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TTnfl CXMA1TA T > AILY- HHDAY , JANUARY 20 , 1807.
Tim OMAHA DAILY BUB
K. HOSKWATHIt , IMIlur.
I'DIIUSIIKD KVRUT MOU.VINO.
THUMB OP HUUSCUII'TION.
Dnllr lice ( Without Siimlny ) . One Ve.ir J4 M
TMIIr UPC nml Sumlny , Ono Y nr s 00
Blx Monlln . .400
Three Unnthi 200
Hunilny I IT , One Ytnr 2 CO
Saturday lire , One Yenr. . . . . . 1 W
AVrckly Dec , One Yrnr 63
Omnhn : Tlic nco Iliilldlng.
Houth Omnhn : HlnRcr lllk. . Cor. N' nnd llth Sis.
Council Iiliiffa ; 10 IVnrl street.
Clik-nito Olllcc : 317 Chamber of Commerce.
New York ! Ilnomn 13 , It nnd 15 , Trlbunj UUg.
AViihliliiKlon : tOl Ktli Urcct.
All communlcntloni rotating to ncwii nnft edi
torial matter thoulil be nd.lrcMml . : To the IMItor.
All l > urlne loiters nnd rcmlltnnccs Miould he
mldresfcil to The Hoe Publishing Company ,
Omaha. DrnftH , check * , cxiircn nnil lionolllce
money orders to bo mndo payublo to the urder
tf the romimny.
TUB HKB PUtlMSHINO COMPANY.
HTATCMKNT Ol' CIltCUI.ATlON.
Klntp of Nebraska , I
DcuRlnn County , I ,
Oe < irK 11. Tzsrhucfc , Bccrrtnry of The Hce Pub-
llshlng company , being duly sworn , Bnys Hint the
actual number of full nnd comnlcto copies of The
Dally Morning. Evening ami Puinlay lleo prlntnil
during the month of Uccember , IMS , was ns fol
1. 13,989 17 19,767
2. . 20.1JO 15 J9.M9
3. . , 10.113 19 13812
4. , 20 20.333
5 20.HO 51 13,811
e M.ros 22 19.9C3
7 19M 23 19.910
8 1D.897 21 , ' . 20.0C ?
9 20,185 53 19.102
10 20,03) ) 20 19.0S3
11 20.041 27 20,800
12 19,970 53 20 OK.
13 20,070 53 20.0C1
11 19.V13 30 SO.MI
15 13,923 SI 19.923
I.mi ildluctlons for unsold nml returncil
Totnl nrt iinlcs ClS.Vil
Net dnlly nvrrnge 19.7oj
onorton n. TX.SCHITCK.
Ruh'crllipil In my rrcscnco nnd sworn to bc-
forr me this S'l day of Janunry. 1M7.
N. r. FE1U
Heal. Nolary .ruhllc.
The AVorTtl-IIcrnhl should have it out
with Jutltfi' Maxwell.
In the nii'iiinvlillt1 who linn IIPIMI state
In Nobnisku since .Iiuntary 7 ?
The corn will move Jiisl as soon as tlii >
railroads make a rate that will make It
pay the farmer to move It.
It's a poor h'ulslaturi1 thnt does not
enjoy the prlvlh-fro afforded by the iu-
troduetlon of a woman suffrage bill
Councllnmii Lunt deserves cralll for
living up to the rule of one olllee for one
man at one time by rdhiirnlshiiiK his
membership In the school board.
After reading 1'ivsldent Clevehtnd's
message to congress or ( Jovernor IIol-
comb'H eommutilfatlon to the Ic lsla-
ttirq the iiueen deelded to make her
The combine organized to control all
the bicycle race meets of the country will
have to be careful or it will have Its
tire punctured on one of the points of the
The Itusslan government has at last
decreed Its llrst census of the empire.
If a superintendent of this work has
not yet been chosen The Uee's candidate
Is Hon. Tom Cook of Lliicoru.
H M B * l * MM
Germany's census Indicates a popula
tion of over llfty-t\vi and a hulf million
people. There are few parts of the
United States that will not sustain as
dense a population as Germany.
Corbett Is said to luxvo engaged u new
trainer , but the report does not say
whether or not the fnvored Instructor
was chosen on account of his llstle
prowess or his , elocutionary abilities.
If the eastern trunk HUPS can reduce
the corn rates T > cents from Mississippi
river points to the coast western rail
roads can certainly afford to encourage
tratlle by a reduction equal In extent.
The principle at the basis of the state
depository law Is that the interest on
public money should be applied to pub-
lie uses. That principle Is as sound
as the racks and as eternal as the stars.
The Hoard of Education by mental
processes which are past flndintf out calls
It economy to pay an utterly unnecessary
salary to a special attorney and then
call for a levy three times a.s jjreat as
usual to make up deficits.
The women are Kolus Into the work of
preparing their department of the ex
position wlUi a zeal and enthusiasm
which Insures success and which cannot
bo surpassed even by the activity of the
men who have the main enterprise In
The chorus of promised loyalty and
assistance to the Transinlsslsulppl Ex
position continues to go up from the
Nebraska press and Is including In ever-
widening circles the newspapers of ad
joining status and the great journals of
The llee repeats the question , Why
should It take a state treasurer who
lias had ample notice more than ten
days to turn over to his successor ?
"Why should not the turning over proc
ess be accomplished within a period
of twenty-four hours ?
The only co-operative undertakings
that have ever proved an umpmlillcd
success are the co-operative farming
colonies. That Is why the scheme for
an experiment lu co-oporatlve stock
raising to be , tried In Wyoming ought
to have good prospects before It.
The resolution passed by the Heal
Estate exchangeurKlntf the necessity of
nil possible speed In the passing by the
legislature of the Tnuismlsslsslppl np-
proprlatlon bill Is an expression of the
desire of the whole people and should not
| ' be neglected by those most nearly con
Half the people of Omaha p > t their
flr.st adetpiato appreciation of the scope
nnd objects of the exposition from the
Transmlsslsslppl Exposition number of
The Hee. A few copies sent to out-of-
town friends will Klvo tncm n better Idea
of this Brent enterprise than n dozen
letters to each of them. Copies may still
bo hadjit Tim lice bushier olllee.
nn : iinntsn I'MIU.IMKXT.
There Is nothing In the legislative program -
gram of the Hrltlsh ministry , na nn-
iioiinci'd nt the opening of Parliament
yesterday , which promises lo make the
session particularly Interesting or lin-
! portant. The relief measure for volun
tary schools , known ns the education bill ,
will doubtless be passed and nn effort
will be made to do something for Ireland
by establishing un Irish agricultural
board , while the subject of more elllclont
military defense Will receive attention.
IJeyond this It la expected that the ses
sion will be occupied with small bills
which do not Involve contentions over
principles , the unionist theory being Ihat
the country needs rest from political
agitation nnd excitement. The time is
not favorable for the production of great
creative policies , even If the present
ministers were entirely capable of devis
ing and ordering them. The controlling
Idea In Kngland at present Is that of
commercial expansion and her states
men will do nothing that ink-lit Interfere
with the ti'itlb.atlon of this dominant
purpose. There is In this a suggestive
point for American statesmen who are
prepared to Involve this country In for
eign complications , regardltvu of the con
sequences to domestic Interests.
The references made In the cpu-en's
speech to the arbitration negotiations
with the United States will be satisfac
tory to all In this country who regard
with favor what has been accomplished
in this respect. The expression of n hope
that other powers will be led to consider
a principle whereby the danger of war
may be abated Indicates that the Ilrltlsb
government Is ready to extend arbitra
tion and maybe expected to use Its Intlii-
ence to that end whenever opportunity
shall enable It to do so. AVhat the speech
has to say of the situation In Turkey Is
not to-assuring. It offers no promise that
Hnglaiul will use any greater efforts
than she has thus far done to put an end
to Turkish atrocities , so that there Is
really very little hope held out to the
Armenian subjects of the 1'orte. Per
haps It could do no more than it has
done without endangeilng the peace of
Km-ope , yet to much of the world the
British government has appeared to be
Indefensibly derelict In this direction.
The Bee distorts headlines which merely
embodied the text of the article following
Into an endorsement of the views expressed
In that article. The World-Herald does not
entirely approve Judge Maxwell's opinion In
this casa \Vorlil-Herald.
Distortion Indeed ! There Is no distort
ing about It. Any one can read the Headline -
line in question and judge for hlmseli' .
It Is as follows :
MAKES IT VERY PLAIN.
Law Providing for Census end Re-
apportlopmcnt Free From
Judge Samuel Maxwell Is Asked
for an Opinion on tie !
Points Out the Fact That Statutes Expressly
Provide for ne-Dlstrlctlng on
State Should Not Suffer Because of Neglect
on the Part of the Last
Taxation Without Representation Will Not
Ho Tolerated Votes of People a Fair
ttai'ls to Start From.
How can a proposition be "made very
plain" and at the same time "attempt to
remove all doubt from a very doubtful
position and to Involve in doubt a point
that Is beyond dispute ? " .Tnst because
the World-Herald , supported Judge Jinx-
well for congress Is no reason why It
should agree with him In all his views ,
but when It oner approves his position It
IH certainly Inconsistent to go back on
WOlil.l ) IT PA\"t
In his speech on the Nicaragua canal
bill Senator Morgan expressed the
opinion that there would be a large
financial profit from the canal , even
If the commerce of that waterway was
but half that of the ticx canal , on a
basis of $1.50 per ton against the Sue/
canal rate of $1.S7 per ton. Another
earnest advocate of the project , Senator
Mitchell of Oregon , In a recent speech
In the senate said of the Nicaragua
canal as a business enterprise : "The
fact Is , If this great work when com
pleted will produce even one-tourtli of
the revenues of the Suez canal annually
the company would be able to meet
every possible liability of the govern
ment of the United States under the
pending bill , leaving a surplus of two
or three million dollars annually to the
It must be presumed that these sena
tors have carefully considered the ques
tion oil the probable income of the pro
posed canal and also that of the cost
of Its operation , but nevertheless their
Judgment as to the financial roMilts of
the enterprise c.innot be accepted as
conclusive. It has been stated that
Speaker IJeed questioned whether the
canal would pay , if the cost of con
structing It should reach the amount
estimated by the government board of
engineers , and there Is expert opinion
in regard to tills which does not sup
port the view of the senators above re
Mr. Joseph Ninimo , formerly chief of
the bureau of statistics of the Treasury
department and a well known publicist ,
has presented arguments and facfj
tending to show that the Nicaragua
canal , If built , could not possibly pay.
Estimates of the tonnage likely to use
an Isthmian canal are , in Mr , Nlmmo's
opinion , absurdly exaggerated by the
advocates of such a canal. Instead of
an annual tonnage of 0,000,000 or 8.C/00-
000 tons , Mr. Nlmmo thinks 500,000
tons Is a largo estimate of the tonnage
likely to tue any canal across the
IsthmuH. Placing1 the cost of construct
ing the Nicaragua canal at tflM.OOO.OOO ,
the figures of the government board of
engineers , the Interest on this amount
at1 per cent would be $ "ii : : 0,000. This
Implies a tonnage charge which would
be prohibitory , accepting tint estimate
of tonnage inatlo by Mr. Nlmmo. If to
the Interest charge be added $ lrx)0,000 )
per annum for cost , of supervision , maintenance -
tonanco and operation , It Is obvious that
the enterprise would be very likely to
bo a losing one. Estimates for the
Nicaragua , cuual based 011 the tonnage of
the BUCK canal are undoubtedly mislead
ing , because the conditions affecting the
two routes are very different. The Hue *
canal is the shortest route between the
populous east and impulous Europe. It
Is shorter also for tditps bound from
Plilna for New York. It Is In the line
of an ancient stream of commerce , while
Nicaragua lies between wide wastes of
water. It Is probably unquestionable
that the canal would have the effect to
lower transportation rates between the
Pacific coast and the east , but would the
benefit which the producers would derive
from this be sufficient to warrant , the
government In assuming financial re
sponsibility for an enterprise that might
prove a continual drain upon the na
tional treasury ?
This subject being now before the
senate will probably be thoroughly din-
cussed , and It Is thought ( he bill will
pass the senate. The prospect for any
action by the house Is not so favorable ,
Speaker Heed having mnnlfested a dis
position to keep consideration of the
canal measure In abeyance.
I'OMI'K IXKt'MCIKXCr ,
The annual report of the operations of
the police department makes a - very
creditable showing on paper , but the
police were never so inofiietont for lack
of Intelligent and competent direction as
at present. At no time since Omaha
has had a metropolitan police system
have the criminal classes held such un
restrained carnival as within the past
fifteen months. The city has been over
run by burglars , footpads , pickpockets
and shoplifters. Even the houses of the
police commissioners have been Invaded
by uninvited guests who Insisted on
taking souvenirs with them. The police
force itself Is demoralized and will so
continue until the commissioners bring
about a thorough reorganization under
a chief who enjoys their respect and
confidence by reason of his knowu and
tried ability. The marked contrast be
tween the lire and police departments
can be explained only by the difference
In the respective chiefs of those de
partments and their assistants.
The only excuse offered for failure
to reorganize- police Is the Impend
ing repeal of the present police law
and the consequent uncertainty in the
tenure of the commissioners. That ,
however , Is no valid excuse. Every
olllcer Is bound to discharge Ids duty
to the best of his ability up to the
very last hour of his term of ollice. To
put off action that should have been
taken long ago beo.iuse a change is ex
pected In the composition of the board
affords a strong argument In favor of
hastening the change. Had the present
board made good the promise of reform
under which it was brought into being
Us abolition would have been opposed
by all citizens who desire good govern
The board has yet time to correct its
mistakes and redeem the promises made
for It two years ago. It can not do
this by sawing wood. The press and
the pcop'c ' have been forbearing. They
realize that the board has been laborIng -
Ing under difficulties , but Its continued
temporizing can uot fall to bo disap
pointing. The people are taxed to the
full legal limit for police protection , but
h.ive bad no protection , all official re
ports to the contrary notwithstanding.
With final adjournment already In
sight congress Is still passing on con
tested election ca.ses. In other word <
decisions have not yet been made on dis
puted congressional elections , although
the term of ollice Involved In the con
tention has practically expired. Some
way ought to be devised wheicby con
tested congressional elections might be
adjudicated In time for the rightfully
elected candidate to exercise some of
the prerogatives that appertain to the
position to which he has been chosen.
The ostensible object of sendint ; for
non-resident engineers and Iand. > cape
Kin donors Instead of choosing thos < >
equally competent at home was to avoid
even the appearance of local bias In the
selection of an exposition site. To be
sure , only one location can be chosen.
I5ut thnt one should be chosen strictly
in the interest of a successful exposi
tion and not to boom the real estate of
any individual or set of individuals.
Progressive Kansas contemplates leg
islative prohibition of foot ball matches
within the borders of the state. Fear
ful , however , as the ravages of the game
may be among the inhabitants , it would
scorn to a disinterested observer that
Kansas has yet more Important eco
nomic and Industrial questions to solve
which might with propriety claim the
attention of Its lawmakers.
ThoThurston Illtles , with the honorable
record they bear and their unquestioned
picsent efilclency , would be an important
addition to the Inaugural parade , however -
over brilliant 'tho-display might be with
out them. The appearance of so fine a
body of young soldiers could not fail to
attract favorable attention to the trans-
In view of all the facts the railroads
of Nebraska and Iowa cannot afford to
remain behind the eastern lines In
facilitating , by a reasonable reduction
In rates , the handling of the enormous
crop of corn which , without some such
concession , will in a great measure be
used as fuul or mildewed ln > storage.
If the now governor of Colorado suc
ceeds In his effort to adjust the diffi
culties at the ground of the Leadvllle
miners' strike he will commence bin
olllclal record In a way that will re
ceive the approval and applause of the
people , not only of Colorado , but of
the whole country. ,
hlclll In ClilillM't .MaUllifT.
Cabinets arc somewhat hard to build ,
because tlio less uoodcn the man the bet
ter ho Is fitted for one of theposta. .
AVIII Hurt ; SV * iln.
N'enr York Mall nml Hxpreea ,
Secretary Morton's herculean effort to atop
the frto distribution of seed. ? by the govern
ment Is evidently doomed to failure , tlio new
appropriation bill having not aside $150000
for that purpose for the coining year. Mr.
Morton's eolo consolation In thU gloomy
hour of defeat Hew la the lumiranco that
nonin nlhar.jgiiUianvan than himself will have
to pt&i mil tli , . mutasli .iced.
'lx'lr On ti.
\\n hlnRton Htnr.
fl Urltona have acquired no
much Arfferlbhn property by marriage nnd
otlicrwlsprthhi It ta not surprising to find
tlio English government anxious to tnlco
precautions against hnvlnR any of It de
stroyed by v r.
CnVUiliinlloiiN MiiM nil.
ii 'Kllolip-Dcmocrnt ,
It Is n .significant fact that nearly every
governor's : mrsrago this year contains n
ftrong recommendation In favor of a law
to supprc t the trusts. Those nefarious com
binations ihnvo r.mdo themselves obnoxious
la nil of the states , nnd they will have to
AVIm I'il5 lln > Tnxf
The statesmen of Wyoming propose to
ralre ruvcnue by taxing the production of
coal In that state. This Is done , they say , to
prevent Increasing the general burden of
taxation. It Is questionable It It Is not done
to give tha coal men -chance to raise their
prices. Then who will bear the burden ?
The When I M
Kntuns City Star ,
The United States continues to export
wheat In such largo quantitUs ni to raise
the question whether the farmers arc still
holding some wheat from the lingo crors
of 1891 and 1S92. The fliipposcd exportable
surplus of the 1S9G crop Is already ex
hausted , yet the country goes on shipping
about 3,000,000 bushels every week. -
Tlu > Sent nf nmitli-o.
The steady dccllno of the relative great
ness and power of the east Is very Impres
sively shown by each succeeding decennial
census , and t ! > o reapportlonment thereuii'lcr
of .seats In the national hoiiee of representa
tive. Ono IIT.S no occasion to look at the big
plc'.uro ' huiiR over the west staircase of the
hall In which that house assembles In order
to realize- how Mircly and how fast the star
of empire takes Its way westward.
Itciits In ( lie Solid South.
The Installation of the first republican
governor that North Carolina has elected In
twenty-four years may not Insure to that
state any better government than It has had ,
hut It Is a olgn of progress , nevertheless , as
It uiatks the end of the "solid south. " That
rectlcn Is no longer voting' as a section , In
antagonism to all other sections of the union ,
but It Is considering national issues on their
merits and giving Its members a chance to
use their Individual judgments on them.
This Indicates life and progress for the states
that have been so long lu a seemingly mori
Infiiii ) I'rmllpr.v.
It la said a little daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs.
\V. AV. Pool , not yet 4 yeira old , has com
pletely mastered the Morse telegraph coJi ,
nnd ran send aii'l receive over the wire quite
readily. What U moro st'ange , the little
girl has hardly yet mastered the alphabet ,
and written , she gets the letters na badly
mixed up ni any child of her age. Hut If the
letters are Bounded with a telegraph Instru
ment she ran readily distinguish them nnd
rarely maltra n ml , talce. As soon as she
learns to spell she will be an expert tele
graph operator. She baa learned It by hear
ing the constant clicking and snapping of
the Instrument In the dining room of tin
Pool residence , which has telegraph eommu
plcatlon with the depots at Havnnna , South
Ravenna aud Pool Siding , also with Pool's
ranch and other places. Telegraph operators
consider her n wonder.
A Sr < - | > In the ItlKht IHrcfilon.
1 V.'nplilnstcn Ftnr.
The actidn of the Iiouo upon the fur.d-
Inc bill , rAcritorioiH as It is , marks , of
course , but'orfe ficp in the right direction.
In order tliat ' the full frul'.s may be gath-
crcO , now t'hat the scheme In the Interests
of the raldroads has been rejected , the proper
action In th Interests of the government ;
fhould promptly'be enforced. Congress and
the executive should work together to press
the advantage thus jcaincd , and If they dose
so there is every reason to brlleve that the
government1 Will get Its money. These ques
tions. In their last analysis , are plain enough.
The government as n partner in any trans
action Is cntltlod to as fair.and consclentlnus
tioatmcnt as an Individual , and the onlv
thing nece.'sary to secure this at any time Is
for those in charge of the government's In
terests to guard them PS though they were
the Interest ? of an Individual.
I'UKSS COMMUXT O.Y THK
Creighton Courier : Governor Holromb'r
mcrsago to the legislature was sin a to be
rca3 by all who read the dslly panetn , si
It was so long It shut out all other matter
and subscribers were compelled to read It
Klwood Republican : Governor HolcombV
menage to the Twenty-flfth session of "the
Nebraska legislature Is not quite on lengthy
taVlndy AVa" fa in ore H ) four hour speech
but It la nevcrthi Icai lengthy enough for all
common purposes. The governor lian'llra in
an able manner almost every subject of
. tate Impcrtauce to come before ( he present
session. Ills statement on ballot law amrn 1
ments are In exact accordance with our
view of the qucatlon. Ho recommends that
an amendment be passed providing that no
party shall have more than tv.o judges and
one clerk on any election bca'd.
AVlsuer Chronicle : The govcrncr'a ob
jections to adopting the blanket otyle of
election ballot In this state nro well taken.
The printing of each straipht party tickr-t
In n nntnmn ami //-if-mi ! * ! , I * I. . . . . -
Mem Is placing a nrrmUi'n on [ " 11.innr
and hecdlcssncss. The provision by which
the entire- ticket Is votrd by the use of a
single mark tends tn carry an objectionable
candidate along with his associates. The
present ticket In this ntnte causes each can
didate to stand upon his own merits and
obliges the elector lo scan his ballot in dc-
tnll. AA'lth the amendments suggested by
the governor in his message the Nebraska
ballot law is all right.
North Uend Argus : Governor Holcomb In
his message heartily approves of the pres
ent ballot law Mid heartily recommends It
In preference to the "blanket" ballot. The
governor recommends a change In the law
that will prevent two factions from using
the hamo name or a name similar enough to
In the least deceive voters. Our suggestions
some time ago was to the effect that the
present ballot was preferable to the "blan
ket" ballot by which with ono stroke of
the pen the voter can vote a straight ticket.
Aye believe It far better that the voter
should study his-ballot mifllclciitly to know
Just who anrt fbi1 what olllca ho Is voting.
And another change In the law that will
no doubt bo'lna'ue by this legislature will
bo the appointment of Judges nnd clerks of
election so that 'each party will bo repre
sented on tlvj election board and thus do
away with nnypartisan juggling that may
bo attemptcdrbyany _ party.
Genoa Lcafl'qnt Governor Holcomb rec
ommends thattjiero bo no change made In
the form of pyrj Australian ballot. AVhy
did not the governor go n little farther and
recommend they'rtpeal of that xcctlon of the
law which authorizes the judges to mark the
ballots of Illiterate voters ? This xccms to
the Leader ti > . .b.q pno of the most Important
duties of thtyprescnt legislature. The Aus
tralian ballot ,1ssupposed to bo secret. Is
It so with this clause In force ? AVhat
chance doc-s 'A'iv'bler. ' not Intelligent enough
to mark hli ; own-'ballot ' , hove In many pre
cincts lu ( Ms''fiU'to ? AVIth the board all
of ono political complexion ho Is at their
mercy. And what right has a man not In
telligent enough to learn to mark his own
ballot got to vote anyhow ? Under the pres
ent law the balance of power In Naneo
county Is held byoters who were unable
to say for certain whether McKlnlov rcn-
rcsented free silver or the gold standard
during the recent campaign , and besides
they live In precincts where they are at
the merry of partisan boards , and boasts
have been made that no matter how the
Polandera desired to vote that they were
voted tn suit the Judges. Every would-bo
voter should bo given a ballot , pen aud
Ink , and n booth ami If he cannot mark tlio
ballot without assistance ( unless ho Is
blind ) let him bo disfranchised. No Injustlcu
Is done him or anyone else , for It ho Is
Intelligent enough to bo allowed to vote at
nil , he can and will Icarti to mark It him-
Eulf , whether ho can read or not , and If ho
cannot learn to mark It lilmaelf ho is not
Intelligent cnoueu to vote.
\0 TKAllS FOR Till : IMrMUNO 1111,1 *
Lincoln News ! The house vttry right
eously killed beyond recall Collls P. Hunt-
liiRton'n latest scheino to throw the payment
of his debts to the government for aid In
building hi/1 railroad oft onto the people of
the west by defeating the Pacific funding
Dlxon Tribune : The Union Pacific funding
bill was defeated la the house of representa
tives Monday by a very decisive vote. It
was a surprise to the manipulators of the
bill , as they supposed they hnd enough mem
bers bought or otherwise contracted for to
carry the thing through.
Nebraska City Press : The action of Ne
braska congrct-tsmon nnd senators In opposing
the Pacific roads funding bill Is heartily
commended by the pcopl.-i of the state. Es
pecially Is this no In in ? ease of Congress
man Strode , whom It u.ts predicted would
aupport the measure. Mr. Strode had n
little experience * the first session that ho
will not soon forget nnd It ttccins thnt ho
has made the best of the cxput'Irncc and
will henceforth bo found on th tide of the
Papllllon Times : At last the power of the
Huntlngton railway lobby has been broken ,
nnd congress has R.ild In no uncertain IcniH
that the reign of the sharks who have so
long held the government and the people
In the manipulation of the subsidized Pacific
railways must come to nn end. A vote was
talten last Tuesday on the Powers bill to
grant the lobbcrs further time for stealing * ,
aud the house killed Hie Infamous measure
by a healthy majotlty. The-next atep ought
to be In the direction of wringing the last
drop of water out of the Pacific railway
stocks and then the government's liens
should be promptly foreclosed.
Kearney Hub : The defeat of the Union
Pacific funding bill Is n pretty good Indica
tion that the next step of the new government
will be to forcclos-e Its Hen on the road.
There does not appear to be any other
rourso open , and many other friends of the
t'nlon Pacific have come to the conclusion
that this courselll be the best for'the
road as well as the governm nt.
If It goes to sale It can
bo bought In and put on n better business
basis than ever before , and when the water
It thus effectually squeezed out of the road
the result will In all probability be a re-
nOjUEtmcnt of western rales on a lower bails
than ever before.
CreteA'ldcttc : Congress has been devot
ing Its attention the past week , to the Union
Pacific funding bill. Since the government
holds a second mortgage on the to.id , which
would not sell for enough to pay the first
mortgage , why would It not bo a good Idea
for the government to cancel Us claim and
then compel the road to squeeze out all of
Us watered stock and get down to a legiti
mate basis. It could give the people reason
able rates and declare a small dividend on
a lanltallzed ftock of $20,000 per mile. The
original stockholders have ueaily nil gotten
out fiom under and the only thing the
government can do Is to gracefully let go.
The moro it trlca to bold on the more It
IOAVA I'KKSS C01MIH.NT.
Davenport Democrat : The cigarette law
hi on the statute books in this state nnd alao
In several other state , but the output of
cigarettes goes on Increasing. The produc
tion of these death-dealing nuisances was
larger In ISSfi than ever before.
Davenport Republican : Prstmasler LIs-
clier's report s'iows that IJivcnpoit con
tributes this year nearly ? 1S,000 of revenue
to the government , over and above paying
the expenses of the pcatofllce In this city.
The total receipts were $63,254 , nnJ the total
disbursements wore ? 4B.257.
DCS Molncs Leader : The report of the
De.i . Molnc * lire chief shows that last year
flro losses In DCS Molncs aggregated $121,000 ,
with about $75,000 paid thereon by the fire
insurance companlea. It would be exceed
ingly Interesting to know how much \\an
paU to the companies In premiums to secure
this amount of indemnity. The average in-
puiance rate la a little less than 2 per cent
pud $75.000 Is 2 per cent of $3,830.000.
But the sum total of fire Insurance policies
written on Dta Molnca property is many
Mnrshalltovvn Times : A Chicago sugar
refining company Is reported to be now turn
ing ou : a white powdered sugar made wholly
from corn , claimed to bo equal to anything
on the market. It H not of quite no fine
n grain us the powdered cane sugar , but
that Irf Enid to be an advnntagc , as It does
not so readily become lumpy ; and Its sac
charine strength Is said to bo 97 , as against
9S of pondered c.ino sugar. If powdered
s'"ar ! can bo profitably made from corn It
' 111 add a row value to It. A gialn. that
can be ueed to inako cither sugar or whlaky
or bread or cakes or hominy or starch or
fat IIOAS and cattle , or that can be used en
fuel , will still retain the crown of Iowa.
"AVatcrloo He-pnrtrr : Iowa hrs had a calf
rase that was ahufllcd around in the courts
for nearly a score of years , and ruined al-
mojt everybody connected with It except the
lawj em. and now a dog case Is looming
up. Judge Qunrton of Algona has decided
tUat a dog cannot bo stolen , sustaining the
contention of the defendant's attornejs that
"at common law a dog la a wild animal nml
that no statute In Iowa has changed the
comnun law rule , and that therefore taking
a dog can under no circumstances be lar-
cpny. " A dUipatch says the lawyers spent
a clay in arguing the points , which had
never before been raised In the state. The
Judge consumed three days In , finding out
whit to do , and then decided that stealing a
rfj , ' wcan't n crime. The case will doubt
less be appealed Jo the supreme court , aud
tlio crats will pile up and the dog will dlo
a.id time will pass and we will have another
celebrated ccsa to refer to.
Dca Molncs Capital : ThU bond business
pfTeets the. credit of business men so It ti
very difllcult now to find any business man
who docs not know better than sign , risky
bond ? . An Iowa merchant was In Uoston not
long ago buying goods. Ono day , nt lunch ,
ho was talking with a business friend about
the perfect ajatem of the great commer
cial agencies In keeping track of the crodlt
of business men. "Suppoce you look mo
up , " said the Iowa man ; "I have p curios
ity to Unou how I stand. " Bo the Hostou
man looked up the loiva merchant at Ilrad-
street'a and returned , saying : "I find there
la a judgment for $500 standing against you
In Iowa. Otherwha your credit Is good. "
The Iowa man was Indignant. 'Ho declared
that he did not owe a dollar , let alone a judg
ment iiculn'.it him. Ho Insisted upon know-
Ins moro particularly what It meant , nnd
finally found out that It was a bond that
he had signed tor the appearance of 11 drug
gist friend of his to staml trial for the
Illegal sale of liquor. That $500 bond counted
against his credit Just that much , for It
wus a liability. Since- then thin Iowa mer
chant has not signed any bouds.
THIS PI.Afiim IX IMlI.t.
Olobo-Democrat : The famine In Jndla fa
deplorable , but It has a brlgut side In the
way of promoting the use of Amerhan corn
nil a food product and thus teaching the
world that It aught to buy and consume
more of that cheun and nutrltloim article.
Philadelphia Ledger : The plague la a
glandular fever , attended with a swelling of
the groin. It seems to bo unknown whether
It U duo to a microbe or to Insanitary condi
tions. It ravaged Hong Kong a few yeara
? go , destroying many thousands there. It la
endemic In China and the Euphrates valley ,
Ju3t nrf cholera has Ita homo In the delta of
the Gauges ? . London suffered from It In 16G5
and again In 1720. During the present
century Asia has been the chief ace-nci of Ita
activity. In 1S30 at 'Dagdcd the death rate
from It wan 2,000 a day and on April 21 of
that year as many as 30,000 dead bodies were
counted there. It appeared again on the
Kiinliratea in 1SG7. 1873 and 1877. Its
ravagca In China have been enormous , but
little was known In ICurop.0 oC the extent of
the Icsses It caused.
Chicago Ilccord : Probably there has not
bfc-n In recent yearn a more extraordinary
outbreaking of plague or a more curious
puzzle ( or the study of pliywlclium than tbds
epidemic In India. The Japancao govern
ment ( IPS ordered Its health officer ? ) to make
a Bclcntlfics examination of the disease , to
v/lilch the people of tlio west Pacific coant
sro peculiarly susceptible , but the Ilrltkih
nation has been singularly olow to undertake -
take meaaurcfl e' defense. It la Intimated
that the dlseaw might bo brought to San
Francisco , were It to reach Japan , without
sufficient measures of precaution. Fortu
nately this Is exceedingly unlikely. The
malady will probably bo confined to India.
Nevertheless Ita presence even la that far
away laud Is a challenge to the great phy-
slcluiu of the world , and It will bo eurprls-
Inj ; If within a fcnv months come member of
the profession doen not discover a true
dtagnojla of the disease and hit upon u
tucaiui cf combat Ing It.
K.MMHt.Ml ) Tim I5XI > 0 ITIO > ,
Adamn Olohe : Governor Holcomb In hl
mcfln.igci recommended a liberal appropriation
to the Tratmiulsglflslpp ; Exposition. Other
Btntc cannot bo expected to glva . vigorous
support to nn enterprise within our own
state unlras our ulato stands behind the
cntcrprlso in a mibsuntlnl manner and the
state legislature grants a liberal appropria
tion , as suggested by the governor. The
Transmlsslsslppl Exposition to bo hold In
Omaha In 1S9S Is nn enterprise that Is being
prosecuted with cntrgy and promises to bo
n grand success and a great living for Nebraska -
braska as well ns tlio other trnnsml.'slsslpj.l
stales. Tour hundred thousand dollars ban
already boon subscribed to the cntcrprlso
nnd congress has pledged $200.000 for a gov
ernment exhibit. If the enierprlso meets
tha expectation of Its managers It will bo
a great advertisement for this western coun
try and no doubt bring money nnd enter
prise west that would not otherwise come.
It will fuiiilsh eastern people a great oppor
tunity to see the west nn-J learn of Its great
Hoyd County Itcglstcr : The Transmlssls-
slppl Exposition Is now an assured fact.
The amount subscribed to Its capital stock
Is over $100,000 , whllo congress glvei $200,000
for the government exhibit. Other ntntos
have pledged generous amounts to the en
terprise , nnd no doubt the larger number
cf the statrs of the union will bo repre
sented at the great display of 1S98. This
exposition will bo nil Incalculable benefit to
Nebraska.Vhllo the neuapapcr would in
deed be false to the Interest of the state
nnd thnt of Us town did It not use Its In-
flucnro nnd Its every energy to promote the1
success of this display of American sl.-ill
nnd enterprise , In doing this It Is but right
that wo urge upon our representatives In the
legislature , now at Lincoln , to appropriate
$200,000 at least , In order to make the un
dertaking a brilliant success ami a prldo to
ovcry citizen of Nebraska.
A'alentlno Republican Ilog.irdlns the
Traiismtsstjs'lppl ' Expedition \\blcli Is to be
held at Omaha In 1S9S , It should be the
aim of all section ? to give the project
Impartial aud undivided support , laying
ntlde all prejudice In the matter. The ex
position will rc'lound to the benefit of Omaha
and the stale ? of Nebraska , a a matter of
fact , from Its location , but that "will not
nctract fron the manifold benefits thnt It
will bring to the entire Iransmlsslssippl
legion and for this rearon there should bo
concert of action In making the exposition
a pronounced success and a benefit to the
large area It Is contemplntcd to cover. Each
state should be Interested nnd vie with
the other In carrying on this magnificent
undertaking to n glorious triumph.
Dancroft Blade : Governor Holcomb In
his message to the legislature advised
n liberal appropriation for the bene
fit of the Transmlgslsjlppl expo
sition to bo held In Omaha In 1S9S. It Is
hoped that the legislature of Nebraska will
not fall lo realize Ihc necessity of tills
appropriation Nebraska \\as very fortunate
In securing the location of the exposition on
Us soil , and now that that point Is settled
c\ory Nebraskau who desires to demonstrate
to the world the true merits of our stale
should use every effort to make this enter
prise a success.
Genoa Loader : Governor Holcomb reoom-
n-.cnds that the legislature make n liberal
appropriation for the Tralismlsrlsslppl Ex
position. This will meet the approval of
every fair-minded man In Nebraska. The
exposition is destined to bo a great thing
for our stale and no policy of false economy
should etand In the way of giving It every
possible assistance , Individual or state.
Os'iecla Ilccord : The Transmlsslsslppf
Exposition to bo held at Omaha In
1S9S is now being pushed by Its
promoters. The people of Omaha have
made a careful , thorough organization
to sea that nothing Is left undone which
can possibly promote the Interests of the
big show , nnd we hope to see the howling
success , which nlmcst everything Is which la
backed by the "wild west. " Every true Ne-
braakan will grab bold nnd push some.
Crolghton Courier : The Icgislnturc ;
should make a liberal approprlallon for
the Transmissltslppl Exposition to beheld
held at Omaha in 1898. This ex
position will do moro to turn the people
wcntward than anything , nnd if domj up In
royal style will be the best advertisement
Nebraska ever had.
AA'isner Chronicle : Governor Holcomb In
his message directed the atlenllon of the
legislature- the history of the Transmls-
sippl Exposition movement , and urged a
libciA ! policy toward it by the state. The
legislature will certainly rigo to the full
measure of Its duty la the encouragement of
Hlslng City Independent : Kvcry cit
izen of Nebraska should take an ac-
tlvo inlercst in the TransmUiisslppl Ex
position to be held at Omaha In 1893. Sena
tor Allen hits Introduced a bill to increase
the amount appropriated for the govern
ment exhibit at the Omaha Exposition from
$150,000 to $200,000 ; also to Increase the
amount appropriated for government build
ings fro-n $50,000 to $75,000. It Is to bo
hoped the bill will pass. The government
ahouM bo as liberal to western enterpriao
co It has been tu eastern. Aud now aa our
legislators are in session let them not for
get that there Is also something expected
from our olalo la Iho way of an approprla-
llon. In our opinion Iho cxpojlllon will be
.1 great benefit to Nebraska.
Norfolk JournalA bill has been Intro
duced In the legislature providing an appro-
pi latlon of $3. > U,000 for a Nebraska exhibit
at the TraiumhsteslppI Exposition at Omaha
next year. AVhcther or not the amount asked
Is too larco. the Journal la not nronarcd tn
say. Nebraska should have an exhibit and
a building In which the people of the state
can take a rare degrco of pride , and while Iho
amount of money set aside for that purpose
flumlil net bo extravagant , neither should It
be niggardly. The thousands of visitors who
will come to Omaha should be given an op
portunity to ee Ihe vast resources of the
state , and should have those resources placed
before them In the most ntlractlvo and Im-
presslvo manner. The experience of the
fltato at Chicago Is a warning agaliwt par
simony OH well r.n against incompetence. In
Iho management of the state display , and the
legislature should appropriate sufficient funds
to not only secure tlio best possible exhibit ,
but the services of the right man to handle It.
Superior Journal : And now that the Ne
braska legislature Is In Kc&sion , one of the
things by which that body can best serve
the state In restoring confidence and giving
an Impetus lo the state's growth aud consequent
quent prceperlty. is to pass without any
unnecessary delay a bill making a liberal
appiojiriatlon for the holding of the Trans-
mLssloslppl and International Exposition at
Omaha In 1S38. Three hundred thousand
dollars Is the amount asked for , a sum of
money which , If judiciously used In connec
tion with the aid granted by the general
government and that subscribed by the citi
zens of Omaha , will bring a hundredfold In
returns to the whole state. Nothing Iho
slalo of Nebraska needs moro than a iood
dene of elixir of life in the way of the present
legislature getting a hump on Itself lu an
effort to rentoro tlio confidence of the east
III tli Li great stale , and In no way can they
do It better than In a prompt passage of a
bill convoying the $300,000 asked for this
exposition. This we say , of course , with the
understanding that Cracker-box Joe Gar-
ncau'a are to have any finger In the running
of Ihls great show , 03 was the ecao at Chi
A'alparalso AMsltor : Our legislature should
make ample appropriation for the Transmla-
Blsalppl Exposition to be hold In 189S. Thl3
will bo ono of the beat advertlscmonta the
stale over had , and will 'tiring Ihouim'nds ' of
people lo our stale.
Scluiylcr Sun : The Transmlssloslppl Ex
position Is bound to bo a success as It should
bo. Governor Holcomb , In his message * re
ferred to It In a most favorpblo manner.
Already $100,000 of the stock has been paid
In. Congress has appropriated $200,000
which Is confidently expected ulll bo In
creased to $500,000. Iowa haH appropriated
$10,000 and will no Ooubt make It at least
$75,000. Other stated also pledge * their sup
port. In our own legislature a bill has been
introduced asking an appropriation of $350-
000 , AS'o glvo below an extract fiom Gov
ernor Ilolcomb's message :
"This exposition will
complish great good In bringing together
tbo varied Interests of weal and servo tu
cement tlio already friendly relations exist
ing between Iho western people , 11 wilt
do f r the west whnt the Atlanta exposition
linn done for ( tin south , but , In n larger de
gree. Naturally Nebraska will profit largely
j by having this gretU exposition held on her
i soli , Interrt.trd vlnltora will learn of the
gre.1t opportunities our stnto oflcro for In
vestment and Immigration , "
St. Paul 1'rcss : The Tranflmlsslsslppl Kx-
position , which Is lo bo hold In Omaha In
1S9S In rocc-lvlng considerable attention from
the press and people of the western states.
I Over $100.000 hns alre-ady boon secured by the
i association , and congress has pledged $ .00.-
i 000 more , which begins to look na though
' thcro would bo no lack of funds to assure
the exposition a grand succcos. This spirit
of western enterprise should receive * nil the
elicourngcmrnt possiblens It will bo ono In-
fltnnco where Iho people will not be com
pelled to go east lo spend Ihclr money , which
lin.s heretofore been ( lierase nnd constantly
drained the weal ofUs available * cash. The
general feeling Is ono of great Interest In"
the coming exposition , nnd wo nro pleased to
sro that sort of disposition manifest among
thp people of Iho west , nnd especially thosjv of
Nebraska. Later on wo shall make our read
ers moro familiar with Iho objects nnd feat
ures of the exposition.
TAUT TAKI-OI : < M.\S.
Somorvllle Journal : I'rotu n man's jiolnt
of view Fomn of the boiinc-ti ! tlil year
lo have dellilum trimming * .
Ni > \ \ York Tribune : Imp Man -wants but
llltlp hero below.
S.i tan All rlglit we'll give 'him ' n fdngo
lnneul of a cinch.
Urooklyii Life : HP AVhat will tbo world
ray at our divorce ?
Thi Mllllonalio Spouse Thnt n fool nnd
bin money nre soon parted.
Philadelphia Hecord. lllobbs There pees
n man who Is CO years old , mid Is still cut-
SlobbM Impossible ,
lllobbs Fuel , llo'a n denllst.
nublln Freeman : She Ouco you vowed
tl.ut I w.is tbo sunsblno of your llfo. Now
you stay out night lifter nlulit.
He Kr why I don't expect aunriilno
Puck : Papa So Emllv stnnd.i nt the bend
of her olas" < In Kronen ?
'Slanuna ' YPH. She nnd nnothnr girl
were exaotly even In the written exiimlim-
11 n , but II wns Decided Hint Kinlly jlmig od
her shoulders more correctly.
Inilliiiinpolls Journal : Minnie Oeorgo
paid I ought to go on the Hinge. He said
that he had no doubt I would bo a peach ,
Minnie Are you sure ho didn't say a
CMeVolfind Lender "There. " said tbo
mniiiiglng editor , "goes tbo queerest man I
ever saw. "
"How'M tlmt ? " the city editor nsked
"Ho came In hero to mibmll nn nrllolo for
publication , ii ml didn't BM.V that be bail
always been n sternly reader of our p.tpcr. "
Cincinnati Kiiqulrer : "Mini , " sni < l tha
voungost member of the Corner Grocery
Entertainment society , "man Is much llko
n rnrpet. As noon as ho is down ho gels
wnlked nn "
"And again. " hastened lo Bay Iho Cum-
mliiHvlllo race , "ho H unllko the- article In
question. For. the moro dust bn has the
less likely IM bo to get the shako. "
"To his Satanic majesty , wide dear ,
Oh how can you llkon your hubby ? "
Said a certain llonodlot. bettor known
In clubdom gay ns "Chubby. "
"For I haven't , you sec , by the longest of
vamp * .
To IIH | cloven hoof n semblance. "
"Hut ho might , " Hho said , "have n cloven
Ami there would begin the resemblance.
SIM2AKIOK : HOOKS.
Spenkln" of liook thoy's some Ihat looks
Invltln * ns Ihat strawstack yundnr.
AA'bur tbo cattle air. In the. barnyard there ,
A-pnll'n nnil clmw'n away llko thunder.
And In my day I've chawed that way
Hull hours nt books , \\licn tbur wasn't ;
Much work to do ; but I tell you
I like Iho old big dictionary !
It's In thnt chair. n-Hottln' whom
My youngest boy was usln' of It
At dinner time von seen him climb
Upon It then ? That's why I love It.
Its leaves are torn ; the hide Is worn
Clean llirnugh In spots , upon Its covers ;
Uut when I pot. with both eyes shot
It gives mo ilreama Jest like some lover's !
And I po clear back forly year ,
And. Jesl n llltlo hungry feller ,
Set perched again on that same plain
Old book then fresh and young nnil ycl
At dinner , and my mother's band
Is toyln' wilh my curls contrary ;
And Hint Is why , I gupsx. that 1
Like best the old big dictionary !
EVERY MAN KNEW OR OUGHT TO
KNOW-HOW MUCH HIS WELFARE DU-
PENDS ON HIS APPEARANCE. LET US
HELP YOU TO SEE THAT YOUU "GET
UP" IS ALL RIGHT.
IT IS AN ACCEPTED FACT THAT OND
AVOULD BETTER BE OUT OF TUB
WORLD THAN OUT OF FASHION. AVH
AVILL SEE THAT YOU ARE IN TIID
FASHION IF YOU AVILL CO.ME HERH
FOR YOUR CLOTHES. .
AVHAT IS MORE AVI2 AVILL SAVE YOU
MONEY BESIDES. AT THIS TIME OP
THE YEAR THERE ARE MANY SUITS-
OVERCOATS ULSTERS EXTRA PANT3
AND ARTICLES OF AVEAR THAT ARE
LEFT ONE OR TWO OF A KIND IT'S
TOO LATE IN THE SEASON TO REPLACE
THEM AND RATHER THAN CARRY
THEM OVER HOPE TO CUT THE I'lUCQ
ABOUT % . i
YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO PURCHASE
OUR OAVN HIGH GRADE SUITS AT $8.00 ,
$10.00 , $12.00 AND $1C.OO-THAT AVERQ
$12.nO , $1D.OO. $20.00 AND $22.00.
OVERCOATS AT THE SAME SAVING.
FINE BLACK CLAY AVORSTED TROU
SERS THAT AVERE JO.OO-CAN BE HAD
FOR $3.7C ALSO MANY VERY DESIR
ABLE PATTERNS IN CHEVIOT , CASSI-
MERES AND AVORSTE0 AT THU SAMQ
8. W. Cor. ISthund r
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