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12 TITE OMAHA DAILY UigjiJj SUNDAY , J1TLY 20 , 1800.
H. noSKWATEfl , Editor.
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torial matter should he ndilrenedi To the Kdltor.
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ftddrei < si > d to The lleo I'ulillthlnR Ompany ,
Omnh.i. Drafts , checks nml poatnfllct nrdcra to
be mads pnvnble to the order of the company.
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IMiIng comimny , being duly nwnrn. Fiiya that the
nrtiml number of full nnd complete copies of the
Dally. Mornlnir. Uvrnlnx nnd Sunday Hoe printed
during the month of June , 1 0. was ns follows :
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Iie dxiluctlnns for unsold nnd returned
copies 10r >
Net lotnl Mlos tM,47 (
Net ilally nvornRp
nvornRporconon n.
Rworn to Iwforp me nnd milipcrllinl In my
pre-cnce this < lh dny of July. ISM.
( Senl. ) N. r. FntU
Notary I'uhllc.
Turtles KoliiR' out or tlio city for the
Biuntnor may liaro Tlio UPC sent to their
niltlri'ss by leaving an ortlur nt the
business olllcc or the Hoc. Tcloihone238. )
One of tin * bolting ili'inoirixtii' papers
Is tlio Stnti'.siiiaii of Austin , Tex. The
Htnli'.siiiiiu does credit to Its name.
The diamond trust Is said to hav
just ordered an advance In prices
Every poor man In tlu- country should
enter an Indignant and vigorous pro
To think that Senator Allen should
Insinuate that some of tlio delegates to
St. Louis were popullstw for revenue
only ! And the populist party professes
to be. the only parly of true retorm.
Urkvan's first scrvlue was In the law
ofliee of the late Lyinsm Trnmbull at
.f5 a week. MeKinley's llrst service
was In the ranks of an Ohio regiment
for the monthly pay of a private In
the volunteer army.
The Income tax which Ilryan and his
followers are demanding would yield a
revenue to the government with only
half purchasing power It' accompanied
by the free coinage legislation that
they are also demanding.
Isn't it about time for another an
nouncement of the failure of the peach
crop and a now attempt to justify tlio
demand for high prices for peaches ? A
peach season without these attendant
Incidents would not seem natural.
IMn a silver man down to the bed
rock of the money question and you will
compel him to admit that every ar
gument in favor of free coinage ap
plies with greater force to the llatism
pure and simple of the old greenback
If there were any venal delegates to
the populist national convention they
must , llko that bribed Itolln juror , have
u simply bought themselves , since ( 'Very-
I' * ' body Interested In the outcome dis
claims positively having supplied the
Candidate Hryan's great grandmother
Is a well-preserved woman in her 1)5th )
year , living at New London , Ind. 1C
Air. Itryan should , by accident happen
to be. elected , what a good prospect 1m
would have for a long career a.s ex-
AH between McKlnloy and Hryan no
honest money man , democrat or other ,
need lu.'sltatu a moment. MelClnloy
stands fof the maintenance of a sound
money system. Bryan stands for bo
nuses to mining stock gamblers , de
preciated currency and outright repudi
If tlie salaries of federal otllcers came
to bo paid In debased silver coin the
president of the United States would
be among the llrst to Insist that this
appropriation for white house expenses
be increased , The country might be
sent to a silver basis , but the executive
mansion , never.
A little Iowa town offers the public
the nnliiuo privilege of attending n
brass band carnival In September. It
Is feared , however , that the attraction
will about that time llnd strong com
petitors In the carnival of political or
atory that will be in progress through
out the state and the whole United
The doctrine of home patronage has
permeated every corner of the state ,
and Its general observance has been of
Incalculable benefit to our manufactur
ers , lly reason of It thousands of dollars
lars have been paid to local Industries
which otherwise would have been m-nt
outside the state. There are , of
course , many articles Nebraska does
not produce , but our people should
consume almost the entire product of
local factories. ,
As a matter of fact , it ought not to
be necessary to send soliciting com
mittees out to secure steek subscrip
tions to tlio exposition. So plain are
the benetils to accrue from the exposi
tion to every properly owner , business
man , professional man , wage-wirner
and inhabitant of Omaha that each
ought not only to volunteer his own
contribution , but constitute himself a
committee of one to push tlio enter
prise lu every posslblo manner.
The calendar of the. University of No
braskn for the collegiate year 1805-iHJ
Just Issued , gives gratifying evidence N
progress and Improvement In that In
Htltutlon. When compared with cnta
logues previously published It shows
what has been accomplished under the
new chancellor In the way of broaden
Ing the scope of Instruction am
strengthening the educational standing
of the university.
The first and most Important innova
lion which it brings to notice Is tin
organization on the graduate school as
a distinct department. Tlio graduate
school Is Intended to provide atlvancet
university work on the basis of com
pleted undergraduate studies and leadIng -
Ing up to the graduate degrees that an
regularly granted for specialized study
and original research , While the
courses offered to graduate students as
yet cover only a portion of the entire
Held of university Instruction , the de
scriptions of the graduate courses ami
the requirements exacted from appli
cants for advanced degrees afford every
reason to believe that the work will be
thorough and the standard well up with
those set by similar schools elsewhere.
In the collegiate department , which
Includes the college of literature , sci
ence and arts and the Industrial col
lege , the Improvement Is manifested In
the form of gradually increasing re
quirements for admission and In the
mom numerous anil varied courses from
which the student has to choose. The
principle of elective studies Is given
play within only certain prescribed lim
its , striking what seems to be a happy
medium between the fixed curriculum
of the colleges of two decades ago and
the absolute freedom for the student
that has recently .been carried to the
extreme in a few eastern educational
Of the professional Instruction un
fortunately the same can not bo said.
The college of law , which is the only
professional faculty completely or
ganized , &II11 clings to antiquated meth
ods of teaching. The bars of admis
sion are still down to any out1 who may
"satisfy the law faculty that his educa
tional advantages have been such a.s to
warrant his taking up the study of
law with reasonable assurance of suc
cess. " In other words , It is still pos
sible to enter the college of law , gradu
ate from it , and by virtue of such
graduation secure admission to prac
tice In the courts of Nebraska with
nothing more than the most elementary
grammar school education for the
Tlie only roinlnder of the formerly
formidable preparatory department Is
the list of names of those who were
enrolled last year. AVlth this year It
disappears. In abolishing this depart
ment , which was doing work that
should have been done by the public
schools In the different communities of
the state , tlie university authorities
have unquestionably taken a wise step
and one that will command general
approval. The two new schools of
agriculture and mechanic arts , which
are designed In a measure to supply
the place of the discarded department ,
must be regarded for the present a.s in
the experimental stage , to be judged
only in the light of the results that
may bu achieved.
It seems that the temptation to pre
sent an imposing array of statistics
for effect upon prospective legislators is
too strong to be resisted by the makers of
the calendar. The table at the close states
the total number of students enrolled in
1SUV.MS as 1 , . " ( ) ( ! . This , of course , gives
in impression of extraordinary growth
when compared with the figure 1-ltiO ,
given as the total in the catalogue for
the year before. Hut both are largely
fictitious and unnecessarily padded. Of
the 1.50(1 ( , ; t27 ! are ascribed to tlie now
discarded preparatory department ,
eighty-one to the summer school and
25 ! ) to a private Institution known as
the school of music , leaving the attend
ance upon substantial collegiate and
university courses of Instruction in the
neighborhood of 1,000. The attendance
upon the College of Law seems to have
been stationary , upon the graduate
courses It has nearly doubled , while
In the college proper It has fallen
slightly as compared with the preceding ;
vear. Taking into consideration the
straitened resources of the institu
tion , tlie continuance of financial de
pression throughout Nebraska , and the
consequent increased sacrifice which
parents have to make to give their clill-
Iren university education , the .showing
should be as satisfactory as it Is re
DUTIKS of II.IXK nniKcrons ,
At ihe annual convention tlio past
week of the New York State Hunkers'
issoclatloa an address on bank exam-
nations was delivered by Superintend
ent Kllburn of the Htate banking de-
mrtmcnt. In the course of his remarks
10 said that there are altogether too
many banks and tlio application of
this Is general whoso directors are.
nerely such in name and who give
Ittle or no attention to the bank's at'-
'airs ami therefore can know but. very
Ittle of Its business , lie urged that
noi ) who cannot or will not give a
reasonable amount of their time to a
.lank . ought not to be elected directors
uid If elected ought not to accept the
Tills to a matter about which a good
leal has been said ami legislation has
> oen proposed in congress defining the
littles of directors of national banks
mil providing for their proper per
formance. It Is a matter which does
tot concern the banks only , but tlio
public as well , or that portion of It
which does business with banks , Hvcry
lepo.sltor In a. bank should have the as
surance that the directors of the Insti
tution are carefully watching its luisi-
less and not leaving everything to the
) lllelals of their choice , however much
Mitltled to confidence those oillclals may
te. Superintendent Kllburn was en
tirely right In saying that no
nan ought to accept the position
of a bank director who cannot or will
not give a reasonable amount of time
to Its duties. No man has a right to
accept a position of trust and respon
sibility unless ho means to perform all
the duties of his olllee. Not only th
bank stockholder.1" , hut the general pul
lie , rely upon the character and busl
ness standing of'the directors ami thoj
assume and are justified In assuming
that those directors will bo something
more than figureheads , set up for tin
purpose of drawing custom ,
A man who appears to be the truste <
olllelal of n banking orgaulzatloi
should be held to a very strict account
ability. He ought' ' not to bo allowed ti
delegate his functions. If , through his
carelessness or neglect of duty , Imi
loans are made , It Is simple justice tha
he should , to the full extent of his
financial ability , save the bank fron
loss. If this principle had boon es
tabllshed at the beginning of the na
ttonal banking system there can be no
doubt that many failures would havi
boon prevented. AVhen n dlrectoi
knows that his own solvency may depend
pond upon the faithfulness and intelli
gence with which he supervises tin
bank's affairs , he will be careful as ti
the character of the loans which he Is
asked to pass upon. It Is too gener
ally the ease that banks are left ti
the niisupervlsod management of presi
dents , and cashiers , or a small commit
tee of the directors. That the results
have not been more disastrous is proof
that there are many more honest men
than rascals , but this does not warrant
: i continuance of loose methods.
The nomination for the presidency
of William .lennings Hrynn. already the
nomfjioo of /democratic1 / national
convention , by the populist national con
vention must be generally regarded as
a very doubtful compliment to the can
didate. While he has been chosen to
head the populist , national ticket the
delegates seem to have taken pains to
declare their choice in a manner the
most distasteful possible to its nom
inee. Hy forcing Mr. Urynn upon a
ticket with Tom Watson in second
place , after he had declared that he
would not consent to be the populist
candidate unless Millionaire Sewall
were given him as his running mate ,
the St. Louis convention has left him
In an awkward dilemma , from which
lie will find it dlllicult If not Impossible
to extricate himself.
So far as concerns the effect which
the populist nomination Is likely to have
ion Mr. Hryan's chances of success in
the election , It must tend to weaken
rather than to strengthen his candidacy.
With the fact staring them in ( lie face
that Mr. Hryan was both willing and
anxious to accept n nomination on a
populist platform , no sound money dem
ocrat will have any excuse for voting
for him , simply because he professes to
carry the party standard. On the
) ther band , there is bound to be a strong
pressure Immediately exerted by the
populists to secure , the retirement of
Sewall In favor of Watson , and wliich-
ver way the effort terminates it can
not contribute"strength to the free sil
ver nominee.
Although all the great national con
ventions have now been adjourned , tin
political maneuvering is but commenc
ing. The complications that must
urise froni the double nomination of
Mr. Hryan cannot fail to Jte the strik
ing features of the coming campaign.
According to the last issue of the
journal , "Architecture and Huilding , "
the free silver agitation is having a
ilisastrous effect upon tlio building in
terests of the country. That paper says
that no other branch of business re
lies more upon borrowing money for
ts activity. Land and buildings liav
been through all time the standard
security. Nothing has boon consid
ered more secure than first mortgages
> ii leal estate. This class of invest
ments has always been sought by care-
'til men who have wished to secure to
their families a competency beyond the
each of ordinary casualties. Savings
> anls , trust companies , Insurance com-
lanies and other institutions whore
security has boon of more Importance
han large returns , have always re
garded this class of loans as the safest
> f Investments. Consequently com-
mrativcly low rates of Interest have
icon allowed on real properties and
tersons undertaking building oper-
itions have been reasonably sure of
getting such capital us they needed to
urry on their work , with the result
if a continuous activity in building
ipcrutlnns In the cities.
According to the organ of the build-
ng Interests , which must fairly bo
( resumed to be conversant with
he situation , the free sliver pol-
cy , if it should prevail , would be djs-
istrons to those Interests. It says : "It
s argued that free coinage will bring
liver back to Its old commercial value ,
ir equal to the proportion of 1(1 ( to 1 ,
That this Is not likely to prove correct
s shown by the little effect the large
coinage of silver lias produced on the
iitlllon value of sliver under the Hiand-
Mllson bill and the Sherman purchase
illi , " It Is urged from this experience
hat free coinage will not raise silver
n price , "but effectually drive out gold
md reduce the value of all other se
curities In other words , give us a r > U-
cent dollar in place of a lK-cent ( ) dol-
tir. " Applying this to the real estate
md building interests , the journal
inoted saysVo : should find It would
create the most violent revolution
n real values and effectually stop
mlldlng operations. " It adds : "How
ever much capital might suffer
from the enactment of a free
silver coinage law , the effect on the
operator , mecliante and laborer would
10 even more disastrous. It would re
sult In labor disturbances whose mag-
litudu and riotous ferocity would sink
he worst In our past history Into In-
frlgnltlcanee. " Tills Journal further
says Unit "the great progressive t-all-
ngs of architecture and engineering
vould find their life blood drained by
he measures these men ( the advocates
) f free silver ) advocate. Our great
mlldlng operations , engineering works
md transportation facilities depend on
i stable money market and liberality
n the matter of loans , and Biich depre-
latloii of our currency and renudlatory
measures ns the silver party proposes
would rosfrWVn the most disastrous con
sequences jo .such enterprises , " Tfu < t
views of ini' organ of iv great Interest ,
formed rt'A'irjless | | of imlltli-nl or parly
considerations" , should command the at-
teiitlon of everybody roucerned In Ilio
linMporlty-.4tjt.tiiu building Interests of
the country.
A til ) f.'l'f
IIo\v tlttjclj-niid nppniprlntu that the
chief of - thITnlted States weather
but en n Plunihj have Keen lit ( lie past
week to Issue a special circular upon
tornadoes : niidj cyclones !
The toiinnio , we am nlllclally informed -
formed , i. a""sudden otltliurst of wind
In an otherwise < ) ulet , sultry ntmos-
pherc ; It Is ushereil In liy a loud , In
describable roar , similar to a continu
ous roll of thunder ; Its path Is very
narrow seldom more than " > ( H ) feet
Wide at greatest destruetlon ; It moves ,
generally , frotn southwest to north
east And r.-iroly extends more than
twenty miles ; it very often rises in
the air , to descend again nt a point a
few miles ahead ; It Is always accom
panied liy thunder storms , with often
ti bright glow in tlie cloud ; this cloud
has usually a funnel shape , which ap
pears to lie whirling , though some ob
servers have desi'fihcd its appearanct'
like that of a huge hall rolling forward.
Verify liy this the oratorical tornado
that swept tlie delegates to ( lie Chicago
cage convention off their feel and Im
paled the democratic presidential nomi
nation on Ijie crown of thorns sur
mounting Hryan's golden cross. It was
u day so warm and sultry that the elo
quent orator had to appear upon the
stage In an alpaca coat. The sudden
outburst of wind was ushered in by
a loud , Indescribable roar emanating
from the mouths , hands and feet of the
delegates. The path of vocal destruction
was coniineil to the area of about not )
feet occupied -by members of ( lie convent -
vent Ion. The tempest of the element ?
rose and descended ; It was Interrupted
by thunder storms of applause. Tin' '
funnel shaped cloud that followed In it *
wake in tlie mob of delegates bowling
themselves hoarse upon tlie conclusion
of tlie speech to which tlr whirling
motion was communicated when they
began their procession around the ball.
According to the otllclal deliiiition a
cyclone , on the other hand , is a very
broad storm , oftentimes 1,000 miles In
diameter , ami sometimes can be fol
lowed half around the world ; the winds
circulate about it from right to left , or
the way om > turns clock hands back
ward. The iihipivssnro always falls as
ono approa 'he the center , where , at
sea. there js a portentous calm , with
clear sky visible at times. The cyclonu
winds oftWi i'isu to hurricane force ,
but are noti.tqbe compared with thu
extreme violenf'o of tlie tornado.
The cyclone .jsvill come witli .the poll
tlcal tidali wa.yi ! In November which
will swallbiv tip the candidate of the.
free silver , ( c1el sioiiNts and carry the
sound iiionoy representatives triumph
antly into'Viowl'r. It will be a very
broad storiji. sweeping over the whole
onntry. ait6V > wJll 1m easily , followed
from f'alittlrtila' to Maine''nlnl from
Florida to . " ( he' Canadian bor'diu' . The
air pressure will fall as we approach
the election day and the clear sky of
eon-moii sense will be risible , through
which tlie light of reason and education
will illumine tlie money question for
tlu > great mass of the people.
The free silver candidate is the prod
uct of an oratorical tornado. His de
feat will be thu result of a political
An Omaha divine proposes , if possi
ble , to inaugurate a reform at funerals ,
lie deprecates the lavish display and
needless expense incident to tlie obse
quies of many citizens In recent years.
The necessity for such a movement has
long been discussed , but nobody has
yet found a way to begin. In the
very nature of the case relatives of deceased -
ceased persons arts alone competent to
say whether or not the funeral shall
be a simple one , IIM In the olden time ,
and the wishes of the near kinsmen
must , of course , be respectetl and car
ried out. Tims it Is that any effort at
a much-needed reform Is balked at the
outset , and the minister who can ac
complish It lias not yet appeared In
this part of the world.
The receipt daily of so many com
munications upon the live political
topics of tlie time makes it. Incumbent
upon The Hoe to inform its readers
once more that all articles for publica
tion , as well as requests for informa
tion , must , to receive attention , bo ac
companied by the writer's mime. Un
less there is some good reason why
the name should not be used It is hardly
fair to the public to ask the editor to
withhold it. Tlie signature of the
writer , as a rule , adds weight that an
inonymous communication docs not
carry. No one who has opinions to
express upon Hie political situation or
my phase of the campaign should hes
itate to express them openly and over
ils own name , „
The old , oftrexplodod adage that there
Is nothing ( ie under the sun was
iguin launched upon the recent law
eagne convciUlpn In this city last
week. The "law has been the subject
of evolution /list as every other feature
> f civilization ; ' What was considered
Justice in t.ftOnlddlo K''S ' would be
iow regardexl ns Inhuman barbarism ,
lOach suceofsHng generation of judges
md lawyers , /jevelops / the principles
jf law handed/ down to It , adds to
: hem and ] them to new condl-
; ions that WflfcA undreamed by their
H'odceessors.nThe Idea of an Iminu-
able body of legrf 1 doctrines is a fiction
nvented to give stability to the courts
mil enforce the authority of precedent.
Tut It down now that the year 189S
vill witness more strangers In Omaha
ban did any five years In the past.
National conventions are constantly
otlng their sittings at Omaha for that
ear. The latest Is the national con-
ention of building and loan assocla
Ions , whoso delegates are just the kind
of men wo all want to see and to know.
They uro constantly associated with
men of means In the cominunltle
where they live , and while as mem
bers of building associations they mus
Invest their savings at home , they wll
by their visit to Omaha get n corree
Idea of the west as a field for prolltabl
Investment. The west needs more mei
and more money.
Tlie rnlted States senate seems t (
have a cinch on the position of presld
ing olllcer of the national convention
The permanent chairman of the repub
llean national convention was Senate
Thurston of Nebraska. The temporurj
chairman of tlie democratic natlonn
convention was Senator Daniel of Vlr
glnla and the permanent chairman Sen
ator White of California. The tem
porary chairman of the populist na
tlonal convention was Senator Utitle
of North Carolina and the permaiien
chairman Senator Allen of NobrasKii
If there were only more conventions
every member of the rnlted States sen
ate might bo favored with the honor.
( Sraln men tell us that : t5 ppr cent o
last , year's grain crop Is still held it
Nebraska. The recent reduction h
grain rales , it is expected , will caiisi
ti large sham of this surplus to move a
once , hi order that room may In
provided for this new crop. Itallroai
men are preparing for an extraordinary
demand for cars , as L',000 carloads o
grain have moved from the vicinity o
Wichita since the reduction in trans
porlatlon rates was announced. Nebraska
braska jobbers and merchants generally
will watch this matter with keeues
Interest. To them It Is the most Impor
taut feature of the present buslnes.t
situation in Nebraska.
Dos Moines is having an oxporlonoi
with an unscrupulous water company
which is trying to subsidize inllucntia
citizens with free gifts of stock ii
order to promote n projected sale of
the plant to the city at an Intlntod val
nation. There is no question that
more corruption In municipal affairs in
all our cities is traceable directly ti
the pernicious Interference of fran-
chlsed corporations than to any othoi
Treasury otlioluls complain that thej
are Inundated with requests for Information
mation bearing upon the money ques
tion. Hut this is only a manifestation
of tlio general eagerness for enlighten
ment on tills subject. Kvory news
paper In the country is experiencing
the pressure of the same quest for facts
and figures. It only shows the neces
sity of n vigorous campaign of educa
The Iowa state railroad commission
ers have olticlally fixed the responsi
bility for tlie terrible Logan wreck
and exonerate the railroad company
from any blame for the accident. A
report on the responsibility for with
holding information of the disastei
from the public would not be out ot
order while the Iowa commissioners
are investigating tlie subject.
TIi < > SIUHI | < < TN of ! ' ! < < Ion.
ChlciiK > Chronicle.
General Antonio Macro is fallliiB Iiclilnd
In the race for the graveyard cup. He was
only wounded last week , wlillo Geneial
Gomez was killed twice.
Tln > Slinkf. nml ( InI'lill. .
I'hllaclfliilila Times.
To shake the hand and almost pull the
arm from the socket IB onii form of party
euthuslasin. Another Is to reach for and
pull a candidate's lee.
ClICNlir CiflN II In Dllt-.H.
IJoston Ololn' .
Both the Christian EmlcavorcrBtand other
religious societies have lost attendance tills
year by fixing their meetings upon political
dates. Caesar declines to give up the
things that arc Ills.
liintf llorroiv Triinlilt- .
ClilcnK" Inter Ocenii.
Don't neglect your business or your fam
ily , or lose sleep over politics. The sober
second thought of the American people can
lie trusted , especially so when the ohject
lesson ot the last four years Is written
above the doors of labor In a million liouit'.s.
\ot UN Iliiil JIM I'nliilrcl.
KanuaH City Ktnr.
With a banker as chairman of the silver
larty's convention , and a bunker as the
convention's candidate for vice president ,
what Is to become of that vast fabric of
irojmllco against the money changer , which
las been one of the conspicuous features
of the free silver campaign heretofore ?
Aillllli-riil Ion of Fooil.
( .lobe-Democrat.
Connecticut has a now law against the
uliiltoratlon of food , and the state agents
lave found by careful tests that the arti
cles most tampered with are coffee , pepper ,
nustard , maple syrup , lard , milk , cream of
artur and honey. Coffee , both ground nnd
ingrouml. Is subject tn Imitation and adul
teration to a remarkable extent. It is the
opinion of the Connecticut experts that more
than halt the colTeo sold In this country
Is a sham and a swindle.
Tlio Annual Scnrrltj- Mm.
Ilouton Globe.
The annual complaint has again begun to
como lu from the seaside and mountain re
sorts of the scarcity ot young men In those
places. A young man who makes his ap
pearance at these resorts Is sure to enjoy
a popularity that Is sometimes ridiculously
disproportionate to the popularity which he
rnjoys at home. At such a place ho Is a
survival of a race that Is well nigh locally
extinct , and he Is regarded with something
of the same curiosity with which a natu.
rallst would look upon a living specimen of
the megatherium or tlio dodo.
St < > iil * r llci-il In tin' KIHil.
SlirliiKlIeM ( Mu ) Hrpubllcun.
Mr. Heed's decision to return to congress
means that hu will stay In public life as
long as his service Is required. Citizens of
all parties should rejoice la this decision ,
for the country never needed strong men
In congress more than it does today. As
speaker of the next house Mr. Itecd would
certainly bo a pillar of strength against
the sllvcrltes and a conservative force , we
fancy , toward tariff legislation. Ilia plan
to lead the republican state campaign this
summer In order to Insure a crushing defeat
for Ilryan and Sowall In the flr t contest at
the polls In New England will meet with
the hearty approval of the friends ot gold.
Wo look for overyhelmlng republican suc
cess In Maine In the September election ,
A I'ornil.liililiri.il , Hut
I'Mlaileljilila Ixiltcer.
The most formidable fleet of American
war ships ever assembled will go out from
New York in a few days for practice drill
on the ocean. It will consist of thirteen
vessels , ranging from the heavily armored
Now York , with her thirty or more guns ,
to the little dispatch boat Fern , which IK
unarmed and unxrmored. Compared with
the fleets of other leading nations it inalu's
a showing llttlo short of ridiculous , yet It
Is the best wo could oppose to any one of
them that might choose to make a sudden
attack upon us before we could call In the
few other vessels that wo have scattered
about the globe. Obviously , this country
baa no business to bu necking quarrels In
the present condition of Its navy , however
proper It may be lor It to maintain Its
rights , la spite of. threats and uuowa of
Buffalo Express : Mr. Hrynn'n pastor In
Lincoln Is evidently ft most rntluislnstlr
Ilryan mnn. Ho prcnctiot a sermon on
Sunday on the honor which hnit befallen n
member of Iila flock. That political pastor
should be warned by the troubles which
came upon President Cleveland' . " ! brother.
Springfield Itcpubllcan : An KnglUh
clergyman who visited America recently ex
pressed some wonder na to how ministers
lived on $500 n year or so. Ilo may get
Rome bints In Ills own country from this
poster which London Truth reprints : "A
tea fete nnd gala In nld of the Uatistndwcll
curate's stipend fund will bo given In the
Sports' field on Wednesday , June 10. 1890.
Aunt Sally ! shooting galleries ! lawn tennis !
archery ! coeoanut shies ! etc. "
Chicago News : We can assure liev. lr.
Madison C. Peters ot New York that "our
republic will live. " H is too nrmly built
to collapse. o\cry time the people Investigate
public Issues ; It rests on a foundation too
solid to wabble every time n political party
rolls over In lied. There Is no surer sign
of the patriotism of the people than that
every mother's eon of them Is studying ,
talking , writing , hollering , yelping about
the great Issue of the day. So long as
the people arc Interested In public affairs
the country- safe.
Ilrooklyn Kaglc : Is It not absurd to
allude to the gospel when Mr , Ilryan Is pic-
eminently the theme of the moment , when
everybody wants to know what he eats
nnd wears , nnd what he said to his pastor
on that memorable afternoon fourteen years
ago , when he llrst entered the Sunday
school class ? It will bo n matter of re
gret If Mr. Williams does not enlighten the
public with all the details of his conver
sations with Mr. Urynn. not only on re
llglous but other subjects. H will bo es
pcclnlly n matter of regret If the Intclll
gcneo thus conveyed Is not dlssemln.ited h
the form of campaign literature ,
Chicago Tribune : There Is n touch o
pathos in the report from Uogansport , Ind.
where Hov. G. K. Scott nud Miss Dorlai
who eloped from Waterloo , la. , are In Jail
The girl with characteristic spirit plannei
an escape , and whispered the detail
through n partition to her degenerate ad
mlror. They Included the traditional urtl
lice of transforming a sheet Into a rope
and when Scott heard this he wnllcd. "No
think of my 200 pounds attached to n films )
sheet. " It Is an unhappy suggestion , 1111
should kill any lingering sentimental syiu
pathy for the couple. A man who weigh
200 pounds could not select a more Incon
gruous or ludicrous thing to do than elope
especially In hot weather.
Chicago Post : At the ripe ago of 02 one
of the most picturesque characters In Amerl
can history has Just passed to his last res' '
at his homo In Dubunue , In. Genera
George Wallace Jones was born at Vln
ccnnes , Ind. , April 12 , ISO ) , thus antedating
by flvo years that great year which gavt
to the world Lincoln , Gladstone , Darwin
Tennyson , Holmes and a host of the mos
famous men of this century , which his llfi
almost spanned.
Minneapolis Times : Ho neither draul
liquors nor used tobacco In any form am
had always been moderate In all bodily In
diligences. He was a man of striking ap
pcarance , extremely handsome , the very
model of masculine dignity and beauty. H
had a round , shapely head , thickly coverct
with curling black hair In his youth , bu
which for thirty years had been snow white
He was the last survivor of n gencratlot
which produced the greatest statesmen , orators
tors and soldiers our nation has known
Peaces to his ashes !
Sioux City Times : He took part In the
formation of the territory of Iowa and It
making a state of It. There were the usua
dllllcultlcs ot boundaries and details to be
settled , and , happily , these were settled
in a manner that has caused no grumbling
since. It might have made of Iowa a differ
ent state had a few counties been added on
the north and a few taken off the south , or
vice versa ; but there could not have beer
formed a state that would look better on
the map or pull together better In al
things for the betterment of all the people
ot the state. The work of statemaklng for
Iowa was well done.
Dubuque Telegraph : Oliver Wendcl
Holmes said that a man Is no older thai
bis heart. Though ninety-two years hai
rolled over his head , General Jones' heart
was young. His Intellect and his Interest
n current events remained keen to the
Mid , and though age had diminished his
strength and enfeebled his limbs , his Im
petuous spirit would not permit him to re
main Inactive. Until prostrated he foiim !
pleasure In dally mingling with men , am :
f he received as much pleasure as he im
parted the later years of his career musl
lave been exceedingly pleasurable. Du-
: > tiue | loved him as it loved no other man ,
mil now that he has gone , words can but
"eebly express Its affection and Its sorrow ,
The mayor of Thomaston , Me. , Is only
23 years old.
It Is evident that Mr. Sewall got the corn-
Held shako at St. Louis.
No matter how hot the campaign may be
there will be a frost In November.
"Heat apoplexy" Is the name they give In
.omlon to fatal cases of heart failure caused
ly bicycling.
All parties agree that Nebraska Is a piv
otal state. With two candidates for the
) rcsldcncy and two presiding olllcers of two
conventions It would seem that Us cup of
) olltlcal Joy Is well filled.
Mr. Durton H , Wlnslow of Hlddeford , Me. ,
s , perhaps , the most enthusiastic philatelist
n Maine , and doubtless has the largest col-
ectlon of any one In the two cities , there
jelng over 3,000 varieties In his list.
A tablet In memory of Kcllco Orslnl , who
rled to blow up Napoleon HI , with n bomb ,
ias been placed on the house near I'laccnza
n which he lay concealed from the pullce
ust before ho made his way to France.
Par greater and more perplexing than the
Inaiiclal question Is that which agitates tlio
labltiies of summer resorts , There is a
lalnful chasm In the ratio of the sexes. At
irescnt It stands about sweet sixteen to one
young man ,
Don Carlos , thn Spanish pretender , Is still
landsome , hut visibly older In face and
nanner. Those who know him say that ho
tow has no thought of the Spanish or any
other throne , and that the subject of pre-
cmlt'rshlp Is distasteful to him.
Prof. Gllbschln of Saddle Creek has sud-
lenly awakened to the Importance of good
oads. The eminent sage Is not a convert
o the bleyclo by any means , Ho wants
: oed roads so that Uncle Sam goes around
umplng free silver at thu doors of the plain
> eope. | No obstruction will impede his
irogress to the professor's vino-clad villa.
Si-cTi'l of Hllvi-r'H Drrllnc Shown ! )
Stllflxtli-N of rroilurlloil.
The following table from the report of the
United States mint shows thu production of
old and silver In the United States from
849 to 1891 ;
Year. Onlil. Silver.
819 . , . tlO.Ooo.OvO > r.O.OW
h-V ) . M,000KM ) M.IHM
W . OS , MM ) , DUO M.OUO
SKI . M.WW.Ouo M.CCK )
, M.Oijfl
sr.i . . . . . . . . . . M.OOO.OOO too.wx )
SKI . M.OlW.OOO 100,000
SW . , 4CfXKifiO ( 1W.6M
HU . , . M.GOO.COU Z.fJtjO.bOO
M3 . . . . . . . 39.000.OiJO 4XOIKJ (
Mil . 10,01X1,001) 8r.QQ.OOO
864 . . . < 0.1WUOO 1I.OUO,0 < X )
SC.1 . 63. Kill , 000 lU.-.Q.OIlO
see . , . , , , , . . . . . aMaw > 10,000,000
1,67 . dUr.,000 13ViOGOO
kCj . , . SOiX,000 12,0)0,01)0 )
869 , . . . . . < 'J.COO,000 12.000.000
1,70 . , . ( .0,000,000 10JIK.000 ( )
S7I , . „ . 3.i ! ) ,000 SM.000.000
m , . . . . . . . . 30,000,000 2S.750.000
S7J . , . t'M.W ( > 35.7W.OOO
, . ,
TO . , . 33.tn.KO 31,727.tM
STO . . . . . . . . . SV-O.lGli 3X.7H3.01C
77 , . . . . , . . . . . 4i.tl7,2 ( ! ) 3'J,7 ! > 3,673
XIX , . . . . . . 01,20ti,3 ) 4' > ,2tl.5SS
i79 , . , . 3 .k'J'U-Jj ' 4 < I.M2,13 : >
kW . , . Sli.000,000 2MM.OOQ
kSl , . . . . . . . , f . . . . . 34,700,000 43,000,000
SW . 3.W)0,000 ) 4C.MX > ,000
SU . . . . , . . , , . 30.000.000 48.200.000
SM , . 3U,100,000 44tOOboO
U > 1 . . . . . 3lfcO ,000 M.000.000
. . . .
Srt . , . 33,000,000 CJ.357,000
lifcg . 33.I7S.OOO M.l'Jj.ltlO
H'j . . . SK.UM.OOO ci.eic.ow
VJO . . . . . . . . , . 32,81 ,000 TO.ICI.OOU
k'Jl . 33,175,000 75.4IC.W5
Kll . J3.0UO,000 62.101,010
IliJ . JJ.9M.OOa 77.673.7S7
\YOM > l4ll't ! ! < nitOWTII ,
PriiHrre * * of ChrlNlInn Knitcnvor 5
( IrtU'N TtiriniKlioiU nip \Vorl.l ,
The nnnttnl report presented by Sccrolf
liner At the Christian Hmlcnvor ronvnnti
In Washington lias many Interesting fnc
The total number of societies Is given
4(5,125 ( , with a membership of 2,750,000 , n
all but three or four countries on the gto
All Canada has 3.292 societies , and
foreign and missionary Innds there n
G.3fl ! > . The t'nltcd Kingdom hns over 3.0C/
AuBlrnlln. over 2,000 ; Krnnco , 6(1V ( ; < \
Indies. 03' India , 12S ; Mexico , C2 ; Turko'
41 ; Africa. 38 ; Chlnn , 40 ; Germany , l
Japan. CC ; Madagascar , S3.
On this side of the Atlantic 1'ennsylvanl
still leads with 3,273 societies ; then comei
New York with 2,971. Ohio with 2,311. and
Ontnrla comes fourth with 1,817. Pennsyl
vania also leads In Junior societies , having
1.224 out ot the 10.0S4 , and for the third
time carries off the badge for the largest
gain. Mexico , however , takes tlio banner
for the largest proportionate Knti | now helil
by the Canadian province of Asslnlbola , Of
the newly organized Intermediate societies
for juniors Just graduating Into the Youn >
1'eople's society there are Illi , seventeen of
them In Illinois. Two new branches , the
mothers' and the senior , Imvo been orgatN
Ized during the year , the former with llfty
and the latter with twenty societies. '
Special Interest attaches to the over S.OOO
societies which have definitely asked to bu
placed on the missionary roll of honor.
They InrlmU' fi.SCa Young People's societies
nnd 2,331 Jtinlon societies from thirty-five
states , peven territories , seven provinces ,
four foreign lands , and have given $ li4- (
022. OS through their own denominational
boards to the cause of home and foreign ,
missions. In addition to this amount ? -00-
160.21 has been given by these some so
cieties for Christ and the church In othet
ways , making n total of J3C0.172.S9 , the
largest amounts given by any ono society
being $1,107.01 , by the Clarendon Street Hep-
list society of Huston , and a little over Jl.OOo
by the Calvary Presbyterian society of lluf-
fnlo , N. Y.
In view of the denominational discussion
the following statistics will be found Inter
esting. In the United States the Presby
terians lead , with C > ,4fiS Young People's
societies and 2,699 Junior societies ; the
Congrcgatlonnllsts have 4,109 Young Pee
ple's societies and 2,077 Junior societies ;
the Disciples of Christ and Christians. 2,941
Young People's societies and 1.0S7 Junior
societies ; the Daptlsts , 2.C7U Young Pee
ple's solcctles and 927 Junior soeltles ; Meth
odist Protestants , U75 Young People's socie
ties and 302 Junior societies ; Lutherans ,
S54 Young People's societies and 2CS Junior
societies ; Cumberland Presbyterians , 803
Young People's societies and 289 Junior
societies , and so on through n long list. In
the Dominion of Canada the Methodists of
Canada lead , with 1,041 Young People's so
cieties nnd 150 Junior societies ( most of the
societies known as Kpworth Leagues of
Christian Endeavor ) ; Canadian Presbyte
rians are next , with 1.02f > Young People's
societies and 131 Junior societies , Daptlsts
next with 173 Young People's societies !
and 34 Junior soeltles ; CongregationalIsts -
Ists next , with 10S Young Peoples' so-i
eletles and forty Junior societies , etc. In the
United Kingdom the Baptists lead , with ovei
900 ; Cougregatlonallsts next , with nearly
as many ; then the Methodists , with ovci
700 and the Presbyterians , Episcopalians
Moravians and Friends , In order named ,
In Australia the Wcsleynn Methodists lead ,
and Congregatlonallsts , Daptlsts ami i'rcsby-
terlans follow.
- 1 ' > > ,
IiulliinnpollH Journal : Laura Is It n
fnut Unit your engagement with Allllo wn ? .
liroki'ii off ? . . ,
Klora Why. no ; not broken off , exactly. - .
It Kort ot tapered off , ono might say ,
Detroit Free Press : "Klemlng won't
allow his wife to get trusted , lie says sh <
her want of II
1 41(1 k t > -
when she married him. "
Philadelphia Keeord : Nell-'ftrs. pood1' ;
thing has a strong will , hasn't she ? Hello-
Yes Indeed. Why. the other day , she hue
an appointment to meet her husband , an
passed two bargain counters without cvei
stopping. | |
Somervlllo Journal : The man win
praises Ills wife's oookliiK after lu > lias beoi
married twenty years , generally gels some
thing extra nice when the next meal come-
Cincinnati Enquirer : Ho-My love fet
you Is like thn boundless ocean. il
Sbo-I understand. Visible only In sum- -
Detroit Free Press : Lord Lumpton- .1
You've been abroad , Mrs. Lightly ? J
"O yes , several seasons. " '
"Have yon been presented at court ? ' <
"Necessarily. 1'vo been divorced twice. "
Somorvllle Journal : Mrs. Motherby How ,
are you _ getting on with your singing
l > ? ! ' > Sc'rciii > iior Well , I think I must bi
Improving. I notlee. anyway , that when ;
practice now tlm neighbors don't como unc
ring the door bell to protest. , ij
New York Recorder : The blushing brldo ' 1
elect was rehearsing the ceremony uuou
to take place. "Of course , you will glvi
mo awav. papa , " she said. H
"I am afraid I have ilonu It already. Care ai
Hue. " replied the old man nervously "J j |
told your Herbert this morning you had
disposition Just llko your mother s.
Philadelphia Ilecord : "Those daughters (
of Hunter's are peaches , iiri-n t Jliey ? 'J
said one. "Yes. " said tin- other : "but If cl
HtintiT doesn't llnd rich husbands for them ul
this summer , the crop will bo a failure. rl
Detroit Free Press : "Weren't you aw :
fully frightened. Gladys , when the cycloni
struck so nearV" .
"Oh , no , dear ; ( leorgo bad bis arm around' '
me the whole time. "
Doston Transcript : Dick What's the
matter between you and Hetty Squerlis ?
Harry Illamed If I know. The other evenIng -
Ing sbo was reading In the piim-r that largo
hands am becoming fashionable wltn
women , nnd I said'Ain't you glad ? and
she gave mo such a look. She wouldn't say
another word to mo that evening , and ali
has kept out ot my way over since.
ChlcnRu Tribune.
Si'O tbo maiden with th downcast oyea. al
Observe the rich red color of her < ' | H' ( . ' l
It has had that rich red color all th * -
Sen the young man.
Hu Is talking earnestly to the ma don.
Ha ! Ho Is about to kiss the maiden.
Hoes tlm color deepen on her check ?
It docs not.
It cannot.
It Is not a fast color.
It will not wash , -I
Does the maiden Illneh ? "I
She does not. , , , ; i
Although her color will not wash she ! nil
warranted not to shrink.
How calm ! h"w still I no ripples stir ,
No lircrzpM wako
J'hy silent undisturbed repose ,
Hwret placid lake !
On thy Htnooth breast , with uptiini'd
Tlio lilies lloat ,
Kach snowy head enplllowed on
A leafy boat.
I.Ike H.'iillnrN around thn brink
The dark trees stand ,
Whilst scarce lews real glearnB below
A mlrrorM band.
Save the soft plash of water rat ,
Or startled bird ,
Or sudden whiz of dragon lly ,
Naught elmi Is sllrr'd.
DID leaves iiliovo droop motionless ,
JCarli grass HCITHS Htlll ,
\nd merry birds o'ercoino with heat
Hnvo IniHlii'd each Irlll ,
io overywhi-ru tlm earth lies wrapp'd
In Iranco-llkii Hlei-p ,
And us I gaze a dreamy npi'll
Will o'er mo creep.
Too hot for speech ! all work , all books
Distasteful prove ,
Ha musingly J watch the forms
Thin round mo move.
' " .ir overhead , In deep blue sky ,
A snowy haze
langs motionless , then fades away
K'cn as 1 gnzo
Emblem of life ! our llttlo day
Ho oiilckly past ,
Dur nlncn left bare , till others rlso
To fade as fasti
fhns year by year fair nature tolls
HIT truthful tale
fo all who with a listening cur
Frequent the dale ,
Year after year thi'sn ancient treci
Bprcad wide their shade ,
Vhcn Hummer's hottest rays are thrown
A-down the glade
41111 whispering , tho' tlcrco may bo
I < lfu'H Kc.orcbliiK ray ,
\ calm retreat , u sbtltur sufo '
IH by thu way ,
Onu all unchang'd midst chunglne nccnci
Can still Tv rent.
Vbat mutters , then , the scorching sun ,
1'fucu nil * the

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