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THE OMAHA DAILY BELIQNI > AY , NOVEMBER 17 , 1890 ,
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UNKASY lies the head that wears a
Mil. JAY GOULD displays all his ol
vigor In lils latest bear hunt.
A TittrsT among the llroworlis con
panics indicates an upward tendency 1
prices as well as in product.
IT will bo Interesting to observ
whethertlio railroads will l > o ' 'short c
facilities" at the next session of th
demoralization hoa seize
insurance rates in the Fourth wart
Voters can make tholr own terms durin
the ensuing two weeks.
DU-I-ONVILIK ronl cstuto is lookin
up. The proposed vindication of Sidne ,
will have a tendency to transform Spoo
Lake into a summer resort.
IK Dlogcnos wont abroad In the Plftl
ward at the present tlrao ho would re
qulro a portable tire light to discover
competent man among the aspirants fo
IK the railroads want to ( jot the pot
pie "hot , " lot them leave the peopl
short of coal in the face of a cold winter
' .This process will make it warmer th
railroads , too.
Tun council combine Is ready to swa
nnythlng and everything 'for a no\
lease of power. The handwriting 01
the wall cannot bo wiped out with cor
WIIKN local corporations actively ir
terost themselves In behalf of boodl
councllmcn , it is time for business mo
nnd tnxpaxors to cot together to protuc
the common interests.
TIIK franohised corporations nro per
Jilciously active in pushing the interest
of tholr tools in the council. Their sup
port of tiny candidate is conclusive proo
of the betrayal of public interests.
Tun young emperor of Germany ha
given a quarter of a million dollars t
the man who claims to have discovers
n euro for consumption. What would In
give to tho'man who should discover i
cure for socialism ?
FHANCIS A. WALKKR is usually ;
fair-minded man , but too much importance
tanco should not bo attached to his crlti
clams of Superintendent Porter. JI
vros the head of the tenth census and a
unsuccessful candidate for head of th
present one. Some allowance should b
limdo for poor human nature.
HENUY VILLAKD , who has boon ii
Europe for moro than a year , is now 01
lile way homo. The upheaval in Wai
utreot has affected seine of the prop
crtios in which ho is largely interests
line ! unset ono or two of the firms will
which ho has dealt extensively. Iti
announced , however , that ho is hlrasol
In no danger of coinff down in th
Bquall. The public generally wll
Avisli to see this announcotnont prov
iruo. Vlllard Is a man of marvelous on
terprlso nnd lias rallied superbly frori
the disasters which have horotofor
overtaken him. Ho has a sldo partno
that never falls him in a Dnancln
cyclone. Ills partner's name is Mrs
Villard and eho has alwaj-s managed t
eave onoiigh from out of the wreck t
Itoop the wolf from the door.
TIIK production of stool in the Unllot
States , as shown by the investigations o
the oouBusburcuuhaa grown onorraousli
during the past ten years. The tola
output in the form of ingots and cast
Ings aggregates in round numbers foui
imd a half million tons , an increase o
two hundred and ninety per cent. Toi
years ago the industry was confined U
fourteen states. Now there are nlno
teen states onpagod In the industry
Pennsylvania loads both iu product nni
porcoutof increase , followed by Ohli
.oudllllnols. Alabama , California , Colorado
rado , Indiana , Michigan , Virginia am
AVost Virginia nro now producers o
Btool , and Rhode Island and Vermont
nbandonod its manufacture , The pro
ductlon of Bessemer stool rails shows re
inarkablo growth Increasing from BOVOI
nnd a half million tons InlSSOtotwi
million tons in 1800. All branches o
the stool Industry have advanced in Hki
MCEXSt ) ACT VX
Thosu | > remocoartof thoUnllcil State
lust \vcek rendered a decision which de
cluros that licensing-tho sale ol liquor
Is a inaltor which does not como wlthl
the MOIXJ of the federal constitution o
laws , and hence is to bo controllu
wholly by the states.
The cuse wns taken to the court fror
California. A retail liquor seller in Sa
Francisco tipplled to tlio police commit
sloncrs for n i-cnowal of his license. Th
nnplleatlon wus dcnlod on the grouu
that his plnco of Tnislncss had n ba
reputation. lie continued selling , hov
ever , and was arrested for violating th
btatohvw which forbids flic sale of llquc
without a license , Thereupon ho insl
tutcd habeas corpus proceedings in th
federal circuit court and was by tht
tribunal 'discharged from the custody <
the state ofTJccrs on Iho ground that th
municipal ordinance of San Frnnclsc <
empowering the police commissioners t
grant or refuse licenses for the sale (
liquor , was unconstitutional , inosmuc
as it mndo the dealer's business dopen
upon the arbitrary will of others , and i
that respect denied to him the equi
protection of the laws.
The decision of the supreme courl
Justice Field delivering the opinion , r <
verses the decision of the circuit cour
and declare * thnt the right to sell Ii
toxicating liquors is not tin Inhercr
right ol the citlzon'v that the rleht (
citizens to pursue any lawful businci
under the equal protection of the laws :
subject to such restrictions a ? may b
deemed essential by government to th
bsifety , health , pcaco and good order <
society. It maintains In its broadest GJ
tent the police power of the federal state
to restrain the retail trufllo in liquors b
moans of licenses. It is hold that in th
regulation .of the trafllo in liquoj
discretion may be vested in officers ted <
cldo to whom to grant and to whom I
refuse liquor licenses. The ofilcors ma
not , says the opinion , always exorcis
Iho power conferred on them with wl
dom or justice to the parties affoctci
but that is a matter which does n <
affect the authority of the state , or or
which can bo brought under the cogni :
anco of the courts of the United State
The court could not perceive that tl :
ordinance under which the arrest wi
mndo violated any provision of tl :
federal constitution or laws and thor
fore rovor&ed the order discharging th
liquor dealer irom custody.
That this decision is good law an
sound common sense doubtless will nc
bo questioned. It fully disposes of a
doubt as to the authority of the state
In the exorcise of their police powers , t
regulate and control the sale of into : :
eating liquors by licenseAs the decij
Ion. deals wholly with the liconsin
power it Is conclusive on that point , s
that all states having license laws ca
foci perfectly becuro against federal ii
TAHIFP MODIFICATION PJIOSPEGTS.
Colonel Carson , the clerk of the waj
and moans committee , who is also th
chief representative of the Phlladelphl
Ledger at "Washington , says in tlu
paper that there.is no likelihood whai
ever that any offbi't to reopen the tari
question at the coming session will b
countenanced by the republican leadoi
In either brunch of congress. Ho ropn
sonts these leaders as believing that 1
so far as the tariff act influo.nced the r <
suit of the olccfion'itwas becaiibo of rnii
representation and lack of opportunit
to answer the ussaults rnudo upon ii
They therefore will insist that the noi
act shall bo given a falr.trial and wi
resist all attempts to make any change
whatever at the approaching sessiot
Measures proposing modifications mu.
go to the ways and moans committe <
whoro.according to the excellent authoi
ity of the clerk of the committee , the
will assuredly bo entombed. In tli
opinion of the same authority there ]
reason to believe that if the liouso coul
have an opportunity to vote on sopara !
b lls to make salt , lumber , wool , bindin
twine and other commodities free , ante
to restore the former rate on tin platt
eomo of them would prevail , but specii
care will bo taken to preclude such u
opportunity. "Indeed , " further saj
this authority , "it is doubtful whothc
the ways and means committee will eve
report a bill to correct nn error mad
in engrossing the tariff act by whic
the paragraph allowing rebate on manu
fuctured tobacco was omitted , for th
reason * that should such a bill bo pn
sonted to the housolt would ba in ordoi
to attach paragraphs to It In the form o
amendments assailing the rates of tin
tariff schedules. " ,
This is not absolutely conclusive as t
the Intention of the ways and moan
committee , but it Is very good nuthorit ;
regarding them , and therefore may b
accepted as Indicating that the pros
poets for any modification of the noi
tariff act by the present congress an
very small. It Is not difficult to under
stand that there are strong objections ti
a general reopening of this question
but there la no valid reason why olgh
men in the house of representative
should rcf use to permit any change to b
made In a Inw which the popular judg
raont of the country does not su talr
particularly in the event of propose !
changes- coming from the ropubllcn
sldo of the house , as doubtless some will
If the committee shall pursue the arhl
trary course suggested as probable byil
clerk , the effect upon public opinion li
very likely to bo unfavorable , and us
surodly the republican party would losi
thereby. The theory that there wns no
opportunity for the supporters of tin
now law to properly explain or for th
people to fully understand Its chamoto
will not bo so generally accepted n
these who oppose modifications may be
Hove. Any attempt to generally changi
the now schedules would undoubted ! ;
unsettle business to a considerable ox
tout , but it Is possible to make a numbo
of very Important modifications withou
any such danger.
The now state of Wyoming olecto
her first United States senator Saturdn
in the person of Hon. J. M. Carey c
Choyennp. The choice Is -worthy oni
and much above the average of our noi
stutcs , which the democratic press c
tho' east contemptuously describe a
pocket boroughs and mining camps. '
Senator Carey Is the most roprosontc
tlvo man of Wyoming. IIo has grow
with the growth of the territory nnd It
ndmlhslon to statehood was moro hi
personal triumph than that of any otho
man. IIo has represented Wyoming n
Washington as a delegate for severn
years. A year ngo ho realized Unit th
tlmo for an nggreeslvo flgh
for statehood had como , am
ho loft Chuycnno for the national capita
with the determination of nccompllBhlii |
it If slconlcs energy could do It. It wa
well understood In Wyoming that it tli1
tiling was not done by the present repul
lican congress nnd administration i
might not como for ten or twenty yoarc
The fight wns hard nnd , at times , almoa
hopeless , but It wns won nt last , nn
Carey receives his fitting reward 1
Wyoming's virgin scnatorsliip.
The senator from Wyoming la a large
brained man , in the prlmo of life , a
able lawyer and n. strong public speakci
IIo is thoroughly Imbued with thoonlot
prising western spirit and a profound be
llovor in the ultimate greatness c
Wyoming. , It Is refreshing to bo able t
say as inucn of a senator from a no *
western state , and It is to bo hoped thn
Wyoming will keep up to her slundar
In choosing Carey's colleague.
COMPARATIVE I'ASSKSQKR FAKES ,
Railroad Btattstlcans have from tlm
to tlmo produced columns of figures t
show that freight nnd passenger rate
have been steadily reduced until noi
they have reached a point as low n
these prevailing in Europe. Indeed i
is no uncommon assertion that Aracr
can railroad rates , service nnd cauli
mcnt considered , nro in mnny respect
cheaper than in the old world , eve :
where the roads nro operated by th
government. And this is ono of th
strong points urged to she w the sum
riority of private over govornmentownci
ship of common carriers.
At a recent mooting of the manufni
turers' club of Philadelphia , Prof. EC
mund J. James dolivorcdt a lecture o
passenger fares in Europe nlid produce
figures to prove that no railroad in th
United States has yet reduced fare
within fifty per cent of these provuilin
in portions of the old world.
A year ago the government of Austrl
ordered a swcouing reduction of the a
ready low pabsongor faros In Hungary
and the success of the experiment wti
sufficient to warrant its Introductlo
throughout the Austrian empire. Tl )
usual faro for third clcss IB equal to si
and a half mills per tnilo. A thousan
milo ride in Austria costs six do
lars npd a half , instead of nbou
twenty dollars ns in the United States
Suburban rates are still lower. A trl
of six miles or loss can bo made for tw
cents , twelve miles for four cents
twenty-four miles for eight cents , whil
'monthly nndyearly tickets can bo ha
at a lessor rate. . Like service by the rail
roads at populous cities in the Unltoi
States is rarely less than ono cent pb
mile , or nearly four times the Austria :
rate , while the long distance seconi
class rate , five hundred miles and over
averages ono and three-quarters cant
per milo nnd two cents for first class.
Admitting the claim of supcrlo
equipment , increased' first cos , ! ani
operating expenses , there is no valid ron
son why passenger fares in the Unltoi
Statosshould bo from three to six time
greater. The density of population i :
Austria is vastly greater than in thi
country , but nn American travels'
thousand miles on the average to th
hundred traveled by the Austrian.
The experience of Austria affirm
what is frequently demonstrated in thi
country , that the lower Iho rate th
greater the patronage. Traffic invar :
ably increases in proportion to the re
ductiou , nnd the railroad profits by
policy which keeps all wheels in raotio :
and its operatives actively employed.
Prof. James' investigation throws
clear light on the exorbitant tolls t
American railways and suggests th
wisdom ol applying iu this country th
principles so successful in the old worlt
A ffBKDLKSS GOA.li FAMINE.
The possibility of a coal famine alon
the lines of the Union Pacific railroad i
a matter of very serious concern. Ac
cording to our advices the present suj
ply of soft coal Is very short on the lin
of the road , and the incoming supply i
unequal to the demand in spite of th
fact that the mines i are being worko
on half time.
The only rational explanation is tha
the Union Pacific railway lacks su
ficient transportation facilities. A
ordinary winteu-blockado of a few day
will cause the public to pay dearly fo
the Union Pacific's failure'to provld
necessary transportation facilities for th
conduct of its business , , which i
equally the business of the cities am
towns along its lines.
No time should , bo wasted , however
in excuses or criticism , since noitho
will increase the supply of coal or rotar <
the cold weather -which will onormousl ;
Increase the demand. What the com
fort of the people of Western Nobrask
now demands is that every effort bo pu
forth to hasten the transportation c
coal from the western mines and tha
arrangements ba entered into with otho
railroads to forward enough coal fror
eastern sources to inaho up the short
And this should bo done without un
duly Increasing the prlco of coal o
transportation to the consumers , win
are the victims of the situation ratho
than the cause of it A coal famine wl ]
bo a needless calamity. The railroad
should provldo against it as far as pea
slblo. This is not a good time to add an ;
now bitterness to the fooling which th
people of the west already entertain 1 ;
regard to tholr treatment at the hand
of the railroads.
JAY GOULD'S figures on railroad earn
Ings nro Interesting , if true. lie dt
clurcs that the western and southwestern
orn systems have lost twenty-two nnd i
half million dollars during the pas
eighteen months through Iho failure c
the companies to maintain rigid rates
, So iur as Gould is personally concerned
this enormous loss , calculated from six
ond-hand figures , dooa not trouble hlrr
but his soul is plunged in grlof as h
thinks of the sufferings of others. "Th
stocks and bonds of 'thbso properties ,
ho says , "are hold by thousands of It
vostors in the cast , and upon the pro ;
pority of these roads mnny small invosl
ors depend for dividends upon which t
llvo. " To Btivjo thqm from starvnllo
the generous J3onpod \ into the mnrkc
nnd rl ked his millions. * Could phllm
thropy do moro ? Ai a protector of ii
nocont lambs , of widows and orphan
Mr. Gould tnkos the bnkory.
TIIEHH nro several loose planks 1
Chnffoo's political lumbar pile. Hi
friendly corporations nro diligent !
spiking thoin down.
Tun Immcdlalo nnd permanent wolfat
of the city demands honest nnd roputi
bio men nt tho'holtn of municipal affair
Tills old guard of political looters i
these parts are donning tholr nsconslc
robes In response to Jay Gould's truiupo
THE Central American revolution lit
ended , ns usual , with the funeral of tl :
loader who was vanquished.
1O1VK OJP Till ! STATE f'ltKHi
Peru duetto ; The amendment was bad
defeated but please don't tramp on the r
Nebraska City Press : The defeat of pr
hljltlon by such nn overwhelming miijorll
Is largely duo to TIJU OMAHA. BEI : and Jol
Beatrleo Democrat : Jay Gould will ope
ate the Union Pacific system as a branch >
the nowly-accnilreil AVyandoito , with hca
quarters nt Beatrice. .CUnrlia Adams , wl
has boon president of the Union Pacifla sy
tcm , will bo tendered a position as baygag
master in this city.
Crete Vldctto : The Imported colonels i
St. John and Haukln have hied themselves
pastures green nnd nro Jingling tholr mo
conary change with apparent plee. Th <
can doubtless be secured In the future i
from $20 to $100 per nlglit to wage n relcn
less war In Wisconsin or Texas. The mb :
money they receive the blgpcr will bo the
lies and the greater will bo their abuse.
Fairmont Signal : This revolt of the farmi
clement of the republican party is not tl
product , of a day. It lias been growing
numbers nnd increasing the force of its d
maada forTOCognltion for eight > ears. PC
sistcnt disrgeards of tlio rights of the pr
duccrs within the party who by the wt
nro as loyal to true republicanism today i
ever has absolutely forccdjthcra to a reined
not of their own choosing but of stern nccc
sity. Had tbo party lenders heeded tl
warnings which the country press of tl
state has so earnestly declared ; hud the
llstcncdto the voice nt the people at larj
instead of playing the pliant tool
monopolies , the uprising would not Imi
occurred. This action of the farmers in tl
party is no less than a stinging robulto 1
dishonest party lenders ; and tbo sting
made sufficiently.severe to ponctrato tl
brains oven of the party's ' joel loaders. Li
these rccltless tools of monopolistic greet
these cormorant bills , wboso folly and scrvi
devotion to their master cormorants hi
driven the old ship on the rocks , bo relegate
to the rear nnd thoiparty rcassumo Its trt
nttltudo ns the friend nnd champion of tl
producers , the brawn nnd sinew of the part ;
nnd the fanner crowwill bear willincr haui
to set her'onco rnoro afloat ou the sea <
GOVLJi AJilt TIIK VX10X FACIFI *
Chlcngo Mall : Charles' Francis Adar
will not neglect to note thnt the lirst fatal a
cident on the Union Pacific road for mar
years came immediately after the advent
Wrecker Cou'd ,
Washington Post : 'If ho found thattl
Union Pacific stood in thoSvny of his wcs
orn comlnntlons , and especially of his gre
association scheme for circumventing the 1
terstato commerce 'law , it wonld not I
strange If' ho had also found the key to i
directory and talccn full possession of tl
St. Paul Dispatch : Jay Gould is said
have secured control of the Union Pacil
railroad and to have dealt some pondcroi
blows of scorn nnd satire at the manngcmei
of President Adams. If this bo so it is tl
very poetry of revenge. The doctrinal !
Adams lias in his essays on the science i
railroading said some very vgly things aboi
Gouldism in general and Jason Gould in pa
ticular. But in the practical conduct of rai
road affairs , Mr. Adams seems to have live
ns closely up to the Gould Ideal as his brnii
would enable him to do. Now to fiud hit
self supplanted and scoffed at by the impe
turbaulo wizard of Wnll street mustcortain
appeal to the artistic tendencies of his Bo
Boston Advertiser ; \Vhllothcrois much
the situation which induces the belief that t
effort is being made cither by tha Gould I
terests or sotno other parties to secure n co
trolling Interest in the Union Pacific , it mr
bo questioned whether this proposed deal hi
its origin in any motive other than a consol
dution of trunk line Interests. It may 1
stated ns an undisputed fact that the pro
dcncy of Mr. Adams has saved the Union P
cine from much oppressive legislation thi
would have boon visited on that system , h :
not such a man ns Mr. Adyras bocu In chart
of its affairs. Only the undoubted probli
nnd trustworthiness of its president hi
saved the system from congressional actU
looking towards the seizure of the road I
the federal authorities on account of the lar )
sums which still remain duo from the roi
to the United States government.
Tlio Clionp Money Fallacy.
The monetary policy of the alliance-lab
party is very shaky. Most of the leader
not all , want the government to start prcssi
nnd print money day nnd night continuous !
"for the people. " They don't want n motn
Ho bnsls. Those "cheap money" fcllor
would hardly think much of their schon
nfter it hod boon in operation a year or so.
would take a team of horses to carry tl
paper trash uccesSary to buy a pair of shoi
or a bat '
A nit Coin'i > llmcntary.
Salt Lnlfe Trllntne.
At the late election,1 in Nebraska , prohH
tion'was snowed undor. Wo think a grci
deal of tbo credItMlof that was duo to M
Koaowator of Tun Brrn. Ho gave up his bus
ness and went out nnd canvassed the stnt
making speeches 'day and nlyut for tv
months. IIo is a bjjifht man , a gifted mai
ono of the most tenacious men in the profe
sion , nnd his cuorgy i's simply incxhaustlbl
Ho ought to uavo full pralso for the work 1
did in the Into campaign.
Not Original. JJiit KfTcctlvb.
Kniutus Cttu Times.
Mr. Gould's ' idea of buying when thlnf
nra cheap nnd selling when they are dear :
not entirely a now one , but if persistent !
followed into practice it is ono of these thin (
which gets there. Air. Gould himself , it nni
Uavo bum noticed , Is ono of these thing
which gets there.
llccocnltlon fur the South.
St. Jotrph Herald.
If Tammany shall name the next domi
cratlc candidate for tbo presidency , the soil
south ought to nuino the vice-president nn
the speaker. It Is high tlmo thnt ihe bout
should huvo full recognition.
The Outlook for Mr. Ingalls.
The alliance lias an undoubted majority c
joint ballot of the legislature , but is a 11U
early yol to say how muuy members of It
house am far Senator In gulls.
OF TIIK XOUTMtWJBHT.
Fnlrlmry' * steam laundry has boon de
stroy eu by tiro.
Hov. P. M. Forbes has resigned the pnv
torato of tfto Coucroeutional church nt Ne
Wcllllcot , Lincoln county , nns Just voted
tO.OOO In bonds for the Improvement of the
precinct ronJs ,
N. C. Hnrt , nn old veteran of Campbell ,
has been admitted to the national soldiers' '
homo nt Lcnvenworth , ICnn ,
A colony of Gngo county farmers will go tc
Washington next spring to scttlo. A few
Beatrice people will nccompany them ,
Herman V. Lylo. n prominent busltiwi mar
of Hebron , died while eating breakfast nt
bis boarding house. Heart disease was the
Dr. Latter , n prominent drugght of Fnlr
bury , was found dead on tlio porch of n hotel
tbero Friday night. Hemorrhage of the
lungs wns the cause.
Joseph Chez of Wnboo has been nppolntcil
first nsMstntil secretary of the Indium
Young Men's Christian Association nnO
will soon lcivo for Indianapolis where he
will have his hoadquurtors.
The Harncs manufacturing company , wltl :
a capital stock of $100,000. 1ms boon incor
poratcd nt Columbus. The company wll
manufacture windmills , plows , cultivators ,
etc. , nnd conduct a general foundry business
Mrs. Louisa Flola of Schuyler tootc n five
grain dose of strychnine Friday night whld
caused her death in thirty minutes. Nc
caUse for the deed is known. Slio had been
iiiiirrled two yenrs and leaves a husband nnd
The Nlobrar.1 Democrat , which bolted the
nomination of Bovd , lias been sold by .Tohr
C. Snutco nnd II. E. Boncstcel to Hugh
Fowko of Sioux nlty and K. O. Miller o :
Niobrnrn , who will run the paper in the In
tcrcst of straight democracy.
Davenport Is to have nn nrt musouin.
Ottumwa's coal palace paid $5,000 clear ol
There nro fiO.OOO . bushels of potatoes storci
at Storm Lake.
Powcshlok county has paid out $11,000 sc
for this season for gopher scalps at 5 cents n
The state auditor has issued n warrant tc
the state university for § 23,631.01 for building
and other improvements.
A river carnival association has beer
formed at Davcnpoit with u vlow to the hold
ing of a gorgeous river display in 1801 similai
to the ono of 1S90 ,
A Brooklyn man named Snyilor , while
trimming n shade tree , sawed off the llml
ho wns sitting on and tumbled to the ground
sustaining severe injuries.
Adolph Mocsncr , living near Schulltr , Sat
county , has boon taken to the insane asylum
Ho was given to brooding over rclicious mat
ters and nt one time imagined himself Christ.
Mrs. J. F. Cllngcman of Waterloo , by acci
Cent gave her dnughtor n tea made of strniuo
nium leaves instead of m-incess pine , nnd but
for prompt medical uld death would huvo
Jodnnn Hirsch , an unsophisticated Gcrmar
living near Fnirlleld , foil in with a "grccr
goods" man while on n visit to Now York nni
traded 500 in'good currcncv for a small beef >
It cost Polk county $1,511.-10 for witnesses
nlono iu the two trials of William Piper , tlu
man charged with wrecking a Hock Islunt
train near DOS Moiues last spring. The
total cost of proving the man guilty was
about ? 3,000.
The proposition to bond the toxvn of Coor
Rapids for $ . ' ,000 to procure lira protoctior
has carried by a vote of 05 to 0. This , vill be
expended in ttjo purchase ot nu engine ant
hose , and sinking wells or cisterns in differ
ent parti of the town.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Potter of Bethel
township , Fayetto county , are probably the
oldest married couple in Iowa , They were
married Juno C , 1818 , and consequently have
been mated over seventy years. They have
lived In the same house since 1834.
While n party of Annmosn convicts wore al
dinner at the stnto quarry ono day last week ,
one Frank Ireland asked to leave the table
Permission being grantea , Irclnud walked
slowly away for n short dlstnnco and then
made a bold break for liberty. The guard or
duty called on him to halt , but the prisoner
Kald no attention , when the guard oroughl
is shotgun into service ana succeeded in
bringii.g down his game. On exa-jination it
was found that sovcral buckshot had taken
effect in Ireland's limbs , but that his wounds
were not dangerous. The prisoner had made
arrangements to ward off the effects of bullets
by padding his clothes with magazines , cot
ton batting , etc. , and to these precautions lie
doubtless owes his life. His time would have
expired next August.
Tlio Two Uakotas.
Siouir Falls Is to have a cheese factory in
Aberdeen will have a course of populai
lectures under the auspices of the Epwortli
A ganc of men is traveling about the coun
try oftcrinr to paint the roof of a building
for $3. When the Avork is done the farmei
receives a bill of & 5 for painting the roof ,
just as agreed , out in addition thereto is the
following : Forty gallons of paint , $1.50 poi
gallon , frOO.
iA fanner named Duclow put up at the
Parker house in Sioux Falls the otber night ,
He failed to properly turn off the gas and
was found in an unconscious condition the
next morning , but recovered in an hour or
two. This is his second experience ) in the
Eight men have begun work on the Buxton
inino in Ruby taking outoro. The ere will be
stiippcd by way of the Homestako nnd Kik-
horn roads to Omaha and smelted thero. Tlic
total cost of smelting nnd shipping h > $15 , and
ns the ere will average over * 10 u neat net
prollt will bo realized.
Another county seat flght in Trnlll county
is on. This fall the people voted in favor of
removing the county scat Irom Caledonia to
Hillsboro. On application of several persons
a temporary injunction has been ordered
preventing the removal , nnd the courts have
been naked to make it permanent
There nro eighteen students in regular at
tendance nt the school of mines in Rapid City
and several moro are making arrangements
to attend. The students are lilting them
selves for practical work in chemistry , gool-
OKV , nssnyincr , civil nnd mining engineering ,
etc. , nnd uro lill earnest , linrd workers.
The dead body of a man with the skull
crushed was found on the ice under the
Northern Pacillo bridge nt Grand Forks the
other morning. It is supposed that ho
started to walk across the bridge , and a train
came upon him , auel in attempting to escape
that bo slipped and fell to the ice bolow.
C. C. Clements and W. S. Peabody , attor
neys of Washington , D. C. . linvo forwarded
for collection a bill of ? 2.r)00 against the city
of Aberdeen for services alleged to have been
rendoml Iu connection with the celebrated
Dayton land case. They propose to sue if the
hill is uoi promptly paid or settled in some
way.Tho school Innd cnso nt Rapid City has
been sent to the stnto supreme court by the
United States district court at Hioux Falls.
This is the celebrated controversy over n
school section ucar Ilapld City , on which M.
H. Day claimed to have discovered coal.
The core which was offered as evidence was
found on measuring it , to bo ouo-eighth of an
inch larger than tlio drill with which it was
said to have been tnkcn out.
There nro ninety-six persons in the Sioux
Falls penitentiary , tnero being only ono
woman in tha prison. Owing to Iho prison
having no contract ou hand for work , the pris
oners are idle. A great deal of the summer
work has been in the prison quarry blasting
outatonofor the wall around the prison.
Must of tno appropriation. $ JUOO , has boon
used already in the furnishing of the quarrv.
A now mode of tactics bus been adopted with
reference to the cxorclso of the prisoners. An
hour and n half a day is devoted to military
drill , special effort being made In the foot
movements. This hiw afforded a great relief
to the prisoners , nnd on plcasnnt days they
nro marched out on the gravel walk and given
a good march ,
Bmtth , Orav J : Co.'i MnntMy.
The hour was late as the timid young beau
From tlio homo of his best girl wss creep-
And as ho descended the front stoop to go
From the basement the watch dog came
A bark and ascuflle , nnd crlos for "police ! "
The night air resounding with screeches ,
Anil the dog had committed n breach of the
And had taken a piece of the brooches !
POWERS IS AT THE CAPITA !
Ho Says Ho is on Hand to Look Aft
Fair Play ,
LATEST ABOUT THE PROPOSED CONTES
rtio 1'c.itlvo Ilurulnr niul Ida Dolnj
Work of Horse Thlovon-Alf will
Ho Mndo Wcleomo-Tlio W ht-
Iloel Ulan Gets Lett.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Nov. 10. [ Special to Ti
Dnn. ] The alliance loaders are still quiet
preparing Uielr forces for the contest th
they bclievo will result In their securing i
executive oWccs of Lno slutc.
Last evening the coinraandcr-ln-chlcf
the forces "Governor" Powers appeared <
the sccno to take charge and his prcscn
lie re scorns to inspire his lieutenants wl
still greater hope nnd confidence. Dec
Burrows nnd the others who have bocn pr
paring the plan of battle now iimUojio bom
] f Admitting that they will make ucontc
For every executive oflleo from governor
state superintendent ot public institution
Uocn says 5
"Wo must do It. The people who voti
for us demand it. Only yestcrtiny nn allmn
man said to me 'Damn ' you. don't go ba (
onus In this tighter wo will treat you i
ivo did Tlldcn for showing thes white fcatlii
curse you while you nro living nnd nft
you nro doael.1 So you see it is n mnttor
necessity wo must light , or accept ono
two chnrctts cithcr that of bcin
moral cowards or ) having Bold ou
The Omaha papers have not been prlntli
Iho correct returns from the vnrlous rountl
and I bollcvo the discrepancies were inlc
tlonnl. I have grown disgusted reading the
returns mid have stopped it. I ntn now wni
Ing for the ilnsil oDlcial returns. Thorn
fraud all ulonc the line nnd wo nro lookir
tor it. "
"Governor" Powers was then sought nr
found at the Lindcll hotel , about threw blocl
from the stale house. Whether nclghborir
attractions Imd nnythlng to do with th
selection Is not known. At any rates tlio go1
crnor wns looking cheerful und very , vci
liopoful. Ho also appeared rested , ruddy nr
remarkably vigorous for n man of his yejar
IIo was ns usual modest , and wlllli
lo talk on any subject hi
that of the impending contest. Th
subject ho carefully nnd scrupulously bo ;
When nslcod ns to whether the common r
port wns true that the alliance ) would make
contest , ho replied :
"That is a legal question I"
"Your lieutenants admit that proparatlot
are being made for u contest ; is it true ! "
The old man turned his innocent blue oyi
on the Interviewer and with a look us hnrr
loss ns a dove , but words as wise as n serpci
said : "I have boon homo on my farm at
don't know anything about the contest. "
"But you will not oppose a contest ) "
"Well , I'll tell you , I'm hero to sco th
there is fair play. That is all I nsk for.
haven't ' been worrying my head ubout tl
mattcrnnd don't propose to. "
The "governor" snid this in n manner th :
evidently meant "now thnt is nil 1 will te
you about it , " nnd the subsequent convors
lion showed that he meant that :
EUnOLAlW IOU ! HA11KI.ET.
Burglars entered W. E. Barldoy's house i
Twelfth nneWJ streets last night nnd sto
POO in greeriDdcks , a coat and vest , n wntc
and a number of bank chocks nnd other vali
able papers. The thieves effected nn ei
trance , as .usual , through a window in U
Itltchcn that had not boon fastened. A
thouizU nil the nrtielcs stolen were taken fro :
Ihe room in which Barkloy sleeps , ho kno
nothing ol the burglary until this mornlm
Darkloy is a railroad rnp.u and is athomoonl
3ti Saturday nignts. and it Is therefore b <
llevcd by the police that the theft was con
oiittcd by somebody who know him nnd wi
awnrc of the fact thnt ho nad como homo wit
a roll of money.
STOLE A HOUSE.
Thomas Brannignn complain1 } nt polk
licaOquartcrs that some thief entered h
tiani neyir the Advcntist college about
3'clork in the morning and stele n black hor. <
ind nlso a saddle nnd bridle. Brannlgau ;
wakened by the noise of the horso's pnllo
w the thief rode away and thought nothlii
3f it at the time. About an hour later h1
suspicion became aroused nnd ho decided I
jo to the barn to investigate. Ho then dl
: ovcrcd that the horse was missing. Iu ti
morning ho found that the saddle and brld !
uad also been taken.
THE CJIAJMTY BALL.
The chnrity ball on Thanksgiving ovenln
promises to bo the great social event of tt
season in Lincoln , us not only the beauty nn
chivalry of the capital city , but also thourcai
3f sodoty from other parts of the state wi
bo in attendance. A general invitation tb tl
respectable people of the state bus boo
issued. This does nwny with the soriou
Dvcrblghts made when only special inviti
tions wcro Issued and also saves for the bcn <
lit of the poor the benefit of advertising.
The following ladies nro the patronesses e
the great event : Mosnamcs J. M. Tlmyoi
darlos C. Burr , -J. D. McFnriand , Williat
M. Leonard , C. II. ImholT , Joseph Boohraei
Zlmrlcs S. Lippincott. Thomas It. Botitot
Iphn B. Wright , U. II. Onkley. U' . O. Phillip'
Frank L. Sheldon , Walter B. Hargreavc ;
3arl Funko , Ben It. Cowdery , flavor U. E
3rabam , Arthur C. Ziemor , William E
Dgdcn , George B. Lane , Kent 1C Hnydei
/V. / C. Beeson , Lieutenant P. W. GriflHl
Lionel C. Burr , John Zehrnng , Uoscoo A
L'crry , W. S. Garbor , A. S. Sawyer. Wiliiai
13. Wolcott , L. C. llichnrds , J. A. Buckstafl
noud , Mason Orccg , William S. Hufl
man , A. S. Uaymond , David Wise , H. I
llnthawny , George Bossclman , Eugene E
Applcgat , A. D. Burr , John Dooliltle , O. M
Thompson , Henry W. Brown , A. G. Bill
noyer , H. H. Dean , James F. Lansing , L. W
aillingsloy , George M. Uartlott , Carl .1
Ernst , George H. Clarke , Frank W. Lewi ;
IVilliam S. LattaV. . B. McArthur , W
flckcrmnn , Dr.V. . L. Day toil , U. I.
itohlnnder , Newton C. Abbott. G. M. Lam
bertson , Hobert B. Melntosh , Louie Moyci
IVllbcr R. Dennis. H. P. Foster , Fred ! :
Cclly , H. B. Patrick , A. Hurlbut , Fred W
Uoldw n , Albert W. Jansen , Turner 11. Mai
juett , Samuel B. Ncsblt , Albert E. Hal
Jargruaves , Henry Xehrung , Israel Puttian
Fohn T. McDonald , Charles H. Gere ; , J. AV
Maxwell , Samuel E. Moore , John H. Butlci
Braille M. Hall , Douglas Schilling , Co
Thompson , General Amasa Cobb , Elmer E
iltniklo , F. B. Brown , George Cook. E. K
3rlloy , Ed P. Ewinir , Dr. E.V. . Tuckoi
Suircno H. Audrus , liichurd O'Neill ' , Uouen
r. C. McBrido.
1U8BI1U.L MAXAflClt IIOWH.
Dave Ilowo of Denver is said to have pui
: hascd the franchise of the Lincoln basobal
: lub , or nt least owns enough of it to bo th
nanaucr nnd main moving spirit In the des
iny of- the club Iho aomtng season.
Itowjo is reputed to bo n good manager , nni
ho report of his having bought the Lincoli
dub franchise appears to meet with the at
irovnl nf lovers of the national came in Lin
soln. The great question on which it is sail
hat tlio financial success of the club hinge
s whether the club will bo nllowed to pin'
icro Sunday or not nnd thereby allow nn lii
loccnt diversion to the host of Indoor work
TS who h\vo no other tlmo in the week to at
end u ball gumo. If Sunday ball playing i
Mowed It U prophesied that flnnnciallv
east tlio club will prove a success the eoimn
TUB umiTNixo HOD MAN ants LEFT.
William Kurth , the lightning rod man , hn
> rougnt another law suit on his hands thi
line with F. Sanders. The latter gontlema
ilaimod that Kurtli ugreod to rod his hous
or W und ho nvo n note to the liRUtnln
od nmu for that amount. Later Kurth , wit
ill the proverbial cheick of his class , " d (
nnndod 8:53 : from Sanders and showed hli
hat the noto'ha signed was for thnt nmour.i
Sanders refused to pay the $41 , so the cai
tot into the courts. Y'estcrday Judge Sto wai
istonud to tha cnso nnd dosidod that only (
vas duo Kurth from Sanders.
TU HEATH NT.I ) TO CUT UKH TIIIIOAT.
Frank Boone , a colored man living at 102
i1 street , nearly scared the life out of hi
vlfo by flourishing u razor over heir bend nn
hroutuiiing to cut her. throat. The scream
if the woman attracted the neighbors und
mmbcr of them rushed in and knocked th
insband over. The rnr.or was then tuke
iwuy from him. Jloono ttion Hoa before th
lolico could arrive on the s.ccne.
onus AMD EMia.
John Wallace , n carpenter who nrrivek I
bo city last evening from Crcstou , la , , con
plains thnt while on route some thief wnlkoJ
oft with his overcoat nnd tin in greenback *
thnt happened to bo in ono of the pockets of
Wlillo Ktigono Parks , n twclvo-ycnr-nld lad ,
wns fooling with n revolver vcstcrdav ho shot
himself In the palm of the left hand , Indicting
a most painful and ugly wound.
Now York Morning Journal : A turkey on
hnnd Is worth two in the woods.
Indianapolis Journal : At twenty a tn.in
thinks ho knows all ; nt thirty ho merely
thinks ho could have known It nil If ho had
Now York Herald ! Customer-Is the man
ngcrlnl I want lo buy some doors.
lloy Yes ho's In , but ho's out of doors
Somorvlll Journal : Drlgh'nin Young , jr ,
im.vn that Mormonlsm Is not n moral qucs.
tlon. True , It Isn't. It's nn immoral ques
Washington Post : "So's yo's back from
votln''Vcsscr ; dey tells mo dnt our ctin-
illdnto proscntcel yoli wuf seven dollnhs '
' Sholi nuff. How much did ho plb you' "
"Ohnyllvo ; dnt Jcs goes to show how dH
hones' politics is gcttln' to bo. "
Chicago Times : Bristol , Knglnnd , prldei
herself upon n young mail who paints with
his mouth , but the prodlpy is so common In
America tlint no ono thinks of boasting of 1 <
Somorvlllco .Tourunl : Tlicro is no inonpj in
poetry excepting for the fortunate composi
tor , who can stick hi big quads to fill the va
cant spaces nt the ends of the lines nnd get
paid Just as much ns if ho filled them out ,
laborously with the leanest nonpareil.
Jeweler's Weekly : Martha Washington
( colored ) : "What's dat big diamond wuf C
Jeweler : "That Is a 4 carat stone and 1
could not sell it for less than $000. "
Martha. Washington : "What's dot otlmli
tin , 'bout foah times ns big ! "
Jeweler : "O , lean lot you have It for
Knto Field's Wash iugton : "Why is Ber
lin the most dissipated of towns ! "
"Glvo It up. "
"BccaiiBO It Is always on the sprco. "
"Dreadful ! I3ut why Is St. Petersburg
free from such scandull"
"You've posed mo.1
"Because its river Nuva gets high. "
CUUEIj EMi'UHSS OATlllSltlNB.
A Smile Which Cost n Yotinj ; Olllcer
Ijlt'e and HnpplncHs.
The Vorltzins wcro nobles of enormous
wealth nnd power , says the Now York
Chatter. Paul hud hold n high odlco in
court. Ono night , glittering with
jewels and orders , the young prince , who
was ono of "the handsomest mim iu Rus
sia , danced in a qundrlllo opposite the
As she.passed him in the dance she
fancied thnt his eyes scanned her gro. *
flguro with covert amusement. After
tlio quadrille she beckoned to him , and
with a Btuilo hnnded him her tiny Ivor }
tablets , containing seven pages , ono for
each day in the week. On the first was
"Tho imperial ballroom , St. Peters
On the Inst :
"Tho mines of Siberia. "
Ho rend it ; his fnco grow gray U3 that
of a corpse ; ho bowed low , kissed her
hnntl , nnd withdrew , "Inking , " snya the
old chronicle , "his wifo" the beautiful
Princess of Novgorod , with him. " IIo
was hoard to say as lie loft the ballroom :
"My miuutosjaro numbered , lot us no
lese a minute. "
Flight or resistance was impossible. \
The hold of Catherine on hoi- victim
was inexorable as death. Prince Vorit-
zln was forced to remain passive in his
palace , while each day the power , the
wealth and the happiness Unit lifo had
givcn-him were stripped from him.
First ho was degraded from all his of
fices nt the court ; next his estates were
confiscated by the crown ; his frionels
wore forbidden to hold any communica
tion with him ; his very nutiio , ono of the
noblest in Russia , wns taken from him
nnd ho was given thnt of n , serf. Then
his wife nnd children were driven out of
the pnlaco to-hord with the beggars.
"Tho last day , " says the record ,
"Paul Voritzin , iu rags and barefooted , "
chained to a convict , baehj an eternal
farewell to his homo and departed to the
dark and icy north. LTo was soon of
men no more"
Tontine Systems In lilfo Insurance.
The Russian ministry of finance Jias
formed a plan to prohibit the opctation
of the tontine and soml-tontlno princi
ples of lifo insurance throughout the em
pire , says the Boston Commercial Bulle
tin. But since there is no systematized
sot of laws in Russia regulating the work
of insurance , the now plan will bo hold
In abeyance until the .imperial council
moots during the autumn and outlets
such n sot of lawn. As soon as the now
laws are put in force the charters of nil
the insurance companies will be revised
with a view of preventing the operation
of the tontine principle.
This is in line with the Massachusetts
law which prohibits our own state com
panies from doing tontine insurance ,
though companies organized in other
suites are illogically permitted to write
tontine policies in this commonwealth.
A very largo proportion of the poli
cies written in this country embrace the
lontino idea in some form or degree.
Especially in the west is the speculative
toaturo of insurance attractive. It is
not often that wo can look to Russia for
reforms , but in this matter she is cer
tainly loading the way to correct prin
ciples in life insurance. 1 ,
II life insurance Is to bo regarded as a
beneficent institution for the protection
of the widow nnd the orphan , and not as
a business enterprise , all speculative
Features should bo rigidly excluded. On-
Ihis basis the tontine systems uro wrong.
Those who take these forms of polleios
simply gamble on their lives or endur
ance ; they who persist or survive , re
ceiving in addition to Iho accumulated
dividends on tholr own policies , these
which accrued on the policies of holders
who lapsed or who deceased before the
expiration of the distributive term.
Jjovo'fl IJnbor tost.
' JVcio 1'oih flrniitf ( Journal.
I loved her best of nil my loves ,
For I was madly smitten ;
Wo billed and cooed llko turtle doves ,
And I called her my "kitten. "
I gnvo her many pairs of gloves ,
And she gave ino the mitten.
LOAN AND TRUST
Subscribed nnel Guaranteed Oayltal.RVO.OCO
1'aldlu Capital 350.000
Huys and soils utocU and bonds ) negotiates
commercial paper ; receives and executes
trusts ! nets as transfer agent nnd trusteoof
corporations , tukos charge of property , oM-
Omaha Loan&Trust Co
S. E. Cor. 10th nnd Douglas St3.
I'ulel In OujJltiil I 55.000
Hubscrlhud and Guaranteed Capital. . . . J00.003
Liability of Stockholders KW.OOO
S 1'or Cunt Interest Paid on Dapoilts.
KHAMC J. LA.NUK , Uuutilor.
Officers : A. U. Wymuii , prcnUlont. J. J. Drown ,
vico-prunldont , W. T. Wyman , treasurer.
niroctorA. . U , Wjrinan , J. U. Mllturd , J. J.
llrowii. UnyO. Hurtoii , E. W. Null , Tltuuiu
U KtiuualL Ooorjo II. Luke.
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