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Address nil letters nnd telegrams of con
gratulations to the president of tlio Sugar
Only 634 senate amendments to the tariff
bill ! No wonder It took the liouao a long
whllo to recognize Its own progeny.
The Whisky trust and the wholesale liquor
dealers will not suffer on account at the
drouth. The new tariff has given them an
Tobo and Euclid have sidetracked the
Bryan boomlet by setting the democratic state
convention live weeks after the populists
shall have held theirs.
Has It come to this , that there are only
a dozen democrats In the house who are
bravo enough to stand up against party per
fidy and party dishonor ?
The mutilated Wilson bill has passed , but
free barb wire has been hung up with free
sugar , free coal and free Iron until Gabriel's
horn announces the advent of the millen
So wo are to have sonic repairs on the
Sixteenth street viaduct at last. The re
pairs should not bo made too substantial or
the permanent viaduct so long a-comlng may
not come at all.
Indiana democrats announce that they In
tend to vlcorously eschew national Issues In
the coming campaign In their state. Indiana
democrats have learned that discretion Is
the better part of valor.
i j First-class hotel clerks and the profes
sional sports have reason to feel gratified
over the passage of the Wilson -1)111. The
duty on cut diamonds and precious stones
has been materially Increased.
How does barbed wire come to bo Included
In the great democratic principle of free
raw material ? The democrats In congress
must bellevo that barbed wire grows on
thistles and Is garnered like any other crop.
If the Board of Fire and Police Commis
sioners has so little business to transact
that regular meetings are no longer neces
sary , the members might grant themselves
lenvcs-of-absenco without pay for two weeks
at a time.
With two state conventions , with our Labor
day demonstrations , and vlth an outdoor
spectacular performance continuing several
weeks , Omaha ought nrit to be so dull this
fall as some gloomy forebodings might nat-
urully lead one to expect.
For the sake of the populist Income tax
Congressman Bryan gladly repudiated the
great democratic principle of frco raw ma
terials. But he would not have reversed the
proceeding for anything less than a seat In
the United States senate.
Are there no populists eligible for congress
In the Fifth and Sixth Nebraska districts
who are not perpetually on the sick list ?
Congressmen absent most of the time on
sick leave cannot properly represent their
consltucnts at Washington.
The Bco cheerfully notes a marked Im
provement In the weather forecasts within the
past week , nnd It voices the sentiment of
the community In expressing the hope that
the local weather observer will change 'his '
mind and stay with us a little whllo longer.
"Senate bill or no bill" proved to be the
talisman. With the precedent of the tariff
bill before them , senate conferees ought
to bo more Independent than ever. When
ever tha" senate wants anything In the future
all It will have to do Is to Insist upon a
conference and stick It out.
How about a special session of congress
In case the senate refuses to pass the pop
gun tariff bills ? The president said about a
year ago that were It not for the overshad
owing Importance of the silver question the
urgency of tariff legislation would by Itself
bavo Induced him to convene congress before
the date of the regular session. Perhaps
tariff reform Is no longer so urgent.
Two state military encampments with dl-
reet communication between them Is a beauti
ful dovlco to glvo the telegraph companies a
Bharo In the expenditures for the mainten
ance of the mllttta. It also helps the South
Omaha people out by giving them the oon-
tract for feeding a tow companies of
Koldtors. Wo are surprised that the railroad 1
should consent to such a division of the
spoils. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
MoKclshan has been renomlnateil by the
populists of the Fifth district for a third
term by acclamation. That was to have
boon expected. Mr. McKelghan was on hand
to tender his most heartfelt thanks to the
convention und to roast his traducers. That
aUo was to have been expected , although
Mr. McKelghan had to travel l.COO miles on
a sick leave to acknowledge the unsought
AuU unexpected compliment.
A 8KIF-'OM > KMM'D IVWT1"
In hl caustic speech In the house on Mon
day ex-Speaker Heed snld"Out ot your
own household has come your c < iidumintlon.
Nay , out of your own mouths has your con
dcmnatlon crime. " The republican leader
was referring to the letter of Mr. Cleveland
to the chairman of the ways nnd means com
mittee and to the speeches of Mr. Wilson
and other prominent house democrats on the
senate tariff bill. In order to understand
how the democratic party stands self-con
demned a reference to these utterances will
be timely , nnd they should bo carefully re
membered by republicans , for they will be
much In evidence during the Impending state
and congressional campaigns and will not
bo forgotten In the national contest two
years hcilcc. The record which the demo
cratic party has made on the tariff question
will cling to It for many years to come , as
suming that the party will survive It nnd con
tinue to be u force In American politics.
The letter of Mr. Cleveland to Mr. Wilson ,
chairman of the ways and means committee
and one of the house conferees , was read In
the house of representatives on July 19. It
was dated seventeen days before that time ,
when It had become certain that the tariff
bill would go to conference , and the permis
sion of the president that It might be read
In public was secured on the morning of the
day that Mr. Wilson surprised congress and
the country by having It read to the house
of representatives. It therefore unquestion
ably expressed the deliberate opinions of Mr.
Cleveland regarding the then pending tariff
bill and his carefully formed views as to the
kind of tariff measure that should be
adopted In order to accord with democratic
principles and pledges. What was the presi
dent's opinion of the Donate bill ? "Every
true democrat and every sincere tariff re
former , " he sad ) , "knows that this bill In Its
present form and as It will be submitted to the
conference falls far short of the consumma
tion for which we have long labored , for
which we have suffered defeat without dis
couragement ; which In Its anticipation gave
us a rallying cry In our day of triumph , and
which , In Its promise of accomplishment , Is
so Interwoven with democratic pledges and
democratic success that our abandonment
of the cause or the principles upon which
it rests means party perfidy and party dis
honor. " In no plainer or stronger terms
could the chief executive have condemned
the tariff bill passed by the senate. Fur
thermore he declared that "no tariff measure
can accord with democratic principles and
promises or bear a genuine democratic
badge that does nol provide for free raw
materials , " and he regarded It as a circum
stance to excite wonder that "democrats are
willing to depart from this , the most demo
cratic of all tariff principles. " The president
said further : "It Is quite apparent that this
question of free raw materials does not ad
mit of adjustment on any middle ground ,
since their subjection to any rate of tariff
taxation , great or small , is alike vlolatlvo of
democratic principle and democratic good
faith. " Here again the senate bill was un
mistakably condemned by the highest au
thority In the democratic party.
The language of Mr. Wilson , chairman of
the ways and means committee , in the house
on July 19 , was no less plain and direct in
condemnation of the measure passed by the
senate. He had not a single word of ap
proval for It. "The bill which comes back to
us from the senate , " he said , "has not met
the approval of the great tariff reform senti
ment of this country. It has not been ac
cepted by those who , through defeat and vic
tory , have followed this standard with so
much enthusiasm for ten years past , as the
fruition of their efforts , as the performance
of their pledge , and as the final and sub
stantial realization of their great victory. "
He broadly Intimated that the senate was
under corrupt Influences and that the con
ferees of that body were only prevented from
making concessions asked for by the house
by "the apprehension that there were forces
In the senate , however small , yet powerful
enough to resist successfully the passage of
any bill which did not make concessions to
great corporate and trust Interests. " All
this was received by the democrats of the
house with the strongest manifestations of
approval and It was unqualifiedly endorsed by
the democratic press of the country.
In the light of all this nnd the action of
the house in accepting the senate bill , will
any one contend that the democratic party Is
not self-condemned , and that being so it has
lost all claim to public respect nnd con
fidence ? It has presented an exhibition of
factional division , Incompotency and un-
statcsmanllko conduct for which there Is no
parallel In our history , not the least ridicu
lous part of which Is the attempt on the
part of the house democrats to vindicate
themselves by passing separate bills for
free sugar , free coal and free Iron ore , knowIng -
Ing , ns thqy must know , that all of these
measures will die In the senate. Not only
Is the democratic party self-condemned , but
It Is without a leader , without a policy , with
out anything to commend It to the support
of the intelligent people or the country. It
may survive , but only In a fragmentary form ,
and when It lays down the power obtained
two years ago by false pretenses It will be
many years before It Is again In control of
QUOD KFFKCTS AUtNADY.
Those who predicted that the settlement
of the tariff question would be Immediately
followed by a revival of Industrial and busi
ness activity have a justification of their
judgment In what has already taken place ,
and thereIs good reason to expect that the
favorable effects experienced during the past
twenty-four hours will bo multiplied from
day to day , so that within a short time the
gloomy talk of general depression that has
so long prevailed will give plice to cheer
ful reflections upsn the general revival.
There \i \ no better expression of the sense
ot relief from suspense and uncertainty than
the renewal of speculative activity In stocks.
For months the stock market has been dull
almost to stagnation , notwithstanding the
fact that there has been tin abundance of
money at exceptionally Uw rates. But for
obvious reasons stocks shared In the general
depression and were affected by the samd
Inlluences that caused every sort of enter
prise and Investment to languish , The re
vival of activity In the stock market dis
tinctly means that the shrewd financiers
who Invest and speculate In railroad and
Industrial securities expect a general re
covery of business , and It Is safe to assume
tint they do not base their expectation on
bare conjecture , They keep In close touch
with the financial and business pulse of the
country and know as well as any class of
men what the prospects are. Nat only Is
there noted a greatly Improved demand
from" American buyers of securities , but
foreign Investors also have been favorably
affected , For some time our securities have
been returning from Europe and gold has
been going abroad to pay for them , There
Is now promise of a reversal of this order
and a return of gold to buy American se
But evidence of revival docs not stop with
tinA dlspit frjm Plttibur reports
hrfjt ! orders nc ivcd ty the manufacturer *
of that city since th ' passage if the tariff
bill by the huiao , mary rt these being by
til gravh , thus show.ng the anxiety of dea'cr *
to obtain supplies ami replenish their stocks
as quickly as possible. Unquestionably , other
manufacturing centers have had a simitar
experience , us will doubtless be learned
presently. It Is well Un.wn that In nearly
nil departments of business ntcks have run
down very low and that In any event some
replenishing would have been necessary soon.
With the tirlff question settled this will
ba done on n more liberal scale than other
wise wiild have been the case. It cannot
reasonably be expected , of course , that there
will bo anything In the nature of a boom , nor
Is It to be desired. After the long nnd severe
strain to which the country has been sub
jectcd , It Is dcslrabh that the return to sound
nnd healthy conditions be gradual and along
legitimate lines. The first thing Is to restore
confidence , and there cught now to bq no
great difficulty about accomplishing this. It
has been suggested from so distinguished a
source as ex-President Harrison that the
passage of separate bills by the house will
tend to prevent business Improvement , but
In view of the very strong probability that
none of these bills can be passed In the sen
ate , there Is very little ground for apprehen
sion In this direction. This absurd effort
of the house democrats to vindicate them
selves need cause no fear or anxiety.
The prompt movement toward n revival
of business following the settlement of the
tariff question shows conclusively that the
democratic Interference with the tariff Is
responsible for the long depression. The
signs that the country Is likely soon to
emerge from this condition will be heartily
welcomed , even by those whom the mis
fortune of poor crops or no crops at all will
exclude from n full share In the revival.
K HKSL'LT OKIlltUTAfj Sl'OllT
The death of Fletcher HObblns from bodily
Injuries received during a glove contest In n
public hall at I'lattsmouth Is a most shocking
sequel of brutal sport. Prize fighting has
been outlawed In nearly every state of the
union. For more than twenty years It has
bean designated In the criminal code of Ne
braska ns n felony punishable by Imprison
ment In the penitentiary. The so-called glove
contests which formerly were confined to
scientific sparring and exhibitions of agility
have of late years degenerated Into prize
fights. The bloody encounter between Llnd-
sey nnd Kobblns was of this category.
Had the local law officers of I'lattsmouth
nnd Cass county Intervened as they were In
duty bound the contest could not have taken
place and the deplorable consequences would
have been averted. But the&e officers , and
for that matter , the near relatives of Uobblns
who were present and thereby made them
selves participants , apparently did not realize
the dangerous character of such an ? ncunter
and responsibility which attached to their
conduct. The death of Robbing forcibly calls
attention to the brutality and danger of prize
fighting under guise of glove conxsts and
the laxness of the enforcement of cur crimi
CO.M31UN SEKSK TACTICS.
"Find out what the O. O. P. does not
want , and then do It. " That Is the advice
of the Bryan organ to the democrats and
populists. Now , what Is sauce for the gooai
ought to be good enough sauce for the gan
der. The Bryan democrats and populists are
anxious to have Majors nominated for gov
ernor , and the demo-pop organ is doing
all It can to boost him. This is good poll-
tics. Majors Is the most vulnerable man
republicans could place at the head of their
ticket , and his nomination would make the
election of the Bryan populist candidate for
governor almost certain. Now that the re
publicans have found out what the demo-pops
want , common sense would dictate that they
should disappoint them by nominating a
candidate whose record Is unassailable. If
they do the other thing they will have them
selves to blame should disaster overtake
There seems to be a considerable differ
ence of opinion even among the democrats
whether the senate tariff bill is really pref
erable to a continuance of the McKlnley
bill. As soon as that measure Is properly
endorsed and presented to the president for
his signature President Cleveland will have
this question to consider , and on It must
depend his determination to veto It or to
permit it to become law. Senate bill or Mc
Klnley bill this Is the way the proposition
is laid before the president. He has , wo
believe , been more severe In his utterances
against the former than against the latter.
Ho now has an opportunity to smooth over
the rough places In his famous Wilson
Fort Crook will not bo ready for occupancy
under a year at the earliest , but that Is no
reason why steps should not bo taken to
make the new fort accessible from Omaha.
It will take some time to lay out and con
struct a road between the two points. Such
a road will bo n necessity as soon ns the
garrison Is removed. If the work Is done
the coming year It will give much-needed
employment to local labor.
It Is not ynt too late for Senator Vest
toturn the calcium light on the secrets of
the tariff conference , as he promised on the
floor of the senile last week. A recital of
the doings In the conference chamber would
be Interesting nt any time. Then , too , If
the story Is not told now , whllo fresh In
Senator Vest's memory , It may bo lost to his
tory forever. Come , now , Mr. Vest , turn on
the calcium light.
If the mllltla are to be kept at South
Omaha until the packers are perfectly satis
fied that all danger Is over , the state may as
well make up Its mind to maintain a per
manent state'police. Let the packers de-
cldo when circumstances require the calling
out of the troops and when the necessity for
them has disappeared , and the militia will
have work all the year round.
Omaha Is quite willing to entertain the
democratic state convention as well as the
republican state convention. U Is also able
to take care ot the populist state convention.
The populists have already changed the date
of their meeting. Why not change the place
of meeting , too. and thus make Omaha the
common convention city , at least this year ?
When the odds get too much In favor ot
one or the other combatants In the Corean
war Russia may be trusted to sea that the
equilibrium Is restored. Russia would be
pleased to hava the war continue ad Infin-
( turn , BO long as neither side wins and both
sides are gradually used up.
One outcome of the conference on the
sundry civil appropriation bill Is that the
Item of $70,000 Inserted by the aenato to pay
the claim of the French exhibitors agalnat
the World's fair company has been rejected.
Most people looked upon U as a piece of I
presumption for the World's fair officers to
nk to hnve thIVi btird n , which they ought
to bear , thrkjvn , upon the shoulder * of the
taxpayers throughout the whole V'nllcd
States , particularly after the generous aid
that has been extended them for the mere
asking. At time It Is n dltgraca
that the just fjalms of the French exhibitors
should be held , iy upon a mere technicality.
The World's fair officers ougjit to bo far
above such patty .work. Let them adjust the
claims without frirthor haggling.
It Is to bi. " < tioUd that the populist repre
sentatives lif' Hie lower house of congress
had themselves nil recorded on the accept
ance of the senate amendments ns If they
had nttcndcd the democratic caucus nnd felt
themselves bound by Its decision , The popu
lists arc excellent democrats when the emer
Draw Te.irs from llrlrlc.
Knnsns City Journal.
The truly deplorable situation of the dem
ocratic purty nt present la such us to excite
commiseration In the human brciist.
Her llnniili UiitiirnlHluMl.
New York World.
Perhaps In the whole nnnnls of wnr thcro
\VIIH never u campaign on n higher plane
of consideration nnd courtesy tlmii that
which ended yesterday In CJeneral Ainlur-
son'M complete triumph over Coxey's army.
Sllmi'it > ot Ills Forte.
rIo1iv | Ueiiiocrnt.
The. . most orlglnnl Idea of the ycnr Is that
of CotiKrecHinnn Hrynn of Nlrn ) kn , who
has bought a dolly now. pnppr In orlcr to
li elected United States senator. When an
old editor wants to be senator IIP Bells his
paper , spills his Ink and retires to u farm
to maintain a golden silence.
liiK Allen's Krooril.
KnnsiiH City Journal.
Mr. Quay's threatened speech Is snld to
be contained In n manuscript four feet In
height , and long enough to occupy forty
days In delivery. And yet , according to the
senate rules and Ideas of "courti'sy , " there
la no way of preventing this evil. Though
a senator goes In maliciously to speak
against time , and though his purpose Is well
known , and the threat Is boldly made In
advance , IIP tannot be restrained. Such ex
hibitions of Idiocy as this only ndil to the
feeling of contempt with which the1 senate
lias come to be regarded.
A StrlKo I.cHiim.
The business men of the stock yards dis
trict In Chicago are said to be considerably
alarmed over the situation there. Three
thousand men who quit or wore thrown
out of eni ! > lovmt > nt by the strike are un
able to get back to work , and many of
their families are actually starving , "night
In the midst of one of the world's greatest
bases of food supply , " says the Chicago
Mall , 'there promises to be hunger in
hundreds of homes during the long winter
months. " It Is estimated that during the
strike twice as many men as were needed
came to Chicago to take the strikers' '
Our < i < . | > rc II.
The Vigilant again won today. The water
anil the weather were what they ought to
be. The capabilities of the vessel were
thoroughly understood by those who
handled It. The many little defects of the
past hnve been an educational campaign.
George Gould can go to the front of the
yachtsmen of England and of the Four
Hundred In New Tcjrk. - Ills method of get
ting there was shrewd. That his father's
son should ever become the representative
of the pride and ambition of this nation In
manly contests with the one people in the
world that above nil others the republic
would most lllje. to 'outdo Is an example of
the dramatic or of the ironical character
of events that will not soon be forgotten.
Great Britain had four Georges. America
has had but two , and Washington was the
JUUOE U'Ah.lS'S DISCL.tlMKK ,
HASTINGS , , 'Aug. 13. To the Editor of
The Bee : Som6 two weeks since a dispatch
was sent from this city to the effect that I
was advising the farmers to postpone paying
their Interest for one year. I made no such
statement , gave no such advice , and enter
tained. no such sentiment. Np honest man
will refuse to pay * = hls Just debts when due ,
If able to do so. To pay one's debts accordIng -
Ing to contract Is a moral as well ns a legal
duty , and n man or a people who will will
fully violate such an obligation Is neither
honest nor patriotic. The farmers of this
state are both honest and patriotic. The
long drouth has severely Injured them , but
they are not bankrupt , and their hope , energy
and courage remain unweakened. They , as
well ns other citizens , will not shrink from
the duty of the hour , viz : To institute and
practice a rigid economy , pay their debts
and maintain the honor and credit of the
state. Now , Mr. Editor , the dispatch re
ferred to has traveled across the continent
and been published in the eastern papers.
Please give this note a place in your dally
and let us see if the truth will travel aa fast
as a lie. JOHN M. RAGAN.
ixccrpts from < Imclmid's Opinion of the
Seimto Turin Hill.
The democracy of the land pleads most
earnestly for the speedy completion of the
tariff legislation which their representatives
have undertaken , but they demand not less
earnestly that no stress of necessity shall
tempt those they trust to the abandonment
of democratic principle.
* * *
It Is quite apparent that this question of
free raw material does not admit of adjust
ment on any middle ground , since their sub
jection to any rate of tariff taxation , greater
or small , Is nllUe vlolatlvo of democratic
principle and democratic good faith.
* * * .
There is no excuse for mistaking or mis
apprehending the feeling and the temper
of the rank and file of the democracy. They
are downcast under the assertion that their
party fails in ability to manage the govern
ment , nnd they are apprehensive that efforts
to bring about tariff reform may fall , but
they are much more downcast and apprehen
sive In their fear that democratic princi
ples may be surrendered.
* * *
My public life has been so closely related
to the subject , I have so longed for Its ac
complishment , and I have so often promised
Its realization to my fellow countrymen as
a result of their trust and confidence In
the democratic party , I hope no excuse Is
necessary for my earnest appeal to you that
In this crisis you strenuously Insist upon
party honesty and good faith and a sturdy
adherence to democratic principles. I be
lieve these nre nbsolutoly necessary condi
tions to the continuation ot democratic exist-
In these circumstances It may well ex
cite our wonder tlu.democrats ( nre willing
to depart from tfilij , tlie most democratic of
all tariff principles ' 'and that the Inconsis
tent absurdity of' uch n proposed depart
ure should bo emphasized by the suggestion
that the wool of Iho farmer bo put on the
free list mid the protection of the tariff tux-
ntton bo placed ai'omul' the Iron ere nnd coal
of corporations nnd .capitalists. How can
wo face the people after Indulging In such
outrageous discrimination and violations of
Every true democrat nnd every sincere
tariff reformer kilo'wfa that this bill In Its
present form , and 'as ' "it will be submitted
to the conference 'fnllirfar ' short of the con
summation for wliliilf wo have long labored ,
for which we haVfc' suffered defeat , without
discouragement ; whiChr In Its anticipation ,
gave us n rallylng't'Tyih our day of triumph ,
and which. In Its promise of accomplishment ,
Is so Interwoven nYlJ | * > democratic pledges
and democratic successes that our abandon
ment of the causa or the principles upon
Which It rests means party perfidy and party
We have In our platforms nnd In every
way possible declared In favor of the free
Importation of raw materials. Wo have
again and again promised that this should be
accorded to our people and our manufacturers
aa soon us the democratic party wan Invested
with the power to determine the tariff pol
icy of the country. The party has now that
power. Wo are as certain today as wo hive
ever been ot the grcut. benefit that would
accrue to the country from the Inauguration
of this policy , and nothing has occurred to
release us from our obligation to Bucuro tlila
advantage to our people. U must bo ad
mitted that no tariff measure can accord
with democratic principles and promises or
btar a genuine democratic badge that does
not provide for frco raw materials.
Melteynolds of Clnjr went down to
defeat with tx-Bppikrr Klder In the fight fern
n rcnomlnatlon to the legislature.
There'll be many n familiar face In the
legldature this coming ? cs lon , for nil the
parties have In many rases taken to rcnonil-
tinting people who have been there before.
For sixteen-years nil the candidates for
the legislature In Nuckolla county have boon
farmers. Now the populists have broken the
record by nominating n town man , David
Oiilhrlc of Superior.
Kearney Hub : W. 12. Andrews was ngnln
nominated for congress by the irpubllcans
of the I'lftli district , nnd well informed people
ple think that there Is n great deal more
than n fighting chance this time for his
There promises to be trouble In the Gage
county delegation to the republican slntc
convention when the voting begins. Gage
has two candidates for state olllces and the
delegation Is split between Summers for nt-
torney general nnd Pcnrse for superlntenden
of public Instruction.
Pugilist Sheridan of Red Willow enmity
tins suceeded In securing a rcnomlnatlon a
the hands of the populists , but n nomtnatlot
Is not equivalent to an election for I. A
this ycnr. The people of Ued Willow , re
gardless of party , have too much solf-rcspccl
to allow themselves to bo represented by n
rowdy nnd a gambler.
Plattsmouth News : Represontntlve Dnvlos
received the ovation which he deserved , i
rcnomlnntlon by acclamation. John made
record for himself In the list legislature
which will insure his re-election beyom
question. He Is conservative nnd able , am
will see to It that the banners of old Cnss
nro kept well up In the front rank.
Crclghton Courier : Jnck MacColl has
nearly the solid support of the press In the
west and northwest part of the state for
the nomination for governor. He Is no doubt
the most available man In the stnte for "this
stage of the game , " and we predict his noml
nation on the first formal ballot In the con
vention at Omaha on the 22d day of this
Marsh Elder will not taste the sweets of
legislative life at Lincoln next winter , fern
n cruel fate has overtaken him. Ills con
stituents. In the shape of n populist countj
convention , have decreed that the ex-speaker
shall stay nt home this year , though Mar.sli
made a gallant fight for the nomination ,
"Eldcrisms" will not be a feature of the
reports of the house during the coming ses
Lincoln News : Mr. Majors' fool friends ,
who have been asserting that the disclosures
about Majors' ofllclnl carter only makes hi ?
nomination surer , have apparently tumbled to
the fact that this Is equivalent to saying that
to prove n man to bo a traitor to the people
and a corporation tool Is to Insure his nomi
nation at the hands of the republicans. And
yet , come to think about It , If Majors Is
nominated It will give the opposition press
an excellent opportunity to make this appli
I'KO/ / , . .IAriirtras. .
Ye democrats who have tears to shed pre
pare to shed them now.
Tariff reform Is now sugared o'er with the
pale cast of dissolution.
The July fire lsses .aggregate $16,307,000 ,
the largest for any month of tlio year.
The house eulogies at the bier of the Wil
son bill may bo condensed In two words :
"Money talks. "
The New York constitutional convention
refused by a vote of 85 to 55 to abolish cap
Senator Hill can now calmly , weigh the
folly of experimenting with an Australian
The closing act of the house on the tariff
measure was a characteristic exhibition of
free raw material.
George Gould Is rather- lavish with his
yachting bets. The abundance of water pro
duces a reckless feeling.
Philadelphia lias a George Washington
club with 300 members. Ono of the qualifi
cations of membership Is disbelief in the
cherry tree incident.
Both the republican and democratic conven
tions will be held In Omaha. Now if the
populists will come hither local irrigation
will be gl\en a decided boom
If Mr. Havemeycr dispenses n portion of
the $25,000OOQ _ rake-off on sugar , his sena
torial friends nped not concern themselves
about primary vituperation or vindication.
The gentleman who followed Cleveland
through "Hie slime and filth" of 18St again
proves himself a political manipulator of the
first grade. As a trusty friend ho has few
Let us turn away from the discordant
death gasps of democracy and consider the
exhilarating fact that the drouth has not
affected the crop of candidates. The simoon
never touched them.
The killing of two base ball players by
lightning In Kentucky during a Sunday game
might be taken as evidence of providential
wrath had not a church been riddled by a
bolt In the same locality.
California will pay dearly in the end for
the bounty of $5 granted for every coyote
scalp presented to the state treasurer. This
bounty law was passed to protect sheep ,
but It has been costly. Last year over
$500,000 was paid out , and this year It is
estimated that $650,000 will bo needed to
satisfy the claims. As the coyotes live on
jack-rabbits , the slaughter of one pest will
simply lead to the Increase of the other.
CHICAGO'S riWDAT KlTllVltll.
Chicago Record : Whatever motive may
have led to this legal step Just at the pres
ent , time It may have one beneficial result
In securing a more rigid definition of corpor
ate powers. No harm will have been done
If the attorney general succeeds In establish
ing a precedent as to the limitations of priv
ilege which go with a charter. But the pros
pect that the Pullman company will bo
forced to forfeit Its charter or surrender the
management of Its "model town" Is dim.
Chicago Post : Mr. Mcloney might have
attached the town of Pullman on much
broader grounds , for wo believe this feudal
city which Mr. Pullman has sought to graft
on the municipality Is n distinct cffcnse
cgnlnst the constitution , ns It certainly has
been an affront to humanity. He has elected
to confine the attack to a narrower channel ,
but one 1'kely to bo quite ns effective. We
trust he will not pause until he has de
molished the town , and In his legal battle he
can be piaterlilly assisted by the officials
at the city hall.
Chicago Herald : Pullman's Palace Car
company Is not empowered by this act to hold
land und construct houses for rent , to keep
a hotel nnd theater , to operate gas , water
nnd electric light works , nor to do anything
else required for the purpose of establishing ,
supporting and managing a "model town. "
As the Herald stated In first discussing this
question , the clnrtcr of the company docs
not create nn Incorporated landlord. * *
This Is one of the most sensational and Im
portant suits over commenced In the Illinois
courts , nnd It will be contested with great
earnestness und vigor.
Chicago Tribune : Tlio supreme court may
have to decide between those two construc
tions ( of the attorney general and of the
Pullnnn company's lawyers ) of the powers
Blven by the charter. If It should say that
the attorney general Is In the right , then
what lu known as Pullman will ccaso to
exist , for whatever land Is not covered by
the company'a manufacturing plant will have
to bo sold. But If It Fhould give n broader
construction to the words "such real estate
ns may bo deemed necessary for the success
ful prosecution of Its business , " then Pull
man will not bo Interfered with.
IT inn'T 11 OH if ,
Atlanta ConxtUutlon. ;
Ulrl at HenHlde ,
Heading book ;
Hamlfcoino young man ,
Steals n look.
Olrl romantic :
VJowH tint wave :
"If I Jumped In ,
Would bo suve ? "
I.oqkH dejected ;
Hi-eniH to weep !
In tlio ilu'p !
Young man HiuiftH his >
Cries : "Your UruHS la
dotting' wet I"
Olrl swims shoreward
ItathtT cool ;
Mutters : "Knew lie
Was u fool I"
KEEP IT W
Shall the Party Commit Itself to a Tattooed
Standard Bearer ?
The candidacy of Thomas J , Majors con
fronts the republican party of Nebraska as
a menace to Its success In the Impending
campaign. To elevate him to the position ot
standard bearer will place the party on Ilia
defensive and subject It to a galling fire that
THE TELL-TALK CERTIFICATE.
Forilcn-tcei at. C/X / " . JT. _ . ,
1S31 , 44. ( /jj/u/fV " "
Total , -
Deduct amount drmcn , - . - f. ?
/ Jtalitncednc ,
Lincolny f < . c/ tsat.
J hereby certify that the above ucevunt It correct nniUutf , nil
" ' ( ' / " ) ' JftXSeMT
vfii of T.i.axrox Awiitoro/i\i t counts.
It could not withstand. Every candidate nnd
every party leader on the stump would bo
compelled to champion the candidacy ot n
man who Is tattooed with n record of In-
delllblo Infnmy. They would be confronted
at every crossroad with the story of the
forged census returns that scandalized the
state at the national capital and placed n
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
more recent misbehavior ot 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 , and
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 , n populist , who had been elected on
the nntl-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
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 nd-
vlscd about the plot ho 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 $262.40 as his pay
and mileage for the session up to the tlmo
of his abrupt departure In the middle of
On March 31 , when the session closed.
THE TELL-TALE TAYLOR ORDER.
The above Is a fac Elmllo of the order of
the abducted ex-senntor authorizing Walt
Seely to receipt the vouchers and warrants
tor his unearned salary. It wilt bo noted
that the order Is In the handwriting of Walt
M. Seely , private secretary of Lieutenant
T1IK ATVIllKOff fiA.\n.ir .
Chicago Post : The offense of rebating , of
which Uelnbart stands accused , crushes
nul grinds the very llfeblood nut of small
inerclmntH by giving unuwial advantiiKiti
to large shippers. It Mrlkos at the ehscnro
if the Intetstnto commerce law , ami If It
iror-B unpunished the felon Htrllii'is under
Uvbs will have a real substance for their
iiltlcr complaint that the law exists only to
ininlsh the worklngmnn while shielding the
dns of tlio capitalist.
Snrlnglleld Republican : That the manage
ment of one of the llrst rallroiul systems
> f the country should deliberately go to
ivork to overstalu Its deposits by $ ( .OJfiJ5 ;
ts accounts receivable by $1.610.813 ; Its fron-
jhlseH and property by $2,100,110 , and other
iijcoiintH by $3.17,418 : and undcrBtuto thu
illls paiynblo by $1W0.000 ! , Is amazing , but
in act which Beems to have been fastened
icynnil dispute upon thu Atchlson managers ,
i'helr cast- , therefore , callH fur but ono
; ourse of action. They Hhoilhl be turned
nit nf their places , and thi-n the lusponHl-
) lo parties should be brought to book by
bi ) olllcers of the government who are
; lmrgod with the execution of the Inter-
New York Herald : The Interstate com-
nuroe act was pnn.st-il with special view to
irevent discrimination In rates and the
irantlng of secret rebates , yet bore \va aru
nformod that the Atchlson , Topeka ft
Santa Ko company has given rcbatcH aggre
gating 1.000.WJO a your In the past four
fuars ? The same law prohibits rallinatlM
rom "pooling , " anil yet wo are given a
tutemont of unsettled balance * re.su t rig
ram a pooling airaiiseiiiunt that existed
) etwccn the Atchlson ami two of Its | iro-
miimtlvu competitors. Ihu chief
iitforerH by such juggl ng with the ac-
ountH are Innocent people , who may have
) i-en led to buy Atcbli-on stuurltlCH at higher
trices bv u perusal of Its misleading stato-
ni'iilH. Thc'V are by no means , liowcvi'r ,
ho only HiiffertTH. riucli Incidents cast sus-
tlclons upon other railway corporations
uul tend ty arouse distrust of all American
iccurltlcs In the inlmla ot forulcn Investor * ,
the following hill , certified to ur T. J.
Mnjois as president of the senate , wns placed
In the hands of the auditor nnd n warrant
for $7S wa Usued to W. M. Taylor as bal
Mice duo for alleged services In the senall
for the Inst fifteen days ot the month :
The above Is a fnc simile of the certificate
signed by Lieutenant Governor Majors mil
approved by the auditor , ns now on file In
the office of the auditor of stntc.
The wnrrant for $75 wns cashed by Wnlt
M. Seely , private secretary of the lieutenant
governor , nnd pocketed by him. Taylor
never received a 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
ho certified that Taylor had served through
the entire term he 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 mortlalcd and cashiered In dis
grace. Where the offense was as flagrant
as the Taylor voucher fraud , ho would have
been made to servo n 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 commandcr-ln-
chief of the military forces of the common
THE SENATE OIL ROOM.
The climax of Infamy on the part of tha
lieutenant governor was the conversion of
his private office adjoining the sonata cham
ber Into a legislative oil room , In which
liquor was dispensed freely to members of tha
senate who were addicted to drink , nnd to
lobbyists , innlo nnd female , who resorted to
the room for debauching the law makers.
Every fellow who belonged to the gang
carried n Yale lock key in his pocket so as
to have access at all times , night or day ,
when the senate was In session or nt 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 whose bills wcro to bo logrolled
throuch and uhoso Interests were to be
protected by the bland , affable and accom >
modatlng lieutenant governor.
Can republicans stultify themselves and
jeopardize their cause by placing a man with
such a record at the head of the ticket ?
Governor Majors , It purports to be dated
at Portland , Ore. , but Is written on nn of
ficial blank , headed with the name of the
lieutenant governor , at the senate chamber ,
Lincoln , Neb. , with the date line left blank ,
except the figures 1891.
I'KI'I'I'.H K 1'OINTS ,
Washington Star : "What barbarians
these Asiatics art' ! " oxclnlnifd one pugilist.
"Yos , " replied the other. "They nio actu
ally lighting ! "
Vogue1 : Gwendoline I'm at a loss to ac
count , for the fart that Mr. Cranilall him
moro enemies than tiny man I know
Howard think bo must go through llfu
acting thu part of a candid friend.
Boston Triui'crlpt : They have been
forced In acknowledge tlio corn In the Chicago
cage grain pit.
Buffalo Com lor : No , Angelina ; a funeral
does not follow a dead heat. Your Impres
sion was doubtli'ss gained from thu fuel
that the hex | > s of u. good many bettors are
burled by such an event.
Plain Healer : Knriwr James , have you
watered Iho cows this evening ? New Man
from City No. sir , not for two days"
"What ? " "I I hoard you Hay day before
yestrrday , idr , that they wouldn't bo dry
for about Hlx weeks yi t , Hlr. "
Yonkor's Statesman : "Yes , nindam , " nald
the clerk In Iho furniture stoic , "yon will
llnd that bedstead as represented. It Is full
width , made out or Iho lirst walnut , and ,
you an luok fur yourself , UIOIO'B no man
under It , "
Indlnnnpolln Journal : "Poor man , I know
yon must bu hungry. " salil the kind-hearted
woman who cxuno t" the door.
"Hungry ? " replied Mr. Dismal DawHon.
"LinlX. I in that holler that every tlmo X
Hpeuk I echo like a empty cistern. "
THI'3 IINVIHND VERSION.
"My face Is my fortune , Hlr , " Bho Hald
Ami tlio titled gentlemen Hlghud , "
It IM..S vulr'y ' sad , but I've ) got tei hat
A better dot zen zc photograph. "
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