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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; TUESDAY , APRIL 14 , 1891.
THE DAILY BEE
E. HOSKWATHK BUITOII.
PUBLISHED KVKRY MOHNING.
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to hoinnclo jinyublo tothoordur of the coin-
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presence this llth day of April. A.I ) . 1891.
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N. I' . KKIU
OMAHA should bo well represented at
the Kansas City commercial congress.
WITH Foropuigh ; and Bnrnum both
load and BulTalo Bill in Europe , the
boys of America , are woll-nlgh discon-
HUSTON has actually resigned and
the president has accepted his resigna
tion. These two facts will relieve the
tologrnph iviros and newspaper oflicos of
n , very muoh shriveled chestnut.
COUNCIL BLurtvs , Omaha's nearest
neighbor , awakes from winter to put on
Jiow strength. Encouraging reports of
the prospects for the coming season float
ncross the bridge and Omaha responds
with her good will.
iiS of the clearing house re
ports in Tun BRK may wonder at the de
creases shown , not only in Omaha clear
ings , but in many of the other cities.
The general depression of business explains -
plains a largo part of the decrease
Tun convention of republican leagues
to bo hold in Cincinnati on the 21st
inst. will bo a notable gathering. It
will bo attended by many of the great
republican leaders and will clearly prove
that the party now in power has the
vitality and the ononry to remain at the
TUB disappointed followers of Crogior
in Chicago thought to dispose of Carter
Harrison by calling him a "stuffed
oaglo"but when ho put his hands in his
pocket and gave 810,000 to prosecute
democratic ballot box stulTors they
found the "stulllng' ' was not all knocked
out of him by his defeat.
Di'MOCHATiu free traders who point
with malicious glee to the strikes among
Pennsylvania * minors , and insist upon
charging 'all labor troubles to the Mo-
Kinloy bill , do not take the trouble to
explain the causes of far more serious
troubles on the continent of Europe ,
Vrharo there is no MuKinloy bill.
SMILES of hope have boon wreathing
the faces of Sioux '
City's buncocsd capi
talists as rumor has chuseu rumor from
( Jorlngton to O'Neill over the Pasillc
Short Line , but it is observed that Mr.
Ellis Biorbowor of Omaha continues to
sign the passes over the line and Donald
McLean is not visible west ot Chicago.
TUB old time campaign cry of " 51 10--
or fight' ! is again brought to the atten
tion ol the publio by the discovery that
nn error in locating the line of the forty-
ninth parallel in 1852 as the boundary
between the possessions of the British
nnd Americans in the northwest gave to
this government a nleco'of land as large
us the state of Rhode , Island north of
the correct lino. *
Tun world of philanthropists will re
joice over the news that the English
parliament has enacted n law abolishing
the opium traflla England fastened the
deadly drug and the opium habit upon
C'hina , and lias found it profitable to con
tinue the nefarious tralllo for these many
years against the protest of the world
ana her own best citizens. *
OUtt old friend , E. L. Morritt , ono of
the dozen or less managing editors of
the Hemlil when it was the personal or-
Han of Nebraska's solo democratic con
gressman , is making war on tho.$1,000-
000 world's fair appropriation in the
Illinois legislature. The affectionate
terms applied to him in the Chicago
papers make it appear probable that ho
will succeed in cutting the appropria
tion in two.
This St. Louis IfrjftiMfc pees after the
scalp pf Congressman Crisp of Georgia
with a deliberation and malice afore
thought which fllls republicans with
comfort and consoles them for much of
the adversity which has recently boon
visited by providence upon the faithful.
It distinctly announces that Mr. Crisp
having once boon a Randall democrat is
ineligible to the sponkershlp , and in a
half column editorial says all talk about
the able Georgian being , placed in the
chair is "drool and npnsonso. " They
are "getting together , " but not in the
old Sam Randall stylo.
The olllco of president of the United
States is the most exacting and laborl-
us in the world. The ruler or oxecu-
ivo head of no European country has
inposed ujwn him the amount of actual
ivork that must bo performed by the
n-csidnntof this republic , and when-in
ddltlon to that there is considered the
line and nltontion ho Is called upon to
jive to the applicants for olllco , to vis-
tors who can secure presentation from
: nombors of congress and to a variety of
nnUcrs which ho finds it Impossible
o escape , the exactions of olllco are in-
iompnrably greater than these of any
Hhor in the world. No man could
indorgo this constant and heavy strain
vithout suffering an impairment of his
r'itnl forces , and a president who should
ndortnko to go through hid entlro term
A'ithout seeking rest and recuperation
\vrny from his post of duty would bo very
ikoly to fall , or else would go out ot the
( residency at the and of four years a
1'rosidoJit Harrison has attended very
loscly to his olllcinl duties. His Indus-
ry Is proverbial , and his whole life has
loon a training in hard work and close
implication. Although not a larpo man ,
nor in the ordinary sense robust , ho is of
hat strong and sturdy libro that is able
, o endure a grqat deal moro than most
non of larger mould and apparently
greater physical vitality. lie has not
omplatncd , as did ino'it of his prede
cessors , of the wear and tear of olllulal
ilutles , and wont through the so-
, 'oro labor Incident to the long
Session of the last congrcsb without
experiencing any ill effects to his
icalth , but undoubtedly ho needs a
rariod of rest and freedom from the
cares of ofilco , and every fair minded
jitizon will bo glad that ho is going to
, ako it. Presfdont Harribon will fatart
'rom ' Washington todav on his trip to
the bouth and west , which will extend
through moro than one-third of the
tales of the union and c'ovOr about nine
thousand miles. It will bo ono
of the most extended single jour
neys over taken by a chief ex
ecutive of the nation , and will in
troduce to the president a section
of the country of which he has no per
sonal knowledge , but whore ho will see
: i great deal that cannot fail to greatly
interest him. II is a good thing for the
president of this great country to ac
quaint hlmsolf by personal observation ,
us far as practicable , with all sections of
it. The effect of doing this must bo to
enlarge conception of thq vastness of the
republic and its possibilities , to give a
larger meaning to clti/.enship , and to
strengthen the sentiment of patriotism.
Travel and intercourse with the
people furnish the best remedy for the
spirit of sectionalism , and the citizen
who knows his country best is pretty
sure to bo the most ardent In his affec
tion for it as a whole.
President Harrison has earned a vaca
tion nnd all the conditions are favorable
td his taking it at this timo. Tbo affairs
of government will go on as smoothly
in his absence as if ho remained in
Washington. Every right-minded citi
zen will sincerely wish him a safe and
At the dinner of the Massachusetts
republican club last week , in several re
spects a notable occasion , the principal
address was made by Hon. Benjamin P.
Tracy , secretary of the navy. It was a n
oai'nost and eloquent presentation of re
publican principles and policy , nnd us
well a candid review of the work of the
administration. Secretary Tracy said
it had been a working rather than u ,
talking administration. During its
two years the revenues and ex
penditures of the government have
reached the sum of $870,000,000 , and this
money has been collected and disbursed
by over 02,000 fiscal agents , including
postmasters appointed by the executive.
In the handling of this vast sum not 0110
cent hah boon lost by defalcation or be
trayal of trust. This is n record of In
tegrity of which republicans have a
right to boast , and while it is true that
these ollicors who have hold over from-
the lust administration are entitled to
their share of thd credit , it is in the
generally high character and capacity of
the men who have been appointed under
the present administration that the ex
cellent record of honesty and fidelity
must bo mainly attributed. If the presi
dent has appeared to bo slow in making
appointments it was because ho would
not act without being satisfied that ap
plicants wore fit and qualified to occupy
positions of trust There has been a
conscientious care to secure men who
had an unquestionable claim to confi
dence , and it is justified in the result.
Regarding the surplus , Secretary
Tracy said that "while it had
boon the policy of the last
administration to hoard money
nnd to accumulate a largo surplus , the
policy of the prefcont administration has
boon to use the surplus in the purchase
of bonds , thus reducing interest and restoring -
storing money to the channels of trade.
The difference in these two lines of
policy is shown in the fact that while
from March 4,18S5 , to October 1 , 1880 ,
the amount disbursed in the redemption
of bonds was $70,000,000 , in the corresponding
spending period of 1880 and 1S90 the
amount dibburwod was 8239,000,000 , thus
oiToctlng a saving in aggregate interest
of $50,000,000. Another fact of no
loss interest relates to the cur
rency supply. While in the firbt year
and a half of the last administration
there was an aggregate decrease in the
circulation of $21,000,000 , during the
corresponding period of the present ad
ministration * there was tin aggregate
incroabo of $9.,000,000 ? , and the total in
crease in the amount of money in circu
lation from March 1 , 1889 , to January 1 ,
1891 , was $124,000,000. Thobo facts fur
nish indisputable o'vldonco that the finan
cial dopartmcnt-of the government lias
been managed under the present admin
istration with judicious reference to the
best interests of the government and
With regard to the largo appropria
tions of the last congress , of which the
opposition to the party in power is on-
iloavoring to make political capital , the
responsibility cannot justly bo laid upon
the administration. But it' is safe to
buy that the outcry against the&o appro
priations will bo of very little service to
, ho democracy with intelligent nnd
inndld men. Admitting that they
might have been reduced a ( ow million
lollars without Impairing Die olllcloncy
f the public service or doing injury to
ny Interest , it can bo shown that there
ivas a justifiable demand for nearly eVery
ncronso made , andthoro Is every reason
0 expect that the results will abOndant-
y demonstrate this. The people are
giving tiTtolllgont attention to the char-
ictor and work of the administration ,
.nd there can bo no doubt ( lint it Is
toadlly crowing in the rospoct'and con
1 don co of the country.
Arizona territory Is ll.u iiomo of the
Glla monster , Iho t'lrantuln , the most
prolific variety of rattlesnake and the
iVpacho Indian. The citizens of that
errltory hate ono with about the same
lordlalily as Iho other and are about as
certain to shoot down the Indian as to
club the life out of the reptile or spldor.
t was not surprising therefore that
iolcgato Smith should rlso In congress
list winter and-make a speech in donun-
iatlon of the red devils of the Arizona
osoi't In a discussion of the Indian ap
propriation bill. His utterances wore so
bloodthirsty and extravagant that ho
withhold tlioin from the record for ro-
flslon and tempered their rooklossno-is
.intil they wore decidedly unsonsational.
Mr. Smith's speech ; vas very much ap-
H'cclatod by his constituents who road
ho nowsp.iuor reports of it and ho
ilmost regretted that ho had modified
: iny part of it for the permanent record.
Soon after the speech was dollvoro 1
ho superintendent of schools of the lor-
Itory bethought himself ho might
[ iclilove fame also by jumping ilpon the
Apache. It was safe for the reason that
the lalter is pretty closely watched by
United Stales troops on a reservation
and Ui3 superintendent's ofilco is a long
distance from danger.
An excuse for making the exhibition
was wanting , but the school man was
fertile in expedients. Oji August 15 ,
1S9U , the commissioner of Indian affairs
had mailed to him a circular requesting
him to inform the district olficors of
publio schools In the territory that the
government would.pay $10 par quarter
per capita for the tuition of any Indian
children who could bo induced
to attend such schools. The circular
was nix months old and had been favora
bly commenled upon by every other
superintendent of public instruction in
the west , but it could be mane the text
for an attack upon the .Apache , and so
on February 15 ho is said to have com
posed and forwarded a reply which for
red , reeking atrocity completely 3lmd-
owed the delegate who had startled con
gress with a proposition for paying a
bounty on Indian scalps. The superin
tendent's lotler was filed among the
thousands of documents in the Indian
otllco and nothing was heard of it
After chafing at his failure to startle
the eastern sontimontalisls for two long
months the gentleman finally gives his
lotlor lo the Arizona Iteimblicun and has
its substance sent out by Associated
prebs. Among the startling sarcasms of
this blood-thirsty educator appears this
interrogatory : "Can it bo possible
that you ( the commissioner , , of Indian
affairs ) would permit the budding infant
minds of those poor victims of the white
man's avarice and barbarity to mingle
with the cubs of the oppressors ? " The
whole communication is couched in sim
ilar lerms , though in sorao cases it is
positively brutal in its suggestions.
The facts are that with the exception
of the Apaches , and possibly the Nav
ajos , there are no moro peaceable In
dians anywhere than the tribes of that
territory. The Pimns , Papagos , Mnri-
copas and Moquis are as docile as chil
dren. The Yumas , Mojavcs and Haul
pois are degraded , but they have not
committed any atrocities for a genera
tion. The Navnjos give Arizona people
no sort of uneasiness and are in no wise
turbulent. The Apaches are the moan'
est Indians on the continent , and per
imps the best fighter ? . A band of ton era
a dozen can lorrorizo Iho whole frontier.
But this territorial official , taking the
Apache as the typo , Includes all other
Indians , good , bad nnd indifferent , in
his extravagant denunciations.
The mouthings of a man seeking to at
tract attention should not have much
weight , but unfortunnlcly the friends of
the Indian in the east , who are a power
in developing publio sentiment , regard
these utterances as the outward expres
sion of the inward fooling of western
people generally. Extremists like this
man Cheney , superintendent of public
instruction of Arizona , on the one hand
and Dr. Bland of Washington on the
ether , the extreme .hater and the ex
treme lovqr of the rod man , keep the
sensible , practical people of both the
east and the west apart upon the In
dian question. .
OIIGAXI7.K TUK HKAL KSTATK OH'XKIIS
THK BKK endorses the suggestions
published elsewhere from the pen of ono
of our bobt known citizens , n largo properly - -
orly holder , for the organization of real
ostalo owners for the general advance
ment of the city's Intoresls.
There are ever fifteen thousand real
estate owners , small and great , resident
in Omaha. As an organization con
tributing their influence and cash to any'
well directed purpose they would bo In
Under our revenue laws the real es
tate owners bear the greater part of the
burden of taxes. It is proper that they
sluKild organize for active participation
in municipal a Hairs. They are not ma
nipulators of primaries , caucuses and
conventions , bu\ they are voters. Their
power can compel political parties to se
lect good men for ofilco nnd defeat bad
ouos when nominated. Tholr inlluenco
in dirooting public improvements will
also bo advantageous.
The necessary expense of maintaining
a powerful organization distributed
among so large a membership would bo
trilling. A very small sum per month
from each member would * pi'ovido an
nmplo fund lor maintaining the organ
ization , ndvortlbing the city , negotiating
with manufacturers and railways , and
stimulating the growth of Omaha in
every reasonable direction. The fact of
the existence of such an organization
manned by officers in whom the citizens
have confidence , would have a whole i-
some otl'ect upon our city and county
governments. It would bo always ready
to co-oporttia whh-ithp board of trade ,
real estate oxc'l xiyo and olmllar bodies
In furthering plans for Iho bonollt of the
By all means ivt\lh $ suggestion bo car
ried out. The rtjjl estate exchange can
oncourngo the l l-rvby appointing a com
petent committee/at / once to formulate a
plan of organizationto bo reported at
a public meeting aVrcok or so hence. In
numbers there Ig'ijtrongth nnd a combin
ation o ! real ostivtiT owners In this city
based upon any1 f .reasonable . platform ,
costing but a trfiio to onah member ,
would bo a power for good whoso im
portance can hardly bo ever estimated.
o un nuxDun JXDKH TKDXK ss.
Our revenue system is wholly bad. On
the face of the figures our limit of bond
ed indebtedness is placed at 12J per cent
with a distinct expectation on our part
of reaching that limit The limit of mu
nicipal Indebtedness proscribed by the
cotistllutlons of several states Is 5 per
cent. Such is the law in Minnesota , and
Missouri. In Colorado it is but ! i per
The cash valuation of Iho property of
Omaha Is not less than $150,000,000 ,
yet our assessors make oath to
but a trlllo ever $2,000,000. Taking
Iho low valuation Into account
our maximum of indebtedness is less
than Minneapolis , Kansas City or Den
ver. To the eastern purchaser of oily
bonds it is well nigh impossible to ex
plain the discrepancy and as a consequence
quence Denver and Kansas Ciiy sell 4
per cent bonds while onr lowest
rate thus far has boon 4 } per cent.
Not only so but eastern investors
who have already invested In Omaha se
curities are uneasy. Thovpercolvo that
for Bovoral years there has boon prac
tically no increabo In i the assessed valu
ation of the city , in fact that the valua
tion is less than it was two years ago.
They are at a loss to account for this
anomalous condition of affairs. Wo
have shown thorn by our census and
board of trade figures that our popula
tion and wealth have had a phenomenal
growth , while on the face of Iho rolurns
our olllcinl values appear actually to
Something must bo done soon or
Omaha's credit which has been first-
class will bo seriously impaired. The
valuation should bo increased this year
lo $25,000,000 at least for the sake of
maintaining our btunding among the
fiscal agencies who must market our
bonds. Omaha cn'lld sell 4 per cent
bonds at a proinhim if the valuation of
the clly were increased so as lo show
our indebtedness at.7 per cent.
Mil.YlLMA3l IWAIiTBIl PltKH'S , the
American minislor lo Germany , unques
tionably merits all the credit ho is get
ting for the zeal and judgment ho has
shown in connection with Iho demand for
the removal of Hie restrictions upon the
Importation ol American pork products
into Germany. . IIoj has shown superior
diplomatic ability , , and it is just to rec
ognize it. Bull after all , the in-
Jluonoo thai was * most 'potent with ,
. . . * - * a.l 11 X * ]
the Gorman government was the ;
inspection law and > tlioi'-.roialitttory
provision that goes with it. The prede
cessors of Mr , J'holps'laborcd ' faithfully
to have the restrictions "removed , but
having no such leverage as the now law
affords they were powerless to accomp
lish anything. The Gorman government
could not very decently refuse to accept
our inspection conducted under federal
authority , and what was still more im
portant it could not afford to have Iho
Irado of Germany with this country se
riously crippled. Still the thanks of
those Interested in our foreign
meat business are duo to Minister
tor Pholpg- for a very sidllful
management of the American case. Our
minister to Franco , 'Mr.Vhitolaw Reid ,
Booms not to bo making any progress
with his negotiations for getting our
meats into the Frdnclf markets , but it is
highly probable ihat in time that will
bo accomplished through - the same in
lluonce thut has been olTcctivo in Ger
many. In view of the profitable returns
calllo and hog raisers are now gelling and
the diminishing supply , there would
sooui to bo no good reason for further so
licitudrognrding Iho export demand.
THIJ individual whoso case waft the ba
sis of Police Judge Helsloy's decision thai
the board of fire and policocommissioner
can only revoke a license after an olTon-
dor has been tried and convicted before
a magistrate , has gone out of business
and loft the country , hence the issue is
not likely to .bo lalton lo the higher
courts at present The commission
should not allow the decision lo stand.
An Issue should bo made on Iho next
case involving the question and a dcci
sion oblnlned finally determining the
authority of the board. In the interos
of good government it is to bo hopei"
Judge Holsloy's intorplotatlon of the
law is incorrect
THK council at , Ua next mooting wil
probably net uponijftk ! ordlnanco calling
/or ft special election to vote bonds for
sewers and pavlHc" inlorseclion's. The
citizens of Omaha , are desirous tha
public work sliall' ' bo pressed. They are
willing to pay fort proper nnd necessary
improvements. TJiy will not vote n dollar
lar for boodle unit the council may just
as well nccopt thj situation first us last.
If the bonds tire to bo used in booming
ncro property orLunrichliifr contruulors
they will not bo fylfcd , however plnusl-
blo Iho.proposltlun may bo uj > on its faco.
OMAHA fnrodty , well at Iho hands
of the Into legislature. The nmondod
charier , llio law v < b'/iulring / saloons with
in Iho Iwo mile limit to pay I icon so nnd
the warehouse bill are measures of
lasting importance lo the oily. Tlioro
was some prejudice -worked up by Iho
disgruntled prohibitionists at the open
ing of the session which was nol entirely
wiped out before its close , but on these
three measures the body finally uetod
with fairness ami judgment.
DuMANnsupon Ihoslrcot car company
should bo reasonable. Omaha's night
workers are not sualcionlly numerous lo
warrant an all night service. The mid
night trains now carry very few people
except on special Occasions. It would
bo aVonvonionco , no doubt , nnd the pub- '
He would bo grateful for an all night
service , hut the publio IB nol in position
to demand a sacrifice of actual cash for
Timlin Is a conflict between two sec-
Ions of the charter In the manner of
dectlng the city clurk. Ono provides
or election by Iho people and the ether
by the council. Tills Is of very little
consequence , however , for after the poo-
no h"vo elected the olllcor the council
an endorse- their selection.
IN making preparation for the prosl-
lontial parly Iho mooting of the Ne
braska Business Men's association of the
week following will not bo overlooked.
Omaha extends to her merchant visitors
the cordial welcome they deserve and
will make It pleasant for them all
the taxpayers Into nn asso
ciation for the good of the city. These
ire Iho people who know what the city
I'rouil ol' I ho Navy.
lliittnn H/ohe. /
One of Secretary Tracy's purposes In visit-
tig Jloston Is to see with his own cyos the
mvnl battnlllou of Massachusetts. Hlnco Iho
Common wealth discovered thntlthnd n navnl
establishment it has boon growing prouder
and prouder of it
Individuality In iJoiminll0m.
Some English Journals uubhsh signed edi
torials , but the practice does not conduce to
the dipnlty of journalism. It Is the authority
of tbo journal Itself , not that ol the Individ
ual writer , that gives unfty and force to the
work ot a newspaper.
imlliuiH UN Soldiers.
Detroit Krro l'ir s.
The Indian can bo trained in all military
tactics , aud ho woula inn no the best solulor
in the world if ho would light as white men
do. Thnt's the rub. Koch ono wants to go
in on his own hoolc , nnd as cavalry they could
novcr bo made to charge together.
It in nn Uphill Job.
Illchimind Times ,
Mnlna has adopted another nnd a now
liquor law. Beyond the memory of the oldest
inhabitant .Mnino has been having liquor , or
rather nnti-liquor laws , and yofc liquor drink-
lug has been kept up all the same. It is to bo
hoped that this lust ono will Drove somewhat
moro effective tlma the others.
Dollars Will Itrln Them.
It is reported that ttio French artists will
not send tlielr best pictures to the world's
fair. Thov may talk iu that way , hut the
prospect ol the good American dollars that
they may receive for these pictures , to say
nothing of the orders for more , will doubt
less bo too strong to be resisted.
Tlio Alllanoo llirontened.
Cfeiv/aiiii / Leader.
The present indications are that the farm
ers' alliance will receive a staggering blow
within the next few months through the par
tial failure of the wheat crop In Franco and
other continental countries. A few seasons
of good crops sold at good prices would inalto
the nverago western farmer lose all Interest
iu his schemes.
I'httnlc'phta ' Ledger.
The first act of the city admtdistrallon has
been the publication of an order requiring all
persons connected with the bureau of pottco
to resftrn from political committees or from
the police force within ten days. There is
special reason why police officers should not
take active part in political matters , for their
duties are such that they are under tempta
tion to abuse their authority If actively engaged -
gagod in political work. But It would not bo
too much to ask that a similar order bo issued
Democracy's Gloomy Sky.
JVciu l" r/c / Ittcurilcr.
A brlcht spot in a gloomy democratic sky
is tbo election in Colorado , whore the rcpub
Heads seem to have mot with general
reverses. But taking the country by and
largo , but llttlo remains to the democracy of
the pride of last year's triumph. That iu
many places , as In Chicago , failure has boon
the result of factional division , Is no consola
tion to the defeated. Nor is there comfort to
bo drawn from the fact that the defeats wore
mostly "neat's , " as William C. Whitney used
to call thorn when the democracy just sue
ccodod la missing the presidential prize dur
ing successive contests. -
Tlio IJIMV'H Klajesty.
Continent , r
Andrew Carnegie is the last proat man to
distinguish hlmsolf by being urrestcd not
for orson or murder , bo It understood , but
for iicglecthiff to appear in a Pennsylvania
court to which ho had boon summoned as u
Not long ago Jny Gould was fined $050 for
avoiding jury duty. Then Messrs. Dcpow
and Rockefeller were iudictod.owlngtoau in
fringement of railroad regulations by a com
pany of which they were directors. And
now Mr. Carncgio is served with a wan-ant
for ignoring a subpcuna.
American law does not scorn , after all , to
truckle so abjectly to the rich and influential.
\ol > rHNkun.
Mr. Samuel A. Kagan of Nobrasknv/ho is a
successful farmer aud a very intelligent man ,
was at the Fifth nveuuo hotel. Mr. Engan
is ono of the few wostonj men who is not
carried away with the craze for free silver ,
aud his views upon the subject nro all the
more interesting because of the fact that ho
is apparently In the minority among the
western people , so far as that subject is con
cerned. Ho expressed the opinion that the
strong advocacy of free coinage was brought
about moro especially with the view of bono
fltini ; a small class of debtors , who m the
event of its success would bo enabled to pay
oft their obligations at n pretty liberal dis.
count. Mr. Eagan's idea of the kind of policy
to bonollt the farmers all over the country Is
the ono which will tend to develop agricul
turo. "Tho prime factor in the case , " said
lie , "is for tho'farmer lo know how ho cm :
ralso the best crops and dispose of thoin lethe
the greatest advantage in currency that is
worth Its full face value. "
F. H. Hurton.
I saw n battle yesterday ;
And would you have mo tell
The story ofthis fearful fray ,
And how It all bofolH
Acalnst the mist the sun made war ,
The fopsy mists you know ,
That In the morn by sea and shore
Tholr ghostly forces show.
The sun shot down his shafts of life
And pierced their ranks , ana made
Them scatter Into shreds of white
And Hying bit of shade.
It was an utter route , I ween ;
The mists were vanquished foes ,
No bugle called , no blood was scon ,
1 heard no clash of blows.
Yet In un hour the day was clear ,
The sky triumphant bhoua ;
While , from a bush that budded near.
The wind u llowor had blown ,
Till at my very foot It lay ,
All white within tha sun ;
It was n Hag of truce , to say
The fight was fought and won ,
XOT < 3VMIT\\
Arraignment of Mrs. Slioody null Mon
day Mo Pur I nnd.
Liscot.v , Nob. , April 13. [ Spoclal to Tun
JKIC. ] Mrs. Mnry Shoody mul Monday Mo-
Purland , charged with murder in the first
legroo , were arraigned before Judge Hall In
district court this morlng. The third , fourth ,
Itth and sixth counts of the Indictment were
road to the prisoner * , to each of which they
responded not guilty. Mrs , Sliced ) * made
ler responses In low , firm tones\nd | ; whllu
lot looking any \vorso than she did at the
irellmlimry examination , yet her face boar.s
.races of her confinement. She was accom
panied by her sister , Mcltarlnud has his
-rln with him , but It was n trlllo moro seri
ous and subdued tlinti on previous occasions ,
Messrs. lilllingslov nnd I'hllpott were up-
polnU'd to defend hlmund Iho trial bet for
Monday , May 4 , before Judge Field. The
county attorney was ordered to endorse the
mines of the state's witnesses on the Indict-
incut by Saturday noxt.
A telephone mossauo was received at the
police station last night by Captain Miller
from an evidently excited man at Sprague ,
asking for the police to look out for and talto
into custody Bart Beck and Miss Mary Him-
merman , n young couple from that vicinity ,
who had run away to got married. MJss
Zimmerman was not described very compll-
mimtarlly , The telephonist stated that she
was twenty-three or twenty-four years old ,
weighed lir > pounds , light comploxloned ,
freckled , with coarse features and largo
mouth. Beck is said to bo younger and not
yet of marrhigcabla age. ills parents are
understood to bo the parties Kicking , and a
brother or an tnclo came up this morning to
IIml out If Bart had applied for a marrlngo
license. Ho hadn't gotten any here , however ,
and the prospects are that by this time the
elopers have sought some other state where
the marrlago laws nro loss strict.
The grocery store of Fullerton Brothers ,
at 1823 O street , was entered through -tho
transom of the roar door by burglars Satur
day night. They forced open the cash
drawer and secured $2 in money , and about
$100 worth of notes , cherks and receipts. A
lot of tobacco and canned goods were also
Some ono broke into George Snyder's barn
at 911 F street the same nicht , and stele a
fine sot of harness.
An act of vandalism was committed last
night In the Voung Men's Christian associa
tion rooms on South Tenth street. Some
follows cut n liolo In the panel of the front
door sufficiently large to admit their arm , and
then throw back the bolt. The money drawer
was broken open , but finding nothing , the
fellows In their ancor took n quart bottle of
ink nnd sprinkled the contents over some
valuable books iu the library , completely
At 11 : ) last night Special 'Onicer Oreon ,
on duty on East O street , discovered two
chaps working at ono of the roar windows m
Maxwell , Sharpe & Ko s' store , at 1KKI O
strcot. They were just In the act of raising
It when they caught sight of the officers , and
fled toward Sixteenth street , turning north.
The ofllccr pursued them lo H street , firing
three shots at them , but withont effect , and
the fellows got away in the darkness.
OH , IXSI'KCTOK tiniMIIOI ) .
At 11 o'clock today Louis Heimrod of
Omaha entered upon his duties as state oil
Inspector , vlco Smith Caldwell , bohoadod.
The appointment ot Mr. Holmrod is very
gratifying to the German democrats of the
state nnd to Iho personal rights league , of
which ho was president and the members of
which organization insisted that bo should
have some reward for his services. The last
issue of the onlcial paper of the Business
Men and Bankers' association of Nebraska
declared that the appointment rellected great
credit on the judgment of Governor Boyd.
Mr. Heimrod declares it his Intention tq
watch thopublio , interests in the state oil in
spection with the same zeal that character
ized him as u member of the board of public
works of Omaha.
STATI : iiousr. GOSSIP.
MiT Horace Boyles , late stenographer in
Iho district court of Douglas county , has suc
ceeded Mr. Hocmoy as stenographer to Gov
ernor Boyd. Mr. Bovlos ivas for a number
of years president of ouo of the buslnos col
leges In Omaha ,
In the supreme court today James H. Mercer -
cor ct al. , filed a petition in error from the
district court of Clay county asking for the
rcvcrtal of a judgment against plaintiffs for
only $53. . Both parties to the suit have al
ready spent nearly double the amount at
stake for attorney and court expenses.
John P. Davis asks the supreme court to
reverse the decision of the district court of
Clay county In giving ftlichaol Hartlerodo
judgment for S319.
ODDS AND RNI1S.
The case of Mavor Graham , who Is charged
with assaulting Editor Llttlollold , was con
tinued again today. The hraring time Is sot
The present city council moots tonight for
the last timo. The returns of the recent elec
tion will ha canvassed and published , and to
morrow night the mayor , now councllmon
and city olllcer.s will bo sworn in and start
the wheels of business uirnln.
The ram caused a postponement of the ball
game between the Chicago and Lincoln nines
Judge Hlggins , private secretary to the
governor , is confined to his homo with sick
ness , In which la grippe is playing a promi
Colonel E. P. Hoggon Is seriously 111 with
The will of John K. Richards was filed for
probate today after being road to the family.
All the personal property nnd real estate ,
amounting to over $100,000 , Is bequeathed to
his wife Kllza A. Uichards , who is appointed
executrix without bond. The will was
signed Juno 18 , 1881. and is witnessed by C.
C. Burr and W. U. Kolly.
Dotectlvo Malone this morning arrested
Frank Burner and Charles Smith , two tough
youths of sixteen , who were jailed on the
charge of havjnif broken Into the city library
on N strcot , and having failed to secure any
money took a bottle of rod ink and throw it
ever books and caipots. The boy.s , with two
others , v/oro going along the strcot , when
the ofllcer noticed that Burner's hands and
clothes were covered with rod ink , and on
being questioned failed to give n satisfactory
account of hlmsolf , .
Judge Hall finished up the case of the
Badger lumber company vs Mayes this
The case of J. J. Butler vs the city of Liu-
coin for 3,100 damages for change of grade
In front of his property on P street near
Tenth has boon settled by the cltv paying
him $1,449 , the actual cost of making the
chai'ges ' In his building. The court had bold
that plaintiff's signing a petition for a change
of grade was not a waiver of damages , and
the Harvey grade was not established by
law.Judgo Tibbotts mid a jury are struggling
with the case of Henry D. Ewan vs E. M.
Wheeler , an action to recover on notes for
S3')0 ) , given as balance duo on notes for a
stock of groceries sold by Ewan to Wheeler ,
The Uasmusscn dlvorco case is sot for nn
airing on Thursday next.
Oiijlil to HHVO Ili-okoii It Ooutly.
A'ciu 1'oilc Sun.
"What Is the matter ? " asked Mrs. Waldo ,
as there was a sudden commotion in the ball-
"Penelope Adanr s has fainted , " said Lowell
J. Einer.um. "That brute Shelby Hlggins
told her without any warning that Chariot I. j
has boon proven not to have boeu the author I I I
of the 'Elkon Baslliko/ " j I
f > cttliii , * Un in the World.
Shoal the art gallery ) Is this your pic
ture , Jack >
Jack Not much. 1'vo struck somathlng
hotter. That's my frame
Now York Herald ! Wiggins Well , It U
natural enough that Italy should kick ,
lll tflna How sol
"Why , you ace , she Is built that way , ' ' '
WHAT l.OVK CAN MIC.
Love may bo blind , but Love can see
That there's plenty of room fur two
On one small ehalr , if they sit with ear *
And stick just u * close as gluo. * i
Now York World : During the prcaont
strained relations no onr > who loves peace
should give the monkey n hot penny.
Blnchamton Lender : A man naturally
finds it necessary to have recourse to lui
"uncle" after ho has "auntled" too niui-h.
Boston Herald : Why shouldn't ' women
distinguish themselves In archltec-turol
They have always boon known as dcslgnliii > -
Puck : "What was the Idea of dressing
the Iltllo page at the Hevoro wedding hko a
western desperado ! " "Oh , ho was to hold
up the train , you know I"
In Boston there Is a house on the door of
which Is a sign reading "Caution Scarl.'t
Fever. " And in the widow is n placard
bearing the legend "Kooms to Kent. "
Life : Primus I saw Dudley's wife con
sulting a lawyer nloiio today. What's up !
bccundus She Is estranged from Dudley.
She has Just heard that ho promised to meet
his first wife in heaven.
Now York Herald : May opinions ex
pressed by use of the deaf and dumb alpha
bet bo said to be unsound I
Hero bos ( In sections ) the body of Mine ,
The last of the great McGlucs ;
Ho sal on a heg of dynamite
And lit his pipe with a fuse.
Baltimore American : It Is a kind Provi
dence that tempers the wind to the now str.iw
Elmlra Gazette : Of course a drowning
man will clutch at a straw , especially If ho
Is drowning sorrow.
Blnghamton Republican : Corn In the field
is shocked and when It Is made into whisky
it is shocking.
St. Joseph News : A man maythliikth.it
his will is law , but the contestants generally
show that It is very poor law.
Boston Connor : The law-breaker may not
bo.ist himself an early riser , but ho is quite
ant to bo up bcfon.tho judge ,
Lowell Courier : It may sound paradoxical ,
but when feathers are dear it Is porfeitiy
proper to say that down Is up.
Yonkers Statesman : A few shivering robins I
made their appearance j cstordiiy. They were
the only green things to bo seen.
VKItSOXAIi I'.l It.I f.'tt.l J 7/ .
B. Newman Is In Chicago. <
J. E. Hunt of Papllllon is at the Paxton.
J. C. Lynn of Kearney is at the I'axtou.
11. H. Martin of Kearney is at the Paxton.
L. Goodman of Talma'o ; is at the Paxton.
Otto Bajman of West Point Is at the Mur
John J. NIng of West Point Is at the
H. W. Hall of Bloomlngton , III. , Is at the
W. C. Brooks of Beatrice is at the
W. W. Kamp of Fairmont is at the
George S. Scott of North Bond Is at the
J. L. Parkins of Weeping Water Is at the
Mr. W. S. Hector spent Sunday In Nebras
Mr. Uosowator left for Chicago Sunday
N. S. Esmay ana wife of Fremont are at
G. F. Swift , went to Chicago yesterday
afternoon via the Burlington.
Captain W. P. iVIlcox is dangerously 111 at
his residence , 2217 Howard street.
Mrs. Spocht , mother of the councilman
from the Slxtti ward , Is very ill with a com
plication of diseases and Is not expected to
Dr. A. W. Lamar of the First Baptist
churcn leaves today for Philadelphia , wiii'ro
ho meets with n larce delegation of Baptist
divines for the purpose of considering the
wants , needs and methods of the young
people's societies of the Baptist chlirbh allover
Chief Seavoy nnd wife have returned from
a three week's vacation In Florida. Mrs.
Seavoy was very 111 during her absence , hut
her health Is now Improving. The chief
reports excellent shooting and fishing and
brought homo a number of shells and the
scales of a number of largo tarpons that
were victims to his skill.
Tim Dollono J. Duke Murray ,
Harry I ) . ( Jurli , Cincinnati ; I ! . W. IConni-dy ,
( J. A. Kolfor , E. A. Johns-oil , ChloiiKUl K. U.
llulnrn. M. J. Itoann. f. I' . Grand , IMatto Cen
ter : ! ' Howard , llulfalo : O. R Hudgory , St.
l.ouls ; O. K. Keatlnir , South Onmliu ; A. U.
. ' , O. n. Georiro. Clinton ; 0. H. Cross unit
family , Mlimcapols ; Oarl Morton , J. II. lliitch-
er , Nebraska City. !
The Murray K E. Eswny and wlfo.ru1-
mom : O. J. Showers and wife , LoiiK 1'lne ;
Charles ItliiKcliiiiin , Ue Molnos ; H. IMtulstmi ,
Kock Island ; Clmiles 1) . KttliiKor , W. E. M < - -
I'liorson. Mrs. O. Khodos , fi. Snlnsbnrjror , O. M
Dul. IIHO. . E. Maul , W. Leopold , I ) . K. Sulll vi > n.
xll. ICiihn. II. M. Honors , I1. H. Smytlie , ,1. T
Ilnmbau , , / . U. UiimtnliieH. Chlcauo ; W. S. I'll
oiilrn. M. Curtis , A. M. WolRprt. I' . Dri-rlm ; , J
II. Holman , II. .Mont ? . 1' . Vtirhof. W. Mr I ) .
Siiuerwnlt 1'ranU llalcht. H. 1' . Glmisnn , .1 S
O'Connor , Now York : 1 > . U. Eastman , llostou ;
S. Goldsmith , SU I.oiils.
At the 1'uxton 0. T. Marian , Ottumwa. la. ;
L. M. WiMlako , I'ltlshnr , ' ; W. H. Clark , IliiHIt )
Creek , Mloli.t 1' . V. llully , Albion ; J. 11 , 1'liirty ,
Plttsburg ; E. I ) . Hlohnnison , Cumhrldut' , III. ;
I * 11. U'c-iit , Orleans , Neb. ; James Diuieis , Or-
lonns , Nub. ; . I. W. Koborts , Cleveland , O. ; K.
It. Harris. Ghlcaen ; II' . Swift , t'hlcimo ; It. A.
Hlmp-on , Itluo Hill ; 9. Goldstein. HI. l.ouls ; T.
J. Iliirinlnuhniii , GiUoiia , 111. ; Otto Iliiuiiiann ,
West I'olnt , Nol ) . : It. Kiisltnr , Wostl'olut , Nob. ;
I' . Lawless , Now 1'ork ; II. R Hoswnll , Chlcio : | ;
E. T. Crosliv. yt. I'uul , Nob. ; T. Walsh. Nor
folk ; R Iliown , Detroit ; Jumcs M. Woods ,
Itniilil City. H. I ) . ; N. D. Allen , Kansas City ;
C. A. Lnncdon , Kansas Olty ; E. R Lawrence.
Chlraco ; W. O. Stixlil.ini. Chlcaco ; Kills Mor
ris I'lillmnn , III. : II. N. Morris , Cincinnati , O.j
E. D. Webster , St ration. Nob.
At the Casey A. U. Skinner , DCS Momin ; W.
J. Armstrong , Chicago : John MeAhtr , Deadwood -
wood : L. A. Mornio , Sloan , la. ; A , K.ald -
ron , Lincoln : ! ' . Il.llnknly , Huwnrdi Hurt Hod-
lek. CrulKhlon ; I ) . L. Strleklaml , Wnyne ; ihirl ,
Itodlok , Crostoii , la. ; Thi'odoro J. lioanblii ,
Detroit ; W. L. .Slum. l < oiritu ; Tln-odoro I'oylu ,
Ilurton : ( ! . 1' . Doiliw. Wood HUM : R S. Mlilor
and wife. Crete : .loo Mornch , North IMnttu ; A ,
II. Law : Kraiik Waller , Lincoln ; J. R H.UIII-
dors , Minneapolis ; M. E. Klst'iimn. Chleavo ;
Hurry D. Gain , Cincinnati ; Hiidolph Ilettliio ,
I'luiiKHit : A. J. Campbell , Columbus ; I , A.
MiiAinbcr , Itochester. N. V. ; H. HtiekHtntr ,
Chicago ; II. M. Wulruth , Stockton , N. J. ;
At thci Mllliml-O L , Kiirm , lledfonl ; W. E.
( test , .lames It. Nash , Chlcaco ; C. W. Herr ,
Milwaukee : J. II. Uluhardson , Utlcu , N. V. ; M.
IE. llopewull , Tokaiimh : W , R Hopeo , O , K.
UohnrlK. Uliluaen ; Leo Iliiynuin , Now York ;
W. E. OroniHhnrdt ) , KiiiisnsUltyi Hnnryllrown ,
St- Louis ; L. K Swift. Chicago : II. II. I'lllton ,
IndlanapolU ; C. U Jtlehard and wife , llolmm ;
1' . M. I'lerco. UliloiiRo ; W. U. Lynch , Hi. Li > Ula ;
R II. Daniels. Omaha ; J II. DnlHinnn. Mini
Dnlsiuaii , Uoluiiilnm : I'uiil Hudson , Toiiuku ,
Kan. ; John (1. ( Wutts , Nuolu , Nob. ; W. II.
Schutto. ClllP Ko : J. ' } - . . ? , OKiluili I H.
Stove.is , Ht Louis ; Guurtio Masun , Cleveland ,
O. ; H. II. Mi Grain , I'rooduiont.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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