Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 27, 1896, Page 4, Image 4

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K. noCKWATKIl. Urtltor.
Dully th * ( Without fun-In y ) One Year . >
JXiltj ! ) < unit flumlny , On * Tear . Dl 00
III * > lonth . H W
Thrr .Month ! . tt CO
Sunday lie- . One Yen r . l M
Sattmlny lice , One V nr . JIM
Wwhly Dee , Onu Vonr . . 08
Omilin : The II < HMulMlng. .
Bi-utH OmiOiai Sinner Illk. , Cer. N nn1 2ltll OH.
Council muff * : 11 Nnrth Main Htrcct.
Chli-nito Offlcw : 817 Chnmlx-r of Onmmercp.
New Vitk : II' in J8. ll unit 15. Tribune IJ1JR.
WMliltmloh : 1407 IStreet. . N. W.
All comnuinlcntlonn relating to now * Rliit
toriiil mnttir Mmulil Ic ncl < lni r < l : To the Kdltcr.
All buain nn letter * anil remlHnncei rheuM l >
nOilrewe.l to Th Ileo I'ublliililnc C.impatiy.
Otimhn. Pmrtii. chi-ckn nml ponortlco onlerg to
be rnatl * pnrnlile to the nnlpr of lliu coimmtiy.
Ktnto of N > brarkn , I
iJouglnx County. [
( leurKe It. Tmcliurk , fecretary of The Doe Pnb
Hilling company , IxltiK duly nwnrn , my * tlmt the
nclusl number of full ami complete copies of The
Dally Mornlntf. livi'iilng and humlny Hoe prlntml
lurlnK the month of October , 18M. was an follows -
lows :
1 SO.BO ? IT 2MM
2 ,9M 15 St.SM
' , C72 10 W.92J
4 21.2M 20 10.073
5 30.M1 21 20. ! > W
G 21,060 22 20,051
7 BO.OS1 23 20.WI
S SO.CflT. SI 20,801
9 ,7 3 2i 21.(00 (
10 30.780 20 20.Ntt
11 21,400 27 20.99-
12 20.E9G 21 21,033
11 W.tCO 29 20.MI
II sS.Stl M 21.103
IB 20.ES3 31 21,212
1C M.001
Totnl * f. CID.47I dr-iluctlons for unfold nnd returned
copies 12,901
Tolnl net naloa KC.5C7 !
Not ilally nvorasc 20.511
ouonon ii. TZscHrf K.
Hirnrn lo brforc nit ! nml tub'crlboil In my
presence this 31st ilny of October , IW.
N. I * . I'UII *
( Ponl. ) Notary Public.
Tlic rival elmi'lor inonili-M should
From now on until tlic Isist week of
Folirunry predictions nlmnt MoKlnlcy's
cabinet should 1m taken for what they
nro worth.
The jn'rlodlcal enltlii down of the
railroad free list has IH'KIIII. It never
Htaj's down , however , lint has to be
cut every year in alinut the same way.
must Hippie with the sugar
trust and plucu the American lieet
Btixiir Industry In position to compete
wltli sugar Imported from Cermany
and Austria.
Almndant fall rains and plenty of
early t < now In the mountains are putting
the soil of the western states in line
condition fora repetition of this season's
liountifiil crops.
.1uilge Amlirose denies the. soft Im
peachment that he Is in any way con
nected with the Douglas county legls-
lativt' contests , and The lcc ? cheerfully
nccords him the hencllt of his dis
Tlie miner's strike at Ix-advllle haw
already luirdenud ( lie slate of Colorado
with an Increase of over ? t00,0K ! ( ) In
taxes , hut up to dale the Colorado
papers have not traced the cause to this
crime of 1R7. ! .
In 1S)0 ! ) more than SO.OOO votes were
cast for constitutional prohibition In
Nebraska. In 1S)0 ! ) ( Ho total prohibi
tion vole for presidential electors is less
than . ' 1,000. What has become of the
prohibitionists ?
The horrors of the Cuban insurrection
arc only beginning to be appreciated.
The news that the captain general of
( ho Spanish forces was compelled to
Nlocp two nights on the ground In his
recent campaign is harrowing.
Several district judgeshlps will be at
the disposal of Governor llolcomb on
or before the fourth day of .March next
and the number of applications for the
impending vacancies has already
reached exasperating proportions.
The recommendations of the postmas
ter general anent the rural free delivery
of mall will lie awaited with considerable - ,
able Interest here In Nebraska , where
In one county at least the experiment
is being tried will more or less success.
Ohio farmers are urging the appoint
ment of .lohn II. Hlngham for the posi
tion of secretary of agriculture. Ohio
Is proverbially modest , but why should
Ohio bo so backward In coming forward
to ask for every seat In McKinley's
cabinet ?
Ilryan seems to lie more highly appre
ciated In Colorado than anywhere else.
If he were to take up h ! permanent
residence there he might pose In a
month as Colorado's "favorite son , "
and get to be president of somebody or
It takes a good deal of sublime cheek
for the political jawsmlths who con-
Htltuto the defunct National Grange to
present the name of their president to
MeKInloy as ( lie logical candidate for
the secretaryship of the Department of
Weyler claims to have accomplished
great things against the Insnrgcnta
previous to his retreat on Havana. It
looks to a man up a tree as if the most
he had done was to get back under
cover , out of the present range of
Maceo's guerrillas.
The World-Herald llnds .Secretary
Morton's annual report a most amusing
document. If to be honest , economical
and faithful In the discharge of his
duties Is diverting conduct on the part
.of a government ollldal. It would be
well If that kind of humor were more
prevalent among the American people.
Kx-State Oil Inspector Hlllon , who
.Is charged with pocketing several thou-
nand dollars In fees which ho should
have turned Into the state treasury , Is
at last to be brought to trial In the "
caster count. } ' courts. When a public
olllcer appropriates public funds to his
own use he should bo dealt with more
Bovetvly than an ordinary ombo/.silor
or common thief , anil no technicality
ehotild be allowed to thwurt tUo cuds of
; rmiMrnrn
It Is not probable that anything will
hi done at tlic coming session of con
gress looking to the solution of theInter ,
state cimmerro ppibleiiH which demand
attention , but they are likely to receive
( WHIP consideration preparatory to doll-
nlte action by the succeeding couiiv * > .
One of tlieno problems , involving the
tariff , or at load the ellleleney of the
protective system. Is of great Interest.
The Interstate Commerce coinmlxslou
eslabllshed a rule regarding Import rules
to the effect that the rate for the car
riage of freight , over n proscribed rail
mute , nay from New York to Chicago ,
must not be higher where ( he carriage
was wholly within the I'nlted States
limn whore this route might constitute
part of a longer route. Including ocean
carriage. The supreme court last March
rendered a decision that this rule was
not justified by the language of the
intorstat" commerce act. The court loft
to the commission full discretion In pro
scribing that such rates be reasonable
In cither case , but denied that the. law
gave authority to establish a llxed rule.
\Vldle the commission Is not likely to
permit radical differences In rates , It
will point out in Its annual report that
any difference at all in favor of the
import rate opens the door for defeating
the will of congress In llxlng protective
( hull's. This is obvious. It Is said lo
be already the case that certain classes
of Iron can bi > laid down for a smaller
combined charge for ocean freights * and
tariff duties at the American seaboard
than , the charge for railroad freights
alouo from distant interior points. The
effect of tariff duties at the seaboard
Is thus' negatived while leaving them In
full force , with additional freight
charges , In the Interior. The commis
sion , U Is Mtated , will clearly set forth
this Indirect assault upon protection and
It Is certainly a matter that must re
ceive the careful attention of congress.
Another Important question Is as to
the power of the commission to pre
scribe rates. The only power assumed
by the commission in this respect lias
been , in cases where complaints have
been made of unreasonable charges , to
name the rate considered by the com
mission to Ite reasonable and to require
the railways to conform to It. A recent
supreme court decision has been con
strued as Implying that the commission
has only the negative power to declare
a given rate unreasonable and not posi
tive power to declare what it should
be and It is slated that the railway at
torneys have used this In the lower
courts as a reason for refusing to sus
tain the commission in prescribing rates.
There Is now pending in the supreme
court a case involving the issue and
should the decision be adverse to the
commission congress will be asked to
confer upon It power to prescribe rales
after full hearing of complaints of un
reasonable discrimination.
These questions awaiting solution
show th.iWtllc Interstate commerce act
Is still Imperfect In Important respects.
Its recent operation appears to have
been fairly effective in some directions ,
but Its faults and defects have not all
been removed and they furnish ground
for some opposition to the law.
It appears that the government of
the Argentine Kopublic contemplates a
policy of retaliatory discrimination
against the products of the United
Stales when this country shall impose
a duly In wool , which Is very sure to lie
done by the next congress. Argentina
has been much benelltcd. so far as Its
wool interest , which Is a very important
one. Is co.icerncd , by the free wool
clause of the present tariff. In the
llscal year I.S'.i ; ! , under the old rate.i
of duty , we Imported from Argentina a
total of about M , < K)0,000 ) pounds of wool.
In Hie llscal year Ib'.Xi the importation
of wool from that country amounted
to over .TJ.OOO.OW pounds. Thus under
the operation of the present tariff the
wool trade of Argentina with this
country was considerably more than
doubled and the prospect of Its reduc
tion has led the senate of that country
to declare for the termination of all
treaties containing the "most favored
nation" clause , the avowed purpose
being to prevent the United States
claiming the same duties on our exports
as those Imposed on the exports of
countries that admit wool free of duty.
Inasmuch as our exports to the Argen
tine Kcpuhlic amount to only about
! ? ( iiiK ( ) . ( ) ( ) ( > a year and have not very
materially increased within the last
few years , it is not likely that the
threatened retaliation will exert any
considerable Intlnence upon congress In
connection with the question of pro
tecting American wool growers by a
reasonable tariff duly. Unquestionably
the trade we have with the southern
republic is deslnfble , but It is alto
gether insignificant In Its benellts In
comparison with the benetlts that will
accrue lo our own wool Interests from
a moderate protection against the de
structive foreign competition to which
it has been subjected during the last
two years. As to retaliation. Argen
tina may discover that It Is a uame
two can play at and in such a game the
I'nlted States would very likely hold
the stronger hanil.
At the last session of congress a bill
.passed' ' the house of representative-
repealing the section of the tariff law
which provides that any manufacturer
finding It necessary to use alcohol in
the arts , or in any medicinal or other
like compound , shall be entitled to re
ceive from the treasury of the 1'nited
States a rebate or repayment of the
tax on the alcohol NO used. At the
same time a Jujni committee of the
two houses was antliorixeil to Investi
gate the relation of alcohol to the arts
and manufactures and to report upon
the feasibility of relieving alcohol so
usofl from taxation. Thin committee
met a few days ago and will give hear
ings to all who are Interested in the
The proposed repeal of the free alco
hol section of the tariff law was vigor
ously opposed by the drug Interest and
by many manufacturers who use alco
hol In their business , but Its advocate. *
la the house prevailed on the ymund
j that It wrts necesstxry In the Interest of
lht > national treasury. It was shown
that the claims for the repayment of
the tax since the law went Into effect
amounted to millions of dollars and
according to the estimate of the com
missioner of Internal revenue the claims
under the law will amount lo perhaps
$ HMMMMXX ) a year. It was also shown
that the free alcohol provision affords
an easy way for frauds upon the treas
ury , whleh It would be Impossible to
pieveiil without having an army of In
spectors. Moreover it was urged that
It Is of no public benetlt. The practical
operation of the provision Js that it al
lows anybody calling himself a manu
facturer to gel alcohol , pay the market
price for It , u > e It in what he calls the
arts , or In medicinal or other like com
pounds , sell It at a full price , Including
the tax. and after that has been done go
to the troasury'iiud get $1.10 a gallon
for every gallon of alcohol lie lias used.
Thtm the public gets no benelH from the
free alc-oliol clause and the national
treasury suffers.
The matter Is one of general Interest
mid It Is to be hoped the Joint commit
tee will make Its investigation thor-
Dtigh. Free alcohol for use in the arts
nml maufactnres may be desirable
when the levenue can be spared , but
under present conditions It cannot be
regarded as Judicious policy to continue
a regulation Unit will deprive the gov
ernment of ; ? 1 < > . < HM ) . < ) < )0 ) annually. Hut
the opposition to the proposed repeal
which was developed at the last session
will undoubtedly be renewed at the
coming session and It Is Imposiblo to
say what the effect will be on the
The property owners' charter commit
tee has made public the changes In the
charter which It deems desirable. Some
of its recommendations are excellent
and others will be found impractical.
The proposed compulsory deposit of
city funds In designated depositories
without favoritism or discrimination will
commend Itself to , , n taxpayers , bat
the committee should have goiie further
by recommending that all school funds
In the custody of the city treasurer sh.ill
be treated the same as all other oily
funds so far as relates to their deposit
and an accounting for Interest received
thereon. On this point the law Is sadly
defective. The proposed abolition of
the Hoard of 1'nblic
Works and the on-
Ifirgemeiit of the powers and duties of
the city engineer will meet with popular
approval , but the scheme lo make the
boiler and building Inspectors subor
dinates of the city engineer will network
work .satisfactorily. The engineer de
partment has no more atllnlty with
holler inspection or building Inspection
than II has with the inspection of
weights and mo.isuros or inspection of
liquor dealers' licenses.
The proposition to limit the bonded
debt to S'M'-0 , < X)0 ) or any specilic amount
Is of doubtful expediency , and so is the
limiting of city taxation to
It may become necessary for Omaha to
Increase its bonded-debt for the pur
chase of gas or electric lighting plants ,
water works or other public works at
some future period , and the eharloi
should be framed with a vjew to the
future and not merely to present con
ditions. I In view of the proposed exposi
tion , it fiiay become necessary to exceed
the limit of $1.01)0.000 ) a year for tin-
next two years in expenditures for pub
He Improvements , current , expenses and
interest on the public debt. The prop
osition to require the consent of prop
erty owners every time a permanent
sidewalk Is to be laid and to givn them
the right lo designate the material to
lie used would be a step in the wrong
direction. The city should have abso
lute control of permanent sidewalks.
They should be of durable material and
uniform in width and dimensions. If
the consent of non-resident properly
owners was required before a perma
nent sidewalk could be placed in front
of their lots they never would consent.
The recommendations regarding emi
nent domain and I'latte canal are sound ,
and so are the recommendations with
regard to extension of franchises.
The proposition to abolish the salaries
of the police commissioners simply
moans the abolition of Hie commission
and a return to the old system under
which the doggeries and dives controlled
our council and city government gener
It now transpires tlmt tlio reported
dissolution ! ' the wire nail trust wa ;
premature. The Wire Null Association ,
as tlie trust calls Itself , has no Inten
tion to so to the wall if it knows lUolf.
Ono of Its rhleap ) ollleers deelares that
the eomlilno Is still Intact and that UK-
meeting which will take place on De-
eenilier 1 will show that the various
concerns tint make up the association
are haiiKln together. According to
latest accounts the reports of dissolu
tion come from outsiders. The com
petitors of the trust had recently ! "
come overstocked and in their efforts
to unload they reduced prices. Th ; >
trust has not only met these cut rates
but has for'I'd prices still lower , so as
to orm'h out its rivals. Tills Imint , ' the
tine state of affairs the llxlit. against
Ihe wire nail -trust may only ln > con
sidered lieifuu.
The ThauksKlviiiK sleet storm has
Havetl many foot hall playor.s from hi'lnt ;
maimed. It was a providential hlcsslnx
lu disguise. Thank Cod from whom nil
blessings How.
A cenuiiie prince has heen expelled
from momhorshlp In a Washington club.
And yet the American people are
charged with monarchical leanings.
\Vli.v TinHiCriiiiiiN. .
riiU'itK" Inter Oceun.
Every tlmo a newly opened factory makes
Its morning wliUtlo the "rovclntlotiUu"
turn over In their beds and groan about
"oppression of the worklngmcn , " "ground
under the heels of plulocrato. "
Some Hli'i-lloii TolnlH ,
Ileturns from all the utatop , elthor ollldal
or crtlmntod by t'tnto otllcors , glvo McKlnley
7.050f > 1G. llrynn 0,221.552 , I'almor 13S.fi70.
Thu total vote. Including all parties. Is placnd
at 13,571).033. ) According to tlioao llgurou ,
which should not vary many thouwindn from
the final ollldal table , MoKlnloy's plurality
over Ilryna In 82'J.OOO. This IH the larg t
plurality over clvim u iiroslJontlul candidate.
flrnnt' i 7G.100J In is"3 comen next Llncoln'H
, plurality of tOi.lU.'i In ISM ban the third
place nml Cleveland' * of 3SO.S10 In 1S92 Is
fourth. MiKlrSeya majority Is nl o the
I largest on record. Tlio tutnl prohibition vote
tills year l. nbout 80,000 , against 2C2.709 In
1S92. a ft
jmtrcNtcd Advice ,
fistifi' " ( 'It ) ' Tribune ,
Mr. Frculdi [ idvlsei the Oliver state * to
make the Mrxl-nn dollar n legal tender.
Mr. FrowriVi advice IIM not heretofore
been ncoeptSl by tlio American voters , and
It N douhslil If ihpy will now make
monkeys of ihcmselves to nmuse this bloomIng -
Ing KiiKllslubnn.
SlltVrlHtii In ICrnhieky.
l.oulnvUljjf Coutlcv-.luurnBl ( ilcin. )
"The democratic pnrty of the United
Stole * . " pwys the Kentucky member of the
national committee of the silver wing of that
pnrty , "is commute ! to bimetallism ; tlio re
publican pnrty itnnd ? upon the single gold
t'tnndard. Thli Is the Iwno which will be
fought out In the United States In the year
I'.tOD , nnd n mnn who Is not a democrat nuift
bo a republican. In the menntlmo the demo
cratic party In Kentucky will try to em-
phaalzo that Issue In every county and din-
trlct election. " There In no general Inclina
tion to go ( o this quarter for Information
as to what will happen In 1000 , especially
ns > tliero wns such n dearth of Information
In that iiinrtor ] ns ( o wtmt would happen In
1890. Moreover , there Is a prevalent Impros-
flon Hint the Issue which wo nro told ls > to bo
fought out In lt > 00 wns fought out In ISSiJ.
Furthermore. If frco silver Is to bo made tlio
Issue In every local election , ns wo nro hero
notified , that l. nuo will bo accepted by the
men who boat It In IJils trtnto on November 3.
There can be no harmony between gold
nnd silver democrats If the nntlonnl com-
mllloomnn of iho latter Is authorized lo
speak for Ihem an authorization which wo
E'trongly doubt.
Iliiinleliliil liiltlnllon OrdealN.
WaMilnctnn Ktnr.
Tlio death of an lowr. man as n result of
Injuries received In the course of bis Inltl-
allen ns n member of n secrcl society Is not
the llrst known Instance of fatalities con
sequent upon the useless and brutal prac
tices of many organisations which make
entry Into membership a physical ordeal
The practice CCJIIM , doubtless , from olden
times , when endurance was hlKhly prized
and praised , and the esteem In which a
cavalier was held depended upon his ability
to suffer uncomplainingly. The same ten
dency Is met In penetrating Into the Inner
life of Ravages , notably the Indiana of
North America , who torture tliemselvcn
and each oilier as a part of their secret
rites. Hut the latter-day Initiation ; * have
apparenlly degenerated Into horse-play In
many cases , and , serving no useful pur-
prao and tending In no sense lo preserve
say desirable standard of membership , the
. uestlon arises whether the time has not
coino lo abolish Ihem altogether. The Iowa
case Is especially shocking , nnd will doubl-
less mcel with pcncrnl condemnation from
the outside public , as well rs from n great
majority of the members of nil secret or
ders Indulging In severe Initiation rites.
A Cliiiire n ( Their OJIITII I IIIIIK In Pnr-
Italllmore Sun.
Tlio experience ( of France. England , Hel-
glum. Sweden. Holland , Husnln , Austria ,
Hungary. Canada. Sand Australia with pat'tnl
avlngy banku Is let the effect fiat the masrei
of the people ftorlvf ; decided advantago.3 from
! iavlng among them everywhere wfo do-
rosltorles for ' tlio - small savings managed
In 1'mtofllca department
It Is claimed In Uelialf of such hanks tlmt
they benefit a clff.M not reached by other
avlngs banks' . Tlirlr fund Ion IB thus dc-
i-rlbed by n ( ' French writer :
"It Is iho savliiRij bank which has taught
the workman of Kyaticc bow ho can become
a capitalist lu. moderating Ills consumption
'o bring It wltblji his production , and in
ivuas'slng Ihe1 excess , called savings" , in n
frtillful place In complete security ; from the
bank he learn" hjJw capital Is formed and
! iow it can be proAic d. ' Tiie pavings bank
I ' . In fact , a iijtrool which seems to be
'roalcd for the npJuiintlccD'.iip of Industrial
liuslnc ? ? . It teachth ; inan to
' .ilf. to tuslbt bad'0rr lif-olosj Impulses nml
3 aids * In building up n sound discretion.
whlc'i Is the first PUCCC33 In life. " The
presence of - facilitiespr saving nnd ob
taining n small Interest. In one's accumula
tions affects tlio character tun well as the
wealth of the people.- Not only Is capital
created nnd the rainy' day provided against.
but habits ot eabrloty and thrift , which are
Moments' of moral excellence , nro greatly
In the November I uo of tlio Annalt ; of
tno American Academy of Political nnd So-
-111 Science there Is nn article by K. T. lloyn
in " 1'ortnl Savings Banks. " In wMch are
"numerated the advantages lo bo derived. In
' 'IP writer's opinion , from adding a savfngi
'sank feature to tlio operations of our 1'osl
- " nice department. Thosx ) advantages an
on follows : I'o.-'tnl savings banks would fur-
p | h a wfo place for tie ! carnlngo of UK
' .iborlni ; cladjos and stimulate them lo hablu. .
( if saving. At present such sums as they
hoard arc kept out of use. to the
. -ggregalo amount of hundreds of millions
thus producing a tvnrclty of money , whereas
If their tavlncs were put In banks they
would bo restored to active use. After n
few years the amount deposited with Ihe
I'oolotllce derarlmcnl would approach $1 -
000.000.000. and If applied to the retirement of
wvernmont bonds would wholly extinguish
tlio public debt to bondholders. Not only
would the moial lone of citizens bo improved
by becoming depositors , but the stability of
the. government would bo Increnred by the
iractlcal Interest depositors ; would have in
! ' .s welfare.
In the United Kingdom deposits arc now
received at 11,000 postolllccs from U a. in.
lo t ; p. m. The depositor receives from the
postmaster a pass book , la which arc ro-
c-rded the deposits and withdrawals. Any
sum from 25 cents up to $250 may bo de
posited In ono year , airl Interest Is paid on
any sum that Is a multiple of $3 and Is
compounded. Withdrawals may bo speed
ily effected , by telegraph or otherwise. A
( 'cpcaltor may , If he chooser , have his ac
cumulated deposits InvcstoJ in government
bomb. Sir-all savings may 1 e made by the
purchase of pratago stamps , which , when
they reach a certain amciint , are recorded
cs deposits. There are 0,000 schools in
which the children are encouraged to save
through the machinery of the poitofllce , n
clerk coming to the school at Intervals to
receive Iho stamps and furnish pass books.
The aggregate deposits In pcatal savings
banks at the end of 1S9II was (102.500,000 ,
the year's increase being 52,600 : ! 000. le- )
Eli'.ea ' this , C3.131 dcp sltors held J31.500.000
of government bonds. Ono out of every
seven persons in England is now a depositor
in the postal bcnlM In 1S93 there were
9,838,198 deposits made , aggregating $123.-
009,000 , and withdrawals aggregated $108-
Operations are conducted on a
clmllarly large scale In the poslal savings
f future a of othehtrtlmtrles. Various public
flllclals have at'MlnVs urged upnn congress
the Idea of iitlllxlns the peslotllccn for the
accumulation n.i well as the transmission
of money , Instating upon Us utility in Iho
agricultural districts , but ao far congress
has not deemed thu matter rlpo for action.
Slriuly llHTCi'Nr 1 1n Ilir Korrlun ] ) , . _
iiiiind I for Corn.
1-ottiittJ 1'rcii I'lprii.
Uradstrcct'a 1'ovjew of last week's foreign
trade reports a remarkable Increase In the
exports of Indian corn as compared with
several years back. The amount for the
week Is given as ; ! .7S2,000 biiahols , com
pared with 2.2i7.00tf bushels Iho previous
week and 1.1)21,000 ) > bu.ihca ! for the corresponding
spending wed ; of 1SD5 , while the totals for
the corrcsptndlug .wcclis of the tlirco years
preceding 1S95 were very much smaller.
It may be that no especial HlKiilllranci > Ute
to bo attached tothis great Increase , bnl
It U to bo conlldently hoped thai It nieutiu
a permanent ami growing dumand for tliU
great and distinctly American product.
Thoru has been a strong prejudice , born of
Ignorance and consorvalUm , among iho
gieat masses of lluropo against the use of
American mnlze as an artlclo of food. The
peasants and laboring people of the conti
nent have ea ttii rye brifid for centuries
and tlu-y have thus far refused to accept
the American cereal In Us place.
Hut If the Incrtjtiiiud demand for Indian
corn Is any Indication , that Kunipo Is at
last beginning to overcome Its prejudice and
to apprccluti ) the excellence and chirapnr.'s
of this great product of thu American
prairies , U U a cawu > for congratulation.
for ovurylliliiK tlmt opens up a larger foreign
market for American products menu * In-
creauod prosporlty to American acrlculturu.
Mnintnin Tlioro is No Need for the Pres
ence of the Troops.
Niii' miilil ! < In tlic I'nliltn In
\Vltli < li fiiiiiHSprloiiN ClinrKi'N
AnMnilc Amiliixt tin *
Aiitliorlllct ,
LIJAWILUK , Colo. , Nov. 20. The Cloud
City Minors union has Issued nil mlilrrne to
Governor Mclntlro nml to the pcoiilo of Cole ,
ratio , which nttenipls to HP.OW tlmt a con-
aplrncy exists ninoiiK the mine owners for
the purpose of keeping the ntiito troops la
nilvlllo until the union Is ilMorgftnl/.cd.
The minors disclaim icsimtislblllty for tlio
Coronado nail other outrages tlmt Imvo oc
curred hero niul otter to iunrd ; properly ntitl
Hhi In inatntnltiltiR peace It the troops nro
withdrawn. The address concludes ns fol
lows :
"The only practical use to which the
troops have been put BO far 1ms been to net
ns a body guard or escort of honor to con
vey the- various Invoiced of Imported lend
miners from the depot to the mines ami
to make n display of armed foreo nbnnt llu <
mines ; when , in fnct. neither the Missourians -
ans nor the mines nre In any danger what
ever from the .Miners' union.
"The presence of thu tallltla In I > ead-
vlllc so far will cost the people of the Htate
some $200.000. Kvcry day that they remain
hero will nJd somethhiK over $2.000 to this
largo sum. It must all bo paid from taxes.
Will the state further lend Its aid at such
tremendous eost to destroy and crush or-
Knnl/.ed labor to assist one class of citizens ,
strolls ami powerful against another class
of citizens , weak and humble In compari
son ?
"The miners have always desired peace ;
have always been anxious to nettle the
llfrorencc.s between themselves and the oper.
ators amicably. When the Wclilon mine
was put In the hands of ,1 receiver lie was
dlrocted by .Indue Owors to pay the miners
in the rate of $3 per day for underKrouml
mt'il and per day for top men. While
the union miners believed tne arraniement
made by the court us to the Wclden mlup
dlil not fully roroKiilzp the Justinot their
rlalms , they were willing for the sal < o of
peace and harmnny and compromise that such
a rate should bo established throughout the
ramp ; but the mine operators would not have
It so. Nothing short of the destruction of
the Miners' union and a level rate of $2.BO
per day would satisfy them. "
"Neither of those thliiRS outfit to happen ;
Justice am ) humanity cllko determine that
these ultimate purposes of the mine mana
gers be thwnrtcd.
"Organization of worltltiRmen has become
a necessity In all lands. It Is lawful and
"Ten or twelve men , thouijh wealthy and
powerful , should not bo ullcwed to crush
and destroy It In this now western land.
Much loss should they be aided and encour-
aic < l In doing ; BO.
"Tho miners rf the union arc naxioua for
an nmlcablo ot'lur.cnt of this Iroublo. They
opened the fields of this Immensely pro
ductive district. They maclo It possible
for millionaires to nrlso from It. They have
In It the Inlerest of their day's pay , broad
and meat , shelter .ind clothing for them
selves and humble dependents others have
In It the Interest of rapidly accumulating
fortunes. The minors are ready and wlll-
Inp to entertain and roiislder any reasonable
proposition looking toward a settlement.
They will meet the- operators In a spirit of
fairness and Justice They cannrt , of course ,
and ought not to consent to the destruction
of the union , for that Is the bulwark of
their safety It stands between respectable
labor llfoand tramp life.
"Neither can they 'consent to perform
their hard and exhaustive labor , undergo
this constant hardship and face Its manifold
dangers , for less wages than will supply
them with the necessaries of life.
"These two things are all they demand.
The right for their union to live. The right
for themselves to live. "
Iurgent Crlr.xly on ItiM-oril Ivllli-il l > \
mi liiilliui Iliuilcr.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 2fi. II. F. Darl
ing , who Is tiK'ittlflcd with the salmon In
dustry of Alaska as the owner of an ex
tensive canning plant at Karlul ; . Kodlak
Island , has Just arrived from the north
Ho brought down with him some of the
largest bear skins over scon In San Fran
cisco. Ono of them , a perfect and un
blemished sUih cf an enormous grizzly ,
measures twelve feet from tip to tip. Mr.
Darling has n marvelous tale to relate of the
natlvis' way of killing a bear. It Is this :
"There nre many grizzlies on Kodlak Is
land. " said ho , "c well ns a large number
of cinnamon bears. I \\as cruising around
In n launch in an unfrequented rove ono
day when I spied two Immense grizzlies.
They were KO largo that I did not care to go
after them , but when I got back to Karluk
I communicated the fact to an Indian who
bore the reputation of being ono of the best
bear hunters in that section.
"Although D2 yearu old. ho had to a k his
mother's permission , which being granted ,
ho started across the country after the
boars. Somu of the natives of Kodlak use
firearms on their hunting expeditions. Jhl.s
fellrw simply armed himself with a long
'jprar. llo greased his head and got to
v.lndward of the animals. I'rctty soon lie
heard a tramping In the brush ami know the
prey was approaching. He dug a hole In
the ground , planted one end of the spear
firmly with the point in tlic direction of
the boar and then crouched down. The
tear came along and licked the head of
the Indian. With a swift and 'dexterous
movement the native cut a gash in tlu >
bear's neck with the sharp spear point. The
ntigerod animal drew back a few yards and
made a rush. Ho Impaled himself en the
Hpcar and all was over. "
ItiillilliiK nml I.mill AHHiiclnlliiii.
DKNVKH. Nov. 26. The Interstate AMO-
elation of Building and Loan Associations
liar concluded its business and adjourned to
meet la New York Olty on the third Wodnos.
ilay of November , 1S97. William Gibson of
New York. 13. 1C , I.egg of Ualtlmore . H.
I Undersoil of Atlanta , \V. 11. Ilonton of .Min
neapolis. 15. II. Webb of Denver and C. K.
Dcneh of Columbus , Oa. , were elected execu
tive committee. I'rrnlilent John Hanson
Kcnnard of New Orleans was re-elected and
William Olbson was elected treasurer. The
secretary , Hlnl SI. Koblneon. holiU over for
another year , when bis term of otlkc will
expire. Dlrd M. Itobltmon. Jabez Coleman
and C. R. Ilcach were chosen n committee
on revision of the constitution and goo.l of
the order.
SIINNKAI'OMS , Nov. 20. Mary McDonald ,
a loose character , known as "Irish Mary , "
was found at nn early hour this morning In
the rear of her house , 212 Twelfth avenue
south , with her skull crushed In. A col
ored tough named Smith ha.s bot'n arrested
for the murder. Ho tolls conflicting storle.s.
and a colored woman named IVarl Wilson
claims to have soon him dragging tb < < budy
Into the shed , where tt was found shortly
after midnight.
.NollilniV Kiniill Alinut TCMIH.
DALLAS , Tex. , Nov. 20. It Is oviJont now
that Texas at the election of November 3
cast more than G50.000 votes and that thu
plurality of Ilryan and Sownll ovur McKI'iloy
unil Hoburt lu at least 150,000. If the Ilryan
and Watson vote la added. Ilryan bcaU .Me-
Klnloy moro than L'tO.OOO. In ullhur cai > u
Texan gives Uryan the largest plurality of
any Ht.tto carried by him ,
1'Vrry lllNpiilr ( Zni'N lulu ( 'ourl.
ST. LOl'IS , Nov. 2C. The dUputo between
the Wiggins Ferry company and the Inter
state Sand and Transfer company lm now
changed In n pect from a threatened bloody
naval encounter to a legal controversy.
Judge Wood of the St. Louis circuit court
will llmdly paw upon the cnso tomorrow
and until that tlmo u trucu bau bucii jirac-
tlcally declared.
cuiunxrv ii
rhllndclphlii Itoconl ( dem. ) : The fact
must be borne In mind that neither the
election nor the revival of baslnoiw which
hag followed It hna In any decree gupcr-
* * 0cd the iiocpwlty fer an active and os-
nertlvo public sentiment In behalf of cur
rency reform. The necewdty Is still an
ur * iit HH ovpr. and It In the KPHCM ! rpcognl-
tlon of ilita truth which IMS gtvpti an
ImiK-tna to the non part Unit currency te-
form movement Jimt marled by the business
mm of Indianapolis.
NPW York AdvertIsrr ( rep. ) : The hand-
HIIR of this great qtipntlon ought to ho
IntruRtpd only to n comtnlsnlnn of monetary
experts , nml the only danger that suggests
Itaelf now Is tlmt whlrh UPS In making
fho pmposed conferenceso largo
nuimrlcally n to be unwieldy. U
cannot bo too broadly representative
f the highest business and tlnaa-
el l intPlllRPitPe of thp nation , but ex
perience proves that all tea often the most
InlltiPtitlal organizations * ot representation
through their smaller nnd loss representa
tive members.
llostoa Journal ( rep. ) : The lesson of the
last campaign must not bo lest ; It , milst be
taken to heart nnd acted upon. We must
never nRnlu go Into n national contest with
the feeling In our hearts that though the
theories whleh we oppose nre false nml
dangerous , yet our money system is really
deficient nnd la need of Improvement. It Is
the present duty of all good citizens re
gardless of party , to assist In devising and
passing such legislation as will put our
finances and financial system In as strong
nnd safe a position ns possible and will pro
vide ciuiliclent money for the needs of the
lloston Herald ( dem. ) : So far as national
prosperity Is controlled by a thoroughly
sound money system of Ilnance and a. safe
and acceptable currency system , It Is pos
sible for us to gain nnd maintain It If we
are now prepared to enter upon proper con
structive legislation. It Is not likely that
Mr. Cleveland Is In n position to do much In
this direction , though It Is possible that
with the Invited approval of Mr. MoKlnloy ,
who Is so soon to succeed him. ho might
appoint n commission whose experience nnd
Judgment would commend It to the favor of
sound money men of all classes , which , be
ginning Its suasions ilurlng iho winter , would
bo in a position to report to a special BcctiUm
of congress , lo be held In the. spring , some
definite ami well considered plan of llnanclal
and currency reorganization.
St. I.ouls Olobc-Dcmocrat ( ilem. ) : Owing
lo Ihe absuril ami mischievous law of .May
: M. 1S7S , which directs their reissue after
being received by Ihe treasury , the entire
amount of the greenbacks | 8 still either
actually or technically outstanding , the
amount actually oulslandhiK at the present
time being about J2COKMjooo. ( This cur
rency can be used again nml again to raid
Ihe treasury reserve , and the fact that It
has been so used was one of the reasons for
Iho sale of J2fi2.000.ODO bonds In Hit- last
two years to protect the treasury gold fund.
If that reissue law of 1S7S bad never been
passed the greenback debt for II was origi
nally recognized on all hands as a debl , and
one lo be paid as soon as pracllcablo after
the passing of the emergency which created
It would have been canceled long ago. It
ought to be extinguished at the earliest
possible opportunity , and this dangerous
element of the currency wiped out.
iciiois : Ai.uxn TIIH XII.K.
KWM > < Hi-urn I lie .Ve s of .M'lvliiley *
People reading within Iho shadows of Iho
Egyptian pyramid ! ! havi > board tlio news of
'ho triumph of .McKlnley and sound money
n the United Stales. The last number of
the Sphytix. published at Cairo , has this to
nay nboiit the election :
"Hon. William .McKlnley has this week
been elected prosidenl of tlio Unltod Stales
of America for four years from Iho 4th of
nnxt .March by an overwhelming voto. The
campaign Just clofcd has been ono of un
usual intercsl and Importance uml has been
fought on new lines. Old party Issues were
almost forgotlen ; at all events they were
tnibordlnalcd lo llio paramount struggle for
a continuance of the gold flnnilan ] . In op-
posllioti lo Iho adoption of nllver as a bat-Is ,
which lallcr would Jiavo plunged Iho great
republic as deeply Into the monetary mlro
no India or China or Mexico have been by
reason of their debased currency. Ilepnb-
llcans and democrats throughout the east
ern and middle stales Joined forces In sup
porting Mr. .McKlnley , nominated on a sound
money platform , and fought the western
proletariat and Hryanlnu so successfully
that the gold party not only elects its prcsl-
denl but has a large majority In the liouuo
of representative * ! and a small majority lu
the senate. Their success Is therefore com *
"The president favors n strong foreign
policy , which , slncp 1'rosldptit Cleveland's
ii'rmorable action In the Venezuela mitt
Icr mepla iho keenest support throughout
Amrrlpo. He mlvocM * * i'itorjrllc action in
the Cuban micMlon , if Spain contlnur * i.- . >
Klve proof of Inability to itioll | Iho rebellion
"Thp I'nlted Stairs seems to lie cntorliu ! tt
n period of great prosperity. Her crops me
larger than ever , nnd cotamnml good pi' '
In Utiropo ; her railway earnings nre fir
above thp average nnd thp balance of tr
has liprn In her favor for live months , i
ropean gold hns been going to America tor
some time for Investment. "
Puck : The Ignorani'p Hint Is lillso ii t'm
Ignorance of the man \vho thlnU * he Known
It nil.
"I'll mnke Miff. . >
Vlillndflpliln Koconl : you i
for this , " exclaimed the Illttc brown Jut ; 'o
the mnn who \vna punishing It.
Detroit Free I'rcsa : "Thnl Is n curium
looking cnne , colonel. Is It a inenuMitu of
the war ? "
"Yes. It wns tnndp from tlio hollow 1 - {
T occupied during the battle of lookout
.Mountain. "
Life : "The Ulmj of the Cnnnlbnl Isln \ 11
had n. Ipttpr held for poatngp , nnd lie t-ot
mud nud roasted the postmaster.
time wns 117"
" ( live It up. "
"Ate 1 . M. "
Yonkrm Stntosmnn : Crlmsonbenlc Tlmt
alarm dork of mine \vput last night for the
llrfit time lu n year.
Yojist Why didn't It go before ?
Crlmoonbcnk Well , lu-cnuse It's the llrst I
tlmo I over tired It nt n cat. {
Chicago lloeord : "Louise , did I Him ? }
Home , Sweet Home , ' with tlio tieces' '
expression ? " '
"Yes , Imlepd , Isabel ; tlio way you sung It t
made everybody In tlio room fool like going
homo. " j
Indianapolis Journal : Cnlmly nrlslng. im
betltied a rising1 young attorney , the In-
quoin advocate llxed Iho jury with bis
magnetic eye.
And yet IIP lost the enco.
For , Indeed , an eye Is n poor tiling to llx
n Jury with.
Chicago Tribune : "There has been some
InereaMe la public eontlib'nco Hlnco the di-e-
tlon , linsn'l there ? " asked the man who
had dropped In annually.
"I should wnjso ! " replied the grocer. If
"Ily Cioorge , I've Hold more maple sugar In I
the InHt ten days than 1 sold during tlio j ;
whole campaign ! "
I'hlladelphla Ilecord : The fnpetloiia
highwayman bold Ills kulfo under Ills vic
tim's nose. "Tills Is a pretty knife. " said
lie ; "you're liable to get stuck on II. "
"You needn't explain the Joke , " wild the
other , who WHH nut an Hngllsliinaii ; "I cnn
see the point. "
Judge : Housewife It Id dreadful to
think what whisky will bring n man to.
TrnnUH-That's so , mum. Afore I took
t' de roud I never thought 1 would hey t'
eat sleli things oz nro belli' handed out t'
mo every day.
Pctrolt Tribune.
She could Imvo what she naked for , no
doubt ,
Ami yet with n simper and poubt ,
Some pate do fol gras
She ordered , when , nhl
What she wanted was frankfurls nnj
\OV12.Mlir.ll U'l'll , I Sill ! .
Written for Tlio lice.
For the great gift of human sight
Ily which the radiant summer skies
And tln > swift glance of glad surprise
That sonietluiPH leaps to lovers' eyes.
Ily which the np.irkllng stars at night ,
Arc , through God's grace , revealed to tilery
For the sweet mystery of touch ,
The warm , soft clasp of lender hands ,
And mi sages from distant lands
Stronger by fur than golden bands ,
( The brightest spots on eartb are such. )
Give llmiiks , my friend , today , with inc.
For HIR wide , wondrous world of sound.
So strong to baiilHb mortal fears
And make a song of all the years ,
A song of smiles and healing tears
Tlmt many a listening soul has found ,
For dissonance and harmony.
For each small ilower's fragrant breath
A balm for some lone lienrt that grlcvoa
O'er wauled days and fallen leaven
When friendship falls and love declcvos.
For every pbaso of life and death ,
Thanksgiving , praise and charity.
WlilHldc , Neb.
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It will soon be time for inventory and to get our it TI *
stock in shape for ft , Saturday we place all broken lots of . * / .
clothing on front tables. Men's , Boys' and Children's
Suits , Overcoats and Ulsters arc included and we have
marked them at figures that will insure satisfaction to
you and a speedy output for us ,
You Know the Reputation of
Our Clothing as You do ft
Our Business Methods. ft 't'
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We make no false statements. Anyone who makes
a purchase of us and don't think they have received their
? worth or are dissatisfied in any way can have the money
3 * back for the asking. We have all sizes in the entire
& i i assortment , but not all sizes in any particular line. ft
' ( ! The Overcoats are mostly large sizes , from 38 to
44. If you can be interested in such a bargain , we
' f would be pleased to have you call as early as possible.
They go on sale Saturday morning at 8 a , m. and will
* 4 be on sale as long as they last first come , first served
so don't fail to investigate this offer.
S. W. COR.