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THE OMAHA DAILY B13E : THURSDAY , MAY 5 , 1892-TWELYB PAGES
THE DAILY BEE " r. uosr.wATr.n. r.i.mn. _ KVEUY MORN ING. OmCiATpAPER OF THE CITY. TTHMS Ol' snisrll Tin ly ! lire- ( without Sunday ) One Your. . . . f R fO flnily mid Sunday , One > oar . 10 W > HxMnnthi . &W Three Months . ? M r-itndny HOP , Onn Vr.ir. . jio Kntimlny Hop , OnoVoir . ' ; ? Weekly lice. One Yoar. . 11 * oi ncr.3 Oinnbs. Tlio lire Hulld'nt. ' . FotithOmnhn , corner N unit tfith Street * . Council lllufTs. 12 Pearl Street. t'lilcncn Cjfllcp. II ? < liiiiiibor of CnmnirrrB. New York.KooiiiRl'1 , Hiindl.vrrlbunotlultuln ? Washington , f.l,1) . ) fourteenth Mroou counisi'oNi : > r.NcB. All communications rolutlmj to newt nn.l . editorial matter should bo uUUrossod tc tlio I.dllorl-il HcpiirtiiieiiU lirsiM S MVTTKRS. All business Idlers ntnl ronilltiincri should I c addressed ' < > Tlio lira Puhllshlntr Company , Oinnlm llriifu. checks anil poslonico OPIUM 1o lie tnntlo pxynlilo to tlio order of tlio coin- puny. 11 cBCBPntllsMng Company. . FropriGtor 8Wo"uN Jn'ATKMiNT : OI' CUMULATION. Ktiitoof Xobrnska , ! , . County of Douelns. I . _ , Ocortfu It. I'uclmck. secretary of Tlio Hoe 1'iililliliiir. romnntiy. dons snlumnlv swear tliut tlio iictiml olrciilntlon of Tuu DAII.V llni : for llin ttook undlng April HO. 1H.1. ) wns ns fol lows' Biinilny. April 21 . M.J-JO Momlnv. April as . -f' ' . l Tuesday. April ai . 4. < | lJ ! Wednesday. April 27 . ai.-OJ Tluirsdny , April ! H . aW12 I'rlilny. April ! HI . ' 2 Katurcliiy , April 0 . S&i"1' Average . v . Ul.fi 10 ( IKOKOR II. T7.SOII15CIC. Pworn to bnforo mo mid subscribed In my IIICSOMUO this 10th day of April. A. I ) . . IWrl Nota'rf'I'libUe. . A > cruc G'lrcHliillnii lor .Miirch , iil fJlinAT BRITAIN controls nutirly 0110- fonrth of the nrcn. of the oiirtlt , und it iniiy bo uddoil that she has her eye on the romsiindor. UKMKMHKUING that tlioro are 23-1 democrats In llio lower house , it is tjnito gigniliuiint indeed that business is so frequently blocked for want of the 107 votes necessary to n quorum. Sot'Tii CAUOM.VA ia opposed toCJrovor Clovoland. It will bo reiiismoorotl , by the way , that as South Carolina wont in ISItl so wont the solid south. The oppo sition of the 1'nliintto state is ominous. Tnr. alliance presidents anil oxoruttvo boards of the south are in aoc.rot , session at Birmingham , concocting ti sohomo , no doubt , whereby a soutlinrn alliance man can appnar to light democracy and yet help swell democratic in ijorltioj. CAMKOKNIArepublicans have a planlt In tholr platform against free coinage of Rilvur. This is surprising to some of the advocates of the hereby , who sup posed the San Francisco Chronicle fairly represented the republican sentiment of the state upon the mouoy question. G been refused a fair rate upon Texas stock shipments by tiio Western Tralllc association , Omaha will bo com pelled to accept the situation for the present. The time is coming , however , when this city will bo able to enforce reasonable demands upon railroad com panies. _ A. GROW , it is said , would like to bo permanent chairman of the Minneapolis conven tion. IIo dropped out of politics some ten or twelve years ago , when ho failed of election to the United Slates senate. As a matter of fact ho lias long since become a back number. WITH 20,000 Tammany votes at their control , the saloonkeepers of Now York have practically defeated the Sunday closing movement inaugurated with so much vigor u , few months ago. There was no reason to expect any other re sult. A long period of Sunday thiret would bo dangerous to Tummuny. THK kind of civilisation that exists in the South American republics is indi cated by the threat of Dictator Palacio to kill the son of General Crcspo as BOOH as the latter comes within a league of Caracas , and the declaration of Gen eral Crespo that ho will burn Palaclo at the stnko if ho carries out liis threat. Those Venezuelans are pleasant people. RKPOHTS from Texas state that the rainmakers have been at work tlioro nguin , and that an hour after the use of n great quantity of explosives not a rloml was to bo soon. The Texan rain makers had evidently driven the clouds northward , and that accounts for the superabundance of April showers and May sprinkles in this section of the country. A LONDON newspaper saw fit recently to severely rolled upon the morals of American society , although the divorce courts of England at the time wore 11IIoil with salacious stories of the con duct of Kngliflh noblomon. Now that ex-lYoinlor Morelor and his associates nro being oxamlno'd in Montro.il upon charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and rob the treasury it will bo In order for Canadian papers to in veigh against corruption in American politics. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tim house has ngaln exhibited its peanut politics by striking out the ap propriation of $05,000 for completing the survey of the intercontinental rail way. Tnis government has expended $130.000 in this enterprise and it Is two thirds accomplished. The parsimonious economists thus vote to waste $130,000 to nave $ ( > .j,000 and hang this Important commercial undertaking in mid-air. Fortunately tlioro ia Homo statesman ship in the senate and tlio approprla tlon may yet bo saved. THK Buffalo iVnx ; ) professes to be lieve that President JIarribon is not strong in the state of Now York because the convention nt Albany "endorsed only his past acts. " It is in order foi somebody to explain how the convention could have endorsed nny other acts but past ones. Presidents , into other people ple , are judged by what they have done. The fact that the Now York dologatloi goob to Minneapolis without instructions does not in the least qualify the endorse ment which President Harrison re ceived at Albany. THK ITAhlAX IXHEMNtTY. The payment of the Indemnity to ho luilrs of the Italian subjects killed it New Orleans out of tlio emergency und has boon the subject of discussion n congress. This fund , It may bo In- .cresting to remark , If provided to on- iblo the State dopar tmont to meet any lomnnils of a special character that nay arise , and ia in the nature of a se cret service fund. The question was 'aisod ' in the house whether this fund j'.d properly bo trenched upon for > .iylng an indemnity , and also whether , ho president has power to make the government responsible under such cir cumstances. It was hold by the critics of thn president's action that It ostnb- ished a precedent that the United States admits Its liability for nn act ul- ogoJ to bo lawless committed upon n citl7.cn of a foreign government within ono of the states , and makes the federal .ovornmont responsible to the country of which the parson was a subject for in act not adjudged to bo a crhno by Lho tribunals of the stato. U was also lold that the Indemnity casa did not lonstltuto an emergency. On the other land it was maint lined that the force of tlio act lay in doing it at once , and so t wn J nn omorgoncy. In the commtmi- : atlons batwaun this government and , ho government oC Italy n point was reached where it was found by the see- otary of stata that the whole matter In jontrovorsy batwoon the two countries oiild bo settled inniodlatoly by paying right then a sum.nnd thlsbaing deemed in emergency thri president acted at once , To have submitted the matter to engross would cort-ilnly have delayed uul might have detected a settlement. There can bo no doubt that in the cir- umsUincos the president acted wisely , rhoro was nn opportunity presented to at once readjust the relations of the two mtioiis upon terms which every fair minded man must regard as favorable to this country that is , n money pay ment of about S2 > ,001) ) .ind it would Imvo boon a mistake not to have ac cepted it. There was a strong incentive .o a settlement also in the fact that the rtaliun government had boon chosen ono of the arbitora In the Baring sea contro versy , and besides we were soliciting the participation of the Italian naop'.o ' md government in the World's fair at hicago. The price of renewing friendly relations with Italy , which was inlly accomplished by the payment of the indemnity , was small and the situa- ion w.is such as to w.irr.int the presi dent in treating it as an emergency. Tlio consideration of real importance , liowovor , relates to tlio precedent , since no fault has boon found with the amount of the indemnity. Was the ac tion of the president an admission of the responsibility and liability of the United States in such cisosV As a matter - tor of fact , in making the payment the president carefully avoided acknowledg ment of responsibility on the part of the United States , and the indemnity was warded as a sympathetic gratuity. Tins being tlio case there was mani festly no precedent made as to the liability of the government in such cases. The incident has led to legisla tion on the part of the house providing that no part of the emergency fund shall bo paid to any foreign government in settlement of any claim against the United States , and it is perhaps well that this has been done , although an other case similar to that with Italy may not occur in a century. m\rAitK \ OF niKAi * IWEMRXTS. When conscienceless contractors wore working Omaha property owners in favor of cedar block pavement THK BUG warned our citi/.ons against that oxuon- sivo folly. It predicted that the cheap pavements would become dearer than the dearest ; that long before the expira tion of the term for paving tax payments the decayed wooden blocks would render the streets impassable and compel the laying of now pavements that would force property owners abutting wooden block pavements to pay double paving assessments. In the face of our remonstrance and with reckless disregard of the experi ence of other cities , property owners al lowed themselves to bo roped In by the paid canvassers and interested contract ors for cedar am' cypress blocks. The result has boon very disastrous , not only to the property owners but to the city at large. The city has boon loaded down with a heavy bonded debt for which wo have nothing to show. And now it is proposed to force upon Omaha another cheap paving material just because it is cheap. Tlio Board of Public Works has designated overflow asphalt as the preferred paving material for streets that nro to bo paved with , nsphaltum this year. Ovorllow asphalt is a trifle cheaper than lake Trinidad , but it is not durable and will prove more costly in tlio end. It has had fair trial in Denver , and is pronounced a failjro. The Denver Board of Public Works lias this very spring excluded the overflow asphalt from paving materials , on the ground that the pavement tins proved o failure because it does not stand the ordinary wear and toa'r by reason of Us inferiority. It has boon conclusively demonstrated that overflow asphalt lacks compactness , disintegrates rapidly by tlio action of water , heat und air , ami has other defects that render it un desirable. The more fact that a ton-year guaranty to keep the pavement in repair is exacted - acted should have no weight in its se lection. The guaranty bond simply com pels the company to keep the pavement in repair for ton years. It is neither economy nor good policy to select any paving material that will require con stant repairing. It is the experience of all cities that contractors will not repair pavements until they have become al most impassable. This moans simply thnt our fatrcets are to bo full of ruts , rents and holes one half the year and lorn up while undergoing repair the other half of the year. It strikes us that Omaha ought to have had her eye teeth cut by this time on cheap paving material. While It is true that Trinidad lake asphalt is u monopoly and an expensive luxury , it is the only asphalt so far in use on both bides of the Atlantic that has stood the test of varied cllmato and hard usage , The dilToronco in cost between the lake and overflow aawlmlt is not worthy of consideration , any moro than thodlffor- once in the cost of sandstone and grnn- to. Inasmuch ns property owners have a right under the law to designate the [ > aving material , they should bo given Lho privilege of signing for such ma- .erlnl as has proved itself to bo most durable. The Board of Public Works even If it dooms It proper to permit > vcrllow asphalt to compete should not jar the property owners from rejecting it. In other words , those who want good asphalt should not bo driven to a choice jotweon poor asphalt pavement and stono. They might as well exclude as phalt altogether and compel ptoporly owners to choose between cedar block and stono. 11KUVKE Of' Representative O'Neill of Missouri Is another member of the democratic ma jority of the house of representatives who is not in complete sympathy wltu the parsimonious policy of Mr. llolman and his adherents. On Tuesday in the course of the discussion of a motion to strike out of the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill the appropriation of $ (15,000 ( to continue the preliminary sur vey for an intercontinental railway , the Missouri congressman appealed to the house to put a stop to the "poor , flvo cent way of doing business. " This is the second time within a week that tlio oconoml/.ors of the house have boon ro- lukod ) by a democrat , and there is in prospect moro of the same sort of com ment upon the policy of parsimony. It is expected that the proposition of the committee on appropriations to make a general tedrctlon in the salaries pro vided for in the legislative , executive and judicial appropriation bill will create - ate a big row among the democrats in the houso. The statement is made that some of the members who voted for IIol- man's economy resolution at the bogln- iilnir of the session are now regretting their action and are prepared to repudiate - ate it so fivr as the reduction of the sal aries of employes Is concerned. Some of those maintain that if the pay of em ployes in the various departments of the government is to bo cut down , justice re quires that the salary of congressmen bo also reduced , but ho will bo a bravo man who shall venture to propose this. The rejection of the appropriation for continuing the preliminary survey for an intercontinental railway if it should bo concurred in by the senate , which is not probable , would put an end for a time to that project , ono of the most im portant that received the approval of the pan-American conference. There is no longer any question as to the feasi bility of constructing such a railway , whatever doubts there may bo as to whether it would over became a prollt- able enterprise. The opinion of those who have given the subject careful and intelligent consideration is that there will bo no serious 'difliculty in building n railroad to connect the United States with the countries of Central and South America and that such a line would so stimulate commercial development in these countries as to render it highly profitable. The consensus of opinion also is that such a rail way would become of immense benefit and importance to the United States , both in its commer cial and political relations with the southern countries. It is not the intention , however , that this government shall have any part in the construction of an intercontinental railroad. Nobody proposes that the gov ernment shall invest a single dollar in the enterprise. It is only asked to do its share , with the other governments interested , in making a survey. There has already been expended in this work $180,000 , and it is estimated that $03,000 moro will bo required to complete it. To allow the work to halt for so small n consideration , with the risk of wasting what has boon expended , would mani festly bo foolish , well deserving to bo characterized as "a flvo cent way of doing business. " The democratic majority in the house of representatives underrates the intel ligence of the American people if it sup poses that such cheap economy as this will commend the party to popular re spect and confidonco. A MEKTINO of the friends of Senator Carlisle will bo hold at Frankfort , Ky. , today to determine upon a line of action in pushing bin candidacy for tlio nomi nation for president. It is to bo inferred from this that the senator is willing to outer the race , and if such is the case ho has probably become convinced that Mr. Cleveland cannot got the nomina tion at Chicago. Unquestionably Mr. Carlisle is the ablest democrat in public life , and if superiority in this respect were asutllciontclaimtofho nomination at Chicago ho would have no difliculty in securing it. Moreover , as was recently said by Mr. Wattorson , Carlisle origi nated the tarllT reform policy and Cleveland - land and the younger reformers have simply followed where ho led. It is also to bo said of the Kentucky senator that ho has boon more honest and sincere in the advocacy of this policy than moat of the others , not excepting tlio man who is put forward as its chief champion , for it is said that very soon after Cleveland had prominently identified himself with the tail IT reform movement lie became very apprehensive that ho had gone too far. But Mr. Carlisle comes from n southern state , although on the border , and for this his chances of getting the nomination at Chicago will bo very small. The practical politicians of the democratic party understand that the time lias not yet come for the election of a southern man , however distinguished his qualifications , to the presidency , and while they might bo well disposed to manifest their appreciation of the abil ity and claims of Mr. Carlisle , they know bis nomination would make the defeat of the party inevitable. Tin : anthracite coal combination is showing what it was organized for. For the second or third time it lias advanced tlio prices of coal , and it has also ad vanced transportation rates in some di rections. In further manifestation of its monopolistic policy it ban reduced production , throwing thousands of mon out of employment. The combination controls about 00 per cent of the anthra cite output , so that it practically has a monopoly of that fuel , and from wh it has thus far been shown of its policy the users of anthracite coal may form 6o : Idea of what .hoy will have to pay for It next winlorr The question becomes prosslngly porftfictU whether the combi nation is to boiiwrmlttod to carry out its schema of pUmdar unchallenged. It would seem to , bq unquestionable that already Its operations nro in violation of the anti-trust 1 | | - , Tin : question tltlo to the poor farm lots must bo settled by the courts , of course , but th fajjt still remains thnt the county is not bound to-mako good the bad Investnfbnts of purchaser * 'If the property -quadrupled in value , the form of action" would bo to qulol title and not 'tb 'secure a refund of money paid out'.fbr this property. The lawyers in tryln'g these casoi will admit thnt the plaintiffs are quite willing to dismiss the cases and quit claim the lots for a return of their money. WH nr.oHKT exceedingly that the re port of the citizens' memorial mooting , hold in the Chamber of Commerce In memory of the late Augustus Kount'/o , ns published In our morning edition , represents Dr. Miller ns say Ing * that the deceased had gone to Now York to re trieve his failures. What Dr. Miller did say was that , undaunted by repeated failures to complete satisfactory nego tiations pending between the Union Pacific and the city of Omaha , Mr. Kountzo had finally succeeded. A CoirNTY commissioner who is per mitted to travel all over the west in a special Union Pncitic directors' car , at the expense of tlio railroad companies , could not reasonably bo expected to favor an enterprise which will compote with the Union Pacific or relieve the people of the Union Pacillc bridge mo nopoly. _ OMAHA fools greatly gratified over the highly complimentary resolution spread uuon the minutes of the general conference regarding the reception tendered to that body by our municipal authorities. THK way Omaha grows is'well illus trated by the showing of April business at the postotllcc. The receipts for po.st- ago stmnn sales aggregate S2l-i91.UG , the largest on record. Mr.MoitiAL day should bo celebrated in Omaha in an appropriate manner but the Grana Army posts should not bo expected to contribute all the expense of the exercises. I'lttu of the Western Hun. H'lS/l/IU/IOH / / / I'oSt. A careful diagnosis of the Illinois case shows that Palmer captured the brass binds and Cleveland bus the delegates. r Thn f ? Denver , Jfcirs , B. Clark Wheotpr's declaration In the sll- vor state con volition was the procor slogan : "On to Minneapolis' , then to Chicago , and then , if wo are driver ( o it , on to Omaha 1" A Grand Sclitlincnc In 1'rnctlco. Boston Aileerttstr. The observance of ' 'Arbor day" this year seems to have been a ponoral ono throughout the commonwealth. , The custom Is both pleasing and sonslblo nud cannot bo too widely spread. The good results which will follow the adoption of , "Arbor day'1 by all communities throughout the country can hurdly bo overestimated. Vuluo of Orgiiiilrittloii. C/ifcii ; > lleiahl. No man sensible of the progress which has been made In the Industrial world during the past twenty years could look at tbo May day procession without rulloctlng upon the vast and bcmellcent results accomplished by tbo laboring masses of the United States smco they learned tbo power ot organization. But greater improvement in their condition is still not only possible but certain. Tbo way to roach it is plain , and it is a path of POBCO. Ballots , not bullets , will successfully overcorao tbo opposition. The nobility of labor Is not the vision of a dreamer. It is one of Uoil's truths. A Deserved Compllmrnt. PhllailelpMa Time * . Mr. Chllds goes on bis journey ( to tbo dedi cation of the Printers' Homo at Colorado Springs ) with none of tbo pretentious ot of ficial power , but bo most pointedly Illustrates In tbo generous homage ho will command throughout the ontira continent that tbo noblest position thnt can bo attained in our frco government Is the Illustration of tbo noblest , ptivato citizenship. Tbo accidents of power command homage from spoilsmen ana expectants , only to parish wbon power onas , but the men who can so grandly iilu.i- trato the best attributes of private citizen ship as to command a generous welcome in every section of the land has won tbo greenest - est laurels of the republic. The True rcuplo'rt .Honey. T/IJ Centura. The true "people's money" is thn best raouoy ; that Is , the money which will buy the most of wbal every man needs , and which will bt > worth the same this week as It was lust , tbo sums next year as thH year. Tlioro is no security for savings of any Ulna with any other standard of vuluo , no safety for loans , no Interest on bank deposits. Tbo man who aoolaros oboap money In any form to bo tbo "people's money" Ia the worst pos sible enemy of the people , for his policy , if carried out by the government , would rob tbo people of a largo portion of their hard-earned savings ; would cut down their wages , and would throw the whole buslaos of the country into confusion and doubt , sending paral ysis and disaster intu every industry and in to every branlihof tradoandcomuioroo. The worst Hultorors woUld bo tbo tellers of all kinds , tbo people of inoJorato moans , and the poor. If tbo advocates of free coinage were honest In li'olr ( ' , contention Hint the country's welfare w/juld / DO oiibanuod by uavlug both silver and gold ai a basis for Its currency , tboy vvqd.oonsont , to the coinage of a silver dollar wortb 100 cents ; but this tboy refuse to do. offfioy refuse to accept an honest dollar , aini'ilnjlst upon a dishonest dollar. They are not serving the people , but are serving thu do\Mlf'and the issue which they raise , far from boiiig u political one , is a moral ono of the ftrat'niugnitudo. UUMMKllT Otfl'1-lll ! CUM'MtKXCE. Denver News : Iav'dologntoi In thu Oma ha Molhodlst gunorul confentnco are too bravo. They proposa to coin pi : to In a talUing contest with IWO miuistc . linugmo their condition when thu contest Is over. Kansai City Ftar ; The lay delegates In the Methodist general conforoaco at Omaha were auoocsjful In their move for soparuto seals and a bettor chanoo to bo hoard. The American citizen , whether u delegate to a secular or religious body , who sums out to secure wider exercise for bis voice , is apt to succeed. Chicago News i Statlnici of tbo growth ot Mothodlsiu in tbo Unltod titnlot glvo an instructive example of modern church build ing. Though more than a century has alapaod siuco John \Voiloy' timu , tbo ratio of nrogresa among bis followers , both in number ! and iullucnw , atmually increases , As Methodism hui grown iu power and wealth it has , in the oltloi , discarded many of Its primitive features. It builds costly churches nnd has ornnto surroundings. But the Methodism ot the rural districts , where the croat strength of the body lias , has not materially changed , It is still n plonoor of ovangolUm and the spires ot its humble chapolt nro found In ovur.v bamlot. St. Paul Qlobo : Wbilo the religious formulas nro being overhauled nnd revised to meet the evolutions of knowledge , the developments of science and tbo roscarahot of scholarship , It will bo of Interest to note how far thh power fill religious school is getting Into the modern swim. It Is nnl understood thnt nny heretics are to bo treated specifically , 'but thuro will be out- cropplngs , no doubt , of the diverging ele ments , llko that recently bad at Minneapolis l-'ccloslnstloal politics will bo there with largo demands. The lay mon Insist thnt they are overshadowed by tbo moro llurnt nnd bolter known men of tlio pulpit , nnd ask thnt they may hnvo equality of unmoors nnd op portunity. The women , too , comprising two- Thirds of the membership In the church , nslc forsonts In the conference. Now York Tribune : A number of Interest ing denominational questions will como up before tbo present conference , but ills not likely that nny radical action will bo tnkon In regard to thorn. Of tneio nuostlons thnt of admitting women ns delegates to the general conference has cnllstod the most attention during the last four years. Though It has not rcrolvcd the roqulsllo three-fourths vote of tlio annual conference : ! , it h.ts developed a great deal of strength , especially in tlio west ; nnd its advocates will Imvo n good majoiity In the conference. Though this will not cn- nllo thorn to carry the measure , It will encourage - courage them to further efforts. In the Incnnwhllo , the nltllmlu of the mumpers on this question will moro or less intlnonco tholr nttltudo on other questions. There nro rnranrs , for Instance , tiint Ur. J. M. Buckley , the doughty opponent of women , may bo ousted from tbo editorship of The Chrlstnln Advocate of this city , and some ' 'woman's man" elected In his plaoo. It is oven whis pered that MUs Frances E. Wlllnrd will bo nomlniitod for the onico by the \vostirn Methodists. Than the old question of giv ing the laity nn equal representation with the ministers will como up. us well as tbo question of electing moro bishop ? , nnd inci dentally of electing n colored bishop. Ueso- lutlnns wilt also bo introduced to glvo tbo bishops diocesan jurisdiction and to limit their term of ofllco to four years. Chicago Inter Ocean : That the lay dole- untps gained an important victory In secur ing tbo right to sit separately in the confer ences of the Mothodlst Episcopal church is not to no assumed , of course , for thcro was no or little objection on the part of the min isters. A very good principle was estab lished , however. In no denomination of the Christian church Is there greater harmony or clcsor sympathy between the clergy and tbo laity than in tiio Methodist. It is prob ably the most democratic of nil the denomi nations , and the work performed by tbo two factors in their annual and quadrennial con ferences evinces a unity of purpose that re moves from debates anil discussions nil sug gestion of class distinction or factional dif ference. Novcrthelojs It Is to bo doubted If the church has had the full benefits possible to bo derived - rived from the advice , counsel , nnd co-opor.i- tion of the body that muv bo said to repre sent tbo secular interest of the church. The proportion of laymen to tbo number ot tbo ulcrgy is small in the conferences , and wbcro they sit commonly the result must bo , ns ono of the preachers in Omaha pointed out , the un fair subjection of the lay influence. Tlioro should bo no antagonism botwcon tbo two , but there should bo intelligent , honest coun terbalance. Tlio views of the laymen should bnvo clear , distinct expression , and this re sult can be accomplished moro easily nnd moro certainly if the laymen sit by thorn- solves and soparuto fiom the clergy , where they can confer readily together mid where tboy can sccuro bolter attention then when they uro scattered among and innocently overwhelmed by the ministers. It is feared by some that the separation inny tend to the creation of opposition and burtful dissension , n four wo believe to bo altogether crouud- loss. The laity is not less interested than the clergy in the welfnro of the churcb , in the Increase of its benelicenco , in tbo extension of its Influence ; and , though the opinions of tbo two may in some instances dlflor ns to the menus by which these desired ends may bo attained , it is cer tainly right that the utmost freedom in tbo discussion of nil measures and theories should bo secured to tbo members of tbo con- leronco ; nnd if n better understanding may bo developed , sounder conclusions reached , and fairer recognition of individual claims bo pained by tbo separation of the confer ence into two counteracting but not discord ant forces , ns is generally true of large de liberative bdics. ; the Methodists will have reason to congratulate themselves on Mon day's action botoro the present conference is ended. The Methodist church is doing n marvelously great work , greater than that of nny other Protestant denomination ; and ino reiison aouDtloss is to bo found in tbo fact that , tbo laity and clcrey work together with such earnestness and in such equality , mutually strengthening and aiding ; and It cannot bo dented thnt it is wlso to give such a zealous , courageous und devout laity a dis tinct value In the conferences of tbo churcb. ELF.MEXTS OF r.OUU ClIKUlt. Galvoaton News : Experience hits black eyes nnd Isr. very lama crloplo. Illnglinmtnn Ucpubllcan : A follow can't got a pull unless he has some push about him. Columbus 1'ost : It Isn't much trouble for a 111:111 to iiialto Ills mark lu politics the trouble Is In removing IU 1'iick : Ills Unclo's Heir Doctor , toll mo tbo worst. Doctor ( feelingly ) Your undo will gut well. Kansas City Times : Strawberries are a lltt lo cheaper , but bhortoaku cuts are just as small as in or. A NATUKAIi HUSUr/T. . Because JInv first I moved away A hundred wounds I hour , l t Yas Indeed n moving day ! It moved 11:0 tc despair. Now York Herald : Uncording Angel I want seine axs'stanee today. Michael Wlmt U thu matter ? UoL'ordliiK AiiK'el Tlireu sowliiL" olrolos moot ibis afternoon. Somorvlllo Journal : "Tall ; Is clump. " the probcrbsuys , but that Is no reason why any in im should bother hU neighbors with ehonp talk. _ Memphis Appeal : A Gorman physician bus discovered tlio meiiu.es buolllns. beleutjo has at last como to tbo hcrutcli. I'nok : Mrs , Ilonpock Take tluit down aaln nr.d I'll show you how It ) put It up rlKlit. Yu never did understand aticli muttum any way , and Mr. llenpeek ( as tbo pipe suddenly coiiins down ) Well , there ! I Impe you'io bootuil now. Somurvlllo Journal : First Snort Tlmt mini a prl70ll'htor'Why , lie husn't the Hut re- qulslto forenlorlir , ' the rink' . Hocuiid Sport Why ; licit ? Isn't ho big and stroni ; , and In porfciut physical cmidttt/in ? First Sport IIo looks as If lie m In lit lie all of Hccnnd Kport Well , what's the mutter with him llien ? 1'lrst port Why , you suy yourself ho's deaf and dumb. Philadelphia Times : Thuro Is nothing in thu world Hiieli need use should he Hindu of us one's time , and yut It's doubtful If younu man thinks of this us ho puts his watch In hook. WuBlilnt-'ton Star ; The pellciin IK ono of tlio few atilnmls tliut are justified 'Hi biting oil moro than they can uhew , .Muchlnlntu In SnsHliin. CmcAno , III. , May -J. At tbo aooond day's session of the Ii.lorualional Association of Machinists , iu session hero , the reports of tbo grand o Dicers were road. Urand Muster Crnomor reported that tha number of unions Where laveYou Been ! In tthat | iart of tlie habitable globe < locs ( tlicman live whoi riles without address or datc.tliui"I'or the fust time your Great Remedy lor Pain , ST , JACOBS OIL has been brought to my knowledge I" Is there n man , woman or child who 9 does not knowlliat It cures Rheumatism , Neuralgia , Sciatica , Lumbago , Sprains , Bruises , Cuts , Hurts , Headache , Toothache , Frost-bites. Thousands testify that for all Achts and Pain i its cure U Prompt and Permanent. bud Inororvsed from 173 to 27.i since the meeting. The report also advocated the nfllllatlon ot the machinists' association with thtvl of tha International lirotborliood ot Ma chinists' Trotlos. niKWitr it.irKs virr. I.nko Traftlo Pnnitpl | < Through Ilne to JHiikn liiMrr ! l ( > M . Uinciao , 111. , May 4. Tno rnto of sixth class freight from Ohlcapo to the seaboard will bo rod need to 20 cents par 100 pound * . It was decided last ovonliiR that such n cour o was unavoidable in vloiv of the reduction nl- rendy inndo from tiu Louis and Poorlrx. Hut this decision wns only ranched nftor every po slblochanco of moating the situation In another way Im.l boon put to the test and failed. Tlio ndjournod inootln ? of the Cut- cdRoconimlttooof the Contr.il TrnfUo asso * rlntlon was as barren of results at the ses sion of Monday. The Vnmlcrbllt party , In cluding President Donaw of the Now VorK Central , nnd 1'rcslilont Ink'nfls ot the Uic Four , nrrlvod here yesterday afternoon from Now Vork and were mot by I'roMdont Newell - well of tba Lnko Shore , President Lctlyard of the Michigan Central , nnd Vlco President McCron of the Pennsylvania. A tnootluc of these railroad magnates wns held last ovon- Inp , nnd nlthouph no olllclnl nnr.otinconiont hn < \ been innda of tlio conclusion reached It Is understood thai Chairman IHanchnrd will authorize the Chlcueo ro ds to reduce the grain rate to the 'JO cent b'tsls. Had another course been ndoptod tlioro is no doubt tbo re duction would Imvo been m.ido without nu- thoritv by the Chicago .t Krlo , nnd probably by the Baltimore & Ohio nnd Grand Trunk. " "After tbo conforo'jcb the Vnndorbilt party loft for the cast nnd will attend tbo annual meetings of the Michigan Control nnd Lake Shore roads nt Detroit and Cleveland. The estimated cross earnings of tbo entire system of tlio ChicagoKoclc Island A ; Piiclllo road during the month of April nro ? 1WI- ! ) , I'JI , nn Increase ns compared with thote of tbo corresponding month last year uf $ J1- COfl. COfl.Tbo Tbo report from Denver that President Cable of the Itook Island is soon to resign his onico and bo succeeded by President Truos- dale of the Minneapolis & St. Lotmit denied by olllcials of the comoany. General Mana ger St. .John says there Is certainly no truth In the report. TM'O CO/.OfM/HI MlMiltS Their Ilitdlrx Itloun 1'lrros ID liy IhoAcci- iliMitnl i : | > loslcm < il I'oHer. . Asrr.x , Colo. , May 4. Charles JAjrrv and Harry Qulpg mot death lait night by nn explosion - plosion In the workings of the Cameron , a property of the Argentina Junintn Alining company , About 7 o'clock nn explosion was beard , but the miner. ' ; thought it was noth ing but un ordinary blast nnd paid no atten tion to it.Vhun lutichUmo came nnd Ferry nnd Quigg did not nppoar search was insti tuted. The bodies of tbo mon were found in fragments , mingled with u mnss of rock nnd earth fora distance of fifty feut nlong the drift. It was Impossible to Identify either of tbo remains. Their beads were severed from the trunks and masses of Hush were found sticking to the walls of the drift. The cause of tlio explosion can only bo surmised , us there were "no eye witnesses. The men had abnut twontv-jlvo pounds of powder , und it la supposed this wui accidentally exploded. Ferry leavns a wife and four children. Qulgg was about 20 years old , and loaves n mother , sister and brother residing nt this place. This mnitcs live mon thnt have been killed In this mine within the past year. AlltiU'rd tlio Horses to Starve. SfOKANi : , Wash. , May 4. Tbroo dead horses were discovered today a fo\v miles east of Uoss Park , a suburb of this city. Two of thorn wore tied to a tree , ono being tied to the tail of the other. The horses bud boon dead probably six weeks or two months , and were equipped with saddles and Dridles. They Had oaten all the grass surrounding them , nnd had almost eaten through the tree to which thov were tied. They undoubtedly Dcrisuud from starvation , lifvostlgation ic- veiled ; that the horses bau been saddled and bridled by Van Clove , Dower and Palchoti , three hor.so thieves , with the Intent of mounting them and leaving the country , but boincr urivstod in the meantime , tbo horses were loft to starve. I , cut In thn Mtinltoli.i Storm. MIN-NC.VVOU < I , Minn. , May ! . Ucports from Winnipeg and the northwest territories indi cate that last week's storm was severe in the the northwest. The McLeod mail , which started from that town on Monday , has not yet been hoard from. Tbo driver did not roach tbo first stopping place , which U flvo miles from MuLeod , and it is sunuosod that ho has been lost on the prairie. Dr. Lovlutr- heart , who loft two iveeks ago for ICnco Hill crook for coal , has not been board of since and it. Is supposed that ho has been lost In the storm. Arrlihlslinji Kciirick Very I'onblP. ST. Louts , Mo. , May 4. A great deal of anxiety tins boon caused In Catholto circles by Archbishop Kourick'a inability to fill bis confirmation engagements. Ho wns com pelled on Sunday to disupooint the parish of the Holy Trinity In North St. Louis , where ho was announced to administer tbo sacrament. The archbisnoaeasms never to havu rallied from tlie attack of fgobloness which seized him shortly after his Jubilee celebration , Torrorinliy \ D l 1S02 hij Jitmci Gmilt'i Hc'iu1 ! " | Cuu.ssnr.s , May 4. fNow York Henild Ca ble Special loliiK Ilr.fi.Tho ) Gormnti or- rested as the supposed author of the latest dynnmlto explosion on the Houlcvard San- vonloro hn > boon releasedthere being no ovi- donro against him. In fnct , tbo I.tcgo an thorillcs hnvo no clew to the Identity of tbo authors of the four lust d.vnnmlto outrages. - This Increases the terror of the population ami tbo panic Is spreading to UrmsoU some' j what. All sorts of Manning rumors nro In circulation. Among tlioin Is n story of tin / discovery of dynnrmtu cartridges In tin / government offices ; nUo n plot for blowlnfi " up the Monnaio theater tonight , when tbo king nnd queen will bo present. The au thorities ridicule tlio sinister whlspcri. Tiiifio.vr u.i.vr.i MI.I.V. Chlrngo Slrn 1rll Why Congress Should < ! | M < the World's I'alr .More funds. Cnicuio , III. , May4. A spoclal mooting oi | the World's fair directors was bold yester day to honr the report of the committed \\nlchvlsllcd\Vnshliigton and appeared bo. fore the house World's fair commission , ta , glvo reasons why congress should appropri ate an additional fS.OOO.OOO to carry thu work to n successful completion. The report of tbo committee Is n lengthy document , going Into ' the dotnlt of thn work done by the Clilcaco directory nnd stating that the whole matter now rests with congrois. ICIgbt millions of dollars are needed to complete tbo work. The " " board guarantees that Chicago will subscribe , if necessary , 1,000,00 ! ) of this amount , and congress ought to make nn appropriation to cover thu balanco. The Idea of the loan l.s combated ns wrong , the committee believing the loan xvouhl not bo In nccord or In har mony with the spirit of the law , and that such legislation would do violence to the theory of the relationship of the government to the exposition. Kii.iiainn xttr .t tsurr.i/r&r. She Denies thn Story Told liy the Secret Service. Nr.w Yoitic , MayI. . Mrs. Tbcouhlla Krnomcr , wbo , nceordlng to the Htissian government's representatives In this city nnd lu Washington , has boon trying to go to Russia in tbo guise of the Uod Cross society , wbiloln reality Intending to secure admission to the empire for the promotion of bor own schemes , is not , ns has boon Mipuosod , on her wav to St. Petersburg , but Is lu her house nt Stclnway , L. I. A reporter found tbo woman In H lavishly furnished villa and In their talk she said that she wns not n socInlUt , but claimed to bo morolv a patriotic Polish woman , and said that If the Kusslnn authori ties had prevented her going to Kussia.lt was because they were jealous of the Interest taken by a Polish oxllo In the welfare of boi people. Chill' * Uullrond Mumigenient. "ft [ rn ) > i/rlililctl ( JSJ.'fcj//.t n-i f7'f 1 1 UrnntU , SSTiAtio , Chill ( via Oalvcston , Tex. ) Mav 4. [ Hy Mexican Cable to tbo Now York Herald Special to Tin : Dm : . ] As I cabled you from hero the other day In relation to tha quoition of railroad re forms , the conservatives intend ut the com ing session ol congress to introduce mo is- tires advocating the sale or lonso of tha rouds. The Idea is stippurtod by the opposi tion papers. A statement of thu accounts ot the railroads shoas that the running ex penses nrc M ) per cent , while the prollts , ac cording to the books , nro very slight In com parison. The sumo capital in the hands of private persons would yield at least ( i pur cent Interest. It is presumed thnt if there H no sale and the leuso should remain in the bands of the government , the opposition will seek to disfranchise the employes in order to prevent the party in power using thorn as voters. This schcmo is not likely to bo cat riod out. The suit of the Chilian government against the construction company was mo- scntcd In the courts ttiday. Relative to tbo contemplated line of steam ers between Now York nnd California , sev eral merchants here are anxious that tbo vessels should cnll at Valparaiso both going nud returning. Presidential Election. .1 li j < Jamtl ( Jnnlnn I Oiifiio , Bolivia ( via Galeoston , Tox. ) , Mav 4. [ IJy Mexican Cable to the Now York Herald Special to Tin : Hr.i.j : The presidential elections in this country will bo held on Monday next. The candidates nro Pachoi'o , Cnmncho and Bnpttstn. The last named is the clerical candidate. The indications are that the vote for the thrco will bo so close that none will secure enough to bo elected. It is said that an agreement has been entered into bolweon Pachcco and Cum.icho whereby the former will throw bis votes over to Camacho. Congress will tbon bo called upon to decide tbo election. Chicago .s.ilc > i > nlircior | .tlurilereil. CIIICMOO. III. , May 4. .lohu Hoppo , i -saloonkeeper tit lOo Canal Port nvonuo , was found dead In his &aloon at midnight last night. Ho bad two bullet wounds , one In the head and another in the left sido. Steerage. I'nssctiKertt Vufclimtcil. NEW YOHK , May 4 , Variolold davclouod among the stccrace passengers on the West- ornland , which arrived here yesterday , nnd liS ; ; ) of bor stcorago passengers were vno- cluatcd. Short Work Tor Dynuinllers. MAUUIII , May ! . At a ministerial meeting today the cabinet decided on tbo Introduction In the Cortes of a measure providing for tba trial of dynamiters for murder without a Jury. , lny ( iniild HUH Another Cninilclilld. Ni\v : YOKIC , May 4. It transpires that on Monday night n now girl buby came to the ( coruo liojld household. Now there nro two boys and two girls. rf" & CD. \V. \ ( Jornor 15U aul l jilu ; Sti. Making A Home Run We've put nearly 400 suits on the front counter , selected from 30 or more different lots in the stock which we'll close out this week , some of them at S7.50 , some at $8.50 , others at $10 and still others at $12.50. They're all our own make , nicely trimmed , in light and dark colors ; plain or mixed cassimeres , with choice of either sack or cutaway. You'll acknowledge they're worth a good deal more when you see them , but our excuse is a backward sea son. We'll guarantee the fit to be per fect and the styles the very latest. Noth ing the matter with them but the price. As long as they last we'll fill mail orders. ro wning. King & Co : .cr ; ! I S..W. Cor. istli & Douglas sis.