Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 19, 1889, Part II, Page 16, Image 16
IgE OMAHA PAjgiY BEE SUNDAY MAT 10 , 1880.--TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. A GREAT TION FOR OMAHA Having purchased tlie entire * stock of a large , well Iknown eastern Instalment House , whose doors were closed by the sheriff. We have removed this entire stock to our premises , 613-615 N. 16th St. bet. California and Webster Sts < ? where we will place on sale tomorrow , May 20th. 1889. The Largest , Newest , Finest and Cheapest Stock of Furniture , Carpets , Stoves and Household Goods , ever Displayed in One Estafcllstacot and Under One Root in Omaha , Which we will sell AS AN ADVERTISEMENT * * ! ! ! ! for this week only , at about one half regular prices , or 20 per cent less than MANUFACTURERS' PRICES. Time , Bed Room Suites $12.00 , former price $18 , sold elsewhere $22.00 Purler Sullen 28.00 , former price $ 10.00 , sold elsewhere 60.1(0 ( Fancy Polished Rockers $3.50 , former price $6.00 , sold elsewhere $ 7.60 . . Cane Sent Rockers $1.60 , former $2.60. Hold elsewhere 3.60 Folding IJcds $24.60 , former price $ ' (2.60 ( , Hold olsowhcro 40.00 price Side Boards $15.00 , former price 22.50 , sold elsewhere ! ! 0.00 Wood Sent Chairs . ' ! f > o , former price oc , sold elsewhere 05 . . Stoves $0.60 , former 814.00 , hold elsewhere 18.00 Jlut Racks $ iJ.OO , former price $10.00 ; sold elsewhere 13.00 price . Hook Cases S'l.OO ' , former price $9.00 , sold elsewhere 12.00 Brussels Carpels 50e. former price 8Qc , sold elsewhere 1.00 Lounges 5.00 , former price $8.00 , sold elsewhere 11.00 Ingrains l3c ! , former 50c. bold elsewhere 05 Hod Lounges $ ! > .5 ( ) , former price $14 , sold elsewhere 18.00 Irish Brussels2le , former price 40 , hold elsewhere 60 . Luce Curtains $1.00 , former price $2.00 , sold elsewhere. . . 3.00 Pillar Extension Table $1.00 , former price $0 , sold elsewhere 8.00 Dining Tables $2.75 , fdrmor price S-I.OO , sold olsowhcrp 0.00 Bnby Carriages $3.75 , former price Sli.OO , told elsewhere. 8.00 . " . Refrigerators $11.00 , former ice $10.00 , sold elsewhere. 20.00 I3cdstonds $1.8. ) , former price $ ! t.OO , sold elsewhere 4.o ( ) pi . . Ice Boxes $4.75 , former 87.60 , bold elsewhere 0.00 Springs $1.00 , former price $ ' 1.00 , sold elsewhere 4.00 price Comforts 76c , former price $1.25 , sold elsewhere 2.00 Gasoline Stoves $ . ' ) .5 ( ) , former price $6.00 , sold elsewhere. 0.00 . Plush rockers W.60 , former $14.00. sold elsewhere 18.00 Wash Boilers 07c , former price $1.2-5 , sold elsewhere 1.75 price . . Toilet Sots $1.95 , former $2.75 , sold elsewhere 4.00 Mrs. Potto'Irons $1.10 , former price $1.76 , sold elsewhere 2.60 price Wood Palls 1 Ic , former price 20c , sold elsewhere ; io Decorated Tea Sots $4.60 , former price $7.50 , sold elsewhere 0.00 Z g-tfrJ S V'fffSESggrea&.EJg THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTICLES IN SAME PROPORTIONALS So that everybody can avail themselves of our "Great Buying-In Sale. " Whether they have the ready cash or not , we will sell all these goods ' on easy weekly or monthly payments , without extra charge or interest. $10 worth of goods , $ i per week or $4 per month. $50 worth of goods , $2 per week or $ S per month. $100 worth of goods , $3 per week or $12 par nm'i. ! : $25 worth of goods , § 1.50 per week or $6 per month. $75 worth of goods , $2.50 per week or $10 Per month. $200 worth of goods , $5 per week or § 20 per month. b 4j r - ( Aav interest asked. No security required. Come at once. Avoid the rush. No trouble to show goods. Polite attention to all. Everybody invited to inspect our goods , terms and prices.8 613-615 North Sixteenth Street e ester , Directly Ooen at night. Goods sold and delivered free in Council Bluffs , South Qmalia , Fort Omaha e > nd Florence. Specia1 inducements to parties starting housekeeping OMAHA'S ' OLD TIME EDITORS , t Dr. QeorgoL. Miller's Bcmlnlsoonooa of the City's Early Days. HE HAD A HATFUL OF EDITORIALS I'ccullnrltlcH of One of the Old Timers Evolution of a Daily- Dps and Downs of Political PnrtlcH and Ijcndcrs. Pioneer Journalism. In our 'last discussion of the news papers and ' newspaper men of early times in Omaha , something was said about the real founder of the Republi can and the real founder of the republi can party in the territory of Nebraska , Colonel E. D. Webster. Mr. E. B. Tay lor was really the successor of Colonel Webster in the ownership and control of the Republican. Prom that day for ward it hud a checkered and change able career. It probably has had more editors and owners and managers with in u given period than any other paper over brought west of the Missouri river , partly the result of personal interests , and partly the result of faction in the party , which begun with the advent in control of the Lincoln presidency. Prior to that tune , under the Pierce and Buchanan reign , the politics of this country wore in the hands of the demo crats. After that time for twenty-four years , as my recollection is , it was not EO much in the hands of the democrats. I propose to talk loss about dates and incidents in the life of the Republican than I do about the men who became its editors and , in that day , the direc tors , to a largo extent , of the politics , local and territorial , of the party. It may bo said of Mr. E. 13. Taylor , the editor succeeding Colonel Wobbtorthut he was a very strong , even and inllui'n- tlal ndltor. lie wrote with great clear ness , and every statement he made was and to the point. One of its peculiarities was thai , as a printer , ho could stand uo at a case and set up an editorial out oi his head without the scratch of a pen. One of his hobbies was to carry around in his hat notes of something' ho wanton to say , and very oftun when he would take olT his hat his friends would think ho was making a bow , thoutrh ho was really picking out of the top of his hat perhaps a Bontnnco or two of something ho was going to say that evening , whnn it was for the evening edition , erin in the morning. If it was for the morn ing edition. He was an amiable , soci able and Cleaning man , fond of his fri ds ( > Wi \ \ Uuv ily Interesting ttf liia enemies to keep them well encaged when in controVoroy. I hud some ox- pnriciiflo of Una mybulf. During the [ connection of Mr. Taylor with the Republican I became the founder and proprietor of the Omaha Ileruld , and was Us solo editor for many yours. The conflicts of those days oven over unimportant matters hero led to coiibiilurublo nuriniony and bitterness between Mr. Taylor and myself , but 1 Bin happy to say that lone years before he pumod away my relations with him wore singularly pleasant , and I fell very near to him in his lust days. Jur. Taylor was an editor who wrote bast about three limes a week. My iudgmentof his capacity , formed tit the liino he was in his greatest activity , whether correct or nut , is that as an ovory-day editor ho had too much re gard for his personal ease to fill his col umns with strong editorial writing. Not that ho lacked ability , but I think ho preferred not to exercise mental energy oftener than three times a week. It was in 1802 that the paper was con verted from a , weekly to a try-weekly , and Heath , Taylor & Co. , became its owners , Mr. McClure retiring. General II. II. Heath was a major and brigadier general in the Seventh Iowa volunteer cavalry and commanded the garrison at Fort Kearney during part of the time of my stay at that post. I forgot to say in connection with Mr. Taylor , before the coming of General Heath , that the Into Mr. John TatTo was associate editor with him , and in regard to him I desire to say right hero that ho was one of the strongest men that was over on the Re publican as a writer. Peculiar in his temperament and make-up , some times not altogether amiable oven with the best of his friends , sharp and acidulated as a writer , gifted with great power of of satire ho seemed sometimes to bo most severe when best naturod. Ho was largely and best known in our territory and section. Ho was appointed register of a land office under Grunt , as I remember and con tinued at North Platte , to which place ho was appointed , until his death , which was deeply regretted by a very wide circle of friends without regard to political color. General Heath came down from Fort Kearney fired with political ambition. The truth about him is that ho was a military martinet , kindhearted - hearted , vain and not large enough to over hope to be great. Ho was not strong as writer , gave the Republican no standing that it had not before and put in an early disappearance. I bo- fiovo that ho died in Peru , whore ho was appointed to an obscure consulate by the favor of some administration. It was at this time that Mr. Taylor and Mr. Tulle withdrew , Mr. McCiuro beinga partner of Mr. Taylor. In 188(1 ( Messrs. Taylor and McCiuro re sumed control of the paper , and not long afterwards Major St. A. D. Bul- combo. our present chairman of the board of public works , became half owner of the paper , and the lit m was McCiuro and Balcombo. Mr. Balcombo becumo solo editor not. long afterwards in 1807. I should Imvn stated that in April , 1807 , the paper became a morning paper , and Mr. Sorensen tells the story tln.t the Herald became a morning paper at the same time after hearing that Major Balcombo was to make" the Republican u morning paper , and on this account. It is immaterial about this matter , I ut I think * that Mr. Schult * , the old foreman of the'Herald , would sustain mo in saying that this story ought to bo told in reverse order , go to sav. Major JJalconibn became solo editor of the paper soon after His ownership was effected , and conducted U with great vigor and energy for a consider able period. Major Balcombo , I think , hud not hud experience either in writing for or managing u paper. Ho was from Wisconsin , whore ho had hold oflleo , and uamo hero under appoint ment of Mr. Lincoln to an Indian agency , from which ho came to reside in Omaha. A man of very positive opinions and independent judgment , as ho is now , U may bo said that the Re publican lost no ground under his man age meat. Mr. Taylor seems. , after all , to have boon behind , the Republican during thc-so trying years , for wo 11 nil him re appearing ns editor and owner from 18 ( > 9 to 1870 , when ho was succeeded by Mr.Johnll. Teusdalo , an Ohio man who was brought out hero with u consider able flourish of trumpets as an editor that would take care of all the rest of us in the little melees that wo used to have ; but the performance did not come up to the high-sounding manifesto , as Colonel Webster might have said. Ho broke down in loss than u year. I must tell a little joke of Mr. Teas- dale for my own glory , which I huvo not forgotten. It was during the Franco- Prussian war that the Herald was rather vociferous on the side of the French , I suppose from revolutionary sympathies and believing that the war had been provolced and forced upon Bonaparte by Bismarck. During the discussion Mr. Tpiisdalo took especial pains to make his assaults upon the Herald's position pretty severe , and not getting on very well in the debate , per haps , ho came out one morn ing and declared that the editor of the Herald did not write the articles appearing in it and the pub lic ought to bo disabused of the idea that ho could write them. This putour friend in a decidedly bad position. It was a confession that ho could not nITord to make just at that time , because - cause he had boon announced as a very po'vorful force in editorial work. It t > o happened that the articles on the Franco-Prussian war wore written by mo ; not only that , but they wore passed to the joroman of the olllco without revision - . vision , sheet after sheet , as they wore written under great pressure for time. Foreman Slmlu kindly went into the Herald in the next issue in answer to Mr. Teasdale and told him that he happened to personally know who wrote the articles and he made a statement of the truth about the matter. The result was rather damaging upon my good friend Mr. Tcubdulo , and there did not seem to bo any further question about who wrote the articles , good or bud , that wore appearing in the Ileruld on the Fruncn-PruHsian war. The next man to appear in the Re publican , which it will bo seen has a long and checkered career ns to person nel and ownership of its life , was Mr. Wuldo M. Potter , decidedly next to Mr. Taylor , one of the best managers of a newspaper and one of the best writers Unit have been in Omaha on any paper. He was a trained journalist , ho was u good man a tut ho was as honest as pur- /anshipof the most extreme sort would permit him to bo. Ho was the original editor of the Saratogan. of barulogu Springs , N. Y. Ho bought u half inter est in the Republican. Now came out of thn ferment of fac tion in the republican party in the city of Omaha and county of Douglas the Tribune into belugas Its rival. A very brilliant man , C. B. Thomas by name , was put in charge of its editorial col umns. I always thought ho was more brilliant than strong and that ho drowned many a good thought in his own verbosity , as Disraeli said of Glad stone. But ho was attractive and ho made u strong impres sion among us. I don t thinlc ho was over accused of any ttteadinoss of conviction , but ho was a graceful , ! ornate writer , and the Tribune was a force in our little community for about a yearwhen consolidation was in order , and the Rupublican-Tribuno was the hyphenated paper. They boon after wards changed the name buck to the Republican , and the paper has held it over since , although I believe that to day the corporation has a double name. Mr. Thomas disappeared in 187. ) , and. Mr. Tulle , Mr. Frobt and Mr , Chuunouy Wiltbo came that year Into control of the Republican , Mr. Wiltso , ( believe , had no experience In writing , but ho soon made it appear in the Republican's columns that ho was iiblo to write und able to think , und he won iv consider able reputation in a short time us u wrilo and manager. Mr. Frost is well known as a literary man whoso readi ness in writing and strength were ad mitted. But two years afterwards Mr. D. C. Brooks took charge of the paper as solo editor. I forgot about the ownership , but I believe Major Balcombo still may have held a largo interest. That Mr. Brooks is among us yet I am glad to know. I think ho wusono of the stead iest and best editors the Republican over hud. He was industrious , wrote with ease and clearness and always hud opinions which ho well know how to ex press. His courtesy and his good tem per , and all that , it is not too late for mo to actnowlodgc as editor of the Her ald in tho.-o days. I must close the history at this sitting very briefly , and I know that what I have said is altogether inadequate , but as you see , I am under pressure of hurry , having little time to think these matters up , and am doing the best I can with them. HONRV FOR THIS IjADlKS. Hl.ick is again a leading color for dresses , bats , bouuots und wraps. Tito new gown stuff voloutmo has n silk back , anil stripes of short pile velvet over the tight side. Never before in all the history of trade have the milliners niailo faueh au Arcadian display us at the present. Palo npplo-grecn ami softest primrose yel low is a favorite combination In charming clressos for the coming season , The gloves this season both in dressed and undressed nitshow ) more delicate nnd lovely tints than have over yet been displayed. Ladles' shirts of striped linen or palq silk , for wear with directoiro coats , appear in the shops In almost distressing : profusion. Frocks of line white wool braided all over witli white silk look simple enough for a shepherdess and arc costly enough for a princess. The graceful little Moorish Jackets with Fedora fronts of China silk , are once again popular , und uro a inarlccd feature of many chio summer gowns. One of the newest stuffs for panels , bands und so on U linn cord-chocked white silk worked all over In outline stitch with the quaint Ih-'urcs of Queen Anne embroidery. For summer evening dress considerable use is being made of u uow and boi > utlful textile called .Neopolltau guiuo , this in wil low green , primrose , cameo , tulmon. butter cup , strawberry and old roso. Vests of wiilto tulle , outlined by braccu of handsome rlnbon and finished at the neck with frills of dainty luce , are amontr the most useful of the confections- yet dcviscil for turning a plain waist In leva dressy one. Fancy vests and waistcoats uro in as high vogue us over nnd appear. ; la every sort of pulse on gowns of every sort. These addi tions are useful UH well ns ornamental , and Invariably add to the appearance ot the toi- iqt : The very lovely old-mso shades arc brought out very attractively | n some of the handsome cotton fabrieswlawns , muslins , sateens , etc. ana the patterns wo formerly saw In woollen trxtiles only uro here re peated so that one is imzzlal frequently , at u short distance , to know ivhat is the exact nature of the material. Stuto Jlunk Hnporls. Wacox , Nob. , May 15. To the Kditor of Tun HER : Will you please puollsh In your Hi'NDAV HUE the requirements of Incorpor ated banks of the state an regards to pub lishing this condition how often It should bo clone under the ue\v law , to comply with the law. and much oblige A Bunsciiini'.u , Aus. The now law requires ovary bank to make ut least three reports to tbo auditor each year , and a summary of these roK | > rt8 shall bo printed in the local papers at tba oxpcnso of the bank , In J670 there were 7W,107 ! children under sixteen years of ago at work In factories in the United Stains. la 18SO they hud In creased to 1,116,330 , and It is bellovod that In 5 pi to of factory laws there are more than ever of children employed. MEN OF EXALTED -STA TION The Daring Linemen of the Various Local Electrical Companies. ASCENDING AND DESCENDING. The Strange and Interesting Glimpses of Li To ia OlllccH and Hotels Obtained 15y the Genius .ot dm I'olc , Etc. litfc on thn Pole. "Wo fellows huvo our ups and downs in the world like other people , " said the lineman to a reporter , "but when wo come down wo would rather make our descent in the deliberate manner in which wo go up a telephone polo , in stead of dropping with a 'dull and sick ening thud' to tlio ground below , ruin ing a pair of pants , to say nothing of a few broken bones , " and with a merry twinkle in his eye , the lineman took a frcbh chow from his plug of tobacco , preparatory to tightening the spur on his leg whereby ho makes his ascent of the sleek cedar pole. This spur is of cast steel and about a foot and a half long. It reaches nearly from the knee to the solo , passes under the instep und terminates on the iii'icr side of the foot in a point extending downward. Onjj of those spurs is worn by a lino- mnn on cuch foot whenever he ascends u polo und ho climbs heavenward by driv ing the point into the soft cedar. ' 'Why do you wearthobo contrivances when you go up the poleswhile so many of them huvo Iron rods by which you can make your uscont ? " was aslced. "Thoso'rods , " said ho , "uro not for our accommodation but for the pro tection of the polos. The company thinks more of those cedar polls limn it does of the men who have to ' 0111111) them. If wo always had to go up by using our spurs , wo would boon kick the poles HO full of holes that they would look worse than a worm-eaten fence post. But , ut the top of ouch of these poles , wo llnd moro or less use for our spurs. The poles in the suburbs of the city nro not provided with those steps und I believe I would just ns boon climb them with spurs us go up on the iron rods except in the hlooty weather of winter. Our work is then very danger ous owing to the fact that it is dilllcult to penetrate through the coat of ice. Our bunds uro numbed with the cold und in every wuy wo work at a disad- vuntngo. "It.is a very strange thing that in a business as dangerous as ours is considered to be , so few men uro killed or injured. I attribute this to the fact that when a man is in peril ho ttkos ) greater precaution than when ho is not. The business Is rather trying on a young follow who is learn ing the trade. The majority will climb up about ten feet and then look down. That gencrully bottles it und down they com . When I wusu youngster I hud a pubslon for climbing high trees , and my parents wpro in u continual stow over it , fearing'that I would some day have u full and bo brought homo a Hhupolcss corpse. I was very young when I com menced to lourn the linoinun's trade and have never experienced the fright that soiy.es most fellows when they go up u nolo for the first lime. " \Vofcllows have queer experiences and bqo queer sights , much more than most people. 1 wish you could climb a polo homo times with mo und bco MIUIO of the bights that meet our uje in ho- tols and private ollices. If some wives of prominent men in this city could only see what 1 have seen , they would never allow their husbands to have a pretty girl for a private secretary. These typo-writing girls arc at the bottom tom of a great many domestic rows , and I do not wonder. "Occasionally an upper room in a pri vate house contains an interesting tab leau , but the most sensational scenes are witnessed in hotels. I believe wo linemen got to see about as much moral rottenness as you reporters. Do not think that wo make a point of peering into every window that wo can , as wo do not. But when u sight is forced on us wo can not help but look at it. " "What wages do you get ? " asked the reporter endeavoring to change the line of thought. "The waves range from $2.10 to $2.25 per day. Wo have a union , which is known by the name of the Gate City lodge No" . 2 , United Order of Linemen , stud wo huvo about eighty-five names on the rolls , but wo tire not yet strong enough to make an olfort to got an ad vance in wages. It takes longer to learn our trade than it docs the brick layers' and yet the follows that lay brick are much better paid than wo are. There are about eighteen line-men in the employ of the tolopnono company , tbo same number in the Western Union , while the lire alarm , Thotnson- Tlouston Electric Light company , the illuminating company , the postal tele graph and motor companies , each hire from two to three men. "The oldest lineman in the city is old George Gardner , who has been with the Western Union company eighteen and twenty yours. Ho lives at Twenty-third und'Leuvonworth , und is worth about $75,000. As well fixed as ho is , ho still insists on holding his job.but ho doesn't climb up a polo us quick tis-ho used to in days gone by. "Oh , yes , I'm satisfied with my job , I don't look out for promotion. Tbo fact is , there isn't much hope of promotion , but I'd rather follow the business than I would to own the stock of the company I work for , Hiid then I'd bo a mil lionaire. " PIS I'I'M KM I NT DROPS. The virgin forest has never been nxcd. A swallow may not make utminmcr but a frog makes a spring. The gruvo may not lie the glass of fashion , but It is the mould of form. Hill Toll's ' boy is remembered In history because ho had an arrow escape. Would It ho the proper thine to speak of a contest 'r Kull ! " literary us u race However hard it may bo to live on a small salary , it is u good deal harder to dlo on one. Tlin oDIco-seckcr has bcoa weighed In the balance und found wanting anything he run got. The society man , llko the turtle , Is no sooner "out of the swlui" tlmn ho Is "in the soup , " When on Indian dies his rolutives pay his debts. And yet some people think Indians cuu bo clvilUod , The influence of American politics in Samoa is suen In the action of 1C ing Tit mas- ese ; ho declines to resign. The llrst Impulse of a boy with a new watch is to inoura himself that none of Its 170 parts are missing. Jay Gould doesn't look line a workinuman , but ull the money ho posnossos ho got uy hard work. Labor omnia vlupit. "There is u prcat deal of money In frog railing,1' says u contcmpo iry. There ought tolc. Kycry eiio hub u cue back. A Chinese theatrical trouno is about to make the tour of the united State * . Chluc40 actors never keep the stage wait ing. They always look well la their queues. Lost A Hoom The Under will ho suit ably rewarded by returning It to the imivor of ( Juthrlc , Oklahoma tcnitory. Informa tion concerning Its whereabouts will be gratefully received. ! l-12t It is sucgcstod that chess and checker ! ought to receive a wonderful boom thii season. All a good many young men need to do is to carry the men iti thcli pockets ; they can use their trousers for t , board. There are now 2.18 Christian Endcavoi societies In the state of Michigan. Charles Spurgcon , called by many the first of living preachers , was given ? lJJ'i,000 by his congregation , and he at once gave It al ( nway to the poor of London. The London Missionary society at Mada gascar , with UO missionaries , reports 828 no * live ordained ministers and 4ih5 ! preachers , with 31,000 church members and 280,000 , adi ho routs. Tlicro uro 22 missionary societies in thft United States managed by women. Thcsa societies supported T.'il missionaries last year , and raised $ l,03S,2i.'J. : Since their organiza tion they have contributed * 10i5l24. ! ! : During the past year the ISritlsh and for eign blblo society has issued -1,20(5,000 ( copies of the bible , testament and portions of tha Scriptures , u larger number than ever bo- fore. Thn total income ot the society fan , the past year was $ l,2Gf ( ! > 00. * The Young Men's Christian associations has grown to vast proportions. Theru aru 1,248 , associations In Amonuu , I'i'.l5 hi Ger-t many , and oven in Japan there uro 200. It1 is an interesting fact that tticro is an organi- | z-.ition in Nururcth , where Christ lived , ana' ' ut Jerusalem , where ho was crucified , Some statisticians assert that the net gain of new churches m the United States during IbSS was 0-l ( ! , the increase In the number of ministers 4,505 , while the Incroumriii church1 members was 774 , 01. The uvorago gain for each day of the year was 17 churches , IS ministers , and 2,120 members. The Westminster Presbyterian church , Minneapolis , Minn. , makes a line showing for the vcar Just closing. Its benevolent ; gifts reach $ .r > 3.000 , and Its current receipts * 14,000. Two hupdrrd and eighteen members have boon rccclvod , 110on confession of faith utul 102 by letter. The salary of Dr. Unrrell , the pastor , lias boon advanced to $0,000. At the recent Mormon conference Clcorga Q. Cannon read the statistics of the church. There uro 12 anontHs , 70 patriarchs , 11.710 high priests. 11,805 elders , 2,009 priests , 2.203 teachers , 11,1110 deacons , 18SU ! ) families , 115ill5 oftlcors nnd members , and 40i02 ! children under cigtit years of ago ; u total Monnon population of ir > : ) , ' . ) ll. The number of marriages for six months ep'llng April < ! , 188 ! ) , wusfiliO ; births , ,751 ; t ' members. IISS ; excommunications , 1111. Many young men are leaving the territory to talie up land elsewhere. The saints , Cannon said , hail biien called together to build upAon , uud tills scattering innsi. be stopped , MID Cold W , Neb , , May 17. To the Kill tor of Tin : HJK : : I notice Mr. J. llurrows , of the alliance , has again stirred up the animals In his defense of the alliance memorial. Now , I have carefully read ull that has been said in rofcrcnca to Mr. Uurrows' recent article In the Dally Cull by those men who irctcml to speak from a knowledge of the tubjcct in hand , and not one of them , so far , lias offered u single fact or llguro In rebuttal o Mr , liurrows' llgurcs on the amount of Nebraska farm mortgages. In lieu of this , .hoy roundly ubuso Mr. Burrows , and laud the happy , prosperous , contented condition if the Nebraska farmer to the gkles. Now , f they really want to say something back to Mr. Burrows , why do they not say something practical , Bomething thafwlll curry some weight with It to the thousand * of Intelligent readers throughout thu coun- : ry. If tuny can not disprove Mr. Hurrcws' Igurcs , why do they not try und retain what Ittlo credit they may huvo by keeping itill. I'ho people of Ncbnsku cc.n draw thulr own nfcrciices if fuels uro presented to thorn , jut to apply such balderdash us "ho lies , " crank , " etc. , for argument will only recoil on those who muko use of It , and tend to btreiigthjn Mr. Hurrpws' figures , Olvu us the rold , cold facia , gentlemen , as the public are watching the discussion intently. II. U , AltMITAOB. The car rcjmir bhops of Pennsylvania1' nro ntrodncing tint piece work system into the ron works. 1 ho workers approve of this , an they say it enables thorn to cam jnoro money than uupor the old ays tutu.