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OMAHA DATTjY 1KKlyiSDXESDAY \ , OCTOiriDIl 28 , I8i)0.
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.Tack MiicCoH will make n Rood suc
cessor to Governor Ilok'oinb.
This voters of Iliu Pl.xth conKiTsslonal
dlHtrlct will appeal from Greene drunk
to Ciuly sober.
flu-re Is no dlllleulty whatever In the
way of Jack Mac-Coll' * ollRllilllty to the
otlk-o of governor , and there N little (11(11- ( (
ctilty In the way of his aiiinlrini ; an In
defeasible title to It.
The cross that Hrynu and his follow
ers will be crucllled on will bo the MX
black X marked on a majority of the
ballots of the country opposite the names
of the republican electors.
The French press Is again protesting
against Interference by the United
States hi the affairs of Cuba. Some
people have a peculiar faculty of cryIng -
Ing out lustily long before they are hurt.
Mr. Hryan might have known Illinois
'was beyond bis reach before he went
there. If he had only made a few In
quiries of some reliable friends on the
ground for uncolorcd Information as to
Senator Itogor Q. Mills ban evidently
posted In his hat what Editor William
Jennings Itryan printed about him In
his paper and that Is the reason his
eagerness to talk out In behalf of Candi
date Bryan has not yet manifested It-
The first of the week's roorbacks to
be sprung by the popullstn was the wild
fable that lion. J. II. MacColl Is not a
fully naturalized cltly.cn and Is therefore
not eligible to the olllce of governor.
Unfortunately for them the records are
against the propagators of this absurd
Do not neglect to register Saturday , If
you have not already < ] uallcd ! ! by this
necessary formality to vote on the fol
lowing Tuesday. Saturday , October 01 ,
Is the last day In which you can register.
If your name Is enrolled make It your
business to see that none of your friends
are left out.
. If , as tbo court has held , the election
of ISDtt Is not a general election within
the meaning of the city charter , It
would be interesting to the public If the
city attorney would explain how a city
clerk happened to be elected under his
ndvlcu In the year ISI ! ) when no general
city election was held.
Anton Kment has been a councilman
for two years past , and is better
equipped than ever to look after the
Interests of his ward In the council ,
lie has tried to perform the duties of
the olllce conscientiously and the people
of the Second ward will be consulting
their own good by re-electing him.
The army ollicer who Is reported to
have resigned because he fcara a
national struggle In arms as a result of
the olectjon should bo allowed to go
without restraint. Ills letter of resigna
tion proves him to be both a fool and
i coward , and he Is not needed In either
capacity In the United States army.
M. F. Singleton , candidate for the
legislature on the republican ticket , Is
nil intelligent , representative colored
man. He Is a property owner and lias
nil of his interests bound up In Omaha.
Ills election will not only be a compli
ment to the colored race but will give
Douglas county a careful , hardworking
member of the lower house of the legis
If there is one tiling above others why
Dryan should bo defeated In his presi
dential ambition It Is that he deserves
defeat as punishment for his ruthless
desecration of the memories of Lincoln ,
Carllcld ! , Jtlalne and other cherished
Statesmen whoso speeches he has wil
fully garbled and Into whose mouths he
has put words which' they would never
have been guilty of uttering.
Mr. Itryan's paper that encouraged
nnd defended the Bryan rulllans who
tried to break up the Cockran meeting
hi this city is very much exercised for
fear the sound money people will In
terrupt the speeches which the popo-
cratlo candidate- president proposes
to make in Omaha. Mr. Uryan's paper
may calm Its fcarn. The sound money
people are all committed to the obmsrv-
unco of law and order. Whatever
dumoiiHtratloii , . may bo iimdo In the
cause of souud money will bi > perfectly
orderly ami entirely legitimate a a
feature of the
Mr. Itryan'H paper , the Omaha World-
Herald , has taken n stand In opposition
to certain of the constitutional amend-
mcnt * submitted for the ratlllcatlon of
the voter * at the coming election , but
; the NllghtcKt reflection on the part of
! any thinking man will at once convince
j him that every one of Its objections Is
frivolous and unfounded.
Objection Is made to the amendments
proposing to vest the legislature with
the power to ll.x the salaries of the
judges of our courts ami of the execu
tive olllccrs of our state government
on the ground that the people of Ne
braska can not afford to Increase the
pay of any public olllclal at this time.
The fact Is that these amendments do
not Increase the pay of any public olll
clal. They tnerely put It In the power
of the legislature to Increase the pay of
such olllclals as are now underpaid , butte
to do this a three-llfths vote of all the
members of both hnuxes N required. No
one party , therefore , can ever raise
the salaries of our judge * 01 executive
1 ollleers , but It must be done with practi
cally the unanimous consent of the
whole legislature. These amendments
are further Intended to put a stop to a
great many abuses that have sprung
up under the present system by which
ollcor.i ! have obtained perquisites of
which the general public knows noth
ing , Instead of Imvlnt : their entire com
pensation Included in their salaries.
Thus members of the mipreme court
have been voted money for private.
stenographers , the governor has had an
appropriation for house rent and the
treasurer has Indeiuiiitled Himself for
losses by pocketing interest on public
funds. There Is lib good reason why
the Judges of the supreme court .should
be paid only .MX ) when the judges of
the district court receive the same sum.
There Is no good reason why the gov
ernor of Nebraska should be paid only
? 2.r ( X . while the mayor of Omaha Is
paid the same salary. The city treas
urer of Omaha receives ifC..OOO a year ,
but the state treasurer receives only
$11,500. Tinier uch conditions Is It any
wonder that a slate treasurer who obli
gates himself to Ids friends for a bond
of ! ? l.r > l 10,000 Is tempted to farm out
the public funds for private benelltV
The adoption of the amendments em
powering the legislature to lix the sala
ries of stale olllcers is an absolute ne
cessity if we are to come back to the
original Intention of the constitution
framcrs that the public olllclal should
receive his salary In compensation for
his services and no more.
Objection is entered to the amend
ment giving the legislature authority to
establish courts Inferlbr to the supreme
court on the ground that we do not need
any more such courts. The best law
yers In the Mate say that we do need
such courts and that the creation of an
Intermediate court of appeals would not
only expedite Justice but also save thou
sands of dollars annually to the state
and to litigants \vho-e suits now have
to await tardy hearing. Under the
proposed amendment the legislature
could not exercise Its power to create
a new court except with the assent of
two-thirds of the members elected , so
that there would be no possible danger
of Its abuse. The amendment should be
adopted In the Interest of prompt
and even Justice for all persons , rich or
loor. ) high or low.
Objection Is made to the amendment
giving the legislature authority to create
additional executive ollicers on the
ground that we have all the state of-
tlcers wo need. This amendment should
bo adopted because we have more state
olllcers now than w < > need , but tlr.'y
are unconstitutional olllcers and It pro
poses to do away with the needless ones
and make those that we need cou.itltu-
tlonal ollleers. Iteeause of present con
stitutional limitations we have had the
law stretched to multiply olllew * . The
governor has been made nominal state
labor commissioner , while an appointed
deputy labor commissioner gets .the
salary and performs all the duties of the
olllce. The governor has been made
nominal state oil inspector , while an
appointed deputy oil Inspector and six
assistants get the salaries and perform
the duties of the olllce. Certain state
olllcers have been made a state Irrigation
board , white an appointed secretary and
assistant secretaries get the salaries and
perform the work. Certain other state
olllcers have been maile a state board of
transportation , while three appointed
.secretaries get the salaries and do the
work. And so on for a dozen Illegal
salary drawers. The pioposed amend
ment alms to abolish these abuses. Nor
can the power conferred on the legisla
ture be misused , bt'cause , In order to
exercise It , a vote of three-fourths of
both houses is required.
Objection Is entered to the proposi
tion relating to the merging of tbo
government of cities of tiie motronoll
tan cl.-ns nnd the government of th"
counties wherein such cities ar located
wholly or In part on the ground that
there is no necessity for It and no de
mand for It. The people who oppose
this amendment are either too dense
to comprehend It or persist In misread-
'Ing It. The amendment contemplates
the abolition of use'.ess olllces that
have been needlessly duplicated In city
and county. Its result will be to re
duce taxes , not to Increase them.
There Is no good reason why the city of
Omaha and Douglas county should each
maintain an expensive set of account
ants to.audit their books when one
set can do the work as well , If not bet
ter. There Is no good reason why the
city of Omaha and Douglas county
should each maintain a separate treas
urer and treasurer's assistants to re
ceive and account for taxes paid by the
same property owners when one set
can do the work better. There is no
good reason why both city and county
should employ separate high salaried
surveyors when one engineering depart
ment would amply milllco. lly the
adoption of the proposed amendment
the people of Omaha and Douglas
county will be enabled to merge these
and other duplicated olllces and save
themselves thousands of dollars an
nually. There Is always a demand for
economy and retrenchment ami the
same demand exists for this amend
ment. It has nothing whatever to do
with the extension of the city limits of
Ouiaha. The legislature can now 11 x
the rlty limits where It pleaies with
out any constitutional amendment.
The proposed amendment therefore Is
wholly In the Interest of reduced taxes
and better government and should be
adopted \vlthout a dis.scnting vote.
Objection Is raised to the amendment
authorizing the legislature to provide
for the Introduction of the voting ma-
chliip on tlie ground that "there Is no
Immediate demand or necessity for tills
'Improvement. ' " The voting machine
offers a step In the direction of election
reform just as much as did the Aus
tralian ballot system. It Is a reform
assuring the voter an absolutely secret
ballot and an unfailing and accurate
count. It Is the most effective preventa-
live of framl.nt the polls that has yet
been devlsetl. All the progressive states
are adopting the voting machine or are
preparing for Its adoption. Shall Ne
braska refuse to untie the hands of its
legislature so that It must for years to
come remain behind In the march to
ward the most perfect election methods ?
objection Is made to the amendment
relating to donations to works of In
ternal improvement and manufacturer
nn the ground that It Is "a scheme to
enable cities or counties to vote bonds
to swell the bank accounts of beet nugar
factories. " This objection shows the
destructive statesmanship of the World-
Herald and the presidential candidate
which It represents. Kvcn if the amend
ment were Intended solely to encourage
the erection of beet sugar factories ,
would not that commend It to the voters
of Nebraska'/ Can the state have too
many beet sugar factories ? Are not
the people of a dozen communities ready
to make sacrlllces to secure such fac
tories In their neighborhoods , knowing
full well that the beiietlts sure to accrue
from them would more than repay them
several times over ? Hut this amend
ment does not restrict the voting of
bonds to beet sugar factories , but ex
tends the power to Include all manu
factures. Ii a glucose factory employing
several hundred mm and consuming the
products of hundreds of acres of sur-
loundlng farm lands could be secured
by the asMiranco of a reasonable dona
tion tit tide It over the extra expenses of !
Us opening year , should we not be glad i
to seize the opportunity ? And If the I
donation Is to be made up , why should
It not be raised by taxation Instead of
voluntary subscription , so that the non
resident property owners and the rail
roads and the other corporate holders of
large Interests that would be greatly
hcnclltc : ! . should paj 'iclr Just shares
along with the public spirited bu.slmv.t
man ? Acuirdlng to the provisions of
the proposed amendment , not a dollar of
bonds can be isaiied except by a two-
thirds vote of the people. Adopt this
amendment and Nebraska will In a few
years he dotted all over with factories !
of different kinds , giving employment to
labor and consuming the products of
the M > ll. Adopt this amendment and
capital and labor will be attracted to
the state , our Industries dlversllled and
an unexcelled home market created for
Not a single objection has been raised
to any one of tlie proposed constitutional
amendments by the World-Herald or
by any one else that can have the slightest - ,
est weight with the intelligent citizen.
All of the objections are frivolous or
Irrelevant. Vote for all of the amend
wnmtt : ru F/AV >
"We shall thul prosperity just where
we lost It , " said liciicral Harrison In
one of ids recent speeches. "Von lost
prosperity when you Inaugurated this
democratic policy ( referring to tlie
tariff ) , and you must go back there
again ; and take my word for It you will
lind what you have lost. " A return to
the conditions which prevailed four
years ago will bring b.ick the prosperity
of that time and nothing else will. This
country wants a policy that will renew
Industrial activity and make a market
for labor. Debasing the currency by
Injecting more silver into it will not
make a demand for the Idle labor.
Probably U.UOO.OOO of people are now un
employed or woiklng only a part of the
tiiuo. Tlie impulse given to silver min
ing by the free and unlimited coinage of
that metal would not furnish employ
ment to - per cent , of the now Idle people
ple , while the convulsion that would
certainly' follow the adoption of free
coinage would greatly Increase the num
ber of unemployed. It Is a plain busi
ness question which any fairly Intelli
gent man can settle- for himself. A Ju
dicious icvisloii of the tariff which will
permit tlie mlll.s and factories to resume
full operations will be In the interest
of the working classes and In the in
terest of tlie agricultural producers.
General Harrison's statement that we
shall IIml prosperity where we lost It Is
eminently sound and sensible.
Ueporlrt from states where there lias
been 11 considerable defection of re-
pi'bltcans to the free silver cause say
that many of them are returning to
their alllllatlons. This Is
said to be especially true as to farmers
who were republicans , though there are
also large numbers of worklngmen who
were seduced by the free silver delu
sion who have had an awakening and
will support the party of protection
and sound money. Thus It Is seen that
the campaign of education has been
effective with those people whose
minds were open to conviction , Instead
of being closed and sealed against the
argument of facts and experience. The
farmer who has seen his products ris
ing In value while the advocates of
free silver were telling him that he
could expect only a decline under the
existing monetary standard would be
strangely constituted If he did not
doubt tlie legitimacy and soundness of
the free silver contention. Likewise
tlie worklnglnan , when he seriously re-
llectH upon the proposal to take away
a large part of the purchasing power of
Ills earnings , without any assurance
that his wages will be Increased , must
question whether that sort of policy
would Improve his condition and enable
him to better provide for the needs of
himself and family. And where a man
begins to doubt the wisdom and hon
esty of the free silver cause It Is en
tirely safe to conclude ho will drop It.
It cannot ftnquestioning. \ \ \ \ \ . It re
quires of Its supporters blind , unreas
oning , fanaflva ! ' devotion.
Hut thertJIV 'aiiothcr explanation of
the return \o , jhe republican party of
men who luvvpnbeen lured away from
It In this cauipiijgn. It Is very hard for
most men to jJovcr connection with a
political orjttnlKatlon to which they
linvo given lofig allegiance , and no
other polltlii1'Harty In our history had
such strong" yhifms upon the loyalty of
Its niembprs't's the republican party.
It has a grout record. Grant that It
has made nUsfakcs , still It has done
more than 'any1 other party for the
progress anil prosperity of the
nation. Hefore the advent of the
republican party our national
growth was slow. : In the so-called
"bimetallic" tlnips , when the "money of
the constitution" received full recogni
tion , tl'ore was little industrial develop
ment , labor was poorly paid ami the
people as a whole' were not prosperous.
In the three or four years before * the
war , when the mints were open to gold
and silver on equal terms and we had
the nearest approach to free trade In
our history , tlie condjtlon of the country
was deplorable , llotli the government
and the people were Impoverished , and
so low was the public credit that moii'-y
could not be borrowed at a less rate
of Interest than lli percent. Those were
The republican party gave the country
a policy under which Industries were
rapidly developed , capital and popula
tion were attracted to the country ami
the condition of the working classes
greatly impioved. No one who will In
telligently read the history of the United
States dining the thirty-two years from
1S ( > ( ) to IS'.Ci can question the wisdom
and Hie bpiiellcent results of republican
legislation In-promoting the material
development of the nation. Our grwth
In that period was ( lie wonder of the
world , and so faithful was the repub
lican parly to the maintenance of the
public faith that the credit of the United
Stales attained a higher standard than
at any previous time In Its history. It
has been distinctively the party of na-
tlonal upbuilding and national pros-
Men who acl"d with the party during
this period are justly proud of Its record
and of the fact that they bad a share In
making that record. Such men cannot
feel at home In another political organi
zation. Some are lured away from lime
to time , as was the case four years ago.
but they return ; as they did two years
later , after Havlrjg1 discovered that they
were misled , , 1'ree silver Is a delusive
scheme which out rapped a large num
ber of rpptiullcajiH , but many have re
turned to their former party allegiance
and many ifiore' will do so before the
day of electjfoii "arrives. It Is safe to
j say that the. . nit.nlt of the election will
show that tj\e' \ Defection ' of republicans
The attacks' 6ft Secretary of State
Piper for his. decisions. In the slate
ticket protest eases will glance off of
that 0Illt'ti 'i'wlthout doing any barm ,
because tile .wv'retary simply followed
out the law asuwp'ressi'd by the statutes
and construed by the supiVme court and
could legally have reached no other con
clusion. Hy sustaining him In every
point on the appeal of these cases the
j suprem'e court has said as much- and
endorsed the puMtion taken by the sec
retary. If by Ilielr own dissensions the
di'iuocrats. of Nebraska have put them
selves at a disadvantage they have
themselves and neither the secretary nor
the law to blame. The secretary has
merely pi'rfornifd the duty devolved
upon him by the statutes and had he
evaded It Instead of fearlessly perform
ing It he would have been derelict and
subject to censure.
Kvcry elector In the city of Omaha Is
by law entitled to notice by proper
publication of the times and places of
registration and of the boundaries of
the different voting precincts. That Is
the law laid down by Judge Keysor.
The electors of this city have thus far
been deprived of this notice by reason
of the perversion of the law by the city
authorities acting on tlie advice of the
city attorney. Now that the plain let
ter and meaning of the law have been
expounded by .the judge , of a court of
competent jurisdiction , It is time ( Mat
the Ill-adviaVd city olllclals retrace their
steps and perform their duties so far as
tlie time remaining before election per
mits of their performance.
All prders for merchandise In the busi
ness world are now Hied on condition
that the bills are dated ahead or dis
counts and often double discounts al
lowed. If these contracts should have
to bo figured so as to Include the ele
ment of gambling on what a lluctuatlug
currency might be worth when the obli
gations come due , all business would be
paralyzed. There Is nothing so essen
tial to our highly wrought commercial
system as tiJJiUty ; in the circulating
medium. _ _ _ .
The popocratlc campaign committee
Is urging as u "new feature" for the
closing days of tlie campaign tlie post
ing of pla''artTsMind circulars contain
ing striking suggestions and pithy par
agraphs ou - the- fences of farmers
friendly to the cause. The whole coun
try Is to be blllcrj for Hryan just as If
he were going to appear as chief acrobat
In a circus. Thjsj will'certainly be a
titling llnaleiJo Oio Hryan hippodrome
LI Hung Chang has Just been ap
pointed inlnls Qlt ) foreign affairs for
the Chinese'empire. . LI Hung Chang
has been ut tl.ni.es appropriately called
the Chinese lllsmarck and the Chlne.se
Gladstone , but ho discounts both Bis
marck and Gladstone In his ability to
retain Ids power as the active ruler of
bis country no matter how often Ma
prestige111113' bo temporarily lost.
the Ili'iimorac } ' .
New York Sun ( dcm. )
Every democratic vote for McKlnley Is a
vote to vindicate tbo democratic party 'and
to clear tta proud record from the defilement
for li Future.
It la a Blgnincant ( act tuat Ilryaa liaa quit
declaring that free silver la certain to BUG-
thli ypnr , and Is now mylnR that the
fight Is aura to bo kept up tn years to coma.
U you will reiul carefully the populist d-
dress written by Ignatius Donnelly and In-
sued liy Chairman llutler n cryptogram will
bo found In It. Hcglnnln& fourteen letters
from the last word n rapltal "ft" Is found.
Iy counting every fourteenth letter and hold-
ItiK the address toward tha southwest you
will nnd the sentence "Hryan la beaten. "
This Is Important.
Don't Wnnt m Your Vote.
Springfield ( Mnim. ) Hrpubllcan.
What ts thp great objective of this cam
paign ? To defeat Bryan , and not only to
defeat htm , but to crush him and the free
silver movement which ho represents. How
can llryan bo crushed ? Uy dividing the op
position vote ? .No. You can crush him only
by xlvliiR to McKlnley nil the volra In the
United States that stand for conservatism
and gold , because McKlnley Is the only
candidate nave , llryun with a chance o ( vloc-
An Klrollnn llair-IIolliliiy.
During the present week It Is the duty
of the employers of labor everywhere In
the United States to meet the shameful
clmrgo of coercion which ts hurled at them
HO pemlstentty by Chairman Jones. Mr.
Ilrynn and other prominent supporters of the
Chicago pLitform. by giantltiR to their em
ployes a half-holiday on Tuesday , Novem
ber 3. In order th.it all of them may have
full opportunity to cast their vitte.s. The
srcrct ballot has been put Into the hnnits
of the voters In all or nearly all the states
which are the battleground ot the protein
political campaign.Vlth ample time
granted them to go to the polls and express
their convictions by their ballots , the work-
liigmim will lack nothing to Insure to them
perfect frtcdom of choice in the matter ot
camlldatCM and principled. A half-holiday
on November 3 should be the reply of every
employer to the charge that ho has sought
to coerce ( ha voters In his employ.
Till. : IlinillllC ( 'AMI'AIC.V.
lllilli'iiliiu * ClnlniM ( if ( Inr < iiiH ) > rnlc (
.Mil n n KITH.
Chicago Chronlclo ( dcm. )
Chairman Jones Is reported as claiming
a couple of days ago that Illinois would
give llryan BO.OOO majority. " The ma
jority 'against Hryan In Illinois will bo
twlco or three times that number of votes.
It Is inero absurdity to claim tlut Illinois
will glvo a populist majority , largo or
small. It shows a lack of Intelligence or a
lack of honesty which Is a disgrace to politi
It N given out from local popullstle
headquarter * that "polls" have been liken
of various countiea In Illinois which show
gains nnd Indicate a majority In the state
for Hrjan and Altguhl. Every state
ment of the kind U a false pretense nnd
fraud , bald and apparent on Its surface.
'I ho populist managers have not made a
poll of any county or city or town or elec
tion precinct In Illinois. They hnvo not
had men to do the work or money to pay
the expwise. It Is all bluff. It Is tht > weak
est scheme of a bcohy and humbug cam
The entire Bryan campaign under Chair
man Joncj has been so weak ns to Invite
contempt. It has been n mass of political
hoobylsm not relieved by a brilliant stroke
of mangement , by a conspicuous act of party
Integrity or by any manifestation of honest
public spirit and patriotic zeal.
1IAIII > , COI.II PACTS.
HIMV the CON iTlinu'iit IN Dollipr .SOIIIL--
tliliiK for Silt i-r.
Secretary Carlisle , replying under date of
October 3 , to the queries of a Washington
correspondent , makes this instructive statc-
"Slnco November 1. 1S93 , the date of the
repeal of the purchasing clause of the-so-
called Sherman act , uandard dollars have
been coined In the United States to the
amount cf $17 , CD.491 , or more than twice
as much asMS coined during the whole
perlcnl of our hlstlory prior to 1S78. "
And the coinage etlll goes on at the rate
of about $2,700,000 a month. These figures
make answer to the senseless cry that the
government has discriminated against the
white mrtal. As a matter of fart , not only
has It ben steadfastly coining the Inilllcn
In Its vaults , but It has also been coining
Into standard dollar. ! the seigniorage , or
proflt which It makes from the coinage
function , and which amounted last month
alone to $900.000. The government Is. there
fore , "doing something for silver" right
along all U can lawfully do. In fact , and
more than It attempts to do for any other
Interest. Hut. of course , the Insatiate * who
E-O : iTttstantly Insisting that , something
should be iloao for silver oulslde of all laws ,
national or economic , will not be persuaded ,
oven by the cmclal figures of the utter un
reasonableness of their position.
TIM ; uiirr .si ; < ; , \n mi/r. :
IniiiiirliiniM- KoNtrrliuf < Ii < < lt rlop-
ini'iit of tli > * lixliiNtry.
Kloux City Journal.
Nothing ban been more effectual In dla-
pclllng the Idea , that the farmers can make
their calling more profitable by voting for
an abundance of silver money than the ten
dency of the wheat marker to go In a di
rection opposite to that of the silver market.
Hut this simply Illustrates one pha e of the
great Interest the farmers have in the Issues
ot the pending campaign. If the claim
that farmers ought to vote for forcing up
the prlco of silver In order to raise the price
of their products Is a fallacy It Is nota
greater one than many other claims put
forth In the Interest ot the Nebraska candi
The farmers In Nebraska who live near
the great beet sugar factories which have
been built at Norfolk and Grand Island
can testify to the advantages which have
coma to them by reason of the existence
and operation of these factories. Sugar beets
Is a surer crop than any of the cereals and
It la more profitable at fair prlcca for the
product. There Is a double advantage In
tbo sugar beet factories. They afford a sure
and ready market for the products of the
farms and they glvo employment to many
who are not directly engaged In farming ,
thus making a homo market for garden and
Hold crops generally. The experience of the
Nebraska people- who have brcn favored
by tho'presenco of these two great factories
has been In every way satisfactory and no
persons near Norfolk or Grand Island can
bo found to denounce the factories or the
corporations which have built them or oper
ated them ,
A Minnesota experimenter has shown that
flttoon tons of beets can bo grown on an
aero of ground In Minnesota and the quality
Is goad. Good results have been obtained
in Wisconsin , South Dakota and Iowa , and
there Is no doubt In the minds of well In
formed farmers and sugar beet experts tha
beet factories can bo supplied with mutoriaf
In almost any part of the northwest. The
soil Is all right and In meat places the
climate Is just what Is ncded. The farmers
of the northwestern otates are quick to learn
and they have no trouble whatever In taking
up the cultivation of the sugar beet with
success. The cost of raising sugar beets is
from $2 to $3 per ton and the factories pay
from J ! to $5 a ton for the beets , according
to quality. Thcru arc no crops that can
bo made to yield such good returns from the
ale of the product direct.
The Nebraska factories were built a few
years ago when the tariff lawa of the United
States gave encouragement to the homo
manufacture of sugar. The state of Nit-
braska also took action looking to tbo ca-
couragomoat of the. Industry. Had tlieru not
been this encouragement by lawa and the
Impllml understanding that thcro should bo
a continuation of the policy at leiat for
such a term nf years as would enable the
manufacturers to become firmly established ,
the Nebraska factories would not have been
built. If the government should return
again to a policy ot protection and encourag
ing homo Industry If the American people
glvo such oil endorsement to the policy as
will Indicate * that thcro cun never again
bo a deliberate attempt to break down our
Industries by unfavorable legislation there
will bo many more beat sugar factories es
tablished in the northwest. U may not be
necessary that thorn should bo a bounty
offered and tlie tariff duties need not bo
high , but there should be distinct encourage
ment of the sugar Industry , and the manu
facturers and farmers wll do the rest.
This Is only one of the ways la which
Uio farmers are vitally Intended In the cam
paign , Hut It U en Important matter and
they cannot afford to overlook 1L
mnnn.sT MtM\n UKAI , ON
Syiullcnti' Aflrr ( lip
Murliiotn ( Iriint ,
SAN 1-'HANC1SCO , Oct. 27Two promt-
nont mining engineers from London are now
on their way to this city. One ot them Is
Louis Janln , jr. , son of Louis Janln nf this
city and formerly an editor of the Mining
ami Engineering Journal of New York. Mr.
Janla was nt dno time a mining engineer
hero and Is now In the employ of a London
syndicate. Ills stay hero will bo short , ns
ho Is going to Australia to examine some
properties that the I/oiulon gyndlcate ts
thinking of purchasing. Hamilton Smith of
the Ixmdon K.vploratlon company , the larg
est mining syndicate. In the world , Is the
other mining expert coming here. It was
on this gentleman's report that the com
pany In question recently bought the famous
Anaconda mines In Montana. The company
also owns the Onelda property In Amndor
county. California , the Alaska Trcumvell ,
the Steeple Hock In New . \loslco nnd the
Minna 1'reltjs In Mexico. It Is believed his
trip to California has something to do with
the rumorn that hU company Is thinking of
purchasing the famous Marlposa grant In
Mariposa county , California , consisting of
44,000 acres In the heart of the mother lode
country. The property Is owned by Jcfhn
W. Maeknv , Alv.a Haywood , Senator J. 1' .
Jones of Nevada nndth \ llobiirt estate. It
the proposcil deal goes through It will bo
the biggest mining deal ever consummated
la the nest. It Is also Mated th.it Mr.
Smith may arrange for the purchase by his
company of the Homcstakt > mine la South
IIA.VDITS n.iin ixnivx TMIIIMTOIIY.
Sue nnd Kov Awciu-y Tcrriirl/rd nnd
Itnlibi-il li > - ( Inlluui ,
KANSAS C1TV , Oct. 27.--A special to the
Times from Guthrle , Okl. , sajs nays : The
Sac and Fox Indian agency sixty miles
southeast of here , was hold up and looted
this afternoon by the same gang of b.indlta
that looted the town of C'arnoy last week.
Sao and Fox Is only thirty miles from
Carney. There , were four robbers , masked ,
mounted and armed , They llrat rode to the
olllce of Agent Thomas peraumably to de
mand the money to be paid cs annuity to
Sac and Fox Indians next week. Agent
Thomas has Jtfi.OUO la greenbacks ready to
pay the Indians. Thomas was not In his
otllce. The lubbers then went to the- store
of Mrs. F.anny WhUtler , covered the In
mates and took $181 ! and valuable papers
frcm the safe. They then held up J. W.
Mofllt's place nnd got $50 and a gold watch.
Chief Keokuk'a place was robbed of fSO and
$3,000 worth of notes.
The boldness of the robbers frightened the
traders and people so badly , they were unable -
able to resist. After robbing Ki-oknk's
place , the bandits rushed through the
grounds of the government Indian Bchool.
flrltig their guns. Two of the robbers were
recognized as having been In the Carney
rii.xfiio n.Mii\J OK A HUM. I-ICIIT.
MllililiMlivl Aiilnuil . .TinUvfii
Our < > r UN ToniHMilorN.
NOOALES. Ariz. . Oct. 27. A bull fight
with fatal results occurred at Nogales.
Sonora , Sunday , and for a short time caused
a panic in the audience. One of the hulls
becoming more enraged than usual at these
rather tame fights , rushed about the arena
goring everything within Its reach. A horse
was dlsembouclcd. A picador. Jcso Angulo ,
In an attempt to place a thorn In the oldo
of the wild animal , was caught on ono ot
Its long hernshlch pierced him Ilko a
aword. Hu wan tossed and fell to the
ground , bleeding and mangled , where the
beast held him between his horn.s and hit
and pawed him. Ho was frightfully Injured
and died n tow mlnutcH later. There was Intense -
tense excitement In the. audience , and at
one tlmo It was on theorgo of a panic ,
but was quieted by the killing of the bull.
MUST TAV TUB WIDOW A KOHTUXH.
lTe IiiMiimni't * Ci > niiiiiiy | Mnli-lcd liy
Orilor of ( InCourt. .
SAN FUANCISCO , Oct. 27. Owing to n
court clerk's error the Mutual Life In
surance company of New York must pay
Mrs. Nellie 1'hliincy a judgment ot ? 'JS,000.
with Interest and costs , making over $100-
000. Such was the decision rendered by the
United States circuit court of appeals In
The company refused to pay the life policy
of Guy C. I'hlnney for $ CS 000 , and suit was
brought by the widow and judgment given ,
but the case was appealed. H. M. Hopkins ,
clerk of the court at Washington , tailed to
properly Indorse the writ of error filed
with him , therefore there Is no olllclal
record showing that the writ was actually
filed. The time allowed within which
another appeal might bu filfJ hxs expired ,
so the decision Is llnal.
Arrcxtcil mill Thi-li llrlcnxeil.
HOSTON , Oct. 27. The e-xecutlve warrant
on which Edward K. AVatson , a oHston com
mission merchant was arrested hero as a
fugitive from justice , at the recwest of
Kansas City authorities , has been- revoked
by Governor Wolcott , and the sureties on
Wilson's ball recognizance were discharged
by Judge Allen In the supeilor court today.
THIS 1CHXTIICICY 1XKAMV.
Louisville Post , ( dem. ) : Every'truo Ken-
tucklan , be ho populist , republican , Oliver
or gold democrat , resents the Insult to
Kentucky's most distinguishes ! citizen , nnd
notices with shame the failure to punish
the few scoundrels engaged therein.
Philadelphia Press ( rep. ) : The instilta
to which Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle
was subjected while trying to make n speech
in Covlngton. Ky. , on Wednesday are a
disgrace not ( inly to that town nnd to the
state , but to the whole nation as well. U
Is humiliating to the country when an of
ficial occupying a leading place In the na
tional cabinet cannot address his fellow
citizens at his own homo without an at
tempt being made to hoot him down and
Intimidate him by throwing missiles.
Indianapolis News ( ind. ) : Kcntucklans are
on their mettle. Their greatest atatesman
since Clay was grossly Insulted when he- ap
peared to address his fellow citizens In his
native city by members of the party to which
ho has always belonged , because lie puts
principle above regularity ; patriotism above
party. Wo greatly mistake or the Coving-
ton episode will glvu added pelt t and
potency to Carlisle's argument and attitude.
The attempt to curb the freedom of ipccch
always reacts upon the party or candidate
In whoso favor the lawlrasnet-.i Is attempted.
Globe-Democrat , ( rep. ) : 1'opocracy Is
painting Ittclf In Its true colors In these
closing days of Its existence. The. as
sault on Secretary Carllslo In CovliiKton ,
Ky. , on Friday last , the attack by Htoncs.
eggs , nnd other missiles on a train carrying
republican speakers In Ohio on Saturday
afternoon , and tbo burning of the Hags and
banner ot the "Frisco Railroad Employes'
Sound Money rlub , " largely composed of
democrats , at Springfield. Mo. , on Saturday
night , gives , by a few bold strokes of Its
own hand , a more atrlklng plcturo of the
banded Infamlea which men call Hryunlsm
than Its enemies could over draw.
Uuffalo Express ( rep. ) : Tlie ogglng of
Secretary Carlisle by popocrat hoodlunia at
Covlngton , Ky. . was a Mhameful act. Tim
country has a right to expect that the lead
ers and organs of the party will promptly
cxprcMi condemnation of such deeds and thus
exurt their Influence to prevent any ie-
petitions of them. So far , however , wu have
failed to notice the first popocrat expression
of disapproval. On the contrary the course
of the Hryanlto leaders and organ.i as the
campaign draws near a clone , Ii calculated
to Incite euch outbreaks , or oven disturb
ances of a more serious character. Argu
ment haa been dropped altogether. > 'o prc-
tense Is made of appealing to any man's
Baltimore Sun , ( dom. ) : Mr. CarllfJo ,
Generals I'almor and Uuckner. Governor
O'Kerrall , Mr. Wilson and othcrn who have
been made the objects of theno atUckH by
the followers ot Altgold and Tlllman can
afford to pass them by with Indifference , or
to regard them with sorrow rather than
with anger. Thay aru an honor to their
statcH and country , and howling mobs cannot
diminish their tltlo to consideration and
respect. Hut the people of the United
States cannot afford to Ignore such Incidents
or to vlow them ttlmply as ordinary campaign
ebullitions. They Indicate a spirit of dis
order and Intolerance that la not only hos
tile to free institutions , but la at war with
'ho ' fundamental principle * of All Uw n t
Springfield ( .MAM. ) llepubllcnn find ) Sec
retary Carlisle's experience nt his old Kentucky -
tucky home Miows the extreme blUornos
ot the campaign In that stale. It was
Krews outrage on his dignity nnd n shnmo tt
the people. The tree silver lenders. rculUlng
the damaging effect of such tactics upon
the r own cause , have endeavored to reittraln
their followers and great efforts will doubt
less be made not to have the secretary nnAIn
. . . . : .
Chicago Krronl : "I tell you , thrso llttlo
vocation trips do n fellow nn Itnmcnsa
amount of good. "
"So they do ; I feel braced up enough to
blurt every creditor I hnvo. "
Hoxlmry Gazelle : Dablln-Tho members
tell mo thai Kiulwny U one. of the bi st
members of llm Itockrlb Athletic ussoiU-
jyiiljlln--Wliy. he's no uthletol
Untilln TlmfH true ; but then ho pays
his Ones regularly.
Town Topics : Will-So our frleml Smith-
sou has gone Into Wall street us a stoelt
Sam Ye * , nnd he'll soon make hlmstlf
a laughing stock broker.
Philadelphia North Amerli-H ) "Wlmn
you vo KOI a minute to spare " s.ild tbo
Insurance nRent. "I'd Ilko to talk to you "
All right. " replied Hie busy man "Como
In lu about a yenr. "
Chicago Tribune : "ran I nbow you
something lu neckties , mu'nm" " nskeil the
The new woman , who had boon llnjierltiK
nenr tbo showcase , slowly shook hv.r
"No. " she nald. "I think 111 \ \ .It till
the next time. I Iwayx lei my husband
sclent my nockths for me. "
Harper's IJuznr : Smithir \ \ I had
studied boxing \vhen Ias n boy You see.
I nei-d It so much In my profession
.IOIIOM ( Mill-prised ) Wlmt ! us a lawyer ?
Smith No. As n father.
Washington Star : "Old you know , " said
the man who was reading nn article about
the contraction of metals , "that a clorlc
tlrks faster In winter than In summer ? "
"No , I never noticed that about i\ clock ,
nut I know a RHH meter does. "
Chicago Test : " 1'iido gocth before n
fall , " she quoted.
"Is that xo ? " ho returned.
"So tbo poet says. "
"Well , all 1 have to sny Is Mint 1'rldo hn
to hump lilniKolf If bu noes In-fore souio of
tbo bicycle headers 1'vo Keen suorchora
New York Press ; "What shall I order
for dinner today , lovu ? " nuked Eve. ns
she absently plucked u green npplc ,
"Oh. any old thing. " retorted Adam wear
ily. "ns long a It Isn't n spaiu-rlb. I'm
sick of "
He savagely awaited a rock at a garter
Puck : Mr. ten tell-Why Is It you con
tinue to employ brass bands at your meetIngs -
Campaign nrcnnlzcr-Wcll. wo hnvo thn
baud play a scli-ellon tbo very llrst thing.
and after that the nudlonrolll lisliii
to any orator so long ns he keeps the bam )
so\ < : inTIIIJ TIMP.S.
N Written for The lire
O. Ilryan'H very nnxlous-
II i * travels near and f.ir-
Ho seek * the olllro earnestly
From I ho pin I form of a car.
IIP nooks for crowds to llmcii
While ho talks the Silver Cr.ize
UastM.st , north , Houtli lie travels ,
\ \ \\atoh him with amaze.
O , Hryau , hnvo you board , sir ,
About the rolling Htonn ?
And would It not tin wl < > , sir ,
To tukc the pioverb home ?
Wo think him voiy gritty ,
Ho's dolnir all hit etui ,
Thinks man should seek the olllce ,
Not the ollleo seek tun man.
He's looking for the Whlto House ,
Hut It's always out of sight ;
Ills cpoes are silver dollars ,
And he oon't sco through them , quite.
McKlnlcy's not so restless.
MOM K'ck him at bin home ;
Thoy1 crowd to do him honor ,
He does not have to roam
On the 3rd of next November
The people nil \\lll comaTe
To vote for honest money ,
And the man who stayed at homo.
MoKlnloy. you are wise , sir.
To stay at humn whllo you 0111 ;
You'll be away four years , sir ,
When the ollleo gets the man.
Kearney , Neb.
AUK ACTIV1-3 AND IN CHEAT DK-
MANIX SO , TOO , AUK Ol'Il WIIITH
SIIIIITS , WHICH WK GUAUANTKM
TO KIT TO YOUll INDIVIDUAL , .
MKAKIJKK AND TO HK JUST HI01IT
IN TIIK MCNCJTII OK THIO SU5I3VES ,
A DKTAIL THAT IS NOT ALWAYS '
NKCICWKAK OK TIIK MOST HKAU-
TIKIJL COLORS AND DESIGNS ,
SUCH AS FASHION DICTATES KOH
THIS SEASON , IS HEUK IN ItAltH
AND TASTKKUL PUOKUSION.
L'NDKRWKAR THAT KITS AND IS
COMK.OKTAHLK IS NOT ALWAYS
EASY TO GliT. WE HAVE IT IN
A VARIETY OK WEIGHTS AND
WEAVES AND IN ALL THE SIZES
THAT MEN OK VARIOUS HIJILDS
MAY DESIRE. HUT THERE ARM
MORE THINGS IN OUR KURNISII-
INGS DEPARTMENT THAN WE CAN
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