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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , JANUARY 2 ,
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po-es nnd snys that he is secretary of the Ilee
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presence this bth day of December. WH.
N. P. FBlIi Notary Public.
IT is Bignillcfuit that when two No-
Imislm legislators stop up to the tiulcot
ollIiHJ and buy their railroad tickets , the
fuel is considered of .sufllcient moment
to bo telegraphed as news.
TIIK new council should insiko a clean
swoop of the tax-eaters. Tin : Bun is
in fiu'or of jiayiug liberal salaries to
every mini in the public service , but
there should bo no soft jobs for super
numeraries and favorites.
TT is gratifying to learn that the
Btrilco of the Union Pacific switchmen
ut Denver has been amicably settled.
There wore fears afowdnys ago that the
etrikc would spread , but the concessions
of the company happily averted it.
TIIK last legislature appropriated two
million seven hundred and twenty-two
thousand eight hundred and ninety-six
I dollars and eighty-six cents. Thcso
staggering figures ought , to bo kept in
view of every member of the legislature.
IT took 124 ollicers and employes to
run the state senate in 1887 , at tin ex
pense of twenty-four thousand , nine
hundred and sixty-five dollars and sixty
cents , which did not include perqui
sites. This is surprising , but true.
THE lower house of the last legisla
ture furnished positions for ninety-six
pfllcors mul employes tit an outlay of
twoiily-two thousand four hundred and
fifty-three dollars. No vouchers for
"value received" for this enormous
outlay can bo inado that will satisfy the
IN view of the legislative appropria
tion of two million , seven hundred and
twenty-two thousand dollars two years
ngo , the people may well ask them
selves , will the legislature of 1839 feel
bound to pile up the agony and tax the
state into bankruptcy during the next
two years ?
IN 1885 the grand total of legislative
appropriations was one million six hun
dred and seventy-eight thousand seven
hundred and ninety dollars and
ninety cents. In 1887 the legisla
ture increased this already burdensome
M tax to two million seven hundred and
n twenty-two thousand eight hundred
rfe' ' nnd ninety-six dollars and eighty-six
cents over a million dollars increase
in two yours for identically the same
EIGHTY-JUNK thousand eight hundred
nnd ninety-six dollars and thirty cents
wore paid to olllcorsand members of the
senate and house of the last legislature.
In round numbers , ninety thousand
dollars of the people's money were
squandered for a legislative session last
ing just sixty days. With those figures
before them the present legislature can
earn the gratitude of a tax ridden state ,
by taking a firm stand for retrenchment
and opposition to claims and steals.
Now that the ledger for ' 88 is closed
nnd the Inventory for the now year has
boon taken , there should bo no time
lost for mapping out enterprises that
will secure a revival of the boom in the
early spring. Omaha must push ahead
with all the steam that she can got up.
She must not only keep abreast with
other western cities , but endeavor to
distance them. She can do it if her
loading , business men join hands and
take a long pull , a strong pull and a
pull altogether , as they say at sea.
DuiUNO the year just closed one hun
dred and ninety-six miles of now rail
road were constructed in Nebraska.
This is a very favorable showing. Of
the six western states in whloh Ne
braska is grouped , this state ranks second
end , standing next to Minnesota , which
is credited with throe hundred and
throe miles of new construction for the
yonr. Dakota follows third with one
hundred nnd forty-nine miles , Montana
fourth with one hundred nnd twenty
miles , Iowa fifth with one hundred
miles , and Wyoming sixth with twonty-
flvo miles. When it is taken into con
sideration that the railroads intimated
early in the your that not a mile of now
road would bo Jinid EO long us the state
board of transportation fixed a maxi
mum rate , their threats apponr to have
boon more wind. The truth of the mat
ter la that in a growing agricultural
Htnta like Nebraska , therocan bo nosuoh
thing asastnudstill in railroad construc
The legislature ha ? chosen its re
spective ofllcors nnd is now ready to
receive the governor's message. The
choice of Hon. John C. Watson n8
speaker of the house was from the outset -
sot almost n foregone conclusion. While
Mr. Wntbon was two years ngo one of
the trusted Icadora of Senator Van
Wyck , his candidacy wni not antag
onized by the railroad interest. On the
other hand Mr. Watson was not radi
cally committed to prohibition , nnd
therefore secured the support of quite n
number of members who are
opposed to making submission the
all-absorbing issue before the
legislature. Mr. Watson is thoroughly
competent to Hll the speaker's chair and
comprehends fully the responsibility
which rests upon him both as presiding
olliccr of the popular branch of the leg
islature and organizer of Its commit
In selecting Church Howe as the
president pro torn of the senate , the re
publican senators have stultified them
selves nnd placed the party in tin un
enviable plight. Mr. Hovois not
merely a railroad politician , but an of-
licur of the Nebraska branch of .lay
Gould's Missouri 1'aclllo railroad. It is
a lamentable exhibition on the part
of the republican bonato to tacitly
confess by its action that Church
Howe among nil its able members is the
only man who could command the sup
port of the majority of the sonato.
Church Uowo himself has made a blun
der in accepting the position which ad
vertises to the people of the state that
the railroads have undisputed control
of the senate. Mr. Howe had already
been honored with the same position in
a previous session nnd can gain no glory
or honor by again becoming president
pro torn. It is not prudent for
railroad managers to overdo thlnirs in
striving for honors which should not bo
conferred upon any man actively Identi
fied with railroad corporations. This
fact will be emphasized before the ses
sion closes to the disadvantage of the
corporations to whom Mr. Uowo expects
to be of service.
The refusal of Lieutenant Governor
Moiklejohn to arrogate to himself the
responsibility of appointing the senate
committees is highly commendable. It
remains to bo seen whether the senate ,
in exorcising its prerogative , will keep
in view the prime object of the creation
of committees , which is to digest all
proposed reforms and measures and ex
pedite legislation that is conducive to
the welfare of the people.
The police authorities of Chicago ,
under the influence of a public senti
ment that has become morbidly intoler
ant , have arrayed themselves against
the constitutional right of the people to
meet and discuss questions affecting
their interests as citizens. The federal
constitution declares that congress
shall make no law abridging the free
dom of speech , or the right of the people
ple peaceably to assemble , and what
may not bo done by the federal au
thority in this respect certainly cannot
bo done by the authority of
the state , and still loss by
that of a inunicipaiU-y. Yet
the police authorities of Chicago as
suming that certain parties proposed to
moot for unlawful purposes , have re
fused to allow thorn to moot , proceeding
in tliis extraordinary course solely upon
their own impressions of what might
The parties thus interfered with ap
pealed to the courts for an injunction to
prevent polieo interference , and the
matter was referred to a master of
chancery. Ho did not deem it to be
within his functions to recommend an
injunction , but ho was very explicit
in expressing the opinion that the
police interdiction was an in
terference with the constitutional
rights .of citizens without warrant or
justification. There was no ovidcnco
that the purpose of the parties who pro
posed to moot was unlawful or im
proper , and the master in chancery
justly hold that "if the mere belief of a
police ollicor thttt projected public
meetings are for unlawful purposes
shall operate to the prohibition of sucli
meetings , such belief created perhaps
by error , malice , bigotry or political
partisanship may bo vutiortcd. to for
the effectual extinguishment of a funda
mental constitutional right. " Ho de
clared it to bo hobtilo und dangorouj to
the gonjus of our institutions to
assume that a policeman without
judicial responsibility shall exorcise
judicial ( lower to grant or withhold the
rights of citizens constitutionally to
meet in public assemblies.
- The nightmnro that has worried Chicago
cage for the past two years is responsi
ble for this extreme and extraordinary
assumption of power on the part of her
police authorities , but it would scorn that
her more intelligent and patriotic citi-
y.ens must soothnt a policy of denying to
any portion o ? her citizens their constitu
tional rights cannot bo wisely or safely
continued. In the mutter in contro
versy it is clearly the po
lice nnd not the Interdicted
society that are violating the fundamen
tal law , The former have boon acting
wholly upon an assumption , which man-
ifcstlj' they have no right to do. They
have arrogated to thumsolvus n judicial
power which they have not the least
authority to oxerclbo , and have pro
ceeded against citizens without the
slightest ovidonco. Such arbitrary con
duct it is the Imperative duty of the
courts to chock in the interest of the
common rights und liberties of the poo-
pie. Chicago should awaken to the fact
that not the suspected onomlon of our
institutions , but their professed frioiuls ,
are dealing them the most serious and
The failure of the house committee
on manufactures to determine before
the recess of congress wljothor any fur
ther testimony should bo taken on the
subject of trusts makes the question of
what will b-j done regarding this ques
tion at the prevent session of congress
one of uncertainty. The work of the
committee has not boon muoh of a suc
cess. The investigation has yloldod a
good deal of valuable testimony with
regard to the formation , organization
and effect of trusts , but the com
mittee has reached no conclusion
with regard to restrictive legislation ,
and the result o ( Its inquiry scorns to
have induced the belief among many
member * of congress that they nro pow
erless to enact any legislation that will
prevent such combinations. In cases of
combination for the ale or manufacture
Of products which nro protected by the
tar I IT , the committee believes that the
only practicable remedy , though not al
ways n complete one , is a reduction of
duty , but it does not yet see its way
clear to the framing of a law that will
properly restrict combinations under
penalty for violation of the law's pro
Hills declaring trusts unlaw
ful , and subjecting their products to
confiscation or similar radical proposi
tions , have not mot with any favor from
the committee , and if any suggestions
ns to legislation accompany the commit
tee's report , whenever that shall bo
submitted , all their dilUcultici will bo
pointed out. Tiie chairman of this com
mittee , Mr. Uacon , is on record with the
opinion that the only remedy is a law
preventing the pooling of stocks , but til
the same time ho claims that congress
cannot pass such a law. IIo Insists that
it must bo left to the stales which
granted the charters bestowing
the right upon shareholders to
transfer their stock as they
please. In the opinion of the chairman
of the lu > u > o committee on manufactur
es , fee shrewd are the trust organi
zations perfected that no federal law
can reach the active agents in the com
bination. Two radical measures relat
ing to trusts are before congress , one in
the senate and one in the house , known
respectively as the Sherman and the
Ureckinridgo bills , Vut the impression
is that neither will be acted upon at the
present session. The purpose of these
bills is in the same direction ,
but they differ materially
in the methods provided for
accomplishing n similar result , and
therefore there is very small probability
that either could pass.
The very remote chance of anything
being done by the present congress by
way of repressing trusts devolves upon
the state legislatures thcduty of dealing
with those combinations against the
public interests and welfare. There ap
pears to bo no question anywhere that
the power and authority of the states in
tliis matter is undeniable. Cor
porations deriving their franchises
from the state can be prevented
by the state from surrender
ing their privileges on penalty
of losing their franchises. General
state laws to this clYccl. it is believed ,
would speedily put an end to trust com
binations , and there is promise of an ef
fort in most of the states to secure such
laws. Nebraska is interested in this
question by reason both of direct and
indirect damage from trusts. Her people
ple , in common with those of the entire
country , are paying tribute to every ex
isting combination of this character in
the landnnd _ in at least one direction
the prosperity of the state has boon dam
aged by a trust. The subject is therefore
one which should command the
prompt anil serious attention of
the legislature. What is required is a
clear and comprehensive law providing
that no corporation existing under the
authority of this state shall bo permit
ted to enter into any combination with
corporations of a similar character out
side of the state , or surrender or part
with any part of its business or the con
trol thereof to foreign corporations , and
that any corporation doing this shall
forfeit its franchise. A uniform policy
of this kind among the states would
speedily dispose of the trusts , und it is ,
perhaps , the most certain and practica
ble way of accomplishing this result.
TIIE iYKir COUNCIL.
The new year has ushered into oxist-
oncou very material change in the com
position of the city council. The retire
ment of Boohol , Manville and Cheney ,
breaks up the old combine that has kept
this city in turmoil during the past
year , about the police commission and
about reforms that are demanded by
our best citizons.
The now council should profit by the
lesson taught lit the late campaign and
endeavor to represent the wishes and
interests of their constituents instead of
plotting 'and scheming to subvert
law and order and pander to the vicious
elements that have basot their prede
cessors. The new council should also
endeavor to steer clear of the baneful
influence exerted by public works' con
tractors , who during the past two years
have dominated in oily affairs to the
detriment of tax-payers.
Omaha has boon very seriously crip
pled and her growth retarded by the dis
graceful squabbles in her city govern
ment. It would bo a public calamity to
inllict upon this community another
year of discord and reckless defiance of
the rights of the tax-payers.
"Wo believe that a majority of the
now council mean to do what is right
nnd proper. If they doslro to strengthen
that belief and aspire to bo worthy of
public confidence , they will frown down
from the outset every effort of disor-
ganlxers and ring.stors to revive the
squabbles and disreputable methods
that have made Ilia lute council a reproach
preach to the name and fame of our
Tim llcof Producers and Outchors
National association. , with headquarters
at Dallas , Tex. , has sot on foot a move
ment to re-establish competition cattle
markets through the country , nnd to
seoitro by legislation local inspection of
cattle on the hoof for all towns and
cities , Ostensibly the purpose of the
association is to plnco the business of
cattle-raising and slaughtering on a
basis so as to secure the consumer
cheaper and wholosotno beef. In re
ality , however , the efforts of the asso
ciation are to return to the old methods
of beef slaughter by local butchers
which is now eupplantcd by the largo
boof-packlng industries of the country.
The success of this movement , however ,
may ho questioned. While it may bo
true that the price of beef to the con
sumer is higher than it ought to bo , no
doubt influenced by the beef-packing
firms , novertlioloss u return to inde
pendent slaughtering by local butchers
\s \ improbable.1 f"ho prlco of beef
is uniformly Ibwe than formerly
which has forced.the , butchers of the
largo cltios all ov\i the country to buy
their meals frctm the * ' western packing
houses. It is inrprauUoablo , moreover ,
to institute a rlirid Jowil Inspection of
cattle on the hoof , While such inspect
ion would benefit the butchers , it
would work injury to the eattlo-rnisi'rs ,
and increase the price of meat to the
consumer. Huskies , laws can not bo
jhiHsod to prevent people from oatinir
packing-house products if they want to.
As long as the we.storn abbatolrs fur-
nisli meat that is both wholesome nnd
cheap , the local beef dressing of the
country cannot compote , and must glvo
way to the wholesale slaughtering es
tablishments of western beef-packers.
Arnit : resolving upon radical reform
In cutting down the number of useless
bookkeepers , clerks and supernumerar
ies , tlie senate has decided to employ
only thirty-three clerks for its thirty-
seven committees. This is reform anil
retrenchment with a vengeance. At
the very outside ten of these committee
clerks will have something to do. The
other twenty-three will bo at largo with
just about enough committee work to
keep them busy two hours a week. At
four dollars a day this will take over
ninety dollars a day out of the pockets
of the taxpayers , with the further pros
pect of making one hundred and fifty
days out of n sixty-day session.
TIIK great question pf the day is !
Whnt will the now excise board do
about it ?
INCi ' 1HK WltlSThU.
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Fremont Tribune : Tin : Hnn announces
Unit eoininencinjT with January 1 it will
bcj1i rutiniiitf a special train to deliver It *
papers to subscribers ulonj ? the fo. tM. roiul.
With u special train TUB UEI : ought to "get
Tlnq ImHt Stroke.
Lincoln Call : Commencing January 1st ,
tlm OM.VIIV DAII.V UKB will run a special
dully train , delivering its papers to nil sub
scribers in the South 1'latto county. Tin :
I3tn : will roach Lincoln by 7 o'clot-lc. It is
useless for tlio Call to speak of Tun Hr.n as a
nuwspap ° r. Hvcryboily knows that It Is the
best In the western country , and this last
stroke of enterprise will bo appreciated.
Charter Ml Kxcliislvulv.
Nebraska City News ( .Dec. 01. ) : Coin-
incnuinc to-morrow the OMAHA HII : : will run
a special train daily over the U. & M. to
Plattsuioutli , maltinj ? connections there with
the llyor for Denver. The train is chartered
exclusively fur the distribution of the morn
ing edition of TUB , IJei : , utul that paper
claims to bo the llr.st xvcsSt of Chicago that
has ventured in tliis'enterprise.
Its Uiutil Kntcrprtac.
Beatrice Dcniocr.it : Tin : HUE 1ms char
tered n train to leave Oamha every morning
at 4:3 : } to connect- with the "Burlington
Flyer , " that will land tlio morning edition of.
that paper in Lincoln before 7 o'c.loclc , anil at
nil points in the South Platte country several
hours in advance Qf other Omulm papers.
Tin : Unu displays it § usual enterprise in this
Hastings Ncuraskan ' ( Dec. 31) ) : THE
OMAHA. Bnis gives notfce'that beginning to-
niorow will run a spgcialtruiu to make con
nection with the B. & . M. llyor at Platts-
mouth , to distribute , its paper to patrons
ulong the line to Denver. It is n stroke of
enterprise that involves an expense of over
51,001) ) per month. THE BKE is so much to bo
commended as a newspaper that it wins ad
miration and respect , and gets the support of
those who do not always endorse its sen
timents. It is excelling itself as a great
The Illit One.
0/ifo / i'dilc Journal.
It is "tho big four" in New York , "tho big
flvo" in Ohio and "the big six" in Maine , but
Indiana has the big one.
We wish to be understood as supporting
Mrs , Jpun A. Logan 113 postmaster of Chicago
cage , and M'I-S' Philip Sheridan as pension
Chicago I'or" IiiHinncc.
St. Paul has her ice palace , Sionx City nor
corn palace and New Orleans her cotton pal
ace. It's about time some city came to the
front with a gm palace.
AVitli Hiiro Feet.
Christinas was a beautiful day throughout
a largo portion of tlio great northwest , and it
is whispered that Miss Dakota , whoso Block
ings were both full to overflowing , danced
about gleefully in her bare feut.
Assistant editor Wo need flvo lines to 1111
out a column on tlio editorial page.
Able democratic editor Have you run in
any paragraphs about lUainc ?
"Yes sir ; live or six of them , "
"Said anythhigabout Harrison's cabinet ! "
"Yes sir. "
"Got in any slaps at Forakcr ! "
"Yc.ssir , and two or three at Quiy's-niullod
"Then say something mean about Ilusscl
Harrison and close the forms. "
Glvo Harrison a
Several hundred statesmen are doubtless
either on the way to call on the president
elect or intend calling upon linn some time
between now and the closing days of Febru
ary , and several hundred other statesmen
have already called. All this , of course , waste
to ho expected , and l.s no inoro of n surprise
to the object of their visits tmin it is to the
average person who roads ) about them. All
our chief magisti atosr-at least all slnco Jack
son have been obliged to undergo a similar
experience in the two or three months imme
diately proceeding their Inauguration. Nev
ertheless , in the extant to which it lias been
practiced blnco Lincoln's ' Jlrst election the
custom has grown iuio mi abuse , which , in
tlio interest of the parjly to which the presi
dent-elect belongs , demands abatement.
An Hrninplo of'filoblc Watering ,
A stockholder in the ? Denver , Toxss & Fort
Worth railroad has begun injunction proceed
ings to stop the officer * of the road from issu
ing $1,01)0,000 ) , worth of bonds. The ostensi
ble object of tlio issue is to lay a third rail
on the narrow gauge Denver & Hlo Orando
road. The objecting r > toclcholOcr says that
to do tills will cost but f 100,000 , and that
thereforetlioro is no need of the extra
500,000 of securities , Had stockholders
boon more solicitous in the past and invoked
tlio aid of the courts to stop unjustifiable
Issues of stock anil bonds , tlioru would not
now bo as much water In the railway system
of the United. ( States , and the roatlH might bo
able to pay dividends without making exorb
itant charges for their services ,
A. Few Dakota I'acta
Vcnnllliou Is the religious canter of the
territory , A ten-minuto prayer meeting is
held tuero every day at noon ,
Thirteen Ilurouiuns received gold watches
for Christmas presents , and tlio Times claim *
there Is not n Waterbury mjency or n oy < ent
counter In the town.
The present balmy vtpather Is evidently
not t-xneetoil to lust ut Sioux KVills. for tUo
people are takhiir up n nubsrrlption to pur-
cha c new llaes for the signal service.
Visitors to the Sloiu Tulls penitentiary
are charged an ndtntaMnn fee ami the Insti
tution has eollPctcilJI-Vi from that source in
two years , which will bo expo.uleJ fora
library for prisoners ,
A number of Indians trlod todl.sposo of the
blanket * Issued to them by the govern incut ,
at Chamberlain roeontly. They predict an
open winter , anil tlielr action shows their
faith in their Instincts.
Tlio oDlclals of Custor county nro very
pleasant people and hate to hurt the feelings
of their constituent * . After wishing all
delinquent taxpayers In the county a Merry
Christmas and a 11 ippy New Year , the Irons-
uror delivers Uio followingsoothinif address :
"I will not mar the happy surroundings and
destroy the lestivit.ies of holiday week , but
it becomes in" painful duty to issue n full
nnd complete list of delinquent tuxnaycr.s
from A to / . This will be circulated through
C'uster county on tlio ' 'nd of .Inmmry , ISS'.i ,
and no further excuses e.in bo accepted for
NrhrnMkn Newspaper Notes.
The Fillmore County Independent is the
immo of a bright looking little paper which
1ms just sprung into existence at Khlckley.
It is under the fostering euro of Lommon &
The Armada Watchman has succeeded the
Armada Times , a slock company having
purchased the paper and placed U. A. Held
in editorial control ,
The Fremont Tribune Issued a hnndsoma
twolve-pago pancr on January 1 , HUed with
excellent illustrations and n comprehensive
review of the huppi'ninirs of the year in that
SI3VISX SHOUT SMILKS.
Kvor victorious in nav.il warfare , the
American navy returns homo in triumph
from llayti. Toledo Bee.
" /o people are rccch , Hey sell ground nnd
kill ze iK-egs , " is Mine , .lanu Hadlng's concise
ciso analysis of Kansas City.
A tramp Is sometimes called a nomad ; and
when a farmer's dog grabs him thoru's no-
madder man in the neighborhood. Norris-
A box of sardines was recently found in
the stomach of a bear killed In Michigan.
The box was nearly digested-but the sar
dines were all right. Burlington Free Press.
There comes a rumor that Phineas T. Bar-
num wants to supersede Waller us consul
general at London. But Itanium does not
r.eem to have the least show on earth. New
The man who took an oath that ho wouldn't
"havo his linger nails cut until another Demo
cratic president was elected has the bulge on
the rest of us , lie will bo happy after each
succeeding pancake season for years to
conic. Drake's Magazine.
Philadelphia cditoi' t understand you
have bought a newspaper in the west. IH it
a well equipped ofileu !
Old friend ( from the west ) I should smile.
There are scvcnteut Winchesters in the com
posing room nnd two gulling guns at the head
of the stairs. Philadelphia Uccord.
DHMANDS OK liAHOR.
A List of tlio IJIUVH Wliluh It Poqlres
The following resolutions were adopted at
the last meeting of the Omaha Central Labor
union , am ! have been furnished for publlca-
tiou by George J. KIcfTncr , the secretary :
Whereas , It is an undeniable fact that the
progress of our city depends largely upon the
welfare of the working portion of ils inhabi
Whereas , It is an absolute fact that labor
interests have , in tlio past , received but
slight attention from former legislatures ,
while railroad corporations and similar in
terests have received unlimited attention
from every former session of tlio Nebraska
Whereas , We know of no method that can
bo used that is consistent with American
principles except the passage of laws by the
law-making power of nur state to right the
wrongs complained of by labor ; therefore
Uesolvcd , by the delegates composing the
Cont/al Labor union of Omaha , in behalf
of and in the interest t > f the differoht unions
and local assemblies of Knights of Labor
herein represented , that we ask for tlio
passage of laws by our present legislature
bearing upon the following questions of in
terest to labor :
First A bill in the interest of ballot re
form which will guarantee a secret ballot
and a strict registration in order to check
unscrupulous politicians from purchasing
votes or intimidating voters.
Second A bill to make lobbying n crltnn
punishable by Imprisonment in the state pen
itentiary for not less than one year.
Third A bill requiring the products of the
Lincoln penitentiary to bo branded "urison-
inndo goods , " anvt making it a criminal of
fence for non-cpinpliance with the same.
Fourth A bill making eight hours a legal
work day on all state , county and municipal
Fifth A bill creating a state board of ar
bitration , making arbitration compulsory
and giving said board power to enforce its
decisions and giving said board ull the power
of a eourt , of law in dealing with disputes
between employers and employes ,
Sixth A bill making all combinations ,
monopolies , trusts , or other bodies under
whatsoever name , whose objects nro to cre
ate a corner in tlm necessaries of life , a
criminal olTensu punishable by imprisonment
in the state penitentiary.
Seventh A bill forbidding the importa
tion by any company , corporation or individ
ual of private armed mercenaries to do police
duty within the state ; furthermore , Unit no
private institution within the state bo al
lowed to maintain or furnish to any company ,
corporation or individual armed men for po
Klghlh A bill requiring a residence of six
months in the county in which application is
made or appointment is received for tlio posi
tion of deputy or special deputy shcrliT.
Ninth A compulsory ncliool bill requiring
all children under fifteen years of ago to at
tend school for the full school season and
holding parents and irnnrdlans rcsponslblo
for the non-aUcndauco at school of all chil
dren under fifteen years of ago under Hiolr
Tenth A bill making the first 'Monday in
September of each year a legal holiday to be
known as "T abor Day. "
Eleventh A bill making it compulsory on
the part of employers to pay on demand all
wages duo their employes.
Twelfth A bill holding employers liable
for all injuries received by their employes
wliilo engaged in the dlsahnrge of their regu
lar duties as employes ,
Thirteenth A bill nmkln ? all national and
state election days legal holidays.
Fourteenth A bill for the abolition of the
contract system on all state , county and
Hcsolvod , That the secretary of this union
have the foregoing printed In circular form
for distribution ut the Htuto capital.
Kor Twnnty-Six Years.
Business linns that have oxibtud and occu
pied one stand for a period of twenty-six
years in Omaha arc rare. In fact , the only
one known at this tlnio is the furniture house
of Dcwoy & Stouo , who opened a small store
on Farnnm street , when Omaha was but a
village , und their sales have gradually in
creased. Iii 1S5S amounting- over $300,000.
The tlrm has Just mndo a now departure
wlucli will Interest the business public.
Wishing to rolclvo themselves , to u certain
cxtnnt , of the caresof an immense trade ,
Messrs. Dowcy & Stone huvo put their busi
ness into u stock company , with u capital of
half u million dollars , Another ob
ject was to interest such of
their employes ns were deserving of an
opportunity to share In the profits
of thu houeo. The forming of iTp'took com
pany is the nearest approach to profit-
sharing that could bo readily devised.
The stock company will be composed of
the following : Charles II. Do way , presi
dent ; Kmorson L. Stone , vice president ;
William ( Juyger , secretary ; Ocorgo K.
Crosby , treasurer , nnd Wllllum I. Klorstoud ,
superintendent and general mannger ,
In taking into the firm their two trusted
Employes , Mqssnt. Uuyger ami KlgroUmd , it
is said the proprietors huvo substantially
and handsomely rewarded them for past
P. J. Crccdon Is on hla way home
Now York whcro he attended the buriyr of
TIIK SOfiAK K
It ' \Vi\s Not Much of n Wonder la
Yesterday afternoon tlioro was n solar
eclipse which begun nt 3 hour ! ) 11 minutes
nnd Il's ' seconds after high noon , or In the
language of ordinary pwmlo a trlllo bettor
th.in 11 minute after 3 o'clock in the after ,
noon. The eclipse was not total , nor was it
noticed by tlio boys in the streets , Dogs did
not bark , neither did they bay the eclipsing
moon ; cuts did not sneak In from illicit Inter
views in the back yard , nnd como with
swelled tails nnd niituted fur to seek the pro
tection of their musters In the purlers ;
chickens did not go to roost nt abnormal
hours , nor did they ovim't" any alarm what
ever ; the coasters skhnmfni ; down North
Twenty-second street contrary to law and
ordinance were not troubled ; nor wus there
n darkness su tempting ns to induct ? engaged
people to consider themselves entitled to nil
the oscillatory privileges conferred by twi
light. As an eclipio it was not a success in
But it may have boon elsewhere. When
the now moon whlz/.lng around thu old earth
which also has to do IU own whi//.Ing around
the sun , gets la front of the sun it obscures
thu rays of the latter , and shuts olT light nnd
hcut. Thu sun Js very biif. but It is very fur
ulf , the moon is very small , but it Is quite
close to tlio earth , nnd thcrcforo the moon
can do u good deal of eclipsing for those who *
happen to be in lh.it part "of the earth di
rectly nfTccted. Astronomers cull this Hie
line of totality nnd it coverccv , yesterday a
licit of 10t ! > mile s tlironuli northern Cali
fornia , northern Nevada , southern Idaho , thu
Yellowstone park , southeastern Montana ,
northwestern Dakota anil Manitoba. The
great observatory on Mount H.iinllton is well
within-this line , and mnrli is uxueeled from
that iioint of observation by astronomers ,
not only bac.iuso the conditions tlioro are so
favorable , but also because Prof. Holdcn is a
distinguished holiolojrisi who knows a thing
or two about aolar eclipses.
Here in Omaha about four-fifths of tlio sun
was covered by the dark body of the moon
about-I o'clock , at which time the light wus
sickly and wan. That was nil. The sun
looked llku a crescent through smoked glass ,
but In spiti ! of the moon's bad behavior , wlmt
wusleft of his sunshlp was too powerful to
bo regarded by the naked oyo. In Califor
nia during the time of totality , when the
sun's body was completely obscured , astron
omers had an opportunity , of observing the
corpna , composed of stroa'ms of llgl.t which
go off into space for many millions of miles
and whoso nature is not yet known , They
also could study the protuberances on the
eilgo of the sun , which extend for an incred
ible distance also , but not anything like so
far as the corona. Father Sechi , of Koine ,
made many Interesting observations on
these , which ho called the sierra , on account
of their seriated general appearance. Tlioy
wcro also observed by Prof. Young , of Dart
mouth college , who saw one of these objects
dash into the air like a eeyscr and then 1'all
like a fountain.
Although none of these marvels were ob
served in Omaha the tricks and manners of
the moon were not unstudied. There is an
observatory attached to Crcighton univer
sity , which Is managed by Father Uoggo , one
of tlio Jesuit priests in Chicago , of the insti
tution , a quiet patient soldier of science , sat
isfied with doing what falls within his prov
ince ami not unhappy because the line of
totality heartlessly went north of Omaha.
For days before the event ho used his transit
instrument for the purpose of correcting his
clocks by sidereal observation. The sailor
docs the sumo thing daily , only ho takes a
solar , but from tnnu lo time every master
mariner takes a sidereal with his sextant ,
for which purpose the nautical almanac is
furnished with lists of stars that will bo
transit stars or on the meridian line , and
gives their time. Fnthcr Kigirc , having cor
rected his sidernl clock , his solar clock and
his terrestrial time piece wound up his chro
nograph to take observation on the time
when llio iirst contact , xvould take place. If
the moon had failed to appear at the calcu
lated time thousands of astronomers would
have telegraphed the dreadful intelligence
to the naval observatory at Washington.
But the lady moon was punctual
at the rendezvous , though she must have
known that Venus wus in the ascendant , and
would witness the meeting , nnd would
quizz them both dreadfully. The chrono
graph was connected telegraphically with
the equatorial instrument , that was trained
upon the sun , nnd the good fattier sat in his
chair that hoists up and down and ' had the
key ready to his hand as soon as' the llrst
black point should become visible.
About this time a reporter of Tun BRB ,
who had been invited to see the meeting be
tween fiery Sol nnd sweet Luna , made his
appearance and was provided with a colored
glass lenso nnd the information that there
was nothing yet. At five minutes past : i
Father Kigge announced that the pcmtmtru
of the moon wns making the sun look sick ,
or in other words that the coming satellite
was casting its shadow before. Upon his
promise that ho would ascend and descend
with lightning speed , the reporter was per-
milled id sorpenline himself up the peeuliuv
lutUlor-i'ramo of the chair and gaze through
iho Under , a small telescope by the side of
the big one , which is a live-inch refractor.
There was not u doubt , about it. The sun
was pallid with emotion. Having verified
this fact he descended and carefully scanned
the sun through his lens. The clocks ticked
with n variation of time that was interesting ,
but they did not get excited and preserved
the oven tenor of their way. "There it te"
cried the Kuvcrcnd Father Higgo with much
enthusiasm , and tlio time by Uio sidereal
clock was : till : < ' < * > . But alas , Iho guilty solar
clock was two minutes fast , and the terres
trial clock was Just us bad.
When a quarter of an hour had elapsed the
reporter was invited to ascend and to look
through the Under , nnd the sight was pecu
liar. The outer cdgo of the moon's disk
was obviously rugged nnd wave like , nnd
this was , the father said , caused by the
mountains of the moon , for it nppeara Unit
tlio moon , having no atmosphere , cannot
raise nnytliing but mountains. These , how
ever , are prodigious , und would lake Iho
prize atany Alpine exhibition. Tlio Hold of
tlio great lolcacopo is examined from above ,
nnd the spectator looks over it. Hero the
sar.io ruggcdncss was still inoro observable ,
but a very annoying feature was that the
celestial lives as if made tired by observa
tion , kept skipping out of the Hold of scru
tiny , and it wns necessary to keep
following them up by manipulating a scrow.
This may bo very easy for a professor , but
was quite n job for n green hand like the re
porter , who industriously screwed the telescope -
scope the wrong way for 'JJ seconds ,
und wus quite surprised ho could not find the
sun or moon.
Tlioro was sunset at 1 inlnuto past flvo ,
and the sun wont down behind the lulls with
( ho moon cllngln ? to his left shoulder , evi
dently unwilling lo Icuvo her liomoo. Lifo
Is made up of meetings it nil purlincs , ami it is
pleasant for n sympathetic soul to know that
there must bo two solar eclipses every year ,
und there may bo live. If. however , the moon
had been created exactly on the same piano
us tlio earth , tlioro would liavo boon a solar
eclipse at every now moon , and u lunar
eclipse at every full moon , The report goes
that u youthful astronomer whtui ho learned
this saddening fuel lost his appetite out of
pure vexation , and declared that things never
did go right no how , and that if Kvo hud not
eaten the apple , the moon would have boon
upon the same piano as the earth , and young
astronomers would have had a living show to
A NHW YHAIl OFSUNSI11MO.
How tlie First Day of 1880 was Ol > -
borvfd In Omaha.
Twenty years ape yo tcrday , so old settlers
toll , there hunt ; u warm sun in fhe IIOUVUIIH.
Tlioro was dust upon the Btreots. The Now
Year's dinner wascaton in houses the doors
and windows of which were opened to admit
of cooling brc / .
Yesterday the windows and doors of many
houses wcro opened nlmost for u similar pur
pose , and while a slight crust of snow
usurps the placu of the mist of twenty
years ago , the day has been as
ploubant as could have boon desired.
( lo'cloi-k In
The streets wcro thronged from
the morning. The snloons were liberally
patronized , as have nlso the contents of the
capacious punch bowls , with wlnuli eutor-
prlnhiK dealers love , on these festive occu-
hlons , to grace their boards. There wus
but little attention puid to devotional exor
cises , and still less to the Ionn.il
observance of the muc.li-ubtmcd cus
tom of calling. Tim Incipient young
man was not in ln glory of u now suit , u
boutonnloro , < wd wildly extravagant
card Somebody or something Bup-
him. A a conwuuuucc , ivliat >
over of e.Mllnfr was in dulptod In Is to b (
credited to graver ftnd leas buoyant mortals ,
by whom Uio custom is revered M n happy
mentis of renewing nnd maintaining ac-
quninUncos whlcu have long survived tha
necidonts of time , Business , of course , wns
suspended , nml in homos where com
fort nnd Impplnoss rule there Imvo been
family dinners nnd family reunions which ,
in innny instances ) , will never bo obliterated
from the mind. In purlors hero and tliero
the grace and beauty of Oinnlm
welcomed friends with the kindly and
seasonable greeting , though tlio callers were
Invariably within the circle of acquaint
ance. Tlio theatres utul lurgo mutinca
audiences , the cars , horse , cable nnd motor
wcro filled , nnd In fuct the prevailing V | , J
disposition of everybody was to do
something entirely dliToront from tUnt of
every day Ilfu , ns if impelled In It bv
the Rplrlt of the day and
the glorious sunshine with which it has bcou
blessed by heaven.
ThoY. M. C. A. UcRoptlon. -
President Taylor , of the Y. M. C. A. , ns-
sisted by his wife und ilfty young ladles nnd
gentlemen , hold u reeoplion ut the Y M C.
A rooms from 0 to SSO : p. in. ycstonlny.
Nearly seven hundred people were in nltcnd *
anco , ninny of whom had never seen the in
terior of the huildim ; before , and they were
delighted with its elegance and pleased with
the cordial reception extended to them by tlio
members. Flno refreshments were served
in the dlnltii : halt.
From S:3i : ) toll p. in. an exhibition was
given of the daily exorcises of the gymna
sium classes , which bronchi out both laugh
tcr und commendation from the spectators
who thronged the visitors' gallery.
This was followed by u concert In the com
modious audience hall that wns almost im
promptu in character , but none the less ex-
1MMTCIIHTT AND TKXXHY.
Tlioy Settle Thcli4 Dispute In the
lioynl Ij. Smltli Cusr.
The Loyal L. Smith case ngnin made Its
appearance before Judge Dandy yesterday
morning. The amount in dispute is f7,0f 0.
Recently D. K. Tomioy , n Chicago attorney ,
was appointed trustee , nnd the amount above
quoted ordered placed to his credit. Mr.
( ii'orge L. Pritchctt , ns well us being Tonn.v's
representative , wus tlie legal adviser of the
Merchants' National nnd United States Na
tional hanks of Oinuhn. These bunks claim
Jt..OOi ) out of the estate , which Mr Pritchclt
delivered over to them out of the fTrt.OiX ) ho
liud reeolvivl. Tlio balance ho handed to Mr.
runny at Chicago as trustee. This mndo
Mr. Teiiny vi rynn ry , and ho began suit
against PritcliPtl personally in the district
court lo recover Uio money obtained by him.
Mr. Pritchott , in the meantime , began suit
in Iho Unili'il States court , asking Hint Iho
suit be reopened and that Tcniiy repay Into
court the whole amount received us triistoo
for Ihc cstalc. Tills did not please Tonny ,
unit ho compromised with Prltehett. The ro-
suit wus that the cuso lias been withdrawn
A Yonr',4 Ti'aiiHitctloti.
The superintendent of plumbing In his an
nual report just Issued shows I lint IK } ' ) inspec
tions were made ; -119 excavations were made
n the Htrccls and 'tjl ) depressions in alleys
aised ! . "Hit stop-boxes wore lowered to level
of sidewalk. The following permits to exca
vate wcro issued : For waterworks com *
ixin.vll'J ; L'us company , ( Wl ; plumbers'JiS ;
drain layers , T'.Ht ' ; total , U.O'.n.1. ' The inspector
lias collcrtod nnd turned In during the year
JfiV..O.I. Thirty-four arrcsls for tlio year for
violating the ordinances have been mado.
The Kielinrdson Fire.
In another column of Tin : Bui ! is published
n report of tlio destruction of the Klchardson
drug company's ' building in St. Louis. Amos
Field , manager of the local house of that
name , says that the onlv clToct the lire will
have upon it will bo to Increase its nusincss ,
becutisu it will bo compelled to handle all thu
western orders , which otherwise would go
to St. Louis.
/V Kami way.
Ono of Armour-Cndahy's horses nttachocl
to n covered wagon ran away lust evening
from outside tlie 1'axton hotel. The frenzied
animal ran south lo Ilanioy street where ho
came into collision with u telegraph past. Ho
was stopped Mere , but not before the wagon
was broken to splinters.
itoncli Show UcnittlRS Fight.
Two of the dogs nt the dojr show , n mastllt
ntul setter , got loose last night nnd n terrific
light ensuod. There were several ladies in
the exhibition who got very much alnrinod
at the scene. The dojr.s were purled by the
keepers without much damage oeing dono.
Tf IIciT Ilni'lenstoin , the late presi
dent of the riwiss eonfotlorution , really
died , us reported , from lie clTQCtS o ?
"ill tveutniont of ( x corn , it is a solemn
warning to the living to treat corns
with tenderness and respect.
General Longslroot begins to fool tlio
weight of his years. Alluding to some
political attacks upon his record the
other day , ho remarked pathetically , UI
begin to'feel like a very old rebel in-
No buffet should bo without a bottle ot
Angostura Bitters , the South American
nppoli/er. Manufactured by Lr. ) J. G.
B. Siegerl & .Sons.
Dr. Hamilton Wfirron , magnetic physician -
sic-ian and surgeon , room ! ! , Crounsu
block , cor. Kith and Capitol avenue.
Chronic and nervous diseases a spec
ialty. L Telephone Oil.
A Mexican sorooms.s lias predicted
that Mexico will conquer the llni toil
States in JSH ! ) , and aoinn of the Mexican
paporti siiy BIO is infallible.
"EVERiirsnT ! SGRAT ED"
Until tin : Skin wn rn\v. IJoily covered
-jWllh Hdnlt'8 lllfii Hpols ol1 niortnr.
Cut oil l y tlio uiiticuru JtuiMCMlidH.
golnt ; to tell you of the extraordinary
. . ' your ( /'i-rKHJiiA itKMi im : porfonnod on
me. About tlio fit of April lu.it I noticed some
rod lilmpli'S lllco colnniK mil nil ovormy body ,
but ihuimht nothing of It until HOIIIO time later
on , v hcn It bcuau to look Ilko spots of inortnr
Miotlo'l ' on. und wldclt cnmn oir In layorn. nc
coinnaiili-d with IMilni ; . I would ratrh uvory
nlKbt until i wni raw , lnoi : thu next iiliclit tlm
scales boliiK formed meanwhile , -\verf htrutcliuil
oiriiKUin. In vein did I consult all the doctors
In the country , but without aM. Alier gUlnn
uii ull boji'j.s of roi every , I h. . ppuned to m * nn
ndvcrtHcuiont In the newspaper about your
( 'imi'riu liHMiniis.und : : puroimBcil them from
> nv ( IrnttL'ht , and obtnlneil aim lit linmediulu
rc-'llpf G I buftan to notice that the sculy ornji-
U-iiiM - Krailiinlly droppoj nil and dl < , upiiearo-I -
ono by one and liavu lu'uu fully onrud. 1 hud thu
diuenso thirteen inunths before 1 bi' an ink-Inn
the CimcriM Kr.vKiiir.H. nnd in four or ilvu
weeks wan entirely cured. My dlm-aso wus
ocKoina and iHorln lj. I reronniicd ! dtlie < Ji.Ti-
riiiu Hi'.MKiurH to all in my vicinity , and L
know of a urunt many who Imv * tnkini tuein.nnit
tll.ink mo fur the knoivledge of them , oMienfully
mother.s wlio have baboi wjili M-nloy ernjitlo nn
on Uinlr heads nii'l l > oilioi. I cmnint express In
words tliallmiikKlo .vim for what thoOIITICMBA
ItKMKiuiiM Imvo been to mi > . Aly body wan cov
ered with rnlP8and I unuw/iil KpootuclB lo
behold. NowmysWn IS a * nice un-1 - cleur as
bllb'Va GKO. COTKV , Morrlll.VU. .
Hopt : ! ) , 18ST.
I'ob T I'liv. Not n trnre wlintionvor of tlm
(1UO..KD from wliK-li I sulleivd Uu&fcliowu , lUolt
fcfnco mycnro. UI.U. COI'l.l' ,
We cannot dr > .In.slfi o to th 'mtuem In wlilo
Ouricini.v , Mm ifruat Hitln cure , and Cirncun
Nouitn HxiinUfte Bkln Ili-anlffler , rrcpurod
from It , nnd CI'TICIIIIA HKJUI.VK.NT , thu now
Illood I'nrlllr. . are held by ihn lhou nn < ln upon
tliuilhiinila whoso lives have lem mnilo linnpy
by thi ! cure of iigonl/lnu. huinlllatlni ; , Iti.'hliw.
fcrnly and pimply ( llxcauti.t of the xklu , hi-alp and
blood , wltlilos-i of hair. O
Hold every whore. I'rlro , CDTIOIIIIA. r/oi ) Ho\i- .
2.V ; Huflni.vr.ST. II. Projinred by Iliu 1'orrr.K
DIIIKI AMI I'MISJHIMi. Co. , llntoi ( ) , Mnsi ,
rifriciiii fin1 "llow to Cure Ultln Dlsoasoi , '
01 jinL-of , fill llliDtiratliins , and KU flnijiohlaja. _
' . . bla'-kOioail * . rnd.ioujh.clinmiBd and
MI'I.KS. m-im-nlc'l by ( UTiciiitA VOAI ; .
@ I CAM7V BHEATrTE.
I'liptit l' lnn , SoioneDH , Wfuknona ,
Ha. Witii , ' Co-mil. Asllluin , 1'UurUy
' Iiiilairiiu.U' ! > n iui.if.viu : : IN OKB
i ! in i'Ti. i v Hi' * uiniC'iiiiA ANTI-I'AI.V
.rni. Nothtiir ( Iko It for MfcajcJ.iniiM
PEERLESS DYES U
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