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NINETEENTH YEAK OMAHA , MONDAY MOKNIN& DECEMBER 2 > 1880. NuJKrTS9 ! 1
WAS A REGULAR FIRE TRAP
L The Printers Had Often Wnrnod the
M Trlbuno People
H
H
IGOE'S LAST GOOD NIGHT "
:
V aim Telegraph Operator Slti nt ttio
B , Sounder Till It client , Is Too Iinto
B About Twrtny ltvrs Hup-
m piMeil to Ho tioiU
HB
B Ecancr ) Tlmt Awed tlio Hpratntor * .
m Minneapolis , Dec 1. four sinokc-blnck-
m cned walls towering up above a steaming ,
H smouldering mnss of inactilncr.v , briclc and
m building debris Is all that remains of thom
m olght-story briclc Trlbuno building , In which ,
B until today , bad been printed tlirco daily and
B a weekly papers , nud where was located a
B number of arilccs
M All day today n constantly changing and
H cver-lncrcnslng crowd of sightseers thronged
H the streets , watching the efforts of tlio lire
H , men to cntiroly subiliio the llamas , which |
B : they brought under coutrol about 3 o'clock
H this morning ,
H Thu building had been considered danger
H ous for Bomo time , Its loose construction per
H | inltting the heavy machinery to } nr the
H ' whole building There was but ono lire es
B cape , and It was at the end
HBV of the building where the flro raged
H fiercest The slnglo stairway was spiral
B narrow and dark and wcund around tin elo-
HBV ] valor
Thrco years ago the inadequate flro pro
H/ tcctiou of the building was considerably ugl-
1 toted , the mutter being tuiccu up by the
Hf trades und labor assembly * and carried
H llnally to the city ofllciuls , an attempt being
H made to hnvo tlio building properly pro ,
H tcctcd or condemned , but nothing came of it
B For some tune the Union Loagtio club
B room , where the flro started , has not been
B i used , and Its origin Is a mystery , The room
H Is close to the oluvator shaft and tlio break
B ing of a window In the effort to oxlinguish
H the flames gave a draft which quickly carried
H the flro to the elevator and cut off the escape
H i of these who had delayed A few broke
H through the stifling sinotto and scorching
B flames , but ethers sought to cscupo clso-
| ] 3cing at the south end of the building ,
H { while the solitary lire escape Wusntttio north
H / end , the printers wcro cut off A number
B of tliom ciimbod out of tlio windows and
1 clung to the ledges waltl'ig for help , whi en
H in suver.ilcnscs c.imo too late , their piteous
H cries nttractctl tlio nttention of the fliemcn ,
H und n nuuibuiof them wcro saved , while
1 others full off the ledges or dropped on the
H I telegraph mid telcphono wires down , which
H I they tried to escape
H ( 'llio sight of the sufferings of the burning ,
M I struggling men brought tears to the eyes of
B I the bravest
H / Ono of the most pathetic Incidents ' was the
H 1 attempt of James Igoa to escape llo had
H I got clear of the building nod was Gradually
H ( worhlug his way along the wires to a place
H ) of safety , while the crowd below anxiously
K watched his bravo uttompt to save his wife
K and four little ones their bread winner , Hut
1 I his strength failed , and u groau went
H i up from tlio crowd , as ho was
l seen to slip and fall to the roof of the boiler
HI house , receiving fatal injuries IIo was
H I lifted gently und lulcon to u urjg store but
H died in n few moments , breathing u lust
H word of loving care for his family
H Seven bodies were found last night , all of
H which have boon identified ' 1 hey were :
B Milton Slckott , assistant city editor of the
H Pioneer Press
V James R Igoc , Associated press operator
B Walter E. Miles , night agent of the Asocl-
K l atcd press
'
1' Prof Olsop , president of the South DaB -
B kota university
m W. II Milliuua , commercial editor of thq i
B Tclbuno
B Jerry Jonkinson and Robert McCutehcon ,
BBB compositors
BBB Other bodies are known to bo in the build
BBH ing but bow many is unknown
BBB ] ) Two men who could not bo identified were
BBBJ | scan to shoot themselves before the flames
BBBJ > reached them , and today the body of a man
BBBj caught in the ruins Is In plain view from
BBB Fourth street It is believed tnat the num-
BBB her of victims will reach twenty and per
BBB hups twonty-flvo , but until the debris cools i
BBB off positive Information cannot ho obtained
BBf Tno last man of the Trlbuno editorial stuff :
B to lcavo the building v.ns Managing Editor
BBV Williams lie was badly burned about , the
BBS head and hands Mr Williams gives the fol-
B lowing Btutoment of how several of these
B nnmea above lost their lives Miles and I
H Millmun , together with a number of J
m printers started down the flro escape A
H blnst of hot smoka und flame struck
H Mlllumn and ho lost his hold I
H and foil , knocking Miles off lioih fell to
H the sixth floor , where they strucic and I
H kuocked off Slukctt and Prof Olson The I
H four men In fulling struck against the lowest
H platform of the escape and bounded invav
H from the building and were dead when thny
H j * itruck thu ground , When Williams started 1
J down tlio ladder the llro was burning his
j hair and hands'and ho narrowly escaped the
H \ fate of thosu who preceded him The printers
H i on the ladder escaped with slight burns , fgoo
1 , and Jenkins sought to escape by tlio wires ,
H MoUutchcon jumped from a window ledge
1 for an oxtenslon ladder , but his bauds
1 slipped and ho foil to the pivemont A not
B was ctrotched to catch him , but ho was
m too heavy for It nhd striking the
H ground , was fatally injured So far
BBV as learned uiuu of Uiobu In tlio Dulldlmr were
BIB qultu soriausly burned or bruised In o-icup- '
B ing , but it Is not thought tuoir injuries are
BBV dangerous
B E lir.l'KATElll.T WAUNEI ) ,
M Minneapolis Typographical uulon , No 43 ' , ,
BBl I mot this ufternoon und adopted resolutions
BBf ' stutlug that the records of the Trlbuno and
BBvI Journul chapels Bhow that committees had
M1 been repeatedly apielutcd | to confer with A.
H I U. Nettlcton , who at the time nad charco of
HI the building , and bogged him to furnish
H ( proper moans of escape in case of lire ' 1 his
H J no refused to do The case was taken up by
H f the trades und lubor assembly , and a com
H • jniltco from thut body luborcd long und earn
i h csiiy , vuu neiiicton , uut an us ouorts
B > failed
HI 1 ho position In which the only flro escaoo
B \ on the building was placed rendered Itprac-
BB tlcally useless , and a prominent member of
BB ) the lire department has said that ho had been
BB trying for thrco mouths to huvoun additional
BB flro escape placed on the building "Wo
BB V most severely condemn thosu whosa duty It
BB ' . was to place a sufficient number of llro cs-
B capos on thobulldliig for not o doing , and in
B our judgment this Is a proper subject for the
B coroner to carefully and fully Investigate
B and piaco the blamu where it belongs "
BB Anton J , Danl , a bookbinder , was on an
BB upjicr Moor , and It is hollared ho is among
BB ) thu lost The olovnlor innu , tvho inado threu
BB trips aftnrtho flro bioko out , says ho saw a
BB man conio from an ofllco and try to escape ,
BB but u sheotof llama struck him und the uu-
BB fortunata man drew u revolver and shot him
m self This , it Is thought , was Uahl ,
H Chief titettson of tlio flro department lays
H tha blame for the loss of life to tlio lack of
H flro oscoihjs llo saya the department did all
H that was possible
H The nlavator man , whose bravo attempts to
H bring down the occupants of the upper floors
H whllo thu olevutor shaft was on flro have
B been generally commende d says liothlohs
H there wcro still several people on the eighth
B floor when cscapa was cut off llo took a
B couploof uomcu uplu the elevator n few
BB minutes before the llro broke out , and bo
BB says they did uotcomo down ugaln ,
BB The financial loss by the flro has been con
BB lderubly educed from lust uight's estimates ,
B und it i thought that It will not exceed
H (350,000.
B Icoh'h hast " ! JO , "
B New Yoiik , Dea 1. Tbo western circuit
B . wires of the Associated press were burdened
B with outgoing matter last night and \V. D ,
_
Chandler , ono of the moit rapid senderswas
hurrying the lads nlong the lines that
touches Now Orleans southward , Kansas
City westward nnd Minneapolis northward
The pace was warm , for It was Saturday
night nnd Sunday papori ' would go
early to press Suddenly Chand
ler paused , shut his keys and looked
up with nn expression on bis face
J1
that challenged inquiry from his colleagues
ns to what was the trouble on the wlro The
Associated press telegrapher , Igoo , at Mln-
ncapolls , had "broucn" and ull the men on
.
the line had paused , like Chandler , to
llsttn I " 1 hero's n lire on the third floorof
the Trlbuno building , " said Igoo on the
wires , and I'm ' on the seventh " Then after
n moments pause ho added , "Go ahead ,
Chandler , " nnd New York began again , nnd
nftor n > brief space paused , for Clnvoland ,
who had a "tush" disputch and this was nil
of Cleveland's message that Igoo rccolvod :
. "CLKVBt.ANit , O. . Nov HO Captatu Joe
Moffatt , the well known lake man , was
killed ] todny by falling Into ttto hold of his
vessel "
Just there Igoo broke " "Hoys , " ho
ticked ] on the wlro , nnd there was another
brief pause and all the men on the circuit
wcro listening with Interest for they hnd
noted in the transmission by Igoo of the
word boys a tremulousness of touch just
as a layman could detect ti tremor In the
human voice , ' 'hoys l'vo got to stand you
off " I'm the only ono loft on this floor
Everybody Is gene , and I cant stay any
lonccr "
Click , shut went hlskoy , and some operator
on the line quiclcly opened nnd shouted alter
fgoo as It wore !
" 1'alto the machine nlong Kavo the ma-
chlnol' ' . ' roforrlng to the writing machine ,
the Associated press reports being executed
on writing machines at all points ,
Hut there was no response The clicking
Instrument hnil tlclcod Its half jocular message -
sago in an empty room Near by sat the
machine and the last words tiiKcn , which
hnd been Cleveland's Item ubout the violent
death Then the work went on again and no
ono of his colleagues thoucht seriously of
Igoo's good-by until there came the bulletins
of the loss of life , among them a bulletin
stating the faet that poor Igoo h id sViyod
too long These 20 words ho remained to
tnko were fatal They cost him his llfo and
the men nt their Keys were grave us they
worked on to Good night "
One who had ' Good '
started in nt oven
Inir , " find recolved his " 30" before the re
port was closed
It is now positively known thnt Dahl , the
bookbinder , was not the man who shot him
self In the ball , ho having turned up safe und
well
woll.Who
Who the two suicides wore Is unknown
It is also almost positively known thut there
are no moro printers In the ruins , every
ones earn being accounted for There is a
bare possibility that some printers had gene
to work without having turned In their
card ? , but this Is doubted
Several employes of a Swedish paper
which was published on the uiirhth floor
were in the habit of sleeping in the building ,
nnd nothing has been heard of them Also
some law students slept in the building and
some of litem may b among the lost To
morrows search Is all that can decide this
matter , und it will also scttlo the question as
to whether the two women taken up iu the
clcvutor just before the tire are among the
victim * .
iiETTLETOX ISSUES A. OAni ) .
General Nettlcton issued a card tonight In
which ho denies any connection with the
burned Tribune building for two years past ,
and savs that while ho was in charco of It 1
no person or occupants ever requested of
him butter'facilities for escape in case of
fire IIo explains the visit of the repro-
BCntatlvcs of tbo trades nnd labor assembly ,
with whom ho wont ever measures for pro
tection , and thought they were fully satis
fied ubout the matter
Tin : cijEakance niiconu
Financial Translations of the Coun
try Kor the I'nst Week
Boston , pec 1. ( Special Telegram to Tnc
15m.I : The following table , compiled from
special dispatcher to the Qostou Post from 1
the managers of leading clearing houses
of the United States and Canada , shows the i
gross exchanges for the week ending
November DOwith , the percontngo of lncreaso '
and decreuso , as compared with the corresponding
spending week In 1SSS.
• ! ? g
CITIES CLEArtlNaS 2 jg
: :
New York 8tf20G03,2.VJ 575
Uoston , Sl.S.W.W 2.J
l'lilludelpnla OT.TSl.auJ J2.5
Chlcnso ' C0.UI7.0 0 2. ! )
8t. IiO ui3..i JGtTH,0' 13.0
Hun Irauclsco ] . ( iaiJ7 ! , ) 4.0
NewOneads 12,802,411 4.(5 (
Pittsburg 11.831)72 ; ) 10.9
Baltimore 11.WI.18.I JJ.2
Cincinnati , M 10.26H.4W 8.U
Kansas Ulty 7TOl , li ! 11,0
Mluuoanolls C.ISi.iao 13.2
Louisville 5,7U,4'i3 2.0
Providence S.r > W,2iU 20(1 (
Milwaukee 6,2r : > ,0 < W 1.2
Detroit 4 , < )17WJ ) 17.6
Cleveland l,0nawJ2 2J.8
ht Iuul . , 4.120 , 'JJO 10.7
Omaha 3,94-2,602 20. ?
llcmer : i,7tc.\ulJ wfi
Memphis : iliio,0 | " ' u.ti
Colnmbus 2.073.U0J 31,1
Hlohmouil lVOva 11,7
Inillanupolls . . . lh2 i,0Jj 2 8
( iaivestou l , 7f > ' . 'l ' 0.0
l'ort Worth 1.7 ' 1IH 10,8
Uulutli lr.-0,60U ! r .2
lcorla . I , IIV ) ll.o
1'orttr.nd. Ore 1.0H.IGI 3f.3 . .
H. Joseph 1,0.13.217 20.0
SprlnqtlaUU liKi6.07. ri 2.8
Nowliaven 1W0JI 0.0
Woicestor . . . . , , . . . . ir.8,21) ) 20.0
Norfolt 81f. ' > 3.8
lies ilcildes 11,111 5.1
Lowell Ml.tlhT B.8
( Iranil ltanius r,2UW ( 17.0
Wlclilta 621,700 o.r ,
[ os Angeles 477.001 26.1
TopeKa , 80l.r,8l 0.0
• llutliilo 2,1/11 , JS '
1 • Portland , Ore lMH.n&J
Nashville , l , < sn.8'il
Sioux City KII.OH
• Keatllo 7T' ' ' , * 1-B
• lacomn . . , . OOj.222
• lilrnilnKhiim 500.T1I
Montreal fVH , < iK
_
Total WT2.011,8il O.B
OutsldoNew Vork.l 3fi5.40J.o01 U. |
"
* Not Included hi totals
china noituons
An American Ship Wreokod AOront
' Tvi > hoiii A Vlllngo lliirni'd ,
San Fhanouoo , Col , Dec 1 , The steam
ship Gaelic , which urrlvod from China and
Japan today , brings the news that the Amer
ican shin Chccseborough was wrecked October -
bor SO by running on a rock oft Stuchi-rl-
Hama und nlneteon of her crew drowned
Four of the crew were saved The most
violent typhoon known heroin many years
swept over the Islnndof Sade , on October SI ,
Fifty nouses aud us mauy boats wsro de
stroyed .
• On October SO at Kauldaraachi , In Nuguta-
prefo , threo-fourths of the village was de
stroyed by lire Threochlldren were burned
to death aud lb3 houses ucstroyed
Tlio Wcailirr I'orroast ,
For Omaha und vicinity : Fulr , followed
by rain
For Nebraska and low-as Fair , followed
by light rain or snow , sllgntly coaler except
In extreme oustern portion ot Iowa , station
ary temperature , variable winds ,
For South Dakotut Light snow , lower
temperature , northerly winds ,
Alilcrmnn Kioiio round ,
Wicilm , ICun , Dec 1. Alderman Stone ,
the prominent businessman who disappeared
mysteriously some time ago , has been found
by his son near Fort Scott , Kan , Stone has
been iu ill health for boojo time , and it now
appears that ho had become suddeuly Insane
aud wandered away , for the past three
months ho led the Ufa ot a tramp
*
L _ _ _ J _ .
SECRETARY { J NOBLES ' REPORT
"
RccommondtitlorjB of the Intorlor
Department to Congroas
THE BUSINESS OF UNCLE SAM
General Land _ Ofllco Affairs The
IJInvnuili CciiRus Jtnllrontl Ijnnil
OriuiU Tlio lmllnns llio Pan *
slou liurcau Irrigation
Noblo'rt Jtoport
WAsnixoTo , Dec 1. Tlio report of the
secretary of the Interior Is n very exhaustive
ono Jt first treats of the opoulug ot Okla
homa ; the successful negotiation of a treaty
with the Sioux Indians in Dakota and the
advent ' Into the union of the four now states
North Dakota , South Dakota , Montana and
Washington
acNcitAi hnd omen
With reference to the business of the pen
oral ' lund ofllco for 1S 9 , the following table
with reference to patents issued Is given !
Acres
Agricultural patents , 70,141 , cov-
erlug 11,701,110.07
Mineral patents , 013
Coal patents , 1.15 , covering 17,000 SO
Railroad lands , covering > 42 , " ) , OI0 03
Swamp lands , covering 250,781.4,5
Stuto selections under educa
tional urunts , covering 1 2,350 01
Indian und miscellaneous patents 15'Jy00.31
Total 12,781,71.110
Thoio can be found In the commissioners
report tables assigning these dlflcicnt selec
tions to the proper states aud territories in
which they are situated
The final entries inado during the yenr
covered U,033r. ' , l3.15 acres ; the original en
tries , 8,050,100.44 nci-os , and the railroad and
other selections , 4,514,570.10 acres The
total amount ot cash sales amounted to
$3,379.410.40. The number of liunl entries
disposed of during the year Miichod S0.000.
There remained pending in the olllco on
the 30th of June , lsSO , 1S0.01S final cntiies of
all classes ; ofougluat entries of nil classes
then pending 353 , 'JS4. Iinllroad sections un
disposed of , 29,414,251.01 acres ( an lncreaso
over thu amount pen dine at the beginning ot
the year of 4.014,3S5 f > J acres ) . This does
not Include 301,0.0.07 ucres of Oregon wagon
road selections Swamp selections of vari
ous states coveting over 2,0J0,0J0 acres were
pending , and cducitionnl and internal im
provement soloctlons covorlng 1,073,472.SS
acres
'Ihncish receipts for \ho year , from nil
sources , were 80,035,001.31 , a decrease ns
compared with the previous year of $3t > 01-
2.10,03. Tills decrease , the commissioner ex
plains , was duo mainly to the falliug oil in
cash entries
IllhlOATIOK
The subject next in importance in the land
ofllco , 1 deem thnt of the system already in
augurated by congress for the redemption of
the arid regions bv irritation The acts of
congress on which it i3 based are recent aud
are ns follows :
On Mnrch 30 , 1SSS , a joint resolution was
approved directing the secretary of the in
terior , by means of the director of the geological
logical survey , to investigate the practicabil
ity of constructing reservoirs for thostorngo
of water In the arid regions of the United
States and to report to congress After
wards , upon such report , congress Inserted
iu the act approved October 2 , 1383 , making
appropriations for the sundry civil expenses
of the government for the fiscal year ondlng
Juno 00. Ib80.
For the purpose of investigating the ex
tent to which the arid region of the United
States can bo redeemed by irrigation , and the ,
segregation of the irrigable lauds in such
arid region , and for the selection ot sites for
reservohs and other hydraulic work neces .
sary for the storage and utilization of water
for irrigation and the prevention of floods
und overflows , nnd to mnko the necessary
maps , including the pav of employes in Held
and in ofllco , the cost of nil instruments , ap
paratus und materials , und all other ncces-
sary expenses connected therewith , the work ;
to bo performed by the geological survey ,
uudor the direction of the sect otary of the In- 1
terlor , the sum of $100,000 , or so much thereof ;
as may bo necessary
The act apurovod-March 2 , 18S9 , making
appropriation for the sundry civil expenses J
of the government for the fiscal year ending
June30 , lb'JO , makes an appiopriatlon of f
$250,000 for the sauio purpose
Iu conformity with the provisions of the 1
above acts , the director of tbo geological
survey has notilled the socrctary of the In-
toriorot the soicctlon of sites for lesorvolr
purposes , situated in the following states ,
and territories : California , Colorado , Utah ,
Idaho , Montana and Now Moxlco These ,
selections have been approved by the de .
partment In the circular Issued by the act
ing commissioner , In compliance with the
' Instructions of tno secretary , dated August 1
5 , 18S9 , itwa3 stated to the registers nnd re-
celvers of tlio land oDlccs that information
had reached the department that parties
were endeavoring to make filings on aria !
lands reserved for reservoirs , irrigating
ditches and canals , and for the purpose of
controlling the waters ot lakes und mors
and their tributaries in the arid regions , and
the attention of these officers was called to
the act of October 2 , 1838.
T1IR ELEVKNTII CENSUS
Whllo comprising all the investigations un
dertaken In the Tenth , it will include two ad- [ '
ditiouul and Important features : An inquiry
In relation to the recorded indebtedness of
pi-ivato corporations und Individuals , and n •
}
list of the names , organizations and length of
service of surviving soldlors , sailors und
marines und their widows ,
I am nssurod by the superintendent that
the forthcoming census ; as compared with
any previous ono , will bo moro statistical
aud less scientific ; moro aaaptcd to an actual
inventory ot the nations progrebS in popula i-
tion , industry and wealth , and less given to
technology , descriptions and scientific dis 1-
quisitions
Tbo latest appliances for tbo rapid tabu i-
lation aud presentation ot the results ot the
census have been adopted , and io effort will 1
bo spared to present , -at ns early a data ns
possible , the entlro results of another decade
of the nations progress
As an Illustration of the magnltudo of this
nndortaklnir It is only necessarv to mention
the fact that It Is estimated that there will '
be employed in taKlng the Eleventh census
42,000 enumerators , 2.000 clerks , from SCO to
C00 special agents , 175 supervisors and 25 ex
perts The number of published volumes
will probably exceed these of the Tenth
census The calculation bus been madu that
if < the inquiry in regard to votoruns should
yield 1,1.00,003 names , it will take eight ,
quarto volumes of 1,000 pages each to con
tain them
It Is to ha remarked that by the last clause
of soctlou 3 of said act (25 ( , United States '
statutes , 701) ) It wus enacted ; All examin
ations for appointment and promotion under '
this act shall bo in tha discretion and under
the direction of tha secretary of the inter
ior " Uy this the nppointmonts were re
moved from the control of thu civil service *
commission and In order to sccura compe
tent clerks In this ofllco it was deemed
Bufiiciont to rcquiro thorn to puss un examin ,
ation before a board established by the secretary -
rotary and upon such subjects as bore near
relation to the work to bo pcrforincJ , and
not difficult for those of ordinary intelligence
and education Such a board has Deen in ,
operation almost from the beginning of the
work in the ofllco aud tbo results have been
very satisfactory Uy it a large force uudor !
the demands of particular stage * of the worlc
can b .ibtulnod near the place of demand ;
and wncii this extra force is discharged , as
It necessarily must be nftor a comparatively
short use of from six months to a year , tbo
individuals will find their homes ' and not be
In the distress or danger that would awult
such a body drawn together Irom all parts ot
our wldo country under the moro general
regulations ot the civil service commission
XAIMlOAD UNO ( HUNTS
Where a railroad company Is claiming the
land by virtue of the grant , It Imposes 1 u
great burden upon the commissioner of the
land ofllco nnd the secretary of the interior
to have to dctormlno Whettier the patents
shall be issued or not
If congress intends to forfeit the lundi , nil
of tbo facts are before it The failure to act
mav well bo tnkon as an Indication on the
part ot the government thnt the forfeiture
\ will not bo insisted upon ,811011 , would bo n
Just ) conclusion on the part ot the ofllcers ot
this department , nnd these patents may yet
bo l issued upon the presumption that con
grcss lf f docs not Intend that the forfeiture
shall bo exacted and that there Is no need of
furthordolny There should certainly bo
found i somewhere the moral courage to glvo
the I ovldonco of titloto thd rnllronds in It is
given ' to the Individual it Is intended
that any possible forfeiture will not
bo Insisted upon The obligation ,
however , folrly rests upon con
gress i , and It is hoped that the latter will as
sume J It and net without farther delay , Not
only the railroad companies are Interested hi
the i decision of these matters , but nlso the
| government , In order thnt Its business mny
bo disposed of ; the citlzsns , who have purchased -
chased ' from the company relying upon the
| grant , and the settlers , who , In anticipation
of the restoration of these lands to tbo pubc
lie domain , bnvo settled upon thorn under tbo
homestead or other laws
I npprovu the rocomniondntton of the com
missioner that thu Fifty-llrslcongross should
give some oxprcsslon of losislntlvo opinion ,
by Joint resolution or otherwise , as to
whether or not action should bo takun 111 thu
land ofllco on selections now pending As to
such portions of land grunts us are cotcr-
miaous with these portions of roads still uncompleted -
completed , It Is estimated that 6,000,000 acres ,
might bo restored to the public domain by
the Immcdlato declaration of such for
feituro
INDIAN ArrAins
Speaking of the Indian bureau , the secre
tary shows that the appropriation for the
Indian bureau for 1SS9-U0 was f0,0S3,851 ,
being a not lncreaso ovur the pruvious year
of $273,710.
If from the sum expended during thoyoar ,
$1,331.07 133 , wo deduct support of Indian
school , $1,131,270.02 ; Intornst on trust fuuds ,
J713.040.8J ; fulfilling trcntlus with iDdlan
tribes , pormancut , $370,557.13 , making 62-
230,871.27 , the balnnco is SJ,10OS0l U ; nnd
this wo may assume to bo nearly the sum required -
quired each year to supply tbo Indian tribes
with food , blankets , clothes , medicines aud
Implements , either us absolute gratuities or
under ticatics that will expire within a low
yeai s.
The school system , with Us nttondnnt
practices , is worthy of ndoption nnd oxuan-
sion until It may be made to embrace all the
Indian youth It is n model produced by the
governments own generosity und by tno
ability of these solcctod by it for suporln-
tendonts aud teachers It is not Bomotbing
newly discovered or to bo advocated us u
rccont invention It has been In full opera
Hon for years In the department of letters
It glvos a good common school education In
the department of Inbor IU Inculcates both n
love for labor and a habit of working lb
mav bo easily systematized sn as to have its
form adopted in schools of different grades ,
and so that its pupils may bo gradually ,
when fitted and entitled , transferred to the
white common schools *
PENSION ESTIMATES
The estimates for pensions inado for the
fiscal year beginning July 1 , 1839 , were not
only inadequate but must have been known
to bo so when recommended to congress The
cstiniatoforthoproviousyear wasfSOOUO,000.
Hut before this estlmuto . tbe prosentyoar
was completed it was apparent thnt a do-
flcloney would bo iuoUrrod , as it was in-
currcd for the previous year , to the amount
of ut least 83,000.000 , nud that this added to
the original eighty millfo ' uB would not bo
cnousrh to moot tbo obligations uccruing bo
fore tbo end of oven thatjfacul yenr
It was lenowu also thatlho pension list was
increasinir , nnd if the payments of 1SS3-S9
could not bo met with ' $30OOJOOo ; but n do-
llcloncy bill had to bo passed for $3 000,000
more , it must bavo boon ' anticipated that the
former commissioners successor would bo
ion Into ndollcloncy Yet the estlmuto for
vonsions was conflned to { 80,000,000 for 1SS91
00. Tbo result If the cause were not so
easily detected might produro nn unfair
comparisou between the previous adralnistni
tion and tbo prcsont as to tbo amount ox-
pendod In this branch of the Borvice I do
not hesitate , however , to assume the re-
sponsibility , as I Pave done In the estimates
for the next fiscal year , of recommending nn
increase in theapproprlatfon for psnslous , so
that aliboraland legalpavmontmaybomade
to all the dosorvlng penbionors of the ropub-
He The sum will reach $97,210,252.
The report of the commissioner fortho last
fiscal year shows that there were on the rolls
on Juuo 30 , 1S89 , 489,725 pensioners , classified
nsfotlows : 351,484 army invalids , 07,591) army
widows , minor chlldren.and dependent rola-
tivos ; 4,517 navy Invalids , ? 2,200 , navy wid
ows , mlnorchildron and dependent relatives ;
00J survivors of the war of 1812 ; 0,934 widows -
ows of these who scrviid'in ' that war ; 17,001 ,
survivors of the war wltlr Moxlco , and 0,200
widows of these who served In that war
The names of 51,921 pensioners were added
to the roll and the names of 1,751 pensioners
dropped from the roll were restored , making
nn ugKrognto of 53,075 pensioners added to
the roll during the year Tbo names ot 10,507
pensioners were dropped for various causes ,
leaving the net Increase for the year 37,108.
The average annual Value of each ponslon
at the close of the year was 1131.18 , an in- [
crease for the year of J5.78 in tbo average
amount of each ponslon The aggreguto an-
nual value of all pensions at the close of '
the year was $04,210,552 30. an increase for 1
the year of 7,539,331.44 , ,
The amount paid for pensions during tbo ,
year was $33.27.1,113.23 , an lncreaso of
$9,499,251,80 over the amount paid In the
previous year The total amount disbursed 1
bv the agents for all purposes was $39,131-
803 44. At the close ot the fiscal year there
was duo to pensioners ns first payments of
pension on certificates which had been Issued 1
the BUtn of $5,5IS5,270,8l , ,
The whole number of claims presented 1
durlnc the year wss 244,240 , of whtcn 81.220
wcro for original ponslon , und 1QJ.020 for ln .
crease of pension Tho-number of claims
for original ponslon allowed was 51,921 ; the
number rejected was 19,147 , The number of t
claims for increase allowed was 123,001 ; the
numnor rejected w&s 50.0J9.
iThe commissioner makes several rccom-
mcndatlons ns to amendments of the law
1und additional legislation
NO HKIjIWANTI3D. .
4
South Dakota Able to Take Onra of
Her Sufferers '
Yankton , S. D. , Dee 1. ( Special Tele-
eratn to Tub Hue | Largo quantities of
flour , clothing and provisions have been con
triouted In this city to ijij the drouth suf-
torors in Sanborn.and Miner counties ,
South Dakota people are abundantly able
to take euro of tholr few drouth sufferers
and will do it , and they brand as Infamous
the falsehoods ( oolng circulated in the cast
about tbrt total crop fultiiro and the uulvcr-
sal starvation in Dakoa { Large shipments
of hogs , cattle and sheep are going east from '
bore dally , nnd tbe Yunkton flouring mill
makes a frequent shipment of Hour to Europe -
rope direct Iu 18) ) > 9 thoiDukota whont crop
wus 41,000.000 bushels , corn 2J,000OJO bush
els , oats 22,000,000 bushels , potatoes 4,000,000 't
cnouch uf nil to keep the people und to spare >
Let the eastern money bags look out for
the starving poor of their own communities
and Dakota will take cars of herself

Sloro Santn Fo Itobliers Cum I it
Ginkvjli.e , Tex , Dae 1. City Marshal 1
Iloncycutt received Information last night
that three Santa Fe train robbers had been
captured iu Oklahoma City , I. T. The ar-
rest of these parties mukes almost a clean
awcop of the outire party with these now
arrcstod Several uro well known iu Gaines
yillo The ontlro gaug will be taken to Pur-
cell , I. T „ and will have their preliminary
hbarlng before the United State * coinnils-
sloner tomorrow , •
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Tlio/Voranloiu ; Kntrlisli tfyuclli'nto ,
Chicagoiec l. Uis' .announccd tonight
thnt Lawyer Cobln of th'i * city has about
completed a deal whereby tbo great plant of
tbo Michigan Stove company of Detroit may
pass into the hands of un ICaglUh syndicate >
company It controls , besides Its factories
in Detroit , establishments In New York and
Uuffato
i J
REED ) AND HIS REWARDS
HIb Late Oppononta Will Bo Ron
moniborod First
HE | KNOWS WHO STOOD BY HIM
Tlio Orntlcnicn Who Came In Ontot
the AVot Will Flml It Very
Dry Democrat * ) null the
Contested Scots ,
Washington Hunimt Tnr Onuiu Bnn , 1
513 Fauiitbrnth SrucET , !
Wasiunoton , D. C , Dec , 1. )
. Now that the speakership light Is ever the
iutorest naturally turns to the disposition
that Mr Keod will mnko ot the Important
chairmanships nt his disposal , in ether words
how | , he will reward these who have worltod
,
for hltn early and late Ho will bo greatly
assisted in this matter by the fact that
the balloting was open IIo knows
exactly who voted for him on the second bnl-
lot IIo knows who stood by him from the
flrst and who tbo gontlemcu are who climbed
on his wagon when they saw that his wus
the winnliiR team > Of course his late opponents -
pononts will come tn for the flrst consldorn •
tion Mr McKlnloy , ns already stated In
these dispatches , must bo tondercd
the chairmanship of the committee -
too on ways and moons There
is a general belief that Mr McKlnloy , rocogv
nizlng.ulready what the venerable Father
Kulloy has done , or claims to have done for
him . , wilt pretor that the chairmanship of
thatcommltteo bo tendered to Mr Kelly
Instead I of to himself At the same time it
must bo said tnat Mr McKlnloy very dlplot
mntlcally worltod himself clear of any pledge
in that direction by saying that as the com
mltteoshlp J had not yet been oftcrod to him
ho ' could not say that ho would declluo In
favor of Mr Kelley
Mr Cannon , of course , gets the npproprlai
atlons chairmanship
. As for Colonel Henderson of Iowa , ho will
likely remain on the appropriations com
mittee
Tom Bayne of Pittsburg will got the
chalrmnnshlp ot rlvors and harbors
It Is said thnt Mr Hurrows wilt probably
prefer to romuin on the ways , and means
com mittco
. Hurry lilngnam , the former postmaster of
. Philadelphia , has been active enough in Mr
Roods bobalf to onrn the r.huiruianship of
postofllco I and post roads committee
Dorsey of Nebraska will probibly obtain
the ' banking and currency chairmanship.e
. Cabot Ledge has beoa Mr Hoods right
bower j in the light , and bus been expecting
the ] chairmanship of elections , but Judge
Uowoll of Illinois will probably get it
Pavson of Illinois will rcccivo the public
lands ] chairmanship
Perkins of Kansas Indian affairs
Boutolle of Maine naval uffalrs
Dingloyof Malno merchant mnrino nnd
fisheries 1 Farquhar of Now York wanted
this | latter commlttco , but Heed will probably
not i forget him for breaking the Hood
New j York Wheat combination and practi
cally , electing Captain Adams fordoontooper ,
so , that he will probably not got thut chairI
inanship ]
Mill ! icon of Mnhfo will got the public build
Ings j and grounds probably
McCouias ot Maryland , for some remark
able , reason , seems to be anxious to leave his
present important position on the appropria-
tious 1 committee nnd light for n chairman
ship , Tbo district committee Is said to bo
his j ambition Ho may get it , nnd If ho does
he 1 will only hold it ono week before he will
believe 1 what bis friends now toll him that
the 1 powers to appoint a friend to a clerkship
ou , his committee is too big n price to pay for
his j leaving tno most important committee iu
the 1 house
The ether chairmanships are still In doubt
and 1 It will probably bo after the holidays be-
fore Mr Reed will bo able to announce his
selection
The disposition6f the committors docs not
lie 1 altogether In the hands ot tha Hpeakor
The administration must bo consulted , aud
Mr Hood is under too many obligations to
Senators ; Quay and Piatt not to hear their
their requests before llnally announcing his
list
JlEKU INTERVIEWED
Sponker Reed was asked today by your
correspondent ' if ho had any idea when his
committees : would bo announced "It is im-
possible to toll , " ho answered iu his slow , de
liberate way "I should think not for two
weeks , und perhans linger Mr Carlisle
tooic until the 1st of January , and I shall bo
doing wall It I am able to make up the list In
two weeks So far I have not been able to
give tbe matterono moments consideration "
. " Then you do not look for much buslnoss
tb bo done until nftcr the recess ? "
"Hardly.v If the committees nro appointed
In two weeks from now there will bo only n
tow dava left before the usual Christmas
recess Is taken , "
Are you likely to appoint the commlttco
on rules In ndvanco ot the other commltteos ,
so that the rules can be modilied before un
attempt is made to do business ! "
"I am not prepared to say what may bo
done , but it would not bo surprising if tno
committee on rules should bo appointed in I
the course of a few days , bo hat the rules
could be rovlsod whllo the house is waiting
for other business "
Can you express any opinion on the prob-
able course of legislation this wintorl"
' • It would not bo politic for mo to do so ,
and In addition to that , I urn not able to un-
swer the question This somewhat unncces-
sary contest , " and Mr Hood smiled at tha
recollection of the light , has taken up ull j
our time , and tliero has been no J
opportunity for consultation The
views of various members will 1
have to be ascertained and conflicting opln-
Ions reconciled Measure ) for which there '
seems to bo a public domund will be pushed ,
while ethers may bo dropped With our
small-majority thoio will have to be har
mony and conciliation if wo are to accom
plish anything , "
Mr Hood has received nutnorous tele-
crams of congratulation from all parts of the
country , und the original Reed man"was at
the bhorcbam today in full force IIo has
already received an application for a place
A lady called on blm nnd wanted to bo
placed In charge of thu ladies reception
room on the house nido Mr Reed told her
that the ofllco was not in bis gift ,
An tst : I > LAN
It was learned today that the democratio
members of the house yesterday adopted
a very wise course in ono respect at lbust
It was ngreod that a general committee of
fifteen should bo appolntod who shall have
supervisory control of all matters in which
11 is necessary that the party policy shn ll be
maintained This committee will bo dlyldod
up Into live sub committees , each having car
tain lines ot work to look after nnd to ner-
form Ono ot these sub-commlttoes will be
charged with the duty of inquiring into all 1
the points at issue on tbo seventeen con
tested election cases which nro to bo cou- '
tested The policy as now outllnod provides )
that wherovcr there is strong evldonco thut
a republican contestant la entitled to the Beat
which ho usks the sub-comtnittoo having
them in charge reports such casus
to tbo full committee and they will ' j
advlso their party of the finding and
will rcoommond that no contest bo muln-
tulaed against the man who is ovidoutly on-
titled to occupy the seat forwnich a cor till
cato Is hold by a aemocrat at present On '
the other hand , In cases which show tbrt the
holder has a prima facie right to his seat , or
where the doubts favor tno democrat , it
ishall bo so reported and vigorously fought
This policy , It carried out , will materially
aid In uottliug tbo contested cases and will
be likely to result in simplifying tbo course
of procedure
1NTEI1STATE OOMMBItCE JAW EXTENSION
Along with the proposition to extend and
perfect the Interstate commerce lnw will
como before congress this winter the usual
grist of frcbomea protecting railroad em-
ployes nnd to prevent fires consuming pass ,
eager coaches lu cases ot accident , Thu re-
J
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I ' " '
cent report of the railroad commissioner of
lowu on the subject of mortality by accidents
Olt railroads has created a great deal ot In
terest ( among congressmen The last con
gress bad before it probably n srnro of bills
providing that there Bhould not ho stoves In
passencer conches nnd thnt they Bhould bo
boated by steam , hot ulr , hot wnter , elec
tricity nnd various ether device * ; nlso thnt
all freight trains should bo provided with
air brakes und safety couplings Intended to
preserve the llfo nnd limb of brakemen
I'b It has been suggested that a section shall
bo placed In the Interstate commerce lnw
which will glvo the commission authority to
sot up ruto nud regulations nnd make such
laws ns the commission deem proper to gov
ern the questions of beating nnd brnklng
couches and cars 011 passenger aud freight
trams ! In other words , it is suggested that
the interstate commerce commission bo given
the sumo latitude that the civil service com
{ mission Is granted in the wav of extending
the laws This , of course , will have to bo
done by the sanction of thu president ,
IMI'UOVRl ) I.ASD OriUR METHODS
There is n very wldo contrast between the
methods ) pursued nt the gcnotal land ofllco
now , und these which brought nbout a reign
of terror timong the sottlorson the public do-
uinln nyoarnco A largo foroo of Bpeciul
ngonts , dotuctlvos , were employed under the
Cleveland administration to collect informaa
tion Intended to cast suspicion upon homoci
stendera and ether settlers and deprive thorn
of tholr homes 1'ho old -adngo was reversed ,
nnd everybody was regarded as u thiet uu-
less { J ho could provo himself otherwise The
privileges granted by the constitution of the
United States nnd the federal statuteswhich
glvo homos to honost-intcntlonpd settlers ,
were regarded as or no ndy.intngo to anyone
Now the good-intontionod settler can have
everything Commissioner tl rod und SccroJ
tary Noble expect the laws to bo compllod
with , nud thnt the rules governing entries
Upon the public domain shall bo observed ,
but the muro fnet that poverty or sickness
prevents 1 the settler from complying with
the strict letter of the lawisugio.it nrgu-
ment 111 favor of lonlency It It Is proven
that the BOttler tins compllod with the ori-
mary t requirements , observing the fiindn-
mental t principles , nud has striven tn observe
every point in thu law , reasou nnd manhood
are exorcised lu behalf of the settler w lion
J
contests are broucht before the general laud
ofllco There will bo no raids made upon the
public domain , and these who honustly endeavor -
deavor to obtain u home in the far west will
bo assisted rithcr thau prosecuted by the
fcdoral ( government
MI3CCUANn0U8.
, Senator Allison and his pleasant family
have located ut 1024 Vermont nvonue for the
season
Hon J. P. Dolllvor of Iowa , the youngest
member ' of the house , nud thu most eloquent
J political orator of the country according to
L-iccrotaiy Ulnino's way of thlukiiig , is at the
Hamilton ' for the winter
Senator Pottigrow and family are stopping
nt the Hlggs house for a few days bsforo
moving Into tlia Randolph house 011 First
strcot , wnlcb has been leased for two oars ,
Ex-Senator and Mrs Van Wyelt nnd little
daughter < urrlvod this ufternoon from Ne
braska and will bo at the Rings for several
weeks I'Lnuv S. Heath
FltKXGU POLITICS
Tlio Chamber Dovotiui ; Most of Its
Time ; ti > Contested Elections
[ Cflpi/rfuM ISSi by Jam ( JonlmJjiui' .l
Paius , Dee 1. I Now York Herald Cable
Special to The Hek.1 French politics
bnvo I cntored upon a dull porlod The cham-
her I dovotcB most ot its time to contested
elections ( , and in their decision political con
sldcrntlons have no small weight , even
though the votes of the deputies arc In many
cases ( most contradictory When the oleo1
tion I of a monarchjil imperialist , uonsorva1
tivo , , or Houlnugist deputy has been con
firmed the majority are apparently seized
with 1 remorse , und the next contest is , if
there I is the slightest excuse for it , decided
agalns , the untt-republlcan claimant Still
.
moro extraordinary is nn incident which occurred -
currod ' lu commlttco , to wliich was referred
tbo 1 contested election In tbo Mont Martro
district 1 , After the committee had twice
decided ( that Jofforlu was not legally
elected , they turned around and
came ' to the conclusion thut ho was
duly 1 returned and entitled to his sent The
report of the commlttco and the debate on it
will bnrdly fail to glvo rise to an interesting
discussion It will probably bo violently opposed -
posed by the right and Clsmoucoau's radical
followers , and it is most likely that many re
publicans will take the same vlotv ot thu
quustion 1 as doe3 the right and refuse to ad-
mlt a man for whom only a minority of the 1
doctors voted Those who demand confirma
tion of the Mont Martro election are occupy
ing mi illegal position and can assL-n no ica-
0 ns ether thau political expediency for their
votes They fear that if the Mont Martro
election Is invalidated Doulnngor will
again offer himself as a cnudl-
' dnto and that ho will again
secure a majority of the votes cast They
therefore demand the validation pf Jofforin
on the ground of political expediency By so '
doing ihoy are ignoring the legal nsocct of
the question What ia at prcsont taking
place m tbo chauibor it another proof that
such is the violence of political passions in
.
Franco Uiut it is Imposslblo for a political 1
assembly to decide of this
questions sort Im •
partially The electoral struggto is , as soon
as the elections nro over , transferred to the
chamber The victorious party at the polls
has always a. tondonuy toward
nn effort to mnko the victory
moro complete by unsoatlng n3 many of their
opponents ns possible , either with or with
out good nnd sufficient reasons for so doing
Many fair-minded men think this state of
things might bo romodlod by doprlving the
chamber ot its right to dccldo upon the vu-
lidlty of the election of its members and to
rotor the contested oleution to the judicial 1
authorities ot the country or to a spcciul
tribunal crealod for that purpose , whoso lui-
partiality would bo above question ,
,
A Lnttt-r From tstinlny ,
[ Copi/i 10M 1889fci/JawiM GordonIicnnttl.l
.
ZiNzuuit , Dee 1. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to The Uek.I Stanley writ
Ing from Mlkossl under date of November
20 , says that the party are all well and en
joying the luxuries Major Weissmann sent
them , but ho complains bitterly ot having
[
been two years ami eleven months without
news , tbo mail having been lost or robbed
A postscript , wrilton on the morning of the 1
27th , states that Stanley had Just rccolvod 1
Acting Consul General Smiths letter , Cvory
ono was rejoiced to hoar that tno queen still I
reigns and eagerly wanted newspapers to
learn the incidents of the last thrco years ,
m
Irrltntml Over Fnlxo News
( CoptirtgMlfSibu Juni'j Oonfou ffsnnett )
Homb , Doe 1. tNow York Herald [
Cable Special to The Hik : , | The pope has
not , as reported , sent a telegram to Mgr
Salolll requesting hltn to visit Ireland on his
way back from America The false nowa
which is continually boiug circulated in ro-
gnrd to the Vatican and foreign ecclesiastics t
especially these of Irelund , is very Irritating
to tbe holy sco , and all the moro so as It only
creates misunderstandings in Ireland and
among tbo Irish in America ,

NovfiiilJor'tf Mntcnrolndcnl Foaturp ,
Wasiunoton , Dee 1 , The signal service
weather crop bulletin for tbe mouth Bays
the most prominent motcorological feature
of tbo month was tbo great storm which
moved from Texas northeast to tbo lakes *
and thence to tbo maritime provinces , bo
tween the 20th nud 29th. The cold wave fol- I
3lowing ia tbe rear of the storm caused frosts
I and freezing weather as far couth as aorta
J ern Florida
. . . j. , . . 'r'i ' - Higr > ' "St ' - A'A r .
ALLISON ] WILL BERE-ELECTED |
Iown Demnndfl It ttml PoUtlolrma I
Will Wisely Obey ,
:
CAN DEMOCRATS SHOW THE WAY ? :
1
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Prohibition or Lit'tMiso tlio ( Jnr-stlon S
Which UJ Puzzling llnwkrtj-o , <
1'nrtlcs Killed in Saloon ;
Hit With nn Ax j
*

The .ivurlto Hon 3
, Dr.s Moines , In , , Uro I. ( Special to {
The Hek.I The question of tbo election of a
United States senator to succeed Allison Is |
attracting moro attention oven outsldo the * J 9
state l than within it , probably for the reason ' 9
thntoutsldo ) the impression nrovalls that he
is Indnnirerof defeat No such Impression 13
exists in the minds of republicans hero , who J |
nro host Inrormed on tbo situation Uy 4 S3
coin 111 on consent ho was the necoiited o\u- jj' |
didatoof the party durliu the campilgu if
,
the republicans hid sucurod n majority of A
twenty-live In the nuxt legislature no ono \
would have thought of raising n question ns ;
u his ro-olectlon. They hnvo n majority of j
six | , , and there is no good reason why the i
)
sltuitlon ] should bo changed on that account \
Kvnry republican member who was elected i
this year , If not instructed by his county to j
vote for Allison , was at least inado nwaro of -
the , conornlfai ty doslro that ho do so , und j
ho , fully expected to do bo Tlio 10publican J |
holdover , senators also recognise thu general '
desho J of the party for Allison's reelection , :
and probably without eco tlou will vote for \
him , The only exception that anyone has 5
suggested is Senator b'ltin of Taylor g
county Hut there is no mason ' •
to bollovo that Finn would holt n party cau- j T
cuson . this subloct Ho was elected as a re- "at
publican , und tbo republicans ) of this district "j
want to nee Allison 10-nlcctcd. M010 thnu , !
that , Mr Finn wants to ben candidate for 'Wi
congress from the Uighth district next summer - E
mor , nud ha would hardly begin his c.mdl- S'i
dacv bv antagonizing the wishes of the grunt ] X ]
majority of the republicms of that district ?
The democrats would be obliged to get not X
only Kin 11 , but ut least three other repub- , j
ilcan votes to defeat Allison , and they uovor g '
will bo nolo to do It , The situation is such 4 ]
that no republican could uflord nov to betray Jk
his party or his manhood by entering a 9\ \
democratic alliance to defeat so eminent n mi
republican statesman as Allison The to who JR
uro best Inlormod bollovo that Allison will Si
recclvo the caucus nomination nud boolcctcd , a
without a single dissenting republican vote 3
In n. Qmintlry 3
Dr.s MotsriIa. : . , Dec L [ Siwlal to W
The tir.i : | Will It bo llconso or prohibition I M
Tliat is the question which several thousand
Iowa ' puoplo mo daily asking ; |
'lhoro has probably not boon n legislnturo J
iu I twoaty years whoso coming has boon S
awaited with moro public Interest than the . * '
approaching ono _ a
The situation has Its iiurislng ns well as m
its | serious sldos Doth ) . ' js are like the j
follow who grabbed the bear und was calling ff
forsomoono ( to help lilm lot go The douio- \
crnts bavo boon saving ull the while that \
if ; they only had the ohanco they would settle d
the prohibition question mighty quick 1
Well , they seem to have nocurod the chaucc , ' |
with the aid of n few nntl-prohlbltlon repub- ' Jf
llc-ans ] , but th y nro not nt nil ready to settle If
the t question Nor uiu tbo republic ins much j ,
hotter ' prepared There Is a general dlsno- &
sltion on the part nf the latter to let the A
democrats take the initiative Since they g
think , It is so easy to dccldo whit to do , they 3
will 1 bo given the chance , So thu ropuoll- • if
cans are waiting to sen what the dainocrats , §
have ' to ofTcr There uro n few republicans , -j
possibly four or five , who will fool like " 3
uniting j with the democrats to socuto " |
homo modification of the present law Hut |
the I dlfllcultv will como In whou 4
it is nttompted to form n law thnt will sat JH
isfy : them and ut the same time satisfy the m
democratio ' party . a
There is n sharp difference of opinion bo,3 ,
tweon 1 the democrats us to what Ia needed m
The ' democrats In tlio river counties dent 'M
want auy local option , they demand n general - ?
oral license law , and not n very high license f
uithor The democrats of the interior couu,1
lies favor local option nud a high license " 4
The ' republicans who want u chnngo will ccr- .t
tamlv not nccopt anything lower lu the mat J
ter of control than nn optional prohibition A
and high license ns an alternative I
' The republicans in the largur cities , ns n 4
rule , fnvor a modification of the luw that ! ' $
will permit ptohlbltlon to remain us the general - J
oral law of the state , for thu countlos that i :
want it , und high license for those who do J
not They claim that this docs not surrender 4
tiny advantage that prohibition tins gained A
uud docs secure some measure of legal con * j
trol In the counlios whore uono ut ull now .1
exists 'i
* Perhaps a majority of the republicans , at V .
least u great mnny of them in tbo interior , \ <
counties , or the prohibition counties , want v
the law to remain as It Is with practically no ' !
changes They Bay that they are satisfied ,
und they dent see why everybody else is i
not They talk in a lofty way nbout "no J
bacltward stoo" and "no surrender 10 the J
saloons , " when they know that for flvo years \
the law has virtually surrendered to the ea < V
loons in moro than a do/cu countlos So in- 3S
stead , of taking things us thuy uro , they J\
close their c.os . to the real nnd talk about ) *
the ideal and impracticable , Some of them 4S
usually wind up tholr remarks by the threat ! f
that If the republican party lowers its flag Jj
or makes any compromise with the sa- jg
loons , " us they put It , there will bo a third ,
party in Iowa of indolliilto bIzo the first J
year , A good niuiiy republicans are begin * &
ning to hint that If it comes to u choice bo- jj
tweon being ruled by democrats or being run 3J [
by cranks , they 1110 icady for the former II
The dictation of u few crunk prohibitionists , "Ij
who are never happy unless attaining notoriety - • *
torioty , Is becoming very tlrejomo They m
would probably have joined the St John m
party , in u short time , ut tiny rate , for they 'M
were not attracting enough attention as TJ
plain republicans to satisfy tholr vanityj S
13. P. Wright , the prosldcnt of the State M
Tompnranto • Alliance , who betrayed his
trust and holpcd elect a democrat to tha ' ,
legislature Is 0110 of the conspicuous inon ot - ,
that class * ?
Hit Hltn Willi un Ax a
Buiii.ikoton , In , Dee 1 , [ Special Tele- X
gram to Tub Hel.J Ohurles Smith , in a ro\r ffl
with Don Huriltt ( both j-olored ) , hit the 1
latter ever the head with tha blunt end pf M
nn ax , foiling him to the floor und In ull -H
probability lulling him Smith is in jail , f ]
Killed in n Sulomi 41
Bmti.t.voTON , la , Dee 1. [ Spoclal Tele- j !
gram to Tim Hee.1 Fred Petersen was m
bit over the bead with a ohalr In the hands 5 %
of nn unknown party 111 a unloon Thanksg
giving day llo died toduy , Thu polluo havs | |
no dues to the murderer 3) )
AVnlnui NoIp * , M
Walnut , In , Dee , 1 , [ Special to Tun 4
HEE.-Mr. and Mrs , J , P , Williams of Coun- * i
oil Jiluffs pent Thanksgiving with their 'fl ;
daughter , Mis J. C. Spangle * Sj
Thu Thuuksglvlng dinner and suppnr at 3)1 )
the Graro M. U. church netted the f-udloj ' ' * j
Aid sociotv botwcea $10 and { 50. ti
The grand ball at ( Jormuula hull Thanks M
giving night was well utteaded and a uico m
affair M
A rnrmer Hurncil Out , * " 3f
Missouia YAU.er , la , Dee t [ Special Jfj
to The Heb ] The house and barn of a Mr ; ' -j !
Hrown , living throe miles west of this city M
was burned Saturday uftornoou , , • !
Kliot Ills Mother 9
St , Josei'ii , Dec I , Uharlos llorlora , agcA M
ifourteen today shot his mother , because iU m
refused him money , m
i.Tr-r i i .irtiifiriir - lriMilfitlttill-l n i ajH

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