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bo mailo tinrnlile to thf order of the company.
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Kulisrrlljoil In my preirncn and mvorn to licforo
in" this 1st day of December , ISM.
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( Seal. ) Notary I'uhlle.
Mr. IVtcr Rlmrlci'.v can no Innscr ax-
lit-i-t In enjoy thu soi-Ii'ty of ri-lliK-il pit-
It SPOIIIH to be i--is.v i-iiou li to kill
MiK-i'o. but to iniiUo Iiltn stay Ulllt'rt Is
not the saint ? easy
It would sociii that a restaurant keopc-i
ran safely and cITcctlvcly draw tlu > color
line If lit- docs It In Ills wife's inline.
Legislation by stei-rliitf coininlttci'S
threatens to become a regular coiintiT-
part of government by Injunction.
For a flick man , the unspeakable Turk
requires it deal of coinbliiini ; against
him on Iho part of lOnropean powers.
President McKlnlcy's Inaugural mes-
HIIW will excite as much and more In-
Icrest titan President Cleveland's laf > t
Another Important , naval movement ,
lo which , of conr.se. no warllko sltjiiill-
ounce attaches , Is the transfer of the
North Atlantic squadron to southern
If the. Commercial club succeeds In
transferring Its beet Kiisar factory from
paper to solid brick and mortar Its effort
will bo duly appreciated by the com
It oiifiht not to bo necessary for any
foreign minister representing Pres
ident Cleveland to deny a report that
lie Is nepitlaliiif , ' n treaty for the annex-
lit Ion of Hawaii.
A Paris editor charges President
Cleveland with having aroused the "sus
ceptibilities" of Kurope. if tills 1ms
really been done and was done Inten
tionally. It ought to be looked Into.
If the competition to Introduce bills
oxtendini ; recognition and aid to Cuba
becomes much moro Intense some of
our senators and representatives will
lie In danger of being Injured In the
What Ilanna said to Keed nnd what
Heed said to Ilanna would Interest sev
eral people who are trying to construct
n political fend on pa JOT between the
big man Ciom . .Maine and the big man
Tim extra session of congress Is sure.
President' ' .MeKlnley cannot have the
heart to disappoint so many Washing
ton newspaper correspondents who have
Ktaked whatever reputation they may
have as prophets upon that assertion.
No crime committed for years has
Htlrrcd the people of St. Louis as the
train robbery which has just occurred
within a mile of the union station. As
yet , however , there has been no prop
osition to call In the Omaha detective
The honor of being expelled from the
"Tacksonlan club for following In the
footsteps of the only democratic presi
dent of the last third of a century Is
nn honor which Is highly prized because
of Its scarcity on the local political
The patrons of the Omaha public
schools want the schools kept out of
politics and free from favoritism. If
this object can be achieved by the pro-
jiosed civil service rules the people will
heartily endorse the board's action In
pulling them Into force.
When Washington pickpockets get so
low down as to hold up unoll'endlng
congressmen , they must be past re-
diMnpllon. The congressmen In Wash
ington have always Imagined that they
had a monopoly on holding up men and
measures In that bailiwick.
The London press Is substantially
agreed that while the president's mes
sage may not prove satisfactory either
to Spain or to the Cuban Insurgents ,
there Is nothing In It which Is displeas
ing to Knglaml. This will relieve anx
iety In ninny minds which have feared
that Kngland might bu offended at
7omethlng or somebody.
The president advises that the states
are the proper organizations to take
up the war on trusts. The reply of the
Nttilo olllcers will doubtless be that the
trust recognizes no state lines , that It
extend * ) over the whole country and
that the power to cope with It Is the
national government. And In the meanwhile -
while the trusts will bo
laughing up their
A state conference of men who bo-
llevo "Hint It Is Impossible to restore
prosperity In this country or save the
masses of the I'nlted States from further
nnd greater spoliation and rnln except
by n change In the present monetary
standard" has been called by a com
mittee of self-styled blmelallists. The
object of the call Is said to be continued
agitation for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver at the ratio of 1(1 ( to 1 , re
gardless of the action of any other na
tion. To tills end another educational
campaign Is to be Immediately Instituted
for the propagation of the false financial
doctrines which were rejected by an
overwhelming majority of the people of
the I'ldled States at the recent presi
This movement portends no good to
the people of Nebraska. While ( ! ov-
crnor Ilolcomb and Senator Allen are
both endeavoring to disabuse the inlndu
and allay the prejudices of Investors
and capitalists by assurances that Ne
braska has no disposition to repudiate
honest debts or to violate contract ob
ligations , this new. untimely and useless
renewal of free silver agitation can tend
only to Intensify distrust In this state
and retard Its Industrial development
which requires the assistance of foreign
capital. If Nebraska Is to be further
disturbed and torn up by political con
tention the friends of sound money may
as well meet the Issue and resume the
campaign of education which will open
the eyes of the deluded masses to the
folly and wickedness of the whole
scluine of spurious bimetallism which
Is as different from the double standard
of the fathers of the republic as is a
coach-and-fonr from a tlog cart.
The esseitlal feature of the double
standard Is that the metal value of every
coin shall be equal to Its money value.
The ratio Is always piesumed to repre
sent the relative commercial value of
the money metals and not an arbitrary
price at variance with the commodity
value. The attempt to place sixteen
ounces of sliver on an equality with one
ounce of gold , when one ounce of gold
buys In the markets of the world thirty
ounces of silver , Is no better than a
scheme to cut every gold coin In two
and force people to accept < > ach half In
payment of the amount represented by
the whole. II is a downright swindle
under the guise of restoring the double
On this point the latest contribution
from the Incisive pen of Henry I.iibou-
ehere. editor of the London Truth ,
hits the mill squarely on the
head. "On what did the presidential
election turn In AmericaV" asks Mr.
Labouchere. "Mr. ISryan proposed tin-
free coinage of sliver and a ratio of 1
to 1 between sliver and gold. The Im
mediate effect would have been that
every one would have been relieved of
one-half of Ids liabilities and the liabil
ity of the Hulled States to the lend
ing powers of Knropo would have been
reduced by that amount. After such an
experience of the mode of meeting lia
bilities It is evident either that no-one
would lend an American anything , or
if he did It would only be at an Inter
est lo cover the risk of another reduc
tion In the amount of his loan. Ameri
cans are not fools. They soon per
ceived that Mr. llryan's scheme would
prove ruinous to the progress of their
country. Not only were Ilnanclcrs
against It , but the workers. The lat
ter failed to realize what bi'iiellt It
would bo to them to be paid even
double wages If everything that they
had to purchase cost double. At most ,
this would have placed them In Hie
position that they are now. P.ut they
had u shrewd suspicion that whilst the
buying power of the dollar would be
reduced by.onehalf . , the Increase of
wage would not keep pice : with this
halving of the dollar. .Mr. Itryan ,
therefore , was defeated by a large ma
Continuing In this strain , Mr. Labou
chere says : "There an ; men amongst
us who honestly and conscientiously
believe that * bimetallism would be an
advantage to us. This may appear sur
prising , but everywhere anil In every
age there have been persons who lose
their heads over some theory and then
are unable to perceive Its practical
folly. In the middle ages there were
many chemists who passed their lives
trying to transmute silver Into gold ,
and there is much similarity between
those chemists and the bimetallists of
our day. 'Increase the world's coin , '
they say , 'and you will Increase Its
wealth. ' This Is almost as absurd as
it would be to suppose that the climate
of this planet would be bettered wen-
there more barometers. The wealth of
n country has nothing to do with the
volume of Its currency , because cur
rency Is nothing more than a measure
of value for everything else. .Nothing ,
Indeed , Is more remarkable than Hie
very small amount of currency that
sulllees for the world's requirement * : .
* * * The blmetu lists won't ! have us
believe that trade depression , fall In
value of land , absence of employment
among artisans , ngrarlanlsm in Ire-
hind , squalor , suffering anil misery
everywhere will cease If only we will
adopt their nostrum. If so , tin- world
can be converted into a paradise by
very simple Jugglery and It Is a won
der this has not alieady been done. "
lOxpcrience and sound reason , however -
over , do not count for anything with
.the men who are seeking lo revive the
agitation which has proved so dis
astrous. Mo < t of them are politicians
whose only hop * ! ; to fr.se tlu-mselven
Into olllce at il < c IN ] ) . > nst' of the state's
prosperity. This class has nothing to
lose anil everyilnng to gain.
U Is said that Herman manufacturers
are apprehensive that the change from
n democratic to a republican adminis
tration will cause them "many an c.vll
hour , " by which Is meant , of course ,
that they will not continue to enjoy
their present advantages In the Amer
ican market. I'ndonhtodly they are
not alone among European nmnnfnc-
Hirers In entertaining this feeling nnd
It Is well founded' If thu next admlnls-
nation shall be able to socnre
a tariff law In accord with
republican policy. If It be possi
ble to effect it there will bu a change
In our llscul uytiteui Umt will k'lvo bet
ter protection to our Industries nnd
labor nml be less favorable to the In
dustry and labor of our commercial
rivals. Yet there Is no reason why the
innnnfneturoift of Germany or any other
Knropean country should bo unduly
apprehensive. It Is not contemplated
to close the American market to them.
The republican party docs not. propose
to erect a tariff wall that would shut
out the products of other lands. It
.simply means to require those products
to pay more for entering this greatest
of the world's markets and there are
sound and legitimate reasons for doing
this. Very likely the demand for them
will be somewhat reduced , but that will
hcncllt our own Industries , while we
shall probably still get more revenue
than we now do. CJermany has done
business with the I'nlted Stales under
a protective tariff and she will continue
to do so. but It may be a somewhat less
prolltable business than for the past
MUST coMi'i.Y irm ; Tin : r/.tir.
The law requires all applicants for
license to sell Intoxicating liquors to
publish a notice thereof In the paper
having the largest circulation In the
county. In Douglas county that paper
is The Omaha Kvenlng llee. The repe
tition of the Jugglery by which two
separate newspapers , known as the
Mvenlng World-Herald and Morning
World-Herald are sought to be com
bined under the lletltlo'ns name of tin-
Dally World-Herald Is a deception and
a fraud upon Its face. No such news
paper Is published as the Dally World-
Herald. That Is conclusively estab
lished by the fact , that the bids for
this year's city advertising submitted
to the council by the World Publishing
company were separate and at different
rates for the Morning World-Herald
and the lOvenlng World-Herald , and
the contract was awarded one of these
papers as the lowest bidder. Neither of
these papers has as large a circulation
in Douglas county as The Omaha liven
ing lice , and publication of liquor li
cense applications In the combined
.Morning World-Herald and Kvenlng
World-Herald is not compliance with
the law as Interpreted by the courts.
nun * ! : rin : I.AU :
While acknowledging the wholesome1
effects of the Interstate commerce law
ami saying that these have amply justi
fied its enactment. Prcsldi-nt Cleveland
still thinks the law needs revision and
amendment In order to more effectually
reach tin1 evils It was intended lo cor
rect , rnqiiestionnb'y this is the cas <
and th" necessary revision and amend
ment should be made as soon as pos
sible , in accordance with the recom
mendations of the commission to lu >
submitted to r'ongres.-v. There would
seem to be no good reason why this
cannot be done at the present session ,
If congress shall give such weight to
the suggestions of Hie commission as
they ought to carry.
We not long ago referred to two very
importantquestIOUFI upon which legis
lation is urgently demanded. .One of
thesu- relates to the power of the COMI-
ndsslon to pro.Tribirates. . The com
mission has upsumod authority to do
this only In cases where complaints
have been made of unreasonable
charges. In such cas requiring the
taUroads to conform to the rates made
by the commission. A supreme court
decision ha.'i bc--n construed as im
plying ( hat tli-1 commission has only
the negative power to declare a given
rate unreasonable and not positive
power to declare what It should be. A
case Involving 'this question is now
pending in Hie supremi' court and If
the decision ithonld be adverse to the
commission congivss should confer
upon it power to prescribi1 rates after
full hearing of complaints of nnrenson-
ab'e ' charges.
Another matter of no less Important-
relates to the discrimination in trans
portation charges in favor of imported
goods on thiuitgh shipments from for
eign ports to Interior points In the Unite 1
Slates. The commUslon htul rulc'l
against such discrimination , but th : > su
pi'enie cunrl decided three of its mem
bers dissenting that this rule was not
Justified by the language of Hie inter-
> --ite commerce act. It was held that
the efforts of the commission to deprive
tit- ! Inland consumers of HK > advantarvs
of through inic.s and thus to give an ad
vantage to the traders and manufac
turers of the large seabimrJ fit lea seems
to create the veiy mischief which It was
one of this objects of ill act to remedy.
In a dissenting opinion Justice llnrlan
said that "If such discrimination ugutarit
American goods by American railways ,
acting with foreign companies , is coll-
slstont with the act of congress , then
the title of the act should have been lo
regulate commerce for the bi-nollt of
foreign manufacturers and dealers , to
the Injury of American Industiies. " The
commission will point out In it < report
that the effect of tariff duties nt the tn > aboard -
board Is thus negatived while leaving
them In full force , with addl'Ional
freight chaiges. In the interior and will
urge that the discrimination In favor of
import rntis ojii-ns the door for defeat
ing the will of congress In llxlng prot.'d-
i\e duties. It Is perfectly obvious that
the supreme court decision In thin matter
pttlit It In the power of the ralhoads to
place domestic Industries at the merc.v
of foreign mannfactuier.s , '
As the president said , the policy em
bodied In the Interstate commerce act
has a permanent place In our legisla
tion. If opposition lo It has not wholly
died out It Is not at all formidable. Hut
the law Is admittedly defective In im
portant respects and It Is IIIDHI desir
able that these faults and defects hi-
Sear-Faced Charley , the Modnc brave ,
after having assisted In the massacre at
the Lava Metis ami escaped the gallows
on which his nwoclates were executed ,
lia.s just died , presumably In his hi-d ,
of consumption. It has taken nearly a
quarter of a century to make a "good
Ind'an" ' of him.
St. Louis need not feel so bad about
the recent railroad hold-up within her
city limits. Omaha has suffered from
a similar aliment for years. The prln-
clpul dlfferuuce It ) tlmt hi St. Luuls the
road ngt nts hold up the roads while with
us the ro l iold up the cltl/.ens.
(1iirMnnil ( lorn-roslly.
Mr. Cleveland n | > penrs to be thnroiiRhly
nwnro tlmt A new ndmlnlstrntlun will lie-in
next March , nml ho Is careful not to nttvinpt
to deprive lil. < i successor of nny parlous re
t'n ilex I rnlil i1 'IVrrltnry.
Miiron ( On. ) Tf-lrcrnnh.
DC the Cuban cntifo just or unjust , the
Botittcrn ponplo will not relish the annexa
tion Idea , fflip race question , a It ptnuds.
In grave I'nouKh. The ninny Interests nf
tills country are fanlllcUiiK enough with
out nddhiR to thu contentions.
Tn in n I tit on N
Hl'HnKflpld ' nepuM'cnn.
There was tumultuous cheering when
Secretary ChnrlcsVarrcn , son of thu col-
lertor of the port of Doston , said In his re
port at the dinner of the Massachusetts
reform club In Uoston recently , that "Presi
dent Clovclnml Is one of the few presidents
who will go out of olllce with n tremendous
popular voteof confidence. " That was a
neat way of putting the case.
Spnln llfl vt-i > ii Two Klrfn.
Spain Is no longer ( dilo to glvo undivided
attention to Cuba. Tlvp Philippine Islands.
which pho has owned for more than 300
years ? , are commercially of great Importance ,
and the cities' are larger tliiiti thoiv of Cuba.
The total population execeds1,000.000. . As
the Insurgents on the Philippines have been
making rapid headway. It will bo seen that
Ppam Is between two fires. It would not
bu unwlro If thu Madrid authorities should
rail In the friendly otllrcs of the United
States to arrange for the Cubans to purchase
AlniNlof ( lie I'liNlnl Service.
IH'ltdU Kri-0 I-it-iK.
The free mall carried for congress nnd
the department olilces , etc. , last year
amounted to 91,180,180 pounds. The country
Is not so far from the recent campaign but
that It can appreciate the flagrant misuse
of the franklin ; prlvllegu to promote per
sonal mid party ends. The burdening of
the malls with campaign literature , public
documents , seeds , etc. . Is n growing abuse
of thu postal service and : i source of Increas
ing waato that calls for correction quite as
lmperatl\ely as the misinterpretation of thu
laws relating to second-class matter.
< Vn estimate made nt the Navy depart
ment shows that with thu ships now In
sorvlce or undergoing repairs the navy will
require 15,000 men. If the nation goes on
cddlng to Its battleships nt the rate of
the past live years , the navy will soon con
tain moro men than thu regular army.
Kach battleship now requires from -100 to
500 sailors. Secretary Herbert In his re
port nsks for 1.0J1 additional sailors , but
this number would be only enough to equip
the Iowa and the two new gu-.iboats. More
ninrhipH are needed also. Hattleclilps of the
class of thu Indiana carry sixty marines
nnd two marine officers.
Convict liuTntr In lllliml * .
KniiFiis City f.tnr.
( lovernor-elcct Tanner of Illinois proposes
to asc ! the state legislature to completely
alollah the cxnvlct labor system as It cut I its
In Illinois r.nd to set the prlaineni nf the.
state at work on tcolvo which will not lirlns
them Into active competition with the pro
ductive Industries of the country. The plan
U a good one. There Is not work. In Indus
tries already developed , to lccp : Iho honrfll
laboring mm of the country employed , ami
the labor of qomMcts ought not to bu utilized
In such a wuy. as "to displace that of fre ?
men. There/arc a r.ood many public enter
prises upon -which convicts could bo act at
work without-taking bread out of the mouthe
of waye oarmrs. and that la thu way prison
labor should bo utilized.
I.culiM In tilt * .Stuirenie Conrl.
On several , occasions In the pant the deci
sions of the supreme court have been an
ticipated. At IciiJt two days before it wi < .
ofilrlally primuljip.ted the court's ruling In
the Income tux case was published In Chicago
cage , and In the telephone and graphophonc
OOM , nlio , there were rumnri which af
fected llto stoi'lc market. Nov.- comes : - .
stock tnnrltrt icport from New York on Fri
day declaring that Laclrdu Oas dropppi :
four or 11 vu pclnts In consequence of a change
of sentiment will , reference to the forthcom
ing decision of the supreme court of the
United States. It occurs to us to ausgrs :
that stories of tills kind , affecting the most
ntigiiEt judicial tribunal In thta part of the
world , do not make plccsant reading for
thoughtful and patriotic citizens.
Tommy \ViIsonN Wrarliu-SN.
Now Volt Sun.
The populist statesman who obtained
twenty-one doctoral vrtca. or thereabouts ,
for vice president of the Unltud States , thus
exp 'fsr.cs Ills ocnt'ments ' concc-mlng th' pjj u.
list statesman who ran thu campaign :
"Too mech Hutlor hurts us In the ncso :
Too much Untie.- limbers us in the icglona
i/f our filth. Too much Ilutlur gives us In-
\\luntarlly , the Inclination to look with
longing ryes In thu direction of the moun
tains of Ilopsldam.
"Too mu.-h Utitler makes us feel that we
must have a reat and have It qulok. and
that somebody must fan us and talk sooth
ingly to us.hllo wu endeavor lo collect our
thoughts nnd pet some repose.
"Vrs , slrroc1 !
And then Tom ndiM *
" \Vo do nut siy : this In any spirit of hos
tility to Mr. r.utler. "
That Is qulto evident. The spirit which
pervades the editorial pspo of Iho I'eoplo's
1'wty I'npor clnco Hon. Thomas 13.Vason !
re-turned to the active management of that
rorlrdlcil , is o o rf affectionate sratltulc
toward Sr-n4ior Uutler , Mr. Uryan of Nebraska -
braska , and everybody concerned In the
Hupresentatlvo Heatner of I oulslana says
that "there nro very few men In congress
from the totithiio honchtly bcllevo In the
theory of frco coinage of Ulvcr , and the
majority of their constituents do not bellcvo
in i.Jui tneory.
A political classification of the representa
tives-elect la t'c ; Klfty-flflh congress. Ju"H
mndo uuofllcially by Cleric McDawell. lias
wilted as follows : Straight republicans , 01 ;
straight domccralr121 ; fuclonlstd , I& ; popu-
i } Hits. 12 ; i-llvcrttci , .1.
! A New York lobbyist names Ilest , who
j j acknowledged linylng pnM $3 OCO It an In-
i dnc'.rlnus member < lf H.o ttnto assembly for
j j l.-II.'Ing ' an Ice o'.ittlng hill , Is blosscil with a
| cinvoalont mcmoryi When quc Moneil as to
Iho nsir.n of tli n9-3inblyman , ho declared hu
cuuld not rccr.UJt. _
' The tioli'ctlo : ) oF a sound money man for
fi'ialrman of Iho Cook county democrat ! :
club la rcf-nr'iNdB nn omen of harmony
i Emong tlio party factious In Chicago. Hut
j I Ju ' ' . about t c ilmu the ollvo branch wiy
toadurcil ariiie unknown patriot "clas'iol
Into rlbbont" on Jill portrait of Cleveland ,
v. loh frlurr.c I tl.r club walls.
I'ttltlons are | j circulation In Kentucky
aiklng for tl.iA'pardon < ; f "llinoal" Disk
Tali * , who , whlj ) trYio.ircr of the state for
twenty-two yea ? . ' . rotibcJ the commonwealth
uf $ ? M,000. "Honrtt" Uli-k ( lew to some
unknown clmfto ! enjoy the fruits of lil
labor : ' . Ho hn cot bt-fii nppriuendud , but
evidently long to rttinn lionio and hi.1
friends tcuk Immunity from prosecution.
There la every probability of considerable
' - , ! " caloric being lei looau by do 110-
cralu In ( YiltMtsn on SI. Jaekwn'ti duy.
Found money men will tonta the hero of New
Orlunns and call upon Ms slindo tn wltnu >
tlulr loyu ty Mid dovotlan. Thu > liver b anch
will also cclebratu and proclaim their loyally
to thu principle * of Aiidy. It U uxpoctod
thu rival banquetct'rs will bo at stifllclunt
distance to prevent a collision when the
Colonel Hobcrt M. Douglas. tSo eldest
ton of Iho lain Stcphun A. Douglaf , U ono
of the republican candidates In North Carolina
lina who weru nuccoHifiil at the recent iilcc-
tlon. He 1.33 been elected lo a judgcdhlp
of the matu court , nnd will take olllco on
January 1. Colonel Douglas Is a vlBoroiu
iipubllcan and uau one of the carllont a
wall ao ono of the moat rarnou : and consist
ent udvocatDu of ( to election of Major Me-
Klnlcy to ihu prculdoucy-
ni\iiM : ! WITH TIM : TitrsTs.
St. Louis Republic : Let rongrew , In ad
dition to making laws to prevent the opera
tion of trustfl within the scope of federal
authority , adopt tlio rule tlmt every article
handled by a trust or combination shall be
placed on the free list and the corner-stone
of monopoly will bo knocked out. If the
republicans are slncero In their profession
of a desire to smash the trusts , here Is an
St. Louis Olotie-Dcmocrat : The tariff helps
some of the trusts , hurts others , and on Btlll
others ll has no material effect one way or
the other. To the question of Iho trusts
the republicans will give serious attention
when they take tlio rolns of government.
Hut the.M will go about the work In a prac
tical way. and not denounce them vaguely
and Indiscriminately after the fashion ol
the ranters and demagogues of the llry.inlto
coalition. In the meantime the most In
iquitous and audacious of all the "com
bines" which the United States has known ,
the sliver trust. Is smashed for a few ycara
and perhaps for all time.
Cincinnati Knqtilrcr : The president's dl -
Nortntlon on trusts and monopolies Is ab
surd and ridiculous. He Is the darling
product of the trust , lie Is ono of their
chief assets. They have been made bolder
by his companionship. If he has pleaded
for fieo coai against the wishes of the coal
trust. It was to favor his friends who owned
coal fields In Nova Scotia. Hut the gold trust
has been the apple of his eye. lie has been
able to srem virtuous by opposing the trusts
to which be w s hostile , while showering
bounties on those in which he fell an Inter
est. He has been one of those described hi
Hiidlbraft , who
"Atoim for sins they Imvo n mind to
Hy damning those they're not Inclined to. "
C ( I. ( > MI. .lonv it. KIII.O\V.H. :
Chicago Chronicle : New York loses a
faithful nnd valuable son In Colonel John It.
Kellowd. Not tin ) least of Colonel Kellows'
services was the work bu performed this year
In the Interest of sound democracy.
New York Sun : John II. Fellows , who died
yesterday , was a true and a manly soul. Ilia
abilities wcro remarkable , his courage was
llrm and sure , nnd his faithfulness to the
duty tl-al he now before him know no waver
ing. Ills public life was mainly passed In
this city nnd his death Is a public less. To
his memory peace and honor !
Detroit Free 1'rras : Thu democratic party
1ms lost one of Its most eloquent and faith
ful supporters In the death of Colonel John
U. Fellows of Now York , who was a eon-
c'lcuo--s figure In the battle for sound money
only a few weeks ago. His activity In the
campaign aggravated a chronic ailment and
he returned from hli tour of the west to die.
A dlstlngulslicd professional and public
career thus closed with an carnral and
patriotic effort which his countrymen will
Courier-Journal : Ills unselfish notion In
taking In bis hamta his political life and
volunteirlnp hU splendid nervlces in defence
cf principle nnd country. In defiance of hli ,
party "machine- was one of the finest c.\-
rmplea of patriotism the late remarkable
"ampalnii develcijol. Ho won the love , as
.veil .vj tin ml'iilmtlon , of our people by
the bravo and telling fight he made , and
. .iadu. covi > now know , while thu clutch of
iStntli wis upon him. He dies In the hour of
truly clorloia triumph "O grave , where Is
thy victory ? "
TIIH lll-ril\ATl.\ : ! IIAVAItl ) .
Denver NOWH : Ambassador Dayard must
bo credited with a belated ctrcak of com
mon cert'fl. He has reJuMd a. proffered gift
ao a recognition of his service to bath Eng
land and the United Status.
R'llf.ilo Hx : rc-'is : It Is a raru pleasure to
bo able to commend Thomas I'rancla Ilnyard ,
so let It ho rucordo.I that his senco of pro-
i rlotyv ; , to-i keen to allow him to accept
the gift which a I < ondsii newspaper pro-
pcssd to beutow upon him.
Washlngtwi l'os > t : Mr. Bayard seems to
f > .il that It would be useless to ask congress
to consent to his receiving a present such
no his English admlrero might care to be-
slow. There la a lurking ir.inplclnn that Mr.
Biyard is about right In this surmlfe.
MluucapslU Tribune : MlnU-ter Bayard hap
illfpliyol a c.i ; m of good fan's In declining
the "tip" offered him by the London Tele
graph , but It is evident thai he only de-
c'i- ! ! to do to rfter his countrymen had ex-
! re ' 50 1 their dln iiil at the perform nice.
Philadelphia Hecord : Ambassador Bayard
has declined the proposed Christmas gift by
popular subscription set on foot by his
English admirers. It Is doubtful whether
this action on Mr. Bayard's part will give
more pain to his enemies or pleasure to his
Philadelphia Inquirer : Although Mr. llay-
rrd tas declined to accept the gift frcm the
nrgllsh ptoplo thai was cuggcMcd by Sir
L-Jx. in Arnold , the latter hg sot samu free
by hi.i succujilon. and Is doubi-
icji mllsllcil. AdvcrthOng pays better tiun
| M > ctry dooi.
Cellar Kapids Republican : Mr. Bayard baa
luucU a letter announcing that he cannot
a.'copt the Chrl&imns present Iho London
Telegraph proposc-d lo secure for him , but
ho is sail to feel wry sere over the matter.
Probably lite soreness is duo to the fact that
in nvo day.j the subscriptions only amounted
to $115. while the gifl was to have cost a
thousand tin rs thai sum.
Chicago IVwt : .Mr. Bayard has written a
ponderous homily on the necessity In n re
publican form of government of tbu strict
and delicate obedience to such principles
cs those expressed above , BO lhat not even
the smell of emoko can lurl , In thu folds of
oificlal gaiir.cnts. Perhaps we ought to be
llunkful th.it reduction broughl our ambas
sador to realize this , since the proposal of the
Lorrton newspaper inusl have been maiii ;
upcn the supposition Hi at bu was a silly , vain
I > : : HSO.\AI. AMI oruniuvisi : .
President Diaz may be the George Wash
ington of Mexico , but he Is a lltllo nloiv
abuut issuing his farewell address.
Among t'.ic thousands of photographn
brought back by Nauscn is one of an at-
taciiiic ! ; ptlar lirar. of which the explorer
took three tmaisshota with bis camera befort
ho ehot him with Ills gun.
Judre 0. 0. Fouler of the United Statc
district court. In Kyiisas , hz.i announced that
! -o will endow a noddy for the prevention
of crucify to animals , whose special mission
It shall be to protect horsuu.
Grovcr Cleveland will. If he lives until
ino iin or .Marco , nave 0.110 distinction mat
no other president has enjoyed , ll'c will be
the only occupant of the white house thai
has cvur rldicn ! to the capltol with two
Miss Phoebe Hood Is an Indian maiden ,
the daughter cf a i'awnco chief , and ban
become a trained nurse. So has Miss Lily
Wind of Canada , who U of the Ottawa tribe ,
end Miss Kate Urcenod of the Wyandotlca.
These young Indian glrla look Ihe eour.ic
In Philadelphia , nml aru considered good
Dr. Hills P. Oborholzer , for anveral years n
member o ? Hie cilltorl.il staff of the Phila
delphia KvcnlnK Telegraph , the author of
several workn on political science nnd u
lecturer on International qiuatioru In Ihe
University of Pennsylvania , hca been elected
iy tie ! csmmltteo c-n puUlkallan to thu
ulltorMilp of die Manufacturer , of Phila
Judge J. I. C. Ilaro of Philadelphia , wlio.io
resignation was sent to nnvonior Ilastlnga
last v.Bck , retlrc.'i from thu bench after a
' ontinuous servl"o of forty yoarM. Though
r.ow an old Man. his prcaenl action lj not
romjitcd by falling nlrcnglh and consequent
Incapacity to do ony moro work , hut , to
ilio Philadelphia Ledger gracefully aajw , "by
a ilcelro to contribute to legal llti-raturo the
; lci ! fruits of Ills study end olacrvatlon. "
Boston U about to ingago In un enter
prise such a-i every largo city should iindar-
take thai cf putting ii ; > a largo building
similar to thu MaJlB n Square uardon in
Now Vorlt. Tlio cdlllco will bu known BH
Fenway gardin , Its location being at the
cornel' of Doyl&ton Bluet and the Fenway.
TUo Hpaco which will hi occupied will l > o
lomo 100,000 feet , and , r.sldo from the cent
of the land , the entcrprUo will cial nearly
Jl.GOO.OOi ) .
A commitloo of representative Irishmen
lifts been appointed to SUHKOU the proper
way In which to obourvu the centenary of
the death ol Kdmuml Burke. Unu of the
iUKgcHtlons made h that In connection with
the t'ulL-bralloii ; i couio of lectures on Burke
should bo delivered early next ufirlng by Mr.
I/ecky , M. P. It In practically certain that
Dublin , which wan llurlto'fi nutlvo city , will
not ullmv the occcaloa to pass without a (11- (
LOOK TO THE NEXT CAMPAIGN
Qoltl Democrats Propose to Keep Up With
Whtto Metal Moti.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN SESSION
nl liHllnnniHilln for tin * I'nr-
C of I'liiniiluKVnrU
lie Done Hi-fore 11100
( NlMU-lt AlMMIIIll.
INDIANAPOLIS , Dec. 10. The executive
committee of the nutlonal demoer.itlc party
got together late this afternoon. The east
ern and southern members did not arrive
until noon. Among those who were here for
the first session wcro : W. It. Haldemnti of
Louisville. George M. Davis of Louis
ville , John P. Hopkins of Chicago
cage , C. V. Holman of Maine , T. 11.
Clark of Alabama , who represents J. M.
Fnulkncr , ( ho member of the committee from
tlmt elate ; Ocorne Foster Peabody of New
Ynrk , F. M. M. Ciitcheon of St. Paul. Mr.
Spellman of Xew Orleans and Wllllnm P.
Oiven of Pennsylvania , who came as the rep
resentative of John S. Bullltt. the member
of Hie committee from that state. L. C.
KratitliolT of St. Louis was unable to get
here and al bis request John H. Wilson of
this city represented him In the committee
meeting" It Is the llrst mec-tlng of the mem
bers of the committee since the eli-rtlim and
there were naturally a g od many congratula
tions back ami forth. W. D. Bynum. Iho
chairman of the national committee , was
heartily congratulated on all f > UH .
The representatives of the party say they
are tn favor of maintaining the organization.
It Is probablu thai Bynum will bo retained
as the head and will be authorized to push
tut ; ivuni in LUC ui > ; uiii aiitjii.
Mr. Bynum said today that ho was not cer
tain thai he would accept the trust If It
should be offered him. He polnta out that
Iho work will lake all of one man'e time If
It Is done properly and declares be would
not care to remain at the head of the move
ment unless hu Is authorized to bu aggres
sive. Ho believes , and bis vlew aru ap
parently endorsed by moat of the members
of the committee , that the party should be
strengthened In every state In the union
and that special effort should be put forth
with the view of becoming a great national
parly In IltOO.
MA.IOIl M-KI.M.IJY TAKI i A WALK.
lU-ci-lvi-s n llt > iii < > Mt In ICri-p I'nllllr.H
Onl of Atirli-iilliirnl Di-pnrlMiml.
CANTON. O. . Dec. 10. Major MeKlnley ,
accompanied by Captain Lafayette Mc\Yll-
liams of Chicago , took a short outing afoot
ilii.H morning , walking over the principal
streets of the city. The major paused fre
quently to sl'aku hands with acqualntancco
nnd friends. Ho returned to thu house ,
where ho was soon after called upon by a
committee of college presidents and olllcors.
They are here as members of a committee
representing the.agrlcultural departments of
various colleges and to present a resolution
from the c-xceutlvc committee. The mem
bers aru Chairman Henry Goodall of Amherst ,
Mass. , president of the Amherst Agricultural
college ; Captain Alexis T. Cope of Colum
bus and L. B. King of Newark , O. , of the
Ohio State university , and President George
\ \ * . Atherton of Bullcfonl. Pa. , of Iho Penn
sylvania Agricultural college. The gentlu-
inen were escorted by thu major to his
private olllce for consultation. President
( ioodall , as chairman of thu committee ,
jireoi-nted the following :
"Itoiolved. That a committee of four be
uppolnted by the execullvo committee , of
whom Urn chairman of Ihu uxccullvo com
mittee shall be one , to wait upon President
elect MeKlnley and prroenl to him the Im
portance of such an organization and ad
ministration of thu De-partmenl of Agricul
ture as will glvu unity and permanence to
all Its scientific work and keep that work
from political Inlluonco. "
The resolution was passed by the repre
sentatives of the National Association of
Agricultural Colleges al Boston at thu time
of thu general meeting there two weeks ago.
President George W. Falrchlld of Kansas ,
Picsldent J. K. Stublu of the University of
Nevada and President James Smart of thu
Purdue ( Inil. ) college were expected to bu
present , but did not arrive In the city.
IMIIAXA MMIKT-AI.I.IC l.CAKIJi : .
Mrmlirr-N In I'm or of llolslei'lnn Up
tlu > I.nsl riiiiNr.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 10. The Indiana
Bimetallic league met this afternoon at the
uranii notei in answer to a call scnl out
by State President Allen W. Clark. Thu
committee consists of a delegate from each
congressional district. State Chairman Mnr-
lin of Ihe democratic committee was present.
In calling the meeting to order President
Clark said the object was In no sense a meel-
Ing of thu survivors lo indulge In reminis
cences of a disastrous defeat. Instead , It
was for the purpose of earnestly , conscien
tiously and Intelligently considering the
restoration of bimetallism. A letter was
read from Chairman James K. Jonus of thu
democratic national committee , in which lie
saiil ll sei itivil lhat thu feeling through
out the nal'on ' Is unanimously In favor ot
continuing the light for bimetallism. Chair
man Joint ) said that he agreed with thu
committee that Ill's ' was to be n campaign
of cdtnatlon. To do Ibis , as a complete and
compact organl/allon , wo must go forward
without noise and without bluster.
Letters were read from prominent silver
men from this and otlit-r states. Among
Iho letters was one from George Brt-niun.
president of tlio Chicago Ilimeiallle union.
The tciior of the letters and speeches was
tlmt there should be
no compromise or agree
ment with thu gold standard adhorcntn.
W. J. Bryan will bo abkod to make three
ipeeches In the stale at Iho proper lime.
The question of how clubs should ln > nialn-
l.ilncJ was considered , nnd It was said that
: nonpy would be raised to carry on the work
liy fiuhscripllon , the same as during Iho
Tun y.cnloiiM f | . 1'rw Silver.
SPHINGFIKLD. Mo. . Dec. 10. John C.
Nowblll , register of ilio Springfield land
office , lias been requested to send In ! IM |
re-signaiion to inu secretary or the Interior
or undergo charges of neglect of duty. Land
Olllcu Int-puclor Andrews has given 'Mm Ihn
alternative of resigning or having the laltur
send in n report that will mean removal. Mr.
Nuwblll wan appointed by Provident Cleve
land In .March , 18)1. ! ) Hu la paid to Imvo
neglected bin work to furlher Iho silver
\ < -\v U'liy ( n : | < . CiniiiiiilKii I'limlK.
TOPI3KA , Kan. , Due. 10.Tliu populK stale
commlllcu has a brok In which Ihe names of
candidates for appointive olllcen under the In
coming administration are roKletcrod. A feu
of $1 h churned for entering Ihe name of un
applicant In the book. TJio governor-elect
l Informed from lime lo limn of thu names
oa Hie llr'l. Thu money tbus lalvud will go
toAard Ihu payment of ? SOO in campaign
blllu which the committee ttlll owes.
HrlKliiiiii fur n Pliier.
SPHINGFIULD. Mass. , Dec. 10. The Mafl-
eiachueelts State grange lias adoplnd u reso
lution favoring Colonel J. H. Brlglmm of
Ohio for secretary of agriculture and a tele
gram wan srnt to Prculdent-i'lect MeKlnley
oxpriAslng the with of ihu etale grange in
\Viilllni'N I 'ntc hllll I iiei-rliiln.
I'llANKFOUT. Ky. . Dec. 10 , When llio
rotirl of appeals laal Thureday alllrmcd tlio
lower court's decision al Nowjiort , Ky. . In
scntonclng Seoti Jackson lo bo hanged , It
was expei led lhal the final decision In
Alonr.o Walllng't ) case would bo announced
today. A large * crowd was In wnltlni ; , but
the court did not hand down thu ducl.ilon
am ) will not do .no till next Saturday.
Itiiriu-il ) > > ' u I'm I I'll- I "Ire.
GUTHIUK , Okl. . Den. 10 , Tlio two chil
dren of William Blods'ne , living near
Susakwa. Semlnulu nation , wcro Inirni'd to
death by a pralrlo II ro whllo Mr. and Mm.
Blcdxoo wcro away from home. Tint children ,
a hey and girl , urfCd 12 mill II yearn , took
rofugu In the cellar when thu Humus aur-
roundi-d Uu-lr home. Tlio IIOUHO luuk lire and
biiruud , with the cklldruu
KMVA PIIHSM rOMS
Sioux City Tlmen ! Ux-Oovornor Ilolot' '
sugcosllon of a national currency "Imped o" ,
gold and silver alike" IMVM the Imprrs-
slon that IIP doesn't know Hint silver and gold
are not alike and never can bo made alike.
D-ivcnprrl Hepubllcan : There seems to b
a general opinion In fnvor of n manurac-
luring law. Tliu only question Is whether II
will bo n possibility to pare It at the coming
extra nosslon. A thing which Is worth ilolni
at all Is worth doing well , and there uholllO
bo no attempt to pass a mnnuf.icturliii ; la\i .
unli'fs the friends of mimifaclura arc ready ; } * '
to conrcntraio their forces nnd make rtn
eiturt that \\lll win.
Sioux City Journal : Thcro are two prin
cipal changes In the Iowa Ilijuor hw which
oiiKlit to have been made at Iho last roE'i ' *
lar sesilon of the legislature , and which , not
having been made then , ought to be m idfl
at the flrrt pw-alble moment. One of tl'est '
chaiiKO Is repeal of the clause which ro
aulresi a 05 per ccnl majority petition III
coiintloH of a certaJn population , where.is
only a majority petition Is required In noun-
ties having a larger population. The dis
crimination Is unjust and unrcviMiinlile , nnd
ought never tn have been made. The couu-
llcs discriminated ntalnst Imvo a vlt'lit to
complain. They have not only a right to
bo heard , but to secure relief. They only
nsk fair play. Then there should bu pro
vision for the legal manufacture of alcohol
slnco It ty leg.il to sell the same. The Iowa
law la anomalous In both lliew res > poei. > .
The people of Io a are not going to permit
tin-no rnomnllrs long to romatn on tlio
statutebook. . As mater of fact , they
could have born lung since wiped out It theiu
had been bettor managemeiil.
KI.ASIIKS < ! ' I'l'.V.
Chicago ISecnrd : "Vocalists have Iwf ,
mnrki-d porilllullllc.i. "
" \Vhit : < ire Wiey ? " . ,
"Those who can Hlng Imvo to bo coi\or : >
losing , nml these who can'l sing have to bo
coaxed to stop. "
Puck : Prohibitionist U you didn't drink
you might l > c worth 13,000.
Arid Atkins I know , boss : but wet good
would J3.000 do ino If 1 illilu'1 drink ?
I'hlladelphlix Herord : "Lawyers am hill ; *
l < honograph . " says HrotlierVatUlns. . "Kt
lakes money lo inako 'cm talk. '
Chicago 'I'rlbunc : "leo is nn awfully
ruinous tlilnj ? , " sighed Cliolly. "InMiit.r
whole towns are liaiilirupled bv leigor : < .
nnd In sumim-r the young men are I > .inhtui > -
teil by Ice-cream "
Detroit Trlbuuo : "Old you not know. "
tbu t-oiirt , "tbnl such M poor copy of
n , genuine bill would surely bu ilelerteir. ' "
The rountprfelter IOPHPI ! bin half li.u-lc
from bU bltii'-voluod lirow. " 1 votiiiht. " bo
haughtily answered , "an nrtlstlc rather than
n llnanclal sueccst * . " Ti
Washington Star : "Say , " Maid Wie gentlp-
iiinn wllb the peagrnen whNkurs , " 1 stru.-k
soinelhlng pretty hot on ono Of thu ilown-
lown bill boanlM. "
"Whal was It ? " asked the gontlonmn iwlth
DIP bald wig.
"A match. "
Detroit I'TPO Press : " \Vlint do you mean by
MhovliiK HIP like that ? " askcil the irate pas-
senirer of HIP street ear conductor.
"Because 1 believe that when you sec a
good thing you Mlionlil push 11 along. "
Chicago Triliunn : "Veil , " groaned Hip
Van Winkle , as IIP awoke , fell of bis lontf
prav lipitril , looked at his runty nun Jiint
i ll.ipldatcil cloiliei , .siritgglcil painfully lo lil-i
feet , and gnzed bewlldcn-il nt the valley far
below him , "vot a high old time. 1 inusl hn/
hail lasd night ! "
IN riJI'UVS COUUT.
Now York Truth.
"He wlio hesitates Is lost. "
Thus the ancient saying ran.
Waliderl..g far or tempest tosseil.
Men have learned II to their cosl
Ever slnco Ihu world began.
In Iho Courl of Cupid , though.
He II llghl of moon or mm ,
Tu ! the future weal or woe.
While Plr 1'luinu Is bcmllng low.
Shu who he-sltatuH Is won.
I TYI3II KATir.S SI I OK.
I tyoil Kale's shoo ; she paused .a lylllo
Ami Hlii-wpil In ino yo trimnt nylkcn Ince ,
I.yftliiB a llotuipp of llowerhiK lirocailp.
Anil lawnlo skirts , whcro fragrant odours
"Wilt tyo my shoe ? " she nttkcil , and paused
I ilyil not Icnow lio\v pcrylous a ilaco
Was al her foci , of ilnngpr saw no Iracp ,
When , kiippllni ; 'noiilli Ilio lyailca's clieti-
lu-roil sliailp ,
I tyed Knto's shoe.
YP. lymn I took was surpllo no dlsfjrapo ,
Alllio' Kale sayd no. with a Hushing faro ;
Ami yi-t , aliiw , tho' lyttk- delayed ,
I lyi-d my hoarl within Iho knot I imulc.
Whon. can-lPiw all of lovo'a Mlyo Interlace.
1 tyed Kale'H shoe.
That is an essential truth re
garding our advertising. We
mean to always be within
bounds and are ready to stand
by every claim we make for
the superiority of the clothing1
of our manufacture and for
reasonableness of our prices.
This is true of the Children's
as well as the Men's Overcoats
and Strts , and true too of
everything in our Furnishings
If any purchase is not whol
ly satisfactory , let us Unow
promptly and it shall b made
right or your money will ) ; a
refunded without a word.
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