Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 11, 1897, Page 4, Image 4

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E. ItOSBWATCR , Killtor.
ruiu.isiiir > IVIHY MOHNINQ.
or suuscnirTioN :
Dillr U e ( Without Sunday ) . One Year 09
Dully lice and Sunday , One Year to
Hit Month ! 00
Three Month * SCO
SaniSay Ilc , One Year ZJ
Haturclny lice. One Year 1M
Weekly life , One Year Ci
Onvitia. The lice Ilulldlng.
Boutn Omahn : Singer Illk. . Cor. N and 21th St .
Council lilurr.i : 10 1'cnrl Htrcet.
Chicago onicr : JIT Chamber ot Commerce.
New York ! llonmn 13 , II and 1C Tribune llldfc
Washington : (01 Fourteenth Street.
All communlcntljnii relntlnit to news and edito
rial matter should lie nddtcs.-c.l : To the UJUor.
ituaiNiss IITTIUS. :
All bunlnrns Itttcri and remittances Miould be
Bdilrcated to The lice rubllnhlni ; Company ,
Omaha , Drnfta , checks , express and postodlco
money orders to bo madf pnjablo to the order ot
the company.
Tim nun punusitma COMPANY.
Btnle of Nclirnnkn , DouulM Connly. tx.l
OeorKi ! n. Tzschutk , secretary ofihe ltc I'nb-
llfthlng Company , being-duly sworn , wi > s Hint tlie
nctunl number of full and complete copies of Tha
Dally , Morning , Keening nml Siimlny llee prlnle < l
tlitrtiiK lhe munlli of November , 1837 , waa as fcl-
1 :0,74G 18 21.8S3
i 21ISO 17 21,271
3 2.1.3S9 18 21.147
4 ; 13 Z1.04S
ft 21.177 M 2ln 6
, 21,353 2l , 21,023
7 i.C2- > 22 21,315
S 21,411) 23 22.203
9 21,0V ) SI 21.9)1
JO ! l07 Si 21,351
II il.Ott 26 21.0R3
n 21.321 27 21,782
II 21,421 2S 21,018
j4 ro.m 11 21,400
15 21..TJ CO 21,313
Total 645,021
I p s unsold nnd rotor neil copies 10,41 !
Nrt tntftl rntfs C3I.BO < !
Net dully ntrrnen 21.151
OHO. 11 TJtTlinrK.
Bworn to bpfnri * nit * and subscribed In my
flrpXTKv this 1st day of December , 1M7.
( Seal. ) . , N r. rnir , .
Nolnry Public.
Til 13 liniS ON TRAINS.
All nt II i-on il ir -l nyit nrc
til > | > llril with cuoiiKli Ilccn
.to nccMiiiunoilato every iinn-
Bcnprcr who ivnul1 * lo rcnil n
ncvniniti r. IiinlNt upon Iinv-
tiitr Tin ? ni'C. If you ciiniiat
Kft n HOP mi n ( ruin rruin ( lie
nevvN iiK'iit , ] > lcnn < > rt'iinrt
the fnc-t , ntatliiK tinrnlii ( mill
rnllrnnil , to tlie Clrciilntlon
Doiuirtnicnt of Tlie HIT. The
lice IN for mile mi nil ( rnliiM.
As soon ns Ilrynn pot out of thc conn-
try sliver went up to 58 cpnt.s an ounce.
Since HID siilo oven the locomotives on
the Union Pacific system liave become
liustlurs. .
Yclser must be Riven the credit Hint
attaches to persistency , even if sonic of
Ills reform efforts are misdirected.
The increased NebnisUsi school appor
tionment Is the clinching denial
the popullHt state ofllclals could want
of tlielr assertions that prosperity Is 110-
where In sight.
The west and the south are calling for
currency to he used in business. The
United States subtreasury sent $ : ' .00,000
to St. Thorns and 5100,000 to New Orleans
the other ( lay.
Next year there will be twenty-seven
fenmlo county superintendents of schools
In Colorado and twenty-nine males , a
loss of one for the men and a gain of
ono for the womeiv. ,
The more the populists rellect upon the
consequences of fusion the more cou
vluced they become that the democrats
nrc the principal gainers by it , and at
the expense of the populist party.
Omaha must have greater hotel fa
cilities before the exposition opens. The
man who puts his money In a good hotel
In this city right now will have no trou
ble In getting a good return on his In
The school board may perhaps be Justi
fied In counting on Increased revenues for
the coming year , but that will never
Justify the waste of ono dollar of the
school funds in extravagant or needless
The local Hiinco organ has been caught
In the meshes of Its own contradictory
circulation statements. The Bunco organ
has been living on money extracted
from patrons by false pretenses and It
naturally "hollers" when its game Is ex
Last year Canada purchased ? 10,000-
000 worm of produce from the United
States In excess of the amount we
bought of Canada. That was before
Canadians got their dander up about
Kipling's new poem on "Our Lady of
the Snows. "
An Iowa newspaper dependent on ad-
> ortlslng for support , contending that
Iowa should not spend any money foi
advertising at the Traiisinlsslsslppl Ex
position because "advertising doesn'i
pay , " Is a spectacle to bring tears to the
eyes of the oldest advertising solicitor.
All of next year's Klondike tourists
will want to stop off nt Omaha and BOO
the exposition on the way to the coasl
nnd all of the returning fortune hunters
will pause at the gateway on the way
home. The I'aclllc coast newspapers
say that there will bo millions of them.
The eontllct as to whether the successoi
to Jndgo Sullivan on the district bencl
to bo appointed by Governor Ilolcomb Is
to bo a iKipullst , a democrat , or a free
silver republican , Is merely a repetition
of the squabble that Is Inevitable ever }
time the fuslonlsts have spoils of olllco
to distribute.
The Nebraska Htato university has al
ready signified Its intention to lend al
possible ) assistance to tho. proposet
Transmlsslsslppl Hducatlonal convex
tlon nt Omaha during the exposition
Every college and university west of the
Mississippi ought to take action in the
name direction.
The Ohio Federation of Labor wants
to " lalmr" fo
congress pxcludo "foreignlalmr"
ten. years. This , too , with immlgratloi
societies nnd agents and land bureaus
engaged In llerco competition to secure
men to occupy the millions of acres o
unused land in , the south nnd west ant
bring forth wealth and prosperity.
It Is not probable tlmt tlio president
will Rlvo any serious consideration lo
tlio protest which 1ms boon made by n
number of Jud e.1 ? nntl lawyers In Oregon
nnd California ngalnst the proposed ap
pointment of Attorney General MoKcnna
to the vacancy on the bench of the
United States supreme court made by
the retirement ot Justice Field. This re-
marknhlc protest , so far as we are aware
without precedent , professes to have
bcpn prompted by n desire for the main
tenance of the character of the supreme
court for ability and Independence , but
there Is reasonto - suspect that thurc
was not so worthy and honorable a mo
tive as this for the protest. It Is alleged
by the protestants that ; Judge McICcnnn
la not qualified for any judicial place of
Importance , much less for the highest
place In the land. It Is easy to make
an assertion of this kind , but It will
go for little with fair-minded men.
The fact is that Judge McKennn made
a good record on the federal bencli and
this was well 1nowti to President Me-
Kluley when lie selected blm for attor
ney general. The president has had
abundant opportunity , during the nine
months In which he has been officially
associated with Judge Mclvenna , to as
certain his illness for an associate Jus
tice ot the supreme court nnd the fact
that he has determined to nominate him
for tlmt position will be very generally
accepted as ample assurance of Judge
McKunim's qualifications. Not only is
the president as capable of judging as
.0 the illness of Judge McKetma for
ndlclal place as are those who have
irotestcil against his appointment , but
t must lie presumed that he Is no less
solicitous , but rather more so , to iniiin-
aln the character of the supreme court.
In a word , the protest Is presumptuous
f not Impertinent , since It Is a reflec
tion upon Mr. McKlnloy's judgment , nnd
the president should , us he undoubtedly
will , entirely disregard It.
The petition slgnotl by over 21,000 na
live Ilawallans , protesting against an
nexatlon , which was laid before 'the
United States senate on Thursday by
Senator Hoar , ought to remove all doubt
that a majority of those ixxiple are op
posed to the scheme of handing over
Ihelr country to the United States. It
docs not alVect the matter that half the
signers of the petition are women , for
while tht'so do not exercise the suffrage
they have n claim to be hcaiul and no
falr-mln-dod American would deny them
the privilege of a voice on the question
whether the land of their birth shall
become the possession of another nation
and they 1m subjected to the laws and
customs of strangers.
We blmll bi > very much surprised If
this petition does not produce a decided
effect upon congress and upon public
sentiment. It conclusively shows what
would be the result If the Hawaiian people
ple were given an opportunity to freely
vote on the question of annexation. "Wo
confidently believe that In that case It
would be demonstrated that they are
practically unanimous against the
scheme of the political adventurers who
are In control In Ilnwnll. But the peti
tion ought to .be snlliclent to convince
the American people that if Hawaii
annexed it will be done In disregard of
the wishes of Its native people and there
to ro in violation of the most c&sentinl
principle of our republican system.
The secretary of the Interior estimated
that there will bo needed for pensions In
the next fiscal year ? 141,21S,8 , ; ) and the
sub-committee of the house committee
on appropriations has agreed upon this
amount , which varies but little from that
of tlie current fiscal year. It Is said that
tho-so who are familiar with the opera
tions of the pension olllce and the large
additions constantly being made to the
pension roll are confident that the sum
named will fall several millions short of
meeting the requirements. A consider
able deficit In the pension account foi
the currant fiscal year is expected ani
It Is believed that for the year ending
June 80 , 1800 , the aggregate required to
pay the pension list will approximate
If It does not exceed , $150,000,000. The
largest disbursement for pensions dur
ing the last ten years was In the flsca
year 3S93 , when the amount was $109 ,
: i57io8. ( The total disbursements for
the ten years ending June 150,1897 , were
$ l,2r 0iUi02l , ! ! ( : or more than double the
amount for the preceding- years.
These are large figures and when It Is
said that the great increase In the c\
pcndltures of the government during
the last ton years Is chiefly from the In
crcaso in pensions the Importance of the
pension question- will be generally ad
milled. Already there are over 200 prl
vatc pension hills on the calendar of the
United Stales senate which have re
colved the endorsement of the committee
on pensions of that body and the chair
man of tills 011111111(00 ( , Senator Oallln
gur , said on Thursday In refeicncc to
these measures that ho was satlslkM
"that In private pension matters WL
have gone to the extreme limit and 11 is
lime to call a halt. " He further salt
tlmt tlit'ro Is laxity among senator *
about sending pension hills to the com
mlttee and very properly suggested tha
they should be absolutely satisfied of
the merits of measures before Introduc
liig them. These statements from a
senator who Is n firm friend of thu pun
slim system and has always advocated a
liberal policy toward those who have a
Just claim to the biMioflconcc of the gov
crnmiml , and who Is In a position to
know of what hu speaks , must a ires
public attention. There will probahlj
bo no question of the truth of Mr. Gal
llngoi-'a assertion as to the laxity of sen
ntors lu 1ho mntt r r > f private pcnsloi
bills and Ihero can be no reasonable
doubt that this has cost the govcrnmen
a great many millions of dollars pah
out to pei-sons who did not deserve the
national bounty. It Is a serious charge
that tlm chairman of the senate com
mltteo on pensions has made , but ho ha
performed a public duty for which ho
will bo commended and it Is to bo hoped
It will have a wholesome effect.
The Bee has no sympathy with the
clamor against the pension roll. We do
not believe there Is uiiy substantial
ground for the allegations of wholesale
'raud. Unquestionable there have
been ninny fraudulent claims allowed
nnd it is doubtless true that there arc
icrsons on the pension lists who ought
o be dropped from them , but the. thor
ough Investigation prosecuted by the last
administration- , with no friendly concern
for tho. pensioners , failed to establish
ho charge of oxtonslvo frauds. Still wo
believe that there should be legislation
Ipslgncd to prevent an Increase lu the
tension account , If not to reduce it. The
ecommcndatlons of the commissioner of
lenslous In this direction have been
widely approved nnd a bill embodying
them has been introduced In the house.
Generous treatment of those who merit
) onslons Is n duty , but lu the present
condition of the national treasury there
can be no justification for Increasing the
iciisloii account.
The popocratlc lawyers and the pop-
ocratlc organ that have been using ox-
Mayor William J. Broatch as n club for
braining the republican party may re
gard It as a great political stroke to
proclaim the decision of the supreme
court In tlie Llroatch-Moorcs case to be a
knockout for Mayor Moores , but anyone
who will read the vital parts of the opin
ion will see that the contention made for
Broatch Is practically snuffed out. The
court holds In so many words that the
contest for the mayoralty Is narrowed
down to a question of fact whether or
not Frank E. Mooros has willfully and
deliberately , with corrupt Intent , with
held money collected by him as cus
todian of public funds while clerk of the
district court.
The burden of the proof to sustain a
charge of dishonest appropriation of
money rests upon Mr. Broatch and his
popocratlc lawyers. It will lake n great
deal more testimony than was brought
out by them lu their late fishing excur
sion before a notary to convince u court
or a jury that Mr. Moores has Inten
tionally pocketed nny of the public
money collected by him. It will require
something more than the bare and base
less assertions of the Fake-Mill that has
ground out double-shotted and double-
columned sensations to divert attention
from the boodlers and bogus reformers
for which It serves as the political fence
to convict Frank B. Moores ot the willful
larceny of public funds.
Keduced to a question of fact , It will
bo shown beyond a reasonable doubt
that Frank E. Moores never had any
Idea of confiscating any part of the
funds he collected , but , on the contrary ,
has exercised due diligence to secure an
auditing and settlement of his account n
as clerk of the district court. Ilcduccd
to a question of fact , It will be evident
further that he has held himself ready
to turn over whatever money was due
from lil in upon proper showing verified
by the records. When the facts arc pre
sented before an unbiased court or jury ,
If Mr. Broatch sees fit to allow his pop-
ocratlc attorneys to go on with the case ,
the finding will vindicate Mayor Moores
by confirming his right to the oflice to
which the people have elected him.
A double-barreled broadside of cold
lead cast In big typo has been fired by
the "World-Herald at applicants t'oi
liquor licenses under the big black head
ing , "Time Is Getting Short. "
There Is no doubt that time is getting
short for the game of bluff and black
mail which the concern has been playIng -
Ing for years. Within a few days the
Imposture that has been so systematic
ally worked under false allldavlts and
fraudulent circulation statements will be
effectually shown up. The claim of
doubling up two papers Into ono aiul
multiplying the consolidated subscrlp
tlou list by "two will be riddled beyond
Time Is getting short Indeed for roping
In dupes and getting their money under
false pretenses. There are of course
people who are willing to be swindled
because they fear to Incur the enmity of
blackmailers , but when the searchlight
Is turned on , men who conduct a lawful
business on < legitimate lines will refuse
to be bled in order to keep alive a con
cern that subsists by fraudulent prac
According to the Fakcry the attorney *
for ex-Mayor Broatch declare that the
decision of the supreme court has made
easy work for the establishment ot
Broatch's claim to get back Into an of
fice to which another man was elected
and for which he did not receive a single
vote. Mr. Broatch's lawyers are very
easily satisfied. They have been on easy
street ever since they started this re-
marknblo contest , but Mr. Broatch Is not
likely to occupy the mayor's chair again
unless ho does so as a visitor.
During the season of IS ! ) " there "was
sheared In the state of Montana 2 , -
1(19,021 pounds of wool , which was mar
keted at a price averaging cents n
pound higher than that received for the
clip of the previous season. This I :
enough to make the Montana people
feel sheepish for the part they took in
trying to elect a man to the preshk'iicj
who while In congress tried his best lo
ruin the wool Industry of the United
States ,
Commandants of a number of homes
for old soldiers report that not all the
applicants for admission can be accom
modated. There are homes in most o :
the states , as well as several imtlonn
homes , and provision Is made In some
states for special hind ? for the relief o :
thu veterans , but they are growing oh
and u larger number each yean looks to
the nation or the states for assistance.
Thu decision of the supreme court tha
the clerk of the district court canno
lawfully pay over unclaimed witness
fees to the county treasurer knocks the
bottom out of the whole contention tha
Frank E , Moores is In debt to the county
thousands of dollars , when ns a matte
of fact there is a largo balance due bin
from the county.
Ono of the principal charges brought
by some of the local merchants against
department store compe'tllors Is that the
latter exaggerate the quality and quan
tity of goods advertised at bargain sales
or the purposetrt misleading the public.
Yet these saihfe merchants use their own
advertising 'K imgo to aid and nbot
the linposlued "of the World-Herald ,
which Is gull bf the most flagrant de
ceptions In tfieCway of lying circulation
statements , i i
Time Is getting shprt , so short that the
Iquor dealer or.druggist whn wants to
advertise his < notice of application for
lconse In thujnqwspapcr having the larg
est circulation In. the county as required
by law cannot-afford to take chances by
advertising In any paper other than The
Omaha Evening Bee.
Congressman Dolllver was reported to
have said the other day In answer to a
question as to the main Issue In Iowa ,
that It "Is how to make n good living ,
and the people * are getting right down to
business. " That Is also true of the people
ple of a great many other states.
Specific for ( AiiMrlnu It nv.
Chicago Tlmw-lIemM.
To President Abrnhnmovlcs : Take a good
lose of Tom Heed's Elixir every morning
or lhat tired fecllug.
I Klrnt lii ( he Klld. .
Chicago Itccord.
Senator Allen of Nebraska Is letting oft his
) cuutlful Cuban fireworks rather early lu the
session , when they can bo seen to the best
The lliilnii I'nclllo Snlc.
Now York HeralJ.
'A special cable dispatch to the Herald
from London announces that a firm ot ac
countants tlicro lias undertaken- block the
reorganization of the Union Pacific. It Is a
lovelty for accountants to Intervene In great
tanking operations. Wo Imagine that t io
turgalu nuulo between the syndicate and
1ho government of the United States will
scarcely bo upsDt by the belated protest of
tnonymous stockholders represented by a
ilrni ot London accountants.
Thu .MiiHkcil Iftuler.
" Now York Sun.
The vast shirt bosom of Hon , Joe Dalloy
flashes Us splendor over Washington. The
strong oratorical right arm of Hon. Ucnton
McMlHIn makee tlio air of Washington
remblo and hiss. The silver whistle of
Hon. Illchard Parks Bland pierces the guilty
cars ot the goldbuss In Washington. The
srrcat Icadci of the house democrats Is some-
vlicro In Washington , waiting for the fray ,
lo will bo Idcnttlled , not on the day when
10 leads , but on the day when the whole
3ryaulto flock In the house follows him ,
U Illleh In AuiiexnUoii.
St. Louis Republic.
There Is a hitch somewhere In the plans
of .tho annexation "Booncrs. " A few weeks
ago It seemed almost certain that they were
strong enough 1o bring In Hawaii through
the door opened by the administration ,
which consisted > ln .tho ratlfloitlon fcy the
senate of the treaty made by the president
with the Dele cabal. Now It appears that
the ratification 'scheme will have to be aban
doned , and If Hawaii Is tacked on to us at
all It must boby the Joint resolution plan.
It is by no moms absolutely certain that
this can bo donp. Uiiless Speaker Reed sees
fit to help McKlnloy out of a very deep
hole Uiero Is no cerjtalnty of the resolution
passing the housol even If It should scrape
through 'tho ' senate.
HeMiiliiKr the Ivloiiillkers.
St. Paul , 'lcnecr Press.
The protest against the sending of relief
lo the Klondlkprs Is perfectly natural and
has Its justification. Sensible , matter-of-fact
people are peculiarly1 exasperated "byhaving "
to contribute , directly or Indirectly , to the
relief of the hare-br&lncd adventurers who
either knew the chances they were taking
when they started or else took no palna to
Inquire what the chances were. Why a man
In possession i : of.'bis flvof 'senses'1 and any
llnd oC mental machine should expect , after
doing a clearly foolhardy thing , to bo sought
after In his peril and brought back to life
and safety as it ho were a rare and precious
article and a valuable citizen Instca-J1 ot a
certain nuisance , -whether at the Klondike
or In the United States , will never bo quite
clear to rational people.
Prof. John L. Sullivan wisely declined to
enter the mayoralty race In Boston. lie has
liad one knockout too nrany.
Bostcn'a registration for Its municipal
election la closed , and the total lo 102,814.
This exceeds all previous Sears.
Ex-Senator Hill bus been drawn from com
pulsory retirement and commissioned to
flght In the courts the franchise grabs en
gineered by New York and Brooklyn alder
Elections were held ia seventeen Massa
chusetts towns last Tuesday , and the re
publicans won out in 'twelve. ' Fourteen more
towns hold tholr elections next Tuesday ,
leaving Boston and North Adams to cSioose
'their officers on. the 21st.
An Indiscreet ofllccseeker In Virginia , re
plying to some reflections on Ills character ,
dcscrlbedl himself as "a ves'.ui virgin , standIng -
Ing In the temple , the Incarnation ot purity. "
The voters wisely concluded not to expos3
him to the temptations of public life.
Since Ills inauguration , nln months ao ,
121,500 people have made personal application
to President McKlnloy for official appoint
ments. Of this cumber only one In eight
have been successful , as the appointments
made by the president aggregate but lflC5.
George Kred Williams , the silver tornado of
Massachusetts , has been expelled from the
Bay State Itefoim club for non-payment of
duos. The idea of asking George to ply for
reform Is ridiculous. In his bright lexicon
everything from sliver to chin music Is free.
The fact that only 8,700 women have
reglostered Jn Boston -to veto for candld-ites
fcr the school board docs not Indicate that
even school suffrage Is Increasing in popu
larity. One year nearly 20,000 women
registered , and a largo portion of them
Brooklyn is regarded us the bride of Father
Knickerbocker the municipal' nuptials being
scheduled for January 1. In order to glvo
the cere-monies a proper amount o [ eclat ,
Brooklynltcs will not only glvo away the
bride , but will present the groom with a
handsome dellcit of $5,000,000 ,
Postmaster General Gary has received a
long letter fro-m a Maryland woman , asking
for an appointment for a fi'lend ot hers on
the ground tha l t fall ho expended for
the republlccn causa $200 which lie- had laid
astdo for the purptao of buying a tombstone
In memory of hi * children.
Governor Grlgtfi'df ' Now Jersey , who Is
slated for attornoHKcucral on the elevation
of McKenna to the supreme bench , Is 49
years of age. Ho Is ono ot Now Jersey's
fanner bo > B , , WM cdiicattl In Lafayette col
lege , admitted tojthtf bar In 1871 , nerved in
the state senate and In the araembly , and
was elected goveNtbrlln 1S95. Ho holds high
rank as a ( ) orator.
Chicago aldermen' have formol what Is
called the "Honesty Alllmco , " for the pur
pose of obtalnlngjulcojiato compensatlnon for
tholr services. The members regard $1,500
per annum ac the lowest possible sum for
which an honest wlrtjrman can be secured
and tbo dignity a ( JUcj position be maintained.
An In'tlmatlon ' tuaf tqelr resignations would
bo accepted was spurned as Impertinent.
Kx-Senator Walsil of Georgia waa elected
mayor of tAugusta' at the election held
recently. The fight ; was a thrce-cornsrcd or
and money nto . < rely used to oil the
machinery of battle , A correspondent of the
Now York Herald sayu the colored vote
commanded < he highest price on. . iccord , $10
per vote being the lowest rate. In cno 'In
stance a man controlling two votes auctioned
them publicly and delivered tbo goods
for $60.
Reports front Kansas show > tliat the popu
list etato machine is fortifying Itself by rais
ing a campaign fund amrag the ofllceholdars.
Thcro are upward * of GOO state olllcera of all
grades , and they have been notified to pay
Into tiie treasury 2 per cent cf their annual
salaries. The salaries of the COO etato em
ployes will average $500 each , making a total
of $300,000. Two per cent ot this will not
last long , but It will bo followed by a direct
assetument oil each -member ot the party , -the
Intention being to bava for next year's cam
paign tt least $ M > ,000 ,
It Ucsorts to the Photographer for Assistance in Its Regular Work of
Gulling Suckers.
Sadie Mngulro In thu Western laborer.
Ono day last woelc , from the fifth floor of the Barker block , I tad Iho pleasure
of witnessing the most ridiculous pleco of fakelsm that the World-Herald has lirtil
the nerve tn * { > rlng on the dear people thin month. U was not BO expensive ( to the pub.
lie ) as the election night "extra" ( I confess that I was sucker enough to blto on that
after I had been warned ) , but It was a bird. Just the same. "Hollo , " said I to
Clark , "tho World-Herald Is having Its plcturo 'tooken. ' " "That's ' right , " said
Clark , "and they have two cameras nt work , too. " Just then the machines were lu
ehapo to go to work , when all ot a sudden there was a burst ot humanity men ,
women and children of all shapes nnd sizes out of the World-Herald front door. My
P.rst flash thought was , " i walk-out ; " but that couldn't be ; perlraMi payfty ; no ,
crowd's too big. The stream was too steady and too well organized for that. The
crowd filed cut the front door ; some walkcJ up and some down Farnam street about
twenty feet ; then turned and walked back and Into Iho World-Herald onico ; then
out and In again , nnd again. Jake Kolner's classic form moved about In the throng
with the utmost abandon. Hitchcock , too. came cut the front door In the midst of
the vast throng of busy "Ilomans , senators , citizens , nrtleans , fast operators , fore
men , slaves , qulllcrs , galley slaves , Koman maidens , wenches , etc. , " and looked wisely
down upon the multitudes and smiled not ono of the try-thc-clicck-nt-Haydcn'B
smiles , but a real , Smllln'-Mlckey grin. Newsboys ( hired for the occasion ) passed Into
tha office empty-handed and out with their arms .full of "dead" papers. They swag
gered up and down In front of the camera ; moukcy-shlnln' , joshln' , counting their
money , "trow In1 crops , " and so forth. Then the machine quit work ( probably because
It couldn't got Its check cashed ) end the multitudes dispersed. I don't llko to spoil
such a daring fake , but I hcpo to never see the back of my neck If , for the next two
hours thereafter , a representative ot nny creed , color or sex went In or came out of
the business office ot that paper. After Investigating the matter , I found that the
camera that was working out In the street was ono ot those Edison moving plcturo
kadorenccs ; and , when the company owning It gets as far away Jwn Omaha as Uurllng-
ton , la. , or Lanark , 111. , the barker will bawl out ; "Tho ncx' plcturo , ladles an' gon-
tlemcn , Is an overy-day seen In front ot do great Wurld-Herld office at Omahaw , Now
Drasky. Die Is do paper what was edited by the great William Jennings Bryan
when ho was nominated for do president ot dls United States , without swcatln' a bar ! "
Then the Iowa and Illinois suckers will open their mouths with astonishment , and Oe-
clare to their children and their children's children that the picture of the place
where Dllly Bryan nso to work was "wuth" the prlco of admission. And the barker's
guardian angel will whisper In his car , "Ono born over minute ; ono born every mlnutol"
According to the Chinese- official version
ot the Klao Chow bay affair the reason
given by Germany for the sctzuro of the
fortifications at that place Is n mere pretext ,
Germany being less desirous of obtaining
reparation for the murdered missionaries
than , of securing a naval station In tha far
east. The Chinese government lias doubt
less.tlip rlfjht .conception , of _ the 'natter.
The occupation 'by ' tlio Germans of "the clfy
of Klao , eighteen miles from the bay , and
tlio largo number of members of the great
families ot Germany , such as Count von
Kessler and the Prince ot Thurn and Taxis ,
who have volunteered to accompany the ex
pedition of Prlnco Henry of Russia , signify
that the seizure Involves more than the pay
ment ot an Indemnity. Indeed , when Count
von Ilulow , German minister ot foreign
affairs. In hlo speech en the naval bill said ,
with reference to the Klao affair : "We wish
to push no one Into the shade , but wo de
mand our share of the sun , " ho let the cat
out of. thu bag.
* * *
Sir Alfred 'M'lncr ' , the new governor of
Capo Colony nnd high commissioner for
Couth Africa , who has now been long enough
at'his ' post to have formed some definite opln.
Ions as to the general situation , has been
making a number ot more or less significant
speeches. In na address at Fort Salisbury
.ho said that ho wished to avoid giving any
opportunity to the gamblers and speculators
to work up -boom at the present tlmo. The
worst enemies that a now country possessed
wore those who praised It unreasonably , and
then , when the first check came , just as un
reasonably ran It down. L/atcr on ho said ho
thought that the 3 vclopment ot lUhodesla
was going to l > e the turning -point for South
Africa. 'He ' looked forward 'with some .hope ,
but not altogether without anxiety , to what
would happen. . In Rhodesia In the next few-
years. Ho was anxious , owing to the excess
ive hopes raised In certain qirarters regard
ing Its future , nnd ho was afraid of a reac
tion In the event of such hopes not being Im
mediately realized. 'But ' ho rolled upon the
strength of the colonists themselves and the
common sense of tholr countrymen , at Ihome.
Ho expressed the opinion that the Beira rail
way was toeing pushed forward as rapidly as
possible. Hlo was no flatterer of the Char
tered company , nor iwas ho prepared to say
that everything It did was right. There
were pages In Its history which they -would
all gladly see obliterated ; but as regards the
development ot the country and Its general
economic policy , ho thought that It had a
high and honorable record. Ho thought that
o\cn greater progress had been made than If
that country bad been a crown colony.
* * *
The present situation In Austria-Hungary
offers a striking parallel to that 'In 1848 ,
when the Cossacks ot the Emperor Nicholas
I birely saved the empire from disruption.
Only now the tables are turned. Then It was
tbo German section of the population "that "
held the key to the rlddlo and now It is
the Slavs , who control Us solution , In splto
ot the fact 'that ' the howls of Ijie Viennese
have made the Dadenl cabinet an Impossibil
ity. In 1S48 , as now , the demonstration of
the mcb brought nucut fie fall ot the min
istry. iMetternicl. -wP'lngly passed to other
hands the relna e/i power , because ho did
not care .to . bo torn to pieces by the mob ,
who vowed vengeance at the doors of 'tiio '
ministerial palace. Badenl has dcno pre
cisely the same thing. Mottcrnlch stole out
of a back dcor and -Increased the distance
between himself and the capital at the
greatest possible speed , rauc.1 ! ua Count Ia- )
donl has done. In reply to the charges of
cowardice that have been made against the
late minister the latter has but to point to
Hio warnlog example of the minister Latour ,
who attempted ito hold the reins of power
In spite of popular demonstration lu the
last revolCtlon of tlie Viennese , and was torn
to pieces by 'tho ' mob for his pilns.
A Japanese observer has been bold enough
to find and describe at length what ho con-
nldcrs a most lamentable result ot the rapid
civilisation ot which , his fellow countrymen
ore > -proud. . The adoption , of now indus
trial methods , he says has not Improved the
condition of Joranego worklngmen. On tlio
contrary , It has reduced great numbers of
them to a condition In which "wretched
ness , misery , squalor , poverty and hunger ,
premature decay , -bent and dwarfed forma ,
pinched cheeks , sunken eyes , and early
death" are the rewards of tholr toll. This Is
a very terrible picture , but it is painted ,
wo are told , by coo who cannot bo
charged with national prejudice , from
life from the llfo , that Is , which
exists In the great cotton mills of New
Japan. In thcHo mills some 41,400 women
are employed , ranging in age from 0 to 40
years. Most of them are brought from the
country to the great cities , under G-year
contracts that make them practically slaves ,
and they work twulvo hours a day for ail
average dally wage of 9.9 sen , or about G
cents , Of this sum they pay 3 cents a day
for fcod and lodging In barracks owned by
the companies ! Nothing extra Is paid for
night work. The machinery stops only on
The Royal is the hlo'icst ' grade baking powder
known. Actual tits how It goes ono-
tlitrd further than any other traud.
Absolutely Pure
alternate Sundays , and even that Interruption
Is not to glvo the operatives rest , but that
necessary repairs may bo made. Working
under such conditions It Is small wonder that
the women of Uio mills are the first to fall
victims to every epidemic , or that the death
rate among them Is enormously high at all
times. "In the face ot facts llko these , "
asks the Japanese writer , "what are wo to
say ot our Industrial civilization ? " Ho an
swers his own question with thu words "com
plete failure. "
Oliero can be little doubt of the true meanIng -
Ing of the order for the suspension until
next spring of the British military opera
tions against the frontier tribes ot India.
In plain English the order me-ans that the
attempt to subjugate tlie I'athan tribes is
to bo abandoned. The forward policy had
been condemned by some of the best Anglo-
Indian , olllcers before its fatuity was re
vealed by the logic of events. The opera
tions under Sir William Lockhart have
shown the truth of the assertions made by
the opponents of the scheme to establish a
"scientific frontier" for India namely , that
a zone Inhabited 'by Independent tribesmen
was the best possible defense of the empire
piro against Invasion from the northwest ,
and that the hlllmon should bo made the
friends and allies of Great Britain mther
thaa treated as foes. After the events of
the recent past , however , their conciliation
promises to be a difficult task.
The French Chamber o' Deputies has Just
past a bill the Constans bill abolishing the
secret examination ot prisoners a barbarous
reminiscence of the middle ages , which has
lingered too long In Prance. Readers of
French detectlvo stories have often been
shocked at the diabolical cruelty of the
ordeal through which a suspected person Is
put. The Judge oven yet In France too
often troato the prisoner as guilty before
the fact is proved. With the Constans bill-
so called from the name of Us author u
will no longer bo ppsslhlo for the police
to Inyndo a man's house at 0 a , in. , snatch
Aim from parents , wife and children , break
open hie furniture , seize his private papers ,
cast him Into prison , where he will be for
months , prohibited all Intcrcourso with the
outside world , worry him with questions
ana trap him into Incautious expressions
that look llko confessions. The French
criminal procedure till this month has been
a blotch on modern civilization.
Chicago necord : TrMldcnt McKlnloy will
bo surprised on looking over the expression *
ot opinion ot homo mid abroad to find how
miuiy different kinds ot tilings ho uonnt by
that message.
New York Press : It Is In no spirit of
partisan laudation or rhetorical Kciierallty that
wo rppnk This Is a marvelous state paper ,
Inasmuch as without Mcrlfleo ot principle It
furnishes n common standing ground for all
of the 7,10ft,000 McKlnley voters of Novem
ber , 1S9C.
Buffalo Express : The newspapers ot thin
country without much regard to politics pralsi
the president's message. Amcrlctrn who wisb
to read thp ohi-fnshloncd democratic st > lp of
commpiits upnn It cnn find them , however , In
the I/omlou papers. The- memories of Clove-
landtsm are still fondly cherished over ( hero.
Imllau.ipolla Journal * The business ami
financial spnso of the country teems to bo
that the president's plan of currency reform
Is a step In the right direction , and , whlla
a largo majoilty of the classes naned would
prefer to see the gteenbacks permanently re
tired , they are disposed to accept the presi
dent's plan as beginning that consummation.
Now York Tribune : If some I/jndon now -
papers were betr.ijcd Into unfair comments
on the president's moRTage by the tnc-iKWiifss
of the summary which reached them , they
have reason lo regret tlmt thpy did not make
adequate arrangements to obtain what they
required , 1C they had mmicluit material for
a Just Judgment they have u-isou to bo
nshamcd of the prejudice which Inspired their
Now York Sun : If we were required lo put $ '
Into four lines the administration's advice , as j i
gathered from President McKlnlcy's first an- J
nual mwisago to congress , on the most Im
portant questions ot foreign and domestic
policy now occupying tlio mind of the public ,
wo should state It In this fashion ; "Walt
and see vdiat Ppaln Is going to do about
Cuba. Walt and sco how the Ulngloy tariff
Is going lo turn out by and by , " Mr. Mo-
Klnley Is a prudent , statesman and ho crosses
no bridges that ho can avoid crossing bjr
continuing to walk along the hither bank.
AViishlncton Star.
Ho Rnzcil upon the frost-bound wnyj
"I can't set past , I fear , "
HP murmured ; "Sail It Is to say ,
Gold cuts no Ice up here. "
Detroit Journal.
Good fish nro plenty In the son.
And KlrNwho understand them.
Don't need , you know , to bait their hook *
With real estate , to land them ,
Chlcnco llecoril.
The president wiltcs mcsisea
Ilia Intentions to proclitni ;
Santn/ / Clans sends no word nt nil ,
Hut ho gcta there Just the same.
WnsMnclon Stnr.
Now ninny a , ntateman will i > xpa < id
Kroni c.iros of crutninnr free ,
And p\ze upon the c. letters Kr.ind
And say "O. S. " spells "me. "
Detroit Vice Pn-fs.
Ah , sing- those dear old songs again
Thu mveet , pathetic tlilnssi.
Wo only vote them dreadful when
Some cracked old singer slugs.
In < ltnnnpoll3 Journal.
Too well ho composed what he ought
Ami aw hla fondest hopes nrow dim ;
He 'Mattered her until she thought
That she was far too good for him ,
Detroit Journal.
Dear boy ! Ho dldii" ' > r ik the Ice ,
For It waa not -to be
No man un.iy reach her heart unless
That he cuts Ice , you soo.
COMIXC isvi vrs.
Somcrvlllo Journal.
The Christinas season nav li here.
The time of sweet good will ,
"When you ; .must KQt ach friend a gift
And also pay the. bill.
It may be that your funds are low ,
And bankruptcy Is near ;
You must go shopping- . Just the sami
For Christmas time Is licro.
The man who doesn't buy n , gift
For every one bo knows
Is mean and stingy , selfish , close ,
No matter what ho owes.
Ho ouKht to buy Mil boy a wheel.
His wife a chiffonier ,
And tell his creditors to wait ,
For Christmas time Is here.
No matter , then , IIQ.V poor you are ,
You must make Christmas gifts ,
Thp soul above nil b-ordld thoughts
The act of glvlnff lifts.
No matter If your creditors
Iir bankrupt lists appear ,
Go KVO ! their money to your friends ,
For Christmas tlmo Is lieio.
of tlie right sort
There is some satisfaction in being
able to depend upon some one these
rushing , hurrying Christmas buying times
We mention Overcoats for men
Reefers for boys What nicer present
Not costly either Not worth twice our
asking price but worth every cent we ask
Good reliable goods can't be sold ior
Men's Overcoats in all the fabrics
at $10 and up
Boy's Reefers , gray Shetland Chin
chillas , ln'oh ; storm collars , ulster
pockets , fancy plaid linings , aores 6
to 15 , price . ' . . . $3.50
Hoy's Reefers , all wool n ivy blue
chinchilla or frejze , storm collars ,
fancy plaid linings , ages 6 to 15
price $5.00
Hoy's Ulsters , gray and brown
Shetland and black Irish Frie/.e ,
extra long , fancy plaid linings ,
ages M to 18 , price $6,00
Christmas Gifts of Real Worth
Miss Olla Cook of Gounull Bluffs will
glvo a free oxhlbltlon of cerumlcn In
our store tills uitornoon and this
S. W. Cur. 15th una Douglus Sts.
Reliable Clrtliiers.