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THE CBIAHA DAILY BEE , WEDNESDAY , NOYEMBEE 19 , 1890 ,
THE DAILY BEE.
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iNDUSTiiiALTA'spcnking , the path of
Nobnibka IB sugar contort.
Tut : Porcupine Messiah of the Sioux
evidently desires a dose of cold load be
fore shedding his quills.
Tin ; Honduras revolution will bo re-
mumborocl chiefly for the number of pro-
mat nro funerals it provoked.
has celebrated the first anni
versary of lior Independence. Ono fcoblo
old ninn , growing gray In exile , forgot
to cublo congrntulntlona.
WITH a coal famine in the west and an
oyster famine in tlio east , winter nights
I promlbo to bo rnthor cheerless hero in
6 the center of the continent.
6fl THK silent vote in Nebraska did not
fl go nbout with a brass band , but it got iu
flH its deadly work on all the constitutional
flS amendments just the same.
Ir the democratic party continues to
5V 5 dnuv apart on the question of Hill and
5s Cleveland there will bo a chance for a
s dark horse to slip in. between ,
Tin : grandson of John C. Cnlhoun
will lw the next senator from Georgia.
But ho will not attempt to revive all the
old family nonsense about states rights
nnd peculiar institutions.
Tun Rocky mountain "sanitariums"
do not place much faith in Dr. Koch's
discovery. It Booms the Berlin pro
fessor failed to Inject a liberal quantity
of mountain wind into the mysterious
lymph. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
LAST year the farmer had lots of corn
to food and no cattle to food it to , This
year ho has lots of cattle nnd no corn to
food them. It is little wonder that ho is
engaged upon a hunt to find what's
Tin : Tammany candidate for mayor of
5 Now York reports his election expenses
to b oltrht thousand dollars. His op
ponent spent twonty-oight and a half
dollars. Tlio figures accurately meas
1I 1 ure their respective strength at the bal
au MR. CLEVELAND will mnko another
a pllgrimago to Ohio on the occasion ol
o.a J.iokson'8 birthday. His oratory on
§ that day will bo a beautiful blending ol
the two sentiments "to
, the victors be
long the spoils" and "public odlco is n
public trust. "
Nr.iniASKA is amply nblo nnd amply
frilling to take care of any of her people
who nro destitute of fuel and provisions ,
but unhappily she is not equal to the
.tusk of taking care also of the men sc
destitute of sense as to telegraph dis
creditable stories of calamity across the
country. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tun collapse of the great banking
ll houbo of the Barings furnishes an object
lll lesson on the folly of investing in the se
l ! curities of countries where tlio amount
* .Q of the circulating inodium is limited tc
the capacity of the government printing
presses. It is the history of flatisui and
inllatlon repeated with the usual disas
THE Inevitable contest between Boyi
and Powers is fast driving the JJ'orM
Jfcrnhl to distraction. Its editor has no
yet worked out a plan whereby ho cai
support the claims of both contestants
It is suggested that in his weekly edl
tion ho continue to demand that Power
bo seated , whllo the daily can bo usoi
seven days in the week in defense o
Boyd. Then ho can refuse to lot tin
right hand know what the loft hnni
death and bo dead certain of coming ou
Hli Tin : defeat ot the supreme nnd dU
trlct court amendments to tlio constitti
Tl t tlon Is a public misfortune. The need c
an Increase in the number of suprom
court judges wns particularly urgonl
owing to tho- crowded condition of th
court docket K condition which delay
cnusos JuJly" two years and ofToraaprc
m' ' . ' > n on appeals. The interest of hoi :
est litigants as well as justice to the w
uupmilH ol the bonoh demanded thondo ]
tlon of both amendments , but a moat
Vo penurious spirit prevented thousands c
fi voters from expressing themselves o
the question and encompassed thol
TJ/B DKMEKTED DICTATOIt.
When n man assumes the grave re
sponsibility as the monitor nnd loader ol
a great political movement , bo should bo
prudent , ielf-possessed , well balanced
and , above nil things , truthful.
Tlio wouM-bo dictator of the Farmers *
Alliance , J. Burrows , is just the oppo
site. Ho Is wild , visionary , off his bal-
ntieo and utterly reckless as regards the
A month before the election ho as
serted that the Alliance had polled its
vote and was able to muster ono hundred
and ten thousand voters for the people's
ticket , Independent of the Knlglils ot
Labor n d ether worklngtnon , who were
ready to swell Us ranks by many thous
When the election came only seventy
thousand votes were polled altogether
by the Independent ticket. The dictator
will hardly dare contend , that forty thous
and Alliance men deserted their colors
and that not a single workingman voted
with those who remained true. The fact
lBlurrows ) purposely deceived his follow
ers , llo know then , as lip docs now , that
the available voting forcoof tlio Alllanco
did not exceed sixty thousand. Fully
ton thousand of the votes that they re
ceived at tlio late election all over the
state were cast by workingmen and vil
lage merchants , who depend on Alllanco
fanners for their patronage.
Before the election Burrows warned
the farmers against roorbacks , while his
own paper wns full ol the most reckless
exaggerations and downright fabrica
tions , which ho had concocted to fire the
fanners up to the lighting pitch.
This might nil bo ascribed to his cc-
contrio notions and his anxiety to
achieve victory for the cnuso that ho
represents. But since the election the
man has gone clean daft. Instead of a
calm , dignlfie'd nnd truthful view of the
situation , the dictator raves llko a mono-
mnnino about an alleged combination bo-
Hosowater nnd the railroads for Boyd ,
Benton , Majors and Hastings , which
winds up as follows :
The crust over hell is very thin at Omaha ,
On every street Its portals yawn always
through a saloon and its steaming reek
dally and hourly greets the stranger or citi
zen ns ho passes along Its streets. For the
election of November 4 boll organized. Out
of Its portals through the saloons on that
day It spewed its elect bullies , roughs cut-
thioats , ( lends , devils , who cared no mote for
lifo than for n ribald Joke and they were to
the lust devil in the service of the boss Imp
of satnn , whisky , the raihonds , Uosewatcr
and Jim Bend. 1'raud run riot decent men
vtcro not allowed at the polls. Men who
were peddling Independent or prohibition
tickets were knocked down , driven nway or
dinggcd off to Jnil on some fraudulent pre
text. The police were powerless to protect
reputable men , or moio often they wcro in
league with devils themselves.
This Is the actual state of facts on the day
But before election the largest , preparations
had been made , to perpetrate the vllocrlmo
of forcing Jim Boyd upon the reputable citi
zens of Nebraska as their governor.
Twenty-eight hundred foreigners wcro given
their llrst papers on condition of their voting
for Jim Boyd , the ice being paid by the
chnlrman of the democratic committee.
Thousands of men wcro falsely registered ,
ballot boxes wcro stolen and Illegal counting
was resorted to. The conspiracy was wide
spread and audacious. It reached every
town where men could bo found vile enough
to cairy out the behests of this railroad-
The result Is that this combine claims that
Jim Boyd whoso name cannot bo written
without blotting a pace Is to bo the next
governor of Nebraska.
What n monstrous tissue of falsehood
nnd drivel. Could anybody hut a maniac
rave in that fashion ? There never was
a more orderly and quiet election hold
In Omaha or la nny ether city In this
country , than that hold in Omaha on
the 4th of November. The saloons were
ordered closed by the mayor and kept
closed by the police on that day. The
business houses , banks and factories
wcro closed , and their proprietors ,
clerks and employes were at the polls
early and almost finished voting by four
o'clock j ) . in. There were two policemen
stationed at each of the forty-two voting
places , and in only four of the forty-two
wns there oven the very slightest ripple
or disturbance. The only trouble that
did occur at those four places was
through Imported non-resident prohibi
tion challengers , who were trying to ob
struct login registered voters. No man
who peddled an independent ticket was
molested anywhere. The flvo or six per
sons arrested for disturbance were both
prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists.
The police were never resisted by anj ol
those parties. The story about their
being powerless to enforce order was
concocted by a sot of scoundrels whc
were telegraphing over the state to pro-
hlbition leaders that a riot was In
progress In Omaha , that men were being
murdered at the polls and the chief ol
police had given up the city. These dis
patches were Intended to rouse the people
ple in the country towns to vote for pro
But when a man like Burrows makes
such n monstrous charge a week aftoi
the election , when ho had ample tlmo tc
ascertain that It was a palpable false
hood , ho shows tlmt ho is olthor n
wicked prevaricator or a monomaniac.
The charge that thousands of mor
were falsely registered in Omaha or thai
ballot boxed were stolen or stuffed is of r
piece with the rest of his ravings. Then
wore three registrars for each pollinf
place , and each person who came up hai
to glvo his answers under oath ns to hli
nativity , place of residence nnd quallfl
cation as a voter. The registration wai
carried oivin public and the prohibition
Ists , who took an active interest , won
present at every registration plnco nut
took copies of the lists so us to nscortali
whether nny of the parties had porjurec
Purrows' howl about the foreigner ;
and their llrst papers Is Idiotic. Tin
f constitution of Nebraska give ? every for
elgnor who has resided In Nebraska si :
months and who has taken out his doc
lurntlon papers thirty dnys before election
tion , the right to vote just the snm
as If ho had been a natlv
of the fatuU. Whether this t
right or wrong it IB part of the const !
f tution. There were over seventeen hun
dred declaration papers taken out b ;
foreigners two years ago just before th
0 presidential election. There may hav
s been a thousand moro taken out th !
year , but they were taken out forrepul
llcans and democrats and independent
nnd probibltiohlstsnUko. Nobody couli
toll what candidates those men woul
vote for nnd nobody could compel thei
f to vole nny particular ticket.
1 There may have been Irrogularltle
r and technical omissions In various town
of the state , but no citizen ot Nebraskt
nnd last of all no man who holds the re
sponsible position of editor ot the official
organ of the Farmers' Alliance , should
send lirondcaat such vile and Infamous
slanders nbout the metropolis of thla
state , of which every citizen lins just
reason to bo proud.
zoo ? , : TO tin : UENKIIAL i > nosi'Biim\
It is fairly to bo supposed that the men
who Imvo been elected to the next legis
lature of Nebraska sincerely doslro tlio
prosperity and progress of the entire
state. If there nro any who propose to
seek the advantage of apart of the people
ple , regardless of what the results nmy
bo to the others , or any who are under
the influence of sectional prejudice that
may load them to support legislation
whoso effect would bo to Ulsfirlmlnato
unfavorably against any portion of the
state , their election was a mistake nnd
maypiovolo bo a misfortune. Every
citizen charged with the responsibility
of legislation should bo ready at nil
times to subordinate local considerations
to the general good nnd the advantage
of the few to the beuofit ot the many. In
order to do this u representative- not
culled upon to Ignore the wishes of his
constituents or the wants of his locality ,
but slmnly to subsorvo these so far ns it
can bo done consistently with the princi
ple of the greatest good to the greatest
number. And this applies equally to
bodies of men chosen to represent cer
tain purti&an or factional policies.
The next legislature Is expected to In
stitute a number of reforms. The men
who will constitute the majority were
elected with the distinct understanding
standing- that they would carry
out the wishes ot the people as to certain
vital mutters regarding which the popu
lar desire has been disregarded. In such
( jlrcumstutu'cs men are extremely apt to
misjudge the limitations of the duty ex-
peeteTl of them and go too far. Wo see
such oxtravngtmt conception , or miscon
ception , of duty every whore. Because a
man Is chosen to ofllco as a protest
against some abuse of corporate mono
poly or combined capital , ho fools it In
cumbent upon him to go to any extreme
treme- however impracticable and Im
politic , in order to demonstrate to his
constituents his uncompromising hos
tility to the matter of their complaint.
It is hardly necessary to say that this
sort of thing1 has resulted in a great
amount of damaging legislation , leading1
to consequences quite us bad as those it
was intended to remedy. All govern
ment Is the result of compromise , and no
party can long maintain its hold upon
the people that disregards this essential
The practical common sense of the
people of Nebraska swept away the
monaeo to our prosperity nnd progress
involved in prohibition , and evidence of
the wisdom of that action is already ap
pearing. Lot us bo caroftil to avoid
every ether danger that might lurk
in unwise , impracticable , or reckless
legislation. The duty to judiciously pro
vide for the protection of the people
against abuses , nnd as far ns possible to
lighten their burdens , is imporatho.
But lot us not bo led by any sort of
prejudice into adopting a policy which
might result In chocljing1 their enter
prise , reducing the rewards of their In
dustry , and curtailing the means to pro
gress. Nebraska offers opportunities for
more capital ; lot us do nothing to rdpol
it. There is abundant rourn hero for
moro population , moro men to labor nnd
consume ; lot nothing bo done to prevent
the conditions necessary to attract them.
In a word , the demand is to build up
along all the lines of material progress ,
and not to pull down , and In order to
meet this demand intolligeat and con
servative legislation is required.
It would bo idle to deny that some ap
prehension is felt regarding the course
of the next legislature. It will bo con
trolled by now men elected under
peculiar conditions and obligations , nnd
it is entirely natural that their coming1
into power should create * some uneasi
ness. But wo have faith that they will
bo found loyal to the highest interests of
Nebraska and will be actuated by a sin
cere purpose to promote the general
prosperity. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
FAtiTS VOIl OMAHA nKPVHLICA.TfS.
The vote cast at the recent election in
wards conceded to bo republican are de
cidedly instructive. Taking the vote
for lieutenant governor , which fairly
represents party strength , it clearly
shows that no ward can bo considered
reliably safe unless men who can com
mand the hearty support of all republic
ans are nominated. *
In the Fourth ward , n republican
stronghold , thirteen hundred nnd thirty-
four votes wcro cast for Tom Majors and
twelve hundred and sixty-eight for Dr.
Boar , a republican majority of sixty-six.
The Seventh ward cast seven hundred
and twenty-four republican and eight
hundred and oighty-nino democratic
votes , a democratic majority of ono
hundred and sixty-five.
In the Ninth ward the footings show
blx hundred and thirty republican and
seven hundred and throe democratic
L votes , a democratic majority of bovouty-
The lesson of those figures is so plain
that "ho who runs may road. " "With , a re
publican majority of hundreds in. the
Fourth ward heretofore , a straight test
I practically wipes It out and makes the
i ward a debatable ono. Intho-Sovontlulncl
Ninth , considered reliably republican ,
the figures show n complete revulsion ol
3 sentiment and democratic majorities ox-
3 ccodlng the republican majority in the
Fourth ward. '
Those wards are represented in the
council by republicans who seek ro-cloc-
tlon. They are the loaders and chloi
3 fuglemen of the odious combine which ,
3 during the present year , recklessly
3 rioted on the substance ot the people
festered barnacles on the treasury
created now olllces for the solo benefit o
political strikers , and forced the up
pointment of disreputable nnd Incompetent
tent persons to some of the most rcspoii
slblo positions in the city.
No three men in ofllco at the proson
s tlmo have dene moro to disrupt the re
1 publican party in this city than Wheel
.1 or , Chafteo nnd Davis. They have lav
a Ished public privileges on franchise *
corporations In return for boodle wltl
s which to perpetuate their power. Thoj
s shamelessly snubbed honored am
L , reputable republicans In that body bo
cnuso they did not train with the Twon-
ty-olght club. And having been fairly
nnd honestly iqtled [ ) at tlio polls lust
July , they dragged their treacherous
carcasses to Lincoln1 , openly professing
regard for Mercer and secretly
stabbing him 111 tno bade.
The record oD the combine and the
Twenty-eight c uty is nn unbroken chapter -
tor of treachery , rascality and boodle , n
diwgraco to the dlVJr nnd a reproach to
the republican party. Yet the very
men who created and maintained both
cabals Imvo the effrontery lo solicit the
support and ciidqrbomcnt of decent re
If the republicans of Omaha hope to
maintain their load in the city council
and Eccuro the support of taxpayers in
the Fourth , Seventh and Ninth wards ,
they must again repudiate the wreckers
and jobbers , and nominate .honest ana
competent men who will unite all olo-
moiits of the party and to whom the pub
lic good Is paramount.
The present uneasiness of the Indians
between the Missouri and the Kockios
possesses the unusual element of nov
This tlmo they are stirred not by the
old spirit of ubortgltial discontent at the
encroachments of civilisation , but by
the teachings of a so-called Indian Mcb-
slab. As near ns can bo ascertained , this
icrsoti Is a Pah Ute , who has formerly
eon known by the prosaic name of John
'ohnson. Ills reported revelations would
ndlcnto that ho Is familiar with some
wrllons of the Bible. The apparent of-
ect of ills gospel of peace 1ms thus far
con to make his followers thirsty for
, ho blood of vhlto men and to stimulate
. concerted and threatening ; movement
11 along the border.
It Is impossible to sift out the grains
f truth from the chaff of exaggeration
hat Is always telegraphed from frontier
owns on such occasions as this , but as
, ho regular army is not worked to the
lolnt of nervous prostration In these
ilplng times of peace it would scorn to
o well enough to dispose troops In a
Tiaimcr to prevent the possibility of
larra to settlers. General Miles says , in
n interview at Chicago , that there are
wonty-soven thousand woll-urraod fight-
ng Sioux , together with portions of
ther tribes , available for mischief.
They have been equipped by our
generous go\ornmont as well as our
wn troops and under desperate leader-
hip coultt perpetrate much misery and
lamapo upon bottfors and their prop
It is snfo to say that the authorities
hould not trust the treacherous Indi-
ins with precious ) human lives as long
: ts they have numbers and arms suRi-
iont to repeat the horrors of the old
order days. The wisdom , therefore , of
dispatching troops from Omaha and
ilsowhcre , as has been done , will bo gen
Secretary Blalho is not allowing his
reciprocity policy to tnko care of itself.
According to Washington advices there
' ' '
are almost daily''conferences between
the secretary and representatives of
the South American republics , and it is
confidently prodiotcd that before the
oming sos&ion of congress closes some
tangiblqrosuUs will bo seen. The South
iVmerican diplomats are manifesting a
front deal of earnest interest in the sub
ject , and whenever- the preliminary
question of the form that reciprocity
shall tnko is settled the task of putting
the policy into effect may prove to bo far
ess ditllcult than many suppose.
It is reported that the administration
docs not regard with favor the proposal
that the president shall by proclama
tion declare certain duties waived in re
turn for like concessions by ether coun
tries. There is not only a doubt as to
the constitutionality of the method , but
it is considered to bo'at best a temporary
raakoshlft , , the practicability of which is
very questionable. The general view
appears to bo that the proper way to at
tain reciprocity is , through treaties , and
it is understood that the conferences of
the secretary of state with the South
American representatives have taken
this direction. So much progress has
already been made that it is said sev
eral such .treaties will probably bo ready
for ratification by the senate at the com
A very encouraging circumstance in
connection with the subject wasfurnished
in the recent formal presentation to the
president ot the nowjy. accredited Span
ish minister. In the course of his remarks
the minister clcarly indicated that his
government Is giving very oarnobt con
sideration to the question of commercial
relations with the United States , with nn
evident desire to promote an increase of
trade as a basis of mutual advantage. It
is known thnt Brazil is most anxious to
enter into negotiations at once , and there
will doubtless bo no difficulty in effecting
an entirely satisfactory reciprocity treaty
with that country. Progress will bo
slower with the ether Soutli American
republics , and particularly with Argen
tine , whoso flmuiQh complicutlons with
Europe are of so serious a nature that it
may bo several years before they nro BO
far straightened ofrUthut sho'will bo free
to mnko any new rcommcrclul arrange
ments. Roelproc _ with Mexico is also
likely to bo somewhat delayed , although
there has really Won no intimation from
thnt country unfrfSnMly to it. Rut on the
whole the outlool is exceedingly prom
ising , and the faofy that a number ol
years must elapse before the
policy can bocomd general is not
at all dlscourngtt/g. It is a groal
and coniprohonsliiqs scheme , necessarily
involving many difficulties which cannot
bo overcome at onco. The progress al
ready made is far beyond what the coun
try had a reasonable right tooxpootrnt
this early stage of the consideration ol
The agricultural producers of the
country have tholnrgost Immediate con
cern in the success of reciprocity. Wher
it Is stated that out ot staples vnluod at
three hundred million dollars oxportoJ
from , this country last year only Jlftecr
millions were taken by all Latin Amor
Icn , with Its population of fifty million !
ot people , the Importance of moro inti
mate commercial trolutions with thosi
markets becomes obvious. And the
first benefits from such relations coin *
chiefly to the agricultural producers
The policy -which Secretary Blijlno U
industriously m-plngupon the attention
nnd acceptance of the countries south of
MB has primary rolcrcnco to the advan
tage to bo gained by American farmers
in Bocurlng now mid greatly enlarged
for their surplus products.
SOCIAL SIDE O/ / '
There la ono clement In the recent
phenomenal uprising of the farmers
throughout the west and south that has
boon largely overlooked. Tills is its
There is no drawback In the condi
tions of the farmer's llfo that .rests so
heavily upon his wlfo and his sons nnd
daughters ns its loneliness. Not even
the prlco of corn , the interest on the
mortgage or the nltltudlnous railroad
rates are burdens so constantly depress
ing ns the Isolptlon from the pleasures
and the benefits of other human society.
This fact is largely responsible for the
spontaneous growth ot the farmers'
movement , for the faithfulness with
which Itf meetings have been attended
nnd for the solidity with' ' which its vote
was cost on election day. And It is nn
element in the matter thnt political
managers cannot afford to overlook.
Whatever political advantages the
fanner may win or lese from his move
ment , ho certainly has muoH to gain
from frequent association with his
neighbors and from friendly discussion
of matters in which they have a common
interest. The present organization Is
capable of being made immensely vnln-
able in a social and business way.
The social side of farm life is a matter
that should receive moro attention from
newspapers and magazines than It does.
It is a channel through which much
could bo done to make a great oloinont
of our population happy and prosperous.
THK opening of n standard gauge road
from Colorado Springs to Ogden is an
event of considerable importance to the
railroad world. The route comprises a
largo part of the Denver & Rio Grande
system , but does not traverse the
Royal gorge and Marshall Pass , those
sconie wonders which have made
the Rio Grande famous. The road
traverses Ute Pass , Soutli Park , Load-
vlllo , the valleys of the Hearing Fork
and Frying Pan , and joins the Illo
rnndo Western near the Utah .bound-
try. The paugo of tlio latter road has
been broadened through to Ogdon. The
real advantage ol the line , which is
: ontrolled by the Santa Fo company , is
hat it aflords a standard ' ffaugo road
'rom ' the eastern ba o of the Rockies to
ho Salt Lake valley and places the
Santa Fo on an equal footing with the
Union Pacific at Ogdcn. Despite the
discomforts of narrow gauge passenger
jars , the splendors of this route have at-
.ractod . the cream of transcontinental
ravel. Tlio change of gauge and oqulD-
mont will make it a most nrofltablo sumner -
nor feeder for the Atchison system.
< \sido from the Importance of thoehango
, o the railroad systems of the west , it is
a notable evidence of the gradual disap
pearance of narrow gauge roads'as ave
nues ot trade and travel in the mountains.
THK persistent determination of the
Mormon church leaders to banish polyg-
nmy from the toncts of the Latter-Day
Saints seriously disturbs the political atmosphere -
mosphoro in the region of Salt Lake.
John'W. Young , son of tno latoBrigham
Young , supplements the declaration of
the recent Mormon conference with a
petition filed In court denying that
polygamy is n part of the discipline of
the church , or that it is taught , encour
aged or practiced. This answer Is made
to stop further proceedings looking to
the oschoatmcnt of church properly.
According to Chief Justice Zane of the
territorial court , these declarations will
stand unless proven untrue. The bur
den of proof rests on the government.
Should it fail , nil anti-polygamy laws
necessarily fall to the ground , and a
largo array of olHcoholdors will soon
find themselves , llko Othello , without an
occupation , The outlook for the regu
lators of Mormon morals is decidedly
gloomy. ' '
Tisin docs not dim nor ago chill the
warmth of Mrs. Hill-Terry's regard for
the legal profession of California , Hav
ing comfortably disposed of .two disci
ples of Blackstone , she slglu for more
victims to plant 'ncath the sand dunes
of the Golden Gate. She has diacardod
the explosive love tones of the pistol nnd
substituted the Sullivan method ot im
pressing her adorers , varying the style
by giving thorn a smashing with her um
brella on their throbbing domes , How
long this style of courting will continue
depends on Sarah's consuming vim and
RAILROAD projects and practical
work in this vicinity are in keeping
with the growth and development in
other departments of activity , and In
tensifies the long-felt want of another
bridge over the Missouri rivor.
THE report that Sidney Dillon is
averse to a "vindication" conflicts with
his Ufa-long habit of taking every job
that promised fat berths for the various
branches of tlio Dillon family.
TJIK board of health chafes unilor the
council muzzle , yet the members are se
cretly conniving to maintain the mu'//lo
for two years by aiding the ro-olcctlon
ot the leaders of the combine.
Tun democrats of the Fifth ward owe
it to th'omsolves and the city toolcct i
councilman who will not devote his entire
tire time to feathering his own nest.
OMAHA'S normal school starts in Its
career of usefulness under moat promts
A,111,0Wat the council combine is a
blow for the advancement of the city.
Iowa's Dairy School.
Iowa Is to have n dairy school. Competoa
teachers , they pay , will runnot.
Sir. Dana'b Democracy ,
In regard to the proposition to put Mr
Dana In the senate , how would it do to put
up u democrat la his steadl
of tno Thrco I' .
The throa Pa Plumb , Putllgrow and Pad
dock I Their states back up their vote
against the MclClnley bill. South DoIcoU
Nebraska and Kansas regard the tariff M
twt. _ _ _ _ _
Pun Ahead for ' 012.
telo rorff Itcrattl. ( Dem. )
Well , If the democrats thlak tlioy are 'to
avon walkover In ISM they riro mistaken.
Vo shall have a regular Lottor-KO-dnllaghor
6rbof tlmo , nnd don't ' you forgot It.
into Recognition nnd ltot > oiitniicc.
Xcw York TUMI * .
The democratic party lot Allen 0. Thur-
man llvo to bo seventy-seven years old before
10 begin to appreciate him. Now they wish
ic.vhnd nominated him for prcitdo'tit In-
Load of Cleveland .
Ktilcr JlnKKiu-U Overlooked.
In trying to get nt tlio truth regarding
Stanley's rear rear column the prying report-
rs have overlooked the only man who can
urn the clear light of day on Central African
ivsterlos. Vt'o allude , It Is needless to say ,
o H , Hitler Haggard.
A Principle In 1'olltiui ! .
Success Is as dangerous to parties nn to In-
tvldunls. The democratic party's recent
Ictory threatens Its victory In IbW. If its
managers are wlso tboy will temper the ] ubl-
aliens with discretion and stick closely to
lie policy of adjusting the tariff to the de-
mnd of the voters.
Who Knaps Tills Harvest ?
Cliteaaa InterOcean. .
For the past six months or more the Now
York Voice was engaged In raising1 a largo
um ( f25,00p ) to bo used In the canvass In No-
raslfa to defeat the republican ticket III
was done. But what has prohibition pained '
ust stand back ana sea the harvest reaped
rom the Voice fund.
A. Daniel Conic to .TudjjiiK'nt.
Kansas Cttii Journal.
Judge Brewer's western chin whiskers
mvo been sacrificed to the dignity of the
lulled States supreme court. It was iloubt-
osa n severe ordeal to .TuJgo Drowor , but ho
vill find some consohtlon In the assurance of
a "Washington correspondent that ho now re-
omblos Daniel Webster.
Tlio Reward ot'.ttrfl. Lease.
fTciv York H'orW.
There Is some curiosity throughout the
country to see what sort of a plum will fall to
ilrs. Lease , the lady who wns such a moving
orcclu the farmers' allUticoln Kansas , nnd
nado 150 speeches for Its candidates. In
nnny sections It is liclloved that man , with
ils usual magnanimity , will kindly permit
Urs. Lcaso to return to the Urcsldo and mind
The Nortlipolomaiiln In France.
The London Telegraph announces the exIstence -
Istonco of a college of aerial ' "navigation nt
Paris. His now proposed In the next ex
ploration of the Arctic region , when the
expedition roaches a point beyond which the
ships cannot travel , to use air ships and sail
awnyjnto the open sea nnd return with a
cargo "of fruits and ( lowers nnd all the ether
good things which are said to exist in that
The marltct ropoits declare that there Is
"a scarcity of gold. " With all duo respect
: o the news-pathorlngj noses of the gentle
men who corralled this Item , wo would say
that to most of us this information is too old
and tlmo-woni to print even as nn exclusive ,
marked "scoop. " With a largo percentage
of the public there bos been a scarcity of
old since It sucked the gilding off Its first
Governor Hill's Conscience ,
' Kansas Cltu Journal.
A prominent New York politician says
thnt the chief obstacle to Governor TIlll's
going to the senate Is that ho has always
promised the senatorial plum to Smith M.
Weed , who 1m twlco alitod him to obtain
control of tbo legislature. That may ho an
obstacle In the mind of the politician referred
to , but it will have no effect upon Governor
I till if bo wants the senator-ship and Isn't '
afraid of Wood's rovengo.
History In a Nutshell ,
' Kansai City Gazelle.
, roiiTr-Tinui ) coxouuss.
Republican senate ; republican house. 1872.
Republican senate ; democratic house. 187-1.
Republican senate ; democratic house. 1870.
Democratic senate ; democratic house. 1878.
Republican senate ; republican house. 1330.
Republican senate ; democratic house. 1SS3.
Republican senate ; democratic house. 1SS1.
Republican senate ; democratic houso. 1830.
Republican senate ; republican houso. 18S8.
Republican senate ; democratic houso. 1693.
THE A.VIKHXOOTEA. .
Gramirutlcally speaking , n kiss Is a noun ;
technically speaking , a conjunction ; uud gen
erally speaking , a first class article.
Others have knocked at the gate of my heart ,
Saj Ing ; ' 'Pair ' ono , let mo In , I pray , "
But you boldly scaled the walls at a bound.
Saying : "I'm ' heic , and I'vocomo to stay. "
"I dreamed of you last night , " she sold
with a lingering glance.
"Did you , reallyl" ho Inquired eagerly.
"Yes ; I always dream when I eat lobsters
andplo at night. "
She You didn't stay wltn her long.
Ho Hardly. I asked her to marry mo ntnl
she said no.
She Still you should have remained.
There's generally a postscript to what a girl
la this world of contradictions
The strangest , I engage ,
Is this , tlmt when n girl has staid
At twenty-five for n decade
She's always called by jnen a maid'
En of uncertain age ,
Maud Do you purpose attending Dr , Cere
monial's church when you go back to town !
M.idgo No , I thmk'not. You know bo hat
adopted the new style of confession , nnd I
have bocn navlng such n good tlmo here al
Rummer that I wouldn't care to face the doctor -
tor with the load I've got on my conscience
She had not expected It Allco : "O Muud
I'mo troubled. "
Maud : "What about , dear ! "
"Why , I've been engaged to Tom Jinks for
nearly three weeks , and Uo hasn't given me
any chance to break it yet , and I'm afraid be
isn't goingto. . What shall I dot I really bo-
llevo ho thought I meant It ! "
"Charlie , duar , what Is a monopoly ! " she
asked , looking up tenderly , as ho rostoil sub
mlsslvoly In his arms , with lior dainty hoac
u estlcd ognlnst his coat collar.
"Well , " replied Charlie , manfully strug
gling to bring his mind to cope with ab
struse subjects , and falling altogether to gc
beyond concrete facts , "I sincerely hopa thai
this Is. "
"Maud , did you speak to the Squclchly
girls nt the play last nlgliU"
"No , Indeed , mamma. They wcro too far
off , "
"Why , I thought you said they at Just be
hind you , "
"They did , but they .wero In the parquc
circle. They were Just 75 cents too far. bacli
for ino to speak to them , mamma. "
FROI THE CAPITAL CITY ,
A Young "Woman Who Gould Not Faoo the
Prospect of Starvation.
LIVERYMAN FOWLER IS CONFIDENCED ,
g Finn Cunildcr& Itsulf Swluf
died Out of n Htook of
Tli too Candidate ! !
fur the Pen.
Nob. , Nov. 13. [ Special to Tiir
3 En. 1 The arrest of Mrs , Mmid. Maoy ami
icr daughter ICaU ) for not paying a line \ \
considerable of n shock to the friend * of UM
, wo women. The two nro motliornnil ilnugli-
.or anil 11 vo in n cosy looking cottage on
.Tenth , near M street. The place bun boon
under police surveillance for some tlmo ami
ho officers have found sulllctetU evidence to
confirm their suspicions. When tlio girl wu
arrested she hunt into tears ntul sniil she hu.l
rlcil to earn an honest living by clerking In
ono of the lending dry poods establishments
of Lincoln , but the wagon she received \vcii-
so small that she could scarcely p.iy the rent ,
and nothing wns loft far food anil clothing
.Threatenedstarvation drove bur ton Ufa of
Towi.cn 13 coNTitir.xcr.n.
W. Oon Fowler , proprietor of the livery
stable at 1110 P street , li exceedingly anxious
o rono\v \ acquaintanceship with 0110,1. W
Sovmour , who secured n horse and snddlo
from lihn on Wednesday , the fith iust. Sey
mour represented himself as nn ofllcor , nnd
that ho was nftcr sonio horse thieves. Ho
secured the horse nnil rode off , snjlng that
10 woflld bo back in n few dnys , The Satur
day following n postal card was received from
Seymour stating thnt ha was nt Nebraska
Jlty nnd in hot pursuit of bis men nnd would
bo back In n sliurt tlmo. Sliuu thnt tlmn
lothing lius boon heard from him , nnd Mr.
[ Towlcr is nt n , loss to know whether ho Im *
boon tricked out of ft horse , or whether the
niimius really tin oflkxir. Ilu bus roin-
municitcd the fuels to the pollio , and un In
vestigation will be set on foot.f
SWINDt.KI ) OUT 01' IHItM A STOllE.
Ansouj. . Hoot nnd Edward L. Piulsh n , k
for $3,41)0 ) dnmnges from Chnrlos Vt. Wilton
nnd Howard . iCinU. Root and Pnrlsh wcio
owners of a drug store outfit at Twenty-
fourth nnd 0 streets two months ago. 'J'hcv
dccluro thnt nbout that time Howard W
Zlnlr , the real estate ngent , brought to tliciu
a stmngor giving the natno of Charles IV
Wilson and recommended him ns n man of
truth niul Integrity , mid ono on whoso word
they could rely. Wilson represented thnthu
was owner of a half section of land In section
10 of Greoloy county , and thnt the same wns
worth tU3 per ncrc. Relying on thrso repre
sentations , Hoot & Parish traded their drug
stock , which w.is woitb 83IH , ( ) , to Wilson for
the hunt. Hut since then they declare thnt
they have discovered that they have been
grossly swindled , and they ohnrgoink nnd
Wilson with having wickeJlv ami maliciously
conspired together in milking their repre
sentations In order tocnent and defraud ttio
druggists. They therefore ask for damage *
to the full value of their drug stock.
Timer. NEW CONVICTS.
Sheriff J. B. Jones nnd his deputy , Mr.
Lovcrich of Ouster county , wore callois nt
the pollco station last evening. They hnd
brought down to the penitentiary Martin
Burger , a three- ) ear rann j Ed Iloaglnnd , iv
two-year man , nndPurcoll , n horse thief who
will servo for ono year , liurgcr hired two
boys untnod Hoagland to burn an enemy's
hay stacks , and one of the boys turned state's
evidence , resulting In the conviction of the
F. S. Howollof Boone county was admitted
to prnctlco ,
The following causes were argued and sub
mitted : County of Valley vs Hobnison ,
Gottschalk vs Becker , Kutberford vs State ,
Chicago , Burlington & Qulnoy railroad com
pany vs Grablin , Bartlett vs Ohocsobrougb ,
Hcott vs Chopo , Phcnix Insurnnco company
vs Swautkowsai , Oil motion , Haas vs Hotln-
Tomplln vs Bell , dismissed by plaintiff.
The following causes wcro continued : Has-
call vs Valley company , Kublco vs Davis ,
Kilputrick-Koch dry goods company vs Ful
Plaintiffs were ordered to file nnd servo
briefs on or before the With inst. in the fol
lowing causes : Jams vs Wilson , Partners'
nnd Merchants'Bank vs Uphnm , AUuldoxvs r- . -
Cluarey , McDuneld , sheriff , vs Kittcnbusch. r
Lincoln & Black Hills railroad company vs
Phillips , ot nl. Thrco cases plaintiff allowed
to file bilor In fifteen dnys nnd defendant In
ten duys thereafter. Cass county bank VH
Bricker ; defendant allowed ton duys to servo
and 11 lo briefs.
ODDS AXI > ENDS.
The Misses Allco Lclicnkuhl and Amm
Polsloy of Wuhoo have been si > oiidinp the
week In Lincoln visiting with li. W. Gilchrlst
and family at IB 13 IP street.
Articles of incorporation of the Farmers
manufactuilng company of Columbus were
filed today with the secretary of state. The
capital stock is $100,000. The Incoiporatori
A , W. Clark , Warren A. Way , John C.
Swartzloy , Angclo C. Picket and Charles A.
FIJO Chief Madden of Ashland Is the guest
of Chief Ncwbuty of this city.
H. 0. Lnnier , residing on Twenty-second
nnd Dudley streets , reports to the police Hint
whllohowas nt work at Kloventh and II
streets yesterday afternoon some fellow stole
his ulster , worth S20.
An elderly gentleman named Fred Foster ,
living nt lioja. lelt his grip , containing some
clothes , some dress goods nnd flannels , In the
waiting room of tan Burlington depot , whllo
ho went out to meet a few friends. When ho
returned the grip had disappeared. Tom Me-
Cullough and Tom McCitilgnn were nrrcsUjd
on suspicion of being the euilty persons.
The ease of 11. It. Haudull vs Mrs. U. Ham
ilton has been attracting the attention of the
district judge today. The ladv lives In Lan
sing , Mich. , but bus property intercuts in
Ilarlan county and Lincoln , nnd Randall
nctcd as her agent. Tor bis services Kaminll
asked $500. The Jury cut tno figures down to
.Tniiiaicii 11ns the Grip.
NKW YOHK , Nov. 18. f Special tTelcgram to
Tin : IlEK.J Advices from the 'West Indies
say In grlppo Is now touring through the
islands and Is making itself especially felt in
the Island of Jamaica. There nro at present ,
hundreds of cases of severe Influenza in the
island , the affection having spmnd to every
portion of the country. The doctors ngreo
thnt It is genuine Russian Influenza , the
the snmo ns the grippawhich wns epidemic
In Now Vork last spring. There bavo been
n great many cases In Kingston , and last
week many prominent business men of the
city , Including the postmaster general of the
Island , were prostrated by the malaily , some
of them having been con lined to their rooms
for several days , A similar stiito of affairs
Isroporlod from .other towns and district * ,
and the dlsco-so has evidently taken full
possession of the island.
LOAJST A.ND TRUST
Subscribed nnd Guaruntscd Capital.Kftl.OOO
1'ald Iu Capital a'fl.OOO
Ilujri nnd solU stocks and bonds ; negotiates
commorolul paper ; receives nnd executes
trustn ; acts us transfer asout and trustee of
corporations , takes clmruo of property , OJl-
Omaha Loan&Trust Co
S. E. Cor. 10th and Douglas Sts.
I'nlcl In Capital 81.003
tJiibscrlbail and Ouarantcctl Capital. . . . 100,00)
Liability of Stock Jiohlors tt , OCO
B 1'or Cent Interest 1'alrt on Deposits.
r'KAMC J. LANOK , Uushlor.
Onicors : A. U. Wymnn , president. J. J , llitinn ,
vlco-pmldont , W.T. Wymnntrcaitinr.
Dlrectorai-A. U , Wyinan.J. ll.Millanl. J. J.
Urown , Ouy O.Unrlou , E.V. . Na fc , TUwma-
U. Ulueill. auor.el ) . Lake ,
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