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* * * * WIIIIB THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , NOVEMBER 30 , 1893 , flE OMAIIADAILYJEE i-Mitor. OP Pnl j Hrf fwltliontStin < lnyOno ) Your. f R 00 D.illv mid Similar , Ono Year. lo no n on Sl < c MontliM Tlino Mimiltt . I ! fiO Btindnv lit u One Y < M. ' . 3 00 nnlunJiy lhi , ( im Yi'ar i no Weikljr lt i < , < hu ! Ycnr as Ycnromor.s. . roinu'ii iiiiin * , m i' ii Mrvti. riiitiriiinii ( > . HI" niiinibrrof cmiiiiierMv Ni-w York. rutiiiin in tl nnil IB. Tribune IwlMUW Wlis1ili b'lu . 01 : i Komlr.mli surd. couur.si'oxiiJcK. ) : ! A. lOitin.milcnllnns n-lilliut to news ami e l lir t , iiHiiu-rsliiMiMiinailiU'Wil : To Iho UUlo IIIJStNHSS l.KTTr.r.R All .imliiffMli'llcTi an.l remlUiWcet MionM bo mldr , > . ( ! toTliu Ilex IMihllililiiucotiUKjny.Oiiinlin. Iirnrin rlicrkM ami iw ti > niei onlorH to fooniatlo uixn'ili M tlio onlrruf HIP ronipaiij. . IMMIi't It . .iInif tlie rlly for tliu miintn'T can linxn TIIK llv v M nl In Uii-lr atlilioHS li > leaving nn onlcr " " " " . " "TiiiMinn Prnuwijco COMPANY. " SWOUN' HTATMIKST OK C1UCUI.AT1ON. 5ltli" > f Xi > iir.iHli.i , I Coi nly iif Ilcniplm c ( i , o II r/Hcliiii-U , weml.irv of Tnr. nrfi Pub- llRlilnir MJIUIKIIIV ili 'S nnlMinilv Bwear tnat tlio aclmil I'lii'iilnilnn of Tnr U ui.v fit K for tlie wi-ek n.illiiK Noteinbi-r L'.I. 18H.I , was : i follow M Piiiiiln ) Noxi-iiiiH'i U' a2TiJ ! ! Mmiiliu Nm.MiibcrUll S'-'Vi TnoMl.iv Ko\einlifr i'l.i Si'rVil : TlnirsiliKiiximloT i.M Hi ! ' ! ? ; ! Fililnv , Niivi'iitl'i'i- tiitnnl.ij , i HMI 1I.T/MMJTK , - > . Sworn to lirforpinoaii'l ' mili crllxil In my \ | - > . \I. liii | < siMiro tills ' . ' .Illi d iv of November. IH'.M I , I l' . N l-li 1 1 . Notary Public . Atprnin lor Ortolinr , 2IH : * \ \ \ \ THAN'KPirr. that you arc not a foot ball pi ay or. Tin : inuomo tux is worrying the demo cratic members of congress a yrcui deal moro tliau tbutr incomes. DON'T furfje-t to give a hearty welcome to the eveui'rtlonUU who como to Omaha to attend the Thanksgiving day football Tin : elevation of the district bench by the election of partisan judges docs not. teem to bo progressing very rapidly at this moment. IIo\V fortunate that wo are not to bo inflicted with that lengthy president's HiPHsago until after the time for thanks giving is past ! WITH General Campos in command , of the Spanish forces at Melilla things maybe bo expected to assume a lively aspect in that vicinity before very many days. AN iNCKHASr. of 100 per cent in the year's output of gold ought to be a tempting consolation to Colorado for the closing of a few of its poorer paying silver mines. Tun tariff bill does not go quite far enough in the direction of free trade to suit the foreign press. The democratic administration will please take notice of this when it undertakes to frame an other revonno la\v. IIO\V did tbo newly installed jtufgo of the district court lourn that he was elected to 1111 the particular vacancy to which .ludgo Dulllo had been tempo rarily appointed ? Hasn't ' Blair as good n title to it as Ambrose ? Tan Iowa-Nebraska football contest today promises to bo the event of" the day. Tlio teams are well matched , and while we believe the Nebraska team will triumph , such a result cannot be considered as a foregone conclusion by any means. Tun United States might drive a pros perous business just now in bonding a few of its surplus statesmen to reorganize ganize- the numerous ministries that are awaiting just such ability as each of our statesmen thinks ho possesses in the most eminent degree. DISTINCT assembly No. 120 of the Knights of Labor has signified its disap proval of- the gas franchise outrage in a fiories of emphatic resolutions. The perpetrators of this high-handed pro ceeding arc gradually learning what the people think of their disgarcofti ! ac- tions. Tiu : Omaha Bolt line has been as sessed by the city elork at $12,8. " ) . The owners of that property down in Now York claim it to bo worth 88,000,000 , in cluding franchises. Some difference. The local tax agent , however , wljl doubtless - , less have the nerve to lilo a protest against the absurd valuation placed upon the property. I'OSTMASTKK GKNIMIAI , BlS.SIJIJ. bays that the sinecure postmastorship must go. What is to become of all those newspapers which have boon feeding on the local postolllco for years imme morial ? Take away the postolllco and lifo will ho scarcely worth living for the ordinary oHico-bcoking editor , OrriciAU reports of railroad earnings for October are not showing the terrible falling elY in not receipts of which the railway magnates have boon BO loudly complaining. The railroads are by no moans as badly nITcctod by the , prevail ing industrial depression as are a host of other important business interests of the country.v Poi'UMSTS ot the state announce that a council of the party leaders will beheld hold in January to adopt a plan of Cam paign for next year. The man in ohargo uf this movement aie probably not ask ing advice from the newspapers , but wo can suggest that if the populists will next year conllno their workers to state issues and lot national issues severely alone for a time they will produce bet ter results. But thov-wont do it. K coal agent of tlio Union Paoilio railway is authority for the statement that if the Wilson tariff hill bcoomos law and the duty on foreign coal bo-ro- mlmul it will out that company out of the sale of possibly 500,000 tons annually on the 1'nclllo coast alone. This would bo a faorlous blow , not only to the road , but to the army of minors employed by it. There might I HI aomo recompense if the removal of the tariff would force the price of coal down in this part of tiio world , but there is 110 rousou to bo- Hove that it would. TM.\KSOMI VO. The nation nt i > caco with the world. The American people enjoying n higher nverngo of prosperity than any other people on onrth. The year's crops ample- for supplying every demand. No epi demic disease anywhere in our broad land. Our political institutions sccttro in the love and patriotism of the people. The American name respected through out the world. No obstacle to the con tinued material progress of the republic that n wise and patriotic statesmanship cannot surmount. Are not these- amply sufllolent reasons why the American people should acknowledge on this day of national thanksgiving the dlvlno goodness and favor that has been so richly vouchsafed them and in gladness and gratitude give praise and thanks for the blessings that are theirs ? The spirit to which this day appeals should bo as broad ns the republic and elevated above pessimistic reflections. We all know that there is distress and ulTerlng throughout the land. There has been a long period of depression that has forced many people into idleness , and thousands of such will find little reason for thankfulness beyond the fact that they are living. Indeed , to many oven llfo may have bccomo a burden. No one can bo altogether blind to these conditions and none should bo Indiffer ent to them. It la rather a duty to bo mindful of them , to the end that wo may make this the occa sion for helping the unfortunate and giving them oauso to bo thankful with us. But wo shall miss the proper inllu- enco of Thanksgiving day and fall to experience Its right Inspiration If wo narrow our attention to the misfortunes of the few and thus exclude from consid eration the almost boundless blessings of the many. It Is the grand aggregate of benefits and blessings enjoyed by the American people which they are to think of today and those arc greatcnough to inspire the most fervent thanksgiving from these who acknowledge a divine providence in the affairs of mankind. There will always bo some of our people suffering hardships and privation. That seems to bean an inexorable law of the social organ ism. But so long as our free institutions survive , assuring to every citi/cn the right to "lifo , liberty and the pursuit of happiness , " wo shall have reason enough as a people for national thanks giving. The gladness and the feasting in mil lions of American homos today will make for a truer citizenship and a heartier patriotism. As wo realize the meaning of this occasion it cannot fail to awaken a sense of prldo in the privi lege of being an American citizen and to inspire a profounder affection for our country , which from its beginning as a nation has ' coined to enjoy in a special degree the favor of divine providence. Till' I'OSTAl , SRISVICK. Ordinarily no report of an.executive department of the federal government has greater interest for the general publio han that of the postmaster gen eral. This is because the postal ser vice is moro cloaoly and intimately con nected with the business and social lifo of the whole people than any other. The reports of the head of the Post- olllce department under the preceding administration always commanded widespread attention , ano to their highly practical character and the hearty interest they denoted in the question of improving and extending the mail service and increasing its cttlcicncy. This interest made -itself manifest in practical achinvmont , so that at the close of the last adminis tration the postal service in every branch had attained a higher standard of cllloienoy than over before. Tlio present administration , therefore , took control of this service under the most iavorablo circumstances , with a plain course marked out for it , which , if pursued , ould carry tlio service still nearer to perfection. Thus far there has been no notable departure from the policy of the preceding administration and the effi ciency of Iho service is maintained. If this shall continue the public will bo satisfied , even though no advance bo mado. What it has to fear is that the sorvlco will bo allowed to retrograde , as it did under the first Cleveland adminis tration , when it declined to a lower standard than for many years before. Postmaster General BIhsoll , In his an nual report , fbhows that the deficiency for the last fiscal year was very much greater than had boon estimated , and ho says that Instead of there being a sur plus for the current fiscal your , us.esti mated by his predecessor , there is likely to be a dottali. ot nearly $8,000,000. It is not easy to understand why there should bo this extraordinary discrepancy in es timates for the fiscal year , of which five months have passed , and it is quite pos sible that the new hands at this business will bo found when the year is ended to have made a mistake to the extent of a few million dollars , though of course there will bo no surplus , as o&tlma.ted in the report for 18 ! > 2. As to the es timate for the thcal year ended Juno HO last the failure to reall/.o It was duo largely to the busi ness depression , which had its offoot upon correspondence , upon the money order business and upon the revenues of the borvlco generally , wlillo the in creased hiibinoss counted on as incident to the World's fair fell far short of antici pation , as did the sale of the Columbian postage stump. Hud the general pros perity of 18)2 ! ) prevailed during'tho first six months of the current year there can bo no doubt that the estimates of postal revenue for the fiscal year 1893 would have boon very nearly realized , and reasoning in the same way , If there is a revival of business activity and ' prosperity at the beginning of' 1894 there will probably bo no such deficit at the end of the cur- rout fiscal year us the postmaster general estimates. It is to bo observed that there is no better or more trust worthy indication of the average finan cial condition of the people than the lluetnutlons in the postal revenues. The postmaster general takes a de cided stand against extending free delivery - livery to small toWuj ui\d villages , claim ing that the experiment has not shown the desirability of establishing the sys tem , and it is entirely tufo to Buy that it will IK ) abandoned and that the rural populations which for two years have been served in this way and nil that were expecting to bo will have to bo content for some years to como with the old conditions. That the abandonment of the policy of extending frco de livery to rural communities will bo extremely disappointing to such communities there can be no doubt. It was expected that the present ad ministration would not approve of the contracts made by its predecessor for carrying ocean malts , and the excuse for doing this Is that no apparent ad vantage has resulted from them , The country will bo bolter nblo to jutlgo of the merit of this plea when it has seen the results of the policy regarding the ocean mall sorvlco of the present ad ministration , though it cannot interfere with existing contracts. The postmaster general makes some recommendations and suggestions that merit careful con sideration , among them that the charges for domestic money orders bo reduced and the form of the order simplified , at the same tlmo abolishing postal notes. Regarding civil service reform the postmaster general makes unfavorable comment upon the dismissal of democratic clerks from the railway mall sorvlco at the be ginning of the preceding administration. Perhaps Mr. Blssoll needs to be In formed that in the last year of Mr. Cleveland's first administration a largo number of experienced and competent clerks were dismissed from that service because they wore republicans and their places filled by democrats , to the almost utter demoralization of the sorvlco , 'and that the Harrison administration re stored the republican clerks , where their removal was shown to have boon for political reasons , both as a matter of justice to them and for the good of the facrvico. COItl'OU.lTlOXS IN TIIK CITY COUXCIL. No-one present at the last meeting of the city council would have had to bo told that election day had passed. The proceedings of that body would have informed him before many minutes had elapsed that the majority of the mem bers fool themselves entirely absolved from their immediate responsibility to the taxpayers and citizens who elected them , and the conclusion must have In evitably been forced upon his mind that the corporations rather than the people are represented in the Omaha city council. Not to speak of the shameful treat ment of the mayor's veto of the fifty- year gas franchise ordinance in refus ing oven to receive the papers which ho had sent toil at the previous regular mooting when simple courtesy demanded that they bo at least placed on illo in case the council wore not ready to act upon thorn , the council managed to show several times how it stands in relation to corporation raids upon the rights of the taxpayers. A communication from the garbage contractor , a contractor backed by the combined influence of the franchised corporations , asking for per mission to erect a tool house on ground comprising a part ot the streets of Omaha , was quickly referred without debate to the building inspector with the understanding that the prayer bo granted. If the garbage contractor wants to orcct a tool house , why docs ho not do as other private individuals do buy or rent a piece of land suitable for his purposes ? If the council can au thorize the erection of a permanent structure on a street near the river , it can authorize one in the middle ot Far- nam street. The garbage contractor has already secured valuable privileges from the city for nominal returns. Why should ho bo given further privileges , however small their value may bo ? The corporations in the council have also pushed through all the disputed claims of the Barber Asphalt company that have bcpn hanging fire for months. The merits of the original dispute need not detain us. But the city engineer had taken the trouble to institute a care ful examination of the work for which tTio last monthly claim had boon pre sented and had recommended certain deductions on account of failure to live up to the letter of the agreement. Two councilinen in a two hours' drive , in company with the agent of the Barber company , had convinced themselves that the twenty miles of paved streets were in excellent condition and on their report the repair claim was allowed. The repair contract calls for keeping the streets constantly In good order. With the corporations running the council all that is. nocdod is to Imvo a milo or so in good order on , the day when the committee takes its monthly drive with the company's ngont , and holes and cracks may bo loft in the streets the remainder of the year , in spite of the protest of the engineering department. The corporations are dully becoming moro and moro bold in their manipula tions of the city council. This course of action will probably bo continued until the taxpayers arouse to the protection of their Interests. The veto power of a watchful mayor has in too many in stances proven unavailing. Unless things ehango for the bettor the tusk of driving the corporations out of the city council will soon have to bo taken up. TESTIMONY from Ktiropo designed to support the advocacy of an income tax in the United States is not likely to have very much weight with our people. European governments , when in need of revenue , do not usually concern them selves us to whether the mot hods of ob taining it uro offensive to nny portion of the people or not , or whether they uro partial In their oporutlon or otherwise. They are controlled altogether by the necessities of the situation. In this coun try oxory citizen is presumed to have an equal interest in the govern ment , and to propose that one class of tjio people shall pay n tax that another class Is exempted from , us is done by the advocates of an Income tax hare , is hostile to one of the most im portant principles in our political sys tem. As u mutter of fact each a proposi tion decs not find justification In any of the income tax systems of Europe , But in this matter we need not go abroad for guidance. We have hud an income tax and pretty much everybody who remem bers its offensive operation knows that such n method -obtaining revenue is not suitable to this country. Places on all frtdos of soft coal are and have long IjaOiQtoo high In Omaha. There nro rich coal deposits in central town , southern ICan-as , In. the Black Hills , In WyoWti * and in Colorado , within easy roajh of Iho consumers of Nebraska. Invastlgatlon made by Tim Bin : in the pa % proved that it coats moro to transport coal from the mines mentioned to Omaha than the coal Is worth nt the mlnos. Local dealers of course put on top of this n liberal mar gin ot profit , so that a ton of coal worth $1.03 at the mines Is retailed in Omnhu at from $4.50 to $7. That these prices are exorbitant goes without saying. They nro maintained by a local combine of dealers which levies n princely tribute annually on the people of Otnahu. Back of thorn , of course , stand the railroad companies pledged in uphold them in their close corporation methods. The only means of redress that seems at all practicable Is that suggested in the re cent local populist platform , wherein It was recommended that 100 or moro prl- vulo consumers pool together , acquire trackage , and purchase larpo quantities of coal. By.such moans the combine might bo broken. A UIU'HKSKXTATIVK of the receivers of the Union Pacific railway system has uskcd the federal court to 11 x the salary of each of the live receivers at $18,000 , or $90,000 , a year for all. These men will bo expected to do the work of olll- cials whoso salaries have aggregated $ ; > 0,000 , a year heretofore. They are un skilled in the service and must grope their way through the intricacies of scientific railroading. By no process of reasoning can their sorvlco bo worth ns much as that of trained railroad men. The compensation asked for scorns to bo out of all reason and to have no other ground to rest upon than precedents in like cases. There has for years been much popular clamor against the princely sal aries paid the higher railroad officials , alleged to bo at tlio expense of the pat rons of the roads. If there be justifica tion for such contention there is cer tainly some force to the claim that the receivers in thib case , or at least some of thorn , are asking too much. OUR Washington dispatches quote Comptroller Eckels as saying that ho will go to the bottom of the affairs of the defunct Capital National bank and intimates that every man remotely re sponsible will have to stop up and help make good the lifes. ( This is good news for the taxpayers at largo , but it will cause many grotins ) in Lincoln. The books of Mosher's ' defunct bank show it to bo indebted toltho state in the sum of $80,000 , , wliHo the state treasurer's books fix the iimoWC'at ' 3200,000. If the comptroller cun bring the power of the national govcrnnJeriC to play upon this cuso and save la largo share of this money to the people he will accomplish moro than seems'probablo at this time. SECIICTAUY MouTO > r nakcs a rather sensational statement iit his report when he intimafes that a portion of the appropriation for state1 'experimental stations may have miscarried. An investi gation will of course follow , as it should. The secretary refers to the matter in support o | hisrecqmmbndntion that such appropriations bo placed in the depart ment so that supervision of disburse ments may bo exorcised. On this point the secretary's conclusions seem to be eminently bound. Tliu ItiKtiii-KH Outlook. Kcw Yolk Sun. These things taken toffotlier lead to the conclusion that wo uro sure of at least mod- cratelv active business us soon as the pres ent winter is at an end. The vast supplies of money now accumulated in Now York will theii flnd remunerative employment. With the return of general confidence must come a revival of legitimate speculation , none the worse for the lessons that business men have received through the recent tight ness of money. A Vital Ohjnrtlon. 1'lnhiilelitMn Ittcottl. Ono of the stroiiRCst objections to an in come tax would ho the cost of collection. A very consider.iblo portion of the money de rived from taxinp incomes would bo. spent upon the army of inquisitors necessary to K.-Uhnr it in. An Income tax , if laid upon nil incomes alike , is no * doubt an exceedingly fair tax theoretically. In practice , however , it is unfair , because ot the opportunity to cscapo payment afforded to dishonest men whoso nutual income cannot bo ascertained. Honoring n Knvnlutlmuiry Hero. Now Yoric Saturday jiaid reverential homage age to the memory of a man whoso name and heroic death should oxer bo conspicuously before the young of America. One hundred and seventeen years have como and cone since Nathan Halo was hanged by the Jlrit- isli as a spy. The influences of his sorrow ful decease were potent in hastening suc cessful revolution , and his hraro words just before martyrdom : "I only regret that I have but one llfo to lese for my country , " aroused thousands of lukewarm colonists. In erecting u statue to the hero Now York City pays but u fraction of the nation's in debtedness. . _ _ ItuvuMlut ; III" Mnxlcuu Custom , Chteniio Herald , Singular and altogether unprecedented noxx s comes from Mexico , Jf the accounts are to bo hullovod the revolutionists have administered m.to the hosts of President Diaz a most thorough and aoul-satisfylng thrashing. 'J'ho fci rul troops or such of thorn us uro left UTO reported to he headed for the national caUaral. ] ] a gait that would muko the Mf. tfX > lopoinptiiu blow its smolco- htack oil In sheer fcivy | and despair. This entirely rt-verses the tisiunl order of things in Mexican revolutions. The custom hith erto has beca foe. some greasy patriot to dubhlmsolf general , collect fifty or a hun dred men , ralso the standard of revolt and got captured xvlthintdrty-olirht hours. Thou followed a drumhead _ eourt martial , a fusil , lailo , u shallow tremcuT and quicklime , and tnnt revolution -niuelched , The nexv Hystum Is revolutionary Indeed , not only us affecting the government of Mexico , but as destroying old traditions. It is so novel , in fact , that further ! , particulars should bo awaited before glvluK.JuU credence to the stories that come from the border. nniTont.it . , Phtlnuclplita Times' Dying by Incite * U fast enough , but it's unfortunate when foot ball players din by the foot , ns It wore. Cincinnati Commercial : If Corboot and Mitchell would challenge a foot ball player there might bo an opportunity to see their merits ns pugilists. Foot ball players differ from puglllits in that they tight not talk. Washington Post ! Meanwhile , U would seem the rankest infatuation to harbor the theory that foot ball U n more gentlemanly nnd a less dnmonilirtnc practice than prize lighting. The record indicates the contrary. IndlaimpoUa Journal : Thus far the testi mony presented by tbo newspapers does not \varr.int the conclusion that foot ball M as harardous to llfo and limb n" nn average pitched battle , but much moro so than the avcrago duel in high llfo. Kansas City Star : l-'oot ball Is the solo amusement in the xvorld that carries with It the semblance and excitement of the great game of war. The first Inquiry after u match is "Who won the victory ? " The next is concerning the number of killed and wotindctli Chicago Herald : But at least let us put a stop ns soon as ucmlblc to the biutulity of foot ball a sport which , in i many features , Is worse than prbo lighting , being less n matter of skill , more dangerous to the par ticipants and involving a much larger num ber of contestants. Detroit Free.Press : Hccauso they nro the Mower of our youth Is no more reason that they should bo permitted to proceed In the work of killing and crippling than that the same concession should bo made to the muscular athletes \\lio have a less dangerous sport in the twcnty-four-foot ring. Now York Times : The game Is bloody and brutal , too , however stoically the young players mav endure their wounds and frac tures , or the injuries or even the deaths of their companions. It has engendered , more over , a sordid desire of gain by no means in keening with tlio pursuit of the liberal arts and sciences. Harper's Weekly : Once lot it bo understood - stood , however , that n knowledge of foot ball is essential to success ns a policeman ana wo shall have not only men xvhoso natural tastes nnd inclinations lead them to become policemen Hocking to our colleges in order to obtain the best possible prepara tion , but wo shall find our athletic college graduates clamoring for positions as guard ians of the peace , ns they have hitherto thronged the professions of the law , modi- clno and the church. Foot ball colors necessarily run to black and blue. The proud bird of freedom will have his innings some other day. A bicyclist is not to bo regarded as an en gineer because of his spinal arch. General Husk's fortune amounts to $ .10.000 , .ill of which is left to bis wife and children. Giving thanks costs nothing. The truly thankful are they who glvo a share of their abundance to the worthy but unfortunate. The specter of sortowhlch poets see around tha "festive board" is doubtless duo to the impression that loaded tables groan. Having secured a place among the an thracite coal barons of the cast , Vandcrbilt has gone abroad to enjoy the fruits of the squeeze. Every spellbinder who is onto his job should not. bo backward in sounding "a nota of warning. " A variety of keynotes uro in circulation. The price of plato glass dropped 20 per cent with the collauso of the trust. If the government wants to cheapen things hunt ing down trusts offers golden opportunities. As evidence of the cheerful condition of affairs in Colorado it is worthy of note that the Denver Republican discussed the Union Pacific problem without suggesting the re moval of the company's headquarters. Wl.eu Jeremiah Rusk , tlio volunteer sol dier , was offered the colonelcy of the Twonty- llfth regiment of Wisconsin volunteers ho declined. Afterward when asked to ex plain his action ho said : "Idid not think I was competent to take command of u regi ment or that I had the experience necessary in military affairs to fit me for any rank higher than that of major , which at that time I regarded as moro ornamental than otherwise. " Within a few weeks ho found that none of his associates know any moro of military ulTaivs than ho did , and so he ac cepted tlio commission. Ho commanded bis regiment to the very end of the war. NEHllASKA AXIt MSISlt.lSK.lXli. The Fairfield creamery has been reopened. The Coiwegat'innalists of Norfolk have raised enough money to lift the debt from their church. Patrick Campbell of Plattsmouth has re turned from nn extended visit to his old home in Ireland. The people of Box Dutto county have voted to submit to n tax for the purpose of sinking an artesian well. A corn sheller nt Dubois removed three lingers from the hand of William Myers with neatness and dispatch. A son of Albert Schoonstoin of Chapman thought ho was playing with an empty re volver. Ho now has a jagged hole through his wrist Joe Moran of Hay Springs tied a cow behind his wagon ana when the horses ran away the poor old bovine couldn't keep up and her nock was broken. M. J. Mumford , who settled in the Nemnliu valley in 18.r)7 and was for twenty-live years a justice of the peace , died nt the homo of his daughter In Table Uoclc , aped 87 years. Sugar-making frotn boots isn't all safe work by any moans. Three workmen at the Norfolk factory are laid up-one witli a broken thigh , another with mashed fingers and the third with a bruised head , All will recover. The Knights of Pythias of IJloomflold are caring for S. W. Tnomns and family , who lost their all in the Pomoroy cyclone. Mr. Tliomus was seriously crippled by lining raught in the xvrcckof his homound ono of Ids children was killed. HTKH'MH t'O.M/t'.S. niiiKhainutnn ICnniibllcan : The foghorn Is about tliu bussusl tiling on uurth , Io w nil Courier : 1'llliiR n will homtlmes lasps feolliiRsof dlsuppolntuil luKalL'us. Now Orleans IMcnyutiut When n man Is try- liiif to como down stairs ho need not bo told to hurry up. _ Tovns .Sittings : Homo mon got down on their nulKlihoni when they find they can't coiuu up to them. Plttsbiirg Post : Mls < Omhlolgh I am just dond sti iiclf on football. Mm * Mattoiofract Yes , it's Just klllhiK. f.lfo : Tlio ClorKyman And why xhould little tlo boys say their prayura ovnry nlKhlV The Com ! Hey So H tlio l.ord can Imvo a chunco to got whut thuy want by imirnliiK- Troy Press : frmio ptinpln lliln.U that It 1 Claim HiiruclioU vtho IIUH bt-un raising ealn o\ur In llii wull. This is merely b | > ruel < tlatlon. IlufTalo Courier : PlMitrrcoahln though II may bu to him , It Is Mill u ( net that tlm clmncci uro iiK.ilnst tliu luirliiHS mini obtaining any buit of u foothold Insoctuty. Now York Weolly : Actress You tire a dlvorco lnwyer , 1 understand1 ! I.uwyer Yes , nutiliiiDi I Micuro divorces without publicity. Actress Urn I'm In the wrong olllco. Good duy , sir. _ I'OOU TIIIMl. There was a lltllo girl And him hud a little curl ItlKhtduwn In Iho middle of her forehead ; 8o hu were It to tlio hop , And It happened off to drop And the litiiKiiituo that nho thought was horrid ! Highest of all in Leavening ? ? owcr. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Bakin Powder ABSOUSTE1X PURE WILSON BILL'S ' WEAKNESS Now Tariff Measure Will Not Stand Repub lican Analysis. CAMPAIGN OF OPPOSITION ARRANGED ImlUliliml rontiirrs of llto Innlruuiriit A > 111 llo Iliitiillrd Srpirntoly In tlio A p. immclilng DliciiMlon-Krll Ko- RU'.ts , Mroail > Dnvulupctli WISIIIXOTOSUfiinvfor Tin : line , ) Mil Foi IITUENTII HTIIKRT. > WvsntxaTos , NO.V . av . I The now domocratlo tariff bill excites more criticism hourly. l y the end of the week , when a majority of the democratic members of the house xvlll have returned to Washington , the demand for n oarty caucus to icvlso the crude measure reported by Chairman Wilson will have l > o- como overwhelming. The chlof exigency which the Wilson bill Itself crcrttcs , and which seems destined to bring destruction upon Us own head It that while professedly a rovcnuo measure , It really eujs into the revenues of the ticasury to nn amount esti mated at SoO.OOO.OOO , Instead of providing moans to meet the threatened deficit at the end of the llseal year under the present revenue - enuo laws of from $00,000,000 to $ SOIXX1,000. As stated In last night's linn specials , this fact of Itself will force the house to amend the Wilson hill so ns to produce greater revenue , for the reason that on In come tax cannot well pass that body , and most certainly cannot pass the senate. Iteatitt of Tariff Itnvlnlon. The announcement Is made this morning Hint as a beginning of disastrous results of the revision of the tariff In the interest of every country In the world e.xcept Iho United States , the mills of the Hoxbury ( Mass. ) Carpet company are to shut down indefi nitely , thus throxving ! > 00 employes out of work. Thcso mills uro closed , It Is stated , because of the publication of Iho noxv tariff bill , and they will bo kept closed until the tariff question is settled. It will thus bo seen that the disaster which overwhelmed the carpet industry at Yonkera , N. Y. , last summer in the mere anticipation of tiirliT re vision has reached Now England. There are intimations that reductions of wages on the entire closing of mills \vill follow In Phila delphia , ono of the greatest carpet produc ing centers in the country. Ot all the Moquetto carpet made in the world W ) per cent is made in Yonkers. The mills have not been closed for nineteen years until the threatened reduction of duty on carpets. Wages have increased during that period for weaving alone nearly 1100 per cent. At the same time the price of carpets has de- crcasod. Whore llio runner Is lilt. The agricultural inteiests will , perhaps , bo the sloxvest to undcistand how their wel fare Is attacked , but when they nro hoard from the farmers will be likcl.x to speak in no uncertain tones. The removal ot duties from agricultural products which are readily brought across our northern border from Canada will speedily provo a thorn in the side nf farmers , not only of the northwest but of ox'ory state whieti frn.ges upon the Canadian border. Koprcsentative Payne of Nexv York , a member of the ways and means committee , said to THE HER correspondent today that after careful examination of the Wilson bill ho had been utterly unable to discover a single feature of protection in It. The cuts made in the bill on manufactured articles would , ho said , have to come out of the price of labor because the manufacturers had already so little protection that labor was the only place in which they could now cconomiEO in order to moot foreign com petition. Mr. Payne lamented especially the injury to .agricultural products nnd thought Nebraska farmers with others must suffer competition with Canada. Another Unfair Feature. Speaking of the proposed tax on corpora tions , Mr. Payne called attention to the fact that a corporation tax would reach moro poor people than xvould n direct ota.x on in comes above $ -1,000. He explained that most corporations are composed of small holders of stock. Some individual might hold a larger bloclc , but a great bulk of the stock xvoula bo distributed in , small quantities among a great many people. A corporation tax would apply with especial severity to manufacturing concerns , n great portion of which are noxv incorporated nnd xvhoso stock is widely distributed , in many cases being largely field by employes. Thcso concerns would suffer in two ways : First , from the loxSer duties and the necessity of meeting foreign competition by the reduction of cost of labor , and second , by the direct tax upon their stock xvliich is distributed among the \\orking people In small lots , al though of course the larger bloclts are hold by the chief partners in these corporations. These criticisms of tbo bill do not como from icpuoliean sources by any means. \\liut tlio Dolmtu 1'riHiilsuH. The debate of the tariff bill In this con- press does not promise any batter display of oratory than did the light for the uncondi tional repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman act. The domocratlo veterans of many years service in the house state tha they talked UicrrnolTf s out on the tariff over tha Mills bill and the subsequent dabitto over the McIClnlcy act , besides their speeches of the cnmualcn of ISiy were Urn Itcd almost entirely to discussion of tha tariff and the tariff will again bo the topic of their speeches In their campaigns for re election nevt fall. The republicans on the other hand \vlll mnkono special effort at displays of denun ciatory oloqucnra during the genotal do bite , They will confine themselves to a number of calm statements showing tha vlcloiisness of the general sjstom on which the bill Is built and will direct their princl pal efforts against lmllvlilu.il features of th ( bill when It Is discussed by sections. A systematic plan of campaign Is arrange by which some experienced republican mom her will bo assigned the charge- the opposl tlonon o\er.y schedule , nnd'it will bo hli dtit.\ when that schedule comes up for con- sideiatlon to present a clear and conclso exposition - position of the Injury that xvlll bo done to all the Interests nflcctcd by that schedule II the rates proposed In Iho Wilson bill are per mitted to go Into effect. I'Vnrlng the republican analysis of tha measure the democrats Intend to niloxv but txx-o weeks fov debate In the house , and say the bill will bo In the room of the sonata committco on llnnnco xvhen the liolkhi } re cess is taken. I'oMomil Mention. Charles II. ( Jray of Kearney has been ap pointed to a clerkship in the Interior department mont , It Is understood that ho xvlll take the place of his brother James , who Is a dork under Secretary IlokoSmlth. Tholattorwlll shortly graduate from thoColnmblan univers ity , the principal law school of this city , nnd ho intends to retire from the federal service and outer upon Ihn practice of law J. S Ilalluv was today appointed poitm.is tcr at Ulysses. Uutlcr couiityNob.vlco II C' . llyam , resigned. Mr. ICdxvard Kosexvatcr , editor of Tiir. Hue , who has been in Washington for a couple ot days , after attending a Press association meeting In the south , left for Noxv Yoik to night , llo goes homo the latter part of the week. Among the recent dismissals from the snrv ice of the general land olllco xveioA W Conleo and P..I. Williams of Nebraska and K. Kllpatrick , 1) 11. CJoodne , .1. llasMishoin. W. \Vob3torand ,1. P , Driver of Iowa Tfiu names of the victimof xho wholesale dis. missal from the land ofllco force were not made public until today. PKHHY S. HLUII. lo\rn .N OlUro llurund. lowvCirv , Nov. ! ! U.The Iowa City Ho- publican building was totally destroyed by 11 ro this morning. I/m , § 10OW ) ; insurance , about half. The Republican's loss is very heavy , and to Mr. II. S. Kiilrall it is particularly b.ul , as he had Just completed arrangements to buy the entire onlco Hiirv.inl Tutor's Milclilu. CvMimiixii : , Mass. , Nov. 29. The an nouncement that Harmon Haley , a tutor of l < atin in Harvard colloRo , had cut his throat created widesptcad excitement and sympa thy Ho has been a tutor at Harvard for three years. Overwork Is said to have caused the deed. .1 10 ia.r. Detroit l'iec I'tesi. Now , hero's lo the turk With slnHlm ; so line , Hiiro's ) to tlio man \Vlioon hlmilooj dluo. Hero's tHitho boy \Vlio cats tlm most iilo ; Heiu's to tlio Klrl \Vltonu\ct says illu. Hero's to young sweetheart , Wltlillgiirudlvliiu , And this lo hoi blight eyes Would HIU ! ucru mine. Hero's to us all , As bright as the dny. May wo inner know sorrow , Hut always bo gay. 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