Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 09, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
V THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , DECEMBER 0 , 1887 THE DAILY BEE. KVKIIY MOUMNG. THUMB OK St'llM'IUITIOH. Dnlly ( Morning Killtlnn ) Including Sunday lltr.Ono Yf-ar . . . . . . . . . . ForHlx MnutliN . , . . f , ) For 'Hirer Months . , . ' W 'Hie Omntm piimlny Ili.K , mailed to any nd- ( IrceR , One Yenr . . . . . . . . . 200 OMAHA nmrK. No.Ult AMI via KAHNAM PTIIKRT , Nr.w YOIIK omen , UnoMor. , TiniifM' Itnr.ti- JNO. WARitiNflTON Orricr , No. 61J 1'otm COHHKSI'ONDHNCK. All rommiinlrotluiu relatlnc nws nnd rdltorlnl mutter should bo niulrcvvil to thu KuiTonor TIII : HI.K. wsiNiiss r.r.TTiits : : AH'lniftlness letters nnd rcmlttiincps nhould 1 > a fMlilresMdto Tin : IIKK I'IJIII.IKIIINO COMI-ANV , OMAHA , Drafts , clii-cks nnd postnlllco orders to lie niiido Jiayublu to the order of the totnpany. The Bee PnWisWDg Company , Proprietors , E. KOSEWATEU , KDITOII. THE DAinY 11KE. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Rtfttrof NfbrnsVn , I - - County of Douglas. f"1 . ( Ico. II , Tzfchnck.'wcrotory of Tlic Ilcc Pub lishing company , doc * nolcninly swear Hint the BCtiiarclrcumtton of thu IJnlly llco for the week cnillnj. Deo. S. 1W , was us follows- Hattirilny. Nov.WI IV-'W Hutidny. Nov. 27 1MV ) Monday , N nv.SM lfi.lri ! TitPMlar. Nov.i.1) ) I4.G ! Wednesday. Nor.IlO H.iiOO TlnirMliiy.'l > ec.l 14.640 Friday , lice. 3 .H.tiW Average I4.H10 1 > F.O. B. T/scilticK. L , Bwomtotind subscribed In my presence tills [ . 3d day of December , A. D. IW. ( . J . I' . I'EIIi. ( SHAIi. ) Notury 1'ubllo Btnteof Nclirnxkn , I , . . County of Douglas. fs's > ( Ifo , II.'I'KHtlmek , being flrntdiil.VFWorn.de. pOM'H Hlid Miyn thut ho IK secretary of Tito llro rnbllshlnK company , that the actual uveimto dally circulation of the Dally llqe for the month of Derrmbfr. IWfi , 13.37 ! copies ; for Jnimnry. HW. lflJfifl ! ooplpH ; for Kch- runry. 117. H.1IWcol > leM ! for March. 1W7.14,400 coplcHj for April. 1P87 , 14iin : ooples ; forMny. Il-b7 , H.K-T copies : for June , lt7 , 14,147 cojlfs ; for July. 1P87.KlUlcnpli'H ; for August , 1 87. 14- 1M roples ; for tfrpte-nihcr. IM > 7,14.141i coplen : for October , 1P87 , 14,11'B ; for November , 1W , IB.aa conlt'H. OKO. n.r/Pcuucic. Bworn to nnrt Mibscrlljed In my presence this 3d day of December , A. 1) . ItW. ItW.N.P.Fr.II , . ( SKA I , . ) Notary 1'uLllc. TUB fact should not bo hwt sight of that wo want penny postage along with other things. IN the brevity of his incssago PrcBldont Clovulund scored u point. It has evidently - dontly been read. Tin : clulm presented by Minneapolis for thu convention was like the lust talk of un expiring anarchist. THKUK has been no political trust formed yet. Politics rises above the base ends of scheming tradesmen. HKUU MOST goes to prison for ono year. Mr. Sharp is out on bail , while Justice is wondering what she is here for. JUNR 10th is the aato for holding the republican national convention. What will bo so rare as this day in Juno to the man who receives the nomination ? A NATIONAL convention of barbers is in session at Buffalo. In allowing Buf falo to capture this national convention Kansas City lost the opportunity of u life time. IF the report is true that natural gas lias been found at Nebraska City , that town's future is assured. In the meantime - time lot us have figures to prove that there Is no mistake. Ir there is as much effort put forward to elect the nominee as there has boon to Hocuro the republican national conven tion , there can bo no doubt concerning the general resultt FliOM the latest reports wo glean that the Continental Insurance company , of Hartford , Conn. , is a fraud. In a column editorial discussing the matter , the Now York 2Ymcs concludes by saying the concern should huvo boon closed up long ago. 1 A SYNDICATE has been formed in Omaha for the purpose of building a system of Jlro-proof market houses. That Omaha if , In need of such build' ings , has long been admitted. Whether the present syndicate is given pormis- eion by the council , makes no material difference. What the city must do is to ascertain what is best for her own In terests nnd grant the privilege accord' DlT is again reported that the scheme nf the Omaha & Yankton railroad is Ube bo revived. Wo should bo very glad tc Welcome any practical stops for the ac complishment of this project , which we have not a doubt would bo a profitable enterprise to Omaha and to all those iif terestcd In it , but naked rumors as tc what somebody is said to bo contonv plating have lout their power to excite enthusiasm. THKUK Is a crying demand in manj cities , both cast and west , to rid com munltlcs of quack doctors. Laws are enacted to prohibit bungling surgeon ! and stupid physicians from practic ing ; but the laws remain in the tint ute books , * nnd quacks multiply. / competent doctor boon makes a raputu tlon in Ins legitimate practice. / quack or mountebank is also soon fouiu out. If noi'bons insist upon giving e m ploymont to unprofessional blacksmith who violate law ami assist In debauch ing the morals of young men am women , the respectable elements o communities should , in their own wa ; and season , rid themselves of the un couth vultures. Tin : council nt its last session instructed structod the city clerk to advertise fo several pieces of land for park purposes none to bo less than ton or more thai 2,000 acres. This is a promising sto which will bo approved by all classes c citizens. Omaha ought to have two o three additional park * , nnd the .timo t got them is now , when the require land can bo socur.cd for loss mono than it will bring in the future. Meantime time it would bo well to make provlsio for properly improving the fine nature park Omaha now possesses , which wit a moderate c.endituro ] could bo mad n most inviting and delightful rcsorl This park question is a very lmporta i ono that will in time deserve . moro c the public attention thuu it ha.s yet re colvcd. . ' jChlcnfjo Captures * he Convention. 'Chicago lias been designated as the plttco for holding the national republi can convention. The lIHh of Juno is the date agreed upon. In the defeat of our city to secure the Convention , our citizens hnvo the consolation of know ing that Omaha has made a noble fight. She has been advertised as an applicant for the .distinctive honor , the length and breadth of the United States. No doubt her efforts In this direction will prove a great benefit , as the committee of our representative citizens who pressed the claims of Omaha brought her advantages and resources moro prominently before the people than lould have boon done in any other way. On the first ballotOmaha received but no vote less than Chicago and was lecond In the list. This vote furnishes jntlpfactton to our business men and cit- nens who subscribed so liberally and ivero ready to make thu sum fatlll larger f noccHslty requited. The two principal points urged against Omaha wore , first , that she was not the lenter of population althoughgeograph- cally the center of the continent. Scc- nd , that shu did not possess facilities ufllciunt to entertain und care for the i-ast multitude comprising the convcn- ion nnd its followers. The claim con cerning our location was entitled to but ittlo consideration. The national re- mblican convention was hold in Chicago n 1800. At that time Chicago was no urgur than Omaha to-day , and oocu- ) ied relatively the same position o the east. The second objection , nek of hotel accommodations and hall room was a strong one. But had the invention been located hero every ift'ort would have been made to have inred for all who might come. No ono -ould have boon a sufferer within the gates of the metropolis of thu Missouri alloy. By her vigorous effort Omaha has H'ought herself into prominence as a candidate for future national conven- ions , and four years hence , with a city i ( over two hundred thousand people , ocated in the center of the continent ivo will ask and receive.- However , Chicago has boon chosen ind as wo congratulate her , wo have no tears to shed. After all , Omaha did not care so much this year about republican national conventions. She has already been favored with three national con ventions during the year of 1887 the rcsbytcrian and Lutheran , .and the charities and corrections. At the pres ent time Omaha eloos not need politics .o . much us she needs religion. Mr. ninlnc'B Comment. If the elaborate opinion of Mr. Blalno on the president's incssago was not given for political effect it would not bo easy to find any satisfactory reason for ts deliverance. It was to have been expected that the Maine statesman's views would bo sought and that ho ivould make some comment , the charac- , cr of which could easily hnvo been 'orctold , but it is very certain that under ordinary circumstances he would have compressed his opinion into a few paragraphs , and perhaps into a sen tence. But the occasion was not an or dinary ono in the estimation of Mr. Blaino. On the contrary , it presented a olclen opportunity , the equal of which is not likely to occur again before the national political conventions shall have chosen the party candidates , for issuing to the country a proclamation that might operate as an antidote to the policy of the administration , stiffen the backbone of the tariff supporters in con gress , nnd assure the followers of Mr. Blaine that ho is still traveling on the old and familiar lines. .It was virtually an assertion of conscious leadership , suggesting iv conviction on the part of Mr. Blainc that it was necessary for him to speak strongly , plainly and fully , whether others said much or little. No other circumstance that has occurred with the Maine statesman as a party to it , since his departure for Europe , so obviously indicated his profound in terest in political events in this coun try and' the purpose ho has in mind. ho motive of Mr. Elaine's manifesto is not conccalcel' to those who care to see it. It is not necessary to discuss Mr. Elaine's opinions. They are those commonly held by all advocates of high tariff protection , and will bo distrib uted in unlimited quantity during the next nine or ton months. They go over thu same old ground that has been trod den again and again for twenty years , presenting nothing now unless it bo in additional sophistries and misrepresen tations. .Yet wo do not doubt that Mr. Blaino's views will have their effect. It would bo foolish to say that ho does not still exert a , very considerable influ ence , and while the supporters of a high tariff will have their faith strengthened and their zeal quickened by his expres sion of opinion , some others who may bo lit doubt as to the course they shall pur sue will perhaps bo determined by it. But the significance of Mr. Blaino's ex tended comment lies in thu fact that it discloses his self-conscious leadership and his very great desire to have it recognised. tin : National Hanks. The question of providing1 a way for continuing the national banking system , assuming it to be the desire nf a major ity of the people nndof their representa tives in congress that it bhall be con tinued , may not bo immediately urgent , but It is ono of very great importance and must in time command the serious attention of congress. Thu controller of the currency in his annual report state > s that moro than forty plans for n now basis of circulation have been pro posed , and in discussing thorn ho docs not find a single ono to bo entirely prac ticable. It is reported from Washing ton that Senator Fnrwoll of Illinois will introduce a bill to perpetuate the banking system , providing that In lieu of registered bonds of the United States any banking association organ ized under the national system 111113 transfer and deliver to the treasurer ol the United States any state or municipal bonds , or any first mortgage railroad bonds upon which interest has boon promptly paid and where market 01 cash value Is equal to or greater than their par value , and which boar not les : than four per cent interest. A similat proposition was among the forty sub mitted to the controller , and his view of It Is thus expressed : "The proposi tion to substitute state , county and mu nicipal securities for United- Status bonds as n basis of circulation Is subject to the fatal objection that the power to accept some and re ject others among those s'couritle.s would have to bo lodged somewhere , and as UM exorcise would incidentally raise and depress the prices of such se curities , It would bo dangerous to adopt any scheme involving the conllding of such power to any official or any board. ' ' Thu force of this objection Is obvious , and will doubtless be conclusive against any such' measure as Senator Farwell proposes. Other methods suggested tire to re quire the deposit of golil and silver as a basis of circulation ; to do away wltu the note Issuing function of the banks ; to increase thu inducements for thu banks to deposit United States bonds ; to provide for a continu ance of the present or some modified system by a new Issuu of bonds , anil to allow the banks to Issue circulation upon their general credit without requiring specific security to bo deposited. The first of those the controller dismisses from consideration ns'contuining no in ducement cither to the public or to the banks to adopt It , nnd the second is ob jectionable on the ground that the con stitutional authority of congress to charter - tor banks that do not issue currency is questionable. As to the proposition to make the holding of bonds moro profitable * able to the banks , the objection is made that it would not be to the public interest to do so.- The proposition to make a now issue of bonds specifically as a basis of circu lation is dismissed as in contravention of the settled policy of congress. Only in the plan of allowing the circulation to rest upon the general credit of the banks does the controller find an y merit , nnd this is the ono which would be very likely to encounter .tho strongest , and most general popular opposition. The conclusion of the controller is that no substitute yet proposed forthe present basis of national bank circula tion is sufficiently free from objection to bo adopted , and this statement forcibly indicates the difficulties that beset this important'question. There is for tunately no immediate urgency for leg islation , as the four per cent bonds of the government available as a basis of circulation have still twenty years to run , in which time , as the controller of the currency suggests , no doubt some thing acceptable will bo devised , but the question is ono to bo kept in mind. As a relief from the inconveniences of the existing law the controller suggests that it would bo both safe and wise to reduce the minimum amount of bonds teL L > o kept on deposit. How the Congressmen Stand. The Now York ll'oi-'tl has made special Inquiry at Washington among the states men composing the Fiftieth congress , nnd it finds , to say the least , widely varied and divergent opinions concern ing some of the important issues of the day. For instance , among the repub licans , in the choice of president , there nro forty non-committal ; twenty-five favor Blaine ; seventeen are in favor of nominees of the convention without in dividual choice ; Sherman has but eight expressed admirers ; Harrison two ; Gresham 'one ; Robinson of Massa chusetts ono , while four express them selves as opposed to Blaino. Seven of these republican statesmen favor Cleveland's tariff ideas while sixty-nine oppose them and nineteen are non-commital. Nine arc for tariff reform while thirty-eight favor revenue reform in some way. In the list thirty- four are non-commital concerning the subject while twenty-throe are emphat ically against any change. In the democratic camp ninety-three favor Cleveland's tariff ideas , fourteen are non-commital and six are opposed to them. For tariff reform only , fifty- nine members favor it , while ten arc for revenue reform as well. For tariff and revenue reform thirty-one members will paw the ambient air and eight of them will bo indifferent. Against any change , whatever , eight stalwart demo crats stand pledged to fight to that ond. So it will bo seen that unless there is a radical change little else can bo looked for except a wrangle and division on all subjects of importance. Concerning n tariff reform , with the combined strength of republicans and democrats , something favorable to the people will bo effected. The American congress , like the American legislatures , offer little satis faction except to lobbyists and venal members who barter the rights of their constituents for a mess of pottage for their own table. The Fiftieth congress , like its predecessors , will boar but llttlo if any legitimate fruit. Invest igato Anyway. The Port Angeles co-operative colony Is now reported by its traveling' ' lec turer and organizer to bo one of the largest and most novel things off of wheels , on earth. The BKE , in cau tioning its readers to bo wary of any of the evangelists who Insist upon it being the earthly havun of rest and enjoy ment , based its remarks solelyupon the editorial statements of the Portland , Ore. , Orcyoniun , of November 1'J. That paper , without gloves and apparently familiar with the subject which it treated , denounced the colony as u swindle. It wont far enough to say'tlmt the entire scheme was such an impudent and extravagant fraud that pcoplo who had been gulled by its projectors ellel not care to admit that they had been so unmercifully fleeced , und accordingly did. not expose the methods'by which suckers were carefully taken in. The BliE knows nothing positive concerning the colony. Mr. McAr- dlo , who draws a salary aa n lecturer upon the sub ject , writes us that the Oreyonian is guilty , of uttering base falsehoods In condemning the outfit and denouncing it as a fraud. This may be trup. The OrdjonMti concludes a scathing editorial upon the subject in the follow ing vigorous manner : It is but Just to the people of tuo middle west to say that the foundcrsof Port Angulua colony have neither , the confldonc'O nor re TBjxict of the people of this coast. TUo prln clpnl man U noloiioim as nn imU-Chlticio agitator who contributed a grcut deal of 'thunder nnd blood'1 rnnt to the ellsturbuucu -wo years ngo nt Vrtgct sound. His name la 3eorpo Vcnnble' Smith ; ho claims to ben uw.ve'r , hut ! unlit for uny useful tliliip ' n this world , is too lazy nnd : oo worthless lo , work nt anything , s a prorusslqnul "agitator,11 and nuUnncc generally. Having neither spirit , purpose , nuijUy nor Industry to nccom- illsh anything Xoi ; lilinsolf , ho proposes n scheme ) for taking cnrc of everybody pise n scheme for thoircconttrurtion nnd enrich- nent of society. Itis astonishing llmt .so shnllowa quack sliouM succeed in duping myhody. Hut of rout-so his "colony" schcmo cnn't last long. Rd has lived upon It during AVO years past , and In much better style .him ho 1ms been accustomed to ; but "ethical culture" is no substitute for labor , nnd the philosopher of 1'ort Angeles will soon drop igalu through the scat of his trousers. " Vo remarked a day or two ago and would insist upon it , that persons who think seriously of joining the colony should investigate thoroughly before making n long , expensive and tedious journey. If it is not a fraud an investi gation of the matter can do no harm , while if it is a fraud , it will save both time nnd money. ' IT is a lamentable fact that the high school building is not yet provided with fire escapes. This is a matter of great importance , and those clothed with au thority should HCO that ample provisions for escape , in case of fire , are at once secured. Parents justly feel uneasy to know that their children arc in the top room of a four-story building , wholly without protection should a fire occur. It was never intended that the building should be occupied until this important defect was remedied , and why any time should bo wasted in rendering the building safe , is a question that cannot bo honestly answered. Parents have u right to demand that their children's lives are not placed in jeopardy ; the scholars should know that they are perfectly safe In the event of a confla gration. The school officials arc tardy in the execution of their duty in pro longing this matter. What is wanted , and at.onco , is a system of safe and sim ple fire escape so that a boy or girl could get out of the building if neces sary without imperiling life. There have been steps taken in this direction wo understand. But no time should bo lost. THE experiment of night schools in other cities has been found to give most satisfactory results , and'there is no rea son to doubt that it would do so in Omaha. It is cor'tainly worth trying. 1'KUSONS. General Grant's , 'wjdow visits the tomb In Riverside Park every Sunday. Koswcll P. Flowoii has been quite ill for some days , but is now recovering , A recent convert'to esoteric Buddhism is Mrs. Cclia Thaxtui < the artist and poet. Lady Hnbbcrton , , the London dress re former , is coming to ( .he United States. Prof. Bell is devoting nil of his spare time to perfecting ai machine for talking to deaf mutes. fiJ Mrs. N. P. Willis , widow of the poet and essayistwill take a house In Washington for the winter. - " , L . " * * * , Ex-Senator Yale , of Connecticut , Is charged 1 with having misappropriated $100,000 , us treasurer of a Walllngford company. Postmaster General Vllas is quoted ns ex pressing the belief that telegraphy will ulti mately form a part of our postal system. By the marriage of Senator Hawley the number of widowers in the upper house of congress Is reduced to three. They uro Sen ators Gibson , Voorhces nnd Beck. John W. Young , Brigham Young's eldest son , Is said to bo a successful business man nnd shrewd builder of railroads in Utah Territory. He has only thrco wives. Mr. Peter Hadcmnn Burnett , the first American governor of California , has lately completed his eightieth year. Ho lives in San Francisco and enjoys capital health. Mayor Hewitt of New York is a hard worker. Ho declines dozens of invitations to dine out nnd to address meetings every week , In order that ho may attend to the duties of his ofllce. W. K. Vnndcrbilt Is bringing homo with him from Scotland a bag-piper , nnd the Now York custom authorities uro questioning whether to lot him land us nn artist , or send him homo under the contract labor restric tion law. Mr. Blnino 1ms been having his portrait painted in Paris by the famous artist Healy , who has placed on canvas the faces of a great nluny modern European .celebrities. Some weeks ugo Mr. Henly called on Mr. Blainp ami asked the Maine statesman to grant him a few sittings. Mr. Blaine consented und the portrait will soon bo finished. Healy says that Mr. Blaine has n nose especially fitted for caricature , and the most peculiar droop ing of the mouth ho has over seen. W. Byrd Page , of Philadelphia , the cham pion high jumper of the world , will rctiro from the uthlctlc field after two moro public exhibitions. His absolutely farewell Jumps will occur at the meeting of the Baltimore nthlctio club next month , and nt the inter collegiate spoils next spring. Mr. Page Is in the post-graduate department of the univer sity of Pennsylvania , nnd Is devoting him self to the study of electricity. Though ho intends to retire from nctlvo competition in athletics , ho says ho will always bo ready to defend his championship uguinbt anj rival. Injustice Predicted. Cfncfiumtl Unqulier. It Is safe to predict that there will bo no now states admitted to this union nt the first session of the Fiftieth congress. A Test ol' Insanity. Perhaps it was because- Jones of Florida was in the United Stated senate twelve years nnd Is n poor man tlm sbmo folks say ho is insane. + Black nnd Wlilto Diamond. Haiti mm < t Amtrlcan. A contemporary furnishes the Important Information that a tori nf diamonds Is worth $30,000,000. It U aliiibst ' ' as precious us a ton of winter coal. Try HoniothiiiK More Practicable. Cdiclmuilt ComMrctal tiaztttr. Fair-minded men wllV'accept the Atlanta experiment us practicall conclusive. If pro hibition cannot be enforced In Atlanta It can not In any other city of the name size. Promise nml Performance. JJMInioie American. This Is the season of the > car when the newly elected legislator UjU his constituents that ho will raise the roof of Urn stuto house yet. When ho gets to the capltol he1 will con tent himself with raising the blind. Protective Tnrlrr u Double Tax. Oinn'l ItaiM * Democrat. A protective tariff tax is n douhlo tax a tax which Is practically collected twice one-o out of foreign workmen .and manufacturers and nguln out X the American consumer. It limits the market ior foreign goods nnd reduces the demand foa foreign labor , thus cutting down foreign wages , while ni the same time It greatly Increases the e-ost of corresponding American goods. The foreign workmen , ground down to n meiv plltjuie-e In wages , ) iour Into this country ns a result , mid the effect is to reduce wages here. Uittor Itut Wholesome. To the iKxidlers : Swallow it like good children. It may bo unpleasant , but It is the only thing that will cure jou. i ' My Boy Still. Ji < l ( < tiinj > nl ( * A'ctci. Do you think 1 have forgotten the day I carried him at my breast ! Many fair children I've ' loved slneo then , But I think that I loved him best , For ho was our first-born rhlld , John , And I have not the heart or will To love him less ; \ \ hatever may come Ho's my hey still. I remember when he was a llttlo lad , How ho u ed to climb on my knee ; How proud we wore of his beauty , Of his wit und his mimicry , And I know iiuito welt ho's u man now , With a wild stubborn will ; But whatever ho Is to you , John , He's my boy still I Ho was Just llkcthcsuiisliiuealmut the house , In thu days of his happy youth ; You know that wo said with all his faults He had courage and love nnd truth , And though ho has wandered fur away , I'd rather you would say no 111 ; Ho Is sure to come hack to his mother ; Ho's my hey still I I know there was never a kinder heart , And I can remember to-day How oftc'n ho went with me npart Ami knelt at my knee to pray. And the man will do ns thu boy elid , Sooner or later ho will ; The Hil > lo Is warrant for that ; so Ho's my boy still 1 A mother can feel where she can't ' see , She is wiser than any sago ; My boy was trained In the good old way , I shall certainly get my wage. And though ho has wandered away , And followed his wayward will , I know whatever , wherever he it Is , He's my boy Btilll STATE AM ) TKIUUTOn V. Nebraska The Odd Fellows of Norfolk dedicated their new hall with adnncu. Chadron has organized a company to work the marble quarries at Buffalo Gap.The The telephone exchange at Norfolk failed to connect with sutlicient support , and is hung up for the present. The money sharks of Norden are gath ering up the fat of the land. Ten per cent a month is the usual rate on loans. The Beatrice street car drivers dis play an unusual amount of sand just now , and prevent their vehicles slipping up on their patrons. Next year will bo leap year nnd eli gible but lonesome girls should pro pure by rigorous exercise to jump at the first opportunity and get into the union. Eminent foreign authorities have de cided that the smallest bore is the most effective. This will put the Sioux County Gimlet on the high road to usefulness and profit. A syndicate of farmers near Indianola smashed the fuel famine by shipping in five car loads of coal for their own use. The local dealers were unable to meet the demand. Evidences of progressive civilization nro continually multiplying. Columbus is threatened with a second brass band. An application for Nebraska City's ex hausted instruments is proposed. Plattsmouth has two sots of fair of ficers with but a single track. It is pro posed to hitch both to sulkies and send them over the course with a ton-foot gad. The contest will be for blood. The board of education of Fremont propose to strike a blow at the liberties of the youiifj by abolishing the school recess , making the session continuous. The flow of carved epitaphs and auto graphs on the premises will bo dimin ished if not entirely wiped out. Iowa Items. The Franz nnd Selzer breweries in Sioux City have been abandoned. A bridge company having a capital stoek of $500JOO ( has been formed at Muscatino. J. M. Bunker , a farmer , was killed Monday by the explosion of a boiler In Abbott's elevator at Yearling. A piece of property , in which was eighty acres , was sold at a tax sale in Davenport this week , the taxes amount ing to $2,000. Manchester has reason to be proud of its record as a dairy point. During the month of November Manchester shipped 75,425 pounds of butter and for another item sent out 3,174 dozen eggs. Nathan Sanders , aged eighty-eight , died Sunday morning , and his wife , aged eighty-four , followed him Tuesday morning , both dying of old ngo , atGrin- noll. The olel couple wore pioneers there and widely respected. A singular accident occurred at Clarinda the other day. A man fell under a moving freight train and two wheels passed directly over his thigh , yet no bones were broken , and the only injury was a Bovoro bruise and some laceration. The thigh was fleshy and the fat formed a cushion protection for ' the bone' . Ho was only hud up a few days by the accident. Dakota. Sioux Falls has a business club 100 strong. The hotels of Fargo threaten to close if prohibition is enforced. The Norwegian normal school will bo planted at Sioux Falls if a bonus of $10,000 is raised. The Dcndwood Pioneer is now con trolled by a stoek company. Mavericks are excluded from the staff. Peter Froidland , a minor of Torravillo , fell into an open cut while engaged in mining near that place Saturday , caus ing instant death. A vein of eoal : sixteen feet thick has boon found at Whitewood , twelve feet below the surface , and seventy feet be low another vein moro than thrcu times as thick. Thu coal in saiel to bo as good as any in the country. Wyoming. The Cheyenne & Northern will reach Dougliw on or before July 1 , 1888. Work is progressing rapidly on the foundation of a hotel in Larnmio. Blundering assessments have knocked Carbon county out of $17,000 in tuxes. The capital stock of the Laramie Ghwsworks company has been blown up to 875,000. Several ranchmen along the Big Lar- nmio river are going out of the cattle business this fall and announce that they will devote their time and energies in future to slice ] ) and wool raising. The regular Burlington celebration in Cheyenne is looked for the first day of the year. Excursion trains will bo run from neighboring towns. An ample supply of rod llro will decorate the oc casion. The proprietor of the Intor-Occnn hotel in ( Jhovonno claims that the Pacific railroad Investigating commis sion has failed to pay a board bill of $20. The bill has been tent to Washington for collection. A ( lowing well of petroleum has boon discovered near the head of Poison Spieler creek in Albany county , a Oill- cials of the Northwestern railway are Interested.In . the find and will lap the oil fields noxtsprlng in case the develop ment work prosecuted this winter re sulted favorably. AMUMKMnSTS. Ivlralfy's "Dolores1 continues to nttrnct largo audiences nt Hnjtl's. Lust uvcnlng the crowd exeeede'd that of any previous evening , nnd the frequency of the npplaiiso attested to the satisfaction of the performance. ATTiir. ( iitvxn , Seven years have elapsed since C. L. Smith uptenrod | in this city. Ho played In the pleco produced nt the Giaud opera liouie ln t nlpht to a small midlcnce In the old Aoiulomy of Music. Last evening 1,1100 people witnessed the porformanco. "Alvin iloslln" Is a dramatic' erary-nullt. It Is something of cverythlngnnd not very much of anything. All tlmim-lo-dramaticsituations which have figured in the Bowery ulnci ) that place first delighted tlio gods , have been planted In it. And they hnvo grown , too , nnd are now in thu enjoyment of mature hut rather uhcstnutty virility. Davis , for ten years , has been e-oiuh-mnod as nn actor , and the condemnation has been merited. But his nudieiie-es laugh , yell , roar and call him before - fore the curtain nt the ? end of every not. Ho may ho no actor , hut his work Is appreciated nnd has brought him thousands , hast night , it was greeted with thunders of applause * . The setting ; of the piece required several of Davis' own drops uud wings and those were very bountiful , notably the new Brooklyn bridge at night. Mr. Davis' princiiml support Is Miss Wayland , who has been scon hero be fore In "Storm Beaton. " Though disposed to mouth considerably , she Is yet a pains taking und successful actress. Ho Contradicts U. OMAIH , Neb. , Dec. S. Tn the Keillor of the BUK : Seeing nn editorial in last evening' * Bhn headed , "A Colony Fraud , " and being uu Interested member of the colony referred to , I deem It my duty to contradict the false statements contained therein. You base your article upon an editorial appearing In a recent Issue of the Oregonlnn , That Journnl does n great Injustice to nn honest nml hon orable e-auso ami must be actuated by the basest of base motives In Its attack upon the colony nud the person of Mr. George Vennblu Smith. I have been at the colony site for three weeks nnd left there October 11 or 1U. My object in going there was to investi gate Its condition , location , resources and climate. I did not depend upon the metatarsi of the colony for my information but visited farmers in the neighborhood nud others in the neighboring cities , therefore I know what I urn talking about. 1. George Venable Smith never hold meet ings nnd poke in Nebraska on the colony question. 2. About October 10 , there were -13" per rons on the colony .site. II. The chief evangelist docs not assess nil who Join or mnko any salary thereby. 4. Theio has never been u single case of a member refusing to go to the colony when wanted or who has remained away by reason of even u suspicion of Its honesty orstnbility and only one caseof u member who withdrew up to October 0,18S7 , to my positive knowl edge or to date that 1 am nwuro of. 5. It is true tliuy did not raise enough farm produce to supply tlium this winter , but they purchased machinery and erected a saw mill. Bhinglo nnd lathe mill , got out logs ami sawed up lumber since the beginning of September , 1SS7 , averaging 18,000 to 120,000 feet per day , nnd established since May 15 last , twelve departments of Industry. They have , also , built about thirty-live cottages , four largo two story buildings , ono 50x100 und thrco10x100 feet , which nro used for stores , offices , u school nnd hotel purposes. The 'Hall und Society of Ethical Culture" is a meeting one evening each week for the dis cussion of questions of ethics , nnd is held in the school room. Lastly , the authority of Mr. Smith Is that given him by the members of the colony and can bo taken away from him in forty-eight hours , nnd his salary us president is no greater than that of a fairly pnid'uicchanic. The co-operative colony is no fraud but is a genuine practical reform and it is a shame and n pity if its progress should bo retarded by the malicious lying of un unprincipled Journal like the Oregonlon. All progressive movements huvo their enemies nnd that the colony has thus far cscapcel is not a little strange. The following persons have left this city for the colony since Juno last : Warner E. Smith nnd family , John Thompson and family , August Schultzo and family , Dr. P. S. Lewis , C. D. Hnnnnann , Patrick i''crry , John Colomun. Their friends in this city will speak for them , or you can write to them nt Port Angeles , Clullum county , W. T. No end of guarantees of the Roundness of our enter prise If space would permit. An this Is nn Important matter both to us nnd others 1 hope you will duly investigate it for yourself and do us Justice. Yours Respectfully , FIIVNK J. McAimi.n. Two Court-Mart Inls. A general court-martial has been appointed , to moot nt Fort Sidney , Nob. , on Wednesday , December 14 , for the trial of such persons as may bo properly brought before it. The de tail for the court is ns follows : Captain Stone , First Lieutenant Duucun , Fist Lieu tenant Williams , First Lieutenant Bonosteel , First Lieutenant Parko , Second Lieutenant Kcrnnn , Second Lieutenant Palmer , Scconel Lieutenant Pnrmcrtcr. Second Lieutenant Brooke , Twenty-first infantry , Judge advo cate. Another court-martial has been appointed , to meet at Fort Laramip , W.vo. , on Thursday , December 15 , for the trial of such persons as may bo properly brought before it. The de tail of the court is : Captain Combu , Captain Kirtlanel. Cnptain Williams. Captain Heed , Captain Hreehcmln , First Lieutenant Hobin- son , First Lieutenant liootli , First Lieuten ant Johnson , First Lieutenant Frederick , Second Lieutenant Howell , Second Lieuten ant Mclvcr , First Lieutenant Charles A. Warden , adjutant Seventh Infantry , Judge advocate. _ Died in a Hotel. Mrs. J. T. Raymond , aged thirty-three years and nine months , died nt the Windsor hotel shortly after 10 otelouk last hight in the presence of her husband and son. Last Thursday night Mrs. Uaymond und her son Joined her husband at thu Windsor , having come on fronrJnnosvllle , O. , for the purpose of locating in California. Upon her arrival nt the hotel slio was taken sick nnd Dr. Bul- lurd was summoned. A her condition did not improve. Dr. ColTman was called In nnd ho did everythinc in lii.s power to save tliollfo of tlio unfortunate woman , but of no uvaJl , death claiming her at tlic time ubovo speci fied. The remains will bo burled in this city nud the proprietors of tlio Windsor are doing everything in their power to assist Mr. Iluy- inond In his sad misfortune. Tlio Knginoers Hcply. To the Editor of the UKB : An nrtlulo ap peared in your paper of the Oth lust , headed "A Conflict of Authority , " purK | > rtlngto give an account of difficulties between Mr. Burns , agent ut Council Bluffs , nnd the engineers and firemen , etc. , eto. I wish to Htato ns fur as tlio engineers nro concerned that the whole article is u base fabrication and n falsehood. Engineers do not do their busi ness through tlio piipom , und hereafter any article appearing without the signature of the chief of the division , may bo consldeicd us false. JOHN M. TJcciiKcel to Writ. The following murrlago licenses were granted by Judge McCullouh yesterday : Numn und residence. Ate. ( John W. TlllBon , Omaha . 24 | Nevada E. Robertson , Hiitloy , la . 18 I Tliomus Tuckabcrry , Fort Omaha , . . . . 'M | Johanna Johnson , Oinutiu . 'JO i Olaf 1'ulerbon , Omaha . Ill I Dulsuy Hcrrikson , Omaha . 21 Article * oT Incorporation. Yesterday articles of Incorporation of the Hebrew Knights of Charity was filed with the county cluik. Tlio ofllcers are : Presi dent , It. Cahnenson ; vice president , A. Cor- aiblcth ; treasurer , I. Llphshltz ; first trustee , L. Slobodlsky : Bmnid trustee , B. S. Pelzor ; third trustee , U'llllam Catlin ; clerk , J. D. Nathunson , _ < > raiitcil u Continuance , A continuance until this morning nt 0 o'clock wus grunted yesterday to Ne'll Cook ami II. Morrison , ullas II. Grant , who are in custody on the charge of obtaining iuoney under false prptenscs from Dan McGuckln. UAlIiUOAD NOTES. It has nt length been officially announced that the Chicago , Koqk Island & Pacific fast train will commences to run on the Ibtli of this month. It will lea vo Chicago at" : ! ? 0 in the evening , re.ichlnir Oinnhn sixteen hotiri Inter or uttlittO o'clock the ni'xt day. The train will leave * this city nt I o'clock lu the afternoon reaching Chicago at S o'clock next inoinliig. Tlieie ) was n meeting yestordny of the paseiigor nnd tle-ket ngoutsof the Nebrnsku lines nt thu B. & M. he'udii\iarters , but no business of an Important nature was trans- acted. Yesterday the reduction in the sleeplnir-car rate * from Kansas City und Council HluiTu to Los Angeles , to M'J f > o went Into otTcct. The riito to Kan KnincLsco remains at Jit. Mur.Tivi or rur.iuiiT A < HST : < . An iniHntiinl | meeitlng of Irclght agents roprc.scnling lines In Kansas and Nebraska are hold Ing secret Ncxsions nt ono of the hotels In the city for the purpose of rogulut ing thu freight rnto.s as it. effee'ts these two tute < s , Thu gentlemen we're In session nil day yeMerday , uud late Into the night. What they did is known only to themselves , hut it will bo given to thei public us soon us they complete ) their work , which may roqulro Bomo days to do. The following line's are > : ? v'uviii i n i\iui-m-t. i mi/miMi mmiiiii , 01. .losenh . nnd Grand Island , Burlington & Mis. sourl Kivor and Fremont & Elkhorn Volley. Horse * nn' llor.sc. "Shako you for the drinks , Jeihnl" "Go you once , if I lose. " "High or poker dice I" "Poker first dash out of the box , nml horses. " "Let her go , Gallagher. " This llttlo dialogue took place between John Huffman , u saloon Ite-cpcr , e'orner Thir teenth und Williams streets , and Frank Bashers , an nlr-round-mun of the ) first ward. The hitter's challenge to shake for the drinks was accepted and the box began to vibrate. "Horse on you , " remarked John , ns ho throw out thrco1's , which beat Basher's two pair. "Kereet , " replied Frank. Again they threw. "Horso and horse , " e'oood Basher.s. "Horso and , " assented John. Just hero u dispute arose about u'Voek" die. B'irst it wus words , next cuiws , and finally blows. Huffman was first ut bat , and ho hit Bashers a grounder. Then Basher's brother Jim , who was In the nudiencu , hit HufTimm witli n club , unit after pounding him Tor three singles , a double , nnd a home run , John rolled over and prepared to die. The on- thusinsin nttrae-ted the polle'e , and shortly thu patrol wugnn. Hutlnmu was taki-n to the hospital nml Bashorn to thu central sta tion. The other Bashers escaped. The ) game will bo continued to-day , with Judge Hcrkn an umpire. I'crminnl Paragraphs. W. A. Wolfe , Lincoln , Neb. , is In the city. E. J. Islmm , of Kansas City , Is at the Wind sor. sor.S. . J. Sein , of Waterloo , In. , is at the Wind sor. sor.J. . G. Hall , of Gibbon , Neb. , is at the Wind sor. sor.A. A. H. Cramer , Hastings , Neb , , is in the city. city.H. H. G. Walker , of St. Joseph , Mo. , Is In the city. city.C. C. B. Cooke , of Boonc , la. , is nt the Mil- lard. lard.Edward Edward Blcwctt , of Fremont , Neb. , is in the city. J. H. Yules , of Ncligh , Neb. , Is nt the Mlllurd. H. S. Watson , of Salt Lnker , Is nt the Millord. J. B. Butler , of Cedar Rapids , la. , is at the Mlllurd. The "Alvin Josllu" company is at the Millurd. S. S. Ethridgo. of DCS Moincs , la. , is nttho Millard. E. E. Leonard , David City , Neb. , is nt the Millurd. C. M. Aldrlch , of Kansas City , is ut the Millard. W. S. Weaver , Cheyenne , Wyo. , is nt the Millard. C. L. Ervin , of Plum Creek , Neb. , U iu the city. E. F. Willis , of Dca Moincs , In. , is ut the Windsor. T. E. Alderson , of Crcston , la. , is at the Windsor. F. Do Lisle , of Dubuauc , In. , Is nt tlio Windsor. B. Whitwcr , of Burnett , Neb. , Is nt tlio Windsor. J nines Jennings , DCS Moincs , In. , is nt the Windsor. G. W. Whltaker , of Kearney , Neb. , Is nt the Millard. Gorhnm F. Belts , of Lincoln , Nob. , Is nt the Millnrd. Otlo Baumany , of Wcsl Point , Neb. , Is at the Millard. C. F. Bowman , of Knymoiul , Nob. , Is nt tlio Millard. James Jennings , of Dos Mollies , la. , Is ut the Windsor. C. L. Erwln , of Plumb Creek , Neb. , Is at the Windsor. . W. A. Fryo nnd wife , Atkinson , Neb. , mo ut the Millurd. 1C. C. Morohouso , of Missouri Valley , la. , is in the city. J. E. Branch and wife , of Yankton , Dak. , ore at the Miliurd. Kd. Campbell , Jr. , of Fail-field , la. , is a guest ut the Millurd. Dudley McAilow. of "Mixed Pjcklos com pnny , " is nt the Millard. Messrs. G. M. Hohl and T. Aylosburg , of St. Joseph , Mo. , nro in the city. E. M. F ml , rf wholesale dealer in toys , of DCS Moincs , Jii. , is at the Millard. . Thomns-M. Howard und wife , of Weeping Wuter , Neb. , uro visitinir in the city. Mrs. W. C. Lockart nnd Miss Gnrtio Lock- art , of Ked Oak , Iu. , uro ut thu Millurd. Dr. George P. Wilkinson Inft lant evening for a visit to his old homo at Keokuk , la. Hon. Daniel V. Finch , United States dis trict attorney , of DCS Moines , la. , is ut the Millard. Frank Murtliis and wife and Mrs. II. A. Wherry , of Falls City , Nob. , nro at tlio Millard. Ben K. Paddock , post-trader at Fort Hob- Inson , Is visiting his parfiits , Major and Mis. Paddock , at their city lesidenco , 1105 Sher man avenue. Mr Charles B. Sloat , wrstcin traveling ngunt of the Chicago. Kock Island & Pacific company , nrrivcd In the rity yesterday nnd will remain several days , Miss May L. Potvin , of Lincoln , Is the guest of Mrs H C. McShano. Shu will ren der a piano solo fioin Lls/.t , at the CrcighUm college musicale , this evening. M. H. Do Young , editor of Ilia San Fran- clf < co Chronicle , accompanied by his family , passed through Omaha lust evening on his way homo after n Homcwlmt extended tn'i > through the eastern stiiten. Secretary Nattlnger , of the board of trade , was yesterday hummnncd to Ottawa , III. , by tlio iccelptofu tulcxrum Informing him of the approaching death ( if his aged mother. Mr. Nultlnger luft ut once for Otluwu. Hun. JJ. orFiiicli , United States district attorney ; Mr. S. S. Ethcrldgi' . United States deputy marshal , and Mr. E. M. Forel , attor- novfurtliu Chicago , Burlington ft Qulncy , nil fium DCS Moinus , accompanied by Hon. Edwin Campbell , Jr. , United States tnurblial ut F.iirlleld , la. , were in the city ycsterdny on legal bublncss. Them for Kvoryllilng. Peter Mngorus , residing nt ii'il .Tolm- * spn avenue , Brooklyn , i' . D. , N. Y. , bays : During the last eighteen years I have been using over fifty Allcock's Plasters a year in my family. 1 have found thorn a most perfect external remedy. The > y have repeatedly cured mo of rheuma tism , to which I am subject every win- tetr. They have cured mo of pains in the aides and back throe thnoH , My wife , children and inolhur-ln-law toll mo Allcock's Plaster * are tlio best rem edy nvor made , so agreeable , no cor- tni'n. I know they have cured my wlfo of painB ill the liaclc nnd asuvoro e-ough. My mother-in-law lias been unreel of u most suvuru cold , which thruatunod to turn Into pnounionla. by Allrouk'ii Plas ters. PKTKK.MACIKIt.UB.