Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 09, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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For Blx Month 000
Korlliroollontl' * , 2(0
The Omaha 8mi < lny UHE , mailed to any
addieu , One Year. , . 200
ARA omcie. No. mi * xn BM FAimw Srntrr.
roBK orrtrE. Itimu S. TIIIIIUNP luiii.niNa.
Att communications rotating to news and edi
torial matter should be addressed to the KDl-
Voit or HIE BRK.
AH bufIHMI letter * andromlttancAlRhould be
Mdreued to Tim UEK Pum.tsmNii COMPANT ,
OMAHA. Draft * , check * anil postoflluo orders
to be made payable to the ordtr of tbo company ,
POWDERI.Y'S address looked ns if the
pronoun " 1" had boon sprinkled over it
from a poppcr-hox.
MR. GAUUKTT says the Haltirnoro &
Ohio telegraph has not been sold. Mr.
Gould says the Western Union has gob
bled up said lino. Wo pays our rnonoy
and takes our choice , The trimsor has
evidently not been made ,
THE chief of thn Uhoctaw nation has
Just issued his annual message. Among
many other tiling ho snys that the re
lations of the nation with the United
States government continue of a friendly
und satisfactory character. This sounds
n triilu odd , coming as it docs not far
from the geographical center of the
United States.
THE Now York health authorities find
it more difficult to chuck the progress of
cholera among the Infected Italians than
was expected. Quite a number have
died since landieg and many are yet sick.
There is little danger of a spreading of
the disease among the citizens , however ,
as ouergoiio precautionary measures
have been adopted.
THE Railway Gazelle record of train
accidents for August includes sixty-five
collisions , sixty-four derailments , and
eight other accidents , a total of 137 , in
which 127 persons were killed and 323 in
jured. Most of these "accidents" could
have boon avoided. The next crusade
needed in this country is ono against
negligence in the operations of our rail
Tins country has not hitherto cut much
of a figure in the production of diamonds.
This rcmissness is soon to be remedied ,
If the reports from Kentucky are true.
The Rtato in which the star-eyed goddess
of reform , whisky , and fair women are
indigenous , is said also to contain dia-
wmond mines which are to bo developed.
The precious gem thus threatens to be
come so common that the hotel clerk may
be compelled to resort to some other
paeans of distinction.
A KANSAS judge is reported to have
eaid to an impecunious criminal recently :
"A poor man should bo exceedingly care
ful to obey the law , tor he has every in
ducement to do so. The rich man may
violate the law and by making a big
fight escape punishment , but the poor
Seldom escape incurring the penalties. "
What a comment on our judicial ma
chinery , coming as this does from the
Tory sanctuary of justice. A more shame
ful confession could not be made.
THE New York Post recently stated that
there worn on the pension rolls three or
four widows of revolutionary soldiers , but
R late statement from the pension ollico
Bhows that thuro are no less than thirty-
five such widows. Whereupon that paper
remarks that as several of those women
are less than eighty , and are still in good
health , it seems reasonable to expect that
the year 1000 will find the pension roll
till bearing the names of widows of
oldiors who dlod in a war which ended
In 1783. It seems probable that the year
6000 may find the nation still paying
pensions on account of the civil war
Which ended in 1805. The tirno will
doubtless come in the next century when
every widow of u Union soldier will bo
granted a pension , and the fashion of
young women marrying old soldiers is
' | j" likely never to die out. A younc man
Who enlisted m , the last year of the war
jj at eighteen will bo seventy-eight in VJK
the same ago at which a Revolutionary
soldier in Ohio married and if ho shouh !
. pick out n girl of sixteen , as thn Chic
Boldiur did , she would bo nine years short
. of n centenarian in 2000. In short , not
jo- merely future generations , but n future
.century , may need to pass before the
nation gets through paying pensions ,
even supposing that wo are never In
Tolvcd 'n another war.
IT costs something to be a candidate foi
Office in Now York city. A paper of thai
oily ssivs if the ollico to bo tilled is a su
preme court judgcshlj ) the price of n
nomination ranges from $10,000 to $30-
000 ; if it bo a comptrollership the price is
f 10,000 ; for a united nomination for dis
trict attorney it is $5,000 to each of two
"halls , " an i for nominations for the
yulnor jtidgcships , state senators and as
omblemon , it ranges from $500 to $10-
000. Those are certainly largo figures ,
but they are accounted for when the
largo emoluments belonging to most of
those ofllcora are considered. For exam
pie the fifteen judges to bo elected will
'draw $131,000 a year in salaries. The supreme
promo court judges receive $17,500 a year
and are elected for fourteen
Wears ; the general sessions judge
Is elected for fourteen years at an auuua
alary of $13.000 ; city court judges gn
910,000 a year and are elected for six
years ; city justices are chosen for su
years at a salary of $0,000 a year ; tin
district attorney and the surrogate gel
each 113,000 a year and are elected fo
three years. Such oflicos are wortl
Btruggling for , and as long as they paj
X as now men will bo willing to give thi
; ' large assessments required to secure
( them. Inveighing against the assessment
mont system will amount to little whilt
the prUos continue as attractive as now
fct Is said that there is no parallel li
recent political history to the contos
that is making to secure nomination fo
those oQlcos. The ontlro bar of No\
- Vork is in a ferment and permeated b ;
r all manner of intrigue and combines t
gather the luscious plums from whicl
men of other professions and pursuit
are excluded , The trouble is that Nov
York pays too gonerqyslj for its leg *
< & , . A *
Parker's Trlbnta to Bccchcr.
Eulogy is very penerixlly HUlo also
than indiscriminatlng panegyric , It is
not expected to go much beyond or out
side of this. Even those who have passed
away in the humbler wnlk.i of IIfo , to
whom survh Ing friends render tribute ,
receive consideration only with respect
to those qualities which are remembered
to their honor , leaving out of regard all
those frailties and defects which marred"
their conduct. In the case of those who
have occupied n conspicuous place in the
higher walks of mini an activity nnd
achievement the demand seems even
stronger for putting out of view these
weaknesses and deficiencies that worn the
blemishes and drawbacks in such lives
und bringing forward to attention nnd
observation only those characteristics
which shed glory upon the memory
of their possessors ami uro the explana
tions of a successful career. Doubtless
this is the true ofllco of eulogy. Wo are
admonished to speak only good of the
dead , nnd every right-tvlnded man will
admit the justice of tlio admonition. But
it may not unwisely be said that the life
which is presented to the world as a
model for men's admiration and an ex
ample for their following should not bo
shown so entirely devoid of its essentially
lumuui defects as to lose or greatly
diminish its worth as an example , howso
ever great its claims to admiration. To
the average man that life Is most valuable
for instruction and guidance which has
had to contend with its share of
the frailties common to all and
has largely or wholly conquered
them. In order to know what
the struggle of such a lifo has been , to
measure the extent and nature of the
victory , and to give the lesson Us just and
useful application , it is necessary that the
frailties bo not wholly lost sight of.
Uathtir is it essential to sec the full char-
nntcr , with all of its angularities , defects
and deformities. Eulogy is hedged by
limitations tliut do not admit of so broad
a view.
The eminent London preacher , Dr.
Parker , who on last Tuesday evening
pronounced his eulogy on Henry NVard
Decoder , kept well within tlio lines by
which ho was circumscribed. His cflbrt
was highly creditable to his head nnd
heart , and if there is any friciut of the
dead divine who is not fully satisiiea with
the testimony it is hardly conceivable
what such an ono would require to
satisfy him. The great Brooklyn
preacher left numerous evidences of his
ability in this line , and in a similar case
ho mieht have said some things less trite
nnd embellished his theme with illustra
tions loss commonplace than the London
pronchor employed , but for the ono pur
pose of eulogy he could hardly have sur
passed the work of Dr. Parker. It is
rich to repletion in adulation , expressed
in a language so hearty and earnest that
there can be no question ns to its pro
found sincerity. The admiration and
love of the eulogist for his subject is
made strongly apparent in every sent
ence. Ho was tlio ideal preacher , hold
ing h53ooation by divine right ; ho was
the genius in intellect who gave ft now
impulse and direction to the world ho
represented ; ho was the commanding
leader whose eloquence and zeal drew
men to him irresistibly ; ho was a philan
thropist whoso concern for humanity was
boundless ; ho was , quoting the language
of Dr. Parker , "groat in every aspect. "
Eulogy , surely , could go no farther.
With some modification , perhaps , all
will acquiesce in this estimate of Ueechcr.
Ho did a great work , and ho did it well.
The grand opportunities that came in his
way were not lost. But it must still be
remembered that he had frailties , some
of which were very pronounced , nnd
which , in n man of less brilliant gifts ,
would have been very likely to wholly de
stroy his usefulness. They unquestiona
bly militated against the later useful
ness of Henry \ \ ard Beecher , as
the recollection of them must will :
many militate against a complete
and unmixed admiration of his cLnrnc
tor. Lot it charitably bo said that gifted
as ho was in all these qualities which arc
the "divine part of man , " ho had also
strongly developed human weaknesses
which he controlled better than the grer.1
majority of men. Certainly in most re
spects which justly command admiration
and honor , Bcechcr was a man whose
"like , wo shall not look upon again. "
The opening of the college year hai
been signalized by a case of huzlng
which has again brought this subject ,
so familiar to collcgiatos , prominently
to public attention and discussion , anc
aroused the ficultic3 of various colleges
to the necessity of stern measures to pre
vent the spread of this barbarism. Thif
case is a peculiarly sad ono , and vcrj
well illustrates the heartless barbarity
of the average college student. It oc
curred at Williams college , and the vic
tim was Ueorgo Clioato , of the freshman
class , son of a prominent cilUcn ol
Massachusetts. It appears that UK
young man was singularly susceptible t (
religious fervor , and learning
this fact the irreverent sophomoroi
played upon Uhoates1 wcaknos :
most zealously and successfully. Tho.i
preached to him nnd oxhortcc
with him until ho was thrown into the
most distressful state of mind nnd wonl
about a picture of misery nnd despair
Tlio hallucination , sedulously cultivated
by his cold-blooded persecutors , grow
upon him , and was exhibited in conduct
which indicated that reason had pretty
nearly lost sway. This added to tlu
oll'ects of Homo personal abuse speedily
produced an illness , nnd young Choatc
is at his home a pltiublo wreck. It n
doubtful If ho can survive , and if he
should his mind will probably bo permanently
nontly impaired.
This Is said to bo the most serious re
sult of haiing t"hat has over occurred it
Williams college , but there have beoi
many quite as bad in other colleges. Lif
has been sacrillccd in the 'practic
of this brutal nnd indefensible cus
torn , injuries have boon sullured fron
which the victims never recovered , aw
outrages have been perpetrated a ;
shameless as they were criminal. Fo
some years the practice lias been in abeyance
ance , the faculties of the colleges havinj
firmly set tholr faces against it nnd mad
rigid rules for Its prevention an d punish
ment , but the proportion of diabolism ii
human nature is so largo , and particular
ly in youths away from the restraints o
home , that it has not boon found
to wholly repress it. Even the vigilanc
and stern discipline of West Point hav
been found unequal to tbo task of entire
ly putting down tha practice. Yale re
contly Axocllod a student convict
ed of participation in a hazing , and
five others ore undergoing" r.a investiga
tion. An oflbrl to revive "rushing" hs
just been made ut Harvard , and this
practice prevails nt Columbia college.
President Barnard , of the latter Institu
tion , is authority for the statement that
hazing is practised nt nearly all the col
leges. It takes as many forms ns the
ingenuity of those who encage in it can
devise , and quite generally the most
heartless and barbarous that can bo sug
gested , within reasonably safe limits , is
the ono that is adopted.
It is strnngo that any ono should llnd
any palliation for this barbarism , but
wo have read In ut least ono eastern
paper , since the Clioato affair , an cflbrt
to extenuate the conduct of students who
engage in Imlng. It fell very lar
short of the purpose , but It could not
fall to have a bad influence in encourag
ing those predisposed to the practice.
There should bo no mercy shown these
who engage in this brutal pastime when
they nre detected. But there's the rub.
Are not the faculties generally much less
solicitous than they should bo to detect
tbo guilty parties ? 'Whore the case
against n student is so plain that they
cannot shut their eyes to it there will bo
a manifestation of firmness by expelling
the culprit , but it is not prolitablo to extend -
tend this discipline to a dozen or twenty
who may be implicated. Allowing for
nil the dlllioultles in the way , it is
still doubtless not unfair to Euy that
if the college faculties were more
vigilant in guarding against these occur
rences and more diligent in hunting out
these who participate in them they would
be less numerous. The sad misfortune
of young Clioato will very likely subdue
the hazing spirit for a time , but for its
permanent suppression it is evident there
must bo more stringent regulations than
now prevail , and that they must bo
rigidly enforced.
Scir.NCK has again berne testimony in
favor of cremation. At the late hygienic
congress m Vienna there was an exhaus
tive discussion of this subject , in which
nil the arguments , sanitary and other
wise , were considered. It is most signifi
cant that among nil those learned physi
cians , many of them of world-wide repu
tation , not one had a word to say in op
position to cremation , while every
speaker on the subject advocated this
method of disposing of the dead. It wus
especially supported as n necessity to tlio
safety of tlio living in cases of death from
smallpox and other infectious diseases.
It was stated that in spite of all ordinary
sanitary precautions there had
boon many instances where
the living had been poisoned
by the dead. There could be no more
valuable testimony than this to the im
portance of cremation , at least in the
case of death from a certain class of dis
eases , but its oftcct will be coulincd to the
comparatively few who can lay aside the
sentiment which is the formidable ob
stacle to the acceptance of this method
of disposing of the dead. That senti
ment has the support of centuries of
practice , of religious belief , oven of
superstition , and it will stubbornly nnd
probably always successfully resist the
dibits of science , with all the evidence
on its side , to substitute the incinerating
furnace with its resultant ashes safely
inurned for the grave and the tomb.
' Arizona newspapers propose General Miles
'for president.
Mahono is putting his strongest lieutenants
In the field as candidates for the legislature.
General Spinola is going to Washington to
try nnd get thu civil service law repealed this
There Is an organization of the labor vole
In Virginia sulllrlently strong to count as
ono of the uncertainties of the campaign.
Olio of the republican Issues In the local
campaign In Ohio this year is the abolition
of the fee system of paying county officers.
fc.1'ho campaign In Maryland and In Balti
more this year seems to have been reduced
to a question of choice of men. not measures.
Governor Luce , of Michigan , says it is fif
teen years since ho has seen the republican
party of his state so haimonlous as it Is
Colonel II. C. Thompson , of Alabama , will
try to get Senator Morgan's seat. He Is
In favor of protection and retention ot the
liquor tax.
General John McNuIta Is being pushed for
the next republican nomination for governor
in Illinois , lloisan able lawyer and a shrewd
business man.
Perhaps President Cleveland will be re-
nominated. If so , It will not bo because he
Is rich In merit , but because his party is pooi
in available men.
There Is not much talk about politics In the
Giand Army rauksutit amoni ; the republican
members the presidential choice Is Bob Lin
coln , by a large majority.
The republican and democratic candidates
for lieutenant governor in Indiana last full
may confront each other again next year as
candidates for the governorship.
There li still In the offices of the national
capital a largo leaven of republican Integrity
and Intelligence ; naturally , therefore , Is
there excellent conduct of public affairs.
Eugene lllgglns consoles his democratic
brethren with tlio Idea that Mr. Cleveland is
not a civil service reform humbug at heart ,
and that some time this will become appar
ent to all.
About the only thins democrats have to go
on In Ohio Is the cultivation ot their Imagin
ations with respect to the relations of Sher
man and Foraker. Now Sherman and For-
aker are getting along very comfortably In
deed. They aie not In conlllct.
Dave Littler of Illinois , returning from lilt
labors on the Pacilio railroad commission ,
says that ho finds that the republicans in
California are Inclined to come to the con
vention next year without expressing anj
choice and to wait for an expression froit
other states before they decide.
William Walter Phelps sizes up the sltua
tlon admirably from n republican slaud-poln1
when ho says : Mr. Cleveland will bo noml
n a ted by the Inexorable logic of clrcum
stances. To refuse him a ronomlnatlon Is t <
confess that the only democratic administra
tion , the only test that this present genera
tion has tor proving tbo quality of democ
racy , has been a failure. If they go befort
the people without Cleveland , they go asking
the people to endorse a failure. Old mat
Cleveland lias the party by the neck and the }
cannot shako him off. "
Slinkn for Shake.
C/iicnuD TrViuiu.
Cleveland this year gives Iowa the go-by
Iowa will return the compliment next year
A New Iilterary Field.
Albany Aruto ,
A literary magazine has lately suggested
Canadian life as material which has not ye
been much used by American novel writers
We suggest a description of the beautifu
The Immortality of Clothes.
Ke 10 Oi leo n I' .
Kosstith Is remembered by his hat , Gari
baldi for his rod flannel shirt , and yet It Is
said clothes do not make the man.
And Sonic Are Hard lo Wear.
liitrUnotun Vrct Prcus.
There are a few things In this world which
are particularly hard to do , and ono of them
is to pay for a suit of clothes after it Is worn
StufrXbcm Into the Pun.
Alta California.
StiifHntr ballot boxes cannot bo prevented
by patent boxes. The evil Is not In tliu box
but the stutters. Stulllni : them into the
penitentiary Is the best preventive invention.
Iho Natural Sequence.
New 1'orff Sun.
The dismissal of the Pun-Electric govern
ment suit from court should bo followed by
lie prompt dismissal of the Pan-Electric at-
.orney general from the cabinet.
Mew Kind of I'alaoe.
Chicago Tlmci.
The people of Sioux City have a "corn
palace" which they have just opened with a
nrgo celebration. Corn-juico palaces are
lommon enough , but a corn palace Is a new
tiling. _ _ -
All Kroth , In Other Words.
The beautiful and vnluable cow presented
to Mrs. Cleveland by Mr. Chllds has arrived
at Washington. Wo trust Mrs. Cleveland
fully understands that Philadelphia cows
civo nothing but whipped cream.
The Explanation NreilH Explanation.
St. LoultPott-Dbpatth.
One of the witnesses before the Pacific
railroad commission has given Mr. Uuntiiu-
ton another line chance to "explain things , "
by giving the names of a number of promi
nent gentlemen who were converted from
vigorous assailants Into prominent dofendeis
of the Pacific ralhoad management. If the
chance in their position was wrought by ex
planation tlio public would like to hear Mr.
lluntington explain the explanation.
Omaha's Claim Recognized.
Chicago Herald.
The city of Omaha is discussing the possi
bility of securing the national convention of
the republican party. The friends of this
movement declare Unit the organization of
Nebraska as a territory gave birth to the re
publican party ; that Lincoln himself , visited
Omaha and Council Bluffs In that early day ,
and became the first presidential owner of
real estate in the city e tti great boom ; that
tlio parent should not deny its offspring the
party should not turn its back on a state of
Its own creation ; that Chicago , with a popu
lation ol only 60,000 , nominated Lincoln in
a wigwam not nearly so large as the exposi
tion buildlui : In Omaha ; and , finally that the
public-spirited men of Nebflaska ought not to
hold back and let some less dlflldont city
walk away with the prize. 'All ' these consid
erations affect us so sensibly ttiat if Chleaeo
could by any chance spare ono of the two
or three gieat national political conventions
which aio to DO held In IbSS , then Omaha , of
all other cities , should have it.
Politicians with "vaulting ambition" are
partial to rings.
The republicans of Nebraska will not
take wntur" on any of the issues of the
A democratic paper sends greeting to the
hold-ons and sucgests that "no self-respcct-
Ing republican will hold olllce under a demo
cratic administration. "
The North Bend Flail thinks "it would bo
a joke highly appreciated were It decided
that the people have rights that the railroads
are compelled to respect.
The Fremont Herald congratulates Colby
on having "missed the pleasure of being laid
out by Judito Broady. " The orlifadler is
rlsht at homo when leading a funeral retreat.
Colonel flusscll , of Schuyler , Is already
skirmishing for the political boots of Con
gressman Dorsey. The mention of It is
sufficient lo rattle the bones of Valentine In
their grave.
The Beatrice Democrat gives , as a certifi
cate of character to Dave Mercer , candidate
for judge of Douglas county , that he "Is a
good lellow and emanated in politics under
Church Howe. "
Tlio Schuyler Herald does not admire tlio
Immaculate qualities of the legislature , and
entertains commodious doubts of their abil
ity to throw oft the corporate shackles and
regulate railroad rates.
The Beatrice Democrat proposes to con
duct the county campaign on merit and es
chew personalities. This will rob the Intel
ligent voters of a vast fund of gossip and
human discrepancies.
The Lincoln Democrat confesses that the
advocacy for an extra session of the legisla
ture In the republican convention laid them
open to the charge of selfishness and greed.
As usual the tall tailed to was the dog.
The Democrat of Beatrice has In stool : "a
great deal of compassion for a man that Is
poor , but honest , but a notorious dead bcal
who refuses to pay his little bills when he Is
abundantly aulo to do so , Is too mean to be
tolerated in a decent community.
The Nebraska City News has Just discov
ered , on the eve of tlio campaign , that "court
house rings are a luxury Otoo countv has en
joyed for years , and while the rings and their
friends have grown richer the county has
grown poorer and gone further In debt. "
The Kuslivillo Standard thus sketches an
opposition candidate In running costume :
"The nominee for clerk ( a some six feet tall
and a democrat from tluuground up. He
wipes his nose on his sleeve and you can
smell the democracy on his breath at a con
siderable distance. " I
The Nebraska City News says : "Churcl
Howe will no longer have to depend on his
salary from the Missouri Pacific railroad or
the small amount ho sometimes makes out o
politics , as ho now receives a pension of S12
per month. Church , it will be remembered
suffered from rheumatism.1'
Ths Framont TrlbUnfi Is pleased with the
nomination of Messrs. 1ost > and Marshall ns
their own successors on the bench. "These
men have been tried at 'the ' bar of public
opinion and tlio verdict rendered that they
are honorable and upright Judges , and hon
ored for their faithfulness by a renomlna-
tlon. "
The Nebraska City Tress says : "David
Jl. Mercer , late of Brownvllle , has been nnm
inated by the Douglas county republicans
for county judge. Tills shows what native
ability , hard work and a thorough knowl
edge of how to fix the primaries will do. I
Is a great country , nnd even an Ann Arbor
graduate has a chance If lie only runs will
the machine. "
The Beatrice Democrat grabs with un
neemly merriment the horizontal bars or
dered for the public schools of Omaha , am
exorcises imagination thus : "It Is said tha
the boys and girls can uowsUln-tlio-cat with
out breaking down all the neighboring
fences. Omaha Is a great place for gyuinas-
tea. They teach it In school , practice tt In
lolltics , and young ladles nctuMlr turn
somersaults as an attraction at church festi
vals. "
Tha lltoomlngton Jusllco drops the scales
'or a moment to proclaim that "the ballot Is
lie weapon of a freeman. It blazes the
lathnnyto a higher plane of civil liberty
when men wield It In the Interest of real
progress. The wageman must use It with
creator wtsV.yiu In the future than in the
mst , or his name will tw > engraved on the
ablets of history ns the foe of liberty and
the unwitting Instrument of her downfall.17
The Norfolk News says of the head of the
republican ticket In Douglas county : "Tho
republican convention of Douglas county did
a peed thing when It nominated F rank E.
Moores for county clerk. When the writer
was devil In the Greenville ( O. ) Journal
ofllce , Frank was a rustling business man of
that city. If he doesn't show the mossbacks
of Douclass county how to run a lively cam
iMgii , wo lose our guess. The only thing
.ho democrats need to figure on Is how far ho
s going to pound the hole In after the fellow
.list runs against him. '
"Tho citizens of Plattsmouth , " says the
Journal , "have finally awakened to the fact
ihat the location of the Nebraska Srcnger-
) und in this city Is a great thing for our
town ; but they are not the only one who are
ratified by the affair. The visiting mem
bers of the Siungcrbund are themselves most
enthusiastic In praise of their treatment hero ,
and over the success of the affair In all ap
pointments. For the first time In the town's
lilstory It Is demonstrated that she has room
and accommodations for a largo crowd of
people , and Is entertaining them hand
somely. "
Prominent Union 1'aclflc Ofllolals
Have n Quarrel.
There was a lively time among the promi
nent officials of the Union 1'acltic at the
depot the past week. It Is claimed that Mr.
McCllntock , who has lately been appointed
local freight agent , has rendered himself
very obnoxious to all those with whom he
bas come In contact. The principal cause ot
dissatlssaction , as allowed , Is that Immedi
ately on assuming his olllce he discharged
nil the employes without reason ,
some of them having been In thu
company's' emplov over twenty years.
Last week Mr. McClintock cnmo to tlio
office after a day's sickness and dictated two
letters to his secretary , ono discharging M.
C. Strulclit , yard master at the depot , and the
other appointing . II. Whitcomb to the
position. Assistant Superintendent Deael ,
who is oUicially charged with such transfers ,
thought that tha change was made by Super
intendent Dlckcnson or Mr. Ullckonsdcrtor ,
and let the matter pass. The latter two
thought the chan > e was made by Mr. Uciiel.
So It rested until Mr. Straight came around to
make complaint for the treatment he received.
The consequence was that McCllntock's
usurpation of authority was discoveicd , ami
Superintendent Dickinson and Mr. Deuel
wont to the local freight ollico and read him
the riot act. The matter was left In abey
ance until Mr. I'ottor returned. When ho
did arrive he appsinted Mr. S. W. Davis as a
George V. Lancaster , ticket agent ot the
New York & New England i all road , arrived
with thirty free excursionists bound for the
Pacific coast. They spent the day in visit
ing different points In Omaha. Before de
parting in the evening they passed resolu
tions ot thanks to Mr. ( Jrovy , of the Union
Paeilic , who has charge of excursionists at
the transfer , for his kind attention.
The private car of G. W. Holdrcge , gen
eral manatrcr ot the B. & M. . arrived on thn
morning train over the Union Pauilic with
the following ladies aboard , who hud been
visiting Utah and the west : Mis. Besler ,
wife of the general superintendent of the
Chicago. Burlington & Quincy ; Mrs. Van
Onto , Mis. J. Lindsay , Mrs. William Boys-
ton and Miss Lena Maul. They will re
main in this city to-day and go eastward
over the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy to
The excursionists from the east during
these autumnal days ate phenomenal In the
history of the Union Pacific road. Yester
day seven car loads of these tourists passed
through the city.
Mr. Field In His Own Defense.
To the Editor of the BHK : Your paper of a
few days ago ga\e an Incorrect ropoit of an
affair In Mercer , near Lowe avenueIn which
I uas the victim of an accident which might
have resulted disastrously , while I was later
subjected to the disgrace of Imprisonment
without a shadow of justification. On the
night In question I was driving to town with
William Moral ) . I was on the right side of
the avenue when a tanner's wagon , driven
rapidly , came westward on the same side of
the road , and , although 1 had shouted to the
driver and got as far Into the ditch as 1 could
without upsetting , to avoid him , my buggy
was struck by his wheels and myself and my
friend nariowly escaped being overturned in
the ditch. The farmer , notwithstanding my
calls and his malicious act , refused to stop. 1
chased him for two blocks and overtook him.
lie refused to cive me his name , refused to
bo responsible for the Injury ho had done
and steadily strove to get his horses out of my
hold to escape responsibility tor his act. I
then told him to-come down and take a
threshlnc. Now such men ns he are numer
ous on that rend and especially after dark.
When some of the farmers ate going home
drunk , citl/.uns have to'givo them nearly tlio
whole road , and even then there nre friends
of mine who have been run into lour times
this season. So when 1 found that I could
not get patlsfaction in any other way , 1
struck him with a .small piece of brick , which
huwe\er did him no injury. My companion
was still In my buggy and holding the heads
of the farmer's hoist's , when the Utter struck
him over thn head with the buckled end of
his reins. Mills angered Moran , who jumped
from my bugiy into the tanner's wagon and
dealt him but three blows. 1 called to Moran
to desist , which he diu immediately , where
upon tha farmer rode oil again in the same
reckless manner. The next , I'was arrested
on a warrant sworn out by a friend of the
man who had run into me , and after dark , at
my own home , when the police olllcer had the
warrant In his possession for two days ,
I was brought to town , searched and
Imprisoned llko a common thlet.
Now when I was arrested the oltlcur claimed
it was on 11 very serious charcc , and vet ho
admitted that ho had tlio\variant In his pos
session lor two lull days , and no time else
could ho select to disgrace mo by dragging
me from my homo until after nightfall and
from the bosom ot my family , and then upon
the n.uh of a man who find no more to do
with the alfalr than you had. 1 am a well
known taxpayer and business man In this
city , anu though ot couiso I secured ball , yet
thu principle of dragging a reputably man
down at the word of a man who could have
been actuated only by inalaco , and had never
buforo been seen by the judgt ) nor will bo
ever nnin perhaps , it Is , In my opinion , but
sacrificing respectability and cltUenship to
the lowest scum who may take a desire to
ue the courts to avenge themselves.
Porsoiml I'nrnurnulis.
llyron Heed left last evening for Chicago.
Will 11. Smith , of Denver , Colo. , Is at the
J. U. Pratt , of Summer Hill , Is a guest at
the Paxtoii.
I. P. Hill , of Logan , la , , Is registered at
the I'axtoii.
F. J. Mackav , of Minneapolis , Is In town
on business.
Mrs. Dr. S. J. Chambers loft for Exeter ,
Neb. , yesterday.
II. S. Smith has returned from a business
trip to Chicago.
Augustus Frank , of Kearney , was nt the
P.ixton yesterday.
Ur. O. M. Oloson , of Fort Dodse ; , la. , Is
registered at the Millard.
S. F. Martin , a well known business man
of Kansas City , Is at the I'axton.
Dr , Julius M. Caboll , of thn United Status
aimy , was at the .Millard jesterday.
Will L. Lykons , advance man for the
Maaiilo Mitchell company , Is at the Millard.
C. C. Felt , of Keellne & Felt , heavy hard
ware men , of Council lilutTs , was In thu city
yesterday , attending to big contracts ho has
Hev. II. B. Burgess , Miss Lulu Burgess.
Mlbs Janet LIvliiL'ston , of I'lattsmoutli , tint !
Miss Casale Carter , of Ashland , dined with
Henry Palmer , ot PlatUmouth at the I'nxton
Plan of the Oampalgn Arrange' ! by tbo
Republican Oonnty Central OoniaiUtee.
The Democrat * Moot nnd Do the
Knmo The Council Transacts
Election Business Xlilnl Ward
lioiirbons Moot ,
County Central Committees.
The republican count ? central committee
mot In the council chamber at the city hall
yesterday afternoon for organization , and
for the purpose of making preliminary ar
rangement ; ) for the coming campaign. John
Kush , chairman of the committee , called the
meeting to order shortly after 'J o'clock.
Herbert T. Loavltt was appointed tempo
rary secretary. After the roll was called It
was found that there was a very small at
tendance of members of the committee , and
Mr. Morrow asked If the committee could do
any business without a quorum. Baforo the
question was answered Mr. Hothacker made
a motion that each Ward and piecinct repre
sentation bo empowered to cast the full vote
of the ward or precinct they represented.
This motion was carried.
Upon motion John Simpson and Mitchell
Chapman were appointed delegates Irom
Florence precinct
The question regarding the boundaries of
the various wards and precincts brought out
considerable- discussion , and Mr. Leavltt
made a motion that a committee of two bo
appointed to procure proper maps for the
purpose of ascertaining the correct boundar
ies of the various wards and precincts , and
thus settle the many questions raised regard
ing this matter. Messrs. Leavltt and Kelley
wore appointed on the committee.
Dr. M. O. Klcketts was elected DB perma
nent E'icietaiy , and John 11. Webster as per
manent treasurer. An executive committee
was then appointed as follows : John Kush ,
ox-olllclo , chairman ; C. Jt. Grove , D. II.
Wheeler , Cntlct Talor , W. P. Morrow , I. S.
lluscall , W. G. Whltmore , and J. B. Geist- .
After the appointment of this commitleo
Mr. Moirow arose and said : "I was walking
down th street to-day , and as 1 passed
Boyd's opera house I saw the words on the
bill boards , 'Keen It Dark. ' Now this is what
thodemoctati are dolni ; u-day , ami I believe
that wo should al. o do the same. Therefore
I wish to make a motion that we go Into ex
ecutive session. "
This was carried end the committee wont
Into executive session ,
Till : Dh.MOCllATS.
The democratic county central committee
met at Julius Meyer's rooms , coiner of
Thirteenth and Farnam streets , voaterday
afternoon. John O'Connor presided nnd
Louis llolmrod outdated as secretary. Many
of the arrangements forthccomlugcampalgn
were perfected , ana other matters wore dis
posed of.
Iho City Council Transacts Necessary
IliiBlnrHB Lnst Kvcnlnc.
In response to a call a special meeting of
the city council was held last evening.
President liechcl presided and Councilmtm
Alexander , Bailey , Bedford , Boyd , Burn-
ham , Counsman , llascall , Kaspar , Leo ,
Lowry , , Manvlllo and Van Camp answered
to the roll call. A resolution was offered by
Mr. llascall designating the Republican and
Herald as the two papers In which to pub
lish the boundaries of all election districts
and the location of all places of registration
or polling places , etc.
Mr. Kaspar moved to amend by substi
tuting the BKK instead ot the Herald , stat
ing as a reason the undoubted circula
tion ot the BKK , doubling the two papers
mentioned and thereby being the best me
dium of conveying Intelligence to the pee
ple. Hascall's resolution , was , however ,
The following ordinance was read three
times and passed , to take effect Immediately :
That the First ward bo divided into three
polling districts , as follows , to wit : That
part of said ward lying north nf Paclhc
stieet shall comprise and be known as the
hrst polling district ; that part south of Fnoilie
street , except so much as lies south of that
part of Hickory street Included between
Thirteenth and Kiertth streets , shall com-
pilse and bo known as the .second polling
district ; that part of said ward south of that
part ot Hickory street Included between
Thirteenth and Eighth , shall be known as
the thlid polling district
Thu tallowingero announced as the poll-
ling places :
First Ward First district , southwest cor-
nnr Tenth and Jones street ; second district ,
No. 1117 South blxth street , Vlney'w barber
shop ; third district , engine house , southeast
corner Doicas and Eleventh.
becond Ward First district , southwest
corner Sixteenth nnd Leavenworth Htreets ;
beeond district , lf/55 Vintou street.
Third Ward-First district , 1010 Daven
port street ; sccoud district , 423 and 424 South
Foiuth Ward-First district , IfilO Dodeo
street , Planters'hotel ; second district , 1800
St. Marv's avenue.
Fifth Waul-First district , CM North Six
teenth street ; second district , No. C engine
house. Irard and Tenth.
Sixth Ward-First district , 1714 Twenty-
fourth street , between Blonde and Patrick
avenue ; second district , corner T\\entj-
tnurth and Belt railway , L. A. Fuller's coal
Seventh Ward First district , school house ,
Twenty-ninth street and Woolworth avenue ;
second district , II. G. Clark's building , cor
ner Dupont and KIct\
Eighth Waid Fifet district , Ginning and
Twenty-first streets , ] { . L. Cimney's harbor
shop ; second district , Cumlng between
Twi'ntv-fotnth street and Twenty-lltth av
enue. Fine's barn.
Ninth Ward-First district , Twenty-ninth
and Farnam streets , Charles J. Johnson's
store ; second district , corner Merlior and
Lowe avenues , Charles Jf Uyan's office.
The clerk hero read u list of the Judges of
elections and clerks yet unqimlilied , nnd In
consequence of the uncertainty existing In
the matter the council adjourned until Mon
day evening , when the various members
promised to inport advisedly regarding the
appointees from their various wards.
Third Ward Democrats.
The Third ward democrats mot fast nlsht
In Cunningham hall There was a wrangle
and a tangle and a Jangle. Finally Joseph
Standoveer was made chairman ot the moot
ing. Thu p.utlos present tried to take
Joseph's political coat elf him , but he stood It
well. Thun another portion of the party
would try to throw Joseph ui a pit ; still
another section cnmo up and
s xld you nro of too manv colors.
Just hero the stalwart form of Colonel Forbes
appealed in a rear seat and ono or two words
tiom him bottled the matter at once. Thu
delegates to the convention are Patrick Ford ,
A. H. Forbes , llichard Buidisli , George N.
Crawford , Joseph Stande\eiT. Aucust Uhtot
and Andiew Moynnhnn. The nomination *
for Justices of thu ponce were : A. C. Itend
nntl It. Wndo ; for constables , W. P. Snow-
don and George Karl , and for assessor , Au
gust Uhtof.
No one but those enured to the hardships
of lite in its worst features ( Irued vmituro on
the streats la-it night.
Nearly all the trains on the Union Pacific
weio Into last night on account of washouts.
The open in L' of tlio Itucd house takes place
with a grand ball to-inoirow night
Guor o Cllngcrman. who was ar
rested for resisting nn olllcer , a trial jr-s-
tcrday afternoon ueforo Juilgo Uouthcr and
was dismissed.
A meeting ot democratic residents of the
Third wurd was held in thu K. ot L. hall last
Jondron it Spuilln Imvu completed the
erection oj a largti sloio building on Twenty-
sixth street.
The work nn the bone and fertilizing de
partment of Swift's packliu house IMS been
retaided oil account of the non-arrival of
A wild , uncouth-looking character , dressed
In n blouse and overalls , cowhide boots and
nn Imitation of a Texas sombrero , surmounting -
ing a long-neglected head of hair , got hnlf
full and liuiran telling a story about the
yeston Hood to the loungers In a saloon , In
which his heroism pla > ed a prominent part ,
and to prove that ho could endure any hard-
ship , attempted to walk on several streets ot
boulh Omaha on which them wore no side
walks. In half nn hour ho returned covered
with mini from head to foot and said U beat
the Galvcaton flood.
Kdwln S Rood and wife to Maurice S
Bnrtlott , lots 1 , , 3 , 4 5,10 nnd 10 , In
Valentino Tennco add 54,471
Kdwln S Hood and \vlfo to Soiincn-
hclieln and Valentino , lots 11,12 and
13 , blk 5 , In Albright's annex to
South Omaha , w d 435
Louli Schroeder , trustee , to W A
Union , lots U' ' , 20 nnd Ul , blk 5 , In
Brown's park , w d 1,050
W A Gulou and wlfo to Cornelia C
Cooper , lots 10 , ? 0 and 21 , blk 5 , In
Brown's park , * wd 3,500
r. A Benson and wlfo to Max Conrad ,
lot" ) , blk 4 , In Mayno Place odd ,
w d 2,050
E A Bnnson nntl wlfo to Victor Ji
Coffman , lot 0 , blk 4 , ! n Mayno place
, add , w d . : . . . . . . . . . 2,250
Louis bchioeder , trustee , to Charles
Jl Union , lots W , SKI and 24 , blk S , in
Brown's pnrk , w d 1,700
Charles U Union to Cornelius C Coop
er , lots 233 andiM blk 5 , Brown
Park wd. ,403
Augustus F Boscho and wile to Cor
nelius C Cooper , lots 10,17 nnd IS blk
6 , Blown Park w d 3,300
Andrew S Viinktiran and wife to Al-
van S Vincent , Iot5 blk 2 , CioMon
add w d l,2tO
David U Archer and wlfo to Jl N
Jiedgcock , 4Uxl07.b3 feet of lot 105.
Ulse'Aaddw d 1,700
Edwaid N Iluntlolph niul wife to C C
Stonier , lot 'M blk 11 , Omnha View
w d 2,700
George II Payne to Mnttlo A Long-
well , lot 15 blk 4 , Omnha View w d. . 1,000
P U Beldon and wito to Thos 11 Tny-
. lor , lot t ) blk n , llatiocom Place w d. . 0.400
W It Vaughn and wf to H C Nnwtnn ,
lot as , In blk 10 , of West Albright
add. wd 350
SamuelS Curtis and wf to George H
Jlnyne , lot 15 , In blk 4 , Omaha View
wd 1000
Byron Heed and wf to Lewis S Heed ,
SMx77 ft ot lot 4 , blk ICO , city of
Omaha w d 2750
Fiank Wolner and wf to David 11
Scavor , sK of lot 'J , In block 20 , in
E V Smith's add. w d 3
David 11 Seaver to Mary Weinor. sM
of lots S , in block 20 , In E V Smith's
add. w tl 3
William J Mnxwell to Ebenezer
Archer , lot 3 In Arcade plnca w d. . . 2000
Albert M Baumann to Essie Wallace ,
lot 10 , in Burdettocourt , wd 500
Clifton E .Mayno nnd wlfo to Alvls
Svacl. lot JO In blk 1 In Mavno's ad
dition , w d 400
James M Nelson and wlfo to Charles
Jl Webster , lot 10 In block U In
llnnscom Place , w tl 2,500
Gwrlnn Wrignud husband to Charles
F Strong , lot 20 In blk 8 in Walnut
Hill , wd 0,000
Mm tin Quick nnd wife to J L Jjovett
ctnl , the undivided k'of lots Hand
4 blk 4W ! , lots 11. 8,1) ) . 15 and 10 blk
jw. : lous 0. S , 12 , li ) . 14 and 15 In blk
4UMols' ) , 4 nnd 0 in block 450 , lots
! ! , 18 , 19 mid ' . ' 0 In blk 451 , lots 17 , 18
nnd 20 In blk 400 , lots 8 , ! ) . 10 , i ; ) , 14
and 15 In blk 401 , lots 1 , 0. 7Ji and U
In blk 4 i. lots 3 , I nnd 5 in blk 178 ,
lots 1 , a , : ) , 5. 0. 7,10 and 11 In blk
4 % , lot 17 In blk 433 , lot 7 In blit 5ui : ,
lot 15 in blk 4 l , lot 13 In Silk 407 ,
lots 0 , 7 niul 8 In blk 45'- , lots 1 nnd 3
in blk 474. lots 4 , 5 and C In blk 4SS ,
lots U and 12 In blk 4SO , a'l ' In City
Grand Vlew , w d 243
Louis Schrocilcr trustee to Augustus
F Brosche. lots 10 , 17 and 18 In blk 5
In 1 ? row n Park , wd 1,050
iiathas Jetter nnd wlfo to John F
J5oyd , beginning at sw corner of
, Moodoy's 2 ncro tract on n side of
section 0.14,13. thnnco w 5D05-10 ft
n 25 84-100 It n 70 * 30 o O'JO 4-10 It , 8
S42 8-10 ft to beginning , w d 1,000
Muildln : ; Porrntte ,
The following building perm Its were is
sued yesterday by Superintendent Whltlnck :
John Hazard , 1-story frame cottage , Ohio
und Fifteenth , to cost S'.K)0. )
Win. Gember. 1-story Irmne cottage , Four
teenth mid bpruco , to cost 5400.
Catherine Schwalenberg. 1-story frame
addition to dwelllii'/ , North Eighteenth
street , between Chicago and Davenport , to
cost S400.
E. E. E. McJImlnpy , l-.stoiy frame cottage.
Twentv-thirii between Laird and Mnndeison ,
to cost 8500.
Peter Clarion , 1-story frame addition to
altered barn lor dwelling.Tw'entleth between
Nicholas nnd I'.uil , to cost 3300.
Win. Bouiihton , 2-story double frame
dwidling , Twentieth near Grace , to cost
Mnrrlnee Licenses.
The following marringo licenses iiavo
been issued by Judge McCulloch :
Name and Jiesldence. Ago ,
Tllbuin 11. Ewlng , Omaha 29
Mary Buckne.r , Omaha 28
Henry Hutchison , Omaha 23
Julia Forrell , Omaha 19
Julius A Sclilrmer , Oinalm 20
Huldn Fiohlish , Omahn 18
Duncan W. Carruthers , Denver , Col. . . . 31
Grace M. Wllderman , Omnhn 23
Tom Presser , Sam Keyos , Will J nwls , S.
J ) . Flnley and Robert Bates , the colored gam-
bleis , were dismissed without trial yester
William J. McGavock tiled a suit In the
county court yester.lnv atr.ilnst Jolin-
8on & Co. lor SpiiGO.GO claimed to bo due for
Elmer Hnfferty , n clerk at JA'linian's store
on J1 amain.trect , wns ani'sted ycstenUy for
kccpiii ! ! a pockutbook that ho picked up
while swccmnz out the store.rJhe pocketbook -
book contained only a few cents.
City Physician Knlph's monthly report for
September shows n marked decrease In the
death list , there being only ninety deaths In
that month , to 121 in August nnd ISO in July.
The number of births during the month of
September were 14 > , in August 140 , nnd
July 03.
The regular Sunday afternoon mooting
under tlio auspices of the Metropolitan Pro
hibition club will be hold at 3:30 :
o'clock In the Tabernacle , Capitol avenue ,
and will be addressed by the Httv. H. N.
McKafg of Minneapolis , All nre Invited.
Admission tree.
Arrested For niirulnry.
Officer Wlinlon arrested Diet : Gorman last
evening on the charge of burglary. Gorman
was locked up , mid will nppenr In the muni
cipal court to-monow morning.
The Florida l iidnnlo.
WASIIINOTON , Oct. 8. Surgeon General
Hamilton this morning received the follow
ing telegrams , dated Tampa , Fla , Oct. 7 :
"Four deaths from yellow fo\cr nnd about
twenty case : * . A few of thow ha\o passed
the luver stage of seventy-two hours. Many
peopla have tied , It may bo necessary to
establish n campot rmugu In the country.
Mails can lu lumlgnted.
( Signed. ) J. M. WAI.I. , M. D. "
"bANi'Oiin. Fin. . Oct. 7. Can you loan mo
tents foi refugees from epidemic nt Tannia't'
( SlgnmU KINO WVI.I.Y , M. D. .
President Florida lluulth Protective Asso
ciation. "
In reply to this Dr. Hamilton ordered tents
soul to SiUiford. Thu surveyor general has
sent a dlspntch to Colonel Valnos , superin
tendent of thn Plant line of Ntuamor.s und the
.Savannah A : Flnrtiln ralliond , stating that in
his Judgment sleeping cars should not be al
lowed logo beyond I'nlntkn , until the Tampa
opldcmlo Is over and the panic shall Imvo
Mutiny of Clilncne Holdli-rw.
JjONDO.v , Oct. H. Intelligence has been re-
reived that an emutn occurred nmoni ; the
Chinese soldiers station ! d In Dublnsch , on
the Htisso-Uhlnesn frontier. Several ollleeii
\\eromurdered. A quantity of ammunition
mid a sum ol money belonging to thu t'ov-
t'riiinent wi-rosul/ed by the mutineers. The
cominmidei-iiiH'hlef of tlm troop- > was panic-
Hti ickun and fled.
A story fonios from Duwson , ( Ja , of a
strange apparition. As a well-known
clti/un was driving alone ! V lonely road
at nltfht near a church ho saw n white ,
Hluulou'Y object in the road having thu
shape of a woman , floating hither and
thither as if on invisible spirit wings. It
Kavo forth no sound , but moved Its long ,
white arms in the ulr ns if in great dis
tress. The gentleman dismounted from
his bugtry and attempted to lay hands
on the spook , but it vanished. Several
others report having seen the ghost.