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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; , OCTOBER 20 , 1804.
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Swnrn to before mo an4 nuliscrlbetl In my
prrnenM tliln 1st ot October , 1S94.
( Beat. ) N. r. rniu
Slmll Hit ; ] > eo ] lo rule Kcltrnska ? This
Is tlio stijin-uio ISHUC.
JSx-Clinncpllor von Cnjirivl and ex-
Chnnccllor von nisuinrck may uo\v sym
pathize tosuther. '
If there nrc any uiiL-mploycd men In
town on oloctlon day It Avill not be for
Only three clmncullora In twenly-thruc
years is not n n-conl of Instability or
fickleness on the part of the rulers of
The nicii.vho WHI tlu-y Imdn't udver-
tlst-tl themselves HH mcinliLTS of the Ilnll-
road BusincHS Jlun's nssocialloa are In
creasing In number every day.
The Korgcouti banner of the UrtJIroad
Itustnuss Men's association is tsittcrcd
and ttfrn as : i result of the pre-election
winds of Saturday. This is a suggestive
Tom Heed has turned his back -on
Nebraska. Ills presence in this state
In the face of the contingent.fraud re
port would have been a. source of morti
fication to republicans.
The attempt to l f it Inane W. Noyos ,
republican candidate for the senate ,
should bo ( llsc-onnteiinnccil by republi
cans. Mr. Xoj-es is a clean man nnil
merits the confidence iiiul support of nil
The two ( oluii'iis In Dim tlbnluV paper
that have XOT ljic > n encased by the republican -
publican state cormnHleu present road-
hiK matter much more Interesting than
tiny of the literature sent out from the
headquarters of the tattooed candidate.
Attention Is directed to the record of
the auditor's ollk-e. under the maimgc-
inent of lion. Eujjene Moore. It Is cer
tainly ti record to wliluh Ir. Moore can
point with pride , and entitles him to
the usual recognition which faithful
services have received nt the hands of
The students of Orleans college seem
to have s tten the Nemahn statesman
nadly confused. They enthused the
other day over Church Howe Instead
of over Tom Majors. P.ut , as these two
eminent republicans are as Siamese
twins , the mlstnku will not entail any
John W. Johnson , candidate on the
republican ticket for the lower house ,
is a lawyer In Rood standing anil comes
highly endorsed by those.who have
come iu contact with him. lie has been
an active republican since his advent
lu Omaha and should receive the undi
vided support of his pauty.
Kx-Becrctiry : Whitney courageously
admits that the financial depression Is
not to be laid at the doors of republican
tariff legislation , all that his democratic
associates are saying to the contrary
notwithstanding. Give the democracy
time and It Is possible that she may
come to her senses at the last.
Some of the associates of Tattooed
Tom are wondering why it Is tlmt none
of the "space engaged by the republi
can atiite committee" Is devoted to can
didates on the republican ticket other
than the candidate for governor. They
are only now becoming aware- that they
have been ongugotl for a one star show.
Comparison is invited of the foreign
news service of tlio Sunday Hoe with
that of would-be competitors. All the
momentous questions that are upper
most In the public mind In Kuropean
center * wore treated fully uiid Intelli
gently. To keep abreast of the news
of the world , the people must reail T.ho
A word of vindication from Thomas
U. Heed would have been more convinc
ing to the voters of Nebraska , than two
columns of personal tibtise from the con
tingent candidate tor governor , or a
whole' page of puerile vaporing from
the poor old Itoyal Bengal who Is growl-
Jug nt so much n growl In the Hurling-
Mr. Majors nays' he was vindicated
two years ago. How nhout tuut over
draft of his snllease neranntl linn the
ptnlnte of limitations also run against
the fraud i eri ctratei ! by him on the
state when lie collected 4118.80 mileage
for 1801 and ? J28 for 16JW when ho was
only entitled to mileage from 1'cru to
Lincoln and back 140 miles , which , at
10 cents u mile , amounts to just ? M.OO.
This la a Binall matter , but like the
jK gun Tuylor voucher , It showy honest
Tom ui > in his true IhjhL
So .fudge riolcoml ) Is n mortgage
shark nnd usurer , Is he ? Who
i rial ; os this charge nnd why la It
made on the very eve of elec
tion ? If It Is true , why wns It not
niiitlo two years ago when the railroad
and corporation combine were working
tooth nnd toe nail to defeat him ? If
the story Is true It Is very Btranpe that
it should emanate from the o I lieu of n
mortgage shark nnd usurer tit Fremont ,
nntl It is passing strange that nil the
mortgage sharks and ! l per cent n month
gougers should all fall in with the Fre
mont throe-ball patriot. Ordinarily men
of that Ilk would prefer to have a man
In the governor's chair who has been in
the business himself , nnd would natu
ral ! } ' lo opposed to any serious attempt
to Interfere with their vocation. Evi
dently the mortgage sharks have more
confidence In Tom Majors else they
would not have trumped up the Ouster
county canard. Anything to beat IIol-
comb lu their song , and the means Jus
tifies the end their motto. They hare
ransacked heavens and earth to find
something against Ilulcomb. They
spout months In their seach for mi affi
davit that would HIII I fell him , but fall
ing in till these efforts , they had to fall
back upon a story that exposes their own
methods of keeping up the credit of the
state. As n matter of fact , It is com
mon for lawyers to draw up chattel
mortgage papers for their clients , and
the fact that a mortgage is In the hand-
writ Ing of any lawyer , even when made
payable to him , Is no proof. Unit the
transaction was for his benefit.
It Is manifest to every rational per
son that the charges of usury against
Judge Holcomb were fabricated for
campaign use , and the fnc simile frag
ments of mortgages wore ingeniously
coinK [ > undod with a view to imposing
upon popular credulity on the eve of
election , when it would be dlilkult to
roixcli the mass of voters with contra-
dictions. It Is not likely , however ,
that Hie imposture will deter any ra
tional voter who desires good govern
ment from supporting Judge Holcomb.
Any man wiio might be inclined to give
credence to the mortgage canard would
think twice before lie would give prefer
ence to Majors with his Indefensible
record over a clean man like Judge
771B WAR O.V 77/R LOTIDS.
The public declaration of Premier
Hosebery , that tlie leading question in
the next general election In Great Ilrlt-
alu would be the abolition of the
House of Lords , is unquestionably
the most Important political nn-
jiouuccmcnt that has been made
in the United Kingdom for years.
There can be no doubt as lo the abso
lute earnestness and sincerity of Lord
Hosebery in making this declaration.
It Is not the outcome of a hasty con
clusion or n Midden Impulse. The pre
mier has considered Hie question care
fully and deliberately. He has felt pub
lic opinion on the subject. He lias
undoubtedly consulted with the peers
theniRflves. And JIK a result he has
reached the conclusion that the time
lias come for putting to the test of pub
lic * oplnton tlie question whether the
hereditary branch of the legls'lative
power of the nation should be longer
maintained. It will be remembered
that Mr. Gladstone , just before his with
drawal from public life , warned the
House of Lords that Its time of trial be
fore the tribunal of the people could not
bo much longer delayed , but It was ap
prehended that his Kuccosisor , himself a
peer , would not be disposed to advocate
or oven to countenance any movement
looking to the abolition of the House
of Lords. His H' > ech at Ilradford
shows that there w . .n no reason for such
: i fear.
By this declaration the question is
given paramount Importance In British
politics. It will take precedence of
every other subject , and It Is hardly
necessary to say that it will cause one
of the most vigorous and bitter con
tests ever known in the politics of the
United Kingdom. The peers will not
surrender their power without a most
determined light lo retain it , for there
Is involved the essential principle of
the British political system. The House
of Lords is the bulwark of the monar
chy. Destroy that and the way is open
for the Institution of a republican 'sys
tem of government. As to what the
popular verdict will bo on this quest Ion
there is little reason to doubt that it
will be largely In favor of abolishing
tho'Lords , and yet tradition is still strong
\vllii the English people. If Itoscbery
shall succeed in the policy he has tie-
chiml his name will figure among the
greatest of Hrltlsh statesmen.
The balloting for I'nlted States senator
in the joint session of the Georgia leg-
islnluro does not commence until next
week Tuesday , but already the prelim
inary skirmish between the ambitious
aspirants Is assuming an interesting
phase. . There are two elections to be
held , one for the unexplred term made
vacant by the death of the late Senator
Colqultt , willdi , however , extends only
through the short session of congress
tlmt U to end Murch ! , 1805 , and the
other for the full term , to follow this
unexplred portion. For the ftrst them-
will bu no contest , for the reason that
It is not considered a big enough prize
to contest for. Senator Putrid : Walsh ,
who was given the appointment by Gov
ernor N'orthea when Speaker Crisp de
clined the honor , will bo permitted to
serve through the Fifty-third congress
J-'or the long term the struggle Is to
bo hotly waged. The new senator
will , of course , bu a democrat ; because
the democrats have an overwhelming
proj > ondorance In the legislature , but
still the populisms are so strong that it
has been doomed advisable by the
democratic leaders to resort to the cau
cus , a plan tlmt has not been followed
In Georgia for many years. While
there are four avowed candidates , the
choice has narrowed down to two , Col
onel A. O. liacon and Congressman
Turner. Congressman Turner U the
administration candidate , and the Jed-
i-rnl fnrcos are leaving1 nothing undone
to assist him lu bis canvas * ? . Colonel
liacon , therefore , poses as the -anti-ad
ministration candidate , ami , according
to best accounts , is considerably In the
lead despite the hostllo influence from
Wnxhlngton. Senator Walsh Is nlso n
candidate , lint nil ngree Hint he Is prae-
tlcnlly out of the race. The caucus will
most probably bo held this week , so
that Its decision may bo promptly rail-
tied when the legislative houses meet
lit Joint session.
It Is quite possible , however , that n
complication may ensue , out of which
Speaker Crisp may emerge ns a suc
cessful dark horso. The speaker lost
week publicly announced his refusal to
stand ns n candidate , alleging ns the
reason that he Is confident that Hit.
next house of representatives will be
democratic and will need his services as
Us presiding ofllcer. Were his expecta
tions In this direction disappointed , he
would doubtless be glad to give .reign
to his well known ambition for tlio
senate. It so happens timt the election
of senator by the Georgia legislature
nnd tlie general elections throughout the
United States are fixed for the same
day , If fhe former could be held of !
until after the news of the coming re
publican victory snail be confirmed ,
Speaker Crisp would certainly'be among
tlie competitors in the senatorial lists.
To those who have given close at
tention lo the course of political events
In Germany during the past two years
the rofligiintlon of Chancellor von Caprivl
will not cause surprise. It has boon
likely to happen at almost any time
since the socialist question has been a
matter of serious discussion under the
regime of the present emperor. The
policy of the kaiser has been peculiar.
He does not favor socialism , nnd yet
his course has been rather to encourage
the growth of socialistic ideas. An ex
perimenter in the affairs of government ,
the young emperor lias talked on al
most every occasion In a way to stimu
late .socialism , probably without intend
ing to do so. Tlie firm policy of Uls-
uuuvk with respect Jo this political sys
tem was rejected by the sovereign. The
retirement of that great statesman from
public life was due to this. His suc
cessor , General von Caprivl , was ap
pointed because his sentiments were
known to be more liberal. He did not
favor the doctrines of socialism , but on
the other hand , he did not believe in
extreme repressive measures. Under
the rule of llismarck socialism did not
make much headway. After lie retired
it assumed fresh activity and made
With the growth of fhe socialistic Idea
there was developed the spirit of an
archism. It may be contended that
there is legitimately no connection be
tween these doctrines , but the fact re
mains that in Germany , nt least , socialIsm -
Ism seems to have generated anarchy.
With the development of the latter came
the necessity. In the estimation of the
Imperial authority , for repressive meas
ures that would reach out to the so
cialists. It was nt this point that the
Issue was made between the emperor
and the chancellor. Caprivl did not
believe in a policy intended to crush
socialism. lib had no sympathy with
anarchism , but Ju * did not think it nec
essary to strike at the socialists In order
to reach the anarchists. Ills Idea was"
that If th6 former * } -were * given the
freedom they asked for they would In
time work- their own elf-tle 1 ruction.
Tills view was nSt acceptable to the
emperor and to others whose counsel
he sought , and when the conference of
ministers decided against the chancellor
his only course was to resign.
The event has naturally created some
excitement In the political circles of the
German empire , but there Is nothing in
the nature of n crisis. Tlie prompt ap
pointment of a successor to Cnprivl
shows that the emperor had boon ex
pecting what has taken place and was
fully prepared to net. The important
fnct In the situation Is that socialism
has gained such headway lu Germany
that it is able to exert n tremendous
Influence upon tlie government , even to
tlie extent of compelling a radical
change In the ministry. Tlie question
that naturally suggests Itself Is. what
is to be the future of this power In the
political affairs of the German empire ?
Will It decline or continue to grow ?
We .should , ay tlmt tlie probabilities are
In favor of Us growth. The socialists
will bo rather encouraged and stimu
lated than otherwise by the confession
oC their influence Implied in the resigna
tion of Caprivl , and may bp expected
1o urge their doctrines with greater
vigor ( Iran over. There is strong reason
to believe that ISmperor William bus
made a mistake.
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt
offers some very cogent arguments in
favor of an extension of the classified
service : > s : i means of protecting em
ployes of the government against polit
ical assessments. lie says the necessity
for such extension becomes more appar
ent with every election. Persons not in
the classified service are forced under
throats of dismissal to contribute to
campaign funds , this sort of thing ,
which the commissioner characterizes
Jts blackmail , having been freely prac
ticed In portions of tlie country in the
present campaign. A Philadelphia paper
recently published a cartoon illustrating
the way the practice was carried oti at
the mint in tlmt city , and the civil ser
vice commission has n number of cases
under consideration of assessments that
have been made on persons in the classi
fied service , although the law Is In
tended to protect such. Mr. Roosevelt
refers to n particularly aggravated in
stance of this practice at I'lttsburg ,
whore a candidate for ofllce sought to
levy a political assessment amounting tea
a month's salary upon the employes of
the internal .revenue service , nnd he
states that similar efforts have been
made to assess postolllcc employes , no
regard being had for the political atllila-
tlons of the employes.
The commissioner denounces this
method of obtaining money In unmeas
ured terms , declaring it to be "a mere
[ ilece of blagkmuil and just as if gained
by knocking down clerks on the high
way , " and ho snys It Is hard to under
stand why an Intelligent community
will tolerate so gross an abuse , where
a man deliberately plunders a set of
public servants that he may get funds
wherewith to debauch voters. But tlio
community can do nothing to ahlidd the
victims. It can show ita disapproval of
such a practice only by defeating the
men who- resort to It , and this ought
lo be donoilti pvery case where Hie facts
nrc known1 , sjj far as employes of the
government ) u the classified service arc
concerned , the law gives them snlllclcni
protectionJf Uie heads of departments
nnd bureaus will sustain them In refus
ing to be ijhtnilered , and tlie same con
sideration should be shown to those In
Hie unclassified service. The purpose of
the law Is/tQ 'shield every man In the
public seuvlco from political assess
ments. The right of persons lo wake
political cdlilrltmtloiiR Is not denied , but
they should be voluntary. It Is very
easy to understand , however , tlmt If
government employes may bo naked to
make contributions , and Attorney General -
oral Olney has ruled that this doen not
violate the law , very few of. them will be
disposed to refuse , for they will natur
ally regard such n solicitation as having
all the significance of a demand.
Mr. Roosevelt thinks that the law Is
not strong enough. Ho suggests tlmt It
ought to prohibit any one from making
a contribution to a government oillcial.
Certainly experience with , the law ap
pears to conclusively show Hint It does
not afford tlie protection to Iho em
ployes of tlie government It was in
tended to , but this Is probably in largo
degree tlio fault of tlie superior oliielals ,
who cannot be relied upon to stand by
subordinates who may insist upon their
right under the law to refuse to con
tribute to campaign funds , If the higher
ofllcials would do their whole duly In
the matter there can be little doubt that
tlio political assessment practice would
STOP THAT FUOLISIINKSS.
Why should any retail merchant ,
manufacturer , properly owner or em
ployer of labor lend his support to the
candidacy of Thomas J. Majors ? The
great mass of people in this vicinity are
opposed lo Majors and repudiate the
calamity crusade Inaugurated by the
bankers nnd jobbers. The merchants
of Omaha should and many of thorn do
repudiate the much-vaunted business
men's save-tlio-stale movement , which
has already worked greater injury to
the Interests of our jobbers and whole
sale merchants than they can possibly
repair in six months hard work after
The movement was an Ill-advised
scheme upon tlie part of tlie railroads
and certain interests that arc closely
allied with them to foist a man Into Hie
governor's chair who will do their bid
ding. The hue and cry about the
credit of the sfiite being impaired by Hie
election of 111 honest man is too pre
posterous require refutation. Quite
the contrary , an honest man will re
store the credit of the state by enforc
ing the laws and protecting the state
treasury and Hie state's Interests.
The election pf a boodle man or a
man who 1st closely associated with pub
lic plunderers , ' contractors and state
house rings will ] impair the credit of the
stale by making necessaiT largely in
creased taxation. Now , Omaha pays fully
one-tenth of the entire slate tax. No com
munity of property owners is more
deeply coricqrmn.'In ; . plugging up the
leaks tliini is .Omaha.
By all means repudiate ( he business
men's movement' and let the people , of
the city and state do their voting ac
cording to their honest convictions.
The awful holocaust at Seattle , In
which the lives of .sixteen persons , men ,
women and children , were sairiliced , will
draw momentary attention to the dan
ger from fire that surrounds so many
of our hotels and boarding houses. In
this case tlie building is described as
a mere wooden shell , coated with sheet
iron. Itelng patronized by the cheaper
class of transients , it was Jiot subjected
to as vigorous Inspection as It would
hud It boon either an apartment build
ing or a first-class hotel. It is acknowl
edged , however , that the gucats liter
ally took their lives in. their hands
when entrusting theins Ive to Its mercy.
The lesson is the old cue that every
structure of this character should be
supplied with every possible device that
will make it less dangerous to life in
wise of lire. Hut the lesson , It is to bu
feared , will not be widely learned.
Iloke Smith's trip to Georgia In order
to Inculcate among the people of his
state the doctrines of sound money and
true finance was not in vain. The
Georgia legislature lias just rcfuscal lo
consider a resolution declaring for free
silver at Hi to 1 and condemning UIOHP.
representatives in congress who voted
for the repeal of the silver purchase
clause of the Sherman law. The adop
tion of such a resolution would have
been equivalent to u vote of censure on
the administration of President Cleveland -
land , and would have been a source of
everlasting mortification for the man
who had been summoned from Georgia
to occupy a place In his cabinet. Under
tlie circumstances , Hoke will be per
mitted to hold his job a little longer.
Mr. Morton's , home organ has sud
denly discovered .that Judge Holcomb Is
a very , very blid man and that Tobo
Castor's stravv1 niiln , Pete Sturdevant , Is
n truly soocl' democrat whom every
.square-toed niossback should vote for.
Nothing else wris to have boon expected
from Unit quarter , ' . But democrats who
are neither deaf nor blind will doubt
less realize th'attwo voles for Sturde-
vnnt are as good , s ono vote for Majors.
Onuihn Is to btl Uie meeting place of
the annual coilvenUon of the Switch
men's Union bf orth America In Octo
ber , 18 ! > 3. TJils Is the national organi
zation of switthtncn which 1ms just been
perfected ut'Kansas ' City ns the suc
cessor to tlio oW Switchmen's Mutual
Aid association The plan of the new
union Is practically the same as the old
association , the members being entitled
to weekly sick benefits in time of need.
The headquarters were fixed nt Kansas
City , but Omnlia secured the first con
vention. It goes without saying tlmt
the switchmen will be accorded n hearty
welcome and appropriate entertainment
when they become the gucstM of this
The Hoe is n republican newspaper
nnd reputable republicans never have
had nnd never will have auy dlfllculty
In securing Its support without pay and
without promise of reward. This is
true in Hie present campaign , as it has
been lu piist campaigns. The Wee hns
heartily endorsed republican candidates
whom It could endorse without self-
stultification , but It cannot nnd will not
lend Itsell , ' lo forging the links of cor
porate liotidags upon the people , or as
sist public plunderers nnd Jobbers because -
cause they tire sailing under the republi
I'lin I'm mil mid the Potboune.
New YorU WorM.
"When Secretary Carlisle wrote the sched
ule Klvlnpr the Sugar trust the protection It
demntuled he put hlmseir In opposition to
the honest democrat * of the country , ami If
IIP l ever to reinstate himself In thclr'ROOil
oplnlpn ft must be by a return to their prin
ciples not by the peanut methods of pothouse -
A UrciiU In III" Conl ( : < nnlilnn.
Tlie pretense of restricting the output ot
the nnthniclte oonl has ended and .all the
great companies nrovorkltiR full time nntl
sending coal to market without nny refer
ence to the nRreement made last month.
I'rnctlcnlly a conlvnr IH on , nml It la probable -
able th'al Jower prices will prevail during
the rest of the seiiBon.
Tlie Moilel Sponsor.
MlnneniKiH.l Times ( Join. ) .
Whatever inny be suld about ex-President
Harrison as a politician , he knows how to
make a speech Htralcht from the shoulder.
nnd his hearers know that he la not repeat
ing extracts from text books on political
economy or parrotlnR paragraphs from the
Congressional Record. It Iswell for man
agers on the opposite stda to remember that
there la no greater mistake than underesti
mating the strength of the enemy.
New IViirlc for thn Troop * .
There should be no hesitation In employIng -
Ing troops to suppress the lawless hands In
the Indian Territory If It cannot be done
b'y the civil authorities. Lawlessness has
prevailed In that territory for a long time
and to a disgraceful degree. It seems , how
ever , that It Is growing worse , and that
the need of suppressing It has become so
urgent thut there will ho no excuse for the
iiuthorltlcs If they do not do their utmost
to put U down ,
Mnnlrlpiit Itofnrm > rnllniriltH.
Kansas City Stnr.
"You are a republican , we arc democrats ,
but you enter this light , not an a partisan
leader , but as the champion of all honest
citizen * ) npnlnst Uie hordes of corruption , "
said Chairman Green of the New York state
democracy committee In tendering to Colonel
nel Strong the mayoralty nomination of
that body of citizens. The sentiments ex
pressed by Mr. Green should he emblazoned
on the banners of all bands ot citizens bent
upon municipal reform.
Whooping Up Trno Trade.
It is evident that Mr. Ha yard lias come
home to "whoop up" the cause of free
trade and lire the American heart with
admiration for Kngland and Kngllshrnen.
His heart has been turned by tne atten
tions bestowed upon him ns an avowed ad
vocate of Tree trade , nnd he has essayed
the unpatriotic tiisk of convincing the Amer
ican people that they ought to sacrlllce
their own Interests to those of the great ,
and good , und disinterested friend , John
Bull. From present Indications the people
nro not likely to be convinced.
Tlid Illcyrlu III the Army.
In his annual report as commander of the
Army of the Colorado , General McCook
makes a strong plea for the use of the
lilcxde formllltnry purposes. Most of the
European armies haVe adapted It for certain
of their forces , and the commander believes
that , as a substitute for the horse , for the
men engaged In signaling and the duties of
i-eeonnalterlng and keeping communication
open , the bicycle Is "nn eminent success. "
He speaks or the special advantage which
It possesses , not the Uast important of which
Is that It can double the distance In a day
that a horse can. Doubtless the bicycle Is
destined to play n more conspicuous part
than It heretofore has In the matter of busi
ness service. AVhat will help its Introduc
tion for ordinary and special purposesIs the
agitation for good reads , which Is leceivlnj ?
great attention nt present , but nothing like
as much as It deserves. It does not set-in
likely that the wheel will be of direct ad
vantage In actual lighting , although In an
Indirect way it may prove of Incalculable
.1 TAtAJi Or ( lAfJiTV.
Philadelphia Hecord : The washwoman
that sings is generally a scnprano.
Atchlson Globe : Some men never told a
lie because they never had a. cow run over
My the railroad.
Washington Stnr : "A1I the -world's a
stage , " quted one misanthrope.
"Yes , " replied another. "An" It's the
same old story. A lot o' cute fellers that's
cut out fer supers Is tryln' tor etur. "
Indianapolis Journal : "Well , you are a
dude ! " paid the hired girl when Dismal
UawHon appeared at the kitchen door.
"Ycs'm , " admitted Mr. Dawson. "Mil
Chicago Tribune : "One thing I like about
my job , " said the reporter -whose business
It wns to attend the political meetings of
the women , "Is that It enables mo to get
away entirely .from the campaign cigar. "
Harlem Llfc : Kdltor's Wife Oh. John , I
do want you to notice that vulgar Mrt > .
Shoddelgh over there. Editor ( absently )
Certainly , my love ; dollar a line for reading
Detroit Free Press : She Tlmt lost battle
rif ycuts must have been a. terrlllc one.
Major. The Major It wns Indeed ( proudly ) .
I wish I might have hfld a photograph of
myself taken on the Held. She Hut they
didn't take Instantaneous pictures then.
Washington Star : "When er man smites
yer. " said Uncle Eben , "tu'lin do uddnh
cheek. Den ef he's mean 'nuft ter lek ad
vantage ol > yer Christianity , he deserves de
bes' llckln' yah Itnows how ter gib 'lm. ' "
Buffalo Courier : "Houser asked me up to
take pot hick with him last night , confound
him ! "That's a strange wiiy to speak of
a friend's hospitality. " "Not much It ain't !
I lost every blamed one I opened. "
HYMN' Or CIVILIZATION.
Se the foolish heathen.
Bono rings In his nose ;
Not a notion has he
Of good -shoddy clothes.
Catch him and reform him ,
Tuke him from his Innd ;
If he kicks , cnJI out the troopx
And strew him on the strand.
Onward , CtirlHthm soldlera.
With your Maxim guns ;
Thousand shots a minute.
How the heathen runv !
.UM/.M * .
Frank L , . Stantoa In Atlnnla ConM.tuilon
If Jlolly's eyes would shine fer me ,
I'd give the sun fair wurnln1 ,
lie needn't rise to light my skle * .
llerause the beutn er Molly's eyes
Would make my mornln' .
If Molly's lips was red fer me ,
In weather sad or sunny ,
I'd say to every buzzln' bee :
"You needn't rob the rose fer me
Her lips Is honey ! "
If Holly's heart would beat fer mo
So low I jes * could hear It.
I'd gtve the world leastways , my port-
Fcr Jes' the beat er Molly's heart ,
An my heart near It !
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Some wry Jin I mated joint delates mar bo
heard In n bulclit-r bhop.
Th mMnnelioly days no arranging for
permanent quarters at I'eni.
IVrhnpt Von Caprhl wag too 'lusty In
crltlcUlna the "Sons of Aoclr. "
"I woulil rather compose tlio HOURS of n
nation tlian rule It , " tvas not written by n
* Ailvlc a from Cluny Castle Imllcnt * Hint
Mr. Carnegie's armor iilnto Is In n precarious
New York democrats seem to Imve forgot-
( on tlmt Cleveland wrote two lntfresttn cam-
rmlgn loiters last summer.
A wlso propliot predicts numerous rain
storms about election time. Copious showers
will expedite tlia mopping.
there Is ono link of sympathy between the
Chlnrfc army mid the Mnn-Afrald-oJ-Ills-
Ilecord. Doth are running to the rear.
Lemuel Kly Qulgg Is making sucli a vigor
ous canvass for cotiRress In Now York thai
people trip up on his name In ( tic mad rush
to lipar him vnrble.
1'rcslilcnt Cleveland has arranged for n
duck-shooting expedition down the Potomac.
This Is more enjoyable than shooting oft his
mouth in Now YorU.
Mr. N'nthati Strauss' brief career as n can-
dklato for mayor o New York produced
a partial tmusE-a , and ho has shipped for
Kurops to finish the job.
H Is evident Mr. Hill's "Complete Letter
Writer" was rent to Mr. Cleveland by a
me eiiHer. Tliero Is no other way of ac
counting for tbo delay In delivery.
Mrs. Charles Hoblnson of Lawrence , ICnu. ,
wife of the plonecCi governor , told the story
of his life the other dny to a phonograph
cylinder which Is to bo preserved by the
State Historical society.
Trabuco , who was Implicated In the Orslnl
conspiracy and condemned to Imprisonment
for Ufa , but who was released by the com
mune , has started from Antwerp on a tour
of the world. Trnbuco Is now 70.
A Baltimore paper goes Into rhapsodies over
a bevy of beautiful girls In a street car. "It
was like a. hurst of sunshine.and everything
was Illumined ) and enlivened. " Wonder who
arc the Omaha girls doing the Monument
Attorney General Olncr Imagines Minnesota
seta is n vait collection of Cripple Creeks , In
which every man carries a gun and bathci
In hot core. This Is a cool reflection on a
hot subject , and leaves a doubt as to whether
Olncy knows beans.
The spectacle of J. Adam Bedo resigning
the United States marshalshlp of Minnesota
to take the stump for a friend Is n species
of polltlc.il sacrifice paralleled by the pathetic
shouts of Nemaha's Damon for hie neighborIng -
Ing Pythias. And yet while the lengthen
ing shadows of early dawn wrap themselves
about the victim , Damon's ' sleeve Js being
replenished with subdued laughter.
A Hofton writer , who appears to speak by
the card , says that the doctor alluded1 to In
Dr. Holmes' ' poem , "The Uojrs. " was Dr.
Chandler Robbing ; the Judge , George T.
Dlgolow ot the supreme court ; the speaker ,
F. n. Crowtilnshleld ; the mayor , George W.
Hlchardson of Worcester ; tha member of
congress. George T. Davis of Greenfield ; the
reverend , James Frcefan Clarke of Boston ;
the mathematician , I'rof. Pclrce ; the squire ,
Benjamin Curtis ; the "nice youngster of ex
cellent pith , " Ilev. S. K. Smith , author of
"America. " all members of the Harvard
class of 1829.
A JtOXAf S1'KUTAGI.K.
Chicago Record : So for from being
romantic , the present fate of Princess Allx
Is peculiarly prosaic and even squalid In
the vulgarity ot Its details. Betrothed to
the czarowllch as a matter of political neces-
sltjv she has boon from the llret the least
consulted of all the parties to the transaction.
To be sent In this wlso from her home to
Russia were bad enough , even -were she sure
of greeting by n. willing lover. Hut there
Is plenty of reason to bellevo that the czaro-
wltch Is not only Indifferent , but has oven
placed his affections elsewhere.
Kansas City Star : The thought cannot
bo suppressed that she ( Princess Allx ) has
left the happiest days ot her life behind
her. There can bo little for her in the
future but anxiety and fear , which will not
ba modified by the splendor of her Imperial
station. Slio has journeyed to Llvadla to
receive the blessing of a monarch who Is
going down to an early grave because his
burdens were greater than he could bear ,
and to become the wife of the royal heir
who U to assume the grave responsibilities
which crushed his father. The simplest
and humblest bride who goes forth today
under the sweet sunshine of freedom's
favored Uud is happier by far , and Is more
to bs envied than the woman who is to
share the tlrrone of the greatest empire on
Chicago Herald : Princess Allx ot Hesse
has been taken to Livadla , where , In the
presence of a moribund sovereign , she has
been betrothed to an unwilling bridegroom ,
already known to live In. the marriage rela
tion and to bo the father * of children , by
another wife. The marriage Is one of the
regulation royal contracts. The , Circassian
slave dealer that presents his veiled cap
tives In the maiket performs Ills brutal
work In his oriental and "pagan" way.
These "royal" parents , "Christians , " barter
off sons and daughters with equal brutality
In their way. Rather than lose his right
to the crown of Hussla the son of the em
peror breaks his vows to another woman ,
stigmatizes his own children and sets to the
young men of hie country an example of
licentiousness they will not fall to make the
Thor * nro fi.-KS railway anrgtons employed
by the railroads of the United Stales nnd
Not long since , In n Ocrinim town , n man
was fined for sneezing too loudly In the street
An anrollte which ( ell nt Carson , Ncv. ,
weighed ten Ions nnd yielded gold , silver ,
copper nnd loud ,
Corner lota on Fleet street , Plcadllly and
other doslrnWe business locations In Ixnidon
nro worth J 100 , 000 a front foot.
M. Ulffcl , builder of the famous Eiffel
tower , estimates that for every $20OM ( pent
In ttigliictTlns work one man Is killed.
At Leeds , England , thrro Is nn clrctrlo
clock which ( ins been continually ticking
since IS 10. its motive power Is natural
There nro CS.f'OO postofflces In the United
States ; about 07.000 do not pay thrlr running
expenses. The profit of the New Ybrk City
postofllce Is $1,000,000 n year.
A letter thrown overboard from n Danish
vessel wax found six days later In the
stomach of .1 cod caught 1,251 miles from
the spot where the mlsial was thrown Into
Civilization 1s advancing In Montana , for *
horse Is no longer considered more valuable
than a man. A horse thief has just been
sentenced to Imprisonment for life , Instead
of being lynched.
A creek of considerable size , which rises
In the mountains seven miles from Tucson ,
Ariz. , Is unld U liavo ivntors which possess
the properties nf converting all soft sub
stances to solid .stone.
A largo whale warhod ashore on the coast
of Labrador on August 17 hud a loan anchor
chain wrapped three times around his body ,
The michor. which was still attached to the
chain , weighs nearly a half ton.
There's a tanner In SU Albans , Vt , , who
has n most remarkable cow. When she gets
back from pasture jsho takes a milk pall
off the bench with her teeth , carries It to
the back door steps , goes and gets a stool
and then walla there to bo milked. After
ward slio goes to the stable nnd Into her
stall. On rainy nights oho goes to the stable
the first thing.
According to the Paris Figaro , Mr , Coates ,
the American "millionaire. " during the whole
of his lifetime has never taken any modi-
cine. He has constantly consulted doctors
and chcmlsU , and all the mrdlclno they pre
scribed for him lie put away In a room. The
result of this strangil fancy Is that Mr.
Coates has now 1.900 bottles of medicine ,
1,370 boxes of powders and 870 boxes of pills.
The south produces over CO per cent of all
lie cotton In the world .
Of every 100 miles of railway In the world
forty-one are In the United States.
1C very day there Is made In the United
States ono gla&s of beer for every man ,
woman and child in the country.
The Louisvlllo and Madison woolen mills
at Madison , Ind. , have been sold to an or
ganization of the bondholders , and their
iporatlon will bo resumed.
Soap has pecn substituted for wax on th
recording surface of the phonographer by a
Jerlln Inventor. The advantage gained Is
hat soap Is unaffected by ordinary changes
The preparation of human hair for the
narkct gives employment to 7,000 Parisians.
The agricultural resources of the United
States are equal to supporting a population
In dressing dawn an axle at the Pennsyl
vania shops nt Fort Wayne , Ind. , recently
a machinist turned oft a steel shaving
wenty-two feet long. This Is by two feet
onger than the one exhibited at the World's
The largest ropes In the world. It Is said ,
are those being inndo by a New Bedford firm
o be used on the driving wheel of the Chicago
cage Cable Railroad company. There will
is twelve ropes , each measuring three Inches
n diameter , eleven Inches in circumference
tnd 1,1CO ! feet In length.
Tlio I'ln" for MlrnliisVInlit. .
Now York Sun.
The experiments made by Kansas farmers
his year In the feeding of their surplus
vheut to cuttle , hogs and fowl raised for
he market have been Very successful , ac
cord Ing to n report of the Kansas Hoard of
\grlculturo. It Is more profitable for them
to use their wheat thus than to sell It at
the prevailing1 low prices , which arc not
likely to advance BOOIV to the desirable notch
of It n bushel.
There has been a great cry in the south
tor Home years. "Diversify the crops , " juul
It has hnd on Inlluenco upon mnriy of tha
southern planters and farmers. The Kansas
way ot diversifying th crops , -which has
been lamely adopted this year , Is somewhat
of n novelty there. If there Is a better
market for the cattle , hog nnd chicken
crop thnn for the wheat or corn crop , the
Kansas farmers are acting sensibly In tak
ing advantage of It.
I'nctlrnl ( 'linractcr of Verne.
A correspondent , asks the Eagle how can
the poetical or nonpoetical character of
verse be determined ? By turning the state
ment made by the verse into prose form.
If It retains thr- poetical quality , the mind
will recognize U. Thus the miracle of tha
changing of water Into wine has beeJl ex
pressed : "The conscious water saw KB God
nnd blu.sheJ. " That U manifestly poetical ,
Honor nnil utiamc from no condition rise.
Act well your part , there nil ttio honor llea.
Is not poetry at all. but only the expression
) f a moral and philosophical truth In poetl-
: al form. Anything tlmt Is poetical Is poetl-
: al without HIP form , just as anything tlmt
s funny la funny without brogue or dialectic
noiiTii uit yoirit IIAGK.
For County Attorney two
yearn neo : Knlny , .ll 05 |
' Shoemaker. 6,704 : Miicnuy
'Twas Go < Iud , ) . u.UUU ; UamlvbUBU ( I'ro-
a ; liiuj , KOI.
Was that sale wo started Saturday ,
and we'll keep it up till they're
MEN'S SUITS. In sacks only ; double
and single breasted , or box style
They are plain black cheviots , also
in cassimeres and mixed goods.
Every one of them is a new
UNDERWEAR. style garment , this year's
A nulur.il ili-cco lined Mlk
trimmed , smoothly woven wInter out ; heavy serge lining and
weight thlrt or diawurs that Is
worth mi oven dollar , forSOc. double silk sewed in every
HOSE. seam. Throe prices , $7.50 ,
wool Another lioflQ In special black , thins bluoor U brown a ptiro , $8.50 and $10. Nothing
nti'to , worth 35c. equal to them at these
prices sold outside ot our store.
OVERCOATS. Plain colors in cheviot and all the
late overcoatings ; new styles , flannel lined , satin
sleeve linings. Prices , $8.50 , $10 , $12.50.
2 piece suits $2.50 , $3.00 and $3.50 , dark mixtures ,
cheivots etc. ages 4 to 14. Juniors in agas 3 to 7 , and
reefers 4 to 9. Long pant suits in sizes 14 to 18 all
late styles , $5.00 , $0.59 , $7.50.
CHILDREN'S CAPE OVERCOATS sizes 2 1-2 to 7 , $3,50
and $4.00. Boy's ulsters $5.00 , $6.50 and $7.50.
Browning , King & Co , , -
Itullublc Clolhlors , 5. W. Cor. 15th iiua Oouglu * .
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