Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 06, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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Is BillliitfK trying to iniioculuto the
momboro of the legislature with soft
Too MANY stitches nro being lost in
the rent between the master and jour
neymen tailors.
AFTKH n , four years' ride the solid
south will now luvvo plenty of time to
mend its saddle.
THE sentiment of the senate is in
favor of a short extra session of not
more than two weeks. The public will
subscribe to the sentiment.
AN alarming silence envelops the
Canadian press and public. The tran
sition from Bayard to Blaine has had a
wholesome olTect on the queen's ter
that the valued policy insurance
bill has become a law , the local agents
will exercise that care in writing poli
cies which they have shown in paying1
WITH Wnnnamaker at the head of the
postofllco department , the misfits nnd
liand-mo-downs which now disgrace the
mail Borvico , will be cast off and their
places filled with a trained corps of the
latest pattern.
THK mission of the state university is
higher education. The industrial col
lege had fourteen students during the
Inat biennial period and cost $ -10,000.
The mission is petting there at a rate
altogether too fast.
VlUOlNiA is not suffering , from a
scarcity of governors. Only three of
ficials took thp oath of ofllco Tuesday.
The inclemency of the weather doubtless
prevented other aspirants from indulg
ing in a constitutional swear.
TiiuiiSTON' not in the cabinet , but
ho has the supreme satisfaction of know
ing that the bar room in the Columbus
tavern , which has been named after
him , was opened to the public on the
day on which Ilarrisou was inaugurated
distinguished party services shall bo
duly considered in the distribution of
olllcos. This will malco the Omaha
Plug Hut brigade available for a slice
of the spoils after the mounted troops
nro served.
THKKIS is no need of the city council
Bonding out an expedition to discover
the street commissioner. As soon as
the appropriation ordinance IB passed
ho can bo found at the court house
drawing his salary with the case and as-
euranco of a sinecure.
Tnis British press is not particularly
enthusiastic over President Harrison's
Inaugural address. This is unfortunate.
Who organs and emissaries of John Bull
fljorfonnod such valiant service in
Cleveland's behalf thai Harrison should
fcavo recognized and applauded Jhoir
next to William A. Paxton has done
more to build up Omaha than any other
of our great capitalists , is very much
alarmed over the prospect that the
amended charter will prevent Jim
Crolghton from obstructing and bossing
the coiibtruction of the city hall. Hence ,
Mr. Morrissoy'a howl lk 'S'n'outrngo. "
JAMKS C. FLOOD , ono of the big four
of California , who died recently In Eu
rope , loft an estate valued at four mil
lion dollars to bo divided between his
wife and two children. The bulk of the
fortune was wrung from the poor who
invested their moans in the wildcat
mines operated by Flood and his part
ners. As promoters of poverty and
suicide they hud few equals < in modern
THK Burlington road comes to
Onuihu's rescue with a grain tariff to
Duluth equal to that charged for Chicago
cage shipments. The determination of
the Chicago board of trade cllaue to
grade down Nebraska corn and discrim
inate against the products of the trans-
MlMOtiri region , should bo promptly
and vigorounly nutated. With St.
Ixjuls on the Kouth and Duluth on the
north the producers of the west are
fairly Indopoudotit of tlio greedy
2/uUriiluu > ( j r/f Chicago. ' .
Until within the last twenty years it
rar.oly that.a president selected for
a cabinet position a man who had not a
national reputation in politics. Down
to the ndministration of General Grant
it was tbe unwritten law to constitute
the cabinet of representative party
leaders , distinguished for thoirpolitlcal
services , nnd well known to the country.
Hut since that time a number of men
have obtained their first political intro
ductions to the nation through appoint *
incut to the cabinet , gaining at ono
bound a prominence which to their pre
decessors was the reward of ycais Of
political activity and party service.
The cabinet of President Harrison is a
conspicuous example of the departure
from the old rule , containing as It docs
live members who have boon almost un
known beyond &tnto or local politic. " .
It may , however , prove to bo an ad
vantage that the cabinet is not coin-
po cd entirely of political loaders with
an army of followers to reward. The
country may reasonably expect a moro
careful nnd moro honest administration
of public affairs from men who have few
political debts to pay , and who will bo
content with honors in po osslon , than
from politicians burdened with obliga
tions and aspiring to higher honors.
The selection of Mr. Blaine as secre
tary ot state was very generally recog-
nl/.cd ni an inevitable result of republi
can success. It was universally con
ceded that ho had contributed moro
largely than any other man to that re
sult , and it would have been extraordi
nary ingratitude not to have tendered
him the first place in the cabinet.
There Is every reason to believe that
President Harrison not only fully appre
ciated his obligation in this respect ,
but that ho most heartily desired to con
nect Mr. Blaine with his administration.
The apprehension that existed eight
years ago of possible dan
gers nnd complications from the
conduct of our foreign relations under
Mr. Blaine do not prevail now to any
extent. The country has reached the
conviction that a firmer and moro dig
nified foreign policy is needed , and it
looks for this from the now administra
tion without any fear of serious cense
quences. A calm , just and considerate
insistence upon our international rights
should not imperil our peace , but oven
at the hazard of doing so wo cannot af
ford to abandon our rights. Mr. Blaine
can bo trusted to conserve those under
all circumstances , and ho will have op
portunities to round out his public ca
reer with honor to his country and to
Mr. Windom was not the first choice
of President Harrison for secretary of
the treasury , but after Senator Alli&on
declined the position ho was urged as
the most available man to represent the
west in the financial department of the
government. His capacity and fitness
had been recognized by Garfiuld , him
self ono of the best informed men in the
country on financial affairs , and during
the brief time that Mr. Windom was
at the head of the treasury he
justified the confidence that had
been reposed in him. He will
undoubtedly administar the finances
of the government carefully , conserva
tively , and with reference to the best
interests of the country , pursuing us
nearly as circumstances will allow the
lines of his republican predecessors.
There is no department of the gov
ernment moro important than the in
terior , and the selection of General
Noble , of Missouri , for that position is
likely to prove eminently judicious.
Ho is said to boa very thorough lawyer ,
and an honest , resolute , courageous man.
All of these qualifications are needed
in the head of this department. From
what is said of the new secre
tary of the interior the country
may reasonably , hope for a great
improvement in the administration of
that department.
Ex-Governor Proctor , of Vermont ,
brings as much intelligence of military
affairs to the administration of the war
department as was possessed by his pre
decessor , and may bo expected , to give
moro careful attention to its duties ,
while avoiding innovations which only
servo to create contentions without ad
vancing the good of the service.
The navy department lias grown in im
portance and will continue to grow. The
now administration is committed to the
policy already entered upon of building
up a navy that can bo relied upon for na
tional defense , and the next congress
will undoubtedly provide grweroualy for
this purpose. The now secretary of the
navy , General Tracy , of Now York , is
undoubtedly in full sympathy with this
policy and may , bo expected to apply
himself actively and intelligently in
carrying it out. The selection of Gen
eral Tracy Is understood to have been a
compromise of the factional controversy
in that state which made the choice of
either Miller or Plait inexpedient , and
it will doubtless provo to have been a
fortunate selection.
The podtoiuco department requires
a man of practical experience ,
used to business details and Mr.
John Wnunamakor is such a man. Ho
should bo able to put this department
on a thorough business basis and greatly
improve the service.
The appointment of W. II. II. Mil
ler , for ton years the law part
ner of President Harrison , as attor
ney general , attests the confidence
of the president in his legal ability ,
and no better commend
him to the public confidence could bo
asked. Kx-Govornor Husk of Wiscon
sin will bo entirely 'acceptable to the
farmers of the country as secretary of
the now department of agriculture , ho
being a practical farmer and thoroughly
familial1 with the wants and require
ments of the agricultural interest.
The appropriation bills for the cur
rent expenses of Btnto government ,
which are now being discussed by the
house , embody moro extravagance and
more jobbery than anything that has
been presented in appropriation billa
within the past ton years. Nobody
wants the legislature to bo mean and
atingy in dealing > vlth btato olllcors and
the various benevolent institutions , but
Ihu tax payers of Nebraska have a right
to expect Vhut the legislature will not
countenance barcfiiQod lmp.qsi.Uon and
grabs that are no bettor than downright
Take for instance house roll No. 183 ,
nnd wo find that the insane
hospital at Llitcoln expects to consume
twenty thousand dollars' worth of coal
during the next two years , and twelve
thousand dollars nro asked to pay for
heating and lighting the capltol. This
is fully double what it should'cost for
supplying the hospital and state house
with fuel and light.
livery state officer wants from throe
hundred to five hundred dollars appro-
printed for telegraph and telephone
expenses. What excuse is there for
squandering several thousand dollars
for telephones in the state house when
one telephone in each story is ample for
all purposes ? Why should the state
superintendent of public instruction re
ceive one thousand dollars for attending
institutes and travelling expenses , in
view of the fact that ho has passes over
all railroads , and in nine cases out ot
ten is the guest of private parties whoa
attending institutes'1
Why should the legislature bo asked
to vote oijrht hundred dollars for fur
nishing and repairing the governor's
ofllco , when his ofllco has just been fur
nished and thorc is nothing to repair in
a now building ? If this furniture for
which appropriations are asked in
nearly every state olllco has already
been bought , by what authority hnvo
the officers made the purchase in ad
vance of an appropriation ? If it is
bought on credit , it stands to. reason
that the state will have to pay three
What is true of the extravagance in
appropriation bills for the btalo house ,
is doubly so forother institutions. Here
tofore legislatures have appropriated
from live hundred to fifteen hundred
dollars at every session for musical lu-
atruinonls at the insane hospital , nnd
these instruments have been either
used for kindling or carted away by the
different superintendents. Now they for sixteen hundred dollars for
"amusements , " instead of pianos and
organs. What kind of amusements do
the insane got for the sixteen hundred
dollars ? Then wo note that the super
intendent of the asylum wants fourteen
hundred dollars for farm improvements
and Implements. Also five thousand
dollars for a green house. And a cool
thirty-five thousand dollars for sundry
improvements in the building ! Wo
venture to say that the asylum will not
raise five thousand dollars worth of gar
den truck and fourteen liundrnd dollars
worth of farm produce in the next ton
The state had better sell all the land
around tno asylum than to squander
this money upon it every year.
The state reform school and peni
tentiary come in for their share of rob
bery and jobbery. The Kearney insti
tution modestly asks only fifteen hun
dred dollars for out-houses. Fifty dollars
lars will build all they need. The con
tractor of the penitentiary wants the
state to spend fifteen thousand dollars
on the sewer and several thousand dollars
lars in other improvements. The peni
tentiary contract is n bonanza. The
state pays about sixty thousand dollars
a year for the board of the convicts ,
gives the contractor the use of their
labor and the unrestricted use of the
costly buildings and work shops con
nected with the penitentiary. The
state is under no obligation whatever
to build sewers or aaucducls , or to make
any other improvements for the benefit
of the contractor.
These ar only a few points. The
legislature should thoroughly sift these
bills three or four times before'they
finally pass.
The concerted ding-dong which has
been sounded in double-leaded columns
by the Jefferson square gang through
the Omaha combine is a falsa alarm.
The pretended discovery of a "nigger
in the wood-pile" of the amended
charter is a distortion and deception.
There has been no clause inserted in
the now charter to curtail the legiti
mate functions of the board of public
works. But there is a provision that
will prevent Jim Creighton , through
his catspaws , John B. Furay and
St. A. D. Balcombo , from ob
structing nnd delaying the erec
tion of the city hull building.
These men have done everything they
could up to this time to thwart the ex
pressed will of the people.
The fact- that they had provisions inserted -
sorted in the charter before it loft
Omaha that would have given them ab
solute and unchecked control of nearly ,
all appointments and contracts shows
their anxiety to grasp and monopolize
the city government nnd establish a
close corporation in Omaha in whloh
they would piny the dictator.
' The provisions in the charter , inserted
by the house , which place the
otty hall building and the jail
under the control nnd supervision of the
mayor , council and architect , are emi
nently proper. Prudence and common
sense dictates that the city hall build
ing should not he placed under the con
trol of men who are inimical to the con
struction of the building where it has
been located ,
And nobody will contend that either
Balcombo or Furay arc in any way qual
ified to control a public building.
Neither of them has had any exper
ience in construction and nil they would
likely do if they had control of the city
hall building is to interpose all torts of
obstructions to the erection of n
creditable and substantial building
which the citizens of Omaha have de
creed shall bo expedited as rapidly as
If the provisions embodied In the
fharlor with regard to the paving be
tween street cm- tracks had been offered
to the ctiblo and norse car companies as
a condition precedent to tha passage of
the consolidation bill , they would huvo
been only too glad to jump at the
chance and not a word would have been
Bald about the hardship imposed by the
paving clause. But now that the bill Id
u law , they Int-lnt not only upon getting
valuable franchisns without cost , but
want to have greater privileges than
streetcar I'nes in other largo cities that
puy part of their earnings Into the mu
nicipal treasuries for tliolr right of way
and franchise ! lu the city ot Cleveland
moro than ten yfcufahgoScoviUo avenue
was pared from curb to curb will
granite by n street car company as pay
ment for the rifjllt of way. Omaha has
been moro lllMiral.Jtoward her stroo
car lines , but wo cannot .comprehend
why they shouldJ > o given Iho earth.
WITH the prospects ot nearly a mil
lion dollars coming into the hands ol
the slate treasurer Avithin a short time
from payments alvcirtly dub for the sale
of school lands , and with the uninvested
balance In his hands , the legislature
cannot fail to head the necessity of pass
ing the law to Invest the permanent
school fund in the registered bonds o
the school districts. The treasurer o
Nebraska enjoys a sinecure. His in
come from loaning money to various
banks in the state is not short of twenty-
five thousand dollars. What it will ho
if ho Is to have at his disposal an unin
vested balance of a million or moro can
only bo imagined. lie will bo a bottoi
paid public servant than the , prosidon
of the United Slates , or of any railroni
company , and the state of Nobraski
will bo a loser by so much. Such a con
dition is not alonu an anomaly , it is a
menace to the bust interests of the state
The underhand power of the banks In
politics will bo redoubled. The state
treasurer will become the great bone ol
contention , and that olllcor will bo u
mere tool in the hands of the syndicate
which will elect him. There can bo no
excuse for the legislature to shirk its
duty in warding off the evil. The mo
nopoly over the people's money onjoyei
by the treasurer and his "pot" banks o
the state must bo broken.
the great corporations states the
situation in a nutshell. lie says :
"If our great corporations would
mo scrupulously observe their legal
limitations and duties they would
have less cause to complain ol
'unlawful limitation' of their , rights
or violent interference with their oper
ations. " Truer words
were never ut
tered by a public ollleial. The corpora
tions ot the country are alone to blame
for the widespread determination of the
people to curb their power and restrain
their avarice. Instead of acting as com
mon carriers and dealing justly with
produces' nnd consumer , they sought to
become the guardians of the public , to
make and unmake their laws , to build
up or ruin communities as the whims ot
the managers dictated , nnd coerce the
ballots of frecmcii. It was natural that
the people rebelled against such monarchial -
archial power. rSelf-prcsorvation de
manded it. The railroads must deal
fairly with the people , then the people
will cheerfully reciprocate. Until that
happy mean is reached , agitation and
regulation will go on with ceaseless
vigor. '
Tine meeting at/St.JLouis of the re
cent convention comjiosdil of leading
business men of the country , for the
purpose of agitating national bank
ruptcy law , was ot very encouraging.
The feeling 'predominated ' that such a
law was not desired , owing to the diffi
culties of framing a measure satisfac
tory to debtor and creditor alike. The
trouble appears to be that the creditor
class is altogether too suspicious that
in the event of the passage of a national
bankruptcy act the law will go too far
in protecting the debtor. This was the
prime objection to the Lowell bill
brought up for discussion at the con
vention , which provided among its
terms that the burden of proof in case
of fraud be thrown on the creditor.
Nevertheless , it cannot be denied that
a national bankruptcy law is a necessity.
Tha very fact that leading merchants
have taken up the subject goes to provo
that they are not altogether satisfied
with the present condition of conflicting
bankruptcy laws.
THK report that the Union Pacific has
perfected arrangements to build from
Salt Lake to southern California indi
cates that the company is not in such nn
alarming condition of poverty as the
officers would have the public believe.
The proposed road has boon under con
sideration for years. It has been sur
veyed several times and found to bo ono
of the easiest and cheapest routes
throihgh the mountains. It penetrates
the richest agricultural section in
Utah , fringed with mountains rich in
gold , silver , copper , iron and coal. The
mineral wealth of the region is im
mense. It has never been thoroughly
prospected , and but little effort has been
made , owing : to Mormon supremacy , to
develop it. The construction of the
rend will bring it into immpdlato prom
inence and settlers will follow rapidtyt
The southern terminus of the road will
bo San Diego. Los Angeles will bo a
\vny station.
TlIK mercenaries who mutilated the
Omaha charter bill two years ago are
again at their nefarious work in Lin
coln. Every time the people attempt teen
on largo and improve the law to moot
the growing demands of the city , they
nro harnissod undbulked by contractors
nnd strikers , whose solo aim and object
I fcto rob the tn.xpii'yer $ . There is great
danger that the present charier bill ,
which has passed the house , will bo mu-
tilntcd beyond rccogriltlon in the BOII-
uto. If any amendments are permitted ,
especially in thu interest of contractors
and corporations , thc futo of the meas
ure cannot bo foreshadowed. The
Douglas county wMintord should unlto
nnd force the bill1 to passage without
material change ; The danger HOB in
returning it to tluiJiouso for agreement.
the decision of the supreme
court that a stenographer Is not a clerk ,
in the legal meuillng of that term , a
munia for employing short-hand girls
ind long-hand boys , has set in among
our public officials. The city clerk 1ms
already boon voted a stenographer by
the council , and now the board of edu
cation -proposes to employ u steno
grapher for special teachers nnd
secretary. The next thinsr wo expect
to see is that each councilman and
every member of thu hoard of education
will have an attachment in thu hhnpu
of n very handsome girl stenographer.
Tun state university regents have be
come oxcoodtiiglypenitont as appropria
day approaches' . Heretofore they
mot with little opposition to their raids
ou the state treasury , but the disposition
of the legislature to overthrow Hillings
nnd his hogwash has brought them to
their knees nnd they are now willing to
sacrifice the pig professor for an appro
priation. The legislature put the nxo
to the root when It attacked the salary
Witv did not the managers of the
streetcar lines accept the reasonable
paving privilege concessions offered
when the charter was before the house ?
Why do they now want the charter cut
up nnd imperil its passage ? Docs it not
look altogether too selfish on their part ,
after having been accorded a consoli
dating franchUo that is worth to thorn
at least a quarter ot a million. Isn't
there such a thing as being too Oma-
hoggish ?
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SnvuN' propositions for nmondmonts
to the slate constitution are pending in
the legislature , and one has passed.
Several of them are aimed at existing
evils , nnd would prove beneficial if they
could bo made u part of the organic
law. But It is a waste of time to con
sider thorn or submit thorn to a vote.
They would be entirely lost sight of in
the overshadowing contest between
prohibition and high license.
Don't ' IJc S ( I'timincioiu.
Chicago Inter-Ocean.
A lot of republican loaders in Ohio should
stop posing before the public with chips on
each shoulder.
Clear Case ofSclf Destruction ,
rhtlatlclphtd I'rcss.
Tito fact that the democratic legislature of
Iiiilimia has uassed a bill in favor of com
pulsory education may bo accepted as a token
of premeditated political suicide.
A Just Punishment.
Chifoao Tribune.
"Clupston , what do you think of the Lon
don Times nowl"
"I have cut it off my exchange list , " re-
pllod the editor of tlio DootlloviUo Velper , as
a hard , relentless look settled ou his face.
For ni.smnrck'H Museum.
jVfio Yurls Sun.
There is talk of a Blsmarulc museum to bo
founded at Berlin. The Uiiitcil States could
contribute some interesting relics , such as a
plaster cast of the chancellor's ancient
enemy , the American hog , anil a sketch of
Mr. Cleveland's expired Sauioaa policy.
A Dplicnto Question.
Chtcao" ITeialil ,
At the white house dinner given to tlio
Harrisons did Mrs. Cleveland conform to
Mrs. Harrison's views regarding the bustle
or did Mrs. Harrison conform to Mrs. Clove-
land's ! It is a great question upon which
the correspondents are unfortunately uilcnt.
Ills AViJVs Suggestion.
Itastnn Courier.
"If you don't want mo to know where
you've b"ecn , Harry , when you couie homo
this way , " said a wife to her late and some
what demoralized husband , "you , had better
run upstairs when you are comine to bed , "
"Why slio , m' dear ? " "IJecauso by running
upstairs yea will lose your breath. "
Fully .luslilliMl.
Lincoln Join nut.
There is little doubt that Mr. Rosewater's
account ol the diflloulty he has had in decid
ing'to whom to pay over the Uoyco fund Is
somewhat justified by the facts. It was only
alter a very long hunt after the location of
Miss Koyco that the Journal found her , paid
over the fund to nor on her formally expressed -
pressed readiness to accept aad ivo a re
Two Sliort Poems.
Tlio Fort Worth ( Texas ) Mail received n
poem several yards long , beginning thus :
On a dark and stormy night ,
In the cold Dcccmberr month ,
Our little dog lay dicing
And froth como out her mouth.
There lias been-considerable discussion in
the newapapors as to tlio best short poem
over written in English. The Now York
Sun offers the following :
"Tliis uliz'
Knocks bb. "
It was written on a shingle , which was
stuck in tha snow before a store that had
been'closed during the celebrated bllz/ard.
air , Kates' Opinion of an Alleged
Fjirin trs" Allhince.
OMAHA , Feb. 4. To the Editor of Tun
HBIS : Tlio following I clip from a Sioux
City paper : "Representative Dorsoy , of
Nebraska , presented a memorial in the house
to-day from the fanners' alliance of his state ,
stating that 'the present economic condition
of the state of Nebraska and the country
generally is anomolous ; inasmuch as , while
the production of wealth is unprecedented ,
the condition of the producers of wealth is
not improving , but , on the contrary , retro
grading. While no period lias witnessed a
greater aggregate incrcaso of wealth than
the last twenty years , at the same time the
farmers of our btato are sinking deeper and
deeper into debt. It is becoming hard to
find a farm which is not mortgaged , tenant
farmers arc rapidly increasing and
failures of country merchants are
becoming moro numerous day by day , A
conservative estimate places the amount of
farm mortgages in tills state at SifiO.Ooy.OflO ,
which , at 7 per cent Interest , takes $ lir,50i ) , .
UCO annually out of the stato. In addition to
this private indebtedness , tlipro is a corpo
rate and municipal indebtedness which is of
appalling magnitude , and which causes a
further exhaustive drain upon thu energies
of our people. While the farmers of thu
country are becoming Involved in debt the ar
tisans and laborers are miding the conditions
of life harder. Meanwhllo there- are two
classes of men who SKOIII above the roach of
adverse financial misfortune , money lender *
and railroad owners. Of those the former
are reaping u harvest of wealth unprece
dented in the history of the country. "
Ought nut our papers to resent ( such an In
famous libel upon the farmers of Nebraska I
Purporting to como from a "farmers alli
ance" nnd presented In congress as such by
i representative of this state , it h liable to
1o Infinite damage. Personally I have bcoa
of a number churning that tlio condition of
.ho larmcrs of thin state to bo so prosperous
us to deserve loans upon tlio mo-it liberal
terms accorded by investors , and the JSquit-
nulo Trust company , with which I am co .
lectcd. uro now making loans throughout
Iho well-settled portion of the state oa lin-
irovod farms at the rate of 0 per cent per ou-
lum and a commission raising It to about 7
> cr cent Interest not to the borrower , and no
cans are madu at a higher rule thun H per
cent. If this statement Is not a falsehood
.hen wo are misrepresenting thu situation
and must cither t > top loaning or make the
ate correspond to tlio desperate situation of
ho borrowers. I cannot but believe that
Ills "farmer alliance'1 U seine association of
rrnnka , If such nn affair cxUts at all. J.t
nnnot possibly represent flio true interests
of the fannnru , and I urn mystlllod , ns every
one clue imiBt lin , both at the nxlstenco of
fluch n document mid the recognition It has
ccuivcd nt the hands irf Mr. Uornoy. If It h
true , or has even any solid foundation in
fact , I must siiy I uhould line to know it
> ut I hope to ho aulu to "tttii-k to thu faith
hut is in me , " tlmt no better funning coun- '
ry i-xlsts nor any moro prosperous farmers
Ivo than thofio wo have In Nebraska. If 1 inn
vroiig then they uro , us u class , the greatest
lorjurcrs the world has over seen , as inultl-
udesof uflldnvitu on the files of our cow-
miiy will show.
I think tho.KUbJect must strike you as do-
of some odiiofial notico.
. . H. w.
1'ronosctl Amendment.
OMAHA , March 5To tha Editor of Tun
Hncf I notice In this morning's Herald nn
editorial on "A Job in the Clnxrtcr Hill. "
The Information onvhlch the article in
question Is based was furnished by the pnr-
tlcs who have been putting up "Jobs" lit con
nection with the city hall for two years past ,
and who were sat doxrn ou so severely nt tlio
recent election.
It would sooin , from the howl this nmenil-
mnnt has created , tlmt , without Intending it ,
I have stepped on the corns of another "Job. "
I nm ono of n number of citizens of Omaha
who Ucsiru to see tlio city hall built , now
tlmt the location has boon Anally determined ,
upon. The council Is taking step *
to select an architect to make pinna
and to Interpret nnd supervise the construc
tion of the building. The plans require a
mini possessing special knowledge and Ill
ness. The proposed amendment puts it tit
the power of the council to select such a man.
1 do not think any member of the board of
works will claim that ho possesses the spe
cial knowledge or has imd any training which
would ill him for the supervision of a first-
class lira-proof structure such as is contem
plated , 1 think , too , that the architect that
is held responsible for the success of the
building ho plans should have some voice In
its supervision.
1 dcslro to say in regard to Messrs.
Hroatch nnd U'hcclcr that they nro In no
sense responsible for the amendment , al
though they.with every other mcmbcrof the
council to whom it was shown and. every
member of the Douglas delegation , agreed
that the amendment was wlso and desirable.
In conclusion lot mo say that I am not a
building contractor as stated , but I have a
good many friends among the contractors
and mechanics of the city who ilcsiro to sco
this building go ahead. FnutV. . Gnvv.
View. * nnd Interviews CnucM In Hotel
Corridors nti < l KlqRWhcrc.
Mr. Lyniiin Richardson said last evening
that the Hying trip recently made by Her
man ICountzc and brother , from Now York
to Denver , was for the purpose of closing an
extensive- land sale. Another gentleman
stated that the transaction brought into
Kountzc Brothers' colters fSCd.OOu. They
owned 450 acres of land adjoining Denver
nnd sold the tract to the Stayer Investment
company for that amount. The deal , ho con
tinued , created a great excitement in Den
ver. Everybody is crazy thcro nnyway over
the wildcat boom through which they are
now passing. This is tno'second big sale
that has been made by ICountzc Hro'liers out.
there to the same concern. Mr. Herman
Kountzc a.vs they own an aero of ground , in
side property , purchased two years ago for
530.0UU , that is now worth SIOD.O'JO.
The board of trade secretary , Colonel
Nason , has a few reform notions in his head
that ho thinks would bo of great benefit to
this government , if they could be adopted
and put Into practice. The sulking disposi
tion manifested by Cleveland on being com
pelled to retire , induced Colonel Nasou to
make ono or two declarations , Ho thinks
thinks that the presidential term ought to bo
fixed at six or eight years , und no re-election
to the ofllco for nny man. Thh would give
more stability to business and increase our
standing as a nation. "Then , too , the money
clement in elections is to be deplored. We
are constantly passing laws against boodle ,
yet encourage its use every four years in tlio
most lavish and reultlcss manner. "
"It occurs to me , " said Al Green yester
day , "that a man is stretching politeness
wlion ho uncovers his head in an elevator
just because ladies happen to bo present. I
consider an elevator as much of u public con
veyance ns a horse car. "
Van M. Mackey , deputy clerk of the dis
trict court , took in u transcript yesterday
from Justice Smith , of Chicago precinct
which ho says is the greatest curiosity in
construction and orthography ever lilcd
among legal papers. The story is tola without
period , comma or dash. All words except
the right ones are capitalized and the docu
ment is closed with "yours truly. "
Harry Mann , the business agent of "Par
lor Match. " said yesterday that ho had
leased the California theater , in San Fran
cisco , nnd will take charge of it ns manager
the 1st of May. "It is to bo the finest opera
house in the world and next to New York.
I would rather live out thcro than any place
olso. Mrs. O'Connor is the owner and she
is building the institution moro as a monument
ment to her memory than u business enter
prise. " _
Affair.4 In Franco.
PAIUS , March 5. It is reported that the
chamber of deputies will discuss the ques
tion of the workings of the French syndicate
which has secured control of * the copper
market. , , ,
A deputation from JJonlogne lias visited
General Moulanger and presented him with
a sword of honor. The government has for
bidden any similar demonstration in the fu
s I
PsorlnsiB 5 yoarp , cnvrroil fit OP. lionrt ,
nml entire boilyilth white scnlis.
Skin roil , Itoliy , nntl bli-ciiiiis : .
Jlixlr nit KOIIC. Spent luunlivilH of
dollar * . I'ronoiincnil incurable.
Uiirril liy Outlcura UainoillcH.
My illHoaso ( psoriasis ) llrat broke out on my
eft cheek , spreading acrofH my nose , anil al
most roverlns my lace. It ran Into my eyes
und tlm physician was afraid I would lo-e my
aye lght ultosrother. It spread nil over my
bead , iinrt my hair all fell out. until I wan en
tirely bahl-lioaileil : it then broKe out on my
arms anil shoulder * , until my aims veto Just
ono hore. H covered my entire body , my facu.
lifiul. anil hhunldcn * being tlio worst. Thi'wliito
scabs fell constantly fiom my bend , Hhoiilder.-f.
nnd arms : the ftkln < iuld thicken and bo loil
nml very Itchy , anil wrnlil crack and blocil If
fccratchoil. Alter hpendmB many humlmli of " , 1 was pronoiinri'il Incnr.iblo. I heard
lf thu Cl'TICUIIA IIBMKDIK-I , Illlll Uftl'l' HSlllJ (
two bottloi Ct'TinriiA I I'onld B"1 (
n cluinee ; uml afttr 1 had tikon four bottler , I
\\ntt ulmost cured : end wlmn I had iinnd
Blx bottles of Ciirictniv Ui : < r .v .Nr ami
ono box of CtirianiA , mil ono cakoof Ct'Ti-
CUI-A , I was cured of the dreadful dliruso
from which I had MilleroU for llvo A oars. 1
thought tlio iliseusa would It-avo n very deep
scar , nut the UUTIOUIIA HKMtniKS cured It
without any t c.iro. I cannot exprnss w lib a pen
nhiit 1 Biilloied before iiHlii | { the I'CTICUIIA
HiiMKiiifR. They savjil my life , and I feel It my
duty torcommundthein. My hair H restored
RS goad us cer , und no N my m o-ilght. I know
of a. number of dltfoient porHinw who have
uaod the C'UTli.uiiA ICKUKIIIKS , and all huvo
received ( 'ioat bvnollt from their IIKO.
Kockucll rity , Calhoun Co. , Iowa.
'JhoCUTictun lli'.MiVnics invo
cured mo of ( UndrulV and farlalrrnptlonstliuu
all other romedlex had failed. Tor nlno month *
my head liao been rnllidly free from tlio
alluhlcst ftlKii-t of danilriill. nnd my hklu IB an as lifii I Has a buy ,
IJOV TIIOMI'nON , New llrltalu , Conn.
To cleanse the ( .kin , scalp and blood of humorc ,
blotches , eruptions , hoios , tcale * . und mMd ,
whether Mmple , bcrornloua or ( cmtiiglotia , nu
agoni y In the orlil ol medldnu IH o uprotly ,
Mice , und economical u * the Cimcuiu HIMK-
OiiTiruiiA , the ptvMt htln cure , Instantly
ullayatho mot-t nuoiiUinKltclilncamllnllamma.
tiou , clean thoBklumid ucilpot every trace of
ilUrnse , hPHlH nlccranml KIN-B , iviiioves mints
and HcnlcD , uml restores tlio hair. CUIICUIIA
KOAIIho KroateM of skin boiiitltlen > , It hulls'
prmahlo la treating skin ilUcaics and baby
humors. U iirodnrot Iho wliltett.cjeareit akin
'pUSfT black-hewls. rert.roiiKh. chapped and
oily klu. jirev.vnt.-a by O'OTICOIIA tioAiv
N6IC9 About < ho City.
P. R. Hart was married Tuesday nt Va-
lUin ? , la. , to Mis * Mary K. Kay aud returned
yo < ton1ay with hla bride.
At the Hohcminn m.VKiiior.itlo ball In
Shelany.t 1'odolok's hull Saturday night ,
Miss Josephine Bodlacok took the llrst prim
to ladle * , and John. Kgfrcrt , dro 4il mn
s.illor laulo , took the second prlto. The
first prlzo to gentleman w.v awarded to
tfrank Lhctner , nnd the second to Miss Jo-
ftophiuc ICubot , dressed as a knight
Messrs. Hudolpli Itortznnd John Fryo , respectively -
spectivoly oxtrou and trou molstcr of Treu
Hunil lodge , No. 51 , were in Omaha Sunday
mid arranged with otbor dolofjates to organic
a grand lodge , U , O. T. U. of the district of
Nebraska. The delegates will moot again hi
Ocrniania ball ucxt Sunday fovouoon at 10
A brother of Mrs. Charles M. Wood nr-
rivcil hero and yesterday the body of her
husband was taken to Dunlap , In. , for littor-
mont. Mrs. Wood nnd her children will go
homo with her brother ana remain there.
A collection of * U was takou up lit tlm
l rosbytorwn church for Mrs. Charles M.
Hey , ngcd ono anil ono-half years , ( ton of
Mr. mid Mrs. Loonnnl McCowins , died Sun-
dav evening nnd win buried In Uiurol
Hill cemetery yesterday afternoon.
I'Vll Fourteen l < 'opt.
The scaffolding on which J. G. Collar was
working In the Armour-Cuilaliy engine room ,
slipped Tuesday afternoon , throwing Mr.
Collar to the lloor , a distance Of fourteen
feet. Mr. Collar alighted square on his head ,
receiving a deep cut and severe bruises on
the top of his head and was othorwino-Jarrod.
Tlio company physician was summoned who
drctscil the wound. The injuries , atninuo to
say , arc not serious.
Notes About the City.
An effort Is being made to orgauizo a camp
of Sons of Veterans.
Thomas Grimier , of Stuart , In. , nnd Miss
Julia Spillano , of thli city , wcro married , in
St. Bridget's ' church. Mr. and Mrs. Grln-
nor left for Stuart.
Magic City | wst , No. 203 , G. A. U. , attended
a camp tire in Omaha last evening.
An independent oolitical meeting was hold
in the Clifton house , Twenty-sovonth and H
street , tt'hird ward , lust night.
To-Uny services will ho hold In St. Budg
ets' church at I ) o'clock in the morulng and
nt : 'JO in the evening. >
R K. Hart , of South Omaha , wa < rharrlod .
Sunday at Stuart , la. , to Misi May E. Mc
Kay. Mr. and Mrs. Hart arrived homo yes
terday afternoon.
The body of Charles M. Wood was for
warded to Dunlap , la. , yostorduy fur inter
ment. Manager IJoyd generously offered to
boar all expenses of the fuucral and furnish
transportation to and from Dunlap for nil
who wantcdto attend the funeral.
James G. nnd Ij. T. Martin und Mr. mid
Mrs. A. T. Sldwoll huvo gene to Chfcaga to
attend the funeral of the late L. T. Martin , a
The most cllicacious stimulant to excite -
cite the nppotvio Is Angostura Hitters ,
the genuine of Dr. J. G. B. Siogort &
Sons. At all druggists.
Gcrnntmn nml His Hand.
S\NTA PC , N. M. , March G. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tim Unt ; . ] The strong protest re
cently adopted hero by the legislative as
sembly denouncing the Indian authorities
and the Indian Rights association of the cast ,
for their attempts to send the Apache chief
Gcronimo and his murderous gang back to
Arizona , has served to elicit from Dr. layman
Abbott , editor of the Christian Union , Now
Vork , a statement denying the Intention to
send back these fndlans to the southeast.
In a letter published hero to-day Mr. Abbott
says : "What the philanthropists of the east ,
us represented by Herbert Welsh aud Gou-
oral Armstrong , dcslro , is that Goronimo's
band should bo furnished measurably perma
nent quarters in the east. General Arm
strong has proposed thovicinity of Hampton ,
where they can bo educated nud civilized.
The Duke IMnrrlcs Sirs. Blair.
Duxunix , Fla. , March G. [ Special Tola-
gram to Tin : nun. ] The duke of Suther
land , George William Granville Gowcr , was
married yesterday to Mrs. Mary Caroline
Ulair , by Bisliop Weed of the Episcopal
church of Duncdin. Mrs. Blair entered thu
church first , leaning on the arm of Mr. E. F.
Knight. Miss Irene Blair followed with the
duke , und other immediate relatives and
friends brought up the rear. The ceremony according to the rites of the Episcopal
church. Attor the ceremony the party par
took of u wedding breakfast at the rcsldonoo
of George L. Jones.
Money Foolishly Spent.
Dcm.ix , March 5. The Freeman's Journal
says that among Pigott's documents were
found letters from Lord Salisbury , Baron
Stallvldgo , the duke of Argyle and earl of
Derby. The loiter of the earl of Derby , tlio
Journal says , shows that he had given money
to help Pigott "unmask the Parnollltos. "
Champion nl the World.
NEW YOIIIC , March 0. Mike Gushing ,
pugilist , this monimi ! dofcatcd Harry llart-
lett , of London , hi u fourteen-round light for
the I'ir-pound championship of the world and
a purse of fl.OJO.
Tciril > ! r IVnnil I'olHon. SufTnrcil nil a
man ciiuld Miifl'or and llvo. Pnro
nnd body covered \vlih awful
tores. Used the Outlcura Komi- ;
( | | CH ten woekw ami If ) practically
viirrcl. A roninrknlilo cnso.
I contracted a terrlbln blood-poisoning n year
ago. 1 doctoreil with t o good pbyHiclnni ,
neither of nhom dl < l mo nny Komi , I miircioil
nllji mm : ran Miller ami Hi o. Hearing of your
CuTiri'iiA lli.Minii'.s : : I ronc'.mlcil to try tliuin ,
kno lng If they did mu no good they ( oulil
make me no worne. I have been u.slug thorn
about ten \\oukn , und urn moit happy to Hay
that lam nlmnst rid of the awful horen that
covered my fain mi'l ' body. My face van ns
bad , If not uoi > o. Hum thut nt Ml * < Itoynton ,
ppnkun of In your li-iolt , anil 1 uould nay to any
0:10 : In the Mima ( oiidltlon. to use CUTICUIIA ,
uml tliey ulil Mirt'ly lo mrcil. Von miiy IIHI
tint letter In the Interest * of Hiillvrlni ; hu
K. W. llliYNOU ) ? , Ashland , ahlo.
I have boon trotib'uil with wofuja seven
yeaix uhlch llrnl Mnrtcil'm the lopof my lioud ,
( living nu > liillMto lroui ! ] < ' , ultli ) iistuiit Helling ,
castingolf of iliy M-.ilr * , and a watery liquid
elided fiom under the Kcnl . I I routed It for
hovi'iiypuiH nnHiirces-ifi.lly , anil was nnablo to
chock It until I found your ITTKTHA IIMK- ( :
IIIIM. : Uio bov C'l'Ticrii tine ca c > C'oncuiiA
f > tnt\ and one boltlu Curici'iiv Hisoi.visir : :
completely imod me , my fckln becoming per
fectly clour mill Hinooth.
Arlc.ib , I.OH A nuclei Co , Cat ,
I go Mr. lPiinln ) no\niliiK ten years belter. I
bntoilit auil hcratched for thlrly-olcht years
I bail la tt-rmoil prurltli , iimlhavoaulfuroil
everything , anil tried a mimijcr of doctors but
got lie relief. Anybody could Imvo fotlOT'hail
they cured me , Tlio ( , 'IITII IIIA lli.miuis : cured
me ( iod bin * * thu matt Mho Invented C'un-
TrowbilJ c Htn-et , ( ' .imljrlilcc , Mann ,
[ Remedies
ami hofitt't hand * , fruo from plmpli * , xpot o.
bli-niHli. ( 'unciiliA KKSOI.VII.VT , tins new Mood
purlller , cluuniuallit blooilof nil Inipiirltloii aud
polfonoux elements , anil limn miiiroi lint
OAi'hi : . Hence thv CuTiruiiA KKMiiurHuri
every Knock's of uconlzlm..hnnillljllnj. , Itching ,
burning. cnly , anil pimply d.Ht'anfa of thu ulcln ,
( Hiilp , anil lildod , w tli IOMI of hur : , fiom
pimples to xcrotiilu ,
fold everywhere , I'lJ'e.Cimcuii/.liUr. ; SOAI- ,
ITic. j ! , II. 1'iepnredby tha I'OITKII
Duua AND ( 'IIHSIKMJ , Coiii'Oii.mur. , lioit'in.
lir-Hml for "How to Cnro Bkln lHo ) | a V 81
pagca , W ) Illuntnttlons * . ami 100 ( eiitiinoiilalj ) .
HoU , white , and free from chapj aa
redneaa , by uilu CUTIUUIIA BOA * * ,