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THE OMAHA DAILY BKRt PUNDAV.EORMBTSn 25. 1802-SmTON PAGES. 5
wo found otit that ho composed It on n fust
flay during the yellow yovcr in 1831 and had
teen using It over since.
Sf n Frnnelsco Examiner : A Missouri
minister hns been swindled out of 13,000 by
the antique gold brick method. Thlschas-
toning nnd educating oxi > crienco will teach
him the futility of laying up treasure where
bunco men talk smoothly to his undoing.
Also it will impress upon him the wisdom of
subscribing for his county paper.
Philadelphia Ucconli General Howard ,
who wns n pnssengcr with Mr. Moody on the
steamer Spree , told n New York interviewer
yesterday , in rcsjKmso to a query ns to his
views on the efficacy of prayer : "I cannot
presume to interpret the nrtfons of the Al
mighty " At this point ho was checked .by
his worldly wise son. Hut what more waste
to be said J And what sharper commentary
could tlio general have uttered on the temer
ity of his evangelist shipmate ?
Kansas City Star : The clergymen who
nro saying Oould was n thief could have
given proof of their courage had they said
BO before ho died. It doesn't take much of n
man to say that a dead lion wore false teeth
but the accusation Is seldom mndo against
the live animal , The ministers nre doubtless
well meaning , but they have got into the bad
way of waiting until after n innn dies nnd
then calling him all manner of good things
or nil manner of bad things. It would tnke
n great deal of courage to say as much cither
way about a live man , but it might do some
titulars FHOST ti.i.U'N
A starving man won't find fault with the
A successful hypocrite Is never n success
nt anything else.
Love never has to bo watched to sec that
Jt docs a full day's work.
Some men tire themselves almost to death
looking for an easy place.
It Is much easier to bo contented without
riches than It Is with them ,
Don't look for much growth m grace as
long as you keep your hands In your pockets.
If wo had no troubles but real troubles
there wouldn't bo a round shouldered man in
There. Isn't n poor man in the world who
would bo willing to carry a millionaire's load
for the pay ho gets.
This is a great country. A smoker can
make a nuisance of himself on a street car
platform for a nickel.
If jKior men knew how hard rich men have
to work , and how little pay they get , they
would bo bettor satisfied with their own lot.
Some of the most disappointed people in
the Judgment will bo those who could have
had moro religion , but thought they had
People whose fcot are shod with the prep
aration of the gospel of peace will not bo
found stamping 'them with delight at a
theater. _ _
XJUtH.IHICA AXn XKHKASKAXS.
Miss Julia Snlvcly won the Sanborn prize
at the Dounu college contest.
Nels Sorcnson , a Valley county farmer ,
was found dead In the road near Ord
Frank W. Dean will represent Doane col
lege as the orator at the state annual contest
to select a representative to the Interstate
William Wright , n well known resident of
Superior , was found dead in lied with his 3-
vcnr-old daughter's arms around his neck ,
Heart failure was the cause of death.
After eating a hearty supper Rudolph
Johnson of Nehawka fell dead as he was
plaving with his baby. IIo had Just com
plained of a fluttering of his heart. Ho was
Mary Bartling , the laundress in the Insti
tute for the blind at Nebraska City , met
with a jnost painful accident , which came
very near depriving her of the use of an
arm , If not of her hfo. She was engaged re
covering the heavy rollers of a mangle , a
machine used for ironing , when her hand
was caught , drawing her arm into the terri
ble machine. Her screams were heard bj'
the engineer , Mr. Brinkmeyer , who was In
the boiler rooms below , and ho promptly
stopped the machinery , and so saved the
jioor girl's life , but her arm was crushed In u
New Orleans I'lcuyiiiia : Tip tlio waiter 1
you want him to loan over you and bo at
Yonkcr's Gazette : A switchman Is not to bo
coimnimlcl ! ( or unllitjisln ; , ' zeul.
Baltimore American : When a railroad man
utHlurt akos to remedy a stoup grauo ho should
< lo his lovcl best.
BlnRhnniton Leader : A Columbus ( O. ) baker
foil under u train and bad both anus cutoff.
What will the poor man do In his hour of
'MnrKiu-ot" wns the way her naino
Appeared In her youthful copybooks noatj
In society columns wo see the same
Girl figures quite gayly s "Marguerite. "
Philadelphia Hecord : Onsslo ( lander ( coyly )
I would llko to find u $700 piano In my stock
ing. Wllllo Wander Hum , 1 did not suspect
you xveru from Chicago.
At Sunday school : Teacher Willie , you'vo .
not been hero blneo last. Christmas. Wllllo
Oh , yes , ma'am , 1 have ; I was hero the Sunday
the picnic ticket * were distributed.
Atchlson Globe : If a man Is atchnrch when
the tli-u boll ring" , ho Is moru apt to think It Is
Ills liousi * . and rush home , than If ho Is nt a
Chicago Inter Ocean : Mlscs Why do you
siipposn It is considered bad luck to open an i
innlirella In the house ?
illlton 1 suppose there Is danger of dlsclos-
lie owner's name ,
WlNbury Chronicle : "Hollo , Dlnwlddlot"
OM-liilincil SlilnKlss. when this two mo ton Fifth
nveiiue. "I haven't seen you In an ago. What
do yon do for a llvlns now'/ "
" 1 breathe , " replied Dlnwlddlc , languidly.
Chicago Mail : Mr. Iloi-rowein I Miy , Charlie ,
lend me JO , will you.
Jlr. Kiiiinlenmn I haven't a cent , but If
you'll wait a mliiuto I'll go down to tlio bank
and draw my hicath.
Mr. llorrowom Great Scott ! What a draft
that will make.
"I doss thosn blsculls mamma inadn was
dostwlpht , wasn't , they ? " buld little Mary to
"Yes : they wore delicious. "
"I didn't , cat any , but 1 know zajr was. "
"You did ? How ? "
" 'Causa you didn't say n word about 'em. "
I puvo my laundrymnn II vo shirts ;
Hut when they were rutnrnrd
Thi'ru wore but four ; I wan enraged
With Inward wrath 1 burned.
And straightway on that Inundryman
I paid uxpeedy call ,
Alas ! they said ho WUH not In
llo'il yono out to n ball.
TllK l'ltl Y1SH.
; ) r/mi ; ( .
Blnrtlne forth on life's rough way ,
t'lither gntilo them ;
Oh , wo know not what of harm
May hotldu them ;
'Nenlh the shadow of thy wlnir ,
1'iilhur , hldn thiMii ;
inking , bleuplng , Lord , wo pray ,
Go bcbldu ilium.
When in prayer they cry to then
Do thou hear them ;
From thu stains of hln ami hhutno
Do thou clear them ;
'Mid tlio < | tilL'ksnnl.s ; mul'.tho rocks
Duthouhteer lhi < m ;
In tvmiitulloii , trial , Krluf ,
llu thou near them ;
Vnto theo wo Rlvo them up ;
IiOid. rrcclvu them ;
In the world no Unoiv must bo
Much tourluvn thi'iii
Many M riving of t and strong
Toderulvu them ;
Trustful In thy hands of love
\Vo miutlcavo them.
tilSTKlt JOXKS1 COXt'KSlllOlf.
Jams irM/roml / > IllUy.
I thought tin ) deacon llUed me , ytt
1 wnrn't iiduickly bhoru of It
For , mind ye , tlnui unit tlmu ng'Jn ,
Whun Jlners'uil booondn' In ,
I'd seed him felmkln' hands a free
With all the slstern nx with mo !
Hut jurln' last revival , where
IIo called on mu to lead In prayer ,
An' kneeled them with me , hldti by t > Ido ,
A uhlspm'n' "he felt imnctllU'd
.les , ' tutchln'of inyKyarmcnt's hem "
That not tied things as fur as them
Tlumi other wlnunlnvu , concerned !
And well ! 1 knnwcil 1 must a- tin nud
A ilo/i-ncjilorsl I'lurrleuf lul
No mortal blnner ever saw
A pluddtfr wldder than thn ono
A-knuelln' there anil wnndrrun'
Who'tl prayV bo clad , upon my word
I rullly couldn't thauk the Lord !
SECRETARY FOSTER'S ' PLANS
Why Ho H&a Resigned tlio Portfolio of
FEATURES OF THE PRESENT SITUATION
It Win UntlorMooil Tlmt Hn Would Itnvo He-
' . ilgiiMl lleforo tlio ( 'onrlinlon of tlio
Term St > crulntl < m m to Cleve
land' * Cnhlnnt.
INGTONBunRAU or Tun Bnn , 1
r.in FOVIITGRSTII STIIF.P.T , >
WASHINGTON IX C. , Uco. 21. )
The resignation of the secretary of state
next February causes no surprise hero , as U
has been known from the outset that ho
would hand back to Mr , Harrison the state
portfolio before the close of this administra
tion. It must ho remembered that some
time prior to his appointment ns secretary of
state , to ouccccit Mr. Ulalno , Mr. Fostci' had
bct-n selected by President Harrison to bo
the United States agent In the Bering sea
controversy. During Mr. Blalno's lllne
last winter and during the summer of * ) .
Mr. Foster acted ns legal adviser and , prac
tically as secretary pro torn , having charge
of the details of tlio various reciprocity
treaties then being arranged ns well as of
the Boring sea negotiations. At Mr. Harri
son's request Mr. Foster arranged nil the
delicate anil intricate details nnd the ar
rangements for the arbitration.
The onlco of a United States agent was
created so that the arbitrators for tbo
United States , .TiHtlco Harlan nnd Senator
Morgan , might ho able to have Mr. Foster
with them as their counsellor. Ho made all
his arrangements to that cud. When Mr.
Hlnlno's resignation was announced Mr.
Foster wns naturally appointed to succeed
him. The arbitrators meet on February lit ,
ISStJl , and Mr. Foster therefore resigns his
odleo on the first of that mouth in order that
he can Immediately thereafter sail for Paris
and enter on the v.ist work preliminary to
tlio meeting of the arbitrators. A large
onlco of clerks and translators will be needed
nnd there Is a very lively scramble among
the gifted young gentlemen who hold down
seats in the state department for appoint
ment to the work nt Paris.
3Ir. Foster's I'rohablc Sunci'ssor.
As already stated , the tlrst assistant sec
retary will net as secretary for the short
period intervening before Mr. Cleveland
names his premier. Mr. Foster's resignation
has naturally turned the drift of gossip to
speculation on his successor. The Impression
in Washington as well as Now York seems
to be that Mr. Cleveland will select Mr. K.
J. Phelps of Vermont , If ex-Secretary Whit
ney persists in his refusal. Unquestionably
Mr. Phelps is competent nnd his appoint
ment would bo wise in view of his per
fect mastery of the Bering sea question ,
which will bo the principal matter to
confront the state department of the
new administration , but Mr. Phelps is cor
dially detested by the Irish element of the
democratic party nnd it is recalled now that
when Mr. Cleveland was considering the
nanioof Mr. Phelps us a possible chief jus
tice of the United States thcro was a pro
longed howl from the Irish nil over the coun
try. General Pat Collins of Boston warned
Air. Cleveland tljnt to select Mr. Phclps
would bo to alienate the Irish vote and
would make his reiiominntion and his re
election impossible. Mr. Cleveland reluct
antly yielded , but this time Mr. Cleveland ,
it seems , feels that ho is greater than any
part of his party and will choose Mr.
Phelps in spite of the Irish. At the same
time ho will , it is understood , make them
concessions by tendering to General Collins
the portfolio of war. Intimate friends of
General Collins here say they doubt if Gen
eral Collins will consent to serve in the same
cabinet with Mr. Phclps.
As to Other Ulcmcuti.
Mr. Cleveland having thus remembered
the mugwump and the Irish , the speculators
point out that ho will remember the "prac
tical politicians" by appointing Isaac Pusoy
Gray to the postmaster generalship , the free
traders by appointing Mr. Carlisle secretary
of the treasury , the pioneers of tariff re
form by appointing William II. Morrison
secretary of the inicrior , the south by ap
pointing Randolph Tucker to bo attorney
general , the farmers by appointing Farmer
Bill Hatch to bo secretary of agriculture.
Having thus considered everybody else , Mr.
Cleveland will please himself by appointin ;
to the secretaryship of the navy his most
faithful and useful friend and ally , Dan La
ment , so that on this Christmas eve the
Washington cabinet makers have arranged
for Cleveland the following slate : Secretary
of state , E. J. Phclps of Vermont ; secretary
of war , Patrick Collins of Massachusetts ;
secretary of the navy , Daniel Lament of
New York ; secretary of the treasury. John
G. Carlisle of Kentucky ; secretary of the in
terior , William U. Morrison of Illinois ; secretary -
rotary of agriculture , William Hatch of Mis
souri : attorney general , Randolph Tucker of
Virginia ; postmaster general , Isaac P. Gray
Nebraska : Original Frederick Blohle ,
William II. Adams. Additional Charles S.
Sanbom , Herman L. Small , James Liugard ,
William J. Henderson , Davis M. Leland 1 -
Wiilliam M. Millard , Sidney H. Lounsbury ,
Llndsoy Abies. Reissue John S. Wood.
Original widows , etc. Catherine Hat Held ,
mother , Mary M. Johnson , mother.
Iowa : Original Henry A.V. Fields , David
Billhigton , Jonathan J. Watts , William Cole ,
Thomas W. Vance , l.owis N. Ashtcnam.
Simeon Triplett , James P. Laughcry , Daniel
Moore , Addison Brown , Ciblns Bolton , Lock-
hart ti. Duff , William J. Anderson , James M.
Sturgeon. David L. Brcokenridgo , Silus
Rucker , Benjamin 11. Cravens , Walter S.
Barton. Additional- George it. Carney ,
Farner B. Shaw , William U Hollar , Gcorgo
Tomlin , David Lockridgo , James McQ undo.
Increase William Bacon. Reissue Harry
C. McCoy. Original widows , etc Laura
Johnson , Isabel Olson. Biihanna T. Luddu-
saw , mother , minors of Josiah McCoy.
South Dakota : Orglnal Carter Sweeney ,
Almon S. Pinnoy. Additional Edward
MUct-Ilimeoii * .
Captain and Mrs. Steadman of Fort Rob
inson , Neb. , are in thu city to spend the holi
Itrsult of the ( iruiu ! Jury Invention ! Ion la
tlio AHjIum ( 'uap.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Dec. 24 [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] The long looked for developments In
the grand Jury's investigations of the alleged
frauds in the management of the state
asylum for the insaiio at this place , were
sprung on the public this afternoon and as lair
result four well known citizens arc under ar
rest upon very serious charges. Other
arrests are to follow and may perhaos bo
madoyet this evening. .
Tlio grand jury made Its Hnal report this
forenoon and a stack of warrants was placed
in the hands of Sherlff'Mi'Clay. The Jury had
returned thirty-seven indictments and seine
of them contained tlireo or four counts , Of
course the public was not taken Into the
sheriff's contldonco and the only thing that
could bo done was to await developments.
Shortly after 1 o'clock W.D. Sowell.who has
had the contracts for supplying the asylum
with Hour , walked into the sheriff's otllco to
collect Bomo witness fees. He was ed
with a warrant of arrest. Ho took the mat
ter as complacently us possible and sent for
J. A , Buckutan , who went on his bonds and
inadu him again a free man ,
Soon after J. Daniel Lanor , the much ad
vertised steward of the asylum , was served
with u warrant by Sheriff McCluy , II oca mete
to the court house accompanied by W. H.
Howl and D. G , Courtney , H.mo
John T. Dorgan was the next man to mo
into the sheriff's onlco. Ho was with his at
torneys , O. O. Whcedon and Walter Ix-ese.
Hu was soon followed by his orothur , W. seH. ,
At0 : ! ! this afternoon Judge Hall opened
court , and the cases against the men already
arrested were called , The charge against AS'
D , Scwell was obtaining money under false >
pretenses. Ho gave bonds for his appear
ancii lit the February term of the district
court , his ball being placed at $1,000.
W. II. Dorgan is charged with cinbo&dn
incut in conncctiou with his contracts r.itl !
the state at the pcultcutlary. His bond was
also fixed ns tl.OOO , and It WAS signed by G
t > . Wheodon. .
J. T. Uontnn Is charged with obtaining
money under false pretenses , and > io was
nlao liberated on ft bond signed by bis at
torney , C. O. Whr-Pdon
.1. D , Laucr la charged with forgery , utter
ing and publishing forged transfer * of prop
erty , His Ixmd was signed by W. II. Heed
and I ) . O. Courtney.
It Is known positively that four and ix > .v
slbly live more warrants are out. Ono of
them being for Frank Hubbard , the farm
boss at the asylum , inasmuch ns ho has
disappeared it Is not likely that the arrest
will follow very soon. A deputy sheriff was
heard to remark yesterday , however , that
Hubbnrd would bo round If the wan-ant was
Issued , Of the other men indicted it Is be
lieved that ono formerly occupied a high x >
sltlon at the asylum. The others wore con
The arrests already mndo have occasioned
neither surprise nor excitement , They have
been expected nil along. The facts In con
nection with the frauds at the asylum have
been repeatedly published in the dally press
ever since the Investigation was set on foot.
The only deals not fully exposed were those
at the stale penitentiary , and the particu
lars of these will not bo fully developed until
the trial of the men indicted come up in the
next term of thu district court.
Governor lin\rf ( Ionics Into Court.
Ex-Governor James W. Dawes came Into
the district court this afternoon with a law
suit that promises to puzzle the lawyers and
the court for some time. Ho alleges ini his
petition that several years ago ho purchased
from .lohn Cadman a tract of land In the
southwestern part of Lancaster county , pay
ing for It tlm sum of SM.OOO. A mortgage
w.is given in part payment , but a default
was made in the payment , and foreclosure
proceedings commenced , and the land finally
ordered to bo sold. Mr. D.uves alleges that
Cadman assigned the Judgment to his wife
and that tho'salo xvas hurried through with
out his knowledge , .ho property selling for a
comparatively small sum and not for any
thing like Its real value. In consequence of
the sale a dellctency Judgment was entered
tip against Mr. Uawcs and his partners in
the amount of * 12,000. , Ho claims tlio prop
erty H really worth ? 30,000 , and asks that
the sale bo sut aside.
.Shipped VuKcl'H Ilnuulns K.ist.
Coroner Grim cmpannelcd a jur.v'this after
noon and held an inquest over the remains
of Raphael Vogcl , the traveling man who
dropped dead at the Lincoln hotel last even
ing. It was learned this morning that the
deceased had a family at Philadelphia. The
llrni for which ho traveled was notiHcdof
his death last night and they telegraphed
back their regrets and stated that the family
would bo notilled this morning. The re
mains were placed in ch'arpo of Ixniis Cohen
of this city and shipped to Philadelphia over
the Burlington at ! 2-lU : this afternoon.
Will Wullc with u Ciiuo > , " ( > " .
A rumor of serious trouble at the head
quarters of the flre department took Mayor
Weir to the city engine house in a hurry this
forenoon. When ho arrived there ho was
surprised to Had all the men gathered in the
building. Water Commissioner Perclval
stepped forward and before the astonished
mayor could Hnd out what was going to hap
pen presented him with a handsome ebony
cane with a gold head appropriately in
scribed. The mayor thanked the boys in his
usual happy vein.
\Vanti Several Thousand.
John Anderson , n former employe of the
Missuri Paciiio railroad , has commenced
suit against that company for $30,000
damages on account of the loss of both eyes
while in the employe of the company. lie
alleges that ho was sent into the cinder pit
with a fellow employe who struck him in the
eye with a steel bar with a sharp point on
the cnd-of it. Three months latter ho lost
the other eye while at work in the same cin
der pit. He bases his claims for damages
from the company on the ground that ho
was compelled to work with incompetent
3Irani In Lincoln Court Rooms.
District court adjourned this afternoon
until early in the month of February.
Mrs. C. O. Strickland has llnally secured
her divorce , together with alimony to the
amount of $ : l , ! > 00.
W. II. Warner received a Christmas pres
ent today in the shape of a temporary in
junction restraining the sheriff from selling
some property that ho very much desires to
keep in his possession.
Mrs. Brown asks the court to set aside the
default in her divorce ease entered yester
day , on the grounds that she had been led to
believe that It was unnecessary to illo any
more papers. She alleges that the default
throws her out of a homo.
The district court has refused a now trial
in tlio case of Florence Dele against Theo
dore Stratton. The latter gives notice that
ho will appeal the case to the supreme court.
Mrs. Ida Alexander was today given a di
vorce from her husband and the custody of
their only child.
I.llico'n In ISrlcf.
Not a single va for drunk appeared before
Judge Walters this morning and police court
stood adjourned until after Christmas.
Sarry Roe , the girl who promised to marry
Walchtcr Isaacson , a Swede farmer living in
York county , and who mulcted him out of
$25 on the strength of the engagement , was
arraigned before Judge Foxwortby this
morning on the charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses. The Swede failed to
appear and the case against the girl was dis
Beverly Fields and Jim Smith , the two fel
lows arrested last night for flimflamining a
$20 bill out of T. C. Jones , wore discharged
Into last evening , as Jones declined to prose-
The employes of the street cleaning de
partment this morning presented n hand
some upholstered rocking chair to Street
Commissioner McKcnna ,
First Ilrllalilo Hoporls I'roiu tlio Xc Utah
N. M. , Deo. ! -vi'ho first
thoroughly reliable reports that have como ;
rom the now placer diggings in thosouthern
) art of Utah have just been received through
, ho return of a party of old California
nincrs , who wore among the llrst to go into ;
.ho new district and'have prospected It
thoroughly. They think there is gold there
ind it will eventually become a good
camp , but all those who are now rushing in4l
expecting to gather up the pold by handsful
will bo seriously disappointed , and very
mrd times are in store for them. To work
the now placers requires heavy machinery
and the outlay of a good deal of capital.
Thcro Is little or nothing nn the surface nnd
to reach bedrock you nnvo to go down
nn unknown depth through quicksand in
which you must plank up the shaft all the
way and Uccp steam pumps constantly at
work to keep out the water of the river.
There are at least 1,000 men already in the
now camp , and practically nothing Is being
done , except by the Arizona and Utah Min
ing company , which has located all the bust
ground nnd is now tunnelling the hill to
change tlio course of the river so it can work
its lands. Tlio weather is i-old , provisions
are enormously high , ana although ncolor _
can bo found anywhere In the sand alnan
cannot pan out half enough to pay his board.
Hundreds of those now there are anxious to
work for the company , doing the most disagreeable
agreeable kind of labor , at very low wages ,
to get enough to take them homo ,
Derision or an Oliliiliomu . .1iuljVliIeh In of
Ki. UK.SO.O. T , , Dec. 24. In the case of
Morrison vs. Wilson in the United States ;
court hero , Judge Burford hold that a male
child born to a white citizen of the United
States who had married a female member of
the Arupahoe tribe , might still bo a member
of that tribe of Indians and entitled to an
allotment under the treaty as a member of
the tribe and that the laws of descent In
Oklahoma applied to Indians and that tlio
administrator of an Indian dcscedcnt was
entitled to a portion of the lands so allotted.
The decision was rendered in an ejectment
suit Involving ItiO acres of land adjoining 311tEl
Reno , of great value , and is of great im
portance , as similar questions are pending
in all the courts of the west , where allotments
. ments have been made. The decision is Con
trary to the decisions in the northwest un
der a similar treaty with the Uoux ,
. , .liKlKinnit Aeitlnst llu > Ori-Ron I'liclllr ,
- Nr.wYoiiK , Dee. ' , ' ! , Judge Lawrence in
the supreme court has given judgment
against the Oregon Pacific company for JUS , '
81.17 in favor of Harrison Purdy , Jacob H ,
Hals tea 11 and James M. Halstoad. as ex-1
I ecutors of the will of Jacob Halstcad ,
Concessions ( and Fftvor Granted Her by the
United States Unappreciated.
DISCRIMINATING i AGA'uNT THIS COUNTRY
Onintcd CnliA'dtnn llnltroarift Not
.l bj- Our Otfii f.lnm I'lfim Pro
posed to Mrrt "tliHo IJvlU Wnr
on tffo l.nkes.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. SI. The presi
dent has called upon the executive depart
ments for all Information In their possession
relative to freight coming Into this country
over the Canadian Pacific railway. Atten
tion was directed to this subject by the pres
ident In his annual message to congress , and
stnco then the subject has been a live and
Interesting one In the Treasury department.
The unjust discrimination against the United
States made by law , or rather by its con
struction , in favor , of the Caudlan Pacific
road by means of the consular seal system
has long been a source of complaint at the
Treasury department. This law was passed
in ISO ! and Its substance Is incorporated In
section UlOJ , revised statutes.
I'll von Shown Oniiiiiln.
Under this law freights are shipped from
Canada to Interior points in the United
States under the consular seal system. Tim
United States consul certifies that the mani
fest is correct ; that he has scaled and closed
the car and that certification carried the
freight through without inspection at the
border , thus saving from one to two days
delay nnd the cost of rchandllng the
freights , etc. When the law was passed the
trnnio was small. It Is also contended at
the Treasury department that the freights
entitled to the privileges of consular seal
were originally confined to the products of
Canada and that trafllc between 1SOT and
1870 being thus limited , the United
States consuls could and did glvo per
sonal attention to inspecting the shipment of
freight , making of the manifests and seal
ing of tlio cars , as the law specifically directs
they should do. But gradually the business
has grown and the law has been perverted
and more goods having their origin in Japan
and China are shipped over the Canadian
Pacific for the United States than goods or
products of Canada. Nearly nit the raw
silks nnd Chinese and Japanese goods that
come into this country are brought in under
the consular seal system. They can como
through in bulk , quicker and in better condi
tion than over the American routes by the
very reason of the consular seal system ,
which the law does not apply to American
DlHcrlmlntitlni : Duties.
Enjoying this superiority over American
roads , the Canadian Pacific caused to be put
into the Canadian tariff a discriminating
duty of 10 per cent on all eoftco and tea im
ported into Canada from the United States.
From all other countries except the United
States , coffee nnd tea can come into Canada
free. The effect of this has been to divert
this tralllc from American ports and ImVe'
coffee and tea como over the Canadian Pacific
from Vancouver , B. C , . ' _ .
These evidences of unfriendliness are re
garded at the Treasury department as justi
fying some drastic measures.
It is pointed out that as the traffic over
the Canadian Pacific' lias become so great
that it is Impossible for United States coii-
suls to personally perform the duties rcf-
qulred of them tinner the provisions of the
consular seal law n 'duo ' regard for the.
revenue would warrant the suspension of
section 8102 , revised statutes , until such a
time as congress makes provision for its per
fect enforcement. Should this bo done , it
would , in the opinioiuiof treasury officials ,
put n stop to discrimination against Ameri
can roads and also bo a retaliatory measure
against Canada for-lieruHfriendllness of con
duct toward us.
KiiKll.sh AVnr Ships on tlio I.nltcs.
It is not probable that the senate will take
any action on the alleged intention of Great
Britain to strengthen her armed force on
the great lakes with war vessels under the
pseudonym of revenue cutters. Senator
Fryo of Maine , chairman of the committee
on commerce , and a leading member of the
committee on foreign affairs , who Is a recog
nized authority in marine matters , and who
is noted for his interest in affairs relating to
Canada and this country , will have much to
say as to the policy of the United States in
the matter of protection on the lakes , and
his opinion will have weight in deciding the
matter ono way or tlio other. Senator Fryo
places no credence whatever in the allega
tions that Great Britain is contemplating
the construction of a strong armed force on
the great lakes in violation of the agreement
between England and the United States for
bidding such action.
O''There is no necessity , " no said today ,
"for the people of this country to be alarmed
over the construction of these Canadian rev
enue vessels. Even if they are to be what
is claimed war vessels under the guise of
revenue cutters there need bo no fear in
the event of hostility , for I am positive that
I can select twenty-live vessels on the great
lakes that could , within a very short time ,
bo armed and equipped hotter than the
Canadian cutters are , and that they could
sail right around the latter. The finest ves
sels in the world are built on the lakes and
it would rcqiro very little time nnd expense
to make some of them first-class fighting
ships. I bcllovo that great Britain has not
the slightest intention of turning her new
revenue vcsselo into war ships. "
Some AlM'in IVlt.
Senator Fryo acknowledges that there has
been some alarm , even among high olllcials
of the government , over the construction of
the revenue vessels by Great Britain , but ho
has not allowed this feeling to influence him
in the matter.
Ofllcials at the State department , have no
official information regarding the application
of the International Navigation company to
the Canadian Parliament for u charter ,
authorizing the company to connect Lake
Erie with Montreal and Now York by u sys
tem of canals , the Hudson river nnd the St
Lawrence and Itichclicu rivers and Lake
Mr , lllalnu'H Condition Such a.to Give Hope
Tor Ills Jtecovery.
WASHINGTON , D , C. , Dec. 2-1. Elaine rested
comfortably last night and was better this
morning. The patient Is now getting along
so comfortably that * 'his physician , Dr ,
Jonnson , thinks thcriil is no longer any
occasion for himself amlnDr. Hyatt to make
early morning visits. 0T.ho members of the
family are out today ( Ipjug Christmas shop
' Mr. Elaine is getting along very well , in
deed , " said Dr , Johnson at 7 o'clock this
evening , The physicians regard the con
dition of their patient'liotter than it has
been at any time foi < 'itho past fortnight.
The maintenance of lii.i 'Strength is one of
the most encouraging .features of nls rase ,
and gives the mcmbor&.of his family ground
for renewed hopo. So' < 'much improved is
Mr. Bhiine that a few i callers were received
at thu house today. ,
The Washington papers have ceased to
publish extended rcjiorts of Mr. Blalno's
lUHVX WITH knAIU.HTINA.
Oiu , of 1'rrslilrnt Harrison's ( iramtalillilrrn
Ntrlckru with thn Disrate.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. 31. President
Harrison's grandchild , Martena Harrison ,
has been stricken with scarletlna , The
disease is In a mild form , but the doctor says
that unless great precautions are taken it is
liable to attack the other children In a moro
virulent form. The little sufferer has been
Isolated , and will have to remain in thu
white house until well , as thu laws of the
district forbid her removal. The white
- house is therefore closed to the public , The
- little ono is thodaughtcr of Russel Harrison.
The MuKco children \voru allowed festiv
ities and a Christinas tree in a modified form
this afternoon ,
I.awlchmiffiii on till ) Illo flnimle.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. & ! . Secretary
_ Elklns had a conference with General Scho-
Held at the War department today with re
gard to the best method of effectually sup
tlio Apparently Increasing lawless
ness along the Klo ClramUv 'No ofllelal re
ports In regard to these troubles tmvo boon
received for the past two dnjs ,
CIHUSTJtAS AT Tltr. CAI'ITAT.
How tlio Dny Will HP I < n ri1 l'.r the FnmlllM
of Cnltlnet OnlrlnN.
WAsmxoTox , D. C. Dec. 21. The holiday
of the year will bo an unusually quiet occas
ion in onlclal circles this year. Thcro is no
inclination among the cabinet families to
make any display , In view of the gloom that
envelopes the whlto houso. There will bo
no dinner parties , aside from those compris
ing members of the families and their vis
Vice President Morton will have with hint
five of his daughters. Miss Helen is with
her mother in Now York , under treatment
by Dr , Sayro.
Secretary of State and Mrs , Foster have
with them Mrs. Foster's mother and brother ,
Mrs. McPherson of Evansvlllo , and the
young children of Dr. Charles Bacon of
Goshen , N. Y. , the nephew and niece of
Secretary of the Treasury Foster has gone
tfd Fostorla , where ho will cat Christmas
d "inner with his daughter Mrs. Myers , and
b ring her and her son to the capital with
h ,1m In time for New Year's day. Mrs. Fos-
t er ( and Miss Foster will bo alone tomorrow
a t their residence on Vermont avenue.
ah Secretary of War and Mrs. Elklns have a
h louse full of children and young
'oiks for the holidays. Tonight there
jvas a Christmas tree , and tomor
row n dinner will bo partaken of by the
1-1 elatlvcs of the family in the city , forming ,
tltogcthcivn large circle.
The Attorney General and Mrs , Miller
, vlll have their family party increased by
.ho new daughtcr-ln-lawnnd Miss Miller's
ilancee. Miss Jennie Miller is homo for the
li lolldays , accompanied by a friend.
Secretary of the Navy Tracy will dine
, vith his daughter and granddaughter , Mrs
mid Miss Wllmerdlng.
The Postmaster General and Mrs. Waua
maker will spend Christinas at their country
house near Philadelphia. Dr. Pcnergas of
Paris is expected to arrive In this country
Sunday and will dine with the postmaster
general's family on Monday , when they will
celebrate Christmas. Dr. Penergas will then
continue to bo their guest until after the
Secretary of the Interior and Mrs. Noble
will have , in addition to the MIssgs Hal-
stead , several friends who are visiting Wash
ington to dine with thorn.
Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs. Rusk
will dine quietly-with their sou and daughter
to keep them company.
I'KOTKCTIXG T1IK FISH.
Alnska Wat or.-4 unit Inland * -Set Apart for
1'iililln I'no liy Procltinmtlon.
WASHINGTON- . C. , Dec. 24. The presi
dent has issued a proclamation reserving
for timber and fish culture purposes the
island of Afgonak , Alaska , and its adjacent
rocks and territorial waters , including the
sea lion rocks and sea olter island ,
The secretary of the interior and the com
missioner of fish and fisheries , under the
direction of the president , have investigated
this subject , and finding that the president
had the authority by law strongly recom
mend od that the action should bo taken.
The commissioner of fish and fisheries has
selected Afgonak river and Afgonak
lake and the tributaries thereof ,
with n luilo of land from the shores
of the river and lake for tlio pur
pose owlish culture under the statute author
izing him so to do , and this is included in the
proclamation of the president. The whole
comprises a national reservation and all
trespassers are required to remove there
from. There is a cannery on the island that
will have to bo vacated , but those of the for
mer subjects of Russia there , few in number ,
will bo protected in whatever rights they
might have under the Russian treaty. This
reservation is ono of the most important yet
made. The salmon and trout crowd the river
at the breeding season , so much
ns to actually press some out
on the shore , and there is no
doubt that by preserving it it will bccomo a
breeding place for all the other waters of
Alaska and the different rivers of the United
States in the future , whereas , if it had been
left to the depredations already committed
upon it , the fish there , as they have else
where in the United States , would become
There is a prospect that the sea otter may
also be preserved there , and it maybe there
are other animals.
This is a beginning' of a series of reserva
tions in this direction that will preserve tlio
fish and animals of the sea.
Runntor I'dlur Talks.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. 24. Senator
Pcffcr says that no political party has a
mortgage on the populists ; that wherever
they can elect a United States senator they
will do so ; where , by combining with an
other party , they can elect , they will choose
the one most advantageous to the populists
without sacrificing their principle ,
WILL EXTEND ITS WORK.
Kplscopal Church of Oiniiha to Open an
That Episcopalians are not asleep and do
not propose to submit to the charge of indol
ence in caring for souls is evinced by the ten
days mission which is to bo held at Trinity
cathedral early in next Lent. Almost over
Episcopal church in the city is ack of It ,
There is an even dozen of them and they pro
pose to push the work with all the energy
that they possess. Insuperable dlfUculties
prevented the Episcopal churches in the city
from officially uniting with the Mills meet
ings , radical differences In doctrine , in litur
gies , in manner and in method of work inter
feicd with ftny corporate notion witn Any
At any rate- since their laws forlwclo thorn
from Joining In with the Mills meetings , thov
liroposo to have meetings of their own.wUlch
they call a mission.
It U to bo conducted by Her. A. S.
Crnpsoy , a well known mlssloner nnd a fine
preacher. Uov. Mr , Crapscy is from Roch
ester , N. Y. , nnd will Hnd a Hold rlpo for
A mission differs somewhat from a revival
inasmuch as the hortatory preaching Is sup
plemented by careful and regular courses of
instruction in an Intellectual treatment of re
ligion. The nun of < \ mission Is to reach the
whole man , first to quicken his conscience ,
to convert him , to preach to him the old cry
of repentance and next to guldo and train
his intellect toward nn appreciation of the
truths which follow after repentance
all of which is accompanied by the spiritual
food which is given In dally celebrations of
the holy communion held at an early hour
and attended by carefully prepared medita
tions of a devotional or purely spl ltual char
There Is bound to bo good music , good
preaching nnd good will manifested through
out , nud Its influence for good In this city
will bo largely dependent upon the Interest
and good will manifested by citizens
Amonjj Itrllploiu Worlcrrn.
Tlio Mills meetings have resulted in a
number of accessions to the Young Men's
The New Year's reception to bo given by
the Omaha Young Men's Christian associa
tion , will probably bo the most successful
in the history of the association , for the
efforts being put forth In preparation hull-
cato that kind of a result ,
The field of usefulness opening up before
Rescue hall seems to indicate that the insti
tution will bo of vast importance and great
to the poor and ncj,1cded ol
The noonday prayer nicotines At tin
Young Men's Christian AMorlntlon nro at
tracting good sUed mnlloncos of buslnesi
Tlio Catholic churches of the city will present -
sent the usual flno programs of mJslo foi
The Ministerial union will not meet on
Monday , December 20. as Intended. Th
members will await nollco of meeting from
the secretary. ,
The Women's Baptist Mission quarterly ol
Omaha will hold the regular meeting with
the Immanuel Baptist church , eopioi
Twenty-fourth nnd Blnnoy streets , Frid.ij
afternoon , December ! W , at 2 o'clock. Tin
program Is on homo missions. Ladles of nnj
of the Baptist churches nro cordially Invited ,
Tea will bo served at the close of the meet *
Methodist union revival services next week
ns follows : Tuesday. 2W : ! \ > . m. , Trinity
Methodist Episcopal church ; Thursday , 2:30 :
p. in. . Seward Street Methodist Episcopal
church1 , Friday , 'J : 0 p.m. , First Method 1st
Episcopal church. Mrs. Bishop Nowmait Is
expected to talk at each of these services.
All nro cordially invited to attend these
inectlncs. Meetings will bo held In these
several churches In the evenings ,
TliorOAvlll bo a union prayer meeting for
ladles at the First Baptist church , Monday
afternoon at ! t o'clock. The meeting will ba
led by Mrs. Dr. Duryea.
lUt.TtMonn , Md. , Dec. 2i. Four ncgroci
were found dead In their rooms this morning
at the negro homo for the aged. Two wcra
women , named Annie Ward nnd Maria .Tones ,
who were asphyxiated by coal gas. Aunlo
Ward's nude condition and torn clothing In
dicated a struggle for life. Both the women
had been slaves and had been inmates of the
homo for a number of years. Two children
were also found dead.
Kind friends ,
We greet you.
\VG are conscious
If we please ourselves as well in
' 93 as in ' 02 , we can wish ourselves
no better luck. We have done an
enormous business and feel highly
Gorner 83ih and Farnam
DD . , W. BAILEY
Full el nl
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a fit in all cases.
Extraction of toetli by the wonderful
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Perfectly harmless ana works llko u
charm. Tcoth filled without pain by the
Teeth Without Plates
The greatest discovery in donttil np-
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when you want It done first class and fern
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thu tiinos. Cut this advertisement out
and heap it for future reference , you may
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Third Floor ol Paxton Dlook ,
86ih and Farnam > ii < 335.
HntriiiH'o on ICtli tUreut ,
TKLUl'HONE . . . .
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