Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 26, 1894, Page 5, Image 5

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JReport of tbo Pitiable Condition of the Poo-
pie of Shornmn County.
Jlepnrts Slndd l > y Kiipervinor * ftlimr Tlietoli
but I.lttlo Tonit In tlio County tlio
JCcnult of Twn Hucrr * ltn Crop
LOUP C1TV , Neb. , Sept. 18. To tlifr Kdl-
tor of The Uce : In your IHSUO of September
11 , speaking uf the "Storlca of Distress In
Western Nebraska , " you ask -for the ( nets ,
upon the Invfcntlgntlon of a duly appointed
( nmmlttee. Upon a call of citizens of liltch *
Hold , Shcrnmn county , a county mara meet
ing was held at Loup City , and at atv ad-
j'Hirncd ' mass meeting held at Ilio court
liotiso In Loitp City , August 0 , 1894 , the mi-
linrvleorn of the thirteen' towns of this
county were requested to make a canvass at
tlielr several towns to find out definitely the
jiclual condition nf our people. Hlnnks for
tills jairporeerc prepared and printed , and
the several supcrvlsori ! were provided there-
vUli In order that thlu work might be sys
tematically done.
From the tpciotitry of this muss meeting ,
tlio county attorney , I have before me the
leports of nine cf the townships , also the
estimate of another supervisor. Three town-
jlhlps have not to date reported.
It should be stated that tlio supervisors
vrero selected no the best men for this work
- a work that took much time and care and
was performed gratuitously by them and
the reports were moro or less complete as
they could find time to attend to It. It was
undertaken for the express purpose to find
the- condition of the people from personal ex
amination , family by family , In every part
of the county , nud It IB , as I llelicve , a lair
Mild truthful exhibit of the overage condition
of our county at the time the statement ! )
vi ro made , and In no respect overdrawn.
In the printed schedules futnlslied to the
silporvlbOrs each man , above his own sig
nature , was required to state : 1 , The num
ber of persons In Ms family. 2. The amount
of grain and potatoes raised by lilm In 1894.
3 The amount of gidln or potatoes on hand
at date.I , The number of his cattle , first
stock cattle , second , milk cattle , tlilttl. hoga
and pigs. C. AVImt aid v.ould bo necessary.
6. How much.
Leaving out the town that was estimated
liy Its supervisor , the nine reports before me
sum up as follows'
1. Number of statements , 23G ; number ol
liersons In the 2ufi families , 1,425.
2 , Grain raised In 1891 : Corn , 110 bu hels ;
wheat , 3,020 , buslieU ; oats nud rye , 607
Jiiishcls ; potntoes , 321 bushels.
3 , Gralnt etc. , on hand at date : Corn , 180
liiishels ; wheat , 1,12 ? bushels ; oats and rye ,
332 bushels ; potatoes. SI bushels.
4. Cattle ; Stock , Mceri and calves , 978
co\vs , 737 ; hops and pigs , 1,271.
lly the statement It appears that tliere was
raised In 1S91 by the foregoing 23G families
on the average less than one-half bushel ol
c" > rn , not twelve bushels of wheat , a llttlt
over two bushels of oats and rye and a llttls
over one bushel of potatoes. There Is or
Imnd over one-half bushel of corn * foiu
Imshels of wheat , over one bushel of oat
and rye and one-seventh bushel of potatoes
.Moat of the families raised nothing , and t
few only got some by exceptional clrcunv
wlmiccs. The county as a county Is a howl'
Ing waste.
And this desolation follows on the heeli
of the drouth of 189:1 : , by which most of th <
settlers were reduced to the last extremity
and under the conditions upon ulilch oui
people came Into the year 1891. The utmos
oxtrtlons were put forth by them to raUi
a crop , Fall Wheat and rye killed by fros
was resown with spring wheat and othe-i
< ; reps , and when the small grain was de
stroycd the prospect was good for ai
enormous crop of corn. But drouth am
liot winds swept all before It.
Unless help comes starvation Is right be
Tire hundreds of our people. They havi
nothing , und no money or credit. Ni
neighbors are near that can help. This Is i
Mate of things that will Increase In In
tensity and extend day by day as wlnte
approaches. Our county board has trans
ferred all available funds to meet the pres
cut distress about $200 to a township. Wi
made an appeal to the governor for an extri
bORslon to enable counties to help them
selves , and sent a delegate to push the nut
tor. The appeal was In vain.
No man , be .he chancellor or other , wh
stops off nt a station and consults will
Borne tonguey political deadbeats , who llv
on the people by their wits , 'can form an :
true. Idea of the condition of the poor th
men of toll men who no longer come t
town , because they can buy nothing whc
they do come , having long ago oxhaustei
every resource ,
Today I called Into my office
reildent who lives eight miles on
nnd questioned him , and hi
statement was that he put Into crop M
ncres ( over 300 bushels of seed ) , as follows
Eighty-five acres of fall wheat nnd rye , fifty
1lv8 acres of spring wheat and oats , nlnet
acres of corn , ten acres of millet ths ex
cess of 200 acres being crop twice sown. H
jot no wheat , no rye , no corn , no oats , n
millet the whole a complete loss. I knoi
that that mxn is a fair sample , take Ih
county over , by my own observation and b
iiiijulry of Intelligent men , except that
few men got a small amount of crop of whoa' '
rye or oats In very exceptional circumstance :
Under present laws the county board ca
Mibmlt no proposition to the people to rals
money for relief , nor can townships nc
under any existing law , and to wait lor th
regular session of the legislature to enabl
the people lawfully to help themselves wl
not take us over from now to spring.
Tha question Is fuel and food from no'
on. The money the county n61ds Is but
drop In the bucket.
It Is a shame to cover up these tump
till citizens ami their families suffer an
Btarvo over a largo part of our state.
ononaij BENT , county judge ,
Itellef'CommUton Appeal * for Aid lo Hoi
tlio Many I ( intitule.
CALLAAVAY , Neb , , Sept. 21. ( To the Ei'
Jtor of The Bp. ) In response to your Invltf
tlon to say what Is being done for the drout
sufferers , 1 will da so briefly. "Callaway 1
the business center of eight townships , coi
orlng nearly 1,000 square miles , Iach towr
Klilp 1ms a relict commltte * of about five pel
nans to Investigate and report on their ow
local cases of destitution to the central con
inltte ; , which alone disburse. The central r <
lief commltUo consists of six persons , Uin
ladles and three gentlemen. The chnlrma
U u hardware merchant , the secretary
banker , the third gentleman Is a lawyer , or
lady Is a bnnk r'slfo , the second Is
clergyman's wife , and the third Is a doctor
I have not yet obtained population stall
tics , but I should judge they were 7,000 , on
third of whom have left , and half of the r
nmlndcr cannot live through the winter will
nut relief. Thus early In the season 01
local resources are taxed to the utmost. Tl
Callaway Milling company Is our main sui
port , and Is doing nobly. We are nil glvlr
money and old clothes and denying1 ourselv
all luxuries. It ( Ides over the present , bi
drc-tul winter Is approaching. Last week v
sent out soliciting ag nta , Hev. Ill , '
Mat ; and our postmaster , J. II. Decker ,
Indiana and Illinois.Ve have not succeed *
in obtaining free transportation yet beyor
the Missouri river , partly through the In
poverlshrd condition of the roads , and part
owing to alleged legal dltllcullles arising o
of the Interstate commerce laws.
Apathy and Ignorance are against us. N
body believes us , and nobody will nine
look. Petitioning the governor la no goo
und any action by the legislature -will bo ti
Ute except tor seed. You see , these plane-
farmers had spent all their money , saved
borrow od , In Improvement * . Last year v ;
u partial failure. This year they put In b
work In cultivating a largely Increased acr
aga to make amends for last year's d
tlclency. Not a bushel has been raised. Tlio
who attempted the mot nra the worst o
No harvest , no money , no credit , anil Id
honte , which ara only burden b'coiuc they
cannot ba sold ,
Desolation reigns supreme , nud fimlni and
dentil are Imminent , Dut thr f .Ii fame ot
Nebraska must not ba tarnl hcil > .y th < pub
lication of these reports ! U will te before
long If ynu do not let I ho truth be known In
time. It i& only fnlr lo say tlmt wri are In
the worst part of the drouth blt. ; Thirty
miles wejt rf hero It begins , to Improve.
I have written thli as secretary ot the
Callaw'ny lel'et ' committee.
l'ntrlr-4 More .VtimTimn Tliiin ill Any Time
lit Ilir AMorlatlon' * lliMitry.
nijAm.Nob. . . Sept. 25. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The Washington county fair con
vened tod.iy , and will continue for Ihreo
days. This was the last day for entries , and
the secretary and atslstntits are very busy.
Entries of everything this j-fiir are larger
than nt any previous time. The agricultural
display will be large. Every pen for hogs
has been laKcn und many doubted up. All
lie stalls fur horses and rattle are taken ,
nd good entries for the races have been
nadc. The management says there will be
0 foolishness In the races. : i the flag will
> e used , regardless of who It shuts out ,
'arttes ' entering must expect to go In to win ,
Wednesday Is children's day. and all
ctiools In the county will be closed. Sen
ior Allen speaks on the fair grounds Thurs-
ay , and Hon. Dave Mercer and Tom Majors
re expected to bs present.
< ixltv lll < | > itln < it Two l''imn r < .
hATTSMOirril , Neb. , Sept. 25. ( Spo-
ilal. ) The trial of an unusually Interesting
ult was begun In district court yesterday ,
v.o vipalthy farmers living south of this
Ity , U. C. Nlckles and K. M. Young , became
nvolvcd In dispute over the ownership ol
steer worth $15. Nlckles missed the nnl-
1,1 1 from his pasture , and n few months
fterwardn. as he alleges , saw It roaming
nsldc the feed lot of his neighbor. Young.
tickles replevlned the steer , and In the trial
n the lower court Young was accorded tin
iwnershlp of the disputed steer. Nlckles took
n appeal to this district court , nnd at the
last term was given the right of possession ,
udgn Chapman afterwards set the verdict
side , and ordered a new trial , being com.
ne need yesterday. The court rests already
mount lo $200. and the present trial will
nake the intul exceed $300. An appeal to tut
upremu cotnt la a strong probability , at
oth men are wealthy and will Insist on hav-
ng their full rights In the premises.
, AI > us < > < ! IIU tlllnilVlfo. .
DECATUIl , Keb. , Septi 2. . ( Speclal.- )
iVIlllam Ouyon has filed a petition In thf
county court of Thurston county on behal
of his mother , praying that she may bi
divorced from her husband , Frederic !
2ayon He la an habitual drunkard , aw
he treatment which his wife iccelved , whlti
on one of his spiees the latter part of las
n-eek , caused the suit to bo commenced
lo came home late In the evening In i
lintlly Intoxicated condition and commencec
o abu = e his wife shamefully , using profarn
anguage. Not being satisfied with this. In
picked up an a\ handle lying close by am
commenced tn beat her. Thp poor womai
was helpless and blind had to taki
.he beating. She was clubbed Into Insensl
blllty and was rescued by her son * Mrs
ayon is In very critical condition , he :
entire body being one mass of wounds am
bruises , but the doctors think , with care , sin
will recover. _
I1 1 i-ul : ' l Not ( Sultry.
PLATTSMOl'Tir , Nob. , Sept. 25. ( Specla
Telegram , ) 1'ufilllst James Llmtsay anc
Sandy Orlswolcl. charged with the murdei
of Fletcher Dobbins In tills city In tin
month of August , during a prize fight , cami
down from Omaha this morn ng to appeal
n the district court. They were arralgnet
this after noon and both entered pleas of no
uullty. Attorney Ourley on behalf of th <
accused apked for a continuance until tin
February" term of court. County Attornc ;
Travis icHlsteil the granting ot the request
Judge Chapman took the matter under ad
vlscment until tomorrow. These .two trial
promise to be as Interesting an any held h
the courts of this county for several year
past. _
Dunn Murder Trial On.
DLAIR. Neb. . Sept. 25. ( Special , Tele
gram , ) The district court is still hearing th
Dunn murder case. The defense la near !
through. H will probably be given to th
Jury on Wednesday. The state has a stron
case , although it Is not thought that Dun
will liariR' .
A S-year-ohl boy of John Mead , living a
Highland , accidentally hung himself this at
ternoon. He had tried to crawl Into" the oa
bin , and the sliding door dropped dowr
catching him1 by the neck. The child wa
found In this condition nearly strangled t
death , Tlio doctor says there Is not muc
lidpe of savins him , as his spine Is affcctei
lmiCiiroii r.npnrlnu'ilt of 1 < hlldret
PL.ATTSMOUTH , Neb , , Sept. 25. ( Sped !
Telegram. ) Two small children of Mr. an
Mrs. William Woplforth of this city had a
extremely serious experience today. Th
little ones while playing In the yard ate som
Jim son weed seed. This afternoon and
short time afterward the mother noticed ttu
they were drowsy. A physician was sun
moned , and since then the children hav
had his undivided attention. The chlldre
are still in u critical condition , with no ai
surance that their lives will ba saved.
liier.ilttmfo nt u YoungMcr.
PKATTSMOtmi. Neb. , Sept. 23. ( Specli
Telegram. ) X. II , Isbell , a gardener llvin
west ot town. Is minus a valuable horse an
buggy. About a month ago a 14-year-ol
boy applied to Isbell for work , and lie r (
sponded by taking tbe strange yuungstc
Into his home. Yesterday morning Isbe
dispatched tlio hey with his horsa and bugg
to town. The boy departed , but as yet hn
fulled to comp back. Isbell reported th
matter to the authorities today , but no trac
of tlio ttile' or the horse and buggy has bee
discovered. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I1 Inn ik'Jtoill Itnldcnco IJontroyuil.
O'NEILL , , Neb. , Sept. 25. ( Special Tel
gram , ) The beautiful residence of W. 1
Matliews in the western part of the cil
was destroyed by lire this afternoon , Tl
fire had gained such headway , aided I
a strong wind which was blowing , that
was impossible to do anything , and the d
partment confined Its labors to saving othi
buildings In the neighborhood that were I
danger from Iho flying sparks. As
was two houses were also burned. Tl
origin of the fire ls unknown.
I IriTat Atkliionii ,
ATKINSON. Neb. , Sept. 25. CSpeclal Tel
gram. ) During a furious gale about C o'cloc
this evening , flro was discovered In 11
livery stable of F. W. Brooks , By the tin
the firemen reached there , only -a block fro
the hose house , the building was a mass i
flames , the mow being full of liay. For
time It looked as though a large section >
the town was doomed , but good water worl
and tireless firemen prevailed. Loss , aboi
$2,000 , with no Insurance. The horses we :
all saved. _
Work ol Safe lilownrd.
TECUMSEII. Neb. , Sept. 25. ( Special. )
A gang of safe blowers appears to be worl
Ing the villages In this county. The gcner
store of II. I ) . Ilardenberg at Vesta wi
broken into last night , the safe blown opt
and $10 In silver and a $25 check secure
The stock was unmolested *
One n I slit last week George nucrstctta
store nt Elk Creek was entered , the Ba
cracked , but nothing of value taken.
Molmim Criminal * Sentenced.
NlOlJUAnA , Neb. , Sept. 25. ( Sped
Telegram , ) The district court adjourn *
this evening. Judge Itobtn&on sentenced
O. Clark to the i > enltentUry for eleven yea
on a charge ot criminal assault. Four oth
parties were sentenced to the county ja
William Campbell , charged with procurl
money under false pretenses , was dl
charged , because of errors la the papers.
I'll r mr r Olmreoit with
PAWNKK , Neb. , Sept. 25. ( Special Tel
gram. ) John Iturge , a. farmer living ne
town , wai arrested today , charged wl
breaking Into a house a tew days ago a :
stealing about ISO. A $10 gold piece w
marked and Hurgo was detected while spen
Ing it. He was admitted to ba.ll and w
u v a. hearing October 3.
Governor Orounto Finally Decides to Ttiko
Action in the Gutter.
Manager * ol tlio OrKiuil7.itton Autliorlreil
to I'egln l'r llinliiiry Arrangement *
for llic Work In Hie tlrmitn-
Htrlckcii Itz-gloii.
LINCOLN , Sept. 25.r-Speclal.--ln ( re.
ponse to numerous appeals from tuifferers In
10 dto'ath'ilrUken ro bns , Governor Crou ss
ias decided to take Immediate action in pro.
Idlnt ; relief measures , Among other plans
reposed Is the rctlval of the old relief com
mission which did duty in JS9I , and Dr. Mar.
ion ot Kearney , wlio was n member nt thai
jody , IB In the city urglim Its revival. Ih
lias imule several trips lo the city on ( lit
aniB mission , and an u preliminary thi * guv-
rnor lias called Hev. I. . P. Luddetr , secre
ary ol tin ; old commission , In consultitlor
n numerous occasions , ami he has nuu nil
horlzcd Mr. Luddtni to take up the prelim I
nary work In connection with a bureau ol
ellef. All correspondence relating to tin
iiirferlng from the drouth and calls for as
ilHtanco will be turned over to Mr. Lmlden
ami he will at onto communicate with tin
luthorltlcs In the various counties to ns-cer
aln to what extent Iho counties may b !
depended upon to help themselves. Mr. I.ud
den's work will be to prepare nnd tiystc
niaUzc the way for the practical handling o :
relief \\otk. The governor Is undecided m
> 'et ns. to which Is the most feasible w.i )
o obtain supplies of mouoy and food am
ilothes for the sufferem from the failure o
rops. It Is finite possible that the leglslntun
ivlll ba appealed to for a substantial appro
prlntlon , and In the meantime there 111:1 : ]
be a request for Voluntary contributions n
money nnd goods.
Acting Mayor Woods presided over Hi
egular meeting of the city council las
light. A good deal of routine work wn.
done , but the session was otherwise feature
esa. A motion was passed authorizing th
ettleinent of claims against the city as fol
ovs : The Clinton claim for damages
amounting to | 150 , the Crawford claim fo
$300 , the Louisa P. Dayton claim for $ Kw
An ordinance was passed on Its first read
"ng cutting doun the number of voting place
n some of the wards of the city , and reiolu
: lens were Introduced authorizing the layln ;
of about a hundred sldeualky which hi ;
en condemnpd.
W. 0. T. IT. OONVKNT10N.
The city is gradually filling up with dele
gates and visitors from all parts of the stale
o the twentieth annual convention of th
Nebraska Woman's Christian Tesrjieranc
union , and the local committee Is gettln
; hem comfortably located. At the openln
: neetlns tonight , which' was held In SI
Paul's Methodist church , a musical prograr
was rendered by the' members of the con
servalory of music of the State university
Greetings were extended to the convention b
Mayor Weir on behalf of the city , Hev. C. C
asby on behalf o ( the churches and Chan
cellor Canlicld for the education Interests
The responses were by Mrs. 13. L. Wood c
Omaha and Mrs. A.V. . NIckell ot Beatrice
The guests of the Uoyd hotel were drive
nto the streets by a man giving the nam
of Dr. G , K. Steltcs. who halls from Ih
town ot Pleasant Hill. He iiad a biggit
and a bigger Jag. and It onlv tonk li'm '
few mlnuten with the combination to ge
complete possession of the house.
The residence of F. J. Hush In Nort
Lincoln was set on tire for the third tlm
and burned to the ground.
Several holdups have been reported , t
the police- lately and pedcstrlanlsm at !
late hour is beginning to be consldtre
Iy > cal Christian Knil3avorers Vire rum
pletins arrangements for the regular aiuiut
state convention , which Is soon to occu
in this city. The committee on arrang !
ments today decided not to have the cor
vcntlcn at the state capttol , but to ; icce [
the offer made by the First Baptist churc
Ace < l Urcatnr Couiilo Mnrrhtil.
DHCATUR. Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special. ) Tw
ot the oldest settlers In this part of the coin
try were married here last "Monday at tli
Methodist parsonage by Uev , T ) . W. Stan
baugli Itov. Charles Cross of Herman , age
72 years , and Mrs. Jane A. Clough , aged Gi
The old couple seem a.s happy as young foil
and will spend the honeymoon tn the noutl
ern part ot the state. Decatur will be the
future homo. Mr. Cross Is a retired Metliodh
preacher and Is In good circumstances lln.u
Drmlrtu of IMr < It L' . Itnhr-r.
HASTINGS , Sept. 23. ( Special. ) Mrs. I
F. Rohrer died yesterday morning at tl
home of her son. U. S. Itohrer. She was hei
on a visit , her home being In Sterling. 11
The funeral occurred this morning from tl
residence of U. S. Hohrer , ,
ItruiiHivlnK l.iulr Injiiro : ! .
BRUNSWICK , Neb. , Sept. 2r . ( Special. ) .
Mrs. George Fletcher , while out horsebat
riding Saturday , was thrown from her her
and seriously injured. The animal stepp <
on her face ami cut a gash that ulll probib !
leave a scar for life.
To < lirck Il | > litlH-riX ! ut Tilinnmli.
TBKAMAH. Neb. , Sept. 23. ( Special. )
Tckamali schools have be n ordered close
Several cases of diphtheria are Hie caus
Only ono death Is reported as yet. Pram ;
action has been taken to check It.
I'roKrrm lii Ward Organisations Appri
tnolorg of tlio City.
A general meeting of the Municipal leagi
was held at the Board ot Trade rooms la
night. In calling the meeting to orJ
President Boano took occasion to Bay that
municipal politics It would be necessary
break away from party lines and go In f
good government with 'the ' object of downli
boodtorlsm. The movement , he said , w ;
epldem'c ' in most ot the cities In the lar
and the people were up In arms to see th
officials were elected who would look aft
the taxpayers Instead of after the contra
tors. If people did not take. a hand In cl
politics the machine would run the thin
as It had In the past.
Reports of branches showed that In tl
First warcl a committee on organization h ;
been appointed ; in the Second ward tl
league would meet next Thursday night f
organization ; from Ilia Fourth ward thlrt
flva new members were reported ; In tl
Fifth ward the organization was almo
csmrletft , only one precinct being witho
organization ; the Sixth ward reported i
organization , with on open meeting to
held Saturday night ; In the Seventh ward
housa to house canvas was being made , wl
a public meeting for next Monday night ; t
Eighth ward reported &n organization ulmc
completed , with a meeting for next Saturd.
night ; In the Ninth wai\t the organlzatl
was reported nearly complete.
The secretary at the league reported
membership of betwen GOO and COO , with
prospect that this wouM be doubled with
the next two weeks ,
President Doaite urged organization
such an xtent that the league could conti
city politics. Independent of the aid rot t
old parties. *
Hev. Prank Crane made the chief addre :
Ho said that municipal politics must be se
arntcif. from national politics before mu
could be done In tbo way of Improving t
government of the great cities ,
Before adjournment an appeal waa Issu
to the voters of the city Im'portunlng them
see to It that only clean , honest men
elected to tha cquncll at the coming d
election. _
Jlurlcil by CuU-p
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 23.-Flve labon
were buried under a matis of earth yesienl
afternoon while making an excavation i
the foundation of a retaining wall ji
below Ihe dermantown avenue crowing
tha Richmond branch of ihe Heading m
road. One man dleil a tew minutes af
til3 body was recovered. Four others w
seriously Injurod. The nume or the de
mun was Andrew Kuvats , a Hungarl :
The Injtitcd : MltiideliilCirtz , badly huilrrd
on Ihe back rlclit. . leg comuned , hurt In-
tcrnnlly ; John TwkWrtontiuerl bark ; John
FlU.KcrnM , conlusnft tpck ; Donlo Uendlne ,
left hip bruised.
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l-Jll'.t'.t MfAVl'l-O ' KKI'HHT.
StrlUo I uitiml' liif | B iiihlpn nt M iistilncluii
tn ( niuplutp , Its t.iilKir * .
WASHINOTON , SnH. 25.--Commissioner
of Labor Wright , ttiFcTiaiimaii t > ( the United
States comm's.loni > Bp'p' ( > lrited to Investigate
tha Chicago Jtrikej jurrived In this city this
moniliifc. The coijinisM'n ( ) , which adjourned
Aiigujt ID , la to rffliic/nl ) > l' < at tlia o trice nt
the deparUncnt of labor * tomorrow to decide
whether any turner' ' testimony Is needed
and lo hear or receive any further sugges
tions nUli reference to the renudles thill
may be volunteered. Commissioner Wright
eayj that lie lias done no v/crk upon the sub
ject since .the adjournment of the commis
sion , although ho has given It timed thought
during the recess , while the testimony was
bsng ; prepared. Commissioner Kcrnan of
New Turk has been charged wllli the duty
of making a synopsis of the remedlei from
suggestions that have been received. These
have come from a multitude of sources and
have covered n very extensive range. Judge
Worthlngton of Illinois , the other member
ot the conimlsplcii , has been charged with
the duty of dlgciting and analyzing the test -
t inony , which Is being prepared under his
direction , at his homo at Peorla , III. It Is
expected that the testimony will make about
" .500 nclnted paRCB.
Ocjinmlsslaiipr Wright , seen by an Associ
ated press reporter soon after his arrival to-
lay , had net yet looked ever Ills mull ami
wus unable to say whether any further vol
unteer testimony \vould be offered or not.
"At our meftng tomc-rrow , " lie said. "In
case there are no applications to be heard ,
we will decide from Jtid c Worthlngton's
w.i ! , whether the testimony have taken
Is to b ; supplemented by additional evidence
on disputed points. We will then discuss
our teport , which , despite all statements to
the contrary , has as yet received no consider
ation by the commission. It Is probable
that we ulll then separate after an agree
ment concerning Its terms Is reached ( pro
vided we ore , of one mind ) , and the work of
wilting the icport will be divided up. It
should be In the hands of the1 president by
the middle of November In order that he
can Incorporate any suggestion lie desires to
make in It In his annual message to con
gress tn the flist Monday In December. "
"Do you anticipate any practical benefit
frcm the work of the commission ? "
"The commission was in no sense one of
arbitration. " replied Commissioner Wright ,
"as to many people erroneously suppose.
The law only contemplated an official Invcstt-
gat on of the strike the determination of its
causes , and suggestions looking to a remedy
to be used as a basts of action tliould any
legislation looking tcr the correction ot any
existing evil , be demed necessary. The
commission Is In no sense a Judicial body
and has no power to condemn any ot the
parties. It will simply lay before the people
an official investigation of the greatest strike
In the history of the American republic. "
Frcn U'nnl CJuuio in tlio Turin Itlll llai
< JiT lly MiiiiubilcMl Truilr.
WASHINGTON , Sept.1 25. Minister 'Zeba-
los of the Argentine republic , says a remark
able stimulation of the 'wool ' Industry ot his
country has resultldi from the enactment of
the tariff law In this Country. Itaw wool has
made active advances la the Argentine mar
kets , similar to the .rise , In London and Paris
and extorislvo preparations are being made
for wool exports to this country. Mr. Zebalos
Is just back from Now York , where he found
that merchants were ( largely Increasing their
viool orders , and that new steamship lines
wire being projected to handle the new trade.
The minister says tills country bought $2,000-
000 of the coarse gitade.-ilong combed Argen
tine wool last year , , but the trade promises
to reach } G,000,000 this year. This coarse
grade Is ns'd In PlYila'delphin , Boston and
elsewhere for carpets , i blankets an ) other
heavy woolens. Tljp.jrade Jn fine Merino
wools prpmlses to Jrlple'.ln th' same manner ,
These Argentfue .ools'arVtif U'pe'cu'llar ' kind
not grownt In this country. " antl have been
Imported in splta qf previous wool tariffs ,
but their use will now be much augmented.
Minister 5sbaos ! ! says the Increased price of
wool overcomes the fears felt by American
wool growers that the for.-lsn competitors
would pull down the price and kill the Ameri
can wool production. Tha minister says that
on the contrary , the Increased trade shows
that the American woolen factorhs Intend to
enlarge their work , while the increased price
of raw w.ool ( shows that the American wool
rufsert. hav ? 'not lost anything.
Minister 7 lialoa has an interesting budget
of Information from his country showing a
revival of business. An English syndicate
has made a proposition to the government to
build 3,000 miles of railway , making a com
plete system through the interior of Argen
tine. EnglUh capital has lie-n timid during
Iho financial depression in the republic , sc
that the heavy Investments are. regarded as
an augury ol prosperity. Minister Zetmlos
Is also Inform il tlmt immigration has taker
a great start after being at a standstill foi
live years. The government expects 200,000
Immigrants this year.
Union li ] > it Vi tnr l'ost | > nnri | llaiciitlV
. -iilmav Scliemo Tabled.
The opponents In the council of the unloi
depot ordinance succeeded last night In scor
ing a point by postponing a vote on tin
ordinance until Thursday night. Thomas am
Parker were absent , and the prospect of i
call of the house iml the consequent un
certain stay .In the council chamber Induce !
the concc'ssion.
A communication from George W. Doam
and Dean Gardner asked that the Intersectloi
of Eighteenth street and Capitol avenue b
paved. It was referred.
In his capacity as chairman ot the com
mlttee on judiciary Hascall recommendei
the passage of hla subway ordinance , whlcl
provides for the submission ot a proposltiot
to vote $100,000 bonds for the purpose of con
Btructlng subways through the princlpa
streets ot the city. How ell moved that th
report and ordinaries , be tabled , and his ma
tion was carried.
Adjournment was taken until tomorrov
Ileml of the Oirmlia Wentlicr Station TaUni
Anil her I'oiltlaii.
Captain George E Hunt of the loca
weather bureau received' a telegram las
night offering him tlio charge of the weathe
bureau at Atlanta , 'da. , and of the stat
weather departmentr iupportcd by the At
lanta Constitution.U'lliV. ' at once wired hi
acceptance and \ \ \ \ \ leave for hs ! new posl
tlon about October ,1 , , Mr. Hunt has ma
r terlally enlarged the ficllltles of the Omah
department during tilg'servlca here and ha
succeeded In obtalnn | jVetter , facilities thai
the city previously , enjoyed. He has mad
a host of friends l > bth"ln and out ot offlcla
circles. Nothing tmsl been laid tn rcgar
to a successor and U-JaJils opinion that thl
point will herciltcr bo covered from Chlcagt
llt lle
n Robert Downing la adding to his hlstrlonl
laurels thla season by Ills splendid produc
tlons of "Ingomar1" aWd "The Gladiator ,
In which ho will tio"sen here , assisted b
EugQnlo Hlalr and'al'IaVge ' ' competent com
pany of players , on next Saturday , at tloyd's
Mr , Downing U known to bs a generou
manager , as regards the character ot hi
support , hla scenery , costumes and stag
accessories , The policy he has followed t
striving to glvo people the full value of thel
monty has reaped Its reward In a large an
constant patronage. As Mr. Downing Is
great favorite here It is certain he will t
greeted by a large audience. "Ingomar" wl
bo given at the matinee , and "The Gladiator
at the evening performance.
A special Wednesday matinee will t
given at Doyd'a theater this aflei
noon by Charles H , Yale's "Devil's Aui
tlon" company , for the ladles , and childrei
No attraction that visits the Uoyd Is bett <
adapted to please the- little ones than tl
"Devil's Auction , " with Its clowns , donkey
dancing , transformations and legendai
Oregon Kidney Tea curei nervous heti
ftthes. Trial size , 25 cents. All
Let us sell an
you . . . .
OVERCOAT for $4.50
We T or
ere the for
leaders. $10 all wool sack suit for. 10.00
Sell $15 man's black cheviot for. .50 or
more $18 single breasted casslmere for
clo.ltes esLEnglish melton suit for , any
til an of
any km
of better
them Boys * all wool suit 2-pieces , til an
at Boys' heavy long pants suit tor twice
iialt Boys' substantial long pants suit.
their Boys' silk velvet junior suit ior. high
prices , priced
'too ,
to G0umhia ] Clothing Co.
13th and Farnam Streets , Omaha.
Ezata and His Fe'low Fefugaas Eorouto
for Mexico and Guatemala.
cml la ltiilH n Army in ( itnitcmnln. mill
ut the i'ifil Opportunity Alitrcli
IlllU S.ltVKllU' Ml'licUllS1 > -
IK.IV I'riumllf.
SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 25 , The Interest
ot President Diaz of Mexico with E ela is
said to bo due to a mutual desire for the
re-formation of a general republic of Central
American countries , believing that with It
it would end the revolutions which Injure
commerce and retard development.
"Ezeta expects to get aid of the Mexican
government to regain his prestige In San
Salvador , " said Colonel Ctenfugos who talked
about the matter today. "Most of his old
soldiers will turn to his standard , for he Is
confident that he can overthrow his enemies.
A revolution In San Salvador Is always wel
come and the people will flfiht for Ezeta
when tliey get the chance. But the general
will go well prepared , and when ho enters
San Salvador he will be at the head of
trobps enough to force his way as he de
"Yes , President Diaz of Mexico will sup
port Ezeta as far as ho can , and there Is no
doubt that all the circumstances are In his
favor. The people In Mexico thoroughly
understand San Salvador affairs and they
bellevo In the canto of Ezeta.
"If Iho general succeeds In this campaign ,
which he propobes to carry on vigorously
Immediately after his arrival In Mexico , the
result will probably be the. organization of
one common ropubllc of tha Central Ameri
can states. The plan has been under con
struction for a long time , and all the gov
ernments except Guatemala are In favor of
It. Unfortunately Guatemala stands In the
way geographically as well as politically and
nothing can be done without her consent.
Ezeta , however , 1s confident tlmt even Guate
mala will accede to the proposition and that
the result will ba a strong and prosperous
republic In which the little wars and petty
strifes of the several nations will be forever
lost , "
Attorney Charles Page , discussing Ezeta's
sudden departure for Mexico , said : "We
advised General Kzota to leave at once and
chiefly because of the danger uf other charges
being brought against him. At first he
said he would not , sayUK ! ho liked "San
l"r an Cisco and wanted to it ay longer.
"Judge Morrow had felt that he must take
cognizance of some of the evidence In the
Cienfugos case. It having come from another
country. At the same time if It had been
In regard to a caec which occurred here , It
would from the nature ot Its Imperfections
have be n , thrown out. An agriculturist and
a brlcklaye-r testified. It will be remembered.
Well , they could get lots of Just such evi
dence. It Is made up ami the olUclals then
say 'sign , ' and they sign quick enough , for
If they did not they would bo shot.
"The danger was that they would , Betting
the cue from Cienfugos' ' caie , go back before
the revolution and trump up cases against
Ezeta. He was the man they wanted to
hold. They did not care for the others par
ticularly. So , In view of this danger , we
had to Insist that he get out and over Intc
Mexico. Oh , yes , I anticipate he may pro
ceed to overturn things , but whether Mexicc
Intends to help him I can not nay. He is nri
active man and can not lic-ep < iulet. "
When the steamer St. Paul sailed for
Maine ports today she carried as steerage
passengers General ttulanos. and Captain
lliittnincnto , the San Salvadorean refugees ,
When Ezeta left the two here last Sunday , II
was with a promise to meet them again or
the Salvadorean frontier. Doth men uc-
ccpted the situation and prepared to follow
their leader on the first opportunity. Uusta-
rncnte received MO from his chief , with In.
BtructloiiB to meet him In Mexico.
To IloUnos was entrusted over $ $ ,000 , IIli
destination U Guatemala. With that sum 11
Is said Dolanos Is to bogln to raise an arm )
nil be prepared to co-operate wltU hla chief ,
They took passage In the steerage In order
to save ns much money as possible. Mexi
can Consul Coney accompanied Holanos und
Hu&tainente to the steamer and Introduced
them to Captain Von Helms. Instead of be
ing put Into the s eernge they w re given a
: abln on the upper deck. Near to their ciunr-
ers was the state room ot General Martinez
if the Mexican army. Martinez Is a grat
rlend of the president of Mexico und ho and
he rcfugess at once fralornl/ed. Martinez
s one of the leading generals of the Mexi
can army and It was said on the Stt Paul
hat lie was sent up hero to render whatever
asslstanc ; ho could to the refugees. From
present appearances 'Ezeta will mafcp Guatc-
nala his base of operations. During the
ast war San Salvador compiled Mexico to
come to terms , and that country has been
loiklng a chance to get even ever since.
With nn army organized in Mexico , Ezeta
night march into Guatemala and there Join
3olanos , who would have prepared the way
'or him. Then , upon a favorable opportunity ,
they would Invade San Salvador.
The Salvadorean RO\eminent professes llt-
: lo hope of having Juan Clenfuegos returned
o it. Attorney Plerson , who has represented
the government of San Salvador In the ex
tradition proceedings here , said today that
lie did not think Clenfuegos would be re
turned. He has no appeal xcept tn the
president , but strong influence is being
brought to bear In that quarter for his re
lease. Mr. Plerson said there is nothing In
the ruinurs that Ezeta was In danger of re-
arrest on other charges bad lie not left the
country. The government had taken the
only steps against him It Intended to take.
LOS ANGELES , Sept. 25. General Antolno
Ezeta and his two attorneys , Luhren nnd
Dequesada , have arrived In this city. They
are enroute to Mexico , where they will open
negotiations with several Central American
states of a general plan of federation.
Shlloh's Cure Is sold on a guarantee. It
cures Incipient consumption. It is the best
cough cure. Only one cent a dose : 25c , COc
ta.1 fl.OO. Sold by Goodman Drug Co.
Fnlr and Slightly AVuriurr In Ilin Kastcrn
Portion iif Nflirimkn.
WASHINGTON' , Sept. 25. The forecast for
Wednesday Is :
For Nebraska Fair ; slightly warmer In
the extrem j eastern portion ; south winds ,
becoming northwest.
For South Dakota Fair , and stationary
temperature In the eastern portion ; show
ers and cooler in the western portion ; vari
able winds , becoming nortluvubt.
For Iowa Fair ; .slightly warmer ; south
For Kansas Fair ; warmer ; south wlnas.
For Missouri Fair ; warmer ; Boutheasv
I.ucal Itccord.
OMAHA , Sept. 25. Omaba. record of tem
perature nnd rainfall , compared with the
corresponding day of last four years :
1891. ISM. 1S-J2.1&91.
Maximum temperature . . 72 M 76 73
Minimum temperature. . . . M 31 HI M
Average temperature . . . . 61 4ti r,5 ii
Precipitation W .00 .00 T
Condition of temperature and precipita
tion at Omaha for the Jay und since
March 1. 1891 :
Normal temperature , . , , Cl
IJxcess or dctlciejicy for the day o
Ac"cumiilated excess since March I. . . . . . Oil
Normal precipitation 10 Incli
IJetlelency for the day ID Inch
Total precipitation since -\hirch
1 11.83 Inches
Accumulated deficiency since
March 1 1U8 Inches
Iteportilrom Othur St itlciui at B I * . RL
: 3s3
Omaba . , tm 11 .00 ear ,
North I'latle , . 78 HI .00 ear.
7K Hi . ( IU * J uar. I
Clilcaxu SH 88 .1)0 Cluar.
St. Uiuift U' 88M .on ulcur.
st , I'aui 00 01 .on Clear.
BC 02 .00 Clear.
Knna.mcny 02 til .00 Clor ; ,
Dtmvur. . . . . . . . HI ) 8rt .ooioicar ,
Salt I ike t'ily 7B SI . U Oloar.
Haj.ldClty. . , , Kl ! .00 Cloudy ,
Helena. . . , , . , , l0 ! .00 Olosr.
7 a K2 .00 Ctca r.
St. Vincent 04 7K , ou UUindy.
Cheyctmu , 72 HO .1)0 CU-ar
Mtl8 City. , 74 00 .00 Cloudy ,
74 70 .00 Cloudy.
GKOKGE K. HUNT. Local Official.
Oregon Kidney Tea cures backache. Trial
sire , 23 cents. All druggist * .
Woi'ld's Fair Medal
nud 1 iploma.
Hair Tonic ,
For tha first time In the history of the norM
Gray Hulr Is turned back to Ita natural an.l
nrlRlnal color without dye , lime. , Valn's I5rc t
Bier Hair Tonlo hn the mark clous power ol
Klvlne trio natural coloring matter circulation.
consequent ! } ' , of restoring the Bray hair * to tlirlr
own urlRlnat color. The complete rnustcry of thl *
innrvclouB compound over the .human hair ha *
created n grmilriD Kfrmatlon all over tha world ,
iin < l KB discoverlias been hailed with ciMlem
Juy. There wit b no moro Bray Imlr to Tvorrjr
over now , and no longer necessary to ufw In
jurious urtlllclal lialr dyes. Mine. Valu'n skill
a cliemlst IIDB never been equalled liy man or
woman. She KtnndB ulone a queen and conqueror.
Tlio whole world UOWH down to her an n pioneer
und flcli-ntlat , Uftcelilor Hair Tonic wiil Bloji any
cnse of rmlr from fulling In il IIOUTB , It l < i &
uunrantvd cure for any ailment of the hair or
dUcauu at the xcalp. U U absolutely pure anit
free from anvllilng injurious. H ran bo taken
< nlerntly ! with rwrteci safety , Jt ronlnlns nolh-
1n t jrreiuiy or Htlrky ; lia a dellKhtful , delical *
odor , ami makes the most perfect hair drawing
Known for cenoal use. ] tvll aid In keep
ing tlio hair In curl. It creates n liuurlent. f\a \ -
if Krowth und Mi-sonva HB naliirnl color until
lie end of your ilayn. After tsray lialr hai ueen
restored lo Us natural color with thla tonic II II
not nctoigary to continue Its use except nt Inter
vals an a Ionic , as the lialr * grow out from
the ccalp Hi ojvii color the name u * before II
turned gray.
FOR lUIil ) HFADS It Is the only remedy on
lUll UAUU ill.rtlAI
unrtli known lo maUa
the lialr urow on Ixild heads , lie cure that you
Ket the genuine. fJewaie- counterfeit and lm >
Itntlona. MaHe ture that every bottle hn ' , Mme.
Yale'e plioto on und IdLled Hrne. M. Tatata Hx <
rtlslor Hair Tonic. Guainnteed to restore cmr
hair to IU original color -without dyu. Prica II. W
per bottle , * U for J5.UO.
Sold by all Drnggisti IV ! Orders Filled
Blutla fitockinuf. Deformity liractt , ,
Crutchei. Ltaltrrlcx. BjTlne : . Invalid ( .ail MtO
Ital BuppUefl. Tin Lion Drue Uou e.
KOI Parana sir * * ! , Oupotlt * 1'axten