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THE ( WATIA DAILY" BISK : WEDNESDAY. APRIL 1. IfiOI.
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TWeMirh wi'fnMry "f Tin1 ll'i * I'ub- IKiIrR < Minnii ) . ln'InK ilnl ) nuhrn wo * that the iiiluil numiiir tit full iinO tinniiUli1 poli | > nf Tlip Dull ) Vlniiiliif. i\.tilnn : nml Sunilnv lln prlnli'd iluriiiit Hiin Mitli uf IVI.rnir ) I9 * > l , wn * IIK ful- a n. r. 22 4' > 1 . ' .MM K 2i S..l 1S Jl 2 > i K.TV. 1Sn. . 1 ! 171 . > : > . 30. Xfl ! 22211 21 i" H 2i > , - . 'itfi \ IIM K.SIS . M 23.45I II 25" Tolnl frtr the inonlll 6JS.CJI -JK rriliKtluiis f'ir iilifwM nml " ! 17.S01 J'.ilnl id MSit ) ) ; illl UMi ait ilnul lllmi 2Jlit " " " " ' aroiun : ii nvt-i-iit Knoin In Imforc tnc nml Hiilwrlbm ) la in > f-ncc ihli n < | iljj nf Mm ih IH'H v r rin : , NVitns rnu The coimlry tuny now seltle down lo n several wrekK conllnuons flow ot cdlfjlng tariff oralorj. 1.0-al elecllons In Ohio , Conned lout , Min nesota and olhci ctalcs Jnsllfy us In repeal ing Ilnl IhlH Is a republic in year. It doesn't l.iKc Governor Norlhen ( iitlte so long lo come lo n decision as lo Iho ap- polnlinenlH at his disposal as It docs Presi dent Cleveland. f'ongicsfunnii Tom Johnson chnracterl/ps Iho clenioeralli parly as "broken , discredited , foredoomed to tkfo.it. " Kven a democrat will occaKtoiiilly get tilings light once In a while. Most people Mill fall to grasp the connection , bcl een Thomas Jefferson nnd ( Irovcr Cleveland. Placing Ihclr bitNls In prominent pio\fmlly at a JcfTctsoiilan ban- mict will not eHlahllah a political i elation bch\ecn llitm. Henatur U'nlsh of ( Jeorgln , Just appointed to the vncaiuy canned by Ihe death of the Hie Senalor Cohpiltt , Increases the newspaper - paper contingent at the capital. lie vUll lepresent the state of Georgia and the An- Riisla Chtonlcle. When ttould the ca e brought by Governor Crounse lo coinppl Iho stale treasurer to obey Ihe law have been Hitbmlttcd to the mipicmo court by the allorney general If Governor Ciouiiso hnd not suddenly discov ered the f ict Ihat It had not been submitted ? Just think of allowing the grcit Russian thistle cslct initiation bill lo be crowded out of Immediate coiiRlilrratlon by Ihe sennle by KO imlmpottnnt a mtasure as the new tariff bl'I. ' Tlio senate BhotiM learn to apportion tlio time nt 118 disposal vvllh a more discrim inating hand. How fortunate Ihat Jefferson's birthday happens to coincide with the day set apart for the opening of the semto tariff debate ! The Krent palron of democracy can now point to one more patilollc service In having furnished Iho lc\t for Sonalor Voorhees' peroration. The plnco which Mr. Sawyer , the newly appointed district ntlornoy , holds as special counsel of the Unllod Slalcs for Iho prosccu- llon of the Capital Xatlon.il bank caaes Is still available ns n consolation prlzo ( or one of the disappointed applicants for the Job which Mr. Savvjer captured. lion. Andrew Jackson Sawyer , the newly appointed district attorney , Is reported to have said that ho Intends to retain his resi dence In Lincoln and Ihat ho wouldn't leave that city for ten federal offices. Mr. Sawyer must bo wonderfully different from the aver age Lincoln democrat. Dr. Hro.vn-Semmid'H elixir of life , which n few jears ngo promised perpetual joitth to withering old ago , was not able to keep Us orlRlnnlor from Joining the horde that has passed bcvond , hut ho will not bo the luat otto'who tnecls his death while search ing for the fountain of everlasting > outh. The management of the Midwinter fair now feels assured of the financial success of the great exposition. With the Omaha city council ns the star attraction no one within speaking distance can afford lo stay away. The presence of the Omaha city council promises to rcsuscltnlo the drooping fea- lures of Iho exposition Ireasury. Wo are iiguln confronted with the regu larly recurring spectacle of schools In one portion of the city overcrowded with pupils and school buildings In other portions vvllh unoccupied rooms. There must bo sonic kind of a readjustment of the attendance In Iho different cchool buildings. While resi dents unywhere within the city limits have n right to demand school facllllles Ihey cannel - nol Insist that the schools be brought to their very doors. The empty school build ings should be utilized before new cpiarlcra ro rented. Mr. W. H. Alexander lies Iho satisfaction of relinquishing the olllco of surveyor of customs with n record for business-like ad- mlnlKtrallon that haa secured the com mendation of nil who have had occasion to rcsorl lo his office. The work has Increased rapidly during hla Incumbency , but haa been executed with promptness and preci sion. The new surveyor of customs finds himself Installed In an office that has been conducted BO well tlmt ho will feel quite con tent It ho can make his record equal that ot his predecessor. The aggregate valuation of property In this city , real and personal , cannot fall short of $160,000 000 oven It appraised at sheriff's ialo prices. At one-sixth of this valuation the assessment would bo $25,000,000. The question Is will the assessors do their duty fearlessly by slopping all favoritism and making all property owners list their hold ings In money , stocki , bonds nnd mortgage loans ? Will they make proper returns ot the property ot .corporations that hold fran chises worth millions or will they repeat the outrageous farce of listing theuo properties ut from onu twentieth ( o oue-huadreJth part of their true value t ' ( i vi mi A Tl ( unad.at. givcrnment In riptrU t to ho | n.ai'liVciinp a dlcp. llioii to dlscrlm- j I IMH | > upMliiRtnurhrtii Inltreal * In the mUter ; - I ter of Importing ixc * il\r tolls on American | ! I \Mttn ) panting Iliroiip-h the Welliind canal , j It Is f la ted tlmt urdenr to this effect have been l nticd by Hint government lo apply to nil v pixel * thai do nol go through to Mon- Inwl lo tiiiloid. In Iho caiso ote el go ing to Unit | iort ( her * wilt be > no discrimina tion , but K tl'ay dleihnrKO their cargoes nl nnv of the American perU on I/iko On- lilt In they \vlll nol get the benefit of any nf the rebatf which would hi allowed If they went lo Montreal. This Ix held to be a ills- llfirt violation of the treaty under which American and Canadian ves el have been lining Ilio canals conned Ing the great Inkea , and it was for mtch discrimination that Pres ident Harrison , acting under ( he authority given lilin by Ihe net of July 26 , ISO. , directed that lolls be collected un Canadian vessels pausing through St. Mnrv's Pnlls canal to ports In Canada. The of- le t of tills action was lo bring the Cana dian government lo terms nnd Iho retalia tory policy van dropped. The act provll- lug for retaliation , however , Klalids , bill It would ncdii that Iho government of Canadi Is mil Lonccrnid about the fart , perhaps feeling that there .In no danger ot the net being enforced by the present admlnlstra- thn Canada Is Voting herself In a position of Inn | ftulenco In this mailer. She has now HIM-I/ completed a canal that will relieve her \c * el ownero of the necessity of using the American canal , nnd when this now vvaUrway Is made ready for use. lite Cana dian ( .overnment may Impose what tolls It pleases on American commerce passing through the Wollnnil canal with Impunity , bo fur as existing law Is concerned. The relnl'ullon ' provided for by Ihe act ot 1892 will IH worthless. The question as lo how thu United Stales shall protect American Interests from the Ihrenletied discrimina tion will undoubtedly be considered at the present session of congress , nnd there Is n great deal Involved In It. Some time ngo n bill relating lo this matter was Introduced In the house of representatives by Mr. ChltKerliiK of New York. This measure Is aimed al thu bonding privilege accorded lo Canadi in railroads by Iho United Stales , nn 1 therefore : possesses a broad Interest. It picvidcs tlmt whenever the president shall bu satlsflid Hint the Canadians nre discriminating In Iho use of the Wetland canal or other canals In that country against the United States he shall sus pend by proclamation the transpoilallon across the United Stales In bond nnd with out the pijment of duty nil merchandise Imported or exported from mi } 'fotclgn ' country to Canada It Is very probable tlmt legislation of this kind would have the effect to Induce the Canadian government to adopt a more friendly conrso toward the American Intercsls Involved , for Iho sorl of retaliation prosposed would doubtless be n hardship lo Canada which the- collection of lolls from American vessels passing through Die canals of that counlrj would hardly counlerlnlaiice. The author of this measure expresses confidence that It can be passed , because similar legislation was rec ommended during Mr. Cleveland's first administration nnd most of the democrats In the house were then committed in favor of It. In his last annual mcssngo to congress President Harrison referred at f-omo length * to this matter of-Canadlan discrimination , saying that our treaty rights were flagrant ! ) disregarded jind urging that the time had conic for the United 'States to consider whether our interchanges upon lines ot land transportation should not be put upon a different basis and our entire Independence of Canadian canals and of the SI. Lawrence ns an outlet to the sea secured by the con- slrucllon ot an American canal around the Kails of Niagara and the opening of ship communication between Ihe great lakes and one of our own seaports. Of course nothing ot this kind Is practicable at present , though It may become Imperative In the not dis tant future. Meanwhile we jihall proba bly have to provldo some sort of retalia tory policy for reslralnlng Iho Canadian gov ernment from damaging discrimination against American interests , since It Is evi dent that treaty obligations will not bo respected by that government. ItAMMT ItllFOltM IK Ballot reform has made rapid progress In the United Stales. The first st.ilo lo adopt It was Massachusetts , In 1SSS , since which time thirty-four oilier slates have passed ballot reform laws , based largely on the Australian 8stem , Nine of the states having such laws are In the south , nnd ot the nlno remaining which have not adopted ballot reform most ot them are In that section. The latest addi tions to the column of ballot reform stales are Virginia and Alabama. In Iho laller state the system will bo tried for the flist time In August , when one ot the most holly contested elections the stale has ever known will bo hold. The Alabama law contains all the essential features of the Australian sys tem , and It Is said to bo the determination ot the leading politicians of the stale that the law shall have a fair trial this year. If this Is faithfully carried out there may bo some Interesting changes shown In the v'oto of Alabama , which Is in some respecls one of the most progressive of the southern slates. The advance of ballot reform In the south will bo welcomed by good citizens every where , and If by moans of It fair and honest elections are secured It will be good for the south and for the whole country. Hut how far Is their wan ant for bellavlng that such will be the result ? What assurance Is there that In these stales every citizen en titled to vote will have any bellor chance lo excrclso his right ot suffrage and have his vote/ fairly counted under these ballot reform laws than under the system they supersede ? Tennessee adopted ballot re form In 18S9 , and have elections slnco then been any fairer and honostor slnco than before that time ? Have the colored voters of that stale enjoed more fully and generally under this law their right to vote , especially In na tional and congressional elections , than they did bcforo the law wont Into effect ? There Is nothing In the figures of the Ten nessee elections since 1SS9 lo Indicate that they have. What about Arkansas and Ken tucky and Toxns , which adopted ballot re form laws In 1891 ? Is there any Indication In the vote ot theuo slates since the laws wont Into effect that the colored citizen lias been afforded any holler chance than before - fore to freely cast his ballot and have It fairly counted ? All these states have con tinued to maintain about the usual demo cratic plurality , which every fair-minded man wilt admit would hardly have been possible If the colored voters , a large ma jority ot whom are unquestionably repub licans , had been allowed to vote freely , or generally to vote at all according to their political convictions. The plain truth Is that these citizens have been about as effectually disfranchised under the ballot reform law * la operation In southern state * as they were bi fore the enactment of Ihci Invvi nnd whetlur hny real reform In this n pfet Is na-unably lo be ripci led In the fuliire Is n question Still the adop tion of this legislation and the public sen timent Hint cnllH for It must be necjpted ns marking a tendency In the right direc tion. tin : ii.w. In Hie great political Milpo hunt which has been In progress for the Insl twclvo months the democracy of Douglas county have the honor , glory nnd snllsfactlon ot holding the bag while their brethren In other peel Ions of the stale have curried off Iho game. Out of the total vote of I4.1D3 cast for Jay Sterling Morton , their candi date for governor In 1892 , which , by the way , marked n drop of over 27,000otM polled for Jnmci 12. Uoyd Iwo } cars previous , Douglas county contributed 7.HIS. In other words Doug-1 las county gave Morton , who la by no means popular In this county , one-sixth of the total vote rust for him In the state. What has Douglas county got to show for this ? Not n solitary olllee among all the federal post- HOIIM not strlclly local and of right belong ing lo Iho cltl/ons of Omaha , Otoe county , which gave Morton only 1,111 vo'tos , less than 3 per cent of the aggregate , secured a cabinet officer , Cass county , which cast 1.5SO voles for Merion , secured Iho United Slnles marshal. Plnlle county , which gave Merion only ' . 'CO ' voles , was given Ihe colleclor of Interim ! revenue , nml laslly , Lanc.isler , which gave Morton 1,790 votes , us ngnlnst Iho 7,318 voles cast for him In Douglas county , , carries off the United Stales nllorncyshlp. Hvcn In Iho little picking among the reed birds , such as land offices and minor favors out of the grab bag , Iho Douglas democracy has been snubbed and Ignored. Dr. Miller's selection as surveor of cus- loms Is no concession or gift to Omaha democrats , The olllcc Is strictly local , Just the same ns the postofflco , which , of course , must bo filled by un Omaha democrat sooner or laler. It certainly does look as If kissing goes by favor Instead of merit. What's the use of being a Jacksonian club mnti or a Satnoset bravo ? There Is nothjng In It so long as all you get Is holding nn empty sack. From our standpoint , of course , wo can merely condole - dele with the bet caved and betrajcd. The only consoling words that can be utlered arc embodied In Mark Twain's latest quota- lions ft om the calendar of Pudd'nhead Wll- bon : "If yon pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite Jon. This Is tlio principal difference between n dog nnd n man. " s TAIL'S or rut : mo.v //.ur , . The thousands ot credulous people In tvvcut-four different stales of the union who permitted themselves to be cntiapped In that huge Iron Hall swindle now llml that they arc all to share alike In the abscts , or , rather , In thu lack of nssets of the defunct concern. The members who happened lo reside In Penn- hjhanli have all along Imanglncd Ihat they were to get the bettor of the members In other slales , but a recent decision of a Penn sylvania court has rudely deprived them of their hopeful contemplation. When the Iron Hall wont tinder , some two years ngo , re ceivers were appointed , not only for the pir- ent corporation In Indiana , but also for the brandies , nnd , among the latlcr , for Penn sylvania. The tccelver for the Pennsylvania branch , more fortunate than those In other slnles , inairigcd lo becure a considerable sum that was piyablc and clue to the Iron Hall , In all over $700,000 , while the Utal collections ot Iho Indiana receiver amount so far lo but little over $800,000. The plan of the Penn- svlvanla members , therefore , was to keep for distribution among Ihcmselves the money that might be collected for their branch and tlrus lo secure much larger Individual shares than the unfortunate members In other stales. Hut Iho decision referred lo sounds the death knell of this shrewd scheme. U Is a reg ular rule of law in Pennsylvania that In the case of creditors residing there the court will not allow funds to bo withdrawn from their Jurisdiction until the creditors' rights have been determined. Hero , however , the people ple having claims against the Iron Hall were members of the corporation nnd not ordinary creditors. So while ordinary creditors In Pennsylvania would be given preference over the receiver of the parent concern , iho latter as representing all the members comes In ahead of the members of any particular branch. "If , " said the court , "thero Is any Inconvenience In becom ing members of a forplgft corporation rather than Joining ono In our own stale It Is one that they have voluntarily brought , upon thenibclves. " The result Is that the members of the Pennsjhanla branch of the Iron Hall will got less out of the remnants of Us properly than they expected and that the other mem bers will get more than they had reason to expect. They will get lltllo enough even then , although they may await another small dividend ns a result of fills recent order. The lesson of the Iron Hull .swindle is to be Impressed uniformly upon nil the dupes. It Is the old , old lesson that promises of sonfc- thlng In return for nothing are lo bo viewed with suspicion. Ono lllllo side aot In the suit pending be fore the supreme court asking for a man damus to compel the state treasurer to carry out the provisions ot the law requiring him to Invest the idle uchool funds In Interest bearing warrants deseivos to bo brought out before the proscenium lights. When In the decision of the court upon the depository law the court took the attorney general to task for not noting In his public capacity for the people to uphold and defend the validity ot the law Instead of Joining with the state treasurer to prevent Its enforcement , the Lincoln organ of the state house coterie rushed to his defense , claiming that It was qulto the customary thing for the attorney general to assist state olllccrs In their at tempts to evade the provisions ot laws obnoxious to them. As an Illustration ot this , It pointed to this mandamus case , In which It sold the governor was represented by the atlorney general and the atalo treas urer by the deputy atlorney general. It Is Interesting lo note Ihat the Interested parties have taken the hint given by the supreme court , and that the answer filed for the stale treasurer Is not signed by the , deputy attorney general , hut by a private attorney , evidently employed nt the expense of the stale treasurer. The "slap at the attorney general" has thus not been entirely without result. Good gucsscrs Infer from the Union Pa- clflo situation that It there shall be no ma terial reduction In the wage schedule ot the tine mon Ihe salaries of the clerks and olllco men will bo restored , or that their compen sation will bo Increased lo some extent. The reduction inado In the pay of ofllco men amounted to about $12,000 a month moro than enouh to pay the salaries of five re ceivers at $18,000 u year each. There would bo u suggestion of equity In a readjustment whereby the receivers might bo allowed $9,000 $ each and M per cent of the cut mif fired by the oirtce\mpti restored from the tlale of Iho cut | ! The gnrbige contractor at this Blagc of thr gnme gives notice that he Is rendy and equipped to carry out his ulcle of the agree- i mcnt with the city nnd that Iw will hold the city responslQolfr It does not live up to Us obligation ! ! . If wo remember correctly ' i Iho garbage coiirine'l required the contraUor to begin operations not later than Jnttunr } 1. The contractor"Aas ! not ready nt tlmt lime and has allowed three months to elapse without performing' ' Ihe work which ho agreed to do The question In his Ihe con tract lapsed or Is Itjstlll In force ? Mayor Cleaver of Council ItlufK In liU message to the town council , urges the bridge .motor company lo reduce the fate between Hint city nnd Omaha lo r cenls He nlso speaks uf Iho public demand that ; the company Khali axsmnc Its legal share of the expense of Improvements on strecls oc cupied by tin compato's tracks. On these two Important points the major of Council Uluffs Is eminently correct. The colored democracy has al last suc ceeded In capturing the lucrative registry of deeds In Hie Dlstilcl of Columbia. The bene ficial effect of this recognition will , however , be In a large degree lost by the lardlness and Iho shabby treatment which the admin istration has accorded the colored man Democratic promises are still at a discount1 among the colored democrats DlnVrn from th Oregon Kind. 1'lillMcli Iphla TlinoH. CJoveinor Tlllman In South Carolina , In .searching private houses for Ilqnoi. has In troduced anothei kind of still hunt In politics. Where Itcfoiin bt Neirssnry. C'liluiKO Hrrnlil Judging from the low that the free nnd Independent citizens of South Carolina nre kicking up over the privilege of drinking unlimited vvhlskv , Governor Tlllman's ball- Ivvlck would pipsent an Inviting Held for Or Keele } and 1'iancls Murphy .Munit 1) ) > il liuform and Credit. I'lilhilclphli Itccoiil Drookljn , which inulei machine rule was unable to get a bid for her ill } bonds , has Just succeeded in disposing of niailv $ "W- 000 worth of her sc-tutltles at a premium Theic Is a moial bete on the value of good cltv KOVCIntnvnt which the voters and ta\- liajets of nil out municipalities should be keen enough to grasp and wise enough to apply. A Knodcoitl In Any I. iiign ige C'omlcrJournal "I Intend , " sivs the excited Mr. llland , "to do cveivthing In mj powei to ptesent to the- president u free coinage bill , anil let him evctelse bis rules of Llndlev Mm- ray on that" Hi Ing U on , Itiotbet Itland If the piesldent doesn't excrcKe his Dudley Murrav uiles upon It he will lay It out with his Murciuls of Oneensberry rules. Cult 111 N JsVft \ orlv him We record with "atlsfaetlon the fnel that a Nebtaskan has btought suit for $10,000 damages against a person who had ac cused him of wearing "pant" " \\lll the clay ever dawn wlic'ii Man-'iiclili ctts will rise to the heights ot clvlll/atlon that Ne braska stands on , , ' U is u depiessliitf fact that lioston Is now almost the enl > p.ut of the 1'nlted Stated vvheie trouscis ate unknown by name - - ft-r-f .Hrott'H ltr < li Rglcd I'rmlnp. Keuiif | > JniliniiU When the Omaha Bee advocates the deposing of Juiltje Scott fiorn the bench in Ihat cltj Is doing tln > light thing fet the ctedlt and hjmor of the good name ef our state judlclaiy Scott Is u dem isosne of the first vvaty , ntid how such a man could bo selected as a" judge In Omiili i w. " ? a invstei } to tlm.b.aance ] of thu stale at the lime. It Is u "liame and dlsgiace to the judicial prmlne of Jv'cluaskii that such a man ai Scott ijlioiild rqcure siteii a posl ; tlon with his chuHictei si well Icnown < ! olil and thu > PW larlrr. President Andrews la N'oith Anicilein Review. A s-poctal Incentive just now operated in the United States spurs ptotectlonlsts here to try and mnjnlaln high customs duties. It Is the fact that we must retain our gold. In the east neatly all out clll/ens admit this nece slly , vvhalevui llieli views le- t'ardlng the tariff. Ah Is well known , we pioduce several commodities which Iluiope must have , while few of our wants lire of such a nature tlmt we cannot , b > BUfllclent expense , ptovldc for them at home. By thwarting somewhat the disposition of people in I'urope to settle with us In com modities , we compel them lo send us mote gold than they otherwise would If the pressure for gold now so rife In nil Euro pean countries could be removed , then this particular American ground for favorIng - Ing protection would also be removed , and reform would bo Indellnllelj easier In con sequence. Olhervvlse the flfcht for gold cannot but plague u badly In .settling a new larlff. Provided we are going to keep our gold , we cannot permit Hurope too easllv to liquidate In goods the debts she Incurs on our side of the ocean The present congress encountered this difTlcully In Us vety flist debate on the tariff , nnd will have to leckon with It at every step. Should Ihe Wilson bill become law and Immense new Importations under It .send all out gold to Europe , many who have \oted for It would curse the day when they did so. _ A'iHll.ll > K.lI.V7 * A7/t/MS/f.l.V . Rev. W. H. Nlles has resigned the pastor ale of the Presbyterian church at Table Uock. Revival set vices with a stereopllcon at tachment have saved many sinners lately al Havelock. Uurglnrs blow Iho mill safe nt Holdrege the other night und only secured G cents for Ihelr pains. Down at Beatrice , according to the Ex press , Ice wagons become frightened at flyIng - Ing paper and run away. The Clay County Democrat Is authority for Iho statement that ex-Speaker Sum Cider Is busy farming nowadays. Henry Iloushcr , a well known veteran of the late war , died at his homo In Nelson and was burled with honors by his surviving comrades. Sneak thieves broke Into the depot at Alma at noon while the agent was at dinner and secured about $15 In bills , but loft a lot of silver In the cash drawer. "Governor" John H. Powers has already opened the campaign with a series of speeches In Perkins county. It Is said the old man wants to go lo congress. Mr. and Mrs. Ilenjamln Ball of Table Rock celebrated their 40th wedding mini- , versary , and although they had no children to help enliven thai occasion a host ot friends came In nnd enjoyed the hospitality of the aged couple. . , j The campaign nreqedlng the municipal election at Kencsavy yesterday was waged entirely on the saloon'Issue ' , nnd things be came rather lurid. * The town Iruslees re ceived u warning signed by "Two Oulraged Women. " as fo wsVo pledge our selves lo deslroy Ihe first saloon that opens up In Kunesnvv. We , as wives and mothers , have been tortured at the wnshlubs lo sup port children lontf'eholiBh , nnd we dare you trustees to give HeVnso for a saloon , or for soiling of liquor orfor a gambling hell In Konesaw , You llo so at the risk of your own homos and 'at the risk of a general Imrn out. Wo preter lying In the almshouse than to live In the clutches ot n drunken , gambling husband nnd1 son. " 11 u ill in. iv ) rtti'.ttt , , ' Flic i Ql la ! hangman ot Vienna Is an ex pert dllhcr plnyer Ho prefers lo play on human chord. * dining business hours The Hipremo court of Michigan uses the word "Jag" In Hie nrns of load ThU recog nition or a J K Rlvos U better slnndlng than It iisnnlly rommnnds. If the recording angel Is doing business nl ( he idd slum ! llirse festive dayii. reports from the capital of ( he magnlllcent ropub- He must be handled vvllh a pitchfork The report ol Ihe Coxey common wallers being In good spirit requires slight modlflei- Hon. Canton doped them with twenty gal lons' of bid whiskey. A desire to linger In thai genrrotis community vvna banished vvllh a threatened dose of water. II l In evidence that \Vllll.ini and Francis JiHeph had n smacking time at Abharln. Whether during the emulation their Imperial highnesses .slipped their hands In the direc tion of Ihe masked battery , a la Kentucky , the dispatches arc discreetly silent. The president's rlglil fool nnd nnklo are snld lo be double their normal sbe. The Inflation Is charged up to rheumatism , bill ( the sllvrrlles assert the gold bugs have done tome efiectlvt ! pulling uf that nietnliiT Intel } I'roni all account H II Is evident the soreness Is not conllncd lo Hie president's log Hugh I'real , n lushing patriot of 101 years , appinred before n New York courl Hie other day wllh n. copious Jng on his person. "You have been Indulging quite freely , " observed Hie courl , addressing the patriot "You're 'wny off Judge , " responded Hugh , gnyly. "I'm n patriot , I nm I'm standing up for Manhattan Will } ou Join me. " The court declined the Invitation , bill look $1 on ac count. , The nllorney general of the I'nlted Slnles trusts that they who nre obliged to take Ills mime In vain or otherwise will pronounce It Ol-ncy , with the accent on the first svllable Thu suggestion Is made for Hie benefit of applicants for Judicial positions hereabouts. Icsl n lapsus linguae might blight their prospects and give the ills- llnguhdicd Boslonlan cxqulsllo pain In Ihe corporal Ion Amelia C Walle , president of the Mary Washington Memorial association , in n cir cular lo Ihe women of this country nsks for $ J5 000 to complete , by paying for. and to en- clu c und maintain Ihe line monument nl Ihe home of Mnry Washington , near rioderlcks- burg , Va , and makes the point that If every woman in this countr.v bcirtng the name of Mury should contribute 10 or 25 cents the needed fund could reudll ) bo provided. Tin : tn.ci.i r. oCHAP. . Now York World The action Is highly cteditable lo him Not ninnj men would have been so unselfish And } cl Mr. Crisp ma } console himself wllh the icllccllon thai there Is less real distinction now than formerly In being a member of the Untied Slates senate. Courier-Journal It Is certain ! } not an ad vance In honor to bo trunsfencd from the present house to the present senate , and , aside from that , no member of the senate occupies a position of such Importance as llml which Mr. Crisp holds. He Is nn ad mirable speaker , and much ns the senate needs Kiich men ns he , Mi Crlbp can beef of moio service where he Is. Chicago Post Mr Crisp has done a wise thing for himself and n loval thing to the democratic paity In declining Ihe unsought senatorial appointment in the senate all his briskness , enetgv , quick Intelligence and combativcness would be lost He would Mice umb to the environment which has Mlled Ihe acllvlly of cleverer men than he We should hear no more of him worth hearing Washington News Mr. Crlbp'b conception of his duly lo Ihe people and to the demo cratic part } Is clear and correct Ho will stick lo bib post as speaker until Ihe legis lative pledges of the democratic party have been redeemed. He will not desert the Held of bitllc until the victory Is won This course Is not only the proper , but the cour ageous one. Us adoption will commend Mr. Crisp nnew to Ihe consideration of his party and his countr } . SI Paul Pioneer Pi ess When Mi. Crisp declines lo be made senalor from Georgia , it probably Indicates something of the esti mation In which membctshlp In that body is coming lo bo held by jonng , active nml ambitious men. The senate Is a comforta ble retreal for a middle-aged man , who ma } take life veij cosily there. U is a good club for Ihe wealthy , and n most desirable btntlon from which Iho lepresenlallvo of nny vested Inlercst may watch the piogiets of affairs that concern him. . Hut ns a field for the display of ability and Ihe exhibition of statesmanship , R 1ms obviously declined. , JI.S1 .SO. Brooklyn Life : Clo ek-lgli-It gives me Kteat pleasine to offer > ou this clem. Jones Uient Scott ! Is It Ihat bad/ Someivllle .Tommil : Time Is money , of coui e. Doesn't the police' comt Justice nay neirly evety clay ; "Ten clolhua or ten d.i } sV Boslon Tianscilpl : Llllle Johnny ( looking up from bin book ) Pa , what Is n besom of clesliucllon ' Pa ( who IH adJiiHllng a col- lat-A machine they use In Inundile.s , Johnny. Puck : Howson Loll Tnlk of horses ! A blccle Is Ihe thing. Why , I've ridden one foi two } enr , nnd It hasn't cost me a cent , even for lepaliH. Ion Mower ( Inqulilng as to the make ) Whose ? How son Lott Well , to loll ihe Uulh , It's my brothei-ln- Iavv'.s ! TruthLongshot Do you consider hoise- Hhoes an emblem ot luck ? Pla-et Yes , when Ihey ate on Ihu win ning horse. InillaimpollH .Toiniml. "Hf u boy only growed In proportion lo his appetite , " ob- ferved old Mi. HJacks , as lie watched Ids H-vear-old son mowing away his Mippcr ; "ef a boy only growed In ptoportlon to his appetite- , what a mighty ince of glanls would be reaied In Ibis coimlry. " Hallo : "Did } ou know Ihat Ihe disciples plnved poket I "How do joti make tlmt out ? " "Doesn't the good book Bay : 'And Peler came to pass ? ' " Manchesler Guardian' A woman was Kummoned befoiu a nmglstiiUe In Scotland for Hlanderlng her nolghboi. She was lined a guinea or foui teen clays' linprlsonmenl. Sim paid her line and then nsked the court If a WOIH4IJ risked Inipilsanment for think ing. "Certainly not , " said the' magistrate. "Very well , then , " screamed the lady , "I think Just the sume about her character yet ! " A ROUNDER ROUNDRD UP. Toledo lllule "I vvns nil nlono lasl night , " she said , "Kiom eight o'clock until eleven ; " On which the Boclety loundcr , Ned , Who IIRH nol sense enough for leaven , Remarked , "How can } ou nay so , since I sat with > ou from eight till nine ? " The lady did not Binllo or wince , But gared with look fat-oft benign , And quavet of the neither lid. Which oflen marked the sprightly dame , And ald : "What odds ? Although you did , I sat hero all alone the Hame/ ' NllOltTtilOllJ KltyjUtH , Journal A roosler files up on thu fence , Just hear him trow ! TIl.s satisfaction Is Immense , HlH Helf-posHesslon Is Intense ; Ilia lusly lungs give evidence That this Is so. Another rooster necs him there , And heara him crow. With Dapping wings ho cleaves the nlr. The fence-top Is too small to share , And so they Unlit , and acrulch , nnd tear , Till down they go So 'Us In life. When any inun ( ielH eminent. Some Jealous rival tried to plan Some wny to down him , If ho can ; And If ho Just upsets the pan , Ho feels content. Take no Substitute for vr r It is Absolutely. Pure , 'All ' others contain alum or ammonia. urn i > i H/// > or M r/ : , Cun rtlliIlio Ithtnd > rlii Antoni , I lii'iiiM'lvrK in llo t I ln-y Mil ) i WASIllNUTO.V. A | > ri ! -Special ( Tolc gnni lo Tlip Her ) It transpires Into to nlghf tlitil Ilio rcpubllcim members have de turnilnocl not tu vote titit tu remain cllcn when tliulr mimes nre railed on Mr Hlnnd'n motion tu PUSH tlio ! elgiilor.tge lilH. Hi" preMl ilont'H objections tu tin * contrary llotwlth standing. Should this determination be cnr rind out. tin- silver democrat * , vvllh the li of sucli republican Mlvcr men ns Mr Hoed could tint conlrol , would eitsll } hive the ncrcxo try ivvylhlrdR in curry the lilll oxur the vclo. mil the null fcllvcr democrats , as soon an the } Hhall eonu lo understand the mope of this program will Ilkol } nliriupt to dcfont II by refusing Ihcnifelves let \oto In order to break n < | tie nun I'mlcr such c'rctiinHtnneco ' It uoiilil be Impossible for the Hllvur men to Berlin1 a ( | iioruin , ninl mi ahJcluloly Inlnniln li'e deal lock would follow Mr Heed , of course. In tend * to use the situation to forcu the adop tion of Ids method of eonntliiK n quotum The slluatlon Is anonuiloui and will no dotih lead to the Inlcnxiricnllnn of cxlsllng bitter ness , ( he oiilenmc of which It Is Impossible nt this lime lo forecast. ( ON t itAt- t s rnu HI IM-I.I r.s. Itrtltli lions \\lilili Iliitu linn I'liuri Arouiul Thrill h } C'oiierron. WASIIINdTON. April ,1 The net of con- Hie-- " , nppioved Jununiv " 7 , 1S1I , relating to rontiacls for supplies In the deport- nient.s at Washington , In becoming a "ourca of RICH ! emb u lapsinctil to many of the KOV- i rninent olllclals The aet lequlres that nl pinolwes or eontiacts entered Into by the goveinmenl wliethci at the seal of gov- eminent or cl ewluie simll be lj ) advertis ing ptopowalx , except whelo the emergency it | lllrcs Ininiedlate dellver > As the act pas od the house , It contained woids In- dlcallng the ehiiiacter of puidiases found 10 lie aneiieii incri'iij , to wu Tile onunai > contingent and nili < ci > llancoim articles lined bv Die iliii.ii tinents In WitHhlnglon 01 sup plies furnished li > the dcpailnicnls to theli agencies elsewhere , lull as II beiamc a law all \\oids Indicating the oilglnal pur pose of the aetere stilrken out. leaving the Implication that It should apply to nil puihii"cs Whoio lontrncts au > made for supplies not to be u ed In WashlliBton , the caitvlng out of the act H mild to be alto- Kctlici Impiactlfiihle I'or Instance. In the pinthase of fitinltuie for the hundred 01 mote public buildings now In course of etoitlon , the iitoptis.ils must come toVnsh - liiKton and be pished upon b > one ot the assistant Hecretailes of the Tteasui } and Intel lei ck'paitmontH. und one of the as- Hlstiint postm istei genet als , who , undei the net , me to compose the bo.nd The act will affect the putehaso of all supplies and Htoics foi life Having Htatlonn. mipplles .mil Htcitcs foi ship vntdH , nil supplies for the lighthouse HCI v lee foi the coast and goodc-dle stnvev und mam olhei This work alone. It Is wild , would OLi'up ) the entlie time of Inc.lib experts If the law Is not piompll } amended , all of the pio- posils iec lived aftti due acHei tlsmeiit will RO foi nolhliih' , and a icadxeitlsliiR , with ItH accomp m > lMR expense , would be neces- saii In the meantime Impoitaut woiUs will be Htopped and the contiactois .suffer losses. The Fpcri'tatv of the Ireasuis , when tliu matei was called to his attention , took Im mediate steps to hao the law amended ho as to bihiB It within piactleal limits. \\i 1,1 , MAKI : A Miuitr : now. Noiiiliialliiii "f it roHtimiHler for rioinlie-t .1 Ilriuixinlle Spill. WASHINGTON . Apt 11 S-Special ( Tole- Biam to The Ilee. ) The nomination of Ir S. S. Turner to be postmaster at Vankton , S. D , IH cleuib a black eye for the demo cratic state organization. I3\ciy member of the committee fiom Chulrmanaid down had endorsed O'Hileii , the bccietary of the committee , foi the phic o. No one heems to know exactb whcie Dr. Turner Rot his "pull , " but It Is belle\ed that Nation il fommltteemanVoods was the powei behind the throne. Tuinei's appoint ment , It Is said , will create a mprry old row .nnoiiR me democratic ! bretHren In YaiiUon At one time O'ltrlen stood a Kooil cliunci foi the place , but chaises weie lodged iiRalnst him. and tbat settled bis cae with the postmaster Ktneial und the pn.sldi.nl \V 1 ! Oood was today appointed post- m.iHtoi at Hiilka. Loup county , Neb , \lcc 1'iaiilc Uutka , leslgnocl Cuoifju M Swain ot Iowa , recently dioppcd from the rolls of the Interior clc- partni'lit , was today lelnsjated. AVISTIHX : : r.lst of Vvtornim of the late AV. r Ito- inoinborccl by Ilio ( irncrul Ooternnient. WASHINGTON , April 3 ( Special Tele gram to The Ilee. ) Pensions gianted , issue of Alaich 21eie : NubraKka : Original Jet omo Ilatlen , Kearney , Huffalo ; Mlcluiol Murphy , Spniilcl- Intr , Clreely. Inciense Ilnirlson McClena- nan , Thambeis , Holt. OilKlnal widows , etc ! . rianc.es 1 } Hill , Tectimseh , Johnson. Iowa : OilKlnal James MuMuhon , Coles- ttiiKh , Delawaie , John Kelley Tumbleson , Ulppe > , Greene. Increabe lllon Raftcrty , Oilnnell , I'oweShlck. Helssne George vf. Wilson ( deceaHccl ) , Keokuk , Iee. Original \\ldowM , etc. Maria 13. Hlx , I'ort Madison , Leo ; Mary J. Wilson , Keokuk , Lee. Mex- ipun war wldowh Muiy U. Kennedy , IJes Molnei , Polk. South Dnkotu : Inciense John I'lllchard , Wasley , Koullc. Colorado : Ollglnal Charles J. Henry , Denver , Aiapahoe ; John Hnnralty , Denver , Aiapaluje. ItulHril to n Higher Clans WASHINGTON. April n. So\cnlcen foui Ih-class poslofllc-cs have been lalsed to ihe piesldenllal class to take effect April 1. The list , with the now salary of. each post master , Is as follows : Chicago Heights , I" $1 ft" . Akron nml Nroln. fn ) .0X ( ' " It. t nlontown. Kj , | IPOO , Now Alii- tli id nii'lnndalln , Mo. , Jl.OOO Cnch , 1 i iw f1' N V * ' luoCoritlnff. . " . . i. ' , iiiV7l ! > ri11' ln ; < lt Until * ' n < l l ushorf , in , II wm Pm | , , ( AUn. | Tex. , $1,000. riH.nu.u. I-KM.TV itr.\v.\ittii ; > . and I'tinilriimlloiM tlililn ill i. WASHINGTON . Apill .1 The presl.lepl today ncnt the follow ln nomination * to Hie Treat-iny DrparllnonlJohn H Mrawley nf rcnnx ) Kiuiiu ( | ) c Mi | timt teRlstor ol the ireasur.x , tleornc A. Howard of Ten IPSSLP , auditor of the treasurj for th < 1'ostolllee depirtlnenl Navy Dcpai Itncnt1'axscd Asulstnnt Kn Klnter James II I'orry , ddef engineer. I'oslinnsiers-Iohn U Hlostberrv , Lend- iinni tt.V."rKC ' ' .Howard , Neoln. tiu I' Winteisteln. Akton. InVcs ; 1 > l"1"1. ' Mo. J hn W ' f < \IIJ5'llnff \ ( ' iiiT..mi nominations . . , were con senate In p\ectltl\e Kesslon lodaj llnslKiis Houston KldrcilKc and Iluiry II llt'llt < 1"n" ' ( Junior giadej In the navy . , ! JPK.l"l'ri1 ! "f lll(1 . . ' ' " " 'I ' Oillce.1 o New- bill at 8prliiRil..ld. Mo . Herman \ on I.rtn- Ken , Topeka , Kan. I'oRtmasteis Iowa-William T Hlnirii nl "lookljii. J. A r.-idil of Traer Nebra la- ' . M,0'k ' > row , tStanton. P.V C'owdcn lllllll ( > -'harles Hammond nt i i r : t -i : v : ) OKINIIAM. IlliirlltliU ItevldfiitH i\pliiln : lh , > Prxent Slltnitloti on | | n < Movpilto Coml. WASHINGTON , April 3.-H 11 Seal , fulled States consul agent at HhlellelclH , and Samuel Weal , a mere-haul of Hint place , called at Ihe Stnto depailment today to see Secretary Greslmin and explain to him the conditions on the Moxitulto coast which had cau ed them to come to Wash- Inglon as delegales In the Interest of the American icsldents Messrs Seal nnJ Weal lallced with Mr. Grcsham half nn hour. The secietary then was obliged to RO to the capllol. and the Interview was broken off , with Ihe undeistandlng that It shall be resumed tomorrow A lableKiani was addressed toda > by Acting Seeietary McAdoo to Admiral lienham , on board the San Pranclsco nt San I.uelaV I , relieving him of ftnthcr dut > and permitting him to return to the t'nlted State * , elthei from San Lucia dlicct or f i om Colon He has seen his last naval serslee , for he will icllre piolmbly next Tiicidnj The San rrnntlspo Is coallnit at San I.uela , and It Is expected she will remain there until tomorrow night , when she- will sail for Itlucllclds , airtxlng by Monday. .MUMIIIA * D1JHT bTATinillNT. 'llililreii .Millions liu rt-iido Ti < usury Do- piirlincnt Slioulng fur Mun li. WASHINGTON . Apill 3-The regular monthly debt statement shows the cash bilance In the tieastiry on March .11 , 1S9I , to have been ? IJICT,02.r ! , of which JIOO.000,000 was gold icservc. The dec lease In the cash for the month of Match was $1,712- W. The Inleitst denting lit bt Is given a $ l > , ] l.'tIO,93D , nil Ineicase of $9OoSDIO . The certlllcales and treasnij notes offset bj nn eciital amount of cash In the treastny ag gregated JOll.fi.'T.OIO. an Inciease of $1,717,133. The total debt of the United States on Match 21 , IS'll , Is shown to liavo been si i HUT. I (8 ( , n net Incieaso for the month of $ n.8i > ( > i-3 Ol the cash In the treasury $ llfi,2J.lJ2 < was In gold coin and $ GO , J.,61S In gold bats , innKhx ; the lolal gold $17b- liiiOII ' Of the silver In the treasur > $ J65- 807,711 was In dollars. $17,071,207 In snb- sldhity coin , and $127.2J0.207 In bars , making the. total amount In silver JjlO.IOUOS The 4 paper tinrencv amounted to JS7USIliO , aim X deposits In national bank deposlloiles and v > dlsbuislng olllces balances $ lfio,1SDSI , inaklnff > s the total cash In the treasuiy fiJJ,7M,71i. ) s Sietl DUtrllmtlon Tsoiirh l.mli il. WASHINGTON , April 3. The annual ells- Irlbullon of seeds by the Agricultural cle- " partment has been practically completed , though the quotas of several congressmen still icmaln subject to their older. The work was commenced last autumn and about y.000,000 small paper bags of seed lm\e been dlsti United during the scapon. Two-thirds of these formed the qitotn of conglcss , the icmalndci being sent out at the discretion of the depirtmeiit. The amount distributed Is 30 per cent greater than last jcar and each congressman re ceived 3,000 moic bigs of seeds than In no previous year. An avoiago of 100 two- jushel bags % \as sent out dally The ap- iroprlatlon for the present llscal jearua ! 133 , 100. _ _ _ Inml Oniro Declnloii Uphold. WASHINGTON , Apt 11 3. Secretary Smith lias approved the decision of the general and olllco In the swamp land case of Murphy against the Stale of Mlnnesoln. re- iecllng the claim of the statelo lands In be Diiluth , Minn , land dlstrlcl. The St. Paul & Dnluth Hallway company , as gianteo of Iho Btale , icccnlly appealed 'torn Ihe decision und filed elgjit allega- lens of error. / _ TMoniiy Order Onirm. WASHINGTON , April 3. The eslabllsh- ment of 138 money order olllces and 148 > oslal note odlces look effecl jcslc'rday. ; JlRht of the former had postal nota _ _ facilities. Texas gains the largest number of money order olllces. having a total of fourteen , while the slale of Washlnglon vith a total of thirty , has Ihe lumber of postal nole ofllccs. Will III ) oil Hand. WASHINGTON , April 3.-nepresenlallva Wilson will bo on hand lo manage Iho arlff bill when It reaches the house from ho senate , according to Mr. Taisncy , who cached the capital today from Texas. Tlio lairrtH in ikpis mill sollera ot Unc clotlioi on oartli. < * . The first of April , some do say , Is set apart for All-Fool's Day. Poor Robin's Almanac. But as it happened on Sunday , and as wo go to church wo didn't see any but wo did see a whole lot of nicely dressed gentlemen Some tailor-mado clothes , but , most of them were made by our tailors. The styles are very neat and attractive. Have you soon them ? BROWNING , KING & CO. , j $ ( w. Cor.Utli and Douglas Sts.