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i - C. C. ROB B WATER.
General Manager
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me tbts 1st day of November,
(Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE,
: Notary Public.
Sabserlbera leaving the city teas
po rarity shanld have Tha Uee
Mailed to tbeaa. Addrees will be
ihaaaed aa oflea aa t....tta.
The United ytaiffsvm y-h With
'Jv.'tion of.thti strike 'rob-
l( n as work
, 3--d out by Canada.
.. increased proauction on the part of
the Homestake mine lndlca'tes that the
Hearst IntereptA in the west have re
ceived returns from ! the New York
The fact trint missionaries to China
are beginning to realise, that they do
not have to deal with ignorant savages
in one of the best harbingers of greater
fcutcess In the work.
Now that the American Federation
of Labor has. adopted . a distinct poll-
' nui
platforn, tlif-rc will probably be
imber of - (lit inptilfihed democrats
anxious to "unf iho socktv to death.
The NebrnKii unn-t lehtlng law has
been enforced in one of the smaller
towns in the state. What would hap
pen If some zealous official would un
dertake to make this law operative In
The circuit court of appeals has de
cided in the caso of A sinus Boysori
that a law enacted by congress is big
ger than a rule made by an Indian
agent. ' Mr. Boyaon will govern hlm--elf
If France succeeds in abolishing
court martial It will hjve distanced
even America In making the military
forces subordinate to clvtl power but
America has never had the excuse for
such radica,r action.
South Dakota republicans aro lining
up wUh tha party throughout the
country and will in tho future pay fare
whenever they travel. Independence
fiora corporate control looks best when
favors aro declined.
If those British reformers continue
to draw arguments In favor of public
schools from remarks by Ambassador
Held, the American statesman may be
In a position to accord Intelligent sym
pathy to Sackvills-WesL
American woman who desire to
v draw comparisons between themselves
and their Germsn sisters should not
go to Berlin to do so; and thsy should
strictly examine their own households
before making the comparison at all.
Germany may never be able to teach
Polish children to aay their prayers tn
the German language, but tho memory
of the effort will probably give the
successors of William a valid excuse
for maintaining a large standing army
at home.
If alt the county officers is Nebraska
are Lusy In proportion as 'have been
ili ise of Douglaa county in suggesting
chabges to be made in the code of Ne
biitt.ka. the incoming legislature will
hardly get through la time to give way
to its successor.
Omaha Indians, having beeu given
seats in Thurstou county's public
mhools, the laws should be changed
so they will, without question, pay
their proportion of the expense. The
ludiau should be made responsible, as
well jt livllUed.
One iliiiiii that is noticed with the
.lioaching Thauksgivlng season in
n.'.alia is the fact that no public effort
;i being made to provide free dinners
fur the "poor and needy." The Omaha who are willing to work are
ariply alilrt to provide thcnuvele Un
tm key und t t'stilxrry sauce aud eeu
via 'id ; r.
ryttrovj.ATiD CAi.h i.'uys.
If It baa no other effect (ban to con
centrate pnbllc attention upon the fatl-
ure of tho New York Lanka particu
larly to remedy many evlla which l
la easily within their power aa It
la their duty to do. One of theno
erlls of obvious and far-reaching mis
chief Is the unprotected and unre
Btiicted interest rate on call loana.
Their amount and Importance a a
factor In the general money market aro
prodigious, thetr ayeraco total now
probably by far eiceedlng m billion
Yet there fa absolutely no regula
tion, legal or other, upon the fixing
of these rates, and practically no at
tempt on the part of the banka of the
Clettrlng House association and the
affiliated trust companies and other
great financial Institutions to restrain
the call ratea to a aafa and conserva
tive basis. They are there subject to
the forma of competitive bidding In
the Stock exchange, but. In reality,
under these forms, to sheer manipula
tion, especially at critical limes, so
that not infrequently there Is the ab
surd spectacle or fluctuation of from
10 to 100 per cent within a few days,
and even of from 6 to 20 per cent
within a few hours of tho same day.
The absurdity would not be so bad If
It did not involve profound peril, not
only to the vast Interests there cen
tered, but also to the vaster Intereau
of the country as a whole, threatening
at times to precipitate panic. It Is no
torloua that a favorite method of stock
speculation, often aiming at control of
great railroad and Industrial corpora
tion. Includes manipulation of the
call rate, and there Is good ground for
believing that some of the greatest
New York banka and trust companies
are parties to such conspiracies, in
stead of being Invlnclbks Kafeguaig
against them. j-'
Secretary Shaw has ny ;j,r ,uaje a
more pertinent auggesn than that
the big New YorkS,ncIa, Ing,tnton8
through a reraentgtlve committee
ought to alvite ,jMm.e and ,,e,.n
by fixing-ne on a ,.attont an(1
lt basis. The fact that they
6ve-iot done so warrants the sus-
pi'Von that they themselves are inter
ested In an evil situation, which Isjone
that is tolerated In no other great
tanking tenter lu the world.
The struggle uow In progress for j
control of two of tho big New York j
life insurance companies Is of a chnr- 1
acter to strengthen suspicion thai the
same forces "whose abuses were ex- i
P0ed In the famous Armstrong in
vestigation are still active and potent.
The essence of those abuses was that
the Immense trust funds had been
employed, not paraniountly for the
advantage of their owners, the policy
holders, but for that of those who had
managed to become trustees or to
control tbem, chief among whom were
men In "high finance," dominating
great railroad, banking and other
corporation interests. And It was for
the purpose of preventing this evil
that the legislature enacted among a
series of elaborate corrective statutes
the law providing for selection of di
rectors through direct vote of the
But It Is becoming evident that pow
erful outside financial interests are
engaged in an arduous and expensive
contest, to retain or seize, under the
forma of the new law. substantially
the same control which they long en
Joyed with enormous profit to them
selves, but with corresponding hurt
to the great body of policyholders.
One thing Is certain namely, that
the stockholders are not supplying
tho hundreds of thousands and prob
ably millions of. dollars which are be
ing lavished in this struggle for mas
tery of trust funds. Nor Is It less
certain that the motive back of such
outlay Is not policyholders' Intercut
therein, but the special personal or
corporation Interests which .supplies
the cash.
What Is transpiring is a signal ad
monition that, after all has been done
that can be done by way of legislation
and official safeguard, eternal vlgilauce
must still be the price of security for
such trusts. They embrace In money
and power more than a prince's ran
som, and until human cupidity and
unsorupulousness shall cease thieves
will try to bresk tn and steal.
Tho policyholders, therefore, are not
safe merely because of the discovery
of former systematic looting of thslr
aggregated savings and because tlie
legal code guarding their Interests has
been extensively amended. It remains
to enforce theue laws and to keep
ceaseless espionage upon those, who
ever they may be. who succeed In
fierce pending struggle for the trus
teebhlp. r'
While reiterating in rereut public
addresses his antipathy to national
control of railroad ratea and services,
denouuclng it as an abuse of power
hurtful to tranaportatiou Interests,
James J. Hill of the hreat Northern,
testifying under oath before the Inter
state Commerce commission lu its
grain Investigation, has jut disclosed
his recognition of the value and neces
sity of government control lu other,
although closely analogous matters,
lie therein declared with great empha
sis and elaboration that the inspection
of grain and filing of grades by the
nstional government J
j protect the public agaiufcl abutHf In
; tho loisrstat gralu lrad, anuouucln
his nnqnallfled approval of such exer
tion of rutili authority.
- Mr. mil's argument for goveruui-jut
control of the grain trade was certainly
cogent and con Id be Indefinitely rein
forced from universal rxptvlenr.e of
I roducers and consumers, as well us
from that of the majority of ::htoKMS.
It in, however, to Say the lasf, not
stronger than the argument for na
tional control of transportat.loa rules
and services, which Mr. Hill is so 1 11c g
Itsl IR In almost the same breath to
protest asainst.
When the preliminary contest was
on in Nebraska last spring the princi
pal stock in trade of those who op
posed convention nomination of United
SSfates senator and who resorted to
every means to prevent it, was that the
selection of a candidate for senator to
whom the party was to be committed
In advance would operate disastrously
on the legislative tickets In the various
senatorial and representative districts.
It as argued that the nomination of
a candidate for senator in stste con
vention wonjd chill the ardor of tho
r-rlneipal party leaders harboring sim
ilar aspirations and deprive tho ticket
of the ardent support of a- dozen
would-bs senators, who, pulling to
gether, would accomplish more In the
election than any single candidate
bearing the party's endorsement.
The return of a legislature with
nearly 100 republican members out of
a total of 133 would apparently prove
the groundlessness of (these theories, if
they were ever seriously entertained.
As a matter of fact, with both the
great political parties nominating sen
atorial candidates in convention, thus
making It a straight contest between
two competitors, the con3IHfy 'were
at the outset eve.rie"u) on both sides
without; handfpping either. But
more tha. this, the result would indi-
ca'S 'that the people want, to have I
omething to say in the selection of
thetr Uulted States senator and that
they much prefer tho certainty of a
single candidate coming before them
as the party standard bearer to the un
certainty of a dozeu candidates with a !
fair prospect that the prize might in
the long run be awarded to some dark
horse whom nobody exrepP. the cor
poration wire pullers wanted and who
would not dare submit his claims to
populsr approval.
The election of United States sen-
ator by d,rect vote of the Ptf
tvoiiici. no aouot, be sun more satis
factory by making it absolutely certain
that the will of the majority should
n,..v.n f Yet nntll this ! .ncnmnl!.Id
the nomination plan is sure to remain
In favor, although it, too, could be
nmde more effective by choosing the
candidate by direct primary choice
rather than by convention manlpula-
lion. At all events the people of Ne
braska have plainly announced that
they want no mora legislative dead
locks and no more dark-horse senators.
1 he Bee's suggestion to Ak-.Sar-Ben
that a commissioner, or business mana
ger, be employed to look after the af
fairs of that body Is being welcomed
by those who are most dlrectty Inter
erted. While the matter has not yet
taken definite Bhape, the expression of
those who have had most experience
In the affairs of the organization is to
the effect that the time has come whoa
Ak-Snr'-Ben must be placed on a more
substantial basis. At the annual meet
ing of the organization, which will be
held during the coming fortnight, some
very interesting information will be
furnished by the officers, and it is not
unlikely that the outcome of that
meeting will be to place the affairs of
the organization on such footing that
the Board of Governors will no longer
be exposed to the hazard assumed in
the past. No question of the perpetu
ity of Ak-Sar-Ben has been raised. The
sentiment among the business men is
unanimous In favor of the organization
and its annual, festival and parades.
The only question is that of ways and
means which is now in a fair way to a
definite solution.
Coi:hty Attorney Slabaugh proposes
to ar.-end the law in relation to Juror
service by providing a compensation of
$3 per day. Such au amendment would
citKif' Itself to anyone as being a
move In the right direction, although
it does not completely cover the
ground. The process of Justice should
Lo made as Inexpensive as possible in
order that the litigants be not deprived
of their rights through inability to
niet the costs. At the same time Jur
ora kliould receive reasonable compen
sation for their services. . At the time
the Nebraska law was passed $2 per
dsy wss looked upon' as reasonably
good pay, but today, when common
labor commands a greater sum thsn
this. It seems unfair for the public to
ask men of the Mass being sought for
Jurors to serve for such a figure.
Three dollars a day is better than $2,
but it is not ft sufficient to tempt the
average business or professional man
to abandon his owu affairs for the pur
pose of aiding the court.
Nebraska lawyers find themselves on
the supreme court question in a posi
tion homewbat similar to the bankers
on the currency question. They are
agrcwJ that the membership of the
court should be Increaaed In numbers,
but h how many aud In what manner
they s re unable to determine. The
lei;!iture will be asked to solve the
quebtton for the lawyers just as con
gre4 will be asked to solve It for the
bankers. " '
In enieiluR flues in the "collec
tion of freight earnings account,"
the Burlingtou road may have "started
something'' with the luterstate Coui
uitrvs ooainiUalua, which uow has
some control over railway bookkeep
ing; and It is adding insult to injury
to trext the fine ps a rebate to Uncle
The announcement from Chicago
that western roads will continue to
furnith Intrastate passes to rot!tlclans
will not come with any of tho force of
a surprise. Not even the most san
guine believer in the reform movement
thought that the railroads were going
out of politics at thla time. A, little
pass binds some men faster fhsn a
greater favor and for this reason Is all
the more pernicious. If the Nebraska
legislature does its duty the railroads
of this state will have to reward for a
little service In some other way than
by granting free transportation.
Warden Heemer proposes that the
state shall pay the fare of a discharged
convict from the prison back to the
-lace from which he was sent. As
long ss the discharged convict: does not
ask for mileage and per diem It may
be that his actual traveling expenses
will be ) lowed.
Omaha's clearing house record con
tinues to reflect the commercial and
Industrial activity of the city. An in
crease of 15 per cent over a corre
sponding period for last year is cer
tainly a gratifying Indication of the
forward movement.
Deaaerary'i Ureal Waul.
Harper's Weekly.
Tlie aole requisites of the re-enablislt-ment
of the democratic party upon an en
during basis are an !sue and a iH&n.'
M.TV .Llafllntl
. " Indianapolis News.
Th decision of the railroads to ecoiiu
i.lize in the expenditures seems wise, but
hasn't a. fleld rich In possibilities been
overlooked in the salaries of the higher
lasaeeatt Abroad.
Baltimore American.
It Is as pleaslns to learn from 1 lie lips
of Mr. Harrlman himself thai. Mr. lUirl
nian controls no rallronda as it was ' t o
learn that John D. Rockefeller has had no
Interest In the Standard Oil company for
several years.
Peace by the Book Rosle.
. ' Baltimore News.
Ml-. Andrew Carnegie 'enters an em
phatic denial of the truth of the report
that, he has prontlned. $1,000,000 to Repre
sentative Richard Bttrtholdi of Missouri
to promote the cause cf International ar
bitration. The laird of Sklbo castlo no
doubt believes that the beat way to pro
mo'e peaoe on earth and good will nmong
mee la to keep on -in his c.hoaen Industry
of setting up libraries wherever he may
be allowed to do ao.
Pinching; the aicar Trust. .
Brooklyn Eagle.
The conviction of . the Sugar trust for
receiving rebates from the New Tork Cen
tral railroad before Judge Holt In Man
hattan wa a foregone conclusion from
the conviction of the railroad a few weeks
ago for giving rebates to the same com
panies. The attitude ot juries here, and
of the federal court, .was established on
the earlier trial and, remained unchanged.
There was, point iippi -which sn, acquit
tal might have been .secured If the Jurors
had been so minded, and it the Instructions
ot the court had left them any room for
doubt. That point was the fact that the
contracts were made for the reduced rate,
and the sugar was. carried under those
contracts before the Blkfns law was passed.
The payment of the rebate under that
contract was the only part of tho trans
action carried through after the law came
Into being. Judge Holt Instructed the
Jury, however, that thnt payment. In com
plisuce with the innocent and legal agree
ment was a violation of the law, and tlie
Jury so found. The case is the first here
In which the receivers of rebates, aa
well as the railroad paying them, have
been convicted. It gets a little distinction
as a precedent from that fact, and it il
lustrates anew the vast power of the na
tional administration to punish business
under existing laws.
Power at the Oraaalaation Shifts from
West ta East.
. Boston Transcript.
The annual meeting of the National
Grange at Denver has born witness to one
of the changes which time hss brought
about to the transfer of power smong the
Grangers from the west to the east. Thirty
years ago when the Patrons of Husbandry,
as Is the official designation of the Grangers,
were at the sentth of thoir influence and
the metnberahlp was estimated as high, as
1.&10.0W the ordtr was largely western.
The eastern clement was small and Incon
sequential. Now all that Is changed. The
astern states are thoee In which the
Grangers are most numerous,. not only rela
tively, but in some cases positively. New
York leads the union In Grange members
ship. It haa 75.n Grangers, Maine comes
second with M0, Michigan Is third with
15,000; but Pennsylvsnla with S5.000 and New
Hampshire with 1,W are respectively
fourth and flfth. States which we should
look upon ss peculiarly tavorable for the
growth of the grange klea lug. In Ne
braska, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and
Minnesota, progress is pot reported and
they are coming to be rSrded as wenk
atatfes that stand In need of a helping hand
from th east.
Probably the diminution of western Im
portance is traceable to Uie auccess of tha
agitation with which the Grangers were
first Identified, for cheaper transports! ton.
etc. In tbe esst the Grangers are not a
political orgsnlsation, though their Influ
ence is felt in legislation bearing on agri
cultural Interests. That Grangers vote for
Grangers Is evident from the fact that In
the last ten years there have been at least
two New England governors who were
"Patrons of Husbandry" BatcbeWer of
New Hampshire aiut Belt ot Vermont.
Nevertheleas the order has not been obtru
sive, and its nature hss been industrial
aociul. In New England there are 1,000 subordi
nate state granges. These are found
mainly, but uot exclualvely, In the farm
lug communities. In the back towns the
grange Is the club. There the men discuss
farm topics aud ths viands which "the
women folks," who ate eligible to iiiemlter
ship, have provided. The grange meetlnga
are Occasions of harmleas jollity ss wdl
as business discussion. The grange also
maneges entertainments, provides amuse
ment that makes the long northern winter
endurable, and In general keeps tne town
from going drowsy In the cold. There ant
granges nearer the cities than la gener
ally suspected. In Maasachuselts they are
found In Ex and Middlesex as aell us
In the western counties. You may brush
against Grangers any dsy-la Boetou. They
are not easily to be delected, for contrary
to the get-eml Impn-seloii, all of them ilo
not Ureas like slugs fui-aieis, or waiir
beaids thai seek vihmiiiuiiIwu Willi khair
j kueea.
Some Impartant Itaelaeaa Sekedaletl
' far I aaareaaloaal Aptlaa.
One week from today, at hlh nmin, be
tins the second eeselnn of the Fifty-ninth
conrress. A vast amount of htialueen, reg
ular and special, awaits action In I with
houses. Omitting the usual holiday recces,
the session Is limited to ten weekj. or
about sixty worktns days. In this short
period the regular appropriation bills have
the rlsht-of-way and are siiflleleut In
themselves to occupy every minute of the
session. I3ut there are urgent special
measures pressing on the attention of the
congress, so that the members who give
serious consideration to tho business on
hand are fairly certain to work overtime
from start to finish.
Among the measures scheduled or ac
tion, in addition to the appropriation bills,
ths following are noted by the Washington
The Santo loinliigan treaty comes over
on the executive calendar of the senste an
unfinished business,, with no date act for
Its consideration. This treaty- was kept
In the background during the last session
becauae the republicans did not have
enough votes to ratify It, th opposition
of the democrat being solicits, 1, with tlie
exception of two members of thst party,
who are understood to be willing to sup
port the administration when their votes
are required.
The treaty regarding the Isle of Pines
is allll pending. This treaty has been
held up- for many months by Senator
Penrose, at the solicitation of a number
of Influential cittzena of Pittsburg, who
are largely Interested in the development
of the Island. It has been considered,
but no progress made. Present condi
tions In Cuba probably will be cond'- vo
to a further postponement, of tlnal ac
'tlon. f
. .ftnfxide of the executive work of tlie
senate, there are a number of Important
matters that should be disposed of nt
this short session. The unfinished IhihI-n-ss
is the bill of Senator IFolleUc
limiting the hours of service of railway
employes. By unanimous consent the
senate agreed to tske the vote on thin
measure without further debate on
Thursday. January 10, at S o'clock in the
On the first day congress meets the
William Nelson Cromwell contumacy case
comes up before the Interoceanlc Canal
committee It is set for Peeemher 4,
when Mr. Cromwell is to be requestioned
by Senator Morgan for the purpoae of
making a case of contumacy so that it
may be reported to the senate. During
the laat session Mr. Cromwell refused to
answer all the questions put to him re
garding his relations to the Panama Canitl
company and the Panama Railroad com
pany. Mr. Cromwell claimed thnt it was
not the purpose of the resolution under
which the committee was acting to In
vestlgste matters prior to the ownership
of the United States. He contended that
his relations to the canal company Ncere
confidential, and In this contention the
majority of the committee agreed with
Mr. Cromwell.
Senator Burrows, chairman of the com
mittee on privileges and elections, has
glve.n notice that on Wednesday, the third
day of .the session, he would call up the
rimoot. rase, and, being a privileged ques
tion, would press it for consideration
The recommendations of the committee
are that Mr. Smoot le not entitled to a
seat in the body, leaving it to the senate
to determine whether he ahall he expelled
or disqualified by exclusion.
A number of Important reports are due
from the Interstate Commerce commission.
That body was instriictrd to. investigate
the combination between the railroads ahd
the grain elevators to control prices and
freight ratea, on a resolution offered by
Senator La F'ollette; another to Investigate
discrimination in elevator ' charges and
rates, introduced . by Senator McCuniber.
Then, there is the expected report on the
Tlllman-Gllleapie resolution relative to the
community of Interests between the rail
roads and the coal mining corporations.
During the last session Senator Lodge
gave notice that he would bring the
Philippine tariff bill back Into tlie -senate
in some way, intimating that he would
move to discharge the committee ftom Its
consideration. Senator, Lodge is tlie chair
man of the committee having this bill In
charge, and It has been plgen-holed In
every possible way imaginable whenever a
vote has been had upon it. Should the
senator endeavor to have the committee
discharged from Its consideration an ani
mated discussion will follow, as there is
deep-rooted opposition to the bill.
Time also will be required for the con
sideration of the proposed increase of
the navy by the construction of the
largest battleship afloat. The last naval
bill required the Navy department to pre
pare plana for euch a vessel. The house
appropriated t6,000,000 for the con
struction of this battleship, but the sen
ate, a little more conservative, struck
the appropriation out and directed that
plans be prepared and the decision of
congress reserved for the coming ses
sion. That It will lead to debate no one
doubts. ,
The Immigration bill, which wss passed
by the house laat session, but wss mate
rially amended in the seriate, is still in
In his message to tlie coming session
the president is expected to recommend
more drastic legislation than the pend
ing measure provldea. As It now standa,
the bill has an educational clause, In
serted by the senate, providing that all
adult lmmtgranta must be able to read
and write. The house struck this out.
It is thought that tf the president urges
It, this proviso will be. retained in the
bill when it Is finally agreed upon.
On the senate calendar there are twenty
Mils, favorably reported, leady to be con
sidered under one rule, and fifty-eight
measures ready for fin I action under an
other rule. There are ten subjecta on the
table. In the house there are two items
of unfinished business, the chief being Mr.
Payne s bill to consolidate and reorganise
the customs collection districts, sgsinst
which there wss a filibuster last session
whenever Mr. Payne sought to get It up.
This bill wipes out a large number of smnll
ports, where the cost of collection vastly
exceeds the amount of customs collected.
Eefore tha of the whole house
on the stste of the Union, there are pend
ing ninety measures, and on the house cal
endar there are fifty-four bills or joint
resolutions. Ou the private calendar there
are 111 hills ready for action. A river-snd-harbor
bill Is to be passed this year.
Besides these mstters there are pending
In committees, but not leported to the,
bouse, measures providing for ship subsidy,
campaign fund publicity, prohibiting cor
poration campaign contributions, te make
Porto Rloaris United States cttlsens. the
establishment of a number of forest re
serves, copyright evislou, the codification
of the revised ststutes, autl-lnjunctlon bill,
swamp reclamation, an amendment ot the
eight-hour law and a number of ether im
portant in'aaures. some of which are ex
pected to receive Anal action at the coin
ing session.
These sre ll nutters now before con
gress. Whether the president will insist
that tne present congres lake up any
us matteis lemons to be seso.
ttr puree. roMMK.vr.
Kearney Democrat: Why should Tin
Omaha Bee become so rantank.-rons about
one little B. M. psaa? The Bee csn come
tip the lino of the Union Psclflc and gather
a whole bushel basketful from Its new
fangled reformers, and hot half try.
Norfolk Press: The Press rM'lics in
George Sheldon and believe he will muke
good ou his campaign declarations. Ills
hardest Job at the Hat I will be to handle
tha crowd that Iihs designs on the le
Beatrice Sun: We never could unite un
derstand what difference It makes to the
railroads bow much taxes they pay. They
place taxes In the column aa one of ihe
flxed charges of operating Hie road, arid
charge for carrying accordingly.
Norfolk Press: With better than a two
thirds majority in both branches of the
legislature, the republican party cannot
escape responsibility for legislation at the
coming session. While Individual members
may be to blame for failure to enact laws
that have been promised, the party Itself
will have to shoulder the burden. This
fact cannot lie too strongly brought t'
tlie attention of republican members.
O'Neill Frontier: Any effort to defeat
Nor'iis H cow n for senator will be an at
tempt to override the will or (he people.
Brown was nominated In an open fight ami
the voters of the state have now expressed
their preference by ballot. Mr. Brown Is
their preference, as registered at the polls.
Members of the legislature should look
with disfavor on any outside influence that
may be brought to bear to cause a tie-up
to the end that the will of tlie people may
be defeated.
Fremont Tribune: Kcports that. Nnrrls
Brown's opponents, the railroad gang of
politicians, are busying tm ,ctsv itf their
efforts to head.or..'.is'elec(lou are probably
true, hut'' nts opponents have been worsted
at so many points In the game it scarcely
seems likely that they can make any head
way against Mm. He can afford to tisk
the members-elect on their honor, thougli
It would be Just as well to keep one eye on
the pernicious enemies to niske sure they
spoil no kettles of flsh.
North Tlatte Tribune: The attempt fo in
stitute a bolt sgatnst Norrls Brown for
United States senator does not seem to be
making much headway. It Is generally re
ported that the railroads are at the bottom
of the move; In fact. It is authoritatively
stated that some of the republican members-elect
have been, interviewed" by
agents of the railroads and advised to drop
Brown and take up some "good man" good
for the railroads, we presume. Senator
elect Sibley and Represeulatlve-elert
Springer will probably not be "inter
viewed." They are for Norria Browh first
and last, and cannot be influenced.
Waterloo Gazette: Mike Iee, repreeenla-tive-eiect
from Douglas county, is prepar
ing a bill to Introduce in the oomlng ses
sion of the legislature lo merge the cities
of Omaha and South Omaha and there Is
considerable discussion of the subject In
the press and among (he people, it would
seem to be a good thing In some respects,
but there Is considerable opposition, and it
Is likely there will be a fight from the
South Omaha member. Senator Gibson.
The merging er the two cities accom
plished, the next step will be to annex
the country. Then is when the country
will ned a representative to guerd its in
terests, and we believe we have one in
the person of Hon. James Walsh. . -
Newman Grove" Iteporter: The richest
thing yet is the howl thai the democrats
aro making because they claim tnat tne
boose ulspensers of Omaiia gave them th
double ci oss at the last election. They
really seem to believe it, too. There would
be nothing strange on their part if they aid.
Anyone who haa been through theiA ii V
of . politics knows that no one can' tic up
wllu the liquor Interests with any safe
guard thut tlicy will stay lied If anybody
offers them, what they think 1 a better
deal. And if so, what is the dear old dem
ocratic donkey going to do about It? Why,
go back next election and get some more of
tho same kind. Why? Because it Is
Clarkson Herald: Honest pulltlcd demand
the election ot Norrls Brown to the United
States senate. This editor does not be
'lleve In the things that Norrls Brown
stands for, nor have we any great confl
uence In the man himself. We do, however,
believe in majority rule, and a majority ot
the people of this commonwealth have said
that they want Brown for senator. That
should settle it. In the late republican
Mate convention Brown won the nomination,
and every candidate of hla party was
pledged by ita platform to support him. To
do otherwise is to be dishonest. The men
who. would repudiate a pledge made In
open convention are poor republicans and
poorer citizens. t
Hchuyler Free Lance: Those Omaha
demociwte are a great bunch. . In their
state convention they took, up the flgnt
against George W. .Berge for governor on
the false cry of "a. democrat for governor"
and managed to eecure the nomination of
Shallenberger. Then .they ' were going to
carry Douglas county by several thousand
majority for Shallenberger and with all the
help they got from the .corporations and
liquor interests they failed to even carry
the county and Sheldon got a majority.
That Omaha bunch of democrats Is a very
good element to cut clear of, as they are
long on talk that drives away the support
ff good 'citizens. Mr. Shallenberger lust
the support of many populists and some
democrats snd republicans owing to the
convention work of thai Omaha aggrega
tion. . .
Heatings Tribune: There never wss a
time In the history of tlie State when the
newspapers of Nebraska carried with them
ao much prosperity as they do today. The
Nbraaka newspapers are not only well
filled with good live advertising matter,
but they are also well edited and extremely
neat in typographical appearance. News
papers, like people, should be up with the
times In the fashion mode. They must be
given a new dress ss soon as the old shows
signs of wear, and it Is necessary that they
keep abreast of the stylea by donning new
ornaments to aaslM In making thetr adver
tising pages attractive. It Is not long since
four-fifths of the newspapers ot Nebraska
were printed on hand-power preasea. Now
the old hand-power press la a pretty scarce
article in this etate.
Mlalag Stark ta Barn.
New York Post.
Kiglueen new. mining companies recently
offered theU' slocks on the curb in a single
business day. New York may be approach
ing the condition of Virginia City as de
scribed by Mark Twain, where mining
shares were passed about like visiting cards
among acquaintances.
Only the most expert work on prime
skins can make a fur garment
worthy of being stamped "Gordon."
The rapsey aae a Tpe f Maay
llartfal to Hellaloa.
Philadelphia Press.
Within and without the rroleslanl Kpis
eol communion profound regret will be
frit nt the sccuHlli. th ti IhI and th
final conlemnall'ii for hereti-nl tenchtnr.
on ! recently of the Hrv. Algernon
8. Crapsey, a priest of Unit chuich.
Whether the laws of his rhiircli require
or do not require Uils sentence, whether
an Kplscopnl clergyman be or be not
bound by the Interpretation others put on
the letter and win da of the creeds of hie
church, whete the liberty of tlie Individual
conscieni e ends and the needs of au or
ganisation, with Its mete snd hounds cf
rule, authority and confession begin thesa
are all Issues Into which a secular .lourinvl
need not and should not enter. Tbey sre
wiaely left under our American systesn to
the courts and the public opinion of each
Christian communion to decide.
But each great church plays Its Itu nnd beneficent 'hare In Corawrv
lug the so'rltual Interests and inheriUuice
of the community as a whole. ATI that
Injures such a communion Is a profound
injury to the most precious element tn nil
hunnin society. ' '
For fifty years these tiul have gjne
on. All hive .lone harm. What did Pve-'
byiei larilxni gain by trylnjr Barnes or
liriggs in the north or Woodrow In the
south? The Injury worked by the trials
uf li i im I m 11. MeiriHtu. Jlutne rod tlx An
dover professurs by the
ihuivh Is sail felt.
So through nil the dreary round f these
ecclesiastical trials. Tlie teaching for
which each man was accused and trle-1
was later accepted by his communion.
Nor will a different result follow the
Crapecy case. Harm, and only harm, .
done by these efforts on the part of men
lo protect truths, whose truth Is their eer
tain and only protection.
Emperor William spends half a million
dollars yearly in traveling shout his em
pire. '
The Austrian emperor has mora tltlei
than any other monarch. He is a king nine
times Over snd a duke eighteen times.
John F. Carroll, who once aspired to the
leadership of Tammany Hall in New Tork,
made so much money in Ice trust stock that
he can now live In Paris moat of tlve time.
Indiana is orte of the Ural states fh the
union to organise and index a library de
signed especially for ita legislature. D. C.
Brown, state librarian, is adding to the
state library a large number ot books that
treat of subjects that will be useful to the
members of the next general assembly and
Is having them Indexed for their use.
Judge John J. Jackson of Parkersburg,
W. Va., though In his fM year. Is full of
vigor and his mind is as clear and strong
as any time tn his, almost unparalleled ca
reer of forty-four years' service on the fed
eral bench. He was appointed to that office
by President Lincoln, as the president not
only wauled a Judge learned in the law, but
one who was against, the policy of secession.
Senator Stone pf Missouri Is the victim of
a mysterious theft. Apparently he Is foli
lowed around by this rascal, for nearly
everywhere he has gone this fall tho Mis
souri statesman has lost either lUs over
coat or umbrella. Thus far during the sea
son he has had four overcoats 'stolen, and
lie has quit keeping count of the umbrellas
that have been surreptitiously taken froi
him. ' ,' '
"Kxtry!" yelled the bright newsboy, "all
about the ter'ble wumpty er wump,"
"KhT" asked the Inquisitive old man.
"What did ye say, aonny?" -
"I didn't nay It." replied the boy. '".Buy
a paper an' see." Philadelphia Press.
"Don't you hear me?" whispered the
splrituallstio medium to the Utile nun.
"I tell you it's the spirit, of your deed
wife. Why don't you Rpeak to her?"
"Oh! If it's really her." he replied, "she'll
do all the talking. I wouldn't dare speak
without her permission." Philadelphia
Agent How tan 1 manage to secure your
sttentlon for a few minutes to the subject
of an Investment in mining stock?
Victim (who Is already Interested In sl
mining companies; ion can i manage ii
do it at all unlesa you can make a noise
like a dividend. Chlrsgo Tribune.
Hicks Of course, the scheme Is h good
one, but do you think your wife will s;i
prove of It Y
Wicks Yes, if by careful hinting I can,
get her" U formulate It herself and mike
her believe it's her own. Philadelphl
"Yea," said Miss Bute. "Mr. Hanson
called to see me laat night and"
"Better be careful about him," said Mtsa
Naa-ger; "he isn't exactly as true aa steel,",
. "No?" remarked the ether., gazing ad
miringly at the circlet on her own finger.
"He eeemed to have the right ring about
him last night."
"You needn't be afraid. ,my friend, tUo
hotel will not -burn." ' - -. ;
, "Why. it Isn't fireproof is it?" .
"No; It Isn't fireproof."'
"Thea w-hy do you aay H will not bum."'
""Because there Is no Insurance On it,"-
Cleveland Plain Dealer.---
The stocky, red-hatred meu with the Gal
way whb-kers had been run in on a charge
of too much conviviality and boisterous
conduct. '
"Bprtsoner," said Police Justice Wachen-.
heimer, "vot la your name?"
"Me name, y'r anner," answered the pris
oner, "is Gottlieb Louderechlagel."
"Dot's a lie!" exclaimed hie honor. "3
glf you elgsty days in da vot'khovse."-
Chicago Tribune.
Philadelphia Ledger. ' ' '
There are some dear expressions that re
porters love, to write. '
tviiennver of social v or at. dos? flgnt the
indite: ' -
Or, If It be of politics, of scandal or e
They use their dear expressions Just be
cause that's wrist they're for. 1
If anywhere, at home, abroad, upon this;
busy globe.
There Is investigation, this Is termed, cf
course, a "probe."
If prices In the mart go up and promUg
to be more,
These prices never atmply rise, for rostona
makes them "soar."
Nor do a couple marry now; of auch, it
must be said:
Ti e bride wore orsnge blossoms and at
b'ali noon they were wed."
And thla account the editor would charge
with sorry lack .
If it neglected to record the groom aS
wearing "black."
The "willing bands bear tenderly" when
ever there'a a hurt, '
While "beg(rar all descriptions" Is a sign,
that Ink will squirt.
"Death's won the race" a million times
within the current year,
"As though the earth had -swallowed
them." Is how men disappear,
"The sea of f area" ever stares at orators
who rise.
While "sickening thud" long since has lost
lis power to surprise.
Tills list is but a partial one, but effott
to extend
Would cause the rhyme to drive! on for-
ever without end. ;