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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6. 1391. t'UflMBtltitBVKHY MQItNlNO OF Bl'JWIHlTION. , , - , , at Rtm-lnr ) . Onn Year J J J Hurt Sunday. Onif Year " pix MOT I IK , HirciMnnllm , Piin < litv Hrr. On" Ymr f 'nt inl.iy Ui * , Qnt Yrnr , \\rrk1y Iteo , Ono Y < nir Omn'\.i Tlt < ? lli > o ItulMlnu. Twenty-fourth at * . P-nilh Ornnhn , torn r N nm - rvnnil , r.lnfff , Jl l' nrl tre t. riilrnro Ornoi317 e-hnmtHT of fjjnj"1 * rc , , , , . N.-IV York. Itoonn 13. II nn.J 15. TrllHin 1JM * \VnMilrlKton , H07 P MirM , N. W. All fnmmnnlcntlnnn r-lntlnK to nr-wn nn < 1 cd rnrlnl mrtttcr nliouM I * mMrenwl : To the I.'Hloi IHJHINKHH i.nrrKnH. All tm lnoiwi lAtlers nn.l . r mltl nr i "i 'l. n.l.livmwl to The ll 1'nMWilivy for Omilin. Drnftf. cliprhs nn-I poitpniro tw mnilo | mvnl > 1i > to tlm nrr \ , n' " COMTA. ! ' ' . . iTiii.iBHtNQ TIII ; 111:1 ; STATliMKNT OP cTlTcUT7ATIO.V. flmrs" II. Tntchiirk , nccrM.try of Tinl l- < " ' ' ' ' IWilnif rompfiny. hcnlw tlnly Mvnrn. 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Judge ITItchscott still keeps on proddlni ftcpresentativo Ross and crowing over hi rcmarliablo decision In the Louisiana letter ; idvcrtlslnc case. The library board Ins lilrcd an engineer t run the hentlng apparatus In the now tiulld Ing. AVhat an rnglnecr Is to Jo nl this tlm of year with .1 heating apparatus p.isse : omprohcnslon. Emperor William's physicians expect hi : heek to heal within three days. The re : upcratlvo capacity of this facial niPir.be vould be a fine recommendation us a boo ] igent should the emperor at any time k'S' ' its present position. It Is fortunate for Congressman Mercc lhat woman suffrage does not prevail li Nebraska. If It did he would- not be abli lo muster a single female vote for constabli or assessor after treating the Omaha glrli In this shameful manner. Oregon deserves congratulations upon on' ' Important achievement It la assured o being relieved of Ponnoyer- governor a Uio expiration of bis present term. It Is t bo hoped that It will not bo afflicted will him In any other capacity. No one can have a case of beer dollverec at hfs house now without displaying lili marriage license In a conspicuous place foi the benefit of our Intelligent , detectives Married people only are permittedto drlnl beer under the new dispensation. Not oven the great Derby can Induce tin IIouso of Commons to adjourn over for thi day. But If a majority quorum were : needed the house would haveto be con vened at the side of the race track. Th ( Commons ore no less human than our con grcssmen. Secretary Carlisle says that there ! s n ( foundation to the report that lie ! s taklnj stops looking toward another bond Isouo Wo may accept his denial , but If he has no * taken such steps the outlook Is that he can not delay them very much longer unles : congress comes to his rescue. England Is endeavoring to raise the torn of Its newspapers by urging them to exclude objectionable matter from their columns We wore under the Impression that forolgi : visitors to the United States usually accr.scc American newspapers of being the enly of fenders In the world In this line. With a sprinkling of French enthusiasm the reception of the odlccrs of the Chicago at London could easily bo made a repetition of the fetes on occasion of the recent visll of the Russian squadron nt Toulon. Sc much ado has not been made by a forclgr power over the American navy In manj a year. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The public school teachers have a brlel respite to Indulge their hopes of ro-olectlor and promotion. In the meanwhile the wire pulling goes merrily on. It there Is one thing that our public schools need more tliar another It Is a rational system of civil serv ice that will Include every member of the teaching force. A Chicago newspaper makes mention ol the Investigation of the electrolysis of watci mains and gas pipes In progress In this cltj and urges the Chicago city ofllclals tc profit by the results accomplished by the Omaha council committee. The Chlcagt newspaper Is evidently laboring under t grave misapprehension of the facts. Whal our council committee succeeds In learning about electrolysis won't hurt any ono Ir the Immediate vicinity , much less In Chicago Chicago ofllclals will do well to devise theli own remedy for the trouble. The Commercial club has chartered c train and will , Juno 14 , start on a tour ol the loading towns of the South Plattc country. The object of the expedition Is tc npprlso Uio merchants and uhlppcrs of thai Eoctlon ot the advantages offered by the jobbers , wholesale houses nnd stock market of Omaha. The club will make the fact known that It Is to the pecuniary profit ol all Nebraska dealers to patronize Omaha houses , If the club were not confident ' " ' * * " 'lhat such showing can bo made , of course the proposed cxeurilons would not bo In augurated.Vhon country dealers receive the poaltlvo assurance that money can bo made by patronizing Omaha no further In- Uucement will bo necessary to retain their trade. This city lias for years maintained trade relations with the territory mentioned , but our merchants are not getting the lion's haro. to which they ore eminently en titled and which once secured can be easily retained. nKKtrx sir.VKit TALK. HASTINOS , Neb. , June 4. To the Edit of The Hee : Ate you not fully aware th Herd's allvpr talk Is the merest politic tlftp-frap. utterances to mislead Uio re friend * of silver ? "I.o'JBt } , ntnTOwn , Cannon nnd ntlior repu llcan Irnders4n favur of n freer use ot si ver. " How free ? Just enough to deed' and mislead , "A great deal of significance , " In M Herd's mystified sliver talk. For ( iod'il sake don't allow those shad Rhrouded , inystorlou-t statements on quo tUns of moiuy to llnd thplr way Into yoi otherwise Independent republican paper. If All * . Heed or nny otlior man favors nl vcr let him say how much he c n nlnn just what he will do and "where he Is ai on this great plain Issue. Why , lit Ihn iinnm of reason linn there n always been n strong , well defined "sent mcnt and liberal policy toward silver" t the part of republicans ? Strange , Indeed , tjmt MrT Heed has con at this 111111. to "make a study of tha sllvi question from the standpoint of the mine ; nnd western mumbers , " nnd "to have ma tcrcd the Intricate question , " which com me people have always fully understood. 1 the tlmo the campaign Is fully on Mr. Ilci and his followers will know ns much aboi finance nn other people. No doubt tin will try to pass for membern of the grci plain ptoplc. W. . WIU.OUOIII1Y. Mr. Wllloughby has utruck the nail on 11 head. Mr. Heed's plan for restoring sllvi Is mere palaver to befog the gulllblcs. M Heed's silver scheme Is very much like tl squatter sovereignty doctrine by whlc Stephen A. Douglas nought to exclude sla' cry from Kansas and Nebraska. Dough Insisted that the proper way of fencing 01 the southern task musters was by ui friendly legislation. He Insisted that tl territories had n right lo impose a high lc on chattels whether they wcro mules , hors < or negroes , and he felt sure that no negro < would bo Imported Into a territory that in posed heavy taxes on that class of chattel The free soil opponents of Douglas vet correctly denounced the squatter Rovcrclgnl doctrine as a 'poor makeshift and Inslstc that congress had n right to exclude slaver from the territories In the organic act ju : as the people of the territories had a rlgl to exclude It In their constitutions. Mr. Heed wants to force England an Germany Into bimetallism by taxing all In ports from those countries so high as I practically exclude them. That means a embargo which would Inevitably lead I retaliation. England nnd Germany woul simply follow up the embargo against the ! warps and products by an embargo again : American grain. Hour , cattle and cottoi They would probably manage to get alon without these American staples for a yer or. two , If not longer , and draw on us fc our gold balances to meet the Interest du from Americans to their capitalists. Mcar time they would stimulate grain and cattl raising In Hussla and South America an cotton culture in Africa and Asia. The only way to get an Intcrnatlom agreement on a ratio for silver and II restoration as a money metal must be b voluntary co-operation. If that cannot t brought about wo must curtail silver produi tlon and ralso the ratio to the commcrclt level. Theio Is no doubt that It would b very desirable , and advantageous to restot the double standard , but that cannot t done under present conditions by boycott : embargoes or 16 to 1 free coinage. OXF. NBRD11D MUXWIPAL When the ofllco of city comptroller w.i created by charter enactment It was pr < sumcd that the comptroller would bo In p < sltlon to audit every voucher and every Itei of expense , whether for service or suppltc : and have n check upon unauthorized CJ pcndltures and excessive charges and claim : It appears , however , that almost from th outset several of .the municipal department have been conducted entirely Independer of the comptroller. They have Incurred es ponses at their own pleasure , passed upo claims and vouchers , and Increased or cu the pay roll at their own pleasure. Th only document submitted to the comptrolle Is a list of amounts allowed to each claim ant , with a view to having these Items Ir corporatcd Into the monthly approprlatlo ordinance. The Board of Fire and Police Commit sloners , the park commission and the publl library board do their' own auditing , an the comptroller has t\o , means of checkln up or ascertaining whether the claims fc supplies or materials are just and leg ; and come within the limitations fixed by th charter for each of the various funds. Th mayor and council are required by the chai t6r to appropriate the funds necessary to each and every department of the city gov eminent. How can they perform this dut Intelligently so long as they have no mean of knowing whether the amounts to be ar proprlated represent legitimate claims ? WJi should they bo required to vote a dollar ou of the treasury without being certified to b the comptroller as properly audited and cot rect ? There Is no moro reason why the par : commission or the' fire and police commie sion should bo exempt from the suporvlsloi ot the comptroller than Is the Board o Public Works or the Board of Health. Th comptroller should , by all means , have ; check upon every appropriation , and no ap proprlatlon should be voted by the mayo and council until after the vouchers hav gene through the hands of the comptrolle and have received his approval. This Is th only way to keep u proper check upon mu nlclpal expenditures. In the best rcgulatei cities the expenditures Incurred by the Bean of education are also required to pass th ordeal of the comptroller's approval befor warrants arc Issued to pay them. There I no reason why the same system of chccklni should not be adopted for Omaha , The clt ; treasurer Is cx-ofllclo tha treasurer of th school board. Every dollar of the schoo fund Is disbursed by hlm.Why should no the vouchers of the school board pas through the hands of the comptroller , so ate to enable him to check up with tlio treasure on the school fund warrants ? Such a checl Is Imperatively needed to prevent Irregu larltles and Imposition as well as unlawfu appropriations. The only safe way for trans acting the business ot a city Is to onforo strict business methods upon all the do partmcnts , and leave no room for Jobs , de falcatlons and misuse of public funds. S.lVlXaS JUKKS AXD IKCOMK TJX Hoforrlng to the Income tax In his speed on the tariff bill Senator Sherman said : "Th Idea of taxing a. savings bank by the congress gross ot the United States Is enough t make my blood boll. U Is a tax upon th savings of the poor , and you propose to ta : thorn 10 , 20 , 30 or 40 'cents on their smal savings , through corporations In which the ; have Invested their earnings. A corporatloi has no feeling , and It of course takes carte to deduct this tax from the dividends of th Jopoallors , I was going to say for God' ; sake , I will say for the sake of humanity Jo not attempt to tax corporations who ar tbo custodians , the depositories of the pee tnd of tha ordinarily reasonably Independcn persons. " This earnest protest of the Ohli senator against ono feature of the propose * Income tax will be appreciated at least b ] the millions of savings banks depositor : throughout the country , whose Incomes fron their deposit * would be rednced under th tax. tax.At the mass meeting In New York Cll last week to protect ngaln&t the Income t.i provision of the pending bill the president < the largest paving * bank In that city e : plained how the tax would operate upon tlio : Institutions , lla said that In the 125 bant In the state of New York there were o January 1 last nearly 1,000,000 open account representing one quarter of the entire popi l.ttlon of the state , nnd the aggregal deposits were $617,000,000 , the average i each deposit being $390.60 , proving that the : Institutions nro essentially the places of d < posit of the working classes or plain peopli The proposed law exempts the Indlvldtu man It his Income Is $1,000 a year or lesi so that ho may bo worth and have n caplt : of $100,000 Invested which produces $4OC Income n year nnd still he will not bu askc to pay one cent ot this ta'x , but the man c woman who hai a deposit In a savings ban will bo required to pay 2 per cent on Us Ir come , no matter how small his or her cat Ital may be. The average deposit to cac open account In the savings banks of Nc1 York City on January 1 last was $411 , bt there are many deposits which the bill wl ta\ that are much smaller. In a very larg majority ot cases these deposits rcprcscr the only capital of the depositors. They nt the savings ot people who have tolled an denied themselves for years that they mlgt : have something ahead for the "rainy day , something to keep the wolf from the door I times like the present or In case ot nlckncs : nnd It Is proposed by the congress of till gicat country to tax these savings ot th wage workers. What Is true , of the cffec of the proposed law in New York opilllcs t savings Institutions In every portion ot th country which are the depositories chlefl of the small savings of the people. The to : It Is true , would not reach directly the It ; comes from thcso deposits , but cvcrybod knows that the banks would protect them selves and that ultimately 'tho 'depositor ' would pay the tax. The wrong and Injustice ot n tax that woul reach the Incomes from the deposits in sav Ings banks cannot bo too strongly empho sized , but It Is not probable that the argu mcnts and protests against this contem plated wrong to the poor whose only capita Is their small accumulations In these Instl tutlons will have any weight with the me In congress who are determined to have a Income tax , no matter how unjust It may b In its operation and regardless of the fac that It Is wholly unnecessary. IN THE MTERKSTOF UtWGATlON. The effort ot western members of con gress whoso constituencies are Interested Ii Irrigation to unite upon some , arrangemen for furthering legislation relating to th reclamation of the arid lands of the west 1 to be commended. It Is the first attcmp that has been made by representatives liav Ing arid lands In their states to agrco upoi a uniform course of procedure , and If th movement Is successful , as there Is reasoi to hope It will be , It can hardly fail to b productive of good results. According I report the majority of those interested litho the question approve the bill of Senate Carey ot Wyoming , which passed the sen ate , and this , It Is thought , will probabl ; form the groundwork of the measure to b agreed upon. It Is stated that one amend mcnt under consideration is to authorlzi military ofllccrs to moke the prellmlnor ; surveys , so ns to exempt the governmen from any expanse Involved In the first 1m portant step toward a national system o Irrigation. The house \vilj bo asked to se asldo at least two days for debate on Irrlga tlon , the hope being to thereby arouse tin attention of congress to the Importance o the question , and perhaps secure favorabli legislation at the next session. As reported In The Bee of Sunday , Repre sentatlvo Sweet of Idaho has -a bill whicl provides for a survey of certain portions o the arid region In that state , together will the water , supply of that section , the survej to bo made under the direction of the Wai department. The Idea of this measure Is ti supply congress with Information as to hov much It will cost to reclaim certain tracti and the extent to which homes might bi provided for the people. The plan contem plated Is that the government shall pursui the same course In regard to Irrigation tha1 It does In river and harbor Improvements that Is , reclaim the land In tracts .of varlou : sizes , to be disposed of to settlers as rapldlj as reclaimed. It is urged that by till : method the government would not bo callec upon to expend n very largo sum of monej before the returns from the sale of lain would be coming into the treasury. It pro poses a national' ' system of Irrigation , undei which the government will reclaim tlio lani and sell It to the homo seeker at what li costs to reclaim It , giving him a tltlo to thi water , as well as to the land , and event ually transferring the control of the watei to the state. Ono argument In favor of this plan Is that It would make It Impossible tc build up n system -amounting virtually tc that of landlord and tenant In the greal arid regions of the west , The advocates ot this plan present some very good arguments In Us support , bul U Is doubtful whether they will bo fount sufficiently weighty to overcome the" objec tions of those who bellove that It Is no par ! ot the business of the general government to undertake the task of reclaiming the arid region. The proposed plan Is doubtless practicable , though the process would neces sarily , bo slow , but the strong point of op position will bo made to devolving. , the re sponsibility ot this enormous work upon the general government. Tlio representatives ot other sections ot tha country , it Is to be apprehended , will not easily bo. Induced tc take the same view of the matter that those of tbo west generally do. It Is well , however - over , that western representatives are con sidering the question , for It Is ono of In creasing Importance from year to year. The failure of the commission appointed by the German government to consider the currency question , with particular reference to silver , to reach any decision , will bo dis appointing to those who had hoped for a result that would bo favorable to the cause of bimetallism. The appointment of tha commission was duo to the agitation In Ger many In favor of silver , and a majority ol Its members wore advocates of bimetallism. In thus constituting the commission It was Inferred that It was In deference to a ten dency on the part ot the emperor favorable to > the bimetallic policy , though moro prob ably the Intention ot the government waste to glvo the advocates ot that policy the fullest' possible opportunity to obtain a hearing for their views. At any rate a concession was made to them , and this fact makes all the more disappointing the fail ure of tha commission to arriveat any de cision. There can bo but one conclusion frcm this result , and that la that the weight ot testimony was against any departure by Germany from the axlstlng monetary sys tem , satisfaction with which was expressed by Chancellor Caprlvl during the iculon of the International monetary conference ft Brussels , and adherence to which was urgoi by the recent meeting of German banker : nt Berlin. The gdct will doubllcsH bo ti rtiluco Iho nBltatimf , for bimetallism In Gcr many , and It may ilso cause an abatcmcn of It In Kngl.mil. Both Bryan nnd Morton have made theli pilgrimages to Monllcello. the former homi of Thomas JeffMo'tr and the shrlno of Jet fersonlan ( ] oniodrna > J , and have given ear t < the oracle that jUsj > enies the pure nnd tin adulterated democratic doctrine from tha sacred spot. llo i sapping their wisdom fron the same kotirceltdey might bo oxpecte.l to b < In perfect harmony on every Important lopli ot the day. But.nl al This Is not the case The Montlccllo firnclo must resemble hei Delphian sister In her ability to Rive fortl prophesies that can be interpreted to fit tin occasion. To Bryan she says free ullvci' nm tnrlff reform ; to Morton she nays fieo trnd ( nnd the single gold standard. It P'W Jet- ferson wcro only alive once moro he woult not know where he stood. The testimony mode public by ths senate bribery Investigating committee Is sub stantially the same that was sent out bj the Washington correspondents to theli respective papers on the very day that the witnesses were examined. This ithows what effect the persistence In secret hear ings has had. Everything that transpired within closed doors' has been spccdll ) mada luiovsn to tlioso on the outside. II will bo next In order to appoint n com mittee to investigate In star chamber how the leaks have occurred , and If Us proceed- Irgs become public before they are officially announced to continue the process ad In- nnltum. This Is the only logical result ol the secret session Investigation. Superintendent Byrnes ot the Now Yorli pollco department discourses learnedly Ir the current North American Hovlew upor the character nnd methods of the men com prising the different Industrial armies thai are marching upon Washington. Mr , Byrnes Informs his readers that "tho Kellj branch of the army , 1,200 In number. Is moving through Indiana. " The most cursory peruser ot the dally newspapers would be bettor acquainted with the facts than this , Mr. Byrnes Is evidently writing without any personal knowledge of- the character and methods of the men whatever. He should confine his magazine articles to subject ! about which he happens to know something , What becomes of the beautiful plan of the Board of Education for an Insurance fund 11 that plan Is to bo suspended every tlmo an Insurance agent Importunes the board for a renewal of expiring Insurance ? The reason why the board decided to become Its own In surer was that It was convinced that it would save the taxpayers money by the op eration. If this | s true It Is making an unjustifiable - justifiable expenditure of the taxpayers' ' money when It kcp on handing over pre miums to the Insurance'companies. . The In surance fund system Is either a good thing 01 a bad thing. If It Is a good thing the people of Omaha ought to have the benefit of It. NoWYorlt Recorder. The democraqy ratio 16 of Idiocy to 1 of common senoo. Ills Lot Ix'o . ! t .Happy Ono. Washington Star. The lot of th < ? 7 artificial rain maker In the west Is a hard one. He is Invarlab'y blamed for the i cloud-bursts rind given no credit whatever for the showers. Tnlkinff'Througli Ilia Tlio. Now"York Sun. Retire ? William Jennings Bryan retire ! The Boy Orator of the Platte shut up ? Not If he writes 3,000,000 letters of declina tion. Not while there are Icicles upon the blizzard's beard. Not until the wolf Is howlless and. the bald brow of Shasta Is thatched with comets. Not while tn : Talking Hat hangs lovingly upon Bryan's lips. Political Sincerity With a String. Kansas Cits- Times diem. ) . When Representative Bryan of Nebraska announced his purpose to withdraw from congressional life for the reason that ha couldn't agree with the financial views of the president , the heroism of his action was discounted In a manner by the memory that his district Is republican and that this Is not a goodyear tor democrats in that kind of district , however , able and popular they may be. CAKMKU JIKFEROTIOX8 , Kansas City Star : The testimony of Sec retary Carlisle before the sugar scandal In vestigating committee , made public today , ought to convince any one , not before con vinced , that the charges against him were merely political fakes without even a thread of fact on which to depend. Chicago Mall : Senator McPhcrson Is en titled to sympathy. Ho admits that ho bought 1.000 shares of Sugar trust stock whllo the tariff on sugar was under consid eration In the committee of which he was a member , but ho explains that he bought the stock "unintentionally , " although on tele graphic order to his broker In New York. Such unintentionally in largo business af fairs Is pitiable. McPherson needs a guar dian other than his son. Now York World : No effective defense of Secretary Carlisle's connection with the sugar schedule can bo made by pointing out that the clause as ho drafted it differed slightly from the clause as It now stands In the senate bill. This Is mere quibbling. The gravity ot the original charge , the sub stantial truth ot which was confirmed by Mr. Carlisle's testimony , lay In the fact that It placed the secretary ot the treasury and presumably the president In the position of approving the concessions made to the Sugar trust. These concessions were regarded as the most objectionable feature of the sur render forced by the 'conservatives'1 In the senate. If they have administration be hind them the fight for tariff reform may as well bo abandoned. Springfield Republican : This Is a pretty bad light In which Senator McPherson of Now Jersey Is placed by the revelations made before the senate investigating committee. It will be remembered that a month or two months ago , when It was being talked about that members of the fconato finance commit tee wore speculating in tariff-affected stocks while they were revising the tariff , McPherson - son rose In the sonata and admitted that ho had bought suchstocks , but had ordered them all sold when , lt , became evident that pending legislation might affect their valued. Ho Is now forced .t/radinlt that ho simply transferred these stgcka to his son. Ho thus appears not only Jo Jiavo been engaged all the tlmo In speculating for the prollts to be gotten out of legislation over whoso course hU official station' KIXVO him largo Influence , but to have sought ! to cover up hla tracks In the meanest kind , pf > a way by nn appear ance ot great frankness In relating a half- truth which was eyory whit as bad as a de liberate falsehood f Till ! K Pawnee Republican : The silver convcn tlon which Is soon to meet. In Omaha wll be made up of dissatisfied democrats , who set In this meeting their only chance to sll | Into the populist r > nrty without runnluj amuck of tlio Chicago platform. Tobias Tribune. Congressman Bryan otv noiincei one dny that he has quit the demo cratlc party nnd has no further use for nr office. In n dny or two ho calls a big si ! vcr meeting nnd hla friends commence toll Ing every one In sight what n finis govcrnoi or senator "Bllllo" would make. There U moro than one way to skin a cat. Lincoln News : Hon. James K. Boyd Is keeping up n deafening silence over the pro posed free silver split in the democratic party In this state. There nro n great in an ) democrats who nrc keeping their mouth : hermetically scaled , but the clamor wll begin just as eocn ns the shady ones see which branch of the party Is going lo be the largest. Bond County Press : A call has been Is sued by 300 so-called democrats for n free silver convention to meet In Omnha June 21. By mnny It Is regarded ns n shrcwil move of the nntl-ndmlnlstratlon democrat ! nnd Bryan men to keep lit line their waver ing forces , the rank nnd file of democracy having become disgusted with the party nnd are coming over to the populists In Hocks. Callawny Independent : Some of our breth ren bellcvo that In declining to * tand foi ronomlnatlon In the First * district , iwltl : Us several thousand republican majority , Congressman Bryan has Intentions of coinlnc to the populists. Not a bit of It. Bryan has no USD for populists further than tc advance his own selfish Interests. As the Lincoln Herald admits , "when Bryan leaves the democratic party , there won't be a demo crat In U. " The free silver democrats will meet in Omaha , endorse Bryan nnd pass r set of Incoherent silver resolutions , similar tn the silver declaration of the Missouri democratic platform. With mich n declara tion they expect to catch the votes ot popu lists for Bryan later on. But It won'l work. Howolls Journal : A call signed by 2GC Nebraska democrats for n free silver demo cratic conference to bo held In the city ol Omaha on June 21 has been Issued. We believe that the principal object in this pro posed conference Is to kick tip strife In the party and to lead u portion of the party into the Independent camp. We are led tc think that such Is the case by the fact thai many who have signed the call have foi several years been moro Independents than democrats nnd many ot them have been disappointed applicants for federal positions , nnd as soon as they wcro told that they w.ould not bo allowed to feed at the public crib they became hostile to the administra tion. We concede that these gentlemen have a perfect right to meet In any kind ol a conference that they see fit , but wo de sire to let the people know the true motive that prompted them to such action. Thle call means that the fight against the admin- tsthatlon In this stnto Is making an effort for Its final fight. Wo regret that It has como to this ; wo have had more than our share of party quarrel In this state , and we had hoped that at last wo might have a united democracy. Now that the fight Is on let us push the war Into Africa. We believe that the friends of the administra tion and the friends of true democracy ore In the majority In this state , and that they will win the day. Our free coinage friends may go Into the Independent ranks , but that Is where they have been voting for several years : past. Let the fight proceed ; it will accomplish nt least one good that of bring ing some so-called democrats out from under cover. ' 1'OLITIOAK rOTl'UUltKT. St. Paul Phonograph : Congressman Bryan and the Nebraska silver democrats arc booked for'tho populist camp. Crclghton Courier : Nominate a young re publican for representative In this district and he will bo elected by 200 plurality. Da ves County Journal : To our numerous esteemed contemporaries who are singing "Wo are all for Jack MacColl , " wo would simply say this : Keep your cyo on Tom Majors. , Lincoln News : The seven counties com prising the First congressional district gave a republican plurality last fall of 7,919. Per haps these figures "had something to do with Bryan's withdrawal. Table Roelc Argus : Papers throughout the state take very kindly to the suggestion of the Argus that Pawnee cour.ly present the name of C. E. Casey to the state convention for lieutenant governor. Miller Union : The Hon. William J. Bryan , M. C. , has come to the conclusion that he Is not bigger than the democratic party and will try something nearer his size. He thinks of swallowing the pops. Stevens of Furnas will again bo a candi date for state representative on the populist ticket , but Sheridan of Red Willow has not been heard from. His political grave is too deep for his voice to penetrate to the sur face. Kearney Journal : And now Matt Daugh- crty announces himself In the congressional race with his fighting clothes on. When Matt makes this announcement It Is at once realized that there Is to bo a lively chase after a. congressional nomination. Valcntnlo Republican : Hon. M. P. Kln- kald Is very prominently spoken of as n can didate for the nomination of representative of the Sixth district. Should Mr. Kinkald receive the nomination at the hands ot the republicans of this district It simply means Representative Kinkald Instead ot Kom. Cozad Tribune : The free silver demo crats propose to meet early and nominate Bryan for governor. Then the Bryan fol- Idws will all bo good pops for the purpose of controlling the pop conventions for their favorite. It's the old , old dodge , with merely a slight variation anything for office. Nebraska City Press : Congressman Mc- Kclghan , ho ot the rheumatic trouble and the barleycorn remedy , says of Congressman Bryan : "For the past six years we have been close friends personally and politic ally. " This Is reason enough why Mr. Bryan should bo retired. Ho Is In bad com pany , Thurston Republic : Jack MacColl seems to 1)0 getting a little the best of Majors In the contest for the gubernatorial nomination. The designation of Omaha as the place of lioldlng the convention shows this , for Ma- | ors made his flght for Lincoln. Majors may 1)0 able to get' the nomination , but It will sweat lils old hickory shirt to do It , for MacColl's friends are legion. Sidney Telegraph : The question now for republicans of the state of Nebraska to ask themselves Is , what will we do when Tom Majors dies ? . Where will wo find a candl- late for governor ? Tom Is a pretty good Follow , but ho and his hickory shirt are Dliestmits. Will some republican point to a itato convention In the past ten years when Tom Majors was not In line. The Kdiicntlnnnl 0' "ll < 'i > tloM. Indianapolis Journal. A proposition hns been Introduced In the New Yorlt conHtltutlonnl convention to es tablish an educational fiunllllcntlon for tlio niffrnKo by providing1 that no person shall 1)0 permitted to vote who cannot read and ivrlte. There seems to bo a distinct len iency In thnt direction. The people of Maine adopted such an amendment to the : onstltutlon of that state two yeara ago , ind nlmtlnr propositions are pending In the states of California nnd Oregon , with jvery probability that they will be ratified ) y the people. The proposed amendment : o the Oregon constitution also embraces v provision that no person of foreign blrih ( hull bo'permitted to vote until he hit * Ived In the United States five years , nnd ) ecomo a full citizen. These movements n different states show that public uentl- nent Is moving in the direction of a moro ntelllgcnt suffrage. Take no Substitute Royal Baking Powder. It is Absolutely Pure. All others contain alum or ammonia. FAIR , EQUITABLE AND JOS ! Judge Maxwell's Opinion of tbo Mnxiinun Freight Kato DELAY 13 SOUGHT. BY THE RAILROAD ! Knforri-nionl of thu t.iuv .Stnvrtl Off liy Un ry 1,1'Riit I'ornmlHIi' " I'oilcnil Ooiirtu lluvn No .fiirlidlctlcin 111 tlu > .Miitlrr. Judge Maxwell was visited nt his homi IIMP Fremont nnd asked to give his nplnlot of the Nebraska maximum rate low. Illi responses to the questions put were frank deliberate nnd of nroat Interest to tin people. "Have you examined the mnxlmmi freight bill parsed by the List legislature ? ' the judge Avns nskcd. "I had not until the action to enjoin II from being put Into operation was brought , ' ho answered , "The proceeding was so un > usual thnt It cxclto.l my curiosity so that 1 examined the net to ? ce wlmt It contained. ' "From the examination you made do yo\ think the net Is In conflict with any pro vision of the constitution or unjust ? " "I do not , U scorns to mo to bo n vorj moderate , conservative measure ; cvllcnllj Intended In n limited degree to remedy some of the evils from which the people of the state arc suffering. There Is a spirit ol fairness running nil through It that Is com mendable. Thus , It does not apply to new roads built tdncc December ill. 1SS9 , nm ! exempts now roads to be built before Decem ber 31 , li'JS , the reason evidently bclnp thnt n now roml requires time to build up a lucrative business. There Is also provision 'that If the schedule of rates prescribed by this act nre unjust nnd unreasonable , such railroads shall bo exempt therefrom ns here inafter provided. ' Then the act provide * that the company complaining shall brliiR an action before the supreme court ngalnst the suite 'and upon the hearing thereof , II the court should become satisfied that the rates herein prescribed are unjust in so far as they relate to the railroad company bringIng - Ing the action , the court may Issue its order directing the Board of Transportation to r.ils'e Its rates to any sum In the discretion of the board , ' but not to exceed the rates fixed by the railways and In force on the 1st day of January , 1S03. " "Has the federal court any jurisdiction In this case ? " "I am confident than no case has been made or can be made thnt will Justify en joining the enforcement of the law. It Is a fundamental , universal rule of law thnt a court of equity will not grant an Injunction when the ordinary legal tribunals are capa ble of affording sufficient redress. Now , the fifth section of the maximum freight rate act provides that a railway company aggrieved may npply to the supreme court 'and show to the court nil matters pertaining to the management thereof , ' nnd that it Is unjust to reduce rates. Upon this showing the court no doubt would order rates raised to a fair price , but not to exceed tlioso In force December 31 , 1893. Hero Is a plain , speedy and adequate remedy provided In the act Itself. The Injunction suit brought In the federal court looks like a bold attempt to set the law of the state and the people there of at defiance. And so long as great corpora tions hold up the laws and refuse to obey them It sets an example whoso Influence for evil Is felt throughout the length and breadth of the land. The act Is a , law ot this state. It went Into effect August 1 , 1893. It re quired no approval of the State Board of Transportation , and they have nothing to do with It unless rates ) are raised or lowered. The validity ot the act I see no reason to question. It will bo remembered that Gov ernor Crounse , who Is a very capable lawyer , scrutinized the act very carefully before he signed It. In any event the Invalidity ol this act could only be determined by the supreme court of the state , whose decision the federal court is required to follow. A state court of equity would have no Juris diction and the federal court has not a ' shadow of excuse for Jurisdiction. The ac tion is brought by the stockholders against their own employes to prevent them obeying the laws of the state , under which corpora tions are formed. The constitution ot the state constalns stringent provisions against watering stock and to prevent unjust dis crimination , and requires the legislature to correct these and like abuses when they ex ist. This is the common law , but to make assurance doubly sure It was placed In the state constitution. These stockholders In ef fect seek to take the great corporations from under the control ot state laws and declare they aro. not subject to regulation. This will be denied no doubt : but that will be the ef fect If they succeed Instead of being mere servants .of the public they would be come practically masters. It docs not follow that because freight rates are somewhat reduced that railway receipts will be diminished. The probability is they would bo Increased. Every reduction ot passenger rates is followed by an Increase of travel. The same rule Is true to qulto an extent with the reduction ot freight rates. Take the case of shipment of baled hay for instance : The valleys of the I'latte and Rlkhorn are grent meadows , and largo quantities of baled hay are shipped from them , but rates have been so high that but few shipments have been made com pared to whnl would bo If rates were ro- diice < l so that citizens could ship nnd renllxo n profit. No pcmon , I nm confident , wishes la Injure the great corporations. They nro enlltlpil to fair treatment , they have ro- . "lias there not been nnnc.-Msary dulay In brlngliiK this case to n hearing In the fed eral court' " "Theto seems tu hnvr boon great delay , nnd that seems tn be one Rreat object of the railway companies. I think a demurrer to the bill on the ground of w.mt of Jurisdiction of the court , and secoii'l tint tlm bill does not state facts BUtlMciU to ennntUulo a cause of action wnuld have bean sustained nnd tlm notion dismissed. ' ' "Ilnvo not some of the railroads that ap pear In this suit boon constructed slnco De cember 31 , 18 9 ? " "Yes , sir ; nt least three. It Is somewhat strange Hint they should Join In nn notion In which they have no Interest whatever , nnd will not have for five years to come. " ( Jrttliij ; TMInK Itlijlit fur Onro. IiOiifovlllo Courlcr-Jntitnnl. tt | i not often that nn UnulHi nows- Itaper goti nnythhiR straight about affjlrs In the- United StatoH. but the London Htnndiird comes closer the truth than iniiny homo pnpi-w when It says of the new tariff bill Hint "It will be simply n. linliiiu-o between opposing personal Inter- cuts reached under the cumpulHlon of nn outraged mercantile community , anxious to do business unmolested. " Now Yui It lloconlor. The Nebraska llur doesn't pmponi to to nltofiether forgotten. Ho tells of u married c-ouple at Alnswnrlhlin hnvo ha 1 two sets of twins born to tliom In clgh'o n months. He falls to mention the p lit ca of the pnna , which would be nn invaluable bit or Information to nny one Inclined f > bet on Nobraska's standing In the national election ot 1CO. ! Mfo : "Do you know the naluic of an oath ? " "Don't know how It In wld most folks. Judge , but whl me , teckon It's sort of n. second naluro. " Boston Budget : Ho May I kiss this dainty hnml ? She Oh , yes , If It will glvo you nny pleasure. Hut where do I come In ? Galveston News : The good man who at tends to his own business unit supports his family faithfully expects no rewards save a few buttons In the right places. Chicago Record : The Oui-st Here , what do you mean by waking me up three times this morning and telling mt > It In brenkfnst time ? And hire I catch you running awny with thf > sheet ! Hey Well , you see , boss , we've got to git do tablecloth whether you git up or not. Washington Star : "Donr me , " snld the woman who does not shirk an argument , "I'm glad I'm not the wife of a United States senator. " "Why ? " "It would bo BO hnrd to get the last word. " Boston Commercial : It Is all very well to tell a violent man to "keep his temper , " but Is he not better off without It ? " Detroit Tribune : "So she's a failure ns a prlma clonra ? Can't she sing ? " "Oh , yes , but slifIs timid when It comes to a hand- to-hand light. " Tndlnnnpolls Journal : "Those Kentucky democrats makes me tired , " said Wlck- wlro. "Kven If Brecklnrldge succeeds In getting himself dec ted , his usefulness as a congressman Is gone. " "I nm to understiind , then , " remarked Yabsley , "that you argue from the promlsa that a democratic congressman Is capable ! of being useful. " GETTING IN SHAPE. The summer girl Is getting Her summer things In shape , So that no man her beauty Can possibly escape. And when she has them ready , An angel without wings The next thing she'll bi > getting Her shape In summer things. A 1'AlXfUL SH11IT. Bomcrvlllo Journal. ' t' Until a man hns trlcd'to keep - A rigid cnsli account Of personal expenses , he Can't know the full amount Of trouble that a man can have ' Within this mortal life , Or how much harassed he can be By painful mental strife. "Now , what did that ten cents go fort1 * He asks himself , and then HP sets to work at balancing The cursed thing again. He wastes gray mutter In his wild Attempts to come out square , And finally puts In n cent. If the cents he needs "ain't there. " He spends moro time In tracing back A quarter gone astray Than he could buy for fifteen dollars At fifty cents a day. Just as he thinks he has It , he Finds out he's ten cents long , And then his language oftentimes Is vivid , fresh and strong. And so It goes , with varying shndca Of alternate despair And hope , till llnnlly the pnln Gets too Intcnso to bear. And then the little book is closed , And the worn man starts out , To plunge Into extravagance. Without the slightest doubt. Ah ! yes : until a man hns kept A rigid cash account , He's sure to underestimate The aggregate amount Of anguish that a limn can have Within this mortal life ; But , Cucsnr ! If you pity him , You ought to sec his wife ! See That HAT REFERS to our great $10 suit sale biggest .success wo over had it's so genuine real $12.50 $18 $20 suit for $10 beats the best of them Just as good suits as are made , and if you buy one , and it's not satisfactory , or you think you don'i got your money's worth , we'll give your money back. Strangers in the city are urgently requested to call and see us. Ladies' private re ception room always open. Browning , King & Co. , . S. W. Corner 15th and Dollgltitt. .