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Oun ontcrprlsinp contemporary , the
Herald , keeps up n standing notice Unit
it hua no bureau at Washington or olso-
whoro. This is n choRtnut.
HIGH license in Connecticut also has
proved highly successful. People realize
more and more the ofllcacy of this method
of dealing with the temperance question
and it is quite safe to predict that the
majority of states will soon have a high
license law inscribed upon their statute
ACCORDING to the investigation of
the Now York assembly the earnings of
the telephone monopoly represent a
pioflt of tifty per cent on the capital in
vested. In other words the subscribers
repay the capital invested every two
years. This is a very good return for
very poor service.
TITK Regan Bros , hold a council
mooting last night all for them
selves and rushed through throe
separate appropriations amounting to
over $10,000. Judging from the pro
ceedings of the council for the last throe
months , the Regans and Bronnans have
a monopoly of the time of the council as
.well as the board of public works.
THE New York state * board of health ,
After a careful investigation of the
quarantine administration at the port
. of Now York oity , reports that it would
* bo difllcult to imngino a worse state of
affairs than exists at that station. This
emphatic condemnation should bo
hooded by the Now Yoric legislature ,
and remedies applied. The efficacy of
the quarantine regulations of the prin
cipal port of the country , is a matter of
importance to the whole nation'and es
pecially to the west , which receives so
largo a proportion of foreign immigra-
tiou. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - - - .
THE now extradition treaty between
this country and Great Britain , which
was signed by representatives of the two
governments in tlio summer of 188G ,
Bhould bo ratified without delay. A
memorial asking for the approval of the
treaty was last week presented to the
senate. A list containing the names ol
fifty-three embezzlers , who have fled to
Canada and taken with them about four
million dollars , accompanied the peti
tion. Ratification of the now treaty
would put public thieves and defaulters
on the same footing in Canada as other
criminals whose extradition is per
mitted. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE tripartite combination between
the Rock Island , Milwaukee & St. Paul
and the Union Pacific roads , organized
with such a flourish of trumpets aboul
four years ago , has finally and definitely
collapsed. The object of the combina
tion was to give the Rock Island ant !
St. Paul rouds a direct outlet west o
the Missouri , and the Union Pacific casi
of the Missouri , thus avoiding the con
struotton of independent lines west o
the river by the Rock Island and St
Paul , and cost of the river by the Unior
Pacific. The greed of the companioi
concerned in the combination , however
defeated their object , and dissension
arose which have finally resulted in dls
TnKitE have been some particularly
sad cases of destitution and sutToriiif
discovered within the past few days
Omaha has a largo number of indigen
poor who must bo cared for this winter
so that the fountain of charity must nebo
bo allowed to dry up. People who on
of their abundance can afford to bo liberal
oral should promptly place at the com
nmnd of the proper officials such benefactions
factions as they are disposed to make
With the present organization for thi
distribution of charity there is ossuranci
that very little of the contributions wil
bo misapplied , and the proper way t
glvo is through the organized channels
TUB promise seems favorable for tin
formal opening of the cable tramwa ;
line before the close of 1887 , BO that thi
year will bo credited with the incoptioi
and inauguration of this important im
provomont. The character of the ac
commodations gives assurance that the
company intends to glvo the public th <
very best of service , and the publi
may bo confidently relied upon to up
predate and reward such consideration
Another year will doubtless see thi
Hno greatly extended , and moanwhil
tt may bo oxpoetod'that the effect of it
competition will bo a marked am
needed improvement of the street ca
service of Omaha. It has already' had i
decided effect tor tUe bettor. - .
The Closing Vcn'r.
With the oloso of to-day the. year 1637
will retire from business. It has nuulo
a record which , ' so as far as the United
States is concerned , places it among the
most memorable years of progress and
prosperity in the nation's history. The
auspicious promises with which the year
came in have bcon more tlinn verified
by the results , and the country's wealth
1ms been increased by hundreds of mil
lions of dollars. In the distribution of
this prosperity every section of this
favored land has shared. Of no quarter
in the great domain of the republic can
it bo Mild that it has experienced no
progress. In the eastern and middle
states every interest 1ms found oppor
tunity for expansion , in the south hun
dreds of industries have been founded
and a vast development of resources has
taken place , and in the west cities have
groivn with marvelous rapidity , now
lands have bcon opened to cultivation
and ampler facilities of commerce have
been provided that will permanently
contribute to ita prosperity. In some
sections the year's harvest fell short of
a full reward to the farmers , but the
aggregate yield was ample for the na
tion's wants and enough to spare for the
demands of less fortunate countries.
The conspicuous facts in the record of
the year's material progress are the
unprecedented extent of railroad con
struction and the vast amount of muni
cipal improvements and building that
has been accomplished. The railroad
system of the country has been increased
by the addition of about 13,000 miles ,
representing with the necessary addi
tional equipment an immense outlay
which has kept in active and profitable
operation numerous industries. The
expenditure for public improve
ments and in building operations
it would bo idle to attempt
to estimate , but it has unquestionably
exceeded that of any previous year. All
this has made a steady demand for labor
ut good wacres , with the result that the
average condition of the workingmcn
f the United States employed in mo-
ihanical pursuits and skilled labor is at
cost as high i\t this tim6 as over before.
Unhappily there are thousands of work-
ngmeu not of these classes whoso siUui-
ion is to bo deplored , but this unfortu-
ate fact cannot bo cited to disprove the
; onoral prosperity , and must find its ox-
ilanation in the policy that fosters pow-
rful combinations to control production
ind oppress labor. The growth of such
ombinations has been one of the
marked developments of the closing
, 'oar which must bo placed among the
unpleasant chapters of its history ,
.hough . the effect has been to arouse a
public sentiment that will , certainly
ooner or later crystalizo into remedial
ogislation and effect a permanent
radication of these ulcers from the
commercial system.
The year 1887 has bcon disastrous to
human life from casualty and violence.
Several memorable railroad accidents
counted many victims , and storm and
fire brought death to a largo number ,
riminal violence was also widespread ,
and the victims wore numerous. But
every whore the law has been vigilant ,
and few who outraged it have escaped
its swift pursuit. In the necrology of
the year there appear few names of na
tional renown. Ex-Vice President
Wheeler and Dahiel Manning wore the
most prominent among those who had
held public station , while bcioncc sus
tained a conspicuous loss in the death
of Professor Buird. In all the educa
tional and moral instrumentalities of
the time the United States has taken
no stop backward during 1887.
With the rest of the world the
closing year was not so
lavish of its favors. Europe has made
little if anyadvtincoin prosperityduring
the past twelve months. In no country
has there been an unusual industrial
activity , while in most of them there
has boon an almost uninterrupted de
pression. The war preparations of the
continental nations have eaten up the
substance of the people , and the best
conditioned populationthatof Germany ,
averages far below that of the United
States. In England pauperism is wide
spread and increasing , and threatens to
bo one of the moat serious problems with
which the government will have
to deal in the near future.
Looking abroad , the American
people will find in the situation of the
older nations abundant reason to con
gratulate themselves that they are citi
zens of this favored land , which if not
wholly free from political and other
faults still offers to every man privileges
and opportunities not to be found in any
Congressman Dorscjr's Position.
Hon. G. W. E. Dorsoy , representing
the Third congressional district of Ne
braska , has defined his position on the
subject of revenue reduction and tariff
revision to an interviewer of the Fre
mont 2Vtlmnc. This was necessary in
view of the fact that Mr. Dorsoy had
been misrepresented as having gone
into the Carlisle camp of revenue re
formers , a course which all familial
with the past tariff views of the repre
sentative of the Third district ought tc
have readily seen would bo next to im-
possible. There have been sudden con
versions in which a man faced about
completely , but Congressman Dorsoy is
not the sort of man who could bo ex
pected to do this.
Mr. Dorsoy states that ho Tins in nc
degree relinquished his belief in the
policy of protection to American indus
tries and American labor , but ho hoi
reached the intelligent conclusion thai
a revision of the tariff is necessary am
desirable and that certain articles cat
very properly , in the interest of tin
general welfare , and in order to reduce
the revenue of the government , b <
placed on the free list or the duties or
them bo cut down. He would nbolisl
the tariff on lumber , coal tine
salt and rcduco that on sugar
but ho thinks wool should nebo
bo put on the free list. Ho thinks als <
that if necessary to the reduction o
revenue the duty on steel rails migh
bo wisely cut down. The details of Mr
Dorsoy's plan may not all meet the
views of every advocate of tariff re
vision and reduction , but they are'at
evidence of progress'which every sucl
advocate must cordially welcome.Mr
Don > ey is unquestionably iu the right
track , and having proclaimed Ills posl-
Uoil his constituency and the country
will know whore to find him when the
time of trial comes , And wo have not
a doubt ho will bo there.
Tlio Diphtheria Scnrc.
The prevalence of diphtheria in this
city is causing needless alarm. There
has been much exaggeration with re
gard to the number of fatal cases and
the general extent of the disease. The
exceptionally warm and variable season
is doubtless largely responsible for the
ppread of dipWhorla and other prevail
ing throat troubles. Hundreds of people
ple have Buffered from a species of
epizootic which has about the same
effect upon people as it does upon
horses , under certain climatic condi
tions. This throat affection has to have
its run , but is not at all dangerous un
less it becomes complicated with some
other disease. While there is no
cause for alarm with regard
to diphtheria , there should bo proper
precautions taken by physicians and
parents to prevent the spread of the
contagion. In some cities every house
in which diphtheria exists isrcquircd to
bo placarded with a sign or flag which
warns off visitors , and especially chil
dren. Such a regulation would bo emi
nently proper in Omaha. This can bo
done most effectively by requiring phy
sicians to report promptly to the health
ofiieor , whoso business it should bo made
to have the proper signal displayed from
the premises.
Tim illustrated New Year's review of
the BKU will bo delivered to every sub
scriber of the daily in this city on Sun
day morning , with tlio regular edition
for that day. Subscribers should keep
an eye on their front porch. ,
Other IjamlH Thau Ours.
Mr. Gladstone , before departing for
the continent , responded to an address
presented to him at Dover , and said
some things which will supply material
for the English people to reflect upon
during his absence. Ho did not look
hopefully to the next session of parlia
ment , saying that it would bo darker
than the last unless something was done
to alleviate the situation in Ireland.
Ho characterized as the darkest blot
upon parliament the act now in opera
tion effacing the civil rights of
the Irish , and after illustrat-
ng with a force and vigor
.ndicating an undiminibhcd zeal
and intellectual power , Mr. Gladstone
cncwod the assurance of his faith in the
cause ho champions by declaring that it
vould presently triumph. Politics has
iven place for the moment to the fes-
.ivities . which at this season are of gen
eral observance in England , and no now
matters of special interest have been
developed. Nor is it to bo expected that
.lipro will bo much during the time
to intervene until the assembling of par-
iamont. An unlocked for event of great
concern and ad vantage to the people
of Ireland was the decree making swcop-
ng reductions in Irish rents. In effect
.his decree reduced all judicial rents in
[ roland by an average of 14 per cent ,
which makes an annual reduction in the
ontals of the island of about $1,800,000 !
[ f wo add this to 181- per cent already
scaled off by the land commissioners ,
ho result is annihilation since 1881 ot
810,000,000 in the capitalized value of
[ rish land. As a matter of fact the
depreciation in the value of English
agricultural land during this period has
Lwon much greater , but it has been done
by natural causes and not by legal enact
ment. The whole essence of the gov
ernment's Irish policy was to protect
the Irish landlords by force from the
action of these natural causes. Hence a
sudden swinging blow from the pro
tecting hand just at the time , too , when
the coercion of the nationalists
is most severe , strikes the Irish
landlords like a thunderbolt. To
bo consistent with what ho has said
in the past Lord Salisbury is bound to
bring in a bill to reimburse the Irish
landlords wholly or in part for this forci
ble reduction of their rents. This con
stitutes a dilemma , for if ho does any
thing of the sort ho will excite loud
howls from the British taxpayers , and
if ho doesn't there will bo a big stam
pede of Irish landlords over to homo
rule. Mr. Parnell was never more
fortunate than in this diversion , which
comes just at a time when there wore
beginning to bo ugly rumors in Ire
land over his continued absence from
the country at a juncture when his in
fluence was peculiarly needed to keep
the extremists of his party in check.
* *
The war apprehensions that pervaded
Europe a week ago have been largely
allayed. Peaceful assurances have
been given both by Rus
sia and Austria , and the prevailing
tone is one of comparativeconfidence. .
Still , there is a strong war party in
Russia , and the czar , who there is rea
son to believe leans toward it , may bo
further influenced by the suggestion
that internal disaffection may bo sub
dued by a policy which would bo in
accord with the long-cherished dreams
of the Russian people. The tripartite
alliance , from which Russia has boon
shut out ; the tacit support given by
Austria to Prince Ferdinand , of Bul
garia , and the occupation by the lattet
power , of Herzegovina and Bosnia ,
have all tended to irritate Russia by
blocking the accomplishment of hot
dearest schemes , and it would take
unusually largo concessions to remove
the fooling of animosity. There is alsc
unquestionably both in Germany and
Austria a considerable party whicl :
would welcome a war with Russia , bul
the government of neither of these
nations is at all in sympathy with this
element. The aged emperor of Ger
many has determined to end his days
if possible , in peace , and his policy ir
this respect will bo the policy also o !
Austria. In fact , it cannot bo other
wise , for without the support of Ger
many Austria would bo helpless in i
conflict with Russia. It would soon
that the preparations of the powers
which appeared BO ominous of war , have
really had the effect of promoting
peace , though it is impossible to fee
sure that this appearance is not do
. There is" always an interest iu con
the vast military resources :
which the great European nations havo.
at command. The latest statistics ro *
gnrdlng those of Russia show that her
pcnco effective proper in her regular
army comprises a total in round num
bers of 02:2,000 : , officers and men. Re
serves , garrisons , local troops , Cossacks
and volunteers bring the aggregate
peace force to about 890,000. On a war
footing this force is more than doubled ,
amounting to 1,000,000 , men. In addi
tion there are.sundry miscellaneous
forces to bo rocKohod in , so that in
round numbers Riwsln's peace forcojjnay
now bo set , including reserves and gar
risons , at noarlyj } ,000,000 officers and
men , her war effective proper at 2,000-
000 ; her total war strength increased
by militia at 3,000,000. , Behind this
is a territorial militia of per
haps 2,000,000 , more. In great
soldiers Russia has fewer than
Germany , and in the death of Skoboleff
lodt the ono of most brilliant renown.
Her greatest military leader now is
Gourkho , who has a reputation founded
on solid achievements. Unlike her great
rivals , Russia lacks a magazine gun for
her infantry , and this is n very serious
disadvantage. Still there is a well-
grounded belief that , she has now cx-
ploblvo compounds for artillery and per
haps for other arms , and it is said that
the purchase of ono of these , the inven
tion , of the Russian engineer Rouckto-
shell , was recently sought in vain at the
price of $400,000 by Krupp , the Russian
government having secured it. In her
line cavalry Russia is particularly strong ,
ind she has concentrated a great body
f it in Poland.
The conclusion of King Milan of Sor-
ia that in a conflict between Germanic
: ind Slavic forces Sorvia should remain
leutral , if possible , is a judicious one ,
Although perhaps not wholly relished by
( Vustria , who may have looked upon
Sorvia as a possible ally. It is said that
Russian influences have lately been at
work in that country and this may boone
ono fruit of them. Looking only at the
race question , pure and simple , Sorvia
: ould not. of course , bo expected to sym
pathize with anti-Slav influences. In
deed her hope is to reunite the old Slav
elements in the Balkan peninsula , with
lorself as the nucleus and controlling
element. If in her war with Bulgaria
she had the sympathy of Austro-Hun-
jnry and the ill will of Russia , yet she
jannot forget that any gain for her dis
tinctly Slavic ambition is to bo ox-
icctcd from St. Petersburg rather
than Vienna. Should Austria and
ermany defeat Russia , there
would be little prospoat of reward for
Sorvia ; but Russia , if victorous , might
ivc her a part of Bosnia , just as she did
ivo her more territory under the treaty
of San Stafano than the treaty of Berlin
confirmed. King Milan , too , is about to
checkmate the p" Is of his rival , King
Karagoorg'evics , jssiu's special pre
.ego and reprose lative of Slav aims in
the peninsula.
The golden jubilee of Pope Leo XIII
s to celebrate , the fiftieth anniversary
of his ordination as a priest , which oc
curred in January , 1837. The event will
bo celebrated witlbgrcat magnificence at
Rome , while it will be observed in all
cities by the Catholic inhabitants. The
jubilee mass at St. Peter's will bo at
tended by 50,000 persons. The feature
of the Jubilee , however , is the extent
and value of the offerings which flow
into Rome from all parts of the world.
The liberality of thodonorswho include
crowned heads and nobles as well as
laborers and servant girls , is remark
able. At the recent jubilee of the
queen of England the gifts wore her
alded as something unusual in amount
and liberality , but the extent of their
value did not reach half a million
sterling. It is estimated that the value
of the gifts to the pope will exceed
three million pounds or fifteen million
* *
The combined movement of many of
the planters of the province of San
Paulo , Brazil , to sot free all their slaves
by the end of the year 1890 is an im
portant stop in Brazilian emancipation.
Probably an aid to this project has been
the degree of success which has at
tended the few efforts made to obtain
free labor. A good sign also is the fact
that in ono period of six months nearly
10,000 immigrants from Europe arrived
there. A well known family of San
Paulo , possessing COO slaves , has de
termined to sot them free at Christmas
of next year ; and the influence of a
few prominent planters who favor eman
cipation is felt among fx'l the rest. It
was in this province , by the way , that
the successful escape of a largo number
of slaves recently occurred. One draw-
buck to emancipation is said to bo the
fact that on many plantations the slaves
are mortgaged to secure loans from
banks. Tlio great coffee provinces are
Rio Janeiro , Bahin , San Paulo and
Minas-Gorahs , and there the agricul
tural problem connected with the aboli
tion of slave labor is sorious. But with
the provisions of the law for continuing
the labor of freedmen for wages for a
time , and with the importation of labor ,
it is hoped that thb * cultivation of crops
will go on without' ' trouble after emanci
pation. . ,
: f
Another revolution appears to be
imminent in the Sandwich Islands ,
caused this time by King Kalakaua'e
exorcise of the jyisto power. When
the popular outbreak of last summer
resulted in a largo ) curtailment of the
royal prerogative the veto power was
loft to the king , although from what
was known of him it might have bcon
seen that ho would hardly bo likely to
miss an opportunity for exorcising it ,
whether rightly or wrongly. The situa
tion is critical , and there is every likeli
hood ot continued agitation so long as the
islands shall bo ruled by a debauchee ,
On the other hand , if the people should
succeed in practically assorting their
independence there is the danger that
some foreign power might take advan
tage of the changed condition of things
and obtain a foothold on territory whicli
is sufficiently near to us to arouse an in-
torobt in its future.
* *
The anxiety shown by the German
people over the probable outcome of the
malady of the crown prince , is not onlj
a testimpny of tliplr loyal affoctioa foi
the man , but betrays a natural fear that
In the tivont of his death they could not
obtain those liberalizing reforms which
they expect from him should ho bo
spared to bocorao omporor. The acces
sion of young Prince William to the
tlirono might not of itself bo immediately
disastrous , for the people are loyal to the
house of llohonzollorn , and would give
him their support ; but the cause of lib
eralism in western Europe might suffer ,
and the prospects of enlarged Individual
liberty bo greatly retarded.
lie lOxiircsseH Ills VicWM oil the Tariff
Question ,
Fremont Tribune : The report having
gone out that Congressman Dorsoy had
been won over by the Carlisle wing of
the democratic party to their tariff
views , a Tribune reporter interviewed
Mr. Dorsoy on the subject and obtained
from him his intentions in the matter
and views on tlio tariff question , which
are herewith submitted.
"What is there to the report that you
will co-operate with the democrats , the
Carlisle wing , on the tariff reduction'1"
asked the reporter.
"On my arrival at Washington , I
urged , as did other western republicans ,
that wo should take an affirmative posl
tion on the tariff question and said
that it would not do for us to obstruct
tariff legislation by refusing to consider
a tariff bill as in tlio last congress ; lot
that bill emanate from whatever faction
or wing or whatever party it might
that some of us would bo compelled to
vote for its consideration. I never inti
mated that I would support a tariff bill
brought forward by wnat is termed the
Carlisle wing of the democratic party ,
but wil\ \ vote for its consideration. That ,
of course , would not commit us to sup
port the measure , but simply to bring it
before the house for discussion The
republican slate conventions in Iowa ,
Missouri and Nebraska have pledged
the people that the republican party in
these states would favor a speedy and
equitable revision of the tariff. Since
the pfteidont has outlined the policy of
the rotenuo reformers it will bo impos
sible to secure the vote of a republican
of any of the stales I have named to sup
port ins recommendation to put wool on
the free list and destroy the sheep in
dustry of the country. I believe firmly
in the principle of protection. In the
revision of the tariff I will refuse to
support a.iy measure that does not
recognize that principle. "
"In your opinion on what articles
Hhouldthe duty be removed for the re
duction of the surplusi1"
"From such articles as are necessa
ries ; for instance , I would either reduce
the duty on sugar to 1 cent nor pound
or place sugar on the free list and to
save that industry from injury and to
encourage and support the manufacture
of sugar from sorghum as has boon
demonstrated is feasible , pay a bounty
to sugar producers ; then put lumber ,
salt and coal on the free list , and if a
further reduction is necessary reduce
the duty on steel rails from $27 to $12 per
ton. "
"If you put these on the free list and
that reduction on steel how much would
the receipts of the government bo
"About $75,000,000 each year. Then ] '
would spend several millions of dollars in
erecting public buildings in cities that
need such buildings , and then pass the
pension bill introduced by Senator Man-
clcrson that was agreed upon in the en
campment of the G. A. R. at St. Louis ;
then make a liberal appropriatiou for
building up our navy ; also place at the
disposal of the postmaster general
( $1,000,000 at Icafit to be used under his
direction to aid in establishing now
steamship lines to South America. "
" action will bo taken
"What by con
gress on the tariff question will the
democrats harmonize on any measure ? "
"Whatever is done by congress will
bo in the nature of a compromise. The
Randall wing of the domocratio party
will oppose any bill brought forward by
the committee of ways and moans that is
in the line recommended in the presi
dent's message. A number of rovonuo-
reform democrats say the president wont
too far in his message. It is impossible
to oven conjecture what will bo the final
outcome. Many democrats as well as
republicans favor the removal of the
excise tax on tobacco and to secure the
passage of some measure it may bo nec
essary to remove that tax , but if that is
done western members will insist that
the duty be taken from lumber , salt , coal
and lowered on sugar. "
"If the democrats fail will the repub
licans put forward any bill and can they
act in harmony ? "
"The republicans will unquestionably
bring forward a revenue bill and move
that as a substitute for the bill presented
by the committee , and I think if con
cessions bo made by the different inter
ests that such a bill wouldf have the sup
port of many democrats and all the re
publicans. "
"Will the republicans favor a general
reduction or will it be made on specific
articles V "
"On specific articles , for the reason
that wo think the duty too low on many
articles and too high on others. For
that reason the house voted down the
Morrison bill for horizontal reduction. "
"Will the Randall faction vote with
the republicans for such a bill ? Would
Randall submit to coal being on the free
list V "
"I think some of the Randall wing
would favov coal on the free list and
other democrats would vote for the bill
if the tax was taken from tobacco. It is
certainly to the interest of the farmers
of the northwest to have lumber , salt
and sugar as cheap as possible. Why
should the people of this country pay
851,000,000 every year to encourage
the sugar industry , since the total value
of the article produced is but $11,000,000
yearly ? "
"How will the Nebraska delegation
vote on the pension bill presented by
Senator Manderson ? "
"I think the bill will rccaivo the sup
port of every member of the delega
tion. "
"Mr. McShano will favor it , you
think ? "
"Mr. McShano is committed to favoi
fair pension legislation , and I think wil
support the pension bill. "
f' What about the Un itod States district
court bill for Nebraska ? "
"Senator Manderson has introduce !
in the senate a bill providing for the
holding of the United States court a
Omaha , Lincoln , Norfolk , Hastings am
Kearney. This bill provides the nccos
sary machinery and designates the time
for court for each place. As soon as the
house has fully organized and genera
bills can bo introduced I will intro
duce a similar bill and try to secure its
passage. "
Frightened Away.
Thursday night Adolph Meyerwho resides
at B318 Douglus street , f rlghtcnud oft a burglar
who was cnclcayorlnfj to effect an entrance to
his residence through the back window. The
follow saw a revolver barrel through the win
( low in Mr. Moyer's hand and lumped the
fence with the agility of a hound ana diuap
A AVIftr Dealer Held.
Max Kiel to was before Justice Anderson
yesterday to answer to the charge of bcatlnt ,
and threatening to kill hts wife nnd two
children and driving them out Into the coli
of Wednesday night. Ho was put under jytiO
to appear before the district courv T'
United Slates Court.
BUIT TO nnrovRit 1.1,400.
Tlio Woodward Iron company filed nn no-
ion yesterday in the United States cir
cuit court npnlnst Usher ft , Hussoll , a suit to
recover $3,400 on two promissory notes.
L'hcao wcro given October 13. 1887 , ono for
> ln5r .84 nnd the other tl.OMUtJ. The plain-
I ft * in their petition cliilin that thcao notes
lave not been paid , nnd they sue for the
vholo , together with interest nnd the costs
of prosecution.
Louis Pnssoa. or bettor known ns "Hnpp.V
Jack , " the convicted bogus land ngent , was
ordered brought Into court yesterday for
lOntencc. Ho received four years nl hard
abor. In rmsilnp sentence tlio court Implied
hat It did not hold 1'assoa chargeable with
ho conception of the extensive land frauds
n which ho participated last Hummnr at Lin
coln , but rather looked upon him as the victim
of shrewder rascals. Still his culpability was
mdcniablo nnd the punishment merited , It
will bo remembered by the readers of the
Ji n that at the tlrno of tlio oxKmo | of the
transactions of these land sharks It was re-
wilted ly Intimated in these columns that
.hero was bipper paine than I'liisoa , the
utthorlttes would have bcon pleased to lav
their hands upon. It was nlso lilnUxl that
several parties of business promlnonco nnd
social standing In Omaha were suspected of
being Implicated , but diligent rcportorial In
vestigation failed to develop their Identity.
However , yesterday the HKK received In-
'ormatlen that ilxcs the parties ns ono Hayes
and Green , and the authorities nro now upon
their trail , with a good prospect .of their
sj > oedy capture.
Jiulgo Dundy susi > oniled the sentence of
? ctcr Gross , the convicted i > erjuroryestorday
nornlng , owing to the prisoner's shattered
mental faculties , nnd in order that tltno
night bo had to hear from the attorney general
n regard to his disposition. Sluco his con
viction Gross has bcon going down hill , men-
ally , very rapidly , nnd it will require but
Ittlo longer to see him a complete imbecile.
Ho has Iwtl several epileptic Ills , the outcome
of which have been each time n more pitiable
condition than ever. The attorney general
ms been asked to designate some hospital or
place of confinement where Gross can bo
sent , and where ho will receive proper mcd-
cal treatment , being totally unlit for prison
Ilnret ! Court.
The evidence in the Robinson-Jones case
was completed yesterday , Mr. Jones being
the lust witness to testify. Ho was on thi )
stand for about throe hours. Ho testiilotl
that hts bank books ami u largo number of
receipts for money paid out had been stolen ,
and hcnco ho could not produce them in
court. Ho said that ho believed his mother-
in-law to bo the thief. This statement cre
ated a decided sensation. Tlio court then
took the case under advisement and stated
that u decision would bo rendered some day
next week.
David Van Ettten was called before Judge
Wakcly yesterday and asked If ho hail
filed answer to the order of the court to
show why ho should not bo debarred from
the practice of law. Van Ettcu stated that
he had , and his answer was a general denial
of all charges. The court said that the
case would bo decided at the next term of
court. There were at least sixty attorneys In
court yesterday when VanEtten entered
and not ono of them gave the man a look of
recognition. In nil that full room there was
not ono to come forward and shako him by
the hand. Van Ettcu , however , was little
abashed by this and exhibited the same bra
vado that has characterized his conduct
throughout the trial.
TKUOA oirrs A rtivoncE.
John M. Ycrga was granted a decree of
divorce yesterday by Judge Grofl from
his wife Sarah. The cause of the action was
Henry E. Oppcnhoimor & Co. brought ac
tion yesterday against Walter Sams nud
others to recover u quantity of jewelry and
damages in the sum of $500.
Action has been brouglit against Anna
Hudio and others by John L. Picrson to re
cover 1475 with interest , duo on promissory
Yesterday Judge Groff granted two de
crees in divorce and has a number or others
under consideration.
This evening the district court will adjourn
without date. The judges have bcon kept
quite busy ot late and will no doubt enjoy
their vacation and rest.
Asbury F. Powell , who has been lying in
jail for several months on a charge of secur
ing $4,500 under false pretenses from the
Commercial National bank and Dr. C. M.
Dinsmoor , yesterday petitioned Judge GrofE
for his release. As the state and prosecution
expressed an inability to produce evidence
with which to convict Powell , his prayer was
granted and ho was given his freedom. Hurt-
ington , an accomplice , is in custody ut Minne
apolis , Minn. _
Police Court.
O. Wcsloff and Frank Muro , drunk , flvo
days each. John B. Cotter , drunk nnd dis
orderly , $10 and costs. Cotter hired a hack ,
saw the city , nnd when asked by the driver
to liquidate his indebtedness , ho drew a knife
nnd said he'd cut it out of his liver. Ho also
refused to leave the hack , and ns ho had nn
open knife In his hand , the driver judiciously
climbed upon his seat nnd drove Mr. Cotter
round to the city jail , where ho was unloaded
unccrmoniously and caged for the night.
Ed Simpson and At McFarland , vagabonds ,
were shipped to Iowa , with ninety days star
ing them in the face if they ever returned
Wilson Hey , nnothorwcnt ap for thirty days
Joe Wnrner.harncss thief , the name. Blanche
Bradley , fine , fO. Thomas Petro , a sick man ,
was sent up to the county commissioners.
County Clerk Nccdlmm Is kept busy these
days swearing in the lucky candidates of the
Into elections , who take up their respective
reins of power on Monday next ; and accept
ing their bonds. ; _
Cleansed , Purified and Beautified by
Cutioura Ileinctlies.
Last November my little boy , aged thrca
3'car. , foil URalnit tlio Rtovo while liu was run
ning , mm cut his homl. and richt alter Hint , bo
broke out all over lux head , tuco mid left ear.
1 bad 11 eel doctor. Tr. , tc > attend him ,
but he ot wort-o , anil the doctor could not euro
him. HIM wholu head , faro and lull car weft ) In
ufvurfal state , nnd ho snllered terribly. I caught
the dlsciiho from him , and it xproad nil over my
facet anil nock and oren got Into my eyes. No
body thought wo would over get better. 1 felt
Hiiro we were disfigured for life. I heard of tlio
C'imcuiiA KHMII : > IKS and piociired n bottle ol
CimcimA UisorVF.NT : , n box of CIITICIIHA , and
ncaku of CUTICUKA tioAr , itnd used tltem cnn *
titantly day and night. After using I wo bottles
of KKSOI.VENT , four boxes of Cimctnu , and
four cakes of SOAP , wo are perfectly cured w 1th-
out a scar. My boy's skin Is now like i-ntln.
371 Grand fatreot. L1L.L.1K EPl'INO.
.iKUSKV C'lTV , N. J.
Bworn to , before me , this STth day of March ,
1SSJ. Oii.uiaa-1' . KOUINBO.V , J. 1' .
Have been In the drug and medicine business
fortwenty-flvo yearn. HUYO been Belling your
UUTICURA HRMKDIRS since they came weht.
They lead nil others In their HUB. Wo could not
write nor could you print all we have bemd bald
InfavoroftUeCimcuiiA KKUEUIF.H. Ono year
ago the cimcuiiA and SOAP cured a little girl
In our house ot the worst tore head wo oversaw ,
nnd the HKSOI.VK.NT and Cui icmtA are now cnr-
Inir a young Kcntlemun of a Bore leg , w Ulla tlia
plivKlclHim ar trying to have It'amputated. It
will ave his leg and iiorhnjm his life. Too much
cannot bo said Vu favor or/ ' TL7I-mu"Jltolcf' , } ' { | : >
CuTictmA , the ( treat ( .kin cure , and CITTICIWA
BOAIan exnlslto skin beautlller , extcrnnlly.nnd
CUTICUIIA UKSOI.VKNT. the new blooij puritler.
Internally , are n iioiltlve euro for every form of
nkln aud blood dUeaao. from pimples to btro-
Bold even-where. I'rlce. CUTICUIIA. fiOo ; BOAV.
2 > c ; KR80t.VE.NT. II. I'rrpared by the Vomu
Drum ANI > CIIKMIOU , Co. . llostou , Mum.
tjyHend for "How to Cure Skin niduses , " Ci
pages , 60 Illustrations , and 100 testimonials.
I ) HDV10 Skin and Scalp preserved and beautl-
'in ' the Hack , Kidney * , Hip , Bides or
choit relieved In im : MI.NUTK by thu
J . llrst null only naln-kllllnif I'laiter.
Jxtnv , uutuuWucuua aud lui.uUl.blu. & > coma ,
When and Where the Practice of Intorvlow
ing Originated ,
The Wnshlnuton Correspondent of nn
Knstorn Dully I'npcr Hiipposnd to
Jlnvn lice it the FlrMt to Adopt It.
"What men say and what men do nro tlio
thlmn of paramount Intotwt. The n nimt
iltinlttr must enter largely Into an artldo to
nmko It desirable. "
Itwnaun old JoimmlUthojopd < iltlonKavo
\ velKhttolmtlui fmld that wni talking , and
the xonbo listened with both ears open.
"Yes" ho continued to a friend HlttliiR near
him In the street cur , " iioconnti to n jjreiit
extent for the model nlnten lew , a tiling , by the
way , of comparatively recent < lato. I tin claimed
that It hud Its origin at no earllor time tlinn the
administration of Andrew .tohnion. The \Vnsth-
liiRton corrosiiomleiit of an eastern dally , who
la iiowono of the great editors of the south
west , wa * on Intlmato terms with the president ,
and adopted in hit letters the form known HM
the modern Interview to ( .ot forth Johnson's
iieciiUur view a nnd feelings. That Is claimed to
bethoorlirtnoflt. "
Just hero the writer had to leave the car.
Hound im ho wiii on an Interview Im ? trip him-
holf , ho was itrvntly Inlnc'ted In the luionim-
tlou thnt the journalist was Impartlmr. and ro-
grcttod that ho hud to miss Die rest or it.
At the blacksmith Miop of the Union Pacific
Itnllroad company thn Berlin- met Mr. Jnmoa
White , ono of these luirdy handed pans of toll
who "earn their bread by the swent of their
brow , " during the comsoof tlio IntorvlowMr.
White said :
"Sometime about ntno years aio I took what
thought wn < i a Blight cold , but It did not get
well as soon us previous roUls. I vould
pet bettor and then , taking n fresh cold , would
wtnuuhoiso than 1 was before. This eon
tinned for some time , when my head began to
nclio mo nnd 1 had severe palm over my eyes
and , at time' , slnirp shooting j-alns through my
shoulders and Inmy clio-it , also around my
liourt. \tusKlttlugdo\M\nndwouldrtHoup
quickly my heait would beat very much faster
and harder than usual , my nose at times would
be completely Mopped tin. so \\nsntterlyliii- -
iiosslblo for me to breathe. through It , nt other
limes I would soil two or three handkerchiefs a
day. I would take colds on the
least exposure , and hence had colds continually.
I had n continual dropping of mucus Into my
throat , which WHS nlwiiy * more or lullamod
and Hiiro. At nluht while lying In bed thU
mucus would gather In my tin out , and It wan of
frequent occurrence that In endeavoring to clear
It uwuy 1 would giig nnd sometimes vomit.
MV r.YKs WKIII : itiit : AMI SWOU.KN ,
my appetlto WHS poor ; especially was this the
ciihe lor breakfast , w hlch 1 could Hcarcely look
nt ; I was troubled nt times with a hacking
cough , aud all day long I would hawk aud spit
In u vulu endeavor to clean my throat. 1 WOK
always more or less constipated , and my food
did not seem to dlwest propeilv , and * caused mete
to have a disturbed feeling In the stomach after
eating ; I could not sleep xonndly at night , as I
had horrible di earns which would wake mo and
cause u miserable feeling and a dread to go to
sleep agiiln. 1 had also during the day a roar-
K and buzzing noise In my head and oars ,
l'fcLh was vorv annoylnc to mo.
"Things wont on netting worse , I tried differ
ent doctors nnd various kinds of patent medi
cine. but derived no perceptible iHjnetlt from
anything 1 took. I was loslug llesh and was becoming -
and felt as though life was not worth living for
as I WHS in constant misery and was Inclined t
give up In despair when my attention wascallo
to the advertisement of fir * . McCoy A : Henry'
wonderful tteatment 1 mnde up my mind to
vlsltthcir olllco and BOO If they could do any
thing for mo. Although my faith In either doc
tors or medicine was away below par. I took
their advlco and began to use their treatment.
1 began to Inipiovo and have gained sixteen
pounds sluco 1 began treatment. Hut us It Is I
am thankful 1 visited their olllco for they
brought me safely through an attack of typhoid
fever and cured mo entirely of my vatarro , uml
to-day 1 feel as-well as I ever did , and am ublo
to do a day's work with j s much ease as ever.
1 forgot to say that at times I became so nerv
ous aud Irritable I scarcely know what to do
with myself ; but that has all loft me. and to-day
1 consider myself a strong and healthy man. "
Mr. James White , ns above stated. Is well and
favorably known In Omaha , where he has re *
sided for a number of years , and can bo found
at his home , KO North Fourteenth street , or at
the shops of the Union I'acltlc and will fully
corroborate the above statement to anyone who
will take the tlrno to call on him.
Homo Dnngora Which Are Made
Known Before Consumption
When catarrh has existed in the bead and
upper part of the throat fur any length of time
the patient living In the district where people
ere biibject to catarrhal ulloctlon and the ills-
case has been loft uncured , the catarrh iuvarl *
nblr , sometimes slowly , extends down the wind ,
plpo aud into the bronchial tubes , which tubes
convey the air into the dltrorent parts of thu
lungs. The tubes become allected from the
swelling and mucus urlslug from catarrh , nnd
In some Instances become plugged up so that
the air cannot get In ns Irooly as It should.
Shortness of breath follows and the patient
breathes with labor and dllllculty.
In other cases there is a sound of cracklna
and wheezing inside the chest. At this stage of
the disease the breathing is usually more rapid
than when In health. The patient also has hot
Hashes over Ills body.
The pain whkh accompanies this condition la
of a duU character , felt In the chest , behind the
breast bono or under the shoulder blade. The
pain may come and co last a few days nnd
then bo absent for several others. The cough
that occurs In the llrst stages of bronchial ca
tarrh Is dry , comes at Intervals , Is hacking In
character and usually moat troublesome In the
morning on arising or going to bed at night ,
and it may bo the Ilrnt evidence ot the disease
extending In the lungs.
At Hrst there may bo nothlmc brought up by
the cough ; then there Is a little tough , tena
cious mucus , which the patient llnds gieat dllll
culty In bringing up.
Sometimes there arc tits of coughing induced
by tough mucus so violent as to cause vomit
ing. iMtor on mucus that is raised Is found to
contain ainall particles of yellow matter , whicli
indicates that the small tubes in the lungs are
now directed. With this there are often tareaks :
of blood mixed with tbo mucus. In some cases
the patient becomes very palo , has fever and ex
pectorates bctoro any cough appears.
In 801UO cases small masse-t of cheesoysub-
stuncu are spit up , which , when pressed between
the lliiKors , emit a bud odor. In oter cases imr-
tlrles of a hard , chalky nature nro spit up. Tim
raising ofchcesey or chalky lumps indicates
serious mischief at woi k Into the lungs.
In some cases catarih will extend Into the
lungs In a few weeks ; In other cases It maybe
mouths and even ycarM before the disease at
tacks the lungR sulllclently to cause serious In
terference with the general healtll. When the
disease has developed to such a point the pa-
tlentlsKiild to have catariahal consumption.
With bronchial catarrh thcio Is 111010 or less
fever which dllfers with the dlllereut parts of
the day-slight in the morning , higher iu the
afternoon and evening. ,
Sometimes during the day the patient ( is a
creeping , chilly sensation , which may last from
half an hour to an hour , the surface of the body
feeling dry and hot. During the night , near the
morning , there may ba sweats , huchswoati
are kiKjnn as night HW oats.
DTho pulse Is usually morn rapid than normal ,
and the patient loses lle h and Htiuneth. A
fiesh cold Is all that Is needed ut this point to
develop rapid consumption. In some Instances
the patient loses strength and tlesh Blowly. The
muscles pradnully waste uwuy. Then the pa
tient gradually letculns some of Ills strength ,
only to loao It ngulu.
Late or BCHGYIIC Hospital , New YorK ,
Dr. Columbus Henry
( Late of University of Pennsylvania )
No. mo nnd 311 IN IIAMOK lIUIIiDINO.
Corner I'lfteentli and llanioyHts , , Omaha , Neb ,
where all curable cates ueo treated
With MlCCtiHS.
Medical treated skillfully. Consump
tion , Origin's disease. Dyspeptic. Uheumittlsm ,
and all NKUVOUH IMBKAHHS. AH disease * pe
culiar to the fcexca a specialty. CATAltltll
CUHKl ) .
CONSULTATION at olllce or by mall , tl.
Olllcu huurnto 11 a. in. , S to i p. in. , 7 to 8 p. ,
in. . Sundays inclndm ] . i
Correspondence receives prompt attention. .
Many ilUoasus nra treated successfully by
Drs , McCoy and Henry through the mutlx. and
It U tuns poHhlblo for these unable to maKe a
journey to obtain uucca ful hospital treatment
ut thulr homes.
No letters answered unless accompanied by
4o In stamps.
Address all letter * to Dr.i. McCoy and Htmr
ItoomaUlU ami ail liurngo building ,