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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , JANUARY 24 , 1891
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NEK Put llHMni : company , ilorH xolciiilily BWrnr lli.it Hi tiptiml circulation fit TIIK IMll.v HKK for tlio wuc fwllw January M , IH'.M , wax nn folluvv * : Hunilny. January M . 21.78 Monday. . military 15 . . . Sv.'om to Ix'fr.ro tiles anil tmliscrlbod IfKAi.my ( tirutbiice tliln until day of .Tatmarj 1 . , I IHIM. N. 1' . Fell. , Notary 1'iib'le. vpratfi- Circulation for Oi'ormlirr , 23 , ItSS MK. nouTKMiK , the irrepressible , I n immo suggestive us well na character istic. A GKNUINB Nebraska blizzartl for i variation Is moro n fcc.iblo tlmn tv Lon don tog In tbo inlddlu of January. Tun Ice supply for next summer's con Humptlou Is now ai.-mrcd. So is im mediate oinploymont for several hundret men hitherto idlo. CltAIKMAN Wir.SON flhoilld not liaV ( boon permitted to work himsolt sicVi ever tlio tiirill bill. But bo is not the only ono who is siok of the tarif ] tinkering. - IN THE struggle between tbo free trade democrats and tbo tarilt lor revenue - enuo only democrats in the house the former may be f aid to have decidedlj the better Of it up to this moment. TOMORUOW should end the talk about the proposed contest between the pro fessional bruisers who have been nlllioting Florida for sumo weeks past. There is some comfort in contemplating this fact by itself. GoVEHNOR FismiACK of Arkansas does not propose to lot his senatorial am bition suffer from delay in assorting itself. Now that the governor has served notice that Senator Berry's place would bo satisfactory to him it must bo a presumptuous citizen of Arkansas who will venture to cross him in his plans. No RESIGNATION from his Brooklyn church will bo able to prevent Dr. Tal- inngo from continuing his weekly sort - t inons through the press. Dr. Talmago " * lias come to look to the press for both reputation and remuneration and has found through it his most appreciative audionce. Those sermons will bo sold regularly by cheap syndicates , whether delivered before a congregation or not. MESSRS. HowKMj and Elsassor arc put upon tlio rack and asked to deny that they have ever consulted THE BEE on public matters in which they may have had a personal interest. Wo hope that this now motuico does not fore shadow another plot looking to the im peachment of these gentlemen. Inci dentally wo might add that bigger men than they have consulted THIS BEE to their personal and political advantage. THE voters of this city will suspend judgment upon the merits of the Metro politan Union depot project until the proposition shall have , boon formulated in the shape of an ordinance. They do not know at this time what the depot company has to promise or ask. What little is known of the enterprise has mot with public favor. The people want the bars thrown down and a general invita tion extended to all railways to enter our gates. _ NEXT to the mossbuek who is opposed to all improvements that involve taxa tion , the man who is opposed to every important enterprise because Homebody's property will be enhanced In value moro than somebody else's , or that one-part of town would bo benefited moro than an other part , is the greatest drawback to thegrowth of a city. Suppose the men who have built 'our business blocks , hotels and factories had held back be cause their investment would improve somebody olho's property in the neigh borhood , what would Omaha amount to today ? Suppose that south alders had objected to the expenditure of several hundred thousand dollars for straight ening out North Omaha creek and con verting it into a sewer ? And suppose that the west sldo had objected to the building of viaducts tind sewers on the south side ? What would have become of the town ? GOVERNOR Ai/rcnu-u has soon lit to roftiBo to grant another request for the extradition of an offender apprehended iu Illinois , this tlmo on requisition jmporfl Issued by the governor of Georgia , for the alleged reason that the prosecution has boon instituted solely to insure the collection of a debt. Gov ernor Altgold , It will bo remembered , did the same thing with reference to ex tradition papers Issued by tno governor of Nebraska not very many woaks ago , and his successful refusal in that in stance has , no doubt , onoouragod htm in the present instance. The duty to Hurrowlor up fugitive crim inals la ono unequivocally im posed by the federal constitution upon the executive of caoh state. It gives the governor no discretion to inquire into the motives whioti may lie behind the party preferring the charges or to refuse to honor the request In ease he is dissatisfied with the mipposed object o ( the extradition procedure. Unfortu nately neither constitution nor laws at- Inch any penalty to such violation of ex press oonptltmional provisions. The fact that Governor Altgeld can shirk his duty with impunity does not make his refusal any less Illegal. ' IN RVHOPK. 77iB siM'titi QUKSTION . Late advices indicate that the sllvc question la receiving more attention I Europe than In this country. A ropoi of n few daytf ago emanating from Be Itn said that a now monetary confcrcm is-no longer regarded as an Utopian pn jcct and pave some nf the details of tli plan which the movers for a conforonc propose to submit to the countries coi corned. This movement , however , ! not under governmental auspices. It ! bolng organized by the blmotnlllsts ( Germany. So far as the German go\ \ eminent is concerned it Is nfllrniod thn it is not pledged to anythlng'boyond th investigation of the money quci tion under the light of th latest legislation in this country an India. It ia stiid'thut while the Gonna government has not receded from th position It announced last year regard ring silver , it has become convinced thu it cannot absolutely defy the agraria conservatives and therefore adopts Him of apparent concession. It ma ; concede u currency commission , but i docs not contemplate initiating , as th bimetallism desire , another inter national monetary conference. What will glvo encouragement to tin silver champions hero and olsowhon is the opinion of the Londoi Times that the Indian government' silver policy appears to bo doomed The Indian government will probabl ; maintain its present attitude for a shor while longer , says that paper , but the best judges are of the opinion that It will fall. Who these best judges are these familiar with the political clement ment from which the Times , obtains Its opinions will understand. It is only n short tlmo ago that ex-Promlor Salis bury put himself In accord with the bl motallists , among whom Mr. Balfoui had previously become a shining light and how many moro of the political ad ho routs of these conservative leaden may have recently boon converted to the causa of bimetallism it Is impossible tc say , thought it is by no means improb able that there has boon a consider able drift in this direction. The present government is distinctly opposed to silver and unequivocally com mitted to the maintenance of the existing financial policy. So long as Mr. Glad stone is in power there will bo no change in tlio interest of silver. Consequently thcro is a strong political reason whj the conservatives should espouse the cause of bimetallism and prepare to use it in appealing to the agricultural and laboring classes whenever the next general election shall take place. If in the mean while the silver policy of the Indian government should fail and the mints bo reopened to free coinage it is easy to see that this would supply the British blraotallists with a telling argu ment. As to an international monetary oon- foronco it is not probable that ono will be called In the near future. The government - ornmont of the United States has offi cially informed the governments of Great Britain and Belgium that It will not at this time take the initiative in reas sembling the monetary conference , and It is by no moans certain that it would accept an invitation to such a confer- ance at this time , although the presi dent said in his message to congress that ho thought it would bo wise to give ? onoral authority to the chief executive to invite other nations to such a confer ence at any time when there should bo i , fair prospect of accomplishing an international agreement on the sub ject of colnajjo. Manifestly there is it present no such prospect. The move- : ncnt In Eurouo in behalf of bimetallism is interesting as showing that the sub ject has apparently moro vitajity there ; han hero , but it does notnecessarily , iontaln the promise of practical results n the immediate future. The Gorman jovornment will certainly not take the nitiatlvo in calling an international nonotary conference without some on- louragomont from Great Britain , and his is not now to bo hoped for. Witu- nit concurrence between these nations t would bo useless for any other European government to call a con- eronco. THE Senator Morgan of Alabama , who is a ory earnest champion of the Nicaragua anal , has Introduced a bill which pro- Ides for giving government assistance o that enterprise. It proposes that the apltal stock of the canal-company shal'l ' 10 3100,000,000 and authorizes the com- iany to issue now bonds to the uinouut f $70,000,000. The payment of these ionds , principal and interest , is to bo ; uarantocd by the United States , all the iroporty of the company to bo hold as ectirlty for the payment of the bonds , 'ho measure has been framed with an ovi- ont purpose to protect the government gainst loss , but none the loss it contain- ilates involving the government in a .envy flnannlal obligation from which It light possibly Buffer loss. The security f the government is the property of the anal company and $7,000,000 , of its took , and it Is provided that in case the ompnny should default in the payment f the interest before the canal is put in poration the president of the Fulled States can foreclose. Ob- lously in such a case the so- urlty would bo of llttlo value , ut the government would bo bound 0 make good its obligation to pay the rinclpal and Interest of the bonds. It light bo able to dispose of the property , ut if so it would have to accept a great oal less than It cost. Of course there 1 another alternative. The govern- lent might take the property and com- loto the enterprise , thereby protecting : self , but once having got Into this uslnoss the chanced are that it would ever got out without a pecuniary sacrl- CO. CO.There There is a strong popular feeling gainst the government Identifying It- elf llnanclally with projects of this Imraetor , and although it bo admitted mt the consummation of this enter- rise would probably bo of great benefit i the country , commercially and other * Iso , the majority of the people will not a easily convinced that any advantages [ . asonably to bo expected from it would o of such vuluo as to justify involving 10 government as proposed In the bill f Senator Morgan. Yet it teems cor- iiln that without , mich old frnn the gov- niuient the undertaking will have to bo abandoned , so far as the present coi pany Is concerned , with the danger th It will bo taken up by Europoi capitalists and thus pass und foreign control. At present both tl canal company and the constru tlon company arc In the hands of r colvers and nothing whatever Is bolr done , so far as the public knows , advance the enterprise. A roorganl ? tlon plan was proposed some time ag but thus far nothing practical has con of It. It was recently reported that tl government of Nicaragua had iuformc our government that unless work xvi resumed within six months after tl stoppage the concession of the forme would lapse. Moro than four montl of this tlmo have passed and thor is no prospect of work being n mimed. It will bo seen , therefore , tin the question whether the constructlc of the Nicaragua canal is to bo continue under American auspices Is bocomln urgent. It was said in a recent Wushlngto dispatch that no European power wl ever bo permitted to complete or contr < this project. Everybody who believe that the canal would have Important ai vantages for the United States fools tin it should be owned and controlled li Americans. But if our people will tie build It can wo reasonably Interpose a objection , having assorted its importune to the commerce of the world , to its b < ing constructed by English , or Gormai or French capital ? THE FUrUllll OF OMAHA. It is the consensus of opinion nmon ; our most intelligent and ontcrprisln , citi/.cns that Omaha can become a clt of half a million people within the nox twenty years by developing her commot cial resources and utilizing the naturn products of the country tributary to th city. The railroads already concentrate here and the railroads pointing in thl direction afford positive assurance tha Omaha will bo a great distributing mot cnntilo center. It is only a matter of ; very short time when Omaha will read out into the wheat bolt of South am North Dakota , as she will into the cattli breeding panhandle of Texas and tin iron ore and timber bolt of Duluth am Lake Superior. Whether the canal project materialize or not , or whether it is abandoned a impracticable , it Is absolutely cortaii that Omaha will got cheaper fuel b ; way of Duluth and cheap motor powo : material from the Wyoming oil fields. That Omaha will eventually bo tin headquarters of the sugar beet industry of Nebraska goes without saying. Thi Missouri , PlattoandElkhorn valleys an capable of sustaining 250 factories foi the production of raw sugar from beet ! and Omaha has superior advantages foi refining and distributing this valuable product. For the present , however , Omaha can not hope to make great headway with out stimulating enterprises that promise to concentrate railroad traffic in this city and build up our manufacturing in dustries. To make this a great In dustrial center wo must bo in position te QOinpoto with eastern manufacturing towns in the labor market. That means that Omaha must either bo able to hire mon at. the same wages or make the cost of living cheaper than jt can bo had in the manufacturing towns of the east. Wo certainly have an advantage in the matter of food products. With the great packing houses at South Omaha and the lairy farms and wheat and corn Holds at aur very door wo should have cheaper moat , flour , corn meal , butter , chcosc ind vegetables than any of the manu facturing cities in Pennsylvania or Now England. The only thing wo have to da is to bring consumer and producer to- jothor in a great market houso. The icxt burdensome things for the laborer ire rent and fuel. Bents have boon srowdod down already , and the fuel ) roblom will be solved when wo got iompoting outlets to Lake Superior and ; ho Kansas and Missouri coal mines. The all-important problem is to in- luco capital to como hero and to invest n mills and factories. The opportuni ties for such investors are nowhere as u-omislng. The raw products which ire turned out at South Omaha in them- iclvos afford an inviting field. The ildos , hoofs , horns and bones of the housands of animals slaughtered in the lacking houses , if converted into leather ind finished products , would afford om- iloymont to thousands of mechanics and vorkmon. On this score wo shall at an iarly day point out the feasibility of tow processes of tanning that would tot only make Omaha a great shoo and eathcr manufacturing center , but would ipon a very profitable Industry for armors in the arid districts of western , nd northwestern Nebraska. The future of Omaha is moro promis- ng than it ever was , but wo cannot hope o make much progress within tlio next cw years unless wo put our shoulders to ho wheel and help to organize pros- orlty. IlKCRIVKllslltPJ A.XD On the ono point that the largo nuin- or of railway receiverships instituted tiring the past year tti-o In a great do- roe duo to hostile legislation by both engross and the various state Icglsla- ures the various high railroad officials 'ho have o'jutributou to the Chicago 'Wimiie'j symposium on the causes of lie present railway depression show n agreement of opinion that is ro- mrkublo , "although in no way sur- rlslng. Taking Into consideration the tct that 110 law imposing the lightest regulation upon the conduct of itllway managers has over boon enacted xcopb in the face of their most detor- ilnod and persistent opposition , It is nly to bo expected that upon these IWH should bo placed the blame for the oversea thut have been thu results of timorous conspiring"forcoa. . Some of lie expressions employed by the rail- ay potentates have a moro bitter ring mil others , but all of them Indicate a estro for the repeal of much , If not all , jglslatlon of this character. In rogurd to the interstate earn- lerco law it is the cuiucimis of tholr pinions that It has worked nothing but ijury to the railroads without urrospondlng advantage ] to thu public. Lcoardlng to Mr. II. II. Porter of the Ihleiijjo & Eastern Illinois railroad the I'orstato o'tiiuorco law , as It now is , Is "ono of the most disastrous In Its offccl on all railroad propprtv without genorr benefit anywhcreVr George M. Pullma gives it as his opinion that that law ha boon a great elotrlmbnt to the railroads while PresidentC' beef ) the Hooklslan characterizes It'nas , , "altogether harn : fill. " President IJIaokstouo of the Alto is moro conservative' ' In favoring the re peal of the antjipoollng clause , but a the same tlmo favoring such statute as may bo necessary to enforce al common law obligations and rostrie tions. On the other hand Vice Pres ident Rlplcy ,0f , the Mtlwntiko goes to an opposite extreme In ascrlbini the bankruptcy' ' 6f"tho roads to an In creasing cost of"labor and deorcasini rates for traffic helped on by "lll-framoi legislation , " ntul when he demands tha railroads bo pormfttod to conduct thol business1 as ether enterprises are , that I under the direction of the > so who owi them , ho scorns to bo no further ad vanccd in his ideas ) of the rosponsiblli ties of railroads to the public than wore their managers before the enactment o the granger legislation. But while harping upon the so called evil effects of hostile railway legislation and demanding lawn legal izing pooling and traffic agreements , as if these would restore the prosperity of former years , these railroad mon have forgotten that pooling contracts never wore enforceable at law and thai the statutory provisions prohibiting dis crimination are supposed to bo morclj declaratory of old common law prin ciples as applied to now condi tions. Another important point to be remembered is that the anti-pooling clause of the interstate law novel was rigorously obeyed and that it lias for months been openly defied. Chairman Midgloy quite incidentally gives the whole thing away when ho says : "The interstate commerce law is a burden to the railroad interests of the country. It interferes with the man agement of largo interests. Men who know comparatively little about the operation of largo railroads sit in judg ment over the actions of these who arc familiar.thorowith and who must pro tect the interests they represent. Its provisions are evaded In the Interests of sound business methods. It is bound to bo so. " now can mon who confess to have paid no attention to the laws ascribe - cribo to the operation of these laws the baneful effects of their own mismanage ment ? It would bo equally absurd to charge the receivership of the Union Pacific upon the Nebraska maximum freight rate law , which hits not been per mitted to go into oven nominal effect. Aside from the figures presented by the 2'n7wie , which go to prove that the railway profits for'tho year ending Juno 30,1893 , were consielerably larger than during the year justrpteceding , and that the railroads as a'wh'eJlo are really doing much bettor than thelr managers would bavo us boli'evo , it is asy to find causes for the oxtonairo railway bankruptcies without looking far beyond the railroad managers themselves. Some of thorn admit the inftuenco''of 'overcapitaliza tion and extravagant construction out lays , but they fight vjory shy of giving the slightest intimation of downright " ' ' " ifraud anel"w'hplp'salo . . .rolpbbry of tho. stockholders ando-bt : > ndholdora at the hands of inside rings and Wall street speculators. "Hostile legislation" is a handy scapegoat foi : the sins of railway manipulators. TO ARUL1S1I TICKET SCALPING. The largo trunk lines centering in Now York are again considering meas ures aimed to do away with ticket scalpers and ticket scalping. The rail road mon claim that the business of soll- inp-unused railroad tickets at reduced rates is no necessary adjunct to the rail road system. The scalper and a small portion of the traveling public are the only ones who really gain by the tran saction , the former in his commission on both buying and selling , the latter on the discount secured by purchasing railway tickets at second hand. The scalping business , moreover , has given rise to various abuses that have reacted to the detriment of the rail roads , while conferring but little or no benefit upon the public. Unscrupulous railroad managers who have boon desir ous of cutting rates , but who have shrunk from doing so openly in defiance of tariff agreements , have found in the scalpers convenient means for attaining their ends. They had merely to make them the agents of the railroad and to issue the cut-rate tickets exclusively through them. Thus the appearance of adherence to the printed schedule could bo feigned , while tlio traffic of compet ing lines was being stealthily under mined. This system has also resulted in an abnormal stimulation of the cheap 3xcurslon tickets , which are bought by tiooplo who have no Intention of partici pating in the excursion , but who use ; hem ono way , soil the return coupon tnd find that they huvo managed to save nonoy , comparing their expenditure , vith that called for by the regular ; arlff. The only basis for the existence of the .lokot scalper is the fact that the policy > f the railroads has been such as to iompol passengers holding unused -Ickuts either to-'badrlfico the whole tmount invested au.tq.soll at a discount. Pho profits of the scalper and the saving > f his patron all coiiics out of the mil- oad or the unfortunate possessor of un- iscd transportatlqn' ' . . , 'i'his fact suggests ho remedy. TlioJjas.songor who finds limsolf with an unused ticket remaining in his hands socks .only to got back what 10 has expended'for jit. IIo deals with ho scalper only ' , tHy\uso no ono else iffors to rollevo him. It is proposed hat the ratlroad ' 'thomsolves ' buy back he unused tlokuts.ntVatoa so high as to drive the scalper out of business. Th rates for repurchase by the railroad nr to bo fixed at full faro for unused rugulu tickets and proportionately for unuso parts of regular tickets , oxourslo tickets and special rate tickets. Th scalper will then bo unable to get ticket unless ho pays equally high rales and n those rates will bo unable to make an profit whatever. The continued existence of the scalpo lies entirely with the railway managort They can abolish scalping If they will and If they do not It must bo solely fo thu reason that they wish to use th scalper to promote their own schemes. NEIIRASKA was pretty well ropro scntcd In thu debate on the sugar schcd tile of the Wilson tariff bill on Monday Out of her six representatives in tin lower house of congress , four succeodot In becoming Implicated In the discus slon and contributed materially to tin onllvcnmont of the scene. Only tin two populists refrained from tmrticlpat ing in the mulee. None of the four win spoke got what ho wanted , but the act Ion of the house committee ) of the whole may possibly have suited tlio two silon populists from Nebraska. Worthy of llucngnlllMii. PhUaiMiiMa Inquirer , In an attempt to save the lives on board r wrecked American Htcnmcr six sailors of tlu Dutch steamship Amsterdam Imperiled llicii own lives lu tin open bout on a tempestuous sea and were drowned. Tlio American ROV- eminent should tuko prompt recognition ol this act of heroism. Turn ot tlio Tuln. PhHtHlclvMii Ilcconl. Merchants and manufacturers concur In testifying to the evidences of returning prosperity. Tlio mills nro resuming work , collections nro good , failures are few anel tlio outlook liopoful. The advent of bottot times can no longer bo put oft by singing dolorous songs In the market places , 1'atrlotism Dormi't Itiin that \Vnj , St. I'aul Ulobc. It has just transpired that owln ? to a mis take In tlio law Michigan state ofllcors have drawn thousands of dollars from the treas ury to which they wcro not legally entitled. It Is a little singular that onicials in Michi gan or olsowlioro never fall Into tlio mistake of drawing less than the law allows thorn. Domiicratlo 1'nnlu- . nioTjc-Vcmocrat. The democratic panlo of 1SU3-94 Is not so bad us was tlio same party's panic in 1837 , but this Is due to the fact that the opposing organization Is stronger and moro resolute now than It wns then. The proportion of cussedness per capita in the democracy Is just as high in Cleveland's ' days us it was in Van Huron's. Jndc pun ilnut Do in nc nicy. Cleveland Hain Dealer ( de.n. ) . Justice , equity , fair dealing , equal taxa tion and the condemnation of nil special privileges should bo endorsed nnd embodied In ovnry general law that Is enacted by a democratic congress. The Wilson bill Is dcstituto of these principles und it should bo condemned , nnd it must bo condemned or the party which is entrusted with power will bo condemned by the people. Correct the bill by taxing all imports and treating all labor and money employed in American Industries alike under the law ; then , and not till then , will it bn a democratic meas ure. . Slens of IS t.tcr Times. "Glnlic-Dcmocmt. It is a rather encouraging circumstance that the weekly financial Journals unite In saying that "tho tide has turned. " There certainly does socm to bo some justification at least for this declaration. Business fail ures , it Is true , still continue at hiph.ilgures , and the drift of money toward Now York from nil p'arts'-of the country is In as preat volutno as ovor. * * There nro certain favorable Indications , however , which must bo taken into the account. Reports of re sumption of work como from all parts of the country. Factories and mines which have been Idle for several months are again startIng - Ing into activity , although not In all cases with their full complement of operatives or at the old wngcs. Nearly every weolt which passes sees nn increase In the output of the Iron and stool mills. Thcro was an inercaso In loans , too , of $1,500,000 last wcok by the Now York banks , as compared with a falling DfE in that item in the preceding week. The : oinmorclal agencies report that collections ire better than they were a few weeks ago , ind that a feolliig of greater confidence In the conditions Is bolng manifested every where. o A Hie Scliomo. Atlantu ConsiKiiKon. Dr. John. T. Naglo of Now York has yvolvod the idea of a continental boulevard , ivido , well made nnd fine , reaching clear icross the country , taking in , of course , nany towns und cities , glvint' each of these mo handsome thoroughfare and furnishing ; ho country people ono of the "good roads" , vo hear so much talk about. It is suggested /hat the construction of this road would bet t boon just now us furnishing work to un- smployod people. It will bo remembered , hat tlioro Is u precedent for such a work in , hu ftr.nous National road , a macadamized .vagon . road built by the government , which crossed the Alleghanlcs , connected the cast , vlth the west and was of great advantage , o Immigration. Spnngfl'ild Uejmblican. Congress has the power under the con struction to authorize and pay for such n oud , but with our numerous railways the imposed highway is not necessary. This is i sulliclcnt objection. To construct a line oad from the Atlantic to the Pacific mulnly or the purpose of giving employment to Idle ubor is no part of the business of the gov- irnment. If wo atari such a policy whcro vill It end ? When public work Is absolutely needed ho government should lutvo It done , liut ho majority of the people are not willing to > o taxed for an unnecessary enterprise for ho benefit of a few. TO A PMlt. Ill , man oC mystery und mixtures , Vliy hldn tliy.iolf Itohliid thu fixtures V'hllo stirring up tlioso horrid mouses 'hut , euro our bodily distresses ? 'ny owl-llliu look dodos description /lien roadliiK o'ur ouch now proscription1 lut , know you. wo liuvotioinouoncuptlou if all thy manifold duuoptlon. Irlngout tlio bottles , tubes nnd glasses , .ml mortars Illluil with stlclcy masses , , nd lut us view the slow compounding if drugs with Latin names high Hounding , .earn-why . It takes an hour to nmku thorn ; 'o ' measure , wel h und stir nnd slmlio them ; nil know , by sight grown comprehensive , I'liy ao.ua pura's so expensive. hou nncd'st not scowl nnd glare terrific I'liun mixing up u soporllle ; : or nmkuyonr urtbuum half historic 11 uddlng quills to paregoric. lion hide no moro bohlnd thn grating I'hllo wo grow old with iinxlous waiting , ut lut UH SOD what uiuniiH this .Saimcrlt f which I hou mtikest careful transcript , : ix not our physic In seclusion , 'o'ru not mislead by Midi delusion ut rathur lot us wateh tlio milking nd know what's In thoutulf wu'ru Inking. Highest of all m Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report ; THK surjiiitnutf nn tinnr. Imllnunpolli Journal : If the theory nf In junctions shall continue to develop as Indi cated by General Master Workman Sovereign eign of the Knights of Labor , the courts will bo enjoined from trying criminals. Denver Nowa : Master Workman Sovereign eign may not bo nblo to stop tholssiio ot gold bonds , but ho will Impress the enormity of the crlmo upon the minds of millions of worUliiRinen , who will render their vordlot at tl'o polls. Ulobo-Democrat : Sovereign has reflected moro discredit on tha 'Knights of Labor In his two or three mouths sorvlcu ut the head uf that order tlmn I'ovvdcrly Hid In the seven nr night years In which ho hold that post. Ho U moro viirsiitllo ami multifarious lii his lollies tlmn any other man who U ut present In the public oyo. Kansas City Times : There Is nothing in the constitution und by-laws of the Knights of tabor thut nmkda It any part or Mr. bovoroign's duties to oxcrclso u guard Ian- ship over the uhlof executive of the nation , though such oxtraonltimry assumption on his part will without doubt glvo him notoriety , which Is the only reward ho can oxpeot for his paternal solicitude , Chicago I'ost : This Mr. Hovcrolen who 1ms succut'dod Terrence V. 1'owdorly us jmuul muster workman of the Knlghta of tabor Is nn astonishing chap. No ono over heard of him before ho tooir the place , but ho had no sooner entered upon his duties than ho put his conch to his lips and blow a blast that threatened to crack the backbone of the universe. Since then ho has continued , without rest for food or drink , to piny his IlrmamontAshattcrlngsolo , thoroln drowning the bouibilutioiiH of till the little sovereigns und distinguishing himself its the boss blower and ono of the windiest mon any- 'vhore. Chicago Herald : What Mr. Sovereign nnd his associates In this injunction enterprise really wnnt is to force an isstio of some kind of Hat money paper If possible , but silver if not paper. They huvo gone about It tlio wrong way. They should apply to the mighty court of the District of Columbia for a mandamus compelling congress to author ize nnd the secretary of the treasury to Isstto $100.000,000 or moro of paper without unv gold reserve at all to support It. Thut would bo asking honestly and squarely for Just what they want , unless they would prefer to have tnclr own duo bills made legal tender for the payment of thoirdobts. XEIIKASK.I Afit > . < kMUIt.miC.LXS. " " A now Presbyterian church will bo erected at Monroo. Norfolk has nn opportunity to secure an oatmeal mill. A Sons of Veterans camp Is to bo organ ized at licnkelman. O. J. Brown lias resumed the publication of the Western Wave. The Norfolk sugar factory has contracted for ' . ' ,700 acres of boots for the coming sea son. son.A A sneak thief succeeded in getting away with a SlfiO diamond from the store of August Meyer of Grand Island. Miss Lucy Cllno of Nelson has succumbed to consumption after a lingering illness. She was a leader In society and church circles. While Sunday services were in progress at the Methodist , church of Springviow the building caught flro and was entirely de stroyed. A defective flue did it. Because the proprietor of a Blair hotel ro- fuscd to give an nlloccd nowsuapor man free meals and lodging the bilk sent a paragraph to the shoot employing him libeling the hostelry mid the host , and his screed wns printed. The Merc-hunts is tho'only hotel In Blair , and Joseph GuUehow , the proprie tor , needs no defense from the attack. Nilcs Coleman is a young man who figured on having a bride last Sunday , but ho wns most beautifully loft by reason of the intor- fcranco of the "old man , " says the Ponder Hopubllc. The intended bride was n young lady named Gilford , who resides with her parents about nine miles southwest , nnd in this , as ! n many another case , It scorns the course of true love did not run smooth. However , It was arranged that the young lady should attend services at the Gorman church last Sunday when the would-bo groom should appear nnd together they would lly and bo made ono forever mm Inseparable , and settle down on a farm near Blair , which Colemnn owned In his mlnu's oyo. But love's dream wasrudoly awakened by the srato parent , who appeared on the scone Just as the Hying operation was about to commence , ana bundled the lady Into a wagon , where she was retained by strong hands and avoirdupois , while the old man drove triumphantly homo und the wed ding was indefinitely postponed. The Uo- public extends congratulations to the -'old man" and the young lady should congratu late herself. Union Pnolllo Koargitnlzntloii. Sprlnoflcld ( .Uaaa. ) Reimlillcan. Later plans for the reorganization of the Union Pacific road , as well as some of the earlier ones , suggest the resting of the con trol of the road in the government. If this moans anything moro than the old plan of elving the government a few of the directors , it is of some significance. What the stock holders have now to fear is a foreclosure on the pars of the government. To save the road from that fate they would doubtless bo glad to hand ever control to the nation on the theory that it could not do much worse for them than some past , mismanagements. But while government control might bo of doubtful expediency in any case , It would bo particularly foolish to accept the manage ment of the property with its present load of water In capitalization added to by ono of these "reorganizations" so popular In recent years. i'lMl'I.i : ANlt TlttSUS. The "oagornnd nipping ntr" gives the I co- man n mortgage on tlio cake. With $20,000,000 , In uleht , the Stanford liolra mny bo classed with the army of un employed. It Is evident from the frequency Of Ills explosions - plosions that Boutollo bollovoj every day Is a Fourth of July. If Senator Hill consecrates Inmsolf to the work of rejecting nntl-snnnpers , ho will presently realize that the snap Is not a soft ono. ono.Tho The distance from the cnpltol to the white house Is a mile straight it way , but the rela tions of the occupants are nbout ! ) ,000 Icnguoi apart. While the average inortnl turns his back on the nortnor , the Ice dealer wraps himself In the glow of trusty minim or rates and chuckles merrily. An analysis or the political opinions o' the r ow York Tribune shown that the editor consistently adheres to the belief thut the voters made a grave mistake iu the fall of lO Jw * Dr. Hnnin , a specialist of Nantes , announces - nounces that ho has found 0,000 microbes on a square Inch of n single playing curd. U should give the doctor no trouble to count a full hand. Mrs. Carolina II. Dallas says that when shotlrat went to Washington , over forty years ago , Daniel Webster said to her. "Ko- member , you may have what political opin ions you please , but the woman who expresses - presses them Is damned. " A magnet which the great Sir Isaac Newton - ton were as a set In his linger ring is said to huvo boon capable Of raising 711) ) grains , or about 230 times Its own weight ot three grains , ami to have been much admired In consequence of Its phenomenal power. A dispati-li from Africa tells of the killing of Lieutenant Owynn and others by the bolas. A ti'lecram from Sun Krunolsco re ports the killing of Mrs. Murra" and her sister by u folding bed. Why not sot the folding beds on thu Sofas und let them fight It out. Mr. Crisp often smokes n good cigar , offered fored to him by a member who wants to keep within range of the speaker while pro. scntlng some mutter requiring discussion. Otherwise ho hits the reputation of smoking the worst cigars known In the house regu lar "twofors , " or , perhaps , "thraofers. " Georgia has recently lost n historic build ing In the old state house nt Mllicdgovlllo , erected In part in 1803 , nnd the scene of thn secession convention , where Hobort Toombs uttered tlis famous sentence , "Wo can make better terms out of the union than in It , " mid whore Alexander II. Stephens said : "Tho point of resistance should bo the point of nggrcsslon. " Slnco the removal of the capital to Atlanta tlio old building has been used for n college. The impelling force and the greatest Joy of the newspaper reporter is a "scoop. " To accomplish nn exclusive , the true nowsgathnrcr will undertake ) perils and undergo privations the most trying. If obstacles are unsurmount- uulo ho skips around them. Locks nnd bars and combinations whul his ambition and test his skill. Hut , thcro nro scoops nnd scoops. What has heretofore boon dlgnllled with that title and pointed out ns beacons in the rocky shores of the profession are sputtering dips beside the luminous llamo of a Chicago exclusive. Envious rivals have mocked the city's claim of Invincibility In liny undertaking. The publication of the registry of arrivals lu the Inferno , auto graphs nnd all , justlllcsthe claim and proves the indestructible freshness of the reporter. Sl-lOf TIl Life : Mrs. PonchblowVliy does your hus band carry such a tromnndous umountof llfu Insurance when he's In such perfect health ? O Mrs. Flicker Oil , just to tantalize mo. Mou uru imturully cruol. Now York Weekly : Illnkors I don't see how vou can laugh nt Haphead's Insane Jokes. Winkers You would U you know lila pretty sister. Somorvlllo Journal : No one really llkos the mini who Is always llmllng fault , but still his kicking may do n lot oJ good. Indianapolis Journal : "I thought you were going to give 'The 1'ay Truln' this wools ? " said the dramiitlc rouortcr. "Wo did Intend to , " nnswereil jltho theatrical manager , "but 'fa Mlzzoura' Is In town , nnd wo didn't wunt to tnko our clmuccsoii bolng held up. " Hoston Herald : Tlio banks continue to gum currency as fast as an unfounded rumor. RutTnlo Courier : Tlio talk of n salesman of knives , forks and spoons naturally abounds Inset sot phrases. Toxns Slf tings : The buzz saw is generally temperate , butnnco In a while It takes "two or throe lingers.1 ! Somorvlllo Journal : Once In a very great while you moot a man who owns n dog , nnd wlio doesn't think that hula really the most remarkable dog , by Jove , that ever lived. Washington Star : "Did you say that some of my transactions were shady/ " said the salesman to the floor walker. young "Yes , " was the reply. "I ruforrod to the sales you were making ever tlio parasol counter. " THE MAUA7.1NE WAY. Jtilaunu ! ] ( ( < Jciirmil. Across the dunk and gloomy sky , The coal-black clouds do scoot and scudt Without , within his noggy sty , Tlio swart swlno rovcls In the mud. A hottlod scnso of sere dospiilr Has soaked my dim , bonlghtud sou ) ; I fool a weight of raiiirnckud air Upon my grimy imiilngn roll. A grucsoinu Rhost Its shadow throws Across my brain sail lionrt , bo still 1 think , to ease my many wous , I'll ' go and take u nulnlnu pill. CO. , Tlio lircst nrutors ant : sjllon oC line clollius on Earth Your monoy's worth or your money haolc. r 1 This picluro 1ms nothing- do with the fact that we are still giving J 1 1 O ' ] 1F on all our Men's 1L 1 Trousers i Neither has this , but it calls your attention to BROWNING , KING & CO. , S. W. Cor.l5th and Douglas Sts.