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Tlit- cloud Unit looms tip In tin * liorb.oi Just now is the condition of the ft'iti ' treasury. _ _ TIIO ntuiiml riot between Iowa am Nebraska may be looked for on Tlmnkf KlvhiK day. Now that Bryan lias KOIIO into the show business Hie Associated press Bbould presuiit him with a bill for art vertlsitiff. The fusion inajorlt.v of the Incoming Inclslntnre lias reserved one position for tile silver republicans , vlx , that of superintendent of cuspidors. How niueli of tlie permanent state school fund Is permanently invested In notes on which the stale could not realize 10 cents on the dollar ? A now union depot does not moan u structure reared on an old and ruinous foundation. Tile people should not al low themselves to lu hoodwinked. Mrs. Tom Patterson Introduced Itrynn to a Denver audience as the llrst presi dent of the twentieth century. 1'resl- dent of wlmt ? President of .some de bating club. The report of the Inspector general of the army as to the increased cllick'iicy of candidates for cnllslim > nt is inost oncouranliii' . The army makes up in quality whatever It lacks in quantity. A commander so Kt-nsltivo to climatic conditions ns Captain ( Jciieral Weyier oiifjht to make special arrangements with the weather bureau before In ? starts out to put down a Unban revolu tion. The design of creating : i metropolitan police aijd lire commission was to keep the police and lire forces out of politics. To make the commission elective would force every Jlreamu and policeman Into politics. It Is not absolutely certain that the Nail trust has been smashed for good. It may only be playing 'possum by going out of business until the courts let up and the cases now pending have been dropped. Serious charges of neglect of duty affecting the safely of the entire busi ness district of Omaha have been pub licly made against the city electrician. If the charges are unfounded they should be as publicly refuted. If Omaha could only get rid of n lot of Petur Kuiiks and confidence sharks who are thrusting themselves to the front constantly as "representative busi ness men" ami blow bubbles , build air castles and project colossal enterprises * 5 t require vast capital , we feel sure P > city would make more substantial rieadway. It was Hob Ingersoll who said , "Yon cannot create value by law any more tnan you could make oats by resolution of a political convention. " This Is true also of building union depots by resolu tion. If resolutions would build a great depot Omaha would by this time have boasted the greatest railway depot on the face of the earth. The success of the exposition will de pend largely upon the diameter and capacity of the men that are to manage that great enterprise. It Is therefore of the utmost Importance that the ilfty directors to be chosen next week shall be men who command public confidence nnd who possess the requisite energy nnd ability for lluancii-rlng and super vising the greatest project Omaha has over undertaken. It will bo gratifying for many of our citizens to know that " .Mr. L. D. Fowler , nn Omaha banker , " has reached Wash ington and has been In consultation with Comptroller Kckdo relative to a banking bill which .Mr. Fowler has prepared - pared and which ho thinks will largely contribute to settling many of Ilio Iliian- clal dllllculties which have embarrassed the country , but from which the west inoro particularly has Kurfered most severely. While Mr. Fowler does not Indicate what that particular dllllculty Is , we ourmlso that he means political banking. In this we fully concur with Mr. Fowler. If political banking could bo suppressed by any legislation , na tional or state , wo feel sure that a good many banks which have experienced rtllllctiHlL's would have experienced no dllllctilly In buffeting the wuvcu while the tempest raged. ; , /AT/.IT/O.V. . Ilrnr.ll Is experiencing the 111 effectrt of currency Inflation and advices from that country indicate that the financial and business disturbance Is likely to bo very wrlotis , both to the commercial Interests of the country and the credit j oftlie government. U appears that the ' present financial condition In Ilru7.ll Is due Hist of all to the enormous expan sion of the currency as soon as the re publican government was established. There Immediately ensued a very lib eral dispensation of government grants and privileges to banks , corporations and Individuals. An enormous Issue of currency was made ami for a time there seemed to bo a high degree of prosperity , but as In all such cases this was more or less a sham. Under the circumstances the wonder Is that the collapse did not come sooner , but It was Inevitable and now Ittmll is hav ing the saint ! experience the Argentine Republic had In 1S0 ! ! from the same cause an experience the calamitous ef fects of which the latter country Is still suffering from , though nix years have passed since the panic burst upon It and nearly ruined the great London banking house of Haring Itros. Ur.ix.il may not suffer so severely as her sister republic did , but It will probably take her years to recover and get upon a sound financial basin. Lessons like this have been so nu merous In the world's history that It would seem nobody could be deluded into supporting any scheme of reckless currency Inflation , yet there are people upon whom such teaching have no In fluence and they are more numetous hero than In any other enlightened country on the globe. 1IA IIVIMAAKXKXATION. . It is already apparent that a strong pressure will be brought to bear on the next administration and congress In be half. ' of Hawaiian annexation. Advices from Hawaii show that the result of the late election In the United States has encouraged the men in power In Hawaii to believe that about all they will have to do , when the republican party Is in power , In order to secure aniicxallou , Is to ask for It. The Hawaiian minister of foreign affairs is reported .to have said Unit annexation In Koine form Is expected and that prepa rations for it are being made. "Our government is pledged to annexation , " and the country is prepared for It. " It Is also said that the visit of ex-Secre tary of State Foster to Honolulu has had the effect to revive hope among the authorities of Hawaii of a union of some kind witli this country In the near future , though Mr. Foster could speak on the subject only as a private individual. It appears that gentleman has become convinced , from n study of the situation , that annexation of the Sandwich Islands to the United States Is greatly to be desired and that fact Is being made the most of by the advo cates of annexation. The republican natloiial platform de clares that the Hawaiian islands should be controlled by the United Slates and no foreign power should be permitted to interfere with them. Major McKInley - ley approved this position of the party Iji his letter of acceptance. Hut the declaration of the platform docs not necessarily imply that the United States should annex those Islands. The control demanded need go no farther ( ban to insist upon the Independence of the islands so far as foreign nations are concerned and the safeguarding them from Interference. Nobody questions that It Is our interest and our duty to do this and It Is undoubtedly the under standing of the nations that it is our intention to do it. Having recognized the republican government of Hawaii , we .should accord It every moral sup port , but neither tolerate any foreign Interference with It nor interfere with It ourselves. It should be permitted to work out Its dc.stiny in Its own way and If it be the will of the Hawaiian people that republican government there shall bo maintained the American people will give It all proper encourage- incut and support. More thau this the United Stales can not wisely and prudently do. Annexa tion of the Islands would be -departure from tlie traditional policy of tills coun try that no conservative citizen , respect ing the policy of the past , can contem plate without apprehension. Hawaii Is remote territory. It Is more than U',000 miles distant from our western bound ary. Its possession would require a largo annual outlay for military and naval protection , most if not nil of which would come out of the pockets of American taxpayers. Hut the great ob jection to the proposition of annexation Is that it would inaugurate a policy of territorial acquisition which might be come n source of serious trouble , for once having embarked on such a course : t Is impossible to say where It would halt. Domination of the Rontlmeiit for territorial extension would be a dangerous thing. A e confidently believe that Major McKiuley will bo found to take a con- wvatlvp view of this matter and that ils administration will be guided In regard to It by tlie traditional policy of the government and the Intelligent udgmcnt of the country. inronrs. Headers of reports regarding tlie views and Intentions of President-elect Mclvlnley should not give them too eady credence when unaccompanied ly confirmatory evidence. It has been shown that nearly all such reports since the election , and they have been nimcrous , were unauthorized , while lot a few of them have been bald mis- cpresentatloiis. The chairman of the cpuhllcan national committee has been mule the victim of some of those 'fakes , " notably In ono case wlicro he vas alleged to have outlined to n Chi- : ago man the policy of the next admin- stratlon. No such Interview ever took ) lace , but the Imposture was sent broad cast over the country. Another report for which there was no authority was sent out from Canton , statlnj ; that Major Mclvlnley was against any rev- nine legislation by the present con gress ami in favor of an extra session of the new COUBICBS to pass u protective tariff law. As to report * regarding proposed - posed cabinet appointments they have been too numerous to recount. The fact is ( hat probably no one Is authorized at this time to say what Major McKInley's wishes or Intentions are and as the Cleveland Leader re marks , when he gets ready to announce his policy he will do It himself and not entrust the task to the newspaper cor respondents. It Is possible that a few men who are close In the confidence of Major McKlnley know his views as to mutters of Immediate importance , such as the tariff question , but If so these men are not likely to make their knowl edge public. Undoubtedly the send ing out of false reports will continue , for so long sis newspapers are willing to accept them correspondents with fer tile Imaginations will go on Inventing them. Perhaps they can do no real harm , but It Is a sort of Imposition that the public ought not to be subjected to and Its tendency is to discredit the press. oun nro niAHTKit fv Just now Omaha can boast a surplus of charter makers. Two different bodies are actively engaged In patching and mending the charter , plugging up leaks , brushing off barnacles and burnishing up rusty spots. One of those charter- making bodies is composed of heavy tax payers anil real estate owners ; the other of city olllcials , couiicllmen and mem bers of the Commercial club. Helng largely In the majority the couucilmon and city olllcials will practically pro- dominate. . The product of this charter factory will bi > therefore practiitilly tlie offspring of Taylor. Wheeler , lias- call and company. While there Is no doubt that these men know by ex perience Just where the leaks are and what sinecures could be dispensed with. It Is an open question whether they will dispense with tax eaters whom they have put on the pay roll or abolish tile MK'tltoil ; ! by which their political co-laborers ami the Imodllng contractors have been able to loot the treasury. What the heavy taxpayers' charter committee will recommend will be known In a few Jays. Its aim , as far as we can learn , Is not so much to re form the ( in sent inequitable methods of assessment and taxation as to curtail municipal expenses by dispensing with all olllcers that are not absolutely needed and cutting down the pay ol such olllcers as are Indispensable. This scheme of retrenchment will , however , fall far short of meeting the demand for charier revision. The biggest leaks in our treasury are by no means the overpaid olliclals and sinecure olllce- holders , but the overpaid contractor ; * , the enormous wastage on public works , the inferior quality of work and materials nnd the excessive bills of bogus claimants and swindles perpetra ted upon the city by connivance of public olllcials. To dispense altogether with public- works at the very time when we con template an exposition that Is to bring two million of visitors into Omaha ! : out of question. Ami so Is any scheme that contemplates a material reduction of the lire and police force. Omaha must not be allowed to lapse Into : - . village government If it Is to keep up with tlie progress made by rival cities. What we must do is to simplify the machinery of municipal government , provide for more elllclent public service that will give the city an honest and economic administration in all its de partments. It is also absolutely essential that the burdens Imposed for city government shall be equitably dis tributed upon all owners of property in proportion to the actual value of their holdings. The greatest drawback to equitable taxation lias doubtless been the partiality and criminal negligence shown in the assessment. The remedy for this must bo sought In a revision of the state revenue law rather than In a , new charter. A uniform change in the method of assessments must be brought about through a ladlcal change in the state revenue law and the methods of properly appraisement and limitation of ta. < levies. With two separate bodies fabricating a revised charier there i.i no likelihood of nu agreement on a document that could be supported by the public gen erally. The heavy property owners' charter is liable to be a straight-jacket which Omaha Is expected to put on for a fe\\- years to come and the charter prepared by the city council combine is liable to be like a lawyer's brief , through which you can drive a coach-and-foiir. The charter makeis should really have been citizens who are not on tlie city pay roll and men In no way connected with schemes of public works or fran- cliised corporations. Such a body might have asked suggestions from city ctf- lieials , but the city olllcials should have bad no voice In the adoption or rejection of proposed charter amendments. In tlie progress of discussion the public should have been taken into the con fidence of the charter makers , so as to enable the representatives of Douglas comity In the legislature to know what changes or reforms the people favor , and what features of any proposed change do not moot with their approval. The sugar cane growers of the West Indies , who have boon seriously crippled by the export bounties on beet sugar paid by Germany , Austro-IIungary and other Kuropeau conlitrhvf , demand re lief at the bauds of the British gov- eininont by a protective duty that will give them a fair chance to compete In the Hrltlsh markets with Kuropcan beet sugar producer. ! . The cost of making sugar from cane In the West Indies Is much less than the cost of producing sugar from beets In this country. And yet there are people In Nebraska who cannot comprehend why there should bo a bounty paid lo sugar boot growers In order to counteract and offset foreign competition. Ambassador Bayard lias accepted nn Invitation to dine with Mrs. Victoria ( iitclpli at Windsor castle. Whether Mr. Hayard expects to bo presented with one of the widow's Imperial gar ters has not yet transpired. . In selecting the now board of directors for the exposition the question of pre ferred Jntsrtlnn rliould be secondary It * Tnif I'hllndelphln Tlmei. As a typo of ThanksRlvlnR , fnt turkey * nro very , appropriate , because they nro so suggestive 8t full crops. American Applr * Aliroinl. New York Mall nnJ Kxprcss. More than 000,000 barrels of American apples have already been Kent to Kurope this fall , " nml the nhlpnicnM nro still In prosrcss. Kvldcntly the t-ffeto monarchies of the oht world have discovered that Ameri can fruit , Itke American enterprise , l hard to beat. _ The CniUMiNlitn n I'll I lu re. New York Tribune. One of Urct Harto's meditative nnd philo sophical frontier characters propounds the query , "Is civilization a failure and Is the Caucasian played out ? " As npplled to Senator Hutlor's North Carolina paper of that name , the answer to the Interrogation \a \ that It -unhappily played entirely out. The sheriff Is In pcsscsskn , and the printers rooat upon the uelKhborlns fences whistling for their back pay. To this favor have the populist senator and his organ come. A "Illtm-tiillle" Hlntlu aiobe-Demotrat. Moreton Krewcn. the "distinguished Knglbh blmctnllUt , " thinks the free sllvur cause has mil been hurt by Its recent crush ing defeat. U Is bound to come tip ngaln , ho believed , nnd ho even seema to suppose It will bo nn Issue In 1900. This Krewen Is the blatherskite who , as correspondent of one of the London dallies , kept the cable hot Jiwt before the election with dispatches about the tremendous majority which the pop candidate was going to get In the eastern nnd mlddlo western statca. Of course , In the statca be tween the Mississippi and the 1'aclflc that candidate was to hnve a practically unani mous vote. In fact , the pop nominee's victory In ths electoral college was going to run Jitmca Monroe's In 1S20 n very cloflo race. Ono trouble with Krowen Is that ho knows ad llttlo about American political nentl- mcnt ns Henry George , or Uryan , or I'opiilnr I.OM.H anil Cnlii. New Yoilc WorlJ. The total vote cast for president this year , as shown by the World's table yesterday , wns about 1.1r > 7iG38 ; , a gain of 1,500,000 over the vote of 1SD2. The republican gain ( McKlnley over Harri son ) wns 1,871,000. The democratic nnd populist loss ( Ilryan less than Cleveland and Weaver ) was 37(5,39 ( } . So much for unprincipled fusion en false and danycrons Issues. Cleveland's plurality In 1S32 was 3S9.S10. Mc'Klnlcy's plurality Is about SI'.O.OOO. The democrats nnd populists together cast 1.- 121.S3S more votes than the republicans In 1S32. This year the sound money majority ( McKlnley and Palmer vote united ) Is ! > 5S- 511. 511.The The revolution In public sentiment and the overthrow of the unholy alliance nrc un paralleled lu the "history of American 1)01111113. ) The Aiii'liilnieiit | of MellnKh. Chicago Chronicle. The nppolr.tmcnt by the president of W. 1) . MoIIngh of Omaha to the vacant federal JudgcBlilp In Nebraska Is another Instance of Mr. ClovelSnd'sj' wisdom In tilling places wliin ( ) hUi gift , Jind also another evidence of the remarkable opportunities offered In this republic to * the possessors of real merit. Judge Mclluf'h U only 37 years of age , and , " although Iwsjhrea at the bar only four teen years , ho'las obtained nn enviable repu tation ca an cttorne'y anil displayed qualities which hav j cpn.vlnce < l his associates. Irre spective of party ? of his fitness for the bench. Ho served an npurentlccshlp ns a shoemaker In his youth ifnd obtained his education by studying at night. Later ho tnugh't nthool ami piiiniied 'his lav- studies In the even- Ing. The crowning of suoli meritorious per sistence wh ) . .Buqcroa euch as lies como to Itnlgo Mellugh should bo an encouragement to every American struggling to succeed In the world. I'niitimtle lnl < litloiiK. : 1'lill.idelphla 1'resa. The reported death of a well-known DCS Molncs democrat. E. W. Curry , Ir.to chair man of the Iowa democratic state committee , as the result of Injuries rcce'ved while being Inltated Into n lodge of Elks , -night lo point a moral to the Klks and other fantastic lodges in which "Initiation" spells folly. It Isn't likely , however. It will have any effect. This Is the second case this year of serloin nciults from crack-brained Initiation practices , which , If they were performed by college otudcnla , would bo the sulijifct of general outcry , although excusable in the latter case on the ground of the hccdlcssncas cf youth. It Is apparent too ofttn. hswcvcr , that when men descend to bo > lsh prcuks they ont-Hcrod Herod In their nonsense. The practical joker In general society has .uii3 iAin under taboo , and the general uplift in manncis will keep him In disgrace , but It Is about time that the lodge roam , which -.coma to be his final retreat , rids Itself of him and his silly practices. TUB ILLINOIS FU.NHHAI. . Deiuoerney le eiierull < m In the Sucker tilnli' . New YorU World ( ilcm. ) According to the olllclal figures the vote of Illinois jumped to 1,053,577 , nn Incroa-io of 1S9.831 over the S73.G1G votes cast In 1S92. The McKlnley vote was G03.S17 , an increase of 201r.29 over the republican vote of 1892. The Bryan vote vas15'J,7CO. . widen was nn Increase of only 33.-179 over the demo cratic vote of 1SS2. A democratic majority of 20,993 In 1S92 was changed Into a re publican majority of 144,057 ! If the populists and prohibltloi.lsts had voted for Mr. Cleveland as they did for iir. Bryan , the democratic majority In 1S32 would have been raised to at least 75,000. Tlio free silver defeat therefore rnrans , on the face of the figures , a net democratic loss from 1S92 of 1C9.000 votes. There Is no way of getting at the size of the sound money defection , because a very largo number of silver republican farmers voted for Mr. Hryan. It Is clear , however , that not more than half of the Dry an voters were democrats , and that the democratic defection from free silver was at least 250,000. HO.VKSTY THIS IIISST POLICY. , ( Jhaiiee ( o . .lake I'rojeeleil Leelure CJilcaao Tribune. Would Ilryair-lidvo como any nearer being elected If .Jie M < Jmadc his campaign on the Cleveland maxim -when ho was a candidate against Ulalno In 1881viz. . : "Tell the truth , nnd lot the coii.secinciicc.i take care uf themselves ? " Had Hryan ncteJ on thu advlco It v.curiTliavo mailo It necessary fo ; him to confe"3.ak. the outnet of hla cam- pa'sn ' that th , ? p.lailk or position on which ho Intended to fijilufffis battle In declaring fo > - frt'o coinage pT- gold ami sliver at ID to 1 really mcanlcallver monometallism of 00- cent dollars ; mape legal tenders and to apply to oxlsltd "debts In order to enable those \vlio nw'ifd ; others to retain the bought or borrowcJ pfonrrty by paying one-half of what was ( Iu611io"creditor. . If Ilryan had boon comHictln'sia * candid , truthful canvass for voted hcytvioujd have mnde this con fess Ion nt tfo"oigoutsct. When confronted with the terrJljlQ Doffed on savings bunk and commoictarUloposltors ho would have boldly declare3jliar'Hho ) millions of creditors could hotter dfTortl to Icao half what was duo them than > the debtors could to pay them , and that ! ln his opinion It was a leaner evil for' tlio debtor to bo authorized by law to hold on to ono-half of his crcd- ltor'n unpaid-for property In hla hands than to bo compelled by law to HUrrendor the unpulil-for property to him. And then ho should have added that ho did not bellovo In or subscribe to that musty old maxim that "honesty Is the beat policy. " Mr. Uryan , If ho bad thus candidly and voraciously explained the true. Intent and meaning of his platform would have secured oven larger crowtla to hear him expound and defend It than to hear him dodge or misconstrue It , The free Hllverltea all ftuspcctcd that ho was holding back something of Importance , and hla opponents were all snro of It. In his proposed lectUre course this winter ho will- make a .clean breast of the whole. thing , Ho will aay nothing tuoro Interest ing. msi.\r.ss : IIDVIVAL. Chicago Tribune : A wholraonio return to prosperity must bo accomplished elowlv , so ns to avoid nny serious reactions. The com mercial world must retrace Its steps lo former activity with care , stopping fre quently to tnko breath whllo on the way. 1'reclpltato haste to clear nt n bound the gulf which has been widening tor montlm would bo dangerous. It U far better to take It easy and be- euro of the footing. Cleveland 1'laln Dealer : Ilualncss revival. Is n consummation devoutly to bo wished. No obstruction should bo thrown In Its way. On the other hand , everything should be done by pen , voice and press to help bring It nbout. Let the bygones of politics bo bygones ; their time Is not yet. In this country the majority rules , the minority must acquiesce In the results. It Is fair In the minority to give the majority a chance to prove their propositions. The policy of obstruction Is not the policy of wisdom. Now York Tribune : Scarcely n day has passed since the election that bus not chronicled In our news eoltimim tlu > opening of mills and factories long closed or run- nliu : on short tlmo ; nml thousands of workIngmen - Ingmen nnd women who were thrown out ot employment by the very fear of popocratic tmcccss are now working on full time at re munerative wages. The merchants of the country have shared In the Improvement equally with the productive classes , and the whole Industrial community Is now reaping the benefits of restored confidence. New York World : Industrial and busi ness "booms" never occur at the beginning of winter. Not the least remarkable fea ture of the propcnt revival Is that It occurs at this time , and , ns the Financial Chronicle points out , this Is Us most hopeful feature also. Kor If wo have so large an Increase of activity now when the season Is adverse , what may wo not expect toward spring , when the time of year will be favorable ? The prraent revival Is very marked. During the sixteen linslnrs-s days clnco the election no less than 392 manufacturing establish ments hitherto closed have reopened , while 299 otheis have added to their force of em ployes. That Is to say. 691 establishments huvo given employment to men who were Idle. Chicago Hccord : The government state ment of the foreign trade of the Vnltod States for the month of October showa the argcst total ot exports of merchandise of any month in the commercial history of the country , with the exception of December , 1891. The aggregate value of exports laat month was $113,385.197. Kor the ten months of 1S96. ended with October 31 , the excess of exports of merchandise over Imports wns $20GyS3 , IS' ' . Kor the corresponding period c" 1895 the excesj of Imports was $31,105.015. This statement shows Hint the underlying conditions of trade were healthy , oven before ; lu election. Since the uncertainty Involved In the presidential campaign has been dis sipated tlie.ii- conditions and the restoration nf confidence lend naturally to a revival of business and industry. Ctlobo-Democrnt : The trade Journals , which are popularly Imagined to be less biased .by politics than the regular dolly newspapers , believe that the business rally which Immediately followed the gieat hon est money victory will be permanent. This view certainly looks reasonable. About 315 or 320 mills and factories which were closed before the election have resumed operations since , as the dispatches In the interval be tween she election and the present time show , while about 2GO mills have , in the samp time , increased cither their force or their liours of work. Somewhere bctwcpll 375.000 nnd 100.000 persons have cither been put to work since the election or have had their liours of work Increased , In many Instances , lee , wages have been advanced. Business Improvement to this extent never occurred before In ahy equal tlmo In the entire history of the country. IMTIIIUSTS : ATVKYLKK. . Washington Star : General Woyler Is worried because ho cannot find Macco. He Is also slightly bothered by the fear that Macco nay succeed In fimllnu him. Chicago Chronicle : The only thing which can prevent the Cuban cause from trlumph- ng would be the cutting off by Wcylcr of insurgents' supply of cigarettes. Philadelphia Prras : Tl'e iranlftst difficulty with Butcher Wcyler U not his failure to capture Macco , but his Inability to recognize ho fact that ho U the meat glittering and spectacular failure as an alleged soldier hat has been seen In the new world since ho fli t days of Spanish occupation. New York Mall and Express : Nobody can question the sincerity cf Spanish patriotism e.s shown In the subscriptions to the recent lopular loan. Tie Spaniard ] are terribly In arnost In their ilntermlnatlcn to reconquer Willis , but they arc warring against destiny. Cuba Is lost to them , and the spcndlns of further millions in the attempt to regain the bland is simply throwing good money after had. Philadelphia Ilecord : An "unpleasant serration" has been caused at Madrid by the rumor of Captain General Woylrr's Intention to return to Havana. The adjective "unpleasant , " however , would but faintly describe the sensation In Spain which would follow the abandonment by the captain gen eral cf hla much-vaunted plan of campaign In Pinnr del I'.lo without a single Important victory to his credit. Already there arc murmurs In Spain because of the failure of thi > arrival of the expected glorious news. The rage of the people upon discovering that all their saorlllccs of bleed and treasure hail been in vain would In all probability bo ter rible. I'KllMI.NAI. AM ) OTIIIMtlSi : . A bronze monument has been erected In Paris to the m.jini-y of Jean L ( : lniio. inc. man who fifty-four years ago Introduced among the workmen of his factory thf uys- tcm of nrant-siirin < Thomas It. Ueed was a resident of Callfoi- nla thirty-five yours ago ami was admilio.l to practice law In the district court at San Jose before Julse W. T. Wallace , now a resident of San Francisco. William Potter , who lies Just been elected president of the Jefferson Medical College and Ilcupltnl at Philadelphia , was United States ambassador to Italy during a part of the Harrison administration. The array of monuments In Paris has been Increased by the erection of a bronze monument ment to Jean Leclalrc , who In 1812 Intro duced the custom of profit sharing among ' .ho workmen In his factory. Hcv. Dr. 3. J. Harrows , editor of the Chri.stl.in Register of Ilcston , who has been elected to congress , speaks modern tireok , and at a recent meeting of Greeks In lias- ton spolco to them In their own tongue. William K. 'Coriles ' U the name of ihe operator In WainligMn who on April 3 , 18 5 , received the tol'--jruphlo mcsjfago from I3t fl oral Wcltzel to ffejrot.-iry Stanton um < onir : < ng the capture of Ulcnnicn 1. Kuiilv-i was then only 15 years old. Ity the will of tii-j iito John Hoffman Colln- rnoro of Boston ? 500 Is glvon to e.icn of the charity funds of sevenioosi UllTcrent Masonic bodies , and' F'jO.O < )0 ) to the grjnd lodge of Massachusetts. This sun li 11 bo ( .tiled ihe "John H. Collamoro Kund , " and'Is ta bo for ilio relief of dou.'vlng Mauoiri nnd their families. Few mistresses of the white house have betn the moving zplrlU of a general gayety. Olio brilliant figure ntamla forth as an Ideal social head of the republican court , nnd ini.it of the others , admirable as they wore , seem profile by comparison. Dolly Madl- Hon ha.i uover had her counterpart In the homo of the chief executive. The newspaper men of Philadelphia will gho a complimentary dinner to Colonel A. K. McClure of the Philadelphia Times on December 0 , In commemoration of his fifty years' sorvlcH In journalism. "On December 9 , 1RIU , Colonel McClure , then a lad of 19 years , Issued the first number of the Junlatii .Sentinel , uf Mlltllntown , Pa. David Llvlngntano's father was a thrifty Scot. Ono day David brought homo word that a heavy tux bud boon put on tobacco. His father was jimt filling his plpo when the sad ncwa was broken. "If wo have to give It up , " ho said , "wo may as well begin now , " And bo knocked the weed out of hUi pipe , put the plpo In his pocket , and never smoked ngaln. Mr , Hood is quoted na saying ( hat ho will not bo a candidate for the spoakershlp of the next house , as ho bcllovt's that enmities ex cited by his failure to glvo certain chairman ships of committees to certain ambitious aspirants for them explain In no small measure - uro why ho did not get the presidential nomination this year. According to this itory Mr. Heed will content himself with Ilio position of republican leader on tun floor of the house lu the comliib' aoaalou , , FAVORS AN EXTRA SESSION Ono Republican Who Wants a riolcotion Law ns Iarly ! ns Pcmiblo. GENERAL GROSVENOR TALKS OF THE TARIFF lllll Open In Too Many OIi- Jeellon * anil Xnt CiiliMiliiti'il li > .Meot Iliu Kvltfeiieles of ( he Slliintlnn. CINCINNATI , Nov. 21. The Commercial- Tribune prints this morning a long article signed by GenerU Orosvenor , congresjinan from the Kleventh Ohio district , In which ho outtl'ncs his views as lo the policy of the republican party. Ho najs In the outset that ho expresses his own views and does not undertake to represent any other member of the party than himself. Knrtlicrmoro , ho does not even consent to bind lilmaclf to tluxie views , should the majority ef his re publican associates on the ways and means committee dissent from them. Ho says : "The questions of the hour. It sccma to me. o far na relate to economic legislation , nro. 'ought the Fifty-fourth consul * In lt closing session , to pass the Dlngley bill , or should thu measure bo allowed to perish nnd the republican party move forward to the discharge of the high duty Imposed upon It by the recent election ? ' " On these questions General Grosvenor takes the position that , although it might bo well If tlio Dlngley bill could be passed for temporary relief and bo followed Im mediately after the 4th of March In an extra session of congress bv the passage of n permanent measure , yet the passage of that tentative bill will binder nnd obstruct the passage of a proper measure , and there fore It should not bo attempted. Ho criticises the Dlngley bill for proposing ad valorem duties , which have proven Ktandlng Invitations to defraud the government. This was one great defect of the Wilson bill , and It should be remedied In future legislation. Another reason for the defeat of the Dlngley bill is that It docs not meet the requirements of the St. Louis platform as a protective measure. lie says every re publican member of the ways and means committee has been rp-clccled , nnd tlic e members "during the tlmo which Is to clapso between the llrst Monday In Decem ber nnd the 4th day of March can formulate n tariff bill , predicated upon the principles of the McKlnley law. with schedules adopted to existing conditions , perfected and ready for passage within ton days after the meet ing of rtn extra session of congress , and then , .If there Is patriotism and republicanism enough in tbc senate , It can bo passed Into a law and bo ready for enforcement by the 1st of May. "On the other hand , let the Dlngley law- be passed , founded as it Is upon errors that nre organic anil Incurable. Then let It rnn till December , 1S97 , and let congress or- gnnlzo , appoint committees , encounter the delay of the holldajs. attack a mass of Incidental legislation , and set about enact ing a permanent tariff. In that case It would do well If it got nny untried measure thrcugh by September , 1S9S , In the midst of a campaign for congress. Meantime the country would b flooded with foreign Im portations , to the Injury of homo In- ilustrles. the reduction of revenue and a long train of consequent evils. " Krom General Grosvencr'a close relations to Picsldeiit-elect McKlnley , It la generally believed that their views on this matter very nearly coincide. lll.\iliV TALKS TAHIKF UKVISIO.V. SIIJ-H ( lie Coining SchNliin AVI1I llnrilly I'IIMS ( ICnierirene.v .1l.Mi-.ure. NEW YORK , Nov. 21. The World this morning publishes from Lewlston , Mo. , a two-column signed dispatch from Nelson Ulngloy , chairman of the ways and means committee , Ir. which ho says : "I see no reasonable ground for hoping that the exigency tariff bill , passed by the house last December , will be taken up by the senate this winter. I should neverthe less bo giatlllcd to ECO It passed nml sent to President Cleveland. "Tho bill which passed the house last December was purely an emergency measure nnd Itould bo termli.ated by limitation In n few months. The Idea that has been en tertained by some persons that the house bill would make unnecessary any further tariff legislation for a long tlmo Is certainly mistaken , for necessarily a horizontal In- ercuBo of duties does i.ot correct tlie Ine qualities and discriminations of the prcs- t-ut bill. 1110 iiutlcs on some other schedules nro snraclcnt , but the wool , woolens , the lum ber and many other parts are destructive. The woolen goods schedule Is bad , largely because the duties arc exclusively ad va lorem , making frauds against the revenue easy. The wool grower and farmer should bo protected as well as other Interests , h. my opinion it is not necessary to create an entirely now bill or to make n general swe'ojt of the schedules of the present tariff laws. There Is much that is good In the existing law , and also a good deal that Is objectionable from a republican stai.dpolnt , to Bay nothing of n technical or scientific one too many Inequalities. "Wo should have at least $30,000,000 In crease of revenue , and it would be better If the sum were $70,000,000. Besides the treasury reserve should not lie not less than $160.000,000 , instead of the present accepted limit of $100,000.000 In gold. This could be accomplished by exchanging paper now In the treasury for gold , nnd It ought to bo ac complished by the beginning ot the next fiscal year. "After July 1 thcro must bo more revenue , or serious dllMcultlcs will arise. If my as sumption Is correct that the Gcnato will re ject the house bill at the coming- short ses sion ar.il that no measure will be passed thai will restore the financial equilibrium , thcro Is only one plan to bo followed. That Is for President McKlnley to call an extraordi nary session. It Is my judgment that BUch a session need not bo a long one unless the Hcnato purposely prolongs debate. "Protection is a principle not n matter tor of rates. As the house of representa tives Is the source of all revenue legislation , and as it is republican in complexion , It will maintain the principle of protection , but with Justice and moderation. "While I have expressed myself tlnm frankly as to the necessity of such n re vision of tlio tariff as will cause It to yield EUtllcicnt revenue and at the same tlmo en courage American Industries , yet I hcllovo that whatever steps nrc taken should betaken taken with care and moderation , not giving just occasion for criticism by sound money democrats who have co-operated with us in the campaign , " Will .Vot Divide Aiiroirliillon | | | Illlln. WASHINGTON , Nov. 21. During the last ECEHlon of congress n proposition was made to divide the appropriations among tlio va rious committees of the senate , hut by a very decisive vote the whole question was referred to the short session , if the mat ter Is brought up ugaln it will probably bo laid on the table for good nnd all. Many senators who supported the proposition he- fore will vote against It now , and the ma jority which positioned Its consideration will bu larger upcn a question to finally kill U. .Several senators who supported the proposi tion at the tlmo said after the vote that they would not vote for it when it came up again. for tlic nskln ; ; I MISS 1'AKL.OA'S HOOK 01' KUCIPBS lor Ubln Liebfe COMPAHY'S | | Extract of Beef 7 ° Miss ration rccornmcndu ntid uses this fa. f iiioiiaprocliicthi.THilf. Amlsodujotaof jood ( S < T cooks nil'round tlii world , u ? Aiir , , uf ' ' ' ' 'i.J.lebljjCo.jl'.O.Hox A.V A HK.\N8.VW OIIOAIC. ( ; nl utility' * AinilxliiirVnll from Ilin t.ittiil n C Ii > nfx. Now comrw James 1 * . ( llnrke , governor of Arkansas , who emerges from the ob curltr of Ills Ark ns.i homo to gain nn equal fame to ( lint of Chnlrnnui Jones , who hnlU from the samp sin to , "I Bhnll show Ilio world , " Governor Clarke Rooms to have mild , "that thcro are other fools braided JOIUH In Arkansas , " Thereupon the Arkanaaa statesman * lt down and wrltra n Thanksgiving procltrNfi | ; tlon. In which occur those wonla : " " \\'e have been provided for In abundance from OoiVs storehouses , and our only cauno for murmur or complaint Is to ho found In fiioil things mi tha misguided actions of our follow citizens In other soctlona have Im posed upon us. With iw 'every prospect pleases nml only man Is vllo. ' " Governor Clatlfo apparently Is en hofuddlcsl ns was Senator Jones for two or threw days after election. That can bo hl only cxctiao for dragging politics Into hid proclamation. \Vhllo nil the rest of the country Is preparing to return thanks for the opening mills nml the qulckonod Industry which has resulted In putting 200,000 men at work , ulnoo Major McKInley's election. Oovernor Clnrko nrlaea and expresses his regret that such a desir able citato of affalro should exist. There la one Interesting thliiR about Oov- ernor Clarke's proclamation. It shows that the news of MeKlnley's election has pene trated Into the wilds of Arkansas. Is It too much to hope that by this time It has reached the town of Washington , In lletnpstead county , and that Senator Jones has ako heard It ? MIHTIIKUI , lltiSSl.\i. : I'hlhulolphlti UeeoriiT"Knrly rising Isn't wlmt It IN rraclied up to be. In fnct , It's often a frost. Detroit Kreo Press : "Tlmt Miss Hullet reaches high C without nn effort. " "In .the In Krnml opom ? " "Oil , no , my dear fellow ; she's n dancer. " Pnelc : The Nurse fc mtllngly ) Wcll. "It" Is ( wins. \Vhecler fcmshed ) Heavens , I hope bl- cyoles will bo cheaper next year. Cltleapo TJoronl : "Caterers say that tur key Is not stylish any more It has boconio the luxury for the poor. " "Paw , what Is u luxury ? " "Oh , It Is nnythlnc1 you want that you never have the money to buy. " Cincinnati Knqnlror : With tears In his deep In-own eyes he pleaded earnestly for a Illtlo more time. Hut tlio Illnty-bearled landlord remained unmoved. Consequently , the tenant didn't remain In ( hat condition. Somervlllo Journal : Mrs. Wiggles -It's Just a little chilly here. Don't you thlnV wo had better start u grAo ; Ilro lir il library ? Mr. WliwloH No. I think wo had bettor start a little one. Indianapolis Journal : "Our family , " said the young man In a tone of pride , "camo In with the Mnyllower. " "How Interesting ! " rejoined Miss Cay enne. "And It Keems to 1)0 going out with the chrysanthemum. " . " "hloaiTO Tribune : "Sam. wo are Invited to the annual exerelsos of the 'Alumni AjP "v soelatlon of the Kers'iec ' School. " Here are the Invitations. There are to bo essays , miirle , speeches , and 'physlral exercises. What are physical exercises ? " " 'Shi Don't talk so loud. Dorothy. Pow'U hear you ! That means dancing ! " A POINTRD ANSWHtl. I'lillndrlphln North American. "Now. Uolly. please answer this question , Said I , with a. love-stricken stammer : "Can the phrase , 'I love you most dearly , ' Do said to bo quite pro | > or Krammur ? " And Dollv , with eyes softly beaming , Said , "Ileally , now , Kred , I'd much rather You'd seek u reply from one wiser than I ; My dear boy , Just BO nsk my father. " ill : TIIANKSKIVIXfi IIOtJH. I'rcpcott In the New York HernM. ITiuler the overling1 lamp- Heated , dc-ar Ned , you and I Plying th busy thread , kovo , how thu momentH llyl Afar In the dim-lit room Move's story over ngaln Are lli'-wle and Jnek at work , Unwinding the tangled skein ! If the nt-ciUo could tell n tnlo Our talk to lt busy flight Wlmt hopes would Its brightness reflect. Winter doubts and summer Joys bright ! Hut It knows of nothing so .sweet , In life the whole day through , As the livening Thanksgiving hours , Under the lamp with you ! Is barred by circumstances attending' our national Thanks giving irom really entering into the spirit of the iV.ast but his loss is our gain and we may be thankful that the situation is not reversed. Another thing to be thank ful for if we do say it is the opportunity afforded by our store for being well dressed at small cost. From evening dress of correct cut to the ulster , from the business sack to the dressier cutaway whatever is right for the sea son and to your station in life is sure to be found here , and what is more , it is sure to be right.Our Our Furnishing Depart ment affords an opportunity you ought not to neglect if there are any articles you need to touch up your appear ance. We can suit the most fastidious. A7 B , We close Thursday at 12:00 p. m , sharp.