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N. I' . PRIU
Tun Shoody trial continues Bonsa-
tloniil ; it is likewise ) oxponsivo.
WITH bright prospects for crops , ro-
clprodty nnd good prices , the calamity
wallers of Cincinnati are really In hard
luck to explain why they exist.
Tin ? heavy rain In South Dakota and
the flno prospects for cropd in Nebraska
and Kansas are the harshest strokes
which have boon struck at the third
THE democrats are hard up for an
issue \s-hon they seek to make one out of
the allowed refusal of the president to
shako hands with a black woman named
Mary Jones , at Portland , Ore. The
president shook hands with several col
ored women during the reception in this
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Ilinn life in the olToto oust has in nil o
Porter and Simpson conservative , but
the 800 jayhawkers who bayo not tasted
its sweets are radical as over. This is
why the senator and congressman \voro
unable to steer their supporters away
from the third party rack at the prelim
inary caucus at Cincinnati.
Tun Kansas City 'limes says : "Monu
ments are yet unbuilt whoso onduri.ig
marble is to carry down the story that
America honors her grout dead. Ono of
them belongs to the memory of .TotTorson
Davis. " Poor old Missouri. A senti
ment like this would hardly bo uttered
elsewhere north of the parallel of
Charleston , S. C.
TIIK geography of ether days is value
less now , as is shown by the authentic
statement of General Osborn of Argen
tine Republic , who says Patagonia is
ono of the richest of South American
countries. Our childhood books des
cribed this southern peninsula of South
America as iv forbidding , worthless
waste inhabited by the most degraded
nnd ferocious of savages.
TIIK Shoody trial affords another
striking example of the utter worthlessness -
ness of export medical testimony.
Throe physicians have been examined ;
ono favored the defense in his scientific
exposition of the conditions discovered
by an autopsy ; another proved conclu
sively the presence of poison and the
third was so confused and uncertain in
his statements as to bo valueless to
A FINKK appearing body of men than
the State Business Men's association in
session in this city is seldom If overseen.
They are intelligent , enterprising ,
earnest and prosperous , if these charac
teristics can bo indicated by countenance ,
eye , manner nnd habit. It Is hoped
Omaha and Omaha people are making
as ngrooablo an impression upon the vis
itors as they have made upon us , and
that ontorUiinorfl and entertained will
bo equally grntillod with the results of
ACCORDINO to the statements mndo
by the state relief commission there has
boon a great deal of the worst phase of
human nature presented to that organ
ization by shameless Individuals who
pretended to bo suffering , but whom In
vestigations proved to bo above want.
Charity is frequently the victim of im
position , but it is surprising to loam of
the greed and dishonesty of fiomo of the
citizens of the frontier in connection with
the distribution of roliof.
IN Till ? opinion of ono of the leading
bankers of Horlin , Russia cannot think
of war for at least throe years. It
seems that she is upon the point of
changing her armament , having adopted
a now rlllo , nnd it will take three years
to arm her troops with the now weapons.
Yet nobody seems ixblo to explain satis
factorily why it is that the Russian gov
ernment is calling In nnd hoarding gold.
True it hns sonio loans to repay , but
those nro not of such an amount as to
necessitate the policy which Russia has
recently boon pursuing regarding her
financial affaire , The Germ in banker
may have had information justifying his
opinion , but If Russia continues much
longer the hoarding of gold the only
satisfactory inference will bo that she Is
preparing for war.
nouan o.v THK COLONELS.
loirn is about to enter upon nn ncrl-
monloustomporanco | campaign. A move
ment is well under way for the repeal of
the prohibitory Inw In that stnto , nnd
the next five months promise to bo Inex
pressibly hot nnd Interesting on both
sides. The election of Governor Holes
on the democratic ticket in 18S9 was
notably duo to the outspoken opposition
ofdotrocracy to the prohibitory laws.
This sentiment has steadily boon gain
ing force by reason of the utter failure
of prohibitory statutes to extirpate the
liquor trnfllc , whllo the cost of prose
cuting violators of the law have as
sumed enormous proportions. In the
coming campaign the republicans will
endeavor to unload prohibition and re
mand the issue of prohibition or high
license to the next legislature. The
prohibitionists nro , however , deter
mined to resist the proposed chnngo to
the bitter ond.
The Now York Voice , nn able but
wholly conscienceless sheet , proposes to
mnnago the campaign from Its Now
York olllco. It insists upon tailing
charge of the light in all its details and
is now obtaining lists of voters who are
to bo furnished with coplos of the news
paper. The campaign of oratory which
resulted so disastrously in Nebraska
does not meet the tipprov.il of the Voice ,
It insists that the various temperance
orgnniwitlons shall put their money Into
lltoraturo instead of wind and that the
grand army of nmlo ami feuialo colonels
bo kepi out of the Hold.
The long haired men nnd the short
hatred women who made the welkin
ring from Koyti Paha to Okoto in Ne
braska during the late memorable cam
paign will probably resent this slight
upon their presence and powers as an
assault upon their pocket books. They
cannot afford to repudiate the prohibi
tion nowspaiwr , however , and as its edi
tor proposes to make all there is in the
Iowa campaign , they will probably give
their overworked jaws n rest and con-
line their efforts to the less remunera
tive , but tolerably satisfactory task of
organizing temperance societies in
states where the Issue is less Important ,
whllo the Voice hires its own workers
and conducts the light among the
ir/6'/j AXU rouxn roo/i/sn.
The marvelous growth of Omaha
dates back only ton years. It received
its impetus in 1831 with the establish
ment of waterworks , which was followed
by the era of paving and the construc
tion of n system of sowers. The army
of workingmen employed on public
works became the vitalizing force that
made business in every department ac
tive and became a powerful incentive for
the investment of capital by mon eyed men
at homo and abroad. The depression
that our merchants and mechanics are
now suffering from is not so much
caused by the dead calm In real estate
speculation as it is by the suspension of
employment on public worka , which if con
tinued for another year will force hun
dreds of thrifty mechanics to seek homos
The question is can Omaha afford to
pursue a penny wise and pound foolish
policy by putting olT the proposed bond
election nnd postponing needed public
improvements which would give employ
ment to thousands of laboring men and
put raonoy in circulation at a time of
stagnation brought about by last year's
crop failure nnd ether causes ?
Every intelligent person must realize
that such n policy is suicidal. In the
face of it , nil the attempts to revive
business activity and n demand for
realty will prove futile , and the energy
nnd money expended will bo worse than
wasted. The idea that the expense of n
special election can bo saved by waiting
until the general November oleoiion is
fallacious. No bond proposition , however -
over popular , will receive two-thirds of
all the votes cast at a general election.
A very largo percentage of voters are
not interested in such questions nnd will
not vote on thoin. A special election
would have to bo called later on In any
event and a special election will coat
just as much next winter as it will this
To defer this election on the ground
of economy will , in our opinion , prove
THE PRESIDENTS OMAHA S/'BBC/f.
The speech made by President Harri
son in Omaha has elicited inoro com
ment than any ether ho mndo on his
trip , for the reason that It contained
more politics than any othor. Some of
the questions of public policy referred
to hero had not boon spoken of else
where , but it would'soom that the presi
dent thought this to be the point at
which ho should drop generalities and
give the country some information as to
the principles and policies that will
dominate his administration.
President Harrison is fully committed
to the policy of extending the country's
markets , but ho evidently believes the
tlmo will como when wo shall have no
need of foreign markets for our agricul
tural products , the homo demand will
become largo enough to consume all
that our farmers can produce. This is
moro than probable , and indeed , if some
statisticians are to bo believed , the tlmo
for this is not very remote. Wo shall ,
however , doubtless continue to produce -
duce In excess of the needs of the
country for at least another genera
tion , so that the effort to enlarge our
markets is wise and timely. Once se
cured , those markets will continue to
take our manufactures when wo shall
no longer need them for our agricul
tural products. The present adminis
tration can bo depended on to go stead
ily forward in the work of extending
our foreign commerce.
President Harrifon strongly believes
in the policy of ro-ostablishing an
American merchant marine. He thinks
It would bo an advantage to all interests ,
to those in the west not loss than
to those In the east , " if every
thing that wo produce and manufacture
could bo transported to the markets of
the world In American ships. lie patri
otically desires to see the time when the
stars nnd stripes will bo seen on every
sea and in every foreign commercial
port. Doubtless every American citizen
would bo gratified if this wore now the
case , but whllo It will undoubtedly como
the consummation is still remote. The
present administration can do something
toward It by encouraging the construc
tion of steamship lines under the
law of the Inst congress pro
viding for postal subsidy , nnd it is prob
able that before its term expires it will
have entered into arrangements which
will Insure the establishment of n num
ber of now steamship lined nnd the on-
Inrgomont of existing linos. If this
shall bo done it will bo n very decided
stop forward. But nothingis * to bo ex
pected from the next congress for promoting
meting the establishment of n merchant
President Harrison has firmly
settled views regarding the cur
rency , and the country may depend -
pond upon him to put n check
upon any nnd nil schemes which might
depreciate the value of nny part of the
currency nnd thereby dornngo nil vnluos.
"I hnvo nn idea. " said the nrosidont in
his Omahn speech , "that every dollar
wo issue should bo ns good as any dollar
wo issue. No ono so much as the labor
ing man and farmer requires n full
value dollar of permanent value
the year nround. " The next house
of representatives is expected to
bo prolific In extraordinary financial
schemes , but the country need fool no
apprehension whllo President Harrison
continues to hold the views rognrdlng
the currency ho hns thus far expressed.
A MUCH AIWSKD II'O.U.IW.
Blood hns been shed in the capital of
Sorvia In defense of ox-Queen Natalie.
The return of this much abused woman
to Belgrade gave opportunity for an
other manifestation of the relentless
spirit that has pursued her for the last
two years , but It transpires that aho is
not friendless in the city where she once
received the honors and the hoinago
paid to royalty. While the authorities
wore endeavoring to drlvo her out of the
country the students rallied to her
defense , but the scheme of the regents
was finally carried out. The dis
patches report serious conllicts as hav
ing occurred at Belgrade , and the au
thorities would have had great difficulty
in expelling Natalie if she had not her
self consented to leave.
Natalie is the victim of political
scheming , and the treatment she hns re
ceived illustrates to what extent of
meanness European royalty can co to at
tain Its ends. Her marriage to Prince
Milan was effected for a political pur
pose , and it was a similar mo
tive that divorced her. Not
content with stripping her of the cheap
royalty which was Conferred upon her
when she became the wife Milan and ho
was made a king , nnd taking her boy
away from her , Natallo was driven from
pillar to post nnd her character as
persed tnroughout Europe. She could
not have retired from the public view
had she desired to , because her enemies
wore determined to hound her In every
possible way. Her life was threatened
and for n long tlmo was In constant dan
ger. The contemptible fellow who was
her husband spared no effort to
inclto public feeling against the
unfortunate womnn , but with little ef
fect. It would undoubtedly have boon
the part of wisdom for Natalie to have
kept out of Sorvia , because she ought
to have known that her presence there
would make trouble , but oven in this
matter she may bo again acting the
part of n political puppet. She must
now bo convinced that it will bo impos
sible for her to live in Sorvia , and doubt-
lefes she has made her last visit to that
country. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tan board of education has dropped
the bars of the entrance into the public
schools low enough to lot incompetents
leap ever them , by passing a resolution
allowing applicants for certificates wno
fall to secure the requisite standing a
second trial upon those branches in
which they fall. The percentage on all
but ono , two or throe branches may bo
barely high enough to pass muster ; that
In the remaining branches away
below the requirements. Under this now
rule the applicant is excused from ex
amination upon all branches in which
the required prollclonoy has boon shown
and is examined only upon those in
which she failed on the preceding occa
sion. A bright woman will hnvo no
difficulty in cramming her head full of n
single branch and In passing the ex
amination upon it at the second trial ,
whllo if the whole course wore to bo the
test of proficiency she might fail. The
resolution may help some worthy appli
cant , but It will also open the door to an
abuse which should bo avoided.
n may bo some truth in the com
plaint of Sidewalk Inspector Bormlng-
ham as regards his treatment by the
board of public works. But the tax
payers will prefer to side with the board
rather than the inspector for manifest
reasons. In the iirst place there has
been gross negligence and favoritism
shown in the supervision of sidewalks.
In the next plnco there lias been no dis
position shown to compel the contractors
to furnish planks and ether materials of
the dimensions required by ordinance.
Tills may bo purely n matter of neglect
or favoritism , but it smaoKs too much of
jobbery. So long as the board of public
works simply insists that the inspector
shall do his duty without fear or favor ,
publio sentiment will bo on their sldo.
If they show a disposition to persecute
him or needlessly interfere with him
when ho is doing his duty , ho will have
the sympathy of the people.
A YOUNQ democrat in a mugwump
local sheet announces that the Nebraska
democracy has but two great mon In Its
ranks and they are Charles Ogden of
Omaha and William J. Bryan of Lincoln ,
Woolworth , Poppluton , McShano , Boyd ,
Hlnman , Morton , Ireland. Montgomery ,
Watklns , Amos , Bowlby , Marvin , Clogg ,
North , Boar , Lo How , MoKoighan nnd
Thompson must step to the rear.
WlU'.N ordinances como up on third
roadlng at the council hereafter , it will
bo well to ascertain whether or not the
drafts of laws presented for ilnal action
have nny defective spots in them. The
mayor is as skilful ns n dentist in dis
covering leaks and cavities in city
papers , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT IIKOINS to look ns if Governor Hill
of Now York will nook a third nomina
tion , nnd if he makes up Ids mind to do
ILY BEE , WEDNESDAY. MAY 20 , 1891.
onts in the history of Now York for
longer sorvlco in the olllco of governor
than two terras ' , among thoin that of
George ClintonWho1 ( was olootod eovon
tlinos. Governor II111 does not want
to glvo up liis dil-oc ( management of the
political machine , and it will not bo at
all surprising if'hi 'allows ' his name to
bo presented for ronomination. If ho
wants it and gets jWporhaps it will bo a
good thing for the republicans , for under
all the conditlojif it would seem that
Hill could not command the strength of
his party. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT is loss than six weeks until July 1.
The warehouse bill becomes a law on that
date. There is a vast amount of work
to bo performed before July 1 , and the
board of trade and grain men" must got
together noon if they are to load the
warehouse procession in Nebraska.
BY tno time the Douglas street
hog-back is removed , the St. Mary's
avenue hole is filled , the union depot is
completed , the million dollar hotel is
opened and the now postolllco is ready
for business , Omaha will have 250,000
pcoplo at least.
Tin : interstate commerce commis
sioners can learn n good deal about
pratlcal railway politics from John M.
Thuraton in a trip from Fargo , N. D. ,
to the coast , if they will induce him to
convoy to them the information ho pos-
OMAHA talk continues cheap , but talk
will not crento a great grain and pro
vision market , or onlanro our trade and
ALL , the world will applaud the gallant
.though futile defense of ox-Queen
Natalie by the stut-onts of Belgrade.
The fuct that St. Louis is the greatest mule
market In the country probably In the
world Is something calculated to make the
blood run not in all the commercial veins
nd urtonos of every citizen's nnatomy.
No Font to Get a Divorce.
& Lnuti IlepuWtc.
In Dakota they grant a divorce it the plnln-
tlft proves a case of cold foot ngnlnst the de
fendant. The commonwealth is n real para
dise for these wuo yearn to throw off the old
love in order that they may make the second
Must Hh'vc Hail 'Mil.
Km m < iml < ilc ( (7ii. ) JVeu-s.
Wo carao across n snaita a few days ngo
'lint surpassed anything In the snake line wo
have ever seen.Tho icptllo was no larger
than n led pencil , but was about nine or
thirteen foot long und its head was nbout
the size and sbapj of a [ tea saucer. On top of
its head wns an cxactllkouoss of n tigor.
Good ! AH ! Around.
The trip has boon lilgbly successful in every
way. Iho president has soon a largo part of
the country of which ho is the executive , nnd
the pcoplo of a score of states have , for the
first tlmo , seen a pj-oslijcnf. while ho was In
ofllco. And although the president \y.ls
obliged to make n ony speeches , to all sorts
of people , ho spol o. with such tact nnd dis
cretion that no ono could find anything of
which to complain in his many addresses. It
was a good trip for the president to mako.
A Compliment That Menus Something.
I'miMimVcif / mi I / ) iitan. / .
Yankton sends greeting to Omaha and do-
slrei to tender her most hourly congratula
tions because of the magnificent success
which Omahn made of the presidential reception -
coption mm viilt. No city in the land could
have excelled It , nnd the entire northwest
can feel grateful to Omaha for tier splendid
and overwhelmingly successful effort. Harrison
risen , Wunumakor and Rusk will hold this
section in higher esteem because of the
pleasant memories they will entertain of
their few hours stay in Nebraska's metropo
Reaction for lioyd.
Kilo Yiiik 7 < mct.
It Is iroro than doubtful whether the re
publicans of Nebraska will zaln an > thing by
the hasty nnd partisan notion of the supreme
court of the state in ousting Boyd from the
office of governor and reinstating Thayer ns
a hold-over. Uoyd has succeeded In having
his case carried by writ of error to the supreme -
prome court of the United States , where the
question of citizenship will bo fairly tested.
There Is every ground for believing that tbo
action of the stnto court will bo reversed , nnd
whether it is or not there is likely to bo a
strong popular reaction In favor of Boyd.
Hew 1'nrls Sun ,
Wo learn from n religious paper that the
Protestantclorgy horadlsupprovojof the order
just issued by the Gorman kaiser that the
court preachers shall kcop their sermons
within n quarter of an hour. It appears that
nn elaborate , well reasoned sermon , properly
drawn up nnd with an Impressive application ,
whether the sermon bo extemporaneous or
read from manuscript , requires about an hour
for Us delivery , though there bo some prouch-
era who can expound the doctrine of a text
and enforce its lesson in fort } ' minutes. The
question is a momentous ono for the clergy.
Jt is nlso of interest to the bearers nud pow-
holders who have not yet expressed luolr
views or taken n veto upon It.
Now York Herald ; Ho ( mad ) You kissed
him nnd I saw you ,
She ( tearful ) Idmow It , John , dear. But
there's no harm IniUiat. Ho knows I am en
gaged to you and < Mt It can menu nothing ,
You are so unreasonable.
Cloak Review : CuB.tpm House Oflicer ( sus
piciously examining trunk ) Are you going
to wear those dro os-yoursolf }
She Certainly not. I bought thorn for my
servant girl. r , ,
Now York Herdllli.1 ' "When J ROO nil these
Italians coming jhto' this country , " snltl
\Vlllthi3 , "I am Impressed with ono thing. "
"What is tlmtl" JVkedfUiinlicr. "That Italy
must bo Rotting trj W 'quito a doslrablo place
tolivoln. " iy 'M
Indlnimpolls Journal1 : " \Vlll \ 5'ou love rae , "
asked tbo ngoa husband , "will you love mo
as long as you liver' "
"I'll love ns'lblfff '
you asyoullvo,1' answered
tlio wlfo. ' 'That's '
young ; enough , don't you
Punch : Painter Would you bellovo ill
This Is the picture thoy'vo tnougbt proper to
rujoctl I'll ' bo so bold ns to sny thcro are not
twenty bettor In the wbala exhibition !
Friend IJcar mo I Is U such a poor
academy ns thutl
Now York Herald : Brobson I fall to sea
how It Is possible for you to hnvo rocked the
cradle of a man as old as Fllklns.
CniluVell , you BCO , ho was over thirty
before ho hud to buy ono. >
Jewelers1 Weekly : Philadelphia girl
Dear mo I My watch Is ncurlv uu hour slow.
Now York plrlWell , dear , that Isn't
much for Philadelphia.
PARDONED BY THE GOVERNOR ,
David Bogars Will Not Serve a Term in the
WILLIAM KINGEN'S ' KIDNAPPING CASE ,
Executive Addresses n
Pointed but I'ollto hotter to Ilia
Kxccltcncy of Wyoming Ho-
Nob. , May 10. [ Special to Tnu
UKK. ] Governor. Tbayor this raornlm ; par
doned David Kogors of 1'awnoo county , who
bud boon sentenced to the potiitoatinry for
ono ycnrfor shontlnp Hess Moore In the arm ,
nnd the nT ( ! r made a rather offcctlnB scone.
The governor mot a ilolCRUtlon of prominent
ciu/ens irotn i'nwnoo county in ms roconuon
room , nnd M they rolntoJ Iho clrcuimtnneos
of the shooting anil the history of the con-
vlctcci mm only a heart of stone could hnvo
llstotiod with Its sympathies unmoved. The
delegation comprised : A. D. Strunk , sherIff -
Iff ; il. 0 , Llnsoy , county attorney ; A. K.
Ilasslcr , editor and postmaster ; C. K. Casey ,
banker ; D. D. Davis , attorney ; J. It. Ervln ,
Mr. Davis presented n petition for Rogers'
jmrdou slfiiod by nearly nlno hundred voters
of Pawnca county nnd another signed by nil
the county ofllcors , also a letter bogging for
mercy s nod by nil the Jurymen and n letter
from .ludtro Broily , who tried the case.
Mr. Llnsoy stated the pnr'.lculnr.s of the
crinio anil the trial , the governor by sldllful
iniestlouInK bringing out all tbo circumstan
ces In detail. David Rogers nnd Uoss Moore
occupied adjoining farms In Pnwnco county.
Hogrcrs was nn elderly man who had lived In
the county for moro than thirty years. Ho
was nn lionost , poaco.tblo ninn who com
manded universal esteem. Moore was n
young rana of powerful physique , of violent
temper niul ciuarrolsomo disposition. During
tno year succeeding the shooting the county
attorney hoard no person speak well of him ,
nnd ItVIM believed that Moore had had trou
ble with every landlord of his for years past.
Rogers took pride In his stock nnd kept up
their strain. Moore wns cnroloss In
this respect nnd nlso nljowud his bogs to run
over upon Uopors1 farm. About a year ngo
Rogers took up one of the trespassing pork-
era , but during his absence Moore CAtno nud
got it. This resulted In words nnd Moore
threatened to harm the old mnn. Two days
later Rogers took up another stray hog nnd
this ro-iiiltod in a quarrel , Rogers nut a re
volver in his pocket and lott the house to
moot Mooro. During the aisputo Uo lirod
flvo shots , ono ball striking Moore In the
right arm , disabling it. To show the differ-
cnco in tlio physical strength of the two
mon. It wns stated that Moore , having use of
only ouo arm. then took tlio revolver nwnv
from Rogers. The old gontlonnn promutl y
delivered Mmsolf to the s'lorllf. ' and gave
bail. Afterwards Moore offorea to nccont
SoOO and leave the country , nud Rogers'
friends offered to rniso the money for him ,
bet ho declined. Ho wont on the
stand hiimtilf nnd frankly told the story
of the encounter. The county nttornoy ventured -
turod the opinion that but for his own ad
missions ho would BIIVO boon acquitted.
Rogers know Moore to bo n stronger man ,
and ho merely shot nt llrst to disnblo Ins un-
tagonlst. It was shown that Rogers was an
export with , the revolver. In ringing his
hogs ho bored the hole in their snouts by
lit ing n pistol ball through thorn. lie was
only 11 vd or six foot Irom Moore and could
have killed him easily If that had boon his
Intention. The jury found him guilty of as
sault with Intent to do crent bodily harm ,
uud the judge sentenced him to the peniten
tiary for ono year , the minimum penalty.
Rogers' father 'vus a member of the terri
torial council of Nebraska , and the family
has always stood high in I'awneo county. Ho
has an Imbecile son of twenty whom no ono
else scorns nblo to control. Thcro are two
little daughters whoso minds are not rigtit ,
nnd their mother \vus Insane. The
family are in straightened circum
stances and living under discouraging con
ditions. The father has eighty acres tn his
farm , bat there is a mortgage of SJ.5UO on it.
Some voarj ago he went on tno bond of n
contractor who undertook to build nn 818,00(1 (
theater at Pawnee City. The builder took
the job too chvap and loft the country. The
bondsman could have taken advantage of a
change in the plans to cscapo his liability ,
but from pure honostv ho stood by his bond.
It cost himSsi.OOO and ruined him. These and
other points were related nt length to show
the simple , rugged Integrity of tbo man and
explain the remarkable ostoomln which ho is
held in Pawncocountynnd the listeners were
Daniel Freeman of Beatrice , the first
homesteader In the United States , happened
to bo ono of n number of spectators proson t.
Ho asked permission to say a few words
nud stated ho had , a tulle with
Judge lirody n few days ago
nbout this very caso. The judqo said ho was
satisfied that Rogers , nftor the one , shot
that disabled Moore , simply emptied his re
volver for four the younger and stronger
man might talto it from him and use it. Com
ing from the judge who ( Kissed sentence this
opinion mailo n strong impression.
Sheriff Strunk related how , In traveling
ever the county in his oftlcial business , ho
was besieged by people who wanted to sign
n petition for the pardon of Rogers. Ho
closed with the remark :
"Nothing would please mo bolter than to
take n pardon to him. "
"Well , you shall have It , " said Governor
me gonuomon irom I'awneo jumpou 10
their foot , in ado n rush for the governor ,
grasped both hands , poured nut n flood of
grateful thmiks and all but embraced him ,
whllo tbo spectators gave a burst of ap-
Tom Cook was directed to got out the par
don blank , nud the visitors loft for dinner , a
Jolly , happy crowd.
Rogers had not boon sent to thj peniten
tiary , being kept at the county jail two or
throe weeks until petitions could bo circu
lated on an appeal to the governor.
THE IC1NQEN KIIIX.UTIXO CASE.
Ex-Roprosontativo Henry Saint Rnynor of
Sidney called at the executive department
today In the Interest of William Ixlnt'on , who
wns abducted from Nebraska to Wyoming ,
tried In the hitter on n chnrgo of hbr o steal
ing and convicted. When ho loft Mr. Rav-
nor carried wltn htm n letter which ho will
convey to the governor of Wyoming in the
hope of securing Kingon's release.
The governor has announced the now visit-
Intr and examining board for the soidiors'
homo at Grand Island : . Ezra E. Howard of
Clay county , II. E. Pnunor of Cnss county ,
L. D. Rlcdards of Dodge county , Mrs. Lena
A. IJatoj of Hamilton county , Mrs , Lottio M.
Hcdgoi of Buffalo county. Mr. Richards
takes the place of J. W. Liverlnghouso , who
declined reappolntincnt , nnd for n similar
reason Mrs. Hedges succeed * Mrs. Helen M.
Wilson E. Majors of Nomnha county has
been appointed n member of the board of ed
ucation for the normal school nt Peru to suc
ceed J. W. I-ovo of Fremont who has ac
cented the United States consulship at Sal
iiKMKi' COMMISSION'S IIKPOIIT.
The relief commission has transmitted Its
report for February to the soorotary of state.
It reported receipts as follows !
from State Tronstiror Hill . . . . .130,000 OJ
'rout Hov. M. V , Troxoll , Springfield ,
I * t til < I ( ! * * * § * ! > * "
'rom MM. N. A. Cnnfleld , t.onox. Mnsa 5 00
> 'rom Ituv. U. W. linden. York , l'i\ . . . . . Si 00
'rom Dlgur , Nou. , , . , , , . , , , , H 40
Total , tiO.OlT 69
The disbursements were :
1 ' orsmcorlc" , flour , moat , oto 117,413 02
I'or ' frolghton same 1,10X73
1'or olllco expenses , stutlonory , etc. . . . u'-'l IS
Totnl 819,170 15
Ilttlnncoon hand Ternary 23 . . . . MAST ? 41
With the nbovo went four other sots of
evidence. Ono was the rocolpts signed by
the Individuals who got rollof supplies. An
other was mndo up of the icculnts of county
ofllcers to whomsuiipllos were conslRnod. A
third contained the invoices of supplies
bought. A fourth showed by counties the
amount of each kind of article distributed.
The last named shows the following totals :
Flour , uas.bUO pounds ; corn meal ,
tnont , 28,707 : "co , isUVt'J ; hominy , 80.1 II ) ;
beans , tllU7U ; te.i , U.UIM ; coffee , Haxi ; dried
fruit , 7i.0 : ; oat meal , 17l ! barrels ; sodu , 45
boxes : LMiliUM I'lntlilm * lilniiUr.Li. ill" .
Following uro the niimbor of persons by
counties who signed receipts for supplies
during February ; Banner , 131 ; Ululno , 172 ;
Cheyenne , ISO ; Custor , ! XU ; Dawson , iVJ ;
Douol , UV ) ; Dutidy , ( till ; Frontier , ( t-W :
Furnas , 7 ; Unrllold , 173 ; Uoipor , 115 ;
Ilnrlan , lit' ' ; Hayes , 3IS ; Hitchcock. 4-12 ;
Hooker. 1 ; Lincoln , 770 ; Logan , 'JS'J ; Me-
PhorsonUi ; Rod Willow , l.ull : Sherman ,
0 ; Sioux , 118 ; Thomas , 109 ; Webster , 71.
Total , ( MM.
In addition to tlio supplies furnished by the
stuto wcro largo quantities donated by the
people , who received duo credit for their
The state's appropriation did not become
nvallablo until nbout the middle of February ,
so that the nbovo rnport covers but about
half n month. The delay la making tills re
port is roudily undorstooU by any ono who
visits the 'ofllco of the commission nnd ox-
nniines itsystem. . The law requires the
commission to make two conies of each re-
colpt. Tlioro nru twenty articles of supply ,
and besides copying the nnmo and rcvidonco
of the signer it is npcos-nry to glvo tlio tjunn-
tit.v of onuh nttlclo rooolvod by him. This
ontnils nn enormous amount of work , and
live clerks nro busy at it. The llnanclul
statements for March nnd April are ready ,
but the receipts which go with thorn as
vouchers have not been copied , although It
is being pushed as rapidly as possible.
Tin : soi.niKiis' noun.
State Treasurer Hill and Lund Commis
sioner Humphrey , who wont to Grand Island
yesterday ns rciiroscntntivos of the board of
public lands and buildings , have returned.
They accepted the plans for n fr.OOO hospital
nt the soldiers' homo and ordered n now roof
put on the main building. They found the
lurai well conducted , with sixty ncrcs in
corn and sixty acres in oats. The stock was
A small war cloud lias arisen between this
building board nnd the visiting board of the
homo. A law passed bv the last legislature
appaynlly gave the visiting oourd a general
control of the affairs of the homo , and its
members have assumed that this gave
thorn power to buy supplies. A short
tlmo ago a lot of vouchers signed
by the president nnd sooiotnry of
the visiting board were sent to
Lincoln for payment nud were promptly
returned. At the Grand Island meeting last
night this question of authority was raised
.and the representatives of the board of pub
lic lands and buildings gave It out emphati
cally that that body Intended to retain con
trol of thu matter of supplies , repairs , etc.
This board has that responsibility imposed
upon it by the constitution , and its members
Intend that the visiting board shall not Inter
fere. The now mumbors of the visiting
board , L. D. Richards and Mrs. Lottio M.
Hodges wore not present , nnd the board did
not elect ofilcors.
STATK IIOU1B NOTTS.
Lou L. E. Stewart , W. C. Pomfrot nnd T.
L. Tcasdnll have filed articles with the sec
retary of state incorporating the Purity extract -
tract company of Lincoln. Tlio capital stock
is $10,000. The company will manufacture
extracts , perfumes , bitters , etc.
Jr. Urlggs' Famous Trial.
Perhaps the most notnblo contribution to
nil thu literature apropos the trim of Prof.
Briggs for heresy before the New York
presbytery is an article by Rev. Dr. Philip
Schaff , which was published in the Now
York Herald last Sunday. Dr. Schaff was
the first president of the American Society
of Church History and author of n great
number of historical and axegetlcal works.
As early ns IS to ho was tried for heresy in
this country nnd acquitted. Dr. Schaft was
president of the Amurlcnn Blblo Revision
committee , which \vas appointed in 1S71 nt
the request of tho-Engllsh committee , nnd in
1S > 75 wns sent to England to nrrungo for the
co-opperation and publication of the Anglo-
American edition. The same year ho at
tended officially the conferences of the Old
Catholics , Greeks and Protestants at Bonn
to promote Christian unity.
Thitn this distinguished author nnd
theologian there la none moro com
petent in U < is country , at least ,
to express un opinion us to tbo questions now
at Isbiio among Presbyterians nnd concern
ing which Christian circles uro deeply inter
ested. Dr. SchafC defines in the most tren
chant language the apparent Inconsistency of
the Now York presnytory in practically
avowlnir eighteen months ago the same prin
ciple for which Dr. Briggs , it declares , must
now stand trial. Ho declares that the
American Presbyterian church has her
self materially changed the West
minster confession a hundred yours
ngo , and , that the spirit of revision per
vades the whole Christian world. Finally ho
assorts that , ns the theory of verbal inspira
tion at the scriptures Is not In the Westmin
ster confession of faith , it cannot bo doinmuiod
from any Prosbytoriun minister or professor ,
and warns churchmen that miy attempt by
the general assembly to enforce nn oxtr.i
scriptural and extra confessional theory upon
the church will create a split worse than that
Dr. Schaft says : "Thoro nro chlolly three
theories of inspiration , the verbal or literal ,
the plenary nnd the dynamic. The last two
nro icasonnblo and tcnablo. The first is im
possible in the present state of oxogcsis and
not held b3' nny commentator of note.
The verbal or mechanical theory Identifies
Inspiration with dictation nnd makes the
sacred writers moro clerks or penmen of the
Holy Ghost. This theory wus elaborated by
Lutheran and Calvanistio divines of the
seventeenth century in controversy with
the Roman Catholic church , who in
sisted upon nn Infallible church as necessary
to guido men in the way of salvation. A
uapor oracle wus sot up against tbo living
ornelo In the Vatican. *
But this theory was not hold by the re
formers , who combined the greatest reverence -
once for the word of God with very free
views on tlio letter of the blblo. It has long
slnco be. > n discarded as n theological Hetion.
It is absolutely inconsistent with recognized
facts such ns the obvious tilfforcnces of style
nnd mode of reasoning , the numerous varia
tions of the oxht Ing text , the dlsornpanelcs
botwecn the Hebrew text mid thoSoptuairint.
A literal Inspiration would bo of no nan
unless God had provided at the same tlmo for
infallible transmission and preservation-
is , for in fill 11 bio transcribers nnd Infiilllblo
translators ; for the great muss of men depend
upon translations which urn made by imper
fect , falllulo men , nnd differ very much. No
body claims Inerrancy for the revised ver
sion , or the King.lames version , or the Bish-
ops' blblo , or WvchfTo's version , or Luther's
version , or the Vulgate , or any ether version ,
old or now. It has been slated that thcro are
BO.OOO departures of the revised now tostn-
inoiit from the authorized version , including
0,01)0 ) chungos in the Greek text used by tbo
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
mnn or woman who lives 100
THE from Music , aq Sidney
Smith declared that ho lived
"twelve miles from a lemon , " wilt ,
hardly bo tempted by what wo hnvo to
say regarding some now and beautiful
Pianos just received from the well
known makers , O. C. Briggs & Co. of
But scarcely nny ether person can os-
caoo the temptation to call ntour wnro-
rooms and BOO the lato.st product of
American nrt and artlsanship in the
form of an 1S01 Piano.
BRIGGS hist -
monts nro oqiiinpod with the Pntoulod
Soft Stop , which makes pniutlslnp possi
ble ut any time or nt nny plnco , without
disturbing ono's neighbors , or milking
the \vholo house musiunl.
In other rospcots they nro finished In- '
struinonts of the tlnost qunlity. They
htivo Unit xvotulorful nnd ruro tone which
mnkos thoin notable an Die bust ticcotu-
imnimoiit to the huiniui voico.
Wo shrvll bo plenpod to exhibit thcso
choice IMiinos tounyonu whoso bushier
or curiosity may prompt him to cull nt
our wnroronms. Visitors nnd puroluiBors
nro oquitlly woluomo.
C. C. BRIGGS & CO. ,
Olllco , Factory nnil Wnrorooms at
Boston , Mass.
MAX MEYER & BRO. CO.
AGENTS. BniGGS PIANOS ,
1520to 1521 Farnnm Street. 210 to 223
South 10th Street , Omaha , Nob.
EXTRACT OP BEEF
"IN DARKEST AFRICA , "
"By Henry M. Stanley.
"TlioTJplilif foniimny's Kxtrftclnni of thocholo
o t" 1'iitfoS'J , Vol 1
"l.lobljj unit nieil tuiipi linil to bo I > IT ] > ire 1 in tut-
flctont nunntltloi to torvn out oupfuH to u.iuh wo.r
oncil mnn us lie ntnKiiitrcil In " I'licoS'l , Vol 1.
"Onu laill innnauutl to rrnwl nuur nijr tonU
Ilo wan ut on'c < > bnrno tun IIru nml l.idl ultliln n fair
In t IK'S of It , unil nltli thu niMltlun of n pint of liol
lirotli inndf ) from the l.l.obli ; Coin | > : iM ) ' Kjtrpct of
Hoof wo ratturcil him toll H gpnnos. " I'nKa W , Vl ) .I
Oi'tiiilno only with
fno-slinllo of .1. '
VON \ / , , , - * *
IitKiuo's sluiiiituru In y iC. < wC.
blue Ink across label ,
Dr. I-o Duo's Periodical Pllla.
Thu French rcmrdy net * illroollj upcn tlio ucnorn-
tlro ork'niK mid enrol stipprcmkm of the lueli.ies.
f.'orlhrco for fj , anil c.i'i I'O nuilli'il Should not bo
tiseit tlnrlntf prctfnincy. .lobbor * , druKHlts nnd thu
ptihllc siqiplliHl bjr ( iouilniMll Unix Co , OmiUm : M.
.1. I'uykoraand llowanl MyiTi , South Omntia ; M. S.
Dllli nml A. l > loMor , Count II HIciKu
KENII , WORTH HALT.
Mri. ll.ibcock'H KonllHorth'a school A llonrcllni ;
nml liny Si heel for ( ilrlx , will opnn HopU'inbcr 2.1 ,
Is'.ll.nt Kuiillivorlh , III ( l' > mllin north orChluuto of
l.ako Tlioro 1 Now anil llioronithly equlnpoil biHM-
IIIKS rivaled espaclnlly for Iho HI heel , bntlhrou mm-
utiMwnlk. from thu nil iriy Million. Superior ail-
viintiiuei mid beautiful location For cl.'culiuj
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llrst. With II Illustrations by the author
This Htory , Mr. du Miuirlor'x llrnt venture In the
fleldof llctloii , li oini of peculiar piyeholoxleal in
toreit , Involving many ntrunuo clroumil incut iiin-
ni'clol nltli dre.tin-llfii. Tlio Illiutnilloni nro
drawn by the author In Ills well-known and Inimita
Up the River Parana.
lly Tliuoilori ) Chlltl , Illustrations ami ninn *
TIio ninth Instaliiiint ; of Mr. Child's series of pa-
I era on bouth America ,
Town and Village Government ,
lly Henry Ixxitnls Nelson ,
Shows tlio pr.ietlcil mi vnntnuos of pl.icinu the ln-
calnlfnlrof ciioh ronmiunlty entirely iimlur the
control of a pojiuliir prhnnry nsiombly or town
Some American Riders.
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A. Second iwpur. Illnstiiituil fiom 11.1 nt-
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The Technique of Rest.
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A prnrtlrnl pnporof mpoclnl Intproit nml rnltio to
busy workorn * liu led thnttliu nmuiini of ncrviiim
fnrru ut thulr illipOA&l li In Unntfor of hulue nvor-
The Royal Chateaux of the Loire.
lly Lou It Frecliotto. With 0 Illustrations
The Failure of David Berry.
A atory , lly Hurnh Ornu JuwetU
London After the Romans.
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Tlnxlorr ol Iho fu'l ' of AuniHtn , or * Ituuinn I/in-
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