Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 31, 1896, Image 9

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Interesting Oaso Involving a Number of
the Biotuc Tribo.
Plmt Horn mill MNN | fSooil Xntnreil
Pool Hear Creulu HomvtliliiK of
u HeiiHiitloii In the Crow
Creuk Klciucnt.
CHnMUEULAIN , S. D. , Oct. 30. ( Special. )
A dlvorco case , In which members of the
Sioux trlbo are principals , has been com
menced hero and so far as romantic features
nro concerned Is qltlto Interesting. In Oc
tober , 1890 , First Horn , a redoubtable war
rior , end Appwrlng Earlh , a reservation
belle , were married nt the agency by United
Sidles Indian Agent'A. P. Dlxon. Uoth nro
members of the Crow Creek tribe of Sioux.
All went smoothly In the Klrst Uorn house
hold until two years ago , when n young
Sioux beauty named Good Naturcd Keel
Hear appeared on the scene. The rcdsklnncd
beauty had been attending an eastern In
dian school and had returned to the reser
vation for her vacation , when she and First
Horn met nnd formed a warm attachment
for each other. They made no particular
attempt to conceal their nffectlon nnd nat
urally the Jealousy of the patient wife was
Then the recreant husband and the young
charmer decided to clopo. They fled to
Yankton agency , but were followed by In
dian police nnd forcibly carried back to
Crow Creek agency , where they were thrown
into Jail. After remaining In Jail for n
time they were liberated nnd the relatives
of Good Matured Fool Hear again sent her
to the eastern school , hoping that the scp-
nrntlon would cnuso the lovers to forget
each other. A few months ago the Indian
girl returned to her homo on the reserva
tion , nnd It was but n short time until she
again aroused the Jealousy of Mrs. First
Horn , who made complaint on several occa
sions to the Indian agent , and the couple
wcro punished by serving brief terms In
Jail. , ,
On September 10 First Horn and Good
Naturcd Fool Hear left the reservation and
went to Garni Valley , the county seat of
Buffalo county , where they wcro married by
llcv. E. P. Swartout , a Methodist minister.
They returned to the reservation In the
evening and the next morning wcro ar
rested by the agency nuthorltlco nnd placed
In Jail. A complaint against First Horn
was filed with United States Commissioner
SUmrt In this city , charging him with
bigamy , and n warrant was Issued and
served by Deputy United States Marshal
Lew la. The prisoner engaged the services
of oxCommissionerMorrow , who main
tained that the United States was without
jurisdiction In the matter , ns the marriage
ceremony constituting the act of blgam >
was performed outsldo the Crow Creek res
ervation nnd therefore only subject to the
state statutes. The United States commis
sioner concurred In this view nnd First
Horn wns released. His lawful wlfo has
now Instituted dlvorco proceedings against
him for bigamy and on other grounds. Judge
Morrow Is her attorney and the case will
bo tried before Circuit Judge Smith In this
Ilnther I'ecultnr Comity Sent I.ltlKii-
tloii In South Dakota.
PIERRE , S. D. , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) While
the question as to whether n two-thirds
vote would bo required to change the loca
tion of the county Heat In Roberts county ,
In the present county seat contest , was not
allowed to be raised In the mandamus case
which was brought before the supreme court
to compel the commissioners of that count )
to call an election for the purpose of voting
on that question at the coming general elec
tion , the decision of the court on the case
brought before It would leave the Impression
that only n majority Is required.
The decision , which was written by Judge
Fuller , after reciting the grounds set forth
in the demurrer , la ns follows : "This de
murrer was overruled and In the absence
of a properly verified answer the matter
was heard and determined on the papers
of the applicant , a resident of Roberts
county. It further appears that by a special
act of the territorial legislature , passed and
approved March 9 , 1SS5 , said county seat
was established at Wllmot , from which
Place It has never been removed ; that said
county Is organized and the county seat
thereof haa never been located by n ma
jority vote ; that at least sixty days before
the next general election a petition signed
by more than a majority of the legal voters
of said comity was presented to the Uoard
of County Commissioners , requesting that
the question of the location of the county
scat be submitted to the voters of said
county nt thu next general election anil
that notwithstanding said petition , and a
subsequent demand duly made , said board
refused and itlll refuses to submit said
proposition In accordance with the constitu
tional provision cited , which Is : 'In coun
ties already organized , whcro the county
scat has not been located by a majority
vote , It ; shall bo the duty of the county
board to submit t'Jo location of the county
epat to thO electors ot said county at a gen
eral election. The place receiving a ma
jority of all votes cast at said election shall
be the county seat of said county. '
"Under our view of the facts , admitted
by the demurrer nnd established at the
Jioarlng , ho further recital thereof is es-
Epntlnl to a proper consideration of the
ques-tlnns of law to be determined. As dls-
closed by the record , this proceeding was
instituted to procure the enforcement of a
public right ,
"To glvw to the electors of every organ
ized county In this elate , whose of gov
ernment has not been established by an
expression of popular will at thn ballot box ,
the right to locate tholr county sent by n
majority Vote was the clear Intention of
the framers of.I ho constitution. The pro
vision quoted abpvo l clearly and In all
respects self-executing and the public duty
imposed thereby upon the Hoard of County
Commissioners continues Incessantly until
the question has been submitted In con
formity with tint express command therein
"The duty Imposed and sought to bo en
forced Is of a public nature , ivatlng wholly
upon the defr-ndanU , by virtue of their of
fice , and no demand Is necessary.
"Tho conclusion to which wo have como
renders unnecessary a conitdnratlon of
counsel's contention concerning the aiif-
llclt-ncy of the .patltlon presented to the
board. The peremptory writ of mandami ) *
applied tor should Issue , aud It U so or
dered. "
This decision would lead to the belief
that only a majority vote la required In the
present contest to win , notwithstanding
there was another contest In 1884 , In
which thcru. was a pitched battle to lioli ]
the records , botwren Wllmot nnd Trnvers.
in whlclu M'JIinot secured the records and
ju'liy 'fhcW by .fgrcc until It si-cured legln-
latlte actldn giving It the eour.iy weal. Thai
very. , legislation now eeoiw to turn to Its
KnthiiNliiNtle nt Verm I II Ion.
VURMILL10N. S. D. , Oct. .10. ( Special. )
The rrpul. > llin rnlly Wfdneday night wan
the biggest dcmonMratlon at thn season.
Over Rf > 0 toirfces , 100 women and suventy-
nvo members of the MnKlnluy Ulcyclo club ,
together with ( ho Grand Army ot the Rc-
piibllo pot , University cadots. three band *
Hivi two drum corps , and numerotn float *
were In lino. An Amorlo.n factory In full
K t , ' ' ! | ia5vn | JJ' a thrcshlnc imgliio. a 0.
0 , P. elephant and Uurlc .Sam were In the
pnrndihenldc uuinoroiu banner * . Every
business hou o in town , except three , wns
gaily decorated with Hags nnd bunting. The
town re enibled a monster Fourth ot July
: clcbr.itlon. Hon. R. J. Gamble addressed
2,000 pcoplo In the afternoon nt the big
tent , and In the evening Hon. A. H. Wll-
cox of Yankton and Hon. E. E. Lewis of
Sioux City addressed over 0,000 In the tent
and at the city hall. Clay county will give
McKlnloy 200 majority.
CotiHtllntlonnl AinetiiliiieiitH In Month
Dakota , Catmint ; Tronhle.
PIERRE , S. D. , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) The
constitutional amendments to bo voted upon
at thn coming election In this state occupy
so much spnco on the printed ballots that
unless the voter ban decided In advance
which way ho will vote on the various prop
ositions many of them will not vote upon
the propositions at all , as they will not
have tlmo to read and form an opinion upon
them In the short tlmo they are allowed
to occupy the booth.
The first ono which appears on the sam
ple ballotfl sent out Is ono providing that
any county , municipal corporation , civil
township or subdivision may Incur not to
exceed 5 per cent of Its assessed valuation
In the way of Indebtedness , but that upon
a majority vote of the. electors of any such
division nnd additional Indebtedness not to
exceed 10 per cent of such assessed valua
tion may bo Incurred for the purpose of se
curing water for Irrigation or domestic'pur
poses. If this would never be abused It
would bu r ; good provision , but It opens the
way for schemers to got In their work , and
It la questionable whether It will carry , es
pecially as It Is directly In the way of In
creasing public Indebtedness , which does not
generally meet with favor among taxpayers.
The purpose of the second amendment late
to do uwny with the present double system
of controlling the state Institutions , put
ting them under the control of n board of
recents alone. Instead nf both regents and
trustees. As most ot the trouble which baa
como to the stntc Institutions has been
through the clashing of these boards that
would probably bo a good measure to carry
through. ,
The object of the third amendment Is
for the prevention of monopolies and trusts
In this state. It Is Intended ns an addition
to article xvll of the present constitution
and contains a provision that the legisla
ture .shall pass laws for the enforcement
of the provisions of the section. As the
cupromo court decided last winter In regard
to census enumeration that a constitutional
"shall" h mandatory on the legislature , but
( hero Is no penalty If they disobey It , that
part of the amendment doesn't amount to
much , nnd It only adds another protest to
the constitution as It now exists.
The inst Is the prohibitory amendment
nnd Is all Included in the words "shall nr-
tlrlo xxlv ot the constitution bo repealed ? "
Helping the drain DenlerN ,
CHAMUERLAIN , S. D. , Oct. 30. ( Spe
cial. ) The steamer Castalla Is engaged In
hauling grain from Wheeler and other
points along the Missouri river In Charles
Mix county to Running Water , whcro the
grain Is transferred and shipped to market
over the Milwaukee railroad. The steamer
makes n round trip every two days and car
ries llvo cars of grain each trip. Charles
Mix county Is without a railroad and for
merly the grain was hauled by team to
Armour , Douglas county , the nearest rail
road point. Since the steamer commenced
making trips the farmers have had to haul
their grain much shorter distances.
I.onlHVllle City Coiiiiellineti on ; the
Cm ml Jury Carpet.
LOUISVILLE , Oct. 30. Tlio grand Jury
haa ordered Indictments drawn against four
members ot the general council for
bribery in connection with the
recent election ot sinking fund
commissioners. The men accused arc
Alderman Jcnno and Councllmen Webber.
Fulton and Sowders , nil representatives of
the A. P. A. In the grand Jury's Instruc
tions to the commonwealth's attorney the
men are charged with voting on measures
In which they were directly Interested.
For some time there have been stories
of several members of the general council
holding their offices In violation of the city
charter , which prohibits any employe of the
city or member of the general council be
ing interested In any contracts with the city
of any character. A large number of city
officials and prominent citizens have been
appecWng before the grand Jury for n weel :
past , ift\d when the evidence upon which
thu Indictments are based Is made public
another sensation Is expected.
The Indicted parties arc republicans , and
ns the mayoralty contest divides Interest
with national Issues at the present time ,
the grand Jury's action will have great
political effect. In fact , the republicans
charge tbo grand jury has ordered the In
dictments for that reason aud with no hope
of conviction *
Small C > clone UOI-H Some Duiiiiiue on
the A Vat er Kront.
NEW ORLEANS , Oct. 30. Yesterday evenIng -
Ing a llttlo cyclone ; passed over-the city , tak
ing In about two miles of the river front.
U started from a waterspout In the river
and disappeared in the same direction. It
first struck the warehouse of the Inde
pendent Cotton Oil company and wrecked
the building. Most of the employes had
Just left It for the mills proper , and miracu
lously escaped Injury , It barely touched the
new elevator of the Illinois Central , damag
ing ono of the conveyers.
The wind then twisted down ono of the
streets near the river , tore off the roofs of
several residences and finally landed among
the cotton presses , wrecking' the fireproof
press and damaging others. It then suddenly
returned to thn river front ami disappeared.
A brakcman on the Texas Pacific and a boy
were seriously Injured. The total damage
was about $50,000.
.TnlliiH MiiimoTiIIiniKeil for thu Mur-
iler of Carey Illreh.
CHICAGO , Oct. 30. Julius Mannow , con
victed of the1 murder of Carey U. Ulrch , was
hanged In the county Jail at noon today ,
Ho wrote a letter yesterday , In which he
stated that Joseph Wlndrath , his companion
In crime , who was executed on Juno 5 last ,
was not guilty , claiming that ho did thn
shooting himself.
On the scaffold ho reiterated a charge
mndo some tlmo ago that Judge Horton had
led him to believe he would escape cap
ital punishment it he confessed , and thus
giving him a chance for bis life. His neck
uae broken by the fall. Mannow had a
criminal record extending over a period of
ten yclirs and had twice served terms In
the penitentiary for burglar1.
Revenue Cutter WlniloinTJiri-ali'iiH to
Sink the DiiuntleNN.
ATLANTA , Oct. SO. A special to the
Journal from Fcrnamllna , Fla. , sajs : Cap
tain Lnmm of the flllbiuitcr Dauntless , now
lying under the guns of revenue cutter Win-
Uom , Captain Hand , eny ; ho Is going to
Jacksonville tomorrow. Hand says he will
uluK the tug If ahe moves nnd Lonim says :
"All right , got ready your email boats to
pick up my men for I shall certainly make
the attempt. "
Ttvo VIvlliiiN * > f the Oil Slove.
MILWAUKEE , Oct. SO iShortlj after 12
o'clock today an oil stove at thi > residence
of William AJtenbach , SIS Greenfield ave
nue , exploded and scattered Ihe burning
fluid over the little family 'group In the
kitchen , Altenbach , hlf v lfo and n baby In
nrma were fatally bnrn'c'd ,
.Shot anil Killed Jiy n Companion. I
CINCINNATI , Oct. 30.-Hcrnhard H , Lang
meleru , a government njortkocper at Flc'ltf- '
chortnanV dlullllery , uhovoti shot by hit
rolloagnr , Ed McKlnzle , last nUht , died
today , A charge of munJtv has been placed
Chicago Shown Signs of the Partisan "War-
faro in Progress.
Xetv nnd Striking- ! Original IMnnn
Ailopleil by llotli Slilen mill Olil
Stnrlen Tulil to Illnitrnto
New 1'oliitn.
CHICAGO , , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) Politics
U a stern business , seen through Chicago
eyes , these closing days of the campaign.
All over this great big city , morning , noon
and night meetings are being held In the
Intorcrtt of one party or other. Uesldcs the
local speakers , who look after ward meet
ings , there are 600 speakers of state and
national reputation , on the republican side
alono. putting In their best efforts In behalf
of McKlnley and sound money.
The nrcnc , as politicians loved to can
the campaign of other years , Is the Jury
box of the present time and the Jurors are
the voters who must pass upon the merits
of the respective sides. It Is an education
to wa'.ch the methods of the republicans and
popocrats to gain the attention of voters ,
and one learns more of the practical workIngs -
Ings of politics hereabouts than was even
dreamed of In the height of Tammany's glory
and power. Hero Is the storm center , hero
the giant Intellects ol the country are
massed to teach the truths that are needed
to hold Illinois In the republican column.
And they are succeeding , even In the face
of the popocratlc nominee's presence upon
the field.
Whllo this picture , full of dash and color
may bo fair to look upon , there Is another
that Is most pathetic , a picture' of broken
heads and discolored eyes that tell the story
of protracted arguments at meetings which
are uouallv adjourned by a squad of police.
Excitement Is at the topmost pitch ; men for
get to take their meals , many of them forget
to go to bed In the fury and the frenzy
engendered by this campaign which has
been likened to the stressful days of the
early COs over again. And each recurring
day seems to heighten the desperation of the
silver leaders aa they see Illinois slowly , but
surely drifting away from their young
Tlllman of South Carolina , dark and re-
pcllant looking , his one cyo gleaming like
that of thu fabled basilisk , stood In the
lobby of the Auditorium annex yesterday
haranguing a crowd of free sllverltes. And
his talk was of class against class. It was
full of hatred for existing conditions and
sounded to the dispassionate listener as the
vituperative utterances of a man who
would welcome anarchy as a solution to the
present question. Later Tlllman talked to
The Bee cortespondcnt and said that he was
not laying awake nights picturing to himself
the woes of defeat. Ho said he was made of
sterner stuff than , that anil If defeat was to
tm his ho would buckle his armor tighter
about hint and welcome the revolution which
was sure to come with the dawn of the
twentieth century.
Whllo the conditions are moat serious
and presage no end of trouble on election
day , this campaign will go down In lilstorj
as developing more good stories illustrat
ing arguments advanced than ever before.
At a sound money democratic noonday meet
ing held at SO Adams street yesterday , Wil
liam U. Hill of Ohio was the speaker , and
In , the slang of the day , he was a corker.
Speaking of the democratic platform he told
this story. A well-to-do downcaster gave it
out to his friends that he had In his cellar
a barrel that had come over In the May
flower , brought by one of his ancestors.
This barrel gave the man certain social
standing , until In an evil moment he In
vited some of his neighbors to Inspect the
hallowed heirloom. Then the climax came ,
and the man moved away from town. The
barrel was under the cellar stairs In n
dimly lighted corner and desiring a closer
look one of his neighbors lighted a match.
As the match flared up everybody present
saw that the heads of the barrel were
brand new. Then another match revealed
new staves , while still another showed shin
ing steel hoops. The owner explained that
as the heads had rotted out be replaced
them with new ones , at the same time put
ting In new staves , and as the wooden hoops
had long slnco crumbled away he thought
to preserve the barrel he would put on steel
ones. "Then there Is nothing of the original
Mayflower cask but the bunghole , " cald the
neighbor. And the man admitted that It
was too true.
Great laughter followed the telling of this
story. When It had subsided somewhat
Hill sententlously remarked : "Hut , In the
case of the democratic platform , even 1 r
bunghole Is new. " An old story ! Yes , a
hoary-headed chestnut , but you haveno
Idea how the crowd caught the humor of
the situation.
This Is ono of the humors of the cam
paign : Two Irishmen raking up leaves on
the white house grounds Says Pat to Mike :
"Do ypez know , Mike , that afther the 1th
of March next Billy Dryan will bo pickIng -
Ing do flowers In do conshervatory boyant ? "
Says Mike : "Arrah , Pat , me bye , but he
had bolter not let Major McKlnley catch
him at It. "
Condition of the I.nxt Pour Yeni-H
Simply lint Forelhly I'reNoiiteil.
OMAHA , Oct. 30To the Editor of iJ'ho '
Bee : In the present heated condition of
thu political campaign , 'With ' so
many contradictory statements and
arguments by persons who are
supposed to bo equally intelligent. I ,
being a laboring man , wish to speak through
your cstlmablo paper to my fellow wage
earners on the Issues Involved. And I
wish to avoid the intricacies of argument
and appeal only to the good sense , calm
Judgment and keen memories of my fellow
And I think wo will all agree , no matter
what our views on sliver may bo , that the
ono thing to bo desired as the result of
the coming election Is prosperity. Let us
see. then. If we cannot , by the light of reason
and "with mallco toward none , but with char
ity for all , " place ourselves In position to
vote Intelligently on November 3. Wo all
remember that a few years ago we had
prosperity in this country. Every ono re
members that times were good during Pres
ident Cleveland's first administration and
through Harrison's administration. Wo all
agree on this point. That brings us to
1803. Let us recall some * fJcts concerning
Ihoso years , relying on our own memories
so as not to get muddled by the politicians.
Work was plenty , wages were good , business
was brisk. Merchandise was being shipped
out of Omaha In such vast quantities that ,
the railroads could not put enough men to
work at their local freight offices to load
and bill out all the freight In the day time ,
BO they had night forces at work , both load-
lug out cars and billing out the goods. The
trains WITH both long and numerous , and
then sometimes cars were left
over. I asked ono railroad man
why his company did not put on more
trains. Ho said "they did not have thu
engines. " I said : "Why don't they ( order
more ? " He said "tho locqmotlvo works had
more order * than they could fill. They -are
working double time , but cannot keep up
with Mia orders. "
The yards were full of loaded cars , and
all the switch engines that could keep out
of each other's way were being used night
and day. That requited men and many of
them , and at good pay. In the city buildings
both beautiful aud costly wcro constantly
being built. The street * werobeing/paved ,
Gas und water works wrru bolng put In , or
.tho plants enlarged. Merchants of ajl kinds
were prosperous and uhvuy * wore a pleasant
lock. Why , you remember it well , the
Union Pacific shop hoys had a strike be
cause they bad to work eo many lioura.
We don't near them complaining that way
now. What was true hero , was true every
where alt over this broad land , from the
Pine clad hills of Malno to California's
Golden Goto. '
Yes , our silver friends , factual was true ,
oil true , but wo were buying tlthrr $2,000,000
worth or 4,600,000 ounce * of isllver per month
then , and our circulation * was being In
creased that much every month ; besides the
gold coinage , and that la whit made times
gccxl , Now let us stick closeto what we
ean ourselves remember , * ' to be sure
wo are right. Yes , we were ( buying silver ,
and times wcro good. iTtfow , . we will nil
agrco that an effect cnnnot1 precede the
cause that produced It. f And wo will all
agrco that an effect will continue as long
as the cause producing It continues. Then
wo must all agree that It the purchasing
nnd coining of silver produced the good
times , those tlmrs shouldjand would con
tinue as long as wo continued to buy and
coin silver. Now , think backi three yearn.
Wo all ngrco that President Cleveland was
Inaugurated March 4 , 1393 } AVe.wcro still
buying silver. We remember'that In May
and June , 1893 , came the panic and general
depression. Wo wcro etlll buying silver.
Wo can all remember limit * ut If any one
needs proof It Is found , In the fact that
Mr. Cleveland , on Juno 30,189S , called con
gress to meet In extra sefston In August ,
ISM , to repeal the purchasing clause of the
Sherman act. But wo wens still buying
silver. Plcaso note these facts , Panic had
come , hard times had commenced , confidence
had fled , nut woitlll bought silver. No
vember 1 , after long nnd 'heated debates ,
the purchasing clause was repealed. Now.
our gold friends said the cause of the panic
and hard times was because we wcro buyIng -
Ing and using silver in such largo quanti
ties. We all remember that. Well , If they
were right then , when we stopped the cause ,
the effect should stop also. But did it ?
No. I think the bard times are still with
us , don't you ?
I'll assume that your answer Is yes. Then
It follows that the purchase and use of
sliver did not cause the good times , nor
did the stopping of the raying of silver
cause the hard times , for ah effect cannot
precede Its cauee. Well , then , what Is the
trouble ? Wo will all agrci ) there Is some
thing wrong. What Is It ? Let us again
turn our thoughts back and live over again
the year 1892 and before thxt year. We all
agrco that the good times yff have had since
the war of the rebellion were enjoyed by
us under a protective tariff lay , cither In
consequence of It , or In rpltc of It , and
wo laboring men don't cafe much which
Uut In 1S92 our democratic friends told us
In their platform that n protective tariff
was n robber tariff. That If wo would put
them in power they would change that law
to a tariff for revenue only , That then we
would capture the markctn of the world
That wo would have moro work , better
wages , and Increased happiness' . Many of
us believed them when they told us our
blankets were so highly taxed that It was
a great burden to us to buy them , and many
of us now wish wo could carry those burdens
again , for we have not beeb able to buy a
new blanket since , taxed or untaxcd. They
said prices wcro too high aud It cost un
too much to live. We puf them In. nnd
slnco then It has been hardtwork to live at
all. Thcso arc facts we aly agree on , oven
If wo disagree as to their cause. We nUo
all agrco that under the protective tariff
law and before there was pny prospect of
the repeal , business of all kinds was good ,
wages wcro good men frctjucntly quit one
Job to take another at an Increase of pay.
Now men keep their old , < ( > bs at a lower
salary , many of them , whllo others have had
steady work hunting for a Job slnco 1S93 ,
either In consequence of n trrlff-for-rcvcnue-
only-law , or In nplto of It/and / they don't
care which. These' ' facts arc known to us
all. To many they have bUbme so fixed on
memory's page that tneyKcan- never be
erasfd. * .
Let us sum up" what wo. : no\v dld-oxlst
under a protective pollcy. lthor as a con
sequence or In npH6 of Uv : { Work plenty ,
wages good , nnd In' many Instances In
creasing ; nearly all who wanted to work
constantly eniployed ; thrifty farmers pros
perous ; country rapidly settling up ; values
of homes and farms increasing ; railroads
reaching out Into now fields.cities ; spring
ing up as If by magic ; foreign commerce
Increasing ; domestic commerces rapidly In
creasing ; schools , churchcsi libraries , etc. ,
being built in largo numbers ; prosperity
In very deed an accomplished fact ; the
national debt rapidly diminishing ; peace In
all the land ; territories becoming states so
fast one would have to consult the last
atlas before telling his child the number
of states In the union ; all these and more.
Np question about It. '
Let us look back nt the 'other ' side and
sum up the farts under th tarlff-for-revo-
nuc-only-law , either In consequence of It erIn
In splto of It. AVc can all aproo on facts , }
am sure : Work scarce , , ' and getting
scarcer ; wages reduced , and1 In many cases
gene where no balmy breezes blow ; many
wanting work , but want their only master ;
all farmers needlneprospcrltyr _ development
ceased ; railroads closing up small stations
along lines now built , and scarcely a
thought of extension anywhere ; values of
homes and farms decreasing : cities be
coming depopulated ; grass growing In busi
ness streets , that is , where business used
to bo ; goods being Imported In largo quan
tities , whllo our factories arc closed , our
men out of work ; prosperity gene to other
climes ; national debt Increasing ; peace , no
such thing to bo found anywhere.
While these facts , on .which wo all
ngrco are existing , or were existing , would
it not. bo wise for us to go 16 the polls on
November 3 nnd vote for , a return to the
protective tariff policy , so that the facts
which we know did exist tinder that policy
may again exist , cither In consequence of
the law , or in splto of It , ? 'I think , yes.
Then wo must vote for" the republican
candidate. A. H , VOSUURGH.
I.Ineoln I'eople I'repnre n Giolileii
I'roNpect for Mr. Itrynii.
LINCOLN , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) "Flag
Day" in Lincoln tomorrow will receive a
most enthusiastic observance , from all loyal
republicans. In nccorUauco with the proc
lamation issued by Notional Chairman
Hanna all who Intend to vpto for McKlnley
nnd sound money nro preparing to decorate
their homes with the , rcd , whlto and blue.
When W. J. Bryan returns to Lincoln ho
will find the residences and , business houses
of a great majority of his fellow citizens
decorated with the chosen emblem of repub
licanism. Ho will also bo ) confronted with
thousands of bits of yellovr ribbon , the In
signia of sound money , whichever way ho
turns. I
Yesterday Chairman Stcnlienson. received
10,000 lithographed flags ! containing portraits
traits of McKlnloy and Hobart , together
with the Inscription , "McKlnloy , Protection ,
Sour.d Money and Prosperity. " The Hags
wcro distributed at county headquarters
today and there wag a big demand for
them. Each caller was .c\ven \ two flags end
a sample ballot with anX opposite the
name of every republican caudldtae.
' * *
Where Coercion 'Pond ' , tuVorU. .
TALMAGE , Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special Tele
gram. ) L. M. Zook , republican , while
making his way homo from the country last
night about 8 o'clock and | ltUn about one-
half mlle of town , wua met by three men
and commanded to hurraS ; for Dryan , On
refusing to do EO acveraltfimoti were fired
In order to scare Zodkv but be is from Mis
souri and had to see it done. He was threat
ened If ho refused to comply with their re
quest they would shoot dim ; atlll their
threats failed to force Zo'elf to change his
mind. Arrests will b
f ,
I > leH Tlirouuli III * Omf
NEW YORK , Oct. 30-jJphn Houston and
his wlfo wcro asphyxiated < by Illuminating
gas In their apartments In "fjoluaibus avenue ,
Houston died noon after 'bclnc found and
Mra , Hauslon'a conditional * Critical. The
calamity was duo to caiflewuros on the
part of Houston , who aft r mine a drop
light turned oft the gas it the lamp , but
not at the fixture to which the rubber tube
, was Attached. '
Republican Committee Euro of Over Thros
Thousand Mnjority.
Work of ( lie I.nnt Three Month * llns
ISITeCtlVe TU II TIlltttMlltlll
Convert * to MeKlnley anil
Sound .Money.
Although the campaign of 1S9C will not
bo formally ended until 12 o'clock Monday
night , the task of organization and align
ment of forces for the struggle of Tuesday
has been practically completed. It Is not
expected that many votes will bo changed
between now and the day of election , and
the figures of the managers on the result
arc based on the situation as It Is today.
In Douglas county the tight has been
particularly vigorous. From the first It has
been the Impression that a decisive majority
fir the republican ticket In this county was
cvrscntlal. To bring this about the repub
lican managers have for the past three
months carried the light , not only Into every
precinct , but into every home In the county ,
and It la conceded that they have completed
the most effective political organization ever
known In Douglas county. The result has
been successful beyond all hopes , and It la
now promised that this county will give a
republican majority of from 3.000 to 6,000.
These arc the figures on which Chairman
Lewis of the county central commltUe Is willIng -
Ing to risk his reputation as a political
ferecnsjer. and they are tmpportcd by the
polls In the hands of the committee. "I be
lieve that this county will go republican by
5,000 , " said Mr. Lewis yesterday morning. "A
close canvass of tbo situation as It stands
this week Indicates that McKlnlcy'fl majority
will bo over 3,000 , and In that estimate wo
allow the claims of the Ilryan men In the
county and South Omaha , which are not
likely to bo realized. Our advices from
South Omaha are to the effect that the result
will be very close In that city. We am
told that Uryan's majority will , at the
most , not exceed 100 or 200 , and that there
arc good grounds for believing that the
city will give McKlnley a small majority.
"The commlttcemen from every one of the
country precincts declare that they will
come to Omaha with a majority for Mc
Klnley. Dut In my estimate I am allowing
Uryan 3GO majority In South Omaha and
300 In the country precincts. Rvcn at that ,
Omaha will pull up a majority that will
leave McKlnley over 3,000 votes to Jhe good
In the county. If , an there Is every reason
to expect , South Omaha and the country
precincts break even , Douglas county will
bo In line with a majority of upwards of
1,000 , and It la my personal ballet that It
will bo 5,000 when the votes are counted.
"To appreciate the extraordinary change
of sontlmont that has been effected In the
last three months It must be- understood
that when we entered the campaign In July ,
a thorough canvass Indicated that the votes
In this county were equally divided between
McKlnley and Uryan. Since that time
nearly 2,000 voters have come over to the
sound money cause. "
HcpulillciliiM Will Xiit Intcrrrr < : ivlth
I'opncrntlc MeetlnKM.
The.arrangements for .the appearance , of
W ; 'J. Dryait In Omaha next Monday night
have been practically decided on by his man
agers. Ho will speak at halt a dozen
halls during the evening , but the order In
which he will appear at each has not been
announced , as It Is feared that If this was
done , hit ) crowd would all congregate at thu
first rendezvous and leave the others de
serted. Chairman James C. Dahlman of
the popocratlc state central committee will
accompany Mr. Bryan on his tour of the
state and return with him to Omaha. The
candidate Is billed to arrive at the Union
de-pot from Lincoln , over the Burlington , at
8:15 : p. m. Ho will bo mot by a reception
committee nnd an escort of the Veteran
Uryan club. They will accompany him to
the hall where ho will make his first speech ,
Which will probably bo Boyd's theater. Dur
ing the evening Mr. Bryan will also speak
at Crclghton hall , Washington hall , Ger-
manla hall. Metz hall on South Thirteenth
street , and to the Swedish Bimetallic club
at some hall not yet designated. It Is also
expected that ho will speak at two or three
open air meetings.
In this connection there Is a good deal
of Indignation expressed by prominent re
publicans at the forced effort of a local
silver publication to carry the Idea that the
republican demonstration of Monday night
Is an organized effort to Interfere with Mr.
Bryan. The facts are that from the flrst
the committee In charge of the- demonstra
tion has taken every precaution to confine
the parade to points where it would not an
noy Mr. Uryan or prevent everyone from
hearing him who wanted to do so. It Is
well known that the Uryan managers In
Omaha have become desperate during the
past few weeks , and that slnco the re
publican demonstration has assumed such
mammoth proportions , they fear that It will
leave Uryan with only a corporal's guard to
talk to. Uut the republican managers call
attention to the fact that If the people
prefer to Join In the demonstration. It la
their free choice. No feature of the
demonstration will interfere with anything
the popocrata have on tap , and every one
who wants to attend the Bryan meetings
can do so without being annoyed In any
manner by the republican Jubilation , which
will bo going on north of Farnam street.
In view of the manner In which the
objects tct the demonstration have been mis
represented the committee addressed a letter
yesterday to the popocratlc committee , ask
ing the members to meet tbo republican
committee In conference In Frank 13. Moorea'
oinco during the forenoon. One representative
of the silver people appeared , and In his
presence a resolution was passed which
effectually prohibited any movement south
of Farnam street by the republicans. The
representative of the Ilryan committee was
compelled to concede that the republicans
wcro disposed to treat them fairly , but
Intimated that they wanted the republicans
to keep off Farcam-street , too.
CIcrkH Urneil ( < Report ( litIUMiltH to
I'ropcr AuthorltleH.
City Clerk Hlgby and County Clerk Red-
fleld have united In an effort to see that the
Judges and clerks of election are at the
booths promptly at 7:30 : o'clock next Tues
day morning. Some little time Is always
required to get ready for the voters , and In
view of the tremendous vote registered , It
Is neccasary ( hit the booths should open
promptly at 8 o'clock.
Today Is the last day of registration.
Sunday morning City Clerk Hlgby will be
In his offlco from 8 to 12 o'clock to receive
the reports of registration. Previously the
clerks have sent them in by mall , but this
time the registration board In every pre
cinct must co that the returns are brought
to the city hull In person before noon Sun
Decorate Down In Inclliiiui.
Gcorgo U. Hayncs , city passenger agent
of the Milwaukee , has returned from a trip
through tbo southern part of Indiana. He
says the number of sound money ( lags and
pictures of the Hound money candidates that
arc to be seen In tbo windows of the farm
homes In that part of the country ls uur-
prlslngly large. Ho eaja If the display of
colors counts for anything , that part of the
* tate will go for MoKlnloy.
Heal FneU In the Cimc.
A report baa been circulated by a down
town publication that a paper headed by
the name * of General Manager Dickinson
and Superintendent of Car Service Bucking
ham bat uono through tbo Union Pacific
headquarters for signatures of those do-
nlrlng to enter the sound money parade of
Monday night. The former's name was
fifteenth on the list , the tatter's appeared
as the twentieth on the list , and the list
was started by the clerks themselves and
not by the higher officials ; otherwise the
report was correct.
FLAGS AXI > l AXM Hs"iiJ\'KUY\VlIHnn. :
Sound Money Uei'iirntloiiN III Nearly
Kvery llitnne III Town.
Today will be the "flag day" officially
proclaimed by the republican national com
mittee , and the windows of the business
blocks and suburban residences Indicate
that It will bo generally observed , This
sort of decoration haa never before been
carried to such an extent In n political cam
paign and the Idea has proved to bo tlio
moat popular that has ever been suggested.
The decoration about the city Is only lim
ited by the supply of flags and McKlnley
and Hobart lithographs which the committee
was able to obtain. The supply of 7,000
lithographs and 10,000 ( lags was exhausted
In less than twenty-four hours and nearly
es many more could have bean disposed of.
They are now conspicuous In the windows
of four buildings out of five all over thu
city. On the residence streets there arc
many localities where every house for eev-
cral blockc bears the Insignia of sound
money and protection. On Sherman avenue
from Mandcrson street down town there
were counted 117 houses decorated with
flags and McKlnley lithographs , while only
two showed a preference for Ilryan. The
same proportion holds good In nearly every
quarter of the city , and a stranger would
be compelled to believe that Omaha was
unanimous for McKlnley. Even In the Ilach-
clors' Quarters , the property of Q. M. Hitch
cock , nearly every window has some sound
money decoration , while there Is but one
Bryan lithograph In sight.
niNlrllintliin of Sample UnllnlN.
A general misapprehension BOCIUS to pre
vail regarding the sample billets contain
ing the names of the candidates for presi
dential electors , state and county officers.
Thcso ballots are prepared by the county
clerk and the samples have been at the
clerk's ofllco since Thursday morning. There
are 85,000 of these , or enough to give every
voter In the county four ballots , as1 the law
requires. Any voter may gel fontof these
ballots by calling at the offlco of the county
clerk In the court house. In view of the
extreme length of the state ticket It has
been suggested that voters study the sample
ballots In order to familiarize themselves
with the work of voting for the desired
ClerliH Are Not Coeroeil.
The clerks In the Union Pacific headquar
ters are greatly Incensed over the report
of a local paper that they arc being coerced
to enter the sound money demonstration of
Monday night. Those who have agreed to
parade have done so of their own free will.
Tht-rc are many , especially In the general
freight oinco , who are In favor of Ilryan ,
and they are not at all worried for fear of
losing thulr positions.
\oteH of tlie CiuuiialKit.
On election night the I'nkrok Xapadu will
receive and post bulletins on the election.
They will bo displayed from the ofllco on
South Thirteenth street.
One hundred and fifty of the members of
the Webster Flambeau club wont up to
Tekamah Ihst night to Join the republican
parade at that town. The boys took along
a band and one of the McKlnley shotgun
clubs to assist them In jubilating.
The members of the Thurston Flambeau
club go to Papllllon this evening to par
ticipate in a republican rally , It Is expected
that all of the republican clubs of Sarpy
county will bb on hand to tike , part In
the parade. The. Omaha noyn- will - congregate
gate at their armory at 630 ; o'clock and
march from there to iho union depot.
The nobles of Tangier Temple will hold
carnival at the tcmplo on election night.
Arrangements have been made to receive
the full election service of the Western
Union and the returns will be indicated on
a stcrcoptlcan. At the same time the nobles
will bo entertained at a social session of
music , entertainment and light refreshments ,
which will assist to pass the hours. The
session will continue from S o'clock to 3
a. m.
llriitiil Holilier So Kur SneeexMfnlly
Klnili'H the OltlerrH.
TIE SIDING. Wyo. , Oct. 30. ( Special. )
Efforts to capture the murderer of Mra.
Louis Wurl , or to secure any clew to the
Identity of the murderer , have been fruit
less. A stranger took dinner at this place
Tuesday noon who had a cut over his eye
and a scratch on his wrist. Ho said he ,
had been held up by some men Just out
side of the village , who had taken J100 from
him. The stranger has disappeared , and an
effort Is being made to find him.
It Is not believed ho was the man who
killed Mrs. Wurl. as ho took dinner hero
fully twenty 'hours ' after the murder must
have been committed. Mr. Wurl Is con
vinced that his wlfo was killed about 4
o'clock Monday afternoon. The last seen
of her allvo was at 2:30 : Monday afternoon ,
when she left a neighbor's house for home.
It was evident that she had , Just prior to
her murder changed her clothes preparatory
to milking thu cows , and had undoubtedly
gone to the barn to do that work when she
was killed. The crime , It U believed , was
committed in connection with the robbery
of the house , The cosh box , which had
contained about $100 , was rilled , and all
of the money taken excepting about $3. It
is believed Mra. Wurl was knocked down
with a rock which was found at her feet
covered with hair and blood , Then she was
struck four times on the head with a
shovel , crushing the .skull by Its terrible
force. Then her throat was cut from ear
to car.
It had been the custom of Mr. Wurl to
keep his money n a box on tliu bed room
table. It had recently been moved from
this place and placed in another box on a
shelf In an adjoining room. The theory of
the murder is that It was done by some
one familiar with the fact that the money
was usually kept In the bed room , for the
box In that room had been searched and
overturned ; that the thief was seen and
recognized by Mrs. Wurl , and that she was
killed to shield him from arrcut. There
were some tracks about the premises , made
by a man and by a horse , but nothing ban
yet been discovered which gives a clew to
the murderer , and the affair la Involved In
\o Illteh In Seahonril TrniiMfer.
NEW YORK , Oct. 30. Official denial was
glvtn today to the statement telegraphed
from Baltimore that a hitch had occurred
In the negctlatlons for the transfer of the
controlling Interest in the Seaboard &
Hoanoke , or Scabcard Air Line , to Th'-nias
F. Ryan of this city as a result of the iat-
tcr's failure to raise the money necessary
to pay for the stock. The further state
ment that an extension of time had been
asked and granted In order to clcso the
deal was also officially declared to bo un
true , as were also other statements that
the new purchasers of the property were un
able to carry out their agreement. A
.high authority on Seaboard Air Line mat
ters said to a reporter that Mr. Uyan has
acquired the control of the road for him
self and In the purchase of the property
hu stands alone.
I'lintniiiNler Jewell UIICM Wronif.
DENVER , Oct. 30-Poitofflce Inspector
McMecheu has been notified of the arrest of
Assistant Postmaster D , J. U , A. Jowett efFort
Fort Stanlon , N. M. , charged with embez
zlement of $151. Jewell was chairman of
the Louisiana returning board of 1870 that
decided In favor of the Hayes electors , do-
( eating Tllden for the prcsfdrncy ,
.Suhooner AVreukeil , lint Crow Kuveil.
TWO HARnonS.Mich. . . Oct. 30.-The
schooner 8. P. Ely W H totally wracked on
the breakwater hero early this morning
Her crew , which took to the rigging , wen
dually rescued by the tug Ella G. Htouo
before the arrival of the lite saving crew
Irom Duluth ,
A Night for Qnmboling Sprites and the
Wicked Small Boy ,
Pnvorlte ( innu-R of Merry MnUern Uf
flonuliinN .Menu * of CeUlnk n Tip
oil the Important UueMlon
of .Matrlmmi- .
Tonight Is Imllowe'cn 'the night dedicated
to lovers and tnntds , to romantic people ot
all ages and to small boys who have de
signs on the gates ns well ns the peace nnd
comfort of their neighbors. The last night
ot October Is hnllowc'en , the festival known
to the church ns All Souls' day , and which
Immediately precedes All Saints' day. Llt-
tlo Is known of hallowtt'cn excepting as It
Is lundcd down ns a tradition to younger
generations by those of foreign birth , for
It Is distinctly a European custom In Us.
secular observance , nnd It Is In the country
districts that It Is particularly celebrated
as a night of feasting , games and Jollity.
Like so many other holidays and customs ,
It had Its foundation In'the church , which , ot
course , still observes All Souls' day on thai
date , but the customs which have sprung
up nnd clustered about hallowc'cn have
gradually become far removed from any
religious significance and nro peculiar to.
the romantic youths nnd girls ot country
districts , who on that night seek to learn
who are to be their future partners In life.
In Ireland and Scotland Hallowe'en Is ono
ot the most eagerly awaited festivals of the
year , for by tradition and folk lore that night
Is given over to the "good people , " ( ho
fairies , who know nil nnd rule nil In the-
lives of lovers. And the fairies nro Blip-
posed to bo particularly gracious on hal
lowc'cn and If the proper sort of spells are
chanted they will reveal nil that a lovesick
maiden wants to know concerning her fu
ture husband.
Merry parties assemble In the farm house *
on hallowc'cn night to join In the gamea
which from time Immemorial have marked
the annual recurrence of the festival , and
tables are piled high with good things to cat
and drink after the games are ended. Ono or
the oldest nnd best known of the charms
Is known as "snap apple" and IB practiced
even In prosaic , work-a-day cities , where *
people arc supposed to think not of fairies
and sprites , but of dollars and cents. A
number of apples arc marked to correspond
with names nnd tossed Into n tub of water.
The young person who tries the charm
kneels bcsldo the tub and tries to catch ono
of the bobbing apples with his teeth. If ho
succeeds , which Is doubtful , he will some
day marry her whoso name corresponds to
the mark on the apple.
Apples arc utcd In many of the farm. '
house charms , and another trick , which la
the outgrowth of some charm long alnco for
gotten , Is now productive of nothing but
laugliten A hoop Is suspended from the
celling o It will swing laterally , and ou
nails driven In It are placed cnndlo ends ,
and apples alternately. The candles are
lighted and the hoop given a twist which
sends It spinning In n circle. The ono who
tries the gome stands beside It with hands
bound behind his back and tries to snan
an apple with his teeth as It passes. In
most trials ho .gets n large mouthful of
lighted cnndlo , which Is the object of the
game , as viewed by his shrieking friends la
the room.
When the fun of this has died away an
apple Is placed upon n nail on the wall and
a number of persons arc armed with sticks
and told to walk around a small keg twenty
times , striking It each time with the stick.
After the twentieth round the player starts
for the distant apple and tries to knock It
from Is null with the stick. Any ono who
ever walked around a keg twenty times
knows what results. The dlzzlncso which
sets In Immediately the course of the walker
Is changed cither throws him to the floor or
brings him many feet from the apple when
ho tries to hit It , and this makes more fun
for the crowd.
The love charms are the most interesting
of the hallowe'en customs , however , and
are eagerly watched by the boya nnd girls.
In tl'em apples and nuts figure , the celebra
tion being originally at the close of the har
vest season and the fruit Is typical of the
time of year. Two beans are "named" for
a couple who are supposed to bo courting *
and laid sideby side on a Hat place In the
lint ashes. As the beans swell with the
heat they roll and bound in the ashes and
If one springs from ( no other It nugurs 111
for the couplo. If by chance they are con
sumed whllo lying sldo by sldo the speedy
marriage of the couple Is foretold. In cities
whcro fireplaces and ashes are not at hand ,
apple seeds are used In this charm and they
Are laid side by sldo on the lid of a stovo.
The girls use apple uccds for another
charm , to discover which of two young
courtiers should bu chosen. An apple seed
named for each Is placed on the eyelids and
the girl closes her eyes with a snap. If one
seed remains that young man is the favor
ite. Tradition supplies no remedy when
both fall down.
Another rhsrm , which Is religiously fol
lowed by many young pcoplo Is worked
with thrcu glasses. Ono Is filled with pure
water , another with colored water and the
third Is let' empty. The youth who wants
to know what fortune has In store la blind
folded and led Into the room where the
glasses nro ranged upon the table. Ho Is
led up and told to touch one. If the clear
water Is touched , his brldo will bo a maiden ;
If the clouded water , a widow , and if ho
Is lucky enough to touch the empty glass
ho will escfpo without marriage.
Midnight of hallowc'cn Is , of course , the
tlmo when the charms and tokens are par
ticularly elllcnclous , and It Is then that tlio
glrh get a tip on whom they are to marry.
Just nt midnight the girl who wants to know
goes down the cellar stairs backward , carry
ing n lighted candle In ono hand and n mirror
In the other. In the farthest , darkest cor
ner f > ho looks In the mirror and sees the faca
brsldo her own of her husband per
haps. Again nt midnight she * slowly and
carefully peels an apple so that the paring
docs not break until nhe ha finished , nnd
then she tosses the peeling over her left
shoulder. If the fates ere kind it will
fall on thu floor In the shapn of the Initial *
of the name of her lover. Uut the small boy
has no tlmo for such foolery. To him hal-
lowo'en Is n night for mischief , for fun > un
alloyed , for daro-davll tricks. No ono knowa
jnat how this custom started , probably , but
over slnco there were small boye they have
celebrated hallowo'cn by an uproarious time.
Policemen wink ut the frolics , nnd when
they see a band of youngsters taking n gate
from the mlnUter's limuo and lunging It
on the corner lamp post , the man falls to
musing on the times when ho was a mem-
bur of the happy band which did Just such
tricks. When the grocer'o sign Is tacked
on the undertaker's shop and bolls are nin
wildly nt unholy hours , the policeman
quickly disappears lent lip should be seen
and reported. He. has a warm heart for the
lad and J'nllowc'en Is their night.
The morning after dUclogca nearly every
uulKhborhood lucky eiuugh to have small
boys In the general aspect ot a cyclone-swept
town. Gates arc unhinged and piled in va
cant lots. Signs are thangcJ und dogs are
tied up to doorknobs , Ilarrcla from tbo
grocer's nro stacked on ( ho lawn of the old ,
maid , who hates hoyi , and cats are likely
to bo ulmrat anywhere they do not belong.
Hut the wlso resident doea not complain
after the first burst of profanity. He sagc-ly
sets about righting thliips nnd tries to plclc
out his gate from the pllo , remarking to his
neighbor , bent on a elmllar errand , that
"boys will be boys. " Which has been sung
or said before * .
A sere throat or tough , u suffered t
iirogrens , often results In an-Incurable throat
or lung trouble. "DrowuU DroachlU
Troches" give Instant