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presence , this lit clay of November. A. D. . 189 ! ) .
N I1. Krir.
Tin : local Independents are ngnln In
the political swim.
Tun resurrection of the Twenty-
clffhtcr.s will make their reinterment
nil the nioro emphatic.
Ix THU matter of bloody battles and
wholesale slaughter the pencil Is might
ier than the sword , so fnr.
Ir Tim northern country is not painted
In loud und lurid colors , the blnmo will
not Todt with the "war" correspondent.
ANOTIIKH man has been discovered to
have "fraudulently appropriated public
funds'1 in n county of the Second district.
Unfortunately for him ho cannot be sent
to congress until 1892.
Mil. GOULD declares ho is comfortable
nnd contented. The condition of the
temperature in the vicinity of the
Adamg mansion , however , la a matter
of intense speculation.
FORTY THOUSAND dollar in six
mouths represents the cost to the tax
payers of supporting the strikers and
hooters of the combine. In n business
sense , the combine i& a hummer.
WHUN the Barings fall with assets of
more than ono hundred million dollars
it is little wonder that the western
fanner in some localities is a trlllo slow
in meeting the interest on his inort-
Mil. BALFOUK 1ms disposed of two
more oll'onsivo opponents whoso per
nicious activity seriously menaced the
tory household. Pending their retire
ment to an Irish jail , Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien will secure much of the where
with to dispose of Balfour and his party ,
four thousand flvo hundred and 1
olghty-ono votes were cast for our dis
tinguished friend , Mr. Watts. The
painful scarcity of genuine prohibition
votes IB evidence of a diabolical conspir
acy to deprive a dyo-in-tho-wliiskors
patriot from the emoluments of the ollico
of secretary of state.
A THUST has been formed in Chicago
for the manufacture of farming imple
ments. It is explained that the object Is
to "cheapen the cost of machinery for
the farmer. " Very likely. The trut
4 is always undertaken for benevolent
purposes , nnd It is very unkind for people
ple to insinuate that it is a suhcmo to
Bqucozo prices up by freezing out com
Ronr.itT P. POUTKII has expressed a
very clear idea of the Omaha census ,
whatever may bo hla obtuseness in re
gard to that of Now York. lie says ho
knows the figures nro correct as re
ported , that the vote of the city confirms
it nnd that the census oflico "can do
nothing nt the demand of election scan
dal nnd anonymous loiters. " By the
way , nobody has had anything to say
about the Omnhn. figures since the de
cease nnd burial of prohibition. Moan-
whllo the population gets bigger every
day. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
down 'again and the poor
bullionaires will at ouco renew the howl
for free . But '
cgijiugo. wouldn't it bo a
much Letter exorcise of governmental
charity to issue money to the farmers
who cannot sell their cattle at a profiler
afford to buy hierh corn to carry thorn
through the winter ? If money is to bo
handed j > vor to the public In exchange
for wares that cannot bo sold at satisfac
tory prices in the common markets , why
not distribute it where it will do the
most good ? The man who owns a silver
mine is just as good as , nnd no bettor
than , the man who owns anything else.
THK precipitate departure of the
colonels and majors from Nebraska is 10a
matter of profound rogrot. The approaching
preaching crisis on the northern borders
makes their absence particularly pain
ful. The presence of such valiant de
fenders of our homes would bo a JO
of profound security nt this e ,
when havoc roars Us head and chaos
threatens to come again. Had wo the
colonels und the majors und the cap talus ,
not to mention the troubadours nnd tarn-
iKU-lnlsts , with us , the country might
"ploillts wo ry wny , " confident that the
jaw-bone army would effectually rout
the painted and plumed Sioux invaders
with a battery of lie breath.
SOtAVDf.VO A. HVUIAWO.
The Now York i'tm ndraonlshos onst-
crn investors to watch the granger legis
latures. It romnrka that there "may bean
an element of danger to invested capital
in the control of curtain state legis
latures by the Farmers' Alliance. Ex
treme viowH nro likely to come to the
top wherever the Alliance Is in power.
Investors , therefore"concludes the /Suit ,
' 'will ' do well to bo cautious nbout increas
ing their investments in the granger
states before the animus of the legis
latures has bcon fully disclosed. " Ills
qulto possible that this reflects a view
general nmong eastern investors.
It wns to have boon expected that the
press of the cast would sound a warning
of this kind , and undoubtedly the example -
ample of the Sim will bo widely fol
lowed. Experience with granger legis
lation has boon of a character to dls-
courage confidence , although results
IIHVO never been quite so damaging as
were apprehended. The truth Is that
nioro ills have been charged ngaiust
granger legislation than it was respon
sible for. But there have been enough
to supply ground for apprehension whenever -
over the farmers obtain undisputed con
trol of legislation , nnd it would bo foolhh
to shut our eyes to this fact. On the
contrary , It is most necessary to note it ,
and to make tuch intelligent application
of it as the circumstances suggest.
No argument can bo needed
to enforce the proposition that no west
ern state can afford to rcpol capital. All
of thorn nro capable of very much
greater development than they have at
tained , und in order to advance they
must have capital. There is no lack of
this In the country If the opportunities
and inducements are offered. Reason
able nnd just laws for the protection of
the people from the extortion and rapuc-
ity of money loaders nobody can fairly
object to , but extreme measures whose
effect would bo to banish all capital are
to bo avoided. Take Nebraska , for In
stance. It is unquestionable that her
pcoplo should bo bettor protected
against usury , but her legislation in this
particular should bo framed upon such
conservative lines that it will not dis
courage mortgage investments here.
Every intelligent farmer can understand
that to do this would place him nt a
serious disadvantage. Money can al
ways take care of itself. It is wanted
everywhere nnd generally may choose
the place of investment. The people
who want money must make whatever
reasonable concessions are necessary to
"We no not bcllovo there is tiny danger
that the interests of eastern investors
will bo unjustly dealt with by any west
ern granger legislature. The farmers
of the west have also learned something
from experience. Very generally they
have a much clearer conception now
than they had ten or twelve years ngo f
the true relation of their interests to all
other interests. They know moro than
over before regarding the intor-depcnd-
once of the multifarious enterprises and
industries of the people , so that the in
jury of ono brings more or less datnago
to all. They understand that while the
agricultural interest makes the largest
annual contribution to the nation's
wealth , its growth und development are
dependent on the progress of all other
interests ; that unless they advance it
must remain stationary or decline. They
appreciate the fact that agriculture re
quires , quito as much as any ether busi
ness , all the facilities and aids to expan
sion and growth which this progressive
ago provides , and that they cannot arbi
trarily interfere with the orderly opera
tion of any of these without Inllicllng in
jury upon themselves.
Confidence In the moro enlightened
views regarding1 questions of public
policy that now generally obtain among
the farmers of the west warrants the
opinion that eastern investors have
nothing to fear from the granger legis
WHERE KCOXOSir IS NEEDED.
The election of a majority of both
branches of the legislature from the ranks
of the producers gives reasonable assur-
ancefithatcconoiny wlllbo the watchword
of the twenty-second session. Economy
nnd reform are the cardinal principles
of the Alliance. As a majority of the
legislators are members of the Alliance
or pledged to work and vote for the
principles of Iho order , the taxpayers
may confidently look for a wholetomo
weeding out of taxoatord and the stop
page of extravagance in all departments
of the stuteTgovcrmnont.
The auditor's report of the appropria-
tions made and moneys expended by the
last logihlaturo is u record of wholesale
extravagance and reckless disregard of
the interests of taxpayers. The total
cost of the f-ession of sixty days was
$190,000 , of which the enormous sum of
$80,000 was bqunndorcd for what is called
"incidentals" An army of employes
were engaged by both houses. While
the actual salary and inllo-ijjo of mom-
borsof the senate amounted to 811,517 ,
the coat of employes ronchod the enor
mous sum of $21,093. In other words ,
the machinery of the senate cost $12,573 ,
more than the senate itself. Each sena
tor was provided with a cleric , for which
the state paid an average of $270 , and in
addition ( hero were messengers , pages
and committees clerks , whoso labors were
largely coiillned to drawing their salar
ies. With only thirty-throe members ,
the senate surrounded itself with ono
hundred und cloven lackeys.
The house was not as proud as the sen
ate and drew the Hue at clerks for mom-
bora. Nevertheless , ono hundred and
slxty-flvo employes were placed on the
pay roll , coiling the state thlrty-flvo
thousand two hundred and nlnoty-nino
dollars , while the total cost of the mem
bers was thirty-two thousand live hun
dred and sixty-six.
At the very outset the Allitinco partj
in the legislature will bo confronted with
the usual horde seeking soft berths al
the expense of the pcoplo , and its firs
acts will bo a guide to its future conduct.
But the lopping off of legislative bar
nacles is but ono of the many splendid
opportunities awaiting the Alliance i > ruiv
Ing knife. Almost every department o
the state government invites redaction
and retrenchment. The charitable
and benevolent institutions scattered
throughout the atato are outrageously
extravagant. Hero is the state Indus
trial school , with two hundred and fifty
boys nnd girls , costing twenty-five thou
sand dollars n year moro than the peni
tentiary. Exccsfllvo salaries ro puld
officials nnd subordinates and the num
ber Is needlessly beyond the require
ments of an honest nnd economical ad
A grave responsibility rests on the
next legislature , and moro particularly
on the dominant party. "While tlio
members will have the assistance of the
reformers of the two parties forming the
minority , on the Alliance rests the duty
of inaugurating mid successfully carry
ing forward measures that will mate-
rinlly lighten the burdens of taxpayers
without impairing the ollicloncy of the
77/fi CAUSE OF TUB TROVPLE.
The financial disturbance that has
been moro or less severely foil in two
continents , Bonding the coiitury-old
banking house of Baring Brothers into
prolonged liquidation , wrecking several
old financial houses in this country , and
giving the European and American
: nonoy markets the severest shock they
have known In many years , wns chiefly
duo to the extraordinary financial policy
of the Argentine Republic , in which Eng
lish capitalists are deeply involved. In
view of the fact that there are people in
the United States who are clamoring for
a uolicy here similar to that which has
bankrupted the South American ropub-
lie and done widespread injury beyond
the limits of that country , It will bo in-
toresllng.to note the character of the
Argentine scheme for providing every-
body with money , The flat financiers of
the United States will llnd that It is
practically identical with what they
would inaugurate in this country.
Ono form of the Argentine debt is the
codula , which is a government guaranty
of bank loans of money on land mort
gages. When all ether financial expe
dients had boon exhausted , the Argentine -
tine government authorized the estab
lishment of two banks to issue loans of
paper money to.ill comers on landed se
curity. The bank fixed the value of the
land , took u mortgage from the owner ,
and gave him its own bond'or paper
money for ail equal amount. The
loan carried eight per cent interest , and
vhon the borrower wished to pay It off
10 bought depreciated bonds of the
same cltibs and amount nnd presented
hem to the bank in settlement. Surely
a very smooth and simple process , and
is the codulas had the guaranty of the
government , the bonds of the banks
existing by government authority for
this specific business , and the land
values , they appeared , amply secured.
At nny rate tlio astute English financiers
evidently thought them a good invest
ment , for of the amount issued , four
lundred million dollars , these financiers
Of course land values rose rapidly
under such an incentive , nnd as these ad
vanced the volume of the currency in
creased. Everything boomed , and nil
sorts of speculation was rampant. The
vorld was informed of the unparalleled
u'ogrcss of Argentine in material devel
opment , and u future of aintuing pros-
lorlty was promised by tlio authors of
.ho boom. But after a time the inevita
ble effect of the steadily increasing
volume of irredeemable paper currency
jogan to bo realized. Gold went to a
n-oinlum , which kept going higher nnd
lighor until it ronoHed two hundred pel-
cent. Land values rushed downward
nero rapidly than they had gone up
ward. Confidence was destroyed , the
irash came , the pcoplo revolted
against the government , a political revolution
elution cast out of newer tlio men who
were responsible for the condition of
'ifTulrs ' , nnd finally wo see the effects of
this notable wild-cut policy of finance
reaching out to the London money mar
ket , dragging to the verge of ruin ono
of its oldest and greatest financial
liouses and seriously disturbing1 and un
settling Iho monetary affairs of two con
Wo cannot see how any intelligent
man could require moro than the merest
statement of the course of ovcnts-'undcr '
the financial policy of the Argentine' '
Republic to satisfy him of th6 utter folly
of those who in this country are clamor
ing for tlio issue of currency by the gov-
ci nnicnt on land security. All such ex
pedients violate sound financial princi
ples and must inevitably end in disaster
ii persisted in.
WOltKlXd OUT ITS FATU.
The politicians nnd the newspapers
have very generally ceased to discuss
the McKlnloy bill , but that measure is
quietly continuing to work out its fate.
It la still the law of the land. Before
many months it will present tbo pcoplo
of the United States with an answer to
the question of its feasibility that will
bo wiser than the wisdom of political
economists and moro reliable than the
predictions of either its friends or foes.
Meanwhile it should bo everybody's
business to watch the results as they de
velop day by day.
There Is evidence that the stories of
now tin plato industries , denounced by
the democrats before election as cam
paign buncombe , were genuine. A dis
patch from the capital of Illinois says :
A license of Incorporation was Issued today
to tbo Baltimore tin plato company , Chicago ,
to manufacture and sell tin plates and tin-
waroofall kinds ; capital stock , 8JOOJ,000 ;
incorporators , Max Pain , Hoary n. Kennedy
and Qcorgc Pinsteln.
The news columns of the Philadelphia
papers of last Saturday stated that ono
thousand acres had boon purchased near
that city on which tin plate works would
bo arcctod nt once , and that the Bumo
syndicate , In which Rockfollor and
Wnmuntikor are furgo owners , would
put in largo plants in at least half a
dozen ether cities.
The Boston newspapers contain ac
counts of very largo additions to Now
England woolen nillla nnd the Now York
press speaks encouragingly of the
brightening outlook for minor glngs
works nnd button factories in Now Jer
sey. Reports of similar tenor coma from
other parts of the country , In eplto of
the general fooling' that the results of
the election have condemned the Mo-
Not until the pcoplo have had time (
nnd opportunity to measure the real im
portance of these enlargements und nto
observe the effect on agricultural pro '
ducts aud the actual cost of living , \ ill
the popular judgment bo made up on
the working ? Q ! the bill.
But in thai moanttmo , the pcoplo
should not f l'gpt to study the everyday
developments , of the subject. Wo nro
living in ' oitb healthy , non-partisan
American nttnpsphoro just now , and this
to borrow iGarfiold's felicitous phrase
If the "calin sen level from which to
measure men. and events. "
THE DEDTS'OF WESTKItK CITIES.
The , census 'bureau illuminates the
question of municipal indebtedness with
a special bulletin on the financial condi
tion of American cities. The figures
from Nebraska are more moagro than
from most of the other states , but doubt
less represent correctly the general con
ditions ! here.
A study of the statistics presented
shows that the west compares very fa
vorably with all other sections In finan
cial condition , nnd disposes effectively
oftho-chnrgo that our pcoplo plunge
into rcckloss expenditures not war
ranted by their el/.o or prospects of
growth. And when the debts of west
ern cities nro compared with the results
which have been mndo possible thovoby ,
they ate seen to be the product of a wlso
and far-seeing public policy.
Between 18&0 nnd 1890 the total
bonded nnd floating debt of cities In
Now England increased twelve per cent ,
In | ' the middle states throe percent , in
the southern states six per cent , in the
western states sixteen per cent and in
the toirltorios two hundred and forty-
three ' per cent. In the same period the
total available resources of cities in
these sections increased as follows : Now
England , fifty-one per cent ; middle
states , fifty-two ; southern states , four ;
western states , seventy-two ; territories ,
California stands at the head of the
western states In the amount of increased
bonded indebtedness , its percentage
being over cloven hundred per cent.
Wyoming comes second , Oregon third
and Nebraska fourth , our percentage of
increase being four hundred and two.
Tlio increase of available resources in
Nebraska is considerable , although less
than one-half of the increased dobt.
The only figures bearing on the in
creased . debt of Nebraska cities are us
These figures illustrate .tho truth that
the sie of a city's bonded debt is fre
quently the measure of its enter prise and
faith in its future. And the illustration
would ho yet moro striking if the list In
cluded Omaha."Kearney , Beatrice and
Grand Island. '
During the last ton years every one of
these cities has largely increased Its
bonded dobt. During the Bamo period
every ono of thorn has made a marvelous
gain in popu atlOn nndin the acquisition
of metropolitan irnprovoirints cssonti al
to its further gi-owth. They have laid
the costly foundations of largo t cities.
They havp encouraged the building of
now railroads demanded by their whole
sale trade , erected beautiful nnd commo
dious public buildings , provided water
works and seworngo systems adequate
to present and future needs ,
bridged streams and canons and begun
to pave their streets. Such things are
necessary when cities are to bo built and
population and capital attracted. They
have been paid for with money raised
by mortgages on future taxation. Ilonco
these debts , and also the inspiring fig
ures ol the last census and the glorious
promises of the futuro.
Viewed In the light of what it has ac
complished , not only in the ways enu
merated but also'in the encouragement
of vast private enterprises and the at
traction of new population , the policy of
' assuming these increased obligations is
scon to bo a Aviso extravagance.
Nebraska has had every reason to bo
proud of her miterial progress as indi
cated by the results of the eleventh cen
sus. She is not at all ashamed of her
showing in the tables of municipal In
lion' THEY IIUILT TUH CITY It A. LL.
Among the things for which the pres
ent council is specially commended by
its ofllcial organ is the economy and
bublncss-liko management in the
tion of the city hall. This is decidedly
If there over was a grcntor piece ol
jobbery nnd robbery perpetrated upon
the tax-pay ore of Omaha nobody has
over heard of'it. It will bo two yours next
February when the citizens of Omaha ,
by n most decisive veto , " directed the
city council to continue the construction
of the city hall on the site on which it
had been originally located. Four-fifths
of Iho people who voted for the Eigh
teenth and Fnrnam site did so bocnu&o
they did not want to squander the
money that hud already * boon spent on
the basement of that structure. The
school board had already put In over
twenty thousand dollars of its
money and Tjijo city had paid
out over tl tv thousand dollars
In addition to tiat sum. Now what
would any sot -of business men have
done under like , circumstances'Wqult
they not have i'n led that the rovlBot
plans for the st'uucturo should- conform
to the basement , malls that were gooi
enough to bo used ?
But the couibjju/ had a scheme of its
own. They ndvqrtlsod for plans ant
confined the competition to Omaha arch
itocts. Tlio competition was a fnrco
It wns an open secret that the firs
prize was to bo awarded to an
Inexperienced young architect who line '
never planned a firo-proo ! building urn
had never oven superintended the build
ing of ono. But tlm young architect was
very intimate with Chaffoo and Chnffoo
had inlhienco'.with the building committee
too of which "Wheolor was ono. Th
plans were drawn under Buch liiBtruc
tions ns to diraonalonj that every bricl
nnd plor in the" fifty thousand della
Labomont had to bo pulled up by th <
roots which cost as muoh aa th
material was worth to the contractor ,
Before the now plans were made there
was a howl about the danger to the city
hall foundation walls because they wor
not planted as deep as those of the ad
aocnt Di5K building. But the now plans
ot the now foundations no deeper than
lie old ones.
Before the old basement walls had
'eon ' entirely pulled up the combiner-
allowed the architect twelve thousand
ollnrs , although ho had not finished the
ilaus nnd did not Union thorn
Until nbout six months later. It was
nly by THK llKlj's exposure of this ex-
raordinary raid on the treasury thnt
ho council directed the city treasurer to
vithhold over four thousand of the twelve
housnml dollars. How much of that
wolvo thousand dollars was to bo ex
pended for the use of the Broalch cam-
> agn ! and for the individual benefit of
ho friends of the architect is not known
it the present tlmo.Vo don't blame
ho architect for working tlio comblnoin
ho only way in which sleek rascals of
heir stripe are worked.
Wo are however justified In dencanc-
ng the plot by which the public inter
est wns sacrificed , the basement walls
destroyed and the now building delayed
at least eighteen months as a piece of
cnavory thnt should have sent every
man who wilfully connived in it to the
And yet wo are assured by the ofilclal
mpor of the council that our taxpayers
are under lasting obligations to the com
bine for the economy displayed on the
city hall building.
A nncENT canvass of Kansas City , St.
Paul and Minneapolis , undertaken by
ntorestcd boomers of the former city ,
developed seine important facts. It was
bund that Kansas City hns eighteen
lundred and thlrty-throo vacant build-
ngs , St. Paul eighteen hundred and
seventy-six ; ntid Minneapolis twenty-one
Hundred and ninety. Omaha wns omitted
rrom the comparison for the very good
reason that the inquiry hero showed
comparatively few buildings vacant , and
, hose belong to the vinttigo of the six-
tics. While the throe rivals are drift-
ng into vacancy , buildings nro multi
plying in Omaha , rents advancing , and
ho demand steadily crowding the sup-
" \ViuN the motor company sought the
vivllogo of crossing the Eleventh street
viaduct It was willing to accept any rea
sonable conditions the council might im-
; ioso. But the distinguished business
nen of the council did not think it nec
essary to put the conditions In writing
md presented the corporation with priv-
legeJ worth thousands of dollars.
COUNCILMAN DAVIS is one of the
shining lights in the business aggrcga-
ionof the council. The amount of city
jusinoss which finds Its way to his foun
dry tends to show that in lending the
weight of his experience to llio public ho
does not neglect the prosperity of his
Jr the voters of the Fourth ward do
not see what they want ia the shape of
public fivers , let them apply to Major
Whoolor. During the next ten days the
major will dispense promises and
pledges with a luvhh hand.
onlorpri-lng managers of the
Omaha collln factory evidently snlll
business from afar. Tlio enlargement of
the plant just ns grim visnged war
frowns on the northern border is pecu
IT is too much to expect that the ven
ders of slanders against Omaha will pub
lish a retraction and apologize. To do
so would tax their strength the remain-
der of their lives.
EVEN the red-whiskered monsters
plastered on the city hall are a grinning
protest against the re-election of the
perpetrators of thnt architectural idiocy.
THE brevity of the city campaign is
doubtless a. tribute to public health , but
forty-eight hours is barely sufficient to
decently inter the combine. . .
Tins sidewalk inspector is uncom
monly active these days in booming the
Fifth ward member of the combine. HlB
job depends on it.
A rr.W solid unpretentious blocks of
brick and stone would be an agreeable
variation fvom tiie mania for "palaces. "
Some pcoplo had rather hug a delusion than
a pietty girl.
A woman forgets when she forgives ; a man
forgives when ho forgets.
When a pretty girl monies rich slio bos
reached the sweet buy ai.d buy.
A woman may not bo able to find her
poclcot , but she never has it tilled with letters
she has forgotten to mall.
Mr. Callowo Is the report true that you
nro married ? Miss Three Stars No buch
luekl I'm oven out of an engagement.
lie Remember , you're taking my heart
with you. She You nro the fifth man that
told mo the same tiling. You all must think
I am a pork packer.
Slio I'm not goliiK to como hero again. Ho
-Why , whnfs tno matter ) She Matter
I'm surprised at your asking. There is noth
ing to bo seen but the naked mountains ,
A man who has been traveling in the "fnr
west" snys but he probably misrepresents
the matter that when na Idaho girl Is Idsset
she Indignantly exclaims : "Now put that
ripht back where you look It from I"
Boston Girl ( wearily ) Ma , which is the
easiest way to commit suicide ? Ma Hush
child I Do not talk that way. Try to exist a
llttlo while longpr. I am sure that In time
some now fad will start up to Interest you.
'Why don't ' you marry , Tom ! "
"Jiccauso matrimony is possible only under
"What are they I'l '
"My wife must bo rloh , beautiful and a
fool. Unless sha bo rich and beautiful I
won't marry her , and uuless she be a fee
'she won't marry ma ! "
"O , would that hand were mine I" ho said
And smiled nt her so sweet ;
But not n tremor thrilled her heart ;
She coolly kept her seat.
Because tbo hand ho wished to own
Of flesh nnd blood was not ;
'Twos ' Just a , royal flu 5v
She liold that scooped tlio " pot. "
Of Coin-so It PIcafics . - ( . John.
St. Jancph ItcralJ.
The only prohibitionist heard from slno
the election , Is tbo notorious fraud , John
Peter j St John , and ho wns grcntly olntoc
over ho defeat of the republican party , al
though ( liU own party was swamped outo
sight. But tliou St. John was paid by
FROM THE STATE CAPITAL ,
- Capital Heights Street Railway locos
a $10,000 , Damage Suit.
NJURV OF AN AGED LINCOLN LADY ,
The host Diamonds Foutnl Near Homo
Trouble with Illoirnl liiHiirnnco
Companies Intentions or the
New Joiimnllstle Venture.
LIXCOI.X , Nob. , Nov. 20. [ Special to Tun
llr.B.1 Mrs. Susan A. Uutton has brought
suit against the Capital Heights street rail-
ivay company for $10,000 damages. Mrs. But
ton says that on August 11 when she was
about to got off ono of the cars nt Twenty-
nfth nnd Randolph streets , the driver started
the car with n sudden jerk before she had
nllghtcd from the step , nnd she wns thereby
: hrown violently to the ground. Her thigh
bone was broken just below the hip nnd she
was otherwise Injured. She Is n woman
sixty-three years old , and ns a result the fmo-
lure proved very serious and hns made her n
cripple the rest of her days. She declares in
licr pctltioa that she hns been confined to her
for over two months mid is still under the
physician's care. Her physician says she
can never walk again wltuout the aid of a
inn DIAMO.VDS rou.SD.
The Marshall diamonds have conic to light.
This mornhlR Mrs. Marshall found the
sparkters in the jewel box which had been
iilnccil on the door in an upstairs room.
Kvery ono of the missing ornaments wns in
its accustomed place , nnd the rubber band
whlcli enclosed the box wnn nil right too.
The person mentioned yesterday as being ar
rested on suspicion , but released after tiolng
put through the sweat box , wns the domestic
employed by the Marshall family , but noth
ing was elicited from her except strenuous
denials. The ofliccra declined to believe her
story and gave her until 10 o'clock today to
return the diamonds. At that hour Detective
lalono went up to nncst the girl , but when
ho reached the house the diamonds had al
ready been found. Mrs. Marshall defends
the Rlrl , who has been in their employ for
two years , ana thinlcs she 13 not tbo guilty
mns rou rmxm'o.
The bills for publishing the notlcti for the
three proposed amendments tire beginning to
pour Into the secretary of state's ofllce.
Tlicro is no money to pay these bills and the
payment thereof depends on the legislature
making an appropriation for this purposo.
TUB NEW INDCl'CNDCKT 1'Arr.It.
The now independent paper that is to beAn
started hero will bo run by Mr. Huckins of
Nebraska City and Knowles & Lister , job
printers , of this city. It is the intention o
the publishers to start us a weekly and if th
venture pays to issue a daily edition. The
sheet is to bo devoted mainly to labor m
_ . . . jcnrsfroma letter written by Andrew
Q. Hnllbcrg of Plum Creek thnt tho'Farmers
and Stockman's union of Madison , S. 13.
which was exposed a few months ago b.\
Deputy Auditor Allan , still Insists on doing i
clandestine business in this state. Mr. Altai
again declares that the company has no righi
whatever to Insure any stock or anything
visa in Nebraska. Complaints hnvo boot
made also concerning the Mutual Accidon
Associatlou of the Northwest nnd the
Provident fund society. Neither of these
have any right to transact business in No
STATE nOUSn NOTES.
The following notarial appointments were
made today by Governor Thoyor : William
M. Orr , Lincoln ; Wilson 0. Lemon , North
Platte ; Gurdon B. Crippcn , University
Place ; C. H. Scoville , Ureighton ; John
Hyatt , Fremont.
Just a year ago Henry C. Scott of Webster
county got Judgment against the First'Nn-
tlonal bank of Denver , Col. , for 1,200 sacks ol
flour and 500 hushcls of wheat and 1 cent
damages against the bank for the detention
of the cereal anil flour. Today the banking
company appealed the case to the supreme
ClSI W. D. Heller of Ulalr hns been chosen to
succeed Mr. Cook of Ited Cloud as pharma
ceutical examiner for the state. Mr. Cook's '
terms of oflico expires January 1.
tlC tlE In the district couit of Fillmore county
Elisha L. Martin secured judgment against
C. Aultmnn & Co. for K245. Todav the Ault-
man company appealed the case to the supreme
premo court , ,
Alexander v.Vilcox. . Appeal from Cass
county. Reversed and dismissed. Opinion
by Mr. Justice Norval.
Whoio a person has been in the open , ex
clusive , notorious , adverse possession of real
estate , as owner , for ten joars. ho thereby
acquires nn absolute title to the land fruo
ftom tlio Hen created by n tax deed on the
property Issued prior to tlio commencement
of such adverse possession. D'Gotto v. Shel
don , 4-1 N. W. Ilep. 30.
onns Axn nxna.
James Port , the fellow who shot little
Charley Davis , tlio ten-year-old boy who left
Port's service because of alleged cruelty ,
will have a preliminary hearing before Judge
Foxworthy November 20 , at 1 u. m.
County Treasurer Sayder al Omaha has
been In the city today on ofilclal business.
Uolnnd Williams leaves tomorrow on u two
weeks' trip to Salt Lake City.
2. A tax deed
issued jnoro than flvo years
after the expiration of the time to redeem
from the tax sale , is invalid and creates no
Hen upon the real estate therein described ,
Kansas Citv Ac Omaha railroad company
vs Frey. Krroi- from Fillmore county.
Afllnncd. Opinion by Justice Maxwell.
1. A bill which has but ono general object
that is fairly expressed in the title thereof , is
Hot i : objectionable on the ground that it con
tains two or iiioio subjects.
U. Tbo net nppioved Mnrch.3. i831 , giving
n Inboier und material . .M..I n lien upon a
railway for material furnished and labor per
formed on such railway , does not contain
more than ono subject nnd Is not in conflict
with the constitution.
One of our lending Jewelers would like to
renew the acquaintanceship with a slick man
who called for u lady's watch that had been
loft with him to repair. The joung follow
knew alljabout the watch and got it , but the
owner says stio didn't send the fellow for it.
An elderly gentleman named Huggerty
asked the aid of the mayor and county com
missioners this morning to procure transpor
tation for a young lady nntuoil Higgins to
IliitcUlnson , Kan. Tlio girl is the daughter
of a foreman of the packing house , who is
now living at Hutchlnson. She came to Lin
coln rather suddenly und appeared nt the
Hnggorty mansion with the niinouncomont
that sbo had como to visit wi * \ them lor n
short tlmo. Since arriving .slio has exhibited
signs of dementia , petting flighty nt times ,
and she will be scut back homo this after
Last Juno Gottloib "Wenninger was awarded
(0,112 damages against the Missouri 1'aclflc
railway company for injuries received in a
runaway caused by a Missouri Pacific loco' '
motive blowing oft strum. Today the matter
was carried to the supreme court by the rail
An ARO of Commerce.
Ono fact which the recent financial flurry
tt must have impressed on observers with some
thing t of the emphasis of surprise is the mag' '
nltudo ot the world's dealings In finance-
The r. relative importance of such nn enterprise
as that of .Darings Brothers a private cor
poration has been revealed In a new light.
When ono Knows that a bank can acquire
such n position that nations rush to Its su i >
port la tlmo nf need ho perforce hns a re
newed respect for the business dealings of
the i day. Commercial enterprise is bovond
doubt the leading features of tills end of the
century , , Just as It Is the bails and foundation
of all the achievements of modern civilization.
Kilutintlon at Kiuilt.
Bo ( oi Trawler ,
She was a schoolmn'in , young and fair ,
Well educated , culture fine , 1S
And grammar was her strongest hold , S
The hardest words she could unniiiirt. .
IJut one fine day along there came
A man of handsome , noble carriage ,
And ho alas I when ho proposed ,
Could not decline that short word "mar
York wants a beet sugar factory ,
Tlio Hebron cornet baud hns been rcor
The Coznd Messenger lias boon purchased
O. M. Kaster.lay , formerly aTccmiiieh boy ,
ins boon elected a state onleor In Washing
NollRh N railing 00.000 fora bonus for
! ! i. > ,000 licet sugar factory to bo built next ,
A grain warehouse from Iltiblmrd hns been
taken up bodily and shipped un the cars to
The citizens of Nellph nro making an effort
to have the proposed Pueblo & DuUith road
run through their town ,
During a runaway J , J. Dunnegln , a livery
man at Mllford had hit arm broken and wu
otherwise painfully injured.
The Chase County Knterprlso of Impoilal
and the Cordon Graphic ur 3 the latest
journalistic enterprises in the state ,
A boy in Ouster county sot n trap to catch
game. Ono May ho caught a big blncit iioi ?
ind the next day ho caught a young Danl-b
Tno Woman's Christian Temperance union
of Grand Island is making n canvass of tint
deserving poor of the city for the purpose of
dispensing charity on Tlmnksglvlug. va
The Loup County Alliance gives this ac
count of nstrango disease up there : Several
horses hnvo died recently in Loup county. A
post-mortem examination of ono rovcaleil the
liuit that the second or small stomach nnd the
Intestines connecting the two stomachs win
filled with very line snnd , nnd the supposi
tion Is that tbat was thoc.iusoof the animal's
death. There is a query In tlio minds of sonio
as to how the sand gets Into tlio stomach , M
horses nro not In the hnblt of eating sand.
Wo hnvo nn opinion that they get it from
eating corn fodder. Tlio sand blows into tlio
corn fodder nnd is taken into the stomach
with the food. Now as a great many f minors
will bo obliged to feed corn fodder to their
horses they should bo very careful to shako
It well before feeding , especially if it ii
shocked on or near sandy ground.
The trial of .T. J. Grinncll for the murder of * T
Oeorgo Cornell will begin utElkuder Decem
Fifty farmers of Muscntlno county nro
willing to subscribe J500 ouch toward the
building ol a beet sugar factory in that l
_ A handsome flag has bcon received at the
Iowa soldiers'homo nt Mni-shnlltown , a gitt
from the ladies of the ti rand Army of thu
Republic , department of Iowa.
By the will of the late F. I ) . Jnggnr of fiur-
lington & > ,000 , is bequeathed to Iowa college.
L. L. Estcs of 'Webster City has pledged
$1,000 to President Gates. Mr. Hstcs' daugh
ter is in the froshmnn class.
Thomas O'Lcnry , the switchman who lost
his life In the Santa Fo yards at Port Madi
son : lost Tuesday night , wns n nephew of tin )
famous Mrs. O'Lcary of Chicago , whoso cow
kicked over the lamp on October 9,1871 , and
caused the prc.it Chicago lire.
A Dubuque brldecroom who was married
by Her. McCord at the Methodist parsonage
the other evening , got so rattled that ho were
the preacher's hat homo instead of his own.
Ho wns ashamed to go back nnd gave a stnnll
boy a quarter to take the hat back and ex
Willie TCnlggs , a twelve-year-old Fort
Dodge boy , while driving n cow to pasture
near the city , was attacked by two largo Urn-
bor wolves. Ho mounted n high gate post
and remained n prisoner until n dog put in nn
appearance nn hour later and chased the
There has bcon added to the Aldrioh col
lection nt Dos Molnes n picture of Wesley - '
Elklns , tlio twelve-year-old boy of Elkader ,
who murdered his father and step-mother a
few years ngo. It represents him as a quiet ,
peaceable , loving little boy and 0110 would
hardly suspect that ho would bo guilty of the V
fearful crime that ho committed , fie Is now k
serving n life sentence In the penitentiary. %
Ahorse belonging to ValentinoRoisih of -S
Wostport foil Into a well twenty-eight f . .et
deep , with only three feet of water in It to
break tbo fall. All the blocks and tackles in
the neighborhood were soon nt hand , n tem
porary derrick wns erected nnd the work of
raising boR-nn. After several Ineffectual nt-
tempts , by the breaking of ropes mid pulleys ,
In which thu poor horse was dropped to t liu
bottom from ten to twenty loot each ttmo ,
sending thjo water , iroysorliko , many foot in
the air from the moutli of the well , the horse
was finally landed on terra llnnu , nnd ,
strange to say , ho seemed but little affected
by the trying ordeal.
Beyond the Hock I en. J
Ballnrd , "Wash. . Is to have nn electric street * y
railway in operation by December 1. r
A "Matrimonial Bureau" with a capital of
$10,000 has been incorporated at Tacoma.
In Oregon 1,893 persons drew pc.isloni
during the llscal year. Washington's number
The Spokane , Wash. , exposition ran thirty \
days and the receipts were 815,000. Tlio
buildings , etc. , cost $108,000.
A California expert thinks there is natural
eras to bo found in western Oregon und Wash
ington nnd in great quantities.
Mrs. Garcolon hns compromised with her
nephews , the sons of the Into Dr. Mcrrltt of
Oakland , Gal. The estate is estimated at
Kdward Harrington , who has boon Incarce
rated in the county jail ut Mullan , Idnhs. for
flvo months past on the charge of killing
Chnrlos ICtckcuitz of Kingston , bus been re
leased on ball of $3,000.
William Linden of Helena , Mont , was
dangerously cut on tno face and head by a
drunken blacksmith named Hess , the latter
making the attack without cause. Linden
may recover , but ho will always carry two
Michael Shaffer , a minor in the employ of
the Livingston coal nnd coiro company , was
instantly killed at Cokednle , Mont. Shaffer
wns nt work in one of the rooms of the mluo
with his partner. While ho was stooping
over a huge rock weighing nt least flvo tons
became detached mid fell from the roof of the
mlno , striuing Shutter squarely on the head
nnd mashing him to n pulp. The other mnv
wns struck on the letr und escaped with light
The Portland , Oro. , chamber of commerce
world's fair committee and tbo Press associa
tion agree upon the sum of f > 0,000 for o.v-
pc'iues nnd each organization will present n
memorial to the Oregon state legislature In
January to that end. Ton acres for Indl- ,
vidual ( state ) display will bonskod for and n
commission will bo formed to prepare thu
exhibits , the members being composed of
ono person from each county and flvo from
johann Hoff's '
The 1)081 NntrllUrt
Tonic In nil oiuoi nl
JIITION In CONTAIN * .
TKNK , rtlr.SIOXAIlV
ft ml. Thrnut troiiblti ,
Indimoil lif ll I'liyol-
clniii throughout the clrlllicd world. 'Ihoro U noth
ing' "just n * rood" vrlion ynu can nbtnln tlio gomilnn
firtldo , which him ttio ilgnRturc of "JuliA.VN lion '
on tlio nock uf orary bottle.
KUuor & Mondolxon Co. , Solo Agents ,
0 Barclay Street , New York.
LOAN AND TRUST
Subscribed and Guaranteed Capital..8500,000
1'nldlu Capital UM.OUO
Iluys and soils Blocks and bondni nogotlatt- *
commercial pnpori receives anil oxoouttri
trusts' acts as transfer agent and trustee of
corporations , takes charge of property , ajl-
Omaha Loan&Trust Co
S. E. Cor. 10th and Douglas Sts.
I'AldlnOuiiltal t SO.003
Subscribed anil Guaranteed Capital , . . . 100,001
Liability of Stockholders SOO.OOO
51'er Cent Interest Paid on Deposits.
MUMi J. 1ANOK , Uuulilor.
Officers ! A , . U , Wyman. president. J. J. lliown ,
vlco-prealdent , W T Wymnn , treasurer.
Dlroctons-A. \Vyuian , J. H. Mlllard , J. J ,
llrowu , OuyO. llur.on , E. W , Nuili , Tliuma
Ii , Kltuoall , Ocouo U , l-ako.