Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 30, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
THE OMAHA. PAILY BEEl WEDNESDAY , 'OCTOBER 30 1889 , THE JPAILY ! ROSBWATBR , Editor. PUBLISHED EVERY"MORNINCK OT.HM8 OK 8UIISCHUTION tlly ) undSmulny , One Y * r. . . . . , | ] 0 entex tex MonibA , rm 'Ihire Months 2 M ) tnndnrIice ) , Ono Year 3 oo Weekly lice , Ono Year with I'rcralnm. . . . a CO OFFICES. Oinnlin , UFA Jlnlldlnp. Hilcngo onic * . 17 llookcry TtnllcnnR New Vork , llooms II and 15 Tribune IlUld- Infe , Wnshlnaton. No. 611 Tourt cnth Street. Coinirll JIlnitH. No. 12 Ponrl Street. J.lnroln. 10291'BUMt , bouthOmnhn , Corner N nnd gflth Streets. COltllESrON'DBNCE. All communication * rclntlnK to news nnd eill- torltil innttrr hhotilcl bo addressed to tbo Editor * lul ) ( ! ) rtiiicnt , * nusiNKss i.rctrnria. All ImMnens letter * ) and remittance * should ' llco 1'uMUhli- * . iMiaUflrcKioclto'Jlio 1'uMUhliujmpnny. Oimihn. Draft * , checks nnd po itolllco orderto lie nmrte payable to the order ot the company , Tlio Bee PDbllsliInrciiDBany , Proprietor * Hi.r llulldlnc Knrnntn and Seventeenth Street. rite llco on the Trains. aiicro Is no oxrnsnfori. failure to j tTim nets on tlic trains. All novyaoali'n have been noti fied to eiirry a full upuly. Travelers who nut THIS H B mid cun't Rut It on trnlni where other , Oinnhaimpers are carried are requested to no * tlfrTiir.tiKK. J'lcneo bo particular toalvo In all cases full Information ns to date , railway und number ol Olv'o tin your nnmo. not for publication or un necessary UHO , but as a guarantee otgooil faith. Till ! ! UtiC. ; Swnrn Statement of Circulation. BtntootNolrasIca , ! County of Douglas. ( ' ( JcoiifA II. Tzscliuclc. Mjcrctary of The lleo J'ublNnliiK Company , does solemnly mvoar thnt thcactunltliriilntitmorTiii : JUH.Y liKKfortho \U-CK endlmOctober i , 188U , was aifollows : Sunday. Ort. 20 21.010 Monday. < ) rt.2 ! Wm 'J'noMlny. Oct. ! 2 If.nil Wccltieidar.Ucr.SJ 1K. ( ' ) Thnnilny , OU. 21 1H.01V rrldny. Oct. 25 1H. < ; batimlay , Oct.M ! .WCOS Averse0 18.1)57 a F.O no B n. T/.SCH L'cic. Btntcof NeliinsVn , ) . - ronnt ) of IJouxlnii. ( M > 8\vorn to beloromoand Mibscilbcil to In my Tir 5 nco tlns'Cth : dny otXJctobcr , A. D/ISV. [ fc'cnl.l N.I' . VKlIi. Rotary 1'ublic , Gcorco II. T/sclmck. beliiK dulyB orn , do- p < l nnd tnyi thnt ho Is serretary ot ' 1 ho lleo ulillnhlUK ( .oinpivny. that iho nciunl nvernco ilnily til dilution ot Tin : Uvii.v lihi : for the mouth of October 1SK.v s 1t > .ot.l copies ; for Kounibcr , liK > , Wto copies ; for December. 3K. " , l . J copies ; forJnunary. lN > n , 18.571 cop- Ie ; for IVbruary , ] bH'.H1ifWcopies ; forJlixrcli. 3FM' . ! Nfo4coplri : for April , ISfH 18Kiti coplos ; iforMay. IStliJC.OWcopies ; for.lime. " copies ; fi.r July. 18SD , lfT.Wcopl es < ; tor August , ioplCH ; for titpto mUer. 1M > , mill ) copies. ni.onni : II. Txscnticic. bivoin to ticforu m o tint ! subscribed In my jiresnico this-ltli tiny of October , A I > . 1W. lfenl.1 N. P. I'KII. . Di vvi'.it'fortiflcs its cluinia as n winter v ter resort in autumn by covering the suiTotuididg wiclceclncsb with a six incli muntlc of the beautiful. Tin : ronfcdorntca nro "trotting to- gcUicr. " Lord \Volsoloy will assist .loll Davis at the unvoilinp of the Leo monument in Richmond. SUVKIIAL ofl'onsivo democrats havn b'con discovered in the land oillcea in t this stnto , and the interior do'pnrtmont is whetting a cleaver for nctivo work. Tin : experience pained by the repub licans of Iowa in nailing campaign lies will enable thorn to box the democratic coipbo with ncatnoss and dispatch next Tuoactny. SICIUTAICY : : NOULI : htis decreed that the rcriitod pals of Tanner bhall follow their leader into retirement. Their company will not bo m'isacd from the pension building : . Two more Tuscotts have vanished from public ga/o. It may soon dawn upon the suspicious Chicago police that ns the Snoll murderer , Slippery William is in reality a myth. Mit. SKYnnii banks exclusively on rnco prejudice to boost him into the county trensury. Mr. Hoimrod appeals .to , the voters on his ability ns an ac countant and successful business man. INDIAN COMMISSIONER MORGAN'S oversight in using government envel opes for serai-private business is "a good-enough Morgan" for Senators Mutulorsou aud Plumb , whoso politi cal toes Imvo boon piifchcd by the com missioner. Tun 6upromo court will not cass on the. validity of the registration law in time to atToct the county election. Therefore every voter who desires to oxcrcito the right of citi/.unbhip must register during the two remaining days Thursday nnd Friday. New York Woildhns discovered that there are ono hundred und twonty- ilvo citizens in Gotliam witli an annual income of a quarter of u million dollars vnch , and hundreds of linns each doing nn annual business of one million or Jmore. Yet two weeks' vigorous drum- finingor the world's fair fund netted ] ) lcdguH.nmounting to ono million nnd n frquarjor. Jf Now York gets the fnir it 'will bo IIH tv gift from congress , not 'through the liberality of liar citizens. KAIMIOAD sensations nro pouring in .qultq ab fast as collisions of late. The last ono is the rumor that the Union Pncillc is about to swallow up the Fro- inont , Elkhorn&i Missouri Valley line in this stato. Just what the Union Pa- cllic would do with the Fremont roai can not bo conjectured , nnd the report is scarcely worth considering. It is fur more reasonable to look for the Union Pacific to take measures which will pre vent an alliance between the Central Pwcillcnud B. & M. with the now Colo- .rado 11 no as a connecting link. This latter anterprlso may yet develop into u thorn in the llcshof the Union Pacific. WH AUK periodically treated to sen sational stories of clouded titles aud threatened suits by adventurers who lay claim to millions of Omaha realty. Wo Imvo had the Shields from Washington - , | ; ington territory uud the Holfonstoin n claimants from St. Louis. And now icome throuts from Boston that the ac tion of tbo courts in foreclosing the mortgages on the George Francis Train tract will bo attacked on Iho ground of irregularity. The creditors of Mr. Train would doubtless fool greatly re lieved if they could roach the property once o\\iied by him in thla section , but the records of the courts nro invulnera ble. These periodical fakes would bo amusing were it not that they tfrighten credulous people that the 'title to Omaha properly is vulnerable. T/flJ MIKOttWr LUAD1M. The question ns to who will bo tbo cadcr ot the democratic minority in , ho Flfly-flral congress is ot interest to wlh parlies. Ilogard for precedent would give the leadership to MrCar - isle , and his firm bold upon the confi dence of the nnrty would scorn to assure him Uio position , but while ho hassomo excellent qualifications M a leader , ho in wanting in the nggrcsslvo nnd com bative qualities which are likely to bo much in demand by the democrats in the next congress. Mr. Carlisle has never shown any conspicuous talent ns nn obstructionist , nnd the indications nro that this sort of talent is to find the largest opportunity in the now house of representatives. It will bo first called into play in combatting the republican purpose of changing Iho rules , it will lie required to do service in the elec tion contests , nnd , in fact , U is pretty sure to bo in requisition nearly nil the time during the continuance of the congress. It may bo found that Mr. Carlisle is capable of meeting the demands - mands ot his parly in this respect , but ho 1ms not yet indicated that ho is in favor of pn obstruclivo policy , and it is understood that ho is not regarded by these who are in favor of that policy as n safe man to bo entrusted with leader ship. On the tariff question his party colleagues will doubtless bo entirely willing to follow him , since ho is un questionably ns to this subject the ablest among them , but nil of them will not bo dispofccd to trtiht him to conduct thopar- liamonlary and filibustering contests thnt arc certain tonriso. The best equipped man on the democratic side of the house for this task is Mr. nnndall , but his health is ho precarious that it is hardly probnblo ho would accept so trying and laborious a duty. Ho tea mast or of parliamentary tactics : and a very monarch of obstruc tionists , but the work and vigilance de manded in such "a service requires health and vigor , and Mr , Randall baa neither. The most ho is likely to bo able to do is to suggest and counsel , leaving to some ono else the act ive work of keeping the demo crats in line. This much it is not doubted Mr. Randall will bo most willing to do , since he has largely re instated himself in the confidence of the party , or at least a considerable ele ment of it , by announcing Jiis hostility to proposed changes in tlio rules which would reduce the nowcr of the minority to obstruct legislation. Under the counsel nnd cruidanco of Randall , Mills , ono of the Drcckinridgos , or Oatcs might bo entrusted with the hard work of'tho obstruction contests , but who- o\or undertakes" this task will need more 01' less instruction from the Penn sylvania congressman. It scorns probable , therefore , that the leadership of the democratic minority in"tho uoxt congress will bo a divided honor between a Kentucky free trader and n Pennsylvania protectionist. SIL i rnn Gin c ULATJON. A statement just prepared by the United States treasurer shows thnt the total amount of silver dollars coined under the present law has boon a frac tion over three hundred nnd forty-two million dollars , of which amount less than sixty millions are in circulation. Oftho balance over two hundred nnd seventy-seven million dollars is repre sented by silver certificates in circula tion , leaving in the treasury not repre sented by certillcatos only about live and a half million dollars. It thus appears that the country is using practically the on ire amount of silvo- coined during the past ten years , in the form of paper representing the coin , and this without the blightcst disturbance to the mone tary system. Those certificates nro available in every branch of our domes tic business nnd trade , and , although they roprcsont only silver , are nowhere - where questioned in this coun try. Those facts regarding the silver circulation nro certainly a Complete answer to the arguments of these who before tbo coinage - ago law was parsed , and since , have persisted in assorting that the addition it provided for to the supply of silver money was certain to have disastrous results. The experience of the last ton years with silver is the ground upon which the friends of that part "of our money circulation base their opinion that an inorcaso of the coinage , or of ccrtllicatca representing silver bul lion in the treasury , would not only have no future ill-ollocts , but is necessary to meet the growing demands ot the country and to tnko the place of the retiring bank circulation , nnd it cannot bo questioned that they have a strong position. The facts regarding the silver situa tion in this country are believed to have in part influenced the advance In the prlco of silver in Edropo , together with the bolicf thnt some new policy may find favor with con gress in response to the demands of the silver man. Thoio can bo no doubt thnt tlio discussion of the silver question in this country is being re garded in Europe with the very great est interest , and if it should appear that the appuront tendency hero toward a moro liberal policy regarding silver has influenced the advance abroad , it would bo a valuable fact in support of the view that tin initiatory stop on our part is nil that is necessary to reestablish lish the bl-mctallic standard through out the world. AJtV PAS'l'LHS ILLEOALT - A few days ago an opinion given by Attorney General Locso in the cam paign of 1888 wab royampod and given out to the public to the ofTcct that the ufao of pasters on election tickets was in" violation of the statutes ; , The impression created by this publi cation bus bo en that the attorney gen eral had just rendered an opinion based upon the amended election laws passed by iho last legislature. The only law on the statute that defines the fraudu lent printing of ttoUots is the act passed five years ago , which provides that the name of u candidate printed on any ticket under the regular party heading of an opposite political party shall not bo counted. Tlioro is 110 reference whatever to printed slips pabtod upoh tickets. The uiuuifest object ol the lu\v \ is to prevent deception ot tlio voter and Iho only ra tional objection to pasted slips would bo that the voter might not detect them. A pasted Blip printed on tinted paper woulil hardly bo pronounced illegal by any court. In other words no voter could possibly bo deceived by a co'ored paster upon a ticket printed on white paper. Attorney-General Leo so declared ver bally within the past throe days thnt pastors printed on tinted paper would not bo construed as coming within the meaning ot the law that prohibits the fraudulent printing of names upon a ticket. The bugbear about printed slips has been raised mainly in the interest of unpopular candidates. The snatching of tickets with pen or pencil , especially in cities , is attended with a good deal of delay and nnnoyancc. With fifteen to twenty names on'each ' ticket , It be comes almost a necessity to use printed slips. Intelligent voters will discrimin ate in local elections in splto ot the ap peals of party hacks for the straight , unscratchcd ticket , and there is no rea son why they should bo deprived of the right to avail themselves of a conven ient means of fixlncr their tickets ns they may conscientiously deem to bo In the interest of good government. Tnn so-called independent press ot New York is sorely perplexed regard ing the duty ol the element it repre sents in the coming olcctidn. A portion tion of it , trying to bo consistent in op position to the ropubllcnn party , while at the same time wishing to do ns little as possible that might help Hill to the detriment of Cleveland , counsels the in dependents to vote for candidates on both tickets , while another portion has taken the least possible part in the contest. The more candid of these newspapers admit that as a whole the republican ticket is superior to the democratic , but they cannot do this without harping on the charge that it was made up by Platt , and consequently quently its success would be unfortun ate in so far ns it would bo a Plntt victory. On the other hand , the fact that the democratic ticket is distinctively Hill throughout , is even moro distaste ful to them , for a victory which the governor could claim ns an endorsement of Himself would ho likely to somewhat stimulate his presidential boom , a thing that would go harder with these "indcpundont" devotees of Mr. Cleveland than would republican success. It is consequently a matter of great uncertainty ns lo how the inde pendents will dispose ot their votes at the coining election , but the probability is that they will be distributed to both parties , \\ith the chances of the repub licans getting the larger number ot thorn. The present werplcxity ot these New York independents is small , how ever , comuarcd with what they will experience three years from now in the event that Mr. Cleveland shall refuse , as it is now reported he will , to again bo a providential candidate , " nnd the contest should bo between Harrison and urn. urn.THE THE Ashby lottoru"whiclr appeared early in tlio Iowa campaign ? hostile to the republican candidate''for governor and professing to represent the Farmers' alliance , may have had effect upon a few farmers , but all such will bo likely to dismiss it from further regard titter reading the letter ot Mr. Furrow , president ot the state alliance , in which ho declares his full confidence in Mr. Hutchison and urges the importance of republican succeas. In the opinion of Mr. Furrow the interest of the farmers ot Iowa is in securing a homo market for their products , aud the arguments ho presents in support ot this view are worthy of serious consideration. As to Mr. Hutchison , he finds'hi'a"position on the transportation question satisfactory , and has full faith that if 'elected gov ernor ho will bo faithful to the pledges ho has mode to the people. The intelli gent farmers of Iowa will have no diffi culty in deciding whoso counsel they fahallaccept as botweca Mr. furrow and Ashby. Tun Milwaukee wreck was the result of criminal carelessness. It is surpris ing that.tho ollicmls of the train , know ing the condition and tin-eats of the en gineer , permitted him to take his place in the cab , imperil the lives ot the pas- bongcrs and rush on to his own destruc tion. Wo have had a surfeit ot this rail road recklessness within the past three months. Lives have been lost nnd scores maimed by the willful disobedi ence of orders. Engineer Pullon is be yond the jurisdiction of earthly courts , but the conductor is equally responsi ble for the disaster and should bo vigor ously prosecuted. Timiuc is a marked falllng.oft in the number of immigrants arriving in the country , compared with the record of 1888. The arrivals for September ag gregated thirty-eight thousand five hundred and forty-four , or fourteen hundred loss than for September last year. The record for the preceding eight months shows an equally marked doorcase , while the charactur of the arrivals has been considerably Jtnproved by the strict enforcement of the immi gration laws. * " Tinj collapse of the leading bank of Central Kansas , following'tho bank ruptcy of Hovoral loan nnd trust com panies , is the natural outcome of prohi bition. The adoption aijd-enforcement of the law disrupted business * and pro duced such atrifo and conflict that prop erty values flattened out , und tlio mar ket stagnated. The result is thnt individuals and corporations cannot un load their investments at. fifty emits on the'dollar nnd are forced to the wall. IK her wild olTorts to surpass Omaha's hospitality to the Pan-American excur sionists , Kansas City nurrowjy escaped treating the members to u-funornl , The- members of the rc optloBVcotamlt- too were called dosvn before they un loaded their hlp-pooUots nnd began the " * * " * slaughter , Ir is hardly probable that the Poncas will emoko the pipe bf peace with Rod Cloud and join the Sjoux in Dakota , unless the government oil.era sqmo in ducement. It is to the interest of nil conccrnod to concentrate the Indians in ' largo catnnajkbolh AS n measure ot economy tinjftuucntlon , If the Poncas are induced * * join their old enemies , their rosoi'wUion ' will , with congres sional action , add nt least fifty thousand acres to thoNniblio domain In Nebraska. Tin : Brlt Jf vhoatcrop this year will hardly reach one-fourth of the amount required for homo consumption. It is estimated that ono hundred and sixty million busv ) $ $ muse be imported to make up th Fiflonclt , which ia greater than last yo n/i. This will materially strengthen too market and maintain prices. MAQINXIS and Corrigan are wasting their moans and energy in n fruitless campaign. A radical change in the character and calibre of the county board is necessary and that can bo se cured only by the election of Berlin and Smith. Noti-l'nrtlsnn Juillclnry. A'ew York IVnrM. Their should bo nu politics In the cliolco ot Judges of our courts , civil or criminal. Too Certain. Jl/lnnrnnolf * lYtfum * . Kansas republicans complain that with their 82,000 majority they uro potting mighty few ot the ofllccs. The trouble wltli Kansas Is that it is too monotonously reliable. Its mnjorlyt should bo reduced lo about eight thousand , and them it would pay. Mnmlnrson's Honor. Pittshuro Leader , Maudorson's ' creditable war record Is in his favor , but ho will huvo no little difficulty In convincing tbo world that , in permitting a big pension to bo tucicod on to his salary as a senator of the United States , whllo hun dreds of worthy veterans nro- loft to strug gle , hard for n bare existence , ho did not compromise his own honor and tbo dignity of the legislative body to which ho belongs. Thn Iron Tradoaiitl General Buslnnns The recent advance in the prlco of pig Iron has boon made the occasion of or the excuse for putting a higher market rate upon most if not all , of the manufactures of iron and steel , suvs the Cincinnati Commercial Ga- zctto. But it was the largo demand for the finished products which at first started tbo tendency to an enhanced value of pig iron. The demand for stool rails , which during the hrst half of the , current year was disappoint ingly small and had much to do with de pressing the market for pig Iron , bns re cently become nuito active , there- being large , purchases t > y old nnd strong corporations for renewals of track , bosldos an increased do- in and for the construction of now roads. The InvcstlgJiilQus which have been made show thnt nboujl * 5,8)0 ! ) miles of now railroad were built during the nine months of the currnnt year , ab&that thcro is work in pro gress that wiljt Bjvoll the total for the full year to 5,000 mlJdsmtho United States which is not ( juito 2ibbijillos ( less than the total con structed In 1SSS ; Bpthatlnstcau of a reduction ' of move than onc-'half In the requirements of steel rails as compared with last J car , which was the estimate along in the spring , it Is likely to bo les ahan ono-thlrd , nnd it Is not probable that tbo demands for renewals of old track will j considerably lesson the dis crepancy. In j the meantime there has boon a Material onhir emcnt in the usoof irpnand steel in almoists every direction ; the low prices which haye prevailed have promoted consumption for yirious reasons. The enlarged trnfllo of the railroads has made It necessary fp'rv'them to increase their facilities of transportation , and new locomo tives , cars , &c./hnvo been built and are now in process of construction In larger numbers. Ship building has received an Impetus to which it has long been a stranger and no small part of the ! ncica ed demand for iron and steel comes from that source. Iron pipe works arc pushed with orders far in ndvunco of production. For architectural purposes tbo demand for Iron has increased as prices have declined. Tlio practical usejof electrici ty for mo ivo power and for illumination has opened a now flcld for the employment of largo quantities of lion und steel and much moro has been used In that way this year than ever boforo. 'ibo conscqucnco of this general enlarge ment in the consumption of iron is to stimu late production , and the statistics dhow that the output of pig iron by the furnaces Is now larger than ever before , and yet it appears to bo short of the consumptive requirements , nnd tbo natural result is nn advance in prices. The advance bas , however , been mainly on the lower grade of Iron , and the contention tlmfprices of all finished goods should advance because of the enhanced valno of certain grades of pig iron is not strictly logical. It is manifestly for the bettor Interests of the Iron trade that values should bo kept on a piano that will not dis co urugo consumption ; but that is a matter that will regulate itself , for the higher prices to the moro will production bo In creased , There are numerous furnaces In thu country which could not bo profitably operated at , the low prices current for plic iron lust Juno , that will be put Icto blast when prices reach u remunerative point ; tlio only trouble is that this , matter may bo overdone , and themarknt glutted , to the dct- rlnionc of the trade. The condition of the Iron trade in Great Britain is at present so flourishing th.it ID is helpful to the prosperity which prevails thoro. Prices tln'ro have advanced so much that our tariff serves to practically prohibit the importation of any considerable quantity of pig iron , and most of the llnlshod pro ducts , so that wo huvo our homo mancets to ourselves , und the development of our iron resources goes rapidly on , giving employ ment to u vast amount of homo capital , aad , what Is of Btill moro importance , utilizing tbo labor of our own clti/ons. It has became axiomatic that wtion tbo iron trade nourishes ull other branches of business arc prosperous. Perhaps it is the general prosieritv whfch stimulates the con sumption and production of Iron , for the do- maud must prececd an enlargement In the volume of trade , and the manifestation of prosperity In the iron trade la'moro conspic uous only bccauso of its magnitude nnd greater prominence. Hut , bo that as It may , there lias undoubtedly been a vast Improve ment In the pcnornl business Hituatlon dur- the past twolvQ or liftcen months , but moro especially Hinco tlio'ussurancu that ti was to bo ayoarof cxccptlonallvgood crops of nearly all agricultural-productions , Prices of com. modltlcs are no Iflnjjer declining as n rule , and nlthoui > h ttleijuro generally low , busl- i.css haa becom jujjustcd to n low piano of value , which Iniirls to tbo greatest good of the great mass of the pcoplo. Hut the mar- Itetti can not stand .still : them must be fluctu ations and gctwrally a positive tendency cither to an nrfjutclntlon or a decline in values. C. .4 In Great Britain uud In most countries on the continent tlioro 1ms been nn ndvunco In prices of most-imtnufacturfd commodities during thn current year , and with tbat has cotno bettor rumunrrulion of labor. To such an extent bavotprlecs risen them that im porters in thUjrauntry have found It neces sary to decline oMys ut previous prices , and in some cases goods which have been imported to sell in coinpetitirp * with nomu productionx aru now practically barred out. Uotwcun commercial nutiops thcro isn bond of t > ympa- thy , ana when there is a tendency to general advance of prices in 'Europn ft is moru than probable that the tmmo con run will obtain hero. It may not bo rapid nor roach a Ugh point , for the facilities of production are BO great thnt any Increased demand can bo quickly supplied , but it may require the in ducement of larger proilts to bring these facilities into full operation , unit increase them if necessary. The larger the volume of business und the greater the activity in trade the more promptly will the tendency to higher prices bo nuido manifest. The Indica tions are that our foreign as well as our dor incbtlo tradeIs steadily Increasing , In regard to the latter , it Is only necessary to point to the fact that railroad earnings and bank clearing * during tha nine months of thiaycur uro much larger than for thu corresponding time lust year. The preliminary report of the bureau of Htatistles ahowa that during thu month of Seutcaibur our exports of brcudatuffii , pro visions , cotton nnd oil amounted in value to * 43,031,031 , which li $10.350,000 moro than In September last year ; thcro Is n decrease in breadstuff's , but n largo Increase in provisions and cotton and n small Inrrcuso In oils. The export * of tlicso articles for nine months reached ? 3M.3S'J,000 ! this year , which Is 00,000,000 moro tlmn last year. The indica tion * ore thnt the full report will Miow n considerable * favorable balance of trade ns rctmrda the merchandise movement , for the imports nt Now York were much smaller than In cither July or August. The monetary situation In Kuropo hns become - como moro satisfactory ; thcro continues to bo considerable outco of gold to South America , but It Is in n large part supplied by the Hnnlc of Franco , nnd thus relieves the strain upon the Bank of England , which bank ia now recuperating its reserve , nnd thn onon market rate for money In London has declined. The Now York bunks have brought their reserve up to nnd over the legal requirement during the past week , but the money market there is Btlll qulto Hiring- out , with comparatively high rates prevail- OP i'uniao The Action or tlio Commissioners fitnrts n Ijlvoly Itmv. The ofilco of the board of public works presented n veritable tempest In n ten pot yesterday afternoon , Messrs. Balcombo nnd Fumy , of the board , nnd Messrs. Bailey nnd ChafTco , of the council , were busily en gaged in discussing the action of the county commissioners , nt their last meeting , In re scinding n resolution which was. passed Sep tember 21. This resolution provided thnt a portion of the $ C,000 which had boon sat nstdo last April for the paving of Intersec tions on Vlnton street ana Twenty fourth Btroot Houth of Vinton. should bo divested from that USD nnd used In paving Intersec tions on Twentieth street sduth of Vinton , nnd on Thirtieth street from Ames avenue north to tlio city limits. J. B. Ililoy was present and ovplulnod to the board that this would only require about $ . ! , 000. Last Saturday Mi , H. G. Clnrk appeared before the county commissioners and re quested them to appropriate money to pay for the grading of State street in Florence. Commissioner O'ICeefTo said thor hnd no money to use for that purpose , nnd Mr. Chirk asltcd that the money which had been set nsldo for the paving of Thirtieth street bo diverted to the grading of State street , of fering to hold himself , personally responsible to the board In case the city should hold them to their resolution. A resolution was Introduced by Mr. Tur ner , nnd passed , rescinding the resolution of September 21. and pro vidlncr that the "bal ance" bo used in grading State street. It will bo scon that tha two parts of the resolution conflict. The understanding on the part of the commissioners was that thcro would bo n considerable balance in the ap propriation , tiftor the Intersections on Twentieth and Twenty-fourth streets had been paid for , and it was stated that the pav ing on Thirtieth street could not bo laid this year. It uiw thought better , all things con sidorcd , to iccall this money and put it whuro it will bo used ut once. The boara ot public works nnd some of the council were voty wrathy over this no tion on the part of the commissioners , say ing It virtually leaves Twentieth street In tersections out in the cold entirely. There were vagub threats about holding the com missioners to their former resolution , etc. A talk with the commissioners revealed the fact that it was not their intention to re call their action ns fur as Twentieth street was concerned , mid it is probable that action will bo taken at their next meeting to stroighton iho matter out. The following reserves and estimates were allowed : Kogan Bros. & Co. , paving . $1,781.43 J. 13. Smith & Co. , paving . 2,00r.r > 0 J. 13. S.nith . .t Co. , paving . 2,1178.70 J. B. Smith & Co. , paving . 4,050.20 J. B. Smith & Co. , paving . 7.2387 J. B. Smith & Co. , paving , assignee. 4,0 4 80 C. E. Fanning & Co. , street sweep ing . 1,443.22 C. H. Pntchett , grading. . 218 01 J. P. Fox. paving . 1,810 87 The assignment of the contract of Can- flold , Kyan & Co. to John A. O'KeeiTo was approved , bond having been Hied and up- proved , with John F. Coad and J. D. O'Dona- hoe as sureties ? The paving bond of J. E. Ullcy & Co. for $5,000 , with Fred \V. Qray and E. B. Cnlla- han us fuirelics. for paving Twentieth street fiom Vinton to the north line of Van Camp's addition , was approied. TELEPHONES IN FRANCE. The Government Assumes Control of All iho Systems. On Sunday last the government took forcible pousession of the telephone sys tem throughout Franco , eava a Paris correspondent of the Now York Tribuno. The Socioto Generals dcs Telephones protested against the soi/- ure of its property , but as the delegates appointed to take over the lines ma terial and olllccs1 on behalf of the government are accompanied by com missaries of police , who wore ordered to proceed militari mnnu in case of ro- slstonco , the officials of the company were obliged to yield. vTho action of the government in the matter origin ated in the theory that the telephone system is too vast a monopoly to bo al lowed to remain in the hands of a private company of limited liability , nnd that like the postal and telegraph system throughout Europe , it should bo run by the national government for the benefit of the community at largo. The charter which the ' 'Socioto Gen erals des Telephones" obtained from the Mini ; tor of Industry and Com merce , in Ib73 , contains a clause where by the government is authorised to acquire , at any time that it deems lit , the rights , privileges nnd property of the company , in return for the payment of an indemnity , the amount of which is to bo fixed either by mutual agi ce ment , or , incuse of uibputo , by exports. In Juno lust the chamber of deputies , in compliance with the request on the part of the prime minister , M. Tirard , voted a sum of iW,00J,000 ( for the purpose of en abling the government to acquire the telephone uystom , and a few days later the premier addressed a letter to the president of the company , wherein ho notillod him that the charter would bo withdrawn on September 1. At the same time .M. Tirard requested the So- cioto Generate dos Telephones to declare the amount at which it estimated the value of its lines nnd material , stating that , in cabov of any dlf- fo'onco of opinion of the subject between the company nnd the govern ment exports would at ono bo appointed to arbitrate the points nt is sue. To this communication the man agement of tuo Sociole Generate dcs Telephones ronlied , refusing to glvo any information as to the value of its material , and contesting the right ot the government to annul its charter. Noth ing further was donoin the matter until August lllth , when M. Jossclin , an elec trical export , was appointed by the per fect of the Seine to obtain nn inventory of the material of the company nnd to estimate its value. The management , hoivover , refused either to furnish M. Jnussolin with nn inventory , or to give him any facilities for compiling ono. On Augiibt 21st the prime minister ad dressed a further letter to the prcsi- deitof the company , repeating the re- ( | ucdt contained in hia former communi cation , and on receipt of a negatix'o , and oven discourteous , reply , dis patch od a final appeal to tha man agement on August iMth. which was allowed to remain without acknowledg ment whatsoever. Under the ulrcutn- Htancus. therefore , the government that it had done all that lay in its power - or to come to a friendlv understanding , and accordingly issued orders to the de partment of posts and telegraph to soiiu the property of Urn telephone com pany throughout Franco on the morn ing of September 1 , nt the name time Bunding iiibtrimtionK to the > arious de partments to provide for armed force. in case of anv resistance on the pitrt of the company's ollloiuls. To what oxtout the community at largo will bo benefited by the change will bo roallrcd when J add that M , Coulon , the onorgotlo head ot the pos tal and telegraph departments , has al ready made arrangements for reducing the amount of the annual subscription from $12.5 to $76" , while the cost ot five minutes' talk over the tolaphono wires hero at Paris is to bo reduced from 10 cents , its present prlco , to C cents. \VIIt It bo ConntTlprlHTt or Will It lie i lie Kmpnror. A Berlin correspondent of the Akro- pollsof Athena , recently sent his newspaper - paper an elaborate explanation of the relations existing between the four great chief figures In Gorman politics Kmporor William II. , Prince JJlsinarck. Count Herbert Bismarck , and Count Waldorsoo. Ills letter attracted wide spread attention on the continent , and has boon liberally quoted by tha Ger man newspapers. It said , atuotig other things : "It is worthy of consideration thnt the second olllclal in respect of in fluence in the Gorman empire , Count llorbort Bismarck , is the eon of the Im perial chancellor. Count Herbert Bis marck , represents hia father in all affairs of foreign policy. 'Ho accompa nied the emperor on his journeys to St. Petersburg , Vienna and Homo. A few months ago ho went to London on an important political mission. Ho guided the negotiations in the Snmoan conference. Many news papers which tried hard to Bccuro the special favor of the chancellor have long boon wont , consequently , to com pare Bismarck the fathur and Bismarck the son with the oldorand younger Pitt. All this , however , has had little influ ence upon Emperor William. Despite his great respect for the father ho was unable to fool a corresponding confi dence in the son. "Tha conclusion to be drawn from Ibis stnto of affairs is that the parole 'Bis marck is becoming old' must uo changed f > o as to road : . "Tlio dynasty of Bis marck fins become .impossible. ' Emperor - poror William respects and honors Prince Bismarck as the first promoter of German unity , and the tried advisor of his grandfather. The retirement of the chancellor is an impossibility ; equally impossible is it that Count Her bert should become the successor of his father. On the contrary , present nn- pearances indicate that Emperor Wil liam will become ids own chancellor. Indeed , unless all sicns fail , wo are approaching preaching an epoch which , unliUo the Bismarckian era , will bo characterized by the gonornl promotion of the policies of the sovereigns themselves , with the young German emperor nt their head. ' ACROSS THE ANDES. Tlio Traiifinnilcan Kailroatl Over Ten Thousand Foot Abovu the Sea. The year 1892 will probably bo signal ized in South America by u'most inter esting event in civil engineering and in international overland commerce , writes a Montevideo correspondent. This will bo nothing less than the com pletion of the transundcan railway , forming another railroad line from the Atlantic to the Pacific , and the first across the continent of South America. It is nineteen years since this work was begun , nnd it is now confidently expectedly - pectedly that it will bo finished by the beginning of 18'J2. Tlio road is to run from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso raise , a distance of 871 miles. There are now G40 miles of it finished at the Buenos Ayres end nnd cighty.two at the Valparaiso end. Of the remaining 111) miles about one-third is practically complete , the rails being laid. The pahsajro at the Andes is accom plished at the Cumbro Pass , which is 18,015 feet abovobcn lo\ol. The rail road , however , docs not reach the sum mit of the pass , but pierces the moun tains by means of a tunnel , moro than three miles long , at an elevation of 10-loU fool above the sea. This makes it one of the highest if not the highest railroad in the world. There is noth ing in Europe to compare with it. The St. Gothard railroad is lt.788 feet high and that on the Kigi only attains an elevation of 5,751 ! feet. The grades nro , of courses , very stcop. For a consider able distance the rmo is moro than four hundred and twenty-two foot to the mil a , or one foot in every twelve and a half. On this portion of the line a rack- rail is employed , similar to these on tlio Hart/ and other mountain roads. "BLOODY" BA'LFOUR. The Man Who Is SoDeiostoU By Irish Nationalists. Between 1 and 2 p. m. , says a North Berwick lottcr to the London World , you will generally eomo upon a golfing party , differing from others in the fact that in its tnidsc walks a man who , under all this fierce sun , is always bare headed. IIo wears a dark-gray Knick ' erbocker suit and light gaiters' ; and in his height , in his Blimncss , by reason of the pince-nez ho wears and the earth-swallowing strides which ho takes , ho reminds you at once of Henry Irving. When his friends call "Ar thur" ho responds quickly , and ho gives himself up to the game as though ho had no other interest in life ; and yet this is he upon whoso utterances and upon whoso deeds , moro than of any other British statesman , the attention of the world is riveted. This is ho who is "boo-ed" for ho whp is so specially relegated to hades. This is tlio Rt. Hon. Arthur James Balfour - four , who was born in those parts , who Hits for a division of Manchester , who is chief secretary for Ireland , and who , ns you see him , IB whacking away at the golf-balls as though they wore the heads of some of these who , under Mr. Parnell's aus pices , represent homo rule in the British parliament. Hnd I any doubt of Mr. Balfour's identity my ideas would be confirmed by tha presence of two gen tlemen in cheap tourist suits who are always to bo found within easy reach when ho is playing on the links : they uro loitering nlong the saily hillocks which fringe the golllng-ground , or ono of thorn will descend on to tlio yellow sands nnd scrawl thereon fantastic fig ures with a stick. In their heather of homo-spun reaeli-mo-UowiiH and tight- fitting traveling caps they might bo simply tripuoru , with no further design than the inspection of "tho Biarrit/ the North , " by which high-sounding title North Berwick calls itself , but "by their boots yo shall know thorn , " and these formidable bluchers , vulgarly bpoaklng. "blow the galf" proclaim that Scotland yard lias bent to Scotland the nids-do-camp of Andorbon nnd the myrmidons of Monro. Two A ! rf > . ICtitincrfl. Mm. Nelllo Keener , of St. Joseph , and Mrs. Kate Keener , of Kansas City , both claim to bo the only surviving widow of George Keener , deceased. Both swear that they wore legally mar- nod to him , never divorced , nor to have hud another living Jiusbnml. Both claim to be onfltlod to tha possession of $5,000 , , which Is awaiting ( in St. Joboph ) tlio decision of the Kansas City Court of Appeals. _ Jlio Arcu < > ! ' Ilio N < MV States. The four now states bring in an area -.bout oqunl to that of ull Now Knglnnd , Now Vorlc , Now Jorbcy , Pennsylvania , Delaware , Maryland , Virginia , West Virginia , Ohio , Kentucky and Indiana combined. It is nn area three times us ) great as the British isles. THE CAPITAL CITY CRIST , An Inmnto of the IURQUO Aoylum Oomuilta Suloldo. HE WAS FROM DOUGLAS COUNTY , A Holt in tlio Itoimbllcnn Ilnnlcs in Lniicnatcr Xho Suitromo Court Clerkship Killed acmpor- nrlly Pity Notes. LINCOLN IJUIIBJUJ or Tun Ouxiu UBE , | 1020 1 STHKPT , LINCOLN , Nob. , Oct. w. f Fritz Mode , nninsunopationt from Dougl.i * county , committed sulcltto tit the Iniatm ntylutn this morning by ImiiRltip hlmscir. Dr. Knnpp , Coroner Shoemaker nml Com missioner Stocn looked Into the anil affair carefully , nnd stnto thnt no blntiio nttnchc * nnywhoro. Ho Ingeniously used Ills Mispon * dor to accomplish the fntnl work. liodo , prior to this nuiao two or ttirco unsuccessful attempts upon tils life. I'lrsvolt IJoliH tlio Ticket , II. J. Licsvolt 1ms resigned his position on the republican county central committed ami IB now worklDK for l > . H. Cooper , the demo * cratio nominee for alicrifr. Mr. Llosvnlt ! on ox-mombor of the state IcKlslutnra and In said to bo ullnowcrlulvlth iho Hollanders In the south part of the county. When his resignation was sent in las associates refused - fused to accept it , but ho arose lt Ids dignity timl Insisted upon It , This vorlllos tbo statement of Tin : linn inndo several weeks JIRO that the Carr faction of thn ropubllcnn party would bolt the tlclcot at the ninth hour. It 1 * predicted thnt the race botwuon Cooper and McCluy will bo ex ceedingly warm aud closo. A Ilnnklnu 1'rouloiii. J. C. McNuuK'Uton , bank Inspector of the Second congressional district , in his peram bulations has run uuon n snag. Hecontlv ho examined n bank that showed na authorized capital stock ofJ5,000 , and a pala up capital of $12,500. In the general examination there was no showing of re discounts. All statements were silent ns to this. At Oinahn , however , In casting about In an oniciul capacity , lie found ? U,000 of tinper that bnd been rcdlscountnd for the bank In question. These rediscounts were cITected under the conditions of n cortnln bdnd , entered Into by the onlrcrs nnd direc tors of the bank , as Individuals , punrantoo- inp to protect the paper at maturity. This , tlio hank claims , changes the liability from it to tbo Individuals , notwithstanding the deal W.IR made for thu bcnullt of tlio bank. Mr. MuNuuphton says lie can't BOO why tins is not n liability of the bunk , nnd ho im presses the opinion that It ought to thus show. Htnto Iloiiso . The Winsldo Stnto bank filed nrticlcs of incorporation to-d.iv. Capitil stock , $ i.0,000. Incorporators : N. M. Quo. C. 13. Kronen and J. H. Gup. The departments of atnto will close to morrow nt noon in honor of Guy A. Hi-own , deceased , whoso funeral services will bo hold at 12 o'clock In the afternoon. 13ank Inspector ilcNiiughton was nt b.ink- ing headquarters to day. Ho Is preparing a loport of his \vork In the Second district and will submit It In n fc\v days. Walter A. Loose , of Seward , a brother of Attorney General L.CCBO , was temporarily unpointed clerk of the supremocourt in place of Guy A. Urown ( deceased ) this afternoon , llo Is ordered bv the couit to take thu oath of ofilco foithwlthnnd to tlio hit bond con ditioned according to law. This appoint ment holds until the further order of the court. Stinrpinn Court rrocccillnu . To-day'a couit proceedings were ns fol lows : Pullman Pnlnco Car Compin.v1 vs Lowe , submission vac.ite"cl ; Kupublic.m Volley Uuil- road Company vs Loinr , dismissed ; Stevens vs Slbbotta , continued. The following causes were nrpuod nnd submitted : Mollie vs Peters ; Omaha & Northern Pacific Kalliond Comp.iny vs Janccek , on briefs ; State roc rol , Prlmmor vs IlrodtmU ; Stuto ex rol , Toiunson vs Coleman - man ; Dodge County vs Kumitz ; North vs Platte Company , in part. Court adjourned to Wednesday , October SO , 18SI ) , nt8SO : o'clock a. in. Citr Nuwn and Notes. Aiiolph Hcidcckcr , of Cortland , aud Miss Pauline Uollnger , of Roca , were united m marriugo to-day by Judge Stewart. .lames Wbiliuoro was taken to Exeter nt midnight last night , where ho will answer to the charge of raising a note from $1.1 to SI50. The McAllister will case was on again to day. The plaintiffs ran out of witnesses and the case was continued until to-morrow. It was disclosed that J. I ) . Archibald , who now appears as ono of thu altornovs for thu pro ponents , had gona to Now York and whllo there oiado the proposition to the contestants that no would biealt the will for u feoof one- half Iho proceeds. P. D. GIITora and Jack Woods were ar rested to-Uay nnd will answer to Urn charge oflarcenv. U hey \vcro caught stealing huv fiom E. D. Mills. FranIc Crosby also tried the slide Humored act and languishes in jail. A nartv of "Q. " ofllelnls , he.vded by Gon- ernl Manager Stone , passed through the city to-dav en louto to the coal llelUs of Wyo ming. Uotectivo Pound pulled up a plant of jewelry this morning that awaits lucntillcu- tlon. It h said to bo valuable. The pollco force Is uftcr Piank Do Vine , who escnocd from custody this morning , ilu is wanted on the chnrgo of burglary. , Chalruian Huuillton , of the republican county central committee , called n meeting of thu candidates for tlio vauous comity ofllces nt .ludgri Stowart's office this morning. The onjuct of the meeting was to secure , If possible , a decision of the slipiemo court upon the constitutionality of the registration law. PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. A. StiillKtlainn I'liioes the Number nt Twelve Hundred Million. There uro statisticians in Hovonil conn- Iriot ) , tbo best known of whom la the Icnrnod Gorman , Ilorr Schemwh6 , , have endeavored to proHont , from time to time , statistics of the population of the entire world. Inasmuch ui mmiy popu lous countries huvo no OUIIHIIH , and of ton nothing like a census , UIOHO world stnt- iHtlclnns can only put together , na to those countries , the best nttnlimblo gUL'bSOS. Nevertheless they probably make a tolerably near estimate of the i > opula- tiou of the entire world , which they put nt 1,200,000,000. The number of nion is supposed to t > o somewhat tmmllor tliiui the number of wonion. The ntunbor of dcntha in tlio entire world , each year , Is placed at about iJS.IifiO.OOO. which would make nearly 100,000 , u duy1,000 an hour und 07 n mlnuto. On the oilier band , tlioro nro , it is as- tinmted. . ' 10,760,030 persons born every year ; which would make inoro tlmn 100,000 per dny and 80 per iniunto. The uvtirairo duration of llfo In the world , an u whole , IB thirty-eight. One- ( juurU'r of the people upon tlio'earth dlo before reaching the Bovontconth year. About six of * each 1,000 portons born rouch the ago of seventy-live years. Married people llvo to a Creator nuu than the uninurrlcd ; temperate people und workingmen live longer than ox- cesblvo eaters und Iho indolent ; and the people of clvlluod nations outlive the ttayajo races. Awkward Torpedo ItontH. Forolf'n inuneuvoi'H nnvo Ucvolopod the fact thnt torpedo boats uio ex tremely uncomfortable nt Boa , BO much BO that the crows lone ull onoru.V und rouj'h weather nmlfcatlioiiuill but liolp- ICBS. During oxporhnonts at Copoii- liugon recently u torpedo boat upset and bUtllC.