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THIS OMAHA DAILY Kltyfa"MONDAY , , SEPTEMBER 20 , 1807.
THE OMAHA DAILY
n. nosKWAinn , tiitor. .
PUHMB1IRI > KVHIIY MOHNINO.
7lcewYihout ( 8ifmii y ) , Onc-ar. . . . . . ! * C
Dally Hoe HliJ Kundny , One Year . 80
Bl Months . . . 4C
Three Months . > . . 2C
Bundar lltt , One Year . 1C
HAtunlny I IT. Ono Yenr . 11
W kly Ilf , One Yenr .
Omnhn : The HFC
South Omaha : Slncer lllk. , Cor. N and 21th Sti
Council Illuff. : 10 i irl Street.
( 'rtlcnpo Olllce : 317 Chamber uf Commerce.
New York : nooms 13 , II find 15 , Tribune Uldfl
Washington : 501 Fourteenth Street.
AH communications relating to news find cdlto
rial matter tihould be adilreosed : To the Kdlloi
All liuutneM letters and remittance * Miould b
ddremed to The Dee 1'uUlslilnK Company
Omaha , UrntU , checks , cxprens and imstotllc
money orders to lie made payable to the orde
of the coinimny.
Till ; UKE I'UHMSHINO COMPANY.
STATKMHNT OF Cl 1 ICUbAT 1O&
fitata of Netirnaka , Don gifts County. PH. !
George II. Tzsohuck , secretary of The Ilee full
IMiInR company. hMns duly sworn , says that th
actual number of full and complete copies of Th
Dally. Morning. Kvenlnic and Sunday Ilee prlntec
during the month of August , 1S.3T , was as follows
1 . 19,450 17 . 13.67
3 . 19,419 18 . 19.
3 . la.ISS 1 . 19.57
4 . 19,370 20 . 19.7C
C . 15,410 21 . 30.93
6 . 18. DOS 2J . 19.G2
7 . 19.K3 23
8 . 19.4CO 24 19.35
9 . 19,513 23 19,64
10 . 19,424 26 HUH
11 . 19,8(3 , J7 19.C7
12 . 19,929 2S 19.SC ;
13 . IS. CSS 59 19,60
14 . 19.90 30 19. 4U
15 . 19,1.00 31 19.44 :
1 . 19.6C3 -
Totnl . . . 617.S9
Less returned nnd unsold copies . 9,121
Total net units . CM.17I
Net dally average . I'.Gli
( IKOlldK II. T/.SCHUCK.
Sworn to before me nnd nuljicrlbpd In mj
practice this 3d dny of September , Ii97v
( Real. ) Notary 1'ublic.
TO STATB FAIR VI.S1TOHS.
TIIE OMAHADAILY BEE.
SPECIAL VISITORS' HOURS.
Visitors to the fair arc Invited to
Inspect tlio unexcelled newspaper fa
cilities o The lice. In order , however -
over that there mny lie no confusion
they will bo asked to accommodate
themselves to the following hours :
The press room on the ground floor
ot The Dec building and opening upon
the west aide ot the court will bo
open to the public between the hours
of 3:30 : and 4:30 : each afternoon. The
composing room on the sixth floor ,
entered through room COO , will bo
open to the public each afternoon
from 4 o'clock to 6. No ono who
visits the State fair should go away
without seeing the finest newspaper
plant In this part of the country.
THE OMAIIADAILY BEE.
THH HEE BUILDING.
THE HUE OX TU.VIXS.
All railroad iicWHlioyn nre
ui > pll < - ilvltli oiiounU liven
in uut'oiiiiiioiliitc every i u -
M'lin Tviiiitn li > re ml n
cr. Iii.ilnt upon Imv-
The live. If you cannot
Bet n Dec on n train from the
ncTvn iiKoiit , iilvane report
the fact , NtutliiK the trafu nnd
rullronil to the Circulation
DciiartniFiit ot The Itee. The
I > ee IH for Hale on all triiliiH.
INSIST O.V IIAVI.VK 'I'll 13 IIKK.
The InlthUivo anil referendum is hung-
None nro too grout to pay huniagc to
the mlshty Ak-Snr-HmUU.
A -l-por-cent Douglas t'onnty bond will
float at par. Douglas county's credit is
The ( lumoi'rntlc rooster in Nebraska is
to bo a giiinc rooster. What kind of
gaiuu ? Draw or old maid ?
In making up tlio local tickets for the
coining election the rule of one ollice for
one man at ono time must not be dis
What has become of the Tibbies
casu ? Will Dalilman tell ? Does Joe
Kdgerton know ? IIus Gil Laws ever
lioard of it ?
Another spasmodic raid on the wlno
rooms , but the police-protected gambling
machines keep a-going right under
the nostvs of the ollicor.s.
Another letter from Governor Ilolcomb
relative to his Inexplicable appointments
.will soon be due , and It will bo written
lu deaf and dumb Kngllsli.
The 1'arls municipal authorities arc
lscussing ! the question of supplying the
people with cheap baths. The adage
about taking a horse to water Is not sup
posed to have originated in Paris.
Yelsor may not sum-oil' ' lu getting tel
ephone rates down to a point where ho
can afford to make use of ono for hlfl
business , but he has fair prospect of
inittlnjr the reform State Hoard of Trans
portation lu 11 very awkward position.
And the silver republicans and demo-
t'nitH , who combined do not represent
one-half of the votes of the populists , In
sist on having twice thu volco of the pop
ulists in the management of the state
campaign and distribution of the cam
Ono of the promises given by the gang
during the municipal campaign was that
the gamblers would not be molested In
their operations on visitors during fair
week. It remains to be seen whether
the new chief of police will redeem the
pledges of the men who made him.
Do Douglas county populists want to
continue to play sideshow to the demo
cratic circus ? If so , nil they need do is
to call their convention for the same day
nnd hour as thu democrats and him the
work of making nominations over to n
conference committee that will barter
away the populist principles for empty
llryan writes to Ills friends lu New
lYorlc that ho knows he lm no business
to interfere In their local political affairs ,
nnd proceeds forthwith to take them to
task for Ignoring the question of free
silver coinage In thalr state nnd munici
pal campaigns. This divergence of prac
tice and preaching Is very similar to
Bryan's denunciation of the railroads
rldiutf ou free posse *
CAI.I , IT rtiMr/r.tr ,
H was not fusion , ( or fusion In an abat
donment of party no mo and discipline Rti
a mixing up without Identity. Knch part
adopted Us own plnttorm. chnnc Its ow
committees nnd held its own orRanljatlon It
tact , and when the campaign Is ended tli
people's party will emerge from the conic ;
with Its Identity , stronger In numbers tha
over. All who fight under tlio banners t
the thrco co-operating armies of rcforn
flght for principles for which populists hnv
contended for many years , and when thes
principles nro enacted Into law the populU
party will still bo organized and excellent !
equipped to continue the fight till all th
principles for which they contend re cry *
tallzcd Into law. Hrokcn Dow lleiculi.
lu olden times men were not afraii
to call n spade a spade. "Thou shal
not commit adultery" was written 01
the sacred tablets. That , was the orlhu
dox version of what Nebraska reforii
fuslonlsta would politely call nil cdlc
against "mixing up without Identity.1
.Some might have railed It co-operatlv
cohabitation , but the offense would hav
been the same. Children born oulsld
of wedlock might be called Hie oirsprliij
ot Illicit love , but lu the eyes of th
law and language of the bible they oc
ctipy the position of bastards.
Politically speaking the merging o
the populist party with the democrat
for the sake of spoils may be callo <
fusion , co-operation , or any other name
but for all that It constitutes polltlca
adultery. It Is a case of political inlsco
genatlon that is repellant to every scull
meiit which animated the founders o
populism , who saw less redecmlm
virtue In democracy than they did ii
republicanism and proclaimed eterua
hostility to both because they believe !
them to be enemies of all true reform.
To gloss over the cardinal sin o
political prostitution at the price o
spoils by calling It "co-operation" o
"mixing up without identity" Is re
pngnnnt to all political morals. Sue !
unnatural combination can boar IK
other fruit than Sodom apples , atlruc
tivo to tlio eye , but fatal to those win
A. M1SCHIKVUUS AG1TAT1UX.
Immigration has been light for Severn
years. Last year thn population was in
creased from tills source not to exceei
JOO.OOO , making a reasonable allowanci
for the number of aliens who retiu-nei
to their native countries. Of course tin
industrial depression here bad the offec :
to reduce immigration' and now that con
dltlons nro Improving the advocates ol
further restrictions ou immigration , whc
will be content with nothing short ol
stopping It altogether , are renewing thcii
agitation. The center of tills is at Ho *
ton , where there is a league which is
continually sending out appeals for the
further restriction on Immigration. The
most recent of those urges that tlio ln <
flow of immigrants will increase again
and suggests that a time when the tide
if Immigration is low Is Just the time
when permanent restrictive measure * :
can be adopted with least hardship 01
nconvenience to any person interested.
We regard this agitation ns mis
chievous from the point of view of our
own interests. It Is perhaps to be ex
pected that as better conditions obtain
here immigration will somewhat in
crease , but there is little reason to ap
prehend that tills will bo to an extent
which need cause any alarm to any class
if our people. The conditions in European
countries generally are not so bad as to
ncite large numbers of the people to
emigrate. In nearly all those countries
abor is well employed and while it is
true the cost of living has advanced that
s also the case here. There Is no sub
stantial reason for the professed fear of
i llood tide of Immigration.
AH TU .L T.\H1FF ll'.llf.
The agrarians of Germany are still ,
iccordiug to'the latest advices , vigor-
> usly advocating a tariff war against
the United .States , Tills element , which
embraces the great landowners of the
country , exerts a powerful Influence
with the government , but it Is con
fronted by a very formidableopposi
tion. The manufacturers and the Im-
wrters do not want a tariff war , for
while some of the former have already
o.st some American trade , it appears
that quite generally thu German inniiu-
'acturers have little reason to complain.
As to the importers , of course such a
'ommerclal contest as the agrarians
irge would practically ruin their biusi-
less and It seems hardly possible that
ho government will adopt a policy
which would have tlili result , with most
lamaging consequences also to the
ocean transportation interest of the
lallou. There is another element , also ,
which must be considered and that Is
tlie consumers who nro not producers
> f agricultural products. These are
low feeling the burden of higher prices
uul it Is pressing upon them with In
creasing severity. Bread Ls high , meats
ire higher than for many years , but the
wages of labor have not Increased. The
government would find it extremely
lllllciilt to Justify action Hint would
still further enhance the cost of living
mil augment tlio burden on the great
> ody of consumers , In order to satisfy
lie demand of tlio landowners and their
As an organ of the agrarians says ,
hero are certain American products
vhlch Germany must have , but our
noats are not among these and Ihoro-
'oro ' the more complete exclusion of
lieso may be adopted. Well , the govern-
ncnt cannot go very much further In
his direction , so that HUTU Is nothing
very alarming In this threat. If all
\mcrlcan meats should bo absolutely
shut out of the German markets the
u'ffect would undoubtedly bo less serl-
msly felt by us than by the masses of
ho German people. It would mean the
> anshinent ! of meat from tlio tables of
umdreds of thousands of the German
leople. Pork has now reached n price
hero that makes it a luxury out of the
each of the masses of the people and of
ourse other meats will sympathise.
: iow long can a policy which produces
his state of affairs ho maintained with
out creating a widespread dissatisfac
tion which might give the government
serious trouble ? How long would the
nassea of the people tamely submit to n
lollcy distinctly m the interest of n
class-nnd that class the wealthiest In
ho empire nnd which subjected them
to privation and hardship ? There uro
no uioro loyal people oil uartu than the
I Gerinnn people , but they mny ) drlvei
to resent , In vu-y vigorous f.ishl.ui , :
course that would largely add to life's
already luird burden.
Krnneo has ceased talking about r
tariff war and her government Is taklni
tht < wlso nnd practical course of en
denvorlng to secure the advantage ;
' proposed In the reciprocity provisions elI
I our tariff law. There Is every reason U
expect that It will be successful In this
to the mutual hcncllt of both nations
The way may not bu quite so clear foi
Germany to accomplish much In Ihb
direction , but something may be done
and however slight the bi'iiellt It would
bo better than a tariff war. We have
however , never beuu seriously apprehensive
hensivo of such a war ami do not now
think that danger of H has Increased.
TIIK XKIilttlliKA STATK 1'Allt.
The Nebraska State fair this yeni
opens under more favorable auspice- :
than any of Its predecessors , ami Its
prospects for success could not well be
more encouraging. With unexampled
crops throughout the statue fiom which tr
draw nil uiiequnled agricultural exhibit ,
allied Industries transforming the prod
ucts of the Held and farm into manu
factured articles developed as never be
fore nnd fair grounds ami buildings in
splendid condition , the substantial foun
dation for Hie fair Is nearly all that could
In tlie matter of attendance everything
points to the greatest number of visitors' '
that ever passed through tlie gates In the
same number of days. In the first plaeu
- ho fair has been thoroughly advertised ,
as well as sharing In the general adver
tisement which has been accorded the
state by Us wonderful crops and rapidly
advancing prosperity. Farmers and
townsmen have already begun to experi
ence the benefits of good times and arc
better situated than for years for taking
advantage of the attractions of the
State fair. Add to this the in
fluence of the gorgeous pageants
and brilliant Illuminations promised for
the Ak-Sar-len festivities , and ( lie fair
week program should prove almost Ir
resistible to everyone in Nebraska and
surrounding territory who can afford to
spend a day or two in instructive , prollt-
able and enjoyable recreation.
There Is no doubt that the Spanish
people believe Unit in the event of n
war with the United States their coun
try would have a very good chance ,
single-handed , of winning , and this
view is very likely shared by some
Spanish statesmen. Tills Is indicated by
the interview with the naval attache of
the Spanish mission at London , who
while on the whole quite modest in his
statements , still makes plain his belief
that Spain could inflict a great deal of
injury on the United States. "We could
certainly lay waste American seaboard
cities , " ho remarked , and he appeared
not to have a very exalted opinion of
the American navy. On the other hand ,
most AiUL'i'icans are equally confident
that in a Avar wilh Spain the United
States would whip that country easily
and that when tlie war was ended vw
should have hardly a scar as n reminder
of the contest.
It must bo obvious to everybody who
can look at the matter without prejudice
that tills country would have a consider
able advantage in a war with Spain
single-handed. Our naval force Is larger
than hers and Vi ; have more powerful
v..uships. . It is true tlie difference in
not very great , but it Is sutiicient lo
give us mi advantage and with our
vastly greater resources we should be
able In a very brief tiniL to iiu-iease the
advantage. Having the friend-liip of
the Cuban Insurgents , whose independ
ence we would assure , there would"be
no very great dlflleulty in obtaining
possession of that island and also of
Porto Ulco , which being accomplished
of course we. . should hold them not
with a view to permanent possession ,
perhaps , but to forever deprive Spain
of them. This would probably require
only a cruiser or two and a few gun
boats , leaving nearly our entire naval
force to confront that of Spain as it
came forward to "lay waste ; " to our
seaboard cities. Of course no one knows
how effective our navy would lie , but
there seems to be excellent reason to
think it would meet every demand upo.t
it. 11 is also to be said that we are nut
quite -so badly off in tlie matter of coast
defuiise as Hie Spanish admiral evi
dently thinks , though these would not
bu an entirely wife reliance , for we have
not the trained artillerists to man the
guns. Still some of these defense.- )
would be found useful.
Hut ( hero is not llkel.v to bo a test of
the relative Avar power of Spain and the
I idled States. Tlio two countries will
not go to war , because tlio conservative
< entiment in each is strong enough to
hold In check those who would incite
The organization of a national associa
tion of pioneer republicans who voted
for John C. Kremont for president as
the first candidate of thu republican
party is an Interesting Incident from tlie
Idstoriual standpoint. As the Fremont
ampaign took place in 1ST > ( I , or forty-one
vonrs ago , the youngest man eligible in
membership in the society must b , > 012
wars of ago. The membership moii-.ovcr
when once tilled out must in the nature
) f things bo a constantly decreasing one.
At tlio same time It is dllllcult to sett
what an association formed on such lines
an hope to accomplish beyond reviving
i peculiar old-fellowship and cniplmxl/-
ng the principles for which the repub
lican party was formed.
If the so-called good will of n stock
yards company Is not to be taken Into
iccount ii | tim determination of reason-
Uile. maximum rates In Kansas , the
mestlon arises whether it can be taken
nto account In Nohrnskn. ( Umdltlons
mny bo different In different states , but
the method of arriving nt n just Inter
pretation of thi ) law cannot well differ
"roin place to place.
Iowa's state fair , Just closed , proved tote
to the most successful from every point
of view since 1SU1. It presented the
finest display of products from the field ,
farm nnd factory nnd drew tht > largest
crowds of interested spectators. As a
natural ronsi-'iiueni'C the gate receipt
ami nrt r'V"'uAi ! ) ? were far In excess o
ni\ythlng nUnlu.'d . lu years. Till.4 grcn
Increase In'Itlc'patronage of the low-
State fair iripniM that prosperity Is h r
and the people if | ( he Ilawkeyo state ar
taking advantage of the situation. 1
also savors tt'ijjl'for lhi Nebraska Slat
fair , just opmuid In tills city , which , wit' '
like wcatlu'rX'Olidltlons , ought and wll
make a reWrtV In the history of th
' ' '
enterprise. . 't
lessees of.sthtP sohool lands who fel
behind In their payments of rental dur
Ing tin' years--of divmth and crop fallur
may be expected to pay lip di-llnqueu
dues and got even on their leases will
the proceeds of this year's bountlfu
crops , which are bringing good prices al
over the state. When the school mniic ;
accruing from these back payment
makes possible a larger per capita nppor
tlonment the populist state land commis
sloner may bu expected to come prompt ! ;
forward with a claim that the Itiereasi
is duo exclusively to his reform admin
istratlon of the ollice.
Tlie death of Henry W. Sage , who wa
formerly the associate of Kv.rn Cornel
and lllram Sibley'probably means :
considerable addition to the endowmen
of the university built by these men ant
named after Mr. Cornell. Mr. Sage ha :
already given liberally to this Imtltutloi
and as director has been ono of the mos
active managers and trusted advisers
Ills deatli at the advanced age of t >
years termlnatt'.s a life tilled 'with grea
business affairs and rounded out witl
devotion to the cause of higher educa
Tlie telegraph poles are a stamlin ;
menace to life and property. The. )
interfere with the fire lighting servlci
and keep up insurance rates. They an
unsightly. They are unnecessary. Ii
the long run they nro not even cheaj
for tlie telegraph companies. The poloi
should come down and the wires g (
Of course the World-Herald , tha
played the political fence for Holln
Hartley and all the other treasury
thieves , is to lie expected to range itseli
with the Holln bondsmen as against tin
taxpayers in the suit to recover on tin
forfeited bond.- Will a duck swim ?
The orgauj/ers , of the Lincoln bolters'
dubs are busy explaining why member.- .
nro pulling out ' 'on ' learning that thej
have brcn decuiYCil | as lo the objects ol
the organization. Those who do nol
pull out wilpHkc- their turn next at ex
In Columbus tfudge Sullivan passe ?
among his poliU < ; al frlcjifls as a galvan
ised gold bug. . B
In connection wfth the censure of "Igno
rant foreigners" at' ' Hasleton It seems proper
to Inquire who Itrvltod the "Ignorant for
eigners' there In the first place1 ?
Pi/'J juij.'I ' . ' ' ' in i- * " ei ' . ii
, ; Sunlit IMK the -Kn Ki-ili Hilgre.
( 'llciio Tribune.
Having exhausted Its resources , mortgaged
tfs rcvuiitics and Impoverished its people , the
Spanish government has now practically
wrecked the Dank of Spain by heavy borrow-
In ; ? . It would he interesting to know whore
it will now turn for funds to keep up the
slaughter in Cuba.
MuslinFliNt , KitoIlM Iliter.
Floux City Tribune.
The Nebraska cltlrcn who wrote to the
rtimiber of the committee from hia district
mil said : "If the frost will stay away an-
> thcr neck I won't care who's elected. " may
i3t be inspired with lofty patriotism , but he
is evidently attending to business , and that
imouius to the same.
Mtfji ? . < ! ' licinililli-an Tliiu-N.
Senator Gear cf Iowa , a former business
nan and well jiostul in buslne-'s conditions ,
; ajH the days of 7 per cent loanc on farms In
Iowa arp enied. Tanners can gut all the
nacey Ihi-y w.int at B per cent , and moat of
.hem do not want It at any rate. "Iowa
'ainiois have got a surplus , " says Senator
ipar. "Tho banks are full of money and the
'a'rmors will ilo the lending. " Which Is why
, vo remark th < vc are republican times.
The OIHtvlii r TIII-UH.
Mlntirap' > ll Tribune.
The Turks very ol > il5lnfly ; harvested the
irops in Theswlyj but very disobllgiiiKly
: arrlcd Shem a\T.iy. and also drove off th- '
attle and shwp of rho natives. Ths ! wlnlo-
ialo robbpry Inflicts a very damaging blow
ipin G te.-e and condemns many of the
leoulo to starvation. The Kuroriuan powers
aiv mipervlsing the peaceneKat.'atbUB
not to permit such an act of brisandase
> n the part of the Turks. They should com-
wl thu latter to w for what they have
Ilv Miiirnfi ! MT Fiixlnu Hiiiniir.
NVvv York Hun.
The resolutions of the Nebraska fuslonUts
'aro thankful to Providence" for the prcs-
icrlty with which Nebraska has been blcwsod
> r cursed , but "attribute the rise In wheat lo
'orelRn ' scarcity rather than suppose It to be
he result ot dear sucar or an Increase )
.arlff on straw. " Any _ attempt at either
Mimor or common scnso on the part of thu
Nebraska fuilonlnts ahsuld ba recorded and
ncouraccd , but , their remarks about forelRn
: carrty ! are a llitla p rplexlng. Hero they
ire pantlnR and sprc-ochlng for tr.o free ciln-
ige of Bllvrr wltl.out regard to any fore'sn '
icarclty of silver. Evidently sliver 'is a sub-
itunuo of prlcelona value In Itself , a rarity
: nd : scarcity without bo'.rg scarce or rare.
Jlnc Illimlrcll of Tin-in Iliiinli-il To-
Hay favor 'OlljS ' 6'dy disease the sufferers
'rom ' which foii ? banded thomselvfs Into
in association , for m-.iuin ] help and vondo-
eiico. It was'tirpMhlzed In IHTJ at I'etoskoy ,
\tich. \ , under thfe'JhSme of tha Western liny
'ever associa'tlynj and It lias recently
ilected otllcers 'Im' ' another year. Fourteen
itntes were rcHrcSe'ntfd nnd the total mem-
lerahlp Is salil"iq ho over 900. In one day
cecn tly fourteo'iij ' Fxcurslon trains arrived
a I'etoakcy WMug patients from uicny
tales. A common ailment brings these
icoplo Into close fellowship and has led to
ha establishment ot the association. Why
'etoskey Is so favored a resort and why
he sufferers ttrV're' ' find relief rather than
n other polntimti/r by It Is not. explained.
lut It la n fact that sufferers KD there from
ill over the country and that they have Ini-
nunl'y from the troubles so lonf ? as they
itay in the Michigan town. Hence It has
> ecom known ns the "hay fever ufferers'
laradlso. " Hay favcr was first brought to
lotlco hy tlie lain Henry Ward Ucecher ,
vho suffered constantly during the season
' .ich year. Jt , of course , existed before his
Imn , but it never 'became , fashionable until
t was discovered that the popular preacher
vas a victim , Ileecher never was cured
lompletely at any time , and he often fiaiil
hat the only place where a victim would
> o exempt was six feet beneath the surface
it thii ground , It la thought by borne that
ilgh altitudes prevent th disrate , hut that
his Is an error U shown by the fact that
iroplo from Colorado are frequently found
t J'etoakejr getting the relief .which their
> wn altitudes do not afford. The Mlchl-
; in town hold * all the hay fever patients
intll the heavy frosts of fall have made It
mposjlble for the pollen to aflllct tlmn.
HH1I5P HITS OP STATH POLITIC !
I'onca Journal : The democratic m ch : i
must take a stronger sedative than free si !
vep If U expects to check Irrltallrti nnd In
tcrnal disturbance nnrf keep down the po
party which It cost so much exertion t
iwnllow a short time since at Lincoln.
Valentino Republican : Meny who hav
been wearing those old panta with dome
cr.itlc badges on the seat for four year * r
casting them off. They are thankful thn
under republican rule they can earn cnoug
to buy a whole new pair and have mono
Stanton Picket : Ileyctid ititstlon | Congress
man Hill Grecno Is more honest than hi
party. Ilo now openly admits that who
last fall he told the dear people that i
McKlnlcy was elected wheat would sell fo
20 cents that ho meant 20 cents n peck. It'
a pretty small hole that Congressman Di :
Greene can't get out of.
Crete Vldctte : Little Thompson of Oran
Island ought not to feel bail. Ho will nc
get knocked down It ho keeps his scat. 1
he bobs up In the next convention ts a can
dldatc for congress , district judge or sti
promo Jtidgo ot course ho will got Unockc
down , lie may have n thick head , bti
ho will cvci.ltmlly learn something by ex
Ord Quiz : A strong populist offlccholdc
who draws a big salary In thli judicial dlr
trict told the Quiz man just before the rt
publican state convention that the bralnlce
man on the supreme bench was Jiulgo 1'csl
He also called nttentlon to the fact tha
Judge- Post seldom rendered a dlsscntlu
opinion , for his opinions were usually th
opinions of the tourt. Such a man 'Is th
kind of n man to keep on the bench.
Ncllgh Loader : H has been the ono grca
dcslro of the populist party to obtain con
ttol of the supreme court of the state , ye
just as soon ns It had an opportunity t
elect a member It threw It asldo an
nominated n democrat for the position. He
twcen Judge Sullivan and the populist part
there Li no bond ot union , unless It be th
silver Ibsue , and he Is a little weak on thai
Ho is a very respectable kind ot democrat
but a mighty poor populist.
Auburn Post : ( Attorney General Smytl
has written a letter Instructing county judge
to appoint the election board * from the Hire
loidlng parties nnd that they must gucs
at Iho vote polled by the democrats and pop
ullsts Ust fall and not consider the fusioi
ticket ono ticket but two. Uy followlni
such a ruling \\o will liave a partisan elec
tlon board in every voting precinct In th
state instead ot a nonpartlsdti one , as th
law heretofore contemplated.
North Plattu Tribune : U Is learned tha
a number of loading democrats of the cit ;
and county have received letter. ! from tin
state fusion headquarters Intimating tha
t.iey must withdraw the democratic tlcko
In this county or okso make some arrange
incut for a fti-don with the populists of tin
county. H remains to be seen whether tin
democrats of the county will do the blddlni
uf the democratic-populist state ring , o
which the very good SI Holcomb Is the re
Beatrice Democrat : Thcro has been con. .
siderable kicking because the pop loglslatun
appropriated $10,000 to support an Investlgat
ing committee to check up the state lustltu
llo.-s that should have bccv.i checked up without -
out extra cost to the state and by thu clcrki
In the auditor's oillco. The kickers seem U
think that the pops have no right to stea
even $10,000 , as though It was a large sun
to steal. The fact la that the pops don'l
set their noses into the trough very oftin
but when they do the swill flics.
Auburn Granger : Wo cannot accept the
advice of a number of our friends In the fu
sion ranks relative to keeping quiet In re
gard to official dishonesty among member !
of the party or parties. For years we have
been holding up to public gaze the crooked
work of ropubllczn officials , and now when
those who POFO as reformers are guilty ol
crooked work , they , too , shall be exposed
If the party that recently came Into powev
In the state wants to hold tlio reins of gov-f
ornmeDt U can do so only by honesty uni !
straightforward work. Cussodncss must h
condemned anill not condoned , for he that I.
faithful .V little will bo faithful In much
( 'andvicuy. . versr-y.and the same. " Already
niough of reckless legislation End olllrlal
grasping has been made manifest to cause
the republicans to shout for joy , nnd the
only reason those misdoings will not causa
a stampede frornl the party Is because , with
all its errors , shortcomings and grasping ,
! he new party has nowhere near come up to
tlio republicans , who have held the reins
of government for so imry years.
Scward Reporter : The pronunclamcnto ol
Attorney fJenoral Smyth on the matter o'
the appointment of judges and clerks o'
election is a specimen of non-partlsanshlr ,
such as couM ho expected from no
body but a pop-crat. .Mr. Smyth says that
county Judges must take notice that thrc
was a populist party and a dpmocrath party
last fall , though both voted for the Game
men , and , there is no possible way of telling
them apart. Judges and clerks must bo
appo'nted from each of these two organiza
tions , sas'S the learned attorney general ,
mid if a county judge falls or refuses to d
this , he should bp compelled to do BO by
a writ nt mandamus from the district court.
It Is hardly probable that district Judged
will undertake to compel a c unty Jude ;
to toke official noticeof a matter that could
not bo proven , and Mr. Smyth's plan .would .
mrut likely miscarry. The solons who pssaeil
tha law should have stated In plain terms
that It was Intended to give ths nryanltes
the control i f every election board In tli'1
Rtatu and made the Inngtugc so plain that
any county judge could understand It. That
seeing to be the Intention of the law , as
Interpreted hy Sir. Attorney General Smyth.
Tecumseh Chieftain : A certain populist
'armor ' who lives not a thoiiiJanJ miles ftom
Pi'cum'oh is making arrangements to go Into
ho shocp raising business quite extensively.
To rays that the protection placed on wool
< y the new republican tariff bill will make
ha sheep busInesB a remunerative Industry
md ho. prcpo'cs to cot In on the ground Howe
? o he goes around cursing tlie Dlnijley bill
ho gold standard and republicans In general
mb at thi > same time ho lets no oppo tunlt >
i'p ! by to profit himself through the avenucH
na'Jo pnsslhle by ropubllran legislation. Yc >
10 h a free trailer , but ho will take advantsgo
f the republican duly on wool and embark
n the shecv > buslno.i ? . He can stand a little
H'otpctlnn when It settles down In hh own
liucp pens. He Is a free silver man and Is
ill wrsppcd up IniOcent dollars , mentally
poak'ng ' , but ho will sell his wheat for fif
ipits a bunhol ar.'l take lilt ray In g l.-l
tandard dollars worth their face the world
ivoHo preaches calamity , talk-i calamity
ml knows that his party thrives on calamity
ml yet he throws himself onto the wavti of
irosperlty which l following In the wake
if republican RUKCPSS with a rarelem aban-
kn that glvra the Ilo to his profcsilon of
lovntlon to calamity politic ? , ilo wants to
; lvo thn Almighty crortlt for the advance In
ho price of oil fetm products , which Is right
nd proper , but scemn to forgot the fact that
H'slugs from al-ovc are apt to bo mo-t patent
nd noticeable du'Ing republican times. Apery
pory Inconsistent fellow Is this populist
armor , and he U typical of a very largo
'CBH. Ho pripo-cs to do everything ho ran
> hinder the cfiiHUinnutioii or republican
Inns , by voice and ballot , and yut he Is the
< rst to reach out after the Improved comll-
lotKv that republican success has already
rought , and much moreof which there U to
allow. You would naturally think that a
" .an who to Intensely hated evo'ythliiK re-
ublloan wc-tlld refuse lo allow himself to be
cneflted by the carrying out of a republican
ir.ncl'ple , wouldn't you ? nut that Isn't the
apullst of It. Tim genuine populUt Is a
ueor fellow and thcrn Is nothing cleo In
reatlon to compare him with.
KloiKlllvl'N KVff ) 1V | | T < - ,
Harper's \VecUly ,
Either the great demand for gold has FO
tlmulated prospecting that rich discoveries
ro being made in unprecedented numbers
r cite the great demand for stories about
bonanzas" has stimulated the human Im-
filiation. No doubt the situation Includes
oth elomcnts. Gold has been turning up In
ew places at short Intervals for y ra past ,
ut now every new discovery ceems to be
enormously rich. " and , If pocMhle. richer
tan the Klondike diggings. Inspired by
laska and the northwest , California , Wash-
igton , Arizona , Utah , New Mexico and
ritlsh Columbia have developed mineral
: nsatlons , and there seems to bo not oven
temporaly exhaustion of the supply. Mr.
iarencu Kins , formerly chief of the United
tatej Geological Survey , l > credited with a
rophecy of the approach of the day when
chain of mining camps will extend from
ape Horn to St. Michaels. Mr. King knows
good deal about the Ingredients of the
ackbone of the western hemUphere ; eveiilo
- em hastening to make bin forecast good.
T1IK POPIinST CATRCI1ISM.
UrnilyOlniltnmvprn ( or Vtitilln It
l * pnlNt Suiiiliiy School * ,
t'awncft Ittpubllcfln ,
Who KAVO Kvo the apple that H\O ! fed t
Adam to cause the fall of man ? Answer
Who turned thn plngun ot locusts upoi
the husbandmen of Kgypt ? Answer : Marl
Who furnished the water that flooded th
earth tr > drown nil the wicked ? Answer
Mnrk Hanna ,
Who Incited the children of Israel to fal
down on their kness to worship gravel
Images ? Answer : Mnrl < Hannn.
Who paid for the foJst that HolMiazza
gave which was Interrupted by thu hand
writing on the wall ? Answer : Mark Itnnna
Who threw the three Hebrew children Inti
the fiery furnace and cast Daniel Into tin
lion's den ? Answer : Mark Hantia.
Who was the whale In whose belly Jotinl
tarried so long and came out whole ? Answer
\Vho stoned Voter and sent Paul to prt.0t
for having offended not ngalnst the laws
Atuwer : Mnrk llannn.
Who dragged the Savior Into court to In
sentenced by Pontius Pilate ? Answer ; Mirl
Who toolc Him Into the wilderness am
tempted Him for forty days ? Answer : Marl
Hanna , '
Who. drove the spikes Into His hands am
put a crown of thorns on Ills hr d ? Answer
Who dragged Stephen lo his death ovei
the rough cobble tonosi ot his natlvn city'
Answer : Mail ; Hnnna.
IS IM-I.UM2 IN SHlTri'f
1'roiiOM-il Settlement or lli < - Himlie -
ttvi'i'ii ( .roviM- and Tit r kry.
ChlciiRa rironlclc. ;
The latest announcement regarding tin
prolonged state of war between Turkey am' '
Greece Is that "the text of the revised trcalj
of peace fixes the Indemnity to bo paid bj
Greece to Turkey at 4.000.000. The stale
ot war U to cease ns soon ns "the prelimi
nary act" Is slrmed and the evacuation ol
Thcssaly by Turkish troops Is to take plact
n month after the powers shall have recog
nized the treaty. An international commit * ,
slot * Is to bo established , at Athens to con
trol the Indemnity loan and other state
It appears from this that Turkey gets
a "strategic rectification of the frontier , "
which probably means an easy Job for the
Turk If he takes It Into his head to give
Greece another trounclnp. Hut on the other
hand , ho gives up the most of Thcssaly ,
which , from the Turkish point of view , Is
a humiliating conccralcm. It Is a sort ot re
ligious principle with the Turk never to
let go of anything he gets his hands on.
Ho propagates his religion by force , and ecu.
iiucst Is part of his religion. Therefore the
fact that he has decided to evacuate the
most of Thi'Rsnly goes to show that tlio
powers really have Influenced him to some
extent In spite of the Turkophllo kaiser of
Hut Greece is not spared humiliation. It
Is not agreeable1 to have to surrender points
of great strategic advantage to a more pow
erful and not very , pacllc ( neighbor. And ,
then , besides having to pay an Indemnity
of $20.000.000 , which she can 111 afford. It
Is particularly galling to Greece to be dis
credited by having an International com
mission established and maintained In Athens
to see that she meets her pecuniary obliga
If this Is not a reflection upon the hcn-
psty of Greece It is certainly a reflection
upon her finrnclal ability , which a selt-re-
spectlnpr ruler by divine right might bo expected - >
pectod to resent with much Indignation.
THAim SRCIII3T.S A1113 SACHKd ) .
Dculnloii on Xovl Juvr Point by n
The supreme court , has decided that nn
employe may not give away the secrets of
his employer. If n man accept a job In the
service of another who Is engaged In the
manufacture of an article whoso value Is de
pendent on the knowledge of how It Is man
ufactured hu obligates himself to withhold
that knowledge from the public and also to
abstain from employing It to benefit himself.
The case on which the decision Is based
: ame from Grand Kaplds. A man entered
: ho service of a firm which wr.n engaged In
the manufacture of sticky-fly paper. The
processes of manufacture worn secret nnd
jealously guarded from the public. The ma-
' ' likewise was of a secret pattern.
The employe possessed himself of the knowl-
elgo of the formula tiud thn machinery dur
ing the course of his ( .ervico. When dls-
mlristvl from service he opened negotiations
to promote a company to manufacture sticky
Uy paper according to the secret formula of
hia former employer.
Tinllrm thereupon secured process to en
join the man from making use or the H'eret
knowledge acquired while In Its service.
The lower court sustained the order and
made it a continuing ono. The Biipromo
court In an opinion by Mr. Justice Moore
rlllrms the deolttlon of the lower court and
Issues process forsver restraining the em
ploye from ualng 1ho secret formula of the
sticky fly paper making fiTm.
The court holds that the relation of the
Qrta and Its employe was a confidential ono.
That while that relation continued the om-
ployo was Intrusted with secrets which are
and wore the sole and exclusive property of
the firm. Those secrets have tangible vuluo
and amount to a possession ns sacred as the
po ) csslon of real estate. The employe hud
no more legal right to sell those secrets or
to use them to Injure the business of the
firm than ho would have to sell Its real es
The decision Is a sweeping ono but It la
'ortlfied by unanswerable logic and' ' numcroux
.UatloiiH from the decisions of courtu of j
other states on analogous cases. It will
[ irovo to be both salutary and effective In
restraining the sale of trade aecretH by dis
iM3ii.sn.vvii AXIJ OTIIUIIWISK.
A new religious Bert has been found In |
Russia , the tenets of which In to mortify
.he bady by never using ° ap or water ,
rhls Is a novel way of acquiring a fragrant
jclar of Hanctity.
Kentucky dors not takn kindly to the sug
gestion that the stntit owes a monument to
ho inventor of Jim Crow whisky. It h
ontrnilpil that Jim's memory will not suffer ,
vhllo the jugs are loaded , ;
When Dr. Oliver Wendell HolniPH , after
a visit to Prof. Max Muller. was bidding Ills ,
host good-by , he said : "I hava had much
talk with people In England ; with you I
have had real conversation. "
Dr. Alexander , a resident ot Paso del
NortH and HI Paso Klnco the Mcxlon war ,
rays : "I never know a case of consumption
imong Mexicans until within the past three
years. The germs cf the disease have been
brought Into the country by American con
sumptives , "
The receipts nt the Iowa Stuto fair , ex
clusive of Saturday , amounted to J11.3UC.51 ,
double what It was In 1S91 nnd JS.OOO moro
than the receipts last year. The mirplus
above uxpoiisi'S wlpCH out the dabt of the
State Fair jBHOciatlon and leaves a halanco
In the treasury.
Chairman Junes , tlio prophet of Arkantns ,
advleed thn Now York democratic state cen
tral rxxiiinlttea to leave national Issues out
of the contest for Judge of the court of
appeals. The advlco was accepted nnd the
minjtinn of endorsing the Chicago platform
WPH kicked Into thn Wiuito Ixiskut. Now the
radical calamx are howling.
Senator Foralior ventures a private opinion
for public consumption to the effect that Iho
republican majority In Ohio this fall will
be about 300,000. The senator's enthusiasm
as a. political statistician Is based on the fact
that the silver question Is too dead to skin
In the Iluckeye state and thu popocracy have
no other ISKUO than last year's raltimlty.
W. J. IVryan addressed two county fair *
In Kansas week before last and received 1500
for each , and two more In Mlusourl last
week netted him $1.000 , If bo can keep up
that pace for fifty-two weeks his Income ,
exclusive of r x i sea , will bo a trlflo more than
the salary of thu office ho seeks. Ktrangn
to * ay. his prosperity ban not been charged
up to any fnrt'lgn famine or demand.
One of the members of the Itoyal Society
of British Artists Is Ilcrtram lilies , vJio
lost both his arum by being run over by
B street car when he was 8 yearn old. Ilo
had previously evinced a. passion for taintIng -
Ing and after losing his hands ho larned to
hold the pencil In his mouth. In this way
ho gradually gained such skill that bo was
ablu to pats all examinations and wlu sev
THU TcitM.vn nowx OK 1101139.
Chicago News : Undo Horaeo Bolca * health ,
U Is Mid , will not permit of his making nnjr
more speeches In Iowa until he has takco tha
"silver cure. "
Davenport Uepubllean : And so ex-Oov-
crnor Holes Is to make no moro speeches.
Tills is the latest. The democratic campaign
managers have turned him down , Ho
evinces a good deal moro virtue In his refusal
to advocate Ifi to 1 than was expected , In
fact It Is rather bplatod virtue. The time to
display It was last year at the Dubuque con.
Chicago Inter Ocean : The democratic party
In Iowa Is not content to lose the alliance of
the other null-republican ! ) of thn state , but
by Its latest move U hns ostracised the Hole *
element. The venerable "Undo Horace"
saw fit to advocate Iho adoption of thp com-
morclal ratio between ijold and silver , and
base free coinage thereon , Instead of If ! to 1.
Ho Instated upon l ( . Thereupon the loaders
ordered him to the rear. He Is nn longer al
lowed tu RO to and froup and down the Ute
prem-lilng the r.ospel of free coinage at 30 to
1. There has broil nothing HUe It since Gen
eral Gldoon's Ingenious plan or terlcs of de
vices fet lessening the army of his command.
Mnr.shalltown Times : There was a tlmo
when Iowa democracy turned to 'llolos ' , ThAt
time ban ROUP by. In this now era , even the
fact that Holes was formerly of republican
faith , and tried the best ho knew to keep
pace with thp acrobatic functions of the
negative policy of lown democracy , does not
count. Holes has bci-n turned down. The
very people w.ho first backed him those who
put him up brforo thp public while he wns In
the first ecstasy of npnstnsy- have turned
him down. And why ? lleoause he would not
subscribe to what ho know wns thu fnlse
doctrine of 1C to t. 1'oss'bly ' , If Holes lives
long enough , ho will re-grot the tlmo when h
sold his heritage for n im-os of poltngu.
Chicago Chronicle : Light is breaking.
Judge Cox hns decided that IIP IHH no au
thority to enjoin the postolllco millionm-H
In civil service imittuia. This Is the llrst
Intimation from any uf the Judges that they
have not the p-.wpr to Issue Injunctions
against an > thing from a minors' strike to
the movomcntH of tlip solar system.
Now York Post : The derision as to the
power of removal rendered by Judge I'ov
ot the District of Columbia supreme court.
In not liii.il , but his juBltlon Is so thor
oughly buttressed by opinions of the I'nlted
States supreme court in various pomls In
volved tlut there seems every reason to ex
pect that It will 'be ' sustained by thu bight r
Detroit Journal : Judge COX'B ruling that
the power of removal from , olllc' la an In
cident to the power ot appointment. If sus
tained by the supreme court , \\ill forever
shut out of court those appointed for a stated
term who are cashiered ns n coiwquonro
of a change ot Iho appointing power. In
other words , the appointees of ono oxocti-
tlvo or administrative .omrlal will huvi < no
cinch on their places when another appoint
ing power succeeds to ollice.
Now York Commercial Advertiser : It Is to
bo hoped that this matter will not bo al
lowed to rest hero. Judge Cox's construc
tion of the civil service act Is plainly not
that which baa been always fo'lowrd , i d
It Is Important thnt there should bo. no un
certainty anil confusion as lo the rules which
It Is within tin- province ot the adml Istra
tlon to adopt respecting removals fi-rm of
fice. An appeal ahould be taken to the
United States supreme court without dcliy.
Detroit Kri'c Press : The decision IH a
very broad ono and covers more ground
than It se"ms to nt first glance. It cluil-
longcs directly the power , nol only of the
Civil Service commission , but of the presi
dent to make any rules restricting- the np-
polntlng power In the matter of removals.
The Judge holds not only that the courts
cannot enforce the rules nnd that the hold
ers of positions are therefore remediless In
case of injustice , but that there is no power
In president or commission to make rules
which are even binding on themselves ,
Springfield Republican : AVe rannot how
ever , regard Judge Cox's decision as of vast
consequence touching the reform of tha civil
service. Had ho reached u contrary con
clusion nnd sustained the protest of thu
( /listed superintendent of mnlls nt I.oulsvll'o.
the effect wruld not have been to dejrlvo
the appointing power or the executive of ( ill
right ot d'.si-i-ctlonary removal. It won'd '
have simply compelled the executive power
to live up to Its own regulations while those
regulations were nominally In force. The
executive would still have boon left f'oc to
repeal the regulations or to modify them at
/ MOIIT AX11 tllllttlir.
Chicago Tribune : " .Mile. Allboney , " said
ho Klrl reporter , "let rno nsk you bow you
elt the llrst time you ever appi-arud bi-foro
iio public In lights. "
"Cold , " briefly n piled tlio dniisi-uso.
Detroit Free Press : "W.iat are flih stories ,
irotbor Tom ? "
"Fish J-lorles ? They nro those. trtlin Isabel
irlng.s home about the men who proposed to n
ior while she was nway. "
Uoston Transcript : The LanUnlj- Is
0 dllllcult to koio mont in warm wo.ither ,
on know. The ITunk Boarder ( vigorously
t work with Unite and fork ) Shouldn't
lilnk you'd have any -troubles to liven such
tuulc us this.
Uro'jlclyn ' Life : "Do you know. I'm quite.
, -orrlod about myself. I really believe I'm
sslnrr my nerve. "
"How do you notice It ? "
"I'm getting so 1 hato-to nuk any ono for
loan. As teen UH I HHW you I bosun to
remble. " ;
CVMciigo llocord : "Mrs. Xonrnllriuni seems
n bo a Rival power In Ihls neighborhood. Is
ho HO Intellectual ? "
"No , bul hhu owns throe preserving ket-
Cleveland Plain Dealer : "And so Dr Cut-
Ing , tbu eminent appendicitis c-xp ( rt. Is
cad ? Dear ! donr ! That's a nrvorc loss
1 the community. What was Iho mutter Alth
1m ? "
"He swallowed n , puaclwtono and U got
tuck somewhere. "
Chicago Post : "How nbmird It Isthat
ny one shoul I have thought It nocrssary to
: iy fiut OnclothPH don't muku the man"
"Isn't It ? Why , any fool ought to know
nit It's nol Iho olo-.hos , bul the tailor. "
Washington St.ir : "It Is a monstrous
itumny to Insinuate that wo Imvo been tn'n- '
i > atliiK Cubans recently , " mild the Spanls.l
"Can you provn thnt ? "
"Certainly. Kvcryhody known we haven't
een able to ca.ch a Cuban In six wui-ks , "
Washington Hlar-"Dol : n , " said tlmt gfil
l-man's wife , "vo'ro the conthrarlust man
lot walks , an' OYll prove It bo yo'ro own
"Ol defy yc. "
"Will vo answer mo wan question , Ihcii1'
"Ol will. "
"How did vn nnlibrato Tabor day ? "
"Ho knockln * off work an' doln' nothln' . "
Dcmcr I'ont ,
My dear one's xmllcs ! bow prizi-d they wr
When xu were sweetly nuoonliiK ,
And dfaror still to milo sharu
Ills smiles while honeymooning ;
Hut now his smiles of every d > y
My chilled ho'trl fall to soften ;
Slncu marrhiKK t am p-Uned to ay ,
Hu takes his xinlles lee often.
THU HO\i ( OF U'lll'JAT.
1'rnnk U Hlniitun In Tlmcn-llcral 1.
I had dreams when days were durlcesl In
the lonellnt-tM ( if nlKht.
I was dreaming of the gleaming and Iho
MnamliiK of the Unlit ;
Anil the sod tlmt whh'percd secrets to the
blogsom imil the loaf
Sent ni Bhimmorlnif , whining sunward lo the
splendor of theflheafl
The winds that toiwcd my tresses sang of
treasures manifold ,
And dew nnd r.tar and sunlight gave their
Klory to mv gold ;
And I heard a far rt-jolclnu , and the tempcat
HUBS were furled
And my colden banners rippled all my rlcheu
round the world )
I heard the sonjis of cities , and In the shad
The rliiKlnir mid the singing of all the Koldcn
For I wove the blue sky's bounty , the rnm-
IlKht and thn rains ,
In on answer lo the valleys and the pluadlr.ic
of the plains.
I Jiavo sweetened fervid summers , I have
starre.1 ibo winter's snow
And gladdened honiuH with garlands , and
made the hearth-lires glow ; '
And rny story I. , my ul3ry , and my triumph
They miiicli Iteneuth my bamiera , to th *
' ot wheat )
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