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THE OMAHA DAtlY BEE : TOESDAX , OCTOBER 21 , 1898.
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TnKlMil.Y.ind HtiNOAY HKB Is on sale In ClilcaRO at thn follow Ins places : I'lilincrhotno. . Grand I'nclllc hotol. Audltiirlutn hotel. . Clroat Northern holol. Ooro lintel. "ofTMt : Hr.i ! nan bo unrti at the Ne- . . . , nn. . building and the Administration build ing. Kxr.oslllori Rruumls. STATEMKNT'OP CIUCUI.ATION. brnnUa. I Urorio'Xll.rJV. < 'liiiVu. Rpcrclary of Tun nr.n Pnb- lUlilnir ooinimny , iloci Molninnly nivrar tliat tlio noiiinl cii-ciilntlon of Tun IMII.V IIKI : for Uin week - - -il ! , 1BUIIV1H uHtollowm " Hiniday.0 < : tel > < 'rir Monday. fktolx.TliJ : TtifHilay. October 17 WedncMlny.OctolirrlB Tlinrrnlay , October 1U ' . ' Friilny.Octolwr''U Pattirday , October il ! . aiBnc . . . , - > , Swrimto b roroinoaiiil unbacrlbcit lit my SEAL rP"8uiic ' < ) tldollst diyofOplob < : r.lSlii. : 1 r * N. 1' . FKlt , . Notary Public. A 'l-riTun Clrcillutlon for Sept. , IHOIl , tS33 How nice it , would bo to close the ex tra sosstion of congress and the World's fair at tlio bnnio thno ! .Tunon IltviNR is not yet oleutod to the Htipromo bonch. The mon who were inatnimontal in bringing1 about his nom ination uro just ns likely to desert him on election day ns thoyaro to help him. EMSCTION occut'H two weeks from to day. No voter should lot these t\vo weeks pass without informing himself upon the relative merits of the candi dates from whom ho will be called upon to Hclcct the men entitled to receive his vote. Now that the last days of the great World's fail- are in sight visitors are beginning to overcome their srtucumish- ncss in regard to Sunday attendance. After the fair is ovci * it will bo in order for everybody to regret that they wore foolish enough to miss oven a single day of their limited opportunities. Mn. GEOKGK GOULD is.in the city. It is to bo hoped that ho will take a mental photograph of Omaha's wretched union depot and leave an order hero for tho' ' construction of a union depot at some . accessible point which shall bo commen surate'with Omaha's commercial stand ing. Should ho do this Omaha will rise up and call him blessed. REChiVEitS are now .boing asked for theatrical compaiiio.s and similar cnter- prleos established for the entertainment of the public. If a business conducted through the agency of receivers is con ducted by the government wo are fast coming to a socialistic plane. The courts are already running theaters and oper ating railroads. What next ? RAILROAD experience with cheap passenger fares lias not been one which either ofllcials or stockholders are having1 any particular cause to re- grot. The possibilities of cheap passen ger trallle have been opened up BO that the public may expect to see the excur sion system become a regular and re curring feature of railroad practice. NEDHASKA has contributed another woman lawyer to the coterie of those who now have the privilege .of practic ing before tlio United States supreme court. There are several things both intellectual and physical in which Ne braska leads the other states of the union. Wo have not ypt been told , however - over , whether this last woman attorney can make a llftccn-hour speech. IP THE insurance law of Germany prevailed in this country there would bo a great fall in ( ire losses and In- Huranco companies would not fare so badly. The Gorman law decrees that the holder of a policy covering prop erly where a fire originates shall not ro- cclvo indemnity , which all goes to the owners of adjoining property destroyed by llro. In other words , the insurance companies there are not permitted to pay a premium upon arson , as they scmo times do in this country. THE fight for an independent and fonrlotis judiciary is not confined to any one state , In Illinois it takes the form of u popular uprising in favor of the ro- olcotlon of Judge Gary , who hua boon unnucosxarily antagonized by Governor Altgcld bccituso ho sentenced the an archists recently punlonod by the gov ernor. In Now York It is a revolt of the respectable element against the die- tntlon.of the bosses , who want to reward Judge Muynard for helping them steal the last Now York legislature. In Ne braska it is the repudiation of railroad- ism and boodlorism in public olllce. An independent judiciary is the necessary bulwark of a free government. THE absence o ( any tribute from the president of the United States among the umnV wreaths of lloral offerings which tliojorowned head of Europe piled upon the blor of the Into Marshal Muc- Muhon must have boon a aubjout for remark nbroad as well as at homo. The United States has always had the most cordial relations with Franco and , ought to symputhlzp with Franco's loss. Moo- Muhon was more than a great soldier , He was at ono time the oftlclal ombodl mcnt of the French sovereignty , and as uch deserved ofllcial recognition from this country s6 long as his obsequies were uiudc a utato affair , President Cleveland has certainly neglected an opportunity to do the graceful thing , KEJIfS COtfFBSSIO.V OP IA'C.rlPAClTt % Mr. Omar Madison Kem ocouplns nearly a page of the Conffltssional Jtcconl with an attempt to vindicate himself from the chnrgo of neglecting the interests of his constituents and to decry the wicked fate that has wrested from him the credit of having scoured the passage of the act extending to resi dents on the Sioux Indian reservation in Nebraska the same privileges that are accorded to residents on that reserva tion in .South Dakota. Mr. Kora con fesses the truth of all the essential facts in the case ns reported in the columns of Tun BEE at the time the amendatory act passed the house , but ho pleads in extenuation of his absence from his post of duty the fact that ho was confined to his room by illness. Illness Is certainly a valid excuse under most circum stances , although it would scarcely justify the unwarranted indignation which resents the favor of a follow con gressman T'ho has successfully directed the course of the bill in the absence of the member who would naturally bo ex pected to look after It. But Mr. Kem entirely overshoots the mark when ho attempts to place himself right on this Sioux reservation land bill. Whether some ono else is to bo blamed for failing to have the Nebraska portion of the reservation included in the orig inal bill la immaterial. The question is , why did the amendatory bill languish when in the control of Mr. Kom , and finally hccomo law only when a follow congressman .culled it up and pushed it through ? In explaining why tie ) bill hung IIro in the last congress , Mr. Kem makes a lamentable confession of his own incapacity. Iloro IB his explana tion : pNow , what are the fact3l Some t'.mo in the ; early part of the Fifty-second congress I introduced a bill covering exactly the same ground. After this I learned that. 'Senator Mandorson had introduced a llko bill in the seuuto and had succeeded in passing it ; but when I learned of 'this fact It was borao tlmo after the bill had passed the senate. At once , upon learning of this , I looked up Mr. Mandorson's bill and found that it had been referred to the wrong committee. Now what kind of a congressman Is it that does not know what legislation bearing upon the interests of his con stituents Is before congress ? What kind of a congressman is il that fails to watch for the passage of n scnato bill which he expects to engineer through the house ? What kind of a con gressman is it that only learns of the passage of a bill through the senate some time afterwards and then finds that it has been referred to a wrong committee ? If Mr. Kem had attended to his business ho would have .boon . aware of thq situation of the bill at every moment subsequent to its intro duction ; ho would have watched for it as it came from the senate : ho would have seen to it that it was referred to the rightTjomraittco. It was only because - cause of his own neglect that the bill was so long pigeonholed in the com mittee and itnally reported too late for pasaago by tlio Fifty-second congress. Mr. Kem could not make a more damag ing co'nfossion of his own incapacity. W1LVC.IT O.IKK SCHEMES. A resolution was 'adopted ' a few days ago by the house committee on banking and Ourroncy fixing November 14 as the date' when the committee will take up and proceed with the bill providing for the repeal of the tax on state bank issues , no further discussion , except by members of the committee to bo had after that date. Last week the committee heard arguments in. favor of the absolute repeal of the tax and also listened to a plea against having pre sented to congress information called for from the Treasury department re garding state bank circulation , the desire - sire to shut out such information being , of course , prompted by the fact that it would tell strongly against the proposal to restore the old system. When the banking and currency com mittee was formed the statement was .made that a majority of its members were opposed to repealing the tax. This impression was convoyed in reported interviews with Mr. Snriniror. the chair man of the committee , who was repre sented as being very pronounced in his opinion that the tax ought to"stand and that it would bo most unwise to allow state banks to issue notes. It now ap pears that there is some doubt as to Mr. Springer's attitude and it is thought that ho is quite as likely to favor as to oppose the repeal of the tax. It Is not dilllcult to find an explanation of this. When the chairman 'of the banking and 'currency committee expressed his hostility to repeal ho had not been brought under the influence of the southern members of his party who are unanimous in favor of restoring state bunk issues. Having for the past two months been subjected to this influence , which is very potent with northern democrats generally-It is not surprising that the Illinois congressman , who is not notably firm in his convictions , may have yielded somewhat to it , and it is quite possible that when the time comes to act ho will bo lound ready either to favor unconditional repeal of the tax or to agree to SQIIIO sort of a compromise Uiat will bo satisfactory to the southern wing of the party , which is now in a position and mood to exact terms. The south wants the tax re pealed. It was at the instigation of that section that the plank was inserted in the national platform recommending the repeal of the tax , , Every democratic representative from the south ) therefore - fore , feels it to bo his duty to insist on repeal and they are united for this purpose. This being the case , It may bo re garded as certain that at the regular session of congress a bill will be re ported providing for the repeal , in whole or in part , of the 10 per cent tax on state bank issues , with some such provisions for the security of such is sues as uro contained in the bill now in the hands of the banking and currency committee , and it will undoubtedly have Borao support outside of the southern .states. There are northern democrats xvho will help these of the south to re store the old system. It is quite safe to predict , however , that the number of such will not bo sufficient to carry a meas ure of the kind through either house. No bill intended to allow state banks to issue currency can get a single repub lican vote , there is every reason to bo- Hove , in either the house or the senate , arid the number of democrats opposed lo such n policy , united with the repub licans , would Insure- the defeat of any measure of this kind. So far as the administration is concerned its position on this question Is not definitely known , but the reasonable presumption is that the president would not favor repeal of the tax. The republicans . .of Douglas county find themselves in a most lamentable dilemma with regard to their candidate for sheriff. The earnest remonstrance made by this paper against Mr. Ben nett's renomlnation was denounced on ono hand ns personal spleen and on the other hand as an arrogant piece of political dictatorship. In the face of tbo most damaging accusations of offi cial delinquency the convention placed Mr. Bennett at the head of the county ticket by acclamation just to teach Koso- watcr an object lesson. That foolhardy action will cost the party very dearly. It not only Is bound to result In the defeat of its candidate for sheriff but Inny also defeat several worthy candidates who have proved themselves capable and faithful in the discharge of their duties. With the exposure of the scandals and criminal negligence which involve the sheriff and his deputies re publicans who. believe in good government must withdraw from the support of Mr. Bennett no matter how anxious they ore for republican su premacy. No self-respecting citizen will by his vote justify the conversion of the county jail Into an assignation house. No man that has any respect for law and order will by his vote put the seal of approval upon the lawless favoritism shown to a bank-wrcckor , forger and robber of tellers who placed their money In hla' safe-keeping. Such crime merits * the most condign punishment. A len ient court sentenced this criminal to only five years' penitentiary labor when his crimes merited a life sen tence. Instead of being placed wjioro ho belongs this man was committed to confinement in the Doug las county jail. That was extending judicial leniency almost beyond reasona ble bonds. It was the duty of the sher iff to treat this convict the same as ho does any other man convicted of a felony. Instead of keeping : him confined in a felon's cell Moshor has bcon allowed' to Juxurlato in an elegantly furnished apartment. Ho has been treated aa a companion and given 'privi leges that made his imprisonment a farce. Not only has ho enjoyed a good tlmo inside the jail and 'sheriff's homo , but he has roamed at largo in company with Jailor Bennett and visited disor derly resorts where he kept a mistress. That mislross was allowed to visit and entertain him in jail. The Henderson case which wo cited two weeks ago was almost as reprehensi ble. Here was an embezzler in the cus tody of the sheriff. Ho was presumed under the law to be kept in close con finement. Instead of being treated as a prisoner ho was taken to a gambling house by the sheriff's ' deputy to gratify his mania for gambling , which brouglft him to his ruin. Such a thing is un heard of in the annals of our.courts. Can the sheriff pretend that ho was ignorant of all Jhis ? Can ho convince any rational person that ho permitted these delinquencies of his deputy out of pure friendship ? These things are too rank to be coun tenanced or brushed aside. THE BKE has sought to perform its duty first to the republican party by warning and appeal. Now it must do its duty to the people. That duty compels us to de clare that Sheriff. Bennett has forleitod his right to occupy the position of sheriff. NATURALIZATION LA.H' CHANGES. The present congress will probably make several importantiphanges in the naturalization laws. A bill is now under consideration by the judiciary nommittoo of the house for this nm-nnsn. [ t proposes to amend the lawsso as to prohibit the naturalization of any alien who has over been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude , or who is an anarchist or polygamlst , or who immi grated to this country in violation of law. It also provides tnat an alien to bo naturalized shall bo able to read the constitution and roust have resided con tinuously in the United States for five years and in the state or territory in which he makes application for one' ' year. The question of amending the naturali zation laws with a view to enhancing the privilege of obtaining American citizen ship and surrounding it with stronger safeguards hns received within the past few years u great deal of consideration , and It is not to bo doubted that the Intelligent - , ligent opinion of the country is in favor of stricter regulations in this mattor. Ah investigation by a committee of the last congress showed that in several lo calities there hud been very little re gard for the requirements of the statutes in bestowing upon aliens the boon of citizenship , and It is not ques tionable that in all the larger cities , particularly of the cast , thou sands have boon given this Inestimable privilege who had not complied with the law. It was found that in many cases clerks of courts having authority to Is sue naturalization papers exercised no cure in ascertaining whether the appli cants hud compiled with the law , being concerned only about the fees , which they retained. That this practice has boon a great incentive to railroading naturalizations through is evidenced by the single fact thut for the years 1888 to 1801 , inclusive , tlicro were 8,280 aliens naturalized In the circuit court of Mas sachusetts , no return being madu of the fees charged. A bill passed the house last week to remedy this. At almost every election , and especially at general elections , thousands of aliens , through out the country , are given citizenship who have no right to It. To bo mauo u citizen of the United States is not an insignificant mutter. It is a privilege of the highest importance , carrying with it a guaranty oj the na tion's protection throughout the world and bestowing right * .and opportunities of the greatest v luK American cltl- 7onshlp means moro/ today than over before and Ha slgtilflcanc.o and worth will grow with \ifi } Increasing power and greatness of thoxfopublic. Hence , there is greater r5ivAi / now than ever before for surrounding it with the amplest safcgiiard3fito the end that none shall bo admitted to the enjoy ment of its rights nlld.ioporltmltlcs who is not worthy of them. No objection , therefore , can bojnado , to excluding from this high privilege the classes prohibited by the bill how being consid ered by the houso' ' judiciary committee , nor will there bo Sny opposition to the requirement that 'ability to read the constitution shall bo necessary to secure naturalization , It is true thut thou sands of native-born citizens excrcleoall the rights of citizenship without being able to read the organic law , but this is not a valid reason why wo should make citizens of aliens who cannot road that Instrument. TUB NEW MINING IA IF. The bill just passed by congress sus pending the law requiring the perform ance of assessment work" for the year 1803 will bo hailed as a blessing by the poor prospectors who h'avo felt the hard times in the mining regions this sum mer. It will enable them to hold the claims they have , and spend money for broad that would otherwise have gene for giant powder. It also relieves the corporations that have boon sorely pressed by the suspension of the ordi nary demands for their product from expending largo sums on undeveloped properties or run the hazard of having them jumped by some ono , whose only aim Is to soil them again to the com pany against whom ho has established an adverse claim. In this respect It will deprive the mon of the work the en forced performance of the law's require ments would have brought ; but to com pensate for this , it will leave the com pany In bettor shape to begin work next summer , as well as to continue work on Its producing property during the win ter. Foreign corporations arc debarred from the benefits of the suspension by a sonata amendment to the bill , and will have to arrange for the expense or expose - pose their property. Thus , foreign com panies that are holding claims on great tracts of American mineral lands for purely speculative purposes will bo com pelled to fulfill the law , while the hon est prospector or homo corporation may have the leniency of the government to aid in weathering the financial storm. No honest man will bo harmed by the sus pension. ' ' i Assessment worl is ( ho'central topic in the raining camps just-about this sca'son of the year. Under the law develop ment equivalent to'tenyieetof ' work must bo pluced on each claim located by the prospector each ye'ur' in order that his claim may not bo subject to the process of jumping. Ten dollars a foot is the price established .by'dommon consent , and the ten feet of , ivor c ia supposed to represent.an actual'outlay of . $100 , or Its equivalent in labor , tfntil a sufficient amount of assessment work has' been done to w'arrant the issuance of a patent to the property by the Tjnited States , the required stint must bo finished before midnight ofc the 31sl day1 of December ouch year , or the claim Is subject to re location , and the prospector loses all credit for the work ho hus'dono. WIIEX voters In. this county get to the point of making up their tickets for county commissioners , let thorn compare the present republican board with these of preceding administrations. Lot them pay a visit to the now county hospital , which is a standing 'monument to the incompetoDoy and dishonesty of the former democratic board. This build ing is in wretched condition. The walls have cracked and the south wing is supported by timbers to prevent the brick walls from collapse. Tlio wood work presents a dilapidated appearance. The windows would disgrace the exte rior of an ordinary barn. There is evi dence throughout all the. buildings of poor construction and dishonest work. It is a burning shame that the people of Douglas * county are compelled to submit to the robbery perpetrated in the con struction of the hospital without means of redress. The present republican board has done everything possible to make the building safe. The north wing has been rebuilt , after having collapsed. The south wing must bo reconstructed , or there will be a crash there that will re sound from ono end of the state to the other. The deplorable condition is di rectly attributable to former democratic members of the Board of County Com missioners , and the party that put them in power must share the responsibility with them. We want no.raoro of each crooked work. The only way to make sure of a competent and honest board is for the voters of the county to elect the republican candidutos now in the Held G. R. Williams and John Jenkins. I'eininliiu I'rii JVci/i Ytnlt I'resi , When a man's courage gives out it is usually in the face of'danger. The woman doesn't think to gel'irlghtoned ) until the peril is all over , Their'sha exorcises tbo I > rerogatlves of her drix and cries or faints or Hoes , us the cuso iliay bo. It's a historic fact that Joan of Are wanted to run away and hldoiovery time stio won n battle. Fem inine nature hasn't qiiangod in this respect in the past 400 years.urv ' 'IX' ' ' * , The llookTarlloolc ) * . Cliailes A. Dana' * Mldrttt on Juurnallun , What books ought you to read ) Almost all books have their use. out some are indls- pnnsablo to this kind oftoi education. Hut of all these , the inosCUsoful , the most Indli- pensublo , the ono whojfc.kno.wlodgo is the most effective is thoIUOlA 1 am considering it now not us a religious book , but as u man ual of utility , of professional preparation uud professional use for a Journalist. There lit , perhaps , no book -whoso style Is moro s < ig > Restive and more Instructive , from which you learn moro directly that sublime sim plicity which never exaggerates , which re counts the greatest event vrlth solemnity , of course , but without sentimentality or affec tation , none which you ojicn with such con fidence and lay down with such reverence ; there Is no book llko the Uiblo. Robbed In Its lulnncr. SjirJna/IfW / ( Matt. ) R'puMfcnn. If the money taken unrighteously out of Union Pacific from 1803 down , and now in cluded in some of the big Individual fortunes of the country , had been left to the com pany , it would today not only bo solvent but out of debt to thu government. The evi dence of this Is not out In black and white , but everybody knows It Is true. Ifcucallty has been the trouble with Union Pacific. It loft a legacy of financial debility which years of honest management such as the road had under Charles Francis Adams could not overcome. ( Mvlllr.Mloii In the Kait. Many years ago , when Sepoys wcro blown frum the mouths of cannon there was a great outcry all over the civilized world , but a dispatch from Lahore reports that eleven moro mutinous Sepoys hayo bcon treated in the same way and their companions required to swear on the ICoran to strict obedience to their commanders. The Sdnoys do not fear death so much as mutilation , and for this reason no punishment has any terrors tor thorn except soiuo such method of execution ns that of being blown to pieces. This , at least , is thd excuse given for the barbarous practice. Ynlo unit I'nrnnoU. A'cw York Sun. The whole drift of mugwump sontlmont and support at the present time Is awn } * from the aotnocrntia party and toward the repub lican party. That is a double blessing to the democ racy. It gains both by its own good fortune in this respect and by the contemporaneous misfortune of the great organization which Is its political ndvorsaty. Honor to the two democrats who have done most to speed the parting mugwump 1 Their names are Qrovor Cleveland and David Bcunott H11L Will They Uo 11T Cretton Tfeia. The only rebuke that the Bryan'domo- crats can offer the convention packers of their party is to elect the independent nom inee for tno supreme bench , S. A. Ilolcomb , Illng the vote in the teeth of the administra tion and have it placed on record that the honest clement of their party docs not en dorse the action of a gang of administra tion and postoillco strikers. Wo believe they will do it. Cleveland can get Morton , North and their pap suckers to resolute against the principles of honest democracy , but ho cannot prevent the honest democrats from voting at the polls. Hoolal Calamity In Chicago. Chtcaao Ilccard. Wo are pained to learn that while attend ing the performance at the Trocadero last evening Mr. T. Bertie Pratt , the well known young society leader , had the misfortune to swallow the head of his cane , Amid much excitement the sufferer was removed from the theater 10 his father's residence in Michigan avenue , where a consultation of physicians was at once summoned. It is probable that a.dclicatu operation will have to be resorted to before the lamented young man will bo restored to his wonted useful ness. The unhappy event is sure to cast a gloom over our most fashionable society. Mo limitation to Nuisance. CMfago Herald. In the middle of the first night , while the senate was m continuous session , Scnatoi Allen of Nebraska , who can out-talk a cyclone on the prairies , read dreary news paper articles hour after hour , in which the action of the senate was criticised. Senator Xurpic of Indiana called him to order for reading irrelevant and disrespectful matter The president pro tern , Senator Blackburn decided that tills tedious and offensive practice was not contrary to the rules o : sonata * dobato. Can anybody toll what nutsanco of speech and impudent departure 'from consideration of the question to bo de cided would be out of order ? The Situation In Nebramca. St. I'aul Pioneer Press. The situation down ia Nebraska ought to bo understood thoroughly , so that If the populists carry the state this fall , as it seems now in every way probable , they may not claim it a victory for their peculiar ideas. Thn contest is over a justice of the supreme court , and there is great interest in it be cause important railroad : legislation is to bo passed upon. Judge Maxwell , the candidate of the anti-monopolists , was turned down by the republican convention , and thereupon his supporters bolted and will support the populist candidate , who is said to bo a man of high character and ability. The demo cratic convention was torn up by the silver question , and Bryan and his friends threaten * with the the anti- to vote populists to give - silver men a lesson. Both the old parties being split and ono factloa of each of them ready to act with the populists , there seems to bo a good chance that their man will bo elected to the bench. But it will bo no true test of their strength in the state. nf the L. rilliugB. 1 oi-lf Sun. A scribbling blockhead of London sneers at the French Chamber of Deputies because among the mon who have been elected fo its membership there are two wine sellers , two minors , a dancing master , a barber , two laborers , two peasants , a professional acre bat and four or five typesetters , besides other men who earn an honest living. Now , why should not such citizens bo elected to the Chamber if they are competent to perform the duties of a deputy ; If they possess sense , knowledge and virtual In this ago 'of de mocracy there uro In all the great legislative bodies of the world men who are not ol aristocratic lineage or of wealth or of any kind of superior pretension. There are such men now ovou in the British Parliament , and there are plenty of them in the Ameri can congress and the Gorman Hcichstag , as well as in the French and Italian Chambers , They are men of practical ability ; they are acquainted with life ; they know somothlnf of the world ; they understand the senti ments and wants of the pooplp ; some of them are first-class politicians und legislators. The days of lordllngs , of sh'ims anu of throe- tailed bashaws are passing uwuy. TllK 1IKAH IN I'AltZa. Washington Star : The Toulon demon stration will at least ouablo the French to mulco another raid on the Siamese treasury. ' Philadelphia Times : As part of the game of European politics , the French and itus- aiuns at , Toulon evidently think the game worth the powder. Kansas City Star : Whether or not it adds to Europe's war cloud , there's u good deal of amoko just now rising from the French and Itussiuns at Toulon , Chicago Post : Franco may fancy she has madeun impregnable alliance with Kussla. But it is nottcoubio that Kiisslu Is strength- onlng her bonds of union with Franco's deadly enemy , Great Britain. The ezaro- witz is going to marry Victoria , u daughter of the prince of Wales. Philadelphia Record : The delirium of en thusiasm at the love feast in Toulon , where the Hussion visitors have been carried in triumph through the streets , polled and al most smothered with flowers and openly hugged and kissed by the women , has far exceeded the bounds of appropriateness , considering the essential triviality of the occasion , This extravagant and almost frantic exhibition of cordiality has passed far beyond the line thut divides the sublime from the ridiculous. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest IS. . Gov't Report. Powder TH1J BARO.tlX Kansas City Jourr.nl : The confirming of Van Alon puts the sonatfl on record as being unwilling to place obstacles in tlia way of an administration paying Its dishonest debts , Cincinnati Commercial ! Now thi\t Vnn Men tins boon confirmed by tlio senate tlio inly remaining do tall necessary to complete .ho bargain Is the forwarding of a receipt for his * iO,000. Kansas City Star : Mi * . Van Alon hns been continued , ns ovorv reasonable person tnow ho would bo. The only serious chnrgo anil thus fnr it Is only a charge against him hns been that ho is notqulto American enough lit demonstrative patriot * 3in niul brcozluoss. St. Paul Pioneer-Press : Tor purposes of revenge , a man llko Murut Halstud Is ro- Icctcil by the ncnato ; whllo an open bargain mil sale llko this ot Mr. Van Men , Although thoroughly exposed , pan lltul barely a score of senators to record their votes against it. As fnr as Its supervisory POM or over nomina tions Is concerned , the scunto is u Corrupt combination. Now York World : It Is n matter of deep regret that the president adhered to his mis- take. It is peculiarly unfortunate thut at this critical period in the history of the democratic party , when the feeling is prevalent that the government is falling too much Into the hands of the money power , the appointment of a plutocrat to a high onico for value received , by a democratic president , should lend color to the chargo. Now York Tribune : The gravity of the offense which Mr. CK'veland committed , and which the sonata now shares , is neither In creased nor diminished by the general char acter nnd reputation of the appointee. The personal dlsgraca and the public shame which this affair Involves como from the demonstrated fact thut the president , was willing to nbldo by and able to complete nn immoral contract made in his own Interest and that of his party. Chicago Post : A proud nun would not talto a mission secured as Van Alon'a has been at the expense oC the reputation of the administration and In the fncoof opposition based upon the most humiliating charges. But Mr. Van Alen U not a proud man , except - copt to his coachman , perhaps. Ho is a cold , calculating , vulgar snob who hns bought n position as iio might have bought a pair of riding breeches. Ho will go out oalmly with his purchase under his arm , and for the next three years Europe will bo'rogaled with the Spectacle of this splendid product ot 100 years of a popular government the ond-of- thc-ccntury successor of Franklin , Jay and .lelTcrsou. NKliIt < lSK < l AXlt XJHIlltlSlC.lXS. Nebraska Baptists ara in session , at Lin coln. coln.A A resident of Bloomllold shot and killed a wolf on one the main streets ot that village the other day. The Catholics of Atkinson arc holding a fair to ralsa funds to repair their church , which was caught In n cyclone last summer. Robert M. Peyton , president oof the State bank of Crolghtou , contracted typhoid fever at the World's fair and is now seriously ill at his homo. Falrflcld onlcers raided the place of busi ness of J. T. Hossitcr and discovered a quan tity of liquor. Uosslter is out on bail on the charge of selling whisky without a license. At a recent mooting of the Women's llo- llef corps at Table , Hock , Dr. Bro.vles pre sented the corps with a gavel made from laurel wood obtained from Lookout moun tainand imbedded in it was a bullet from the battlollcld of Mission Uidgo. Bad boys disturb the uostniRRtcr at Broken Bow while ho is distributing the malls , and ho warns them that unless they kceu quiet ho will bo obliged to locic the doors and keep everybody out of the ofllco until the mail Is sorted. Whllo "Father1' Cashmlro of El in wood , aged SO years , was on his way homo his team became frightened and ran away , throwing him out onto a harrow in the yard at His homo. One arm was torn to pieces and his head nearly scalped and otherwise cut and bruised. His recovery is deemed doubtful. Fort Randall military reservation , just over the Bo.vd county line , which was recently abandoned by this government , is reported to have been seized by a largo force of In dians , who have driven out the custodian and have taken possession of the buildings. It is said troops have been ordered to remove the redskins. The feeling against the cattle thieves in Knox county is so strong that the Bloom Meld Journal goes so far as to practically advo cate lynching the members of the Hothwell gang. The Journal saj-B : Knox county's citizens should carefully nurse the injury and insult of the failure to bring the Roth- well gr.ng to an immediate proof of their in- nbccnco and Insist that justice -bo not de feated bv skillful manipulation before the courts. If ihcso men are innocent they need have no tear of trial , but if they show their guilt by attempts to further dodge a trial wo say thsn that patience ceases to bo a virtue , and the men who have been taxed bevoad reason bv the shortcomings of this crowd have n right to say"movo on , or up.1 How to linil tlio Deadlock. Chicago Z'rftmne. Give iho republicans a chance. Let Mr Voorhees , who has proved a failure , reslgi his leadership. Lot the democrats who are honestly la favor of repeal fall in behind the republican phalanx , taking Sherman as a leader , following him as loyally us the re publicans have followed Voorheos. and there will bo a change in the situation speedily and the senate will como to a vote on the sundrv propositions before it. Kntl HltlG.UHKlt. Chtcaco Post : Mr. Morgan may not ho Ashamed of his connection with the seces sion movement. Wo h.tvo known reformed burglixrs who were not penitent. It is li\rgclv a matter of breeding. Uut Mr. Morgan at least should bo ns'iamcd of his speech. That inrolvcs n matter of tasto. Kansas City Stars Mr. Morgan has lakcn a pliant moment to thundorngain that grand old proposition that "eleven states went out of the union to preserve the constitution. " i Ms may no ! bo strictly portlncmt to the matter In debate , but it is always plo- turesquo , and coming from a man of such self-confessed ' 'personal responsibility1' it would not bo polite to deny It. Philadelphia Record : Senator Morgan of Alabama feels persuaded that the pcoplo of the United States would vlso up against the establishment of the closure ; and it will not dp to dismiss such words ns idle talk , in yiow ot tlio ominous fact Miat so far as Mr. Morgan Is concerned the selre ion of a last ditch and other hostile preliminaries give token that the rlso-up has already sot In. D Chicago Herald : What , Indeed , can wo think of this solicitude for the constitution when wo llnd it In a man who gave live years of his life to wi-cck the cherished institu tion I How much weight does Mr. Morgan's appeal for Its protection carry when it is confronted with the taet that out of seventeen - teen lines devoted to his life in tltc congres sional directory ( supplied by himself ) ntno lines are spent in reciting his disloyalty to the constitution , from his election tis dolo- gale to the Alabama secession convention to his appointment as brigadier general of the confederate army t Chicago Journal : Mr. Morgan sought to convoy the Impression that Iio was In some way a very great man and that it was im pertinent for any one to address him whom ho did not cheese to recognize ns hla equal. Ho Insulted Hnnator Washhurn by nmiarki of an Inexcusably personal nature and ro- forrcd to Senators Hill and Lodge contempt uously as Juveniles. Then ho hocninu dellant and ended like n mcloilriitnailo warrior on the Held of battle by declaring that ha would die at his post , lie Is not dead yet , however , and theatrical managers who are contemplating a tour-ot the provinces might do well to look him up. .1 UVXClt OVH.MtUSS. Lowell Courier : It U said that the bull li very liable to uu attiick of scnrlut fover. lloston Transcript : If a man changes hla mind after proposing for nmrrlugo ho would do well to mind the change. Harper's Ila ar : "I parsed your nnor lost ovunlns. MIssUIIdorHk'ovo , " remarked young Mr. ( Jllloy. "How T lnd of you , " replied the Kratoftil Kin. , Cleveland Plain Dealer : When tno rnnRroa- Hlotrnl orator Intos I Iio thread of ht.i dl-oourso he Inu no dtniculty In spinning u new OIRL Itostou Ttullutln : The nluphant Is one of the fo\r Inunlgriints to this country uho duos not try tOKmimglouiiiiclliliiir In his trunk. Puck : Harty Halo Como In , old man , and wn'll drink your good health. WlicnUloy Phcoblo ( sadly ) Von can't do It , my boy. I drank my good health up years ago. HulTalo Courier : What n lot of labor would bo saved If the Hwceplng RhincuH wo read about would ouly taUo the dlrl from carpels. Detroit Tribune : Trump Madam , I was not always thus. AJadanl No. It win your other arm you had In a sling this morning. Philadelphia-Times : No doubt She gas bill hns been u-prollllo cause of Jokes , andyatfew men luugh when they get and read onu. Washington Star : "I never soon such times , " said Ihu burglar , asho throw the paper iisliUi in disgust. "What's tlio matter ? " "Thoho sllvor Ulolters Is tafctn' up so much time dal oven a train robbery don't git decent recognition In tlio newspapers. " Chicago Tribune : Dyspeptic Guest ( In res taurant ) Do you llvoUii thubO victuals yourselves - solves ? Proprietor Wo do , sir. "I should think ll would ho mighty bad for your health. " " .My frleinl , we arc not In this business for our health. 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