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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , MATOil 1 , 1807.
Tim OMAHA DAILY BEE U INDSKWATEK , Edllor. PUBLISHED HVBUY MOUNINO. TKHMS Ol' Bully He * ( Without Sum- . , ) , One Ycsr J cw Dally \o nml SimJny , Ono Yrur I DC Rlx Month * , 400 Tln-fo Month * JM Kunl.iy I'.tv , One Year. . . . . * OJ RAturday lice. One Year 1 JJ \Vcc' < ly lice , On Year. . . . . OFTJCTSI Omnha : Th Jt e DiilKllng. , Bwilh Omnlin : Sln r lllli. . Cor. N and 84th Sis. I'ounrll lllurfs : 10 I'ertrl tticrt. Thl-ftcit Oincf : 317 nhnmlnr of Commerce. Kfvf York : Koom * 13 , II nnl 15. Trlljutio Wmhlnslun : M Hill Mrcct. vimi . i AJr I Ji. . * \-c * , | . All oommtinlr.-Ulons relating to news and edl- lorl l nmttcr * hould be addressed : To the Editor. UU3INKSH UVnT.nS. , . . . All linMno.'i let'cM nnd remittances rhoulil b' HdJrracd to Tlie lift I'ublUhlnit.Company . , Omnhit. Dinflfl , flu-elm , xi > iens nnd t'oatolllre moti y orders to tic made p yabli to ihe order of the cninimiiy. , _ Tin : nun rnu.imiiNO COMPAJNT. ITATKMKNT oV CIUCUITIOS. . Btnte of Kebrnaka , I Dniiplna County. | . Gfoi-RC U , Tziclmch , cecrclnry tit Tlie tlco Tub. Hilling company , l > clr.i ( duly mrorn , eaya that ine actual number of full nml comrdeto copies of flic Unity Mornlns , i\x-nlnc ; and Sunday llo printed during Ihe month of January , IKKt was na lol- lowii 10.257 coplon Total not snlm , in.OCO . Net dnlly average. ORonon n. T .Sworn to before mo nnd culii-crlbed In my prtpcnci ? thU 3d dny of Vebrunry. IMi. JS , " . 1' IVltA Notary Public. Throe more days of ( trover. All roads will load to Omaha In the exposition year. The ( iiu'stion lu , Will the recount of the ballots have to be recounted ? Tlu > InHt days of concross are culled mtsnpnsion days , lu-causo the jnifollu Is Ui > I > t In constant suspense during that time. The law makers of South Dakota have voted to paint'their oluo pink. This Is only preliminary , however , to painting the state capitol rod. The people of Omnha do not want to oppress any of. th franehlsod corpora tions. All they want Is fair treatment for the city and the public. If the state can call liv bonds bearing 8 per cent interest and lloat bonds bear ing 4 per cent Interest the question of economy ought not to require argument. No one viewing the kindergarten that dally inhabits the legislative halls at Lincoln will question the propriety of enacting the proposed bill to prohibit the adulteration of candy. The United States will not require assistance In disposing of the Alabama award. If there should bo any uu- olahned surplus there will still bo no dilllculty In finding , a ; place to put It. There Is one thing that will cut off the Cuban pyrotechnics In the senate , and that Is the submission of McKIn- ley's nominations for its consideration and confirmation. The league base ball umpires are stirr ing up nearly as much strife among the magnates before the season opens as their decisions are apt to engender among the players after the first ball is pitched. Tlmt recount , will have to bo hurried If the legislature Is to know whether the two. candidates for contingent su preme judgeships wore elected in time to provide for the salaries In the reg ular appropriation bills. The committees to whom was re ferred the governor's message at the opening of the legislative session ought to bo able by this time to toll what ac tion they propose on the various rocom inundations of Governor Ilolcomb. Two of the railroads have done nobly lu aid of the Transmlsslssippl Exposi tion. Others will undoiibtoly follow the ahlning example. And so will the pack ing houses , and a host of other corpora tions and individuals , when they got good and ready. Amid accumulating evidence that something Is retarding the adjustment of the city's dealings with the water rvvorks , the cheering thought recurs that this Is not the first time when there , was a stick in the water In dealing with Blmlhtr problems. The principal buslines of the city prosecutor Just now seems , to be to dis miss complaints filed by the "reform" police against offenders who have be come lost , strayed or stolen , and parties against whom no tangible evidence could bo found. On no possible scheme of computation can a legislative ivapportlonment bo made without Increasing the representa tion to which Douglas county I.s entitled. That will go far toward explaining why the fimlonlst ardor for a redlstrlctlng bill cooled off so rapidly. If the populist editors now quarreling over conflicting claims 'to ' the title of 'tho It ofi ) ni i press cannot agree among themselves on such minor matters how can they expect to keep harmonious household with the uon-popullst mom- bora of the fusion family ? How eager some congressmen' are to fiot In a legislative blow at the prize lighters when they know they are out of hitting distance and the time too ahort to have their bills become effective until after the contest aimed at shall have been fought to a finish. Genera ! Paul Vandorsnort threatens to challenge n Missouri pop gun to mortal combat. Hut when the umpire calls time nobody will come to the bat. lllack coffee and red Ink may flow In profusion over this controversy , but there Is ifo danger of either of the combiitauta re quiring surgical assistance. ( J.V TO H'ASIUXdTUX. This will be an eventful wetk at the national capital. The preparations Ilia have been made for the Inaugural few tlvltles give promise that they wll.l beef of e.\i-prtlonnl | Interest and attractive ness. There have boon brilliant dls plays In connection with the tnaugura lion of a president of the United States and the one of next Thursday may no surpass the most notable of thorn , but It will bo n memorable occasion lu othoi than n political souse. It Is , however , Ina political HCUSL that ihe great majorlly of the American people are Inlerested In Dm Inaugura tion of n now president. The pomp and pageantry that will slgiiali/.o the event is a matter of no great consequence , ex cept ns It Illustrates the popular respect for the ofllce. The Interest of the people ple is chiefly in the promise of a changi of policy that will bring In better condi tions nnd cmiblo the country to advance more rapidly than It Is doing toward prosperity. Kverywlioro men are lookIng - Ing hopefully to a change of adminis tration as the stai'llng point of an era of Industrial and commercial activity. Ts'o rational man expects a floqd-tldo of prosperity at once , but simply that the Improvement which has taken place since the presidential election will bo continued and accoloiiitcil. There Is a widespread faith that the new adminis tration will bo able to strengthen finan cial confidence and if permitted to carry out its policies to restore the highly prosperous conditions which existed un der the last republican administration. It is realized that there Is one dilllculty In the way that may bo very hard to remove. If It shall not prove Insuperable. That Is the disposition manifested by a number of so-called silver republicans In the senate to combat the legislation necessary to a. full revival of Industries. These men : are professedly pro'toetlon- Ists , but they seem prepared to sacrifice protection to silver and their obstinacy Is well known. Itul for this there can bo no doubt the country would now bo making rapid strides toward prosperity. Yet witli the knowledge of this diffi culty In the way of speedily and fully carrying Into effect the economic policy of the new administration , there Is still widespread feeling that It will bring about a better state of affairs and the fact that there Is such a feeling Is in Itself favorable to improved conditions. The transfer of the administration of this great nation from one political party to another Is an event that should com mand the lively interest of every intel ligent American citizen. The inaugura tion of a chief executive of a nation of 70,0JXK ( ( ( ) of free people Is of Impressive significance. Karely has the induction into olliee of a president been of more momentous importance to the nation than will bo that of William JIcKlnley. THRKA TKXIXG In the event of President Cleveland approving the immigration restriction bill , of which there appears to be a good deal of doubt. Canada threatens retalia tion with respect to that feature of the bill which provides for excluding alien labor that comes into the states without intention' of acquiring American citizen ship. TIio present Canadian premier , wiio is very friendly to this country and hopes to bo able to effect a reciprocity agreement with us , is quoted ns saying "that unless the United States shows a more friendly disposition Canada must in self-protection pass a similar law , " and his predecessor , Sir Charles Tupper. has expressed the opinion that "Canada should treat the United States exactly as they treat us. " Thus It appears that both liberals and conservatives in the Dominion are agreed that if this im migration act becomes law It will be the duty of Canada to retaliate and un doubtedly this course would bo adopted. It Is probable that there are more Canadians employed In the . United States who retain their residence in Caniida that there are. Americans who dally cross the frontier to wqrk In the Dominion , but the difference In nnmbe.rs may not be so great as to warrant the proposed exclusion and certainly it would he something of a hardship to both. It was explained in congress that this provision of the Immigration' re striction bill was not directed so much against the Canadians as against the labor that comes here from Kuropa in seasons of activity and departs when the activity is passed , but of course no exception could be made. There would seem to bo substantial ground of com plaint regarding this migratory labor from abroad and certainly there Is ex cuse for American worklngmen asking that It bo excluded , yet It would he'tin- fortunate to have any Issue with our northern neighbor over I his matter. II may fairly be doubted whether Amsrl- cnn labor is so much Injured by this Canadian competition as to warrant Its L-xcluslon ; be.sides , It does not follow ihat the competition would 1m destroyed , ihico- the Canadians would simply have lo move Into the United States and de clare their Intention to become citizens. It is thought the president may veto the bill on account of this provision , though ho can find stronger reason for lolng so. TO Ifi'OltKASKMA'v A measure of no little Importance was [ Missed by the house of representatives last week. II Is a bill to allow national Imnks to Issue circulating notes to the liar value of the bonds deposited to secure such notes ami It was passed uy a very largo majority , It was [ minted out that If the bill should bo- 'ome a law It would enable the national liitnks to Increase their circulation up wards of $110,000,000 on the bonds now ih'poslted which as member , one re marked would bo quite an Item lu such i money stringency as wo encountered In 181) ) : ! . The principal opposition to the 1)111 was made by .Mr. Walker , chair man of the banking and currency com mittee , but the overwhelming majority for the bill demonstrated that the house lias no very great regard for the cur rency vlows of that gentleman. It may lie worth while to note that most of [ hose who voted against the measure ire free silver men. The question of allowing national junks to Issue circulating notes to the > ar value of bonds deposited in the ireusury has been repeatedly presented to congress nnd has had the mippor of soim > of tlie nblest llnjtnclors In Ilia body , nmoiiic them Senator Sherman It has also boon favorably urged upoi congress by secretaries of the treasury and cnninimUcrs of the currency. It 1 ; hardly necessary to say that If tin banks won ? allowed this privilege I would not In the least Impair the so enrlty of the notes. Kvcry bond of ( hi trnvorninoiit commands a premium am there Is not the remotest possibility tlmt any of them will over fall below par. But the national banks would per Imps make something out of this addl llonal circulation nnd this Is .sulllcleni for the opponents of those Institutions who do not concern themselves with the question as to whether there might no be some compensating benellt to tin people. Speaking In support of the bill Hcpro sontatlvo .Tohnson of Indiana , who 1m : recently attained some prominence ii : the discussion of the currency , snlti there was no tax on the people Involved In the bill , but n benefit would result to the people , "since. In Its practical operation , the bill would permit an In. crease In the- circulating medium at those times when It Is most needed tc answer the demands of trade and coin , merco. " He further said that the hill confers no advantage upon the bankf that Is not also the advantage of the people. Tito discussion did not disclose a single sound and valid reason against tills measure for increasing the bank circulation within perfectly safe limits , so far as the security Is concerned. II Is to bo apprehended , however , that the action of the house was taken too late In the session for anything further tc bo done. The bill Is not likely to be taken up in the senate before the clo > : of the present congress. C11MAT1XH MOltli SIXKCUltKS. The executive department shall consist of a governor , lieutenant governor , secretary of state , auditor of public accounts , treasurer , superintendent of public Instruction , at torney genera ! and commissioner of public lands and buildings. Sec. 1 , Art. V , Con stitution of Nebraska. No other executive state ofllco shall be continued or created and the duties now devolving upon odlcors not provided for by this constitution shall be performed by the officers herein created. Sec. 26 , Art. V , con stitution of Nebraska , In defiance of this explicit prohibition of the constitution our lawmakers have persisted in creating new executive oliices under various pretexts and the lawless practice has been countenanced until th.re are now more unconstitutional otlicos than constitutional ofllces In the executive department Thus we have three railroad commissioners drawing ? 2,00 ( ) a year eacli as secretaries to a pretended State Hoard of Transportation whose duties the constitution devolve ? upon the elective state olllcors. We have a state labor commissioner , who poses nf deputy to the governor , and we have Irrigation secretaries and so-called deputies of every description on thu state pay roll. To say these extra con stitutional olllcors do not come under the clause prohibiting additional state oil ) , ccra Is simply whipping the devil round the stump. It is very much like a certain famous supreme court decision that holds that a stenographer Is not a clerk within the meaning of the constitu tion. tion.The The worst feature of all this constant Infraction of the constitution Is that nn olliee once created Is over abolished. That fact Is strikingly exemplified in the bogus railroad commission. When the republicans were In power nnti-monopl.v : democrats and populists never ceased clamoring for Its abolition. At every legislative session bills were Introduced cither to do away entirely with the use less secretaries or to reduce their num ber from throe to one. This demand had the hearty snpiwrt of The Boo at all times. Now that the sinecures have been bestowed on populists and antimonopoly - monopoly democrats , so-called , the fusion legislature eems to have stuffed cotton In Its ears and put blinders on its eyes. In Its view a sinecure ceases to be an Imposition on the taxpayers as soon as it Is gobbled by bellwethers of Its own political flock. And now It Is proposed to create an other state executive olllco under the name of secretary of Immigration. Where is the authority or need for creat ing this ofiico ? What Is the secretary of immigration to do that would justify paying him .f' ,000 a year salary ? Is In to act as advertising agent for the state or solicitor for Immigrants ? Is not ( lie state of Nebraska being abundantly ad vertised throughout the length and breadth of the land without cost through the Transmlssissippl Kxi > osltlon ? With the knowledge that this systematic ad vertising will continue In every shape and form for the next eighteen months what object Is there in squandering money on Immigration literature ? Will not the eximsltlon Itself bo the most effective Immigration agency that could possibly bo devised ? If there Is really any need of special effort to attract Immigration' ' why can not the labor commissioner perform all this work ? If not , why could not an > rdlnary clerk In the secretary of state's olllco prepare and distribute the Im migration documents ? To create a sec retary of Immigration means not only : ho establishment of a .fli.OOO-n-yeur sinecure , but also a nest of sinecure clerkships which are sure to multiply as : he years go by. Nebraska wants to attract both capital and population. But squandering money ) n needless Immigration agents will not lo It If the plaintiff in a damage suit re cently brought against the city can sue- curd In convincing a court and jury that 10 has boon damaged if 10XX ( ) by the pro tracted elosino of the Eleventh street viaduct to travel , , no one will doubt that t would have been better to have ex- londo'I u Hinall proportion of that sum hree years ago In repairing the struc- .uro. .uro.A A number of bills are pending In the cglslaturc to reimburse different conn , les the expenses of criminal prosecu tion in certain trials for murder and other serious crimes. Under our police ystem each county Is supposed to prose- ute at Its own cost all offenders. In ltn urlsdlctlou. There may bo instances where tlrrrlntrdon of criminal prosecti tlon belongs uroporly on the whole state but thfyiiiiU-it necessarily be few ant the Imllscilmlunte reimbursement of mieh c < nC | "rannot fall to estnbllsl vicious pm-cTlcnts. The Veri/it lan Boundary commls-doi threatens ( o relinquish Its otllelul ex Islenco simultaneously with the Clove laud administration. In order that Its ' departuri } 'may not bo too heavy a bur den , It prrtVnjses to leave as memen toes several Imlky public documents In dicative ohw mt might have been per petrated In thtx way of a voluminous report , had there boon no outside Inter ference with the work of the commis sion. And so the legislature has heartlessly declined to endorse the frantic demand of our amiable contemporary for a uni form divorce law ! This Is Ingratitude sharper than the serpent's tooth. Did not our amiable contemporary only a few weeks ago declare that the divorce question was the most Important sub ject before our legislature ? If the doctors want to raise by vol untary subscription a fund for the prosecution of medical quacks and char latans there. Is nothing on the statute books to prevent. Compelling by law every applicant to practice medicine to pay tribute to the quack-prosccutton fund , however , Is an altogether different thing. AVnry CaiiliioM. Washington Stnr. Doubtless the king of Greece realizes that the dogs of war frequently display great ro- hictanco about responding when the man who loosed them thinks better of It and whistles for them. JdlnnenpoIlH Times. It will not be the fault of the Omaha boomora If the Transmlsslssippl Exposition falls. Their campaign has boon .organized . with special reference to western legisla tures now In' session and delegations have been pressing their claims simultaneously lu every state capital from Madison to Sacra mento. l ! 1iiiolil > liiK with IMiitocrntH. Indianapolis Journal. It provokes no general comment on the part oD the republican press that Mr. Uryan was dined by a ten-millionaire In Washing ton with the rent of the silver magnates , but had Major McKlnlcy been thus honored scores of Uryau papers would have de nounced the act as an evidence of the presi dent-elect's friendliness to the "inordinately rich. " Wrecking Inflated J'oiilx. Philadelphia Press. The Iron I orolpool seems near breaking. The quicker It .breaks . the better. Its or ganization , lld ( Infinite harm to the Iron trade. The advance In ore It worked , from $2.80 to $1 a tea , gave an artificial founda tion to the , whole Iron trade and deferred prosperity. , Providence has given the United States the chqapoit ores In the world and nothing should , bo allowed to Interfere with their sale at the cheapest price In the world. \Vntrr on the Urn In. New York World. PrcsldontDul , oof the Cigarette trust testi fies that it .owns , less than $100,000 worth of machinery for manufacturing , and that Its capltallzatlqu has been Increased from less than ' a million to $35,000,000 on all of which , water and waste paper Included , It Iq.managing tp.niskc the public pay what he considers a. , satisfactory1 dividend. It' Is no wonder the beneficiaries of buch a system think that trade- would bo' ruined by fair sales In an open market ! Shorten tlm E lrn. SoNNlon. Kansas City Stnr. " While there la no obvious reason for an oxlra session of congress next monlh or at any lime In Ihe near future , lliere Is palpable wisdom In Speaker Reed's deter- mlnallon lo reslrict leglslalion , should an oxlra session be called , lo the considera- llon of Iho lariff question by naming com- mlttees only on ways and means and ap- proprlallona. If general legislation was al lowed Ihe extra session might drag along for months , and during all the time the counlry would bo dlslurbed by apprehen sion , Tlie Foresit HoNervoB. Denver News. The prescrvallon of timber on the public domain is always to bo approved , but the selling aside of limber reserves by execu tive proclamation without an adequate knowledge of the facts Involved or any re gard to Individual righls Is not to be en couraged. The recent executive pioclama- llon Involving lands In Utah , Wyoming , Montana and South Dakota has aroused the resentment of their congressional delega tions and will probably be made void by an act of congress. USIXG I'UIH.IC MONUY. lured TriiNlN Violated anil the People llolibfil. Sioux City Tribune. How bent to lake care of Iho money be longing lo Iho Blalcs , counties and other po litical divisions , 13 an unsolved problem. The legislature of Pennsylvania is considering Ihe advisability of making some provision for having inlerest paid to Ihe state on de posits In Iho banks , and members of the legislature have secured Information as to what Is done In other states. In twenty- four states reporting , It Is found that four teen recslvo Interest on stale deposits , vary ing from IVs to 3 per cent , though Iho laller rale of Interest Is regarded as too high even where II Is secured. There It no uniformity In the system used , bul generally the states receiving Interest regard the- plan as satis factory. Four of the states reporting as not receiving Interest on ijtato money require Ihat the money be kept OK deposit , like the federal government , and six of them make deposits In banks but get no Interest. The experlonco of South Dakota and Ne braska with state money strikingly Illustrates the danger otipermlttlng the state treusurcrs to do with staleunpney whatever they please. An ex-treasuror oi South Dakota Is serving , time In the i ? nltenllary for embezzlement of nn onornioue , sum of money , and the ex- treasurer of jjfebrnska Is nominally In de fault over a/ilu lf million dollars , while the ox-auditor ot Nebraska has' Just been ar rested for msa.ppJroprlalion | ! of stale funds , In Soulh Daftpjlaf and Nebraska Iho state treasurer U mai\o \ the custodian of state funds and 14 , olaped under heavy bonds to guarantee tho. safety of the money. This placing of a'afylp treasurer under heavy bonds h a incasure for the safety of the money , but lir'faqt securing bonds Is a diffi cult malter , ' Wjh/qh / makes It necessary for the slate treasurer' IP so uae the state funds as lo make a ly ; uroflt. In fact , the system encourages specujalion with state money , and this speculation U the cause of all Ihe trouble had wlittWale treasurers. The state or Iowa some years ago had an unfortunate experience with state funds. A state treasurer wa found sliorl. The depuly had followed the custom of the time and per mitted some of the state money to bo used for speculative purposes by one or moro of li'j ' friends. None of the state officials were dishonest , but expectations were not realized and trouble followed. On a larger scale trouble has como lo South Dakota and Nt > - braaka by permitting , or rather encouraging , the system of personal speculation with state funds. The state funds should ho xacred and de voted wholly to the usra of Ihe public , It Is doubtful If the states gain anything by axklng for Interest on state funds from banks or othei-j. It Is rertaln thai It Is not right to allow dale officials to use state funds for private speculation. The system of taxation and ntato expenditures should bo so adjusted that a stale would never have any largo amount of money on hand and never any largo tlollclency. The name Is true of counties , cities , towns and school districts. Exposition Endorsements r * BY THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI PKESS. Los Angeles Times : Friends of the Trans mlrrolsstppl Exposition bill nt Sacramento an hopeful that they will succeed in securing tin modified njiproprlatl n of (53,000. As rccwitl ; mentioned In the Times , some opposition t < the bill cropped up among the northcri members. Ilecent advices from Sacramonti mention the remarkable fact that one 01 two of the southern members nro opposed It the bill , or at least half-hearted In Its sup port. This U surprising. In view of the fad that the bill originated at this end of Uu otato , has been strongly Indorsed by tin Chamber of Commerce , nnd Is approved by t great majority of the citizens of southcrt California. Southern Callfornlans have ccr. talnly had nn excellent opportunity durlnp the past ten years to Judge of the good re sults that may bo achieved through a Jttdl. t'iotm and persistent advertising of the re. sources anil attractions ot the state amonp thu outer barbarians beyond the mountains If there Is any section of the United. Statoi that has profited by such advertising , It 1 : certainly southern California , At the same time , It should bo clearlj understood that this appropriation Is for the bsncflt of the state at largo. Residents 'hi the northern section of California arc full } as much Interested In obtaining the appro , priatlons as we of southern California , ot oven moro so , becntuo they have moro need of Immigration. Only a fo\v days ago the State UJoard of Trade decided to open a bu reau In Loa Angeles for the purpose of In ducing Immigration to the northern counties , This shows that the people up there nro be ginning to appreciate the necessity of adver tising tholr section. They could Ilnd .no . bet ter way of making n gooJ beginning In this line than by getting together a first-class dis play for the Tratiuimlsi'isslppl Exposition , which opens next year in Omaha. GunnUon ( Colo. ) News : The Colorado legls. laturo Is being urged to pass an appropria tion for a state exhibit at the Transirilspls- slppl Exposition next year. It is to be hoped they will sse their way clear to dose so , as the exposition will without doubt dc more to advertise the west than all the work of the lost ten years. Peas tha appropria tion. U will bo the best Investment of the year. Turon ( Kan. ) Press : As an Incentive to western Immigration the Transmlsslssippl and International Exposition to be held at Omaha , Neb. , during the latter half of the year 1S9S , Is worthy of more than passltiR notice to all Kantii . It is not by any moanx a visionary enterprise , but a well concerted undertaking to promote the Intercuts of the great territory between the Mississippi and the Rockies , showing the natural resourcea and the wonderful advantages to the visitors from other states and countries. Kansas cannot afford to miss this great opportunity to present her countless resources to tha world , nnd should therefore get In on the ground floor. Let the legislature make nn appropriation for this purpose which would prove as "bread cast upon the waters to return not many days hence. " Outhrle ( Okl. ) Leader : The opinion ex pressed by President Cleveland to the Presby terian divines as to the prevailing character istics of our western civilization Is the- one generally obtaining In the eastern states. The opportunity to remove this widespread misapprehension of our eastern brothers will be offered In the Transmlsslsslppi and Inter national Exposition to be held in Omaha , Neb. , from June 1 to November , 1S98. Hon. Eugene Wallace of Oklahoma City has lcen In Guthrle during the last week workIng - Ing with great enthusiasm and Industry to show the members of the general assembly the great advantages that will accrue to Oklahoma by a proper and judicious repre sentation at that great exposition. The ex position will Tie a magnificent object lesson to the people of the effete orient , who are rather prone to believe that "they are the people and that wisdom will die with them. " They will , perhaps , bo astonished to learn that twenty millions of people Inhabiting this vast territory are not the semi-savages depleted by our worthy chief executive. They will see that the dwellers In this great laud , who have redeemed It from savage nature and still more savage men , have lost none of the aggressive courage , energy and reso lution of their pioneer ancestors and fore runners , while they have joined It with a civilization , culture , education and progress that is not excelled In the most favored portions tions of the east. The members of the legis lature seem to be alive to the Importance of having Oklahoma's resources properly set forth at the exposition and some bill will be doubtless passed making a fair appropriation for that purpose. The immense benefit that accrued to Chicago and the middle west through the results of the Columbian expo sition hold In 1803 can hardly bo exaggerated , while the exposition held the following year ! u Atlanta gave an Impetus to Its resources and prosperity that Is still felt" throughout : lie length and breadth of Georgia. Okla- tioma would bo recreant to her own high destiny if she failed to u.so to the utmost the opportunity offered her to advertise and display to the world the matchless resources Bestowed upon her by an opulent nature. It will give her an opportunity to splendidly refute the Implied slanders of the eastern comic press , that persists In exhibiting "Al- < all .Ike" as a typical exponent of Oklahoma civilization and culture , and will enable her to demonstrate to the world tlmt her citi zens are a God-fearing , law-abiding , Intelli gent and cultivated people and that Hlio Is ilessed not only with magnificent natural re sources , but with a civilization so advanced and complete that It would satisfy the most captious critic from the fastidious and ex clusive east , The Idea of this great exposition was born at a congress of the transmlsslsslppl states and territories , held In 1SQ5 , In a resolution o request congress to take such steps as might be necessary to hold this exposition at Omnha. The general government has re sponded uobly , giving the exposition its In- criiattonal character by its patronage and catering care , while Iho great state of Ne- > raska , by an appropriation of $100,000 enables - ables It to completed ltn preparation with an opulence and splendor In keeping with the great object for which It was created. It vlil bo a notable exhibition of the resources at the great wrst , and Oklahoma , the young est and fairest sister ot this great cnmmon- oalth cf transml'slsslppl .tales , should lv vex x representation at this great exposition thai rill not bo unworthy of her great people and plendld resources. ' Tarklo ( Mo. ) Avalanche : The Transmls- IsslppI Exposition to bo hold at Omaha next ear promises to be ono of the moat success- ill expositions over held. The western tales are taking hold ot the matter In a vay that Insures Its jmccess. The leglsU- iiren ot a number of the states have ttlready nade large appropriations for exhibits at thu xposlllon. Seattle News : Ueproaentatlvo Wllkesou nf Skaglt has Introduced a bill lo have Iho tate make a display at the Omaha Interna- lonal Exposition .In 1S9S. It provide ! ! for i commission to collect an exhibit and ap propriate * $10,000. DCS Molncs Capital : The Tr.immlssls- Ippl Exposition appropriation of $10.000 may lot bo cut down after all. .Members are hanging their minds in regard to It since ho facts have become better known , The oglslature last session passed a resolution leartlly recommending the exposition and irglng our members of congress to aecuro an pproprlatlon for it and requested other atatcs o join In promoting the success of tha exjio- Itlon. Marshall Treynor of Council Bluffs ays ho does not see how the legislature can onslstently withhold Us support from the ex- > osltlon at this llmo and ho Ihlnks It would IB fatal to the enterprise If Iowa should deal t such a blow now. The business men of Council muffs , he says , have subscribed mote than twice as much to the exposition s Iho state ot Iowa , and they are much In- crested In It. In regard to the claim that Nebraska gave to Iowa and her presidential landldito "tho marble heart" and "tho Icy land , " bo saya this lo a mistake , because he men who are at thu head of the exposition were Htrong and active friends of Senator Allison and did all In tholr power to carry he stale for him , but they failed through no ault of their own. Must of thorn were formerly from 7owa , and still retain a lively Interest In the state. Mr. Treynor nlso thinks that It Is very unfair to blatno these men and punish them because the state ot Nebraska went against the republican part } That was no more their fault than the otliir ho says. KXOOKP.U OUT 11V St'I.I.lVA.N ' Crete Democrat : Governor Ilolcomb ha appointed Homer M. Sullivan of Broken Ho\ as judge ot the Twelfth district to nil th vacancy causrd by the election of Judg Greene to congress. We had hoped that ou friend Oldham ot Kearney would get the ap polntmcnt. Uonlphnn Index : Sullivan of Uroken llo\ was appointed by Governor Ilolcomb t 1111 the judgcshlp made vacant by the etcc tlon of Greene to congress. Oldham of Kcar noy was the favurlta of most people of th district , but had been too long In the popu list ranks. As n populist Sullivan U bit a year old , and that was what knocked llpcont converts arc the ones who are pullln the plums nowadays In Nebraska. Shclton Clipper : Governor Ilolcomb has ap pointed II. M. Sullivan ot Uroltnn How , to th position of district judges of this judicial dis trict , to fill the vacancy caused by tlio rcslg nation of lion.V. . L. Greene. Judge Sulll van ils a "free sliver republican , " and thl appointment Is his piece ot the pie , and 1 will probably glvo Governor Ilolcomb a blacl eye In this county lu the future , as most o thu fusiontaU hero were favorable to the ap polnlineait ofV , D. Oldlutm of Kearney. Kearney Sun : Quite a number of pope crats In tills county arc Inclined to runs Governor Ilolcomb. They otisht not lo be ton bard on him ; he had to make a gooi many promises In campaign times In onle to get back. Console yourself with Hit knowledge that you are but one of the many who wore taken Into the confidence of Gov ernor SI and given a gllmpjo of the promisee land. If his promise had been kept will you , the other follow and many othora woult bo swearing vengeance. Just ns you am ninny others are today. It wasn't a matle of keeping promises , but a selection o "ico cutters. " Governor SI isn't to blame because you don't cut much Ico. Ravenna News : Ilomsr M. Sullivan o Broken How has been appointed by Ooverno Ilolcomb to succeed W. L. Greene as Judg of the Twelfth judicial district. The appoint mcnt Is a good one , so far as ability Is can corned , and we can heartily offer our con gratulatlous to the new Judge. The fact re mains , however , that W. D. Oldham o Kearney , In point of services rendered the populist party , was more deserving of tli appointment. He has been a populUt flra and democrat afterwards ever since the or ganlzation ot the populist party , and ha < done hard and effective work on the stumi for the reform forces. Mr. Sullivan has al ways been n republican until the late cam palin , when he took the stump for Bryan nnd made a brilliant campaign In his behalf although he was a member of the convcn tlon that nominated A. E. Cady , the reptib llcan opponent of Judg Greene for congress Columbus Telegram : II. M. Sullivan- Broken Bow was last week appointed to the Judgoshlp made vacant by the election o Judge Greene to congrcea. It was thought that W. D. Oldham of Kearney would re celve the appointment. But he was too olc a democrat for the place. Sullivan , who was a blatant republican until two yeara ago , fits the place all right. It is true the only rea son why Sullivan. Is a populist today is that being a candidate for senator two years ago , he was defeated , and claimed to be de feated by the votes of members of his owr parly. Then ho got mad and "Joined" tlvs populist party for what there was in it. Ii has paid him well , nut Oldham , who dl < moro for the fusion cause In the late cam paign than any other one man in the state is turned down , just aa the Telegram ail ho would b3 several weeks ago. Such is politics. Ord Journal : Governor Holcomb has ap pointed Homer M. Sullivan of Broken Bo\\ to the place on the district bench , made va cant by the resignation of Judge Greene. Wo have no fault to flnd with the ability ol the man appointed , but It seems to us that it is a mistake. Sullivan was a candidate for state senator against William M. Gray In the campaign of 1894 , and was the meanest kind of a republican and continued In that way until well into the campaign of last fall. He was a delegate to the convention that nom Inated A' . E. Cady and was supposed to boone ono of the republican fighters. When It be came quite certain that Greene would be nominated and elected to congress , ho sud denly found that Ihe gold bug plalform did not suit him and came over to the silver forces. The only redeeming feature In the matter 'Is that he exerted a powerful Influ ence In wrenching this state from the gang that has been looting the state treasury for years. S.VAl * SHOTS AT THU Osceola Record : Just keep your weather eye out for anti-corporation legislation. But you won't see It. Minden Gazette : A bill has been Intro duced Into the legislature , providing for the teaching of bimetallism In the State university. Why not have some one / Introduce duce * a bill to teach the people lo all wear breeches and suspenders Instead of a par- lion of them wearing skirls and corsets ? Nebraska Independent : There arc plenty of Rood bills. The only thing ; lacking is to press them forward an.l enact them Into law. There should be less cheese-paring , less quibbling over non-essential , and more effort to enact some legislation of real bene fit to the | > e-jple of the utate. All that required of us Is thai we stand to our promises , that wo be lioi.ust with Ihe pee pie. Herman Review : The members of the Nebraska legislature 'have ' spent a good deal of valuable lime in cutting down the legal rates now paid the printer , but net a single word was gald In regard lo culling their own salaries , which are altogether too big com pensation for the amount ot worc ) they do. Yen , they believe In retrenchment , but It must not como out of their own pnsketbooks. There's not a member of the legislature but what received newspaper pupport , and they have paid the printer by taking tlie- bread out of his mouth , Grind Island Independent : Iowa Is about to make the acceptance by a state officer of railroad transportation a crime , states uu exchange , Slnco the opening of the pres ent session of the legislature ono ticket broker In Drs Mollies has bought 140,000 miles of tnik'Ege from members of that body. While the demo-pops of Nebraska have been constantly howling against free transportation , yet no bill can bu passed by the legislature , although several have been Introduced , prohihIUng the acceptance ot transportation. Foraging on the euciiv U their cry. Pierce Leader : Our esteemed leiuntiiro ! ] should , If determined upon reducing print- era' compensation for publishing legal no tices , Incorporate In the new law soinu pro vision that will compel persons who tire responsible for the notices to pay In ad vance , or at least force them to pay for the printing after It 1s done. The present rates for legal printing uro none too hlxli and the majority of publishers , especially of the country prcKs , have considerable amounts tied up in unpaid fecn , some of which have been standing for years. If printers' fees are to bo reduced , let some method bo pro vided for their certain collection and the dose will not bo so hard to swallow. Geneva SJgn.il : Another foolish bill that seems to be meeting some favor In the legis lature would require all teachers In the otate to pass an examination In jiitialo after July of next year betore certificates shall be granted to them and requiring the teaching of music In all schools. This would bo a foolish waste of time and the people'b money and would bar out come of our beat teachers if any county superintendent could bo found who would construe the terms of tills bill literally , Thuro are dozens of teachers In every county who have no business trying to teach music and some of the very [ xioreat teachers KO far as the common and necessary branches are concerned would have no dilll culty with the muulc requirement , Town Echooln can manage the inuslo matter very well when they have the money to pay corn- potent Instructors , but It Is not practicable to make the teaching of < muslc a legal re quirement , especially In country schools. LACKII nmi.io coM-iii : > cn llaltlo Crock Itcpttbllcan : 'Gene Moort's crookeil work Is n source * of great grief to his friends In Mntflsoit county , lie hud the Im plicit confidence of the people , "n'1 It Is with much humiliation that they nccept the news of his shortage In state fees , Wnyno Herald : It Stale Treasurer Hartley has the statp'g funds , AR ho claims , h should at once make the proper showing , Th present state of affairs rallies a large percentage centageot Ihr republican state press to bo Inflicted with that tired fooling. West Point Republican : All of Rugono Moose's friends In West Point , where ho lived for a dozen > ears , are greatly shocked over his arrest for stealing state funds. Ilia rec * enl was the pride of all our citizens until the development of bin defalcation , Crete Herald : The people of Nebraska will approve of any measures , however vigorous , that the state mitlioi Itlcs may take to recover stnto funds from ex-Treasurer Uarlloy ami ex-Auditor Moore. Such culpable nmlfea-v- nance as these men have exhibited incrlti thu most exacting treatment. Nlobrara Trlbutio : Kx-Audltor KiiRcne Moore has be-on found short hi his accounts some$2.1,000. . H Is a great disappointment to his many friends of nil parlies through out the stnte , all ot whom will hope tlmt ho may bo able to fix up the shortage without too much trouble. Wayne Herald : The Herald can only refer to the shortage of ex-Auditor IJugcno Moore with the deepest feelings of regret. No man over enjoyed the confidence of the e-ltlzi'iis of Wayne county as did ho , and his friends here sincerely hope that he will be able to right the wrong tlmt ho haa done them. Suttc.ii Advertiser : fix-Auditor Hugene Moore was plnccd under arrest Wednesday , charged with embezzlement of state funds In nlno separate counts. The amount aggre gates $23,208.05. If any oC the state's money has stuck to Mr. Moore's fingers ho or his bondsmen should be made to produce every cent of It , Osmond Republican : 'Gene Moore , ox-state auditor , Is $23,000 short of a balance In hOa settlement with the stale- . This Is a great surprise to the friends uf that gentleman In this part of the state , lull they all fool that Mr. Moore should make n settlement In full or sulfur the consequences of his rascality. Tccumseh Chieftain : fix-Auditor Kugcno .Mooro was arrested Wednesday for alleged embezzlement of slate funds , representing fees pclil Into ills oinee. If he Is guilty , and ho scorns lo be ho cannel bo punished too severely lo suit us. We have no patlenco with a public olHcer who will betray Iho trust reposed In him. Pierce Leader : Ex-Auditor ISugcno Moore was arrested at Lincoln Wednesday upon a charge of embezzling $27.000 stnte funds. Ho was released from custo-ly upon a bond of $10,000 and will have his preliminary hearIng - Ing March 21. Ex-Treasurer Hartley Is still short over $300.000. Let him be arrested , lee , The credll of Iho slate must bo preserved , Flrokon Bow Republican : If ex-Audllor Moore Is short $23,000 In his accounts , as claimed , wo see no reasonable excuse for him. The law requires him to pay the fees received on Insurance Into the state treas urer. Hud he compiled with the law there would have been no occasion for him hav ing thai amcunl of money charged up lo him. Lyons Sun : It Is stated that ex-Auditor Mooru Invested the people's money In mlc'lng ' stock which Is yielding him $500 per month and he offer ? to settle by paying Ihls amount each month until the deficit la made goad. Mooro's bondsmen should be compelled to make good the defalcation ut once and Moore should bo given about ten years , jusl to teach him a lesson. 1'onca Journal : The report that ex-Auditor Eugene Moore has failed to turn over to the state over $20,000 which belongs to It Is heard with astonishment and keen regret , and seems almost Incredible lo his nearcal frlenda \vho held him lo be an examplar of honor and Integrity , lie hud legions of friends In Dtxon county who had all poaslblo confi dence In him as a faithful and trustworthy olllclal. Geneva Slgnnl : Wednesday afternoon ex- Auditor Eugene Moore was arrested on a charge of embezzling $27,000 of the state's money through his having failed to account for thai sum , which he had collected for Insurance fees. His preliminary examina tion was continued for thirty days and ho gave a bond In the sum of $10,000 for his appearance at thai lime. During his term of nlllce Mr. Moore wcs continually posing as n reformer and playing In wllh Ihe populists to the Injury of republican candidates and measures. It Is probable thai his present trouble. Is a misfortune rather than a crime , HAS IJH1CN MADK AVITII ALT , I'lIOSM SLITS AM ) OVHUCOATS , IN iJOTII TIIK .MEN'S AND CHir- JHKN'K DKPAKTMHNTS , THAT FOU ) NK K HA SON OU ANOTIIKU DIDN'T1 ? KIJ , AS WK HAD KXPKCTKD , AND S'OW WK IIAVKNT ANYTHING ON IAND THAT IS IN ANY WAY I5E- IIND TIIHTIMKS. THICKK AUK A KKW ODD SUITS , RKT , IIKUH AND TIIKUIC , THAT UtH STILL TO HIO HAD AT A VHUX JIUOAT IlKDUCTION I/KOM KOH- tlHIl I'KICKS , HUT NOT MANY Otf I'lIKM. IN TIIK OIIILDIIKN'S DK- AKTMKNT , TOO , TIIKUK UKMAIN L FKYV GKNUINR UAUGAINS. HUT WI3 AUIO AliOUT KKADY 'OW TO SHOW YOU TIIK NKW MIINGS VOll SI'KINq. COMK IX VIIHN YOU HAVE TIME. KiH ® fi GO. 8. W. Cor. 15th unit 6U