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H. HlMMVATUn. l&lltor. PUIIMSIIUD KVKHY Ml'UNINd. TKIIMS r > V SUltSCUIlTION ! iy lice ( Without Sunday ) , On * Year H ( Dully ll e and Sunday , One Year 8 < Ulx Month * 41 Thtte Months 11 Sunday lite , One Year. . . . tl BalurJay itte. One Year 1 > Weekly lite , One Y ar. . . , I OFPlCKBs Omaha ! The Bee Ilulldlng. Boutfl Qmalini sinner ink. , Cor. N and JUh Sli O.um-li uturrat 10 rcirl .street. Chicago onic : 317 Chamber tit Commerce. New "ork ! Tetnpln fVnitt. Wattilnstom Ml Fourteenth Street. coiuusroNDiNCia. All communlcntlanf relating to rietri and edttc tlal matter thoulil Le nddmst < l : To lh KJItoi HUWI.NKHS l.UnKHS. All bu lnrss letter ) and remittances nhould ti JJrenBtJ to The llee I'ubll&lilnir Compati ) Omaha. Drnttit , checks , nipresa and poitofllc money orders to bo mndr payable to the order c tlio comtmny. TUB HEE I'lTUMBIIINO COMt'AI Y. STATnMKNT OF CIHCUIiATION. Klnt > of Ntftnttkn , Dotislnl r-ttinty. . . ! UcorRo ii. Tzfctiuck. ce-rMnry nf The lice I'ut IMilnrr Company , bclnis duly sworn. fny that th actual nulnlicr of full-nnd comnli-lo copies of Th D.illy , Morning , Kvcnhir nml Hiindny Dee ptlnte during the month of December. Ml , was as fol lows : Tntnl .SM.S7 1-Mfs returneil and unsold copies. . . 12,32 .Vet totnl unles WI.BS Xct dally nvoragi * 2113 onoitai : 11 , TzsrinicK. Fwern to tipfoip me nnd mlucrllicd In rn ] presence- this 1st day of January , 1HTC. ( Seal. ) ' N. V. FBII. . Notary Public. KKISI * IT TIII : rumic Th < > ttnr < "riilc currier delivery clr < iMiliillon ut The KvonliiK HIM ; Ii iloulili * ( he iiRKrcRalr carrier tlollvcrj < -lri-iiliifli > n of ( lie Uvonlnu AVurlil , Ilcrnlil mill niiiri ; Ilinii nlv tlinci Kren'lor ( linn ( lie njvrvi'OKnlp cnrrli-i fli'llvi-py clrciilnllini of ( lie Morning " \Vorlil-IIoraIil lit Oiniiliii a ml Suiitli Omaha , Tlip oiirrler tlellvory circulation l Tin. livening Ili-o rcaclicM 7tl ! ) : linnii flilo Niili.icrlliorM thnl UPC nut rcaulicil ! > ( ho KvoiiliiK "Witrlil-IIcralil nml 7 , < ll < : HtiliMOi-llici-H ( hnt lire nut rcai-Iici ! ! ) > ( hiMi . IMK Worl.l-Hcrnlil. Store ( him 11,000 currier deliver ; imltscrilici-N In Tli < < Oniiiha Kvonlnj ; lli'inml Tle Oiniiliii Miiriilni ; HIM- arc nut r < - -nt-ln- cldier liy the Morn I UK World- Herald or ( lie ICvonliiK AVorlil- Hvrnld. I ( K < K-H u Ilium I nn 5 Inn tlint ( In ; mini. l cr of coition or Th" Hx-culne Dee ot TinMorning - Hoc nolil by ilcnlcr * ami niMVNlioy * \epi > ilN liy a vpry coiiwlili-r- aide ( he iimiilior ofVorl < lIIrnlil dalllf-N , imiriiliiKami i-voiilnir , Hold Ii ) n anil IUMVSOVM. ) Ilonio rule for Onialia oiiKht to bo us popular with the local duinournts us is Jioniu rule for Trolnntl. It's a cold day \vlion tlip reform Hoard of Iflro nnd 1'ollco Cominissloiioi's If not In court In sonic form or Tlio Doanl of Ktlticatloii is still 7 pin- cent Interest on outstanding war rants , while downs' of saloons are sell- IiiK liquor without licenses. An uprising ainon the Remlnolr Indians would lie a duplorablu affair , but. tlio crime of Inirnln ; ; Indians a : : punisliinent for crime is also deplorable. The German minister of tinanco was able to report tlmt the last financial year resulted in a surplus of several million marks. Germany never had a Wilson bill. The most Important Into rnnvs from 'Alaska Is tlmt .loaquln Miller will lose one toe and his left oar from frost bite * . AlnsUa In evidently not a good place foi poets. When tlio council b lns to draw on tlmt. 10 per cent reserve distribution It will learn the difference between a book- account fiction and a treasury cash balance. The Ilec is tlio only paper In Ne braska that has the facilities for hand ling big news events properly. Kor the news and all the news you must read The 15ee. Some one outfit to whisper into the ears of the philatelists who are opposing the irisne of transmisslsslppl stamps Unit this Is not a government by or for stamp collectors. It Is to bis hoped the United States supreme court will not ruminate on it : > decision In the viaduct case as Ion ; ; as It has on the Nebraska maximum freight .rate cases. The first two weeks of 1808 have been onraiirntfiiK to business men all over the 1'nlted States. The lnr > je nnmlipr of now enterprises projected and Im provements planned augurs well for the whole year. Governor Holcomb does not want to say anything 'about the decision that wipes out his reform police commission. The less the governor says for ids IIOKUH reformers the better It will be for his reputation. According to the statement of the see- retnry of the Slate Agricultural society , the value of the farm products of Iowa for 1SH7 showed an lncrciso : of $17- 000,000 over 1SDII. This Is a pointer for the calamity shonter.-i. One of the now Transmlsslss'.ppl u.\ . position postage stamps will present n view of the Union 1'aeillc bridge at Omaha , with the city In the background. This great compliment to the railroads ought to bo duly celebrated by them with the complete abolishment of the onerous bridge arbitrary. The decision of the district court Is not only that there IH no such news , paper us the so-called "Dally World- Herald , " but also that The Omaha liven ing Iteaja the paper of largest circula tion In Douglas county and entitled under the law. to the publication of all notices of application for license to sell liquor In that county. 1'ustu this In your hat. /Y r w/.r The bnnkruptry bill reported to tl honsc from Hie Judiciary committee , f n substitute for tlio Nel on bill whit paasod the senate at the cxtm sessloi Is n modification of the Torrey bill an retains nil the essential features of tli latter. The inensnre 1ms brun give most careful coiisldnrntlon by the hotif committed ami while It is likely to li amended to some extent In the lion ; It Is expected to pass that Iwdy In Bid stnntlally the form In which It cam from the Judiciary committee. The all of the committee tins been to make th bill as liberal as possible and the con inlttee suggests In Its report that If ! has erred at all It Is In going too far 1 this direction. In reference to the Nelson bill th house Judiciary committee felt that 1 does not fully meet the Interests of th country. That measure has no ndequat provision for anything but volnutnr , bankruptcy nnd Is generally so defeellv that It has failed to receive thu aj proval of any of the commercial bodle of the country. At the extra session o congress the senate sulKtlinted It for th Torrey bill , ome of the senators wh voted for It doing KO not because the , thought It the better measure , but Ii older that bankruptcy legislation migh be furthered. As the situation nov stands there Is favorable promise of s national bankruptcy law being eiiartei at the present session of. congress There Is no doubt that the house bill , o as It Is commonly designated , the lion derson bill , will pass the house at ai early day. In the senate It would com- - up as a substitute for the bill passed b ; that body at the extra session and prob ably would be sent to n committee o conference. As everybody Is aware wlit has given attention to this .subject , tin vital point of controversy Is in regard t < Involuntary bankruptcy. There Is verj strong opposition , in and out of con gress , to legislation that would glv < creditors the power , whatever the re strlctlons upon Its exercise , to forci debtors Into bankruptcy. The Nelsoi bill , as we have already ald , has in adequate provision for anything bu voluntary bankruptcy , while the I lender son bill makes provision for both vol notary and Involuntary bankruptcy The conlllet between house and senat. will be chieily In respect to this and li remains to be si-en whether the opposi tion In the latter body to the luvolun tary provision Is still as strong as here tofore tdiown. Thu business Interests of tlio eonntrj were never more anxious than at thl > time for the enactment of a uniforn : bankruptcy law and they want a law that will stand. This subject has beer agitated for llfteen years or longer ami every important commercial body in tin nation has urged congress year aftei year to exercise the power given it bj the constitution to "establish uniform laws on the subject of bankrupteie.- throughout the United States. " Th : state laws oiv the subject operate un fairly and unjustly and the onl.v lemedy is to be found In a uniform national law , which will deal justly tc both creditors and debtors. It is no ! to be doubted that such legislation would have an excellent effect upon tht business of the country. llAti A iV/iir CAJIIA'ET. The cabinet crisis In Japan has passed and a new ministry lias been installed , with Marquis Ho at Its head. The re turn to otllclal service of this dis tlnguished oriental statesman gives as suiance that wNo and cousurvatlvr counsel will prevail in the government of Japan. Ito is an exceedingly able man , with n Jarger knowledge of the affairs of the' world' than any other Japanese statesman. lie is a progress ive man , who believes in promoting tlir commercial growth of Ids country and keeping free from conflicts and en tanglements with other nations which would interfere with Japan's advance commercially. lie Is an ardent friend of tlio United States and our cordial relations with Japan will suffer no impairment while he Is In power. The situation In the far east imposes grave responsibility upon Japan. She must be prepared to resist any designs nf European powers In that quarter hos tile to her Interests or which may threaten a diminution of her power. In order to maintain her position she must have a large navy and Japan's pol icy In this direction Is comprehensive. The conditions that confront her are of 11 nature that calls for the wisest states manship In their treatment and the ministry formed by Marquis Ito Is un doubtedly representative of the b.-st ability available. It may be counted upon to llrmly oppose any European aggression In that portion of the world. K HAVANA There Is nothing surprising in the out- hurst of Spanish hostility to autonomy that occurred in Havana. The 111100111 promising antagonism of that clement to the Sagnsta policy has baea-well un derstood and the wonder is that It was so long held In restraint. As General 1'alma , tlio head of the Cuban junta In the United States , says , the Spaniards in Culm detest the natives of that Island and believe the only course to pursue toward them Is that which Weyler iidopted. Offering the Cubans conces sions these Spaniards regard as In the last degree humiliating to Spain , as well us n most grave political blunder. They consider the Cubans totally unlit for riolf-government nnd regard them a& not simply an inferior race , but a people ple unworthy to have the privileges of clvlll/.atlon , The recall of Weyler and the inauguration of the policy of au tonomy aroused the Indignation and wrath "of the Cuban Spaniards to an In tense pitch and the pent up anger had lo break out. That It has not exhausted Itself In destroying the property of news , papers favorable to autonomy may 1m safely assumed and while the authori ties state that no further trouble Is ex pected the spirit manifested shows that the danger of another and more formid able outbreak Is present. It appears that the situation Is re garded at Washington as not calling for nny action on tlw part of this govern ment , but some measure of precaution might he wise. There are conceivable drciimstanees that would require our government to act and It should be pre pared to do so. The Spaniards In CubA hate Americans only less Intensely than they hate Cubans nnd the life and prop erty of American citizens In Havana would not be safe In the event of an outbreak of Spanish passion and vie lence. The talk of Intervention under existing conditions Is of course Idle , but Spanish hatred could not be allowed U vent Itself upon American citizens Ii Cuba without calling for very vigorous action on the part of the Pulled S Intro Therefore n few war ships convenient ! ) stationed would be a proper precaution to which Spain could make no reason able objection. The spirit of tin Spaniards In Cuba Is such as to warrau our government In being ready for a possible exigency , Krtht , UK A' There Is no danger whatever that the contention over the de facto and de functo police commission will cmbrol this city In riot , bloodshed or disorder. 'There Is no disposition on the part of the mayor and council to precipitate a coutllct with the bogus reform police board. The only exidbltlon of force in view Is the installation of policemen b > the old board In the rooms occupied bj It In the city hall while every member of the force Is needed to patrol the city nnd protect Its citizens from footpads and burglars. While Judge Scott's decision leaves the reform board without any legal exist ence , Mayor Moores nnd the city council upon whom devolve the duty of provitV ing for the government of the lire am' ' police departments , will take no steps to dislodge tlio board except throng ] duly constituted Judicial authority. Ii Is hoped that the negotiations euteret' into between Attorney General .Smytl1 and Mayor Moores will result In ii speedy settlement of the pending issues l > y decision of the supreme court. .rlS liKTH'tiKA' DKXVKlt AAf } OMAHA. In the contest between the Denvei newspapers and the Denver department store trust , the sympathies of Thu Kec are emphatically with the newspapers , This is n free connit'y and every busi ness man engaged In private enterprise lns an inalienable rlglu to tix the price of Ids wares , just as every individual American citl'/.en has the right to llx the price of Ids labor or services , It would bo a most arrogant s'ssump- tion for any newspaper to attempt to dictate the price at which a mer chant whom It patronizes shall sell ids goods and for the newspapers of any city to combine for the purpose of forc- ng an arbitrary reduction in the price- " of goods without reference to their orig- mil cost or the conditions under which they are sold would bo justly regarded as a high-handed outrage. In trying to justify themselves In re fusing to submit to t'ne demands of the lepartmcnt store trust the Denver papers are , however , decidedly off. in the comparisons they make between liemselve.s and the Omaha , dailies. They assert , for example , that the Omaha papers are Inferior In quality and quantity to those of the Colorado capital. While the question- quality s something to be decided by this pub lic , the quantity and variety of news is measurable. AVitliout disparaging our Denver contemporaries , The Hoe ven tures to claim for itself superiority in > oth and its claim in that respect can- lot be successfully controverted. Flar- ng cartoons covering acres of space do lot constitute news and this class of natter is the only feature in wlflch the Denver papers can truthfully claim to nitrank The Bee. The assertion that It costs one-third nore to print a paper in Denver than in Omalia Is equally fallacious. This may ie true of some Omaha papers , but it ift lot true of The Bee any more titan It s true that the Associated Press chargt- for Omalia Is ' > 100 less per week for ; uch paper than It Is In Denver. While he Associated Press carries the di.s- mtches over f > 00 miles more of wire lo ionvor than to Omalia , the charge to aeh paper In Denver is only ? 17. per veek , while Hie rate for Oimilm is $ MO ler week for morning papers , instead 'or ; " ! " > , as represented by the Denver mpors. The special cable news service of The Bee alone costs almost half as nucli more as the Associated Press service and no Denver paper attempts o duplicate it. On the other hand , the Denver papers nadvertently make n mistake to their llsadvantugo in quoting the advertising atos of Tlie Bee as10 cents per agate quare , when as a matter of fact the verage yearly contract rate is 70 cents , t may also be of Interest to our Denver ontemporaries to know that Omaha business men pay The Bee's rates for idvertlslng cheerfully , because they viiow they are getting full value In re- urn. By the change made In the diplomatic Hisitions to which Kdwin II. Conger of own and Charles Page Bryan of 1111 mis had been appointed , assigning the ormer to China and the latter to Jrazll , the president turns a neat trick n diplomatic circles. The only objec- lon to sending Mr. Bryan to China wan lecause of the demand for a more ex- erlenced man to represented the United States In a position where serious coin dications are likely to arise at any mo- in-lit. The transposition ought to silence It further objection. The complaint of a California criminal gainst u Sail I'Vanelseo newspaper par- hilly vindicates the much-maligned ewspaper artist. A pictureof the rlminai printed In the newspaper ed lo his Ideiitlllcation and conviction nd lie shears vengeance on the pub- slier and the artist who made the lettiro so life-like that Ideiitlllcation was lo.sslhlo. The case of the South Dakota olllce- lolder who committed suicide to escape rom the burdens of otllceiioldlng Is lining the most remarkable on record , 'he need of a law In that state to acllitiite resignations Is now apparent. Attorney General Smyth's visions of loodshed and riot are merely pictures f tlio popocratlu mind. The. only emblanco of a resort to force over the ontrol of the police board U thu guard f uniformed police which the popo- crntle commission hna stationed In th city ball to sec tjfja tlio rooms nsslgnw to It for quarters do not run nwny. Tiider the nnmo of Fruit Festival th display of nppfeVirtul other fruit grown In the Mls.sourlr v9lley wilt be one of th most Interesting"and valuable parts o the Trnusmlssl lfml Exposition. Noth Ing nppeals stronger to the homeseeko than evidence tliat fruit can be growi In abundance It'Miib country to which h Is Invited. r" ' A IHfTpr > fri < < e In Quality. St. Ix5Ul3 Ilcinlbllc. Klondike prospectors now believe the have found the , niotUqr lode of that rich Rold bearing district , 'U the mipply ot whisk holds out In AlatKa thai find won't bo a circumstance to tbo "fatherload" accumu lateil by tlio lucky ones. ( n Acquit. Indlnnnpolls Journal. Tlio court-martial which tried Major Us tertiary seems to have been ornanlzcd to no quit. Just ns that which tried Captain Drey fus was organlzc-d to convict. The porse cutlon and imprisonment of the latter \vll stand among the monumental outraged o history. Symptom * uf Drlny. PliU-.ibttihla llcconl. The decline of the llrltlsh empire will prob fl'bly ' date from the day when Us trade be Kins to fat1 ofT , Comracrca la the foundattoi upon which It l > as been btdldcd. The returns of trade for the year 1S97 give no token o decay. The total of exports and imports amounts to the staggering sum of $3,722.115 , 000 , exceeding that of any other year of .4ho llcmuMitrl < i > t Not I'nii 1'lillailelpMa IlccorJ. It Is beginning to bo generally rccognlzei by leading manufacturers that , broad as ou country la , our people have not sufllcion consuming capacity to keep pace with In creased production. Wo must look abroai for purchasers Tor our surplus , and mak our place In theworld's markets. The In tcrcsta of the shops and of the farms ar really not diverse , but Identical. Is tinIllKltt Woril. Xoi ; ' Yotl : Tribune. Senator Teller's words WCTC well chose : when ho said In hln sjjcecli In I'jo aonato 01 Friday that ho was doing everything In hi l > on-er to "drag down" tlio republican i > Jrt > There's a difference between dragging < lo\vi nnd ( ititthiK down , The former pcocesd ' carried on from n lower level , tlio latter fron n higher elevation. As , for Instance , the gov ernment did not drag down the rebellion ; I put It down. Yes , "drag" Is the word to ex sress tt'hat the so-called slher republicans nr trying to do. Jllilne NcvllU-Vs Iliu-il TllMlc. llcston Globe. Judge William Neville of North Platte Neb. , has a difficult judicial decision to maki within the next twelve days. Ho Is chair man of the Nebraska exposition and he lai : ; ot to select the two most beautiful womct in the state , whoso photojrrephs cce to b fsed ta making a composite picture of i woman's head to be used as a model for ont side of the souvenir medal ot exposition The two that he selects will appreciate the compliment , of course , but think how cor di-illy he- will bo .hated forever by all tin other women of N'e Aftrr the ( . iiiiailltlll ItoiulN. St. I'anl' 'Pioneer Press. Tlio Interstate Commerce commission hai Icterniinod , with' ' the ; co-operation of th < Treasury department , ; to bring the Cana dian railways wlilch 'compete with Ameri can lines under the Operation of the slxtli section of the irileretatc commerce law , which requires : every carrier receiving freight In the United States to be carried through a foreign country to other points In the United Staiesf to publish schedules showing the through liatcs to all such points and which provides 'that. If euch schedules are not published ; the goods will be sub ject to customs duties as If they were ol foreign production ! ' There can bo no reason able. objection to ctbfsi requirement. OnimxHIon In "Ail Inhu man , I'li-Amcrlc-nli I'ollcy. " I'illlmlelplila Ileconl. The organization of the "Immigration Protective league" In New York Is one of the signs that the LoJge- Immigration bill will not bo passed without an earnest protest. \moiiR the members of this association arc native-born as well as naturalized citizens of prominence In both parties. At the sug gestion of IHon. William iJlurlteCockran , ircsldent of the league , It la proposed to lold a mass meeting In 'New ' York at an early day against the Lodge bill or any other measure In restraint of Immigration. The senate will vote on the dual passage of the edge bill on the 17th lust. , but there will > o tlmo enough to make an effective appeal o the house , among the members of which ) ody no little change of sentiment has akcn place on this question. At a rreetliif ; of the league on Friday afternoon last a letter was read from Mr. William Lloyd Garrison of Ilnjton , who earnestly urges that memorials bo sent to congress without delay to protest against 'tho Inhuman , un-American policy of ex cluding Immigrants. " A long list was also ead of newspapers of large circulation hroUgliout the country which have ex pressed their opposition to the Lodge hill. Although the German Immigrants would bo affected less probably than those of nny other nationality by the passage of this bill , t -creditable to the liberality of our Gcr- ran-born fellow citizens that they are gen erally opposed to the measure , and that to heir efforts Is chiefly duo the agitation against Its passage. n TIII : .sicion iiimio.vu. \ViiKt < - at.Money for n Free Clfl lviit > rirlH | < > . Chicago Tlnwa-IIeniM. In splto of popular denunciation and r.rn- est the ancient awlndla known a.i the free eed distribution will bob in serenely UE aual ut the present session of congress. The gricultural bill niilch will como up for con- Ideratlon this month contains an appropria- ktt of $130,000 Her coeds wlilch are to be ; lven away through senators , .representatives nd the Agricultural department. The original object of the free gift enter- rlso was doubtless praiseworthy , In that It vas designed to Introduce now varieties of lants to general'uso and to secure reports pen their value for public Information. The eople were perfectly willing to encourage his mild form of piteraallsm so long as It as vaed to promote the genuine Interests t husbandry. Realizing that all wealth und II prosperity have their source In the soil , .10 cncouragcmenV'bf agriculture h s been esardeil as a leglflriia'to Junction of govern ment. ' But InBtoid of Being used for the promo tion of husbandry Ah seed distribution for eeveral years pas fcaa boon diverted to the promotion of the . Intercuts cf politicians among their granger constituents. Instead of diversifying or multlplyliig the products of the eall the free acted fraud In used to make rcprejccitatlvos solia with agricultural vcters. Hut ' .ho intelligent'farmer ! ' who roceivcn a packet of ilor.arqJi.iiBl'Icn Yellow pumpkin seeds know * that thcr congrc&3ir.'in who sent them docs not know a KurJen carrot from a sugar beet and that iio la merely using tlio ureils as u fertllUer to lucreaso hla crop of votes In the rural .rlcta. The Bovornmen- Is not Importing or 9tnorwao ! endeavoring to Bccuro now vurlrtlta. ' ' It dimply contracts with certain firms ! to , furnlah each year so many tons of seeiU of , the ordinary varieties which any farmer'can buy In a need tforo. A report of the Department of Agriculture recently declared that "a careful review of the department reports during a dccado In which over 11.000,000 mis expended for free eccd distribution falls to reveal a single In stance of benefit to agriculture attributable to this distribution , " It U ' ( rue that Secretary AVIbon haa put Ills share of the distribution to the be.U pas sible uses , but congrcui does not prcpcoo to allow him to spend all the $130.000. U Is needed by ccogreaamen to sow In the field of politics ( ft homo when the soil ot the grangers' favor needs tickling , The whole system la a fraud on Its face. It represents a form cf bribery that la a fo- preach to the government , Congrats will never liavo a better tlmo to abolish than at the present aeulon , when public revenues dcinanl ri'trctuiiment , 10 TO 1 .MK.VXS mS.VSTI'.H. .SlRnldrnnt Attnclc on1 the Sncrei ! llntlo liy n Silver OrRnii. Turing the rarnpal&n of 1886 the New Yort Journal , was the solo eastern crgan of tin new faith promulgated In the Chicago plat form U accepted ttiali faith wl hcnt quail flcntlon and lost no opportunity to secure It : success. Hat defeat clastoned Iho Jouiria and whr-n the municipal carcotilgn' began llx Journal WAS foremost In advocating th < omission of notional Issues from'the con test for control of Greater Now York. The Tammany convention followed that Idw am achieved success. These fact * leml pr-cnllai significance to an editorial In the Journal o ! Ihc 12th , clgnrd by Arthur McEfren. chlcl editorial writer of Iho paP" . The principal points made by Kdltor McKwcn are as fol lows : "As a nryan democrat , I have to confess I grow weary of Mr. Hrynn , and this Is 1m- vortrot because I find myself In constantly kicrcxistnK company with other llryan demo crats. I am coming to believe that he It not large enough to be ft lender ot the cause which Is known by hU name. Of his energy and his brilliancy ns a pcpnlar epcakct .u high an opinion must be held as when he made that marvelous lour of the union , rous ing ncople everywhere with his earnest and clashing eloquence , but he no longer Im presses as a great man nor as one of iilghc : . ! slncirlty. Ho Is showing narrowness or > rltatlonnl obstinacy , cither of which had been detrimental to hl < i ambition and muet be hurt ful to the prospects ot the movement ho rep resents. "The persistence withwhich ho clings to 1G to 1 , as If that wcro not only the solitary tenet In the democratic creed , but the axis of n revolving cosmos , betrays cither Hryan's Incapacity to comprehend Hryanlsm or a dogged disposition that refuses to acknowl edge what Is presented to hli cyos nnd those of every other Intelligent man In the coun try , whether for or against the Chicago pint- form of the new democrats. "Consider what Bryanlsm real Hryanlsm. means. That word sounds now In the United States for the whole battle of the mcnj against tyrcnny nnd spoliation at the hands of a few. It Is a declaration of war upon plutocracy , not against ( .xoporty , but against the aggressions of property upon the rights of ttoe people. The imo fight has been going M over since the strong wcro first tempted lo cypress and plunder the weak ; that Is to bay. ever since mankind has lived upon the earth. Dut the appalling duration of this war Is not n reason why It should bo aban doned as luocloss b > 4 the victims. "Tho euro , scientists say , Is to bo found In the nationalization of all capital , nil Indus try. The George philosophy says It lies In the appropriation of land values for public purposes. Others look for relief to legisla tion against trusts nnd the abolition of the protective tariff ; others turn to Christianity and hope by moral suasion to raise the Indi vidual above the -sin of larceny , no matter low long sancMficd by time and usage the 'orm of theft may : be. "Ilryan appears to believe that the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 1C to 1 will do It , and the Intelligent nnd educated prop erty-owning classes of the country rise and clamor against him In wrath and terror , as f they , too , believed he had touched the nitton. Also , millions of men who hope for nstead of dread the Inauguration of n square leal , agrco with Bryan on the principle , for the most part , that It is better to try any remedy than none. "A mining 'camp ' that should rebel against i cheating faro bank and then content tsclfwith - changing the color of the chips while leaving -the box and cards In pos session of the dealer to go on with the ; amc , would have a flattering likeness to Jryan. ' 'A sound currency Is Important. Nobody vlll deny that , and so long ns our money nust have a metallic basis , It Is better that t should have two metals rather than one. \n appreciating dollar Is as dishonest as a depreciating one , and does more harm , for he appreciating dollar robs those who have- east. "Bimetallism , by all means. It Is the money of the constitution , and therefore democratic , but why sixteen to one or death ? What decree of heaven has given that ratio a sacrcdness beyond all other possible atlos ? "Thereare hundreds of thousands of as ; oed bimetallism as Bryan himself who ibjcct to sixteen to one. They believe In loncst money , the bimetallic money of the institution ; .but they also believe that the question of ratio Is a detail that may well ) o left to congress to debate , and to cxperl- nco. ( They arc nnable to comprehend why a mere subsidiary matter of expedience and iractlcal business Judgment should be made ho keystone of the party arch. They find liemsclves , though doubtful of the prac- Icablllty of sixteen to one , still capable of electing the robbery of protection. They ven admit that it Is possible that -Bryan nay be right In his belief that the remonctl- atlon of silver would create such a demander or the metal as to restore Us price , but hey do not believe It. It Is a matter over which blmctalllsts can differ and remain good democrats. "U'hat reason Is there" In sense , what rc-a- on In sane politics , why Bryon should Mad en sixteen to one , and speaking as the load of the democratic party , declare. 'He h > it Is not for mo In this is against me. ' Is here not enough ground outside of the qties- ion of ratio to draw itho democrats together or common war against the rule of plutoc- acy. fleecers of people ? And the main B'ng in- the new democracy mat took up the word at Chicago Is not sixteen to one. That s the fly on the wheel. By magnifying It s Mr. Bryan docs ho is doing the newdemoc. acy IncalctlMblo mischief. "The nomlnatlcn came to Bryan In 1835 no a frea gift , presented with flowers , music nd an acclaim that thrilled the country , 'ho nomlriitlon In 1000 Is being sought by iry-in. sought lindustrlously. In ways raado nmlllar'by men of all parties who are am- iltious to bo president , Bryan Is revealing ilinself as a politician. "There are larger men in the democratic arty than Bryan. At present they keep , or re kept In- the rear , for his primacy Is so vldrat that rivalry Is not Invited. But It a a long tlmo to 1900 , and' If Bryan shall ontlmie to reveal his limitations at the rate c- have witnessed- within the last year , ho vlll have to fight for the nomination for which ho Is innvv maneuvering , and the more ho fights for It the more likelihood Is there thc't ' he will Iceo It. "Tho democratic platform of 1898 demands 1G to 1. nut there Is nothing dtvlno about platforms that they should bo the sumo yesterday , today and forever. Democratic platforms have altered ere now. One of thorn pronounced the war to be a failure. Gettysburg was the answer to that , and the next platform took cognizance of the answer. "Tho new ) democracy should with gladness vlbw the hottest hostility that the parly which defends the privileges of plutocracy can offer , but the democratic party should not give up the battle on an Incidental ques tion , but fight for Its vital contention , which Is that the men of this republic and not Its mllllona ehould rule It. Let us challenge the trusts and all the bencflcVirles and upholders of the system oE favoritism in legislation of which the trusts are- the necessary and Ilius- tratlvo fruit , to a llfo and death conflict. That ! a tho- duty and hearty wish of the new- democracy. "Tho nun whoIs of the opinion that the demand for the free coln-igc of silver at a ratio of in to 1 Is the teat and only way la which thl/i challenge can bo given , and that no citizen .who ( low not agrco with him c--n bo allowed to light on his sldo , may be admirable - mirablo for his earnestness , but ho Is not to bo congratulated , on the size or shape of his head. Dryan may , It ho chooses , stick like an oyster to the rock of 1C to 1 , hut the atream of new democracy will not bo station , ary for liU Bike , nor for any m-in'a. Dryan- Ijm Is a bigger thlDg than Jlryan. And Hryanlsm will continue to grow whatever Dryan may do. " WHAT \V1I < U illVXHHIITA III ) f AllvniiliiKeN I'roinlHt-d from I'nrllclim- llnn In the KiiioNlfloii. Minneapolis Times. Foreigners visiting for any length of time In thlj country look upon us as "a nation of conventions. " And there la considerable truth in the designation. It Is true , also , that almost without exception our numerous conventions are successes. The World's fair at Chlcugo was a weoderful trlumpn 1n many ways. The Centennial exposition at Phila delphia -wu.1 'worth all it cent to the country. It for no other reason than the Improvement It produced 'in the art of broad making. But the Philadelphia enterprise way as a kinder garten to u university compared with ttio noblu revelation and achievement at Chi cago. Slnco the la'ttcr ' triumph , however , there have been sectional exhibits , which In inognl- tuJo and Importance have had an ulincat ru- tlocol dignity of character. T San deco winter exhibit wn unlquo and Meal ; Interesting. The Atlanta exposition showed In n gratifying > ihc Increased re-sources and quickened energies ot the ruuth , and last yevir the city of Nashville surpawseA all previous vwlilres In this line , other tian these which had the whole of the United Statcvi behind them. < Tuo IMclflo vlopo , the fiontti ami the rnnith- west have taken each Its turn , nnd this year the central west will come to the front. The Tronsmlsslaslppl and International ex position will open Its floors nt Omaha on the first < lny of next Juno ml will continue for flvo months. The project had Its orlRln In resolutions adopted by the Transmlsslsslppl Commercial congress at Omaha In ISM , rep resenting twenty-four t-tate-s nnd territories. The capital of the company eontrolltnR the exposition Is $1,000,000. Congress has ap- preprinted $200.000 for the purposes of n government building nnd exhibits and their siropor Bupervlslon. The secretary of th ? treasury Iws Issued olTlclal orders covering the regulations under which foreign c-Mlilblt. ors may participate. By direction- the president the State department has nxtcndcd Invitation ; ) to the rulers of forclen nation * , Bollcltlnp thorn to participate , and congress , bv n Joint resolution , has suspended the Immigration and Chinese exclusion laws BU as to permit foreign labor to take charge of foreign exhibits. The legislatures of n number ot north western fltntca have mndo liberal appropriations tionsebrnslm $100.000. Illinois $ IS.onfl. Montana $30,000 and Colorado , Utah , Iowa and other stales are preparing extensive exhibits. In Nebraska and adjoining states there Is tin nggrcgato population of about 10.000,000. The mangers of the exposition eatlmato the total attendance will not be far from 2 500- 000. The city of Omaha contributed SSO.OOO through Its park commission -ami v.-lll In crease It to $100,000. whllo Douglas county , of which Omaha Is the scat , will Usuo $100- 000 In exposition bends. The exposition will have an acreage ot 200 ncres. accessible by three trolley lines and two steam railroads , and It will be a Pom- pcllan rather than n whlto city the build ings nnd colonnades nnd the skeletons of the structures being coveted with "staff" which will be colored to Imitate old marbles. Tin- effect Is expected to bo very novel and pleasing. H Is confidently announced that the archltcr-turo to displayed will bo only second to that at the World's fair. What la Minnesota going to do about a representa tion at Omaha next Juno ? i , AM ) oTiumxvisi : . A Ne\v York Jury awarded Anthony Corn- stock 0 cents damages for defamation of character. Sir Donald A. Smith , the talented and fa mous Canadian. Is said to bo the richest man In the Dominion. George Fred WIllMms la In trouble again , but that will not hurt him. Trouble Is wrat ho thrives on. Ctoker has resolved that "the beards ol education In the Greater" must go. Up eays "there are too many fads In the schools" to suit him. Between the British squadron at Ksnul- malt and the Canadian customs olllcers on the frcritler , the roud to the Klondike- now completely under British control. Philadelphia hesitates over the terms of Dr. Kvnns * will , by which the city Is to have $4,000,000 for building n museum on condi tion that the Institution bo called by liU ramo and his clothes and decorations ex hibited therein , Bishop Coleman , of Delaware , has pub licly condemned the custom of erecting wbt ho calls "heathen monuments" In Christian cemeteries. Among heathen monuments hr classes obelisks , wrecked ships , broken shafts and urns. While her son is cornering wheat In Chicago , Mrs. Loiter Is trying to control the society market at Washington by having dances of her ownl on thei sime nights with others organizedby the ultra fashionable set. It Is hard to tell which Loiter has the heavier load. Speaker Reed Is a good disciplinarian even In the matter of clothes. He recently sent homo a page who appeared on the floor arrayed In bicycle costume , to put en some parliamentary clothes , but In the up per branch even the senatom themselvivj jlscuss great questions in knickerbockers ind golf stockings. " John Lincoln , of Bolckow , Mo. , a rousln of the ; great emancipator , Is an oppllcant for a pension. When little more than a child he 3nlistcd in the- Thirteenth Missouri cavalry , ierved until the war of the rebolllcri ondc.l mil then fought Indiana for a time. Wlnn : io entered the- army ho was five- feet flvo inches Mil , -but was six feet one inch at the ilmo of his discharge. He is only 02 years ) ld- . and bears a striking resemblance to the r.artyred president. XOMI-YATIOXS 11V TIII3 I'll MS 11) K XT. E.-c-Seiiator Tnlinr OH n' ' IMniiSev - ! nil NrlirnNkn. ' 1'oxl man torsaiiiiil. . WASHINGTON , Jn. 13. The president to day sent these nominations to the senate : State Lewis Morris Iddlngs of New York , to be secretary of the embassy at Home , Italy ; Richard T. Groiner of Now York , con sul at Bombay , India. Justice JohnE. . Haggart , marshal , district of North Dakota. Postmasters Arkanws , James G. Brown , Magnolia , Colorado , Horace A , W. Tabor , Denver. Ill'inols , Thomas G. Lawler , Iloclt- ford ; Smith D. Atkins , Frecport ; J. T. Chenault. Benton ; Henry C. Claypool , Morris ; W. P. Dickie. Bunker Hill ; Harry B. War , ! . Dunuoln ; Louis A. Constantine , Aurora ; Thomas M. Grossman , Edwardsvllle. ] owa , Joseph SI. Allison , Fenda ; K. C , Haynes. Cen- tervllle ; Beryl Farrell , Bloomfield ; Harvey Ingham. Algona ; Asaph Buck , Keokuk. Sits , oourl , William II. Haughawout. Webb City ; John Whlteman , Slarcellne. Nebraska. Del- bert E. Sherman , Valentine ; Cbirles Sllner , Havenna ; Charlca N. Phillips , Exeter ; Henry Gibbons , Kearney ; William H. Ketcham , Crawford. Treasury Second Assistant Engineer W. L. Maxwell of California , to bo first assistant engineer of revenue cutter service. XOT U.VAXIMOUS FOIl STATKIIOO1J. Convention ( o ] ) | MCIINH ( liicxtlim In .SoHMlon ill KliiKllxhfr , Ol.- | . KING FISHER. Okl. , Jan. 13. The nonpartisan - partisan statehood convention Is In session hero today. Involved In Its deliberations are the removal ot the capital and the question of free homesteads for Cherokee strip set tlors.The "west side" favors Immediate , statehood for Oklahoma with present bounda ries. The east , wants statehood deferred until the Oklahoma and Indian Territory may bo admitted as one state , believing this would effectually retain the capital. The free silver element opposes Immediate statehood , fear- 1 Ing the election of republican senators. Thu Cherokee strip opposes Immediate statehood , deeming free homes more Important and fearing to ask congress for too much at once. A big split Is likely to occur and exciting - citing scents are anticipated. 110 VS ATTUlll'TTO WIIKUIC A TIM IX. Siiy They Simply \Viin(4-1 ( ! In SieTliiil I IK- Trill u Wo u 111 I ill , ST. LOUIS , Jan. 13. Harry Mol'cek and George 'Mcl'eclt of St. Charles , SIo who wcro arrested last night and placed In Jail at Clayton , St. Louis county , charged wfth at tempting to wreck a Wabash pui > sengcr train on the bridge near tno former place , ccci- fosoed today. The two boys , who are broth er , ? , gave no other reason than that they wanted to see what Uio tpiln would do. They had laid an oil woJge In such a position that the cars would lvo been derailed.Valch - nijui Kochler found the piece oflion and removed It before a train ramo by , I hereby averting a pc-rlous Occident In which lives would undoubtedly have been lest. SICJHT HAM.OOX OP I'HOK. AXDIIISI3. l.utoNt llt-porl COIIICN from Ili-illHli Columbia. STOCKHOLM , Jan. 13. Prof. Ncrdcnskjold , the Arctic explorer , has Informed the HwcJ- Ish Academy of Sctcoco that the foreign of fice haa received Intelligence that several per sons worthy ot credence saw Prof. Aiidrco'n balloon early In August In Drltlfih Columbia , Hoven miles north of Quesnello lake , In the district uf Cariboo. The professor regards the noivs an being of rntllclccit Importance .0 call for closer iuvu-edcatton , . , rOl.ITlCAI , SNAP SHOTS. Women In Politic * . St I 'jiils Ulolic-Pcmo rnt. The new woman In politics In Ohio flnall ) pulled her husband out of n connplmcy nn.l ali > got on the winning sideIn thli nnso o woman's reasoning seems to have bc-cj better than hir original Intuition. Ijlnilmty I * l.on.lr.l. Inillnnntiollii Journal. Washington gossip says that Senator Lindsay ot Kentucky ! rather eorry the free silver democrats of tlmt state have abandoned Uiolr ( wrpose , Jcclnml some tlmo ago , of demanding his resignation. Ho wai loaded for a reply that would have mnJo goo < J reading all over the country. A 1'ollllcnt IK-Hrm-rnlf. Kniifna City filar. Without ficckkiR to make any Invidious distinctions against Busline ! ! , It may ha said that the man who contra nut ot tha senatorial scrimmage In Ohio with tlm leant credit ( o himself la Mayor McKlsson of Cleveland , whose rapndous desire for offlcff led him to declare , before the democratic caucus , that , although publicly and bcforo the perole lie must bo n republican , ho would. It clco'o.l to ( ho United States senate , staml upon the Chicago platform. .Such a totnl Abandonment of principle tiy way ot getting Into the senate would leave .Mr. MuKlMon no opportunity ( o deteriorate otter ho got there , which , of course , renders him Ineligible lo u scat In A body which Is progressively degenerate. Pine ArKiniK-nt , Till * . Topclia ( 'aitltnl. That was a ( lowwtul plcco rr-pTlnled In the evening Bryan organ last tilsht from Iho Denver News "exposing" the Incon sistency of name Boston gold bugs. Hero arc the headlines : "How pc.olp are worked who ilon' ; tlilnk for themselves on public iUca- | tlons ; remarkable confessions of a pamphlet Issued by Ic-adlng Boston capitalists who nra Interc.iiod In Mexican properly ; they make the holti-sl kind of silver argument. Oold bug bondholders Indorse free coinage men's vlewp. " And hero Is an extract from the pamphlet : "Tho foreign Inventor doubles his capital when he brings It to Mexico. He gets the advantage of cheap and docile labor for silver , and sells his exported products for gold. " Fine argument , this , to urge laboring iut-n ! Drnioern < lo Kin'tM'iiMtor * . Now Vnrk Sun. The Hen. Richard Parks Bland has rlorlel the next house ot representatives.Vlioto will joti make your greatest gains ? " asked the reporter.Ve will sain everywhere. " replied Silver Dick , with a broad sweep of the hand and a comforting dofluhi-ncsa ; "tho gold atnndard ls too narrow for this mamilll- n-nt country. " A colleague of Mr. Illand , the Hon. Champ Cark ! of 1'iko county , U ovui nioro cMiot : "The prospects are that tlio democrats lllcapluie thp congressmen In' every district next year that did not have at li.-ut ,000 republican majority last tlmo. T'latoull ' give us anywhere from llfty to 100 majority Inthe next house. " In confir mation of these eautloiM caluulatluis H should bo said that the Hon. Tobo Scrutch- 1ns of Texas Is convinced that the next houe of representatives will consist entirely of democrats. i Fusion tin 11 Wet lllniiIi- ( . C'hlt-UKo Tribune. Upon the occasion of the recent banquet In this city at which 'Bryan ' was present ho made a little speech after all the reporters had gone to the effect that Incase ho Is olec-tcd In 1900 lie -will consider the silver re publicans and the populist llatlsts In tlio division of offices. Tills goes to show that all Is good fish to Bryan that gets Into hid not and that even the- populist llatlsts , who believe in worthier rags , not of as much value as continental currency or assignats. will bo represented In ollico It Bryan should ? et Into power. It Is needless to say that the democratic crowd In attendance did lot applaud this supplemental speech as It bad ipplaudcd the main one. From tlio mayor lown to the lowest ward worker they sat with Blum faces as tliU demagogue throw nit his bait for votes. It will bo rcmom- lercd. however , that he made the same filtering promises 'broadcast ' all over .he country during his last campaign , dc- : Iarlng at every crossrcads what he would lo for the faithful who voted for him. When .ho time came he had no olllces to distribute , lor will he have them in 1900. CHAT THAT C1IKKItS. Indlannpolls Journal : "Do you want the vholo eiu'lh , " asked the debtor who WIIB icing prodded up a little more than lie Iked. "Oh , denr , no , " replied the creditor. "I ion't want even a whole town. Juat n Ilttlo icttlement will do for me. " Detroit Journal : The post shivered. "I cannot steal , " ho muttered. Indeed , his rellncil nature revolted at lha mere thought of such a thing" . Hut wlmt was ho to lo ? The ham sandwiches on the counter yon- iler were copyrighted ; ho would not dnro adapt one of them. Cincinnati Enquirer : "Yon don't find mo taking up with any of these lama , " said the lurKo mini , who wns rather red In tone. "Except , " ventured the slender man , with ImilcutloiiB of a soured disposition , "perhaps , alcoholism. " Somervlllo Journal : The boy who filnjf , "I want to be an anpcl" louder than any body else In Sunday Bchool Is Jint 119 likely ns not to clip the superintendent's tall hat off with u snowball as soon ns he gets outside. Washington Star : "How can you nay such cruel thliiKH of your antagonists In debute ? " she Inquired reproachfully of the statesman , "Oh , " wan the reply , "that's easy cnoush. I keep a scrap book , and when .my owj Ideaa give out I ( jo to Unit , " TALENTS UP TO DATE. Dt-lrolt Journal. The son with the thousand talents KometliliiK managed to queer Ile'.s an assistant professor In At $100 a year. Hut the son with a slnglo talent , Gets JICO a day Tvvas th ; talent for riding a race liors In a vtry wlnnlnir way. IIIDi : YOIlll ' 1'I.HH. J. A. IMfcrlon In Atlanta Constitution. When fortune treats you slightingly Ami everything1 goes wrong , Ilomomlinr that you fltlll uro free To labor ami bo ntrong. , To him who lirnvoly docs his part 'Mlsforlunn ' la no crime , Just hold your irlu nnd keep up heart' And learn to bldo your time , The surest mad to grentncHH lies Through hard nnd patient work , > The glorloiiH name that never dlcn Comes nut unto the .shirk. Fa in i- sits upon an eminence , A pinnacle HiiMlmc. Hu who would win must nceU her f icnoi Htrlve on and bhlu his tlmo. The man of hope nnd cnorgy , Who keeps one- goal In sight. Who goes lil.i way with constancy , Will some tlmo win Ilia fig-lit. The man whoso llfo a glory lends I To every ugo unit clime , Is ho whoso purpose never bends , Who works und bides his time- . Go onward , O'er the futuro'H lillla The ilawn falls cool anil mveet. Go onward. Jlo can win who wllla Anil liow.i not to defeat. Go onwaid , though your path may lit Through calumny and nilmo , The way will brighten by nml by. Go on and bldo your time. And when the fight nt Inst Is o'er , The toll at lam Is done ; When Htnndlng on llfc'H furthest Hhore. . lioneath her setting HUH ; Ilr-yoml the futuro'H unbarred gate. The bells nf heuvcm chime ; Ami Justice , love and glory wait Kor him who lildi'H his tlmo. Baking Powder is the greatest of modern - time helps to perfect cooking.