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G THE OMATTA DAILY BEEs THURSDAY , XOVEMTJETt 24 , 1898.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. K. HOSEWATfcH , Editor. PUHUSHKD EVEHY MOHNINQ. TKUMS ov sunscniPTioN : Rally UPC ( without Sunday ) , One Year.6.00 Dally Uce and Sunday , One Year S.W Blx Months 4.u > J Three Months 2.W Sunday lloo , One Year > - w Saturday Bee , One Year l.wj IVeekly Hot , One Ycnr < OFFICES. Omaha : The Uco IJulldlnc. Bouth Omaha : Singer Block , Corner N Inil Twenty-fourth Streets. Council Bluffs : 10 Pearl Street. Chicago Olllte : Stock Kxchungo Bldff. Now York : Tcmplo Court. Washington : tOl Fourteenth Street. COIUIKSPONDENCH. All communications relating to news and Wltorlal matter should be uddressel : To Uio Kdltor. BUSINESS LKTTEUS. All business letters and remittances Ihoilld bo addressed to The Icc ! 1'ubllshlng L'ompany , Omaha. Drafts , checkB. express mil postonico money onlcrs to be .made payable to the order of the company. THE 1JEB PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska , Douglas County , ss. : CIeorga B , Tzachuck , secretary of Thu Bee. Publishing company , bolns duly nworn , Bays that the actmu number ot full and complete copies of The Dally , Morning , Evening and Sunday Uce , printed during the month of October , 1S9S , was as fol lows : 1 2(1O2O 17 , , : ts 2 -.or 13 3 li.-.IUI 19 4 iiri.sin 20 E 2.-t. : i 21 ; . . . - 6 SS.VI74 7 2.VHI5 23 ur.sir 8 U7tll : ) 21 i- , < t7ii o u.v-'OT 23 uritr : 10 S3msi 20 lir. . ! ! . " 27 12 : M , < ) | : ! 2S 13 Hl.OIH 23 14 JI7.JIIH 30 15 2(1,7-10 ( 31 10 2UiIO : Total Hin.Him Less unsold and returned papers. . 17Si ; : ! Net total average "K7.157. Net dally average JJ5.718 . GEOUQE B. T2SCHUCK. Sworn to before mo and subscribed In my presence this 31st day of October , 1S93. N. P. FKIL , Notary Public. Give thanks. Let the division of turkey proceed. The price of coal has npaln become the all-Important factor In household economy. Every American citl/.en has more roa- FOII to give thanks this year than any time before. Christmas and New Year's may come on Sunday , but no calendar maker will dare move the Thanksgiving feast from Us accustomed day In the week. Rome Rood things come from Mani toba , but If there Is any more of Mon day's variety of weather in steen the people up there are at perfect liberty to keep It. Omaha would ulve thanks alone with other things for the rural mall delivery promised to Douglas county If the post- ofllee department would only hurry up Its Installation. -The approach of cold weather serves only to warm up the atmosphere In the vicinity of the senatorial battlefield. By January 1 things should be red hot right around the legislative halls. While the turjtey is the only ofllclally recognized Thanksgiving bird , the other winged animals from angels to swal lows may be expected to contribute freely to the gaiety of the occasion. One of the uppermost questions about to agitate the public schools Is whether the Janitors or the teachers will make the new president of the school board and name the Important committees. The Ute Indians must be progressing when they have arrived at the point whcro they think they can manage their own affairs , and have preferred a request that no more commissions be sent to talk them into parting with their lands. Two native members of the San. Juan Board of Public Works have been ar rested for embezzlement of public funds. Unless the United States au thoritles cease meddling with tlme-hon < ored customs In this ruthless manner there Is "bound to be trouble in the new possession. General Blnnco has resigned as gov crnor general of Cuba and the Spanish ministry has accepted the resignation. It Is really too bad that the general will not be able to extend an ufticlal welcome to his old friend , General Pltzhugh Lee , on or about the ilrst of the new year. A Chicago railroad official testified be fore the congressional postal commis sion that there was no profit to the rail road companies In transporting the malls. Strange what poor business men thc&e railroad managers are to struggle so fiercely for business m which there Is no profit. Nebraska comes out of the recent storm without being in the least disfig ured. Reports of heavy losses of live Btoclc are groundless. The Nebraska farmer and stockman knows how to take care of bis stock , and furthermore the storm was by no means so severe as those experienced every winter. None of the railroads at present occu pying Omaha streets for trackage and right of way ever paid the city any thing for the valuable privileges they enjoy. That Is of course no reason why city streets should be given away Indefi nitely , but It readily explains why these railroads want the line drawn against every road except their own. Uncle Sam is the Richard behind every biish which European diplomats BOO In these later days. Whenever an unappropriated Island or one which Is not being utilized to Its fullest capacity is discovered the report Is at ouco cir culated that the United States Is about to acquire It. Had little diplomats must be frightened Into submission in some way and the old scarecrows have about lost their clllcacy. I A free people , living In the most favored - , vored land on earth , enjoying the bless ings of the highest civilization and In dependent of the rest of the world as to all the necessaries of life and those i things which contribute to human com-j fort and happiness Americans have al ways reason for thankfulness. In spile of mistakes and follies , of bitter polit ical contention , of the misleading teach ings of demagogues and the corrupt practices of unscrupulous politicians , no other people have so much cause for gratitude as the citizens of tills repub lic. In his thanksgiving proclamation Pres ident McKlnlcy said that few years , lu our history have afforded such cause for thanksgiving as this and he referred to the blessings of abundant harvests , the wonderful Increase In trade and commerce , the Improvement of the pub lic credit and the closer bonds of unity between all sections of our common country. It has , Indeed , been a remark able year. Since last Thanksgiving day hundreds of millions have been added to the wealth of the nation , a great trade balance has been created in our favor which has placed us In a position of ab solute financial Independence and we have made progress In every material direction. Nor can there be any doubt that Intellectually and morally the American people as a whole have also advanced. We have grown In the world's respect by a signal demonstra tion of American prowess on sea and land. In all the conditions of national power and Influence we are stronger and greater today than a year ago. The annual observance of a day of thanksgiving Is distinctively American and there can be no question that It ex erts a wholesome moral Influence upon the people. TUK SEA1AZO QVKSTION. There appears to be a prospect ot the settlement of the Hcrlng sea sealing con troversy , which has been a source of International Irritation , sometimes as suming a serious phase , for a number of years. It Is proposed that the United States shall pay for the outfits of the Canadian sealers , upon the condition that the Dominion government will pro hibit pelagic sealing , but there is likely to bo some difficulty In agreeing upon the amount to be paid. The Canadians have claimed that the value of the seal ing fleet Is ? 7.0XX ( ) , but the appraisers on the part of the United States and Canada , who have just submitted their reports to the Joint high commission , are said to estimate the value of the fleet at not much above $500,000 , It being understood that there Is not a very great disparity between the esti mates , that of the Canadian appraisers undoubtedly being the higher. At all events It Is the opinion that the differ ence may bo reconciled and an agree ment reached by the commission as to the amount which should be paid. Perhaps congress would be willing to pay as much as half a million dollars. providing Canada would enter Into a treaty stipulation to prohibit pelagic sealing , In order to put an end to the vexatious Issue , but It would probably refuse to pay a larger sum and It Is to be apprehended that the Canadians will not bo disposed to accept that amount. A settlement of the controversy Is greatly to be desired In the Interest of peace and neighborly relations. T1IK Ul'Ktf-DOUll Our government has proposed to ob serve the open-door policy In the Phil ippines that Is , to admit general com merce to the Islands free , following In this respect the example of Great Hrit- aln In China. This proposal has mist with enthusiastic approval from the Kngllsh press , which had before ex pressed grave apprehension that the United States would , In the event of Its taking the Philippines , adopt a tar ill' system there which would bo detri mental to the trade of other countries with the Islands. The London news papers have been profuse In advice and warning on tills subject. They have declared that if the United States re jected the open-door policy there would be deep disappointment throughout the Hritlsh empire , where It would be felt that Urltlsli sympathy and support had been given to no good purpose , while such a course would be disastrous to the prosperity of the Philippines. It Is Impossible to say whether or not these expressions have had any Influ ence at Washington , but It is probable that they have received some considera tion there. A short time- ago Lord Salisbury said that the entrance of the United States Into Asiatic affairs would not result In any Injury to Urltlsli In terests in Asia. Did the British i.rime minister then have Information as to the intention of our government which has Just been disclosed to the world ? Obvicwsly In order that this country may liave any right to ask for the maintenance of the open-door policy In China , which Is absolutely necessary to the extension of our trade in that great field of commercial exploitation , we must ourselves observe this policy in any possessions wo hold In the far east. Our refusal to do this probably would not change the established policy of Great Hrltaln In Its Chinese possessions , or the declared Intention of Germany In regard to Its territory In China , but It would place us in an unfriendly com mercial attitude toward these nations which sooner or later might operate to our disadvantage. If we are gob's to enter upon the career of a "world power , " manifestly It would not bo wise to begin by Inviting antagonisms. We shall avoid this by adopting the open- door policy for the Philippines , but how will our Interests In respect to those islands be affected thereby ? In the first place there Is the qn.-stlon of revenue , If It Is contemplated to make the Philippines self-supporting , instead of a charge upon our national treasury. The American policy Is to make foreign merchants and manufacturers contribute to the payment of the expenses of gov ernment through the custom housi * . If wo do not apply this policy to the Phil ippines wo must either resort to Internal taxation which might bo regarded by Uie people us oppressive- and cause trouble , or the American people must be saddled with the burden of con tributing to the support of Philippine government. Then there Is the ques tion of trade with thu Islands , as to which the advocates of their acquisition have expressed great expectations. With the open-door policy wo must compete for this trade on equal terms with other commercial nations and we filmll get only such share of It as cau be won by superior enterprise and the ability to supply goods on as favorable conditions as our competitors. Those- who have expected that possession of the Philippines would necessarily bring with it control of the trade of the Islands must give up this Idea If the open-door policy Is applied there. It Is not a very Important trade , the im ports of the Philippines last year being valued at only a l.ttlo over $10,000,000- of which the United States furnished ? lW-Ml-but ( ( of this we should get only a fractional part. In view of this , how will American manufacturing and com mercial interests regard the open-door policy ? The matter will receive very earnest discussion and the proposal of the gov ernment will undoubtedly encounter vigorous opposition. The most Imperative demand the tax payers of Nebraska will make upon the coming legislature Is for a radical re vision of the revenue laws. Our present revenue laws were exacted soon after the adoption of the constitution of IS7. > . The few amendments made within flu- past fifteen years have made the tax- laws of Nebraska a patch-quilt designed to cover some defects while at the name time opening the way for rank discrimi nation In the distribution of the burdens of government. First and foremost our system of as sessment offers a premium oti wholesale perjury and an Incentive for the cor ruption of assessors. The evasion of taxation by the owners of personal property Is so general that practically the entire tax burden falls upon the owners of real estate. The owners of mortgage loans and men who have money to loan seldom make any returns for taxation , while the mortgaged farmer or town lot is compelled to contribute through the taxgatherer the share ' .hat should Justly bo charged to the niou < > y lender. While every acre of land and every foot of ground In towns and cities owned by private parties Is separately assessed for local as well as state taxes , the lands owned by railroads hi the form of right-of-way , depot grounds and buildings , their terminal facilities , tliolr equipment and rolling stock , furniture and other chattel property arc exempted from the ordinary process of assessment and bunched at so much per mile by the State Board of Equalization. This body , unlike the county or town board of equalization , makes the appraisement and pretends to equalize the appraise ment It has Itself made. What is true of railroad assessment also applies to telegraph , telephone and express companies. These inequalities In ansessment work injustice and fre quently hardship upon the great body of taxpayers who exert little influence on state 'boards ' with whom they do not come In direct contact. In other states , notably in Iowa , reve nue law revision has recently been ef fected through revenue commissions , whose Investigations and conclusions should afford a sufficient basis for the framing of a comprehensive law for Ne braska. The conditions in Nebraska are In most respects the panic as tnoso in Iowa and neighboring states whose sys tems of taxation are based upon experi ence and devised to avoid the very ob jections that are urged now against Ne braska's revenue laws. The Reformed Presbyterian church In a New York city Is torn up over the In fraction of church discipline by mem bers accused of voting at the recent election contrary to the church creocl. While the constitution guarantees and public sentiment upholds the theory that every one shall have the right to worship as his own conscience dictates , the great mass of people will have little sympathy with the church In Its troubles. Its right to exist and hold Its property , the lives anfl liberties of Its members are protected by law and they have no right to evade their responsibili ties In the election of men to make and enforce these laws. Benefits conferred always entail responsibilities. The rights of each member of a community arc Interdependent with" the rights of every other member and he who Im agines himself a good citizen while .shirking his share of responsibility Is deceiving himself. It Is not sufficient to refrain from violating law or from Interfering with others to earn such a title. A negative position Is never the full measure of public duty. The same rule is applicable with still greater force to the business man who has not time to vote and the purist who dis dains to mix In the so-called mire of politics. The Great Northern is the latest road which It Is rumored will come to Omaha. The exposition opened the eyes of a great many -men to the. fact that they have been overlooking gojden op portunities for a long tune , and rail road managers are among the first to shed the scales which obscured their vision. The Great Northern Is one of the most progressive systems in the west and the winding up of the affairs ot the bankrupt Sioux City & Northern leaves the road within a hundred miles of the goal. It is a poor railroad which Is not looking this way at present. There must , be a greater Omaha be fore the census takers come around In June , 1000. If Omaha Is to take its proper rank among western cities In the showing that will pass as official for ten years thereafter. The -weakest place In the charter Is that which exempts railroad property from assessment for city taxation by the I tax commissioner on the same basis of valuation that applies to other prop erty. The constitution requires mil- form taxation , This Is therefore not only a palpable violation of the letter and spirit of the lonstltutlon , but also a gross Imposition on other taxpayers thus compelled to pay taxes the rail roads should by rights bear. Tim burning of the Baldwin hotel In San Francisco emphasizes anew the ne cessity for a different kind of construc tion In all large buildings of this class. To crowd hundreds of people liito a structure which consists of exterior brick walls and a labyrinth of wood partitions Is criminal and the cupidity of those who build them should be checked by law. No man should be allowed to pile up live , six or more .stories of a llretrap In which unsus pecting people are liable at any time to meet a horrible death. I'lit Out. Louisville Courier-Journal. The populltes scein now to bo numbered with the lights of other days. I'rotccltoii Aenltint Front * . GIobrOemoerat. Colonel Bryan talks like a man who ought to take his boom to the nearest umbrella mender and have the rents patched before tbo winter rains set In. Growing ; 1'rncrfnl. Chicago Record , One new objection to foot ball Is that ni now played ft 'doesn't provide enough accidents to keep Its opponents supplied with arguments against It. llnlllnK ( lie ( iulil MarUct. Globe-Democrat. A Denver paper says Colorado this ycat will produce gold to thu extent of 120,000,000 and perhaps $30,000,000. The silver senti ment la that static begins to look like an effort to bull gold. Effect at llmvullaii Sprlnglleld Republican. Five new Hawaiian sugar companies have been Incorporated since annexation , and a great Increase lit the sugar output of the Islands is anticipated. And not without reason. The buddlug 'beet ' sugar Industry of California might as well close up. It has not tbo advantage of 20-ccnt semi-slave labor. TroulilcM KiioiiKh n ( Home. Philadelphia Record. Spain , It seems , has troubles of her own nulto apart from any that may bo caused by the victorious action of the United States. The Carllsts declare that they have obtained a loan , which Is equivalent to sayIng - Ing that they are about to start on the war path , and the Hod Cross society , which should be non-senFatlonal , if anything , has lasued a circular calling on Its members to prepare for "days of sorrow and blood. " The Sagasta government should hasten to adjust Its foreign affairs , for It will evi dently have quite enough to attend to at homo If these prognostications are fulfilled. .Senator 'William V. Allen. Washington Dispatch to Chicago Record. The Washington Post this morning con tains some eulogistic remarks which J. Ster ling Morton recently pronounced upon Wil liam Vincent Allen , the populist senator from Nebraska , and Assistant Secretary Melklejohn declares they will bo Indorsed by everybody In that state. "Although many of our people differ very widely In'oplnlon from Senator Allen , " said Mr. Melklejohn , "they respect and admire him as a gentleman and a statesman , and I may say that he Is universally regarded as ono of the bralncat men In this country. 1 have no sympathy whatever with Senator Allen's views on'tho 'financial question. In fact , I think he is'entirely ' wrong , but I am always willing to testify to his ability , hon esty and sincerity of purpose , and to the labor he has performed and the sacrifices he bus made In the public service. I am sure all the populists In our state and a largo majority of the "democrats regard Senator Allen as the , ab6st ! leader of the fuslonlsts , and Jhat they would bo gratified by his nomination for the presidency. " SOME POINTS ON IM3IIGIIATION. Interesting FnetM .Shown by Official KeiiortN. According to the Now York Sun balancing day for the books of Uncle Sam Is not Janu ary 1 , but July 1 , and fiscal years in gov ernment bookkeeping begin on July 1 and end on June 30 succeeding. Tbo immigra tion statistics for the fiscal year ending Juno 30 , 1S9S , which have just appeared , show some Interesting facts , the most notable of which Is the similarity of totals between this year and the one preceding It. The total Immigration for the last fiscal year to the United States was 220,000 ; the year before It was 230,000 , practically tbo same. Hut there entered Into the total of this year to a larger extent than was tbo case a' year ago a number of "home-comers , " Immigrants who had previously been In the country , but on account of hard times or for some other reason had left It to return abroad. The number of such home-comers this year was 4J.OOO , or more than one-sixth of tbo entire number. Of the newcomers a remarkably email number only 17.000 In all carao from Germany , which has been tke leading country In Immigration to the United States since the flood of Irish emigration which began in 1S44 fell off In 1SS4. The total number of Irish Immigrants to arrive In the United States this year was 25,000 , a number which , though large In Itself , seems email compared with nearly 40,000 from Austria and 60,000 from Italy. There has been a decline In the volume of Immi gration from the Scandinavian countries , but It Is au uneven falling off. From Nor way less than 5,000 immigrants balled. From Sweden there were more , 12,000 , and one of the peculiar features of Immigra tion this year , a feature to bo ascribed In part to fears of Impressment Into the navy of their own country , has been the Targe Immigration from Finland. Finland Is a Uuaslan province , which furnishes to the navy of that empire mnny Bailers and ma rines , and Its population by the last cen sus (1S95) ( ) was 2.400,000. The population of Denmark Is substantially the came , and heretofore the Immigration of Danes to the United States has been very much larger than tbo Immigration ot Finns , but this year the situation has been changed , and 2,007 Finnish and only 1.84C Danish Immigrants landed In tliU country. Another element ot accretion to the population by Immigra tion this year consists of the Wrfeh. In previous years ( since , In fact , Immigration figures have been kept ) the- ratio of Scotch Immigrants to Welsh Immigrants hns been In the proportion of 10 to 2. Since 1830 , SOO.OOO Scotch and only 30.000 Welsh Immi grants landed here , exclusive of tlioso who described their residence as "Oreat Hrlt- ain. " This year the number of Welsh Im migrants , though not large , Is nearly as largo as the number of Scotchmen. The most remarkable features of this year's Immigration , however , are the con tributions to It from countries \\hlch here tofore have not been largely represented , There were , for Instance , nioro than 4,000 Immigrants from Turkey , chiefly from Syria 'and Arabia ; there were nearly 2,000 Immi grants from I'ortugaf ; f.iroff Japan sent twenty times as innny , as nearby Mexico ; there were nearly 2,000 from Cuba and 1,000 from Houmanla. Poland contributed twice as many as Franco to the total of newcomers - comers and only one Immigrant described himself ofllclally as a European , withhold ing any other Information. Only forty-eight Africans came as Immigrants to the United States last year. run I'liitiri'iNn iMiomrM. fJufTalo Kxpreit : The capture of Hello by the tnsurccnts emphasizes ngaln the fact that It Is they , rather than the forcei ot the United States , which have conquered the bulk of the Philippines from Spain. Philadelphia Hccord : The cost ot life , a welt as the cost ot treasure , necessary to maintain the sovereignty of northern na tions in hot and malarial countries near the equator should bo well considered. History shows that It never has been dlfllcuH for the people of the temperate zone to eubdtio the pcoplo of the tropics , but the con querors have always been in turn subdued by climatic conditions. The habitat of thoraces races along lines of latitude can bo dis turbed , but It cannot bo permanently changed. As Is the climate , so Is the man. Cleveland Plain Dealer : Either wo have the Philippines or wo do not possess them. If they ore ours already , why should we pay HO.000,000 , or $1,000,000 , or $1 to Spain for them ? If they still belong to Spain and we arc determined to make that government yield them to us , why not demand them In lieu of a cash Indemnity ? It Is questionable whether they would not provo very dear to us In a gift ; why , then , give Spain a bonus of $40,000,000 or any less sum for a property of such doubtful value ? Can , Spain give a clear title to the Philippines , anyway ? We seem to have Manila and the Insurgents , most ot the rest of the archipelago. Having bought the Islands from Spain , shall wo have to buy them over again from the na tives ? The $40,000,000 may be needed for the latter purpose more than for the former. Leslie's Weekly : A great many persons In the United States do not want the Philip , plnei , even If wo can get them for nothing. Nobody seems to want them if we must pay In cash for them. It would seem to most persons as If Spain should heartily con. gratulate Itself that we have not demanded it money Indemnity as well as the possession of Its colonies in the West Indies and all of the Philippine ? . France had to glvo to Germany two of the former's best provinces and to pay $1,000,000,000 of indemnity be sides at the close of the Franco-Prussian war. Singularly enough , both France and Germany are now Inclined to side with Spain In Us declaration that our terms ot peace are needlessly oppressive , The United States has not been In the habit of paying -Indemnities to nations with whom It hns been compelled to fight. The most popular motto of the country originated many years ago and read : "Millions for defense- , but not ono cent for tribute. " That motto Is good enough for all time. The London Chronicle states the case In a nutshell when It says : , , "A war In which the Justly van quished nation receives a solatium ot 6,000,000 ( $30,000,000) ) would be a novelty EO great that It must bo Been to bo be lieved. " A FKHTIM2NT dUKSTION Is the Work of ChrlHtlntilzliiK Here Complete * ! or Alinniloiieilf Detroit Free Press. The country la getting a deal of fine talk from religionists about Destiny , under the Almighty , conducting this nation Into new fields of civilizing , evangelizing , uplifting effort on the other side of the world. Even lilshop Doane , who was depreca'lng the expansion frenzy and calling attention to the necessity of regenerative endaavora nearer home a few weeks ago , has gone over to the enthusiastic church folk who behold providential leadings In this na tion's daarand for the entire Philippine archipelago. "It Is God who hath wrought this out and who hath changed the face of the world , who hath made 'tho little one' a strong nation , who has wiped from the map of America , " declares the bishop , with more about the "deliverance of an op pressed people , an open way among the nations for a purer faith , a truer liberty , a finer civilization. " Tho'cry ' for relief from oppression , for a purer faith , a truer liberty , a finer clvlllzi- tlon was heard1 In Detroit last week. It came from the Methodist evangelists In convention assembled. But It did not refer to the Islands of Luzon , Cantanduanes and Hapu-Rapu , but to the great American cities. The reports of these workers In city slums revealed an appalling state ot Inqulty and degradation and the crying need of moral cleansing. Great centers of population remain unreclaimed from bad government , political corruption and un- spcakablo social conditions. The prob'cm near to the hearts of these city evangelists seemed to be the betterment of civilization In their own country. To their mind Des tiny , under the Almighty , had directed them to the plague-shops In th < > lr own cities. But from the declarations of the expan sionists within the churches It would ap pear that christianizing work is completed hero or about to be abandoned for the de velopment of a purer faith , a truer liberty , a finer civilization In the Islands of Slbuyan , Ulllran and Bohol. GLOOM ON THE IIOIUZON. All a rieetliiK Show for Deniocrncy'.i Hiipo Given. Philadelphia Pres ? . The recent elections show that only a few of the western states voted with the south , and that only Colorado , Utah , and Montana can bo depended upon In the future. Tbo other states In that neighborhood , like Ne braska , Idaho and Nevada , were carried by such small majorities by the populists that the hope of holding on to them two years lienco will be slim. Had the country elected a president the- other day the electoral vote according to the returns would have stood ns arranged In the foirowlng table : Republican Electoral , Democratic Electoral States. Votes. States. Vote. California . 9 Alabama . It Connecticut . C'Arkansas ' . 8 Delaware . 3 Colorado . 4 Illinois , . 21 Florida 4 Indiana . 1 ! > Georgia 13 Iowa . 13 Idaho 3 Kansas 10 | Kentucky 13 Maryland S Louisiana S Maine C1 Mississippi 9 Massachusetts . . . . 15 Missouri 17 Michigan 14 Montana 3 Minnesota 9 Nebraska * S New Hampshire. . . 4 Nevada 3 New Jersey 10 North Carolina. . . . 11 New York 3U South Carolina 9 North Dakota 3 Tennessee 12 Ohio 23 Texas 15 Oregon 4 Utah 3 Pennsylvania 32 Virginia 12 llhodc Island 4 South Dakota 4 Vermont 4 Washington 4 West Virginia C Wisconsin 12 Wyoming 3 Total 281 Total Vf President McKInley had 271 electoral votes and Mr. Bryan 176 votes two years ago. This year the republicans gained plates In the west casting twenty-two electoral votes and lost Kentucky In the south , castIng - Ing twelve electoral votes , a not gain of ten. Two years hence two or three of the western statm now In thu democratic-populist column wifl doubtless bo found In the repub lican column. So the drenm of a political union between the touth and the west will have to bo dls- tuissvd , for the present at least , ati the UK- nient of a diseased Imagination. AVAILS KltOM TII1J POPULIST riM'.HS. Springfield Monitor : The fusion forces won the election fo far ns the Utc ticket Is concerned , but they lost the. legislature and likewise Senator Allen. Not a man , I dare say , who voted the fusion ticket but what would have rather lost the ntato ticket than to have lost the Hon. W. V. Allen. Wnhoo New Era : Chairman Gafllii was able to save the entlro state ticket , while the fusion legislative 'ticket was lost in the ehuflle. Wo questioned at the time the wis dom of having two committees to manage the campaign ; It was done , however , to ap- pe so certain kickers. Some of them live in Saunders county. We wonder if they arc still puffed up with their self-importance. Holdrege Progress : The time to b.-gln the next campaign Is right now. We elected the state ticket to be sure , but we hive loft the legislature , which Is a scrjous blow to ' the eauso of reform at this 'time. While this defeat Is due to .the stay-at-home vote rather than to republican gains , there must bo a rehabilitation of the old-time vigor and enthusiasm which has characterized populist victories In the past it wo would realize thi > legislative domaauls which we have es poused. Gibbon Reporter : The bellyaching and chewing the rag now being Indulged In by the fellows high up in fusion councils at th ( expense of the populist voters reminds us of a story we once heard and which Is to the point. A manager of a large wholesale house was trying to get Borne In formation from the packing room through a speaking tube. After several minutes of unavailing effort ho lost his temper and said , "Is there a d d fool at the end of this tube ? " The answer came clear and distinct. "Not at this end , sir. " St. Paul Phonograph : The retirement of Senator William V. Allen from public life Is a sad commentary upon the condition of reform sentiment In Nebraska. That Sena tor Allen should have been turned 'down , after such an able and consistent career tn the interests of the people , la Indeed a sur prise. That this turning down has been performed by his own friends , by thcao who pretended to be In favor of the reform for which ho stood is simply astounding. The blow is far-reaching and Impairs the very llfo of the reform movement in a national sense. Stromsburg News : It was the stay-at- home clement of the populist party that de feated Senator Allen last Tuesday. We want to glvo you warning right now thit if this Is the extent of your loyalty to your party , It will not be long until you will be gaspIng - Ing for breath. Right in our own little county ot Polk it shows that you have not walked up and cast your ballot In defense of your argument. For some reason you have allowed ono of the hardest working and bralnest men In your ranks to bo de feated. A man who Is the peer ot any man who occupies a scat In the United States eenatc. Fremont Leader : Who Is to blame for It ? Is biding asked all over the state. The popu lists , no doubt , ore for their over-confidence. Take this county alouc , where five more otes woufd have sent two moro fusion leg islators to Lincoln , the men who failed to vote know who are to blame. There Is not a ward or township In the county but have the guilty voters who shirked their duty as American citizens. Many persons of all po litical faiths feel chagrined when they awake to the realization ot the fact that they helped to 'turn ' down the great United States sen ator that made Nebraska famous In that bo'ly. The men who failed to vote are the guilty parties and they alone know who turned Senator Allen down , and their own manhood will bo their severest critic. Madison Star : As predicted the fusion ticket in this state was successful with the exception of electing a majority of the Irg- Islaturo and which means the defeat of our townsman and citizen , Senator William V. Allen. It Is not our purpose or intention to cry frau4 for the sake ot palriatlng our per sonal feelings in the failure ot the people to elect a majority of the representatives to the legislature who would bo favorable to the return of Senator Allen to the United States senate. The facts are that ho was defeated by a concerted effort on the part of a few corporation cappers who had the money to buy the dealred defeat of Senator Alfen. His defeat means a loss to the very best interests of this state and Its people. This defeat means the personal gain of the corporations Who could not'control his vote in their Interest and against the masses. York Democrat : Wo are tired. Tired clear through , crosswise and perpendicular. Tired as if we bad been mauling rails at gold standard prices or making political Epeechcs and whooping 'er generally. A few years ago a yellow dog nominated by the republicans In York county had a cinch on the offlco ho was running for. Today it Is different. The republicans In order to make a showing now must nominate their very best men and women , end this they did this fall and oven then they are onTy able to carry the county by a small majority. In other counties of tbo state conditions are different. The fuslonlsts in many of 'them ' wcro in a large majority , and while the gains of the republicans were light the fuslonlsts foil far short of their own vote , and it la this fact that makes us weary. We would advise our friends over the state to wake up , brace , up , line up , for the fight for bimetal lism Is still on , Is etUl the paramount 1s- BUO. Central City Democrat : The populist state officers have had a mighty close call. They came very near defeat. It Is to be hoped that they will learn something by this ex perience. They have made good officers , but at the same time they have done some very foolish things. It does not look well tot men to adopt resolutions against railroad Influence ! and then flash a pass un ever ; railroad conductor In the state. Populists In Omaha 'bolted ' the ticket because , aud only because , the whole blessed outfit rode from Jerusalem to Jericho on a pass , lie- formers cannot do much In the reformatory line EO long as they carry a bribe In every pocket. Tbo last legislature also cost us lots of votes. It could have abolished the railroad commission and the oil Inspection , but it didn't. Here are a number of men receiving big pay with absolutely nothlnR to do. Three secretaries receiving $2OOD rach , for which they have rendered no service * whatever. Several oil Inspectors who could do Just aa much good ns they are now doing , and perhaps more , If they would turn their attention to the water In the Missouri.river. Reformers must reform something or else retire from the reform business. It is no excuse to say that thcso things have come down to you from the re-publican party. The only reason yoii wcro ole-ctcd was to do away with the evil things that were fastened on the state by that corrupt organization. Auburn Granger : As the Granger/Tooks at It , it Is folly to charge defeat to cither j faction , but it may bo charged to a great | t'Xtc-nt to the bosses to the selfish who said | that the nominee must be a democrat or must be an Independent and would not bo content to let Uie matter be decided by the vote of the dele-gates. If tbo reform move- Makes the food more delicious and wholesome KOVAL BAKrNQ KJWDf H CO. . HI * VOW. nifiit means what is claimed for It , thru la ho untrue to the county , the elate nnd the nation who by his cunning , his ob stinacy or his gall in any way Interfere * with a free and unbiased expression of the V voters , for Jf wo contend not for govern ment by , for and of the people and nro not consistent with our declarations , then nr wo neither patriots nor statwmen. Again , there Is another reason why there was such a change In the vote of this county an well ns throughout the state , and again arc bo3 c chargeable with that which brought It about. Hvcry man elected to any position In which ho could appoint n deputy or name an ap- polntco has bocn hounded by thrto party bosses with requests , demands and even threats , while about the nlnco of governof and about the U-glslaturo they have been such conspicuous bcwars that they 1mvo biased the appointing power and to a great extent Interfered with legislation. In short , these bosses have been about as Inconsistent as were the republicans , whose Inconsistency they have over harped upon. When the reform forces shall dlapi-npo with basses niul annihilate the secret lobbyist , then will there bo some show for re-form , but until this is done the chances are against the movement. ' IIUI.IDAV CIIK12H. Indianapolis Jotirnril : Tommy Paw , what Is n foot ball coat-h ? Mr. Klgg The ambulance , I guess. Chicago Record : "Aro you ready for winter , Ailolphut-7" "Yes ; my wife hns taken the embroidered red-plush cover off the snowshovel. " Detroit Free Press : "I bellevo that a limn become * what ho cats , " said Miss Frocks to MUa Klttlah. "That sheepish Mr. I'lnnlck who comes to sco you must live on mutton. " Chicago Tribune : Colonel Alltork It would liuvs seemed a horrible , thing to you gentlemen , 1 doubt not , but it was merely one of the Incidents of war. 1 hud trodden upon a corpse ; ! Ono of the Sufferers I don't doubt It. I once walked for two hours on an empty stomach ) Cincinnati Enquirer : "Olve me the streets of the cities , " said the corporation president , "and I euro not who takes the islands. " Somervlllo Journal : There are two kinds of novels historical novels ft ml hysterical novels. The hysterical novels usually hava the largest circulation. Washington Star : "I have a splendid car for music , " snlil the complacent young man. "Yes , " answered Miss Cayenne , regret fully , "but you don't slug with your ear. " Washington Star : "Somo folks , " Bald Uncle Kben , "takes llfo do same way dat dey cats chestnuts. IJey Bits free wlf alt do good an' den stan'a uroun' complalnln' 'bout do bad 'stcd o' goln' out an' glttln * mo' . " Cleveland Plain Dealer : "Mrs. Chowder' * ve-rbal cruelty to her children Is only sur passed by her cruelty to the Kngllsh language. " "What is her latest ? " "I overheard her tolling her little Bonnie that sho'd spank him with a sharp stick. " Indianapolis Journal : "Say , " asked the Chserful Idiot , "was It Poe , Tennyson or Ixmgfellow who wrote that ode to the laundry girls ? " "Perhaps you nro alluding to Hood's 'Song of the Shirt' , " said the literary boarder. "No , " sold the Cheerful Idiot , "I mean that ono about 'wring out , wild belles. ' " TIIAMCSGIVINU 1808. James Bucklmm , in Leslie's Weekly. Pralso and thank ? for freedom's conquest ! Praise and thanks for peace * restored : For the myrtle on the pillar , for the wreath bcsldo the sword : For the silent , shining cannon ; for the hand-clasp and the vow : For the lengthened roll of heroes for the martyr'a love-klss'd brow. And I thank Thee , God , I thank Thee , for the dear one ? , mine and all , Who % o ( ome tinck with shouts and chapleto to the festive board and hall. Oh , the hand-grasp and the heart-clasp and thu mothers' klssjs dear , And the joy around the hearthstone In the fullness of the year ! OUIl DAILY DULLF/TIN. WASHINGTON , Nov. 24 , 189S. Every where today between the two oceans and the lakes and the Gulf , the country of Un do Sam will participate In a more than usually hearty observance of Thanksgiving Day , the time-honored legacy transmitted by our Pilgrim forefathers. ily A Full Stomac.h Makes a contented man. But the man to be more contented and at ease with the world and his fellow man must be dressed warm and com fortable , and we take the liberty to offer a , few suggestions as the tur key digests also digest the following. These are a few of our many Overcoats $10,00 , Suits $8 Trousers $2,50 , Shirts $1.00. Underwear 50c. Cuffs 2Uc , Collars JOc. Ties 50c. Mufflers 50c Gloves $ J.OO Hose J5c. HatsJ.OO Caps 50c. If articles mentioned are too cheap we have better , if too \ good we have cheaper.