Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 28, 1894, Page 4, Image 4

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Wooden pavements ore bail enough , but
mivo us from pavemontii patched with wood.
However often the president of France
may bo changed the French republic never
To wait so long for the postofflces and
then to have the emoluments cut down Is
cruelty which oven patient and longsuffering
ing democrats must resent.
Governor Wolto seems to have let go the
opportunity offered by the Republican league
meeting without making another bid for
notoriety. Is Walle disheartened by Pen-
noyor's fate ?
The populists In the senate must bo en
joying their possession ot the balance of
power In this tariff debate more than they
would having the responsibility of a major
ity on the shoulders of their irarty.
.Anything that escapes the Judiciary com
mittee of the city council Is canght 1n the
drag not of the Joint committee. Why not
abolish the other standing committees whose
usefulness seems to have almost entirely dis
The new tariff bill opens up the field for Interesting and Important Judicial de
cisions so soon as the doubtful points of
constitutional law shall be brought up for
.Interpretation by the supreme court of the
United States.
Denver Is being niado the testing grounds
.lor determining the resistance which dejno-
cratlc armor plates offer to shots of re
publican oratory. Defective plates will bo
plugged up by the administration nnd of
fered for a second trial later In the season.
Omaha Is not suffering from -building
epidemic , but It Is doing as much In. the
building line as other cities In the west.
Artisans In the building trades cannot better
tholr condition by going to competing west *
ern cities for more remunerative employ' ,
The scramble for the appointment to the
position now held by Major Furay on the
Board of Public Works will be over next
Tuesday. Meantime the mayor's office is
U being flooded .with petitions and remon
strances and the mayor is besieged by dele
gations. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Wiley Is In no haste to have the city take
steps toward completing arrangements for
city electric lighting after his present con
tracts shall have expired , * There Is an elec
tion to Intervene and Wiley wants to keep
r his trumps until it Is moro necessary to
piny them.
Washington is getting too hot for many ot
our statesmen In congress. But Washington
boat 1s not a circumstance to that which
awaits some , of them -at their homes. Many
ofthorn will find It so 1iot among their
constituents that they will wish they had
stnId away.
iScnator Peffer wants to amend Iho tariff
w us to include an Import duty of $50 per
Jiead upon every Immigrant coming Into
this country. Such a proposition , however ,
( cannot derive much comfort from democrats
pledged to exercise the power of taxation
ilor revenue only.
It Is always unpopular for anybody to
advocate the cutting down of the salary'
'Hit , but when It becomes a question
whether there Is to bo a deficit In the
treasury or an unbearable Increase ot
taxes It Is manifest that retrcnphment Is
a matter ot necessity.
constitutional power of congress to
raUe revenue for the support ot the federal
.government by the Imposition ot Import
duties Is undisputed. Why should congress
under present circumstances resort to
lornu of taxation over which It exercises
a doubtful Jurisdiction ?
Colonel AUIn Is being quoted as the chief
arbiter x > f the destiny of all the nchool
ma'ms and regulator of all the Internal
and external affairs of the Board of Educa
tion. We realize the colonel Is a man
of very largo capacity , but wo did not know
that the other fourteen members of the
board had abdicated.
Des Molnes deserves to bo congratulated
upon capturing the national convention ot
the Republican league next year. Next year
will bo an oft year ; yet It will bo near
enough to the presidential campaign to
make things Interesting. It will be a re
publican year , too , und that will give the
an Immense Impetus.
The council will not glvo the mayor an
opportunity to know whether It proposes
to confirm or reject Sir , Schurlg as city
electrician until next Monday night. If
the appointment Is rejected ut the eleventh
hour the mayor Is expected to find a new
man for the place and send his name Into
the council within less than twenty-four
hour * . That U Hascallty for you ou thu
half shell.
The declaration of "principles adopted hjr
( lie National League of Hcpuhllcan Club *
Is In the main commendable. The demand
for legislation to Insure a frco ballot to
every cltl/cn will bo approved by nil friends
of good government. The fact that
hundreds of thousands ot cltltcna are still
deprived ot a free ballot ( ti it large section
of the country , nnd while counted as a part
of the basis of raprescntntlon In congress
nro not permitted to exercise as they please
their right ot suffrage , Is a reproach to
the notion. Yet It must bo confessed that
the question of how to remedy this wrong
prcEcnts a most difficult problem , the solu
tion of which , If solution bo possible , Is
worthy of the best efforts of American
statesmanship. The republican party linn
ever contended for n free ballot for every
citizen nnd will continue to do so.
The declaration In regard to protection Is
Judicious In omitting lo endorse any specific
act. It Is quite enough for republicans to
stfcnd squarely nnd firmly for the principles
of protecting the Industries , the labor and
the homes of this country , without reference
to particular cchedules. The system Is the
thing ns to which they can with greatest
advantage make their appeal to the Ameri
can people , for. that everybody can under
stand , while a great majority of the people
are confused .then the discussion is of
schedules. It is safe to iay that all republi
cans believe the McKlnley law to be much
better for the country than the pending
bill would be , but ( hero are a great many
republicans who regard the former ns by
no means n perfect measure. All , how
ever , believe In the policy of protection.
The declaration regarding the currency
should have stopped at ( ho first sentence.
It would then have been unqualifiedly en
dorsed by all republican . What follows
shows the Influence of environment and
evidences the great pressure that was
brought to bear on the convention by the
extreme friends of silver. The proposition
that there will not bo a permanent return
of prosperity to the country "until the full
use and highest position of silver shall bo
restored" Is unsound , and the barren de
claration In favor of such laglslatlon an will
bring about the restoration of sliver was
unwise. If anything is meant by the "full
use and highest position of silver" It Is that
U should be given frco coinage , and It Is
entirely safe to say that a. large majority
ct the members ot the republican clubs do
not believe that this Is necessary to a re
turn of prosperity. On the contrary , a
majority of them unquestionably believe that
this policy would produce a condition of
things far worse than that which exists.
It M unfortunate that the bonventlon did not
take a position on tftis subject that
would have squarely and honestly repre-
Bcr ted what was undoubtedly the predominat
ing sentiment , but this feature of the
declaration of principles will carry little
weight v.'hcn the circumstances are under
Except the reference to woman suffrage ,
which also shows the Influence of en
vironment , there Is no serious objection to
bo urged against other portions of the league
platform. The convention has been a suc
cess In numbers nnd enthusiasm and its
effect ought to be good.
Although there were several candidates for
the presidency of the French republic , the
contest In the national assembly over the
selection of n successor to the late President
Carnet was short , and appears to have been
entirely free from any of the Intrigue nnd
strong feeling between factions which tiMtally
mark _ events of this kind. The distin
guished honor fell to ox-Premier Caslmlr-
Perler. The new president of France , who
will enter upon the discharge of-the execu
tive duties at once , has long been prominent
among contemporary French statesmen. He
Is credited with more than ordinary astute
ness as a politician , and has kept aloof from
the fierce party contentions which have
always rent the Chamber of Deputies and
made Us sittings so stormy , without in any
way forfeiting the good opinion of his as
sociates or Incurring the charge of want
of conviction or principle. He Is a man of
sterling Integrity , universally respected , cau
tious and conservative. It is said of him
that ho has never flred the popular Imagina
tion and ho has never disappointed his
President Perlcr Is as earnest In his re
publicanism as was his lamented predecessor
nnd quite as strongly devoted to a strong
and stable Government. He has the firm
ness and courage needed In the present exi
gency and can "be depended upon to meet
wisely and vigorously whatever extraor
dinary demands may be made upon the ex
ecutive authority by reason of the un
precedented situation. The quiet election of
a new president , under circumstances which
caused an apprehension that there might bo
some demonstration of political turbulence ,
Is most gratifying testimony to the sub
stantial character of the republican system-
In France , nnd will go far to reassure the
world -of the permanence of that system.
There has been a tremendous ebullition of
popular passion directed against the Italians ,
with n tendency to. reach out to other
foreigners , but the government has shown
this no countenance , and probably no com
plications will arlso from It. If the new
president will make himself popular with
the masses , among whom he Is not thor
oughly liked because of his aristocratic
adulations and his supposed partiality for the
capital class , ho has an opportunity to
greatly distinguish himself. It Is to bo
hoped that ho will prove In every way equal
to the task that Is before him.
The democrats of Pennsylvania , who hold
their state convention yesterday , have not
learned anything from the crushing defeat
they sustained last February , when Galusha
A , Grow was elected congressman-at-large
by the largest republican majority over
given anybody In that state , the democratic
tariff policy being the Issue In the cam
paign. Equally unavailing for the Instruc- ,
tlon of the democrats of Pennsylvania have
been the results of the elections elsewhere ,
notably In Oregon , where this policy com
manded the undivided attention of the voters
nnd was overwhelmingly rebuked by them.
Plainer or more unqualified protests against
the policy of a party were never made than
those which have been pronounced by the
people , so far as they hare hnd nn oppor
tunity , since the democratic party came Into
power and brought with It financial distrust
and business depression. T t the democ
racy of Pennsylvania endorses the doctrine
ot the last national platform , which declares
the principle ot protection to bo unconstitu
tional a doctrine which even the democratic
president rejected.
The Pennsylvania democratic platform lays
upon tlm republican tariff policy the respon
sibility for the existing condition of finan
cial and business affairs. Perhaps thli waste
to have been expected , but It U Incredible
that the democrats of the Keystona state
hope to add to the stronglh of their party
by declaration * so easily confuted. The
ctr.lm that the enactment nf the tariff M
1890 Impaired International exchange of com-
moJItlei Is most conclusively disproved by
the statistics of our foreign trade during tht
two ytnrs following th enactment ot the
McKlnley law , and although that act greatly
enlarged the free list the revenue from
customs wns well maintained. The charge
of Improvident appropriations by the last
republican congress long ago ceasfd to have
nny weight , tn view ot the fact that the
democratic house of the Fifty-second con-
Kress made larger appropriations than the
preceding congress , and vas justified In
doing so because the public Interests Im
peratively demanded It. The statesmanship
of the Fifty-first congress saw the necessity
of Improving the postal service , ot Increas
ing the navy , and of doing other things that
were for the general good , nnd 11 did not
hesitate to meet these demands of a progres
sive country. The republican congress also
felt the duty of treating moro generously
thenation's pensioners , and It manfully dis
charged this duty. There wad no difficulty
In finding the resources to provide for these
obligations so long as the republican party
wns In power and there was no apprehen
sion of democratic succession. It was not
until the people made the mistake they ore
now bitterly repenting , of placing- the demo
cratic party In control of the government ,
that the International exchange of commodi
ties became Impaired and revenues from
duties were reduced and there ensued the
other financial and commercial Ills from
which the country Is still suffering. There
was > never a more foolish boast made than
that which claims great credit for the first
administration of Cleveland In regard to the
surplus. Had that administration pursued
the same business-like policy In reducing
the public debt that Its successor did and
been loss disposed to nurse the surplus for
political effect Its record In this respect
would bo far more creditable.
The democrats of Pennsylvania under
stand , of course , that they have an utterly
hopeless flght before them , and they per
haps feel that It will bo better to go down
to defeat adhering to the old creed , although
Its potency for harm to every Interest of
the country has been most distinctly and
painfully demonstrated. They know that
anything different would not bo accepted by
the people as honest or sincere , so strong
and deep Is the popular distrust ot the party.
Anarchy Is defined to bo that state of
society where there Is no law or supreme
power ; In other words , an absence of gov
ernment and a state of general lawlessness.
Under our form of government a state of
general lawlessness is not conceivable so
long as Justice reigns supreme through a
well ordered judiciary. Anarchists might
assassinate our executives and terrorize our
legislators , but so long as the courts were
In position to administer the law and mete
out justice , anarchy could not destroy the
fabric of government.
The most dangerous form of anarchy ,
therefore , is that state of society in which
the strong arm of the law that holds the
scales of justice alike over the rich and
the poor , the weak and the powerful , be
comes paralyzed either by a law-defying
Judiciary or by mob violence.
When any man occupying a position on
the bench subordinates the law to his own
caprice and sets at defiance the mandates
of higher judicial tribunals , or seeks to stig
matize the supreme judiciary of. the com
monwealth , he becomes an anarchist in
the broadest sense of the term. The pres
ent occupant ot the criminal bench of' this
district , Cunningham R. Scott , has by his
conduct and utterances proved himself nn
anarchist of this type. Within the past
six months he has repeatedly usurped the
pardoning powers of the executive by lib
erating self-confessed felons , when the law
expressly makes It his duty to pass sen
tence-upon them , and pending sentence to
have them remanded into the custody of the
sheriff. He has taken It upon himself to
disregard a specific order of the supreme
court and thus Invoked judicial anarchy.
Scott has made a virulent assault from
the bench upon Judge Norval , chief justice
of the supreme court , and declared that the
chief justice laid himself liable to Im
peachment In issuing a writ of prohibition
In a case that had been adjudicated by
Now , while there Is no law on the statute
books against such assaults , there is an
unwritten law that forbids any reputable
magistrate from abusing and seeking to
bring Into disrepute the highest judicial
tribunal of the commonwealth. The re
spect and reverence due to that court de
mands implicit obedience to its mandates
and courteous language toward members
that compose it. Anything short of that
Is judicial anarchy. As a citizen Cunning
ham R. Scott has a right to criticise deci
sions ot the supreme court and express
dissent from Its conclusions. As a citizen
Mr. Scott may express his dislike for Judge
Norval , and go as far as ho can within
the bounds set by the laws against libel
and slander. But when ho occupies a
seat upon the district bench Judge Scott Is
presumed topreserve the dignity of the
courts and maintain that strict obedience
to lav and deference to the supreme judi
ciary , -without which nil law courts would
bo degraded to the level of the pot house.
The fact that Judge Scott Is unfit by his
temperament and lack of balance for any
judicial position has been apparent over
since he has been placed on the bench , but
his usurpation of power , his abusive
harangues from the bench and his virulent
assaults upon the highest court make him
absolutely dangerous to the well-being of
the community. Ho Is a judicial an
archist -who not only brings the bench Into
disrepute , but mattes the administration of
law a travesty on justice.
Tlm decision of the supreme court grant
ing the writ of mandamus prayed for by
ono of the capltol warrant "brokers to cam-
pel the state treasurer to register general
fund warrants in order that Interest may ats
cruo upon them will probably close the >
series ot cases which have been furnishing
the people of Nebraska with judicial In
terpretation ot the laws' affecting the per *
manent school fund In this state. With the
various opinions of the courts before them
the state officials must see the exact sltun *
lion In which they are placed , nnd It the >
fall to abide by the authoritative construe ,
tlon of the statutes they will bo acting with
their eyes open.
The status ot the permanent school fund
under the constitution and the laws Is sub
stantially this : That fund Is set aside ah *
an Inviolable trust for the benefit of thh
public schools , the annual Income thereat
only to bo expended , and any losses that ma >
occur from unfortunate investment must-bo
made good by thu taxpayers , The Invest
ment ot the fund Is vested with the Stats
Board of Educational Lands and Funds , but
Its selection of securities Is limited by tht
constitution to those of the United States
or of the state ot Nebraska or Its several
counllos. It Is the duty of the stnto board
to ttccp the morJjV nl Us commnnd c6rU
* t.ntly Invested , since In that wAy ftnly tan
nny Income bo derived for the benefit ot
the schools. Idle sehool money remain *
In the custody ot the slnto treasurer , bul
ho has no authority to lend It out or to de
posit It under the depository law. His on1 >
legal course Is to keep It n * n special deposit \
posit until opportunity for Investment offer * .
What has bcctijjtlto dlflfcuHy , nnd what
promises to continue to be the difficulty fo .
some time , Is that'n considerable portion o >
the permanent school fund must remain IdU
on account ot 'th Impossibility of securing
the proper pccurljjcs In sufficient amounts.
The Inw of 1SD1 contemplated the redemption
ot general fund warrants to absorb the un
invested pert ot the permanent school fund.
So far ns declaring these warrants state se
curities , and therefore available to the state
board , Ihe supreme court lias upheld the
spirit of the law. In Its last decision , however -
over , It really Bays that such wnrrnnts can
only bo bought by the state board just a *
It buys other state or county securities.
The holder of the warrant has a right to
haveIt registered In the abuonce of money
In the fund upon which It In drawn , and to
retain It for the sake of thn 7 per cent In
terest which It draws until there shall bo
money In. . that particular fund to redeem it.
Ho can , If he desires , accept the offer Of
the face value of the warrant , which th
state board stands ready to make on be
half of the permanent school fund , but in
doing so ho may use his own discretion.
There can bo no compulsion about It. The
state board may buy warrants , but It can
not redeem them.
It Is hardly probable that any but specu
lators and warrant brokers will prefer to
hold warrants drawn upon exhausted stat *
funds for no other reason than to secure
the Interest to which the law entitles them.
Most of the bona fide holders will prefer
disposing of them at their face value to
the state board to discounting them with
the broker. But there Is always the pos
sibility of a dearth of securities In which
the permanent school fund may be Invested.
This precarious condition of that great trust
can only be remedied by constitutional re
The State Board of Transportation has
been Informed by the supreme court that
that is not the tribunal to which It should
apply for writs of mandamus to compel the
recalcitrant railroads to carry out Its orders
In the transfer switch cases. This means
more delay and continued Inaction. It Is
said that the board may apply to the dis
trict courts for the desired mandamus , but
as the district judges are everywhere preparing -
paring for their summer vacntlons it Is
quite unlikely that any action can be taken
under the transfer switch law until next
fall. Suppose that' the board did secure Its
writ of mandamus , what then ? Are the law-
defying railroads any more apt to obey such
a writ than to obey the plain mandate of
the statute and the regular order of the
board In accordance with Its provisions ?
There is a way prepared by the law Itself
to bring pressure to bear upon the railroads ,
but the State Board of Transportation ap
pears reluctant to pursue It. Every day Increases -
creases the accumulation of penalties fov
neglect. By this time the penalties must
amount to a neat'little sum for each of the
railroads involved. Recovering the penalties ,
of course does not build the switches , which
are ln > reality tlio thing wanted , but It would
bo n powerful Incentive to.Jhe railroads to
obey the law with more alacrity. If suit
'hadboon 'broughttroitne'pcnnltlos soBOON
as the roads maoltested tholr Intention
to disregard the board's orders the Issus
might "perhaps have been' ' decided by this
time. Even now that plan offers as satis
factory a course as application for man
Whenever anything Is done In connection
with the flre department that does not ex
actly suit the fire Insurance companies the
business men of the city are immediately
threatened with a raising of the rates on
the policies which they hold. But rates
are never affected in the opposite direction.
Yield to every demand ot the Insurance-com
panies and rates remain the same. Ther *
Is a point above which Insurance rates bring
smaller profits to the companies. That
point Is only partly dependent upon the effi
ciency of the flro department , The local
insurance companies have no > cause to com
plain because the axe of retrenchment Is
not Iccpt off of that department.
The populist Wealth-Makers prints Prof ,
Herron's commencement address and en
titles It "Tho Great Oration. " Ono hundred
dollars Is the present price of great orations.
They used to come higher , but slnco the
financial depression competition has brought
prices down. For a populist address , even
that is pretty good pay.
If the flro insurance companies were al
lowed to have their way the city of Omaha
would bo supporting a flro department twice
the size of what It now has. Perhaps turnIng -
Ing the control of the flro" department ovei
to the Insurance companies offers the enl >
solution that wll satisfy them.
Suspicion Added to Contempt.
* Louisville Courier-Journal.
Senator Gorman Is said to have declared
that the senate Investigation Into senatorial
stock Jobbing has done nothing but bring
ridicule upon the senate. It Is not fair ti.
lay It on the Investigation , The public
contempt tiiuler which the senate IB now
resting antedates the appointment of the
committee. AVhut the Investigation
done Is to add suspicion to contempt , und
this has resulted from the. course pursued
by senntorH who think It Is none of the
publlc'n business what they do and who
damaged themselves more by what they
declined to tell than by. what they con
fessed. . ,
Joint's i-ato Son.
Clnclnnnff rjn'ijulrer. '
Candidates tor the' nfbsldency como and
go. Mnny nre cullcu.Hmore are mentioned
und few are chosen. lmt .William B. Alli.sou
of Iowa Is nlwnys lit ttio' minds of thought
ful republicans In pr.eMUentla.1 association.
Senator Allison Is upe'ot thu best equipped
of the few men Who 'nro really dlntln-
guished In congress : ' MTo la wise for the
publlo good , and wlS yror his own career.
Time hus vindicated1- judgment In not
taking the treasury .portfolio under .Presi
dent Harrison. Ho3ir In advance of hla
party In mental view ! , though never sensa
tional. If the republicans should get out
of the habit of looking 'for u mull with a
specialty , and reach for. mi all-round unites-
inan , It would not Wf.'S&y for Mr. Allison
to es'cnpe the responsibility of loudlnt ; the
republican ticket In 1800.
Minneapolis Journal The Nebr.nkft demo
crats nave up ! It on the silver t | test Ion. It Is
a matter ot connrntnUtlon limt there vre
' some democrats In thai slate who Are sane
' enough lo object to n proposition to flump
| down to the sliver standard of 60-wit cur
rency. .
Courier-Journal ; Some of the Nebrnskn
democrats have said Ihe silver horse Is six
teen feet high , nnd they propose to stick to
It nnd swear by It nnd legislate on It. Why
don't those Ncbrnnkn democrats nlso rexolvc
'that n bucket nf wheat Is equal to a dollar
| In told or n barrel of pork lo $20 In the
yellow metal ? What's the use of stopping at
silver If prices cnn be regulated no easily ?
If wo can force Europe to accept nlxtecn
ounee.i of our silver for nn ounce of gold ,
nnd to settle trade balances nn that basis ,
why not force It to pay what we want for
our wheat nnd corn and pork ?
Pioneer Press : Wo should like to nsk the
free silver people of Nebrnskn , nnd of Mln-
ncsota. und of any other stnte cast of Colorado
rado nnd Montana , what they expect to gain
by their demand , If It were granted. They
complain that they are working now for the
capitalist * of the cast. Well , suppose for a
moment that Ihls were true ; will they be
any better off when they nre working for the
Nevada Mining nnd Milling company , nnd
the other millionaires who control the silver
output of this country ? Suppose they had
free silver. What then ? It would enable
the owner ot silver bullion to take his pro
duct to the United Stales mint and sell It
for a llttlo more than twice what It would
bring III open ttnarket. Wo can understand
why he should approve that. But nre there
any owners of bullion In Nebraska or Min
nesota or the other ktnte * where people talk
about free silver as a boon to the poor ? And
If not , where do the people come In ?
TAIt .
Chicago Record : If the great state of
Colorado Is not already sick of the mis
rule and lawlessness which huvc lately
characterized Ha public proceedings the last
outrage ought to suffice to make It so. The
recent events In that state afford a memor
able lesson not only for Colorado , but for
all other states as well. It Is a lesson which
teaches the danger of Intrusting high places
and authority to men who are fearless in
the abuse of power without nt nil under-
stnndlng Its uso.
Buffalo Express : The kidnaping and tar
ring and feathering of Adjutant General
Tarsney of Colorado , though done by Gover
nor Wnlte's political enemies , Is a direct
outgrowth of the doctrines which Watte
and Tarnsoy have been preaching nnd
practicing. They hnvo Inculpated disrespect
for law , and the use of violent means to
ends , and It would be strange If some of the
moro reckless of their opponents did not turn
the tables on them nnd give one , at least ,
of thorn n dose of their own medicine. The
feeling against Wnite has been very bitter
in Colorado Springs ever since the miners'
strike at Cripple Creek , In the same county ,
broke out ,
Chicago Post : The assault on Adjutant
General Tarsney at Colorado Springs was
contemptible , nnd ono has little patience
with the newspapers and Individuals that
defend It. Colorado Is rapidly acquiring a
reputation for lawlessness among Its so-
called conservative class that is doing more
to undermine the confidence of the east In
the stability of Investments in that state
than all the erratic outbreaks of the wild-
eyed governor. Denver seems to have ex
perienced a reversion of type to Its pioneer
barbarity. Still it is hoped there may be
sufficient respect for the law left In that
community to Insure the capture and
punishment of the cowardly gang.
Puck : The1 tramp will not descend to
slang when It comes to using "soap" ns a
synonym of money.
Boston Journal : "Little boy , doesn't It
pain you to see an elderly woman hanging
on to a strap ? " Boy ( keeping his scut )
No'm , 'less It's my ma.
Indianapolis Journal : "By the way , speak
ing of the human race , has It ever been de
termined whp won the first beat ? "
"Prometheus , of course. Don't you re
member he discovered fire ? "
Atlanta Constitution : "Look here , old
man , oughtn't you "to keep that boy of
yours a little more In check ? " "My friend ,
I do my best ; this is the fourth one I've
sent him this month. "
Washington Star : "Don't you think Bly-
klns has a very high-handed way about
him ? "
"I should say he has , " was the mournful
reply. "Four aces was what ho sprung last
night. "
Detroit Free Press : "Aw as I under
stand it , " said the traveling foreigner ,
"your oftlce holders here are the servants of
the people. Am I right ? "
"You have become a little mixed , " said
the citizen. "It must be the ollloe tickers
you are thinking of. "
Spare Moments : Guide Now , vou will
have to be careful : many a tourist has bro
ken his neck at this spot. Gent ( to his wife )
Augusta , you go llrst.
Fun : Mrs. Towell I have such nn Indul
gent husband ! Mrs. Cameron ( spitefully/
Yes , so Justin tells me ; Imt lie sometimes
Indulges too much , doesn't he ?
Brooklyn Life.
He wrote letters to the papers , saying 'twas
a crying shame
To run open cars unless the day was
warm- ;
But when they put the closed cars on , no
matter how It rained.
He rode outside upon the front platform.
the .Swindling lluWt.
Chicago Post.
William Stucey of IJwa Kalis was charged
with being engaged In some land swindling
scheme , nnd the Texnns wished to discour
age him. They wore courteous nnd consid
erate about It nt first .und simply ducked
him In a pond , lie did not seem to realize
the force ot that argument , so a few days
later they tarred nnd feathered him. Still
he was not convinced of the error of his
ways , they claim , BO they hanged him. That
seems to have proved a xutlsfactory method
ot settling the matter , for we arc Informed
that he hasn't swindled any one since.
A Joyful I'ronpt'ct.
The brightest prospect that the tariff bill
carries with It is that of.nn early adjourn
ment ot congress after its passage , whlcn
will mean the removal of one of the prin
cipal obstacles to the restoration of pros
perity. _
Tell me not In mournful numbers
Life Is but a tale of woe ,
For the trubts and corporations
Make It pleasant hero below.
Life Is full of hope and promise ,
If we only worlc It right ;
If we only pull the string In
Every time we get a bite.
Sugar Blocks nro fluctuating ,
And It wo would buy them low
We must mingle with the "agents , "
Who will kindly let us know ,
While the senate unte-chambers
With the lobbyists arc crammed ,
Tnko no notice of the people
Let the populace be d - U ,
"Lives of cuckoos all remind us
We can -warble through our hair ,
And , departing , leave behind us
Jawprlnta on thu ambient air.
Jaw-prints that perhaps nnothcr
Congressman with lengthy speech
A forlorn , bewhlskered brother-
Seeing , shall begin to ucreech ,
Let us then be up and talking.
Talking hard with all our might ;
Talking much on all occasions ,
Talking every day und night.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
" . ? m
COST Ol < lllfc GOiliY CRA/t
Whnt tlm Government Must Pny as IU
Slmro of the fcxponscs ,
Olney ltriiic | t Till * Mudrat Kuni to lie
In rn ) Ing for tlir Mupirrlon |
of fnmnioimridcru In the
AVotorn Hlutr * .
U07 F Street. N. W. ,
The attorney general today sent to the
sci'ato through the secretary of the treasury
n request for a deficiency appropriation uf
$125,000 In lieu of $50,000 asked for some
time ngo. This amount , It Is estimated , will
bo required lo meet thu expense Incurred
by Iho United States marshnta nnd other
officers of the Department of Justice In the
nrrest and punishment of Coxeyites In the
west charged \vttli stealing trains over
which the go\ eminent has Jurisdiction ,
The attorney general's letter , \\hlcli contains
this request , shows these Coxey demonstra
tions occurred In fourteen stales and Uo
Ucllef for the Creek Indians who emi
grated to the Indian territory under the
treaty of 1S2G and have not been reim
bursed for the expense resulting from their
removal , as provided by the treaty of 1832 ,
Is sought In n petition signed by Creek
delegates. The Indian commissioner urges
the payment of the claim , amounting to
$12.229 ,
In a report on the condition of the Ulntah
nnd Ouroy Indian reservation In Utah , In.
spcctor McConnlck says : "The Mexicans
who work on a largo portion of the land
nnd a number of squatters who are very
demoralizing should be driven from the
reservation by the general government. The
police are unreliable and the herders at
Ouray can be dropped without detriment
to the service. "
Senator Allen today Introduced a bill to
prevent the appointment of cadets to the
navnl or military academy from states ,
territories or districts In which such cndctn
do not reside. The bill was referred to the
senate committee on military affairs for
llcpresentatlve Melklejolm today called nt
the pension omen In the Interest of John C.
Knapp of Palmer.
W. D. McHugh and Kuclld Martin of
Omaha were at the capltol today , accom
panied by J. Sterling Morton. They had
no particular bualnuss , but were seated In
the galleries looking dowi. upon the demo
cratic party upon the floor of the senate.
Senator Manderson went before the com
mittee on commerce this morning and tnido
another argument In behalf of nn appropria
tion for the Improvement of the Missouri
river between Council muffs and Omaha.
Ho says that It seems probable nn ap
propriation will be made either In the river
and harbor bill or in the sundry civil bill.
Senator Pettlgrew has succeeded in get
ting a clmngo of mall service in Charles
Mix county , South Dakota , so far as to glvo
the town of Bartholdl a delivery on every
week day instead of trl-weekly as hereto
Hon. Charles T. McCoy of Aberdeen , late
chairman of the South Dakota republican
state committee , Is In the city , nnd took
lunch with Senator Pettlgrew at the capltol
today. Mr. McCoy Is one of the largely In
terested men in the mining district of Crip
ple Creek , Colo. , and Is on the way to New
York to place some bonds.
Senator Allen today presented the petition
of N. F. Donaldson and others of Lincoln
county against taxing the Incomes of life
and accident Insurance companies.
Orlando J. King of Onialia wns the lowest
bidder for constructing the superstructure
of the public building , in course of erection
at Mankato , Minn. , bids for which were
opened In the office of thc'flupervlslng' arch
itect today. The amount of the bid was
140,470. The contract will probably bo
awarded to Mr. King in a short time.
Postmasters have been appointed cs fol
lows :
Nebraska Kirk , Banner county , Charles
W. Johnson , vlco Mrs. Eva Maynard , re
signed ; Marlbank , Keya Paya county , Edwin
n. Hellyer , vlco Charles L. Phelpa , re
signed ; Royvllle , Sioux county , Mary E.
Graham , vlco Clarence J. Green resigned ;
Slocum , Holt county , Harvey Wells , vlco
William M. Kelly , resigned.
Iowa Sunbury , Cedar coutny , II. II.
Peterson , vice J. L. Denkman , resigned.
Tlioso for the Current Fiscal Vcnr Kxtendoil
Thirty Day * .
WASHINGTON , Juna 27. The house got
Into a series of deadlocks over the New
Mexico statehood bill. The bono of conten.
tlon was an amendment originally proposed
by Mr. Smith of Illinois , requiring the public
schools to teach the English language. The
consideration of the bill was not concluded
at the hour ot adjournment.
A cablegram from the French government ,
acknowledging the action at congress rcla.
ttvo to the death of President Carnet , was
l.iM licforo the house , fclb ix mcsiAKo frotft
Iho president transmitting the lalcAt
Hnunllnn correspondence.
A resolution \ n Adopted extending th
upproprlatlons for the current , fiscal year for
thirty ifny.i front the ( Oth lint. , ns llio an >
nto \ > lll not be nble to net on nny nppro
prlntlon- bills before the expiration of tht
fiscal year.
At the request of Mr. Wnlson otVnshlns
ton the Joint resolution wns passed cnlllin
on the Mcretnry of war for Infornmtloh
rolntlvo to dreglng the hnrbor of Kvfrett ,
Wash. , for the purpose ot making n fresh
water l.nrbor.
The hill Klvltiff the nr.tln.iri1 ft Northern
Minnesota HAHwny tompany n right of Wfty
through the I.erch I.nkc Indian resprvaMo * '
WKS paused , nlto n bill tuithorMtig the con.
structlon of n foot nnd wagon bridge oVc *
the. St. Crolx river between Wisconsin ( ind
Minnesota ,
At CSO : the hrmsn adjourned.
Alilrnilnirnt Ailnptrtl Exempting MutniO
SnxliiQft llnnk * from Tnintlnn.
WASHINGTON , Juno 27. Only cloven sen
ators were In the chamber when Vic *
President Stevenson called the body lo
order. Twenty minutes were consumed
awaiting the. appearance nt n quorum. A
bill to amend the net providing for the times
and places for holding terms ot United States
court In the state ot Washington was passed.
Then the ileUito on Iho Income tax provi
sions ot the tariff hilt wns resumed. Tha
pending amendment wns that ot Mr. AllUort.
to exempt corporations , companies or asso
ciations having a capital stock of less than
Mr. Hilt Immediately took the floor.
The theory of this Income tax , ho said , wa
that the Incomes ot Individual Investment *
unless they exceeded $4,000 should not bo
subject to the tax. Hut no such limitations
existed ns to corporations. He could sco no
reason for the distinction. Ho thought some
amendment should bo adopted that would
give n small corporation the same exemption
granted to Individuals.
Mr. Vest , In reply to Mr. Hill , said that
under the present system of taxation , the
tariff system , the citizens paid upon con
sumption. It wns unjust nnd unequal. Tha
poor paid practically as much ns the rich.
Property and Incomes , In his opinion , should
pay for the protection of the RO\eminent.
Mr. Allison Dually' deckled to withdraw
hln amendment altogether.
Several amondmentE were offered exempt
ing corporations , Joint stock companies and
other associations , but they were each In
turn lost. Mr. Aldrlch offered nn amend
ment to except savings banks organized on
the mutual plan .solely for the benefit ot
their depositors. It was nccepted.
Mr. Vest. In the Kama connection , offered
an amendment , which was agreed to , ex
empting mutual savings bankK conducted for
the bcnclU ct depositor in the state of Dela
Mr. Hill moved to amend section CO , to
provide for the Inspection of the accounts
of corporations subject to the tax so as to
limit the tlmo of Inspection to the period
between March t and August 1. After some
further debate , ullhout action on Mr. Hill's
amendment , the senate , nt 6:20 : , adjourned.
Veteran * of tlir I.uto Wnr Iteineiiibcrml lf
the < ipner l ( iovrrninrlit.
WASHINGTON. Juno 27.- ( Special to The
Bee. ) Pensions cratited , issue of June 14.
were :
Nebraska : Renewal Carson Jj. Andrews ,
Tlladeii , Webster. Tlelssue Samuel IT. Fra-
zler , Iliunboldt , RlcJuml.son. Original wid
ows , etc. Juliana Heillg ( mother ) , Tecum-
srli , Johnson.
Iowa : Increase IrvingA. . Btrlngham.
Des Molnea , Polk ; Solomon T. linker , Kco-
saiHiun , Van Tiurpii. " '
South Dakota : Henewnl nnd Increase-
George F. Johnson , Uedlleld , Splnk , In
crease Christopher C. ICInK , Cunning ;
Hughes : John II. Campbell , Hot Springs ,
Fall lllvcr. Reissue Andrew J. " Uraley ,
Bonesteele. Gregory. Original widows , etc ,
Almlrn Shafer , Vnlley Springs , Mlnno-
Colorado : Original widows , etc. Mary
Tlcknor. Fort Collins , Larimer.
. .
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For a number of years Judge" Joseplfv H ;
Blair has held the poHltlon of fish commis
sioner of the state , but because his other
duties required so much of his tlmo ho
resigned , the resignation to take effect on
June L An effort wns made to have him
continue looking nfter the Interests of the
llnny tribes In the lakes nnd brooks of the
state , but this was without effect. In vlewr
of the fact of the resignation , James B.
Melkle of this city lias been appointed to
III ! the vacancy. He qualified yesterday
nnd Is now ready to enter upon the dis
charge of the duties of the olllce.
At this time the commission consists of
W. I. , . May , n. H. Oakley nnd James B ,
Melkle. This year the commission hoa
planted 26,000,000 of wall-eyed pike and
countless numbers of black bass , trout and
croppies In the streams of the state. It
was the Intention of the commission to
place 1,000,000 pike In Courtland lake , but
this will not bu done so long as the prac
tice of unlawful seining IB permitted by the
authorities of this county.
A very pretty wedding took place Tuesday
evening at the residence of Mr. W , II.
Brown , 2221 Dodge street , when Miss Emily
W. Brown was married to Mr.Frnnk McNItt
In the presence of a few Invited gucstd ,
Uev. T. J. Mackay of All Saints olllclatlng- .
The parlor was tastefully decorated with
palms and llowers , and a light repast was
served to the { 'uests.
Hold your breath ,
We're going to Pant.
- ( Watch this space. )
browning , King & | xCo. , d
S. W. Corner 15th and Uouglns. * !