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licofllcc to bestow lists more frli'iids just
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liny thu llildlcr.
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noisy prl/.o llu-hti-rs out of court outfit
to lie awai'di'd the chiiinplonshlp bolt
wlthout"ftirthcr ilisputi' .
\Vc.vlci1 has now been hanged In oflljjy
Rpvi-rstl times. If this Is not a sign of
true great ness the Spanlsli horoscope
must be out of working order.
If there Is to lit ; war the provocation
outfit to come from Spain. The moral
position of the United Slates as si paelllo
nation forced Into hostilities would tltun
Itoports from Kmncc of 61 part In 1
failure of the champagne grape crop
need not terrify consumers In this
country so long as American apple trees
continue to yield In abundance.
The intelligence thai China has joined
with other nations In accepting si code
of rules designed to prevent collisions at
sea Is one of the most conclusive proofs
of recent years that the "world do
If the unfortunate battleship Texas
could be manned entirely by belligerent
I'nlted States senators It Is safe to pre
dict that she would lloal at least long
enough to get them to a place of com
Times must be Improving when an
actress can complain of having been
robbed of $1'J5 In cash. How many
actresses were there a few months ago
who did not have ? 12T of which they
be robbed ?
A year ago the people of the United
States were worked up almost to the
poh.it of war with Oreat Britain. Today
Spain Is the object of the popular wratli.
Uepublics , like women , are always
privileged to change their minds.
A few \vraeions American war cor
respondents within the lines of the
Cuban belligerents might have spared
holh sides of the conlllct the necessity
of doing so much tall lying about facts
which ought to be easy of verlllcatlon.
It Is suggested that there Is room for
reform In the system of managing our
Htato Institutions through a multiplicity
of boards. On this point there should
be no tllu'orence of opinion. A legisla
ture bent on economy will not have to
hunt long for places Inviting retrench
In making his application for a re
ceiver for the suspended Silver Knight
newspaper , sinil alleging that for $1. < )00 )
for which he obligated himself he has
already spent $ ltoO ) ( ) In his excursion
Into Journalism. Senator Stewart of
Novnda Is seen to be sllll loyal to the
ratio of 10 to 1.
llryan's followers are boasting that
their candidate polled more votes In
181)0 ) than Cleveland did In 1S ! ' , when
he swept the country. Hut Cleveland
had no populist endorsement. Add to
the Cleveland vote of IS)1. ! ) the populist
vote of that year and the difference- will
show how far llrysut fell In-hind.
The free high school law enacted by
the last legislature has struck snags in
several parts of the state. If there are
really doubts ius to Its constitutionality
a case ought to bo made up so Hint an
authoritative ruling might be hud In
time to have thu defects , if any , remedied -
died by the coming legislature.
Among the matters that will come be
fore the legislature will be the conllrma.
lion of the ( ladings of ( he Joint boundary
commission appointed by Nebraska anil
South Dakota to adjust a disputed strip
of thu state line. This controversy
Koems to have been satisfactorily ar
ranged by the joint commission , and
unless theru are objections ba.sed on
valid grounds the continuation of thu
report should bo a more matter of
Nebraska has been assured by those
who assume to have authority to speak
the best govi'inmcnt during the next
two years that It has over hail. This ,
wo are told , Is to be the goal which the
new state administration will keep con-
slanlly In view. Our citizens are to
hin'e returns for the conlldoueo reposed
In the stale olllcers-elect In a govern
ment honestly and economically admin
istered In all of Its branches. Nothing
could .suit the people of Nebraska bet
ter than the fulfillment of these prom
ises. The best government they have
over had Is what the people of every
slate are looking for and the best gov
ernment they have ever had Is what
they will be demanding for all time to
While few now sitlHcrlbe to the old
Idea that that government Is best which
governs least , the demand Is for such
a conduct of the public affairs as will
not only keep the burden of taxation
within reasonable limits , but make
every taxpaylng clllxen feel that he Is
getting full value for the money he Is
called on to contribute to the treasury
In the shape of taxes. If public funds
are used to defray the salaries of need
less olllelals , wasted In unnecessary or
extravagant expenditures , or diverted
Into the pockets of dishonest contrac
tors ami Jobbers , the taxpayer natur
ally and rightfully thinks that he lists
been personally defrauded. There Is
no question that much of the popular
discontent In this state and elsewhere
Is traceable to the failure of public olll-
clals to apply to the public ! business the.
same principles of honesty and econ
omy which they would apply to private
transactions affecting their own Inter
ests only. The man who Is elected to
public oilier ; ought to feel that he lists
not only the ssime responsibility that
would attach to the manngement of his
own business , but a double responsibil
ity arising out of the trust which he
has undertaken to execute for others.
From si still different point of view ,
it Is to be hoped that the promises of
good government held out to the people
of Nebraska will not prove siltogethor
Idle. The reputation of a stale outside
of Its own boundaries depends largely
upon the character of the government
It enjoys. Capital and labor can be
attracted or repelled by good or bstil
government , by low or high tax rates ,
by public economy or public extrava
gance. At this particular time , when
Investors are on the alert for promising
tlelds for placing Idle capital and thou
sands of Industrious citizens are lookIng -
Ing about to make new homes In the
most inviting spots , the importance of
Nebrasksi holding out Irresistible in
ducements Is not to be underestimated.
The best government we have ever
had Is none too good for the people of
this state. Hy all means let us have
It without delay.
COST ( ) / ' I'llK IMS AT. TKXDKHS.
The report of the comptroller of the
currency contains a statement Intended
to show the great , cost of maintaining
the greenback circulation and of course
to supply sin argument for the retire
ment of that currency. Doubtless the
advocates of such retirement will ap
peal to this statement In support of
their position , so that It Is Important
that its erroneous and misleading char
acter be exposetl.
Mr. Kckels gives the total principal
of bonds sold for resumption purposes
sis being .f.'l.'T.JSlo.-lOO sind the Interest
at 4 per cent on average of free gold
In treasury from .January 1 , IS" ! ) , to
January , isiir. . sit Jf'.n.-nu.uwu. tnese
sums together making . < ji-ir > 1l."vl)0. ( ) lie
computes the Interest on all bonds sold
'from January 1. 1S ! > . " > , to dates of ma
turity , at S'J.s.'MM.-i.Mii. to which Is
added the United Slates outstanding.
$ : M i , < 5SlU10 , making together StttO.trJC.-
1(52. ( He thus llgures a total cost and
liability duo to the legal tender notes ,
or greenbacks , iimonntlng to J1OS1-
SSl.nii' ' . On the other hand , If the
United Stsites notes had been funded
on January 1 , 1ST ! ) , In 4 per cent bonds
the cost to the government would have
been , as the comptroller states It : Prin
cipal of bonds , . - ? : ! - ( . ( ! . . ( ) ( o ; Interest to
maturity (110 ( years ) . ? ; ) r , t HIMO-a :
total ens ! of : ? 741.S ! > 7..IO. Tims he
imikes It sijipenr that the government
would have saved by funding no less
than JjSS.-Mi.SWl..J-J : } .
15ut there sire serious defects In the
comptroller's method of computation.
In the llrat place it is to be observed
that It Is unfair to saddle upon the.
legal tenders the burden of the bunds
since sold , not only on their account ,
but on that of the general , expense. }
of the government. During the ilrst
fourteen years after resumption the
gold provided by the sale-of bonds In
1S77 and 1S7S was sin simple reserve
for the notes In existence during tluit
period. It wan only when the revenue
of the government had begun to 'fall
short of Us expenses thsit more gold
wsis required. It will be noted thut
.Mr. Kekels charges Interest upon the
gold for which the" bonds were sold ,
thus reckoning It both on the bonds
and on the gold. This is obviously
Incorrect. Another fault In the comp
troller's statement Is the fact Ihsit ho
makes no allowance for the proceeds
of bond ales used to meet current
expenses , amounting to some $ li0oHV ! (
( XH > . Then he Includes In his state
ment as an outstanding liability the
gold , legal tender notes and tresisnry
notes that are In possession of the gov
ernment. Instead of deducting thorn
from Ills estimate of the co t of the
grccnbsicks. When all the proper cor
rections are made on these account ; *
the result Is found to be that tlio true
cost of the greenbacks since 1ST ! ) and
present liability on account thrrcof Is
about $ till,00 < M > : > 0 , as compsircd with
$7-n,8)7'MO ! ) If they had bi-en funded
In 1S71) ) . Indeed , the llnanclalvrlter of
the New York Sun , discussing thu
statement of the comptroller of the
currency , says that crediting the legal
tenders with the Interest they have
wiverl produces a balance In their favor
of more than 100 per cent.
Thus another argument for the re
tirement of the greenbacks has been
disposed of and the advocates of that
plan of "currency reform" will have to
llud bouio other rcutioii In uupport of
their dcmnnd for gelling rid of a cur
rency which la entirely acceptable to
the people nnd which never gave the
least trouble to the treasury so long as
the revenues of the government equalled
the expenditures and there was nothing
to create llnanclal distrust. Since mon
etary stability became assured the
country has witnessed the exchange on
a considerable- scale of gold for green
backs , the national treasury having
gained In this way some ? 1S.IMMMHM )
or Jf'Jo.ooo.tXK ) ot gold. Agitation for
the retirement of the legal tender notes
will undoubtedly continue , but parlies
In congress will understand that it
does not come from the people and
may therefore safely be disregarded.
1'iiuM Tin : I'liACTic.ii. si
Thu advantages of Omsiha as a sugar
refining center are sibly set forth else
where In tills paper in an article con
tributed by one of our leading business
men who has had large experience sis
a msinufactuier. In presenting the sub
ject In all Its bearings great stress Is
laid upon si fact which his : been hereto
fore overlooked. Capitalists who invest
money In manufacturing plants always
weigh the advantages and drawbacks.
They must not have merely easy accei's
to the raw materials , but also facilities
for consuming sill parts not directly
converted Into the llnlshed product.
Above all things they need good trans
portation facilities that will enable
them to reach every market.
There Is no dllllculty In llmllng locu
tions In Nebraska that will supply a
snlllclent quantity of sugar beats for
a factory of large cstpacity. but there
Is dltllcnlty In tludlng the necessary lu-
bor at the right time and in disposing
to advantage of sill the by-products of
the root. At the most available locst-
llons there is still this drawback , that
the factory can be kept In operation
only silmnt three to four months of the
year. That means dead capital In buildIngs -
Ings and machinery for two-thirds of
the. year and the throwing out of work
of skilled mechanics during a similar
A great glucose and beet .sugar fac
tory at Omsiha , or rsither South Omaha ,
would have sill the advantages of other
locations without any of the dissidvsin-
tstges. The soil of the surrounding
country within twenty miles on both
sides of the river will grow most abun
dant crops .of line beets and the factory
would be accessible to farmers at com
paratively nominal cost for delivery
and handling. With thirteen railroads
converging sit Omaha the factory would
enjoy unrivalled facilities for reaching
all polnU of the compass. Ily combin
ing the manufsiclure of glucose with
that of beet sugsir the factory would
be kept In opera I Ion sill the year round ,
thus affording steady employment to
worklngmen and women. At South
Omaha all the Ingredients of the beet
root could be utilized while sit the ssime
time the packing houses would con
tribute materials for the use of the glu
cose works ami sugsir rellnery.
From a business standpoint , there
fore. Omaha Is one of the very few
locations In the country that siffords
every possible facility for the protitable
conversion into sugar of the corn and
beets grown In this section. .It Is only
a question of time when Omsiha shall
be able to boast of the largest glucose
and sugar factories in America.
The country will llnd reassurance in
the interview given out J > y Secretary
OJjiey In reference to the position of
the senate foreign relations committee
on the Cuban Issue. The secretary of
stsito points out that the power to recog-
nl/.e the so-called republic of Cuba as
sin independent state rests exclusively
with the executive and he pretty
plainly Implies that the president will
neb abdicate1 this power to congress
that Is to ssiy , that he will not necessa
rily be governed by any action that con
gress may take in the matter. The
resolution which it Is proposed to report
to the senate on Monday Is si joint reso
lution and therefore ivuulring .submis
sion to the president for his approval
or disapproval if it should puss both
branches of congress. Jn the event of
Its being disapproved by the president
it might be passed over his veto , in
which case there might arise tin Issue
between the legislative said executive
hrsinclics of the government , growing
out of the refusal of the president to
carry the resolution Into effect. That
the president would refuse to sict Is
hardly to be doubted. lie Avould prob
ably hold that congress had nought
to usurp authority which belongs ex
clusively to the executive nnd which
could not he countenanced without es-
tsibllshing a dsuigeious precedent. lie
would Insist upon maintaining his ex
clusive power In the matter and It Is
highly probable that he would1 have the
support of the country In doing no.
The secretary of slate points out the
probable 111 effects that would follow
the adoption by congress of such si
resolution as the senate committee has
agreed upon and they arc of a nsituru
which cannot fall to arrest the atten
tion of the country. If the protection
of the lives ami property of our citi
zens in Spain or elsewhern Is to be In
any degree jeopardized by the ptstage :
of the proposed resolution nnd It would
be futile so far as'the Cubans are con
cerned , no sensible man can doubt that
It should not be passed and that the
wise course would1 be to abandon II.
We take It that the Interview of Secre
tary Olney was designed to .suggest this.
If the resolution Is certain ti/i / fall of its
purpose It Is folly to press It. If Its
adoption would serve only to hold out
false hope to the Cubans ami to excite
popular parlous here and In Spain ,
there is no Justitlcsition for adopting
if. It Is not needed to attest American
sympathy with the Cuban cause. The
world fully undcrMands the sentiment
of our people and this would not be
made any clearer by the contemplated
It Is to be expected' ' that the state-
mi'iit of the secretary or slsile , which
will command the respectful considera
tion of all thoughtful nnd conservative
men , will tend to Induce members of
congress to give more careful delibera
tion to this mutter thau some of them
h.nvt' ( .I'Cimnt ' tUfiMjlo ! 'ln ' < * 1'11 ' * l'os' '
slbllny of i1 n priivc Issue1 lu -
UviH'ti.thc1 osi'j u iiinl li-Klslatlvo tlo-
liartnutits of ifjg ( toviTHiiH'iit should
inthuv thiMii tiJ ui est seriously Inquire
\ vluMliiMtlio eio itifri of the Cubans Jus-
tlfy action : stie'h n re-suit.
/Oil-it AM. IK KXIWITIVX ,
The loglslutiffegff lo.wa. which Is soon
to convene In J XKI session , should not
fall to make such additional appropria
tion for nil oxltyblt at the Triinsmlssls-
sippl Kxposltliifi'jjns will belli a state so
great In nattapr resourci's-a state of
such vast cortiinerclnl Interests. The
legislature of low i meets once every two
years. It convened last whiter nnd will
therefore not moot In regular session
agsiln untilIt would be too late to msike
an appropriation to this end. II Is neces
sary that the appropriation slia'l ' be made
at the coming extra session.
Nothing stands In the way of this
being done , its the proclamation of Gov
ernor Drake does not conllno the legis
lature to any particular Held of action.
Last whiter the leglslatitio passed a bill
appropriating jjsio.imo. with the quite
general understanding that this amount
was simply intended as an exhibition of
Interest and good faith In the project
tim\ that an additional sippropriatlon of
not less than Jj < 7i"i.ooi > would follow.
Whatever doubt oxlstoil In the minds of
the people of Iowa at thsit time as to
the merit of the undertaking and the
Biilvantagos to bo gsilned. It must IneJesir
to them now that the proposed exposi
tion will bi- one of mammoth proportions
tions and one sit which no western stsite
especially si gresit agricultural state
like Iowa can silford to be poorly rep
Iowa owes It ( o herself to he liberal In
this matter , perhaps as much , If no
more , than does tiny other state. Itelnv ,
Iraversed by the great trunk lines ovei
which the eastern capitalists will have
to travel In coming to and returning
from the exposition , Iowa will be dnallj
betiellted by the exhibit she makes of
her products and by having her sweep
Ing Holds of grain and1 long stretches of
fertile soil personally viewed by people
of. enterprise and meant * .
XlCAKAUr.l CAXAL Jtlhl. .
It ) Is very doubtful whether there wll
be any action sit this session on tin.
Nicaragua canal bill which Is pending
In congress , but the friends of tlm
measure seem determined to-press It to
consideration and they are probablj
sittllclently numerous to stccompllsl
this. When a petition was recently clr
ciliated asking tin- house committee 01
rules to set aside a time for the con
slderutlon of the Jtill , so that si vote
can be reached on it , there wsis no dllll
culty In getting signers both simong re
publicans and democrats and this ha *
been accepted as * meaning that there
would be no trouble about passing tin.
bill In the house. Indeed , It Is tin.
opinion that There Is majority in
either house * favorable to the measure ,
but there Is some doubt as to what
President Clevi/land / would do with smj
mesisnre providingin , .any way for gov
ernment aid , either1 by guarantee or di
rect sippropriafjon , toward constructing
The political platforms nil favor the
canal and this is doubtless regarded by
most members of congress sis binding
upon them , but none the less the propo
sition tlisit. the government shall sit this
time assume sin obligation of ! ? 100,0X- ( )
000 or more is sure to encounter consid
erable opposition. This might not be
effective against the measure In the
house , but It could be msidc so In the
semite , where si few persistent , oppo
nents of the bill could prevent action
on It. H Is this which warrants the be
lief that the measure cannot be passed
by the present congress , notwithstand
ing the facti that It has enough sup
porters in either house to pass it if it
.should be brought to a vote.
AVIth regard to public- sentiment , It Is
very questionable whether a majority
of the people , could their views be ob
tained , would approve of the govern
ment taking upon Itself , under present
conditions , so large sin obligation sis the
construction of the Nicaragua canal in
volves. The bosird of engineers sip-
polnlcd under the authority of congress
to insike sin Investigation estimated the
cost of building the waterway sit up
wards of : ? iti)0i.0 : : ) ) ! ) ( ) and while the
accuracy of this estimate 1ms boon
questioned , still it is generally nl-coptod
as conservative. That Is a Isirge sum
of money for the government to become
responsible for when Its revenue Is run
ning behind expenditures and there is
an addition to the public debt to be
provided for out of future revenue.
Granting all that Is claimed as to the
Importance of the Nicaragua canal , it
can wait until the financial condition
and outlook of the national treasury is
more favorable than at present.
Samuel Oompors wants the labor or
ganizations 'constantly represented at
the seat of government during the ses
sions of congressto guard and further
the Interests oMIilior. In other words ,
lie wants the Irdjjc-s'unions ' to copy sifter
tlio great railway vtind Industrial cor
porations in malritsilning n paid lobby at
Washington. 'jyi'i > [ qiiestlon Is whether
because the truwtH-nnd monopolies hi-
dulge In si porlilcJous practice labor
should take It tij'i iUso or should secure
Its abolition. The psild lobby has thus
far pioved a u tin co to the people's
rights. Will It / > c.ilniproYcd ! by Inject
ing labor's roproVciftatives Into HV
The SI. Louis Itopnbllc announces that
if we must HghK Spain , .Miss'our ! will
furnish all the colonels necessary to lead
our troops to glorious victory In Cuba.
.Missouri must not be allowed to outdo
Its sister states. Nebraska will supply
thu Judges required to Alt on courts-
martial , and we have no donht that
lowsi can be freely drawn on for all the
quartermasters demanded for the oc
The llrltlsh press , with Its IIKIIU !
ludicrous Insularity and misapprehen
sion of conditions on this side of the
water , believes that In the present crisis
"the calm Judgment of the American
people will override JlngoUm , as In the
Venezuelan case. " The general impres
sion In this country Is that during the
Venezuelan controversy the ICngllsh people
ple wore fully ns "calm" ns the Ameri
It Is announced that Italy Is to hold an
International exposition at Turin In INKS
to celebrate the llftleih anniversary of
the war of Independence and the fram
ing of the Italian constitution. Italian
residents of the I'nlted States have been
specially Invited to participate. The ex
position will be under the patronage of
the government and It Is promised will
do credit to the Italian nation of today.
In view of the liberal exhibit which
Italy made at the Chicago World's fair ,
the United States will only be re-
elproesltlng favors received by seeing to
It that It has proper ropiesontntlon at
A company of Japanese engineers
has arrived In this country on si tour
for the purpose of studying American
and Kuropi'tin railway systems. When
It comes to dllllciilt engineering feats
American railway construction will
compare with any In the world. Ot
the nuiiiorous complaints enterer
aualnsl the railroads of this country
few relate to the mechanical and ongl
nccrlug aspects of railway work.
California volunteers to supply n cabl
net member to McKlnley and to mala
the man lit whatever portfolio may be
assigned. It offers to furnish si lawyei
for attorney general or a farmer foi
secretary of agriculture , a military expert
pert for secretary of war and so on dowi
the list. Califotnia is the most accom
modating stale In the union.
We may be sure that should any of
the local nisimtgprs of the popocratlt
campaign bo subpoenaed to appear as
witnesses In the pending legislative con
test , the way In which their receipts
check books sintl vouchers will have dls
appeared anil their memories beconu
defective would do credit to a man win
was deaf , dumb and blind.
It Is stated on good authority that the
bill just passed by the house of repre
sentatives prohibiting the sale of llquoi
In the national capltol wsis voted for b.\
most of Its. supporters with the distinct
understanding that It would be killed In
the M-nato , and tlisit should it by chance
become si law none would be more dlssip-
pointed over It than they.
Hawaiian annoxsitlonlsts say thsit
their hopes of sinnexsitlon are bound to
be realized before long , but tltsit the sin-
iiexatlon will be annexation to Japan
unless the United States comes to the
rescue. For a few Islands of such
small size Hawaii Is having si huge and
varied experience lu si mighty short
period of time.
VcrxnllHy of Kvprrt 'IVnlliMoiiy.
New York Press.
The beauty of expert testimony Is that
neither side of a cnse need go without It.
Walt Till ( lii > HlllH Conic In.
Talk may bo cheap , but too much talk
In Washington during the next three months
may cost the country dear.
Try 11 Hock.
After all , It's strange how a glass trust
can maintain Itself so long , since nothing
can bo more easily broken.
AnI'lcdircM True to 1,1 fcf
WaphliiKlon 1'ost ,
The pictures of the women who partici
pate in politics ami nro elected to olllco
show them to bo the sort of women that men
seldom fall In love with.
ICnsy llontc In AVInlcr HoNiirl.
' Chicago Chronicle.
The Cuban sympathy craze In this coun
try forms a very easy way to reach Florida
during tlio winter. On arriving In the land
of ( lowers you can change your mind and go
A IIlulilcoiis Tux.
It Is probably true that the new tariff
bill will not provide for a tax on foreign
noblemen who como over hero for rich
girls , but that is no argument against tbo
righteousness of such an action.
Tlio CiirTi'iv'M ICncll.
The district court at Omnha has declared
the curfew ordinance of that city unconsti
tutional , and has thus municd the clapper
of another bit of mediaeval paternalism
Out there's nothing to prevent parents tak
ing the law Into their own hands and ex
pediting with moral suasion the Instinctive
juvenile tardiness which , despite the prom
ise of health , .vealth nnd wisdom , la as
slow to lie down at night as It Is to arise
In the morning.
Tin.luillolnl Snnll l-iice.
St. 1'uul IMonccr Press.
It has been announced recently that tbo
testimony in thu famous Dell telephone case ,
which lias been In progress In tbo federal
court at. Boston for ten years , less ono
month. Is "ahnosi concluded. " As both tbo
iiatenta In question lapsed two or three years
ago , It would nerm that the court might
profitably turn Its attention to finding out
what It lias been doing during the ton years.
The Avbolo thing Is a preposterous travesty
on Judicial proceedings.
l.II < llf till * lllllTllloCM.
A pathetic sign of the times'Is the sending
of a twelve-lino message throughout iho
country from Salt Lalto City , announcing the
drath of a buffalo bull on Antelope Ish.nd In
3reat Salt lake. There nro many reprcsenta-
.Ivcn In congress who would not receive that
nuch Attention after death. The dead anl-
nnl Is sorrowfully described as. . "ono ot the
cat full-blooded buffaloes In the country. "
Now Hint ho Is dead his body has been taken
o Salt Lake City andIs' ' now on exhibition.
Ml this In a country where the bison once
roved In countless herds nnd formed nlniojt
ho solo sugtonanco of whole tribes of In
Allfii'N I'tilHIriil lliim-ouilM * .
K'uicas City Ktnr.
There IH no reaeon why Senator Allen's
resolution to Inquire. Into the question of
using money In ejections should have cre
ated a "stir" In the senate ywlerday. It
vaa simply n bit of buncombe , essentially
Ulenesuo' ( | and thoroughly harmless. Of
course there was plenty of money apent In
ho campaign , anil each party got all It
could. Much of It was apent legitimately ,
hough probably wnstofully and foolishly ,
and probably tiomo part was disbursed con-
rary to law. Hut the purpctio of Senator
Mien waa not primarily to discover the relative -
ativo portions of the fund devoted to proper
and Improper purposes. His object was to
get a tllng at the "lianltera. the innnii-
ucturcrn. the rollroad-i or other corporations
and the millionaires , " and Incidentally
naybe , to exploit his disappointment that
bo allvor mine ownera didn't fulfill populist
expectations In the liberality of their con-
rlbutlons. In any event , the election la
over , and there bi nothing to bo gained by
iicli Inquiries an Senator Allen's resolution
ontcmplutt'4. It is to bo regretted that BO
nticli money H npent In parly campaigns ,
jut tin * educational work In the lasit canvas *
vaa prodlglnuj nnd probably worth all It
cost. Hut. whether that bo trtto or not , It
s clear that the ovll will not bo corrected
ly such procciuci as ( Senator Allen li en-
favoring to put In motion.
THU . .fACK4l\M\ ) NTH.
I'lilliulolphin Ledger The1 Jni-hjonliin club
of OmnhA hug expelled nil Its nn mbors who
tlld not vote for llrynn and So all. Audrow
Jackson would have the flfiht of his life
to KOI Into that club.
Huff.ilo Kx | > rcM : The Jacksoninu club of
Onvih.i Is ( spelling nil Ornioer.its who did
not vote for liryan. Thlw may bt > proper ,
but It Is shocktnn to hear the Jnikaonlan
club drscnbPd as "flu aristocratKoig.inlR.v
linn. " Is It pojulblo Hint tbero run bo , iny
connection between the Young Trlbuno of
the I'ooplo and artotocrary ?
Phlad-'lplila ! Hcoord : Tito Jar-ksonlati club
of OiitBln has dropped from ibo rolls the
: iuie. : < of all democrats uho refuted to Blip-
port Candidate * liryan , and , since nil the
prominent federal onifcholdctu In Nebraska
nro Included In this category. It Is likely
that b > tlio lime the weeding out procevta
shall have bom llnlshed most of the garden
will be over Hie garden wall.
New York Sun : TliV name of tbo Jack-
sonlan club of Omaha must he regarded ns
severely Iroi.lcal. for tbo Institution has
Just dropped a number of democrats who
committed the crime of continuing to be
democrats nnd refusing to support the re
pudiation tlokct. The notice to the expelled
members guilty of being democrats contains
n common but none the less extensile He.
It speaks of liryan and Sewall as "the reg
ularly nominated candidates of the demo
cratic party. " The taeltt tire that tbo "reg
ularity" of the Hili-ago ronvemlnn waa de
stroyed by cxmialnn of the regular and
genuine den ocratlc delegation from thu
state of Michigan , and liryan himself was
at the hca.l of a contesting popullstlc dele
gation from Nebraska which would never
have been admitted to a regular democratic
.convention. . 1'i-obably the so-called Jack-
sonlan rlnb of Omaha lies nbout iho "regu
larity" of the Chicago convention from habit
rather than from any Immediate necessity.
i > iitso\\ij : AMI oTiiin\visi : : .
The police depirlment of New York City
want * $7,000,000 for keeping the wicked
under surveillance next jcar.
Kellx Knuro. president of the Krcnch re
public , has Just announced to the committee I |
of the . ? oclcte den fler-a de I.ettres that ho i
Ovstnbllshed a triennial prize of 1.000 francs ,
to be given to the writer who shall rocclvo
n majority vote of the soclctv.
The craze- for posters Is said to be on
the wane as the result of too many of them
anil their decline In artistic merit. Many
eastern newsdealers that used to pell
them now give them away , nnd find custom
ers rather reluctant nt that.
A pawnshop with $200,000 Invested capi
tal Is being conducted lu New York on the
philanthropic principle of charging only 1
per cent a month , while the regular pawn
shops charge 2'i per cent. The Investment
pays 0 per cent , which Is a very good return -
turn for philanthropy.
Commander Mooth-Tuckcr of the Salvation
Army announces that the army has estab
lished In New York City a bureau for
tracing lost and missing friends. No charge
Is made , nave for postage , betters should
bo addressed , "Inquiry IJepartment , " 122
West Fourteenth street. New York.
The Baltimore Sun Is authority for the
statement that "the city of Jacksonville ,
Kla. , is deriving from a municipal electric
light plant a profit of about $1,000 a month
o\'er ' operating expenses Vor commercial
lighting. Tbc cost of the plant was $100,000.
At the faine time It is furnishing the city
with light worth. It Ls estimated , $17,803.
I'roiMiHcil ItcCoiMiiN In tin * lufcrc.st of
HllNlllrHN M < M.
St. Paul rioncor I'recs.
An Improvement In the postal service , of
greater advantage to thu public than the
proposed permission of private- postal cards ,
would betbo Introduction of n plan for
giving receipts , when desired , for ordinary
mall matter when deposited In the post-
offices , an payment of an additional fee
of say 1 cent for each receipt. There
are numerous occasions when It Is de
sirable to retain some proof of a letter
having been mailed , for legal purposes , and
persona dispatching letters to the poatotllce
by n messenger would often like n receipt
In evidence that such letters were properly I
mailed. Hut the greatest demand for such '
receipts comes from book , publishers and
from city merchants who are making an
Increasing use of the malls for the trans
mission of small parcels , of not sufficient
value to Justify the payment of a ID-cent
registry fee. The cash mall order depart
ments of many stores do an enormous busi
ness of this character , and Hid Inability
to show a receipt for goods actually mailed ,
but claimed not to have been received by
parties to whom sent , Is the source of
much annoyanceIt not Infrequently hap
pens that a merchant or publisher feels
obliged to Bend goods a second time In order
that no Imputation may rest on bis In- .
Hank receipts could be prepared and sold
jy the department , singly or In little- books
Ike those used by express companies , only
smaller , and the sender , being obliged to
fill up the blank himself with a copy of the'
address on his letter or package , all that
would remain for the postolflco clerk to do
would bo to compare the receipt with the
package and to stamp It with the ordinary
dating stamp of the office. This plan would ,
nvolvo very llttlo cxpenso to the govern-
ncnt , no liability , and no extra careIn the
landllng of the mall receipted for all of
which could bo specified on the printed
'orm and It would bo an Improvement
jencrally appreciated , while at the same
.line It would bo a source of much needed
additional revenue. It would not materially
affect the rc'-clpts ' of the rofiliilerpd niftll do
imrtmcnt ( especially If llmllril pnvcrnincnl
liability for reglMeretl pm-k K' ' Is .i * mncit
as Just proposed In the postmanter gcncral'l
report ) , anil no other reasonable objection
to It can bo rained.
1 ? cnMor Cullom of Illlnolx ban already expressed - i
pressed himself favorably to the plan , nnd n t
little effort on the part of thoc Interested.
i may secure ltd adoption , although sonio of
ficials In ilm I'nstotilrfl dpparttm-nt. for rea
sons unknown , decline to Indorse It.
III.AMS 1'IUMI HAM'S IIOHV.
Tm ! pond I * an ocean to tlio udpolo. ,
Kfop the heart young , ami thp boJy wll'l
be slow In growing old.
The man who wear * a hair ehlrt hatpa
those \vlio dress comfortably.
The Inventor of plus did more for tha
world limn the builder of the pyramids.
It Is bettor to have little talent and n
noble purfH'so ' , than much talent and no
A HanctlfleM millionaire made the dpvlt
very tired In the days of Job , and the entiio
kind of a man pan do the name thiiiK yet.
Much of the trouble In this world Is caused
by the man with the beam In his eye trying
to point out the mule In hid brother's eye.
Nothing pays umallcr dlvlilomln In uplr-
Itual results , than making a specially of
discovering the shortcoming of other folks.
How It would soften the pu h of the door
In the book agent's faro ponu'tlmrs. If wo
could MOO the llttlo hands that wtrotch out
to him for blend.
rrilKUW SII.VI.I. MIT im < ! .
Philadelphia Ledger : Queer , Isn't It. to
have the curfew law dec-lured unconstitu
tional , when the curfew \vas an r tnMlnhrJ
custom before eonatltutli.ua were thoueht of.
1'hllndclplila Times : That wcstctn JU.IKO
who declared the curfew law uneoiHtltu-
tlotial evidently reasoned that us youtlfH
day Is quickly past , It should have a llttlo
of the night.
Dos Molnes header : The Omaha small boy
will disport himself In the muon'lght wlth-
out danger of being arrested b > the big
policeman. A Judge , In a decision Invalidat
ing the ordinance , has paraphrased the re
frain of Itose Terry Coolie's "Curfew Shai ;
Not Itlnu Tonight. "
CllltlSTMAS ( iMl'S.
Somervlllo Journal : The homely girl Is
always quicker than the pretty one In sug
gesting 11 place to liang the mlttletoe.
Chlc.iKO Itoronl : "Uncle Theodore , what
Is the Christmas spirit ? "
"It Is Hint genliil Joy you fool when you
discover that you have money enough to go
Cleveland IMaln Dottier : "Do you bans
your stocking up , Mi's Stout ? "
"I shall hang up four of them , Mr. Cio.t-
lliiK. " <
" ( ! oo < l pvaelous ! And what lo you ex
pect to receive ? "
"A pl.ino , Mr. GoalhiK. "
Tribune < le--"Tad.
riilcauo : Visiting Uiu - -
what an- you trying to do with flint Hhee-t
of paper ? "
Four-Year-Old "I'm wiltln' n letter to r" "
Santa Claus. 1 want him to brlus me nn- /
other inouth. HO'S I can oat with one nn' >
talk with tbo oilier. "
Detroit Free Press : "Jlinmto , I henr yon
nre Kolni ; to have n great lltno on Ohrlst-
"Yes : I'so joined throe Sunday schools
slne-o the llr.l of the month. "
\VashlnKton Star : "Clirlstnins comes but
oneet n year , " suld Uncle Hln-n , "lull dar
nln' no "Jectlons tor iniybody'rt imkln' do
eheerfiilnesss nn' Jlneroslty oh It bold ovuli
foil twelve mouth. " , ef bo wantu tcr. "
West Tnlon Gazette : This Is the month
of Christmas preens. A Chrlsttmis ureen Is
n two-dollar man who buys ten-dollar pros-
Chicago Record : "Kvcrythlns nit pleasant
In the museum these days ? "
"Yes ; tin- fat boy has lent the legless lady
one of bis stockings to bang up Christmas
Detroit Journal : That day the following
notice \\ns posted conspicuously In tbo 1m-
"Owlnir lo the commercial depression nnd
the stringency of the money innrket. hit )
serene highness Hie sultan can afford to
jri't Chrlstniiis presents from not lo exceed
thlrtv-Mveii of MA wives , who will be desig
nated by competitive examination under tlu
.SllU3T-\WIA. Grand Vlr.ler. "
Sir Walter Pcntt.
Heap on more wood tin- wind Is chill ;
Hut let It whistle us It will.
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Kut'li IIBC bus deemed the new horn year
The llttcst time for festal cheer ;
Ami well our Christian sires of old >
J.oved when the year Ita course bad rolled , §
And brought blithe Christmas back again , K
With all bis hospitable train.
DoiiiestK- and religious rite
Gnve honor to the holy night ; . '
On Christ mim eve the bells were rung ;
On Christmas eve tininn.fl wan sung ;
That only night In all thu year
Haw the Htolcd priest the chalice rear.
The damsel ilonm-il her klrlle sheen ;
The hall \vas dressed with holly green ;
Forth to tbo woods did merry men go ,
To gather In the mistletoe.
Then opened wldo Hie baron's ball
To vassal , tenant , serf and nil ;
1'ower laid his rod of rule aside.
And Ceremony dotted lilt inlde.
The heir , with ro ss In bis shoes.
That night might village partner cheese ;
The lord , underogatlng. share
The vulgar came of "post and pair.
All ric. with uncoiil rolled delight >
Ami general voice , Hie happy nluhl f
That to the cot luge as Hie rrown , )
Drought tidings of salvation down.
Article's to make the
lic.irt ulnel Cliristnisis.
Wo oiler a few
timely sii frcstions
to liclp you ,
First see our windows
for an idea of what a
superb assortment of . . . , . . .
men's , boys' and children's wearing apparel we have.
Our Douglas street window contains the very latest
novelty dainties for boys and children pretty suits
reefers overcoats waists blouses leggin ncckwear
mufflers hats caps we have a selection of all fix
ings that are made for the little folks Douglas street win
You will there see represented our men's
clothing made and sold by us alone our own clothes
our own make our own styles which for durability ,
quality , honesty of make and elegance , lead the whole
world. A su t a coat a vest a pair of trousers an
overcoat an ulster would be a gift that would be ap
preciated and a lasting remembrance.
No.v look down Fifteenth street and see
the magnificent display of furnishings where will you
find such an assortment of underwear hosiery shirts
garters collars cuffs ties night shirts gloves
inuniorH knth robca aimikliitf jaoltoiH , oto In f iot ovary tlilntr thut the
uvm-iiKo nmii cnn thinlc of ntao a allowing of litits and cups thut nro nil
rltfht to have Riintti China Ic-nvo. All the Icadinj. ' bloolcn uro shown at
tnoelost prices and every artlulo you find lioro r-at insured IH of liner
quality and ntylo than you can # ot olhowhoro for the HIHIIO inonoy.
Your money bad : If you arc not .snltc.l - ) . evening *
S. W. Cor. 15th and Don lus St3 ,
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