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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , FEBRUARY 6 , 189 * .
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Tzsclitick , ecri > tary of TIIF. HEI : 1'ub- IlHhlnK company. iloi'H Holcnmly we.ar that tlio iunii.il plraiiinUuii of TIIF. IMII.Y HUB for tlio week ciullnir Fnbnmry ! l. IbUI wjmas followH ! Sunday. January 2H 2-lJ2. ; > Momlitv. .Innii.iry all JW.7IU Tiicwlay. January : ut ' ' - i'.ii Wcdni'wlny. January III " 'J-i\i \ Tlinrwlav , Frhrtiary 1 W'L-'l Krlilay. Kc-ltrnary a y-.W ! Saturday , February II al. : . il4 ( fKii , II. T/.SCIIICK. : Pwrorri lo brforo inn and mibsc'rlbi'cl lit my proa * ciioii tlilHflnliluy of February. I HIM. N. I' FKII. , Notary Public. Avrrncn Circulation for Dccninlii-r , " 'I , : ) : ! . " , After tbo $50,000,000 of bond proceeds have disappeared , what next ? The plan to enlarge the treasury vaults Is a wise preparation for nn early republi can surplus. Tlio populists all managed to get on the same side o' tlio vote on the Wilson 1)111 In tlio house. Doesn't this muko It a populist victory ? Valllant , the anarchist , Is no more , nut It Is a matter open to doubt whether the num ber of anarchists has been decreased by his execution. The annual cyclone season'seems to have commenced In the south. It Is not too. early to ascribe the atmospheric disturbances to the tariff debate In congress. Senator Voorhees declares that ho will smash the trusts In the senate. The Indiana senator ought to receive a good many valu able pointers from Attorney General Olncy. IlourUe Cockran made a few remarks about Cleveland In Chicago that now partake of the prophetic. His denunciation of the In come tax scheme will bo vindicated next fall , should the measure become a law. If you make a row of sugar beets grow where heretofore a row of corn grow , you are a benefactor to the race. For by so doing you help to set In motion ono of the coming great Industries of this state and en hance the earning power iand value of your land and that of your neighbor. Lemuel Qulgg , the newly elected con gressman from New York City , Is said to bo the first straight republican congressman elected by his party In that city in fourteen years. Now that he has broken the spell , he ought to bo given lots of company be fore another fourteen years elapses. The pcoplo of South Dakota are congratu lating themselves upon the winter's heavy snowfall , which they Interpret to mean an assurance of good crops next season. South Dakota must liavo Intercepted the snowfall that was Intended for Nebraska. We are glad to learn that It Is yet to servo a good purpose. What Omaha wants Is reduced railroad rates on cattle from the ranges of the great southwest. Our stock market Is as good ns any , and with a fair chance the aggregate receipts can bo swelled beyond the highest expectations. Wo must bo put upon equal footing with Kansas City In competition for the trade of the southwest. Iowa has promptly set forth to combat the Inroads of. that dread enemy of the farmer , the Russian thistle. The Russian thistle has not made much headway In Iowa as yet , but the legislature shows good appreciation of the truth that an ounce of prevention Is worth a pound of euro. Nebraska must soon follow In Iowa's lead as respects legislation on this subject. Let people who want to read works upon economics pay for them , for It Is hard to bo- llovo that they will read them just because they are obtained free ot cost as a part of the Congressional Record. The government printing ofllco Is becoming dally moro and more of an Imposition-on the taxpayers of the nation. It needs a thorough overhauling and It needs It soon. So arduous have been the duties of Chair man Wilson In connection vtfth the tariff campaign In the house that lie Intends tak ing a well earned rest by making a trip to Mexico. There Is no room for denying that his rest Is well earned. If ho could only wnlt until about this time next year ho might prevail upon his constituents to grant him a permanent vacation. The railroads of the west have been ex ceedingly fortunate the present winter In Immunity from heavy snows and broken rails. Lines tributary to Omaha liavo been unusually free from accidents duo to a rough winter and the loss of life and property has been lessoned to a gratifying degree. Lot us hope that these favorable conditions shall continue throughout the season. If Comedian Crane , who la boasting of a button that cost htm $ I.SIG because nn en velope containing that amount disappeared from his overcoat pocket while that garment wan on Us way to the tailor's , thinks this so very remarkable , ho Is mistaken. Thuro are plenty of man nil over the country who have lost largo amounts of money In numerous different manners without even so much us a button to show for their experience. The great stool span of the now Interstate bridge now swings to and fro by the subtle force of electricity generated In a huge atorugo battery. It Is the acme of scientific achievement. In these days of wonderful things wo look upon this as u matter of course , but if 100 years ago this great struc ture could have been seen to turn by some mysterious , Invisible force , It would have Keno into history as the miracle nf the eighteenth century. Information has percolated to Omaha to the effect that a monster movement Is on among church organisations for the enforcement - - mont of prohibitory laws and for the eloc- Uon of candidates on any party ticket plelge.l to the object In view. , Tlie third party or ganization la to bo abandoned , and every ef fort la to bo made to purify the men who us- plro to ofBco on old party lines. Wo do not know to what extent this- new movu has grown , but It Is far more rational than any other heretofore endorsed by thu temperance element. It will not accomplish wlmt Is expected of It , of course , but It will doubt less causa norne of the old pUrty managers considerable anxiety about election tlmu. IIAA'KIWt'TCV TiRatiTiATIOft. It In expected that during the present week lliero will bo submitted to the house of representatives the minority report of the Judiciary cnmmlttco nuatalnlng the Torroy bankruptcy bill nnd pointing o.it the faults and weaknesses of the measure which has been proposed ns a substitute. Thin will re vive the subject of a uniform syBtcm of bankruptcy , and the result of another con- xldcratlon of the tiuostlon by congress may .bo different from that reached by the house two months ago , when It Inconsiderately , struck out the enacting clause of the bill that had been reported from the Judiciary committee. The hostility shown to that measure was a great surprise , and while * much of It was due to the clause of the bill providing for Involuntary bankruptcy there was developed n very considerable opposition to any legislation by congress relating to bankruptcy. Those who opposed' such legislation call In question the wisdom of the framcrs of the constitution In authorizing congress to es tablish a uniform system of bankruptcy. Those able and fnrslghlcd men know that general legislation on this subject would bo necessary In order to properly protect both creditors and debtors nnd to .secure justice to all parties In the settlement of bankrupt estates. They know that to leave exclu sively to the several states the right to enact bankruptcy laws could not fall to have mlRchclvouo results , nnd that the only true and safe policy was to make bankruptcy leg Islatlon general nnd uniform. They there fore provided In the organic law that con gress should provide such a system , and thereby In effect Imposed an obligation on that body to do so. It must bo admitted , however , that the experience with bank ruptcy laws passed by congress has not been such as to strengthen the advocacy of such legislation. However thoroughly convinced ono may bo of the wisdom of the principle , It will liavo to bo confessed that Its appli cation thus far has been anything but satis factory. This fact , however , should not dis courage the advocates of a uniform system of bankruptcy , for nobody will pretend that It is Impossible to frame a law that will op erate Justly nnd fairly to all Interests. The Torrey bankruptcy bill which .the house rejected is a carefully matured measure. It Is the result of years of patient study by Its author. It received the endorsement of all the commercial bodies of any Importance in the country , and It has undergone thorough revision by com mittees of both houses of congress. It Is , as a whole , undoubtedly n sound measure , and It Is not questionable that Its enact ment Into law would .have good results. The obvious danger is that in consequence of the conflicting views there will be no bankruptcy legislation nt all , and while it may bo said that having got along for years without such legislation the country can continue to do without It , yet no ono of in telligence will seriously contend that In a great commercial country like this It Is not desirable to liavo a uniform law regarding bankruptcy. The bill proposed as a substi tute for the Torrey measure rests Its claim to support mainly upon the fact that It does not provide for Involuntary bank ruptcy , such provision In the measure re jected by the house being the chief objec tion to It. It was held that this provision would place a debtor wholly at the mercy of his creditors. There Is undoubtedly a good deal to bo said on both sides of this question but It is to bo remarked that pollc- Itudo regarding debtors Is hardly necessary , since such of them as are honest and de.ilro to do what Is fair and Just are never In very great danger of being driven to the wall by creditors. The general feeling is rather to help such men continue In bus iness. On the .other hand , the debtor who docs not want to do what is fair and Just ought to bo summarily dealt with , and it is for such that a general bankruptcy law Is needed. The whisky distillers think that they have a serious grievance against the democrats In the lower house of congress. They were ready to fight the increase of the ta * on whisky now In bond to the bitter end and were only Induced to draw off their forces by reason of an understanding that In com pensation for their concession they would bo given an extension of the bonded period ' from three years to eight years. For the privilege of keeping their wares In bond without expense for five years longer they were wiling to pay the small sum of 10 cents per gallon as an additional tax , the whole tax of ? 1 per gallon being raado duo at the expiration ot the bonded period. Had this little plan materialized they would have driven a very profitable bargain at the expense of the public treasury. Unfortu nately , as wo have Been , ono of the wheels slipped a cog when the Internal revenue schedule was up before the committee of the whole , with the result that the bonded period remained unaltered while the tax was Increased upon nil whisky upon which It has not been paid , whether already In bender or not. . Hence the grievance of the whisky man. man.Tho specific objection raised Is that the imposition of an additional tax upon whisky now In bond constitutes a violation of con tract entered Into between Its owners and the government. The alleged contract Is said to bo In substance this , that in consid eration of being permitted to hold the whisky In bond three years the government has promised to return It to tliu depositors or their assignees on the payment of a stip ulated 90 cents per gallon. Requiring the payment of SI per gallon , or 10 cents moro than was agreed , constitutes , they maintain , a violation of contract prohibited by the federal constitution. Had they been allowed the extension of the bonded period which they desired , they would have waived a trilling technicality llko this , but having been frustrated In their pot designs , they are threatening to raise the point In court should the Wilson bill become a law and the attempt bo made to collect the Increased tax on tha whisky In bond , How any court can.uphold the contention that the whisky tax is a contract Is some thing the lay mind will have dllllculty In grasping. Because a tax becomes delin quent In sixty days does not operate to prevent - vent the legislative body from making It become delinquent In fifty days or In sev enty days. The tlmo when It becomes delinquent Is nothing more than a condition Imposed by law , which may likewise bo changed by law. So when one legislative ! body orders the levying of an annual tax It Imposes no restrictions on Its successors' liberty to increase or diminish the annual tax at will. No ono who Invested his cap ital lu Its Jurisdiction In the belief that the particular tax rate would remain the same could claim that he had a contract right which would bo violated by raising the rats. In the case ot the whisky tax , wo must not confound the two separata operations of Imposing the tax and of collecting U. Tlio tax as It now stands Is 90 cents on every gallon manufactured and sold within the United States , The bonded warehouse has been Instituted solely as a convenlenca to the distillers. In order to facilitate col lection and to exempt whisky that must be lost by evaporation before the product Is ready for consumption , the ownera are per mitted to delay payment for three years on depositing tha whisky In government warehouse ! ) . They outer no contract with the government In relation to the length ot time allowed or to possible changes In the rate ot taxation. Hy pay ing the tax they can take the wlilakr out of bond before the new law goes Into effect. Hut It they choose to let It remain where It Is they must submit to the condi tions Imposed. On general principles , It Is universally hold that taxation Is not con tract. The privileges of a bonded ware house can not have changed the accepted rule. LKT TIIHM DO VIIKilt lil'TV. The citizens of Omaha have n right to ox- pcct and demand that the council do Its duty for the protection of llfo nnd property endangered b'y dead polo lines nnd defective electric light wiring. According to City Elec trician Cowglll n number ot business houses arc liable to be destroyed by an Incipient flro by reason of defective wiring. This condition of affairs la duo directly to the outrageous course of the councils of 1S92 nnd 1893 with respect to the city electrician's oulco. The ordinance creating that office and defining his powers and duties was hold back for eighteen months because Its provisions did not suit the corporations that have fran chises for telegraph , telephone nnd electric lighting. The managers of thcso companies wanted nn ordinance that would allow them to do about as they liked In stringing deadly wires nnd planting unsightly poles on the streets. When the ordinance had been Juggled and tampered with moro than a year the committee having It in charge was hypnotized by Mr. Wiley , who was anxious to have his own man in the ofllco of city electrician and did not want the ordinance enacted until he knew that he would own the electrician. Finally the late council did pass such nn ordinance 'as Mr. Wiley would have. The olllce was created and filled , but the load put upon Mr. Cowglll was purposely made so heavy that he could not possibly do the work Imposed upon him alone. The best electrician in America could not supervise the untangling of dead wires , make tests of electric lights and test the wiring ot every building In town without an assistant. Not only has the council bought to make the ofllco of electrician a farce by refusing to allow Mr. Cowglll temporary assistance , but It has refused to amend the electric ordi nance where It is found defective and In operative. The whole treatment of the electrician has been an infamous conspiracy In the Interest of the electric lighting company and a reck less disregard of the danger to which the city Is constantly exposed. The present council should do Its duty by giving the electrician such assistance as ho absolutely needs and confer upon him such powers as are essential for the performance of his duties. Let the council Increase the elec trical Inspection force and glvo the elec trician power to remove and relay wires where they arc defective and there will bo no occasion for Increasing the flro fighting force. VintlAC OWWIALS. The threatening letters which have been sent to Judge Dundy recently emphasize the fact that Prendergastlsm Is liable to become rampant unless It Is checked and nipped In the bud. The assassination of Mayor Harri son at Chicago was followed by a monomania for writing theatcnlng letters and sending cards with Inscriptions of coffins anil crossbones - bones to public ofilclala and prominent citi zens. The case still pending before the police commission which for-some unaccount able reason has never been acted upon , Is still fresh in the public mind. In that Instance the case Is oven moro aggravating , because it was alleged to have been committed by a police officer. It was the manifest duty of the police commission to pass judgment upon this case promptly. The board should either acquit the officer If It believe him to be In nocent , or convict and dismiss him If the charge Is sustained by thq proofs and the testimony. So much , at least , Is due to the mayor as well as the accused , quite apart from the necessity of maintaining discipline. Right hero we may as well quote the law relating to threatening letters. Section 46 of the criminal code provides : "If any person shall knowingly send or deliver any letter or writing with or without a name subscribed thereto , or signed with a fictitious name , containing willful and malicious threats ot any kind whatever , every person so offending shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor moro than $500 , or bo Imprisoned In the county Jail of tne county not exceeding ten days , or both , at the discretion of the court. " The federal statutes with regard to mall- ing threatening letters are moro severe. Sending such letters by mall Is made a felony. People who are disposed to Indulge In such malicious and cowardly attacks should bear this In mind before they subject them selves to the penalties ot the law. The determined action of Admiral Ben- ham at Rio has given that officer world wide fame and his course Is universally ap proved. It seems , also , that ho Is entitled to the entire credit , having adopted the policy ho did without instructions from Washington. The officer in command of the American fleet before Bonham was not willIng - Ing , It appears , to take radical measures for the protection of American merchantmen , as requested by our minister. Ho absurdly proposed to wait until an American seaman should bo killed and then ho would prosecute the Insurgent commander. It is easy to un derstand the disgust and Impatience of Min ister Thompson with this ridiculous Idea and the relief ho must have experienced the arrival of a commander who understood his duty and had the firmness to perform It. There was really no risk , except the remote possibility of a naval fight In the course taken by Bcnhnm , for the Brazilian Insur gents have no standing as belligerents and are consequently destitute of all rights. They were proclaimed pirates by the BrazilIan - Ian government , and while this fact may not affect our relations toward them so long as they do not Interfere with our interests , It does not warrant us in treating them us such should they interfere , The action of Admiral Uonham produced the desired ef fect nnd having learned the sort of man ho Is It Is not likely that our merchant ves sels will again , bo Interfered with' at Rio. Meanwhile the vessels ot other countries are enjoying the advantages ot an unobstructed entrance into the harbor at Rio and quite naturally Admiral Benham stands very high In their respect , as ho does In that ot his countrymen , _ A vigorous protest has been entered with the secretary of the treasury by n Now York Knights of Labor assembly objecting to.tho proposed placing ot the postage stamp contract with the government bureau ot engraving and printing. It calls attention to tlio fact that plate engraving In this country originated In the metropolis und that Its members have grown up to their employment right where they are , It would be a hardship to compel them to change their occupation or to remove to Washing ton to obtain places which might possibly bo opened to them. It bega the secretary to weigh well the advantages , reel or ap parent , offered by his proposition against the disadvantages and Injustice Inflicted upon the plate engravers now engaged In postage stamp printing. The only ad vantage tp the government ot changing the arrangements now In vogue U the financial saving , which doubtless looks big to a treas ury hard pressed lor fund * . If there la a possible saving , U Is of the same char acter as that whfrih would be effected by the Introduction ri\t \ fobor saving machines nnd the rule to be pulled must bo that of the greatest Koodrtj ; ; the greatest number. The treasury officials gave way once before In view of n protest" ugatnst the supplant ing of hand plat < ? Vrlntlng and It Is qulto possible that It 'inny' ' yield again In this Instance. " ' ' Kvery large flr'e' Is'taken ns a ready excuse - cuso to repeat the cry * for more flro appa ratus. The OmnFih fire department Is now qulto fully equipped for effective work against the flro fltniil.1 Its running expenses for the next year'promise to exceed the limit set by the city cfiaHor unless rigid econo mies arc practiced , , and no Increase can bo made without exceeding tlio authority of law. Of course , the department could use all the machinery tlrnt might bo placed at its disposal , providing | ts numbers were cor respondingly Increased , Its present efficiency , however , Is well up to the standard that late to bo expected In any city of the size of Omaha. Take the flro ot last Saturday as an example and It will be difficult to see where ono dollar's worth of property that was destroyed could have been saved hod there been a dozen flro engines at hand. The men confined the 'flro to within ns narow limits ns was possible under the circumstances. This fact In Itself Is suffi cient argument for the efficiency ot the service. The action of congress with reference to the sugar schedule' will doubtless result dis astrously to the sugar Interests of Ne braska for n time at least , Nebraska should not consent to the total wreckage of her promising Industry' without making an effort to retain It. The , bounty denied by the nation can and should be provided by the state for a tlmo until the Industry Is able to stand alone. With a small state bounty Nebraska could continue the work of building up the sugar Industry and by reason of her Insular position bo able to compete with eastern markets. The state bounty Is unpopular in Nebraska , but unde servedly so. Two Immense factories were erected under the operation of the bounty act and then the law was repealed by a legislature'that based Its action moro upon unreasoning prejudice than upon sound judgment. The Metropolitan Union Depot company was incorporated on the 30th of December und the ordinance submitting the question of a bond subsidy has been pending for more than four weeks. There has certainly been ample tlmo to revise the ordinance and embody all the necessary safeguards. But the project still hangs flro because the Incorporators - corporators do not appear agreed upon cer tain features ot the ordinance. Meantime spring Is approaching and the day for the special election Is being delayed , so that people ple who desire to aid and expedite the building of the union depot are losing faith and confidence In Omaha's future Is corre spondingly depressed. Wo are aware that great bodies movp slp\vly , but there Is fcuoh a thing ns kllllng'a project by too much de liberation. The proposition to repeal the maximum rate law has already emanated from head quarters of the railroad brigade and It Is safe to presume , that no republican who favors a continuation of the struggle with the corporations \yill be given a nomination to the next legislature It the railroad crowd can help it.Nothing will have more of atendency to secure an anti-republican legislature next fall than a widespread Impression that 1119 republicans will favor the repeal of the max imum rate law. The people have com menced a dual struggle , with the railroad corporations In thls state and they propose ( " to keep up the con"tot until they are thrown out -of court. Uncle Som ls very severe on miscreants who use the malls for sending letters or postal cards bearing delineations , epithets , Indecent or obscene language , or of llbelous , scurrilous , defamatory or threatening char- actor. Any person convicted of such offense In the United States court Is liable to a flne of $5,000 or Imprisonment for five years , or both. It Is to bo hoped that the government sleuth hounds 'may catch some of the dastards who are Just now engaged In this cowardly business. The talk of reorganizing the board of sec retaries of'tho State Board of Transportation ' tion still continues. The tlmo has gone by when the officials who compose that board can manufacture political capital by so flimsy a subterfuge of reorganizing , the board of secretaries on the eve of a cam paign. Tholr repentance comes about three " years too lato. Ben Baker seems to be the only man In Nebraska who Is not harrowing his soul over the masterly inactivity of the powers nt Washington. Ho don't care whether his successor Is appointed sooner or later and continues to draw a good democratic salary with an unconcern that Is positively dis heartening to the aspirants for his place. Dangerous at tlio Itrroch. ( llnlic Ucinncral , Boutollo's usefulness to his party is con siderably Impaired by his halr-trlggerod habit of talking In a loud tone when ho has nothing to say. A Kill Twmnl Inquiry. Aorfiillt Jmirwil The Rlkhorn railway has Ignored the order of the State Hoard of Transportation and declines to lower Its rule on bulejl bay. The next conundrum Is , wlmt In hades will the board do about It ? Wln rn C'lovi'liuut IHII'I 1'opiilur , Clinilinn Citizen. The lund olllco is no longer with us , but , Unmix Clod , wu still have postoillce. IIow long wo will bo permitted to keep tlmt no one cun tell Clrovcr inay conclude to move that to Bordeaux In order to slink out of appointing n worthy democrat to a federal olllce In northwest -Nebraska. Too < iooijjio Ho KlirUml. Under the strlcti'lntorprotatlon of the law , Admiral llonham will tic retired for ago next April. In view , however , of llio vigor nnd wisdom displayed by film this week at Hlo Janeiro , congress shbuld pass an act making an exception In hlaWus'o. " The United States cannot afford to stielvoililm for several years to coino. . i r i llomitl for Niihritnkui tSfiliut/ < If0rdri'i. ' The prospect forid , largo Increase In the population of Nebraska by Immigration In very Haltering , ' .Many men Imvo been thrown out of employment In the east that will not return to the mills ntid factories where they formerly , labored. These will seek now homes , 4\t > d n ( urge part will turn their eyes In thu direction ot the cheap lands of the west , Tim Now States. UlolK'Demotrat. There Is a strong probability tlmt the bills to ndinlt Utah , New Mexico und Arizona UK Hcparatu states will pass the senate and become laws. Unquestionably , however , the majority of the people of the country favor the annexation of Utuh to Nevada nnd the consolidation of New Mexico und Arizona. Utah's population Is a little In excess of the number required In each ot the largo mates for each member of the house ot representatives , but Its neighbor , Nevada , has less than n fourth of such population , nnd U steadily decreasing. These two localities are favorably situated for consolidation. New 'Mexico and Ari zona united , would have a llttla moro In habitants than comprise the uitlt of repre sentation In tha house , which la 174,000 , and no territory ought to be erected Into a state until Ita population reacheu these ttis- ur ? . JIK II'.IH .t JM.V , Chicago Inter Ocean ; The example ho set as a generous and Just employer bas creeled a monument to his memory In the hearts ot the people. ' Chicago 1'ostt Mr. Child * will bo woefully - fully missed from a world In which ho was n rare type. Wo could much more easily nave spared many greater men. Indianapolis Nqwar Ho wrought from first to last with a high purpose , nnd his fame will endure 'So long ns men glvo re spect and applause to right living and to good deeds. St. Louts Republic : As n philanthropist his name will live among the foremost ot his day and country. Ho made the way ns helpful as the gift , and was as broad as ho was generous. Whether as editor , humanitarian or public man , Mr , Chllds Is sure to bo ns sadly missed as any man of this generation. Chicago Herald : Moro than any other American ot , hls generation Gcorgo W. Chllds deserves the name of guide , philoso pher and friend of those with whom ho was associated. Ho applied In his affairs vol untarily the principle of unearned Increment which modern political economy recom mends for cngraftment upon national and munWiMl systems. Chicago Tribune ! In a word , ho was n unique figure in the business world , for to n clear bead for commercial and financial enterprises he joined a warm heart nnd open hand , a kindly nature nnd far-reaching philanthropy. The good that ho' has done Will not bo "Interred with his bones. " It will long live after him. Ho achieved great wealth and ho used It well and wisely for the good of his kind. Greater praise no man can havo. 1'lonecr Press : The honor that follows his memory Is only another proof Of the old truth , which men learn so slowly , that to do good Is the most enduring monument. There are men who have made great'newspapers , famed over two continents , while Mr. Chllds was plodding along with hla little Philadel phia publication , nnd who have amassed millions while ho was giving other millions away ; but tholr names will bo strange to tongiio nnd memory whllo ho Is yet thought ot gratefully and honored as a citizen and a man. Minneapolis Tribune : Bigness of heart was his predominating faculty. There was nothing small about the man In thought , emotion , plans , acts or dealings. Ho In spired the perfect confidence of acquaint ances , employes and patrons. Men had faith In him and loved him , because ho had faith in men and loved them. Ho labored as n man to whom money was a secondary aim ; but tlio success of his work was such , the results were so beneficial to his fellow men , that wealth was added unto him In sums suf ficient to satisfy the most grasping ambi tion. The work of George W. Chllds stands nn Inspiration to his race , as during his life it was'a blessing. KKHlt.lSK.1 AXI ) lfKIIKASlC.lt'8. Burglars nt Kenesaw made a raise of $12 In the store of Howard & Co. A number of Table Rock feeders will ship 300 head of cattle direct to Europe this month. Mr. Hargus , the Missouri Pacific agent at Dunbar , died of pneumonia after a sflort Illness. Loaded wagons crossed the Missouri river at Nebraska City Saturday for the first lime this season. Rev. Mr. Trumbull has resigned as pastor of the Baptist church at Madison and will go to Crab Orchard. Farming pays In Furnas county. An agri culturist there lost a pockotboflk the other day containing $310 and valuable papers. Robert Mitchell of Elm Creek , sued for a divorce from his absent wife , but now she has returned and will fight the case to a finish. The meadow lark Is reported to .bo sing ing his festive lay In northern Nebraska fields and tha farmers arc sure ot an early spring. While Clarence Allen ot Elmwood was re turning from Murdock on horseback , the horse jumped from the road nnd plunged over a'steep embankment. The boy received a fracture and the horse had ono hip knocked down. ' . . Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Erlckson ot Phelps county .aro In , sere distress. , Both are past 75 years of age. Mrs. Erlckson Is helplcs * from paralysis and her husband almost dead with asthma. Neighbors are doing all that can bo done to make them comfortable. A real , llvo kitten was received in a mall bag from the west at the Ashland postoffico ono day last week , says the Ashland News. There was no name attached , hence it any one is expecting anything of the kind they are hereby notified that the kitten has ar rived and can bo had on application at the postofllce. The Hebron Mall prints a .iard 'from Carl Plcard , announcing that ho will fast forty days and forty nights. In concluding his announcement , Mr. Plcard says : "In obe dience to Christ's example I am now en tering upon a forty days' fast , HO that you will not see much o ! mo until Better , when my public ministry will commence. Ho that hnth cars to hear lot him hear Yours , n fool for Christ's sake. " Because his 7-year-old adopted son tried to burn his bay stacks , Emory Baltor.oro of O'Neill tried to have the lad s-ont to the reform , school. The Judge examined Into the merits of the case nnd concluded lliat the youth was eminently qualified to enter the reformatory class , and was about to make an entry on his docket to tlmt effect when the boy's uncle , Prlco llabcook , ap peared and agreed to undertake the t sk of ' civilizing the urchin for n short time , 'when ho will bo sent to his father In the tvjutbc'rn part of the state. 1'KOl'Llt .1X1) French opinion of anarchy Is decidedly cutting. It Is the man with a cold in his Iliad who nose the value of n pull. A reformed evangelist in Kansas burned a huge stack of chips to prove his sincerity. His efforts to cash them In were futile. An organization of city purifiers has been incorporated in Chicago. The members should begin street cleaning nnd gradually work up. The physician of the Imperial court of Russia receives $350 a day when attending the empress. Such a fee would paralyze nn ordinary person. Massachusetts sots an example that maybe bo followed with profit. An overhauling of personal property for tax purposes netted a valuation ot 41 per cent of the total taxable property. Colonel Thomas Moonlight , the newly ap- polntod minister to Bolivia , Is CO years old , a native of Scotland , came out of the late war a colonel of a Kansas regiment and was at ono time governor of Wyoming. The old homestead In Kentucky where President Lincoln was born , Is to bo re paired and beautified and protm.itcd by the state of Kentucky to the national govern ment. A graceful tribute to the memory of the natlon'ii martyr. The oldest living officer of the United StatoH army Is Lieutenant Michael Moora of Brooklyn , He unlisted In 1812 UH a musician In the Thirteenth Infantry , and , though ho Is retired , his name still Is on tha muster roll. His army service covers eighty-two ycara. Ex-Senator William M. Kvarts of Now York Is 70 today. Ho lives at his homo In New York City and Is rarely SI-MII. The once tall , graceful figure , familiar at the bar und on the forum , Is now shrunken nnd emaciated. The sight of his ayes Is nlmost gone , and his persistent seclusion gives rlso to rumors of mental weakening. Ono J , J. Davenport , n perpetual candidate for mayor ot Kansas City , dropped a gun Into his overcoat pocket and marched Into the sanctum ot tlio Kansas City Star lust Saturday , The editor. It Booms , utterly failed to appreciate Mr. Davenport's superior qualifications for the ofllco and at divers times Intimated that ho waa n braying ass nnd a conceited chump , Thuso expressions , Mr. Davenport rightly concluded , showed n bloodythlrsty bluff accompanied with gun play bloodthirsty bluff acompanled with gun play would effect a desirable change. It did effect a change In Mr. Davenport. A few desultory romarku were uttered In the edi torial den , nnd Mr. Davenport sought to emphaslzn a point with hla fist. Then trouble began. Doforo Davenport realized what struck him ho had floated down a pair of stalrn accompanied with an eloquent peror ation of shoe leather. His Impressions of tha meeting resemble the effect ot a bare back jaunt on an emaciated hors . PLANNING TO RUSH THE BILL Vootbccs Eager to Push llio Tariff Bil Through the Senate. MAY HAVE IT IN CONFERENCE BY APRIL Hrpnbllruiu Will Try to Secure llvnr tar Interested IVrsom llrmocriUn Will lliiTti Keif Clmngm to Make lu the Hill. WASHINGTON BUREAU OF THI3 BEE. C1.1 Fourteenth Street , WASHINGTON , Feb. G. As Intimated some days ago In The Bee Chairman Voorhees Is opposed to tariff hear Ings before the senate finance committee and has expressed himself In favor of rail reading the Wilson bill Into law. Ho be lieves the bill should bo reported back to tlio senate from his committee within tci days , without giving any ono a chance to bo hertrd , nnd that six weeks are at most suffi cient for consideration by the Donate before that body takes a final vote. Ho believes that the circulars ho sent out have given al the Information necessary , nnd that I public hearings were granted there wouli bo nothing heard but "essays or political economy. " It Is generally ex pected that the committee at Its meeting tomorrow morning will fix a day when the bill shall bo reported to the semite , nnd a day less than two weeks distant. Repub licans In the senate say that If this action Is taken they will have n resolution passei which will compel the finance committee to hear those whoso Interests the Wilson bill proposes to destroy. It Is Intimated that tht democrats may agree to strike Income taxes from the bill before It is reported from' the finance committee nnd to propose n duty ot 1 cent a pound on raw > mgar und a largo In crease ot the whisky tax ns compensatory revenues. Chairman Voorhccs and his dem ocratic colleagues declare that the changes In the bill will not bo In the direction of protection , but with n view to revenue only. Republicans hero believe that the reasoi the governor of Washington does not cat the legislature together for the purpose oi electing a United States senator to nil the existing vacancy Is because ho Is trying to handle the ofllco for himself. It Is well known hero that Washington's governor Is n candidate for the vacancy , and that ho has been hesitating about convening the legisla ture In fear that it would not select him for the position. Undoubtedly the Interests of Washington would bo vastly advanced If a republican was sent here to the senate at this time. It might bo the turning point against the Wilson tariff bill. CHANGES IN IOWA BANKS. During the past week changes In Iowa national bank officers have been made and reported to the comptroller of currency as follows : The First National bank of Mc Gregor. F. S. Richards , assistant cashier ; the First National bank of Marshalltown , George Gllclc , vice president ; the Iowa Na tional bank of Ottumwa , William Daggctt vlco president In place of Calvin Manning , Calvin Manning cashier In place of C. K. Blake , W. R. Daggett. assistant cashier ; the First National bank of Charles City , J. A. Case , assistant cashier ; the Charles City National bank of Charles City , J. H. Owen president In place of S. F. Farnham , Robert G. Ralgner vlco president in' place ot George E. Dexter , George E.- May cashier * ln place of J. II. Owen ; tlfb Des Molncs National bank of Des Molnes , C. H. Gctchell vlco president. In place of J. S. Clarkson , no second vlco president In place of C. IF. Gotchell ; the First National bank of Wnverly , no presi dent In place of J. H. Bowman , A. F. Rodoker assistant cashier ; the Clarlnda Na tional bank of Clarlnda , M. S. Ray vlco president In place of Frederick Fisher ; the First National bank of La Porto City , R. A. Perkins president In place of James F. Camp ; the First National bank of Dunlap , II. A. Moore president In place of J. II. Patterson , E. H. Barrett vice president In place of J. D. Bassctt , A. B. Collar cashier in place of II. A Moore ; the First National bank of Prlnghur , C. II. Slocum president , H. S. Green vice president In place of C. H. Slocum. IN A GENERAL WAY. In the supreme court today the decision of the United States court of Nebraska In the case of John A. Buckstaft and others against Russell & Co. was reversed with costs and the case remanded. Fourth class postmasters for Iowa were appointed today as follows : Conterdalo , Cedar county , A. C. Claflln , vlco II. W. Gates , resigned ; Fenton. Kossuth county , Frank Bailey , vice J. L. Reed , resigned ; Rudd. Floyd county , Elizabeth P. Crane , vlco G. W. Crane , dead ; West Grove , Davis county , Charles Fulk , vlco Asa Tremalne , resigned ; Wichita , Guthrlo county , Isaac Mann , vice C. C. Ncsselroad , resigned. Mr. Streeter of Aurora , who has been hero several days , has left for his home. Although a largo number of nominations were received at the senate today , none came for Nebraska to fill any of the Impor tant positions which have been In the hands of republicans over four years and the demo crats here from the state are growing very restless. The friends of Secretary Morton are unable to explain why the president does not name a customs officer for Omaha , a district attorney and a postmaster for Lincoln , unless the delay is with the view to compelling the two factions to compro mise upon candidates. P. S. HEATH. n iniKiti ; TO t'txit run x Comparison Ilclirprn 1'nporn 1'r tiny by The lire nml U'nulil II Klmts. Tito dally comparison between the amount of reading matter , exclusive of commercial news 'and advertisements , printed In The Bee , World-Herald nnd Lincoln Journal , gives the following figures for yesterday ; Morning llco , long , wide columns. , , . . . 41 < 4 Morning W.-H , , short , narrow columns , 31 Lincoln Journal , nh'ort , narrow columns. 29 Evening line , long , wide columns. . . . . . 35 Hvcnlng W.-II. , short , narrow columns. 33 Hilt TIVKl.Kltit. Cleveland Plain Dealer : "Tho foreign husband la the absorbing Ideal" snld the American mllltoiialro ns ho wrote the wed ding check , Philadelphia Record : A local denier ml- vertlRcs "n new stock of walking-sticks for gentlemen with carved wooden hcnds. " Indianapolis Journal : Now Missionary I hone that our future rolntloim may bo pleasant. Cannibal King-So do I. The fllow who was hero before youwaa n regular roust. Brooklyn Llfo : Ilosslo- Does your minis ter nlwnys embrace you HO effusively ? Kit tle Yes ; he thinks I'm In the Infant clnswt yet. It's very annoying , but he'H no old. If It were a younger man It would bo differ ent. Somcrvlllc Journal : Nell Wlmt miikc.t you so sure that iluck never loved nny girl before he met you nnd nuked you to bo lila wife ? Belle Why. be has told me so himself nt least n hundred tlim-H. Brooklyn Happ | : "Confound you. sir ! I'va a notion to pull your nose. Wlmt do you menu by telling people tlmt I've got n tem per ? " "I tnko It nil back , sir. When I Halt ! that I wasn't uwnro tlmt you hud lost It this morning. " Washington Star : "I've beard , " ttald ! ( inner CornlosHel. H the conductor of the accommodation trnln culled for hla ticket , "tlmt ye hev n good deal of trouble with people thct try to bent ye. " "We do. " "Well , I should think tbct It ud be purty easy , of ye don't go no fawtcr'n this. " Judge : Arthur ( to chance acquaintance nt the race truck ) So you ihvopped fifty ut poknh la wad night ? IMih me , that was too bad , ye know ! Didn't you liuwve good Imnda ? Hla Chnncc Aoquttlntnnco Nnw ; I broke me knuckles yos'd'y on a fresh Jny'B nut , nn' las' night I couldn' wiggle mo flngera quick enough. See ? Indianapolis Journal : "I wouldn't care so much , " said Tlmmlns , "If 1 hadn't signed the thing. " "Whnt'w the matter ? " nsked Simmons. "Why , I wrote it bit of verse with n line In It culling pa Hlonntely for n. new Ideal. The fool printer set It up culling for a new deal. " TOO THIN. ( New York Recorder. ) ' Ho won so thin , so very thin- He liuiiK upon n Htrnp. There was : i .stnrt , nnd down ho sat Upon n maiden's lap. Ho rose , nho screamed , and Khouted out As she her puropls grabbed : "Conductor , please lo stop the car , For I believe I'm stubbed. " A Thrul rind Cllnmx. C/ifrayi / ) Iltcnnl , Kncli of llio three congressional iilunta who were to tlgure In the subsequent struggle walked to his seat to thu coinpll- menlury clutter nnd npplnuse that Is gen erally reserved for the llrst nppcarunce of a successful tragedian. Hon. Mr. Heed. closed his speech amid n hurricane of ap plause nnd llko some new sort of congres sional prltmi. donna tripped off the scene with a big bouquet of roses. Mr. Crisp met the surno fale. nnd the Hinnll-f rained but doughty Mr. Wilson hud the ummiuil honor of being hoisted upon bis eolleugiics' shoul ders nnd borne around , the hull , the In- carnalc flguro of triumph. Probably Messrs. Reed , Crisp nnd Wilson will reflect tlmt It wus worth weeks of weary preparation to be tlio nctors In a seem ; tlmt will be recalled In history us one wherein the usual congressional vlstu of statesmen bloomed nnd expanded Into a theatrical spectacle. The Headlight tinder n Vug. niMclplita. Jiccunl. If Editor William II. Sniytho of the Gra ham ( Vn. ) Headlight , who represents the United States ns minister to Ilaytl , should prove to have been guilty of writing that olllclous letter to President lllppolyto his recall Hhould not be delayed a moment. A diplomat who does not know the llrst duty of a foreign minister never to Inter meddle In the domestic affairs of the gov ernment to which he Is accredited should not be permitted to represent the United States even In the Black Republic. The services of his powerful pen should be re stored to the editorial columns of the Head light , where he could enlighten the world to his heart's content upon the subject of the proper administration of the Haytlen Use. A aiKKTtxo AT TIHsrrx. . C/ifcifo / Trtltuin. Besldo the mournful river Styx Two shadowy forms had strayed , And one was rich with gems and gold- One tor a penny prayed. "Where did you get that glittering storeT'v The shivering beggar snld ; "One hundred millions once were mine I have not now a red ; "Not ono to pay my passage o'er Where peaceful fields are fair , i And thou art rich while I remain. A beggared millionaire ! " "My name Is Chllds" the rich man said , "And yours Is Gould , I say ; The riches which I carry bore Are what I gave away. " The l.irsc.it manor. ) an 1 sillorj 3t . llnoclothc.i on Kurtli Your motiay's worth or your mouay bao'c. ' The Fire-Fiend Has again got in his work and did it with a rapidity that is only F equaled by the race horse pace with which wo are disposing of our magniflcertt stock of men's suita and over coats. The cut is gen eral all over the storo. F More particular attention is called to our men's $12 suits that go for $8.50. The suits we are selling now for $16.50 were formerly $20. You can buy a $6 pair of trousers for $4.50 or a $3 pair for $2.25. Those who have patronized us in the past know these to bo more than ordinary bargains and well worthy of your inspection , No matter h6w low the price , the quality is just as good as over. ic BROWNING , KING & CO. , S. W. Cor. 15th and Douglas Sts. | u