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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1895)
THE OMAHA DAILY BE&
K. nosKWATna , uurron.
Dally llw ( Without flumlay ) , One Year . I 8 M
Daily lleo and Bumlay , One Year . lift"
HI * Months . 600
ThrixMintliii . 2M
Himdny UPC. One Yi-nr . - < W
Kutiinfny Hoc. One Ycnr . 1 6 >
\V kly l eOn / * Ye-nr .
Omnlm. Tlio ! ! Iliill'llnir.
Kouth OmHlui HlngiT Illk. . Corner N find 2llh 8t .
I'ounell lllnlTi. 12 I'ciul Street.
ChlniKo Olllc'p. 317 Clinml of rVitnmprrc.
Ni > w York , Iliiimii 13 , > l and 15 , Trlliuno Illilg.
Wiuhlngton. H)7 K Htr < t. N. W.
All cnmmunlral , < mft relating In new * nnd edi
torial miller MiouM I ) " nililrt'iMwl : To the I-Mltor.
iirsiNiss : iMTTKiia.
All ImnlncK * letters and remittances idioulil bo
mMrewel to The lli-c ruMlslilns dnvany.
Omaha Drafts , checks and p tciillcc orders to
be made payaliln to llio onlfr of Hie comprvny.
Till ! IlKi ; 1ML1IIMBI1INQ COMPANY.
BTATKMNT : OF CIUCIJI.ATION.
Oeorgc II. Tjuchilck , secretary of The lice I'ub-
Ilffhlnf ; company , Imln duly nwurn. nayn that
the actual numlier f full and complete roplrfl nf
the Dally Morning , r.vcnltiK ami Sunday Iloe
printed during th inunlli of February , ISM , was
us follows :
1 2),1 'i IS lt"S7 !
2 ZO.W IS 19.CBO
M7 2).r,20 )
4 2),1W H 19.7-6
B 2i.OI3 ) 13 H,7 S
fi la.wt 2) W.r.Vi
7 is.r.ra 21 1D.773
8 19.SM ! 2 19U7I
9 19,7K ! ) 21 19fir,1
10 2) , 600 ! l 2 < > ,4' '
11 IIP.W ) 21 13.617
52 19.810 26 13,611
J3 1D.7& ) 21 13.5U
H 13,70) ZJ 1D.C32
Totnl . 557,033
eaa dcductlnns for unsold nnd returned
c pica . . . MCO
Net Bales CII.C'3
Dally nvrrag. ' l'J.701
Hworn to lieforn me and subHrrllied In my pres
ence thin Jd day of March. 1W > .
( Heal. ) N. I' . FHII , . Notary I'ubllo.
lias the south n monopoly on monetary
The water that comes down from the
skies rlipi'rs If It does not Inebriate.
Kvery Inrh of rain thnt falls In No
brnslvn , will readily t'olu Into cereals
thnt will mnrket for $10,000,000.
Twenty thousand dollars n year for
running the city treasurer's otllee Is
within Itself u standing advertisement
of reckless municipal extravagance.
Oeneral Colby and Colonel Jjlndontrce
were lost In the shnllle ninoiitf the
notables on the K"Vernor's stuff. That's
what we naturally miplit have expected
with u populist governor.
Compare The llee's reports of Mr
mortal day sporting events with those of
other newspapers In tills vicinity , l-'or
full nnd reliable news of all kinds the
people must look to The Hoe.
How do you vote on the silver ques
tion ? nsks an Inquisitive man.'v \
don't. And what is more , wo see no
prospect of any one voting on the silver
question for two years to come.
If the president wanted some one to
relieve him of the duty of naming Secre
tary CiiTsham's successor we know of
several prominent democrats who would
be glad to offer their
Should the rumors of strained rela
tions between Franco and Japan prove
to be correct and the dllllculties iu
serious us apprehended there may sill
bo work for the war correspondent in
If there Is any populist. In the state of
Nebraska , who does not think himself
enough of u tlsherman to 1111 the posltloi
of llsh commissioner ho ought to lose nt
f time In speaking out and sneaking
loudly , too.
Those new-made colonels receiver
their appointments to the governor's
stall' not one day too soon to enable
them to make proper display of their
titles on the day set aside for celebra
tlon of the soldiers' prowess.
There is yet ample time to enter the
guessing match as to the next secretary
of state. 1'rosidont Cleveland's wel
known Independence In the selection of
Ills chief advisers leaves a free Held for
nil the political prognostleators.
Kx-Snperlntendent Hyrnes of the Now
York police department must nt least bo
given credit for retiring from olllcla
life without waiting to be forced out
That Is where ho differs radically from
the average rim of olllco holders.
It Is the word "free. " In the free silver ,
controversy that confuses the ordinary
person. It makes many believe that
they are going to get something for
nothing and the desire to get something
for nothing Is a most widespread human
It's snfe to nssert that every A. P. A.
Is not a school census enumerator. Hut
it would not bo safe to assort that every
school census enumerator from the Hon.
Jim Allun down to the man who was
imported from Chicago for this express
purpose is not nn A. r. A.
Colonel William F. Cody retains his
ofllclal position on the military staff of
the commander of the Nebraska Na
tional Gmml. Colonel Cody will have
opportunities to make use of his costly
uniform. That Is something that his
associates are not so sure of.
A Chicago paper devotes nearly a
column to an enumeration of the many
good things that have originated In that
city and for which the world Is Indebted
to Chicago. Strange as It may seem , wo ;
fall to llnd In the list either the dis
covery of gunpowder or the voyage of
Why should the city of Omnhn pay
out § 'JOO apiece for wntor troughs when
there Is an overlap of $2Ti,000 In sight
within the next six months ? We have
becMi getting along very comfortably
without these water troughs for all these
yours and could certainly got along
without them for another your or two.
The Hrotherhood of Hallway Train-
iien computes that it lost over 5,000
members by reason of the Pullman
strike and boycott , not to mention the
money dues which they would have
paid In. The different parties con
cerned In thnt great controversy , the
Pullman company , the- railroads , the
labor organizations nnd the public , will
be counting the cost for soiuu time yet
(9 ( coma , ,
A I'llOMlSlXri OVTI.OUK.
From almost every section of No-
miska come reports of abundant rains
luring the past two days. Never wore
rains more welcome. The hot winds
mil high temperature of the llrst part
if the week wore commencing to cause
10 little anxiety Us to the ability of the
low growing crops to withstand the
Irontli. Sotnr ) slight dnmngo was suf
fered In u few counties to the small
rain and fruits , but nowhere was the
corn materially Injured. The present
rains will not only advance the corn
well on Its way to maturity , but will
save much of the other crops thnt were
n a by far worse condition.
It must bo remembered thnt corn Is
the staple of .Nebraska and that re-I
stored prosperity depends upon the har
vesting of nt least nn average yield of
corn. The Nebraska farmer plants
learly all his land with corn nnd views
the other grains principally as contribu
tory crops. The ruins of the past two
lays place the corn crop beyond danger
for some time to come. With moderate
rainfall followed by the usual warm
weather of mid-summer Nebraska will
this year harvest a corn crop that will
'iko uj ) for all losses of the year of
drouth and leave a margin sulllelent to
cover any possible deficiency of the
near future. The ruins that have Just
fallen , therefore , mean more than they
would under ordinary conditions. They
mean most promising crop prospects ,
encouragement for the farmer and busi
ness man alike.
T//K IWVHLK ST.lXn.llll KXfhAXD.
The address of English merchants
nnd bunkers to Sir William Vernon
llarcourt , chancellor of the exchequer ,
in opposition to any change in
the monetary system of Great
Britain in the Interest of silver , Is
a distinct confession thnt the cause of
bimetallism Is making progress in that
country. Those supporters of gold
monometallism huvc hitherto , during the
years In which the currency discussion
bus been In progress , mnlntnlned nn at
titude of apparent Indifference to the
demand for a larger recognition and use
of silver , as If feeling absolute con-
lldonce that It was Impossible to accom
plish anything In- that direction. Hut
since some of the most Intluentlal public
men In England have espoused the
cause of bimetallism nnd some of the
larger manufacturers have been won
over to the cause , while It has made a
decided advance among the people , the
adherents of gold monometallism have
become alarmed and In addressing thr
chancellor of the exchequer they give
unmistakable expression to their fear of
What may result from the vigorous work
being done for obtaining better condl
tlons for sliver In the world's currency.
No better proof could be desired of the
progress that Is making In the cause
of bimetallism in the United Kingdom.
The reply of llarcourt to the address
Is consistent with his previous utter
ances on this subject. The llosebery
government will make no concessions to
silver. Should there be an Jnlernntlonal
monetary conference while that govern
ment Is In power It would undoubtedly
send delegates , but It-Is perfectly clear
what the nature of their lnstructlon >
would be. Knglnnd would enter such a
conference- with the distinct understand
ing ; that nothing would bo done on- her
part to change existing conditions. The
knowledge of this may have a tendency
to discourage the calling of such a eon-
forence , and It Is not unlikely thnt the
action of the English merchants and
bunkers had this In view , but there is
no reason why those who are seeking
an International arrangement in the interest
torest of silver should relax their ef
forts. They have been steadily gaining
ground and will continue to do so , notwithstanding -
withstanding the attitude of the Hrltlsh
government. So fur ns the Hosebery .
ministry Is concerned It Is believed to
bo on the verge of dissolution nnd It is
by no menus Improbable that It will be
succeeded by u government less nn
favorable to silver and possibly by one
even friendly to the white metal. It Is .
more than likely that whenever the
next general election shall take place
In ( Sreat Hrltaln the currency quostloi
will occupy no Insignificant pluce ns m
Issue nnd In the event of n conservative
victory that shotifd elevate Mr. Halfour i
to the premiership the cause of bl
metalllsm would be very greatly helped
As evidence of the progress It Is mnking
the address of the gold monomotalllsts
to the British chancellor of the ex
chequer Is Indeed reassuring.
TAXl'AYKHS MUST ItAVK IIKLIKF.
The mayor's veto of nn npproprlatloi
of "fUOO for a watering trough , althougl
overridden by the city council , ought to
servo as a forcible reminder that the
city must do something In the way o
retrenchment If It Is to continue to pay
Its current obligations. What hnvo the
grout promises of retrenchment made by
the now city council resulted In up to
this time ? Two little ordinances makln ,
salary reductions to the extent of $ (500 ( ,
Those will certainly bring great rolle
to a grateful body of taxpayers ! While
the salaries of the employes In the city
treasurer's olllee alone amount to ? 120 ,
000 annually and 'the salaries paid lr
other departments are on a correspond
Ing senlo , the council pretend
thnt It cun llnd no place for economic
If our banks nnd business houses
wore conducted the same plan o
extravagance as our city governmcn
wo should Indeed all bo In a deplorabh
situation. Hut every bank and mercun
tile house In the city 1ms reduced Its
force of employes to the basis wnr-
runted by the business and huve slml-
lurly readjusted salaries. There Is
hardly n bunk clerk or ac
countant In Omaha who receives motv
than from ? 1,000 to Sl.'JOO , but th
clerks in the city employ receiving sal
arles larger than those are numerous li
every olllee. The city council claim
thnt It Is prohibited by charier from re
duclng salaries of charter otHccs nn <
that although , for example , the work o
the city clerk could be given to n competent
potent man for little more tl > au hul
what Is now paid , no chungo can b
made under the l-hnrter. Hut the large
part of the city salary list comprise
salaries which the council cun tlx If I
will. If It does not want to touch th
present Incumbents what Is to hliule
them from fixing new salaries to tula .
ffcct when they or their successors nre
ppolntcd In .Tniiunrj * next ? Are we to
; o on forever nt our present extrava-
ant gait despite altered ilnnnchil con-
The taxpayers demand relief from
he burden now piled upon them. The
ounell should sot to work Immediately
reparlng ordinances thnt will place the
Ify ofllccs , for next year nt least , upon
n economical standard.
\'IIHX \ DtJKS T1IK KJ/Mli/KACr A11ISK7
The entire strength of the nation mny be
eeJ to cnfcrco In cny part of the land the
all ami free exercise of all national powers
nd ths security of all rights entrusted by
ha constitution to Its care. The strong arm
f the national government may bs put forth
1 'o brush away all obstructions to the free-
om of Interstate commerce or the transporta-
lon of the malls. If the emsruency arises ,
ho army of the nation and all Its mllltla are
t the service of the nation to compel obedl-
nce to Its-laws.
This Is the only pnrt of the decision
if the supreme court In the Debs cnso
lint can be construed to contain n
eforehce to the summoning of the fed-
'nil ' troops to protect the property of
he railroads from the threatened Inter-
'er.Mico of tlio strikers. The real point
Hint which nt the time occasioned so
Much bitter controversy whether the
government Is not In duty bound to
xhiiust nil its peace resources befttro
Appealing to the regular army to exo-
ute the laws ; , was not really nt Issue
jeforo the supreme court. What the
'ourt ' had to deeldo was simply If the
ewer courts were authorized to Inter-
'ere In behalf of the railroads by means
jf the strike Injunction. The court in
another place takes pains to stale that
ho right to use judicial process for
prevention exists side by sldo with
he right to use force. It declares in so
many words that the bill presented to
ho circuit court disclosed facts that
warranted judicial Intervention. "If
ever there was a special exigency pre
sented , " says tlio court , "one which do-
nanded that the court should do what
. otirts can do , It Is apparent on the
face of tills bill. "
\Vo have , then , an nnthoritatlvo de-
Islon of the supreme court that the
great railroad strike of 1S)4 ! ) presented
Lhe emergency calling for Interference
> f the courts with iiijuiictlonal orders.
Hut wo have nothing to tell us just
when the emergency arises that con
templates the use of the army of the
nation nnd all It.s militia to compel
obedience to the laws , 'is the emer
gency for the 0110 the emergency for
the other ? That can hardly be , be-
ause we should then have the mllittiry
summoned every tlmo an Injunction Is
granted to avert the commission of
nets In violation of federal laws. Noth
ing of thnt kind was contemplated by
the framers of the constitution. Is an
appeal through judicial injunction a
necessary preliminary to the use of
the army ? The court floes not say so ,
although it might possibly be Inferred
from its language. Must the powers of
the civil authorities bo llrst exhausted ?
The inference is that they need not be.
The emergency -when military > force
may be ncpssary to execute the federal
laws , wo are told , may arise. Hut what |
constitutes such an emergency and
when It mny nrlse will still hnvo to bo
determined In each case by the authorl-
ties without any aid from the supreme
Among the declarations of tlio Ohio
rcpublldiu platform Is one In favor of
fair election. ) , based upon a free ballot
and an honest count , "the safeguard of
iVinerlcau institutions , the true source of
public authority. " No republican con-
vontitm to be held this year should fail I
to make a similar enunciation. There
is ' not a republican principle which 11 Is ,
more necessary for the. party to adhere
to titan the one demanding a free
ballot and ail honest count. The party
has always advocated and stood for tills
principle , so essential to the security of !
free institutions , and It must continue to
do so until it Is fully recognized nnd
respected ( ( in every stnto of the union.
Thnt there is still a demand for. the
assertion of this principle everybody
knows who Is at all familiar with the
election methods In some of tlio states.
The organization of a ballot
league j ( In the south , which Is now ne
lively engaged In educating public senti
ment there in behalf-of ballot reform ,
bears unimpeachable testimony to tin
practice In that section of wrongs upon
the ballot which call for remedy. The
membership of lliis league Is composed
of southern men who huve been long '
familiar with these practices and who
understand that they tire crimes whicl
an enlightened and free people ought
not to lolerato. These men know that
such practices Injure the south and thai
reform Is required as well for the ma-
terhil Interests of Hint seclion as for
the cause of good government Hut it
Is not the south alone that is injured
A wrong is done to tlio nation when by
frauds In connection with Hie ballot , or
by denial to any portion of our citizens ,
the free right to cast their vote ac
cording to their convictions , the pop
ular will anywhere is not fully am
The republican party has no higher
duty than that of working constantly .
and earnestly to secure In every port lot :
of the republic a free ballot nnd tu
honest count , and this will bo attalnet
by the education of public sentiment , by
appeal to the popular patriotism ant !
sense of Justice , rather than by nn.-
Honal legislation to be enforced under
conditions repugnant to any portion of
the jM'opIo. A great deal has been nc-
complislied for ballot reform througl
the t persistent appeals of the republican
party. Most of the states have strong
laws safeguarding the ballot , under the
operation of which every citizen of sucl
states can freely cast his vote and have
it fairly counted , nnd the few states Hint
have not such si law will assuredly fal
Into line In time with proper nnd per
sltftont effort For all that has been ac
complislied In this respect the credit Is
duo to the republican party , which fron :
Its beginning has taught that a free bullet
lot nnd an honest count nre the safe
guards of American Institutions. There
Is still necessity for the party adhering
to tills principle and urging its recount
tlon at every opportunity.
When Chnnucoy Dcpew 11 mis himself
.w.Uhout invitations to speak at otbtirl
leoplo's dlniyrf jhp Just gives a little
llnnor party liKjJis own to keep himself
n practice. This Is probably the chief
Ignltlcunco oTTfie dinner ho hns Just
endered ox-l'-tjjident llnrrlsou and a
ow of his polrjlcal friends.
If the sheriff Ts" to bo deprived of the
irlvllego of IfliejMng the fees collected
iy him as rucelycr of attached prop-
rty the courj wny bo depended upon
n the futureirto JUirn over fut receiver-
hips to sonu\ favorite outside of the
iherlff's ollleet.\vioso , | right to keep the
'cos will bo unquestioned.
, While re-electing principals of the
' ntbllc schools for the coming year tlio
' * Jonrd of Kditentlon will hnvo an excel-
out opportunity to revise the salary
1st Hut will It take advantage of the
KnonsVliriMif ll > | iei > K .
Patronage , says Senator Drlce , Is n curse ,
_ 'he world delights to listen to a man who Is
: ainlllar with Ms subject.
Philadelphia | jiitimifr.
Ex-Congressman Hryan's attack upon John
Sherman reminds ns thnt the smallest Skye-
terrler will cometlmcs bay the noblest mastiff.
It Is DlrfiTcilt In America.
The IJerlln , Germany , Street Car company
paid $250,000 Into the treasury of the city
for the privileges of crossing the principal
avenue , Outer den Linden , at one point.
The Kriitnckr specific' .
"Liquidation continues In whisky , " says
j he ' New York Herald. Well , a small amount [
of water Is a good thing to RO with the ,
sugar , but It should bu used with care and I
"f tlio ICnd.
Kansas City Star.
The Colorado Republican league convention
decided , after a bitter fight , not to Instruct
the delegates to the National Icaguo con
vention to bolt If free silver should not bo en
dorsed. Does this mean that the crisis In
the movement has passed ?
liiittrr Tliiui Itiillolft.
New York Commercial.
The Cuban Insurgents believe that by avoid
ing any largo battles and merely worrying
the Spaniards they can soon render the
Spanish troops useless. They are not able to
stand the climate and are dying off more
rapidly than If they were engaged In fight
A I.PcUliitlvii Oliltnnry.
Detroit Free Press.
pesplte general pledges of economy and
specific promises not to vote the people's
money away In allowing extra pay to Its
employe. ? , the extras were voted and a policy
of extravagance was maintained to the last.
The people of th6 state rejoice , not because
of what the legislature did , but because it
has surrendered ito > powers for evil. They
hall the Joy of'freedom In being emancipated
from the thralldom' ' of such a body. fThey
have a now feellnrf of safety and a pleas
ing sense of security in the fact that further
Invasion of their rights In the Interest of
mercenary corporations anJ unscrupulous
political bosses'Is ' rendered Impossible. They
' have learned a costly and Impressive lesion
which tlmo will not efface and which memory
will cherish as' a mVans to future safety.
Utnir liTiify Innovation.
Plillade ilila Hecord.
The new sta'to of Utah Is contemplating
the ! trial of an experiment the result of
which would be , most noteworthy. This young-
oat of the American commonwealths pro
poses to introduce an Innovation Into one of
the oldest of . 'English constitutional forms ,
the trial ' by a jury.of twelve good men and
true -'which has dajed from . 'even before
King Alfred's reign. Utah proposes an
eight-men Jury system In civil cases , three-
fourths of the panel to render a verdict.
Under such a system It would not bo poMl-
hlo for one Juror to force a disagreement ,
and economically the trial process would bo
much cheaper than It Is now. Such a
chingo In criminal cases would bo a perilous
experiment , but the essay in civil suits might
not be without a great deal of profit for all
the rest of the unl'on.
fKltSOX.lt. AXIt OTIIKIIWISK. I
The parched fields looked up and gasped ,
and then the heavens wept.
A woman in trousers led a mob at Rome ,
Mo. She distanced the mob and escaped to
The new woman cannot be regardsd as
fairly ( in It until she succeeds In creasing her
Don M. Dickinson's whiskers are waving In
tlio direction of the vacant cabinet chair , but
that t ; tall-twisting speech rises up to cloud
the horizon of his hopa.
Secretary Morton , who Is sitting for a bust ,
has Instructed the sculptor to put in every
wrinkle , declaring : " 1 have not been sixty
years acquiring these wrinkles to have any
body rub them out. "
With the active aid of police clubs In east
ern cities the heads of bicycle scorchers are
gradually comprehending the fact that pedes
trians are entitled to "life , liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. "
So great was the rush of business at the
close of the Michigan legislature that estab
lished prices were cut under and everything
went. The lobby took everything in sight
and delivered the goods.
Mrs. Ilarlan Is said to be almost as largo
physically as her husband , the supreme court
justice , who Is six feet two Inches tall , and
when together In public they naturally at
tract a great deal of attention.
Ex-President Harrison has a double in ont ,
of his personal friends , General A. H. Heeds ,
of Wheeling , W. Va. His figure and features ,
even to his eyes and the color of his hair ,
make him almost the counterpart of Mr.
Congressman Coggswell of Massachusetts ,
who died recently in Washington , had a re
markable career In the army during the civil
war. Tleforo his 22nd year he had risen
through the grades of captain , lieutenant
colonel and colonel to that of brigadier gen
Count Castcllano Is giving his American
millions a lively rattle. He Is constructing a
$600,000 house , is accumulating a large stable
of fast horses , and showing In other prodigal
ways a determination to keep the cobwebs oft
his matrimonial haul. And yet the old mar
quis wrote about the American greed for
wealth. What Hmrmlng conceit.
There died In Ml/an / , Italy , the other day
a woman with' ' a remarkable history. She
was Slgnora Caterlna I'assudottl , who took
part In the revolutions of 1831. 1848 , 1853
and 1864. Her'Jhotiso In Frlaul in 1SC1 was
the trystlng place of all revolutionists. She
had great Influinee' ' over Muzzlnl , and was
called "The Spartati" by Garibaldi.
A Kansas City'man ' who accumulated a
wad hied to Chicago and proved an easy
mark for the crooks. He was plucked three
times on different'flays , and after complaining
to the police ' ' 'attentions paid him , dls
played a roll 1 ofTJ231. The fact that he had
so much money 'discredited the assertion that
he hailed fronr'KSnsas City and the police
concluded to plnch'Tflm. '
The Tarheel Btbt'e ! rs again convulsed. Since
the explosive ypung governor fired a blank
cartridge at Judge doff and failed to receive
an adequate refpons * he has strutted about
and metaphorlca'lly"fhvlted somebody to "step
on the tall of me coat. " An Implement sim
ilar to ths fluent weapon of China was hurled
at M. C. Ilutler , ex-United States senator ,
and the latter retorts that the beardless gov
ernor Is a blackguard and that his ratio of
truth to fiction Is about 100 to 1. Whereat
there are visions of Imlrtrlgger pistols and
HKCIlKTAItr ( IHKSllAJt LAID AT 11KST
Ceremonies nt Chicago 1'vcn Moro Simple
limn nt Mnflliliigton.
CHICAHO. May 30. Without ostentation ,
as befitted his llfo among this people , but
with the military nnd civic accompaniment
which ran oven foot with his achievements
an soldier , jurist and statesman , the re
mains of Walter ( ] , Gresham , general In
the union armies , judge of the federal courts ,
and secretary of state of tlio United States ,
were temporarily laid to rest In Oakwood
cemetery this afternoon amid the flower-
strewn graves of his comrades In arms-
graves decorated by the hands of men who
had fought them on many n bloody battle
field and In the ahadaw of the monument
Just dedicated In honor of the valor of these
who had given their lives for the confederate
It was o. most remarkable Juxtaposition.
In the earlier hours at the day feJcrala and
confederates had joined In the unveiling of
a monument to the f 000 confederates who
had died In tlio military prison nt Cahlp
Douglas , the confederate association had
strewn upon the graves of the union soldiers
J burled l | there a mass of flowers brought from
the ground over which these two had fought
less than n generation ago , and the union
veterans had placed upon the graves of
their fallen comrades In thn other ceme
teries about this city the flowers which
grow In our own latitude.
Almost whllo the echoes of the volley
flrcd over the confcdcrntn burying ground
by the First regiment of state troops nnd of
the bugle blare and "tops" were still sound
ing nnd the smoke from their rlllcs was
still floating over the field of peace the
cortege of the dead secretary of state filed
through the gates Into the cqinctcry. It
was a remarkably fitting climax to the re
markable ceremonies which had just closed
that the remains of the man should bo do-
I posited there , the keystone to the arch of
I reccmcnlcd friendship whose visible sign had
! Just been unveiled thoro. For as a sMJIor
he had won the respect of those who fought
him ; as a jurist ho had gained the love of
the common people , and as secretary of
state In a democratic administration ho had
commanded the support of .tho people of the
south as well as of the north.
LITTLE TIME FOR PREPARATION.
The brief time at command after the de
cision as to the time and place of burial left
little time for elaborate preparations for
funeral honors to the dead secretary. In
fact , beyond the general outlines , the ar
rangements were not completed until within
an hour of the tlmo of carrying them Into
In anticipation of the military feature of
the escort , two troops of cavalry and a
battery of light artillery were started from
, Fort Sheridan , twenty miles north of this
city , yesterday afternoon. Tlfey camped last
night just north of the city limits and this
forenoon marched to Sixty-third street and
the Illinois Central tracks.
This morning the Fifteenth Infantry , United
States regulars , went by train from Fort
Sheridan to the same point , reaching there
at 1 o'clock this afternoon. In the mean-
wHIe Major General Wesley Merrltt , Colonel
II. C. Corbln , Colonel Crofton , United States
Marshal Arnold nnd a committee of citizens
met in consultation and completed the ar
At Fordham , on the Raltlmore & Ohio
road , the special funeral train was swltchml
to the tracks of the Illinois Central , arriving
at Sixty-third street nt 2 o'clock this after
noon. Therd the procession was formed ,
headed by the escort of honor , consisting of
the troops of all arms from Fort Sheridan.
These were followed by the honorary pall
bearers and next came the funeral car , with
the active pallbearers walking oft either side.
Next rode the members of the late secretary's
family and the presidential party , and the
rear of the cortege was brought up by the
members of the Loyal Legion. Grand Army
of the Republic veterans , Judges of the
courts , state and municipal olllcers , civic
societies and citizens.
The procession moved west on Sixty-third
street to Oglcsby avenue , south to Sixty-
sixth street , west to Evergreen avenue and
south to the cemetery. The entire line of
march was crowded with people , who re
spectfully bowed their heads as the cortege
Arrived at the cemetery chapel the ca.ket
was removed from the funeral car and berne
within by eight sergeants of marines.
The services , conducted by Rev. S. J. McPherson -
Pherson of the Second Presbyterian church ,
were Impressive but simple , consisting merely
of scriptural readings , a hymn by the choir
and prayer. At their conclusion the re
mains were temporarily deposited in the re
ceiving vault of the cemetery.
No salute was fired , the ceremonies con
cluding with "taps. "
The train had been held at Sixty-third
street , and the presidential party returned
to It and at once started on the return trip
Minneapolis Times : The decision of the
supreme court vindicates for all time the
law In regard to the processes of the United
States courts. Within the circle of their
power those courts have Jurisdiction as bind
ing as that of any state court within the dis
trict for which it is established.
Minneapolis Journal : The" decision Is a
very important one , as It establishes the
power of the government to protect Inter
state commerce from interruption by violence ' | i
and secures the right of the United States
courts to enjoin men from combining to
gether to Interfere with Interstate commerce
and the United States malls.
Chicago Record : What Is of far more
practical importance , however , Is the decision
that the federal government , whenever Its
malls are threatened because of a strike , re
serves the right to take direct action. It
will cau.50 Its courts to Issue an Injunction ,
the failure to observe which will constitute
immediate grounds for the application of
Chicago Times-Herald : The labor unions
of the country can find sounJ counsel be'ween '
the lines of the decision In the Debs caee.
The constitution of the United States Is on
their side. Irresponsible aggregations of
men calling themselves by labor names can
not convulse the entire world of Industry
and trade hereafter without facing serious
Chicago Tribune : The result of this will
bo that whatever else may be InterfereJ with
there will be no more attempts except on the
part of train robbers to stop the transporta
tion of the malls or to tie up Interstate com
merce. There will bo no more Insurrec
tions like that of last July. No so-called
"labor leaders" will endeavor to block the
wheels of commerce In order to bring proa
sure to bear on some private corporation.
For they will know that It they attempt It
the national courts will enjoin them from
violating the law ; that If , they defy the courts
they will either bo arrested by lt.i olllcers
or the armed forces of the national govern
ment will bo called out to suppress them.
Detroit Free Press : The right of labor to
organize and combine for the promotion of Its
Interests Is not questioned. In every way
consistent with the rights of the Individual
and of the state It may work for the pro
motion of Its cause. Through the ballot
box and legislation its way to the advance
ment of Its own welfare Is unimpeded. That
It may not resort to rioting , the destruction
of llfo or of property , or to the maltreating
of those who chow to work. Is conceded
by the entire element of respectability In
tlio rank. ? of labor. Neither can It conspire
and combine to work the will of the con
splrators by Interfering with Interstate trans
portation or the carrying of the malls. When
It seeks to obstruct tliesa It comes In conflict
with the authority of the government and
will be checked by the Intervention of federal
authority. Labor Is simply told that It must
obey the laws and the true friends of Its
cause havn long recognized that Its battles
can only bo fought successfully with legal
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
Tin : ji.tnv
New York Tribune ; That the Formosans
have declared their Independence of China Is
not a bit surprising , selng that they have
never acknowledged China's sovereignty over
them. Fully two-thirds of the Island has al
ways been Independent of foreign rule. Hut
Japan Is likely to bring the whole of It to
terms In short order.
Globe-Democrat : The report coming from.c
Formosa that the Island Is to be a republic
Is amusing In consideration of the fact that
the natives In the central ranges of moun
tains are unconqucrcd savages nnd arc ac
I cused of cannibalism , whllo the other Inliabl-
tanta are chiefly Chinese Immigrants. .It i >
extremely probable that Jap.ui will take pos
session of the Island In force In duo time
and give It thu. best government It has ever
Philadelphia Press : Formosa Is a half-sav
age Island , never yet wholly subdued , peopled
by a semi-Malayan race. It Is possible that
the Chinese capacity for organization , which
exists In .spite of its apparent failure til me
present war , may bring the savngj fighting
tribes of Formosa to common action In oppo
sition to a Japanese army of occupation. It
Is not unlikely Japan will be put to som ?
[ expense and trouble by the provisional govern ,
mcnt which has Just been established In Formosa
mesa and desultory fighting may go on for
months ; but the ports and the settled parts
of Formosa will be promptly occupied.
: * * f < J.u.M/j.vr.
Cedar Rapids Gazette : Oeneral Drake Is
reputed , to be a man of ability In business
affairs. Ho is n man of great wealth and
seemingly of much liberality. He has a
splendid war record and many things to
commend him to the people , but these arc
not the only qualifications. We want a gov
ernor who Is thoroughly Identified with Iowa
business and Iowa affairs , and do not think
It advisable to nominate n railroad president
for that place , especially of a largely foreign
DCS Molncs Leader : The republican news
papers who Insist that Iowa politics shall
this year be conducted upon national Issues
should punch up the republican candidates
for governor to make some sort of expres
sion upon the most conspicuous national
question of the year. Oysters are garrulous
compared with the silence which lias been
maintained by Drake , McFarland nnd others
upon the financial question. They have been
asked to define their views , but the requests
have provoked only more sodden dumbness ,
Davenport Democrat : It Is ofllclally an
nounced that Governor Jackson and the
executive council have appointed Colonel
Charles J. Murphy honorary commissioner for
the state of Iowa to aid In developing a
market.In . Europe for American cereals.
The appointment does not carry with It any
expense. It Is not , therefore , of no im
portance or a matter of mere form. Colonel
Murphy is soon going to Europe as the repre
sentative of some large houses Interested In
extending American trade. He will have op
portunities for doing good work for corn , and
that he will Improve them Is certain.
SKUKAbKA AXJ > XKIIKAliKAXS.
Wlsner citizens will prospect for wealth
In nn eight-acre chicory patch.
An enterprising laundryman nt Hastings
does $200 worth of work every week for
Henry Crowell Is digging for coal near
Lyons and claims to have taken out of the
shaft gold-bearing quartz rock.
Fred Larson , living near Shlckloy , was
found drowned in his windmill tank. It Is
believed that ho committed suicide.
A Nlobrara lady celebrated her 35th birth
day this week. The notable feature of the
celebration Is that the lady was born In
Nlobrara and has never ilved anywhere
Nebraska City has organized an artillery
company , with William Mapes as captain.
The company will bo loaded with a galling
and will belong to the Nebraska National
Joe Opelt , the Lincoln hotel manager , Is
not ashamed of the Indian blood In his
veins since Undo Sam has given him and
his family ten quarter sections of land In
So many beets are going to bo raised
around Emerson that the enthusiastic cit
izens claim that an extra train will have to
be run between that town and Norfolk dur
ing the marketing Benson.
Peter Myers , a school boy aged 15 , living
at Dlxon , was accidentally shot In the head
by a playmate and lias since died. It Is now
claimed that the shooting was not act-Mental
and the boy who fired the shot Is under ar
Elmer McKlbben , a young farmer living
near IJattle Creek , undertook to drive a
thief out of his corn crib. Th ? thief opened
flro nnd a bullet struck McKlbben In his
watch. The timepiece was smashed , but the
undertaker lost a Job.
Representatives of the various fairs In the
southern Nebraska circuit have agreed upon
the following dates for this fall : Wllber ,
August 21 to 23 ; Edgar , August 27 to 30 ;
Geneva , September 2 to C ; Hebron , Septem
ber 9 to 12 ; Nelson , September 17 to 20 ;
Superior , September 2t to 20.
Harmony and Uncertainty.
The democratic editors nf-n state of Now
York banqueted together to llnd out where
they are at and learned from Mr. Cleveland
by letter that the party is for sound money
and against nil schemes born of discontent , .
and from Mr. Hill that democracy rcpre-
sents state sovereignty. The editors dis
persed without feeling very certain on any I
of these points.
MIXJ > ii
Philadelphia lleconl : The orator whoao
"heart hlreils for the down-trodden work-
Inginnn" la In no danger of death from lof.4
Chicago Post : "I Mipnoso you hnvo
heard of the electric girl ? ' '
"How do you account for the presence
of PO much electricity In her ? "
"I'osslbly she wns shocked nt seine time. "
Detroit Free Press : Hnrdworker Idle-
now Is ns fatiguing ns reiiofo Is nwret.
Trump That's why 1 nfn't never Idle.
.Washington Star : "Kr.mnn . , ' mild -y ;
t'lirlo iiion. "dut keeps Ills mill
thuimomt'tur nn' barometer nm IKIW'I
ll'ble not tor do imii'h t'lso In dlsvorP. .
Hostoti Transcript : "Only think. " ex-
laimed Fi-nderson , "of the many USPI 10
which paper Is now put ! " "I know. " ro
plied Has * . "I was told nt the thontoi
the other night , nnd I was told It was nil
tmpor. And It wim a line , snbJtnntlal lookIng -
Ing * structure , too. "
Chicago Record : Hustings ( rcnillnn
paper ) An Impoverished nobleman htia
been raptured and placed In custody In
Huhbs Well , by Ooorgp , I never thought
those hclressoa would go so far us Unit !
Im1lntii ; | > ells Journal : "Inslgnlilcnnt
thing , " sneered the morning glory.
"At lonst , " said the dandelion , with great
dignity , for one so lowly , " 1 nm no porch-
Columbus Journal : Speaking' of tha
dnntnue to the growing wheat crop. It took
the old contlnentnls to make the HeMlan
Doston Globe : lllcyellnK Dentity I nm
sorry , sir , that yon huve. been the victim of
nn nrcldent ; .but what else can yon expect ,
when , nt this date of the nineteenth cen
tury , you lido n horco that scurua ut a
Victim of Accident ( dryly ) Madam. I ) .
was not the bicycle tlio norce scared uU.
Had u fortune
Friitn hi * dad ;
Craze fur wrltln' .
Hud It luul.
Thouivht he wuz n
Genus sure ;
Fooled too much 'Ith
Published jwems ,
Costly group ;
Now he's jMtor nn
In th' soup !
Till ! V.ITK Oil" Till' JII.OOMH11S.
She pnyly put her bloomers on
They seemed a full yard wide-
Surveyed herself nnd cried , "Now , JoUo ,
Just see how well 1 rldu. "
She started out , a merry lass ,
And of her bloomers vnln ,
Hut , sad to siiy , It rnim * to pass ,
That she was drenched by ruin.
And then when her bloomer.H were thor
As thoroughly wet ns one's bloomers can
She noticed , alas prithee , what do you
The bloomers she wore were beginning to
And smaller nnd smaller they grew at n
That was simply appalling ; nnd , sad to
Insldo of flvc minutes they seemed but to
A pair of men's breeches that end nt the
But still they kept shrinking ns homeward
And nil sorts of evil It seemed to forbode.
Till back ut her door , the most startling u <
She landed attired In little but tights.
Of course , you think that nfter this
She threw away the clothes ,
And yet In that you nre amiss ,
As ov'ry neighbor knows.
As bloomers they won't do , Indeed ,
For nil the boys would hoot ,
But they'll appear when she may need
A seashore bathing suit.
Decoration Day ngain
Peace to our heroes dead ;
Kong life to the velornus all.
Decorated with all the high
est honors that he world's ex-
perls can give , tne old veteran
the Klmlmll Plnno still con
tinues to be the best piano on
earth. ICasy terms.
.m A. HOSPE.Jr
lilt Music nnd Art.
M mill Doiiiti.'i"
f ( * * V V ) )
Mail Wcnrs n
But how much cooler and
plcasanter he would look had
he only thought to ride down J > *
and get one of our nobby
straw hats ? We have about
50 styles. In fact all the
styles made , and it would as
tonish you to know how cheap
we are selling them. Beaut'3
for only 500 each. Several
styles of these. Then 750 *
Si.oo , $1.50 , $ aoo ; , $2.50 up
to $7.50. Come in and see
them anyhow. Won't ' cost you a cent , and we may be able
to make a trade. You find a hat to suit and we will suit
on the price. Special Sale Friday and Saturday ,
Send Down Your Boy or Girl.
They will want a cool hat to wear through vacation. And
we have all kinds of them , Prices ranging from 250 , 35c
5oc , 750 up. We will use good judgment and fit them
out with good stylish hats cheap , You know our motto :
'Your money's worth or we will trade back. "
See our big ad. on Page 5.
Reliable Cluthicrs mid Jliitturd ,
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