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OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , ttEBKtJAttY 4 , 1393.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE *
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Daily Ilio nn < t Sumliy , Ono Veni . . . .
Kit Mnnilm * *
Jlnw Mori Oil ; ? .
.Sunday ! ! ( ( > One Yenr r
hititnlny 11 , Oni > Vfnr l 7.
AV tU > Jtn , On" Ycnr "J
Omnlii Tlic TMHulMlnB !
S itu Minn I 1 Hlnitir lllh Tor. X find 2ltn C'
C urn II IIIUITi ID I'nrl Slrcct.
lilrim ( JIM r 5 2 f'hamlxr of Commerce.
Now Vnil Temple Court.
\\niililni5tiri Ml rouitwnth Rti"et.
All i-nmmu-ilentlonii rtlitliig to n'.01",1'1 } ? ' .
1 ll nr.
rial mnitor nliouM lie mUrMswl : To the <
ui'HiNiss T.irrins :
All l > ii * < ti fi lottPtN nnd roiiilttnnrf * rhonm n
niMi < > Ml to 1li Ho * I'lililUMlim ( ompinj.
Omnlu Drafu , rhrrln. oxpfCTi nnd l'n"y'C ' ;
mo'ipj nulls' to be tnndc pnjablo to tin- OMIT 01
MTATr.Mivr or n arm.TION. .
DoiiRlnn tounl > s * !
< lnrlnir tlic inonlli of Jnnnnry , IS08
uum PHI" " *
Not ,1 , U > . - " "Rnonnitnn n TJ ! .n-u.r2Jc'41
Sworn In lirforn tnc nml Ful > crlli < > l In Jiij-
prnioncn Ilils 1st ilny of Tcbru ir\ 118
l nl ) N 1 * . I 1.11 * ,
Notjr > rulillc
Tlic iicvvsiinp-r Hint lins to pilui off
la'hvuy ' tliiiiIsihl's for cilltoilsil nrtt-
iiiust be Innl till for Ktny uiattor.
lilcutl.v tilt- council b"1ipvr * a public
lllnaiy lli.it flu'uliiti'smwi \ \ linoKs can
also fliciilattfltj p'lpcr vlien tlio 1)11K )
hrt'oinu ( lilt1.
llnRt'iQ Willis nsKs to l n ictuiniMl to
tlu > I n It t'd Sl.itcs scnnto fifini Tt'x.i on
the t.iilIT ISMIO. Did any oil- say
is .still a t.iiIlT NSIIO.
T'li'sidt'iit Dole is inovlns hlni clf a
Rood d'nt'p. and that is no small matter
In the lUt of ( in.illlhMtions for aould \ -
be I'lilled States senator lioni Hawaii.
AVlth rnft i-eiice to the orK.inl/.ation of u
Iluicnn of C'onifoit , all tin1 ieojlc ) > of
Oiniha and Council Itlnffsill llnally
be di.itted as member and no e\ens-s
If that little mat tor of veiaclty be
tween Senator MOIIMII and e\-'resi- ]
d nt rii'U'l.unl has not yet bi-en st'ttled
we would suKUc-st aibitiatlon with
Tieasuior JIesive can now loosen his
Kilp on tin- school money which he litn
been liUKgliiK so closely , at least to the
extent of the siOO,0K ( ) In payment fin
the Douslas county exposition bond- .
On the ne\t visit of. the Ki
lie inny expc-ct toset' a
clianw In the aspect of the exposition
buildings and gi minds , which then
hliould be near the Htnto of completion
The Unlti'd Slates lias a new navy
and Is not ashamed of It. The cinisu of
the Hiooklyn to West India poits will
b. u mn.ins of familial i/.lnn some of am
ne.ir neinhbois with the appe.uanee of
the Anieilc'in llatf HliiK over an AIUPI
lean man of-war.
The populist attoiney gencial of South
Dakota says he will not ! > a candidate
for icnomliiatiou. He has offended the
patty manages ! by Insisting on giving
them the law just as It Is. That is not
the kind of a state olllcial Hi > populist
machlnt' appiec' ites.
The Omaha invasion of the sunny
.southland Is tor the most peacofnl and
proper pin poses. The expedition car-
lies the Hag of the Tiausmlssls-dppl i\- :
posltlon to those whose Intelests aie
closely allied with the lesldents of the
The "M'contl gieat battle" for the sil
ver standard lesultcd like the first one ,
only defeat came piiiUer and with less
waste of ammunition. The ne\l battle
piomlses to be a MMt of gmrrllla hklr
mish all along the line , but with thij ro
.suit at no time in doubt.
Now it will be In ouier for tlu > Mick-
oi.s who bit blindly at those Hlack Hills
milling company nwliwlles to denounce
the people ol the wst as lepndlationistH
nnd thieves. It I * one of the trills ot
human natnio for a man who buys a
gold hiick In the hope of getting .soine-
tli'ng ' for nothing to Imagine eveiybody
guilty except liliust-lf.
The solicitude of our amiable contein-
poiaiy foi the iireseivation of the liberty
of the pie.ss Intact did not seem to lu >
moused when the editor of The lice
was Imprisoned by Judge Scott for
contempt htrauso of the publication
of an aitlcle which he bad not
Keen or heard of until ho lead It In pilnt.
In the Keysor d > clsloii , on the other
hand , the liberty of the piess is not In
volved , but only the llboity of black
mail tluough the coiisphaoy of an out
law police lioud and the lieoiibe of a
II Is announced that ox-overnor ( ! Holes
of loua , who has boon politically silent
homo time , Is to inalo : a speech in a lew
day.s in which ho will pie.sent an en
tirely now proposal In reg.ud to the cur-
H'licy question one tint will nati.sfy
everybody zuid put an cud to differences
butwwn the advocates of tlio gold
htand.ud and those who want fieesilver
coinage , This is Important If true , but
nully there Is little comfort In the
thought that there K no limit to the
piojMisals for ouiivnoy refoini. If every
ox-domocratk' otllclal and uveiy ox-
doinocnitle candidate is to have a theory
of hU own the only halvntkm for tlu
people it ) to follow republican luadeishlp.
' 1 ho Oormaii ngrarlans hnrc scored another -
other siiccosi In Inducing the sovorn-
incut to prohibit tlio Importation of
American fresh fruit. The fruit Undo
of tlio United States with CSormnny has
boon .steadily crowing , tlio value of the
exports last year , according to the latest
Mu'ines of the bureau of statistics , beIng -
Ing between $1,000,000 and $ ' ,000,000
and greater than to all the rest of
nmope outside of the United Kingdom.
A laige pait of this trndo has been In
gieen apples nnd It is chiefly ngalnst
this fruit that the latest decree Is aimed.
Of course the claim Is sit up that the
exclusion Is oidetcd on sanltaiy grounds ,
It being nsserted that Callfoinla and
other U'linln threaten fruit trees , but
theio can bo no doubt that this Is a mnro
pretext , just as was the piofessed
loasoii for excluding Ameiican moats
In taking this action without previous
notice to the Amoilcan ambassador anil
minimal lly shutting out shipments of
A mot lean fmlts that wore about enter
ing the country , the Gorman govern
ment dlhtlnctly manifested a sphlt of
hostility to the coiiimeicial Interests of
thu United States Avhlch can Imrdly fail
to strengthen the sentiment hoio In favor
Thine has boon some talk of contem
plated negotiations between ( toinnny
and the United States looking ; to a reel-
pioclty agioemeiit , but the latest blow
of th" Herman , government to our trade
\\lth that empire does not indicate a
doslio to piomoto closer coinmoiclal re
lations. There Is no doubt tlint there
exists In Ooiniany a very geni'ial and
iiilliHMitlal .sentiment In f.nor of dU-
eliminating against Ameiican iiiodncts
In oM'O pr.ictliablo way. This Is not
due solely to the differential duty In our
tin Iff on ( lei man sugar , but also to the
fact that neaily all Gorman Indiistiles
have been hint by the Anglican tin Iff.
There has boon a giuat falling off In
the oxpmts of ( Joim.in manufactnies
to the t'nltoil States .since the Dlngloy
law went Into effect , the decrease In
some lines amounting to moie than " > 0
per cent. This Is In partoxplalii3tl by
the largo exports in anticipation of the
new tailll , but the fJoiinans have made
ii ] ) their minds lint lor soveialeais . at
least the } cannot hnv : so l.ugo a Miaro
ot the Ameilcin m.uket as they had
b.'on having and this leoling shongthens
the ngi.nian dein.iud lor dlscilniination
against Ameiican pioducts. The Janu
ary consular icports contain an exti ict
fioin a ( r'nman piper , sent by the
Ameiican consul at Choninlt/ which
It is slid that the iinivins.il opinion fa
uns lel.illiillon. "Tho goveinmont must
b given full power to put reprls ils in
opei.ition , " di'L'lar'1d thU piper. We do
not b"lle\o this is tlio unlveisal feeling
In Cot many , but It Is the feeling of the
class th.U evidently h.ib the gieaKst iu-
tluence with I ho go\erninont and it is
to be expected that theio v\\l \ \ bo
author concessions to this element.
It Is not piolmblo that the piotest of
the Ainoiic.iu amb.issidor against this
latest exhibition of Gennaii conuneical !
hostility will amount to an\thing. Un
doubtedly the decree will Mand. The
expressions at Washington favoiable to
letallatoiy measuios will doubtless be
widely approved , but that is a mattar
lor very c.uoful and stnious consideia-
tioii. Oblousl.lioweor . , this countiy
will have to mike .such concessions as
Oininaiiy wants or meet rct.illatlon with
While the decision of the snpiems
court upholding tlio validity of tlio Dong-
las county exposition bonds is veiy
gi.itllylng to the exposition manage
ment , it does not lolieve the people In
tel cstoil in Omaha fiom their moral
obligation to oontilbnlo the additional
funds needed by the exposition to meet
the incto.ised demands upon its rie.is-
111 y. Xot le s than S200000 moio than
has alieady been .snbsciibod will bo te-
( julrod to complete the buildings now
under way ami to eiect the now ones
that must bo built to accommodate ex
hibits In sight. It Is hoped one-thlid of
the amount needed will bo contilbnted
by i.illioads and other corporations that
have jiiomK-'d substantial assist nice.
The remiilnlng two-thlids must IIP
i.ilsed ftoni Omaha , business men and
If one-half of the men who aio holding
back , although able and In honor bound
to assist in the gi"at entoipilso , would
come forwaid with their snbiciiptlonb
tlie gates of the exposition will bo
opi-nod without moitgaglng- receipts
in advance , and all stock sub-ciibois
will be sine of leo-Mvhig Inck a reason
able poitlon of their subsetIpttons. If ,
howo\er , the in.inageinent Is coniellod ]
to struggle with financial problems ,
they will bo forced to curtail its
magnitude , and in so doing Ketlously
ImpelII success In point of attendance ,
WhatfUT is to bo done to strengthen
the exposition resouices must be done
within the next tidily days , The de-
mum ! for additional buildings and en
larged accommodat'ons ' Is pressing. It
cannot bo met unless plans aio at omv
adopted and constinetlon wotk begun
without delay. The o who hive prom
Iscd to come to the loicuo of the expo
sltlon when the emeigency is at lund
should ri'deem th'lr jilrdges by ptompt
lespnnse to- the appeal of the Ways and
It was to bo expected tint every
municipal dcprutincnt in tlio city hull
mil out of the city hall would piotiMt
igainst loduc'd appiopiiitloiis and
clamor for an Ineivaso In the levy. Tlio
taxpnyeis , whiise bnulciw h.ivo lioen in-
ciensod rather than docreas'd by t'io '
lew ( .ysteiu of assessment , will not view
the donmnd for a higher tax i.ito In
ho same light.
So far as wv can ascertain the only do-
nitment tlut will bo seilously crippled
ly the now le\y Is the Bowl of Public
AVoiks. The demand upon this dopnt-
nent for keeping the .stunts clean while
the city la iillod with exposition Alsltors
will ! > o much greater than it e\or has
boon. It costs money to kop tlio
Htieets clean , nnd If the fuiuU are not
plo\ldeil the .stioet.s win not bo Kept
clean , AVhlle undi'r pidlnaiy condltiona
It might have boon possible to i.iUo
money for this nmposu bj- private bub-
scrlptlon , It Is hardly feasible nt pros
out , nnd as a mntter of fact the bnrdpi
should bo berne pioportlonntcly by tlio
whole body of taxpayer * rather than b }
a Tow volunteers.
AI the snmo tluio It Is to the
Intetcst of the taxpayers nnd o
Omaha ns a city that the tax rale
should be as low ns possible con
slstont with the maintenance of clll
dent city govcinmpnt The adveitl o
mont which Omnlia will get from a re
ductlon In the tnx bunion Imposed upoi
icsldent nut ! non-resident property own
cis will well repay the stiictost econoni }
nnd ilgid iclnnichincnt in nil city do
It Is rxtunnely inro and therefore al
the more giatlfylng to llml an antl-pio
tectlon paper boaitng testimony to the
success of an Industry which owes its
establishment and growth to the pollc.v
of protection. When the tariff net of
1MH ) imposed n duty on tin plate ever }
anti-protection paper In the country de
nounccd It ns an outrage upon the Amer
lean people and fieely prophesied that
the manufacture of tin plate to any con
sldorablo extent in this coutry oouh ;
never Ivo accomplished. It was declined
that the Welsh mnmifactmors. having
o\ery advantage , would continue to sup
ply the world and the only result ol
putting on a duty would be to compel
A11101 lean consumers to pay more foi
the \Volsh pioduct.
1'Uo ' all other anti-protection thcoiles
and prophecies. Jheso fulled and now ,
aftei a little more than seven years since
the enactment of the McKlnloy law , the
I idled States lias a tint ludustiy that is
supplying three-font thh of the homo de
mand and promises within a jvnr or two
to produce a surplus for expoit. llefoi-
rlng to the lom.nkablp giowth of this
Industiy , the Philadelphia Uecoul , which
opposed tlio duty , beats testimony to the
fact that a better quality of tin plate Is
mail in the United States than In Wales
and says "tlio mlgiatlon of the industiy
of manufactuiin tin plate fioni Kuropo
to Ameiica bus eomm'MKvd and the
ti.tde is likely to Increase year by year. "
There is no doubt of this and it Is a
sifo prediction that within the next tea
year-5 if not sooner the United States
will be exporting to the woild's markets
as much tin plate as the Welsh manu
facturers. Anifiicin Ingenuity and
skill , oneouiaged and stimulated by pio-
tection , his In a few jo.iis established
th's gie.it industiy on an enduilng basis
and It will continue to gtow.
nx-Oovoinor Monlll of Kansis , in a
letter to the executive committee of the
Sound Money league , said that tlu
sound money sentiment was rapidly
gaining gioiiud In ids .state. Kansis has
hid an experience in returning pios-
porlty which ceitalniy ought to Increase
the sound money sentiment there , but
she is not exceptional In tills respect.
Nebraska has also oxpoiiencfd almost
uapieccdented prospoiity and .so have
all th- western states that voted for fieo
silver In 1S90. There Is not one of them
in which piesont coiiditoiit , do not faup-
ply an incontrovertible argument for
sound money and for the maintenance
of the stuidind of values u'cogui/.od by
Wo conlldently believe that sound
money sentiment is gaining ground
e\erywhc'io except In portions of th"
south where theio is scarcity of cui-
roncv and In the silver mining states.
Indeed it is highly piolnblo that In
some of the latter it Is stronger today
than a year ago , for it is hardly con-
cehable that the givatly Impuncd con
ditions in those states can have failed
to convince some of the snppoitei.s of
siher In the last national election that
this country can have prosperity with
out fieo silver. Bat it is well to leall/e
that the cheap money foices aie .still
numerous and to fully appiocl.ito the
necessity of keeping up an ag.ressi\e
light on them.
The \Islt of Minnesota business men
who have come to Inspect the exposi
tion grounds and buildings ! with a view
to arranging for a representative exhibit
from the great .stutof Minnesota af
fords gratifying evidence ot * the friendly
interest of a neighboring state and poo-
pie. Minnesota has supplied Nebraska
with lumber , Hour , agricultural ma
chinery nnd other Industrial products ,
and Nebiaska will continue In ( lie fu-
tme , as in tlio pist , to be one of its
most profitable markets for the staples
and waioIn which It excels.
The participation of Minnesota in the
oxposltlon must manifestly prove of mu
tnal benefit. With the possible excep
tion of Nebraska no state In the
tiunsmlsslsslppi region has more to
gain In the exposition that will attract
millions of people from all .sections of
this and other countiles and will ad
vertlso to the world the vast and varied
natmal resources and lndnstil.il piogiess
of the greater west.
In extending a hearty greeting to the
members of the visiting delegation Morn
Minnesota Omaha feels assured tint
they will return homo with a most fa
vorable Impression of tli-a work ahead }
accomplished and the magnitude and
piospects of the great entoipilse.
The new iaUio.ul to IIP built between
Iloswoll , N. M. , and Washbuin , Tex. ,
to give- the Poeos valh-y of New Mexico a
northern outlet , should ultimately
pro\o of value to Omaha and Nebiu.dui.
If Is stated ) that fully L'O.OOO car loud 4 of
cattle aio shipped out of the valley each
year , and at present it Is Impossible to
ship thorn to any lint the Texas maikvts.
With the now connecting line op'nod
they could bo ( nought to th- > Kansas and
Nebraska fields for feeding purposes and
to the Missouri river stock maik"ts for
final disposal , and this will undoubtedly
bo the uMiilt of the completion of tlu
The aibltrary methods of fiornuny for
tha protection of thoOeimaiis ne shown
liy the eider foi bidding the Importation
of Amoilcan fruit on tlift sp-clous plea
that fruit diseases might bo can led
fiom California to the injury of Cicunun
orchards. This Is on a pirilh the
action taken some some yo.us ago shut
ting Amcilcau moats out of thj German
markets because a few cases of dlsonsot
meat had bcwf llscorored In the Unltoi
States , ttcnurmy Is aching so for a. wn
that nothing lib t of a commercial wa
seems able to llll the bill.
That garbage tfontrnct continues to b
a limning sinvx-im the municipal bed }
politic. Wheil the contract expires nui
n new arrangement Is contemplated the
warnings of'The ' Bee at the tlmu the
odoilforous ordinance was passed b }
the council Jll , come In again \\Itl
llou Mop tlic Hiinli.
If Senator Loflgd really nants to rostrlc
Immigration htj qhotild compel npplloanta to
rad the Congrcssiou.il Record.
Put UN Pool on It.
Speaker Hood needs no better or mor pop
ular ( lefcnso ngaiast his detractors than the
manner In nhlch the ihotisc uneercmoaloualy
sciuelehcJ the Impudent Teller resolution.
A Slllf iMNIlf.
Detroit rrco 1'reia.
Tito announcement that the battleship
Kentucky Is to bo christened with a bottle
of pure water signifies that the citizens o
the blue grass state arc taking very little
Interest In the launching.
A Ti Klllili'.somi' .loll.
Thcso nro troubled dnjfl for democratic
senators Ono from Kentucky Is asked to
resign hcrauso ho Is not \\lld for free coin
ase and one from Now York will rcecl\o a
similar ictjuest for supporting the Teller tcs
ilnnl Toiii'H of , lee anil .Ic-rry
New 1 ork Sun ,
The lion. Jerry Simpson and the Hon
JOQ IMIloy should come to some sort o
aprecmoiit ; In regard to the di\ talon of tlio
fruits ot their thought. Hero Is Jerry talk
ing about "dress coat anarchy. " Now the
great mo\cmont against exenlng clothes Is
supposed to bo led or boo. ted by Mr. Uallcy
Is ho going to allow Mr Sim ) son to take
thlci movement a\\a > from him ? AVe advlbo
Jerry to lot Mr Uallcy tcnr the dress coal
to tattnra "nicjcle anarchy" or "golf
stocking ararchj" la just as good n phase as
"dress coat anarchy" lor the Medicine Lodge
phllo ophcr. An > thing "tolerably meanlng-
Inss will oatlsfy him.
the 'WnrlilN ' Onjcly.
The election of a public sen int Is In the
mature of things an Irrevocable act , except
In these c seshero the law provides a
method of getting ild ot him for misfeas
ance In ofHco or other cati'e Uequcsta
for tcslgnatlon are at all itlmcs within the
power of the people , the legislature , or
"the three tal'ors of Tooley street , " bul
they belong rather to the department ol
the gajcty of nations than to the serious
business of life These diversions , llko that
old o"e of throw'ng paper wads by membern
at cnp another about the close of the FOS-
sloaia otlll prevalent In legislative bo lies
all over the country , but they are not gen
erally Instrumental In shortening the terms
WIiniT , COHN AM ) O VTS.
Sonio HIM Iscd 1'ImiriH nn 1/nst
Over ? 1,000,000,008' ' worth of products was
taken out of the earth In this country
last year In wheat , corn nnd oats. If hay
had been Includ6d there would have been
almost f. billion and a half. According to
the statistics of jho Agricultural department
corn led the great grain products of cjr
soil and Industry with 1,902,967,933 bushels ,
worth ? 501,072,952 : wheat came second with
ri ! ,149,10S bushels , Wth $428.547,121 , and
oatn brought up th6 tear with G9S,7G7S09
bushels , worth $147/)7 ) 1,719.
In the production of corn Nebraska , with
Icbs acreage than Kansas , led all the states
with 241,208,490 bushels , and Illinois , with
still less acreage Was a close second with
232,928,083 , outstripping both Kansas and
loua , vvl'h their greater acreages
IK the production of wheat Illinois Is far
down the list , being only seventeenth , with
only 11,578,003 bushels In this cereal Mln-
rcsotr steps grandlj to the front with 59-
691lOi bushels , and then comes Kansas with
17,998,152 Singular to relate , Ohio occupies
the third largest wheat bin.
lowi fitends at the top ot the oat-produc
ing htates with 103,721,100 bushels , and
Illinois , with one-sixth less acreage. Is a
close second with 92,798,490 bushels
Alaska and the District of Columbia nro
the only divisions of the union that pro
duce nothing In the cereal line for the main
tenance of mankind The Congiesslonal
Record Is the only thing that has any re-
scmblanco to serial form in these widely
With about the same acreage , the pro
duction of hay was worth almost ns much
as that of wheat , being ? 401,390,390. Hay
produces better value per aero than either
corn or oats This Is something for the
fanners as well as their cattle to chow on.
COMPORT POK bT IV-IT-IIOUUS.
They Can Ilnjoj Without OmiKcr tht >
.Stories ofliiMKiin J'llfirliiiN.
The unknown has the ndvarotago over the
known , as it can bo endovvod with all tbo
conditions that hope or deslro can suggest.
As the "spring" rush to the Klondike Is
making Itself manifest already It Is .clear
that the Ignorant imagination of mem of the
argonauts peoples the unVwown regions of
Alaska with golden opportunities that need
only the potency of actual presence to yield
( oi tunes for each and for all. On the con
trary , nci' only the history of other mining
cia es , but the actual known facts as to
; old mining In the Yukon valley and Its
tributaries for ten jcira past and the facts
as to the situation In the Klondike today
llsposo of nil those golden fanclw. Gold
.hero Is In the Alaskan creek bottoms , but
ho chances of n strike are ss rare and the
irellmlnnry toll so tremendous that no one
ihoulil glvo up remunerative employment at
10:110 : to bravo the dangers of Alaska unless
fully Informed as to what to expect
Letters and statements detailing the
actual conditions have been spiead t > widely
hat few who can rend can plead Ignorance
is to the situation A recent correspondent ,
n dnoiling on thchopclcss outlook for the
lowcomer In Dawson Clt > , had ithls to say ,
and U Is worth reading1
"When men who wcro vvPhin fifty miles
of Dawson when this strlKo was made are
still without the means 'to ' buy food for the
vlnter how can a man fi 000 miles from ficro
lope to pick up a rich claim In the Klon
dike region" There are many dUi-h here I
cannot , knowing .is much s I do of the
cojntry , use language btnans enough or con-
Inclng enough \b' \ alhlso thojo who ore-
hlnklng of coining to this desolate coun-
rj vo glvo up the nejlon No matter how
llseouraglng may Vo ihe outlook at homo ,
can ii-suro thci readci that there are more
avenues through vvhfchHo inaKo a living and
icrhaps a comfoftabl * fortune , ct homo ,
ban nro presented bi the seemingly ilch
" ' '
Klondike" , f
That this Is sound adUco cannot bo ques-
loned , and that It ahouia bp heeded follows
,1th equal for c ,
U' In splto of all tire warnings thousands
tisli Into the Yukon'they should bo pre-
> ared for a hard strug lo for years to como
'hoso who last tbo lo/igcst / after KUor ex-
i&rjoncsa up the valij ) of the Tanara , the
Copper rivet region ami the various aflluents
of the Yukon , north md sauth , may make
hflr btrlke It Is not only possible but
piobablo that now Klondlkers will be
truck In this enormous territory , which to
ho foolish argonaut seems about as big ua
it ; ) homo country and as accos < > lblo , but
uch strll-es v.lll mean for the lucky ones as
mich wastu of energy as would perhaps
lave won a fortune anyvvhoro , while the
nlsery end death 111 its trail will not bo
nconsliJerable AB things go now , these
vho go to Alaska In foolhardy , happy-go-
uek > Ignorance are bound to como to grief
'hoso who etudy conditions , and perhaps
or tbo worst , may In the rnd bo among
liOHo who will strike It rich but It Is a
ow-up nt the best And these who arc
ompclled to stay at homo should not envy I
ho Alaskan pilgrims They need sympathy ,
not ciny , ,
i or Tnt < innisM.
I'rniiipl Anxn-cr in the ChnllciiRC.
Nsw York Sun ,
The silver coilltlon In the smato pissc
the Teller rcaolutlon na a political challenge
The ropublle ns In the house have answprc <
that challenge' promptly. fp rltv ly ftnd n' '
mrst unanimously WUhotit delay or eeiulv
ocatloii they hnvo "defended the crtxllt of th
t'nltetl States and pledged their party one
moro to honest money.
A llrrlnlvp Mnjnrtty.
Tihls decisive majority ot ntty gives th
country the ns tirnneo , which was confldentl
expected , that no legislation In the dlrectlo
of free silver coinage need bo feared In th
present congress. This action by the hous
was so clearly foreseen that the rmiagn o
the resolution by the senate had no appre
clablo effect on the business or money mar
kets ot the country
Clrnr * Ilio VtiiioiiiliiTf.
Ken ai Cltj Stir.
Tills act ot the republicans In the lions
clears the atmosphere surrounding the prob
lent of currency reform. Whatever disagree
ments they tnaj have respecting a new cur
rency measure , It will bo plain that thos
disagreements have nothing to do with th
subject ot the standard of values. There o.i
be no lotigor any doubt that the real ropub
Mean leaders are ready to make a plain , opot
light In the coming congressional campalm
for "tho maintenance of the existing goli
A Uoiirririttnflio llnily.
Again the house of representatives has
proved Us right to bo considered aa the
conservative branch of congress. It voted
down the revolutionary Teller resolution
with everj evjdenco of contempt for the
resolution and the men who adopted It. 1
was the house that. In 1S90 , defeated the
frco coinage amendment to the Shcrn-in
act , proposed by the senate. It was the
houoe that , three veara later , in 1893 , re
sponded promptly to the wishes ot the people
and voted to repeal the ellrcr purchase
clause of the Sherman act. In the follow
ing jear the house of representatives strug
gled bravclj to oirry out In tariff leg'slatlon
the expressed nl'l ' of the people , vvlillo the
senate showed itself the mere tool of the
trw > ta and monopolies , and to mutilated the
house tariff bill that President Cleveland
refused to sign the measure.
JiiNtllloo 1'iilillc roiillilcnoc.
The national house has risen to the occa
sion and has abundantly Justified the confi
dence of those concerned In the preserve lira
of American credit It has repudhtcd the
senatorial repudlators , branded as dlohoncsl
and u allgnant the Teller resolution for the
pivineit of bonds purchased with gold cir Ita
equivalent with silver dollars cokied at en
lmpc3oible ratio and representing half ithe
amount of the actual obligation There la
nothing perfunctorj or uncertain about the
action of the house Its motives and lea
sers were forcibly and c'oarly stated in the
debate upcn the resolution. U was lucllly
explained by Mr Dlrglej and other repub
lican leaders that the "tall of the resolu
tion , " declaring for the coinage ot silver
dollars contained its etlugind Ita dishonor.
Not even lilr.nd was able tn make a plausi
ble dental of this charge
"vVordiv of Coiiniipiiilntlon.
The republicans In the house have com
mended themselves to the friends ot a sound
currency and of national honor. In no other
way could they have made so effective nn
answer to the Teller resolution. They have
said to the country that any attempt to
create distrust by an attack upon the public
credit must bo repelled without debate There
Is no moro In the Teller resolution to debate ,
under the circumstances , than there would
liavo been If , In January , 1861 , the house had
been forced to face a resolution proposing to
dissolve the union The promptness and em
phasis of the action of the republicans gives
courage and strengthens confidence In busi
ness ci-cles , Any sign ot wavering , any de
bate , oven to enable republicans to explain ,
would have been regarded as an indication
of lack of courage on the part of the major
ity to stand bj the implied pledges of the
party It represents.
I niISOli AMI OTIIKUWISC.
A Georgia editor describes a defaulter as
"six feet tall and $10,000 short "
Tlio way to convert General Grosvonor to
civil service reform would be to retire him
from congiess and glvo hlml a postofllce.
The decisive vote by which the Virginia
senate defeated the anti-flirting bill sug
gests that the grave and reverend senators
were once young themselves
Mayor S P. Smith of Davenport. la , who
attended the recent Monetary conference in
Indianapolis , is the son of Ilov. S P. Smith ,
the author of the famous hymn , "America. "
Governor Tanner is at Hot Springs , Ark ,
and Is winning all kinds of distinction Frl-
daj ho carried oft the honors at trap shoc'-
ing and Saturday night ho presided ns chief
ludgo at a ! colored cake walk.
Dr. Carl Johnson of Denver , who lias been
ippolnted consul to Amoy , China , Is well
tnoun to the medical profession as the
author of a book dealing with researches
and discoveries in morphine poisoning.
Rudjard Kipling formerly lived in India
Then he moved to nng'-.nd , and thence to
Vermont. Leaving them he went to I3ng-
and 'igaln , and now he ia to remove to Cape
Town South America tnd Australia jot
await the honor of his cltl/cnshlp
The notable fact In the case of the new
American provincial of the Order of the Holy
Cross , Rev. Dr. JoLci A. Zahn , Is that he li
a "Darwinian , " Ho avowed his belief In
e/olutlon jejis ago. The heresy huntera
irlcked up their cars , but Pope Leo made
ilm a doctor of divinity ,
Nathan Strau = a , the now prcelJcot of the
Jew York Health dop-irtment , has some
ihl'anthroplc ' bobbles , among which Is tiio
lollverj of n'erllbcd milk among the poor.
Je eojs proper fooj for children In summer
vould reduce the death late among children
o that among adults , which would save
nany thousand lives.
Carroll D. Wright , United States commls-
loncr of labor , la In receipt of a cablegram
announcing lilJ election us a monitor of the
cstltuto of France. He has also been In-
ormcd that ho has been elected an honorary
nomber of tbo Imperial Academy of Science
of Hivila , the highest scientific distinction
tat can lo awarded in that country
Untlo Russell Sago is said to bn delighted
vlth the story that 'Mrs ' Hetty Green has
ecdvetl ? COO worth of medical attendance
reo , and that the president of ore of Now
'ork's largest Insurance companies was at
n publla dUpensary with the lowest classes
or fieo treatment until discovered < ind
it'erod ' av\ay by the attending physician
The Norwegian poet , DJornstjome UJorn-
011 , has written to M Kmlio Kola , saying
hat he envies hlu present privilege of ron-
er'rig service to humanity "They have
ot , " ho tisvs , "made you retire ! You have
narchcd upon them with the I > ro acd tlio
word1 Alone ag-ilnst millions1 Is there a
obler flceno on eartli ? It IB wlat franco
1'ollcoman William Nozbltt of the New
'ork force In a preacher ot twenty years'
\perlence. He preaches every Sunday at
omo church , Lt an old-fashioned Mcthojlat
nd boHeves In muscular Christianity rnnl-
eiited by nxperlonces , nolso , shouting and
nthus'asm ' Ho lus a splendid record fud
s noted for the number of tough character ! )
nd desperate criminals ho has arrwted.
The doctor of the oteani jacht Catania ,
'avlng on board Cornelius Vundorbllt and
ils family , U Jean Charcot , the son of the
a to famous specialist Ho married Joanne
lugo , tha divorced wife of Dauilet's Bon
Irs Joan Charcot accompanies her husbiind
u this trip It Is said that young Dr Char-
ot recohrs $100 a day for his three months'
cnlces , but ho Is Immensely rich lilm-
Di'lioiulM on I In1'olul of View ,
The Een > .to has voted one way ; the house
las voted the ether The people will havu
ie casting vote this fall In the meantime )
ho action of either house will bo "wlso and
tatcsmanl.ko" or "Imbecllo nnd dishonest , "
ccordlng to thu standpoint of the Individual
rltlc It Is ono of the advantages of our
orm of government that wo om always find
uino ono to lambaste when thing * are not
Oing to suit us.
nv AS A i.r.vnnu.
HI * 'Nrirork Jtiirroli Inillcntr * tlint
lie llns \ < < iiii .i1 the lo ltliiii.
Ilo'ton llfrnll ( Iml dfm. )
President McKlnloy's speech t the dinner
Iti Now York on Thursday night may betaken
taken to bo an authoritative expression ot the
program ol the republican party In ttoo
political campaign of the coming > eir , No
ono who ro.ds the president's words , having
In mind existing political condltlono , can fall
to realize that In what he sajs ho Is prc-
tMrlng a platform not BO much for admin
istrative piuvoses as for political and pcvuMr
use With characteristic fatuity , the ail-
vo-atcs of sliver In the United States senate
give to 1'resldcnt McKlulcy the opportunlt }
to form this H > iholr ictlon In Introducing
the silver resolution they made it ovldrnt
that this Is not the time whtii n truce * can
be declared , for until the silver heresy ts >
stan pod out the future Industrial v-otull-
tlon ot cur country must bo clouded by un
Taking with shrewd foresight the question
thus forced to the trout , President McKlnlcy
declaicij that It Is now necessary to carry
on an aggressive cairtalgn. "The peoples
purpose , " ho says , must be ghen the vitality
of uubllc law Hotter EU honest effort with
failure , than the avoiding of so o\tln and
commending n duty An honest nt-
tempt will bo the bc.t proof of sincerity of
purpose Discussion cannot viutt It will
only help tbo cause Half-heat tcd-
ness riover won a battle Nations otid iurtlca
without abiding ( < rluclplcs nd stern resolu
tion to cnfoieo them , oven If It costs u com-
tlmious struggle to do no and temporary
sacrifice , are ne\cr In the highest degree suc
cessful leaders In tlio progress of maciklml '
If thebo utterances moan anything they
mean that a step forward Is to bo ti.ken from
the groundwork ot the republican platform
of 1S9G. Not only Is "the c\- sting gold
standard" to bo "preserved , " hut the fact
that We are a gold standard nation must
bo made the policy of the republican party ,
and must be unqualifiedly accepted , at least
so far as concerns all branches of the gov-
cinmcnt Taking the senatorial slhcrltes
at their word , the ptosldent proposes that
the campulgn In anticipation of the elee-
t ons next November shall be one In which
the gold nnd silver Issues shall be fairly
Joined. To our mind this Is not only heroic
hut nn eminently- sound position to take
If Mr. McKlnley Is thoroughly supported
m lih party , It Is. the ono way In which he
and they can win n victory. It Is the one
anl only way In which suniclcnt support
can be won foi republican o ndldntes to
Klvo to them the contiol of the house tn
the next congress , and possibly , also , the
control of the senate. Everything coti'Idetod ,
Mr MeK. nicy's speech In New York Is the
olcniest-slghtixl and mcst statesmanlike ut
terance that he has over made
I.4IIOH AM ) IMILVMM.
Virginia coal Is to bo sent to Uruguay
Hiooklyn has twelve women blacksmiths
Ocimany lias 750 first-class machine fac
The Crawford Woolen mills of Martlns-
buig , W. Va , nro running three nlgbla n
week until 9 o'clock
In 1SCO the value of the manufactured prod
uct of St Louis , Mo , was ? 27,000,000. Last
year It was $300000,000.
The molders employed by Jones fi. Luugh-
lln , Plttsurg , have been granted nn advance
ol 10 per cent In wages
BIgbty-elght per cent of the union men if
Minnesota are said to bo employed , cci In-
crccso of IS per cent over one year ago
At Hannibal , Mo , a company has been
formed to commence business with 12o em
ployes In Iho manufacture of shirts over
alls , ale.
An Increase of C per cent In wages of em
ployes of the Buffalo Puriince company
Buffalo , N. Y. , will go Into effect January 1 ,
The employes of the two blist furnacrn
of the Bellaire Steel company , Bcllalre , 0
have been granted an increase of 10 per
cent In wages
The miners of the Norrls group , Lake
Superior , have been notified that a. genera'
ndvanca In their wages will soon bo mode ,
but to what extent Is not known.
The Peorli Steel and iron Works have
Dera Incorporated with a capital stock of
> 200,000. to operate the rolling mill at Peoria ,
111 , which las so long been Idle.
Within the ( list ten months of 1S97 Ala
bama produced 1,173.600 tons of coal 9r,3 -
084 tons of co'-te , 182.011 tons of iilir irnn.
1,070,275 tons of Iron ore and 25C.2SG tons of
The foreign trade of the ports of San
Francisco , Cal. , In 1897 was the largest en
iccord for any calendar year , the exports
amounting in value to $10.000,000 nnd the
.rnports lo $39,000,000
An Idea of the great increase In the manu-
'acturo of cotton goods. In the south can be
lad from the fact that in North Carolina
alone tha mills consume 50,000 more bales
of cotton amually than are produced In the
The Atchlson , Topeka & Santa To railroad
las completed In its own shops at Topolta
240 bocais with cast steel trucks These
weigh ICO pounds less than the old pattern ,
and coat considerably less , though they tat
to 100,000 pounds.
The ( Masslllon ( Ohio ) Bridge company has
received an order for the construction of a
cantilever bridge fiG2 feet long .ind eighteen
'eel wide , which Is to be built by the New
t'ork Dredging company at Honda , on the
tfagdalona river , In Colombia , South Amei-
The Carnegie Steel company , limited , con-
emplatea another large addition to Its Home
stead plant. The new building will bo fet a
mlvereal plaita mill , which will exceed In
apaclty any mill of thU clas * ever dcslKiicil ,
The Cirneglo company , with this addition
\l\\ \ \ have the Urgent capacity for the pro-
uctlon of universal pates In tlio world ,
In M' sachuflctts the labor on a pair of
hoes costs 40 cents , but the average weekly
vages of these who work In that ( Hate's
hoe factories Is $15 The average weekly
vagcij In German shoe factories In $3 SO , but
ho labor cost for shoes of a similar grade
s 58 cents. The labor saving machine ao-
ounts for the difference both of cost and
vagea With the machine the man earns
our times as much as without It.
Ona of the. few establishments In the
United States that have a syotcm of proflt-
Imrlng Is the flour milling firm of Hal unl
& L'allaid ot Lou'svllle ' which
, Ky , has Just
d'vldcd ' $30000 nincflig Ita employes as tholr
ortlon of the profits of 1897 The mill ,
which it cno of the largest In the south ,
its been conducted on this basis for a niirn-
tr of years , and Is null &itlallcd with the
c-sults. It could bo wished trat mora at-
ompts wore made by manufacturing con-
ems to follow the profit sharing prlDclp'o ,
ix ronitirnin < j
niu ) Knti-rin-Nc ItrnrliltiM : Out
for I InKartli. .
Knisni < 'lly tnr
The statement of a traveler wlso hn Juit
returned fiom Honduras that citizens of the
t'nl'cd ' Slates own ncuirly everything thit h
worih having In that country , having re
ceived inaiiv concessions from the govern
ment end made nriaiiKcments to refund a
$1230900(1 ( debt , imps to call attention to
the fact that capitalism and promoters from
tbo United States arc reaching out txten-
slvely to gather In the profits of new enter
prises In foreign ( ountrlfs. Within the last
few years American mtnufnottliers of Hit
eouniry have umlcitukcn seriously the con
quest of tlio world's markets , and whcro
American goods go capital anl enterprise
fiom ( his country nro likely to setk out nr\v \
oppo-lunltlcs for Investment nnd for tin
citation and nnnngement of ne\v Industries ,
Americans 4ire building rallroids > nj
bridges III Japan nnd const rurtIng an undri *
ground railway , oven In London There nra
mnny hundieds of Americans In Mexico , de
veloping latent Industries tlicro The Klon-
Uike region , though It Is In lliltlih tciTltnrj ,
Is almost wholly under the control ot opera-
tois from the Un ted Slates Muny mlllloni
\mcrlran capital nro Invested In Cuba niul
In Hawaii This movement of American capi
tal and cnterpilse Into foreign nolds Ins Just
begun but It has made n st .rt which bldi
fair to make American Interests In other
parts of the world very profitable within the
ncv.t ten or twenty years The United States ,
llko England anl Trance , will , before long ,
become a creditor nation to the extent tint
Its Imports of commodities will exceed Its
rxprrls , the excess icptescntlng the
profits of American enterprises In foreign
The I'ngllshinen i.nd the frenchmen have
cot n great Rtart on the Ame".can In thla
kind of enterprise but It has been demon-
strata ! already tlint the American Is fully-
able to romprto with them In any field ho
enters and It will not bo long bc-foio Amcil-
can organizers of Industry will hr- known In
every land where theie Is opportunity for
las'go prollts In new ontcrpr scs This move
ment will mi terlally aid America's export
trade In mamifnctnml goo < ls that Is now
growing so rapidly , and It will greatly add
to the Rlory nnd the power of the republic.
New Yoik llcrild' If pugl'lsls Ind to do
tliolr lalklnn ovri the long distance te'i-
phone tluy would flsht rither tlmn tnlk at
the present rate of tolls.
Purlf Tlroiiro Pete ( thoughtfully ) Won-
t'i iwol ever become uv T.irantlilx .Ilm"
Hrlrzly l > .in 'W'v ilon't von remember
helping to Iviioh him list July1'
Hroncro Pete W'v , uv course I do ! but I
wonder wet ever become uv him Ilinlly.
Deliott Tice Pros : "lias the count called
vet , pnpi1' ' nskod the lie.uitlful d.uishtoi ,
"ho sild th.it ho would tco you without
de nv "
"He nld I had thieo aces n nlnst his
full house. "
Judge Fh-t Collece Girl Whit Is to be
tbo tltlo of volir KI idii.itlon ess iy ?
Second Colloire nirl "Koyond the Alps
Lips Italy" Whit's the title of youis"
Tlrst Colle- Girl "Beyond the Altar Lies
the Washtub. "
Boston Traveler"You told me this hone
Imd won h ilf n do/pii mitphes nRilnito.iio '
of the best hoisoi In the countrv. He can't Y'
trot n inllo In s'x. ' minutes to sive him"
"It wn j in p owing' m itches that ho toalc
the prizes , sli. "
Cleveland Plain Dealer"Sid c-isc. wasn't
t , that TPi ( rill vvl'o foil from IIP : blcyclo
and bit off u. piece of her tongue ? "
" \Vns she marled : ? '
"No. " ' ' i
TXo bad. "
Dottolt Jouinil"ConiP1" e.\clalmed tbo
Anight PI rant "I will re-wupj thee ! "
Tha oiptlve maiden In the tower shrank
aw ly from him
"Do jou joproscnt n New Yoik Sunday
lapor or n syndicate' " she faltered , foi she
i id her good n une to protect.
Post : The. fashionable drcss-
naker looked the des'tjn ' for a now gown
over ciiefullv and tbi'ii shook her lie id.
"It will never bccomrt a fad , " she " -aid
"Why not' " they n keil.
"It's too henslble- be fashionable. "
Tbcre suomeil to bo no doubt that she
viia.v bet customers.
TUG SOCIETY GIRL.
( " 1-veliiiil I'lnln Dcilci. '
She slght > d a little nervous * tlfrh ,
She said "I'll rest me. bv ind by , "
And then she girded up her stijs
And ' ought again these devious ways
Th it mirk Lo such a. laige extent
Ilio houis that lead us on to Lent.
She wont to luncheon at the B'H , '
She plavod at euchre at the C's. |
She sipped tlio "tea" at Mrs. A's |
Shnillnel In state at Mrs J'l
She Joined the "box" of Mrs I ,
And tlion she lunched wlthiMrs. Y. ;
And whea the d tlntv fea t vv is o'pr
She stayed and danceJ till after four
"Another ilavhe paspel "Is blent
With these that down the highway vvent-
1 hope 1 will survive till I ent ! "
ON llHIl SICATKS.
AVc tmlnstpr Onrcttc.
Of Diana , buntre.ss , goddess , imldPii cold
And her heavenly grace and beauty tales
Of old date-
How through woods Mvlft-foot she sped ,
D meed on nuny a mountain bead ,
Vet wo never licai It said
She could skate !
Thus the Tmppy bard who Delia's form nnd
As Diana's own , must sing an added sraco
On tier waits ,
Jis he SCPS the radiant gltl ,
Ued as ruby , vvilte ns pearl ,
Like .i Maenad dancing , uhlil
On her s'.tales.
Oh , tlin pr.ireful form that files and sloops
Tree , o'ate.
Swiftly changing- a wave that satners ,
C.I1I VCS ,
Pass s Rtralghtl
Oi. the eyes like stars thnt fflow ,
Whloi the fiost has buiaisiud EO !
( 'TIs a sift of frost th.it know
Those who Hknlp. )
AH a bird who poised In lr on Bleeping
wing1 * ,
WatcnUiff , waits ;
Then by sudden fright or Impulse moved ,
She , whoso feet the Grnccs Hedge ,
I"or'her ' sifcty. flvlnir pledge ,
Skims from perilous edge to edge
Of hei Hkates ,
As to the weather may be a matter
for guessing , but there is no guess
work about anything that is bought
of a trustworthy dealer.
You are absolutely guaranteed
against disappointment in any pur
chase made of us. The cloths and trimmings that we use are
of the very best , and we undertake to fit you perfectly , and to
your complete satisfaction , before we pzrmit a garment to leave
our store ,
We are looking out for our best interests as well as for yours
in pursuing this course , for we have a reputation that we ara
proud to maintain ,
9. W. Cox * . 15tli uiul Douglas St *
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