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1. TEE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , DECEMBER 31 , 1888.
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GovHKNOit TII.VYIII : ( mil hia mossngc
will now hnvc the lloor.
Tin ; o.ycs of the state uro conlcrcd on
the legislature , and the eyes of the ietf-
isluturo : ire fl.xoil on the
Tun railroad oil-rooms have- laid in a
fresh supply of "oil. " A good many
elbows need greasing at the legislative
halls at Lincoln.
NOT a single councilman has shown
his face at the meetings of the citizens'
charter committee , hut Omaha will got
a rovi&ed charter for all that.
Tut ; last legislature appropriated
$2,7 ,800.8(3. ( These staggering figures
ought to bo kot | in view of every mem
ber of the incoming legislature.
CHICAGO should go Into bettor busi-
nc&.s than making faces at Omaha and
run to the intor-stato conuuibsion with
complaints of discrimination on packing
DAKOTA will know just how she stands
on the admission question by January
16 , when it is highly probable that the
house will take a vote. Unless the un
expected happens , Dakota will bo very
jubilant over the result.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , is finding dilllculty
to raise funds for the building of an icu
palace. The carnival last year , from a
financial point of view , was not entirely
a success , and this evidently explains
why the purse strings are now drawn so
IN 1885 th o grand total of legislative
appropriations was $1,078,790.10. la
1887 the legislature increased this al
ready burdensome tax to 32,722,896.80 ,
over a million dollars increase in two
years for identically the same state
THK president-elect is evidently busy
in preparing u draft of his message. lie
has suspended his public receptions ,
and the wise-acres about Indianapolis
are nodding their heads significantly
about the recommendations which General -
oral Harrison will make.
WllKN a governor writes to the county
attorneys of his state , "should you at
any lime become satisfied that the law
is being violated by any railroad com
pany doing business in your county , I
trust you will not fail to enter complaint
before the grand jury with a view to se
cure an indictment , " it looks as if that
If * governor intended to enforce the laws.
And that is what makes Governor
Larrabco popular in Iowa.
Ol\ THIS two hundred and eighty
wholesale and retail liquor dealers in
this city , but two hundred and sixteen
have applied for licenses within the
time proscribed by law for doing busi
ness beginning January 1,1880. If all
of these applications are granted by the
license board , there will nevertheless
bo a material falling oil in the number
of liquor venders. It notf looks as if
the revenues for the public schools
from this source would bo cut down
fulli fifty thousand dollars for the com
ing year. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tim rapid rate of Increase in the tide
of immigration to this country , which
for nearly three years kept up its ( low ,
lias boon chocked. The returns for the
cloho of the current year , will show an
Increase of about twelve thousand in
the number of arrivals as compared
with last year. But during the past
few months there has been a percept
ible decline. It is highly probable that
the influx for the early months of 18S9
will show a btill further falling oft in
comparison with the corresponding
months of this and lost year.
IT is undoubtedly true that the num-
l > or of failures of banlcs and business
houses in Nebraska during the past few
years has been proportionately loss
than those of any other state in the
country , The national banks of tlio
Btato , especially , are noted for their
cafe and conservative management.
' Nevertheless ) the loose state laws on
banking have made it all too ousy for
men of small capital and mon with dis
honest purposes to embark in the bank
ing business. The banking lawd of the
state cannot bo revised too speedily for
the protection of legitimate business
and for the coed name of the Btato. '
Tim CLOSIXO YEAH ,
The yjar 18S3 will bo memorable
chiefly for its contributions to political
history , both in the United Slates and
in other lands. In this country the pres
idential campaign was ono of the most
notable in our history. Conducted
w ith great vigor , earnestness and tact ,
nnd on n higher controversial plane
than usual , it will long bo remembered
as a political contest of exceptional
character. From Its result In returning
the republican party to full control in
the government there is oxpeelod to
proceed most important conditions af
fecting both the material and political
affairs of the nation. Political
events in other parts of the world have
also possessed great interest , The
death of the nged emperor ot Germany
and the succession of his invalid son
Frederick threatened serious complica
tions alToctlng the pnnco of Kurcno , and
this menace was thought to bo intensi
fied when Frederick died and his son
William sti'-ceeded to the imperial rule.
The conduct of the present emperor
thus far. however , has tended to quiet
apprehension , and although the situa
tion of European atTairs is still some
what strained , the danger of war ap
pears to bo much loss than in the early
part of the year. In Franco
there has been more or less polit
ical commotion , but the friends
of the republic have proved them
selves strong enough to hold the nation
firmly on the lines of u conservative
policy and thwart tlio designs of these
who would change or overturn the ex
isting order of things. In England the
political events of the year have not
been especially notable , or at least have
had no great interest for the world , at
large. Looking to South America , the
most important fact in tlio year's record
is the triumph of the emancipation
cause in Brazil , after n contest that had
lasted many years. In our neighbor re
public , Mexico , the re-election of Pres
ident Disiz assures n continuance of the
progress and prosperity of the country ,
and of the friendly relations that sub
sist between the United States and
Industrially and commercially the
results of the year have not been so
favorable as wore those of the previous
year. Enterprise in nearly all depart
ments has boon curtailed , labor has
not found full employment , and in till
countries the crops wore materially re
duced. The United States , however ,
Buffered less than any other country ,
notwithstanding that in addition to
natural causes producing depression ,
there was the drawback to business of a
national political campaign involving a
question respecting which most in
dustries are peculiarly sensitive. While
the .product of our manu
facturing industries has not in
the aggregate been equal to
that of the previous year , railroad con
struction has been considerably less ,
the building industry has not been so
active , the crops are short , and our ex
port trade has declined , yet the country
has increased its wealth doubtless in a
greater ratio than any other , and is still
in the van of prosperous and progressive
nations. IE the advance has not been
so great as in some other years , in no
department of human enterprise and
activity has there been a halt , and there
is every reason why the .people of the
United States should be gratified with
the material results of the year and
with the promise which the present sit
uation holds out. With an abund
ant supply of money in the country , our
financial position among the nations
unimpaired , all lines of legitimate busi
ness on a sound and conservative basis ,
and with no disturbing political issues ,
certainly the conditions are most favor
able and fully justify the expectation
that the coming year will witness a
marked enlargement of enterprise in all
In the necrology ot the year promi
nent names in every department of lifo
figure. Thiscountry mourned the death
of Sheridan , Chief Justice Wnito and
Roscoe Conkliug as the most emi
nent of its dead , but there is
a considerable list of others who
loft vacant places in their respective
vocations that will not be easily
filled. In the number and extent of its
calamities , natural and accidental , the
experience of Uio year was perhaps not
of exceptional severity. The yellow
fever epidemic in Florida claimed many
victims , but its ravages have been ex
ceeded. The inundations in China , by
which ono hundred thousand lives were
lost , was a calamity that has boon
rarely paralleled. The great bli//ard
that swept through the west and
northworft in January was unusually
disastrious to lifo. But except those
sufficiently terrible visitations there
was no great and uncommon calamity
to command the attention and sympa
thy of the world.
On the whole the history made in
18S8 contains much moro to commend
than to condemn or rosrrot , so far at
least as this country is concerned , and
it will close with all the conditions fav
orable to continued progress and an en
iV smn ov 'din sioux
There is a feeling that the attitude of
the Sioux Indians on the question of
opening their lands as proposed by the
Sioux bill in congress was not clearly
sot forth by tlio Pratt commission , The
general impression has been that the
Indians were governed wholly by mer
cenary motives in their opposition to
part with their lands and were incited
to tliia counsel by the squaw men and
loading chiofa. With commendable en
terprise the Now York JJcmhl has re
cently sent a representative to the agen
cies , whoso report throws considerable
light on the action of the Indians. Chief
Gall , who was the most fearless cham
pion for Iho Indians during thu
Pratt negotiations , fairly repre
sents the views of the Indians.
In speaking for himself , ho pleads
for hia people. To the Jfemld repre
sentative , ho said : "My people will
soon bo 111(0 ( the whlto people , The
Indian government is passing away
and soon the chiefs will have no power.
The older men like myself can
never bo as the whites are.
Wo know what is good for us too Into.
We all know that our only hope for
justlco is to educate our llttlo ones , and
when they are men and women , they
will not lot us bo cheated. It is slow
work but the time will cniuo when the
Indian will bo able to meet the white
man on equal grounds. The men that
were sent by the Great Father to got
our land found out that wo had rights.
Wo are afraid to take any Important
stop till our children our educated and
can toll us what wo are doing. "
Chief John Grass , who like
wise was prominent before the
commission and who ia the states
man of the Sioux nation , expressed
himself as follows : "It would not do to
opi'ti up the whole reservation and scat
ter our people. Wo are poor and ig
norant. The schools will soon prepare
our people. Our future depends on the
schools' ' . When our children are edu
cated they will be honest with us. They
will rend tinn vspipi rs and each will
think for him-nlf , and my people will
not run after one man like a llock of
shoep. As for the land question , we tire
willing to part with , a portion of our
reservation. It is a lie If mi ono says
that wo object to ll. In the past our
fathers wore very ignorant and gave
away the land that belonged to them
and were cheated. The words that
wore given to them were not carried
out. We don't want any more promised.
Wo are willing to give the Great
Father eleven million acres of our
land for eleven million dollars.
Wo want to sell for cash
and have the money put in the
Great Father's Treasury so that wo can
have the money at interest for our own
advancement as we learn what is best
for us. "
Such statements as those certainly
give a different coloring to the Indian
side of the question. These Indians
mistrust the government not without
cause in the great land transaction.
They recogni/o that their only salva
tion is civilisation , and it is to their
children that they look for the solu
tion of the Indian problem and tlio pro
tection of their rights. And while they
are ready to dispose of a part of their
lands nt a fair remuneration , they are
not willing to part with all of them and
scatter their people , who are yet too
ignorant and helpless to bo self-sup
porting or todofend their rights against
the encroachment of white men. The
Indians have certainly made out a
strong case in tlioir defense. They
make an honest appeal for fair play and
justice. If the Indians remain firm in
their purpose , as represented by the in
terviews of these loading chiefs , con
gress cannot but rccogni/.e their hon
esty of purpose and adopt a policy
toward them in conformity with their
now Tim ACCOUXI STAXDS.
The condition of the national treasury
at the close of the year is a matter of
interest. According to the most trust
worthy estimates the surplus at present
is in the neighborhood of Hfty-nino
million dollars , which is about ton
millions less than it was at the begin
ning of tlio year. This is a considerable
leas sum than was expected to appear to
the account of the surplus at this time ,
and the fact shows either the unrelia
bility of treasury calculations , or that
the prediction of a larger sum was for
political effect. In any event , this sur
plus is obviously not a matter
about which anyone need become seri
ously alarmed. It is'not believed that
this surplus will bo materially increased
during the present administration. The
receipts for December have boon largo ,
and the trade conditions are such that
these for the ensuing two months will
probably be very much smaller , and
certainly a good deal less than for the
same months of the present year. With
the ratio of bond purchases maintained ,
there is therefore not much likelihood
that the surplus accumulation of the
present year will bo much enlarged
when the now administration comes in.
Of course no change of policy is to bo
expected from the present administra
tionand there is no reason apparent why
there should bo. The abundant
supply of money in the country and tlio
condition of business assure tin easy
market for some time to come , HO that
the treasury has simply to go on with its
routine duty of disbursing money on ap
propriations and taking such bonds as
may bo ollorod at prices not unfavorable
to the government. It might safely dis
continue the purchase of bonds , so far
as the money market is concerned , but
there is no good reason for doing this ,
and the secretary of the treasury hav
ing admitted that such purchases will
result in a saving to the government ho
will hardly bo disposed in the last days
of ills administration to abandon so
serviceable a course. Conjecture us to
what may bo the policy of the next ad
ministration would of course be idle ,
but as the policy now being pursued has
the warrant of republican example it
will very likely bo continued after the
present administration has gone out.
Meanwhile the financial situation of the
country promises to remain entirely sat
Till ! farmers of Iowa indignantly
deny that they are hostile to the rail
roads of their stato. It was largely
through their liberal grants of rights of
way and bonds that Uio various roads
have boon able to extend their network
of lines through thu state. No state in
the west has boon more favorable in
aiding or supporting those roads. But
the roads have abused the confidence of
the farmers of Iowa and liavo taken ad
vantage of thorn by unjust discrimina
tion and by shirking their fair proportion
tion of the tuxes.
Lv Wisconsin the railroads have boon
in the habit , until recently , of distrib
uting passes not only to members of the
legislature but lolhuir families , friends
and neighbors for the moro ask
ing. It is estimated that the
railroads of Nebraska are equally
as lavish with their favors. The ques
tion in the minds of the people of this
state Is. who in the end pays for the
railroad rides of the state olliclals and
their sisters and their cousins and 'their
RUSSIA is now said to bo supplying
Europe with petroleum in competition
with the Standard Oil company. It ia
possible that the export trade of
American coaY ell will suffer n con
siderable docllntfi duo to the boycott ot
American oil ia the Chinese market ,
and the reported falling off in Europe.
Itcinai hlc ( ' i'orlontlH. .
The epli ) ie of the sun and thooellp o of nil
but one of the camlldntcs for speaker occurs
on Tuesday next.
There arc 123,100 railroad tics in this coun
try , most of which will bo countoil during the
comlnp Mnrch by democratic ex-ofllclnls on
their way homo from Washington ,
rulillc Olllec Is a Personal Secret.
These who visit Indiunnpolis to ink for
federal appointments generally come away
with the conviction that General Hnriison
icgnrds public oulee ni n personal secret.
The Hum fatter.
The hnmfaUers , wlio want "protection , "
nro probably right in entertaining no fcnr of
retaliation. A prohibition of foreign actors
on tlio part of England , Prance or CScruiuiiy ,
would not exclude American hamfatteis.
Tim West Will He Ahead.
Gloli * Dfinufiat.
Prom proslnt Indications the ipcukersWp
contest is likely to become a trial of strotiRtli
between the east ami the west ; and it to
hardly necessary to add that , In such a con
tingency , the west will ccitataly furnish the
successor to Mr. Carlisle.
Give Him Time ; to Itrcnthc.
General Ilarilson receives no callers this
week. That is , none with thu exception of
four or live wlhl-ojed and importunate oflkc
seekers. The bon ton uro staying away and
giving the prcBldont-olect an opportunity to
look about him nnd Ibid out whether ho ia liv
ing In InUianapolis or the Soudan ,
On the \V I'd ni ; Ti'.ick.
The preachers seem to take an eccentric
view of things when they protest ngainst the
use of $100,000 for tlio inaugural bill , mid uro
silent regarding tlio millions of money used
In carrying the election. Iho corruption of
the bnllot-box would appear to bo fiaught
with graver datigi is thiin even the volup
lU'illiant Itur-.ts < jl' Silence.
The brilliant lit of silence which Vice Pres
ident-elect Morton has displayed on the sub
ject of cabinet appointments since his return
from Indianapolis affords tolerably good evi
dence that Pi esident elect Ilatiison mani
fested an equally expressive talent of the
same kind while the latter end of the ticket
was visiting him.
Oivinti tlio Veteran n Show.
.l/lmnawlf * Ti itmnc.
Under the law. Which exists in New York ,
requiring the municipal authorities to give
old soldicis the preference in furnishing em
ployment to ho paid for out of eity treasur
ies , a street commissioner at Auliuin was ar
rested and lined $10 ) for discharging an old
soldier without eauso a week ao. They
give the vets some consideration ilown in
The "IlommihlcH" Were There.
"Buffalo Hill" Cody has been visiting his
former haunts m the far west , and has re
ceived a warm welcome from his old friends
und comrades. lie was given a reception at
Ogalnlla , Neb. Judges , generals , colonels ,
majors , captains nnd honorablcs without
number were present. It is hinted that ono
or two citi/ons without handles to tUcir
names stepped in utiawates.
llclcjinte Them to the Hear.
Give us a rest on Walt Soeloy , and give us
a rest on the whole old gang of cut throats
that have disgraced their seats while there
and stole them when they loft. Lot some
new and unpollutcdohlood come to the sur
face. Nebiaska lias good men and true and
let them have a chance. Let officers bo
elected who will hold the interests of the
state above their own private affairs. No
man has a lifo loose on the ofllccs and por-
quisities of this state , and it is tiuio some of
the cormorants were relegated to the rear.
The Admission ol' Utnh.
Kew Yarlt ir < M
In case of admission of Utah the church
would unquestionably control the state , root
nnd branch. Among other things it would
go hard with the school system , To the Gen
tiles ot Utah this question of statehood is
ono of surprising importance. It is to bo ro-
gi cited that there tire democrats who , on
the pledge that Mormon senators And re pro -
sentatives would vote with the democracy ,
ore disposed to favor admission , It is to t > o
hoped that the party will not identify itself
with any such unpatriotic and shortsighted
policy. _ _
The IliiKini'ss Situation.
A'cio I'oi/i / Cinnmnelal siilivrtlifr.
Although this time of year is usually
marked by restricted trade , halting specula
tion and the business depiossion incidental
to ttio close of the old year's aff.iirH and prep
arations for the now , the past woelt has wit-
nossscd a remarkable development of confi
dence and strength , mid has been eharacter-
5/ed by much moro than ttio usual activity ,
The promised rostoiutlon of freight rates hna
DOOII accomplished to n great extent , pre
ceded by two weeks of unprecedently heavy
tniillc , and followed by u well-sustained vol
ume of buslnesss. The roads In all portions
of the country are following the oxnmplu * of
the trunk lines , and the loading railroad men
have volunteered the most solemn promises
that tales are to bo maintained and causes of
renewed warfato avoided ,
The Deadly IJIcctrio WiruN.
Denver llcinthlttan ,
The old story of Iho good-natured tailor
who allowed a shivering catnol to tin ust his
nose into his shop for warmth , followed by
the head , und Dually the until o aniinnl enter
ing the loom , while the obliging knight of the
sheais found lodging , ' in the street , is being
lopcated In the Indlftoreuco with which the
city government und thopuhliunt largo allow
the over increasing uctwork of electric wires
to overspread the city.
After every largo Uro there Is a spasmodic
complaint about the matter , but in n few
days the subject is forgotten in the woes of
some suddenly deposed policeman or a now
That the control ( this very impoitant
branclt'of our pubhuj Kumco is of great im-
portnuco ttio historyfpf all the largo cities
of the east proves concluslvuly , and the con
sideration of n lew figures may piovo in
Joe Jefferson writes a card to say that he
Dilutes tlio present movement against foreign
actors is uuwisc.
Secretary nndlcott , after his retirement
from publiu office , will rosumu his position as
solicitor of n life insurance company in Now
Ceorgo B. McClollan , Jr. , son of Little
Mac , nuil a reporter on a Now York paper ,
1ms been made on aide on the stall of Gov
Ono of the few remaining lineal descend
ants of Muithti Custls Washington , liviiiK at
thu national cupltul , is u practicing physician
of some local colourlty.
William Jasper , u son of ttio iiov. Mr. Jas
per , wlio declared in a sermon that "De BUD
do move , " was arrested at Harrisbur , Pa. ,
for otcallnfr flOO from another
colored ninn nt PlUMnirR. to which place
Jasper has been taken for a hearing
Mr , Williamson , the Phltiulolptitnn who
hns Riven his fortune of f l. > ,000,000 to fount
n mechanical training school in that city , is it
bachelor nnd in his eighty fifth year.
Secretary Vllas will not RO to iVcw York to
practice law after March 4. It is his Intcii
tlon to retuii. to Madison , Wit , nnd to resume
sumo hh practice thoro. Mrs. vil.it Is stll
in poor health.
Jenny Lind't monument , to ho erected It
Ix > ndon by her hunbatid , has just been com
pleted in Gl.iiuow. It Is In the form of u beau
tiful crois , about ten feet high , cut from
Swndish ( jraniU ) . '
1'mpci or Francis Joseph of Austria rise *
nil the jcar round at 0 In the morning , bu
often he is sm prised by lilt personal attend
nuts w hen sitting ut his writing table as carlj
as4 in the inoruiiig ,
Judge Cooley , president of the liiter-ttato
commerce commission , has promised to du
llvei an address 'nt the twelfth nnnua
session of the Now York Stiito Hnr nstoci.i
tlon In Jnnunrv Ho has ntitiounrcd as his
su bjcit , "The CompirntUe Merits of Wi it-
ton and Unwritten Constitutions. "
Colonel Robert G. Ingorsoll , among his
other innlti fat inns duties ns Inw.u-r , cattle
grower , lecturer , telegiaph director , am
niter dinner speaker , has mulct taken to un
a silver mine. He is president of n compnnj
whicli owns and operates a mine and tpjait ?
mill at Silver City , New Mexico.
nmporur William Is amusing himself tic
cording to his tastes , his last dittlpatloi
being the organization of a war game , It
which n seoro or more of officers play , pie
totaling to 1)0 ) two or three tinny corps
mniuruvilng , tidvmicing und light ing , at
though the.y n umbered hundreds of thous
ands of men , to the delight of the emperor.
OMAHA UOIMOl ) DOWN.
About eleven thousand children attend the
public and private schools of Umahu.
It costs just $27 a year to cducato oacl
pupil in the public school.
Omtiha hns sixty-five churches and ao.OOO
regular church-going people.
The average number of passengers canled
per day during the past year over the linen
of the Omaha c.iblo lines was 0,000.
The total icccipls of the inteinnl levenuo
oftlcd of Onmlin for ISbS were § JChUmr.JO ! ,
un incieaso of JKKl.UUI.OT ocr 1SS7.
Omaha's ' real estate transfers for 1SS3 ( to
December 20) ) amounted to Sll.OOO..lST.TO.
Total number of miles of railroad built m
Nebraska ia 1SS3 wns-137. : ! . ' .
In n iccent issue of your piper I read with
intei cst a proposition in rcgtud to how tlio
state should bo ivprcsontcd at thu Purls o\ >
posltlon in ISb'J. ' Ttio writer suggests the
duplication of our most prominent agricult
ural products , corn , a triumphal arch , etc.
This conception is the most unique that
could well be imagined , I would say Unit
such 01 Iirlnalit.v could not well oouio except
from an Atnoiie.iu. To construct in coin the
uoblo Arch do Tiiumph , symbolizing the
glory and the grandeur of Prance , is so nt-
tractivc , that it deserves the utmost consid
eration. The historical associations of this
wonderful monument tuo miiong the most
impiessivo m thu entile history of Trance ,
anil still no nobler symbol of the great pros
perity and development of oivili/ation in the
Missouri valley could bo conceived of. While
serving this pin pose ia an eminent degree ,
it would yet be a most poetio tribute to
the KI cutest epoch in rieiicli history.
while tc.iching a lesson as well of the con
quests and power of the civilisation to which
tlio plow has contributed moro than the
soldier's gun. All of France , ns well as
Paris , would appreciate the effott ns n great
compliment from a. young sister republican
st.it o , the very soil of which was at ono time
French territory. As a French citben I can
but wish the suggestion a most hc.uty suc
cess und speedy leali/ation , and hope to ace
the movement for its completion Immedi
ately in.iugur.itud , certain It is that farmers
all over the state would bo glad to contri
bute their very choicest corn ears for such a
pin pose. As an architect , having boon
reined in the shadows of the wonderful mon
ument , playing around its base as u child , I
should bo most happy to contribute the com
plete plans and designs tocairy out thib most
ileshablo enterpuso Honing that some
dellnlto stops will bo t.ikeu by the st.ito nnil
its loading citizens in behalf of this move
without delay , I remain , do.tr sir , yottis veiy
respectfully , I. , , .r. H lioimai OIH ,
With r. M. Ullis , Architect.
The Omaha Typographical Union
Adopt llcsolutiuiiH on the Suhjcct.
At the regular meeting of Omaha Tjpo-
grnphicil Union , No. 19J , yesterday the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted :
Whereas , At a regular meeting of the Cen
tral Labor union it was deemed boat that the
abolition of the contract system was the only
true s.ifeguaid to the interest of the taxpay
ers and wage workers generally ; and
Whereas , It is evident from past experi
ence that the contractors , have resorted to
everything within their power to elect men
to ollko that they could mo in order that
they might bo able to soouro contracts and
defraud the city and taxpayers out of thou
sands of dollars ; therefore hu it
ICesolvod , That Typographical Union No.
100 denounce the contract system and en
dorse the day work system in order that the
watjo woikcrs may bo benefited thereby and
the citizens geneially.
Hesolvod , That wo demand thut a law bo
engrafted In the city chatter that will compel -
pel the mayor nnd council and the board of
public works , to let all municipal impiove-
mmits bo done by the day's work , instead of
allowing coirupt contractors htivo full con-
tiol of the city's interest.
Hesolved , That wo demand of the state
legislature a law which will reform our elec
tions ; prevent bulldo/ing and fraud , and
make possible the election nf poor men to of-
iico , and that wo bolicvo a law modelled after
the Australian system , will meet these re
Hesolvod , That the ubovo resolutions bo
published in thu daily impels.
Mr I/liidloyVs laiulc ,
G. O. Llndloy , a barber was fortunate
enough to win a hotisu and lot in a ralllu
which took place at the Harkur hotel yestor-
day. The real estate is situated on 1510
Corhy street and is said to bij worth S3.00J. .
As Lindloy won It with a ? J clianeo ho may
bu considered a lucky member of society.
Many expeditions will bo made to
California in order to observe the
eelipao of the sun that is to occur on
the 1 fat of January. Dr. Swift , of the
Warner observatory , of Hot-hosier , N ,
Y , , is among the pilgrims , and hpoak-
ing of his trip ho ib reported to have
"Tlio eolipio is the return of one that
occurred in lb"0 , when a largo number
of astronomers from this country went
to Kurope to make observations. Jt
will begin about 1 o'clock California
time , and will last two minutes und live
bocon'ds. It is an important crlipiO
and may renult in tlio discovery of very
interesting fuctb. Tlio longebt period a
total eclipse of Iho HUH can conlinuu lethe
the inhabitants of the earth is bovun
ml iiuti- , and lift } -eight boconds. The
conditions under which such an eclipse
xrould take place nro so rare that it
miglil nol occur once in 10,000 years ,
It could only talco place nt the equator
when the earth was at a corlain point
on its orbit , with the suli and moon in
relative positions , which they very seldom -
dom occupy. The surface ot the earth
Is thirteen miles nearer to J.ho sun at
the equator than it is hero , and thut
would locale lha observer bo much
higher in thu cono-sliupcd shadow of
the oulipdo Another fact that would
prolong such tin eclipse at the equator
Is lh.o moro rapid motion nf the earth
toward thu east , which would keep one
In the shadow longer. "
No bullet should bo without a bottle of
Angostura liittors , the South American
ippotuor. Manufactured by Dr. J. G.
B. Slogort & Sons.
THE EAGER OFFICE SEE KEHS ,
Lincoln Hotels Orowdod With Ex-
THE POLITICAL POT BOILING.
oftlic VntloiiN Cnitillilntcn for
tlio RpcnkoiMlilp InilustrlotiHlj
At Work licctiirlng tlio
LINCOLN BUIIEAU orTnn OMAHA HBK , 1
llttO 1' STUBKT , V
LINCOLNDoc. . 30. )
All day long the lobby of the Capitol
hotel has boon thronged by cagornnd ox-
pootantolHcesookors. The friendsof the
various candidates for speaker wore In
dustriously at work especially among
the new member : * , who arrived on tue
early trains. Dempster made steady
gains among the new arrivals , and it is
now practically conceded that a combi
nation of the field must speedily bo
made ngainst him or his success is as
sured. Olmstend is making an ag
gressive canvass , but the llo.Ulng and
non-committal element is steadily drift
ing away from him , with in
dications that Watson will capture -
turo the most of this vote.
A combination between the forces ot
Watson and Olmstead would prove formidable -
midablo nnd witli the Heating vote
might olToot n nomination , but neither
of these candidate1) ) seem willing to drop
out. Watson's forces led by Colonel
WiKonof Nebraska City , are extremely
well organized , and are pressing the
claims of the Otoo statesman with /.cal
and persistence , and with borne effect.
Cady , ot Howard , is conducting
his canvas quietly , and his friends
are holding out the idea
that he is steadily gaining in strength ,
and that Dempster's votes will event
ually go to him , but they are banking
on false hopes. Cady will not be able
to poll anywhere near the full vote of
the Third district. Hunter and Hisbco ,
of Holt , Stirk , of Msutison , Whitehead
and Snrgcant , of Custor , and 1'otter
and Kioldgrove , of LJullnlo , are counted
among the friends of Dempster , and
other candidates will have scattering
.support fiom that section. Of tlio delegates -
gates from the extreme northwest.
Oilchrist , of Uox IJutto , is un ardent
supporter of Olmstead , and is
shrewdly pushing his claims.
St. Kayner , of Cheyenne , is noncommittal
mittal , but rather favorable to Cady.
Burnhnm , of Koya Paha , is for Olm
stead. Ilunna , the brilliant young
member fiom Grcoley who defeated
Cr.mo in the nominating convention , is
understood to bo for Cady , but may gofer
for Demnstor. Olnistcnd's \voaknos
lies in his1 failure to solidify the Repub
lican valley. Captain Lee , < ho veteran
politician of Furnas , has a weather eye
out for the speakorbhip hinibolf , and
if his support goes to Olnislead it
will have the appearance of a trade.
Of the other members from the Repub
lican valley , 10liottof Ilarlan ; Baileyof
Franklin , and Hamptonof Websteruio
almost certain to vote /or Dempster.
Uartib and Christy , of Clay , and Han-
thorn of Nuckolls are not here yet.
Crugen. of Frontier , is non-committal ,
but is either lor Leo or Olnibtead , un
less Watson hhould develop unexpected
( strength. Scovil , of Hamilton , is not
aggressive , but fiecly circulates among
the members to catch the drift of senti
ment. Ho is tupposed to be for Dempster.
The most forlorn looking member is
Caldwell , of Lancaster , who has at last
awolco to full realisation of the factthit _
his boom for npoiilcorohip has entirely
collapsed. Not a semblance of it is in
sight. It never had any certain lease
of life and died before it saw tlio light.
Caldwell shakes hands in only a half
hearted way with his best friends and
is seldom seen to smile , and then it is
only a ghastly and sickly oflort. Thus
dies the hopes of ambitious statesmen.
Nearly all of the senators have arrived
and are spending the day in social on-
joyinant , though few can escape the
persibtent button-holing of anxious can
didates for minor positions. Church
Howe arrived in tlio city last night but
lias not made himself conspicuous in
tlio lobby. Linn of Richardson , Polk of
Cass , Cnrncll of Cherry , Gallagly of
Merriok , and Hoover of NuckolU aio
actively canvassing the situation and
keeping a sharp eye on the important
committees. Lindsay of Beaver is male-
many friends and onl.y needs piopor en
couragement toenter into an active can
vas against Church Howe for president
pro torn of the senate. It is gone-rally
conceded that ho will bo assigned the
chairmanship of the most important
committo that of the judiciary. In ic-
gard to the other committcoa , cvorj-
thing is at boa. Taggnrt , of Adams ,
would like a good committee and is
figuring to that end , but is still on tlio
anxious seat. Shannor , of Holt , im
proves one as boingacloan. fair-inindod
man , and dibposcd to work for the in
terests of the whole people ,
( inllagly , of Merrick , appears to
be the same kind of a man.
Senator Nosbit , of North Plalto , who at
one time had a fair prospect of knock
ing out Church llo\vois here , but is not
making an aggressive light. Lieuten
ant Governor Moiklojohn has not yet
arrived , but is expected on the evening
train. Whether ho will bo pormittud
to appoint the senate committees is an
open question. The matter is being
dlhcubsod to borne extent by tlio mem-
liora present , but no plan of action has
been agreed upon. Kach member is on
tlio lookout for himself. Senator Kockley
of York.is non committal on IhoMibjout.
.Senator Hansom , of Otoo , arrived to-day
and proceeded to take the war path
igniiibt Church Howe. Ho declares that
he is for anybody but Howe for presi
dent of the Honnta , nnd is doing his
, ovol bo > < t to form some sort of a com-
n'nation that nill ollcctuaU.v bhelvo the
Somalia btntesman. Whether ho can
nspiro nny number of bonators with his
nvn enthusiasm , remains to be scon.
Many members BCOIII to lack a utilT
\ortubrno , while others dmliko loollond
, ho Howe crowd on general principles.
I'ho opponents of Howe are biippnsud tote
to Sonntors Lindsay , Burton , Wether-
tld , KecKlov , Ransom , I'lekott , Hurd ,
Norval , Connor , Jowott and Cinlluglj ,
n ihu evnnt of a fight , though they
Hive not committed thenibolves.
bovoral senators from the northern part
of the Htato have not yet arrived , and
.heir votes would turn the scale. Mon
itor Raymond , of Lancaster , also co\ola
iho position ot president pro loin of the
bcnato , and luis elevated nib ted to at
tract the electric lluid. So far there is
10 indication of a disturbance in the
iloments in his vicinity. Ikmrdsluv ,
lis own colleague , lb supposed to bo for
Stowo , n'ld he cannot put his llngnr on
i single member who will support him.
L'ho Lancaster county delegation Is , In-
Iced. in haid luck. The evening and
early morning trains will bring in the
, ardy members , anil politicH will fairly
i//.l'o during the remaining houi-s of
ufapoiibLHo many candidates nru iiop-
jing up for minor pobitionB that it is
ilmost impossible to secure a Hut. Ho-
end the chief clerkship : of the house
and senate all lg doubt nnd unccrtnlnB' * '
n A iti ) ox Tin : HOYS. * * !
Judge Houston , of the polco $ coutl\ \
took occasion to deliver a sermon Uy
Lincoln's familv of policemen lost even
ing. What otTcct it will have can not
bo determined at the present time. It
seems that complaints have boon com
ing to the court's ear , for several days
past , that a class of saloons in the city t.
failed to regard the closing hour ordin
ance , nnd that gamblers' dona were
running in open violation of the law.
For this reason ho ttlok his toxl and
preached his Formon. Ho ordered a
crusade against ovildoorsof every class ,
and the arrest of any person in a maud
lin condition or in questionable stinits.
The judge took especial pains to Indi
cate violators of the Sunday liquor law.
This had n salutary olTect this morning.
Side doors wore not opened
with the recklessness of other
days , and the boys who secured their
morning dram wore few and far be
tween. None but the initiated got
their regular portion. The fact has
brought Houston into commlorablo
cheap notoriety , nnd the imprecations
hurled against him are loud nnd deep
A class of state legislators-eku t want
their "nips'1 regulnrly and at their
will , nnd the.v pronouneo the polieo
judge a "medillesome nmtty , " and ne-
ouso him of sticking his nose into matters -
tors that do not concern him. It is
quite generally bolloved that ho has
gone a little bejond his jurisdli lion.
Such orders as bo issued , It is urged ,
ought to eomo fiom the ma.\or , through
the city marshnl. Ho this as it may ,
however , the city police foreo
have put on their watchfulness
and woo be it to the p.irtv
found boj end the pales of decene\ \ , and
the thoughtless legislators may repent
folly in sackcloth and ashes. It is quito
well known that homo ot the "dlgna-
tnrles" now circulating in the capital
city have long since put olT their Sun-
dasehool bibs. They uovor think ot
the old cradle songs unless In dream
land , nnd few of thorn ovnr lisp tlio
swoct words : "Now L lav mo down to
CHUlt OK AOUICtn.Tt'Ui : AND WOUO\ .
The chair of agriculture of the state
university will horoattcr bo known as
the chair of agriculture and biology.
The change in name is of recent occur
rence. It is just given out that Prof. .1.
S. Kingsley , of tlio university of In- _
dianahas been tendered this important c
chair by the board of regents , and that
ho has formally signified his acceptance.
Prof. ICuitfrtloy iw a grmlimto of Wil
liams college , and a p'lst-graduatc of
Harvard , and will bring to the
chair experience and thorough
culture , lie spent four years un
der I'rof. A. S. Packard , one of tlio
most eminent biologists ol the ago. Ho
will commence his work in the uni
versity of this state at the beginning of
the no\t college your.
It is rumored in educational circles
and on the streets that tin attnak will
be made before the legislature on the
management of Uio state agricultural
farm. If the rumor proves to bo true ,
there will bo a general shaking up of
dry bones , and the clash will piobably
bring to the surface a matter or two
that lion been ( smuggled from the public
car. it is well known that the experi
ment farm has been grossly misman
aged , and an investigation might rem
edy matters and icsult in better future
work. At any rate , renovation is
needed in that quarter , and perhaps a
general weeding out.
AN UNI Ol'NDKn HUMOR.
The story started yesterday that War
den Hjer's official report would unfold
homo startling matters , does not boom
to bo well founded. Yesterday evening
Tin : Bii : : representative undertook to
run the rumor down , but without suet t
cess. Parties who are in a position to
know all about atTairs at the state peni
tentiary say there is nothing in it. The
warden's report will contain a simple
statement of his ollluiul work , the con
dition of th\j pen , and nothing more.
But ho can and will give a faithful ac
count of his stewardship. The warden
baid to Tin : HKI : man a short time since :
" .My oflicial relations with the governor
have boon of the most friendly charac
ter , and there is nothing in the
statement that there has been n rupture
between us. " The btory published in
the Omaha Hbr.ilil this morning is not
considered truthfnl here. Hjcrs has
proved to be an ollieiont warden , and
it is generally regretted that he has
felt compelled to tendef his resignation.
He states that ho resigns because ho
caii do hotter elsewhere financially.
This ought to be considered a good and
fiulllciont reason , and doubtless is , by all
who do not lot their Imagination run
away with their judgment. No ono
questions but what H.vors could have
retained his position had ho desired to.
The governor was satisfied with hm
work , and has so stated on divers occa
CITY N'HVVS AND NOTKS.
Colonel W. F. Cody ' " ' daughter , of
North Plaltell / attend inauguration
exercise mid the attending reception.
The funeral of Miss Lena S. ICrb. who
died last evening at the homo of her
parents in ICabL Lincoln , will take pluco
from tlio family residence on next Tues
The Irish national league held an
interesting mooting at Fit/.gorald'H hall
at II o'clock this afternoon. Hon. W. < ) .
Bryan was the orator of the day.
The second term of the Wesloyau
university commences on next Wednes
day , January U. The building is fully
completed and is considered ono of the
finest in the west.
Colonel Hilly McC'nnn , of Ohadron , is
in the city. IIo expects to got Ihu
state militia appreciation increased
ever what it was made two joarn ago.
Mack evidently wants n salary.
Hldor C' . B. Newman , niihtor of the
First Christian chnraii , nddrcwsml
the Young Mt'ii'ti Christian association
of Lincoln , thin afternoon at ' 1 o'clock.
Mr , Newman is regarded an ono of the
lincHt pulpit orators in the city.
St. ToroBa'H church has undergone a
? iT > dt many improvements during the
imst few weeks , The building now
looks like a new ono.
To bu frool from the dunlin a of sullucutlon
nhllnljliw downs to lin-ittli' lituly. iltxni
ioiiinlly nnd undisturbed ; t'j rlio lofrosliod.
ii-nil clear , bruin nctlvo iinil frou from pain or
iclin ; to kiiott Unit no | H/HOIIOMH , putrid mutter
lullloi tlio In oath and rots nw.iy tlio dullcuto
imchmer ) of Hinull , tnsti ) iind lii'iulng ; to fml
lint the .sjntuin doo.t not , llir Uri ! ) Us veins nuil
u tontri , HUCJC up tlio polnoii Unit Iti Mini to uu
Icrinlnu and dHti } . 1 * Indeed it blo'Hliii ; bu
ron 1 all oilier human enjoyment * . ' 1 o jiurUms
miuumty fiom sndiafiito tdiuuld bo tlio ob-
OU of all ullll ! li'il. Hut tllOno wliolmvo trluil
iiiiny irmudluH mid jiliyfclUnn * desp.iJr of relief
> r cure.
S VNKIIIII'S KUIICAI. Ciiltr incetH every plmmi
if Catarrh , from u Niiupli-lumd add totfxi most
oiitlieioiniinnd di'xini'UM > Hln ei It In ocil
nid constitutional Iniiuiit In relieving J..T-
imiiBiit In curing , safe , ueouomlcnl nnd nuvt-r-
tH.MOIUl'H HAIIICAI.C'Ullh tOIlHlttUof OllallOt-
ll OfttlolUim . Cl 1II..01IU boXOfUATAIIIIIUli
IOI.VKNT , and ono liirnovm IMIAIV.II , nil
trapped In one inickuuolthtruittltu nndul-
ectloiiM , atld noli ! by ( ill tlrugiflaU for il.U ) ,
I'orrr.it DHIIO AMI PIU-MIOU. Co , , llonrow.
HOW MY SIDEACHl-S'l
. . AohlnKHIdrinud Murk , Illp , Kldnny
Ml and U In uio I'dliM. Ulioiiinutlc , SMitlc ,
? lYNouiultflc. hlittlli und HIiOMtlnn I'ulus ,
fyui i ii'vi.n IN DM : UIMIIJ , by thu ( iru *
IIIIA ANn-I'AiN | 'I\HIIH. 'lliolliwt and only
i.iln-lclllMKI ! > liiittr ! Api < ifuct. linlaiitanuoui ) ,
luttfr-falllnuuutlilntu top4ln.lullftiiiiimtl u nnd
feakntHi. l.ojiucUlly dilojitcd torcllovw'imalu
mini nnd wcnknukstH , At all AiuvuW. t
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