Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 05, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
T T THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 5 , 1887. THE DAILY BEE. KVKKY MOUSING. TUHMS OF BUIlSCimTION. orning Edition ) Including Bundny Ilitr. , Ono Year . 110 ( X ForBlr Months . r. ( KorThree Months . Z U The Omaha Bundnjr UEK , ninllwl to any tal- dreea , Oun Yeur . sn OMAHA Omen , No.eu AND W8 HAHMAM HTKKKT NKW YOIIK OrriCK , Itonuro , TiunUMi : lltiii.n mo. WARIMNOTON Oi-i'iOB , No. 613 KOUH rrtKMTii HTHKKT. _ COKKKSrONDRNCK. All communications rt-latlnc news nm ; MltorlM imvtt r should be addressix ! to tU < EiiiTOitor TUT. DH.B. I1UHINESS I.KTTKHS : AH business letters nnd rcmlttnncrs should lx addressed to TIIK Itr.K I'UiiMHliiNn COMI-ANV OMAHA. Drafts. rlK > rkn und postollice orders Ube bo inado poyublo to the order of tlio The Bcc Publishing Cdiiipaiiy , Proprietors , E. UOSEWATKIt , EDITOR. TJH3 UKK. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Etnte of NobnuOcn , I. . County of Uouglan. f" > B > ( loo. u.Twitlnict. secretary of The Ilco Put llnhlng company , ( Iocs nolutnnly swenr thnt th actual clrtlimllon of the Uully llco for thu wed cnill 11 K Oct. is * . ISb7 , WUB as follows ! Buturelay , Oct. 12 . 14.X KniHliiy. Oct. Ul . H.ai Monday. Oct. 24 . H.7C , Tuesday. Oct. . JUS Wednesday , Oct. 20 . 14.IW Thursday. Oct. 27 . H.ll i-rlday.0ct.ai . .IM- Aycr.ige . H.2C OEO. 1J. T ZSCIIUCK. Sworn to nnd smbscrllietl In my presence thl 81 t day of October , A. JJ. 1SB7. ( SB AW Notary 'I'libllo Btntoof Ni'ljrask.i , I . B > B > County of Douglas.B ) Gro. 11. TzBchuck , ticine first duly sworn , d ( IXIMH nnd pays that he Is secretary of The He I'tilillHlilng toimmny. that tlio uctual uvuniR dully circulation of the Ilally llco for the mont : of Octolicr. 1HO , J2.VM ) roiiles ; for Novemlx'i IH-O. liHH ) ! copies ; for Dcrrtnbor , IbW , VVXl coiiles ; for.lammry. 1 7 , 1B.SOI copies : for Foi rnnry. W > 7 , H.lMcoiiIis ; for Match. 1N > 7 , 14,41 roiiits ; for April , ItM. 14olfi copies : forMuj 117 , 14.227 ( Optra : for.lmio , IhM , 14,147 copies for.lulv. 1N-7. H.Clttcopli-H ; for August , ll7 , 14 361 copies ; for September. 1W > 7 , 14.JM9 copies. < iio.\i.'r/.sciluuK. : \ fiwornto nnd subscribed In my presence till 6th day of October , A. 1) . 18S7. N. I' . FBII. , ( SllAI. . ) Notarv I'ublic. NKXT Monday Dakota will decide b , vote whether thnt turritory is to b divided or not. The result , it is thought will bo division. TJIOSI : who think the Ixiidon Times i a lo\v couch tire mistaken. It hn nearly a million dollars worth of libc suit * ) on its ImmlB. Ii' Bullou wants uny proof as to hi peculiar relations with Charley Bank ho will bo accommodated by the BK before next Tuesday. TUB board of trade of Fargo ho passed u resolution iigainnt local optior The board is young yet nnd does nc know any hotter. It will bo taught b experience. TIIK oycs of the world are turno upon Governor Oglcsby. Ills dooiwioi in regard to the fate of the anarchist' whatever it may bo , will require n little courage. VANDKUVOOUT'S "old Botdior" hov comes with bad grace at thia timi when ho and his pals are trying to tur out nu old soldier likoGroff and give h pluco to such gallant homeguards i Ballon and Hancock. A DKCIDKD complaint is nlruadyhcar ngainst the decision forbidding railrouc to allow reduced rates to laud seekers i the west. Anything thrown in the wa of poor but earnest settlers going into new country is certainly wrong. AN lOAVA physician is said to ha > reported the death of n child to ti board of health from "colory nnd plrni torn , " recently. It ia to bo hoped U quack will bo pursued by the san disease until ho is frightened into tul ing some of his own medicine und th' ' Join the realm of phantoms. ST. PAUL nnd Minneapolis are o cited over n. report that the Northwcb orn road is about to advance ou&t-boui freight rales from those cities to Ch cago. They should not bo frighteiu at a little thing like that. Omaha ai other points of the central west lw hud to pay an oppressive tribute to tl railway brigands for years. Tim governor of Alaska estimates tl taxable property of that territory $10,000,000. When Secretary Sown purchased the peninsula for $7,200,0 the opinion prevailed that the Russia had much the best of the bargain. Ti sequel proves that his waa the large financial bond of that timo. HOKKST George Timmo , who paid h farm laborer at the rnto of live- und on half cents a day for six month's wor expressed his regret to u Herald i porter that ho wasn't able to colic damages from the poor laborer fet hi work. This is about the size of the mi who has drawn hundreds of dollars fraudulent milcngo out of the coun treasury. Till ! only answer which the chum ] ons nnd admirers of Kstollo make to t Bpecillo charge that ho is a dead-be und was last winter the hired lobby of the Omaha gamblers nt Lincoln that the charge is altogether too i definite. If there is any way to inn the charge inoro emphatic , the U would like to know how it can bo doi For further proofs go to Judge Andt Bon's court or the county court house. TKXAS is not so old but that it has important cuso of litigation which 1 IMJOII handed down as u legacy from former gonorutlon. The suiulutesbn about fifty years , millions of money r involved , nnd it is now carried on by t children of the original plaintiffs n defendants. The contest is In rolntl to the ownership of u largo tract of In near Gulvoston. It must bo a bonur for the lawyers. AN alleged plot bycupltalistsof Mli igan , Wisconsin nnd Minnesota to gi possession of indemnity hinds rccon tukon from the ruilromls in the nor west is ro ] > ortod. The fraud on t government was attempted by moans bogus Bottlers. Agents of the cuplt Istb deny the story , but it was .given i by United States land officers who doubt know whereof they t > i > oko. Win the carrjbn is there will the v.tiltu ' assemble. None AVI11 no Admitted. It is not improbable that Senator Harrison , of Indiana , is correct in say * ing thnt there is no prospect that any of the territories will bo admitted to state hood before the next presidential election. It is not the policy of the democratic party thnt uny now states shall bo created pending thnt contest , and the question of justice to the people of the territories or of the general pub lic welfare will not bo permitted to in terfere with this policy , which has reference solely to the interests of the party. As Senator Hnrrlson says , the democracy uro determined to control the government at nny cost , and will not consent to the admission of'any new territory which might by nny probabil ity cast nn electoral veto foi the republican ticket. When the democratic party was in control of the government it was always solicitous tc protect itself in the mutter of making new states , nnd it is not likely that this tradltlonnl policy , which was found sc useful in the past In enabling the part } to retain power , will be ignored now when it holds out the promise of allow ing the party to secure full control ol the government , or at all events when to disregard it would render the accom- pliahmcnt of thu party purpose mucli more difllcult. That Dakota ought to be admitted tc statehood nobody questions , but what ever the result of the election in thai territory oiv the question of divl sion shall bo , it is safe to pro diet thnt the democrats in congress gross will find some reason upoi which they can unite in refusing state hood. The fact that the world wil know thnt partisan considerations alone will continue to bo the obstacle to th ( admiiision of Dakota will make no differ cnco. Perhaps if they could bring it Utah as an onset they might consent t < Dakota coming in , but this would bo t < bravo public sentiment to an extent Urn might bo dangerous. The party wil not dare to go bo far ns to make a com pact with Mormonism , reckless ns it ii respecting the means to further it aims. Hcnco Dakota , with uropublicai population , will not at present got the legislation necessary to enable it to be coino a state. Both Montana and "Washington tor ritorics are fully equipped for state hood , but us long us Dakota is kop out there will bo no chance fo cither of these , although one of then could perhaps bo depended upon to givi its electoral vote us n state tothodomoc racy. Obviously , however , none o thebo territories can bo admitted unti justice is done to Dakota , and ns tin democratic party will certainly fo partisan reasons refuse admission to thu territory at least until after the nex presidential election , all present uis cussion regarding the rights and claim of any of these territories to bo ud milted will amount to nothing. Am yet it possesses u value in showing t what extent the democratic party wil go iu subordinating nil other interest and considerations , regardless of the in justice that may bo involved , to the on object of promoting its lust of power. Terrible Threats. The iron-jawed Vundorbum who hn taken editorial charge of the cumpaigi editions of the Roustabouts' ' Own , servo notice on republicans that each um every one of them who dares to vote fo Groff , Wnkoly or Doano will bo black lislcd nnd barred out of the primaric next summer under Iho now primnr elcclion luw. This is u terrible threat , but wo im ngiuo it will have very little effect upo conscientious , self-respecting ropubli cans. This blacklisting business wa done under the old regime years ngc when Vundorvoort and Estollo wor prominent strikers of the dominunt re publican faction , but they doubtless re member that their blacklisting machin did not intimidate the great mas of republicans and utterly failed t drive in the rank and file of the pnrtj The idea of keeping men who have a ways supported the national ropublica ticket from voting at u primary durin n presidential election year is simpl absurd. If every republican who wi scratch the ticket this year and vote ngainst roustabout candidates for judge is to-be read out of the party , why m also Iho follows who bolted the straigl republican county ticket last yonr , c bolted Broatch last spring ? Ropubl cans as a class uro too intelligent nn independent to bo dragooned into su ] porting disreputable or incompotcr local candidates just because part hacks threaten to disfranchise them i the next year's primaries. How Timmo Explains. Commissioner Timmo hus at lust voi turod to explnin uwny some offlcii work which to an outsider looks voi crooked. lie denies thnt the counl over bought or paid for tiny buckboiu buggies from Motcalf & Liningor. . ' is true the county never paid for tl buggies , because after they had bee bought nnd the bill was presented rumpus was raised over the daring u tempt to rob the county , ind the jc was frustrated. But the voucher , 01 dorsod by George Timmo , is on file 1 the court house and shows that ho wi only too willing to buy himself a bugs ut the county's expense. Timmo an ; that the three hundred dollars illegal voted and paid to J. B. Southard lui not boon considered by his predecessor This is nn impudent falsehood , ut Timmo knows it. Southard's bill f < extra services rendered before Timn nmo into otllco was rejected by Cor missioners Corliss and O'Kcoff und Timnio know that tl county uttornoy hud pronounced it ns i illegal bill , but ho pulled it through the absence of Commissioner O'Kcof who hud protested against it. M Timmo admits that 311,000 more tin the contract price was paid for the r taining wall of the court house , ui gives , ns nn excuse u change of grade i Ilurnuy streot. This change , howovc could not possibly Imvo made a dlfferon ofJll,000. As to- the Buspi'clousi Nng vouchers Timmo produces an aflldu ) from u person calling himself Churl Nngol , who hus n'.furm next to Timmo und elates that ho' sold throe .loads potatoes to the county poor farm throu ; Timmo , und did some work on the M itury road near Pnpllllon crock , and au thorized Commissioner Timmo to sign his name to the vouchers. This is a very fishy story. "VVhydocm Timmo buy potato os for the poor fnrm , when the farm ought to Imvo potutocs to sell ? Why should ho Imvo unything to do with purchnscs for the poor fnrm when there is a superin tendent employed to make all purchases ? The vouchers , which Nngcl deposes wore signed by Timmo , are In two dif ferent handwritings. The transaction was altogether too mysterious for n straight deal. Timmo says nothing about his exces sive mileage , but his Gorman organ tries to vindicate him by charging that O'Kcoffo drew moro mllougo und pay this year than Timmo. This is simply nn evasion. But slnco the charge has been inado wo should like to have Mr. O'Kceffo explain his own ovordrnftsand give us a reason why Timmo has been allowed to raid the county treasury. the pardoning power of the governor of Illinois is virtually unlim ited , yet the statute on pardons requires thut uppllcution shall bo rondo by peti tion in writing to the governor , "signed by the party under conviction or othoi persons in his behalf. " Several of the condemned men have not only refused to sign a petition asking for u commuta tion of sentence , but Imvo gone so fur n < to notify the governor thut no one wns authorized to nsk such consideration ol him in their behalf. The question is therefore raised whether the govornoi cnn regard as valid a petition for clem' cncy on behalf of men who have nol asked for it nor nuthorlzcd any ono tc nsk it for them whether ho cun com' pel a convicted prisoner ngainsi his will to become the recipient of executive - ecutivo clemency. If at all disposed U save the lives of these men Governor Oglcsby might not bo affected by such a technicality , but if it should happen thnt those only who have asked clemency oncy receive it , the stubborn ones woult have n cuuso of moro bitter regret thar they have perhaps yet experienced without the consolntion of much sym pathy. Very likely , however , all o them will bo induced to comply will the requirements of the pardon law be fore the lost chance is gone. Duiaxa September , 18SO , the Unitot States exported a little over 10,500,001 bushels of wheat. This year , for thi same month , about half that amount ha boon sent out of the country. ThS difference is made up in the increase ! export of flour , most of which come from the west. The smaller mills of tin east uro being closed up bj' the grea milling industry in this part of thi country. Omaha , so nctivo in other di rcctions , is strangely Inggard in takinj part in the business. Surrounded by i rich wheat country , there is no rcnsoi why Omiiha should not be an importun milling center. WITHIN n few weeks the county com missioners gave away railroad tickets f o which the county paid $655. Thcsi tickets are supposed to bo given as char ity to people who wore liable to becomi a burden to the county. Five of thes tickets wore from Omaha to Cleveland and two were from Omaha to Los An golcs. The question naturally nrises who'woro favored with these long-hnu excursion tickets ? Will George Timmc who voted away this money , explain Do the tux-payers of this county propos < to run an underground railroad fo hightoned bilks and personal favorite of the commissioners ? THE poor farm brigade of paupers idiots and lunatics will be mnrchcd t the polls next Tuesday as usual und fut nished with tickets by the superinten dent. Thcso people have no desire t vote , and have no more right to vet tjian those confined in the jail. Bu they are drugged to the polls , virtuall compelled to do the bidding of th superintendent , who mnkos his inflt once count by this sort of work. Other Imnds Than Ours. At its lust meeting the British cub : net resolved to continue its present vig orous policy in Irelnnd , especiully. as re gards speeches at proclaimed nieotingi It appears to Imvo adopted no now polic with respect to the National league. ] would seem that the cabinet hus n choice but to continue its policy. It In gotten into a position where to "tur buck were as bad as to go on , " the ir evitable end in cither case being polit cal disaster. Porhups to make a brav show of continued faith in the justic und efficacy of Iho policy pursued pron ises u longer lease of polilicul possessio to the lories than would an abandoi mont of thut policy , or ut Icai of its most oppressive und tyi unnicul features. These who hav instigated the policy very likel reason that to now confess it is n mil take nnd nn injustice would attract t them none of those who uro in oppos lion , while it would certainly drive o most of those who support the polic ; Thus these men would bo stranded will out uny constiluonoy , lo bo speedily re ogulcd lo an obscurity in which , unde u now order of things to ensue , tin might long remain. Ilonco they fei that having stopped in to deep Ihe may as well go on , falling at lust wit harness on in the heat of the conllic rather than trail their banners in vo untury surrender. Meanwhile tho'coi dilions contributing toward defeat m doing their work. Another outrnf upon free speech such us that in tl PUSO of Sir Wilfred Blunt , und it likely to happen nny dp , would send many thousands moi Englishmen into the liberal rank In no country has the freedom of spcee boon moro jealously guarded than I England , nnd the spectacle of u man i high social position and establish character and standing in public affui convicted and sentenced to nn imprisoi mont of two months for expressing h opinion upon a public question of tl first importance , is ono , to Englishine us strange ua it must bo ubhoront. I the mlnil of the uvorago Briton ulwn ; nbidcs u spirit of ( air play and rude ju tico , und 'thut government does ill whit opposes it. A , great speech by M Gladstone stirs the blood of those wl think and feel as ho docs , but the iu irlsonment of a man like Wilfred Blunt nducoa nil Englishmen to think , and ho deliberate- consideration by the people - plo of the suppression of public mooting and the freedom of speech Is n thing vhlch the ministry is most unwise to ) revoke , for the rcuson that considorn- ion must perforce begot dissatisfaction nnd next opposition. . * The crisis which bus boon threatened n Franco seems to have been averted. A few days ago it Boomed certain that 3rovy would resign , nnd the most dls- Tossing consequences to the republic voro predicted if the vencrublo presi dent should carry out his reported do- ormination lo surrender his ollloo. Jut u way hus been found to prevent , nt least for the time being , nny such notion on his part , and the vote of the chamber of deputies sustninlng the min istry in the conversion bill , a flnnncinl measure of very grout importance , is evidence of a bettor feeling. Thorcslg- mlion of Grovy at this time and under existing circumstances would unques- Jonably bo a misfortune for Franco , nnd possibly nlso for the pcuco of Eu rope. IIo hns , during Iho last two try- ng years for Franco , shown so much calmness and good judgment that his sudden withdrawal from the executive office would bo likely to revive both lomo nnd foreign Iroubles , which of lute huvo boon somowhut quieted. Franco has enjoyed n largo meusuro of stability in the .occu- [ > utionof her highest office. For , al- ; hough this is partly secured by the constitution of the republic , whicli makes the term of the president seven years , nnd u'so mnkcs him eligible foi re-election , without responsibility tc the chambers for the ordinary conduct of political affairs , yet , in u countrj like Franco , pressure cnn bo oxcrlcd on n president which would make the fur ther tenure of his oOlco unendurable , Nevertheless , in nn existence of seven teen yours , the republic bus hud bul three presidents , nnd the re-election ol M. Grovy , not quite two years ago , was not only a personal honor , but an indi cation of the desire of Franco to risk nf few changes as possible in the head o : Lho government. Yet the position n1 Puris is on the whole very uncertain nnd it will bo much easier lo topple the ministry over than to put another in its place. The radicals are seeking Roa vior's blood for forcing Gonorul Bou lunger out of politics ; the royalists see ir a cabinet crisis the > wuyloaplobibcitum while a multitude of small bondholder ! are up in arms nt the government scheme for the convjorsion of the 4i poi cent rentes into 3 per cents. The oppo sition to the government is many-sided und so will bo thodomund , for a nov ono whenever a change shall take plnco. * " * All Europe is uneasy regarding the heulth of Emperor Williuinj und UK effect of his death , possible nt any moment mont , is everywhere discussed. Whih ho lives pence is aasurcd. What migh come if ho were dead ? This is the question tion everywhere being discussed. Thi aflliction from which the crown princi is suffering is said to bo making steady inroads upon his strong constitution. I is very generally believed to bo incura bio. If he succeeded to the throne h < might not remain there longer thun i year. While ho did stuy the policy o his futhor would doubtless bo adhoree to. But should ho bo speedily followct in the imperial office by his oldest soi it is not so certain that ho would con tinuo thut policy. The younge : man is understood to huvo ambition und might not be content with whutlu hud received from his predecessors unt to huvo his nnmo inscribed in hlstor ; simply us the heir to n great empiri and to the achievements of his anccs tors. Ho might desire something mor < than reflected honor , and if he bo sucl u mun ho would find the prevailing con ditions not unfavorable to the gratifi cation of his ambition. Prepared usul Europe is for the death at uny time o the aged emperor , yet the occurronci would be felt as a shock that would fil every nation with doubt and appro hcnsion. * * * The reported death of the sultui of Morocco has made tha country nn object of ronowei interest to several European nn lions , nnd particularly to Franco am Spain. Franco now holds two posses sions in Africa by the sumo title uncle which England rules in Burmah , fo her proloelorato in Tunis is synony mous with possession. She would lik to extend her dominion , lothowestwan especially , and the intrigues of Froncl agents in the domain of the sultan o Morocco nro an open secret. Spain which BO fur hus only succeeded in lay ing hold of Ceuto , Molilla , and a sec tion of desert shore on the coast , want moro nnd wants it ardently. Th Spanish government has already son across the straits eight additional but talions of infantry with cavalry ant artillery , nnd is concentrating ships e war at Coutu. If Morocco is ultuckci on any pretext by either power , Italy i expected to full upon ( Tripoli , and Eng laud will bo obligedto take somclhiiii somewhere or bo left out in the divisio of spoils , a fate which hus rarely over taken her. The tottering stales of th north African coast are just kepi uliv by Iho mutual joaloulics of Europeu powera. Even these who would b merely embarrassed by the ncquisilio of un unruly province grudge its fullin into the hands of a-rival , and this dog ia the mui in-thc-manger policy ( now btnff of the Burbaryistates. For wore 1 not for the drcud of European opposilio und Iho bringing on of a widespread con lllct , the example of the French in A giortf and Tunis would have boon cople in Tripoli und Morocco. * * * An expedition to the antarctic region is among the events of scientific nn geographic-til interest which will probi lily bo developed next your. The Brills colonies of Australasia , desirous c knowing why thoy. have MI variable climate , or for some unknown reasoi are pressing the homo government t aid them in lilting out nn expedition ft southern oxploralion. Sir Gruhai Berry J the ugnut general of Austral ! in England , hns received Instruclior from the government of Victoria to as ' ' ' ' : - . - ior majesty for 6,000 , which , added to n like sum promised by the colonists homsclvcs , would bo sufficient , it ia bought , to Bend out an expedition to , ho south tens from Victoria. As nn evidence of the serious intentions of the colonists , there nro definite and detailed ) hms already made , based upon dlscua- jlona held for over a year past ) y the royal institutions and socio- , les of Tasmania , Now South Wales , south Australia , Queensland , Now Zea land , Auckland and ono or two others. These plans are to bo carried into execu tion as soon as effective sanction is jlvon by the homo government. The Bchomo drawn up by the Antarctic society of Australia ia of a thoroughly comprehensive nature , nnd includes nt- tontion to all the points on which in formation is do > ircd with reference to , ho South Polar region. While encour agement is given to the promotion of the whaling industry , incentives are lold out for the attainment of.aa high a latitude as possible , and it is stipulated that opportunities shall bo u Herded to the scientific staff to add to the knowl edge of the meteorology , oceanography , terrestrial magnetism , natural history and geology of Iho region. . * . The construction of the great iron tower for the French exhibition of 1889 lias been begun in Paris. The tower is designed to bo OS4 feet high , or nearly twice the height of the Washington monument , and , if constructed , will be twice as high as any artificial structure on the globe. The builders say that the mobt difllcult part of their work will bo completed by the close of this year , when they expect to have Iho first story , ICO fcothighconstructed. Three thou sand tons of iron will bo used in tliif scclion alone. It is expected that the tower can bo wholly completed by Octo ber of next year. It is to bo builtchioflj ns nn exhibit of engineering skill , but is to bo used during the exhibition iu nn observatory , and if it should reacli its intended height will bo ono of the wonders not only of the exhibition bul of the world. * * * The announcement that the change In the Mexican constitution has boon adopted , whereby a president may be eligible for ro-election , will bo received with pleasure outside of Mexico , for it insures another four years of President Diaz. His administration means a well muinluined public credit and an efficient homo government. No doubt ho has used his position lo secure Ibis legal extension - tension of it , and would not bo classed a * a civil service reformer in this latitude ; but Mexico just now needs a strong gov ernment most , and the refinements will come hereafter. * * A prince of Bulgaria who can hclf out the treasury of that state from his own private purse is a ruler of the nd- vunco order. It probably suits Bulgaria well to have a surplus from Ferdinand's pocket , so that railway building may ge forward without inconvenient delays ir the assembly or need for pledging the public credit. Prince Ferdinand seem : to be n rich young man , and not the needy adventurer that Louis Napoleor was. * * FOUTY years after the revolution o : 1818 the French chamber of deputies has voted life pensions to persons wounded during that struggle. The French republic tardily refutes the say ing that republics are ungrateful , but the United States disproved it long ugc by establishing the most liberal pousioi bystem the world hus over known. "What Fools Thcso Mortals Be. " H'tfiie'i Fibre ami Fiiljrlc. The student of natural law can fine : much food for reflection in the law : made by our reprosentalivcs. In Nev York it is legal for any ono to drink al the bcor-ho desires und liblou to music to his heart's content , but it is illoga to do both at the sumo timo. In Bostot il is illegal to keep open u candy slort nnd boll candy on Sunday unless a fov newspapers are kept for sale , then it ii legal. It is illegal to sell cigars in i cigur store , but legul to bell them in ar apothecary shop , whore it is claimoe they are a drug , but not a "drug on the market. " A short time ago the mar who owned the largest store in Bostoi could not sell a Sunday paper , but the tiewbboy on his sidewalk could sell all the papers ho choso. The theatres ir Boston uro open Sunday night giV' ing concerts in which parts o : opera are sung ; but it would be illegal to give an opera entire. A fiddle may bo used , but a line is drawi : between the doxology and a quadrille A man can buy whiskey und glycerine on Sundaybut they must bo in the same bottle to comply with the law. Gangs of men are at work every Sundny on the public streets while bright summci nights are wasted , and yet they are dubbed works of necessity. Two yean ago Mayor O'Brien vetoed a bill to re move Iho sidewalk on Boylston slroot A your later it was removed , and the most hidebound coupon clipper woulc not vote it back again. Sentiment ii Boston is the great stumbling-block te natural law. Untold millions must Buf fer for all time , while the natural mar would without delay open Columbus ant Commonwealth avenues lo Tromoir slrcot through the Common , whicl would turn the Common into the mos bcnuliful park in the country , opening an avenue for the plousuReoker nnc those who Imvo triulcd lo get away fron and relieve the busy thoroughfares o our clly. Well mitrht Puck bay : "Wha fools these mortals bo ! " Itcwurdud 1'or IIU Trouble. Paris Gaulois : As the audience wore leaving the theater an over-dressed would-bo dude throw away the cigar hi hud just lighted and , raising his hat tc a charming-looking but unprotoctoc American lady , said : "Can I call i cab ? " A fainl look of astonishment 01 the lady's face was followed by a smlh and sweetly murmured : "Morel.1 When Iho cab was secured the gentle man , handing tbo lady in , asked in at insinuating tone of voice : "When shall wo drive toV" The lady gave ut address , and whllo the mule party com municatcd the sumo to the driver slu stepped inside , closed Iho door nnd lolling the coachman to drive on , pro sentccl the insinuating stranger with i U-sou piecO. Tha horrified look on tin man's face us ho gazed steadily en thi coin was a study for an artist. . Mr. and Mrs. PresUm S. Poundsr o Norborno , Mo. , are the parents of nigh childrenamong whom are two boys am a girl that uro triplets. They wen born in 1881 , an'd are well developed healthy and intelligent. * snoi Timoiicn THE HEART. Oonstablo Morltz Stogonuum In stantly Killed in n Sfiloon. HENRY BRUME'S FATAL BLUNDER. Ills Ignorance of Flrc-Arms Causes the lcnth of the Olllcer 1'lnucd Under Arrest Struggle With a Mnnino. An Accidental Kllllni ; . Gottlcib Haas * saloon nt ISfO Soulh Six teenth street was the scano of a stiJ nccltlont about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon which resulted In tbo almost Instant dcnth of a well-known conslublo. At the hour men tioned people in the neighborhood were startled by n pistol shot from within the little building and n rush was inado to ascer tain the causo. Lying on the floor of the sa loon Just in front of the bar was the body of Morltz Stegcmann weltering in his blood , nnd around It soon gathered an excited crowd which filled the building to overflow ing. Just beside tlio corpse stood Henry Bruuo , wringing bis hands und uttering cries of grlof. It was sorao time before the excited witness of the tragedy could tell how the affair occurred and then only in n frag mentary way. When a rci > orlcr of the UBR arrived on the scene the crowd still filled the saloon , but tlio facts of the killing wcro ascertained from Joe Eider , bartender for Hass , who was nn eye-witness of the tragedy. Elflor said that at the time of the accident Stcgcmann was leaning on the bar talking , when bo caught sight of n revolver belonging to Eifler lying back of the bar. In a bantering manner ho asked to BCD It. After examining It ho handed It to a person who stood near him who wished to sou it , and ho In turn handed It to Bruno. Bruno is Ignorant of the use of firearms , and as soon as ho took the weapon , which is a double-action Smith & Wesson , ho pressed the trigger and exploded a cartridge. The ball struck Stegeman Just under the nipple of his right breast , and pursued a diagonal course through his body , passing through his right lung , the heart and loft lung. Loaning heav ily upon tlio bar ho turned to Hass und said : "Gottlieb , I'm shotl" Thcso were Iho lout nnd only words ho utlcred. IIo then full heavily to the floor and iu live miuutus was dead. Dsputy Sheriff Bandhower happened to bo present and Bruno immediately surrendered himself to the ofllccr. Bruno was grief- stricken at tlio result of his carelessness , and when assured that ho would not bo punished very severely for It. ho said , "I don't care for the penalty , but , " pointing to the ghastly corpse of Stcgcmann , "I Imvo killed that man. and can never give him back his life. " and bursting into tears ho sobbed like a child. The news of the accident was a long time in reaching the police station , and then was only heard accidentally. As soon as they could got use of the patrol wagon , Chief Soavoy with n squad of ofllocrs repaired to the scone. By this time It was nearly 0 o'clock. Walking Into Iho saloon , Seavey glanced at the dead body and inquired for the man who did the shooting. Bruno was ] Kinteil out standing sobbing between two oftlcors. Taking hliu by the shoulder Seavey hustled him into the patrol wagon and took him to the ceutrul policu station , whcro ho was locked up. Bruno , the man who fired the fiatal shot , Is n German. Ho was boru in Westphalia and is thirty-two years of ago. IIo is a stoutly built man with a round , swarthy , good- natured face. IIo came to thiscountryubout six years ago and reached Omaha eighteen mouths since. IIo worked as a laborer for a fanner named William Grimm , near the grounds of Iho Union Cattle company. IIo then tended saloon for John Dohns , on Ninth street between Dodge and Douglas. Then ho went to work in Storz & llor's brewery , where ho fired for about a month and a half , after that going to Cheyenne where ho worked on u railroad , returning hero but yesterday. Yesterday ho said ho wont out to see tbo proprietor of the saloon in which the shooting occurred , Gottlieb Haas , who is a friend of his. While there , ho ro- lalcs , ho met Stcgemann , and whllo standing In front of the bur the revolvers behind the latter attracted attention nnd became the subject of conversation. Stegcmann drew Ills revolver , pulled the cartridges out of It and showed its mechanism to Bruno. A comparison of Htegcmunn's weapon and that of the bar took pluco , during which Bruno took up the latter , and uncon sciously exploded It , the ball taking effect as above descrioed. During the recital of this tnlo , Bruno cried bitterly nnd wrung his hands In ungulsh. The tears seemed to bo shed in regret over the disas trous result whioh had attended the foolish examination of weapons , of the danger of which , in his simplicity , ho seemed to know but very littlo. About 7 o'clock the body of Stogcmnnn wns taken to Drcxel & Maul's , where uu In quest will bo held this morning. Stegeman was about thirty years of ago , a jovial German , mid a bravo und eflleient ofllcor. Ho has held the ofllco of special policeman for nearly a year and a half. It will bo remembered that only about a month ago ho was assaulted by a gang of rufliaiis against whom ho muda n gallant defense , and finally succeeded In routing , attcrputting a bullet in the leg of ono of them named Col lins. Stcgomann has a wife and thrcu little children who will bo loft in a helpless condi tion by this sad accident. WILD RIDE WITH"A MADMAN. Clans Sccvcrs' Exulting Struggle With a KlglitiiiK Lunatic. Yesterday u farmer by the name of Glaus Sccvcrs had an exciting escapade onthchigh- way with a madman. Scovcrs lives Bomo seven miles from the cily and has In his cm- ploy a young woman by the name of Meyers. She has a brother named Herman Meyers , and of late ho has been making his head quarters on and oft at the Sccvers home stead. Recently Herman began to show signs of inciitul disturbance and his Insanity took the religious form. Ha Imagined him self a great preacher , and intimated that ho had boon delegated from heaven to save souls and spread the gospel among the slnfulof this earthly sphoro. IIo quoted scripture contin uously and Indulged In all the absurdities of a cnv/y person. At no time was ho violent , but Ins eccentricities finally became a here to the Soovors household and Mr. Seevere resolved yesterday to turn the young man over to the county authorities at Omaha. Meyers accepted an invitation to accompany Scevcrs to Omaha to look upon tlto wayward nnd ungodly of the place , iiml the two took a scat in n wagon. On their way to the city Meyers seemed to fathom the object of the drive , und ho became violent and showed light. Ho grasped Seevers by the throat and swore that ho would kill him. A haiid-to-liand conflict took placu between tlio men , with the Insane man getting the best of it when Keovers' cries attracted several farm hands , who went to his usslstunc-o. It took the entire strength of the combined forces to overpower the maniac , whoso hands wcro shackled to keep him from harming himself and his con querors. Mo.yors was brought to the court house where an information In lunacy was made against him and ho was con lined In the jail whuro lie proved so disorderly und ram pant that it was found necessary to put him in harness. Ho will bo bent to Iho asylum for tbo insano. THU MINISTERIAL FIIAUD. Ilov. W. ] ] . Kimliall Explains How Drown Secured Thnt Letter. The following letter was received by the HEI : yesterday from Uov. W. K. Kimball In relation to the mun Hrown , who swindled tjiu Central City bank out of $1,500 , nn account of which was printed In Thuisday's Hun : MADISON , Nob. , Nov. 4. To the Kdltor ol tholiKii : The letter of Introduction which you published Is not tbo loiter that I gave Hrown to Huikcrvillo , of Central City. Thu ono I guvo him in as follows : "This will Introduce to you Rev. D. O , Brown , an uvangclicul worker , who intend ! ! to BiMiicl the winter In your city. H may bu tliatynu can assist him hi ilndlng a locution and a field of usefulness. " Tliu ono you published was changed by DOHTII to suit his damnublo purpoao. ' Trusting that yon will give prompt atten tion to this mutter , I remain jrourt truly. E. W. KIMBUII.I , Pastor Prosbytorinn Church. Mr. Kimball further slates that Brown ruino to him with a letter of Introduction from Postmaster Dlckonson , of Humphrey , Nob. Hrown told him Unit ho had recently concluded to move from Platte Contro to Cen tral City tor the winter , and wanted a letter In order to enable him to find n suitable resi dence location and a field of usefulness In evangelistic work. Mr. Kimball bad no means of detecting him ns a fraud , nnd ro- prots exceedingly that ho has escaped the bauds of justico. Poi-sonnl Pnrngrnph * . II. M. Uttloy , O'Noll , Neb. , is in Iho city.C. . C. D. Allan , of Lincoln , Nob. , is in Iho city. Mutt Miller , of David City , ia nt the Paxton. II. P. Foster , of Lincoln , Nob.iant the Mlllard. George M. Myers loft last evening for Klinsas Ulty. C. P. Hunter , of Los Angeles , Cnl. , ia ut the Mlllarn. W. T. Dlckson , of Washington , D. C. , ia nt the Millurd. Judge S. 11. Chapmanof Pluttsmouth , is ut the Paxton. The Rnnkln & Wilson minstrel party is nt the Metropolitan. John ZohrinK , of Lincoln , Nob. , was nt the Puxton last night. W. R. Kelley , of Lincoln , Nob. , Is registered at the Piucton. R. W. Morsoundwifoof , Slionandoiih , Ia. , nro ut the Windsor. George W. Lcovera nnd wife , Cheyenne - onno , Wyo. , nro ut the Puxton. Ed Myers loft lust evening for Spring field , O. Ho returns next weolc. R. O'Noil , of Lincoln , Neb. , waa reg istered ut the Millnrd lust night. George Wilson , of Hank in & Wilson's minstrels , with his wife , is ut the Mil lnrd. lnrd.Dr. Dr. Teagarden returned to Spring field , O. , ycBtcrdtiy , after a week's visit with friends horo. George Adams , of the commission house of Adams , Burk & Co. , arrived from Chicago last night nnd is ut the Windsor. P. P. Murray , western traveling pas senger iigcnt for the Michigan Central , is in the city. Ho returns to Chicngo next week. Daniel E. Eboy nnd wife nro at the Wiusdor. Mr. Kboy is to bo connected with the Armour packing house nt South Omaha. George Sundorland , th.resident man ager of Armour's SoutL Omaha pork packing house , arrived in the city last night from Chicago and is quartered at the Windsor. President Holcomb , of the Oregon Steamship and Navigation company , passed through Omaha yesterday in a special car. It is understood that ho is on his way to Now York. Mr. Mutuoka and S. Sawada , of Tokio , Japan , on their way west to the Puciflo coast , stopped over yostcrdav in the city yesterday for a few hours.friio gentle men are on a pleasure trip , and during their stay put up at the Windsor. P. G. Halo , of Chicago , arrived in Omaha yesterday , and is located at the Paxton. Mr. Halo represents the Cleveland - land Steve company of Cleveland , O. This company has the largest quarries in the world , und during the past sea son have shipped over 15,000 cars of sandstone. Mr. Hulo will remain here for several days. Charles Hathaway , of Cleveland , O. , and owner of street railways in that city , Racine , Wis. , nnd other cities , is rcgibtorod at the Paxton. Mr. Hath away built the George Francis Train street railways in London , Darlington , Staffordshire , und several other English cities. Ho was very sorry that ho was too late lo sco Mr. Train. Mr. Hathaway is on route to San Francisco , but will stop a few days to inspect Omaha street railway intoresls. , Crawford to Fairbrothcr. WKST POINT , Nob. , Nov. 8. To the Editor of the BKK : Please give the fol lowing response publication in the DUE : A i , FAimwoTHKit Sir : In answer to your Interrogatories published In to-day's lias. I answer each and every ono of them In tno negative , and say to you that each and everyone ono of them Is untrue nnd absolutely and maliciously false , und Iho fact thnt you did not make the charge directly , which Is contained , by Insinuation , in your questions which any fool can ask leads mo to bullovo thut you know that the Insinuations were false , and mudo them In such a manner as to induce people to bellcvo they were true when you did not have the courage or manhood to miiko thu charge direct. If you will inako nil afll- duvit that your charge is true and send it tome mo , I will p. y the expense and afford you nu excellent opportunity to provo It. If you know of any offense thut I have been guilty of to the Injury of the people , why did you not tell them what It was and at the same time toll them what Mr. Norris has done In the interest of the people , whom you profess to favor , but try to eleecivo on the eve of election by your fulso Insinuations. The people ple are eutitled to have the fuels. ' . . J. C. CiiAwroun. Moro About Crawford. MADISON , Neb. , Nov. 4. To the Editor of the BKK : The denial of Judge Crawford in the BKK of yesterday thnt ho went to Lincoln last winter for the avowed purpo&o of defeating the re election of General Van Wyck provokes a smile of incredulity on the face of those who know him und his methods. He is generally known as a member of the railroad gang , who on all occasions speaks sneeringly of Van Wyck and his friends , und Who cstooms it an olemeut of "Miinrlnc.ss" to bo known as a man of "largo influence with the railroads. " Ho bus openly advocated the taking of usury and docs all ho can to discourage Iho success of ncllons hroughl against a railroad. This county bus directly and indirectly suffered thousands of dollars by Iho repealed adjournment of his court while ho was on a junketing tour in Washington nnd tbo bouth on politi cal and private business , Ifo will bo hiiowod under in this county on election day , except in Norfolk , wkoro he has mudo a bargain with boino republicans to soil out Norris. A. W. Mr. Ilancock'H Kcply. PAIMU.IOX , Nob. , Nov.1. . To the Editor of the BKK : I suppose no ono can live in u community live years und not huvo a few personal enemies. W. C. Rogers heoms lo bo ono that your man has stirred up and a personal letter ad dressed to mo through your columns is the result. I hope it will result In in creasing your circulation out here. In rojly to Mr. Rogers' letter I plead guilty to most of the interrogatories. They had a law suit. It wont adversely. After wilting fcomo limo o.xcutlon wua issued and Mr. Rogers , Uatosandothers hud the costs lo pay. Some of Iho wlt- nebses attending under subpcnnn were intoxicated and as the CUBO did not go to trial , I had homo dilliculty in taxing their feet * and mileage , und in ono or two made a mihluko. In paying thi ) costs Iho bondbinen , Ihrough a mistake , wcro borne short and refuted to correct : it , as the sheriff hud given them a re ceipt In full. This loft mo short , but I paid tlio balance myself. Itis-amoat trivial matter , but I hupposo is uu good us unything for campaign thunder1. Kindly give this spuco uild oblige ) A. U. IIANCOC1U' '