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THEOMABTADAJLY BEE , MONDAY. f S , 1880.
PATRIOTS WHO WAST PLACES
Goodly Drop of Candidates Who Have Shied
Their Oaator Into the Ring.
SURETHINGS AND DARK HORSES
Motley Crowd for Tyro or Old
Timer to Select Kroiu Collect
ing a Judgment Under Diffi
culties Capital NotCH.
[ most TIIF. nr.r.'s u.NCor.v
The winter snows arc disappearing , a
spring-like blandncss fills tlio air , and
candidates for ofllcc nro springing up on
every side , moro numerous , just now at
least , than the regulation crocuses and
daisies which the poet's wild imagination
Pictures in print ns harbingers ot spring.
Iho olllclnl place hunters are husy , nnd
though their harvest is distant yet those
many months , their seed time is at hand ,
nud they walk the haunts of men , prepar
ing for a goodly crop of votes the coming
fall. Among thu busiest of these indus
trious candidates are the seekers after
gubernatorial honors , and they nro
legion. Nearly ovcrv town in the state
has some patriotic oitl/.on who Is willing
to sacrifice himself to the interests of the
people and become their executive at a
yearly salary of sf'.mtO. . The time was
when the governor of Nebraska was an
impoitanf personage , and shuned and
administered in a largo degree the affairs
of state. 'Tis so no longer , largely
owing , doubtless , to the mediocrity oftlio
men who of late soars have been chosen
to lill the olllce. Now most of tlio real
work is done by the heads of depart-
mi'iits , the secretary of stale , treasurer ,
auditor , and commissioner of public
lands , who by force of circumstances
really control the patronage of the slate ,
and make of the governor a more clerk.
Still these arc supposed to attach to the
I'vocutlvo a sort of political prestige
which makes his pathway to higher lion-
01 s clearer and easier , and in this may
bo found tlio real secret of "tho heart's
desire" of so many * men. Among the
gentlemen who will probably enter tlio
lists at the republican convention next
4 fall , now in training' for the race , are
A. D. lluckworlli , of North Plallo ; A. II ,
Conner , Kearney ; N. J. Paul , St. Paul ;
John L. Means , Grand l lund ; Leander
( lorard , Columbus : C. P. Matlhowson ,
Norfolk ; John M. Thnycr , Grand Island ;
K. K. Valentine , West 'Point ; Gco. W. K.
Uorsoy , Fremont ; Lorenzo Crounso , Fort
Culhoun ; IIcmyT. Clarke , Omaha ; A. W.
Thomas , Weeping Water ; J. IK Dins-
more , Siitton ; A. II. Sewers , Hastings ;
J. M. Lee , Oxford ; Carlos C. Htirr , Lin
coln ; Samuel C. Smith. Beatrice ; E. P.
llo"gcn , Lincoln.
The lire-sent executive. James W.
Dawes of Saline , having lined tlio ofllco
two terms , will not bo a candidate for re-
nomination , but will confine his efforts
towards shaping the next legislature seas
as to secure his election to the United
States senate. The very mention of this
makes intelligent republicans smile audi
bly , for it is generally- known that Dawes
has about us much litne&s tor the ollice
as Colonel Prank Simms , and it is a dollars
lars to cents bet that ho cannot even se
cure a delegation from his own county.
There are eight candidates for secre
tary of Mute already in the field. At tlio
head is the somewhat ubiquitous IJrud
Slaughter of Fullerton , who is always on
hand at convention time , waiting , like
Micawber , for something to turn. up.
Next comes Chun Kobinson of
St. Paul , closely followed bv
Jus. F. Zcdiker , of Franklin ; J. B.
McDowoIlt of Fuirbury ; H. W. Furnas ,
of Brownvillc ; George P. Winterstcen , ot
Geneva- , John H. Manchester and U. II.
Wheeler , of Omaha. Winterstecn is the
present deputy and on that account is
supposed to lulvc the inside track , but
Koggen will probably keep his hands oft' ,
a- , any move to help Wintorsteon would
concentrate the opposition against him
in tlio gubernatorial conte.st.
Aspirants for tlio United States senate
are numerous , and would bo more so but
for the unwritten but generally respected
law of succession that the luckv man this
year must live south of the Platto. In
accordance with this the candidates that
have so far presented .themselves are all
"far down" men. Albinns Nance , the
boy governor , was the lirst to shy his
castor into the ring , closely followed by
Governor Dawes. Georcp W. Post ,
of York , is avowedly in the race ,
as are also Judge Cobb , of
Lincoln t ex-Senator Paddock , of
U -atrloo. and Congressman Weaver of
Falls Oity. Senator Van Wyck is silent ,
a ? yet , but it is beginning to be admitted
that he has the inside track , and barring
unforscon accidents , will succeed himself ,
a consummation devoutly to bo wished.
The Paddook and Cobb men are on a still
hunt , it being the plan of both to hold
back ni dark horses and in certain con-
tiugr noles have their names sprung on
the logMatitro as compromise candidates.
Judge Cobb's silent campaign has pro
gressed so far , it is said , that an under
standing has been had by whieh Judge
Homer is to bu placed on the supreme
bench in case Cobb is called to come up
Congressional candidates , except in the
First district are a little backwards about
coining forward. George M. Humphrey ,
of Pawnee City , would like to succeed
Weaver , as would also Allen Field , of
4 Lincoln , Church Howe , of Numalm , and
1 J. B. Westonl of Beatrice , with Weaver
himself looming un in the back ground
as an aspirant for a third term m case
his senatorial ship is wrecked early in tlio
race. In the second district Jim Laird
of Stinking Water , and W. F. Scott"of
York , are the only ones who have de
UNION I'Acino COAI. Tiumo.
The railway commission lias prepared -
pared a table for incorporation in their
annual report to the governor , showing
the number of tons ot coal hauled by the
Union Pucitie during 1831 , the price per
Ion at the various stations , the number of
miles hauled , nnd the rate pur mile. The
computation is made on the figures fur *
ni-lied by President Adams , of a net cost
at tli mines of $ l.ii | } per ton. On this
basis thu coal buslneof the Union
Pacific in 1B8I made a profit for the com
pany -11118,51)3.1 ) ; ) , an averjigo of Wl
aunts on every ton handled. The real
prolit eould be shown to be over double
that were it po-siblo to get at the nut cost
of tr.inspoitation. The Ihjuros put out
by thu cmniiiisMon are as follows-
A lUTTT.K AT
Hearing that Poska , the defendant In
the Amdurska-Pojka case tried in the
United States court last week , was dispos
ing of his property , the marshal visited
him Saturday to collect the judgment ot
fl.WK ) rendered in favor of Aimlurska <
When the marshal reached Poska'.s place
ho was confronted by two viragoes who
made a violent assault with tongue and
1st , and tried to drive him oft' . Undo
Sam's representative was firm , however ,
and finally succeeded in levying on n
p.ifo nnd other valuable articles , when
Poska weakened and expressed a willing
ness to settle. After a little haggling
Amdurskn consented to take $3,000 , ami
a compromise was effected on that basis.
Landlord Kitchen has a force at work
renovating the rooms on the north side
of the Commercial and making them in *
The Northwestern survcvors are nt
work running a line parallel with the B.
& M. just north of Iho city.
Hugh Kdwards , a teacher in the Capitol
school , was arrested Saturday for beat
ing Thaddous Osborno , a 10-ycar-ald boy ,
with a strap. The case will bo heard
Major Burr has called a mooting of
citi/.ons for 7:20 : o'clock Tuesday evening ,
nt the city hall , to prepare a bid for secur
ing tno next reunion of the ( J. A. 11. to beheld
held In Lincoln.
The appraisers of the Gitthmann estate
filed their report with Judge Parker Sal-
unlay , and were discharged. When Ruth-
matin died some years ngo , an appeal was
taken from Judge Parker's decision giv
ing the widow the homestead in addition
to her dower interest. The district court
reversed Parker's decision , but- the supreme
premo court afterwards alnrmcd it , and
now the matter is finally settled.
The Chicago police are after a man
named Jack Lawler , who is wanted for
murder committed iu thateity in October
last. At Klkhorn , in this state , is a man
who answers to Lawler's description in
every particular height , weight , color of
hair , eyes , clothes , etc. and ho lias boon
visited and inspected recently
by detectives from Omaha , Lin
coln and other cities. This man
acknowledges that ho was in Chicago In
July last , but loft there about that time ,
and has been in Nebraska over since.
As His story is vouched for by reputable
citi/.ens of Eluhorn , no attempt lias been
made to arrest him.
The First National bank of Broken
Bow , manned by S. II. Burnham. presi
dent , L. II. Jewctt , cashier , and O. P.
Pcrloy , assistant , is iu the Hold ready for
DEAI.S . OF TUI2 AVEHK.
Summary of Heat Kstnte lluslncss
For tlio 1'ust Seven Days.
The spell which lias hung over realty
business lor tlio past few weeks namely
the snow still prevails , and transactions
are chiefly of a contemplative nature ,
largo numbers of persons expressing
their intentions to buy in the spring.
Notwithstanding , business has been
fairly good , as the following summary ,
between the 28th of last month and the
1th inst , will show :
Jan. 2S 15 transfets S 12,400
" 20 13 " 18,500
" 30-15 " : r > , ooo
Feb. 1 7 " 2,003
" B 13 " 20,003
" a-io "
" 4 8 " ' . ' 3,000
The northeast corner of Fifteenth and
Douglas , the property of Mr. Byors of
Lcavenworth , Kans. , is at last to be im
proved much to the gratification of tlio
community. The tenants of the small
frame buildings on the property have been
notified to vacate by May 1. An offer of
STo.OOO has frequently been made for this
property during the past year without
avail. It is to-day undoubtedly worth
§ 100,000. and it is lair to presume that a
building corresponding in value to the
ground will be orcctedthereori.
Tlio Hank Clearings.
"Tho bank clearings this week are
heavier than they have been for some
time past , " said the manager of tlio clear
ing house , Mr. Hughes , Saturday. "Janu
ary is naturally n dull month , nnd the
reaction is commencing to sot in the oth
er way. Wait a few weeks nnd you will
see us doing a tremendous business. "
Following are tlio figures for the week ,
by days :
Tuesday : > 7i,282.u :
Wednesday 7 ! 0,020.24
ThuiMlay Wr , > Ol.-lO
A Hoarding House Ula/.e.
At three o'clock Saturday afternoon a
lire wept out the upper lloor of Vanous'
lodging house , near Boyd's packing
house. , on thu south sulu. The depart
ment checked the flames.
Douii Millspaueli's Resignation.
Dean Millspaugh has officially notified
the vestry that his connections with Trin
ity parish as its rector and the Cathedral
as its dean would cease after the 22nd of
this month. Mr. Millspaugh is called to
St. Paul's church , Minneapolis.
J. D. Clarke , of Papillion , spent Sun
day in Omaha.
J. G. llainoof Grand Island was a guest
at the Millurd yesterday.
John H. Van I3oskirk and C. J. Hanks ,
of Aurora , are in the city , stopping nt
Ernst Bonninghoven , corrcspondlne
editor of tlio Illinois Sluuts-Zoitung , of
Chicago , was in the city Saturday in the
Interests of his paper.
Leave of absence for twenty-five days
lias been granted Major Charles M. Ter
rell , paymaster United States army sta
tioned at tliis point.
Among the state people at the Paxton
yesterday were .J. II. Reynolds , Wymoro ;
W. H. Crater , Clmdron ; F. M. Hall and
N. C. Abbott , Lincoln , and Mark M.
Coad , Fremont.
Thu insurance companies represented
in this city are propusing to investigate
the eases of the alleged South Omaha lire-
bugs the Barretts , and it ss probable
that toiHo startling rovol.itions will fol
THIS UMIIVAI.I.VII ;
Foimir.u.s- lti-.Mr.uv is
WAHUAMCD M > T TO
CONTAIN A 6IM1I.E
I'AIITICJ.V. OF MEUCUUV
Oil ANV JNJUI1IOUS
MINHIIAIi SUllsTANCb ,
nurispuiiuiA * vun-
It AVIII Oin-o all Dlseancs OnusoU
by Derangement oftlio Jjlvcr ,
Kidney ana Htomiich.
If ) ou feel dull , drowsy , debilitated have fro
epipiit hciiiiuclic , mouth tustod Imdly , poor up
jiutlto uiul toiiKUu coated , you are Vuirorliiir
iromtoipia liter , or "biliousness , " and notli ng
At uny tlmo you fool jour system
ncuda cleanolnar , toning , regulating with-
ouUlolont purjrlni. , or stimulating tvlth-
Simmons Liver Regulator
J. IF , S5EIL1N & CO. , Philadelphia , Pa
THE WEEK IN WALL STREET
Railway Bonds Supplanting Stocks as a
Profitable Investment ,
COMPETITION FELT SEVERELY.
OlisorvliiR People Tintifih at tlio Men
tion of the "Word Pool A Hopeful
View From a Capable Jud o
of tlio Wheat Future.
The Dullness Situation.
Niw VORK , Feb. 7. [ Special Telegram. ]
In stocks tlio week closed with n further
adance of Increased buying ot llrst mort-
cage bonds of all the roads In fair standing.
This activity in the bond market Is similar to
that obtaining Just after the first ot the year.
This tendency to buy the better class of rail
way bond * Is doubtless stimulated by tlio re
cent calls for governments , which points so
unmistakably to the early extinction of
United States secmitles as n profitable In
vestment. This grow Ing disposition on the
part of the investing public to buy bonds is a
bad sign ns regards the prices of stocks. For
a year or two now the leading bailkcrs , both
heicaiul In London , have persistently taught
that stocks aio worthless from now on , nnd
that the only sensible thing l > to sell Mocks
and buy thst mortgage bonds. This
soil of tall : gradually has its effect ,
llcsldcs the public Is teaming that o\cn
the best Council pool Is In teallty nothingniora
than an agreement on paper of three or four
Individuals to do certain things , in iclatlon
to which they have no contiol. Obscivlug
people aio beginning tp laugh at the very
word pool. As things now look , the gieat
bankers who made the backbone ol hist
.summci's combination still hold Immense
blocks of stock , with no prospects of sales in
the near futme.
.Meanwhile the wearing effect of Interna
tional competition in latlway rates piomises
to bo tell still moio Mucrcly. All aiound the
world lallway latcs nio being squee/ed.
Maiked dttreioiices between English and
continental railway rates aie attracting at
tention in England. English rates , on the
whole , ategicatlv in excess of both Herman
and Belgian rates. Uho railway pioblcm
is fast being recogui/ed as that ot
Inteinatlonal competition Itself. IHglnail-
waviatesaie much thesamo to the wheat
giowcr ot Dakota as to the English niauufac-
tmei ; both aio lighting down expenses , save
the actual cost of production. It remains to
be seen how far the International impact Is
to squco/e out the lallway Intcicst and divi
dends. The fight Is one of Incre.iblng inlei-
cst. Iu watclilng it note the fact that in
tlio United Slates railways are constructed
on ono theory , while the."stock market Is be
ing woikcd on the opposlta theory. Thus :
Construction theoiy Antlcipatson of piollts ,
and they got profits as with the Oakes Ames
opciations , nnd Vandeibllt's doubling of tlio
stock of the Ccnti.il load. Stock niaiket
theoiy the glowing up of the countiy will
make good almost any amount of stocks and
bonds , and on this last theory the lists of the
stoek exchange are constantly increasing.
On this theory Gowen bought to monopolize
the mining and cnirylngof anthracite coal at
whate\oi the cost ot the intoiest healing bonds
promised. But to-day , seemingly , the stable
Pennsylvania is consiileilng the wisdom
of guaiauteeliig § 100,000,000 , Heading 4 per
cunts , lest in the absence of such guaianteo a
ciash in Heading may distuib geueial confi
dence , or what theio Is lett of it. So much
for tlio railways.
But many .i.lllions of people are asking
what the piico of wheat is to bo. Under
date of January 'M Mr. I3e.u , editor of the
Maik Lane Expicss , wiites me : "Tho winter
ot 1SS5-C is ono ot the severest. With the
sudden changes of temperature , It Is thought
that the complaints of Injury aie sulHclently
inuiicious , when tlio reduced area Is consid-
cicil , to win ant the conclusion that the crop
is less piomlsing than at this time last jear.
Dining the last tlueo weeks lecclpts of wheat
and Iloui from foreign botuces , and wheat
fiom KnglNh farmeis , have been less than
the estimated consumption. In Hussla It Is
said the icnialnlng exportable sniplus Is
not nt all large , and the latest advices
liom India report a slackness In the
export tiade. As to Austiallu , not oulv are
the veiy bad reports of the jear continued ,
but In addition main is now reported to bo
more or less .shriveled ; also ( that no prepaia-
tiuns for exporting the new crop aio boiiiK
made. On tlio whole , in spite of the great stocks
In the United States and the United King
dom , an iiupiovement In piico would not bo
without justification. The main part of in-
teiebt now is how the winter wheat ciop of
the United States stood the icccnt severe
weather. In south Hussla grave appiclien-
slons aio expressed ns to the prospects of the
crop. Tliiough all the long period of dioop-
lugniaikcts I lia\e remained , nnd still ic-
niain , linn in the expectation of n better piice
in the bpiing. "
A ISrltish Vcsfiol PluyH Havoc In Xow
NKW OIU.K.VJJS , Feb. 7. When the Biltish
steamer Cabtle Cialg .swung out from her
wharf yesterday on her tilp to Liverpool the
pilot discovered that she would not obey her
rudder and ga\o aiders to loverso thu en
gine , Tlio vessel was under full headway ,
howo\cr , "and before tlio order could bo
oboed she ran Into the British ship Erin's
Gem , lying at her wharf , tcarlnor away her
planks , straining her joints and causing the
beams of her deck to open. Shcuilngolf Irom
tlio Kiln's ( Jem the Castle Cralit .struck the
Biltish ship Equator , smashing her bowsprit ,
knocking n hole in her Bide and
bursting her port nnd btaiboard shies.
The hnu.itor parted her lines , and the
Castle Ciaig run between her and the
wluuf , doingronslilci.iblo other damage and
Dually got Into clear water. The ollleers
thought the damage was now over , but the
no\t Instant she crashed into the British
ship Ablana , leaving her a total wreek. SheerIng -
Ing oil again , she countered the Equator tor
tlio .second ttmo , demolishing her tlmbcis
right and left Uhogavo the Ablana another
semo bhaking up , and then the Castle Craig
turned her attention to the Norwegian balk
Ophir. staving In her btihvaiks. She then
steamed out Into the river and was anchoied.
Theio was Intense excitement dining the ac
cident , but the vessels beliiR at thn wharves ,
no live ; , weio lo-t. The total damage will
foot up about S00.003 , divided as lollows :
Kiln's Gem , sr.ooo ; Equator , SiVOOO : Aslana ,
S'i,000 ; Ophir , 3.,000 , and wharf 81,000 , The
damage to thn Castle Craisr Is not known.
All thu ( aimed \esscls will bo unloaded and
run Into thu docks lor loimlis.
Two SlBtors Who Swore Falsely to
Saw an Krrim ; Itrotlicr ,
MAUISIK , WIs. , Feb. 7 , Goveinor Husk
Fi hlay night pardoned two sisters from btates
pilson , .Mrs. Uebecca Moirlat of B.iraboo and
Mis. Margaict M. Cooley ot Mitchell ( Dak. ) ,
who nine mouths ago pmjurod themselves in
tlio circuit court hero in an endeavor to se-
cuio an acquittal by an alibi of their brother ,
James Klrby , a notorious cracksman , on
lUforbu igliuy. Kiiby mid a pal named
hdwards weio tumid guiltyaiid sent to .states
prison for live years. The Merriat nnd
Looloy women weio subsequently ariested
lei perjury , and when they itulized that the
ovldenco was uiicoutrovertlblo they plead
guilty. Thobcenu in coin t was Iwirowlng ,
each mother upnoirlng before the judgu tor
sentence with a bubo In her arms , They
woiosuut to bt.ites prison lor two years. Ono
hoar after thu pardons had been signed
Governor Iltisk received a piteous telegram
from Iho aged mother of the two women ,
Pleading that ho might extend clemency to
ilium in order that they might bo able to go
to. MeGiogor ( Iowa ) to attend the funeral of
their bister , also named Cooley , who fas
ghen In a UIE : opuelul telegram Satmday
morning ) , together with her husband ami
thieo ehlldien , perished In their buiiilug
dwelling tihlay moruiii ; ; .
OMAHA EXPOSITION nDlHDINQ
TIic Grand Structure Ncarlng Com
pletion Tlie OponliiR Fob. 18.
Tlio cxposlttoa building la now nearly
completed , and 11 will bo a question of
but a short time be/ore / the handsome
structure is ready for tlio finishing touch
es. The dircctiors of the association have
decided to celebrate the opening iu a
royal manner woVlhy of tlio occasion.
Tlio formal opening will take place on
February 18. IJuring tlio afternoon of
that day a public orchestra rehearsal
will be given for the ladies and children ,
and in the evening a grand promenade
concert will bo hold. Every detail will
be carefully looked after. The Muslca
Union orchestra has been engaged andl
on this occasion will bo the largest or
chestra that has over appeared before an
Omaha audience. They will hnyo sixty
pieces , double ,1110 usual number nnd
will present a brilliant programme intro
ducing sensational musical novelties
never before attempted iu this city. Tlio
rehearsal will occur at 2-80 o'clock , and
the promenade concert at 8. In the con
cert vocal and instrumental selections
will bo given by Omaha's best talent.
The magnificent building is a monument
ment to the enterprise of Omaha business
men who have an unbounded faith in the
future of this city. As the largest hall in
the west between Chicago and San
Francisco it will bo tlio means of bring
ing to this pity many events , botli state
and national , which otherwise could not
bo held hero. It will undoubtedly bo a
grand thing for Omaha in more ways
Undoijtiioso circumstances , it is but fit
ting that our citi/cns should turnout in
full force at the opening , and present the
largest audience over seen in Omaha.
The committee having the matter iu
charge have arranged to issue coupon
tickets to the aflair , which will be good
for admission at both entertainments.
They have been placed at the low price of
$1.00 , and should bo sold by thousands
without any oflort. Not only will the en
tertainment bo worth the price of admis
sion , but the spirit of commendation
should impel the people to lend a liberal
patronage to the enterprising incoplors
of the exposition building scheme.
Transgressors Publicly Whipped in
Punishment of Crimes.
Xnw CASTU : , Del. , Feb. 7. Harrison and
William Hothwcll , John Peachnm , and
George Mouls , all colored , and Frank Play-
ford , convicted of larceny at the present term
of court , were publicly whipped on their
backs in the jail yard to-day , receiving from
live to twenty lashes each. Edwin J. Hol-
llmrswoith was confined an hour In the
pillory lor forgery. The thermometer was
near /cro , and added materially to the legal
punishment and greatly aggravated the
process of toi tin e. The Hist man whipped ,
although but 23 yeais of ago , has been an
Inmate of the jail twenty times for terms
ranging from three to twelve months , and has
been whipped nearly eiery time. Ills
brother William Is younger , but Is following
the same infamous path.
AN UEJU W ANTED.
A Youthful Runaway heft a Parcel of
a HlK Instate.
Nr.w Yoitic , Feb. 7. Four years ago Wil
liam II. Purely , 10 ycais old , lau away fiom
his homo In this city. A year after ho wrote
from Buffalo to liis fatlier , saying that he was
about to ship on tlio lake steamer City of
Chicago and that ho was quite able to take
caie of himself , so , that ids father need not
worry. That was the last heaiil of him. Yes
terday his father called at police headquarters
to ask the hulu ot the police In looking up
his son. lie said he had moved to Nebraska
since William lan away. Not long ago a lot
of pioporty valued at SJ.noo.OOO was left by a
maternal relative of 'the boy. It was found
that Willlaiil , who If alive Is now 14 yeais of
age , is ono of the heirs to the estate. Ills
presence is theicloro much deshed.
Bni.LEVH.r.E , Ont.'Feb.7. The dlsastious
flood hero 1ms not abated. An immense volume
of water still continues pouring In from the
neighboring river and has damaged property
in this city until the loss Is now estimated a
a million dollars. What was on Monday one
of the most enterprising and prospoious cities
in the Dominion is now to a great extent
mined by the Hood.
The Carnival Continues.
ST. PAUI , , 7. The chlnook wind set up a
thaw yesterday , but only cemented the ice
palace blocks and the Ice tobogganing slides.
Great preparations are being made for Fii
day night , when the grand army will finally
storm and take the castle. There will bo a
more brilliant display of fireworks than the
assault of the File King. There is as yet no
abatement of thu enthusiasm , notwithstand
ing to-day's thaw.
Cheaply ] Compromised.
Adolph Sommerling was brought up
before Justice Berka Saturday morn
ing by Susan Leiaterly to meet
the responsibilities of parentage.
After a wrangling discussion , Adolph
offered Susan $ .50 and agreed to pay the
costs if she would call it snuaro. Susan
struck the bargain and tlio rather re
markable contract was fulfilled.
Kany Ijcssou In Music.
' 'What is that lady doing on the stage ,
father , with her mouth wide open ? "
"She is singing , dear. "
"But no ono can hear her. "
"No , my son , because the girl at the
piano.Vfintb the audience to understand
that shi is as hie as the singer , and so
she playj the loudest. "
"Butts she playing tlio tune ? "
"Oh , no , only the accompaniment. "
"Ought she to play so loud that wo
can't hear the singorV"
"Yes , my son ; she must make all the
noise she can to let people know she is
"Uo tlio people like it , father ?
"Mot much- they wish somebody would
tie her hands b'ooink her baok. But that
has nothing to do with It. She has come
to male a noise and she isn't going to bo
loft by any singer. ' '
Ho Didn't "Want Olllce After All.
Congressman ilblni O'Neill , of St.
Louis , is reported to have obtained a de
partment place for an aged Irish-
American constituent. When told that
the place was securedtho hitler called on
the chief clerk and rucwved hU assurance
of the fact.Yoll , bodad , and I'm
Forgetting JHs Gun mm ,
"Say , Sijuildig , what does 'Toinpus
fugit1 moiinV Seemt to mo I ought to
know , but really 1 can't think of the
moaning of that phrase. "
"I am a littio oil'in my German , Mo-
Swilligon , but I think it means 'Time is
too Ily. "
"Thanks. That's it , but I couldn't
think of it. "
Dr. Cantani , an Italian survant , has ap
plied tlio doetiine of thu surviviul of the
fittest in combating zjmotic diseases ; that
is , ho is endeavoring to destroy patho
genic microbai by means of microbai
which are harmless under the given con
ditions. Ho claims to have obtained re
markably favorable results by administer-
nocuous to tlio patient , but destroys tlio
' 11m Nebraska Loan and Building As
sociation id now prepared to-issue slittros
of suries C.
FROM PROMINENCE TO PRISON
'A Sabbath Sermon Told in the Career of
One Fallen Sinner.
THE POLITICAL POT BOILING.
Candidates for the J > os Molncs May-
ornlty The Icnvn liCKlftlntmc niul
Its Unity Cost to the- State
Sumo UulhlitiR Notes.
From the Ifmvkryo Capital.
DnsMoiNns , Io a , Feb. 7. [ Special. ] A
man 1ms to po a good wnys In tlioso da > s to
Kct bcjond ihcicachot the long arm of the
law. The truth of thU has just been otem-
lillllcd In the case of J. J. Stuckoy , formerly
n man of some prominence In this city , tlmn
a fugitive ftom justice , now n prisoner In the
county jnll. Up to n fo\v month1) ) ngo ho was
n trusted nud honoied citizen of Dos Molnes.
llowas especially nellvo Inarlous social
nnd benevolent orgaimation ? , was one of
the prominent Odd Fellows of the state , nnd
was connected with the laipcst Insuiaiico
company here. Ho suddenly depaitod w 1th-
out le.i\ hip : his futuic nildioss , nnd then It
\\ascllscoveied.solt Is stated , that ho had
carried away something like 51,500 of the
lundsof the company. Since that tliuedlll-
gunt seaich has been inndo for him , and ho
wasllnally located In the llttto villain of
Kaqlo Hoclc , Idaho. An ofllccr started fiom
IIIMC with leqnlsltlon papers for his anest ,
nmt found him ltIng quietly thcio with his
wife and child , as n soil of stoickceper for
the rnlh oad company , respected by all who
know him and boating n good name and icp-
utiitlon. I3ut the account with justice at this
end of thu line \MIS still unbalanced , nnd so
ho was imcstcd and stalled this way. While
passing through Montana , althougli his aims
wuie shackled , ho managed to jump fiom the
car window \\hllo the tialn was nt full speed
and elude captnio for nearly n day. Hut ho
was ictakcn and brought In safety the rest of
the way , and yestciday was lodged In the
county jail. There Is \\holu seimon In the
bilef caiccr of this man , \ \ liich the readers of
the Hr.r. will hu\o no dtfllculty In discover
ing for tliciusehes.
It is but t\\o or tlueooeks to thn city
primaries , and so the pot of pity politics is
boiling very vigoiously. Dos Molnes is n
republican city with a safe majority ot fiom
1,000 to 1,500 , ns circumstance- * may requite ,
but some of its ollicers in recent yeais would
dlscicdltovcn nbouibon dcmociatlc city. Its
major for the last two terms Is now n can
didate lor a thlul term , with but little pios-
pects , thank Ilea\eu , ot being nominated.
Ills backing comes fiom the .saloons nnd
slums ot the city , whose "friend at comt" ho
has always been. Just before elections ho
has been long and loud In his promises of
reform and better government , but \cry
soon after ho has let the worse and not the
better element bo his counsclois and advis
ers. Saloons , gambling bouses and other vile
establishments ha\e kept "open house , " and
law and order ha\e been defied , lie has
just been having his peiiodical spasm
ot leform , and has b"eu making a show of
enforcing the law , but the people will not he
caught again with such ehalT. Mayor Casey
will ictho in March and the icgrets of the
"toughs" will go with htm. The other two
icpubltcan candidates nre Uobeit Fullcrtoii ,
a young lumber merchant , and Alderman
King , n suit-made , piogicsMvo Irish con-
tiactor. Uoth are good men nnd cither will
glvo the city good novcininent.
This legislature seems to bu dctei mined to
make a recoid lor much talk and little woik.
Tlueo weeks have been consumed with piac-
lically nothing so far to show foi the time.
Sevoial Investigations ha\o been oidered ,
but they have scaiccly gotten under way , and
the most Important , the liiown Investigat
ing committee , will not hold Its first meeting
for beginning woik till Monday. A few bills
of various inipoitance passed one or llm
other of the houses , but theie have been no
end ot bills intioduccd , ami useless talk
about them. At the picscnt rate ot dis
patching business , It would take till
the middle of bummer to clear up the docket.
The senate does laiily well In depoitmcut
and attention to business , but the liousc is a
regular beer gaideu. Tliero are ho many
small men in it who aio living to scoie a
record and a cheap demagogic leputation
tor smartness that they practically delay all
public business. They \\ill spend halt or
three-qnaiteis of an hour debating whether
they shall ouler at public expense a thousand
letter brads , when their slmplo tlmo there is
costing the state about § > 0 per bom. It is
estimated that the expenses of the geneial
assembly will aveiage § 1,000 per day , and as
each house is in session but tour hours , the
state uays for the hmiiy of having law
mnkeis S'-JSO per hour , or SIM In oacli house.
So , w lion one member speaks for an hour and
a half , ab Senatoi Holler did Friday attei-
noon , his littio speech costs the state just
S1S7.50. It Is quite doubtttil , in this case at
least , it the. state gets the woith of Its money.
The building buom for 1SSO is gelling
started , and the piescnt year piomises some
iinoimpiG\ciumits lor Ies Molnes , among
them a six stoiy handsome business block
on Walnut sheet , and a six stoiy $175,003
hotel one block away. The laltcr Is to bo
modelled In many of Its appointments alter
thol'uxtou of Omaha.
Mimler'at Fort Fcttcruian Thieving
ISouus Lord Business News.
CIIIYINNI : : , Wyo. , Feb. 7. [ Special Tele
gram. ] Sam I3each shot nnd Instantly killed
one Lucas , alias Utah Hill , at Fort Fetter-
man Friday , The dispute arose over land.
Heach surrendered to the sheriff.
Henry M. Htilno , a picteiuled Kngllsh lord ,
wauled by Iho police hem forfoigeiics and
bieach ot tnist for SOOO to S700 , endeavored
to kill hlmsclt with laudanum last night , but
changed his mind and escaped eastward. lie
was captmed at North I'latto last night.
A syndicate ot capitalists , lepiescntlng SI-
C03.0CO , will commence the development of
the Silver CJown mining dlstilct , twenty
miles north of this city , as soon ac spilng
opens. They will invest 8100,000.
Alfonen'H Iturinl Hoy.
Xr.w VOIIK , Feb. 7. The Metal IJuiial
Case company \VInIicld Junction ( Long
Island ) , have completed a casket Intended
for dual disposition of the icmalns of the
late King Alfonso of Spain. The casket is
made of bionze plates one fouith of an Inch
thick , lelloied by twelve nanels , the comets
ot which uio decointed with tllos , nacli one a
leat in the guucologlcnl tieu of thu loyal
lamlly. On the lour coiners , Indicative
ot hticngth , aio lions laiupint , cast in heavy
bronie. Thocer Is topped with lour mas-
bl\o ciowns , 'I'lio lilts and other dccoiatlons
aio emblematical of the history of thu Span
ish monarch- ; .
Ail ninlipzzlor nt Mborly.
SAN FitAKCisco , Feb. 7. In thu habeas
corpus case of Kit Frank , ancstod on loquisi-
tlon from the Koveinor of Illinois on
a chaige of having embc/ilcd SIO.OTO
In Chicago fiom his In olhcr , Judge-
Toohey , jesteiday decided that the
prisoner was Illegally nuested und oideied
his lelease. Tito decision is based on the
tact that thu original Indictment against
Frank was forwaided to llou'riioi Stoiieman
instead ot n copy , as ie < julied by act of con-
Agent James , of llio Lu\v nnd Order
League , filed a complaint in police court
Saturday against I jiis Schult/ , for allow
ing minors to play pool in hia saloon *
The evidence against SchulU was pro
ODDS ANMI 15ND9.
Stray Ijcatei 1'roin tlio Ilcportcrs'
The news of the sad misfortune which
befell Lizzie May Uliuor , the bright littio
sonbrotto , In totally losing her eyesight
during her porfoimnnce In Pittsburg , has
been received by her many friends in this
city with feelings of the deepest sorrow
and most sincere sympathy. She hail for
some months prior been suffering from a.
severe attack of iritis which she con
tracted while In Toxa * . When she played
in Omaha on the night of December 23th ,
she was far from veil , and went through
the performance under a terrible strain.
That night a friend of Miss Ulmcr's , now
resident in this city , but formerly an actor
himself , went behind the scenes and had
had a short conversation with l\Iis \ ?
Ulincr. When ho eamo out lie remarked
to the writer , " That woman
( meaning the star ) , will not
bo on the stage two months from now
you mark my words. She is almost blind
now , and it is only a question of titno be
fore the disease with which she is strug
gling will bust her , She's d-ing by
inches. " His prophecy has been sadly
realized. Ceitaiiily the many Omaha
friends of the plttckly little woman who
has struggled so hard to attain the posi
tion she held nt the time of her misfor
tunes , will fervently hope that her health
may lettirn , and that she may be able to
resume her chosen work.
"Omaha has never known such spit-it-
did sleighing aq nt the present time , "
saiil n gentleman to a reporter yesterday ,
"and yet wo have so far had no sleighing
"Sleighing pailics ? "
"Yes. 1 don't mean n crowd
of eight or ten , more or
lean , jiaeketl into one vehicle on ruiuiprs.
Nothing of the kind. Some years ago ,
when I was younger than 1 am now , wo
used to got together a whole selection of
sleighs , of all sizes , kinds nud capacities
from Iho rough dry goods box on oak
runners to the stvlisTi Poilhuul cutter
choose a leader and start out to "lake in
the town. " Sometimes thcio would bo
forty or lifty sleighs in the procession
occasionally loss , often more.
Fun ? That's no name for
( he sport. You have no idea of what
times we used to have. Occasionally one.
of the sleighs in line would tip over and
then , of course , the leader would call a
halt , until thu spilled contents could be
replaced. Very frequently sleighing
pai ties would be organised in this way
and crossing on the ieo , we. would visit
tlio HluH'a , where a royal reception al
ways awaited us. Boom the scheme and
let us see if two or three sleighing parties
cannot bo organized before the present
sleighing season is over. "
"Somo years ago , " said an old cv-actor
at the People's theater the other night , "I
was playing with Eva Vincent , the 'ady '
star of this show , in Chicago , when a
very ridiculous occurrence took plncu
which I never shall forget. It took place
during n scene where , according to the
lines , I had to breathe into her cars the
soft iiccenU of love. It was quite u strong
situation , and 1 braced myaclf to do my
best. The young lady was leaning back
jn my arms , her eyes looking lovingly
into mine so tender , so e\pressi\u
when suddenly a great rain drop which
had forced its way through the roof , full
iny cold , pit a pat , upon her bare breast.
She must have thought that a small sec
tion of the heavens had dropped , for she
broke away with a convulsive shriek and
shudder which wore noticeable all over
the house. I stood for a moment like a
gawk , with my arms oxtpndcd just as she
had left me. Then the ridiculous charac
ter of the situation Hashed upon both ac
tors and audience , and everybody sub
sided into convulsions , which bioko out
aftesh over and anon , during thu rest of
the performance. "
District Attorney Kstelle was crouch
ing in the corridor outside of the grand
jury room in the court house Saturday ,
meditatively examining some documents
in his hands when : i BKE reporter stum
bled onto him.
"Hollo , " said the oilieial ; "do 3-011
know what I was thinking of ? Why , I
was wishing I could serve a subpmun on
Dr. Millet , and bring him up before the
grand jury and have him tell what ho
known about Marshal Cuniinings' caso.
But he's out of town , you know , nnd I
can't reach him. If I only had him hero ,
1 would make short work of thu matter.
If ho had any evidence to disclose ho
would have to give it up. Do I think ho
has any which would show the marshal
to bo guilty ? The only answer I can
make is by asking another question : lias
the Herald printed anything new which
looks that way ? 1 should sav not. But
I'll bring up the doclorV , substitute edi
tor , Morrihoy , and u reporter , nnd lot the
jury hear them talk. I m rather curious
to know what they will say. It will take
positive evidence to bring thu matter into
coin t not such evidence as luxs boon pro
duced already. "
"Tho papers have made several mis
takes in regard to some nllairs which
have come under my notice , " said Dr.
Gcrth , thu state veterinarian , to a BIK ;
man nl the Paxton one day last week.
"Now , for instance , it has been said that
I was enthusiastic over the Pasteur ehol-
era theory , nnd had declared that , in the
case of the hogs which were innoculated
to prevent hog cholera , it was a grand
.success. The statement is erroneous ,
and sinoo some of the innoculated hogs
have died with the disease , 1 have hud
considerable fun poked at mo. What I
have said nil along is tha 1 hoped it
would bo a success , und would wait un
til it had been thoroughly tested before
declaring myself in favor of the theory.
Now that Mime of the hogs have died I
am convinced that innooiilation in not n
Miru remedy for the disease , but it may
1m lioneticial. If only u small proportion
of the innoculated hogs die , I will bu con
vinced that the theory is u good one ; and
that while the remedy will not work in
all cases it will .still tend to reduce the
rate of mortality among the animals. A
few days more , 1 think , will decide Iho
question , "
"Another thing in which 1 am interest-
cil , " continued tlio doctor , "is the case
of thu man Douilna who was bitten by u
niiid dog ut Lincoln. 1 was not his 'at-
tending physician but w.is called in by
the other doctors to e.N.iinino the dog. I
never saw a moro well dollucd ease of
rabies. Doinlna started for Paris , but
on the way ho was advised by a physician
nt Now York not to take the tup , as there
were a hundred chances to ono that ( he
dog was not mad Although I know.und
tint attending physicians ns well that the
animal was mad , st'll ' they kept the fact
fem tha victim .so that lie would not
worry. Now J suppose if he returns to
Lincoln and is attacked \utli hydiopho-
bhi , the paper will plnco the le.sponsibll-
ly on mysliouldom , ulthough I hud nolli-
ng whatever to do with the matter , "
It will bu a pleasure to all old residents
to know that Nat Brown and his Ikorsus
have come back to Omaha to live. Nat
Brown and his horses are so fur insepara
ble that ono dare not think ot one with
out the other , and luich lives lor their
mutual life's sake. Mr ; Brown has now
two ( ixuellont animals , which he boards
nt NVUhrow'ri stubln , and a sight of them
would icpiiv anybody. Ho has Van
Duke , thn gamiest , lleotcst stallion , un
questionably , iu the state , it'nut 'else
This horse Is a bay.'wlth perfectly
balanced body and slim , turn limbs. Hn
is n bcautv fiom his hoofs to
his forelock , nnd if Mr. Brown
over condescends to fling him out ho will
show an unchallenged spin of the road
way. Van luke is n Ilamblelonlan four
times inbred , being by Kys Duke by
Ilnmblctotilan ; dam Indian Maid by Sa
turn , n grandson of Hambletonian. Ho
is registered nt 3:130 : , but can unquestion
ably trot ton seconds under that for
money , marbles or ehalk. lie wont the
circuit last evening , so to speak. Howdy
is another of Mr. Brown's horses , n hand
some six-year-old dapple cray , and solid.
Ho is just such an nniiual as the Indies
declare "just lovely , " with perfect sym
metry of form , und kind , intelligent
countenance , Howdy is indeed n splondld
beast. There is no bettor roadster
in the city to-day , nnd when Mr. Brown
dashes by you , fellow citizens , don't look
nt his manly form stuck up in tlio cutter
or buggy , but just lend jour eyes to the
swiftlv-sfrldiuj , horse that leads the way. '
Mr. Brown is interested in horses nntl
racing and it will surprise no ono if ho
stnrts both Ids fine animals successfully
campaigning this year. >
"Do 3on know , " said n good man to a
reporter , n day or two ngo , "that a part
of the charity ball fund should bo do
nated to St. Joseph's hospital , Thorq li
an institution which perfectly exemplifies
the Into spirit of charity , The institu
tion considers no creed or nationality
nnd thu sick nnd uUlictcd of all people
are sharers of its bounty. This a matter
which thu malingers ot thu ball should
Mr. Harry Sargent , the manager of
Adelaide Moore , is not only the host
known dramatic impressnrio of the dny ,
but is u jolly good fellow withal. Ho
takes n joke kindly nnd submits , as fuels
have proven , to misfortune brought upon
him by his friends. It was in his private
room ut the Millurd Saturday and n
certain young gentleman in the emotions
of his first glass of champagne spilled n
largo poition of the "ruby , " to take Dick
Swivolor's indiseiiminato term , over the
map upon which the troupe's roulowiis
pricked. Tlio staining Html spread over
the paper for a square foot nnd at once
dissolved the geographical outlines into
indistinguishable blurs , " ( jreal Scott ,
mo hey , " unclaimed the manager as ho
hastened to avert the destination , "you
have utterly lost me , I'll ' never und mo
way out of Omaha. "
And such is almost the caso. Tlio map
was ruined and for that rea
son the company lonmlnod hero
awaiting Mr. Sargent's ' arrangement of iv
map of travel. A reporter asked the ge
nial manager how ho became so clover at
topographic delineation to which Mr.
Sargent icplied that in the course of
years and vurung foitunes ho had been
all over the Union several times , afoot
and in boudoir coaches alternately as
luck rail , and knew every foot of this
A man was arrested on Sixteenth street
Satin day afternoon for disturbing the
peace. Ho had started at Culitorniii
street and come down town ns far as
Douglas , kicking every dog on the high
way. Dog kicking seemed his parti-
ulnr "penchant , " us ho would cross nnd
rccross tlio street to get u lick of his boot
at a dog. lie had thus outraged the
feelings of a half do/en curs and an equal
number of mongrel listes and ky-oodloa
of every color and had set the whole
street in an upnJRr of yelps and yells ,
when a policeman swooped down and
lugged him oil' .
1T wanted to go to Paiis , " explained
the man to the station registrar , "but in
this d d town , where u dog wouldn't
oven bite iv bone , it's n haul job to got
transportation. " "Well , never mind , "
replied the officer ns ho booked the cul
prit , "we'll give you a taste of Pans
we'll send you to tlio Haslilo , that'll suit ,
won't it , pardy,1' nud with these mooking
words si burly copper tincw tlio would-be
tourist into a dungeon.
"NUTS TO OHAC1C. "
How Idiotic Questions Torment the
"Excuse mo , judge , " and the speaker ,
who had entered the police court with u
da/cd expression dwelling upon his
features , leaned over the rail of the
tribunal and addicted Judge Stonborg ,
"could you toll mo where 1 can find u
"A room ? " queried the judge , a sneer
lingering ; on his tones , " 1 ain't ' n lodging
house directory , and the only room I
know about is a nice iron frescoed one
next door where I'll put you if you come
back again with any of your nonsensical
The questioner in evident alarm hustled
out of the court room only to run again t
n man coming in at a galloping gait.
This last individual was followed by
another man sweating with excitement ,
and the two arranged themselves before
" " "this feller thinks
"Judge , spoke ono ,
that the river is goin' to stay froze till
Juno , and I bet him that the ice won't
hold three weeks longer , so we have come
hero to have you settle it. "
The court bristled with posilivo anger
as lie gave the older to tiio officer who
fired the disputants out of the big front
door. "I wonder what on earth they
take mo for. People worry me to death
with fool questions I'll ' tell you what I'll
I'll and the lirst
do get a dray-pin ,
idiot that comes in here with his pux/.lcs ,
I'll knock him clean through the plate
glass out into the middle of tlio street. "
The good judge had hardly finished
this declaration before a messenger boy 1
came in with n little pink note addressed ,
'Honorable Police Judge. " The magis 1
trate tore oil the envelope und read
KI.MI Siu : 1 am very much dlstiessed
over the loss of my little te-nmlc puppy , "Uea-
sic. " She weain a leather"collar witu u silver
b.uiglo and her tall culls to the light. You
will iccognUo her by thin tact. 1 am told
that most dogs' tails eml to Iho loft. If you
sou anyhody who has won her , tell them to
biiug her to me and he elegantly lowaided.
With much respect ,
LII.I.H : MAY ,
No. II Sticut.
"For the ineroy sake , " and the court
gasped and fainted ( almost. ) " ( io haulc
nnd toll the young woman who wrote that
note , " hoMivagofy ordered the boy , "that
the police magiatiatu ot this city of the 4
firnt elass is no dog catcher and if she
wants to Hud her cussed hound , slio can
advertise it in the newspapers. Go , now ,
The boy wont , and tlio judge turning to
tlioso present dropped into a doleful
strain of complaint. "It's an everlasting
shame what littio hcnso some people
have. About half the town thinks that
this com t is the innnicljial pu//.lu duptu t-
muiit und eonm horn with everything' , A
Woman euine in huio yesterday ; I'd ne\or
seen her in my hto but she wanted my
advice on a good locution for a diess-
making shop. Just after her a man came
and wanted to know , supposing
a man in Missouri had bought
a stolen hoi o ami then traded it for a
mule and the owner turns up and takes
his horse , was thu oilier follow entitled
to have his undo lucl > . 1 had a notion to
Kill that man but 1 restrained myself. A
little while later a well-dressed young
woman bustled in and getting up close
and confidential like sanl that sht < had u
beautiful baby up at her IIOIIMI
and she wanted me to come up and
chri&Um it , Whnn I declined she wanted
mo to suggest a good nninti for tlio ungcl ,
but I couldn't ' think of any. and 1 liually
told her that I had no jurisdiction in such
case and that sbu must go down and see
Judge HoUloy , "
The reporter left after this , just as u
man sauntered \ \ \ , nud staled to the
judge that ho was a trangcr in town ,
and wanted'to l.ntnv whether ho should
bidiuvti all tiial ho load in the local nc\\-
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