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Oommenclng Sunday next The Heo
will roprlnt In Its Sunday edition a perlos
of extracts from the book written by
George 13. Uoberts , entitled "Coin nt
School In Finance. " This book is at
tracting as murh If not more nltontlon
than Harvey's "Coin's School of
Finance. " It meets Coin on his own
ground and Is without question the best
exposure of free silver fallacies that has
yet appeared. The book Is altogether
non-pnrtlsan and has received endorse
ments from leading men of all parties.
Senator Gear of Iowa , for example ,
writes to W. II. Conkoy of Chicago ,
the publisher : "I have read 'Coin at
School In Finance' through Uvlco with
great Interest. It is a contribution to
the education of the people who are In
quiring Into Ibis question that is of
great value. It has clearly shown the
fallacies of Mr. Harvey , set up In bis
The extracts which The Heo will print
will appear Sundays for live consecu
tive weeks and will , when taken to
gether , glvo the substance of the entire
work. They will be copiously Illustrated
with reproductions of the original pic
tures. No ono who wants to bo In
formed on the silver question can
afford to miss the opportunity of readIng -
Ing this work which The Sunday Hee
will present. It will be a feature for
readers of all classes.
TIIE OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE.
DON'T MISS IT.
To Secretary L.'imonl : Come again
when yon can slay longer.
The president makers were more in
evidence at Cleveland than the presi
Well , what Is the slate hoard oiiiK to
do with the penitentiary which it has
gotten on its hands ?
Dorian is still running the peni
tentiary. If Hie legislature were yet
in .session lie would also ho running it ,
Governor Altgeld ought to get enough
of the Illinois legislature this year to
last him for the remainder of his
The country will hold its breath until
Private Secretary Tlmrber returns lo
"Washington : uul resumes control of ( lie
The penitentiary appraisement scandal
will not blow over. The stench is too
strong to permit of Its eradication by
ordinary fumigating processes.
I'eople are still waiting patiently for
the great things which the newly ap
pointed attorney general was expected
to accomplish as soon as ho entered
upon the duties of his otlico.
Those new secretaries of the Slate
Hoard of Transportation will not be
named until the railroad managers shall
have had ample time to decide just
what candidates are satisfactory to
The municipality and county ask ; ,
" \Vliy are so many pages of the annual
city reports only half utilized ? That's
an easy one. It is to give the men who
hold tlie municipal printing contracts
a fatter job.
Wonder what Mr. llohlrego proposes
to do with the Cleveland wing of Dong-
las county democracy tills fall. It looks
now as If he will have to blindfold
some of the faithful before lie begins
to herd thorn.
The festivities at Kiel have passed
without the display of ill feeling be
tween Germany and France. And
some people who were looking for a
possible international fracas are corre
It is reported that Uncle Sam's meat
Inspectors at South Omaha will tender
Secretary Morton a bampiet July 4 ,
just four days after all the boys have
been lined up in pursuance of the sec
retary's kind suggestion.
The Commercial club has shown n
commendable spirit In tendering n ban-
qut't to Governor Holcomb. The 15et
suggests that the banquet be preceded
by a public reception in the city hall ,
where all the citizens of Omaha could
pay their respects to the chief execu
tive of the state.
If representation In the national con
vention , of republican clubs approx
imated more the ratio of the republican
representation of the different states In
the electoral college , or even in con
gress , the sentiment on several Im
portant questions would be more pro
nounced nnd expressed with consider
ably loss wranglluu.
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The Lincoln orgnn of ( ho penitentiary
conirnctor Inform * u * ( hat If any one
IhlnUs either the state board or the
warden 1.4 nninlm ; the penitentiary ho
Is mightily mistaken. 1'rlson lloss
Dorgiin Is still In control and Is run
iilnu' things just ns If no appraisement
of Ids property were ever made. Wean
an- also uollllcd that the Mosher-Dor-
gan bill fur Hie support of the pris
oners will he presented and allowed on
Inly 1 Just the same as If the legisla
ture had passed no penitentiary bill.
Pray what were ( lie ! ? "t ) a day up-
iralsors employed for and how long
lees their appraisement .stand good ?
I'lu-y Included In their award items
'or all tin * groceries and provisions on
mud at the lime their Inventory was
mule , for which the highest market
irli'o was allowed. Now Dorgnn Is
using those supplies to food the prls-
iin'i's iiccordlng to ills alleged contract
Hid expects payment therefor. How
many times Is tin * stale to pay fur the
properly on which the honest ap
praisers set two values ? Is Dorgan to
lie allowed to sell goods to the slate
mil then after using them himself
charge them up to the state a second
time ? If the appraisement and Dor-
gnu's lUYopt.incc of Ihe award Is legal
and binding what right has Dorgan
In the penitentiary anyway ? And
liow long Is lie ( o bo allowed to use the
properly which Hie appraisers' award
covers ? Does not Dorgnn's persistence
In hanging on to the penitentiary Indi
cate that lie knew the whole appraise
ment was conceived and executed In
Iraud and will not hold water for a
moment if tested In the courts ?
A I'linMfiui ; * .inrsi : rxiWKttKn.
One of the worst abuses that lias
been uncovered by the Investigation
into the condition of the city treasury
Is the practice of advancing city funds
to olltt'cr.3 and employes of the various
municipal departments before the
money has been earned. The only
excuse that can possibly be offered Is
that the treasurer desired to accom
modate parties who are on the clly's
pay roll. Such advances made out of
his private funds would constitute a
personal loan , but even in that case
they would be of doubtful propriety.
In the Ilrst place they afford an In
centive for men who should live within
their moans to spend more than they
earn. In the next place the practice
is pernicious because it places public
olllcors under an obligation that might ,
In just such emergencies as the present
one , tend to embarrass them in the
fearless discharge of their duty.
If private loans by the treasurer to
ills fellow olllcers and employes tend
to demorallxe the public service , how
much more does the Illegal loaning of
public funds promote reckless extrava
gance and lawlessness ? Even if the
law did not expressly forbid the pay
ment of city money to anybody except
on warrants duly signed by the mayor
and certilled by the eonrptroller , what
guaranty hsis the treasurer that the
money advanced will bo earned ? An
olllcer or employe may go wrong and
be suspended or dismissed at any time
or lie may die. In either case there
would be no warrant issued and the
treasurer could not justify the with
drawal of the funds advanced. Kvery
such transaction lays him liable under
Hit * law to summary removal from
olllce by ihe council.
Suppose the men who have drawn
lliis money in advance are conncilnien ,
would they do their duty ? Would
they depose the man for an offense
committed for their bcnollt and accom
modation , or would they be tempted to
pis.s ; lightly over the defalcation and
thereby encourage more flagrant viola
tions of the law ? Once the doors are
opened to the appropriation of public
funds without warrant for the benellt
of municipal olllcers , it Is but natural
that they should also bo opened to city
contractors who expect to have claims
against the city for work done or to
be done. And when contractors are
accommodated with loans of city funds ,
why .should not the wnrrant-shavei'h
be similarly favored ?
The only safe way Is to enforce the
law rigidly. The law makes no dis
tinction between taking money out of
I lie treasury for bucket shop gambling
and taking it out for private loans ,
whether the borrowers are city ollluers
and employes or whether they are out
siders. It is defalcation just as much
In one case as In the other. While
there may be no intention to defraud
the city , .such acts on the part of the
treasurer can not bo ignored or con
doned with safety to the public in
THK QUB.sr/O.Y OF IIAILHOAD UATKS
In an Interview a few days ago Mr.
Chauncey Depow said he regarded the
question of railroad rates as a vital
one quite as Important and perhaps
more Important than the currency
and ho made this statement : "Novel
since I have been In the business liai-
there been such utter demoralization ii
freight rates as at the present time
The rate cutting is widespread and ex
tends all over the country. Hundred- )
of thousands of dollars are belli } ,
wasted and neither Hie newspapers noi
the government are giving the sltuatloi
the attention It merits. " Probably no
body will question the authority of the
president of the Now York Central 01
tills subject , and while it may not bt
news to the business men of the conn
try , or that portion of .them who are Ii
a position to get cut rates , It may IK
Information to the Interstate Commerce
commission. When Mr. Depow ny >
that freight rates were never so utter ! )
demoralized ns now ho means that dls
crimination Is more general than eve
before , and this violation of the law li
going on without any apparent effor
on the part of the commission to cor
reel It. Of course there nro very groa
dlillcultlos In the way of applying i
remedy , so far as the commission i >
concerned. Mr. Depew remarked tha
that body "cannot enforce Its ruling :
and convict railroad olllclals for rate
cutting because of the esprit du corps
among railroad men which prevent :
them from giving evidence agalns
each other. . " In other words , those law
breakers stand by one another when
ever any of them Is discovered Ii
wrong doing. Then the favored ship
pers , of course , will not give any In
formation. Thus by collusion till
around tlio law Is practically nullllled
nnd nn expensive cominlsslon Is main-
tnliit'd at public expense whlcli Is of
very little practical value. This Is
manifestly a most ridiculous situation
for a strong government , supposed to
have ample powers to regulate corpora
tions ami to enforce the laws. There Is
Miivly siilHlantlnl warrant for popular
complaint and discontent when the
transportation Interest of the country
goes on persistently lircaklim ( he law
with Impunity and trusts ami combina
tions orgaiil/.o and llourlsh In dellaiicc
of legal enactments against them.
Mr. Depew's remedy Is In a pooling
law. Let congress pass the pooling
bill , he said , ami surround It with
proper restrictions under the Interstate
Connnorco commission , making freight
rates alike to all for similar service ,
and the evils complained of would be
corrected. "Tho pooling bill should
provide for penalties against the cor
porations themselves , " said Mr. Depew ,
"and the whole matter should be under
the control of a government commis
sion. We have tried associations , ar
rangements and pools , whose provi
sions , under present laws , could not be
enforced In the courts , and we have
failed to reach a harmonious adjust
ment. AVe can certainly trust the gov-
rmncnt. If we cannot , then wo are
sstircdly In a bad way. " There Is a
vldesprcad popular belief , however ,
hat even with such a pooling law as
Mr. Depew describes the corporations
vould llml a way to take an undue ad-
nntago of the public , and so long as
his belief continues , due to an utter
ack of conlldence In the Integrity of
allroad managers In their relations to
he public , the chances will be tmalnst
egislatlon to permit pooling. It Is to
) e expected that this question will be
onstdered by the next congress and
issumlng that Mr. Depew voices the
sentiment of railroad ollicials generally
vigorous effort to secure the passage
> f n pooling law may be anticipated.
A CLAIM AUAlbST Kl'A IA' .
It appears that the reports from
Washington that Secretary Olney had
undo a demand upon the Spanish gov
ernment for the Immediate settlement
) f tlio Mora claim , which lias boon
[ tending for some nine years , exagger-
iteil the facts. The Impression con
veyed by these reports was that our
'ovenimont had determined not lo wait
my longer for the adjustment of this
claim , which amounts to $1.r ( HX)0. ) ( and
which Spain promised In December ,
SC > , to pay. It was given out that If
Spain did not at once make a settle
ment our government , would take steps
to collect the claim by occupying the
HH't of Havana , Cuba , and taking Hie
ustoms receipts there. The claim
grows out of the seizure and conlisca-
tlon by the Spanish authorities in
Cuba , during an Insurrection Jthere , of
i valuable .sugar property owned by
Antonio Maximo Mora , an American
citizen. The wrong thus done was ad
mitted by the Spanish government ,
which agreed to pay an indemnity of
$ lrMOUO ) ( ) , but thus far no indication
of a purpose to carry out tlio agree
ment lias boon shown. The matter was
called to the attention of Spain by the
late Secretary Grcslmin , whose course
In the matter was approved by con
gress. It seems that all Socrolnry Ol-
noy has done Is to repeat the action of
his predecessor , which amounted sim
ply to informing the Spanish govern
ment that the government of the I'nitod
Stales thought it was time the claim
were settled. It does not appear that
there was any intimation of urgency
and certainly no threat of extreme
measures in the event of the claim not
being settled at once.
That our government would be fully
Justified in urging the prompt payment
of this claim is unquestionable. Spain
having acknowledged its justice and
agreed to pay It , nine years In .which tc
make good the agreement must be re
garded as ample time. But interna
tional amity perhaps requires that oui
government consider the present situa
tion of Spain , engaged in a costly ef
fort to suppress a formidable insurrec
tion in Cuba , with her treasury bank
rupt and her credit almost ruined , anil
not attempt to force immediate pay
ment. Of course If our government
should insist upon Hie settlement ol
Hiis claim at once and Spain failing
to settle the I'nited States should undertake
dortako to collect the amount by tak
ing tlie customs duties at Havana , tin
result would very likely lie tlio iosf
of Cuba to Spain. With our war ves
sels occupying the harbor of Havan.n
and depriving the Spanish govornmonl
of the revenues there , it Is not to hi
doubted that the effect would be ti
give a great impetus to the Insurrec
tion and In an equal degree to dls
hearten and disorganize the Spanlsl :
forces , as they are by no menus enthusl
astic in the war against the insurgents
Such a course on the part of the Tullei
States would very likely be iiitcrprctoi
by other countries as designed to pro
duce this result , whatever wo mlgh
say In Justification of it. While I
would be approved , undoubtedly , b )
the Jingo element , It is a qnestlni
whether the United States could affon
to put itself in a position before tin
world of taking such advantage of i
friendly nation In Its time of trouble.
A Washington dispatch says that It
the event of the United States prosslni
this claim to Immediate sotHomen
Spain will bring forward counte
cflnims , based on damages to Spanlsl
vessels during the civil war and 01
the occupancy of Florida by .Genera
Jackson when it was Spanish territory
Tills woulil bo a most foolish proceed
Ing , the effect of which could only b
to Intensify popular fooling In till
country against Spain. If that countr ;
cannot now pay the Mora claim I
should simply say so and ask mor
time and undoubtedly such a roques
would be granted.
Two famous democrats visited Oiiialn
Thursday , lloth were uskcd to discus
the political situation. Secretary Lament
mont begged to bo excused on Hi
ground that ho had been talking poll
tics ton months of the year down n
Washington. And this Is what Mt
Henry Watterson said : "I don't tall
politics any more. If God Almlght ;
should conic down on earth he wouli
ot be nble to .straighten out the polltl-
il situation. aJVIiy should 1 try too
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Pears are cx ronsod In some quarters
nit the exposure of the shortage in Ihe
Ily treasurer's olllce In Its fullest ox-
nt may be Injurious to the credit of
10 city of 1)111 n ha. These persons
rgue upon thirong ' theory. Cover-
ng uii dofalcjitliins can never make
10 city's credit' stronger. On the oilier
and. If the clly' shows Itself Jealous
f Its reputation tun ! Insists ( hat every
ollar of public money Hint has been
iKnpproprhitcd. bo made known and
estored by lilt * parties responsible for
it cannot but Improve Its standing
Ith Investors everywhere. The dan-
or Is not in letting tlie public know
usl how much public money has been
Iverted to private use. but in trying to
ouceal something that cannot lie con-
Tlie Hoard of Kdncatloii has taken
ction with regard to tlio school funds
i the custody of ( lie city treasurer ,
'ho council seems content to await
evelopmonts through the inquiry In
tituled by the bondsmen. Are the In-
crests of the bondsmen paramount to
lie interests of ( he clly ?
What Is Hie use of having a comp-
roller unless lie keeps tab on the city
reasnrer and rings Hie boll whenever
uybody attempts lo take cash out of
he drawer without a warrant ?
Milling < < ilil Truth.
St. I.nuls U.'t iMlo.
Why anybody should hint at a third term
or Mr. Cleveland passes comprehension lin-
css Ihe hint Is understood to be Issued by
he president's enemies to excite dislike. 11
s setlled that no man shall have three terms
n the white house , whether consecutive
erms or not.
Kurlv nml I , fit t'mivriitliiin.
There Is talk among republican leaders of
loldlng the national convention of next year
s early as May. This must be Inspired by
deslro to escape the Insufferable heat which
isually afflicts the June conventions held In
he central regions of Ihe country. Hut it
vlll be giving the campaign too early a slarl ,
nd ono which will lake from It much of the
lash and spirit which politicians deem go
ninortant. lletter a date after the heated
erm than before.
rumiilliut Tush nml I'lnclc.
Gl > tK'-lKMnwr.it.
The pluck of Canada in pushing forward
arge Inlernatlonal improvements If worthy
of admiration. The Dominion has just opened
ts new ship canal at the outlet of Like
Superior , and now bus a continuous lake.
river and canal route on Its own territory
'rom the mouth of the St. Lawrence to the
le.id of Lake Superior , a distance of I'i84 !
nlles. The new ship canal at Sault Ste.
Marie Is 18,100 feet long , 142 test wide at
he bottom , and' has a depth of 22 feet.
Moat of the work has been done within two
. ears. Our npr.therh neighbor can teach us
several Ihlngs about modern walerways.
An Unhijiiril of .ImlKinrnt.
1-Vfmo/it / I.oailcr.
The Omaha .papers have been recenlly
filled with a remarkable trial that took place
n that city. The editor of a paper published
n Sarpy county made some comment upon
the conduct of a foreman of a grand Jury and
was arrested and taken to Omaha and con
victed of criminal libel. The Leader Infers
'rom the statements In the newspapers that
the trial would be a remarkable proceeding
inywhere but In Onlnhn. It is pretty clear
that the courts of Donslas county have no
authority to try a case of that kind , as the
offense , If any.- was committed In Sarpy
county. It looks In this proceedings as II
there might be ' somfe ulterior motive that
iVlll probably bo developed later. Hosewater ,
keep your eye on them !
In 'I here > io lU-miMly ?
In the settlement of the penitentiary mai
ler with Dorgan no account seems to have
been taken of the large amount of money
still retained by him as a part of the $32,000
which he was permitted to draw for the con
struction of the cell house. That he has
still in his posse'sion from $12.000 to $15,000 ,
with nearly four years' interest thereon , we
have not seen disputed. Why has not an
action been brought against him to recover
this money ? The Leader would also Inquire
why an action has not been brought against
the former Hoard of Public Lands and Uulld-
ings to recover the $500 and Interest thereon
for money Illegally drawn from the same
fund for certain members of the board to gc
on a junketing trip. Also the $200 drawn by
them In favor of Elder Howe and Mr. Hop
kins , with Interest thereon. If money can
bo drawn In that reckless manner and not
required to be paid , the example will lead
to other unlawful conversion of money , and
the effect will be disastrous to the honest
administration of the affairs of the state. II
D , B. Carey had been elected attorney gen
eral suits would have been Instituted for the
recovery of those moneys , and they would
have been recovered , with interest , and we
would not have had the disgraceful spectacle
of an attorney general giving an opinion thai
the Dorgan contract was binding in his favor ,
but that he was not bound thereby to fulfill
the contract to the stale. It was a wonder
ful conlrjct that , binding only or
ono side , and that was on the slJc
of boodlers.Ve now have the same attor
ney general racing Into the northern part ol
the state to conduct a prosecution whlcli
would have been more thoroughly done bj
the local officers. Isn't It about time thai
the people of this state elected men who will
attend strictly lo their duty loward the
1'HOTRCTIOX Or I'V/tl.lV PUfflM.
Kansas City Journal : The most ordlnarj
precautions against these steals which wouli
be provided In any private business an
wholly unthought of by the people wher
making laws for the protection of the tax-
payers' money. The subordinates of UK
wayward officials , who have every oppor
tunity to know that gross Irregularities an
going on , violate their oaths to protect th <
man who gives them their jobs. Fellow olll
clals witness the dissipation and hear of the
dangerous speculation that Is going on with
out raising a hand In warning. I'olltlca
pulls are worked for all they are worlli U
stay any movement from without to compe
an accounting , and nine times out of ten tin
l > eople are compelled lo charge up the robborj
lo profit and loss. It has always been s <
and will continue1 'unchecked until the peoph
shall Insist that tlie 'public ' business bs trans
acted In the Interest ot the taxpayers In
stead of the ofllcvholders.
Minneapolis Tribune : These examples
( Taylor and Ilolliij. should constitute a warn
Ing to all comminUtles not to place sucl
absolute control of moneys In the hand !
of one person. Tiefo should bo a commls
slon composed gt at least five persons ti
decide as lo where public funds should bi
deposited and where Invested , and the dl
version of any wbnty to the promotion o
private speculation hr enterprises should bi
made a felony. ' It , ' should bo punished a1
felony whether iber funds are lost or not
It Is probable that , every fiduciary ofllcla
who appropriates _ tljo money of others in
tends , at the time , to pay It back , Ilu
this should not Le faken as an excuse. HI
has no right to take any risks , and shouh
not ho permitted ; or given any opportunlf
lo do so. Vigorous action Is needed to prevented
vented defalcations by "trusted officials.1
It 1s a disease that ought to be stamped out
1)1 llr.lt.I VIM TII.I.V OI'/.S.
That Uosebcry needs the long rest he Is
anxious for Is true enough. If half Hint Is
said of his physics ! condition Is true , bill
his public confession Hint ho expecls Ihe
opportunity lo lake llml rcsl to come Roon ,
uul that ho atillrlp.iles leisure to relurn
to his favorite studies , Is none llic less
significant. It could nol Imvo bwn a pleas
ant confession to make , for It admits full-
lire and expected defeat nnd Inability to
perform Ihe task he took front ( JUdstoiic-'s
Ininds , not entirely wllh the latter's con
sent. A majority of less than h.ilf a dozen
Is a shaky dependence for any ministry ,
and that Is all Hint stands between Ihe
ROU'rnment nml detent , which may coma
with any division. It is well worth nolliig
Hint while Ihe government Is droning along
In the Commons , apparently waiting for
Iho Inevitable , the liberal party Is uninunlly
nlerl and active In the country , and Is pre-
urliii ; lo contest Ihe general election wllh
is much vigor as ever. The odds are
ngnlnst lids party , but It Is by no means
certain thai the unionist-lory alliance wilt
have n walkover , or Hint It will control
Ihe Commons by nn overwhelming major
ity , or be able to prevent the enactment of
some of the reforms for which liberal work
has paved the way.
The scheme ot reform now adopted for
Armenia is nut as thorough as public opin
ion would have demanded had Us propon
ents waited until the outcome of Ihe Inves
tigation of the enormities committed in Hie
S.13SOUU district hud been olllelally made
known. Then the Christian people of Kuropc
would have been satlsllcd with nothing short
of n system giving complete autonomy under
a Christian governor lo all those districts
of Asl.i Minor In which Armenians consti
tute the major part or at least a large part
of the Inhabitants. To the sultan nothing
would then have been reserved but a nom
inal suzerainty and a definite tribute. A *
It Is , guarantees , which. It may be hoped ,
will prove adequate , have been exacted for
the proper selection of .tho Vails , or Tuik-
ish governors , for reparation of the losses
suffered by the victims of savagery and
spoliation in Sassoun , and for the rigorous
maintenance hereafter of the rights and
privileges conceded to the Armenians. The
mosl efficient of these guarantees may be
looked for In the appointment of u so-called
high commission of surveillance over Ihe
application of reforms In the provinces nnd
In the creation of a permanent committee of
control at Constantinople.
The Austrian cabinet dlsscntlons , which
have existed for Hip last two years , or since
Hie reslgnallon of Premier Tjaffe , were
broughl to a climax by Ihe Hungarian ec-
cleslasllcal bills. Hie sllll more recent anll-
Semetlc agitation , and the presentation of the
new electoral law. It Is well known that the
Austrian cabinets have always been com
posed of men belonging to different parties1 ,
or rdther natlnnalllle . Ibis composition being
forced on the government In cone < iupnco of
the different races united under the Imperial
scepter. These coalition cdblnets could re
main in power for a long time , like that of
Taaffe , whlcli lasted twelve years , while there
were no important questions of home politic ?
In discussion. Hut II could not bo expected
that the Wlndlschgraetz ministry , including
representatives of the liberal Germans , the
Austrian conservatives , Ihe Polish faction and
the clericals of the Hohpiinart group , would
remain united in discussions relative } o the
acute political problems above Indi
cated. The Hungarian ecclesiastical
bills have already caused tlie resig
nation of Count Kalnoky , the minister of
foielgn affairs. The extension of tlis suffr.ige
proposed at last by Premier \VimllPcligraetz
was highly displeasing lo the liberal German
party , which understood that the new electors
would not Join Its ranks. The Polish and tlie
conservative factions were dlssatlslled with
the ministerial policy which had permitted
the anti-Semitic parly lo become virtually the
masters of tlie Vienna municipality.
Here nre some of the latest figures about
London from the report of the registrar gen
eral. Tlie estimated population in the middle
of last year was 4IUCG. ; ! ! The area Is 121
square miles , equal to a square of eleven
miles to the dde , within whlcli there were no
less than 1,792 miles of roads made or sanc
tioned at the end of last year. On an average
fifty-eight persons live on each acre of
ground within the boundaries , or about 37.2.10
on each square mile. In different pirts of the
metropolis the density of population shows
remarkable contrasts. The parishes with the
lowest density are Lewisham , Hamntead | ,
Wadsworth and Woolwich , all with less than
thirty persons pur acre. The most densely
populated parishes are Holborn , with 175
persons to an acre ; St. Saviour's , Southwark.
with 181 ; St. George's-m-the-Kast , with 1C8 ;
Shoreditch , with 131 , and Whllechapel , with
IDC. Tlie marriages In London during 1894
numbered 30,902 , Ihe proporlion of persons
married being 17 per 1,000 of tlie pop
ulation , a further decline from the rates
recorded In recent years. The births regis
tered were 130,553 , equal to a proportion of
30.1 per 1,000 of the estimated population ,
this being the lowest over recorded in Lon
don. Tlie natural Increase of the population
during last year , or the excess of births over
deaths , amounted to 53,514 , and considerably
exceeded the estimated increase of population
during the year , which was -12,967. The
deaths registered numbered 77,039 , being In
the proportion of 17.8 per 1,000 persons living.
Tlila rate was considerably below that In any
year on record , the nearest approach being
18.4 In 1R89. During the four preceding years ,
owlim principally to tlie outbreaks of influ
enza , the London death rate did not fall below
20.7 per 1,000.
The Russian fleet is growing steadily. Tin
young czar visited tlie dockyards of thf
Neva tlie other day lo witness tlio launch o :
a new Ironclad , Ihe Sebastopol , and then as
slsted In the ceremonies of laying tlio keel !
of four new war vessels , one nn enormous
cruiser of the Ilurlk type , to be called tin
Russia. The dimensions of the new ship :
will bo as follows : The Russia , triple screws
length 473 feet , beam over tiS feet , meat
draught 2G feet , displacement 12,200 tons , en
glnes 17,000 horse-power ; the Apraksln
length over 277 feet , beam 52 feet , draugh
17 feet , displacement 4.12G tons , engines 5,001
horse-power ; Ihe Khrabry , length over 22 !
feet , beam 41 feet , displacement 1,192 tons
engines 2,000 horse-power , and Ihe Vlerny
length 203 feel , beam 3G feet , displacemen
1,280 tons , auxiliary slcum 400 horse-power
Russia , however , Is likely lo lake a long ttmi
to finish and equip the battleships which shi
is constructing and launching so rapidly
Including the Sebastopol , there are at prcsen
live uncompleted Ironclads anchored in tin
Neva , two of which wore launched In 1893
and three or four of lliem are recelvlm
their engines from English firms. Amoni
vessels on the stocks tn the Neva dockyard
are twelve new torpedo boats , and a nev
cruiser of 8,000 tons will be begun soon.
Iho Waning Cnumi of Silver.
The Louisville Courier-Journal says lha
when the Kentucky democratic state conven
tlon ineels , oul of 878 delegates 43(1 ( will bi
for sound money , and , In addition , then
will bo many who will vote against a declaru
lion In favor of free coinage. The repub
llcun b-tato convention has already put ituel
on record as In favor of honest money , 1
appears , therefore , that an overwhelmlni
majority of the voters of that state or
agnlnst lamperlng with the currency. Ken
lucfcy , on which the free sllverltes countei
confidently , Is dead against them. They ar
also losing ground in Tennessee. Arkansas
Louisiana and Texas. From Maryland t
Texas the honest money men are asserlini
themselves with Increasing energy and ar
driving back their opponents. The time i
not far distant when the frco colnago mci
will be powerful only In Ihe mountains am
In the arid regions just east of them.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
mi : JM.S.SMM or ; > / / . / / it.
Lincoln Now * riMnlliK "IP'IR' ' ' " si lls |
nt tlio nsyliinivii not u very n > \ ililin u U
nfli > r nil. nllti.iUKli uiM' < iniii | | lmil .it the ev
| TIII > of conslilpral'K1 i ftort All that was
iu'ros : i-y | uas In | ilti'li cull the Hay.
1'lallo foiitcr SlRii.il : Hr. Hay Ims tipau
fuiocil out of the nsyluni and Into the rruol
\uirlil where lu > will In * eoniiclloil | to t-aro
for Hmaolf the rpnialiulcr of his natural ox-
Ulcnco. Hi' han Kiilncd nn tuiPiivlnlili1 fopti-
tnllnn by lu-lilliiff on till he was forced liy
tlip supreme court to lot RO.
Kri'mont UfniU'r : l > r. Alibotl , nftcr wait-
IIIK p.itlontly for several months , was Riven
tlio IJnroln asylum , nml Dr. liny wont out ,
nfiip enmpt'lllni ! the Kovornor to expose his
mistreatment of pnHi'iits. It woulil have
been bolter for Dr. Hay's professional tupu-
tallon If he h.nl rrtlunl quietly ,
Nobr.isUa City 1'n-ss : Tin1 ctiprptnp court
In eUfthiK Dr. liny has oonllrnioil tin- popu
lar opinion of a Rre.it majority of Nobra.'Uft's
tlZfiiii Immlel dimn IliioiiKh the ptiblk1
ri'ss fomo time apo. Dr. Hay iJlves uvl-
oiirn of hnvlni : conio in contact with oi-.o of
10 malaillcs | ornllur to ( lie patients ho has
ml charge of for the past t\\o ycnrn.
O.iUlaiu ! HcpuMliMii : A republican fil-
rcmo court hai ilocMr1 ; that Dr. Hay nmpt
ale hluisolr out ot the position of superln-
'iiilont of the In.'ane ai'yliim at Lincoln nml
laUo way for Dr. Abbott , n ilemo-pop re-
ently appointed by Dovvrnnr lloloomb. It
aa the proper c.ipor for HIJ in ntako way
> r Iho Kovcrnnr's appolnlc , but what e\-
o can the popullatB make for the action
f the republican members of Iho supreme
I'apllllon Times : The supreme court baa nt
lit bounced the obnoxious Dr. Hay from the
laiiuKi'iiu'iit of the Lincoln Insane asylum.
' ! iu golntf of this despot will be hulled with
lRht , pypcrlnlly by those who have rela-
.vrs . or friends within the walls of the
talc hospital , and Kencrally by all men
ho desire th.it the unfortunate Insane shall
> e kindly treated. It Is meet and right that
he potty tyrant should be dismissed In dls-
Central City Democrat : Abbott Rots there
ml Hay gels left. The latter held on to
ho Insane nsylum as long as posslblo nml
nn finally kicked out. Not a graceful way
f lea > liix olllce , nil ( he same , but It was
tie one selected by Dr. H.iy as well us ( ! ov-
rnor Tbayer. The supreme court of the
tale on Tueslay decided that liny was u
raud and that Alibotl was a superintendent.
lovernor Holcomb Is vlndlcaU'd , political
lumbug has been exposed and the supreme
ourt has iiptonlshcd the world by making n
Kearney Hub : The supreme court has
ustalned the action of Governor Holcomb In
emovlng Dr. Hay from the ho.nl of the
Stnto Insane hospital at Lincoln. Aside
rom the governor's prerogative In the mat
er , there has not been discovered to date
ny great amount of sympathy for Dr. Hay.
t Is nut doubteJ , perhaps , thai he has made
KOCH ! superintendent , bill leaving lliat en-
Irety out of the question , the public takes
ittlu stock In the cause of the ollleeholder
vho holds on and on and never retires until
necked down and dragged out.
York Times : At last Dr. Hay has been
irlod loose from the Insane hospital. It has
> ecn a inoro than herculean task. Old Her-
ules would hardly have had the perse-
eranco anJ grit that were required to re-
novo him. U It had to be done over again
ho hospital would be removed and the decor -
or left on the grounds. The supienie court
Id what the governor had been unable to do
or lo thcpo many months. It Is not true
hat they chloroformed the doctor to loo.en
s tentacles. They Just took him by the
look of his nose ami the Black of his pants
ml shoved him over the transom , llgura-
Ively speaking , and put Dr. Abbott In.
lereaftcr when they glvo the Insane pa-
Icnts hay It will be tame hay , and baled
or convenience In handling.
Wll'A l'lti : > > S COMJIKfiT.
Sioux City Journal : No particular person.
or persona have been designated , except by"
hemselves , to "manipulate Allison's boom. "
The real friends of Allison don't want any
ilp-hlp-nurrahlng or brass-banding or
nonkey-shlning. Allison's case has been
nade up and is on the record. It re.'ts with
ho Judgment and the Intelligence of the re-
nibllcan party of the United States.
DCS Mollies Capital : ] 'x-Governor Holes
las written another letter on the sliver ques-
lon. It was addresseJ to George II. Lewis ,
csq. , of this city. Again the ex-governor
lees not make his position clear. He hi for
silver , but ho does not como out for 1C to 1
vlthoul fear or favor. He is a blmetalllst ,
nit lie Is evidently at heart afraid of the Inevitable -
evitable silver basis which would follow free
Cedar Haplds liepubllcan : If ex-Governor
loies wrote this letter as a bid he is trying
o put himself In line ns a sort of compro-
nlso candidate. If such be his object failure
s Inevitable. There Is going to be no com-
> romlso on this question. The honest
noney man will be fatlslled with nothing
yhort of a pledge that the parity of the two
netals must bo maintained ; the other side
will Insist on absolute free coinage at the
ratio of 1C to 1 , the object being repudiation
Cedar Haplils Gazette : There Is no par-
icul.ir need of campaigning on the prohlbl-
ory question In low.i. The license provided
jy the rnulct law is none too high. That law
s > not perfect and It l a very poor excuse at
egislatlon , but the republicans enacted It ,
that party Is icsponslblc for Its shortcomings
and many of the leading men favor modifi
cation In the direction of mamifdcturo and
ocal option on a majority basis. It la time
enough now to look after tome ot ihe other
things needed by the state.
t MI MIIITII.
llflMll Vttfi rrr .
lie i ii.iiea III frjin tlic sprinkled street ,
A ril r si' no I \\rll mm pal
A Mi : iU of mini tight up It' " bark
lie i bleu upon ( lie wln-el.
"Tho imili If loil who li
Ant wonls wo often utlcr
inn bow about the man who wnltn
llceaunti bu lias to Htllllor ?
Ni' v YoiU lei l ! > id < r ,
On rats nml inu-o nml mainly rlco
John ( 'hln.iimin Ix fed ,
How nice If bo I'ouhl ( inly KCO
The value of wbi'iU biemll
l''or ' In tliul hour ( bo prlti1 of Hour
Would twit toward the ky ,
And we might win a lot of ( In
To buy roust beef nnd | ile.
She wheeled and wbeoleil nil ( lily befor *
She Brtvu herself In nmrrhigo ,
And utter dial Fbe wheeled Htlll marc ,
Hut 'iwim a b.iby cairlaiju.
Knin.is city Juiintal.
"Oh , where ean iot bo fouinl ? "
A weary pool plgliM.
Tlmt'M o.my. Driip Into u store
Thai doesn't ndvorllso.
/.in.s or rni'
The tlino Is oninltiK very noon when nil nf
fnlM of life.
I'Vom ' imitteiM of linporlnncc lo Iho Illtla
boiiHoliold Htrll'o ,
We'll llml am u-gnbited on a plan without
n llnw ,
And ov'rv thongbl and nctlon Is provldeJ
for by law.
Ily law wo do our wet king and by fnw wa
Imvo to olinvo ;
The law will linnnt us llvlntr , nnd will fol
low to the mnvo.
The mutter of the biiibern must Imvo been
n problem vexed ,
IJut now that It Is settled why the iiuc.stlon
Is : What next ?
It lonkH ns If In limn to eonio by law we'll
Inxvo to cook.
And If we want to road a bit the law will
Maine the book ;
In planning for vacations , loo. by law wo
will be led ;
Ily law we'll do our outing1 and by law we'll
go to bed.
Ily law we'll do our talking , ns will , too ,
the parson proacb ;
Wu'll bar nil foiins of learning , llien , but
what the law may leach.
ly luw we'll do our conning and by Inw
we'll even sigh ;
15y law we'll live and grow nnd fight and
love and even die.
The law will lay down rules for us for every
little thing ;
We'll have to see n lawyer If wo even wnnt
to ttliig ;
And yet It may be possible Ihe lliought
must make tis pause
The trouble | 4 nt present that wo have too
Sl'KClAI , KKATIJIIU.S.
Tim OMAIIA SUNDAY Bii&
MRN OF TIIH MOSS HAGS.
S. U. Crockett's widely rend ncrhil con
tinued with nrtlstlc llluslralloiiB.
POIN AT SCHOOL IN FINANCR
First oxlraet of the convincing nnswer
to the free hllvi'r fallnelcs contained In
Ooorsro K. Hoberts' book Coin over
thrown on bis own stamping ground-
Original Illustrations reproduced.
CAIlKKIl OF SBNATOll W. H. ALLI
l'"rank C . Carpenter IntervlowH lown'a
favorite sun and drawn nut from him
many Intorestlne reinlnlscences of hl
early political life.
HOW TO IIANDLK AN KU3PIIANT.
These unwieldy lien its can be taiigbt
to do almost anything , but It lakeu nn
experienced man lo glvo Ihe Instruction.
LINCOLN'S MOST INTIMATB FUIUNI
Iterollcctlons nf the martyr president
by Joshua Fry Speed , whose relations to
Lincoln began In 1RM and continued lethe
the llmo of bis death.
Address of Mr. W. II. Alexander , de
livered before the recent meeting of the
Hoard of Congregntlon.il Missions at
WHUKLS. HKUH. TIII2R1C , KVKIIY-
News of the bicycle world Timely dis
cussions of topics of Interest to all dov-
oteep of Iho wheel.
THE COMING ORNKHATION.
An entertiilnlng story about Twin
Hoys and Twin Hears , by Maurlco
Thompson Children at the Capital-
Clean literature for boys and girls.
IN WOMAN'S DOMAIN.
A letter on correct clothes for the
woman who rldea the wheel Valuable
bints for men who contemplate choos
ing wives A choice se'.i-etlon of just the
reading that the women want.
SPOUTS OF Til 13 DAY.
Live gossip of the local sporting world
The latest news of the base ball diamond
mend What the wheel clubs are' doing.
SOCIAL HAl'PENINOS OF THK WEEK
Doings of society folk Weddings of
the week Movements In Omaha social
CAULK AND TELEOllAPHIC SEHVICH V
The news of the United States and
Europe served to our readers In at
tractive form All the news.
Tim OMAILV SUNDAY
T1IK IIHST N10WSPAPKU.
Our Boys. Pants 50 dozen
of 'em will be slipped from
500 down to
35c A PAIR
Tomorrow you can buy all our SOc
Cheviot and Cassiniere blue mix , gray
mix and brown mix Short Pants , ages
from 4 to 14 years , for 35c.
FOR SATURDAY ONLY.
A big lot of Odd Waists that we are
anxious to slip out before July 1st you
know it's stock - taking time then
they are "Percale , " "Oxford , " "Madras , ' '
"Zepnyr , " "Penangs , " etc. , sold at $1.OO ,
$1.8O and $2.OO.
Tomorrow / " " j * g * f\
they slip at OUC9
A GRAND BARGAIN-Sizes 4 to 14 years.
YOUlt MONKY'S WOHTII Oil WK'LI , TUADK HACK.
BOYS' STRAW HATS-25c , 35c and 50c.
BROWNING , KING & CO , ,
Reliable Clothiers , S. W Cor. iVth & Douglas
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