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THE OMAHA D.AILY BEE ; SATUBPAY , t NOVEMBER 2t 1889.
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, ANOTitr.it railroad bridge will settle
for nil ti mo tlic eoinmercml supremacy
s and perjurers should bo
, Rivon a vigorous dose of the iron liool
EVKK the Stinking Water scandal
rises til ) lo plngue Laws on the eve of
Tun steiuly advance in the British and
American iron markets indicates that n.
stront , ' bond of nympalhy exists between
TIIK weather agrees with the gooso-
bono signs that the winter will bo nn
npon ono. It is already wide open in
OMAHA is largo enough now to have
t\vu union depots , and within the next
two years there will bo truillo enough in
Omaha to require two bridges.
Tun Slominski churcli spire is pro
gressing slowly. An endorsement of
Coburn and three others netted the
glorious cause the miserly sum of forty
P15NS1OX COMMISSIOKKH IlAUJt will
give personal attention to all claims in
volving largo sums of money. Mr.
Baum is bound to make a record of
deeds , not of words.
EVKN if Adam Ford was competent to
perform the duties of county treasurer ,
his supporters and groomers in the
Third ward would condemn him in the
eyes of all decent men.
POS-niASTKIl GKNKltATj WAKAMAK-
HU's'nbility as a cutter is shown in a
Immlsonio trimming of telegraph rates.
Naturally the Western Union people
consider it n misfit. They nro hard to
AT Tin : rate of ten dollars a head ,
Dr. Slominski's church fund will roach
the munificent sum of ono hundred and
Jixty dollars , if all the candidates are
"scon. " The doctor's fees are always
deducted iu advance.
NOTWITHSTANDING the fact that the
Benders have boon dead and burled lor
n number of years , some enterprising
Miohigandors have resurrected thorn.
Friondd of Charlie Ross and Willie Tits-
cott should not despair.
B.VHNKY MAOiNNis' campaign letters
rolloct crpdit on bin private secretary.
Personally Barney could not lie guilty
of snubbing his former business associ
ates , and denying the source of his
wealth and ambition. The letter writer
should bo prosecuted for falling to add
the postscript , "Burn this. "
Tin : tlcsortcd farms of Vermont nnd
other eastern states are attracting col
onies of industrious foreigners. The
land commands from three to five dollars
lars an acre , and inducements in the
Bhii ) o of reasonable terms , stock and
transportation are Included , to ropconlo
the state. This goes to show that the
west has drained a large per cent of the
vitality of Now England.
ADAM FOHD SNVDUU is altogether
too ambitious. Ho woa elected council
man two years ago last spring mid con
tinues to hold that ofnoo. lie was
elected to the legislature lost Jail and
is still a member of that body. Ho
drew three hundred dollars last winter
for hit ) legislative work , wLilo at the
taamo time ho was drawing his salary as
councilman. It is questionable whether
he had any right to hold both places at
the bamo time , and take pay for both ,
but as nobody raised the question , ho
was allowed to do so. Now ho is run
ning for county treasurer. In the
language of Cassluu wo would ask : "On
what moat doth this our Slozor ( Ctcenr ;
food that ho hath grown o great" all
a ( onco'i *
The civil aorvico commissioners are
unanimous in their determination to
prosecute the noreons who have been
Bollcltlng contributions for political
purposes from clerks in the depart
ments at Washington. It appears that
employes of the government who nro
citizens of Virginia have recently
found on their desks circulars signed
by the president and secretary of the
Old Dominion league cnlllne their at
tention the pending Virginia campaign ,
and iriviting thorn to become momborsof
the league nnd also to contribute to the
campaign aa their moans would permit.
Clerks in the departments from Ohio
have received ft similar circular from
the Ohio republican association.
These circulars are regarded as in the
nature ol an assessment , and it has been
ascertained that some of the officers con
nected with the associations sending
out the circulars are federal ofllco-
holders. The civil service law is
very plain and explicit in pro
hibiting any ono in the service
of the government from soliciting or
receiving contributions for political
purposes from any other employe of the
government , nnd It Is upon this that
the commissioners will base proceed
ings against the officers of the political
associations who nro also in official
capacities under the government. If
the commissioners carry out their de
clared purpose the result of the prose
cutions will bo interesting as deter
mining the Bcopo of the law and defin
ing the nature of an assessment
under it , and also whether the fact
that a government olllcial who is an
olllcor of n political association which
solicits contributions from employes of
the government for political purposes
is amenable to the law for such action.
There is room for n doubt -whether in
this matter the commissioners can sus
tain their case. It is certainly legiti
mate for n political organization to
seek to increase its membership ,
and there is no law to prevent
the clerks and employes of the
government from becoming mem
bers of such nn organization. On Its
face the circular sent to the clerks In
the departments at Washington con
veys nothing moro than an invitation
to idonti/y themselves with the associa
tion sending it , the suggestion of
further aid to the campaign not being
at nil in the nature of an assessment ,
since no um is specified as an expected
contribution. It is the privilege of ti
government employeto make vol
untary contributions to political
purposes , and the circulars in
question left these to whom they wore
addressed entirely free to respond or
not , according to their pleasure or con
venience. The inlor.tion of the law , as
generally understood , is to protect em
ployes of the government against en
forced political contributions nnd the
iniimiual'.on incident thereto , and it is
a strained construction to assume that
the law does not permit federal em
ployes oven lo ; bo reminded of an op
portunity to aid the political
party of their affiliation by
doing what they have an un
questionable right to do as citizens.
And if federal ollice holders may bo
members of a political organization , a
privilege which it is presumed no ono
will deny them , they must bo bound by
the will of a majority of such organiza
tion , and cannot fairly bo hold responsi
ble for acts beyond their control. It is
more than probable that this is the
situation respecting thd federal officers
involved in this case of the alleged
violation of the civil service law.
There has been developed a
great deal of dissatisfaction with the
operation of the civil service law , and
there are strong indications that san
effort will bo made in congress to
thoroughly revise the law. 'Jho issue
tjio commission is now making , upon
what has the appearance of a somewhat
thin technicality , may serve lo inten
sify interest in the whole subject of
civil service reform as now provided for
The department of agriculture has is
sued a circular intended to refute the
criticisms of the agricultural exhibit of
the United States at the Paris exposi
tion. American visitors to the exposi
tion have uniformly stated tha't the ag
ricultural feature was the weakest part
of this country's * contribution to the
great fair and far from being creditable -
itablo to us , but this opinion
is not sustained by the
facts presented in the deport
ment circular. Some of these
consist of the expressions of correspond
ents of European journals , which highly
commend the American agricultural ex
hibit. Thus the correspondent of a Lon
don paper said that no section of the ex
position possessed greater interest to
British farmers than that devoted to
the agriculture cf the United States ,
and ho speaks of it as a display that
must have involved much patience , care
and discrimination on the part of the
collectors. The exhibit received generous -
orous attention and commendation from
the French press , but perhaps the most
satisfactory and conclusive evidence
that the exhibit was not so bad as repre
sented and far from being a failure is
the liberal number of medals award
ed to American exhibitors.
The showing is gratifying , and yet In
looking over the list of articles for
which awards wore made it is found
that the agricultural exhibit was not so
complete as it might have been. The
most serioud omission was that of ono
of the great staple products of the
country , corn , a full exhibit of which
way moro to be desired , and it is be
lieved would ultimately have boon of
greater benefit to the country , than that
of any other of our agricultural pro
ducts. There was an opportunity to
show the people of Europe the value of
corn as human food that ought to have
been takoa the fullest advnntagoof , and
the failure to do so was a grave mistake ,
since anotlior equally favorable clmnco
may never bo presented , or at
any rate not for many years ,
Wo cannot hope to make
amend for this mistake at our own ex
position three years hence , for the
rcaspn that wo shall have no suoh num
ber us Europeans to interest in the
matter of visited Paris , Taoro wore
other things not In Ufd agricultural
display of the United States -which
would hare given it larger interest nnd
value , but no omission is BO much to ho
regretted as the failure to give duo
prominence to corn as n most whole
some and nutritious foodcorcal.
IS CO1W11N A SAFE MAXf
I\Jr. Coburn's mi fitness to continue as
shorilT of Douglas county is not alto
gether owing to his partiality to dan
gerous prisoners , but in his lonionoy
toward habitual law-breakers. Mr.
Coburn has always kept his oycs closed
nnd Ills oars stuffed when the state laws
have been set at defiance right under
lie has allowed road houses to run
riot in the two-milo limit ; ho has never
attempted to do his duty by suppressing
prize-fighting or nuy other brutal sport
forbidden by the laws. Ills most ardent
backers to-day are the dangerous
classes the toughs and thugs and
keepers of road houses nud bad re
sorts throughout the county. A man
who will not do his duty without fear or
favor in enforcing the law has no busi
ness in the sheriff's ofllco.
Another nnd equally serious objection
is his membership in the school board.
In that position ho has wrought incal
culable mischief and positive damage
to our schools by using the patronage
of the schools and his influence in
awarding contracts , purchasing school
sites nnd supplies , to personal and po
litical supporters nnd using the patron
age and influence of the alioritl'a ofllco
with its numerous bailiffs and favorites
to manipulate school board nominating
caucusscs a u A elections.
In the hands of a man like Sheriff Co-
burn , the power exerted through his
double capacity as sheriff and member
of the board of education becomes posi
vim vnoAO-aAuais vm\v. \
In dealing with the question of n via
duct and union depot project property
owners and business men generally
should take the broadgaugeview. .
Nobody contends that the railroads are
entitled to a dollar of subsidy from this
elty for any needed improvement they
may make here , and nobody will deny
that wo have boon crippled anu out
growth retarded by the failure of the
Union Pacific to carry out its original
contract with this city.
It is not a question of past damages
now , but of benefits to bo derived. Con
ceding that the Union Pacific and B. &
M. roads will bo obliged to give us bet
ter depot facilities at sonio future time ,
the question is whether wo can afford
to deprive oursolv-cs of the ad
vantages that will accrue by the
immediate construction of the Tenth
street viaduct and union depot.
Hcduccd to a mathematical problem the
question is will the city of Omaha gain
ono hundred and fifty thousand dollars
by settling the terminal nnd transfer
controversy at once. Will not the
building of this depot and viaduct bo
worth three times ono hundred and
fifty thousand dollars as nn advertise
ment abroad and as a lover for booming
Omaha real estate values , by the mo
mentum given through the raising of
the traffic embargo , and the removal of
the impediment to travel in and out of
Omaha without danger , discomfort and
In other words , will the ono hundred
and fifty thousand dollar bonus de
manded by the union depot company
prove n. . paying investment to the taxpaying -
paying property owners and ront-paying
business men , on whoso prosperity de
pends the income of the real estate
JUSTICE like truth is slow , but it
rarely fails to reach its destination. It
took the federal land 'office suvou and a
half years to roach the frauds perpe
trated by the McCook land office in
1882 , "but the decision is sufficiently em
phatic to compensate for tbo delay.
The assistant secretary of the interior
affirms the charges maUo by THE BKE
that the men in charge of the McCook
land ofllco conspired with a dozen or
moro political strikers to secure control
of the laud on Stinking Water crook
and rob honest settlers of the right
of entry. The fraud was so open
nnd glaring that the participants
did not attempt a denial , but
like Bill Tweed they defiantly asked ,
'What are you going to do about it ? "
The general land office answers by re
pudiating three of the fraudulent en
tries , and denouncing the conspiracy
against the laws of the land. The de
cision is a rebuke to Gilbert M. Laws ,
who was then nn olllcial in the McCook
land office , and who connived at the
frauds , no now seeks to misrepresent
in congress the people ho conspired
As was expected , the decision in the
contested Tunnel precinct returns ,
which involved the political complexion
of the Montana legislature , was in favor
of the democrats. Tno odds wore
against the republicans from the start.
There ; is no doubt , but that the Northern
Pacific grading gangs were coerced into
voting the democratic ticket , but the
claim that republican votes wore not
counted was refuted by the fact that a
majority of the election judges were re
publicans. The decision of the court
was in accordance with established pre
cedents. The settlement of the contro
versy will enable the president to issue
his statehood proclamation at ouco.
TUB Missouri Pacific- ispenny wise
nnd pound fooleh" ! in opposing a viaduct
over its trades on West Loavonworth
street. A few accidents at the crossing
would cost the company moro than its
share of the cost of the structure. Pub-
lie safety demands the improvement ,
and the city authorities have the power
to compel it.
A WASHINGTON1 contemporary has just
discovered that 1'iorre , "of which few
people in the east had heard until re
cently , " Is u "stirring nnd prosperous
city. " If the wise men of the east will
follow the star of empire westward they
will see moro stirring and prosperous
towns than they over dreamed of.
DOHMAN B. EATON , the famous civil
service reformer , calls upon clergymen
to direct their Thanksgiving sermons
toward scouring purity In elections. To
give the suggestion practical clfeot Urn
preachers should strike the "strikers"
at the polls on election day ,
It would Mcfui that Prlnco Hlsmarclcpor-
Miadcd the cznr to temper his ap-prcsslTe
policy pondhi ) : tin attempt to gottlo the cnst-
ern dinicultV'Uy calling another Berlin con
ference. Th'o'VTsIt of the German emperor
to Constantinople will , thcruforo , have unus
ual significant , as ho will bo preceded by
Count Hcrbbrt Dlsnmrclr , who It commis
sioned to uejSbtlJito upon the lines ot tha
chancellor's hrbjoct. The next step will bo
the conference dt Italian nnd Austrian pro-
mlors with Uiamatck. England , Turkey and
perhaps Spnfn seem destined to lorm n second
line of defense hbont the central European
aillanco. It may not bo pleasing to the average -
ago JJrltl3hor-tobo classed with tbo odds nnd
ends ot the continent In this gigantic league
of. peace , but everything points In that direc
tion. The Urlttsh liberals continue to doubt
Lord Sallibury's diplomatic assertion ttmt
England's ' hands nro free. Assuming that
tno czar lias really yielded to Utsmarck's
desire to bring about another conference , the
developments of the scheme , atop by stop ,
will lorm ono of the moat Intcrcsllngstudics
in public affairs. The genius of Ulsmnrck is
nothing If not bold , The alternative of n
new trcnty or war puts many elements in his
favor. No other diplomat in Europe is In n
position to formulnto another combination or
method of adjustment , and Russia , the only
power ready to begin hostilities , has boon
fairly cntrnppod in the net of her own weav
ing. Europe increased Its armaments bo-
cnuso Itussla did , anil she has been bcnton at
her own game.
It appears evident that Bismarck nroposos
to tnako permanent tno legislation against
the socialists whlon has hitherto been tem
porary. Should the bill to this effect bo
passed by the rclchstag , a repeal of It hereafter -
after will bo almost impossible owing to the
cxtromo difficulty of obtaining under any
circumstances n liberal majority In the bun-
desrath or upper house of the German par
liament. When the now law is placed upon
tun statute bock , n considerable fraction of
the Gorraun people will ilnd itself deprived ,
not for a brief term of years , but for nn in
definite period , of privileges shared by all
the other subjects of the kaiser. Among
thpso privileges ura these which Americans
count most precious , viz. , the right of as
sembling , and right of free spceoli from the
platform or through the press. Those rights
hundreds of thousands of Gorman citizens
are to lese for no bettor reason than bccauso
they urofnss the principles of statonoumllsm ,
principles which Prince Bismarck has in no
snmli measure carried out In his workmen's
insurance acts. Against such discriminative
legislation the progressists or Now German
liberals ( as the uncompromising opponents
of the chancellor now prefer to call them
selves ) are certain to protest. It is also ex-
poctcd that many of the clericals will join in
remonstrance , seeing that they have often
combined to with the socialists In districts
where neither party has boon , singlc-handud ,
strong enough to elect its candidate. Un
fortunately , the genuine liberals were ru-
duccd to n remnapt at the last general elec
tion , and even with the help of all tbo
clericals , as woll'os the Poles and Danes ,
\voula still form only a minority of the
reichstag. If the national-liberals debcrveu
the latter half oMheir double name , they
would not permit the permanent disfrna-
chUcment of a largo part of the electorate.
Whatever the wisJom of the plan of in
creasing her defensive lorce , Franco is fully
committed to it ; 'Sinco ' 1874 , when she lirst
begun to build a defensive barriur on her
eastern frontier , ? 075,000UH , ( ) have been spent
on the worlc ; untlfurther lurgo credits must
sot bo voted. I'ho ( prooossd doubling of the
Sixth nrm.v corpa at Nancy , thus bringing
It up to war strength , shows u determination
to carry out the plan ; nnd if it is to bo fol
lowed up at the various citnps a declaration
of war would sco at least 2riO,000 men immo
bile on the eastern frontier alonu. The ques
tion , therefore , is whether the army can
stand tills drain. In time of war the French ,
stuff could count on the services of no less
than 4,103io5 ( men , of whom 13,025,2.71 , , would
bo fully tminod soldiers who had served in
the standing army for periods varying from
three to five years. On the 1st of January
next the now recruiting law , which , wus
passed by the chamber iu July last , will go
in force. By this law service in the nctivo
army was reduced from five to three years ,
and its eventual effect will DO to give the
country more fully trained soldiers than are
under arms at present. The organization
necessary to bring such vast masses of men
in the field is identical with that which exists
in Germany ; and experiments have shown
that the work of mobilization would not ho
attended by any great diBlculty. The rail
way problem will bo the chief factor ; butthu
railway rolling stock is BO efficient that , if
properly distributed , the concentration and
strategical deployment of all of the French
Hold armies could bo carried out simultane
ously directly after the mobilization of each
corps In its own district.
The .young king of Slam is a ruler with
ideas of progress , nnd he is likely to malco
farao for himself by bringing his country
Into line with the march of events. Wo
have reason to regard this young eastern po
tentate with friendly interest , for ho seems
to have a special lllnug for Americans , and
greatly admires our enterprise and Inven
tions. A while ago ho told our consul at
Bangicolc that ho hoped buforo long to see u
line of American steams plying to his capi
tal. Ho was sure there were promising op
portunities for trade , for Siam would bo
glad to buy many of our manufactures , and
ho believed wo could purchase rico cheaper
iu Slam than elsewhere. The king is moro
fortunate thuu some potentates , for his noo-
plo are loyal and peaceful ; ho has no debts ,
public or private , to mar the pleasure of existence -
istonco ; his annual revenues have Invariably
exceeded bis expenditures , and thcro ia no
prospect that any greedy western power will
gobble up his country. Ill * little state is
wedged in botwepn the Untlsh nnd French
possessions in A8)ft ) nl > d these poivom 'nro
glad to bo'soparatqd by neutral ground. In
tbo words of a .French diplomatist : "If
thcro had been no.SIam wo should have had
to make one. "
Emperor AVlUia n'fa journeying for the
presunt your uramot yet ondud , but already
ho is making up'his ' "schedule , " in base ball
phrase , for 1690. ' " The czar has invited him ,
it is said , to witness the Russian military re
view next Bummer ; nnd the chief signifi
cance ot this invitation Is its indication that
the Russian monarch docs not intend to go
to war with Gormauy nt present. Mean-
wnllu , the sco no interest will soon bo re
moved from AJbcns to Constantinople ,
whither , after , } p\ir \ of the PoloDonnesus ,
Emperor Wllllnuf will betake himself , and
where the political part of his journey will
bo played. This may create far moro anx
ious interest among the diplomats than tbo
pomp and splendor of the nuptial ceremonies
at Athens. But the Greeks who are ex
citedly watching for the fulfillment of tbo
prophecy , now so much quoted that the
mosque of St. Sophia in Constantinople will
bo restored to Christian worship unaer the
rule of a Greek emperor named Constan
tine with wlfo named Sopnia will have
plenty of time to get cool. King George is a
man not yet forty-four years old , undoubt
edly possessing 110 desire or intention to n'l-
dlcato for the pur | > ese of verifying or falsi
fying in the experience of his heir apparent
an ancient saying ,
Madagascar U about to cause more trouble
for the French if it bo true , an reported , that
the Ilora government is preparing to declare
the protectorate nt on end. Only after n
costly war , prolonged through several sea
sons , was Franco nblo to establish this pro *
tectorato , nnd the queen of Madagascar , or
the quocn of the Ilovns , na the French per
sist In calling her , was finally Induced to
make pcnco only by Iho moderation of
French pretensions. Hardly hud the now
arrangement boon consummated before dis
putes under It broke out , and nt ono tlmotho
French resident , General Do Vilcrs , hauled
down his flag nud threatened to leave the
country. The Malagasy government could
make n good fight ngnln , should It resolve on
independence. In the former trouble , when
an Englishman , Colonel Willoughby , com
manded the native troops , the ilovas had
succeeded in nmnufncturing their own cart
ridges nnd oven , It Is said , In casting cannon ,
as the French ships kept tuo island closely
blockaded. Perhaps , however , the present
quarrel may be smoothed over as preceding
ones have been , Experience hag taught the
French the policy of making some conces
sions in .Madagascar , rather than go to the
expense of war ,
General Diaz , president of Mexico , cnmo
Into power in 1870 , ns on advocate of thoono-
term principle , which was soon afterward
definitely established by an amendment to
the constitution made for that purpose. It
was Rtill possibln , however , for a president
to bo re-elected after ono Intervening term ,
and this happened to General Diaz , who ,
after Gouzalos had hold the office louryonrs ,
from 1SSO to 1SS4 , was chosen again. His
second' term proved as vnluablo to Mexico
ns his first , nnd for the solo purpose ot keep-
iug him in office , the constitution was ro-
ntnondcd by striking out the old restriction ,
the great majorities by which this was af
fected nttcsllntr the popularity of Diaz. In
1BS3 , accordingly , ho was re-elected with
scarcely moro than a show of opposition.
Now , it appears , n movement Is begun lookIng -
Ing to the perpetuation of his rulcrshlp
throueh a third successive term. Whether
this is wise the Mexicans will soon have to
Costa Rica is in the midst of a hot political
light , growing out of a ministerial crisis a
not uncommon occurrence iu thathot-hcudod
little province. Exactly what. s the trouble
i hnra to make out , but in an Interview with
Scnor Jlmincz , who lately resigned from the
cabinet , that ccntlcmau leaves it to bo In-
1 erred that one of the principal causes is the
proposition to form a Central American
union. IIo is strongly opposed to it and
frankly said : "In the event of Us becoming
n necessity for Costa Rica to unite with any
foreign power it would bo far hotter for her
to bo annexed to the United fatatca. " The
fatal obstacle In the way of the sonor's pro
gramme is that the United States docs not
want Costa Rica. It would bo much better
for nil Hie Central American states to join in
a confederation or union modeled after tha
Unltcu States ns closely as practicablennd
then obtain as tavor.iblo treaty us they can
The Saddest ol' All.
Of all tbu sad and gloomy words
That mankind over writ ,
Thcro are no sadder ones to mo
Than these two : "Please remit. "
St. Lnnls Globe-Democrat.
Ben Butler is at work on his memoirs ;
that Is to say , ho is preparing a history of
the war period thoroughly impregnated with
the elixir of cussedtiess.
Mr. Edison has succeeded in putting A very
human cry into a lifeless doll , but ho has not
succeeded in removing the vociferous cry
from a live baby. There nro loats beyond
even the reaches of the genius of an Edison.
Ihoro is nothing in the constitution uro-
hibiting tbo marriage ot American girls to
foreign persons with titles , but it almost
seems that tbero ought to bo. "American
girla for Americans" mlcht at least ho put on
the flag with the now stars.
8ICXICAN hOLiDltiRS MUTINY.
1 liny ( tihont Down Their Superior
Olllccrs And Kscape.
NEW YOUK , Nov. 1. A City of Mexico
special says a serious mutiny occurred among
the escort on the up train from Vcra Cruz
Tuesday evening. A corporal and four
privates attacked their superior officers , se
verely wounding a lieutenant and killing a
sergeant outright. The affair occurred just
after the train had left Appaco , and the ob
ject of the mutineers , who wore forced re
cruits , seems to have been to stop the train
nnd oscupo. When the train was almost duo
at Soltepco tno mutineers climbed on the
engine with a view to forcing the engineer
to make a halt. Tno engineer was an Amer
ican and the ilrcuian a Mexican , and both
were bonvily firmed. Seeing that they would
probably fall in their attempt , the ring
leaders Jumped from the train , but so un-
sklllfuliy that one was run over and cut in
two nnd the other four all moro or less in
jured. They succeeded , however , In getting
away. On the arrival at Soltepcc a detach
ment of rural gunrdn surrounded the cnrand
disarmed tbo remaining mutineers , who wore
secured and tnken t'o tha City of Mexico.
It is understood the men who escaped have
since been captured nnd broughvto the city
of Mexico. U is probable that the whole
party will he tried by court-martini and shot.
TKIUUIUaS TAIjH OP SUFFISniNG.
Trouble nnd Starvation Drive a Poor
NEW Yoitic , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram to
TUB UEB. | Mrs. John B. Uaron , wife of n
French tailor , has been taken to an insane
asylum , her mind wrecked from trouble and
starvation. Ilor husband was obliged to
give up work three weeks ago nnd go to
Hcllovuo hospital , where ho is dying. The
loss of his wages loft In destitution his wife ,
twin children , another baby nnd his aged
tnothor-in-lnw. Everything was pawned for
food except the sowing machine and rickety
btovo , two chnirs and a crib. With little to
oat and nothing to hopefor. . Mra. Duron foil
a victim to melancholia. She refused food
and guvo it to the children. Ycstcrdny HUU
was seized with convulsions and
hugccd nor uauy so closely slio
nearly suffocated It. The old
grandmother , weak from want of food ,
struggled with the crazed mother nnd fmnllv
released the infant , but not until it wus
nlaclt iu the face. The Infuriated woman
then grappled with her mother nnd throttled
her. With difficulty the two little children
released her fingers , when she turned upon
ono of the boys , six years old , nnd nearly
choked him to death before the screams of
the children aroused the ii
A French Count In Prison.
NBW YORK , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram
toTiinUEE.J Wlllinta C. Tenor , known in
Franco ns Count do Vermont , pleaded guilty
Monday before Judge Marline , in the court
of general sessions , to an indictment for
forgery in the second decree. Ho was sen
tenced to five years' hard labor In stuto
prison yesterday , The forgeries were for
about $100 by check * alleged to. bo given by
small tradesmen on city bantu.
Moro Navnstm Hloters Arrive.
rjALTinoun , Md. , No . 1. Tbo brigs Alioo
and Ho m a uco , with Navaija rioters on hoard
ninvod here this inorniug. They were
towed from Capo Henry by the United States
revenue uteamur Ewlng ,
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. fSpoclal Tulogram
to TUB HUB.J Bonds offered : $32,300 at
11.27 ; * 25IM > 0 at ll.
CAN ADMINISTER THE OATH ,
A Mayor's Appolntoo HUB Author
ity , Saya the Supreme Court.
FINAL DECISION STILL PENDS.
The ItcRlstrntlnn tinvr I'robnblr Con-
stitmionnl A Volcano Slrrllng
in the Supreme Clerk's
Oniec City in Urlof.
LIXCOLK ncniuu OP Tun OMAHA BBB , )
1O 1' STHF.CT , }
LINCOLNNeb. . , Nov. 1. )
Hcgnrdlnsf the Douglas county quo wnr-
rmnocaso , brought to test the constitution
ality of the registration law , heard yester
day specially through intcrvoncr's rights ,
the court eatd this inoining by Chief Justice
Hccsc , that thoughtful attention ' had been
given the matter , but that the constitution
ality of the net had not been examined ; that
there Is BO much doubt nbout the proper con-
strttctlon of the net as to whether the mayor
coma authorize others than the city clerk to
administer oath * that the court could give no
general opinion on tno ease this morning.
Judge Cobl > , said , howovcr , that thcro was
no question as to the ability of the maynr to
authorize a slnglo person to administer oaths
If the city clern was disabled , but whether
ono or nn indcllnlto number could bo author
ized n.uacro ,
It is said , by parties who claim to know ,
that the court will hold the law to bo con
io State's Property.
Wnltor A. Loose , temporary clorlc of the
supreme court , hns commenced nn invoice of
the state's property in the office he has been
called upon to fill. Bailiff Loblnglor is at
work on the state library. When questioned
ns to the progress of the work by TIIK BKB
representative , Mr. Lccsosald :
"Everything is nil right thus far. "
"Do you expect to run upon an y 'funuy
"N o , hut I'm bound to know what prop
erty 1'vo got to account to the stnto for when
I quit the office I'm ' holding temporarily.
Bcsiclos I want to know that everything is all
The Invoice was ordered on the day that
Mr , Lceso took elmrgo of the ofllco , and the
order was given quietly. Some of Mr.
Brown's friends took radical exceptions to
this , nnd nsked that two assistants bo un
pointed to aid Mr. Lobinglor in inukliig the
invoice. As there wai seemingly no diauosi-
tioti to do this ix rush was made to the ofllco
of Attorney Ilolmes.'ot the lira of Weoster
& Holmes , who has the bettlumotit of Mr.
Brown's estate In hand ; the situation was
stated to him nnd ho wus asked to send two
good men to the stnto library to assist Lo-
uingicr to check up as tholnvoico , progresses ,
nud , ns the saying goes , everything moves
merrily along. The assistants appointed and
now at work with the baililt uro in the inter
ests of Mrs Brown , who seeks to protect
herself nnd her husband's good name from
nuy unpleasant complications. "
"You don't expect Mr. Lccso to take any
unfair advantages of the late manageniontof
the office , do you 1" quorricJ Tim Bui : man
of ono of Mr. Brown's confidential friends
"N o ; but wo propose to look out for
breakers. There has been so much suid
about the management of the supreme clorlc
and liDmrian's office , the incoino , Deputy
Wheeler's disclaimers. Inquiries by legisla
tive assemblies ana the like that'wo can't
afford to take any chances. Guy A. Brown's
good natno is too precious for that. Now ,
see here , no now man can go into an ofllco
that hns been continuously run by two men
for twenty years nnd grapple with the de
tails of it In three or four dnys , and for him
to attempt u quiet Invoice without callluu for
asDistnn o is not only cheeky but presump
tuous. There Is no occasion for n move of
this kind , nnd wo propose that thcro shall bo
no mysteries and that everything shall show
up right as the invoice progresses. "
"Mr. Lobmgier , what were your orders
relative to the Invoice now m progress ! "
"I was ordered to assist in invoicing the
Nebraska reports or the books sold from
this office. "
"Who are assisting you ? "
"On the part of the estate , Mr. J. S.
Bishop and Mr. C. P. Fisherdiqk. The at
torney general und the newly nppointna
ilerk assisted in the count. Mr. II. II.
Wheeler was also there a part of the time.
1 should say , however , that the attorney
general and Mr. Whuoler were thcro as
spectators rather than as assistants. "
"What's the object of this invoice ? "
"I have never been authoritatively told ,
und can't speatc with any ccrtninty. "
The feeling in the clerk's office indicates
an open rupture ere long.
A Contemplated Conference.
At a meeting of the Trans-Missouri rail
road association , at Kansas City , Mo. , held
yesterday , it was decided that the roads
interested in the reduction of coal rates in
Nebraska should have a confercnco with the
state board of transportation on the subject.
The Pnxton hotel , Omaha , was therefore
ilxod upon as the plnco and 10 o'clock to
morrow morning the timo. Notice was co-
calved this morning to tl.is effect by the
board. After an informal conforoncc , however
over , the board decided it was boncatu its
dignity to run niter railroads , and it will
therefore bo represented by Messrs. Qnrber.
Gllklson and Gilchriat , the board of secre
taries. It is confidently expected that the
three G's will be nblo to hold the trans-Mis
souri association to the rack.
The feunromo Court.
To-day's proceedings of the supreme court
were as follows :
The following causes were argued and
submitted : Kice vs Saxon , Carlow vs Ault-
man , Kendall vs Alcshirc.
Bonnc.ll vs Nuckolls. This is an injunction
to restrain Iho county commissioners of
Nucuolls county from levying a tax to pay
the interest on court bouse bonds , voted in
1839 , under the act of 1839. Tbo county nu-
thorltios hiivo assessed taxes to the amount
of $1.50 per $1,000 , exclusive of tbo taxes
proposed to be levied to pny the interest on
the court IIOUBO bonds in question , and a
claim la made that this proposed interest
levy would bo in excess of the ID mills al
lowed by the constitution. The question of
the juricdictlon ofthe court was argued at
great length thut afuirnoon.
City NO\VB and Notes.
W. T. Hlchiirdson , of Butler county , prom
inent In politics in ana about David City , is
Judge Stewart gave the parties to the Mc
Allister will contest until No vein bar 0 to cite
Dr. Holyoke anil wife , uco Miss Grace
KnellliK , ' , returned last evening from their
As predicted , the registration commenced
this morning. But few over half of the voters
ers of the city had qualified themselves.
The Paul Wing Fong habeas corpus case
was ou trial bolero the county court this af
ternoon. It was amusing rather than BUIISU-
Emma C. , the twelve-year-old daughter of
Detective Pound , died nt noon to-day of con
gestion of tbu lungs. The funeral will take
place Sunduy ,
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Ilaylen has boon
postponed until Alonduy at IU o'clock. Tim
services will take place at tbo Cat hello
eh u roh nt Davoy.
Koliort 1C. Nelson , of Seneca , Kan , , aged
fifty , and Mra. Laura E. Uaimor , of this
city , aged thirty , wore married to-day by
Judce W. E. Stowurt. ;
Jefferson D. Hopper , wlm was shot In tbo
log in the riot nt the Burlington depot , in
Auuust , 188 * . compromised his 810,000 damage -
age suit for f 200 to-day.
Herman Maxwell filed a cross petition Iu
the district court to-day In the case of Albert
Welton vs John Bolingor. IIo lias a me
chanic's lion that ho wants uatlsllod.
Colonel C , Ilutcll was lined ta in the police
court to-day for astnult und battery on ono
McC'rackon , They occupy a double house
und n domestic rupture led to the assault.
The diy was u quiet one at republican
headquarters. Secretary Seoloy aays that
most of the local differences have been
heated and that a full party vote is expected.
The long expected telegram arrived last
evening nud Frank UoborUou aud Addle
HlfTonborlnk were made htuband and wife la
nliort order. Father , of courio , was will *
II. Goldwntor , who wits arrested Instnlght
for receiving stolen goods , was relented to
day , having turned over nil tbocoods claimed
by the complainant , Dr. E. C , Uonnott , of
Bolcow , Mo.
The "A .vlam street air"'nnd a Burlington
rmstcngor train collided nt the asylum cross
ing. Thedrlvor had a narrow escape. Illscar
was pitched from the track , but the passen
ger went his way us though nothing had hap
Mtw Alloo Hlltnor'g funeral took place
from the First Baptist church this after
noon. It was attondcirby the high school
claw of 1887 nnd a delegation ot university
KtmloniR , us well tn by a largo number of In
timate frlondg and relatives.
Tlio rainfall of yesterday afternoon ana
lust night was succeeded by snow , Which fell
In crcnt flake * until a Into hour to-dav. Tlio
Burlington weather bureau states thnttho
storm was general throughout the stato.
All the trains to-day were from twenty min
utes to three hours Into on account of it.
The Buslnr fl fllon ot * Omnlm ISxprcaa
To the Electors of tbo Third Judicial Dis
trict : Too much Importance cannot bo given
to the selection of our judiciary. An Inde
pendent , fcnrlesB , nblo nnd Incorruptible
bench , nil citizens arc interested In seeing es
tablished and maintained. The bench should
bo kept nloot from pnrtlimtn primaries , con
ventions and politics. It should bo non-pnr-
tisan. Two years ngo wo elected four judge *
by non-partisan movement who have honored
tlio position. Wo had supposed that the non-
partUnn urinclplq had been firmly establish
ed. There is uow an effort on loot to over
throw it which connot bo too severely cen
Wo appeal to j-ou to vote for Joseph It.
Clarksou to succcd Jiidgn Groff. While Mr.
Clarkson is a republican. In politics , ho was
selected by n largo meeting of the bar , our
most reputable nnd distinguished lawyers ,
without regard to party , Joining thctoln.
Tbo democratic convention has endorsed his
nomination , but the republican convention
has nominated n partisan candidate. While
wo regard the nomination of the barns high
evidence of the qualifications nnd Illness of
Mr. Clarkson , nntl believe thut by reason of
his greater ago and experience , ho has it
higher claim upon the suffrages than Mr.
Davis , wo place our appeal to you principally
upon the Importance of withdrawing the
Judiciary from the unseemly nm > discredit
able contentions of party primaries , conven
tions nnd politics. Let us uphold the in
tegrity and honor of the bench. Lot us
meet tho. attempt to overthrow the nonpartisan -
partisan principle with determined resist
ance und overwhelming defeat.
Woodman Linseed oil works.
George II. Hammond & Co. , by Hy. H. Me-
day , ma-ingor , packers South O in a mi.
W. Li. Parrotto & Co. , wholesale hat nnd
Leo , Clarke. Androcson Hardware company ,
E. M. Androcscu , secretary and treasurer.
Charles A. Coe , wholesale boots nnd shoes ,
Puxton & Gallagher , wholesale grocers.
Harrow & Logan , wholesale hats nnd caps.
American Hand Sowed Shoe company.
Gil moro & Hulio , wholesale clothiers.
C. B. Kmtin.
Kincindnll , Jones & Co. , wholesale boots
D. M. Steele & Co. , wholesale grocers.
Williams , Van Aoruaui & Harto , wholesale
boots nud shoos.
Louis Bradford , wholesale lumber.
James J. Brown.
Acme Pressed Brick company.
Thomas F. Tuttle , insurance.
George A. Hongland , wholesale lumber.
Sloan , Johnson &Co. , wholesale groccra.
McOlurg Cracker company.
Drexel & Foil , contractors anil stone work
Richardson drug company.
Bemls Omnha bag company.
Kibble & Smith , cuinmls&iou.
.1. W. Walker , commission.
The Emerson scod company.
Milton Ilogurs & Sous , wholesale and retail
Kcnminl class nnd paint company.
W. F. Fulis , manager Wrn. S. Wilson < fc Co. ,
wholesale tobacco and cigars.
Charles Shivericlr & Co. , wholesale and re
A. C. Dreibus , wholesale confectionary.
J. II. Boonskia.
Omaha Rubber Co.
Turner & J. y. hats nnd caps.
Churchill Pump Co.
E. T. Woiant , Mgr. , for A. L. Dean Si Co. ,
safes and vaults. '
Ilector & Wllholmy Co. , wholesale hard
L. Klrsclit & Co. , wholesale liquors and
John A. Wakcflold , wholesale lumber.
Max Meyer , wholesale Jewelry.
B. A. Luuman , of Pontius , Gatcli & Lau-
man , china und glassware.
S. A. Orchard , Wholesale and retail car
Consolidated Coffee Co. , W. N. Cole , Mgr.
Meyer & Itaupko , wholesale grocers.
Murks Bros. , Saddlery Co.
E. L. Stone , of Deivoy & Stone Furuituro
i'oyolto Bros. & Co. , commission.
P. Hocco Bros. & Co. , ooinuiisslon.
J. T. Robinson Notion company , wholesale
Lombard Investment company.
A. F. Bosobcs & Co. , cold storage nnd com
Charles J. Boll , manager K. G. Dunn & Co.
Sopor , Wells & Co. , wholesale lumber.
F. II. Davis , cashier First National bank.
John S. Brady , of McCord , Brady & Co. ,
Parhn , Orendorft & Martin company , agri
Allen Koch , , of Kirkpatrick , Koch Dry
Goods company , wholesale dry gcods.
A. C. Powell , cashier American Loan nnd
Miller & Gunderson , Hash nnd door mill.
F. W. Brown , of Cotswurth Lumber com *
D. C. Dunbar & Co. , publishers.
C. N. Doit : ; , wholesale and retail lumber.
G. D. Wyatt , wholesale and retail lumber.
A , A. Stiger , of Kollcy , Stlger & Co. , drj
Omaha Paint nnd Oil company.
Gwm & Dunmlre , guns nnd ammunition.
J. J. Dickey.
George Puttcraon , of Nebraska Fuel com
Poiuy & Sogelke "
Mete & Brother.
Omaha Packing Co. , by James Vines , jr. ,
Armur , ( Juilahy Packing Co. , K. A. Cudnhy.
Swift & Co. , by A. C. Foster.
Gibson , Miller & Kichardson.
E. W. Nnsh.
Oman a & Grant Smelting and Refining Co. ,
by Guy C. Bartou. president.
M. II. Bliss.
T. J. Bcurd & Bro.
James Morton & Son.
Chun. E. Foru , cushier Douglas County
Douglas County Bank.
Byron llccil Co. , A. L. Ilcod , sec'y.
Dexter L. Thomas.
Liulngor & Metcitlf Co.
W. A. Pnxton.
D. B. Bowman ,
Thompson , Beldon & Co , , by C. C Beldca.
Her & Co.
ti. P. Mor o ti Co.
Freelund. Loom IB & Co.
N. B. Falconer.
William Barr Dry Goodi company ,
W. A. L. Gibbon.
W. ( A. Sloan , mayor of South Omaha.
Hugh Mtirohy. contractor.
Frank Johnson , Bank of Commerce.
Board otTuhllo Works.
At tbo meeting of the board of publlo
works yesterday afternoon the following
estimates were allowed :
J. E. Klloy & Co. . paving , f3.000.78- , & P.
Fox , paving , * lK10.'ja
J. L. Murphy was awarded tha contract
for grading Urovo street from Dodge to
Davenport at IS cents per cubic yard.
Frank L. Kooves k Co. were awarded the
contract for bulldlnga soner m district No.
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