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THE OMAHA DAILY BER : MONDAY , NOVEI\BER \ 24 , 1800.
THE JDAUjY BEE.
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picsence. this 1st uay of November. A. I ) . . 1691
N P. Fiir. :
Tun Inaost edict of Dictator Burrows
toi-euly suys : "Shell out. "
Tim Pine ItUlgo Borinl grows in inter
est with each now instalment.
TIIK old Gould fruurd in thcso parts
evinces Btrong1 symptoms of returning
Tun pro willing color for signals of
illitrosj on the Union Pacific is old
TICK board of public works is con
vinced that now brooms sweep clean , and
Il' a Ltttlo Wound throws the wlcrd
wallzcrs into spells , a fatal wound would
flnubtlobs produce spasms. The experi
ment should bo made in the interest of
pence. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A IIKSOLUTION of sympathy from the
county commissioners to the board of
publics works is in order , in view of the
lattor's experience with the ox-contrac
tor of the hospital. The commissioners
know how it is themselves.
'Jim anxiety of the infant smelting
combine to take in the great Omaliu
plnnt recalls the story of the small boy
who offered his father a half interest in
his young but promising circus to sus
pend tlio operation of the paternal strap.
importation of a copyist iroin
Plnltbinouth to work on the Omaha tax-
list does not imply a scarcity of coin-
potent penmen in this city. The trouble
is the resident applicants did not plant
tlielr insurance where it would do the
now Church Howe finds a con
testant bold enough to dispute his sovereign
eign rights on the murmuring Komalia.
'Jo accubo the famous farmer of buying
his way to ofllco shows that even the
truly good do not always escape the ma
chinations of the wicked.
E political plpo lines of the combine
nrou source ol gniv6 mental anxiety to
the plumbing inspectors. Their efforts
to solder the lenks and caulk the docoui-
jiosed joints have not boon equnlled since
they accepted democratic boodle to fight
tlio republican ticket a year ago.
BUFFALO BILL will bo welcomed back
to Nebraska tonight by the people of
Omaha , who recognize in him the best
advertised citizen of tlio stato. There
nro several paths to fame , and Buffalo
TJill has discovered one of them. Ho
personifies the chivalry of the plains.
IT IS evident the news of Brigadier
General Colby's preparations to take the
Held in person has not reached the camp
of the Messiah. As soon as the thrilling
orders to the veterans of tlio Nebraska.
Pir&t breaks like a cataclysm on Porcu
pine Creek , it is safe to predict the whole
land will precipitately Sioux for peace.
IN the long nnd lurid proclamation
countersigned by Prittlo , Dech &Co. ,
there Is ono gaunt , gasping truth
n thing of substance amid a mass ol
lililoous shallows nnd wiord fabrications.
3t is the pathetic appeal for more funds.
In the whole range of ink-soaked jim-
jivms there is nothing so painfully
TUB affairs of the Columbian exposi
tion appear to bo moving forward with u
little more harmony nnd celerity than
before Tills is well , as 1893'is steadily
coming on without regard to the differ
ences of real estate boomers or rival
commibslons. It is high time that all
preliminaries wore settled and actual
work begun. The west would never got
done blushing for Chicago is there
fchould bo any failure ubout the world's
are in honor bound to
repudiate the men who dollborntelj
conspired to slaughter the ropubllcat
ticket lust December. Ono of the most
actlvo nnd vindictive leaders of the
traitorous gang was E. P. Davis.
Although Davis accepted the hospitality
of the republican candidate for mayoi
and pledged loyalty to the ticket , ho
was ono of the first to turu traitor ant
openly fought at the polls the party to
whom ho owed his election to the conn
oil , and rejoiced over the defeat of Jlfo
long , reputable republicans. Are the
republicans ready to reward such scoun
< 1 roily work ?
A iiioui-cl'HDtrxa MANIFESTO ,
In Mexico , Central and South America
every revolutionary movement la preceded -
ceded by soul-stirring appeals from fac
tional lenders and 'would-bo dictators.
For the first time In its history , Nobrnska
lins had a similar call to arms. Throe
valiant swashbucklers Imvo issued
the following furious 'and fuming pro-
minclamcnto as n prelude to the contest
for the governorship nnd state ofliccs :
To Frlenda of the People's Cause : We
rongrntulnto you upon the part you have
taken In winning on Tuesday , November ,
the mildest people's victory over won in
Nebraska. The enemy wcro taken by sur
prise , nnd tlio cause of the people won nil
along tlio line , In places , too , whcra wo least
expected such strength. Wo believe that
that victory wns not n partial oao ; that the
people of Nebraska expressed as their will
that John H. Powers nnd the state tlcltot of
the independent party , should hold the reins
of state povcrmncnl for tlio coming two
years. But the people wcro not to rulo.
Never la the history ot a free people was
ever such n perfidious , proniedltaU.-d nnd
systnmatlo attempt to deleat their will.
On November 4 last , hell was geographically
located. Robbery , riot and rascality held
fli carnival. Fiends , bullies , thugs , and
cut-throats terrorized the populace , mid
decent men were drivcu nwny from the polls.
At whatever cost the will of the political
harlots who managed the republican and
democratic machines , was to be foisted upon
n righteous people. A most unholy nlllnnco
between the sycophant hirelings who have
yearly fought cnch other like dogs for the
power to plunder the people , was consum
mated , and by spcclllu contract , a plan
wns agreed upon to foil the just de
mands of the people. Corporate rule
was to perpetuate Its power by tbo
election of a democratic governor ana a re
publican corps of assistants. Alcnproinlucnt
In both orgnnl/atlons.wci-o parties to the
combination , nnd the most hellish methods
Imaginable wcro summoned to execute the
behests of that damnable conspiracy.
Men who had the courngo of their convic
tions , who attempted to assist the people's
cause nt the polls , wore mobbed , knocked
down , driven away or dragged oft to Jail on
some fiendish pretext. Thousands of foreign
ers wcro voted oa their first papers , paid for
by tbo arch fiends of the unnatural conspir
acy. Thousands more were falsely regis
tered , ballot boxes wcro secreted , results
changed , rights of the people trampled upon ,
and every dovlco.known to political chicanery
was brought to play. Despite these desperate
resources , It looked as though tlio cause of
the people would still triumph. Corruption ,
fraud , Intimidation nnd violence haa not suc
ceeded In overthrowing the determination of
the pooplo. Alarmed at this , the metropolitan
sheets , irrespective of party , Jointly en
deavored to smother facts and results of the
election over the stato. Mandate after man
date was sent out from the headquar
ters of the plutocratic combine , and the ser
vile tools who held the sacred trust of the
people , obeyed their commands. Ballot boxes
wcro stuffed , returns padded , canvassing
boards packed , hundreds of votes swung
around to their opposite , and every right of
the people for n public canvass , a fair count ,
and honest government , was arbitrarily do-
nicd. The result was changed. Thopcoplo
were not to rule. Jumos E. Boyd with , his
republican lieutenants , wcro to prolong the
reign of corruption. But wo bellovo the pco-
plo , la the Intensity of their wrath , Incensed
by every wrong which organized capital bas
been able to foist upon them , will arise in
the might of offended righteousness , and do-
cluro with a force and power that capital
will bo compelled to acknowledge that Jus
tice shall rule , that tlio will of the people
shall bo freely expressed and honestly
counted , and that when so counted , shall bo
our law supremo. "VVe.your state committee ,
propose to do everything within tno bounds
of honor , as your agents , to see that right
and honesty shall triumph , nnd with 3 our as
sistance , wo know that wo shall win. Wo
are mvuko and nllvo to your interests and
pledge our utmost to establish the govcrmont
which your ballots commanded.
To protect the rights of our people np-ainst
the frauds and intimidations us mentioned
above , proceedings have been commenced for
a contest of the state oftlccrs. Such contest
will bo most stubbornly resisted by our com
mon enemy and involves a very largo expense
which must bo met at once. Wo , your com
mittee in charge , ask you to at once collect
and send as much money as possible to the
undersigned secretary. A receipt for the
satno will bo given. 1'lcnso lot this appeal bo
personal to each lover of justice , and act at
once. C. H. PJUTJ.B , Seo'y ,
1034 P Street , Lincoln , Neb.
W. II. Ducn ,
W. F. WIUUIIT.
Now it is eminently proper for any
candidate who believes himself to hnvo
boon corruptly deprived of an office to
which he was elected to use all legal
means for asserting his rights. It is
right and proper for any citizen or any
campaign committee to invoke the
power of the legislature and the courts
n gainst any party or parties that are
known or believed by thorn to have
wickedly and lawlessly contrived to count
out or count in any candidate or candi
dates. It is perfectly proper for these
citizens or committees to appeal to their
party followers or the people for funds
to enable them to carrj * on a
contest in duo form. But no
man or sot of men have the
right to appeal to tlfo passions and prej
udices of any class of citizens or of any
section b3' n distortion of facts nnd
downright inventions of alleged crimes
and a reign of terror that had no place
except in their own fertile imaginations.
It is a disgrace to Nebraska that there
is no law that will punish men for send
ing out such annrchistio firebrands. The
wildest ravings of professional dyna
miters and socialistic agitators can pro
duce no greater harm than such slander
ous screeds against the good name of our
state and its law-nbidine citizens.
They assort that "robbery and
riot hold high carnival on election
day , " nnd "fiends , thugs , bullies and
cut-throats terrorized the populace. "
What an infamous fabrication. Thorn
never was a more peaceable
election hold in Nebraska or any
where olso. There was no robbery ,
there wnsnorlottherowos no'bloodshed.
Nobody was terrorized nnd not a man
who desired to-voto and had a right to
vote was kept from voting anywhere ,
so far as wo hnvo lonrncd. No voter
was driven away from the polls before
ho voted nnd nobody who Wanted to vote
the independent ticket was molested in
This raving trio assorts that "ballot
boxes wore stuffed , returns padded nnd
thousands falsely registered. " For
this assertion they have no proof
whatever outside of the malignant ,
gang of professional prohibition ngita-
tators who plotted to throw Douglas
county out because her vote was known
to bo almost unanimous against the pro
hibition amendment. All their energy
and argument wns exerted to create the
mprosslon that Omiiha was organizing
a raid upon the ballot box and import-
tig vast hordes of non-residents to do-
'eat prohibition , when as n matter of
'act , every precaution wns taken by the
authorities and citlzcnH to have a quiet
ind fair election and an honest count ,
regardless of consequence ? .
Ono of the suggestions of Secretary
Rusk which should receive the prompt
attention of congress and the general
support of tlio farmers of the country is
Iho desirability of adopting some method
t > y which , as occasion requires nnd with
out long 'delays , the department of agri
culture shall bo enabled to send repre
sentatives to foreign countrlo3 in cases
where only personal visits can bo rolled
on to secure much needed information.
Our farmers are met by an actlvo compe
tition in every market where I heir pro
ducts nro offered for sale , and the com
mercial side of this condition of things
is well understood , but the secretary re
marks that it docs not scorn to bo so
clearly und orstood or so well appreci
ated that there is an intellectual compe
tition which is oyon more serious than
the other in tlin't it is the basis of the
There can bo no question as to the
soundness of the proposition that if the
attainment of the highest.results in ag
riculture is sought wo must bo prepared
to learn nil that is to -learned else
where and then wisely adapt the information
mation to the conditions of the Ameri
can farmer. Obviously such information
must bo acquired by men who are them
selves familiar with our agricul
tural conditions. Our consuls may ,
nnd ninny of them do , furnish most val
uable information regarding agricul
tural conditions nbroad , but there Is a
great deal of practical and technical
knowledge to bo obtained which cannot
come within the scope of the observa
tion of these oilielals , and to the a&cer-
tnlnmont of which they could not devote
their tlmo were they specially qualified
for such a work. The men needed for
this service , in order to give it any
value , are such as have had a thorough
practical experience in farming or given
agriculture comprehensive scientific
study , and who are also well informed us
to the agricultural eondlttons of this
country. Mcti of this class , having n
deeper interest in their work than the
mere remuneration it would bring ,
could unquestionably acquire a great
deal of information in studying agricul
tural methods abroad that would bo of
tlio greatest value to the American
It must not bo supposed that farming
in the United' States has attained its
highest possible development. Wo have
yet much toJoarnof these methods by
which the most advanced agriculturists
of the old world obtain the maximum of
production at the minimum of cost. And
wo are far behind the other nations of
the world in our efforts to acquire
larger knowledge on tills subject , Un
questionably wo are advancing in this
respect , but there is hardly a European
country where more careful attention Is
not given to the study and investigation
of agriculture than Is bestowed upon it
hero. Important gatherings of men devoted -
voted to agricultural science are con
stantly being hold in various parts of the
world at which this country is never
represented. Last year at the great in
ternational agricultural congress at
Vienna , at which more than a score of
countries were represented , the United
States , the greatest of all , had no repre
sentative , although especially invited by
the Austro-Hungariau government to
Hero is a practical matter to which
the farmers' alliances may properly nnd
advantageously give their attention , nnd
if they will support the recommendation
of the secretary of agriculture there
can bo no doubt of a favorable response
Jroin congress , with ultimate results that
cannot foil to bo beneficial to the , coun
try's agricultural interests.
ir-LBO.-lZ , EXKill'XlOXS.
The state constitution explicitly defines -
fines the classes of property exempt from
taxation. Besides public property it ex
empts "such other property ns may bo
used exclusively for agricultural and
horticultural purposes , for school , relig
ious , cemetery and charitable purposes ,
but such exemptions shall bo defined by
general law. " Tlio general law copies tlio
words of the constitution , tind vests no
discretionary power in state , c ounty or
municipal bodies. There is no mistak
ing the language of the constitution. It
specifically confines exemption to classes
of property "used exclusively" for the
But the city council of Omaha con
strues the constitution to suit the fancy
of the combine , nnd without warrant ot
law exempted the following property
from taxation :
Keystone Independent Order of Oddfel
lows , north 155 feet of the south half of lot 4 ,
Oinaim ledge No. 2 , Independent Order ot
Oddfellows , north halt of lot 8 , block S3.
Masonic temple block.
Young Men's Christian association block.
Gorman association , lot C , block 122.
Danish association , 71)4x109 ) , block 141.
Omaha driving park , ! 17 acres.
All this property , its value running
into hundreds of thousands of dollars ,
was placed on the free list , notwith
standing the adverse opinion of the
legal adviser of the city. City Attorney
Popploton declared that the council had
no authority to exempt this property.
It was not "used exclusively * ' for the
purposes named in the organic law ,
therefore the council could not remove
it from taxation without violating the
provision of the constitution.
It is a mntlor of general notoriety
that the Masonic , Oddfellows , Young
Men's Christian association , Germnnia
nnd Danish buildings afford sources of
revenue , yielding from thtvo to
ten thousand dollars annually. They
are not "used exclusively" for
religious or charitable purposes nnd
tholr total exemption from taxation is
not only illegal but na injustice to the
taxpayers nnd a discrimination against
poorer organizations. There nro sixty
organizations in the city , all of which
are as much entitled to the favor of the
council as the societies owning build
ings. Why nro not the buildings , parts
of which they occupy , exempt from tax
ation and the money thuseavcd tlio own
ers'applied to the rent ? Suppose each
of thcso slxtjTTJrgnnij'.atlong erected a
building , wo fvpt ld have sixty-five val
uable blocks TM ) from taxation while
the organizations waxed opulent on the
Imndsomo royouuo derived from rents.
It requires a wild stretch ol imagina
tion to class tno Fdrlvlng park as prop
erty "used exclusively" for "agricul
tural and hdrlYcultural purposes" in
view of the fact that it Is occupied loss
than ton days .tin the year as n fair
ground. It In neither owned nor con
trolled by agricultural or horticultural
societies and typars no closer relation to
these objects than a prohibition colonel
to the apostle of'truth. '
Where will this species of Illegal
favoritism end ? There is practically
no limit to the policy adootcd'by the
council in ignoring the ulnln letter of
the luw. Followed to Its logical conclu
sion , nil property controlled or partially
occupied by benevolent organizations
must . bo placed on the frco
list. Tlicro is no middle
ground. It opens wide the door
for tax shirking on flimsy pretexts and
perverts the generosity of the state.
Tho&o who urged and inaugurated these
illegal exemptions placed an effective
weapon in the hands of the swelling army
demanding the taxation of 'nil classes of
proxsrty | , regardless of the purpose for
which it is used.
ic.i AXi ) nw Ktu
Western jwoplo hnvo several good
reasons for regarding the recent gigantic
railroad combine withapprehension. .
Aside from the rate question , winch to a
considerable degree is amenable to state
legislation , there is another vital point
where it will touch the problem of
hi all the newer slates the matter ot
getting now railroads and extending
these already established iss of fit-fit im
portance. Nothing is more closely re
lated to the growth of cities us the com
plete and speedy development of sections
no.v sparsely settled. Heretofore the
most powerful inlliionce in this direction
has been the rivalry of competing lines
for profitable and promising buainess.
Under the new era of absorption of
great railroad interests in the
hands of a few , and under
the treaty ot pence agreed upon by sub
stantially nil western roads , the element
of competition must largely disappear.
Unless the policy of the trust is more
liberal than Is so far Indicated , it will
bo a much more difficult matter to in
duce the railroads to extend their lines
than it was when the old spirit of rivalry
More than half of the state ol Ne
braska yet remains to bo developed by
railroad construction. A line drawn from
north to south , and passing through
Grand Island anu' Hastings , would mark
the western limit of anything like adoj
quato railroad development. Beyond
that line lie nearly two-thirds of the
state. Except in'tho ' extreme northern
portion , only tw6 lines of railway run
through this vast'territory from cast to
west nnd none whatever from north to
south. And yet it is to this section that
Nebraska must look for the larger portion
tion of the growth she hopes to attain in
the next ten "years' , Twice as many
people as now live in the whole state
could bo comfortably accommodated be
yond tlio point where railroad extension
has temporarily ceased.
The natural competitors for this rich
field are the Union Pacific , the Burling
ton , the Missouri Paiific , the Atchison
& Santa Fc. and , possibly , the Rock
Island. But if those roada are no longer
competitors what will bo the effect on *
our undeveloped empire in the est ?
This is ono of the several lights In
which tne now railroad trust is soon to
have an important relation to the future
IT is pleasant to bo able to record that
no person who has been notified that his
election will bo contested has yet said
that ho feared an attempt to cheat him
out of his office if the returns show ho
was elected. If this spirit continues on
both sides the outcome of the contest ,
whatever it is , will bo accepted by the
people of Nebraska without a murmur.
THIS success of Gordon in Georgia
demonstrates that it is ono thing to elect
an Alliance majority to the legislature )
and quite another thing to handle it a ?
a solid muss. The Alliance man was
defeated nnd the railroad man elected.
All is not victory that glitters in the
THE bloody scalpers now surround
PimTRidgo agency clamoring for their
rations , but the country is safe. General
Colby is marching in dress parade order
with his untalllon and Buffalo Bill only
four hundred miles away from the scat
AliltAM S. Ht'.WiTT is the latest sug
gestion for the democratic senatorship
from Now York.It t is likely , however ,
that the man who gets the plum will bo
much more of n politician nnd much loss
of a statesman than Abe Hewitt.
- two companies of soldiers are
left at Fort Omaha. What would the
metropolis of Nebraska do if the red
skins should decide to take nn excursion
down hero ? B\i't't'non \ , thoro'a General
Colby and the Omaha guards.
TIIK now agricultural implement trust
still insists thatit'i ' will sell its wares
cheaper than formerly. If they do , the
farmers will kilobit , and wo shall see a
curiosity in the shape of a trust that is
TIIC Illinois democrats now claim that
they can got alorW'without ' the throe al
liance men in th'p ' jigislaturo. If that Is
the case , throe more senatorial ambi
tions have gene glimmering.
N Fortunate Escape.
TupfJkn JffjiiiMf < vii.
The prohibitionists of Nebraska on election
day sent telegrams ull over the state saying
that those who were attempting to vote for
tlio amendment in the city of Omaha were
being driven away from the polls , boatoa and
largo numbers killed , and thnt ono bravo pro
hibitionist wns keeping count of the slain nt
the risk of his own life. The people of Ne
braska , however , wcro prepared for Just
such news and not ono vote was made for the
amendment by these lying talcgrnms. When
the whole thing was simmered down after
the smoke of battle cleared nwny , it was
found that all the truth there was in the tola-
grams was in the fact that cue prohlbit.onist
Imd lxwn knocked down , but that ho was the
aggressor nnd deserved the punishment ho
received , having grossly insulted a man who
was handing out tickets against the amend
ment. Nebraska in to bo congratulated on
having escaped the ordeal ot being mtod by
such lying fanatics as nro well represented
by the outhori of those false dispatches.
The Cause of tlio Indian Trouble ,
C/ifcat/o / / fftin ,
The incarceration of Bitting Bull would
probably take out of the way all the really
dangerous hostile Indians llvi'tig , If ono-bnlf
tbo energy thnt Silting Hull has expended In
consummating mischievous enterprise * had
been devoted to the civilizing of his race
there wouldn't ' be a troublosotno redskin In
Paradoxical Position nfPnlntcd Horse
Painted Horse complains that while with
Dr. Carver's WllU West show In Europe the
Indians were given too much whisky to drink
nnd too little food to cat. This is the first
tlmo on record where nn Indian bas been
known to complain over mi overabundant sup
ply of llrovvutcr.
Colonel WnttcfHon nn Wine.
Katumi ( 'II u Jonnidl.
"No , thank you , no California wine this
evening , " says Mr. Wattcwou in tbo Cour-
rlcr-Joumal. Doubtless Mr. Watterson pre
fers the wine after it has been returned from
Franco with n French label. Or else ho is
simply voicing the Kentucky prejudice against
JVJWS OF 'JTilli ISO ItTil WEST.
The location of the Ulysses postoflleo lias
been changed and a now outfit purchased.
Hov. Mr. Queen of Oxford 1ms accepted a
call to tlio Baptist church \Vettnorc , Kan.
The finishing touches have been put 011 tlio
now Episcopal church nt Wllber nnd it will
bo consecrated today.
The citizens of Cambridge are subscribing
funds to purchase lire nppqrutuu and a lire
company is being organized.
Kov. C. It. Fnullc of Strotnsburg has ac
cepted a call to the pastorate of the Swedish
Mission church nt 1'lattsmouth.
The new plpo organ for the Presbyterian
church at Plnttsniouth has been set up and
na organ recital will soon bo given.
The new city hull at Wahoo is progressing
toward completion , nnd the lira boll which is
to surmount the structure has arrived from
Troy , N. V.
The school buildintrs at the San too Indian
agency have no protection against lira and an
appeal has been made for funds with which to
build u water tank ,
The annual winter .meeting of the state
board of agriculture willbo hold at Lincoln ,
beginning January " 0 at the same ) time with
the wintern corn exhibit.
A Nebraska City young man nntnod Ever-
liars took n big dose of horse limmcut bv mis
take for whisky , and is .now suffering from a
burned throat und stomach.
The old settlers of Adams county will meet
at Junlata DecembcrlS to celebrate the nine
teenth annivcarsnry of the county. They in
vite. nil old settlers to meet with thorn and *
A gang of Oscoola boys raided the mills nt
that pluco the other night nnd broke thirty-
six panes ot gkus. Their names have been
learned and they have been taxed fil.CO by
The county attorney of Jefferson county
has commenced suit against John Curtin and
Michael Higglns for $1,180 und costs in the
muraer trial of Patrick Sbtcl. They were
Two Friend boys , twelve and fourteen
years of age , named Ad Dine nnd Ham Dil
lon , quarreled , when the former drew a knife
nnd slashed the latter throe times , ono cut ,
across the face , being quite deep. No arrests
were made. _ _ _
Union county is talking of building a now
Orange City is to have a system of water
The Pony Methodists have decided to
build a $10,000 church building.
A big beaver was killed in the Sioux river
near Sioux Hapids the other day.
Creston has twelve saloons , from which $75
per month each is collected as license.
A mysterious disease Is killing largo num
bers of cattle in the vicinity of Lawlcr.
John G. Smith of Algona , president of .tho
State Sportsmen's association , has presented
to the Highland gun club of DCS Moines his
collection of birds. It contains 125 specimens ,
mostly fowa game birds , and is very valu
Mrs. Mollie Cloud , wife of CJoorgoU. Cloud ,
has brought suit against six Carroll saloon
keepers for selling her husband liquor , claim
ing of each the sum of P5,000. Cloud was
formerly n member of the Carroll county bar
and in 18SG was a candidate for district judge
on tbo democratic ticket.
George Bnwden of Sibloy , has been bound
over to tlio f rand jury of Occola county on a
charge of seduction preferred by Katlo King-
lor. The Uinglers are notorious anarchists ,
the father of the girl being an undo of
August Spies , who was hanged at Chicago
two j'cars ago. Bowden gave bonds nnd was
Piof. Stalker made some careful tests nt
the State Agricultural college as to the rela
tive value of raw and cooked food for stock.
Ho was astonisiicd to find "not only no gain
but an actual loss by cooking for hogs. "
I'rof. Henry nnd others make the same re
port , and so fur as experimental stations
prove anything it stands that raw dry food
gives the best results.
Mrs. 1'robus Eborlo of East Dubuque , Is
probably the lu&t survivor of iho BlaclcHinvk
war. She is a full blooded Sac Indian and
when a little girl was picked up on the bat
tle field of Bad Ax by liun Jordan , a son of
the llrot settler of East Dubunuo , by whom
she was afterward adopted. She married a
porman farmer named Eborlo In 1854 , with
whom she lived happily until his death , a few
years ago. She will shortly leave East
Dubuque to pass the remainder of her life
with ttio family of her foster brother , ( Jeorgo
Jordan of Wiota , Cass county.
Tlio Two Unkotas.
Another artesian well is soon to bo sunk at
A merchants' carnival will soon bo hold at
There are eight patients in the hospital at
The HomestnVo 'and Associate mines of
Deadwood shipped out $150,009 , in gold last
The cloitrlo light plant at Sioux Falls Is to
bo Increased from n capacity of 1,1300 incan
descent lights to ! l,000. ,
Seth Clifford , sheriff of Fall Hivcr county ,
has offered a reward of SJ03 for the arrest
nnn detention , of Silas nnd Houbon Short-
ridge , two brothers who loft their homo sev
eral wcolcs ago , and whoso whereabouts is a
The Northern Pacific railroad company will
put down six artesian wells along their Dako
ta division , the first ono to bo drilled nt Buf
falo. The sinking of those wells will bo bene
ficial , ns it will show fanneas where llowing
wells cun bo found , besides furnishing the
road with n moro abundant supply of water.
which is much needed owing to the increased
Information comes from Blue Blanket that
fl vo deaths recently occurred in n family of
, Uio name of Hanson , living in southern Camp
bell county , and four deaths nro also said to
hnvo occurred in nnothnr Hanson family
nclghborim ; und related to the former , in ono
night. No explanation can bo found for the
The little two-year-old boy of George
Puttie of Turtle Mountain disappeared Oc
tober 18 and It wiu supposed ho had been
stolen. HcccnUy a couple of boys found the
dead body of tno missing boy. It lay in u
clu nip of dry bush about three miles from
homo and about twenty foot from Willow
crock. The flesh was nearly all eaten oft
from the face and neck , no doubt by mink
nnd bird 3.
The Moody county bank has secured n
temporary injunction restraining the county
auditor from delivering the tax list to the
treasurer for collection against said bunk on
account of the doubling of the assessment by
the state board of equalization , This injunc
tion is ono of.tbo steps in a proceeding to test
the legality of the action ot tno stttto board
nnd the constitutionality ot the law under
which the board acted In doubling tno assess
ment of all moneys and credits In the state.
APPEALS FOR AID AND ARMS ,
Governor Thnyor Besieged With Petitions for
Protection Against the Indian ! .
COL , BILES' REGIMENT READY FOR ACTION ,
Mickey Once Moro IimntiC'-Tlio Cnpl
tal Hotel lliillilliit ; Changes llnnili
A Theatrical Company In
LINCOLN , Nob. , Nov. 2JI. [ Special to Tits
UKE. ] Slnco the publication in TUB 11 KP. ex
clusively this morning of thojproposcd plot of
the supposed friendly Indians to murder all
of General Brooke's forces a panic seems to
have seized the settlers living near the Pine
Iltdgo agency. All day long telegrams have
come pouring Into Governor Thnycr's ofllco
appealing for military aid and .inns. Among
some of the telegrams received arc the fol
Conr. Neb. , Nov. Zt. [ To hli Excellency ,
John M. Thayer , Uovomur of Nebraska ! \ \ o
earnestly request you to mini us ImniucUatcly
Iltly rlllos nnit aninnlllon fur dcfonso against
Indians. Please nniwor ,
A. 1) . C'or.p. and Other f'ltlrcns. '
OnADIKIN , Neb. . Nov. SI. [ To his KvcollPiioy ,
John M.Thuyer , Governor of Noliru ku.l fn
view of the fact Dial an Indian outbreak at
1'mo ItldRn rnny ullcct us , 1 , ns mayor of Uluul-
ron , request that yon bond us .MO aland of
nrins and supply ammunition. Answer.
O. II. IIKHMDII ,
IlKADOUAUTESRr.CONnKKniMKVT. N. N. 0. .
PAiniiuitv. ITohls i\tollciicy ; ! , John M. Tliny-
ur , Rovornorof NubrnsUn.l Hnvo notified all
companies of my ri'xlmcnt to bo In readiness
for inaruhlni ; orders nt one day'x notice. Wo
nirnlt your nullioronU'rs. C. J. Uiu : . ,
Colonel Commanding Hccond Hugltuent In
WIUTKKV , Neb. , Nov. 2) ) . [ ToMs Excellency.
John M. Thayer , governor of Nebraska. ] fend
L"00 stands of iirins and ammunition to Whit
ney. Settlers have no mount of pr.ilcctlon.
I'lcaso answer quick. K. J. OAIU-UNTCII.
Olmlntmn Village. Hoard ,
SraiwnFint.D , Nob. , Nov. ' ! . [ To Ills Excel
lency. John M. Tliuyor , govui nor of Nebraska , ]
1 bollovo tlmt tbo people of my county am in
danger ( rum the Indians on tlio reservation
nnd I request tlmt you ciiuso tti lie sunt u > ns
cither u strong dotnehniont of mllltln or at
least a Imndroil KOOI ! rllh'H und 4,000 rounds of
cartridges. We fool that wo necil help and lit
oiico. Ilitnu Iloorn ,
Sheriff Koyu I'aha County.
Unfortunately ail tbo available arms and
ammunition have already been eent , out in re
sponse to calls and none are now loft in the
Adjutant General Cole , however , is making
arrangements to get the state militia in read-
incss in case of nn outbreak und ho is busily
engaged sending out notices to the state
guards to inako immediate reports as to how
many men are available for immediate service
in case of necessity. It is therefore possible
that the state militia may yet have n chance
to see active service and nrovo that they are
worthy of a better epithet than that of tin
M1CKET ADJUDGCU ISSANK.
James B. Ailckoy , the wcllknown and well-
to-do farmer living six miles southwest of the
city , was adjudged Insane again yesterday
ntid will bo taken back to the asylum once
moro for treatment. It appears that the last
tlmo ho was at the asylum he was released too
soon "and overwork bos since then brought on
a rcpitition of bis former i isfortuno.
rnorosEu CAPITAL noini.iMrnoviMF..sTs. :
Now that N. S. Hnrwood nnd .T. H. Amos
have bought the Capital hotel building from
J. B. Kitchen it is rumored that the purchas
ers intend to enlarge and improve the hotel
by adding another story and by extending
the building to the south so tlmt it will cover
an entire quarter of a block. It is also
rumored that an opera house may bo Incor
porated within the now structure.
IN H.uiD 1,1x1:3.
The present season is a pretty tough ono on
theatrical enterprises , and Hieo'a "World's
Fair" company which appeared at Funko's
last nipht is no exception. The company ad
vertised eighty people in the cast , but there
was hardly ono-fourth that number. It was
no fault of Mr. Rice , however , that such was
the case , but simply an example of very hard
lucic. When the company shewed nt Kansas I
City two weeks ago there were fifty people
In the company , but the week's business
brough Rico out & 100 in the hole , nnd Manager
Crawford of the Warder Grand , to whom
this was owing , advanced enough to get the
company to St. Joseph , sending along a
representative to preside over the box odlco.
Ill luck followed the company , and it wns
necessary to dispense with tlio services of
nearly two-thirds of the company , nnd the
Crawford representative came with the com
pany successively to Beatrice and Lincoln.
Last night Mr. Elliott , Crawford's agent ,
attached the scenery and costumes of the
company to satisfy a claim of $5K ( > .
CAPTUKCD THE IJIIIDOU.
It seems that the Lincoln street railway ,
anticipating the intentions of the Lincoln
olootrlo railway company to crosn Bnlt crooc !
nt A street mul build ( i line toward * Cushmaii
imrk , Ims ijulotly taken pfl simlon of tlio
DMrtgo hy nuttln ? down double trnclt * , thereby -
by completely shutting out the elrctrlo com-
jinny. As the Lincoln street rnllway com
pany promises to soon run Its curs l y elec
tricity , the failure of tlio otcctrlu Rtrcot mil-
way to capture the brldpo docs not create tlio
focliug ot regret that It otherwise would ,
i. TIIK ( Xmr.ST.
Neither Stito Treasurer Hill nor Auditor
Detiton , both of whom were notillod yoslcr *
day by tlio alliance luwvort of tlio proposed S
contest , nppoar to hrlu tholcnitroucurnctl f
concornlnK the outcome of the uffuir. \ \ lint f
both gciitlcmun dread is the expense it will
Incur , and botli bnvo hud to ninko heavy
drafts on their pockets during tbo late emu-
onus AND Kxnj.
Tbo grand march at tbo charity ball on
Thursday ovcnlng U to bo led by Governor
ntid Mrs. Thaycr.
The Lotus club , which I * com | > oscd of
Knights of 1'ythliw nnd tholr laclloi , will
plvo Its first ball tbo present soaion nt Mil-
sonic tump'.o ' Tuesday evening.
Ills Head AVim Swulled. .
I witnessed a strange and ludlcroui
scone several afternoons Blnco on one ot
the East Side streets , nays the Providence )
Telegram. Some laborers , who wcro re
pairing a portion of ono of the side walks , -
nnd deposited a pltchor of thickened * * *
wntor notir n tree , visiting it whenever *
their thirst beciuno annoying. "Whllo
they were busy ever the job a hound
trotted ulonir " , nnd spying the pltolier lit
once sot out "to investigate it. Ittsortin
his sharp mmzlo into tlio Interior lie < lin-
covered the doll.ciousnossof the contents ,
tind begun to inp vigorously. Of oourno
the moro ho transferred to his stomach
Iho lower lie was obllpod to push his juws
in order to keep the rofrutihing compound
B rnnjro of his tonpuo.
Finally ho exhausted tlio bovorngo
and started to oxtrlcato his head. A
dllllculty ho had not reckoned on here
presented Itself. Ills cranium , some
how , was too largo to bo drawn bade
through the opening into which it had
slid so nicely , nor could ho by tlio fierc
est of jerks or shaUes pet free. Then
begun aii oxcltinp performance. The
animal howled lustily nnd sprang in all
directions , rolling and pawing till it
soeinod as if lie would work himself into
madness. Bits of the pltchor were
broken now and then , und orifices
created in its shining sides , out of which
burst , like echoes from n dccp-stinkou
cave , sounds of tlio frightened fellow'H
torrillc cries. Fearing tlio consequences
of a hydrophobia lit , the workmen , who
had watched the ludicrous spectacle
from the beginning , siozed the dog and
smashed his clay prison into fragments.
The Woman Napoleon Hated ,
The lady whom the Emperor Napoleon
III. hated most on earth has just died.
During the brilliant days thai followed
the coup d'etat Napoleon made count
less efforts to live on peed terms with
the old nobility. There was no limit to
the bribery , cajolery , and oven threats
to which ho resorted in order to induce
thorn to frequent his brand now court.
The Marquise do Castollano , whoso
death is just announced , took the lead
in bidding him degunce. She not only
refused to go to court herself , but she
out any of her acquaintances whom she
know to meet with favor there , nnd as
her salon was the most charming in
Paris chance of being excluded from it
was not so lightly encountered. The
marquis was a grandniecoof Talleyrand ,
and it was through her influence that
the great diplomat signed an act of retraction -
traction and became reconciled to the X
church of Rome. For some years she -
lived in retirement , but in earlier days
she was ono of tbo moat brilliant and
powerful of the grandcsdamos of Paris.
riillalitliropliy Doesn't Pay Nownilayn.
Verily this is a. "perverse and unto
ward generation. " This latest bit of
news concerning Sister Itoso Gorttulo is
that she and "her male carrier of possi
ble germs of leprosy ( Dr. Lutz ) should
not 1)0 allowed to land in England , " and
that "thoy assumed a post which nobody
thrust upon thorn , and now , being ap
parently tired of their gratuitous atten
tion to unfortunate wretches who never
sought thorn or their medicines , they
nro returning- civilization moro or
less filled with the germs of the filthy
curse. " So.much for heroism , solf-sacri-
fice and devotion to a repulsive cause in
the year of our Lord 1890.
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are EDWIN A. ABBEY'S illustrations of Shakespeare's com
edy "As You Like It , " accompanied with comment by ANDREW
LANG , and including a frontispiece , printed in tints , entitled " In
the Forest. " THEODORE CHILD , in an article copiously illus
trated from paintings by D. G. ROSSETTI , BURNE-JONES , and G.
F. WATTS describes the interior of a famous " Pre-Raphaelite
Mansion " in London. " Japanese Women " is the title of
an entertaining article written by PIERRE LOTI , and illustrated
from paintings by H. HUMPHREY MOORE. CHARLES DUDLEY
WARNER , in "The Winter of Our Content , " continues his
scries of illustrated papers on Southern California. The fiction
of the number includes "A Christmas Present , " by PAUL
HEYSF , illustrated by C. S. REINHART ; " Flute and Violin , "
an old Kentucky story by JAMES LANE ALLEN , with twenty illus
trations by HOWARD PVLC ; " P'laski's Tunaments/'byTiiOM.
AS NELSON PARE , illustrated by J. W. ALEXANDER ; " Gibble
Colt's Ducks , " by RICHARD MALCOLM JOHNSTON , illustrated by
A. B. FROST ; "Jim's Little Woman , " by SARAH ORNE JEW-
ETT ; and "A Speakin * Ghost , " by ANNIE TRUMDULL SLOSSON.
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