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OMAHA DAILY BEIfl ; WEDNESDAY. JFEBRtTARY 1. 188S.
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tlnlilnp coimmur , Aova lolumnlr swmr that the
ncttialclrcumtlon of the Dntlr lice for tliovcok
mdinp Jan. 'M , l 88 , m uv followk !
Hnttmlny , Jan. 14 Vv : : >
Sunday. Inn. 15 ir > .li2.'i
MonrtRy , Jmi. 15 1A"A- ,
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OKO. II. TXaUIIUCK.
flworn to nnrt auliscrllicd In my iirefeticc this
S4th day of Jnnuiiry , A. I ) . , 18N. . 1' . KRI I , .
Notary i ubllc.
Btato of Ncbraika , I . .
County of IKniRlnsK , ? * '
( loo. II. Tzhchuck..b lng flret duly sworn , deposes -
poses nnd gnys thnt ho IK secretary of The lice
Publishing company , that the uctunl a\cragn
dnlly circulation of Inn Dally lleo for the month
of January. 1W7 , KWiB conies ; for February ,
1W , 14.17S copies ; for March , IfMT. 14,400 copies ;
for April , JN > 7.14,810 copied ; for J4ay , 1HW ) , 14 , ± n
oopleM ! for June , IwtT , 14,147 ropUw ; for July ,
1H87.14f ii ; ropies ; for Aummt , 1887,14,151 copies ;
for Buntcinher , IV87 , 14,340 copies ; for October ,
1WT , 14-cn ; for November , 1887,15.S30 copies ; for
December , WH7,15,041 copies.
OKI ) , n. TZSCHUCK.
Pvrorn and nnbgcrlbed to in my preitenco this
2d day of January , A. It. 1888. N. P. FKlli ,
"THUST" is a mlsnomor for fcdoratcd
monopolioa. Bolter write it "distrust. "
DON'T bo nshnmod to contribute n
small sum to the BEK'H fund for Mise
Shattuck. Every little helps.
TilK World say it has a pinno in He
editorial rooms , but the general public
iuclines to the belief that it is un organ.
THIS charity bull will not bo a masked
affair. In these days the right hand
does not want the loft hand to be mis
taken in the identity of the donor.
Tins principal streets of the city are
very dirty , and if the open woathercon.
tinuca the city authorities should
promptly act about cloirning them.
Till' high license law of Pennsylvania
bids fair to reduce the saloons of Phila
delphia alone from six thousand to three
thousand. Could prohibition do as
- prisoner has es
caped from the Douglas county jail. II
a cripple can accomplish this feat , an
able-bodied man ought to have no difll-
> culty in doing the same thing.
THE teachers of three of the Omaha
schools have rendered substantial assist
ance to the BKK'S "Nebraska heroine
fund. " Tills , however , is a very small
number out of the two hundred teachers
employed in this city at good salaries.
Perhaps some of thorn in the course ol
lime will bo overtaken by miefortuno ,
and will need assistance. The people ol
Omaha will not forgot them.
Mu. CONNRLL , attorney of the board
of education , given it as his opinion thai
ns bonds wore voted for an addition tc
the high school building , a separate
"building cannot bo erected on the
grounds. This is in all probability cor
rect , so far as those.particular bonds arc
concerned. If an addition Is built il
should bo in strict architectural con
formity with the main structure.
JonxM. TiiunsTOX begins to-morrow
whore Andrew Jackson Popploton lofl
off , and | x > pular report has It that at the
same time Mr. Thurston lays his polit
ical ambitions in a quiet little tomb in
his closet. He is a wise man if ho docs
it. The taste ot the Dead Sea apple
which ho got last winter when the re
publican legislative caucus failed tc
carry out the secret ballot scheme prob
ably convinced him that ho didn't want
any more ashes in his.
A SPECIAL of recent date to the BEI
credited Dan Lament with laying pipe
for the democratic nomination for governor
ornor of Now York. If It bo true , the
scheme probably originates with a cer
tain temporary resident of Washington
to whom David Bennett Hill's popular
ity nnd strength in New York state arc
not sources of never-failing' joy. Mr
Cleveland bettor not monkey with the
old Tildon machine too much not , a
least , in this year of grace , 1888.
IT is to bo hoped that Suporintondon
Nash , of the railway service , on his recent
cent visit to this city was sufllcientlj
Impressed with Omaha's importance a
n center of distribution , and its rallwa ;
advantages , to convince 'him thnt il
should be made a division headquarters
There is not at present a division head
quarter * ) west of Chicago , and the grea
growth and development of the trans
Mississippi has overtaxed and compll
catod the service until a further branch
ing out It necessary. The purpose c
Mr. Nash'a trip was to look over tlio ad
vantages of St. Paul , Omaha and Kan
eas City. Geographically spoakliifi
Omaha la certainly the most doslrabl
} x > int for a now base of railway mall o
THE republicans of the eleventh con
prcsslonal district of Michigan are no
going to elect their candidate withou
u hard light. They selected a man i
every way of good repute , but there wn
n great deal of feeling as , the rcbiilt (
the long fctrugglo in convention and i
is not unlikely that the disaffection
show itself at the polls. Meanwhile th
democrats have hhrowdly , as it no
eccms , nominated a representative c
the labor element , which is very stron
in the district , and if the democrac
support him with the promised zeal li
will run his opponent a hard race. II :
election would place Michigan In th
list of tied status in the house , whic
would not bo agreeable in the remot
event of the next presidential oloctlo
being thrown into the houso.
. , .
A * * - & - * J.
Ono of Ihomost valuable contributions
to the meeting hold in Philadelphia
last week to promote tlio OAUBO ot tariff
reform wua the letter of Mr. Hugh Mc-
Oulloch , ox-secretary of the treasury.
The mooting , it should bo remarked ,
was a notable one in its numbers nnd
character. It embraced merchants ,
manufacturers and workingmcn , and
was in no Hcnso n pnrtiRan assemblage.
It was called for n well-defined purpose ,
which wns Bolcly that of giving expres
sion and encouragement to the growing
Bciitiinenl in favor of a revision and re
duction of the excessive tariff. TliiH
was accomplished' by the passage of
resolutions declaring "thnt the existing
duties upon raw materials which are to
bo iiM > d in 'mtinufiiotures should bo
removed , " and "that the duties upon
the articles to bo used or consumed by
these who nro luaHt able to hour the
burden of taxation should bo reduced. "
These simple declarations really com
prehend nil that IB sought by intelligent
advocates of tariff reform.
The views of Mr. McCullooh are
.loctilinrly . Interesting nnd valuable at
this time , because lie is a republican
who was twice honored with the treasury
lortfollo , nnd who in that capacity
worthily commanded the confidence of
lid party and of the country. Ho says
of the pro ont tariff that having
been created when the government
was engaged in a war of unpar
alleled magnitude , it has accomplished
the object for which it was created , and
now needs careful revision to uccommo-
ilato it to the present conditions of the
country. "Tho surplus which it pro
duces ana locks up in the treasury , to
the detriment of business , is only ono
of. . the many serious objections to it. It is
roatly prejudicial to our great farming
interests by gradually but effectively di
minishing tho'.foreign demand lor our
agricultural productions at remunera
tive prices. It stands in the way of the
restoration of our shipping interests bj
duties upon many articles which arc
needed in ship-building. It fosters mo
nopolies. " Such being eomo of the
prominent faults of the existing tariff ,
Mr. McCulloch regards it as
imperatively required for the promo
tion of the best interests of the country ,
and the whole country , thnt such
changes slmll-bo made in the tariff a !
will make it a tariff for revenue , witli
incidental protection "a tariff bj
which the highest duties consistent
with rovwnue will bo imposed upon the
articles that como into competition
with our own manufactures. " Ho re'
marks that "largo revenues must al
ways bo derived from duties upon inr
ports , and these duties , if judiciously
imposed , would never fall to glvo tc
homo manufacturers all the protectior
which they might need to enable then :
to compete with foreigners in our owr
markets , and at the same time to opei
tlio way for a frco trade with othei
nations , especially with the Soutl
American states. " This is in nccorc
with every candid and unprojudicoi
view of the situation , and implies r
watchful concern for the proservntioi
of American industries and the welfare
of American labor. It calls for such <
revision of the tariff ns shall not with
draw adequate protection from oui
manufacturers , but which while relieving
ing the consumers of the unjust nnd op
presslvo burden involved in taxntioi
beyond the requirements of ample pro
tection , will enable American inanu
facturers to retain control of the home
market nnd materially increase theii
business in other markets , a consideration
tion growing steadily moro urgent ai
our industrial interests increase.
It would bo easy to supplement thii
republican testimony favorable to tarif
revision and reduction with moro thn
is equally authoritative. Presidcn
Arthur was among these republican
who believed that the war tariff havinf
accomplished the object for which i
was created ought to bo readjusted ti
the changed conditions of tlio country
and it was largely duo to hisrocommon
dations that the tax and tariff reduc
tions of 1883 wore effected. Socrotnri
Folgor was in full sympathy with tin
views of President Arthur , ns indcet
were republicans very generally nt tha
time. This sentiment in favor of a reform
form of the tariff found its most sig
nilicant expression in the plodgi
given by 'the republican party , ii
the national convention of 1884 , to cor
root the inequalities of the tariff am
i-cducp the surplus. The coiyitry wil
soon have an opportunity to learn ho\
many republicans in congress regan
that pledge as still binding.
Worktnjemcn and the Tariff.
American workingmen are rapidl ;
having their eyes opened to the nbsun
pretensions of the tariff kings. The ;
are intelligent enough to know that tin
purchasing power of a dollar is the triu
test of its value. They have had oxpc
rionco enough to learn that the Amor
lean manufacturer IB no different fron
the foreign employer in buying hi
labor in tho. cheapest marke
and selling its product in the dent
est. That is business , not phi !
anthropy ; and U obtains in Amoric
just as it does in Europe , Compotitio
for work makes wages low ; and competition
tion for workmen makes wages higli
This is an old nnd well established nil
of political economy which the hlghes
tariffs cannot overrule.
The tariff has been of value in pine
ing American Industries on a footin
where they are now , in hundreds c
lines , able to compote with these of los
fa'vorcd nations. It has diversified ir
dustry and stimulated invention. ]
has shown us our possibilities as a main
facturing people. In short It has tu
eomplished just what its original advt
cates intended that It should. But th
most ardent advocates of the tariff prii
ciplo of forty years ago would stnn
aghast nt the development which thoi
theory has received under the stimuli
of war taxes which are now sought to I
. There is a wide difference botwco
a tariff for the protection of America
industry and a tariff for the onrichmoi
of American Industrial millionaires.
Overlaps Arc .
Although the present assessment
ridiculously small for the property vali
atlon of Omaha , until the legal an
> roper methods are observed in raising
his valuation on tlio assessor's rolls , the
ntnyor and council have no' , other alter
native but to accept the assessor's ro-
xirt of Junc16 , ' 1887 , which llxcs the
axablo value of the city for the year
887 nt * 10WO,000.
On this principal the city is allowed
1 } mills on the dollar for the support of
ts fire department. How then is nn
overlap in this or any other department
o bo mot ?
No relief cnn bo expected from raising
ho assessors ) ' valuation until after llio
Irst regular meeting of the council In
Tuly , 1888. At this session a levy for
.he six months commencing July 1,1888 , ,
s made on the property valuation as re-
urncd by the assessors for thoyoar 18S8.
The assessors' rolls will most probably
ix the taxable value of Omaha between
twenty and twenty-five millions for thiH
year. Hut between .January 1,1888 , and
Tuly i , 1888 , a deficit remains whollyun-
The payment of overlaps is not pro
vided for by the charter. Overlaps are
llegal , and BO clearly sot forth in sec
tion 125 : "Any councilman voting to
ncur any liability or to create any debt
n excels of the amount limited or au
thorized by law , or if the mayor shall
ipprovo any ordinance or contract in
volving the expenditure of money In ex
cess of the amount limited or author-
zed by law , such oilleer shall thereby
ondcr his bond liable for such unlawful
ixccss. " The charter has carefully
lodged In the tnx-payers' Interests
against the extravagant expenditures of
.he council and mayor. The council
ins set those restrictions at naught. If
the council can make up the dofiuit
without violating the provisions of thu
barter , well and good. If not , that
x > dy must stand the consequence's of iti
folly. The charter Is the anchor of the
IT is reported that the ways and
means committee will recommend that
duty on copper bo reduced from four
icnts per pound to two cents. But why
should there bo any duly on an nrtlclu
of which this country is a largo export
er ? What Is accomplished thereby ex
cept to enable the copper trusl
to charge a higher price to
American consumers than the }
do to foreign-buyorsV It is Btatod to bo
a fact well known to the trade that ai
one time the difference as againsl
American crnsumcrs was so great thai
Calumet and Hecla copper wns boughi
in London , imported to Now York , nnd
sold there in competition with ooppoi
of the same minosthut had never cresset
the ocean. This the copper monopolist'
put a stop to by buying up nil the
Calumet and Hecla copper in foroigr
markets and refusing to sell nny except
to foreign consumers. Twenty year :
ago there were several largo copper-
smelting works on the Atlantic sea
board , but they wore crushed out. We
noted a few days ago that the Fronci
syndicate had obtained from the coppci
trust the control of the product of the
Calumet and Hoola mines for three
years. This means that American consumers
sumors will bo at the morey of the foreign
oign corporation for n period of three
years , and is it probable such would be
the ease but for the monopoly that flndi
its bulwark in the tariff V At all event :
it would seem to bo a wholly unnecessary
sary conservatism which proposes tc
retain any tariff on a product that ii
largely exported from this country.
TUB senate postolllco committee verj
properly concluded that it is not ex
pedicnt at present to reduce lottei
postage to ono cent. There IB no pop
uhir demand for such a reduction , nne
with the mall service as inellluicnt as i' '
has boon for a year past in the west it ii
absurd to talk of cutting down the resources
sources of tlio postolllco department
which would of course result from re
ducing the postage. Mr. Viliis cripploe
the mail sol-vice in the west in order l <
make a reputation for economy , tine
congress should compel his successor t <
put it on a proper basis of cfTicienoy
In order to do tnis a very considerable
expenditure will bo required thnt miii
create a largo deficit in the flnancia
account of the department for the cur
rent year. The service , however , mus
bo had , and until it is supplied in satis
factory shape there ought to bo m
thought of reducing resources. The
people of > ho country are not croraplal
ing about the two-cent letter postage
and the subject does not in any waj
offer a chance for making political cap
ital. What the public , and particu
Inrly tho. western public , is concornoi
about is to have a thoroughly ofllcion
Borvioo , and this it has not had for i
year or moro past.
TIIK Omaha board of education ha
adopted a resolution instructing the HU
porintendont of schools "to have tin
story of the heroic and terrible suffer
ings of several teachers in this stati
during the storm of January 12 , 188S
published in every school in thi
city , special reference being had to thi
experiences of Misses Freeman , Shat
tuck and Royce.1 This resolution i
entirely superfluous. The , story hn
boon told in the Daily BEE much botte
than nny Omaha school teacher can tel
It , and it has Loon road in this paper b ;
nearly every intelligent man , womni
and child in this city. As evidence c
this statement it is only necessary t
refer to the long list of contributors t
the Biu'S heroine fund. Had the boar
of education passed 'a resolution , criti
cising the Omaha school teachers , wit !
a few exceptions , for their heartless in
difference to the welfare of dcsorvln ,
members of their own profession , j
would huvo done a much moro sensibl
thing. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IF the house of representatives shnl
take any action on a bill introduced b
n California member to encourage th
development of silk culture In th
United States it will probably oxton
its scope so that the benefits of th
measure shall not go altogether to Call
fornia , as would practically bo the cas
if it passed as introduced. The bil
provides for the establishment of thro
experimental silk-culture stations i
California , and for thu appointment c
a general superintendent of silk cultur
for the PnoiUa coast. Without consie
oring whether it is expedient at preoon
for congress to tuko any action in th
matter , if it is thought to be m , there
arc portions of the exnmtry Itcsidcs Cali
fornia . where experiments in silk cul
ture might bo ad vantngeou'flly carried on.
King John , of Abyssinia , claims to be a
descendant of the queen of Shcbu.
They any thnt the queen regent of Spain
has nskctl President Cleveland's wife for her
photograph , , \
A monument to the Cznr Alexander II. Is
to bo erected in Moscow lit a e-ost of n quar
ter of a million dollar ? .
The empress of Hfiizll In ouUiioken in her
denunciation of the .slaughter of birds for the
manufacture of feather trimmings. '
The ex-Euiprsss Eugenie , who is not yet
sixty , is said to look much older anil Is very
infirm , and pale. She has been obliged to
use a cano In walking ever ulnoo 1S7V .
Princess Clementina of Orlojins , mother of
IMiK'o Ferdinand ot' Dulguriit , is a superb
woman of mvat resolution nnd strong char
acter. She is not unllko the queen of
England tu uppcarunco.
Emperor William , the czar , Prince Ferdi
nand nnd other European potentates nro busy
distributing orders nt present. They lire
thus providing for disorders In the spring.
A decoration adds greatly to the courage of u
fcTho empress of Russia has bcpn presented
with a sewing machine of solid silver , stud
ded with sapphires and ineloscd In a case
m act o In thp form of un Imperial crown. The
fittings are of gold. It Is tbo gift of the so
ciety for the promotion of the use of Russian
materials , which her majesty has recently
brought jnto fashion.
King Oscar of Sweden , has Just had a nar
row escape. Ho was seated with his son In
a private room when ho was called out. Ho
had hardly risen from his seat in tlio center
of the room when the chandelier came down
with great force , crushing the scat on which
the king had been sitting nnd being itself
broken into a thousand bits.
The Emperor William is said to hnvo lost
the faculty of counting. Figure * , dates , or
the cost of anything no longer convey any
meaning to him.
Prince Oscar , the second son of the king of
Sweden , whose engagement to Miss Munk ,
formerly a maid to the crown princess of
Sweden , was announced a few weeks ago.
will forfeit by this marrlapo all right to the
throne , ns well as hte yearly stipend granted
by parliament and his palulaco nt Stockholm.
Hut ho will probably stand quite as good a
chance of being a happy and a useful man.
Tbo youmr "invsror of China will not bo
married Until next year , but meantime ! - col
lecting presents for his bride , among wfeich
are 200 ounces of gold , 10.000 of silver , one
gold tea eorvleo , consisting of teapot and one
cup with u lid , ono silver service , two silver
wash basins , 1,000 pieces of satin , twenty
horses with complete trappings , twenty
horses without trappings , and twenty saddles
for pack horses aiul.mules.
If the throat trouble of the crown prince of
Germany causes his death soon , the heir to
the throne will bo hjA oldest son , Prince Wll-
holni , of whom thq .fcountcss von Krockow
writes : "Tho Germans can not forgive an
heir apparent of thc'thronc having been born
modioeroin figure "and imperfectly formed ,
Prince \Vllholm hns. a crippled arm. The fin
gers are mere knobjL \ In the hussar uniform
there is n pocket , and ho wears it because
the three lingers of JSho holplcss member can
bo hung In the pockot. Otherwise it hangs
awkwardly und helplessly Jn its sloovo. Hit
horses nro especially Drained , nnd before the
prince is to mount 4r4 ridden tliroc-quartei s
of an hour to'we&r ttipm down. "
The Modern NcinUca.
Wmhiwitim Star ,
If the press did not hunt out tha wrong-
does , half the tlmo nobody would , nnd they
would go unwhlppcd of Justice.
Corporate Dropsy Cured.
Alia ( 'iiff/iirfiffi.
Sometimes it does a railroad peed to tap It
for dropsy. Ono in Illinois has reduced Its
volumes of stock from 1,000,000 , , to $400,000 ,
mid is already feeling bettor.
UoneloHfl Statesmen In Danger.
The Pacific railroads lobby Is showing
signs of desperation , and the outlook is thnt
se > voral congressional statesmen of limber
character will bo led into temptation before
the end of the present session.
How to lie Happy.
Are you nlmost disgusted ,
With life , llttlo man ?
I will toll you n wonderful trlok
That will bring you contentment
If anything can-
Do something for somebody , nuick.
Do something for somebody , qulukl
Are you awfully tlrod
With play , little girl !
Weary , discouraged uud sick ?
I'll ' toll you the loveliest
Oamo In the world-
Do something for somebody , quick ;
Do somebody for somebody , quick t
Though it rains like the rain *
Of the flood , llttlo man ,
And the clouds are forbodlng and thick ,
You can niaku thn Run shine
In your soul , llttlo man-
Do something for somebody , qulak : ra
Do something for somebody , quick 1
Though the skies are like brats
Overhead , littio girl ,
And the walk lllco n whlto boated brick ;
And all earthly affairs
In a terrible whirl ?
Do something for Homebody , quick ;
Do something for somobotly , qulukl
Lincoln county expects to pull through
the year with about $1,1,000.
The expenses of Webster county for
188S are estimated & 4 ! > ,700.
Dr. Winter , of Wymoro , is in luck.
A well-shod horseTmindod him in the
Htomuch last week und spoiled his appe
tite for several da.Yf. ,
Blessed'are they ; who give , promptly
and willingly. Al-contributlon to the
fund } for the hoieiSues of the storm is
one of the best poljd.es of future lifo in
surance , ii
The latest froakiW the fashionable
broke out in Norfolk ono evening last
week. It wns a "flonkey party. " It
partook of the nntifru of a family gath
ering and pasBod oJMicaeofully.
The regular se tupn of the Dodge
county district court : with Judge Mar
shall presiding , optjAed Monday after
noon in FremonftjcThero are on the
docket seventy-five bivil and fourteen
The resurrection of the Omaha &
Yankton railroad scheme lias enthused
the Elkhorn Valley people , and several
significant extensions are planned for
spring. The Creighton branch is to bo
extended to Niobrura and the Harting-
ton brunch of the Omaha 'will probably
bo extended across the path of tlio
The surveyors for the Lincoln nnd
Des Mollies railroad Imvi run a line for
the proposed road about six miles south
of Greenwood , and are headed for Jinn-
ley , which would bring thorn out of the
Missouri river at or ncur Rock Bluffs.
It is deemed n certainty that the road
will strike Hock Bluffs if it isbvor built.
The engineers now engaged in select
ing the proposed route are making their
headquarters now at El in wood , Cns
They toll it in Hastings , as a sample
of the rush and push of a rival cltv ,
tlint a Grand Islander captured a wlio
in Nebraska City recently. Tlio selec
tion wns a credit to his judgment , ns
Nebraska City girls are excessively
lovenblo. Iminetnatoly nftor the cere
mony the husband went down town to
transact n littio business at one of tlio
banks , Ills busliions transacted he
wont to a hotel , registered and wont to
bed nnd to sleep in blissful forgetful *
iicsH of the fuel that an expectant but
disconsolate bride tiwallcd his coming
in another part of the cltv. In the
morning ho suddenly cumo to himself
while at the breakfast table , and after
seeking his nowly-mudo wife explained
everything and was forgiven. Hut ho
hasn't forgiven himself yet. *
The Rapid City Journal Bonds greet
ings to the Omaha gnu club , and invites
the organization to take "cognizance of
tlio fact that thousands of prairie
chickens nnd gray grouse are being
trapped in northern Nebraska and
Hhippud to eastern markets. Tlio game
law of Nebraska is quite strict in pro
hibition of this work and provides
severe penalties for violation. The cx-
nrcss company , too , is liable for carry
ing the birds thus trapped at this sea
son of the year. The information
cemujs through u source beyond ques
tion , and if tlie Omnliu gun club or any
club of the kind whoHO ramifications
extend throughout northern Nebraska
will Uikc the matter in hand Htifliciont
evidence can bo furnl hed to put u qlop
to the wholesale slaughter of these game
TWELVK YKAHH A AVANDKIIKH.
The Hcnmrknblo tilfb History of a
HorNO Oar Driver.
A boy , or u young man rather , eighteen
years of ago , who has been roving over the
United States for nearly thirteen years , not
having the remotest idea who ho was or
where ho c.imu Irom , lias just found his par
ents here in Omaha , und last evening left for
Fontnnellc , la. His parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Howard U. Alford , of the town men
tioned , and f'O restoration of their long-lost
son was effected through a story published
in u Dos Molnos pajor. He never even hud a
name until two years ago , when ho was
abandoned In the city of Pittsburg , Pa. , by a
man with whom ho hud been peregrinating
over the country for years , und whom ho
knew simply ly the cognomen of Keke. At
the suggestion of this individual
ho called himself < Zeke Alford ,
and by that uamo he has gone
ever since. A 13m : reporter had a talk with
him at the City hotel yesterday , and ho saya
the first he remembers of hlg varied curcer
is of his wandering through the southern
states with this Zcko and a gang of other
men. He said they were thieves of lliu no
madic , petty ilk , ar.u That they tried to make
a thief of him. When he refused to steal
they would tlo his hands and feet and boat
him und treat him like some fiutmal. Ko
first remembered hanging around the out
skirts of St. AuguNtlne , Fla. From hero
they strolled to Mobile mid other gulf shore
cities. At Oalvoston , Tek. , ho run uwny
from his heartless custodians and went to
work on A ranch owned by u young north'
erner named Frank Btovcson. Hero ho wns
treated kindly und received tne only school
ing he over knew" . In 1882 he enmO
north , stopping first nt St. Louis.
There he remained * until a year
und n half ugo. working in the
Clarendon hotel. Quitting 91. Louis ho next
brought up nt Council Bluffs , and securing n
iwsitlon in the Ogdcn house ho roumtffud
there for a few weeks , then wunt to work
upon the farm of John J. Jamison , Four
months ugo he milt Jamison und cauio to
Omaha. Ho remained here , however , but a
day , when ho went to DCS Molncs. Here ho
was sot to work In Hawley's saloon , near the
depot. A newspaper reporter ferreted him
out and wrote up the history of his life ,
giving his name as Ezckiel Alford. Shortly
after that Alford came to Omaha and took
a hortio car elrlvership. Ho was hero but a
few weeks when ho received n letter from
Font.incllo , la. , but which had been for
warded to the postoftlco hero , from one
Emanuel Alford , urging him to send his pic
ture and as much of the history of his lifo as
possible. Ho rcnlicd to this lottor. enclosing
a tin-typo of himself. Three days ago ho
received n second letter from
Mr. Alford. It began by stating
that there was n striking iv-
semblance between his picture and the
writer's children , und that ho believed that
ho was. u long-lost son. The letter stated
that Alfred's eldest son. Willinrd Orr Alford ,
had disappeared from hla homo at Cairo , 111. ,
when ho wa < , but six nnd u half years of ago ,
or nearly thirteen years ago , und de.splto a
long nnd arduous search no oluo to his where
abouts Was ever discovered. The letter also
contained two photographs of Alford's
younger sons , Frank nnd Steward , and an old-
tlmo ferrotype of his wife. There is a most
striking resemblance between Xekonnd tlioso
picture ? , nnd yesterday ho exhibited them to
fully twenty people at the station and list
ened with much eagerness to all that each
had to say. Tlio unanimous opinion of all
who saw the pictures wns that the young
mini is the long-lost son. The letter from
Mr. Alford also describes a peculiar mole or
blotch upon the neuk of his lost boy , uud u
similar murk , only a trillo larger , is found
upon the neck of Xeleo.
"Yes , " said the excited young man , "I'm
going homo this evening I foci
In my ho.irt tluft I nm going homo there can
be no mistake , und I um so hapiiy I don't
know what to do.1'
Of course the mutter of Alford'n disap
pearance from his Illinois homo still remains
u mystery. But it looks like u CURD of abduc
tion , und that the abductor must huvo been
the man Xeke , who gave young Alford his
own family name for sonu > unaccountable
reason. Ho was closely questioned but know
absolutely nothing about bin family history.
United Btutea Court ,
A I.AJIII SUIT.
Yesterday Charles D. Parker filed a peti
tion to recover possession of u quarter sec
tion of lund in HlchfirJson county , which ho
clnlnm luin been unlawfully hold by Arto-
inoslu und John Henry Wilson for four years
SUID rou i.nict , .
Rov. Jcsso L. Whitln , of Edporton , John
son county , Kansas , bus brought suit against
the Omaha World Publishing company to
recover $10XX ( ) damages for alleged libellous
charges contained In u dispatch from Oluthe ,
TUB mmuxoTON' SURD.
Adnlino V. Fnrry , of St. Joseph , has
brought action ngaltiRt the H. ft M. nnd Chicago
cage llurlington & Quincy railway company
to recover ? 4WX ) for Injuries received and ex
penses Incurred by an accident happening
upon alighting from defendants' cars at
Ashland , Nob. This occurred on tlio night
of February 1 , 18a4 , there being no light of
nny kind at the station , she could not sea the
platform while getting off the c.irs and HIC
stumbled nnd fell between the platform and
caih , injuring herself badly. She nsks fet
$4,50U damages and $400 for doctor bills ,
Police Court ,
The following cases wore disposed At in the
police court yesterday :
Vagrants Lorenzo Ulshoff , Frank Law >
rcnco , Peter Gulway , 'continued ; John Me
Carty , Tom .Whltlock , Ed. Wronn , dls
charged ; John WlllUms , ono day.
Disorderly It. Hill , two days ; Will Ed.
inumla , 2 and costs ; John Foley , discharged ,
Indecent Conduct John Foley , continued ,
Tlio nrloklnycr * Union.
Last night the bricklayers union held a
late nnd Interesting session , nnd it is reported
that nn amicable arrangement wus decided
upon us to the number of hours to constitute
u day's work during the approaching build ,
ing season. Nine hours has been the basH
decided upon und approved. Messrs. Mum-
funl and Murphy , the delegates to the ;
national convention of bricklayers in Boston ,
Mows. , made their rciwrts. The next conven
tion will bo held in Cincinnati , O.
K. of 1' . Promotions.
Captain W. S. Sponoer has boon appointed
uldo-do-camp to Colonel Thomas Hurrel , ol
iho Second ( Omaha ) rciflmcnt. Colonel II.
F. Downs , of the First regiment , has been
ordered to Inspect Iho division under his
A VERY POP.UIAR MOVEMENT ,
Nearly $1,8OO Paid Into the ' -Boo"
SOME VERY GENEROUS OFFERS.
Encouragement From All Pnrts of
Nebraska Iowa Primula Hub-
Htnntlnl Sympathy The Chil
dren's Work Notes.
At RttnHlintttick'H Homo.
SKWAIIP , Nob. , Jnu. ill. [ Special'IVlcgram
to the UP.K. ] Tlio eltlrens hero huvo up-
ixjlnted William Hertford as trustee of the
Etta Shuttuck fuiid nuil County Suporln-
tciulcnt George F. Uurkelt trustee of the
Lena Webboku fund. Kncli has tiled n bond
with the county clerk nnd will receipt for all
money remitted to them.
The Hlmltuck Hprclnl F.tinel.
Miss Kttn Shattuck , the young school
teacher who lost both limbs from the ex
posure In the recent storm will bo Ine-upucl-
tatcd for any service by which nho inity do-
rlvo n living. It Is desired thnt * , ( MO bo
raised. If DM persons will onch subscribe
not less than 10 this amount can bo raised.
The money need not bo paid until the full
amount Is subscribed. This Is to bo known
ns the "Shnttuck Kpechil Fund. "
The following pledges to this fund huvo
been received :
John J. Monell * no 00
nennlson 1 Jron. , cash paid mi 00
W. G. Albright 80 ( X )
Misses Annie nnd Maggie Trulund. . . . 30 00
Who will Join them I
Fremont ARIIII. |
FiiKMoXT , Nob. , Jan. 30. [ Special to the
HHI : . ] The benefit fund belug raised by the
Tribune and Herald , of this city , for Miss
KU Bhiittuok , reached f 100 to-day. The
young ladles of Fremont huvo Jdeclded upon
giving n benefit entertainment for the suf
ferer at an early date.
Mr. Norrln' Offer.
A very lllniral proi oslUon was inndc
by Mr. Norri , proprietor of the eating
house on Fourteenth street , between Fur-
nam and Hnrney. Mr. Norris says ho will
give to the fund the entire receipts for din
ner next Saturday. 50 ) > cr cent of the amount
to en to Miss Shut ( .tick and 2 , " per cent etich
to Miss Hoyco and Miss Freeman.
At Fort Ontnha.
FOIIT OMAHA , Jan. 31. To the Editor of the
BKK : As an ox-teacher I am heartily in sym
pathy with the generous movement of the
BKK to reward those three young women ,
who , in the heroic discharge of duty , Imper
iled lifo and limb In defense of the children
entrusted to their charge. I am getting up n
subscript ion among the good people of Fort
Omaha , which I will bring in to-morrow or
the following day ,
CIIAHT.ES D. TOWSI.EV , U. S. A.
No Sympathy There.
OMAHA , Neb. , Jan. 31. To the Editor of
the linn : As a patron of the Farnam street
public school I dcslro to call attention to an
Incident thnt occurred in the above named
school yesterday. A young miss in the
eighth grade proposed to take up n subscrip
tion for the benefit of Miss Slmttucft , and
was told to take her seat. Do the imtrons of
this school desire their children taught by
teachorz who have no sympathy for their
fellow beings I Turn her out and employ
Miss Freeman or lloyco to take her place ,
nnd the other the place of Superintendent
James. U. H. W.
To the Vctcransi.
Miss Etta Bhattuek , who lost her limbs in
the performance of a sacred duty in the re
cent terrible storm , being the only support of
an aged father , WO earnestly request of every
soldier , to send In his mlto , bo It over BO
small , ns a fund to. bo presented to MlssShat
tuck , in appreciation of her heroic : conduct )
and as u token of esteem for nn old soldier"
Subscriptions will bo received at Kaufman
HI-OB' , cigar store , 1207 South Fifteenth
street. Give name of company and regi
Tlia Grand OpcrA HOUHO.
Mr. C. D. Sutphen , who has boon BO suc
cessful in securing contributions to the Hn N
fund for the Nebraska heroines , Mon
day received a very generous proposition
from Mr. W. G. Potetsou , advance agent for
Au uslino Daly1 * "Night Oft. " Mr. Peter
son offers to donate to the fund 'M per cent
of the proceeds of an afternoon mntineo to bo
given ono week from to-day. Manager
Jones of the Grand , where the piny is to bo
presented , promised to give another 20 per
cent of the receipts , making n total of 40 per
cent , so that those who attend on that oc
casion will not only enjoy a charming com
edy but will have the added satlnfaetion of
contributing to a noble cause.
To the Editor of the Hms : I notice Mr.
Monell'8 proposition to ralso n fund of 0,000
for Miss Shuttuck , by the contribution of 10
each by 'JOO persons. The suggestion in com
mendable , but is It feasible ) Would not fail
ure result from the clfort to souuru such a
largo number of contributions. It appears tome
mo that it would bo moro practicable to reduce -
duce the number of contributors to fifty , and
make the amount of the subscription $50
each. This $2,500 , which , of itself would
yield quite nn income if properly handled ,
could be made the basis of a largo fund , Up
to any amount to which any ono might con
tribute whatever they felt incllndcd. The
advantages of this plan Is a certainty of u
fund of at least iR.nOO , with the possibility of
n much larger ono. I should like to hear
from Mr. Monell on the subject , nnd If this
plan Is adopted , my cheek for MO In ready.
If. however , it is thought that $200 can cer
tainly bo found to contrlbutu * K ) each' , I shall
tuko pleasure In being ono of them. Yours
truly , W. G. Ai.iminiiT ,
The Children's Work.
To the Editor of the Ben : Enclosed I
send you fi.10 , a donation from forty-two
members of St. Paul's mis iou Sunday school ,
which please credit to the fund started In
your paper for the purpose of erecting u mon
ument to the littio girls who perished In the
late storm. Wo IIOKJ | thnt the members of
other Sunday schools will glvo the s.uno
amount , 5 cents each , towards erecting a
proper monument to her who , In following
the teachings of the Christian church , was
willing to sacrltlco her own lifo In the at
tempt to save her llttlo sister.
W. M. Y.ATIM , Warden.
Llttlo Jeaiino Wakoilold sends llfty pennies
to bo given to the monument fund for the
llttlo Wcstphalen children.
"VeHtcrelny'H Contribution * ! .
The St. Paul Mission Sunday school sends
$2.10 for the Wostphalon children's fund ,
J. C. Worth son-Is 51 for ICtta Shuttuck.
Dr. H. P. Jensen contributes W for the
Mr. Andrew Ilosewntcr contributes $15 to
bo divided as follows : Mls Slmttuek , * 7 ;
Miss Koyco , * ; Miss Freeman , M.
Walter Bramloin sends ? l for Miss Shat-
W. A. Howland adds ) to the Shattuck
fund.W. Arthur sends fi , J for Miss Shattuck ,
f.3 for Miss Hoyco , l for Miss Froumnn.
J. II. Dell , president of tbo First National
bank of Aurora , Nob. , nuuiUfo for Miss Shat
Mr. F. M. Wolcott of Weeping Water ,
Neb , , wjnds * 15 to bo equally divided between
Misses Slmttujk , Freeman and Koyco.
Tinners Union No. 1 , of Onmha , generously
sends > for Miss Stmltuck.
The Metropolitan club by Julius Meyer $20
to bo divided as follow * : Miss Sliattuck * 10j
Miss Itoyco $5 ; Miss Freeman $5.
J. W. Hoffman , of Lincoln , sends J3 , to bo
equally divided butwccii the three
A friend at Valentino homls | 3 for Miss
The clerks in the UnltwtSUtwi National
bank , Omaha , send f-15 for Miss Shattuck.
The Citizens' bank , Ulysses , | Neb. , sends
$10 , to bo c pmlly divided between thoMisac *
Shattuck and Ko.voo.
A. B. Snowden contributes f3 to Miss
O. 1J. Havens A Co. add to the funds
Irvlno St Latoy ( sends for Miss Slmttuck f. " .
J. F. Shecly sends f 15 to bo divided equally
between the three teachers.
E. F. trwln , Crolghton , sends $1.3.1 for
A. Elchelhorger , Stuart , sends $ ' 1 to bo
The employes of Hurmclstor's tin shop
contribute $5 for Etta Shnttuck.
Morris H. Slomuii sends fi for Miss Sliftt-
K. 1C. Ur.ulbury sends f 1 for Miss Shnt-
Clark & Howard , Weeping Water , sends f J
for Minnie Freeman.
JOHN r , t.uiMvxjf , v ro.
To the Editor of the BKK : Enclosed find
our check for $10 , which pleas. ) ndd to the
fund for our heroic touchers Miss Shuttuek
fi > , Miss Freeman $ .1 , Mm Hoyco ft. May
the fund Increase to an amount to uinko these
JOHN H. F. LKIIMANX & Co.
A I.ITTI.K ( lllll.'rt TIlimiTK.
Littio Inez Burnham has for some tlnm
been saving her pennies for the purchase of
a much coveted doll. The tale of Etta Slmt-
tuck's misforttino touched thu heart of the
little woman to such nu extent that she gath
ered her savings to the amount of $1 and sent
the same to thu Bm for the Deiu'lit of Miss
Shuttock , with the remark : "Sho will need
it more than 1 need my dolly. " Can the men
and women of Omaha who hnvo contributed
piniltliy this example ! Surely among the
many tokens which Etta Shattuek will receive -
ceivo none will bo moro appreciated than this
the tribute of little luei Burnham.
r.Mi'i.oii'.i or v. j. siMi'-iOX ,
The following fund of $12.50 was made up
bv the employes of A. J. Simpson , uud In
cludes every person employed about the fac
tory. These gentlemen take tills manner of
expressing their svmpathy for Miss Etta
Shattuck In hormlsforlune.
The contributors to this list nro ns fol
W. W. MeMullon r.i )
J. W. Hnydcn 50
F. A. HIHe no
L. 11. Pearson * no
C , A. Peterson M )
Eugetio Hnrtcry Mi
Bin ry Frost r > 0
U. W. Grosh 50
II. F.W. Pfelffer -
John W. Foley 2.i
M. Jncobson 50
Ed Smith 50
C , P. Metcalf 50
Chnrllo Tyner M
H.W. Keishler 50
Mntliow Martz no
J. W. Morehouso 50
W. LuPage no
Aug. Llua 50
Fred Shnfcr A
WillnrdC. MntUiison , . . . ! . . ! ! fa
George YH'.SS 50
Samuel I. Hamilton ] ( xi
A.J.Simpson i ix >
Total $12 50
I'llRSS ItOOM KMI'I.OIF * .
The employes of thu BBK press room contribute -
tribute the sum of fr$3 for Etta Slmttuck ,
$1 for Lnuiso Hoyco and ? 1 for Minnie Free
man. The contributors nro as follows :
" j. . Young $ 1 00
E. Jones 1 00
J. D.ikin 1 ( X )
J. Penny , . . 50
J. Kleinhen 1 00
D. B. Hoover fit )
Total , $ 5 00
EMPLOYES OK It. 0. HUN A CO.
The employes of H. G. Dun & Co. have
contributed W..fiO to bo equally divided be
tween the Misses Shaltuck. Freeman uud
Hoycc. The following Is the list :
H. O. Dun & Co C 00
Thos. H. Moffutt 1 ( ) ( )
John Lmulcll. Jr 1 ( X )
E. W. PoVerson 1 00
Frank Fahcrty 1 00
T. A. L 50
Samuel .1. Uumcl 50
Helen C. Happ 1 00
Etta Bowman * 1 00
Eva Hurslnll 100
ICinnui Ellsbcrry 1 00
Mary Straight 1 00
Mary Oxnnin 1 00
Bessie Flint 100
C. A. Turner 1 00
E. M. Prnss UK )
Bertram Ynlo ur
Wllllo Walker , r
Ohns. J. Boll 00
Total $32 50
IIIIN V1 OX IIIIOTHEHS.
ThoBr.n received yesteiday a most gen
erous response from the well known dry goods
firm of Bcnnison Bros. , on Douglas
street. The liberal offer of this firm Is ono
which should bo Imitated by other houses of
this city. The following letter was received
from this house this morning !
To thu Editor of the Bun ! The heroism of
Etta Slmttuck. Louise Hoyco , nnd Mlnnio
Ficcmun appeals to the heart of every man
who admires the characteristics of courage
nnd devotion. Enclosed find our check for
WO to bo disposed of nn follows ! To the
Shnttuck special fund * : ) ; to the Hoyco fund
$10 ; to the Freeman fund $10. In case the
Shattuck special fund is not raised , oitr con
tribution of $ iU ) can go to the general Shat
In addition to this wo will on Monday Feb
ruary 0 , give for the benefit of these three
funds B per cent of our gross receipts on thnt
day , to bo distributed us follows : Thrco-
llfths to Miss Slmttuck , nnd the other Uvo-
llfths to bo equally divided between Misses
Freeman and Hoyco , .
On the same day wo will charge nt our
door an admission of live cants , the total
amount so raised to bo distributed the jamo
ns the 5 per cent of our sales. If any person
objects to paying the ilvo cents admission hoer
or Mio cnn hnvo the sumo roturncd by slmnly
asking for it ut the cashier's desk. Wo
heartily commend the Br.B'H enterprise In
this good work uud wish for your plans the
greatest success. HKNNIXON Uuus.
ANOTIIRll SUTI-ltliX LIST.
Mr. C. D. Sutphon , not content with the
good work already performed by him , made
another tour yesterday nnd collected In a
short timaltW > , which ho has paid Into the
Uni : fund , to bo distributed as follous : Etta
Shnttuck $10.25 ; Louise Hoycu $1.50 ; Mlnnio
The following Is the Hut ;
C. V. Gallagher $ 5 00
John Duughorty 1 00
John Lock wood. . . . 50
O. O. Franuisoo 1 ( M )
O. S. Torbitt 50
H. L. Hnmucciott 1 00
Havens it Hhodos 1 00
F. C. Sou born & Co 1 IX )
J. Mulvihlll 50
W F Stoctzell 50
P. F. Willsehlcger 25
G. S. Smith 1 00
Hussoy Day company 1 00
Mm tin Ifelloy 1 00
Mcughor it Leuuh . , . , , 1 00
Dlek Kitchoi 1 00
D. E.Kimball 1 00
J. W. Munn 1 00
J. F. Miijjuiro 100
B. B. Lewis 1 00
H. H. Knights 100
H. A. Tuylor 1 00
Cash 1 IK )
HughMcCnfTory. , 1 00
Alfred Mulnburg ' . 1 00
Cash 1 00
H. M. Stryor 100
Cash 1 DO
Cash 1 <
T. Mulvihlll 1 < X >
F.W Hluhards 100
C. W. Joan 1 IX'
J. M. Conrad 100
Cash 1 IW
F.M. Kills I " "
Win. E , Hnxvluy 'i 00
Ca.h . - >
Olms Harvey 1 IK )
W. II Uoimcll I 00
John Smiley 1 00
E A Cooper 1 W
Moiighur A : Leach 1 OJ
F. M. Ellis - )
Menghor Ac Loich 100
F.M. Kill * , 50
Total . .10 25
tsr roisr's AiTiircuTiov.
To the Editor of the BII : : In unison wilt )
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