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THE OMAHA JA1LY , Bllv. ? FRIDAY , AJjti/ ( ( 10 ,
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
K. r.OSEWATnn , Editor.
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OKOROn II. T7.BCIIUCK.
Sworn to hpforr me nnd mtinrrlhml In my pres
ence this lit day or Aueiiit , 1KII.
( Seal. ) N. 1' . vr.lL , . Notary Public.
We thought tlie original Intention was to
have tlie now tariff law go Into effect on
June 1 , 1893 ,
According to the Hryan-Weavcr organ the
distinction between real democrats anil real
populists has become too fine for Its be
Did those bicyclers ever make comparison
of tlio expense of sending a telegram from
Washington to Denver by wire and by relay
riders of the wheel ?
It IB lucky that LI Hung Chang has not
Ven the alleged pictures of himself In the
American press. Were It otherwise there
might bo a war against America Instead of
one against Japan.
Mr. Bryan's presence will not be needed
at the meeting of the democratic state com
mittee next Monday. The state convention
will be summoned without any conscious de
sign of encouraging Mr. Bryan's senatorial
Senator Allen's bill to punish professional
lobbyists Is , we fear , destined to bo rele
gated to tlio realms of Innocuous desuetude.
There are altogether too many congressmen
and senators included lu the objectionable
Gambling in corn options Is no better
than gambling at faro or betting on the
outcome of a prize fight or horse race. The
man who Ims earned his money by honest
Industry Is worse than a fool to risk It on
margins and options In the grain pit.
The Whisky Irust must have the straight
tip that the tariff bill Is to be passed or It
would not pay out the money necessary to
take Its stock out of bond at this particular
time. This action of the trust Indicates
that It Is prompted by more than more possi
Ex-Senator Ingalls says that he Is sorry
for all the fellows who are working to be
elected or appointed to some ofllco or an-
othor. Ho furthermore adds that they can
never know what It Is to enjoy llfo until
they abandon the race for ofllco as ho has
done. Mr. Ingalls' reputation for sarcasm
lias long been established.
Senator Voorhees' defection from the uon-
ate tariff bill to tlm house bill Is occasioning
some unfavorable comment In Washington ,
Where It Is said that the Indiana senator
was at one time prepared to second Senator
Gorman lit his attack upon President Cleveland -
land for interfering In the tariff controversy.
Voorhoes' somersaults , however , have be
come too common to attract widespread at
Ono qf the arguments advanced in favor of
holding the republican state convention In
Omaha was that It would stimulate activity
and Interest among local republicans. The
prospect of the convention Is already doing
this. Clubs are being organized and meet
ings held nightly In all parts of the city.
This Is encouraging BO early In the season.
When the campaign Is once on , politics will
1)0 the tmo absorbing and all-pervading
topic. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The enterprising eastern newspaper which
la printing Iho news from the Oriental war
In the Chinese and Japanese languages for
the benefit of its Chinese and Japanese pa
trons aeems to Oiavo entirely overlooked the
Coreans In Ha dispensations. The Corcans
are as much interested In the progress at the
war as any one. The Coruans In this country
can be counted on the fingers of one hand ,
but they must bo newspaper readers. Wo
shall expect to see the war news In four
parallel columns henceforth English , Chin
ese , Japanese nnd Corcan.
The ostrich Is reputed to have the most
case-hardened stomach of any known living
creature. Ho will swallow broken glass bottles
tles , Iron splices , old boots and crushed
rock without experiencing the slightest
trouble from indigestion. The Iowa demo
crats who swallowed General Weaver uro
just a little uhcad of the a\erage ostrich In
their castlron digestive apparatus. When
they gulped down Weaver they swallowed
prohibition , woman suffrage , flatlsm , socialIsm -
Ism and every other Ism that has afflicted
American politics for the last twenty-live
years. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Sioux City hiu been lopping off fads and
high salaries in the public school * right and
left. Tlm Omaha school board has not yet
boon able to rcnllio that It has become nec
essary to bring tlio management of the pub
lic schoola down to a strictly business basis.
While every business house Ims been re
trenching , and If not cutting salaries , at
least not adding to them , the school board In
Omaha Is Increasing salaries through the
device of shortening the school year. It
gives the teachers and principals the game
pay for less work. Omaha can not hold her
self aloof from the cities Immediately sur
rounding her. She must follow Sioux City
nil Kansas City In a policy of retrench
ment. Ip this politics and favoritism must
_ lvo way to business principle * .
SIOKS OF IMI'ttOVKMRXT.
While business generally Is still far from
satisfactory tticre are unmistakable lgns of
Improvement nhlch encourage ( lie hope that
a revival Is at hand. The mutern Irado
journals note u better condition of tilings In
several lines. It Is reported of the shoo
buslncs * that nearly every manufacturer of
low-priced chocs Is supplied with all the or
der * he can fill up to October. Manufac
turers have had stocks on hand reduced to
the lowest limit , and what Is true as to
shoes Is equally true of other lines. In the
woolen trade the demand for the raw ma
terial continues active , and manufacturers
arc laying In largo Flocks. flip mills re *
port an excellent business , most of them
being filled up with orders , and It Is said
that unless the senate rates on woolens are
materially changed the mill prospects ara
more than tolerable. In the Iron and steel
trade the production of finished steel for
other purposes than rails Is so good as to
show that the consumption of step ! outside
of the rail demand IB about as large as when
Industry was moro artlve.
A feature of the situation Is that In most
Industries ( here Is no attempt being made
to provide for the future , production being
for the most part confined to supplying ac
tual wants as represented by orders on hand.
This Is n perfectly natural condition , of
things under existing circumstances , but It
none the less clotrly points to a revival just
as soon as the tariff question Is settled. The
vital fact In the situation Is that there U
room for a considerable Increase In stocks
In all lines , and when all uncertainty Is
removed the building up of stocks will be
commenced , .assuming , of course , that no
material changes are made In the pending
tariff bill. Of this there seems to be IHtle
probability. If an agreement can be
reached on the Items over which the senate
and house conferees are now struggling
there will be little difficulty or loss of time
In reaching an understanding as to every
thing else about which there Is a difference.
The latest advices from Washington do not
Indicate that an agreement Is probable , but
It appears likely that there will be definitive
action one way or the other before the close
of the week. All efforts seem now to be
directed to securing some sort of a com
promise , neither sldo being willing to make
a complete concession of the demand of the
other , and it Is by no means certain that a
compromise can bo effected.
The signs are that the Industrial Inter
ests arc ready to expand operations the mo
ment they know what the tariff conditions
are to be for the next few years. The con
dition of the corn crop Is a rather unfor
tunate feature In the situation , but this may
prove not to be so serjous as Is now ap
prehended. Altogether the outlook for do
mestic trndo Is more encouraging , and while
recovery must be slow It seems to be well
assured. The foreign trade continues to
be disappointing , but a revival in that direc
tion , ali > o , may be confidently anticipated
within the next sixty days. At any rate the
situation Is far from hopeless.
nKVKXUh UXDint TllK XKTAltlFF. \ \
Assuming that an agreement on the new
tariff bill will be reached , as the latsst advices
appear to warrant , and that the changes in
the schedules of the pending bill will not
be such as to very materially affect the es-
tlmato of results from that measure. It will
be Interesting to refer to the final figures
of the treasury experts of the probable re
ceipts from customs under the operation of
tlie senate bill. These estimates were made
two weeks ago and are based upon the as
sumption that the Imports will be the same
as for the fiscal year 1S93. It Is admitted
that reduced duties and the disturbances to
the regular movement of trade caused by
tariff changes will modify these figures and
probably Increase Importations , but there is
no substantial data for estimating what this
Increase may be. The Importations for 1893
were among the largest In the commercial
history of the country , and It will require
a very considerable development of new
trade to carry those of 1895 and succeeding
years beyond them. Still It Is possible that
they will be exceeded.
Under the existing law the receipts from
customs for the fiscal year of 1893 amounted
In round figures to $198,000,000. The esti
mated receipts from the senate bill as It
now stands arc $179,000,000 , which is $55,000-
000 more than It was estimated the house
bill would yield. The large difference In
revenue In favor of the senate bill comes
chiefly from sugar , which It is estimated
will ylold $43,000,000 , so that the Increases
In other schedules amount to only about
$11,000,000 , and the amount may bo still
loss In the event of Iron ore being placed
on the free list , which would require a re
vision of the metal schedule. Hut accept
ing as approximately correct the estimate
of customs receipts under the pending bill
they will fall below those of the existing
Uw for 1893 to the amount of only about
$20,000,000 , though this reduction represents
not moro than one-third the amount lost on
the schedules other than sugar. If the esti
mated revenue from sugar be taken from
the estimate of total revenue tinder the
senate bill it will bo seen that the reduc
tion from all other schedules , on the com
parison with 1893 , Is about $62,030,000. From
internal revenue the estimated increase under
the senate bill Is $20,000,000 from spirits ,
$3,000,000 from playing cards and $30,000,000
from the Income tax , which added to $160-
000,000 under the existing law makes a total
of $213,000,000. Add to this the probable
receipts from the postal service and mis
cellaneous sources , $101.000,000 , and there Is
an estimated grand total of revenue of
If this should be realized and the secretary
of the treasury's estimate of expenditures
for 1895 should not be exceeded , us It prob
ably will not be , there would bo a surplus
of about $48,000.000 , but this could not be
come available within the year following
the enactment of the law. The Income tax
feature of the bill Is not to go into effect
until January 1 next , and It will probably
bo a couple of mouths after that tlmo be
fore there IB much revenue from this source.
Then It will doubtless be fully six months
after the taking effect of the law before
there Is any considerable revenue from sugar ,
the refining Interest having taken full advantage
vantageof Us opportunity to accumulate a
supply of raw sugar and bring It Into the
country free of duty , which will supply Its
requirements until the next crop , U Is
hardly likely , therefore , that the treasury will
get to exceed one-third of the estimated
revenue from sugar during the current fiscal
year. Assuming that the treasury will got
nothing from sugar or from the Income tax
tor &Ix months It must. In order to meet
obligations , realize In full the estimated re
ceipts from other sources of revenue. It
Is hardly probable that It will bo able to
do thin. It certainly cannot from whisky ,
because from $12,000,000 to $13,000,000 of
the whisky tax ha * been anticipated In order
to avoid the Increased tax. It is reason
ably expected that the Importations will be
heavy u aoon a. the tariff bill b enacted ,
but owing to prices and curtailed consmnp-
.tlou the amount of Importations- very likely
to fall below expectations. While , there
fore , the senate bill contemplates an ample
revenue under normal conditions , It Is moro
than possible that the treasury wilt continue
to experience a deficit for some months after
Its enactment and may still be compelled
to Issue more bonds , with the ostensible pur
pose of .replenishing the gold reserve.
X OF AAtll
The bill passed by the senate as a suh- >
( tllutc for the house measure providing for
consular Inspection of Immigrants adds an
archists to the list of persona to be ex
cluded from this country. The house bill ,
which ptovldcd that all aliens proposing
to come to the United States should have
their records Investigated by American con
suls and would not be permitted to enter
our ports without a consular certificate , was
not satisfactory to the secretary of the treas
ury or the secretary of state , chlclly for the
reason that It would Involve both depart
ments In the execution of the law. The bill
passed by the senate Is understood to have
been drawn by the secretary of the treas
ury , and It received the support of both
democrats and republicans.
The bill provides that no alien anarchist
shall hereafter be permitted to land at any
port of the United States or be admitted
Into the United States , but this shall not be
so construed as to apply topolitlcal ref
ugees or political offenders. In explaining
the measure Senator Hill said the last clause
was deemed necessary so as to avoid all
question In regard to persons In other coun
tries who are engaged In some proceeding
to overturn one government In order to re
place It with another. The board of special
Inquiry , authorized under existing law and
appointed by the secretary of the treasury ,
U required to make diligent Investigation as
to the antecedents of aliens charged with
being anarchists , and in every case whore
a charge Is sustained by the evidence to
order deportation. It Is further provided
that the secretary of the treasury , when
he Is satisfied that an alien has been allowed
to land or has come Into the United Slates
contrary to the Immigration laws , may issue
a warrant and cause such alien Immigrant
to be taken Into custody and returned to the
country whence he came. A foreign-born
and unnaturallzed citizen convicted of any
crime or misdemeanor In the United States ,
who will be shown to . bo an anarchist
whose presence here will be a menace to the
government or to the peace and well being
of society In general , In addition to other
punishments adjudged , shall be taken be
fore a commissioner of Immigration , who
shall order his deportation at the expense
of the United States to the country from
which he came. The secretary of the treas
ury Is authorized to appoint Inspectors at
such ports of departure as he may deem
necessary , whose duty It shall be to Inspect
passengers embarking for the United States ,
such Inspectors to have authority to forbid
the transportation of any person belonging
to the excluded classes. A penalty Is pro
vided In the case of ship masters who disre
gard the orders of Inspectors. The fact
that an Immigrant has declared his Inten
tion to become a citizen of the United States
shall constitute no bar to the proceedings
against him under this act or the acts to
which It Is an amendment.
It will be seen that the measure Is com
prehensive , and It would doubtless effect
the desired object. The question Is , does
it leave open a way by which Injustice might
bo practiced and wrong done to Innocent per
sons ? The civilized world Is arrayed against
anarchism. All the principal nations are
discussing plans to exclude anarchists from
their territory. Enlightened public senti
ment everywhere Is that the man who es
pouses and preaches anarchy should have no
country. Unquestionably the great ma
jority of the American people hold this view.
Tint our legislation should bo so judiciously
and carefully framed that no Injustice will
result from It. The bill passed by the sen
ate will be further discussed in conference
and some of its features are likely to be
LEGISLATION VOH TllK LOllIil' .
The professional lobby , against which Sen
ator Allen has Introduced a bill Into the
senate , while perhaps a very serious evil at
Washington , Is by no means absent In the
various state capitals. In fact It Is usually
found to be more bold and moro corrupt In
the halls of legislatures less conspicuous
than congress. Its pernicious influence has
been felt at all our seats of government ,
Washington convenes being by no means an
exclusive favorite. Nor Is this the first legisla
tion that has been proposed to check the
abuse. Measures have been advanced In
numerous quarters to put an end to the
career of the professional lobbyist , but the
opposition has almost Invariably succeeded
In killing off those that were pushed In
earnest. Massachusetts , however , has been
operating for four > ears under a law regu
lating the lobby and her experience with this
piece of legislation has been fairly satis
The Massachusetts law for the regulation
of the lobby was the outcome of the scandals
exposed by the West End Street railway In
vestigation of 1890. It alms not to suppress
lobbying , but to make It subject to public
surveillance , well knowing that the light of
publicity must alone tend to reduce the prac
tice to a minimum. The way in which it
dues this is by recognizing the propriety of
having Interests especially concerned with
particular legislation represented before the
committees whose duty It Is to report upon
them and by requiring a registry or docket
of all persons authorized to work for or
against legislative proposals. Under the
law there are really two dockets kept , ono
for counsel and one for legislative agents.
The former is for the lawyers retained to
argue their clients' cases before committees ,
the other for professional or occasional lob
byists , men who try to see the members and
to Influence them to vote for the measures
which they are hired to advocate. These
dockets are by law open to public Inspection ,
so that any ono can In a moment learn how
much lobbying Is being done for any slnglo
The operation of tlm law has , as wo have
said , been fairly satisfactory. It hat reduced
the so-called third house to a mere beggarly
handful. In 1893 lobbyist * were registered
on sixty-three different matters and there
were twenty men In all. Near the close of
the legislative session this year lobbyists
hod been registered on only twenty-seven
mutters and sixteen different men were re
corded , and of tliebe sixteen only seven were
to bo regarded us professionals by reason of
long service In the cause. Many of the
former legislative onhanger * were driven to
the desperate expedient of working for par
ticular measures of their own accord and
trusting to the benevolence of tlio beneficiaries
ficiaries to recompense them for their work.
On the other hand , the publicity of the lob
byists' list has no restraining effect upon the
member who U seeking to veil hli vote if
he Is willing to dlsuenso with a middle man
In his ncgdlinrtfins. He can find out without
difficulty wh.o Ij spending money on attor
neys nnd ancnu In the intercut of certain
bills and l | hjh go to them directly with
any comip'ipc'UjoMtlon. | , ) Corrupt legislator *
seem boundJaJlnd n way to turn their op
portunities UiRiianclat account. The Massa
chusetts Ian-removes tome of the temptation ,
but It loei'n't and cannot eradicate the
corrupt motJvps of bad legislators. The
Mnsaclninetuj ) experiment cannot but bo In
structive to Te'formcrs In other states.
'llK WKATHNIt ( WKSSUlt ,
ft 8. To the Editor of The
Dec : In The rUee of August 7 I find the
The weather bureau seems to be entirely
demoralized Hia season. Nearly every fore
cast this summer ftas been a delusion and
a snare. This may not be chargeable to
the Wilson bill , the repeat of the Sherman
law or the Pullman strike , but It comes
mighty near destroying whatever confidence
the people have had In the official weather
Ily referring to the telegraphic reports of
local rains In this state published In your
own paper , and comparing the dates upon
which forecasts for local rains for the state
of Ncbraski were Issued from this ofllcc ,
I think you will see the Injustice done me
In the enclosed clipping.
Since you have taken a delight In "nag
ging" the service In your editorial columns
ever since I have been In charge of the local
office , It may give you some satisfaction to
learn that I have reason to hope that my
term of service here Is drawing rapidly tea
a close. OKOHGB 13. HUNT.
L.icat Fopjuast Ofllclal.Unltcd States Weather
The rice nas no disposition to "nag" the
local forecast uncial , nor docs It delight In
poking fun at the service. Our strictures
have no reference to Mr. Hunt or any other
Individual connected with the weather fore
casts. The headquarters of the bureau
are at Washington and the forecasts fcr this
section are wired from Washington. These
forecasts hive been disappointing. In
nearly every Instance the predictions have
failed to materialize. As a natural se
quence pecple have lost confidence In the
weather bureau , and The IJee only gave ex
pression to popular sentiment when It de
clared the forecasts to bo a delusion and a
snare. The Dee would have "nagged" the
bureau and Its astrologers just as much
had the unreliable predictions been made
up by General Greely's signal office , night
hero let us add that unless the weather
guessing shall be done more accurately than
It has been for the last three months for
this section the money expended by the
government for telegraphing forecasts and
maintenance of Iccal observers is an absolute -
It Is now almost certain that the work cf
organized relief will have to be much more
extensive the qimlng winter than It was
last year. It Is also certain that a heavier
county relief fundf will have to be provided
to meet the wants of destitute people who
will look to 'the 'county ' for fuel and other
necessaries. The problem the county com
missioners will have to deal with Is how
to obtain the best results with the means at
hand. Much will , of course , depend upon
the policy pursued In the purchase of sup
plies and the method pursued in distribu
tion. If the , county would by in its supply
of coal during , the , summer season and con
tract for carload lots a large saving could
doubtless be 'effected. In other words , by
buying at summer rates we would get a
larger quantity of fuel for the same money.
Another nece&sary reform should be the dis
tribution of thn fuel direct Instead of doling
out orders for"halt' or quarter of a ton ( o
each famll"The store order system re
sults in sho-t weights. Inferior quality of
fuel and uncertain delivery. The effect of
this system is that four fuel orders have to
be paid for where three would bo ample If
the quality and quantity were up to stand
ard. It Is not too early to project what
ever reforms and changes are to bo made In
the distribution of relief if the commissioners
propose to take advantage of the present
low rates of coal.
Congressman Springer of Illinois , the
author of the arbitration bill that has been
favorably reported to the house , Is quoted
as saying that he does not expect any legis
lation from this congress as the result of
the recent strike troubles. Ho points to the
fact that the present session Is already too
far gone to permit of any Important measure
of thla kind being taken up for
consideration , and that the next ses
sion Is a short session , at which
all the time at the disposal of congress will
be occupied by appropriation bills and ad
ministration bills that have the right of way.
The lesson of the strike therefore Is likely
to bo lost for the present , at least so far
as congressional legislation is concerned , un
less the recommendations of the strike in
vestigating commission Is sufficiently brief
and to the point to' command the almost un
animous support of the two houses of con
gress. That report , however , cannot be
made until the next session of congress ,
when the chances of bearing fruit will be
greatly against it.
Woman suffragists who hare been count
ing upon a victory for their cause In Kansas
to offset in some small degree the- failure In
New York will doubtless be much wrought
up by the allegation that defects In the legis
lation submitting the constitutional amend
ment will prevent a vote on the question
this fall. Were this assertion made by out
spoken opponents of woman suffrage it
would bo ascribed to partisan malice , but
coming , as It does , from the candidate for
governor on the prohibition ticket , and one
committed to tile purpose of the amendment ,
it must create consternation In the woman
suffrage cump-vU.incans that In case the
amendment carrlessat the election It will
have to pass an interpretation by the courts
of the law proUdlng for submission. The
discovery , If It Is u 'discovery ' , cannot bo wel
come to the woman suffrage agitators.
Senator VIIasH is still waiting to be made
biographer to | fts ( $ onor. Grover Cleveland ,
by special nppolntniont of the president.
Col. lloiitltiuiiilltliff Nutloiml Gitiuo.
The tariff bllijJHke ) , | , u jack pot. The
longer It remaJiiH unopened the moro it Is
sweetened , ' '
TueutyiYmrft ABO unit Now.
lll > Kx < Dt'iiiocrut ,
Real Improveml-nfMId not set In nftcr the
panic of 1873 until about four yers had
passed , but In the 1BU ! punlo Improvement
has come within a. year. All that Is needed
now to bring ; .about a thorough business re
vival la for congress to finish ItB work and
The "Milmo Wmlnr" nt Koine.
New York Tlmci.
Mr. nornian U the boa of Maryland poll-
tics. Ho can Hecuru any Indorsement that
he axkH for that Ills heelers dare to give.
Ho lius but to press the button nnd they
will deliver anything ordered that they hnvo
lu Htock. Hut apparently lie doe * , not usk
for approval of his present policy. He Is u
very lonely man. ileetlntr ufter meeting ,
paper ufter popper , with muny Htrong Indi
vidual ciemocnit.H. are denouncing' him mid
his motives. It Is the na.mv with Smith In
New Jersey nnd Hrlce In Ohio. Considering
their political experience and xklll. this in u
Htrungo imsltlon. There are these three
Henatom on one sldo end the whole demo
cratic party on the other. The reuu.lt of the
tight should not be doubtful.
Kansan City Stnr ( Ind ) . Alabama doein't
want any gubernatorial paresis I if hers.
Minneapolis Journal ( repIColb ) appears
to have been turned di\Mi In Alabama yesterday -
terday , II Is Interesting , however , to SOP
democrats fighting democrats In n southern
ttate nnd both factions hustling for the negro
Detroit Free I'rcss ( item. ) : The ilrmoeratlc
parly will continue to win to long as It stands
by the people on this supreme Issue of the
day. The allied seekers of political plunder
will fall as they have done In Tcnnesttc
Chicago Journal ( rep. ) : From the returns
It appears that for every democrat who went
Into the cave of Kolb there were found two
republicans \\lio preferred some pretense of
government , under Oatos to a reign of folly
and fury under Kolb's control.
New York World ( item. ) : In the present
discouraged condition of the democratic party
any victory Is gratifying. The election of a
courageous candidate on a good platform
over a demagogue supported by and unprinci
pled coalition Is particularly gratifying.
Globe-Democrat ( rep. ) : Hut even the
Alabama republicans will not don crape over
the democratic victory. Kolb belongs to
that reckless and pestiferous clement which
pro'luced Tlllman of South Carolina , Ljwelllng
of Kansas and \Vnltc of Colorado. As lie-
tween men of that stamp and the average
democrat the republicans prefer the democrat
Chicago Trlbuno ( rep. ) : The Alabama dem
ocrats want n currency which \\orth.50 .
cents on the dollar nnd the populists a Cur
rency which Is worth a nickel or nothing on
the dollar. It Is better , therefore , that the
half-way honcn' party should win than the
hopelessly dishonest one. That seems to
have beqn one reason why so many colored
republicans voted for Gates.
Jt.llttflN IB II11.I.IS' .
Chicago Tribune : If the office of United
States bcnator from NeBraska Is hunting
around for a man It will find Congressman
Bryan walking briskly about and coughing
Chicago Ilecord : Tart of Congressman
Bryan's support during the coming campaign
In Nebraska no doubt will come from people
who , In Imagination , have heard him ad
dressing a few ally remarks to the Gorman
coterie in the senate.
Buffalo Express : Representative Ilryan ,
tin- boy orator of Nebraska , has consented
to be the candidate of the free silver demo
crats of his slate for the United States sen
ate. This Is another Incident which will be
more annoying to the administration than to
Chicago Hecord : The strength of his can
didacy , however , like Its significance , lies In
the fact that Mr. Ilryan Is actively repre
sentative of the radical tendencies to be
found In the members of both parties In
the middle west. He Is a free silver man
and an advocate of the income tax. He
stands for the nationalization of railroads ,
the national arbitration of labor troubles and
tariff for revenue only.
AJUIKASK.l A.\J > A'KIUIASKAXS.
The board of directors of the I'awnee
county fair have decided not to hold an ex
hibition this year.
An Aurora man sold 3,000 bushels of old
corn the other day for CO cents a bushel.
Several small lots have recently brought CO
Incendiaries set flro to the big Ice houses
of Swift & Co. at Ashland , but the hltue
was discovered In time to prevent the dcsruc ;
tlon of the building.
Six teams attached to a threshing machine
ran away near Auiora and tore the thresher
all to pieces , besides budly injuring the
driver , John liarbee.
A stock company of populist farmers has
bought the plant of the Craig Times and
will remove It to Tekamah , where an organ
of the Independent party will be Issued.
Fire at Ashland destroyed the barn In
the rear of the La Fountain livery stable ,
and for n time It looked as though there
would be an extensive conflagration. Prompt
action by the fire department , however , re
sulted In the flames being confined to the
structure where they originated.
While engaged In her household duties nt
lirr home In Scward , the dress of Mrs. K.
K. Schlck caught Ore at the bottom ami
blazed up. She dropped on the floor and
called for her daughters , who arrived In
time to rescue their mother from an awful
death by smothering tlio llames with
Mrs. Pete Kulin of Beatrice went Into
the house the other night , leaving her 15-
months-old child on the back purch. She
was only gone a moment , but when she re
turned the little one was nowhere to be
seen. A hasty searuji was made nnd the
child was discovered In a boiler of water
that hud been used for scrubbing purposes.
When taken from the boiler he was in an
unconscious condition , and It was thought
for a time there was no chance for his re
covery , but after a half hour's persistent
effort , the child was icEuseltated , but suf
fered Intensely throughout the night. The
fact that concentrated lye had been used
In the water makes the matter much worse ,
as the child's eyes are severely Injured , and
It Is feared permanently so.
If Corn Is King his rain Is "an Irrldlscent
dream , "
It is now Tarsney's turn to make the
It Is quite evident the Louisiana senators
have nothing to arbitrate.
The voting cattle of Alabama show a de
cided preference for Dates over Kolbs.
In the light of recent events , blue matches
the complexion of Lt Hung Chang better
Some political orators are so carried away
by their weird effervescence us to Imagine
they are corkers.
Mankind cheerfully concedes the brilliancy
of Old Sol , but there is no occasion for per
sistently rubbing It in.
Mine , lloulangcr , mother of the famous
general , died recently In Paris at the ad
vanced age of 92 years. Her maiden name
A Massachusetts judge has deeded that
Ice cream Is a necessity. He has probably
gone through a costly experience with the
Kugeno Field has Invented a new beati
tude. "HlessoJ Is he. " he says , "wiio iet- ;
toth to the bathroom first of a morning , for
ho gettcth all the hot water. "
President Dole's whiskers have reached a
luxuriance that Insures a crop of populism
In Hawaii. Perhaps Queen LU will bo the
Lease of tlia new dispensation.
A well-meaning but Indiscreet young man
who essayed the role of peacemaker In a
hot , windy neighborhood quarrel was res
cued by a policeman from the jaws of death.
Another reform Is abroad In New Ycik.
It IH proposed to remove tlie buttons from
the back of policemen's coats , and thus relieve
lievo the finest from the temptation of
hitching their thumbs In that miRgadlivo
section of their apparel.
Congressman Lafe Pence , the Colorado
populist , declines to stand for a second
term , giving as his reasons that ho cannot
live In Washington on $5,000 a year. AU
most any excuse will serve as a means of
escaping the republican avaluncho.
The youngest member of the GoargU bar
Is Kdwln Harrison Bleckloy , who Is not yet
six months old. He was unanimously
elected a member of the association last
Tuesday. Thla Interesting Infant is the son
of Chief Justice Dleckley's old ago. Judgu
Illcckley Is not far from 80 , and his wed
ding two years ago attracted much uHtn-
tlon In Georgia and throughout the tdirh.
Dr. Meldon of Dublin , Ireland , weighs a
trifle of 378 pounds or so , but he managcsi to
ride a bicycle and play lawn tennis.
General Horace Porter says of the Grant
monument in New York ; "Thi } only unlooked -
looked for delay upon thn whole- work so far
was the general strike of the granlto cut
ters , lasting about six months , Tlie rrat
work lion until lately bcon going 0:1 : at the
quarries. There the granite bbcka fur the
principal portion of the slruct'jro have been
substantially finished , the structure hero Is
now rising at about the rate of three feet
a week. The contract calls for completion
of the utructuro the 1st of Decambor next
year , and from the progress at the ( | iurrio
there Is no good reason to doubt that the
terms of the contract will bo ( uinilud us to
Shall the Party Commit Itself to a Tattooed
Standard Bearer ?
The candidacy of Thomas J. Majara confronts - the following bill , ccrtlflM to by T. J.
fronts the republican patty of Nebraska A * Majors as president of the senate , was placdl
a menace to Its success In the Impending In the hands of the auditor and a warrant
campaign. To elevate him to Iho position ot for $75 as Issued to W. M. Taylor an bal-
standard bearer will place the paity on tlio inco duo for alleged services In the senate
defensive and subject It to a galling flro that for the last fifteen days of the month :
THU TELL-TALE CEHTIPIOATIJ.
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Milc uc J e..J..tiiUciatlOcrntii > criHttc , - - - L..3..7. .C.
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Deduct amount drawn , - f .2.fe , .r > _ .
JlalancctlHe , -
Lincoln , yvt. . c/ IfJl.
J hereby rtrdfy thai l/ie ci6orc acrount It correct nmMiuf ,
Jlccchfd of T.ir.lWXTO&A\iMarafl \ > u
Warrant 2fo.(0/f..l/07/.lti\Qunt \ ,
It could not withstand. Every candidate and
every party leader on the stump would bo
compelled to champion the candidacy of a
man who Is tattooed with a record of In-
delllble Infamy. They would bo confronted
at every crossroad with the story of the
forged census returns that scandalized the
state at the national capital and placed a
stigma upon the man whom the people of
this commonwealth had honored with a place
In the halls of congress as their representa
tive. They would be confronted with the
moro recent misbehavior of that same ex-
congressman while acting In capacity of
president of the stale senate.
During two sessions of the legislature In
which he occupied the responsible and honor
able position of presiding ofllcer at the upper
houso'by virtue of his election ns lieutenant
governor , Mr. Majors was notoriously a tool
and capper for the corporation lobby , and
exerted all his power and Influence , during
each session ot the legislature to promote
jobbery and assist boodle schemes and ob
struct , sidetrack and defeat all railway reg
ulation bills and measures to curb the rapac
ity of corporate monopoly.
SCANDALIZED THE STATE.
During the session of 1891 the state was
scandalized by the abduction of Senator
Taylor , a populist , who had been elected on
the anti-monopoly platform , which pledged
him to support a maximum rate law. It
is notorious that Taylor was on confidential
terms with Lieutenant Governor Majors ,
and especially with his private sec
retary , Walt M. Seely. There Is
no doubt whatever that Majors and
Scely must have known of the plot to abduct
Taylor In order to keep him from casting hU
vote for the Newberry maximum rate bill.
Taylor's abduction created such a sensa
tion that even If Majors had not been ad
vised about the plot he could not have been
Ignorant of the fact that Taylor had disap
peared. The fact that Majors directed the
sergeant-at-arms to have Taylor arrested
shows absolute knowledge on the part of
Majors of the disappearance of Taylor.
The records of the auditor's office show
that Taylor had drawn $202,40 as his pay
and mileage for the session up to the time
of his abrupt departure In the mlddlo of
On March 31 , when the session closed ,
The above Is a fac simile ot the certificate
signed by Lieutenant Governor Majors and
approved by the auditor , as now on file In
the office of the auditor of state.
The warrant for $ " ( was cashed by Walt
M. Secly , private secretary of the lieutenant
governor , and pocketed by him. Taylor
never received a penny ot this money fraudu
lently procured by the connivance of tlia
This act alone stamps Thomas J. Majors ai
a dangerous man In any public office. When
he certified that Taylor hud served through
the entire term ho knowingly and wit
tingly committed a grave crime that laid
him liable not only to Impeachment , but to
prosecution In the criminal courts.
Had Majors certified to a fraudulent
voucher In the army , or duplicated his own
pay In the army pay roll , he would have
been court martlnled and cashiered In dis
grace. Where the offense was as flagrant
as the Taylor voucher fraud , ho would have
been made to servo a sentence in a military
prison. Is this the kind of a man the re
publicans of Nebraska are asked to make
chief executive of state and commander-ln-
chlef of the military forces of the common
THE SENATE OIL IIOOM.
The climax of Infamy on the part of the
lieutenant governor was the conversion ot
his private ofllcc adjoining the senate cham
ber Into a legislative oil room , In which
liquor was dispensed freely to members of the
senate who were addicted to drink , nnd to
lobbyists , male and female , who resorted to
the loom for debauching the law makers.
Every follow who belonged to the gang
carried a Yale lock key In his pocket so ns
to have access at all times , night or day ,
when the senate was in session or ut recess ,
to the demijohns and decanters filled with
choice brands of liquor , with which the lieu
tenant governor's room was generously sup
plied regardless of expense by the corporate
concerns whoso bills were to bo logrolled
through and whoso Interests were to ha
protected by the bland , affable and accom
modating lieutenant governor.
Can republicans stultify themselves anil
jeopardize their cause by placing a man with
such a record at the head of the ticket ?
Vi tf * <
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THE TELL-TALE TAYLOR ORDER. , ? _ jjjVl , _ , . . _ u . ; .
The above Is a fac simile of the order of
the abducted ex-senator authorizing Walt
Seely to receipt the vouchers and warrants
for his unearned salary. It will be noted
that the order Is In the handwriting of Walt
M. Seely , private secretary of Lieutenant
Chicago Tribune : "Those who don't llkp
of . " oil-
my course In the matter HiiBiir.
nerved the eminent senator , placidly stirring
Ilia cold ten , "can lump it. "
Life : "After his election to congress did
he affect the iPKlHlntlon of the country for
good ? " "YeH ; both housed adjourned for a
day when he died. " _
Somervllle Journal : It Is nlway.s easy 'fur
a mim to see how his neighbor who liven
across the Htreet might Improve the ap
pearance of his pluco !
Philadelphia Ilecord : The ladles know
How to ilrcHH. These ure the dog days that
need muslin. _
Lowell Courier : At the summer watering
places the frtrls wilt always bo found on
the nonny sldo of the piazza.
Uuffalo Courier : The hotel porter who
falls to arouse n guest when
lm ashamed ot liln
do w ) hus reason to
calling. _ _ _
Washington Star : Edltor-You're too early
reads : "All
t U mean , the flnt of the
year ! _ _ _
Indianapolis Journal : "What do you think
of this Idea of communicating with Mur.r *
"It strikes me that until wo get rid of
the present congress the It-is we expoao
ourxeWa to comment from other worlds
the better. " _
New York Press : "Then your father
Hhowft no dl8K | > Hltlon to recede from the
ground ho IUIH takau ? " Bald theyouth. . The
muldcn ulghetl and hgok her head. "Ho
Is unalterably opposed U > you. " "Cun wo
not have a conference ? " he nsked. "It Is
Idle to augKCSt It ; Uo would Uecllno to be-
Governor Majors. It purports to bo dated
at Portland , Ore. , but Is written on an of
ficial blank , headed with the name of the
lieutenant governor , at the Donate chatnhar ,
Lincoln , Neb. , with the datu line left blank ,
except the figures 1891.
Glen FallM Ill-publican : "To Whom are wo
Indebted for this cull ? " nmllfil MPB Walt-
nblt , IIH uhe greeted a good looking man at
the fiont iloor. "The butcher , ma'iim , " was
the reply. "H'H $9.8 > > . Thero'H a hill "
come a conferee ; thorc la n fatnt ( law In
your position. " "What Is If" finked tlm
iigonl7.fi | youth. "Reginald , " Hhu Hobbi-d ,
"the truth must come out ; you haven t yo |
the Hugur. "
New York llprnlu.
"Wnltfr ! " I cried. "I ennnot Bny
What kind of food I want today ,
Mutton or beef or veal or whut ,
The weather Is BO liratitly hot "
The waller mulled anil Hiilil to mo * " > .
"In Hprlng lamb hash you'JI get all thiee. "
A HTHKKT JAMHKAT.
Now York 1'rem.
The mnld went tripping' ucromi the utroet ,
Quito freely itlfpluylntf the ruiwcttf neat.
That covered the JalntlcHt of dulnty feet.
JiiHt then the watering curt came by
And ilrencliwl the crossing that er-l was
And the tnnldcn Htoppcd and exclaimed
"Oh , myl"
A man to the crossing cumo and he
At the patent leiithuni looked ruefully ,
.That had cost , at the very leant , a V
Then he felt the passion within him ntitrt ,
AH ho looked at the heavily Hprlnklvd part
Of the dtieet , and. he cried " thur
curt ! "
The mnlden looked at thn man and said ,
As u ravishing nmtlo hur fuco o'emprend ,
And Hhu lifted her wklrt and rumimed lift
"That1- the talltl"
Acrosslnif the croaslnf , -