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n immo suggestive us well na character
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.
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
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-
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-
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
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 ?
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
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-
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
" '
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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
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- .
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. "
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.
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
1 O '
] 1F on all our Men's
1L 1 Trousers i
Neither has this , but it
calls your attention
S. W. Cor.l5th and Douglas Sts.

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