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TIITE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , tfEBKUAllY 12 , 1803-SIXTEEN PAGES.
THE DAILY BEE F. IIOSKWATKK , Kxlltor. I'UttUSHUI ) JiVKKY MORNING. TKI1.MH 01' Tnlly Hro'without RumlnylOno Your. , I 8 00 Dully nml Siiniliiy , Ono Yuar. . . . . 10 00 Plx Months. . . . . . . . ! 6CX ) Tlirro Mnntim , 2 60 Pundnr lire. Oim Yrnr 2 00 Hattmfnv HOP , Ono Year 1 " " \U-ckIyllFo , Onu Year 1 00 OITICIW. Oninlm , Tlic IIco llulldlnc. Honth Oinnliii , corner N mid 2fith Streets , Council IllulT * , 12 Pearl Street , riilcnco Olllei' . 317 Clinnilmrof Commerce. Nrw York , Hixiins 13 , 14 uncl ID , Trlbuno Iliilldlm ; . Washington. fil3 Fourteenth Street COmiKSPONDKNUB. All communications rolntlns to novrs nnd editorial matter fdinuld bu addressed to tno Kdltorlat Drpartmunt. lll'SINKSS IiETTEIW. All hnslrioss letters nnd remittance should tie addressed ID Tlio Ilc-u Publishing Company , Onmlm. Drafts , checks nnd jiostofllcn orders to Ijo'mndo payable to tliu order of the coin- liiiny. TIIK BKB PUIIUSHTNQ COMPANY. BWOHN HTATEMENT Ob' OlllOULATION Htnte of Nebraska , I County of Douglas , f Oeorso II. Tztolutck , secretary of Tun nun I'lihllshlin : company , doessolmnnlyawpar tlmt the actual circulation of Tun DAII.V HKH for thowcok ending February 11 , 1HU3 , was as follows : Sunday. Februaryfi 20,110 Mondny , February 0 25,011 TilpMluy. February ? 23.H45 Wednesday. February 8 23,002 Thursday. February 0 23.5B2 Friday. February 111 23,005 Haturclay. Februaryll 23.810 UKOUUK II. T/.SOHUOK. Sworn to before inn anI Kiibsurlbcd In my pioscneo tld.s llth day of February , 1803. [ Seal ] A vertigo ( Hreulntliin ( or .litntmrjr , 24.JM7 IT IS not Htirprlfliiiff Hint stolen prop erty should bo found concealed about the hovels on the river bottoms. The squnt- tora should bo dispersed. ToMORKOW evening Dr. George L. Miller will toll of the early days of Omaha In liia address before the Sun down club. On this theme the doctor is ulwaya interesting. IT IS estimated that 700,000 pounds of coffee will bo consumed by the World's fair visitors at Chicago this year. Ar rangements Hhould bo made at once to pipe the ncccPHiiry water from Omaha. THE revised tax ordinance reduces the levy for 18 ! : i from 52 } mills to 44 mills. This means a Having to the taxpayers of 8170,000 for ISM. So much for THE BKE'S remonstrance and the mayor's veto. IN SPITK of a stagnation of business , caused by prolonged cold wouthor all over the country , the number of busi ness failures during the past week has 1 > eon smaller than during the same ] > erie < l last year. llAitDi.r a day passes that something does not transpire to suggest the need of u freight bureau. The business men of Bloux City and Kansas City pool issues nnd got what they want of the railroads. Omaha business men get rebates on the viuiot to assuage their grief. Tun'president of the Canadian Pacific Railway , in discussing the recent recom mendation of the president of the United States in regard to that road , speaks of the "animus of this antagonism" as If lie conceived that this country could not bo influenced by any inoro dignified motive - tivo than that of spite and rosontraont. Plain , simple justice is all that is de manded on our part , and that must bo secured - cured at any cost. No LRSS than four of the great ccoan liners have lately broken their shafts in luidoccun , and yet they have all made port in safety. A broken axle on a rail road train would in nine cases out of ten cause serious loss of life. The perils of the sea are rapidly diminishing so far us the passenger service goes , and it is 'now about as sufo. to bo on the sea as on iho land. IT WAS stated before the Douglas County Farmers institute by a member of the Canal and Water company that the canal by which water is to bo brought to Omaha from the Platte river will bo completed in thirty-six months. It is a big enterprise and if it is finished within three years Omaha will have a quarter of a million population before the advent of the twentieth century. TUB transfer and departure of Colonel William B. Hughes , who has filled the position of chief quartermaster Depart ment of the Platte for the post five years will cause sincere regret , not only among the ollleers of this depart ment , with whom ho has been BO inti mately associated , but among a largo circle of civilian friends , whoso esteem nnd respect Colonel Hughes enjoyed in un eminent degree , liusinoss men who came in contact with Colonel Ilughes ulwuys found him courteous , attentive and impartial. While never swerving from the strict enforcement of contracts nnd regulations Colonel Hughes gave Omaha dealers fair play in any com petition between them and those of rival cities. In his social intercourse Colonel Hughes is always a gentleman of the old nchool and by his culture and rollnod bearing made himself a favorlto in the best of Omaha society. THKHK Bcoms to have boon a misunder standing regarding the fees which Judge Ellor declines to account for and turn into the county treasury. The pre vailing Impression caused by the contro versy between the county judge and the commissioners has been that Judge Ellcr refused to include among the foes collected by him the marriage license foes which uro iixed by. law and properly belong to the class of fees that the gounty judge is accountable for. In reality the controversy has arisen over the fees paid by parties who request the county judge to perform the marriage ceremony. Those fees are not proscribed by law , nor does the county judge enjoy u monopoly of splicing couplet that apply for a license. Whatever they see lit to pay for this nonseetarliui ceremony is purely voluntary. It is n perquisite and not a fee , and it is ex ceedingly doubtful whether the county has any legitimate claim against the judge for these gifts from bridegrooms , Tim BEKluvs no disposition to plact Judge Ellor In n false light , and cheer fully accords to him this explanation. SCHOOLS. A fruitful ciiuso of complaint among iklllcd workmen in this country is found u the fact that they are often compelled M compete with unskilled men who have only half learned their trades , but who are yet able to command regular wage. ? nnd supply the places of thoroughly capa ble and skillful hands. It has been , claimed , and not wlthuot good reason , that this has n .endnncy to degrade the competent ivorkmau , to diminish his earnings , nnd o put n premium upon ignorance and ncJinpotoncy in the rank * of skilled nbDr. Tito trades unions have In some measure corrected this evil , but its ex istence Is still recognized everywhere. The development of industrial educa tion in this country , which is now rap- dly going on , promises to do much toward recruiting the ranks of labor of ho higher class with thoroughly capa ble men , while at the stuno time it will jo far toward removing all cause of coin- ilnlnt against abuses of the up- irontico system. The recent an- : utal report of the United States ioimntasionor of labor gives some- ntorosting facts concerning In dustrial training in this and other countries , and shows that the plan of training young men in the trades re quiring high skill and knowledge is n-ovlng very successful wherever it has been put in practice. It is comparatively : i now thing in this country , but there : ire in the United States a number of in corporated manual training schools of a ilghor grade and showing abettor qual ity of work than any to bo found in Europe. Hut the system has bacn prac ticed longer , and is more extensive n Europe than hero , and for this reason the commissioner ias sought for its results abroad nero than at home. lie finds that the graduates of the industrial training schools of Europe are regarded by their employers as the equals of the regular workmen in every ro.spoot. In formation concerning more than ! l,000 such graduates was obtained , and they represented 200 different trade schools. Of this number it was found that more than 2,000 , wore fully prepared to begin work at onuo on leaving the schools without serving any time as apprentices , and in most of the cases the employers preferred the graduates of these schools to thOHO who had learned their trades in the ordinary way. If any prejudice against this system exists among workmen who have learne < l their trades as apprentices it will soon disappear when they consider the matter - tor in all of its aspects. In the first place it must tend to diminish the num ber of workmen who have only half learned their trades , for young men who uvo not competent to take up the work for which they have attempted to prepare themselves will not bo recom mended for employment. The records presented by Commissioner Wright show that there are scarcely any excep tions to the rule that the graduates of these industrial training schools are competent to take their places by the side of workmen who have been trained to their trades in the usual way. The manual training school is destined to exert an important and wholesome influ ence among the young men of the coun try who are seeking the means to earn an honest livelihood. TAXING IffnKRlT.lNOKS. The principle of taxing inheritances has prevailed in England for u century or more. It has long boon in vogtto in Now York and some other states. There is a growing sentiment in this country favorable to It , as shown by the fact that the adoption of the principle has been proposed in the legislatures of several states. A bill in the Ohio legislature provides for taxing all direct inheri tances in estates of $1,000,000 or more 5 per cent. In Minnesota a proposition to tax inheritances 1m ? bsen favorably acted on by the senate. A bill for an act to tax inheritances has been Introduced in the Nebraska legislature. It provides that on estates of $50,000 and not exceeding $100,000 a sum shall bo levied and collected equal to 1 per cent on the value thereof ; on estates of 8100,000 and not exceeding 8200,000 , II per cent ; on estates of 8200- 000 and loss than 8300,000 , 5 per cent ; and on all estates in excess of 8500,000 and loss than 81,000,000 , 10 per cent. On estates exceeding 81,000,000 , the sum of 20 per cent shall bo levied and col lected. Such taxes shall bo a lien upon the property of the deceased whether in the hands of the direct heirs or their grantees , shall constitute the entire levy on the estate for the given year , and shall bo paid into the general county fund of the proper county. Ob jection may fairly bo made to the meas ure of taxation proposed by this bill , but the principle- embodies is just and right. An inheritance tax Is unques tionably a legitimate source of revenue to the state and there are the most cogent reasons in support of it. It has boon said by so eminent a jurist as Judge Cooley that "succession to an inheritance may bo taxed as a privilege , notwithstanding the property of the estate is taxed , ' that is , those who inherit prop erty may justly bo hold to ewe some thing to the state beyond what they are called upon to contribute under the gen eral system of taxation. As the bone- flclarios of wealth accumulated by rea son of conditions in the creation of which the whole people participated , there can bo no injustice in requiring them to yield up for the general good r reasonable . .proportion of such wealth , The privilege , as Judge Cooley has stated itwhich they enjoy in succeeding to an Inheritance - horitanco curries with it un obligation tc the state , or to the community , that can bo best mot so as to servo the general wollfaro by giving back to the whole people a share of what has boon obtained 'rom them. The duty or obligation tc make such a return is recognised bj many wealthy men in various public be quests , and un inheritance tax wottlt simply be the gonorul enforcement of thli Idea. If those who iiuiko their wealth acknowledge a debt to the public , cor tuinly those who Inherit it cannot rea sjnably complain at bolng required t < give to the public a portion of what thoj may have had no part In creating. It has been said In connection will this subject that the time has passui when the extravagance or thrift- cssnc39 of descendants can Iw ountod upon to dissipate the great for- , unes which have been gathered in the ast thirty-five yours. They will remain ml grow In the hands of those who ro- iolvo them. It is obviously just on very ground that the recipients of this ivcalth shall restore u percentage of it , o the state , so that the whole commun- ty shall bo directly banolltod by It. The u'lnctplo of an Inheritance tax is wise mil sound from every point of view , and although its application In Nebraska might not result in adding materially to ho revenues of the state for some time , hero is no reason why it should not bo at once adopted hero. JiV UXlKSlll.lUrK "St'ORT. " Omaha is not ambitious to become a ntgtlistlo center. It has no fooling of nvy toward those cities that have gained : in international notoriety as patrons of niglllsm. The great majority of its people do not baltovo that it would be to advantage of the community , ma- rorlally or nnrally , to emulate the ox- uniplc of San Francisco and Now Or- eans in this particular. But there up- ) cars to bo a tendency to place Omaha n the list of pugilistic towns , nnd it is Imoly to c.ill attention to the fact n order that the tendency may bo jheekoil. The authorities of Sioux City laving refused to ullow u light to take > hue ! before the athletic club of that city it appears tlmt the mon have signed ; in agreement to have the battle in Omaha , and the fact has boon widely nd- 'orttsed. What will the authorities of his city cloabiut It ? 1'rizo fighting is unlawful in Nebrmku and the proposed moating batweon D.ily and O'Donneil cannot bo fairly described as anything but a pri/.o light. It is to bo for money , t is to b3 oarrioJ on to a "finish , " anl the glo've.s to bo used will do is severe execution as the naked 1st. It is not , therefore , to ba sim- ) ly an exhibition of skill to dem onstrate which Is the more scientific boxer , but a contest in which each man ivill do his very bust to "knock out" the other. In a word , it will bo a fight in which all the brutality incident to such i contest will probably bo displayed. There can be no question that the olTeot of tills sort of thing is demoralizing , and therefore it ought not to ba tolerated. Legitimate athletic sport is always to bo encouraged. The art of boxing is not in itself objectionable , but on the con- rary is u healthful , invigorating exor cise. A sparring exhibition intended merely as a display of skill can do harm to . " " nobody. "Slugging matches , however , are capable of doing a great deal of harm , the nuro so when they are countenanced and patronized by men of good social and business standing. It is .to bo hoped'thut Omaha will not get into the way of cultivating this sort of so- ailed sport. The community will bo in every way bettor ott without it. IKCHKANK'UV CAPITAL CltlMK. At the last meeting of the Prison Re form congress the statement wai made that capital crime is steadily increasing from year to year in Jills country. Judge Parker of the United States district court at Fort Smith , Ark. , recently in the course of u charge to the grand jury presented statistics showing that such is the CMC. Ho stated that in 183 ! ) the known murders in the United States wore II.GOS. In 1890 they reached 4,290 , in 1891 5OS ! ) , and in 1892 the num ber was 0,791. In four years there wore committed in the United States over 20,000 known murders , certainly a startling record. Some other fucts prosontol by Judge Parker arc no less startling. These are that during the throe years of 1890,1891 end 1892 there wore but 337 legal executions for murder , while the number of lynch- ings were 558. Such facts must cause a sense of humiliation to every American citizen who takes pride in his country. What is the explanation ? Judge Par ker finds it in the laxity of the laws. Ho says there is too much indifToronco. too much .sympathy , too much influence and too much corruption. Doubtless this is largely true as explaining why so few murderers are con victed. There is u great deal of morbid popular sentiment against the inllietion of the death penalty , which is exerted more or lois forcefully at every trial for murdor. Mon whoso hands uro rod with the blood of their victims uro made the rcoip'onts ' of so licitous attention from people whoso first duty it should bj to uphold the law and aid in its proper enforcement. With some of this class the most brutal mur derer may bceomo u sort of hero us soon as ho is put on trial for his llfo. Juries arc affected by this influence and in a majority of cases where there should bo conviction of capital crime a vcrdiot is rendered that will involve only impris onment. Herein the public and the juries are at fault. The courts are not blameless. It is too commonly the easd that judges are indifferent - different and do not show that zeal and earnestness for the enforcement of the law which they ought to manifest. Delay , toleration of all the technical devices of which wily and astute crim inal lawyers are capable , and other ob structions to the expedition of justice , are far too common in the courts of this country , and they are in no small meas ure responsible for the failure of the law in cases of murdor. Perhaps corruption plays u part , but it is.only a very small part.With With regard to the increasing num ber of lynchings , Judge Parker thinks it is due to the pop ular unwillingness to wait for the slow processes of the law. Doubtless in many cases this Is BO , but by fur the greater number of lynchings take place In the section of the country whore race hutred Is still strong with the whites and whore there is no regard for the life of a colored mun. Referring , in his last annual message , to this form of lawless ness , President Harrison said : "Tho frequent lynching of colored people accused of crime Is without the excuse which has sometimes boon urged by mobs for a failure to pursue the ap pointed methods for the punishment of crime , that the accused haveun undue Influence over courts and juries. " Lynch- ings sometimes occur elsewhere than in the south , but they constitute a very email percentage of the annual total , Wo are not disposed to bslievo , as ha ; boon assorted , , tfet public unconcern at great crimes i.T'growlng. To admit this is to concede tnaj the influence of all the moral forces 1 society is waning nnd that we are drifting backward toward barbarism , Ci'tVi't crimes are as shockIng - Ing to the nuuAi'J of law-rc.spectlng people ple as they over were , but there Is a too general llstlossllOss as to the enforce ment of the 1 . In this respect the public feeling ivud conscience need to bo vigorously urwwed. IN HIS testimony recently given before the English hlbor commission , Robert GlfTon , an eminent statistician , esti mated tlmt during 1890 and 1891 the wage-carnors of England lost 812,900,000 by strikes , besides a largo indirect sum by the diversion of trade into now chan nels. Ho also estimated that there are 111,030,000 people in the working class of England , of whom 7,000,000 are adult mules , while the membership of the trades unions Is only 871,000 , so that not one In twenty is connected with any union. This will correct the popular Impression that the unions are In absolute control of- labor In England. No doubt every labor demonstration and every demand for the amelioration of the condition of the .vorkingmen . comes from the unions , but there uro many thousands who simply suitor in silence and patiently wait the omlng of a hotter day. Ilenco It maybe bo that English people do not fully rcal- zo how vast is the army of laborers ivhoso wretched condition demands u I'omody. There Is n great ohance for ubor reform In that country nnd if an effort wore made to effect it the depend ent poor class would be greatly reduced. IT KK.MA1NKD for the collector of cus toms in Omaha to secure , In behalf of a .ocal publishing house , the first interpre tation of the provision in the McKinley .arilT law in relation to the duty on im- ) ortod books printed in a foreign lan guage. The customs authorities at New York hold that the printed sheets un bound are dutiable ; though if bound they would bo free under the tariff law , and the local publishing house was asked to pay a largo sum in duties upon recent Importation of such sheets intended for binding here. Acting Secretary Spuulding of the Treasury department has decided the question in favor of the Omaha firm , and the reasons which ho gives are so ionvincing that it is tllflicult to sco how : iny other conclusion could be reached. This is a vindication of the Omuhu col- 'ector's views , and will prove very im portant to the 'Swedish-American ' Pub lishing company of tills city uswollas to all other importers of books printed in foreign lunguuges. The wholesale tfnd retail merchants of Omuhu insist tljat it is the duty of every railroad running ) into Omaha to sell World's fair tfe.Hbts with tire privilege of stop over at iiifp point. It means the sale of a greats many dollars worth of goods thJLitj otherwise would bo purchased , iin , Chicago , thereby . .iving the railways the longer haul in the shipments. The railroad managers will look ut this matter from the standpoint of business , which means that if they have their way about it Omaha merchants will got the worst of it. i3y concerted action our business men can got a concession. What is the Board of Trade hero for ? TUB state labor convention which is booked for Omaha this week is engross ing the attention of all labor organiza tions. No little importance will attach to its proceedings. It is within the power of the leaders to pave the way for harmonious relations between con tractors and mechanics preparatory to the beginning of work in the spring , or they can by their action intimidate contractors to such an extent that little work can bo done in Omaha during the season. Every me chanic , every laborer , every retail mer chant and every property owner in Omaha is interested in this subject. The labor leaders hold a club in their hands and they should bo mighty careful how they wield it. COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS advocates an eight-foot roadway with "turn-outs" at intervals for county roads. Douglas county is about to ex pend $150,000 in the construction of road ways , and of course the people who voted this money will insist that it bo wisely expended by the commissioners. They will not , in the opinion of THE BRE , approve of eight- foot roadways on the principal highways through the county. Most people will bo disposed to conclude that if the county authorities cannot provide paved roads of at least sixteen-foot width with the money at hand it will bo bettor to wait until they can. THK Grand Army encampment will beheld hold at Fremont this week for the annual election of officers. , A strong movement Is on foot to luwti ! the reunion hold in Omaha next full' . ' JjGrand Army mon in this city particularly are actively at work with this object In view with some prospect of sueces. * . ' ' While Grand Island lias the past two''ycars entertained the Grand Army boysOiandsomoly and may have some oluilh f > n the organization , yet if it is dcomOiU'Sviso ' to favor Omaha next time thowMila no doubt that the grandest rounlona'jn the history of the state will bo thoWsult. THE question aj.b $ ( the payment of the salaries of the training school teachers bus been sottkvi.f.'for the present In a curious way throlfgn a misunderstand ing of the situation on the part of the treasurer , but what is to bo done about the matter In the future ? The legality of maintaining the , teachers' training school with the public school funds ought to bo determined in order that there may bo no further complications. ONE of the wealthy citizens of Cleveland - land , O. , John Huntlngton , died re cently , leaving to the olty where ho nmdo his fortune biquosts exceeding 81,000,000. The principal ono Is for the endowment of an art and polytechnic bohool , for which purpose ho bequeathed $800,000 in cash and his valuable ort col lections. Mr. Iluntington came to this country from England a poor boy and ho nmassod n fortune of several millions , mostly from oil Investments. If his bequests are carried out the city of Cleveland , which Is now the educational niotropolls of Ohio , will have ono of the finest schools of art in the country. A city that has such citizens as John Iluntington iu to be envied , and Cleveland has a number of wealthier men than ho was , who maybe bo expected In time to bo equally liberal with their bequests for the public good. OMAHA , Fob. U. To the Edltorof Tun Hr.E ! Why don't you take Ituprcscntntlvu KIcketts to task for refusing to support the republi can caucus nominee. Senator Paddock , on the final ballot fur senator last Tuesday ! Timio WAHII UEI-OIIMCAN. Representative Rlekotts justifies his action on the ground that Senator Pad dock was not entitled to the support of any colored republican because ho op posed the confirmation of Governor Plnchback and twice helped to defeat the federal elections bill that would have given the colored voters of the south protection from bulldozers , and inuilo their votes count in con gressional and presidential elections. This explanation bolng substantially correct , Titu BEE cannot censure Mr. Rickotts for showing his resentment of what ho bolleved to bo rank injustice to his own race. THE BEE has repeatedly shown that the oil Inspection law of Nebraska should bo amended in order to Insure the full measure of protection to oil con sumers. There uro many good points in the law , but It can nnd should bo im proved. The test prescribed for all oil sold in this state is not severe enough. The result Is that oils rejected in Iowa and other states are dumped into Ne braska and our people nrc forced to buy oil of inferior quality. It is said that seven-eighths of the kerosene shipped into Nebraska could not bo sold in Iowa , where the test is higher than that of this state. A standard test of 115 de grees Is demanded and the state legisla ture can do no greater service than to amend the law in that respect. THE Manufacturers' association mot at Lincoln last week and decided to hold nn exposition in that city on February 20 to 25. It will bo under the auspices of the Lincoln members of the associa tion and is expected to bo n great suc cess , us a great deal of interest is mani fested in it by members of the asso ciation all over the state. The regular annual state exposition of the association will bo held in Omaha in Juno and it is believed that the Lincoln exposition will greatly stimulate interest In that event , An increasing appreciation of the value of the Manufacturers' association as n means of promoting the trade nnd manu facturing interests of this state is shown on every hand. A STHONG light is being made in Now York City against the extortionate tele phone charges. A billis before the legislature providing for n state com mission to deal with the subject and efforts arc being made to bring ubout a strong pressure from the business men of the city in behalf of legislation that will put a check upon the extortion. But Now York is not the only city that is paying too much for telephone sorvico. Omaha is ono of the cities in which there is a great deal of discontent. The telephone subscribers hero are not pay ing too much as compared with rates charged in other American cities , but the service is fur from satisfactory. IT is claimed that a recent invention by an Englishman completely solves the problem of coal smoke consumption , which bus not been entirely disposed of by any previous invention , though there have been many designed to accomplish that end. This device requires that the coal bo reduced to fine dust , which is easily done , and thut it bo fed into the furnace in a strong current of air. Mixed with the air it is entirely con sumed , creating a hot fire without a particle of smoke. Many largo consumers of coal have adopted this device and have found it very successful. AHOUT three hundred carloads of the great German exhibit for the World's fair have arrived in Now York and Baltimore and there are several tnoro shiploads on their way. Two shiploads of the French exhibit are expected in a few days nnd other shipments from that country will continue- arrive weekly for some time. Both of these countries will bo represented on a magnificent sculo at the exposition. IT is not easy to > see how Franco can continue to maintain her standing army at its present size many years longer when the deaths within her borders ex ceed the births by 10,000 annually. At this ruto Germany can afford to pas sively await the depopulation of her most formidable enemy. A 1'faturu ot Anm-xiiilon , There Is Httlo doubt that the annexation of Glaus Sprccklcs would bo a conspicuous addition to our Napoleon of flnanco supply. - Sillying the Inilliin I'rolilain. H'aihlnuton Newt. The Pine HIilpi ) Indians a aln. The true solution of the Indian problem will doubtless bo offered by the coroner in the course of time. CiiHtlni ; About for Tone. JVcm I'cirfc Tribune. John Qulnay Adams Is now prominently mentioned as a caiullduto for secretary of atato. This , two , after four years of demo cratic twuildlc about "Grandfather's hat. " For Mr. Adams is guilty of the i > olltk-al crime of having had a distinguished grand father , and oven agrcat-grandfiither as well. Tim Artful lloilKnr. tSlnlie-Dtinoerat. Hill has been on about every side of the silver question which ho could find. No body knows exactly what stile ho will taUo next , or , in fact , what siilu ho was on whun he proposed to take up the bill to repeal the present law. There is a strong suspicion that his object In dealing with thu question now Is to show thu country how little- the Uomocrutio party cares for Cleveland's wishes In this mutter. Awar with School I'lidd. C'itoif2'rjinc. ' ( ( | . All the fads must go. They are excres cences and should bo uprooted > They form no part of u common school education for bread winners. The studies which are need ful for the children of the masses , constitut ing W jmr cent of the whulo people , iiro (1) ( spelling and reading , (2) ( ) writing , ( U ) arith metic , (4) ( ) geography , (5) ( ) American history and ( U ) English grammar the latter for children over 14 years of ago , as under that ago they are not likely to comprehend it. s.Ttt SHUTS , ir TIIK VVI.VIT. Chicago Mallt Ilrothor Tahnngo 1ms ills- covered that a llsh illot will inako a man live to bo UOO years old. St. Paul I'loneer-l'ressi Preachers In the east are gutting n trlllo UK ) finical , It seems. Hero Isn dispatch from Rochester , N. Y. , announeliii ; the rcsltrnatlon of u pastor bc- rauso ho opposed the holding of a dog show In tha church. Chicago Dispatch : The Pastors union In Columbus Itus struck. Us members won't pr.iy for the Ohio legislature unless It comes down with the scads. That's right. It's worth double funeral rates to pray for any Ohio legislator. N. Y. Commercial : Father dishing of Plalnllold , N. .1. , who denounced waltzing as scandalous nnd demoralizing , has been waltzed out of his pulpit by HUhopVlRgor. . It Is understood that ho still holds waltzing In great disfavor , St. Paul ( tlobo : It looks very much as though the Presbyterian church will have to got n brand now creed or a brand now sot of preachers. The divines of the church who arc.rebelling against the articles of faith arc becoming legion. Every Httlo whllo wo hear of some pastor who is dethroned for heresy. Chicago Dispatch : The Hov. U O. Stevens , lately of St. Luke's , St. John , N. U , In a letter to the \vlfo of ono of his for mer p.u-lshfoncr.4 , calls her "you radiant- brewed , uiil < | uo-faccd , musical-voiced , kissable - sable , delectable , thrilling armful of contra dictions , yet queen of my loving heart. " Kvon Solomon In all his glory was unable to attain a standard of mushlucss like that. Detroit Frco I'ress : The cry of heresy does not scorn to appall the college youth of the land , oven though they may bo among the students of theology. Dr. Smith was civen nn ovation by the boys after his reten tion by l/.ino seminary , and now Dr. Hriggs , also accused of heretical utterances , Is to address the university students at Ann Arbor , where his advanced views are said to bo held in high favor by these pursuing biblical studies. What do the older heads think that all this portends for future gene rations ! San Francisco Chronicle : The religious in Michigan known as the Cnrterites .should bo suppressed b.v law. If ono half that i.s related of the doings of these cranks bo true there is ample justification for proceedings against them. The latitude given to Schweiufurth , the vulgar Illinois fraud who styles himself a "Messiah , " has probably stimulated Carter to Imitate his plan of founding a community and living upon the credulity of the dupes ho may entrap. These creatures should be taught that they cannot swindle the weak-minded and malm and torture - turo women and children without falling under the hand of thu la\v. IllK TUXllKXVr O/1 J'HlXaS. Undo Sam's boys have ! 0,000,000 of capital invested In Hawaii. A Minnesota politician has sued the West ern Union Telegraph company for $ lXXl ( ) ( ) ) for having delivered to him on the day of his defeat a jeering message , to wit : "Slippery Sam , your name Is pants. " The Manhattan "IV" road stock in Now York is said to bo watered to the extent of the trilling sum of $40,000,000. That's noth ing. The whole earth is said to have been covered with water onco. Newspapers have sonic rights in England. The Journal that was sued for libel because it printed thrco exclamation points after a communicated article has been pronounced guiltless of wrong doing by the court. A bill is before the Illinois legislature re quiring drivers of teams to turn to the left on meeting other teams in a public highway , a failure to do so bolng punishable by a line of from $ 0 to S100. The member introducing the bill is lefthandcd. A line mess of chow-chow would come into the United States with the annexation of Hawaii , la'Mi Chinese , 1'J.MO Japanese , S.fXW Portuogeso and : M,436 Kanakas. Talk about the fun to be found in u box of mon keys is idle in comparison with this invoice of curios. Tnoy are deliberate and conservative people ple , these ICeutuckians. A live electric wire was allowed to Ho across a Louisville street for live hours the other day , during which time it knocked down several horses and killed ono num. The company could llud nothing in the now constitution compelling It to pick up lallen wires at onco. A patent right man has recently been can vassing Interior towns in Pennsylvania to sell territory for "a burglar extermina tor. " The exterminator Is really a window guillotine. When the burglar projects him self across the sill the machinery , sot in mo tion by the act of raising the sash , drops a heavy knife , which cuts him square in two. Grceloy's advice , "Go west , young man. go west , " should bo moditied to read , "Go vest , young woman , go west. " They have more young men west now than they know what to do with. What they want is young women of the best class. When Philadelphia has "a surplus of ! l,000 girls" the demands from San Francisco and the Pacillo slope should bo promptly mot. AS EXHLISII JH HJtOTK. Kansas Cttu Journal. She was wooed by n handsome young Dr. Who one day In bis arms lightly lr. ; Hut straightway ho swore , lie would do s'o no more , Which the same , it was plain , greatly shr. Detroit b'rce Vrcss. There was a young man in Ann Arbor , Who studied to bu a line barbur ; Ho eut < | Ulto u dash , And Used up his cash , Then shaved ill ! Ills friends at Ann Arbor. A A maid who Is sIlKhtly antlnua Was grossly Insulted lust wlquo ; Her best follow said , "It Is tlmo wo were wiilill" And now , it is said , they don't sptquo. xmf.tTtm .tr.KK.v , Grand Island Independent ( repMr ) , Allen Is said to bo n man of very good Jud mont and sterling Integrity From all tlics J reports about the now senator It appear- that ho is n man a great deal more accept nblo than Thunton , thu railroad chief lob'jj . 1st , of whom the republican ! ) trlod to make n representative of our people's Interest iu the United States senate. Weeping Water Republican : Republican will have no explanations to make In ls'i. ' > n gardlng a senatorial combination , and tin . may bo worth more to the party than tlu > senator who , nt best , could do but Httlo wltlj u demoeratlo majority. Lot us hope that Senator Allen may represent Nebraska In i ( more able manner than she Is at prcsint re uelvlng at the hands of our congressmen. Gothenburg Star ( rop. ) : Alien , thnuglui man without n state reputation , is said to ! > > " n man of acknowledged ability and a clean personal record , and his selection is thorea fore regarded as ono of the best that coulifl have been made from the populist rank ! ' and much more acceptable to the rcpub- . Moans than any otlu-r candidate that \v.\s ] named by the populists during the contest In what respect the democrats will benefit by Allen's selection Is not yet apparent , butj it Is evident that they have boon promised some special favors for their assistance. I Nebraska City I'ress ( rop. ) : Senator-elect ! Allen's antecedents are anything butt-ens ] sin-Ing to democrats. Ho will hardly assist ! Cleveland in hi * crusade against silver , foil ho is himself a free sllverlto Nor will ho bo useful to the administration when it' comes to stripping "tho dirty beggars' of their pensions , as already planned for ho is an old soldier , And when it comes to re modeling the tariff , If It ever comes to that , Senator Allen will bo a stone iu the way of Cleveland's modified ' . 'reform.1 for ho is probably nn unqualified free trader So , what have the democrats gained' Fairmont Signal ( rep. ) : Jud o Allen Is a remarkable man. Leaving politics out of the consideration , all who know him will admit that a hotter choice could hardly have been made. There Is no spot upon hli char- aeto or record. Ho is able , honest and toil less. Until two years ago ho was a stanch , stalwart republican ; but , like many others iu the party , ho saw that the party was too often ruled by the cohorts of monoinilv that Iho railroads were robbing the people , and party leaders were lending their assent to It For years ho worked within the ranks to so- euro remedies for the ovlls , but became con vlnced In his own mind of Its futility Fremont Herald ( dcni. ) : If ho couldn't bo a democrat and there never was any personal belief that it could bo. at leant with a combination with republicans the selec lion of Judge Allen was thomost natural and ffl satisfactory out of all the list of proposed candidates among whom , by concession , tlu selection must bo made : for there had to bo a concession somewhere , or no election ontld over be. made. A coalition of democrats and re publicans , on a pronounced part.v le-idor , and under the present conditions , was a physical and moral impossibility. Such n bargain could not bo made without the appearance of dishonor and a cash consideration , whether or not it was real. The longer the contest remained open the more the suspected scan dal nourished. Suspicion rested everywhere Ono thing only was certain by going to the independent candidate there can bo no taint of bribery in it they had nothing in cash or offices to glvo. _ _ Juilc Tcc ttntr * in the Inttc * cnilcnt Good night. True Iloirt : ! It wo could part "I'woro night Indeed , lint geNet Not yet , not yut , lest wu forgot Thu saint's punctilio. If my earliest sluht by the morrow's llKht He the pearl of thy Kinder fact ) , St. Valentino will as.Miro I lice mlno Tor another twelve 11:00111' : spaco. How eNo , mine All ! When these eyelids fall. They fold thy beauty In ; And when t lie light calls homo my .sprite , And thu mists of dreamland thin , I awake to theu. tho' land and sea , Ay , tlio' the skies debar , I iiwako to the KI-IICO otlliy vlslonod face , My .soothfast morning .star. TKltSK A.\l > TICKLISH. "Foreign powers , " oxRlalmed the orator , "concede tons thu right of Ufc , liberty an.mi > , pursuit of Saiidwlehes. " Indianapolis Journal : Mr. Ootrox That ; confounded rheumatism Is making my leg aclio awfully. Ills Nephuw Kr you bolter have It pnlludl HrooUlyn Llfo : Olttlcus I wondnr how It I.s that so few women stutter wbun thuy talk ? Wlttlcus They haven't got time. Kato Field's Washington : Husband Dut I don't , want to quit chuwliiK tobacco. Wlfu I uavi ) up my weeds for you , and I think you may do thu same for me. Washington Star : "I havu In my mind n good subject for n iiooni. " mild tlio young man. "And so have I , replied thurndu editor as lie glared at llio pout , "for an obituary poem. " Now Orleans 1'lcnyiino : There is no mlss- glvlng In thu marriage of a widow. Illiieliainpton Leader : On washday pater familias feels tlmt lie U subject to wring rule. Diiiisvllle lireezo : It'.s no open question which I.s tlui more objectionable , a boisterous i girl or a glrlstioinboy. Cleveland Plain Dealer : It wasn't really a punster who Introduced In the leBlslatuiu a bill tocod-lfy tlio fish laws. Philadelphia Record : A conton.porary gives thuMnrtlliiK Information that pur.ions should "dross qulrlly whun attending thu funeral of < a dear friend. " Itrnmlon Ilueksaw : Airs. Muscovado Tlio Ninvrluhes nru people who don't know who their grandparents wore. Mrn , Koekoll Oil , yes , thny do , but thuy hope that no ono ol.su does. Lar oit M-innfiiuturo aul KotallcrJ of Dlo.h.u lu tlu World. It must go Shorter and shorter gets the time which wo have left to get our goods out of the way before that wall goes down. When the carpenters and other workmen go at that wall there'll be dust and we'd rather sell you a good suit or overcoat for less than its value now , than to wait till the wall goes down and sell it to you at the same price , be cause they're dusted. When the wall goes down the hats will get the worst of it , as we'll have to tear out all that part of the building. For $1.50 you cs i now get a splendid , good style , stiff hat. No old chestnut , but a genuine , properly made hat , that is warranted not to rust nor look dingy. The under wear department is close by and will have to go with the rest , so we've anticipated the damage by cutting down the price. BROWNING , KING & CO. , Store open uvory ovonlni till 0.31 SW , Cor , 16th and Douglas St tiutufday till 10