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TJIK OMAJTA DAITAr n3VEE : TTT15SPAY , 4. 1897.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE U , nOSEWATEU. KJItor. 1'unt.isHKU nvnmt MOUNINO. TKH.M9 OP sunscnipriON. Dully It * * OVIthout BumlAy ) . On * Tear.$8 $ W Unity Ile and Sunday. One Year ! M fill Month * < M Thr Month * M Rim.ln > - lite. One Year * W B.itunlay Hee , Ono Ycnr 1 53 Weekly llee. One Yenr " OFFICES : Omiliai The llws Iliiliainff. Smith otnnhn : Slimor ink. . Cor. W ar.rt Jllh St . C'iMiicIt 11liirr : 10 I'f-nil Htrett. CMUKO OHIre : Jl. cimintr of Commerce. J V * York ! rtooir.K II. II nnd 15. Tribune IlMs , Wdhlngton : SOI Fourteenth Street. COnriBSPOSDCNCE. -All iwiKiMnlratloim relatlns to news ami cdl- tolinl mnller nlmuM l > mlilrfMCd : To the IxJItor. W INISS r.inrinis. All l > lr.c-w letter * nnd remittance' * MiouM be Huron-it Ir The llee 1'ulillihlnK Compnny , On alin DinftM , check * , exprenii and po tonice > n mi-y onlcr * to lie mnde payable to the order of the coniiKiny. Till ! IIKB I'UIIUSHINCJ COMPANY. STATIMINT : : OF CIIICUI.ATION. Klnlc of Nchr.ixka , Uomjlan County , UK ! llrnrRe It T7 cliuck , Secrotnry of The llee Pub- UphliiE cmniuny , being duty nworn , tnyii that the nvliml manlier of full nnd complete copies of The Dally Morning. Uvcnlng nnd Sunday llee printed tluilntf slii month of April , 197 , wan n follow * : 1 M.Z23 16 20.o a 2 2 > > ,21I IT zo.m 3. . , 20.4K 18 ZO.M3 4 20 , KO 1 ! ) 23.0SD D 2W.1M 20 20.C43 15 , . M.PM 21 21,502 7 20,133 11 20.023 s i ro.iot 51 20,018 t 20,12 * 21 20,162 1 SO. 191 J 20. MS II lO.tOO 20 10.930 J2 20 , DM 27 20.010 33 . . ' 20.111 2S 20.Z3I J ( fO.017 25 , , . , 20,118 jr 20.0:4 ( l , 20,215 Total . . . . . ; . .M2 Ij s ilttlui'tlons for untold nnd re- tiirne-l copies . 10.321 Total net sales . K96.7M Kvrrm tn tixfarc me. and subscilbed In my rompt' , thin M day of J.lny , 1S97. _ , , . . ( Seal. ) Nl FHIU NolanPublic. . Tim nn ON THAIS. * . AM mUmml ncY nlioyi nre niipitllril vrllli fiiotiKh lloi-.i t < > iHMiiniiiioiliitievery iiu - NPII | 7ii * t ln wit it IN to riMiil u II CM Mill III * f. lllKlst 1 > OH llllV- InU' The Hue. If > ou cMiiinot Ki'l u Hri * oil . irnlii from llio mWH IlKflll. lllPlim * l-rlMIPt ( Iii < fiu-l , Htnfltiu- the trnln a nil rnllrnnil. ( u < Ii < > < /lr iiln loii Drpiirtmi-nt ot Tin * Hi'o. The lireIM for nullin > till train * . ox ii.vviM : TUP. linn. Considering the hnniilr-np or the W1I- BOH tm-irr hnv , the country Is ( loins fairly well under the republican ad ministration. Tlip establishment of new brewing cn- tnrprlsoH In Onmlui Is well cnlcultitcd to nntlclimtc nn augmented thirst during tlui exposition year. With a Nebraskii innii as assistant secretary of war the War department ousht to maintain Its present favorable attltudu toward the scheme of mobiliz ing the militia In 1S9S. The Kentucky ofllcial who stole 1,000- 000 ftwt of lumber showed a capacity for theft beside which the peculation of a mcro sum of money pules Into Insignifi cance. Wonder If he was a democrat. Chronic kickers at the weather can Hud no fault with ; the article at present furnished by the bureau without laying themselves open to suspicion that their , summer clothes arc not yet available. Climatic conditions are combining with tlio beneficent Influence of a republican national administration to give Ne- braskn nn unprecedented prospect of bounteous crops and ensuing prosperity. Having Invited the universal postal congress to meet at Washington and hav ing had the Invitation accepted , congress cannot afford to quibble at appropriat ing the money necessary for Us enter tainment. So far as the deliberative character of the .senate Is concerned. It makes no difference whether It Is sitting In regular or In extra session. The senate's at tempts to make haste proverbially result In tardiness and delay. After Its committee concludes its thor ough Investigation of the operation of thn civil service laws the senate ought to be well enough Informed to circum vent the civil service commission whenever - over there Is anything to be gained by It for any member of the senate. Weylor cays that all but two provinces of Cuba are completely pacified. It might not be Ill-advised , nevertheless , to wait for ilic report of the special com missioner who has just been ordered by President McKlnley to go to Cuba and ascertain the precise situation there. The National ICIIRIIO of Musicians , now In convention at Kansas City , has been olllclally Invited to make Omaha lt.4 meeting place In J803. It is to be hoped that this strong and Influential as sociation may be added to the number of those which will gather In this city during the exposition year. Kx-Senntor HIackburn of Kentucky is Bald to have commenced his campaign to tntccced Senator Lindsay In the .senate on the expiration' ' of his term In 11X11. Senator Klackburn IH (90 ( modest. He might be the free silver nominee for president by that time. Long range poll- tics generally duals In surprises. A writer who seems to have personal experience to fall back on Is authority for the'statement that no use remains for the ra/orback hog except us a coat-of- arms for the worst possible system of agriculture In the world. Ho forgets , Jiowever , to characterize the railroad pig. If there I to be an agricultural coat-of. nrms of the nature referred to it ought to be one-Miiarter taken by the imorlmck nnd another by the railroad pig. Ono observer of the Grant memorial day celebration gained the Impression from his view of ex-President Cleveland that HID eX'presldent would have vastly preferred going on a fishing excursion than riding In state In the memorial procession. Mr. Cleveland luia shown his fondness for fishing on several pain ful occasions and therefore deserves spe cial credit for the self-sacrificing acci\s- Hlon to the demand for his presence tit the exordia ut the Grant tomb. A TTAHftUta FIIUM O6/MMAT. The American tariff bill was n subject of discussion In the German Ilclchstag yoEterday. The agrarian leader mani fested an aggressive spirit , urging a re taliatory policy In the event of the bill as passed by the house becoming law. The reply of the minister for foreign affairs wan In more conservative turnw , but he Intimated that the German gov ernment would not fall to act for the defense of German Interests If the house bill should bo passed by the senate. The American consul at Chemnitz r6- ports to the State department that the new tariff measure is causing a good deal of excitement In Germany and that reciprocity Is regarded as the only way In which to keep commerce within wife and sure lines. The differential sugar duty Is the chief source of German complaint , the objec tion to this being on the ground that It Is an Infraction of the treaty of com merce with that country- What the senate will conclude to do In regard to this duty Is yet to bo determined , but the probability Is that It will be re- lalncd. In that case there will be a profwlng demand upon the German gov ernment for discriminating duties against American petroleum , corn , cot ton and other products not already sub jected to such duties and It Is a ques tion how far that government will be disposed to go In a retaliatory policy of this kind. There must be a limit placed upon agrarian demands In the Interest of consuiuer.s , or the government will sooner or later find Itself In a very se rious dilemma. A discriminating duty against American petroleum which would give preference to the Inferior Hussian product and raTse the price to the consumers , would be very likely to cause widespread protests and this IH also true as to some other products. If , 1 owover the government should yield to the demnnds of the agrarians for a pol icy of retaliation It will not be an alto gether one-sided matter. The United States can adopt a similar course and under existing conditions It Is quite cer tain that German trade would suffer as much as would our trade with that coun try , for commercial unfriendliness on the part of Germany toward the United State's cannot go much farther. A trade war between the two countries would bo unfortunate to both , but we cannot reasonably be expected to consult Ger man Interests In framing a tariff law. PltOGItHHiS. The opening of the Tennessee Exposi tion very naturally invites attention to the material development and progress of the hotith since the close of the war of the rebellion. When one considers the widespread devastation which that sec tion suffered from the contest , the pros tration of Its Industries and the nearly universal destitution of Its people , the achievement of the past thirty years in Industrial growth Is Indeed wonderful. Ueferrlng to this the Philadelphia Press observes that before the Avar an exhibition of arts and industries would not have been possible In that section. Today the Industries of the south are al most as varied as its resources. It is manufacturing its cotton Into cloth and Its ore Into Iron- , Tennessee leads in this development. In ] S90 that state had 1,550 manufacturing establishments , with an aggregate capital of over $51- 000,000 and turning out annually prod ucts valued at more than $7 ,000,000. Her industries are on a more extensive scale now and are steadily Increasing. This progress in the south is very largely due , of course , to the invest ments of northern capital and undoubt edly under more favorable political con ditions more of this capital would have gone there. Undoubtedly the advance will go on nnd with It will grow the sentiment , already well developed in some portions , favorable to the Judicious fostering of American industries through the policy of protection. The "Now South" has still much to learn economic ally , politically and socially , but it is moving In the right direction. DISCUSSING run The visit of Mr. Gage , secretary of the treasury , to New Vork City last wwk , gave him an opportunity to meet promi nent financiers in an Informal way and to discuss with thorn the currency ques tion. The secretary was the guest at a dinner where this subject was the chief matter of conversation nnd he Is said to have been singularly frank In expressIng - Ing his views. According to tniHtwortliy report there wan practically unanimous opinion that there is purll In our cur rency system , by reason of the green back and the power of the secretary of the treasury to reissue It alter It has been once redeemed , but It appears that the financiers who were present at this dinner were not at all unanimous In their view of what should bo done or what could be done. Some urged steps for the Immediate retirement , of the greenbacks , while others took a more con servative view and said that It was wise and necessary to "make haste slowly. " The consensus of opinion , shaied by the secretary of 1lie treasury , was that It Is Impossible to secure from the present congress any legislation providing for the retirement of the greenbacks , but It Is stated that Secretary Gage hopes to find a way to do that which would be In harmony with the law that Is , In which retirement can bo indirectly ac complished. There could not bo presented more con- elusive proof of the folly and futility of the present agitation for so-called cur rency reform than this statement of the unsettled and divergent vlcw.s of bankers nnd financiers furnishes. They profess to believe that something ought to be done , but as to what that something should be and how It should be accom plished they are not agreed. Those who consider the question from the view point of the bankers favor direct action for the retirement of the legal tender notes. These would have the govern ment paper money withdrawn from cir culation as soon ns pos.slhlo and 'tho banks given tliu monopoly of that class of currency. There are others , however , who are not blind or indifferent to the popular view of the question and who nee how remote Is the possibility of any party afcsuuiluj ; Uiu respoutUblllty of eliminating from the currency the legal tender pajwr , everywhere ns RO d as gold , and substituting for It bank Issues that are not legal tender nnd which would place In the hands of the national banks at the financial centers the power to control and regulate the volume of the paper currency of the country. The latter , unquestionably , arc in the ml norlty In banking circles , but they are a. potent force because they have the people back of them. Wo have Insisted that the present agitation for so-called currency reform Is ill-timed nnd ( iiorcfure harmful. Its tendency Is to create distrust nnd dis satisfaction , when all efforts should be directed to the restoration of confidence. Grant that simplification of our cur rency system Is to be desired , it docs not follow that there Is necessity for nt once making a radical departure , as the cur rency reformers demand , from n policy that has prevailed for a quarter of a century and under the operation of which there was no currency disturb ance until the revenues of the govern ment fell below the expenditures and created apprehension respecting the na tional credit and solvency. Let the gov ernment be restored to a paying basis that Is , given an Income at least equal to expenditures and It will bo time enough then to seriously consider the question of currency reform. In the meanwhile the agitation of that subject must do harm rather than good. WHAT 1W11S ITMUAX1 Can It be that In trying to prejudice In advance the case of the state against defaulting ex-Treasurer lini-tley by hinting at collusion between the prosecn- * ! on and defense the Worhl-IlernM 1 < u- deavorlng to prepare an excuse for failure of the fusion state olllcers who have the proceedings against Itnrtley < md his bondsmen In chatwV If so. what does it mean when it insinuates that because one of the attorneys for the defense has had business rela tions with the county attorney of Doug las county , the cases of the state are liable to miscarry ? Does not everybody know that the prosecution of Hartley and the recovery of the money stolen bi ; him devolves upon the fusion attor ney general and his fusion associates , and that while he is entitled to the as sistance of ( lie county attorney in what ever county the cases may be brought , the responsibility for their direction and outcome belongs exclusively to the attor ney general ? What right has the World-Herald or any one else to intimate that because the county attorneys for Lancaster and Douglas counties happen to be repub licans they are not ready to perform their full duties In conjunction with the fusion attorney general ? Quite the contrary , it is a matter of general knowl edge that the republican law officers in both these counties have stood ready at all times to co-operate with the attorney general In every way required In the prosecution of Mr. Hartley. One other aspect of this onslaught upon the county attorney presents a significant feature. What did the World- rierald mean by alleging a partnership with one of the attorneys for thy defense when it knew that the dissolution of that partnership or the withdrawal from the case had been decided on and when it had the dissolution notice in its own olllceV Does not the World-Herald know thiit thu former luw partner of the fusion attorney general is the retained attorney for the principal surety on both Hartley's olllcinl and ball bond.s ? How unjust would be the inference that the attorney general would not do his full duty because of this relationship ? It mnj be put down with certainty that the people of Nebraska will not submit to any questionable procedure In connection with the Hartley embezzle ment on the part of either fusion state olllcers or republican county officers. At the Into city election the people ratified a piopoaition for the Issue of $ . 0,000 of intersuctlon paving bonds. It ought to be enough to know that the money Avlll be available at the proper time to stimulate property owners along .streets that require paving or rupavlng to start the petitions going without which the council cannot , take action on public Improvements. The danger la that tht > money In the street Intersection fund may be exhausted on atiwls Hint are of comparatively minor importance while the downtown thoroughfares and principal n-sldpnco avenues remain in wretched condition. A little method in the work of street Improvement will give results of viwtly Creator boncllt to Hie general public than haphazard in discriminate patching. All real rascals are great and good bs-1 fore they are exposed. Exposure Is the signal for their downfall. It Is not necessary uow to rake over the corpses In the political graveyard to enumerate the great and good men whose corrupt'on has been shown up by The Hee , boeaiifie The Hee'H record In this line of duty IK well known to the public. Unlike the World-Herald , The Hee never proclaimed Henry Holln's honesty to ( lie world after ho had hlmsulf admitted his gullt- Kverybody knows the World-Herald would have preferred to have had Hroatch win In the republican primaries , but the majority of reputable republicans do not take tliulr Inspiration from thu popocrntlc organ. There Is alho the well grounded suspicion abroad , even in fusion circles , that the World-lleraid would also have much preferred Hroatch to llowell if it came to a choice between them. What Is everybody's business Is no body's business. While every state of ficer professes to bo anxious to locate , the resixmslblllty for tampering with the salary appropriation bill passed by the late legislature , each would prefer to depend on the others , and 111' the In terval active Investigation hangs fire for lack of olliclnl tiulf-nssertlon. Should Attorney General Smyth suc ceed In bringing the utato house em bezzlers to Justice and recovering the money stolen by them from the state ! treasury , handicapped as ho has beei : by the inactivity and obstructions of other fusion ututo ojllcluls , he will bo . deserving qf , credit. If I'C ' allows him self to full imdri- the spell of Indifference Unit seems $ lave ] dngulfcd fioine of his associates nlHncoln , llc wl11 linvo no better clnlrij ; uon an outraged public than they. ! _ , i Claus Sprk. < jls says he stands ready to prove that the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty with' iho United States Is recip rocal In nnn'jc'oiily nnd for that reason should be abrogated. Mr. Sprcckcls may be able to prjo o his assertions , but ho could provd'inttch more easily that the abrogation q'i le treaty would bo worth no little moiley1 to him nnd the other California sugar operators. The treaty , however , should .rest . on Its merits. If Its abrogation would be a good thing for the people of the United States any Incidental advantage to Mr. Sprcckcls might be overlooked. The boundaries of Iviiroi > c may not bo seriously affected by the Ttirko-Orcclan war , but the International relations of the Kuroiwan powers are liable to un dergo a shifting as a result of it. The treaty making povVers of the various nations are promising themselves busy times shortly In constructing new triple alliances and grand compacts and re adjusting the treaties now In force. AVIll ! ! > Clii-'U UK- Hunt aiobc-Dcmoornt. General Smolensk ! , who ! a likely to bo n prominent figure In the defense or Athens , Is yoiro ot nge , anil a graduate ot the best military schcols. He Is considered the most expert nrtlllcrUt/ the Greek array. A Painful I'l-oluililllty. 1'lonccr 1'rctB. Thermopylae Is snld to bo considerably \vliler today than tt was In Leonldas' time. In fact , It Is painfully probable that It may bo wide enougb for the Turks to get In past the Greeks. KtiNluii AVorKiThnn Defeat. Ixmlsvlllc Tost. The truth la the democratic party was moro thorough' ' ) ' demoralized by Its alliances with the populists than by Its defeat. A great party struggling for a principle rises from defeat stronger than before , hut a party which has compromised Its flrat principles In order to secure assistance from a political fou pays the penalty by demoralization in rank and flic. I'filltlrn mill Kiiil > i > 7.zlrm < * iit. IHilTiilii The former state treasurer ot Nebraska , Joseph Hartley , who wr.s already under ar rest for an allcRiKl shortage of ? 300,000 In his accounts , has again been arrested on a charge of embezzling $201.000 ot state funds. There aecms to be considerable politics In the case , but Nehrrislta has made a reputa tion for scandalqlis politico. I'orrl 'n ' > ! n > I > l ' of AlnlMC. Sprlntflelil llnpulillcnn , Mr. Gladstone Isf somewhat In public life even now. A"torj1 newcpaper hna just de scribed UN recent ! note to a Macedonian chief as "mallGii4pt drivel" and as "the dotage of one , who , never had the feeling of an Englishman , and has now seemingly lost oven tho' ' sentiments of a gentleman. " And yet people talk about abuao of public men fn Amerlta ! KrniK'hl.MCN , In .Sivlly.tTlnml. , . Chlfazo Tost. Switzerland ils-i not addicted t * giving away franchlsEO. In the- ' permit for a railway to the top ot the1 Jungfran the Swiss legislature requires $20,0jfO ( to erect un obsen-atory on the summit rncj' $ $00 $ a month to pay for wenther reports obd other scientific work. Thoaro Is flxfidiand.the government reserves thoiiiMgltt to buy out the comphny after a certain number of 'years. A passenger pays ? S ami the ascent wllfbc made in 100 minutes. \VliaI'M ( he Mil It PI * iilth Jim .loileM ? St. J'aul Globo. Hcforo thu time comes about for another ccmpalgn the democracy neds to.restore Its discipline and to fettle upon a leader whom It can follow. It Is , not an easy task , nor one * to be accomplished without generous self- sacrifice and a willing co-operation for the sake of the larger ends of party and of coun try. Hut It ought not to be Impossible for men who hold with democratic principles and bollevo In them as essential to human liberty. I'rof. Jlriiiipr'M .Toll. Philadelphia llcconl. Prof. Lawrence limner of the University of Nebraska has silled for Buenos Ayres on a nilhilon of conqufat. He Is golzg to teach the Argentinians how to fight the armies of grasshoppers that are devastating their wheat fields. The .destruction of wheat by these pests In Argentina and Uruguay last year has been estimated at 23,000,000 bushels. If Prof. limner hall put a check upon th'a ' enormous destruction he will not achieve ouch fame astho , great soldiers who prove most expert at what Thackeray tailed "the noble art of murdering , " but ho will deserve moro than they. OAXAJMAV HKTAMATIO.V. Dlnorliuliiiitlon I'roilnclH. Clilcaio ; Tribune. Canada's now tariff lav ; , over which the English papers are exulting , and not with out reason , tlnco Its prc'crencrs for British iroodH are both largo anl impoitant , Is not constructed no much with the view of benefiting i Orent Hrltaln ao of bulldozing the United States congress Into making a tariff which shall suit the Dominion. It Is a direct menace In advance to our own legislation. The most Important feature of the new bill iu a double schedule , based upon a general f tariff to be levied upon gooda from countries giving Canada no trade advantages , and of a [ special tariff applicable to Imports from Great Britain and other countiies that per mit Imports of Canadian goo3s fico of duty or ut minimum tariff rates. Tills special tariff provides a preference of 12'/ & per cent , and means that on British Importa tions thu duty will be reduced one-eighth. This preference will continue until July 1 of next year , after which the preference will 1)0 Increased to one-fourth , or a reduction In duty of 25 per cent. In effect the Canadian government says to , the United States ; "Wn will punish you If ' you do not IptijJpiEeJl our products In your a markets practRaJlyion | | a free trade basis , We will have fhet > rin of your markets and you shall not tax us. If you do , we will give discriminative advantages to Great Britain and let It sell tfiJTs * ilbetter terms than you , We will charga Uss duties on UrltUh products of th&snipe kind as yours. Wo will alack up mtll'KngllBh ' goods. Wo will sell what ve cfu\it ° > ' ° " . but all the ad vantages shall Bi J/lvcn / to Great Britain. Well , Canada , can , < lo es It pleases. This country doei mil proposeto bo dictated to by the Dominion lu-lafirt matters. If wo Intend o raise revenues by duties wo shall carry out that IntenttjioU wo deslro to favor the jusliu-as of northern farmers and other In- tortats wo shall do It without any regard to Canada. Wo will treat the Canadians as wo do otiier countries with similar goods to toll. There -will be no swerving from our well- " - - - t of threats or hostile have u market ten Canada than the , has nothing It Is not glad to sell on the' be t terms , If It prefers o sell eluewhere that la Its own business. It will not get any better terms here until democrats come Into power and glvo the better terms , as under the Wilson bill , for which evidently U Is not thankful , though apparently U l mad bceauso It l not to bo continued. If the democrats saw proper to ; lvo It advantages over this country that was Its good luck and It ought to bu grateful. If Cngland can get discriminations In Its favor that Is Its good luck also and the tor lea are duly thankful , as U clear from ( ho statement of cne of their organs : "Canada leads the way In Its thank offering for the blessings of liberty and security which It enjoys under Drltlsh rule , " all of which U bosh. Canada simply threatening1 t6 retaliate against tnu American scheme for raising revenue. Hut U menace Is abruptum fulmen. This coun. try will arrange Its tariff to suit American .ml net Canadian Interest * . a 1IUITIMI Il.UO OX TRA.-VSVAA1/ . Chicago Tlmps-IIorMd : The RTfUt majority ot englishmen , Including the moot Influential men tn Kngllsh social or political life , would Klvo enthusiastic approval to R wnr for the complete subjugation ot the Doers , and , as recent declarations ot responsible ministers Indicate , war la considered by no means Hm- possible In quarters where rests the respon sibility of declaringwnr. . Indianapolis News : The compact between the Transvaal and the Orange Free Stale , which was reported earlier In. the month , Is significant of an understanding between the two republics , and would seem to Indicate also that the Dutchmen are apprehensive of further trouble with their British neighbors , If thcro Is nggrcsalon It will bo by the llrlt- Ish on the Boers , not the reverse. Chicago Post : Ono enemy nt a time Is enough , especially when that enemy Is the victor of Majuba Hill. Yet It Is probable thnt nothing would bo moro liable than an attempt to coerce Kruger to precipitate a conlllct with Kaiser William , whom Mr. SteaJ has lately called "tho lord chief jus tice of Kurope , " and who seems so deter mined to maintain "order In the court" that ho Is qulto prepared to leave the bench and punch Iho heads of the malcontents. . St. Paul Globe : Millions for conquest , but not a cent for freedom ta her motto. Let the people ot Great Britain contribute mil lions of their earnings In order that the hardy pioneers of ono continent shall bo de prived of their freedom and mndo subject to a power to which they owe neither allegiance nor tribute , but give not one penny to save Christianity nnd property and the life of man and the honor of woman from u rare whoso dealings with Its subjects are Ilia nothing clso In history ' nt the hideous vengeance which the Apache Indian dealt out to his enemy. Philadelphia Record : It Is unlikely that Mr. Chamberlain's exasperating language to ward the Boers and his demand for an ad ditional million for military purposes at the cape were more than theatrical exhibitions ? o jingoism. The colonial secretary doca noi really doslro war with the Transvaal , am this explains the snappish fury of his reply to Sir William Harcourt , 'Hie latter had added Insult to Injury by exposing the- hoi lowncss of Mr. Chamberlain's anti-Boer threats , for Sr | William not only accused his opponent of harboring n war plot , but "a war plot which had missed fire. " IOWA PHI2SS COMMENT. Sioux City Journal : Years ago the grass hoppers destroyed the crops of farmers In Iowa , Nebraska , South Dakota nnd many other states , but thcro has been no com plaint of the grasshopper plaque for a good while. Now the IIOWB Is that the fields In the Argentine Republic arc being devastated by gramhoppers , and millions of acres of wheat will be a total loss. The ways of the ublnultouo 'hopper nre past finding out. Sioux City Herald : A moro extravagant system of road work than that now ob served In Iowa could not well bo Invented. Thousands of dollars are expended every year In such a way as to he of little temporary nnd no permanent value. Until the work of Improving our roads Is under taken by the counties thcro Is little reason to hope that the waste will be stopped. It Is a mistake to call the present methods of work a system there Is no syptem about It. Keokuk Gate City : Iowa savings bank re ports show that these institutions have more money on hand at the present time than for several years. For some time past there has been a steady Increase of de posit ? , showing that thousands of the people of the state arc getting on In the world despite the hard times. The savings bank Is a good barometer of the condition of the mas ? of the people , and there Is cause for gratulatlon In its present Indica tions. D'ibuquo Times : On the 17th of next month the city of Dos 'Mollies ' will hold a special election to determine by popular will whether or not the corporation shall erect an electric plant of Its own. The sentiment favorable to municipal ownership of both lighting planto and water works Is a con stantly growing ono in the public mind. That a municipality may properly , as well as profitably , toUs \ citizens , own and thus con trol these two Indispensable public necessities is not subject to eorlous contention. Light nnd water should be supplied to the consum ers at the minimum of cost , the margins of profit should not be beyond that which Is necessary for repairs , betterments and ex tension of the system cs the needs of the municipality require. IMUtSD.VAI * AMI OTIIKIIWISE. E. 'Buzzard ' has hecn appointed city scav enger of Ouray , Colo. Usgplpcs are becoming a fashionable In strument for women In British drawing rooms. A German bacteriologist of repute , Prof. Von Leyden , saya ho has dlscoverd a bac terium peculiar to mumps. The settlement of the senatorial question In Kentucky leaves Colonel Jack Chlnn without visible causx' for agitation. Ting Fang , the new Chinese minister at Washington , Is the first representative of the flowery kingdom to the United States who htn been abie to speak English. Among the candidates for the postofllcc nt Media , Pa. , is Mas ! Hattlo Gatilt , who was a teacher of Mm. McKlnley when the latter was a student at Brooke Hall seminary , In Media , moro than thirty years ago. Pennsylvania Is likely to establish sean thrco fovcutiy reserves of 40,000 acies each at the t headwaters of the Delaware , Susquehauna and Ohio. Whole counties have been stripped by lumbermen and the state is In urgent need of this legislation. Thomas G. Bull , whoso death at Pottsvllie , Pa. , It announced , was a member of the First Defenders , who first responded to Lin coln's csll for troops. When ths defenders reached Washington It was Bull who stopped forward and said to the president : "Wo are corning. Father Abraham. " An apple or two is all the luncheon that Vice President Hobart rats , so that he does not go down to the restaurant at all , and unless he U called out of the chamber to see > omo Important visitor In his own office back of the senate ho sits In Hie chair from the > llnd chaplain's prayer at noon until whatever tlmf adjournment comes. Mrs. Fltzhugh Lee , who is visiting friends iu Richmond , Va. . speaks In the highest terms of the hospitality of the citizens of Havana. Although eho has been frequently brought In contact with the officials of the Spanish military nnd civil government , she lias never met with anything but the most courteous treatment from them. "A brief legislative experience- has con vinced mo , " says State Senator Young of ICansai , "that our method of making laws Is very poor one. Kvery other business except lawmaklng n understood to require some previous preparation , experience and study to ' qualify any one to pursue It. But every man a supposed to come Into life fully equipped to indertako the most responsible duty in which t Is possible to engage on a moment's notice , " Captain Henry Romcyn , who Is being irled by court-martial at Atlanta , Ga , , Is one of the Tow army o Ulcers who passcra a medal of lionor awarded by congress. Captain Itomeyn's medal was awarded for "most dla- tlngulshed gallantry In action against hostile Nez Perces Indians at Bear Paw mountain , Montana. September 30 , 1877 , In leading his command Into close range of the enemy , there nalntalnlng his petition and vigorously prose cuting the fight until ho waa severely wounded. " Ilio medal bears the following Inscription : "The Congress to Captain Henry Homeyn , Fifth United States Infantry , for Gallantry ati Bear Paw Mountain , September 30 , 1877. " Iiiillniili VllliiKtt INDIANAPOLIS , May 3. The Incorpo rated towns of Indiana are holding elec tions today. AH a rule trustees , n clerk nnd a marshal will be elected. Local IH- Hiii-ii only are Involved , and the iitato poll- tlcluim are not Inclined to regard thu con tests of much conxequence. In some locali ties the enforcement of the law U the Ixmie. In other places It will bo decided whether water works plants and cltctrlo light plan H ghill | lo purclianctl. The elections will bo the flrt liel.l under the election law as amended by the recent general assembly , requiring the voter to use a bluu pencil Instead of a stump. DavliUoii CliullriitfoM Mli-lmcl , TORONTO , May 3. Hurley Davidson , the well known Canadian bicyclist , will chal lenge Michael , the little Welshman , for a series of races of ono nnd flvo miles , the third distance to bo decided by the toss of coin. if It is the prc- viiltng color K is the very ate at fad of all. And no where docs the I \ \\r jr f C C i allow up to such good advantige ain a pair of shoes. We are in receipt of all the styles in green. Oroon Oxford Ties 2.50 Kld-Cloth-vestlng tops. Green Oxford Tics 3.50 In all kid Ladies' High Boots in gnten 3.00 and 4.00 ! P. CART WRIGHT & CO. , Kith uiul Douglas Streets. WOHKS MUUGlIA.VrS l.V Till : W1JST. HOKUM Drummer Imliu'oi Them to Kn- ilor e Drnfl * . TACOMA , May 3. Krom Montana to the coast efforts are being made to apprehend the poeuilo drummer who , while pretendIng - Ing to represent the Oswego Starch factory of Oswcgo , N. Y , , has cleverly swindled merchants of the northwest of minis ro-1 tlmated at bcvcra ! thousand dollars. THO weeks ago ho went to Anaconda from Butte , and after selling a bill of goods had C. C. McKlnnon cash a draft for $100 a few nilu- utcd before the train started. The draft was returned unhonorcd n few days ngo. Officers were Immediately set upon the forger's trail and coast towns were notified. It Is learned that the swindler has operated In Butte , Helena , Spokane , Salt Lake , Denver , Tacoma , Seattle , Bismarck , St. Paul and nearly every city of Importance In the west. In Anaconda ho went by the. name of A. 12. Barmore , anil had a complete drummer's outfit from the starch company , with several letters , ono ot which gave him authority to draw on the Now York ofilce. He la described ns 35 years of age , flllm , weighs 130 pounds , has sandy hair and moustache'blue eyes , Is a smooth talker , and exceptionally neat In his dress. Ol'I'OSUS T1113 T1113ATY. HUH TVo Kalth In flic- Hued Iiitcntloiin of KiiKliitut. DENVER , May 3. Senator Teller , who Is paired on the arbitration treaty , has ex pressed himself freely against that measure In an Interview. Ho questioned whether the senate could thus legally surrender one of Its constitutional prerogatives , and said that few senators believed that It was wise to dose so If It were possible. "Groat Britain , " ho said , "will not go to war with ua unless it appears to her to be to her best Interest to do so , nnd no ono acquainted with the his tory of that country for the last 200 years can believe that a treaty would stand In the way of war If her Interests could be served by war. " XKW OWNS FOU T1IK AUTIMjEKV. GovcTiniu'lit DOCKet Wait for nn Appropriation. NEW YORK , May 3. A dispatch to the Journal from Berlin says : When the minister of war a few months ngo demanded an appropriation of several hundred millions of marks for now quick firing guns , giving ns n reason that Trance was armed In a similar manner , the question was debated In the press whether. In view of the large deficiency , the amount asked for could be granted. Now It becomes apparent that a short time ago several regiments of field artillery were provided secretly with the new quick firing guno. For instance , the Sixth regiment of artillery Is using the new guns. I o AIUIUST TIIK II12TUAVISU OK MACHO. KIIIIIII"rilM AVIll Scnil Him In a 1'eiinl Si-tdi-iiifiit. NI3W YORK , May 3. A dispatch to the Journal from Havana Fays : Dr. Maximo Kerliicua. Antonio Maceo's physician , who Is alleged to have betrayed the Cuban general to Iho Spaniards , was arrested at his homo near Guleua yesterday and brought to Havana under close guard. Ho Is now In the military prison In the fortress of La Cubans , opposite the city. HeIs held incommunicado. It Is understood at the palace thnt Weyler tliU morning ordered his deportment to Cha- farlnas hlands , the Spanish penal station off the African coast. CoiiHl < Iirliil7 tli < > \lni--IIour Day. INDIANAPOLIS , May 3. The- committee of the International Typographical union having In cbnrge the arrangements for putting Into effect the nine-hour work day net hero today. The committee Is composed of James J. Murphy QI Mew York , C. 12. Hawkins oC San Francisco , Georgu P. Hus- sell of ClinttunooKtt , D. V. Hastings of Hamilton and U. U. Prendergast of Chi cago. TlilH committee Is the outgrowth of action taken at tliu convention of the In- turnatlon.il Typographical union at Colorado rado Springs last October , and Us results will affect all members of the union In the United States , Canada , and the Hawaiian Islands about liO.OOO members. The mem- LH.T.-5 of the committee wore non-committal as to what will bo done- , but It Is thought some HtepH will Ito taken looking to the Hlicirtonlng ot the houm constituting a < lay'n wor 1 ; _ HOT STUFF1. Cincinnati Tribune : The complete ) name of the king1 of Slam , who la HOOII coming to visit us , liear.s a Htrong reucmblanca tea a short dialect Btory. Indianapolis Journal : "There Is nothing , " said the gentleman eminent In politics , 'that I unjoy moro than lighting for a iilnolplo. " "Did you over get ono ? " asked the Impu dent person. Wnshlntgon Star : "Ncbbcr mln' 'bout ilcm til Greek gemmen'B clothes , " wild Uncle I'.ben. "I2r do powiler rnagazlnn'8 all right , ley kin manage ter Bit along wlfout IT .islilon paper. " Ilarpor'B Bazar : Mro. Commonntalk Hoberly ) Are you sure your Ilanuo will make a good home body , KII7 Do you think who knows anything about mending , for In stance ? Choily Commonstalk About mending , mother ? Why. thnt IH her very Htrongext point. I Haw her mend a busted tire once In just fourteen mlnutcx by the watch. Cincinnati Enqulrsr : "They didn't have all this alang nnd Idleness In my day , " said Tlio lloyal White anil Puzo an the Driven Snow , Abiolutcl/ Pure KOVil > AKIMQ POWDCII CO. , KfWVORll , grandma. "When a girl meant 'no' nha o.ild 'no , ' and ulie put In her tlnu > knitting. " "Ami now , " silil ( ilaiba Kdyth , "InsU-nil of knitting' and wnylug 'no , ' the girls aio knowing nnd s.iylng 'nit. ' " Puok : Orlmtlm.v Well , I beat Horrowby out of $1 just now. Aslilns- How In the world did you do It ? Orlnutli.in Uh , he struck mo for ' ' < , and I lent him fl. I Philadelphia North American : "Hero's n case that bothers me , " snld the assistant phyplrliin In the Insiuio asylum. "What l It ? " nske'l his chief. "Tho patient sees things , yet I "nm In- forn'eil ' ho mis never taken a drop of liquor In bU llfo. " "That's all right. Pat him In the utrshlu ward. " MFK'S KPITOMI2. I Hlclimom ! Dl iiatch. Thcro wa a man In our town Invented all his wealth , AVIlt. innitly avaik-lous aim , Tn win the goal of wealth ; And when the name he had attained , With all his might and main , lie vainly lavished all tilsialth To get his health ngaln. A TIP FOU New York Sun. O Greece ! Whose Ulysses Pasted Polyphemus In the eye. Closing the same ; Who Hew the coop of Poseidon , Ami bec-amo Calypso's star boarder ; O Greece ! "Smaller nnywiy ? Have you no old Shop-worn Agamcmnons lying around Loose ? Or an occasional Hector Or two ? Now here's a tip : May the Flnit Is Moving Day. And what In llrllas In the matter with moving the Moslems On that occasion ? While the Turks lies dreaming1 In his guanlod tent of Crceco her kneef In Huppllanro bent , TlnMi's thellmo to trot out A bunch of Nymph Or an Aphrodite. Groas her Knees i-.r - All you like , only I Turn the Sorceress loose With power to act , Whllo Zeus Plays second hand low From his rez-tle-clmussee On Olympus , and Neptune Rolls uuvo over 'em From Alpha to Upsllon Or tholi'iilioutf. And the frops of Aristophanes Sound a funeral dirge ! O Greece I Onlj mko this tip , Anil they won't < lc > a thing On tinLIInkt of the Styx For months to come Hu * entertain the Tu Iks. is always in season , and while the Spring styles are rather gay in pattern , we always carry a full line of the standard materials in suits of solemn black. But really , if you are thinking about a Spring suit , let us show you the beautiful variety of new fabrics that we have made up for this season's wear. They are attractive and becoming and make a man of middle age feel like a boy again. Every taste is con sidered however , in our new Spring stock of wearing apparel , from the wheelman's to the clergyman's. In a quarter of a century of manufactur ing wo have- never shown handsomer gar. merits than wo are now ready to put on youi back at a moment's notice , Ilatu and Caps to match the dignity of our Suits. 6U