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o TOE OMATTA DAILY ttfflfl ; MONDAY , OCTOBER 31 , 1808.
Abuses Practiced by Contractors a Discredit
to the Government.
IMMENSE WORK OF TRANSPORTING MAILS
Ilciiorl ot Hrcwml AwilNtnnt 1'nnlinnn-
< cr ( ii-ll.-rnI TrrnlN lnt Ti" < -
lnnl > of Hull Trnimpor
WASHINGTON , Oct. 30 The Immense
work of transporting the malts throughout
the United States Is dealt with In the annual -
nual report of Second Assistant Postmaster
General William S. Shallcnbcrgcr , which
was made public today.
The main feature of the report Is a vigor
ous arraignment ot existing star route
Shallenbergcr refers to the
present syBtem of speculative bidding for
" the govern
alar routes as "dlscredltablo to
ment. " Ho says the bidders cut a llttlo
under the old contract prices and risk being
able to BUblet at a profit. The competition
results In the greater part of these contracts
being awarded at very low rates , the ac
cepted bidders or their agents often using
valuable contracts from poor and Ignorant
men as principals and sureties.
The report recites the subsequent steps.
saying the subcontractors , If complaining ot
greater requirements than they understood ,
nro threatened with the penalties by the contractors -
tractors , or If the subcontractors attempt
service with Inadequate equipment fines arc
Imposed upon them. Finally , If the sub
contractors abandon the routes or the de
partment Is compelled to remove them and
employ temporary Bcrvlcc , the cost of which
Is charged to the contractors , the latter In
turn take action against the subcontractors ,
who may thus lose the llttlo property they
pill on * Cfiiilrnclopw.
"Then there nro the unscrupulous con
tractors , " It Is added , "who fall to pay their
carriers , which causes hundreds ot claims
against the contractors to bo filed In this
ofllco and necessitates voluminous corrp.
apondenco to get the claims adjusted. Again ,
there will bo a bidder who , In his eagerness ,
will make his bids nt rates lower than those
for which ho can secure subcontractors
There follows a general failure to perform
the servlco awarded him and the department
Is put to the trouble and expense ot arrane
Ing temporary service and relcttlng the con
The 'conclusion drawn is that the profit to
contractors -must lie considerable and If the
department could deal directly with the men
who do the work the total amount paid by
the govcrntn H being put Into the service
without any margin to speculative middle
men , It would undoubtedly produce better
mall service It Is conceded that exclusion
of speculative "bidders would Increase the
cost to the government and recent examina
tions at the request ot congress Indicate the
additional cost would bo $1,500,000 , which ,
however , would go Into effect gradually
The belief Is expressed that a considerably
larger sum for faster transportation would
bo well expended If It resulted In Improved
equipment , "as many ot the horses and
vehicles now used In carrying the malls
present such a dilapidated and disreputable
appearance as to be a strong argument in
condemnation of the present sjstcm "
Legislation Is recommended requiring all
such bidders to reside on , or contiguous to ,
the route cohered or formally agree to per
sonally supervise the servlco and authoriz
ing refusal to accept bids deemed exces
JSimilirr of Hull ItoiitcH.
The report shows the number of mall
routes at the close of the year was 33,793 ,
total mileage , 480,161 , and averaging on each
route nine trips per week. There were
434,333,691 miles traveled on these routes ,
costing nlmost $107 per mile of length each ,
or almost 12 cents per mile traveled. The
total annual rate of expenditure for botli
routes within the United States and In the
foreign mall service was $33,023,454.
Discussing Alaska , Mr. Shallenberger nays
the mall servlco on the overland route from
Juncau toy Tlala to Circle City , provldlnp
for letter mall only , was extremely unsatis
factory. the contractor falling to render tht
required number of trips nnd those per
formed were Irregular and unreliable ant ;
serious complaints followed. The arrange
ment with the Canadian Postofflce depart
ment regarding a monthly exchange of Jettm
mall between Tlala and Dawson also fel
below expectations. To secure regular scr-
rice In the 'Alaskan ' Interior relay station !
were established at frequent Intervals alonf
the routes and equipped to meet all emer
gencies This v\\as attained with the consen
of Canada. The establishment of an over
land mall route from Cook's Inlet or Prlnci
William sound through the Interior to tin
Yukon river has been considered but It li
not practicable to establish It nt present ,
The report commends the- use of the pneU'
mnUc tubes , but voices regret that In soim
respects the tubes are not fully utilized Tin
sorvlco In Tloston Is especially cited as oper
atlng twenty-ono hours dally and carrylut
oil the first-elass mall The New York post
master , however , takes the position that I
has not been possible to make such redue
tlons In thn regular mall wagon trips as 1
was thought would result from Instituting
Service on Hall mill lit Si-a.
The I'xpcndltuio to rallioads for mal
transportation , ro far as shown bv cccoun
statements to September 30 , was $30,449,837
and the estimate 'or railroad transportatloi
for the fiscal > ear on I'ng Juno CO , 1900 , 1
$33,275.0(10. ( A dell.-'uicv ' of nea'iy fl.COO.OO
In this fiscal > ear for transportation Is proli
Concerning the railway mall service , th
report shows thcio w > re 1"CS miles of tiav
ellng postolllces , and recommendation 1
made for a reclassifltatlon of the rervlct
legislation requiring newspapo1' publisher
to make primary separation of Ihrlr papei
nnd periodicals for mailing , requiring posit
clerks to wear a badge Instead ot the present
ent regulation cap , and for the general cs
tabllshment of postal stations In rallroa
For ocean mall transportation In the > nca
fiscal year $32,1E1.000 Is estimated. Ovt
14,000,000 letters and postal cards have bee
distributed In transit In our Intcrnatloui
sea postofilces and only lr > 00 errois were n
ported. Negotiations aie now pending lool
Ing to securing reciprocal benefits fro ]
Great Hrltaln In the way of a sea postoftlc
on the Cunaril nnd Whlto Star lines In tt
near future. Thrne two Kngllsh lines curt
a very large amount of mall and will cxtet
lvly profit by separation of mall IP. Iran *
and the consequent early dispatch and di
livery of mall by the harbor boat service :
Mr. Shallenberger submits estimates ft
hla entire service of $ r. < iOH,000 for ni"
year and sajs the estimated e\pendltiiri
the present year will he $51,215,738 Speel :
recognition Is given to the courage at ;
faithfulness of the postal clerks and otlu
officials who during the yellow fever ep
domic In the south remained at their post
EUmuLite the k to much ,
rouse the liter , curu billons-
DCJJ , hraulauhe , illzzlnrss ,
our itumarti , ronitlmtlnii ,
te. 1'rlc * S5 c nt . bold _ , .
TV * coljr 11 U Ulu with * xl'
Mr Shallcnbergcr also submits n special
report on the Investigation recently con.
eluded by him In Great Hrltalti , Trance ana
Germany Into the character nnd cost of thclt
railway mall transportation. He says the
average distance nftull Is carried by rail
roads here Is three times creator than In
Great hrltaln ; the- United States carries
Ictiblc the number of pieces of mall mattci-
of nil clasBes Great Ilrltnln does , has over
10,000 morn postomccs and 3'J cents greato
IIT cnpltn expenditure for malls. The pos.
al system of Franco Is not equal to the
L'nlted States In many respects. In Ger-
nany , as In France , the railroads arc largely
inder government control and the German
system of parcels post , pneumatic tube
Bervleo and telephone brnnrh of the service
ire L'upeclally commended.
Dr null's Cough Syrup Is recognized ns
the greatest lung remedy. Price , 25 cents.
DISCUSSES NATIONAL ISSUES
Ux-Prmlilrnt lliirrlnon Dfcllnr * lo
Tiikf t'nrt In Stntc CnniiinlKii
CoiiiiHi'ln Io > nll > to Hit * .Nation.
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Oct. 30 Chairman
Hernly ot the republican state committee
recently invited ex-President Harrison to
lake part In the campaign. The ex-president
lia sent Mr. Hernly n letter. In which , after
saying that Important legal business will
occupy bis time for several wecka , he dis
cusses national questions as follows :
In New York , where I was recently , the
i mocratlc party has pushed aside the free
silver question and.Is . nmklng a campaign
upon the theory tliat national Issues , and
especially the free silver question , are not
nvolvcd. In Indiana the case Is quite dlf-
'erent. ' The democratic party hero has af-
Irmed with emphasis the Chicago platform
of 189G and In our own district I understand
the democratic candidate for congress Is
strongly urging upon the people the Issue
of free silver colnago at the ratio of 16 to 1.
Now' , whatever may bo the case In New
York , here a democratic success would dls-
.Inctly Bet forward and strengthen the pro-
laganda for free silver coinage. In Now
York many gold democrats who affiliated
with the republican party In 1896 are saying
that the silver Issue Is not Involved , but
ncn of that faith certainly cannot say BO In
Indiana. It seems to mo that It would be a
llstlnct setback for the cause of honest
money and a distinct Injury to the state of
[ ndlana If , In a year so prosperous as this ,
a majority of our people should vote for the
'reo coinage of silver. Honest money demo
crats , who have hoped that that Issue might
not meet them again In n democratic na
tional convention , will help to make Its ap
pearance there If they aid In securing a
democratic victory In Indiana this year. The
apparent settlement of the question In 189C
helped Immensely to bring the prosperltj
which wo now enjoy , to glvo confidence to
capital nnd to secure work and wages In
good money to the worklngman. These
classes were awakened then to the vital im
portance of this Issue and responded with
an overwhelming negative It would bo an
unpleasant thing to contemplate If. while in
the cnjojment of the fruit' " of that victory
any of those who supported the cause of
Bound money In 1S1G should now , cithet
riom lethaigy or pique or through the In-
Ilucnce of minor questions , be led either ac-
tlvtly or passively to give their aid to the
revival and perpetuation of thla disturbing
I cannot understand why anv republican In
the state should withhold either his Intii- !
[ > nco or his vote from the republican ticl et
Small differences as to the details of ad
ministration and Binaller differences growing
out of peisonal disappointments should be
put utterly asldo
Another consideration , I think , should
ittongly influence the voters of the stnte
The nation went Into a war with Spain , sup-
poited by the lojal sentiments of the great
majority of our people of all parties . as
felt that ns to Cuba thcio wan a distinct
call upon the United States to Interpose for
the ending of Spanish cruelties and mlsgov-
ernment there. The firing lines have been
withdrawn nnd our ships are largely in our
own harbors , after achievements ! on land nnd
sea that have given Increased f.vne to A'njr- )
Ican arms ; but cur foreign iclatlons are still
acute and unsettled and the appeal
to which the response vvn BO gen
erous and non-partisan nt the beginning
ot the war to stand by our own country nnd
Its executive and administrative officer-
should still bo felt nnd responded to.
Our election results should not give , or
even seem to give , encouragement to those
who would find in our discords and divided
counsels their advantage. Our British cou
sins have the good habit of standing by when
their nation Is conducting delicate nnd Irri
tating foreign questions. Very truly yours ,
Slmll AVc Kr < * p llir VhllliiiilnoMT
Public opinion si divided as to the wisdom
of keeping the Philippines. Wlso statesmen
are found on both sides of the question.
"Public opmlon , however. Is all one way In
regard to the wisdom of even body keeping
their health. For this purpose Hosteller's
Stomach Bitters si widely used This medl-
eJne Is both preventatlvo and euro for malar
ial fevers , stomach disorders , torpid liver
and Impure blood. It Is agreeable to weak
stomachs and soothing to the nerves.
STRANGE MURDER OF A HERMIT
Violent Dcntli of Dccciiti le IMIIUO Mct-
011 , Who AViiN Worth rifty
SPRINGFIKLD , 'Mass. , Oct. 30. Isaai
Stetson , a hermit , ivas found dead la tin
woods near his homo In the vicinity o :
Waconah Palls , having been p-obably mur
dored. An autopsy performed today shnwet
that Stetson had been shot down and tha
death was Instantaneous.
Stetson was known to have had consider'
able money In his hut , but time was noth
Ing to Indicate that the place had beet
rilled. Stetson was an eccentric charade :
nnd was well known all over the county. O
late years ho has lived alone about a mill
and a half from the nearest neighbor. Ii
the days when the tannery and * Iron work ;
were in full blast in Cheshire he made i
fortune which he had since Invested In rca
estate and securities. It Is estimated tha
he was worth about $50,000.
To SlnUc lour Home llapiy
Use "Garland" Stoves nnd Ranges.
rin > Dni'N ! ? -I , ( ) ( ) ( ) DnniiiKO ,
BOMBAY. Oct . .0. A great fire In Scrlna
gur , one of the capitals of Cashmere , In th
vale of Cashmere , destroyed all the publl
buildings and many residences ycsterdaj
One man was killed. The damage Is cstl
mated at 10 lakhs ( $500.000) )
BLAIR. Neb. . Oct. 30. ( Special. ) t
Grant Allen and Mies Olga Case , daughte
ot Mrs. S. O. Haller , vvero married at th
urldo's home In Blair Wednesday cvenlnt
Only a few outside the many relative
I'P.NSIONS KOIl WiSTiil.V VU'mil.VN !
Siir\l > om of ( hi * Civil Wiir Uriuein
lilTfil by the Cov frnniciit.
WASHINGTON. Oct 30 ( Special. ) Per
blons bavo liecu Issued ns follows.
Nebraska Orllnal ( Ospar Soules , Tecl
hum , $ S. Helsstto and Increase William 1
W Campbell , Trumbull , JS to JI2. lrlgln ;
Wldomi , etc. Special , October I' * Ulsle 13U
inoud , Norfolk.
Iowa. Original Special , October 20 Jut
son A. Hand , DenUan , } G , Orrln E Davl
Alton , 115. Additional Enoch Mocrmai
Uludeu. $1 to JG. Supplemental Gcort
lloufililaiid. VulasUI , JG , Increase Wllllai
V Ware , LIvlnRstan. ? 1J to JH Orlglm
Widow' etc. Minors of Henry W. renfleli
Colorado Original Warner A. Hoot , Dor
ver , Jii Orlfilual Widow , etc. Mnrle L Va
dez de Saudmal , Wcstou. JS.
Wyomlni ; : Orlglctl Stephen Shaw , Heel ,
Montaua : Original WiJows , etc. Mnry 1
Coovelr. Virginia City. S ; Nellie ltc.Ka <
den. I'oivderrUle , JS.
GOOD CAMPAIGN GOES WRONG
Popocrats Find Themselves Wilting Like a
Bunch of Cattle.
TWO CHANGES OF FRONT ARE NOTED
Original INNIIC * AlillllllolKMl for it Hilli-
c , \VlilMi ln'I.nlrr lriiiifL | |
for mi lilt-it that "So One
I'n > Attention To.
LINCOLN , OcU 30. ( Special. ) The state
campaign , which will draw to a close In a
llttlo over a week , has In many respects
been different from any former political
struggle In this state. The fusion party
started out to make a campaign on the
Hartley and Moore Issup. but later changed
the talk and Issued circulars shop Ing how
much they themselves had not stolen from
the public treasury. This at o.nco put them
on the defensive , and the explanations that
they have been compelled to make In all parts
ot the state have been very embarrassing ,
and have killed all the popocratic enthusiasm
that other > vlso might have been stirred up
It Is no > v certain that the voters of the atato
who deserted the old political parties a few
years ago on account of some principle that
they believed In cannot be enthused this
jear by olllceholders who use all the time
boasting of tlic-lr honesty and devote none
to the discussion of political principles.
The fusion managers have finally discov
ered that there Is something wrong with
their campaign , and a desperate effort Is be
ing made to change the Issue to something
that the people of the state do not under
stand so well. It was for this purpose that
George Fred Williams was Imported Into the
state with his speech about a. new currency
IiijrolN ll ZMV INMIIC.
According to Williams this bill Is one of
such monstrous Iniquity that the crime of ' 73
was a minor misdemeanor compared with It.
Now all of the fifth-rate political speakers
In the fusion party are rushing about over
the state talking about the "Infamous cur
rency bill , " although none of them pretend
to ha\e e\er seen a copy ot the bill , or to
be In any manner acquainted with Its pro
visions. They are not even sure that It has
been introduced in congress , but they are
certain that orders have been Issued from
headquarters to drop stats Issues and talk
currency bill. It Is a plain admission that
state Issues were getting too hot to be
handled with comfort by the sham reform
ers , and that some new and fearful Issue
must be Invented to prevent a stampede of
the voters. Speakers who two weeks ago
talked of nothing but "what we saved" are
now devoting all the power of their lungs
to the denunciation of President McKinley
In his conduct of the war , and to an In
definite and hjstcrlcal discussion of the Im
aginary currency bill , all being done in imi
tation of Oeoigo 1'rctl Williams.
During the last week the fusion managers
have Issued the inevitable ciicular lett r to
their strikers over the state announcing that
Hark Hanna has emptied a fabulous amount
of money Into this state to assist the re
publicans in winning the election , and that
at the list moment fusion voters are to be
bought bv the wholesale. This letter , a
copy of which has found Its way to the re
publican headquarters , Is causing fame
amusement from the fact that the state cam
paign Is 'being ' run more economically than
ever before whgre a full state ticket was to
be elected Where In past campaigns It was
sometimes jiecessary to use' hionej to get
effective -work dine by commlttcdmert and
speakers this year the same work' is per-
foimed by" those who are Inspficd by o
, AtrIotlc desire to see that the McKlnlcy
4-rfnlnlstiatlon and'Us conduct at the war Is
Troubleof Tliclr ( Mm.
The state officials are having their troubles
and there are a number of subjects that
they are compelled to dodge. The purchase
ot butterlne for state Institutions after a law
was passed making the article contraband
Is one of the questions that they avoid The
prison labor contracts , the recount fraud ,
Uio copperhead record , the railroad pass
record and the starving of the Homo for the
Trlcndless are subjects that cause no cm !
ot worry and which none of the 'reformers'
dare to discuss before an .audience. It Is
no wonder that they are trjlng to shift the
issue to the discussion of same bill that the
people never heard of before.
The bomb thrown Into the c.amp by A ,
E. Sheldon , supposed to be one of their OWE
fellows , has caused much consternation
among the fuslonists. In asking for election
to the legislature Sheldon has Issued a cart
that gives as one of his claims on the public
that ho "wrote the minority report agalnsl
the unseating of the Douglas county delega
tion" In the last legislature. These cards
were Issued for local distribution , but tht
publication of the "reason" placed thereon
by Mr. Sheldon Is doing the fusion pirtj
much harm In other parts of the state
where the sham reformers were doing all
they could to have the outrage agalnsl
Douglas county forgotten.
Poynter Is belnn called upon so often tt
explain his connection with the .stock yard.
and to tell why ho killed the rcapportlon-
ment bill In the 1891 session that his cam
paign Is becoming a nightmare and it Is sale
that ho Is glad when only a small crowd at
tends his meetings , as the danger of umuar-
lasslng questions are thus lessened. It Is no-
tlced , however , that he Is of late staylnf
away from the counties that were the mosi
Injured by the failure nt the legislature tt
IPSS the apportionment bill. Since the pub'
Icatlon of the record showing the promlnen
part he took In killing the hill , I'ojliter doe :
not care to form a very close ncn.ualntanei
with the Injured counties.
With the republicans the campaign is pro
greasing In an entirely satisfactory manner
The crowds at their meetings are grovvini
a gcr and mo o entbu lastic as the can pa g ;
HAS NO EQUAL AS
AN INFANT FOOD.
k "INFANT HEALTH"SENT
FREE ON APPLICATION.
NEWftPtt CoMDEHSCD MILK CO.IIY
BUY THE GENUINE
SYRUP OF FIGS
BY . . .
CALIFORNIA F1Q SYRUP CO.
rr-NOTE THE NAME.
movrn along , nnd tlicro IB every evidence
that the MSlde nro going to turn down the
sham reformers nnd vote for the ticket that
will uphold , , tbo McKinley mlmlnlstrntlon It
a large vote , Is cast this year the republicans
feel sure pi , a jrlctory.
Thrift ) ' t'ltliinttiiift.
COLUMDtig- . , Oct 30 ( Special ) U
there arofHtll ) any doubtlni ; Thomases In
the land they have only to visit Columbus
to find a bnsniliR. busy little city with em
ployment lo'oldfig labor , Instead of labor
seeking employment , ns hns been too long
the case , ncslde the new (25,000 High school
nnd the new system of sewerage that Is be
ing put In hcfe there nro In course of erec
tion two brick business buildings and two
fine new residences , which will cost from
Ji.500 to $4.000 each. All kind of skilled
labor Is In demand. There la also a dally
Inquiry In town for help to husk the corn
crop and farmers arc taking out men when
ever they can find them ,
( 'luirnril nltli
COUTMI1US , Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) C.
H. McN'eal of Crcston , In the northern part
of the county , was brought In yesterday
and arialgned before County Judge Hoblson
ou a charge of bigamy. Ho fmulshed a
recognizance In thu sum of $500 and the
hearing was coutiuucd until November 11.
The complaint sets forth that McNeal wna
married In 1810 to Miss Mollle Thompson
at Lexington , 3Io. On the llth of last Sep
tember ho was married hero by Judge nobl-
son to Ml s Annie Koll of Salt Lake City , and
they have since resided In the village of
Crcston The Missouri wife Is here ready to
appear against him. McNeal claims that it
Is a malicious prosecution ,
> iMt IliinU for .
NEMOH , Neb , Oct 30 ( Special. ) The
olllclals of the Klrst National bank of O'Ne'll
have arranged to open a bank In Nellgh und
will commence buslneta next Monday. It
Is hoped that the stockholders of the Nollgh
bank will make the contemplated arrange
ment for the payment of depositors nnd
cither resume business or fiyuldnte Its In
debtedness without severe financial loss. No
Rtatcnicnt of the condition of the closed bank
has jet been made public. The appoint
ment of a receiver may bo made nt any
lliiirnlo ( ( iinii ) 'IVm-lKT * .
SHKLTON , Neb. , Oct. 30 ( Special )
The annual meeting of the Buffalo County
Teachers' association was held here Satur
day. Teachers from all paita of the county
were In attendance. Addresses were made
by Prof 1'nul ( Joss of the Shelton schools ,
Miss Ella I'axton of the primary department ,
Mlsw Molllo V. 1'rlcc , Misn Jessie Stehblns ,
Cora Foreman and S. D. Nixon , principal of
the ( ilb'on schools. Horace T. Larson ,
county superintendent , was present and as
vn | , - ! , tit OaMnml.
OAKLAND , Neb , Ot. 30 ( Special )
lion T. Ij Matthews addressed n Hrgo
iuidlen-i ! af tile opera house last night HP
t\pli'ned ' the circulars sent out fiom the
popocratic hpJdijparters and enlightened the
people as to the Methods of the so-called
reform party.JUls speech was free fiom
perionalltlrg. lp has imny warm friends
in I'ush coujity and will get a good majorltj
Bush county' ill , fall in line as heretofore
with Its regular , republican majority.
Slllilll .tu7llMHT ( Itt I'llltlKllKIUIIl.
I'LATTSloUTji. Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special
Telegram ) A sn'iall audience gathoied in
\ \ bite's hall las't night to hoar the popocrat
so pel CApoyuded , by Treasurer Mcserve and
Cd I' Smith. Tl e campaign In thla county
Is very .waim-il : ! Indications pointing to
hcavj repujlicai ) ninjorlUfs. .The Oght on
the county.tlc t Is the hardest on senator.
Judge Newell Vcomlnt ; In for big gains.
ln \ iiloii I'nplflr.
Oct. CO. ( Sp clal. ) n.
C. Harris , who has b n superintendent of
the Blacl : Hllla division of the Klkhorn for
many j-eara , too * his departure from this
city last night for Cheyenne , Wyo , where
he goes to assume the position of general su
perintendent of th Wyoming division of the
Union Pacific. Mr Harris was one of the
most popular nnd energetic superintendents
who ever had charge of this division.
( "orn Uii
OAKLAND , Neb , Oct. 30. ( Special )
Corn huiklng has begun and from three to
four teams aie found la every corn Held
The yield will be far larger than expected ,
ranging from forty to sixty bushels per
acre. The quality of the corn Is very good.
Farmers are losing many hogs from the hog
CHADRON. Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special )
After one of the most successful conventions
in Itn history the Epworth league of the
Northwest Nebraska conference closed Its
annual convention In this city this week
to meet next July In Hemlngford. The pro
gram was replete with addresses and papers
on subjects pertaining to npworth league
I'o > n T ill Sjrnt'iiMo.
SYRACUSE , Neb. , Oct. 29. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Mr. 1'oynter and Mr. Manahan
spoKe hero this afternoon. Not much in
terest was mnnlfes'ed. The hall was about
two-thirds full at the beginning , but a verj
slim attendance faced the gubernatorial can
didate as he closed his rcmaiKs.
Me I'nil ( ill ! nt SniitliiKO.
OUAPTON. N < = b , Oct. 30 ( Special 1
Tred roster , a re'gular who was In the fight
at Santiago , came home Thursday from
Huntsville , Ala , on n twentj-day fuilough
ALL CLAMORING FOR OFFICE
Cuban Problem in most Vexatious Phases
Been by Military Governor Wood.
COMIC OPERA CHARACTERS IN MANZANILLO
lnrt ( Aililcc'M from Mi 11(11 ( Crtir ilct
.Sur , MrollnnI'laiu * of Ciiliuti
A MCIIll > t ) , Sll )
HIIN J\ot Arrived.
MAN2ANILLO. Oct. SO The \lslt of General -
eral Leonard Wood , governor of the mili
tary department of Santiago , has been In
strumental In bringing nil the elements
among the Cubans to the front. No fewer
than 2,000 Insurgents , of whom 500 nro ofll-
cers , want'ofrice , and their clamor amounts
to a demand" .
There nro two leading factions , one nettled
by ( General Jesus Ilabl anil the other by
( icueral lUoa. At present most of the olllces
are held by representatives of the Ilabl fac
tion , 'Including the mayoralty and the cus
tom house Inspectorships General Wood , In
order to pacify the Ulos faction , hns given
them six positions oh the rural police force
and turned over to om of their people the
lighthouse at Cape Cruz , together with sev
eral other minor appointments Hut neither
party Is satisfied , ench thinking that It ought
to have all the ofilces. General Hloa does
not dare express his opinion publicly of Gen
eral Habl but he feels that this Is his dis
trict , as he has had the nominal charge of
It for three years , anil that It ought to be
long to him so far as appointment * of Cu
bans to olllce are concerned and all the more
so because he represents General Callxto
The majority of the insurgents here have
no money ami go about ll\lng from hand to
mouth and wondering what will happen
next. Armed men arc not allowed rations ,
As the Cubans will not tllsbind and will network
work , nothing remains for them but to strut
about the city with machetes and revolvers
Some of them are- nearly naked , other ap
pear In long-lepgcd patent leather boots with
slher spurs , carrying superbly wrought To
ledo machetes A few wear Immaculate white
suits and Panama hats These arc for the
most part the New York contingent , each
man now a veritable bombastcs furloso.
Kxcepthen he Is on board the gunboat
Hist , which brought him hero , General Wood
Is besieged by these sej-kers for olllce
Among the interviews he has had was one
with Gtncral Hlos , who wanted the ma > or
of Manzanlllo one of Ilnbl's faction dis
missed and his own man appointed to the
majoralty General Wcol asked on what
grounds the dismissal could be sustained
"Is not the major a competent oHli-or' "
General Woods asked "lias he not an ex
cellent reputation1' Did he not serve bravely
and effectively throughout the war' "
To11 of this General lllos replied In the
alHrmatho , but he Insisted that his own
nominee was entitled to the position because
he was a Hins man The interests of the
city and the losalitj were nnparently minor
consideration In the mind of the Cuban com
mander lint this appears to be the case
everwhere among the Cuban Insurgents
General Wood and Colonel 1'ettlt regard
the outlook as lather discouraging. Still
they hope that some means may soon be
found to break up the Cuban army The
members of the rank and Hie are anxious
to go to work , but the leaders refuse to al
low them to do so , and the men do not
dare to do so , , as they would certainly bo
shot If captured
General Wood Is hoping that the other
towns he will visit In his trip around the
province will not present the same vexatious
conditions as pre\all here , where the Cuban
problem la presented in a very difficult form ,
the nibst difficult he has jet encountered.
CnlillltN Coiuiit'llfil to Olit'j.
Jt was necessary to send a detachment of
the Fourth Immune regiment under a ser
geant to theHigney plantation In order tc
compel the armed Cubans to allow men tc
work there. The undertaking , however ,
proved successful and 00 men are now ins
The latest advices from Santa Cruz del
Sur , the meeting place of tne CuL&n assem
bly , do not report the arrival there ot Gen
eral Maximo Gomez , but there are persistent
rumors that the friends of Gomez , vho are
delegates to the assembly , T,111 endeavor to
embarrass General Calixto iJarcia nnd his
Lieutenant Young and he oUlecrs of the
Hist have been most enthusiastically wel
comed here bj the Cubans , who arc grate
ful for the help many 'Imu3 extended to
them. The gallant little ooat during the
war was as much an object cf love to the
Cubans along the coast as of fear to the
Spaniards It was quite a * well known to
both pirtles as the New York city hall Is
to the residents ot the metropolis. Lieu
tenant Young has formally claimed , on be
half of the United States n ivy , the wrecks
of the Spanish gunboats that went ashore
or were sunk bj' the Unltol States gun
boats in the memorable engagement off Man
zanlllo on July 1 , last
After a final conference , \l'h Colonel I'eltlt
regarding management of the district.
General Wood left for Santiago at noou to-
daj on Loan ! the Hist.
You invite ilis ppoiiitrnent wlen yon c\
peiiment DeVdtt's Little Hnil.v HlEurs are
pleasant , cas > , thorough little pills. They
euro constipation arid sick headache just as
sun * ay you tal'e them.
If You Would Be-
A ill-email ti policeman a mailman n
motorman or any kind of a man that
must work out of doors you can't alToi il
to pay moro limn $ U " > ( ) for your * > hoen
when that irionpy will buy a genuine
Goodyear w I'll * ! ? floe from DroU Shoo-
man A heavy , double extension sole
with good plump uppers the Ideal winter
shoo for ou lyur wear , keeps the feet
dry and warm * as leather can Tills Is
not a shoddy shoe because Its only b-M
that's our way of pilcelng shoos.
Drexel Shoe Co. ,
Omalm'M Uji-lu-ilnte Shoe llouae.
1419 TAUNAM STllKEF
We Sell Everything-
That should bo sold In n well regu
lated hardware store and wo sel hit the
kind of prices that makes friends but
right now at the beginning of cool
weather wo'ro moro Interested hi the
selling of stoves than anything c'.se not
any knd of a stove lint the "Jewel"
stove the greatest of them all our line
now is complete with all the different
sizes of "Jewel" hot blast oaks Jewel
base burners Jewel cook stoves and
.Towel steel ranges they are worth see
ing and you should sec them.
A. C. Raymer ,
WE nnuvnti YOUH I'UUUIIASE.
1514 Farnam Street.
WHERE HELPS } fyicanre/ff/mp//ciffyfw *
OTHCRI of this tonic to stlvo you the now strength of
which you are sadly in need after a epoll of
sickness.-Possesses the greatest nourishing
and goothingqualitlooof malt and hopsand
Is a NON-INTOXICANT.
VAL.BLATZ BREWING Co ,
MILWAUKEE , U S.A.
For Sale by Folcy Bros. , Wholesale Dealers.
HI2 Douglas SireeI. Omaha , Neb , Tel. JOB ) \
_ , Guaranteed to be
a the best show ever
prculticcd at any
jff Cor. llfi
iW Hornsf Sti
Lentz & Williams. Props , and Hera.
W. W. COLE. Act. aianucer.
lcoiiuncncin r <
AIM II ) K tllV llt'Ht Nil01V III Olllllhll.
The diminutive comedian assisted by the
clever .soubrute Miss Alnitlo Nil hols , I're-
hentlng their little comedy , "Tho Actress
inel the Hell Itoj '
Miss IVarl lllght-The American Anna '
Held Muxinllllon nnd Shields Kntu ka- '
bout Comedians Del S.iboR Senutitlonul '
Aerlalists McCnbe anil Cinmelt Comedy '
Sketch Tuuu Loroj nnd Mortis-Comedy ,
[ Jar Act llownrd Tile Singing and Danc
ing Comedians. Xislta Modem Mephlsto
itiriti > iiMivrs
Matinee * i 30 Nights 8 30 Tickets 25c ,
and 5 < > e.
iliinne rs Tel 19)9. )
The greateot nnd quaintest of all Swedish
coined } sensations.
Yon You son
TIM : 111:1 : oiti > niu : VKP.II.
A perfect production in every detnll. A
company of greut merit. A carload of
I'rlfCM , iir.c , r.dr , T.'f , SI. DO. 1
BOYD'S ' THEATRE
It MBI ! < N , Slltnnlnj SlutIIKM- ,
Wednesday , Thursday , Nov. 2-3 ,
The biggest yet ' 1 wo continents
25 people 5 horses.
Great IIui < tin Scene.
Combat on Horseback.
The Creip-hfnn I rax" > tt * " " 'KM
AJIC VlOlgllUUU ] Manactr * . Tel. UIL
O. U. Woodward , AniUbomcnt Director.
TOM t ; IIT , Ml. .
rut : ivoomvAiiii STOCK co.
Soi-clul l < > nliir < CM ! P.TTi : .
Itiliii' ! > < l lllo , ilOr , U-
t hiiniiiij ntoM
I3thand Douglas Sts. , O in aim
-AMKUICAN ANI > EUROPEAN
J. K. MAUItUI. , t .SON , Prnn * .
j < %
f fctJI * ' " ' '
JQTIY/FQ / ' 'VSSr The OHiTePS i7 fle r Co.J
# On 1 LO the Strain ) * * c i MI nt iti.it * ir.i CNIWW *
"UcM inil : l.llMrnIrtM
ixiiiiiii 7ir : ,
( rixhnr Hook Tvpmvrlti r ( Jo )
Her Gr.intl lintel until Nov. 3rd.
§ COOLEST AND 2
O FINEST PLACE. 5
§ North of WuiicHall , E.Midway. §
Don't fall to tnke n , rlrto on
GRIFFITHS' ' SCEfilO RAILWAY
on the MIDWAY , and see a representation
of the BATTL13 OP MANILA In the Great
Tunnel The patent right for theao roll-
vva > a In any pait of the United Staten for
bale by J. A. Grillltlia , at hla offlc * on tha
Ride the Camel.
Sro tinFir. . . ,
Duncinc Girls ,
ot MICI'lirlH U
A bcuitlful vvuman lloutlni ; In the air ,
overcoming the law of gravitj
1.2 1ST MIDWIY
TIM : 1'ii.Kii < . ' msTuuiKS.
B The btst show over produced at an Q
n Exposition four great attractions : ra
* Ishmael , the famoiiH Hindoo Maul-1 !
I clan , "Lunettes" the Mystery of the IJ
Air , a wonderful hypnotic production , n
"She ; " "La Hello Sollkn1 In the a
Danclnc Girl Illusion Continuous n
Uniler the nuniiU'CH of ( he T. M. .t
I. niiinNltlon , ninny of tlir 1MI.VT-
IMIS noHhoMii In ( he. . . .
FINE ARTS BUILDING
trill be onvrril nt puliHc mile be-
Tuesday , Nov. 1 , 1898
at 2 and 8 p. 111. , )
In Hie I'M IKArlH HnllilliiK- tli < > i\-
Iionltlon. Coiniilvlc * KUIII nuty of aii-
( licullfUy nnil KCIIIIIII'III | > NN ivlll lie
Klveu to Piieli iiiiri'liiiMur.
liHc ( iirliM-H > i > ry Ion.
A IUMV diiNM for mlnllH Mill ! > < -
Kl nt Moriiinl'N on Tin-Niliiy ,
AonilMr 1. nt H p. in , II ! II-M-
NOUN. I.mill's , ( < ( ! ; Ki'Hllonu-n , ! < S.
hi-iiNoii cilil I UK nit 31" } i $ ! < * > .
( lillilreii Sntniilii ) 1 < ) 11. in. , U or
I | i. in. I'liiiMirail , iivMi > H
Wo surprise ovi'rylinily wltli our 1m-
mouse showing of nll-rc-uly fnuucil jili--
tin Oh liiivo the walls of our now piano
loom row-roil with thi'in sonii' of llu o
mo juiced at less than the Iramos would
cost faomo nio not but , taking tlifiii all
tojrothi-r , the prlcos v\o h.ivo matlf mo
such that yon anil your trlonds ran al-
foul to add a new pk-tuti' to your homo
JM > I Imps you lnuo a plctim- that nrt'ds
framing--wo fnimo Uocp a foioo busy
all the tlmo at onr Irani stii-ft factory
our reasonableness In charges Is what
makes thn business so large -all the late
up-to-dato mouldings to Delect fiom.
A. HOSPE ,
Music and Art. 1513 Douglas.
Kmploys every linnost aid to enhance
her t'harniH ptopoily BO HO perfumerrt
all over the wet Id bend their energies to
the manulacturo of cologne oxtractH
esscni'e.s-and sachet po\\duis for her
delectation Wo have almost everything
you can think of in that line nnd sell It
In bulk- already bottled or In small
qualities We Invllo the ladles to call
and see our stow Wu have polite and
painstaking clerks that delight In showIng -
Ing the goodu we have for wile.
l.nrermt lletnll Uruir llouac.
J4W Farnam Street.
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