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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BER : u , i.ntor : , PUUM8HRD nVEHY M011N1NU. TIUIMS OP Sl'USOIUtTlONi IHIIy IVo ( Without Sunday ) , Ono Year . S M Dolly lire nnd Bunrtay , One Year . 10 no HI * Montlu . . . 500 Three } ! ' nlhs . S BO Hominy Ilci , On ? Yenr . > . too Kfllurrtay llco , One Yctir , . . . . . . . . . , . . 1 50 \VMkly lite , ona Year . . . 63 OFFICES : Omahn , The Be * IlullillnK. flouth Oinnhn , Hlngrr Hlk. , Cor. tt nnJ 21th Sit. Council Ilium. 18 North Main Blrett. Oincf. 317 Oinmlicr of Commerce. N w Yor , Honins 13. II ami 18. Tribune Bid ? . Washington , 1W7 I' Street. N. W. connnsroNDKNCK : All eomtnimlnntlonn rcUtlnx to news anil till- tDrlal mnlter eliouM lxs a'Mrejscdr ' To the IMH'-r. - nUSINHRS l.CTTKnSt Alt Im/tlnms Ifllcrn HCII ! rctnltlniifes thoulil lie aililrcmil to Tilt tlte ItiblUhlnv Company , Onmhn. Drnfld. chocks nn < l poitoillce ortlpn to b mad * pnynble to the onlcr of tie ! company , TIIK HEi : t'UHUfllllNO COMl'ANY , BTATEMKNT OP CIRCULATION , Ofonc n. Tzschuck , necrelnry of TliB n D Tub- Unhid * company , bdni ? duly sworn , rn\s that the nctual number of full nnil complete coplfn f the Pally Mornln ? , i\enlng nnil Runday lleo intntotl rturlnn lh month of February , W , was n fol- 1 . 11.123 111 19.JM 2 . 10,150 17 1S.057 n. , . , . . i , is.ow 18k , 1,179 4. . , ) . 18,110 19 1(1.177 ( 6 . , . , 1S.2I5 y > is. < xs 8 . . . 1S.107 21 10.133 22. . , . , 1 ! > .1S3 , S..I . lt,1K7 23 19.104 9 . , . 19.199 21 18.002 10 . . . . 18,075 21 IS.OSO 11 . 1S.1I7 IS 17.0SI 12 . . . 18.051 27 17.W 13. . . . . 17,911 2 ? 15.010 II . . . . . . 18.0M 2J 18,01(1 ( is. . . , . . . . , . is.tse - Tntnl . . . . . ' . . UMSO I.OM deductions for unsold nnil rcturnrd copies . , . . . C.B73 Net rntcti . 521,902 Net dally avoroKP . 13.100 oiouan n. TZBCIIUCIC. Hworn In lx > fore me nnd eubiorlbod In my prcs- enrn Dili M day of Mnrch. ISM. ( Real. ) N , P. KRIfi. Notary Public. liomo industry and Oinnliii nnil Ki'brnslm will stnml up for them selves. IltmtliiKton Insists tlmt lie never 1 > ouKlit 11 Vote. All he ever did to Influence fluence- legislation was to pay a few millions to lawyers and other trusty men. The TransiiilsslHsIppl exposition will ilo more to attract Investors nnd home- noekcrs to Nebraska and the whole west than all other seheines and projects combined. If they could only have an assurance that the outcome would be In their favor , the ISrltlsh might , even at this late day. become ardent enthusiasts over arbitration. The Baltimore & Ohio receivership may give rise to the question whether the same man may be a member of con gress and at the same time represent the United States _ court as a railway re ceiver. Any one who Is soliciting money In the east for destitute and starving people ple In Nebraska may be put down at once ns n fraud and an Impostor. There are no destitute people In Nebraska that Nebraska Is not amply able to care for. There arc plenty of things the Trans- Mississippi Exposition managers might do , and ought to , do. But the first thing to be done Is to secure congressional recognition ot the project and they are going about this Just now .an best they can. . " ' Mr. Ilimlington.'s cold la one of these accommodating aQUctions that comes and goes at command. Mr. Hunting- ton's cold regulates his appearance be fore the scmitc 1'nclllc roads committee as a witness , and Mr. Iltmtlugtou regu lates himself. If you have a friendly acquaintance with any mcmbcn of congress from the states outside of Iowa and Nebraska , write him a personal letter and urge upon him the Importance of passing the Transmisslsslppi exposition bill before the adjournment of the present session. Does the late State Relief commission actually believe It has a life tenure for Ha members ? Or Is their renewed ac tivity merely to bo explained by the fact that at last accounts there was still left to the taxpayers a trilling im expanded balance In the relief fturrt in the treasurer's ofllce ? In spite of the tempting 2-cont and 4- cent mining shares in Cripple Creek that promise fortunes In minutes , there arc some persistent Nebraska residents who prefer , If they nro going to speculate late , to try fate with the alleged Ne braska gold discoveries. To all of them "Don't. " wo say , . The presidential campaign In Ne braska may be said to bo fairly on when mass meetings and active work In the various wards are on the boards. From tills time on It I reasonable to expect tlmt the political pot will boll incessantly and enthusiasm be raised to the usual pilch. Never mind , there will bo several dou- ulc'hcadcra In the democratic conven tlon at Chicago , too , and they will not oil coum'from the south. The prospects are , Indeed , blight that ( hero will be enough democrats in Nebraska who want to attend that mooting to constl tutu two delegations from this state. The republican party , however brll limit Its present prospects of success at the polls next November , yut wants al the votes It can get. It cannot afford to exclude from its ranks men who re fused to swallow all of its declarations or all of Its nominees. On the contrary , it should and will welcome -every one who harbors Intentions to support the republican ticket In 1800. Thu iwrty tlmt gives out the Impression that It does not euro for converts follows policy In the long run suicidal. According to the secretary of the fitutu Board of Irrigation digging ditches Is oiio thing , and Irrigating lam la another. Whether or not there Is water enough to till the ditches at the proper season of thu year Is , ho thinks , the concern of Us projectors only. If BO , , of what UHQ Is the State Board of Irrigation ? Why should not the state bonul sanction every IrrlKntlug dltcl constructed In the state , and why should not Its endorsement bo equivalent to proclaiming tlmt the proposed plan is fcntilbla 1C nothing else ? It Is the plats ; of the board to save the people from Wild-cat irrigation schemes. General Charles V. Mnmlerron la now qunroly before the republicans of No- irnskn ns an aspirant to the presi dency of the United States. Ills can- illdacy for the highest position within ho gift of the nation Is In response to - popular call from personal friends lid political admirers In this nnd other tntos who believe him to be pro-cm- nently qualified for that great olllcc. In acceding to these demands Gen- nil Mnnderson has only entered the race after a careful survey of the field and convinced that the peculiar coudl- Ions undci- which the preliminary con- cst for the nomination Is being waged nro favorable to the success of n west- rn man. On this point General Man- [ lemon's conclusions nro In accord with lioso of the host Informed political ob- lervcrs. The declaration made by Gen- > ral Mnnderson In his public address mist bo accepted by all as a frniik and manly avowal. Ills positive denial hat his candidacy la Inspired in the nterest of any other candidate or for ho purpose Of defeating any other can- lidatc must silence nil further Inti mations of ulterior purpose or political ntrlguc. In declaring that In case Nebraska [ ( publicans shall honor him by select- njr a delegation favorable to his can- illdacy he will cheerfully assent to the casting oC Nebraska's vote for William McKInley or any oilier of his com petitors who can bo nominated by Its rote , should disarm all who have 1m- lUgned Ids motives. It Is a position [ hat will enable republicans of this state who have a preference among other candidates to honor their own state In honoring General Mnnderson without stultifying themselves or con tributing to ttio defeat of their favor- to. On this point the declaration of General Mnnderson that ho does not propose to interpose his personal in- llnencc in favor of any other man should the delegation nt any time de cide to withdraw his name loaves no OOIH for questioning his sincerity. It now remains for the republicans of Nebraska to say whether the candi dacy of General Mnnderson moots with their approval. The conditions under which he enters the race are by no nouns abnormal. Nor Is his candidacy n n Impertinent Intrusion that would reflect discredit upon the party or the ; tate. The constitution of the United States throws the presidency open to nil men of 35 years of ago born on \merlcan soil. No man is barred be cause lie lives west of the Mississippi Ivor , nor is any one required to an nounce his candidacy six years in nil- ranee of the nominating convention , riie state of Nebraska has the same right to support the aspirations of Gen eral Manderson ns the state oC Minnesota seta has to support those of Senator ushmnn 1C. Davis , and General Man- ilorson Is better known In the national urena and fully ns well , If not bet ter , equipped. General Mnnderson has as much right to enter the race four months before the convention as Sen- utor Cullom or Senator Quay. The supreme issue presented to No- brrtska republicans ! by the candidacy of General Mnnderson Is , will they seize the opportunity which presents itself to bring Nebraska to the fore and make this state a recognized factor in na tional councils , or iwlll they prefer to follow In the wake of other states rather than to load them ? SHOT OUT FKOM GUOAN TRADE. The Insurrection in Cuba is not alto gether responsible for the fact that the United States Is practically shut out from trade with tlmt island. Imme diately following the abrogation of the reciprocity agreement Spain restored the heavy tariff duties which had pre viously prevailed , in many cases in creasing them , the result being that our trade with Cuba was at once greatly reduced. Moreover , favoring rates wore accorded to England , the unfriendliness of Spain toward the United States in this respect being very marked. But the great benefit of the Imposition of ; heavy duties on foreign merchandise was secured by the Spaniards , who profited largely by this oppressive Uix- ntloiir of thn Cuban people. It is stated that the exports of Spain to Cuba have readied the figure of about $128,000,000 per annum , nt least three-fourths of Which , It is estimated , would bo pur chased by Cuba In the United States at an .advantage of no less than 20 per ccift if the tariff did not stand In the way. On'tills basis the United States is annually deprived of a commerce amounting to $17,000,000 or $18,000,000 , , while on the other hand 80 per cent of the total products of Cuba find a market In this country. Wo have no right , perhaps , to find fault with thu policy of Spain In this mutter. Wo had an agreement with that country which gave us a largo slmro of the Cuban trade and wo voluntarily abrogated It. That was our mistake. On the other hand , we cannot bo ex pected to feel very friendly toward a gov ernment whoso policy Is so adverse lo our interests when we know that If Cuba were Independent of that govern ment we should got most of the valu able trade of tlmt Island. This matter of solf-Intertist , It may as well bo con fessed , Is not without Influence in creat ing sympathy with the Insurgents , THE SOUTH ANU 110KEST 3IONKl\ The growth of honest money Bontl- intuit In the south 1ms been making steady progress for a year or two past , nnd whlltt probably a majority of the voters of that section still adhere to the free silver cause , the south Is no longer the stronghold of a debased currency tlmt It was n few years ago. An inter esting contest between the sound money and free silver democrats is now In proi ress In Alabama. Thu democratic state convention will bo hold next month , am' the prominent candidates for the guber imtorlul nomination nra Captain John Hton , who advocates the free nnd un limited coinage of silver , and Congress man Chirk , who Is opposed to that pol icy. As yet , there has. been nothing to definitely Indicate what the result wll be , but such popular expression In the. election of delegates as has been made lit encouraging to the sound money cause. If Congressman Clark receives the nomination for governor , It will bo a signal victory , In view of the fact that the entire congressional delegation from Alabama , with two oxcppllous , la for free silver , and will exert Its Influence In favor of Johnston. The Baltimore Sun suggests that there should lip more active work In the south lit behalf of sound money. It says that j greater evils than the country has nl- cady suffered from the silver agitation nny yet arrive If the sound money sentl- nent of the conservative masses Is not ultably appealed to , nnd rallied. The nasscs of the southern people , says that l > apcr , have no reason to wish for n Ipprcclntcd currency , nnd have never ; icoepted the wild talk of the theorists is gospel. It declares that the south- rn people are shrewd enough to distin guish between facts and beautiful ilrcams , ns Is demonstrated by the re sult of elections whenever the Issue of rco coinage against sound money Is ilearly presented. The cause of sound money demands arnest nnd persistent advocacy every where , with particular reference to Im pressing upon the national conventions of the two great parties this year the iccesslty of explicit and unqualified ileclaratlons on Ihls subject. The pros- dentlal election next November will do- ermine 'whether or not this country is o maintain n sound nnd stable cur rency , nnd there Is no reason to doubt lint the party which mnkes the strong est enunciation In favor of such a cur- cncy will bo successful. OUlt UAlLliUAD SITUATION. No question is ever nettled until It Is settled right. This applies with the finmo force to commerce as It does to lolltlcs. Omaha has been a great rail road center for years. But It has never nid the full trntllc ndvnntages to which It Is by rights entitled. Our railroad situation today Is , If anything , loss favorable to Omalm as a distributing center than It was before the reduction of the Union Pacific bridge tolls , which , up to within n comparatively recent [ icrlod , acted ns an embargo upon our trade and development ns a manu facturing city. It is scarcely necessary to point out again the weak spots In our railway system. Sufllco It to say tlmt Omaha is constantly wrestling with discrimina tive rate schedules that place it at a llsadvantago In competition with towns outside of the territory which would mi tin-ally be tributary to It. From this competition , fostered by railroad illscrimlimtlon , there can lie no relief o long as the trunk lines striving to secure the long haul shall remain in position to dictate rates and draw busi ness away from Omaha Instead of help ing to bring business to Omaha. It 1ms long been self-evident that ; our railroad situation requires now outlets to the seaboard and the- lakes that will [ lot bo under the domination of Chicago mil St. Louis traffic regulators. It is Idle for Omaha to look to the railroad systems now centering In this city for voluntary concessions. It would bo equally fallacious to expect the initia tive to be taken by outside capitalists. The first step must be taken by our own people. Tlmt has been the exper ience of other trade centers that have suffered from lack of competitive rail way facilities. The. people of Denver started the UIo Grande and made it one of the. great arteries of commercial intercourse with a large area of coun try previously inaccessible. St. Paul and Minneapolis capitalists built the Great Northern nnd annexed the trade of a small empire to the north and west. Kansas City 1ms been equally success ful In local railway enterprises which enable It to command fair treatment nt the hands of its railways instead of being compelled to beg for favors. What these cities have done Omalm can and must do to maintain Its posi tion in the field which it is occupying. The union depot question is in reality but a part of tills larger problem of trnfllc facilities commensurate with the demands of our people. Whenever the railroad question is satisfactorily set tled , nearly every impediment to our steady and substantial growth' will be removed. When a papo > - that keeps standing the call for n democratic state conven tion nt the head oC its editorial columns projects Itself Into republican national politics nobobdy will be surprised at anything it may sny or do. Common sense Is , of course , not expected from such a quarter. It is proper enough for any paper to compliment unit commend I nny citizen , of whatever party , who has Ii i a national reputation nnd Ls deemed worthy by ills fellow citizens to nspiro I to the highest honor that can be con ferred upon nny American. It is stupid , however , for such a paper toimdertuko to tauglo up the Transmlssissippl expo-- sltlon with national politics by urging' the Commercial club to invite the re publican congressmen and senators who are expected la attendance at the re publican state convention at DCS MoluiM next week to come to Omalm for a con ference. While there Is not the re motest probability that such an Invita tion would be accepted , In view of'tho construction that would bo placed upon It In political circles , the suggestion Is entirely out of place , and Instead of helping the exposition would have n tendency to hoodoo It. We suggest to the committee of the Commercial club that If it will guaran tee to flro Insurance companies that the next legislature shall repeal the valued policy law , rates may readily bo re duced. If the committee cannot do this , lot Its members Inquire of the business men of Denver for the best means of bringing the Insurance men to time. Last year the Denverltes had a clash with ( lie underwriters and won the fight on the first or second round. They meant business , however , nnd wcro determined to'get what they went after. ' The finance committee of the city council has conceded the force of The Bee's contention tlmt thu greatest pub llclty should bo given to the affairs of the city treasurer's olllcu. There Is no doubt of the wisdom of publishing monthly the transactions of the olllco and of holding both treasurer nnd comptroller responsible for the accuracy ' 'of ' such ivpnrj" . Ili rotoforc1 the coiup- t has InWPjIittlo moiv than a figurehead - head 1 or an 6ll ! clerk. I'nder the new rule t the ollletfBjjj made of some vnluo to the t city. J it t The house eflnimlttee on elections hns decided to tin nt n I/oiilshuin coiiRrpsH- iiiiui who soured his credentials nt mi flection tnlnh.nl- with frnud nnil to re mand tliu lijWjt ) of the vacancy to the people of thgjjstrlct ! | at a new election. Tills is something no democnitlc com mittee wouljp firm' ( low. A democratic coiiKross woiflti ee no Justice In unseat ing a member of another party unless they KIIVU hhrtrcnt to one o ( their own partis IPS. ! | " , The essential thins to assure tlio suc cess of the Tnuismlsslsslppl exposition Is coiiKressloniil recognition. That can not be smire'd by vainglorious boast ing , but only by forceful personal ap peals to members of congress , and es peclnlly to member of the house- com mittee on ways and means , supple mented by mcinnrlnls and resolutions from commercial bodies and other or ganizations In the trnnsinlsslsslppl region. During this year $ K12,000 of municipal Improvement bonds will mature. A proposition Is on foot to refund the greater share of those bonds nnd thus , remove the urgency of their payment within the next few years. The credit of Omnlm Is good , nnd little dltnculty will be encountered to the refunding scheme , which will shift the burden of payment to a later date , when the tide of business prosperity shall have set In. I'ruxcrlittloii Cnllcil DOTVII. Star. The contemptible ! pchcmo to smuggle an A. P. A. song book Into the public schoolo o [ Kansas City under tliu gutso ot the bible 1ms been very wisely defeated by the Doard ot Education. A Tnli-uliMl Chicago Tribune. The Bloomington man who stole a redhot stove and sold It lor whisky should not bs confined In Jail. Such talent should bo al ways available during the campaign which Is onen'.ns up. A Lively fl. O. M. Cincinnati nnqiilrer. John Sherman lias lately bscn participating In the business nnd debates of the sonata , with an activity that would do great credit tea a young man. Ho la setting a rapid pace even for his prospective galloping' colleague. I/el tliv Sec-die * * Hour. i llufTalo Hxpress. ' Secretary Morton has confounded hla enemies In congress , and done a righteous thing besides , by placing the employes of the seed bureau under the. civil service rules. There wilt np jb.a such a scramble for the places now. in A SKot iit th - Semite. Wallnilelphln. Hecord. The Spanlshfvmtnlster at Washington has undertaken I < Scalm' the public mind in his own country 'tiy ' sJiu'dlng word that the sen ate of the United States is an Irresponsible body , whose -nemairUs ana resolutions arc- not to bo taken sbrlously. There 10 moro tiuth In this diplomatic ? explanation ILan we could wish. in-nt : - - iITor limtnnce. Milwaukee Wisconsin. Many awktfardilcompllcatlons are sure to arise If theibbjditors to the garb of the Marquette statueH'jucceod In establishing a precedent requiring the sculptors to observe and follow the modern rules of fashion In pre- polilng thalr.iworko-for public places. Con sider , 'please ; ! a reporductlon of Venus with bis sleeves ami Jblcomers. The MrltlNli View. Imllnnapolls Journal. If , as la now claimed , newly discovered maps and records fully sustain the British claim In the Venezuela boundary olspnte , then her claim will have to bo recognized , but It must rest on something better Jiau an ex parte statement of tbo Drills ! ) author ities. This will , of course , bo carefully re viewed by the United States coinnslss > lo'i and If verified and supported by the Independent conclusion of the commission Kngland will win her ease. From present appearances , however , the dispute may como to an end through a friendly negotlatl'in ' and under standing between the original parties. * > Story of 11 l ot iiml Id-die. O'Nlcll Frontier. A peruaal of the McKlnley organs would give a uovlco the Idea that the great common people of the state had ceased their customary labors and gone- to holding camp meetings , praying that Mc- Kicley might defeat his enemies the nnll- tlclans , and secure the delegation. What norsonso. The people of Nebraska know that months a o It was heralded from head- i qvartora at Lincoln tba-li the delegation ' should bo for McKlnley. Who did thlo ? The politicians. Who organized the state McKinley - Kinloy club ? The politicians. Who officer It ? Politicians whoso names are familiar to ovcry household In the state. In the Stale Journal of the 28th ult. we notice that "Gon- crnl Thayer 'asks the publishers of the state who are friendly to McKlnley to send copies of thplr papers to the McKInley state- head quarters , room -18 Ltndell hotel , Lincoln. What are the people doing with McKInley etato headquarters ? Headquarters is an In- ver.tlon of tlio crafty politician. A united , unanimous common people need no head quarters. Away with this rot and give us a season of common sense. IIUN'TIKCTOX VKIISUS St'TIlO. William D. Kcll.-y on Hie Clilc-i lioiiritt of tliu 1'iiollle rimillni ; I'liiu. Congressional HpcorJ , March S3 , 1870. Jlr. Kelley I think that the proposition ot tbe minority of tbe commltteo presents to the consideration of this house as gigantic a wrong ay ever was submitted to the Ameri can congress. Two years ago every repre sentative from the Pacific coast agreed with the men who are now attempting : to destroy bis character nnd to rob him of Ills rights , In thanking Adolph Sutro for , tha very charac teristics which they now present to tlio house in order to brand him with odium. Tlioy thanked him for his foresight and energy. They landed bis geulu and the perseverance be manifested In their Interests end In the InlUre'&ts of that young and grow ing section ofh6' ' country , tbe Pacific elope. Sir , Adolptf SUtro's name will live when we who aro'Ivlegl8latlng upon this subject shall be forgotten or known only to some student of paVllaTnentury history. In the volume whlclPJ , ' ! hold in my hand , "Tho Mineral IlesouVcbs of the United States , and tbo Necessity1"tit' Inaugurating a national System of Mulln Wltb Special Ileforence to the Comstoclfljoilo and the Sutro Tunnel , " his name U'btnbalmed by tbe miners and the people oil'.the state of Nevada and of the PacificopaBt and associated with the most emlneut nien ot genius on tbo conti nent of Europe , . He has won bis Immor tality la the service of tbe men who are now endeavoring t'd'a'trlp ' him ot bla pecuniary re ward and hlsf honors and to associate bla name historically' ' with tfcat of Ell Whitney as a man wbo'jbav1nsadded to tbe wealth , the comfort , ths'13prosperity ' of tbe American peoplo. was doomed to exhaust blti life and die In poverty. Gpntlenun on the other side have spoken for the ownera ot tbe mlneo. I propoaa to speak for tbo miners , the men who with pick and shovel extract th ore , and 45 per cent of whom dlo of miners' consumption , which poizes them and penetrates their vltsla before they ar admonished of Its approach , and \yht > die In their youth , or In the vigor of ther | young manhood , prostrated by tbe heat and poisoned by the atmosplioro of these mines , Tbcsa Industrious men are Buhscrlblng to stock la tbo Sutro Tunnel company ; they swarm behind Mr. Hutro and beg congress to vest All tbe rights in him tlmt will enable him to redeem them from tlio terrible doom to which tbe so-called miners' friends would still condemn them. un.NHItU , MAMMCIISOVS CA\nil ACY. SprlnRvUw Ilernld Kx-Senator Mnndcr- son's boom for president of the United Slntcj tins come to stay. Valparaiso Visitor : It oems that the Maniierson boom ls spreading , not only In cur own lftte. but many other stnles are talking for him. Let the Rood work go on. York Times : You will look long nnd very carefully before you find n greater mnn than General Mandcrson , or ono who is better qvnllflcd In all respects for the presidential ofllce. All Nebraska republicans will ngrco upon that point at least. St. Paul Phonograph : Ex-Senator Man- : r on hi out In a public letter confessing , and not denying , that ho will not refuse the honor of a presidential nomination It thrust upon him by his party. There Is no valid rcasn why Nebraska republicans should not support him. O'Neill Frontier : The Frontier has Inter viewed a largo number of Holt county re publicans on the presidential situation and they nio nearly nil for Mandorson first and McKlnley afterward. They resent the Impu i tation that tbo Mnmlerscn boom Is for the purpose of defeating McKlnley. Silver Crook Times : Party custom rcqulrea that Mandemm should have the Nebraska delegation to St. Louis : wo fully bellevo tlmt ho will have It. There would be no question as to bis having It had not. Thnrs- ton cnnclinlqil that be could bsst subserve his own personal ambition by Jumping Into tbo McKInley band wagon. Tobias Gazette : Hon , Charles F. Man dcrson openly states In a letter that ho Is not a stalking horse or delivery wagon for any presidential aspirant , but that heIs In the race for blmsolf only , and that ho would esteem It a great honor If he should receive the nomination at St. Louis. It Is ono ot the characteristics of Hon. C. F. Mander- stm to be manly and frank In everything that ho does , and In this Instance there Is no cxcept'on .to the rule laid down by him. York Tlmra : General Mandcrson bad no need t9 deny the Insulting falcehoods of MR opponents In this state. Everybody who knows anything nt nil knows that they wore the. most desperate and unmitigated false hoods , Mandersoa has no occasion to hold nny man's coat who Is running for president. Tboro la no comparison possible between .1 fame like bis , acquired through twelve years In the United States senate , and that of any man who only served a term or two in the lower bouse. Uurwell Progress : Whllo the Progress Is a great admirer of Senator Thurston and be- llevea ho Is entitled to all the honors granted to him by the people of this state , we be llevo ho U taking a step too far when bo attempts to dictate to the delegates from tbls state to the national republican conven tion how they thai ! voto. We believe our state should honor one of Its own citizens , ergo go iinlnstructed. The feeling In favor of William McKlnley la well understood , but It Is not absolutely unanimous. Schuylcr Herald : The editor ot the Sun In the last Issue of that paper eays : "Mnn- 'I'rson's candidacy Is largely regarded us a huge Joke In Nebraska. " Perhaps before the convention meets the editor ot that pa per will hrvo chanced hU mind and the bug ? joke he Is now talking about will bs on the other rde : ot tbo houso. Mandorson , Is securing the support of some of the ablest leaders of his party and they propose to sea that he secures what belongs to him , the delegation from his own state. Falrflold News : We are opposed to an Ironclad - clad Instructed delegation to St. Louis. If we have confidence enough In certain men to elect them as delegates , let us have that confidence In them that they will do what Is best for the party and the state when they get there. If there Is any possibility of ex-Sonator Manderson's nomination , let them give him their support , and wo know they will do It ; If not , they will do what almost every Nebraska republican would do as long as General McKlnley Is In the field. Grand Island Independent : The recent let ters of Senator Thurston and Congressman Halner would lead one to believe that fnelr "scrap" Is moro In the nature of a mill to sse who carries Nebraska around In the jeanrt pocket. Now the great body of republicans care Uttlo whether or not Thurston has pledged the state to McKlnlsy or that Halner will deliver the goods to Reed via the Man- dsram route and official dictation at this tlmo will sooner of later receive Its Just re buke. Whit the , common people want Is , that an honorable set of gentlemen be chosen , as delsgatect to the republican national conven tion , who will go there and select a standard bearer , who represento the principles of the party , and one for whom they will not after ward be compelled to offer excuse. Holdrege Citizen : Some of tbe press gang seem to bo getting excited over the delegation that will bo sent to the St. Louis convention. By reading some of the papers ono might Judge that some one had been tryIng - Ing to steal tbo Nebraska delegation. That Is all bosh. McKlnley and Mandcrson are both good men , and both good republicans , and would make excellent presidents. There are others who have good presidential timber In them. The choice In Nebraska lies be tween McKlnley nnd Manderson. The repub licans of the state ought to be allowed to decide the matter In a straightforward man ner. To charge that your republican neigh bor , whosa preference Is different fram your'a. Is not honest In his opinions. Is uncharitable , to say the least. There has been a largo amount of that sort of reckless charging made against the Manderson men , claiming that they were working for Heed under cover. So far as we cm lenrn , they have nothing to prove there charges , and they are not helping Crete Vldetto : It la a poor compliment to . General Manderson , and cornea with poor grace to extol bis many virtues and wind up the panegyric that he Is simply a stool pigeon and a stalking horse for Reed. If that were true. General Manderson would not bo deuervlng the support of any one. nut It h not. The Vldotte has been and still Is urging the selection as delegates , from this district , Hon. Peter Janren and Hon. F. D. Wetherald , a largo farmer and stock raiser and an extensive miller , both protectlonlstB , both sterling republlcana and both pro nounced McKlnley men. All wo ask Is that they bo not handicapped at St. Louis with Iron-clad Instructions. We believe that each of these men would gladly vote for General Manderson If there were any probability of his selection. With this view of the case wo are satisfied. But the man who prefers a candidate from another state to an unex- ceptlonalty good man from our own state will bo satisfied with nothing short ot instruc tions. Oacola He-cord : The- supporters of McKlnley In Nebraska , who are maligning the mn who refuse to bow at the same shrine at which they worship , ore mak'ng a , mlstalco. We bellevo that the supporters of Mnndsrsjn area } honest In their poiltlon as are McKlnley'a friends. We believe they are actuated by as lofty mo tives. We also believe they are- honest In support of Mr. Mandorson and think that In case of a protracted struggle that ho will have a very good chance of b9lng nominated. If the fellows who are In tbe wholesale * abus ing buslneoj of the Manderson men want to see Wio delegation from the mate for Man dcrson , they are pursuing the right course. Perhaps that Is their Idea. If not they are a set oftchumps , and if the managers of Me- Klnley's campaign In Nebraska would take i\ club and bit hard a few fellowo , like the editor of. the Lincoln News , .on tbo place where their brains ought ttt be , they will do a great good for their candidate , Aurora Republican ; The attempt that la being made In some quarters to make it appear that the contest that Is now going on for delegates 10 the St. Louis conven tion Is a fight between Senator Thurston and Congressman Halner U simply rot. Thesa gentlemen are both popular with their constituents , but If they have any personal differences , let them settle raid differences betweu themselves. There Is no founda tion for tbe charges that Mr.i Halner wants to carry the state Into tbe Heed columns- oven If General Manderson \ \ o not a candidate - didate Mr , Halner would not bo in favor of Reed. Republicans admire the ability of "Tom" Heed , but all the congressmen in this state could not deliver the votes of Nebraska to him In the St. Louts convention. Republicans also honor Major McKlnley , but Senator Mandcraon Is the peer ot any man who la a candidate for the presidential nomination. He has been a resident o ! thU state for more than a quarter of a century , and for several years he was recognized throughout the nation as one of the great leaders p- the United States senate. Neither bis ability nor his Integrity waa ever ques tioned by political friends or adversaries , and for th's reason be wa * accorded an honor never bestowed on any other man , viz. : He wai elected president of th eenate by tbe unanimous vote of tha members of that body without regard to party. His elevation to lh nrct Jency wotiM ht of untold benefit to Nebraska , nnil so long an be Is e ndl u to neither Senator Thurston nor any other politician should bo permitted to deliver the vote of this stale to McKlnley or nny other ni n outside of Nebraska. If. ns la claimed by wme , General Mandcrson lias no show of n nomination It will bo time enough to cast the veto of Nebraska for Major Mc KInloy , when the fact Is demonstrated In the convention. Hut wo believe that the nomination of General M.itulcrson Is not only possible , but probable , If this state will stand by him loyally Mlnden Gazette : The Mnmlcrpon move ment isn't such an Insignificant affairas some ot the follows nt first tried to make U appear. The general seems to bo a "for sure" candidate , after nil , not by his own seeking , but through the action of bis friends. There should beno unfriendly feelIng - Ing on the port of Thurston , Webster , Cowln and others ton aril tlio presentation of Man- dorton's name at the St. Louis convention. McKlnley hnsn't been nominates ! yet , nclthtr has Mandcrson for tlmt matter , but the tact that the Nebraska delegation presented Man- derson's name to the convention would not signify tlmt the republicans of Nebrcuka would fait to glvo their votes to McKInley In the event of his nomination. If Nebraska has boon promised to McKlnley. or any other candldato , without consulting republicans of the state , the man who made the promise may have a Job on his hands to deliver the goods. Let us bo fair , honest nnd good natured with each other and use- our flRfit- Injr strength In whipping the enemies of re publicanism , Instead ot scrapping amongst ouroMves. ITALY'S IIUMII.IATIO.V. Chicago Trlbimo : A few mnro Mcneleks and Krugcra might chnngo the. views ot European promloro regarding "an aggressive colonial policy. " Boston Traveler : Italy's campaign In Abyssinia has been fraught with blunders | and accumulating disasters. Her fatuous policy will meet with scant mipport through out Christendom. Boston Globe : How lonp , however , will the twcly taxed peasant submit to constant levies upon bis email resources In order Hint King Humbert's government may pursue the phantom glory ? Revolt and revolution are nltcady "In the air" of Italy. They will surely materialize unless a speedy halt Is called In the country's march downward to ruin. Brooklyn Eagle : When Europe learns to attend to Its domestic affairs and to extend its Influence and territory by peaceful and honorable measures , It can accomplish moro for Us own power nnd the advancement of Its alleged cause of civilization than U can by means of blood and plllago. Abyssinia could have been bought for halt what has been spent in the vain attempt to con quer It. Philadelphia Ledger : Baratlcra was rash In his conduct and though his gallantry Is undisputed his strategy has been sadly nt fault. Ho should have awaited the reinforce ments which were being hastily gathered , but with characteristic Latin vanity ho wanted to return to Rome wearing the laurels ot < n conqueror , and his fatal ambition has brought 1 about bis own undoing and In dieted a terrlblo blow to the prestige of the Italian colonies in Africa. Chicago Chronicle : Is there anything In the civilization of Italy , Indeed In any clvll- Izitlon | of which the world has knowledge , that warrants Its propagation by force of arms , by bloodshed and slaughter ? la tlio Italian , as a matter of fact , superior In any sense to tbe Abyssinian ? la Victoria or William a better monarch than ho who , overwhelming the battalions of Italy , has saved his coun try from Invasion and bas plunged foiled and unhappy Rome Into the wildest excitement ? Buffalo Express : The popular outbreaks In Italy are the most serious results of the defeat for the Italian government. Tbe poo- pla care nothing about conquests In Africa. The Idea of national glory , which would ani mate Englishmen or Frenchmen at such a tlmo , seems to bo wholly lacking. The Ital ians are filled with wrath because sons nnd husbands and brothers have been sent to their death in BO profitless a quarrel. It la likely that this feeling Is shared by the troops themselves and the great danger whlcb confronts the Italian government now is that the soldiers who are relied on , to put down the mobs will mutiny and Join' them. This danger is what Is likely to cause the entire abandonment of the African war. Should tlio campaign be resumed and the popular frenzy continue the existence of the monarchy Itself might bo In danger. ' rOLITJCAI , I'OINTKIIS. Florida republican factions elected two sets of state delegates to St. Louis. Every republican county convention held In Iowa up to date endorsed Senator Allison for president. The reported discovery of a gold-bearing strata In Missouri preceded the call for a conference ot silver democrats Issued by Governor Stone. In view of tbe pronounced hit of Thomas Collier Platt. vocalist , at a recent harmony dinner In New York , admirers of political music are trying to persuade him to lead the singing In St. Louis. Senator Vest of Missouri urges the adoption ot a plan which would prevent an anti-silver delegate being chosen by the democrats of the state. Ho wants the cholco of delegates by districts dispensed with , leaving the elec tion to the state convention. If the plan Is put In operation the administration forces will elect district as well ns delegatcs-al- large , and carry tlio war Into the Chicago convention. I.V TIMi WMMIIXATOMlAt , riHLI > . I'Uttftmouth Yrlbimo We tell you In con fidence , gentle reader though thorn Isn't nny great stir About It that Kngrne Moore wilt be the next governor of Nebraska , Red Cloud Golden Holt And when thft proper time conies It will bo found that Jack McColl will b in the race ! not thai wo f vor him nt nil , but the rising dirt locates the mole. Silver Creek Times : Mayor llro tch ot Omalm Is rending out lottrrn to his friends over the state announcing big candidacy for the republican nomination for governor , nnd soliciting their support , but Wlhsldo Tribune : The state convention la a long ways off ns yet , but at present Auditor - tor 'Oono Moore seems to have the start ot the rest of the well kept gentlemen who are trotting After tbo republican nomination for governor. Lincoln News : The next republican nomi nee for governor mint bo n man of iiterllng republicanism , whoso honesty nnd Int6grlty nro unquestioned , and who ROCS Into tbo can vass without any corporation entanglements or , an Mr. Molklcjohn says , any distrust ot the methods whlcb secured the nomination. Among the candidates thus far presented , but two or three bnvo openly avowed their candidacy , but the list of actual candidates now embraces Mr. Melklejobn , Auditor KURcnc Moore , Jack McColl , John T. Malla- llcu nnd Clalra Adams , From such nn array It ought to bo easy to pick a strong , winning candidate. The News 1ms no particular can dldato , nnd the convention will not RO wrong It U select ? any one of tbo five. But It Is nevertheless n fact tlmt tbo nroplo nro de sirous of hearing from the other candidates Just as frankly ns from Mr , Molklcjohn. I'AHsixu i'Li\sAvnms. Indianapolis Journal : "There , " said the mother , ' 'don't you feel belter ? ' ' And the llltlo boy whoso troiwcra Imd Just been patched , rcmnrkcd na lie silt down : "I think 1 nm on the mend. " Yonkera Statesman ! , "A follow always fcota satisfied with himself nftor Imvlntr taken n little frame , said tbo fellow raining out of tbo rcMnurnnf. "Well , It nil dcpcndi on wlmt kind oC enmc he's been Inking In , " replied bis friend , who hnd been out nt tbo poKer club. Chicago Record : Amateur Got any devel opers ? Dealer Yes , two now ones : the sulpha to of mono-mcthylparamldaphcnol nnd tbo murlnte or jiarnoxy-pnenllnnildoacetato. Amntcur Thnt'M all right , but I want something1 for Instantaneous vfork. New York Recorder : "Jennie , " said Mr. I'ortly , "I wish you'd put a 'V In my dress trousers. I'm getting too stout to wear em. " "I will , " responded bis spouse ; "but I wish you'd fV's' ( put a couple of n my puree. It's getting HO thin that it slips through my fingers. " Clnclnntnl Knqulrer : "Heat nnd cold. " began the phlllsophlcal bonrder , "nro only ' " ro'-atlve. "Yes , " Aebury Peppers assented ; "nnd the rlchor they nre tbo colder. " "The richer what are ? " "Holatlves. " Detroit Tribune : First Woman I was siifferlnK untold npony. Second Woman Dear mel What did you do for It ? First Woman Oh , neighbor happened In just In the nick of time , and I told Her. Kansas City Star : An Atchtron man re cently canplit three different men kissing his wife , whereupon he went to a lawyer. "You have very coed grounds for di vorce , " the lawyer snld. "I don't want a divorce , " tbo citizen re plied ; "I want to Ket out an Injunction to make them quit III" Indianapolis Journal : The time was well , the tlmo was about the usual hour this sort of thlnpr happens. Said he : "I have serious thoughts of Rolnj ; on the Blng-o. " Bald aho : "Oh I On Iho stage. You really astonished mo for a moment. " STYLE. Harper's Weekly. "Fine feathers do not mnko fine birds. " But every harum-scarum Is not a prince ; BO heed my words : If you've line feathers , wear "em. CUIMU'S PLANS. Hnrper's Bazar. "Good morning , Cupid , " said I to Dan , As along1 the street he shivering ran ; "Pray what's you- quest Thnt you cannot rest ? I / Sit down with meTe To a cup of tea. Warm your frozen toes And your frost-bitten nose. " "I cannot wait. " snld the uttlo man ; "I'm a busy boy today , " said Dan. "I cannot eat and I cannot sleep , I For this is the Kladsome year of leap. And nil the glrlt Heaven bless their curia ! Arc after mo ; For don't you see 'TIs tbo last leap year or. tlio century And what Is more. There'll not bo another tl'.l nineteen foil Eight years clapo Before they'll Ret a change at the chnpv They're Bending me liere. They're sending' mo there , With messages queer And locks of hair , Till finally I'll conllde to you I found I really could never get through Whllo working alone Without the use of the telcphon And that Is why I'm scurrying by , I'vo a thousand men on each ten lines Awaiting1 their Phyllis' valentines , And I'vo made ono rhyme as good as gold. That'll do for the lot in manifold And this la the rhyme : 'My lover true , I love , I love , I love but you. ' And they'll all get that , und they'll each opine He's the only one on the telephone line. " It don't worry us For If the mercury goes down wo can keep you wurm nnd if It fihoots up wo have BOIV- ponablo and appropriate garments for the occasion. Still , at this time of the year , would rather BOO you leaving our utoro with band box and bundle than breasting a Nebraska blizzard. You are tired of that heavy winter over coat and v\ ill no doubt inalro a change as soon as you dare. Wo have got ono of the smoothest stocks of spring top coats ever shown in this town. The "Covert" Top Coat with tape seams is the boy lor ginger. They are full lined and skeleton and modest Bprlng shades ; them those grays , browns and blacks are rich , gontocl appearing coats , full silk lined and some silk faced. Wo have mnny styles to show you in all lengths , materials nnd colors. So before you purclmso ploaaa look us ovor. It the coat idea don't moot with your approval and you want t : > tone up a little buy a now hat. Nothing that changes the whole oxtorlcr so "Old mon mudo young , homely mon made handsome" with our now spring YOUMAN HATS. Tlioy run in all dimensions for mon , big or Uttlo. There are others , also that are all right and cost loss. Wo have about fifty stylus to show you and range In prioo from 91,50 to $5.00 ouch. e are sole agentf for tbe Celebrate Yotiman Hats. Browning , King & Co. Hiliablo OlotbiorB , Hattera and Furnishers , This U the Spring Block. S. Wt Cor. 15th and Douglas.