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    OMAHA DAILY , EE5C : SUNDAY , FEBRUARY 12 , 188a-TWEIi\TE
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IT is to bo hoped that the authorities
will bo fully prepared \vhon the first
pleasant days come to begin thcbunitury
work which Omaha is so greatly in
need of.
FIWCIALITV was a characteristic o !
the late Jenny Lind , and the result is
shown in the faot that who left a personal
estate valued at a quarter of a million
dollar.1) .
MR. CARlisiiK must have come bach
to his seat in tolerably good health tc
bo able to thrust the bulls and beara of
the stock exchange from the house
corridor.
OKNEtiAL MILKS should be satisfied
with his reputation as a soldier and
avoid acquiring that of a wire puller ,
There would bo no honor in promotion
gained by practicing the insidious artf
of the politician.
TnK vendetta between the Hatfioldf
of West Virginia and the McCoys ol
Kentucky has now lasted for a qunrtci
of n century and many unpunished mur
ders have been committed. It is about
time for the sovereignity of the states t <
assort itself and put an end to the
bloody strife.
| i
f THE custom of cremating the dead it
not gaining very rapidly in this country
or In Europe. The movement , however
has not boon abandoned. There are
now twenty crenmatory societies in thli
. country and twenty-two in Europe
Prom a higionic point of view crematioi
is preferable to burial , but to most pee
pie this method of disposing of the bodi
looks more like extinction than inter
* ment. The matter is ono which mus
> bo.faottlod by individual preference.
THE railroad rate war continues will
unabated vigor , and the general opluioi
appears to bo that the end is far off. I
would seem , however , that so fierce i
conIlict must speedily bring about over
tures for a settlement. It is noted thai
thus fur shippers have not taken notabli
advantage of the cut , it is supposed foi
the reason that they nro waiting for
till lower rates. If this policy of ship
pers is maintained there will inevitably
bo a blockade of freights from thi
moment notice is given of u rct > toratioi
of rates.
THK first annual report of City Treas
liror Rush , showing the condition of tin
municipal treasury for the past year , i
published in this , issue of the BEE. W <
ommond it to the attention of tuxpay
era us an instructive document , with thi
ictuils of which they should make them
elves familiar. They will find partic
uluc gratification in the complimontar ;
, statement of the treasurer ns to tin
I , promptness and cheerfulness with whicl
> taxes are paid , and also in the nssurunc
ho gives that the financial condition o
Omaha is better than that of any city ii
the west. All citizens will bo glad t
note the e'onfidonca expressed by th
city treasurer that the growth and dc
velopmont of the current year will sur
pass that of any previous'year in tin
history of Omaha , and very few wil
doubt that there is excellent ground fo
this faith.
THEUE scorns to bo 'an excellent
ipeet that the bill for the opening of th
Bioux reservation will pass the prcsen
congress. Senator Dawes , who has pet
Istontly opposed * any invasion of who
ho considers the rights of the norther :
Bloux , Is understood to favor a bil
which will compensate them llbora.il
for their land , and which will offer th
Indians in several separate reservation
euilloiont ground for experimenting li
farming and taking a further series o
lessons in the art of civilization. Man
of the objections urged against forme
- attempts to open the great Sioux reser
J vatton have boon removed in the niens
uro which is now under discussion. Th
clause in the bill which proposes that al
the land taken up shall only bo open b
entry under the homestead law wil
meet' with general approval as romov
t , ing all chancps for heavy steals on th
part of land grabbers and speculation ii
the hands of bogus pro-omptors. Th
Bontlmout o ( the west is almost nnnnl
mous in demanding the opening of th
Sioux reservation , and it lias made Use ]
very powerfully felt at Washington
Nebraska will gain thirty-six township
of added territory if the hill bewouios :
law- the greater portionof which i
prime-farming land , lying north of 'th
Niobrara river. ' . ' . ' ' ' . '
I tonsbnck i to thi > Hear.
One of the most injurious of elemontfl
'or ycnr in this city has been the mon
who have grown wealthy in our midst
.hrotigh a prosperity to which they
invo contributed little , and who have
) ecn .steady fault linden with and ob
structionists in the path of every move
ment which had for its object the ma
terial nilvtincotnunt of our city.
They have steadily declined to add
their names to subscription lists , have
, lirown dumpers upon ovcry suggestion
which required work and money tc
'urlhcr ' it , have been the first to predict
disaster for now enterprises and the last
.o croak ruin for the real estate move
ment. During the winter now closing
we have heard much on the street * and
in the corridors from thcso venerable
mosjbacks nnd birds of ill-omen about a
permanent check to Omaha's prosperity
which they believed was approaching ,
[ n spite of their prophesies , however ,
the city has been steadily advancing.
The prospects for the coming season
liavo never been brighter than they nnj
at present. The movement in real es
tate , when compared with other years ,
lias been sternly and. on conservative
lines. The predicted drop in available
property , both business and resident ,
lias failed to materialize , and the de
mand in ndvaiK'e'of the spring season
is all that could bd expected ) if not
desired.
' Omaha has reached a point whtm her
material welfare cannot bo seriously re
tarded , oven by the mossbncks and ob
structionists. She is peopling with n
class of active , energetic and progres
sive business mon who have had enough
experience of the world to know thai
the way to build up a city is not
in the line of destroying
public confidence in its future. The
men ot moderate means are , after all ,
the men who have done the most'nnO
are now doing the most to advance the
interests of this community. Year bj
year they lire manifesting a spirit o
community , of enterprise and of confi
dence in the blllcacy df the combined
and steady work which is accomplish
ing nnd will accomplish in the futim
great results for Oinn.hu. Wlw
is needed more than anything
Is a shoulder to shouldoi
effort of our business mon and enter
prising residents in furthering the on
ward march of progress. Wo need 't
fuller and freer discussion of Omaha' :
needs by those who have Omaha's interests
torests at heart. Wo need an en tin
elimination of petty jealousies and o
supposed rival business interests. Ii
short , wo need : i thorough approciatioi
by our business men of the fact that thi
interests of all , so far as Omaha is concerned
corned , are in reality the interests o
each individual.
Military Opportunities.
The appointment by the president o
ten non-commissioned officers of tin
army to be second lieutenants calls at
tention to the opportunities which an
afforded under our government fo
worthy privates to rise from the rank :
to a commission. In other armies , es
pecially in time of peace , the chance
for winning a commission in the per
mancnt establishment are not of thi
best. In England for years commission :
were a matter of purchase and sale , am
social standing and wealth wore tin
prerequisites to command. Under ou
laws every private has a right to aspir <
to a place on the rolls of commissionei
officers , and , although our army is smal
smaller in proportion to populatio :
than any army in the world there ar
numerous instances every year of sue !
promotions.
The opposition to promotions fror
the ranks which is sometime
heard in officers' messroom
has its basisin a fooling o
snobbery which is1 foreign to thi
spirit of American in'stltutions. A larg
proportion of our army officers , who nr
graduates of the military academy , ar
the sons of poor mon who securea thei
education at West Point at govornmon
expense. That they have had greate
advantages than some of their brotho
olUcors who have risen from the rank
is , perhaps , to bo admitted , but it is
question whether long service in th
school of the soldier and long exporionc
in the handling of men in the barrack
and at the guard house docs not vor.
greatly * offset the lack _ of a purel
theoretical education. As a matter c
fact , every applicant for promotion froi
the ranks is obliged to pass a bevero o >
simulation upon common schoo
branches , nnd must receive endorse
ments from the officers under whom h
has served which commend his churactc
and qualifications for the otllco whic
ho seeks. An investigation of th
army register will show thr
some of the ablest and inos
distinguished officers who are no1
berne on the rolls never graduate
from West Point , but gained their cdt
cation in the school of a civil war.
It is highly important that some sue
incentive as promotion from the rank
to a commission should bo hold out t
the privates of the army. Army disc :
pllno at least is irksomt
The subordination of the Ind :
v id ual will to that of the machitu
while necessary to a well organized an
properly contacted military establisl
mont , is galling in many instances t
mon who have ambition and big
spirits. If there were nothing boyon
tlio monthly pay of the soldier thor
would be no incentive to duty , oxcoi
such as was drawn from a fear of pur
ishment for infractions of military dii
cipllno. But to each and every prival
under our laws is held ov
the possibility of rising 1
a commission nnd of stead
promotion from second lieutenancy ute
to the highest military olllco in the gi
of the republic. The fact that at prc :
cut West Point is likely to supply
larger iiumbor of candidates for secern
lieutenancies in the army than thor
nro vacancies makes the appointment
by the president of ten non-commli
sioncd olllcors to second lieutonaneie
an interesting commentary on the co ;
iiiopoUtanismofouvurinycstubllshmon
This influence .upon the rank and 'fil
cannot but be beneficial. It evidence
to our soldiers that there is somethin
beyond-tho b.nrrackBjn .store for thei
if by strict attont Jon todu'ty nud pro part
tlon they cnn qualify themselves to pass
the needed examination for promotion.
Another Monopolistic Tcntncle.
It Is nnld that the house committee on
judiciary has decided to report favor
ably an amendment to the alien land
bill paused by the last congress so tlmt
the law shall not apply to mercantile
and manufacturing corporations organ
ized under the laws of the United States
or any state or territory , which have
acquired lands in good faith. This
scorns eminently proper , as the ten
dency of the law ns it now stands , is to
discournge investments of capital in
railroad and other enterprises which
incidentally acquire lands. Indeed
there is room for free discussion
whether a further amendment which
the committee rejected is not deserving
of consideration by congress , that Is , to
allow foreign bankers and corporations
loaning money on real estate who ac
quire tho'samo'by ' foreclosure , a reason
able time to dispose of the sumo.
It seems to the BKU that so long as
the American farmer nnd land-owner
finds it'necessary to borrow money ho
shouldJiavo the privilege of securing it
at as low rate of interest as possible. If
foreign capital is debarred from fore
closing on real estate security for loans
it will soon not be found in the borrowing
ingmarket. . Such n condition is di
rectly in the interest of the liomo capi
talist and against the borrower , because
the less competition there is , the highokr
will bo the rate of interest. It is the
protection to the home monopolist in
another garb than the tariff , but it is
the same old scheme in the interest of
the rich and privileged class just the
samci Make capital scarce and timid
and you will let the western farmer
bankrupt himself paying usurious trib
ute to tlio city money-sharks.
American .l
A London journal , commenting on the
sensational Sticll murder In Chicago by
burglars , satirically remarks : "The
murderers , if caught to-morrow , may
still be holding levees in jail this day
twelvulnonth. American justice is
alow-footed , if not rather slow-witted ,
in the difficulty it seems to experience
of making up its mind on the plainest
questions of fact. " The patriotism that
excuses a multitude of defects will un
doubtedly resent this imputation , but
itniuy bo wise to inquire whether there
is not some ground for it. Undoubt
edly all Americans will insist that in
no other land is justice moro surely
and fairly meted to those who violate
late law than in this country ,
and if it must bo granted thai
the proverbial lawrs delay finds hone n
rather more marked exemplification
than in most other countries , they will
not fail to find an extenuating argument
in the fact that in this republic over
the criminal is assured every right and
every proper consideration which undei
the most liberal construction of the laws
can ho given him. The American wil' '
claim with justifiable pride that if tin
system of criminal jurisprudence in hi ;
country is somewhat less rapid in its
operation , and moro magnanimous ir
its treatment of those subjected to it
than that of other countries , it is because
the American theory of justice is s <
broad and liberal as to give tin
fullest possible scope to the com
mon law principle that a per
son charged with crime is helc
to bo innocent until proved to be guilty
In no other country , certainly , is this
principle so thoroughly regarded as ii
is in this republic , and it is a commend
able fact duo to political institution !
which teach the largest respect for the
rights of all men in all circumstances
The alleged criminal is entitled to al
his chances of defense , without preju
dice from any source.
But it would bo a great mistake tc
say thst this proper prinqiplo' ; necessary
to protect the innocent us well us to se
cure exact justice to-tho guilty , is no
often grossly abused and so pervertcc
as to defeat justice. Almost every mar
has knowledge of some instance
in his personal experience where
the law's delay has resulted * in defeat
ing the law. The court annals of the
older and larger cities could furnisl
numberless examples , not a few of then
cases of criminality of the most heinoui
character. It is undoubtedly a faC
that there nro now hundreds of met
charged with crime "holding levees ii
jail" who ought to bo doing the state
some service in the penitentiaries. In
lluonco secures delay in some cases , ii
others the tardy course of justice is dui
to the indolence or some other fault o
those who are chosen to administer th <
law. Prosecuting attorneys put off a
long as possible the labor of securiiif
evidence that may bo had enl ;
with considerable difficulty , ane
popular lawyers obtain from in
dulgent judges the largest possibh
latitude as to time for the proparatioi
of their cases. The amenities and cour
teslos between bench and bar an
strained to the utmost , and in ono waj
or another the cour.se ot justice is im
pcded and retarded. It must bo con
fcssod , also , thati this depends ver ;
much upon the charuutor and prominence
nonce of the criminal in his class , am
this is the hardest reflection upoi
American justice. The fellow who i
able to command all the money require (
for liis defense has a vastly greate :
chance of holding levees in jail for in
cxtondoel period than the criminal win
is poor and helpless.
An authoritative ropeirt recontl ;
published regarding crime in tin
United States showed that it i
steadily Increasing at a rat <
moro rapid than the growth of popula
tion , and while ono explanation is in tin
fact that many foreign criminals fine
their wav into this country as olTorinj
an exceptionally rich field for theirdcp
rcdations , the fact that crime is not si
summarily dealt with hero as in mo
other countries must not bo ovorlookci
as another very important explanation
There may bo a measure of injustice ii
the London Journal's reflection on thi
American-method of administering justice
tico to criminals , hut it is well worth ;
of attention in view of notorious fact
supporting it and the knowledge thn
crime in this country is rapidly incrcuu
.ing. ' . ' ' .
' C. P. JIUKTINOTON' , the.unscrupulous
plunderer of the Central.Pacific road
making a tearful appeal to the house
over , will hardly bo found a serviceable
substitute. i
POINTS.
The Milwaukee Sentinel denies that then
Is any evidence at nil kiowlng that Wiscouslt
Is a Blatno state.
Tammany hall Is engaged in trying to maki
the state legislature abolish trusts and maki
them Impossible ,
Every week's unnecessary delay in rcduc
ing the revenue takes 13,000,000 unnecessary
taxes out of the people's ix > ckcts.
A Boston Post correspondent says outsldi
of Massachusetts the Now England delcga
tion to the dcraocration convention will bi
solid for Cleveland.
Illinois democrats talk Judge Julius S
Grlnnell as a possible candidate for governor
Ho was a prosecutor in the Chicago anarch
1st and boodlor cases.
The Llttlo Kock Gazette , the leading demo
crntlo newspaper of Arkansas , is an carncs
opponent of the Blair bill , which It sayi
"would thoroughly demoralize our school sya
tern.
tern."Tho anti-administration movement in Ncv
York state has not yet reached the sl/.o of i
split pea , " is the cruel way the St. Loul <
Post-Dispatch ( dcm. ) summarizes the 1J11
boom. i
The state of Georgia pays Its governor am
supreme court Judges only ? 3,000 salary , am
the Macon Telegraph wants the constttuttoi
amended so asto provide for moro Hbera
salaries.
W , W. Crape , William F. Draper , Gov
ernor Ames , Charles S Noycs and Congress
man Whiting arc already in the field as can
dldates , for the republican nomination fo
governor of Massachusetts.
Forging tally-sheets in Indiana Is less pop
ular than it was. It is a bad practice nnd oni
that is hurting the reputation of Ohio as wcl
as Indiana , besides it is n clumsy practice
reasonably certain to be exposed.
Attorney General Garland writes to an Ar
kausiis paper that ho will strictly adhere to i
resolution formed in 1SS3 that ho will not
under any circumstances , again bo a candi
date for the United States senate.
The Keoknk Gate City Insists that low ;
should send to the republican convention :
delegation solid for an Iowa matt for prcsi
dent. It suggests Justice Miller of the Unitci
States supreme court as a candidate.
The Chicago News says th'at if the Blai
bill , the Grand Array measures and the Ps
ciilo railroad bond schemes can bo pu
through and sojnoikind.of a war fomented
wo shall have a pt-jwiyul Irredeemable dcAi
assured. ' ! |
The Brooklyn Eagle says : Mr. Conkllng'
eplstlo loaves unsaid that which his countrj
men would be most interested in knowing
Has ho any political hopes or plans for th
future ? If he has , what are they ) Were h
Invited to take thon-clns would ho accept o
decline thoml ' '
Roscoe Conkllnnr oncfl'inoro announces tha
ho is out of politics. Ho says : "I have no
the faintest expectation of taking any pai
in the campaign of , this year. " This belli ;
the case , it would scarcely seem necessary t
consult Hon. Roscoo's preferences in th
selection of candidates ,
The whole belt of ' "states ' { n the wcsj , c
which Dakota is a part , are to bo low-tari
states. That is their inevitable tendency
Minnesota has already taken her stand then
Fobraska-has In effect Joined her. Kansu
will soon come In , and the movement is t
spread east through Wisconsin , Iowa an
Michigan.
The legislature of Louisiana will elect tw
United States senators next May. One o
thcso is to succeed Mr. Handall Gibsor
whose term will expire March 4,1S89 , th
other to succeeded Mr. James B. Eustlcc
whose term will cnpire Maach 4 , 1S91. Th
long interval between the sessions of th
Louisiana legislature makes it necessary t
elect both senators at once.
There nro two bills pending In congress t
change the time for opening the session o
that bo-ly. Mr * Hoar's bills fixes the date o ;
October 15. This would give the , longer
time for a session , but would keep congress
inon at Washington during the elections an
close of the campaigns , and would also cove
the holidays as at present. The other bll
provides for a session to begin January 1
This would skip the elections nnd holidays
but would leave much less time for wor
buforo.hot weather.
*
A Case of Ilctnllatlon.
SiimciTflft Journal.
Actors seldom go to church , but the mlnlf
ters really ought not to complain. They so
dom go to the theater.
Fully Qualified.
Chicago Herald.
A sporting paper , to bo edited by John I
Sullivan , is talked of In Boston. No on
would ever apply to this editor for a "corrct
tlon. "
Will Bear Politicians , However.
Loifttt Citizen.
The cost of the fences in the United State
is more than the national debt ; but the fene
will bear Interest , and cannot bo sold fo
moro than they cost.
A Itcal Oh out.
TJo.idm Gli > l > e.
There was a ghost In a coal mine at Unlor
town , Ponn. , Saturday. The ghost of famln
stalks abroad through the anthracite regio
to-day and puts all disembodied ghosts in tli
background. *
A Oloriotui hand.
Dclnilt Free I'm * .
In Italy no statement of account is sent t
a debtor until thrco months have passed , an
it is expected that ho will take three more t
look the bill over and sco'if ' it Is correct.
A
Chicago Jificii
Unless there is an improvement In Clncit
natl banking methods soon it might bo we
for the financiers of that city to brush up o
the rules laid down by Mr. Hoyle In his mai
ual on games of chance. ,
* j
A Fluniiolnr.
Chirac Iffet. *
A Now York man stole a barrel of whisk
valued at ? 100 and sold it for $25. Then h
spent the money In buying whisky. Wit
such ability as a financier it U strnngo tha
he should have c.scapeil bolng the prcsldci
of a Cincinnati banlc.
A Melaucholly Situation.
Kew York 'J'rlhwie.
A western critic of the democratic part
says that you never can toll whether it I
going to play the lion or the donkey. This I
not happily put. The late Edwin Forres
use-d to say ; "I pla-ay 'Loar,1 and I pla-a
'Othello1 ; but , sir , I am 'Hamlet. ' '
A Boon In any Event.
Tttai Sl/Mny * .
A Minneapolis Judge , in'pronouncing th
death sentence , tenderly observed ; " 1
guilty , you richly deseryo tjie fute thi
that awaits you ; if Innocent , It will be
gratification for you to ; feel that you wet
hanged without such cnmo on your con
science1. In cither case you will be dv'liverod
from a world of care. " '
Memory' * Picture.
. .
I RPO her now , the fairest thing
That over mocked man's picturing.
I picture her as ono that drew
Aside life's curtain and looked through
The mists of all life's mystery ,
As one looks on the open sen.
The soft , wldo eyes of wonderment
That trusting looked you through nnd
througli ;
The sweet , arched mouth , a bow not bent ,
That. sent Love's arrows swift and true.
That sweet , arched month ! The Orient
Hath not such pearls In all her stores ;
Not all her storied nplro-sct shores
Hath fragrance such as It 1m th spcut. '
I picture her as ono who know
How rnro is truth to bo untrue ;
As ono who knew the awful sign
Of death , of life , of the divine
Sweet pity of nil loves , all hatci
Beneath the iron-footed fates.
f picture her as seeking peace ,
And ollvo leaves nnd vino-set land ;
While strife stood by on either hand ,
And wrung the tears like rosaries.
I picture her in passing rhyme ,
As of , yet not a part of these.
A woman born-above her time ,
A woman waiting in her playo ,
WitlfpaUent pity on her face.
Her face , her earnest , youthful face ,
Her young face so uncommon wise ;
The tender love light in her eyes.
Two stars of heaven out of place.
Two stars that sang as stars of gold
Their silent cloiuionco of song ,
In skies of glory and of gold ,
Where God In purple passed along ;
That patient , youthful fuco of hers
That won a thousand worship | > eisl
That silent , pleading face , among
Ten thousand faces Just the ono
Tlmt I shall love when nil is done ,
And life lies by , a harp unstrung.
LAUOIl FKDEUATIOX.
President Gompers Talks to n tinrRo
Audience.
However antagonistic the views of Presi
dent Samuel Gompers. of the American Fed
eration of Labor , may bo to many of his fel
low worklngmen , there is no doubttlmfa
largo number of those in Omaha are in sym
pathy with him. The meeting last night was
a representative one , the auditorium of the
exposition hall being filled with members of
the various city unions , and It Is safe to hay it
never held a moro orderly or attentive audi
ence. Tlio arrangements were In charge of
n commiUeoof Messrs. Uidclt , Tanner , Noll-
ninnn , Anderson , Williard and Dillon , with
J. B. Schupp chairman , nil of those gentle
men being on the platform with the speaker.
J. H. Lewis was called on to preside , and
shortli after 8 o'clock the lecturer took the
lloor and spoke continuously for upwards of
two hours , choosing for his thcmo "Labor Is
the "Creator of all Wealth. " "If this prop
osition is true" said Mr. Gbmpcrs , the
question arises : How is it that those who
work the hardest have the leastof the wealth
while those who never work have It all I It
proves that there is soinctning perverse in
the economic system of the country. The
tendency of the times is to lower wages , to
increase the number of wage earners , and to
encroach upon the rights and liberties of
working peopleIt is owing to this tendency
that women , girls and children are employed
in the mills and factories , that the emplo3'ers
refuse to give a reduction of the hours
of labor , undjit Is about time that a halt was
called. The workingincn , however , were
entitled to but Itttlo sympathy , for they were
themselves to blame. When they allowed
their children to work they displaced so
Jnany men , who in turn came into competi
tion with themselves. To meet the emer
gency , the workingincn should organize
under the head of their respective
trades and not of workingmen.
Lot the unions of each trade liavo
a central ast > 4uibly in each city , ana these in
turn Have a state assembly , and then again a
national assembly. Then let the national
representative of each state meet in one
grand federation of labor , and take up the
cause of the working mun nnd women. The
Iron heel of the employing class wns on the
neck of labor , and they must organize to prevent -
vent it. So long as there was an In
justice , so long as there was a
grievance , so long ai there
was a wrong to right. So long there was
work for them to do , and not until the work-
ingmcn had establlshad a true fraternity
among nations and a federation of labor to
the world , would their work bo done. "
The speaker then announced his willing
ness to answer any questions that might be
put to him , but none were asked and tbo
mo.-l ing closed. Mr. G mpers leaves today
for Sioux City , where ho will speak tomorrow
row night. _
FOU , JEl'TKKSON SQUARE.
Nineteen Citizens Want the City Hall
Located There.
Last night at the Bank of Commerce pn
North Sixteenth street was hold a called
meeting of the citizens of north Omaha to
discuss plans for getting the city hall moved
to Jefferson Square. The only persons pros
cut w ro the following : Henry Osthoff ,
Captain O'Donahue , M. T. Murphy , Tom
Swift , John B. Furay , Joseph Redman , Prof.
Bruncr , J. J. Brown , Thomas T. Daley , U.
H. Walker , John Wigman , J. T. Corby Erick
Peterson , K. O. Backus , Ignace Shcrb , Au
gust Benson , St. A. D. Balcombo , Fred
Snock , Frank Dulono and Mr. Siovors. Mr.
Daly acted ns chairman and Mr. Slcvera as
.secretary. For two hours there was a ton-
era ! discussion distinguished mainly for its
dctlanco of parliamentary laws. The talk
consisted mainly by thebellttllngof Jefferson
square us a park nnd breathing spot , and
puffing It as a site for the city hall building.
A motion was finally mudo to appoint a
committee of live to draw up a petition to
present to the city council asking for a
special election for moving the city hall from
ts present site. Messrs. Furray , Brown ,
Swift , Hcdman nnd Slavers were appointed
and they presented the following :
Whereas , the point sclocted in the past for
the location of the city hall , appears to disap
point the expectations and desires of the people
ple , and a change of location to some point
moro convenient to thu business interests of
the city Is desired.
Kcsolvcd , That the city council in its
efforts in this direction meets our hearty ap
proval nnd support.
Kcsolvcd , That wo are opposed to the ex
penditure of further inonoy for the purchase
of any additional grounds at the present
time and until the people have had ample
time to discuss the matter f rcoly.
This was adopted , 'and a committee of
cloven wore appointed to draw up u scries ol
resolutions to present to the council next
Tuesday night. It was then agreed to ad
journ until next Monday night.
Ono Iiittlo Boy In School.
James Collins , a lad of fourteen yearn , who
'
has boon confined in the county Jail with 'two
others of equally tender years , charged with
burglary , was yesterday released on the
promise of hi * parents that they would edu
cate him in acollogo near St. Louis. Equally
satisfactory promises having been mudo In
the case of the two other boys , they , too ,
wore dismissed.
Ills Guilt.
John Coves , n rather prepossessing looking
boy of fifteen was arrested yesterday after
noon on the chargeof stealing notes and
inonoy from the safe of the Chicago Lumbot
company oftlco. The theft was noticed
shortly after the boy hud bcen-secn coming
out of the oftlco. The drawer , in which the
valuables were deposited , was discovered hid
under the sidewalk with the contents tin.
touched. The boy confessed the guilt upon
being arrested. _
Attempted Hulcido.
O , Patten , formerly n street car driver ,
made an unsuccessful attempt at sulcldo yes
terday morning , at his homo on Lake street ,
He used a revolver , and although ho mail'
aged to wouna himself the bullet failed to do
fatal worlc. It U sald'that the cnuro of the
Insane act is the conduct of his wife during
his absence from homo. Ho has .worried u
great deal over the matter , and finally tried
to end matters yeatorday by au attempt on
hi * own life.
WORK GOES ON ,
Over IO.OOO Paid Into the Boo'e
Horolno Fund.
THE REWARD FOR DEVOTION.
Encouragement From Vnrlonn Parts
of Nebraska Msts of tlic I-ntest
Contributor * The Itoyco
and Woelibccke Funds. .
From Teacher * nnd Scholar * . ,
Yesterday afternoon County Commissioner
Mount , at the request of the teachers iiml
scholars of the Fnrimin street school , forwarded -
warded fW.07 to Miss Lole lloyce , and $7.ftC
to Miss Lena Wocbbceke as their contribu
tion.
tion.County
County Superintendent of Education Bru-
nor received the following contributions yes
terday ; School district No. .T3 , Mrs. Emma
LoncRim teacher , for Miss Koyce $5. lit.
School district No. 4(1 ( , Hood's school , H. Eb.v ,
jr. , teacher , for Miss Koyco $8 ; for Lena
Woebbcche , fcJ-UU. Scliool district No. 10 ,
Miss Lnura A. Welch , toucher , for Miss
Hoycc , men. School district No. fi , Miss
Minnie Pratt , teacher ( primary department ) ,
for Miss Koyco * 1 : for Miss Wocbbecke , SI.
Miss Welch , of Rchoul district No. It ) , Is
the young lady who displayed such good
Judgment In keeping her children in the
school building and remaining nil night with
them on the memorable llHh of January. In
appreciation of these services Miss Welch
bus been substantially remembered by par
ents and pupils.
'The Churches.
OMAHA. Feb. U. To thcEditorof the BKK :
Enclosed please llnd check for frJS.SO , which
amount wns raised by Trinity M. E. church
last Sunday morning. As Miss Koyco sccma
to be the ono most In need oC assistance , it is
desired that the amount be divided as fol
lows :
Miss Koyco . 27 SO
Miss Shattuck . 50
Miss Freeman . v. . . . f > 0
Wo are clad to note that your appeal is be
ing rnspodcd to so liberally. May God speed
you In your noble work.
Ai.ciiunH. HnxiiY , Pastor.
The Heroine Athletic 1'crformntico.
The athletic entertainment given at the
Graridopera house lastcvcnlng for the benefit
of the heroines of the late terrible hlizrard
passed oft very enthusiastically and success
fully. In addition to n number of set-tos with
gloves by local and foreign pugilistic talent
there was a varied programme of bicycling ,
balancing , club-swinging , dumb-bell lifting ,
etc. A number of the performers of the Pco
pic's theutor contributed toward making the
programme Interesting , with a clever variety
bill. Among the athletes who took part in
the performance were Tom Chandler , Patsey
Fallen , Jim Sullivan , Prof. Hawley , Neil Mo-
Laughlln , J1m Lindsay , . Dan Dally , Toin
Kooney and Charlie Kundall.
The finances of the entertainment were
looked after by Mr. Southard and Mr. Sher
wood , who comprise the well known . real
estate firm of Sherwood & Southard. The
not proceeds amounted to Ml. 00 which will
be turned over to the Bin ; Monday morning.
A statement of the receipts and expenditures
is as follows ;
nncEirts.
1 Ticket at $1.00 . $ i.no
il'JTicKctsut ' .75 . 20.-J5
05 Tickets at . .M ) . 4r.50
UuTicketsat . ys.75
Total . " . . , , .f 100.50
Distributing dodgers . . $ 1.35
Bill posting . 9.00
Orchestra . IG.'i.T
Printing . : . 18.00
Total . ? 44.GO
It will bo observed that manager Jones
charged nothing for the house , and It must
bo remembered that it costs no little sum to
open , light and heat u great opera house like
the Grand. The orchestra was exceedingly
liberal and only charged half rates. The
8(11.00 ( will be divided among Misses Koyce ,
Woebbecko and Freeman as follows ; Miss
Uoyce & 7.GO , Miss Woebbecko f.'r.50 and
Miss Freeman JO.'JO.
i ; < l Rothery's Contribution.
Mr. Ed Uothcry , who so generously do
nated the receipts of liU sporting headquar
ters yesterday to the Bcu heroine fund ,
netted f25. A check for this amount , to be
added to the Lena Woobbceko fund , will bo
sent to the BEE Monday.
Schuylcr's Liberal Citizens.
ScnuYLEii , Neb. , Fob. 11. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] A benefit dinner and sup
per were given hero to-day , the proceeds of
which go to the Loio Uoyco fund. This en
tertainment was given by the ladies , ably
headed by Mrs. J. J. Uiley. The not pro
ceeds will be about 842. Mr. F. O. Kaiser is
also deserving of credit for what ho has
done. He not only helped In the entertain
ment , but ban been busy for some time so
liciting subscriptions , having raised 131 for
the Freenmn-Koyco fund and $22 for the
Shattuck fund. The schools have also
raised (25 for the Royce fund , making a total
of $120. This money will all bo sent to the
BBE fund in a few days.
Hoof and Horn Compositors.
SOUTH Osi UIA , Fob. 11. Some of the com
positors of the Hoof and Horn oftlco send the
enclosed amount , $ ' ! 85 , to be applied to the
Lena Woebbecko fund , The compositor who
is res | > oisiblo for the raising of this fund desired -
sired tlmt it should go to the orphan , whoso
way through life is always hard.
CojirosiTom Hooi ? AND Houx.
Millaril Hotel Contribution.
Mrs. Swobo and Mrs. Williams , at the Millard -
lard hotel , have collected $115 for the bcnolit
of the heroine school teachers to bo added to
the Bnr. fund. They request the HER to say
that the money will ho handed In Monday ,
ami assure the contributors that they have
not spent the money for now spring bounds.
lowu Friends.
Woonmxr , la. , Fob. 7. To the Editor of
thoBnn : Enclosed llnd draft for $18.50 to
bo divided equally between Miss Itoyco and
Lena Woebbecko. This amount was con
tributed by residents of this place and Is the
result of the efforts of Mrs. John Danforth.
II. M. BosT\vicKtCaahler.
A Itlhcrnl Offer.
SBWAKD , Nob. , Feb. U. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK. ] Mr. Shattuck authori/cs the
request that a portion of the contributions to
the Br.n fund since the death of his daughter
bo directed to the relief of sufferers in Holt
county , the same to bo distributed by a re
sponsible commiUeoof citizens of said county.
Mr. and Mrs. Shuttuck deslro to express
gratitude for letters and telegrams of sympa
thy , also for timely and generous financial
aid so unexpectedly given.
CAUOI.IM ; M. WOOWVAIIB ,
Vice Prca't Nob. W. O. T. U.
Notice.
Several lists of contributors have boon
emitted from this Issue owing to a lack of
spaco. Kach , however , will bo published. If
your list docs nut appear in this issue it will
bo published as soon as possible.
Walnut Hill H. and I. Co.
The Walnut Hill Saving and Investment
company at its annual mooting elected the
following board of directors ; Dr. S. D.
Mercer , Adolph Meyer , Henry Bolln , J. F.
IlorUmann and W. J. Mount. The company
is In prosperous condition and declared a
dividend of $100 on each lot , that being part
of the profits of last year's business. The
following were elected olllcers for the en
suing year : Adolph Meyer , president ; W.
J. Mount , vlco president ; H. liolln , treas
urer ; J. F. HorVmann , secretary.
IiUtH of Contributor * ) .
The BEE will acknowledge all contribu
tions through these oolumriH. All lists re
ceived , unlostt otherwise directed , will bo
published In full with the name of ovcry con
tributor. Those lints will be published as
soon after their receipt as space will per
mit.
THE UBXAWA LIST , .
Wlllard Bonawa , aged 10 years , sends to
the editor of the BEE the following amounts
which he has collcc.tcil for C nVi
Wlllaril flrtiawn.,1 IQ.llerife . . IUn. , . , .
Charlie Hoimvra. . . 10 Florvnco Uln .
Cash 10 . M. Iunion. .
lIiiMn Meyer. . . . . . 10 Mrs. I'
Agnes My r . - -
; i. -i-
Walter Meyer 10Ca u. , .
Axel Meyer I0r sh
Sum Meyer lOiNorman Kuhu. . . .
W.It. Homnn wrrash „ , M
( "ash 45Mrs. | Williams. . , , M
Ijtnrit .lornnnnon. lO ash. . . . . . . 83
. .
- ! -.i.
Mrs. Oursict'.i.
AnnloUursko 10John V. Flack. M - ;
Cash. . , . . aVltah „ in
CnMi i. lleurwn 100
Mr. * . Craw ford i. . .
Cash onnon. . . 15
CO
Cash . 05.Mrs. Anderson. . . . 10
Hobble rnmpbt > ll. in dish l no
Carrie Campbell. . in
Cash . . . is Total. . . . . . . 11375
Caeh . 10
IIV1IANT KStllXK ASM ) HO.sB CO.
Clms. Vlshrr . ' 1 m Kdw ard Andrews. GQ
Jnnles Hirhle . 1 OO.lmnes Oavln.T' ; (3 (
} WMleorifoHeed. . M
.lotmHci'cl . 1 i < l Tom ItosMte . U )
JohnHhrarnnn , . . . W.I. 1 1. Messer-smlth. 60
1' . II. Connive. . . . 00 IMTuytor . U )
H. K. Fry BO John Wells. . . . . . . . ffl
ir.U. Itynn . M J. C. flunkey . no
John Rehtmller. . . M ) ToM Molurmn . 1 Wl
Ij. ( J. McUrew . fie A. A. Ulbnon . 1 1
John Lyons . no W. M. Fleming. . . . 1 ( M
I. . T. Litton . NiT. II. MrMllllnn. . . W
1'nnjtiwick . no John u. wiilctt. . . l oo
John T. Adams . . . 50 .
August Munson. . . no Total . 118 CO
YUTA-N , NUM. , LIST.
H. Anderson . II one. W. Jamison . 100
flit ) . H. llrdffo . 1 U'ja ) ' . Srhnlx . 100
1'etrrM.VLnw . 1 ( M John Pc-hula . 100
Kdllnll . 1 ) > . ! . M. | { ed n . , 1 00
WlllUniMA Koch. . 1 UOJ. li.Ilatfleld . DO
K.A.Jcnkx . 100 -
F. llnnmmi . 100 Total . IK W
W.J. 1'auuicuUT. . II 00 ]
roVTAL CI.K11KS.
BI.UII , Neb. , Fob. 7. To the Editor of the
Br.n : The postal clerks of the Missouri
Valley ft KamdClty railway postoffloo and
its connecting lines recognizing that courage
and devotion , such as was manifested by thu
three Nebraska heroines in the great bli/j.ard
of Januury 12 , should bo suitably and sub
stantially remembered. We enclose postal
order for $1H , to bo given to Miss Koyce.
Contributors :
J. It. Mcl.unghlln.t MMJ. S. flurnee.HcrlU.
C. H.Mullln . 1 HO ArOakilnleUl'.O 100
C. II. Sargent . 1 tx.U. NiiMiu.Scrlbnor
C. Kennedy 1 00 St Oakdiilo U. I'.O 100
K. U. Viites t HO.W. J.Crow.CrelKh-
J. K. White 100 ton A ; Norfolk R.
Ceo.llaiiKK 1 00 | 1MI 100
F.K.Murray 1 00. F. W. Ftmis worth 1 oO
H. ttiitet , . . . I M ) |
, J. K. McLtuonux.
ciTuiss or nivoA. :
GnxoA , Nance Co. , Nub , , Feb. 0. To the
Editor of the BIE : : Enclosed pleasetlnd
draft for J30 from the citl/cns of Genoa ns a
substantial token of their appreciation of
the heroism of Nebraska's now far-famed
bchoolteachers :
A. Spear At Co. J 2 OO.n. A. Wlllard 1 00
'
IM' . Adams . . . . 1 ( KW. ] II. Wiuterbol-
11. 11. llulslev : a. ham 3 01
Francis Smith. . . . mr.Tolm If. SchmoefcO M
F. IIYouni * " ' 1' . llembncl bil
John Iluuhes M. V. Monrty no
12. V.Clurk F.I ) . Hlntuuu noM
Miss 11. M. John O. K. ( Jreen M
ston W Mrs. I1. A.Iltillen. . M
H , It. Chase 1 OU8. H.Aniler.siin. . . . 2 tig
IM. . Mi-Puydon . . iV ) Samuel KwliiR 50
I' . W. lleix 1 OO.ltobert YotniK
Ml-s ( iertrudeV. | . It.llollmitn. . . . M
1'nrton fiO.S. Ii. I Newman. . . . ! tt
Miss U.M.Abbott 1 K ) A. II. Hamey M
.1.1. . Itumey WJ. Davis ICO
A rrleml 25.W. 15. Wiiltou a 00
a.A.Mollln 1 m I'.K. Clark l oo
U. W. Wake SSO.WllHim ' ' ' ' ' ' " 1 2."i
J. A. Wllhud 1 OOA' | Netsell. . . ! . . . 25
Mus. S. Axnnitsos ,
Mus. G. WILLSON.
nni.t.EVUB , sun. , LIST.
Win. Kayser and | A. Wright 6 00
Dfi W. w.'VlarVliiV. i ' ? . * . . ' . . ! . " . ! ! ! ! ' . ! 75
i.n. itouuui aVcash no
fash i oo.q.a. . uetz , . lee
M. 1' . Lftuphlln. . . . 1 OJiW. V. Martin B ( M
Walter IJilllu 1 UOM. K. Lewis 1 00
F. v. ( irahnm 1 00 Mrs. McDermut. . 60
John Nolan W ) U Lodge 100
MM. Dastler no U. Preston HI
F.l. Lyman 2.1 A. Qi-rtsch
M. II. Hamilton. . SKU. A. Mitchell
Ceo. S. llurtcl. . . 2 Wil. 11. Stoiiller
Alpha Khumoy. . . HCnsh
T. L. Nolan H ) Itov. L. Lortgo
Cash. . . . 1000. K.Hover ? . . . , . .
F. A. LuuQhelnc. . . 1 00 II. K. Clarke.
IMwaril Low 1 00 KM f us Trent
! ' . Bllla no Cl.Joyce
L. 1 litlsrher , 2-i H.M. O'Neal
Dr. . CO Cosh
C. Patili-k COClius. n , Smith. . .
Sam l'ntter on. . . . 1 00 HelloChnpman. . . .
H , ' mi Jesse Hint
Sophia U'estfiUV. . Mury Itolund. . . . .
Nora Nelson Leta Led e. ,
llcrtll llrownlee. . . Kate Van TuyL.i
11.1. 1'addock 75 Wm. Iletz
lleUerue school II. Carahun
children 1 T > J. U. Maddox
Mr.Shelton
1'red Maddox Total 10300
The "Beo" Fund.
The present condition of the funds opened
by tne BEB is as follows :
Etta Shattuck 14.557 7l
Loie Koyco 2,815 87
Minnie Freeman C14 88
Weatphalcn monument fuiid 08 3 §
Lena Woebbecko fund 630 4Q
Cash to special fund 180 OQ
No Friends in Death.
The body of Pindra Vcmslaus , a friendless
Bohemian woman , llcsat , Barrett & Heafy's ,
If not claimed by to-morrow the remains will
bo turned over to the couuty for interment *
The deceased was aged thirty years.
Not Open.
Kama * Ofy Time * .
A correspondent in Nebraska writes
for full information about Oklahoma.
Ho nnd a party of friends propose to
muko n trip to that part of the Indian ,
or ritory.
Oklahoma is a rich body of land lying
in the center of the Indian territory. It
has plenty of timber nnd plenty of wator.
Our correspondent would enjoy a visit
thorobut ho would bottar stay at homo.
Ho mid Ills friends would bo driven out
at once us intruders.
All readers of the Times should bo too
well informed to muko mistakes about
the Htatun of Oklahoma. It is govern
ment land , but not public land. It belongs -
longs to the pcoplo and the people paid
hard cash for every foot of it , but the
people cannot settle on it cannot oven
visit it. The authorities have decided -
cidod that until congress changes
the laws thu Oklahoma country
must bo hold in idleness , bucauso the 1x3
iy a proinibo out not to use it , except tQ
nettle upon it friendly Indians and
freedmon' Congrchs has decided not to
put any more Indians on the land , and
'
there i's no way of bottling frccdmen on
it. ' So it remains ns a conspicuous proof
of how silly a nation can bo whou a
billy policy has once got started.
The pcoplo should not waste mon oy
nnd time trying to got admission into
Oklahoma. As a matters now stand qd
admission can bo obtained except by
act of congress and ovury man who desires -
sires a change ought to agitate for con *
grcKHionnl action. Our correspondent
might organize a movement in his own
'town ' or county , send letters nnd poti
tlonsto his congressman , gel his local
paper to take up the cause nnd then ,
como to the Kim bus City ormferonco.
Ho and all other persons whono oycs
turn toward Oklahoma should romem-
bar that it is not open to settlement and
will not bo until congress acts and when
congress docs act there is danger that
the action will bo of a sort to ixwtpone
the entrance of settlers for several
years. The Times advises everybody
to make a drive at congressmen and
stimulate them to interest in the ques
tion.
Concerning No Man's Land It may ho
said that while the soldiers do not in
to rf ore with entrance , no title to land
can ho secured us no land laws hay
bqen applied.
Manrico Grau has sailed for Europe. Ho
will go from Paris to HucnoHAyrcsinMarch.
to nrranh'o for the South American tour ol
Mmu. I'atti , which will btigin on April A and
cmbraco a Reason of four months. At tha
conclusion of this tour Mr. Grau will start
M. Coquelln In his trip , and uftor thl h
will manage ) Mme. B rnoardt' tour oi Ka-
rope and the world , ,