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IF wo can't have n , union depot why
don't the Union Pacific pull down its
old cowshed and build a roapoctablo nnd
accessible railroad eUition ? Hasn't
Omaha done enough for the road to bo
entitled to a decent depot ?
TnuiiK are indications thnt congress
will take up the matter of "trusts" dur
ing the coming Bosnian. Generally
speaking , they should bo handled with
out gloves. It is time something were
done to check organized rapacity.
A rosTMABTBit in Washington is to
bo appointed nnd the scramble among
the democrntie politicians of the cnpital
la n fierceonoi More than thirty ap
plicants for the place are besieging the
white house like n pack of half-famished
wolves. This is not a case whore the
ofllco seeks the man.
Wmt Tom Potter afc Itb head nnd
nearly every bureau nnd important post
manned by Burlington railroad men ,
the Union Pacific has practically'passed
under Burlington management. The
next thing in order will bo a consolida
tion with the Union Pacific inside the
LAMAII , Vllns nnd Dickinson nro in a
state of suspended animation. They nro
gradually learning that it is one thing
to IHJ invited to come up higher and an
other to be allowed to do BO. The sonti-
inont o ! the country is showing decided
symptoms of repugnance against con
firmation , especially so far as Lamur is
EUOKNK IlmaiNS was hot sacrificed
to any great extent by being relieved
of his duties ns appointment clork. Ilia
salary us chief clerk of the Maryland
lioimo of delegates Is nine hundred dollars
lars for ninety days' work and the office
is worth five thousand dollars additional.
But ho is no doubt worth all this and
more to Cleveland and SonatorGorman.
IT is announced that the distillers'
trust is getting ready to make a general
advance in the price of whisky. It is
; undoubtedly n fact thnt for ngrcnt many
' people whisky is too cheap , and if thcso
should bo compelled to forego its use by
reason of an advance the trust will have
served n good purpose. It is also probable - '
able that those who cnu afford to pay
the advance , nnd will have whisky at
any price , may not take kindly to hav-
Ihg to pay more for their drinks , and
thus the eoiltlment hostile to trusts will
be enlarged , which would also bo a good
result. On the whole wo think there
is more to commend than to find fault
with in the intention to put up of the
pHco o ! whisky.
MEXICO is malting a high bid for 1m-
inigration by throwingopon to settlement
Boverul hundred million acres of public
land. Concessions have boon made to
land companies who are trying to invite
colonization by all ports of glowing
promises and by contract labor. The
expediency of establishing emigrant
agencies in the principal cities of Amer
ica and Europe is id HO under considera
tion. But immigration to bo beneficial
must bo voluntary. This bus been dem
onstrated in the past. The only way
for Mexico to invite Bottlers is to bu-
como more stable as n government ,
more ontorprlnlng and more cosmopol
LAST Saturday twelve Belgian coal
minors arrived by steamer at Phila
delphia , and being evidently under con
tract they were detained by the custom
house authorities. It is thought proba
ble that thcso men are the first install
ment of the two thousand minors which
the coal combination is reported to have
engaged in Belgium , and which foi
prudential reasons they would bring
over In small squads nnd probably land
at different ports. The arrival of these
men is therefore n warning to all cus
toms officers to bo on the look out foi
imported laborers. The Phlladelphir
irJj/cr / says the coal combination hni
imported 20,000 unnecessary laborer !
in a few years to keep the other laborer !
in such a condition of privntiot
thnt they could not afford to strike
This , however , was before the passage
of the law prohibiting the importntior
of foreign labor , and the present course
of the combination In disregarding ant
attempting to contravene this law is t
striking illustration ot its reckless char
' ' ' Winter Improvidence.
' The approach of winter 1 Hailed , with
n chuckle of delight by the dealers 'in
agricultural iniplomontg. It Is 'not the
Benson for sales but la the seed time for
future orders. The first snow lays the
foundation for the opening ot the next
spring's ledger. As It flaklly doROonds
on the now reaper or covers with n
mantle of white the expensive thresher
lying houseless and exposed in the i-od-
den barn yard , the Implement dealer
rubs his hntidR. ITo knows thnt wet
means rust and that rust moans decay
and repairs , nnd that each accrues to his
advantage. When the plow share is
covered with sleet and the Boeder nnd
hay rake drip with the whiter
rains , the autumn proliUi of the
western farmer are already being sub
jected to a vigorous attack , whobo ef
fect will bo scon when the spring time
calls loudly for the work of the black
smith , the wheelwright , nnd the imple
ment dealer. Hundreds of thousands
of dollars are wasted every year in the
far woat through the improvident
neglect of our farmers to house their
machinery nnd implements.
Chilly cattle , shivering horses , nnd
cold Bwino nro the destruction of the
well-filled cribs and overflowing mows.
Warm stables , sheds nnd pens pay for
themselves a dozen times over In the
course of n farmer's life time. When
nil the vltnl forces of animals nro
directed to keeping themselves warm
there in nn enormous waste of food
expended in making heat which would
otherwise go into fat. With fat cattle
at G cents n pound nnd hogs at 5 the
Improvidence of. saving the work of
stopping up cracks by extra feeding to
induce warmth needs no argument.
Corn at 85 cents a bushel is nn expen
sive stove by which to warm hogs.
Winter should be the farmer's homo
harvest. The fields nro bare of crops ,
but there IB all the more time to attend
to loose fences aud shaky gates. The
barns nnd mows nnd cribs have re
ceived their burdens and opportunity is
given to repair their sides aud roofs by
n timely board or shingle or a needed
all. There are groves to oletin
p for the benefit of the wood
) ilo , walks to patch up in
.ntorcstsof . dry feet and a neat door-
_ ard , and n score of odds nnd ends of in
door work which , if neglected , eoon caller
or the painter nnd carpenter and heavy
Ills for too long postponed repairs.
The provident farmer looks forward
to winter as the season when he can
njoy with some leisure the fruits of his
cod time nnd harvest , and prepare at
aso for the coming year. Snow and
wet have no terrors. The sheds will
protect his machinery from damage , the
> varm barns nnd pens his stock. Undis-
, urbod by storms and uleot ho can revel
n the cosy comforts of his homo secure
n the consciousness that ho has preMed -
Mod against the wind and the weather.
War Records Threatened.
It was not to bo expected , after the
attlo flug experience of the president ,
Imt any ono would bo so reckless us to
propose interference with other relics
r records of the war , but it nppcnrs
some busybody in the war depart
ment has conceived the idea of dcstroy-
ng a portion of the records , nnd that a
committee is really at work examining
, heso documents in order to inform the
locrotiiry what records ho may report
, o congress for destruction. It is quite
probable that in this instance , us in
bat of the hattlo Hags , the meddlesome
genius of Adjutant General Drum is
esponsiblo for the scheme , in
.vhich it would seem the secretary
of war has acquiesced as roid-
ly as ho did to giving up
ho ilags. But the impressive
osson taught by the first attempt to got
Id of the reminder of tlie war will
doubtless prevent any hasty and incon
siderate action in the present instance ,
t is now well understood that there Is
no authority to interfere with _ any of
ho relics or records of thn war unless it
ihnll bo obtained from congress.
It is ndt probable that such authority
can bo secured from the present con-
_ ress. Granting that some of the rec
ords might bo found to bo of no appar
ent value , there is no reason for hurry-
ng their destruction. Documents that
may seem valueless to-day might bo of
great importance twenty years honco.
They take up room that perhaps might
bo utilized for another purpose , but they
annot bo so much in the way as to
seriously interfere with the work
of the war department , and it is no expense -
ponso to the government to keep them.
Furthcrmoroi whenever it shall bethought
thought necessary and expedient to de
stroy njjy portion of them the duty oi
separating the useless from the valuable
should bo committed to men of the high
est judgment as to the worth of histori
cal records , and not to n committee of
army ofllcors presumably without oxpor.-
lento or special ability for such a task.
The war records arc doubtless in no im
The wUdom that discerns as the chiol
reason for the opposition to Mr. Lnmai
his course as secretary of the tutorial
toward the land-grabbing corporations
and syndicates is sadly misdirected. A
Philadelphia contemporary assorts thai
the "chief opposition to Mr. Lamai
comes from senators who are notoriously
the agents and representatives of western
orn land-grabbers , " and professes t <
believe that had ho "shut his eyes totlu
spoliation of the public domain the op
position to him in the senate novoi
would have como to a head. " On tin
other hand , there is a widespread opin
ion that , if Mr. Lamar is continued as i
justice of the supreme court it will 1 > <
by the votes of republican senators \\hi
are not only the agents and represent
atlves of Innd-grabbors , but themselves
solves belong in that category. Wi
have not n doubt thnt the result wil
bhow this opinion to be well founded.
Why should the land grabbers fen
Lamar f Was his course in the sonat
hostile to them ? On the contrary wa
it not uniformly friendly V What gron
corporation that over sought aid c
congress in nny form , during the perlo
of Mr. Lamnr's membership , was an
tagonlzcd by htmV Tn what Instanc
did ho ralno his voice and record hi
vote against the attempted spoliation
ot laud grabbei * ) * When Mr. Laiuu
wag appointed secretary of the interior
thorp in his own authority for the statement - '
mont that ho began a careful exami
nation nnd study of the land laws
with the purpose of endeavor
ing to reform what ho had como
to bcliovo wcro grave wrongs against
the government and people. Yet it
was two years before Mr. Lamnr became -
came conspicuously identified with any
measure of reform , and only then under
the pressure of the president's direc
tion. Mimnlimo the corporation and
syndicate land grabbers were finding
protection from the secretary against
the nggrcsslvo warfare of Sparks , whoso
decisions adverse to them were over
ruled with a regularity that caused the
commissioner ana nil who sympathized
with him to despair of over being able
to bring the plunderers to n just ac
counting. It is well known that the
first serious declaration of the land pol
icy of the administration was
contained in the letter of the
president drawn out by the
Gullford Miller case , with which the
secretary of the interior had
nothing whatever to do. Doubt
less fearing thnt the result would
bo favorable to the Northern Pa
cific , Commissioner Sparks presented
this case directly to the president , who
very promptly reached n decision favor
able to the settlor. The president also
found the occasion most opportune for
declaring n policy nnd quite explicitly
instructing Secretary Ltufmr that ho
wished it pursued. It was very llkoly
just the policy which for two years the
secretary had been vainly seeking , for
ho promptly adopted it and has since
boon apparently endeavoring to carry it
out to the bent of his ability.
It is useless for the advocates of Mr.
Lamnr'B confirmation to attempt to break
down the real reasons for the opposition
to him by inventing specious explana
tions. The dooply-folt distrust of him
finds its warrant in a record which the
moro carefully it is examined the more
strongly it speaks against h'im.
MATon BuOATCn has received state
ments from nearly a score of cities giv
ing the number of policemen employed
in each and the proportion to popula
tion. It is shown that the avcragq is
one polfcoman to about 1,200 inhabit
ants. At this ratio Omaha would hnvo
eighty policomon. But there does not
appear to bo any sound reason why the
I'oportion ot policemen to population
hould bo nny larger hero than , Tor ex
ample , in Kansas City or Minneapolis ,
vhoro it is rospeotivoly one police
man to 1,400 nnd ono to
,500 of population. Adopting the
attor ratio Omaha would bo given
ixty-fivo policemen , and wo do not
h'ink any ono will question that such a
orco , competently managed , would for
it least six months to come bo ample for
all the purposes of police protection.
What the people desire is an early in- '
iroaso of the force to such reasonable
number as will insure proper protection
vlthout unnecessarily adding to the
mrden of taxation. Experience with a
email force has shown that this com
munity is as law-abiding as any in the
country , and if the dives and dens
t are still allowed to run were
shut up , as it is oxpoctcd they will bo ,
police work would bo materially dimin-
shcd , so that an addition of say twenty
, o the present force would count for
very much more than if thcso harbors
of vice and crime are permitted to con-
< inuo. With the city swept clean of the
) lnccs where the crooks do their plot-
ing and the lawless element finds re-
'ugo ' , Omaha can bo as peaceful and or
derly a city , with a police force of sixty
or sixty-Qvo patrolmen , as there is on
, ho continent.
steel-rail mills are shutting
flown , and the high-tariff papers are
'ulsoly assorting that the mill-owner : )
iavo boon largely influenced to do this
: > y the message of the president. It is
iinrdly conceivable that any intelligent
man can bo misled by such obvious non-
sonso. There Is nothing uncommon in
, he shutting down of thcso mills. They
have done so periodically for the last
twenty years whenever the demand did
not justify the owners in running , or it
seemed to bo expedient , to close for some
other reason. All sorts of excuses for
throwing thousands of men out of em
ployment have served ' in the past , when
the mill owners felt themselves
impregnably fortified behind the
high-tariff wall , and their shutting
down now is duo to reasons wholly inde
pendent of the president's Views. These
well-protected gentlemen have had two
years of almost unprecedented prosper
ity , and with the probability that next
year will bring a reduced demand for
their product and a lowering of prices
they do not intend to in vest any of their
hard earnings in stock that may not be
immediately wanted , and which might
depres the price below what they deem
to bo asulllciont profit. Therefore they
shut down , and regardless of the inter
ests of labor or the go n oral welfare send
thousands of mon into idleness. The
policy is not now , and it is duo now
solely to the same selfish Instinct that
dictated it in the past.
IT is stated that as the result of an interview -
terviow with the president Mr. Randal !
had concluded that n satisfactory tnrifi
bill would bo introduced and pass the
house , and that if it fnilodtho rcsponsl
blllty would bo with the republican son'
ate. The report is not to bo unquos
tloningly accepted , though it would b (
gratifying to bo certain that Randal
said what is attributed to him. The ad
vacates of n fair revision of the tarlll
that shall give needed relief to the pee
pie without endangering any industr ;
or operating to the detriment of labor
are less upprohonslvo of the ropublicai
senate than they are of Mr. Randall nm
the faction of which ho is the loader
It is ho , and not the republican senate
that defeated tariff revision ii
the lost two congresses , am
the fontis that ho will bo found in tin
same attitude In the present congress
Wo have not the slightest doubt thn
nny measure of tariff revision and re
duction that has the approval of Mr
Randall and passes the house will go
enough republican votes tn the sonat
to pass that body. The difficulty wll
bo to secure the approval of the lendo
of the democratic , protectionists' to
measure that will commend itself to a
majority of. the house. '
THK Christmas presidential ticket of
the St. Louis Qtobt-Jtemocrat Is James
Q. Blaine nnd John M. Thayor.
BTATH AND TKUUtTOUY.
The state penitentiary has n popula
tion of : W.
Columbia boasts that she supplies
South Omaha with the best hogs , and
has several to apiCro.
Norfolk proposes to issue $20.000 in
bonds nnd invortrtho proceeds in n ton-
room school building.
Theodore Dolly , of Stonton , quieted a
domestic disturbance by swallowing an
effective dose of poison.
Doano college at Crete had its Christ
mas stocking stretched with S13,000 , the
gift of David Whitcomb , a Boston ad
Otoo and Nomnha counties have been
connected by n substantial wood nnd
iron bridge over the Nomaha river near
Burglars mndo their second call on A.
S. Thrasher & Co. , of Grand Island , last
week and exchanged u set of culling
tools for $40 in cash.
The Norfolk News boosts n universal
truth with this four liner : "Tho telo-
grnph service of Sunday's Omaha BKIJ
was a model of perfection. No news
paper in the west hud anything approaching
preaching it. "
The Fremont creamery paid out dur
ing the year $05,000 for cream , 810,000
for hauling and $8.000 for labor. The
total amount of butter manufactured
was 401,090 pounds. There are in oper
ation forty cream routes , and the num
ber of patrons average over 000 , having
reached as high as 725.
The town dads of Ashland mot in ex
traordinary session a few evenings ago ,
nnd celebrated the completion of water
works. Under the mellowing influences
of Salt crook water , the tnoqibors pre
sented a gold-headed cano to Contractor
Riuhardbon , and spread upon the pages
of their record resolutions of applause
Judge Broadyhas rendered a decision
in Gage county that promises to beat
the Rock Island road out of n bonus of
$50,000 , and save the tax-payers that
amount. II. P. Cook , of Beatrice , began -
gan suit last summer to injoin the levying -
ing of n ta > : to pay interest on the bonds.
Ho bases his right to the injunction
upon a number of grounds , the principal
one. and that upon which Judge Broudy
decided the case , being that the proposi
tion submitted and voted upon only con
tained n provision authorizing the city
council to levy a tax to pay the interest ,
but did not contain n provision author
izing the levy of any tax to pay the
principal of the bonds wnon it became
duo. The omission in the proposition ,
Judge Brandy held , under the statutes ,
effectually defeated the bonds , and ho
gave judgment perpetually enjoining
the city .from issuing them.
low t Items.
The Illinois Central is erecting ntDu-
buquo a $75,000 bWck depot.
Sam Rickor , otISloux City , has gone
to Bangor , Mo.ror n fortune of 824,000
left him by his ftqior.
Articles ot incorporation of the St.
Louis , Kookuk & Northwestern Rail
road company have been filed with the
secretary of state at DCS Moines , capi
tal stock placed at $8,000,000.
DCS Moines ia''taking stops to raise
$25,000 as nn inducement to the owners
of the cotton factory at Janesvlllo , Mich. ,
to remove their works to DCS Moincs , ns
they have offered to make such a move
for the above consideration.
A teamster In Sioux City incautiously
swore in court in n suit for wages , that
his employers used bogus weights in
shoveling out coal. When the full force
of the open secret fell upon the coal men ,
in the shape of decreased patron ago ,
they at oncb entered suit for libel and
$5,000 damages. The case will not como
up until the coal season is over.
Railroad Commissioner Coffin says
that the shipments of hay from northern
ana northwestern Iowa are so heavy the
market has become glutted , and there
IB danger that the prices and demand
for this product will bo ruined. The
Rock Island company has given orders
to allow no moro cars to bo loaded with
hay bound for Chicago on account of the
ditllculty in having them unloaded.
The Milwaukee company had 1,000
cars at ono time standing on the tracks
in Chicago which wore awaiting disposal
posal/ - *
Rapid City it shipping brick to Wyo
A now location of a valuable tin lode
has recently boon made near Sheridan
by Henry Shank and Oscar Klein.
The supreme court of the United
States has affirmed a judgment for $20-
000 secured by Richard Marer against
the Northern Pacific for loss of both
logs in Fargo.
Homostako Mining company , of Deadwood -
wood , has declared its ono hundred rind
thirteenth regular monthly dividend of
20 cents per sharo. or $2-3,000 ; total divi
dends to date , $3,093,750.
The Republican of Rapid City warns
the public against the insurance com
pany known as the Farmer's Live Stock
association , of Austin , Minn. , as being
the blackest swindle of the kind over
known in the country.
It is estimated by good authortv ! that
the mills of Dakota will grind 10,000,000
bushels of wheat from September , 18S7 ,
to September , 1888. If that proves cor
rect the flour industry of Dakota will
soon make itself felt in the manufactur
"Past " the
experience suggests , says
Ynnkton Press , "that the representa
tive men of Dakota can serve taoir ter
ritory bettor by remaining away from
Washington than by flocking thither
and milking thbmseljvos conspicuous by
their numbers and their adverse
It wtiB reported ybstonloy that nn acci
dent on the 13. & M. near Falls City hsid re
sulted lit the loss of fh'rrteen lives. The fact
was that passenger train No. 30 , coming west
ran Into freight train al Dim-son , a small sta
tion this side of FnlJ j City. Several cars ,
nmonfr them the baprcaffo and express ears ,
wore demolished. Too pawcniror engineer
was sculJeil. Nobody was killed. The acci
dent was caused by nu ppen switch.
Mr. Harry Hall , the eoneral traveling pas-
conger ngent of tlleU. & M. , has boon up-
pointed to succeed tlnjijlarry Doul , as city
ticket ugcnt of that rood , at the corner of
Farnam and Fifteenth streets. Mr. Hull Is
ono of best known employe * of the road and
ono of the most successful und popular
traveling men In the west , nnd ho will bo
greatlv appreciated In bis now position.
Mr.'J. O. BrinkerhofT , superintendent of
the Kanias division of the Union Paelflo , is
prominently mentioned ns a possible suc
cessor to G. H. Nottloton as general manager
of the Quit road.
Stolen Property Heeovored.
John Llndqucst lost a couple of valuable
lap robes on Tuesday , which were found
yesterday by Julius Naglo , behind hla saloon
on Thirteenth street near Jones , where they
Imd bqou secreted. There Is no clew to the
thief. _ _
Benjamin Wood.codltor and proprietor of
the New York Evenlnp News , wife and
daughter and Mis * M. E. Muyilold are at the
llo'is Sick nt South' Oinalm Instead of
Yesterday evening it was currently re
ported that Oftlcor MtCrnckcn had nb-
Bcondcd , leaving his creditors poorer bysomo
$300 or WOO. According to Chief Scavey ,
however , there need bo no fears on this ac
count , ns the chief has twice received word
that the missing olHccr is lying very sick nt
South Omnhn. Since hi * appointment on the
nollco force MeCraeken 1ms ncted n detec
tive. Last Saturday ho was out the entire
night attending to his usunl duties. Ho re
ported at morning roll call , nud in the nf tor-
noon loft to look up some case. As ho failed
to report next morning ho was suspended the
following evening , The next dny the chief
rec'olvcd n telegram from him nt South
Omaha , explaining his absence by the fact
that ho was too sick to got back to the city.
Yesterday ono of the policemen at South
Omaha telephoned to the chief that the ab
sent officer was no better nnd that ho would
bo properly cared for. This will calm nil
uneasiness as to his disappearance.
Two Oinalm Men Divide a "Pot" of
Yesterday evening n BEK reporter had the
pleasure of meeting the two hanplost men In
Omaha , It was at the restaurant' and saloon
of F. Poppondlck , at the corner of Howard
nnd Thirteenth streets. Mirth nnd merri
ment wcro the order of the day nnd on mak
ing Inquiry It was ascertained that William
Poppcndlclc , the gcnlnl host of the saloon , und
Kobcrt Price , wholesale butcher , of Tenth
street , were the joint winners of n fourth
share of the third capital prize of $50,000 In
the Louisiana State lottery. 131,301 was the
luclty number nnd was ono of the four pnr-
chaiod by the gentlemen named for $20. On
receiving the list of winning numbers the
ticket was nt once placed In the hands of the
First National bank and yesterday the full
amount of the prize , less n small sum for- col
lection , was paid over by the bank to Mr.
Poppcndlck and the "pot" duly divided with
his pard. "No , " said Mr. Poppondlck , "tho
money wasn't hero for Christmas , but I nln't
kicking about that , It was welcome Jnst the
same und will bo a good start for the now
year. Ever speculated before well , not
much. I have invested $8 in the lottery on
previous occasions but never drew anything. "
Mr. Poppcnutck came to this city from To-
polto some seven months ngo and Is well
known as n saloon man all over Kansas. Mr.
Prlco has been in business in Omnhn for n
lonsidcrublo time. Both gentlemen have re
ceived the congratulations of hosts of friends.
.T. W. Thompson , ngod thirty-six years ,
died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday night.
The funeral will take place this morning
'rom the residence of his brother-in-law , D.
T. Kclloy. a-J-33 Ohio. Services will bo hold
, n the Holy Family church.
Colonel A. H. Forbes received a telegram
from Detroit from George Forbes , the well
known turfman of Cleveland , yesterday
afternoon , announcing the death , of their
brother Andrew , who died yesterday , aged
about forty-eight. Andrew Forbes wasquito
a well known politician in his native city ,
and has bcon collector of the port of cus
toms during the Cleveland administration ,
and was ulso president of the Andrew Forbes
Assembly Knights of Labor. Ho was n man
who had aeon much of the world , was the
mute of n whaling vessel for ten years , and
ono of the vent tiresome spirits of a polar ex
pedition. Ho served nil through the war
under the different commanders of the army
of the Potainac. His life , always an honest
and upright one , was much checkered by
stirring events. At ono time ho had charge
of a Bulling vessel for Captain Fagln on the
lakes , and saw much of a fresh water sailor's
life. He leaves , a wife and four children.
The Whisky Xruet.
Mr. P. E. llorof the Willow Springs distill
ery , has returned from Peoria , where the
executive committee of the Whisky trust has
boon hold ing a meeting. The commit to WNS
composed of Joseph Greonhut , Pcorla , presi
dent' , George Gibson , Pcorln , secretary : Goo.
Duckw6rth , Cincinnati , treasurer : and J.
Hcnncssy of Chicago , A. Bevis of St. Louis ,
Lou Green and W. N. Hobart of Cincinnati ,
nnd Warren Coming , Adolph Wolncr and
John Francis of Poorin. The commltto Was
in session for three days. The members of
the trust expect to complete their organiza
tion 'about Januifry 1. The amount of ccr-
tincates issued thus far la $15,000,1)00. ) They
claim their intention Is to establish a co-opor-
ntivo association" , to operate such distilleries
as , can bo run with pront ,
nnd closing nil others , thus tim
ing production to the alleged demands of the
country. The first advance in prices will be
In January. The price now Is § 1.05 per gal
lon , but the distilleries claim this is below
the cost. , The meeting at Peoria was not n
success , there being still several distilleries
which' cannot bo brought into the trust.
It is understood that the trust contemplates
erecting a largo elevator in this city In which
to store their grain. The movement has not
assumed dcflnito shape as yet , but the repre
sentatives of the trust tire looking up u loca
The smoke house attached to the moat
packing house of Messrs. Stevens , Hamilton
& Co. , located in the southern part of the
city caught flro last. night and was scorched
to the extent of $100.
The burning out of n chimney on the building -
ing No , 503 Soutli Tenth street last night
created considerable excitement for a time.
Personal Paragraph * ) .
Juan Boyle , Kearney , Neb. , is in the city.
D. M. Child , of Dunlap , In. , Is ut the Wind-
Daniel McEwcn , of Uockford , la. , is nt the
C. R. Benedict , of Shelby , la. , is ot the
P. B. Snllcs , of Groton , Nob. , is at the
George Berry , of Chadron , Neb , , is at the
Frank Barclay , of Beatrice , Neb. , is nt the
M. F. Phillips , of Hamburg , la. , is nt the
D. W. ICrotzcr , of Atlantic , la. , is at the
A. B. Wood , of Goring , Neb. , la at the
F. E. Vcrrlll , of David City. Neb. , is at the
S. A. Barstow , of Broken Bow , Nob. , is Ii
W. A. Mcnrs and wlfo , of Albion , Nob. , are
in the city.
John J. Underwood , of Lincoln , Neb. , is a
Jnmcs Tigho nnd wlfo , of York , Neb. , are
at the Millard.
H. G. Cowols and wife , of Marlon , la. , nro
nt the Windsor.
J. L. Hutchlnson nnd wlfo , of Indlanola
Neb. , are at the Millard.
J. D. Kilpatrick and his brothers , W. II
and U. J. , nro in the city.
Messrs. Gcorgo Spanglor and T. J , MoICib
bon , HnstlngM , Nub. , are ut the Millurd.
John J. Scllon is happy over the receipt o
an olcgant gold headed umbrella , the gift o
the Olympic Theatre stock comiwny.
Y. M C , A.
A class will bo formed by the Y. M. C. A
In phonography soon after January 1. Either
Pitman's or Munson's system will bo used
The class will moot twlco a week In the even
ing. Tuition free. Address "Educationa
Committee Y. M. C. A. "
A Fair Somnambulist.
San Francisco Alta. There can bo
no doubt that the people who walk ii
their sleep are not desirable guests to
hnvo in a boarding houso. They nro
linblo to create strange confusions nnd
disagreeable dilemmas. Up on Suttci
street is n largo domestic hotel , where
families and binglo people are accom
modated with all the comforts of homo
Under these circumstances it is generally
ally full of people. Young mnrrlec
people are especially glad to find in
buch an establishment the convenience
of private life without the trouble am
worry of housekeeping and bald-headoi
middle-aged goutlemoii , who-lu thuir
inato to Ttccumulnto fortunes , have put
off mnrrlngo until it Is too Into to wed ,
gravitate to such places ns inovltnblvaa
ho ncedlo turns to the north. The
louse tn question was full of such
xjoplo. But particularly noticeable
miong thorn were n blushing young
> ride , whoso beauty had grace whs the
homo of every tongue , nnd a etout , red
need denier in old iron , whoso slock
mil shining appearance was only
squnlcil by the smooth and polished stir-
ace of his hairless head. Indeed , it
vas a generally accepted rumor about
ho house that his slick nnd glistening
cranium was the result of incessant
xillshlng with n rod bandana hnndkor-
shlcf , which , for time out of mind , had
> eon regarded ns a lending feature of
its toildt. To say that this gentleman
vas modest would only partially convoy
in idea of his remarkable "bivekwaril-
ness in coming forward" in the presence -
once of ladles. The glances of fomlnino
sycs would deepen the carmine hue of
lit ) countenance until the blood ncomcd
ready to burst from his veins. And a
vord addressed to him in the liquid ac
cents which only fomlnino voices can
ibsumo would niuso every nerve of his
body to thrill with embarrassment.
Imagine the consternation of this gen
tleman when on returning Into from dis
club ono night ho found his apartment
occupied by a lady. The dlscouory was
lot made until ho had partially dis-
obed. Coming into his room , the
moon Buttling brightly through the
window , ho began to throw off his
clothes , without lighting the gas.
When his coat , vest und shoos were removed -
moved , nnd n woolen night cnp drnwn
comfortnbly over his hond , bin sttspon-
dors dangling gracefully from his
waistband to his heels , und when iu the
not of drawing off his trousers , hoviw
interrupted by n gentle voioo from the
bud , inquiring :
"Is that you , dear ? "
The horror of the situation rose vlv-
dly before his eyos. It wns ns if alight-
ling nliook hnd trnnsflxed him. His
'cot ' seemed glued to the floor. If ho
! mrt hnd nny hair on his hend it would
Im vo rose on end. But the blood , which
in the moment of his overwhelming as-
Lonishmcnt hnd receded to his lionrt ,
now rushed furiously through his veins
ind seemed to concentrate in a glebe of
burning rod in the bond , from which
the disheveled nightcap hnd f alien.
"Aro you coming to bed , dcnrV" came
ngnin the snmo gentle voice.
This wns too much. With n bound
like a panther the gontlomnn leaped to
the sofa , nnd wheeling it from the corner -
nor bprang behind it.
The moon pouring a flood of light
through the windows scorned to hnvo
concentrated all its rays on that par
ticular corner. It was lit up with the
brightness of day. The lady saw the
crouching figure , and noted the obcso
and ungainly form. It was not her hus
band. Visions of robber a. murderers
and thieves passed through her mind
with the rapidity of lightning. With a
bound IM if upraised by a gnlvnnio
shock , she sat up in bod. Then with a
shriek as if all the steam calliopes in
the country had boon combined In ono
fearful disapa&on , she gave voice to her
alarm. The noise of that awful shriek
drove out of the mnn's heart his first
alarm , nnd replaced it with another
fright still more intense.
"Ear heaven's sake , wpmnn , bo
silentl" ho cried , from hia crouching
plnco In the corner.
The lady only shrieked the louder.
Prom fright the man was rapidly pass
ing into n condition of distracted cour
age."Bo quiet , I toll youl"
"Oh , sir , for pity sako's don't kill
mo ! "
Kill you , indeed ! Confound it , I'm
not going to hurt you. But get out of
here ! "
Tliis confirmed her worst apprehen
sions. A burglar hnd invaded her
room. She would have fled , but the
door was locked , and her nttiro was not
fitted for a promenade through the
But she could yell , nnd she did. A
succession of screams filled the room
that would hnvo wakened the donil.
They roused the house , nnd the hulls
rapidly filled with frightened people.
Among them came the husband of the
rosy brldo. Ho had como homo Into ,
and not finding his spouse nsleop , ns ho
oxpccted to , Concluded she was visiting
some lady friends , and quietly tumbled
himself into bed nnd.wont to sloop. The
screams of the alarmed Indy had even
penetrated his dormant senses , and ho
came rushing out with the rost.J
. "Oh , hcavohs , snvo mo , " ngnin came
the alarmed entreaty from the bachelor's
"That's my wife's voice , " ho shouted
nnd his strong shoulders carried the
door from its hinges. The sight that
mot the startled group of people crowd
ing into the room wns so ludicrous nnd
absurd thnt in spite of sympathy for the
terror-stricken lady they way to uncon
trollable laughter. The frightened
bachelor had wedged himself between
the wall and sofa until ho looked ns tint
ns a pancake. Occasionally ho glanced
furtively over the back of tt , nnd then
sunk with a gronn. The lady was , too
busy screaming to think of anything
else until nor husband's indignant in
quiry ' 'What the mthchtof are you do
ing hcroV" brought her In some degree
to nor senses.
"Oh. Charloy.thcro's a burglar ih Jh.p
room ! "
' I'm not a burglar , " cried a smoth
ered voice from behind the sofa , "This
is my room , nnd I came homo to-night
and found a woman In it. "
Thcso hysterical explanations tended
in no degree to allay the amusement of
the boarders. But finally nn under
standing wns reached. The lady was asleep
sloop walker , nnd in this condition hnd
wandered into the room and gene to
To bo freed from the dangers of suffocation
while lying down ; to breathe freely , sleep
Roundly and undlstmbed ; to rlso relrethoa ,
bond clour , brain iictho andfioo froni | > ulii or
ache ; to know thnt no poisonous , putrid mutter
dellles the breath ana rots away the delicate
nmclilnury of iinell , tusto and hcnrlni ; ! to fee 1
that the system does not , through Its veins and
arteries , Hitck up the poison that Is sure to tin-
dciintno aud dubtroy , ID Indeed a blennln beyond -
yond nil other human enjoyments. To puminse
Immunity from such n fnte should be the object
of nil nlllicted. Hut those who lime tried many
remedies and physicians despair of relief or
HANFOnD'slUntotr. Ounr. meelJioTfry phase
of Catarrh , from a simple bend cold to the most
loathsome and dc.itmi.tlvo stiiKos. H Is local
and constitutional. Instant in lellevlnc , per
manent In curing , safe , ocouomlcul and never-
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wrapped 111 ono package , with treatise und direc
tions and sold by all drugfrlxt-i for 11.00.
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HOW MY BACK ACHESI
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MINUTE by the CUTICUIIA ANTI-'AIN !
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ter , Now , original , lu'tiintancoUH , and infalli
ble. Tlie mou perfect autldotu to rain , Inlluni-
matlon. Weakness , ever compounded. At all
druggist * , 21 cents ; flvo for 11.00 ; or , postuga
free , of I'oTrutD I ) ua AWD CHEMICAL Co , ,
lloston , Man.
tr cofdlltljr rtfonmtnft
jrourU ! Ihtb t liuitVy
fcn a u ul IM CoAMitttc *
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hl ( IrM twltfectlce.
ftk ! . * .
A Reporter's ' Tisll H te D. P , Ey , Stops
llnnttrcil * of Employer * Fonnil Thrro
A 1'Homily Interview with Duo
of llinm-lt U of Vlinl Import
ance to the IMibllo.
"What men sny nnd whnt men do are the
of ptrainoimt Interest. 'Iho pi-roiml
immt * ntor Urgfly Into nn urtlclo to
nnke it desirable. "
ItwaAnn old JourimllU u'hota position KI\VQ
weight to wlmt lie wild thnt win tnlkltiLmul
ho fcrtbo listened with both cnr.i open.
"Vet" ho continued to A friend xlttlnR nenr
iliu In thu Htieet car , "thnt neooiints to u Ktt'nt
extent for Iho modern Interview , n thine , b\- the
way , of ( otiiparuthely lucent date . His claimed
thnt It hnd lit origin ut tin earlier time than tlin
administration or Andruw JohiiHon. The \Vntih-
ngton correspondent of nn eastern dally , who
Is now one of the grvnt editors ot the nonth-
wcst , w on Intimate terms wltn the president ,
and adopted in his letters the form known an
he modem Interview to rot forth Johnson's
> ecnllur views und fecllugx. That Is claimed to
jo the origin of tt. "
Jiixt here the/ writer hnil to leave thaear.
Hound as ho wiw on u Intervlm\liit trip him *
helf , ho wns jjrently lnteio < ted In tlio Informa
tion that the Journalist was Impnrtlmr. and re-
fretted thnt ha hnd to mlxs thn re.it of It.
At the blacksmith shops of the Union 1'nelfio
latlroad company thu scribe mot Mr. 4amen
White , one of those hardy bunded HOIIH nf toll
whn'Varn their broad by the xnuntnt their
> ro\v , " during the course of the Interview Mr.
White Haul :
"hometlme about nine years aKO I took wlmt
[ thought WIIM u alight cold , but It did not get
well us soon as previous col'Jx. 1 would
pot better nnd then , taklnt , ' n fresli cold , Would
Cot mudi worse than 1 as before. Thin con-
.Inned for some ) tlmo , when my head began tn
ncho mo and 1 hnd severe pains over inyejes
and , nt times , sharp shooting pains through my
shoulders nnd In my rhet. also around my
leurt. If 1 wa * fitting ilown nnd would rlioup
quickly my heart would bent very much faster
ind haidur than usunl , my nose nt times vroulrt
K completely stopped ut > . so It was utterly 1m-
losslble for me to ureathn through It , Kt other
.linos I would neil two or three handkerchiefs a
day. 1 would tuke colds on the
east exposure , nnd homo hnfl colds continually.
1 had a continual dropping of mucus Into my
throat , which wns nlwnys moro or less Inilamcd
nnd Horu. At nliht while lying In bed thli
nuciiB would gather lu my throat , and It was of
'roquent occui rcnco that m endeavoring to clear
It away 1 would gag nnd noiuut lines vomit.
MV KVKS M iilH : HK1) AND HWOt.MJN.
niy appetite wan poor ; especially wns tm > the
cas.0 tor breakfiuit , which I could uravcely look
at ; 1 was troubled at times with a hacking
cough , nnd all day long 1 would hnwknndHplt
in a vain uiMlemor to clean my throat. 1 vta.s
ahvnyHtnoro or lens constipated , and my food
did not neem to digest properlv , mid caused mete
to have u disturbed feeling In the. htomnch after
eating ; 1 could not Bleep hoiiudlv at night , nn I
Had horrible drenms which would wnkn mo nud
cause a miserable fueling nnd n dread to go to
sleep again. 1 had iil&o during the dny a roar-
lug nnd btiKxIng noise. In my head andean * ,
which wns very annoying to rue.
"Things went on getting worse , I tried differ
ent doctors nnd various kludxnf patent medi
cine , but derived uo perceptible benefit from
anything I took. 1 wns losing tlosh and was be
fqw nwntTKD Ann DKRvoNrmM * ,
and felt as though llfo was not worth living for ,
as 1 wns in constant misery nnd v , nt Inclined to
give up In despair when my attention wnscalle
lathe advertlHoment ot Drs. McCoy it Henry's
wonderful treatment I tnndo up my mind to
visit their offlcu and BOO It they could do nny-
thing for me. Although my faith lu cither doc
tors or medicine > \ as away below pur , I took
their advice nnd began to use their treatment.
I began to Improve nnd hnvo gained Blxtcun
pounds since I bcenn treatment. Hut as It Is I
am thankful I visited their oIKno for they
brought mo safely tluougu an attack of typhoid
f over and cured motnlliuly of my catarrh , nnd
to day 1 fcol ns well as 1 ever did , nnd am nblo
to do a day's work with ns much ease ns over.
1 forgot to sny thnt nt tlnif-B I becnmn so nerv
ous and Irritable 1 scarcely .knew whnt to do
with myself ; but that bus nil loft me , anil to-day
I coutlihr myt.dC a strong and healthy man. "
Mr. James White. , us atyive stated , Isell and
fu volubly known lu Omaha , where ho has re.
Bided for a number of yours , nnd can be. found
at his homo , tut ) North Kouiteeiith street , or nt
the shops of the Union 1'aclllc nnd will fully
corroborate the above statement to nny ouo who
will take the time to cull on him.
Home Dangers Which Are Made
Known Ueflire Goniumptloa
Appear * .
When catarrh has existed lu the head nnd
upper part of the throat for any length of tlmo
the. patient living In the district where people
are subject to cntnrrhnl affection and the din-
cnse has been lift uncuri'd , the catarrh Invarl.
ablv , sometimes slowly , extends down the wind
pipe and Into the bronchial tubes , Mlilch tubes
convey the air Into the dllTcrent parts of thu
lutign. The tubes become affected from the
veiling nud iniicus arising from catarrh , nnd
In some Instances becotno plugged up BO that
the ulr cannot get In ns noely ns it should.
Shortness of bloat n follows nnd the patlvut
brenthfls with labor nnd ditllculty.
In other cases there Is a sound of cracking
and \\huezliiK lusldo the chest. At this stage of
the disease thu breathing Is iiMmlly more rujiid
thnn when In henllh. 'Iho putloiit also has hot
Hashes over his body.
Ihe pain which accompanies this condition la
of a dull character , felt In the client , behind the
breast bone or under the shoulder blade. 'The
pain may come and co-lust a few days and
then bo absent for hovcral others. The cough
that occurs In the first btago.s of bronchial ca-
tai rh la dry , comes nt Intervals. Is hacking In
character and usually most troublesome In the
morning on arising or going to bed at night ,
nnd It may bo the tlrst evidence of the diseuao
extending In the lungs.
Atllrstlheromny bo nothing brought np by
thn cough ; then there Is n llttlii tough , tunu-
clou.s iniicux , which the putlout llnds ( jiout ditll
culty In bringing up.
bomt't lines there nro fits of coughing induced
by tough mucus KO violent as to cause vomit
ing. Later on mucus thnt Is raised Is found to
contain small particles of yellow matter , which
mdlcates that thn Binall tubes In thn lungs are
now offered. With' this there aKTo7t n streaks
ot blond mixed with the mucus. In dome cases
the patient becomes very p'llo , has fever and ex
pectorates before any cough appears.
In some cases small manses of cheepoysub-
Btanco nro * plt up , which , \i hen pressed between
the flutters , emit a bad odor. In bter CIIKOS par
ticles of a hard , chalky nature are Hplt up. The
raising otclioo.sc-y or chalky lumps Indicates
serious mUthlef at work Into the lungs.
In some cases catnrrh will extend Into the
lungHlnnfewweoks ; In other cases It may bo
months and even years bofoio the dlneaso nt-
tacks the lungs nuillcltmtly to CIIIIHO nnrions In
terference with the p-nouit health. When the
disease has dux-eloped to such a point the pa
tient Is said to have cntarnUml lousiimptlon.
With bronchial tatnrrh them Is mora or lesn
fever w Illch dlllers with the dltfnnmt pnrts of
the day-blight In the niorulm ; , higher In the
° Smnetliiie" during the day the patient has ft
creeping , chilly sen atlou. which may last from
half nn liour to nn hour , the surface of the body
feeling dry and hot. During the night , near thu
morning , there may b d oats. Buchswent *
nrH known iiHtilglit Kwoats ,
IBTlioiiulsolH usually worn rapid than normal ,
nud the patient loses llu-h and htiongth. A
fresh cold Is all that Is needed nt this point to
do < clop rapid consumption. In HOIIIH Instimces
the patient loic < strength and llcBh Klowlv. Uho
muscles gradually WKhto ovuty. alien the pa
tient gradually legulna Koine of his strength ,
only to lese tt ugalu. _
J , GRESAP McCOY ,
Late of BcllGne Hospital , New York ,
Dr. Columbus Henry
( Late of Uulvenjty of Pennsylvania )
Corner Fifteenth and HarneyutH. , Omaha , Neb. ,
where all curable cam * uv treated
Medical dlseancs treated skillfully. Consump
tion , llrtght'it dlieaao. I > ) inrpni > . Hbmmmttsm ,
and all NKItVOUS D/SHAKHS. / All ' " "ease * lie.
cullar to the BCXM a specialty. OATAHIUI
CONHUI.TATIDK nt ofllce or by mall , II.
unice hours-d to II a. tn. , 2 to 4 p. m. , T to 8 p.
m. . Hundftys Included.
terre ! pondence receives prompt attention.
Many diseases ar * treated successfully by
Irs , McCoy and Henry through the mails , nnd
It IB thus potable for thee miablo to maKe a
journey to obtain BUcceusful hospital treatment
at their homes.
No letters anawered unless accompanied by
4c In stompa.
Address all letters to Drs. McCor and Henry ,
KoonuSlO ana ill Uatnga building , Omaha ,
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