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IlshlnL'Compin- solemnly Bvwirthnt the
ntnialclrculntloii of TIIK lUit.v UKR for the
week ciullnR December 13.18SS.WM ni follows
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fiviorn to t > ( > fore mo nml tutwrlbod In my
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ei-nl N. P. IT.I U Notary Public ,
fctnto of Nebraska. I
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( Horpe II. 'l7schuclc , belnfj duly mrorn. rte
poscHantl nnHthat ho H m-cretnry ot tlio lie
I'lihllHliInu company , that the ncttiul avorni ;
ilnllyclidilution of TIIK luir.v llnti for the
month of li ) cembcr , 1H7 ! , 11.011 roplns ; for , lan
unry , isss. liVJM copiesi for Kcbmnry , 188M
] Wrj > plei : for Mnrcli , If-HH , 19.6VJ copies ; for
April. 1NW , 1 ,74I conh ) * : for Muy. 18i ! < , 17,18
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JtW , 18.1(11 copies ; for August. IMS , IMScopies !
for September , IH'W , IH.lfil copies ; for October ,
JfKS , won IP.OSt copies ; for November , 1833 ,
iwwn copies. aio. : n TzscHrnc.
Swonito before mo mid subsalbod In my
presence this bth dny of Dornmbor , ItW.
N. 1' . vr.H , Notary Public.
Tun property of corporations must bo
tnxcil tvt tlio biiiuo ratio as that of the
Ir IlASCATif * bo mntlo president of the
council , the people will openly resent
TltK place huntorn tire camping round
about the ciitol ] , and will shortly move
upon the oitiulol.
IK THH hosit of the churtor discussion
lot us suggest that the school board he
tukou out of politics.
Tin : next legislature should give the
barnacles a vacation , and elect clean
inon to olllcial positions.
LINCOLN is likewise anxious to'place
the granting of liquor licenses in the
hands of an excise board.
IT is qmto evident that General Harrison
risen is not losing any sleep over the
composition of his cabinet.
WITHIN a few days at most the bat
teries now masked will bo opened all
along the line on the candidates for the
SPECIAL meetings in support of the
Outhwaito funding bill are becoming an
Omaha fnd. Tlio taxpayers denounce
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Ii' there bo any member-elect of the
legislature who has not yet received a
railroad pass , good on lines in Ne
braska , it is because ho has refused to
accept the bribe.
IT WILL be Interesting to the next
legislature to know just how many
farms in Nebraska are mortgaged , and
the total amount of raortgngo paper
drawing interest in the state.
TT is said the legislative lobby is busy
preparing the chcstnutty blackmail
bills which are regularly introduced for
the purpose of blooding interested par
ties. Some of them "aro born to blush
uiiscon" and die in a pigeon hole.
NOBODY can complain of the bank
clearings and railroad earnings for the
past throe weeks. Their reports show
gains over the corresponding time last
year , although the record for that
period was uncommonly high.
Tun acquittal of Constable Paul Stein
for breaking the jaw ot a person ho was
about to arrest , was unpardonable. No
Dlllcof , whether ho bo policeman or con
stable , has the right to exceed his
authority by a brutal attack in the or
dinary discharge of his duty.
SENATOR RKAOAX , of Toxus , has ap
pointed his wife private secretary at six
dollars a day. There were other candi
dates for the place with good backing ,
but Iho bucccbbful ono had the advan
tage in being the power behind the
TWHNTV thousand dollars wore ap
propriated for the btato board of trans
portation at the last session of the leg
islature. For till the good the board
lias ever done the people of Nebraska ,
the money could just as well have been
thrown into the Miosourl river.
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TIIK committee on public lands and
buildings is n rich plum on which many
u membor-oloot of the logiblaturo custs
a longing oyo. The railroad candidates
for the spoakorship are fully aware of
Us advantages , and hold the dliiilrmun-
uiiip of It up us a tempting bait for sup-
EVCUY second ipnn at the stnto capi
tal is uaid to bo an ollico eeekoiv The
Members of the logiHlaturu on the
ground are bidding for the spuukor.shtp
or chairmanship of important conunit-
toc.H. and the pooploof Lincoln are I'.ftor
any appointment they can got ut the ;
public crib. '
TUB settlers of the DCS Molncs river
have causu to rejoice over the ro-
Bult of the teat case just decided to re
cover improvements made on the coni-
imny'H land. The plain tiff , an evicted
bottler , lias boon awarded full value for
Ills improvements while the company
lias boon granted a fair rental during
the settler's occupanuy , The decision
looks oqulUtblo and Is ono which will bo
received with universal approbation.
U'ho ease has sot a precedent and it will
undoubtedly load to an amicable settle
ment ot the whole question.
A NATIONAL POLTCY.
General Harrison ia reported to have
said to Iho committee of southern men
who callud on him Tuesday that it waq
not his intention to discriminate be
tween different sections of the country
by adopting a policy for ono section that
would not bo applied to the other.
Some time ago General Harrison mndo
n similar statement in writing to the
editor of n paper in the south regarding
the southern question , nnd there has
never been any sound reason for a doubt
that his policy would bo
national , applying alike to all
sections o the country. The
professed apprehension of the southern
politicians that the now administration
would pursue a course of persecution
toward the south and seek by some ex
traordinary muana to direct the politics
of that section oven to the extent of in
terference wish its local elections , did
not find warrant in the iccord of tlio
prcstdotit-olcct , nor in anything which
the republican party had doiio or pro
posed to do. Tlio alarm implied
a confession , and except in this
it had no significance. UIIQX-
poctod defeat had imply "rattled"
the southern politicians , and as
the guilty.flco when no man pursuoth ,
BO they , conscious of persistent wrong
doing , proclaimed themselves in dread
of something that no 0110 * had threat
ened and of which they wore in no dan
The policy of General Harrison will
bo to appoint to the federal olllccs in
the south capable nnd honest republi
cans , , vho will faithfully and fearlessly
disulmrge their duties , and within"tho
limit' ) of their authority see that the
laws are respected. Tlio United Slates
marshals and district attorneys whom
ho will appoint will not bo men in
sympathy with the southern dem
ocratic method of suppressing republi
can voters. They will undoubtedly bo
bolcctod with reference both to their
regard for the political rights alike of
white and colored republicans and their
ability and courage to protect' them in
their rights. They will bo required to
see that the law is respected , and it is
safe to predict that no man will con-
tlnuo in ollico in the south under the
next administration who shall not fully
respond to this requirement. Very
likely u policy of this sort will bo dis
tasteful to the southern democratic
politicians , for it would certainly
reduce their power in national legis
lation , but it will demand of them noth
ing that is not freely conceded by the
people of the north as just and neces
sary. They may continue in the course
they have pursued s > o far ns their local
affairs arc concerned , but they will not
bo permitted , there is every reason to
believe , during the administration of
General Harribon , to send representa
tives to congress whoso voting con
stituencies in many cases do not number
one-tenth of the ratio of representation
and are but a small minority of
the legal voters in the districts repre
sented. This wrong to hundreds of
thousands of citizens in the south , and
to the country , by means of which the
democratic party has maintained its
control in the popular branch of congress - . ,
gross , the next administration will un
doubtedly employ every legitimate
means to remedy , and there are very
satisfactory indications that a policy in
this direction would be largely success
ful. Tlio men in the south who are on-
gagad in building up its in
dustries and developing its re
sources are heartily tired of
the political views and methods
that prevail in that section , and arc
prepared to organize u political move
ment hostile to the existing order of
things , BO Tar , at least , as it alTocts na
tional affairs. It will bo possible for
the next administration to encourage
such a movement without recourse to
any arbitrary measures , and very likely
it will do so.
THE sioux itusnnrATipy.
the question of opening the Sioux reser
vation. It has all the information
necessary to enable it to do this , nlid it
would bo u mistake to defer the matter
to the next congress , thereby losing at
least a year and postponing contem
plated enterprise.- great importance.
Two bills providing for opening the
reservation are now before congress.
Tlio measure of Delegate Gilloid , of Da
kota , introduced some two weeks ago ,
provides for vesting the title of the
reservation lands in the United States ,
and that the general government shall
dispose of them and pay to the In
dians ono dollar per aero for all dis
posed of within two years , seventy-five
cents per acre for all lands sold between
the end of the second and fourth years ,
and lifty cents per aero for all lands re
maining unsold at the expiration of
the four years. The other bill was in
troduced a few days ago , and provides
for granting to the Indians eleven mil
lion dollars , which shall be deposited to
their credit in the national treasury as
a permanent fund. The interest on this
imount at live par cent par annum
shall bo appropriated under the direc
tion of the secretary of the interior to
the use of the Indians lawfully residing
on the reservations , one-half the amount
to be expended for the promotion of
industrial and other suitable education
iniong the Indians , and the uther half
, o be paid to them in annual install
ments on a per capita basis. It is be
loved an arrangement of this kind
would bo entirely acceptable to the
Indians , and it is certainly a ? liberal a
proposition as they could reasonably
The position taken by the commis
sioners who failed to negotiate the
roaty wijh the Sioux for opening their
oborvation , that the government should
idopt a different policy , appears to
mvo strong support in congress ,
is it unquestionably 1ms with
the people of the west and
lorthwest. The mnasuro of Delegate
jitTonl id in line with with the rocom-
ncndutions of the commissioners , and
s more likely to secure the approval of
congress than tlio othac measure ,
hough tLat lias somn commendable
eaturus. Hut It ought not to be dlflloult
o frauio a plan which , while dealing
tiirly with the Indians , shall have
iropor regard for publics interests , and
he mutter ought to bo settled by the
present congress. A delay of another
year would result in no advantage to
the Indians , and it would defer enter
prises , the completion of which will beef
of very great importance to Dakota and
the entire northwest.
The national convention of millers
hold nt Milwaukee the present week
adopted resolutions committing the
Hour millers of the country to a policy
which contemplates dearer broad. The
spirit that controlled the convention
wns expressed in the candid statement
of a member that "wo want cheaper
whoaf and dearer flour. " As a means
of reaching this result , it was resolved
to recommend to all merchant mills of
the country a curtailment of their out
puts for the month of January to one-
half of their average capacity. A com
mittee was appointed to communi
cate with millers monthly as to
their views and wishes regard
ing the output for the coining
month , and given authority to order
partial shut-downs in conformity with
the wishes of three-fourths of their cor
Under the impression that the world's
wheat crop was extremely short , the
millers and speculators early in the fall
boucrht all the milling wheat they could
obtain. Tlio olToct was to appreciate
tlie price about twenty cents a bushel
above the European markets , thereby
checking exportation and creating a
congestion in the country east of the
Rocky mountains. At the same time
there was a largo advance in the price
of Hour , with the effect , as the
millers admit , of reducing con
sumption. Flour is in great
abundance , but instead of
stimulating a demand by reducing the
price the millers propose to protect
themselves by restricting production.
If they can make tliclr plan successful
they will bo enabled to hold up the price
of Hour and may in time force down the
price of whc'nt , thus accomplishing what
a member of the convention stated to
be their purpose.
The millers of the country have al
ways disclaimed any intention to form
a trust , declaring it to bo impracticable.
The policy they agreed upon in their
convention certainly lacks some of the
features of a trust , but its object is
strictly in line with what trusts are
formed to accomplish. The people may
continue to protect themselves in still
further reducing their consumption of
THE Illinois bureau of labor has com
piled a table of statistics showing the
extent to which that state is mortgaged.
The total value of the mortgages ex
ceeds four hundred millions , one-third
of which rourosont 156ns on the lanOs
alone of Illinois. Stock and farm im
plements are mortgaged to the value of
seven million dollars , and household
goods and chattels are mortgaged to
the sum of four millions. Chicago is
burdened with a huge mortgage.debt
exceeding the aggregate value of the
mortgages in the rest of the state. The
interest alone on this hugo burden esti
mated tit jut five per cent amounts to
over twenty millions annually. The re
port of the Illinois bureau is valuable
in calling attention to the great debt
which the people of that state are piling
up unconsciously and which ouo day
will have to bo paid.
Tin : advocates of a deep water harbor
on the Gulf of Mexico are in Washing
ton , nnd this scheme for taking any
where from five to twenty million dollars
lars out of the national treasury will bo
sedulously dinned into the cars of con
gressmen so long as its champions see
any hope of accomplishing anything.
An effort will of course bo made to in
terest the present congress in the matter -
tor , not with the oxpoctation.of getting
an appropriation from it , but so that the
scheme shall bo given a position that
will make it comparatively easy to bring
it to the attention of the next congress.
But the probability is that the next con
gress will not be eager to spend the pub
lic money on projects of this character.
THE county auditors of Iowa have
taken a practical and simple method for
solving the problem of a uniform basis
for assessments of property in the
counties of the state. They mot in con
vention and by comparing the different
modes of assessment , they have over
come the confusion and o'mbnrassment
which result from the various methods
now used. Having agreed upon a uni
form and equitable basis , the auditors
urge all boards of supervisors to enforce
it upon the assessors of the various
counties. The county auditors of Ne
braska could well follow the Iowa example -
ample in bringing about a similar re
form in our own state.
AT a recent mooting of the State
Grange , Patrons of Husbandry , a resolu
tion was acted upon asking that the
farmois of Nebraska bo represented on
the state bo.trd of transportation. The
request is a reasonable ono. Iloroto-
fore the secretaries of the board have
been attorneys or railroad men , who
have taken good care to protect the in
terests of the railroads. The farmers
of the state should have the right to
name one of the secretaries in order to
voice their complaints in the issues of
the transportation question which will
come before the board.
TIIK export of gold to England con
tinues. Nearly live and a half millions
of bullion wore shipped from this coun
try during the past few days. Although
this ic a remarkable occurrence for this
time of the year when gold ought to
flow to America , there is no apprehen to
sion in inoniod circles of a stringency.
TIIK city charter committee- appears
to bo-jotting alon quite well in its work
of revision without the aid of u similar
body from the council. Perhaps the
railroads have instructed their tools in
the council to stuy itway. It would
certainly bo to their Interest to do so.
IT HAS been shown in the working of to
our flro and police commission that
bettor government is assured to our city
when the various branches of it are
removed as far as posslblo from the con of
taminating' ' influence ot local politicians
and patronage. The appointive powers
centered In-tltft governor ot the state
crtrry with them direct responsibility.
Officials thus appointed have no axes to
grind , no political debts to pay. arc loss
hampered itl the discharge of their
duties , and mnko far more cfileicnl ofll-
cers than if thrust upon the people by
rings and combines in control of the
Tlio Kind the header AVnnls.
ClereMml titrnler ,
Wo have nuthontlo nnd losiilo news ro-
gnrdlnp General Harrison's cabinet. It will
bo republican of the all woo ! nnd n yard wldo
kind , and wo believe that this is all the re
publican party want * .
Not n Dllllunlt Task.
It should not bo u matter of extraordinary
difficulty lor tlio Intcr-stuto commission to
establish standards of reasonable railroad
rates. After the cost of the service Is ascer
tained and the amount of the capital actually
luvostcd Is determined there should bejibun.
dant light on the other mutters involved.
Coming to Washington ,
When the Dakota p.Uiiots finish tliclr fall
plowing nnd market their wheat , they will
begin to consider the propriety of a trip to
Washington. After 10,000 or 15,000 of them
have reached tlio capital , Mr. Springer will
wish ho had never boon born , and Will RIIZO
Into the black abyss of suicide with Inllnlte
longing for eternal
lllnliio Domes It.
Mr. Illalno denies that Prcslclont-olect
Harrison has asked him to take a place in
the cabinet. On this question tlio iUuIno
stalcmaii's ' word is as worthy of trust as that
of any of tuo enterprising ami vociferous
gossips who have boon contending that Harrison
risen has requested him to assist in lunnini. '
the executive department of tUo now govern
Getting the AVorth ofTlioir Influence.
Charles Pr.mels Adams Is of tlio opinion
that railroads will cotnbhio in the future ,
and wo shall have several systems of 20,000
miles or more , each under ouo management.
It will bo n decided Inipiovcmcnt ever the
present short line system , Inasmuch as when
u legislator gets 11 pass over a line ho can
take a good long trip , mid feel that he is not
bolug stinted In his rewards.
ncmcr Ilcinililtean ,
Wo are not aware that .Boston has any par
ticular right to express nn opinion as to the
names to be given now states , but the sug
gestion that North Dakota bo called Pern-
bina and Washington , Tacoma , is good. Wo
have enough of the north and south designa
tions In the case of North Carollnaund South
Carolina. Soutlj Dakota being the most pop.-
tilous , should be given the tuimo of Dakota ,
and the northern part of the territory should
receive some such uamo as the one suggested
by the Bostonlnns.
< hc Whirlwind.
St."dill 1'ioncetPress. .
The outbreak in Mississippi between whites
and negroes brings moro conspicuously to
the front than could any political event the
Inevitable consequences of the treatment
given to the negro by the people of the south.
It is the first looming of that dark cloud
which overshadows any section whcro equal
rights are denied. It is an omen of the dread
ful punishment that the south has been pre
paring for Itself , in thcso years of denial to
the i rcedinen of rights that should bo secured
to them by law.
Dr. Tanner , the famous faster , is soon to
marry the daughter of a Parisian millionaire.
Mr. Hammer has been elected picsidunt of
Switzerland. Now see the merry punsters
Pattl charges moro every year for her
warbling. She is now singing iu Unghind
President Cleveland is said to bo entirely
unnerved by his defeat , liut ho will bo
moved Mareti 4 , all the same.
Garflold , the now pitcher of the Pittsburg
base ball club , is a divinity student. Tlio
umpire will have u pionic with him.
Mr. Gladstone recently gave a lot of books
to the Chester free library , and among them
were sojne devoted to the unionist siuo of
the Irish qncslion.
Miss Chamberlain , the American bounty ,
Is still the center of an admiring clrclo in
England. She was , ono evening last wcok.
one of the principal attractions in the royal
box at the Pattl concerts at Albert Hall iu
Colonel Albert C. Rives , father of Amollo
Rives-Chnnler , sailed Saturday for Paris.
Ho has been for aomo years general man
ager of the Panama railway company and
consulting engineer of the Panama canul , re
ceiving a salary of $ .23,000 a year. a
Senator Voorhecs is Bald to seriously con "
template retirement to f > rlvato lifo at the
end of his oillelal term , March S , 1S91. Pos
sibly the reported fact that a majority of the
democrats in the Indiana legislature are op
posed to his lo-elcction , has quickened his
dcsiro for private life.
Mis. Harrison is not expected to visit Mrs.
Grant early in the now year , as has been
widely published. It is not unlikely that
Mrs. Harrison may go to Now York after
the holidays. A warm invitation was ex
tended to both General and Mrs. Harrison
Uy Mr. nnd Mrs. Morton , and Mrs. Harrison
may take advantage of tlio invitation.
STATE AN1 > TIOIIHITOHY.
Nebraska Jotting * . of
O. Uugg , a prominent shoo dealer of Fair-
bury , died of nervous prostration on Wednes of
A nine-year-old son of F. P. Loseo , of
Seward , broke through the ice in the Hluo
river and was drowned. of
Murderers Haunstlno and DoMerntt , and
Forger Welch pass the time merrily in the
Custor county jull playing high Hvo.
After doing business in the drug line at
Donkclnian for thrua months , Sol Cain was
obliged to shut up shop on account of his
A Ulysses man has built the "largest corn
crib on earth. " It is 400 feet long , 1'J foot
wide nnd 13 feet high , and holds " > , OOJ bo
Ono of the lady teachers in the public
schools nt ( . 'olmnbus Is sixty years of ago nnd
lias boon engaged ii ) the profession ever alnco
BIO ! was twelve years ol u.
Supervisor-elect Alschmcdc , of Seward , Is
lying in a critical condition on nccount of In )
juries received byailing from a load of
wood. His Jaw Is Broken in three places.
Fifty men and thirty-llvo teams gathered w
at the farm ot Polly Koton , widow of tlio tu :
Custor county farmer who was murdered by tuw
IlauiiBtmu , and huoked l/J.'O bushels of corn w
for her the othur iluy. or
A human llond , In tlio person of a farm ni
hand imiiiod Wistlo , hus been arrested at Ul- ca
wood on the churuo pf assaulting the thlr- hi
tcon-year-old daughter of Fatinor Myers , hian
from the effects of xyhluh the girl is sulTorivg th
with a loathsome disease , Myors threaten1) th
shoot Wistlo at the Ural opportunity , th
"That Immaculate poraoiiilication of gall , ot 1
egotism and partisan bigotry sometimes char .ho
itably alluded to us our oateomcd contotnpo sh
iMry" is the way a Furnus county editor locli
refers to the engineer of the opposition cliwi ;
paper , followed by three columns of expla wi
nation of the causa of the newspaper war. bo
Two Cedar Hapidu young men , Howon Jo ,
nnd Hradloy. paid de.irly for a llttlo fun they yc
indulge. ) in the other evening , They started I'O
out In a hilarious condition , with n team , and eh
ran into a horao on a bridge , fatally injurlug
. They were urrostodaml contributed $1SU ofUi
satisfy the damage , and escaped from the UiHi
IUW'B clutches. Hi
The Wluncbajro Indians are reported to '
have held a council at the si oncy recently
for the purpose of voting on the proposition
soiling u portion of the reservation ad
joining Kmorson on thu south. Some of
these present accused the agor.t of trying to up
cheat them out of their Juti Js , anil cyr ldor re
hblo opposition to the nprcoment developed.
Groy Wolf , head chief ot the trlbo , mndo a
opeoch favoring the proposition , nnd wa *
the first ono to sign the agreement , bolng
quIclUy followed bv fifty others. It is still a
matter of iloubt what the outcome will be.
There nro nearly four hundred men In the
tribe , so it will require in the neighborhood
of two hundred signers to complete the ar
rangements of selling the lands. If they
finally nproo to dts | > ese of the tract , It Is
very likely they will consent to sell the
30,000 ncrcs which will bo remaining un
allotted , nftcr the allotment , which is now In
progress , is completed Miss Alice C.
.Fletcher , the special Indian agent , who has
this work In chntire , xvlll complete the al
lotment this month and return to Washing
ton to make a final disposition of patents , etc.
liozcman , Mont. , erected new buildings
this.\car costing over f I'JTi.OOJ.
Tlility thousand dollars have been ex
pended on sewers at Liaramio , Wyo.
Lineborgcr and Norton , the alleged Haw-
Hns. Wyo , c.ittlo thieves , have been held In
heavy bonds to the grand Jury.
George Qingcileh , who has been in prison
ntJollut forbuiglary committed at Lai.imlc ,
Wyo. , hns been pardoned by Governor Moon
Otto Hbcrts , of Santa Monica , Gala. , Is
under arrest in connection with tlio disap
pearance uf his mother , whose remains ho
BIIJS ho buried after she hud been dead for
All efforts to quench the llames in the
IVanklin mine , thirty miles southeast of So
nttle. hnvo been abandoned , nnd a bulwark
is being built in the tunnel approaching tlio
Bcenuof the flio , in hopes of shutting oil the
The cabalistic figures " 3-7-77 , " were found
on tlio doors of various dives in liulto , Mont ,
thu other moining , with notices for the in
mates to leave town. This is the llrst of the
nppcar.mco of thcso llgurcs there lor six
The pay rolls for the locomotive deoart-
mentof the Union Pneiflsut Lniamie , Wyo. ,
for the month oC November footed up $101-
Orj. Six ye irs ago if nn aggregate of $ 10,000
was reached the bovs considered that they
\vore getting in big timo.
W. I ) . French , a cattleman of Greeley ,
Col. , had a lawsuit with Harry Woodbury , a
laborer. Woodbury won , and then French
took six of his cowboys , laid for Woodbury
as he came homo from his worlr that night ,
and riddled his body with bullets.
Joe Hanson , nn old Coloradan , well known
throughout the state , died nt Lake City irom
the effects of a trco ho was chopping near
there falling on him tinco weeks before. Ho
le.ives an orphan son , who is living with lieu-
sen's mother at Huntiiijjton , Utah.
13. C. Watcis of Billings , Mont , isin Wash
ington , and will make an effort to have the
Yellowstone Park matters , which are now
before the secretary , arranged. It is under
stood that certain transfers of leases will
take place soon , which will insure greater
facilities and comforts for tourists during
the coming season.
Mcttio Hogois , of Nevada City , while en
gaged to mairv one man cortesponded with
another. The former finding this out , broke
oft the match , when thu girl attempted to
kill herself with poison , mid failing in that ,
sought death with a sharp ra/or , but oven
thut moans was of no avail , for relatives pre
vented her f loin using the weapon.
Mrs Mary S. Winters , of Portland , Ore. ,
has had a chcckeied ui.itrimonial experience.
She separated fiom horlirst husb.md , George
Baker , fourteen years ago , on agreement ;
then she married Winters ; now she takes u
fancy that she liked Bukor the best , and that
their separation was not legal ; so she goes
back to Baker at Syiacuso , Is. Y. , and Win
ters gives her his blessing and $150 to see her
safe to her old love.
Sketch of the Gifted Vocalist Will S.
The late W. S. Higgs , u nottro of whoso de
cease appeared in yesterday's Bunwill bo in
terred to-morrow at Forest LAWH cemetery.
Dean of Trinity cathedral , Uov. C. II. Gard
ner , will ofllciutc. The services will bo of
nn unusually Impressive character , and the
musical part of the programme is expected
to bo participated in by all of the loading
vocalists in the city.
Mr. Higgs was born in the city of Now
York and is onoot a family of four children.
The elder brother Is rector of the Stamford
( Conn. ) Episcopal chutcli , and the other
brother and sister reside in Now York with
their mother. Mr. Kiggs located in Omaha
about six years ago. For u time ho was in
the service of the Pnllman Puluco Car com
pany as conductor , running between Omuha
nnd Ogden. Leaving that service ho spent
the Union Pacific company , under the direc
tion of Mr. Lcavitt Burnhatn. After this no
entered the employ of Max Meyer &
Bro. In the piano department , and was ac
counted by this Jirm us a very capable sales
man. Finally , in 18S5 , Mr. Klggs accepted a
position with the Omaha National bank of
this city , in whoso scr.vico ho continued until
the i0th ! of October of this year , when ho re
signed for the purpose of locating in San
Antonio , this change having become impera
tive by reason of his failing health. The
bcncllt of this change the deceased was not
permitted to experience.
In all of the positions ho filled ho has loft
reputation behind him sucli as any man
might envy. Mr. Millard Bays of him.
"Kiggs was ono of our very best men and
ono in whom wo had every confidence. "
Mr. Ulggs had cultivated few of the weak
nesses of the present dny , und such as ho
hud acquired were ofisot a thousand times
by the many delightful traits in his char-
actor. Ksscntially a man of domestic habits ,
loving his wife and llttlo ones with a devo
tion as rnro in these days as It was delight
ful to contemplate , ho was never happier
than when In the society of these loved ones.
Next to this domestic felicity of Higgs ,
must bo leferrcd his devotion to mubic.
Gifted with a voice of rare beauty and
coupled with exceptional musical talent and
Bomo considerable training , Mr. liiggs was
Identified with all of the principal vocal
organizations In Omaha. Ho was a member
the old Omaha Glee club until that society
broke up to bo succeeded by the Apollo club ,
which ho also becaino a member. Ho took
much Interest in the now society and was
ono of its charter members : being amongst
the most attentive and regular in attendance
all the practical members. Ho was Iden
tified for a short time with Unity ehurcli
choir , but for two years past ho tilled the
position of tenor at the Episcopal cathedral.
It is no figure of flnooch to say that ovnry
musician In Omaha will logrotfully hciir of
the death of genial "Billy" Ulggs. Natur
ally buoyant In disposition , his presence al
ways brought sunshine with It. With n
largo supply of animal spirits , ho was over
the lifo and soul of anv party ho might
associated with Outside of his
wife and family ho had conceived n deep und
lasting attachment for one of the Apollo club
members , Mr , W. U. Downing. Between
these two men sprang up a wympathj ruioly
mot with among men. und poor Klggs litor-
nlly died on Thursday morning in thnarim
t his devoted friend. The bitterest te irs of
tlio many shed yesterday were those- from
the eyes of this present friend , who , ( is it
ivns expressed to tlio writer , loved Mr. Higgs
ivith nn affection llko that between David
The mooting of the Apollo club last iii lit
ivns u sa.d one. In all previous efforts of the
rganUatlon Mr. Ulggs toolc part , and last
light the vacant ( tpace loft by the llrnt tenor
aused many u high C to bo Homowhut
lurrod , and the I1 Huts of the bass voice hail
unusual "requiem" tone in
heir proportions , When thu gen-
.lemon mot before the concert
.lioro was an entire absence of that hilarity
disposition usually BO notlceabln amongst
mem hois. Therewuro Hilout hand
ilmlies , but llttlo conversation. They all
ovod him. Ho was the "Toiiehbtone" of the
lub , and his loss was deeply felt The
vrlterof this has seldom felt his efforts to
so inadequate to do Justice to any HUO-
ect as In writing this sketch. For two
cars ho enjoyed tlio friendship of the do-
eased , nnd can testify to "tho delightful
'haraetor of the man ,
The pall bearers at the funeral will coniist
Messrs. Bowdon. Kennedy , Charley Diuil ,
Jan Wheeler , Jr. , W. U. Downing. md Hany
Jurkloy. The Apollo club will supply nppio
irluto music at
A Tin Cor Council [ > rchldciit.
There was another meeting of > uticllinon
SYdncsday afternoon to dncldo If possible
ipon a president of that body. The vo to
ciultud In a tlu batweya Huical.l and r.-o.
IS HE THE WHITE TRAVELER
All the World Interested In the Fnto
THE EMIN BEY EXPEDITION.
Illstorjr oT the I'ntenirlBO , tlio Kvcnts
Which Ijcd to Itml < Iho I'rhiclpnl
Characters Which Figure
Tlio Fnlso t'rophol'H Cnptlrcs.
Hns Stanley fallen into the hands of HIP
False Prophet ! This Is Iho question which
millions of persons , In every civilized land ,
nro asking themselves today , says a. writer
in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The report which comes from Suakiin , by
wny of Cairo , to the olTei-l that I'mla Pasha
and n distinguished white traveler had .sur
rendered to the Mnhdt , has nn air of plmisl-
bllltv about It. The report comes In the
shape of n letter from Osnnn Digna , the
Mnhdl's most conspicuous lieutenant , who
commands tlio native warriors In front of
Stinkim. The letter Is a reply to Major Uun-
die , of the British army , who asked Osmnn
last August for tidings of Kmin. According
to copies of letters from a dervish nt Lade tea
a natlvo governor , which letters were in
closed in Osman's note , ICmln and the white
traveler were taken prisoners on October 10
Both prisoners , the report says , mo to bo
killed unless Egypt abandons Snukim.
Is the white traveler Stanley I Many men
who have had experience In African explora
tion think it is. Tlio Umln Boy Holiof expe
dition committed in Europe , however , hnvo
not given up all hope of Stnnloy's sifety.
They doubt thu genuineness of tlio Osmati
loiter. That note also is snid to hnvo con
tained a letter which the khedive wrote to
Emin and gave to Stanley to carry to him.
The committee suggests that the alleged
khcdlvo letter sent by Osmati may bo a copy
stolen from Cairo , or that if the letter bo gen
uine Stanley may have sent it to Emm by
carriers , nnd that it Is these and not Stanley
that ate captured. Meanwhile the , world
anxiously awaits further tidings regarding
thu futuof thd ndvenurous and intrepid ex
A brief history of the Stanley expedition
nnd the events which led to It will heic bo
Emtn Boy is not an Arab or Turk , ns his
name would seem to indicate , but nn Aus
trian. Ho wns born In lb-10 , the sumo year
ns Stanley , studied medicine , surgery nnd
botany , became u medical attache of the
Tuikish ui my in IsGs , nnd wont to ICImr-
totini In 1STO , where ho met General ( lOrdon ,
who had bec'ii appointed goveinor general ol
the Soudan two years earlier. Gordon ap
pointed Kuiln governor of all the khetlivo's
territory In the region of the equator. The
task which ho s.ot out to perform us governor
was the suppression of the slave trade , and
ho prosecuted the work with such courage ,
enterprise and tact that by the close of the
year 18bJ he had established a fair degree of
order nr.d security thioughout his domain.
This was the situation when the False
Prophet not the present Mahdi , but his
prcdedossjro \ afterwards died of
smallpox began his conquering march
northward in I8S3T Three years
later Khartoum fell. General Gor
don was killed and General Wolseley's
army was baffled nnd retired from that portion
tion of the Soudan , leaving the prophet in
possession. Since then up to the latter pait
of 15S7 , when the last authentic intelligence
came from Emm. that individual has been in
the neighborhood of Lake Albert Nyanra ,
with his headquarters at Wndclai , near the
north end of the hike.
Tippoo Tib Is another character who
figures in the Stanley expedition to relieve
Emin , Tippoo Is an Arabian slave trader ,
daring , intelligent , unscrupulous and power
ful. Stanley has known him well lor years ,
ho having helped the distinguished American
during his exploration of the Congo and Lua-
laba region ten years ago. Under n contract
with Stanley In 18S7 Tippoo was to furnish
< iK ( ) men to the Emin relief party , for which
the sl.ivo trader was to get ? J."i a head and bo
made governor of Stanley Pool.
SouniLh foi the three men most Intimately
concerned in the Emm relief upoditloii.
Now for the expedition itself.
A Kussimi explorer mimed William Junker
left Wndelai on January 1 , 18SO , and pro
ceeded to the coast ofanzibar , and them-o
to Europe. Junker was the last white man
who saw Emin who has communicated with
the world. The Hussion told Europe that
F.miu's position was desperate , and that ho
could not hold out longer than nine months
or n year moro unless supplied with ammu
nition and provisions The Emin Boy Holiof
committee was then formed. Stanley was
naked to attempt the rescue , and he entered
On January 24 , 1SS7 , about thirteen months
after Junker loft Kmin , Stanley stai ted from
London , by way of Brussels and Cuiro , to at
tempt to relieve the Austrian. Stanley , by
the aid of Tippoo Tib , enlisted his expedition
in Zanzibar , and left that place about the end
of February , sallinir around the Capo of
Good Hope , and landing at Banana , nt the
mouth of the Congo , on March 18. The force o
consisted of ( iiO natives of X.in/lbar. seventy-
five other Africans , und Tippoo Tib , with
forty ot his men us cirriers. In addition to
tills Stanley had uith him nine Europeans ,
or 71(1 ( poisons in all , Including Stanley and
The IcAvri of Yambugn Is 1,070 miles from
the mouth ot the Coutfo. U Is on fha Aru >
wlnl rlvor , n short distance from the plnoa
where that stream enter * the Congo. Tlio
Stanley expedition reached YambUx * on
Juno 19 , 1837. When the Aruwint CTM
ronchcd , n feW days oaillor , Tippoo loft th
party , promising to send an additional forcA
of carriers to Stanley.
When Stanley reached Yamlnign , on Juno
IP , ho hnd with him f > M ) Africans nnd five
Europeans , losing many men by nlckno * *
and desertion wlillo ascending the Congo.
The rapids of the Aruwint nt Yambtigii prevented -
vented further progress In Hint direction \iy \
It was at Ynrabugn that the cairlors prom
ised by Tippoo , to iho number of (00 , wrro to
Join the expedition , but they did not como In
timo. Whether the delay \\as duo to treach
ery on the part of the slave trader or not has
not been definitely learned Stanley , tired
of waiting for the force which Tippoo said ho
would send , left Ynmbugn about the begin *
iiiiig of July , and started northward , leaving
Major Bartellot with 11H ) men nt that plncoto
hold It as a base of opeintlons. Biirtollot's
camp was foi tilled nnd made strong enough
to leslst any hostile force which would bo
likoiy to bo brought against It.
When Stnutoy and party loft Ynmlniga
they carried with them n stool whale boat
nnd some rafts , which they launched In the
Aruwinl , above the rapi.is They proceeded
along the river for several days On July 10
they loft the river nnd started overland duo
cast to Wadelai , which was ubout four hun
dred miles distant.
Thu courier , which Stanley sent to Inform
Bintcllot Unit ho had left the Arnwlnl with
the Intention of striking across the country
for Emm's lieadiiunrters , convoyed the latest
Informal Ion brought direct liom the Intrepid
American explorer. All the Intclligento
which has como to the world concerning
Stanley since July 1 ! ) , 1SS7 , has bocnbiought
by deserter * from the expedition , by trad
ers , or by the followers of the Mnhdt ,
On July H , 1 3 , Just ono year from the
time Stanley began his overland journey
toward Wadcdul , Major Bartellot was as
sassinated by ono of his African soldiers , nnd
soon nftcnvnrd Dr. Jnmlson , who succeeded
Bnrtcllot in command at Yambu n , died ol
fever. But from the time of Stanley's do-
pirttuo fiom the Aruwinl up to the death of
the latter , no tidings at nil authentic hud
been obtained at Yumbugn regarding the ex
Stanley had about five hundred mon xvlth
him when ho left the Aruwinl , on July 10 ,
187" , and ho expected , by traveling about six
miles u day ovoilaml , on the average , to
i each Wadelai nbout tlio boshmlng of Onto-
ber. He did not urrlvo at that place nt that
timo. A letter sent by Emin on Novembers ,
1S37 , reached Europe , but it contained no In
formation of Stanley's whereabouts This Is
the latest direct tidings obtained from Euiln.
Four months ago a teport reached the outside -
side world from the intciiorof Africa that u
"gieut white pashn" was scon on the Gazol
river , and that ho was approaching Khar
toum. The Gazol river Is nbout live hundred
miles north of the direct line eastward to
Emin's ' headijuarteis nt Wadelai , from the
part of the Aruwiul liver to which Stanley
had ascended when ho left the stream. The
belief has been moro or less general in Europe
and the United States that the ' 'white pa&ha"
and Stanley weio the same person Stanley's
presencein the Gacl legion was explained
on the hypothesis that ho had for uny ono of
half a do7un icasons , which suggested them
selves , abandoned thu dlicct louto eastward
and had taken a northerly route Instead In
tending to stiiko the Nlto and sail direct to '
The latest report concerning Stanley ,
previous to that which hus just come through
Osman Digna , was brought to Zanzibar nbout
six weeks ago from Tabora. This was to the
effect that u party of Arab traders , about
tlic end of November , 1SS7 , met a uctach-
mcnt of Stanley's ' expedition at a point west
of the Albert Nyanza and southeast of the
Sangu. Tlio detachmentconsisted of about f
thirty men , whoso loader told the ,
traders that Stanley was two davs'maich
ahead. Many of the expedition , the leader
is repotted to have said , had deserted or
died of disease ; othcis hud been killed In
battling with the natives , whllo forty had
been drowned in crossing a great liver.
Stanley , according to his icport , was well
at the time , had 250 men with him , and
hoped , by making a detour to the north , seas
as to avoid the sva-nps , to loach Wadulal
nbout the middle of January , lbV3.
And now comes the report of the capture
of Stanley und Emm by the Fnlso Prophet.
Regarding the history of the present Mahdi
the world ktiowa hardly anything. Ho suc
ceeded the oiipimil False Prophet of iccont , .
times , the conqueror of Wolsoloy and the I
slayer of Gordon , who died nbout three years /j
ngo. Osman Digna , however , from whom
the intelligence of the caoturo comes , has
made himself tolerably well known to the II
world. Ho was the njost alert , dashing and
intrepid of the lieutenants of the first Muhdi ,
and has been eng.iped in warfare ngnmst the
British nnd Egyptians in the Soudan since
the ruvolt under tne prophet boirnn in 1S5J.
Although defeated often ho has never boon
conquered , nnd ho Rtill holds Suakiin , which
is gariisoncd by Biltlsh and Egyptians , in a
state of siege. Indeed , with the exception of
thu original False Prophet himself , Osuuin
appears to bo the most dm ing , skilful and
enterprising soldier which Africa , outside of
Algeria , has produced in the present con-
This Is the situation up to tlio latest ad-
rices. Is the career of the great American
soldier of science nbout to close , or will ho ,
jvcn if the report of his capture bo true , live
achieve further fnme In the field in which J
10 has so long and successfully laboicdl i
IVIiatevor may lie the answer which time \t \
vlll give thcso queries , the record of African
ixploration will contain no moiobillliuntnnd
nspiring pueu than that which tells of the
leeds of Henry M. Stanley.
THOUGHTFUL SANTA GLAUS.
"I've traveled tliroiifjh the sleet and MIOW ,
Across the country high and low ,
To fill tbe slot kings small and great
That Iiere in line my coming wajt.
In creeping baby's tiny liose
The india rubber rattle goes ;
A handsome doll , with staring eyes ,
Will much the little miss surprise ; . .
Anil what will more delight tiic boys
Than musket , drum or bugle toys ?
And now , before I climb the flue , * > /
I'll bear in mind the pother true ,
' Who works so hard by day and night
To keep the clothing clean and white.
And in her stocking , long and wide ,
Some cakes of Jvoav SOAV I'll hide. "
A WORD OF WARNING.
There arc many white soaps , each represented to be "jusl aj good as Hie 'Ivory1' ' "
they ARE NOT , but like all counterfeits , lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine , Ask for" Ivory " Soap and Insist upon getting it.
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