Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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to bo made payable to Ilio aiiltr of thu coini'imy ' ,
fiworn Statement ofClroulntlon.
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( leo. 11. 'IVHchuck.Ecrretaryot the Hco Pub-
llshlnu company , clues solemnly dwrnr tlinl
the nctunl circulation of the Dnllv Uro
for the week ending Sept. lOtli , lt0 , was as
follows : , ,
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IBKAI..I Notnrv Public.
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roses nnd says that lie Is peeretnry of the lice
Publishing company , that the actual nvc-rairc
dnlly circulation of the Daily Hco for the
month of .latmnry , IHSO. was 10,373 copies ;
lor Fcbninrv , IfeSrt , lO.Wtt copies ; for March ,
V5M1 , 11.537"copies : for April , 188(1. ( 1:5,191 :
copies ; forMav , 1H < 1 , 12,4yji conies : for .Juno ,
I8b8 , iu,2oa copies : for July , thsd , 12.U14 copies ;
for August , IbtO , 12-lW , copies.
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Subscrllied nnd sworn to before me , this
4th any of Sept. , A. 1 > . 1S85.
N. P. Kmr , ,
fSKAi , . | Kotaiy Public.
CiKttoNiMO snrronderrd "uncondition
ally , " with a few but important excep
NKIIKASKA. will send a democrat to the
senate about the time when Mississippi
concludes to replace her bourbon dele
gation with republicans.
A VALrAHLK volume on "Insect Lifo in
Large Cities , " lias just been published. It
is respectfully commended to the atten
tion of Omaha lodging housekeepers.
NEUUASKA. republicans are not yet pre
pared to turn over the party into the
hands of democrats who are boasting of
an alliance with the railroad "stalwarts. "
"Boss" STOUT is on the ground to visit
Ids old pal , Church Howe. The job of
capturing Omaha worTdngmon for the
great boodlor is a heavier ono than the
contract for prison labor , in getting
which , Boss Stout received so much vain-
'nblo aid from the Nemalm trickster.
BISHOP HOWE , o the Protestant Epis
copal church , In answer to those people
who claim to see in every'physical ca
lamity a visitation on account of wicked
ness , said in his sermon at Charleston on
Sunday that when a cyclone a few years
ngo swept over Waltcrborough it leveled
every church to the ground and loft every
bar-room standing.
A SODDEX thought has struck the dem
ocratic boodle organ which makes the
double-leaded discovery that the ] 5EE is
not and lias never been a democratic
paper. Artotmia Ward's pirate chief
languished sixteen long years in a dun
geon. At the aspiration of that time a
Hiiddcn thought struck him. Ho raised
the window sash and escaped.
ONCE moro the thrilling cry is raised
by the jobbers that the editor of the UKB
is a "boss" who is trying to enthrall the
citizens of Omaha by assisting to elect
honest men to positions of trust. No ono
has over accused the boodle gang of the
confederated monopolies of this kind of
liossism'ln which nil respectable voters
und taxpayers will bo glad to assist.
WIU.IAM WxrrcVAKNEII \ , of Detroit ,
lias been arrosto'd by United States ofli-
cors at Jackson on complaint of Post-
ofllce Inspector Purcell ou n charge of
using the mails for fraudulent purposes.
Warner claimed to publish n daily and
wenkly paper and to circulate from 33,000
to 00,000 copies. Ho would write to busi
ness men , requesting goods in exchange
for advertising , receive the goods , print
mivortisements in a few papers , and sonil
n copy to the advertiser. Mr. Warner
has evidently been obtaining points from
Borne of our Omaha contemporaries ,
THE nomination of "Colonel" L.
W. * Colby , of llcatrlco county , for the
state senate ifi a dead give away on the
part of Gaga county republicans Col-
olnol Colby has a record no bettor than
Church Howe. Ila is a fraud of the iirst
water. His legislative record is one of
the worst over made in thu state , nnd his
standing in his own county is so bud that
Jio was literally enowod under the last
time ho ventured to appeal for support
at thu polls. Colonel Colby is a sweet-
aoontod sort of n "reform" candidate.
It would take reform of a hundred horse
power to deodorize his own record ,
IK his annual mossugo to the Mexican
congress President Diaz congratulates
'the country that in the emergency grow
ing out of the Cutting affair the dignity
of the government was saved without
arousing a conllict. llo had clear ground
for doing this , since without any blustet
or bravado Mexico carried her point ,
having set at liberty her troublesome
prisoner when iho authorities got ready
to do so , and without making any con
cession or surrondorof any right ola'med. '
The sacrifice of dignity in the whole pro
ceeding was made by the government ol
tlio United States. With regard to Arro-
euros , who was taken out of Texas by a
.Mexican posse and shot , Dia/ claims thai
'hu was n citi/.i'ii of Mexico , and that con
sequently thorn is no occasion for controversy -
troversy respecting him between the two
governments. It is not unlikely that as
to tlds ail'air also the Mexican president
.is in the right , The dispatch does not
note any intimation in thu message of a
purpose on the part of the grovcrnmentto
modify the obnoxious laws under which
Cutting was arrested and punished
.agreeably to thn demand of
. Tlmt. Ileport.
At tlio last general assembly of the
Knights of labor held at Cleveland the
general executive board of that body
wore instructed to appoint a committee
o bo known as the legislative committee
of the Knights of Labor. The object of
ho creation of the legislative committee
vas to urge upon the attention of eon-
gresi such legislation ns seemed most
Icsirublu for the interests of labor , and
vhicli had already received the support
of lab'jfing men through their organiza-
ions ; to survey on the ground the opera-
ions of congress ; to note what son-
itors and representatives were willing to
ibido by their pledges to the people anil
to report at the eloso of the session the
result of their observations
The report of the legislative committee
ins been mndo public nnd furnishes
some interesting reading. It is nn cix-
Imustivo review of the causes which
tampered legislation on the eight bills
Tor whoso enactment aw.OOO Knights of
Labor petitioned so earnestly. The vote
of the house and senate on these meas
ures are carefully recorded by yeas and
nays and the absentees carefully noted.
Hut the concluding pajio of the report
will have the most Interest for Nebros-
kalis , and they will bo particularly in
terested in the following paragraphs :
"in regard to the senate , your commit
tee is at a loss to express an opinion , as
one of the most liberal members of tlmt
body , in conversation with your commit
tee when they Iirst arrived at the capital ,
used ttie following language : "Tho house
will yield to popular cla'mor but. the sen
ate will not. ' The remark , as analyzed
by your committee , means the enuncia
tion of the doctrine as put forth by
William II. Yauderbilt some few years
ago , vi"Tlio : people bo d d. "
' 'Hut them is one man in tlmt body that
stands at all times as a firm friend of the
people. We refer to Senator Charles 11.
Van Wyck , of Nebraska , and wo feel that
the interests of tlio people would be ad
vanced by his return to the senate as
well as to strengthen his hands by send
ing other members to the senate who will
act in concert with hi m in working for
measures that will benelit the people. "
Slipped ii COR.
And now it turns out that Geronimo
was not captured atter all ; that the wily
Apache surrendered as the result of ne
gotiations with General Miles , and that
the surrender so far from being "uncon
ditional" contained express , stipulations
that he should bo sent to his family in
Florida and should not bo turned over to
the civil authorities.
This is very interesting wlion read be
tween the lines. It loaves General Miles'
"aggressive campaign , " "reversed meth
ods" and "greaser contingent" out in
the cold Held of impractical warfare to
be replaced by Crook's well tried method
of punishment followed by diplomacy.
When General Crook left Arizona after
having sent tlio wives and family of Ger-
onimo and Natchez to Fort Marion ,
Florida , ho confidently predicted that the
frightened Geronimo and his bucks would
soon bo ready to sue for peace through a
strong desire to bo with their people. Af
ter twenty weeks of bombastic declara
tions of what lie was about to do through
a "reversal" of Crook's methods , Gen
eral Miles fell back , on thn theory of his
predecessor , and as soon as ho got within
negotiating distance of the Apaches made
overtures for their surrender , through In
dian scouts , which were promptly ac
cepted. This is Geronimo's story , fully
corroborated by war department ad vices.
A letter received in Washington from an
army oflicer on duty at Fort Bowie , saj-s
that Geronimo did not surrender unlil
ho had had his life assured him. Ger
onimo admits that Captain Crawford's
light broke his power in January last ,
and ho would have been glad thereafter
to have surrendered on the same terms as
those on which ho has just given himself
up to General Miles.
It looks as if General Miles' literary
bureau hadslippod a cog somewhere.
Tlio liord Mayor's Proffer.
It is to bo regretted that the kindly feel
ing shown by the lord mayor of London ,
in profl'erins : aid to the Charleston earth
quake sufferers , should have induced ex
pressions that will perhaps defeat tlio
good intentions of his lotdship and de
prive the sufferers of a considerable con
tribution to the relief of their necessities.
Certain London newspapers condemned
the proposition , on the general ground
that charity should begin at home , which
of itself might havo- been regarded as a
proper reason for objection , but when
there papers slurringly referred to the
Charleston people as beggars of "Eng
lish alms" they manifested a reprehensi
ble spirit which the popular sentiment of
this country will resent. It is understood
that it was because of these expressions
that Minister Phelps suggested to Secre
tary Hnyard that the proposed contribu
tions should not bo accepted , and if so
tha suggestion was creditable to him as an
American citi/.on. It is very likely that
hud the secretary of state known the
facts ho would not have instructed thu
minister to accept contributions. Wo
observe that the mayor of Charleston
is advised by a number of uowspapors
not to receive relief funds sent
from London as contributions of the
English , and although the necessities of
many people in Charleston are great and
tlio demand for aid urgent , wo are not
pure that the advice should not bo fol
lowed. If it bo assumed that the senti
ment of the newspapers rellects the pop-
) k' tooling in London , theru can be no
( ( Ufttion as to Mm propriety of refusing
aid from that source. The Clm'rlcston
snu'orers did not ask for Knglish alms.
Thu proffer of aid from England was vol
untary , and so far as thu lord mayor is
concerned was most creditable to his
sympathies. Moreover , tlioy can got
along without such aid. Their country
men aie abundantly able and willing to
provide for their necessities until they
can care for themselves. Hut a contri
bution to tlds cause from the English
people , whatever its extent , would if
freely and willingly given bo a gratifying
evidence of a friendly feeling which
perhaps at this time it would be well to
cultivate. It is quite likely that under
the circumstances the mayor of Charles
ton will decline English aid , and in the
meanwhile home contributions ought to
bo mndn so liberally tbat such aid can bo
easily spared.
Tlio Signal Sorvlon.
Criticism of the signal servioo is not
always undeserved t EC I merely captious ,
although it U doubtless MJ regarded by
the chief of the service , who is over
rnntiy to enter thonrona of controversy
whenever Its vnluo and onlclonc.y are
questioned. Nobody will bo so unfair as
to sny that the service is valueless , It has
been shown to have worth , and all in
telligent people understand that it is
desirable nnd necessary , and must bo
sustained Hut there 1st fair ground of
complaint that as a source of information
as to what will happen in the department
of scientific observation and prediction
to which its work belongs it is not reason
ably trustworthy , and the worst of it is
there is apparently no progress making.
A contemporary notes as an example of
the shortcomings of the signal service
that during the hot spell it was rmito
useless in the way of forecasting the
probable duration of the snell , or of
defining its causes and conditions. There
WON ample nnd acctirato information as
to what had taken place in all parts of
the country , but the really useful in
formation as to what was to bo
almost invariably turned out to bo
iiriccurale and misleading. Those whoso
interests require them to give daily at
tention to tlio weather predictions have
found them to fail quite as often as they
wore fulfilled. The o flout of these re
peated ami continued failures is of course
to diminish confidence in the service ,
and it is hardly questionable that it ia
less generally trusted now than at an
earlier period in its existence , before the
popular belief that the forecasts of "Old
Probs. " were based on scientific princi
ples , and certain established and reliable
rules , had been severely shaken by find
ing the results moro than half .the lime
directly the opposite of what had been
The suggestion that the signal service
should be taken out of the control of the
war department and placed under scien
tific direction and development is not n
now one , but it is likely to bo urged in
the future with augmented force unless
the service as now managed is speedily
and greatly improved. If we remember
rightly nr effort looking toward such a
change was made at tlio last session of
congress , but was not very vigorously
pressed. Ono no inconsiderable dilli-
culty is probably in the fact that the chief
of the service , who is moro of a soldier
than a scientist , has greater solicitude for
military discipline and display than for
thorough scientific investigation and
progress. Absolute accuracy in all
cases is of course not to be expected ,
but it does seem reasonable to expect
that the predictions of the bureau shall at
least be fulfilled as often as they fail.
IT is reported from Washington that in
the event of Mr. Manning not being able
to resume his duties as secretary of tlio
treasury ho will bo sent as minister to Aus
tria , which would at once secure him a
good salary and enable him to got the
benefit of the health-promoting waters
of Europe. It lias been represented that
the Austrian mission would probably re
main vacant ns long as Mr. Bayard is
secretary of state , owing to his resent
ment nt the uncomplimentary remarks
passed upon his conduct by tlio Austrian
premier in connection with the Keiloy
correspondence. But , of course , Mr.
Bayard would yield this in the interest
of his colleague in the cabinet. So far
as the merely perfunctory dutlcs-.of the
mission are concerned they could , per
haps , bo "as well cared for by a sick man
as a healthy one , and we suppose there
would bo no objection to Mr. Manning on
social grounds , which appears to bo a
cardinal consideration with the Austrian
THE rumors current in Nova Scotia
that the president has announced his in
tention of again recommending to con
gress the appointment of a fisheries com
mission , are doubtless now inventions
born of a desire for such action on the
part of this government. If Mr. Cleve
land had any such purpose he would not
communicate in it in a way that would
bo likely to get to the oars of Nova Sco-
tians. That isn't his style.
THE marquis of Londonderry will ar
rive in London to-day to assume the office
of lord lieutenant of Ireland. If the advice
of the Freeman's Journal is tauen , his re
ception is not likely to bo very cordial.
Other Ijnnda Than Ours ,
The situation respecting the ail-on-
crossing Bulgarian problem has cleared
somewhat during the past few days , and
the threat of war for the moment has given
place to n promise that peace may bo
maintained , llow long this state of
things will remain it is impossible to say
with any degree of certainty , for there
uro still complications to bo disposed of
and dillorencos to bo overcome. The in
dications , however , are that the zeal of
Russia has cooled somewhat , one of the
strongest of which is the fact that she
has yielded her plan of proceeding alone
in Bulgaria , and intends to trout the
whole question on the basis of the treaty
of Berlin and submit it to the considera
tion of Europe. Whether there is any
thing behind this concession -will bo
Known later , but it is probably not an
incorrect inference that she was induced
thereto by the altitude of Austria , that
government having notified Germany
that it would oppose any attempt by
Kussia to encroach upon the liberties of
the Balkans. The response of the
powers to the ciroulurof the porto , giving
assurances that there will be no foreign
military occupation of Bulgaria und no
foreign intervention , Russia guarantee
ing also to tlio same effect , seems to
promise an amicable adjustment of the
diflienlty. The address adopted by the
Bulgarian sobrunjo is pacific in its char
acter , and is characterized by a decided
tone favorable to the independence of
the country. A matter of moment soon
to be determined is the choice of a ruler
for Bulgaria , and in the decision of this the
hand of Russia may bo expected to play
a leading part , Theru are several candi
dates , nil ot whom are understood to have
Russian sympathies. The most promi
nent is the Uuko _ of Oldenburg , a cav
alry officer nt St. Petersburg. The reign ,
ing house of Oldenburg is pro-Russian in
an extreme sense , and could be relied
upon to servo the interests of the czar
as fully ns a grand duke of the
house of Romanoff. Prince Bis
marck Iinving given his consent ,
willingly or otherwise , to the dethrone
ment of Alexander , may sweeten the
dose to the people of NoMh Germany by
annexing Oldenburg to Prussia , Such a
transaction would bo in harmony with
tlio principle of compensations , and
would alee imply some guarantee ou the
part of Bismurcb that the new prince of
Bulgaria should not bu kicked out like
his predecessor , TF retirement of Alex
ander is beyond rc ill. Ills authority is
too badly slinttercdt < Tbo reinstated by
any vote of the Bulgarian assembly. Two
dethronements in one jnionth cannot be
cured by popular npplaiisd. The ptonnso
of Russia not to intorfljjo with Bulgarian
affairs beyond expelling Alexander , can
bo kept without oostBif m Oldenburg
prince becomes hls uoQossor.
The opposition of tire government to
Darnell 'a land bill is said to have in
creased in bitterness since the alterations
were made in that 'measure , nnd there
have been contradictory reports as to Ilio
position which Mr. Gladstone will take
regarding it. The radicals , it is under
stood , will support the bill ou the ground
that if nothing is done to relieve the ten
ants , whose situation 5s represented to bo
growing every day more deplorable , so
cial disorder in Ireland will go from bad
to worse. The government will insist
that the debate on the supply bill bo con
cluded before a day be granted for a
discussion of Mr. Darnell's ' bill. In the
present temper of the parties it is not
probable that the house will bo pro
rogued before the end of the month. The
closing days ot the session are expected
to bo exceedingly animated and of un
common interest.
The appointment by the British govern
ment of a royal commission to investi
gate tlio monetary question is n
matter of very considerable mo
ment. Its first e fleet was to advance the
price of silver. The mako-up of tlio com
mission is such as to indicate at once
that the investigation , so far as it goes ,
will be thorough and free from anj' mon
ometallic bias , and that tlio present gov
ernment is disposed to adopt any meas
ures that may seetn practicable for the
establishment of a stable ratio between
the two metals. It is stated that while
the members of the commission are not
known as bimetallisms they are
almost without exception men
who recognize the evils of
tlio existing situation , and will not per
mit previously-formed opinions to stand
in the way of the formation of such jon-
elusions as may be indicated by tlio facts
that may bo brought before them. It is
mentioned as a significant fact that the
chairman , Mr. Halfour , is a man who rec
ognizes tlio evils resulting ft'om tlio es-
straugonicnt of gold and silver , and yet
is not committed openly to any plan for
improving the situation. It is another
significant fact that Mr. Harbour , tiio
secretary of the Indian finance depart
ment , has been selected as n member of
the commission.
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Denmark's doniesticnroubles have be
come serious , and ma'yjjjvoutiuito in civil
war. This state -things lias been
brought about bythff poverty of the
people , produced by business depression ,
and the squandering \ much of the
revenues of the stifle by the government
in the support of gjamjilrmcs. A largo
part of the people are opposed to these
soldier-police on principle , believing that
the government intends 'to use them in
oppressing the peasantry. This opposi
tion is heightened feibidulfiicss of trade
and thii-imporiousnls of the gendarmes
themselves. Denmarlfw"foiio of the
smallest of the European-states , contain
ing only 11,121 English square , miles
of area , and 1,030,250 ' inhab
itants. beiijjr ft liUlu , , larger
than Maryland , ami about as
populous as Indiana was in 1880. In
fact , ic may be said to exist only on the
sufferance and because of the mutual
jealousy of its bigger neighbors. Ger
many has for years cast a longing eye on
Denmark , and moro than once since
she wrested Schleswig-llolstein from the
Danish government in 1804 has the ex
istence of that nation been imperilled be
cause of the ambition nnd aggressiveness
of the Prussian portion of the German
empire. A revolution in Denmark just
now might be fateful for that country.
In fact , the acquiescence of Russia in
the annexation of Denmark by Germany
may yet turn out to bo part of the pnco
of Germany's assistance to Russia in the
Bulgarian atfaii.
Religious persecution reigns in Russia.
The czar proposes to re-establish unity of
faitli by forcing into the pale of the
Greek church Polish Catholics and Lithu
anian Protestants. Jews are driven out
of the country. The governors of Pouo-
Ha and Ukraine , not content with closing
every public oflieo to the Jaws , nro now
shutting them out of other occupations ,
The lawyers of Iho provinces are ordered
to dismiss all Jewish clerks ,
that is , the majority of their
employes within two months.
The same order is to bo issued in the
southwest provinces , where Russian Jews
nro gathered as in an immense ghetto.
In the Baltic provinces the attack is di
rected against the Lutherans , who form
the great majority of the population.
The governor of Esthonia interdicts the
sale and circulation of any religious jour
nal not of the orthodox faith , Lutheran
pastors are forbidden to criticise or dis
cuss any actions or doctrines of the
Greek church. In the province of Wilna
excitement is'great , and now evils nro
feared. Is it any wonder that disturb
ances should aiisu ?
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* .y
The fact that Germany is most of the
time casting now cannon and making
moro guns does not of itself imply that
another war is imminent. An immense
military establishment necessitates the
maintenance of armories nnd arsenals
and shops and founTlrlojft to correspond.
But as tlio as just now contracted
tracted for 1,500,000 , rifle's , sulllclent for a
larger mobilization of .troops than lias
over yet been orderldlho natural inference -
once is tiiat the next European war ,
whenever it does come , is expected to
beat all previous records in its magnitude.
JIo Got the Important facts.
Chicago Kowss The new reporter who
hail had experience as a rural correspond ,
cut rushed in to inform his chief that ho
had the facts of a very important murder
a men shot.
"Who was the mnnJ" asked the chief.
"I didn't get his name. "
"Wuo shot him ? "
"I don't know , "
"What was the cause of the shooting } "
"I didn't learn. "
"You got the facts of the oase.dldyouV"
"Yes , tlio important ones. I learned
that the pistol was a solf-actiiiK revolver
of the bull-dozer pattern , U3 caliber. "
Ono little pin-head plliet , taken at
night before goii.g to bed is often suf
ficient to move tlio bpwols anil rcmoyo
bilioustii'33 and costivene&s , the effect
wijl astonish you. Dr. J , 11. McLean's
Liver and Kiduoy PilloU.
Keep It Heforc lloimutlcnnn.
Before the republicans of the first dis
trict commit the party Jo the support of
Church Howe , they should ask themselves
whether a man of his record has any
rightful claim upon tlio support of any
decent republican. Lcnvlnct out ol ques
tion his corrupt methods nnd notorious
venality wo appeal to republicans to
pause and reflect before they put n prem
ium upon party treason and conspiracy
against its very existence.
Ten years ago , when the republican
parly was on the verge ol disaster ,
and every electoral vote east for
Hayes nud Wheeler was needed to
retain the party in power , Church
llowo entered into a conspiracy
to deliver republican Nebraska into the
hands of the enemy. This Infamous plot
is not n mere conjecture. The
proof of it does not rest on surmise or
suspicion. It is not to be poo-poohed or
brushed aw ay by pronouncing it one of
Rosowntor's malicious campaign sland-
The records of the legislature of
which Church llowo was a member in
' 70-77 , contain the indelible proofs of the
treasonable conspiracy , and no denial
can stand against evidence furnished by
his own pen. Hriolly told , the history of
this plan to hand over the country to
Tililon and democracy Is ns follows :
In 1870 Nebraska elected Silas
A. Strickland , Amasa Cobb anil
A. 11. Connor presidential electors
by a vote of ; ) 1,010 as against n vote of
10,1)51 , ) east for the Tilden and llendrioks
electors. After the election it was dis
covered that the canvass of this vote
could not take place under the then ex
isting law before the legislature con
vened. 1 ho electoral vote had to bo can
vassed in December at the latest , and the
regular session of the legislature did not
begin until January. In order to make
a legal canvass of the electoral returns.
Governor Garber called a special session
of the legislature to convene on the Ctli
of December , ' 70 , at Lincoln , for the pur
pose of canvassing the electoral vote of
the state. The democratic effort to cap
ture republican electoral votes is historic.
T'ildon's friendfl , notably Dr. Miller , had
been plotting for the capture of
ono of the electors from Ne
braska , and it is also historic that
a largo bribe was offered to ono of the
electors , General Strickland. The call of
the legislature broke into the plan of the
jilottors , and they found a willing and
reckless tool in Church Howe. When the
legislature convened at tlio capital ,
Church Howe filed a protest which may
be found on pages 0 , 7 and 8 of tlio Ne
braska House Journal for 1877. The fol
lowing extract makes interesting reading :
"J. Church Howe , a member of the legisla
ture of Nebraska , now convened by procla
mation of his excellency , Governor Silns
Garber , for the purpose of canvassing and
declarlnc the result of the vote cast In Ne
braska for electors for president anil vice
president of the United States , hereby enter
my solemn protest against such net , denying
that the governor has power to call this bodj"
In special session for any such purpose , or
that tills body has any authority to canvasser
or declare the result of such vole upon the
following grounds :
First , This legislature now convened hav
ing been elected under what Is known as the
old constitution , lus no power to act in the
promises , the now constitution of the state
having been In force since November , 187.V
The second and third clauses deal with
technical objections and arc somewhat
lengthy. Tlio concluding sentences of
this precious document are as follows :
"For the foregoing reasons 1 protest
against any canvass of tlio electoral vote
of the slate by this body , nnd demand
that this , my protest , bo entered upon
the journal. " ( Signed ) Church Howe ,
member of the legislature of Nebrajka.
The democrats did not respond to the
call of the governor and there was barely
a quorum in the senate , while there were
several to spare in the house of which
llowo was a member. The protest en
tered by llowo was doubtless prepared
by the Tilden lawyers in Omaha and
Howe had the irlory of being the solo
champion of Sam Tilden. The legisla
ture ignored Cliurch Howe , spread his
protest on its record and canvassed the
elclctoral vote in spite of it.
When the legislature convened in Jan
uary , 1877 , the presidential contest was
at its height in Washington. Church
llowo had changed places from the house
to the senate. Early m the session , a
resolution was introduced expressing the
conviction on the part of the senate that
llnycs and \Vheolnr having received a
majority of the electoral votes were en
titled to their seats. This resolution
cave rise to a very lively debate which
lasted two days. Cliurch llowo asked to
bo excused from voting when it Iirst
came up and was so excused. On the
final passage of the resolution tlio record
[ page ! 170 , Senate Journal 1877 , ] shows
the following result : Yeas Ambrose ,
Haird , Blanehard , Bryant , Calkins ,
Cams , Chapman , Colby , Dawcs , Gar-
Held , ( illhani , Ilityes , Konnard , Knapp ,
Popoon , Powers , Thummel , Van Wyck ,
Walton and Wilcox 20.
These voting in the negative wore :
Atcn , Brown , Covoll , Ferguson , Ilinman ,
Holt , Church llowo and North 8.
During the same session of the legisla
ture , Church Howe's vote on United
States senator for the first three ballots is
recorded as having been cast for 15. W.
Thomas , a South Carolina democrat ,
[ pages 108 nnd 203 Senate Journal. ] All
tms time Cliurch Howe professed to bo a
republican independent , republican on
national issues mid a temperance granger
on local issues , His temperance and
crnngu record wo Icavo for another ohap-
ter Wo simply ask what right a man
with such a record has to thu suppoit of
iiiiv republican. The democrats may b'j
still in his debt although they claim to
have paid him in lull on a cash bash for
crvices rendered.
Stirs Up Their IMIo.
I'kwton Oum/y / Herald.
Senator Van ' to the
Wyck's appeal people -
plo of Nebraska , nnd challenge to his
competitors , stirs up. the bile of the oppo
sition , but HOMO of the champions of the
rail rogue policy dare accept tlio chal
They meet it at long range with bare
bouklns , laugh at the appeal as nonsensi
cal uud ridicule the constitutional and
statutory provisions upon which It is
based us nn assault upon the preroga
tives of the states nnd opposition to the
constitution of the United States.
The argument , that the privilege of
expressing preference for United State
senator ia unconstitutional , is certainly
Ingenious. Wo imagine that the same
argument was used by wire pullers nnd
rail rogue workers of half u century ago ,
when certain wise men saw that the
safely of the country required that the
power of appointing the ejectoral col
lege be taken from the legislature aud
given into the hands of the people. Of
course the "Ignorant masses" don't know
who Is best calculated to run Iho nflairs
of state , and legislatures are easier to
manipulate than the people themselves.
Thu constitutional amendment regard
ing the electoral collcco saved this
country from becoming autocratic and
aristocratic half a century ago , and the
method of electing the American house
of lords to day , is us back in iho
the channels wo then escaped. Let the
United States constitution be amended if
necessary to make Van Wyck's idea
legal , but in justice to the people , in
nonor of our republican institutions , and
in compliance with our slate laws let the
ballot bo spread , nnd the legisla
ture elected will , if they bo honest , patri
otic men , confirm the dioioo of the poo-
pie whether it bo Van Wyek or Jay
Gould. '
. . . _ . . -
The DNcovcry ol'n. I'ortrnlt From Idfc
HooallH the Story of the
Unlucky CossncU.
Philadelphia Time's : A portrait of
Mav.eppa painted from life has been dis
covered at Kief , in southern Russia , aud
Is being onirraved by the Russian acad
emician , Demelry Kowkosky. It will
surprise nearly every ono who hears that
Ma/nppa was a real , living man who
could sit for his portrait lie seems so
like a purely mythical being , like Heller-
rophon or like one of the Am-
/.oils. He is associated in
our minds altogether with tlio
very unreal world of the circus ring ,
wilUbarobar k riders and trained horses.
Indeed , he may bo said to resemble a
centuar , for he and tlio fiery steed can
hardly be thoimht off apart. Yet ho was
a real man and cut quite a figure in his
part of the world 1'UO years ago. This
portrait probably represents not n swag
gering youth , with curly hair and bud-
dine moustache , but a grizzled warrior
in Russian uniform ami decorated with
military orders.
John Stephunovitch Muzcppa WIIP a
Cossack , wnomade suocesstul war upon
the savage Tartars who desolated
Southern Russia , driving them back to
the Caspian. This so recommended him
to Peter tlio great that he invited the
Cossack to his court and covered him
with honors and gifts , but when Peter
sent him against the invadintr Swedes ,
under Charles XII. , ho betraved the
Russian and went over with his followers
to the enemy. Peter defeated them both
and diove them into Turkish territory ,
where , tearing to fall into the hands of
his former relentless master. Mazoppa
killed himself , lie had before this bid
den ull the treasures which ho had
amassed in his wars and the gift ?
from those ho had served in' caverns in
the hills around Kief. Tlio portrait now
discovered was probably hidden at this
Tlio incident by which alone wo know
him actually did occur , lie was by birth
a Cossack , but when very young ho was
sent to servo os a page in the court of the
Polish king. There his beauty and
bravery won him great favor , especially
with tlio ladies. With 0110 of them , the
wife of a certain noule , ho was suspected
of too great an intimacy and the jealous
husband in revenge ordered him to be
bound naked to the back of a wild horse
that had never been ridden. The liorso
was a Tartar horse , from the stcppcs.und
when loosed he rushed madly back to his
native country with the unwilling rider
bound to his back. The Cossacks re
ceived the unlmnpy youth when nearly
dead from exhaustion and ho grow
up among them , remarkable for strength
and bravery. Byron cot his story out of
Voltaire's "Life ot Charles XII , " and
worked it into his dashing anil att.ractivo
poem. A story so dramatic was at once
seized upon for adaptation to tlio stage
and it was presented here ns early 'as
1825 by an Iinglfshmnn named Hunter.
He also was a very handsome man and
made a great stir in the town. This was
at the circus which is now the Walnut
Street theatre. The picture of Mazoppa
bound to tlio horse's back , which every
body knows KO well , was painted by IloV-
ace Vcrnot , one of the greatest of the
French artists. Vcrnet , of , got
his inspiration from Byron , to whom < vo
all owe whatever knowledge we may
have of the brilliant Cossack rider and
Ma/eppa'fi real motives for betraying
Peter are not certainly known. The
Poles , who look upon him as a hero , al
ways have maintained that ho had in
view the welfare of the Polish nation ,
and they point to the fact Hint ho stipu
lated with the Swedisli King for tlio in
dependence of Poland. If this bo the
truth it gives a certain dignity to the net ,
but Iho Russian story runs more in ac
cord with what otherwise is known of
him. They say that ho was led to go
over to the enemy by the blandish
ment of a certain Polish princess.
This would better correspond with
the rest of his adventurous career. Few
men , however , who nro simply adven
turers , got their actions recorded t > y a
historian like Voltaire and celebrated 'by
a poet like Byron and painted by a
master like Vornet and get to be known
by all school boys who speak the English
language , and all this not from any act
of doing , but ono of sulfering merely
A better man might find it disagreeable
to be personated before the public by
some of the persons who have repre
sented Aluzcppa in this city in recent
What Devotees ol' Terplsohoro Will
Ilavo to I.oafii Thin Hcaiion.
Now York Journal : The professors ,
after having considered a score of round
dances that had been submitted to thorn ,
decided upon adopting only four of
them. Two of the favored ones are
round ami two square dances.
The round dances are Biid ; to bo per
fectly intoxicating in their loveliness ,
and tlio man who cannot dnnco them
should make up his mind that he was in
tended for a hitehing-posl , not a waltzor.
The Iirst was evolved from tlio lively
brain of Professor James Brooks , of
PHlsburg , Pa. U is called the American
gavot , and is wet to polka music. If com
bines the best features of thu polka with
those of the polka rcdowa. Its effect is
so powerful that the orchestral musicians
sometimes throw down their fiddles and
rush upon the Jloor to join the madden
ing whirl.
The other round dance Is patriotically
christened thu Columbia , and the irirls
prefer it to ice cream with soda water
trimmings. It was curved out. of the
brain of Professor S. , 1) , Spink of Provi
dence , it. I. , anil it is expected to become
the favorite dancu of the reason , The
Columbia is ontiruly new and is a com.
bination of trois temps and the waltz to
sehoUibi'hu niusiu. Men with wooden
legs uro especially advised not to attempt
this innovation.
One of thn pqimru'dimccs is called the
Oetngon. and It is us complicated us the
account book of a young lady who has
been on n shopping expedition , It Is a
doubln qiiadrillii. with iigures and music
entirely new. Prof. li. ( J. Rivers , of
Brooklyn , was the ingenious architect of
thu Octagon , and If ho were to run for
mayor of Brooklyn the girls would cast a
solid vote for him.
The court quadrille also passed muster
and mot the approbation of the pro.
lessors. Prof , Spink , of Providence , lay
awake nights thinking uror it , und its
uflect i.s as entrancing as a gallon of
opium ,
It is danced by- eight couples and has
lots of cruzv-quilt movements , whihi the
music in particularly lino. Everything
in It is now aud thu danoers are ox peeled
to 'vtwMiow 6willow tail suits and ball
room dresses , It promise * to bo us catch-
mu as the cholera , and a thousand times
more popular.
Probable Oloso of Business o [ a
Bank JFirm.
The Younger Ocncrntton Not tollenr
the Iturilcn or tlic Older Tlio
Cotnttiir AVeilclltiK of n
. 1'rlnco or ilio
Piiit.ADKU'HtA , Pa. , Sept. 8. [ Corres
pondence Chicago Tribune. ] "Tliu
banking house of iJrc.xol Is toccnso. "
"When ? "
"Upon the death of the surviving hnnd
of the Philadelphia house , Mr. A. , ) .
Drcxol. "
"Impossible. "
" 'JVuo ' , every word of it. 1 hnvo it
uiion the bosL of authority that tills ii Mi.
Droxol's will. "
"Why ? "
"Hecauso Mr. Drexel Is of the opinion
thiit none of Ins sons arc equal to carrj
ing on the great business that ho mid his
brothers built up uftor the death of his
fatherind ! for Hint reason lie ilosirus that
with his lift ) the house shall end. "
A friend of minewho seems to be quilo
eloso to the Droxels the greatest bank
ers altogether , in Ilio United States sur It
prised mo with this story this morning. * if
Another friend , to whom I was talking
to-day , who is also nearto the bankers ,
and is nn inllmato of Mr. James W. Paul
jr. , Miss Dre.xoTs husband und a member
of all three of the Droxul linns , Philadel
phia , Now York and Paris , said : "Thcro
probably is a good dual in thatbut I doubt
whether all the plans have yet been per
fected. I don't. Know wliotherMr. lre.\el
will insist on forbidding the use of his
niiino , but it is very likely that none of
his sous will hayo any active jiart in the
business after his death. Tim money that
Mr. Dro.xol's brother Frank who died
last summer , worth $15,000.000-hnd in
the firm is being drawn out gradually. 1
think it altogether likely tlmtMr. J. Low
lier Welsh , the railroad financier , will
finally take the chief monetary place in
the linn , lie is quietly acquainting him
self with the all'airs now with that purpose -
pose in viow. "
All tliis is apropos of the preparations
for the wedding of Air. Anthony Droxo ) ,
jr. that is to come oil'at Lonsr "Branch
next week. The bride is to bo iMiss Kila
Armstrong , of Baltimore , who is nearly
related to several society women in this
eit } ' , and spent nearly all of last winter
hero. The wedding will bo one of the
most splendid of the season , and prepa
rations are making on a fraud sealo.
The Hev. Dr. Keoleson , an old friend of
the bride's parents , is on his way from
Europe especially to ollleiate on the oc
Tim ceremony will take place at the
little Episcopal church at Klberon , as the
southern and particularly swell part of
the branch is dominated. The church
lias a historic as well as social interest ,
since it was there the late President
Grant and his family went when hero in
the summer-time. A brass tablet to the
late president's memory is to ba put in
the wall in a week or two over the ( Jrant
pew. There is a similar one already in
place to the memory of the late Presi
dent Garlicld. The church contains only
thirty-seven pews , but 1 fancy that not
even at the Episcopal chapel at Newport r
can one see bigger money kings during
the season. Any Sunday now until Octo
ber , one may liiul representatives of a
hundred millions in the aggregate at
their devotions at "St. James -by-the-
Soa. " Even the sexton is a millionaire-
Mr. Georgu W. Childs. Only instead of
receiving pay for his services he puts fifty
or a hundred dollars every Sunday morn
ing on the collection plate that ho hands
around Ho , by the way , is as yon know
a confidential triend of the Druxolsnnd
his gift to the bride next week will doubt
less be something worth looking at.
llow the cliurch is to accommodate
even a tithe of the guest * who have al
ready been asked to the wedding is more
than' I can understand. A thousand
curds. I fancy , have been sent out. Spec
ial trains will bring people from Phila
delphia , Now York and Baltimore , rela
tives of the groom in Chicago will bo on
hand and there will bo some gue.sts from
England and the continent. The honey
moon is to bo passed in Europe , where
Tony's brother John , who was married
last autumn , is now with his orido.
The bride to bo is bright and pretty.
She is rather small of stature , but trimly
made. She has big , dark eyes , good fea
tures and a wonderfully clear complo.x-
ion. Shu is nicely accomplished , too ,
and plays and sings well , blie has been
staj'ing all summer at the Long Itranch
cottage of her sister. Mrs. Rhinolandor
Stewart , of New York , who is strikingly
Tony is at his fathnr'H place at Long
Brunch , and drives out with his liauceo
on a smart English cart every fair after
noon. Ho is not uncomely to look upon.
He is tall , broad-shouldered , fat and
kindly. Ho is rather loud in his attire ,
running strongly to striped shirts and
plaids und red gloves. This peculiarity
is the more jioticcable by reason of the
fact , that all the rest of the family are ex
tremely plain in dross. JIo Is a member
of all the fashionable clubs and of the
swell city troop , the "Guards" of the
Quaker town. J3ut they do Kay that
whenever the troop ( joes out to camp
Tony discovers that business requires his
presence in Europe. Tony is just now a
clerk in his father's bank in this city , but
I hear that after his marriage he will bo
given an interest in the Philadelphia linn
and the two associate houses.
Tliiin Tor Oinului to AVnkn Up.
NEMOII , Neb , , Sept. 14. To the Editor
of the lir.i : : Wo learn from reliable au
thority that the Northwestern are buying
the right of way on the recent survey of
the Union Pacific extension in Kay val
ley north of Albion , and have put on a
largo force of graders on Sunday last in
advance of the gindcrs of the Union Pa-
cille road. How long is Onmlin going to
Kip Van Winkle on this matturr The
business men of the metropolitan city of
this state should meet at once , You will
rememuor when the Fremont fe Elkhorn
Valley road was commenced ,
startled Omaha fourteen years ago Pub
lic meetings were held , and in the almost
incredibly short tinio of three days
Omaha oDinnicuccd two roads , right in
the middle of winter , Ipaying the enor
mous mini of 4.1 cents per yard for grad
ing. The ground was fro/.en twenty-two
inches deep , and yet in less than two
months she had twenty miles of rad fin
ished. Is Omaha asleep to-day ? Hasn't
slio as much push as ever ? Has she not
many of the same business men she had
then and many more us good now ? . Then
for her sake and for northern Nebraska's
sake , bo up and doinc. Wo _ want com
peting lines , ihat is the anti-monopolist I
am. S. F. M.
IIu AVtiH Not In Oil.
A well-dressed countryman stopped at
the entrance of the petroleum oxohangn ,
on lower Broadway , uud gazed insfuo
with considerable interest.
A broker on the lookout for commis
sions said to nlm , cordially : "Are you In
oil. siri1"
"No , mister , " said the countryman ,
moving away ; "I'm ' no sardine. "
At ono time oik or "wapiti" was of
general distribution in North America ,
but now its chief strongholds are in Hit ?
foot hills of tin ; Kooky mountains uud tu
valley.of the Yellowstone.