Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1886, Page 4, Image 4
SHE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SATURDAY , SEPTEMBER IS. 1886. J i THE DAILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. IWMS or suuscattTiotf ! DnllrfMocnl.iif I-Mltlon ) Including Sundnjr tttr. , Ono Vcar S10 M Tor Six Months f > tfl For Tlirco Month * S fX ) Tlio Omnhn SimlAjr llr.K , mnilotl to nhy , OnoYcnr. . 200 OMATU Ornrr. No.SH AND till TAnvAjt RTIIKBT. NKW VOHK orrirK. IKMIM ifi , TIUIII-NI : IICII.IUMI. WASUINU10N ON-ICE , NO. i roVllTCKXTItSTIlKKT. connr.spoNnr.scE ! All commtinlCiUiotn minting to news nndrdl- torlal innttcr ihtmld be mldiossoil to the l.ui- TOJt OF TUB IlKF. HUMMERS t.lTTTKIlS ! All Im'IncuslciiciMnnilromHtnnoMshouMlio lll1llrO Cl to TllH llKB I'l'MMMIIMl I'mtl'AMY , OMAII 1. Drnftn , chocks mid | > o tntlluo orders to bo made payable to Ilio aiiltr of thu coini'imy ' , THE BEE POBLISHlSlOMPm , PROPRIETOR'S , E. IIOSESVATKH , HDITOU. THIS 1JISU. fiworn Statement ofClroulntlon. Btftto of Nebraska , 1 Count * of Douglas. ( " < ! " . ( 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 : , , 7V > ftl Saturday. 4th . W , J" > Sunday , fith . . . HUM Monday , nth . iio : Tuesday. 7th . 1'J , < M'0 ' Wednesday. sth . l' , Tliiirsclay.mii . 12.MM Friday , 10th . .liJM)0 ) Average . 13.899 ( ir.o. Jl. Tzsciiuch. Subscribed nnd sworn to before mo this lllli day of Sept. , 1SSO. N. 1' . Fun , IBKAI..I Notnrv Public. Ueo. U. Tzscliuclr , bclnRflrstdiily sworn.de- 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. Uio. : 1) ) . Tzsciiucif. 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 tions. 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. I 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 Jiuyard. . 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 promised. 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 cotu't. 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. KS 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. --3 x * - * - 3 ' 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 ? * * . . ' * .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 governmipt.li 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- tiers. 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 lenge. 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 drift.ug 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. ' . . . _ . . - MAZEPPA A FACT. 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 time. 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 cour.se , got his inspiration from Byron , to whom < vo all owe whatever knowledge we may have of the brilliant Cossack rider and soldier. 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 times. NEW DANCES. 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. THE HOUSE OF DREXEl , Probable Oloso of Business o [ a Qr.at Bank JFirm. The Younger Ocncrntton Not tollenr the Iturilcn or tlic Older Tlio Cotnttiir AVeilclltiK of n . 1'rlnco or ilio House. 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 casion. 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 t 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 handsome. 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 , how.it 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.