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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , MAY 9 , 1801.
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( Son ! ) . N. P. I'lJIU Nolan1 Public
Chairman Wilson will have to have another
formal Introduction to the tariff bill that
bears his name.
Might wo suggest to the members of the
Board of Hnalth that they attempt to cut
their garments according to the cloth.
The proverbial hue with which the town Is
ordinarily painted w.lll assume a different
color during the Hibernians convention.
The visiting Hibernians should make
themselves at home In Omaha. The best Is
none too good for Omaha's guests , nor can
Omaha's hospitality bo exhausted.
When Senator Aldrlch said that there were
300 changes In the tariff bill In contempla
tion by the democratic senators he did not
Btrlke so far oul of the way after all.
Statutory exemptions of property from
taxation nro being abused and In some In
stances Ignored. They were nol made to as
sist tax shirkers in attempts to escape the
Another Inquiry Into the causes of the
Industrial depression Is proposed. Did any
of the numerous Inquiries Into the causes of
the last Industrial depression prevent In any
degree their operation to produce the re
cent crisis ? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Congressman Bland 1ms not yet succeeded
In bringing up another free coinage measure
i In the house , and If ho respects tin wishes
If- of his colleagues ho will not Inflict that sub
- ject on them again until the monetary condi
tion of the country shall have materially
changed. The country needs time to absorb
the ponderous Information on the silver
question that has already been launched
upon It. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce has a
ready-made solution of the problem of the
unemployed In the suggestion thai they set
to work to cultlvale unoccupied government
lands. Very well , but whore , will they get
the capital necessary to work the lands and
on what will they llvo until their crops shall
bo harvested ? Then , too- , how many of
them have the ability to make a living at
farming ? _ _ _ _
Can there be any more effective way of
shutting out competition In the proposals
for electric lighting than limiting the con
tract to one year ? Who will como to
Omaha nnd Invest his capital in an electric
lighting plant on the assurance of a one
year's contract for the public lighting ?
Why not say that-no bids bo received and
considered unless countersigned with
Wiley's name ?
The resolutions adopted by the schojars
ot the Dodge street night school thanking
the school board and their Instructors for
the opportunities cxtcndad to them to learn
the English language and To avail them
selves of the public school facilities Is
gratifying evidence that these schools are
duly appreciated by these for whose benefit
they have been established. The people ot
Omaha will cheerfully support night schools
BO long as they feel that they are doing
good work. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The now Dutch ministry assumes offlco
with a program for suffrage extension calcu
lated to put Holland abreast of the other
European countries that have been broaden
ing the basis ot representation In their leg
islatures. The Dutch have always been con
servative In this way and will doubtless
go about it slowly , but the spirit of democ
racy Is at the bottom of Its constitutional
monarchy and will assert Itself. This part
of the program of the new ministry ought
to prove popular.
The eagerness with which the members of
Kelly's army applied themselves to the con
struction of the boats that are to take them
down the DCS Molnca river shows that they
are not to bo frightened by work , provided
that work Is In the line of promoting their
advance upon their destination. Calling
them Idlers , vagabonds and Vagrants be-
causa they refuse to have their band dis
rupted by offers of temporary employment to
ono or two at a tlmo proves no point , The
behavior of Kelly's army has not been the
behavior of tramps anxious only to beat their
way forward ,
Hascall arguing that because of n recent
Jeclslon way up In Minnesota the city ot
Omaha cannot enter Into any contract for
i longer tlmo than the tax levy runs , Is al
most enough to make a horse laugh. If
luch wore the law It would apply equally
to alt contracts , whether for electric light
ing or for some other purposeto tno guar
antees to keep paving In repair for a term
of years , to the giubago contract , to tbo
asphalt repair contract , and to a dozen
others , Hascall knows better than this ,
The charter was deftly tinkered for the
Very purpose of allowing the council to
make loiiK-tlmo contracts. Hascall himself
may remember how ho pointed this out
when he was engineering tlio ten-year garbage -
bago contract job last summer. It will ba a
tad day when Hascall can't dig up some
hood-winking excuse to explain his gyratlous
us his personal advantage happens to dic
TIIH ro.inVJO.1f/5B TAMFF HILL.
There In more protection In the compro
mise tariff bill than there was In the bill
that passed the house or In the revised
measure flrt reported to the sonato. A
Kro.it many concessions have been made
to the conservative democrats of the senate ,
and thereby the hill has been Improved as
a revenue measure. Another Important
fact Is that there have been made numer
ous changes from ml valorem to specific
duties , thereby reducing the chances of the
treasury being defrauded. The bill , how
ever , Is stilt very far from being an Ideal
measure , tor It yet leaves exposed to damag
ing competition n number of most Impor
tant Industries In which a vast amount of
capital Is Invested and n great deal of labor
Is employed. For example , the Immense
wool industry of the country Is left without
any protection. Wool Is one of our most
valuable products. On January 1 , 1893 , the
number of sheep In the United States was
over 47,000,000 nnd the production of
washed and unwashed wool lost year was
over 201,000,000 pounds. The west Is very
largely Interested In this Industry , and
leaving It without protection cannot fall to
bo a serious blow to the prosperity of this
section. Fully IGO.000,000 pounds of wool
were produced last year In the westprn
states and territories , affording a revenue
to the farmers which they can 111 afford
to bo deprived of under the present condi
tions of agriculture. This Is the most ex
tensive Industry that Is left unguarded
against a destructive foreign competition ,
but there nro others that will certainly
suffer from such competition If this bill
shall become law. While , therefore , on
the whole , the compromise bill , as It will be
known , la a less objectionable measure than
the Wilson bill or the bill reported from
the senate finance committee , II Is far re
moved from the kind of tariff measure
that Is demanded In the Interest of In
dustrial progress ! and prosperity. As to
some Industries , the fight to maintain them
selves In the event of this bill becoming
law against foreign competition , which Is
already preparing to make a struggle for
the American market , will bo less severe
than It would be If the Wilson bill had
been adhered to and become law , but all
will still have to batllo more or less vigor
ously In order to retain possession of the
home market , nnd this moans that wages
In all Industries must go still lower.
It Is understood that forty-three demo
cratic senators , a sufilclent number to pass
It , have approved this amended bill nnd will
give it their support. A great many demo
crats , however , will not regard II with favor ,
so that It will not tend to harmonize the
party on the tariff question. It is probable
that many of the democratic members of
the house will bo dissatisfied with it , for , as
ex-Speaker Reed satirically observed : "Tho
presentation by the senate finance commit
tee of eighty-one pages of amendments , ap
parently more than 400 ( a number , Is a dell-
cato compliment lo Mr. Wilson and Ihe
house of represenlatlvcs. It virtually says
thai Ihe house bill was right , exeept
on 400 or COO points , and that the
senate committee , after a month's work ,
find 400 mistakes In their own bill. "
It Is highly probable thai the demo
cratic members of the house ways and
means commltlco will object to such a re
flection as this compromise ! bill makes upon
their Intelllgneco and Judgment , and so ,
likewise , will many In the house who ad
vocated and voted for the Wilson bill as an
eminently wlso and just measure. It Is to
bo presumed , also , that It will hardly bo
acceptable lo Iho free traders and revenue
reformers who held a mass meeting In New
York last week and adopted resolutions In
which they objected to the Wilson bill because -
cause It was not broad enough in its assault
upon the protective policy. Those who ac
cept the declaration of the democratic na
tional platform , thai prolection Is robbery
and unconstitutional , will bo likely to raise
their voices In denunciation of Iho compro
mise bill ns a complete repudiation of the
tariff plank of the platform. In short , while
this bill will not bo so bad for the country
ns would have been the measures lhat pre
ceded It , It Is still a very unsatisfactory bill ,
which nobody can unqualifiedly commend.
To again quote Mr. Reed : "It will hardly
tend to restore confidence In the country ,
and especially as every amendment smacks
of cither prior Ignorance or present barter. "
THE CO.V/JVO COAL
The result of Iho conference of coal mine
operalors and miners to bo held In Cleve
land May 15 Is awaited with general In
terest. The situation In many localities
with respect to the coal supply Is becoming
serious. At a greal many places a famine
is assured If the strlko Is maintained two
weeks longer , and al some , according
to reports , the supply of coal will bo ex
hausted In less time. A considerable number
of manufacturing establishments which had
made no preparations against Iho stoppage
of production are idle , and many more cannot
run much longer on the supply of coal now
on hand. Some of the railroads will bo hard
pressed | f the conference should fall to effect
a settlement. The effects of the strlko are
far-roachlng. Lake vessels which have been
engaged In the coal carrying trade are now
tied to their docks because they have no
cargoes and thousands of sailors and dock
laborers are without employment. This Is
also practically the case with the coal carryIng -
Ing railroads. Not only are the mine owners
and the miners themselves Interested in" the
outcome of the conference , but hundreds of
thousands of workmen engaged In other occu
pations as well and a great number of man
The latest advlcos from Cleveland hold out
the promlso of a satisfactory result to the
conference. The Indications are that the
operators and the representatives of Iho
minors are coming together In a proper
spirit and with a determination , apparently ,
to arrive at terms of settlement. One of
the mine owners who was In part Instru
mental In bringing about the conference Is
quoted as saying that the operators must
bo ready to meet the minors half way , for
they owe It to the public to do so. It Is not ,
said this gentleman , a question of 150,000
miners being out of employment , but of a
million worklngmon being Idle all over the
country. For that condition of affairs , ho
said , the coal operators should feel responsible
till they have In good faith done their share
toward compromising. There appears to bo
unanimity of opinion among the Ohio oper
ators that there must bo a return to a ,
uniform scale ot prices.
It soHiis evident that the miners have the
advantage If they hold together , and this
they appear to lully understand. As yet
there has been no weakening among them
anywhere , but , on the contrary , they have
been making gains , as the dispatches ot yes
terday show. Whether they could all bo
kept In line In the event ot the failure ot the
Cleveland conference to effect a. settlement
Is a question but the
, probability Is that a
large majority of them would bo disposed to
continue the contest. It Is to be hoped ,
however , that there' will bo no necessity for
any such test , and there will not bo It the
operators nrc willing to deal justly nnd ( airly
with the miners , as now seems to be the
case. So far ns wall Informed public opinion
' Is concerned , It IB undoubtedly with the men ,
whoso demand Is simply that they shall be
paid sufficient for a bare subsistence. Coat
mining Is hard and perilous work and Is
entitled to better than starvation wngcs , oven
at this tlmo of business depression.
A llKMAHKAHhK HK.WUK ,
The rescue of n party of seven tourists
after an Imprisonment of ten days In a stala-
clto cavern near Gratz , In Styrla , Is a most
remarkable achievement. The toiirlsts
started out a week ago Saturday to explore
the cavern , bul were suddenly hemmed In
by the unexpected rise of water In the sub-
lerrancan stream that flows through the
great underground chamber. The local au-
Ihorttlcs made Ineffectual attempts to rcscuo
the prisoners. They could secure replies to
their signals to these Inside , like blows
struck with a hammer , but were without
means of communicating with them. A few
boxes of food were floated Into the cavern
In spite of the flood , ono of which , It wns
learned later , happily fell Into the hands
of these for whom It was destined. The ef
forts of the local authorities to reach the
Imprisoned tourists appeared to b ; so half
hearted and Inadequate that they aroused
unfavorable comment throughout Austria.
They oven gave rise to some adverse criti
cism by one of the deputies In the Austrian
Rclchsrath , and attracted the attention ot
the central government.
Finally , on the morning of the tenth day
after the disaster , a daring diver found the
opening of the cavern and succeeded In
reaching the almost starved tourists. The
aperture was enlarged by the use of dyna
mite without further Imperiling the people
within. Additional food was conveyed to
them , and before the end of the afternoon
they had all been brought to n place of safe
ty and given ovcry attention required to re
vive them after their long Imprisonment.
No such remarkable rescue as this has been
recorded In recent times. So great has boon
the Interest excited by the rcscuo that Its
successful completion , wired to the Austrian
emperor himself , deservedly called forlh an
expression of personal satisfaction. Those
who participated la It merit a proper recog
nition of their most valuable services.
RAILHOADS AXl ) SUAM'KllS.
Railroad officials , while making use of
scalpers whenever they have wished to
Issue cut-rale tickets In evasion of their
obligations to other roads , have for some
tlmo been constantly complaining that the
scalper Is a useless and expensive append
age to the railroad system and ought to bo
abolished. They have been steadily ndvo-
callng legislation on the part of congress
and of the state legislatures with that ob
ject In view , and are even now backing a
proposed amendmenl to the Interstalo com
merce law providing severe penalties for
the sale ol railroad tickets through other
than authorized and accredited agents of
the companies which are to honor them.
Their efforts In this Instance are not meel-
ing with any flattering success , while the
scalper's associations arc exerting their In
fluence to prevent Its enactment by con
In Illinois , however , the railroads have
secured substantially what they have been
asking In the way of legislation to suppress
ticket scalping. Here , as elsewhere , the bill
was favored by the corporation Interests
and vigorously opposed by the scalpers , but
finally became a law. It's constitutionality
was attacked by the scalpers , ' and Its en
forcement resisted by an appeal to the
courts. The decision on the tesl case
handed down lasl week upholds Iho validity
of the law and denies every polnl which
Iho scalpers attempted to raise. It places
the scalpers utterly at the mercy of the
railroads. Without the tacll consent of the
railroad officials the scalpers cannot con-
llnuo In business a day.
The question Is whether Ihe railroads pro
pose to have the law enforced to the letlor
as II Is their privilege to do. They have
secured an opportunity to abolish ticket
scalping In the state of Illinois. Do they
want to do It , now thai Ihey have Ihe legal
power ? The scalpers profess lo feel no
alarm lhal Ihey will. They certainly have
some foundation for their confidence , because
cause the railroads have always had the
power' to abolish ticket scalping by merely
offering to purchase unused tickets at prices
proportionate to what was paid for them.
If they would make It unprofitable for
scalpers to buy and sell unused tlckels the
scalper's business would soon disappear. The
railroads evidently still have use for the
scalper nnd do not care to destroy such a
handy ploco of machinery always at their
service. They have secretly stimulated the
scalper's business and doubtless will do so
again If they think they can gain anything
by It. If they decide to avail themselves
of Iho Illinois law 11 will bo because Ihey
conclude lhat they can attain the same
object by less expensive means. In the
meantime it will bo Interesting to await
whatever they propose to do.
Two Issues were raised In the local contest
that has been happily terminated by the
selection of Mr. M. II. Redfield for member
of the park commission. Citizens of Iho south
sldo demanded representation In the board
and republican leaders Insisted that Iho ap
pointing power should consider the claims
ot republicans In selecting the now member.
The lleo has all along held that a man's pol
itics should not disqualify him for a place
on the park board and that party fealty
should not bo taken as a solo qualification.
It Is true , however , that local democrats have
dominated the affairs of the park commis
sion over since Its Inception. Mr. Reclfieia
Is an active young republican , who has
grown up from boyhood In this city. His
selection Is a guaranty that the best Interests
of Omaha , and particularly the Interests
of residents of the south sldo , In all matters
pertaining to public parks , will bo Intelli
Will the Board of Education at last con
fess that It has been paying J 1,800 for the
services of a man as superintendent of
buildings who Is worth no more than $1,500 ?
This reduction Is n trlflo tardy , Dettor
follow It up by dispensing with his services
entirely. A man who thinks ho Is worth
J1.800 can't conscientiously work for Jl.COO.
Ono of the Michigan members of congress
has suddenly lost his sense ot hearing , a ca
lamity which may compel him to retire from
public life. This Is another burden to bo laid
upon the Incessant talk which congressmen
must endure. The wonder | s that Itj affects
so few congressmen In this way.
The anti-option bill has been reported to
the house of representatives from the com
mittee on agriculture , and It will be called
up for consideration when an opportunity
offers. Mr. Hatch , chairman of the commit ,
tee , expresses confidence that the bill will
bo enacted Into law before congress adjourns ,
and he doss not anticipate any protracted
illscu si n of the measure. Ho believes It will
be passed by the , ' ) li use with reasonable
promptness and tmt ( thp senate will take
similar action , Awcrrtlng lo Mr. Hatch the
regular dealers irfifturcs / are pr tty well
satisfied with the' ' bill , , and tbo only sections
which will now meet with any serious oppo
sition nro those relating to bucket shops.
The author of thjg , measure cert.tlnly ought
to bo welt lnforme.il as to the situation , but
It Is to bo apprehended that he takes n some
what too cheerful \libV of the outlook for the
bill. The probabilityls * lhat the opposition
to the measure Is ijmply "laying low , " nnd
that when It Is brcughi forward for consid
eration this opposition will show Itself to bo
much moro formidable than now appears.
The hostility of the bucket shops wilt amount
to lltllo If It li 'Jiot ' backed by Ihe heavy
speculators of the commercial exchanges.
The growing necessity for an assembly place
was never moro manifest than It Is today In
this city. When The Ueo advocated the lo
cation of an auditorium on Jefferson square
It was In response to a popular demand fern
n public assembly hall. No other nnd more
practicable means had boon offered. Thcro
Is no place In this city where n largo concourse -
course of people can meet for the discussion
bf any question. Dy force of habit meetings
are called for Jefferson square , but once
there the people are cautioned to keep off
the grass nnd policemen are there to enforce
the rule. The crowd musl then assemble
and block the street , Improvising a rostrum
on the Iron steps In front of a business
house without Iho owner's consent. It
seems to us that the proper authorities
might provide a suitable place for public
meetings during the summer months , so
thai Iho rlghls of private property may not
bo disregarded. The court house grounds
are public grounds , and If no better place
can be suggested for open air meetings the
Seventeenth street front might be designated
by coyunon consent ns tbo best place for
such popular gatherings.
, Iint to Ho Dlnllsli.
There Is room for the suspicion that Iho
democrats are going lo Impose the Income
tax simply because they didn't say any
thing aboul doing so before Ihe election.
Uood Kulo for Public I'.uslmiss.
No work , no pay. Is tlio rule In private
enterprise. Why It should not apply to the
congressman who is oft at the races or fol
lowing bis tnstes nnd caprices while the
house goes begging for a quorum Is nol
Any Sucrlllco for Italiaf.
President Cleveland lias surrendered to
the senate Income taxcrs. The Income tax
lie recommended was much milder than
the senate tax. The president would prob
ably sign most any kind of n tariff bill
now to get congress oft his hands.
An Interested Looker-Oil.
Bimetallism can be accomplished only
by International agreement. The people
of Iho United States have Indulged In sln-
Blc-Uanded experiment lo their hearts'
content. They Vflll , be ready for Joint
trial when other governments shall be
agreed ; but until agreement shall have
been reached they will occupy a position
of safe expectancy. ' '
Giro Murphy the Stuff.
If only the groundless prejudice ngnlnst
American corn co'ukl * be removed Immense
quantities might be disposed of In Europe.
This country raises about 2,000OOJ,000 bush
els annually. It tould spare a consider
able amount for expert , and the man or
men who are Instrumental'In opening- the
way for Ibis exporl will place the nation
under lasting obligations.
Striking a Itich I.ciul. -
St. , Paul , Globe.
According lo the testimony of the North
ern Pacific oftlcifils tn the pending Inquiry
at Chicago , the cost of the terminal facili
ties of the road In Chicago amounted to be
tween $7,000,000 nnd $3,000,000. It Is nol
stated how much ot this sum went to the
aldermen of the city , but the fact lhal
quite a number of these odlclnls , previously
poor , retired nbout that time nnd have
since lived In apparent Idleness suggests
that In Hint direction there Is a mine of
The I'nto of Sunion.
Germany will nol give up her hold upon
Samoa ; England lias no Idea of surrender-
liiff her Interest In the Samoan protecto-
rule ; the United States Is In the Samoan
business to stay. This tripartite Interest
on the part of three land-hungering , pug
nacious nnd tenacious powers In the affairs
of the Pacific Islanders makes the Idea of
their future Independence preposterous.
Samoa Is of enough commercial Importance
to make possession desirable , but not of
enough Importance , to light for. So she
hangs langlod in the web of diplomacy ,
suspended between rival claimants , sup
posedly In the possession of her own people
ple , but practically belonging to nobody.
Patriotism In tlio Schools.
The grand nlm of our common schools Is
fusion. We bring together children of nil
classes and races In order to Impress upon
them In their plastic period n sense of fel
lowship , useful and even necessary for
human beings who are to be thrown to
gether In Inter life. The mere association
does much for this end. The study of his
tory nnd civil government , patriotic songs
nnd salutations to the ( lag1 create a bond
of enthusiasm which Is n powerful dis
rupter of Inherited prejudices. Hut the
emotions aroused bv Paul Ilevere's ride ,
for instance , nre rather vague , while the
details of constitutional history are rather
Indigestible for- youngminds. . Why could
not a simple compendium bo made for
school use of the principles which underlie
our form of government ? History gives us
tbo credit of having been tlio first to ex
emplify certain noble political Ideas. Why
could not these be distinctly summarized
nnd studied by our youth , as the Roman
boys committed to memory the Laws of the
Twelve Tables ?
These are the facts. During- eighteen
years of protection there wns uninter
rupted prosperity. When It wns known
that protection wns to cense prosperity
ceas-cd also. And yet the only remedy
Iho democrats prescribe for a suffering
country Is the Wilson bill ! They say that
when the senate has passed It and the
president signed it good times will return
nnd there will bo abundant employment
nnd high wages. Hut the Introduction of
that bill nml Its passage by the house
dried up employment and cut down wngcs.
The more of tlio deadly democratic medi
cine the country takes the worse off It
will be. The antlnlpatory effects are bad
enough. The stajte of affairs which will
exist after the bill hug become a law will
bo oven more serious ; And If the demo
crats get another ileaae of power two and
a half years hence they will take another
cut at protection , and substitute a graded
Income tax for the1 Ungraded ono In the
Wilson bill. Then tlio wage worker * and
other classes will .fluffier moro acutely than
now. The nenrer free trade is the worse
off tbo country will be.
NKllltA SKA A ft/1 KKllll. MICA \S.
Blackleg has carried off a number of cattle
In the vicinity of I mjngford.
Fooling with a revolver cost Qus Sullen , a
Plorco county fariner.ftko forefinger of his
Six Lincoln people emigrated to Now Zea
land the other day and will make their home
A warrant has been Issued for the arrest
of Florence Roberts of Mason City , charging
her with bigamy.
A. P. ChlHls has old his Interest In the
Wayne Democrat to F. S. Pcnnybaker of the
T. K. McMeuns and , FrAnk Hetzol , Grand
Island young men , have started on a three
months tour of Europe.
The Curtis Courier has entered on Us tenth
year of existence In a thoroughly healthy
condition. There Is nothing llko having a
doctor on the staff.
Pawnee City Is troubled wltU l lghwj > ymen.
Two of the bold bandits' hold up a man
named Eaton and at the point of a revolver
forced him to give up all the cash lie 'had
with him. '
to dissensions la the ranks and to
a burdensome debt , the Imninnucl Iliptlsl
church" of Grand Island has disbanded and
the pastor has been dismissed.
i'r.oI'f.it AXII r/i/.vr,1 * .
Willie's repentance Is sufficiently clastic
to hold till election day.
Trending free lunch routes to Washington
Insures a large vociferous crop of corns.
The unfortunate Illness ot Jerry Simpson
deprives the Coxcy defense of considerable
Airs. Cornelia Shout has joined the suf
frage forces In Kansas. She Is a sonorous
Advices from England leave no doubt that
the Ilosobery ministry will continue In
power until It falls.
Careless writers of dispatches to certain
newspapers refer to "Congressman Hell ,
populist o ( Nebraska. " licit , UcllI O ,
For reasons unnecessary to mention , nil
seminaries In the Ashland district will sus
pend business and close up while the cam
paign lasts ,
The threatened establishment of a branch
of a famous Philadelphia shipyard In Eng
land has already produced marked symptoms
of Intestinal Cramp In John Hull.
The retirement of lloss Croker from active
political Ilfo in Now York will envelope In
gloom the lltcraltl , who were diligently
warming over current biographies of the
tiger chief. Without Croker the fall cam
paign will bo n dull , spiritless affair.
As evidence of the profoundly peaceful
Intentions of the south , Colonel John A.
Cockerlll and Fluid Marshal Mural Halstcad
have been cordially welcomed In that sec
tion. The quality of the cordial was Al.
Thin Is the treaty of Appomnuittox finally
Paragrnphers are requested to exercise
greater care and precision of statcmnnt In
mailers relating to czars. To sny that "the
czar has an affection of the lungs , duo to
the grip , " leaves the anxious world In doubt
whether the afflicted Is Czar Charley , Tom
Thomas II. Ucnton , for thirty years United
Stales senator from Missouri , would not
allow thu word "Hon. " to bo prefixed to the
pamphlcl copies of hU speeches which ho
sent to 's ' constituents and other persons.
The title page leads : "Speech of Mr. IJen-
lon of Missouri. " There was bul one Ben-
Wee Hun Peunk , once a millionaire Chi
nese miner In Arizona , who was last heard
from In South Africa , whither ho went with
his pretty American wife to make another
fortune , has succeeded In buying an Inleresl
In Iho Knarajl diamond mine. II Is said lhal
Barney Barnato , the diamond king , Is his
Secretary Morton presents In his last
monthly rcporl a candid plcluro of demo-
crallc limes and conditions. Hear him :
"During the pinching tlmo of the past fall
and winter many a crust and many a frag
ment of stale bread , which ordinarily would
have found Its way to the swill barrel , has
undoubtedly been used to satisfy human
hunger cr to ward It off. This has been the
case not merely In occasional Instances , but
In millions of families ; for , besides tlio cases
ot pinching want arising from actual loss of
employment , there has been a still larger
number In which employment has only been
partial , or In which wages have been materi
ally reduced. Even among many of those In
comfortable circumstances there has been in
creased care In the saving of food for the
benefit of thenculy on whose behalf the
appeals for help have been so frequent and
Accounts published In Italian newspapers
furnish an Inkling of Ihe royal good lime
enjoyed by Ihe doclors al the International
Medical congress held In Rome last month.
Although the medics caution ordinary mor
tals to beware of appetizing solids and fluid
extracts , as usual they Ignored their own
medicine on this occasion. The banquet hall
was the famous Roman Bath hall , 700x150 ,
built by Emperor Cavacalla , A. D. 21C. While
the royal march-was played to open the ban
quet 1,000 carrier pigeons were liberated ,
bearing cards of greeting to distant lone-
somes. To exemplify the direct action of
medical practice on healthy appetites , it is
only necessary to enumerate Iho quanlltles
disposed of , namely : One barbecued beef , 20
barbecued deer , 30 hams , 40 shoulders , 20
lamba , 20 pheasants , 50 guinea fowls , 120
pounds of bread , 12,000 rolls , 5,000 pies , 50
Jelly cakes and 10,000 tarts , all of which was
washed down with 2,300 bottles of wines and
10 barrels of beer.
M'lLLlK'S Ol'EXIXU MAIL.
Chicago Inter Ocean : Colonel Breckln-
rldge pays a very handsome tribute to the
press when ho says : "The newspapers con
victed me. " They will rest easy under the
Kansas City Journal : Mr. Brecklnridge's
reception In Lexington was a noisy If not a
flattering demonstration. Mr. Brccklnrldge ,
it must bo understood , is not suing for for
giveness ; he Is merely asking for re-election.
Indianapolis Journal : The most unique
reason assigned by Colonel Pecksniff Breck-
Inridge for re-election is that ho has made
himself an awful example as a warning to
oilier stalosmen , and consequently deserves
New York World : The supporters of
Colonel Brecklnrldge will make a useless ex
penditure of energy If they go on burning
Judge Bradley In offlgy. They are mistaken
In the Issue. If they wish to vindicate
their principles they must make their fight
on the ten commandments.
Chicago Post : Wo have an opinion con
cerning the condition of morals In Ken
tucky high enough to induce Iho belief that
Urecklnridgo's hope for re-election rests
solely on his own unmeasurablo Impudence
\tliat 11 has no foundation In the hontimcnts
of the voters of the Seventh district.
Chicago Times : Over 500 of Willie Brcck-
Inrldgo's mole friends welcomed him to Lex
ington with cheers. What did their good
\Vlves say to them when they returned to
their homes ? The walls of homes In the
Kentucky town doubtless echoed the thrill
ing sentiments of numerous curtain lectures
after the "reception , " nnd probably numer
ous votes were changed.
San Francisco Chronicle : From a parti
san standpoint wo might hope for the rc-
nomlnallon of Drecklnrldge , for In that event
a republican might carry Iho district ; but ,
on the other hand , If nominated ho might
bo ro-clected , and ho Is not a fit man to
represent Kentucky In the house of represen
tatives. The best thing to bo done Is to re
fuse him a rcnomlnatlon , and so end his po
litical career once for all.
Buffalo Courier : Jllson says that It Is
hard for a ulrl with her llrst solitaire to be
still In the ring.
Somervllle Journal : Even nn upright
piano sometimes Is a downright nuisance.
Atchlson Globe : Jusl nbout the timea
man learns to dance his dcslro for dancing
Good News : Teacher Why wns Solomon
the wisest man In the world ? Hey He had
so ninny wives to advise him. Teacher ( a
strong-minded female ) Well , thai Is not
the answer In the book , but you may go up
to the licnd.
Chicago Record : Emily You dear , sweet ,
good pnpat Khali I cut a pink for your but
Her Papa No. Your brother Bob litis got
more money lhan I havu tonight. Butter
give It to him.
Buffalo Courier : "Brevity may be the soul
of wit , " muttered I'ennur , sadly seuichlng
his pockets In vnln for the price of a beer ,
"but I'll be blamed If I can sec any fuu In
Indianapolis Journal : Wcnry Wntklns-
Mndam , 1 was not always as you sec me
now Mrs. Peck No , I guess not. I suppose
there was a. time once tn your life when you
were entirely sober.
Detroit Free Press : Oltope I wish I was
His Friend Why ? Can't you hold enough ?
Oltop < > Yea : there is no trouble about
that. The advantage Is that no mutter how
often the barrel Is lilted or how full , Its
head never jrets any bigger.
Chicago Times : The catboat Is one of the
ships that pass In the night , no doubt.
TUB TIME FOR THEM.
New York Press ,
Now smiling- spring with nimble feet
Through lane and meadow dunces ;
Her hands are tilled with llowrets sweet ,
There's sunshine In her glances ;
Her balmy breath with fragrance fills
The woodland as she passes
The time In hero for liver pills
And sulphur and molasses.
BILL WITHOUT A FATHER
Revised Tariff Bill Denounced a * au
SENATOR GRAY DOES NOT RELISH IT
Seimtor Morrll Think * If tlio limuocrntx
Will Only J.Utcn to ll.'i'iilillain
Bpeochofi limy Will l.nitrn
Hoiiicllilng In Tlnio ,
WASHINGTON , Mny 8. There .was n
promlso of an electrical display In the senate
when that body met today. The republicans
were netlvo nncl disposed to nsk some em
barrassing ( mcstlons concerning the "compro
mise amendments" offered to the tariff bill
Mr. Quay demanded the prcsencs of n quo
rum before the Journal wns rend. Some rou
tine business Intervene ) ! .
The credentials of Senator-elect Gear of
lown were presented by Mr. Allison. Mr.
Hoar ( inestloiicd the form of the certificate.
A certlllcato of the speaker of the Iowa
house and the president of the Iowa senate
was not sufllclcnt. Mr. Wilson , whom Mr.
Gear Is to succeed , stated that the certifi
cate was In the form usually employed In
Iowa. Mr. Allison suggested the certificate
lie on the table. Thorn wns plenty of time ,
ho said , between now and March 4 next to
At 11:30 : Mr. Harris , In charge of the tariff
bill , abruptly moved to proceed with the
consideration of ( hat bill.
The rcBolutlcn offered by Mr. Allen yester
day looking to tbo appointment of a special
committee to Investigate the alleged police
clubbing on the stops of the capltol on the
occasion of the Coxey demonstration went
over until tomorrow.
When the tariff bill was laid before the
senate Mr. Hoar took the floor.
After asserting that the people meant that
the senate should respond only to their de
liberate will Senator Hoar said It was today
asked to enact Into law a spasm that the
people have got over. The hasty action and
the excitement of the fall of 1SD2 which the
American people were repenting In sackcloth
and ashes was to take effect on the Infinite
mischief and misery of a great action of leg
islation. The senators were to hurry and
the work to bo done before the people could
get at them. This democratic majority of
two , said the senator , made by the Junior
senator from North Dakota and the junior
senator from Kansas , Is expected to compel
the American pcoplo to submit to n measure
which they have unmistakably condemned
and which they loathe and halo as they tell
us on every occasion and In every form In
which they can utter their will. Idle fac
tories , extinguished furnaces.sufterlng homes ,
armies of tramps , unprecedented majorities
at the polls are clamoring on the deaf cars
of this accidental majority In the senate to
wall and pause until the will of the Ameri
can pcoplo can again find Its constitutional
NO LEGITIMATE PARENTAGE.
"This bill , " ho said "has no legitimate
parentage. It Is born of an unnatural union
between two hatreds , that of section against
section , and that of class against class. "
The present bill was not a free trade
measure , continued the senator. It con
tained clauses In the highest degree protec
tive. Inserted for the undisguised purpose of
buying votes. It was not a protectionist
measure , either moderate or extreme. There
was not a scrap of-good hearted American
ism in the bill.
"There Is , " Mr. Hoar said , "a large ma
jority of democrats en this floor who avow
the doctrine that duties for protection are a
gross violation of the constitution Itself.
And yet they bring to us a bill crowded with
protective duties and tell us they arc pre
pared to commit this perjury and to be ac
complices In this revolution because they
think their measure , taken as a whole. Is
better than the existing law , or because
they think this revolution and perjury arc
necessary to buy votes for a measure that
cannot otherwise be passed. "
In concluding his remarks Senator Hoar
said that two great dlsturb'ng causes
threatened the peace of the public and ex
posed us to the dangers of great disorders.
Ono was the acquisition In a few hands of
vast accumulations of wealth by dishonest
or questionable practices and the other the
wicked and unscrupulous appeals to the
piejudlces and passion of large masses of
people by political leaders for political In
fluences , spreading abroad throughout the
country falsehoods which made the people
dissatisfied with their own Institutions and
their own laws.
The senator argued that there are four
things which come from competition , viz :
High wages , national Independence , varied
employment and a stimulant of Inventive
faculty. Upon high wages , he insisted , de
pended constant Improvement In manufac
turing- practices , which Increased produc
tion and diminished cost. It was said that
It waH Impossible to interfere with the
natural laws of Industry and trade , but Mr.
Hoar contended that all the progress of hu
man Ilfo rested upon such things.
HOA'l AROUSED QUAY.
Toward the close of his speech Mr. Hoar
succeeded In arousing the Ire of Senator
Gray. Ho was talking about the methods
used by the so-called "conservative" demo
cratic nenators to secure concessions In the
firm of higher duties , and concluded hh
statement by declaring democratic senators
who would support tlio compromise bill
agreed upon by the democratic caucus would
vlolato the constitution and their Mths.
This statement br night Mr. ( Irny to his i
feet. He demanded to know what the Massa
chusetts senator meant by such n charge ii '
charge , ho said , which was mnvjrthy of Mr ,
.Mr. Hoar waved the Delaware f cnator
aside. Ho would refuse to yield to htm , ho
said. Hut Mr. dray was not to be put off.
Ills cheek was flnmlng. Ho Insisted upon an
explanation. "Very well. " said Mr. Honr ,
"I cannot bo Intimidated by n llttlo bluster.
Hut I will explain. I meant to say for i\
democrat who subscribed to the doctrlno of
the Chicago platform , that ix tariff for pro-
H-cllon wai robbery , who went to the peopla
niilrnilng his nllegmnco to thnt platform , anil
who now comes here seeking and obtaining
protective duties , I mean to nay that for such
senator thcro Is no cuojpo from the logic
that ho violates both his senatorial oath nnJ
the constitution. "
Senator Gray made an effort to reply , but
Mr. Hoar refused to bo Interrupted , where
upon Mr. Gray called him to order nml asked '
n ruling upon his point that such language
as the Massachusetts senator hail used was
Mr. Onlllnger. who was In the chair , over
ruled the point of order. Mr. Gray could do
nothing then but sit down. In n few mo
ments Mr. Ilnar concluded his speech.
SKNATOK GRAY HHl'LIHS.
Mr. Gray arose. Ills anger hiid not sub
sided. This was the sixth week of the tariff
debate , ho began , and If there was any doubt
about the nrtlllelal character of the edlflc *
of protection this debute had supplied It.
Hvery attempt to approach the monstrous
aggregation of folly and greed known ns th
McKlnluy bill had boon mot by those who
raised n clamor nbout the Interests of th *
pcoplo and by the greed of corporations.
The culmination of McKlnloylsm was char
acterized In this debate by the wild slate-
in cuts and assertions of the advocates of ths
system that had wrought so much rulp to
the country. They threw aside all the re
straints of the senate and dealt In the rhetoric
eric of the slums. They cast their foul as-
peralons on those who sought to do their
duty to the country und their party. Today
In the speech of the senator from Massachu
setts the decorum of debate had been violated
lated , but the language ho had Indulged In
only showed the straits to which ho hail
Mr. Hoar's tempcn was seemingly un-
ruined when ho replied In a few words to
what Mr. Gray had said. Ho said tha
senator from Dclawaro had been too sever *
In his condemnation of the McKlnlcy law ,
and that ho stood here on this floor advo
cating a measure dotted and crowded alt
over with protection. If protection wns unconstitutional -
constitutional and robbery , this was a wicked
thing to do.
"Why did ho not tell the senate In ox-
tenuatlon of his course why ho had put a
protcetlvo duty on sugar ? " ejaculated Mr.
Gray from his scat.
HOAH STRIKES HOME.
"Can the senator not understand the differ
ence between a protective and a revenus
duty ? "
At this retorl the republicans tittered.
Mr. Hoar Insisted that an attempt to show
that Increases In duties were for rovonua
purposes and not for protection was simply
When Mr. Hoar took his seat Mr. Palmer
of Illinois felt called upon to defend himself
from several of the Insinuations In Mr.
Hoar's remarks. Ho said , ns far as ho
was concerned , a half a loaf was better than
no loaf at all. If ho could not get Into a
measure framed by his democratic colleagues
all he desired , ho would take what ho could.
The discussion was closed by the venerable
senator from Vermont , Mr. Morrlll. When
the author of the old war tariff , white haired
and bent with age , arose In his place a smllo
was playing about the corners of his lips. As
ho had on previous occasions said something
In derogation of the democratic tariff meas
ure , he desired now to say something In.
approbation. The 400 amendments to the
tariff bill offered yesterday , ho said , showed
thai after listening to republican speeches
for six weeks the democratic senators had
learned something . If the tariff bill were
laid aside for a month and that month wcra
devoted to study by his friends on the other
side of the chamber , ho thought at the end
of that time they would bring In n bill which
would bo perfectly agreeable to the repub
licans and which would pass the senate
The senate seemed to enjoy the playful
Joke.When Mr. Morrlll took his seat Senator
Quay of Pennsylvania appeared from behind
his hugo pllo of nanuscrlpt and resumed the
speech he has been delivering slneo April 1C.
No attention was paid to the Pennsylvania
senator save by the oIHclal reporters. However -
over , at times during the afternoon a call ot
the senate was had at the miggestlon of
Rome of the republicans. These calls gave
Mr. Quay the necessary breathing spells.
At 4:45 : p. m. , on motion of Mr. Mills , th
senate went Into executive session.
IllI ! VAT VA3IK Jt.lCK.
The cat came back , bedraggled , weak ,
His tnll nil worn and bent.
He felt so bad that It was plain
He wished he hail not went.
Ills fur was torn , nnd filled with dust !
His left hind fool wnB lame.
It was not very hard to gucsa
The reason lie had came.
Yen , he came back , nnd we were glad
To sec our cat once more.
JIny It be long before he goes
Unto the other shore.
rr The largos ! ninltnra and Hallow of
r lliio clothes on uartli ,
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always new this year's styles the
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lr Wo can sell you RDER from us once f W
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lrE than hatters get at ono of our
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$15 all tailors get $30 to $40. All
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