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THE OMAHA DAILY JfllinAY , SEPTEMBER 10 , 1807.
Tim OMAHA DAILY BEE. K. HOSKWATUIt , Kdllnr. rum.muni ) irvniiT MOIWINO. II.IIM8 UP HUn.SUUlTION. iJnhy ! < < ( Without Sunday ) , Una Y nr..ie < lull ) llrr hfi-l Hunilny. One Y nr 800 HlX Mrttilhn 4 W Thrt ! Monlh * Z 01 Hmi'tny lltp. One Yi-ar 2 Cu H.iliirdny ll-e. One Ycnr 1 W % \ fcly lite. One Ynir . . . . Cl OKKlCKSi Clnmlin : The lice Ilulldlng. H ulh Oinnhn : Slngir Illk. . Cor. N nnd ! llh SU rvutitll llurr : 10 I'cnrl Ktrtti. Clilcngn Oniec : 317 Chamber of Commerce. N. w Turk : llnnmii 13. H nnd IS. Tribune Hide. WuHilt.Rton . ! Ml Fourteenth Htreet. fOUHKSI'ONUBNCE. All cfltnmmilcntloni relating lo new * nd wllto- Hnl mnller should be mlilipencil : To the Kdltor. 11U81NKSS MOTTEIIS. All Luslnrfn letters nml remittances flioulcl ba iilili eil to The lee ! I'ubllnhliiK Compony. Oimhn , Draft * , chocks , c * | > icfl9 nnd po toIlc ( nonpy nrdpm In be mndo payable to the order of the company. Till : IIKR T'Uni.TSHlNO COMPANY. HTATIIMKNT OP CIUCU1.ATIOM. 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All rnllrniiil nrivMlioyn nre mippllrll IVltll VIIOIIKll IICCH to nccoiniimiliiti ; every i > im- miiKrvlio iriiMtn tn ri-ml u ii < MVN | > ni > cr. IiinlMt ilium linv- Inir Thu Hoe. If y iu t'ltiiiiot Ki'l n lice tin n ( mill frtiiii the III-IVN ploiiMC report tinfnit , iiK ( lie ( ruin iinil nil I ron il ( o tinClrciiltidim Iiiiirliuiiit | tit Tlic llfi * . The HOP in fur Mil Iton nil trains. IXSIST OX lIAVIXfi Till ! 111313. Tlio Xrlirnskii fanner will not be fooled on the silver nnd whi'Ut trick n second ( line. Prosperity ] iolnters nre calamity ex- .tliiKiil.slit'r.s and unlnmlty uxtliiKiilsliers are wet blankets for iiopocratle c-ntlui- 1C the local weatlu-r man does not lirace up before the advent of the Slate fair lie will fall Into Irretrievable dlH- repule. i The Hut of JSD8 conventions captured for Omaha Is assuming formidable pro portions , but there Is always room at tlio top. It Is worthy of note that not even the " \VorhMIerald has seeu lit to deny that Chief Stewart last spring prostituted the paid police of the city to the political jwork of the Ilowell campaign lua Dr. .Tekyll-Peabody seems to have pot- t n so accustomed to deceiving the pub lic about his olllclal action as member oC the Hoard of Fire nnd 1'ollce Com missioners that he sometimes succeeds In himself. If President Andrews wants to resign ihere Is no reason why any one should stop him , but a voluntary resignation Idiocies tlu props out of every attempt lo make him out to be a martyr to his political convictions. New Yorkprohibitionlsls have declined TO emior.su woman siinrage. mien the prohibitionists turn their backs upon .Tho suffragists the demand for the bal lot for women must be pretty nearly u dead Issiio In that state. 'The otllclal record of the police board Is the best proof of Mayor Moores' posi tion on tlio employment of superuu- auerary political policemen. That record does not show that Mayor Moores voted for either Gallagher or Stewart. When the non-partisan reform police commissioners have to resort to falsify ing the records of the board to bolster themselves up in their reckless waste of public fluids to pay political debts they must have been driven Into a close corner. i Fellow passengers who came across tlio ocean with Uiclmrd Croker have brought the Tammany boss home illled with good InteiltionH. The people of New York , however , like the party from Missouri , will have to bo shown before they will put faith In such -a statement. . The beet sugar factories In Nebraska nro commencing active operations to- rward converting this year's sugar beet crop into marketable sugar , and another resource of the Nebraska farmer will BOOH bo bringing him a good cash re turn worth 100 cents on the dollar all the world over. The petitions required under the law authorizing Douglas county to vote ex position bonds will soon be ready for signatures and It ought not to take long to get the requisite number of signers. And when election day comes tlio bond proposition ought to have the vote of every man of voting ago In the county. There was a time when the cry of yel low fever In a southern city would de populate It in a few hours and net everybody wild for miles around. Thanks to the advance of medical science yellow fever Is today systemat ically fought and its ravages conllned within very narrow limits. The day of tlio yellow fever epidemic seems to be past. > The Insurance laws of Nebraska nre not exceptionally svero and they should bo enforced without favor or discrimina tion against all concerns doing Insur ance business In the state. It Is only fair to those who willingly comply with tlio requirements of the law that their competitors do not for that reason se cure uiuluo advantage over them. The motto of Nebraska Is , "E < juallty Before the Law. " N H-UKMW HA TilV1tA \ //B Jsolleo ban been served upon the pop-1 ullstlc .Tonnh lo make ready to bo swal-1 lowed by the democratic whalo. The movement for spontaneous absorption set on foot nt Lincoln by llrynn and his lin- ported oratorical conjurer * nnd political tlilinble-rlggers has been followed up With it succession of bugle blasts and rump meeting exhortations to the popu list rank and 111e. From Kansas comes the announcement that ex-Senator PefTer has undergone n change of heart and now proclaims his readiness to be swallowed by the demo cratic whale , providing only that It con sent to compromise with tin ; popu list Jonah on a new name. This Is also the keynote of .Judge Neville's hysterical appeal to Ne braska populists , who are showing signs of revolt against the state house spoils combination by which n gold democrat with railroad attachments was forced upon them. Judge Neville boldly tells the populists inso many words that It Is only a matter of time , and a very short time at that , when all the fusion elements will be merged Into one party under a new name. He adjures the populist patriots to support the demo cratic candidate for supreme Judge and show their loyalty lo the compact hi the following language : Let Ilicro bo no disparity between the vote on our ticket for judge anil regents , as this would be evidence of bad faith and make nioro perplexing the complications which tend to keep patriots apart. Wo must stand together , for If wo do not the federal courts will tire of Iliu monopoly of Injunction against frco speech nnd prayer and will Issue an order to "hane us separately. " This appeal ( o the populist Jonah to slide into the capacious belly of the dem ocratic whale should not be without ef fect , especially In view of the premium which the learned judge holds out In the added assurance that the division of spoils will be duly considered and fairly adjusted after the battle Is over , which , Interpreted into plain Uugllsh , means after tlio whale ha.s vomited out poor Jonah and left him stranded on the sandy shores of the political Babylon. TOM HVIT.SUiV 7iV KVIDUKCK. It appears that Tom Watson , the popu list candidate for vice president last year , ha.s uot absolutely retired 'from active politics , as had been reported. Therw are circumstances that would In duce the leader of the Georgia popifllsts to reappear hi the political arena and raise Ills voice against fusion. It is slated that In the event of Mr. llryan going to Kentucky to do campaigning fur the fusion candidate there Mr. Watson proposes to camp on his trail and make It as Interesting as possible for him. As a correspondent of the Louisville Courier-Journal remarks , Watson is a hu/.K-saw on the stump and perhaps there Is no man in the country whom Mr. llryan would not prefer to come In contact with. The Georgian does not mince words In political controversy and as he has a hearty dislike of the late popocratle candidate for president , not without justifiable reason , It can easily be imagined how he would con tribute to the Interest of Kentucky poli tics and to the gaiety of the campaign In that state if he should go there to confront Mr. liryan. It Is suggested , however , that Bryan will not go to Ken tucky if assured that Watson would go there. , It seems that the free sllverltes of that state are very anxious to have the help of Mr. Bryan , which suggests that they are not altogether sanguine of success. i TUKAIXO TO OT11KH ISSUES. AVhilo the free silver advocates arc by no means disposed to abandon that issue , but Insist that it will enter into the cauipalgus of 1SOS and 1)00 ! ) , some of the more astute among them see that It will not be possible , in the event of a general restoration of prosperity and Its continuance until the next presidential election , to hold together the free silver votes of last November on that issue alone. They profess to believe that the returning prosperity cannot last long and It Is needless to say that they hope It will be of short duration. But they cannot forget that In last year's cam paign they persistently proclaimed that a return of prosperity was Impossible under the gold standard and this prophecy having failed they are appre hensive that their present purdlction of temporary prosperity may also fail , thus eliminating the silver question as : i political issue. Therefore some of the leading free silver advocates are turnIng - Ing their attention to other questions In tlio hope of thereby keeping their forces together. ! Kx-Goveriior AltgelO Is one of these and by far the ablest , If not the most dangerous , among them. In his address to the workliigmen of Philadelphia on Labor day Mr. Altgeld did not discuss tlio silver question and devoted his talk almost entirely to corporate monopoly. Ho declared that "aside from the llnan- dill question , the most serious problem that confronts the people of America to day is that of rescuing their cities , their states and the federal government , In cluding the federal judiciary , from ab solute control of corporate monopoly. " Having said this the man who more than any other dominated the Chicago convention and who practically framed Its platform , proceeded to advocate gov ernment ownership of pretty much everything now controlled by corimra- tions , even urging that the coal mines of the country should be taken possession of by the .government. One of the most earnest nml Intelligent of the free sll- vor organs Is The American of Philadel phia and this Joirual in Its last issue says that while the sliver question will be a living Issue In the campaigns of 181KS and 1000 , It will not be the only Issue. It declares that "the next cam paign must bo fought on broader lines than the silver Issue" and takes a posi tion similar to that of Mr. Altgeld , though not going so far. The question of dealing1 with corpo rate monopoly Is undeniably one of very great Importance , but can the people trust the political clement which sup ported free sliver with the solution of this question ? Who is there among its leaders to whom It would be safe to en trust the task of suppressing trusts and combinations and monopolies ? Who of them has ever shown that hu Is really . hostile to monopoly ? Did Mr. I when IIP was a member of congress 411- I .Mr. Allgeld when IIP sjr : governor of I IlllnolsV There- uot n man among the i fiw sliver leaders who In public life j ! has given any practical evldi-nce of bos- j tlllly to monopoly , on the contrary ! I most of them are on record In opposition to the legislation passed by a republican congress and approved by a republican president against trusts and combina tions. Hut the people will hardly be de ceived by the attempt of the free silver- lies to masquerade as the enemies of monopoly. Hack of their pretenses In this respect is the controlling desire to debase the currency of the country and they are ready to promise anything In order to bring this about. Their turning to other questions Is simply designed to befog and delude the people In the in terest of the. greatest of all trusts the combination of silver mine owners. T.t 111 W CUXCKSSIUKS. It Is announced that In the new cus toms tariff for Cuba the duties on nearly all American goods have been reduced. On tlio termination of the reciprocity agreement with Spain three years ago , under which the United States enjoyed peculiar advantages iii the Cuban mar ket advantages which were especially prolltable to our agricultural interests the Spanish government Increased heavily the duties on American products Imported Into Cuba , the effect of which was to very materially reduce our experts - ports to that island. We had secured under reciprocity nearly the entire Cuban Hour trade , but this was lost and In other respects the United States suf fered from the abandonment of reci procity , which was especially successful In the case of Cuba. The action of the Spanish government In the matter was more or less retaliatory , but there was some Justification 'for It. The concession now made by the Span ish government in lowering duties on American goods going Into Cuba may be due to a desire to strengthen friendly relations with this country , but regard less of the motive the fact will be wel comed by our commercial Interests hav ing trade with Cuba , though they may not at once profit very greatly by it. .Under present conditions -reducing tariff duties will hardly have much effect In Increasing trade .with the Island , for as Consul General Lee has said there can bo no business improvement until the war Is elided. WITH TllK TKl.KGHAVll I'Ot.KS. For many years Omaha lias been dis figured by the forest of telegraph poles and telegraph wires that have been planted along its principal thorough fares. Tlieso giant poles are uot only unsightly , but ! dangerous. In the case of lire they obstruct the work of the lire department and endanger the lives of firemen and other people drawn to the vicinity. The proximity of these great poles to business blocks and public buildings makes it impossible to secure a full view of these structures or a pho tograph that Is not marred by from one to a. half dozen telegraph poles. In every other large city of the coun try the telegraph companies have been compelled to take down the telegraph poles and place their wires under ground. There Is no reason why Omaha should not follow their example. Tlio coming of hundreds of thousands of visitors to this city in the very near future and the desire to make the most , favorable. Im pression upon them should impel our city authorities to take prompt steps to abate the telegraph polo nuisance. This will not necessarily work any great hardship upon the telegraph com panies. While it will involve consider able expense to substitute an under ground wire system for the overhead system , it will in the end prove of ad vantage to the telegraph companies in reducing the cost of maintenance and repairs. It will enable them to dis pense with nil dead wires and improve the service to the public. Hut even if tlio companies derived no benefit from the change the public has rights which should bo protected by the city authori ties. It Is sulllHent Hint the city gives tlio telegraph companies a free right- of-way through its streets , and its citi zens are at least entitled to equal con sideration with cities where the wires have long since been buried. On general principles the man who is afraid to sign his name to an article which he writes for publication Is a coward or a sneak. The anonymous attack on the press bureau of the ex position which appears In the World- Herald belong" to this category. Its animus is transparent. Because eastern newspapers have seen lit to omit from their Illustrations the names of the supervising architects the bureau Is rep resented as squandering money "on heavy , badly written , miserably Illus trated literature" which an outside editor Is said to have rejected because unsuitable for use In his paper. Inas much as the bulk of all the press bureau literature 1ms been reproduced in the principal newspapers of America and many influential foreign papers , criti cisms emanating from parties who know nothing about newspaper advertising will bu taken for what thpy are worth. In view of the fact that all the ad vertising of tlio exposition In news papers and magazines has been secured without the expenditure of a dollar to the publishers and the architects have had thousands of dollars worth of free newspaper advertising on account of the exposition and other thousands of dollars worth of free advertising at Its expense In exposition pamphlets , the groundlessness of the complaint must be plain. The great sleuth who draws $2,000 a year as chiefof police scents anofher conspiracy against his peace and com fort In tlio rearrangement of the city hall olllces. Ho ascribes the. action of thu council In assigning new olllco rooms to him to the subtle Influence that has for its end the systematic an noyance of the new chief of police. Can't Dr. Jekyll-Pcabody prescribe a dose of vermifuge for the chief ? If ho Is not aflllcted with snakes In ids boots ho must have n touch of worms somewhere. The Idea that anybody is lying awuko nights to concoct schemes to harass llje ujilef must have been ' evolved otitikif ttiit > Inner consciousness i 01' the ruporfifrmY fnk'lr who Is llgurlng as head of tJuviP'illceuli'lcctlve force. The uiiauli'n'dfft choice of the demo- tratlc state conv-entlon and the unani j mous choice of Hie populist state con vention for Uio.nomination for supreme jmlgo which'lift' popocratle machine gave to a m"ni ftho was the choice of no convention1 jSivo both been heard ' from , coiuiseljjig'.fjiibinlsslon to the edict of the eomblu.e . , . ' . The unanimous choice of the sltvoifcrepublican state conven tion , however , who was sold out by the machine manipulators , has not been heard from. The question his friends are asking is , What does his silence signify ? Judging from the double-shotted double-columned broadsides appearing In the popocratle organ appealing lo populists to acquiesce In the nomination of the democrat forced on the populist ticket by the democratic and republican conventions , the populists must be In open revolt against the unsavory morsel. Nothing but unrestrained mutiny In the populist ramp ngnlust a democratic standard-bearer could Justify such an expenditure of Ink and paper to quell the disturbance and drive the disturbers back Into the ranks. Our local popocratle contemporary has taken a big contract when It assumes the task of expounding and championing the republican doctrines of Kremont , Lin coln , Grant and Garllold , thu democratic dogmas of Jefferson , Jackson , Van Buren , Buchanan and Bryan and the popullsllc principles enunciated at Oi-ala , Omaha and St. Louis. Political y.crolmts have succeeded In riding three horses In the circus ring at the same time , but they were not running in op posite directions. We arc pleased to hear that The Bee's choice of ICdward 13. Ilowell for the democratic nomination for sheriff on a platform of Indication is received with satisfaction by his friends. There Is some difference of opinion whether it would not be more appropriate for him to change his eiublem from "ace full on knaves" to "a straight flush , " but we are reliably Informed that this hitch will be straightened out before the next jackpot is opened. From the iijtmes. of the senators who are busying themselves to protract the delay of the1 foreclosure sale of the Union Pacific aiijl what is known of their former efforts to prevent foreclos ure and keep- the road indefinitely crippled by tiie , receivership , there is room for a siispiulon that the same in- lluenco is behind the latest hitch In fore closure proceedings that was behind the funding bills In congress. Afl the result of his personal observa tion on a tVmr fof inspection Secre tary of Agriculture Wilson expresses the belief that there Is not an idle man west of jjie. .Mlssi'ssipijI . .who waijj.-j , work. This is pretty good evidence in support of the assertion that the return of pros perity is nioro marked in the west than in the cast and that the prosperity wave is moving from Its origin eastward rather than westward. The properly owner who hangs back from signing paving petitions in the idea that prices will go materially lower is likely to find that delay Is both dan gerous and expensive. The prices at which substantial paving is being laid in Omaha today are sahl to be about as close to bedrock as they can be driven. Hut Dcni'l ( irt Too Kniiilllnr. Philadelphia Times. Full of thoughts of ' 7S and 1S12 one of cur war ships on a British dry dock may enable that nation to scrape acquaintance with them In a very suggestive way. I'liiKlnrlHiii Tliivalcnril. Detroit Journal. If iBourko Cockran doesn't copyright that speech of hi ? on rottrn money , the Hon. William J. Hryau may yet appropriate the whole of it to prove that prices are regu lated by production and consumption. Soilli'tliliiK Spnlil AVoulil \ < - < -l. SI. Ijiul.n llejiubllc. Spain's new premier says that his country would "have the sympathy of all Europe" In the event of a war with the United States. Sympathy Is what Sraln would need before Uncle Sam got through with her , it's more than Illtoly. 'I'lliCon MMii Ainoiur Fnnncr * . SprhiKlleM Itepubllnui. The silver republican CharlcH A. Towne of Mtantsota Is tolling his democratic audi ences In Iowa that under silver remonetlza- tion the American farmers would now be getting $2.50 for their wheat Instead of les. ! than $1. Tills would mean flour at over $15 a barrel. How that would draw the wage labor of the country to the radical party ! I'roplict Illiinil iKiu SI. Louis Jt.'iiubllo. It was gratifying , even though a somewhat rathetlo Epectaclo , and the Republic fools justified In calling the attention of MIs- sourlans to the fact that they have a "prophet In their own country , " despite the fact that , a& has been the common experi ence of prophets , lie has been denied the full meed of HpioV ( to which his faithful labors entitled V'nil ' , , A I'lirfnn' j.njf Providence. ornlv ? 'Democrat. Thn criticismsJ/ii.fiernian , / newspapers of the kaiser's latent , " ( HO and God" outburst are JiiBt. but they Jnta dangerous. Lese majesto Is a more "i/ervuslvo / term in Ger many than It Tu Iri any other country In Kurope except Iluntln.iand the person agilnH whom It can beAnvo ) < dd Is usually made to feel Its rigors. It lB-patsy to see that n ruler who believes himself to bo an active partner with Providence Is not going to allow any more mortals toVpievrloii cither his omlnpo- tenet ) or his omniscience. Hundreds of per sona are In German Jails at this moment for smaller offenses insalwst tllolr monarch than some of the Doj'tl/i. / 'dltors are committing. William II Is an EKcee.llnKly . Interesting study to people who jive . 'In some other country than the one ho 'rule's ' ! ' AVIhl (7ut > MMtvirU of l'oiorru < N. Kunnm City Star. There seems to be -serious disagreement among the silver men as to what the price pf wheat ought to be. n la nil rays "under a good government wheat would bo worth J1.70 Instead of a dollar. " Kx-Congre sman Towne rays wheat ought to bo selling at $2.50 and Altgeld declares that $1.50 would be U'u price It this country had ifree silver coinage. lilaud ami Altgeld underestimate the bcnrflrent Influence o < free sliver coin age. They merely made an off-hand guess , whereas there Is some logic underlying Towno's figures. With silver and gold at the present commercial ratio dollar wheat , measured by the gold standard , 1s equivalent to $ L'.50 In free coinage dollars , and that Is the price , plus freight charges and Import duty , for which wheat cell ) today in Mexico. I So the logical slogan for Mr. llryan's fol lowers today la "frco silver and $2.50 wheat. " j TllK VI < IJ1 > THU'I.HTS. Chicago Inter Ocean : The dpniocrntlo party In Nebraska hardly knows whether It Is standing on Us head or on Its feet. It Is triplets , and there Is much nolso In the land. Globo-Domocrat : A clungc of 7,000 votes In Nebraska will RVD | the state to the repub licans. There should be more than that num ber of voters who arc tired of exploded fal- lacle. . lluffalo Rxpres : As Mr. rtryan Is preparing to make the fight In Nebraska this year on the silver Issue , his challenge fliould bo accepted by the republicans and tlio best oratorical talent of the party In the country should bo employed to beat him on his own ground. Two months of hard cnmpalgnlnK probably would end forever the career of the late national candidate In Nebraska. New York Mall nnd Express : The repub lican party , supported by the sound money democrats , ehould bo able to defeat this combination of popocratlc forces In Ne braska. Business conditions and political events have discredited the Issue upon which Mr. Hryan carried the stale last fall , and his fight this year Is Inspired not by any vital public question , but by u dcfsperalo realization that his defeat now will render him an Impossible candidate for the presi dency In 1POO. Springfield ( Miss. ) ! lo | > bllrfln : The Xo- br.iskJ populht convention adopted one reso lution expressing thankfulness to Providence "rather than to any man for the measure of prosperity with which our stnto lus boon blessed , and we attribute thu rlso In wheat to foreign scarcity rather than suppose It to bo the result of dear sugar or an Increased tariff on straw. " It Is somo.hlng for pcpu Is a to admit the existence of a measure of pros perity from any cause whatever outside of populist government. Altogether , then , the resolution exhibits populist platform Improve ment both la temper and wit. Detroit Kreo Press : The results In the fall elections nro bound to iiave an Important bearing on the future of the silver agitation , and this fact Is doubtless Inspiring the party managers to keep up their spirits and make the best possible showing. It must bo ap parent to every analyst of the conditions that tell In electoral contests that the pros pects for silver successes are not anywhere near as promising now as they were at this time last year , and If the advocates of free coinage are really as chipper and hopeful as they appear. It must be that their In tense zeal has bl'ruled ' them to the many positive signs and portents of the silver crusado'a dissolution. k I'KHSOXAI , AMI 4)TIIKIUVISK. The Injunction fever Is spreading. A Chi cage man has procured ono to hold his Job. According to all accounts , his own In cluded , the Ameer is a good man whose fol lowers have gene wrong. No matter what the Jury may do In the case , the press of Chicago Is determined to Blvo Sausagemakor Luetgcrt the wtirst of It. tJrTt political > ' ' ? ( lcBro ° ot tonnony be fuslonlsts and weather proph- l ° predlctlons shattered cvonts by or ' subject > .Ln"ls ncmillc | touched on a ten ' when It said that IJryan's voice 'T0 m ° ro mclal"cU crlled for , , 500 plunks at Uurlingamo , Kan. Years ago I'rlnco Illsmarck used ( o spell his name without " " the "c. The present spell ing does away with the monetary significance of the name Hismnrk two marks. \r h'MiSn ' ticatcns ! to " "Idi fall exposition. the town Is regaled by a fall ex hibit of the consistency of Chicago river. It Is the hole made by the dlvo of a suicide. From the tremendous fuss made over the municipal election Now Yorkers be eve that this old planet will appear up o ? ' ' ' * rCSUU 1S JU3t rlght' l > rld ° goes The war against the mosquito in New Jersey - sey lias attained huge proportions since the discovery that the pesky cuss tapped blcyclo tires for wind. While the war goes merrily on the rest of the country can look on with out being bored. Chicago has opened Its first public play ground with an attendance of 4.000 children The pound WLJcb | 8 jn the heart of the lollsh district , Is equipped with sandplle , swings , seo-sawH and all sorts of apparatus designed to make the young life happy. Jfu0 ° xPorl'lont ; , ot lls 'K " 11 on n railway roadbed to allay the dust nuisance has been KMccessful , and several enterprising rail road mr-nagen. talk of adopting the scheme. It takes 5,000 gallons of the fluid to the mile , and ono sprinkle Is said to bo effective for a year. Thad Stevens once had a colored servant In u ashington named Matilda , who ono morning smashed a large pitcher on the buffet. \\nat have you broken now , you d - black Ulot ? " exclaimed her master. Matilda meekly responded : "Talu't ' the fo'tli commandment , bress do Lawil. " J. P. Woolen Is a constable in Dreathltt county , Kentucky. In the same county there are any number of moonshiners. In order iii upB wun inose outlaws of the mountains , whoso aim 13 Invariably true , Constable \\ooten has Just purchased an absolutely bullet-proof steel shirt. Prof. William Hallock of Columbia uni versity , under whose direction a shaft Is being sunk In the earth near PIttsburg , hopes o reach to a depth of 10,000 feet by Novem ber 1. The work is being done In order to learn something concerning the strata of the earth and the comparative heat of Its crust at various depths. "Undo" Henry Ilalns , aged 82 , Is ono of tlio most remarkable men In the Yellow Oroek valley , Kentucky. Born there , ho has been a witness of all the mighty convulsions of thu people. Ho has witnessed the-civil war and all the feuds that have been fought slnco the war. Ho lives moro than a mile from town , ami yet ho walks in every day after having worked several hours on his farm. Ho has chewed , smoked and taken his toddy since his Infancy. He Is a Ken tucky thoroughbred and Is especially fond of the state drink , milt Julep. Ho Is halo and hearty and hldo fair to live to the century mark. IOWA 1'UKSS CO.U.1II2\T. Davenport Democrat : Scott county car ries the banner. It held the first national democratic county convention ; It opened the campaign for honest democracy. Scott county will cast the largest vote of any county In Iowa for the principles laid down tiy thn great democratic leaders. The state uf Scott Is all right , nnd an earthquake can not shako It from the true course. Des Molnes Capital : Sioux City Is put- Ling In considerable asphalt pavement this year and tlio contract price la uniformly $2.I7 ! tier square yard. Consequently Sioux City Is exercised over the fact that Omaha but 100 miles awny. U getting- the same kind of pavement for $1.25 pur square yard , From this dlvereenco of price It seems that Sioux City might profitably undertake an Investi gation ! of Its city council. The rake-offs are manifestly too largo. DCS Molnes Leader : The unprecedentcdly dot weather of the last seven days has un questionably greatly reduced Iowa's corn crop. The crop has been matured so that no longer la there reason to fear frost , hut ; lie ripening has been too sudden and nub bins will be gathered where otherwise would jnvo been full cars. Director Sago of the state crop bureau estimates the loss to the Farmers of the state at $10,000,000. Perhaps .Ills Is an overestimate , but certainly a great oss has been sustained. Ilurlington Hawkeye : Probably the No- lirnbka republicans aru correct In saying In : helr platform that "tho silver question Is a dead Issue , " and doubtless there aru many republicans In Iowa who think likewise. Nevertheless , thu republicans must hit It at every chance they get. That Is the only way they get any exercise. The situation seems BO favorable and the prospect of republican success HO certain that many members of thu liarty may think It needless to vote. This : onfldenco Is natural , but It Is always wist ) to malca a good thing sure. Indifference Is dangerous and must bo guarded against. Sioux City Tribune : 0. P. Helnhart , can didate for state superintendent of public Instruction In Iowa this year , says ho always you-il the republican ticket straight until last year. Now ho Is a "silver republican. " that Is. a man who U ashamed to wear tlio democratic title , and there are men In the councils of thu democratic party short sighted enough to say that democrats who will not vote for him and his Ideas shall bo forever excluded from that party. This Is a great deal harder on the party than U Is for such men to stay out , but us long as the party follows such leader * It will grow llku them , small and repcllaot. Pit t 1MMI * f I IVi I IMMllIPWn CUAiLMALA IN A rLRMliM Central American Ropnblio Ainu' R-udy for Another Wnr. COUNTRY'S FINANCIAL CONDITION IS BAD MIIIIV l.nt-Kc Klriiin Pnll l'olltlrn Sttuiitloii UN I'noi'ftnlii ' IIH llu- ! ' ! u n nc In 1 It evolution SAN KHANCISCO. Sept. 9. News Just re colved from Guatemala Is to the effect tha the country Is In a bad way financially am politically. During last month the follow Ing failures \scro reported : Kredcrlcl Chacon. $800,000 ; Loronzo Ulsscn , $1,700,000 Unrlquo Mcntz , $1,300,000 ; Ascoll & Co. $1,000,000 ; llauer & Co. , $ SOO,000 ; Victor Maltheus. $2.000.000. Total , $7.600,000. Al ot these houses have been extensively cu gaged In the exportation of coffee and other Central American products and the Imporla lion of merchandise. Jlroidcs n great mini bcr of firms have gone under for lcs omounts. The total Is nearly $8,000,000. bu Is a trlllo misleading , however , because It represents Central American money , whlc ) Is very much depreciated In value. Uelua llarrlos , the man who was president and who declared himself dictator of thu republic a couple of mouths ago , IB excessively un popular , because of his recent hlgh-handci action and his cruelties. Tin-re Is a de ma nit that Prosper Morales , a lawyer acu former minister of war , be chos n to succoec Itarrlos. To prevent this llarrlos Intends calling a session' of the assembly very sooi In order to have himself confirmed as dic tator. If ho IR successful war Is almos certain , because the country will no longer submit to his oppression. If ho Is dcfuntci war Is Just as sure , because he cannot affon to be drlvrm out of ofllco. Kx-Prcsldcnt llnrrlllos , who made It pos sible for Uarrlos to succeed ! him , has de clared ho will never again draw his swon except to fight Morales , who ha threatened to cxposo his financial operations , llarrlos Is alleged 10 have killed a number ot the most prominent citizens of his country be cause ho thought they wore not In sympalhj with him. Hesldrs those , .MS men of lesser prominence are said to have been slain by his order. 1'npc-r for I'lmdil Ciiril * . WASHINGTON , Sept. 0. Third Assistant Postmaster General Merrltt goes to Pied mont , W. Vs. , today to Investigate the facili ties of the West Virginia Paper company for supplying the postal cards required foi the next four years. This mill has been designated by Albert Daggett , who was thu lowest bidder for the contract , as the one nl which ho will have the cards manufactured In case the contract Is awarded to him. Mr. Merrltt said before starting today thnt If he found the conditions at the mill satisfactory ho had no doubt Mr. Daggett's bid would bo accepted. The terms ot the contract call for about 700,000,01)0 ) cards n year at an ng- gregato annual cost to the government of about $ lC.r..OOO. I1OVT THY TO HXIM.AIW. 13vcii SIlviT Ilollnr lllck Illiuiil "IMilM HIM I'lMlt 111 II. " riillnilcliilila Inquirer. Mr. Silver Bland and some other bogus dollar advocates are trying to explain. Thej orophes-led thct It Bryan should bo defeated nothing but misery would Jesuit. The whole hope of prosperity lay In the election cJ Bryan and a free silver congress. Sliver ant wheat were bound together with ties thnt could not bo separated. Everything was going to everlasting smash with the advent of McKlnley. Now these gentlemen are trying .to apolo gize. They ought not to do It , for no apologies elegies can explain away tnelr ante-election attitude. Wheat and silver have parted com pany , prosperity la abroad In the land , the mills are opening up , wages are gradually advancing and the prospect is bright and without Bryan , too. Theories cnn ho ex plained but hard facts have to bo faced. The only excuse that the silver men huvo now is that there is a famine In the cast and our wheat la needed. In other words , they have discovered that wheat , like any other product , Is dependent for Its price upon the universal law of supply and demand. Hav ing gone that far , there is hope for them yet. They may bo able at some future time to comprehend that silver , being a commodity like wheat , sells In the open market at a orlco also fixed by this universal law. II there 1& a demand for wheat the prices will rise accordingly and If there Is no demand for silver the white metal will ifall In value. There Is no relation between the two and the stock argument of the sllverltcs Is gone forever more. There Is nothing like experi ence to teach a lasting lesson. If the silver men say , as some of them do , that McKluley has nothing to do with the Increase of prosperity wo answer that whether ho has or has not , prosperity Is coming and It Is very certain that Bryan has had no hand In It , for all his theories have been smashed beyound repair. It Is true that the republican party has not fixed the price of wheat. No party can do that. But It has restored a measure of confidence such as wo have not enjoyed for four years , and the tariff bill has made It possible to open many mills that have long been Idle. Wheat Is only an Incident of the hopeful situation , a situation which has been made possible by the defeat of the hard times party. The orders for steel rails ar ? pouring in and the cotton mills of New Kngland aru opening up once more. Would tills have been the condition under Bryan ? We think not. not.Tho The silver men are beaten on their own ground. If their theories nro correct then wo ought as a nation to bo In the throes of despair with starvation abounding , That wo are getting Into excellent shape Is no longer disputed , and not oven the candidate of popocracy , Mr. Bryan himself , can claim to have had a hand In bringing about thu good times. SHOUT CHOI'S I.V OTIIIOll YKAIIS. Wlinl PolHlonl KiiriiH-i-H Do Not KIUMV About I''ariiiIiiK' . Korl Dolls' ' * ( la. ) Mi > ssenR < T. A Nebraska convention of sllverltes last week , facing a prosperity which Is death to their Ideas , throw out this resolution as u feeble protest against fate : "Wo rucognlzo In tha bountiful crops of this country and the entire failure of the. crops In competing countries a special advantage to our people by raising the prlco of farm prod ucts , but wo deplore famine In other lands and want a prosperity that docs not depend upon thu adversity of the balance ot the world. " This reveals the line of defense occupied by those who a year ago were claiming that tlio low prices then prevalent were due to a scarc ity of money. Good prices , they are obliged to admit , have comu again , but they are mined to think that these good price ; ore duo to the fact that foreigners are obliged to buy if us. They demand a system of finance for this country which will assure a good price for our wheat whether thu crop abroad Is a big one or a small one. That would nuem to bo a very broad and beautiful tplrlt , but let us see how much fcnso there Is In It. If the foreign demand upon us was always the eamo wo would know what to calculate on , but It Is not. During the fiscal year which ended June 31 , 1SDG , the exports of wheat from the United States were 12tJ.000.000 husheli , during the tlscil year ended Juno 31 , 1897 , they were HG.000.000 bushels and for the year to end Juno 31 , IS'JS , It Is estimated that they will bo about 200,000,000 , 'If wo have that much to sell. Our largest exports were In 1892 , when they amounted to 225,000,000 bushels ; the lowest slnco 1877 were In 1889 , when they fell to 88,000.000. With a range In thu for eign demand llku this what folly It U to talk about having good prices In this country no matter what the foreign crops may be ! The prlco of wheat here Is Inevitably affected by the foreign yield. We wish foreign wheat growers no 111 , but U Is uot In our power to assure them good crops. It Is a bleislng to tbo world that we have wheat to spare when In thu course of nature crops abroad are below - low the average. If we did not raise a larger surplus than wo can sell to them In the good years wo would not bo able to supply them at all when their yield In tbo uveragy or be low tbo average. m T OP TllK Americans use 2,000.000 lon of gugar an- nimlly. A peach thirteen and tlirpp-fourth Inchon In circumference ralflod In McMInn county Teiinwfoc. thin eonron. The test pf iho nynchronof nph In KngtnnJ In which l.ono word * n minute were trans milted MiccoMfully by wlro. shows that the new Invention could almost keep up with a sowing circle. Two tliousind nnp hundred and twenty five acres ntar Paris prmlucc all Iho vcRotnblrH iicepfi. ary for ihp 2.000.000 Inhabitant of thnt city , and furnish a surplus for shipment lo I/ondon : with no appliances tnoro eo tly than a few fratm-s for upoilhiR half an acre pro duces crov | that soil for $1.00(1. ( Thp number of reRlstnod owner * of do.Ri In I-'mncr has Increased from l.SOO.OOO In IS7-1 to 2.C50ono at the present time. Who sayn tli-it Kranco la In danger of going lo the doR beciuso of her flntloiiary population ? On the contrary , ihp "ileinnltlon bow-wows" seem to be coming to Krnnco In lnc < rasing ratio. ChlcaRO now has two horseless vrhlclps In lisp at delivery w.iRons. I'rtch wrlnhs 2 000 pounds and la capable of carrying 1 00 pound * . It costs abnut 16 cents a day lo charge the rttotciRe bnttory of each vehicle nnd It I' osllmated Iho cot under niaimaln- IIIR a team > s about 70 cents a day Both ninchlnrn were made by n Chicago firm Acting upon the Idr.i thnt mice nro very sensitive to music , a Belgian manufacturer ho substituted a inimical mouse trap far the rommun ( tap. Instead of iMltltiR the ap paratus with n bit of ehrp'p or lard tlip In- vonlor h.is hidden In n dnublo hot lam a snnll music box , which play * nutotniui illy varlou.t . popular air * of tlii > rnuntry The mloo. In- Insists , are drawn Irreslstlblv to ward tlio music lint and In order to hror better they slop Into the Imp nnd nnd them selves prlsoticis. Tlio i-lqlitli wonder of HIP wo : Id Is In bp a revolving clock ( OIVIT , ever Sfl'i foot high at the Paris ixpcRltlnn of 1900. The FI , > -os are liitrnilcd to contain an exhibition of the olpc- trlcal appliance * which have li'cn devoted to the plwsurc of the world. Tlio tower la to be built on a contra ! pivot , an which axis - twill will revolve by menus of a pnworfl hvdriiillo oiiRlno. In addition to this thn home , will bo struck by a chime of sixty-four bolls , which will bo n slniial for a number of IIURO flKWi-s to omorRo from the door In the rlnrk tower and go In procession round the bilrnny The most expensive book ever published In the world Is the olllclal history of the war of the rebellion , which Is now'being Issued by the United States Rovorumont nt a cost up io dale of $2.300,000. Of this amount nearly one-half has boon paid for p : luting and bind ing , the remainder lo bo accounted for in suMrlcs. rent , stationery and mls''ollino'ws expenses , including the purchase of ro-ords from private Individuals. In all prulululuy It will take three yonrs to complete the w.nk and an appropriation of $ r > 0nouo has boon asked , making a total cost of noaily ? : t 000- , 000. The work will consist of 112 volumes. TU'I'IMJ Tllli KU.WY MOMS. Chicago Tribune : "How goes the rim- palgn ? ' asked the candidate. And hi * trusty honohninn merely must-it In U' work of s'.liiRlnB mud nt t'lu- , , ilK-r candidate long enough to remark : "H goes smearlly on. ' Indianapolis Journal : "Xover mind ; 1 nm Oolti ! , ' to tlip sold Ili-Iils next sprlm ; , nnd wlien I comu li.iok rich I won't know you " " "And If you nome back broke I won't know you. " Brooklyn rlfo : "Wore the sanitary p. . lice In your house this afternoon ? " "Theywere. . " "What was the matter ? " "I was smoking that cigar you gave mo. " Chloapn Post : "Hero's the story of a young woman whn ko-il on taking'lauda num to n.-lh vo the toothache until " "Yes ? What ? " "Until she relieved It. " "Ah ! When Is the funeral to bo'lield ? " Washington Star : "So that young man wants to marry you ? " said .Mabel's father. "Yes , " was the reply. "Do you know how much his salary Is' " Iso. " But It's an awfully strange coinci dence. "What do you moan ? " "Herbert askcrl me the very same nues- tlon about you. " Detroit Journal : "Why , " PIO ! nimlly ventured to falter , "do you look so suj when we nre niltlnc tluis ? " "Because , " he nn.-wi'ri-il , Kizlni ; tenderly down Into her troubled eyes , a nnii always looks sail when he holds a loveiy liand. She was something reassured , althnuch she did not altogether uiidersliiml. Indlapapolls journal : "Yes. I met her father last night , " Piild the .sad young man. "And dlil he threaten you with bodily harm ? nsked the friend. "Worse than that. He Is golnpto Ret out an Injunction against my coming near the house. Chicago Post : "I mn nfrnM Colonel Poazcr hi losing his patiintlsm. Have y , < u noticed that he has quit taking off his kyi. when he meets an American Hag ? " "The colonel Is getting bald. " FOKfMNG THIS PASS. Cleveland I eacli-r. They used to cry an men passed by , "Where did you get that bat ? " But that old wall la very stale , And profitless uml flat. Just now the thing tbfy like to sing Alack , likewise alai ! As Bryan stands with outstretched hniida. Is "How about that puss ? " , TIIU MAI ) II 111,1.Ml. RuclirBtvr I'obt-Hxpress. | Mad Mullah , on n summcr'a day. Through the Kliyber pass did make lila way. ioneiith his turban glo.vrd the wealth Of manly beauty and rugged bc.ilth. Browning , he rode , nnd his glances nVreo J.'iuh covert and erevlco seemeil to plerco. Io stroked at his long inoustachlos , And ever and anon scratched his nose. Then he lit lili hooka , and untiled In 'icuc * \s ho wiped his beard of the mutton grease , tut he happened to glance toward Peahawor tov.'n. \nd the smile gnvo 'way to n threatening frown. And ho swore by Alnh ! nnd bv Kipling , too. That he'd twist the lion's tall In two. 'Just wait. " ho Hald to his Patban band , ' ' "fill I gel ready to play my hujid. 'Then we'll see who riilolh Dlmmnlaboyd , or Mulvnnuy or Jock I/oaroyd. The way those follows talk nf mo Would provoke u prophet , to blasphemy. "From the storle.i flint fel'nw ' Klp'lng wrton. : You'd think that the British won all tin/ fights. 'And Marlon Crawford , In Ills book * , Has said that I traded upon my locks , 'I'll let the 'world knnwl thnt , In my way. ' 'in just as big a man n they. I'm this Harding Davis of my own town/ And Allah protect those on whom I frown. In fact , If you will allow the I' cec'i ' , 'in like the lone pebble upon the bsach. " u t thnn John Bull was riding by , 'he greed of ownershl : * In his eye. iroadlne the day the Iluss ooniet c'own 'hrough Khyber pass Into I'oshawi-r town. And ho smiled as ho met lil Afulmn child. And gave him a greeting unusually mild. iut Mad Mullah smote him full In the jaw , \nd no one could count the ulars John saw. < lko CJnrbett , of Carson City fame , ohn Hull was permanently out of the L'ume. And of all bad words of tongue and pen , Dm baddest were those that John nuld then. Til fie- llDlll llfllllUO c (