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VOL.VIL OMAHA , NEB. , FRIDAY MORNING , JANUARY 25 , 1878. NO. 190.
7:30 : O'CLOCK A. H.
"WashmRton , January 24 , Mi
Barnside submitted a resolution di
rectiuR the Judiciary committee ti
notify Col. B. P. Runkle when hi
cose is taken up , , aad providing h <
may appear personally or by coun
Eel before the committee and bi
heard in regard to his case.
Mr. Edmunds stated the practice
of the judiciary committee had al
w&ys been to allow parties to flu
written briefs stating their case ,
'After Eome debate it was decided
that the judiciary committee would
not hear oral statements from par.
ties or counsel in either the Ruukle
or Draper cases.
Mr. Merrill called up the house
bill to change location and name 01
the Minors National bank of Braid-
wood , Illinois. Passed.
Mr. neck said he would , to mor
row morning call up for discussion ,
his resolution regarding the sinking
luud for payment of the public debt.
After the morning hour the Ben-
ate resumed consideration of the
resolution of Mr. Mathews , to pay
interest and principal of bonds in
store , and Mr. JLamar spoke In re
Mr. liamar said he would vote
against both the resolution nnd
amendment of Mr. Edmunds bs-
cause neither stated the casa fairly.
Ha concurred as a lawyer that these
bonds , by the act of 1 69 , were payable -
able in greenbacks. According to
the literal construction of the con
tract it would have made no differ-
erence in what they were payable ,
had the government redeemed its
greenbacks according to promise ,
making them convertible. Blnce spe
cie payments were suspended , and
greenbacks depreciated by default of
the government , the question arose
whether it would stand upon Ila
literal contract and pay in currency
depreciated by its own default. But
legislators then deemed it equitable
and politic to proclaim that the
bonds would be paid in coin. Had
they not so decided It would have
been impassible to fund the
debt at a lower rate , and
the same Is trun now : Ho
did not regard it wise to stand upon
any purelv legal view of the case.
However logical such action , it was
impracticable. Another objection
la that Mr. Edmunds' amendment
implies committal against remonet-
izatlon an implication which seems
unwise at present. He believed
there was more than one method of
putting silver on a solid , lasting
foundation as the currency of this
country , so that it may be so
incoiporatedin the system of
the coc'y as to supply the lonp
felt wr /satisfy i popular demand
and not shock the great interests in
volved by co-operation with nations
which favor remonetlzation. A
legal ratio between gold and silver
might be fixed so as to make a
double or alternative standard prac
ticable for all commercial purposes.
However , concert of action is India-
pensable to do this. He was no
mouometaHst , but he did not be
lieve any of the bills before Con
gress were the necessary measures.
There is no earthly boon more
precious than good health , and it
behooves its possessor to endeavor
to retain it. If you are assailed with
auch provoking ills as sick head
aches , torpid liver , sour stomach
and a general feeling of weariness
and disgust , don't go and commit
suicide but take Eilert's Daylight
Uver Pills and be cured. Sold by
all Druggists. octlS eod&wly
Thirty-three years nave passed
einca the introduction of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup , and it still stands un
rivalled. Price 25 cents ; five hot-
E.F.Kunke' Bitter Win * otroni. !
Has never been known to fail in the- cure
of weakness , attended with symptom ; , in
disposition to exertion Io s of memory , diffi
culty of breathing , general weakness , horror
of disease , weak , nervoua trembling , dread
ful horror of death , eight sweats , cold feet
weaknefs , dimness of vision , languor uni
versal lasslidude of the muscular Ejetem
enormous arpotito , with dyspeptic system
hot bauds , flushing of the body , Jryness o :
the Bfcin. pallid countenance and eruptions
on the Jaco , purifying the blood , pain in the
bask , heaviness of the eyelids , frequent black
spots flying before the eyes with temporary
suffusion and loss of sight ; want of atten
tion , etc. These eymptoms ail arise from a
weakness , and to remedy that use . F.
Knnkcl's Bitter Wine of Iron. It never
fails. Thousands are now enjoying health
whohave nsod it. Hot the gennine. Sold
only in l bottles. Take only B , F. Knnk-
el's.Ask for Hunkers bitter Wine of Iron.
' This truly valuable tonic has been so thor
'if oughly tested by all classes of the commun
ity that it is now deemed indispensible as a
Tonie medicine. It costs but little , purifies
the blood and gives tone to the stomach , re
novates the system and prolongs life.
I only ask a trial of this valnab'o tonio
Plice $1 per bottle. E. F KUNKEL. Sole
Proprietor. No. 259 North Ninth St. . below
Vine. Philadelphia. Pa. Ask for Knnkel's
Bitter Wine of Iron , andtake no other. A
photograph of the proprietor on each wrap
per , all others arc counterfeit.
Beware of counterfeit ! . Do not let your
dmggist sell yon any but KUNKEL'S. which
is put up only as above represented. You
can get sir bottlei for < 5. All I ask is one
simple trial. Advice at office Iree , No , 259
North Ninth Street.
Tape Worm Removed Aliv * .
Head all complete in two hours. No foe
till head passes. Seat , Pin and Stomach
Worms removed by Dr. KUHKSL , 239 North
Ninth St. Advice free. No Fes until head
and all paeses in one , and alive , Dr. Knnk-
el it the only successful physician in the
country for tba removal of Worme. and hi
WORM STBCP is pleasant and safe for child
ren or grown persons. Send for circular o
Mk for a bottle of KUNKSL'B WOBM Svaurr
Price $1 a bottle. It never fails. CaU a-
offiee. 259 North Ninth Street , for advice ,
( free ) .
C.H , FKEOEKICK
AND HOW AND WHERE TO 00 IT.
ojt ofM pages every advertiser laonld hat
A > remaUngcootncU. Bent for tea c nti by
DWELL & HESMA ,
LOUIS , Mt
ro . KOW READTIUA HISTORY < > r T
JMITED STATES t ihepr tuine. The *
JininuLeditloB * J an rminenl anthor.or mhy to be
ked In both EnBllah and German. Un lir ( < .
U Orana CUuUlCelebratlra AGENTS WANTE
rtfnwtaflat ltiJ T ir I'er lntE Unniig tiiuaj at
uUTbeBC , nnelumftir At ita. Srn c : onct tor
LATEST 31 iBKET REPORTS.
NEvV YORK MONE\ .
Niw TOBK , January 24.
U. H. 6'g leSl , rcg .
U. B. 18S5. new . . . - . Il2
U.S.SZO'a 1867 _ . _ - . 105
V. S. 5-20 e. 1868 - ICSJi
U. S. 520's , new . - . H8is
U.S. l40s. coupons - 108 > j
U. S , 6'e , currencies . . . . . Uj
Stocks opeaed dallt coad ! strong ani
\7eslern Union . - . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 77 > <
Pacifio Mail . - . - 23
New York Central . . 1 06
Krie * . . . , .i , , , . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ y
" preferred. . . - . 22 '
Northwestern. . . . . - . . _ - . . . . . . . _ . . 18
Northwestern preferred. . . _ . . . . 6V4
Kock Island - . . - E'JH
St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . . .
St , Paul , preferred. . . .
Ohio is. JliEiiieirpi
Late Shore - . _ . . . . . . . . .
Illinois Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 > i
Union Pacihc- . 68 *
Delaware & iludton.-
CHICAQO , January 24.
Wheat Active , unsettled and
higher ; Mo. 1,1 06 } ; No 2 gilt edge
1 05al 05 } closed at i 05 bid cash ;
1 04al 05 } , closed at 1 01 | for Jan-
nary ; 1 05al 06 closed at 1 05 J for
February ; 105Jal 06J closed at
I 05 ? for March ; No. 3,1 00 ; reject
ed 85 ; No 1 Minnesota in store I 00.
Corn More active , firmer and
higher ; new high mixed 35 } ; No 2
and high mixed 41Ja41 j closed at
41J cash ; 41a41j closed at 51 | bid
January ; 40a40 ] closed ut 40 § bid
-February ; 40a40 } for March ; 42ga
42 $ closed at 42 | bid May ; rejected
41 } .
Oats Quiet but firm ; No 2 , 24
cash or January ; 24az4 } for Febru
ary ; 24 J bid March ; 27 | for May.
Rye No 2,50 } bid.
Barley Quiet ; 51 for February ;
51J for March.
Dressed Hogs 4 35 ; fancy , 4 40.
Pork Good demand , firm aud
higher ; round lots , 10 8Ual085 cash ;
10 92 } for February ; 1110 March ;
II 30all 57 } April.
Lard Good demand ana higher ;
7 40 cash ; 7 42a4 45 for February ;
7 65a757 } March.
Bulk Meats Boxed shoulders ,
3 87 } ; ghort clear , 5 75 ; clear rib ,
Whisky Fair demand ; 1 03.
ST. LOUIB PRODUCE.
ST. liouis , January 24 ,
Flour Au advance asked , but
Wheat Excited and higher ; No.
3 red fall , 1 15al 16 cash ; 115al 16J
; or February ; No 2 spring , 1 C5 bid.
Corn Higher ; mixed,44a44 } cash ;
41r,41 | for February ; new , 36a36 } .
Oats Firmer ; No 2 , 24ja25caeh ;
25 for March.
Barley Steady and in good de
Whisky Steady ; 1 03.
Pork-Higher ; 1115all 25.
Lard Mrmer ; 7 40 bid.
Bulk Meats Quiel ; car lots loose
ehoutders,3 62 } ; clear rib 5 52s560 ;
clear 5 65a5 70.
NEW YORK PRODUCE.
NEW YORK , January 24.
Wheat Irregular , J\o 2 Chicago ,
1 25 } ; No 2 Milwauke , In store ,
1 29 ; wlater reU western , 131 ; No
2 Northwest , January , 1 39 } .
Bye At 71.
Barley Dull and unchanged.
Corn Fair demand , but un
changed ; steam mixed , 67aS7J.
Eggs- Steady ; 10al5 } .
Meis Pork Firm ; 11 93.
Dressed Hogs Firmer ; 4 75a
liard Firmer ; prime steam , 7 85
Butter Choice firm ; others dull
lud heavy ; western , 8a22.
Whisky Firm ; 1 07.
CHICAGO .LIVE bTOOK.
CHIOAGO , January 24. "
Hogs Receipts 30,600 ; aJl grades
stronger ; mixed packing active with
told at 3 S0a3 90 ; light 3 80a4 00 .
: boice heavy , 4 05a4 10 ; yards weli
Cattla Receipts 3,200 ; rather bet-
er feeling but no material advance ;
choice steers fairly active with salea
it 4.12a5 40 ; feeders and stockers
itiong and actiye at 2 50c3 80
) utchers' stuff slow and unchanged ;
sows selling at 2 30a2 35 ; bulls 2 OOa
! 40 ; steers 3 25a3 80.
Sheep Receipts 1,400 ; no choice
ota offering ; medium to good sold
, t 3 80a4 25 ; inferior , S G0a3 f.O.
ST. JLOU1S JbiVE S1OCK.
ST. .Louis , January 24.
Hogs Actiye , firm and higher ;
ight , 3 40s3 75 ; packing 3 S0a4 10.
Receipts , 9,500.
Cattle Steady aud good demand ;
> nme to choice native shipping
teard , 4 70a5 00 ; fair to good do ,
80a4 50 ; fair to choice botchers' ,
50a4 00 ; good to choice cows and
eifers , 3 25a3 66 ; feeding steers ,
35a3 70 ,
Sheep Good demand ; extra
eavy shipping , 4 60a4 65 ; good
3 choice , 4 00a4 35. Receipts ,
BUY IT IN CANS.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
hould be bought only in cans , ee-
urely labeled , as It Is sold by the
roprietors in no other way. Iioose
'owder ' is olteu sold of Dr. Price's ,
'ben it is not. It has stood the
23t of chemical analysis , and is de-
ided to be the most perfect made.
The injurious use ut improperly
repared pills and other loudly-
lown remedies , recommended to
ore all ills , is much to be lamented
y all except the doctor into whose
lire you are sure to come. An hon-
rable and trusty exception to the
ale is Eilert's Daylight
Uncle Sam's Harness Oil fills and
! oses the pores of leather , effectual-
r preventing the entrance of damp-
ess , dust , Ac. , and rendering the
arness soft and pliable , while at the
tme time increasing its durability.
Distempers , coughs , colde , fevers
ad most of the diseases which
orses , cattle , sheep , hogsand poult-
j are subject to are readily over-
> nie and cured by using Uncle
am's Condition Powjder according
i the plain directions. Bold by all
Rheumatism , neuralgia , sraspin
id bruises -will be relieved by Uncle
im's Nerve and Bone Liniment ,
old by all ists.octlS eod&wly
Dr. Rioord's Essence of Life restores raan-
> od and the visor of youth to tha most
altered constitution in four wcelw , from
batcver cause arising. Failure impossible.
owaro of advertilers who offer ao-called
reo Perscriptions that are uselew. and
lalljr prove ruintusiy expensive. What-
rer hamint must costa Jair price. $3 per
iseent . bre zpresa anywhere. Sole
wnt. Dr. JOS. JACQUES. 7 University
lace , Newl ork. Drujmiste Supplied ,
3:30 : O'CLOCK P. M.
.Everything Points to a Rnsalni
Advance Tbe Oltoman Capital al
Kxcltemcnt Victoria's INrraoiia
l > ltcr t6 tfac tfzaf.
London , January 24. Every tbinf
points to a Russian advance on Con
stantinople unless the Turkish envoys
voys yield every point of the Rus
sian demands. No definite information
mation has yet been obtained from
them , aud all previous pretended
annou.cements of their action are
now acknowledged false.
Ihe greatest excitement and dis
order prevails at Constantinople ,
where fears of foreign massacre are
loudly hinted. A Russian occupa
tion of Constantinople is now looked
upon as more than probable , and
does not create as much opposition
here as might have beeo expected.
Queen Victoria'fl personal letter to
the Czar was lead in the House ol
Commons last night , being merely
a formal expression of a high hope
that the Czar would accelerate the
negotiations for an armistice which
may lead to an honorable peace.
By mauy this note is considered
as equivalent to saying that , if ne
gotiations be not hastened , the
Queen's government will consider
that oneot the unexpected occur
rences referred to in her speech at
the opening ot Parliament has ar
rived , and that a decisive step to.
wardsjintervention will at once be
Caoiuot meetings are held daily ,
and every one looks for the most
important action shortly.
Gen. Qourko is said to be hasten
ing toward Gallipoli , to cut off trans ,
portation ot Suleiman Pasha'a army
to Lonptantinople by sea , the latter
having reached the ecacoast of Kra.
vala. Duiing his retreat ho lost
about 4,000 .killed , 3,000 prisoners ,
at.d fifty guns.
Berlin January 24. Seml-Offlcial
Provisional Correspondence says it
perceives in the earnest and suc
cessful negotiations for an armistice
the probability of speedy and con
clusive peace. The article adds :
Complete peace will not be settled
by two belligerents at once and so
lution of questions which have to be
taken into consideration cannot to a
certain extent ba effected without
previous understanding of Europe
an powers and their co-operation ,
but relations hitherto subsisting be
tween the powers appear to afford
grounds for trusting that at this de
cisive moment of eastern complica.
tions success will attend the efforts
made to bring about a solution ,
while fully protecting interests of
the general peace. A pledge of this
seems to be afforded by wisdom and
moderation of the Emperor of Rus
sia , his intimate union with neigh ,
boring powers , and the peaceful dis
position recently manifested by En
DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY.
Adrianople is situated at the con
fluence of the Tundja , the Maritza ,
and the Arda" , and Is about 135 miles
From Constantinople. Us popula
tion has been variously estimated at
from 80,000 to 140,000 inhabitant * .
According to the most trustworthy
accounts about half of these are
lurks , 30,000 Bulgarians and Greeks
and the remainder Jews and Anne
aians. Adriauople was taken by
the Turks from the'Greek emperors
In 1362 aud was made th
Capital of the Turkish Empire , re.
cuhiningso until Constantinople was
seized In 1453. It is at present vir
tually an open town. The old part
s Eurrrounded Dy a wall and con
-ains a citadel , but these are now
iselesa as defenses. Recently more
nodern works bavo been construct
ed by the Turks , but these are only
) f field or at most ot a provisional
ype. In the opinion of Von Moltke ,
he hollow roads , ditches , and gar-
len walls without the town afford
; reat facilities for its defense.and the
approaches may be covered by troops
10 as to rest upon the rivers , but
inly in corps of not less than 30,000
> r 40,000 men. The town is how-
iver overlooked by heights on every
ide , and , consequently it would be
iardy possible to hold it against an
irmy provided with modern artil-
ery. The first view of Adrianople
3 described by Von Moltke as being
wonderfully beautiful , the white
ainarets and the low-roofed cupolas
if the mosque ; , baths , and caravan
erias rising in countless numbers
bove the endless mass of white
[ at roofs and the broad tops of the
lane trees. The country around is
Iso exceedingly lovely.
From the valleys of the rivers
tills rise up gently , but to a consid
rable height , covered with vine-
ards and orchards ; and as far as
he eye can reacn it sees nothing
ut fertile field0 , groves of fruit
rees and flourishing villages. With-
Q , however , the streets are narrow
nd irregular , the shelving roofs of
lany of the houses projecting so as
n meet those on the opposite side of
PS PROPOSED TRANSFER TO THE
ndon Morning ; Advertiser.
We understand , on the best au-
lority , that the question is under
iscussion at St. Petersburg of trans-
jrring the naval power of Russia
om the Northern Seas to Nicol-
leg , Hebastopol , or some other port
i the south. For some years past
10 authorities have fully recognized
IB difficulty of maintaining an ef-
cient iron-clad fleet at Cronstadt ,
'hich , for six months out the
relveis surrounded by Ice.and they
ave waited far the ripening of the
astern question to give the project
> rious consideration. The tiine is
ow felt to have come when the
peningof the Dardanelles to the
iuadrons of Russia may be looked
pen as a certainly , aud two points
ill in consequence be brought uu-
er immediate discussion the first
i to the selection of the harbor in
IB Black Sea , and the second as to
IB extent that Cronstadt shall be
ismantled of its present exclusive
val power. A strong feeling ex-
ts In favor of restoring Hebastopol
i its former colossal proportions ,
it on account of the ruins which
icumber the harbor and the ha-
lity of the port to be severed
om the mainland , many
.embers of the St. Peters-
irg admiralty regard the project
ith disfavor. At the same time
e inconveniences of Nicolaieff are
lly recognized , and both Odessa
id Kertch are , so far as dockyards
e concerned , considered to be al-
gether out of the question. An
ipreeslon prevails that Sebastopol
will be the port selected as the head
quarters of the nayal power in thi
south ; thot some point will be cho
sen near the mouth of the Danub <
to answer the same purpose tha
Kertch does to the fiver Don , anc
that a strong naval station will bi
established at Batoum , the acquisi
tion of which is regarded in olflcia
quarters as being beyond a doubt.
r.JIS NATiOWAIi CAPITAL.
Washington , January 24. The
boasted Democratic economy of th
last session ) under the revelations oi
the needed deficiency bills , has
grown rapidly less at tne close of the
fiscal year. It was only J19.000.000 ,
in place of $28,000,000 or 530,000,000
claimed. Three and a half nlUUuss
of this was the saving in intetoat ,
with which the House had nothing
to do. One and a half millions was
on account of Bristow's reduction of
the custom house expenses , and
subsequent deficiency bills will
make a still further reduction of
nearly five million ? , thus leaving
the total of the Democratic econo
my a little over nine mil
lions. Even this has ceriously
crippled several branches of the
public service , and the Democrats
themselves are now moving to re
store some of the offices which were
cut off. As an example , Mr. Cly-
me.-in the appropriation committee
yesterday moved to have the Minis
ter to Bolivia restored ana consuls
also sent back to that nation. He
urged as a reason that 0110 Pennsyl
vania company was shipping heav
ily to ports In that country , one
cargo alone of late having reached
$30,000. Consular protection was
needed. The restoration of several
other stations , cut off to increase the
Democratic showing of economy , is
now urged by the Democrats.
A DISTRICT BOND JOB.
A large lobby of New York bank
ers and brokers who are friendly
with the District ot Columbia ring ,
are here to procure the passage of a
bill making provision for the pay
ment of interest on the District 3-
65 J bonds permanently by the Unit
ed States. These bonds are 20 per
cent , below par , arid a resumption
of that interest by the government
would raise them materially and
enable the holders to unload at a
large profit. They are working ]
bar ! to get the matter before ar in
vestigation committee as to wheth
er the bonds were Illegally ibsued or
not , as it is said many millions of
them were. The holders expect to
operate through Fernando Wood's
committee , and hope to induce Mr.
Sayler , of Ohio , as a man of nation
al reputation , to shoulder the re
sponsibility of engineering the bill
INSOLVENT BANK TAXUS.
The Senate finance committee
agreed to recommend the passage
( with sundry amendments ) of the
bill introduced by Senator Davis , of
Illinois , to remit the taxes on insol
vent savings banks.
The following is the bill to remit
the taxes on insolvent savings banks
as amended by the finance commit
tee and reported to the Senate :
Be it enacted , That any tax due
or claimed to be due from a savings
bank which was in existence on
June 18th , 1874 , and which has
claimed to be and has been recog
nized as such by the laws of its
state , and which has made returns
as a savings bank to the bureau of
internal revenue , and which shall
have been ascertained by the com
missioner of internal reyenue to be
insolvent , then any tax due or
claimed to be due by such bank to
the United States at the time or du
ring such insolvency shall bean-
nulled , but no tax already paid shall
be refunded , nor shall any such tax
be abated except in so far as tne col
lection thereof would operate to lea-
sen the sum received by the deposit-
9rs in such1 bank.
MAIL PACKAGES STOLEN.
The Postmaster General has re-
jently received numerous com
plaints that merchandise packages
ire taken from the mails. Invest !
; ation of many cases shows that
; hey were stolen before they were
leposited in the department. The
Postmaster General is now in cor-
espondence with Eikill , an official
> f the liondon postoffice , who has
prepared a system of checks .which
le thinks will prevent these losses.
Che Postmaster General will rec-
> mmend that Congress authorize an
THE WHISKY TAX.
There is just one majority in the
rays and means committee for a
eduction of the tax on whisky to
ixty cents. The following are the
nembers in favor of the reduction :
Sibson , Tucker , Kelly , Harris , Rob-
ilns and Sayler. Burchard , of 111- !
mis , was but has changed bis mind.
The president has appointed H.
J. Young and John Grossins , of
) hio , and George P. Hart and John
3. Hartidge of Florida , honorary
lominisaloners to the Paris exhibi-
ion. They were nominated by the
Joveruora of their respective States.
The government is in a dilemma
u ( tie case of Mr. Hilliaid. of
Jeorgia , Democrat , nominated for
Minister to Brazil during the extra
ession. After considerable delay a
avorably report was made , out no
, ctioh was taken by the Senate.
Jpon the adjournment of Congress
he Secretary of State telegraphed
o Mr. Billiard , who in the mean-
Ime had arrived at his post , that ho
ras no longer a Minister of the
Inited States , as the Senate
ad failed to confirm him. The
! ommittee on Foroien Affairs now
sem to be less disposed than ever
3 make a report at all in his case ,
'he government is anxious that
ome action be taken , as there is
ow a vacancy in the mission to
aat country , and important ques-
ons pending require a "represents ,
ve with full powers. It is ascer-
dned that the Democrats are not
isposed to espouse bis cause and
10 Republicans will not.
Senator Ferry , chairman of the
mate committee on post offices and
est roads , submitted to Senator
[ atthews , yesterday , the written
larges preferred against J. P. Loge.
enator Matthews expressed the
reaiest surprise , and realizing that
le nomination would not be con-
rmed with the charges not satis-
.ctoriiy explained , telegraphed
oge that he must come on and
icet them. Even the strongest
lends of Loge admit that if the
atementa of Mr. Seasongood and
Lr. Throner are true , that he can-
ot be confirmed.
San Francisco , January 23. Agi-
, tore Kearney , Knight , Wellock
id Hayward , were released from
tnfinementon bail yesterday after ,
Depredations on Timber Lands
Results of the Vigorous Jtteasarefl t
Break Up Timber Stealing ,
Amonnt Realized by the Treami ;
f.diri Selcarcs In MfnuC8Otat
.Lonlslaild ) Btlsslsslppl
aud Other Stale * ,
Wuhinr i-aDispatch to the Now York Time
The reform theories introduced bj
Secretary. Schurz , in dealing wltl
trespassers upon the timber lands o
the United States , have thus far re
suited in covering a large aum 01
money into the treasury , and have
effectually broken up uome of the
enterprising aud practical "groups"
which have been realizing large
profits from cutting timber on the
public lands. A statement is now
being prepared at the interior De
partment showing what has baen
done to recover for trespasses here
tofore made , and new plans are be
ing formed for continuing opera-
tionu for the protection of the gov-
ernme'nt. The report of the commis
sioner of the general land office for
1877 shows that from January 1 ,
1856 , until January 1,1877 , a period
of twenty-one years , the total amount
of money deposited in the Treasury
on account of timber trespass was
$ 199,998 , and the total amount paid
out for the recovery of that sum was
145,625 , leaving a net balance of
$154,373 , which is a little more thaa
the value of timber on 5OuO , acres of
good pine land.
Under the old system , if it can be
called system , the government had
little or no protection against tres
pass , agents of the government be
ing permitted to compromise and
settle with the depredators. On
April 2 last Secretary Sohurz adopt
ed an entirely new system for the
purpose of Collecting damages for
the waste and devastation already
committed , and more particularly
for stopping future deprepatlons. A
circular was issued by the General
Liand Office , by tile direction of the
Secretary , detailing clerks to act un
der the immediate instructions
of the Commissioner in ascertaining
when , whore , and by whom depre
dations have been Committed on
the public lands , all the facts iu each
Ease being reported to the commis
sioner. Clerks and employes are
prohibited under the new regula
tions from making any compromise
For depredations committed. AU
propositions submitted to them with
that object in view are to be report
ed to the Land Office , with a full
statement of the facts , showing the
nature and extent of the depreda
tions , when and by whom commit
ted , the amount and value of the
timber cut , aud the value of the land
[ n its present and former condition.
Dn the reception of these reports the
commissioner of the Land Office is
required to make a report to the
secretary , giving his opinion upon
the cases presented , in order that
juch proceedings may be taken in
the premises as may ba deemed nee-
; ssary. In accordance with
these instructions , special agents
were appointed , or clerks In the
General Laud Office were detailed ,
to inveatigate the trespasses upon
public lands in the several States
iud upon tneir reports , suits , botl
; riminal and civil , were institute"
: o cover the damages sustained an
0 punish the trespassers. As far as
eports have been received , the fol
owing results have baen obtained
In the State of Minnesota-78 civi
ind 25 criminal suits have been
tommenced and prosecuted to Una
udgments , resulting in verdicts in
aver of the government in every
iase. Where the logs or timbe
vere subject to seizare _ , they wen
eized , and upon judgment being
endered some have been sold. Thi
.mount thus realized from the sali
if logs in Minnesota is nearly $13 ,
00 , and the judgments rendera
.mount . to $3,775. These suits were
or trespasses committed during the
Pinter of 1876-7 , and resulted in
erdicta in favor of tne Governmen
tt 5.337,686 feet of logs or their
aluo. Many trespasses were un-
oubtediy committed during the las
'inter of which the department has
ot official information , but all cases
sported have been prosecuted with
ut distinction. Trespasses aggrega
Ing more than 60,000,000 of feet ,
ommittcd in past years , have beer
sported , and suits for the value of
IB logs will be commenced. One
f the principal objects sought to be
ccomplished by this new system is
> stop future depredations and tres
asses upon the public lands , and it
1 believed this object has been fully
ttamedin the State of Minnesota ,
'he ' necessity , however , for a vigor-
113 prosecution of the work in that
ta'te still exists , and If the Govern-
lent is to realize what it should for
mds already despoiled it must not
: lax its efforts m this direction.
In the State of Louisiana , Colas-
) U Parish , about 28,000,000 feet of
igswere seized by the-U.S. Mar-
ial in May last , at the instance of
special agent of the Interior De-
artment , of which a portion has
sen sold , realizing $10,932 , and the
slunce still remains in custody ,
.ecently . , near Shreveport , a large
uamity of logs and lumber was
iized , estimated to be worth 596.-
In the State of Mississippi 70 suits
ive been commenced , bas < d upon
le investigations and reports of the
; ents of the Interior Department ,
id lumber logs , and turpentine , es-
mated to be worth $368,408 , seized.
respadses have been committed in
ils State in the most bold andreck-
ss manner. Entire counties in the
uthern portion of the State have
ten devastated , the principal occu-
ition of the people in that section
ipearing to be the stealing of lum-
T from the public lands. These
tids were valuable only for the
mber growing upon them , and this
nber has been removed to a very
rge extent , the United States re
iving no consideration whatever
In Florida 12 suits have been
mmenced , 6 civil and 6 criminal
le value of the logs and timber
ized in this btate is estimated at
11,800. The investigations show
at the trespasses in Florida have
en quite as extensive as tnose in
misiana and Mississippi.
Investigations made also show
at the extensive trespasses have
en committed upon public lands
Arkansas , Alabama , Colorado ,
Ichigan , Wisconsin , Califoraia ,
gen , and the Territories of
ashington , Montana , and Utah.
Ho far as reported , 190 civil ana
criminal suits have been com-
snced , and the property seized is
timated to be worth $873,723. An
uregate statement of the proper-
thus far seized cannot be given at
is time , but it is quite a large
m. If the work , which is still in
infancy , is vigorously prosecur-
, it must result in the placing
several hundred thousand dol-
rs in the treasury , ani preventing
rther trespassing on government
lands. The amount of money re
ceived from the proceeds of thi
sales of timber , cut on the publli
lands , since January 9,1877 , is $92 ,
338 , or more than one-third of tin
wnole amount received from th <
same source during the period cov
ered by the 21 years preceding.
In order to carry on this wort
successfully , an appropriation will
be required , and the Secretary of the
interior will shortly ask Congress tc
furnish him the necessary funds to
enable him to secure Indemnity to
the government for past depreda
tions , and prevent trespasses m the
THE MATTHEWS RESOLUTION.
WashinEtom Dispatch 'to the Chica .b-
nno. e *
As the time for taking a vet ou
the Matthews resolution approaches ,
the silver men are bcomlug more
earnest. The debate is drawing to a
close , and the vote will dpubtles f > e
taken to-morrow. The silver men
now claim fifty-two votes , which is
more than the necessary two-thirds.
Butler , ot South Carolina , however ,
has defined himself as opposed to
silver. He had for a time been coun
ted on the other side. When the
Matthews resolution comes to a vote
Mr. Conkling' ' attempt to make it a
Joint instead ot a concurrent reeolu-
tion will be first voted on , then the
next amendment of Senator Ed-
munds , and lastly the resolution ,
and the final vote will draw forth
the whole strength of the extreme
Several members of the Syndi
cate , whose contract with the gov
ernment for the Bale of the 4 per
cent , bonds has lately been term- !
nated by the secretary of tie treasu
ry , are expected in Washington this
evening. They come to arrange for
the settlement of their business with
the government , and to induce the
President and ! secretary of the treas
ury to release them from thuir last
subscription of $10,000,000. They
have represented to Secretary Sher
man that his success in his new un
dertaking to sell the 4 per cent
bonds to the people will depend
upon auch a release. If they are re
quired to keep these bonds and pay
for them they will be obliged to sell
them and go into the market in
competition with the Government.
No conclusion has been reached on
the subject , but it was considered in-
jldentally in tne cabinet meeting
today. Secretary Sherman told
the cabinet that he thought the
prospect good for the success of his
plan of selllqg the 4 per cent bonds
to the people.
NOTiS PROM THE HU.LS.
Dead Wood , D. T , January 24.
Fho first clear up was made yester-
iay from ore from the Reno mine ,
situated near Gay ville , which yields
ioO ounces of gold , valued by bank-
jra here at a fraction over $1,500.
ffinety-three tons of ere was orush
id , averaging $50 per ton.
Yesterday morning's Pioneer con-
iaics the following : Major D. H.
Uonkling has returned 'rom the ssc-
md trip to the newly dipcover-
; d oil reg'iona near Jenney's
itockade. He reports that people
rom every section of the Hills
ire arriving to secure claims. There
ire at present fifty-two claims lo-
jated , a cabin being built on each.
Messrs. Bascom and Randall , who
uve had much experience iu other
til regions , have taken up claims
hrea miles distant from the oil
prings. They pronounce the indi-
iations for oil the best they have ev-
ir witnessed. About ten miles
lorth of the oil springs six salt
prings have been discovered , from
me gallon of which one pound of
> ure salt was extracted. Several
idrtlesare making preparations to
tut up pans for salt extraction.
Sunday evening a party of six In-
lians undertook to drive eome hors-
a from Slitcber's ranche , situated
.bout . seven miles from Crook City. 1
? he only inmate of the ranche was
. Mr. Collins , who , by continual
Iring , scared the Indians off before
hey could get the stock.
London , January 24. The Mark
jane Express says : Imports of for-
ign wheat into London have shown
lie market is falling off , and the
ulk of last week's arrivals was from
Lmerica and Germany. Business
as been almost at a standstill , as
nyers and sellers baye been walling
nxiously to see what courae pohti-
al affairs will take. Our stocks
f wheat are moderate , and
ur prospective supplies in
efficient to exercise any great de-
ressing influence on the future
aurse of pricea. Millers are , as far
3 can ba ascertained , holding very
ght stocks , and should events turn
ut of a less positive nature than
le recent anticipation ? have led us
> suppose , a large demand may be
redicted both for wheat and feed-
ig stuffs. Trade therefore remains
all. Prices have suffered very lit
e decline either for wheat or feed.
ECRUITINO FOR THE CUBAi *
.New York , January 24. It is ru-
lored that Senor Miguel Aldama ,
le confidential agent of the repub-
c of Cuba , is enrolling recruits for
IB insurgent navy , at his office ,
'o. 35 Broadway. Aldama denies
lat he is enlisting recruits , but ex-
lams a recent advertisement by
tying that he ba ? extended a gen-
: al invitation to the sons of Cuban
sfugees who passsd the required
camination to take free tuition In
IB of the best naval academies out-
de of the United States. The ob-
ct of this instruction in seaman-
lip , said Sicnor Aldama , Is , of
lurse , to fit these young men for
rvice in the Cuban navy. He re-
ses to give any further informa-
San Domingo , January 7 On the
th nit , the Spanish steamer Al.
ntara arrived from Havana bring-
g the commission appointed by
e Spanish government to exam-
e a box supposed to contain the
mams of Christopher Columbus ,
samlnation was permitted. After
any formalities had been gone
rough with , the box was removed
> m the place of its deposit , seals
oken and the inscription closely
amined. The bones were scrupu-
jsly inspected and photographs
ken of the remains.
Hundreds who are wearing shirts
ade by the Omaha Shirt Factory
iclare them perfect fitting , and in
st class style. Our six for $9.00
irt is a favonte. We also make
e finest of flannel wear , ( shrink
em ) and guarantee them in every
spect. Low pricesjflrst-clasagoods ,
id one price only , is onr motto ,
ill not to examine ona goods before
tying elsewhere Chamois under-
are a specialty. Self-measuring
lea gent on application. 202 Farn-
im street. 23 tf
DRY GOOI > ( .
Field , Leiter & Go's ' Fire !
Winter Goods. These are the
AND THEY TELL
For they prove that ivhenivcr there
are any Goods Sacrificed at LESS
than cott of production or importa
tion , the Live and Energetic House
of W. M. B ItSHMAN is sure to
be on hand , and thus secure some of
.hem. ' Ihus it was when the great
house of Field , Letter & Co. , in thi.
: ago , burned , Mr. Bushman at-
ended the Great Sale in personaml
secured some of the Choicest Bar
gains that were offered at thai great
ale , and thus was enabled to expose
hat fraud of a "lire Zoic" on Far.
iam Street , who probably never
nought one dollar's worth at that
veal sale , and who never intended
o remain in Omaha more than
) NE MON2H , 2he great bulk
/ our Lamvrjed Goods are dosed
ut already , and we shall endeavor
3 close cut ths balance within the
\ext \ two weeks. Alsa fl tot of
rom the great Bankrupt tales of
few York , and a full Line of
HOSIERY GLOVES ,
lndesy.earRibboni , Handkerchiefs
.o. ' You cannot find a more 'relia *
'e place of business than that of
W.M.BUSHUAS ) ,
outheast Cor. 15th and Douglas.
NOTHING GIVEN AWAY
lot even a spool of thread ; but we
111 aell the Beat Article of Coats'
bread at 5 cents per spool , or 60
snts per dozen , while the lowest
: e Always Guaranteed at
CHATTEL MORTGAGE SALE.
Notice is hereby given that a chattel mort-
ge , bearing date tho2th ! day of December
, U. 1877. and executed by F. W. J. A Is
i to Lacey aad Fleming to secure the pay.
: nt of four (4) ( ) certain promisary notes for
e Bum of six hundred and fourteen Dollars
314.0J ) in all. as follows , viz : One tinn
ed and twenty five Dollars (5125) ( ) payable
33 days , one hundred and twenty five
illars ( $125) ) payable in 60 days , one hun-
ed and twenty five Dollars ( 125) ) payable
99 days , and two bandied and thirty nine
illars Si39) ) payable in four months , each
nndateDscember i2th. 1877. all bearing
terestatthe rate of 12 per cent , per an-
> m from maturity and pajab'e ' at the
rat National Bank , Omaha. Nebraska ,
d which said mortgage was recrnlod in
D office of the County Clerk of Douglas
nnty. State of Nebraska , on the 12th day
December. A. D. . 3877. in Book " V" of
irtgagcs. at page 138 thereof , and ui > on
lich mortgage there is due at the time of
o first publication of this notice on this
thdr.y of January. A. D..1878. the sum
six hundred and fourteen dollars ( fill ) ,
th ii.tcrett on one hundred and twcnly-
0 dollars ( $125) ) from the llth day of Jan-
ry , 1878. at 12 per cent , per annum , and
which mortgage the furniture and fix-
roj contained in the " French Cofiea
msa" Jio. 2p2 Faraham street , in the
y of Omaha , in said county and State , at
lows , to wit :
Seventeen (17) ) black walnnt marble top
jlos. twenty-four (24) ( ) black walnut eane-
ited chairs , one (1) ( ) carpet lounge , six 16) )
: chen c ne seated chair ? , one lit black
.Inntdesk. onol ( ) large mirror with mar-
( fhelf , two (2 ( } smaller mirrors , one ( I )
track and umbrella stand with mirror ,
ir (4) spitt'-ons , two (2) ( ) call-bells , one (1) ( )
ter cooler , one (1) ( ) wool carpet ( used in
its' parlor ) , one (1) ( ) wool carpet ( n < ed in
lies' parlor' ' , two (2) ) Ilecla self feeding
VPS with pice attached , one (1) ( ) Chartr
k stoTO number 15. with two (2) ( ) large
ilers. two (2) ( ) tea kettles , fonr (4) ( ) coffee
1 tea pou , twenty (2) ( ) ) pans belonging
ireto. ionr [ 41 silver-plated castors , four
' , eight [ 8 ] dozen knives , forks ,
leand tea spines , forly-twn 142 ] dozen
nkins and towel.twenty2Jl | ( dozen piece :
na and crockery used in rojtaurant , fonr
dozen jars and crocics. one [ 1 ] scale , six
kitchen tablg and shelves , two [ 2j ice
tea , ene (1) ( ) oyster cooking apparatus and
tures. two (2) ( ) coffee mills , one II ] meat
shines two [ 2j bedsteads and bedding ,
112 ] tables , one [ 1J black walnnt table ,
ee 13 ] sets gas fixtures , two [ 2J gets win-
T shades , two [ 21 kitchen safes. sfx6) [ )
itation black walnnt chairs , was inort-
; ed to said Lacey 4 Fleming to secure the'
a of money mentioned therein
1 hereinbefore , cot fgrth , will be
rclosed ty the sale of said property at
blio Auction at the building nutcber 252
rnham Street , in the City of Omaha , in '
i County andState , known as the French
foe Ilr.ute , on the Sth day of February.
D 1S78 , between the hours of 10 o'clock
B. . and 1 o'clock p. m. of said day , and
tinue from day to day between those
irs , until ! tuch sale shall bo com i leled.
LACEY 4 FLEMING.
R. E. Gayloril , their Attorney.
iri tipCTi nc la th tmtmriK of Sc iu *
eiieo ofbolh trxn.
zi ! , ou the myrt nf of nprodne.
the went Inflnmtteiotrout )
< -n ate mdlax , wiiirh f houM be krpt under lock u
> * ot nTJfirrital forM > et < .
PR1VATB MEDICAL THEATI8E on ell diismw
Private Nature tn botn ICIM. 'he abuMi nivt . 19
ni ct the fcznal 1 1 ium , ud the mrtiu ol cuie.L'O pi
rpErmnnp * . * 4 uadcreil ior2S eta. "
ZDICAI. ADT3CK on Sexual and Chronic l > Ufi
\Tnknna , Catarrb , CancerUaEtnnineOpiur
t. * injOp tr work fnt under teal for 10 ctiA -
obuo'ftcoculuiug46O page * and ertrrthmzwort.
dne on tic titTtrt , pnt cecurely sealed oa re
t of CO eta. AJtlrcm , Or. Butts' Oitpent
j M. Ste Jt-6f-
MERCHA > TALOHING. !
PLEVNA HAS FALLEN
-AT LAST , AND SO HAS-
rank JB Ramie
! WILL SELL , FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAY ? ,
Woollens at a Lower Profit
TH&XT AHY OTHER HOUSE IN THE WEST ,
AND ALSO A
Line of d 1
"Underwear , Seseryi Supenders ,
FINE SILK HANDKERCHIEFS , SILK AND MARINO MUFFLERS.
SOAHFS , SATCHELS ,
§ ilk and ALoaca Umbrellas ,
WAIK1KG CANES , STREET & P1KTY GLOYES
&e. , * &c.j
THE LARGEST &MO3T COMPLETE
IN THE WEST.
.ARGEST STOCK EVER IMPORTED BY ANY WESTERN FIRM
Our Own Direct Importations ,
Now on Exhibition and For Sale at
LESS mn WHOLESALE PRICES
.WATCHES AND CLOCKS
OP ELEGANT DESIGN ,
DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
-OF BAKE QTTAUTY. -
[ olid Gold Sets in Topaz/
Biamoun , Coral ,
Pearl , Cameo ,
Enamel ) etc. Knby
PROM $5 00 TO $1,500 OO FSB. SST
FISrGBB..HIErC3Sf $1 to $500.
Bracelets , Pins ,
G-old Thimbles ,
AT ALL PRICES.
AMERICAN "WATCHES AIJQICLOCKS.
IN ENDLESS VARIETY.
J ± N ZMENSE STOCK. of XjA.r.r.EST X > ESIGIVH in
FREBIE - PLATED SILVEHWABE ,
om the Largest Manufacturing Companies in the United Statoj. at Lois than Whole
GORHAW MAN'F'G CO.'S STERLING PURE SILVERWARE.
'oley's Gold Pens , Gold-Headed Canes , Solid Gold
t liaiux , Gold Binds from ) O to $3 OO ,
Diamond and Other Spectacles ,
In Gold. Siltcr and Steel Frames.
From SO Ceata io QG-
AH Goods Made in onr Manufacturing Department bio o. Xaek i " - C-M. and
larantcod 14k or 18k , as stamp indicates.
Everything Warranted of Standard Qualify.
QWEST POSSIBLE PRICE GUARANTEE.
S&-NO CBARGE I OR ENGltAVlNG.
. JES. janlberman
COR. DQUGiAS & 13TH
155 EXCELSIOR ST07E EGUSE 1877
MZX.TOST S.OGSSS ,
Wholesale an' Xetail Dealer in
i ' 5 ii Fin IPR ! } ,
IIS PLATS , METALS AND TIHITEBB' * * .
[ imped , Plain aud Japanned Tin Ware , Tinners' Toola and Machine * .
the Celebrated Granite Iron Ware , Complete Line of
Camp and Miners' Equipage.
jmpt Attention given to Orders from the Trade. Eend for Catalogue and Price Lht.
HILTON ROGER * * ,
No. 243 Farnbam St. , Omaha , Net )
AHI > MAtLT-IIOV&E.
Corner Sixth & Leavemvorth Streets ,
Cmalia , Nebraska
XST Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended to. janl ly
[ IQHEST Market PHICE
ill Ms of Bat Fling
A. HUBERMAN ,
Wlifcea to reiticd all hi fiiesdc.ani the pcbtic gen-
; rally. that Chnstmu i * cloo at rnn-1. and that bo nxi
a large Stock or the Haliday Trale.snd thi
LAEGEST STOCK OF FUES
Weft of Sew York. Also a Stock of
That cannot n j beitea in Price nor Quality , ami
He Will Not Be Undersold.
Please Call and Examine My Slock
Bifore Purchasing Eliewhcre.
norltuthaijatem 513 Th'rteeat j Street. Oman * .
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