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THE OMAHA DAILY TUgjR : FRIDAY. AUGUST 5W , 1894.
THEMAHA DAILY BEE.
. nOSEWATER , Editor.
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OnOllGK n. T7.SCHUCK.
Sworn tn before mo nnd nub-crlbed In my pres
ence this 1st day cf Aumint. ml.
fSenl.l N. P. KEM > , Notary Public.
The Influx ot lawyers returning from sum-
or vacations Is a sure Indication that the
coUrts are about to grind once more.
President Cleveland Is reported to have
returned to Washington "looking much bet
ter. " There was always considerable room
for Improvement In looks.
Congress may be expected to adjourn Just
as soon ns Its conge anlvcs , duly signed
and attested by Mr , Havemcyer and stamped
with the seal ot the favorlto Sugar trust.
7hero Is an old German adage : It you go
to bti with dogs , you are sure to get up
with fleas. A party that loads up with tat-
toed men must expect chastisement at the
ballot box. _
1 When the prices ot everything on. tha mar
ket have 1 > een going down tor months , the ,
railroads ot Iowa ask that the state rail
road commission kindly rnlso the rites tor
transporting freight In that state.
How floes Tom Majors fit that plank ol the
platform which demands the enforcement of
the maximum rate bill which he sought to
choke otl by all the disreputable tactics of
which be has shown himself capable , when
presiding over the state senate ?
The telegraph companies have no objection
to the absence ot quorums In the two houses
of congress , particularly when the ssrgcant-
at-armt Is directed to send messages by wire
to the absent members requesting them to
return to &ns\vcr to their names wlbcn the
roll Is called.
IHizzanVo Day has settled down once more
to Its < l .lly diet of theatrical and literary
cclcbrlllett , content with having supplied the
temporary p.bldlng place of the president ,
Kick from perplexity as to Ills duty regarding
ft tarIC bill passed by congress in splto of
his bitter denunciation of It.
How convenient to charge tfie defeat of the
Yale athletes who contested with Oaford In
England for the International championship
upon the differences In climatic conditions
between the two countries ! But 1C this Is
true , America can never hope to win In
England nor England In America.
Candidates in the field of local politics are *
oven raoro numerous In comparison -with the
number ot offices to be filled than they have
been In the field of state politics. There Is
also Just as large a proportion ot rouKueJ nncl
tricksters. The local tickets must bo made
up of clean men without regard to the char
acter ot the state tickets.
Mr. Pullman refuses to bo Interviewed re
garding Governor Altgeld's visit to Pullman.
Ho Is probably preparing another statement
for the public defending his philanthropic
attitude toward his former employes. The
people will cortalnly be disappointed 1C they
do not continue to receive their regular com'
muntcatlons from Mr. Pullman.
Slxtli district populists hailed Iho announce
t. ment ot tha nomination ot Majors for gov
Q ernor by tlio republican railroad convention
with cheers &nj other signs of Jubilation.
The nomination ot Majors by the- railroad
convention brings joy to the hearts ot the
populists everywhere In the same degree that
Its brings consternation and disgust upon
honest and conscientious republicans through
out the Btata of Nebraska.
Peta Schweuck Is the right man to manage
Tom Majors' ca npalgn In Douglis county ,
Pflto U the very fellow that was convicted
In the congressional Investigation of pro
curing and filling out the blank certifying
over the name of the secretary of state and
FV attested with the seal of state- the bogus
and fraudulent census return for which Torn
Majors was censured and recommended for
Indictment In the District of Columbia.
Mr. Kcm baa been nominated far i third
term by the populists of tha Sixth district.
It passes all comprehension how a man like
Keiu. who has done nothing to speak ot ex
cept drav his salary In tlia fnm years he
hag been In congress , should bo endorsed for
ro-eloctloQ when there are so man ? more
cajmble and deserving populist leaileri. In his
district. It remains to bo seen , however ,
whether Mr. Kern will pull thiwutffl again as
agalaat a bright and tireless worker Ilka Matt
Only ten days remain before tha reopening
of the public schools. U behooves the school
board to sea that everything is quite ready
for resuming work upcj the verr first day.
Most usually so many things are left un-
provlded until the vacation pcrloJ li almost
at an end that It Is Impossible to set the
machinery of the schools promptly In opera
tion. There have been no new school build'
Ings erected thin year nor any very extensive
repairs except at the DoJgo school. There
was ample tlmo for completing all tha work
In hand this summer so as not to Interfere
wlti the reopening ot the schools in the least.
Tbo children ought (0 ( bavo tbo full benefit
of Instruction throughout tha catlro school
O r , commencing with the very flrit day.
The most potential ( actor In the nomination - -
nation : of Thomas J , Majors was the whulcnale
distribution of rnilrond pass brlb' * . Mot only
was free transportation Riven to alinost
every delegate nn the line ot the Uurllngton
road from riattsimsuth to Hex Uulte , but
annual U. & M. [ passes were distributed
where they would do the moat Rood In converting -
verting delegates from their honest ctolco
to the support ot Major * .
toV Every retainer and heeler from Ager to
Walt Soeley had satchels full of passes wlilch I
were Riven out with. ' a lavish hand anil did |
their pernicious work tiinro effectively Lhan
It the ) had been ! > many barrk bills , A
great many nun who would resent the offer
olbi a money bribe readily accept the pass
bribe as a compliment , and In nearly every
Instancy they feet bound to reciprocate' ' by
casting : thplr votcj In accordance with the j
request of the pass distributor. |
nw In the palmiest days of Oould ami DIBlon ,
when the entire Union Pacific was a political
maclilne , thora van nothing In the way ol
pass bribery to compare with the wholesale
pass scatteratlon of the Ilurllngton basses , to
whom alone Majors owes hh bought nom
ination. Majors lilmselt hag for tlie last two
years been a i1calr In pass bribes ta an
extent : that would seem Incredible to pnrtlcr
who are not famlltar with the methods bj
which ho has been vorklng up popularity'
while macqii radlng an the honest , hnrny-
handed farmer anil playing the old soldier
Every candldste foe tlit legislature , ow
whatever ticket he inav run , Ehotild bo mad :
to clve \vrlttn icdfo ) ! that he will
tia tiU bill to prohibit , unti&r ucvere pcnalticJ , , the
Issnunco and acceptance of railroader
or free mileage tlcke' under any prstexl
except to operatives and reulnr cniilo | } s cf
the railroad. ' . So l ng as railroad pass
bribery la winked nl there can be no fres
choice of candidates In political conventions.
TIIK lliPiHIilC.tA' VLA
Barring the rat her verbone Introductorr
the platform adopted hy the republican con
vention commends Itselt as eminently sound
on the most vital points at Issue Ini the
The * money plank jpcaks with no uncer-
: oln sound against the free silver craze nn J
n favor ot a soiiml , stable currency of which
very dollar will represent 100 cents In com
mercial as well as. In debt-paying value.
The railroad regulation plank strikes tic
nail on the head siULrely | In demanding tlic
nactmcnt of laws that will enforce thai pro-
/Islon'of our state constitution wl-lch forbids
fictitious capitalization ot railroads and de
clares void all stock dividends and stock
ssues that do not represent an actual lu-
The demand for the enforcement wf ttie
maximum rate bill enacted by the last leg
islature until the same Is declared vilil by
ho courts voices the centlment of the gteat
mass of railway patrons.
The plank In favor of the supervision ,
regulation and coxitral by the national gov
ernment of corporations engaged In inter
state commerce with a view to preventing
their fictitious capitalization and excessive
bonding Is In harmony with the railroad
plank and would , if carried out , go further
toward breaking up the existing trusts than
any legislation yet devised.
The declarations in behalf of the rights of
abor nnd In faror of preventing lo'Ckom's. '
and strikes by arbitration should meet with
approval of capitalists as well as wmrklig-
The demand for the extirpation of anardiy
by the passage of the pending bill to exclude
foreign anarchists from American soil vrlll
meet the general approval of all law-abldl-ng
The recommendation for the submission
of a constitutional amendment to enlarge
the scope for tha Investment ol the perma
nent school funl Is timely and should be
carried out by the next legislature.
The recommendation for diversified Indus
try and the stimulation of sugar beet -cuUuro
cannot fall to meet the approval of every
Nebraska land cultivator who has given the
subject any thought.
In most respects the republican platform
will be In consonance not only with Una
views'of republicans , but also a largo per
centage of the membership of other parties.
If the men nominated by the convention
wore by tholr record In public llfo and In
their relations to the corporations tl'iat ' are
subject to state nnd national control In har
mony with thg enunciations of the platform
' the republicans would have reason to expect
'to-carry the state bj- their old-time majority.
TUK fiKXT COKOIlKSf.
The republican gains In the several states
of the north where elections were held last
year ranged from C to 9 per cent , and 11 Is
a reasonable estimate that the average re
publican gain throughout the country this
year will bo at least 7 per cent.Assuming
that such an average will be maintained In
all the congressional districts outside of the
south it would enable the republicans to
elect representatives In seventy-three dis
tricts which Jra now held by democrats or
populists. Such a. change would make the
next house stand republicans 209 , democrats
145 , with probably about the same number
of populists as nt present , most of tbo Uilrd
party men coming from the south In.stemi of
from the west.
The IHirtalo Express enumerates the follow
ing districts lu which a republican gain of
7 per cent would wipe out the democratic
majorities : The Fourth Callfronla , the First
Colorado , the First. Second and Fourth Con
necticut , Delaware , the Sixteenth , Eighteenth
and Nineteenth Illinois and the two at
large ; the First , Second , Fifth , Seventh ,
Eighth , Tenth , Eleventh , Twelfth a.nd Thir
teenth Indiana , the Third , Fifth , .Sixth and
Seventh Kar.saa and the one at lirge ; the
Third , Ninth and Tenth Kentucky ; the First ,
Fifth and Sixth Maryland ; the Fifth , Soicnth
and Tenth Massachusetts ; the Second , Fifth ,
Seventh and Tenth Michigan ; the Third ,
Sixth and Scwnth Minnesota ; the Fourth ,
Twelfth and Fifteenth "Missouri ; the First
Nebraska ; the Fourth , Fifth , Sixth and
Eighth New Jersey ; the Fifth , Nineteenth.
Twentieth and Twenty-first New York ; the
Ninth North Carolina ; the Third1. Ninth ,
Fourteenth , Sixteenth and Elghtsenth Ohio ;
the Twelfth and Tcventy-foiirth Pennsylvania ;
the First and Second Ithode Island ; ( the I'hlrcl
and Eighth Tennessee ; the First. Second ,
Third Ltt-1 Fourth West Virginia ; tire Fourth ,
Fifth and Sixth Wisconsin , and Wyoming.
The Express says that this calculation Is
based solely en republican gains , bit In
most cases where the republicans will gain
the democrat ! will suffer a fdllluiK off In
their vote. On account of this transference
considerable less than 7 per cent Increase
ot the republican vote- would bo sufficient to
overthrow democratic majorities , which In
1S92 uerq much larger than 7 per cent of
the total vote * , The Express gays : "Of
courae there arc In this lUt manr districts
in which the democrats , though ( hey have
relatively sms.ll majorities , are s str.ngty
fortified that It. vill be Imposilble t defeat
them. Hut on tin other hand many dlitricts
whore republican prospects are very good
are left out. It may fairly b said , therefore ,
that t the omissions will counterbalance the
Impossibles I Included and that tha next jouse
will have a republican majority approaching
fifty t , " This appears to bo a. safe nnd con
servative conclusion , but should It prove to
be t somewhat too optimistic the margin la
sufficiently liberal to permit of absoUita con-
nitr.ro f that the republican majority In. the
hou I fc of representatives of the Fifty-fourth
congress will not be loss than forty.
The Importance nt having the next house
ot representatives republican cannot bo over
estimated. It Is necessary to put a cbeck
to the democratic purpose lo further assail
the principle of protection , A republican
house could not secure ths enactment of
any legislation not acceptable to a demo
cratic senate. It could , therefore , do noth
ing toward remedying the faults and th < e
damaging effects of the tariff legislation &f
this t congress , 11 lit It. would be a bulwark
against the further effort ! of democracy
In | the direction of free trude. Should the
democrats succeed In retaining control of
the t house for another two years they wouW
not leave a vestige of protection to American
Industries and American labor , It Is their
avowed purpose to kciap up the crusade
against that policyand a popular endorsement
next , November of what they have already
done .would stimulate them to go the full
length | In their destructive assault on protec
tion. | The election of a republican house
will , give an effectual check to this design.
The comparatively small export demand for
wheat and the low price of that grain are
discouraging facts not only for the wheat
3i'o\\trs o' the csuiify , but for all Interests
dependent ( for Inelt pro'perUy upon ue prcs.
ncrlty of the agricultural Interest. For the '
month of July the exports of wheat ( flour
Included ) from all polnia ni.iounted In round
figures to 11,000,000 busliels , against 19,0001-
000 In the same month Matt year. The ex
ports from the Pa lClc coast wore less
than oilo-tcnth what thej- were In July ,
1S93 , while for the Atlantic they were less
than one-half. It ls thus seen that tbo crop
year begins most inausplcloualy for th. pro
ducers , and when It Is remembered that the
government report and nearly all unofficial
statements prior to the middle of July Indi
cated a yield far below the average tlie
smallncss of th3 exports assumes greater
Importance , since under such conditions for
eigners would be likely to buy more largely
than they would have dctie otherwise , es-
67.7 cents at New Yoils , vas altogether the
lowest ever known In any month.
A writer In the New York Tribune , who
Is evidently entirely fumlllar with thJ situ
ation , says that the trade on both aides ot
the ocean treats the government estimates of
yield with entire contempt. The unofficial
estimates now most generally trusted point
to a yield exceeding 450,000,000 bushels , and
the facts seem to Indicate that the yield will
be even higher. The movement ot wheat
from farms to western markets has been
larger than a year ago , from July 1 to Au
gust 18 about 29,000,000 bushels , against 21-
000,000 bushels last year , when the crop was
certainly over 500,000,000 bushels , and JG-
000,000 bushels In the sanio weeks ot 1892 ,
when the crop was larfe , and 35,000,000 bush
els in th : same weeks of 1331 , when the crop
was the largest ever grown. It seems lo
be demonstrable that the yield of 1893 'ex
ceeded 500.000,000 bushels. According- the
writer quoted , Indications at present are
that the yield this year Is somewhat jarger
than It was In 1893. Minnesota and the Dakotas -
kotas claim 125,000.000 bushels , against 77.-
000,000 bushelp reported by the department
last year. Other state reports quite gener
ally promise more than ( he department al-
ows. The larger movement this year In sptto
of phenomenally low prices Is an Indication
not apt to be erroneous. It can therefore ) be
assumed , until further Information , that the
crop year starts with about 82,000,000 bushels
commercial wheat In ,
tie country and a
yield of about 530,000,000 bushe'ls , against
which tbiio may bo required for food
320,000,00 ! ) bushels and Cur seed 56,000,000
bushels. This would leave for export more
than 230,000,000 buslmls , a quantity larger
than foreign countries seem likely to require.
Indeed It Is a. greater quantity than foreign
countries have taken Croin us In a number ot
years , and now we h .ve to meet a more ex
tensive competition from wheat-producing
countries than ever before.
Manifestly the situation Is a most unprom
ising one for American wheat growers , tor
It seems to clearly point to still lower prices ,
notwithstanding the tact that they have al
ready reached lo er flgures than at any pre
vious tmo ! In the last forty years. The ad
vice of the late Secretary Husk naturally
comes to mind In connection with this mat
ter. In his last report ho told the farmers
of the country that la order to make wheat-
growing profitable they must reduce pro
duction. It was sound advice then and la all
the more so now wtien the competition ol
other wheat-producing countries U Increas-
IiB- _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE CUSF Ol' DHL.AY
Whether President Cleveland signs thei
tariff bill or permits It to become a law
by the lapse of the constitutional ten clays
without his signature cm make DO poislblo
difference with puMIc sentiment on the sub
ject. A new tariff 1)111 can bo enacted only
with the president's consent , and It affects
popular opinion littto whether that consent
Is given In writing by a formal approval
of the act or whether It Is given tarltlp
by passive Inaction until the time limit al
lowed shall have expired. Assuming then
that the bill Is to become a law , an assump
tion which scorns warranted by the attitude
ot both congress and the cabinet , every Any
of delay adds to ttie profits ot the trusts
and other beneficiaries af the pending legis
lation at the expense ! of the national treasury
and the taxpayers ho are compelled ta sup
port It , The receipts from customs hate
practically fallen off In their entirety , while
the receipts from itho Internal revenue In
discount of future taxes are greater than
Importation of dutiable articles la prar
tlcally at a standstill , because the Importers
are aware of the prospective decrease In
the rate of duty and see that their Interests
are best subserved by working oft stock upon
which the old rate ot duty has beeni pild
and holding back new goods until they can
enter the country at the reduced tariff rates.
They ore enabled to do this through our
bonded warehouse lyutem , Ieav' ' " . their new
Importations In bond until after tha new
law shall have taken effect. Aa a consequence
quence , the bonded warehouses are over
crowded \vltji goods. There Is , to be sure ,
1.01110 contention that Imported articles , must
pay the rate ot duly In force at the time
they were brought : Into the country , but
there Is really nothing in such argument
for the reason tint nil such articles could
be ro-exported without charge and then re-
Imported at the new and lower rate or duly.
On one class ol Importations tbo prcil-
dent's delay has 'had n precisely opposite
effect. For come time tha Sugar trust has
Icon Increasing and eiredltlng Ita Imports
of raw sugnr , ltg Imports 'In ' Juno ex
ceeded EOO.OOi/ipljS / pounds , lit Imports for
August are nofd tto be at the rate ot COO-
030,000 poundfl 'fl/i / 20,000,009 pound * per day.
The cxplanafW "bf " this U that under the
existing law jujaar Is frco and the trust de-
tires'to brlnsitnttf the country as much raw
ugar as possible- before the 'Imposition ' of
tlie duty of j b , per cent. It thni avoids
paying anythln Jnto the treasury and will
turn the cqu l nt of the duty Into its own
pockets o soon , as the new tariff affords
It the opportunity , ) Simultaneously wltli this
Koct.'dlng thai W.hlsky trust Is ( aklng ou'
ct bond every * day ) large quantities ot spirits
In order that-it may escape the payment Into
Iho treasury of the 'added tan ol 20 cents
iO cents from purchasers of whisky from
* nd after the enforcement ot the revised
Internal rcvenuo schedule. The Whisky
trust , llko the Sugar trust and the Im
porters , believes In making Lay whllo the
The New York Times estimates the profits
accruing to the Sugar trust from the presi
dent's delay In signing the tariff bill at
1100,000 a day , and those accruing to the
Whisky trust at 1300,000 per day. The
Times believes that the revenue being lost
to the government on sugar and whisky
alone Is not less than $500,000 per day , and'
may bo much more than thit. What the
Importers are saving It Is much more dif
ficult to guess. Yet the usually carctul
Washington correspondent of the Chicago
Slecord places It at another $500,000 \ > er
day , and makes the total loss to the govirn-
incnt $1,000,000 dally. A delay of ten duys '
means , * thcn , on this calculation , $10,000-
< )00 transferred from the national treacury
.o the coffers of the trusts and foreign Im
I porters. President Cleveland has known
t .ho provisions of the senate bill ever since
t ho first week In July and ought certainly
t .0 have familiarized himself with Its details
I n the six weeks that It was in 'Conference ,
I lie might , bnd he so desired , have been
I prepared to act upon It the same day that
: .ho engrossed bill was presented to him.
Ills failure to act upon It promptly , to veto
t boldly , or to sign as after all acceptable ,
promises j to be a rather cogtljproceed -
ng , regarded from the taxpayers' point of
Postmaster Ileslng of Chicago pretends to
have discovered an Increase of 10 per cent
n the collections ot mall In that city on
: ho day after the tariff bill passed , an In
crease of 15 per cent on the following day
and'an increase of 25 per cent on the third
day , which , to hl > > mind , can be explained
only by the resumption of business on the
removal of the tariff uncertainty. Postmas
ter Ileslng fears , that 1C the work of his
olllce continues to be augmented at this rate
he will soon have to have the entire I'ost-
oince department placed at Hits disposal In
order to keep rlacenvltL the business. Some
clew to Mr. Htslng s views may perhaps be
gathered fromthefact , , that he is now In
Washington urglngcthe authorities there to
permit him to'rrtttko numerous additions to
the fores of employes allotted , to his office.
Senator Voorjigesjs again on duty in the
senate after anvabscrico of nearly four weeks
forced upon him by Elcknesa. His recovery
Is attributed exclusively to the good effects
ot the new tariff. IJad the -senate and house
remained In-deadloqk , or haflthe bill failed
of passage , there Isno doubt In the minds
of Senator' Voorhees'- * friends tult ho would
still be confln6d to 'the1 sick room. The sen
ator Is profuse In his , recnmniqndatlfln ot the
tariff cure. His photograph and letter of
acknowledgment will soon appear In all ad
vertisements of that womhrlnl medicine.
Tom Majors declared In tin oresence ot
3,000 people that he refused $3,001) ) tendered
him by congress as back salary. Anybody
who has ever known Tom Majors knows
enough to know that the honorable bilk who
did not pay his assessment In the republi
can campaign In which ha was a candi
date would not be likely to turn back a flve-
dollaf bill If ever It came within Ms reach. The
fact Is he was trying to get pay for a full
session of two years , or $10,000' for playing
the role of contingent congressman for a few
months on a forged census certificate.
A conviction has Just been secured In New
Orleans for the soliciting and acceptance of
bribes by a former member of the city coun
cil. New Orleans wll doultlesa reap some
benefit from the example of Justice thus set
for other coimcllmen who might be tempted
to do likewise. U the Influence of this suc
cessful prosecution would but be exerted to
preserve the integrity of the public service
In other cities also It would save the latter
the necessity of resorting to similar proceed
ings to secure an example cacli for its own
The extremes of temperature during the
last year have contributed toward working
havoc with our wooden pavements so that
today there U scarcely n voo3en pavement
fit for use'on any street subject to moderately
heavy traffic. In another year these pave
ments will have been ground to a mere mass
of filthy chips. Omaha will have to do a
great deal of repaying before very long.
Business men should co-operato with the
Labor day committee In prepu'Inpr a Labor
day demonstration for Omalin that will be a
credit to the city olid that wll ! attract visi
tors from abrrtad.- The celebration can be
rfi'ie morn than a-merely local affair. There
Is not much time * left In which to perfect
arrangements , Wt 'lh th t sliort tlmo all
should act together for tha same end.
It la evident frbm < he testimony taken by
the committee now-nlttlnc nt Chicago that
Pullman , III. , wtmflfot being operated as a
sanitarium. _ gt _ _
tn for Wllllnm.
Governor Mcltlnl/ preparing to sit
back nnd enjoy \titi spectacle tlmt will be
presented In Ctmlrrrmn Wilson's West Vlr-
plnla congressional djstrlct In a few weeks.
The governor kiunva whn.t It Is to be the
center pole of 'n "irolltical circus full of
tariff trick muldfl.uj -
The Pi > rflIly Atrll < rs Home.
Penver JV > P Mtcan.
Hereafter sugar win coat 2 cents a pound
more than It Una coat under the McKlnley
law , because the democratic party IIUH seen
lit to tax that roinmo-llty , mainly for the-
benefit of the Sugar trust. How do the
people like to have the coat of living In
creased for the benefit of a treat monopoly
which already possesses more wealth than
it knows what to do with ?
Xo\r to lluilnrii ,
Kw York rueorilnr.
Enterprise , courage ana nelf-r < illance are
the great American characteristics. Now
is the hour to exhibit them in their Create t ,
best and highest forms. Let the long Hllcnt
factory whistles blow out ! Put ths Brent
drive-wheels In motion ! Drown with Ihu
roar of the mighty machinery of the republic
public- the Idiotic clatter of the crunk the *
crisis who have brought so much misery on
the country ! The Recorder appeals to all
Its contemporaries tu unite with Itjn this
worlc of llftlnii up , In every way they can
the postmto Industries or the nation. It U
a sacred and patriotic duty.
PKVPJ.K AKl >
To the averngc railroad In politic * a con
vention li n pnsslng event.
There are other games besides base ball
In which the striker Is strictly In It.
When the votes that count are cotin'id. '
vocal discord ! will Iw pitched In a laitioi
The king ol Slam denies Iho report ot his
death. Kindly words of eulogy are rectol-
fully recalled ,
Reflections on the gall ot Colonel Creek-
Inrldgu In seeking a vindication ore pre
mature and uncalled for.
Senator Mcl'hcrson hac been persuade ! not
to resign , Similar pressure Induced his
valet to remain on guard.
A bill taking alcohol used In the arts oft
the frco list has passed. This putn nplain
whisky and the most elaborate cocktail on
all fours ,
The Income tax applies to Incomes for
tha year ISO I. Although Incomes ars In *
visible , collectors will nevertheless bestir
themselves and draw their salaries.
The Philadelphia Times utters a few
"Sober Words About Wages. " Things have
come to a pretty pass when Quaker City
utterances mast be branded as Jagtess.
Reformers In Cleveland are about to In
vestigate the common council. It Is Muted
In Interested quarters that the tupply ot
municipal knlsomlnc Is ample for all Im
Colonel J. Hampton Hoge , the Virginia
gentleman whose appointment as com ill to
Amoy was recalled by President Cleveland ,
has been nominated for congress In his dis
trict. He ought to get out a full vote.
Ilurllngton , Kan. , has a pensioner who
was born on Christmas day , 1791 , long lit In
the war ot 1812 and two Indian wars and
served ns a teamster In the civil war. An
drew Franklin , who Is wild to bei as spry
at 1C3 as many men ot 60 ,
American millionaires arc not the only
ones ' who find life la England best suited
to their tastes. The South African mil
lionaire , J , H. Robinson , wilt henceforth
regard London as Ills permanent residence
nnd South Africa as but a winter resort.
Miss Mary Llthegon of Manlsteo , Mich. ,
who recently came into a fortune of $800,000
by the death of an uncle In Glasgow , Scot
land. Is none the less ambitious to succeed
In her chosen profession oC medicine. She
will graduate at Ann Arbor and finish
An Indiana farmer has entered suit for
damages against Congressman Dymini be
cause ho cannot get the promised $1.25 a
bushel for lila wheat. If office seekers nrn
liable for breaches of promises undo on the
stump their salaries would not liquidate
the court costs.
The report that Sioux City Is slaughter
ing horses and sending the carcasses east
as prime > > ecf Is groundless. Some time
ago Sioux City rtttled the box nna put sev
eral horses on the other fellow , The
present rcpdrt Is doubtless a revamping of
that little Incident.
Dr. Albert D. Miles , the New Orleaius sur
geon who died recently , left an estate valued
at about $250,000 , amassed during a prac
tice of twenty years. Under hit. will the
Charity hospital , the Hotel Diem aid the
medical school of Tulane university of New
Orleans wilt each receive $10,000' ' .
The Memphis grand jury has juat un
earthed a Large sized municipal sensation
and has reported 730 Indictments against
saloon keepers , merchants and others who
have not paid , or at le.ist are not credited
with paying. Into the treasury the imount
of their licenses for eight years The
amount of the shortage Is nearly $2,900,000.
and the county officials are next to be In
vestigated to nnd out why the money was
lyiusttK ucoAo.ur COJIKH.v. .
Indianapolis Journal : The. democratic ap
propriations by this congress ore $28,000,000 ,
less lhan those of last year , and $2S,000Qi)0 )
Is the aggregate of the fllchlngs frnm the
Philadelphia Press : Congressman Cannon
easily disposes cf the claim that the present
congress Is economical. A reduction In pen
sion appropriations of $29,000,000 has. given
the democratic majority a margin which It
has used to Increase other expenditure
heavily above Ihe appropriations three ago
by the last republican congress.
Boston Journal : The first year of the
democratic administration has witnessed a
decrease In revenue to the extent of $ S9-
000,000 ; a deficiency for the first time In
time of peace since 1860 amounting to $70-
000,000 ; an increase in appropriations ; an In
crease In expenditures save In what has been
saved at tlie xpense of pensioners ; the bor
rowing of money to tlie extent of $58,000,000 ;
and the fllc-hlng of $12,000,000 from the gold
redemption fund to meet current e-xponses.
Buffalo Express : This congress las not
been quite so extravagant ns Its predecessor ,
at least , if the second session keeps up the
record. Tha total appropriations , according
to a statement Issued by Chairman Siyics of
the house appropriations committee , amount
to $28,835,989 less than were passed during
the first session of the Fifty-second congress.
But the appropriations of tlie first session ot
the Fifty-second congress were greater than
the appropriations of the first session of the
much decried "bullion" congress Iby P41.201-
C77U2. Tha democrats have not yel made
as good a record for economy as did the re
publicans whom they criticised lor extrava
gance. They nre beginning to appreciate the
truth ot the remark that this is n $1,400,000-
000 country. A ,
3IOTTLKI > JllltTII.
umvt ion News : Some men ought to be
ashamed of thc-mpelves , but they ne\er hap
pen to think about It.
New Orleans Picayune : There nre some
young- men who feel like colng : out for a
lark nfter taking a few swallows at various
Atclilson Globe : Having a "steady" keeps
n girl at home ns close evening * us If she
was maiTled and had a baby.
Philadelphia Ttecord : It's quite r.atnrnl
that the nctors In seashore companies
should mistake for applause the noise made
by people killing mosquitoes.
Philadelphia Ledger : China offers a re
ward of ZOO taels for the head oC a. Jap
officer and 100 for the head or a private.
It'H a cnst of heads they lose , taels the
other fellows win.
Chicago Tribune : "Why don't you uet n
boy to ke < p your desk In order ? " Inquired
HIP caller , "It looks awfully littered up. "
"I keep It this -way. " sold the man nt the
desk , "to show that I'm always busy , "
"But why O , I seel Good da.y ! "
Indianapolis Journal : Mrs. FlirK I want
you to get some Insect powder when you go
down town. The pantry 1st full of ants.
Mr. FlKB Good. We won't have to go
on that picnic you have been ticking about.
We've got the materials right here at home.
ChlonKo Record : The Ardent Democrat
Aha ! You ntrrce with me then that the
democrats nre magnificent Ilithters ?
The Ardent Republican Of course I do.
When they can't pet anybody else to fight
they pitch In and fight one another.
Philadelphia Record : "I nevpr thought
IliTe was much In Wlmvnfr until we went
to sea tofi'cther. " "What chanced your
opinion ? " "He not seaside. "
Atlanta Constitution : "I Icnew Sa f > afrns
was a mean man. but I never thnticht he'd
jro linck on his wife's father. " "Did he do
thnt ? " "Yes ; you see he had nowhere else
to go. "
Syracuse Post : Copy Reader Here's n
story nbaut n negro dylnf ; of delirium tre-
mens. How'II I bend It ? City Billtor-'Tlie
I ast Dase of Pompey , " and let U go af
Philadelphia Times : In pnrts of this
country iloga are used to drag around little
milk carts. In connection with tills bever
age there Is llttl ? harm l.i working- the
Atlanta. Constitution : "Jones li a lucky
"How ? "
"Got elected coroner ; fellow -who run
against him dropped dead ; J"onea sat on
him and made three dollara ! "
Inter Ocean : "How about this cough o
yours ? Is It doing well ? "
"Well , yes. It has bought a n w horse
and buggy for the doctor this month. "
NATURAL , THEOLOGY ,
Hetrolt Frea } 'ttti.
Dar ain't no u e n-talkln' ,
E'so about made up my mtn * .
I halnt KWlnter Jlne do meetln
Uxceptln' I kin tin *
Soruewhiir Inside de klver
Ob dii good book dat dey'l. got
Some wnttrrnllyuns irroyvln'
On my New Jerusalem , lot.
BAD OUTLOOK FOR TAYLOR
Civil Ecrvico Comtnialcn Closing in < ra
Cleveland's Kansas City Find ,
HE LEVIED POLITICAL ASSESSMENTS
Accused of Kmtcllng ; Tribute from
In Interest of tlin Ncrjro Nutloiml Driiu-
orrutlo I.n u-t DainiiciiiC Testi
mony Adduced Agiilnst Him.
WASHINGTON UUUKAU OP THR I3EI3 ,
HOT P Street , N. AV.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 23.
The civil service commlslson resumed Us
examination ot the charges against Records ref
of Deeds C. II. J. Taylor today. The com
missioners have determined to clothe tllic In
vestigation with absolute secrecy , und a num
ber of witnesses ( aid to have rccelvc-d as
sessment letters ilgncd by Taylor , repre
senting the Ncgto National DeniC'Crallc '
league , were examined at length behind
closed doors. Taylor is credited ulth trcpi'O-
sentlng the ICcgro National Dimwcrallo
league , but nt the commission It Is lilnted
both the Icaguo and the Afro-American
Dureau of Organization ot the democratic
congressional committee arc Involved In tlio
case. Taylor U president of the league , and
until recently was connected with the bureau.
Ho resigned from the latter position , soon
after the civil service1 commission began Its
Investigation ot His charge's against Hobtrt
G. Still , the chief ot the bureau. It is
learned the ctnnplalnt concerning line ( LS-
sessments was : flle < l several weeks ago , wlicn
the full board was In seralon , and that It
has been dtscuj ed at a number of the meetIngs -
Ings subsequently Mr. Lyman ha > hct'ti
spending several weeks at the seashore , lut
returned to Washington last night to J < , ln
his two colleagues In the liuestlgntlon , Sev
ern ! morp wltnosies who received the Jft-
ters probably will be examined tomorrow ,
and It can ta authoritatively jtattd the
report will not be forwarded to the attorney
general or the president before tomorrow
night. There Is strong ground for tlhc be
lief that accompanying It will bo nn 'urgent
request , signed by the full board , fo * Tay
lor's removal from the olllce to which Picsl-
dnnt Cleveland appointed him last spring.
Thlt request will Ibe accompanied by nn ex
haustive statement summing up the charges
and reviewing the case. The original
charges were filed by W. Calvin ( Jhnse ,
editor of the Bee , a negro organ at tills
city , and by a messenger In the Interior
department named. Darnct > , ulio Is aluo busi
ness manager of the Bee. IJoth Chase
and Barnes. as well as Secre
taries E. L. Dawklns and It : C.
Coonce of ( he league , have appeared
before tlie commission as witnesses. The
persons accused of campaign contributions
soliciting denounce the charges as "trumped
up" by Chase , with the aid of the colored
messencer , and ascribe them to a refusal of
Taylor to appoint friends of the negroi editor
to positions In tlie recorder ot dcedu olllce ,
and they will endeavor to have the presi
dent retain Taylor In office , notwithstanding
the civil service commission.
NO PUBLIC BUILDING BILLS PASSBD.
None of the bills Introduced In the house
during this session of congress providing
for the erection of public bulMinga have
been passed by the house. A great ma
jority of these bills , however , have received
favorable consideration In the commQttoe ot
the whole , anil among this number are a till !
Introduced by Congressman Mercer appro
priating $200,000 for a postofllco building
at South Omaha and a bill by Mr. .Mclkle-
John providing for a building at Norfolk
The amendment : attached by the lionsc to
the senate bill providing for the Issuance of
a patent to the" I'resbytcrlan Board off Homo
Missions for a tract of land In the Omaha
Indian reservation for school purposes was
today concurred In by the senate , a.rd | the
bill 1s now awatting the signature of the
The Nebraska delegation In congroas l.as
been Hooded lately with letters fro.n various
surveyors ashing for Information .IB Itu i\lien
steps will bo taken In regard to the re survey
of Grant and Hooker counties , .13 provided
for In the sundry civil bill. The rtsii'vey '
Is to be made uniler the direction of Ibe sec
retary of tlie Inlcrlor , and unless Initiatory
steps are taken by tlir commissioner of the
general land ofllco In the way of sug Mtlons
to the secretary the matter will Ime to
await the disposal of the scoietary of the
Interior. The commissioner of the general
land olllce Is at present a ay o-i his \s > ca-
tion and Is expected to be In Waihington
next Wednesday. It Is piob.ible tli.it F OII
after Ills return to duty the cMmnuibulon.'r
will take action In regard to having .1 re-
ANOTHER SEIUOUS BLUNDER FOUND.
Another blunder has been discovered In the
tariff bill , uiilch Is almost euro to causa
trouble. In the free list of the ICcKlnley
bill appears tncsct two paragraphs :
" 53i ! Coal , anthracite.
"S37 Coal stores of American vessels ] but
none shall be unloaded. "
The new bill , however , unites these para
graphs In section 441 of the free list : , \\hlch
now rends *
"Coal , anthracite and eoul stores ot Amer
ican vessels , but none , -.Iiall be unloaded. "
Of course , according to the punctuation ,
the prohibition contained In the last clause
applies to nil that precedes It In the t r .
graph , Including nnihriclte cojl , which a
Intended to bo made free. A Iho paragraph
now stands , anthracite coal
cannot bo un
DYE WOODS OnTTINO. SCARCE.
United Slates Consul Williams of Ban
Jose , Costa Rica , reports to the
State department that owing lo the
heavy exportation oC dye woods from
the country 15,000 to 16,000 tons annually
within the next five years nil this wood available -
able will have been cut. There are- largo
supplier In xho Interior , but they cannot bo
broufcdt to niarket nt u paying price. The
government has lately Issued a decree Impoa-
Ing nn export duty of Jt per ton on fustic or
other dye woods.
From reports received nt the State de
partment It appear J ttint the United States
has at last turned the tables un Knglnnd
nnd Is now shipping to that country carpets
of the value of nearly (500,000 annually. To
make the case still stronger , It Is stated that
these carpets are the famous Axmlnsterx ,
supposed hero to be produced In perfection
only In Knglaml , and the trade In steadily
Postmasters appointed today ! Iowa Car
penter , Mitchell county. William Scffcrl , vlco
K. 11. Nichols , removed : Ilyan , Delaware
county , J , II , Beacon , vlco J , A. Thumas ,
Postofllco established at Bolos , Blackhawk
county , In. , anil Clarence Altl.ind commis
W. E. Hitchcock nnd K. S. Ilrownlce of
Omaha nro In Washington combining busi
ness and pleasure In n short visit.
OMAHA , Aug. M. To the Editor
of The Bee : So many conflicting
nnd unreliable reports are In cir
culation ns to my exact declaration of
republican principles nl the state convention
on yesterday tt.at I aik you to publish the
following ns my exact langungo :
Were I to frame , a pljtform for the je-
publlcan party , It would mean this :
The supremacy ot the constitution ot the
The maintenance of law nnd order.
The suppression ot nnnrchy and crime.
The protection of cpery American citizen
In his right to live , tu labor , nnd to vote.
A vigorous fog Inn -policy.
The enforcement of the Monroe doctrine.
Safety under the stars and stripes on 1
every sen nnd In every port.
Tlio restoration of our merchant marine.
The tariff of William McKlnley nnd tha
reciprocity of James (5. Blalnc.
American markets for American products.
The protection of tins American farm , the
American factory uni the American mlin )
from foreign pauper competition.
Such legislation as will guarantee steady
employment and good wages to the work-
Ingmcn of this countrjr
A free ticket to China for any man who
Insists upon his right to buy tlio product
of human labor without paying n fair price
to the brain and brnuti which produces It.
The enactment of federal legislation ade
quate to secure a free ballot and a fair
count In ovary voting precinct of the union.
A one-term prcsldeiucy.
Tlie election of United States senator by
direct vote of the people.
The establishment of a postal telegraph
The government supervision and control
of transportation lines nnd rates.
The protection of the people from all un
lawful combination Mid unjust exaction of
aggregated cnpltnl and corporate power.
War on the throe great democratic trusts
oil , whisky and sugair. ,
The abolition of all sictlonallsm ; one people
ple ; one country ; one flag.
A political crop failure for calamity
howlers nnd fusion Junslers.
A pension policy Just and generous to our
living heroes and the widows and orphans
of their dead comrades.
The utmost expansion of our currency con
sistent with the maintenance ot the equal
purchasing and debt-paying power of eveiy
American mints for American miners.
The free coinage ol the American rividuet
ot silver nnd gold Into honest money.
An American welcumo to every Qod'fear-
Ing , liberty-loving , constitution-respecting ,
law-abiding , labor-art UliiK , decent man.
The deportation anill exclusion af all whoso
birth , whose blood , whose condition , whono
teachings , whoso practices would menace
the permanency- free institutions , cndangsr
the safety of Amcrlcum society or lessen the
opportunities of American labor.
An American flag for 6 very American
A deathless loyalty to American Institu
tions and a patriotism eternal as the stars.
JOHN M. THURSTON.
TIIK .I WIVK.
She rises every nuomlng ,
Just when the roosters crow ;
She Kcntly splits the hlmlllnff
Makes the old stove puff and blow.
She puts the breakfast on to cook ,
And sings , as II at play ;
And while the battercnkes are made ,
Her husband snores nway !
The children show her gentle care ,
Their nightly slumbers o'er ;
She dresses hulf a dozen ,
And she whips u dozen morel
Then to the room she doth repair :
Her husband hears her tiny :
"I've almost worked myself lo death !
Are you nolng to sleep nil day ? "
Do You Know
That the agency hats such as Dunlap's , Knox's , You-
man's , Miller's , etc. , are not made by these men them
selves , but by hat makers who fill orders as the whole
saler dictates ? Take the Miller hat , for Instance not
made by Miller , but for Miller by John B. Stetson.
Now knowing thai Stetson was about to make a 'iSpe-
oial" hat of his own , wa rightly concluded he'd make a
bettor hat For himself than for anyone else so we took
the solo agency for Omaha for "Stetson's Special" the
finest hat for fabric , finish and fashion the world has
overproduced not the extreme dudelike shapes of the
agency hats but a modest , elegant hat , and , without
exception , the best hat over made. The binding is im
proved the band the crown the color the price
all are perfect , and as far outclass the Dunlap , Knox ,
Youman and Miller hat as tne sun does the moon and
stars. The "Stetson Special" and other new fall shapas
are now ready for inspection.
Browning , King & Co , ,
Kcllublo Clothiers , S. W. Cor , 15th and Douglas.
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