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TITE OMAHA DAILY FRIDAY , M.AHOIT 5. 1807.
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INSIST OX IIAVIM ! THIS 111217.
" \Vlint's in n mime ? A grout < k'n
\vliun It lias tliu prolix "we" before it.
The numerous cabinet makers \vll
now liave to look around for n new Job
It is even hauler to get Weyler to
stay resigned than it , was to get Maccu
to stay killed.
One senator calls another n drunkarc
nnd Is called a liar In return ; and semi
torlul courtesy Is once more effective ! }
March 15 Is to be the day for the con
veiling of congress In extra session
The procession of new congressmeii wll
wend Its way on Washington.
Ambassador Bayard's record for com
plhnentary dinners will give his sue
cessor considerable trouble. . If ho cher
ishes ambition to overtop him In this.
By the time the legislature gets
through with the Omaha charter tha
document will be so mutilated that 1
will need an introduction to itself whei
it sees a mirror.
President McKInley Is pledged to'the
maintenance and extension of the clvi
service system. The place hunters may
therefore just as well take In the situa
German-Americans are ( iiiite generallj
preparing to celebrate the birthday of
the old emperor , but they are by no
means unanimous In observing that of
the present war-lord.
As usual , the Douglas delegation were
carefully sifted off the house sifting
committee , nnd the chances are good
that tliu house precedent will be fol
lowed In the composition of the senate
So It Is reported as gospel truth that
the Nevada prize light lias been the
JMoms of reuniting two long lost broth
ers. If we only have enough prize
fights we supjio.se the whole of mankind
will he bro'ight together in one grand
Denver Is entirely welcome to the ad
vertisement which It will get by repro
ducing the "I'Vstival ' 'of Mountain and
rialn" In Omaha during the exposition.
Thu more of such dlsplay.s Unit can be
presented the more attractive will the
exposition bu mad ? .
Judge McIIngh returns to private life
after his brief career on the bench with
thi confidence and esteem of Ills fellow
citizens , who are sure he would have
maintained a clean and honorable
record throughout a long term if the
opportunity had been offered.
All expectations that President Me-
Klnlcy will adopt a Jingo policy In his
foreign relations must be founded on
something besides his Inaugural mes
sage. The president knows that the
uffuliH of his own country require his
attention far more than those of Spain ,
Nebraska , accepted a gift animal with
out looking into Its mouth when It took
hold of the Milfonl Old Soldiers' home ,
nnd dlsi-ovcivd whortly that it had an
elephant on its hands. But the legis
lature seems to bo still ready for new
elephants and the taxpayers pay the
cost of feed.
Most presidents return to the states
l > y which they were honored when their
tenancy of the white house has expired
by limitation. But there have been ex
ceptions , notably that of Genoinl Grunt ,
and now Mr. Cleveland relinquishes his
citizenship in New York to make his
legal residence in New Jersey.
If anything were , needed to convince
the world of the stability of American
Institutions , the rapidity with which
the people iccover equanimity after n
hard fought campaign and the composure -
posuro with which they watch the
formal transfer of the government from
one set of ollli-ers to their successors
President McKlnley's Inntt&urnl ml
drc/3 is n thoroughly pmeUcril dcllvei
nncf. It Is almost wholly devoted t
the consideration of ntinticinl ami busl
ness conditions nnd as to these It spunk
with clenrnosH mid force. The nuv
prcsldoilt Is of the opinion that on
financial system needs revising , to th
end that our money shall be put upoi
an enduring basis , not subject to eas ;
attack nor to doubt n to Us stability
The currency should bo kept under tin
supervision of the government , i
declaration which gives nsouranco tha
the new administration will not favo
any measure looking to a restoration o
the old system of state bank Issues. 13n
oonrngcment is extended to the ndvo
catcs of currency revision by the ex
prcssion of opinion that the Severn
forms of paper money offer n constan
ciitbniTAs MU'Ut to the government , but I
Is urged that no changes should bo madt
.until an adequate revenue Is npstnod
The president Is favomblc to a cur
teiiey coinntltslnu and ] w promises earn
est attention to the question of inter
national bimetallism , for which the wirj
linn been prepared by the action 01
congress. The attitude of the now ad
ministration Is thus dearly dellued
"The credit of the goveinment , the In
tegrlty of Its currency and the Invlo
lability of Its obligations must be pro
served. " There can bo no doubt thni
during the next four years this posltloi
will 1)0 ) faithfully ndlnn-od to.
President McKlnloy urges the severest
verest economy In public' expenditures
In regard to revenue , ho does not fnvoi
a policy Hint would create n large mir
pins mvonuo , but such a policy s wll
enable the government to pay as It goes
and will obviate the necessity of loans
It is needless to say that he bellevet
the bulk of the revenue should bo ob
tallied from import duties , rcgardl
this policy , with Its care .for America !
Interests and American labor , as having
been distinctly approved by the peoph
at the hist general election. The hopi
Is oxpressrd that congress which it h
announced will bo called in extra KCS
slon on March 15 will at the. carliesl
practicable time enact revenue leglsla
lion "that shall bo fair , reasonable , con
servatlve , just. " The president say >
that while it will take time to reston :
thn prosperity of former years a resO'
lute effort ! should be made to aid Its re *
turn by friendly legislation.
President McKlnloy leaves no doubl
respecting his hostility to trusts anil
combinations to arbitrarily control trade
and declares his purpose to endeavor tr
carry Into effect the statutes rclnlln
to these organizations. Ills language
in this connection shows that he feels
very earnestly on the subject. Assur
ance Is given that there will bo no
backward step In regard to civil service
reform , but Us extension will not be
prompted by party zeal. The presi
dent regards the subject of a merchant
marine as of commanding Importance ,
appealing both to business necessities
and the patriotic aspirations of a great
In regard to our foreign policy the
tone of the address Is entirely pacilic.
The president recognizes tho. duty of
adhering to the traditional policy of the
nation in cultivating relations of peace
with all other nations , while vigilantly
and llrmly guarding our rights and
the rights of our citizens everywhere.
The policy of t ! ( . .ow administration is
dellned In tills declaration : "Our di
plomacy should seek nothing more nnd
accept nothing less than Is duo us. "
That is a position which ought to be
satisfactory to every American citizen.
President McKlnloy heartily favors the
Anglo-American arbitration treaty and
urges its cariy ratification "not merely
as a matter of policy , but as a duty to
The address concludes by congratu
lating the country upon the fraternal
spirit of the people and an appeal to
cultivate this spirit , which President Mc
Klnloy pledges himself to do everything
possible to promoto.
DKFIC1T STIT.L 1'ILJNU UP.
The new administration enters upon
Its duties under very different auspices
from that of Its predecessor.Vhon Mr.
Cleveland came into oillco four years
ago the receipts of the government
were In excess of the expenditures. For
the ILscal year ending June IH ) , IS ! ) . ' ! ,
there was a surplus of revenue , al
though It was not largo. The repub
lican administration which ended on
March , lS'i ! ) , had paid every dollar of
current obligations and redeemed a part
of the Interest-bearing public debt. It
covered a period of almost unexampled
prosperity to the nation.
The. administration that camn Into
power yesterday is confronted by very
d HIV runt conditions. The public dnbt
lias been Increased to an extent which
requires an outlay annually for interest
to the amount of ifll.OOO.OOO. The reve
nue of the government runs steadily be-
o\v the expenditures and the business
conditions are not more favorable than
they were four years ago. There Is this
vital difference , however , that whereas
ilnm the Industries of the country were
threatened witli an attack on the policy
Which had developed and sustained
.hem for morn than thirty years , now
they are promised a restoration of that
( ollcy , and It Is to bo remembered that
inslne.ss conditions In the United States
lave never failed to improve under such
Meanwhile It Is Interesting to note
hat the doilcloncy under the existing
arllf continues to grow. Kor the month
if Kebnmry It was in round numbers
? ! i,000,000 and for the two nnd a half
rears slnco thn existing tariff law went
nto operation It has been upwards of
1l0KH,000. ! ( ) Is anything more noedc-d
0 demonstrate the necessity of a change
n our tariff policy or to Justify ( he
lows regarding revenue expressed In
ho inaugural address of President Mc-
ClnleyV Can any rational man doubt
hat there Is most urgent necessity for
1 change In an economic policy that has
irodncod such unfortunate results as
mvo been experienced during the last
Invo years ? Is It not apparent that to
continue in the course that has been
Hirsncd during this period must InevJ-
ably bring the government sooner or
ater to insolvency and the Industries
) f the nation to ruin ? No man can
lonestly assort , In view of the hulls-
mtuble facts , that the existing tariff
law hns not born n complete failure li
every rospeel. It hn not only fulled ti
provide MifllfJi-nt revenue , but It ha
been disastrous to homo Industries ant
lo labor. The fact'that there has tieoi
some Increase In our exports of maun
farturcs Is no evidence In favor of tin
existing tariff , since our manufacturer !
wore In most cnsc.s forced to snip theli
goods abroad , taking whatever price :
( hey could obtain , by reason of the los ;
of the homo mnrkot.
As President McKlnloy has polntci
out In his Inaugural address , the firs
Uilng to bo done is to provide for stilll
clout revenue nnd to oncouiago the re
vlvnl of our Industries. With tills nc
compllshed all Interests will realize i
return of prosperity.
Is Nebraska to bo a pocket edition 01
Kansas ? Politically speaking the Sun
flower state has caught every contagious
distemper that political Infants' ' are hoh
lo. It has had croup , measles , whoop
lug cough , ccnrlctlnn , diphtheria nnd the
chlckcnpnx. It has In turn tried am
discarded every political nostrum thai
has been compounded by polltlca
quacks. It hns been overrun by long
haired men and short-haired women
nnd afforded n stamping ground foi
political freaks nnd visionary reform. .
ers with wheels In their heads.
Just as , Kansas seems to have had It *
run of isms , they are beginning to bios.
sum out In Nebraska , which hns steadll.v
refused to be Inoculated with prohlbi
tlon , woman suffrage , single tax laws
Initiative and referendum schemes , anil
gold contract chaises nnd tlatlsm pure
and simple. The question Is , Will tlu
good horse sense which has generally
characterized Nebraska lawmakers as
sort Itself or nro the closing day.s. of tin
legislature to witness the swamping o
our statute books with experlmontn
legislation that will tend to retart
rather than promote the revival of pros
A'OII' FOR Tlin IlKVH
It is confidentially whispered at pollc
headquarters that a startling scnsatloi
is about to bo sprung upon Omaha b ;
Its vigilant municipal watchdogs. A
great conspiracy Is to bo uncovered am
our etllclont "reform" police olllcors nix.
to lie reinstated In public esteem am
These disclosures will , wo are tolil
show conclusively that in demnmliii } .
the repeal of the Churchill-Uussol
police commission law The Boo i
acting a part in n dark plot , wliosi
true object has been shrouded ii
mystery. It will be shown also to
the satisfaction of the supporters o
the present board that there has beei
rank discrimination on the part of The
Bee in pointing out the lawless resort h
and iniquitous dives that arc enjoying
Immunity from police interference. I
will bo shown that The Bee did no
mention more than half the bad places
that ought to have been suppressed , nn <
therefore it must be in collusion will
the vicious nnd criminal classes. An
other thing that will be shown Is thn
the only reason why the "reform" po
lice never succeeded in cldslng any dis
reputable resort or successfully prose
cuting any of the prize lighters or craj
shooters or gamblers who have infcstei
the city is that they would bo playing
into the hands of The Boo and discredit
themselves with their owm supporters.
In advance o those promised rcvcln
tions The Bee pleads guilty to the In
dlctmcnt of not having been able to
publish every joint wine room and din
orderly house that is nourishing ii
Omaha undisturbed. Sufllce it to saj
that The'Beo has made good all of , Itr
charges fit police inefficiency and cor
ruption by facts that no one lias oven
attempted to controvert. Sullice It to
say further that no good reason hns
been offered wlr # the "reform" police
board should retain officers on the force
who , like Detective Bloom , have been
The advocates or woman's suffrage
never fall to lay great stress upon the
fact that intelligent , reputable and cul
tured American-bora women are de
prived of what they call the natural and
inalienable right to vote , while the Ig
norant , vicious nnd low-bred foreigner
who has lived In America a few years
or a few months nnd the Illiterate
negro are allowed to choose the
men who make and execute our
laws. This contrast between the Ig
norant , low-bred foreigner and the
Intelligent , high-bred American woman
would boa clincher for woman suffrage
were it not for the fact that the ig
norant , low-bred foreign woman nnd
the illiterate negress would bo given
( ho same right to vote , and the quality
of the voting masses would not be ma
terially improved , nor the standard of
political morals appreciably elevated.
The extension of the franchise ( o
women , therefore , would not purge the
political cesspool , but only add to UK ;
volume of its contents.
The law's delays are conspicuously il
lustrated by the case of Durrant , ( lie
San Francisco monster who turned Im-
manucl Baptist church Into a slaughter
house. The murdera occurred nearly
two years ago , and the murderer was
sentenced to hang in February of last
year. Now th la.st legal expedient
has been exhausted in vain attempts to
save his neck , and ho Is to die some
thing over two years Joe Into.
The exposition missionaries In tlio far
west give out Unit the cause of their
neglect of Nevada In the preaching of
transinlssls.slppl gospel Is ( heir anxiety
to return homo. Probably the real rea
son Is that the sago brush Ktatc , having
already shown itself a patron of the
arts and' sciences , will do what is right
without further urging. They that are
whole need not a physician , but they
that are sick.
A CelCKtlal SiiKKexllon.
Two Clilnumen recently had tholr heads
cut off In China on conviction of being po
litical agitators , K wo adopted that plan
the nolso In thla country would n t mlle
that ot an old-fashioned eausago chopper.
It Is a gratifying sight to ths American
people thus to liavo their moat august odlce
pasd from one president to another amid
: lvllltte * no pleasing and BO In keeping with
: ! ie true spirit of self-government , The meii
at Washington nro but the servants ot th
nntbn , nndJjIui best reflect the eplrlt o
the nat on ws nilhcjr ehow forth these ( In
anil always ttfff.rablo urbanities.
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' ) nMenp ll ( Tilhuhe.
It Is devWtfKjto bo hoped thai Mr. San
Riillly , the "Am&lconlzoJ Cuban , will no
feel It IncUfilbfiU upon himself to- show ap
prcclatlon or.lfHf release by lecturing. 1
ho does lie wjght to open the course li
Spiln , tor nr t' I his sratltuJo la duo there
.liny $ < ? , " > Olil-Tlmc Trick.
New * .
There nro.abjnp In certain quarters wlilcl
go to show 'tbatjjthe recent reduction In thi
price of EtcqLraUs was not due. altogether
to a flghl iVjUUlu , Uio uteel trust. The cu
wao made to cros out the smaller fry , attci
which the trust will rosmuc operations , mon
strongly Intrenched than ever.
Vt'li ) ' Harmony Klcd.
Cincinnati 1 rnmim.
The mayor and council of Nebraska Cltj
are not getting along well together. Th <
council has passed a resolution expressing
the opinion that the mayor should bo "ox.
eluded from , ousted , removed and put out'
of hid cilice. Evidently tlio city father ;
nro In favor of a largo , four-ply vacancy.
UnniiS KnriMvrll AVoril.
Now york Sun.
U Is to be hopad that the retirement oi
Grovcr Cleveland from the wlillo lions o wll
end the alckly mugwump policy of callmitltn
public men by the standard of their allege *
"motives. " No matter what the mugwumi
Idol has done , they have celebrateJ him as
wise and grent on account of his Imaglnarj
"high moral Intentions , " or his "Integrity ol
purpow. " Circumstances have compelled the
cuckoos to rely ou such statesmanship nlmoil
entirely na their theme of pralae. May the
next president be judqed by his deeds , whlcl :
wo can ECC , Instead of by his motives , whlcli
wo can only Imagine.
MHillTV l.ITTI.K M3FT.
What HUM Ilee.ii Done with the Ala
bama Clalinn Award.
The statement that the sum of $ S.OOOOOC
has remained In the treasury as an unex
pended balance of the payment by Qreal
i Britain on account ot the Alabama award li
not exactly correct. Thfct amount \vaa lefl
after the payment ot all claims for damage !
by rebel cruiser * , but It 1s not now on hand
The Alabama award amounted to $ lti,50'J- '
000. Of this sum only about $7,000.000 waf
distributed as payment of damages Incurred
by rebel cruisers. The remainder was left Ir
the treasury until after the Halifax fisheries
arbitration. The award lii that caEo against
the United States was for the sum of $ . > ,500-
000 , which was paid by an appropriation ol
It was understood as well as any public
question of the day that this award was In
largo excess of the amount that ought to be
paid. But the equity of bath cases was con
sidered. It was thought that the United
States had $8,500,000 of the Geneva , award
not distributed to claimants and that this
was In excess of all lawful claims for actual
damages on account of depredation by rebel
cruisers. Substantially on these grounds the
largo Halifax award was made.
After thOpayment | oC the Halifax nwarJ
there still rcmalpcd about $3,000,000 unex
pended of t eoverpayment made by Great
Britain on accpunt of the Alabama claims.
This sum \yas distributed among owners ol
vcosel property who had paid premiums for
war Insurance risks. The amount of $3,000-
000 'was so' distributed. Claims amounting
to a much .larger sum were preferred on
this account. THe claimants were paid pro
rata and the 'settlement was .regarded as
satisfactory. ' ' ,
It Is no\\-jsald that exactly $1.85 remains
In the treasury after the payment of all
awards and Uio expensed of all the commis
sions and ihelr employes until the entire
business waVf clos'ed.- '
The United 'States has not fared badly
ao the outcome "of It's various arbitration
r. f < &
BXGIAXD1S IXDUSTniAI , SUPREMACY
The UnltW " n'tcH * nnil , 'tii-rniiiuy '
I'ltiukliif ? llrltalii'H I.niirolH.
Mr. S. It. D. J-NortH In the March Forum.
Machinery Is the single Item of manufac
tures In which English exports show an Increase -
crease during these twenty years. Even In
machinery the Germans have latterly dis
covered that they can make a better
article than the English ; while , In the Iron
and steel Industries generally , the English
no longer dispute German supremacy. In
1891 , the English Iron Trade association sent
a deputation to Germany and Belgium to
discover on the spot the reasons why those
countries were extending their export trade
In Iron and steel so much moro rapidly than
England. The report of this deputation em
phasized the superior character of the ma
chinery anl labor saving appliances found In
the German and Belgian foundries ; showing
a remarkable advance ns compared with the
best appointed works In the Midlands. It at
tributed this advance and others to the great
attention paid to technical education during
the last haK century ; and concluded with
the announcement that German superiority
rests upon Its merits , rather than upon any
adventitious circumstances. The London
Times , commenting upon this report , re
marked that It was fairly to be Inferred that
"tho days of the South Staffordshire Iron
trade , with the exception , perhaps , of the
Jheet-lron branch , are numbered. " Four
years prior to this report , the United States
had succeeded In wresting from England the
place of honor In the Iron Industry , by pro
ducing a larger-quantity of pig Iron. On the
basis of statistics of the last ten years , It
will not take more than four years longer
for Germany to drlvo England from the
second place Into which the United Statea
has forced her Into the third position. Iron
Is called the barometer of Industry ; nnd It
Is not necessary to follow the exports of Eng
land Into other lines to establish the- point
that her foreign trade Is declining not rapIdly -
Idly , but none the less surely whllo that of
Germany Is advancing , and advancing at
1 moro rapid rate than the decline In Eng
land. It IB an elementary mathematical
iroposltlon that. If these processes continue ,
; he tlmo Is not far distant when German
trade will exceed English trade.
THIS l'UOI > 'I3SSIO.\AI , 1'OLITICIAW.
AVnltcrNoii Ilrtiwn n Picture
of n Finn 11 In r Clitirnutur.
' Louisville Courier-Journal.
To give him his deserts , nor do 4lilm In
tentional wrong , tlio professional politician ,
us ho Is known to ua , la neither a very
uinlster nor a very dangerous creature. In-
ilced , Jack-ln-ofllco Is hardly BO pestiferous
39 Jack-out-of-ofllce. Grant Mm his llttlo
place , surroiVnd him with hla creature com
forts , and , for all hla hlustor , he becomes
In reality AS a'nilablo a piece of flabby
wortul 6Biiesit'fcA'ano might meet on a Bum
mer's day. 'Ignorant and conceited , ho Is
seldom very' ' hard to please. To strut , and
irawp , and jfeo\yj ( . at Washington to strut ,
xnd yawp , arid ycdwl In tlio state capitals
u the lielglit of 11)s ) ambition , and ho comes
ind goea llko tit ! > lilllowa ot the oea , genera-
upon generation , each much llko that
which preceded'it. Gate money ho plays for
ind gate momryrlro will have. Just like Cor-
ictt and Kltzslmmons , without th < > self-denial
hey practice In the training , or their ondur-
inco In tlio flght JPhough poorly paid , ho has
not the courn/5 to put his wages at a living
figure , boca/se , perhaps , he has the con-
clousnesB oLiutnlng no moro than tha law
HOMO. Unmctalmj of tenure , ho makes up
ho dotlclency/iiipimbast , and the affectation
> f dignity ; n ftEe t-man everywhere- except at
liomo. In ehori , Uko Bon Jonson's pig :
"Whilst ho .lived , Jio lives Jn clover ;
When ho dtjs , IIP , dies nil over.1
Ho has come'to hoflove that lie owns the
government that ho Is the government ,
during easy times this Is but a harmless
anlty. Indeedt , It has & Blight foundation
n fact. Somebody must wash the dirty linen
} f the political parties , and hew the wood
ind draw the water for the official fabric ,
nd , Blnco better men. are engaged In useful
iiinulta , the tneo who are good for noth-
ug else are left to rattle around as ntates-
Tien. But there la a llmo for all things
nd there inuitybo anA'emX for dilly-dallying
nd shllly-8hally.ng | , even to politics. There
oino periods In the public life when the
tate cannot afford to bo complacent , when
mbcclllty , however Jmpotlng , must yield
o capacity and merit , and when men must
upplant the Imitations of men whom Dame
"ortune. In her dUl.ablllo , allows to go to
Vashlngton. That time lias at length
POCKET VETOES FOR FOCI
Quartet of Mcnstuo ? Full to Eccoivo Execn
LAST OF BIG APPROPRIATION BILLS FAII
I'roNlilont CH-vi-lninl Hecllm-M ( o SKI !
(111 * Inillnn , Hiinilry Civil , Anrl-
riilturnl nml floiicrnl lc-
WASHINGTON , March 4. The follow liij
appropriation bills failed to become laws , a
they were not signed by 1'rcsldent Clevc
land up to 12 o'clock today , when his tern
expired : Indian , agricultural nnd sundr ;
civil. Tlio general deficiency bill failed li
11 OILS 12 TAIvKS A MOHM.VC IlKCHSS
Attain Takei I'p ' UiiMtiiewN at a l.lttli
After K O'pliictt.
WASHINGTON , March 4. All nlnht thi
two liocscs worked Incessantly on thii ap
proprlntlon bills , \\hllo the corridors am
galleries seethed with sightseers. At dawi
the last of the appropriation bills hai
passed the senate stage and gone to ( hi
president. When daylight smothered out Hit
yellow gas In the celling the floor of tlu
house presented a curious spectacle of hag
gaul faces. There was n commendable lac )
of that rowdyism nnd drunkenness which hai
disgraced the clnso of EO many congresses.
At G o'clock the house took a icccss null
8:30 : to give the statesmen an opportunity t <
Improve their appearances. At dawn thi
ciowds overt an tlio terraces and funnelci
Into the- house wing ( the senate wing belli ?
kept rigorously closed ) and swept up to th <
galleries to watch the dissolution ot con.
At 10 o'clock Chairman Cannon , the
grizzled old veteran at the head of the ap
propriations committee , reported to the
house that after hours ot struggling the con
ferees on the last appropriation , the general
deficiency , had been unable to agree. Every
Item of deficiency had been agreed to except
that the house conferees had refused to
accept ths million of claims tacked on by
the senate. It was too late for another at
tempt to adjust mattcro In the senate. Worn
out with his efforts , Cannon was willing to
throw the whole matter Into the house and
let the members take the responsibility of
yielding or letting the bill fall.
There were hot words between Mr. Can
non and Mr. Richardson , democrat of Ten
nessee , who wan championing these claims ,
The latter aroused Mr. Cannon to Intcns
anger by taunting him with throwing stone
from a glass houso. The chairman of th
appropriations committee , with cheek
flushed and Hashing eyes , challenged th
Tennessee member to make his Insinuation
In a. manly way. A scene was averted b
Mr. Hlchardson , who retired and dlsclalmc
any Intention of reflecting on the Illlnol
member. The speaker appointed Mr. Gros
venor , republican of Ohio ; Dalzell , repub
llcan ot Pennsylvania , and Sayers , demo
crat of Texas , to join the committee fron
the senate and wait on the retiring prcsldcn
and Inform him that congress was ready t
adjourn. The confusion on the floor an
in the galleries was so great that the speake
was with dlfllculty able to maintain order
There were many expressions of regret a
At 11:30 : the committee appointed to wal
on the president appeared and created
howl of laughter by reporting that It ha <
been unable to fulfill Its mission becaus
the president had left the white house to
the capltol before It arrived at the cxccu
With hardly a'dlssentlng voice the lious
stood by the appropriations committee 01
the deficiency bill. Thus the last hope o
this bill was gone. The turbulence ceased
and the expiring moments of the house wer
calm and serene.
Mr. McMlllln of Tennessee , on behalf o
the minority , with a few appropriate remark
offered a resolution of thanks to the speake
for his Impartiality ns a presiding officer
which was unanimously adopted by a rls
Ing vote. As Speaker Heed mounted the ros
trum the members rose and cheered vail
antly. Ho acknowledged the warm reception
and then delivered his parting address n
Gentlemen of the House of nepresenla
lives : Two years ago you wcro summons
to your shnro of legislative work , whlcl
cnuld not be otherwise but disagreeable
disappointing and unsatisfactory , for it in
volvecl a dismal struggle to adapt a narrowing
rowing- income to the growing- wants of a
great nation , growing to be still greater
You were most of you untried In your ne\
vocation. How others have performcc
tholr share of the task It Is not for us t
say. Hut It Is proper for me to any thn
your share of tlio divided duty has beei
performed with so much readiness niu
good sense that , even among tlio nsperitio
of a heated campaign there was no room
for any attack upon the house of represen
tatlvcs. I am' sincerely grateful for th
kind expression of youn confidence , and es
teem ; but I am still more grateful for the
dally kindness nnd good will on the par
of every member of both sides of the
house. To all of you , tlion , gentlemen o
all parties , I ofr'iT the sincere expressloi
of the highest personal regard.
With a whack of the gavel , at 11:50 : , ho
then declared the house adjourned wlthou
day and the members hurried over to the.
senate to participate In the ceremonies there
COXTIXUE OIM SEXATE OPPIOEUS
ilIeinlici-H of the Upper Hoiixe Take i
UUIc Ilext After It O'clock.
WASHINGTON , March 4. The senate was
constructively In session until C o'clock this
morning , when It took a recess until 8
Actually , however , It was In session only
till about 3:30 : , when It went Into secret
legislative session. It remained so for but a
few minutes , when the senators dispersed
after an understanding whereby the pre
siding ofilcer was authorized to sign bills un
til the recess began , BO there might be no
delay In getting them to the white house.
Senator Allison offered a resolution .which
was agreed to , continuing In existence the
present officers of the senate until their
successors are selected.
Th9 formal proceedings of the senate con
tinued through the morning. A further
illsagrcement on the general deficiency bill
was reported , and It was ordered back to
conference. At 10 o'clock the venerabls
Senator Morrlll of Vermont offered a reaolu
tlon expressing the appreciation of the san-
ito for the able and Impartial discharge of
the duties of presiding ofllcer by Mr. Steven-
ion , There was unanimous and hearty
agreement to the resolutions.
Mr , Faulkner of Woat Virginia followed
ivlth complimentary resolutions to Mr. Vryo ,
ircsldent pro tern , which were adopted unanl-
At 10:30 : the formal procsedlngs were fast
Tearing an end , nnd on motion of Mr. Hoar
ho usual resolution was adopted for a com-
nlttco of two senators to wait on President
Cleveland and Inform him It had concluded
ts labors and was ready to adjourn. Sena-
ere Hoar and Ilrlco wcro appointed as the
Mr , Hoar announced that the committee
if congress had waited on the president and
hat ho had asked It to convey his congrat-
ilatlons on the close of their labors. There
vas an anxious crowd awaiting for the an-
lounccment that the president had signed
ho remaining appropriation bills , but It did
lot come. Gradually the Identity of the
enato was merged Into the moro striking
oatures of the Inauguration ceremonies
ind the session came to a close without fur-
her legislative business.
After the proceedings at the cast front ot
ho capltol tlio senators returned to the
'bamber ' and the session was resumed. On
notion ot Mr. Cockroll U was agreed that
he dally sessions shall begin at 12.
Thereupon , at 2:10 : p. in. , the eenato ad-
ourned until tomorrow.
Stump Cleric Arrentril.
WASHINGTON , March 4. Captain Thomas
} . Munce , chief ot the stamp division of
he I'cwtolllco department , and ono of the
test known officials ID Washington , lias
icon tiunpendcd from nlfico Indefinitely by
ostmaster General WI&on ! , on the charge
if taking stamps from the department with-
ut authority. Other employes are under
usplclon. The action Is tbo outgrowth of
ho Investigation Into the Colman stamp
aso , which recently figured conspicuously
a.New York City.
I'KHSOXAIt AM ) OTIIHIIWISB.
Plttsburg Is about to enjoy the rare pleas
rc of BO-cent gas.
A philanthropic tlrooktyn woman hits In
vented an Illuminated key for nl ht owls
U will Increase the happiness ot the hllarl
Deljnnnls , the Greek premier , began lit ,
political career as a copyht In the Orecl
civil service. HeIs now porno years pas
seventy , but a man of great vigor.
When the utiltnn wants to * co a play lii
oends out for a company nnd attends thi
representation In his dining room. Ilefori
the performance he hands the manager semi
original Jokes of his own to bo added to tin
dialogue , so the troiip Is at least sure o
ono appreciative listener.
Wife-beating has reached alarming proper
lions in Kansis City. According to the Star
thn number charged with that cowardly
rufilanly crime "seems Incredible In ft civ
Illzeil land. " and It suggests that the punish
mcnt should be of the Mikado variety , "li
the nature of bolting oil , "
"John Donovan of Hay , " a somewhat lone"
eomo democratic statesman of Michigan , has
Included old maids In his bachelors tax bill ,
Now. It those nqalnst whom the mraturo Ir
aimed will unlto they can defeat the ob'
noxious tax and possibly contribute ) to the
total sum of human happiness ,
A problem transcending public Interests In
the Inauguration agitates Milwaukee It l. <
this : How much water Is consumed Ir
manufacturing a barrel of beer ? So warm
U the controversy , especially among the cltj
ofllclils , that the height of the collar la for
gotten though not lost to sight.
Everyone who ID or has been a scholboy
Is likely to bo Interested In the cablegram
thSti the monnstory of St. Itcrnnnl In the
Alps has been partly destroyed by mi ava
lanche. No doubt the life-having monks ol
St. Dernard nnd their doqa have had the ! :
pictures In millions of school readers.
ny orders of the Insurance commissioner
of Kansas the New York Llfo Insurance com-
Puny has been debarred from doing business
in that state because of Us refusal to settle
a claim for $25,000. The claim la twenty
jcars old and has run the gauntlet of the
court four times. The company Insists that
tlio claim Is of the graveyard Insurance va
IOWA 1'HKSS CO.
Sioux City Journal : The state dairy com-
rgtfsloncr reports that the Iowa law relat
ing to the sale of oleomargarine was violated
but twice last year. That ts a good record
Davenport Democrat : The usual caution
acalnst bad seed corn U being sounded In
the papers of this part ot the country. There
Is more foundation to It this year than there
has been In the past. The only sure grow
ing seed corn this year will be found In
enmities where there la practically no soft
corn , as hero In Scott.
Cherokee Democrat : When the next legls-
laturo meets there should bo a convention ot
country editors at DCS Molnes. And when
t'Oino of the present legislators get home
there will no doubt bo an accounting. At
least there will bo when they get around
to ask favora from the country papers they
are now trying to suppress.
Dubuque Telegraph : "Tama Jim" Wilson
is not a politician , but a. scholar and a
farmer , and as secrctarv ot agriculture he
will not busy himself about questions
which have become partisan , but will en
deavor to make his department so useful to
the tillers of the soil as to fully Justify Its
existence and all that Is expended upon It.
The selection ot the lowan Is fortunate for the
now administration and for the country.
Dubuque Times : It is currently reported
that Mr. Henry T. Oxnard , the b ° ot sugar
man of Norfillc , Neb. , will forward a sup
ply of sugar beet seed to any farmer who
wishes to experiment In raising them , so as
to discover whether his land Is adapted to
sugar beet culture or not. In view of the
genuine Interest that has been awakened In
thjs subject , wo trust each of our fanner
friends will devote a patch of ground to
sugar beets , being careful to glvo painstak
ing care In their cultivation , KO that reliable
results may come from whatever Is done.
DCS Moines Capital : Unfurl the stars and
stripes In universal sentiment of patriotism
and loyal devotion to the principles of a
free government. Send the trluno colors'
forth to kiss the sunshine of coming
prosperity. Let It be the peoplo's signal of
welcome to a promising future as well as
their united cheer and greeting to President
W'llllam McKlnley. Up with the flag. Its
eloquent meanings will add to the Impres-
slvcncss of the event that Is taking place at
the nation's capital and every home may
thus participate In the occasion that Is
drawing the eyes of the world to this cpoch-
nialdng day In the life of the republic.
Davenport Republican : Uoth houses of the
legislature have passed the curative act re
lating to acknowledgments taken before no
tary publics. It Is thought that a decision
of the supreme court would have resulted In
needless litigation and Immense court ccata ,
If this law had not been made. The law pro
vides that the acknowledgments of all deeds ,
mortgages 'and other instruments In writing
heretofore taken or certified , and which 'in
struments have been recorded In the re
corder's office , Including acknowledgments
of Instruments made by any private or ether
corporation , bo declared legal and valid of
ficial acts , etc. This law does not affect the
rights of parties In any action or suit pendIng -
Ing In the courts.
GOSSIP A1IOUT XOTI2D I'EOI'1,13.
It Is related of the late General Ploasonton
that ono night while he was In a Washington
saloon a man entered and began to attack
the character and courage of tlio confederate
soldiers. PIcasonton gave a start of surprise
as ho recognized the man and asked If he re
membered him. The stranger said ho did
not , whereupon the general said : "I am
Alfred Plcasonton. I had. you drummed ou
ot my camp for cowardice before Antietam
Get out of this place , sir ! " The man hung
hlj head and hurried out.
In his address on "Pasteur" before the
French academy , Gaston Paris , the now
member , said that the scientist used often
to leave the table In the middle of dinner
and his bad at night In order to elaborate an
idea that had 'been ' fermenting In his brain
fleferrlng to Pasteur's rise from a humble
ilaco In a village drug store , M. Paris EJI | :
.hat his audacity In the choice of subjects
'or Investigation was extraordinary , and that
iven In his youth ho astonished his cumpan-
ons by his eagerness to soar beyond the
Imits of known science and by attacking
iroblems which the greatest savants had not
attempted to solve.
A would-bo wit once tried to entrap James
r. Fields at a dinner pirty , relates the Argo
iaut. Deforo Mr. Field's arrival ono of
ho gentlemen Informed the other guests
hat ho had written some lines which lie In
ended to submit to Mr , Fields as Southey's
ind to ask In which of that author's works
hey could bo found , This program wao car-
led out. "I do not remember to have met
vlth them before , " replied the publisher ,
'and there are only two periods In Southoy's
Ito when such things could possibly have
jeen written by him. " "When were those ? "
'Somewhere , " said Mr. Fields , "about that
arly period of his existence when ho was
mvlng measles or cutting his first teeth , or
car the close of hla lite , when the brain was
oftened. This versification belongs to the
nrasles period , but the Ideas betray the
dlotlo one. "
nismarck's Dosweh , Hcrr Morltz 'Husch ,
tudled theology , but In 1848 went Into poll-
Ics , as a violent democrat , came to the
Jnltcd States about the same tlmo as Carl
churz , and for a short time filled tbo pulpit
f a German church. Ho returned to Europe
n 1853 , to travel In Palestine on behalf of
ho "Austrian Lloyd , " edited the "Grcuz-
xHo" till 18CO , and after acting In various
apacltles In Schleswlg-Holstcln and Han-
ver was employed by Dlsmarck as presa
cporter. Among his dutlia as such were
lie writing and forwarding of articles which
ho chancellor wUhed In the Interest of his
ollcy to BCO published In the leading papers ,
lo remained In Jllsmarck's aervlcc- without
ny dlatlnc' functions till 1873. After the
var a number of sketches from hU journal
vere published In tbo "Oartenlaube , " but
Itey were suddenly broken off by the editor
f that periodical , whereupon Count Dls-
narck wrote to the editor expressing hl
ather'a satisfaction. Ilusch Is the most coleus -
lous and mlnuto of the prince's blogruphera ,
vlth a genuine Uoswelllau veneration for
U subject , which. Is by no"means the least
uallficatlon for such a function.
Michael Dougherty , who served tn tbo
hlrteuntb Pennsylvania cavalry during the
var , now lives at Urlstol , Pa. , and has
Just rrcelvcd n rowiml for services per
formed In 1SG.1. H ts n modal , and the let
ter from the War department which nceom-
p.inlc.l It > : "I have the honor to Inform
you that by direction ot the president of
the United States , and In ncrordanco with an
act of congrrsn providing for the preoentn-
tlon ot mcdnls of honor to wich officer * ,
no.i-commissioned ofllcer * nnd privates as
have most distinguished themselves In no
tion , the naslotant secretary of uar liaa
awarded you n medal of honor for moot
distinguished gallantry In notion nt JeiTer-
Bon , Vn. , " In making the award the assist
ant secretary utvs the following language :
"This soldier , r.t the head .and In command
of a detachment ( volunteer ) ot his company ,
dashed ncrorw an opn ficM , exposed to a
deadly flro from the enemy , nnd Biicseedeil
In dislodging them from nn unoccupied house ,
which ho nnd his comrades defended for
several hours against repented attack ? , thus
preventing the enemy from fhnkliiK the posi
tion of the union forces and nl.io preventing
the capture of Generals I , P. nrt'gg nnd M.
Kerwln. " It seems to have taken extremely
long for the official wheels to grlml out thl
token ot recognition , Dougherty already
wtars n gold medal proflotttcd to .Mm by
GtMi-rnl Kerwln for bravery nt the battle
of Winchester. Ho was born In County
Donegal , Irrlund , He came to America when
.1 child , nndas only 1C years of ago
when ho enlisted. In one engagement ho wan
laKen prisoner , nltli ROO others. Including
127 ot his own teglmcnt. For two years ho
\va < confined tn various southern prlpona ,
tlio rlgora of prUon life causing the doilh
of 122 of his companions. Andcnionvlllo.
tin. , claimed 120 of these victims.
AKTKIl TIIK IIAI.Ii.
Philadelphia. Record : _ "Tho woman who
nnrrlos for rank , " snyn the Mnnnyiinlc
I'hllosophcr. "usually gets a pretty rank
sort of husb.iml. "
Yoiiictrs Stntcmiun : llnron T BOO the edi
tor litxs come out for athletics. URbcrt
That's strnnijo ! He told mo ho was going
In for tncml
Chlrniro llepord : . "Cheer up , old man ;
spring Is on the wnv. "
"Tlmt's what iwddens me : the people
next iloor who borrowed our f no\v shovel
nil winter Imve moved and taken their
lawn mower along. "
Cincinnati linqtilrcr ; flbP DId yon Jinvo
any trouble In got ting pup.x to listen to
you ? He Xot n bit. 1 lii'gnn bv telling
him I knew of a plnn whereby ho could
Detroit Journal : "Merciful heavens , " aho
Hut Hho did not fall upon her Itneca.
She foil upon the Unees of those , merely ,
Who lliul gents.
In the meanwhile the trolley car sped on
TndlniinpnlH Journal : "What has bpcoino
of that brother of yours who wns so aetlvu
In the last campaign ? Is no still waging
war on grout coiporatlons ? "
"He ta ? Ho ImM accepted nn agency for
an anti-fat remedy. "
Washington Star. "You have exhibited a
great deal of courage , " aald the sultan'a
"Kxcuso mo , " repJled the potentate , "but
you nro misinformed. If you thlnlc I nm
wasting any courage on these people. All
I have to do Is to preserve a myalerloim
reticence and let somebody else got
scared. ' '
Detroit Free Press : "The use of elec
tricity , " snld Bllkln.w , "doesn't seem to bo
nuch a modern Idea after all. "
"How is Unit ? " naked Wllklns.
"Well , you see , Noah must Imvo used
the urk light. "
Cleveland bender : Johnny Pa , what I *
executive ability ?
Pa Executive ) ability , my son. Is having
somebody clso hunt up onc'H slippers when ,
ono Is too lazy to hunt them for himself.
Now , hurry up and llnd them , nnd bring
thorn to me. _
Sam Fry In New York Sun.
Timid maki ;
Lonesome road :
Who's afraid ?
Starlight night ,
Halmy air ;
Alan and girl
Young and fair ;
Horse and cnrt ,
Tight nnd snug ;
Girl can drive : '
Little hug !
Oh , what bllssj
Stilled scream ,
Homo at last.
Dark as jot ,
One more hug ,
Day Is sot.
Perfect cure ;
Got him sure.
ITS UESULTS IN DUB
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L'HB LOOKOUT FOR OUll AN
JUST NOW IT IS KAKLY SPIUNQ
JLOTIIING THAT WK WANT 1'OU
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VIIAT AHOUT A SIMtING OVEU-
! OAT ? YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE ONB
JNLESS YOU GOT ONE OV US
, AST SEASON , IN WHICH C/\HE IT
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IJUT COMB IN AND SEE WHAT
VK HAVE TO OKKKIt ANY WAY.
IF YOU VISIT TIIK IHCYOLI3
HOW THIS WERIC , DON'T FAIL TO
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