Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 27, 1890, Image 4

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" Notary Public.
The llum-mllng session ( if the legislature
will bof vllnl concern to the iieoulo of thl *
Mute. It In of tlio nlinosl liirporlnncu that
HcmluTS of tlio 1 esIi > lutnro i-hall tincloriitatid
tiio wantH.of tliclr coii3t.ltunits mid bo pro-
jnrcl ; ( to grapple Intelligently und advisedly
with tlio Issues Unit must ooino lii-foro thorn.
TUB llci : llicrrfoio Invites biiKgcstlons from
tlioso who nro familiar with nny iiartloulnr
fiilijci-t Hint Is likely to impugn the attention
nf thn legislature. I'nrlloH favoring us , how
ever , urr requested to nmko their communi
cations us brluf us poshlblo nnd to tlio point.
It Ih to bo nmlcisluod that Tun Ilr.B will not
IKJ rchiioiiRlblo for the published views of uon-
trlbutms , and It icsorvos the privilege of dis
cussing Ilium In Its own way and from the
Btuidiolnt : | which It deems best-for the Inter
ests of tlio people.
GOOD-BYU , Chtirlcs Francis Adams !
And a pleasant Thanksgiving
Tnu only sorlous conlllct tit the scat of
war is the persistent conflict of reports.
lAA" BUUKON'S has issued no edict
ii iiiiibt the observance ol Thanksgiving.
Lot everybody oat turkey.
IT is to bo hoped that the Sioux
brnvcu will not mnko hogs of themselves
today on two ounces of beef per capita.
Mil. POWDKIILY'S Omaha speech was ,
on tlio whole , sensible and dignified. It
was considerably stronger in the setting
forth of grievances , however , than the
"Wiiii. a faction of the Maryland
democracy yells for Cleveland , Boss
Gorman is quietly bargaining to deliver
the fitato to Hill in 1892. And Boss
Gorman is a man of his word.
AnoUT all there is loft of the spirit of
the old Puritan Thanksgiving' is the
custom of family rounloa around the
Lome hearthstone. But that is a still
precious sentiment , and this is the day
of days.
Ronnirr LINCOLN says .America has
do diplomatic standing- the court of
St. James because everybody knows it
lias not the power to uipport its de
mands. Has the T3ritiah premier heard
of the cruiser Maine ?
IXTiKWof the alacrity with which
managerial heads are rolling into the
buslcctj it is eminently proper that a
mooting- railroad officials should bo
called in Chicago "to devise a scheme
for ending the present demoralization. "
Tun regret which the republicans
feel over the retirement of Roger Q
Mills from public life is modified by the
assurance that ho will remain in the
harness long enough to put his party in
a hole during the Fifty-second congress.
WHILE giving utull measure of thanks
for capturing the Btato legislature , the
rank tint ! file of the independent party
should hood the painful cry of distress
from headquarters. Give liberally , gen
tleman , but don't ask any impertinent
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
A IIEKIATKU : candidate for tlio Cali
fornia legislature insinuates that Sena
tor Leland Standard's bar'l was perni
ciously active in the election. Well ,
whatofit ? Is not Mr. Stan ford committed
to the policy of loaning money on In
different security ?
No workingman who has any self-re
spect will allow hlmsolf to bo carted nnd
driven about from ward to ward like voting
ing cattle at the orders of the bosses and
, contractors. VThon any contractor asks
him to do such criminal work , ho should
resent it as an insult
Couoiuii TANNER says the republi
can party was rebuked by the old sol
diers because it failed to give them moro
honorable pension legislation. There Is
but ono comment that can be passed on
the corporal's niggostion , and that is to
put an exclamation point after it :
WIIKIIK ballots have been cast in the
'mode provided by lawJ , > says the state
supreme court , "the presumption is that
they are legal , and this presumption
cannot bo overturned by vague , indefinite
and uncertain testimony. " This logical
definition Js commended to the sober cou-i
elaboration of Burrows , Powers & Co.
P.VTUONAOE is a blight on nny party ,
though a necessary accompaniment of
success. Indiana wont lor Harrison
when it was full of Cleveland -postmas-
tiers and against the republicans when
Harrlsonlnns had taken their places.
Ono reason why patronage hurts moro
than Jt helps is because it is generally
distributed to political bums' and loafers.
" \ViiENa worldngmnn hires out to a
Crnillng contractor or paving contractor
or any other employer ho does not sell
his vole with his labor. "No employer
has n mortgage upon the soul and politi
cal conscience-of his workmen , and cs
pcclally tlioso employed onpublic works.
It would be a base prostitution of the
sacred franchise to have worklnginon
.employed by contractors take the risk of
bolng faont to the ponUontlurv for fraud
ulent voting at primaries for the solo
benefit of contractors who nro under ob
ligation to the corrupt rings that are
manipulating our public works.
No JnsUtulion for which vro have the
authority of tho'forcfnthor-lB ' raoro hon
orable to Llielr memories than thatwlilch
will bo observed throughout the luncl today
day- the national thanksgiving. 'Tho
example they ot of periodically giving
IhankH for the special favors oi heaven
-their descendants have Improved upon
by making tlio thanksgiving a regular
nnnunl event and distinguishing the day
on which it Is observed asi general holi
day. There Is ample reason for this In
inthonteafly progress * > f the notion , fur
nishing cause for frequent thanksgiving.
The occasion is rich in suggestions , all
of which , together with the influences
incident to it , are improving nnd elevat
ing. It * is a good thing that the whole
people should bo reminded at least once
a year that they have reason to bo
thankful for the continued benaflts of
free institutions , for the aggregate in
crease of prosperity , nnfl for the unin
terrupted growth of the republic in
wealth , power , and moral and intellect
ual achievement. This observance .has
no concern with the condition of the individual -
dividual , for did it so it would bo a
mockery to millions. It refers to the
general welfare , the aggregate benefits
for which a Christian people should bo
thankful , and thus it is justified , for
what people are PO favored as the Amer
ican people ? In its homo gatherings
and other pleasing features Thanks
giving day also has much to commend
it , and in all respects this peculiarly
American institution lias such strong
claims to regard that its perpetuity for
generations to como , with a steadily
growing interest in it , is assured.
Petitions ore in circulation in various
parts of the state and being .numerously
signed asking Goornor Tliuyor to call
an extra session of the legislature for
the purpose of providing an appropri
ation for the relief of the drouth-stricken
settlors. It is to bo .hoped that this
work will not bo persisted in , and that
Governor Thaycrwill in any event not
yield to the demand.
The legislature will meet In regular
session within five weeks. In the mean
time , there are better means of provid
ing for the necessities of the nlllicted
settlers than the costly method of con
vening an extra session. In every part
of the state active stops have boon taken
to gather provisions and raise relief
funds. These measures are meeting
with considerable success and money
and provisions arc-being carried free by
the railroads to the people who are In
need. It is doubtless true that the de
mand is still far from satisfied and that
many thousands of dollars have yet to bo
raised in order to carry the af
flicted people sufoly through to the
season when they can begin to realize
something from their own resources.
But there should bo no difficulty in pro
viding temporary .relief from the meas
ures now under way. After January 1
the legislature can deal with the mat
There is ono way , however , In which
the extra sossion"pctitlons will do good.
They will awaken the people to the
necessity of pushing the work of relief
and cause them to open their hearts and
pockets without further delay. This
happy Thanksgiving season should im
press every prosperous Nebraskan with
the duty he owes his follow-citizons.
Common humanity should inspire our
people to give promptly and liberally
from their abundance.
But the extra session is not necessary
or practicable. The amount of money it
would cost would go a long way to make
the settlers in the southwest comforta-
bio and secure.
A most serious calamity has "befallen
the cause of home rule in Ireland. What
the full effect and the ultimate result
may be cannot now bo clearly divined ,
but it is plain that the cause is in creator
jeopardy than it La * been before in a
number of years , or at any time since
.Mr. Gladstone joined hands with Mr.
Parnell and they became co-loaders of a
united English and Irish party. That
union is broken , so far at least as the
leaders are concerned , and they must
hereafter act apart , possibly not without
a measure of concurrence , but certainly
not with the force and prestige which
their association gave to the policy they
represent. The separation will perhaps
not seriously affect the Irish party.
The indications nro that it
will contiuuo intact. But will
Mr. Gladstone be able to hold
the English liberals in line ? Will that
party , largely composed of men who
look with aborrcnco upon every kind of
social vice , and ospoci ally that particu
lar vice of which Mr. Parnell has been
found guilty , continue to identify them
selves-with , a cause of which Parnoll Is
still a recognized leader ? It is said of the
greater part of them that they put mor
als before politics nnd obedience to the
decalogue before expediency. If this bo
a true description of their character
they may refuse to follow oven Mr.
Gladstone so long as Parnoll is permit
ted to have nny "part in the common
The decision of Mr. Gladstone In this
most vital matter was awaited with
great anxiety , although there was
a general feeling that ho would
take the course lie has adopted.
Manifestly he was constrained
to make the decision ho has by both pes.
sonal and political considerations. In
his letter to Mr. Morley ho of course
considered the matter only from the po
litical point of view.Vhllo recognizing
fully the splendid services of Mr. Par-
neil to his country Mr. Gladstone declares -
claros that his continuance In the lead
ership would have consequences disas
trous in the highest degree to the cause
of Ireland. This is the strongest lan
guage in the letter , the whole tone of
which implies a profound sense of the
immensely weighty nature of the exi
gency which made such a communlca-1
ion necessary. It was intended that the
conclusions arrived at by Mr. Gladstone
should not be made public in the event
of the voluntary retirement of Mr. Par-
Hell , but the Irish leader seems to
have been unwilling to make any
personal sacrifice , and in retaining his
leadership forced Into publicity -an ex
pression of the views of the English
loader. Had Mr. Paruell ijlvon way to
a successor , whom ho might have named ,
.nnd remained In a position where his
counsel would hnvo bocn available , the
danger to the Irish cause from the pres
ent situation would have boon averted.
As it is , the peril is unquestionably very
great. Mr. Gladstone mny feel It In
cumbent upon him to withdraw from the
homo rule contest , nnd such an event ,
if It did not utterly wreck the cause ,
would certainly dopMvo it ( if nny hope
of success for mnny years to come.
The unfortunate crisis will bo
greatly deplored "by nil sincere friends
of Ireland , nnd wo bollovo tlio
best judgment of all who are
in a position to judge candidly
nnd without nrojudico will bo that It
was the duty of Mr. 1'arnoll to have re
tired from leadership , the onlycoureo
certain to prevent the disruption of the
Anglo-Irish alliance , now , it is to bo
feared , virtually accomplished. His
failure to do this must bo accounted , in
the present aspect of the cose , thogrcat-
cst political mistake of his life.
Because the wiiolo state has a better
promis-e of vapid growth today than at
any time since her star went into tlio
Jflng of the union.
Because the sugar beet industry has
taken firm root in our sail.
Because the eleventh national census
shows That Nebraska has distanced every
oilier agricultural state in the lu.U ten
Because none of the hardy settlers on
tlio northern boundary havojulopted tbo
vicious fashion of going- without their
Because thcro won't bo another big
election for two 'years.
Because Jay Gould has not yet fenced
in the earth.
Because the country has not gone to
the bow-wows , in spite of democratic
Because this is the best country on the
footstool nnd its people have the power
to remedy all their wrongs.
Because , finally , it is a good old-fash
ioned custom 1o bo thankful once a year
at this particular time.
The reorganization of the directory of
the Union Pacillo in the interest of Jay
Gould has been effected. President
Charles Francis Adams" retires and Sid
ney Dillon resumes his nlncc as head of
tne corporation.
Mr. Adams came into the manage
ment of the Union Pacific at a time
when the affairs of the corporation were
in a deplorable condition. The company
had been operated as a floater for vari
ous side schemes , the road nnd rolling
stock had. boon rundown and the earn
ing-power of the road reduced to the
lowest notch. Mr. Adams infused lifo
and activity in all departments , sub
stituted steel rails for streaks of rust
and brought tlio road and rolling stock
tip to a standard surpassed by none in
the west Tlio administration of Charles
Prancis Adams lias not been without
damaging mistakes , chief of which were
the division of authority , the multipli
cation of subordinate managers and the
dismissal of tried and trusty officials
who had crown up with the road.
The change from Adams to Dillon ,
however , bodes no good for the corpora
tion or the people 4ilong the line of the
road. The experience of the west with
both administrations does not warrant
regrets for the old or cheers for the now.
On the contrary , the people of the west
whoso industry and thrift yields BOVOII-
tenths of the company's revenue iniibt
trust to luck and keep their powder dry.
JMA'DS 01--F.
Within the past ton days the grading
contractors have very materially in
creased their forces. Those men are
cumping in the western wards of the
city and the manifest purpose of the con
tractors is to vote this horde of promis
cuous voters for the chiefs of tlio council
combine nt the republican primaries
next .Friday. The contractors make
no secret of their intention to
throw these men-where they will dotkd
most/good / for the councilman that have
favored them. It is also nn open secret
that the gangs employed by soworafro
contrnctorn-t > aving contractors and the
waterworks , gas and street car com
panies are to piny a prominent part in
the raid upon the republican primaries.
The plan of campaign is not only to
vote those worldtigmon , who are for tlio
moat part democrats and independ
ents , intho wards in which
they have no residence , but to rise some
of them as repeaters nnd vole them sev
eral times in the various wards of the
city as was done at the republican
primaries a year ago in the interest of
In this conspiracy to overthrow the
will and wish of republican cltl'/.ons and
taxpayers , democratic as well as repub
lican city officials , from chairman of the
board of public works down to sewer inspectors
specters , plumbing inspectors and pav
ing Inspectors , have boon enlisted.
Now wo servo fair warning on con
tractors and public officials who pro
pose to take a hand in this criminal
work that the election laws make re
peating and the voting of non-residents
a penitentiary offense not only for tlioso
who cast the fraudulent votes- , but their
employers and abettors. The primary
election laws were enacted to prevent
the nefarious practices by which pri
mary elections had formerly been made
a farce.
The friends of good government In
this city propose to have this law rigidly
enforced at the coming primaries regardless -
gardloss of whom it may strike.
A former citizen of Omaha , who was
bemilled to the Pacific northwest by
stories of Hush times , uncommon activity
nnd unequalled opportunities for in vest
ment , sends a warning note from Port
land , Ore. Ho says :
Immigrants ura coining In now nt
the rate ot from tbreo hundred to five
hundred per day , .Most of them go back dis
gusted , 11 they ore nblo to get owuy. 1 think
It la safe to say that at least four thousand
men arc out of employment in this city , and
I cannot see what is going to become of tupni
Tlio country is boomed too much.
The condition of business nnd labor in
Portland reflects the condition of Oregon
and Washington , and yet advertise
ments nro Daunted in Omuha and the
oust urging worlclngmon particularly to
migrate to Ahjrae stales , supplemented
with totnptltiirolTers of employment nt
Hbornl wagci ! The country is already
overcrowded , Svlth 'both ' the working
clasECi nntl business mon , nnd the offortfl
being made to ineroaso the number of
the former Is a scheme concocted by
morooimry cini > loymont agencies. There
.ro but two now railroads under way In
these states extensions of the Union
Pacific nnd tiio Northern , nnd the
paralysis of tire money murUot nttho
present thno will probably result In the
susponslon of building operations , which
will still -further Intensify the glutted
condition of the labor market.
Oregon und "Washington nro states
rich In mineral nnd agricultural re
sources. Tlio former Is old and well sot-
tied , -while the latter Is comparatively
now. But the tide of emigration dur
ing the past three years has boon
enormous , fur exceeding the necessities
of the country und. producing n conges
tion do'lrlmcntnl alike to the country
ami. disa&trous to thousands of energotio
people , who exhausted their moans to
inovo to the northwest only to iitul hun
dreds of applicants for every vacancy.
For-the present nt least Iho country Is a
first class ono to slay away from.
Tun periodical purification of local
iwlillcs Is again under way. The dis-
tlnguibhed IVonty-elghters display
symptoms of roturnitip lifo , nnd are
ready to rescue the cltyfromthohosts of
sin. Ever since the Into "wiso nnd vig
ilant" mayor appealed to tlio ministerial
association supportand failed to got it ,
his gang of sanctified pretenders have
scoured the highways and byways to
bring the wicked to tholr knees nnd elevate -
vato the 1 ono of public morals. What
they do not know about purity in elec
tions is not worth knowing. True they
have diverged from the straight nnd
narrow path so frequently that they
hardly know its location. What if the
Messiah of the purists attempted to
touch the First ward delegation to the
republican city convention for four
votes on their own terms , or accepted
democratic boodle to defeat the republi
can ticket , contributed to the defeat of
annexation , organized the council com
bine for the elevation of the political
heathen , and supported the candidacy
of Mercer with whetted knives. All
of thcso glorious acts were in the inter
est of "purity" in elections such purity
ns enhances the personal welfare of the
purists and the oolitlcal prosperity of
the Tweiity-cightars.
THE ladles who have established the
woman's reformatory known as the
Open Door , ddsdrvo the most liberal en
couragement at , thohands of our charita
ble and philanthropic citizens. The
institution is. ono that appeals to the
sympathies of all classes and should bo
generously supported. Every well-to-
do household is in condition to contribute
its mite to keep the inmates Of the in-
.stitution comfortable anil supply them
with such of food as will make
Thanksgiving day memorable.
MAYOR Cusai.vo-'s veto of the street-
sweeping clalm'ls attimoly rebuke of the
reckless methods of the council. Before
approving the claim the council con
fessed that tho.workhad not been done
according to contract , and yet , in the
face of this acknowledgment , the com
bine permitted the bill to go to the
mayor for approval. The supine action
of the council emphasizes the necessity
of placing city affairs in the hands of
men with sufficient backbone to insist on
the fulfillment of every contract.
" \YlLT , Councilman JWhcelcr , "tho
wntch-dog of the city treasury , " explain
why ho alldwed the bills amounting to
nearly three thousand dollars for the
street gang that was hired lust year for
the solo purpose of voting for Broatch nt
the primaries ? Did not Wheeler know
that these men rendered no service .to
the city and 'were not -needed by the
street commissioner excepting for politi
cal purjioscs ?
JUST as soon as the election is over
next Tuesday the contractors und bosses
who are now herding largo numbers of %
graders and other workmen and promis
ing them steady work will all bo dis
charged nnd set adrift to hunt up such
work as they can got. This is a game
that is played by contractors and.politi
cal roustabouts every year ju t before
TitK Minneapolis Trilimc comments
dubiously on the enlargement of the
Omaha coffin factory , nnd suggests that
the concern has a contract "to bury a
very dead town. " Evidently the Min
neapolis branch of the factory struck a
rich load nntl is working it for all it is
worth. This explains the necessity for
, an immediate enlargement of the parent
Tim secret is out at last. We aro" of
ficially assured the rufl-whiskorod abom
inations on the city hall front -woro im
ported from Germany , where tho. origi
nals did borvico probably at the portals
of a graveyard' iji the Blnck Forest.
THE only way to down the rotten com
bine , of which Wheeler , ChaiTco nnd
Davis are thotheiuls , is for every tax
payer und everyi citizen \flio do.slres to
promote the wplfaro of this city to turn
out at the primaries.
TilK localTainjpany braves , emulating
their distinguished brethren of the Sioux
tribe , nro Indulging in n ghost dance
the ghost of thacomblue , and the voters
furnish the
"THE faircstr 'ompotltlon over hold In
Omaha. " Shades of Wheeler , Ghaffco
nnd Counsman , como forth and don the
ascension robes.
AccouniNO to Captain Powderly nnd
Colonel Craddock , the Knights of Labor
linvo become a full fledged political
IMPHOVBMKNT is the order of the
day , oven in the management of public
AVIint Iny NctxJs Now ,
Kantai City Journal.
HIU'TR secured everythliiK insight , Mr.
Gould should buy a telcsuopo to ciilargo ttio
range of bif ) vision. Ho niluUt ulso go over
the map of tbo United States wltu a micro
n : IA.Iriiris. .
floston Courier ! Kvory earnest worker
fooU It to bo his stnrn fluty to Voep to tlio
Hlnghnmiiton Leauer : A rope cannot
describe n perfectly slraichtllno until it is
Boston Courier : Culprit barber to man
nt guillotine No shampoo ) Just a pl la cut ,
St. Joseph News : A cab driver may not
bo n hard working newspaper man , but ho
does n good donl of hnck work , none tbo leas.
Doiton'Bulletin i It Is said Hint tuo price *
, 'Of some grades of carpets bave gene up , but
tbon it Is not utnicu'it to put Qown carpets at
any time.
Boston Gazette : A poet stiya that n baby
Is " wave on tlio ocean -of life. " It
strikes us that "a fresh squall" would ex
press lUo idea bettor.
Atchlson Glebe : AVhcn a big mnii Jn a
llltlo town moves to n larger town l.J U
putting himself la n position to learn his Jlwt
big lesson In humiliation. ,
Fllcgeudo Blatter ! ' 'Calldron today wo
nro to have llsh for dlancr , and if you will
try to bo very good you slmll pound moon
my back if I yet a bone In my throat. "
Somcrvlllo Journal t The man wbo "never
can find time" to Jo anything you ask of blm
may generally bo seen looking out of the
window when tbcio Is u brass band going
tkrongh tbo street ,
Now York Sun ! ' ' 'Jliat's ' a cotiBressman-
nt-larRO , " said Glim , Indicating a man to bis
cousin from tbo country. "O , I nln't afraid , "
replied young Mcilitcrgmss , " 1'vo only got 17
cents about my clothes. "
Tbo foundation for the now Congregational
clmrcb-at Crawford has been laid.
The annual meeting of the Patrons of Hus
bandry will bo held nl Pawnee Clvy Decem
ber 0.
CJodfrey Carlccn hns disappeared from
York nnd there is ? f > 00 worth of wailing and
gnashing of teeth among his creditors.
For stealing corn , Len Collins of Tclta-
niah Is enjoying a dlot of bread nnd water
while servhij * out a twcnty-duynll sentence.
\V. B. Weeks , ox-treasurer of Greoley
county , lias been arrested on n charge of em
bezzlement , but the amount of the shortage
1ms not been mndo public.
The boys of Davenport who are allowed to
prowl the streets after dark stole two ami a
half cases of pop the other night , drank the
contents nnd throw the bottles ovortho town.
Fire nt Hlvertoii destroyed thd livery burn
of Ocorgo Euos containing cloven horses , a
number of buggies and barness nnd n largo
quantity of feed. The barn of Lsnao Shep-
aidson , with two horses nnd two cows , wus
also burned. The iiro Is supposed to bave
been of incendiary origin.
Colonel Lewis Butler of St. Paul will
spend the next year of his life in the pen as
n penalty for disposing of mortgaged prop
erty. The colonel is sixty-five years of ago ,
but bo mndo n great run for bis libertv after
committing tbo crime nnd was not captured
until be had reached Corpus Curisti , Tex.
Ji.V. . Ormsby and ono hundred other taxpayers -
-payers of Wcrrick county have pctltionqd the
Board of supervisors to place n bounty on
wolves. It is nssertcd that a thousand or
more dollars damage is ilone yearly by these
animals , on hogs , sheep , turkeys , calves , etc. ,
nnd something must bo done to protect our
tax-payers on whom tbo loss fails. The com
plaint iu tbls direction is becoming general.
Boyonrttho Roekirs.
A California man has stnrtocl Into tbo busi
ness of raising hnlf-brced buffalo.
Aspocial census ngeut finds that there aro.
irilK , ) Indians in the state of Washington.
Gloss and iron men tire in correspondence
with capitalists Spokane Falls , Wash. ,
with the view of establishing factories thero.
* . A Caliifca county ( Cal. ) man drove 2S.OOO
sheep ncioss the Jiuul of n neighbor the other
divy nnd now ho has been sued for $ .8T > 0 dam
ages for trcsspussing.
The song birds la-ought from Germany nna
turned Jooso in Orogoti last your have pros
pered , nncl a largo number of insectivorous
song birds will bo imported.
Tbo volcanoes of Washington nre so active
that around O'Ganogan and Lratco Chobnn ,
cast of the Cascades , Is a region uf changing
level and almost continuous earthquakes.
A contract hns been made at Portland ,
Ore. , to diir n ditth thrco miles long for the
drainage of Lake Lablsh , by which moans
8,000-acres , ol valuable land will bo reclaimed.
The bed ol the Feather river In California ,
which hns been laid bare , will yield from
$10,000,000 toin.000,000 of gold if the ground ,
proves us rich as that \\blcli has been
worked ,
A petition was recently circulated In Fort
Beaten asking congress for tha opening of
the Fort Assinibiono hay reservation , which ,
contains nbout 4,000 acres of the finest hay
land in Montana.
A Sacramento bookkeeper reoontlyjito four
castor bonus. Ho wishes now that ho had
not cuton them , for the beans hud such an
cffocton him that at 0110 tirao ho was in a
very dangerous condition and his lifo was
despaired of.
A natural gns and hot water well hns been
discovered fVUO ynrds from the Donahue rail
road nnd two miles north of Sonoma , Cul.
The How of pas is remarkable , nud measures
fl,000 feet every twenty-four hours. The
well has now been boroil to the depth'Of '
thlrtyjsix feet.
Thcro wah displayed in tlio window of the
First National bank of Albany , Wash. , the
other day the II gold brick over produivd
by the rallies on Iho Santlum river. The Al
bany mining ami milling company hns erected
n small mill on its property in that region ,
and a $300 brick was the result of the rtrst
live and ono-hiilf ton lot of ere worked.
'I bo Catholic bishop of Is'esqually brought
suit 111 the United States court at Tncoinn ,
Wash. , to secui-o the title to 4'Vi acres of land
occupied us u military reservation Van
couver. Tbo claim is basc'd upon the estab
lishment of a missionary station there by
consent of the Hudson's '
bay company. 'Tho
court decldnd thut the LJnito.l States govern
ment had n prior claim. An appeal to the
supreme court was ta kcn. The land is now
worth $300,000 , to ? 1,000,1)00. )
Jl" . f ) . Kcllu lit JMtllca' llnmc Juuriial.
The day 1ms lengthened Into ovo.
And over all tlio meadows
The twilight's silent Miuttlej weave
Their bombrawob of shadows ;
With northern lights the cloudless fcklos
nro faintly phosphorescent ,
And Just above ypu wooded liso
Tlio now moon bhows her crescent.
Before the evening lamps tire lltf
Whiloday nnd night commingle ,
Tlio sire and mutrpn como and sit
Besldo the cozy itigle ;
And softly spoulc of The delight
AVithin their bosoms swelling ,
BecausoTjcncnth their rooi tonight
Their dcnr ones nil are dwelling.
And when around Uie cheerful blao
The young follcs take their places ,
What blissful dreams of other days
Light up their agcil faces !
The past re-turns with oil its Joys
And they again aru living
The years in which , as girls and boys ,
Their children kept Thanksgiving.
The stalwart son recalls the time ,
When , urged to , the endeavor ,
Ho tried the well greased -polo to climb ,
And failed of fame forever ,
The daughter tells of her omprise ,
When , as n new beginner ,
She helped lier mother make the pica
For the Thanksgiving Ulnncr.
And thus with laugh nnd Jest and song ,
And tender recollections ,
L.OVO speeds tha Imnpy noun along
And fosters fond affections ;
While fancy , listening to tbo mirth
Audtlrcamlug plcasunt fictions ,
Imagines through tbo winds on earth
Thut heaven breathes benedictions.
Oomumndiun 'lent/ Gives Pom * TntoTCsthig
Facts Abont TMt R&fugv ,
Homo llnllruntl ItijiinatlonN Amicably
Settled Tlio Milwaukee Mny
Strike Ijlncoln Supreme
Court Decisions.
LI.NCOI.V , Nob. , Nov. 25. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] Captain W. C. Henry , the command-
nnt of the soldiers' and sailors' homo nt
Grnml Island , submitted today his first bien
nial report to tbo board of public lands nnd
buildings. The report Is full of facts of In
terest , The homo was first opened July 1 ,
188S , and tbo report is conccvnlng tbo con-
dltlon of Iho homo from that date to today.
The report shows Hint there nro live resi
dent ofllccrs of the home , ns follows : W. C.
Henry , cotnuyindnnt ; William H. Wesley ,
adjutant ; N. It. Hurfonl , quartermaster ;
John Jnuss , surgeon ; M. B. Hurfonl , matron.
The homo nt present Is nearly fall In nil it *
departments. When the Inmates now ab
sent on a furlough return nil the vacant
rooms will bo occupied.
The farm connected with the home consists
ofOIOncros , only Jlfty of which have been
cultivated. The past summer ninety ncrcs
moro of soil wcro broken nud cross plowed
and made ready to plant the coining
season. The dry season of tbo pres
ent year n very sinull crop wns
raised. Eighty bogs have been rnlscd almost
entirely from the refuse of the home , nnd are
now being slaughtered for consumption.
Fourteen cows , llftccn calves ntul four head
of horses constitute the other stocn on the
farm. Tfcarly nil the eggs consumed urc
furnished by the IICO hens on the farm.
During the past two years repairs have
been mudo on the main building amounting
to $ r 00. At present n now roof is an abso
lute necessity. The dining room nnd
are too small.
The system of waterworks Is excellent
and the sewer-ago is now In good condition.
The conunatidnntsnys ! "A soldiers'homo
Is neither a barrack , a factorv or n prison
Worfr should "ho provided for these wbo ure
physically able so as to preserve their health
nnd spirits. Knoucb discipline should bo en
forced to cause each member to respect him
self and to observe a decent respect for the
rights of others. "
The building erected for hotpital purposes
hns n capacity for twenty hods ntid already
contains eighteen patients. The captain
snys : "A careful consideration of the wants
and needs of this class of our comrades de
mands that moro room bo added for their
comfort nt the earliest possible period Of
time. " The hospital steward and the three
tiurses nro all old soldiers. Four patients
are suffering with paralysis of the bowels.
Captain Henry calls the attention of Uio
legislature to the clnuso providing for cot
tages for the wives and children of the old
soldiers. During the past two years there
hnvo been seventy-eight requests for cot
tages , representing seventy-two men , seventy
women nnd 144 children , making a total of
214 women nnd children against seventy-two
men. According to this system the cnptnin
Intimates thnt the expenses ol the state
will ho rondo three times as great
ns they would bo without the
cottage system. The $7r > 00 npnronrintod for
cottnges is now consumed , nnd if the system
is continued 1t will requho $30,000 for the
next two years for cottages and furniture
alone , to say nothing of the expense for main
tenance. It is believed that in most cases
the wives nnd children can bo cared for by
It is asked that sufficient ground bo platted
and laid oat us a cemetery.
The entire expense Jbr food , clothes nnd
everything is 8245 52 per capita. The cost
per capita of these living in cottnges is about
'J5 per cent greater.
il'ho inmates admitted nro as follows : Ex-
soldiers nnd sailors , 103 ; wives of soldiers
and sailors , 25 ; boys of soldiers and sailors ,
! Sgii3sof soldiers and sailors , SO ; army
nurse , 1 ; total , S ! .
The following hnvo been dropped irom the
rolls for Iho causes given : riororably dis
charged , ! > 0 ; dishonorably , 4 ; summurilv , 17 :
dropped from rolls , 0 ; died , 10 ; total , HO.
There are sixteen pensioners at the home
receiving mono } ' as follows : Two receive un
aggregate of SIS per year ; 5 receive S'ilO i or
year ; ' _ ' receive SMI per year ; 0 receive $570
per year ; 1 receives $480 n year ; total ,
Douglas county has furnished the greatest
number of inmates , there being 84 mon , 4
women and 10 children Irom that county.
Hall county is next , having sent 18 men4
women nnd ! l children. Lancaster has fur-
iflsliwd 11 ! men and U women. Adams has fur
nished 9 men and 1 woman.
Tlio great bulk of the inmates wcro pri
vates , there being hut 1 major , 8 lieutenants
and U second nontenants ,
There arc 38 different occupations repre
sented. There are f > 7 fanners , 83 laborers , 14
carpenters , 5 blacksmiths. 0 clerks. The
other occupations represented average about
3 ouch. There is but 1 professional and
ho is a druggist.
The social condition is ns follows : Married ,
50 ; bachelors , 42 : widowers , 05 ; divorced , ;
separated , 8 ; unknown , 1.
The oldest soldier admitted is eighty-four
year * old and the younirost forty-one. The
average ago is ilfty-Ava nnd a half yonrs.
The pay roll in us follows : Commandant ,
per year , Jfl OO ; adjutant , per year , SliOO ;
surgeon , per year , SIKH ) ; quartermaster , per
year. fl''O ; matron , per year , WOO ; extra duty
pay for nurses , etc. , $1,011 ; einploves wages ,
& .5B3 ; totul/7W !
'Tho various disabilities nro ns follows !
Hhcuinatism 41 , wounds 12 , auchyloais ii ,
nstlima 11 , amputation 1 , bronchitis a , blindness -
ness S. catarrh " , constipation 1 , cancer J ,
dyspepsia It , dropsy It , chronic dlnrrhu > a 10 ,
general debility 17. heart dlscaso ! 1 , hernia Ili.
injury , 4 ; kidney disease , 2 ; lumbago , 2 ; nervous -
vous exhaustion , 1 ; old ago. 2 ; paralysis , 14 ;
piles , 7 ; sunstroke , 2 ; sciatica , a ? tumor , 1 ;
urethral stricture , 1 ; varicose veins , 2 ; weak
mind , 1 ; consumption , 1 ; spermutorrhea , 1.
Till : 11OVDS AfillTF ,
The Injunction cns'os of the Darlington
railroad and the Lincoln cltv electric railway
ngalnst the llock Island road wcro called bo-
f ore Judga Fluid in the dUtriot court today.
The Burlington showed that It was nlivo to
the interests of Lincoln nnd mode n generous
propositionwhich wns immediately ncceptodi
in view of the fact thnt winter wasnpproarh.
ing , anil the difllculties with wTUrH
the Hock Island would therefora
bo' compelled to contend with , shutting
them out of the city until Bprinir ,
the plaintiff announced its willingness to
allow the lloclt Island to cross nt the point
north of plnititln's roundhouse , as the de
fendant had graded for and dojirod to cross ,
with \indoiMtiiuding that on the llnal trial
of the cause , if tha court decided against the
Knck Island , the latter would ngruo to take
tip iu tracks nnd luv them where thn court
decreed. Thu Burlington attorney slntpd
that his road hud nn ( k'siro to delay the llock
IMund , nnd therefore submitted the proposi
tion , which was immediately accepted , and
the restraining order set asldo. In the other
case 'tho Hock Islnml ngrood to put In a
standard crossing Instead of the ono which
would compel the electric company to "Jump'1
their tracks nt Twelfth nad Kmerson , nnd
the restraining order was therefore sot aside.
A. TKmmit.r
Mr. William "Williams filed a reply today to
the petition of his \vifo Acnes for a divorce ,
"Williams is u renorternn the Dailv IntellU
gencor ut Wheeling. W. Va. Ho says Umt
after ho and Afjnes were married they were
'hapi > y , but his mother-in-law . Kmina
Morris , caino to visit thorn , and then tlio
trouble bewail. Ho declares that Mrs , Morris
assumed the dictatorship of tlio Household
nnfl nudu herself Kent-rally thsutfroeublo. Ho
further declares that the mother-in-law is a
IcnvJ woman , and when she attempted to con
vert hit * homo into n house of usslpiation ho
objected nnd ordered her out. Shoclldso
and took her daughter with her. Since then
the wife refuses to return.
It has boon reported dtirluR the last Smv
weeks that the ( Jtili.'ugo. St. Paul , Mlunuiji.
oils .t Qniaha railroad company was Intent
ou extending Its lines Into the South I'luttu
country hy way of Lincoln , It Is believed
here now that the rumor muy prove a realiza
tion , us the hurvqyliiK party for that com *
pany has ruachod town 10 custof raiifjo 11
und is HtaldnR its rourso in tuut UnviisUli )
uboat live uillos cost of Greenwood , 'J'lio
urvoynrs uro fcoidod ttlrr.iw straight for
Eagle , on the MtMourl Pr.elllo , ] uxt of
tliel-.intnstcr coiiatf lite * . It Is hinted 'that
the Milnnukco may form n commercial 'inlon
similar to Out of the Hoi-k tshmd and I'nlol ) -
Pacific. n n result thorn would bo .fvV- "
thli-d llnoSiatweeu Unooln nnd Oinalm ,
The latr-st piratical attempt to do nn Illecal
Insurance builnos * In this state Is thut of tlio
organisation bearing the soniowlint lengthy
title of tlio Mutual Accident Association of
the Northwn and Homo Protection Aid ni-
soclntlon of Chicago. In order to ovmle the f
laws of the state of Nebraska this company/
scut n circular to Al f ml B. Christian of Me'-
Cool Junction ottering him n policy frco until
lammry 15 If Ire would net us nRcnt lor the
company , or In other words for about at-veu
weeks' insurance the company expected Mr
Christian to tiocomc u violator of the ntuto
laws nnd be In continual danger of being nr-
rcstcd nnd sulTci'ln a line of | 1KK1 nnd a
term of Imprisonment lasting thirty da\ .
The circular sent to Mr. Christian Is slirncil
with the names of II. W. 1C. Cutler and T S.
sa-rnr.MK count.
Bailey vs State. Krror from Saline countv.
Anirin < d. Opinion by Justice Norvnl ,
Mncrntiu vs Fremont , Appeal from Dodgi )
rounty. Affirmed , Opinion by Justice ; > ( ) . -
IJrown vs Work. Krror from .tohnstm
county , Afllrmcd , Opinion by Chief JusUi-o
Coy vs .Tones nnd Marathon counties , Bunk
vs Jones. Krror f i om Webster county. ! { < . -
versed nnd remanded. Opinion by Ch'laf Jits-
tlco Cobb.
Tlio following causes wcro argued and sub-
milted : Coitd vs Homo cattlu company ,
West vs Van Pelt ! Faulkner vs White ; Gut
glirun vs Urnsby ; Jiurklioldor vs ronnor.
The following causes were continued
Edie vg StVunk ; Barrett vs Kills ; Southard
vs 13. Ai M. Hy. Co. ; Puwnoo county v.s
The following pcntlcmcn wei-o admitted to
practice : V. M. Flunsbiirg , esq. , of llltcli
cock county ; Jcsso L. Hoot , csij. . , of Cuss
Crawl vs Harrington. Ordered on docket
Parties permitted to submit the cause nt the
present term , with lonvo to Intervener to lllu
n brief within thirty days. Olds wagon
works vs Benedict. Plaintiff permitted to
illo nnlduvlts and motion for rohcaring iu ten
days. Smith vs Spauldlng. Leave given dc--
fcmlani to fllo corrected trauscript. Den-
meatl vs Ilolley. Dismissed.
The following causes were argued nnd sul > -
mltted : Doionio vs Conna , on motion ; Blnla
vs Brewster , Askwlth vs Allen , Case plow
works vs Mnrr , Solomon vs Fleming , Hunter S
w Bell , Boer vs Thnyer , state ex rol Drown
vsMcl'oak , Uoach vs Hawldnfon , Union l > n-
clflc ruilxvny company vs Keller , Jacobs vs
state ; school district Chadron vs Postal-
Lcnvo given Foster to fllo corrected traiib-
Tbo followlnfr causes were continued
Sharp vs Drown , state ex rul S. D. 1 , Hltoh-
cocit vs Uornutt. Court adjourned to Friday
morning , November US , IS'JO , when euute's
Jrom the twelve distilcts will bo called.
The Brown Brothers grain company ot
Omaha hns fllod nrtlclcs of incorporation.
The capital stock Is iixed nt f 200,000.
George W.BlnUcloy began suit In the county
court today against the Lincoln papar mamf
fncturlng company to recover $ .103.75 , which
ho clniins is duu liim for breach of contract ,
ho having contracted Juno " 3 last with de
fendants to work for ono year at a stipulated
price. Ho was discharged November S with
out cause or provocation , lie says. Mrs.
Blakeley and her two sons , Eddie and Willie ,
bring similar actions against the paper com
pany , claiming $750 iluimiKCs.
The Lotus clu b. a now social organization ,
gnvo its Initial ball nt Temple hall last ovoji-
ing. There was a very good attendance and
the party is pronounced as a complete
success. U.'Uo club has a goodly membership
nnd will give parties every two weeks during -5"
the winter.
William Schipp , who attempted to kill a
young woman ut 034 'South Seventeenth
street In Omahn , was brought to the ponituii-
tlary'last evening.
A decidedly complicated case was the ono
heard in police court this morning , whnro
John Osburn , Peter O'Connor , William
Coffee and James Cnssldy wcro chnrped by
Dick Seward with stealing some clothes from
him. Scward rooms ut Ninth and It streets
nnd is employed on the Hock Island grndo
work. The other fellows nro also graders ,
and Osuurn was found with the stolen
clothes In his possession. Ho asserted thnt
ho had purchased them from O'Connor. Irut
when O'Connorwas arrested ho assorted thnt
Cassldy liad sold them to him , nnd when Gas-
sidy was corralled ho had purchased them
from William Ccllce , so ho said. Coffee was
also arrested , and an inU'i-osting time 'was
had straiKhteninp out the story. The pirilt
was iinally llxcd upon Cnsssidy , and. ho was
.given $20 and costs and sent to the county
jail. The others were discharged.
oycE srouK ix TitovitrE. "
llnmmniid , of London Scandal Notoriety
riety , Jailed nt Seattle.
SnATTM ! , Wash. , Nov. 20. [ Special Tele-
pram to THE BEI- Charles 1C. Hammond ,
who became somewhat notorious on account
of his connection with the Cleveland street
scandal In London and wrto came bore over a
year ngo , is again In trouble. Ho iidvr occu
pies a cell In the county jail on the-charge of
grand'larceny ' , preferred by 'Mrs. Augusta
Simmons , n harltcepcr's wlfa , who accuses
him of stealing her aealskiu sacquo , valued at
150 , und n gold watch. Tbo theft is alleged
to hax'o been cornmiUcd in Hammond' * saloon
October 1. Hammond was nrruigncd last
night and lieldrfor trial in (1,000 bonds , which
ho was anublo to furnish.
Stanford Shirked Kxnmlnntloii.
SXNPIIA.XCISCO , Cal. , TTov. 20. [ Special
Telegram to Tins Br.i.l Senator Lolnmi
Stanford loft yesterday Jar Washington 1n
spite of the summons from the superior couit
to appear bofovo it and testify concerning
the alleged violation of the election laws with
which he is charged by ox-Stale Senator P.
J , Murphy. Senator Stanford exorcised hn
oHlcial pi crogatlvo nnd signed un nflldnrit
which stated thut ho was called to Washing
ton by his Rcntitorinl duties , and unless ho
started yesterday ho would not arrive la tinio
for this opening of congress next .Monday.
Senator Stanford will probably be oxumlutil
by a commission nt Washington.
S. T. Smith , superintendent of the Danvpr
& Kin Ornndo , is in the dty. H. D. Plko ,
his private secretary , uccompuniai him.
Subscribed and Guaranteed Oiiiltal..WOOOCO
Vala in Cupiul r. .ooo
lluys and selli stools and bondi : ncitlutw (
coiiimuroial pujier ; rocolws imrt cxKotnes
trusts ; iiotsns traimft-r nqcnt and trustee of
corporation ! , takes clmrgo of property , ool-
lucttitaxoi ,
Omaha Loan&TrustCo
S. E. Cop. 10th and Douglns Sts.
I'al-J InOup'tnl ' I5J.COO
Hnbscrlbod und OunrAntocdCltpltiil. . . . 100,09) )
Uiiblllty ofStookliolduru tOO.OOO
0 Tor Cunt Intorrst I'uld on Deposits.
I UAMC J. LANUK , Cuslilor.
Officers : A. IT. "Wjiniui , president. J. J , Hrown ,
vlco-preitldont , Wyinun , ( roaMimr.
IlrootorA. ) ! . U.Wyman , J. II. Mlllurd. J. J.
llroiru , Ouy O , llurUm , K. W. Huuh ,
I. . Utuoall , Qeorju B , Luks.