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THE OMAJIA DAILY BEE , OTUESPAY , NOVEMBER 18 , 1890 ,
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A COMIIINE councilman Is the nobles
Vork of the corporations.
G UimRNATonrAi , chickens should noi
lo counted until tlioy nro Imtclicd.
IN the mullUuila of explanations , the
opinion of Corporal Tanner is notably
Absent , _ _ _ _ _ _ _
J TJIK activity of tho'frniichisocT cor
porations In behalf of the council com
Wno bodes no peed for the public.
Tin : official footings of the election ii
Pennsylvania nro interesting chloflyfoi
their forceful unnnamlty against boss
Tin : state department kcops right or
nog-Diluting reciprocity treaties , regardless -
less of the apprehensions of tlio demo
WHY should the franchlscd corpora
tlons interest themselves in Qerpotuat-
inp the council combine ? Hare the ; )
'sot received all they asked for ?
TIIUY nro laying wagers in Iowa thai
the successor of Governor Boies will be
im nntl-prohlbition republican. It if
nbout time that the lesson was learned
DR. Kocn's consumption cure should
bo tnkon In small doses for the time bo
ing. The fate of Dr. Brown-Scquard't
elixir of life is a matter of reconl
WHIIVK democrats nro rojoiclnpr ovoi
the possible retirement of throe or foui
republican senators , they carefully lg-
nero the elements which menace the
GHOVEIS CLEVELAND is reported as
saying , in regard to his presldentia
boom : "I would prefer to continue ir
private life , but if the people want mo ]
ehall ac copt.Vhat rot.
nK is selling at fifty-six cents poi
bushel in interior Nebraska , Thii
would mean a riot of prosperity for the
average farmer except for one soinbei
fact , that the average farmer has nc
corn to sell. _
SOUTH DAKOTA gallantly refrained
from plucking a single stem from th <
e > qual suffrage laurels of Wyoming. The
Greasewood state will therefore enjoj
for some time a monopoly of the favor o :
IT is now fairly established thai
Gould's ' raid's InVall street will bring
nbout a general advance of mikoat
rates In tlio west and southwest. A more
inonportuno time ior n railroad squeeze
could not well bo chosen.
RnsuiunssiOK Is growing apace ii
North Dakota. A year's experience
with a dead-letter law resulted in an
nnti-problbltion majority in the legisla
ture and their backbone has boon ma
terinlly stiffened by the splendid example
THE Canadian boodle sensation , in-
Tolving ono and a half million dollars
leaves no room for doubting the ability
of the dominlonitcs to keep paqo witli
the states In event of annexation. Mean
while the Quobco scandal throws the
best efforts of the modern Tammany ii :
the shade , .
IK rouubllcans hope to maintain the
present representation in the council , ii
is vitally necessary that candidates be
chosen who will command the active ,
united support of the party. Hiu-mony
and success cannot bo had with th
Twonty-oighters In command. Those
wreckers must bo put down at the prim'
mica or defeat is inevitable at the polls.
TUB clearing house record forUiopost
week is a notable ono. The total volume
of transactions exceeds that of the corro
spending week last year by twenty-throe
per cent. A largo per cent of the in'
Crease is due to the speculative raids ir
Wall street. Omitting Now York we
luvoatotal increase of nearly twon tj
per cent. The figures furnish gratifying
jroof that the legitimate business of the
, 'ouutry is not omy steadily increasing ,
lut is not affoclod in the slightest do
.roe by tlio teal ping wars of bulls and
wara. .Another remnrkablo feature ol
iho record is the few cities reporting
Jocreaso. Of the flf ty-ono cities in the
xssoclation , only three show a deollno.
The comparatively moelost demands
made by Nebraska upon the present con
gress in the matter of appropria
tions ought to assure the favor
able consideration of nil she hot
naked , and ihoro is favorable promise
that this will bo the ctiso , Hut c
great deal will depend upon the coiv
tinucd real of lior representatives. It it
presumed that this can bo safely rolled
on ; thut her senators nnd congressmen
will show no abatement o ( desire to so-
euro for the state the reasonable ) nnd
nocessnry appropriations for public
buildings that hnvo been asked for ,
and not ono of which ought to bo re-
elucod. There Is every reason to ox peel
tliat all of thes cities which requtro newer
or enlarged public buildings will exper
ience a rapid growth for some years , one !
It Is the part of a true economy to pro
vide building s whoso accommodation a
will not bo lllcoly to bo outgrown for a1
least tou jears. The general policy ol
congress in this particular lias boon un
wise , to the enormous cost of the coun
try , nnd it should bo reformed. At any
rnto lliero nro cogent reasons vhy ap
propriations for public buildings in n
growing state like Nebraska should not
bo measured by the same rule that
might properly apply In the older and
less progressive states. Our representa
tives should bo able to impress this ob
viously sound vlow upon congress , and it
is perhaps hardly necessary to suggest
that it Is highly important to do so
the present congress.
DEVELOPMENT OV ) t'ESTEHf COAL. .
The coal business in the west presents
Uvo striking features. The first Is that
the Rocky mountains .ire full and run
ning over with a good quality of coal
and the second Is that in every city and
town of Nebraska coal is scarce nnd
Hero is a commercial anomaly that
western enterprise and capital ought tc
bo able to remedy in the Interest , ol
everybody's comfort and prosperity. II
should be much more generally the sub'
ject of discussion "and business olTort
than it is. The people of "Wyoming es
pecially should give it their attention.
Their whole future depends on the
energy with which they engage in the
development of their resources. "Wltli
an enormous supply at their back nnd
an enormous nnd growing demand bo-
1.v.cen thorn and the Missouri river ,
they are in a position to take a most
profitable advantage of Iho situation.
Coal occupies a most , important place
in the daily lifo of the people , and in
the problem of Nobraslea's development
it Is as necessary as the broad it bakes.
There Is no good reason why it should
not bo as cheap and plenty as it now is
high and scarce. Cheap fuel will have
a great deal to do with malting great in
dustries practicable here. For reasons
both private ana public , which affect
everybody's pocket and pro'jpority ' , ills
important that the coal business should
bo done in a different and bettor way.
It is well known that uncommon dlUl-
cultlos hedge the problem about , that it
is by no moans as easy to remedy it ns it
would bo if it doult only with corn ,
wheat or any other cereal. State nnd
national laws will haveto be
altered in order to inako the
development of coal mines an entirely
safe business for capital to engage In.
Unnatural conditions keep competition
out and add fictitious profits to the price
of the product when it reaches the con ;
stimor. But none of these difficulties arc
beyond tlio roach of legislation , and n
matter _ Involving so much to tho.presont
comfort and future prosperity of the people
ple of the west should not stand back
oven in the face of serious obstacles.
The development of western coal , tc
the end that it should cost no more than
it Is fairly worth , considering that it is
an inexhaustible product of the earth , is
ono of the live business problems of this
state and uoction.
Tlio secretary of the treasury again
has under consideration the ciuostion of
bonding privileges to the Canadian rail
roads , under which those roads nro en
abled to carry merchandise in bond
through Canada to points in the United
States. ILast week a hearing was given
by Secretary "Wlndom to representatives
of the proprietors of certain elevators in
this country , who ask to have the sys
tem of stationing United States customs
ofllcinls upon Canadian soil changed sc
that all cars transporting merchandise
for delivery in tills country shall be
sealed upon American soil. The Cana
dian railroads were represented by
their attorneys , and there was a vorj
full presentation * of both sides of the
It wns maintained on the part of those
applying for a change of the existing
system that the theory and the practice
of the United States government was
that the bonding and the scaling of the
American cars should bo upon the
American side , and that the systotr
whlcn had permitted a temporary
change of that policy was only nn ex
pedient resorted to for a short period
and ought not to bo continued. The
secretary of the treasury was appealed
to to rosclnd Iho privileges grantee !
the Canadian roads on the ground
that protection should bo giver
to American shippers and to American
commerce. On the other hand it was
contended that no injury had resulted te
the customs service of the United States
from the existence of those privileges ,
that American shippers and commerce
do not suffer therefrom , but that the
former at least are benofitted , and thai
the article of the treaty of Washlngtoi
under which the privileges wore grantee"
is still In force. Secretary Blaine , whc
was present at the hearing , lent it in
tcrost by suggesting to the roprosoutu-
tivos of the alien corporations that the
Canadian government should grant tc
the United States additional bondinc
privileges in return for the friendly attitude
titudo of this country toward tbo Cann
dlan roads ,
This question is of much larger Ira'
portanco than may bo generally appro
hondod. It concerns extensive Ameri
can railroad interests which claim to be
damaged by the bonding privileges
granted the Canadian roads , and in ac
equal or oven greater degree it concerns
the producers of the north west nnd the
manufacturers and uiorchauls of Now
England , who regard the existing con
ditions as most beneficial to them. A
great deal of testimony has been taken
by Bonnto committees on this subject ,
nnd it is very largely against
any interference with tbo bonding
privileges. Not only has such opposi
tion como from the commercial Interests
of Now England and the northwest , but
as well from representatives of not loss
than Boron thousand miles of railroad in
the United States having connection
with the Canadian system. It Is believed -
lioved that Secretary \Ylndom IB not
anxious to inlorforo with existing con
ditions , but it is not to bo doubted that
ho desires such concessions on the part
of the Cnnaelinn government ns will
orcato a firmer arrangement than at
present , and what may reasonably bo ex
pected Is that ho will insist upon re
ciprocal privileges as n condition of con
tinuing these granted by the United
Stales. Thcro could bo no valid objec
tion to such a demand , but it is cortnlii
that to rosclnel the bonding privileges to
Canadlnii roads without nn olTort to se
cure reciprocal privileges would en
counter very vigorous mid fonnlelablo
opposition from our own people im
3'0 O. M. 111TG1WOCK.
In the editorial columns of your Mon
day's ' edition you have soon lit to take
exceptions to some remarks I made at
the dinner given by the Omaha club
Saturday evening and you make use of
language that I cannot afford to pass by
unnoticed. You say !
EditorUosewatcr delicately Insinuates that
the editors of the country papers of Ne
braska are n Rang1 of blackmailers and
thieves because they offered to share with
him the funils of the Business Men's nud
Bankers' association ifl the work ol propagat
ing mill-prohibition sentiment. It Is more
than lihcly that our Sovotitceiithstrcct friend
would not cherish such hard feelings towara
tlio country editors of Nebraska If they had
done nottiing but ask for a share of the
money paid to Tim Ben. What troubles him
most is tbut they liavo all beou busy singing
the praises of the H'oiliM/crfiM / and giving
him and his paper "tho worst of It. "
This unprovoked personal stab may
gratify your personal spleen and seethe
the feelings of the sord-hoaded boodlors
and blackmailers whoso admiration you
hnvo won by your peculiar course during
the anti-prohibition campaign. But if
you wore a manly man , instead of a mis
erable , cowardly assassin of character ,
you would not seek to build yourself up
by such methods.
In order to pander to a sot of vllo and
venal parasites , -who at your beck
pestered and harrnssod the Business
Men's and Bankers' association
by their throats and outrageous
demands , you stigmatize the
finance committee of the association ,
of which I was not a member , as squnn-
eloring the money contributed , by prop
erty owners and business men of Omaha
in order to enrich mo. That committee ,
of which Hon. William A. Paxton was
chairman , is made up of well-known
business men nnd bankers who have
time and again invited you to examine
their accounts in order to satisfy you
that I was not ' receiving a dollar of pay
personally 'or for any article written or
advertisement inserted in THE BKK.
Beyond all this , Ir. Charles A. Coo ,
treasurer of the association , has pub
licly acknowledged that the work I did
was voluntary and without price
for _ cither time or service.
And yet you keep on repeating
the base slanders and low-livod inuon-
does that the'prohlbitlon colonels nnd
mediocre editors of your stripe have
bcoa reheai-binp for months.
In justice to myself and to the com
mittee I will now recall some facts of the
campaign that may not place you in the
enviable 'light before the public in
which you seek to pose.
It is a matter of record that when the
prohibitionists wore clamoring for sub
mission you supported and urged their
demands for the sake of a paltry few
subscribers that they might add to the
circulation of the Evening World. While
your influence was" very limited , you did
all you could to bring- about the
two years of apprehension anel
real estate 'paralysis from which
we are just emerging. , - .
'When the campaign wn < 3 nbout' to open
last spring , you turned your back on the
battle fiolel , started on a pleasure tour of
Europe with the money Uncle Sam paid
you for your postofllco lots , and loft in
structions to your subordinates to print
nothing against prohibition until you
Meantime the battle began to rage ,
and the business men's association was
fighting the enemy in the field whilo.it
was constantly receiving shots from the
ambush at the hands of Broatch and his
janissaries. "Within throe days after
your return from Europe , and imme
diately after the Beatrice debate , which
more than anything else turned the tide
of public sentiment ngninst prohibition ,
you opened firb on ino and gave the pro
hibition invaders great aid and comfort
by the following editorial , July G :
Hill. U01EWATEU A JONAH.
It is no longer a secret that the leaders in
tbo mid-prohibition campaign la Ne
braska are dismayed at the lack ot
popular support and the prevalence
of wide-spread and dcep-scatcd dlssatia-
faction. "While the prohibition party Is vig
orously pushing its campaign in every hotnlct
in tUo state , putting speakers Into the field ,
buying out newspapers , and giving other evidence -
donco of a strong and united purpose as well
as a full treasury , the anti-prohibitionists are
bogging in vain for monoyand appealing in
vain for harmony. * * *
All over the state Mr. Roiowater's commit
tee roceivca the cold shoulder. In Omaha it
Is the Twenty-eight club" mid its sympathizers
which retire from the nutl-prohlbltlon camp
when Mr. Hosowator takes command. They
will not work under him. They will not put
money Into a campaign for Mnrto appropriate
or sixjiid. In all parts of Nebraska there Is a
similar prejudice against AlrA Ilpsowator. *
* * * Mr. Kosowator is a Jonah. \ along
long ns bo remains on board the craft ho as
sumed to command , the storm wfll rage and
tno wares beat lilgh about It .and wreck ami
ruin will bo its destiny , - -
By this time it must bo evident to Mr.
Hosownter that ho Is doing the cause ho es
poused far inoro harm than good. HI * pres
ence and prominence have boon a misfortune.
* * * * Mr. KOJCW.Uor will you
retire ? If not , why not ?
Right on the heolsof this assault came
another shower of Parthoon arrows in
the following editorial ol July 0 :
LKT JOXAll Jt'Ul > OVEUllOAlU ) ,
It is duo to the business men who compose )
the antl-prohlbUlou organization that Mr.
Uewewntcr shram rotin ) from the list of Its
executive oni ot'S.I
Ills presence , Ijtw already estranged mnnj
citizens all ovtv , J)0brnskn ) who would other
wise gladly coopcrato with and support the
worlcofthonMbciitllem. * Not only Is ll
true that Ir. "Iloscvator's prominence as
chairman of tfiej executive committee of the
Banker * ' and Business Men's ' association if
raising up a great army of his political nnel
persons ! enemies to Impede luo work of that
organization In'oiilcr to wreck vengeance on
him , but tlio RcalHeo debate proved that Mr.
Rosewntcr w Intensely unpopular person
ally among voters out la tliostat
They bcllovd that tuo smell oC Peter Ilcr'a
gold and railroad greenbacks is upon his fin
gers , nnd believing It they are not nvt to look
upon him with fa\or.
If Mr. Itogowntcr eloes not retire from lead
ership in the antl-prohlbltlott association he
will seriously handicap Its efforts and ondan-
per Its success , As long as im remains wlicro
ho Is there must bo the suspicion that ho boa
private llnaiiclul ami political Interests tc
subserve in manipulating the work and ex
pending the fund , for nil now concede that as
fnrns the organization is concerned , Mr.
Itoscwntcr can bo luvnluablo it bo retires ,
nud only a Jonah If ho remains.
"Was thereover a inoro Infamous and
dastardly article penned ? You know
thnl Petnr Her was In California at the
time you wrote this scandalous llbol and
had been lor months. You know nnel
had abundance of proof that the whisky
trusl luul paid no money , nnd you know
Unit not a dollar of the association fund
could touch my fingers without n vote
of both the executive and flnnnclal com
mittees. You know that no railroad had
contributed a dollnr to. this fund nnd
you know that you were a
cowardly llbelor when you nccusod
me of receiving railroad greenbacks.
It becomes you well to play the ostrich
act In tills community whore everybody
knows Unit your piomlnonto as a capi
talist and newspaper proprietor is due
to your inheritance of railroad gold and
greenbacks and republican patronage.
But while I was laboring night and
day to protect your property interests , I
had for tlio time being to boar contume
ly nnd abuse in silence , and lot you nnd
your boodllng- and blackmailing admir
ers of the country press ke'op on throw
ing dirt -with their mud-swivils in the
campaign of detraction and defamation.
The outcome has amply vindicated mo
so far as my conduct as head
of the executive committee was
concerned. But that you and oth
ers may have no further excuse
for repeating tiio story that I had ab
sorbed vast sums of money in this cam
paignand the "whisky people , " as they
are termed , hud paid enough to ralsotho
mortgage off TifK BUB building , I maybe
bo pardoned for giving- few facts.
The total amount of money expended
on the anti-prohibition side in six months'
campaigning , was less than forty thou
sand dollars , while the prohibitionists
are known to have expended more than
double that sum. More than thlrty-flVo
thousand dollars of the forty thousand
were raised in the city of Omaha by
property owners rfnd business men. Had
I pursued the course you have , ton times
as much mono would have boon unavail
ing to stem tlio" tide of prohibition.
While Mr. Pax.ton and bis finance com
mittee were sluiining every ncrvo and
working night- and day , you were play
ing the despicable role of tlio war-time
copperhead. You kept pouring cold
water on their efforts , discouraging people -
plo from subscribing , and in every way
sought to verify your predictions of dis
aster , so that you might in the end bo
able to cry , "I told you so. " On your
sympathetic breast every blackmailer
and boodling editor who sought to bleed
and hold up Omaha wept out his woful
disappointment and cursed Hose water for
his greed In what you call refusing to
share the money paid by tlio association.
It was through youroncouragmont that
they made such frequent nnd urgent
business calls upon Secretary Roggon.
Praises from such purchasable cattle become -
como you very well , indeed.
For myself , I defy you to show
whoa or where , I over asked for
or received a dollar directly or
indirectly outside of actual money
expended in legitimate campaign work.
And Tim BCE has not received
a dollar for anything except n few thou
sand extra copies at dealers' rates nnd
such of the Beatrice and Grand Island
supplements as were mailed out inde
pendent of its regular editions.
"With thcso facts before you , perhaps
you will hn\o the decency hoi-oaf tor not
to repeat the slander that I absorbed or
appropriated a largo part of the anti-
prohibition campaign fund.
FOUll OF A. KIND.
It is customary for public officials
seeking re-election to any position in the
gift of the people.to urge their past rec-
'ords as a reflex of their future acts.
When men attempt to cover up their
conduct , to throw dust in the eyes of the
voters , and appeal for endorsement on
personal or party grounds , it is timeto
expose their protonbos and put the people
ple on their gunrel.
Tlio council combine now in conlrol of
city affairs is Iho inosl reckless nnd
selfish gang that has afflicted the
city since thojj overthrow of the
Holly crow. Brought into life by
the cohoslvo . ( power of corporate
boodle , It rnaiinjrod" public affairs with
but ono object Invibw tlio perpetuation
of Itself and the ttonlng of n gang of
sinecures on tho" substance of the tax-
pajors. Four Wf the loaders of the
combine , with the brazen impudence of
the Holly cro\VYrcelc ro-olootlon , and
are operating on precisely similar plans.
They know their public acts are a dls-
grace to themselves and a damage to
the city , yet th&yf & iopo with the assistance -
anco of the corporations which they
have fostered , toxovorcomo public sentiment -
ment nnd rielo .jjoughshod over the
"Whcolor , Chaffco , Davis nnd O'Con
nor nro employing every moans to
divide and distract the taxpayers
of their , respective wurda " 8 in the
hope of securing a now lease of power.
Have they in any manner earned
an endorsement at the polls ? It is a
matter of common notoriety , attested by
the financial rccordsof the cltytlmt tlioy
have recklessly squandered public
money , combined to maintain the heelers
of the Twenty-eight club in olllco , per
mitted a horde of toxshlrkors to escape
their share of public burdens , repudi
ated the demand for economy in city af
fairs , and multiplied public oflicca in all
doiMrtinonts. Every act was measured
by Iho benefits it would confer on the
gang. Uvory move \\ns \ inspired by the
guiding principle. "How much is there
In it ? "
1\\o \ \ progress and prosperity o(0innha
during- the next two years demand a
radical improvement in the calibre of
the council men tobocloctcdnoxt month.
Solflsh nierconni'ios must bo kept at
homo nnd broiid gauge men chosen to
give us genuine "business methods In
city affairs. "
H'All DKl'AHTMEXT ll
The nnnunl report of Iho secretary of
war , juet mndo public , refers to the leg
islation of the present congress regard
ing the army as having already pro
duced , so far as It lias gone into effect ,
most satisfactory results , and predicts
benefits from that to take effect in the
future. Regarding- coast defenses , Secretary -
rotary Proctor favors a liberal policy.
The country has llttlo to fear from In-
vaalon , so that it is not necessary to
maintain largo standing armies or to
fortify against land attacks , but as our
long coast line is peculiarly exposed to
nn attack from the sea , it is important to
mnko adequate provision for the protec
tion of Iho exposed points. In the opin
ion of the secretary no great civilized
nation today has more just cause than
ours to look well to the condition of Us
consl defense , and yet for yonrs none has
so wholly neglected them , With an nn
nunl appropriation of eight to ton mil
lion dollars , Bays the secretary , only a
little inoro than that of the present year ,
the construction and emplacement of
guns aiid mortars , and works of torpedo
defense , for the whole coast , can bo car
ried on , and in ton years our principal
harbors and cities rendered reasonably
Thoroworo fewer desertions during
the year covered by the report than In
the preceding year , duo to improvements
in the service under existing legislation ,
and a still more favorable result is looked
for hereafter , Tno secretary suggests
that further , legislation is needed to
muko the punishment of desertion so
certain that If more worthy motives fall
mon may bo warned by Its fear. The
secretary repeats the observation of his
previous annual report , that "tho' pith
of the whole ques tlon is to make the
service worth seeking , and then enough
good men will seek it and bo glad to stay
in it. " But provision for the thoughtful
and considerate treatment of the mon is
not sufficient. The Individual elements
of the army are separated by too largo a
gap for Iho best interests of oithor. The
secretary thinks it would bo a stop in the
right direction to increase somewhat the
pay of the non-commissioned officers , so
that every man who enters the service
may find in it the possibility of a modest
future. lie also recommends a change
In the law relative to the selection of en
listed men for appointment to the grade
of second lieutenant , which gives n great
opportunity for favoritism. Ho Would
permit any enlisted man , a citizen of
the United Stales , who had served
two years , to compete for n com
mission , thus making the operation of
the law Impersonal and impressing upon
every man entering the army that ho
had an exact and even chance for a com
The incongruity of the present law re
garding the retirement of olllcors , the
secretary suggests , ought to bo cor
rected. The law puts no limitation upon
retirement for ago or after forty years'
service , but the number of nil other re
tirements is restricted by the statutes
to four hundred. In the opinion of the
secretary retirements ought to bo care
fully limited in some proper way , and ho
recommends that the law bo amended
so as to provide for the transfer of ofll-
cors from the limited to the unlimited
list. The results of the efforts of the department
partmont to encourage and aid the na
tional guard , so far as possible under
existing laws , ho vo boon very satisfac
tory , and the secretary heartily commends -
mends every intelligent effort to increase
the militia force of the country and
bring it into closer relations with the
war dopartmont. The secretary esti
mates tlio expenditures under his direc
tion for the next fiscal year at forty-
three million dollars , which Is less by
twenty million dollais than these of the
current fiscal year , the difference being ,
in the appropriations for public works ,
including river and harbor improve
OMATU is on the threshold of a year
of substantial improvement and prosper
ity. Activity prevails in all depart
ments. Public confidence Is attested by
countless , projects in the building and
industrial lines. All indications point
to 1891 as a year of great growUi. It
behooves the people , therefore , to place
city affairs ia the hands of strong , reputable -
utablo , independent men to whom the
common weal is paramount. Solflsh
combines and booellors nt'O ; stumbling
blocks in the path of progress. "With a
council in accord with the spirit of en
terprise , incalculable good can bo accom
plished for Omaha.
IN years gone by the Fifth ward wns
represented In the council by men whom
throats could not coerce * nor boodle
cajole. The time has como for the yeomen -
men of the Fifth to secure a representa
tive who will boa credit to the ward and
an honor to the city. Selfish nobodies
and tricksters should bo repudiated at
the primaries if possible , at the polls if
THE three leading polntors'of public
activity bank clearings , realty transac
tions and building improvements evi
dence In gratifying figures the banish
ment of the dark clouds of depression in
this favored corner of the foot-stool.
After a Hccont Sail Kxporloiice.
General Sherman thinks ' 'tho ' telephone U
the greatest of modem nuisances. " Evi
dently bo has never beard a democratic kazoo.
Hill and the Soimtorship.
Mr. Clovolaiid'a friends want to send Gov
ernor Hill to the United States scnabi. The
greatest objection Hill boa to the now bonor.
Is tlio support bolilad it ,
TlMiniian ittul Ills Party.
1 St. Isjuti Gtube-Demiicmt ,
The country recognizes the fact that Judge
Thurman ia a man of strict ana perfect lion-
oat y ; and It is also well aware that bis party
rotlrbd him from the ) scunto on taat account.
MX TtfK 110TVXMA ,
There wns ono guest at the 1'axlon last
evoulnff who was dolrtff moro rushing nbou
the corridors than tiny other two men n
sight. Evidently , In order to make n show
ing of being perfectly nt homo , ho was lllttliif
through the crowds in his bare head. HI ;
immovii3 Walter J , Lnmb , and some pcopU
Wore unkind enough to sny that ho is Jui
now doing the political wolf business for tin
lie hails from Lincoln , where ho practice :
law , when not engaged in pulling polltlcn
At this particular time , it is stated on ROCH
authority , Walter J. Is running n drug to flsl
up some evidence of fraud , corruption , Moot'
and riot nt tbo into election that would fur
nlsha plausible pretext for throwing oui
The dignity of Lamb's ori-aml and mode o :
work , to a large degree , will bo better under
stood nt the mere mention of tbo niuno of the
main guy. .It Is "V. O. Stickler , nn nllcgcx :
lawyer of the city the Individual whos <
ofllco wns tbo workshop of tbo problbltlor
gang of rounders , forgers and eavesdroppers ,
The follows who wcro prominent as prohi
bition heelers on lost election day hung tipor
Lamb's footsteps , button-holed him in the
lobby , got his arms twined nbout their neck
and listened to his pledges of assistance U
get them committee clerkships with n loving
fondness that gave oven the bell boys violent
attacks of nausea.
After watching tbo circus for sorao time
Tin : Ur.E man got In his work.
"Air. Lamb of Lincoln , I believe 1"
"Yes , sir. "
"Member of the bar thcrol"
"Yes , sir. "
" "What about thcso reports that certain
Lincoln lawyers are to bo picked up on ac
count of fraudulent pension prnctlcol" just
as o blind , ycu know , to divert suspicion.
"Hadn't heard anything nbout It-let's sit
down a minute. You don't say tuat some
Lincoln lawyers nro to bo called to account
for fraudulent pension practice } Did you
hear their names ! "
VI don't ' think your name was among
"IM , I know It wasn't como to think , "
"A great election wo had , wasn't Iti" con
tinued tbo reporter , thinking It time to got
down to business.
"Yes , yes great election that , " nnd tbo
lamb rubied its paws together wltli entire
"Great thing for the farmers to get on
top , " urced the reporter.
"Just the thing exactly and now we'll
have some legislation that's llko something.
I bcllovo that no set of men in the country
can do us so much good m our legislative
halls as our formers. "
" "What's tills I hear nbout a contest ? "
"O , there Is going to bo a contest that's n
sure thing , " anil tbo lamb looked llko deter
mination incarnate. "Let nobody fool them
selves on that score. "
"Well , scorns to ino that the farmers had
most enough , and tlia'j they would lot the
others follows have t'ao governor , " said the
"Tho farmers propose .o have nil that be
longs to them. "
"And does the governorship belong to
"Does M Docs ill You wont have to wait
long to see. "
'You must know something must have
some pretty straight information. "
"I'm ' in a hurry can't spend any moro
time talking with jou , but see hero 1" and
Lamb of Lincoln clenched his fist and shook
his head. "Seo hero , " ho repeated. "Mr.
Powers knows at this minute that he is
elected governor of Nebraska , and Mr.
Powers knows at this nilnufo another thing.
Mr. Powers knows that ho will bo seated as
governor of Nebraska good cvoiiliigl"
PHOXIIXEXT A 3lEltIV.t\8.
Mr. Cleveland will bo present at the Co
lumbus , Ohio , celebration of Jackson Day ,
January 8. Ho will bo Governor Campbell's
Senator Berry of Arkansas is ono of the
poorest men in congress. Ho lives in a very
economical way ana relics on his salary to
pay his bills.
William P. Southworth of 'Cleveland has
given $30,000 for a ward or wards In the hos
pital there to bo devoted to the care of sick
ana disabled children.
Rev. Edward Everett Halo Is sixty-eight
years old. Ho was a newspaper man in his
youth , and even now , if called on , ho could
sot typo or report a Qro ia nn entirely cred
Wheu Stanley was In this country before
ho received $125 for each lecture. Now ho
will receive § 500 and for the grand opening
In Now "York ? 5,000. His homo will bo la a
Stephen Roach , son of the shipbuilder ,
says his family nro ready to sell tuolr plant
on the Delaware to an "English syndicate for
$3,000,000 , the offer of $ } ,000,00t ) not being
William E. Russell , governor-elect of gas-
sacbusetts , who has rulnoj the traditions of
republican things in a most radical manner ,
Is but thirty-throo years old. Ho was born
In Cambridge and lias been its mayor. Ho Is
a rrraduato of Harvard and of the Boston uni
versity law school. Twlco before ho has run
for thogovernorship. _
James Lick , the ihllnnthropost , loft150,000
to San Francisco for frco baths n real washhouse -
house * for the working poor who have no
paths nt homo. TUo Institution la now ready
and open. It has sixty room's ' for raon nnd
forty for women. Tbo walls nro of white
tile. The tubs are enameled. Thirty min
utes Is allowed for a bath.
Justice Miller saw President Lincoln for
the lost time at the inaugural ball given in
honor of bis second election. The president
turned to hlra with great cordiality nnd sold :
"How are tbo justices and their gowns ! "
Judge Millar replied that they were all right ,
and President Lincoln wont on. "Miller ,
you were brought up on n farm weren't youV
"Yew , " replied tbo Judgo. "Well , " snld
President Lincoln , "you must have scon the
breaking of lund nnd the burning up of tint-
bor In n clearing. You have soon the heavy
bark fall oft from n Imlf-docnyeil log , while
out from under the bark would como great
winged ants , which would waddle off with
the funniest kind of clumsy dignity. Do you
know , judge , I never see ono of you Justices
with your gowns on but I think of tbe.se ants
which wo used to see on tbo farm in clear-
lug. " _
This U Nothing for Jay.
G'/ifeia / ) Ktua ,
Jay Gould Ins again performed the font of
swallowing a railroad or two before break
Plntbmouth Baptists hnvo ileeltlod to .build
The novelty works nt ICc.inioy were Rtittod
by flro Sunday. The loss amounted to $1,000.
A flro company lins been organized at Ster
ling ntul tlio town bonrd lias authorized the
purchase ot an engine.
The ladles of Fremont have reorganised tlio
chanty club for Iho winter. About & 00
raised last winter for the rcliofof tlio poor
remains in the treasury.
Tlio m-lnclpnl of thaTnblo Hock high sclioo !
Prof , .lusters , has secured n verdict against
the school district for tlio amount of his sala
ry , for which ho was forced to sue ,
lYnnk Fowler of Fiomont , now traveling
In Japan , nearly lost his llfo recently whllo
running KOIIIO rnplds In n Japanese river. Ills
boat went to pieces , but lie landed on a rock
nnd was rescued ,
Out at Curtis the nthor day nn old man and
n young ono began scrapping nnd ended the
mnthieo by trying to eat each other. The old
man bit the young man's thumb on * , whllo
the you UK InubltolT ono of the old main's
cars. It took two doctors n ball a day to
patch up the pugilistic fellows.
ffho citizens of Hayes county will liavet n >
grand circular wolf nnd coyote hunt Novem
ber JM . They will onelrclo ton townshipanil
meet nt a common contur at a sped lied Unio.
They say there nro plenty of wolves and
coyotes In that region and they are conlldent
they can round up many of them within the
circle and bag many of thorn.
Some ono shot through the window nt
George Garrison nt his homo two and ono-
half miles north ot Iluntlcy , the bullet peno-
trattng his hand. A few hours before that
time ho hnd caught Ills wlfo nnd the hired
man in a compiomislng Munition nnd had
driven them away from the house. Two
hours afterward Garrison wns shot , Iln
thinks his wlfo did the deed , whllo sbo avers
that Garrison must hnvo ilono it through
One of thi ) peculiar freaks of the Into elec
tion took plnco in Sherman county. Kinmor-
son Smith , county nUornoy-elcct of Sherman
county studied-law for a low months under
Attorney Scott of Loun City. Ho was then
admitted to the bar nnd a few days later ro-
cclved tlio nomination for county attorney on
the alliance ticket. . Ills Instructor , Scott'wo. *
nominated for the same position on the He-
publican ticket , but was badly beaten In the
race by his inexperienced pupil , who has
never yet had a case In the district court.
The surgeons and scientists of the world
nro cited to this case which will astonish
them all : Ono wcok ngo Sunday Adulbert
Hlgby , a boy sixteen yonrs of ngo , rosldlngnt
Alliance , Box Butte county , was out hunting
with nn old rusty shot gun. The pun ex
ploded , striking ; the boy In the forehead Just
nbovo the right eye , crushing the skull until
pieces of the bones Imbedded tlio brain.
Through the aid of a companion , who
was with him , the lad wns taken homo
and Dr. W. H. Smith was sXimmonoil. At
sight of the wound the doctor was surprised
to see him nllvc , but judge of his uinaromont ,
when probing the wound , to flnd nn old rusty
screw , that had boon In tbo stock , imbcdcd
fully an Inch nnd n half In thobrnln. Further
probing brought to light two nieces of the
boy's hat brim nnd four pieces of the skull bono
the largest of which was nearly the size of a
silver dollar. In the operation , the doctor
also found It necessary to remove nbout half
ah ounce of brain After nil thai injury
to the brain , the nerve center of the human
system , nnd yet llvo 1 It is sonicthlngno sur
gical authority has recorded as possible ! But
hero ills proven. The injured Iwy has been
conscious ever slnco the accident , and unless
blood poisoning sets in stands every clinnco
of recovering ,
Hog cholera is raging in Tama county.
Tnero are fifty-four inmntos in the Polk
county poor houso.
Tlio " honey crop of the state is reported
nwny "below the aver-ago.
The Union county seat will bo removed
from Af tou to Crcslou about July 1 noxt.
The third annual reunion of tlio Town sur \
vivors of the battle of Prnlrlo tirovo , Aik. .
will bo held nt Dos Molncs December 8.
The Buchanan County Poultry association
has arranged , for its annual exhibition nt
ludopondcnco from December 29 to Janu
Abruto named II. B. Jones is in jull at Ot-
tumwn charged with brutally beating Ids
wife. The poor woman's injuries nro net-ions
and Jones may have to answer to the churgo
The postmaster at Slgourncy refused to
allow the Hoviow newspaper to go through
the malls because it contained nn advertise
mcnt of a piano drawing. The advertisement
hnd to bo cut/out of the whole mall edition.
Nate Hawk , a Pomeroy barber , loft his
shop in charge of a young shaver named Leo
whllo ho went on a hunting trip. Whllo ho
was away , Leo folded un everything niova-
bio in the shop'and silently made himself
The Two Dnkotus.
Rov. Mrs. Wllkos , pastor of the Unity
church of Sioux Falls , has accepted a call to
Alnracda church , near San Francisco , Gal.
Mr. Miller , the Gnyvillo planing mill man ,
wanted $7,500 of the Elkkorn company for
damages by reason of the appropriation of
his property. The appraisers gave him
) ,500 , which ho refused to take , ana will go
into court and leave it to a jury to deter
Henry Ford of Grafton township , Miner
county , was carrying a lantern in his barn
yard , whllo engaged In doing chores , which
exploded , setting lire to Ills barn. The build
ing was consumed nnd all nls stocir , together
with his grnnory , which contained no small
amount of grain , The loss wns not less than
$1,000 , on which , there was no Insurance.
An explosion of a can of powder In Web
ber's blaoksmlthshop at Parker created some
excitement for a few minutes. The powder
had been left there for some time , but the
can was supposed to bo empty nnd no atten
tion was given it. A spark from nn anvil no
eloubt , caused the explosion , which scared
the in mates of the shop pretty badly fora
"Nature ever faithful is
To such as trust her faithfulness. "
( I'owiler form ) Is tlio
solid COII.atlUU'lIt of tllO
imturnl mineral waUira
unl coiiHUniitlon , rhoiiinatlo nnd Routy nfToo-
tlons , biliousness oliHlty ) : , dlsnoiiski , chroulo
cntiu-rli of tliostoiniioh undiilf deruiiKoniunts
of thostoniuch , liver mid klunoys , It la u won-
drrful remedy ,
UAIU91IAU Sl'IUJDEkSAl/r ( powder form )
islii nosimsou moro inrgutlvo , hulls an nl-
tur.itivo nd ullinlimtlru remedy which dis
solves tcmioloiiH bllo , nllnyH Irritation unrl ro-
Niovcsubstructloiisliy uJdlng nitUiro , Itnctt
HoothliiKlymid without pulii. llowiiro of iinl-
tutloin. Tliuceniilnn nrlloln IIIIH Urn slirnu-
turo of KISNI2K tc MKNOKLSON CO. , noln
nsonts , 0 lltiroluv Btrcat. Now Vorlc , und tlio
Bcul of the city ( llku tliu ubovu cut ) , on every
bottlu. riiumiiluts mailed frou upon applica
LOAN AND TRUST
Subscribed and dunrantood Capital.00.000
I'ald InOupltnl avXOOO
liuys and soils itoaki and lionds ] negotiates
commercial pupvrj receives nnd executes
trusts ; acts as transfer agent nnd trustee of
corporations , , takes charge of property , ool-
Iccts taxes. '
Omaha Loan&Trust Co
S , E. Cor. 10th and Douglas Sts.
I'nld In Capital ' . , | 53,000
Subscribed and Guaranteed Oupltul. . . . 100,001
Liability of Stockholders aw.OOO
51'er Cent Interest I'nld on Dapcnlts.
1'KANK J. I.ANU1 ! , Uuelilor ,
Officers : A. U. Wynmn , president. J. J. Drawn ,
vlco-prcsldent , W. T. Wynmn , treasurer ,
IlrootorA. : . U. Wymnn , J. 11. Mlllurd , J. J.
Ilrown. Guy O. Ilarton , E. W , NwU ,
L. Ulmuall , Quorao II.
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