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THE OMAHA T ATLY , 1JE13 : STNDAY , FEBIUJAIIY 21 , 1897.
OMAIIA SUNDAY Bii& E. nOSBWATEH. Eilltor. KVEIIY MOUSING. TEIIMS OP Dolly Hec ( Without Sunday ) , One Y * r . t to Dally Hee and Htmdny , One Ytar . 800 Klx Months . J j Three Montha * Rundar H < * . One Year . . ; Baturday Utt , One Yar. . . , . . . . . i Weekly Hee , One Year . . . OVVlCKSi Omaha ! The IJt Uulldlng. . , . , . . nd .Itn Bt Bouth Omnhfi : Slnser Illk. . Cor. N Council llturrii : 10 1'eorl street. nilt-niro Olllre : 317 Chnlnber of Commerce. New York : Jlnoms 13. 14 and IB. Tribune DM * Wellington : Ml Htli MrccL . COHItKSPONttENCn. . AH communication * relating to news ana * o torlnl matter should tie aiMretme < l ! To IhP Wit" IIUSINKS8 LETTKUfl. . . All Imttncts letter * and remittances should h ridmucd to The Uee Publishing Compan. Omnha. Drnfui. checks , ejprens and vinlullic money onlcrs to bo itmdo payable to tha orue of the company. , . . - . TIII : HUE runMimiKO COMPANY. STATEMENT OK CI11CU1.AT1ON. Btnte of Nebraska , I Douglas County. | rifotKe II. Tzschuck. fi-erotary of The n rub- ' ' company. IwliiK duly sworn. Bays Hint the , . , nml complete copies of Tlie _ nctunl number of full Ullll tl.l.l-- " t Pally Morning. Evcnlnir und Sunday I > prlntpa rtutlne Hie month of Jnnuory , 18K. vtat a fol- lowi : 17 20.307 2 ZU.27S S W.SOO 4 20.170 to 1.1.77 n ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! uiw 7 lo.fsr- 8 20,241 9 19.W2 is ! ! . i9-7S 10 20.MO IS ' . . Z0.19 11 20,017 : . . . 12 , . . . IS.fM 50 ' . , , . 19,85 * 29. . . . . 1 .W 13 15.024 14 15.671 M. : : : : . . * , ' 15 19.772 31 1C 31,017 ' ' ' ' ' ' I.eM ilctVu'ctions'Vor'unVo'l'ci' rctunifil . copies , 10.23 > fet and subccrlbed In m Snrorn to before me presence this 3d dny of February IMi. ( Ronl. ) Nol tY All roads will lend to Lincoln o TucHtlay afternoon. It will bo pretty linnl for the now In candescent : lamp trust to keep the puo pie In the dark about Its affairs. \Vhen \ that Ions ; distance telescopl photograph Instrument Is perfected n man will ever be able to feel safe. The successful trip of the battlcslii Texas from New York to Oalveston l > y water-should send a thrill throusl every patriotic vein. We presume the legislature will no\\ proceed npaln to lock the state treasurj Klable door after the horse has ueei Ktolen out of It for a second time. And there are overlaps In several stat funds for which the respoiisibllltj nhoiild be located before the imiulsltlve ness of tlu > legislature settles down. The fact that there is now only out vacant place In the McKinley eablne and ten days in which to fill It oiifjli materially to simplify the tusk of tin. nmateur mechanics. No bank ousht to be considered saf ( onouKh to handle state funds that is no perfectly willing to Imve. its deposits o public money known to the taxpayer.s every day in the year. With Cuba and Crete on their ease hands there 1 little prospect that tin warlike members of the United States senate 'will ' approve any nieo/snrc so pacific as the arbitration treaty. There are slill a few members o President Cleveland's oflidal famil.\ whose services mifjht be had as col lose presidents or professors If only tin colleges speak early enough and lout' enough. Applications for lloor space at tliL exposition already coming In at a rate which promises well for supreme activity In this respect so soon as tin. exposition Is placed squarely on Its feel by proper legislative action. The chief executive of Oalveston. Tex. , Is regularly Introduced to conven tions and meetings to which lie delivers the welcoming address as Mayor Fly. No wonder candidates who run against him for otilce cannot touch 'him. No German manufacturer would pi rate American bicycle trade marks un less American bicycles were vastly su perior to his own product. Imita tion is always a confession of the superiority of the article Imitated. The United States retains Its repu tation abroad as a good country for foreign celebrities to visit In quest of replenishment for exhausted exchequers If tint influx of European artists , lectur ers and actors Is worth anything us a test. No political parly owes anything to men who betray public trusts con ferred on them by the people because endorsed with the parly name. Kits- callly knows no political allegiance and no political party can nil'ord to shield rascality. < Alaska has been cultivating bine .foxes for a number of years. And now Nebraska boasts a skunk farm among Its newly developed agricultural Indus , tries. It Is only fair that the public fihoulil know that this Is a pure busi ness venture. Congress will listen to the rending of Washington's farewell address tomor row and the example could well be emulated by men and women every where who enjoy the fruits of liberty won by the revolutionary heroes under Washington's brave leadership. Senator Kyle certainly has nothing to thank the populist party for In his re election to the senate. The senator was originally a republican before he Joined the populists , and he hat ; now an excel lent opportunity and excuse for re turning to his llrst ixlltlcal love. A slate cannot always avoid nil un fortunate reputation bestowotl by reason of hard times. It Is Itself , however , directly and primarily responsible for a bail name acquired through a systematic oourno of laxity and negligence In dealIng - Ing With Its dishonest public ucrvuute. A I'l'I.PIT KDlTOULlli. When a preacher innkcs n statement which he finds to be untrue , whether made from the pulpit or In private , ho should haves the courage , the manhood and honor to admit hU error. No man Is Infallible In his Judgments. Kven the pope restricts his claim of Infallibility ! to matters of creed. ' It was perfectly natural for the min isters who sincerely desire social puri fication and law and order to fall Into the trap laid for them by clever poli ticians Interested In the perpetuation of the present police management. Hut after the disclosures of rottenness and liielllcleucy made by The Bee nt the risk of offending the vicious and law less classes it Is amazing that any preacher should persist In praising and upholding the Iniquity of the "reform" police board and attempt to palliate Itn criminal negligence , If not collusion. The only parallel to this exhibition of ministerial gullibility afforded In the history of Omaha occurred In ISS'J , when that pious refprmer , Paul Van- tlervoort , appeared with another notori ous boss politicians before the local Ministerial association , prayerfully mid tearfully Invoking Its aid to defeat the candidacy of George W. Llnhigcr for mayor because he was alleged to be pledged to the gamblers and dlvo keep ers to run the town wide open. The result was that the credulous Protestant preachers joined with the riff-raff of the city and helped to elect oh , horror of horrors an Irish Koman Catholic mayor , who did exactly what Paul the Apostate had made them believe they were preventing. While It may be eminently proper for the politician to use the preacher as his entspaw , there is nothing in the bible that requires a minister to stand up for n political parishioner who has deceived him or whoso conduct Is Inde fensible. Nobody contends that the modern newspaper Is perfect or above all criticism. It Is doubtless true that statements published in the newspaper are sometimes contradicted. The press of today may be too prone to sensa tionalism , na Mr. Foster's pastor charges , but that fact does not condone the police scandals which have been exposed through the columns of this paper. When specific charges of corrup tion , Immorality and lawlessness are published in a responsible paper and cannot be successfully contradicted , it will hardly do for a preacher who has any self-respect to brush away the Im putation of inelllclency and neglect of duty on the part of superiors by taunt ing the newspapers with sensationalism or impugning their motives by cow ardly intimations that they are actuate ! by mercenary purposes. Mr. Foster's pastor tries to exculpak Chief Slgwart . by suggesting tha charges of misconduct have been malic lously trumped up against him at thlt day to force the removal of the. pres ent "reform" police board. Mr. Foster' * pastor knows , or ought to know , tha charges of disreputable conduct were made against Slgwart by The P.ee whei as a sergeant of police he scnndally.ei the service by the orgies at the notori ous lllalr police picnic. That happeuei' over three years ago , under the 11 rs police board , lie was dismissed later for the good of the service , but rein stated and promoted by the prcson1 board , which thereby endorsed the Blair performance. Mr. Foster's pastor may not know either that tills exemplary chief , while attending the conventloi of the state organization of police chiefs at Hastings , took part. In a dlsgrncefu escapade that came to the notice of Ihc polios commissioners , who at that time declared their Intention to remove him Why is he retained Is spite of sucl it record ? Perhaps some one of his ad mirers can tell. The most gauzy defense that is made for the present "reform" board Is that The Bee Is inconsistent and therefore insincere. While denouncing the local [ wllee for not suppressing prize liglit- ng in Omaha , its columns are filled "with reports about a coming prize light n Nevada. The I5ee Is a newspaper Irst of all. It prints all the news. It s true It gives space to reports of brutal > rlze lights , jii.st as it does of lynchlngs , suicides and bii'glarles. ' At the same time it denounces the collusion of olll- : ers with crime and endeavors to cor- ect the abuses and evils with which tlio people are afllicted. Whatever may be said of the dcgen- > racy of the American pre s in recent venrs by Its sensational features , The Ueo can safely challenge comparison with the most conservative and clean- st of the great metropolitan dallies. I'lio charge that The Bee Is working 'or revenue In making police exposures s contemptible. The Bee can truth fully assert that It has sacrificed more uoney In lighting the battles of true eform than would pay the salaries of til the preachers In Omaha for ten vears. It has labored Incessantly , in season and out of season , for good gov- irnment , and has always advocated all atlonnl reforms. In this mission The lee has been earnestly engaged for nero than n quarter of a century , while generations of preachers have come to ) nmhn and gone again. It Is Identified vltli the cily and state and shares their rosperlty and adversity. It enjoys good government and suffers from mis- government. It I.s always glad to have he co-operation or the pulpit , but fan- nit bo diverted from the path of lion- sty and Justice by the misguided op- msltlon of any minister , or all the mlii- sterrf. r \vrni \ The United States senate has agreed o a resolution expressing sympathy vlth ( ! rewe In her efforts to release ho Christians of ( Veto from Turkish omlnatlon and persecution. A few My.s ago the Grecian minister of for- Ign nlValrs acknowledged In most cor- lal terms "the expressions of sym- athy from the great American people * ' nil undoubtedly the action of the sen- tu will be most highly regarded by the lellenlc government ! and people. On lie other hand It may hi expected to anso a feeling resentment . on the art of the Turkish government , as did ho expression of congressional sympa thy with the Armenians. H will be re mumbcred that that action was verj distasteful to Turkey , although It wa ? not ofllclnlly communicated to , that gov ernment , the president exercising his discretion In withholding It. None the less it expressed the sentiment of the American i > eople , as does the senate res olutlon now. The Cretan matter fitlll awaits settlement. It Is yet possible that the courageous .and honorable- pur pose of Greece may be thwarted , at least In part , by the powers. But the hope of the American people , In com mon with nil civilized mankind , Is thai the brave stand of the little kingdom will be maintained and that Crete will be fully and dually delivered from tin domination of the brutal Turk. Greece has felt the Inspiriting influ ence of American sympathy before. She had It In her war of independence ngalnst Turkey seventy-five years ago. One of the most eloquent speeches ever made by Daniel Webster In congress was delivered In the house of repre sentative * ? January , 182-1 , In support of n resolution to provide for the expense of sending an agent or commissioner to Greece. The struggle for Grecian In dependence was still going on , but this fact did not deter the great orator from urging that the United States should extend to Greece "some cheering sound , some look of sympathy , some token of compassionate regard. " As Greece was then , so practically Crete Is today and if American sympathy can do aught to help her deliverance- from Turkish op pression and persecution It should bo freely extended. TIIK xunrn 'K8TKttx XKX.T. There Is a well grounded feeling In Omaha that this TrnusmlsslsslppI Ex position IIIIH not received the substan tial encouragement from the great rail way .corporations , which of all others will derive the largest pecuniary bene fit from the enterprise. With the com mendable exception of the Burlington railroad , which subscribed Jf.'tO.OOO to ward the exposition and exerted poten tial and -Invaluable influence in its be half , all the railroads centering In Omaha have put off the exposition man agers with promises. But line words butter no parsnips and expositions cannot be built , on promises. There Is , of cour.se , reasonable excuse for delayed action on the part of the Union Pacific , which is in the hands of the txmrtK , and the Rock Island and Milwaukee roads , whose directories are not to meet until March. With Uie Northwestern , however , It is entirely an other matter. That railroad , through Its president , has made the promise of a liberal appropriation In support of the exposition at the earliest day after Its annual meeting. That meeting was hold several weeks ago , but the promise hus not yet materialized. Meantinv the exposition has been located at Mil ler park , which gives the Northwestern system a practical monopoly of rail road facilities to the exposition ! grounds. The question | naturally suggests It self , Why should the Northwestern road still hold back ILs subscription ? Why should it not at least match the Bur lington in public spirit , after it lias been given vpoclal advan tages over all oilier roadsthat cuter into Omaha ? It Is certainly not asking too much of the managers of that corporation to reciprocate the favor conferred upon their company by the exposition directors , even to the detri ment of competitors who have come to Its support without exacting any con cessions. In so doing they would be engaging in no uncertain venture. Their pro ratal of exposition funds is certain to be returned with multiple interest In the increased tralllc of the exposition year , to say nothing of the permanent development of the west-em country. In which the Northwestern system has so great an Interest. The example set by the great rail roads that have their terminals in Nashville in donating ? 2r > ,000 apiece .ill ( ' ash and an equal Hum In transportation toward the Temiesseo Centennial lOxpo- pltion can and should bo emulated b.v the railroads converging In Omaha , which have much greater resources anil have more at slake. Let the North western follow Hie lead of the Burling ton and others will follow Its lead. miKHK Uint VI , tO IS KOT SKKN. The American consul at Cairo , In a report of the tralllc of the Suez canal , states that "not a single ship bearing the United States flag passed through the canal last year. " The flags of all the other great commercial nations are seen in that highway of commerce , but the stars and stripes do not appear there , American products are carried through the canal , but they go in for eign .ships. And this is not tile only place where I ho Hag of the United States Is rarely or never seen , In November , IS'.Ct ' , the American consul general at Bangkok , in a report on the foreign trade of Slam , said : "The lack of American shipping everywhere Is so no ticeable as to give ( lie Impression iimoiig Asiatics that wo are not a com mercial nation. Of over fiOO merchant steamers ami ships flint entered the port f Bangkok In 18M ! not one was Ameri can. Of over 1,700 vessels that entered the ports of Japan In the same year only thirty-two carried our flag. " In 1H)5 ! ) only fifty-ono American shl s en tered the port of Ulo de Janeiro out i f a total of 1-KiO. Only two American steamers entered the port of .Shanghai In IS' ' , ) . " ) , while In the same year the port if Canton was visited by only one Amer ican sailing vessel. The Hags of Kng- land , Germany , France , Sweden , Nor way and other countries which have i merchant marine can bu seen con stantly In these ports , but the American it any of them rarely is gladdened by Ihe sight of his country' tlag flying from a masthead. In tills respect our position among : he nations of the world Is humiliating , Xmerlcans In foreign lands realize tills 'nr more than those at home can np- ireciate. They feel that It Is a reproach .o their country , with Its vaunted on- : rgy and enterprise , to be placed at inch a disadvantage. And so It la. The lag of this great commercial nation to wave over American ships car- tying American products on every sea and In ever 'i flrt of the world. We should have Uj.ni/irchnut marine unsur passed by tliNfof any oilier1 nation and which wouhlllreider | our people Inde pendent of fort , J& < i ship owners and keep at homo tne-'Viist sum that annually goes abroad ' . \ fyty \ \ \ for the transiwrta- tlon of our irrodtictfl. How shall thlsi'be. ' secured Is a ques tion that thci'juvct administration and congress will Iw "Oalled n\wn \ to seriously consider. Ilay.jh provided for revenue and reasoiiablejlU'otectlon , they will find no more Impdi'tartt subject for consider ation than tlttf ( providing for a mer chant marine : fliie republican party Is pledged to dd this and Ihc people ex pect of It a wise mid practicable plan for restoring our ling to the seas and promoting our commercial expansion In every quarter of the world where wo may successfully compete for trade. Within the last two months half n dozen trusts have col'apsed. All of these were associated with the Iron and steel Industry. The llrst to break down was the Nail trust , followed by the Bolt and Nut trust , the. Steel Billet trust , the Steel Beam trust , the Steel Hall trust and the Machine Bolt trust . The con ditions which brought about these col lapses were practically the same In each case. The combinations had made and holi } up prices beyond what the market would stand and at last there was re volt against n policy which was restilet- Ing trade and dtssulutioii' ' ensued. The result demonstrated how llitgrant had been the exercise of trust power In exacting excessive prices. ICvery one of these combinations was acting the part of a public robber. The Nail trust and the Steel Ball trust were particularly rapacious , but the others were very little better. With anything like a normal business they would have made en ormous iirolits. The fate of these combinations sug gests that there are limitations to the powers of tills form of monopoly ; that the trusts , however well organized * can not persistently combat the laws of trade without having sooner or later to surruirter. Tills would seem to b , shown by recent experience. But this does not furnish ! a valid reason for not legis lating against these combinations and leaving them to pursue their way sub ject only to the laws of trade , for they are In any case , even when they do not distinctly defy those laws , mischievous and dangerous. The vast power they wield in controlling the course of com mercial development , the restraint they are able to exercise over enterprise , the despotism of.their policy in regard to dealers and the influence they exert In various directions' ' , are all against the public interest ) and the general welfare. It is asserted 'In ' behalf of some of the trusts that prices At' their products have been reduced tfjneethey came into ex istence , but everybody knows- that this was not their1 primary purpose and where prices have been lowered it is duo to condltions/whleh would have been operative to Ihe-saiue end under free competition. Vnothcr claim set .up fo the trusts Is .that they have not beei a detriment to labor-yet. ; It Is nnqiic ; tlonnble that In the suppression of com petition thousands of people have beer thrown out of employment and very generally the wages of those employer have been reduced. The statements to tile contrary of some of the trtis otiicials who have appeared before tin joint committee of the New York Icgls lature can easily be shown to be false , The interests of labor are subserved by free industrial competition' , which enlarges largos the demand for and thereby maintains the price of labor. It Is obviously absurd to say that the sup prosslon of competition does not injure labor. The dissolution of a few combina tions which had gone too far in their exactions should not Induce the people to become indifferent to the necessity for stringent anti-trust legislation , These monopolistic aggregations art1 public enemies which must be destroyed and which cannot safely be left to ( he chances of self-destruction. To tolerate them Is to invite the building up of a monopolistic power In the land that would become Irresistible , controlling not only the nation's industries and com merce , but the government itself. "Don't come to Mexico unless you have money" is the ail vice tendered by people who are In a situation to speak with authority on the subject. But then that is pretty good advice with respect to almost every country. It taken money to Insure business success in these days and the man without money may as well stay where lie is. And the man who lias money docs not have to hunt for a place to put It. The opening up and developing of the Wyoming oil fields is another resource upon which the west may count for in dustrial recuperation. The oil deposits of tills region will , without doubt , fur nish the largerj iiat ; ; of the world's sup- lily before very iiuany years. The man who overlooks this Important factor In the ndvnneemeiit 'of the great west make > j a mistakf ( vldch will weaken all Ills conclusions * n Preparations ' [ foitho / Inauguration ceremonies received tusevere setback in the news that ' ( lofonel Cody would be nimble to be present. Confidence was imci ? more restor.cd , however , when It became generally .known that Colonel Moo res of Omaha-'would be found at the post of dutyl ' The now secretaries to the State Hoard of Transportation have learned to draw their salaries , but the other iH'iiefits reaped by the public by the : hango In the personnel of the board liave not yet become visible to the inked eye , Four appointive members of the pro posed Board of Flro and Police ( Join- nissloners may lie relied on to nullify svory attempt of the elective mayor to nji'ct politics into the ( ire. and police lupartmonts. As executive of the city ho mayor ought to have some voice 1 In the management of the police , but giving him one place out of live should ' not disturb the non-partisan character of the board. Now It Is proposed to reduce the price of supreme court reports to n mere nominal sum per volume. The state might , if it desired , furnish every practicing lawyer with n library free of charge , but there Is really no good reason why attorneys should not pay full price for copies of the state re ports just as they do for other law books. Hx-Treasurer Hartley says that his shortage Is only a-little over n half mil lion dollars and that there Is no necessity of making a mountain out of n mole hill , Mr. Hartley's last proposition Is eminently sound. There Is no molehill to bo swelled Into a mountain. The actual shortage Is quite large enough without exaggeration. The possession of the championship belt does not count so much with the big bruisers who are training for the Nevada light as the possession of the cash hung up as a purse. The "manly art of self-defense" Is Involved In this pugilistic contest only so far as It serves to rake In the shining dollars. Dr. Nansen Is going tu find the south pole on bis next voyage of exploration , because he thinks the location of the north polo is now so easy a task that almost any one can accomplish It. One thing at a time might possibly be n good rule In Arctic expeditions as In other lines of business. If the fall in the price of steel rails starts the work of railroad construction and betterment early In the spring and thus give employment to Idle laborers. In various parts of the country Its beneficial effects will be much more far-reaching than was apparent on the llrst announcement Wo have an anti-treat Jaw on the Nebraska statute book. It is likely to have the company of several other dead letter measures If some of the unpractical bills pending at Lincoln succeed in weathering all the stages of legislation. Try It 011 , < lie Dos. Cleveland I cadcr. If Senator Morgan finds it Impossible to pick a fight with any foreign nation ho might try Mr. Fltzslmiuona' plan of practicing on .sonic dog. A 1'oliii In Oiniilin'H Favor. Chicago Tribune. If Dion Geraldlno has undertaken to hulld an exposition for the Omaha people that exposition will bo built on time unless some great convulsion like the end ot the world supervenes. IlittliiK Uie lliill'M Kyc. Ixindon Truth. Somebody sends mo the following ana gram , as having a curious bearing on our oc cupatlon of Esypt , not to mention any othe recent territorial acquisitions : "Great Drit alu Grab , retain It. " Tin * rVnUiiTM of IilenlN. I ulsvllle Courier-Journal. A New York paper , after careful Invcstl cation , fixes upon $25,000 a year as "thi amount that Is absolutely necessary to drea n fashionable woman In a satisfactory man ner and malto her happy. " Boys , let's al bo true to our youthful Ideals and novc : marry until wo find an angel. Angels wca : feathers , and of their own growing. TIu > Mini for the Olllfe. Indlnnapnlls Journal. Labor Commissioner Wright of the na tlonal bureau was first appointed by Prcsl dent Arthur In 18S5. At that time there wa some opposition. Four years later ho wa ; reappolnted by President Cleveland an Kitbseauently by President Harrison. Mr , Clnveland lies continued him another term there being no opposition to Ills renomlnatlon because lie has proved to the country tha' ho Is specially fitted for the position. g II novrrnor. St. Paul 1'lonccr Pregs. Two Detroit pliyplclans iiavo asserted posl lively , at a meeting of members of thel profession , that hypnotic Influence was usoc upon Governor Rich of Michigan to proven Ills signing a bill affecting medical practice two years ago. At least , It Is claimed a noted hypnotist went to Lansing , got work in on the governor , and so the bll failed to receive the executive signature , [ lore's a hint for lobbyists. A goo.l hypnotla might be relied upon to get almost any bll through the legislature and the executive o/Ilco / , simply by the power of suggestion. TinDi'incHriillc WliiKN. niolio-Deinocrnt. It is rather significant that both the sliver democrats r.nd the gold democrats emphatically declare that they will main tain the Fame attluido on the finance ques tion In 1900 that they took in ISOIi. If they Htick to Oils determination the business of the election prophet will bo wonderfullv sim plified. Nobody would bo visionary enough lo predict democratic success three years lienco with -any such split In that party's ranks as took place Inst year. It must bo remembered that such a breach hereafter would bo worse than the recent one was , For the populist eh left ) ileclare that last rear's coalition cannot bo repeated. If there Is a sllverlto democracy In 1900 It will Iiavo no outside -aid , and thus will niako a i'ory smallfigure In the election returns , I.rvrl-IIiMiilcil I'lilliuiUiroiiy. Huston Globp. John Nicholas Hrnwn of Providence , a foung man of 33 , who Is among the richest n the country , has eel an example of male UK his nuinlficonco count that might well ) o Imltatc-d by other rich men of benevolent uatluts. The second city of Now England has for several years been debarred from a much : ovetod now library building oil account of conditions hampering bc < inests of funds held > y the trustees which retarded building iporatlonr. Tills disappointment young Irown has quickly as well as modestly put in end to by giving $200,000 In a way that vlll start the new library building Imme- ( lately. Tlie time for a. rich .man to give for public icods Is while ho is allvo and can see per- ionally that his "will" Is executed. Xut inly Is ho thereby doing the public a double iorvlce , but ho can proflt in the llesh by his iwn good worfcj In seeing them bless the ntended beneficiaries. "AII'HVcll Unit Km ! * Well. " rlillniloliihla I'rcsn. The electoral vote of Michigan might have IBBH thrown out at the count lart week bo- ore ofiipress had It beeu generally known list there Is a radical dofeoIn tlio il < > cilon aw of Uft suite. Jn chamjiiisf ; he law ( n 805 all other election lawn were repealed , nil no provision was made for canvassing ho electoral vote. The fact was discovered \ year ago by the Michigan officials and hero were many consultations as to what hould l o done , tome favoring and others 'Pposlng ' the calling of an extra tosulcm f the legislature to remedy the defect. It ras finally decided , however , to keep tha natter secret and permit the election to go 11 and the electoral vote to bo sent to Vaehlngtan as If everything was all Ight. Tlia plan worked well enough , ut It la easy to tea -what trouble might ave been cauied had the election been close nil the defeated party had found out that ho Michigan electoral vote was not ) strictly ? gal. It is only another Illustration of how inch the American people trust to chances ven In electing a president. i , It LASTS KllOM HAM'S IIH > . To have n bad habit Is to have a bail mas ter. ter.Tho The man whoso CHUM In wrong la euro to lo the loser If ho unlns It. Pulling little thouq'i'.s In big \vords don't make them weigh any more. There Is a flaw In the plitv timl locks dis mal at n prayer meeting Aii.1 hnppy at A circus , Ono difference between .t fool .ind n n-lfo man Is. that the fool talks moat when ho has least to say. Trying to use grand language often turns out about as It did with the men who sat on a limb and sawed It off. You CAn tell a child tlt.il fire will burn , but It cannot understand nhat you ircnn until It finds out for It-nlf. Many a church member l.i content with being a nlckd-ln-the-slot machine , who might bo an electric motor. IIAUMI.KH.S ( iltKKlC KIIIK. Chicago Record : Those Greeks may dress llko ballet dancers , but they Iiavo the ncrvo of a prlnm donna. Minneapolis Journal : Tlio sultan -will novcr rease to feel that Greece bns been a trifle niggardly with her ultimatums. Chicago Journal : So many spurious "Macedonian cries" have been raised that It will bo a relief to hear the real thing In case Turkey goes to war. Globe-Democrat ; The one significant fact that looms up In the news from Crete Is that the Turks have not been permitted to send troops there to hold tholr own terri tory. Minneapolis Times : Now that Prince George has sallied forth with his saber be tween his teeth and n big gun In cither hand , the cmlr of Ntipe Is not half as Interesting n personage as ho was week before last. Chicago Tribune : Would It not bo a Picturesque historical spectacle If little Greece should prove to bo the avenger of outraged civilization after all the big powers had supinely permitted the sultan free roln for his atrocities ? M AXI TIII : 111111,15. Minneapolis Journal : llev. Dr. lluckley , editor of the Christian Advocate , has stlrriM up a terrible tempest In New York Meth odism by denying the absolute Infallibility of the Kngllsh version , of the scriptures. It reminds one of tlio story of Mrs. Noah lookIng - Ing out of the windows of the ark and re marking to her husband , "Why , It has been raining , hasn't It ? " Kansas City Journal : When Dr. Buckley announced to a company of Now York Meth odist ministers that the story about the whale swallowing Jonan was too much for him to swallow , It would have been appro priate for some one to suggest the singing of the hymn : The morning ll ht Is breaking , lliu darkness disappears. Springfield (111. ( ) Republican : Rev. Dr. Buckley of Now York said to some brother clergymen Monday : "I do not believe that there are four men present who believe abso lutely in the Infallibility of the Knglish ver sion of the bible. If there aro. and they are looking for a fifth , they can count mo out. " Just then his tlmo explicit and ho was not permitted to explain his attitude further , nut the next Issue of the doctor's religious weekly will explain what , ho means In"full. From the text we should say that ho meant what ho said. Kansas City Star : Rov. W. James Uuck- loy , editor of the New York Christian Ad vocate , Is reported to have said at a meeting of Methodist preachers at the Methddlst book concern on Monday that ho did not bcHeve In the infallibility of the Kngllsh bible , and that he did not believe that over four preach ers present did. This utterance twenty-live years ago would have necessitated a new edi tor for the New York Christian Advocate and would have created a vacancy in the Methodist ministry about the size of Rev W. James Buckley. That no changes of tin kind are likely to occur now shows tha times have changed. SHCCIjAll SHOTS AT TIIK I'UM'IT Somervllle Journal : No church congrcga tlon has any business to find fault with It minister unless his salary Is paid clear up to date. Washington Post : Thrco or four preach ers of the several thousand In New York City manage to keep their names constantly be fore the gaze of the nation , and to keep tin public wondering what will como next. The1 have not attained to this notoriety by "faith ful continuance In well doing" according tc accepted standards , but by sensational methods ods , vlolativo of the plain rules that the aver , ago preacher's good sense lays down for hi ! guidance. New York Outlook : The unveiling of . llfo-alzod portrait. In an Episcopal church li Philadelphia of St. Charles the Martyr ii one of tlioao events which bring mirth to th thoughtlOM and grief to the judicious. T ! enrollment of Charlca I , In the "noble army of martyrs" was a piece of folly so Ideally complete that the satiric temper must fim It a constant eolace ; but to place his portral. In nn American church la so fundamental ! } humorous that the thought must have been Inspired by Punch of Life. Boston Blobe : Though the snubblsh churcl. bo the exception , not the rule- , Its Influence goca far to create and sustain the fooling that only the well-to-do are wanted In hand some , well-situated places of worship. Ou thing that has noticeably strengthened this feeling lo the trend. In later years , of cer tain religious societies to desert neighbor hoods that have become poor , and put up a church edifice In more fashionable districts Ministers may try their best , under such cir cumstances , to break down barriers , but the task of recreating the old fellowship that nnco drew strangers In from the hlghwayo mid byways. Is very difficult. New York World : A tvasatlonal preacher in Cadillac , Mich. , Illustrated a sermon on the tobacco habit by poisoning two cats with nicotine and allowing them to die on the ilatform from which ho was speaking. I'Jls name la omitted here- for the obvious rcanon ; hat the deslro to see It In print was probably nio of the strong Impulses that led him to ; hls cruelty. Max O'Rell , In oneof Ills looks , telly of a preacher who Illustrated to ils congregation the "facllo descent , " which is said to bo often made by way of exit 'rom this life , by sliding down the handrail > f the stops which led from his pulpit , Tlily vns striking and picturesque , no doubt , but ho Michigan minister holds the record for > xtravagant cffcctH In the line of an "Illua rated tunnon. " i'iit.so\Ai. : A.M ) OTIIIK\VISI : . Some admirer of Senator Morgan has ipplled for the job of counting the knots on ho lion's tall. It co4t an oven dollar to expectorate on ho floor of the Kansas City j'Olleo court. Mvlllzutlon Is not a failure. A bill If pending In the Now York legls- nturo making train wrecking , resulting In ho loss of life , murder In tlio first degree. With unanimity that Is admlrablo para- rnphcra have given tlio tele-graph editors a lonopoly of the job of associating tireeco , -ltir Turkey. The Increared use of tobacco In Franco wan otablo last year. The government has a lonopoly of the business , and Its revenue MS 393,000,000 francs , or 12,000,000 more thuu i 1895. The late General Joe Shelby of Missouri mild "swear llko a trooper. " Ills supply of xplotlves wire highly polished from constant HI > . Of burning words ho hud an ubundancu 5 burn , A quaint break In the monotomy of life In row Hampshire u fust day , on which the jyal rcalderts abstain from the customary leals and gorge themselves on the thanks- Ivlng plan. Jonah's whale and klridroJ stories are lie- ig exploited with much vigor and scriptural L-curucy by the religious ) press. Still the ict Is not drilled that the narrative Is sonic- hat sj > cv , rlous. The rattan manufacturing companies are irmlng a trust , with a capital of $0,000,000. I'hlle the combination announces a phllan- iropls dt preltlon toward the people , | Ui roduc.s are bound to be nut on. A St. Louis alchemist announces his read- ! ass to convert common clay Into nuggets r gold , Still , Missouri real eatato la not uffod up and continues clinging to native oofs with affectionate conalitency. The fog enveloping the whereabouts of Hon. cnry Watlmon of Kentucky and the United tutM Is dUpcllqil by the following editorial rorture tn the Louisville Courier-Journal : During the goad old days ot reconstruction when the aspirations of Ihoao fiouthcrn borons whose vlor ro.io utter the war hid ended were voiced by the Semi-Weekly Ruffled Shirt nd Hc-l ) in-to-tho-NlgK < T , Issued from the village of Wny UACV , In the county of Ifell-for-Sirtln , that rcdouhtnbto publication It could hnrdly be called A news paper devoted the greater part of Its Available pr-j co , nnd All Ils editorial energies , In the business of exterminating the Courier- Journnl.Hciico It In fair to conclude that Mr. Wattcrcon Is "at home. " SIllMMl TltllTIIS. "The world with calumny abounds. Tim whitest virtue slawler wounds. There are those whose Joy Is , Night nnd day. to talk a character nvmy. " "When a man l.i wrong and won't mlmlt It ho nlwnya pets angry. * ' "To have the power to forglvo Is empireniul prerogative. Ami tls In crowns n noble gem To grant a pardon , then condemn. " "Oratlntdo li the crossroad that lends quickly to lovo. " "Discretion Is moro necessary to women then clmiucncp , brrnupc lliry Imvo less trouble to spoilk well thru to speak little. " "A truth that one dors not understand becomes nn error. " "Women prefer to say a little evil of them rather tliatt say nothing of them nt ' 'Rr-collertlon In the only paradise out of which we cannot bo driven. " "How ninny people would bo mute If they were forbidden to speak well of themselves anil evil of others ! " "Ho la the happiest who renders the greatest number happy. " "Wo Instinctively abhor ralumny as wo do a snake for four of Ils venom , but la our aversion to It so great when It attacks others ? " "Thero Is no morn agreeable companlop than the woman who loves us. " ( Clarence 1'ntrlck McDotmM. ) Dey ain't no shoe like dc ol' one. Dcy nln't no use ob falltn' off oh do motah car bcfoah It stops. Dcy ain't no use ob klckln' er mule be cause do mule , kick you. Moah dan halt lib do young men nowadays pass -bi-foah dey looks at ilnlh linn's. Do deblPs pltchfawk am not long , but ho am a-maltln' It resell or great ways. Dcy nln't no use ob tryln' to take do wliolo fambly to heaben on yeah own merit. Dey ain't no uao oh llst'nun' to cr pu'son dot trlca to tell you ob yeah past hlslahry. Nine times out ob tain cr man ncbah meets do woman wit whom ho can compete. Doy a'In't ' no use ob sayln' "I caln't" when do means ob obahcomln' do dlf'culty am bcfoah you. Some women caln't talk wlfout makln' do sharpniiss ob dalh tongue cut Into de feelln'i ob auuddah. Some g'lrls am foolish 'uough to wink at do man in de moon , den git mad because hs don't wink back. Hey nln't no use oh glttln' mad wlf yoah- so'f because you caln'l jump obah cr mounts 'in ; do bos' way am to climb , i 1 THIS JOY OK IilKH. Written for Tlie lice. I.lfo Imtb joy in the morning time - For every living thing ; Glad bells send out n merry chlmo And nature's voices sing1. Life's hopes are bounding in the blooJ , I3urth'H beauties stretch away ; The world I.s froth anil fnlr and good In the dawning of the day. Tlio Joy that conies with the high noon hour Is the joy of the Mowers In bloom , The consciousness of strength and power O'er llic threads In life's swift loom. Possession dims our fondest dreams , Harth'H sorrows pass us by , Llfo'.s faliv.sl .sunshine o'ur us .streams When tlit- hour of noon is nlgb. | Sweet Is the joy of eventide. Tjoved memories of the past ; By silent shores still waters filldo ' When the light Is fading fast ; Tim Joy of one who has run his race , The blpaHlnu of well oiirno l r * t ; Oh , the Joys of the day are full of graca But the evening- joys are best. Wlnsldc , Neb.HUI. . B WIL1.KY CUE , A LONG LOOK AHEAD It takes a steady hand and a clear eye to see into the future with any certainty with the spy glass of experience. It isn't always easy to < now just what may oe wanted. That is why ive have been talking n our advertisements } f things we have to ; ell and of things we Dught to have sold Jong igo. igo.It It is getting pretty ate to sell winter goods iowso if there is any- hing in our present > fferings that you want ro\i may be sure of jetting it at rather less han any where else , and more than that of getting something bet- er. Our Hut Wan Is ready for you with oil 10 purlng biockH , S. W. Cor. 15th and Uouglna Sta.