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12 TJIIS OMAJIA DAILY JJE1C : SUNDAY , NOVEMBER 7 , 1807.
Tim OMAHA SUNDAY nosn\VATin. K < I nVKHY MOllNINO. TEKMS OK BUliaCIUlTtONS Ur ( Without Hiimlny ) , One Ywir 1C M Dally li c and Sunday , one Vcar CX Hit Month * * (0 Three M mth > . ' "J HiiticlHy lice , One Yenr 100 Halunlnr lice , Ono Your 1 M \ \ tly ! Dee. On * Year owicusi Omntm : The UPC Hullling. Bouth Om.ihn ! Slng r ll.k. . Cor. N anil Hlh ft * . Council Kluffn : 10 I'car I mn-cl. Chicago Oillie : 3K Chamber of Commerce. New York : llnomi 13 , H nml IS Tribune llldg. Washington ! &jl Fourteenth Street. COIUinSl'ONDKNCE. All communlcntlons rclMlnj ; to news nml cillto- M l matter shoul.l be nililrcitced : To the Kdltcr. All liutlneim letters and remittance * nhould be addressed to The Hoc 1'ublltlilng Cuiiuinny , Omaha. Draft * , checks , oxpie s and lustulllce money enl < > rs lo lie mnilu pn > nl > lc to the order ot the company. TIIM HIK funhisniNQ COMPANV. STATK.MICNT OF CIUCUITON ! , Btute of Ncurntkn , Douglas County , > H. : Cloorgc II. 'I'Kftchuck sccrtlnry of The lice r > ub- lltliliiK Cumiinny , iK-Ing duly sworn , soya lh.it th ncinal nuinhir of full and cnmiilele copies of The IMIly , MornlriK , livening nd hjundiy lice juluted during Iho rnunlh of October. 1S1T , wiie ns fol > ICI-AJI : 17 J'.KS 1'I.SII ig 19.1t > 3 1 13.700 13 1.M ? 4 I ,73S ! < ) l > 19,710 20,0ll 1J.71J 22. s ! ! ! ! ! ' . ' . ' . ! ! ! ! ! . ! ' . 2.w > ZO.OM 9 20..VD : osio 10 13,810 11 llS73 ! * J 20.CJ3 JJ 13.00S a w , " 13 13,933 59 M.S'X ' ) H 20.0:13 : SO 2 ,71 < i 15 2H.OJ3 31 M.30 ? Tomi ; ; ; ; ; ; .7.TI : K.-.SI i > rin deductions for returned niiduinnld copies 9,147 Nel total FAlos. ei7l r Nft dnlly nvurnR ? 11.507 nnoiiciis u. Tscsciiu'cic. Bworn to ta'Tore mi > and pubpcrllied In my pres. enco Hits 1st day of N'ovemlirr 1V > 7 ( Si-nl ) N. I1 , mill , Notary Public. THIS IIKI : ox TIIAIXS. All railroad ntMv bnyx nro ttjipllcil lt1i enough Hi-en tn jiui1 ii in in Dilute every ] IIN- Hoiiirrr who wn tN < o rpnil 11 iiLMVMiiniicr. IiiHlwt upon hav ing The lire. If 3-1111 cannot Rtt n llt'u ii n rfralii from ( lie IIIMVI agent , iilrnne report tilt * fuct , Minting ; tlu > train nml rullMinil , ( u ( In ; ClriMilntlon Iliiir | < inciit of The lice. The UPC I.M fof milc on nil INSIST ( J.V HAVING TIII3 linn. Four weeks more anil the congrusstonnl grind will bo upon us. GL'iiural Wi'yk'iumniiKi'il lo kt-op In hot water wlillo lie was In Culm , and lie has no assurance Unit lie will keep out of it after he wets back to Spain. The election is over , but the Meserve bond approved by Governor Ilolcomb in no better security now for the safe keep- hiK of the state's money than It was ten < lay ago. A Joint congressional committee Is still busy InrcKtlKatliiK alcohol in the arts. Several other joint and several commit tees are also busy Investigating alcohol outside of the arts. The nee has Just received the annual report of ( lie Illinois State Itureau of Labor Statistics , but fails to nml In It n sliisln word Rolnj ; to show that farm- ill } , ' in Illinois does not pay. St. Louis points to a project on foot there for a magazine printed In twelve different languages at one and the same time. A magazine printed In English might , require Just as much attention from the editors and answer the same purpose. The eagle Is not a bird of passage. The eagle , therefore , may be counted on to remain the emblem of Nebraska republicans , at least so long as the elec tion law provides for the employment of party emblems to distinguish the tickets of the different : parties on the olllelal ballot. The world's production of the money metals for the year 18(1 ! ) ( , according to the estimates of the director of the mint , arc : Gold , $ ! 2M.uxiX ( : ; ( ( > ; silver , com- morclalsvnlue , ? l,40iSOO ( ! ) ( , or coinage value , $2ir > , : > l' ,700. That does not look- as If there were any Immediate pros pect of a dearth of the money nietnls. .lapan Is to establish a consulate at Chicago to have Jurisdiction over the entire western .part of this country In nil matters bearing on the commercial relations between the two nations. Japan Is becoming more and more pro gressive anil It proposes to hold Its own In comparisons with other countries so far as possible. And the apple crop Is not only above the average standard , but is fetching I P good prices all along the market , Whether there Is an apple famine abroad to account for these favorable conditions 1ms not yet appeared , but It is safe to siiy that that is the explana tion that would bo offered by llryan without further Inquiry. How are the mighty fallen ! Hero Is Editor Stead , who posed as a great moral reformer n few years ago and undertook to regenerate the World's Fair city by writing a book entitled "If dhrlsl Came to Chicago , " glorifying Croker nml wel coming u return of Tammany methods In the government of Greater New York- . Somebody to volunteer to reform Slea'd Is next In order. The anti-foot ball legislation Is again putting In its appearance. It will bt remembered that an null-foot ball bill was the occasion of some lltllp disturb ance In ( hi ! late fusfOiVTeglslature 'of Nebraska , but was finally kicked over the transom and lost before It was re turned within bounds. That is the fate that Is most likely to await the output of this year's fool ball legislators. Nebraska's population ranks high for education and intelligence. That Is proved by the comparative ease with which the voters have adapted them selves to a new and complicated form of ballot without first going through an ap prenticeship In Its use. It Is safe to say that there Is scarcely another state In the union where this arbitrary change could have been effected with fao few mistakes and such little coufuuloa. A The fioiitlnioiit f.ivomblo to the establishment of postal savings li.inkn Is t-tcadlly growing ami it Is probable that the present congress will find It too strong to be ignored. It Is under stood that the postmaster general will earnestly recommend the plan , which means , of course , that It will have the approval of the administration. Some of ( he most Influential newspapers In the country , Irrespective of their political leanings , advocate postal sav ings banks and there Is no question that a majority of the people arc favorable to them. The annual rei > ort of the postmaster general of Otvnt Britain presents some Interesting facts on this subject which the ndvocalcs of postal savings banks In the United States will nml useful. It shows that the number of postal savings bank depositors In Kughtnd and Wales on Itecember HI , ISOtt. was U'JTU-tKi ( , or one In live of the population and the average amount , to the credit of each depositor was about $75. In Scotland and Ireland the proportion of de positors to population was one In fif teen , while the average amount to the credit of each depositor was $150 In Scotland and about $100 In Ireland. The Industrial classes furnish the greatest percentage of depositors. Ue- ferrlng to these statistics the Philadel phia Kororil says : "If a postal savings bank system should be established In this country and used by the same pro portion ot our people as It Is used in Great Britain , the depositors would ex ceed 1(1,000,000 ( hi number ; and if the deposits should average no higher here than they do In the United Kingdom they would reach the enormous total of $ VJOO,000,000. " Suppose that the de posits In postal savings banks In the United States should reach only half the above amount It would give the gov ernment commnnd of a generous sum of the people's money , while the security for It could never In any circumstances be questionable. Uesldes , every deposi tor In n postal navings bank would feel a greater Interest In the government and thus the system would conduce to the strengthening of public patriotism. The cause of sound money , also , would gain from It , because every depositor would expect to receive from the government as good a dollar as was deposited with It. Thus a powerful Influence would bo brought to beafagalnst all schemes of currency debasement. The postal savings bank encourages thrift among the people. This has been the experience In Europe and there can be no doubt It would be repeated In this country. In Great Britain , during the period 1SSMSOI5 , the number of depos itors In the postal savings banks in- crcascd nearly three-fold and the amount of deposits Increased to quite that ex tent. There are millions of people In this country Avho would save If they could place their savings In the care of the government , where they would be ab solutely secure , and there are other mil lions who do not put their money Into private savings banks because they lack confidence in them. To these classes a postal savings bank system would beef of Immeasurable benefit. There Is no good objection to the establishment of postal savings banks and the popular demand for them should be heeded by congress. miun'txa TUB vmrny HOOF. Ever since the railroads went over to the popocrats the Lincoln Journal , whicli for years prided itself on being the stalwart of republican stalwarts , has been playing political 'possum. Taking its cue from its corporate masters , who have made their peace with the state house machine , the Journal has fought its party's battles with a feather duster. During the recent campaign it sawed wood. From the time Sullivan was nominated by the fuslonists to the day of election It had nothing to say for Judge Post or against the popocratio candidate. When election night came , before It had enough pre cinct returns to tell how Lincoln and Lancaster county had gone , the Journal announced through the Associated Press Unit Sullivan was elected by 125,000 ma jority hi the following dispatch : LINCOLN , Neb. , Nov. 2. Nebraska today renewed her .allegiance to fusion by electing the Uirve candidates on that ticket by plu ralities rangliiK from 10,000 to 25,000. Noth ing llho complete returns have beea received or .will bo received tonight , but enough are tn to measure the result and Indicate a greater fusion victory than la a presidential ) car. i The next day the Journal sent out the most doleful tales of republican losses , coupled with the assurance that Its tlrst spurious estimates were fully borne out by the later returns. One of these dis patches was as follows : LINCOLN , Neb. , Nov. 3. Returns during the day and early evening fdmply confirmed uliat uus evident at midnight last ivight that the fusion Elate ticket had been elected by a plurality fully as largo as that given Bryan last year If not larger , Why the .Journal was In such a hurry to discredit the republicanism of Ne braska and Jellify with Bryan and the popocrats over Increasing their ma jorities can bo Inferred only from the tips that the Journal receives from rail road headquarters , where the outcome hnil been foreordained. On the heels of Its manifest treachery , which Is conclusively shown In the greatly reduced republican majority In Lancaster county , comes the reprint In the Omaha Bryanlto organ of the Lin coln Journal's contributions to populist comfort. It may not be gener ally known * among republicans , but It Is a fact that the Omaha cor respondence of the Lincoln Jour nal Is made np In the World-Herald otllce and the Lincoln correspondent of the World-Herald has free use of the Journal's local news. The pipe line be tween the Jqurnal olllco and the World- Herald otllce Is the telephone , which has been generously placed at their disposal without cost. No wonder , therefore , that the monopoly Journal and the bogus anti-monopoly World-Herald agree upon most all things and particularly upon everything upon which The Bee takes Issue with either. How long this masquerade Isto last nobody can foretell. But It Is safe to predict that republicans who desire to restore their party to supremacy In Ne- . _ * * > , . , TT brnskn will place no confidence In any thing that emanate * from the Lincoln annex to the Omaha Bryanltc Kakery. TO irmj.v t'HKmi' is A few of the rabid democratic news papers are frying to make their readers believe that the MeKlnloy administra tion Is not entitled to one bit of credit for securing full value for the govern ment's Interest in the Union Pncllic rail road. One of them even goes so far as to assert that the government would have gotten every cent It had advanced no matter who had been elected presi dent. Such unwarranted assumptions will never go down with the public , which knows that had the sale been consum mated Uurlng the term of President Cleveland the first bid of the re organization committee , which was . ? ii,000K)0 ; ( ) less than Its final bid , would have been accepted. Every sane man also knows that had Bryan been elected president nml his policy of free silver repudiation been endorsed no syndicate would have ventured to put up one-half the face value of the government lien , and It Is doubtful If any capitalist would have wanted It badly'enough to clear off even the first mortgage. The organ that says the government would have gotten a full value bid for Its second mortgage on the Union Pacific no matter who might have been president must be hard np for a chance to manufacture political capital for the democrats. Sl'KCUL.lTOllij SO.IKKD. The result of the elections appears to have frightened the foreign speculators In American securities and since Tues day the stock market has been bearish and more or less demoralized. It was to be expected that the democratic victory In New York and particularly the tri umph of Tammany would have a de pressing effect upon confidence abroad In our securities , because this , with the general falling off from the republican pluralities of last year , due to the large stay-at-home vote , would naturally be regarded by foreigners us evidence of a revival of free sllverlsm. But this view Is not likely to long prevail , for It will be easy to demonstrate that nowhere did the elections of last Tuesday show any actual gains for free silver. So far as New York City and state are con cerned , the stiver question did not enter Into the campaign. It was deliberately shut out by the Tammany leaders and the democratic judicial candidate on the state ticket Is a gold standard man. The party of free silver won In Kentucky , but its vote was not larger than last year. The stralghtest fight made on the silver Issue was In Massachusetts and Iowa , both of which gave large plural ities for sound money. When the foreign speculators In Amer ican securities come to understand the situation they will see that there was no substantial ground for their scare and \\111 undoubtedly resume their buying and prices will recover. As to the American speculators they have not | as good excuse for losing confidence as the foreigners. They ought to know the real condition of affairs and understand that the result of the elections has not helped the free silver cause to the slightest extent. The country Is In no danger of the free coin age of the white metal or of any other policy that would debase HID currency. There is not a reasonable doubt that popular sentiment for sound money Is stronger at the present time than it was a year ago. It lias naturally gained under the Improved conditions and with continued improvement It will gain still further. In the meanwhile the railroads whose securities are speculated in are increasing their earnings and the coun try Is steadily advancing along the road to prosperity , with nu ample supply of money for all legitimate demands. If under these circumstances foreign hold ers of American securities arc afraid of them they should find ready buyers here. /t CUMMAXDlbll QUESTION. It the republicans were in control of both branches of congress the country might expect legislation looking to the building up of the merchant marine , but with the senate constituted as It Is there Is hardly a possibility of anything being accomplished In this direction by the Fifly-llfth congress. The house of representatives may pass a measure that will dellno republican policy re garding the merchant marine , but that Is all that can be expected. It Is under stood that Senator Klklns will press his bill for the Imposition of a 10 pel- cent discriminating duty on Imports In foreign vessels , but there is not the least probability that it will be pnssed. Such a measure , it Is urged , would con travene treaties and there Is no doubt that it would invite retaliation , with possible results very damaging to our commerce. Besides , the fact that such legislation might bo repealed by n suc ceeding congress would prevent Its being helpful In the desired direction. A policy that can be assured for only a few years will not give us a merchant marine. In order to secure that essen tial requirement to the extension of our foreign commerce and to our greater commercial Independence , wo must have H permanent policy , If It be possible to devise one. It Is useless to try expedi ents which are certain to be only tem porary. The commanding Importance of this question Is more fully realized now than ever before , but It cannot be said that the prospect of Its solution bus Im proved , There Is no doubt that our de pendence upon foreign ships for the transportation of our products Is a me rlons drawback to the expansion of our foreign commerce. We have been told this by the statesmen and the business men of South America. England and Germany enjoy an enormous advantage over us In those southern markets be cause they send their goods ( hero In their own ships. Of course they have an advantage In some other respects , but their chief advantage Is In pos sessing their own transportation facili ties. The British flag covering British goods means much for British Interests , but that flag covering American mer- chiindlso Is something of a reproach to tlilu country , as all Americans abroad understand. Then there Is the enor- - - iiiiTYBfrr-Yir-rrni mous annual drain In money which tills dependence Involves nml which Is steadily Increasing from year to year. Manifestly Mlil * great commercial na tion cannot ISiMmie permanently In this depciithvit-jCondltlon. It Is expen sive , It Is damaging to our Interests and It Is InmilllnflliB'to ' our national pride. A wlxe aud'Mnlhd policy for building up the tnerelwiit marine Is < iultt as nec essary to national progress as Is a policy for sustaliilniour Industries or one for maintaining fW'oundness and stability of the curreiu-jvi TJ7/J.VO.V TIIK SHAJiCl The promoters of the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition , and more particularly the people who have contributed to Its fmute , have a right to demand that Its affairs shall be managed honestly and efll- cloudy. As one of Its managers , my acts and the conduct of the department of which I am In control are matters of public concern uiidshould at all times be oiien to the most searching scrutiny. For tills reason I am not adverse to a free and full discussion and Impartial review of the work devolving on the de partment of Publicity. Under the caption , "Tho First Cred itable Showing , " the World-Herald of last Sunday contained the following , editorial : The blnl's-eyo view ot the exposition grounds appearing In the latest Issue of Hnrpor's Weekly Is by far the Jiandsomest and most creditable showing of the great enterprise that has yet been attempted. The cut covers two pages of that publication , and Is of a high degree of artistic merit. U la a reproduction of the work of Mr. C. How ard Walker of the firm ot Walker & Kimball - ball , archltocts-ln-chtef of the exposition , and shows all of the buildings and landscap ing , with details carefully and elaborately wrought out. Accompanying the Illustration Is a three-column article from the pen of Mr. Sylvester Uaxter , whoso clever word- painting most fittingly accompanies the artist's view. It fa not at all strnngo that the news stands are already handling their third supply of the 'Issue ' , as the demand for the picture Is general and seems to be In creasing. The thanks ot the people of this community are duo Messrs. Walker & Klni- ball for taking up work outside their depart. mcnt and securing such valuable advertis ing for the exposition In a high-class publi cation. It is the first really creditable show ing of the exposition , either of an lllustru- tlvo or descriptive character , that has been irade to the outside world , and serves to emphasize wliat has always been a weak spot In our exposition work. This malicious reflection upon the de partment of the exposition of which I am manager has been < followed up In my absence from Omaha by other ed itorials wrltrtjh if\ \ the same strain , man ifestly not without object or inspiration. One of these , poisoned arrow missiles fired at the Department of Publicity re iterates the assertion that the exposi tion mnungcinj m | is weak in the lack of proper advertisement and patronizingly ventures UIQ ] as-yrtion that the great newspapers ajjdtinagazlncs would cheer fully devote considerable space to Uie exposition If "they were supplied with matter prepared .in an interesting style. And then a-twist Is givfcn to the arrow by reiterating' that "the birdseye view in Harper's Weekly , inserted through Walker & Klmball , architects-in-chief , attracted attention all over the country and evoked more friendly comment con cerning the exposition than all the boiler plate matter that has been sent out here tofore. " It has been my policy never to provoke a light unless It l > e in a cause deemed by me to be momentous for the public interest and never to run away from a light when it is forced upon me. If in repelling this assault the parties in whose interest It is made and those who have Inspired it get the worst of It they must lay the blame to the temerity of their fool friends. First and foremost , there is no such position as archltect-ln-chief known to or recognized by the exposition and the use of that title Is a piece of Imposture. When the exposition was organized for business there was Intense feeling among Omaha architects against what was believed to be foreordained by the powers , namely , the selection of Thomas It. Klmball as supervising architect. To whip the devil around the stump Mr. Kimball was discretely pushed into the background and C. II. Walker of Bos ton , whose relations to Mr. Kimball were not known to members of the ex ecutive board , was , upon recommenda tion of Mr. Kirkendall , appointed super vising architect. Soon thereafter Mr. Klmball assumed the active duties de volving upon his Boston associate , Mr. Walker , but Mr. Klmball was not ofll- clally recognized until one week ago last Friday , when a resolution was adopted linking Mr. Klmlmll's name with that of Mr. Walker. It was expressly ordered that their title should be that of super vising architects , and not archltocts-ln- chief , as they have advertised them selves on their letterheads and In Har per's Weekly. As a former member of the executive board , which made this contract with Mr. Walker , G. M. Hitch cock knows that no such title as archl- teet-in-ehiof was conferred upon any body , Nor dfi I , know the object of as suming such title unless it he the shift ing upon other shoulders of the responsi bility for thf | fjiipervlblon of Urn con struction of exposition buildings in strict compliance with plans and specltlca- ' tlons , i , , v AH to the birds-eye view palmed off on Harper's Wei-kly by Mr. Walker , the loss said the , butter. Mr. Walker Is a clever artist1 , bilt the birds-eye sketch made by hliji . 'Jii.ln . great hurry last sum mer was at sight pronounced by mu wrong In cpncpjttlon , faulty In execu tion and therefore unusable for Illus trating the ( xiirtsltlon. The foreground , coveting nearly'onethird of the picture , was taken up with a placard In which the names of DID so-called archltects-lii- chief , weru more than conspicuous. In spite of the rejection of this sketch , Mr. Walker requested that It bo forwarded to Boston , whence It was placed at the disposal of Harper's without my knowl edge or permission. Instead of being a great adverUsement of the exposition , the fckotch belittles the enterprise and magnifies the architects. This is strik ingly exemplified by the accompanying write-up , which Is devoted not to the exposition as an object lesson to Impress upon the world the magnitude of the re sources and marvelous progress of the transmlssisstippl region , but to tln > glor ification of the alleged arrhlteets-ln- chlef and all they have done , besides much that they have not done. Compact ! w" " tno olMnblrdseye \ \ view expressly prepared under my direc tion by tin artist of the llrst rank , the sketch that appeared In Harper's dues Injustice to Uie greatest of American Illustrated periodicals nml seriously re flects upnu tin * exposition. Instead of discrediting the Department of Publicity the Intermeddling of outsldeis with Us legitimate function shows the Improprl- ety of letting blacksmiths make watches mul shoemakers make horseshoes. The strictures about boiler-plate mut ter sent out and the lusulllclency of ad vertising In the great newspapers and magazines seem lo me an Impertinence coming as they do from a man who has squandered a fortune In wrecking n newspaper which In competent liandx would have earned for Its owner n hand some1 Income. It Is true that up to date no magl/.luc articles about the exposi tion have appeared , but Unit fact IK chiefly , If not wholly , due to the Inter ference of the same parlies that caused the Insertion of a second grade sketch ' < Harpers. Early last spring , when we i were about to negotiate for magazine articles , Mr. Walker made an urgent re quest that precedence to be given to an article on the exposition which he was preparing for the Century magaxlne. This article was to appear In the August Century and It was agreed bi'tweeu my self and Mr. Walker that no other mng- axlne should be supplied with artist's sketches or descriptive articles. August came and then September , October and November and we are still holding back for Mr. Walker's Century sketch. But we shall delay no longer. In this connection It may not be out of plnee to note what Is well known to 0. M. Hitchcock and his blackwash artist , that the Department of Publicity had to wait for months for the archi tects' perspective drawings and Is yet waiting for several. The pyramid build ers 3,000 years ago made brick * without straw , but In these days such a task cannot be Imposed. Incidentally 1 am impelled to recall the rather flattering compliment paid to the elllcieney of my department In the following extract from a resolution adopted in October by vote of the Board of Directors , including G. M. Hitchcock : The Department of Publicity and Promo tion has accomplished llko marvelous re sults. Our exposition Is the best advertised enterprise of Its kind , In the judgment of your committee , since the World's Columbian exposition , even If Its widespread notoriety docs not exceed that of that exposition In the same period of time. Tlie bombardment of the Department of Publicity is , however , only a prelude to the carefully planned scheme to pro voke a bitter controversy which would terminate in my retirement from the board. The men who are afraid of pub licity , for whom the World-Herald Is the mouthpiece , may ns well understand now as later that they will fail in their attempt. Notice is also served on them and all whom it may concern that I have not abdicated my right to turn the searchlight of publicity upon every crook and upon every crooked deal. When my personal and political enemies show .such mortal anxiety to have me retire from the inside of the board I feel sure there must be a steal on the outside era a plot on the inside that bodes no good to the exposition. Tlie man who walks the straight road can never be lost. The management of the exposition Is public property. Tlie courtesies that are duo to my associates will be observed , but the odium of dishonest practices and wastefulness in any department attaches to every member of the executive board and should be the concern of every member. As one of the managers upon whom devolve the responsibility for making the exposition a success , I know I have a stern duty to perform , from which I shall not shirk. E. UOSEWATEU. Mr. Bryan came homo to Nebraska from Ohio cocksure of the democrats carrying their whole ticket in the Buck eye state. At least that is what ho said. As a matter of fact , however , Bryan certainly knew all along that the demo crats had not the remotest chance of pulling their state ticket through In Ohio or they would not have sent for Bryan to help bear the burden of de feat. The selection of ex-Congressman Mon- dell of Wyoming to be assistant com missioner of the general land olllco comes ns additional recognition for the west from the McKlnley administration. Aside from his ooe-tlmc silver vagaries , Mr. Mondell Is a representative western republican who knows the work and needs of the laud olllco and may be ex pected to make an energetic and cHlcIcut olllcer. C > IHU of Overiiroiluutlun. Washington I'cet. This cheap friendship for tlie "plain poo- plo" Is becoming a drug on the market. jV lii'lnforccil ClioriiN. Cilcaio Tlmcs-Horalil , A few years ago Grover 'Cleveland wrote In a friend that "married lite is tine gl < ul , Bweet song. " SInce then , however , Mr. Cleveland has changed It to a chorus. Only DoEton Globe , Ono by one our traditions are snatched away from us. Travelers In Java wy that the "deadly upas tree , " BO long credited to that country , is practically a myth. Thus wit are driven homo again upoti the dull prosaic. St. Paul Pioneer Press. In Michigan last year the Intelligent legis lators russed an act prohibiting the placing of any person not a naturalized citizen In their asylums for the Insane. The Imbecility of the law does not prevent Its being con stitutional , and the state olllclals arc now confmited with the pleasing dilemma of either permitting a raving lunatic to roam at largo or confining him Illegally. A ( irriM U'nrcl , Springfield Republican. "Interurban" had to come. It Is a "news paper word" now , bit ( It will bo In Hio books and magazines soon , and Mrs. Orundy , who sniffs at the newspapers , where most of the useful now words are manufactured or first recorded , will hove to accept It. "Urban. " "suburban. " "Intcrurban. " why not ? The "trolley lines" have forced It upon us. A eteam railroad la "Intcrurban" so much as a matter of coureo that It was not necessary to coin * he word. Hut the electric road , was originally urban , then suburban and when In occasional instances cities like Hotyoko and SprlnRflda were connected "Inter-urban" was the loRlcnl and Inevitable sequence. Ix-t It bo Inscribed kpecdlly lu the siipplwnonls Of the MR dictionaries ; there In no reason wir It should bo kept on the nailing list , to bo approved or black-balled by the Icxlco- nraphlcnl purists , for It Bland * on Ita own mcrlti : . Tin. ( ilrls Cntoliliijr On. ItKllnnapolU Jnurnnl , The proccedtnga of the notional convention of the Women's Christian Temperance union at lUiffnlo proved that the ranks of the sterner so.x do not contain all the politicians. The women lobbied just ns hard , schemed Just an wi'll and got Just as mad as any men ever did. Cnmmuilnrr l'irr > S KIIIIHMIN D IxMil-vlllc Couilcr-Journnl. HcMy there , Mcesmnte lloso rtter ! You arc too old n telegrapher and too good patriot to he mixing up your historic parts of speech ! The famous message , "Wo have met the enemy and he Is our , " was Bent by Oliver Ilazzard Perry 'to Ocncral William II. liar- llton , commander of the land forces , and not tn the Navy department ot Washington. Wluit Is the mailer with our dear llrothcr Hoose- volt , that he should permit such n contro versy to proceed unchallenged right under hla olllelal .nose ? A 1'KCI I.I.V1L DKCISIO.N. Dllitlliilid * CliiHit'll ii M 'Dmncxtlc NVPOM- nnrluM In Ion ii. Dubu < iue Times. There Is a law In Iowa which makes the wtfo equally liable for debts contracted for necessaries with the husband. A Jeweler eoUl to , i man iinmcd McXalr a diamond shirt stud , for which the latter gave his nolo. The creditor sued on the note making Mrs , McNalr a cii-defendaut under the statute , She demurred on the ground that a diamond stud W.T not an expanse for AN hlch she was liable. The court below sustained the demurrer. The crse wcs carried to the supreme court and on Saturday Judge l/ldd rendered a de cision , which was concurred In by llio whole court except Judge Uoblnson. Judge Ladd held that : "The nialto of Ihe shirt or the taste of the wcator may bo such as to require some kind of n tuition or stud. If the Inexpensive pearl were used no one would eugRiat making H a family charge. iDut It might be na much out of place on the Hhlrt front ot n person of f.tEhlon or fortune ns a diamond In that of one who earns his bread in the sweat of hla faeo. " Under this decision the question of orna ment , not utility , Is raised. The Inexpensive ) pcail would answer n utilitarian purpose equally as well. Ornament , then , becomes a necessity to the rich. That Is the gist of the court'H opinion. It would seem that the exact amount ot wealth should bo fixed to bring articles ot personal adornment within the Hue of house hold necessity The decision Is far reaching. Jt nny be made to apply to diamond rings or other jewels , as well as to a diamond shirt stud. If a wife can bo made llnble for her husband's diamonds under" the statule making both husband and wife responsible for debts contracted for necessaries a wife's fortune might be SDJH dissipated by a vain and extravagant husband. If diamonds nro articles of necessity for the rich why not also other personal ornaments , or horses and carriages , or anything else which may lie desirable ? The doctrine that some things which are a necessity for the rich are lux uries for the poor serves to'eniphaslze Oio line of demarcation between the rich and the poor. Undoubtedly the law was p psed to protect dealers and others who supply those neces saries which nro for subsistence and comfort , and are not luxuries. Tlie ruling of the court below wns reversed , and Judgment was rendered against Mrs. McNalr for the price of the diamond. won \vs LACK OF nnposu. All I'Nsoiitlnl Attribute of the Sex Woi'fulljMlNsliiK - . Philadelphia Times. American women , lovely , graceful and al together winsome , are , despite all their con centrated charm , sadly lacking in one at- trlbitto which enhances the feminine witch ery and emphasises the attractiveness that the weaker sex has for fuTetronger opposite. Tills nttributo so woefully missing Is repose. The average American woman Is a feminine fidget , a boiutlful bundle ot nerves ever on the qul vivo , restless , Impatient , wearisome. Look at her In the cars , the theater , the church the home. How rarely Is she quiet. Hands that should rest are ever In conslint action. Hair has to lie arranged or the folds of a gown adjusted , and If such services are not needed thcro Is the tremulous tattoo that Indicates the mental turbulence that prompts The daintily shod foot taps Impatiently when she Is compelled to wait the pleasure of any one , from her Hcgo lord who promised to meet her to the garcon who fnl's to ecrvo her Just at the minute eho deems ho should. Outside of the detrimental Influence this sUto of high nervous tension must have on her personal loveliness there Is always to bo considered Its effect on her health. A slave to emotion , which acts as a severe taskmas ter whip In hand , she races through life , ono day following another In rapid nuccetslon with scarce a gasp between for sleep , which period of repose nature Insists upon , even It , however , having been lessened and curtailed by the disease essentially American , the dread menace to mental and phjsical growth Insomnia. Vivacity Is a Joy when It Is curbed , the effervescent spirits of the debutante are a delight to the possessor and the beholder alike until they become the masters of her mentality and spur her to excesses cither In social , athletic or homo llfo. Our American women never do anything by halves , they work ns hard as they play ; If advised to ex ercise they go to such extremes that the body Is prostrated beneath the strain. If good housekeepers they hunt dirt with an assiduity that makes their scrupulously clean abodes absolutely uncomfortable , and when at last overburdened brain and nerves filvo way , they wish that they had cultivated before the breakdown that elegant rcposo which not only beautifies them from an artistic stand point , but Is a great means of prolonging their lives to that much-longed-for but rarely-achieved three score and ten. IM3RSOXAL AXP OT1IKII WISH. Hev , Miss Cronk of nrook , Ind. , has changed her name to Mrs. A. Crook. A crook Is very becoming to ii shepherdess. Ucfcrrlng to the alleged dislike of elderly maidens to revealing1 their ago. Prof. Oleb- schln of Saddle Creek declares that the fig ures on the plate nf the casket ID a dead give away. A woman wiio brought suit In Iho federal court lit Indianapolis , Ind. , for $100,000 dam ages for alleged "infringements of patents and tr > ido marks for cosmetics has compro mised for ? .r > 0 cash. ' . \n Indiana professor who took out a $3.SOO Insurance polley in 1SBO received nn offer from Hio company twenty years ago to. cash llio policy fur $2.000 or pay him an annuity of $110. IIo elected to taku the annuity , and now , at Iho ago nf SO years , has drawn from the company 111010 < than $8,000 , Captain Jack Crawford vouchsafes the In teresting Information that the wonderful feat of breaking glars balls wltii a rifle- from the back of a galloping liorso is accomplished by substituting small shot for bullets In tlio car tridges employed. "A man ought to be nblo to ridn astride a streak of excited lightning atid burst glaes ball with aucli an'outfit as that , " ho says , John Sartuln , the artist who died a few days ago In Philadelphia , had many Interest ing experiences during his life of 89 years. H knew Charles Dickens as a boy panting blacking labels 4n a London f.ictory. Thomas flood's "Tho Song of tlio Shirt" and "Tno Ilrldgo of Sighs" were first printed In a magazine published by Sartaln. lu Philadel phia In the MOs , Holatlng the sad story of the Jerrcy City boy who tickled a mule's hind heels Monday , with dlrasironu results , the Now York Sun saya ho had never heard the ead story of A iiiiiDculur Turk of Stambnul Tried Jo pull out-Urn tail of u mule , And thei coroner's Ju- Hy the bortv did view , And brought In the verdict "dnmphool. " Congressman Amos J. Cumlng * Is credited with tills delicious campaign "bull : " "Henry George , " exclaimed Amos , "Is the vermi form appendix lo Tom Johnson , whoso claws are used by Johnson to rake his railroad chestnuts out of the fire , " Another New York campaigner perpetrated ttils : "That avalanche that drowned him last year Is re turning on the ocean , and will land him lilgu and dry In the arms of victory , " 5KCUI..VII SHOTS AT TIU8 I'DLl'lT. SU IMnl Tloncor Tress : A Chtonjio Mrtbo. illit minister has Introduced a brasa bitntf Into his church service * The Salvallonlut arc probably saying to themselves that I nil tntlon Is the sliworest form.of fUltcry. Mlnnca | > ola ! Journal : Hcv. Mr. Ollham ol the Ohrlstkin church at Mlntonvllto , ICy. asserted that there was no devil. Tlio con. grcgatlon ejected Mm from the church and tired twenty shots t htm. Even without devil the congregation succeeded In ralsliu hndcs. Indianapolis Journal : A Chicago church has suspended A minister , and after flmllnii that ho was not guilty of the > things charged In the complaint has almost decided that hit reputation Is so badly Injured by the Investi gation that ho Is not fit for n minister , Ilu\y about 1hc man who was knocked down , and then roundly chastised for falling ? Kansas City Journal : Itcv. Mr. ( lllham ol tlie Ohrlsthn church In the kingdom of Kentucky scandallc < l his congregation the oilier day 'by denying the existence of thn devil , lix order to convince their beloved pr.stor of the error ot his ways themembars uf the church pitched him out ot tlio church and followed up his exit with a volley from their every ready navy revolvers , It Is not reported whether any of these arguments brought him to his knees , hut Mr. Gllh.im Is probably now willing to admit that there nro a great many devils , and no * , merely one. Minneapolis Times : The bible is nmlc re sponsible for many ploim and popular quota- tit ns which arc not to bo found lu any of Its books or chapters. Among these arc Law rence Sterne's beautiful saying , "Clod tem pers the wind to thu ahoin lamb" Many pasfttgcs of the church rituals wlilcli am commonly supposed to bo Inspired nllcr- anccs of holy writ , have only a secular origin. "Harlh to earth , ashes to ashes and dust to dust" in ono of these. o Is that question n limit renouncing "the vain , pomp nwl glory of the world , " which may bo found In thu Episcopal baptismal service "In the midst of life we arc in death" Is not taken from the bible , but from a mediaeval Ixitin hymn by a pious monk of St. Oall. "Charity begins at home" Is a phratc often cltisl as a biblical saying and offered as an excuse for not contributing to outside objects of benev olence. Another favorite biblical quotallMi Is "Spare the rod and spoil the child. " Tlili Is supposed to bo taken from tlio proverbs of King Soloman. The exact words of the so-called wise lu'li are ns follows. "Ilrt that spaieth his lot ) , Initeth Ms son ; but he that lovcth htm chasteneth him hotlines. " IHMIK.STH ; invi.s. Harper's Itnsnr : " 15ob : iy I grow moro biMiitlful every lime he sees me , " said Mary. "Why don't you nsk him to call ofteili-r ? " s\ld : Anne. Detroit Free 1'rcss : "What Is the ghul hand , pnpi ? " "Thu glad band ? Well , It Is llio way your mother gpunks you when hu la mnd at me. " Somcrvlllc Journ.il : "Is any one ualtlns on vou , mlKs ? " "Yts , sir , " she sliripored. "I have been cnguged three inonl'hs. " Cleveland I'liln Dealer : "You know 1 have lirnrt trouble , " he s.iM. "Iteally , tills la very sudden , " she replied , blushing prettily. "However , you may speak lo pnpn. " llnlT ilo Kxpross : "I sec , " lie said , looking1 up from Ills ; > 2'per , "that a couple Is lo bo married In u wild bcasl's cage Wlmt folly ! " "I don't kno.v , " she retorted. "When ono has to live \\l.\\ \ an old liair she might ad ttoll get used1 to It from the start. " And thu curtain dropped. Chicago Record : "What onsasliiiT man ners 'Miss ' llohbt Tmsl" "I don't think so ; she lias refused mo three 'times. " Puck : He I nm willing to admit I wna \ \ rong. She I expect you to do more than that. You must admit that 1 was right ! Washington Slar : "I have no use for cam paign oratory ! " said Mr. Crizzk' . "Theso men have gotten up and shouted platitudes till I am weary. " "Yes , " replied his wife. "It Is over so much more sensible to go down 'o\sn on election night and yell yourself hearse without trying to say anything at all " Chicago Post : "No , KUiel1 ' bo paid , "I don't bulleve I will co-mo In tills evening. I understand your father Is1 at home. " "But you nove" " have been nfrald of papa before , " she protested. "True , " he admitted , "but It Is only re cently that I have learned that he Is an ex- foot ball star who < , \as equally good at cither a running or a drop kick. " U'l.VI'KK. She steps In stealthily at night , The mulden witch In ermlno cloak ; A thousand sprinting stars at peep Within her eyes , anil at her stroke Thu fir irees luin a shaggy white , And chestnut boughs bemoan their plight. While wlt'ii ' a laugh She strips the path Of palo faced treiilluns asleep. She hath a cnvaller Jack Krosl They lay Iho fruly-luing grapevines low And on Ihu shrubs uncovered still A swift pulsc-iiiimbliifr breath they blow , And shake the pines at any cost. Nor earo what statcliness Is losl , And llien fieeze o'ur The lakes and more Stray homeless sparrows do they kill. They powder the far-reaching plain Wllh sifted star-dusl , so it seems , For In the morn llko gems alls'/it It hurts the vision with Its gleams , Till dlsslpited once again Hy dull November sun , which fain Hy kindly lays In inn pie haze Would set nil gaddcncd llilngs lo right. Alack ! when forests feel the chill The amber lints will surely glow , And with each sweeping northern wind An nvalnnelie of leaves will blow Their red and russet from the hill And every vacant cianny 1111 : A pretty llx This witch's Irlclcs Have fiuived Uie eiirtb In sleep consigned. nut on Iho levels of the corn , i Wheru goodly shcavi-s HO lately stood Like marshals of majostlu rule , The keen winds pass with Jlblnps rude , Or whistling down the lows forlorn , Ileveal t'ho ' paunt decline for scorn , Until they cheese Themselves to lose Their dignity lo frolic cruel. Thci bell above Uie Hteeplo olock Hioaks on llio silence with a fear K'en so , no mhchlof will It share- Ami fililrni-s out sturdily and clear And thus Its very self dolh shock , At which the hollow echoes mock , "What , ho ! who walls Ilfflido the gates Must now see sceptcis everywhere , " Ycl I do love tl ec1 , Winter , las-s. For Ihou dost Mend the- absent home. The summer lacks thy rugged cheer And liearllislde. wMcro lliu lost ones come , Sleep , angry winds , nround the pass. Thy trackless snows In vain amass , They sco lliy light K.ir thro' llio nlglil Thai guides their eager fnototops here. CAT-lll-miNK HUSH Waltham Watches arc always guaranteed to be free from any defect in material or construction. The makers particularly recommend the movement engraved with the trade mark " RIVERSIDE " ' Made in various sizes for ladies and gentlemen , and for sale by all retail jewelers.