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THE DAILY BJflJB. I' . HOSKWATEll , Editor. PUDUSHKU KVKUY MOHNINO. TKIt.MS OK SUilHimilTION. Pally Urn'without 8undny ) Ono Year. , t B 00 Jtallv nnd Sunday , Ono Year 1" o } ' Hlx Months R r n Tlirro Months , .1JC ! Humlnjr lire. Ono Yrnr f ' Hiittinfny Ilcc , Orio Year \ ° " Weekly Uce , Ono Year l ° ° OlTIt'ES. Omnhn.Tlio lien HnlMlng. Houth Oninhn , corner N mid 2Clh StrcoU Council IlliifTs , 12 IVnrl Htroot. Clilrncn Olllco. 317 fliiinilHT of Comnrnrcp. Now York , Hooins 13 , 14 nnd ID , Tribune Iltilldlne. Washington , fil3 roiirtprnth SlrcoU COHKKSt'ON'nKNOE. All rnmtininlcatlons relntlne to news nnd editorial inattur should bo addressed to the IMItorlnl Department. WJSINKSS I.ETTEUS. All Im.slness let tors anil remittances should 1o nddiwpil toTlio lleo Publishing Company , Omaha. Ilrafl.s , chock * nnd postolllcn orders to bo rnado ptiyablu to the order of the com pany , TUB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. HWOltN STATEMENT OP OIHOULATION Hlnln of Nebraska , I I'liuiily of Douglas. I ( leorgo II , 'IVwhimk , secretary of Tim "r.n ruhll.shlng company , iloos solemnly swnnr that ilmiieltmFclrculiir.m : . < > rriin DAILY Ho : for tlinwuok ending January til , 1803 , was us follows : Humlay , January 15 Monday , Jiinuury 10 Tuesday. Jatuuiry 17 Wednesday. January 18 ' Thursday , January 10 H'l'ZJn ' rrldny. January ! ! U Rl'Jfii ( Saturday , Jnntmiy 21 144,610 (1EOUCK ( H. T/HJIIUOIC. ( Sworn to before mo nn.l mibscrlbcrt In my presence this 'Jlst. diiy of .limitary. 1H93. tbeal ] N. 1' . 1''KIL , Notary I'ubllo. o Clrciiliitlon for Da r , -J , 520 TUB uiuiHiml umount of ice in the rivers portondfl disastrous spring Hoods. Tun excessively cold weather has cro- ntcd an oyster famine in the cast , and the fresh llsh supply is also running bhort. IP AN old-fashioned winter means an nbundunt harvest , as is generally sup posed , the present year ought to bo one of plenty. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THE state of Now York has been rep resented in the senate by many abler Htatostnon than Senator Murphy , but not often by a sharper politician. REPORTS of the condition of trade' in Great Britain show that there was an iivorago falluig off In the value of experts - ports of 8 } per cent in 1892 as compared with 1801. A THOROUGHLY enterprising thief never misses an opportunity to carry off anything that is portable. A skeleton was stolen from a Chicago physician the ether day. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tun appropriations of the various elates for World's fair exhibits aggro- pate $3,000,015 , but there is not one state in the union that will not wish that it had appropriated more before the exposition - position is closed. THERE is evidence in the news from Berlin that Emperor William Is not BO daft as Bomo of his detractors would like to have folks believe. Ilia adaptation of many features of the Bimnarckian policy shows that the young ruler's early teaching was not in vain. TUB awful railroad accident at Alton Junction , 111. , by which a largo number of people wore killed and injured , ap pears to have been entirely duo to the carelessness of a switchman. It was one of these periodical horrors which seem the moro pathetic and painful because so utterly inexcusable. OUR late minister to Russia , Charles Emory Smith , says that Russia respects the opinion of America and is not in- Bonsiblo to the voice of honest criticism. If this is true , why does not that coun try allow American criticism to intlu- once hop in the treatment of her sub jects ? The truth is that Russia is ob- Htlnatoly fixed in her determination to .disregard the sentiment of the world. THE name of Moses Loria , a wealthy Hebrew who recently died in Milan , de serves to bo honored through coming ages. IIo loft a fortune estimated at $5,000,000 , to the city of' Milan to found an institution to supply work to worthy persons unable to llnd employment else where. Ttiis is genuine charity of the most practical and useful kind , and the example which it places before the world is worthy of imitation by ether millionaires. THE course pursued by the torics of Canada in their efforts to throttle the annexation movement is likely to have an effect opposite to Unit intended. They arc making war upon a journal recently started in Toronto to advocate continen tal union. Newsboys are bribed not to soil it , dealers are threatened with boy cott if they keep it upon their counters and merchants are afraid to use its columns for advertising purposes. Such a policy can only result in the defeat of these who are responsible for it , for fair -play has plenty of friends in Canada. IT is said that the demand for coa from all points on the Reading com pany's lines is the heaviest on record. This shows how infamous the extortion of the comblno is , for it emphasizes the fact that coal is a necessity of lifo which the people cannot dispense with , not withstanding that they are campolled to pay far moro than it is worth. If it were possible to put the price up to 820 per ton without danger of Buffering violence lence at the hands of an outraged people the anthracite robbers could probably Boll all Uioy could produce OVOH at that figure. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THOSK who complain of the severity ol the wouthor in this country may de rive some comfort from the fact that Europe is suffering a great deal worse from low temperature than America is. The cold has boon Intense in all parts of northern Europe , nnd the poor have been terribly pinched. In" the city of Berlin three persons were recently found frozen to death on the streets In 11 slnglo day. In that city it ia said that 100,000 men are out of employment , and this moans that many thousands huvo not the means to keep warm with such eovoro weather prevailing. The present winter will go on record as one of the most rigorous of recent yours both in this country mid In Europo. rnvnsTOtrs irm/w/M. I M r , . The following letter hat bcon handed to Tun HKE for publication : OMAHA , Jan. 23. To My Republican Friends ; When I consented to become a ean- dldnto lor senator I illil so upon my personal rcsiKHisibillty , knowing of no re.ison why I might not aspire to represent the people of the state of Nebraska. I am ntlvlscil , however - over , Hint the affairs of my cllont nwy suffer If I persist in my candidacy. I ewe to these great interests which I rep resent professionally 'an absolute loyalty with which my personal ambitions have no right to Interfere. Moved , therefore , by the highest considerations of duty , I withdraw from the senatorial conto.it. My chlaf re- prut Is Unit 1 disappoint and perhaps em barrass my friends , whoso .Rood opinion I value moro than polltlc.il preferment. JOHN At. TnrusTo.v. Mr. Thurston's withdrawal from the senatorial race will create a profound' sen ntion. Mr. Thurston has a largo following among republicans in thologishvtiironml had iK'comc an important factor in the present senatorial contest. While handi capped by the position ho holds as gen eral attorney of the Union Pacific rail road , lie would certainly have developed a givut deal of strength whenever the pivotal point in the contest was readied. L ) Mr. Thurston is very popular not only with republicans but with inon of all parties who come In contact with him , and would perhaps have drawn us many or more votes out of the opposition camp than any other republican. Ills with drawal will very materially change the situation. It will strengthen Senator Paddock , in whose interest Thurston lias doubtless been called off by his company , but it will by no moan * give Mr. Pad dock a walk-away. There are still sev eral Riehmonds in the Hold who may dispute Ills supremacy and prevent u consolidation of republicans in his favor by caucus rule or otherwise. The contest from now on will become moro interesting from day to day , and the chances are it will continue to the end of this month. .IA' KriL , THAT XKKDS The efforts of the sub-committoo of the committee on manufacturer" of the house of representatives to collect facts in the principal cities in respect to the condition of the unfortunate people who toil for beggarly wages under what is known as the "swcating''nystom were suc cessful enough , but the report of the com mittee docs not afford much light as to what methods tire most practicable for the abolishment of the ovll. ' 'Children in every condition of filth and health , " say * Chairman Warner , "swarmed in most of the shops. In the last one wo visited everyone had gone except two worn-out follows , who had made a pile/ of the bundles of goods ready to bo made up , upon which , without bed clothes , they proposed to sleep , without change of the filthy condition of their persons or their clothes. The 'sweater' and the 'sweated' perfectly agreed as to the miserably low wages paid. " The worst state of things was found in Now York and Philadelphia. These cities , wo boliovo. are first and second respectively of the cities of the United States in the manufacture of clothing. To this industry the system under dis cussion is chlolly confined. In Chicago the poor people who work under it were reported us being in batter condition , end yet itis ouly.u few days since an in vestigation there showed that women were finishing vests at ono cent apiece , living in wretched quarters and barely able to keep body and soul together. It is not to bo supposed that the evils of this system are wholly duo to the niggardliness of em ployers , although it had its origin in a form of competition that depended for its succors upon starvation wages. Grad ually it became moro generally adopted by the batter class of employers as a means of self-defense , and now a great portion of the work done for the clothing manufacturers goes through the hands of the miserable starvelings in the tenement houses. This has boon vigorously and bitterly condemned by the regular worklngmon and in sonio states attempts have boon made to' sup press it by law. Whether congress will undertake to do anything about it or not does not appear. The report of the com mittee referred to does not hold out much encouragement that any practical method of dealing witli the question has occurred to those who have given their attention to it. iY.t3YOiV.tr. A formidable opposition to national quarantine has developed in the liouso of reprojontativos , and the advocates of that system are said to bo apprehen sive of defeat in the lower branch of eongres'j. Now York democrats have been very active in encouraging opposi tion , and they have baon aided by the southern representatives. The state delegations of Louisiana. South Carolina lina , Georgia , Virginia and ether states , who uro opposed to any intorfor- once on the part of the nn- tional government with the state authorities , readily joined force ? with the Now Yorkers and the combina tion is holiovod to bo strong on jugh to defeat the bill providing for national quarantine. Even it its opponents have not sufficient numo--ieal strength they can wear out the session by filibustering. This opposition is mainly political. Tammany does not want national quar- untlno because it would take some political patrotnj i away from it , and the southern roprotontutlvoj do not want It booaiBo It would mntravouo tholr notions about the rights of the states. Thus the welfare of the entire coun try is to ba jeopardize. ! for a political idea which in Its application to this matter - tor Is plainly ridiculous. There Is not a reasonable doubt that the federal gov ernment hui a conitltutlonal right to as sume control of qua 'luitluo , and the ad vantages of having a uniform system under ono miuuigoinant ave so obvious that no ono can fail to BOO thorn. It is the tostimjiiy of tlnso who have given this subjoat intelligent anil careful con sideration that state qiuruutlnin ave costly , conflicting , oanriolous and wholly unrollnblo. They are oostly In that they often lnr > ese unnecessary and vexatious restrictions upon travel ntrl traffic. They are conflicting , bacauso they are the outooma of varying de grees of civilization and Intelligence. They uro capricious , because too often the response to papulae clam ) r. accented by popular miporstltton and popular fear , They are unreliable. bnoiuiBo all oxpo- rlonco , foreign and domestic , proves the futility of quarantines of exclusion nnd military cordons between states nnd communities on the tnmo continent. A national quarantine , or eanltnry service , would impose the minimum" of Interference with commerce , while secur ing the maximum of protection to the public health. The effect upon the public mind of es tablishing national quarantine would bo salutary , and this is by no moans an un important consideration. Popular confi dence in the protection provided against the Introduction of disease is very essential from a practical point of view , for people will not travel It they appro- bond danger of bolng exposed to contagion " gion or Infection. It will not bo possible to induce the public to have the snitio confidence In state quarantine that it would have in a national system. If the proposed legislation falls It will become the duty of fiioh- state to adopt the most rigid safeguards to exclude from its boundaries contagious and in fectious diseases , these of the interior being quite as much concerned in this matter as the seaboard states. Even with national quarantine the states would doubtless make some special pro vision for their own protection , but this will bucomo imperative in the absence of u national system. The danger may prove not to bo so serious as is appre hended , but no mistake can bo made in adopting the most thorough precautions. M'KKUIHAN'S ItllKUMATlSM. Congressman MuICelghan has a grievance against Tun Unn for making the statement that Ho has lately beun under the Influence of liitior. ( In speaking of the uattor tonight the congressman from the Fifth district said : "The report does mo a great inJury - Jury ; I think I know the source of Tun BEB'S Information , and I wish to say that the democrats who g.ivo out the state ment will repent thulr action In sackcloth and ashes before I am through with them. The fact of the matter is I am only in Lin coln now for the reason that my health will not enable mo to get away. 1 am suffering from inllaminutory rheumatism and am under going the severest tre.itment. I never drink liquor of any kind. I c.iti truth fully say that I never drank a glass of liquor in my life , except , when the doctors gave it to mo for the rheumatism. What is more , I will say that I never lua an o.ith , never tell smutty stories , and I have never played a game of cards in my lite. Lifo Is too short , and there are too many serious things to bo considered.1 Lincoln Letter to The Jiee , The representative of TUB BEE at the state capital may have been misinformed concerning the recent indisposition of Congressman MoKoighan , and his ver sion of the cause of his detention at Lin coln is cheerfully given to the public. Had Mr. MoKoighan boon con tout with i bare denial of the report that ho has icon on a protracted , spree THE BEE vould desist from further comment and ivo him the benefit of his story. But viion a man of McKoighan's notorious jad habits at homo and abroad denies > oint blank that ho has never taken a drop of liquor except upon a doctor's ) roscription for rheumatism wo feel im- icllcd to say that God bates a liar. Did Congressman McKeighan have a M-oscription for rheumatism from his lector when ho was acting as judge in Webster county and in a befuddled con dition tried a case against himself and certified his findings upon the docket ? Was rheumatism responsible for tiiat nomorablo jamboree when ho came to Omaha in 18S7 to shako hands with rover Cleveland , who was then swing- , ng round the circle on u presidential tour ? Did ho bring his rheumatic prescrip tion with him last November after the election when ho cnmo to Omaha to jubiluto with the democrats over the re election of Cleveland ? If rheumatism has the same effect upon Mr. McKeighan that snakes have in the boots of people wlio take ginger in their toddy the proper treatment would bo the bichloride of gold cure. And why docs Mr. MoKoighan linger at Lincoln if ho tolls the truth about his rheumatic affliction ? Why doesn't ho go to Hot Springs , Florida or southern California ? Doesn't Mr. MoKoighan know that Lincoln is the worst place in America for rheumatics and jimjams when a legislature is in session ? TIIK VUTVllK OF SlLVKll. President Andrews of Brown univer sity is one of the American delegates to the international monetary conference In a recent address ho considered the question whether there is any hope that ether nations will agree with the United States in the establishment of bimotalic money. IIo said it scorned to him that there is some hope of this on ono condi tion , namely , that by suspending the purchase of silver wo force ether nations , and particularly Great Britain. to realize the grav ity of the situation. IIo said that nothing was plainer to the American delegates in the conference than that wo had been doing Europe's difficult work in this matter , and so long as wo persist in this , said Mr. Andrews , Eu rope will not trouble herself about recti fying the world's nionotarv disorders. The fact that Mr. Andrews is a warm friono of bimotallsm gives special weight to ills views , but it is very doubtful If a majority of the American people are in accord with him. On the contrary there is reason to bollovo that were the question of stopping the pur chase of silver submitted to popular veto the opposition to it would be largely in the majority. The idea of forcing Great Britain or any European nation to u larger recognition of. silver Is not ono that appeals strongly to the American mind , and yet it may became necessary in order to secure the sort of agreement respecting silver which the United States desires. Can wo bo sure that stopping the purchase of silver would result in causing Great Britain to realize the gravity of the situation ? It would scorn that such n stop Is hardly necessary to accomplish this , uor is it entirely clqar that it would have that effect. But ut any rate the Immediate future of .Bllvor is not likely to bo af fected by legislation stopping its pur chase by the government. There Is very llttlo probability that the measure re ported to the senate for this purpose will reach a voi.ojn thiaoongross. Tlioro la a dllToroucor of opinion as to what would lib 'the fate of the bill if It nhould comq Jl \ n vote In the sen ate , but there Is no doubt that the oppo sition Is strongnough to keep the sub ject in dlBCiissipu until the session ends , and this It has determined to da. AH to the house , tlio p ' Is unquestionably a majority ngniiwUroponllng the silver purchase law itiUc.ss some legislation equally favoraljlo' ' a silver shall take Its place. This is the position of the demo cratic members 'r ' ni the south and the west almost to a .man. They are willing to lot the Sherman act go upon the con dition that the Bland law bo restored , or BOino other silver legislation of that kind bo enacted. The Indications are , therefore , that this country will continue to maintain its existing rela tions to silver at least until the next congress shall have an opportunity to act , and It is hardly worth while to con jecture what may then bo done. IX Sittn II DAKOTA. The problem of regulating nnd licens ing prohibition is running a close race with the divorce question in the legislature - laturo of South Dakota. The former is confessedly moro injurious to public morals than the latter. Tlioro Is no immediate prospect of resubmission - submission , if reports are to bo relied on , consequently the authorities of vari ous cities are striving to devise some means by which the vendors of grog may bo compelled to contribute to the laintenanco of municipalities. The ovylng of monthly fines , as practiced in Iowa , is vigorously resisted by people fho Imagine that the law is doing all it lined to do. On the other hand , officers f various cities confess their inability o control- the traffic , dispensed , as it is , lore or less openly , in drug store sa- eons , in joints and peddled by boot- eggcrs. In most towns there is no pro- .eiiso of enforcement. Last summer the city fathers of Sioux 'alls ' deliberated for weeks on a scheme ubinitted by the collector of internal 'cvciiuc. ' providing for the establishment .ml maintenance of municipal saloons. V bill embodying the scheme is now be- 'oro the legislature. Of course , u measure of any kind logal- zlng the sale of liquor would bo n viola- ion of the constitution , nor is it likely ho projected scheme , if practicable , vould improve the condition of affairs. That some measure of relief is proposed s instructive asyell as illustrative of u ividesproad desire to evade and nullify hat which the voters had not the cour- igo to defeat at the polls. Under the municipal saloon scheme ho mayor of any Incorporated city tvould bo saloon' manager in chief , with power to appoint ooBiib manager of the town saloon at u'ltalary ' of not moro than S150 a month , tliolatter , appointing his bartenders at a salary of not more than $75 a month , hybrid with the consent of ' io mayor. , , . . An interesting feature of the bill is lint city councilman are obliged to co operate with tlio mayor in buying and sampling all liqUprs to see if they are mro. When inrdoubt theconscientious , councilman can , kcep sampling every day until his mind is inado up. Advocates of the bill tire ready to give a practical demonstration of its opera- ion in the state capital , and it is not mprobablo that.tho legislative solons will consent to do the sampling as a preliminary to conviction. MuzilliiK the Wutululog. Chlmoo TlnnK. Economist Holmau is trying to abolish the Washington zoological gardens. Mr. Ilolnuui doesn't want any more curious animals than himself at the capital. Cures for Huiiuullciiii Ilia. Jicw Icr Iteconlcr. Turn the bosses out. Lot the people in. If this is done hero and elsewhere the party will march to victory In 1800. Wow , \V' " 'I Denver ffcws. Rebellion against the domination of the democratic party by Wall street is spreading , and spreading , too , among the great demo cratic dailies of the country , and the men who make issues and win victories upon them. Where Jtulorni U Nrmlcil. The now governor of Kansas is particularly severe in his denunciation of "the rich who ride iu their gilded carriages. " And wo ( liilto agree w'ith him. Any rich man who persists in riding In n circtis-parado chariot should bo treated for paresis. Must Kick to Mold the Job. Gti > l > c-ncin < f , .it. The politicians of Canaan , it Is said , are all opposed to annexation. This is easily understood. The politicians would bo much smaller men under the projwsod arrange ment than they are now , although Canada , ofcourso , under this scheme , would inaimgo her own local affairs , us the states of the union have always done. Hut the politicians in Canada do not represent public opinion any moro than these In the United States do. Canada is not going to knock for admis sion into the union for a few years yet to come , but she will do this some day , despite the hostility of the politicians to such a move. Ono of Iliiyr ' J ltnlUt > uii > lti Journal. ICx-President Hayes was tko author of ono of the best political maxims on record. It was ho who said : "no serves his party best who serves his country best. " The expres sion occurs in his iiidtigiiral address. In urg ing the necessity 6f leivil service reform and fidelity to pnlillo trust he said : "Tho president 6f the United States of necessity owes hlsJ election to oiUco to the sulTrago and zealous1 labors of a political party , the inembers'oT which cherish with ardor anil regard ( t of essential importance the principles of 'their ' party organization. Hut ho should strlw to bo always mindful of the fact that ho siiVves his party best who serves his couutryTbost. " i.r.nisL.iTififK Axn f.oiinr. Fairmont Signals .About the only man of any prominence wh'q fulled to get a veto for senator was the nolfu-lous Taylor of malodorous ' ous fame. , ti , Tecumseh Chieftain : The average legisla tor is now racking his brain trying to think of some bill to introduce which will Indicate to his constituents that ho is thinking of tholr interests. It very often happens that their inactivity in this matter is more potent for good than their most energetic efforts. Fremont Flail : RepresentativeDicker - son has Introduced In the Nebraska house a bill providing for the exhibition of nil notes or other evidences of credits to the assessor , and tor identifying the same for taxation , mid prrovldlng penalties for Its violation. Now lot something bo done In that direction promptly and effebtually. Beatrice Times : A bill has been Intro- ducal into the state senate to amend the Australian ballot so ns to place party nominees in u column headed by an emblem to bo adopted by the state. Such an amend ment to the l-iw has been frequently advo cated by the Times. It would greatly facili tate voting and thocounting out after the veto was cast. Tlio Australian ballot has come to stay and lot us inako It ns perfect ns possible. Krleinl Telegraph Throa bills for the regulation of the telephone monoiwly Imvo been presented bc-foiv the logl.sl.iiuro The IHxjplonro becoming hc.u'ttly tired of this arrant monopoly and nn.V'hlntr looking llko relief will bo halloa with ilolht. ! If over J them was a conwratlon without a soul In the United Suites , it U the Hull telephone inonojMly , Syracuse Journal : The devil wan the llrst liolltlcal lobbyist of whl"h wo hive : any record. Ho tried his hand < | ulto success , fully with Kvo in the pardon of Eden , but made n mlsomblo failure of It when ho taeklod Christ on the mountain , f/itterly , however , to all nppe iranccs , ha Is ( hiding smooth s.Ullnsr , bj.Uto and oil rooms bi'lng In more special demand among patriots and re formers. J/K.V ( ) ! ' .VOrii' . It Is aaIII that Mgr. Satolll , the papal delo. Rate to America , will receive SO.IKW annual salary. The full mine of the now populist gov ernor of Kansas Is Loraluo Ucmoithones Lowelllng. Uussull Sago began his business career In n grocery store nt Troy. N Y. , where the young lady who afterward became Mrs. Sago WAS attending s.-hool. Sir Arohlb.ilil Alison , ono of the Hrltiah generals soon to bo rotlreil , l.s a son of the historian. Ho ins a ero.litablo career , cov ering nearly half a century. Mr. Gladstone Is by no means the oldest member of the Ominous , In splto of his si ; years. Charles Vllllers is the father of that body , having completed his 00th year Jan uary ' . ' . The publishers of the Boston Transcript have notified the widow of Joseph F. Darker , the Transcript reporter who was killed while on duty at a lire , that they will con tinue his sulary to her indefinitely. Horace Smith of Springfield , Mass. , who died the ether day at the ngo of 81 years , was the inventon of the original typewriting machine , it Is claimed , uirl also Invented the metallic cartridge and some Improvements in small arms. William T. Stansbury , who entered the service of the Baltimore Sun over llfty-llvo years ago , has been nt the ease In that ofllco over .since and spout the evening of his Tilth birthday there , setting the smallest face typo > vtthout the aid of glasses. Will Cirlcton : surprised the people of Kan sas City by going about the streets during a recent cold snap there without an overcoat and assorting that ho felt comfortable. The venerable Uiehnrd Vnux astonished his Philadelphia neighbors the other day by per forming a similar feat. Among the more unassuming men for acts of quiet philanthropy is ex-Governor Person C. Cheney of New Hampshire. It is ono of the delights of his lifo to give away his money , but every dollar thus bestowed Is Invariably well placed and never scattered broadcast. Ex-Governor Cheney was re cently appointed minister to Switzerland. To the long list of famous editors who have died in Gorniuiy during the last year is to bo added the namoof Dr. Hcrnbard Drigl , pro prietor and editor of the Tncglicho Hund- schau , ono of the best known organs in the Fatherland. Ho also controlled an immense publishing business. Ur. Drlgi , who acquired a largo fortune , was only Ot years old at the time of his death. Gladstone and Butler were perhaps the two busiest old men in the world. Though Gladstone is nearly ten years older than Duller ho still lives in the unimpaired vigor of all his powers. Ho works as hard us ever , but ho attributes his octogenarian vitality to the fact that ho makes ono' work act as a recreation from another work , and thus shrewdly extracts rest from labor. BAISINQ RICE IN NEBRASKA , 1CII I'orklnt Tolls How it Could lioUonovlth Great Prollt. "All last summer , " said Eli Perkins at the Paxton , "when I was riding on jinrlkshas along the rico fields of Japan and China , wanted to tell the Kansas and Nebras.ca farmers how they ought to raise rico Instead of corn and wheat. " "I3ut could they do It ? I thought rico was raised , on wet low lands , " suggested the reporter. "No , rico Is raised clear on top of the mountains in Japan. The mountain sides arc turreted up with stone walls and irri gated. Uico simply wants irrigation. The North Plat to could bo used for irrigation around Kearney and fifty bushels of rice could bo raised to the acre. Japan is in the same latitude ns Kansas and Nebraska. In Japan they raise a crop of winter wheat and then Hood the same land and raise a summer crop of rico on It. What immense crops of rico could bo raised on irrigated lands in Colorado 1 Rico fields subject to Irrigation in Japan are worth 300 an aero , and every acre of this black buckshot land in Nebraska , Kansas and Colorado would bo worth as much. It would raise U,000 jxiunds of rico , worth $00 on the market. Why sell your corn for 25 cents a bushel and buy rice ut 81.1501" "How Is rico raised ? " "It is planted two or three kernels In a hill twice as close as corn and then irrigated. The water kills the weeds while the rico thrives. By and by they have six inches of water on it. In the fall the big heads are loaded with rice , which is easily threshed out. The rico straw makes the best paper in the world. It is used for making mats and baskets , thatching houses and making paper in Japan. I wish some Nebraska farmer would plant some rico on irrigable land this spring and try it. " Mr. Perkins ( Melville D. Lundon ) is on a lecture trip in Nebraska. Ho lectures in McCook January JM ; Cambridge , January 5 ; Hastings , January 20 ; Minden , January 27 , and Iloldrcgo January 23. A Native I'lUMioiiiciion * C'ficdimilf ' Commercial. If immigration from Italy , Hungary. Po land , Russia , the Azores Islands , Africa or China had produced the populist party in Kansas , there would be a stronger argument for the immediate , relentless nnd persistent restriction of the hospitality of the conti nent than has yet been presented. The for eign element is not , however , largo in the Kansas socialism. It is chiolly an eruption of native American blood , and seems to bo n skin disease , attended with mental pros tration that amounts to aberration. It may bo n most unholy thing to say of a consider able mass of the sacred people ; but , not to multiply long words in the description of their condition , they are ' 'off. " To This That every successful , meritor ious article has its imitation ? . This is a grave injustice , for the genuine pure article will often be judged by the imita tion. No preparations require for their manufacture more care and skill , more costly and purer materials , than Flavoring Extracts. In this instance cheap mater ials mean inferior flavors. Dr. Price's Delicious Flavor ing Extracts have won their way to public confidence by the pure and costly materials used , the new processes em ployed for extracting from the fruits their natural flavor ing principles. In using Dr. t Price's Orange , Lemon , Vanilla or other flavors the housewife will never fail to obtain the grateful flavoi dc.sired. nuuKu ASH iMfK/o/m.vi/.a. Messrs , Morrlll , Hlggln * k Co. , the Chi-1 eago publishers , uro bringing some wide nwnko society nowls Into circulation In rapid ! fuioco.Hsloii. The latest of thl * series Is culled "Tho Uiyalty of l ingstroth. " by John U. N. Gllllat , and Is n vlvlil picture of life I In the "snmrt" sot of New York , Ixin- don , Paris and Newport , The chief person ages t In the story are eomixislto photographs , so to speak , of types In which one boillrst ono well known llgure and then another. "Tho Wreck of the Grosvcnor ; nn account of the Mutiny of the Crew nnd the Iioss of the Ship When Trying to Make the llermu. das , " by W , Clark Hussell. Is a jxiwcrful and fascinating story. Mr , Uussoll evinces con- sldcrablo talent as n novelist nnd his latest production sustains his reputation. The work Is profusely Illustrated and Is published by I jvoll , Coryell & Co.VA East Tenth street , New York. The current numberof the Republican Mag azine Is llrst class In every particular. It contains articles by Senator Gallluger and ex-Governor Cheney of New Hampshire , ex- Governor Lodd of Hhodo Island , Hon. A. I * . Conger of Ohio , Senator George D. Sloan of Now York , Governor Wiley of Idaho , Col onel Frank Cheney of Connecticut , James Francis Hurko. president of the College league , and many others. Published at 110 Fifth avenue , Now York. Vcrnon bw's studies of Kuroponn life In the time of the renaissance were n very notable contribution to our knowledge of that most Interesting period ; her "Haunt- inns'1 had enough of charm to Justify Its publication , but In her latest volume , "Vani- tas , Polite Stories , " .there Is nothing notably. The three stories were written with a pur pose to awaken n certain elas.i of the Clara Voro do Uero caste to higher things , but it is doubtful if that purpose will bo achieved. Published by Lovell , Coryell & Co. , Now York. "Ninety-nine Practical Methods of Utilis ing Dolled Hoof and the Original Uccipo for Stowed Chicken , " by Dabut , with n preface by Mine. M. do Fontclose. and translated from the French , is a work full of invaluable suggestions in the culinary art. The arrangement of the book is admirable , nnd the language used is concise and to the IMjInt. Published by John Ireland , 111)0 ) Droadway , Now York. The Now England Magazine has a rich itcrnry menu for the month of January. M. Dctliam-Edwnrds has a very interesting ketch on "Amelia I . Kdwnrds , Her Child- lood and Early Life , " nnd Amelia D. Cdwards contributes an interesting paper called "The Story of a Clock. " "Why Songs Vre Sung , " by James G. Durnctt : "James arton , " by Julius H. Ward and "Tho Homo u the Tenement House , " by Lucia True \incs. Table Talk is growing in popularity month > y month. During the seven years of its > xlstenco it 1ms supplied its readers with a ast amount of valuable information not easily obtainable elsewhere. The current lumber is full of interesting and seasonable natter relating to the table and other de- Kirtmcuts of the household. Dlshop Hurst's "Short History of the Christian Church" will bo published by larper Dros. during January. The January number of Hoiimnco offers not only a feast to the lover of fascinating stories , but n peculiarly interesting Held for the tudent of international llctlon. Kiiiht of ts llftcen stories nro from the pens of noted Spanish writers. They are selected prim- irily with a view to their general interest , ml are still of so maiked a flavor ns to weal clearly and in the most pleasing man- lor a different spirit from that which con- rols literature of the same class in other countries. Besides this extiaordinary pre sentation of Spanish llctlon , the number con- ains a special New York story , two thrilling narratives in the best style of French art , several charming original American sketches mil two intensely dramatic stories by Julia pchaycr and Barton Allen. The whole oriuu a number of uncommon strength and ariety. This magazineis issued by lomnnco Publishing Company , Clinton Hall , \stor Place , New York , at 23 vents a nuin- > er , subscriptions , $2.r > 0 u year. Tlio Russian Itrtrrat. William Howard Uussoll sketches In Scribncrs , the famous siege of Sevastopol , mil the retreat of the Hussinn troop * from the doomed city. "I went back to my un- caoy couch about 2 o'clock , " ho writes , " but was speedily aroused by nn awful explo sion. 1 hastened to my look-out post again. L'he ( lames were spreading all over the city , t was an ocean of lire. At 4 a. in. the camps , from sea to valley , were aroused by in awful shock the destruction of some ; reat magazine behind the Hcdam. In luick"succession one , two , three , four ox- ilosions followed. At 4:45 : a. in. , the mng- izines of the Flagstaff Bastion and Garden latteries exploded. The very earth troin- ) led at each outburst , but at 5:30 : n. in. , vhen the whole of tbohugo stone fortresses , the Quarantine and Alexander , were hurled nto the air almost simultaneously with np- lalllng roars , and ' the sky was all red- lencd by the incessant Hashes of the lursting shells , the boldest held their ircath and gazed in awe-struck wonder. ! t was broad day. The Kusslun licet was TOHO , the last of their men-of-war was at the jottom only the steamers were active , toW- ng boats nnd moving from place to place on nystcrlous errands. Thirty-live magazines in ill were blown up , and through nil the night of the 8th and the morning of September U the Russians were marching out of the south side. Wo could sco the bridge covered with : hem still. At ti:4 : , " > ii. in. the last body of in fantry crossed the bridge nnd mounted the opposite bank. Yes , the south side was loft to the possession of the allies ) at last. Se vastopol , the city , the docks and the arsenal , was OUM , In half nn hour moro the oml of the bridge Itself was lloatctl nwnv by somn * " Invisible agency from the south sldo nnd In less than an hour thesuveral portions of It t wcro collected nt the further sldo of the ' ' roadstead. Meantime the Hros , fed by small * explosions , spread till the town pet-mod llk < > ono great furnace- vomiting out columns of velvety black smoke to heaven. Soon nftor 7 o'clock columns of smoke began to ascend from Fort Paul. In a minute or two moro " llamcs worn seen breaking oulof Fort Nieho las. The llrst exploded with a stupendous f iar later in the day ; the mines under the f latter did not tnlio lire. The retreat of Gorti clmkofr was effected with masterly skill. Old Itliuitn InliOul. r Dlirotry nnd fanaticism , nsell as freedom o of religious thought , wcro present In N'nrra . . gansott , writes Allco Morse Enrlo In the % January Now England Magazine. Ur. Meu Sparran says In his "America Dissected , " "In Hhodo Island no religion l.s established.i i ! } There n man may , with Impunity , bo of any ,11 , society , or none at all , In nil the other cob. 10 nles the law lays nn obligation to go to somii " ' sort of worship on Sunday , but hero liberty of conscience is carried to an irreligious ex- " " tii'ino. " ' ° Hero the brilliant and uxtrnordlnurv dor- ' . ' ' ton. who , ns Koger Williams wrote , so bewitched - ! witched and bcmaddcncd | mor Providence1 " found his warmest follower. * and made lilt .l home. Many were the epithets applied to him by his orthodox ' contemporaries , epl- thots that in vcmnn and variety would grace ' . ' n modern political editorial : "Dcast , " V "Miscreant " "Aivhhorotlc " " , , "Insolent . railing fellow , "Prodigious mlnter of exor . bitant novelties " "Inlldel " " , wretrh. "Proud ! ! and pestilent seducer. " And he In turn f could also revile and call names , as the " counts against him show : That he con temptuously reproached the magistrates , calling them Just asses. That ho called them corrupt Judges. That ho looked i\t the magistrates as lawyers. That he sild : ho , would not toiu-ii the governor with a pair of tongs. That he culled a freeman In open court saucy boy and Jackanapes. That be , * * with extremity of speech , did shako his > ' hand at them. " For these olTenccs , of which f ho was convicted , ho was whipped. , "Tho I'ay Train , " which opened a full t week's engagement at the Fnrnam Street t theater yesterday afternoon to the best ' matinee business In the history of thohouso , , is a comedy-drama of more merit than most "realistic" plays on the stage today. H has a story interesting in itself , If not snrprls ingly new ; the development U natural and the denouement stirring and impressive The characterization is quite commendable and the dialogue is ubovo the average. Tim two "great scenes" are the uncoupling of a car from a train running nt full speed and an explosion in a mine. Doth are realistic to a degree , the latter , and the Unal scene of the play , being particularly Hlrone and thor oughly successful. The company presenting the drama is a particularly good one , taken all in all. Miss Florence Dimtlcy l.s ono of the cleverest llt tlo women In her line on the stage today. As Dessloher talents have opportunity for full est play. Her musical interludes on the xylophone , the uutoharp and the musical glasses nro charming : her singing is fresh , sympathetic and offectlvo. and her dancing is very neat and graceful. Miss Dlndloy is not a soubrette ni > soubrettes arc known ; she speaks her speeches with intelligence and meaning , evidencing at times genuine emo tional power , while her coinody work is no less successful. Miss Maggie Fielding's art in Irish character acting is well known : her Bridget MeGonigul InTho Pay Train" adds to her reputation. The other characters in the story are nil. in fairly c'ipablo hands. An Interesting play from start to llnish is ' 'Tho Pay Train. " with healthy human sentiment , fresh and harmless humor and mechanical effects as near perfection as the limitations of stage representation will allow. j.ins or Tin : , iOKKits. Illn hnmton Leader : The statement that the coal trust Is making II 1ml for thu com munity Is without foundation. Philadelphia liccord : "Hard astern , " us tlio tnclxmt. captain remarked when he sat down suddenly on ihobllppcry pavement. Ktmlra Guzctto : JMoney may bo a man's bo.st friend , and yet when friends b gin to leave him you \\I1I notice that Ills money HOM : Lowell Courier : When the expression on a man's cnuntctmjicc Npi > aks volumes It Indi cates thut ho is wull booked up on his subject. YonUers Statesman : "There's n timepiece I have had In the family a IOIIK while , said C'rlm.sonbeal : . exhibiting u ninety-day note which had never been met. Milwaukee .tout-Hal : A prlovmico to a man Is what a soiu hue ! Is to a boy. Lowell fonrlnr : A photographer Is ono of the most Independent of men ; ho novur huil- tntus to present his vluwM. , Indianapolis Journal : "Itanksterlsnot wull educated , but ho has horsn NCIISO enoiihii for a team , " " 1 buppoio that explains hN strong pull. " Iloston ninbn : Civil service Is .said to ho proKre'.sliiK clmrmhiKly at Washington , but you can't always be siiro of ll at a railway station ticket window , Philadelphia Ledger : Arrangements have been about completed , it Is reported , for thu formation of a typewriter trust. Kho shouldn't bu too trusting , though. AFTEII Till ! IM.KASUIIK Till : HIM , , He thought , as be watched the pranccrs fc'o , And lliuHiiowlltikesgayly whirl , And tlio sleigh npilcd over the snow , IIo wu.s solid with bis girl. Hut when ho curried the maiden fair To her homo Ills grief began ; IIo wasn't solid , Im was nwtiro , With the llvury stahlo man. CO. Largest Manuf.ioturori an 1 IlaUllori of OloUila In inn \VorlJ. Immovably tight Up against the rear of our store is the room now occupied by Mrs. Benson , who is to vacate within a few weeks , when we will pro ceed to tear out the dividing wall , thereby giving us one of the largest and best ap pointed business houses in this entire western country. In the meantime we are closing out as much as possible of our present stock at reduced prices , so that we canue ready to start in new again in our new palace. Suits for $10 , $12.50 , $15 , $16.50 , and so on , have been reduced at least a thirl While overcoats arc cut down in the same proportion. Boys' clothing has received a severe shock in prices also. The pants that are odd in six.e go at $2.00 up to $5.00 and a little more , any pair worth- and sometimes 3 times as much. DamageJ goods will not now be sold cheaper than our perfect garments lor the next few weeks. BROWNING , KING & CO , Store open tiuturdny ovorjr ovonln3 till 10 till 0-3X S.W , Cor. 15th and Douglas St. .