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TIIK ru&h of inferior cnttlo to the
markets during the past Benson has kept
the price of bcof at a low ebb nnd there
has been little profit in stock raisinp.
Good judges now confidently predict
better times for the cattlemen by u de
cided advance in price.
THE Pullman Palace Car company re
fused to pay taxes on its rolling stock in
Kansas and the controversy is now in
the United States circuit court. The
Pullman company has developed into
one of the closest nnd greediest corpora
tions in the country , and should bo
brought to terms.
SKKATOU SAIIIN , of Minnesota , is a
pronounced tariff reformer. Ho thinks
that u reduction sufficient to take cure
of the surplus will hurt no one , nnd that
as the experiment must bo made some
time , it might as well bo made at once ,
BO that wo may see how it works. This
expresses very well the general senti
ment of the west.
JAMKS THOTTKU , who succeeded Fred
erick Douglas as recorder of deeds at
Washington , thinks that his race would
faro hotter by dividing its vote between
the two parties. The colored man would
then bo courted and loved for the bal
lots ho couldcast. | Mr. Trottor'sconcop-
tion of political principles rests on the
basis of loaves unil fishes.
ST. Louis capitalists are said to have
taken the initiative for rapid transit on
the Mississippi by ordering the construc
tion of a stool steamboat. This , it is
claimed , will make the trip between
that city nnd St. Paul in half the time
required by the wooden boats now in
uso. An innovation of this kind has
long boon needed. River navigation
cannot hone to compote successfully
with the railroads on the old methods.
TIIEHE is a serious dispute between
General Sheridan and his mother as to
the place where ho was born. General
Sheridan insists that ho was born in
Albany , N. Y , , on the 6th of March ,
1831. His mother claims that ho was
born at Somerset , Ohio , on the Cth of
March , 1831. Mother and son agreeing
us to the data wo concede that the gon-
ornl's memory is good as to datos'but ns to
places wo should take his mother's
memory to be more reliable. She
ought to remember best where that lit-
3o accident happened.
OlTVCLKHK SOUTHAKD pretends to
bo very indignant because the editor of
the BKK mmlo the statement in his
recent speech before the hoard of trade
that ono of Southard's deputies , while
handling TJnclo Sam's mail sacks , had
taken out things that did not belong to
him. Will Mr. Southard call on Theron
N. Parker , florist , Boyd's opera house ,
Who was in the railway postal service
for thirteen years and in charge of the
mail cur in which the pilfering was
donoV If Parker's voracity is called in
question , wo will furnish the names ol
twp other men who wore in the postal
service when thoao irregularities took
place. By the way , irregularity is n
mild numo for appropriating things
passing through the malls , isn't it ?
HASCALI ; and his coparceners will
have to drop that scheme to bond the
county for $50,000 for grading in and
around the city. There is no law foi
bonding the county for such a purpose ,
and there is no law authorizing the com
missioners to do such work in this city
oven if they had a nurplus in the count )
treasury. There was a law passed throe
yours ago to authorize counties to lay
out , improve , and pave roads connect
ing with streets in cities of the ilrsl
class. Although this law was enacted
expressly for the benefit of Oiunha , it it
n dead letter now for the reason that il
applies only tocltics of the flrst classant
not to cities of the metropolitan class
Thanks to the interference with the
now charter by some of the legislative
boodlors and the Omaha contractors
the Douglas delegation was provontct
from perfecting all the laws relating U
this city and county. The Hugl
Murphys and their Ilk of contractor ;
now have their own reward. They hnv <
not only crippled this city in prevent
Ing the establishment of parks and
boulevards and other much needed improvements
provomonts , but they have blookoi
themselves in grading nnd puvinf
schemes , which the county was form
erly authorized to carry on. t
The prohibition party of Nebraska hns
held its convention and promulgated its
plnlform. There is a familiar ring and'
well-known spirit chnrnctcri/.lng the
declaration of principles which show it
to bo the work of practiced hands. It
warrants the inference thnt the party is
still dominated by the managers who
have buou in control for n number of
years , a fact upon which the party can
not bo very heartily congratulated. Wo
miss none of the usual platitudes , nnd
the customary arraignment of both the
republican nnd dcmocrntic parties iu ns
vigorous ns over. In nil respects the
.platform is just what was to have boon
expected from the third party , and per
haps for .thls reason lacks impressive-
ness.No state has given the prohibition
party n wider scope for the dissominn-
tion of its principles , nnd for bringing
about n practical application of toinpor-
nnco reform , than has Nebraska. Under
its high license and local option law
there is no obstacle to the adoption of
rohtbltion wherever in counties or
owns a majority of the people doslro it.
B.ut this has not satisfied the prohibi-
ionists. In Iowa nnd Kansas there are
itringont prohibition laws , and yet the
bird party in thosu states is not satis-
ed. It insists that prohibition cannot
> o made successful until the third party
s at the holm. In other woftls it must
mvo the political power. This is what
ts dissatisfaction means , nnd this is
, vhnt its lenders nro seeking. Thus far
ts efforts have resulted generally in
giving political power to the enemy of
,11 , temperance reform , the democracy.
As n third party the prohibitionists
omo into the arena fora light , and they
must not complain if they are handled
without kid gloves. They mny succeed
u defeating the republican party once
rnorp by withdrawing from it in close
lutes largo numbers of misguided voters
, vho imagine the mlllcnlum is at hand.
Such professed prohibitionists as John
B. Finch , who was , in fact , a democrat
a'borlng for democratic supremacy ,
may succeed again in inducing
republicans to leave their party
and by voting with the pro
hibitionists help the democracy. But
rational pcoplo , who sincerely doslro to
ossen and destroy the evils of the liquor
traffic , will e > oo no gain to the cause of
true temperance in democratic rule.
The prohibitionists of Nebraska have
bitterly denounced the attitude of the
democratic party with regard to torn-
poranco legislation , but they very
calmly propose to do all they can to
: teop the democratic party in the place
nnd power which it achieved through
prohlbitiottppropngnndists three years
Ago. And what is true of the third
party in Nebraska is equally true of it
n all the other states.
Too Much Secrecy.
Senator Teller of Colorado will gain
in the estimation of the country by the
position ho has taken in opposition to
the growing policy of withholding from
the pcoplo information relating to the
public interests , and particularly against
the star chamber practice of the senate.
The very brief reference to his speech
telegraphed is simply suggestive of
what ho said on this subject , respecting
which reform is so urgently demanded ,
but it cannot bo doubted thnt ho pre
sented the matter with his wonted vigor ,
clearness and courage. It is certainly n
theme which a senator who believes that
the pcoplo ought to know what their
representatives say and do under all
circumstances ought to bo ublo to talk
on with spirit and force , and the sena
tor from Coloradois , not lacking in those
qualities when the matter he talks about
commands his serious interest.
There is too much secrecy in govern
mental affairs to bo quite consistent
with our republican system , and the
fault is not growing less. So far as the
secret session practice of the senate is
concerned it is so essentially unropubli-
can that wo wonder any man having a
just appreciation of the character of
American institutions can bo found to
defend it. It is especially obnoxious
nnd roprchcnsiblo in the matter
of appointments sent by the
president to the senate for
confirmation , serving as it _ docs toon-
able senators , without incurring the
least responsibility , to gratify their per
sonal or political grievances and lit
erally to assassinate the character ol
private citizens from ambush. As to
the consideration of treaties , circum
stances may arise in which secrecy
would bo expedient , but those would
happen but rarely. As a rule the
pcoplo are entitled to know what com
pacts their government proposes to
enter into with other governments , and
to bo given an opportunity to express
their judgment regarding them. They
also have the right to know what those
who represent thorn in the senate think
on these as on all other subjects , to the
end that they shall bo deserved ! )
hold responsible for failure to act
agreeably to the popular wish. Wo are
not surprised that the defenders of the
secret session failed to successful ! )
answer the arguments of Mr. Teller , for
the practice is ono of .those usurpations
of privilege which cannot bo success'
fully defended in a branch of the Amer
ican congress. It is so clearly undomo-
crntic , so plainly hostile to the right ol
the people to bo fully informed regard'
ing all the acts and opinions'of then
representatives in their legislative ca'
pacity , that it simply cannot hayo an )
reasonable or plausible defense :
The taxpayers' mooting at the chuuv
bor of commerce will bo largely at
tended. Property owners and business
men are thoroughly aroused and in
tensely interested. They realize tlui
Omaha Is in the hands of reckless ant
dishonest men who are plunging the
city headlong into debt by collusioi
with contractors and public plunderers
But any attempt of Huscull and the
cohorts ot contractors to control the
meeting will bo resented as an outrage
and cannot fail to intensify public soil'
timont against the high-handec
methods which have characterized th <
course of a majority of the prcsotr
council since it oamo into power.
The mooting has been called by the
board of trade in the interest of goo (
government. The object in view is ai
.expression of sentiment by taxpuyinf
citizens ypon questions which involve
Omaha's growth nnd prosperity , and .tho
individual interests of each taxpayer.
Members of the council nro invited tb
attend this meeting in order .that they
may learn what their constituents de
sire 6r disapprove. If they attempt to
bulldoze the mooting into an endorse
ment of their conduct or If they propose
to throttle public sentiment by monop
olizing the time of the mooting with
personal harangues they will discover
to their sorrow thnt there are
more ways than ono to express
public opinion. Within forty-
cight hours the BKK can print
nnd bring within the heat-ingot the pub
lic the individual views of five thousand
tnxp'iyors. Wo cnn roach thousands of
men who will bo unable to find s lauding
room in the chamber of commerce. If
Ilatuall and his followers want to hear
themselves talk let them hire a hall.
The meeting of the taxpayers was not
called to hear them , unless it bo in re
sponse to questions on which light is
sought to be obtained.
WHAT is the street commissioner
doing now ? Why can't ho supervise
the cleaning of gutters nnd removal of
obstructions that have accumulated on
our business thoroughfares during the
winter ? Ho is paid to do Hiich work ,
but the council seems intorebted to have
this work done by the street swooping
contractors. The commissioner draws
$150 a month whether ho is idle oral
work. Ho can boss the spring cleaning
just ns well as Slnvon & Fanning , who ,
of course , nro allowed extra for such
work. At Indianapolis the street com
missioner docs the entire cleaning of
streets , while in Omaha .thousands of
dollars arc squandered on work that is
iropcrly among the street cotnmission-
r's functions and extras are voted
or cleaning wretchedly done or not
done at all. Lust bummerfor instance ,
ho street sweeping contractors were
illowcd pay for cleaning and sweeping
Dodge street , when in fact they did not
do the work nnd the chairman of the
board of public works refused to certify
, o the bogus claim.
Tin : citizens of Omaha nro nskod to
vote another $100,000 of sewer bonds at
i special' election next mon th. How
much of this $100,000 will it tak&to pay
'or the sewers that nro already"built in
violation of law ? What advantage will
t bo to taxpayers to load up with more
bonds to help the boodlors out ofthc :
: iole into which they have recklessly
plunged by creating nu overlap in the
sewer fund ? - . _
Other Imiuln Than Onra.
The policy of the British government
.n Ireland has. received some trenchant
blows in parliament , in the course of the
discussion thus far on the address in re
ply to the queen's speech , and it has
also encountered a vigorous exhibition
of popular disapproval.Tho public
greeting to the Irish prisoners in Loo-
don last Tuesday furnished ovorwh'olm-
ing testimony to the sentiment pf the
musses regarding the policy of coer
cion. So vast and enthusiastic a crowd
is not often seen every day m London ,
and the men who suffered hardship and
contumely at the hands of Brltlsk oflle-
ialb in Ireland were given such a popu
lar ovation as is only recorded to great
conquerors returned from their
triumphs. The accounts say
that at least ten thousand
men gave up their day's work and
marched along Piccadilly toHytldPark ,
"wearing of the green , " while many
women marched in the line with their
babes in their arms. It was nu occasion
to profoundly impress not only London ,
but all England. The discussion in the
house of commons has boon marked by
a generally discreet but determined
spirit on the part of thp opposition to
thegovernment. . The remarks of Mr.
Parncll on moving his amendment to
the queen's speech was a dispassionate
effort , but neither promised nor implied
any concessions. William O'Brien ,
however , was moro aggressive and did
not stop short of a vigorous denuncia
tion of the government's course , a task
for which ho had both the inspira
tion nnd the quallllcntions. Mr.
Morley has also done effective service
for the liberal cause in the commons ,
and altogether that cause has evidently
not lost ground. Meanwhile the repre
sentatives of the government manifest
no disposition to rccodo in the least de
gree from their policy in Ireland , but
on the contrary have shown a purpose
to extend this policy to its furthest
limit , it would seem with the design ol
exasperating the people -beyond on-
durunco and pushing them to revolt.
No other reasonable inference is possi
ble from the arrest of Irish members of
parliament in London , a proceeding
that might well excuse revolution and
would certainly produce it were the
Irish people not in a condition
of helplessness. The cabinet has
adopted the new local govern
ment bill , and this measure , which is
awaited with a good deal of interest
will probably bo reported without mucli
further delay. As it has been framed
to moot the views of the liberal union
ists , it is not anticipated that any diill-
cully will bo found in passing it. II
contemplates an advance in the direction
tion of democracy , and will , therefore
not bo pleasing to the extreme consorv
. - . %
The mantle of peace which Bismarcl
spread over Europe has not been dis
turbcd by any fresh alarms , and the con
elusion scorns general that no eorioui
difficulty is imminent. At a diunoi
given the members of the roichs
tug , Bismarck renewed his paciQi
assurances , referring to the utterances
ot some Russian newspapers as a symp
torn of a general desire for peace <
rather Inconsistent reference , by th <
way , in vlow of what ho had previously
said respecting his entire lack of conil
donee in newspaper statements. Never
tholcss Russia's military preparation !
go steadily forward , and It is not oas ;
for ono not behind the scenes to under
stand how Bismarck can continue t (
promise peacein face of the ovidonci
that Russia is pursuing a course whicl
can mean nothing but war , eventually
if not boon. The world is certainly dis
posed to accept the assurances o
the Gormau chancellor , chiefly 01
the score that ho. has the
power above every other mnn iri'Europo
to preserve the pence , but It must do JBO
with n nHsglvltiRas to whether he fully
means nil thntjuho says , nnd whether ,
like n merciful iirgcon , ho is not sooth
ing the patlcntfinto confidence nnd re
pose before nppljlng the knlfo. Obvi
ously Itussla bus a purpose to which she
Is most dotormlucdly devoted , nnd it is
a purpose which'J ' urbpo cannot permit
her to accomplish , nnd which it will bo
the cspccinl olllco of Germany to frus
trate. That purpose is the reviving of
nrestigo which in the eyes of the Rus
sian people is every day diminished by
what is going on in the Balkan penin
sula. Every war which Russia has un
dertaken in eastern Europe since 1815 has
hud for Its objects either the pushing of
the frontier nouror to the Bosphorus , or
the capture of Constantinople , or the
erection in the peninsulansntcmporary
expedient , of n series ot vassal stales ,
which would remain under Russian in
fluence until she was ready to swallow
thorn up. The wars of 1828 , of 1853 , and
of 1877 nil had thcso objects in vlow ,
nnd wore nil nt their close apparently
successful ; thnt is , they either wrested
territory from Turkey or weakened
Turkey so her final break-up would bo
hastened. What is making the present
crisis is the fact which is now becoming
perfectly plain to the Russian court and
nrmy , nnd that portion of the people
which rends newspapers , that all these
efforts-have been literally In vain. The
growth of Scrvia , Roumnnin , and Bul
garia under the fostering hand of Ger
many and Austria bids fair in a very
short time to put an end to the vision ,
in which the imagination ot every
patriotic Russian has revelled over
since Peter the Great , of a southern
capital on the Bosphorus , and a revival
of the eastern empire on u&culo of which
Constantine 'never dreamod. The
Russian public are only just now wak
ing up to this fact , nnd It Is probably
the most unpleasant fact in their his
tory , the first apparently Irretrievable
political disaster. The question , what
is to bo done about it ? is n knotty one ,
but it is ono which the czar's advisers
nro probably every day naking them
selves. Why troops should bo concen
trated in midwinter on the Austrian
frontier is , of course , unless homo action
was in contemplation , hard tosuy , but it
may bo that it was simply duo to that
necessity for doing cvon mean
ingless things in times of per-
pluxity to which puzzled pcoplo resort to
relieve their nerves or gain time tor
thought. The conclusion which delib
eration is surcfeto bring in this cuso ,
however , is that kunlcss the war ends in
subjecting the whole Balkan peninsula
to Russian rule or Russian influ
ence , it will have been waged in vain ,
nnd probably the czar has no counsellor
bold enough to tell him that any such
result mny safely bo looked for. It will
not do , when it is over , to turn to his
subjects nnd teU. thein that they have
at least lost nothing. On this occasion
ho would have to show them what they"
"r * * N
After'giving prqralBO of a healthy ro-
forin n its system 3f govern'moTrj JKpaa
has most unexpectedly jlakon 'the > back
traek'and thcro arc 'nowTindicntions of
a return to n poltqy of absolutism moro
oxtrcm6 than over. At tufe end , tof 1835
Japan crowned the series revolutions
begun in 1808 by apparently eliminat
ing the Asiatic features of her govern
ment. The triple premiership common
to China , Coroa and Nippon was abolished
ished , several courses of official inter
mediaries between the throne and the
pcoplo were removed , 8,000 unnecessary
olllcc-holdors were discharged , and her
ministers of state were appointed byand
made responsible to the mikado. Young
men educated in Europe or America
were made the chief executive servants
nnd close councillors of the emperor , who
became moro than over an actual ruler.
All this was in the direction of healthy
reform and in the spirit of the revolution
of 1808 , as embodied in the oath of the
mikado to form a government based on
public opinion. The closing days of
1887 , however , have seen a different
nnd disappointing state of affairs , On
the UGth of December , like a roar of
thunder , followed by a flash of light
ning out of a blue sky , an imperial re
script dated December 25 was published.
It laid a ban on all secret societies and
assemblies , and authorized the police to
put a stop , without recourse , to open-
air meetings. With the sanction of the
minister of homo affairs they were to
warn away , deport or imprison all sus
pected persons living within eight miles
of the palace. To the cabinet were
given full powers to "proclaim districts
imperilled by popular excitement , " and
practically to put the whole body of the
people therein under martial law.
There has ensued a policy of coercion
and proscription of the severest
kind , and it is apparent that the
prospect of Japanese absolutism becom
ing a constitutional monarchy , or her
people having any real share in the
functions of government during this
century , arc no\YjJxccedingly $ romoto.
No doubt the advisers of the emperor
have the right 2o protuct themselves ,
knowing their dangers. Still , so long
t as such mothodtf1 are oven supposed
necessary , it is an idle drenm for Japan
ese to imagine tn'jit western govern
ments will yield their oxtra-torritorinlty
claims , or allow their citizens to come
under such risks. ' cTho best friends ol
Japan can but * liopo that the recent
measures are tho' result of overstrained
nerves , and wilj'ljy ' their authors be
allowed to fall into "innocuous desue
tude. " If , however , such acts are ro-
pcatod , the world will not bo deceived
as to the real character of Japan's much-
boasted "civilization. "
Lord Dufforln , who has just resigned
the ylcoroyaltyof India , has had along ,
and in many respects successful , diplo
matic career. As viceroy of India his
policy was conservative , especially in
his dealings with Russia over the dlS'
puted Afghan boundary. Still , if ho
had boon properly backed up by the im
perial government ho would doubtlosf
have permanently manned the Afghan
frontier with Indian troops. This
under the circumstances , hn could not
do ; and the spanning by Russia of the
Oxus with a railroad , while the Indian
railroad to Cuudahar remains uncom
pleted , has given the former power n
great advantage. In truth , the Situa
tion is such ns will call for the oxcrciso
of great nbllity on-tho part of. his suc
cessor , Lord Lnnsdowno.
A French traveler states that great
preparations nro in progress in Snlonlca
to mnko it n commercial port nnd con
nect it by railroad with the main Euro
pean lines. * The French nnd Austrlnns
are particularly busy in perfecting ar
rangements for their steamship lines to
2gypt and the En&t Indies , the Aus-
rlans evidently bolng of : the opinion
, lmt they will soon have possession of
.holr long coveted outlet by water , the
ivny to which was conceded to them by
, ho Berlin treaty. Russia meanwhile ,
ihut out by Bulgaria , must stand by
nd witness these operations , 'though
iho had to bear the burden of the war
ivhlch resulted in such valuable con-
essioii to her rival.
Gcorpo W. Cable has startedou a lecturing
our tliroiiRh the west.
IJcrry Wall , "tho king of the Now York
dudes , " has nu income of0,000 n year.
Allan Arthur , son of the Into ox-prcsidcnt
s iircparhig sonic memoirs of hla father.
The lately executed anarchist , August
Spies , is said to bo writing letters from the
M. Demctrlas ScliiHzzi , an eminent Greek
merchant , hits promised to erect a statue of
Lord Hyron nt Athens.
Silver hns boon found on land owned by
Mrs. LiuiRtry in Nevada. The Ltly should
iuild a fence around that land at once.
Ex-CoaClnnan Hulskatnp threatens to com
mence suit against Bunker Moroslni for
iemUinj ? the nflfjctlons of Ills wife.
Douglus Grant , brother of the famous
beauty , Miss Adclo Grant , has been ap
pointed a messenger to the navy department
at Washington nl a salary of $830 u year.
The Key. Charles Hall , chairman of the
committee in chnrgo of the Ilccchcr statue
fund , reports that over (31,000 is already sub
scribed of the 135000 required to erect the
MIntstor-Phclps hns accomplished n great
work lit the court of St. James. Ho ims suc
ceeded in having knco-brccchcs abolished at
court ; receptions so far as tuo American lo-
atlon is concerned.
Not n line of General Sheridan's book on
the civil war lias yet been written. The book
will bo started on its way to the | publisher in
the spring , nnd the general ho ] > cs to have it
ready for the public by October.
Objector Holmun is the greatest chowcr of
tobncco in congress. The moro ho is annoyed
the more ho chews , nnd whenever IM thinks
deeply , or thinks ho is thinking , his angular
Jawa go up and down likeu chopping ma
chine.- , '
Charles Crocker , president of the Promon
tory Cattle company , of Utah , hns consum-
natcd a dcul by which his company secures
30,000 head of stock cattle , to bo turned upon
their immense ranch of over 1,000,000 acres
near Salt Lake.
The Ilov. Mr , Lloyd was asked to preside
at the meeting of the Nineteenth Century
club In New York , in place of Colonel Ingcr-
sell , but ho declined , on , the plea that he net
thcr wished to serve as the colonel's substij
tute In this world or in the next.
William Preston Johnson , son of the Gen-
eralJohnston who died at .Shiloh , is presi
dent of Tulare ( Cal. ) university , nnd n
Shnkspcarcun expert. Ho has not a single
hulr on his head or faco. Even his eyebrows
and eyelashes have disappeared.
A. J. Snoll , the millionaire murdered by
burglars at his homo in Chicago , tramped
into Cincinnati , some tlmo in the forties , pen
niless and discouraged. Ho became agent
for u clock manufactory , and peddled time
pieces in a wagon through Indiana.
Miss Maria A. Brown , of Boston , is in
Washington on an interesting mission , She
wishes congress to appropriate $50,000 to pay
the expenses of herself nnd other antiquar
ians while they hunt through thel ibraricrs of
Eurox | > for proof that Lcif Ericsson discov
ered America about the year 1000 A. D.
Balance of Trnrio Coining Our Way.
The American system of banking is to bo
introduced into Canada. Wo may now look
for a huge influx of cashiers nnd presidents
from over the northern border.
Huntlngton'fl ICarly Blunder.
\ \ ' < isMi\'jton \ Ci-llle.
Mr. Huntlnglon testified that ho began
business life us u boy on a farm at$7 n month
in Connecticut , and at the end of the month
ho had the 7. Knowing Mr. H. ns wo now
; now him , it is a wOnder that he didn't ' have
the farm too.
A Touching Hpuctnolo.
The number of ambitious statesmen who
are industriously pushing their presidential
booms , now that Mr. Blaiuo has declined the
nomination , is something amazing. And it is
touching to note that they all "regret" his
refusal to bo "the party' * standard bearer. "
Will somebody please whisper "Hats ? "
A. Conscientious Juror.
"Judge , " said the juror with the high fore
head , upon whom the hopes of the prosecu
tion for a righteous verdict hnd chlolly
depended , "the lawyers hez quit talkin1 now ,
on' before wo take a vote on this tiling
amongst ourselves I would bo much oblcegeci
if you would toll mo what all this darn fuss
is about , anyhow. "
A Missouri Financier.
A Missouri farmer learned that the grand
fury was about to indict him for working on
Sunday. He didn't try to evade the charge ,
but on the contrary had his four sons sum
moncd as witnesses against him. Ho was
lined $1 and costs , a total or $ . " > . But as the
mileage and witness fees of hisj-sonsamnunlci
to 10.40 , the family cleared $5.40' on the
I Bide My Time.
Ella Winder IVllcor.
I bide my time. Whenever shadows darken
Along my path , I do but lift mlno eyes ,
And faith reveals fair shores beyond the
And through earth's harsh , discordant
sounds I narkcn
And hear divine inusia from afar ,
Sweet sounds from lands where half in ;
loved ones aro.
I bide I bldo my time.
I bldo my timo. Whatever woes nssail mo ,
I know the strife is only for u day ;
A friend waits for mo further on the way
A friend too faithful and too true to fall mo
Who will bid all life's jarring turmoil
And leave mo on the realm * of pcrfcc
I bldo I bide my timo.
I bide my time. The conflict of resistance ,
This drop of rapture In n cup of pain.
This war of tear , of body and of brain ,
But ( its my spirit for the nowuxistcnco
Which waits mo iu the haiipy by ami by.
So coma what may ; I'll lift my eyes am
flood's Snrsnparilla is peculiar to its
self and superior to nil other prepara
lions in strength , economy and medi
THE GOOD 'WORK GOES. ON
Over | 0,80O Paid Into the Boo'o
THE REWARD FOR DEVOTION ,
Encouragement From Various I'nrts
of Nebraska Lists ol * ( he Imtcst
Contributor * The Itoyoo
nnd Wocbbccko Funds.
Tito lloll of Honor.
l.OIR 1IOYCI1 TUMI.
Vmount previously reported 13,214 43
/"irst / Cong , church. Aurora , Neb. . . 3 lit
.J. P. employes. Sidney , Neb 37 ! 2fl
Cash , Council iUuffs 1 00
Iraco E. Dayton's list . ' 1 STi
vity engineer department 7 50
Citbens of Western , Neb 23 'Jo
Y. M. C. A. , Hastings , Neb ! il M
incmen of Omtiha. fi'J ( X )
[ tulloiinln , Neb. , citl/cns 2475
Klsiiic Star lodge I. O. O. R Occola ,
Neb ; 800
O'Neill Neb. list '
, , 1'J 00
Dead wood , Dak. , 1007
Total $3,417 87
LENA WOlIUnnCKB FUMI.
Previously reported f OJS 87
First Congregational church , Auro-
rora. Neb 2 12
Juvenile mission society , Atchlson ,
Kansas 1 00
Congregational Sunday schoolBlair
Nob. : : : : 2.w
Grace E. Dayton 1 i > 5
Hiaing Star lodge , I. O. O. I)1. ) , Os-
ceoia , Neb 5 00
Citizens , David City , Neb B7 0
Total $ 10301 *
MIN.NIB FHKKMtN 1'UXU.
Amount previously reported $ 002 03
J. G. Howard , Ivydnlo , N. , T 5 00
Clllruns Indlunohi 855
Deadwood , Dak. list 5 33
Tolal $ 08181
Tim CllIMlHKN'S I'UND.
Previously reported $ 100 3S
Total $ 10033
The Kttn Htmttitck Fundw.
The present condition of the Etta Shot-
tuck fund is ns follows :
Previously reported S 4,050 51
Citizens of Indiauola , Neb 23 85
Total $4,030 30
Hychccksent Miss Shattuck 3.752 01
By cash ou baud 82835
Total $4OSO 30
Tlio "Bco" Fund.
The present condition of the funds opened
by the BET. Is as follow. ' . :
LoloRoyco 8,417 87
Lena Woebbecko fund SK > 8 04
Minnie Freeman 03181
Wostplmlen monument fund 10039
Etta Shattuck 4,08030
Grand total * . $9,878 40
Lists of Contributors.
The BKF. will acknowledge nil contribu
tions through these columns. All lists re
ceived , unless otherwise directed , will bo
published In full with the name of every con
tributor. Thcso lists will bo published as
BOOH after their receipt as space will per
M. E. LAniEs's SOCIAL.
VALPAUAISO , Neb. , Fob. 18. To the Editor
of the BEE : Enclosed please find draft for
$33.50 , to bo equally divided between Miss
Loic Itoyco audL cna Wobbcckc. The con
tributors are as follows :
E. n. Phelps $ a 00 J. II. McCoy r >
II. F. Rtanton SOO Wm.Oenin
S. K. Emerson. . . . BOD IC. . Conklln 5(1 (
lU-v. C. W. Httila- W. T.Craven. . . . 1 00
wuy 100 .T. K. Vnndlmark. .
J.K.Kvcrs 1 00 Wm. Taylor 25
T. K. McDonald. . . I OO'J. ' K. Snindern 00
W..I. Collins 1 00 Ham Chestcrflolu. . 60
II. It. Hughes 1 00 U.V. . liamcs 25
W. W. Carter. . . . . & 0i A. O. lloams as
H. II. Wntson 1 OO.d.A. . CrartH 100
( J. S. Alien 1 00 K. A. Scovlllo 200
U.K. Klcu CbE.Hench 60
It. K , Johnson 2 00 A. Johnson 100
Carrlo Emerson. . . 1 00 I'ooksnllT
II. U. It. Webber. . 1 OOlF. II. Hlco
K. M. Mongol 60 J.I' . Miller
O.Jl. Iynn 2T > John Hlxon
O. J.Kvers 100 John lloull.
ChaH. Plenums. . . . 60 Mrs. it. K.Johtibon
A. O. Olttsburu. . . 60 Cash.
A. frleml 61) )
A friend 60 Total 13360
II. V. llarrett Si
n. A si CAK nci'Aiitniis.
II. F.Tiirner tl OO.C.O.Coleson $ fit )
Hobert Nelson. . . . fjOA. , Jiinacn 60
O. P. Youugqulst. 60 Carl Borenson. . . . . 60
C. Fisher 60P. , J. KroiiKh M
HansSorcnson. . . . no.Crlst Illck 50
Andrew Olesoil. . . . DO.UusUrau. . . 50
J.C. Hanson TO Sam Johnson CO
1) . Hyun Wl'Jolm ' Mlrhelson. . . . 50
J.Jacnbson fflOeorKOPlckrel. . . . no
Mike Lomlcka. . . . f > 0C. Sehencrniaun. . . 60
Win. Hill t 50C. , SI. Wllhensou.J 50
H.C.Allen 50 Chasles H. GUsen. 1 00
H. F. Kirk BO a. I ) . Cheesbro. . . . 1 00
Jerry Cronln 5fi H. H. Hrown 50
James II. Kirk BOO. K.Kverett >
C.Homellous Rl.Chlppo Heed 50
n-ank Morris CO'J.llarron ' 50
J.J.Hank HFred ) Hays no
T. YounR BOln. L. Kllley 50
Pat Maitlll nOiW. K. Huffer 50
UeorgeU'Micl 50 Jack Lansing 50
Jcrryltunnn 50 ] Total 12325
By Laura and Ella Emkens for the benefit
of Lena Woobbccko :
Laura and lilla ICalllCounsman. . . 100
Kmkens 2.'iJ eorgo Kurtz >
J. L.Comvay 8.1 Cash 5
Miss Kate Orecn. . ai Cash ' . in
Cash 5flrash | 10
Mrs. Mahoney STiCash fi
Cash fill. II..cash 2. " .
" Suuiitlors li'i
Cash. . . . , . . . . . . . . . 10
Total 8 8 85
To the Editor of the URE : Enclosed you
will find postal note for ? 3 , which amount was
raised by two little girls and a boy , of the
Q street school :
NAMES , AQE.
WlllloWll9hlre.il. . . . . $145
Viola KobetU-h , " 1 10
LcnnFister , 12 , 45
SrnixnriEi.n , Neb. . Feb. 13. To the Edi
tor of the UHK : Fncloscd please find check
for $13.3' . ' , which apply on the UEU'S hcroino
fund as follows :
J. M.Erncll J3 7jGeorge ! Hum ICO
Prof. 8. S. llabb. . 1 00 Captain J.D.Bpcar-
J.T.Sex.son 103 man 3200
Dolora K. Wllklns. 1 < ) ' . ! . T. Kexson 1 in
Frleml , 2T > C. F. Calhoun 60
Mr. Kvans IDil. I , . Freeman . . . . 21
Urcy Miller lo\Valtcr | Urlskoll. . . 23
I'Ul'ILS Of THE Hl'HlNGriUU ) SCHOOL.
Delia llrown OIIKmmct Qulnley. . . 10
MunileBweetcii. . . ot ! Myrtle Leech 10
CynthiaHpearmsn U" > Olllo SnodgrasH. . . 0"
Uerthu Spearman 10 Lettio llruiison. . . . 10
Mabel Spearman. . In'Ilnrry ' Ailair 10
Minute ( lamblo. . . 15 Anna McDonnell. 0.1
Ethel Satsch loNcllle | MrHnnnrll. . U5
DELOIIA E. WH.KINS ,
COXDL'CTOHS rilEMOXT , IU.KIIO11V A MI8SOUIII
VAAI.EV KAIUIOAI ) .
Conductors of the Fremont , Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley raihvay'doimtion lo the Loio
Itoyco relief fund :
W. F. Look , sup- | K. E. HOKKH I 3 00
erinti-ndent J30JN. It. Hamilton , . . 2 00
D.M.l'hllblasup F. H.Nowell 200
erlntendent SOO R. W. Illlss 8 00
T. L. Searlojf.tralu- S.O. Ooodnmn. . . . 200
master 2 CO A. M. Thorndlke ,
C. H. linker 2 U ) yardmuvtur SOO
T. I1. Hobbe 2 00V. . H. McUlnnls ,
H. A. Hobba 2 DO cashier 209
W. H. Cooley. . . . 8 OO.N. F. Cheney.
I1. C. Hoops 300 agent , . 103
W. it. O'Neal. . . . 200J. H. Uroatch.
J. N. Hrewer a CO agent 10)
(1. T. Hover 2 00 W. Hlsley , news
I ) . A.WUher 800 _ agont. . . . . . SCO
W. IMlallup 2 OOThoH. Nichols , en-
A. 0. Fuller 200 glnecr 103
M. lorey SOOGeo. McDonald ,
C. A. 1'etorson. . . . 200 nrcman 100
F. MCrouch 2 00 It. Ioremerchant 100
J.M.Tarter 2 0) K.Dore , merchant 100
A VOUNO rOVTUUIUTOIl.
OMAHA , February 18.To the Editor of the
OKI : : Enclosed nnd tl.25 for the Luna Woob-
bccku fund. 1 am only sixteen months old ,
bull want to add my mlto , for I think enl rl ,
never begin too young'to help th needy. . A
OI.IVKU WILLIAM EI.DRIDQK *
THR rnir.xD , KICK. , Rcnooi.s. .
To tho'Edltor of the Urn ! ' Enclosed find.
draft for (7.89 for Lonn Woobtocke , rained In
the different departments of the Friend
schools ( not Including the hlgn room ) as fol
follows : First primary $1.71 , Mary Proudflt ,
teacher ; seoond primary fl.t3 ! , Evn Kcllogfr ,
teacher ; flrst Intcrmcdlnto $1.40 , Mny Dor
wnrt , teacher ; second intermediate $1.22 ,
Hose Hurlbrost , teacher ; 11 grammar | 2.10 ,
Edith Eurlo , teacher.
OLEXA FisnacsoK , A Pupil.
HOLLAND 1'OST 75.
CIIETK , February 13. To the Editor of the
HKK : Enclosed find draft for * 2tW. % amount
raised nt the oyster supper plvcn by Holland
post No. 75 nnd woman's relief corps for the
bciicllt of MlssJOttn Shnttuck.
W.v. L. LuvELt , Quartermaster.
TOI < D HIM"TO GO.
Tlio Wny Iowa Commissioners Get Rid
nf Tlielr Paupers.
A giant of man and woman , together
with their little daughter , have boon haunt *
Inft the county commissioners and pursuing
the city authorities for the past few days
with tales of woo and suffering. The man
says his name is Sam Warren , and If ho la to
bo believed ho must have had an exciting
tlmo with the county commissioners of Spirit
Lake , In. Ho alleges that ho moved thcro
from Omaha last July , and remained there
long enough to gain n residence. Scouring
employment nt pressing hay ho continued at
it until ho was compelled to desist owing to
the Illness of his wife. What little money ho
had saved was Hxjiit | in buying medicine and
in the supx | > rt of his family. During the
cold spell ho applied to the commissioners far
coal and was given 500 pounds. When
this was exhausted ho again sent in an ap
plication for more , and in turn was refused
and given n written order to leave the county
within n fortnight. The commissioners main
tained that ho was n resident of Omaha , nnd
Insisted ho should return. To this proposi
tion Warren objected , but the edict had pone
forth and ho had to go. Ho was assisted with
railroad tickets to Omaha for himself , wife
and child , nnd the freight was paid ou his
household effects. Thursday the trio , "broko"
in pocket nnd homeless , told their story to the
county commissioners hero and demanded
shcltor for themselves and their furniture.
This ropiest was denied them , nnd the com
missioners wanted them to go back to Spirit
Lake- , agreeing to pay their passage. Warren
refused to accept the offer , went away in high
feather , and was yesterday busying himself
in trying to secure relief of the city au
nnATii OF MAJOU TEnitRLT..s ruirnnTBn.
The many friends of Colonel nnd Mrs. C.
M. Terrell will bo pained to learn that u tol- , . I
egrnm was received from him tin"I
nounclng the death of their beloved nnd only t\ \ \
daughter Nellie , wife of Lioutcimnt Gcorgo '
T. liartlott , Third artillery , U. S. A. , professor
ser of mathematics nnd military science nt
the military academy , Chester , Pa. Colonel
Torrc-11 left Tuesday evening for Chester , on
receiving news of her dauporous illness , but
did not arrive in time to see her alive. The
remains will bo taken to San Antonio , Tex. ,
Yesterday n man named John Dennett , ; 'j
aged forty-five years , died , after n short ill
ness , at St. Joseph's hospital. Ho had been
for several years ono of the most experi
enced section foremen on the Kansas City &
St. Joe railroad. The funeral took place in the
afternoon at 1 o'clock from the hospital , the
remains being buried in St. Mary's ceme
tery. Bennett , it is claimed , had enough
money to defray the expenses of his funeral ,
but it is asserted that ho had loaned mouoy to
friends of his In this city who now repudiate )
nonrrt of Public Works.
The regular weekly meeting of the board
of public works was held yesterday after *
noon. All the members were present. Tha
final estimate of the Northwestern Novelty
works for furnishing nnd setting ninety-fivo
iron street signs at $1.35 each , malting a bill
of fH38.S5 , was allowed. The bill of $104
from C. L. Davis & Co. , for building a watch
house on the Sixteenth street viaduct , which
was referred to the board by the city council ,
Licensed to Wed.
The following marriage licenses were is
sued yesterday by Judge Shields :
Name and Residence. Age.
j Hans Huff , Griner , Neb -JO
( Anna Ospcr , Millurd , Neb 21
i Joseph J. Buftlngton , Honey Crook , la..S3
( EllaPruott , Honey Crook , Ia. . 17
j William Walburn , Omaha 2(1 (
| AnnioP. Reese , Omaha 23
SCALY , ITCHY SKIN
And all Scaly and Itcblng Hklii and Scalp
Diseases Cm eil by Cullciira.
I'sorlnsls , Eczema , Tetter , Itlugworm , Lichen ,
Pruritus Scall Head , Milk Crust , Dandruff , llnr-
liars' , Ilakcrs' , Grocers , ' and Washerwoman' *
Itch , and every Hpecloxontclilnp , llurnlnc.Scnly ,
Pimply Humors of the Bkln , Scalp and Ulood ,
with Loss of Hair , are positively cutod by Curt-
ctntA , the event Hklu Cure , and Cimc'UllA BoAP ,
an exquisite Skin liciiutmer externally , ami
CimcuiiA. KKSOLVISNT , the new Illood rurlller
Internally , when phyitlcluiu ami all other reuie- ,
dies fall. <
PSORIASIS , OR SCALY SKIN.
T , John J. Case , D. D. 8. , having practised tltl
dentistry in this county for thirty-five yearn J
and being well-known to thousands hereabouts , '
with a view to helping any who are allllcted as I
have been for the post twelve yearn , testify that
the CUTICDRA KKMKD1K8 cured me nf 1'sorlaslH ,
or Scaly Hklu , in eight days , after the doctorn
with wnojn I had consulted gave mo no help ol
NE TONN.J. jJOHN J. CASE , D. I ) . 8.
Your CuTictmA HEMEniKS performed a won.
an old gentleman of seventy yearn of go , who
suffered with a fearfully dlHtrciwini ; crup.
tlon on his head and fuce , mid who had tried all
remedies and doctor * to tie ptirpono.
TKXAKKANA , AUK. _ J. F. SMITH * CO.
niTSTPANFU.Ij OF SCALES.
II. K arpmiter , Hendorbon , N. Y. , cured ot
. SlS or Leprosy , of twenty years' standing.
by CIITICUKA HKMKDIKS , The moat wonderful
cure on record. A dustpanf ul of hcales fell from
him tlaliy. Physicians nud his f rleudti thought
ho muHt die.
ECZIOMA RADICALLY CURHD.
For the radical euro of an obstinate rosoot
ficzema of long standing , I give entire credit to
the CiiTiciniA HKMF.DIKW. ,
K. 11. 1UCHAHD8ON , New Haven , Conn. ,0.
Bold , everywhere. 1'rlcc ; CimpunA. 60c : BOAP. '
ffiio ; HKSOI.VKNT , II. Prepared by the POTTKU
DlIITO ANIlCMKMICAf. CO. , llOStOll , Mass.
ftf-Scnd for "How to Cure Hkln Diseases , " Oi
pages , tu Illustrations and 1UO testimonials.
MI'LKS. black-heads , chapped and oily bkln
_ prevented by CimcintA MBIIIUATBII HUAV.
OLD FOLKS' PAINS. | j
1'iiH of romfort for all Pains , In-
Humiliation , and Weakness ot tlio
Aged Is the OimctniA ANTI-PAIN it
fee l'i.tSTKii , the Ont and only pain-kill- J ]
bUeiiKthlng .Plaster. New , iuslautaneoua " 1 ]
are Kidney and liver diieam , and
wbtn onot they have leenred a firm i
bold on the human i yiUm there ii t
no tine to be loit if Ufa is to bo
saved. Many remedies have been II
tried , but none have been 10 suo-
eciifal ai Ath-Io-pho-roi. Many un- j
colioited teitimonlals have provei '
has cored theia
diieaiii when pnyiieians and all
other remedies had failed. Back
ache , pain in the tide , dullneii ,
wearinen , and headache , are often
eymptomi of these fearful diseaiei.
Athluphoroi , in connection with
Athlophorot Fills , will give ipeedy
relief. If your druggiit doesn't
keep them , write to
THE ATHLOPHOROS CO. , 112 WALL ST. , N. V ,
DREXEL & MAUL ,
( KucccBsorn to John O. Jacobs. )
Undertakers & Embalmers
At the old maud. 1407 Farnam St. Orders by telo ,
graph solicited and promptly attended to , , ,
Telephone Mo. 'Oi ' /M