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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY" , SEPTEMBER 21 , 1808.
Autumn Dress Goods.
Prospective Drees Goods buyers only Ferve their own in-
iiteresle by coming here "Wo offer till thai is good now and
fetching luiving given onr personal attention to the select
ing and buying of these Early Fall and Wimter Styles Wo
can recommend them as the best the world's market can give.
Ladies' m u s 1 i u
gowiiH , very long
and full width ,
Trimmed with cmbrolderj Inserting and
edging , sleeves to match at 85c each.
Ladles' Gown * , Mother Hubbanl stjle ,
yol.o trimmed with rows of lace In-
sertliiK and tuck * , wldo rullle edged
with lace at Sic each.
Separate Dress Skirts Xew ar
Fine Ulnck Serge Skirts , nil lined , vel
veteen bound , at ? 3 75.
nxcollent Urllllantlno Skirts , oil lined
Deautlful Satin Duchosse Skirts , at $9 00.
Would be cheap nt $12 00
These skirt- * are all c\tra well made
and have the piopcr shnpe.
Domestics Ready made sheets
214x2 % jardE. or 81x00 Inches , at 50c
and GOc each
Hemstitched nt C5c each.
ThefiO are guaranteed torn , not cut.
Heady-made I'lllow Casc 45x30 Inches ,
at 12'/4c and 16c each.
Hemstitched , same size , nt 15c each
WB will place on sale a line of fine
Dress Prints nt 6c per yard.
Louisiana Pancy 1'ercales , 30 Inches
wide , at lOc per yard.
Men's furnishings New neckwear -
men and women.
Men's Tic" , In puffs , tecks and four-ln-
hands , all new styles , COc each
Now Dow Ties for ladles , made of black
satin , white silk or white pique , at
White Lawn ut 20c these are the very
latest ask to see them.
Trimmings Many beautiful
styles in fancy
dress trimmings ,
Mousaollno do Sole , tucked , embroi
dered or spangled Chenille , dotted
and embroidered net , the latest , with
lace edges to match beaded and
spangled dress fronts.
An endless variety of braid trimmings
of every description.
037W.B. corset -
sot a gored
corset , cut on
bias lines ,
in e d i u in
made of a
ished with lace and ribbons ;
A perfect fitting model , sizes 18 to 30 ,
In white or gray , nt $100 each.
Uxtra flno quality black sateen at $1 25
Notions Among the new
We nre showing the "Astoria" Dell and
collar to match , made of pretty ribbon
In all thu bright color combinations
nnd fastened with a highly orna
We are also showing a pretty now line
of buckles nt 25c , 35c , 40c , 50c , C5c , Toe ,
$1.00 , $1 50 nnd $2 25 each.
Ladies' tan cotton hose
silk finish , very fine
.Tic 3 pair , $1 00.
Ladles' Ulock Cotton Hose , with mace
split soles , also double toe and heel
Children's fine ribbed Tnn Hose , double
toe , solo and heel , only 12V4c , 2 pall
Hlack Cotton Hose , fine ribbed am :
seamless , in sizes 5 to 8 % , only lOc
Yams We carry a full line oi
the best makes oi
yarn ? . Such as
Starlight Zephyr Shetland
Impottod Zephyr Oermanlown
Starlight Lady Groy Zephyr
Starlight Spanish Yarn
Flelsher's German Knitting Yarn-
Ice Wool (3 ( grades )
Angora Wood (2 ( grades )
Low prices on all.
Fin de Siecle
Derannstratod today by M.
THOMAS GKAFP , un oxpart
Thebo thrco-pronp fin GO
sicolc combs at o ono of ( ho
roost useful novelties over pro
With them the hair , -whether thin or heavy , can be dressed In many beautiful styles
without the use of string or hairpins. It a switch Is worn , the comb Is Invaluable , for
once attached and the comb closed , the false hair cannot possibly become loose and
fall. The hair lees not como loose , and hats are firmly kept In place In the windiest
weather. See them demonstrated by an expert hair dresses 'today In our Sixteenth
visited upon a republican who Is false to
his trust for the reason that he sins against
a greater light , ho has been taught bet
tor , he knows better , and therefore If be
falls Is his Kin greater and his punishment
should be more severe.
"But slnco honesty and fidelity are the
teachings of every party It U manifestly un
just to punish a party for the dishonesty of
one , uho , at the time of his nomination and
election to olllco after due Imjulry
and core exercised was found to bear a
good reputation among his fellows and j
counted by these \\l\o knew him beat as fit
for the place , but \\l\o after uU election
proved false and betrayed the people who
put their confidence In him. In every walk ,
of pi Unto life. In every profession In every
day nnd age of the world some men have
fallen. Arnold betrayed the counsels at
Washington ; Lincoln \\ns deceived and Im
posed upon hundreds of times , and even
holy writ tells us that ana of the twelve
cboecn of the Infinite and All Wise One be
trayed him for a few paltry dollars , and
> ct , no considerate , patriotic man was justi
fied thereby In abandoning the cause of the
revolutionary heroes , the union or the re
ligion of Jesus Chrlfit. Parties are to b
judged by their principles nnd the practical
operation of these principles upon the \vel-
faro of the people. We should not condemn
the whole democrstlc party simply because
of the operation * of Tweed In New York , ot
tha defalcation of State Treasurer Ramsey ,
bosom friend of Altgeld , the democratic
Idol of Illinois ; vse should not condemn the
whole populist party because of Its Taylor ,
who sold out In thn state legislature in
1891. Us numerous defaulting county treasurers -
urers and township treasurers throughout
the state , nor can > ou fairly condemn the
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republican party because It has been curse
with a Hartley and a Moore.
What thu Clrculiir Alum At.
"In the circular of which I speak the 1m
presslon Is sought to bo given that in sorri
way as the natural result of fusion thei
has resulted an immense bum of mono
'made' for the state. Does the fact juatlt
the impression ?
"Tho cardinal principles of the combln
stated In the national populist platform c
1892 nnd reiterated In the successive plal
forms are the Issuance by the governmer
of irrtdeemable paper or flat money vvlt
free and unlimited colnaage of silver at 1
to 1 ns a stepping stone ; the Inflation <
our currency to at least $50 per capita ; tl :
sub-treasury's scheme as a means of dl :
tributlon ; the government ownership an
operation of railroads , telegraphs and tele
phones with their regulation to suit pom
ing their absolute acquisition nnd oniici
ship of the sources ot wealth generally.
"Tho circular Is searched in vain ti
evidence that the large sums of monc
claimed to have been made for the pcop
Is due In the least to putting Into open
tton any of these doctrines , which , with U
exception of free coinage of silver , are m
now seriously advocated by any consldei
fable number of cither leaders or followci
of the opposition Their present clali
then do not follow from putting Into law <
practice their distinctive doctrines. The
are not party claims They are claln
made In behalf of Individuals only claln
of executive officers , whose only power is I
execute the laws and dispense the approprli
tions made by the legislature.
"No state officer can 'make' money f <
the state. The state can make no money ft
Itself The. state Is supported by the ta :
payer State Institutions and state office ;
are at best but taxcaters.
"Every dollar handled by any officer , be 1
elected or appointed , must first be collectc
from the people by the tax gatherer. The ;
taxes are levied by the proper officer ar
when collected are placed In certain definl
funds to be expended according to law. L
mo Illustrate with the school fund , aboi
which so much Is said In this circular.
Crontlnu of the School rniiil.
"Section 3 , article \lll , of the state cot
atltutlon ( made by republicans ) provldi
'Tho following are hereby declared to I
perpetual funds for common school purposi
of which the annual Interest or incon
only can bo appropriated Tlrst , such pe :
centum as has been or may hereafter I
granted by congress on the sale of lam
In this state Second , all moneja arlslr
from tha sale or leasing of sections N
16 and 36 In each township In this sta
and the lands ( elected or that may be si
lected In lieu thereof Third , the proceeds i
all lands that have been or may hereafter 1
granted to this state , where by the tern
and conditions of such grant the same ai
not to bo otherwise appropriated Kourt
_ _ _
'uro sick , headache , had
ast9 In the mouth , coated
iP7ie , ca In the itomach ,
JlitrM * tnd Indlcritlon. Do
not KeaVflb but hurt tonto ffrct. U f ntj ,
lli * inly rikAlp Uk * vitb Uood'i
ho net proceeds of land nnd other property
and effects that may coma to the state by
sellout or forfeiture or from unclaimed
ilvhlemls or distributee shares of the cs-
ates of deceased persons. Tlfth , all
moneys , stocks , bonds , lands and other prop-
rty now belonging to common school fund. '
"Ily sections 4 nnd G of the same article
if the constitution all rents of unsold lauds ,
gifts nnd the like , Interest arising from the
icrraancnt school fund , all fines , penalties
and llccnso moneys and such other means
ns the legislature may proUde , are applied
o the support of our common schools and
constitute the 'temporary school fund. '
"Tho constitution expressly forbids the
llmluutlon of the permanent school fund ;
hat fund must remain Inviolate.
"Tho state temporary school fund Is for
current use nnd Is made up principally of :
'Irst , Interest on permanent school fund ;
second , rents on unsold lands , this fund Is
apportioned to the several counties In Jan-
lary nnd July of each year as collected , with
ho exception of Interest derhcd from the
n\ested school funds , c\cry dollar of this
emporary fund Is collected by the county
officers from the people and by them turned
nto the state treasury. The state ofllccrs
ia\o absolutely nothing to apportion until
t Is first collected by ofllccrs In the counties ,
whoso actions they cannot command and
over uhom they hao practically no con
"If times are good and the people pay
the county treasurer , nnd he In turn pays
o\er to the state treasurer nnd the reform
state officers may apportion the collections
made The rule and practice has not been
changed and Is the same now that It ha
been ever since the adoption of the consti
tution In 1875.
Hcllot of IliiNluv N Condition * .
"Tho payment of taxes reflects the busi
ness conditions of the country. In prosper
ous times the people have the means and
pay their taxes. When times are bad they
ha\e not the means , they cannot and do
not lapse but remain on the books as so
much assets of the state to bo collected
In addition to the regular nnnual tax as
soon as times Improve and the people ha\c
the means wherewith to pay. 'Taxes arc as
sure as death * is an old adage worthy oi
"How misleading and untrue It Is , then ,
for an officer or a party to take credit for
pajment of taxes by the people. We cheer
fully concede that collection of taxes has
been much larger and easier slnco Noem -
bar , 1SOG , than for four jcars next preced
ing. It is a significant fact which the In
telligent voter will not overlook that the
date and duratfou of mUcrse balances Is
the precise date and duration of a national
administration and policy for \\hlch the
fusion forces and not republicans are re
sponsible and the date and duration of the
prosperous finances of which boast Is made
Is Identical with the administration of the
idol of our party , President McKlnley.
"During the years from 1893 to 1800 inclu
sive our state suffered an unprecedented
series of crop failures , nnd these , added
to the business depression over the entire
land , made and kept our people In more
straitened circumstances than ever be
fore In the history of the state. Let me
BUbmlt to the candid Judgment of my fel
low citizens a few plain facts nnd figures
which make their own argument more
convincing than declamation facts and fig
ures which may not be juggled.
home Ii-onocliiMtlc rinuren.
"The reports of state and prl\ato banks
of this state show that on November 5 ,
1892 , wo had of these banks C39. "
Capital stock Jll.257,093 OC
Generdl deposits 24.S91.113 2J
Loans and discounts 28,219,076 4t
On December 9 , 1894 , there were of these
banks 492 :
Capital Block J10.407.8-iS 2
CJcneral deposits lS,074h32 42
Loans und discounts 23,2 3,06 11
On December 31 , 1896 , there were of these
banks only 462 :
Capital Block J 8,233 GG5 56
General depoiitH 10,227,637 83
Loans and discounts 14MXSO ! $ JS
In other words , in those four years sev
enty-seven , or one out of every seven prl-
vato and state banks , went out of existence
and there was a reduction of over $3,000OOC
In their capital stock ; over fourteen and a
half millions or three-fifths of their gen
eral depo'slts , and nearly fourteen millions
or nearly one-half In their loans and dis
counts. The cxnerlenco of national banks
In our state was equally as disastrous.
"Turn to the real estate raortgaco In
debtedness of our people. In Gage count }
In 1S94 there was an increase of $01S :
and as late as 1896 there was In Otoe count )
an increase oi $95,651 , and in York count ]
$126,129 58. Take collections for this stall
temporary school fund , of which I bav <
spoken , using Jefferson and Kearney coun
ties as illustrations : Jefferson county It
1805 , $3,63247 ; 1896 , $2,944.10. Kearnc )
county. 189S , $2,121.75 ; 1896 , $3.20361.
"Their own circular shows , what wo al
remember as an Instance of that horrlbli
four years' nightmare , that the legislature
was compelled to appropriate $ J50,000 ti
feed and furnish need grain to our destituti
people. Wo were practically forced Inti
debt as a state for that amount to inee
the awful emercency then upon us. Hov
could a people In that condition pay theti
taxes , their rental , either Interest or pru- !
clpal on what they owed.
"The state , as well as individual credit
ors , was unable to collect , but , unlike in
dividual creditors , the claims of the utati
are not barred by the statute of limitations
nnd when times Improve the claims of thi
state are made good. Rentals on schoo
lands and pavmeuts on school land con
tracts , where these were not cancelled , am
all demands of the state on citizens re
malned unpaid for the time being for th (
same reasons which compelled the banki
to break and tbo farmers to Increase tbcli
mortgages. In the light of these facts
which no ono can dispute , Is It not tbi
greatest of absurdity and Imposition t <
claim a superiority for the present stati
ameers for collections and disburse
mentB mndo In these prosperous times am
which were not possible in tbo days o
drouth and the development of populism
Mutter iif Tuxc * I , \ led.
"In the same circular they claim a 'baV
ance In favor of reform' In school appor
tlonmcnt of $51,393 22 In Douglas count ;
and $23,525 07 In Lancaster county for thi
year 1897 nnd first half of 1898 as com
pared with the second half of 1895 nnd tin
year 1896. What Is the truth about this
I hive already shown ) oi ( the apportion
ment Ii made to the several counties fron
the money collected The distribution li
made In proportion to the children of fchoo
age In the several counties. It Is impor
tant , then , to ascertain what Is collectct
from each county. Nothing Is paid out o
the state treasury until It has been paid It
by the people What have the people o
these counties pild In'
"Dcsldes the temporary school fund drawi
from the sources above stated , the stati
levies a school tax. This was. In 1893 , one
half of 1 mill and In 189 ! It was raised t <
075 mill 1895 to 075 mill : In 1896 ( col
lected by the fuslonlsts ) , 125 mills , am
In 1897 the levy was 1375 mills , or raon
than double the earlier levies. These Ifv
lea all refer to Lancaster county. In thi
last half of 1895 Lancaster county paid ti
the state upon such school levy $2,611) ) 13
In 1896 she paid $5SG5 C7 , a total In v
eighteen months mentioned by the f
proclamation of $8,485 80. Prom Jantia
1897 , to July 1 , 16DS , the same county Ju. ,
the state upon the school levy $19,383. o
$10,8972 ? more than wan paid the repub
llcan administration In the time mentioned
Trom July ' , ISTVJ , to January 1. 1897 , thi
same county paid ti'\e state for rent and In
terest on school laiMs $14,391.22 , and fron
January 1 , 1S97 , to Uuly 1 , 1S9S , from thi
lauio ( itad uknvatf county paid the eUti
135,74930 , or $21,358.08 more than was paid
Iho republicans In the eighteen months
mentioned. To this add the $1,897.20 , excess
i.ild the state on school lands , and we find
: hat this county paid to the "present ndraln *
iRtratlon $32,25u 2S moro than the name
county paid In the preceding eighteen
months. It Is only claimed that the stnto
l > ald this county In the time mentioned
$23,525.53 , so that the county lost In the
deal $3,729.28 ; the satno Is probably true
of the other counties.
> ent lilt of JtiKffllnir.
"Tho party making up the fjslon cir
cular cunningly makes the time fixed for th
republicans from July , 1S95 , to January 1 ,
1897 , thus Including the last half ot two
rear * and the first half of only one. Tor
themselves they reverse this order and Include -
cludo the first halt of two years and the
ast half of ono only. This was because
.hey well know nearly nil taxes In Ne-
jraska and nearly all rents and Interests
on school lands are paid In the first half
of each year , as wo BOO by tlio following
figures. Douglas county paid -taxes In tbo
first halt ot 1890 , $353.083.44 , In the last
half of the satno year , $111,032.53. In the
jcar 1897 , first half , $302,56657 , In the last
: ialf only $142,860 57. Lancaster county
paid In the first half of 1897 , $243,462.94 :
In the last half , $129,74301. These figures
speak for themselves nnd show the cun
ning craftiness with which this circular was
"Another reason why the apportionment
of school money was Increased In 1897 and
the first half of 189S Is shown by the fact
that tha state collected In 1895 from In
terest on school lands sold , $149,481.58 ; and
In 1897 , $298,045 25 , and In the first hall
of 1898 , $200,903.39 , nnd from rents of school
lands In 1895 , $43,841.90 ; In 1897 , $115-
27803 ; nnd In the first half of 1898 , $41-
083.28. In vlovv of these collections U la
not strange that the disbursements for
schools were Increased.
"Tho simple truth Is the pcoplo have beer
taxed moro heavily ; have paid more liber
ally and therefore enjoy n larger appor
tionment. It Is the rankest demagogucry foi
theao self-styled 'reforrncts' to claim thej
have 'given1 this Increased apportionment tc
the people. The conditions have in the lasl
two years most wonderfully Improved. The
fact Is patent ; crops have been bountiful-
prices for cereals of all kinds , of sheep , hogs
cattle and horses everything raised on the
farm has been gratlfylngly higher. Buslncsi
has revived ; farmers nnd mechanics , labor
ers and professional men are all encouraged
How Tcoiilc lime Oiilncd.
"Noto again some figures : As shown bj
the reports of the state and private banki
of this state , on July 14 , 1898 , the genera
deposits were $17,669,231.44 ; loans and dls
counts , $15,150,952.89 , or a gain In clghteei
months of over $7,000,000 In deposits ; at
Increase of only about $500,000 In loans
The sanio reports show that In all banks o
this state there was an Increase of eve :
$2,000,000 In deposits from Tebruary 26 , 1898
to July 14 , 1898 ; while loans and discount !
were reduced over $600,000. In other words
our people are now , Instead of going Inti
debt for living expenses , living bettc :
than over before and at the satno time In
creasing their deposits In the banks at thi
rate of nearly $500,000 per month and de
creasing their loans at the banks nt the rati
of nearly $150,000. The net result Is In ou :
bank operations olono that our pcoplo ar <
going to the good at the rate of $050,001
"Take the collections for the state tempo
rary school funds , using the same countlei
for further Illustration. Jefferson county , it
1897 , $6,365 , or moro than double the amoun
collected In 1896. First half of 1898 , $4,202.98
or a gain of nearly onethlrd over the corre
spending period of 1897. Kearney county
July 1 , 1897 , to July 1 , 1898 , $13,978.75 , o
moro than six times as much as In the yea ;
from July 1 , 1894 , to July 1 , 1895.
"This is prosperity ; these are truly re
publican times. The days of busting banks
delinquent taxes , relief bills and parties tha
feed and grow on calamity are , I hope , sooi
all to be only remlnlscenses.
"Ono of Iho principal claims made b ;
the reformers is that in eighteen month
their state treasurer has reduced the In
terest-bearing debt $700,542.99 , seeking t
create the impression that they have glvei
this amount to the state. Candor , how
ever , comuelled them to state In the sam
connection that the present Incumbent re
celved from Mr. Dartley tbo following sum
of money : General fund , $304,215 84 ; sink
Ing fund , $133,737.29. These amounts wer
applicable upon the Interest-bearing deb
of the state and explain how the treasure
paid $437,954.13 of the state debt. He als
received money belonging to the other fund
nt the same date , $496.107.47 , or a tote
of $934,060 $ 60. These figures make th
statement of the circular that nearly a !
the cash In the treasury had been stole
one hard to believe. Aside from this cas
the state bad January 1 , 1897 , as a cas
asset the delinquent tax list. Trom thi
list Douglas county has paid the prosen
treasurer In eighteen months $31,728 57. A
Douglas county pays one-eighth of the stat
taxes , it Is fair to assume that the presen
treasurer baa collected from dellnquen
taxes levied prior to 1896 , $253,82866. I
addition to this the state levied In 1896
sinking fund amounting to $103,540 84 an
the same for 1897. The state sinking fun
tax for 1S9C , If collected , and two-third
of the tax for 1897. which as wo have see
was likely paid In the first half of 189 !
make $172.568.07. These three Items mak
much moro than the present treasure
shows to have been paid upon the Interest
bearing debt of the state and make hi
claim of dolnu so much for the state ap
pear vorv slim.
"A largo amount collected from dellnquen
taxes , which I have already explained , ha
enabled the present state treasurer to mak
the showing of the reduction of state deb
over nnd above that received for the pur
pose from Dartley , and leaving In his hand
on the 16th day of September , 1898 , th
sum of $403,991.00 , of which nearly one-hal
Is In the permanent school fund. If th
action of Mr. Hartley In holding In his hand
laige amounts ot money is subject to jus
criticism , as It certainly Is , then the hold
ing by the present treasurer of the araoun
of $170,040 68 of permanent school funds 1
also reprehensible. I maintain that n
money taken from the people which 1
available for the reduction of debts shouli
bo held for one moment by the state of
fleer , but on the contrary should be Imme
dlately applied to the reduction of the ob
Ilgatlons of the state , and I trust that th
next legislature will see to It that our rev
enue laws are so amended that large hoard
of money will not be withdrawn from th
channels of business and locked up wlthli
the vaults of the state treasury or farmei
out to depositories , but on the contrary tha
collection and payment shall be , so far n
possible , contemporaneous acts
Concerning Cornell' * Claim * .
"Tho claim of the present state audlto
that ho has saved to the state In roum
numbers $100,000 Is equally without founds
tlon. This caving Is made up as bo al
leges as follows Sheriff's and other fees
$21,024 , collecting state taxei , $44,800 ; fron
office fees , $28,605.44 , by not paying ealarle
In advance , $5,281 64. The change in sber
iff a fees for transporting prisoners , Juve
nile offenders and Insane persons has beci
made by law. In the early days whei
transportation was by vehicle a law w.t
passed allowing the sheriff 10 cents per mlli
for each mile necessarily traveled NOT
that nearly every county scat In the stati
U accessible by railway and the rate o
transportation IB but 3 cent ? per mile , thi
law has been properly changed to allow thi
sheriff his per diem and altual expenen
only. Similar change * Jn tha itatute ri
being made nch recurring session of 'he
legislature and there Is no foundation what
ever for the auditor taking credit for this
"Tho secretary of ntnto makes n claim of
nearly $20,000 made by his office in
eighteen months over that made by his
predecessor In two years. The secretary
omits to state the fact that of this amount
$13,600 was paid by the Union 1'aclflc Kail-
road company for filing Its articles of In
corporation , an net made necessary by th *
wUo action of the republican national ad
ministration , which brought to a successful
Issue the long-standing and vexatious con
troversy with the 1'uclfio roads. It Is
hardly likely that a similar occasion will
occur again In vour lifetime or mine The
Intelligent voter will also recall that acting
on the example eel by states nround its.
notably of Iowa , the legislature In 1S97
passed a law which taxed nil corporations
filing articles with the secretary of state ,
Previous to that time the law provided n
fee of only $1 , which was presumed tc
compensate for the actual labor In HlltiR
and recording articles of Incorporation ,
Now- , the minimum fee Is $10 , with an ad
ditional 10 cents for each $1,000 on all ar
ticles of incorporation where the capital
stock Is over $100,000. Under republican
prosperity during the lost fifteen month ;
there have been more new creamery com
panies organized In the state than existed
therein prior to that time. Each of these
paid a filing fco of $10 , where they vaU
only $1 each It Is not claimed , nclthci
can It be , that former secretaries of stntt
dollar duo the
have failed to collect every
failed to turn
state , or. collecting
the money Into the treasury. How , then ,
In fairness , can the present
superiority ? ,
"When wo recall that the supreme cour !
decision tha !
nearly a year ago
under the constitution all fees for service !
rendered by the office ot auditor or secre
tary must bo paid In advance Into th
the serve ,
reasury 'by the party desiring
' nnd that neither th
to bo performed ,
auditor nor secretary has handled as palter oj
in late months
fact hc.r . claim for honesty to the pr. h
be based on a atronf
does not seem to
Uccnril of llic I.cKlHlnJnrc.
remarkable claim madi
"Perhaps the most
circular IB that In which th ,
themselves on the splend
of 189 and
record of the legislature
"aim is boldly set forth that In their ap- -
' saving n 189
proprlatlons they made a
over 1895 of $371,378.13. ' Is It possible tha
proceed on the prop
do not uuderstan ,
osltlon that the people
the difference between amounts appropil
amounts expended ? Do the :
ated and the
presume the pcoplo do not understand tha
appropriations arc simply the
the legislature of the amounts required
the several uses of the government am
permission given to expend the amount es
to the pcop i
tlmated ? The- Important
appropriated , nl
Is not BO much what Is
though appropriations which are permission :
to expend should always bo carefully mad <
nnd within proper limit , but the Importan
question Is how much has been cxpendei
. The necessity o
and tor what purpose.
be largely In execs
one biennial term may
or much , below that ot another term. Lc
us compare the expenditures then of th
two terms to which our attention Is challenged
longed by our adversaries. Elimlnatlm
salaries , specific claims and fixed charges
wo find there were warrants drawn agalns
the appropriation for 18S3 up to September
1 , 1896 , $1,470,699.25. But this Include
$250,000 relief bills for drouth sufferers
$46,885.26 beet sugar bounty , which warrant
$21,127 expenses o
have not been paid ;
maxlmuva rate case , And $35,000 for can
cellatlon of prison contract , making an ng
grogato of $353,012.20 to bo deducted fron
the gross amounts of the warrants , leavlni
a balance paid for the ordinary expense
of that term $1,117,680 99. Now tnko th
warrants drawn for the corresponding tlm
against the appropriation of 1897. We flm
that up to September 1 , 1898 , there wer
drawn against this appropriation ot 189
$1,306,317.71. Exclude from this amount th
warrants drawn on account of the Trans
mlsslsslppl Exposition , $78,997.52 , and w
have a total net expenditure out of the ap
proprlatlon of 1897 up to September 1 , 1S9S
of $1,227,319.19 , or In other words the allegci
economical reform administration has spen
In round numbers over $100,000 moro tha :
did the republican administration for th
ordinary'expenses of state government. I
addition to this , it must bo remembore
that the settlement and cancellation of th
old prison contract and the substltutlo
therefor of the present law was the actlo
of the republican legislature of 1895 nnd ye
In this circular Issued to the public and 1
which they parade ns monopolists of trutt
the republicans are charged with the $35 ,
000 paid for the cancellation of the contrac
and the purchase of the contractor's prop
erty and nt the sarao time these same re
formers claim that under the populist ail
ministration the penitentiary has becom
self-supporting nnd no longer presents a
example of republican extravagance. I regret
grot to bo compelled to mar this plcasln
picture by calling attention to the fact tin
the legislature of 1895 , after cancelling th
prison contract , appropriated $49,010 for th
maintenance of the penitentiary from Apr :
1 , 1895 , to Matth 31 , 1890 , and $52,560 t
maintain it from April 1 , 1896 , to March 31
1897. While claiming to have made tht
Institution self-supporting the reformer
used $44,976 of the first appropriation an
$48,976.37 of the second appropriation ; an
further In the summer of 1897 used $2,90
of the 1895 appropriation , making a total c
$90,859.11 during the two years ot the tlm
the institution was under control of th
name officers as now and while the clali
that it was self-supporting was being mad <
Other Item * of Nin liiif.
"I am sure I need not moro than en
your attention to the fact that the legltl
mate costs of maintaining an instltutlo
vary with the times , the price of supplie
and still moro with the quality of the sup
piles which are furnished. A very consld
crablo difference may bo made by substl
luting , as It Is claimed the facts are , but
terlne for butler , cheaper and poorer cloth
Ing for the more comfortable and rcducin
generally tbo quality of the living of th
dependent wards of tbo state. The Horn
for the Friendless has been denied supper
entirely. The buttcrlne bought for th
Hastings asylum In the last fourteen month
la 11,500 pounds , for which the 'reforn
board paid $1,144 30. At that rate per cap
Ita the total amount during the same tlm
for all state Institutions would bo 51,85
pounds. Tbo price paid at this rate , all t
a Kansas City packing house , would b
$5,185.90. What ought to have been pal
to Nebraska butter makers Is $10,3718C
The amount paid to the Mlesourl factor
Is taken out of circulation In Nebraska
U Is a new way to stand up for Nebraska
The saving made thereby enables them t
malio their showing for reform The plal :
truth IB that the figures and showing mad
In the circular and constituting the spcclou
plea of candidates for re-election are nc
counted for by the crime of Uartloy , th
changes made by law in the fees of office
increased collections due to better time
and the email saving , If earing there be
due to the supplying with poorer accom
modatlons and roarer food the Inmates o
our state Institutions.
Where Hurtle ) Plunrei.
"For the crimes of Dartley and Moore VM
entertain no thought and speak no won
other than the severest condemnation Thei
offenses will not Le excused nor palliated , bu
let It be remembered their defalcations oc
curred during their Inat terms and whlli
8llaa Hoi comb -was governor of this ktate
t'nder the law nnd practice which prevails
the < o ofllccrs make u report of the condition
of their offices every six mouths to the gov
ernor The governor ns chief executive offi
cer of the state Is charged with general over
sight and the duty of conserving every right
of the state The successive reports ot
Moore during his last term show- upon their
face that the fees received by him had not
been turned Into the utato treasury Gov
ernor Holcomb knew from these reports that
the pav menu had been made to the state.
i The last report made by Moore , showing the
payment ot fees , was In July , 1895. Three
I reports were thereafter made by him , each
of which showed his default , nnd jet the
governor took no step whatever to protect
the Interests of the state The testimony ot
Governor Holcomb on the criminal trial of
Hartley was to the effect that Hartley fully
accounted to him In January , 1895 , for every
dollar then In his hands nnd that there was
i nt that tlmo no default On the trial of the
I second suit , brought by the state of Ne-
I biaska against the bondsmen to recover the
amount of the defalcation , Trnnk T. Hansom.
I an attorney for the bondmmn and n high
priest In the ranks of fusion , offered to provu
by n wltnifs whom ho then produced that
on January 3 , 1S95 , and before the approval
of the bond of the treasurer for the second
term , that there was n shortage of more
than $350,000 and that the shortage was
known to the governor at that time What
ever may be Ihe facts on that precise point
the undisputed fact is , that Governor Hol-
eomb approved the bond for Iho treasurer
for the second term and lhat the bond Is
practical ! ) worthless , that the bond of Hart
ley for his first term was good nnd that the
testimony of the governor In the criminal
trial st.uuls as a strong bulwark of defense
against the state and In favor of the sureties
on the first bond If there was a default on
the part of Hartley during the first term It
was the duty of the governor to ascertain
that fact before approving his bond for the
second term and If ascertained to take steps
for the recovery of the shortage on his bond
If , on the other hand , there was no shortage
It was the duty of the governor to take a
good bond and If the bond taken Is bad then
the loss to the state was made possible nnd
contributed to by the fault and negligence
of Governor Holcomb. In cither case his
failure and neglect contribute to the state's
I'roNiii'rll ) General nnd Gvhnlne.
"While the showing made by the reform
ers does not Justify ihelr continuance In
office , their labored attempt to take credit
for the widespread prosperlt ) which our
people are now enjoying Is another gratify
ing evidence of the existence of thai pros
perity , the coming and existence of which
they BO Ions nnd persistently denied He-
publican leaders hav ovei been heralds of
prosperity. The claims of the combine
so tardily made nro In the lasl analysis
flattery of republican policy nnd capacity.
Evcrjwhero can bo seen evidence of a gen
eral prosperity , not local but national
No section , no state , no county can per
manently prosper without the same cf-
facls being felt by Iho country nt large.
A genuine , permanent prosperity Is always
general and comes only from favorable ,
natural conditions nnd the application to
them of wise policies. The policy of the
republican party from Its Infancy to the
present tlmo has been to develop the high
est capacity of our people. It dignified la
bor ; It gave homes to the homeless , free
dom to the slaves , fostered manufactories ,
gave an unrivaled market to the producer ,
established firmly our government at home ,
caused It to bo respected abroad ; unfurled
our flag in new and distant Islands be > end
the sens , carrjlng Inspiration , enlighten
ment and liberty which it sjmhollzes , nnd
today gives the strongest possible assur ?
ance to the world that under the guidance
of Ihe splendid statesman now at the helm
A'merlcu ' in the davs to come ia to bo not
only the slovvard of all the nations ot the
earth , but that under the protection of be
nign laws and In the unfolding of our civ
ilization will the liberty loving and as
piring people of the wet Id be blessed. "
Judge Hay ward was warmly applauded nt
different points of this speech.
The Oliver Iheater was filled tonight by
these who came to hear Hon. Jonathan P.
Dolllver of Iowa , Mr. Dolllver delivered one
of the most eloquent speeches over heard
by a Lincoln audience. He devoted much
of his tlmo to a discussion ot the national
Issues , and to the question growing out of
the recent war. In speaking of Nebraska
ho said that BO far as he could tell the
Issue hero was whether the national admin
istration should bo sustained. To fall Jn
easily carried and con
tains lots of comfort In
small space. Refresh-
lie , appctlilne coup
made at ones.
Just the thine
the endorsement of Ute MeKlnUy admlnl *
tratlon now would bo like a m n dliehwc *
Ing a competent and cnreful physlc-lna and
employing In his place a neighborly and
talkntlvo horse doctor.
At the close of Mr. Dolllvor's spcooh 5
few remarks were made by Judge HayvrtrJ
nnd Judge Jackson.
ArrniiKcnieiitu fur Minn Dnrln' Pnnernt
IUCUMONU , V . . SopL 20. When th re
mains of Miss \Vlnnlo Davis arrlvo hero
Friday morning they will bo escorted to Bt.
1'aul'a church , vshcro her father worshiped
and vva confirmed They will bo placed
In the lecture room and remain there un
der A Riinrd of honor until 3 30 p. in. , when
the funeral will take place , the Interment
being In Hollywood on the Da\ls section.
At n conference of thevJeffcrson Davis Mon
ument association and members of 11 13 Leo
camp , Confederate Veterans , of which Mlm
Winnie was a member , It wai decided to
place the arrangements In the. hands of
the camp The actl\o pall bearers will
bo members of the camp Delegations are
expected to attend the funeral from nil
parts of the south.
Lentz & Williams. Props , and
W. W COLC Act Manager.
Pont , is , n > , 2 < > , si. 22. 2U ami 21.- .
ery evening mill iiintlncos ( Mindnj-
iiiul hnlmdit } .
< \su\i , \Yinmuiu
Eightoarold Mental 1'rodlgy.
o'liitim anil i i < ivi.i : * .
International Musical Comliiues.
JIMlAIVnit A \MiHY ,
Sketch nnd Truest ) " Artist
'i nit : into i'inits i , niii. in ,
Comedy Horizontal , lar ) Experts.
\i ii : < \ .v i * v'i ' UK iv.
The Copper nnd the Kid.
MI ; I.KM.II : 11,1,1 \ > is.
Gorman Clmrncter nnd Change Artist.
s \voit ami unr. > , 1
Comedian nnd Comedienne.
en viii ir. ixij. .
The Supreme Monologlst.
TIM : UOIIIIIM ; mini IIICHS.
Singing and Dancing Acrobats.
iM' eirrlicMi al C'oneerlH nnd
Kiory .S it nil a.i nil oiitlri * NIMT * lnMr.
' " HUKOKSS.
T < l. 1119.
SHCOM ) WiiJK A HIM SI CCI'.SM.
TODi , : iiti. : 'lu.Mt.UT , Hitr .
Popular nii.tii itK .t I.T.ON xitn's
wrltlen lo rag-lime music
50 Tretly DnnceH
75 Urlulit Specialties
Next Sunday Hanlon's New Superha.
The * " " " *
anam , Te ,
O U Woodward , Amu emnnl Director
TOII , aiiio. 'lOMtiiiT , Hi
U wooii'xvAn.n > T < ICIC oo.
IVei.t Wuck TWO OUI'IIA.NS.
Arc you noing to the
Omaha Museum and Theater
. 1,315.1817 Fiiriiuni
BIGGEST SHOW IN TOWN ,
AUinibslon 10 cents.
SCIILITZ ROOF GARDEN ,
10th and Harncy Streets.
The most popular resort in the city.
The a' traction for thin week
DAMM FAMILY LADY ORCHESTRA
I2 T > - Afternoon anil
Ailiulmiloii I'rc't- .
13th and Douglas Sts. , Oinnli.i
-AMEIIICAN AMI ISUIUIl'UAN I'LA.\
J. i : . .M.\llKii , A. ao.V , Props.
14th o.id llurney St.
Strictly first ilas Street ears from tlopoln
to hotel and enl > U minutes HJo to Uxpo-
sltlon. Hates $200 tc $100
H. SI ! LOWAY Manaecr
Mill WAI A
THE PALACEJF MYSTERIES
The Best Show Ever Produced at an
rovii fiiir.vr A'ITHACTIO > S.
The Mystery of the Air.
A Wonderful Hypnotic Production ,
" .sun. "
"i.\ HKI.M : MIIK : \ , "
In the Dancing Girl Illusion.
"isn.MAni , . "
The Famous Hindoo Magician.
i'iuroiMi : VM u.
Norlhol Music Hall , E. Midway.
SOUTHERN CALIl-OUNIA g
g Ostrich Farm g
g AVI5ST MIDWAY.
n62 Gigantic Birds 62 s
Zintamanaaa sag a a a a oDe
Do Not Forget to Visit the
Tea Garden , Bazar" and Joss
House on West Midway. *
s" TBB0H P3W
s c t i IfkLpi
U H W M " - " T W
a TUB VtONonu op rnii AUT HOKLU
U HAST .MIDViAY IO its
or IHE MAINfJ.
The tire main features ut the 1-xposi
tion are the model ot the Maine in the
Qo\ eminent building and the 13 o-
ilruotloi of I tit ) Maine on the Midway ,
next to the Qyp y Fortune Tellers , ,
I PfarTtation ]
100 Southern Ntsro Dancers , Rlngen , L
and Cake WalKcra I'kkuiilnny 3
Quarut. Handsome Tin-liter , r
8e the Village
Streets of All Nations
Grandest , Best Amusement
Place on exposition
250 People Representing Different
_ _ _
Don't fall to tnkn a rtite on
GRIFFITHS' ' SCENIC RAILWAY
on the MIIJUAY , and see a reprenentution
of the UA'ITLR OF MANILA In the Ori-at
Tunnel 'lh * patent rleht for th an ia I-
wa > In any p.iri of thu United Statt * fur
halii l > y J A CrimtliH , at hlu ofUce on tha
K * U U "
D r "i
t Trained Wild Animal Show ,
III Imr Oeii of I 'IT
Voicll fonmiiK Loopards.
from Knypt.ini Hull. London , Ei\s\ '
4U\\.tj. ! 10 cents.