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THIS KIOIITINO T1IIHU U. S. IN-
ENOUMOUS' WASTR OF NATURAL ,
Til"SOIJTII AXU FRRB SinVKn.
IUJUVAHD KIPLING'S LATEST
IN WOMAN'S DOMAIN.
TMR COMINO OKMKHATION.
IN TIIK WOl'.I.n OK Sl'OHTS.
THE OMAIL\SUNDAY BEB.
I5UT IT ! UKAD IT !
Wo liavo u stnto anti-trust law and j'ct
lliero nro sovonil trusts operating In
Ouialia without lot or hindrance.
TJio si root ear postal service slionld
not'be allowed to oseapc Onialia tliroiiKh
the apatliy of the street ear company.
Texas Is the latest applicant for a
cabinet position tmdoi' the now ad-
inlnstratlon. And yet there are forty-
four other states tn the union.
Gouoral Weyler has cut off tolosraphle
( 'oniinunleatloii between Unvaua and
the United Slates. Ho must be K < 'I jr to
enmh the litsiii'Kciils ii.miln without anybody
body- hearing of It.
Itryan Is now KunniiiK after rabbits.
Probably he Is after the rabbit that
would KVO ! him a luckier paw than
tins one ho carried In his vest pocket
during the campaign.
With no more money In the treasury
We shall have to cpilt sweeping streets
for the season. Issuing warrants on
taxes of ( he future Is a questionable
policy , to say the least.
Up to date no explanation has been
made why hard coal should sell for a
higher price at Omaha than at Hlalr ,
when the rate for transporting It from
Chicago Is the same to both.
Hy the tlnio Omaha gets Its union depot -
pot and hns built a Urst-class hotel and
other Incldcjj Inls of the exposition , we
expect the county to enter upon the
erection of a new court house.
The date for the Nebraska State fair
of 1S)7 ! ) has boon set for September L'O.
The date for the Transml.sslsslppl and
International Exposition has been sot
between June 1 and November I , IS'JS.
, T. Kllen Foster , husband of the
colonel of that name , Is a candidate for
governor of New Mexico. The Jud e
may rule a state , but it Is safe to pre
dict that the colonel will govern the
When t'nele Sam buys 100,000 now
rltlos , people whould not Jump at the
conclusion that he Is K I"K lo war with
Spain or anybody else. At the same
time the chances are that those Kims
Will be found loaded and In willing
hands If hostilities ever commence.
I'nless Chicago makes haste to annex
Indianapolis , Milwaukee. St. 1'aul and
Minneapolis between now and the llrst
day of January , Its glory of dlstanchiK
New York In the November race for
votes will be of brief duration. The
Greater New York will celebrate Now
Year's day an n city of over L',000,000. ,
Popocratlc reform In our state In-
stltutloiiH Is , wo learn , to bi ln with
the appointment of the Kupurlntemlentof
the reform school at Kearney. The
man slated for that position Is said to
be the son-in-law of one of the Incom
ing stale olllcers , who are charged with
tln > management of state reformatories.
Henry Wattorson Is shedding croco-
dlle tears over the recent landslide
from liryau , and the awful fate of Ken-
lucky In being counted among tinre -
tmhllcan states. Watterson will proba
bly be able to console himself with the
wplrltnal Inspiration which a genuine
American toddy , served np by a French
waiter , affords to the tii'lf-cxllcd sou of
the. state of Uourboo.
771 H mrrr OP wj.wot'/MTS.
It Is a Rrallfylns fact that democrats
who gave their support to the honest
money cause are disposed to put no
obMlaclo or embarrassment In the
way of the next administration
carrying out Us policies. Undoubt
edly there nro some among them
who will not , be persuaded to make
any sarrlllce o'f their opinions when the
iiucsllon of tariff revision Is reached
and will combat ns vigorously as they
have ever done all changes Increasing
protection , but the present Indications
are that the majority of sound money
democrats will be found willing to let
the republican congress and administra
tion fnUIll the party's pledge to the
country that It will provide adequate
revenue for the government and give
reasonable protection to those Ameri
can Industries which require It.
Thin feeling appears to bo general
among eastern democrats. It was voiced
In the speech ofV. . Hourke Coekran at
the banquet of the New York Chamber
of Commerce , who said : "I believe
that the proper course for every one to
pursue In this campaign which Is still
before * Is to strengthen the hand of
the president elected In any policy. We
are confronted with the necessity of
raising revenue at the very threshhold
of this administration. Shall we show
to the world the spectacle of a govern
ment compelled to borrow money for
Its dally expenses while It rules and
administers the business of the richest
and most powerful people In the world ?
Here Is the theater where democrats
can show patriotism. Here Is the op
portunity which democrats alone enjoy
and which Is denied to our republican
brethren. The sound money democrat
in the senate , In my judgment , owes Ute
to his country , to his conscience , he owes
It to his ( Sod , that the president of the
United States shall have the means to
raise revenue , according to the policy
which he marks out. Let him be given
these powers without any conditions
whatever , except the responsibility
which he owes to the people , who will
judge his administration at the
close by the fruits which it
will have borne. " It Is too
much to expect that nonnd money
democrats generally will fool as pro
foundly earnest In this matter as Mr.
Cochran. but it will be quite enough If
they realize the obvious duty which he
points out and act accordingly.
If the sound money democrats In con
gress shall bo sincerely disposed to aid
tlio republican administration in the
great task it has before it , they will bo
able , there Is reason to believe , to se
cure concessions that will reconcile them
to the support of republican policy.
Thcro Is no sign of a purpose to make
that nollev extreme. Senator Sher
man has said that the republican party
desires only reasonable protection.
Senator Aldrich , an equally good au
thority , says1 that no amendments to
our tariff laws should be made unless
necessary to cure defects or to provide
the requisite revenue ; that "the task of
amendment should be entered upon in a
spirit of true conservatism and with a
determination to make the needed
changes as soon as possible and in a
manner which will create the least dis
turbance to business Interests. " Major
McKInley has at no time Indicated that
ho desire's or will recommend a radical
change In the tariff. A tariff that will
supply sullleli'iit revenue and at the
same time give proper protection to
American industries and labor the re
publican party Is fully committed to.
This is attainable without going to any
extreme and the expressions of those
leaders who have spoken on the subject
show that there Is no disposition to go
beyond the moderate demands of the
In helping to win the victory for
sound money democrats attested their
patriotism. They can demonstrate
still further their devotion to the wel
fare of the country by giving the ndw
administration such support as will en
able it to fairly test Its policies.
xrn.r , riMxiiixn 20 TIIHIK nirusiuxs.
A drop of half a cent u pound In the
price of cotton since November I ! Is
claimed to have been brought about by
Mark Hanna and Wall street manipu
lators , who , it Is said , boomed the staple
before election'to help out McKInley In
the cotton states. That theory is on a
par with all the other delusions that
have boon fabricated by the unlimited
1C. to 1 coinage fakirs. It Is Just as
rational as would bo the claim that
Mark Hanna nnd goldbng conspirators ,
in order to re-elect MeKlnley in thn ,
year 11)00 ) , are keeping np the rise In
wheat , which has advanced li cents a
bushel .since the llrst day of August.
It Is not an unheard of thing for cotton
to drop , Just the same as pork , tobacco
'or ' sugar may drop by reason of an oversupply -
supply of the market or u reduced de
mand. And yet some reputable busi
ness men are so Infatuated with the
.stupid theories of political charlatans as
to actually ascribe the recent fall in
cotton to a political conspiracy.
Colonel James II. Allen , a'St. Louln
commission merchant , who belongs to
this class of Incurable visionaries , is
quoted by the .
St. Louis Republic as
saying concerning the fall In the price
"It is merely the natural result of the
election of Major McKlnley , " said
Colonel Allen. "Tho gamblers and
speculators are In the saddle now. AB
long ns New York future dealers are
allowed by law to manipulate the
market , this sort of thing Is bound to
happen. Whether McKInley Is In line
with them or not , ho gets the credit of
It. The men who are responsible for
the fall In prices arc the men who elected
him. They are not dealers In cotton.
They never saw a bale nnd never want
to. They are simply taking advantage
of the opportunity and are accomplish
ing their ends by raising the false cry
of excessive receipts. There Is ab
solutely nothing In the condition of the
market to Justify this drop. It Is noth
ing but the trickery of the goldbugs of
Wall street. "
A more rational explanation of the
cause of the decline In thu price of
'cotton slnco the election Is given by
.KUwurd McComiuck , u leading cotton
broker of St. Louis , who Is quoted an
"Tho fall Is the natural consequence
of the throwing on the market of a very
largo amount of cotton that was being
hold until after the election. Farmers
and holders of both political creeds kept
back the cotton. Some were convinced
that If MoKlnloy was elected business
of every kind would boom , others that
Mr. Ilryan's election would create a
tremendous demand for gold and there
fore for cotton , which Is as good as
gold. The market Is temporarily
glutted , but things will adjust them
selves In duo time. "
How any Intelligent , thoughtful per
son conversant with the laws that gov
ern commerce could bo so blinded by
partisanship as to ascribe the tips and
downs In the market price of farm
products to political Intrigue or llnan-
clal conspiracies passes our comprehen
sion. A half a cent per pound rise In
cotton would be equal to an advance
of twenty million dollars on this year's
American crop , not to speak of the
product of foreign countries. Is It
rational to assume that the Wall street
speculators could force the cotton buy
ers of the world who are chlelly located
In Kngland , Franco , Germany and
Austro-IIungary to throw away millions
In order to carry an American elee-
! COS271 *
The taxpayers of Colorado will have
to meet an expense of ! ? : i,000 a day
created by the employment of the mili
tia of the state In support of the effort
of the silver mine owners of Leadvllle
to destroy the miners' union at that
placo. The conllict has been going on
for weeks and a largo sum bus been
expended by the state in maintaining a
force to guard Imported labor with
which to break down the local labor or
ganization , because it sustained a strike
of the miners against lowering their
wages. The Denver News urges that
the time has come when a stop should
bo put to this condition of affairs and
the parties to the conflict be called upon
t'o Kettle It by arbitration. The News
thinks the miners will be found willIng -
Ing to do this , but It appears to doubt
whether the mine owners would. It
urges that aside from money considera
tions and sentiments of Justice , the
peace and good name of the state are
We are not sulllclently familiar with
the merits of the controversy to ex
press an opinion as to the right and
wrong of it , but the inference from
what the News snys is that the mine
owners are not In the right. .Still we
have no doubt that they will continue
to have the support of the state In their
hattle against ( organized labor until
their object Is attained , for doubtless
the entire silver-mining interest is
deeply concerned In having the unions
destroyed. And these are the people
who a little while ago were appealing
to labor to support their scheme for
doubling the value of their product
There is evidently a strong popular
desire In Canada for reciprocity with
the United States. We'have hereto
fore noted the statement of members
of the present liberal government , that
an effort would be made to negotiate
an arrangement very soon after the new
administration come Into power , and
subsequent circumstances Indicate that
the reciprocity idea Is gaining ground
In the Dominion. The effort of a To
ronto pajKsr to obtain the views of Pres
ident-elect McKInley on the subject re
united only In eliciting the statement
that reciprocity will be one of the
things to bo considered by the next con
gress , which Is sJgnillcant as an assur
ance that this policy will not be neg
lected by the republican administration.
Major McKlnle.v Is plainly fully alive to
the fact that the country expects a
restoration of reciprocity and It Is en
tirely safe to say that he will be found
in full accord with the popular senti
Hut while the republican party will
endeavor to extend this policy as widely
as possible , presumably on the lines
laid down in the tariff act of 1SSM ) , the
chances of Canada securing an arrange
ment with the United States cannot be
regarded as very promising , for the
reason that that country Is not likely
to bo able to accede to our conditions.
It Is utterly Idle and absurd to talk
about a reciprocity treaty that shall
embrace only the natural products of
the two countries. There would be no
mutual advantages In such an arrange
ment and having had one unsatisfac
tory experience of the kind we shall
not try another. The great difficulty
In the way of reciprocity with Canada
Is In the tariff discrimination In favor
of lirltlsh manufactures , which It Is
probably impossible to overcome. While
this remains thu case efforts to nego
tiate a reciprocity agreement between
this country and Canada are very cer
tain to fall. Hut the next administra
tion will not decline to hear whatever
the Canadians have to propose.
When the vacancy caused by the
death of the late Judge Dundy Is
filled we shall see whether Crover !
Cleveland has any Influence with his
own administration. Secretary Merion
Is said to favor one candidate , Secretary
Lament another and Secretary Carlisle
still another. Wo have not yet heard
whom the other live members of the
cabinet are backing , but It Is to be
presumed each has a candidate of his
own. Meantime the president Is said
to have a personal preference for a
man who has not been backed by any
cabinet ollicer HO far as wo know. The
chances now are that the successor of
the late Judge Dundy will bo a com
posite whose name has not yet been
Military honor Iw the subject of the
story In the German Reichstag. The
debate over the army code of honor so
far Indicates a most Intense feeling
against mllltlarlsm among the people
The circuit clerkship hns been
awarded to u St. Paul mini , Tlila will
naturally bo a disappointment to local
aspirants , but St. Paul's gain will event
ually bo her loss , while Omaha will
annex one of St. Paul's most respected
and valuable citizens.
It was easy enough for three Judges
to agree on a.uuw United States circuit
clerk. It willtoy ! an entirely different
matter for olftlMjcablnot.ministers and
one president to agree on the now
United States district Judge. And It
will bo more dllllcult still for the lucky
man to run the gauntlet of the United
The organization of the Visiting
Nurses' association of Omaha , under
the Immediate direction of Miss Anna
Mlllard , opens the way for a noble and
much-needed work of charity and pro
vides a wide Held of usefulness for
young women who desire active em
ployment In the relief of the sick and
The Georgia legislature has spent the
llrst month of Its exciting session in
wrestling with a $11 to prohibit the
hunting of 'possums4 between the 1st of
March and the .1st of October. Can It
bo possible that the Georgia legislature
Is preparing a 'possum preserve for the
great Nebraska rabbit hunter ?
llnnlNlicil I In pc.
What liopo can Ilryon possibly entertain
now that Edison hns promised that the blind
shall sco ? _
March of Civilization.
Civilizing and ClirUttnnizliiK Influences
have done a great deal for tlio Indiana.
Some of tbom arp now suing tor divorces.
Tlu > Ainliiinlieil Incmy.
The reported defeat of General Weyler m
Cuba proves to have been false. His advance -
vance guard happened to strlku a genulnu
Havana cigar and a panic ensued.
Yniillof. . < lii lloiiN.
Senor JJiipuy do Lomo Is reported to have
said that war between this country and
Spain was possible and to have added : "It
would be a terrible one. One can foresee
its beginning , but not Its end. " Spain will
never nnd Its level until It runs against a
real nation with a gun and a touchy temper.
A Ilnriinrlc on Ilnriini'le.s.
Sioux City Tribune Mem. )
Senator Jones In saying : "Hy the going
of thu sound money democrats wo got rid of
the barnacles. " made a mistake as to who
are the barnacles. If ho had eald , "In
their going they give us barnacles room , "
the contempoiary press would have given the
sago of the Ozarks credit for an amount , of
wisdom that has dodged the Jones family
Moili > rati I'rotoi'tlon.
St. I'aul 1'Ioneer Press ( rep. )
Moderate protection Is often better for
an infant industry 'than protection more
thickly laid on. Under the former , the
production of tin plato In. thu United States
the last fiscal year 'amounted to 30T2SC2I
pounds , against ' 193,801,073 pounds the pre
vious year , an Increase of GS per cent.
This Industry pecdeJ government nurture
only two years to become , fully established
In our midst.
ii'ft 'ICxixirt Trade.
New York World.
The Increase tlio export trade of the
country is Indicated' ' by the figures of the
port of New York- which gives $11,091,4GO
as the amount of. last week's export , against
? 7,87CS)0 ! ) for the corresponding week of
last year. It must , bo berne in mind nlso
that the country' la' really only just be
ginning this period of Increase , and that It
is almost certain continue until all of this
year's crops have been disposed of.
\Vliy Oinnlin IH Iliii | > V.
The Omalias are a. happy people. They
have put. their hands in their pockets and
pledged money to the amount of $ : 'GO,000
for.tliolr Transmlsslfislppi and International
exposition. Now that they have done this
they are entitled to the $200,000 appropria
tion which con grots promised them provided
they would secure- the amount named. The
total of subscriptions secured la represented
as $305,000. but this will naturally bo Healed
down. It Is easier to promise a subscrip
tion than it Is to pay the cash.
Period of Triiiiiiilllltyeeiled. .
There can be no dcubt that the present
heart's deslro of the great majority , If not
of nine-tenths , of the American people is
for a period of rest and tranquillity from
all disturbances at homo and abroad calcu
lated , to Interfere with the steady revival
and orderly progress of Industry and busi
ness. What most men dcolro Is a respite
and a breathing spell from all fictitious and
artificial agitation. Wo believe that all
unnecessary and undue agitation in congress
and out of It , even In regard to schemes
of domestic legislation , such as would re
sult In any sudden or violent 'changes of
the tariff , is something to bo deprecated ,
though not moro so , perhaps ; than any
hasty or ill-considered action In regard to
foreign affairs which might have the ef
fect of Involving the country In war.
IIUYA.VS SHAM 111.11 iri'A 1,1,1S3I.
The I'iirMiMCM mill 1'olley of tliu. Ite-
Among the assertions made moro than
100 time * on tbo stump and reiterated sev
eral times in Chicago by Uryan was ono ho
thus stated :
"Tho republican party , for the first time
In thu history of this nation , boa surrendered
tlio right to legislate on the money question
over to foreign nations , Irccauso the re-
publl.tn party says tn its platform that
until the leading commercial nations of
Europe join with us in the restoration of
bimetallism wo must have the gold
standard , "
Tlio republican party , being endowed with
common sense , docs not propose to legislate
on international monetary questions for
other nations with the Idea that the legls-
Intlon will bo heeded by them. Without
llio aid or consent of other nations the
United States could not have established an
International money order system nor an
IntnrnnMnnnl nrvitn ! vlfim nnr n niarlnn
The republicans rarty proposes to sur
render no right legislation on any ques
tion , but it asserts that there are qucstlona
concerning wlilcheo'nly conjoint legislation
will bo of any value. For the party holds
that the United-'States cannot impaio its
decrees , eapeclally jvhon they are Irrational ,
on thu rest of the world without their con
'Ilryan ' alleges It can. Ho asserts that if
the American congrjsa declares that six
teen ounces of sltvcr 'nro as valuable a an
ounce of gold and proceeds to cola silver
dollars on that false assumption all man
kind from "Greofilaud'a Icy mountains to
India's coral strand" will bo farced to fall
Into line and admit that an ounce of gold
is wo.-th otly Blxjeen/ounccH of silver when
the merchants aJl over the world demand
thirty-two ouncesof ullvor for ono of
gold. * / ,
Nor Is the republican party so Insane as
to propose to other nations an International
agreement relative to silver based on the
ridiculous assumption that sixteen ounces
of that metal will buy ono of gold when
thirty-two ounces are required In commerce
merce- . Such an International agreement
would bo as valueless as ouo to regulate' the
The republican platform does not men
tion " 1C to 1. " It' up eel lieu no ratio for
foreign 'nations to adopt. U hopes , how
ever , that after consultation and delibera
tion they will ogreo on ono .which approxi
mates so closely to the commercial ratio as
to effect bimetallism.
Until that has been aocurod the repub
lican party proposes that the United States
shall hold fast to the bimetallic system It
lm . Illmotalllsm mcana the concurrent
circulation of bath metals. That condition
of things obtains la this country tiow. Over
$500,000,000 of ullvcr on limited coinage clr
dilates along with $500,000,000 of gold ,
The United Statro could make silver A
legal tenilci nt Ha commercial A-.iluo nnd
then there would bo n concurrent circula
tion of both. That would bo n return to the
system which prevailed before European
nations tried to tta the two metals together
with n ratio fixed by law. Hut the Uryntiltos
will not consent to this simple method of
national bimetallism ,
The republican party , however , will not
ngrco to the proposition that congress legis
late for free coinage at the false nnd absurd
ratio of 1C to 1 , for that would not "restore
bimetallism , " but would destroy the exl t-
IIIK bimetallism nnd establish silver mono-
metalllmn of dollars worth but fiO cents.
IJecauso 'McKlnley was opposed tc Mich
destructive , antl-blmotnlllc legislation , whllo
Uryan favors It , the latter asserts that "ho
Is the only candidate- who believes the
American people nro nblo to attend to their
own business. "
The sound money men believe that the
American people are. attending closely to
their own business when they refrain from
meddling In that of other nations , nnd when
they refuse to glvo their consent to meas
ures which would bo Impotent abroad nnd
disastrous nt home.
Ilryan not only misstates willfully the
position of his opponents , but ho deceptively
prevaricates concerning his own. Ho us-
sorts that "the money standard which was
Kood enough for Washington. Madison , Jef
ferson , .Jackson nnd Lincoln , will be- good
enough for the American pcoplo , and that
tlioy favored half-vniuo silver dollars. " This
is nn Insinuation that his proposed CO-ccnt
dollar stjndaid Is tlio ono that was "good
enough" for these men. What could be
moro falao ami dishonest In statement ?
What Ilryan asks for Is a system where
the silver dollar shall have half the bullion
value- and halt the purchasing power of the
gold dollar and yet sha.ll have the same
debt-paying power. That Is wheretlio ras
cality of ( his position exhibits Itself. Ho
has the Impudence to call that "bimetal
Washington , Hamilton , and Jefferson do-
vlsed and enacted a bimetallic system of
hard money in which they expected tha
dollars of each metal would be equivalents
In value In buying things In the nmrket and
paying for labor. They never dreamed of
founding a bimetallic system In which thu
Intrinsic value of the yellow metal should
exceed that of the whlto metal by one-half
orlco versa. If the value of the metal put
in the silver coin were loss than that In the
gold dollar , thcflo "founders of the repub
lic" would not hnvo called It n bimetallic era
a double standard system. They would
not have expected that both metals would
circulate if ono possessed twice the pur
chasing power of the other. They would
have seen nnd admitted that only the
cheaper dollar would circulate aa money.
Lincoln was neither a fool nor a knave.
Ho approved of tlio monetary ideas of the
father of tlio republic. He would have re
pudiated with Infinite scorn and anger
those promulgated by Ilryan. It would hnvo
grieved him to nnd nn llllnolsan could teach
suth unsound nnd dishonest doctrines.
A i < \\it-ti\rii\R nirisio\ .
Importance of < lie Irrigation I.aw
Siistnlnril l y lln > Kiiiri | > iui > Court.
Chicago Tlmellcralil. .
In sustaining the Irrigation laws of Cali
fornia the supreme court of the United Suites
hns added another great deeislon to the long
line of such that has made that court the.
guiding star of progiess a * well as the bul
wark of conservatism.
The judgment will rank with Iho famous
decisions of Marshall and Taney , which , in
conformity with modern demands , extended
instead of limiting the new methods nnd In
strumentalities cf progress and the new legis
lation made necessary to the people by un
precedented conditions and circumstances.
The decision establishes the principle that
a state may enforce a system of Uxatlon for
public uses , even where there are many
Individual citizens who "could not or cannot
receive Immediate or personal benefit to
themselves from such taxation. In other
words , that the people of the whole- state
may bo tajced to supply urHllcial Irrigation
to a , part of the- state and thus benefit only
p. part of the people. The advantages that
will accrue to these Immediately affected
will Indirectly accrue to the whole state.
This decision will stimulate similar legis
lation In all the arid and semi-arid region
states und bo the means of ultimately re
claiming millions and millions of acres of
land for the use of man. It is of Immense
Import to western Kansas nnd Nebraska ,
New Mexico , Utah , Arizona and the Dakotas.
Kl\i C0lt\ .
of tinfirint Crroiil Steadily
IncriMisIni ; .
New York World.
A Philadelphia dispatch says that the de
mand for shipping at that port Is so great
that steamers are being chartered two voy
ages ahead nnd even sailing vessels pressed
Into service for the grain nnd provision
trade with countries south of the equator.
Similar conditions arc general at all our
prlclpal ports , nnd they arc specially note
worthy as they are Illustrated In the sta
tistics of our greatest staple corn.
In October last year , with a phenomenal
crop , wo exported but 7,429,000 bushels. In
October this year wo sent abroad 12,850,000
In the first ton months of last year our
corn exports were but 43,110,000 bushels ,
while this year they are 100,990000 a gain
of considerably more than 100 per cent. ,
If this continues for another ten months
wo shall have more surplus cash In the
country than we have had In fifteen years , I
and corn's title to king will be more than
vindicated against cotton , wheat , petroleum.
Iron or any other pretender to Us honors.
Philadelphia Times : Often when It's
given out that some favorable son Is thought
n * aa a member of McKlnley's cabinet the
wish Is very likely the father.
Now York World : Now York h4s futnlshoj
Van Duren , Seward , Klsh and Kvarts anil ir
called on c uld furnish a. fifth who would
do credit to the olllco and to the stato. Ills
Chicago I'oat : It seems strange that Mo-
Klnley should have any trouble selecting
his cabinet. It's no trick at all for most f
fho people in this country. There seem to
bo few indeed who cannot make up oneor
two cabinets before breakfast.
Chicago Times-Herald : Thirty-seven cab ! ,
net olllcers already have Decn appointed
slnco election and still Major McKlnley haa
not tried his hand at It. Enthusiastic cabi
netmakers should understand that the
cabinet Is not built like u bee hlvo or a
dovecot with limitless pigeonholes.
Washington Pest : Thcro Is a good deal of
talk In the clubs about the possibilities of
Colonel John Hny and Senator Henry Cabot
Ledge going Into the cabinet. Ilcth of these
gentlemen are among the social celebrities
of the capital and are rich. Each has built
himself a palatial residence. In the event
of jthc'lr ' becoming cabinet olllccrs their
cntcrUInmenU would doubtless bo on a
scale qulto out of the reach of the usual
cabinet ollicer and only possible with sec
retaries who enjoy largo private fortunes.
IOWA PHKSS COMMIS.Vr.
Sioux City Journal : Governor Holcomb.
of Nebraska promises that the populist' ' i
legislature of Nebraska shall not ho allowed'
to place on the statute books any radical
legislation affecting contracts , financial
agreements , etc. The governor should got
a pen ready to do wonio vetoing ,
Dea Molnes Capital : The city of Dubuque
Is heavily burdened with debt , and the load
has been steadily Increasing under succes
sive administrations. The largo taxpayers
have bccomo Interested in some movement
looking to the payment of the debt , uiid
among other measures preparatory to this It
U proposed that the city shall renounce Its
special charter and bccomo Incorporated un
der Iho general laws of thestate. . This
would clear the municipal atmosphere-
. rnnko posslbln thacroitlon of proper Milking
funds and provision for the payment of th
debt. Hut nil this will be of no ii o t
Dubmiuo unless there Is economy In h
administration of the affairs of the city , Uu
buquo voted for honesty In national affair
end ought to bo In good condition now t
begin n homo reform ,
Uea Molnes Leader : The city council o
Webster City has formally accepted th
bequest of Kendall Young , who , when h
died , bequeathed nil liU largo fortune fo
tlio founding of a public library. Whci
the smaller cities of Iowa thus have publl
benefactors , It Is not beyond the rralma o
hope that some wealthy citizen of Ir ) <
Molnes may yet remember the people o
Sioux City Times : Mrs. IMnllnc Swaltn o
the Oskaloofi.i Hernld has been Invited ti
deliver an address before the National Kdu
cntlonal association , which holih Its nex
meeting nt Oalvcston , Tex , The subject as
signed her Is "Tho Newspaper of the 1'u
ture , " Mrg. Swnlm is ono of the few work
Ing journalists of the stnto who hns boon
ninny years In service , nnd doubtlcs
she will bo nblo to give the editors an In
terestlni : article.
Idle .Mill * Sturdily I < p la VIII-IOIIM
PurtH of tin' Couiilrx.
The Industrial nwakcnlng cnuod by the
triumph of sound money continues spread
ing throughout the country. The list pub
llGhed In The Dee last Monday showed tha
In the ten days following the election o
McKlnley , 277 mills and factories , empln )
Ing ir > S.G2. > persons , had resumed operations
In addition to this number , 1-ISSJO pcrsoiiM
working part time , were given full time
Scores , probably hundreds , of small fac'orle
whloh had Htnrtrd up wcro omitted froli
the lint , HO that the totals given nro btl
; i partial rccotd of Idle hands put to worl
and Idle mills reopened by the popular ver
diet for n 100-cent dollar.
During ( ho present week Iho following
factories have resumed operations :
The Hucll woolen mills. St. Joe , Mo.
Three hundred additional workmen hav
been given employment by the Pullman com
pany. Pullman , 111.
Greenville cotton mills , Norwich , Conn ,
employing between " 00 aivl COO hands.
One hundred additional men have beet
put nt work In the mll'.s of the Hartforc
Carpet company , llartfoi 1 , Conn.
The Mollno wagon works , . Scchler Carrlag
company and Mollno Pump company , nil u
Mollno. III. , have resumed with moderat
Tlio Dubuqun enameling works , Dubuque
la. , resumed with eighty hands.
The Geimania and East Norric mines a
Ironwood , Mich. , have resumed with fill
forces. The Colby and Tlldcn mines ar
booked to start at an early day.
AHhland Steel company's mill , AshlanO
Ky. . started with 150 men.
Idle workmen at Keu.uieo , 111. , to th
number of 3,000 , went to work Monday lithe
the- mills of the Western Tube company.
At Dellanco , O. , 200 men were set to worl
In the Turnbull wagon works. Kour Idl
mills in the name city are preparing to re
The American plato glass works at Alex
nmlrla. Ind. . wcro put In full operation las
Saturday with 400 men at work. The plan
hail been closed two years. The Weathcral
rolling mill , at Frankton , Ind. , ban in
creased Ita force over half. The Union stee
works at Alexandria ntartcd the sheet am
bar mills on Monday.
The 111 tools Watch company plant n
Springfield has opened all departments am
Is runnln ; ; on full time.
The Wilkc.sbarre silk mills , Wllkcsbarrc
I'a. , restored the 15 per cent reduction o
wngcs made last August. Four hundred
hands were benefited.
iAlton AND i.vnusTitr.
Illrmlngham. Ala. , Is shipping pig Iron t
Ulrmlngliam , Eng.
Patrick Maloney Is 07 years old , bu
works regularly every day ns a swltchmai
In the yards of the Eric road In Jcrsc )
Street car mail service went Into opera
tlon In San Francisco a few days ngo
Teamsters who obstruct the tracks arc
subject to n fine of J100.
The Iron iMoldcrs' union of North Amor
lean has Increased Its membership 7,000 since
July , 1S95. This .gratifying exhibit Is cred
Itcd to the adoption of a system of hlghci
dues and the payment of benefits ,
The supreme court of Utah has sustalnc <
the eight-hour law of'that state. H appllcr
lo labor In the mines nlono , but the dicta o :
the court are broad enough to cover an ex
tension of the law to fraetorlea and mills.
A Georgia marble man says that If al
the houses , not only in the United States
but on the American continent , were do
stroycd PO Inexhaustible Is the supply tha
they could every ono. largo and small , bo
rebuilt out of Georgia marble.
J. M. Dwyer , a San Francisco man , hao
Invented and put In practical operation anew
now method of utilizing the power of ocean
waves. His scheme U to anchor at some
distance from the shore n big buoy supportIng -
Ing a strong meat. From the top of the
mast a wlro rope runs to the motor proper
erected on land , and consisting of a simple
arrangement , whereby the Intermittent pul
of tbo swaying mast raises a weight , which
gives continuous motion to a heavy fly
wheel. Mr. Dwyer claims that his con
trivance Is better than any of Its many prcde-
cessora , and thinks that what was long ago
recognized as en Inexhaustible reservoir o
force has been tapped at last.
Mention was made In The Hce last week
of the co-operative experiment started by the
Illinois Central railroad. Further InterestIng -
Ing details are furnished by nn olllclal circu
lar. On the first day of each month the
company will quota to Its employes a price
nt which their applications for shares will
be accepted. As noon as a share baa been
purchased and paid for the certificate Is
transferred on the company's books and the
, owner Is entitled not only to dividends , but
also to a vote in the election of the board
of directors. Any employe making pay
ments on the Installment plan will be enti
tled to Interest on his deposit at the rate of
14 per cent clnrlm : the time ho I. ) paying
[ for his flhare. Payments may bo discon-
tinned at any time and for any reason , the
money to bo returned with accrued Interest
.The plan , it will bo seen , Is extremely favorable -
able to tlio employe.
UXAIII.nTO IIIJAI ) , UXAIII.n TO VOTK.
C'uiiHfle Selipim * for Snirrn rt iteforiii
SiiKK'-HliMl " > ' .Vi'Kro .Statesman.
HAliEiail. N. C. , Nov. 20. Ir. J. U M.
i Curry , cx-mlnlcler to Spain and trustee of
I the Poaboly : nn I Slater funds , made an ad
. dress before tlio colored students of Shaw
university here , in which he ued this rather
J ! ' startling language : "I don't bellovo much
; ' in the Idea of having the United States Hag
.over our schools. I'd like to know what the
i United States government has done for our
'public ' I nchoola in North Carolina to demand
I I that tha flag should hang over them. It
never gave a cent to North Carolina schools ,
except to the A. and M. colleges , U Is a de
ception and a fraud to put the ( lag there. It
Is the Htato that gives you education. "
Speaking of the negro , ho said : "I never
could understand why the negro population
remains ao compact In the south , Instead of
becoming scattered all over the. union. The
northern men freed the negro , Why la It
the negro doca not go north to bo with his
friends , Instead of staying In the south
among his enemies ? "
As to suffrage , Dr. Curry saldt "I don't
bellovo a man who cannot read his ballot
ought to bo allowed to put It Into a box. "
KIIIIHIIH HUH Calilni' < Mali-rial.
AIlIhKNE , Nov. 20. Ex-Governor Hoard
of Wisconsin was today unanimously en
dorsed for the position of secretary of agri
culture by thu Kansas State Dairy associa
tion In cession here. The association has
prepared a petition to Prcsldcnt-eluct .Mc
Klnley urging Hoard's appointment.
Highest of all in Leavening Strength. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
OTIIIilt J.AXUS THAN OtIIIH.
Italy 1ms lost everything In Africa. Tlio
trc.tly negotiated surrenders ovcrythlnR for
which Italy hn struggled. The barren c -
board nml barren provinces left to Italy on
the Red Sc.i nro of no value. Ibcy have
not paid expenses nnd they cannot. They
wcro tlio threshold of farther conquers.
They were- Intended to embrace the cluvntcd
plateau of Abysslnln. This would hnvo
'given tlio base of n colonial empire In which
Europeans could llvo nnd In which
n warlike and Inclustrloiw lace could ylelil
n revenue , It this could have been con
quered Italy would hnvo had BOO.OOi ) square
miles. As It Is. It holds some -IS.OOO. Thli
hns cdst In all nearly JSO.OOO.OOO slnco 1SS2 ,
nil-expended by a country which. In most
of tlio last fourteen yearn , hns had n deficit.
Hut the mornl effects of Italian defeat nro
moro serious than the pecuniary loss. The
Individual bravery of Italians Is admitted.
In attacking Abyssinia the kingdom f Itnly
attempted the most dllllcntt tnsk offered by
the African continent , ono whoso dinicultlca
were not felt by Lord Nnplcr In taking Mag-
dnln. In organization nnd leadership tlu
Italian army proved deficient , and ll repulse
In Abyssinia has scrloualy weakened lt
European position. The enterprise began ns
a pure plcoo of spoliation. Its failure leaves
a brave people In the Independence they
hnvo maintained for thirty centuries ngilust
What lllsmnrck's motive wna In telling the
story of his own strange treaty-maltliu : Is net
very clear. K has been attributed ( o his
hatred of Von Caprlvl , but that person Is no
longer n factor In German politics. The
most plausible explanation Is that lie realizes
the position In which Germany has been
placed by the blundering policy of Its rulers ,
nml deems that , by the course which he hns
taken he may bring about n return to tlio
policy which , ten years ago. made Germany
supreme In Europe , llow different It Is to
day ! Italy has at last begun to see that
she hns gained no advantage from the Trlplo
Alliance , and her humiliation In Abjsslnla
may lead her to abandon her dreams of con
quest. Already she shows a change of heart
by the negotiation of the Tunisian treaty
with France , n treaty which will largely
help her commercially. Houmanla and Ana-
trIa-Huiigary ate In full accord , and the
friendship between RusM.i nnd France Is n
thorn In the side of Germany. It is not
England , but the Fatherland which stands
alone In Europe , and its future \ one that
.Is full of menace.
Thrro nro said to be many elgns In Parla
of a change of public oenllment with regard
to the treatment of 'the ' Orleans princes.
The Due d'Aumale's refusal to Join the dinner - " "
nor given at the Elysto in honor of tha
czar , or to attend the review nt Chalons
camp , on the ground , ns ho explained to M.
Felix Faure , that he could not appear as a
civilian among generals In full uniform ,
wearing medals which , like his own , had
been won nn the field of battle , hns produced
a strong Impression , nnd the opinion Is ex
pressed that the law of 1SSC ought to bo modi-
fled , if not abolished altogether. The ab
sence of the IJuc d'Aumale from the recent
festivities directed public attention to the
whole subject in a forcible manner. It Is
pointed out that M. Felix Fauro himself
voted against the oxllo laws , while a radical
minister likeM. . Leon Bourgeois bestowed
on Prlnco Henri d'Orleans the ribbon of
the Legion of Honor In the spring. The
queen of Portugal , moreover , on the occasion
of her recent visit to Paris , received an of
ficial greeting on the part of the French
government , and \\au the object of marked
official and social attention. People are be
ginning to question the justice or logic of
such distinctions , nnd the suggestion Is
made that nothing Is moro likely to make the
Due d'Orlenns a danger to the republlo
than the Htiitcucc- banishment which hose
so strongly resents.
Thcro Is reason to fear that the open
ing of China , which was promised to bo
effected by the treaty of Shlmonesekl , will
bo Indefinitely postponed. The Chlno-Japa-
neso commercial treaty , by which the rights
granted in the convention of Shlmonosckl
to establish manufactories In the open ports
wcro to bo settled In detail. Is about to bo
ratified , and the result will bo to Icnvii the >
status of affairs pretty much as U was before -
fore the Oriental war , LI Hung Chang's
Interpretation of the "taxation on manufac
tures" clause of the treaty of Shlmonmekl
has been incorporated In 'tho commercial
treaty , after a long contest between the
Chinese and Japanese plenipotentiaries ; nnd
consequently the Chinese government will
have power to place prohibitive duties on
nil goods manufactured by aliens In China
a power of which , no doubt , full advantage
will bo taken. Foreigners who by reason of
the "most fnvoreU nation" clause had ex
pected to reap the bcnellts of the Shimon-
osekl treaty colncldently with the Japanese ,
) ; - N _ _ 'wvj.titw ;
. 2. § s >
THIS QUESTION OF DRESSING THI3
SMALL HOYS. NO FABRIC HAS I1EEN
FOUND THAT WILL WITHSTAND THE
HEALTHY VIOLENCE OF THE SMALL
HOY. WE COME AS NEAH AS P03SH1LE
TO MAKING CLOTHES 'THAT WILL
WEAK. THEY WILL TEAR , HUT THEY
WON'T HIP. THEY ARE MADE OF THE
UEST OI1TAINAHLE MATERIACS. THEY
ARE PUT TOGETHER STRONGLY AND AS
IONESTLY AS GOOD SILK THREAD AND
GOOD WORKMAN CAN I'UT THEM. THIS
WEEK WE ARE MAKING A SPECIAL OF-
'ERING IN SUITS , OVERCOATS , CAPE
COATS , REEFERS AND ULSTERS AT A
MEDIUM PRICE , 5,00. WE DON'T MEN
TION THE CHEAPER LINES , I1ECAUSE
VE DON'T CONSIDER IT ECONOMY TO
WY A HOY CHEAP CLOTHES. THEY
) ON'T GIVE THE SATISFACTION. OUR
5,00 LINE OF ARTICLES MENTIONED
ARE MADE IN MANY FAIIRICS AND PAT
TERNS ; EVERY ONE IS WARRANTED TO
VEAR AND WEAR WELL , AND WHEN
VE NAME ? 5.00 , WE MEAN THEY ARE
VORTH $5.00 , AND THAT THEY WILL
GIVE YOU THAU AMOUNTi OF GOOD
OVER ALL OTHERS. WE WOULD HE ' B
'ERY MUCH PLEASED TO HAVE YOU
EE THEM , AND ALSO OTHER ARTICLES
OF WEAR THAT ARE NECESSARY F01I
THE IJOVS ,
8.V. . Cor.
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