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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : PRIDAY , SEPTEMBER 7 , 1801. THE OMAHA DAILY BEEr * = r * - I" _ H , JlOSKWATEIt. Editor. i'UiitiKitii ; ) irvniiv MOHNIKO. _ TKllMS OP RUtlSCIUPTtON. nn iwllhom Kumlny ) On Yrar , . . . . . S JlntljII * * etui fiurulnr , On Yenr Six Uontlix , I > * un * Ymr Hnturi1.iv MrIno Yonr ' Dec. Onu Tcnr mHi.i Th * Il " uinB. _ Pnuth OmMin , Corner N nnd TTTrnty-fourtli 8ta Council Illiiffs , 13 Pcml Hlrc-et. riilcir onire , 317 rtmmb r of Commerce. Ncir Vorl : , llo m < 13. tl nml 13. Tilbuno Wntl.lnRton. 1407 P Sllfct , N. W. CORIinHPONDnNCB. All o-immtinlcntlnn rMntlne I" nrirt nnil ffll- toHfll rnatltr ulinuld . nrt'treiwiMl To the Hdltor. iiusiNnsa i.r/rrnr.s. All lju lnp * totters nml rcmllt ncps hnuM 1) * f1flrcji.l to Tlio Iteo I'uVH'lilnis commnj- . Om lm. Drnflx , rliccl < nnil im tomcc oiOcm lo te made | ii > Mp tf > tliff nnlpr of Iliivr ni1i invi Till : HBi : PtltlMRltlNO COMPANY. 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"VVllh 20,000 , votes to spare what object la there In raising a $20,000 boodle fund fur the election of Majors ? TUo Ely Inqulsltlcn has dropped out of public notlc : moro suddenly even than the great railroad ctrilce. The worklngmen arc still waiting for tbe promlsid time when one dollar will buy as much as two dollars did under the republican tariff law. Church Howe Is working very hard for Tom. In tlila Church gives an cxumplo of tha meek Christian spirit In offering his loft check after his right check had been lapped. The whole war between China and Japan has not killed off as many people as were caught In the fatal forest Ares In thla coun try. The declaration ofar seems to have been largely In the nature of a false alarm. HxpUrerVellman may be consoled In his failure to reach the- north pole that every one who made the attempt before him like- wlso failed , while already at least one that made Iho attempt after him lias been equally unsuccessful. Wo haven't heard very recently from the councllmcn who were so anxious to save money for the city by continuing to purchass electric lights from the local electric light ing monopoly at the exorbitant prices ol flyb years ago , The people of Nebraska have not had an ; appreciable cxperlenco with the great smoke hare which Is said to bo befogging ths at mosphere of all the eastern states , but the ) can readily attest the fact that the political horizon Is decidedly hazy. What about a continuation of the count ; road paying next year ? If the county wants to do any paving in the spring It will liavi to have money voted for that purpose. N < money will bo available for paving at tha tinto unless voted at the coming election. The council will visit the state fair In ; Pullmnn car , supplied with illuminated paste boards that will admit them to the pearl ] gates and give them free entrance to thi tent that surrounds the fat woman and three legged calf. What a luxury it Is to ho ai Omaha councilman. The new municipal leagu : will have It ; first campaign experience tills fall. Its attl tudo with reference to candidates for clt ; offices will practically Inform the public o what stuff the Icagu ; Is made. Its futur usefulness will depend upon the honesty o its actions during the next two months. It was nothing unusual for President Clevc laud to go llshlng on Labor day. Plenty o other laborers went upon fishing excursion or upn : other excursions offering pleasures c different kinds. A president who will g fishing on Memorial dny can vry consistent ! do the same thing on every other holiday. How condescending ou the part of Clsverno "Waits ot Colorado to admit that he has mad many grievous mistakes during his term c office , oven though coupled with the contcr tlon that he has acted honestly. If not a wajra wisely. The trcuble is that the rc-ctei tlon ot Governor Walto will glvo no assui anco that he will act any more wisely In ti future. Men are judged by their acts. Tti governor's confession doea not glvo him valid claim to an opportunity to make moi mistakes at the expense of Colorado. Th * committees having In charge tl prop.iratlrns for the reunion of the Army i the Tennessee , which Is to be held In Coui ell Dlulta next month , have their work we under way , and are already assured ol t ! success of tlio meeting , The railroads tmi agreed to make a special rate to those a tending the reunion , a concession that wl da much to swell tha attendance. This r union , which U one of national extent , b longs properly as much to Omaha * as Council niuffg , and the people of bath cltti should co-op ? rate to make U a memorab ono for Us members. An Incident which happened at Joltet II other day indicates a ftsM In which convl labor can be employed without arousing II antagonism of labr organizations. A bank who waa unable to open his safe applied the warden ot tha state prison at that l > la for assistance In accomplishing the obe ] < anil hail a noted safe breaVer , who has bri serving time , deputized la do it. Four hour work left the jcb still unflntihed , but the o erator felt certain that he could get tlu dc open It allowed a little more time the folloi Ine day. It Is qulto apparent that In tli c&sa tha convict did hot take the work o of anr honest laborer's hands. The troul U that J'bs of this kind are not likely turn up moro than once during tha vvlic Una of a cracksman's Imprisonment. womwrow Juit at the moment that President Cleve land took the oath ot office for the second tlrn-3 n sage who professes * to have delved tlia mysteries ot astrology and to have learned the art of reading the future frcm tha stars cast a horoscope of the Incoming administration In order that no one could clurRo that the predictions were made after lha events had occurred. A copy ol this \vondcrlul paper was filed for copyright pur- poic'j ' nt Washlngldi and another sent , so "w ar > told for publication to the editor ot the Arena. It has only now been published , cither because the author feared jwrhaps that the president might he ( srewnrned to avoid some of the Impending evils or be- ciuse. us the editor would have us believe , he preferred to vrrlfy a few if the predic tions by thu actual happenings of history. This "astrological forecast of the adminis tration of President Cleveland" Is a trans parent piece of horoscoplc huiabiiggery. I.Ike the Uelphlc oracle ot onclcnt Grcecs it takes care to make Its statements In the- most general language and sufflc'ently ani- blgUdUs to fit the case whatever might poislbly happen. In the first place It arbi trarily Identifies the moon with the public , with the democratic party and with a rover Cleveland all at one and the same .time The sign I.eo stands for the wealth ot the nation , Uranus represents all sorts cf calami ties , wh leMars gives encouraging portents lor an Improvement of our men-cf-war. In terpreting the relative positions cf all these omens , the Ingenious astrologer secures a number of available prcd'-ctlons. ' He starts out with "cvll tcstltn'ny for the stability and ( endurance cf thn democratic party. " The course of events will be singularly marked with serious and conflicting elements ot un- csrtalnty how idngiilar ! and decisions will be arrived at "sometimes with remarkable cxhlb.tlons of speed and at others with an equally exasperating degree of slowness. " Haw they could bs reached In anj' other way Is difficult of comprehension. To quote still further , "the president's Judgment In many cases will be decidedly at variance with the policy which the publics will expect , " and he will have "a fir more troublesome , annoy ing , disappointing and anxiously vexatious time of It than any president has had since Lincoln. " Notwithstanding all this , how- cvei' , the president personally "will In a measure bo comparatively successful In his general management ot public affairs. " With an emial show cf wisdom we are Informed that there will be an Increase of the na tion's wealth , "but not su much ns U siiould be. " Mr. Cleveland's administration is tb lo marked with success until It Hears Its close , when "the clouds will begin to lower. " The one definite prediction In the whole horoscope Is that "the democratic party will fall to elect Its candidate in 1896 If it places one in the field" candidate for the presidency we arc left to infer. This wonderful paper , In which the editor of the Arena thinks he has discovered an Invaluable treasure , would doubtless never have been given to the publ c did It not point to a" few things that have really taken pises. These have been carefully Itali cized. It is hard to Imagine any course the administration might possibly have pur sued that would not to a certain extent can- form to so vague an outline. No knowledge of astrology Is neccssaiy to hazard suo.h n forecast end the editor cf the Arena hlnisel : confesses that ho had arrived at substan tially the same conclusions on altogether different and Independent assumptions. The astrological humbug must go the way o Jevons" famous theory that traced the orlgli of commercial crises to variations In the spots on the sun. .iA'.v/\M7'/fW HOUXD 10 COMR. South Omaha Is troubled with mossback- Ism Just the same as Omaha has been far yearn , These r.arrow-mlnded and short sighted people do net see farther ahead than their noses. They do not realize that the trend of all population centers Is In the di rection cf municipal expansion and con centration of energy. Every Important commercial center In the world Is endeavorIng - Ing to make Its pwer and influence felt by annexation of cdjacent territory. It ha : been so with London and all the provincial cities of Great Britain. It is so with New York. Chicago , Cleveland , Buffalo and al the other ctles ot any consequence. Al suburban towns find It to their advantagi to merge their corporate interests with tin largo c.tles , of which they are appendages The. small towns cannot borrow money n ; cheaply on municipal bonds or ivul estati as the larger lawns. The email towns an unable to maintain a metropolitan poKci force. They are obliged to content them selves with Inferior flro protection , wretchct engineering and filthy thoroughferes. The ; have no means for maintaining hospitals workhouses and charitable Institutions. Abovi all things , they have no recognition abrcai as members of a great municipality , Thi man from Harlem , Hoboken or I'odunk I never known to hall from his home town but when he Inscribes his name on hotel register or seeks to Introduce hlmsel ' anywhere he always quotes New York a his home. The same thing is true ot th suburbs of all the other big cities. It true as regards South Omaha. When an ; resident of South Omaha goes away frr home ho halls frcm Omaha. The South Omaha mosabacks Insist thn they would rather be a big factor In a smal town Uuin a small factor in a big clt ) That shows how little they appreciate o comprehend the advantages ot the lars cities. The old Homan tcok great pride i his Roman citizenship , because Home rule nil the wcrld. The same la relatively tru of every great capital or metropolis. Th South Omaha mossbacks have paid dear I for their penny whistles , and they wl pay more before they got much older tt w are to Judge the future by the past. Horn of these people actually Imagine that ai negation with Omaha would cut them out ( a federal post office building. There Is r moro chance of Uncle Sam expending $200 000 , or even $50,000 , for a federal build n within three miles of the $1,003.000 bulk Ing In Omaha than there is for the reinov ; of the Douglas county court house to Sout Omaha. There Is only one federal built InK in New York City , including all i suburbs. There Is only ono federal bullc Ing In Chlcag , including every suburba town , and tbe sainu is true of I'hlladelphl ie Cincinnati , Iluffalo , I oulsvllle , Mllwaukc , t Detroit and cities of greater magnitude the Omaha. , _ . Annexation may be deferred for a yej ' or two , but U IB bound lo come to Soul Omaha as a matter of dire necessity wh < , her credit is exhausted and the town ' forced to seek relief from excessive bu , dens and a Uck ot needed public Improv incuts. > r The call for Iho republican county convei ir tlon reminds us that there are several in iris is portant ofllces to ba filled this rear , ai it among thun there arc none moro Importai la than those of the ward and precinct asse In tors. Under our loosely drawn tax laws tl la tax rate Is practically In the hands of tl assessors , Tbe latter also bave It In the power to favor lax shirkers and tax evaders. and to place the burden of taxation An the j poor , rather than on Iho rieh nnd poor alike. [ The assessori should be men who cannot be tampered with by the big corporations. Omaha lins nivcr had a set of assessors vho did their whole duty fearlessly nnd Im- ortlally. There Is considerable room for inprovcmcnt , and some of It ought to be ccupled at once. Till' r/.YA.SV//1M.VM r.l.W The republican campaign in Pennsylvania , ai opened \Vednestlay and from now on o the day of election will be prosecuted vllhlfior , A convention of republican clubs was held on that Hay at Harrhburg and wag addressed by General Hastings , Candida to for governor , In a strong speech reviewing the cfficts of democratic p-llcy and urging the necessity ot putting a check o the- extension of that policy by electing u republican liotiso ot representatives In No vember. Iteferrlng to th : announcement ot Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Wilson that the fight against protection Is not at an end and that tariff agitation will be renewed In December , Ocneral Hastings expressed the opinion that the Immediate dangers Incident to thin agitation may be avoided It the ver dict ot the people at the November elections htoughotit the country will sustain tha de sire of tjie senate to stop the controversy with the Gorman bill , and It U that sentl- iicnt , he said , more than all other Issues In .he campaign which the republican party la now called upon to direct. "If the Noveni- oor elections , " said tlio liad > T of the Pennsylvania republicans , "shall restore rcpr.bllcan bouse of representatives at Washington tbe Initial step will hare : > een accomplished , and If tlio popular ver dict shall' bo decisive , not only tn Penn sylvania , but In every other section , it will si'rely pave the way to n renewed asceiul- aicy , In 'OB ' , when , let us hope , the election of a republican president will crown the ef forts made necessary by the vicissitudes of S3 and ' 9J. " This is the sentiment universally held by republicans , that the great work of the party this year should bo directed to se curing control of the lioiitfo uf the L'ifty- fourth congress. The election of a repub lican house ol representatives Is necessary to give peace to the financial ahd Industrial interests of the country , without which there cannot ba a return of prosperity. It will probably bo impossible to prevent fur ther tariff legislation , vlth all that It im plies , If the people again choose a demo cratic house. Such a popular verdict would be accepted by the party now In power as conclusive evidence that the people are sat isfied with Its policy and want moro of it than has already been put Into the form of legislation. Tt Mould be an endorsement ot Mr. Cleveland and Jlr. Wilson nnd a rebuke - buko of the course of those conservative democratic senators who refused to counte- nince the radical assault upon protection made in the Wilson bill. It would say to thp so-called tarlif reformers , Kei [ > H | > your attack on American industries and Ameri can labor and carry It to whatever extreme you please , tile people nre vlth you. On the other hand , the election of a republican congress , \\hlle It might not stop agitation , would undoubtedly prevent uny further leg islation in the direction of free trade" by stimulating to more determined opposition those In congress who are opposed to an extension of the policy embodied in the existing law. So far as i'ennsjlvaiila is concerned there can bo no doubt , she will do her whole duty. The opportunity given her people last February to express themselves on Ihn democratic policy demonstrated in tht enormous majority for reprcseiilatlrc-at large how they felt , and there is no reason to suppose there has been any change of ecu- tlu.ent since. Pennsylvania will elect the re publican state ticket by an overwhelming majority and Increase the strength of bet republican delegation In congress. I-S mu.in r.irs. Chief Seavey asserts that ho cannot sup press gambling In Omaha unless the police commission places several more detectives at his disposal. Chief Seavey Is noted foi being cynical. The chief knows well cnoug } that hla detective force Is ns well known tc the gamblers as hf Is himself. AVhen camb ling was running wide open his so-callet detectives wcro hanging around the naming tables llko mastiffs around a butcher chop They were as Intimate with the keepers ant dealers as the cappers and ropcrs-ln. Tin only thing they wanted to detect was tin tin-horn fellow who" was In the way of 1h < "legitimate" gamblers. It goes \\lthout say Ing that Chief Seavey's detectives ran bi detected by the gambling house door lcepe : as easily as any greenhorn In tow of on ? o their decoys. Instead ot asking for more detectives , Chic Seavey should ask the board to retires tin belled cats whose approach Is known a hal mlle off , and repUce them with men uh are not known nnd have not been "seen.1 It don't take a man as deep as a well t understand how 'easy It Is for gamblirs t signal the approach of any one of Mi Seavey'a special sleuths. They could do J with their eyes shut. 1'OUTICS IN JOIIVI. Although the parties have nominated th:1 state tickets and nominations have been mad In most oC the congressional districts , politic In Iowa , shows very little animation. Judp Q Ing from present Indications the campaig la not likely to b : exceptionally active. Th condition of the times Is not favorable t vigorous politics. Most people , and pai B tlcularly the ; fanners , are having somcthln , ehjo to think about. They have suffcre from the long period of depression , from Idli e ness , reduced wages , and the low prices < staple commodities , while the failure of t consliU-niblo part of the corn crop assures further depletion of rjscurces. Thus , wit 0 a great many people , the urgent question i that of ways and means for the future , an politics la secondary. There may be a awakening during the closing" days of tl campaign , but until then political aitah promise to bo rather quiet. There Is another reason. U Is the cc : talnty of republican success In Novembe So far as we liav- observed , no newspapi of any standing and no politician who ! opinion is worthy of consideration has y < ventured to say that there Is any chance i defeating the republicans In Iowa this yea On the contrary , that party ought to , ar j In all probability will. Increase very consli erably ita plurality of last year. There ui , questionably has been a good deal of dem cratlo defection since the last eltctlon , di to obvious causes , and no small part of th will go to the advantage of the republican The populists will get tome accessions fro , this source , chiefly of worklngmen who hitherto voted with thu democracy , bi democratic farmers who are dlssatUUi with the course of the party Mill very gi orally either stay , away from the polls < coit their votes for the republican cam ! dates , and U Is pretty safe to say that majority of such will do thu latter. Thi will deslre-to 4 * In evidence and to make I ho protest Jgtltist tha policy whlih has been to diimngUgjfo ] them by severely crippling Iho general-j UJi.icssi | ol Iho country as em phatic na possible , anil the A\uy to nccom- pll li this tj br swell tin republican vate. A large Oofnowatlo toss In lown tills year can lie eonfulermjr predicted , and most of Lhe gain ( ram tlil wilt go to ttir republicans , "Whether the populists will do more than hold tllclr own Is unc-rtaln. but It Is possible that party \v&il make fi small Increase In Its rote. Itciltles carrying Us Elate ticket by a liaudwjHjl ruajprlty , It la highly proba * bio that the rcjiublleaii party will also send a solid delcgailen , to congress , though some hard fighting in'wo ( or three of the districts will bo necessary to accomplish this. This being the situation na now pre sented , and as It Is likely to continue , a very active nnd exciting general campaign Is not to bo expected. The hard fighting will be confined to a few of the congress districts. Still the republicans will be wlso to make the campaign Interesting , They cannot have too largo a plurality. The republicans having nominated a candi date for congress tn the district of West Vir ginia now represented by Hon. W. L , Wilson , chairman of the ways _ nnd means committee , a great deal cf public attention will be di rected to the contest there. As was said by cx-Prcsldcnt Harrison In bts talk to the re publican ccngressional convention , the con test possesses more than a local Interest , and the district will bo before all eyes this autumn. In 1832 Mr. Wilson's plurality was 1,051 , so that It will not rsnulre a very great change of votes to the republicans to defeat him. The principal Interest of tbe district IK coal mining , and there Is EOJIIC manufactur ing , so that In a total rote of ab ut 43,000 a change of between COO and COO against the advocate of free coal Is by no means un- lilccly. but it must be conceded that Mr. Wilson Is a very bright man , who has shown that ho has a strong * hold upon his constit uents , nnd he Is by no means an easy man to defeat. We know nothing of Ills repub lican opponent , whoIs probably n new man In politics , but It Is to be presumed his se lection was due to superior qualifications. If he wins the fight he Is assured national no toriety , , Editor Bryan wants the state militia or dered to the scene ot the forest fires and every man caught robbing dead bodies or with the property of the. drad In his pos session shot dead upon the spot. A person does not have to harbor any sympathy for criminals who respect not even the rights of the dead to condemn such utterances as Incltlve to law-breaking and lawlessness. The meanest offender down to the black ravIsher - Isher of white women In the south is entitled o a trial according to law , together with all he privileges Kiiaranted by our constitu- lens Intended to assure him a fair hearing. The violation of these rights has been the constant burden of all complaint against mob lolence everywhere. A military execution f tbe kind Editor Dry an demands stands on 10 better footing than the ordinary lynching party. No man who has sworn to obey the aw and uphold , ttia.constitution can give such counsel and respect his oath , The defection ft Senator Jones of Nevada 'rom the republican party leaves the repub- ! can members of1 the senate In a smaller minority than .during the last session of con- ress. They will , however , continue to have the support of'Senator Jones on all questions except UmU of' Oliver legislation , upon \Vhlc1l they arc themselves divided , and so In real ty will not be materially affected. Senator Jones insists that he has not changed his politics , but that he has merely decided to ally himself with the parly that makes mon etary reform the principal feature of Its pro gram. On this , as on all other questions , he stands exactly where he has stood since the beginning of his public career. He cannot consistently , then , act with the democrats upon any matter where the latter are 8jnurcly ( opposed to the republicans. The re publicans will regret to lose , even In name , a man of Senator Jones' ability. Itniiulcd l > jtb ( loan. New Yoilc TiUiunc. Sending- congress home with the brand of 1roa oii on Its face Is a performance for which the republican campaign managers o ve Mr. Cleveland a large ami handsomely engiossed vote of thanks. IVrnllli Kcdiiceil < i ) Aahos. Gltihe Democrat. Americans arc not as quick nt saving n dollnr ns in milking1 one. For three years tile fire loss In the United Slntos Ins rnngril between JKill.OOO.OOO and Jlft.000,000 a ye.ir. Thoi e la a bonanza here for economic re form , Closing I No fuhin Markets. Clilrap > Tribune. hi' Spanish government will re-enact the old prnhlbltnty cltillrs ImpoyiMl for HIP pur pose of fmcliiK the Cubans to consume the llnnr and ollu-r pioilnclH of Spain The United Slntrs will continue to lake lavjrt quantities of sugar from Cuba , but a smaller pnrt of It will be paid for with the nntiir.il products of tills oountiy , nnd n larKGipart will have to be paid for wlU ; sold. Hither n. now market will bave to In found somewhere for American products so us 1u get that Rohl , or the stock in tin country , noni ! too large now. will have t < be drawn on. It mny bo hard to find ne\\ markets. The Illalno reciprocity pollcj made now ones , but the democratic uollc : closes them. _ _ A Krcoril Wlllioutii 1'nr.illol. IiiillJinnpolU Journal. The history of American politics furnlshe : no iiuinlltl in the record which the demo cratio party has made during1 the last twi years. It la a record of broken promises repudiated pledges , deferred hopes , am nbandoned rpfonn.s ; n record of duplicity evasion , and cowardice , of legislative Incu parity , administrative Incompetence , am utter untrustworthlncas. During1 a perioi of the ( ? rrn.tent dcptesslon of business am the hardest times ever known , while th < people were anxiously waiting for sortv remedial leKlslatlqn , a democratic congrcs spent a whole , .year wrangling over th < tariff , and finally passed a bill which I democratic presfdetrt haa permitted to be come a law that frtm beginning to end 1 a betrayal of the- , people and a surrende to the trusts , i The lirll or D NcVork Sun , . Han the scandal bf all this deadhead busl nes3 become soifamlllar n. fact to the put : lie mind that people nr < > losing the old fashioned Indignation that such perform ancea used to excite ? Tliu corrupting ex ample from the.vhjte house goes far an fast. The president's salary Is J-V > , MM year , with psrciXilslleu and liberal allow a noes for household ( expenses. It would b far better In the .future to pay him eve $100,000 a year , with rigid stipulation against deadheadlsm In uny form , If Ih present rate of Compensation does not alloi him to par hla own wav , like other clt ; zeris of the republic ; . We do not KUggeE this for Air. ClcWIa'nd's ' beiiellt ; there Is constitutional pco-vlslon which forbids th Increase of u president's salary during hi term of otllce. Hut , the precedent whlc Mr. Cleveland is affording to his successr IH so pernicious that It may be ailvUabl now to guard against the possible deailheoc lam of the next term , TUK CriMJfJi OF JY..IiUC. Philadelphia. Ledger" Perfoni who liavo wr seen a turret lire cm scarc'ly rcnlzc lt mighty force < r lha Cflrrlly nlth which II spreads The marvel IK not that MVCJI should be lost , but that no many iiooplo es cape after CKhauMlnR thfinnflves In efforts to save their properly. , Philadelphia Urcortl Mlll.ons of dollars worth of personal pr iwrly has been wlpfd Dway In the if cent Urea , but more pitiable Mill Is the fact that luuulrrds of lives have trcn lost. There shouM be a universal re sponse of relief from nil parts of the union , as "ell aa from the lake vtatcs. Milwaukee Sentinel : Surely here H a sub- ] < "ct fcr our ligUUtors to Rrapplc wlt'i. There is scarcely nny mote Important topic for' their consideration. A season of drouth like the present one makes clear the necessity of tbe > most strict regulations ti avert th ? dan ger of sitUng fire to the inflammable mate- tlal collected In and about the forest * , as well us the Inauguration of a systematized method of fighting fires. Chicago Inter Ocean : The whole north west has taken fcrcsl fires as a matter cf course , as though they were a part of the natural pheiunvna of the country , and this carelessness In the prczcnce of danger has not taken al.irm even at the excessive drouth of this summer. It would be well for tha legislatures ot Minnesota and Wisconsin to lake some means of guarding ngalnst forest Urea as they i\3 \ In protecting grnln fields. Chicago Mnll : It has boon n year of en- lamlty. Disaster has f lloHtd disaster with appalling frequency. The scourging of th > > northwest by ( Ire surpasses them nil. Yet the frequency cf these calamities has not deafened the people to th * echoes of suffer ing and distress. In the midst of the foreM ( Ires relief measures were at once organized. The he re I sm which shown out so brightly In the scenes ( f desolation gives way to pluck and energy the minute nctu.il danger Is past. American character U at Its best In adver sity. Chicago llecord : It scorns only prudent that the people In these frest towns should be provided with proper mtans of escape or else required to provide themselves with such a safeguard , Were certain areas of the for est tract divided Into districts , each district provided with a safe clearing or other easily accessible place of refuge and n systematic plaii adopted for the transportation ef peopls thither la time of danger , such catastrophe. * as those Just witnessed In the north might bj considerably mitigated. If they cannot bo wholly a crt d. ICsnsai City Star : Every section of the inhabited ivoild has , as has been said cf evnry human soul , its own troubles. The dweller In the high , dry plains sighs tor the shelter of the forest and the murmur of the waters ; yet where there Is forest there U lire , and where there is water there Is Hood. In each ot the elements , without which man cinnot live , , there may lurk de struction. Ccnflagiatlon , llod , pestilence , earthquake these come fiom fire , water , air and earth , ell necessary In the framing of the world. Man Is powerless against these ; perpctuilly damaged , he can only In a way repair damages and save from the wreck. And this has made the work of charity perpetual , needed and blessed , until the earth Itself departs and the heavens shall bo rolled as a scroll. Chicago Tribune : Given the conditions bf a long continued drouth , a strong wind , the grass and underbrush as dry as tinder , and the soil parched , It only needs the spark of a careless hunter , a brush fire negligently left , or a cinder from a locomotive to start a conflagration of the most terrible charac ter and one wh ch cannot be fought as If It were traversing a prairie with long Etrolchca ot treeless area. It Is a question which also should be considered. Inasmuch as the timber supply Is rapidly disappearing , thus not only removing an Important aril- | cla ot Industry and commerce , but the natural protection cf water supply for pur pose ! ) of crop cultivation. It Is not credita ble to our forestry lans and system that every year timber should disappear to the vilue of from $20,000,000 to $25,000,000. TUUCllY THIFl.ttS. I Buffalo Courier : Bolker ( meditatively ) ! My experience has taught me one cm ions I thins. Ulobbs Has , eliV What is It ? IJolker ' Tlml the closer u man is the harder It Is to touch him , . Yonkcis Statesman : Judge Colonel , I liiuleistaml you me acquainted with \vur- f.uc In nil Its forms ? Colonel No , Judge , no ; not In all Us forms. I'm u baclirlor. Philadelphia Itpc-ord : May Are you still calling on Nellie Update ? Brother Jack Yes ; she's a very 'bright girl.Mny Mny She must he : 1 hear you don't need a light in the parlor when she and you are there. Harper's linznr : "Suppose the word mnle Is taken out of our constitution suonei of later. Do you simpose we'll ever have a woman president ? "No. No inairlcd woman could ppare the time , and no single -woman would -confess to the requisite age. " Washington Star : "It's a good thing , " said Cluzzle , who had been using the tele phone , "that It Isn't the commercial variety of lye Ins lend of ti ! Ananias brand that eoes over the telephone wlies. " "Why ? " "Some of these politicians M burn the in- Ettuinent out In ten minutes. " Indianapolis Journal : "Doctor , what is It about Cfrobio-fplnal meningitis that makes it so fatal ? " The number of syllables. You know that a man always Insists that IIP must ] < now what Is the matter with him before he "will take * any medicine , nnd before the doctor call tell him all that he Is a goner. " Bomcrvlllc Journal : It Is astonishing how much mor running n baby seems when he tries to attract > our attention by cooing and crowing at 8 o'clock In the morning than when he does the banio thing in un- olhcr way at 3 o'clock nt night. CupiMI , A smile was on bin visage thin Il ! > that of old Which lighted warrlms' faces , "Who met thi > foe In b , it tie's din And l.i hi him cold , Plercrd in Kevetal places. His steely eyes had that same light , Ills lips that curve , Ills brow the papslon ( races. As his who went forth to the light , And hn had tbe nerve ; He bluffed agatnbt four aces. iriiKuu ir.is TIIK Cleveland I'lnln Dealer. The "General" tella , with swelling1 pride , How the tires of battle gleamed Of the slaughter of men "on the othci side , " As the shell and shrapnell screamed : , How "tve charged the foe- like thu 1 wave Of a wild and stormy sea , " But , In that rush of the true and brave , The private where was he ? " The "colonel" boasts how his horse fell On Georgia's blood-stained hills ; How be slummed the wave of that battli hell. Avenging his country's Ills ; How the Rbaftly heaps ot the gallant slalr Bestrewed thn slippery ground- Hut we study the tragli : tnte In vain , There were no privates 'round. Oil. the "mnjor'a" sword , it was red will gore ! And Krent was the foes' alarm. As they charged nnd halted nnd lied befon The swing of hla mighty arm ; But Freedom burnlsh'd her etraulotteH , As she swatted the hosta of sin A net the lonely pensioner still forgets That the privates were not In. How brave they flew , at their country' cell , To the outpostB , far In front ! " " " " " " all "GnneralH , "colonels" and "majors" T < J strive in that battle's brunt ; And the "captains" stand , ten Ihousan strong , To tell how the thing was done- Hut where was the "private" In tha throng ? Ala ? , there was not one ! ouo Highest of all 5n Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report tla isn vo u ein ' or II- i. j > wrruwnr. : Church Howe- I * Rotng to take the slump- tor Judge Strode Nebraska republicans nqw liavi a cam paign HOUR hooTt of lliPlr own. l < 'rnnls A. Sr.ow of David City la the compiler Atid pub lisher , nnd the mtulo and words are so com- blntd thai they will "catch" n crowd , SI Alexander had nlr"idy begun tomr nround thu otntc. pro.nnn.iblV In the Interest ot his friend , Tom M-\Jns. This l n't tl.p . first deal these t o ixortli'oi ' * inv ? been 'liter- cited In , us the records tit Washington will Kl'dlV. I'lalci will take Ihf phcc of cdlt'irlaU In the Nw York Times until the < nd of the campaign. Rdltor Sed t ul < lc ! . enjoying Jlfs In Omaha , and the readers ul hla p.ip r will be farced to xrln mil boar It for the good of the party. The. democratic Schuylor Hr-rald declares for "Uncle Hilly" I'axton lor povcnic.r , and vcntuips th > assertion th.it " ( K-'K all right. " "Uncle llltlyV troj Mlver would hit n lot of tha boys very Itvurnbly during tlesc stringent times. In one-halt of the senatorial districts tif the state the republicans nnd populists hnvo nominated candidates , but so far only one democrat has been put up to ba Miughtercd , The republicans have .lisa nominald three- quarters of their candidates for the lower hciise , and the populists have named halt ot theirs. There arc only five democrats Iti the field nt this date. Pipmont Herald : Thd report that has gilned some currency to the effect that Majors Intends to appoint Church Howe Inspector specter of the oil room and r.rand custodian of the famous "Arm and Hammer" brand of old rye , usually kept on draught during , be tween and after legislative hours , is abso lutely without fact. Much of Church's ' time will b3 spent In concealing the Identity of the two rnllroul schemers whom ho accused of Inhibiting his triumphal march to con gress. Silver Creek Times : Wln > n < a scandal came out In regard to the falsification of the Nebraska census r , turns In connection vilh the efforts of Contingent Congressman Thorns3 J , Majors to get his seat In the house , 81 Alexander , the then secretary of state , was the lending candidate for the re publican nomination for gxntniur. But the suspicion that he had a hund In that odor ous affair knocked his gubernatorial bnnm. If Majors , who was to ro the clilcf boi-c- flclary of that fraud , should now be elected governor It would l > 2 a curious parody of justice. Samuel C. Sample of Butte , Itoyd county , Is the republican candidate from ( he Tlilr- tc nth district for the state senate. Hut one ballot was necessary to n choice , Jtr Sample being one of the most popular re publicans In the district lie took up his ruldonce In fiutte shortly after Iloyd county was created , nnd became so firmly con vinced of Iho resources and fertility of tlio county that he made heavy Investments end has contributed largely to Its development. Prior to locating in Hoyd county Mr. Uuyd wjis cnpiiRfd in banking in Omaha , where lis Isell IUIOIMI a a , worthy and enter prising gentleman. XEJIH.lSK.t .I.VI > A The Washington county fair will bo held at Blair September 25 to 28. There will be n fall race mtrtlng at Table Hock October 3 and 1 , with purses aggre gating $825. U , F. McDonald of Pierce , while attemptIng - Ing to secure some ducks he had shot , wus drowned In the North Fork. The Grctna Banner has been moved to Valley , whore It will become a democratic organ , with W. It. Oliristead as the grinder. Mrs. William Bade , a well known resi dent of Pierce , died of heart trouble while she was being moved from one bed to an other. Frank Purccll ot Mason Clly , who was accidentally shot In the arm last week , died of his Injuries after several days of Buffering. P. J. Hurley of Grecley Center lias se cured the contract for building the bridges on the U , & M. extension In "Wyoming , and will take a number of men from his homo to help him in the work. The Nebraska synod of the English Lu theran chuich will convene at West Point September 19 and continue in session for six days. It is expected there will be sev enty ministers in attendance. A thoiotighbred Woodland colt belonging to J. J. Clements of Norfolk attempted to jump ever a water tank ami landed on top of a sharp bolt. When found the animal was dead. It was valued at $200. Unlvorsullj- St. Paul Now this double scandal. Implied In the ownership by the trust of a number of dem- ocnUlo senators and In the surrender oC nil the others to the Individuals so ruiruptod. Is one that has shocked the country from center to clicumference. It is a Hcnndal which wo cannot afford to pass by with indifference. It must be kept fresh In mlnj. It must be punished , * lse the government will sink to the level of that of Turkey or Itusala. There is reprobation from every portion of the country of the men who were active In this deal , Viirlntliinis or Kiilcrirl | e. Chicago Tribune. A convention of southern business men has been In session at Washington for pnme 'Days , devising ways and means for calling public attention to the gii-at natural re sources of the south and the opportunities it offers to men of capital nnd i-nergy who are looking for homes or Investments. As an offset to tills , Sioux City , in. , Is making frantlu efforts to get the CoibeU-Jack.sou prize fight. PKOFLK .I.VO rimVI3. Condolences lo T > m Psttcrton , Govern r Wnlte h&s taken one nomination tot much. The dtmoT.icy has at Itiut cno rhnr.ic- tcrlstlc common to the Chi HUMIt rims well to Md pe the enemy. Senator Vocrhrrs announces that his liMttli has been completely reslcMd. A liberal ills- trlbutton ot pl was mndn hi Indiana lately- The Chinese army dliplnys extraordinary sprlnlliiK qualities. Ttir JIJIK arc obliged to take their dust as well as everything tlso In sight lUpubllcan and democratic papers of the mid-weat Inslit that Mr-rton nnd Whitney must come vest It they would grow up lo n president.al nomlnnllon , The republicans swept Vermont nnd thn democrats Arkansas. The real trend ol party sentiment will not bo known until Pennsylvania and 1'o.xas speak. Senator Hill Is rnlhcr touchy on the sub ject of hair rostorntlvee. livery time hn caresses his parched dome , IIP emits a s gh tt warning ngilnst enrly piety. William AUlen Smith , republican c.imll- dito for congress In the Fifth illchlgnn district , hesan his business llfo us n newsboy and popcorn agrnt at Dawagluc. Major Hashimoto , thehcri of Oaxon , achieved a nlorlous victory and n bullet In the shin. If the Jnps honor the bravo , surely Major Hashimoto will bo remem bered llber lly. The ] > : . | > s of Kansas had not ceised C'n- gralulathiK themselves cm having turnnl down Mrs. Least ! when the news came that Mrs. Anthony would stump the state. One woo doth tread upon another's heel. Before the campaign proceeds much farther the health beard should sec t : It that the community Is adequately protected against tlu ciimpalgn cigar. It Is responsi ble for much of the bad odor of present day politics , The discrepancy of several hundred thou sand dollars In the franchise account of the clly of Now Orleans Is not s3 mysterious : as the reports would have cue believe. The franchises were granted by the city council. As several members of that bdy arc under Indictment for exacting a price for votes. It does not' require an arch to discover the whencenesa of the \\lierewlt1i. Olllclal llfo docs not wholly divest men ot the human yearning for commendation. Subject ns they are to severe criticism from those who cannot or will not analy/o their motives. It is consolation and comfort to turn away from envious carping and rc- celva the hearty plaudits and cordial greet ings of friends at home. Senator Call Is ono of the fortunate few to receive from lilst constituents commendation commensurate ) with his worth and work. A convention of democrats hold at Orlando recently adopted the following1 resolution : "Resolved , That we approve the attltudo of our senior United States senator on a recent occasion when ho elevated his fret above his head during the deliberations of 'the most august body of men In the world. ' Having demonstrated by flftocn years of service that his bead carries no weight In shaping the affairs of the nation , ho did well to try the other extreme. " Ihn Hrnalor from Noiv Ilitinpililro. rhllaJclpllln. 1'rCFH. One of the few members of congress who have broadened , deepened nnd greatly en larged their reputation during the present session is Senator Chandler of Nev > Hamp shire. His political skill , keen penetration and wide knowledge were already well understood , Thioiigh nil extended nnit varied career ho Imil been large factor In the politico ! movements of thc > country. Whether In the cabinet or In the sennto or at the head of political councils , hlfi In cisive views anil itositlve convictions hail Impresved themselves upon bis colleagues , He has not , therefore , Ihitnrd out suddenly like a new nnd brilliant luminary In the Hpiititorlnl Rky. but has pimply grown brighter as he has advanced to his meridian. The attilbntcs which Mr. Chandler has KI > signally displayed during the pii-seiil je'slon wcte known tn be his , but they never bp- fore had so line nn opportunity for full and effective play. Through the long contest ngultiRt the democratic tariff he ImH Iiecit one of the main pillars of the republican opposition. It may fairly be said tint ha nnd Senator Aldrlch hnvc supported thu brunt of thellsht. . Other cenntors bave given ready and ctllelunt help mid eharc the honors. Itut ns the ntniKUli ; Tirrtceedod it ranie to be recognized that the expert knowledge of Henntor Aldileli nnd the crit ical powers of Senator Chandler were tha two tnont useful weapons : nnd thp two sure - e t reliances of wnrfurci , Senator Chandler wax a constant thorn In the side of the ad- veisury. The resources of bis wit and satlra weio nppaiently Jn"xbaustlble. He wan tireless and rclpntlc-ss In tils pursuit. His sarcasm never lost Us trenchant edge mid never palled , but TV.IS ever keen and fresh and found new oceaslon In every new dn. velopment. His logical faculty Is singularly acute , and It was delicious to sou him seize the successive prepositions of the majority , and , by remorselessly Cirr.vlng them to their logical conclusion , demonstrate their absurdity It might , almost be said of him as was said of Uurkc : He- went on refining , nnd thought of convincing1 , while others thought of dlnlrig. While making no pretensions to nights of oratory , Senator Chandler Is unrivalled In , hlK own special Held. Ills ability has been , of Incalculable service In the tight which has been waged In the tircnn of thr senate for nealy six months. All of his nssoclutest have recoffnUcd mid iipprrclatcd It , nml Iho country hns come to understand and meas- lire his powers , The people of his own state of Now Hampshire1 have great reason to be gratified with the conspicuous nml honorable part he lm played , and It Is gratifying in turn to the- republicans of othei stales to learn that his constituents are reasonably certain to re-elect him and keep iilm where lie Ims shown such ca- paclty of successful leadership. iroiiTimii YOUII yinxav IJ.KUC. That's the way our now fall suits oome in with Iho tariff bill , thus enabling1 us to glvo you hotter ma terial , with our absolutely perfect workmanship and style , than ever before. The very nicest suits there are ; and don't forget our "Stetson Special" the very best hard hat on the face of this oarth. Browning , King & Co. , Kcliablu Clothiers , S. W. Cor. 15th mill Douglas.