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    THE OMAHA DAILY I3BE , i 'IMIUESDAY ' , NOVEMBER 20 , 1890 ,
THE 33 AIL Y BEE.
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I'L'DLISIIED MOHNING
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presence , tills l tauy of Noveinbor. A. 1) . . 1SOJ.
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Notary i'ublle.
Tun imirch of the war correspondents
to the frontier presents a tfrand histori
cal picture.
LOOK out for n now crop of dlmo nov
els ns ono of tlio results of the aborig
inal revival.
IT is barely possible that economy
was introduced in city nlTalrs by tlio
combinu , but the acquaintance wns
Hhorl-lived.
IT is gratifying to hnvo Secretary
Window explain that Uncle Sam still
has a comfortable supply of money In his
insldo pocket.
Tin ? murmurs of revolt heard in every
ward represented by combine councilmen -
men foretells the coining storm. The
bosses must go.
LAiioit ngitatlon will continue to bo a
profitable profession. Mr. Powdorlyhas
boon re-olcctcd nt n salary of something
moro than ton dollars a day.
SHOUM > Sitting Bull accidentally or
otherwise run up against federal rillc.i
in motion , it Is safe to predict ho will
not have Htilllcicnt breath left to untold
bis tale of woe.
GoviiliNOlt TlUYKit hw : fired a proc
lamation right Into the midst of tlio In
dian camp. If poor Lo Insists on keep
ing up the disturbance now it is because
ho Is an Incorrigible tough.
WHIM ? the corporations uro vigorously
wilt-ring among themselves , the interstate -
state commerce commission is actively
preparing to place a few managers bo-
yoml tlio roar of the Btrifo and turmoil.
CHKYKXNI ? and Uolona are in position
to exchange congratulations. Both
cnpturoil two senators. The opinion of
the rest of Wyoming ami Montana is
somewhat equatorial in temperature and
Btiggcstlveness.
Tin : great public who road the only
correct election returns in Tin ; BKK are
liaving the same experience in the matter -
tor of the Indian uprising. Tin : OKI ?
never allows its readers to got loft in
matters of news.
GixiitAi : : , PATjMiiii has encountered
an unexpected obstacle in Illinois.
Tlu-oo alliance farmers" hold the balance
of power in the legislature , and to each
ot thorn the strange idea hits occurred
that the senatorial toga would look ex
ceedingly well on himself.
GOVKUNOU GonnoN surprised his
onomles nnd friends by getting elected
senator from Gcorcia on tlio first ballot.
15y the aid of railroad Influence he 1ms
won aft or a very hitter light and Jay
Gould secures another reliable represen
tative on ttio floor of the American bouse
of lords.
FJIANCIS E. WAUHKN has boon elected
no the colleague of J. M. Carey In tlio
United States senate from Wyoming.
This gives our western neighbor pot-
Imps the strongest representation of tiny
of thb now states , Congressman-elect
Clark being also a very able and promis
ing man. Governor Warren is a man of
moro than ordinary ability and is thor
oughly familiar with the interests of bis
Btato. JIo lias for years been identified
, with the homo Interests of Wyoming' , ns
Carey has with its Interests at Washing
ton. Together tlioy will make a strong
team.
SlNCK the demise of the btar routers ,
no gnntr has afllictoil the government
niul the country with gn-cator per
sistency und grocil than the jwiislon
sharks quartered in Washington.
Created and festered by the bounty of
the government toward tlio veterans ,
llio rapacity anil abnormal ehcok of pen
sion attorneys has bccomo a national
scandal. Every precaution taken by
congress to prevent imposition on
soldiers entitled to pensions made the
sharks all tlio moro ravenous and des
perate , and to their unconscionable
greed is duo the unceasing ngitatiou for
more pension legislation. They are the
real slmon pure patriots for revenue
only , and their zeal for the old
fiddlers is gauged by the size
of tlio fco. The pension of-
flco owes it to itself and the country to
curb the pension grabbers and rigidly
limit the privileges they have shame-
losslv abused.
Tin : AMIY O.Y Tita anouxo ,
The dispatches printed exclusively in
THK Biu : , which announced the Impend
ing gathering of troopsaround the great
Indian reservations of Dakota , have been
fully verified by the results. Although
they were promptly denied at head
quarters , within twenty-four hours tlio
orders issued bore out in every respect
the predictions of our Washington cor
respondent. At the present writing Da
kota IB encircled by a cordon of regu
lars making their way to the dlsaflnctcd
regions , with General Brooke hi com
mand of the troops.
The movement Is in many respects
Identical with thai of nearly two years
ago , when murmur.of discontent among
the southern Chcycnnus in Indian terri
tory called for a demonstration of force
under orders of General Shot-Ulan.
Whllo the few companies of troops in
the vicinity of the Indian agency were
not sufllcloiit to strike awe to the hearts
of a few hundred threatening bucks , a
muHSlngln force of all the garrisons of
the department promptly showed the
restless Indians the futility of n hostile
demonstration. Practically the Hitmo
condition of affairs now exists through
out the entire northwest , where the
Sioux , tlio northern Chcyonnos , the
Crows , the SliQihoncsand the Uannocks ,
under the stimulus of religious fervor ,
are threatening1 their agents and defyIng -
Ing the authorities on the agencies.
While there is no good reason to be
lieve that with the approach of winter ,
and its heavy snows , the thirty odd
thousand Indians of the plains are likely
to go on a raid , yet the evidences of
insubordination ao such as to make it
highly proper that the war department
should evince the power of tlio army ,
anil prevent by u show of force the first
semblance of nn outbreak. It Is duo lo
this fooling on the part of the authorities
that the present movement of troops has
been ordered , and that all the army of
the United States , now In garrison in
the department of the Platte , lias been
placed under arms.
General Uroolco is now on the ground
with a force ample to suppvoss the be
ginnings of an insurrection. The garri
sons of Forts Xlobrara and Robinson in
this department , and of Fort Mcado in
the department of Dakota , which sur
round the Sioux reservation , nro ready
to move , and most of thorn nro now at
the scene of the disturbances ,
Wo do not buliovo that thcro will bo
trouble , because the best possible
method for preventing trouble has been
so promptly taken. It is a matter for
congratulation that the war department
has acted so quickly under the advice of
experienced men like General Miles ,
General Merrill and General Brooke ,
and that they have not waited for nn
actual foray before sending troops to an
ticipate and capture , alter long and
painful delays , the Indians who have
been the cause of the disturbances.
A aiOAxrw K.t/r.uvir r/msr.
II is now plainly evident that the out
come of the recent commotion in Wall
street Is to bo the formation of a gigan
tic railroad trust. . Jay Gould , the Van-
durbilts , and other heavy capitalists are
apparently behind this movement which
contemplates the control of all the trans
continental lines nnd all other impor
tant western roads under ono manage
ment. The Union Pacific , the Atchlson ,
Topokn and Snnlu Fo nnd the Richmond
Terminal have largely changed hands
during the recent excitement and gone
in the direction of the men who already
control the other important links in the
chain which binds the interstate com
merce of the country from ocean to
ocean.
There can bo but one object of such an
imperial trust as this the crushing of
all competition. There can bo but ono
legitimate result the raising of rates to
the utmost limit that "tho tratllc
will bear. ' ' The increased earnings
must bo paid by the people , whom these
railway lines servo as arteries of com
merce. But what will bo the ultimate
results of this aggressive move on the
part of the railway magnates ?
It cannot fail to add fuel to a fire that
is already slowly burning awny the sup
ports of corporate monopoly in this
country. There is a deep-seated aver
sion among Americans to paternal
schemes of government and to any at
tempt to obscure the line between the
legitimate business of the public and the
natural and proper business of indi
viduals. This sentiment , oneo the safe
guard of capital and enterprise ,
has rapidly bccomo in recent
years the bulwark of monopoly. Pre
suming upon this national instinct of
business independence nnd aversion to
anything bordering upon socialism ,
capital has by syndicates , combinations
and trusts deprived the people of the
heartfelt influence of competition. Thus
a myriad of private enterprises have
boon merged into a few monopolies of
astounding proportions , and thus the
tlmo has como when a few men 1mvo
money and ncrvo sulllclont to gather
into their hands all the important lines
of railway that bolt the continent. It is
distinctly a move directed against the
business interests of the country and es
pecially of the west.
The sentiment of the times is strongly
opposed to every species of combine or
trust. The tendency of public thought
is in the direction of legislation of the
most aggressive character to arrest a
threatening and expanding evil. The
inevitable outcome of this latest move
ment will bo to strengthen the demand
that already cries aloud for government
ownership , or control , of all the rail
ways. The sound Americanism that
has hitherto oppo.-cd this demand must
plvo way before the necessities that
those arrogant aggressions of monopoly
have forced into view.
TUB -V.ir/OXl i JVAMiVCES.
The statement nuido by the secretary
of the treasury at n cabinet meeting ,
that the position of the treasury is por-
fcctly secure and Ball-factory , cannotbut
have a reassuring effect upon the coun
try. This does not follow by reason of
any general impression that the national
finances were In an unsatisfactory shape ,
or that the treasury was llkoly to en
counter any dltllculty in meeting its ob
ligations , though these things have been
suggested , but because the largo depend
ence which tlio money market 1ms
learned to rest upon the public treasury
gives to such an avowal at this time pe
culiar force as nn aid to the restoration
of confidence. The secretary docs not
promise tiny special nsuls tanco lo the
money market , and it Is not clear that
ho Is In n position lo render any were ho
called upon to do so , but the knowledge
that he Is abundantly able to take cave
of nil demands upon the financial de
partment of the government from Its
regular resources , when the possibility
thnt such might not bo the case had
been hlnled , nud doubtless to a limited
extent foareu , will certainly bring asonso
ofa relief that will bo beneficial. The
fact that tlio secretary proposes to keep
on the safe stdo of the financial question ,
by spending only such money as is neces
sary , will cause no "distrust of his hith
erto avowed intention to go as far ns
the law and prudential considerations
will permit him In protecting the finan
cial interests of the country. IIo could
not do in a similar case , what has just
boon dotio by the Bank of England to up
hold the great banking house of the
Baring Brothers , but BO long as the
treasury hns money on hand beyond the
immediate demands upon it , it taay bo
rolled upon to use all authority under
the law to avert a monetary crisis.
As appears from the statement ot Sec
retary Wlndom to the cabinet , the
treasury now has over thirty-two million
dollars to meet any emergency that may
arise , and as receipts are unusually largo
the surplus Is certain to increase In the
absence of some extraordinary demand.
There seems to bo no immediate danger
of tills , or at any rate the treasury
olllciiila do not appear to bo at all appre
hensive. As to the general financial
situation it seems to bo steadily regain
ing the normal stage. There is still re
ported tin unsettled tooling abroad , but
unless something wholly unexpected
should arise the worst has evidently
boon passed , nnd while our own market
is yet in a somewhat sensitive condition
It is hardly possible that anything
which might occur would again subject
it to so severe a strain na that through
which it has just passed. The fact ap
pears to bo that wo wore in a financial
condition exceptionally favorable for
meeting the "shock that came rather
suddenly and fiercely from London , nnd
while a number of wrecks attest its se
verity , the situation is doubtless moro se
cure for the elimination of those weak
vessels. At any rate it is a great deal
to bo authoritatively assured that so far
as the financial department of the gov
ernment Is concerned its position is
entirely sound and safe.
TUKT AUK ALL Z(75KV SS
The official organ of the combine has
at last come to the rescue of the tax-eat-
ors und boodlors. In this delightful task
it treats the citizens nnd taxpayers of
Omaha as chumps and idiots.
Wo are assured that the present city
council has been n business body nnd has
boon controlled by business men ,
who have managed the city's affairs in a
businpss-liko way. If by tnis it
is meant that the leaders of the com
bine have managed the city's affairs
with a businoss-liko tact that has put
money into their own pookots , wo will
cheerfully concede the statement to be
true. It has been business with them
from the word go. Mr. Wheeler , the
great chairman of the finance com
mittee , is all business. As nn insurance
agent * ho has mndo his position
count for a great deal in his business.
Ho hns been very thrifty in getting
insurance from everybody , who had
any business with his council commit
tees. Ho has plastered insurance pol
icies on the street railroad company's
power houses and motor buildings , and
demonstrated to the city hall contractor
that it was to his interest to transfer
his insurance policies to the companies
ho represents.
ChaiTeo has also run things from a
business standpoint. IIo is not in the
council for his health. A prominent
lumber dealer declared loss than
three days ago that ho proposed
to spend throe thousand dollars
lars to ro-clect Chnffee. How docs
this man expect to got his money back ?
And why is the superintendent of the
waterworks company so deeply inter
ested in ChafTco , who certainly is not a
lucrative patron of the company as a
water consumer ?
Councilman Davis is also a business
man who docs things in a busi
ness way. IIo has been do
ing a rushing business for
the electric-lighting contractors , the
gas company , the street railway com
pany and the waterworks company. Ho
is business in a minute , like hia partner ,
McLeary , chairman of the fire and
water committee , who took the water
works company's bookkeeper in as part
ner within n month after his election to
the council , and is running his foundry
chiefly upon castings for the water
company.
And O'Connor Is also a very prudent
business man , you know. And if ho
doesn't keep all ho gets it Is his own
faultWith
With such business men in charge of
our city's affairs , ' things are run in a
business way , of course.
TllK COJfJfrSSICW .VOTES.
The interstate commerce commission
hns at last made n practical move , agree
ably to its lawful authority , for the pun
ishment of western railroads that maybe
bo shown to bo guilty of manipulating
rates. Documentary evidence hns been
presented to the grand jury of the United
States circuit court at Chicago against
a number of the western roads , relating
chiefly to the manipulation of grain
rates. It would Boom that the work of
preparing this evidence has boon care
fully done , and there Is reason to expect
that the roads against which charges
are made will bo indicted , and some of
them suffer the penalties proscribed by
law.
law.It
It is certainly time that the commis
sion should take action of this kind ,
alike in defense of the law , in vindica
tion of Its own authority mid in the pub
lic Interest. The fact that the law hns
been persistently violated , not alone in
-tho mnttor upon which the commission
has obtained evidence , but in other di
rections , has boon a matter of common
understanding , and the failure of the
commUslon either to correct or punM ;
these unlawful practices hns had the ef
fect to very greatly weaken public con
fidence In thiAlvJuy. The fault Is not In
the law. In vmktavor other respect the
Interstate commerce not may bo wantIng -
Ing , It id sttnii ) uy | | clear and explicit In
the authority gives tlio commission to
' "
proceed ngaln'tf 1030 who violate It , and
If vigorously and firmly enforced the
penalties are ample to prevent violations.
The rnllt'oitds hao persisted in their dis
regard of tholawuecauso they have boon
led to believe they could do so with im
punity.
It appears that the evidence on which
the commission is now proceeding ngalnst
the roads was obtained previous to tlio
order ot some months ago reducing the
rates on grain from the Missouri river
and interior points of Kansas end Ne
braska to the Mississippi river and Chi
cago. It Is not to bo doubted that later
evidence of tlio manipulation of grain
rates could bo obtained if desired , but
the public will bo very well satisfied If
the commission shall bo successful in
making a case with what evidence it is
In possession of.Vhnt is wanted is such
an enforcement of the law nnd its penal
ties ns will convince the corporations , or
moro properly their reckless managers ,
thnt persistent disregard of the national
will and authority is n dangerous and un
profitable proceeding. The interstate
commerce commission Is In need of vindi
cation. It has fallen under the suspicion
of being indifferent , If not with bolng
moro concerned for the protection of the
corporations than the public , and It has
consequently lost In popular confidence.
It may still bo able to show that in this
tin injustice has been done It , and In doing
this also contribute in a very important
degree toward removing some of the dif
ficulties m the way of a solution ot the
railroad problem.
I/OH * THEY IIEDUCK TAXES.
The most bare faced statement that
wo have oycr seen in print is the nssor-
tion of the olllcial organ of the council
combine that taxes have been reduced
by the very buslncss-liko methods of
Wheeler , Davis and Chnffco. It takes a
great deal of brass to make such nn as
sertion In the face of the facts that are
within the reach ot every taxyayor.
Where , when nnd how has the com
bine reduced city taxes ? The present
council was organized by corrupt bar
gains with city contractors and n
shameless bargain to allow a forty-livo
thousand dollar claim to the gas com
pany which was In dispute in tlio courts ,
and which should nave been loft to the ad
judication of the. court. It was common
report in the city , and members of the
combine wcro charged right in their
faces that several thousand dollars had
been paid to hold ' , them together in the
organization of tlio council. No sooner
had this council beoa organized than
they began creating a now sot of offices
for dead-beats and ward heelers who
wore pensioned upon the city and have
been living upon the taxpayers ever
since. Those parasites nro quartered In
nearly every department and the result
is nn enormous increase on tlio city pay
roll.
roll.In
In the first six months of 1889 the
amount drawn by parties on the city pay
roll , whoso'appointinoht Is not expressly
provided for by the charter , aggregated
$30,171.01. For the first six months of the
present year the .amount . paid employes
not expressly provided for by the charter -
tor nggregated 310,250.50. Hero is nn
increase of over ton thousand dollars in
the first six months of this year on the
extra salary lists alone. Thcro has not
been ns much done in the matter of pub
lic works this year as lust year and the
extra payroll does not include employes
of the park commission , or of the police
and fire departments. Reducing taxes ,
indeed !
But this is only a trifling exhibit of
the raid upon the taxpayers to which
the comliino has given its active sanc
tion.
It is a matter of .record . that they re
pealed the ordinance that required the
street railways to pay for paving between -
tweon their outside rails and
refunded $16,000 to the street car
company after It had been paid into the
treasury under a convenient protest.
This tax was loaded upon tlio property
owners when the franchises which the
people have voted to this company with
out price nro worth millions.
A few months , later they voted the
right of way over the now Tenth street
viaduct for which the company would
have been glad to pay at least ten
thousand dollars into the city treasury.
What conclusion can wo reach except
that the combine had to bo lubricated
before they wont on record for such job
bery ? Reducing taxes , indoedl
IF IT were practicable to investigate the
conspiracies that have existed , and still
exist , under the prohibition law of Iowa
by which justices of the ponce and their
mercenaries have mercilessly plundered
the people , the result would undoubtedly
bo alarming. For years these officers
of the law justices , constables and In
formers hnvo been banded together to
carry on the most unscrupulous espion
age , and not only have thousands of In
nocent persons slilTercd , but the whole
peonlo hnvo been compelled to contribute
to the iU-gott4n .lgnins of thcso free
booters. It is reported from DCS Moines
that the fee transcripts in liquor cases
during the pasty | ar in that county alone
have amounted , lo over ono hundred
thousand dollars innd there nro other
portions of the ai ito where In till proba
bility the people have been nearly as
badly plundered. Governor Larrabco in
his final message called tlio attention of
the legislature tpjjlus grave abuse and
recommended remedial legislation , but
nothing was donpby the last legislature.
The people , h'oVevor ' , have provided
their own remedy , mid after the present
year the gang of marauders will find
their occupation gono. Among the de
moralizing effects of prohibition In Iowa
none has worked much greater injury
than this abuse , which oven a governor
friendly to prohibition felt compelled to
condemn.
WITH honest , ronutablo candidates ,
tho.ropubllenns cnn maintain their as
cendancy in the city council. To nomi
nate , notorious boodlors nnd jobbers is to
court defeat.
AMON'a the outrageous acts of the
combine , the Increase of tax exemptions
stands foremost. Despite the explicit
diroctioaj of the constitution that prop
erty must bo used "exclusively for
agricultural nhd horticultural societies ,
school , religious , cemetery nnd chnrlt-
able purposes , " to entitle such property
to exemption , the combine has placed
properly worth millions of dollars on
the fruo list , thus Increasing the bur
dens of tnxpnyors und overriding the
plain ' .otter of the law nhtl the opinion of
thb city attorney.
THE now constitution of Mississippi
Indicates a disposition among the natives
to accept existing conditions nnd make
the best of them. The now organic law
benevolently wipes out slavery and re
pudiates secession , two notable symp
toms of progress among the shotgun
brigade. It forbids duelling and lot
teries , grants to women equal rights
with men In acquiring nnd holdIng -
Ing property , establishes a commis
sion to supervise railroads , express ,
telegraph nnd telephone companies and
adopts the Australian election system for
fi vo years. The chief object of the constitu
tional convention lo regulate the col
ored vote wns accomplished by levying
u two dollar poll tax , und Imposing an
educational test on and after 1SU2. This
clause will affect both white and colored
voters , but wns the only practical plan to
insure democratic supremacy and white
ascendancy. The constitution , on the
whole , marks a decided advance In the
shotgun politics of the state.
THK republicans of the Fifth ward
nro confronted with a splendid oppor
tunity to elect a representative ) man to
the council. O'Connor is doomed , but
those who seek his place on the demo
cratic ticket are not a whit bettor. The
people of the ward are decidedly weary
of brainless political upstarts , nnd If the
republicans bring out a strong , brainy
man they will.secure the active support
of hundreds of disgusted democrats.
The gentlemanly train raiders of
Texas were foiled in their latest attempt
to harvest a crop of express money by the
vigilance of railroad inannsorn in provid
ing armed guards for trains. Travelers
by the southern routes are thus given
reasonable security for their lives and
belongings , with the added attraction of
periodical fusihules en route , to break
the monotony and give refreshing zest
to fleeting scenery.
As the combine bus secured the aid
nnd comfort of an organ , it is to bo hoped
they will favor the public with nn ex
planation of the reduction of half n mil
lion dollars in the total assessed valua
tion , compared with the previous year ,
in the face of the fact , certified by the
building Inspector , that four nnd a half
millions were invested in buildings in
Omaha during 188D.
THE Business Men's union of Minne
apolis hits raised a purse of ono million
dollars , to bo paid out in aid of now
jobbing and manufacturing enterprises
located there during the next three
years. The example may bo trans
planted with beneficial results by every
live city In the west.
TrtESK are times ot strange , startling
sensations. "A war about water" is
raging in a leading Missouri town ,
whore the fluid is respected mainly for
its usefulness as an adjunct to naviga
tion.
JUST now the exactions of the cam
paign are such that Mr. Wheeler cannot
stop to enquire where citizens' , seeking
favors from the city , place their Insur
ance.
OF THE x
The Uaadllln waterworks are nearly com
pleted.
Ponder has purchased a fire engine at a
cost of $715.
The meat markets at Superior have agreed
to close on Sunday ,
A grand wolf hunt will bo a Thanksgiving
attraction in Otoc county.
Thn Ulysses Oddfellows will ffivo a ball
and banquet -Thanksgiving day.
The clcetrio light plant at O'Neill Is almost
ready for operation nnd the city expects to
have waterworks in the spring.
Thn Custcr county Jail now contains but
ono Inmate and lie Is n prisoner from Box
Butte county Held for safe keeping.
Juugo S. W. Burrows of Ord wns stricken
with paralysis last week. Ho may recover ,
hut his age , scvcnty-llvo years , is against
him.
him.The
The village of Eagle Is Infested with sneak
thieves , ono of whom was Riven n dose of
bird shot by a citizen whoso henroost lie was
i ohblng.
There was a tie In the vote for county
supervisor in Enterprise township , Vulloy
county , between the independent and demo
cratic nominees. They drew cuts nnd tlio
democrat won.
The wlfo of Charles Peterson , agricultural
Implement dealer at Oakland , became
violently Insane ) n few days ny o from religious
excitement and will bo taken to the Insnno
asylum. She Is thirty-live years old and tlio
mother of four small children , who hail to bo
removed from her presence for fear of her do
ing them violence.
lown.
Muscatlno wants n beet sugar factory.
Glcnwood's artesian well Is now' down
1,800 feet.
Adah- county has voted to build a now
court house.
An electric street railway for Burlington Is
now assured.
There were 2,500 barrels of apples packed
nt t ; Ion wood this season.
The Iowa sheriffs will meet in annual con
vention at DCS Molucs December 17 and 18 ,
A girl baby weighing ono pound and seven
ounces was bom In Page county the other
day.
day.Tho
The Dubuque conntv poor farm consists of
2.)0 acres of land and the poor house contains
tlfty-two Inmates.
Wens Machacek. a brutal wife beater , as
fined $100 for indulglni * in his fnvorito pnst-
tiaio , by Judge Stoncimm , ut Cedar Knpiils.
The new Winonn Si Southwestern road
will ho completed to Osage by January 1. It
runs from there to Mason City , where It ex
pects to absorb the Mason City & Fort Dodge
road and extend southwest to Omaha and
Kansas City ,
The fifth annual meeting of the Iowa Draft
Horse association will bo held in De Molues
January 1H , IS'Jl , the day preceding the
annual meeting of the state hoard of agricul
ture. C. F. Curtis of Nevada is secretary of
the association. _
Tlio Two Dukotna.
Fuullc county's debt will not So refunded.
Hill City will veto oa Incorporation on the
Mth.
Mth.A
A Grafton little boy foil upon o barrow and
a tooth toro lila scaln while another entered
thu check and shoved nut the eyeball. I'liysi-
cluns were Immediately called und the child
is slowly recovering.
It Is alleged tb&t at nno of the election pro
ducts In the Black Hills the clerks wore both
under age , and that the judgen wuro some of
the tlmo cngngcd in u KIIIIU of curds ut ono
tiltlo. the voters depositing their own bulloU
iu the box.
PREPARING FOR CONTESTS ,
Powers niul Deoh cm One Point Pall to Sea
Ejo to Eye.
DIFFERENCES REPORTED COMPROMISED ,
A Mncoln I i inly Mourns the Jlystorl-
oun Disappearance of Her Din-
inondH Vagaries of ailukcy'a
ailtul New Kcimbllonn Club.
LixcotNob. . , Nov. IP. [ Special to Tun
Bun. 1 Powers mid Doch arc said to still
disagree over the matter of contesting nil the
stnto executive olHecs. Powers will ho sat
isfied If ho can bo seated , and la willing to lot
tlio other gentlemen oil thonlllnnco tl-kctro-
irmln in prlvnto Ufa Powers' reasons for
tills ns expressed to bis friends nro us fol
lows :
1. That with tlio povcrnor and legislature
nt their command , the nllluico ; Ciin tnnnngo
the state. It the stnto board of trans
portation docs not coma up to tlio demands ot
the nllltmcc , the party cnn pass a Inw taking
the power out of tnc hands of tl.o stnto board
of transportation and hnvo regular railroad
commissioners appointed by the governor.
2. The difference between tlio votes for
Boyd and Powers may bo very easily over
come , ho thinks. by throwing out
n few precincts through the nftldnvlts
alleging fraud. It will bo much easier
therefore , us 1'owew reasons , to overcome
the plurality oflloyd of 1,141 than to over-
coino the plurality of the republicans elected
on the face of the returns for the other
executive ofllccrs , those pluinlltlcs being
from 2,500 to1,000. .
3. Powers believes that the seizure of nil
the executive odlccs will redound to the ills-
credit of tlio nlllunco party and crcuto n
prejudice against that organization for nbus-
Inc the power it had in the legislature of
passing on the returns.
The more conservative , nlllnnco men ngreo
with Powers on these points ; but Joch , who
Is determined to bo lieutenant governor , will
not ho'ir to them , nncl other candidates on
the nlllunco ticket sldo with him.
Dictator Ihtrrows Is said to bo oiiooftlm
loaders who Is in favor of grabbing overv-
thing In sipht , and it Is believed that Powers
will yield his own judgment to the command
of the dictator.
Many of the alliance people express the
fear that tlioy cannot provo fraud enough to
throw out any of the republican candidates
elected In the fuco of the returns.
On ono point only do all the alliance lend
ers seem to ogrco and that is in condemning
and sneering nt Omaha.
I atcr It is reported that Burrows has
succeeded In having his own way about the
proposed contest and that Powers has given
in to him. This afternoon the notices of con
test to the republican state ofllccrs elect were
printed.
WHO sroi.r. TIIH DIAMONDS )
That Is the query which is agitating the
family of Mrs. A. D. Marshall , who lives at
1234 U street. There is considerable of an
air of mystery about the robberv , for such it
appears to be. The motive for this cannot bo
divined , but nevertheless the few police oftl-
ccrs who were nrndo cognisant of the affair
and hnvo aided hi the search are apparently
bound not to divulge iiuy of the particulars.
Mr. Marshall and two of his friends wcro at
the police station for sonio tirao this morning
and were overheard enjoining the ofticers to
say nothing to the newspaper men about the
affair. Mrs. Marshall is. or rather was , the
owner of a hamlsomo diamond pin , several
rings and other diamond studded ornaments ,
out yesterday afternoon when she went to
her Jewel case she discovered the sparklers
were all gone. She did not have the bureau
drawers locked.
Several police ofllccrs wore called to in
vestigate the mutter , and it it said ono per
son was arrested and taken to the station.
The rooms occupied by the suspect were
searched , but as the prisoner was released
it is supposed nothing was found. The party
suspected was n visitor at the Mai-shall rosf-
dcuco yesterday , it is said.
rou nusu uirmsoNMnxT.
John "W. Ilafor , through his attornovs ,
filed suit In the district court ngalnst John
W. llowmnii , claiming damages in the hum
of SUV-M-i for false Imprisonment. Ilafor is
tlio young man from Sncnamloah , In. , who
was iirrested about a month slnco on com
plaint of IIr. Bowman , who charged that
Hnfer falsely Impersonated ono .1. L. Lain-
bertson and secured 3-2" from Bowman by
moan : of a chattel mortgage on property
which ho did not own. Ilnfcr was boun'd
over by Judpo Houston , hut when the case
came up In district court Hafer's attorneys
brought out suftlcicnt cvidonco to establish n
strong alibi and the Jury promptly dis
charged him.
The petition sets forth that Hater was ar
rested on October 11,1800 , and imprisoned in
] ail for the space of thirty days. That the
jail was very damp , and , as a consequence
plaintiff became sick nand was confined to
his bed for the space of four days , and his
health was irreparably injured. Ho also in
curred great cxpcnso in defending himself ,
lost the employment for which ho was re
ceiving § . ' ) per day : has suffered great mental
anguish nud bodily pain and has been brought
Into publiu scandal mid disgrace to his dam
age In the sum of $10,202.
MICKIJY'8 MIXD.
Theodore Kaar nworo out n warrant In the
district clerk's otlico this afternoon chaiX'iiiK
James I ) . Mickey , a farmer residing lour
miles south of the city , with bolnginsane and
that his being at largo is a danger to the com
munity. Mickey is well-to-do , and this Is the
second time that helms been up before tha
insanity hoard. About four years ago ho
was kicked on the head by a horse and ren
dered insensible. Ho lay out in the cold
about three hours before her was found , half
fro/en to death. Since then ho has acted
queerly at times , mid in the early opart of
18S7 was on a Jury In tli < > district court ns n
talesman. The case was a long and compli
cated one and the Jury were out three duys.
It didn't lake Mickey that long to make up
his verdict , however , and ho astonished the
court by walking in and telling thojudgetliat
ho had agreed on the verdict , lint the other
fellows hadn't. Years ago ho was an attend
ant nt the asylum , and when ho was sent
there by the commissioners on May 27.1837 ,
the sheriff was able to get tiim thcro only by
pretending that ho was going to place
Mickey In charge. Mickey remained in the
asylum two years , when ho was discharged
as'linrtnlcss. Ills recent attack appears to
have started from lost , week , when ho at
tended the HUlo of A. 0. Hcddlsh's YanUco
Hill farm , when ho bought six head of hogs ,
Ho drove homo so fast Unit ho Jolted nil the
hogs out , inid raised n great rumpus when ho
got homo and found ho had no porkers. The
hearing was set lor Saturday.
Till : STJIIKI : OFF.
The difficulties existing between .Tames II.
O'Neill , the North Ninth street plumber , mid
his men have been scttlcu and the boys have
gone back to worlc. A member of the union
stated that the strike was caused by Mr.
O'Neill Ignoring certain rules of tlio union.
KulofX reads : "No Journeymen will bo al
lowed to work In n shop where n Jobber Is
employed In preference to a Journeyman. A
shop employing a Journeyman will bo entitled
to ono Jobber , and for ovorv four men so em
ployed nno additional Jobber. "
Mr. O'Neill , who omploved three Journoy-
mcn and tuo Jobbers , complied with the de
mands of the union by discharging- Charles
Stetson , ono of the Jobbers.
A MiTTEIl OP I'Ol.ICK KEE9.
Judge Field and a Jury wcro busy yester
day afternoon with the old case of Chambers
B. Ilcuch vs A. F. Parsons. Tuo suit was to
recover MX ) us fees for arrest of prisoners
and court attendance wbllo Pait.on * was
police Judge and before ho was removed from
otlico formlsaomeanors. At thattlmo police
men pot but fMi a month , and in addition a
fco or $3 was given for each arrest modu
when tlio prisoner paid. J. C. fllcBriclo and
J. II. McCluy , bondsmen of Parsons , wcro
party defendants. Beach figured up from the
record of tha police court that the above
named sum was duo him. 'i'nu dcfensu was
that the claim had been settled nnd a receipt
dated October 1 , 1887 , was Introduced la
evidence , Ileach. however , claimed that the
Date should bo 1830. The bondsmen also de
nied any responsibility , inasmuch as under
tht > orltfiinlo law of the city , notwithstanding
the ordlndiico relative to fees , policemen
could roroivo nothing boyoud their salaries ,
and wcro net entitled to uny foos. The case
was given w the Jury at tlio close of court ,
nnd a scaled verdict returned. This verdict
was found to bo for defendant when opened
In court this morning.
IOUNO MEN'S iir.rf m.tr.tx ci.on.
A nioctliiir of young republican * of tlio city - \ .
wns hold lust cvoiiliiff nt the ofllco of Hcpls-
tcrcr Clnrlc In the government building for
the purpose of organizing a club to bo known
ns the young men's republic-mi club. U'ho
followingofi leers were elected : President ,
AV. II. Clark ; secretary , George A. Ale-
Arthur ; treasurer , .f. I , Klrhy ; c'luilrinan of j
executive committee. C. K. Alexander. The s
other incinbora of the executive conmiltteo f
will IKS adoi'tnl from the various wards nt /
the next meeting , with two to each ward.
C. W , IIoxio , Frank Kaufman , Chris Crimp ,
H. H. Gllllsplo nud K , B. Stoplieiison wrro
appointed n committee to frame a constitu
tion and bv-lnws. Other routlno business
WM transacted , nnd an adjournment taken tn
tomorrow nltht. ( The club promises to be nu
important factor In politics.
nnortniT TO TIMK.
\V. O. Norton presented today nn applica
tion to the supreme court for n peremptory
writ of mandamus requiring the cleric ofth4
district court of llutler county to approve 4
suporscdena bond In the ciiso wherein Mr.
Norton was required to pny Into court tlm
Bum of $ ' 2,5:10 : , within ten ( lays or stnntl com-
mlttcd for contempt , from which order hi )
prosecuted error to the supreme court. Th < i
writ was granted.
Afothcr writ was granted by the auprumn
court In which , It. B. Clrnhnin , mayor of tint
city of Lincoln , was required to execute and
deliver to John A. Huckstiiir.WO.OiK ) worth of
sewer bonds and fiJ UOO worth of paving
bonds.
PITRKMU COUKT.
Cannon vs Wilbur. Krror from Douclns
county. Afllrmed , Opinion by Mr. Justice
Norvnl.
1. In order that n landlord mnv avail him
self of nn option contained in his lease , tn
terminate the same for a failure to nay thu
rent , ho must give the tenant notice of his In
tcntion to declare a forfeiture.
S. Ordinarily where a tenant Is wrongfully
evicted by his landlord , the measure of tin1
tenant's damages Is the rental value of tlio
property for the uncxpiral term , less the
ninoutitof rent reserved by his lease ,
Kvldcnco considered and held to sustain tlio
verdict.
lioot vs Stnto bank of Nebraska. Error
from Snllno county. Dismissed. Opinion by
Mr. Justice Maxwell.
1. An order overruling n motion to dU-
cluirj.ro nn attachment In not a Him ! order and
cannot bo reviewed prior to thu rendition ol
llmil judgment.
- . Proceedings In error held to bo prcma- (
til rely brought and are dismissed. "T
City of Sownrd v Klcnck. Urror from
Reward county. Afllrmed. Opinion by Mr.
Justice Maxwell.
1. Where a bill of exceptions which con
tained nil the testimony wns not presented to
the attorneys of the adverse party for correc
tion und amendment for a considerable tinm
after thnt tl.xcd by law and was then signed
by the judge against the protest of the attor
neys of thrt defendant in error. Held : That
whllo errors which occurred during the trial
could not ho reviewed , yet the evidence will
ho considered for the solo purpose of deter
mining whether or not there was sufficient to
sustain the verdict.
L' . Evidence examined and held to support
the verdict.
IMctllandcr vs Hydcr. Appeal from Doug
las county. Anlrmod. Opinion by Mr. Jus
tice Norvnl.
1 , A tenant in possession under n Ica-io
whluh does not provide Unit ho may remove
his llxtures nnd improvements , cannot after
ho has surrendered possession to his landlord
ro-entcrnnd remove his llxtiiros.
'J. A creditor by the levy of nn execution
upon n tenant's llxturcs acquires no greater
rights therein or to remove thu saino than the
tenant hud.
3. When a tenant is In actual possession of
real estate nt the time it is sold by the land
lord , the purchaser is chargeable with aotlro j ? '
of the rights of thu tenant.
4. Unless there is a stipulation In the Icasu
to the contrary a tenant ran only reniovo
such Improvements erected by lilmj the re
moval of which will not materially injure tlm
premises or put them In a worse condition
than they were In when ho took posses.slon.
Lamphero ct nl. vs Uov.'o , 3 Nebraska 1111.
Lynch vs State ex rel Ecltles. Error from
Grunt county. AlUrnicd. Opinion by Chief
Justice Cobb.
1. Under the provisions ot the statute section
57 , chanter 19 of C. S. a Judge of the district
court sitting at chambers nt any Umo and
place within his judicial dlstriot has tlio
power and jurisdiction to hear and duterinlno
UH application for n writ of mandamus and
such power and Jurisdiction Include the al
lowance of a porcmlor.v writ of mnndamui.
2. All material allegations well pleaded In a
petition and not denied or answered unto In
the answer will bo deemed and taken na
true.
true.Dracrot National hank of Salt Lake City
vs Nuckolls. Appeal from Kichnrdson county.
IJoverscd , nnd counter-claim nnd cross-peti- .
tlon dismissed. Opinion by Chief Justin *
Cobb.
Money recovered nnd paid on legal process
upon a judgment of n court of competent jur
isdiction rendered in n suit or proceeding in
which the court had Jurisdiction of the sub
ject and the parties thereto , or voluntarily
paid in satisfaction of the Judgment or pro
ceeds , cannot bo recovered back , in a subse
quent action , while buch judgment romalns
in force unreverseit and unmodified ,
John H. Thompson and It. C. Glnnvillo of
Hall county , nnd Charles Klioy were ad
mitted to practice.
The following cnsos wcro argued and sub-
milted : County of Lancaster vs Trltnple ;
Grand Island Banking Co. vs First National
Bank : Dulls vs Hunter ; Dhilno vs Willson ;
Howell vs ( Jilt Kdgo Mfg. Co. ; Pomoroy vs
Will to Lalio Lumber Co. : State Kx. Kel.
Morton vs Hall ; Forbes vs McIIaflle ; Forbes
vs Urlngo ; Itcino vs Stmcfllng ,
Pli'Milx Insurance Company vs Swantkow-
skii. Objection to jurisdiction unstained.
Btohr vs Haben. Appellee to lllo brief in ten
( lays.
The following causes worn continued :
HaiiBcom vs liiirtnood ; Jordan vs ICraft ;
Goodrich vs Cushiniin ; Phillips VH Illshop.
Palmer vs Courtney , defendants ordered to
lllo brief in six days. Hunter vs Boll plain
tiffs ordered to fllo brief in soveh days.
Janss va Wilson , plaintiff ordered to illo
brief by November : iS.
Court adjourned to Tuesday morning , No
vember ii" ) , when the causes from the Tenth
district will bo c.tiled. Causes from the
Eleventh district will bo called Wednesday ,
November 20 , nnd causes from the Twelfth
district will ho called Friday , November . ' ' 3.
BTATI : nousi : NOTES.
The Masonic Aid association of Vankton ,
S. D. , bus complied with the laws of this
stnto in regard to secret societies and in
thereby authorized Jto do business in Ne
braska. "
Governor Thnycr Issued notarial appoint
ments today to I ho following gentlemen ! A.
E. Hnwood , LincolnII. ; AV. Pcnnock. Oinahu ;
J. E. Dahiisen , Mansa ; II. II. Ulodgott , Lin
coln.
John W. Getchel of Burnett complains that
George Davis , the sheriff of Madison county ,
has unlawfully seized u stock of groceries and
other merchandise belonging to him and asks
for $1,000 , damugos. The ciiso was appealed
to the supreme court today.
ODDS AND ENDS.
Ground was broken yesterday afternoon
for the power house of the Lincoln electric
railway. The plant Is located at Klghthnnd
1C street * , and will have ample mom for the
largo amount of machinery necessary to run
the system. It Is expected thnt the house
will bo completed within the next six weeks ,
and electricity will bo used us thu motive
power by April Ifi , next.
OMAHA
LOAN AND TRUST
COMPANY.
Subscribed and Guarantied Capital..8.'X .OCO
Paid lu Capital 850.000
Huys and holU stocks and bonds ; nexotlntei
commercial papori rocolvcs nnU uxccutes
trusts ! acts as transfer uKCiit and trustee of
corporations , takus churgo of property , col
lects taxes.
Omaha Loan&TrustCo "N ,
SAVINGS BANK.
S. E. Cor. 16th nnd Douglas Sts.
1'nld In Capital .8 51.C03
BubHcrlbcd mill Guaranteed Capital , . . . 100,00) )
Mabllltyof Stnclcboldors UJO.COO
51'or Cent Intomt I'aUl on Deposits.
KHAN 1C J , hA.NGi : , UuHhlor.
Offlcers ; A. U. Wyrnan , prenldcnt. J. J. llrown ,
vtco-iircsldcnt , T. Wynion. treasurer.
Dlructorai-A.il , Wyinuii.J. II , illllurd. J. J.
llrown , Ouy 0. Uarton , C. W. Nush , Tliouiuj
L. Kltab-11 , Qtor.o II. Lako.