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THE OarAlTA DATLY AUfl-rHT 2 < J , 1807.
TIIK OMAHA DAILY BEE. K. ROSKWATKIl , Editor. I'UUMflHKI ) MOIWINU , THUMB OP Dally H e ( Without KunJtj ) . On Tear. . . . * M lally lltt uri'l Sundny , Una Year . - 8 09 fit .Months . . . . . . . . . . . 400 Three Months . . . . 100 Bumlay U . One Tciir . * W E.ituMay It * , On * Year . * M , \V > ekly 1I . Otic Year . u OPFICUSi Om.thn : Tin U e ItultiUng. BJIIIII Ornnlm : filngcr Illk. , Cor. N and Jlth Bit , Council lluff | : 10 1'cnrl Street. ClilcoBO Olflcc : 317 Chamber of Commerce. Net. . York. Ilonm * 1.1 , H and 15. Tribune Wa > nlMton : (01 Fourteenth Street. All communications relating tu novvn and cdlto. rial matter M.nuM be ndarcneil : To the Editor. IlfSINRSS I.BTTBUS. All Linings letters nnd remittances- should b 'IJiMKMl to The lice I'ulillnhlnK Company. Omaha. Draft * , check * , express and postofnc * money onlen to be made payable to the order of the comp.iny Till : llt'.K PIIHL.ISIUKO COMPANY. STATKMKNT Ol' CinrUUATION. Btate of Nthrnnkti , Douglas County , : anrn 11. Tzuchnck , firrrtary of Tli < - Il e Pub- Hthlng eoniimny , li lii iluly nworn , ny thul tn netiml numlicr of full nnd complete cople * of The Dally Morning , Cvcnlni ; anil Sunday H'e prlnteil flurlnc the tnonth of July , 1S97 , was an follows : 1 in iff , i ; 19Sit , " " ! 19.5V ! ii | ' ' 19,611 3 J9/.S9 13. . . 19 4H.1 < 19fOO " f , 19.429 " ! . ! ! . . . . 10,322 < ! 19.573 . 7 19.f.00 23 . 19.5T1 s n.4oi 4 ' . . 9 19,459 10 19.M9 . . 11 19.CIS 2 ? . . . 19.301 II 19.3T.2 JJ.I . 11.S79 13 lO.f.ir 25 . 19.575 14 IftMiT M . 19.333 1 19.435 1C 10.IC6 Tolnl , , .002.733 Ijfri iloductlnni fnr iin-old and re- turned copies 9.423 Total net snlc I3'2 ' Net dally nvoracn I'-159 01:01101 : n T3SCHUCK , Pwnrn In 1'ofnre me ami mli'rrlbcil In W prcs- enri- ( his 2d day of August , 1 97. ( Seal. ) N P. KiiT. . Notary Public. TIII : nnr ox TIIAIXS. All riillronil > icMilioy nrc 111 lUM'OIIIIIKHllldI'VIT.V 1I1IM- HOIIKIT ln > iMHit.s to riMiil n lllMnill | > - r. Illtlxl IIIMIIl linV- lii r TinHIT. . If > DII on limit Ki > " Hi'i' on n t nil n from the iu-r i iiK < * "it iili-HHo report ( hf fuel , Nditlnir tin * trnlii anil riillriinil ( < > ( li < - Oil-dilution Di-lini-tlMiMit of TinHoc. . Tile llc < - IN Tor Nillo oil nil trnliii. INSIST 0IIAVIVIJ TIIH I1KI5. s M3Avi\n roii TII K SUMMISU I'nrllpM lonvlliir ( lip oHy for ( In- Mummer en n liuvi * The Hoc HOiit to thrill rrKiilnrly ) > } iiodfyliitr Tin * Ilvo htiil- iu" < s iillloc In jiiTson or I y innII. Thenililiu'NN AVlll he i'il UN ofloii ii * < lenlrnl. A buck number 10 to 1. A few wai'ks of ROOI ! corn weather now will be rail-fully received. For a foretaste of the coming exposi tion , attend the state fair at Omaha next month. The state convention of Nebraska re publicans Is scheduled to put the winning ticket In the Held today. Stimulating the production of beet sugar promises the mo.st effective safety valve upon the sugar trust. Republican harmony will be the foundation upon which the pillar of re publican success will bo reared. The slot machine gambling device Is the worst desecrator of the Sabbath that has yet bobbed up In the community. Coxey seems etill to be waiting for the letter from Bryan congratulating him upon his nomination for governor of Ohio on the populist ticket. If the popocrats do not take Mel Red- Held up after luring him out of the re publican party It will be only another example of the Ingratitude of politics. With a new coat of paint on Justice surmounting the court house , justice within the court house may be expected to display a sympathetic burnishing. A baby with a new rattle cannot stop playing with It until It Is broken. Police Commissioner Robert K. Lee Ilcrdman and his police club belong in the ( mine category. It looks as if the burgling fraternity had heard that Omaha had been Inflicted with u chief of police who knows nothing about police work and were heading this way for a harvest. Bryan's Hpeeehes In the Black Hills were greeted with cheers for dollar wheat. No wonder the "genial smile" was necessary to ward off the irony of his calamity predictions of last full. Speeches by telephone are the latest on the Bryan bargain counter. But think of the self-constituted antagonist of trusts nnd combinations playing Into the hands of an odious telephone monopoly. I'rof. James Bryce admitted at Toronto that free trade Iw.s Its drawbacks and that protection may be both justifiable nnd effective. If Mr. Bryee lived In the United States he would doubtless bo a protectionist. The announcement of the resumption of work In the Now England cotton mills will be hailed with delight by all except the popoeratle calamltyltes who dread nothing so much as that ( lie people may enjoy prosperity under the new tariff law. Some of the leaders of the gold demo crats In Nebraska express a doslro to have a separate state ticket In the Held this fall , so that they may stand up and bo counted. Some times It Is n source of itrength not to Jet the enemy know what number Is imisteicd In the ranks. The responsibility for any damage done by accident to the Sixteenth street viaduct rests on the oily and cannot bo evaded , even whllo the railroads are dilly-dallying over the proposal to order It closed. If the structure Is in n dangerous condition and beyond repair as It Is conceeded to be , It should be pulled down at once , and the railroads then Invited to take steps to have It re placed with a dubstautlal viaduct. / I HIP IS IX T/IB CO Ah 8TMKK. The failure of the operators and strik ing coal miners to reach an agreement In the conference at I'lttsburg on Tuesday nnd the determination of both parties to continue the strupcle brings the strike tea a crisis from which there Is reason to ap prehend serious result * . The operators In the I'lUsburg district having resolved that there Is no course open but to con Untie the conflict , will , It Is announced , take stcpq to open the mines. The strik ers will bo notified that they can return to work If they wish to nnd If they do not other men will be employed. From the spirit manifested by the strikers there seems to bi mnnll probability that any considerable number of them will ac cept an offer to resume work nnd In the event of the operators securing any con slderable number of men to take their plarei the danger of grnvo trouble will be very great. A conference of repre sentatives of all the organized labor In the country Is to meet In St. LouU next Monday to consider what action should ln taken In regard to the strike and It Is Intimated that a general sympathetic movement in support of the coal miners may there be luauu'Urnted. It seems hardly possible that this can be accom plished and yet ( here ! < uunuestlouably n very strong sympathy with the striking miners throughout the ranks of organised labor nnd an earnest disposition to do whatever may be practicable to aid them In their struggle to Improve their hard condition. In Its present aspect the situation cer tainly appears grave and It Is to be hoped that a way may yet be found to avert the danger which must be obvious to all concerned and to effect a settlement of what has already been a very costly con flict that will be fair and Just both to the operators nnd the miners. Unfor tunately , however , neither Ide seems willing to make the conceshlons necessary to allow the Issue to go to arbitration. The effort making to Involve all organ ised labor will , If it succeed , bo inex pressibly calamitous. ro .1 OO//D The Httlo Central American rep'ihllc ' of Salvador Is not a very Important factor In the financial world , but still the fact that It has abandoned silver and gene tea a gold basis is not without Interest. It Illustrates how severely even such coun tries , with their relatively small com merce , are feeling Die effect of the decline in silver and suggests that It may not bi > a very long time when most of them will have discarded the white metal , except as a subsidiary currency , and adopted the yellow metal as- the standard. The dis advantage In exchanges thev are sub jected to In adhering to sliver are greater than they can stand. Their business is unsettled and the tendency is to general financial demoralization from which all Interests suffer. It would not bo surprising to flud the other states of Central America speedily following the example of Salvador , while the list of gold standard countries is very likely to b2 increased within the next year by additions In South America. In Mexico ( lie situation is receiving the seri ous attention of the government and while it is said there is no Idea In oliiclal circles of adopting a gold basis at pros out , It is pretty generally recognized as a future possibility and the policy of a government accumulation of gold by way of preparation is being considered. Every such example as that of Salva dor helps refute a free silver fallacy and discredit the cause of a debased currency. . IS TO ( HhD IMl'DltTATIDffS. The views of leading English financiers in regard to the chances of gold importa tions Into the United States are Interest ing , if not very Important. The consen sus of opinion among them is that there- is not likely to be any considerable amount of gold sent from England to this country , though there will probably bi some sent from the continent. The man ager of the Bank of England , who speaks with the highest authority , can see no good" reason why there should bo n flow of gold from that country to this , remark ing that the buying of American securi ties by the United States will tend to ciinallKo matters. Other financiers won- not quite so positive in their views , but none of thorn anticipated largo shipments of gold from England. That there will be importations of gold from Europe there can be no doubt and It i.s of no great consequence whether any of it comes from England or not. If the British holders of American securities desire to part with them they will be quite as acceptable as the yellow metal , In view of the fact that most of them are likely to bo profitable Investments for some years to come. Moreover , this coun try Is not In pressing need of more gold. The treasury reserve Is large and has re cently been growing and the banks are well supplied , so that with little demand for export the United States Is In n very safe and satisfactory position oven if there should be no Importations of gold for some time to come. It is bv no moans Improbable , however , that England will conlilbuto homellilng to Increase our stock of the yellow metal , fur wllh in creasing prosperity hero the chances arc that Idle British capital will not only go Into American securities , but will find other sources of Investment , There are possible conditions that will send Eng lish gold hero which oven a Bank of England manager cannot foresee. Then- Is at vast amount of Idle money In Eng land some of which will certainly come when assured of the restoration of pros perity , .Vmerlcan . currency reformers will doubtless derive some satisfaction and encouragement from the statements of the British financiers that there Is sill ) distrust of niir financial system abroad. Ono of them declared that there would b > no growth Of Confidence "until the cur rency question Is settled or them Is n prospect of Its being settled. " If this refers to the proposed revision of the currency nlong'the lines laid down by the Indianapolis conference the question Is why English capital should now dis trust a financial system that has existed for years during which foreign capital Invested In American securities ban suffered no Injury , so far IIH our cur- : ency Is concerned. European Investors In our securities have received just us good uioui-y an thetuvo and there Is no pound reason to think that they will not continue to do so Indefinitely. If the Investments have not always been profltablo It has been no fault of the currency system , which has been the same In periods of prosperity nnd periods of depression. If the distrust Is due to the fact that there are still free silver advocates In the United States there Is small warrant for It. Our monotar standard Is secure for at least four years ami there Is every reason to believe that long before the end of that period Is reached the free silver cause will bo dead beyond the possibility of resurrection. IIVMTT/i/ : J'OMf'K JIOAIlt ) CAN / > 0. In response to the Inquiry whether under existing law the police board has the authority to suppress the wine room evil , the assistant city attorney has advised - vised the city council that ho finds noth ing In the state law that prohibits wine rooms , ami , therefore. In his judgment the police board has no authority to make regulations contemplated by the l.obock anti-wine room ordinance. In thlt con clusion The Heo Is compelled to differ with the assistant city attorney. Section _ ' ! ) of the Sloeumb law reads as fol lows : It riiall bo the duty of all vendors of malt , spirituous cr vinous liquors under the pro visions of this act to liccp tlm windows nnd doors of their rospectlvo places of business unobstructed by screens , blinds or other articles , and any person oftcmllnK npalnst the provisions of this section shall be d ° emed Rtillty of a misdemeanor , nnd upon conviction thereof shall he fined In any sum not lass thnn $25 , or bo Imprisoned In the county Jail not less than ten days , or both at the discretion of the court and shall have his license revoked by the same au thority planting the same. While the strict enforcement of this provision may lie Impracticable. It dors , nevertheless , afford ample power for the suppression of the wine room evil. The plain object of the law prohibiting the obstruction of dnors and windows of re sorts where liquor Is sold is to prevent just such disorders and indecen cies as the wlue rnom encour ages and protects. The erection of cloisod stalls within the bn room is simply a device to stimulate im morality and crime. Such places arc always frequented by dissolute charac ters and criminals of both sexes. If the police board has the right under the law to require the removal of screens and curtains , It certainly has th" right to order the removal of partitions that art nothing more nor lo.ss than permanent screens , forming compartments for tlio accommodation of wine room patrons. An order of the hoard directing the re moval of the closed or screened compart ments would be carrying out the letter and intent of the law which it i.s its sworn duty to enforce. If the statute as it is now worded docs not prohibit the wine room in express terms , there Is no reason why the coun cil should not by ordinance supplement the law and take away all possible ex cuse for inaction on the part of the police board. The right of the council to enact additional regulations for the liquor traf fic cannot bo. called into question so long as its exercise is not In conflict with state legislation on the subject. The law for the leasing of state school lands seems to bo all right. It provides for tile minimum payment of a fixed re turned on the true value of the hind as appraised by resident free holders of the county in which the laud Is located and the presumption should bo that the ap praisement is not greater than the real value. The object of providing for such an appraisement Is to prevent combina tions or collusion by which favored bid ders might secure state school lands at less than their market value. Stale- school lands that arc appraised so hSgh that no tenants can bo found for them al the upset rental should be reappraised. Tlic reappraisemeiit , however , should bo done in the regular way ami not left to the estimate which the proposed le.sn wants to put upon the property. The recommittal of the resolution to pull down the Sixteenth street viaduct to three railroad engineers and the city engineer means simply more delay. It does not stand to reason that the engineers - ginoers employed by railroads that have refused to contribute to the building of a substantial viaduct In the place of the present ramshackle wooden bridge will bo In any great hurry to recommend the removal of the dangerous man-trap that has served for ton years as a viaduct along the principal thoroughfare bolweui Omaha and South Omaha. The name of Uncle Horace Bolos Is said to have been on the original list of star speakers for the Nebraska trllobitio convention of silver parties , but by some unexplained manipulation , was lost in HID shuttle before the public announce ment of the program. Why this discrim ination against Iowa's foremost demo crat , unless It be b cause lie has repu diated the 10 to 1 ratio ? Omaha has made marked Improvement In Its permanent sidewalk area In tin- past few months , but there Is still room for further Improvement In this particular. Both roadways ami side walks along the streets should bo In the best possible condition that available funds can make them by the beginning of the exposition year. Successive financial statements of west ern railroads show continued anil more narked Improvement In oirnlngs , as com. pared with corresponding periods of last year. When people ship more goods and travel more by rail there can be. no denyIng - Ing that they consider themselves com pletely out of the slough of Industrial despond. The fact that Omaha takes all the trophies of the Interstate Tennis tourna ment ought to give next year's tourna ment a considerable Impetus , Having found opponents hero worthy of ihelr best energies , the visitors from abroad should be anxious to redeem their reputations at the first opportunity. After pondering over the sad fate of Senator Mills , Congressman Bailey of Texas has come to the conclusion that It Is wiser to take his chances on playing a ivromlncnt part In the next house of rep- than to wako a willful choice of practically efcrtaln oblivion In the United States senate. In | nittlncuiL straw men for the purpose of knocking them down nut fabricating Imgles to frighten people who are notljji' ' o the trick , our nmlablt ' popoeratle Km'tomporary has the ad vantage of luiujjand varied experience nnd constant practice. The chief lYincrrn of the pnpocrats at present seems to bo to prevent the re publicans froth getting any credit foi the prosperity which has arrived In spltt of popooratie predictions that It could never como tinder a republican ad ministration. The council will have the endorse ment of practically the entire community In exorcising Its power to order pavements monts laid on the streets within a.OOO foot of the court house without waltln for the petitions of obstructing property owners. Ah , There , < ! i'ovor. lluffalo UxprcM. H Is believed that another stork will take up Us home on the Cleveland chimneys In October. .Stnnilliitr 1'n to Ito ( "titiniiMl. Now York Tribune. The most curious thing about the Insane rush to Alaska Is that the proportion of fools In the real of the world docs not scorn to bo materially decreased. g OIT In noriiuiii r. OlnliI > oni"cr.it. Jn 1SS2 n quarter of. a million Oermans came to this country , and last yoir only 31,865. Ucet stiRar production and the new system of Ini'iirlng workmen are ealil to be the main reasons for the fallliiK off in eml Ktatlon. roninu-luliil.lc .luilli-lnl | -\M-illHon. | New Yrk Mall nnil K\nri" s. Within less than three weeks after the death of panovas his murderer Is tried , con victed and executed under the orderly processes of law. In the promptness , In telligence and accuracy which have charac terized her dealings with the perpetrator of that monstrous crime Spain has set an ex- ainplo for other nations. 1'on'or'i "liriilllonnt ClintiKc New York Tribune. Mr. 1'effcr'g hold dismissal of the free coinage Issue as an adequate basis of further union between the democratic and populist orRnnlKitlons Is from any point of view both Interesting and slRnlllcant. 11 tit uoth Ing about his deliverance of Thursday last Is more timely and suggestive than the evl- denco It offers of how fa.it and how far the processes of ill-solutlon within the once powerful silver roalltlon have already run. The Stok Mn n Sly How. Potmlt Krce I'rcss. The sultan Is a siy dog , and It Is no trlcfc nt all for him 'td prolong the deadlock at Constantlnopre. ilut the other day the Feast of thd Prf > phet worked a postpone ment. Now' h'a ' cnMs-lesKcd majesty wll have no settlement till aftcT the 30th , C that Is the Aa.trof hla accession , and the surrender of The ? 3ily ml ht excite tlie Moslems to ujileas-ant demonstrations. Afte the 30th there wlfl doubtless be another e\- cu.'e In readlncpa. It Is a night for gods an. men , this hdwlng ? of the great powers of Europe to thtj erratic will of the el'ck man I'oiuillMt LIIi-t iiiil ot Kri-e Silver. Knngiii City Journal , There Is nroro than a coincidence In the fact that a 'large- number of the popnllsl leadem in Kansas have almost simultaneous ! ! declared that the free and unlimited coinage of silver will not t bo the dominant Issue at the electbn of 1900. There seem * to have cen an understanding among tncm that the tlrao' ' is'1 ripe"'for 'the pfeseiUA'tloh of nev. Issues. A numberof the leadmg populist imoem of the state have admitted as much and , while the populist county conventions s far held have declared their continued allegiance legianceto free coinage , the resolutions adopted have been weak and Insipid and vcrj much In contrast to the enthusliuiir s > ! atfcrms of a year ago , lu which the silver qutstlon was given the prominent place. .Spnnl.sli HnrlinrldoM Should COIINC. I'hlladeliMln Times. The. tlmo has come when the civilized na tions of the world cannot be Held guiltlca for the fiendish atrocities perpetrated i Cuba , and if Mi.33 . Clsneros shall be doomed to penal servitude , every attribute of honor , of chivalry , of Justice and of humanity , should call to the front all th < ilvllixed governments to demand an 1m- mcdlato halt in this unmlngled b utallty Hut whether other governments snail acer or shall not act. the president of the Unllel States would himself bccorno a partner Ir the flhame of the fate of Miss Ctaneros , 11 ho did not Immediately and unmlstalnbl > call a halt upon a system of warf known outalde of Spain and Cuba enl > among the moat degraded savages of the world. SPUIINS Tim "SACUKI ) HATIO. " Baltimore Sun ( dem. ) : Governor Doles Is to bo congratulated upon his aban donment of ths IG-to-l theory , oven If he still maintains that "something must bo done for silver. " Minneapolis Journal ( rep. ) : If Mr. Holes studlca the subject a little more he will llnd that ills wish for the "unlimited use of both gold and Oliver" In this country , would leave the country. If actualized , stranded on the Bingo silver standard and depreciated , dis honest currency. Mr. Holes Is getting light , but lie has a deal to learn yet. Philadelphia liccord ( dem. ) : Rvl'Jently , alnce he failed to got the nomination for president at Chicago In 1SUG , ex-Governor Horace Holea has dono. n great deal of care ful thinking. Ills recent announcement that under present conditions the fret ooln- aso of silver at the ratio of 1C to 1 "would not bo desirable even if attainable" puts , him entirely out of accord with the Chicago platform and ( h = Ilrynn Idolaters who still tlilnli that tl'oro la enough flfo in the silver quration to makn another hopeful presiden tial campaign in Its behalf. DPS Molncs Lfador ( dom. ) : The Dubuque Telegraph propcaca that ex-Governor liolea ho disciplined. It Ra > s that the atiito com- mlUcn nhould do onu of two things : ' Ile- voku I I.s commission to Mr. Holes to address audloncoy as A duly accredited democratic HpeaKcr , or Insist , If hu Is to continue ou tlu stump as nparty , , orator , that lie shall way nothinguJipirt.lG to 1 If ho cannot talk lu Ita favor , And that h will relegate his own pccullir'tKeofy ' to the rear. " It Is aafo to way that the state committee will honor this advice bydisrcgardlng It. WaahlnRtoivystlr ( rep. ) : Rx-Governor Holes , In addrvssflig a democratic meeting at Marslialltj ( > ui , la. , reiterated on opinion ho had previously.expressed ( that free coinage - ago of Bllvar at the ratio of 10 to 1 was not , In prcaent colMltlliha , "within the icach" o' the friends | ( > yver. Ho first expressed this opinion some months ago , before wheat unil bllver hail-j * rted company , and while the market price of silver bullion still hov- ert'ti near the quotation of last November. The dollveraiiqf , therefore. Is not to bo road In thu light ot recent developments. Itv. . - not necessary" for wheat to go to $1 and sil ver bullion fca-rriColi the lowest llguro re corded in its liipt ry for the ill.Uliigiiliheil lowan to discover the error of last year'u democratic cohreptlon. Now York Tribune-rep. ( ) : To cover his cumpleto abundoumcnt of thu falling caust of frcu silver coinage ex-Governor Holes of Iowa has puahi'd to the front thu ( storage waichousf scheme of government silver pur- cliasi's. evolved by Secretary Wludom In ISM ) , but quickly abandoned aa purposeless bud Impracticable by both frlemU and ene- mli'a of ullvcr coluago in congress. ] jj tills Bchemo elvfr | bullion Is to bo deposited In the treasury and market value certifi cates Issued on It , redeemable on presenta tion In bullion at the later market rate. No silver Is to bo coined and bullion la merely to be dealt lu speculative/ ! an out-and-out commodity , To what a trivial and Bhrunken compass has the ex-governor of Iowa reduced theallembracing sliver program of 11196. Such heresy can bo little lew odloua in the oyt-a of the true believer thau au actual coudouatlou ol the "crime of 73. " TUB ( IH.VrVAUV OP TII15 WOULD. Davenport Heptibllcan- The * m n who owns corn now l fortunate. Indeed , for corn la going up gradually , and thcro l every Indication that it will bo DO ctnt before It stops. Cincinnati Tribune- Now If the corn crop turns out to bo all that It should ho and the price U 60 cent * on the farm oh , well , the republican party shouldn't expert the earth and the fulnens thereof. New York World : Tortunatcly the farmers - ers still hold about slx-ocvcnths of the crop and will get these higher prices for tholr holdings. This means prosperity all around the circle. For when the farmer gets good prices ho buys goods. When ho buys goods the country merchant "atocks up. " When the country merchant "stocks up" the Job ber end the wholesaler Increase their orders to the manufacturer. Then the manufac turer takes on more hands runs on fuller Mine and paje out more wages. Then the operatives spend more money with the butcher , thn grocer , the baker and ail other tradesmen , and everybody Is benefited Kansao City Star : The wheat raiser Is not the only farmer who is enjoying good times. Values of almost all the products of the farm have advanced , someof them even more than wheat. Prices for the principal products of the soil , ns compared with thcoo of a year ago. are as follows : Wheat Is more than twice as high , corn la .10 per cent higher , flnxseed 100 per cent higher , rye 100 per rent higher ; cggfl 2. > per cent higher ; pota toes 200 per cent higher , hogs 30 per cent higher , cattle Ifi per cent higher , sheep 20 per cent higher , oats , butter and poultry about the same as a year ago , fruits of al ! kinds Irregularly higher , most vegetable. higher. Detroit Free I'rcss : If nature had entered .into n corn-piracy to fill the coffers of the farmers of thlc country from the wealth ol other nations , things could not have been moro wisely ordered to that end thau they nro at present. In the broad wheat fields of the Argentine Hepubllr there Is a de structive llttlo post hard at work In the Interest of that class of our citizenship that lips been groaning under mortgages , using corn for fuel hceause It could not bo sold and securing from other products only the moit In.Mgnlflrant margin above the cost of production. In Italy. Franco , Germany , Hue- Hla , Hnglaml and India there Is a marked falling off In crops upon which the people depend for food. IIy mere force ot clrcum- stanrca tills nation has become the granary of the world and for at least n year will realize upon the advantages of a supply for which thcro ! s a universal demand. IMIOSPKCTIVN POMTICAI. DIVO11CU. . St. Louis Republic ( dem. ) : Evidences multiply dally of the rapid disintegration ol populism. The forces that a short tlmo ago co-operated under this name nre seeking natural channels and forming alliances will : established agencies for the promotion ol good government and' the working out ol reforms. The desperation of the extreme element Is corroborative of the fatal decline Into which the populism that asserted ttscll with such disastrous results to botli old parties three or four years ago has fallen. Louisville Courier-Journal ( dem. ) : The mlddlc-of-the-roaders claim they will pol 110,000 votes in Kentucky , whllo Genera' ' Coxey will admit nothing less than a clean sweep of Ohio , and the promises are equally good everywhere else. The tlmo for divi sion from popocrata has como , and nobody who believes In the gorgeous utterances ol the Ocaln platform will ever again consent to let hlo soaring desires bo bound to the ono poor Issue of the great , white and glori ous 10 cent buzzard dollar. "Git a plent > whllo you're glttln,1 " says I , " 'twon't never ho no cheaper. " The old woman's pet re mark In "The Hoosler Schoolmaster" Is a good populist platform , and the populists know It. Globo-Domocrat ( rep. ) : It is evident that sllverUm cannot hold the popocratic part } together any longer. Holes , Duller and other leaders of the liryanlto combination have i'ald this often In the past two or three months , and Pcffer says It now. "Tho silver question , " declares the ex-senator , "is not the only Issue of Importance which confronts the American people. It is not oven the most Important. " This , ot course , Is the populist way of saying It Is not an Isaac at all. Unless Ilryan "broadens out" the Kansan - san says ho wll ] bo abandoned. The broad ening out means the adoption of greenback ism , and this can only bo done to the extent which the radical popocrats desire by en tirely giving up silver as an ii'sue. I'HUSO.VAI , AXIl OTIII3UWISH. The movement of the Turkish army out of Oreck territory establishes a pace that a snai . night envy. That gleesomo refrain , "Put Mo Off at DulTalo , " appears to have been a popular one with a quarter of a million people. Ka'aer ' Wllhelm Is a great collector of autographs and he specially prizes the slgna- turca of military commanders of tne end o the laat and the beginning of the present century , of which he has a large collection. The disposition of Horace Holes to kick over the traces without the aid or consenl of anybody In Iowa render * the position ol the driver one of grave peril. As a measure of wfetv it Is propcsed to use armor plate for a dashboard. Bernard Hettmannof Cincinnati las accepted tlio presidency of the Saengerfcst Jubilee , which Is to commemorate the fiftieth anni versary of the North American Saengerbund , nnd to bo held In Cincinnati In 1S'J9. Mr. Hettmann la a prominent citizen and a man of broid education. The granddaughter of the naturalist , John. James Audubon , Miss Maria Audubon of Salem , N. Y. , has worked for twelve years In the translation ot her grandfather's unpiibllshrU Journals , which were written In French , the letters being PO small that a magnifying glass was necessary to decipher many of them. J. M. Sjodahc. editor and part owner of the Dcseret News of Salt Lake City , has ailed for Sweden with a box of ellts from Scandinavians of the west for King Oacar , who celebrates next month the twenty-fifth innlver.iary of hio accession to the throne. Mr. SJodaho carries letters of Introduction from the governor of Utah. John I. mialr of lilalrstown , N. J. , the well Icnown railroad man , celebrated the nlnety- rt'th anniversary of his birth at his homo last Monday. Ho U In his usual health. Ills son , D. C. Blair , and his oldest living grand son , Charles Scrlbncr of New York City , spent ho day with hlrn. ThiTO was a display of fireworks in the evening on Prospect Hill , the hlghcvt point in lllairalown , in honor of Mr. Illalr , A New Orleans man , who wanted to bo a pollcoman and mada preparation for the civil service examination , found that ho had studied along the wrong lines. Ho determined - mined to make uao of Mia newly acquired knowledge , however , when ho came to a miration that ft nick him as absurd. The question wax : "If a bullet la dropped In a well and It takes flvo seconds for It to strike the water , how fur Is It from the top of the ivoll to the surface of the water ? " The ( Mirlldnto answered : "Heathen mythology says that when Jupiter kicked Vulcan out of heaven It took him forty-neven days and nlghls to full. If so , how for U heaven from Kosclusko , Miss. ? " The grandfather of Ktlisn Allen Illtch- i ock , the now minister to Russia , was Judge Samuel Hitchcock , ono of the most eminent citizens of liurllngton , Vt. Ho was the first attorney general of that state , holding ofllce from 1790 to 1793 , and a presidential elector In 1792 , when Washington received his sec- oml election. In the name year he was ap pointed judge of the United State. ) diitrict court , becoming later judge of the circuit court of the ne-eond circuit of the United Stairs , receiving the appointment from John Adams. Mr. Hitchcock's father was the drat attorney general of Alabama , whither he had gone from Vermont as a young man. Later ho was chief justice of the state. A novel crusade and a commendable ono to gathering strength in Chicago. The ob ject of the movement Is the removal o ( look ing glatttfH from paroengcr elevators In ofilce buildings. Any ono riding on an elevator having a looking glass will obaerro how women , young and old , stand before it , not alone to ECO if their hata are on atralght , but to put a few finishing touches on curls or rlbbono , Even when one reached the floor aha desires , delays are frequently necewary to enable her to flnlili her toilet. If ono fair ono should paw the glass without a peep , the elevator engineer would bo thrown Into convulsions. Few of them have had provoca tion for a nt. Tills feminine weakness la noticeable lu. Omaha. U has reached the proportions of an epldciilc In Chicago , and the only euro fur it in to remove or nmaja Jh glut. JOItllAX MAINTAINS HIS I'OHITIO.V. I'rofoKHor Klllntt Unr * \ < it Know Wlmt llt > " In TnllcliiK About. PALO ALTO , Aug. 2B. Dr. Jordan , prr/il- / dent of Stanford university , says that the opinion ot bin friend , Prof. Klllott , routing to the branding of settle , le entitled to no especial notice , becAtito Klllott know * noth-1 ing whatever about the subject. "As ft tnnttsr t f fact , " he added , "tho branded scitl- < kln In the possetfllon of th Treoury depart- tncnt was burned while the pup were Ita black coat. After the wound had healed and been replaced by the now coat , which eor- rcspondi to that of the ndttlt seal , It won killed nnd eklnncd. Thcro la no question that It Is perfectly fcaMblo to brand thesc.iis nnd that the brand will rtmnln permanently , ns It doc * on a horeo or cow. Ono man can brand female seal pup > at the rat * of 1,000 a day. The brand will gron- with the growth of the anlmnt. The water hair will hide It to some extent , but the part of the skin on which It appears Is permanently spoiled for the furriers' purposes. The adult seals can also ho branded without injury , but they are uot o easily handled. As to the notion that bundling the animals will frighten them and drive them oft to some other Island , thcro Is no foundation for It. They mind It no moro than sheep being Mieared. " I1AXIC COMIITIOSS K.VVOUAIII.K. I.nnt Htntrincn < SliovrH n llrttcr HIIN- | IIPMN riimlltloii. WASHINGTON. Aug. 23. The treasury de partment published a comparative statement of the resources and liabilities of all the na tional banks of the country on July 2.1 , com paring a corresponding date last year with the last call made this joar The show ing Is a very gratltytng ono to the treasury officials and the figures Indicate a gradual expansion of business , especially iu the amount ot deposits. The statement Is iw follows : Inillvtdunl Lawful Money I/oana nnd Dopoilts. Hoaorvp. Dior-Mints. July 14 , ISBd JI.M.OOO.OIO J,1Uix.000 Jl 91i"OI 000 Muy 14 , 1SD7 1,71S,00 .O 410.0HOi l. ! > 21.fM.roi July 23 , 1W > 1.770.000.W ) 412.000.0H l.iiGG.OOJ.OiV ) An item of individual deposits on July 25 , 1S97 , chows au Increase of $92,000,000 over July U , 1S9C , and an increase of $42,000,000 over May 14,1SS7 ; lawful money reserve , rep resenting cash actually on hand in banks on July 23 , 1897 , shows au increano over July 14 , 1SOG , of $69,000,000 , and an increase over May 14 , 1S97 , of about $3,000,000 ; loans and dlocounta ou July 23 , 1S97 , show an In crease over July 14 , 1898 , of about $8,000,000. and au Increase over May 14 , 1897 , of about $43,000,000. 1 OXV.V IIUIU'III.ICVAS. Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican : . Not a word appears in the Iowa republican plat form about prohibition or temperance. This seems to be the conclusion of the whole matter , for no prohibition party worthy of tbo name exists ! n the state. Ono after another the prohibitory statutes have been set aside or rendered Ineffective , and local option holds sway under the title ot the "mulct" system. Now York Mall and Kxpress : The repub licans of Iowa may take renewed confidence of victory from the ticket and the platform named nnd adopted by their state conven tion. The- candidate for governor , Leslie M. Shaw , Is known ns a man of the people , and yet no demagogue , who gives a gllmpso of his character In his declaration that hoa \ free from promises and that ho will listen to advice and then follow hte own Judgment. Philadelphia Press : The Iowa Republi cans in reaffirming and adopting in every part the declaration of principles announced by the republican national convention of 1890. did what every republican state con vention held tha ! year has done. There has been no digression from this rule and thete lo not likely to be any in the few state con ventions yet to bo hold. The party has made no departure from the position It took at the St. Louis convention. Now as then It stands for protection , sound money , civil service re form and all the great principles for which the party has been conspicuous since its birth. New York Tribune : The Iowa republicans held a model convention. It was the largest convention ever assetribltd In the Etate and great enthusiasm marked all the proceedings. The nomination for goveinor developed a keen and stirring contest. In which the sup porters of sovcn candidates engaged , but no bitterness of feeling was engendered and the vote which made the final choice unanimous was not an empty form , but expressed the genuine harmony of the delegates and the party. It was a convention which fairly rep resented a great party In Ita best estate , not controlled by petty personal ambitions , but Inspired by an earnest purpose to command the reaped and win the votes of ( iood citi zens. The platform , which was adopted without a dissenting voice. Is a sound , courageous , straightforward declaration of republican principles. COM ) , GUAXITI3 FACTS. Mntlieiiintli'itl Driiioiintrntlim of the Yiiltip of I'riiMpcrUy. Chtcnuo News. There are in this country , counting re serves and the new crop , nt least 550,000,000 bushels of wheat , which has appreciated in market value about 35 cents a bushel In the last two months. There are , counting reserved and the new crop , at least 3,000,000,000 bushels of corn , which has advanced C cents a bushel In price in the same time. There arc 17,000,000,000 pounds of hog meat , raw and manufactured , which has ad vanced an average of 3 cento a pound. There are 325,000,000 pecks of garden truck , the average advauco in which has been Vi cents per peck. It Is a well known economic law that the market value of productive property depends ! upon Its earning power. The earning power- ] of farm land has Increased 33 per cent alive | July 1. Heneo , there are 2,050,000 farms In this country which have appreciated In value an average of $500 per farm , at a moderate estimate. And there are $60,000,000,000 worth of railroad securltlca , which , by reason of the agricultural prosperity , have Increased 12 per cent In value. Hotter times on the farms means a larger output and higher profits for the factory. There are $50,000,000,000 invested In fac tories and the average increase in value la 10 per cent. Better times for the factory means greater activity and more profits for the urban mer chant. There are $100,000,000,000 Invested In retail mercantile establishments , which are now w rth 20 per cent moro than they were eight weeks ago. Naturally tbo Increased prosperity means an advance In the value of city real estate say 15 per cent on $150,000,000,000. Add , say , 15 per cent on $100,000,000,000 reprem'iitliiK all the Baleens , theaters , sani tariums , patent medicines and other In dustries which will participate In the boom and wo have a net total of $70,000,000,000 , or $1,000 for every man , woman and child In the United States. Thus every man having a wlfo and flvo children Is $7,000 better off than ht > was July 1. Or , if ono of the children were born only August 1 , thereby participating In but liaif of the advance , he Is worth $6,500 moro than ho was two months ago. This in no idle dream , but a cold , nolld mathematical fact. Karly next week the local banks will make arrangements to cash the checks of such aa may dcalro to draw out their share. Royal iu Lco the food pure , v 'lolesomo ' and dcllclouj. S fi Absolutely Pure orAi UMNO ret > m co. , KIW VOMU TO Ticici.n. Hrooklyn Life ! Castleton Hera cornea mr t.itlor. o'd man , Clubbcrly-Blmll we walk aoroes th street ? "Xoj let's run. " ChlMjro Record : "Pn. what t * nn optical delusion ? " ! "It Is your mother's Idea that she never , gets too much powder on her ness , " i I Detroit Journal : Proprietor-How did that lady happen to gel TO bndly hurt nt the bar- , guln counter Just now ? I 1 Floor Wnlkcrhe Moppol to buy some thing and the rerft of the women mobbed , her. \ I Indianapolis Journal : "I < > your daughter's I new hou < e full of line furniture ? " "Yes. Whenever I so to see 'her I Inks a. ciimp-4tooi with me. " Chicago Tribune : "I am sotry to hear Hint Hli > plcbvn so severely hurt In his fight with Mnrlchnni. Ho isn't In any dan ; ger , Is he ? " I ' \Vo , lie's not In nny danger unless ho rnakoa the ml tnkp of calling Miirkbnm a llnr again some day. " Washington Star : "He lady rnennt well , " snld Meandering Mike , "but she didn't un derstand mo tnstcs. She was tryln' to spoil tne. " "Old she offer ye nnythlu' ? " Inquired Plodding Pete. "Yi > . She Insisted on me tnk'n' u fo\r chops to start \\ll' , nn' I hatter move on" Chicago Tribune ; "They av there nrc no birds In the Klondike reclon.1 "O , but tin-to nre ! Oulls. " Puck : "Sho Is a decided brunette , l"n't she ? " "Very. They s y her husband rau't cull his soul Ills own. " Somervllle Journal : Pockets In women's dte > vs llMt nppnnretl lu Knulnnd In the reign of ICdward III. It Is not known when they disappeared. Atrhlfon Olobe : There limy bo lot of ntee nii-n In the world , but the bill collni-tors don't meet them. Chleapo Post : "You've no Idea how ntigry my husband got Just bronuso t gave away nn old pnlr of bin trouws. " "You'd belter look out or he'll do in much for you sometime. " "Sir ! " Itarper'M Ita/nr1 Mr. Untidy I thmiisht I recognized your back us you walked nlong. Ml .s Shnrno-l should think you might by this lime. It's been turniMl that way often enough. Chicago Pot : TV-icy were n ton ! hpil nt Ills s-peiij , for , ? o far ns tlioy knew , lie had lincl nn training. "How did you acquire your abl'lty as n sprinter ? " they nketl at length. "I once courted nn all-round athlete's daughter , contrary to hlsi wishes. " They no longer marveled. Puck : First Theo'ophlit TMicro will bo nn Interesting debate at the np.vt meeting of the society. Second Theosophlrt On nhat EUliji--t" First TUooFophlrt Is lite worth living moro than once ? PKtsburg Chronicle : Pqulldlg Spcaklngr about hiding light under a buMuV McSwIlllgen C3o on ! Sqtilldlg The light of a silver dollar can be easily bidden under a bushel of w.icat. BY TIIK SI2ASIUE. Cli'v clniul Lender. At last there came a parting day The maiden strolled with me ; I snld what I had longed to say , And When I'd finished she Looked up and nail : "Well , then , adieu ! You've made me very glad , And I wil ! always think of you As Che seven Hi ono I've had ! " A.N Lit HAN 11) VI , . Itoston Transcript. The air was heavy \\lth the scent Of all the lovely flowers of June ; The sky nnd clouds In beauty blent , And In the blue a shadowy moon Within the rosy cloudlets lay Whispering , "Adieu ! dear summer day I" The 1nll rim swayed a graceful limb Above the worn and mowKiownvell ( The twilight hues grew faint and dim ; The bobolinks within the doll Had censed to sing their cheery airs Wlmt tuneful melody was theirs ! ft4 She leaned upon the old farm gate Fancied noraelf a prlnee s tall. Alas ! ere slip had met her fati > , She heard her mother's shrill voice call ; "Go milk , you 'Liza Jane ! " cried she , "Thero ain't a drop uv milk fur tea. " Know the value of appear- ances. The poorer they are the more they ha\e to con sider how they dress , and the haider it is for them to dress as they would like. No one need pay more than $15 for a suit of thoroughly well made clothes of good materials. The finer cloths cost more of courseand one may indulge himself in luxurious trimmings , if ha likes , for a third less than the custom tailor charges for sim ilarly good materials and work' manship. But even our lowest priced suits are as correct in cut and fit as the best , if not quite so expensively finished , and no one can make a good suit for less than we can. Cheaper suits than ours are inferior in svery way. KING & GO. 8. W. Cor. 16th add DouglM 6U