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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , DECEMBER 11 , 1885.
THE DAILY BEE , OMAHA Omrr , No , on AVU OH Fvmx ST NKW YoriK ortic'K , Itooii CS.TIIIIICMB IllTIUllNU. PuliltatiPilcvMT morning , rtccpl Sunday. The only Mon Jftj' niortiln ? | > nicr | publlslioil In the Miuo. tniMS nv MAir/i Ono Your. . . , UnmTlirr- Months . I2..V PUsJUmtliK. . , fvMMinn Month . 1.03 Tin. WKKKLY lli.i1 I'lililUbiil livery Wednesday. tMIMS , fOSTIMIU. OnoTrftr , wllti prpudutn . , . | 2.W one Yfiir , Illiont | iiciiiliiii ( . i l. * 8l.t .Moulin , without premium . . . . T5 Oro. : Month , on trliil . K V\ll rormmmlcntlnns rolntlnir to HP - nnd mil- ( fu1 lninttir Mimil'J lw itilclre ed to the Hoi- ion oi'THK. llir. : . . AHl > nMnr > 1' Her * mid roinltliineos 1ionM bo r < 1(1rf ( M'd to Tun HRK runi.lsiitMi COUOANV. OMAHA , Ihufis , ( hot * * nn > l i > o toilico outers to liO tnnilo pnyalilotiiUiciinli'rof tliu ' m itt rDBiismiG CCUPIMT , mn\im \ : . IHMEWATKII. EDITOR. T CMtvp.t.ANt ) is xvhat the newspapers cull n space writer. Tnc hymn of the gnu companies al ways BUD ; ; In long muter. So : ire the bills of the consumers. Tun building boom has boon nipped by Jack V'roit for the winter , but tfio spring opening will be tlio largcnt on record. Tun poorer thu quailly of the gas , anil ilii ! cheaper its co.sl. of pioduetion , tliu higher the bills , Is the rule In Oinuha. arc in big demand in Kansas City incn Ilia o\plmion of the gut works. If the iriw was no boiler than that fur nished in Omaha , candlo-light is pro- THIS faot thai the erutsor Chicago floated whiiti she was launched loads tlio Philadelphia /'cco/v/to say : "This is u triumph for -lohn Uoaoii , anil ul-io a great democratic victory. " TUB election in Knglund has been n long one , but not HO longnsthu election contest ever the Chicago mayoralty , which bognn some months ago , and is liable to last all win tor. Hosw CuviiANi : > ' .s remarks on poly gamy In the president's message nro at tracting mtiuh attention , and the general comment is that coming from an old bachelor and an old maid this little essay on the Uimuty of marriage and the family Si very ( good , GIN. ; Lori AN has buon given his old nlaeo on the milituiy uommittee , and Senator Sowoll is to his shifted to the joint committut ! on the library. Tliis l.s first blood for thu enemies of Fitz Jolin Porter , whoso cause Senator Sowoll PO ublj" ehainjiioned in the last congress. Tin ; railroad commission id vindicated The Union Pacific lias refunded , on it own suggestion , an overcharge of forty five ocnlH. This magnificent achieve mnnt. of the dcnd-houd junketers mns forever silence nil criticism on the of ficienoy of the railroad ooinini.siion. Sr.NATOH MAXDKKSOX has rointrodneei hh bill toinereaso tlu < infantry branch of the army by nuking its organisation uni form with that of the cavalry. As the measure ! H in accordance with the recom mendations of ( jonnruls Sherman , Sheri dan , anil tliu boil military authorities , it ought to secure a prompt pus.sago. Ev-PuiisiDixT : HAVICS lias boon giving his jmlgment on the crops ami ventures ( lie opinion that the most important croi > n this country is our boys and girls. If Mr. llaye.s desired to do so ho could fur ni.-th.soui' ' ) important information on the crop of o lice seekers which ho help-oil to harvest during his four years'Unure of olliee. BwwEits in N nv York have madu so much money during the present boom tbat there is talk of erecting anew and magnificent builjing for the stock e < oliange , and the project will prolu'jly ' he pushed to completion. The aggregate value of stock exchange mumbor.ships i now nbont. $ ii , ( 9.n ( ) , nml the buildin oreetud will undoubtedly be n uuul gorgeous and dtunondous all'alr. . JKKOMR PB.vr t , clerk of the police Court , ja credited with arranging a com -lug prize-light , to b > fought to a linish With'hard gloves , ami tc talte plane with In the cily limits if pjrmitte.l by thu eity , wnthorities. Mr. Pent/t-1 should resign Cither from thu managemuntof the pri/.n- 'lighting ' biminefcs or from the clerkship of tlio polioe court. It p.-rtaitily is n n pro- 'per ' for iv city oilleini to uneoiirage prino- Pinsii : > r.NT OI.KVKI.ANI > In Ids 'tofunt ' to "luxte * hninnnl yf/iir/i. / / " Doubt- 'lo.sgfome ' nnlottoa-il nluwiiiiimomi ) will oU- ject to this miiiiaer of leteriin to u vllu con- 'toianoiary ' , IfeniM. Whila wo can't Hpuuk for "unlettered nincompoops , " wit nan ah'juro our poly- tiyllabie contempontrv on behalf of llio 'lender ' of iworago education , that "one- bilrH of mankind" would have boon a much belter phrase iu the executive 'mouth. Tur movement to cHtublinh a system of .postal . navings banks will probably bo ipunhod with a great deal of vigor during the present congiws , tind it may prove successful. Such a result would be in accord with popular sentiment. These twvlnga banks would be carried on in connection with the pnnollii'o depart- imont. In England limy have jiroved UtTcssfnl , und Itulglnm , the Ncthor- orlands , Italy , and Japan luvu ivccntly ftdoptod the sydtem. fO.\s INSI-KCTOK Gii.niiitr reports the Ontlnnunce of poor gas and increased /Kmi / bills MJ the rcbulU of the now com- l | Uny' * pi-omisf * to Improve and cheapen urga Hiij > py. ) The ordinance under Which the gasworks nroojwnttcd is clear Mid speollc. It rcijiiires gas of u dulinltn 'Duality null at a delinlte price. It U the irtutv of the city council to nuke a thor 'ftiigh ' invchtlgatlon of the matter and to told the company tn it strict , compliance % ith the biniM of their contract with the He forms in I tic Navy. The acceptance of the Dolphin nnd thi successful launch of the new cruise ; Chicago mark the prar-tlcul beginning o the reorganization of the navy. It is trui that htops toward increasing the naval establishment tablishment were taken during ( ho las republican administration. But then was n lack of conlidenco In provailliif methods In the department pcrvadliij both political parties. This found spec ial I'.xpre ion in tlio democratic IIOHM which controlled appropriations am acted as a bar to extended ellbrU. JCo\\ \ that the adminiotration has ehangcil there is every reason to believe that 0111 navy will bo placed on a footing com mensur.itu with the importance of the nation and the extent of our coast line 'I admirable report of Secretary Whit ney on the needs of the navy murks an epoch in the dreary line of incnmpi'tcnl olllcials at the head of that department It is the work of n man of ability , character - actor and courage , and will at once ill' ' .spiro conlidcnce that whatever money * may be appropriate ! for naval reorganl' zation will bo applied for the purpose.- for which they are intended. Mr. Whit ney him worked laboriously in probing tu the bottom tiio defects of the naval de partment and he presents his result- fairly und emphatically with the clear ness of a practical hiisineKs man nnd the conciseness of a lawyer's brief to court. The secretary's tlicoiy of the proper or ganization u ( the department is bimple and orderly. He tinds the cause of of the past wastefulness In the service to 1)0 1 in proper and eonllictinir organiza tions. Ho proposes to have his olliee di vided into three principal departments. He wishes one sot of experts to buy tlio materials to bo utilised by the navy. They must bo judge * of the prices as well as of the qualities of the supplies. Another .set of experts are desired to car ry on the constructive work of the ser vice. They must bo exports in the busi ness of making and repairing ships and guns , and all that belongs to them. The third department will direct the move ments of bhips , Heels , and the thousands of ollicor ? . and men employed on tlit-in. Those three bureaus are to take the place of the many which at present c.xiitand the accounts of each are to bo kept just as a pralical and common sense business man would keep the books of a great es tablishment and its diU'erent depart ments. Mr. Whitney asks that congress shall reorganize the naval department before rcorgani/.ing the navul establish ment. Ho then promises the best results from the expenditure of whatever ap- pronriations may bo made for rebuilding tlio navy. I'arnoll'fj Triumph. The Knglish elections nro over and the result is n practictil triumph for P.irnoll. Ncillar ot tuo great English parlies has u working majority over the other and the 1'arnellites combined. The national ist campaign lias resulted ifs iU l.-uder decreed , and the uncrowned king o. ' Ire land will como to Westminster backed by a following whoso united strength can be thrown at any time as ho may elect to elevate or defeat either a conservative era a liberal ministry. Unless an unl.k.ily combination is made between the liber als and conservatives to res'ust all .Irish demands , Air. Parnell and his party will bo dictators of all legislation in tlio coin ing parliament. To the English people generally the situation will bo a mo.s humiliating one and demands are al ready made for a prompt dissolution of the parliament and a new appual to the country. It is safe lo bay that the ex pense and excitement of n new electoral campaign w II not be forced upon the country until tliu experiment of conduct ing parliament under tint new condi lions has been attempted by the present party loaders. Mr. Gladstone seems inclined to make heavy bids for the Pur nulliioHiipportand Mr. I'arncll , in turn , if tlio cable dispatches are to bo credited , is not diriinolini'd to a renewal of the treaty of Kilmainhum. It renuind to bo been xvh.it compromise can bo decided upon which will secure iinitml liberal support and prove .satisfactory to the nationalist party. So far the leader of thi ) nationalist.- , has declined l > formu late Ins programme for Si > lf-governni"iit in Ireland Wnat it is to include and what to exclude is a matter of profound importance to Knglibhmcn , Any step looking toward the dissolution of the im perial union will be certainly opposed by both branches of the liberal party. If the tory lenders are to be bolhived , any movement which trenches on imperial inthority in purely Imperial matters , such is taxation , and tlie military and nuva jsjubliihinonts , will not receive the sup iiort of Lord .Salisbury's ministry. It is casonablo then to believe that what- ivcr coalition is rondo must ; e between the liberals and the . 'nriiollitos as against the conservatives , inch an alliance would mean a majority ) f 170 voU'S over the conservatives and n eturn of the liberals to power. If Mr , 'arnoll is prepared to dollno what his tarty demands are , and if those demands lo not exceed the extent of local uitonomy which the liberal party Is pro- tared to allow , there is no reason why u trong working majority should not nice moni return thu liberal leaders to lower at Westminster , Under any cir- iiuistuncrs , Pnnioil'd power in thu next larliamiMit will bo decisive. Ilu will iicttitu to the existence or decease of the iody. His wish will determine the fnto if mcitbures nnd ministries , .ATTOUXUV GKsmt.vt ( } VICLAXD in his muni ! report suggests thuudvUubilily of uilitiug federal jails in thu cities where Fnitod States courts are held. Oiiiaha lid Lincoln no doubt will approve the licoinmondution. Thu more public build- igs thu better , Mu. CLEVELAND'S cabinet huvo proved u'ins.L'lv'1'i Intelligent and practical men , ml industrious workers , It can bo tfuly Add that the annual reports iindod in from t'o various dopait.uonU ikon as a whole art ) thu ho > t and most iggoitive which have Issmul from the overnment press in years. The report ( the secretary of the treasury is ox- itnstivo in iu trcatnunito * the various iples under ruviow , unit l material for Intelligent debate and IrgH lation on the tariff nnd silver questions Mr. Latntir'a report is the tirat one tlml has Issued from the interior tloparttuenl for n long period which dcnls fearlessly with the abuses which have sprung tin in the land office , and norts the rights o ( the people as against the great corpora tions nnd syndicates who hnvo seized upon llio public domain. In Mr. Whitney's naval report the public will read with a sigh of relief the causes ol the demoralization in the construction department of tlio nnvy , and plain , com mon Sense , pr.tctic.il rcmodics for the evils of a bungling nnd cumin rous administration of the various bureaus. It looks as if Mr. Cleveland's administra tion was to bo n practical and business one. This is a cause for congratulation Irrespective of party. With all its dishonest buncombe about the civil service reform which ho preaches but declines to practice , Mr. Cleveland is beginning his administration In n man * tier which will commend him to the best elements in both parties , Tlio HUH Question. When the first complaints began la pour in about the inferior quality of the water gas , the l Kti was inclined to give tin1 company the bonolitof their apology that as soon as the works wore com- pleteil all grounds for dissatisfaction would be promptly removed. The works are done , or ought to bo if they are not , and the gas furnished to the city for street light and to our cili/.ons and mer chants for their homes and business houses continues to be of R decidedly in ferior quality. In addition to the poor quality of the light , there is a general complaint of Increased bills and rapidly revolving motors. Notwith standing the reduced price per thousand the cost for the same scrvicn proves to be much greater than under the old system. Consumers , who a year ago paid ? : ) and $10 for their ordi nary consumption of gas in November , Hud their bills this year more than doubled in aomo instances. The report of Gas Inspector Gilbert , who under stands his business thoroughly , shows conclusively that the light furnished is not up to the standard remiired of the company in their contract with the city. UuringXovembcr the standard was only It MO candle power for the month much below the contract requirements. The increase in the gas bills is duo to the rapid passage of tlio water gas through the meters under heavy pressure. Recent investigations of tlio New York state senate committee show that the name "gas-meter" is n misno mer. The motor conscientiously regis ters anything passing through it , from hot air to sewer gas. The amount of lightgiven in proportion to the thousand I'oi-t , as registered by a correct meter , is the only true test of relative economy be tween nnv two Illuminating gases. Using the comparison in the case of the water gas as now furnished , and the coal gas manufactured by the old company , the city is paying very dearly for its illumi nation. A bettor quality of gas in other cities is being furnished at ? 1Y.5 a thotist and , while Omaha , is charged double ilia amount for an article that can bo manu factured hero for 51 cents. Thu eity council should make n promp" and thorough investigation of the Mib- jcet. They are empowered to compel thu gas company to comply with tlmir con tract. So far as our citi/ens are con cerned , Omaha is growing largo enough for n computing company , and if no other remedy can bo found , steps ought lo betaken taken to form one. After the Tax Slurkora. Snnntor Van Wyck comes promptly to the front at the opening of tlio senate with his bill to make thu land grant roads pav taxes on their untaxt'd lands. Recent settlers in Nebraska who are not familiar with llio mollioils of the railroad tax shirkers will learn with astonishment that of the millions of unpatcntcd lands belonging to the railroads in tills state , not an acre has overpaid a dollar of state or county taxes. The process by which tlte companies have evad id taxation on their land grant is a disgraceful one. ' Under the ruling of the supreme court at Washington , it was decided that the Union L'.ioilio railroad had su.Hcicnt title in their lands to planter them with mortgage * . Under anotimr jug handled ruling in n cooked up case , it was decided that so long as no patents were taken out by the companies , the title to the btr.ds rumainod in the gov ernment nnd that taxation was illegal. The rules of the general land olllco re quire that all nnsiirveyed lands mint bu Hiirvoyed before application for patents will be considered. This is especially ncccbsary in the case of the land grants In order that the boundaries of the alter nate sections granted may bo defined and that titles may not issue to the railroads for hinds open to homostjad and preemption - omption under the general land laws. N'ow the. railroads , in order to prevent ihemselvos from being subject totivv- tion b.vhocuring full title to their lands through the issuance of patents , have re fused to have their lands mirvnvod. From limit to time , as they have sold parcels ilong their llnu.s , mirvoys have boon nude and patents lakun out , but of tlio nillloiu , of acres which still re- naln on thu hooka of thu railroad and olltco not an acre la subjjct to axation. Senator Van Wyek'd bill requires the iompanies to pay the cost of surveying mil locating thiisit lauds within sixty days iftor tliu piuH.iga of this net and provides hat in dofautt of such survey unit ( oca- ion the lands shall bj .suhjeat lo entry inder thu homustead and preemption aws and liable to taxation. Tliu muas- ire will of conr.su bj violently opposed > y thu railroad senators nnd thu monopoly ely lobby at Washington HS laying new nirdt-ns on thn overburdened corpora- ions. It ought to secure the support of very honest hunutor und congressman , t is founded on principles of equity , anJ u.stlce , which require that all shall bear heir duo proportion of the burdens of iiMitlim in return for their proportion of ho protection guaranteed by the law. ; 'hu railroad tax shirkum who for nearly wonty years have shifted thu expense of tate government upon the people by de clining to pay their taxes must bi brought to time. Senator Van Wyck deserves serves the tlutaks of the people of No hrakn for his persistent cA'orts In thcl behalf in spite of the rtbu.soof the corpor ution attorneys and the ridicule of tin brass-collared editorial brigade. TUB convention of cattlomf > n nt St Trulls , a short time ago , developed i number of very interesting facts and stn tistic.s. In 185U there were 18,000,000 cat tic in the country ; in 1830 , SO.OOO.OOO ; ti 18M15,000,000. . Jf put ! u a line , Iwolvc abreast , they would stretch twice ac/os ! the continent. Their value is ? 1SOOO.K . ) , ( XX ) . To keep pace with the growing population of the country the stock ol cattle must bo Increased 70,000,000 within " twenty years , nnd 140,000,000 within forty-live years. The branding of cattle destroys fo.OOD.OOO worth of hides i-verj your. Various remedies nro suggested to rcduco tills loss-smaller brands , tui brands wore possible , and branding on one side of the animal. Our exports ol leather amount , to $ r ,000,000 , per year , mostly low grade utock. The Imports ol line kid and calfskins exceed the value ol these exports. T PKKSO.VM. Peter Donahue , the California nilllloimlro who died recently , bostan llfons a blacksmith. .Mr. tioorso U' . Chillis Iris been pnll hearer nt the ftincrnlsof thirteen distinguished men. \Valt4J \ 1ms worn out live Mil In robes since he becnino chief Jii'tlco. A tailor wants to kr. > w why his honor doesn't buy a jmlr of cavalry trousers. David Day , n Colorado newspaper man , opens his imr.M ) mini every nioiitl. to | il.iuo S 1,000 tlraioln , and lloiijamln Steel , niinthur luuky Itolienilan , Is the head of a pine land company , with a capital ot over SlWO.OiW. Senators .1. P. Jones , l-'alr and Stanford me reported to have nrganlz'ul ' a huso Iron and hteel siilp-buililln enterprise Iu San Francisco with an ojo'to covorumoiit con tracts urnoiiL , ' other things. Od ! Solh ICIninnn , the famous California hunter , who presented unique clwlr.s to Presi dents Uucliannn , .Johnson , Lincoln aad Hayes , will next spring honor President Cleveland la a slmllnr manner. The chair Is made of elk hums and is curiously and elabo- lately constructed. "It's the host cheer I cverdid make , " salilSuth , with evident satis faction. "It's the boss , und don't > eu lorget it. " Jay Mould , now havlni ? "rctlivil from bust' " three times , e.m bo nurkuil as a gca- of n loUring disposition. Mr. Ooulil In his day tired and retired ft eoil many other follows. ' Lady Uamlolph Churchill has a royal rea son for bulinc the 'iiroi\ilnst ' \ woman In Knij- land. She has lust bo n Invested with the insignia of the Imperial Order of the Ciewn of India by Queen Victoria. Iforo than iuuno , a year Is received by Queen Victoria trqm tlio estates of persons who die Inte-itate and \ylthout heirs , all such inonuily bolointin to her majesty in light of her royal peropithe. i A GroiXt G'uriosity. Turn'sSi / / ( /v. Harniim will exhibit next heii'on one of the greatest cnriositi''S ' ewr shown to a \\oidur-loving pjiblic , namely , : i barber wno never invontxd a hair tome. Sullivan's Oil ( , ' / ( ! / nilxunl , Prof. John L. Sullivan was robbed in Cleveland , O. , of the beautiful white tight ! ) ill winch ho pesos as ancient .statu ary. His "tights" have occasioned the more trouble than anything cUo. II in l.otldrll. Chicago Hcmltt. The Mormons who claim to work mini cles should bo very careful how they ex pe.riment on the United States army , a the report of the secretary of war'inti mates that it Is loaded. An InToi-cuco. IfurrMotrn Hcnthl. Evangelist Sam Jonas remarks : "To sum it IIP in a few words , n dude is.n . jacicusri. " It i.s infi-rrud that once upon n lime Mr. Jones was violently kicked by a jaokatts , or he would not thus step nsid to btiirnmli/u the beast. Whore la tliat.rolloi'-jonlnn .Simplicity ? When the president unloads a message fifteen columns long on thu country it is lime to inquire again as to llin where- iiboiit.i of that tlcll'orsnnian simplicity we heard about hni. summer. Klovatoit IIlN Klugor.s to Itlti Nose. Slum : Vitii JH/-ii/ ( ( / ( , "Jr. ftlillor , of the Omaha Herald , after reading thu tarilf puasngo in President 3ovulumi'ri mcssngo could not refrain rom elevating his ( incurs to his nose and : winkling them in the direction of that jioturo.'xjue advocate of tree trade , J. sterling .Morton. An Honest OlMcltil. Areii > Vitrli Ttincn. When Mr. Sparks became commissioner > f tlie general land o.llee thu reports of us predecessor had shown that corpora ioiiH and spcoulatowhud been excluding .cttlcni . from the public lands and tint in enormous number of land entries vu ro fraudulent. A comm > stioner di. iiriuinod to-provent fraud and robbery Hid to reclaim titnlc.ii land could not i void a couilict witu powerful nun wno i.ul heaiid ) ) up nch"S by land jobbery. t may bo that Commissioner Sparks has uailo mistakes , bnf IC ho they wore made I'hilo hu was attempting to' withhold iiiolio land from rarfi'aU in order that loiiust settlers migh ( Jifjoy it. 1'roliinltion us 'a Dol'unsc. /i / neiw. Thu planters Imyu Lorn o.'ced to adopt imbibition measures to protei.t them- elves from ruin. Tlui'samo ' conuitioii of Hairs exists on the turpentine farms , In ho lumber district imd iu the citius- 'ho groggeries aril everywhere , and the lonoy of thu laboring man goes into lum and ho pet's nq return , Jlnrder ml ielonioiiri nsiaiiits arenini orons. and fhlsky is llio caimo of niiiu-tenths of lorn. Of course , there are other and ery strong reasons for the prohibition jiilimont in Georgia , but tliu necessity ir putting whisky out of the reach of in negro population is in itself u iulli- lent argument for prohibition. Human ( ircntneia. Chlcnuta Xeivy , What U human gnmtuuss ? Horn wna 'illiaM H , Vundurbllt , thu richest man i thu American continent ) hu Uioa and- unly , und the obituary liter is told to Tito him up. Where urn thu data to be idy Neither the American Knc.yclo- ulht , nor ApplclonSi Annual , nor Men f Our Timus , nor the Hlogrnphicul Die- unary , nor the Domestic Knoyclopcdla , } r thu Dictionary of Universal liiog- rajihy , nor Famous Americans , by Par ton , nor Harper's publications for the last ten .Years none of these works contains - tains a line about William II. Vantk-r bill ! Vet w hat a hold this man had on the railway system in this country ! How vast was his fiilluenco in business circles' ' Hut cruel Iconoclasts thnt they nro1 thr book m Ic-rs and biography writer ? never saw him. Hi.s millions couldn't got him a place between the covers of a oyclopedin. Storey Spi-nkp Hot- Mind , Uecently Mrs. Wilbur F. Storey , widow of thn dooca.sod Chicago editor , was in thecity. . She is very stylish and presents n linn uppear.inoo. She wns attired in deep mourning , und worn magnificent diamonds in her uar.s and on her fingers and a ohittur of gems of matchless bril liancy on her corsage Those gums wore hemmed around by orapo , but they sparkled all the same like- the star Slrius when it greets the Plcldos thu in oarli owning. Mrs. Storey related the troubles that had come to her since her husband's death : "Many people , that once were professed friends , in the gieat legal com- bfil that Is now going on to probate Mr. Storey's will arrayed them -olves against mo. Of course. 1 am aware of the In fluences that were brought lo boar upon them by those who do nut wish the will probated. One of the Mvcallod friends was in thu habit of dining at my homo. President Cleveland unpointed him min ister to Itolgium , and for that 1 owe thanks Mr. Storey left two wills. Moth am valid and made when he was In sound mind His only a question of n short time when I shall come into po u 's- sicn of the Times n owes pa per. I think that I will sell It bocaui'o I do not care to have such u great responsibility on my hands. I am not a journalist. " STATK AM ) TKUlttTOHY. L ( letting * . Hlalrlms H saving bank In full epeiatlon. A Danish Kvamielical hulhciaii eollcL'o Is boinu' built at Ulalr. UorduU'M bieworv nt Wlsncr went up In froth and flame last Monday. Qiilnn Bohaaau will hold Ids last iccoptloa on the lith of .January. Hliurlir Wash McUal- liini will olllelatc as uslier. The ias found recently noir fem ; Pine Is ippost-d to have been mviuteil there by their county seat whlnurs in IHSt. Mike Conley. an K. K. * M. V. brakeman , liad two of his lingers amputated while coup ling cais at Ainswurtli iccuntly. Ainsworlh is crying for a creamery , court house and waterwoik.-t , with nn O'casloinil sich for n division station or another rail- lead. An attorney named Rinks , who Is tunlm : around the land sharks in tliu nciijhtmthood of I'ulhcrtson , has b.-on warned to IIMVU thu country and save his neck. CImillo Drown cut off Urn tails of two line horses beloiisfintr to the Itov. Woods , In Tc- e.nin oh , nnd is now blooding In the local tall on the amount ut energy a bobtallcd ruo.nl rus jo fan a skoetcr in fly timu , Woman's riijhU.oii n practical ami profitable scale , art ) helm ? ranied out In this state. Hti- tisties show thai oul of li.flOfl school teachers in the .stateJ.lXW of thorn are women , and thirteen county superintendents aie of the lalr&ev. A number of the " .sweet nlxtecns" ami bud- ilin foul teens nf ( liand island have oipui- i/t'd the "Juvenile ( Jowl Samaritan" society , and ptoposo to do ifood woik amen thu poor and needy this winter. A biMidless youth In Wymoro narrowly escaped the responsibilities of a lather last week. A scheming yoiiiiK miss with a falher- lu > s babi > attempted in the courts to piovu that tliu b. y. was its dad. but hu had a com plete and Directive alibi handy and walked out ol court a lice man. The riuoncr's investigation into the death of Ueomi Lam : , the ( lospfr county iarmur wiio was found dead on apirtlj Imincd b.'d , .ohowcd that it was a casis of sulchlo. The theory ot murder is Kuiici.tlly believed in the nelKhlHiihuod. ns a larccMiin ol money which Laiif ? was sttppo-ed to have In his iw-vession lias nut been loiind. A dramatic critic in Hastings refers to a reel-lit peiloniunci ) there of ' ( ! ! -tea'1 as "like axtiain of music that llnatsaiid thinlis nt twilight , and i.in. < s away Into Ihu dim reaches ol which we dr am , but in which we cannot walk : too pure for the wrnld , but leaving behind a memory , a perfume- har mony , tondeicr , sweutei , more exalting. " John Ushers , an old and lospi-cled German living near ( jrand Isiand , died suddenly Timwlnv. Shortly after dinner hu was talk- IIIL' with the memlHirs of his lamb } cheorlul- iy , and to all appear inee.s was fcolinjr in usually KOI id bo.i.lli , and al > oul tj d'cloi-l ; in thu CM nini ; sat down l > > thu urn lo enjoy a smoke , lie ; vvn a suddiii ) .siailund fell back dead. lie was 7'J .veal's of aio. Tlie oiilifoiiit ; Sherilf Canada , of Otoo county , ( rave a 'pos-.mii haiiipiut ten select pally in N'ebraska City , .Monday nU'lit , The delicious d.u key diet was hupm ted Hum SU Louis , while tnu origin il yam-urn in KCII- orous di > su.s Hanked thu nival least. ' 'Tin ; Possum in lllstoiy , " and r'The Possum In Ills lielntionx to ihu Law , " v.vre tin ) topics distfiissi d between courses , while ' I'lio I'ossinu In Ills iieuiiioii.s to the Iniiui-iimn , " w.is lilaluly iilcttirc.il on the lurid map of. Uaiia.ta and IIH j'Liv-otn. Iowa Iteiiin. The a''cnt of tiio "Uoimtuifult Detc-etor" at Davi-npoit has been ariualed tor siiovin , ? thu It iBtjencnilly bullevcd that the Chicago & Noitiiwo.siuin has.soiairi'U a coiitioliin0' in- toiest in the Ula onal load , which will give il an ciuiance Into DCS MDIIIUJ. Thowoik of remilrlii } , ' the flhattered Ice tindxe uf thu Omaha ro.ul. at Sioux Uity , has lMin'im. The managers expect to luvu it icudy t'ortiuiiis ' by auituda > infill- Tlio wholts.ilo trade of Sioux City will iiiakohtioii'eilort dm mx llm coining t carlo : - > .ti-iil ( tlie inisinoss 01 Siuux Cily thiou li N'cbtit.-lu and Into the Uiooic ililU couairy. so says thu Journal. A reunion of the Twenty-fourth regiment Iowa voiiintccr iiilamry u'ill i > u huid at I'cd.ir li'apid.s , Tiiui'silay , IJwiautiw If. ls * > , 10 wliicli every lonncr mamlictr ol said re.i- unity iiivnwl , witn his family , if Thu Iowa Stale Improved Stock Breeders is.soeiaiiiui pissed ivsoiiiilinis lavunnn' a itiituuiiiiriipitatiim 01 . > < ) .UJJ to Hlamp out uomptij any uiiriiif.iiv IK pleuio pneumonia , mil a law to prevent ihu muvini ; 01 dht-aMul iwino , living or tlwul. A movement called the ( own Industrial 'teadiiK association has b > ! uii nuu.c naicd nt > us Jinnies. Tin ) object is lnHiiui.naic. hiimu itiiityainl readimr in thu lumilles of lai.uuis . mil mcchiinics , mid will ha hroiuht heioiu hu people liy im.-aiis ot ianiuir.s' iusliiutiis. A ( iprmiin turiuur near inibmpiu .siarled list week on a visit u > his f.tdcnnud , i.iKiii ' c l.jiodiilniy ) ( thu expenses ot ihe Hip. Hu l < : ot as fur mO.ile.i 'o wluio he fell In vvita i asi wuiiiim , no Imd aoud tlmu , lost all Ina iionuy , and then MHI baulc forunuu li to lake ilia liat'k to the old farm , whciu he will i > uiy tf t liiiniK'ilie winter. tt f Thu n-coid of t to Dos .Moliics ixHtollleo for t \'oviMiib.r ! sho\VN a ilmivury of luv uui-lertl ) aitur.s , 1st.1)1 ) mall atloi.sit iu : iii.iil pinial f alilH , : Uor ; local lulU'lv. , 11,4)1 lowl postal i urds and litif > ) i lu-vv.spaiM.-rrt. During l/io / 0 ame time they collected lui.lM lotlom , iJJ.Vit iiiiuil cards and 11US newspapers , Thu ! o on drop luttci.s wa < t . " > Ji.3j. ' Dakota. UaiildCity lupieparinjforan era of brick 'jri 'j ' ri Th grading force on the Klkhorn Valley rii < xtciision to thu Hiaiik llillb ; iin iier.tiii0' ] ( el weua Itipld City und Si > rinr Cteun. Shcriiniuwks , ut Cavalier county , shot n P lan uiinuNl ytcveiH , who wis leshtinthe tifi nicer Iu levying on a njuu of hoj&tw. Thu fi roi n t it > Ilioiubl to be fnUl. I'o fiI' ' Tlieni Is discontent an. . I ruubllin : at I'n I'h loux I'alls Ixx-au-iu tliti piiaslilin ; w'oriin m.i h liiiicry has bv'en ivmuveil lo luu penitentiary n nil convict labor employed , tiiuichy tnruw- t < > K about thii ty iiiun enl of umpln > muni. II IHiiralu ( ! u ] > manifests eoaimeudiililo am- IIS Iliun. Already uncdi then ware maiiulat-io- ' f has biHiii talked ol , nnd "xmultiii , ' wuiks 'I1a kn thosu wiiiuh Irno iiuulo lL-iivvrand Cnt- a rado what thuy aru tu-day , " are pro.ulSu-d In tiKl ID not distant tutmu. Kl Charles ill v | H emi of the oldt-it counties of in luhouth , and lanmiin xviio li.ivo ii.-eii tlu-ru t > t vuiily ycji-a t > uitu tlmt Ilifio liubau twit til iu fuilutu of crops In Hut time. Alar e fr colony Is bolnst formed ID Phllailelphla ami tlmt vicinity to como out tu this county Ir tluisnrliis. Thov sand word that n Rical number of clizllilo yotimc ladles will come with them , which add * to the * Interest. Colorado. The Tutmr-Hush Illiicatlon , Involvlne UK r\pcn i-.s of Tabor's tlnrly-d.iv senatorial campaltn , wns .settled last week by Talioi 1'ajinc ' IliHh SlD.OOO. The frlnnds of Scolt , trcnsuror of Arapahnc county , nu * passing round the hat to mnkn up thcdrnolt caused by his forpprics , and HUM sii'ino his reltMsp , lie Is under $10,0.1) ) bands. A large. Moimon settlement Is gaining n foolholit In Coiiflo.s county , south of Alamos - mos , . Si'vcnty-uvo inombors wcro recently nddi-il fo tlui colony , and Wimoiu nto shortly Thobvaklnt'of n. pt of tlmbors In the Sil ver Link mine , near Ourav , illscnvc nil a vety lli-h die body fouileeu inches wide , that had been tlmbi'ird In by thu formrrsiipciliilon- ilent , either tliinnab raieli > .Miies or drslun. rhls oiv Is l.wj feet Irotn the silrfiu-d. nnd l.s said to ruins hl h as l.-twi ounces to tlio ton. jMimtnnn. The Alpha nnd Omrua mliip , near ilclonn , was tccently sold for f iXi.O-JD. The Helena Minlmc and Iteilurlloii corn- IMiiy has ilutil.uvd a divulond of t .WUOO for Doconieur. Oatsaiu worth one rent a pound In the itidlth vallry and IHIIIICIS tuu unwlllliiK to sell at lliat price. Helena' .s mining and sleek cxehamn ; was formal ! } opened last weuk. Tlio capital stock 01 thu concern in S.'U.OJO. The itoek on the raunos are In splendid condition. Novel In the histoi ) of the in dustry m .Montana has slock been In .such KOI d t'o.idltion to withstand a caul winter. Tlii'Hioek shipment * from HIUii''s ! forSep- te itiii'i Ootob'ruud Nou'iubor to date in- ciiido < r * CHIN of cati le. US double-deck e.n.s o ! sheep , und two cars ut hoise.i , makliiir u Kiand lol.ilof NUrars. ( 'no of the Inigo Unite works has contract ed lor Its eiiilre ni-vt year's o ulput nf miilio to bo Milppcd aluo.id , unless the marl.cl should adviuico eoiiMilerablv. The Pik-u ul > - lamed is naid to be consideiably uuovu the Kites nu.niiiiig. . Tlio Pnoillo Ilorrlmt HID very plcntlliil this season In Puaot bound. The state of Nevada has now nearly 1,750- 03,1 acres of land lor sale. Thoro.110 thiity physicians and thirty-six utlntneyH in Hullo , Nevada. The biilldlmr boom In San lloio has iimouiitc.il lo JM'iS.lOJ ' during tlio year. A Portland Inventor Is now ready lo propel slioet cars with eompiossod air lisa motel by a new method. ( iiiano lias been discovered on the Islands oil Southern California , and bWtons wcioic- eenll } shipped to Jiurepi ) . Dm Im ? November the Southern Paelfio company's roads curried 7,4iU through pas- heiiijeis r > , ( W coming west and " , -103 ( joint ; cast. It l.s reported that a foreign syndicate has nuruhiisid tliu Piovldencn mine of Nevada City lor.sl/'OJ.tKKi , nnd paid iiart of. the pur chase iiumuy down. Thuru Is .said to bo qultonn oveltcmunt at Verdi , on llio line of the Ccnlial i'aeluu rail road , ton miles west of llouo , over the dls- cuvcry of a coal vein nvo loet wide. The Piutos are making an onslaught nn Jaclvr.ilibils west of thu llumboldt , Nevada. A Kcoicor more of the red men , armed with guns , -iin slaying tuo inbbits , which mu almost asMKI \ \ as fawns , by tuo do/on. The San Francisco land olllco transacted last month live t mesas much business us it usually docs. The entiles alcd weie : Home- Mead , I0"i ; pic-omptlim ; limber culture. U7. > . Tliuso covoied liH.OOi acres. In eastern Oin on btoikiiien are beginning to rcall/u more each \oar the iimv-aily of making piovisions tor tiio car. ) of stock dur ing the winter moiiihs. As tuo conutiy has beuoiuu seitled up tliu ranges have dimin ished , bi'sides the ini'iiber ol stock is co i- slantly lucreisiiu' , so that in many localities thuiufs llttlu loll for the cattiu 10 feud upon during the winter. Tlio Commission Slinui. 1'hUttdclithla llccanl. The committuo of the Uniled States ionnto on inU'r-itito coium iroo , better iiiown as the "Cullom com mUoe , " will irobably report to congress in favor of : he estalili-ilinuint of an inturalntu rail road commission. This is wnat was ux- lectcd of that cn.iiiitittuo , mill few will seriously object lo a commission if in llio italutu creating it congress shall insist ipon p iblicitv of ratlroa I r.itus an I thu imbibition ot discriminations in inter- ilalo irnn.sporfatlon. Without these irovifeions any law that attempts to deal vith the railroad question will bo worth- ess. A commission tn.it merely studios ind ruooiniuenils will survu no purposu ! \cuptingto mil public opinion and to luleat until nction on the Ucngnn bill. I'his is the prim iry aim of tuo railway nniiugurs who tavor comuiissio.i , and t is through their inslriiiuvntility Hint lominurcial ortraiii/.alions in every large uty of thu Cmon are asking congress to iriiale a body that vidl have no c.\ceiilivu lowers. The. real nurp < i u isle put oil'thu lay when all nliip.idis will bo gu.iraii- cud equal rights ovortlusu puolio higa- , vnjh. In Philadelphia , for inst'ince , thu in- \ [ orsi'inunt of tlie heard ot' trade baa been t ecnrod for the nicusun ; , but nn onu who t ant all familiar witn its nistory vvoul.I < xpect any olhurncl o i than Unit ol : ruoi ilence to ihe wish s 01 ihe o.Hcur.s of the i 'unnsvlviinia railroad company. Outi idu of Philadelphia , where it i.s not well v iiown , the rcqnoriiof our board ol' Iradu 1 ligiit liavu somu weight , nn > Icr the imi i rossion lhat it expresid tu seiitiinnnts < f our businc'j.s comninnity , but at honi" , t . hero its totloringstop.s and icubh ) frame r u manors of daily .solicitude , it receives v nly Hint rcspucii'ul allot lion whicli \ 'arm ' blood always yields to senility t * H Senator Vim Wyok. j XCIOH , 1 Somu of our contuiiiporarieri are dls- iiHsing Van \Vjo.c'.s \ iMlurn to the senate , ad while fuw predict his defeat , others ignnl the subject as premature. Thu mater has nothing to IIMU by criticism , trly or late , but Nebraska and the Uni- id Stales will losu much shonlil Van < rV'ok leave the sunate. Hu has done lorn Ilia i any previous ropru.senttitivo i place this young statu prominenth' bo- n ire the country , in the best .sense , and 1 1 1ri is won national confidence ita the lion- ri it nnd fuiirle-s nnoiny of extortion and o1 udred wrongs , and the oh.inipion of rn ght. The monopolies are against him. tl ho pol.tiualjohborriaruagains'tliiiii. Hut u people are with him , anil will tnku his turn into their own hainls. Jlu can in list thi'in. ' The t'hiuf wo ijion of his ndvur.sarlc ? HO r is caricature , fli.s .si'oolieH ) and aniiur in the somitii have beuu ridi- st ilud , as if 111031) weru Ihe grand UIMUH inm weighing litno.ss for position. Tlie m ctis when Van \V.\ul ; wiuii into the 1" n.tle hu found liim > ulf surroiind d by en , n fw of them alive to the quo- > ns of thu hour , llio ro.st antiquated iiitlenien , wei 'hud down by dignity or fin Unfed by what i.s known as' the I' ' ! tiriiuttuof | thu s'onalo. " in This "etiquette , " amoiijjstotlior things , inWi oseribes sili-ncn upon a new niuinbi > r ' u r two yours of his titrm , and nM-litnloii I bi mi proininuncu upon cuininlttoes. This gr ' ' and Iii.ii were irritating to an u of Van U'yok'n qualitied. lie know IH : * own familiarity with pu die nlt'airs , Li d poivir in d- < li.itan I haI purpn.is le : accomplish for his mate and country , be it would not lolofaiu bilence or dela.v , I'll ' Ilku n tidal wave ho hroko ovi > r "eti- ve otto , " and whun hu had ugootl thlngto f 11 u I it 1' i * > / i > \ 11 j tva- n of thu eyebrow's nnd n raising of eve tin iMOS amung-it tau .surenti old gentlu- bn m tibout him , und in xumu in thi ! ice e\irussions | of robuku at Sti leiiiiirity ol th H new Mmator , MI i m Nubrudka. Kilbvt to put him I nn down , in which some of the svcoplmntic papers of the cast joined , only resulted iu getting him up , and often In tltofo days Van Uyck's logfo , or ids sarcasm caused his pompous adversaries to shrink into their seat as if si-nrehpii A ingle question , or the pointing of his ling T tit one of thorn has had tiio con ocntrutod power of a sncoch , and our rlod his point and the galleries teeThe The work done by him has boon of bonolil not only lo the state , but to the country ut larirn , but will not be r < viewed nt this tlmn. Wo have only tj , observe further , that allotlbrld to tarnKii his honesty , iloory his nbililv , and qu tion his motives , have failed , nnd ti > people of Nebraska hnvo learned to n- . ognizo in him , as his nearest friends always have , u slriilglitforwiird , earnest nnd nnsellUh aihoeate of nil that concerns corns the interests and welfare of the people. A Peculiar Millionaire/ . C.Viffti ( ; llcntltl. That romnrkable. law suit" botwcon "Doe" Wilson nnd Philip L. Moon , a Mu.s. aohu olts millionaire , hai at length cotno lo trial in Uaslon The relations ovl'-ling between the two men have been , nnd still stro , a myatory. Wilson was a poor ad > ontitror , a horse trader , lln suddenly nc < | ulivl ( grout wealth and lived like a prince. Ills banker discov ered that ho was In receipt of heavy ro- nilltanoos from Mr. Moon , but what the nature of tlioir business was no one has u\or dl-oovurod. Mr. Moon 'was at tlio head of a great inannfactiiring'o.stablisli. inont. occupied a high position in church and social circles , and , so fur an any 0110 was abluto discover , had never hiul anv- thing to do with Wilxon. Kin.nlly they foil out , and Wilson .sued Moon for It was thought that the fr'ccrol would bo developed wlion the men mot in court. but as jot nothing lias been learned that Is calctilntctr to throw light on the m.x.stnry. U'ilson's case against Moen is peculiar. Hu avoi's that hu ( Wilson ) bceamo Involved Vith two young woninii in suits lor _ broach of promise ; that Moon eatiio to nim.hiul nip- iVM'iitod that the proocedings in couit were very distasionil to him'tlmt he of fered to pay him ( WIKon ) $ iOi > , < K > ( ) if hu would s-uunro their d.fleoniiuuanoe ; that hellson ( ) did so at gnmt u\poiiso to himself , but that Moen then refused to pay the money now sued for. Mr Moon's defense is thai the promksory notes mention no consideration and are not collectible.Since the TsStio wins to hang on this point there i.s no prospe.it that the bottom facts in the ca n will come out , but it is certain that Million aire Moon s reputation has not boon im proved by such ilevelomnen'ts ns have been made He has paid Wilson in all about § 100,000 , nnd the only dxciise thus I'nr ollorcd IH that hu was troubled be cause \ \ ilson was being pursued by two young women. Our millionaires nro n queer lot 'but it Is safe to suy that tliure is only ono Moen among them. ' Komnnco of nu Iron Mlno. Kun-ti" City Times : Mr. Charles Cha- pin and wit'o , of Nlles , Mich. , spent I'lmrsday in the city , en route , lo Fort soott. Mr. Chupin is one of tlio wcalthi- ; si young men of Michigan , being owner it a valuable iron mine , which brings him iu Income of SiO.uUi ) n month during ev- ! ti or eight months of each vear. The ijstory of lii.s fortune sounds likenn Ara jian isiirhts tnlo. It is stated that sever- il years ago Air. Chapin's "sifter married i young parson , and tlio couple iront upjnto Michigan wheie.'tiio ihlnis- .or was given a charge. At a donation larty ono ot ( ho parishioner. ? jruvo hIn ; : l toi-ifto one hundred and si.\tv acres of ivild laml. It was not conside'rcd ospcci- illy valnnblo , and was not regarded as inylliing more than an ordinary gift. In he coursu of time tliu minister died , and iis wife folloived him , childiei.s , nnd tlio und fell into tlie hands of Mr , Chapin. Jnc dav omo trnoos of iron weru found in laml near Unit given Hut jmrson , and dr. Chitpi i wont up to investigate. Ho omul Itis whole tract was lull of the idlest kind of ore , and from comparat ive. poverty he wtis rawed to great alllu- nco. _ Tlie mine was developed. and for carit has yieldud an enormous income a .Mr. Cinipin , und he now has a. beauti- ul homo nl Xilii.s and siirronndud by at ) iiteri'sting family , ho leads n life of quiet leganco. Uodor DirtloultliiH. Thon' is one pluco , .says the Nmv York mi , t i.-it Is ijvirnvorsu o.rtlninNow 'ork for waul nf underground tali-graph uuiluits. In Itrn/il the air lines have to ( intend with tlio natural decay , rap- I at tlmt is in u tropical country , and > th tn > sn liun fall of tlui toiup raliuvi I sundown that cainn-s wires unit in.sna- | irs to break by contra , -lion All nature ; leagued against , them. The luxurious Deviation or lli.i tropics , du : ; at- mpts to koc.t it down , i-auses no end of oiiilu 11 nl.s build tho.r n > .sts on top ( the poles and ants up tiu-ir diln , while links nnd armadillos undermine them ud i-iiusu th.'Ir . Midden fall , ' The nuts' , csU h.ivo to bit uhoppc.d oil' with u\o.s hen old ami hard. IVasps liiiil.l nests i the bull-shaped porcelain insulator * , ml apes meddle with the wires , swarms f birds. Hying by night , often w reck or ingle tlicin. More mi.schovious ihan anv ' tiie.si ) is a huge spider that 'weaves its eh between the wires und interferes ith the clcctrlo currents. Worst of all , ID tremendous tropical thniidiirt-.tonns nitsh wires , poles , insulators , and nil most : daily in thci.r season , du.splte all : - cautions. /V / Western i * * 1iiol < lunci ) . , A stranger who arrived nt Sioux City n w evi'iiings h'tncu wns mitt iittiie ilejiot a sbithi-nir ; big fellow , half drunk , id In Ifghlhig liu.nor , wiio slopped him id said- "Stranger , nro you from Omaha Y" "Uu , Mr. " ' " riicn prepare ! " , 'Tor wlmiy" "To lake tint biggotit HckTng n whltrt , , an uvi'i' ot. Ilouc a soli-ill. i d. ilh an . , iiirngoto lick tlie lir.st aliaji who ar- red liuro tiinn Omaha. " The strnnger "ij"uled" without an- lii-r won ! and tmiled iu. and In thtvu mites ho hud taken thu sand all out of j big fellow. 'Stranger , why didn i you t-jll moy" ked thi' victim , as Im wlpud < i bloody -n on tbn rim of his hut. "Tell yon wlmt ? " 'That ' you was a hlttur. " ' . 'On Inoru vyas nn IIKII In that. As m : ii- tin train ejil . , the suburbs 1- ide up inv ininil to I bn > t lii'it man 1 it nfii r leaving tuo e.ii' , nnd y < m luti- | nod to Le thu one. " Muofi I'bolo niiilioil WotMini. /ondon Figaro MUs Adi-laldu Noil- i wits , in her day , proba < ly ihu must Dlographud woman of HID tiiu i. It ! < i-rn-.ting t < > learn from an obviously II uiioriiiiid source that when nlm ilicil i had in h. r pnschiiun u oeileij ot ul- n.s I'ontaining it copy of every photo- mil ul' her which had been pnbiUhod , 1 that tin1 total of thesu cartes , ; culii- n , " panels , . 'ie ' , , WIIK DMiciJv J , rgii HK this total semiH , then ) arp ut st ihtvu hulled now living who oan it it. In the oii.su ol < mo tl ; thosu tliu jiiomiiuil total nltaluod is vritliin u y munbiirabludUlancu of 1,1U ) . lark Twain has a funny story ulxjiu d | lorcnt piu-ci-ri 01 advicu u'lVeu to I as to ho.t to inirii a cold. 'I'he In-fit IX to r u minii lid Is no doubt , Hud r I'oug i < 'mv tlio remedy whu It ID its r omit ilUeiAtT.v hiiM uurt-d to