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THE OMAHA HID AY , JULY 10 , 1800.
THE OMAHA DAILY
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OMBli.i. The Ho * lliUMIn * . . , . . . . _ . .
Kcutli Omaha , Hinder JIU. ! , Cnr. N nnd Htn Stfl.
Council IHnfT , 10 North Muln Sired.
Oilcnpn omic. Si ; Cluunlirr of Commerce.
Now Yoik. It < . .im . IS. II nnrt 15. Tribune Dlclg.
AV hlngton. HOT F Street , N. W.
All conimunlcatiir. Mating to new nnJ MI
toiliil matter ! iouM be mMi'Minl : To tlie 1-Jltor.
IIUHINUb'H . .
All buMnen Ipt'.ctn nr.d rc-mlltaneei should bjs
aaji 5cd to The Iti" ruMMiltiK Company ,
Omaha. limits , checks nn.l jHiatolItco eiders to
bo mnilo t.uinblr tn HIP onlw of the cotniiany.
THIS nr.i : I'L'JIUHHINO COMPANY.
STATHMCST OF CIHCUI.AT10N.
Blnle of Kcbrntka |
DniiKlna cii'.inty , |
< ) M > rire II. Twifbtii'k. secretary of The llee 1'iib-
Hulling compiny , lieliu-tlnly sworn , cay Hint tlto
nctinl number of full nnd cimi'leto tiiplrs or the
Dally , Mornlni ? . KvtnliiK ami Suhdny < < prlnleil
wan ns follows :
deductions for unsold mid returned
copies . . . 10 , .1.1
Net .lnlly nvrnRC . : ; . -V9 ! ;
oionm n. T'/HiMiiinc.
f-'noin to before me iinil Eiiliirrlbt-il Iti my
jii.v.pmthl ? 4th day of July. 1W ) .
( Scnl. ) N' . ! ' KHir. .
Parties Kolnu out of tlie city for the
stiiiimor limy Imvp Tlie Hoe wont to tliolr
mltlress by leaving nn onU'int the
business ollicc oC tlio Hoe. ToloplioiH3. .
'Fin : I\KK \ ix CIUCAOO.
Vnrllos iloslrhiR to inircliiipo copies of
Tlio Dally Heo In Clilruxo will tlntl tliein
on sale at tlie following places :
llrpiitano's. IMC. Wnbitsli uvonuo.
P. 0. News Stand , i17 ! Dcavborn street.
Great Northern Hotel.
Nebraska lias boon beard front at Glil-
cajo as well as St. l.onis.
Nebraska panic ni-ar raising the roof
off the ClilwiKo Collspinu.
Iowa , Xcbrnska and Kansas are to
bo the political cyclone centers this year.
The boy orator of the Plntto was
born in Illinois thirty-six years njo and
did not see the 1'latti ; until years after
ho had come of lawful a e.
Senator Hill knows how to pour the
brine Into the open nosh wounds of the
man wboin General P.ra ! . ' loves so much
for tin : enemies he has made.
With a platform Imrroweil In the main
from tlio populists , the ( leniot'rallc parly
has ontoroil the c-ampiilKii committed to
policies radii-ally at variance with Its
llme-honoivd principles ami hainllcappe.l
by schemes of reform which .thu parly
had time and atjalii discarded anil re
Should llryim be nomlnateil while oc-
cnpyius a seat In thu ChiuaKo convention
would lie wait for thu committee to
travel to Lincoln to notify him of his
nomination , or would ho consider him
self sulllcluntly notllled when the chair
man announced his nomination to the
The city treasurer continues to report
heavy collections of taxes , there being
every evidence of a greater volume of
the circulating medium in the city. This
can be accounted for in some measure
by a willingness of those who have
money to spend a little of it , discountIng -
Ing the chance of a most prosperous
year or term of years. The next thirty
day.s ought to give Omaha tremendous
Impetus , as it doubtless will.
In response to an urgent invitation ex
tended to him on ( lie occasion of the
recent transmlsslssippl jubilee Hon.
William V. Allen Is to deliver an ad
dress at tlie Croighton theater this evenIng -
Ing on tlie Issues ot' tlio day. The citi
zens of Omaha gratefully appreciate the
services rendered by the senator to this
city anil slate- and will , we feel sure ,
accord to him a most cordial greeting
and respectful hearing regardless of
party differences or divergence of po
Tlio democratic platform demands the
Biibmlsslon of a constitutional amend
ment that will sanction tlie levy of an
Income tax that will raise millicicnt rev
enue to make np the annual treasury
detlclt under the Wilson tariff. As it
takes from three to six years to get con
gress and the states to enact ami ratify
a constitutional amendment , the ques
tion naturally presents Itself , how Is tlie
country to raise the neivssary revenue
In tlio meantime if the Wilson tariff Is
not to bu disturbed.
Tin- subject of tire Insurance rates Is
ono of direct Interest to every property
owner In Omaha. The public clamor
for : i reduction of such rates In this
city and state lias hail Its effect and
must ultimately succeed. The record of
recent years , as shown by the statisti
cians of tlio old line companies , makes
plain the fact that llni Insurance com
panies can afford to niako a material
reduction. During tlio llr.st six months
of WM tlio actual loss In Omaha was
nbout $ 'i ; ) , G < > i > , while It would bo a low
( Mtlnmto to uay thu amount of money
j > nld In premiums on Omaha property
dnrliiK Hint limn or covering that period
wax ( 'MidjIiUt. Tills Is nearly four to one ,
(4 ( It Milwuiidor tlio Lloyd and .Mutual
gradually supplanting the
coni'uniH in this and other
No man can aitord to pay ex-
siiniiH'e rait1 * * , nor docs lie pro-
lo do ( . < > very
Tile Ilrooklyu Tingle , one of the most
Influential democratic papers In the
state of New York , has declared apalnst
tlio Chicago free silver platform nnd
called upon the New York delegation to
withdraw from the convention. Tlio
Philadelphia Times , the Philadelphia
lloponl and the Hnltlmuro Sun are other
Influential democratic journals which
have declared that they will not support
a free silver platform and candidate and
there will be others take the same
position. In n late Issue the Hal-
tlmore.Sun said : "It is impossible that
the live and it half millions of voters
who carried the democratic standard
to victory In 1M > : J on a platform that
rang true as steel to all the articles of
the glorious democrat IP creed * * *
can ever be rallied at the polls in No
vember behind the banners of Allgeld
and Hlnnil and Tlllman and Teller , with
repudiation lilaxoned on their folds and
the madness of Jack Uaile and the dis
honesty of .lolm Law for music to march
by. " This may lie accepted as voicing
the feeling of all eastern democratic
organs and leaders who are hostile to
the free silver element They may be
expected to counsel the organization of
tlie sound money democrats throughout
the country and the holding of another
convention , but If this should not bu
done their Intlnence will be given to
the republican candidate. Indeed. In
any event the defection of the honest
money democratic newspapers must
contribute In no small degree to re
publican success , for Its effect will be
to persuade hundreds of thousands of
democrats that the absolutely sure way
to vanquish the free silverltes Is by
supporting tlie republican ticket and
thus administer to the currency debaters
and rcpudlatlonlsts a defeat so decisive
ind overwhelming that no such linancial
heresy will appear In American politics
again for at least a generation.
TillMiYOH'V : / / IIKI'OIIT-
The report of the minority of the com
mittee on resolutions of the Chicago
convention is an arraignment of the ma
jority report which cannot fail to exeit
ii very decided Influence upon the wuud
money element of the party. The
minority were unable to give their assent
to no less than nine declarations of the
majority , saying of them that they are
eillter unnecessary , ill-considered , or
revolutionary of tlie recognised prin
ciples of the party. Thus it is that such
democrats as Senators Hill , Yilas , ( Jray
and ex-Covernor Itussell characterise
the enunciation of principles approved
by Altgeld. Tillman and other fanatical
advocates of free silver. The currency
declaration of the minority is straight
forward for honest money and it should
cause every democrat who believes in
maintaining the existing standard to
adhere firmly to bis principles and refuse -
fuse to support the element which lias
made the name of democracy synoni-
mous with repudiation. The effort of
the minority to secure from the conven
tion an expression favorable to the.
Cleveland administration was , of course ,
futile , and for the first time in the his
tory of American politics , we believe ,
a national convention refused formal
recognition of its party administration ,
although it listened to a diatribe against
that , administration by one of tlie most
blatant demagogues the country lias
ever known. How will this impress
democrats who have still respect for
the great ollice of president of the United
Slates ? Do the self-styled followers
of Jefferson who are in control at Chicago
cage think he would have approved such
a slight and indignity to a democratic
president ? There could be no stronger
evidence than this of the bitterness and
the desperation of tlio men who domi
nate the democratic national conven
,18 TO Cf > A'TO.IC7'O.V.
Senator Daniel , tlie temporary chair
man of the Chicago convention , in his
address sounded all the "keynotes" of
the free silver cause and among them
was lh" utterly false note that the free
and unlimited coinage of silver would
make money more plenty. This is one
of ill" fallacies by which the five silver
advocates njako adherents to their cause ,
especially among those whoso condition
rend"rs them readily susceptible to a
promise which seems at llrst. glance
15nt what would be the llr.st inevitable
effect of the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at the present legal ratio by the
1'nitcd States alone ? It would contract
the currency by eliminating ? l50,000,0i)0 ( ) )
of gold , which If not-all now In actual
circulation Is performing tlio function
of money. It would at the same time
reduce the purchasing value of the re
maining $1,000.000,000 of silver and pa
per currency about one-half , thus leav
ing the people of the United States n
circulating medium of only ? .r > 00,000orM )
In purchasing power as against the
ijil.tiOO.OOO.OOO , approximately , they now
have. There would occur at once this
contraction of the currency by the elim
ination of gold and the reduction
hi the pnrchaKlng value of silver and
paper and while In time this would be
made np under the operation of free
silver coinage It would take years to
do so and In the meansvlille , being on a
silver basis , ihe country would experi
ence such disaster to Its business Interests -
osts as it has never known thus far In
Whoever doubts this must bo unaware
of the fact that I hero IB not a dollar of
gold in circulation as money In any
free silver country on the face of the
earth. These countries Imvo silver money
only , with all the attendant Inconvenl-
enco and disadvantage , among which Is
a standard of wages for labor less than
one-half that commanded by American
worklngmen. In all these countries. It
Is also to be observed , the per capita
of circulation Is very much less than
In the gold standard countries. Among
the hitter ( lermany has the lowest pet-
capita circulation , $18.50 , but this Is
nearly four times greater than that of
Mexico , whose prosperity tlio free silver
men are so fond of citing , which Is only
$5 , while tlio per capita circulation of
.Japan Is but § 1 , Tlie present per capita
circulation of Uio United State * la
nbout ? 24 and while the free coinage
of silver In placing this country on a
silver basis , would not reduce the per
capita of circulation as low as that of
Mexico , In reducing the purchasing valito
It would make our currency worth to
the people less than half what It Is now.
The immutable law , that poor money
drives out good money , would certainly
become operative under the free and
unlimited coinage of silver at 1(1 ( to 1
by the United States alone and Instead
of having more circulating medium we
should have less and that of a character
which would , depreciate as It Increased
In volume. There was never a greater '
fallacy for deluding the thoughtless than
this claim of the advocates of free sllvei
that under their policy the supply of
money would be Increased and diffused
bountifully throughout all classes anil
VKxi'K rnoM .wr.v/cnu ; , W.M.Y-
Tfp to a comparatively recent period
municipal franchises have been granted
by American cities to street railway
companies , gas and electric lighting
companies , water works companies and
telephone companies without exacting
any compensation. The example set by
Manchester , Itirmlngham , Glasgow ,
Kdinburgh and other cities of Great
Britain , and notably the example
of Toronto , Out. , where municipal
franchises have become a source of
revenue almost snlltcienl to pay for flic
expenses of municipal government , has
challenged attention and created a
public sentiment that opposes any
future grants of franchises , except upon
cohdltions that will compel the corpora
tions to share prollts in exchange for
privileges. It was on this condition that
the Omaha Gas company was given an
extension of its franchise two years ago
and the result has fully vindicated the
course pursued by the former municipal
administration. Tlie revenue from the
gas franchise royalty for the llrst two
years has been very nearly $1. > ,000 , and
it is sure to increase from year to year
in proportion to the increased consump
tion of gas.
And now Chicago has followed the
example of Omaha In exacting a
graduated royalty from jjn elevated
street tallroad company which
proposes to operate a belt line
around the city. The condi
tions under which the Chicago city
council has granted the concession to the
loop railroad will require the company
to pay the following percentage' on its
gross receipts , after deducting $ -T > 0.000
as the Interest charge on the invest
For the first live years , . " per cent.
For the second live years. 10 per cent.
For the succeeding ton years , 15 pel-
For the succeeding fifteen years , 20
For the remaining life of the
franchise , about fourteen and one-half
years , l"i ! per cent.
The estimated revenue to file city of
Chicago for the first year will be $7,500 ,
or only a trille more than Omaha re
ceived out of her gas fanchise royalty ,
but each succeeding year will increase
the revenue and by the time live years
have rolled round Chicago can saf"ly
count on .520,000 a year , and after the
tenth year the revenue will exceed $50-
000 a year. Had New York pursued
the same policy when the first elevated
railway franchise was granted , and had
that policy been also extended to tlie
Urondwny cable road system. New York
might have secured an income of a mil
lion a year.
With the value of municipal franchises
as a demonstrated fact , the taxation of
these valuable grants in proportion to
their value must follow. That franchis s
have escaped taxation in this state is
no fault of the constitution of Nebraska
or the revenue laws. The constitution
expressly provides for the taxation of
franchises , and the revenue laws require
assessors to make returns proportionate
to the valuation for assessment of all
oilier property , personal or real. Hut
so long as assessments are made under
the present loose system of precinct
appraisers and corporation dependents
acting as boards of equalization , the
owners of franchises worth hundreds
of thousands of dollars will escape their
due proportion of local taxes , thus
throwing the biuden of government upon
owners of properly that have no pull
with assefsors , county boards and
councils. At no distant day , however ,
there must be a revision of our lop
sided method of assessment which
favors tlio wealthiest property owners
and discriminates against the middle
class and the poor home owners. All
that Is needed to bring about uniform
taxation Is agitation and popular sup
port of Jho movement. When men
elected to the legislature are made to
understand what IB expected of them
and pledged to carry It out , there will
be no dllllculty In securing the necessary
changes in the revenue laws.
Among the novel and distinguishing
features of new Fort ( Ironic , of which
Omaha anil Nebraska is so proud , Is a
forty-llve-star flag , the llrst to float over
Uncle Sam's garrison. The additional
star represents the now state of Utah ,
whose people have shown a kindly In-
forest In Omaha on several occasions.
It was the Utah delegation which miido
possible the location of the exposition
In Omaha by the Transmlsslssippl con
gress , and there Is every reason , there
fore , why Omaha should salute the new
army flag that waves on the parapets
of Fort Orook. The War department
will Issue the now fortyllvstnr flags
as fast as the old ones wear out , and It
may not bo long until the last edition
of the stars anil stripes pervades every
military post Ln the union ,
A member of the Commercial club sug
gests that the comparative record of
Omaha clearings be published In news
papers throughout tlio west and north
west. The suggestion Is not a bad one ,
for any publication of Omaha's growth
In newspapers of large circulation will
bo of benetlt to the city. The question
Is how to secure such publication at lit
tle or no cost to the club , Judicious ad
vertising always pays. Omaha papern
go all over the country , but of course
they do notcirculate extensively down
cast and In the money centers of the na
tion. . .
, , , r
.I' ' ' ,
The forfht/fimlng public reception to
be tendered 'by the Thurston Uepnb-
llcnii eltib'tri'llon. ' ' .1. II. MacColl , nomi
nee for governor , should be made- pop
ular unitjd ! | In honor of tlie next gov
ernor of Nobhiska. Mr. MacColl is not
unknown tn Omaha. Two years ago
his name wrts spoken by every repub
lican hcrcj > and It was the hope of the
parly of thM county tlmt MacColl would
bo nominated then. He took his defeat
'philosophically and now he comes to
Omaha as the standard-bearer In this
republican year. Omaha had no pre
ferred choice for governor and will give
MacColl the glad hand when he comes ,
for lie is an popular In Omaha today as
ho was 'two years ago. Republicans
have in recent years elevated lawyers
to the ollice of governor , but fills year
they will elect a plain , outspoken , every
day farmer who tills the soil to that
exalted station. Jack MacColl Is not
an orator. lie Is the kind of man that
settled the western prairies ami helped
to blaze Ihe way for the formation of
a great state , such as Nebraska is toilay.
Let every citizen of Omaha take him
by the hand and give him welcome.
Successive administrations of govern
ment In South Omaha have had to strug
gle with deficits and an ever-Increasing
debt , and In recent years have not been
able to pay all ( lie Interest upon the
bonded debt. This was due to the fact
Unit men elected to the council lacked
nerve to vote a levy which would pro
duce enough revenue to meet fixed
charges and expenditures , for which the
voters of South Omaha are alone re
sponsible. They might have prevented
expenditures which must now be pro
vided for. Granted , on the other hand ,
that every dollar voted In bonds In South
Omaha was expended to the greatest
advantage and enhanced the value of
property In the Magic City. In that
case the outlay has all returned to the
taxpayers , who must of course pay prin
cipal and Interest on the bonded debt
of the city. The mayor and council
have at last reached the conclusion that
dellcits and interest charges must be
paid and they have levied a DO-mill tax
for the purpose. Like every other
debtor South Omaha has reached the
1'olnt where it must decide between re
pudiation or liquidation of old debts.
Nobody , ( apparently , Is able to under
stand why the Hoard of County Com
missioners has held so tenaciously to
ilie position that a bond indemnity must
be given > the. ' county against possible
damage suits before the board can order
work to proceed ui > on the Fort Crook
boulevard. ' The validity of such bond
is open to serious question. The as
sistant county attorney is of opinion it
would be ) vorthless , yet the board hesi
tates. TJie completion of the road
would certainly' be of benefit to the
whole city and if abutting property
owners con later on prove damages tlie
judginent''WhoMltl..be paid in the regular
way from a fund to which all prop
erty shall contribute in equal and just
proportion. Certainly there is no good
reason why a few men who have signed
an indemnity bond should be expected
to pay any such possible claims.
Notwithstanding the uncertainty
which a promised revolution in party
policy entails and in spite of the dis
quieting tendencies of a political cam
paign , tlie volume of business in Omaha
has the past few months steadily grown.
Juno showed an increase of CO per cent
over June of 18 ! ) . " . This is tlie very
best possible evidence that good crops
and even the certainty of abundant
yield throughout the stale is at once re
flected upon trade In the cities and
towns , and particularly in Omaha.
INiMV ! . < ! liteHntllc I'rocfol.
It Is worth wlillo to notlcu nt this Juncture
tlmt Mr. Jlolmrt accepts tlio republican
nomination for vlco president.
"One ( Juinl Til I'll , " ! : < < .
Perhaps Mr. Cleveland will bo moved to
niako acknowIcilKinoat of Mr. llill'i : efforts
In behalf of financial huntlmcuts with
which the administration sympathize by
presenting him with a nice slriiiK of fish
when lie gets homo.
On I IKSlilc of
Thorn la no ilnnht about the German
vote this > oar. Thu Germans do not al
ways ngreo with the republican party on
Its Issues , but they arc united for sound
money , and can not bo pcnumilcd to fol
low the Ignis fntuus of free silver.
Tin' CiilniiiN Well llr.'lcil.
Strangely enough , the delegates , boomers
and rooters fiom "tho Impoverished , down
trodden , mortgage-eaten states of the west ,
southwest nnd south" HUCIII to liavo more
money for bnnds , uniforms , parade's , etc. ,
than anybody else. Queer , Isn't It ? Who is
putting up for It all ?
| [ I-H | lii lluWorld. .
Chicago Inter Occnn.
The money of the United States Is the best
In the world. What the millions of workers
want Is a fair t-lmuco to earn It by honest
labor. That , the republican party proposes )
to give by "protection to American laborers. "
The people lliat- for years enjoyed such pro
tection know that It U no uncertain experi
Tilt' AVorliliiKrimiii'M IltiMlf.
New .Orleans ric.iyunn.
The great working masses of the country.
these who Imvo nothing to stdl but their
labor , and no Income but their wages , what
could they mnHa ' out of a great national dis
turbance ? N 'liy , should they want to see
factories closed , , work of every sort stopped.
nnd tlio money' ' In which their wages are
named reduced ) value ? They would not.
The fight for. . money is the fight for
the worklmjuiaji. " Ho needs the best dollar
that la made , a'nd ho Is wlso enough to
know ft. . * ' ;
I.onlinlllp Cuiirlpr-Journal C < lcm. )
Kor defeal < ' ( ta result of the Chicago con
vention Is Inevitable. It will come , rest as-
Hinril , In November , Inglorious and crushing.
But if , through any unlookod-for develop
ment , thu ticket to be put forth at Chicago
should bo elected , It would mean even a
greater disaster to the democratic party
than defeat at the ballot box , for with the
ruin which such a victory would bring , the
party responsible for It would bo consigned
to an exile far longer and more odious than
would follow Ita failure ut the polls.
A lUilli'iilniiN Hull ,
Many free Bilver organs are making n
tremendous fuss over what they call a great
republican revolt In Minnesota , having reference -
once to the Sauborn circular. They claim
that this puts Minnesota In the "doubtful
column. " They are short-sighted and wo-
fully mistaken. As the republican delega
tion from this state stood at St. Louis BO
will the republican party of Minnesota stand
for honest money in November , Tlio alleged
republican "revolt" la neither pervasive nor
dynamic and will not bo seriously felt nt
the polls. The republican plurality lu this
Mnto la likely to bo larger than over this
Chooalng the Coliseum for a meeting
place Is nmlnous. The chief association of
that nameIs with an old nml mighty ruin.
ClilciiKO liiMnnily Xiil Kvlilcnoo of
llrooklyn Kaslc dlcni. )
These who fpfxr that noise represents
thought , who think that a roar Is n revo
lution , who regarded proclamations ns war
and who consider that electors are held
before votes are cast and counted are very
much Impressed with the volume of sound
from Chicago. They apprehend that the
country Is or will bo ruined because of the
chorus of wind and tongue in that city.
Well , when MoClcllan , a distinguished
soldier , was named with I'endleton. a dis
tinguished civilian , on n peace platform In
ISO I , tlie excitement nnd confidence were
Just ns great In Chicago then as they are
Nevertheless , Abraham Lincoln was ro-
When , too. In 1SCS , Horatio Seymour ,
asalnst his will , was nominated on n plat
form which declared the reconstruction arts
to bo "revolutionary , unconstitutional , null
and void , " the apprehension of many Hint
the settlements of the civil conflict vero
Insociiro and would be reversed was dire.
Nevertheless. Grant was elected.
Similarly , when the democracy In 1S72
went aftur a strange ( Jed , albeit with a
generous and magnanimous Impulse , the
bollof of not n few was that the November
contest would ratify a tumultuous agree
ment of morally discordant partisans on a
campaign of Isms , antipathies and an ap-
petlto In common.
Nevertheless. Grant was re-elected.
When In.lSSI the republicans nominated
Hlalne , with Den llutler In the field to draw
off as many crank or venal votes as could
be alienated from the democrats , and when
the secret Tammnny orders were to help
Hlalno In every way possible , the success
of a tense and truculent combination was
Nevertheless , Cleveland was elected.
Wo advlio those who conclude from a
midsummer madness that national Insanity
will prevail In November to u study of these
relatively modern Instances. All American
elections have not turned out Ideally well ,
but every one has resulted for the sldo
on which reason and hT.nsty , safety and
the forces of progress preponderated at the
A ci.i-vKi\\n ciiowo.
13 n 111 u si u MIII for the I'l-i'slilcnl Mlirl.Ml
nt the .Silver Hooter * .
I'hlcviKO .luurnnl , July S.
It was a Cleveland cro\vd In siiitc of all
the free silver hullabaloo. The mention
of to ! : president's name was received with
a creator volume of applause nnd with far
moro sincere demonstrations of approval
than any other word or act of the conven
tion. In the audience back of the delegates
the Cleveland sentiment was as tv.-o to one.
Tlio lies of politicians concerning the presi
dent's unpopularity \\ere repudiated as em
phatically as they were at the convention
of 1M)2. ) Then as no > v there was the same
cry against him. and if it were not for the
third term bogy It would bo no exaggeration
to say that now. as then , thu democratic
rank and file would demand Mr. Cleveland's
This clique of free silver politicians Is
deceived by Its own false showing. It has
not examined Into ils fatal weaknesses. That
they are inherent and incurable is demon
strated by the wretched delegation which
represents Illinois. The forty-eight votes
that are cast for silver in the convention
would be cast for gold if decent regard were
had for t'o ! wishes of the Illinois democ
racy. Mingle with the general crowd and
you will find Illinois democrats nt every turn
who announce with enthusiasm that they are
Cleveland democrats. They want no alli
ance with populists , and If they cannot have
a gold ticket they will vote for McKtnley.
This convention Is to them a byword and a
hissing , and the most detestable thing In It
Is the delegation from their own state. For
that they have only immeasurable con
tempt and loathing , -and If they are troubled
ns party men by the preliminary victory fo- ;
populism they take a secret Joy in thinking
that they may use their knives in Novem
MISTAKKX KOH A rOVKlUKXrH MAX.
I'riiniliK'iil Oiiiiilm Tlfvclul nt 'i'lirnwu
Into .Villl ill ll.-iiv.-r.
James A. Clark , a prominent commission
man of this city , bad an experience with
the Denver police last Tuesday afternoon
which he does not care to repent. Claik
was thrown Into a dungeon of the city
bastile and kept there for several hours ,
and nil bccauso he bore n striking resem
blance to a smooth crook for whom thu po
lice were looking. Good natuic and hon
esty shine out from the countenance of
.Mr. Clark , yet a Denver sleuth detected a
fund of wickedness lit the gleam of his
> > yc which was simply appalling to the
A short time ago Mr. Clark made n tour
of Colorado points , including Hueua Vista ,
and arrived in Denver Tuesday morning
shortly after 10 o'clock. He had a ticket
upon which there was a small rebate and
upon referring It to the depot agent was
hunt to the company's uptown olllcea. Upon
returning to Ihe depot In Ihe afternoon lie
picked up a railroad folder and was scan
ning its contents , when a corpulant person
came Into the waiting room in companj
with a rough dressed smaller man.
The big man Immediately walked up to
Clark and grasping his arm said , "Look
here , fellow , why don't you give this man
I Is money ? " Though somewhat startled by
the remark , Clark managed to reply that
ho did not have any of the man's money.
"Oh , come , now , dat don't go In dia
Ixru. " returned the big man as ho Hashed
a star. "You're a sllcky , dal's wet you
are. Come wld me. "
In splto of Clark's expostulations that
ho was not and that tint ticket agent rould
Identify him , ho was hustled off to the sta
tion without moro ado.
Arrived at tlm Jail his pockets were ran
sacked , amid the f.xultlni ; remark * of the
detectIve and the other attaches of the place
at making such a "good catch. " and despite
the fact that ho had a largo number of
papers on his person , which could easily
identify him , ho was thrown Into a cell In
company with u miscellaneous crowd of vags
nnd drunks. , ,
"I Just cuswl these i-ollcomoii , particularly
the fut fellow , until I was black In this
face , " said Mr. Clark In speaking of the
affair. "Then I rolled up my pants mid
walked the cell In order to keep the 'sciulr-
rels' off. It was no use ; they would not
even tell mo of what crlmo I was accused.
HO I chanced my tactics and finally got Cup-
tain Tilttle to telegraph to my friend , Mr.
John Hobrecker of ilueiui Vista , nnd have
him certify to my character. This they
agreed to do and eventually they allowed
mo to depart , but uot until several liouri.
after a reply to the telegram had been re
ceived. Ono thing which made their stupid
ity the moro dcnso was the fact that Hie
crime whatever It was. had been committed
between the hours of 5 and fl that morning
ami I easily proved that I was not wllhln
100 miles of the city at that time. "
Upon leaving the station Mr. Clark learned
that his captor wan Detective KImball and
that the man with him at the time of Ihe
arrest was A. K. Warren , a farmer from
Hcst Kan. , who had been eonlldenced out
of ISO. KImball had succeeded In convincing
Warren that Mr. Clark was the man who
had socurcd his mouuy and the arrest fol
lowed. Clark does not propose to let the
matter drop and has placed the cube in the
bands of attorneys In Denver to prosecute.
KlIIIITIll Of CllllUU'l I'lllllllll.
The funeral services for Colonel Luther
Poland were held at the residence of his
son-in-law. Senator Thurston , yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock , Hev. T. J. Mackey of
All Saints olllclatlnc. The services were
brief , but solemn and impressive. The mu-
sio by the All Saints choir was especially
lino. The arrangement * were under the di
rection of Judge W. II. Kellcy. who succetdul
Senator Thurston as general solicitor of
the Union Pacific system , and the following
well known citizens acted as pall bearers :
Colonel C. S. Chase , Hon. J. II. Mlllard ,
George C. Towla. Hon. W. J. Connell , It. 8.
Hall. Daniel ICi-nluton , Kd Hancy and J
W. I'utty. Thu Interment wan at Prospect
SOUTHERN CITIES ( MINE
Louisville nnd Nashville Unite to Buck
Oninha for tlio Convention.
PRETTY TIGHT IS NOW IN PROGRESS
Worlic-rs friuii the AVoM Arf
Tlit'lr Otii | > m'iit * on tlio
n nil I InlU'ftiilt In
WASHINGTON , July D.-Special ( Tele-
gram. ) As pi city n light as has ever been
put up to secure a national convention Is
now being waged for Oninha for the privi
lege to entertain the International Christian
Undcavorers In 1S9S. Up to noon toduy It
looked very much ns It Omaha would bo
successful in Its bid for the convention ,
but between 110011 and night Nashville and
Louisville succeeded in pooling their Issues ,
and It Is now believed that thu south may
carry off the coveted prlr.o.
This result Is not s'o much on account of
any mnslerly presentation of the south's
case to the board of trustees , but because
the Christian Hmlenvor movement south of
Mason and DKon's line lias been exceed
ingly bnckwiml. Klgurcs show that the
number of members In this great Christian
organization Is decidedly disproportionate to
the territory Included to work In south
land. Louisville is the key to the south
and could easily take care of such a con
vention , but Nashville tonight seems to
have the call as the convention city for
1SS. ! ) This must not be tegardcd , however ,
ns outlining the defeat ot Omaha , for the
delegation now on the ground in the Interest
of the Gate City has been untiring in Its
efforts' to land tills capital prize for the
Transmlsslsslrpl valley in the year of
Jubilee. Hvery point which could possibly
bo used for Omaha Is being used. Uvory
member of the board of trustees has been
seen In the Interest of Omaha and the cen-
trnl west , and volunteer expressions In
favor of the city by the Missouri from
strong men of the board of trustees Indicate
the strength of the movement Inaugurated
for Omaha as the convention city. Kven
an though It looks ns If Omaha might bo
left In selection , It must not bo forgotten
that a most valiant light has been put up ,
as might bo expected from so "energetic a
city ns Omaha has shown Itself.
I'HILADELI'HIA. ALSO WANTS IT.
Philadelphia will present Its claims for
recognition tomorrow morning , and It Is
believed that a vote will be taken before
I ! o'clock. It must not bo forgotten In this
connection that this same Quaker City had
the convention a few yenrs ago , when the
organization was yet In its swaddling
clothes. Now it is in its three millions of
a membership , acquired within ten years ,
a growth \\hich is not only marvelous In
church history , but lu profane history as
well.Up to tonight It Is conservatively esti
mated that there arc but 25,000 people in
the city , drawn thither by the Christian
Kn.lcavor convention now In session. This
is being used most extensively by Omaha
boomers as a reason why Omaha should
have the convention in ISliS , because of Its
central location and the cheap railroad
fares which could undoubtedly bo secured
for so immense a gathering. It must not
be understood that Omaha Is eutlrely out
of the game , for it Isn't , but Nashville lias
been a candidate ns well as Louisville for
the past six years , and they have con
tinuously applied to the board of trustees
for recognition. Time was when the nnnual
convention ot the International Christian
Endeavorera went begging for a place lu
which to hold the annual meetings. That
time has long since gone by and now a
half doron cities of national reputation are
found striving for the honor of entertaining
these young people one week In a year ,
it will be surprising if Omaha should secure
this convention in such short time as it
1ms had to make application for the enter
tainment of this family of young and old
people , but hack of ihe application is Omaha
and the Trnnsmississippl yi-ai and the
Gate City has a large number of friends
at court who will vote for the young
giant to secure the honor which it is so
enthusiastically laboring to obtain.
Following are additional arrivals In the
city from Nebraska since this morning :
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oscar Scott of Hast
ings. Mr.Scott being president nf the Ne
braska Christian ISndcavor union ; Miss
Hdith M. Scott. Mrs. Jennie I. Scott of the
name city nml K. C. Clinton of Lincoln , Neb.
\YOItKI2itS IX WASIIIXIJTO.V.
TIiroii TN of Knriii'Ht Young ; SU-ii nml
Wonii-ii ill tinCniillal City.
WASHINGTON , July 9. Notwithstanding
discouraging weather conditions , Christian
Rndeavorers , gathered by thousands In
Washington , were early astir with wearers
of Kndeavor badges , making' their way to
the many churches set apart for the sunrise
service , which begins the exercises of each
day. It as a tribute to the enthusiasm
and zeal of the visitors , tired as many of
them were with long railway Journeys. Thu
topic at these eunrise services was "Prayer
for the Convention , " and In each the meetIngs -
Ings were led by members of the visiting
organizations. The special services lusted
from CSO : to 7:15 : o'clock.
A short adjournment for breakfast and a
walk about town , anil many of the delegates
were gathered again at the big New York
Avenue Presbyterian church to participate
In a biblu nook study , conducted by Presi
dent G. S. HuiToushs , D. D. . of Crawfords-
villu , Ind.
The great morning's services In the big
tents were originally llxed for half past 1) )
o clock , but there was some unavoidable de
lay owing 10 the damage done by last
night's Htorm. Tent Willltton was aban
doned entlruly , for the day nt least , and the
I'jiidcavorers who had Intended to be pres
ent there were admitted to the adjoining
tents , Washington and ISndenvor. They
were calculated to accommodate 10,000 people
ple each , hut were crowded even beforu
the service began. The vast ellipse upon
which the tents were pitched was In bad
condition , tn cnnneiiuenco of ( lie heavy rain.
In Tout WashliiKton , President K. C. Clark
of lloston presided and Perry S. Koslor of
Washington acted as director of the vast
chorus of slngeis. The proemm opened
\\lth u ptnyer swim followed by the devo
tional cxcrclfics conducted by Hov. Dr. K.
D. Power of this city. A "Hymn of Wel
come , " especially composed for the conven
tion by Colonel John Hay , was rendered
with Kf.illd effect and Iho welcome of the
committee of 1SS8 was delivered by W. II. II.
Smith , chairman of the committee , which
elicited an appropriate response from Hev.
U. J. Service of Detroit In behalf of Ihn
vliiitors. After another hymn had been
sung the delegates listened to HID reading
of the report of Secretary John Willis Unor ,
and the annucl address of President Kennels
12. Claikr. The morning ceremonies wound
up with the singing of an anthem.
The services In Tent Kndeavor were con
ducted by Hev. Howard II. Gorois of llos
ton , with K. O. Uxcell of Chicago In charge
'of ' the music. The Address of welcome to
the visitors on bclmlf pf the District of I
Columbia X\\H delivered hjCommlislonci
I John W. Hess ntiJ was responded to by
I Piof.V. . R Andrews of Sackvlllu , N. II. 1
OtherwUe the services wcro blmllar In evvryj
respect to these conducted In Teutnsh - ;
li ; < tf > tt , the annual reports anil nddiegsca '
being duplicated for the benefit of thou
sands unable to socuie admission to the ,
first named lent. The services of Tent
Wllllstou wcrs to hivvo been conducloil
under the londr-rsMp of Rev. Dr. Tunis II.
Hnmlln of Washington , with 1' . H. Dilhoni
of Chicago In chaise nf the music , Hov.
Dr. S. H. Green of this city was to luvu
welcomed the visitor.- * and n piepor re
sponse wns tn h.ive been made by Ulsliop
Alexander Wnltois of Jersey City. N J. ,
but , as already Mated , these services were
nocfftsiulty omitted , owing to the colUpo *
of the big tent In the Rtorm last night.
TUI i'nisini\r v.
Cluiflr * II. MnlclH-tt of llrooM > n 1'tit
I'll liy the Sot'lnllit Labor I'nvlj.
NKW YOHK , July ft. The socialist labnr
party now In convention here Ins nomlniuud
Charles H. Mutrhett of llrooklyn for presl
dent on ltn national ticket. Matthew Me-
Gulre ot 1'ntercon , N. J. , was unanimously
nominated for vlco president.
riilM\AI : , P MIAI.'IIAl'IIS.
William KriiR hns gone to Milwaukee on
H. C. Hughr.M of Tabor , la. , was HU Omaha
Captain llcck , ngent of the WhincliaRo In
dians , was an Omaha visitor yesterday
K. M. Howe of the Norfolk Hect Sugar
company was ntnonn tlio yesterday ar
Charles lllood Smith and 13. A. Me.Mnth ,
prominent attorneys of Topekn , were In the
Mrs. Vail , widow of W. P. Vail , loft for
Denver , Colo. , last evening , where she will
visit friends for n short period.
Judge Lee S. listcllo. left for Palmouth ,
Ky. , last evening , where ho will visit rel
atives In his old birthplace for a fortnight.
V. C. Grablc nud party left In a special
ear over the Hurllngton last evening for
Denver. Later they will visit I'Mgemont ,
A. H. Talbot of Lincoln , law partner of
Hon. W. J. llryau , was In the city last even
ing scanning the bulletins from the Chicago
Frnnk Phillips , formerly a resident of , ,
this city , now located at Cripple Creels ,
Colo. , returned homo yesterday after n
visit of a week In this city.
Nebrnsknns nt the hotels : J. A. Price , Al
bion ; C. W. Sevmour , Nebraska City ; Louis
L. Wyatt , Greeley Center : 11. D. Suther
land , Nelson ; John W. Dl.xon , Nebraska
'I'ltll'MjINC ' TIl'.S.
New York Advertiser : Ilobson How do
you slum ! on the rurroncy question , nob-
son ? " Dobson I'm awfully sorry , old
man , and I'd be glad to aceommodato you ,
but the fuel is , I'm broke. "
Washington Stnr : The very posltlvn
man hail alluded to somebody an "torntilt , "
when his patient audience of one Interrupted
him with the Inaitlry : "What Is your Idea
of a crank , anyhow ? " "A crank ? by
a crunk , .sir , Is somebody who Insl-ts on t-y-
IIIK t convince mo Instead of letting mo
convince him. "
Detroit Kree Press : "I hear that Ousslo
Howard has received a n.cdal for superior
tustu and iitx'dmpllshmenls in music.
"So 1 nm told. "
"Rut I never knew that she played the
piano at all. "
"She ilocan't. "
Chicago Tribune : "As surely as the sun
rises and sets , " howled the hoarse , wllil-
t > yod , slmgry-hiilred orator , " .umrchy will
have Its day ! "
"Will have its day ? " echoed n man in
the aijjienco. "Will Imvo it , did you say ?
What iTo you call the Fourth of July ? "
Texas Sifter : There Is no doubt but
that they held conventions In Pompeii.
During excavations , recently made , a num
ber oC bottles of whisky , anil several boxes
labeled "soap" were found.
Washington Star : "Wo can't venture a
positive prediction about the election , " said
the statesman , "until we see tlio tickets. "
"Yes. " assented Senator Sorghum ; "and
the check stubs. "
Cleveland Leader : Clerk Let's sec , lady ,
what number do you wear ?
Customer Sir , you arc impertinent. Let
me see nil the shoes you've got , and never
mind the number.
Ttulliinnpolls Journal : "Now , " said the
cyclone as It deftly unroofed the western
dance house , "just watch mo knock the
cover elf the bull ! "
Then the darkness came on to pitch nnd
the lightning' made three strikes.
, . .
form me. sir , " thundered the managing
editor , "what you mean by writing such u
story and never once employing the phrase ,
'nlmond-oved Mongolians of the Flowery
Kingdom ? "
Now York Weekly : Hotel Clerk fsus-
plclously ) Your bundle has come apart
May I ask what that queer thing Is ?
tinosI This Is a now patent lire escape.
1 always rarry It , so In case of lire I can
lot myself down from the hotel window.
Clerk ( thoughtfully ) ! seo. Our terms
for guests with flro escapes , sir , are ln
variably cash in advance.
St. Louis Tlrpiilillc.
Florludn has the nyclo crazennd , likewise ,
so tin vo I ;
Hut , giiiolous ! neither pursu displays the
rush whorowltli to buy.
Yet laro riorlnda's up to things ; she said-
dear gifted girl
"Let's blow In our engagement rings and
got some wheels and whirl , "
Some folks , they says I'm luzy
An' fond o' loalln round ;
Think lee much of a daisy
To plow It out thu ground ;
Would iiithri- loll an * listen
Whore the dews iilr tlrlppln' down
An" tlio rivers slug up ' iflnton ; ,
Than drive the mules to town.
The folks nlr right , I reckon ;
Can't niitthlu' mak.i mu slay
When 1 sec thu green trees beckon
From the modders fur awuy.
When tlm cat tin bolls air ringing ,
Wboru tlm glass waves wild and free.
An' the mockln' birds air Hlnglu'
Llku Ihoy'ru slngln' right at mul
The itnod Lord said Ihn lilies
nidn't toll an' didn't spin.
AM' I kinder think Ills will Is
I .should take thu Hilts In I
An' 1 Ihlnk the world must need 'em
In the HuiiHlilnu nn1 the Htorm ,
Fur Ho Hi-nds Ills dews lo food 'em
An' Ills llffhi to keep 'em warm.
I WIIH born lo bo u rover ,
For I l ivu tbo woods tlio best ,
An' a ilowy led ' clover
Is tinHwi.ifHt for my rest ;
An' I'd riitln-r see abovu mo
A liluo Kky boiulln' down
WlH'io the lllli'S loan an' love mo ,
Than drive Uio mules lo town !
It's only a
question of time
about your using Pearline. So it
seems to us. It seems as if every
bright woman must see , sooner or
later , how much easier and quicker and
better and more economical is
Pearline's way than any
other known way of washing.
You can't think of any draw-
back or objection to it that hasn't been met and
disproved , a thou- O sand times over. Millions of
women are using Pearline now. Ask some
one of them , who uses it rightly , how much she
saves by it. Manu- factured only by Jas. Pyle , N.Y.
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