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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDXESDAT , JUKJ3 19 , 1895. THE OMAHA DAILY BE * : . M. noiron. PUDUSUCD MORNINO. TEttMS OP BUBSCnttTlON. Pally life ( Without SundaJ ) , One Yenr $ M Pally Ii * < - ana Sunday. One Y * r 10 > Bin Motitln * * J ? . * " Thret tl.mthi flunilur Itff , Onr Y ir J y' Paiiitcfny Ili-e , On Year ' " TVwkly Il fl. Ono Yenr OFt'lCES. Oniklm , Tlie Tlfe nulldlnif. . . _ . Eoutll Omnha , Slniffr IJlk. , Corner N and Hth Bt . fount II Illurr/i , 12 1'eorl Htreet. Chlcnro Olllcp , J17 Chamtn-r or Commerce New York , Itiximt 1J , 14 nnd IS. Tribune Hide. WMlilnclon , 1107 V itrtft , N. W. counuBPONuusa : . All immunlcnlloni relating to ncwn nnd edi torial matter fhonld be adilrc-Mwl : To th Editor. llL'HINKCri I.BTTIJKS. | nnd romlltnnccs should 1 > All liur\nf \ rtt r rldrcraed to The Il o l'ubll hlnts Company. Omilia Drafts , die < Its and txiMotllcc order * _ to ' " " " bo made pn > nli to BTATKMKNT OK CIUCtJI.ATION. Oe'Tge 11 , Tztthuik , wcrelury of The llea rub- llslimK c 'jinpuny , brlnit duly orn. guy * that th u-'tunl number of full imd complete copies of the Dolly Mornlnu , i\cnln : * nnil Hunday Iteo printed during the month of .May , 1VJ3 , was o C:4,12j ilixluctlona for uimolil und returned copl ? . Dally nverasc Sunday. ononnn n. iv.sriiucic. Bworn to before me und milwrlbeU In my prc - en'p this 1st day of .lune. 1S05. ( Renl. ) N. P. FiiU Notary rulille. This Is tlipvrok that Governor Me- Klnluy remains In his own Btittn. In tlio South Dakota lexicon , the more you steal from the people the easier you tct off. Wlicn a. man Is put In position to haiulle public money ho cannot lilt the wlicat pit with Impunity. The drouth yonr has apparently had no effect whatever on the size of the crop of college Kradiiates. The stockholders of the late lamented Whisky trust now wish they had not put so much trust In the trust. Ohio democrats are reluctantly mak ing preparations for their regular hi- onnlal tfacrlflcc on the altar of guberna torial nominations. It may bo put down as morally cer tain that none but good men will be elected to ollce ( In Omaha this fall. Signs of the times point that way. Whenever you hear of cyclones In Nebraska you may know that there Is no drouth. The state received another Boaklng yesterday. Itulti news Is no longer rare news. Somebody Is defraying the expenses of these free silver conventions , and It Is not the poor man for whose benefit the free coinage men are shouting for a silver currency basis. Cyclones are to be expected at this time of the year. They arc the cy clones that do real damage. Political cyclones of the harmless variety usu ally arrive later In the Bca&on. If the stories of the disgraceful scenes attending the last hours oC the Illinois legislature arc true , the Illinois brand of legislative material cannot be much sunorlor to the Nebraska brand. The teachers' training school will not down. It has many strong and re sourceful supporters , among whom Is that affable and highly erudite gentle man , Mr. Thomas 1C. Sudborough , Bart. The Republican League convention Which convenes In Cleveland today will uncork a largo quantity of republican enthusiasm and other liquids. The two naturally go together , not as cause and effect , but as concurrent phenomena. The Chicago Record calls the bargain for the return of Taylor , the defaulting ox-treasurer of South Dakota , a dis graceful dicker. If any one has any more dignified name to apply to It , the suggestion ought to be made without delay. The Board of Education has served notice upon A. I * . A. council No. 12o that Its action cannot be blocked out and dictated by a coterie of 2x4 pot- tnstlers , who have pot the slightest conception of the true qualifications of a public school teacher. A Nebraska , college presents the nuoinuly or Ha Knultiutcs refusing txi accept the diplomas nnd decrees whleli they have earned. In other states the Htudcuts complain because they thlnli ' they have earned degrees that the coV lego authorities refuse to grant them. Omaha has never been quite recon ciled to the transfer of the Willow Springs distillery to the Whisky trust , It wns a prosperous concern undei private management , and the soonei it can 11 lioiii to itself from the great alcohol octopus the better It will be for all concerned. It doesn't matter what Mr. E. water thought or Bald of the Moshoi prison contract In IS'Jl , or at any other time. The question Is , What do the people think of n sot of appraisers who give Dorgan $ : 'Kl-IOS.OO of their money for Junk'Shop chattels that would npl bring one-fourth of that sum If sold tc any private individual ? This Is the question that the apologists for tin latest penitentiary steal are most mix- ions to avoid. The wind-up of the Memphis free ejlver convention Is the formation of another bimetallic Jeague. And there must be at least half a dozen of these leagues now In operation , says the Sprluglleld .Republican. What Is more , the membership of all the half dozen leagues is substantially Identical. If they- should all join forces , the whole number of adherents would not IK double that'of the league with the largest number of members. THK VITY The revelations of the last twenty- four hours concerning City Treasurer lolla and the defalcation In the muni cipal treasury have created profound surprise In this community. Mr. IJolln md been regarded as a man of the ilghest Integrity and a model business man. lie had occupied many positions if trust. Ills administration of the county finances during two terms and its management of the city treasurer- ship during his first term had coin- nended him to the taxpayers as worthy of Implicit conlldence. Unfortunate In vestments and reckless speculation seem to have wrought lilt ruin. While t Is not possible at this time to make in accurate estimate of the shortage n the city treasury , It Is believed by those who have made a casual Investi gation that It cannot exceed $20,000. In the present emergency the mayor uid city council have a duty to per form. The olllce of city treas urer should be declared vacant. Steps must be taken to find a man qualified for the position who can give the required bond. Meantime the books and records of the treasurer's ofllcc should be thoroughly examined by ex perts , lu the Interest of the city as well as the bondsmen , Deputy Treas urer Coulter should be superseded by an officer who possesses the confidence of all concerned. Mr. Coulter's conduct during the past year has been such as to make his retention under present conditions a matter of doubtful pro priety. rut. ACTION. The Hoard of Education has again voted to continue the teachers' training school , which Its own attorney declares to be without warrant of law. Why was this done ? Simply because the Pacific Express olllce makes n business of school politics. If the school treas ury were overflowing , and the teachers' training school were by law a part of the common school system , this llagraut piece of favoritism might be passed by unnoticed. But why should the school board rob the children who are en titled to ten months' elementary In struction each year In order to keep up ti normal department for the benefit of one person ? The salaries of the training school teachers last year aggregated $5rx)0. That sum cannot be spared from the fund devoted to primary and grammar school education. With only $15,000 In the school board treasury , and three times as many outstanding warrants unpaid , with no Income In sight for six months beyond the police court fines , which will not exceed $1,000 per month , retrenchment has become an absolute necessity. The place whcro retrenchment should begin Is with the branch that can be lopped off with least Injury to the schools. As there Is no legal authority for diverting the school fund to the support of a normal school , the board should rescind the action It has taken under the political pressure of Interested parties. WlJ.lt 31AKK KU CONCESSION. The statement made by the parlia mentary secretary of the British foreign ollice , In the House of Commons , re garding the position of the British gov ernment In the boundary controversy with Venezuela , shows that there Is no more disposition now to make conces sions than at any previous time since the dispute arose. A report from Wash ington n few days ago stated that there was more favorable promise of the settlement of this matter by arbl- tratjon , according to the suggestion which had been submitted by this gov ernment to the British government , but It seems from the London dispatch that there was no substantial ground for this statement. The simple fact Is that Great Britain adheres to the position she has held from the beginning of the controversy. She proposes to Insist upon her original claim to certain ter ritory and will only submit to arbitra tion a subsequent claim , which our government has lu effect said Is of doubtful merit This latest ofllclal declaration of the Intention of the British government not to make any concession to Vene zuela will not unlikely result In speed ily bringing the controversy to a crisis and thus compelling the United States government to assume a definite atti tude. The situation Js very much strained and the fact that Venezuela has made no hostile demonstration with a view to occupying the disputed territory Is largely due to the hope that the efforts of this government to In duce the British government to accede to the request for submitting the whole matter In controversy to arbitration would be successful. With that hope dissipated there Is reason to expect that Venezuela will take steps to pos sess hers f of the disputed territory , the popular sentiment of the country being strongly In favor of such a course , Undoubtedly the British government Is fully prepared for such a contingency and would meet the lln t overt act with vigorous resistance. After the interest our government liae taken in this matter It could not bo a mere passive spectator of a conflict bp- tween Great Britain and Venezuela without an impairment of Its prestige and Influence. Even In the event of war resulting from the action of Vene zuela this country would b < ? bound tc give its moral If not its substantial support to the South American republic and to go so far , at least , as to warn Great Britain that It would not con sent to any spoliation of Venezuelan territory. There would be furnished by such a conflict an opportunity for a decisive application of the Monroe doc- trlno und there is little reason to doubt that our government would firmly In sist upon the recognition of this doc trine. It is easy to see , therefore , that It Is more thnn possible the United States may become herlously Involved In this Venezuelan complication , and were our government disposed to make It a pretext for getting Into trouble with Great Britain , as jingoism would sug gest , probably no great dltllculty would bo found In starting trouble. As to the efforts of this government to bring about a settlement of the controversy iy arbitration It Is evidently useless to continue them. Wo have done our whole duty In this direction and wilt only Invite humiliation by going further. As the situation now appears Vent ? : zueln can secure possession of the ter ritory she claims Great Britain has no right to only by fighting for It. If she shall decide to do that It will be time for the United States to declare Its po sition. Meanwhile our government can iroporly dismiss the matter from con sideration. THK SCAItHCltOH" OAMK. And the voice Is the voice of Jacob , and the hand Is the hand of 1'xati. Our louble-ender contemporary keeps on disclaiming Its Intimate relation to the lowllng dervishes who are seeking to get control of the fire and police de partments for mercenary , sectarian and tolltlcal purposes. These disclaimers ire , however , decidedly at variance with ts course at every turn. When the commission was nego tiating with Ir. Redell to accept the position of lire chief It raised the cry igalnst appointing any one not already in the department. This demagogic howl In favor of home talent was kept up In spite of the known fact that no one In Omaha was qualified by experi ence to reorganize and handle the de partment. When Chief Redell's scalp was reached for by the howling der vishes this organ of discord gave all the aid and comfort It could to the gang. When the board , after leaving the city for weeks exposed to footpads , cracks men and crooks , prepared to secure a competent chief of police , the cry was raised that the man who accepted the position would have only a six weeks job. Now that the board has Offered the place to an ofilcor who Is In every respect qualified for the position and brings the best of recommendations , the contention is raised that no man can legally fill the place of chief of police unless he Is a citizen of Ne braska. Such a game of scarecrow will hardly frighten a man of Martin White's caliber. In support of Its absurd assertion the World-Herald cites the antl-Plnkerton law enacted lu 1893 , with the terrible threat that the commissioners will In cur the liability of being sent to the penitentiary If they dare to Install Mr. White Into the position vacated by Seavey. If Mr. Hitchcock were not a half-baked lawyer he would know enough to know that the autl-Plnker- ton act prohibits simply the importation of mercenaries by private corporations and their appointment as deputy sher iffs or deputy marshals. The antl- Plnkerton law In so many words pro hibits sheriffs , police chiefs or police commissioners from appointing any non-resident ns under sheriff or dep uty for the protection of public or pri vate properly. This does not apply to the employment of an American citi zen , who upon assuming his duties becomes a resident with the Intention of making this city his homo. There Is more than one lawyer on the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and they doubtless know their powers and 'duties In the premises. The game of scarecrow has been played too often. THK TARIFF AS AN ISSUE. With the revenues of the govern ment falling behind expenditures and a steadily Increasing deficit demonstrat ing beyond question the failure of the present tariff law as a revenue measure , It Is perfectly obvi ous that In considering what bhall be done to give the government an ade quate revenue it will be Impossible to drop the tariff as an issue. In the opinion of some prominent republicans It will be the paramount Issue In the campaign of next year. In a recent Interview Representative Dalzell of Pennsylvania , who may be the chair man of the ways and means committee of the next house , expressed the opinion that the tariff will be the principal Issue In 1800. Other republicans of equal prominence lu the party coun cils have expressed a similar view and a number ofl republican papers are urging that this must be the leading question before the people In the next presidential campaign. Unless In the meanwhile the revenues of the govern ment overtake expenditures , which now seems most improbable , it Is manifest that the question of revising Uie tariff with a view to providing more- revenue will have to bo urged upon the con sideration of the people. The next congress will probably bo able to accomplish very little for In creasing the revenue. It can make no material changes In the tariff law for this purpose , because a democratic president stands lu the way. Any In crease of duties or any transfers from the free list to the dutiable list which a republican house might make would , If not defeated by the senate , be very certain to encounter the executive veto. Although President Cleveland withheld his approval from the present tariff law and condemned It In vigorous terms , It Is safe to say that ho will per mit no Interference with It In the di rection of greater protection to Amer ican industries , even though It bo clearly shown that to do this would at ouce Increase the revenues of the government and the prosperity of the people. A moderate duty on wool and a slight increase of a few other duties would give the treasury the needed revenue without In the least oppress ing the people , but Mr. Cleveland would not permit this to be done , and there fore It would be useless for the repub lican house of representatives to waste any time over such legislation. The tariff will stand as It is , there Is every reason to believe , until It can be changed by a republican congress and president , und that being the case It will have to bo made an Issue , and , as now seems probable , the paramount issue In the next campaign for the cholco of a president and congress. It Is not to bo doubted that a large majority of the American people arc now fully convinced that the den- cratlc tariff policy Is not what this country wants. The lesson of the last two years has taught them that our progress and prosperity us a nation will bo best subserved by a judicious und equitably adjusted system of pro tection , which jvlll safeguard Ameri can Industrie * Mid labor against dam- iglug and 'Uivstjriictlvo competition. They have loiiMunl that there arc no idvuntnges ituTlfr1 n different system whleli begin to compensate for the looses that labor suffers and the di minished comfol't'nnd happiness of the masses , always ( he accompaniment of i departure front > thc protective princi ple. Having : > acquired this knowl edge by n hnt'd ' Experience the people will not reject ' 'We tariff as an Issue , but , on the co'iltiTj'ry , will welcome the opportunity tq iv'g'aln ' render their- ver dict on It. Great Scott h'W the newspaper rabies , lie wants the nomination for mayor , congressman , governor or president ind feels that he would get them all ; > ut for the liberty of the press In re porting his crazy glratlons and antics on the bench. It Is said that golden hair Is strictly tabooed In the camp of the free silver ulvocatcs. 'ilie l ; > liilin'Nreiiient "rumi. Philadelphia. Times. This Is emphatically the commencement season , Look at the Increasing number of mills and factories starting. The lolnt of Vlmr. Philadelphia Inquirer. The tide of battle In Cuba , according to the most solemn averments of both allies , Is at this very moment bearing both sides on to victory. And yet there are hundreds of persons who pretend to believe that nothing depends upon the point of view. " Shedding the JMmk. New York Sun. Every new day of the silver agitation re veals Us true character more and more un mistakably. It Is the old grfcnbacklsm or cheap-money movement of twenty-five years ago , with the difference that Instead of a one-cent dollar It proposes a fltty-ccnt dollar. Theory nnil Practice. Knnwis City Star. The Notional Christian Citizenship league has sent out an appeal to all ministers of the country to devote their sermons of Juno 30 to the duties of Christian citizens. These sermons will not touch the rings and gangs , but If they stir up the better classes they will have even more Important results. Kings and gangs never flourish where the best people perform their full duties as citizens. Sneers Will Not 1) ( ) . New York Herald. The platfcim and resolutions adopted by the free silver convention at Memphis on Thurs day night are mildly but skillfully worded , and they are well calculated to make a deep Impression on all the unthinking masses of voters. It Is easy to pooh-pooh the argu ments of an opponent or to answer him with a sneer. Uut It the leaders of the "campaign of educatlotf are wise they will avoid this method of combating the sliver craze and will meet the arguments of the Memphis plat form candidly and very seriously. o The lloniu H Hack Number. Chicago Times-Herald. Modern Invcntldri la1 bound to get rid of the horse , and the seYVIces tit that noble animal are now being dispensed with In numberless ways. Steam ohd 'electricity ' have ruth lessly shouldered him aside , and the bicycle threatens him In'one'of ' his most delightful uses. As a culmination to these conies the "horseless carriage'which has Just shown Itself to be a most pronounced success In France. Vehicles Q that kind made a compet ing race betweelq liqrdenux and Paris the other day. a distance of 736 miles , and the time was an average of fifteen miles an hour. The days of the horse are numbered. A. 1 * . A'ltin In I'oiiluylMinlii. IndlntiapoUs Journal. The Pennsylvania legislature , Instigated by anti-Catholic organizations , dashed In and passed a law forbidding the wearing by pub lic school teachers of the "peculiar garb" ol any religious sect. The law was aimed al Itoman Catholic nuns , who. In certain neighborhoods , have heretofore been per mitted to teach In public schools. The first fruits of the measure are , however , of an unexpected sort. The Mennonltes , a Prot estant denomination , have quite a large mem bershlp In Pennsylvania , and the women \seai a "peculiar garb. " Some of them teach school , and ft Is now discovered , greatly to theli consternation and that of their friends , thai the law discriminates against them. In some quarters the school directors will emplo ) them as before and bring suit to test the constitutionality of the law , If necessary. Ir some parts of Pennsylvania the Quakei women still adhere to their quaint attire and they , too , will come under the ban II they wish to teach. The same Is true of tht Amlsh and other sects In the state , so that , altogether , the anti-Catholic organizations anti the legislature find that their law , ovei which they chuckled , Is likely to be an ele phant on their hands. Next time they will perhaps go a little slower. The Triumph of Injustice. Buffalo Express. The decision of the circuit court of appeal ! dissolving the Injunction by which the hold' Ing of an election for a constitutional convex tlon In South Carolina under the present barbarous registration laws was forbidden l ! a sad blow to honest elections , fho ground of the decision Is not that of equity , but lacli of Jurisdiction. * On Its face thl ! ruling constitutes a gross Injustice. Its onlj warrant Is that the federal courts lack powei to prevent such Injustice. It Is furthei claimed by the court that neither the 1411- nor 15th amendments of the federal consti tution boar on the case , this being merely i state election. The ruling leaves the bourbons of Soutf Carolina full liberty to go ahead with- then Infamous constitution for the perpetual dls ' franchlsement of the negroe's. Unless fur ther action can be taken , by which a reversa of this decision can bo secured from the supreme premo court , they will unquestionably earn out their purpose. The only way to trea' ' South Carolina then will bo to make It paj the penalty for Its dishonesty by depriving 1 : of a portion of Its congressional representation according to the provisions of the 14tt amendment. This much can bo done , anc the Express hopes It will be. Jrree Silver ll Globe-Democrat. The free sllverltes would make more progress ross If they would adopt more temperate anc reasonable methods of presenting their vlewi and promoting their purposes. As a rule their orators talk like prosecuting attorneyi trying criminals , or like reckless fanatic : stirring up sedition , "If we lose this flgh In 189B , " exclaims , Mr , Slbley , prospectlvt candidate for president .on the argcntlferoui ticket , "two great cpndttlons are to b < feared repudiation : - devolution ; one or the other I > sure to camel" When a cause li thus advocated It discredited , and Intelll gent and patriotic.uneqple are not likely t ( give ( t sympathy and support. As a mattei of fact , there Is''no''reason to apprehonc either repudiation or revolution as the resul of the maintenance'of a sound money cystem The men who tnaxe such predictions ant utter such threats.arei well aware thatthi situation does not Justify anything of thi kind. They are deliberate and unscrupulous falslHers , who seek0 to1 accomplish a deslrec end by demagoglol'and Incendiary means Their consciousness the weakness of theli case Impels them to assume an Intimidating attitude , and to play upon the fears , pas alons and prejudices of those who have onlj a partial understanding of the subject. Ii they were alncercflyiirtlstaken , there would bo some excurc for them , but they know better , and hence deserve the severcsi reprobation. Chicane , Hccord Not only li the dlsgraca- ful dicker disastrous In Its effccti upon tuto offlrlals , but It throws discredit on the bonds that such ofllrUls are required 'o glvr. It Taylor's bondmen arc pracllcilly released why shout 1 not all bondsmen In future case * bo dlichargcd from the obligations they a - sume ? The whole transaction Is baJ from beginning to end , and the truckling of the sta'o to the deipollor of Hi treasury Is the worst fcntiiro of It all. lc Maine * Leader : Wo are lolJ that Taylor ut South Dakota will plead guilty , be given n lenience of two years and will be pardoned out In something les-3 than this time. Let's sen : Taylor stele about $250,000. His time must bo morn valuable than a. railroad president's. It Is a com mentary upon American Justice that uch compounding with felony ns Implied In this case may bu coolly dlscuisel In ailvanco ami scarce a protest bo ma.c a nlnst It. Davenport Democrat. South Dakota Is getting ready to Illustrate anew how a small thief gets heavy punishment while the de faulter on n sweeping * calo Is compromised with. Taylor , the embezzling mid abscond ing treasurer of that state , Is to have n special term of court called for his benefit nnd then he Is to be treated to a merely nominal sentence. Ills only mlitake seema to have been In not taking millions where ho got away with hundreds of thousand * . Hut then he stoJo everything In sight , and would have taken moro had It been placed within his reach , Detroit Tree 1'rcss : Taylor , the abscond ing treasurer from Sioux Falls , has shown himself a shrewd man and the -naje of Jus tice In South Dakota are made to appear In a strange light , He has negotiated Die terms of his surrender to the authorities und even fixed the sentence of the court at two years' Imprisonment. If this 1s the manner In which the decrees of the blind goddess are to be determined hereafter H might be well to have the courts Issue their best terms In advance so that criminals may accept or reject as the probsble proceeds of their trans gressions may suggest. New York Advertiser : It Is Interesting to learn that the keen blade of Justice Is to be sheathed in the Interest of absconding Treasurer Taylor , who ran away with the funds of South Dakota. Since he retreatefl Into the contiguous woods where rolls the Oregon and hears no sound save Its own dash. Ing , this able financier has been carrying on negotiations with the legal department of South Dakota and has finally reached an agreement whereby he Is to surrender pay over about one-third of his theft and ac cept a two-years' sentence , with the under standing that the governor Is soon to pardon him with a complete restoration of citizen ship. Mr. Taylor might have gone further and required the governor and his astute legal department to pass resolutions of re spect and confidence for and In Treasurer Taylor , with a few words of spec'.itl com mendation for his management of the state's flnarces. And thus Is crime made odious In South Dakota. AJi/JK.JftKVl AM ) JfKllK.lSK.tXH. The new Sargent creamery shipped Its first 1,000 pounds of butter Saturday , West Point has followed the example of many Nebraska towns and enacted a curfew ordinance. The postolllce at Ragan was burglarized and $300 In money and stamps taken out or the safe. No clew. Lat Drown , formerly of Nebraska City , has been elected president of the National Local Freight Agents association. The second semi-annual tournament of the Northeast Nebraska Tennis association will be held at Wakelleld , June 20 and 21. A Dlller barber refused to cut the hair ot the proprietor of a rival shop and was ar rested. The rival had to pay the costs. C. D. Shrader , at one time a populist politician and a member of the legislature , has moved from Logan county to Oklahoma. A man named Paul committed suicide near Ravenna. He was the owner of a 200-acre Improved farm and didn't owe a dollar. He was demented. N. O. Nellson , county surveyor of Hoyd county , has been found guilty of embezzling the funds of a school district In that county to the amount of $218. The work of grading and building the D. & M. tracks around the Missouri washout at Brownvllle Is nearly completed , and trains will be running over the new track next Monday. The Republican river took advantage or the recent flood to change Its Chanel at Red Cloud , As a result the dam of the Red Cloud Milling company , put In at a cost ot $5,000 , Is standing high and dry at one side of the now channel. Qeorge Lee of Rlnggold county , Iowa , se duced a girl In 1882. The young woman gave birth to a daughter. Afterward she married another man and a year ago died al Broken Dow. Now Lee has appeared al Broken Bow , acknowledged that ho was the father ot the child and has taken It to hi ! homo in Iowa. Cedar Rapids Gazette : Whore Is the mar In the Iowa republican party who will vol unteer to knock that financial chip off Sena tor Harsh's shoulder ? Des Molnes Leader : U Is not neccssar ) at this late day , after the matter has been gone over BO thoroughly for so many years to say that the contest is not between the homo and the saloon. The saloon will re main in DCS Molnes no matter what the supreme court may say. It Is simply a ques tion ot whether there shall be saloons which are amenable to public control , or whethet the alley doggery will blossom again. Davenport Demociat : Senator Allison Is Industriously earning the title of being "the still hunt candidate. " Those who want tc boom him are kindly permitted to do BO , bul he Is not personally directing a literary bufeau. It he were an avowed candidate he has not that quality which Blalne pos sessed In so great a degree , tbo magnetism or something to make the crows sing am ! shout and go wild over him and his nmbl ttons. Sioux City Journal : The fair prospecl that Senator Allison will fee nominated foi the presidency cuts no figure In the mattei of his re-election to the senate , The nexl legislature will re-elect him as senator There will be no opposition. Nor docs the senator need to become a candidate for re > election. It will be sufficient If he should not positively" refuse to be a candidate foi re-election. It is safe to say that no repub lican In Iowa would be a candidate agalnsl Senator Allison , so long as he would consenl to re election. Sioux City Times : The last general as sembly took an Important step In the direc tion of more efficient temperance legislation , leaving much for future general assembllei to do. That wise progress will bo made IK one can doubt who has carefully measured public sentiment. And not the leas ! auspicious sign Is the growing dlsposlttor ot the average voter of all parties , howevei It may bo In the case of some politicians to demand that this question be dealt witli as a business matter , and not as a more Instrument ot partisanship , which has already done so much to delay a satisfactory settle ment. D < JS Molnes Capital. The ocean telegraph conveys to us the Important Intelligence thai part of the equipment of the expedition which Is to go through the new Baltic sea canal Is to be , besides five tons of fresh meat dally , " 2,000 bottles of wine , 200 bottles of spirits , 10,000 bottles of beer , C.OOO gallon : ot beer In casks and 1,000 gallons of mllh apart from the ordinary rations on board , " There's 16 to 1 again ; sixteen of beer to one of milk ; but then , like otlr 1C to 1 , it Is nol the proper ratio. It provides for a pre posterous amount ot milk. The ratio of 32 to 1 will doubtless be found , as In the other case , the true one. The people over there must have been reading our American news papers until they couldn't think of any othei proportion than 16 to 1. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report Baking Powder AB&QUUTEE.Y PURE fJSHXOXAJ. AXD OT11KHHJHR. Nebraska takes kindly to a copious tank show. Inferring to democratic presidential tim ber , there Is Urcr Hussell ot Mattachiuclts. "Ho lay lo\v. " There Is nothing now under the eun. The modern girl dliplajs In spinning her wheel those traits conspicuous in grandmother's dayj. Slnco the dccUton ot the court ot appeals overtullnx the South Carolina decision of Judge Golf , Governor Uvans lias concluded not to secede. When Mr. Addlclu of Delaware compared his tc latorlal bills with the results , ho con clude I to retire from politics. The distance traveled WAS a trine. The log cabin had been substituted for tbo eagln us the emblem ot Kentucky republi cans. It iiggo8ts to warring democrats how to got In out of the wet. David Brovui Is a healthy member ot the Philadelphia health board. He has a record of fifty-eight copcecutlvo years In the service and his grip shows no sign of weariness , The caravan attached to Jerry Simpson's campaign Is necessary ns a moans ot trans portation. In other respects , Mr. Simpson Is lavishly equipped for the sound money bat tle. Ho has the voice. The patriotic councllmcn of Philadelphia Ignored nn unbroken line of precedents by refusing to appropriate money for n cele bration on the Fourth ot July. It Is prob able Independence hall and the sacred Lib erty bell will be wrapped In crape for thirty days , The governor of RhoJc Island Is "his ex cellency eo-nnd-so , governor of the state of Rhode Island aiU the Providence plantations , commnnder-ln-chlef of the militia and cap tain general ot the fleet" though no moro of this rigmarole than the first two v/ords Is often used , The Illlnolo legislature has passed a libel l.nv which requires that n plaintiff must show that his business or reputation WBA Injured by publications made In gooj faith. That Is to say the practice of harassing news papers in vogue in Chicago Is no longer sanc tioned by law. Mr. Edward Astrup , Mr. Poary's associate on the famous Journey over the Icecap to In dependence bay. North Greenland In 1892 , and who made the wonderful Journey along the Icecap above Melville bay in ISO I , has re ceived the Murchlcon grant ot the Iloyal Geographical society on account of his bril liant achievements. The United States supreme court declares that a man la not obliged to avoid danger by running away. The assailed need not turn the other check , nor wait until one Is punched. On the contrary , ho Is , In the opinion of the court , Justified In sailing right In at the first scent of trouble and doing his enemy with all possible celerity. Pennsylvania's legislature has gone the way of Its kind , followed with Jubilations and execrations In equal parts. The Phila delphia Inquirer says"It has been the prey of hog contractors , trolley and electric light sharpers and the Standard Oil company. It was the worst legislature with which \\o have been afflicted for years. " The most conspicuous feature of Its work Is the mul tiplication ot offices. The Ohio campaign promises to bo a whoop from start to finish. Several large bar'ls ore already In sight , and enthusiasm grows In proportion to the financial Issue. Paul Sorg. the prospective democratic candidate , rivals Bushnell as a millionaire manufacturer , while Foraker and Brlce , competitors for senatorial honors , have a few kegs of nails on hand. Should the sinews of war come up to the prospects , the era of hard times will corno tea a sudden close in Ohio. The Fair corner on the wheat of California , which caused a loss of $1,000,000 , was engi neered so bccretly that It was not known to anyone but the bankers who loaned tbo ex-senator the money. The four firms which recently bought the wheat had previously engaged all the vessels In the port of San Francisco , and to arrive for ninety days. Then , to prevent farmers from rushing wheat Into this port , they advanced charters to 33 shilling * . This prohibitive rate will com pel farmers to store their grain unless they can 'nduce vessels to come to this port. As it takes two months to get ships hero from Australia , and four months to hi Ing them from Liverpool or New York , It looks as though the wheat syndicate would get the lion's share of the profits this year. The Supreme I iiurt on Srlf- Wnshlnston Tost. A recent decision of the United States supreme court. Is attracting wide attention because It deals with a matter ot universal Interest , the right of pelf-defense. In the United States court for the Western district of Arkansas a young man was convicted and sentenced to Imprisonment for eight years for Killing his brother-in-law by a well di rected and effectively delivered blow. The testimony showed that his brother-in-law , with two other brothers-in-law , came Upon the defendant's premises to claim and drive away a cow ; that the first named brother- in-law was about ! to draw a revolver when fatally struck by the defendant. Justice Par ker , before whom the case was tried , in his Instructions to the Jury on the law of self- defense , said that the defendant was com pelled by that law to avoid danger by getting out of the way If he could ; that the only place where he need not retreat farther was his dwelling house. The supreme court has ordered a retrial , and In doing TO has given a lucid and comprehensive statement of the law of self-defense. It said : "The defendant was where he had the right to be when the deceased advanced upon him In a threatening manner and with a deadly weapon , and If the accused did not provoke ttio assault , unrt had at the time rononibl * grounds to believe , and In ( rood faith b ll red , that tha Otceatcd Intended to take his Ufa or to do him great bodily hxrm , ho was not obliged to retreat , nor to consider whether he could safely retreat , but was entitled to stand his ground and meet any attack made upon him with a deadly weapon. In men way and with such force as under ill circum stances ho at the moment honestly believed , and had reasonable grounds to believe , was neccw.iry to save his 6wn life or to protect himself from great bodily Injury. " Thn theory that a person "rmirt avoid dan ger by getting out of the way" was all right when It Mas invented , but that ? > < " prior to the Invention of firearms. To require a man to run from an nmllant with a gun Is to compel him to risk death from a shot or shots through the back. "Wo have changed alt that" In modern times , as the puprctnc court so clearly states. Jt/.Vl ! OAYKTll.H. Philadelphia lleconl : No , Maud , Jrar , wo never lie-aid of any one ciitchlni ; hay fe\er from Kissing n grass widow. Washington Stnr : "lit- good tnlkoi , " imlil undo Kbon , "am one ob ilo few ppuiilo dut nln' likely tcr In prove wlf constant prac tice. " Albany Journal : Ulggs Why doc * Brown always wrlto his Jokes on such thin paper ? UlBgH So the editors can BCD thtough them , I suppose. Now York Recorder : It pnya n man to bo real peed this weather. It would bo mighty uncomfortable In jail. Cincinnati Tribune : "Wlmt Is the now boarder's business. Pauline ? " asked the Cheerful Idiot. "He Is tunning a bicycle , school , " replied the waiter Kill. "Oh ! Teaching the JOUIIK Idi-a how to scoot , la lie ? " Judge : Cobwlggrr You seemed rather nmusoil over the Idea of your wife's wear ing bloomers. Smith You'd bo amused yourself If you could see her wbpu she tried to 11 ml something In her wotlc basket nnd emptied It Into her lap. Indianapolis Journal : "I seo. " ? nld tbo shoo clvrk bonnier , "that the Whisky trust Is Intending to uhlp Its goods nlung the railroads In tunls. " "It has been moving Its stuff nloncr the plilownlks that way for jear ? , " said tha Cheerful Idiot , nnd no ono said him nay. Wntcrbury : "Pity n poor blind man with n large family ! " cried a wayside beguar. "And how many children have you , unfor- tunntu man ? " uskcd n lady In treat con cern. "How can I tell , madam ? I can't sc "em. " Chicago Trlbuno : "Hloomcrs ? " echoed the society leader. "I can't boar the Right of them ! They uro shockingly Immodest t" "May I ask you , madam , pursued the In terviewer , "whether you think " "You must really oxcuws mo now. Mr. Faber , " she Intel runted. "I have a matlneo cnpupemont , and 1 don't want to miss the ballet. " Washington StarVe : are certainly ad vancing In civilization , " sad the statesman's wlfp. "Formerly a man could not become great excepting through the chances ot war. " "Yes , " was the reply ; "now he simply has to risk his Ufa on the political boil' < iuot. " MAGNIFICENCE. Atlanta Constitution. Hasn't pot cr baby carriage , Hasn't any toy- But ( lull's luxury n-waltln' Foh dut cullud boy. Hush-n-by , you pickaninny , Don' you ncbbah inln' ; Gwlnetcr git a ciadle made ob Watahllon rln'i THK ! tVlWOl.M.l'A3l'H JIA1SE. llocliostcr Chronicle. Ynar by year , nnd day by day , She lived In liopo of higher pay. She saw the city prosperous grow. She saw the school house overflow With hostB of children , large und small And patiently she taught them all. And as the seasons swiftly Hew Shu sometimes taught their children , f Through weary months of busy days , The bclioolma'um hoped to got a ralsol She did all that a woman could ; Her arguments were pound and good. She drew petitions ui > FO line That all the people ran to sign. The common council all agieed That she should have It , yes. Indeed. The board of education made LOUK , smlllntr promises of aid , While out of all the tangled maze The schoolmu'nm hoped to get a raise ! At last It seemed the way was cleared ; At last the needed funds appeared , Hut still the board could not decide Just how these funds should be applied. Hnlse by experience ? Or by grade ? So still they wavered and delayed ; They weeded out a girl or two Who didn't have enough to do ; Thes > e surely were the halcyon days. The Kchoolma'am hoped , to get a ralsel But weary decades came and went , Until her faithful life was spent ; And now across her lonely grave The long green Brasses gently wave. Her tombstone. In Its ancient place , Stands up , yet llea upon Its face. For though It says she has gone higher. I know her soul must still aspire , And lingering , lone for Gabriel's dayuL When every schoolma'am gets a raise ! BROWNING , , BROWNING , RING & CO , , RING & CO , , EELIABLE RELIABLE S. W. CORNER S. W. CORNER 15th 15th and find Douglas Sts. Douglas Sts. Going to Take Stock Soon. WE'VE A BIG LOAD OF CLOTHING THAT MUST BE REDUCED BEFORE THAT TIME , SO COMMENCING MON DAY , JUNE 17 , WILL MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT TO DO IT BY PUTTING ON SALE ABOUT 1,000 MEN'S FINE SUITS AT THEY CONSIST OP CHEVIOTS , WORS TEDS , CASSIMERES , HOMESPUNS , ETC. , Upon investigation in Sacks arid Frocks , und are the most faahlonablo tion will you positively ( adaptations or BUSINESS MEN , PROFESSIONAL MEN , itively secure a OFFICE MEN , > , SALESMEN , great bargain. and MEN.$20oo Your Money's Worth or We'll TradeBack.