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TIIK high price of wheat 1ms induced
baltors to intilco broad out of chestnuts.
They ought to find a good supply out of
the old flics of the newspapers.
Mil. CADKTTAVLOU ia highly plcasod
with Mr. Morris Morrison's candidacy ,
which like the democratic tariff plank
of 1880 , is for revenue only.
TIIK price of nails has advance the
past fo\v days , and the rise will con
tinue until election-day. The demand
for nailing ? campaign lies is chiefly re
sponsible for this.
Till ! county commissioners and the
architect of the now county hospital are
evidently of one mind , that the contract
ing firm for the iron roof and not thereof
roof itself is top heavy.
BY TIIK close of the season Omaha
will have spent this year ever eight
hundred thousand dollars for paving.
That may explain why contractors wear
a fat and prosperous look.
Huon GIIANT , the Tammany nomi
nee for mayor of Now YorK , is the sher
iff of that city. Lot us see , was it not
the sheriff's shoe ? that made n path
from Buffalo to the white houso'r1
APPOMATTOX has fallen again. This
time it took place in Kansas , where the
pcoplo of Ulysses , Grant county , are at
bloody odds with the pcoplo of the rival
town , Appomattox. Will this cruel
war never end y
IT IS a matter for congratulation that
the courts of Now York have finally sus
tained Samuel J. Tildon's will despite
the strenuous efforts made by his rela
tives to break it. Mr. Tildon loft over
a half a million dollars for the estab
lishment of a public library. It is now
moro than likely that the provisions of
his testament will bo faithfully carried
J. STKHLIN'O MOUTOK seems to bo
praying to bo delivered from his friends ,
and relieves himself of long pent-up
feelings. Ho pays his compliments to
Mr. Calhoun directly and indirectly to
other good ( loraocrats who are running
the machine hereabouts. All this
smacks loudly of harmony among the
untorrified , and of success of repub
SENATOR ALLISON having returned
to Iowa , the republican campaign in
that state may bo expected to assume
increased activity. It is already quito
lively , with every indication that the
party has been steadily gaining ground ,
but Senator Allison will give a decided
impetus to the forward movement and
his efforts ought to count for a largo
number of votes drawn from the oppo-
eltion. It is understood that ho will en
ter the campaign at once and will confine -
fine his political labors to Iowa.
As v > 'K have heretofore remarked , the
people of this country need not trouble
thoiiK-olvcs ever the bread question.
The great corn crop should settle that ,
and wo observe that the substitution in
part of corn bread for wheat bread is
toing widely suggested. A Philadol-
fliln paper reminds its readers that
not only is corn bread nutritious ; "it is
delicious when properly made , and it
can be made in many excellent and at
tractive varieties. " A
great many people
ple , we know , would find it necessary to
cultivate u taste forcorubro.d , but they
Wuld be in every way better off for
beviup done so.
EVKN Dogberry would bo put to blush
wore lie to wituutM the kind of law dealt
out daily by thu majority of tliu justices
of the peuco in Qtauhu. There arc
eighteen justice courU in the city , two *
thirds of which are preaidud ever b >
ignorant , arrogant men who rnako a
farce of every case brought up befon
them. They have their cappont ami
their shytitcr lawyers who blued uni !
victimize many a poor and houobt man
uufortuuato enough to fall in thuir
clutches. It is a disgrace to our citj
that thcso bunko shops arc allowed U
carry on their nefarious business wiU >
out a protest. The bar of the oily ou <
of self-rodpoot should tuka the initiatory
stops to reform the justice courta. On
the convening of the legislature a peti
tion should ba presented to that body tc
rovlio the laws and otherwise modify
the pretont' unsatisfactory iyteiu ra
latin ; to justices of the P.OUCQ. ,
Every charge thus far made against
tlio republican candidate upoti which
the democrats relied for political cap
ital has been fully I'cfutcd. Long ugo
the moro respectable and responsible
organs of democracy abandoned the
charge that General Harrison was fa
vorable to Chinese Immigration , on
which great stress was laid for a time ,
and no democratic speaker who re
spects his reputation for intelligence or
candor now refers to the matter.
The charge that the republican
candidate had some ton or eleven
years ago said that a dollar
a day was sufllcicnt Day for n
workingman lias also been shown to bo
false. As soon as made a reward of ono
thousand dollars was offered to anybody
who would produce the proof that Gen
eral Harrison had over made any such
remark , and the money is still on de
posit in an Indianapolis bank. Afll-
davits of a number of reputable citizens
of Indianapolis who wcro present at the
meeting or conference at which General
Harrison is said to have made the dollar-
a-dny observation , with others unfavor
able to workingmcn , alllrm that no such
remarks were mado. Another charge
was that General Harrison had been
in sympathy with the know-nothings
nnd had spoken disparagingly
of foroign-born citizens , and this was
moro easily disposed ol than the others.
The charge that General Harrison
could not be nominated at Chicago until
ho had made n bargain with the rail
road monopolists is so clearly disproved
by the record of the circumstances at
tending his nomination that no man of
ordinary intelligence and any sense of
fairness will give the absurd charge a
moment's serious consideration.
Thus ono after another these and less
important charges against the republi
can candidate have fallen to pieces at
the touch of investigation , the re
sult in every case being to
elevate General Harrison in the
popular respect and confidence. But it
is not to bo supposed that the demo
cratic faculty of invention in this line
has been , exhausted , and the warning
comes from Washington that repub
licans may expect other roorbacks in the
closing days of the campaign , sent out
too late for such nn investigation as
would make their refutation complete.
A democratic leader , recently returned
to Washington from a stumping tour of
Now York , is reported to have said that
the party managers are nursing a start
ling surprise , which will bo sprung at
the last moment and is expected to make
Now York certain for the democracy and
have a tremendous influence elsewhere.
Of course It did not vouchsafe the least
suggestion as to the character of this
surprise , but it is something to have
learned that tactics of this sort are
likely to distinguish the last desperate
effort of the democratic managers to
: ivort defeat , of which evidently they
re now apprehensive. Those who
: iavo any knowledge of the political
methods of Barnum and Gorman , who
aro'really the men who are onginccr-
ng tha democratic campaign , will not
doubt their capacity or their willing
ness to attempt any sort of imposition
upon public credulity , and there will
bo no ono to obstruct or interfere with
thorn in such an effort.
But the country has learned so well
to expect this sort of thing from the
democracy in a national campaign that
t may bo fairly doubted whether re
course to similar tactics this year will
: iavo any general effect. The falsity of
nil the democratic charge ? thus far
nado having been established , Intelli
gent and fair-minded men will not bo
likely to accept as true any that may be
made in the closing days of the cam
paign us a last desperate attempt to res
cue the party from disaster. The mo
tive being obvious , such a sohomo must
fail with all who are not predisposed
to accept anything prejudicial to the
republican causo.
It is said that the democrats of INOW
York have asked the national committee -
too to replace the southern orators who
are instructing the party in that state
with northern speakers. It appears
that there are democrats in the Empire
state who arc disposed to resent the inya-
eion of Texas , Tennessee and Kentucky
teachers of democracy , doubtless for the
reason that they lack confidence in the
sincerity of the professed interest ol
the so teachers in the welfare of the people
plo of Now York. They might listen
with complacency to the tar ill reform
views of northern democrats , but they
cannot accept in full faith sim
ilar views uttered by Carlisle
Mills , Breckonrldgo and Wattorson
because they well know that those dem
ocratic leadors'roally desire free tnulo
and that nil their interests and aspira
tions are sectional.
It ought not to be at all surprising
that some northern democrats shoult
have become a little tired of witnessing
the southern leaders so prominently in
the saddle throughout the campaign
Particularly in Now York they have
been all the time in the front of the
fight , but their labors have boon widely
extended. Mr. Mills especially has
tramped through nearly half the state
of the north , having abandoned his
post of duty at Washington moro
than two moatbB boforo- the adjourn
ment todofond his tariff bill before the
country. Other representative south
ern mun have aided him in contribut
ing much the larger part of the demo
cratic campaign literature , whllo the
only conspicuous representatives of the
northern wing of democracy have been
Thurman nnd Hill , the efforts of the
cabinet politicians having boon com
plete fiascos. Of course these southern
leaders were not needed in their own
section ; that in solid and safe. But
that they should have practically domi
nated the democratic campaign in the
northern states is a notable departure
which may well induce northern demo
crats to reflect whether they ha vo drifted
buck into their old-time attitude of
complotu subservience to southern opin
ion and direction. The democrats ol
tha north are certainly not without
lenders qualified to instruct them in the
line of political duty , but they appaar
to have stopped aside , u was the case
in foruior years , in favor of tha more
aggressive southerner.
Vary likelf the national committee
an do little now to rollovo Now
York democrats who object /southern
political Instructors , and if it did who
ever should replace them would be com-
> clled to pursue the lines they Have
aid down. The lenders of the southern
vlng of tlio democracy having fash-
oneil the campaign , with the un-
toubtcd concurrence of the national
candidate , they must bo permitted to
un it to the end.
The workingmcn of Omaha have it
vlthin their power to elect rcprosonta-
Ives of Douglas county who will protect
, holr interests as well as these of the
taxpayers. The question is whether
they will act in concert or whether they
even will individually ttiko pains to do-
eat the class of men who are full of
> romiso3 just before election and full of
rickery when they got into their scats ,
i remains to bo soon , also , whether
they will encourage or frown down the
irofcsslonal workingmen who manu-
acturo tickets' and bleed candi
dates at every election under
ho pretense that they carry the work-
ngmon's votes in their pockets. Above
ill things it remains to bo soon whether
aborlng men will allow contractors and
nouopoly bosses to deliver their votos.
'n oilier words , whether the working-
nen of Omaha arc so base and abject as
to allow men who buy their labor to own
and transfer them soul nnd body to any
man or party in opposition to their con
scientious convictions. If they do , they
will not deserve the privilege of Ameri
can citizenship which no honorable
man , however poor or dependent he
may be , should barter away at any price.
ANOTHKU trust which has endeavored
; o corner a market has failed. This
, imo it was lead and the syndicate
which came to grief is Nathan Corwith
& Co. This firm started in the early
mrt of the summer to buy up all the
.cad in sight , and succeeded in enhanc
ing the value of pig lead in the market.
The advancing prices stimulated moro
activity in the mines and the smelters
; riod to take advantage of the rise. A
miscalculation about the supply on the
part of Corwith & Co. has just led to the
break in the market and the failure of
the firm. As a consequence the ef
fect of the crash will react upon
the lead mining interet3 of the
west. This is to bo deplored.
Under the artificial impetusof the trust ,
pig load advanced from 03.03 cents to
05.05 cents per pound , but with the un
expected failure has fallen in price to
00.87 cents per pound. It is the old
lesson over again. A rapid fluctuation
cannot but have its evil effects whether
it occurs in wheat , or load or any other
commodity. The rise in price , as in
this case , when brought about solely
by speculation , is of hot-house
growth and of mushroom prosperity.
The manipulations of Corwith & Co. in
the lead market has boon no exception
to the rule. When the crash came
values were affected. But it may load
to moro serious rosul s as the magni
tude of the failure comes to light. It
will for a time at least chill activity in
load mining , and may demoralize the
industry until confidence is again re
TIIEHK has never appeared to bo any
sound reason why the democrats should
profess any hope of carrying Illinois on
the national ticket. The labor vote is
an unknown quantity , but there is no
substantial ground for believing that it
will subtract moro from the republi
cans than from the democrats , whatever
it may amount to. The republican man
agers have made a careful canvass of
the state , and they confidently expect
that Harrison will have a plurality of
from thirty to thirty-five thousand ,
which would bo a gain of from six to
ton thousand ever the plurality of four
years ago. They predict the election
of the state tlckot by a vote of
perhaps ten thousand less than
will bo given for the na
tional ticket. It is not improb
able , however , that the difference
will bo greater than this , as the issue
which General Palmer has made against
the Plnkorton mercenaries will doubtless -
loss give him a great many republican
votes. The canvass shows very considerable -
orablo republican gains , and as the
party in the state is harmonious and ac
tive these are likely to be still farther
increased before the day of election.
THE independent papers of Dakota
are commenting with grave sadness
upon the junketing excursion to the
Yellowstone Park arranged by the rail
roads for the railroad commissioners and
their families. They are right. Rail
road companies are not so foolish as to
show such courtesies without a full
knowledge that they will bo recipro
cated. Moroovpr they do these things
to make the public understand that they
have bought the commissioners and
own them. They flaunt their purchases
before the world , as a woman airs her
now bonnet at a church festival. And
yet the salary of the railroad commis
sioners is paid by the public. This is
another of thcso little facts that tend to
make reasoning men doubt if railroad
commissioners appointed by the state or
territory can bo made offloiqut instru
ments to nombat the rascalities and ex
tortion s of railroads. From the first
TIIK OKI : doubted the system , and now
detests it.
TIIK people of Denver have discov
ered that range fed cuttle will not defer
for packing purposes. Of course not.
A beef packing house cannot afford to
do business three months in the year
nnd remain idle the other nine months ,
which would bo the case If dependence
wa9 placed on range beef. Without corn
there can be no beef fit for transmission
to eastern markets , and the refrigerator
business is the sine qua non of beef
packing. It would not pay to send any
thing save the hindquarters in the moat
car , nnd all the rest of the carcass is con
verted into canned beef. The two
things go together. Denver sees tha
point. Now if Minneapolis can be
brought to see the point also , the hull
million dollars that has been subscribed
fora beef packing establishment will
be utilized in building the Meeker Is
land dam.
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Ar VlC S from Now York by way ol
Washington to the 'effect that the Union
Pacific has contributed enormous sums
to the domocratlp ampalgn fund in Ne
braska in orderifi eject a democratic
successor to SetWtprj'Mandorson ' , lack
credibility. ThefVtJ no doubt that the
Union Pacific Is tiStiug moro than a pas-
blvo interest in th3 legislative tickets In
this statot but tho-8onatorship | is a sec
ondary matter. The Union Pacific and
nil the other railroad i are simply trying
to prevent the clqctli n of n legislature
that will in nny way 1 iterfore with their
methods of ohnrjfirij' what the tralllo
will bear. They , want a legislature
that will not intsvfhYo with the monumental
mental fraud kn < j\vn'as the state board
of transportation , rlilch was created by
tlio railroads , through the people's rep
resentatives for the railroads. Senator
Mandcrson has nothing to fear from the
Union Pacific so far as wo can observe.
CANADA has gained another Ameri
can defaulter , the city treasurer of
Cleveland , O. , Thomas Axworthy , hav
ing lied to the dominion , leaving the
city poorer by half u million dollars ,
two hundred thousand of which ho is
believed to hnvo taken with him. Ax
worthy was a democratic politician of
great local popularity , and had been a
very successful business man. He had
been ro-elccted to the office of city
treasurer five or six times , and there
was a very general feeling of confidence
in his integrity. It will doubtless bo
discovered that ho has been making
free use of the city's money in losing
EASTKitN banks have shown a dispo-
ition to discriminate against the west
.11 loans made to parties in the grain
and provision trade. There has boon a
marked reluctance to give accommoda-
lens , evidently on the supposition that
ho money would bo used in holding up
wheat and produce. The result has
) eon a tendency to sack fornccommoda-
ion in the banks of Chicago and other
, vcstern and northwestern cities. It
las been found that the supposed neces
sity of applying to the cast was a pure
delusion , and that all needed funds
ould bo obtained at homo.
TIIK accident at the Yankton insane
nsyltim must not bo prejudged. It is
reported that the mortar was bad , bo
ng nearly all sand. This is not to bo
ircdited , unless supported by overwhelming -
whelming testimony. It is far more
probable that the mortar was frozen , fn
which case it loses when thawed out all
its power of cohesion and becomes of no
moro efficiency than so much mud.
After the frosts sot in building ought
either to bo suspended or cement ought
to be used.
A WEALTHY Chinese merchant of
New York City dod of a broken heart
due to his extrera'e giflof over the passage -
ago of the oxclusioi bill. If this pecu
liarly Chinese malady becomes epi
demic , it would settle the bothersome
Chinese question without further logis
lation. ' ' I
A Cheap Bargain.
CMcado tntfr-Qetan
It Canada costs only * 300,000,000 , perhaps
It would pay us to open ( negotiations just foi
the sake of keeping , pur bank cashiers and
other financial agents honest.
AVhy Ho Will Bo Thankful.
SItnncavolts Tribune.
"Daniel , I am about , to compose my Thanks
giving proclamation ; do you think I shall
have any occasion for thankfulness over the
election ] "
"Yos , sire ; I think you will bo thankful it
was no worse. "
Missouri a Northern State.
Globe Democrat ,
Missouri is a corn , not a cotton-growing
stato. The latter staple never thrived within
iU boundaries. Its products and its indus
tries wcro and are all northern rather than
southern. Save in a partisan Bcnso alone
Missouri has never belonged to the southern
section ot the nation. By a blindness and a
disregard for its own Interests which is
criminal in Its enormity the people of the
state have permitted the bourbon party to
dominate its politics , to occupy Its ofllccs am
to cast reproach upon the intelligence and
enterprise of its citizens.
Corrupt Use of Federal Patronnjtn
Chicago Trttninc.
Day by day , as tlid election draws nearer ,
the demands of the various democratic com
mittees grow florcor and more clamorous
The national committee is now going
through the south with a drag-net and has
created a widespread feeling of alarm la
that section by representations ot the iminl
nont danger of defeat which confronts the
tlckot. Iho state committees are resorting
to the most desperate and scandalous mcns
uros to extort money from the federal ofll
clals. The latest circular of the Ohio com
mittco not only levies the heaviest blaclcmni
over yet imposed on officials , but indirectly
threatens dismissal In case of failure to im
mediately remit. It la dated October 10 , and
reads as follows :
COLUMDUS , O. , Oct. 10. My Dear Sir : The
national committee having intrusted mo with
the collection of contributions in Ohio , It be
comes necossnry at this stage of the game to
again notify you of their necessities. There
should bo no mistake as to the amount ox
pcetcd at your hands. I am directed to looK
to you for 5 per cent of the annual pay-roll o
your office. Should I not hear from you by
the 20th of this month I shall draw on you
for a portion of the amount yet unromlttcd
Please lot mo hoar from you by return mail
Truly yours. JAMES 0 , Towxscxn ,
I Chairman.
"We Could Whip England. "
PltttatlftiMn Kfcord.
With the vast majority of American people
Secretary Whltnoyjjoes not anticipate a war
between the United : , .tales . and Great Britain
ever any present orj : uturo controversy : am
while , like the rijt of his countrymen , ho
docs not hanker aft | a war , ho bollovos tha
If once begun it wou d result la too triumph
of American arms. { . ' In an interview in the
Now York Sun the Bpcrctary elves an inter
eating review of thai nllltary resources of the
two countries , In ? . 'hlou ho shows that the
great preponderance , n men and la resource
is on the side of tho' Inltod Stutoa. In u war
ot any duration ttn resources of Qroa
Hritam would bu drained before this countr ;
would bo obliged to draw upon Its rasorvoi
Secretary Whitney Is doubtless entirely
correct in saying that Great Hritatn wouli
not go to war with this country over the cod
fish of Canada. Out whun ho says the rosul
of any war with England would bo the an
noxatlon of Canada there Is room for a con
sldorablo difference ot opinion. Our north
era neighbor Is moro llltoly to oonio to u
through peaceful moans than by conquest
This country wants no Alsaco-Lorramu 01
tu borders. Tlio flrst stop towards the an
noxatlon of Canada should bo through com
( iloto commercial rocljirooitjr ; tlio rest wouli
soon follow. Uut war would retard , U no
utterly defeat such n'coaiuuiuiaUoo.
William Warren loft an estate worth nearly
Sir Moroll Mnokenzlo wn impelled to study
nedlcine nnd surgery by the o-.irnoat advice
f his widowed mother. Now probably ho
vlshes he Imdn't.
.Tohn G. Whlttler's great ambition when ho
vns a boy wiw tJ become a politician. Hut
ho world gained by the fnct that ho did uot
tiy hit pipes but piped his lays.
President Cleveland's letter Indorsing the
Chicago base bail club may really bo of sotno
ervleo to the bovs. Mr. Cleveland Is not
much known In far-away Australia.
James liussoll Lowell will sail for this
country November 22 , arriving too late to
larticipate cither In the presidential election
or the subsequent republican thanksgiving.
General G. T. Uoauregard will remain in
s'ew York till November 1 , when ho will
ourney southward In time to vote. Since
andlng ho has rallied and is ouco moro in
lealth ,
Count Do Lcsseps is beating the bushes of
Trance for birds of the louis d'or color. He
ravels with his son from town to town , nnd
Im word "Panama" Is heard morning , noon
and night.
Ghooly Khan , the new Persian minister ,
says it is not Improbable that the Shall may
visit the United States , "it ho should receive
a courteous Invitation. " Colonel Ghooly
says that the Persians , In speaking of Amcr-
ca , call it Ynngo ( Turkish for now ) Doon-yu
I Persian for world ) , the compound title bear-
ng a striking resemblance in quick pronun
ciation to Yankee Doodle ,
George William Hrown retires from the
chief Justiceship of tlio Maryland supreme
court. Ho was mayor of Baltimore at tlio
outbreak of the rebellion , and figured con
spicuously in the trouble that nroso over the
> assage of the national truopa through that
city , lie spent the last year of his term as
mayor in prison In Fort Monroe and Fort
Alderman Whltehcad , who will bo In
stalled lord mayor of London November 0 , is
n fanmaker by trade. Ho Is , of course ,
wealthy , as the salary of his year of ofllce ,
PSO.OOO , will not sunico for moro than half of
His expenses. The glories of the position are
many. The lord mayor ranks and has tlio
[ irecedcnco of an Knglish carl during his
reign of twelve months. Ho is addressed
ofllclally nnd in private as "My Lord , " and
Ills wife ranks at court as n countoss. Once
Iho term is ever they sink back into plain
"Mr. " and "Mrs. , " nnd are no longer eligi
ble for court functions.
Nebraska .lottlims.
The A. O. U. W. lodge at Beatrice 1ms
thirty-one members.
The Hall county Fair association added
$100.01 to Its delicit this year.
A cow Just purchased by a fanner in Bur-
well on being tied up , broke its neck in en
deavoring to escape.
It is said in Fullerton that the corn huskers
who cannot keep six cars In the air con
tinuously had better keep still.
The Silver Creek Times is defunct. The
remains will bo taken to Claries and resur
rected under the title of the Clarks Chron
A new paper has boon started at Howclls ,
Colfax county , of which Hurry E. Plielps ,
formerly of the Schuyler Herald , is the
After being engaged for nineteen years ,
Henry Champion , a Merrick county farmer ,
has llually married Mrs. Annie Williams of
Mason county , Illinois.
Frank Derek , of Howells , brought a
charge against John Kramer , also of that
place , at adultery with complainant's wife.
After hearing the evidence the judge dis
missed the caso.
The sudden fall In the Elkhorn river at
Pierce was caused by a hqlo made by a musk
rat in the dam. The river being low it is
not a serious damage , but in case of a sud
den rise it would probably take out the
dam ,
Arthur Cunningham of Nlobrani was viewIng -
Ing the beauties of a black and white animal
on Saturday , and after densely perfuming
the town ho burled his trousers. The prediction -
diction Is made that he will not monkey with
the business end of a polecat In the immedi
ate future.
The Genoa Leader plaintively remarks :
"The season of the year has arrived when
the shivering denizens of tins rofngcrutivo
latitude feel the llrst fore-warning breath of
winter. It conies from the northlaud with a
sullen moan that chills the marrow , puts a
sky-blue-pink on the end of the nose and dec
orates the exterior surface of the whole anat
omy with a multitude of goose pimples. It is
now that the honest editor notllles his devil
to bo on the qui vivo for kindling wood , and
to obtain it , too , by all legitimate methods ,
but nnt to bo caught stealing. "
The Great Northwest.
A stamp mill is in successful operation at
Big Bend , Butte county , Cala , , which Is op
erated by the transmission on copper wire ol
power generated fourteen miles distant.
There Is a great deal of morbid curiosity
exhibited by men and women to see Ansch-
lag , who is to bo hanged In Los Angeles on
the 10th prox. Ho declares that ho will never
bo hanged.
A guard and a military convict from Cali
fornia en route to Lcavenworth prison came
up from the train to Cheyenne the other day
to get a drink and did not return in timo.
They took morn drinks and are now In jail.
Mrs. Jennie Farnum , a handsome bru
nette , was arrested in Rawllns , Wye. , charged
with eloping with Charles E. Gill and with
kidnapping her three-yoar-old son. As no
ono appeared to prosecute she was released.
A member of the Salvation army who was
buried in a trench with a companion in
Helena , Mont. , refused to bo taken out llrst ,
saying : "I belong to the Salvation army.
Never mind mo. My soul's all right. Save
the other follow. "
The Washington Territory people favor nn
Increase in the population. This is the way
the Walla Walla Union publishes a marriage
license : "Permission to raise a family wa
granted Thursday to J. H. Mitchell and Miss
Vesta Chenoweth , both of this county. "
Fred M. Wilson , a well known newspaper
man. while "monkeying" with a pair ol
handcuffs In Helena the other dav , became
accidentally manacled. Ho turned fourteen
different colors when ho was told that the
sheriff , who had the keys , was twenty miles
out of town.
A tenderfoot visiting a brother In Laramle
went out hunting the other dav. Seeing a
pot oik grazing In a farmer's pasture , ho went
wild with excitement , proceeded to stalk it ,
and , creeping up close , llrod both barrels Into
It , killing it. On learning ot his mistake the
young man crawled into : i hole , and when
last seen was endeavoring to yank the aper
ture in after him.
The Laramlo Boomerang wants to know
what has become of Hood , the Oregonian
who pulled the legs of a couple of LaraiQia
horsemen and then piillmthg \ tall out of the
tiger in Chuycnnol And also if the young
couple who embraced on South C stroc :
shortly after 9 o'clock last night , are still of
the opinion that they were not observed I
The Mormon church has special agents
around among the pcoplo of Salt Lake urging
them to give an extra amount of tithing this
fall. It Is claimed that If it is only an extra
bushel of wheat It will help out. It Is no1
stated what tha extra donation Is to bo usci
for , but It Is very evident that It Is to bo used
for the purpose of helping along the State
hood boom.
The most efficacious stimulant to ex
cite the appetite is Angostura Hitters ,
the genuine of Dr. J. G. U. Siegert &
Preparing fc'or the Parade.
The Samosot club mot last evening. All
the clubs were requested to select marshols
at once for the coming demonstration and in
struct thorn to report to the grand marshal ,
J. E. Itlloy. The clubs wore instructed to
prepare transparencies and send names auc
mottoes for these to A. M. Dyer , llamgo
building , or to Arthur C. Wakeley , Omaha
bank building The following committees
wore appointed : Finance , John Drexel , Kd
J. BronnannndJooTeahon ; transportation ,
Joe Teahon ; music , W. C. Wakoly , Julius
Meyer and Will Crary. A committee composed -
posed of E. J. Brennan , George Ennl and
\V. T. Shoemaker , was also appointed to
wait on Mayor Broatch to secure police cs
cert and prevent the street cars from breaking -
ing through the parade and blocking Farnam
The bite of the worm at the root
withers the loaf at the top. Use War
ner's Log Cabin Extract for internal
and external application.
Another Salt For It Instituted | a tlio
The National City bank of Boston began
another big suit Monday afternoon. The
claim is for fto.000 , nnd the defendant U
jharlos S. Hcnton , who U suopjsod to have
been connected with tlio bankrupt lead firm
of N. Corwith , t Son. Attachment and gar-
lUhmpnt proceedings were begun against
the Omaha and Grant smelting works to prevent -
vent the transfer of stock supposed to bo
owned by Beiiton. Of course , the sheriff found
no property to attach , nnd his onlelalduty
was merely a formal notlco to the snicltlutf
works rompany , who will be brought Into
court nnd quizzed as to the ownership of
their stock.
The jury gave Carr E , Holt n verdict for
KiOj.tX ) against the John Dlorks Manufactur
ing company. He wanted $47,500.
Judge Hopowell gave Phillip Mofilt a decree -
creo for $1110 for wages as u farm laborer duo
from Samuel 1C. Fatten. Fred Waller was
given a judgment for fTU.35 for wages against
John Grant.
C. H. Frederick obtained judgment by default -
fault for iiil.t > 0 against E. T. Peterson and
Daniel Morrow , and for { 1S.SO against Daniel
C. Hurley
Judge Wnkeloy heard the cause of Blanche
Passlck against Charles J , Passlek , n petition
for divorce on the ground of drunkenness.
The plaintiff failed to appear , and the defend-
nnt put In n cross bill charging the wife with
adultery with John A. Tuthlll , The court
granted him an absolute divorce.
Yesterday Judge IIopowoll began the
hearing of the case of Edwani Ainscow vs.
Mrs. Margaretha Lango. The plaintiff sues
for $1,003 , for half the cost of apartvwall ,
grading , etc. The Jury found for the defend
The sheriff of Sarpy county took four
prisoners to Papillion to bu tried before
Judge Doano : Uobert Smith , charged with
the murder of Br.ikcman Sullivan ; William
Dopow , horse stealing ; Charles Urady.graml .
larceny , nnd J. Smith , forgery.
The injunction granted by Judge Wakeley
In the petition of Bishop Worthlugton , which
temporarily .suspended the operation of wid
ening South Eleventh street , will bo argued
to-day. Also , the temporary injunction
granted TUB Bnn Building company against
the Now York Life Insurance company.
Inthe | afternoon Judge Groff began the case
of Villotto , Norto & Co , of Cleveland , who
sue to replevin n quantity of oil taken by A.
Henry from a bankrupt firm on a chattel
mortgage. The amount involved is about
County Court.
Three petitions wore filed ask Ing for Judg
ments on promissory notes as follows : Wei
shans , Pratt & Co. ngalnst Fredrick B.
Lowe , for $310.91 ; W. G. Albright against
F. N. and Minnie L. Jttyncs , for $200 ; Fort
Dearborn National bank of Chicago against
Larinon P. Pruyn , for J4SO ,
Hobort E. Livesey asks for Judgment
against Chaunccy O. Howard , for $250 , for a
hoisting machine.
Judge Shields tycstcrdny began Edwards
vs. Benson , a suit for $200 torrent of a house
in the burnt district.
Kvaclmg Contracts.
The following showing , promised by Louis
Hclmrod , now an ox-member of the board ot
public works , has beeu forwarded to THE
BBS for publication :
OMAHA , Oct. 23 , 18S8. To tlio Public In
justice to myself , and in the interest of the
taxpayers of Omaha , I fool it my duty to
make a statement concerning public works
ns they are now carried on in this city.
When I became a member of the board of
public works in July last year , I was not fa
miliar with the methods pursued in carrying
on the inspection of paving and sewerage
and the checking.up of quantities of mate
rials used and amount of work done. I llrst
discovered that the inspectors , who have di
rect supervision over the works , could
only pot their pay after the special
tax levy was made , and that often kept
them out of their pay for many months. Wncn
these Inspectors get hard up , they borrow
from contractors. This gives the contract
ors n hold upon the inspectors so they ran
slight their work. On my motion , one of the
inspectors who had assigned his ulaim for
pay to n contractor was dismissed. It is not
possible to prevent contractors from advanc
ing money to Inspectors , when they have an
opportunity for pleading distress ; but it is
clear to my mind that so long as this system
remains wo cannot have peed work.
And now I come to the controversy be
tween myself nnd Chairman Balcombe over
allowing- the estimates of J. B. Smith & Co. ,
paving contractors. Last spring , after
Smith commenced his paving , Mr. Balcombo
spoke highly of Smith's worlc , and at vari-
ious times , this summer , told mo Smith was
doing the best work of any paving contractor
In town. I naturally believed that tlio Smith
contract was bcin carried out honestly.
The flrst tiuio I noticed poor wooden block
paving was on Leavcnworth street when Mr.
Balcombo , Engineer Tillson , nnd myself
were examining a washout. I called atten
tion to the poor and rotten blocks that had
been put in , and I said to Mr. Balcombo that
Inspector Hume , who accepted the work ,
should bo discharged at once , and Mr. " 'ill-
son agreed with me ; but Mr. Balcombo
merely gave Hume a scolding , which had no
effect. This same Inspector , I had found
out , was not acting right the year before ,
and when his name was presented by Mr.
Balcombo I refused to vote for him ,
but Mr. Balcombo finally induced mete
to change by assuring mo that
Hume had given a pledge to
do bettor. After the Lcavenworth street In
cident , Mr. Halcombo condemned a largo
quantity of Smith's paving blocks ; but , as
n mutter of fact , there never has boon a com
pliance with speciilcatlons in regard to
wooden blocks. During the summer my at
tention was called to n shortage in tar on tiio
Smith pavement. At my request , Inspector
Michael Donovan was detailed to report the
quantity of tar being used on each block. Ho
reported that 1S2 barrels had boon used on
Thirty-second street , which , according to the
estimate of Assistant Engineer Graver ,
amounted to 5.000 8-10 yards. The .spccltlca-
tions require that two gallons of tar shall be
used for each superliclal yard of paving.
This would take 11.3J.-J 0-10 gallons of tar
for the Thirty-second street pave
ment. Allowing llfty gallons of tar per bar
rel , this would bo equal to 22C ) < f barrels , era
a shortage in this small district of 44) ) bar
rels equal to 2,300 gallons which nt 10 cents
per gallon would bo a saving to Smith & Co , ,
of 1220. If such a violation of spccillcatlons
can bo carried on under the eyes of an honest
Inspector who was specially detailed to
superintend the work , how much greater
must it have been when the inspectors wcro
purposely keeping their eyes shut ! I feel
safe in asserting that at lait Olio gallon of
tar lias b ? a short on ovorv yard of wood
imving. On Smith's contract for 180,000
yards , this would amount to a clean $18,000 , ,
After I discovered the shortage of tar , 1 un
dertook for myself , to investigate -
vostigato the concrete base. To make
myself familiar with the sub
ject , I procured Trautwcm's engineering
book , which is among the standard authori
ties in thlscountry on engineering work. On
page 079 I found that to make ono cubic yard
of concrete required a mixture consisting of
1 cubic yard of broken stone , 50 per cent , of
which is voids. These voids are filled with
one-half of a cubic yard of sand , and the
voids in the sand are tilled with one-quarter
of a cublo yard of dry cement. This cement
equals 1 3-10 of a barrel of American cement ,
welching 2ir > Ibs , per barrel , or an average
weight of 477 Ibs. Now for one superficial
yard of concrete six Inches thick they should
use one-sixth of the 477 Ibs. , or 70 > Ibs. of
cement for each superliclal yard. Instead of
this quantity , the contractor's mix.
turo consisted of live barrows
of Ibrokcn stone , two barrows of
sand , and ono bag ot cement weighing from
laa to 150 pounds. This mixture , if laid six
inches thick , will make three and one-half
superficial yards of concrete , ns proven by
mo on October U in the presence of Council *
men Kitchen , Snydcr , Ford , Van Camp und
Lowry. Now , lot mo toll you what this
moans in dollars and cents. For every supor.
llcial yard of concrete Smith & Co. should
use 7UK pounds of comont. They do use
about -UK iwunds. The cost of cement l
about fl.10 per barrel weighing 201 pounds.
This would require ttJ cents' worth of cement
for each superficial yard of concrete ; but
they only put in IB ii-7 cents' worth , saving
to the contractor U 5-7 cents to each superfi
cial yard. On 1BO.OOO yards of pavement
Smith & Co , would save at least $25,000 on
the shortage of cement In the concreta
base ; provided they lay the concrete
six inches deep. If t e concrete U
only five Inches thick , as I know it to be In
inny places , there would be an additional
gavlug of I2)f ) cenU for eacniuperflcial yard ,
which \vould amount on 1SO.WO yards ta
f23WO. Let mo recapitulate I
Saving on shortage of tar $19 000
Saving on shortage of cement * . S-1 ( KM
Saving on shortage of coiicroto. . . . . . i9 ! 000
Smith & Co.'s aggregate saving t < W 5tW
1 did not realize the enormity of this short
age until within a few dav * before I was sus
pended. When I refused to approve the last
cstiuiatci ! , I did so on account of the short
age ; but not having completed uiy computa
tions , I was finally Induced to approve tha
estimates by Chairman Balcombd nnd
Acting City Engineer tolling mo that
wo could hold Smith on the 10 per cent which
Is withhold from all contractors until their
contracts have boon finally accepted. Mr ,
( rover also stated that If wo were to make
deductions on the estimates , Smith & Co.
would beat us In court on the ground that tha
Inspector had accepted their material nnd
approved the quantity of tar. After I dl .
covered the shortage on cement , I roaiiostod
a hearing before the council , Uut I was ro
fused this privilege.
Ono word moro i The mayor JIM charged
mo with not having done my duty ; but I
leave the taxpayers to Judge which of us two
has tried to protect them the most. I nm now
outof the board , and the mayor will remain
in onicot nnd with the facts I have now
given to him and to the public , ho has a duty
to perform which ho cannot shift on anybody
HOT. AVtllnrd Scott's rnrlitiloners
Tender Him n Itcoeptlon.
The Uov. Wlllard Scott , the warui-hoartod
nnd popular pastor of the St. Mary's Avenua
Congregational church , was tendered a re
ception by his congregation In the church
parlors last evening. About two hundred
people were present , coming and golne ,
pressing the hand of their pastor and re
ceiving In return n kindly word. At Mr.
Scott's homo the busy hands of the younger/
portion of the congregation wore placing In
order a number of gifts , with which to sur
prise the gentleman and his worthy wlfd
upon their return homo. The parlors wora
crowded with little cliques of merrily cnat
ting ladles and their escorts , and the recep
tion was in every way a hearty wolcoinc to
Mr. Scott.
After nvery arduous year Mr. Scott VIM
granted n three month's ' vacation in which
to recuperate. These ho spent In Scotland ,
England and Paris , A woelt ngo tail Sum
day Mr , Scott told his congregation of "A
Sunday in Scotland. " Last Sunday ho spokd
of his Sunday experiences in England. Next
Sunday the reverend gentlemen will speak of
his experiences on the ocean , and later of a
Sunday ho spent in Now York , where ho met
the Hcv. John U. Paxton , with whoso
methods , person nnd sermon ho was much
impressed. Within three or four weeks hi
will deliver a scries of lectures lu
the lecture rooms of his now church , on thu
corner of Twenty-soventh street nnd St.
Mary's avenue , being reminiscent of his ex
periences in Scotland , England and Parh.
He has taken copious notes , and his lectures )
will undoubtedly bo very Interesting and
well patronized , being for the benefit of thu
ladles' societies.
Speaking of the late novels , Mr. Scott said
ho would some Sunday evening review emi
of the latest novels , "Uobert Elsmoro , "
which he much admires. Ho advocates tha
reading of novels of a healthy tone , and ad
mires Hoc. Ho deprecates the novels ol
Tolstoi and Uobert Louis Stevonsou , and par
ticularly novels of the French school.
About 9 o'clock the ladies served a very
palatable luncheon. Among these present
were : Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray , Air. and
Mrs. T. H. Taylor , Mr. and Mrs. Stlgor , Mr.
nnd Mrs. Uurton , Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
liurns , Air. and Mrs. LIstor , Mr. and Mrs.
Nuttingcr , Mr. and Mrs. Shields , Mr. and
Mrs. D. V. Sliolos , Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Rees , Mr. and Mrs. Northrup , Mr. nnd Mrs.
Hall , Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doll , Mr. and
Mrs. Hlggins , Mr. nnd Mrs. Maile , Mr. and
Mrs. Park , Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich , Mr. ami
Mrs. Uichards ; Messrs. O. C. Holmes , Wllk
ins , Stigor , Roister , Wllbrr , and Aliases
Council , Hall , Hurlbut. Wilbor and Alex *
ander , besides many others.
Annual nicotine of the Grand Com *
innndory of * Illinois.
CHICAGO , Oct. 23. The grand couimandcry
of Illinois Knights Templar was in annual
session to-day at Apollo coinmandory roomi.
All officers of the grand commandory were
present. Tlio annual address was made by
Grand Commander Sir Edward Stair Mul-
liner , of Quincy. The report of the grand
treasurer showed a balance on hand of $3,000 , ,
nnd the report of the grand recorder showed
that 500 templars had been initiated during
the year.
In the afternoon the annual election of of
ficers was hold which resulted as follows i
Sir Edward Stair Mullinor , of Quincy , past
grand commander ; Sir Norman T. Cassette ,
grand commander ; Sir George M. Moulton ,
deputy grand commander ; Sir Joseph F.
Dyas , grand generalissimo ; Sir John White
Phillips , grand captain general ; Sir John H.
Whitbcok , grand prelate ; Sir Gilbert W.
Barnard , grand treasurer : Sir Sylvester O.
Spring , grand recorder ; Sir Charles G. Mai >
grand senior Warden.
An Unfortunate CniO.
N. W. Schroder , a young man who hat
been working on a farm near Papillion , recently >
cently fell from a load of corn and broke his
collar bone. Two local doctors triad to set
the bone but made a bad job of It , and after
spending all his money Schroder was ad
vised by bis farmer friends to couio to Omahq
and go to St. Joseph's hospital. He applied
to Dr. Halpb , the city physician , who save
him a note to the county commissioners , who ,
however , refused to admit him , Schroder
then asked Judge Borka to send him to tha
county jail for n couple of weeks , wbcro his
arm would hnvo a chauca to heal. This tha
judge was unable to do. Schroder has no
money , and would like to eo to his homo in
Iowa , but the Sarpy county onieiuls were uot
disposed to help him out. An attempt will
ba made to-day to have the Omaha bureau of
charities help him. Ho Is unable to work.
Bad with Kc7.ema. Itnlr nil cono.
Hoalp coveted with eruptions ,
Thnuclit | IH linlr would never grow.
Cured liy Cntlourn llnmodloa. Hniv
fl | > londtd nnd not a plinplo on him.
I cannot Bay enough In praise ot the CimcuilA.
ItKMKiiiEJ. My boy. when ono year ot nge , "wua
so biul with eczema that n * lost nil of his Imlr.
-i\3 cuvcrud with urnptlous. which
the doctors said was scald head , nnd that hU
nitlr would nuvur RKV again DeipiilrlnK of u
cure from phy'iUcians , I begun the use of tha
CimcuitA ItKMKint.s , ami , I am happy to Fay.
with the mont pel foct nuec s HIM hair Is now
splendid , nnd tlieru Is not a plmplu on him. I
recommend thet'UTli'UiiA ItKMKDiKitomother.i
as the most speedy , oronrimlrM , nnd sure euro
for H skin discuses of Infants nnd children , ami
frel ihut every mother ulio hai an mulcted chllil
will thank mu for so doliiK.
Miis. M. U , WOOIKSUM , Norway , Mo.
A. Fever Sore Kltilit Yearn Cured.
I must extend to you the thanks ot ono of my
customers , who has been cured , by using tha
CIITIUUIIA KKMKDIKH , tit an old sore , caused by
n long spell of sickness or fever eluht years ago.
HB was so bad ho was fearful Im would liaro to
hare bis leg amputated , but la happy to say im
Is now entirely well , Bound as a dollar. Ha ni
quests me to use his name , which is H. H
GABON , merchant of tlil plaeu.
Qalnsboro , Teun.
Severe Hcalp JMsoaie Cured.
A few weeks ago my wife suffered very mucU
from a cutaneous dlseaaa of the scalp , and rs-
ctilvixlno rrllef from the various remedies bh *
used until aha tried CUTICUIIA. The dUeaaa
promptly yielded to this treatment , ami In a
Hhortwhlltt Bh wan entirely well. There hat
been nn return of the disease , and CUTIGUHA
ranks No. 1 In our estimation for diseases of tha
skin. HBV. J. I'ltKHSMiV IIAUHKTT , D. D. .
llalelgh , N. O.
From Plmplei to Scrofula Oared.
CUTICUHA , the great skin cure , and CUTIUOMA
. .
UKSOLVKNT , tlio nuw blood purillor , Intoi nalljr.
urtt a positive cure ( or every form ot tkla ana
blood iluteaae from jilmpie * to scrofula.
Bold ererywhore. f'tleei CUTICUHAWo. 1 HoAi' .
2.-c. : lti.sor.VKMT , II. Prepared by th Port * *
Dnild AMU l.'HKMICAl , CO. . 110HTON , MAM.
tar"Bond for "How to Uure Hkln IlM ios , " |
pages , M Illustrations and 1UU teatlmonlaU.
R A DVfP"fiicfn7nf8clp preserved and boatt-i
OHD I 0 flea by Cu-nuuitA MKDICATEPBOA ,
Hharp Aches , Dull Palnt.Btratni.tn4
TKII. A perfect antidote to pain u4
Tn flnt and only paln-kllllui pla * .