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THE OMAH/V DAILY BEE ; TUBS DAY , AUGUST II , 1891.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
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OKOKOn H. T7.SCHUCK.
Bworn to before me nnd mihicrllied In my pres
ence tills lit day of Aucuxt , 1KH.
( Seal. ) N. P. KiiU Notary Public.
Poor Orovcr ! What will lie do now ?
Adlnl Is but commencing to have a proper
Dense of his own Importance.
It doesn't require a modern Columbus to
discover that the tariff conferees have missed
The blcyclo Is a great medium of com
munication. Hut wo doubt whether It will
over supplant the telegraph and the tele
phone. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
For the Information of the general public
wo wish to state that the much talked of
yellow jacket Is In no way related , to the
The United States senate seems to have
embarked in the business of manufacturing
ties and that despite the discouraging out
look caused by a tlcd-up tariff bill.
As a harmonlzer the president's letter to
Chairman Wilson would have proved a won
derful success had It been administered In
homeopathic instead of allopathic doses.
The fads and supernumeraries in the
schools must go. The common people want
the substantial of education ; those who
want the luxuries can get them at their own
expense. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Deportation under the Chinese exclusion
net would bo the worst possible punishment
that could possibly be inflicted so long as
the war between China , and Japan is In
Senator Gorman Insists that ho always
keeps campaign promises , and It seems that
the president of the United States and nearly
the whole of congress can't make him break
With Improved country roads It is safe
to say that the tlmo made by the relay bl
cycle riders from "Washington to Denver
could be reduced by at least another twenty-
What If the democratic -state convention
ohould filially decide to put some * stalwart
administration democrat in nomination for
the United States senate. Where would Mr.
Bryan bo then ?
It the Iowa democrats are able to swallow
Weaver for congress It will only bo because
eo many years of the prohibitory law has
accustomed them to swallowing any de
coctions upon which they could get their
Isn't It almost tlmo for the municipal league
to wake up ? There are nine ward council
man to bo chosen In this city at the fall
election. Reform in municipal government
must begin with the city council. Wo under
stand that the watchword of the municipal
league Is municipal reform.
It Is seine tlmo tilnco wo last were In
formed that an agreement had been .reached
between the city and the railroad companies
by which the viaducts across the lattor's
tracks were to be placed In a safe condition.
Ono of the viaducts Is still closed to traffic
and the other open at the citizen's risk.
Should the city attempt to close ono of the
busiest streets In the city there would bo a
tremendous uproar resulting. It Is about
time for the city to Insist upon a repair
agreement that will repair.
The Pullman company threatens to evict
this week all the tenants of the model town
ivjio ore In arrears for rent , and there ore
5,000 of thorn. Summary measures are to be
taken to remove them from the territory over
which the Pullman company rules. Where
the unfortunate people are to go or what they
nro to do is to bo loft for them to dcvlso.
In anticipation Chicago will do well to pre
pare for an invasion of the unemployed be-
Blclo which nil the Industrial armies combined
would cut but a small figure.
Omaha business men must not forgst that
the state fair is to bo relocated for a period
of Ave years this fall. The city that shall
bo selected will have to persuade the mem
bers of the State Hoard of Agriculture that
U -contribute more to the success of the
fair than any other city competing for It.
The way to get the state fair located In
Omaha Is to formulate a proposition that
no other Nebraska town can equal. Nothing
will bo gained by waiting until the last
possible moment before making a move In
Conerossman Dolllver of Iowa ought not
to bo unduly worried over the endorsement
by the democrats of the populist nominee
for congress In the Tenth district. At the
last election , when Mr , Dolllver was reelected -
elected , he received over 23,000 votes to
0,000 for all the other candidates combined.
I ( ho merely holds his own , then , he will
liavo majority of 3,500. His populist oppo
nent this year cannot hope to poll the whole
democratic vote , nor can ho cxpsct any ma
terial defection from the republican column.
Congressman Uolllver ought to bo returned
to the Fifty-fourth congress , fusion or no
The long struggle between tlio senate nnt
the house of representatives over the tarlf
bill has ended In a complete victory ( or the
former. The surrender of tlio house was
absolute and unconditional' The senate bill
with Its hundreds of amendments to the bll
passed by the house , making It substantially
a now measure , was accepted by the demo
crats of the house without a change. 1'cr *
haps the president should bo Included In the
surrender , but this cannot be determine !
until It Is known what he will do with the
bill , which will bo sent to him directly from
the house. Thcro Is reason to believe that
Mr , Cleveland was fully prepared for the
action of the caucus of the house democrats
He wns In consultation last Friday and Sat
urday with Speaker Crisp , Chairman Wilson
of the ways and means committee and other
leaders , and It Is a fair Inference that he
gave his assent to what they have since done.
If BO It ought to be perfectly safe to assume
that ho will approve the bill , although to do
BO will Involve an cxtrcino of sclf-stultlflca
tlon which no president has yet been guilty
of and an acquiescence In "party perfidy"
and "party dishonor" that Mr. Cleveland
will have great difficulty In finding an ad
mlsslblo excuse for.
In the light of President Cleveland's letter -
tor to Mr. Wilson , the speech of the latter
on reporting the first disagreement of the
senate nnd house conferees , the utterances
of other democrats In the house , and the
decisive vote by which the house ordered a
continuance of the conference , the complete
surrender to the senate Is most remarkable ,
Then the country was told In the most
unambiguous and uncompromising terms that
under no circumstances would the house ac
cept the sugar schedule framed In the Inter
est of the trust and abandon the vital demo
cratic principle of free raw materials by
agreeing to n duty on Iron ore and coal. In
the Impassioned address of the chairman of
the ways and means committee ho declared
that it would bo better tariff legislation
by this congress should fall than that the
democratic party should become responsible
for such a tariff measure as the senate had
adopted. The democrats of the house re
ceived this declaration with boundless en
thusiasm and further conference was ordered
without a dissenting democratic vote. This
indicated a determination to maintain the
contest , if necessary , until the term of the
present congress expires. And this was only
a little more than two weeks ago. In that
brief tlmo the professed courage and de
termination of the house democrats gave out ,
and putting aside their boasted devotion to
principle they yielded to the demands of the
senate and committed an act of stultification
unparalleled In our legislative history. The
whole record of this struggle Is exceptional
and extraordinary. For the first time In the
history of the country the executive branch
of the Eovrnment has conspicuously and
constantly Intruded Its counsel and Inter
ference upon the legislative branch , the pres
ident going so far beyond his legitimate and
constitutional functions as to advise the con
ferees of one branch of congress regarding
their duty. That the effect of this Interfer
ence was to prolong the struggle and com
plicate rather than simplify it everybody un
The house having passed the senate bill
without amendment or change In any
respect , the measure will go at once to the
president , and Interest will now center upon
the question as to whether he will approve
or veto It. Mr. Cleveland is placed in a
peculiar and embarrassing position. Ho has
condemned the senate bill In unmeasured
terms. He has declared that Its adoption
would mean party perfidy and party dis
honor. Fidelity to these convictions would
compel him to veto It. On the other
band , ho has said that he would not disre
gard the action of a majority of his party
In congress. Forty-three democratic votes
were cast for the bill In the senate and 1S2
In the house , only ono democratic
vote being recorded against the meas
ure In the former body and eleven
In the latter. Everybody knows that
the bill Is not satisfactory to a majority of
the democrats of either the senate or house ,
but will Mr. Cleveland for this reason take
the responsibility of vetoing It and thereby
defeating all tariff legislation by his party ,
or will ho accept the view of Mr. McMlllin
and some other democrats and approve it
on the ground that It Is at any rate better
than the McKlnley law ? The country ought
not to bo long kept In uncertainty as to
what the president will do with the bill.
As to the separate bills for free sugar ,
free coal and free Iron ore , their Introduc
tion will amount to nothing not even so
much as a vindication of the house demo
crats. Doubtless they will pass the
house , and there consideration of them will
end. They cannot bo passed In the senate ,
because the influences there that were pow
erful enough to pass the sugar schedule and
retain coal and iron ore on the dutiable list
will still be powerful enough to defeat these
Congress having ended Its work on the
tariff the duty now rests with the president
to say how much longer the damaging un
certainty regarding this legislation shall con
tinue. He can end it within ten days , or ho
can allow It to go on during the life of the
present congress. Ills decision will be
awaited with universal and profound Interest
ir/rar is TO HB DOJVK irmi FT.
One of the questions that will bo agitated
In this community In the very near future Is
what is to become of Fort Omaha after the
garrison has been moved to Fort Crook.
Shall the old fort with Its beautiful parade
ground and Its magnificent shade trees and
substantial roadways bo torn up nnd par
celed out Into lots to bo disfigured with
cheap-John shanties , or shall It remain In
tact and bo conserved for some public Insti
tution ? The grounds were donated origi
nally to the government , and It would not
be. unreasonable for the government to cede
the fort either to the city of Omaha or the
state of Nebraska for a military school , an
exposition ground , or for some other benevo
lent -educational . Institution. If the
grounds are parceled out Into lots , the b'.st
buildings , which have cost fully $50,000 ,
would have to bo demolished , and the oUl
cers' quarters , which might bo utilized for
many years , would bo auctioned oft for a
The best use that could bo made of the
old fort would bo to convert It Into a mili
tary college. The grounds and buildings are
admirably adapted to such a purpose. The
largo brick otllco and store buildings could
bo utilized with but alight alteration for
recitation halls and school rooms. The resi
dence buildings far olllcers would , with a
very small outlay for repairs , furnish good
homes for the ficulty and army officers de
tailed as Instructors , The burncks would
make substantial quarters for the boys , while
the barns and stables would afford shelter
for all the artillery and cavalry horses that
may be needed for Instruction In mounted
The cost of maintaining a military school
would be comparatively trivial. It would
bo a great deal less than It now costs to
milntnln the Omaha High school. Doing
ono of the states settled largely by veter
ans of the war , Nebraska should by all
means establish a school where the sons of
Veterans and other citizens who so desire
may Ret efficient military training In conJunction -
Junction with the higher education In the
useful branches of Instruction. The smat
tering of army drill which students at the
university receive does not fit them for
military duty as officers In times of war , or
oven as olllcers In the mllltla. A military
college conducted In accordance with usage
that obtains at such Institutions would
familiarize students with military discipline
nnd fit them for the duties of army officers.
Whllo nothing can be done In this di
rection durjng the present congress , our
state legislature could take the Initiative
by pledging the state to maintain the mili
tary college on condition that Fort Omaha
bo dedicated tn this purpose.
THK I'UMiMAA CIIAIITBH.
The action began by the attorney general
of Illinois to have the charter of the Pullman
company declared forfeited seems scarcely to
merit the blast of trumpets and noisy no
toriety which Is being given to the proceed
ings. When the I'ullamn company was In
corporated In 1867 it took out a charter ac
cording to law and stated the purpose for
which It was organized. The powers of the
corporation were specifically limited to the
manufacture , construction nnd purchase of
railway cars with all the conveniences and
supplies for persons traveling In them , to
sell such cars or maintain them In Its own
discretion and hold such real estate ns maybe
bo necessary for the successful prosecution
of Its work. The points tit * which the peti
tion alleges violations of this limitation of
powers are , first , In buying and owning the
largo tract of land In the neighborhood of
Chicago known as Pullman ; second , In con
structing a largo office building in the city
of Chicago , only a small portion of which Is
devoted to the uses of Its own business , and ,
third , In acquiring stock In other companies.
Upon the tract of land known as Pullman
streets and alleys and public squares have
been laid out , " churches , school houses , thea
ters , hotels , stores , dwellings nnd apartment
houses have been erected , water nnd gas
and power have been supplied , and nil are
furnished to tenants at u. price which Indi
cates conclusively that the whole Is a purely
money-making enterprise. Three-fourths of
the building owned in Chicago is let to par
ties who offer to pay the highest rent and
the property is conducted as an ordinary
So far ns tlio facts alleged in the attorney
general's petition are concerned , there ought
to be no difficulty In proving them to the
satisfaction of any court , and It is even doubt
ful that the Pullman company will deny
them. The question must resolve Itself Into
what Is reasonably necessary and proper for
the prosecution of the work of manufactur
ing , owning and maintaining cars
for the special service of railway
passengers. According to the view of Mr.
Pullman and his associates , the construction
of the model town and all the conveniences
and comforts provided for Its inhabitants
was but the means for achieving the end
mentioned in the company's charter. They
will probably take the same stand with ref
erence to the great office building which they
have erected. The work of building cars
could and would doubtless go on without
these subsidiary undertakings , but it is open
to question whether it could go on as satis
factorily as It has up to the very recent past.
It will take a liberal construction of the
law to say that laying out streets and erect
ing churches assists materially In turning
out sleeping cars , but laws have been
stretched further on more than one occasion.
What every one , however , will bo tempted
to ask Is. What good will be done should
the action succeed and the charter bo adjudged
annulled ? Will It bring any better wages to
the Pullman employes ? Will it result In
lower rents to the Pullman tenants ? Will
It cut off any of the unearned profits of the
Pullman stockholders ? Will It not rather do
nothing but divide the present Pullman com
pany Into two or more allied corporations ?
The property which the Pullman company
has acquired and accumulated cannot be
confiscated or taken away. Nothing Is to
prevent the owners from reorganizing and
from continuing to conduct their affairs In a
new capacity precisely as they hnvo been
doing. To the employes It will make no
difference whether they are hired by the
Pullman Car Construction company , rent
their houses of the Pullman Investment com
pany , buy their gas of the Pullman Cas com
pany and pay water rent to the Pullman
Water company if they are all dominated
by the same Interests and run along the
same line of policy. The abuses of the Pull
man company are not to be reached by
simply annulling Its charter. The whole
subject must be thoroughly dealt with by
The certainty that sugar will bo subjected
to a du'y ' nnd that the price of that necea--
sary will be Increased to the consumer sug
gests the question as to what effect this
will have upon the consumption of sugar.
It has been the experience in European coun
tries , and also In this country under the
operation of the McKlnley law , that con
sumption materially Increased with the re
mission of taxes , but it Is said that the
question has not been thoroughly tested
under modern Industrial conditions whether
the levying of the tax on sugar anew will
seriously diminish consumption or remit It
mck to cheaper grades. The Now York
Commercial Bulletin gives statistics of the
consumption of sugar In the United States
'or the past six years , ending Juno 30 , which
covers the transition period In legislation on
In 1SSD the value of the sugar consumed
was In round figures $03,000,000 , the Im-
) ortatlons of that year being regarded as
he normal volume under dutiable sugar.
The years 1832 , 1S93 and 1891 were years
of absolutely free raw sugar , and the value
of the imports for these years respectively
vas $107,000,000 , $118,000,000 and $128,000-
000. The Increase In 1S93 was more than 10
per cent over 1892 , and In 1894 , fiscal year
ending Juno 30 , was more than 8 per cent
over 1893. This Is about three times ns
great a rate of Increase as the Increase In
population nnd would Indicate a marked
Increase of consumption since the reduction
of price. The experience In England as to
the effect of the reduction of the tax on
sugar upon consumption has been so marked
as to Bcem to scttlo beyond a doubt the fact
that the lowering of the tax Increases con
sumption. The statistics show that the re
ductions made by the Dritlsh government
In the sugar tax In the years 1SG4 , 1870 and
1873 were In every case followed by a large
Increase In the amount consumed , and after
thu tax was completely abolished , In 1S74 ,
consumption Increased within two years
nearly 20 per cent.
The effect of a sugar tax upon consumption
having thus-tecrrvery clearly demonstrated ,
It would ewa to-be entirely safe to assiim"
that under the pending tariff bill there
will bo a conslijorablc falling off In the consumption -
sumption of Trnijar In this country , though It
Is not posslblu lj makf1 an even approximate
Estimate as tn what this reduction will be.
The proposed-rlnty ought not to Increase the
price of sugar to the consumer beyond
half a cent a * nouml , but It Is not to bo ex
pected that the refining trust will be satis
fied with this If It Is possible to exact more ,
and as the matter appears ID bo entirely
within Its control It will undoubtedly take
all that the business will allow. Thcro will
have to be 111 limit to Its cupidity , but It
can bo depended on to make the
most of the opportunity It has been
able to crent's for Itself through the
favor of . a democratic congress. The
Sugar trust has been credited with $20,000-
000 annually , derived from the protection
given the refining' Interest under the Mc
Klnley law , but the fact stands that under
that law sugar was cheapened to the con
sumer. The trust will not get leas under
the pending bill than It has been receiving ,
but probably more , , and the price of sugar
to the consumer will be higher. Tlio people
will have no difficulty In determining which
Is the better policy regarding sugar , so far
ns ( heir Interests arc concerned , the republi
can or the democratic. ,
One of the wastes In the printing of the
Congressional Ilecord Is most aptly Illus
trated by the Issue of August .1 , con
taining the report of the proceedings upon
the question of privilege raised by Con
gressman Orosvenor In relation to the Cedar-
qulst case. Mr. Qrosvenor made n few
brief remarks nnd submitted In support of
his argument several papers from the War
department , which he secured permission
to Insert Into the Record. Immediately upon
his taking his seat Mr. Outhwalte , the chair
man of the committee on military affairs , to
whom the original resolution on the subject
had been referred , reported back the papers
which he had secured and asked to have
them Incorporated In his remarks. They ,
too , are printed , although they include the
Identical letters to which Mr. Grosvcnor
referred. As a consequence have over a
column nnd n half of the Hecord a repeti
tion of what is already piescnted , nnd
presented , part of It , on the very same page.
Had the papers transmitted from the War
department been documents of thousands of
words they would doubtless have all been
printed In the Ilecord twice , ono right after
the other. Is It any wonder that there are
numerous complaints of the uselessly in
creasing and awkward bulk of the official re
port of congressional proceedings.
One of the ludicrous results of the law-
prohibiting thd uso.of any die , mold or imi
tation of the design on any of the coins or
securities of the. United States was brought
to light in Philadelphia the other day. Phil
adelphia bakers had degenerated Into the
demoralizing batJit of selling ginger cookies
stamped with the/liiad of an Indian and the
words "United Stalls of America 1S90. " It
was feared that the children who ale these
cookies might by some hook or crook lead
unsuspecting Innocents to mistake the design
for a penny and.jthus infringe. , upon the
counterfeiting laws "of the United States , so
the cookies , niolfls 'and designs were sum
marily confiscated by the puissant detectives
of the Troasuryl department , while the bakers
are permitted ft fcontlnue thelr _ business only
under mos'LJjole'mn promise not to be
guile the children with any more of the In
terdicted cookies. And above all , the law
against counterfeiting is triumphantly vindi
cated. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Governor Walte of Colorado must be com
mended for refusing to take notice of the
conduct of President Cleveland In connec
tion with the message borne across the
country by the relay blcyclo riders. The
president was expected to send greeting to
the governor of Colorado , but without any
ostensible excuse he delegated that duty to
his private secretary , who Indited a note
remarkable mostly for Its stiffness and for
mality. Governor Wnlte would have been
entirely Justified in devolving upon his pri
vate secretary the duty of receiving the
message with equally Icy formality. That
he took no notice pf the president's Impolite
ness Is evidence that he can and does oxer-
clso a sensible discretion upon particular
The street commissioner will not bo per
mitted to launch out Into fence building for
fear some of his fences might deprive the
citizens of a view of the beautiful sign
boards that ornament the most- conspicuous
corner in the business portion of ths city.
The landscape must bo preserved , no matter
how the sidewalk ordinances may be violated
lated by favored property owners. The pa
tience of tlio people with the wooden walk
nuisance In front of the old Farnam Street
theater site Is nearly exhausted. It Is about
time for the city council to take a hand
and show its authority.
"Party perfidy and party dishonor" are In
delibly stamped upon the now tariff bill.
ArtcHlun W 1N nml Irrlffntlon.
The fact that n lanjc trnct of land In
Pplnl : county , South Dakota , which was
Irrigated by nn artesian well , yielded forty
busjiels of wheat to the acre , while unlirl-
jrated Innd In the same neighborhood
yielded practically nothing , shows farmer ! )
in the artesian basin how they may easily
Insure a certainty otjjood crops every year.
WiirkVJtlioiit HmnllH ,
IMilladvliihki.Heford . ( Jem. ) .
Congress baa now been In session for 330
days. I'robably never bei'ori * did the repre
sentatives of the people come BO near to
enrnliifr thu wun ? tlicy nre paid. Hml the
majority battleil.jn lifihalf of the public In
terest with half the zeal that Home few ob
structionist ! ! have displayed In lighting to
maintain clans legislation congresa might
have adjourned fljfrlnya ago
Sngiir Ti'iiiH < i > .Monopoly.
* - 1'hluAnplftn Press.
The 127 auirnr rcimer.s In Austria , with
a capacity cf nbellt ) MK,000 ) tons a year ,
about a third the. ' .welting ! ! of the Sugar
trust heri" , havpuillSTinlzeil n "syndicate , "
which Is the KucflufiW for trust. Thu Ger
man refiners are altft-jiuy united. Sugar relining -
lining tends lr.ovita.Uij to monopoly , and no
monopoly should 'UA'Riven the benefit of a
protective duty.If eu sugar la the only
protection ngalnsKlKa ! trust ,
St. Paul OlolM' .
The railway QiiHWjilm are refusing to
take back tliflr lijmtloyeg who struck ; and ,
where exceptions ace made. It Is on condi
tion that they abjvro their organization.
Hallways are only treating their workingmen -
men as they treat tiich other. When homo
one of them breaks the "gentlemen's agree
ment , " or bursts the pool to get more tralllo
that Is , better wages and It Is boycotted
by the others until It Is choked Into tuib-
mli'slon , the kicking company has to come
to the terms Imposed by the conquerors.
ClnirKi-il lip tn I'ormlUm.
The absurd oath which , It Is alleged , wa
taken by a number of public1 men In Colorado
rado , the outcome of which was the out
rage committed upon Adjutant General
Tarsney , who was tarred and feathered ,
committed them to violations of law and
possible murder in order to suppress an
archy. This la truly "lighting the devil
with lire. " Hut It Is nothing new to have
Illogical tlilntra come out of Colorado. Since
the populists have been In power there
much of tlio newt ) of the state has read like
u bulletin from a lunatic asylum ,
Tin : itot'it ist. i.vn
Ih-nvor KcpuUic.m It U repotted that
the ncclihnt tn the llo.'k Island road near
Lincoln , Neb. , through which many llvis
wcro lost , wns caused by train wrcckm.
If thai Is 'rue ' the severest penalty of the
law should be visited upon those mUurc.viU
If tlify are caught. U was a tcrrlbln crime ,
for which too severe u punishment could not
l > 3 fnuiul.
Ilnff.tlo Express : The train wreckers who
caused that wreck on thu Hock Island ro.id ,
In which eleven lives wcro lost , should bu put
In the Mine class ns the vitriol throwers
nnd n form of punishment be Invented that
will fit their crimes. Perhaps the vitriol
throwers should hnve a chance to exercUo
their gentle craft on the trnln wreck-T * and
afterwnrd be themselves put on n train which
has been sentenced to be wrecked with C < MI > -
Ing stenm accompaniment. '
New York Commercial : The news today
of the wrccjdng of a passenger train on the
Hock Island railway near Lincoln , Neb. , will
ba received with horror , the more BO that
the slaughter npprnrs to hnvo been the In
tentional work ut malicious fiends. There Is
evidence that the fishplates on the trestle
where the derailment occurred had been
deliberately removed. Whether mnllco or n
desire for plunder actuated the horrible ilce.l
there should be no pence on earth for the
Chicago Tribune : The disaster on the
Hock Islam ! road near Lincoln , Neb. , by
which more than n dozen p'-rsons wore burnt
up or crushed to death , wns not due to an
accident. It wns unmistakably the work of
train wreckers. The railroad employes have
found the crowbar nnd tlio wrench which
were used In removing the fishplates and
displacing the rails. The villains who com
mitted tlio murderous dcvllltry chose a point
where the railroads crosses the tracks of
another line on a high trcstl * . and where
the derailment of n train would result In the
loss of the largest possible number of lives.
Olobe-Demucrat : The terrible railroad
wreck In Nebraska recalls what Charles
Francis Adams wrote some years ago of
a train In motion. "Here Is a body weigh
ing In the neighborhood of 200 tons , " ho
said , "moving o\cr the face of the cart
at a speed of sixty feet a second , and hel
to Its course only by two slender lines o
iron rails and yet It Is safe. " That Is t
say , we think It safe , because accident
are comparatively so Infrequent : but as :
matter of fact , iore Is always serious peril
and the wonder s that wrecks do not hap
pen oftenr , considering how small a tiling
may wuse one at any time , In spite of al
I'KOl'I.R . ! . % / > TlllXHS.
Governor Hogg Is still reeled tb his con
The sugar senators are convinced tha
there Is nothing to arbitrate.
In the light of recent remarks. Senate
Gorman could not Identify his speeches madi
two years ago.
Going Into politics has been tlio Jcrlchi
road on which many a man was robbd o
the raiment of self-respect.
Who cares for royal yellow coats , 01
raiment rich to look- upon ? Humid man
Is sorely taxd to keep his shirt on.
Colonel Ulll Skaags of Alabama seems
determined to break Into the New Yorli
Sun's collections of euphonious statesman.
The promptness with which Chinese war
ships scoot for the bottom suggest the
presence of Carnegie blowholes In their
Philadelphia drinks every year 1,800,000
bairels of beer. This explains why animated
extension fronts are cultivated as a business
The vehemence of the Kolblte cry of fraud
shows that converts from old parties cannot
change their habits as readily as their
An eastern genius promises to supply a
long felt want and rivet a fortune. Ho has
perfected and patented an adjustable nonpartisan -
partisan rubber buttonhole for campaign
A post-mortem examination of the the
horse talked to death at a Coxey meeting
In Ohio shows that the animal ruptured
a vital organ while giving the speaker the
The army of Corea has for its chief Major
Dye , who fought through the civil war on
the union side and went to that country
after his property In Chicago had been de
stroyed by the great fire.
Governor Matthews of Indiana wears a
ling made of gold mined In Browfi county
and presented by admiring friends. It bears
nn alleged quotation from Jerry Rusk :
seen my duty nnd done it. "
William C. Gates , Just elected governor of
Alabama , worked as a common laborer after
he left his father's farm. Afterward he
taught school nnd studied law. He left his
right arm on a southern battlefield.
Dill Wallle Astor , who has" become a
British subject , Is a candidate for Justice
of the peacs tn Middlesex county , England.
\Valllo does not need the office half as much
ns the baronetcy at the end of the string.
Governor Tlllman denies that he Is an
Infidel and declares he recognizes the su
premacy of God. The governor is careful
that his recognition of a superior power Is
not lieble to conflict with the management
of n small slice of the earth.
The San Francisco E < nmlner collected In
California In three weeks upwards of 100,000
.signatures to a petition for government
ownership of the subsidized Pacific railroads.
Signatures are being added to the monster
petition at the rate of 10,000 a day.
The peddling of municipal franchises and
other visible means of enrichment have evi
dently cached the limit In Chicago. Here
tofore the city dads worked for nml waxed
wealthy on a salary of ? 3 a meeting. Now
they demand $5,000 a year , but will com
promise on $3,000.
Alexander Hamilton , who died In Grand
Rapids , Mich. , a few days tigo , was a slave
who escaped to the union lines In ' 02 and
became the valet of a Michigan officer , by
whose aid ho studied law nnd wns admitted
to the bar. He built up nn excellent prac
tice among his own people In Grand Rapids.
Etna , N. J. , can boast of the i.trongest
woman In that stato. Her name Is Kate
Kuhn , and she Is styled the fsmale Saudow.
She Is only 19 , but has a handsome and
symmetrical form , end her muscles stand
out llko those of a trained athlete. Some
wonderful stories are told of her phenomenal
feats of strength.
Rov. R. A. Motley of Jersey City quotes
the bible to prove his assertion that there
are no women in heaven. All the angels are
mon. Great guns , great Scott , Caesar , nnd
oth ° r exclamatory periods. Shall wo sub
mit to It , girls ? ly ) heavens , no ! nut
wait. Did not Old Harry quote scripture to
sustain his claims ? Let it go at that.
When Governor Nelson of Minnesota inter
ceded with tlio railroads for the reinstate
ment of striking emphyes he wns Informed
the railroads wanted no Interference from
state uncials , The reply bus the merit of
consistency. When the corporation wants
something from the stile it usually de-
demands It and then It walks off with It.
Some newspapers display a comprehensive
grasp of current events and a lucidity of
statement that extracts admiration ns readily
as Old Sol draws perspiration. The average
vehicle of public opinion smothers facts
with a fog of words , lnvlng the reader
the blessed privilege of following the train
of thought , heedlexs of consequences , to the
end of the run. But In the higher levels
of the profession a miileness of expression
Is cultivated. Redundancy Is xcoutod , nnd
facts presented with the directness of n
starch-light. The Cincinnati Commercial
takes a front font In the latter class. In a
late editorial It expressed this opinion :
"The congress of the United States is now
In session. " Apart from Its news value ,
the assestlon posss ses historical elements
worthy of preservation.
, City Otuii-rtlilp of htront llallwuyis.
The Milwaukee Street Railway company
protested awalnst Its property being as
sessed at J2.SOO.OOO for taxation purposes ,
alleging that this sum Is far In excess of
the real value of the property nnd fran
chise , nml the common council at once ap
pointed it committee to arranio for the pur
chase of the street railways by the city.
So the effort of the company to escape tax
ation may result In an entirely different
way from what It expuotod. Milwaukee Is
a city of over 200,000 Inhabitants , and the
people there must be- given very much li-s.i
to street car riding than other people If the
Incomes of thu street railroads do not
show a profit on several tlm-'s J'.WW.OOO. It
Is likely that they do. and that an InvcBtl- .
iratlim will prove It and the folly of the .
company In making a protest. Public senti
ment Is steadily drifting toward elty owner
ship of street railways , and the companion ,
If they are wine , will not hasten the change
by trying to shirk their just burdens of
Shall the Party Commit Itself to a Tattooed
Standard Bearer ?
Ths candidacy of Thomas J. Majors con the following bill , certified to by T. J.
fronts the republican parly of Nebraska ns Majors as president of the senate , was placed
a menace to Its success In the Impending In the hands of iho auditor and warrant
campaign. To elevate htm to the position ot for $7G wns Issued to w. At. Taylor as bal-
standard bearer will place tha party on thu uico duo fur alleged services In the sonata
defensive nnd subject It to a galling fire that for the last fifteen days of the month :
THE TKLL-TALU CERTIFICATE ,
Ir Services as. ( J..f' ' . , t < ? ' . . . . _
Mileage 3..1./- . tulles at 10 Cfntiper mile ,
Tatal , -
Deduct amount tlraicn ,
Jal ! < tncc iluc ,
Lincoln , .
J herein eti tlfythnt t/ir alint account Is corrretamljuit.
, T.jr.JrfW TOttAudilorofruJM&lcottnts ,
Warrant Xo.(2/f./0.f.lmount , fM \ . . _
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-
dclllble 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 n place
In the halls of congress as their representa
tive. They would bo confronted with the
more recent misbehavior of that same ex-
congressman while acting In capacity of
president of the state senate.
During two sessions of the legislature In
which he occupied the responsible and honor
able position of presiding officer of the upper
house by virtue of his election as lieutenant
governor , Mr. Majors was notoriously a tool
and capper for the corporation lobby , nnd
exerted all his power and Influence during
each session of 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
l 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
Seely must have known of the plot to abduct
Taylor In order to keep him from casting his
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 Tailor had disap
peared. The fact that Majors directed the
sergeant-at-arms to have Taylor arrested
shows absolute knowledge on the part of
Majors ot the disappearance of Taylor.
The records of the auditor's office show
that Taylor had drawn $262.40 as his pay
and mileage for the session up to the time
of his abrupt departure In the middle of
On March 31 , when the session closed ,
The above Is a f.ic simile of the certificate
signed by Lieutenant Governor Majors and
approved by the auditor , ns now on file In
the office of the auditor of state.
The warrant for $75 wns cashed by Walt
M. Seoly , private secretary of the lieutenant
governor , rnd pocketed -by him. Taylor
never received n penny of this money fraudu
lently procured by the connivance of the
This act alone stamps Thomas J. Majors as
a dangerous man in any public office. When
he certified that Taylor had served through
the entire term he knowingly and wit
tingly committed a grave crime that laid
him liable nol 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 , ho would have
been court martlalcd and cashiered In dis
grace. Whore the offense was as flagrant
as the Taylor voucher fraud , he would have
been made to servo a sentence In a military
prison. Is this the kind ot a man the re
publicans of Nebraska are asked to make
chief executive of state and commander-ln-
chlef of the military farces of the common
THE SENATE OIL ROOM.
The climax of infamy on the part of the
lieutenant governor was the conversion of
his private office 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 , and to
lobbyists , nlnlo and female , who resorted to
the room for debauching the law makers.
Every fellow 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 at 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 whose interests wcro to bo
protected by the bland , affable and accom
modating lieutenant governor.
Can republicans stultify themselves and
jeopardize their cause by placing a man with
such a record at the bead of the ticket ?
THE TELL-TALE TAYLOR ORDER.
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K.RV ) .
CCi ? / >
* C-i > t0 ( < * ftt , .
The above Is a too slmllo of the order of Governor Majors. It purports to bo dated
the abducted ex-senator authorizing Walt at Portland , Ore. , but Is written on an of
Seely to receipt the vouchers and warrants ficial blank , headed with the name of the
for his unearned salary. It will bo noted lieutenant governor , at the scnato chamber ,
that the order Is In the handwriting of Walt Lincoln , Neb , , with the date line left blank ,
M. Seely , private secretary of Lieutenant except the figures 1891.
Yonkers Statesman : Mr. Ileach All you
want Is nerve when you go Into the water ,
Miss Ilrlght. Miss llrlBht Well , you said
you'd jjo In with me , didn't you ?
Yale Ilecord : Father ( vlfltlnK at college )
My son , these mo better clKiirn than I mm
afford. Son That's all light , father ; take
all you want ; this Is on me.
Buffalo Courier : "It Isn't fair to sot the
strong against the weak , " jtententloiinly m-
maiked the new boarder as he pushed hlo
butter plate away from Its contact with his
Harlem Llfo : Wlckwlre I tell you. old
hey , thorn's iiotlilni , " like a baby to brlKhtrn
up a. mail's home. Yabsly Yes. Pvo no-
llccd that the gas seems to bo at full height
In your house almost any hour of the night.
Indianapolis Journal : Tommy-Paw , what
makes them have the weather ollicu away
jp on the ton ( if a high building ? . .
Mr. KlKB I'liiit Is so that It will bo too
much exurtlon for a fat man to climb the
italrs and kill tliu weather man.
Harper's Bazar : Minister You have riot
lost a daughter , but found a son , Mr. Pater.
Mr. Pater ( riiefully-inm't ) I know that ?
rho boy's been after me for un allowance
Arkonnnw Traveler : She Blxbjr appears
to be quite a bright young man. I heur he
icuulred enough money by writing to pay
for his education at rolleKf. Hee ;
writing home to his parents.
Lowell Courier : Very naturally a plain
.vornan would like to put u better face upon
.he situation If she could.
Washington Star : "What do you know ,
letmtor ? " asked the newspaper correspond-
' Nothlnir. " replied the senator , pleasantly.
And the oesspondent ent a dispatch to
Ills paper stating that Mr. Sohnso had Just
been testifying In tlio pendlnir senatorial In
Indianapolis Journal : "Do you think my
daughter will over become HO proficient In
her piano playing as to earn bur livelihood
at It ? " askril lli ( ! fond mother.
"Perhaps , " replied the professor. "Xomo
lay ( ley may vant a blaiilst In a teef und
tumb n/.ylum "
TOWN AND COUNTRY.
She ( lops not heed the cahlo car
Which goes with speed Intense ;
She cares not for tin- trolley wlro
Whose vnlt'iKc ' l-s Immense.
Thu old excursion steamer hi Ings
N" terror to her brow ,
Hut when she's In the country she will run
across ncrrn of ground and climb barb
wire fences to escape the affable though
Of nn aged , docile cow.
\Villtrti for Tlio Jlco ,
Poor X'nclo Sam Is very sick ,
He caught democracltls ;
Quick Hllvrr drops wcro tried and failed ,
Tarlff-lc changes ho bewailed ;
No HUar-eoatt | < d pills availed ;
Throughout bin system noon prevailed
New complications then arose ;
With all the Cominomvealrr woes.
That boycott caught the lioys , and these
Who sympathized with Pullman's foc ,
Struck with the symptoms out they goc
With Hoverelgn-UebHdlcltls ,
Quoth Uncle Hum : "I am too 111
To be ( Kixtered with this cross-eyed bill.
flo tell to CJrover , Wilson. Hill ,
And confcri-OH. Pin mifftrlMK atlll
With turlff-umemllcltls. "
Omaha , Aucutt 10 ,
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