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. _ _ _ 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ - TIlE OlLA1LDAILY BEES SUNDAY , FEURUAIy 17. l89. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] : _ _
ITS 'VISDO ' \ I PROVEN - !
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Superior Advantages of Government Oon ! 1
trol of the Telegraph I
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ACTS FROM ENGLAND'S EXPERIENCE
Private Ownership Expensive and Orde in
; Oompntson ,
TiE TENDENCY or BRIS JOURNALSM : I
Reports of Orimes ! anti Divorce Oases Dis
lkc1 ! by the People
HOVEL TIES ON TiE HST , ALMNT PLAN
Elhvll Albo1's ) Suce , -Hllcr InlqnTl1 M
" Iranr-A l'l'er 11 tl" 11 (
lu ll ( -Sll 01 Current
I'vcntl . \ Irond ,
LONDON , Fob , 9-Speclal ( Corrcspond
ence of The Bee. ) -The telelrallh service of
Great Britain Is , undoubtedly , qulcler , more
relnhle nul ( cheaper than that of thc Unltell
States. I mnlo thIs stntement after mnkllg
proller allowance for the dlerences In ills-
tnnces. I costs 12' cents for twelve words
additIonal word This
nn'l 1 cent for every adtltonnl
for Great BrItain and Irelnml-a uniform
rate I works admirably , ns nearly nit the
postofces are also telegraph offices. As a
rule the 11eople ) arc civil nml oblllng , anti
the delivery of messages more prompt than
with us These postofces , whIch Include ns
n rule news stands uml Itntoners' shops , are
Rcalerell all over the city , cspcclnly In I.on-
lIon anti one has no trCliilO In getting 110st-
office orders ! , postal notes stamps , etc. , ns
Is too often the case In New York Another
r great n1'antngo , of the Britsh system Is that
there Is no fUCtl thing as sending messages.
" Co11cct. " You can prepay al answer to n
telegram , and the boy brings you lW n
blnnlt with the telegram when nn answer has
heen 11"1 Cor. Again , If yoU write to any
one and walt a telegraphic reply , merely
Inclose a blank with six penny postage
stamps affixed . This saves the trouble of
' transmlUln money or ImposIng on I friend
for reily. As managed by the gnglsh goVernment - :
ernment there cnn bo 10 doubt of thc wls-
ibm of state control oC the telegraph busi-
10m the business -
ness. mdccii when yon compare
ness before the government took I In charge
and now , the old Idea of private ownership
eemes expensIve and crlle ,
SOME STIUONG FACTS.
The rcports recently published by the
the com- ,
nrllsh postofcl department on
memoraton oC the frst quarter-century oC
governmental control of the telegraphs
shoull be studied with the greatest care by
American statesmen and economists. I shall
not attempt to even give a summary of
these valuable datn. because , undoubtedly
they were cabled over Nevertheless , It
would be wel to bear In mind some of the
most striking facts. At one ot the bIg city
dinners a few weeks ago I sat opposite Mr.
W. ii. Preee , C. B" , the englleer-In-chlef
and electrician ot British Telegraphic Won-
derland. lie was greatly Interested In the
q fact that wo counted the population by the
means of electrlcly , and , of course , knew
exactly how It was done. Mr. Pre 'o In-
vite me to cal nt his del1artmEnt which I
did , and found much of Interest , though the
progress of telegraphy under government
tnanagement In England can best bo under-
stooll by the results of twenty-fivo years'
practical experience. The Increase In mes-
sages alone from 6,500.000. . when three pri-
vote companies controlled the business , to
? ' 70,000,000 messages In 1894 , tells Its
own story. That the number of ofces
have Increaeed threefold , now numbering
9,000 , anti the mil of wire have increased
from GOeOO to 200OOO-surely this Indicator
that tim public Is wel and cheaply served ,
Fnanclaiiy , the telegraph department Is to-
day paying expenses , but not the Interest on
the money Inyested. I Is claimed , however ,
by such men ns Mr. Shaw Lfevre , who ought
to know , that the dIvIsion 'of expenses b - -
tween the pcat01ce branch and the telegraph
branch was at such an arlfcl character
. that the two rrvlces should be looked at
r ! . together fnancialy , ThIs would show a net
annual surplus of tram $13,760,000 to $15,000.- .
OOO-n very handsome addition to the public
revenues , I never could understand why thr
sentIment In favor ef the government taking
control at the telegraph system of the United
States dos not become stronger As a mattr
of tact , In spite of the oftentimes unfounded
charge ot politics being mixed wIth , public
business , ana public service In both emclent (
and honest-fnr more so than th\ government
at some of the large cities. Why should
statesmen hesItate , then In g'vlng the entire
UnIted States a uniform telegraph service ,
which would do much to bring all parts or
our vast domain together In still closer ties ?
A uniform telegraph s rYlce , say of 25 cents
per message , Is no more , In this advanced
day ot electrIcal appliances , than a uniform
2-cent letter rate was when naopted.
N WSIAII 1 , mSPATCI S.
In this connection I am tempted to say a
few words about Ilress rates for telegraphing
In England. The rate for press dIspatches b
likewIse uniorm , and Is : ! cents per 100
words between G p. m. and 9 a. m. An nd-
dltonal chnrge of 4 cents 11er 100 words is
chaled for each addItIonal address to which
the message Is dispatched. Wires are also
lent during these hours to newspapers , ns
wIth us. I sea no difficulty In the government -
mont takIng charge of all this huslness.
Operators hero , ns wIth us , have their po-
Itcnl favorites and Preference , but It In no
way affects their Integrity. lIvery I one knows
' that in alt our large journals the two partIes
are about equally divided from the press
room up to the subeditor's and edltor's olcos ,
Democrats do good , honest work In junking
republican newspapers , and relllblcans do the
same in the 11rearaton of democratic news
Ilapers. Anti so It always wIll he.
STATESMEN AN ) TI I SI'IIICi1ES.
Speaking of telegraitule press rates brings
to mind an Interesting statement made here
the other lly lu relatIon to the Importance.
11erhnps I should say value , of certaIn puhlc
men to the several loWS agencies and nsso-
- clatlons. 'I'huo manngel of one of these as-
Iclatons declared that Mr Glads000'8 re-
trement , for Instance , Involved a loss of
$10,000 to that assocIatIon , No one seems to
take the grand old man's 1ilace PreS asso. I
elatons lucre have certain rules anti regula.
lens about transmltng the speeches of public
uuuen They are all on the list , us I were ,
some for "verbatim. " some are "two column
men , " some "one column , " some "very much
cOldened i" ; others "a stick Cul , " and a few
others whose utterances are not notced ex.
cel1t In local newepaluera Of the "verbatim"
list , I 10 Imposible to say whose speeches
are most In demsml of the fIg Four-Sails-
bury , Hosebery Harcourt or 11lour. When
omo at the distnguIshed BrItish statesmen
on the "verbatliui" list become too long-winded
they are politely Informed by the Press asso-
elaton that they must make shorter speeches
or bo taken from the verbatim Ilot. I am
Informed that the late Lord Churchill was
thus forewarned. The hint was effectIve , and
lila lordship drew In lila oratorical horns a bit
thereafter . lost I nglsh statesmen can.
fine their remurks to an hour , because they
know they will not bo reported blond a
certain length , unless I Is an occaIon of
uprerne Iiuuportauce. This amount of talkIng -
Ing wi Occupy about three clumns ot sold
mater In a large dal-resry stuff , a a
)
rule , to wade through The only exception
to aU rull Is Mr. Oladatone's. No pent-up
lules connne his speeches. They were taken
nrbathlI two hour In length , and no paper -
per ever complained-so 6ar the repr senl-
lIves ot the News association.
TENDENCY OF BRiTISH JOUINAI.IS I ,
Those who. like Mr Dana. are editing
? .eweppre tor "sensible people \ , " wl be
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lad to learn that In l ngllnll there Is nothi-
ing like the demand for reports of sens-
: Ionnl murder trials that existed twenty.fvo
years ago ThIs Is In part due to the 1111'
: atol of the masses and In part duo to the
met thnt newspapers nowadays aim at a
higher lovel. The popularity of divorce trials ,
iO ; these authoritIes say , varies with differ-
nt dIstricts. The people of some towns
want long reports : others arc sats ed with
1 short statement. Of course some notable
eaSes still attract general attention , hut the
Britsh taste Is Improving. I thInk there
has certainly been n decldell Improvement
papers. In the last ten year , In the English news-
DEATH AND BEnTS.
Those enterprising town boomers who sell
you a lot on the Instalment plan and ngree
to give your widow a deed If you cult your
throat or tile trying to pay for It may learn
a wrinkle from the London furniture dealers.
I have just received n circular offering to
furnish I house on the Instnlment plan , with
this Important clause , Printed In red Ink :
"It the hirer dies , the furniture becomes the
property of whoever left to , without any
further payment. " I furthermore states
that one article or I whole house of furniture
can be supplIed on the same system. I all
tradesmen would supply artIcles In this way ,
death would not only be a happy issue Cram
ni our afflictIons . but , In the fullest sense ,
n lIquIdation of our last debts _
EDWIN ABI Y'S SUCCESS.
The little colony of Americans be found
here nt this season are In n glow of I1rlde
and satisfaction nt the enthuslaste recel1'
lon given Mr. Edwin Abbey's superb paint-
Ings for the roof of the Boston library. On
the first day of their exhibition to the PUblIC
In the Nineteenth Century gallery more titan
half Uw lembers of the Hoyal Academy
and people of note In literature , science anti
fashion gathered to vIew them The 111c.
tures , relating as they do to the Holy Grail ,
arouse Ilore Interest on account or the Ar-
thurlnn . . ' thenter.
Legend given at the I.'ceul
Of the research and labor entailed In the
prollucton of these works only n student
can have tiny Iden. Mr Abbey went through
a whole library oC literature , German Pagan
and Irish . of the myths connected with
King Arthur. After choosing the dramatic
Incident whIch he thought would best answer
his Purpose , he traveled all over Europe
mailing rough oil studies anti chapel In-
teriors. Matty curious dlsco\'erlcs were made
by the artist , along others sOle unique
capitals by an unknown genius II a' little
church In the south of I rance. Mr. Abhe )
made some casts of these which were
scarcely fnlshell before the mayor of the
town seIzed the casts and artst
I Was only through the Interven- I
lon of the president of the !
Royal Academy that ho Was enabled
to bring them away In peace. Thee decora-
( lye pIctUres are n new departure from Mr.
Ahbey , who haA lon [ been recognized ns the
head of his profession In black and whie
a branch ef art , curiously enough , Englishmen
to not excel In. I was only Mr. Abbey's
power of , winning friendship and his modest
as to his own ability that dIspelled anything
like jealousy or rancor among his competitors.
Today. I notice . Mr. Abbey has the benedic-
ton of Punch , In the shal1e of a bad pun ,
which Is the next thing , I suppose , to beIng
receIved : t court Says Punch , In COllent-
lag on the picture : "Their beauties are many :
their faults are few , and when these are
pointed out to the AngloAmerican artIst , he
gaily replies , 'What's the odds as long as
1'1 Abbey' Which Is true , as none but him-
self can be his parallel. "
IDElt IAGGAID RAISING TURNIPS.
The picturesque author of "Solomon's
Mines . " "Jess , " and "She , " of whom not
so many years ago the English ! reading world
was talking oC as the latest literary sensa-
ton , now appears In Ito role of a Norfolk
farmer discussing agrlculnral depression ,
protection , bimetalism and kindred topics
"To the Edlor , " In the London Times. Of
course Mr. Rider haggard admIts these sub-
jects are "vpry dull , " but when some other
fellow tries to demolish you about the only
thing left Is to hit back ( If the editor wilt
give you space ) , and In this way a controversy -
troyersy begins and If Important personalitIes
arc Involved I Is always InterestIng. I Is
not so much ( hue controversy as some of the
)
facts stated by Mr. Haggard that wIll Inter-
est Amerlcnl' . farmers In a recent article
on agricultural depression I mlde the point
that few American farmers realize how the
BrItish tenant farmer Is handIcapped by his
lease and taxation. Here Is an Illustration
given by Mr. haggard :
"I own a life interest In a farm of 200
acres , whIch Is now itt for 150 a year. The
tithe on that farm Is returned in my balance
sheet for 1893 at 12G lOs 6d. It used to be
more ; probably this year It will be rather
hesi. I will b seen , therefore , that as
almost the entire rent of the farm. taking
one year with another , Is absorbed In re-
pairs , taxes and other outgoings , In fact , I
pay this { 2G , or the greater part of I , ont of
my pocket , over and above what I receive
from the land : nor , although careful Inquiry
has been mnde , have I been able to discover
any certain means , short ot throwing the farm
out of cultivation , whereby the burden can b
lessened. "
FIrst we have a farm of 200 acres , situ-
ated In the best .agrlculural . county of
England , renting . with good house and build-
lug , at $250 per annul ; secondly , thnt the
rent received about pays for repairs ; thirdly ,
that a sum equal to more than half hue rent
must be nald as ttthn. Tlth" In IA nr""o.1
significance means lth a tenth ir its produce the -
:
he paid to the church. This is bad enough ,
but when I comes to mean hal of that pro-
duce . or even a quarter then It becomes a
burden that cannot welt be br . This law
Mr. haggard wisely suggests should be repealed -
pealed , and the burden of the church as-
stunted , ns In the United States , by the
churchmm at large.
PLEASANT FICTIONS.
In addition to this remedy , Mr. Haggard
lIkewise puts forward the folowing :
I would suggest , ns I second remedy , that
rates and taxes should bo so arranged as
to press equally upon real and personal prop-
erty
erty.My
My third remedy Is that a heavier duty
than Is charged upon pure beer should be
charged upon adulterated er-that Is , beer
made of other materials than barley , mal
and hops.
My Conrth remedy Is that butchers or deal-
ers should bo prevented by heavy penalty :
from passing oft foreign meat as English
.
grown.
My Ith remedy Is that , by appeal to their
better feelngs or other means. railway com-
11anles should bl 11ersundcd to cease from
their present custom of carrying Important
foodstuffs and 11roduco nt cheaper rates than
they charge to the BrItish farmer
Though Mr. Rider haggard Is engaged just
now In tile soothing occupations of culivat-
Ing Norfolk turnips , anti I writing a humdrum -
drum domestic novel for Mr. Astor's mara-
zinc , alt the romantic Is not soaked ont of
hIm. I It was ho would know that raIlway
companies ha\e "no better feelIngs , " white
his other pleasant fictions savor too much
of protecton to be attractive to people so
entirely gone on free trade as the English . For
my part , let them brand foreign meat as
such. This wouhl work both ways , and pre-
vent gnglsh bnlchors passing off ail tough
" "
and poor meats as "American beef
A PElIlt IN THE MILK BUSINESS.
I wouhl seem to be glory enough for a
modest American citizen to purchase his mik
of n real , live member of the House at Peers ,
to ( make out the checks-which at the most
are not large-to "his lonlhll ) , " ant to listen
with profound attention to his lordshIp's representatives -
resentatves dilatIng with ecstacy upon the
sc'entifio qualIties ot "hIs lordshlp's" mind
slId tile scrupulous care taken to Insure the
11urly of his lordship's milk. Satisfactory as
this must bo to alt householder with young
children who consume large quantities of
mil , It Is stilt more gratifyIng to learn that
this d'slngulshed ' lord has recently dlecovred
a new element , whIch , on account of Its ex-
traordinariy luert nature , Lord Harlelgh has
ventured to name argomu This discovery \
regarded here Q being as imuportant In the
dcmalns of idu ) 'sics and chemlJtry as the
dl co\erles of Adonis and Leverrer : In astronomy -
tronomy , The discovery of a new element In
the atmosphere In these days of scientific ad
\anc . ' . wilt naturally be received wIth sur-
Ilre , and I suppose in a few weeks the
sclentic world will be commentng on the
greatness and Imporlnce of the discovery
Meantime , Ihose who hive within ( hue London
distrIct which Lord Haylelgh supplies with
Ilk will have additional reasons for reJoic-
lug That one 8 brilant In science should
engage in such a practical business Is I aged
god sign or the tunes ( , and an additional safeguard -
guard of domestic health and comfort.
HOIEIT P. I'OnTER.
Next May the ( Roman Catholics at Boston
wil celebrate the Golden JubIlee , or the fiftieth -
eth anniversary of the priesthood of Arch-
bIshop \Vlliiauna .
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GANNOTANNULTnECONTRACr
Attorney General Churchill's Opinion on
the Penitentiary Muddle
LEGISLATURE PRACTICALLY POWERLESS
Auljnn1mt to UorJnl Helenuut 'loshcr'A
JonlAOen , nut I.er hmo t State lonnl
on ItS Rlle-Metholh to Secure
] elet Are Uncertain ,
LINCOLN , Feb. lG.-Speclal.-The ( ) special
committee appointed by direction of the house
to Inquire Into and rep t Ipon the legal
status of the prison contract entered Into
between the state of Nebraska and C. W.
Mother , anti ot which 'V , II. Dorgan now
claIms to bG the owner , held its first session
Friday afternoon , but beyond listening to
the reading of the opinion of the attorney
general the committee did nothIng , resen'-
lag further acton and discussion until the
opinion could be printed
Attorney General Chiurchuill's opinIon Is
lengthy , but necessarily so , as It reviews at
length the history of the prison contract
and its various phases , The cplnlon follows :
"In answer to tile request of your commi-
tea In regard to tile contract of the state
In the leasing of ( hue penitentiary , peniteuu-
tary' grounds , anti convict labor , I beg leave
to report : That I fld that the Board of
Public Lands and BuildIngs advertised for
the leasing of the same , under seton 17 of
an act establishing a Hoard of PublIc Lanlls
nlHI Buildings of the state oC Nebraska ,
and defning their duties , approvell February
13.1877 , lThmnd \ in the Sesslomi Acts of 1877 , page
HI : ami that In IJrsuance ' of such notice
lotce
the Board of PublIc Lands fluid BUlhlngs
on the 22d day of September , 1877 , leased the
same to Wllnm II. n. Siout for the term
of six years Cram the 1st day of October ,
187. This contract I fluid to bo In exact
comlllance with time section oC the statute
above referred to. The legislature of 1879
passed an act extentlluig the perloll ( of the
contract for a period of six years front the
)
hat day of October ; 1883 , upon certain can-
Iltons named in the act , for which see
acts IS79. page 166. 'hls act was apProved -
Proved ) February 2G , IS7 ! In 1883 the
legislature , by an act approved February 27 ,
1883 , passed an act extending the ( time wlhln
which to complete the 240 cells In the penl-
tcntar ) ' to October I , 1885. See acts 1883 ,
page 320. I appears also , by nn act approved -
proved March 2 , 1887 , that the contract be-
tween the state and Stout , which had been
extended ns above stated was assigned to
one C. \ \ Mosher , which act upon certain
conditions thereIn named , and upon the glv-
lug of a bond by Mosher In the sum oC I ;
$100,000 with sureties to be approvell by the :
Board of l'uuhlic Lauuds and
Pnblc I.alis Buidings , extended -
tended tire contract for n pcrlod of ten years
front the 1st day oC October , 1889 , which act
was npl1rovCI March 2 , 1887 , Ullon which day
it appears that the said C. W. Mosher executed -
cuted a bond In the penal sum of $100,000 , a
copy of which bond Is hereto attached and
marlell exhibit A. The bent appears to have
been approved by the Board of Public Lands
and Buildings In March , 1887 I appears
also from the contract now on me In the
secretary of state's office that on the 1st day
of February , 1892. C.V. . Mosher assigned the
contract of the state for the leasing of the
penitentiary unto one \V. I. Dorgan. A copy
of sId assignment Is hereto annexe and
11rked exhibit B.
CONTRACT UNDOUBTED Y VALID.
"It wIlt be observed that the act of 187
was purely n leglslatye act , and authorized
time Boar of Public Lands and Buildings to
enter Into a contract which was done In pursuance -
suance of the act. There can be no question
as to the validity and legality of thIs transac-
ton. The act of IS79. whie It Is In the nature
oC an enctment of the legislature yet It Is
at the same time n proposal on the part of
the state of a contract amountng In substance
to this : That the slate would agree to an ex-
tens'on of the thins of ( his lease
for the period of six years from
the 1st day of October , 1883 , upon condi-
ton that ( Stout would buld anti erect In aged
god and substantial manner , at his own expense -
pense , for the use of the state , and turn the
same over to the state free of charge October
1. 188G , 240 cells . eighty of which should be
complete within ' nine months from hue tak-
lag effect of this act , and the remainder to be
completed by the 1st day of October , 188G , all
cells to be built of god natural stone and
similar to and equal In quality to those now In
use In the penItentiary , and Stout agreeing
to receive , Instead of the old contract price ,
45 cents In cash or Its equivalent per day for
each convict for the first three years of the
term of the extended lease , and 40 cents per
cay for each convict In cash or Its equivalent
for the second three years or until October I ,
188G , and upon the followIng condition , that
after the let day of January 1880. there
should . provIde ft ! each ! and every Ne-
uraSKa prisoner one cel , and after January I ,
1884. only Nebraska prIsoners should be kept
These conditions , as I understand It , were accepted -
cepte by Stout and he entered upon the
performance of the contract as modified by
the provisions of this act. By the act of 1883
extended. the time for the completion of - the cells was
"The act of 1887 , chapter 8G of the acts . of
1887 , not only authorized the assIgnment of the
contract from Stout to Masher , but legally accepted -
cepled of the same , and proposed that Ilcsher ,
In substance , that In consideratIon of Mosher's
receIving 40 cents per day In cash fcr each
convIct , and nl10n Mosher's entering Into a
bond to the state at Nebratka In the penal
sum of $100,000. with good anti sufficient sure-
ties for the faithful performance or the contract -
tract , which bond was to be approved by the
Hoard of Publc Lands anti luldlng > the con-
tract Ibould ha extended to Mosher for n
peeled ot ten ( years from the 1st day of Octo-
bee 1889 , upon the condition that the cn-
vlcts should not , nor should any of them be
employed In the manufacture of cigars brIck ,
or In time cutting or stone , except such brick
and stone as may bo requred ! ' In making re-
pairs or improvements at the penitentiary ,
and this erection c buldlngs.nd walls for the (
connnement of convicts , anti for the use of the i
officers anti guards , 'n11 Ilrohlbltng the employment -
ployment of convict upon any of the public
buildings , except buildings for . penlentary ! '
purposes. This act was approved March 2.
1887. and was accepted by Moll r. anti his
bond given and approved upon that ( day , as
shown by the records. That the legislature
has power to 10 ( hits I entertain no doubt I
find nothing In the constItution of the state
of Nebraska prohIbiting the state frem enterIng -
log Into contracts with hidlvhluals , and while !
Bll of these acts contain legislative enact-
ments , they also contain liro'ialns rehtng ! to
a contract , which were , when accepted for a
valuable consideration , and In my opinIon the
state ha no more right to repudiate Its con-
tract than has a private Ind'vldual.
CASES IN POINT .
"The supreme court of the UnIted States as
early as 1&2 , In the case of thus state of
New Jersey agaInst Wilson , 7 Crouch , 165 ,
from which case I appears thaI on tile 9th
day of AUGust , 158. the Indians met the
deputy cODlnlssloners and delivered to them
n ) roposlton reduced to writng , the hasls
oC which was that the government sbould
purchase n tract of land on which they
mlgflt reside , In consideraton of which they
would release their claim to all other ands
In Now Jersey south of the Hver Raritan .
This proposition was assented to by the
coiflinissloners and the ( legIslature on thus 12th
of August , 1758 , passed an act to give elect
to this agreement The act , among other
provisions , authorized a purchase of the lands
for the Indians , but restrained them from
gramuting leases or laklng sales , and enacted
that the lands purchased for the ( Indians
should not hereafer bo subject to any tax ,
any law , usage or custem to the contrary
thereof , In any wise , notwltim8tandiuig . Under
this act thus convention wih the Indians was
executed and the lands were IJrchated and
conveyed to the trustees for the use of the
Indians , mind the IndIans released their claim
to all lands In the south part of New Jersey .
The Indians couitlnued their tisaceabie
contnued II pos-
senlon of the land unt the year 1801 , when
they became desirous of removing from thl
state of New Jersey to StockbrlJge In tbe
state of New York. They applied for and
obtained an act of thus legislature of New
Jersey authorIzing a sale of their loath In
that state Tile act granting the 8ale con-
taine no expression In any manner respect.
lag the ( 11rlvlege ot exemption from taxation.
In 1803 the coOmlSlonrs , ole the land
under the Itt act JOI\lonel \ 10 one George
Parnter and others In October , IS04 , the
legislature of the stutt6t New Jersey passed
nn net repealing that section of the act of
August . 1758 , exeniIflhoF the lands therein
luenloned from taxeS' . I The lands were then
assessed and the tnSits demanded I. The
supreme court of thq' ' United States heM that
this constituted a citract between the
Indians and the sat cPntraet mptlg I from
taxation , and that the Ict ot October , 1804 ,
was In contrn\'entlu f the conMitiutlon of
constuton
the United States thor' no slate shal 'pass
any bill ef attainder M'b ' post facto law , or
law Impairing the ulfalon of contracts '
"In the case of tle : qharles River Bridge
company aVarrdi tlrllge company , 1
Peters , page 420. detbrhlned In 1837 , n case
welch grew out of I th , legislature granting
a ferry to Iarvnra ? colege , anti after
td hue Charles Iv r Bridge company , anti
thel to the Warren , Urhlge company On
page 557 , In spealtng of these acts , Justice
lcI.aln says :
, ,
" 'Thls act mlst be considered In the light
of n contract and the laws of contracts
applies to I. In one sense It Is n law , hnvlng
pUHId through all the Corls of leglslnton
and received hue necessary sanction . but Is
essentaly n contract ns to the oblgatons
Imposed by I anti the privileges I confers. '
"In lie case of Woodrul vs Trallal , 10
Howard , 190 , alll Iletermined nt ito Vecem-
her . , term , 1850 , the court says :
" 'It Is n IIrlncl11e uncontro\'ertell by 10
one thnt on general queRtons of polcy one
legislature cannot bh)1 those which shall
succeed I , but It Is equal ) ' true amid undoubted -
doubted that a legislature may mll ( n COJ-
tract which will bind those that cOle
. "
after I.
"This case arose out of nn nct oC the general
assembly of Arknnsns chartering 1 state
baiiic which charter contnlnCI the provision :
,
. 'That the hIlts nl)1 notes of saId Instltum-
ton shal be receivable In alt palents oC
debts due to the state of Arlcnnsas '
"Tlls act was pa3se.1 . In 183G. In January ,
1846 , the above portIon of the act was re.
said peaietl : In the syllabus of tile case It Is
, ,
. 'The undertnldng of the state to receive
the notes of the ( bank conslutlll a contrct
between the state nn.1 time holders oC these
notes , which the ( state was not at liberty tu
break , nlhourh notes Issucil hy the hanll
after the repeal were not wihin the contract
Iml might be reused by the state. '
"In Cils case It was held , Insofar as thc
subsequent act alel11tell to repeal thlt portion -
lon of the pre\'lous act mnllng the bills re-
celvablo In payment of debts due the state ,
I was unconstitutonal , being In contraven
ton of that 110rton of the constitution of tht
United States prohIbitng stntes from Illsslng
'any hi oC atalnder or ex post facto law . or
law the '
Impairing oblIgation oC contracts ,
"In the case oC Irurmnn vs Nicol , \'nlx . . ,
decided In December , 18G8 , the legislature of
Tenuuesseo In 1836 , passed an act creating I
state hanl The act provldeul that the notes
should be receivable at the treasury oC the
state , and ! y nit- tax colectors ail othel'
11blc omcert In all IJ'mcnts for taxes anti
other 10ney due the state. On pages 59 and
Inges
GO , , , tile court says , ( referring to this act ) :
. 'That this guaranty was , unti withdrawn
by hue state a contract huetween the state
and every note holder of the batik , obligIng
the state to receive the notes for taxes cannot -
not admit of serious qtmestloui '
"Tho , , court closes by saying :
" 'gnough haa heen sail to show , as the
result of our vIews that ( section 28 of thc
chnrter oC the Bank of Tennessee constituted
a contract wih the 'wllers of the notes of
the bank , and that It was not In the const-
tutonal powers of the legislature torepeal
the section so as to affect the notes which ,
at the ( into , were In cIreuulatiouu . '
WITHOUT powlm TO REVOKE.
"From these autlorltes wc conclude , there
being no provisIon 11 time constitution oC tIme
state of Nebraska tb Ile contrary ) ' , that the
legislature had power't enter Into the con
tract with Stout Ind , pen the assignment
to Masher upon thi c9nshleraton expressed ,
anti accepted , to eIther' ' maim a new , or ex
tend time contract w.h llpsher , that when ac-
cepteul being for a yalunble consideration , 1
was not wlthlu the plhr of the legislature
to annul the contract : that its attempt to dose '
so would bo In cn ; raY.nton oC the constitu.
ton of the United Stiles prohibiting amiy
state from passing 'nny Mi of attainder or ex
post facto law , or law , dmpalrlng the oblga-
ton of contracts. ' . .
" nould the leg/sl / tire then attempt to
annul the contract , iI have no doubt that ( hut ,
claim would bo male } that the act annuillIuug
annuling
I would be In ontr vehton of section 10.
article i. of this cbnslliton of the United
States and this question alone would give
Jurisdiction to the federal court , and the
queston would there bo determined finally ,
so thnt I ha'e fnaly
\'e deemed It unnecessary to examine -
amine any authorites outsllo of Ito au-
tborltes . of the supreme court of the United
HOW TO REACh DORtTIAN .
"The assignment from Mosher to Dorgan
bears date oC February I , 1892 , and Dorgn
tached to ( he contract ot Mosher wIth the
state , and on file In the ofce of the secre
tary of state This assignment has never
been signed by Mr. Dorgan , but he neveI went
Into possession under the assignment , and bas
been operating under it ever sInce. This
would estop him from claiming that he bad
not accepted of tile assignnient
" 'he records of the Board of PubIc Lands
and Buildings ! 'ow that all allowances made
under the contract have been made to C. \V.
Moshor , the warrants haye been Issued , as
shown by the records In the auditor's office ,
to C. \V. Mosher ThA nnlv andlor's ofce ,
. - _ _ nu.'J . , , - ' , . UU"W 1
In the record of the Board of PublIc Lands UUl
fluId Buildings . aside from the record slmpl ) '
allowIng the claims of Mosher Is that 01'
March G , 1893 , page 492 , Record C. ot the
Board of Public Lands and Buildings , which
Is folhowa
us folows :
, ,
" 'Voiucier at C.V. . Mosher for care oC
convicts of the state panltenlary and grounds ,
alowe(1 ( The question ha\'hll been raised as
to the payment of the same , a coninilunication
was read , directed to the auditor of public
accounts Moore , stating that C. W. puhlc
was the proper person to whol payment
should bo macIc '
"And on that day Mosher was allowed a
warrnt for $3,8 9,20. What this alowed ! -
caton was I nm unable to ascertain but
the following ' instrumelt was fed In the
aurltor's cube :
Hon. Eugene Moore , Auditor I'uuhiic Accounts -
Publc
counts , State or Nthraslm.-Dear ) Sir : Hnv-
I ng soul toV. . H Dorgan alt m ) ' right t ,
title null Interest In and to I certain con-
tract for the care , keeping and leasing oC
the penItentiary . penitentiary ground and
penitentary } /nd
' ,
com'lct Jnhor hplonglng 10 time state ct Ne-
brasica I would re Jectul ) ' request that
YOU deliver to him cull warrants hint may
he drawn now or In the future under sniul
contract to accept his receipt for the same ,
even when necessary for him 10 sign my
name , ali oblige , Yours respectul\ sig
. C. \V. MOSIIER.
"I find on the 311 of March , 1893 , there was
a comununicatlomi from the audior to the attorney -
torney general , and n reply thereto hy the !
attorney AeneraJ , dated March G , 1893 , re- .
hating to the contract nbo\e referred to anti
hue nssigmuinouut . 'rhero Is no douht In my
mint that the Board ot l'uhle Lands anti
hltulidings had full knowledge of the assIgn-
ment from Mosher to Dorgan , and dll not
recognlo thai assignment br any direct act
There Is nothing In the record or In this
correspondence from which , It can he inferred
that thus bondsmen , on the bonll executed by
MOher to the iutatenf Nebraska , had aim ) '
knowledge or or ever 'comuseruted to the ns-
slgnment of the contract wIth the state by
Mosher to Dorgan i' ; yt I think there Is no
cluesUon that the { act' ) that warrlts ha\e
been drawn In th9 njulne of Mosher , with
knowledge on the nart If the auditor , and of
the Board of Public Lands anll Buildings of
the assignment , nail that tile > ' were received
In fact for the benefit . ' ' , of Dorgan.
MOSmm'S IO.'jDtiEN ' ILELEASED .
"Tho foregoing htln the facts as I gather
thenl fronl the record I I conclude hint the
sureties on Mosher' ) b nIl have been released
from all obligatIon .1b Jle ! state I know of
no rule of law whCle11Y ito sureties upon a
bond gIven hy A can lie held liable for the (
performance of a contract assigned to B
without their knowh"l or consent I therefore -
fore conclude that , W to , bonlmen upon the
bond given hy 10sl ' i t\ the state ha\e been
released from al 'I blty , If any , arising
sInce the asslgnmen\ \ the contract by
Mother to Dorgiun Hespecluly submitted ,
"A. S. CIIUItCIIILL , . 'lorey General. "
.
Ilporla or S uric ,
This country Imports moro cork from the
provInce of Catalonia , Spain , than does any
other country of the ( world , Many of the
cork cutters In thIs countr , , ) are SpanIards ,
and they tiara I fno faculty of gettng all
out of a piee of cork that I contalmus After
a stopp or a sole bas been made the smaller
clippings are powdered 10 ' ( Just It may be
used for packing glassware . In Spain parU-
dee regarded a8 unnt for packing are compressed -
pressed Into bricks that are uleJ for bullduuig.
The 11anlsh cork cutters of this country
sometimes Ilnvo considerable ski In making
ornaments ot cork.
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Wit \ \ BREAK ( BREAD AND EAT
-
Details of the Homo Industry Dauqu'et ' Are
Now Complete .
BUSINrS3 MEN TO LAY ASIDE DULL CARE
'rl'olnl SI\oAI0n and ether Ouut'qt Wit
\ ( Invle(1 to lather nt thue 1Rn' ,
qnt 11Jrll. to Eat , Urlnlt
Rnll no , Iorry ,
The Manufacturers anti Consumers Asso-
elation of Nebraska Is making good progress
In the matter of preparing for the " 101 !
Industry" banquet to bo tcmlerel to the
travellg len on Friday cvnlng , February
22. Thus far 97 invitatIons have been sent
out , anti everything would seem to promIse n
most successful affair . The traveling men In
ni paris of the state are rellarlng , to be
present , wih the approval of the houses
which they - represent , and I will . without
doubt , be-tho largest rntherlng of coununer-
clal travelers ever held In time west.
Yesterday afernoon the executive commi-
tee , of the Ianuracturer amid Consumers As-
soclnton ot Nebraslc let to talk over the
mater of the banquet nl11 tanks some final
arramigemnents The secretary stated that be-
fore taking UI the regular line of business
he wlshcll to 11resenta special matter for the
conshleratol of the memhers. He then pro-
ceeded to read from The Bee an nccount ( of
the actIon of the \Vounuuuu's club of Bentrlce
In endorsing the home Ilatonago uiiovemiiemit.
The stand talten by the Indies of Beatrice
was hlghl c0lmende(1 and the folowing
adoptel :
" 'heren } The 'oman'R cluh of Beatrice
at reHohlton n recent : meetng ( ndol1tel the folowing
Hcsolvel , Thut we . , the lembel'R of the
cl.rcnt events lleJI.tllnt of Ito Beltrlco
\Vomrman's club , hu > ' UIII use articles n1 < 0
In our own sUite , In lireferemice to those
IJefl'rence
Inlle elsu.'t'hiere , providing the > - mute us sat-
IRflctor ) ' In reRulR ; maId , )
\'IJrens , 'hIR II the frRt t1blc ex-
prcslon of the 1III 1utiuiu the women of
ZeIJ'IRkn 1110n a lueRton whllh we leem
er greatest Imtll-tnnce to the nmtcrhl
lirnspt'uity of Ihe state : therefore , ha It
Iroslll'I'lt HeHol\ec. 'hnt the Mnnufllturcl'a nnll
Cnnsumuners' . \Hloclnton of Nehrlslm ex-
II'eRses Its grateful appreciation of the
acton of the \'omln R dub of Buntrlce :
assures them thnt their plnn for Curthe-
iuii. the interests of home mnnufncturerH
meet } vIii the heart approval of this
IRsoclaton : wlsheH lucIa success In their
pln1 oC cnn1al n , until \ commelHl1 thcr
wIRe ncton to the conRilemton of other
women'a organizatons , flint the womln
of the state generally , helevlng thnt I '
such co.ohierattout Nebrlslm wIll very soon
become Industrially great.
GUESTS TO BE CAllED FOn.
The secretary Informel the members hat
97 tcltets of invitation to the banquet hal
been Issued. and that hue cstmatell the at-
tenlnnco wonhl reach 600. The Inviatons (
have becn sent to the traveling len of the
state , rellresenthl Nebraska houses , and to
!
the jobbers and manuracturers.
Mr. Davis ) cold that he hopell that every
member oC the ( association would regard
himself as in duty hound to
take good care ot their guests ,
and that lucre would be no crowding at the
tables. urthermore , that care be taken to
keep out the rabble thnt Is always hanging
around looking for a chance to force their
looltng
way In without Invitations. E. P. Davis amid
n. I , . Hodgin were appoInted a commlteo to
stand at the door and admit no one except
the guests having Invitations.
The secretary was lnstfluceL.th notify all
<
Omaha members or the nssoclaton that they
would bo expected to hold back and see to I
that all theIr guests were seated before any
Omaha manufacturer took his scat.
M. C. Peters suggested that a commlte of
members bo appointed to receive the guests
and find them places at the tables , and the
following gentemen were named for that
purpose : M. C. Peters , L. M. nheem , A.
ChalwlcJ , So mUll flees , \V W. Cole , A. H.
Rawltzcr . M. G. Kibbe , James Smead ,
Clu\rles E. Back , L. G. Doup , A. J. Vier-
hug , C. D. Gdney of Omaha , Carl Morton oC
Nebraska CIty , A. n. Dempster of Beatrice ,
E. M. Howe of Norfolk , T P. lummel of
Fremont and H. Abraham oC Grand Island.
The secretary was Instructed to turn over
to tl Associated Charities such supplies as
were not consumed at the banquet.
The reception commlteo was Instructed to
see that no Omaha member of this associa-
ton was allowed to nice n scat nt the tables
unti all the guests and outside members of
the association were seated.
'he tables will bo spread In the armory oC
the Omaha guards and will sent 500 people at
a time.
The newspapers were requested to state
that there were a great many people to whom
the association would like to semI Invitatons ,
butt thaI It had been prevented from doing
so by tl lack at room. I Is also requested
that the parties who have received Invita-
tons send In at once the remr cards that
were enclosed wIth the InvItations. After
an informal discussion of minor details , the
meetIng ndJourned.
.
ABUT READY FOR WORK.
With Jltere t nsel In the \Velaro or
YOUItOIU. . .
An organization has Just been formEd by
some Scand'navlan ladles of this city under
the name of the Scandinavian . Young Women's
Christian Bethany associaton , for lIe pur-
pose of providing a home for young working
women and supplying them with , meical
aid when necessary and taking care oC ( item
In other ways whIch lay be deem ell needful
for their well beIng. This organ ! zaton will
also leek after theIr spiriual needs by giving
instruction In the Chrltan rehigiou . I will
hllo'wiso undertake to teach young girls the
gnglsh language und Impart time ordinary
rudiments oC a common school education , besides -
sides giving Instruction In the ( useful arts
of cooking , houselweplng and otherwise fItting
the girls t' ear their own living In an honor-
able and reputable way. \Vhen fully organ-
laid the assoclaton ! wIll 110 Its best to pro-
vile situations for its charge3 , and will also
undertake the education of young chidren of
both sexes who may ice placed under the control -
rid ( of this Institution CCI' Instruction , which
Instruction shall also include the impartIng
of the Irlnclples of Christian relglol to the
children , as wet as to the uuuluits
The uslness of the organlzatcn will be
conducted by a board ot trustee . The following -
lowing named ladles have signed ito articles
of InCOI1rntlon : Maria 10lna88 , lannah
Jacobson , Blen Nelson , Minnie Selerburg ,
Mary Peterson , Hida Brodin , Tllo BrodIn ,
Mntlda Nelson - and Hale l.anrln.
I. I , TUO.t , /.I'Wi ,
nANCROFT , Neb , I'eb. 12.-To the Editor
of The Bee : Please answer the followIng In
your columns Sunday , February 1 : Can a
railroad malts I greater charge for a short
haul than a long over the same road In the
fame directon If the ( long haul originates
outside this state , hath hauls consigned to
the annie jiolnt witiulut ( lila state ? Yours to
utettlg a dlepute , M. 'IV. COLLII'i'T.
Not legally ,
A CITIZEN'S RiGhTS ,
COI1DOVA , Neb , , Feb. h4.-'i'o this EdItor
of Time' lies : Pleanc answer thus following
questloti auid settle a dispute : If a. than is
about to be drafted In Germnany as a soidler
and lclps to tiuls country , stays here long
eruoughu ( ci takt' out hula first anti second pa-
pera amid titen goes back to the old country ,
cami tiau > ' fcrce huliut into the army amid iiake
huimit r.rvo ( lie thins as tbuoumghi lie luau never
heft there ? I'lease auuswer In ilee mud oblige ,
IL was agreed to abide by your dociblon ,
\v. W , ICItONKhtiGhiT.
They cannot lawfully comnpei an Americamu
cItIzen to serve in ( heir ariuiy , If lie heft
Germany purposely to evade Imnlureasmuient
hte easy encounter dulhlcuity upouu itis return
to ( lie fathuerbamtd.
RUTH CLEVELAND'S AGE.
OMAHA , Feb. 13-To the Editor of Tue
lice : Please tell ltuutti Cleveland's age at
her last birthday to decIde a huet.
ANONYMOUS ,
Seyemi years ,
Elvc-Mlhii Ice 'lrojlluij Itecord hirukemi ,
HAMILTON , Omit. , Feb. 16.-Clara K broke
a world's Ice trotting record yesterday , Site
made uivo muilies 1mm 1246 ; ½ ,
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Is IT A SNAP F
You're Looking For ?
, Sec thc Remnants
f. ;
Nicoll is offering at
! L
, . . . # , : e
' % : 5 - . . 4 z $ 5 $ 6
; J11
I j For Trousers
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- - $16-$20$25
t , r .
- ' -4- Fot' Stilts
Fleavy \ VeightsMecliumVeigbts -
and Light Weights.
, ' tell ' ' abouV
You'll be anxious to youi'fi'iencls
this offer , That's why we do it.
Between 207
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FARNAM South
and uxIIxj2
DOUGLAS TA LOR 15th St.
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SYSTE1 ThAT IS OFF' ' COLOR
Judge Ambrose Denounces the Plan of' A1- ,
praising Property.
ONE OF THE EVILS ThAT NEEDS A REMEDY
Stile Sot Aside liccuiiusc thue AppraIserS Vere
1'rofcgglouumul lmtstt'ad of Jixpt'rts-
CIty Fluuduu Itself ilt1t mu tlood
SIzed Sutit. on Ilmuuud.
Yesterday Judge Ambrose set aside the sale
of some property mortgaged by a man named
Pierson to A. J. Hanscoun , on time groutnil
thmat ( hue appraisement was too low. Foreclosure -
closure proceedlmugs lund been Institutcul anti
thue sale was made on flue basis of ( lie ap-
pralseuiiemit.
The appraisers were Owen Siavin alid Napoleon -
poleon Bonaparte Jackson and tltey appraised
thmo property at. about $4,500. As soon as
tIme appraisement was made the defendant
flied a tnotion to set aside thuo sale , alleging
thuat thuG appraisentent was unuchu lower thuan
( lie actual value.
It was also alleged ( hint ( hue two macmi
were professlouial appraisers , who hung
arouiid tile sheriff's office continually looking
for a job to appraise property.
While delIvering this opinion Judge Am-
brosuo denomInated ( hue liresemit metluod of
appraisement as a moit vicious systoni , anti
scored Jackson. lie said that as soon as an
appraiser was appointed hue becaune a juudicial
officer and huoiuitl not permit himself to be
influenced or employed by auty party In ( hue
case.
Before Judge Duufiie a motion Is being
argued to set aside a sale on time ground
that time appraisement Is too how ,
! tcr Ulmsmmui him Groivinir.
Jmmlia L. Green has filed another amended
petition in time case which shm hiss instituted
agaInst Stephen A. McWhortor and now she
asks for damages aggregating $23,500. Site
alleges that in Aiarcmm , 15ui , smue mucue a uwu ,
with ( lie defendant by which she was to ob-
( am five hots in tile city of Omaha In ox-
ciuange for sectiomu 35 In Washmingomi ( cotunty ,
Sue says that McWhiorter couisemiteti to assume -
sume all ( lie Inctuunbrances on the property ,
whiicht included a $10,000 mortgage and some
( axes. McWiuortor , site avers , took hosses-
slomi of her property , but never eoumveyed ( hue
lots. On thus otluer hiand , sIte claluns hue
conveyed thit' lots to auiothmer party In order
to defraud luer. Moreover , a lake whuiclu
abutted emu thin lots vhuea the deal was made
huuis sines dried up , auud this land foruuieriy
covered withu ( hue water has become a part of
the property whuiclu shuoulti huave been in huer
IO5SC5BiOii , By thai failure of McWluortor to
keep hula part of time deal slue ( luinks she Is
etutitled to $22,000 damages. Sue also claims
( hint whien site tuurned over her Washilmugton
cotunty property to Mc\Vhuortor Otto of ( lao
condItions was ( hat hue shuotuld advance hmer
$1,000 to camry on ( Its farni. Site avers ( hunt
ke hunts huatutled over only $50 of this amount
anti no more , antl thuat oh accoumit of hula
failure to fulfill this condition she has teemi
Injured to tue extemit of $1,500 , niaking ( hue
total damage $23,500 ,
Si'uit I I ) ( ito Itt'furun Scluniul ,
Jiudge Scott released two boys from thue
county jail on their prounisa that they would
head better liven huereafor ( , Their uitumes were
Lavalie anti WIllie McVey , nuici time ) ' 'ero
uuider 16. years of age. Tiuey lued bceuu arrested -
rested for breakliug into ( lie iduop of llerunaui
Cohion at ( lie corner of lifteeruthu uimttl Farnutuuu
streets last Decuuber anti tahclng a quantity
of tobacco. They have been In time county
Jail for fifty iliya. On quueslomthuig % thuomii
Judge Scott found that they lund beeuu putt
with ( hue crlunhmials vhuo were in ( hue Jail , and
thtl gave huhmn uimiothuer oiiportunlty to score
time couuity comiiunIssiomuers ,
Claire Cauinon was sentenced to time cc-
form c'iuoo1 , lie Is a boy 13 years of age whuo
has comufesseul to iureaking Into Iavluluuuin's
store in .Scuumthu Oniahia and tutcahliug a guim.
ills brothuer. Torn , was also huelul on time
chutirge ( butt hue vas lmpllcateul lit this robbery ,
as hue luau ! tried to sell ( hue gun , htut it was
iihiowui thuuit ( lie weapomi was given to huini
uumuil hue mild not kitow that it was mutolemi ,
I he watt consequently tiischuargeil ,
ArtmuIr Aloxsuiuler , a 13-year-old colorul
boy , will also go to thus roorin school , Ills
uuuothier guuvo luiimt Into custody because hue
was lmmcorriglhile ,
% % uuuu o ito City's ( ii'hi.
. Before Judge Fergusoum a demurrer was argued -
gued imu ( hue case of Gustave Collins agaimist
this city , lie 1mm suIng for $10,000 for false
lmnprisomimont. Souno time ago thmo Board of
l'ubhlcVorhus ordereul Collins to connect aim
outhouse withi time sewer , Collins conslulerott
thuat it was not utecessary (0 tie this , amid
refuseul to obey this order , lie was arrested
anti fluted , 'ulto case was ahupealeul to ( lie
district court , witere thus decision of ( hue police -
lice judge was reversed , Cohilmis colusequemut.
I ) ' Waitt8 $10,000 to lilaster up this holes
jabbed In his roputatiomi by thai hiumuililatlomi
of arrest.
N Immur Ccurt Siiu.tmcruu ,
Time jury Imi tIme case of James Iirabets huas
roturmied a verdict , finding this defendant
guilty of assaultimug Ciurls ( Nehutomu ,
'Flue grand jury failed to timid a true bill
against Jaumueui Brady , this usohuller who Is Iii
Jail chuarged with gaumiblimtg arud kt'eplmug gani.
bhing dovicea.
Chirluitlami Tautkus huas increased ( lie antoumut
of damages be wamis ( rota thus city to 3,000 ,
Some tiiuue ago ho conumnemuced suit agaimiumt
tile cIty for damnages rosultizug ( coma thus 1111.
lag of l'opplcton avenue and Fourth street ,
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lie clalurus ( hunt ( lie duuuuiages vcrn awarded
to luiun by ( hue city couumucIl , but were never
paid. Sluice tIme suult was luistituited ( hue city
luas fuilleti to reliiuve ( hue uhirt thuat had been
putt liuto ( hue street , amid lui property has
been still fuurthuer tiaiiinged to ( hue extemit ,
iuauuicd , so hue avers.
Juutlge 1lopcvcil Imistriucteti ( be juuy imu the
case of Svemiuiiuig llageluimiul uugalmist hugh
hdurpluy amid Clinches Famumiluig , In whilcit thus
pinimutiff suueul for $7,000 ulnuuiuiges for false
iuiiprisouumuuen ( , to return a verdict for ( Ito
delemudiumits.
S
iI'JCIXJI IfOItBJhI ) .1 JIIDO1I' ,
ihuiss of ( iruuvu'somid Muiut , Restore mu 'uuluuabI
lCtiuuttti tu , airs. licetuer.
NE\V YORK , Feb. 1G.-By a decision ren-
tiered today by Referee Wihilaun 0. Clients ,
Joint Y. MclCane ( hue ex-chuleftain of Graresend ,
vIuo is serrimig a long termui of imiiprlsonuuient
In Slug Sing for juugghing with ( hue registra-
( ion lists of Couiey Islamid , must restore to Its
righutful owuuers an estate vnrioiusly estimated
to be wortht from $150,000 to $300,000 ,
Tue estate belongs to Mrs. Catherine Bauer
auitl huer tiatughiter , Katie , widow and daughter
of the lto I'nuul Ilauer , a welt known Ceney
Islamid huotel keeper , whmo died iii Ilue Bloom-
Ingale imisauio asyiuni Jamnuary 2 , 1889 ,
In addition to rellpqtulsiuhuug thus property ,
McKane also , wlhuln ( sixty days , must file
an a000tuiltimig. showIng s'luat Ito huas done
wllu all ( hue nioney lIe has cohlecteul In rents
amid from othuor sources. Tite big estate foil
into huts hands nearly seven years ago.
,1Jcx IIWL4 ui ; i'IIII S TJIICII OFF
Sonic of thin lirooklymi Street Umur IOunpioycm
% 'thi Itetiurut t , ) Vork ,
BROOKLYN , Feb. 16.-Tue Brooklyn
trolley strike was partially voted off ( huls
niornitig. Tile strikers tvhuo were emnployed
oil ( hue flroolclymu Ileighuts ulnul thue Queeuis
county niuti suliurbamuti railroads must at this
local assemnbihles ( hula niorutluig amid declared
the strike off as far as ( lucy were concoruied.
This was mloiie withuout ( lie comiBent of Ills-
trlct. Assembly No. 77 , Souiio of ( hue macmi
connected withi ( lueso two roads wIll apply
for thtelr hiiaces at once.
Suuved 'h'IiuiioIvo5 1mm this 1Ito Iiont .
IIALTIMOIIII , Feb. 16.-A private ( ole-
grain states that a party of Baltimore men
have beet ! shlpwreckcd oti itoamioke island ,
omt the coast of North Carolina. Th
, .tnna , . fl , , , . , , , , , , , In tim not.rn c.tnrmr.
taut wrecked a muluort distance from ( ho
Island. 'I'lio paussemugers took to the life.
boats and roachleul laud , whore they wIlt
remaIn until rescued.
$300.00 for a Idea.
Timia Is the biggest price ever offered for a
atcit line or heading for an advertIsement
hayden Bros. will give a cluolce of several _ _ _
first class pianos wortlu 300.00 each for the
hutcad line adopted and in addition will give
orders on their music department for $50,00
worth of music for the next five best ideas ,
according to mnorit ,
'ro secure aim absolutely impartial decision
applicants are requested to sign In number
emily and to mall corresponding muurnber wltht
nrme 'md address to Time Bee office , vlmere it
will remain until after the award Is made ,
Time righut is reBerved to use any head ha.
once ,
Tue following are the facts to be adver.
( iscd : hayden Bros. of Omaha aa thus emily
firm In thie world showing a coniieto 1mb of
( hue instruinieiits niauiufactured by ( hue five
most renowned lutano makers on earth , Hay.
then l3ros. are not tied up with red ( mips reside. '
tIons like regular selling agents , but are fees
to make this lowest prices ever heard of ,
hayden hires , put sllecial streess on the
Steinway and Voso pianos hiecause thuey have
a larger line In stock and can buy them
cheaper than any othut'r muiakea of equal reputation -
tation , Do not his misled by any one claim.
11mg the solo agency. Ilayclemu Bros. huavo
theiui uilrect frail ! ( Ito factory as well as
from this Max Meyer & flro , Co. stock , Meals
trade paper are saying iano cannot be sold
In a mleparmnent ( store , but asmusilile people
whto do not care ( a he hmootiwlnhceth by silly
frills are muot so notIonal mind the heat proof
of ( hula is that Hayden fires , sold snore
pianos , organs anti musical lnstruuuueiuta In
one week than : any five music stores west of
Chicago huave sold In six months. The niuio
trade papers say thIs innovation will be
wutclmeul with unusual interest anti hayden
Ihios. propoo to keep them guessing.
DOCTOR
SEARLES
& SEARLESI
144" Chronic
2i ?
Hirvoiis1
PrivathDiseases
Diseases ,
,1IIE.vi.ui E'F is Y M . I L. Cnuusullatlou Vrcc.
Wocuro Catarris , all diseases of the
Noun , , Throat , Cheat , Stomach , Liver ,
Blood , 8khz and Kithioy Diseases , Fo.
male Wunlcnoesos , Lost Manhood , aaut
ALL PRIVATE DISEASES OF MEN.
WEAl Mgi AltIO VIOTIMB TO hiiOhtVOU3
Debility or Fxitaustion , WastIng Weakness , Im *
voiumutuury Loe.ej , with Jfarly Oiecay In foung
amid mmddl aged ; lack of vim , vigor amidweameemi.
prematurely In approachIng old site , Mi 7.11
readily in cur new treatment for lea. of vItal
power , CAi or. or address wlttt stamp for clr ,
rulars. free book an'I rec.lptu.
Dr. Searles aud Scarles , 1410 Fmtriuijmti
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