Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 10, 1895, Page 4, Image 4

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convention would have been laughed nt
not many years ago.
Let tlio English crews bo Invited to
conic over to the United Stnti-s next
year to try their agility against the
American oarsmen.
Two distinct earthquake shocks wore
felt In Missouri the other tiny , notwlth-
BtandliiK the fact that ex-Congres ninn
IJryan was nowhere lu the neighbor
hood. .
Thnro are few occupatloim or profes
Blons that could scare tip so large nu at
teniUince upon the meeting of a national
association ns there are teachers In Den
ver Just nt present
The meanest thing a lawyer can do Is
to appropriate to his own use the money
he lm collected for n client But there
are lots of lawyers who do It whenever
they have n chance.
The chain of conclusive circumstantial
evidence being forged around the men
accused of murdering John Seljiin Is an
other Indication that new life nnd vigor
have been Infused Into the police and
detective forces.
The lime has come when Individual
merit and Illness arc made the sole
qualifications for places on the police
and. tire forces. So long ajj this , standr
nrd Is maintained the ctllcleucy of the
department Is assured.
A boat race , collegiate. Intercollegiate
or International , would , It seems , hardlj
bo n success unless the customary fake
stories about the poor condition of the
members of the crew were regularly
brought out and repeated.
Kven the Lincoln organ of the state
house ring confesses that Sam Mnclcod
will have some dllllculty to prove that
he was entitled to perch upon the roof
of the Deaf and Dumb Institute with an
Incidental salary from the state.
The four great railway systems most
Interested have agreed upon terms for
Joint use of trackage and terminals and
will build their spurs Into the state fair
grounds. They seem disposed to make
adequate provision for handling a big
Chairman Taylor of the council
finance committee and Attorney Powell
of the school board do not agree as to
the privileges of the city treasurer to
deposit school money In bnnks that are
prohibited by the charter from becom
ing city depositories.
A terrible disease Is more than deci
mating the Inhabitants of the nation's
turkey yards. The Infection , however ,
has not spread to any alarming extent
among other birds , so that we may still
count upon having a full supply of crow
\ at hand after the next election.
The Spanish government now explains
Its Inablltlty to put down the Oubairln-
Burrectlou on the theory that the climate
Ison the side of the Insurgents. The
only thing for Spain to do under the
circumstances Is to put the climate of
Cuba down ilrst and the revolution next
Certain railroads are asking the Inter
state Commerce commission to exempt
them from the operation of the law
requiring- freight cars to be equipped
with automatic couplers. Some rail
roads would much prefer to kill a man
rather than Invest a single dollar In a
safety device.
There should be one law for all bogua
Insurance companies. The personnel of
thfr ollleers of any Insurance scheme
that falls under the ban should have
nothing to do with the prosecution 01
the offenders. Then * must be no dis
crimination in the enforcement of the
Btatc Insurance laws.
Prof. Graham Taylor came all the
way from Chicago to tell the people ol
Lincoln that In the state iH'iiltontlur }
there are 2 JO cells In which are coiv
lined 320 prisoners. lie concludes there *
fore It Is this worst prison hu ever saw
Tlu professor did not go far enough lr
hie Investigations. lie might have ex
iimlncd the records In the state house
nad found that the legislature ten yean
ago provided for ample cell room foi
cnnvlcts , and had penitentiary con
tractors fultllled their obligations then
would today be no muse for complain
on that score. It Is obviously the sense
of tlu people of Nebraska that adequati
cell room be provided in tlio peulten
OflU'lnls of the Treasury department
arc considering plana for providing1 ad
ditional revenue , with a viewto recom
mending ; iH'tliru by congress. It Is
hnrdly necessary to say that none of
tlicbe plans contemplate any change in
the tnrlit In the direction of higher
duties , but have lit view the raising of
the required additional revenue chlelty
from Internal taxi * , although the Impo
sition of duties on tea and coffee may
be proposed. ISut tin ; favorite object of
Increased tux with the treasury olllulals
Is beer. They urge that an additional
tax of $1 a barrel err beer would
provide a revenue of about $30,000,000.
without any new machinery for collec
tion. ThU was propox'ed In the last con-
Kfd > s , but when the democrats of the
ays and means committee heard from
te brewing Interest of the country In
lost vigorous protest against any Incas -
: cas ( > of the beer tax they very prompt-
dropped Its consideration. It Is now
nggested that the threat that the
rowers would antagonize the political
arty responsible for Increasing the tax
III lose something of Its force If the
'spouslblllly ' for the Increase Is
Ivlded between a republican
jngress and n democratic adinlnlstra-
on , but it is quite ptobable that the
. publicans of the Klftj'-fonrth congress
nay not take this view of It. They will
ery likely reason that having the duty
f originating revenue legislation the
uiden of responsibility would rest upon
icm , regardless of the recommendation
r approval of the' democratic admin-
stratlon. The democrats rejected the
roposal to Increase the beer tax for po-
tlcal reasons. They were afraid of an-
: igoul7.lng the Influential brewing In-
i-rest , Why should the republicans be
ixpected to run the risk of Incurring
he hostility of this Interest when there
re other ways of raising additional
vventu ! in Hue with republican policy ?
Another suggestion Is to change the
illy on sugar from 40 per cent ad va-
oivm to a speclllc rate of one cent per
omul , which It Is estimated would give
.he treasury nbout $10,000,000 more
rom this source than It has received
rom the ad valorem , while at the same
line belter protection would be nf-
'orded to American sugar growers. If
his could be done without additional
euellt to the sugar rellning monopoly
hero might be no objection to It , but
: hat Is a point that needs to bo carefully
ousldered. A specific duty Is dearly
desirable if It will not impose any ad-
illtiounl charge upon the consumers
while helping the treasury. The repnb-
Ican party is In favor of free sugar ,
but as that cannot be had under exist
ng conn.ilons its representatives In
ingress will undoubtedly be disposed
: o do whatever may bo found expedient
: o Increase the revenue from this source
without giving nny more advantage to
he sugar trust than It now enjoys. As
: o duties on tea and coffee , from which
t Is estimated § : ! 5 , < )00,000 ) could be
alsed without , auy very material In
crease in the cost of these necessaries
: o .consumers , It Is not probable that the
next congress will seriously consider
lie proposition. It would obviously be
cry dlfllcult to justify taxing ten and
coffee after refusing to increase the tax
an beer , nnd It Is safe , to say that the
epubllcans in the Klfty-fourth congress
ivlll not assume any Mich hazardous re
There Is no doubt whatever that
llnton N. Powell , attorney for the
loan ! of Education , has given.the board
11 correct version of the Intent of the
aw governing the deposit of school
funds. The city treasurer Is ex-ofliclo
he treasurer of the school board , and
under the charter he Is as much ac
countable for the Interest on the school
fund ns he Is for the Interest on the
: lty funds. While the law does not
n so many words require him to place
the school moneys In one of the np-
iroved city depositories , the manifest
Intent of the law Is that the same rule
should apply to the deposit of all public
funds in the treasurer's custody.
The salary of the city treasurer was
raised from $1,100 to $0,000 a year and
the city nsMimod all the expenses of
the clerical force In his olllco with but
one object Inview , namely , that the
Illegal speculation lu public funds under
whatever pretext should be forever
abolished. Under a ml.slnterpretation
of the law It has been contended that
the hchool moneys were not within the
scope of the charter provlslon tlmt re
stricts the treasurer from depositing
municipal funds In any bank that has
not been designated a depository. In
view of the fact that the depositories
designated by the council give bonds
only for the safe keeping of city funds ,
nnd Inasmuch as the bonds of these
depositories run only to the , city of
Omaha and not to the school district ,
It would seem to be the duty of the
Hoard of Education to invite proposals
for the school funds on the same condi
tions ns are exacted from city de
positories and to make ottlclal designa
tion of such depositories. While there
Is no doubt that the depository banks
have agreed among themselves not to
bid against each other in the Interest
rate , the forms of the law should be
complied with In any event.
Hlght here It may not be out of place
to recall a fact known to but few , that
the allowance of 2 per cent Interest by
the city treasurer on school fund bal
ances since August , ISIKt , was brought
about through the Instrumentality of
The Hee. I'p to that time Treasurer
Itolln had stubbornly persisted In ap
propriating the Interest on school money
under the plea that that was a per
quisite of his otllce. The school board
had repeatedly failed In Its efforts to
have this Interest covered Into Its
treasury. At this juncture. In July ,
IS'.UI ' , the editor of The Bee served per
sonal notice on Mr. lio'ln that The Hee
would oppose his rc-clcctlon unless he
paid In at least as much Interest on
the school money In his possession ns
the city was receiving from the clfy de
positories. Mr. Holln thereupon made
a virtue of necessity nnd notltlod the
board that beginning witli the follow
ing mouth the school fund would be
credited with 2 per cent Interest on
the balances In the treasury. Had the
board followed up Its opportunity and
forced the issue to its legitimate con
clusion It would not only have recov
ered the buck Interest but would also
have forced the deposit of the school
moneys In depositories designated ac
cording to law.
It Is gratifying to note that the board
In nt last mustering up courage enough
to assert Its rights , nnd It Is to be hoped
that It will not stop until It has placed
the management of the school finances
upon n strictly business basts.
Chief of 1'ollco White starts In well. So
Ions as ho keeps up the present gait he will
have the endorsement ot the people of Omiba.
Sunday World-Herald.
Within twenty-four hours after this
merited compliment had been paid to
the new chief of police the organ of the
howling dervishes drops Its mask and
makes a most vicious and Inexcusable
attack upon Chief White , charging him
In the same breath with maltreatment
of the prisoners arrested for the Seljan
murder , wltli utter lack of Intelligence
lu handling the case and with partiality
to the prisoners In allowing them to be
kept together. This malicious and
slanderous attack is put into the
mouth of an unnamed member of the
Imbecile coroner's Jury that could not
tell whether Seljan came to his death
by a murderous assault or had killed
himself nnd carried his own body to
the Missouri river , two miles from the
place of the bloody tragedy.
Now what excuse Is there for this
ntrageous attack upon Chief White
.nil his associates working upon the
lollce force under his direction ? Here
vas a most atrocious butchery com-
iltted beyond a doubt by parties 1m-
elled by greed for the dead man's
loney. The room In which Seljan
edged , the blood-stained furniture , tes-
Ify to the violent struggle for life. The
'act that the horribly mutilated body
nis conveyed lu a push-cart to the
river by three persons , and the fact
hat the blood-stained sacks Into which
it had been thrust were found at the
louse of the prisoners affords a chain
f strongest circumstantial evidence
hat a foul murder was committed. In
the face of such n revolting crime no
iiw-abldlng citizen , and , least of all , no
eputable newspaper , Is justified in seek-
ng to create the Impression that a great
eng has been perpetrated In the pro-
Imlnary .Inquiry Into the circumstances
.hat connect the prisoners with the
rime of which they are accused.
There Is no truth whatever In the as-
lertlon that these prisoners were locked
i the same cell or given nny opportunity
n the city Jail to patch up an agreed
tory. There Is no foundation for the
hnrge that the prisoners have been
lorttirod or subjected to cruel treatment
.o extort a confession of guilt In this , as
u all similar cases , prisoners are interro
gated concerning their conduct nnd
thereabouts at the time the horrible
deed was committed. It should also be
noted tlmt in this instance Chief White
ins been compelled to act not only in
he capacity of detective , but also .as
irosccuting attorney , , although the law
mposcs the latter duty upon the county
ittorney and his deputies. Why these
ollleers have been remiss Is not for use
o explain.
The scandalous attack made by the
iVorld-IIerald niwn an efllclent officer
ivlui has discharged a most dllllcult task
under adverse circumstnnces Is a dis
grace to journalism , which is presumed
o uphold ollleers engaged in the honest
illscharge of duty. It Is nothing more
: ior less than an attempt to palliate a
: nest heinous crime under the mask of
: i hypocritical remonstrance against the
abuse of police power. The inspiration
for this dastardly assault on the chief
. omes from the star-chamber councils
of the same conspirators that have
icon ballled In their plots to get con-
rol of the police. Chief White Is not a
mail of their stripe nnd therefore his
ctllclent work must he belittled and
unrepresented even If It helps bloody
uurderers to escape the Just penalty of
their crimes.
There have been Intimations that Mr.
Cleveland woulil like to see Secretary
Carlisle nominated for the presidency
next year and that It Is his Intention to
throw the Influence of the administra
tion In behalf of the Kentucky states
man. There mny be some substantial
foundation for this , though It Is more
than likely that the president Is not
seriously concerning himself ns to who
should bo the candidate of the parly
next year , unless , as Is suspected , he
desires to run again. But whether erne
no the preference of Mr. Cleveland is
for Carlisle , there Is a couslderab'e senti
ment In the democratic party , especially
in the southern wing , favorable to him
and It Is quite probable this will grow ,
since any measurement of the secretary
of the treasury with other democratic
presidential possibilities must be to his
advantage. Mr. Carlisle Is easily the
peer In ability of nny man In his party ,
If indeed he Is not the foremost democrat
In the country , and his experience at the
head of the treasury has made him n
very much wiser , broader nnd safer
statesman than he wits when he entered
upon the duties of that great ofllce.
The Baltimore Sun , which Is very
close to the administration , nays It Is
unmistakably clear that .Tohn O. Carlisle
is today at the front of the democratic
situation and on the list of names nt
this time apparently available his leads
all the rest. Tile excellent sen-Ice done
by Mr. Carlisle in the cause of sound
money certainly entitles him to this
position. It will be freely admitted that
no other domocrnt.ln the country could
have accomplished so much In checking
the tide of free silver sentiment in the
south and Influencing opinion In favor
of maintaining a sound currency. His
treatment of the silver Issue was most
able and convincing , Its force and In
fluence being in nowise lessened but
rather Increased by the fact that he had
himself become a convert , through
practical experience , to the sound money
policy. That ho would be a safe man
as president , so far as the relation of
silver to the currency Is concerned , there
Is now no reason to doubt.
Hut has the time come when the demo-
criitlc party will venture to take a can
didate for the presidency from a south
ern state , even one that Is on the
border ? Are the democratic leaders ID
the north prepared to acquiesce In such
a departure aniJMO give their hearty
and cordial supijtt to < \ southern can
didate for the pre\tlde.ney \ ? The north
ern democracy Isy colYfessodly poor In
presidential tlmli P. It has not a single
really nvnllablo'man. . Yet n northern
candidate would doubtless get the solid
electoral vote .pCJftlio "Kouth nnd might
carry two or tljfei northeni states , while
n southern candidate would not be
likely to get an electoral vote outside
of his own section. It Is a matter of
practical polities jjml' will undoubtedly
be so regardedfibV the democratic na
tional convention If a serious effort shall
be made , as now scorns probable , to
nominate Mr. Carlisle. It Is alt very
well to talk about Ignoring sectional
sentiment In this matter , but when put
to the test the democrats of the north
will be found Insisting that this cannot
be done without fatal consequences to
the party and they will Have no dllll-
culty In giving valid reasons for this
view. This objection to Mr. Carlisle will
be sufllclent to prevent his nomination ,
even should the democratic national con-
ventlon of 1S)0 ! ) have an overwhelming
majority opposed to free silver and In
'avor of maintaining our present sound
Settlers who moved away from Ne-
iraska on account of the drouth are
: ho ones who can be most easily per-
maded to again become residents of
Nebraska. Those who were driven out by
: rep failure now realize that a drouth-
making hot wind like that of a ycai
ngo Is of rare occurrence. There Is no
reason why the population of Nebraska
mould not be as largo by next summer
us It ever was In Its palmiest days.
The United States has always done
iverythlng within Its power to promote
he progress of international arbitration.
For that reason our goveinuicnt has
icon asked to undertake the arbitration
if more disputes than any other two
lountrles combined. That Is why
rance nnd Madagascar turn to the
Jnltod States to help them out of the
dilemma In which they find themselves.
quarlne n I'ohttcal Circle.
St. Louis Hrpubllc.
Uncle Horace Boles la still explaining his
latest bullion circular. Uncle Horace Intends
to have a record between now and 1896 which
will make him a compromise candidate If
ine Is called.
f-olMtHiirr. Not Ulory.
Knniia City Journnl.
"An ofllco without power , " says I rd Uose-
bory , "U a purratoryf If not a hell. " Many
American pollutions I. will not agree with
Rosebery In thfs. An omce with a good
salary attached Is heaven , regardless of
power. K ,
Sorrow * nt.tlin llnnter.
Senator Butler of North Carolina Is one of
.hose queer nnlitials which one Is almost
jertaln to encounter when he has no gun
with him. Still , If there are any pot hunters
In the Tarheel Rjat * It Is a marvel how ho
has escaped so tons.
The Smiling Harvest.
ChlcaBOi TIrnea-Herald.
"Tickle the soil With a hoe and It will
nugh wlth a harvest , " and , to carry on the
simile , wlh ( the j > rtsent prospects of a good
wheat crop or Irfmfenee corn crop throughout
the west , and oats and other crops accord-
'ngly. the very railroads begin to smile at the
busy outlook.
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Dancrrr * of Free Crlt'clsms.
Minneapolis Tribune.
Ex-President Harrison Is reported to have
said , recently , that the time of late when he
most wished ho had his gun was when he
saw a woman riding a bicycle or chewing
gum. If the bicycle craze doesn't subside
within a year Mr. Harrison will have to
take this back , or all the. bicycle clubs will
bo down on him , and as every other voter Is
likely to be a cycler and to have a wife or
sweetheart or sister who "bikes" the con
sequences may be serious.
l'atterftnn'4 Compliments tn llolrs.
Rocky Mountain News.
Governor Boles may call his "plan re-
monetlzatlon , but It Is nothing of the kind.
The people of this country will never be
content , nor will prosperity ever be re
stored until the great wrong of 1873 has
been cured by the- righting of that wrong
fully and completely. Protection to the
American product and an Inferior use of
sliver such as suggested by Boles or any
other measure of the kind IB not worth
wasting a thought upon. The gentleman
from Iowa may as well fold away his
Globe Democrat : The missing boy must
bo found.
Minneapolis Times : If President Cleve
land Is still of the same mind ho will prob
ably name this latest girl Omega.
Kansas City Star : The little girl who ar
rived at Gray Gables yesterday ought to
bo called Francos. Two scriptural names
In the family arc enough.
Chicago Dispatch : Every ono who has
carefully studied the subject knows that
girls are over so much nicer than boys.
They ore not so troublesome to bring up
and their chances of turning out well are
much better. We admit that boys are good
things to have about the house In moderate
numbers. Wo suggest to President Cleve
land that a family of three girls and one or
two boys would probably bo an Ideal ar
Chicago Post : At the threshold of a
century that promises so much for woman
kind no man need regreat the paternity of
girl babies. The boy Is no more an essen
tial to happy fatherhood. In his period ot
power he UBS a nuisance ; In decadence he
may bo a bore. What will the newcomer bo
named ? Iluth and Esther might fittingly
be followed by Sarah. It Is a grand name
with the true biblical ' authority that ap
peals so urgentlyto' the latest Presbyterian
In Mr. Cleveland. *
Detroit Free Priss. ' It Is an event of
national pleaaurev'and congratulation that
another little mcmbhas / been added to
the presidential household and the hearts
of millions go out to kho noble mother , the
sweetest and best" type of the American
matron. There l > tiOd royal prejudice here
that rebels agalnblcthb birth of a daughter
and there Is a chivalry that warms toward
the little one , of jltaj mother's sex. In her
pride over the thrfft fall- daughters all the
people of this g qat country claim a part
and wish for hefiift speedy restoration to"
health. , ilU -
Chicago Newsyn < lp everybody knows ,
throe children have been born Into this
destiny-shadowed jj/ipiuehold within five
years. Each of tn Children Is a girl. Mr.
Cleveland , It U allegou , wltu fatuous cling
ing to bygone Ideas Has wished a boy. No
doubt In his case | "oVln many others , fate
lias been kinder 'than he knew. By the
time these children 'gfow up they will be
just In line tor luc'ce'stlon to the presidency ,
while the contemporaneous young man will be
relegated to the uncelebrated pursuits of the
kitchen , the sewing circle and the nursery
Twenty years hence the girls will be the
coming men.
Boport of Inspector MoLangblin on the lu-
dian Troubles Made Public.
Settlers Ilnv * < ll cii Mote * for Thlt T ar'i
JLen * Money to tlin Flonrnoy Com
pany , AVhloli llm DUpoiott ot
Them to th lianki.
WASHINGTON , July 9. ( Special Tele
gram. ) United States Indian Inspector James
McLaughltn has submitted special reports to
the secretary of the Interior with reference-
to trouble on Omaha and Wlnnebago reser
vation. The report Is very voluminous , gives
a detailed account of Interviews which Inspector
specter McLaughlln had with Indians and set
tlers , and makes some recommendations as to
the course to be pursued In the future. In
every Instance the report sustains Captain
Beck and speaks with favor ot his treatment
of parties Interested and of his endeavors
to evict Illegal lessees. McLaughlln says
that legal lessees , William II. Merry , John'It. .
Watterman , John Bear , Garrison Bear and
thirteen others came to him to refute state
ments that might have been made antagonis
tic to Captain Beck or his clerical force.
They told him that "they and all others who
merited It have received courteous treatment
from all of Ins assistants. Inspector Mc
Laughlln advises that It the Flournoy Laud
company and middlemen persuade Illegal
lessees to hold out against the government ,
and If It Is determined to remove them by
compulsion , a military force bo employed for
that purpose , for fear that hot-headed settlers
tlors may cause trouble If their removal Is
attempted by Indian police , while all would
recognize and obey an order backed up by
the presence of a detachment ot United States
troops. "
McLaughlln Incloses with his report affi
davits ot Oscar Bring and Emit Manguson ,
charging Thomas IL. Sloan , lease clerk at the
agency , with having accepted a fee for his
services In protecting their land Interests.
The Inspector aayg , however , that from what
he learned at the agency very little reliance
should be placed In these affidavits , and that
Sloan's explanation Is satisfactory. Ho cau
tioned Sloan against connecting his legal pro
fession with his duties as clerk at the
McLaughlln's report was referred to the
Indian offlco for the * Information of officials
there , and has been returned to the secretary
of the Interior for sanction as he may deem
"Ponder , Neb. , Is the headquarters of the
several organizations of speculators who are
trying to control the Indian lands ot both
the reservations. These speculators unite In
opposing the present administration of the
agency affairs , and have succeeded remark
ably In conveying the Impression that they
have been much Injured cy Captain Beck's
attitude In treating all Illegal lecsees as tres
"Desiring to learn the cause Influencing
the Illegal lessees to hold out against leasIng -
Ing the lands from the Indian allottees
through the agency office , I visited tha Inter
ested parties and learned that the chief
cause was that they had given notes for this
year's rental , some secured by mortgage on
the growing crop. These notes had been
placed by the company In various banks
as security for money borrowed by It. The
lessees , therefore , fear that should they lease
through the agent and agree to pay the
rent to the Indians , they would also have
to pay their notes to the Flournoy company.
This company further advises Its lessees not
to rent from the Indians , assuring them
that If they will only remain loyal to the
company they will be protected. In some
cases the company has given an Indemnity
bond to Us tenants. In this way and by
making false and misleading statements , the
company has succeeded In keeping many
well disposed persons from leasing under de
partment regulations. "
xTho report then gives the result of a
conference between a committee of settlers
and the government officers which resulted
In the form of an agreement to the govern
ment's proposition , and In closing Inspector
McLaughlln says ho'believes matters will
be quickly settled unless the Flournoy com
pany succeeds In cajoling the settlers Into
standing by It.
Program Made Up Kit-opt the Special Kicr-
cluen Under Stnte AntplrnR.
WASHINGTON , July 9. The official an
nouncements of speakers at the dedication
of the Chlckamauga and Chattanooga Na
tional Military park Is as follows :
September' 19 Dedication of the Chlcka
mauga section of the park. Exercises at
Snodgrass hill , to be opened by Secretary
Lament. Orators , General John M. Palmer
of Illinois and General J. I1. Gordon of
8 p. m. At Chattanooga , exercises con
ducted by the Society of the Army of the
Tennessee and the Army of the Tennessee ,
General G. M. Dodge presiding. Orators ,
General O. O. Howard and General Joseph
Wheeler of Alabama.
September 20 Dedication of the Chatta
nooga section of the park , cxercifcs begin
ning at Chattanooga at noon. Orators , Gen
eral C. H. Grosvenor of Ohio and General
William B. Bale of Tennessee.
8 p. m. At Chattanooga , exercises con
ducted by veterano of the Army of the Potomac
mac and the Army of Northern Virginia ,
General E. M. Walthall ot Mississippi pre
siding. Orators , General Orlando Smith and
Governor Oatcs of Alabama.
At 8 p. m , , September 18 , at Chattanooga ,
the annual reunion of the Socety ! _ of the
Army of the Cumberland will occur , at which
seats will be provided on the platform for the
executive and congressional parties , the gov
ernors of states and their staffs and the rep
resentatives of all army societies for the
north and the United Confederate veterans.
Orator , General Charles F. Manderson.
The program for the dedication of state
monuments , In which the governors are ex
pected to take part , will bo announced as
received from the respective state commit
tees. The program of local participation In
the dedication under the auspices of the
citizens' executive committee ot Chattanooga
will also be known later.
White rqnulrun Ma do u ( lood Sliowlne.
WASHINGTON. July 9. Secretary Herbert
received toJay a report from Admiral Kirkland -
land giving an account at the Kiel celebra
tion. Admiral Klrkland says the appearance
of the- United States fleet was In every \vay
a credit to the country , and was , In fact , second
end to no other fleet present at the celebra
tion. The Impression created by our ships
was a good one , and the flattering reception
accorded the officers by all natloru was grat
ifying In the extreme.
Munforil i H OrdlTtd Appealed.
WASHINGTON , July 9. Attorney General
Harmon this afternoon telegraphed Special
Attorney McKlss'.ck at San Francisco direct
Ing him to take an appeal In the Stanford $15-
000,000 suit at once. The privilege of amending
the government bill granted by the Judge
will not bo taken advantage of , but an ap
peal will be taken to the United States court
ot appeals for the Pacific coait district.
Nowi for thu Army.
WASHINGTON , July 9. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Captain Ira MacNutt , ordnance de
partment , will make visits during July from
South Bethlehem to the works of the Car
penter Steel company. Heading , Pa. , for In
spection of projectiles.
Looked fur Help from Uunlu.
WASHINGTON , July 9. Mr. JohnW. _
Foster , speaking further today of the China-
Japan negotiations , said : "Tho viceroy , LI
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Hung Chang. had an Idea , though I do not
know tbnt ho had iny assurance of It. that
tlio Illusion fiOYernment would Interfere to
prevent Japan from securing any territory ,
but ft wlicr judgment prevailed , "
\\rsti-ru I'uftlmnitpr * Appointed.
WASHINGTON , July t . ( Special Tele-
grain. ) l . J. Abbott was today appointed
postmaster at Asylum , Lancaster county ,
Nob. , vice J , T. Hay , resigned.
1'oJtmnsters ncre commissioned today ax
follows : Nebraska Charles N. Morgan , Sac
ramento ; Iowa , Jllram Snydcr , Kreeport ;
John llcyon. Languorthy.
In South Dakota postofTlccs have been cs >
tabllshcd ns follows : Carroll , Hand county ,
John II. White , postmaster ; Chancellor , Tur
ner county , John 1) . llccren , poMmastcr ;
McClnuil. Custcr county , James MrCloud ,
The comptroller of the currency has approved -
proved the application of Lewis Larson nttd
his associates for authority to organize the
First National bank ot Urltt , In.
Oumlm Finn Dlvrtt 11 Contrnnt ,
WASHINGTON , July 9. The secretary of
the treasury has awarded to Herman &
Malcr ot Omaha the contract for the brick
tetra cotta work on the public building there.
The contract price Is $38.122 , and the work
Is required to be completed In four months.
Milne Itesponnllilhty for l'o tnl MMtulirs.
WASHINGTON , July 9. Postmaster Gen
eral Wilson has amended the postal laws and
regulations so ns to prohibit postal clerk *
from opening more than one sack at the game
time. The object IH to assist In fixing the
responsibility of mistakes.
1'rntlilrntppolnM u 1'mtmnMrr.
WASHINGTON , July 9. The president has
appointed Elmer S , Truehlood postmaster at
Mnrystvlle , Mo.
"Girls are a Joy , boys ore a bore. " Grovcr
Young Miss Cleveland la the latest edition
of the coming1 woman.
Two southern writers , Samuel MInturn
Peck and William 11. Hayoe , are going to
take the lecture platform. Pock weighs 200
and Hayno ninety-seven pounds.
Ilaron Bdmond Rothschild has bought for
$10,000 and presented to the Louvre the Ilos-
coreale treasure , consisting ot silver articles
found at Pompeii , which the Doston museum
was trying to purchase.
All sorts and conditions of men go toward
making up the Jury list In New York. A
few days ago a dead man was summoned as
a talesman , and on Tuesday a lad of 6 years
was called upon for Jury duty. Doth were
excused ,
Colonel Thomas Moonlight , United States
minister to Uollvla , writes homo that ho
would bo willing to go through a cyclone to
g t back to his homo In Kansas. Hut ho
was still there , drawing his $7,500 salary , at
last accounts.
Chicago affects to be shocked over the
story that a representative of that city In the
legislature endeavored to make a stake on the
aide with his vote. The surprising feature
of the charge Is that the law maker at
tempted to hold up an editor.
The city of San Francisco has been offered
$10,000 a year for the exclusive privilege-
collecting and removing garbage free for a
term of years. The offer docs not strike the
municipal salons very favorably , Inasmuch as
the tender would help the treasury and
diminish a health-giving rake-off from the
Jules Verne Is considerate. On being re
quested by the editor of a Now York periodi
cal to prepare an article on "What I Know
About America" ho answered ; "What I
know of the United States , whcro I only
loafed about a fortnight , would bo ot no In
terest to anybody. "
Baron James A. Harden-Hlckey , whose
"kingdom" of Trinidad Island Is said to have
been seized by Great Britain , Is a son-in-law
of John II. Flakier. He was born In Califor
nia 41 years ago , has been an editor In
Paris , has traveled a great deal , and Is re
ported to bo a believer In Uuddhlsm.
Several boys Ignited some oil on the surface
ot the river at Masslllon , 0. , to see It It would
burn. U did ; the BIre3m vras covered with
sheets of flame that crept up-stream toward
the gas works , which continued to feed them.
The fire was finally extinguished by throw ln-f
stones into the water and separating the film
of oil.
Joseph P. Skelly , a New York writer whoso
songs filled the nation with sentimental mirth
a few years ago , died a pauper In a charity
hospital a tow days ago. Ho made at least
$50,000 out of his songs and some ot the pub
lishers made a fortune. Mr. Skelty began
writing songs at 1C and at 20 had acquired
fame and an abnormal thirst.
Near Oregon , III. , Just west of Chicago ,
there Is a beautiful Island named for Mar
garet Fuller , Countess d'Ossoll. Just halt a
century ago this celebrated woman , who was
then j5 ! years old and already noted as a
teacher and urltcr , visited some relatives In
Oregon and lived there In an humble log
cabin. Near by Is Eagle's Nest niuff , where
Miss Fuller composed the poem "Ganymede
to the Eagle. "
The palpitating conscience of prohibition In
Kansas received a rude shock recently , and It
Is feared nothing less than a drug store Jag
will restore Us normal condition. Governor
Morrlll has accepted a membership In the
Thirteen club of New York. The club Is
built on the pneuniat'c plan of the HOO-HODS
with this difference , the former smiles
solemnly , the latter are Jolly smllcrs. What
dumbfounds the prohlbs Is the coffin plate
wine list of the Thlrteens , with this sugges
tion , "nut while you have It use your
breath , there Is no drinking after death. "
OF run rtiKas.
WNn r Chronlclo ! The man who Abandoned
Nebraska last fall would havo. to see her
splendid crops today to comprehend what a
commodious chump ho was.
IVndcr Times : The Omah.t Use's efforts to
redeem Onuha from the hands of the hardest
gang of cutthroats that over disgraced a city
should bo cummrndtd by the good citizens ot
tae metropolis.
Lincoln News ; An Omaha man died Satur
day from starvation. It Is explained that It
was not due to nny luck of in vans to purchase
food , but he was kept so busy trying to keep
track of the World-Herald's political policy
that he did rot have time to cat.
Nine * County Journal : Ai an Issue the
silver question Is likely to run Its course be
fore ' 95 and other quottlans tnka Us place.
The republican p.irty . Is In favor ot both gold ,
silver nnd paper money and plenty of It , and
all good. Consequently U Is In high ,
favor \\lth the people. In 'UC the republican
party will bo the only party which will stand
a ghost of a show.
Hastings Democrat : Has It come to this
| ) oss that a newspaper cannot warn the ptibllo
to beware- skunks , If the paper can provo
It Is n skunk , without being dragged bcforo
the court on a charge of libel ? The point
Is , can yuu libel n skunk ? There are courts
that seem to think so. A Douglas county
Judge will not permit an editor to pro\c that
statements published by him nro true.
Crete Vldtttc : Wo understand the pcoplo
of Omaha arc going down Into their pockets
good and plenty after the wherewithal to fit
up the grounds and make duo reparation
for the coming stale fair. They should re
ceive the hearty co-operation of every
patriotic citizen In the state. Hundreds of
eastern people will visit our fair this fall and
the exhibit should bo HO largo and picthoria
as to eclipse and blot from the nup ot
memory the failure ot 1S91.
: TItlFI.KS.
Philadelphia Times : While n. woolen bathIng -
Ing dress mny be the moat modest In the
world. It can't bo Maid Unit It sin Inks from
Now York nocortlcr : Rathcttclsm has In-
vndetl Oklahomn , nnd tlir > mnn who hasn't
a pistol pockPt in his nlglitshlrt , embroldcroil
In old gold thread upon it ground of ecru ,
can't expect to bo consldoied In the- social
Toxns Blftings : Literary men nro a good
deal like hens. The author lays a plot and
then the editor sits on It.
Indianapolis Journal : "No , " wild Mr.
Wheeler. "I have my doubts nbout the til
cycle being able to dlspluco the horse. The
tlmo I tried It the hoi go niut bumy cnmo
out ot the collision without n scratch. "
Boston Transcript : Theodore Toll me ,
now. what li the moaning of the expression ,
"pullluK your lcK7" Hlchurd I cun't tell
you In no many words ; but I will Illustrate.
You haven't $10 nbout you that you can let
me have for a week or two7 Thanks.
Washington Star : "What's the mutter
with that horse ? " Bald the animal's owner
at the race track.
"He's fast aslerp , " replied the stable boy.
"Well , leave him that way. It's the only
time ho ever Is fast. "
Detroit Free Pi ess : Kitty I understand
Mr. Softlclgh foil oft the dock and It was
ilftcen minutes before he was ! lhcd out.
Jtxne How Old he keep his head nbovo
water HO long ?
Kitty It was the lightest part , I presume.
New York World : She I'll bet you n box
of cigars ucaln.-t a box of gloves that I get
married before you do.
He I take the bot. Dut t had hoped you
would marry me.
She So I will.
He Then why did you make such a bet ?
She I knew your sporting blood. You'd do
anything to win a bet.
Atlanta. Constitution.
When the blue Is on the ps ay.
And the white enfolds the girl ,
And her red lips lisp In Latin ,
And Her hair is all In curl ,
Then German seemnth gentle.
And Qreek'fl a iicclcss pearl-
When the blue Is on the essay ,
And the white enfolt's the girl !
S.lf.rK FOIL Till : 1'JEI.KSS.
Atlanta Constitution.
If I were president ,
The first tlilnjr I should do
Would bo to slice
Olliclal pies
And Hcrve them out to you ;
Win something fat content
Kuch sic ok constituent
And nnd a plum
For every thumb ,
If I were president.
I'd run this government
On n well adapted plan
To suit my ends
And those of friends
And help the wurrcrkln man ;
A way I'd soon Invent
And congrobs should assent I
To wipe out Jails
And sheriffs' sales ,
If I were president.
Abolish debt and rent ,
Give every man his cholco
To work , or strike-
It he should like
And frolic with tho-boys ;
I'd know If England meant
To boss this continent ,
And maybe thrash
Her furrln trash ,
If I were president.
When I am president ,
I'll yawn when BO Inclined ,
Rat peas with my knife ,
And kcei. my life.
And cuss , if I've n mind.
I'll ask no man's consent ,
Dut Just pursue my bent.
And live at my ease ,
As I doggon please ,
When I am president.
Want to do a rushing
business wewant time , as - . -
a matter of fact. However , 1 7 1 1 '
we don't have our own way about it ,
and on Saturdays we are pushed to de
liver all orders. On that account if you
can call today it v/ould suit us , as our
bundle boys ask us to make this request ,
and then if there is any trifling altera
tion we'll have time to make it ,
We find that about $15.OO hits the
mark oftenest for our Men's Summer
Suits. We'd rather sell you a $28.OO
If you prefer , for rear ns of youp
own , to come down to $8.OO , $1O.OO or
$12. BO we can accommodate you.
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Browning. King & Co , ,
Reliable Clothiers. S. W. Cor. 15th and Douglas Sts