500,000,000 of credit
deposits in our banks which arise from
the check and deposit function. This Is
what enables the more than $00,000,000- ,
000 of goods to bo exchanged , and shows
clearly that wo are not dependent for n
medium of exchange merely on the quan
tity of gold and silver on hand.
A contraction of but 21 per
cent in credits is equivalent in' '
the olTcct on exchanges of wip
ing out the entire currccy sup
ply of the country , and there can bo no
doubt that such a contraction has taken
place within the last six months. When
to this is added the largo withdrawal of
money from the banks which has not
boon returned , estimated to amount to
between SloO.OOO.OOO nnd $200,000,000 ,
nobody can have any difficulty in under *
standing why there is depression. It
may bo pertinently observed , also , that
people who ask thai the supply of cur
rency bo made sulllclont to do the busi
ness of the country on a cash basis evi
dently do not know what , that would require -
quire , or understand what would bo the
consequence of attempting to lloat such
a mass of monoy.
In recent issues TIIK BEE has taken
advantage of every inJication of .bettor
trade conditions upon which to base the
assumption that business throughout
the Htato shows a decided improvement.
Such a conclusion predicated upon false
promises would avail nothing. It is ,
however , gratifying to be able to note
unquestionable evidences of returning
confidence among the jobbers of Omaha
and the merchants of leading country
towns , whoso books are over a true
barometer of trade.
That bed-rock has boon touched is the
consensus of opinion among the bankers
and merchants of this city , who may bo
said to have about concluded to resume
business on a largo scale without waiting
for action at Washington. This of
course would bo dillicult to do if the
conditions of sixty days ago had not
undergone some change. It is the natu
ral sequence of a better fooling now
prevalent. The crop outlook in this
state is having a potential influence upon
trade. Our business jnen hnv always
felt the good olTocts of a prospective
heavy corn crop. This year is no excep
tion to the rule.
The general distrust of eastern bank
ers and jobburs has developed an entirely -
tiroly now feature in the trudo of this
state. The eastern men are not in posi
tion to readily perceive the improved
conditions in this territory , and have
not relaxed their stringent rules and
restricted credits. The result is that
the western jobbers are stopping in and
boiling goods where heretofore the
down-easjt jobber maintained a firm foot
ing. If the jobbers of the west bee fit
to follow up this now advantage they
uroioortain to profit by it immeasurably
in the long run. It serves to exemplify
the fact that as time goes on the dis
tributing centers of the west are becom
ing more and more independent of those
of tlio oast. THK Biu buliovos that
business will continue to improve in
Nobrabka. '
The announcement of chairmen of the
committees of the house of representa
tives verifies , as to the more important
committees , what had been foreshadowed
by the best informed Washington corre
spondents. Wilson of West Virginia suc
ceeds Springer of Illionis us the chair
man of the ways and .means committee ,
tno latter being placed at the houd o :
the eommltteoon banking and curroiicy.
Thus the Illinois statesmen is distinctly
dihc-oditcd ; by the administration in
connection with the work of tarlll
reform , for it must bo understood
that in this matter Speaker Crisp is
carrying out the arrangement \rith the
president under which ho was onablot
to bccura re-election without opposition
in his own party. Unless ho had ugroot
thus to bo a party to tlio discrediting ol
Springer ho undoubtedly would huvo
had Wilson as a competitor for the
spcukorship , and bucked by the influence
once of the administration the Wos'
Virginian would at least have been i
very formidable rival. The significance
of the change to the country is in the
promise it Implies that there will nebo
bo any such radical changes in the
tarilT as might have been expected hat
Springer remained at the head of the
ways and moans committee. Wilson is
a tarlll reformer , but without the strong
leaning toward free trade of his
pi-pdeccssor , and consequently ho is
more in accord with the president
whom it is now clearly understood dooi
not approve the dcctriiio of the nationa
platform regarding protection. The
country can now fool assured that whatever
over tarilT revision Is accomplished will
bo very largely directed by the admin
istration , and there is reason to expect ,
also , that it will not bo long delayed.
The turning down of Springer will not be
pleasing to a considerable number of dem
ocrats , who bcllovo ho hud ufuir claim tc
bo continued us the leader of the party
In the house , and they will hardly be
placated by his appointment to the
chairmanship of the banking and cur
rency committee , although it is
an important ono. The treatment
of Springer is an illustration ol
the ingratitude of politics. Few moi
on the democratic side did moro faithful
service in the lust presidential cam
Suyors of Texas is chairman of tlu
appropriations committee , succeeding
Ilolman of Indiana , who is relocated U
the comparatively obacuro position o
hnlrmnn > f the "commlttco on Indian
nffnlrs. Wlthoutf'Vfnowlng ' much of the
qunUficnUons of tljoTexan for the very
mportant duties /revolving upon the
lend of the apprjjjtijlutlons committee ,
10 regret will bauoxprosscd that the
cheese-paring ImTin'na politician has at
ast boon dlscrodJtxjjT by his party , and
vlll probably ncvcj ; again by known
n any position ot pront , rosponsl-
illlty. He has bonra conspicuous fall-
ire as chair man ojf-jtho appropriations
committee nnd tbor country may feel
confident Hint his isuccensor cannot do
verse , whllo it is' reasonably to bo ox-
icctetl thnt ho will ( lo bolter.
Mr. Bland , the foremost champion ot
roe silver in the house , remains nt the
icad of the committee on coinage ,
velghts and measures , but this is not to
KS regarded as necessarily a concession
to the silver clement , since It is under
stood the Missouri statesman will
lot have n majority of the coin-
nittoo with him so far as his
silver views nro concerned. More
over , if the silver purchasing clause
of the Sherman act Is repealed
Mr. Bland's committee will not bo par-
.icularly burdened with business. With
, hat consummation attained there will
M llltlo moro heard of silver in the
present congress.
A number of other changes are made
in the chairmanship ) , perhaps the most
important after these mentioned ooing
that of pensions , of which Moses of
joorgia is chairman. Doubtless Secre
tary Hoko Smith will bo nble to got all
the aid he may ask from the house com
mittee on pensions In his work of purg
ing the pension rolls. It is perhaps
quite unnecessary to say that the south
receives most liberal treatment in the
distribution of the committee chairman
ships , and it will certainly not bo the
fault of Speaker Crisp If that section
docs not dominate the legislation of the
present congress.
No MAN with a heart capable of being
touched by the privations of his fellowmen
men can fail to have his sympathies
moved by the appeal of the great army
of unemployed for something to do that
will give them bread. Understanding
tl'csulToring of these people , who are
willing to labor , but can got nothing to
do , and of those dependent upon them , it
is not dillicult to pardon them for intem
perate utterances. Hungry mon , who
cannot appease the hunger of helpless
wives and children , cannot bo expected
to always speak w\tli , deliberate judg
ment and measure their words with
the care of mon wlio have nothing
to worry or exasperate thorn. They are
not to Iw judged too h'arshly ' , but rather
with every nllowanue ( for the inlluenco
upon their minds of their unfortunate
condition. It is a Very different matter ,
however , with the political demagogues
such as J. B. W ayjsr and the other
signers of the appeal to the farmers of
the west who taketad , vantage of the
misfortune of the Unemployed to in-
fiarao their passions * and to incite thorn
against other classes' pf the community.
The so-called apprial sent out by
Weaver jand his 'as ocfatos has more
of the characteristics x of a i com
munist manifesto than" . , of an appeal
for the relief of , the unfortunate , and it
is to be feared that it will fall far short
of accomplishing what might bo done by
a request for relief made in sober ,
earnest nnd judicious language , instead
of In terms calculated , if not intended ,
to engender and intensify class hostility.
At a time when it is most necessary tha * .
the passions bo kept in check and calm
reason bo allowed to rule the people who
could subscribe to the "aupeal" of
Weaver and his colleagues are not
friends of the public peace or the gen
eral welfare.
Tnu action of the labor organizations
in St. Louis in urging the great qrmy of
unemployed workingmen in the country
to move on Washington in order to im
press congress with the urgent necessity
for relief is extremely ill advised. The
presence of 76.000 unemployed mon at
Washington would simply embarrass the
local authorities without moving con
gress. It is a mistake to assume that
congress or the administration is in-
dillerent to the demands of the unem
ployed. Idle men can only secure em
ployment through the regular channels
of industry and congress can only legis
late to remove obstacles that obstruct
the return of prosperity. That is pre
cisely the work congress has been re
quested to perform.
Tills delegates and speakers to the
Now York fanners alliance and people's
party state convention cull upon thu
farmers of the west to send food of all
kinds to allay the hunger of the starv
ing unemployed in Now York City. If
the condition of tlio western farmer is
so black as it has boon constantly
painted by the populist calamity how
lers , how can ho , we ask , share what ho
has not with others who are said to bo
equally poverty stricken ? All this
goes to prove that tjm calamity howlor.s
themselves do not Ijujjovo the terrible
stories of pauperized' farmers which
they Imvo boon s rtadiiig | with such
assiduous labor. "n
THK difficulty whleu'the ' United States
experiences in recruiting the small
standing army wH a'h it maintains is
fast being overcome now that hard
times have forced s Jnany mon from
employment. But the man who onlista
because ho is con'ipu.llcd to do HO 01
btiirvo cannot bo ox ieutod , to make the
most olllcioiitsoldioiviuWith the return
of prosperity wo mugt toot bo surpisud to
find a considerable iauroaso in the mini
her of deserters unt . ' .Mio unwilling reemit
emit has once more disappeared from tin
Now THAT the silver question has
been taken up for discussion by tht
house without passing through the com
in It tee stage , the committee on coinage
weights and measures becomes an insig
niflcuut congressional adjunct. Thu
may account for McKelghun keeping hit
place on the coinage committee.
11'1 ' THU nonpartisun schema of logis
lution on the silver question works sue
cosbfully congress might dcvoto tin
regular HOBS ion to a little nonpartlsni
legislation on the tarilT question. A
joint resolution pledging the inuinto
nnnco of the present tariff law with Its
cciproclty annex , adopted by the rotes
f all parties nnd signed by the prcsl-
cut , would have n remarkably stlmulnt-
ng offuct upon all brnnc'ies < f liuli stry.
THK Now York Jlcmld Is now issued
rein its new building , which Is no doubt
ho finest structure devoted exclusively
o the production of n newspaper that
exists nnywliuro in the world. It Is
loodlcss to add that , the J/miM'.i now
acilitlos will bo utilized to improve the
ligh standard of journalism which it
ms always maintained. Tun HUE is
ono of the few nows'pa | > ors which gives
ts readers the benefit of the JfcroWs
msurpasscd cable news sorvico.
Ancient I'rojudico Cropping Out.
The tlomocr.itlo prejudice against the us-
loiml brinks dittos bnck to tlio time when
, liO3o institutions served n good purpose In
behalf of the union cnuso. '
A Ornnnlne K ll.
Stop croaking. H doesn't pay ; It Is nil
oss ami no nrollt to nil , nml whounvor the
croaker slmll cease to ply his vocation money
vlll bo plenty nnd business prosperous.
Stop croaklnc.
A \tnj- with Tradltlorn.
-/xptltoHlle Courier Journal.
If the senate wishes to preserve Its pre
cious "traditions , " to which it seems moro
lovotoil than to the interests of the country ,
t sliould avoid trying the } > ; Uici > cu of the
icoplo too far Just nt this timo.
Krn nt Honae.
iVcio York . -Jdrcrldicr.
There is comfort in the conviction thnt the
iiaducss of the people Is passing away. The
calm Judgment anil steadfast patriotism of
.ho . people must sooner or later nssert ItsolT.
The GiUOOX ; of peoulo In the United Slates
ire not "mostly fools , " ami wo have f jith to
Killovo that the beginning of a now and
bettor era is nt hand. Speed tlio dayl
Coining llnlr.
Kew l'i > . k bun.
The Hon. William Alfred PoITor , the Esau-
chimioO glory ot Topeka , hopped up in the
senate yesterday with n bill for aluminium
nonoy. Why aluminium } Why not hair ?
tlnlr seems to bo the great populist com-
nodlty. PoITor should coin his vest-shading
loriru Into drachmas. Wo beseech him to
rive another shalio to his mighty thiuk-
.Niiturn'g ( lolilon Dupoxitnrlcs.
SI. J' < n < l l'tniiccr-1'rcxs.
The grain Holds of northwest ar < S vast
> anks of doXslt | , iu whoso stacks ot golden
jrnln are stored o moro potential cash ready
o bo poured into nil the channels of clrculn-
, ion than oven the immense sums that have
jcen withdrawn to bo secreted in private
loards. All that ts needed is a few mil-
ions of cash or of credit substitutes for
cash to set the cold en tldo in motion.
Troulilo In tlm Cani .
J'liHailc\i \ > htn InyuIro ;
What docs this news from Washington
portend ? Achilles Cockran sulking in his
tent ; democratic leaders at war ; threats of
) olttlcal assassination ; charges of the basest
Toaohery against those who have fed heart-
ly at Cleveland's olllclal table ; frantic up-
) oals to republicans to save the nation
what meau thcso ? It means that the people
made u mistake last fall when they placed
the democratic party In power. Aud it fur
ther means that they have found it out.
1UKHI1 * ' I.UtVKt.
Kail * ? * C < l\i \ Journal.
The speech of Sir. Ingalls before the Grand
Army encampment at liutchinson recalls the
days when the ox-senator was tin active
[ lolitlcian nnd n leader of public sentiment in
lis state. It had much or the old time ring ,
ind appealed to the sentiments and patriot
ism oC his hearers with much of the old
time movintr power. Whenever Mr. Ingnlls
talks straight republicanism of the stalwart
typo ho is listened to with absorbing in
terest and enthusiasm. It is when ho at
tempts to soften his language In dofcrcnco
to what ho considers changing conditions
of sentiment that he disappoints others and.
weakens himself.
Now York Commercial : Iowa may bo
trusted to go right this fall. The 20,000 re
publican majority on the national ticket last
year indicates the will to do away with a
democratic governor as soon us possible.
Boles naturally declines to bo the sheep led
to the slaughter.
Now York Sun : The making of a liquor
plunk which will soothe the moral Urys
without ruffling the Wets In the rlvor towns
was the chiot perplexity of the lown repub
licans this year. They are weary of being
sacrificed to prohibition. Tlio candidate for
governor I > ; not' likely to set Sugar creek
Chicago Herald : The Iowa republican
platform Is for the most part nn arraign
ment of the American peoplo. It presents a
long and harrowing catalogue of woes and
calamities nnd attributes thorn nil to the
election of u democratic president nnd con
gress last fall. But since the people did
the electing they are necessarily the pro
ducers of all the woes and calamities.
Chicago Inter Ocean : The Iowa republi
can convention adopted a strong platform on
national issues , and met the most trouble
some local Jssuo by declaring that prohibi
tion is no test of republicanism. This is n
clear statement of a self-ovldciu truth , and
ns there was full nnd free discussion of the
temperance resolution , the Inference is that
there will bo no division on this subject.
Philadelphia Press : No sucn intelligent
nnd well directed effort has been seen in this
country to enforce prohibition as has been
witnessed in Iowa. The legislature aided
by passing the most stringent and inquisi
torial laws. For live years the governors ,
legislatures and a majority of the county
onlclals were in sympathy with the law , and
public opinion gave Its sanction to their
energetic efforts. Hut it was all In vain and
today free rum prevails In Iowa.
Now York Tirana : The action of the ro-
publlcin convention In Iowa makes It prnb-
aulo that the decisive Issue In the state cam
paign will bo the repeal of the prohibitory
law. The fuel that by a close vote in thu
convention the republicans have taken sub
stantially the same ground that has boon
occupied by the democrats for years will not
take the question out of politics , for very
many of thu republicans are still prohibition
ists who in a state election will put that
issue above all others. A party cannot
change its ground so suddenly on a question
that appeals Htrnngly to sentiment and hope
to carry its following bodily over to the n op
position ,
Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican : This desire -
sire of tlio republicans to relegate to the
graveyard of wornout issues the prohibition
question is not reciprocated by the lown
democrats , who have nun two state elec
tions under thu leadorshlpof Governor Holes
because of 'their opposition to the prohib
itory law , Tlio statute Is evidently doomed ,
whichever party may win this fall , but dis
cussion of the question must porforcu enter
prominently Into thu campaign , nnd from it
the democrats are the moro llltely to profit ,
inasmuch ns their present position U not Inconsistent -
consistent with their past , while the repub
licans have withdrawn from tholr old stand
under stress of continued defeat.
Philadelphia Record : In their efforts to
carry a Jug of whisky on ono ahouluor and a
bucket of cold wutor on the other tlm re
publicans of Iowa will bo apt to spill thu
contents of both , The temporary chairman
of the state convention was .larvls Uarlan ,
secretary of the interior In Lincoln's admin
istration , who is best rumemhurud by the
fact that ho removed Walt Whitman from a
clerksnlp because of the Immorality of the
poet's verses. In his speech Mr. Harlan
gave thu keynote to the purpoia of the con
vention by declaring that "Prohibition is
not ono of the principles of the republican
party. " The platform , which repeats this
repudiation of prohibition , endeavors to
Btraddlo the question by promising thnt the
legislature shall maintain "tha present
liquor law in these portions of thu state
whcro It is now , or can bo made cnlcicnt ,
nnd giving the localities such methods of
controlling and regulating thu liquor traftlo
as will best burvo the causa of tomperanoo
and morality. " This moaus that the re
publicans of Iowa nro In favor of free
whisky in certain suctions of thu state , and
of water In curtain other sections of thu
XKIlitASK.l J.\J > XKIlHAfiK.lX.t.
Many /armors living along the Ncraixlm
bottom hare suffered much loss by the TO-
cent overflow.
Hic.vellng Is becoming popular In Nebraska ,
Nearly nil tlio fairs In the state nro offering
purses for cycling events.
The market price of corn has boon 2A cents
In McUook up to last week , when the price
slumped away to IS wills a busliol.
Doslilor , Xhayor county , Is to have .1 news
imncr , the material of the Carleton Koporlcr
having boon removed to that place.
Out of thirty-seven populists that recently
gathered together InSnltnn county thirty-six
of them wanted a nomination for oflico.
Mr. Hnbcock of Uollmny will RO b'cforo the
people's party convention nml nsk for the
nomination ns register of deeds of I-aucaster
Thu editor of the Nebraska City Press U
nuthorlty for tlio statement that "tho average -
ago Nebraska girl still clings to the electric
band" for garters.
I&lllor Heal of the Independent organ nt
Hroken How was horsewhipped In ear
nest last week by a lady who took excep
tions to the colonel's broo7y western w.iy of
referring to her domestic and other relations
with mankind.
Mrs. L. P. Dillon of Crcto made complaint
against her neighbor , I ) . 15. Uurket , for keep
ing a howling dog , to her discomfort nnd
nnnoynnco. Tlio police judga Imposed upon
defendant n ilno of $1 and costs , nnd the case
will bo appealed.
Only four of the daughters of D. H. Frost
of Orawtord nro attending the toauhors' in
stitute. The rest nro attending to homo
duties. Mr. R is to bo congratulated on his
success In supplying the schools of Antelope
county with teachers.
The independents of lied Willow county
will bo the llrst this year to shy tholr caster
In the political arena. At thocountv contra !
committees meeting held In Indlauola It was
decided to hold tholr county convention In
Indlnnoln Saturday , September' ; .
IT. A. Connor , cashier of the Crcto National
bank , whllo umpiring n ganio of base ball be
tween the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion team and a picked nlno the other even
ing was struck in the faro by n very hot
foul , and his nose was badly crushed.
Friday last T. 1L Miller , an ox-mayor of
Crete , was charged before Police Judge
Schilling with assault. The dcfonso setup
was "temporary Insanity. " Alter the testi
mony of n largo array of witnesses and med
ical exports had been given IMr. Miller was
Jolinson county's superintendent of schools ,
Mr. J. L. McHrlon , has boon cloctod by the
board of trustees of the Nebraska Wesleyan
university to the iwsltlon of dean of Orleans
seminary , which institution is supplemental
to the Wcslcynn and is located at Orleans ,
Uarlan county.
"The farmers of Nebraska nave no good
grounds for complaints on prices obtained
, for the products of thu farm durlnc the past
year , " says the Fairbury ICnterpriso. "Hay
nlouo sold on the streets of Fairburv last
Saturday for fully one half , if not moro , of
what the land would soil for. "
At a mooting of tlio county supervisors of
Dixon county the petition nsking for an elec
tion to move thu county sent was again
brought forward. After duly considering
the petition for an election and the remon
strance wescntod by Ponca the board de
cided that no election would bo called.
Uarlan county's prohibition convention
placed the following county ticket in the
iicld : For clerk , vacant ; for treasurer ,
Stephen Morgan ; for sheriff , G. M. Howloy ;
for superintendent , Mrs. P. H.J.Adams ;
for judge , Hcv. J. W. Edwards ; for surveyor ,
vacant , and for coroner , Dr. H. S. Zumro.
A spectator de-scribes an enthusiastic and
withal pathetic old soldiers reunion ho wit
nessed in Hastings otho other day. There
were only ten old vets in the reunion , but
they mndo up in vehement remarks not com
plimentary to the present administration
what they lacked in numbers. Kvury man
was doubtless in the neighborhood of or over
COoars of ago , and the loss of their pen
sions nt this time of unusual depression and
lack of confidence was a crushing blow to
these who came to the front in the hour of
the country's peril and think they are now
properly entitled to the nation's gratitude.
The pressure Is casing up in all directions ,
except in congress.
Attorney General Olnoy might attack gen
eral distrust and immortalize himself.
The oxpuyratcd edition of the Cairo dance
scorns to strike Chicago cult in the right
spot , and the country Is reasonably safo.
Thomas Settle of North Carolina Is the
youngest member of the present houso. Ho
settled in North Carolina ( Ilockinglmm
county ) March 10 , 1805.
Fusion In Kansas is In a state of hopeless
confusion. Jerry Simpson of Medicine
Lodge refuses to coalesce with what ho
dubs "plo-bclhcd hypocrites. "
Governor Flower of Now York Is gravi
tating with Cleveland into the rcpuolicau
camu. Ho says to his parly , Ulj0t the tariff
nlono. " Flower is a statesman. Also a
Governor Wnito missed the opportunity
of n lifetime. If ho had been In Chicago
during the Indian torture dance ho could
have waded in blood to the bridle without
striking a blow.
Miss Mnlxsl Uosant , sister of Walter
Husant , Is paid to bo ono of the most en
thusiastic lady 'cyclists in England Shu
mounts her iron steed and thinks nothlug of
a "spin" of thirty miles at a timo.
Mr. George W. Childs of the Philadelphia
Ledger has bought a plot In Greenwood
cemctory for the burial ol the Into Richard
A. Proctor , \\hoao bodyj now Hea in an un-
mnrkod grave , And tlio oroollon ot n ntiltnhla
monument to perpetuate the memory of tlio
A score of anxious renders nro- assured
thnt the prediction of n cyclone during
harvest lime Is nn Invention of the cnomy.
Mary Ixa o and John J. Ingnlls will not
come together lu Joint dobnto In Nebraska ,
Domxni K D. Allen , of the Old South o. V _ i
cloty In Boston , has been In continuous busl- f
ness In that city for sixty years , anil Is be
lieved to bo the oldest dry goods merchant
nt the Hub. Ho ts still vigorous and active , 1
nltliough much beyond SO years ot ngo. I
Henry Vlllard of the Northern Vaclflo has '
trono abroad. Mr , Vlllnrd struggled so hard 4i
to accumulate a few millions that his physl- *
cnl health is not as robust ns his pile. Ha
was unequal to the task of climbing tlm
Manitoba Hill and retired in favor of re
ceivers. Just how many Northern Pacific _
stockholders bid him a cordial ndlou will l T
never bo known.
Congressman Wilson of West Virginia ,
who tried to beat 1)111 ) Springer for the ways
nnd moans chairmanship was n college presi
dent before ho entered congress. IIo Is a
popular man among his colleagues and no
ono questions his ability , though ho bus not
had the experience which Mr. Springer has
enjoyed. Mr. Wilson Is about fto yenra ) old
nnd Is said to have grown very gray within
the last year.
A gonoratlon ago n wealthy St. Loutsnn
founded a fund to help Immigrants. The de
sign of the founder worked well for a time ,
and thousands of now settlers wore mater
ially helped by the generosity of Hryn Mul-
Iniinhy. Hut times hnvo changed. A late
report of the trustees of the fund shows that
It required 8-lSl i In expenses to dlsburso
JCC > 5 In charity. Tlio trustees evidently bo-
llovo that charity should begin at homo.
Philadelphia Loilcor : Wild 11 off Is a
Cheyenne chief without a trlbo. The Uhey-
cnnos never sausagu a chief biifore. ' *
Washington Star : You cannot toll anything * -
by size or nppoarnnem. A violoncello won't :
move as many neighbors ns iv plain puny
Iiidlnaiinlls Journal : Little Hantus Daddy ,
who was dls yer .Indus ? ,
Uncln Mo o IIoMU. do first Christian da
madoauy ; money out oh It.
Harper's Itazar : "What a superb fi\cnl"Knld
one Huston girl to another s thny stood before -
fore a marlilo head of .Minerva. "Ves , " s.ild
the uthgr. "What a nose for spect'iclosl"
Troy Press : It Is the Inside way lo the wuy-
sldu Inn which makes thu Inn ] > opulur among
Boston Courier : When a man cots Into a
peck of trouble ho Is quite content to hide his
light under a bushel.
Philadelphia LodKor : The hello of the
Dahomey village hud Ueoigu Kruncls Tinln
for a partner In leading the grand maiiMi of an
International bill on thu Midway plulsancu
WednuMltiy nl 'it. ' Her costume wasscaiely
( > iual | lo u regulation bathing suit , but hli
was on Train.
Chlcapo Inter Oconn : "That was an awful -f
accident onion tlm Inko last night. "
"What caused It ? " 4
"Ono ot the young ladles asked Jaggs If ho '
was fond of thuntui , nnd thoy'vu not boon ti
ablu to icstoru him to consciousness since. "
Life's Calendar- Long I know an artist
who painted a runaway linrsu. It was so
natural that , thu boliulclers jumped out of thu
Downing IIiimnht My frlundMcGlliipainted
a portrait ot : i lady that wns so natural thut -r c
ho had to biio her for his bill. 4
H'ri ? i (113(1111 ( ( Snr. (
A man went out tn llsh ono dav ! Jr" '
llullslu'd with mlKlit nnd main ,
And unipty handed wont his uay ,
Which 111 led hilioai twlth uuln.
"How now ? How nntlm good wlfo said ,
"Where are my llsh to fry ? "
Her husband simply tiling Ids huad
And Mild , "No llsh have I.
"I lingered till thu sun went down
And It was time to sup ,
And uru I got again to town ,
They shut thu 111:11 : kotun. "
' 'n Itazar.
I'd like to khow a lot of things I'll never
understand :
No cyclopedia can explain ; a hundred I have
I euro not non- for problems that have vb'xud
thu world for uyu ;
All mlnu In tlielr ussuntial points are purely
of today.
Now first of all I'd like lo know why ftannul
trousered monDe
Do wear tlium at the ankles turned , nor turn
them don n nxalnV
Are tlioy too Ions in wear , pDrchnnco , the way
that they \\eie made ?
Or Is It that thu wearers feel thut thuy may
hnvo to wade ?
And why Is It that lovely maids , who never
hiieur at all ,
Whun they do happun to attend a tourney or a
Affect lorgnettes , duspltu the fact tholr eye
are Miperliao ,
And , looking through thom , sootn transformed
to snobs of ancient line ?
Again , I'd know why In July , and all through
August too.
VOUIIK mini and maidens can do thliiKu that no
ono eUu limy do.
Why Is It that they are engaged from July
until fall.
Vet In the winter seem to know each other not
at all ?
Anil why do folks In search of rest go from a
restful homo.
And Ilku a hiind ot gypsies round about the
country roam ?
I want to know tliaso things BO much thai If
you'll lull mo I'll
lluwuid you when wo meet with my most
fascinating smile.
" & CO.
Lurirost Manufacturers ml H-Hillon
ol Ulolutux lu thu World
'tV ,
Touching it off
That is to say , lotting1 it go , and if you had
been in our store Saturday you
would have thought Unolo Sam
had brought back the good old
times wo read about. Oh , but wo
did soil lots of suits. Wo have
taken off from $2.50 to $7.50 on
each suit , making suoh an extra
low'prioe that even if you do not
need it now , it will pay you bet
ter than savings bank interest to
pick out a suit now and put it
away till spring , This is not a
broken size or broken lot sale , but a nice clean stock
of the finest suits over brought to this western coun
try. If you hesitate you are lost for they will bo
rapidly taken up.
JS < 15ft dUl DO&gla * StS ,