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A VOTK for Ivodnmu menus an en
dorsement of jobbery and boodllng.
MIKK MAUL will be as good na "i *
jiainc when it ooiuc.s to a set-to with
TKXAS eluotod llvo negroes to the
now legislature of that , htnto. Has
Toxns iilso broken away from tlio solid
THK upornioHt | ) ( iiicstion hi the minds
of every citizen of Omaha should be ,
who are the best men bo elected to the
Wir VT a simp Tlndniun's sinters , cous-
IIIB , aunts , tlicir liusbunds and brothers
would have if Holly Job Joe should get
into the council.
Ii : . lUKiir'Kit has subscribed one hun-
flrod dollars to beat Mr. Davis in the
.KinIh ward. That looks as if Davis
was in the \vtiv of Mercer's motor.
ISN'T IT about time for other towns in
the state to follow the example set by
Superior and Norfolk and interchange
soc-ial courtesies with the business men
of Omaha ?
'I IV MK. PADDY Foun has made a
compact with tlio gamblers to get their
support , as is reported , tlio gamblers
_ are liable to slip up when ho comes to
deliver the goods.
PAT Foun claims that ho made his
forty thousand dollars in turning over
Omaha dirt. No doubt of it. Tlio grad
ing and paving contractors have turned
up the dirt for him.
iror/i.Y Joit Jon is making pledges to
reform if ho is elected to the next coun
cil , but at Ills ago , habit , bus become
second nature and reform is utterly
out of the question.
LAST month four arrests wore made
by the police for illegal voting. If
honest men keep their eyes open to-day
they can secure the arrest of several
Mil.YIIIISLKH was fairly nominated
in the Fourth ward and is entitled to
the support of all republicans , regard
less of the person ul controversy
between Mr. Bechel and the mayor.
KuitiJASKA contributes her share to
( iotioral Harrison's menagerie. The
rod house sent by citizens of LOUD City
\o the president-elect will bo a mo.st
jiio5t convenient homo for the white
TUB citizens of the Second ward have
had a faithful rcnrcfloutativo in the
council in Mr. Kaspar for the past two
ypsirs. They know him to bo upright
nnd caablo. | ) It is their interest to ender -
dor < e him for anothor'term.
TIIK citizens of the Fifth ward , rc-
pardless of party , should vote , for Mr.
llolbrook. lie is a clean and straight
forward business man. lie has no axes
1o grind and no jobs to father. Ho can
IM > elected if all the best citizens rally
tj hi support.
Oi'it Bister republic , Mexico , is just
now celebrating with feasts and bull
lights nnd sports dear to the Mexican
heart , the inauguration of President
Jnx. | The liberal rulerof Mexico began
liis third term on December 1 , and car
ries with him the best wishes of the people
ple of the United States for four years
of progress and prosperity.
TIIK resolution of the Oklahoma set
tlers to throw up their claimsand aban
don the territory , was the most scnsi-
. bio policy that could have been adopted.
Congress has the question of opening
the territory to settlers under consider
ation , and all the blow and bluster of
the boomers to coerce congress into
doing impossible and unlawful acts only
injured their cause.
IT IB gratifying to learn that siifllcloiit
in'L'a.niro has boon brought to bear on
the owners of tlo | Dos Moines river
lands to stop the eviction of the sct-
llurs until spring. It will give the
unfortunate farmers time to come to
FOiuo kind of an understanding with
the ownora of the land , or at least allow
thorn an opportunity to prepare for re-
inovl : , now that they realize that
eviction means somethiuy more thun u
The most elaborate annual message ol
President Cleveland is his last , nnd
while it is certain to command far less
general interest than his message of n
year ago , It will be widely approved as
in the main a juilldou * slate paper.
The presidonl introduced Ills message
with what is in the nature of a homily
upon the duties of the government and
the departures that have been made
from a strict observance of constitu
tional obligations. lie reminds tlic
"country that at the expiration of thu
present session of congress thu first cen
tury of our constitutional existence as a
nation will bo completed but we tnnat
not feel assured from this survival
of an hundred years that , there
are no dangers to fear. The time
booms opportune to the provident for n
sober inquiry as to whether in the past
we have always kept in the safe course
nnd whether the way that leads tc
happiness and perpetuity is clear and
plain. lias the government been con
ducted on constitutional lines , audits
bond to deal honestly , fairly and justly
by the people been always regarded ?
It Is evident Mr. Cleveland does not
think these requirements have been
complied with , and his outlook is some
what pessimistic. Ho finds reason for
pride nnd satisfaction in the country 'a
growth , but there is a somber shading
to the bright picture. This appears in
the widely contrasting conditions ol
people in the cities , where ,
with wealth and luxury are
mingled poverty , wretchedness and un-
roinuiiorativo toil. Crowded cities sug
gest the Impoverishment of rural sec
tions and discontent with agricultural
pursuits. There is an eager chase for
easily acquired wealth , the fortunes of
our manufacturer : ) are largely built
upon uiiduu exaction from the masses of
our own people , and there is a constantly
widening gulf between employers and
the employed , leading to the formation
of classes of the rich and powerful on
the one hand and the toiling pooron the
other. All this the president deems to
be due to a radical departure from the
old lines , and lie evidently regards it as
an extremely menacing state of affairs.
Pointed reference is nmdo to the
growth of aggregated capital in
the form of trusts , combinations ,
and monopolies , which , instead of being
carefully restrained creatures of tlio
law , are fast becoming the people's
Passing to the consideration of tlio
tariff and the surplus , the president
leaves no room to doubt that he is firmly
anchored in the position taken in his
message of last year , [ to declares the
existing situation , involving a partner
ship of the government with a favorite
few of the people , to be injurious to the
health of our entire body pjlitic. It
stifles all patriotic love of country , sub
stituting selfish greed and grasping
avarice. Those who had hoped for any
suggestion of compromise from the
president regarding a revision of the
tariff , with a view to bringing
the parties in congress together so that
a measure might be passed at the
present session , will bo disappointed.
Ilis plain counsel to his party is to adhere -
hero to the lines already marked out.
"The cause for which the battle is
waged , " siiys the president , "is com
prised within lines clearly and dis
tinctly defined. It should never bo
compromised. " It remains to be seen
whether the influence of Mr. Cleveland
with his party is as great after defeat
as when the promise of victory seemed
bright. If ho retains his past influence
there is little ground of hope that his
party in congress will recede from
its position. Yet there may be demo
crats who will Had it expe
dient , in view of the expression
of the popular judgment to depart some
what from the lines marked out by the
president , and thus enable a compro
mise to be effected which will at tlio
present session give the country the re
lief it requires.
Regarding Iho state of the union ,
there is flio familiar assurance of do
mestic tranquility and peace with all
nations. Our foreign relations have
been strengthened and improved in
some directions , while the questions
still to he settled are in the president's-
opinion susceptible of sutibfactory ad
justment by frank diplomatic treat
ment. The president expresses solici
tude respecting the settlement of
the lishcries dispute , and invokes
the earnest and immediate atten
tion of congress to the question , still be
lieving that the treaty of lust February
furnished a practical and satisfactory
adjustment , honorable to both coun
The president justifies his course
in the Siiokvillo-Wost matter as ncces-
sury to the maintenance of mutual con
fidence between the two countries ,
characterizing the conduct of the min
ister as unpardonable.
The Chinese question is regarded as
satisfactorily disposed of , and generally
our foreign relations are untroubled.
The president urges forcibly the duty
of passing proper measures to insure a
right disuosltioii of the public lands ,
not only as a matter of pres
ent justice , but in forecast of the
consequences to future generations.
"Our dear experience , " snys the presi
dent , "ought sutllclontly to urge the
speedy enactment of measures of legis
lation which will conflno the future dis
position of our remaining agricultural
land to the use of actual husbandry and
genuine homes. " Improvement is noted
in the condition of the Indian popula
tion , testifying to the value of our later
methods of dealing with them , which
the president thinks should bo contin
ued. A revision of the pensipn laws is
recommended so as to moot as far
as possible all meritorious discs. In
thn opinion of the president the princi
ples on which pensions should bu
granted are in danger of being
altogether ignored , to the Injury ol
both the veterans and the government.
Regarding the adjustment of the rela
tions between the government and the
hind-grant railroads , it will porhap *
Eurprlso no one to tlnd that he favors
an extension of time for the payment
by such roads of their Indebtedness to
the government. Having very llttlo
knowledge of the subject , and being
most largely under iufluuuoes friendly
to Uui rullraadj , U is uut
tlmt Mr , Cleveland's altitude should bo
what It Is in this matter , although it
docs not comport very well with his
professed concern in other directions
for the interests of the people. Other
important recommendations are
for a revision of the naturali
zation laws , the generous privileges of
which are abused , and for a reorganiza
tion of the consular hcrvico , which the
president regards as of serious impor
tance to our national interests.
Tlic president concludes by confessing
that ho is conaciou ? of having inade
quately reviewed the affairs of the na
tion , and his omission to make nny ref-
oi-eneo to the territorial question will
certainly bo remarked. On the whole ,
however , aa to its practical features , the
message is a creditable document as
such state papers go.
'Jill1'OSTAT , SKlll'lCE.
Under the present administration the
postal service has not maintained its
former oflleioncy. In nearly every portion
tion of the country there has been more
or loss complaint , rather more marked
in the west than elsewhere. The pre-
docesMrof ) the present postmaster gen
eral sought to make his department a
great Doliticnl machine , and in floing so
he necessarily brought demoralization
to the service. There is no class of
government employes to whom training
and experience are more necessary than
to those in the postal service. The
postal employe must be Intelligent ,
quick and apt , or the service will suffer.
Oiven the qualifications , there must
be careful trniningnnd long experience
in order to obtain the highest olllcioncy.
This service should consequently
have fewer changes in Its otllcials
and employes than almost any other.
Mr. Vilas did not understand this , or
else did not care , and under his admin
istration the service very greatly de
Hut there baa been improvement
under the present postmaster general ,
and notwithstanding all the drawbacks ,
the financial results of the service are
shown to have boon very satisfactory
for the past year. There was an in
crease of revenue in all the depart
ments , and while tie ! expenditures
were considerably enlarged over the
nrovious year the deficit was ma
terially less. The expansion of
the service in a single year , by
the creation of additional postolllues ,
the extension of the railway mail ser
vice , and the enlargement of the carrier
service , was notable , iind altogether the
statistics of thu service supply a very
good index of the prosperity of the
This vast service lias outgrown old
methods , and the time lias come when it
must in certain respects undergo reor
ganization. The report of the postmas
ter general contains some valuable rec
ommendations as to what is required
for the greater olllciency of the service ,
and these should have the careful at-
tion of congress. The masses of the
people arc moreconcerned with the pos
tal service than with the business of
any other department ot the govern
ment , and they will readily pardon any
reasonable expenditure necessary to
render this service as thorough and
ellicientas it can bo made. The rec
ommendations of the postmaster gen
eral are practical and sound , and con
gress should give heed to them.
It is not at all likely that ? the decent mem
bers of the city council will respond to Mayor
Uroatch's call for a special mcotlntr to-night.
The object of the call is to secure confirma
tion of the Judges and clerks of to-morrow's
election appointed by the mayor. I'c.slcr-
( J < i/'s | Herald.
What doas this mean , if not an effort
to incite lawlessness and disorder ? The
law requires the mayor to appoint
judges nnd clerks of election , and the
duty of the council is to pass upon those
appointments. A refusal on the part of
counoilmcn to do their duty in this re
spect is revolutionary. The manifest
intent of such conduct would bo
to promote fraud in the canvass
of the vote , and play into
the hands of repealers and voters
imported with fraudulent intent. This
scheme to pack the polls with illegal
voters and election judges who will
wink at fraud is nothing more or less
than a conspiracy concocted and sot on
fool by the sumo gang that dolled the
lawful authorities and sought to leave
the city without police protection.
It remains to bo seen whether these
fomenters of anarchy can carry out
their plot. If the1 law-abiding citizens
of Omaha rally against them to-day they
cannot possibly stem this tidal wave.
Every taxpayer , and for that matter
every citi/.on , has a vital interest in the
outcome of the city election. The dis
reputable conduct of our council during
the past eighteen months has done in
calculable damage to Omaha's reputa
tion abroad. The corrupt combinations
between cotincilmon and contractors
have Illchcd money out of the pockets
of the taxpayers and piled up a heavy
burden of future taxation for inferior
pavomonl and extravaganlly paid grad
Unless our citizens turn out in full
force to support candidates known to bo
honest , the next council will bo , if such
a thing could bo , worse than the Hist.
IT is somewhat singular to hoar of a
cotton factorial Dos MoInesJowa.Novor-
tholosstho first cotton factory over oper
ated in that state has just been opened
with elaborate ceremonies. The future
of this institution will bo watched with
interest. The manufacturing of cotton
it ? an Industry to which the west has
never laid claim. If tin ; Dos Moines fac
tory proves successful , it will demon
strate that tlio west can compote wltu
the south in the manufacture of good
cotton goods. Now England has long1
been supreme as the great cotton manu
facturing center of the country. Its
uK3rb [ water power , its easy water com
munication with Charleston and other
nouthern cotton ports , its cheap fuel
have given that section advantages.
which ( Ittcd It pro-oininontly for the in
dustry. The south , moreover , ns the
home of the cotton plant , and with
cheap fuelhas demonstrated in the last
few years that it has become a powerful
rJvul to New England , It is possible that
the cheapness of railroad trnnsporlatloi
to the cotton Holds and to coal mine
have given certain localities of the wes
advantages In the manufacture of cot
ton goods equal to those possessed b.i
other sections. ' This may explain tlu
location of a cotton mill at Dos Motne ?
Should the onleuprlsc prove successful
it will bo a very important addition U
the manufacturing industries of the
TIIRHK is a conservative element it
Dakota counselling the people not to be
too eager in pushing the admission o
the territory to statehood. Ex-Govcrnot
Pierce belongs to 'this class , which bo
licvt"s thai it were belter that Dakntt
should qualify herself perfectly foi
statehood before urging congress for ar
early admission. The question of di
viding the territory into two states , the.
question of a liberal nnd satisfactory
state constitution , the question of the
location of a state capital should be
thoroughly discussed and approved before
fore congress bo importuned for action ,
While Dakota should lose no opportu
nity to hasten her admission there i
danger thai in her eagerness grave nils
takes may bo made which may injure
the stale. The slop which Dakota h
about to take is for all time nnd not foi
mere temporary advantage. It there
fore behooves the people of the lorrl
lory to consider well what would bi
best for her lasting interest before thej
cast the die.
MONTANA chafes and frets under hoi
territorial yoke and calls loudly to him
her shackles loosened. With a votinj.
population estimated at over forty thou
sand , the people of the territory Had I
hard to comprehend why they are dis
franchised. They liken themselves tc
a conquered province ruled by govern
ors , judges and secretaries not of thoii
choice , but sent to them to execute thoii
laws. They want the benefits , the free
dom , the prosperity that follows homo
rule , and in all probability before an
other year rolls by the people will be
granted all they ask and Montana will be
crowned with tlio majesty of statehood ,
N to the United States
for tlio past six months has fallen oil
materially. Since June there has been
a diminution of twelve thousand in the
number of immigrants to this country
as compared with the same period lasl
year. This has been due to a decrease
in the influx from Greal Britain , Ger
many , Norway and Sweden , and would
indicate that the laboring world ol
Europe was at work.
MANVIMJS'S efforts to undermine Mr.
Shriver will have very little effect on
the Sixth ward republicans. Mr.
Shriver is a competent and reliable
man who will represent the taxpayers
of the ward and cannot be approached
"MAi > K draft for $1,01)0 ) to-day. "
J ( ) ) if.s' ? T. ( 'usJiinjf.
' Wo succeeded in giving Kcilmaii the
nomination and are making a very
manful and expensive fight in the Sixth
for Hodman. " , / ict T. Cuthiny.
The AVnrcl llcolcr.
A'cic Or/mil / * IVniyinif.
The man who is a bully c.innot be n gentle
man. And that is what is the matter with a
bully la politics.
JjoCt Something Out.
I'ltUaiMpltia I'm * .
It is beginning to dawn upon the public that ,
Calvin Hrico worked u campaign of intellect
with the intellect left out.
A Great Work for
If congress wants to iiiuko itscU popular
this winter lot It investigate the base ball
trust that puts n low arbitrary prlco on tlio
wages of Us labor and a high arbitrary | u-ico
on the admission fee to its exhibitions.
Jlcaplnc Coals of Fire.
'Whatever else may bo said of President
Hayes ho certainly is a magnanimous man.
Notwithstanding tlie general abuse of him by
democrats since Ins retirement lie comes to
the front and lends his ability and inllucnca
to the society working for prison reforms.
Tlie Drones of Society.
Tlio coming dismissal of 130,000 democratic
ofllceholdor.t would be apt to create a glut In
tlio labor market if it were not for the fact
that as a rale thi-y belong to _ tlio class which
Industriously avoids all labor of a reputable
or tisolul character.
Tim Kiiilroail I'roulcm.
X. r. Time * .
It Is pretty clear that sooner or later the
government of the United States will have
to make some provision for the regulation
of railroad charges , at least wlicro commerce
between status is liable to disturbance nnd
derangement through the competition of dif *
fcrcnt linen for tlio same trafllc. It is im
portant to the business public as well us to
nvcstors in railroad securities that trans
portation charges should bu maintained with
[ easonablc uniformity nnd stability.
Tlio Iowa KvicltoiiH.
It Is Impossible to deny sympathy to the
Iowa settlers who are being evicted from
: heir homes by federal process , In many
cases It menus ruin ; in all eases It moans
hardship and sorrow. Tlioru can be no
question , of course , about tlio validity of the
tltlu held against them. Thu highest court
of the laud has continued it , and it is not to
bo longer resisted or disputed. At the pamo
time , however , the misfortune appeals
strongly to tlio general scnso of pity. A
largo number of tlicso people have made
payments on their lands , ami occupied and
cultivated tliein In good fnlth , with no Intent
to do u wrong or to gain an unJUHtndvantago.
It seems very singular and very Uurd tlmt
some art-augment could not liava been made
to spare tlicat u reasonable share of tlio
suffering wlileli they are undergoing at u
latter season of tlio year and under clrcum-
stances of peculiar-severity.
The I'fcsldoiitiiil Kleotlon.
'Every four years , Uko a bugbear appears
A now presidential election ;
Tlio pcoplo go n ] ail and business Is bad ,
Anil lucre's general woo and dojoctlou ,
Santo people suggest , us u euro for tlio pest ,
On tlio term to construct ait extension ,
And add to tlio four a year or two inoro
Of relief from tbo strife and contention ,
iut the poor democrats , If tlio plan Is a go ,
Say a racket Ilka Unit heaves them out In the
And they'll all have to strike for a pen
Chief Justice Pallor's nine children ate
.urkoy wltb him yesterday ,
It is now rumoroa that the Clcvelunds and
Whltneys will go to'Kuropo together hi tlic
Mayor Hewitt , of Now York , rcconiniomli
the Institution of warm public baths for that
Ames , of Princeton , hn the bast record In
the Intercollegiate Football league for goal.1
C There la a peed deal of talk regarding D.ui-
ici t.amont's future occupation. At present
he is engaged in the infant Industry of keep
ing the baby quiet.
Oliauiicoy M. Depow. whoso allopathic
doses of humor have done the country so
much good , Is a believer in the homu'Opathlo
theory of medicine.
As KHJah Halford , President-elect Harri
son's private secretary , utod to report CKOOU-
ttons , he will display great ability in hanging
up applications for office.
Mr , George Wostinghatisp , tlio big manu
facturer of Pittsburg , gave each of his em
ployes a turkey for Thanksgiving. Hi1 dls-
irlbutod 4,130 turkeys , winch cost $ tMVJ.40.
If Gi-noral Harrison wants to do a neat
thing 1m will turn hi * lately acituired men-
agerlo over to Mr. Cleveland , who will liuvo
plenty of time to feed and stir up the ani
ItneA Tennyson makes a most irritable in
valid. He. . insists upon having the newspa
pers road to him , and if they represent his
condition as worse than it really Is ho Hies
nto a rage at oncu.
A year or two after ho became president ,
Abraham Lincoln said of the night of his
election : "When I finally bade my friend *
good night and left that room t had substan
tially completed the framework of my cabi
net as It now exists. "
A MIscolInnooiiM AHHOftinont oflejnl
Thecaso ofThoinai l-'itzimaurlco against
the licit line railway in an action to recover
damages to the extent of fi.OOO Is on trial before -
fore .ludga Poune. The plaintiff has sus
tained the damage by reason of the defeod-
ant laying its tracks in front of his property
on California street.
Carrie Freeman has been granted a di
vorce from U. Freeman n the ground of
cruelty and Inhuman conduct.
Joseph Lock wood pleaded guilty to the
charge of grand larceny oeforo Judge GrofC
and was committed to the penitentiary for
two years at hard labor. It will bo remem
bered that h"j is the young man who com
mitted tlio Garnoau robbery , currying away
$ . ' ,500 worth of diamonds at noontide about
eight months ago.
Kd Woodward , the elevator boy who stole
various articles at the Millard hotel , was
sentenced to the reform school.
Christie Connect- , the young man who stole
a horse at Florence and rode it to Sioux City ,
la. , was again called up before .ludgo GrolT.
His father uppuared and solicited the court
to limit his term to the reform school to two
years , but the court informed him that It
could not limit the term , but should the bov
reform during that period or sooner he would
be released under proper legal restraints.
The youthful prisoner was then sentenced to
the industrial college.
Mrs. Marie Diibach , the woman held by the
police Judge to the district court on a charge
of being a procuress , again breathes the free
air. Yesterday her case was called and nollcd
by County Attorney Sinicr.il. Miss Ida
iimilh , wlio was also held : is a witness , was
released. The prosecuting attorney discov
ered that the evidence in thu case was of but
The jury in the case of Hrod.v against the
Omaha Smelting works , in an action to re
cover $ 10,000 for injuries sustained while the
plaintiff was in the tunploy of thu defendant ,
returned a verdict of SolW.
.ludgo Hopowoll is engaged In trying the suit
of Paul Xuyezhbcl against the Omaha and
Grant Smi'lting company for damages in the
sum of $10.1)00 ) and costs of action , on account
of personal injuries received while the plain
tiff was in the employment of tlio defendant
company , December , 1S37.
United States Court.
The grand jury convened again yesterday
morning and at once began taking evidence
in the alleged election frauds.
While on bis way to luncheon yesterday
.Judgo Uundy lost the bills , cross-bills
nnd answer inthe Kit Carter Cattle
company vs the Harlum Cattle com
pany. While Iho documents can be
replaced , they are neverthelejs of vast im-
portimuo to the court. They were lost in the
vicinity of Sixteenth and Lcavonworth
streets. ' .
The case of Florcntzo Hueck against
SherilT.lames H. Hay , of Hichurdson county ,
this state , is on trial before Judge Dutidy.
It is nn action brought about by the plaintiff
to recover f. OOU damages for false imprison
The United States grand jury are actively
following tlio instructions of Judge Dandy
and examining witnesses on the question of
political corruption in the late election. Out
of the llfty-ihrco persons subpu'nnod , eleven
wore ox ; mi in oil yesterday , among thorn be
ing John Mchonoy , superintendent of the
county poor farm ; Dr. Taggart , resident
medical ofliccr at the same place , and sev
eral newspaper reporters.
One of the principal claims is that of John
Fleck for SltiO ! : for services rendered ns
foreman nnd conceal manager of Frank's
livery barn. The claim of Sl.iJOO in favor of
tlio United States National bank of this city
David J. Sulden has entered a replevin suit
against U. A. Finery to recover brick to the
amount of 300
, Justlco CnnrtH.
Alex and Lena Miller ran a $105 grocery
) ill with Joseph Pflantof Uos Moines , and
mw ho wants that amount. Suit was en
tered in the court of Justice Holmes yoster-
.1. W. Simpson sued Sum Moycr for $10
worth of goods sold and delivered , ia Justice
Holmes' court yesterday morning.
THAT MIISUM.IJ niscout ) .
The Espiqcopnlinni Torn Up Ity Antic
ipated CllOI-ill OillldlltiCH.
The congregation and vestry of flic Trinity
Episcopal cathedral arc much worked up
over a canard that is going'around in some
unaccountable way , that the choir of the
cathedral was about to be reduced in number
ind its oflleicitcy Imperilled by the discharge
of ono of its leading soloists. The whole
storyas now in circulationis a misreprosenta-
ion of tin ) facts of the case. Speaking upon
ha subject to-day u prominent member of
Trinity said :
"What the vestry are going to do Is this :
They will reduce Sirs. Cotton's salary by.
$ i00 ! a year , at Iho sumo time relieving her of
my duty except that of soprano boloist. This
ady is a capable bingw , but the vestry have
a long time boon considering u reduction
vhlcli they are forced U ) muko and are about
0 mufeo it. Mirfs Uoeder's services will bo
for the prubont uiipunsod with , and otlior re
ductions In the choir will take place , for the
lost of all reasons , that the music cominitteo
nivo now exceeded their appropriation by
icarly > rl,000 , and , in view of certain uncx-
) octed responsibilities , tlio vestry has to call
1 halt. Kvon supposing the hall does IIKMII
ho Impairing of Trinity's services , that will
bo preferable to running in debt. Trinity
estry Is composed of H W. Yutes ,
Judge Wukely , Judge Doane , Guy
Jurton and other rlcnr headed men who
enow then- business , and It Is asserted will
not bo dotorrcd from doing their duty by
any outside comment. Client changes nro
going to IM > madti all around In thin
choir. The worship hu * beconi' ) too elabo
rate and oi > eratio in character ,
There will bo u good musical rongrega- '
lonol service , probably more devotional and
considerably cheaper than as at present. 1
hink Dean Garder oan hold his own with
any preacher in the olty , and our congrcgu
ion will suffer no dimlnuation by reason of
Jr. Dyurou or any other noted clergyman
vlio may locate hero. The cathedral cannot
icld more people thun It cloos now Uvory
sitting Is occupied und hundreds are turned
away from every Hcrvico. "
Tlio School lloni'd.
The school board mut last night In regular
oaslon. The only business of Importance
ransactedwan the Intermission of Treasurer
lush's monthly financial roport. The bids
or covering steam licatnig plpo * in the
chuoU were opened and referred to the
committee ou buildings and property , aim
ho employes allowed their salaries for Mo-
CrIPPirMHTT \ T t 1VOAT XT
bAD AllIDIiST AT LINCOLN
A Woman Frlchtfully Mnnjilocl by n
Union Puoltlc Engine.
THE SPEAKERSHIP SCRAMBLE ,
Fhinni'lnl Condition of HID Hepiihli-
cftti Slnto Central Committee
I/niiliam / anil His Contract An
LINCOLN Unnuu onitn OMAHA ins , j
lui'J ' 1 > Sria-.KT ,
Lt.Ncoi.sDec . M. (
About noon to-ilny tlio report was circu
lated on the streets that n woman had btvn
killed In the southeast part of the city. In
vcstlgatlon proved It to bo too true. A Union
1'iiciflc freight train had crushed the life out
of Mr. * . Andrew Jacobs , aged sixty-two
years , who , from ind lent Ions , had been pickIng -
Ing up coal along the trade. No one saw the
tragedy ; but the story is told by the evidence
of mule objects. A pall partly illicit with
coal stood a few feet from where the aged
victim lay. A number of freight cars were
standing on a side track near the street , and
curs were being set In or taken out. On the
west &ldu of whcro the.su cant stood the old
lady was diligently picking up coal , un
noticed by the brakenicn or engineer. Indeed -
deed , from the situation , it was apparently
impossible for thorn to notice her. Unmindful
of danger she ventured too near the stand
ing cars , and when the switching train
moved the wheels caught her hands and
doubled her up under the brake-liar , thogrcnt
wheels , stripping Mesh and crushing bones ,
probablv leaving her dead before loosing
their grip. At lean life was wholly uxtluct
when her body was discovered. Mrs. Jnc obs
body , hands ami limbs wcro frightfully
mangled. Cruel wounds wcro also to bo
seen about her head and nock. Words can
not muko it stronger. It was a horrible
tragedy. At " o'clock the coroner was un
decided as to whether he would hold an iu-
uuost. The circumstances scorn to imilto it
unnecessary , it is almost certain that Mrs.
Jacobs' sad death is the result of an accident
for which no one could bo made responsible.
She lived with her son-in-law , Mr. S. J.
Sampson , JW'.i G. street. She was ill-clad ,
and her surrounlngs go to show that .she
must have been very poor. Her body was
put in charge of Undertaker Hcaton about
1 o'clock , who will prepare it for burial. The
funeral will probably take nlace to-morrow.
SOMK.WIIAT 1'OI.ITICAI. .
The side of a barn would hardly hold the
names of the candidates for npcakcr of tlio
house of representatives. Hut the promi
nent gentlemen mentioned for the honoi
have been named by Tin : Huu. It is generally
orally conceded here , however , that the light
is between Cady , Muliriilc and Watson , with
a possible chancu for Olmstcd. The railroads
arc very friendly towards Mr. Watson. His
candidacy will bo pushed for all it is worth.
HuyinoiKl and Howe are the only candidates
known for president pro teui of the senate.
Hoxvo says ho is not u candidate , but his de
nial m tlio best evidence in the world that ho
will bear watching. Hrad Slaughter is toy
ing the ropes for chief clerk of the house.
Corrpll and Hebron will attempt to east him
at the opportune moment. These gentlemen
are the only prominent candidates for this po
sition. Slaughter's succession isn mutter of
some doubt. Tom Cook , of Lancaster , sooh.i
to succeed himself ns llrst assistant chiel
clerk , and ho will come pretty near knocking
the persimmon. Wells , of Crete , will try to
knock WaltM. Secley out in his cunvm : for
chief cleric of the senate. It is thought hero
that the Honorable Walter will have to go.
He has served liis apprenticeship and ought
to be willing to step aotvn und out.
THE CAMI'AIQX CXI'KNSHS.
"Oh , yes , wo are over 100 ill the hole , "
said a member of the executive committee ot
the republican central committee to Tim Hii :
man to-day , "but I suppose wo will have to
make the most of it. The bills of tlic secre
tary and treasurer have all been paid. Xonc
of this paper went to protest. "
' You can sny"continued tliecotntnittecman
'that ' Hechcl and Scoloy lived high , too high
to please the boys who have the deficiency to
nay. Other than this I have nothing to say. "
It seems that there were heavy bills con
tracted during the national republican con
vention. To rutso the money to defray the
secretary's ' expenses there and other inci
dentals , a note for $100 was given at , one of
the banks of Omaha. So when the Htato
campaign commenced the committee was
handicapped by a debt , Known only to the
secretary and treasurer , and when duo it ;
was paid from the regular campaign fund.
The treasurer collected over $1,1)00 ) for cam
paign purposes , an ample bum , it was
though , to defray the expenses of an econom
ical campaign. Shortly after tins Chairman
Kichards guvo an order to the State Journal
.company on the treasurer for hills duo tliein ,
and they were banked and went to protest ,
payment having been refused. These orders
were signal by L. D. Uinhurds , chairman of
the republican state central committee , nnd
the gag at thu time was about all ho could
stand. At that time there hail bqcu snfll-
cicnt money paid In to cover the order. This
fact was known to thn chairman und he gave
them in good faith und was kicked in the
face by $0.7.1 protest fees. Hlood circulated
warmly for a time , but rather than haw a
small war at'that stage of the game , while
in the in Id ; , t of tlio campaign , the matter was
smoothed over and hushed nn. The excuse
given by Treasurer Hechol for declining to
pay tr.i" orders was that ho had paid oil di'bl.s
contracted last year with the money ho had
in hand , orders having come in signed by < < x-
Chnirinim Mcikcljohn and Seoley , and which
ho claimed ho had a right to honor. This was
a hard dose , but with the others it XV.H
swallowed. Tne good of the party denianucil
it. Still the committeu hnpcdto pull Uircugn
by economical management. Secloy and
Hechol'B note and tlio pi.ment of all campaign
ilcbts swompi'd the committee this year and
Iho SfM note now duo at ono of the banks of
Lincoln must bo pam by them. "This , "
ngain said the committeuman , "is duo to hav
ing Mich men as SValt Seeley and W. l < \
Uccliel manage our political affairs. "
I.\NIIAM AN'D HIS rONTIlACr ,
Unless Contractor Lanhan can give a-rca-
; onublo reason for the course he U pursuing
on the Capitol ground * work tliero will
probablv bo a legislative commit too appointed
to look Into the muttor. There Is no'quoMlon
of doubt but what thro Uu grave dlsccpanry
iK'twoon the work ho Is dohig nnd the
plans and specifications governing the con
tract ho l.s under. This is patent to nnv half-
disciplined t > yt > . Just why the bnnnlof publlo
lands and Lulldlng * has allowed his estimates
from time to time is another matter not
altofrrtlior clour. The whole business possi
bly needs raking fort ) nnd aft. The board has
eyes and can sec. No CUP claims that the
work corrosiwmls with the RpoclllcnUons.
The most claimed for It is that it will prove )
durable. Hut the state contracted for it
piece of line work as well ns a piece of work
that will.itnnd wear and tour. Under the
ypocltlcMtloiiR It should be line ns well as
durable work , and It wholly Inclts the llrst
essential. When the bids were inntlo for the
contract the architect's plans worn submitted
for intelligent consideration , and when the
nntractors llgurcd on the work they thor
oughly understood every oxuction of the
Hpi'dilcationn , nnd In their bids ngroed to
abide by them. Lanhanr.s bid proved to bo
the lowest and the work was awarded to
him. The gontlemi'tu'ompetlng fortho work
stated nt the time and state now tlmt Lau >
ham nuisl lose money If ho does the work in
any measure i-orresKiuling | to the plans
ngroed upon. One of the bidders said to Mr.
Lunhnm at the time that ho was bit and ad
vised htm to got tlio board to ohango the
plans o that ho could use artitlclnl stone. At
the time ho received the contract his bunglo-
gome llgures led the board to bullovn his
bid to bo $37,000 Instead of $57.000 ,
nnd correction was exacted nnd made. Kvon
then his bin was over f 10,000 less than the
next bidder , uml over $20,000 loss than the
highest. The highest bid by somu is said to
bo notio too high for the class of work the
slate contracted for , nnd has reason to ox
pcct. No ono euros to see Mr. Lmiham lese
money In his venture , but the fooling is that
he .should closely npproxlmntuhis agreement ,
KO that the state may not bo abused. The
taxpayers have rights in this matter that
both Lanham and the board ought to rospoot ,
Siiu'o Tin ; linn has called attention to this
matter there has been patient waiting to sue
what kind of ua excuse Mr. Lauhain would
bring to bear to vindicate- his course. His
silence is taken as suggestive , und a number
of persons have said to mo during the past
day or two : "Stir him up again ; ho owes
the state an explanation. " 1 have no do-
slro to do Lanham injustice , and there
may bo conditions tlmt I do not understand.
Hut the spccllifutlons are at the capital and
Ills work on the ground o.m be compared
with them with very llttlo trouble. It eau
then be seen that I am not complaining with
out reasonable cause.
AX IMI'OItTAXT Almi'.ST.
Some of the thieves who have been doing
the city in divers ways during the past few
weeks uro coming to grief. It is u notorious
fact that there has been an unusual amount ,
of petty thieving going on hero for u short
time past. Complaints come to the notlco of
the police force almost every day. Some of
them are sorious. Valuable articles have
been stolen. Arrests have been uiaao
from time to time but proof In
many cases has been Insufllolent to
hold them , and the court lias boon compelled
to discharge them. Some of the dons in
vestigated have brought forth fruit : some
stolen articles have been recovered , but in a
majority of cases It has been Impossible to
recover them. The thieves have done tholr
work usually well. Hut the arrest to-day of
Kugeno Hughes nnd UlelmrU Doran , charged
with stealing clothing from I. it. Isenhart , is
thought to he an important one , as they are
believed to bo leaders of n thoroughly or-
gani/ed gang that infest the city. Hughes Is
u graduate of the reform school and an ox-
convict. His to bo hoped that the right
parties are in the tolls , und that the band of n
thieves that han been so successful In evad
ing ortlcers of the law will all come to Brief.
CITV NUWS AND XOTKS.
District court will bo called again tomorrow
row morning at 9 o'clock , Judge Chapman
will preside. Ho failed to materialize this
morning. The reason is unknown.
The officers elected by the Lincoln Typo
graphical union yesterday nro as follows :
President , Will Sullivan ; vice president , W.
W. Hobortson ; secretary , J. M. Thompson ;
treasurer , A. H. Warren ; executive commit
tee , J. K. Howe , J. H. Cot-rick , J. H. Hain ,
C. M. Jones , A. C. Young ; sergcant-at-
arms , C. Morath.
The annual uioeeso and convention of the
Hrotherhooil of St. Andrew will bo hold noxl
Sunday at the Episcopal church. The con
vention will continue over two days. Order
of services will bo as follows : Holy com
munion at UicChurch of the Holy Comforters
atTi a. in. Condrmation services and sermon
to tlio brotherhood by Hishop Worthlngtoii
at lu:30 : a. in. at the Masonic tompla. Husi-
ness meeting at. ! p. in. at the Church of the
Holy Comforters , livening services and address - '
dross by Dean Gardner at the sauio place nt
8 p. m.
A Committc'K Upon
The president of the ooard of trade IIUB ap
pointed the following gentlemen to act as n
committee upon legislation. They will bo
empowered to confer with the Douglas
county representation in the state legislature
upon matters of importance to Omaha and
the county generally. Their Hint meeting
will bo held next Wednesday nt : ! : , ' ! ( ) p. m.
Tills committee will continue to meet from
time to time at the call of tlio chairman.
Possibly u dozen meetings will bo held bo-
: wcen to-day and thu meeting of the legis-
.uturo. The gentlemen appointed are :
Messrs. John Evans , D , W. Llninger , C. H.
Hrown , John H , Fury , K W. Gray , W. J.
Council ami John A. Horbach.
The following marriage licenses wcro
granted yesterday :
( Lorin V. Shomway , Omaha . 00
i Mary Cootus , Lyons , Neb . 18
j Fred. ICudrim , Omaha . 27
( Fannie Hlaha , Omaha . 18
Human HOMOS Discovered.
Workman employed on excavating on Cum-
ng street yesterday noiir Twenty-seventh ,
liscovered a skull and otlior bones of tlu ;
mnian system , In the absence or the coroner -
oner ShorifT Coburn repaired to the seeno ,
mt found nothing that would warrant an In
estimation. Just how the bones came thci-a
s u mystery.
l pIIE American people arc quick to appreciate a good article ,
J _ which accounts for their consuming over twenty millions of cakes
of IVORY SOAP the past year. Its sterling merits and moderate cost
establish it permanently in every household where once tried.
A WORD OF W AWNING.
There are many white soaps , each represented to he "just as peed as the 'Ivory' ' ) "
they ARE HOT. but like all counterfeits , lack the peculiar and ' ' ib'o qualities of
the genuine , Ask for "Ivory" Soap and Insist upon getting . . .
l&O , by Tructcr A