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Tin : Fiftieth congress Is now on its
limno stretch. But the prospects for
needful legislation are us fur OH"us
IT"AR \ a total eclipse in California
on Now Year's day , and so it was at the
council chamber for some of the old
llAititiSON cvidontly ap
preciated the compliment of the place
hnntors who did not oesiofjo him on
New Year's day.
recent order clnsdtfying and putting the
employes of the railway mail service
under civil service rules conies rather
late in the day.
JOE Soimi.YUD is ono of the sun
flowers of city politics. His face is
always wreathed in amilea toward the
rising sun , and his baclc is turned to
the eclipsed luminary.
i declines point-blank to ac
cept the chairmanship of the committee
on "town nlots.And yet , of all men
i in or out of the council , Ilascall is best
fitted for "plotting. "
MR. BuciiKij is an excellent coolr. Ills
roast last night was done to u turn.Herald. .
That's a mistake. Mr. Bechcl was
simply playing scullion , while turning
the spit which Chief Cook Rothackor
had potion up for the occasion.
Tins various committees of the coun
cil selected by President Leo will bo
universally approved. Ho has broken
up the old comoinalions , and has put
the important committees in the hands
of men who have proved themselves
worthy of confidence.
KiiSOTjUTiOKB passed by the legisla
ture to encourage economy do not stop
the leaks. The only way to put an end
to the raid on the people's money is to
cut down barnacles and conduct the
affairs of slate on business principles.
the year just closed railroad
construction was carried on in every
Biato of the union but two. The ex
ceptions are Rhode Island and Nevada ,
where it would seem that not as much as
a dido-track was reported as bolng built.
Tun estimated value of the mineral
' yield of Colorado for 1888 is put at twen
ty-six millions. This is a most favorable -
blo showing inlovr of the low price of
silver and load , being an excess of over
two millions of the value of the produc
tion for 18S7.
NHAIILY thirteen thousand cases
wore brought before Judge Berkn
during the year , and the fines
and costs collected amounted to
over thirty-one thousand dollars. The
magnitude of the police-court business
would indicate that too many cases
i-i i before for
come a single police judge
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hearing. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tun clcclUm of Michael Lee to the
presidency of the city council is a tri
umph of the bettor elements of citizen
ship ever the rulo-or-ruin faction. It
emphasizes the fact that the majority
of the council is made up of mon who
will henceforth banish strife and en
deavor to devote tlioir energies to con
ducting the cily government on a law-
nnd-order basis.
professional gamblers it i
regarded disgraceful to squeal when
beaten in a game. The howl of "fraud"
and "combine" of the defeated faction
in the council would disgrace even a
tin-horn gambler. Tho&o follows have
boon doing nothing but combining for
the hist eighteen months , and when
they are finally beaten by the combined
Dpjxjsltion they squeal like stuck pigs ,
' "sii'outrngo. "
TUB prosperity of Nebraska is tea
a great extent indicated by the growth
Mid improvement made by the cities
through the state during the past your.
Lincoln reports an expenditure of
throe and half million dollars on public
ind private improvements for the year ,
Fremont has Invested something like a
half million for a similar purpose. Be
atrice , Nebraska City , Kearney and
other towns have likewise made public
and private improvements whloh do
thorn credit.
LKT rnmr cKMnnAi'K AT UOMR.
That Nebraska should bo creditably
represented nt the celebration of the
one hundredth anniversary of the
Inaugural of Gcort'o Washington
ns president of this republic ;
will bo universally conceded. With
the choice of John L. Webster as such
representative TitKHnr.'has no fault to
find. Mr. Webster was president of the
convention that framed the constitution
under which Nebraska has boon gov
erned since 1875 , and his selection to
the post of honor to which ho has been
commissioned will bo conceded as emi
nently proper under the circumstances.
But Ihu proposition to have Nebraska
represented at the New York centennial
by two companies of militia at the expense -
ponso of the state is most decidedly ob
jectionable at this linjo. If any of the
olllcors of the militia or any member of
the governor's staff want to exhibit their
trappings in the innrslial procession
marching down Broadway nobody can
have the slightest objection providing
they do so at their own expense. But
the .taxing powers of the stale
should never be abused by such
expensive demonstrations of junketing
militlainon. The state has no j'ight to
tax its citizens excepting for conduct
ing Its governmental affairs and for
purposes that are known to bo intended
In the interest of the slate in advertis
ing its resources abroad and attracting
capital from abroad. The display of
Nebraska militia in New York City can
not be considered a btep in that direc
tion. At the best , two crack companies
of Omaha militia would cut a sorry lig-
uro by the side of the magnificently
equipped regiments and brigades of
New York National Guards and the
military from the old and populous
stales adjacent to Now York.
It is to bo hoped the legislature will
give no countenance to the proposed
scheme of placing our militia on dress
parade abroad. We would not discour
age private citizens or corporations
from contributing liberally towards
such a display of patriotism , but wo ear
nestly remonstrate against selling on
foot the proposed jaunt to the American
metropolis by the Nebraska militia.
The Washington correspondent of the
Chicago jVeu's reports an interview
witli Senator Mandorson in which the
senator said : "With the rest of the Ne
braska delegation , I am urging the
lion. John M. Thurstoii for secretary of
the interior. " If this is true of the Ne
braska delegation in congress , they are
misrepresenting the wishes of a largo
majority of their constituents. The re
publicans of Nebraska would bo greatly
gratilled with the selection of a cabinet
member from this state , but the masses
of the party would not feel at all hon
ored were the attorney ol the Union Pa
cific railroad to be the man. Mr. Thurs-
ton is not a representative Ne
braska republican. His interests
as the champion of the Credit Mobilicr
corporation have always been hostile lo
those of tlie great majority of the party
in this state , whoso demands for justice
at the hands of the great corporation ho
serves ho has persis'tontly opposed , and
whoso efforts to conserve the rights of
the people , he has done all that mortal
man could do to thwart. The course of
John M. Thurston in Nebraska gives
him no single claim to popular confi
dence , and General Harrison could
make no greater mistake than to ele
vate to a cabinet position , and espec
ially to the head of the interior depart
ment , , the always pliant and servile -
vile instrument of the most oppres
sive , defiant and unscrupulous rail
road corporation in this country. The
next administration , in order to com
mand and deserve the confidence of the
country , must bo composed of men whoso
records arc at least free from conspicu
ous and far from reputable olTorts to
defeat the will of the people in the in
terest of corporate power , and Mr.
Thurston is not of this class.
At the head of the interior depart
ment Mr..Thurston would have every
opportunity to servo the corporations ,
and Ills record justifies the presumption
that no would never be found unfriendly ,
to tiny demands they might mtiko upon
him which it was possible for him to
comply with. At any rate tliore
could be'no confidence felt
that that department , with him at its
head , would bo administered with an
aim single to the interests of the people -
plo and the government. Wo do not
believe it to bo in the character of Mr.
Thurston lo rise superior to the condi
tions that have given him political
prominence , and every man who knows
anything of his career wouldoxpcethlm
to continue to serve the power that
made him. So far a General Harrison
is concerned , Mr. Thurston has not the
slightest claim upon him. There is no
reason lo believe that his services in
the campaign made a single vote for
the republican party. They certainly
did not do so in Nebraska ,
and why should they bo supposed to
have done so olsowhoroV
No ono questions the professional
ability of Mr. Thurston , but ho is with
out oxpcrioncu in public afl'nirs , and
this fact of itself should bo sulllcicnt to
exclude him from a cabinet position. If
Senator Mandorson has boon correctly
reported , and Ihoro is no reason to
doubt it , the Nebraska delegation are
misrepresenting the fooling of a ma
jority of the people of the slate , and
especially of the masses of the republi
can party the oppressed producers
whoso interests and welfare Mr. Thurs
ton has persistently antagonized.
General Harrison , who is the most
deeply Interested in the matter of form
ing his cabinet , is in no hurry to ap
pease the solicitude of the politicians ,
lie inlands taking his own time to select -
loct his advisors , and while it is not to
bo supppsed that ho is indiil'oront to all
the advlco ho is receiving , ho must nec
essarily disregard a very considerable
part of it. That ho will not construct u
cabinet with which everybody will bo
pleased is inoro than probable. That
lie cifnnot avoid disappointing some poli
ticians who bolieyu they have superior
claims to consideration iscartain. There
are but sovuu cabinet positions to bo
filled , with the possibility of another being -
ing created before this potigross termi
nates , and there is a great deal of excel
lent material from which to select. The
tnsk is a delicate as well as a difficult
one , but the sound judgment nml discre
tion which the president-elect has thus
far shown gives assurance that ho will
perform it wisely.
There has been one commendable de
cision of General Harrison in connection
with this matter which is believed to
have already had n wholesome Intluonco.
That is that ho will give no countenance
anceto factional disputes. Politi
cians who disturb the harmony
of the republican party , in their off rts
lo advance llioir personal ambition , are
warned that they must hope for no
favors from the next administration. It
will have no use for anybody who does
not plnco the unity and harmony of the
party , as to national affairs , nbovo all
ether considerations. The nnnounco-
mcnt that it will bo the policy of the
ne.\t administration to hold the party
in line is thought to have already had
its inlluonco in Now York , where the
ambition of Mr. Platt was threat
ening a serious factional con
flict , and in California , where
certain solf-soeklng politicians wore
manifesting a disposition to make
trouble if they could not have every
thing their own way. Undoubtedly
General Harrison desires to rccognl/.e
both Now York and the Pacific coast by
giving thorn representation in ills cab
inet'but individuals who stir up slrifo
and discord may depend upon being
ignored. There will be nothing arbi
trary in this. It will simply moan that
the president-elect regards the welfare
of the party us superior to the interests
or ambition of any member of It , and in
this ho will strengthen himself in the
respect and confidence of the masses of
the party.
Governor Hill of Now York was inau
gurated Tuesday , and delivered a mes
sage which contained some matters of
general interest , The governor ap
pears to have the opinions of democrats
generally that there was an exceptional
amount of corruption in the last presi
dential campaign on the republican
side , without which their party might
have been successful. It is not an un
common experience to find the defeated
setting forth any cause but the true ono
to account for discomfiture , and if the
democrats can obtain any con-
fcolalion from the corruption theory
it is their privilege to do so. But all
candid mon believe that ono party was
was quite as guilty as the other of an
improper use of money in the campaign ,
and whether the republicans used a
greater sum than the democrats is ques
tionable. The latter had greater re
sources from which to derive money ,
and they made very thorough use of
them in the closing mouths of the cam
paign. It would bo absurd to suppose
that the largo sums raised from the con
tributions of employes of the govern
ment were used wholly for necessary
campaign expenses.
But it is admitted on all sides that a
great deal of money was corruptly
used in the campaign , and
nobody questions that this is > an
evil , and perhaps a growing ono , in our
political methods that ought to bo re
moved. Possibly that can be accom
plished if democratic leaders like Gov
ernor Hill will act upon their profes
sions. None should know bettor how to
provide against it. The cradle of the
evil is the democratic stronghold of
Now York City. There it has always
been fostered , finding its highest de
velopment under such skillful and
trusted democratic leaders as Tweed.
If any class of politicians should be able
to point out a way to remedy this
serious fault in our polical meth
ods it is the democratic leaders
of New York who were taught
the practice of it in the infancy
of their political experience. But the
difficulty is that they will not act upon
their professions. When overtaken by
defeat they are voluble of promises , but
with victory they are never ready to do
anything. Take the case of Governor
Hill's veto ot the bill passed by the last
Now York legislature providing for a
needed reform in election methods. Its
object was the protection and purity of
the ballot , but its otl'ect would have
been to prevent a great deal of fraud
and corruption in the democratic strong
holds of Now Vork and Brooklyn , and
therefore Governor Hill could see
no virtue in it. The pretended
tended fears of a poli
tician of this kind that our institutions
are in peril from corruption in elec
tions cannot , when viewed in the light
of his record , make a very ( loop impres
sion. Still it may bo hoped that efforts
to free the ballot from all corrupting in
fluences will not bo discontinued , and
the attention which Governor Hill calls
to the matter may not bo wholly with
out good results. It is certainly possi
ble to provide a remedy for the evil ho
deprecates , and all patriolic citizens
will welcome every slop taken in that
direction by whomsoever it may bo
Mr. Bcchol's retirement from the
presidency of the city council is made
the occasion of much bitter and vin
dictive talk , which for the reputation of
Omaha had holler have bo y loft unsaid.
Mr. Bochel was boyond'Tt doubt the
ablofat and mobt efllciont president that
ever wielded the gnvol in the Omaha
council. This is saying a great deal ,
because some very capable mon have
preceded Mr. Bechol in the profeidoncy
of our municipal legislature. Loft to
himself and surrounded by reputa
ble associates in and out of the
council Mr. Bochol could and would
have made himself the most popular
man in Omaha. But in an evil hour he
found himself dojmj-ting from the
course .vhich the best citizenship of
Omaha expected him to follow , A ma
lign influence which has wrecked many
of the ablest and most promising mon
in public lifo literally took possession
of him , and all his good impulses
vainly struggled to assort themselves.
It was not in anger , but in regret , that
In common with some of his warmest
frlonds , TUB Bisu was impullod to re
monstrate and appeal to his bolter self.
There is an adage that "An appeal
from Peter drunk to Peter sober is sel
dom made in vain. " When Mr. Bochol
fully recovers from his temporary cha
grin , has cast offi the evil genius that
has bewitched hi hi during the past
year , and led hfm into paths which are ,
to use the mildest name , very slippery ,
ho will rcali/o that ho has been most
unfortunate in his attachments to per
sons who arc lost to all sense of honor ,
propriety or decency. These * are hard
words , but thoj nro true ns gospel.
Ono of the worst mistakes Mr.
Boohol has made is his closing add 'ess
to the old council. To his credit 1 o It
said ho did not compose It. While this
vicious diatribe cannot bo recalled , wo
deem it proper to suppress it. both for
the snho of Mr. Bochol and the good
name of our cily. The time is not dis
tant when Mr. Bechol will sincerely
regret the mistake ho has inane.
Mr. John L. Webster , the city attor
ney , has just returned from Now York
and ether cities where ho had gene to
inspect the methods adopted for operat
ing cleclrlc street cars. His experi
ences will bo valuable in determining
the question in controversy with the
electric motor line ot our city. It ap
pears that the overhead system is not
permitted In the business sections of
Now York , Boston , Detroit or Alle-
glianey City. Either the conduit or
electric storage battery system is used :
Both of those have proven eminently
successful and much preferable to the
public in this respect in cities than
Ihe overhend system. In view
ot this testimony , it is clear
that there exists no occasion
for overhead motor wires in Omaha.
Our city should bo guided by the ex
ample of the cities of the east , in com
pelling the electric motor company to
lay it wires in an underground conduit
at least in the business section. Such
an order infllcls no hardship on the
motor company. It Is a rule which like
companies in ether cities have cheer
fully obeyed without as much as raising
aquestion. Overhead wlresaro acknowl
edged to bo a constant menace to lifo
and limb and properly in case of flro era
a blizzard. There is therefore no reason
why the Omaha Motor company should
especially bo exempt from proper muni
cipal regulations of this character.
THE people of Dakota have won a
substantial victory in the decision of
Judge Ross , of the territorial supreme
court , who affirmed the right of the
counties of the territory to levy taxes
on railroad lands and to sell the same
where the taxes were not paid. The
principle involved holds good in other
sections of the country than Dakota
whore railroads shirk paying taxes on
tlioir lands. The legislature of our
state could with propriety institute an
inquiry into this subject.
IN 1885 the grand total of legislative
appropriations was ono 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
tax to two million seven hundred and
twenty-two thousand eight hundre.d
and ninety-six dollars and eighty-six
cents over a million dollars increase
in two years for identically the same
slate government.
KANSAS still remains the banner stale
in the matter of railroad construction
despite drought and poor crops for the
past two seasons. During 18S8 six hun
dred miles were laid which is the great
est amount of railroad building for any
one state during the year. California
comes next with five hundred and sixty
miles laid by the remarkable number of
thirty-four different roads.
THERE may be some irregularity in
the election of the city clerk , which
should under the charter bo hold at the
session following the organization of
the council. In order to carry out
strictly this section of the charter the
council should at the next meeting
make a formal election of its clerk by
the requisite majority vote.
THE retiring president of the council
was presented with a solid silver gavel ,
studded witli diamonds and rubies.
This precious Now Year's gift calls to
mind forcibly a passage in the Bible ,
which is attributed to Solomon : "Who
can Hnd a virtuous woman : " Her price
is above rubies. "
SKVEUAT , members of the "busted
council combine" positively decline to
fcorvo on the committees to which they
had been assigned by the president of
the now council. Their conduct re
minds ono of the boy who was losing his
and "wouldn't . "
marbles play no more.
THE of the last legisla
ture furnished positions for ninety-bix
officers and employes nt an outlay of
twenty-two thousand four hundred and
fifty-throe dollars , No vouchers for
"value received" for this enormous
outlay can be made that will biitisfy the
taxpayers. / ! ;
IT took 12-1 oflfcors and employes to
run the stale senate in 1887 , at an expense -
penso of twenty four thousand , nine
hundred and slxty.-flvo dollars and sixty
cunts , which did'Miot include perqui
sites. This is'iHing , but true.
THE last legislature appropriated two
million seven hundred and twenty-two
thousand eight hundred and ninety-six
dollars and oighty-six cents. These
staggering Hguros ought to bo kept in
view of every member of the legislature.
A hack line has boon established botwcon
Pluttsmoutli nnd Orcapolls to run in opposi
tion to the 13. & M. Tlio projectors of the
enterprise do not expect to foroo the railroad
into bankruptcy , but they tire bound to down
the monopoly.
The crowd of railroad lobbyists and oil
room lubricator * at Lincoln furnishes the
basis for the statement in thn Garfluld
County Quuvor that there Is a " ( 'roator
wrong belli ( , ' perpetrated on the people than
they iimiKiuo when corporations can spend
so much money to pro vent just and equitable
railroad legislation. "
The people of Nlobrnra have been untlng
the management of the Manitoba railroad to
build that line through the Niobrara Valley
in Nebraska Hnd hava received tlie following
Blight encouragement iu a lotttr from ono of
the prominent onlclals of the romls "On
plans are not yet completed for future oxlcu
sions. Further survey * will bo made , ntu
Ifvo fiml the Nlobrara Vntloy route fomiblo ,
wo mny early In tbo coming ycnr give vou
80H10 encouragement. "
Complaints coma from many towns in Ne
braska of a grain blockiulo. The latest is
from Strang , where It is reported the
embargo li complete , the elevators having
been obliged to close tlieir doors
until the railroad furnishes cars
to transport the stocki already
on hand. To those who are able to hold their
grain for bettor price * tlmn the o now of
fered it , of course , makes no difference , bill
there nro many who at this tlmo of year musl
Imvo nt least n little money , . .ml to those a
complete lockout. Is the next tiling to dla
The York Times believes It would bo a
"very wise and Just thing to compal the rail
road companies to furnish free trunspiru-
lion for the state board of transportation tint !
their sccroturios. Of course they have
passes now , but these are by the courtesy of
the. companies , nnd If there is tmv such thing
as n . fooling In the matter It oper
ates to the advantage of the companies. It
would also bo onlv fair for the companion to
pay all salaries nnd other oxpcnso connected
with the nialntcnoiico of the board. The >
make the expense necessary and they should
defray it , This Is the law in Iowa , nnd it
should bo so in every state. "
Tlio recommendation of Attorney (
Lccse , that the government foreclose its
mortgage upon the Union 1'uclHo railroad
leads the llowells Journal to remark that
"this road has been accustomed to charge
outrageous rates and to corrupt mem
hers of the legislature , to tbo end that tboi
should not pass laws that would stop their
well orguiii/.oa system of robbery. They
have hud favorites in every town on
their line of road , whom they h.ive made rich
nt the expense of tlieir less fortunate neigh
bors. If they should be treated ns they have
treated others , their nffalr would soon bo
brought to a close. Whether this mode of
procedure would bo of tiny advantage to the
people nt the present tinio is a question ; but
one thing is sure , the producers of Nebraska
Imvo but little sympathy to w.isto on the
Union Pacillc. "
The Ocnnan paper nt Suhuylor has been
revived by Charles Cooper.
A newspaper war has broken out at Har
well , and the opposing papers are throwing
red hot shot at each other.
The Fremont Herald's annual review
edition was n creditable piece of work and
was full of interesting facts and tluu illus
The Nebraska Teacher , an educational
Journal publisned nt Fairbury , has been
purchased by W. T. Howard and Prof.
Hughes and will bo removed to Schuyler. ,
The Norfolk News issued an excellent
edition on Wednesday reviewing the ye.u-'s
growth of that bustling young city , and also
keeping prominently before the readers that
"the Sioux City nnd Ogdcn line is the key to
the situation. "
o -
Overlap- l > pnvor Also.
Denver News.
.Mayor Lee closes the second year of his
administration with some ? GS,000 of illegal
A Surplus of Silence.
Ncu. ' 1'utli 1'tfss.
Silence is golden , and Benjamin Harrison ,
president-elect of the United States , knows
exactly how to manage his surplus.
Hayti , I've no time to fool with you. I've
nn engagement with Germany. Get out of
my way or I'll ' kick you half way to Capo
Horn. Uncle Sam. _ _
IJcjIin I lie Nov Year Hiirht.
J\"cil' Ymtt H'oi Id.
Ill thinking over the sort and number of
"now leaves" to bo turned over at the begin
ning of the new year it is wise to lay in n
supply of the clue of a firm resolution to
stick them down with.
Hoxv KunsiiH City Saw tlio Show.
1'ioiiffr l'icft.
Jane Hading says of Kansas City : "Zo
people are rcech. oy sell ground and kill
ze pecgs. " Hit-lit you are , Jane. It is under
stood that a numbcrof Kansas City residents
sold corner lots nnd bought tickets to the
Coquclin-Hading combination.
A Correction.
> Uiicago News.
A Washington preacher is going on at a
great rate about the inauguration ball which
is to occur next March. lie says that thou
sands of people m peacock costumes will hop
around the hall. Ho is mistaken. Dancers
haven't hopped lor years and years. They
all glidu nowadays. _
1H8 .
ChlMuo Tribune.
Walk in and sit down.
You come nt a most unpleasant tltno
Harrison's cabinet not half made up ,
The Hig Four utill unsatisfied
And kicking up
A most tremendous row about it ,
Tubcott still ut larger
And Hiddlebcrgcr drunk as usual.
Jay Gould's children uach found $100,000
worth of railroad bonds in their Christmas
, lockings.
Mr. Gladstone , It is disclurud. is going to
write a magazine urticlo upon the subject of
the pig , as known loHomrc.
G. U. McClellun , a son of General Me-
Clcllun , has boon appointed an aide-de-camp
on the staff of Governor Hill of Now Yorlc.
KX'Altornoy General Williams , ot Inndnu-
lot fa mo , is among the list of Oregon con
verts gathered into the fold by Evangelist
Secretary Vilas will go back to Wisconsin
to practice law , where ho has a very luera-
tivo business. Ho will also Itoop up his In
terest in politics ,
Kx-Sonator William H. Harnum lias im
proved enough In health to receive Bcvorul
visitors on business , although they aru met
ngatnsti the wishes of his physician.
Uctiben U. Thrall , of Kutlnnd , VI. , is prob
ably the oldest prat-tii'ing lawyer in the
United States. Last Sunday ho passed his
ninety-third birthday. Ills health is still
Mr. Gladstone passed the seventy-ninth an
niversary of his birth under the sunny Hltios
of Italy. The prolesbors of tlio university
at Naples presented tlieir congratulations to
Kmporor William lias stopped hort > o racing
in 1'riissiaon Sundays and holy days , and Kd-
i tor tiliupard will MHJU buspend the running
of stages on Fifth avenue I ho llrst day of the
Sir Frederick Gronfell. in who I * command
of the British lorces in tlio Soudan , is only
forty-seven ye.irs of ago. Ho llrst cauiu Into
promlnoncu during the operations in the
Trunskei in 1S77.TS. Ho served in the ICuftlr
war of 1S7B and in the /ulu campaign of ibTU.
Ho also rendered clloctlva service in the
Hoer war of 1SS1. He Joined the Kfyptian
army in 1SS3 nnd served with it on the fron
tier in lt&5-bO. He. was present nt the battle
of Genlss. Ho has been in actlvo service
for the last ten yo.irn , and Is runlly a man of
much ability as u commander.
The Young Married Folks' Social
club will hold their second party of the
bciibon to-morrow evening ut Goodrich
hall on Siiuiiaoi-d street.
Robert F. Byors denies that ho took
a ring from K , A. Stone without per
mission. Ho claims that it was givun
to him for mifo keeping and that ho has
mturnod it-
TItn T VATfT 4 T11T1 > Pnillf OAtPXt
Another Olmptor iu the History oi
the Last Session's Rnlcl.
Thorn Wni Nearly Ono Kmplnyo to
l-'vcry MiMiihcr , and tlio Money
1'nlil On WimOvor Twen
ty-Two 'I'llUUHIllHl.
Atmtlirr l-Millilt.
In yesterday's IVUP Tun Hr.u made an ex
hibit of the number of employe * of the state
senate of 1S > 7 , giving tlu-lr names , the num
ber of days served nnd the amount of money
drawn by onuh. To-day Is presented a ros
ter of housp emplovos , showing that thorc
was neatly one omploio to e.icli member of
that body , and the total amount of money
paid them by the stnto to be fi' . ' , 153 , as fol
lows :
N. V. Harlan , sneaker , 00 days , $1SO ; Hrad
D. Slaughter , chief clorlt , IfiU dnvs , ffiOO ; T.
M. Cook , llrst asHistant , 150 days , $000 ; G.
\V. Ncwnu'V'T , second assistant , ISO days ,
MH2 ; Webb Wheeler , third assistant , IU
days , M.'iO ; draco Slaughter , fourth assist
ant , ' .17 dnvs , $ W ; C. U N'nlcMitlni' , assistant ,
1 ? { days , ? \ ; Kniina .1. Ayres , stenographer
nml typewriter , bl days , $3IM ; I N.
Thompson , sorgcanunt nruis , lO.'i days , $313
K. K. Derail , assistant , 10. > days , $ ,115 ;
Peter Van Fleet , chaplain , SO days , fioS ;
Kate Doyle , postiniMi-ess , 110 days , ftlS : ;
Xora Matthews , assistant , 1M days , J'ji7 ; ; H.
P. Uniting , doorkeeper , 10,1 da.\s , $315 ;
Thomas 11 , Ho-icli , llrst assistant , tliTi days ,
MIS ; .Inniw H. M. Hrlght , second assistant ,
10. " ) days , SII5 ; Antoinette Worlhen , enroll
ing dork , 10S days , W21 ; Janet McDonnld ,
engrossing clerk , 103 days , S.'WI ; Phclps
Paine , W days , ; U. U. Hoslow , clurkcom-
milieu accounts and expenditures , i'O ' days ,
$270 ! K. Ij. Ely , clerk railroad committee ,
1U days , 8 I2 ; W. . 1. Houston , clerk public
lands nml lmlldlng committee , SO days , fill ) ;
E. M. ( Jnrrell , clerk public printing commtl-
tee , SO days , ? 'JIO ; H. M. HushnoU , elork
claims rommitloi' . 80 days , $240 ; C. W. Mi1-
Ctino , cleric penitentiary committee , US days ,
$11-1 ; John A. Mi-Murphy , clerk judiciary
commitU'o , 73 days , &M < ; George Williams ,
clerk deaf and dumb and blind asylum com
mittee , 52 days , * 15l ( ; A. h. Hlxby ,
clerk miscellaneous subjects commit
tee , -II davs , fl.'W ; P. F. Sproohor ,
olcrk privileges nnd olcctlons committee , ICO
( lavs , $ KH ; George Dean , clerk corporal ion
committee , s7days , { 2'tl ; A. M. Henry , clerk
revenue and taxation committee , 7'J days ,
f 237 ; C. 15. King , clerk labor committee , U7
days , f'J')7S. ' ) ; D. Knlen , clerk common schools
committee , 52 days , 9150 ; John Mills , clerk
U. and N. S. committee , 'Jl days , $273 ; .1.
Milton Spiocc , clerk O. and G. IJ. committee ,
Hi days , J.iiS ; ; E. M. Short , clerk K. and H ,
committee , 45 days , S1U5 ; Charles W. White ,
work cities and towns committee , 7U days
The following wore clerks of the commit
tee on engrossing nnd enrolling bills , being
twenty-four in number : George Ashbnrn , 07
days , . $201 ; Jennie Brigirs , 70 days , W10 ; O.
D. H.irnes 07 days , $201 ; S. Uentloy , Oil days ,
? 24)7 ) ; F. L. Harbour , 07 days , $201 : Emma L
Chester , (111 ( days , $207 ; May Crawford , IV.1
days , ? J07 ; Gertrude Cutler , 07 days ,
SJOl ; Hettio Cromwell. 09 days , $207 ;
H. M. Chapin , 00 days. $103 ;
Mary Dixon , 07 days , $201 ; Emma Given , 07
days , $201 ; Anna Hawkins , 0 ! ) days , $207 ;
Elsie Ichs 07 days , * 201. Cora McOnng , O'J '
days , .J207 ; Ida Marsh. 07 days , $201 ; Estollo
Miller , 00 days , S1U3 ; Lillian Pollock.tW days ,
$207 ; Stella Joromu Pr.igor , 07 days , $201 ;
Kos.-i lied path , O'J ' davs , $207 ;
Florence Kichardson , 07 days , $201 ;
Ella Thormrato , 03 days. $1115 ;
W. L. Wells , 03 days , ? J'J1 ; G. E. Whitman ,
25 days , ? 7. > .
Harry G. Hoggen , bill clerk , 83J days ,
? 250 ; W. A. lienni , assistant , 10 days , $ -S ! ;
H. S. Curlo.v , assistant , 02 days , flbO ; Mar-
cell Jay , bill messenger , 100 iluyn , 3-lbO ; Jcn-
nio L. Cnrnciiter , clerk to secretary of stale ,
S3 days , $2111.
There were pages as follows : Frank Al-
lev , S7 days , $ li0.fiO ! ; Edward Hutler , 511 days ,
S71l.50W. ; U. LJeam , 31 days , Wl ; Frank
Cowdrey , 01 days , $91.50 ; Julin Fuller , b7
days , $130.50 ; Willie Harrison , 00 days , * U ( >
Johnnie Malhiesen , 51 days , $ S1 ; William
Maghcr , CO days , $1)0 ) ; Hertic McKee , SO days ,
$120 ; James Pnrcoll. St days , f 121.50 ; Doll
Hoot , b7 days , $130.50 ; Robert Slovens , 87
days , $130.50 ; Laura Tryon , 87 days , $130.50.
A. L. Fail-brother , proof reader ,
113 days , $330 ; F. W , Kussoll ,
copy-holder , l.'Jb days , 111 ; II. 1) . Hondricks ,
mail carrier , 103 days , $309 ; Mat lirochen ,
assistant , SO days , $240.
Thoio wore janitors and assistant janitors
ns follows : D. 1. Cook , 105 days , WI5 ; Daniel
Crousu , 107 da.ys , $321 ; I. H. Croloy , 95
" " " " "
Henry Mnstormati , 105'days , $3i5.
J. C. Edwards , custodian committee room ,
53 days , $1,7.1 ; H. M. Lytlc. custodian cloak
room , 105 days , $315 ; M. W. Richards , llru-
unin , 71 , % days , $215 ; Emanuel Seaholm , as
sistant , 87 days , $2111 ; Joseph Blackburn ,
watchman , 87 days , $201.
The list given embraces ninety-six ofllcors
and employes.
John Scott , of Lyons , hopes to revolution-
7.0 the world and make his everlasting for-
, uno with a p.mcako griddle which hu has
Two farmers near Long Grove put in
Christmas day plowing and danced all night.
I'ho glorious climate unnoled them to attend
to business before plcasuso ,
Tlio Davenport Tribiino says b Is gratify-
tig to know that Mr. Owartzondrubbcrramo
ill the way from Lincoln , Nob. , to attend tlio
lemmm's convention. His name was brought
on a special car.
The improved American hog will bo ably
ind largely represented nt Cadar Hapids
lanuary 10 find 17. The American
Cliina record company will hold Its twelfth
iiinunl mooting there.
Kooknk is evidently very spicy , with its
arioly of lifo. The other night there wab a
Christmas tree , n dance , n death , a drunken
nan and a of poker within nn ure.i of
wo blocks. Such is lifo In u city where
mnarms sell at 10 cents a do/.en.
Clinton claims the champion woodsawycr ,
n the pur.ion of Daniel Johnson , who has
upportcd himself for years by sawing and
> iliiig wood. During the thirty years ho hut
icon engaged at this vocation ho bus BUVCI !
,000 cords of hard wood , which would mulco
i pile four foot high around the city of Clm-
on. In addition to this hu has bplit nnd piled
> , l)00 ) loads of plno wood.
Talking about mild winters , Henry Hell-
jcrg tolls the Anamosn Journal that ho "rcc-
llects similar wo.ither in Ih.'ji ) , the yuar Fro-
nont ran for the presidency. Ho was living
n D.wonport at the time. A jubilation moot'
ng was hold in Ducombor by the democrats
n ratify tlie election of iliiohaimn , and Mr.
lollborgsays tlio crowd gathered in the
onrt yard and sat around on the grass
vhluh was still green at this late day m the
car , "
Til 1-3 OWJKT.S.
I'nllctl SI n I us.
Ill tup United States court yesterday morn-
ng Judno Dundy tendered a decision in the
use of Peter Doyo vs Otoo coiinlv , u suit on
county bonds. It U based upon several
wnds issued by Otoo county ngKroga tlngllio
urn of 1-1,000. Tlio bonds wort ; originally Is-
uec to the Midland Pacillu railroad corn-
any. They bear the ditu of April 1 , Ibii-j ,
mil matured April 1 , iv > s. They were
ssued by the county commissioner * ,
I tor u votu of thu people souined
o authorize tlio IB.IUO They are placed on
lie market by thu Midland company , and
vent mostly into tlio handH of innocent
loldurs. The rightful authority for issuing
huso bonds was soon qnestiaued , and thu
oglslaturu iiit rpiael ; fur the purpose of
allduting ihmn. This wan done by an act
msHud In iMi'J. Howuvur to givu lifa und
nlldtty to IhcHO bondH , It was necessary to
iivu ihnm registered. Thin was not done ,
'he supreme court hold the bonds voidand ru-
used to muuthu mandamus prayud for by Uio
county. After all this the plaintiff offered
U > Hunender lo thu county thosu refunding
londi * declared to bo void , and demand thu
' t'irn ' of thu valid ono ho hud delivered to
hu county in u.xchunge for the worthless ro
fundlntrbOniK Ills demnnd wns not com
piled with , nor would Uio county pay the
money alleged to bo duo on tlio valid bonds.
If the legislature has the constitutloiml
right to validate those bonds , il did so. Tlio
coutt further held Unit the plaliillft
Is in n position to sue nnd ninin-
lain suit on those bonds. The
supreme court had this same question before
It , nml the rlphtlo maintain the stilt wan tip-
held. The views hero expressed entitle the
plaintiff to a Judgment for the amount
claimed , nnd Judgment will accordingly bo
entered on the plaintiff llling with the court
Uio refunding bonds iu his possession hereby
hold lo be Invalid. i
A. Maslurman wns arrested
afternoon for falling lo nppoar before . . ,
I'nitod Status court after having been dul. ,
snbpa'iied. Ho will bo sentenced this morn
The ejectment case of Mrs. Moore agalint
( lie Union Pnclllo railroad was before .luilgo
1 linidy nnd u Jury yoslerdnv afternoon The
suit Is to obtain possession of lot 8 , block 100 ,
city of Omaha , valued nt tr > , OJO.
Flvo Moro ItuHutiMl.
John Murphy , James H , Gust us , David
McClovo , Frank W. Solon nnd Thomas
Crosby , clerics nud Judges ot thu Into election
In the Second and Third wards , indicted
Monday by the United States Jary for neg.
Icollng their duty as such Judges and clerk * ,
wore urrcsted yesterday morning They
Aicroarraicncd belure . 'udge ' Oiindy nnd were
placed under $1,500 bomU each , which they
Courl xvill bo held In the respective
counties forming thin Judicial district , during
the year of IS ' .i us follows :
Douglas county February 11 , May in , Sep
tember iU.
Washington county April 1 , Septem
ber 10.
Hurt county April 15 , September no.
Sarpy county April ail , October Ul.
ilustlcR Morrison' * Cinirl.
It is not often that u charitable institution
comes Into court as n plaintiff , bill there in : i
case of this kind on the doekcl of Justice
Morrison. According to the bill of complaint ,
a man named Hielmrd Slovens , pluocd a sick
child in the c.ira of the Child's hospital , and
promised to p.iy all expenses. H was kept
nnd taken cnro of from August 'J to October
S , and then StovotiH refused to settle , lie is
now being sued for Uio amount.
Charles Summer sued Itlnnch and Luv
Wilson for fl'J In Juslleo Morrison's court
for a grocery lilll.
W , .1. Crowley slood off Frank McKcnrio
for SOS worth of board. Juslleo Morrison
will see lhat , Uio amount is paid , if II I * really
\nd now that the Chilians talk of "assimi
lating" Peru. The Peruvians object , but it
is well known that their ( Peruvian ) bark is
worse than their bile. Chicago Globe.
H is curronlly reported that Honolulu has
more telephones in proportion to Uio populu
lion than any other city. Why not rc-christcu
"I "Honolulu ! " SI. Paul Pioneer Press.
Ono of Augusta's embryo presidents re
cently convulsed his teacher by delining a
volcano us "tho Interior of the earth thrown
out through the side of u mountain. Augusta
( Mo. ) Journal.
Not Prepared. First Dakota citizen
"Mill , lot's huvo a game of poker. " Second
Dakota citizen ' 'Not now. " "Justa friendly
game , old follow. " "Can't do it , I ain't got
ny revolver with uio. " Draku's Magazine.
"Girls are no good , anyway , " Haiti lltllo
" ain't . " "How's
Tohnny ; "they got any sense.
that' " naked Murritt. "Hocauso , " was the
reasonable reply , "as soon as their Htoekings
otbig enough lo hold n lot of things they
stop hanging them up. " Jufigc
"Why do you call Unit compositor "Slug
Eleven , " asked the now copyholder of the
irootreador. ' 'llocauso nlevcn Is his num-
tor , nnd I hope that some day snmo one will
sing him , " snapped the proof reader ns ho
sent away a proofslip that looked like a
Jhincso war may. San Francibco ISxamhicr.
tVhcn litllo Claude was naughty once ,
At luncheon time and said
Ho'd not "Thank " to
say .von" mamma ,
Shu made him go to bed ,
And cover up and stay two hours ;
So when the clock struck two ,
Then Claude said , "Thank you , Mr. Clock ,
I'm ' much obliged to you I"
James Whltcomb Kiley.
A man can hire a house in Japan , Keep twt
servants and live on the fat ot the land , nil
for n little ever 20 a month.
There is a good Held for missionaries at
Tuscnmbiu , Miller comity , Mo. , where there
has uot boon a church building of any kind
in forty years.
A Michigan woman practiced with a ro-
vulvor until she could hit a suspender button
nt eight paces. Thou there camon burglar
into the house uariy one morning , nnd she
sent a bullet pinging through her husband's
left ear.
Crows have become so abundant in Maine
that it is estimated they cost the stale $100-
000 a year in corn , potatoes , young chickens ,
fruit , grain , nud the like. The next legisla
ture will bo asked to pass a law giving a
bounty of 10 cents for every dead crow.
Twenty-seven years ngo an acorn lodged
somehow in the mortar or between the
stonus of an Ohio court house .spiro , took
root , and sent out nn oak shoot. To-day n
miniature oak grows on the spire , eighty foot
from the ground. It draw.s life from the
comcnl , the "skin of the rock , " and the nir ,
but principally from the air , us there is very
little cement in the splro.
Alexander James und Kdith Smyth , of
Alphart'tta , Ga. . wont to Sipuro Ludridgo's
ofllco to got married. While they waited for
the squire to hunt up the book containing the
formula Alexander asked to lie oxeuscd a
moment , and , hurrying out , mounted n horse
and rode furiously away. As hu WIIH leaving
the room hu whispered to the groomsman
that ho was ashamed to get married buforo
so many | > crsons. The groomsman told the
bride , who promptly tmid , : "You helped to
bring mu here , und now you must tuko his
place , " The young man aald ho wiis willing ,
nnd the ceremony was performed. At its
conclusion the bride said : "When 1 make
up my mind to do anything I never lot any
thing stand in its way. "
During the 18bb Ihoro were 12,607
cases disposed of in Uio police court.
Tlio fines and costs colluded in the police
court during isss amounted tof3loi'j.50. :
The assessments for Douglas county for
HSS amounts to ? 555,5r5 8'J ngaInstIOVJJ5.lS
for \H1 \ , an increase of J7lUiil.7l.
The assessed valuation of Donglascounty'u
i ealty is f2l,7lS07 ( 71 , an incro.iso of $ .5,155-
000.30 ever that of 1K87.
The total amount of taxes collected In
IJouglas ojuiity during lisSS was $111Ob' ' ) ( M ,
out of an .issesHinunl of $ | SQ'i.lS | ) , leaving a
delinquent list of bill $30,218.25.
Catarrhal Bangers.
To bo fruud from Ihu iluiiKora ot Hiilt'oi utlon
while lyinn down ; to breath'- freely , Hlci-p
soundly und undlbtutbjd ; t'j ' rise rofrvHlioil ,
head clear , brain active imd fiuu from pain or
aclio ; lo klunv that no polxonoas , pntild mutter
ilulllei thu hroain nnd rots uw.ty tlie dollcnto
inudilnory of Hinoll. tastu .ind hearing : to fed
thul the fiystmn doi > not , thronuh Itn volnn nml
nrlfnuH , HIICK up the polnon Unit l.s euro to un-
tli-rmlno nnd dr.stroy. Is indcoclu bliixHlng bo-
yon 1 all other hiimiin iijn > iiii-nt < i. To parclma
Imcuiinlty from .inch a fuio should ho the ob
jnct of all allll'Icil. ' Jlut tnosu who Imvo trloil
many ivmotile * anil pliyoli'laui despair of rulk-C
or euro.
h\Nriiiiii'H HUIICAI , C'UIIK meets ( trrrr ph'tsu
of Cut.irrli , from n simple ht'itd cold to the mont
Jo.iUiu.soimi anil duhtni'tlvo singes. It IK local
itnil eoiibtltmloiml. Instant II. rellevliur , por-
mum-in In curing , nafc , i-couomloul und iiover-
{ UvHwii'N JUwrAl.f'iMtKconslt.t of ono but-
BOI.VKNT , und ono UiruovKii I.MIAI.KII , ull
wrapped In ono puckuuv. with IreatUo and al-
rectlmiH. nml told by ull ilmgrfUtH for IU ) .
Achliu ; 8lcloi nnd Hack , Hip , Kldnpy
and IIUnlnol'Hlns , Ithimnmtlc. Bclutlo ,
uralBlo , Hliurp nnd Klioollni ! i'ulns ,
, ' . ; . : IN ONK MiMffi ! by tlio ruri
CIJIIA M'H'Aif. PI.AMKII. Thu llfht uud only
untn.klllliiK planter. A perfect , liiHtaiuunoouH.
nov r-falllm'Hnlldoto Uip'il .liillanimiitlon nnd
wealcnuH * . liKpoolully iiduptnJ to relluvu funiiilrt
pains und Wtfuliiiunajs. At nil d.-uxslnts. 5
runtH : or of I'OTTKII Dni'o ' AMI Client u > Co. ,
I too UIi.