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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : ATUKDAY , NOVEMBER 13 ,
THE DAILY BEE. PUDLISHED EVERY MORNING. TCRMB or aniuicniPTtoM i Dsnr fMnrnMir I-xlttlon ) Including Sunday tr. Ono Vcnr . . . $10 01 rorThrooMontl'S . . . . . SCO Tlio Omnbn Hutnlny Mm : , mailed to any addrovi , Ono Year. . , , . . . 00 NTAIIA omrr. NO. 1111 . < xi > 9W FAnvxv Rtnr ET. RKIT YORK orrtre , IlimM IB. Tntni-NB IIIMI.IIINO. WASUINHTU.X OrriCJ' , No. Connr.srosfiF.xcn ! All communlo-llion < ! rclnttntc to news nnd oil- ! torlnl matter MinulJ bo uJdrosflol to lliu Kin- TOK or Tin : IIEK. AH niMnou letters nnd romlttnncM should bo fi < imen. od to TIIK IHR : runt.isniNii COMPANY , OMMM. Drafts , cheeks mid pottodlco orders toh miwlopnyablotothoordtrof thocompnny , m m puBLiseisTSpjiiir , PROPRIETORS , K. KOSEWATKI ! , EntTon. THIS DAltiY HER. Rivrtrn Statement of Circulation. State of Nebraska , ) _ County of Douglas. | 8's < ( ! eo. II. TxFchtick , t-rcretary of The Uco Publishing company , ilous solemnly swear that the actual efrpiilatlon of the Dally Uco for tliu week ending Nov. 6th , 1880 , was as follows ! Baturdivr , Oct.no Wn ( ) Hunilnv. ! ll 1MOO Monday. Nov. 1 1-X7W ) Tucsrtnv. 'J l"81f > Wednesday , 3 UU < > 0 Thursday , 4 . . .10,170 Friday , 6 .13,115 Avcracc 14.03T ( ! EO. H. T/SCIIUCK. Sworn to nnd subscribed In my presence this Ctli day of November , A. . , 1830. N. I * . KBIT. . [ 8EAIJ Notnry Public. ( j'co. 1) ) . Tzschuck , bolus first duly sworn , deposes nnd says that lie is secretary < if the Bee I'uhllshliiK company , Hint the actual av- rrairo dally circulation of the Dallv Dee for thu month of January. 18SO , wan 10.ti8 : copies , for rVbnmrv ' , lbS < ) , 10.GU5 copies ; for March , lift * , 11 KJ7' copies ; for April , ISA 12lUt copies : for May. IfNI. l',43'J ! copies ; for June , 18S5 , UJ,2S)8 ) copies ; for July , Ibbfl , 12.au copies ; for Amriist , 18 C , 13MI , eoplet : for September , isso , iaoio ; copies ; for October , latf , i2osu copies. Gio. : U. T/SCIIUCK. Subscribed nna sworn to before mo this 8tli dny of November , A. I ) . , Ibbrt. N. 1' . Kr.ir , , ( SEALI Notary Public. TIICKK Is still a ray of hope tlmt Sena tor Harrison , of Indiana , will bo ro- olcctcd , but it is uncomfortably feeble. TUB government was repulsed in its first skirmish with the American Hell Telephone company. It tumains to bo scon whether Mr. Garland will return to the .attack. Mit. ( Jinn : has figured out tliatjusl sixty- snvcn republicans are ready to po Into caucus. If 0110 of them should go baek , the wlolo | caucus macliino would bo mnashcd. As pavements nro ripped up anil laid down , after trenches have been dug for water , gas and sewers , the jolting public nro beginning to understand that stone block is the safest , surest nnd most satis factory paving material for a city of Omaha's size and growth. ONE of the greatest difficulties which the speaker of the next house of repre sentatives will encounter will be the selec tion of capable men for committee chair manships. Moro than half of those oc cupying these * positions in the present congress wore retired by their constitu ents. THERE is remarkable unanimity in the opinions sent out from Washington that Mr. Carlisle will probably not bo the speaker of the next congress. The general view scorns to bo that ho would quite as willingly bo on the iloor as In the chair , nnd that if ho shall find ho has to make any contest for the spoakership ho will doubtless throw his inliuonco to Mr. Cox. WHIM : the attorney general of Penn sylvania is engaged in examining the law relative to the coal combination mon opoly , ho is called upon to also take into consideration the free pass abuse , which is carried on in violation of a constitu tional provision. It is estimated that the issue of free passes in Pennsylvania annually represents a value of $2,000,000. This move ought not to cause any uneasi ness to the railroads , but it will carry dismay to the members of the state Icgis- fotnro. CASES like that of John Moflat are ur- pcut reminders of Omulm's pressing need of an emergency hospital. When the county hospital is completed wo shall have nmplo room for our sick and insane , but wo shall still need a small city hos pital of a few rooms , where emergency cases can bo treated before their removal to tiio main hospital. It must coino in time and every month's records of the dead and dying shows that thu time can not bo long postponed in the interests of humanity. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ NKIUIASKA democrats are threatened with a rule or ruin policy by the vener able old sell-out and fraud who presides over thu railroad democratic organ. "IJrcdorcn , " said the colored preacher , "dero arc two roads. Do one leads to lire and biimstonc and do odder to hell nnd blazes , " "In dat case , " remarked an Interested hearer , "dis niggah takes to do woods. Following out the moral of this hoary chestnut , Nebraska demo crats will leave the preacher to himself without an audience , A Nmv VOIHC dispatch reports that the Violet Cameron combination , which came to the United States from England a month or more ago under the patronage of Lord Lonsdalo , and which got a great deal of notoriety through thu salacious gossip respecting thu alleged relations between Violet nnd her lordly backer , lias nwdu a failure and will return to England. The public of New York Is to bo heartily commended for Its refusal to patronize this band of adventurers , whose conduct from the day tluiy landed in that city wax a scandal and nn ollenso to de cency , Thu disreputable Lonsdalo re turned to Kng ) ml some tun days ago. WE niusfmnko an apology to some democrats who claim to know Dr. Miller butter than wo do , Ono of these old wheel horses of thu democracy assures us that thu doctor Is no more crazy now than ho was twenty-live years ago. Ho has always been more or less deranged , Bays our Informant , lie lias been a inouey-maniao for years , and since ho has acquired a small fortune by Wall street pointers and real estate speculation , ho doesn't know what to do with himself. He expected Cleveland to take him into Ids cabinet when there wasn't thu remot est thought of such a thing , and that has preyed on his mind and made him morose jiml distempered about everything and eyory body. A Worn Out Imsh Republicans will elect the next United States senator from Nebraska nnd ho will be a republican. Tlioro Is no possi ble chance of the selection of n democrat , All the talk of divisions in the republican ranks winch will protract the contest until after the close of the session or allow n democrat to slip In by n Hank movement is silly twaddlo. Out of lit ; ) members of the legislature more than two-thirds nro republicans. If Senator Van Wyck is not his own stio cossor another republican will represent this republican stain. This may bo put down as certain. The monopoly leaders have only one object in holding out to their party the vain hope of n democratic senator. That aim js the possible defeat of Van Wyck by preventing democrats olcctcd over his enemies from assisting Nebraska to secure for n second time n fearless and Honest representative of her Interests , if the democratic friends of the senator can bo persuaded to fire in the alt * while faction alism and Intrigue are assaulting his candidacy , Dr. Miller and his monopoly cohorts have strong hopes that a railroad republican can be chosen at Senator Mandcrson's colleague. The scheme will not work. A political minority has a duty to perform which it has no right to shirk. That duty is to prevent the majority from doing injury to good government , curbing excesses anil assisting it to direct its energies into proper channels. A largo number of democrats have been elected to the com ing legislature under pledges to their con stituencies to vote for General Van Wyck in case the legislature was republican. They will carry out their instructions. The monopoly bosses may crack the well- known party whip as much as they see fit but it has lost its terrors. The honest democracy of Nebraska long ago learned its use and the motives ot the men who wield it. 'tho Financial Situation. A great deal of interest is felt in finan cial circles respecting the effect of thu redemption of the 5J per cent bonds upon the national bank circulation , and the probable action of congress relative to this important matter. The exigency it presents , in view of the decision of the attorney general sustaining the ruling of the treasury department that these bonds cannot be hold as security for bank cir culation after tiioy cease to draw interest , is regarded as so urgent that action rela tive to it must bo taken by thu present congress , otherwise there is likely to bo a heavy contraction of national bank cur rency within the noxt. year. Already the ollect has been to reduce the circulation of national bank bills since the 12th of last August , when the lirst call for $10,000,000 , of 3 per cent bonds was issued , to the amount of $28,000,0'JO ' , This con traction was made on the redemption of $40,000,000 of the bonds deposited by the banks for circulation. These institutions have still on deposit in the treasury $03,000,000 of U per cents , which they will probably have to present for redemption as fast as calls arc made. Assuming that these bonds will bo called within the next vear , and that in the absence of some other provision for securing national bank circulation the ratio of contraction will bo maintained , the reduction in this form of currency within the ensuing year will amount to about i48.000,000. It has not transpired that any of the national banks have refused to accept as law the opinion of the attorney general , though some of them did decline to ac quiesce in the unsupported ruling of the treasury department which that opinion sustains. But it is pretty wull understood that thu banks will not replaoo the it per cents with other and more expensive bonds. If that is the only alternative al lowed them they will undoubtedly sur- rondur their circulation to the extent that it is secured by the U per cent bonds. This being the situation , the question of what can bo done , and what congress may bo disposed to do , is of very great interest. A member of the senate Ilnannu committee is quoted as proposing three tilings which can bo done , namely : Take oir the tax on the national bank circula tion ; take oil' thu 10 per cent limitation tax upon state banks ; devise some new note based upon coin , in such proportion of cold to silver as may tie determined. As to iiio first of these methods , it proba bly would not find a respectable support in congress. It would certainly encoun ter a tremendous popular opposition , which the representatives of thu peopio would not venture to disregard. No measure to abolish the tax on national bank circulation can have any chance of success while taxation is maintained on the necessaries of life and on pretty much everything that outers into the dully use and consumption of the people. Relief for the banks In this direction must bo regarded as hopeless. As to the second proposition , it is thought It would receive considerable support from southern rep resentatives and those in the north who regard the limitation as an invasion of the rights of the states. Kut thu business publie.and all others who have had any ex perience with state bank currency , would vigorously oppose any effort to restore a system which while It existed was n .source of continual annoyance and loss to the peopio , and was very largely ro- faponsiblu for two of our most disastrous panics. Those business men who h.ivo grown up with the present system , and to whom t'aat which it succeeded is a gloomy tradition , would not favor the restoration of a policy which they must wonder at the folly of their predecessors for having BO long tolerated. Furthermore , if this limitation tax were abolished it is not probable that capital could be enlisted to any great extent In establishing state banks , from n rousonablo apprehen sion tlmt the circulation of such banks could not bo extended beyond state boundaries. There remains , unless congress shall provide some other form of bond to secure circulation , which it probably will not do , recourse to a new coin note based upon gold and silver no- cording to a ratio to bo determined , which would become in largo part the currency of the future. This is feasible , it would give recognition to silver , anil there is no apparent reason why It should not bo popular. It appears to bo the opinion at the treasury department that the retirement of national bank currency will not result in u net contraction of the currency , and that there is no ground for any appro- ( tension in business circles of damaging consequences from .this cause. Never theless that feeling is widely entertained among financial and business men , who are uneasy also as to the effect upon the . future of the national banking system. U Is expected that this subject will receive elaborate and careful consideration in the annual reports of the secretary ot the treasury nnd the comptroller of the cur rency. t A. I 'e\v Frozen I''ncl . The democracy of Nebraska has been favored by Dr. Miller with half a column of "cold facts" to prove that there wore traitors in its camp , who for the snko of electing McSlnuio to congress were will ing to sacrifice a portion of the local ticket. For this terrible crime , which In other states would tie regarded , from a party standpoint , as brilliant tactics , the Herald pours its vials of abuse upon dem ocratic leaders who have the confidence and respect of the rank and file of their parly. There is no doubt that it would have been much more satisfactory to Or. Miller if the railroad democrats had elected Church Howe and defeated the Van Wyck legislative ticket. This is a frozen fact which will keep at least dur ing McShano's term in congress. This is not the llrsl time , however , that Dr. Miller lias labored to elect a railroad republican to congress. It was so years ago when Major Davis was a candidate against Valentine and It was so during the Tnrner-Munger-Vaientlno campaign. It has been HO in every congressional light in Nebraska , when the railroads had a candidate on the republican ticket. It is a frox.cn fact that ( Jims. 11. Hrown was defeated for congress in tins district two years ago by Dr. Miller's luck- handed support. It is a very cold fact that the desperate effort which the Ilcrnld is making to defeat Van Wyck does not spring from any desire to elect a democrat as his successor. It is wholly duo to Its anxiutv to assist monopolies In electing a railroad republican. This was the role that the llcrahl played ten years ago in itsirantio oflbrtto re-elect. Jay Gould's candidate to the scnatn. The same James Creigh- ton whom Dr. Miller now pats on the hack was in thu legislature at that time with Charles 11. Brown , whom he now reviles , and they held in their hands the proof of the abominable plot to deliver the democratic members of thu legisla ture to Jay Gould's republican candi date. This is a fro7.cn fact which has not yet thawed out sufliuicntly to be for gotten. If the packing house outfit wants anymore moro ice for its slaughtered hogs wo are ready to furnish it. Psu.M JUNES will make some remarks about the play of the "Wages of Sin. " The wages of sin have not materially changed during several centuries. What the public would like to know is some thing about the wages of Jones. ELECTION day should bo made a holi day in Nebraska. Workinginen find it ditlicult to vote on thuir wtiy to anil from their work. Witn the day a holiday there would'bo no dillioulty found in securing a full vote. As the returns come in General Van Wyek's enemies are beginning to see that it was something of a .snow-storm after all. Other Linmlri Than Ours. The election of Prince Waldcmar of Denmark as prince of Bulgaria , by the sobranjo on Wednesday , may or may not bo the beginning of the end of the troub les in the Balkan peninsula. At latest reports Waldemar had not yet accepted the honor. The wishes of the ( J/.ar have not been expressed nnd until Russia has pronounced the candidate acceptable no aspirant for the throne of Bulgaria is likely to attempt the impossible task in which Alexander of Baltenburg failed so signally. Advices from St. Petersburg ! ! announce that the czar still holds to bin determination to sanction no successor to Alexander who is not a member of the Greek church , and Nicolas of Montenegro is mentioned as Russia's choice. Muscovite influence is .supremo in a dim-on of which the c'/ar is the head , and the strong stress which the emperor of Russia places on the religious qualification merely masks a political significance. . * * The tone of the continental press indi cates that any move towards Russian oc cupation of Bulgaria will bo the signal for war , England is strengthening her inlluence at Constantinople , and Italy is understood to bo strongly allied to British interest * . Austria is more pacitio and Germany more bellicose. The oflicial 'statements coming from Hungary that show the Magyar warrior nation is on the brink of national bankruptcy disclose thu real situation. It would not bo the most sur prising outcome to this wearisome mud dle if another edition of the Berlin con vention of 1878 would wind it up , At any'ratu , this much seems to be now reasonably sure , that Russia will have her hands full it she attempts to work hei own will any longer in Bulgaria. The interference of Kngland and Italy is a serious enough thing. Take this , to gether with thu doubtful attitude of Turkey and the strictly neutral one of her previous allies , Germany and Aus tria , and it is doubtful if the fact of trance's sympathy and help will bo KUIlioicMit to justify * Russia in forcing war. The result of the liberal conference at Leeds is that the party is pledged anew to homo ruin nndui thu leadership of Mr. Gladstone , and that the party will assuinu an aggressive * tone upon thu re assembling of parliament. This increases the embarrassment of those liberal unionists who are supporting the Salis bury government with the hope that Mr. Gladstone will bo pushed aside , and with him the Irish agitation. Ono result of the Leeds conference is seen in the abate ment of thu talk about coercion in Ire land. General Buller instead of harass ing tenants in Kerry is reported as pro- tectmg them from rapacious landlords wherever possible , and thcro nro strong evidences that the government dreads nothing moro than an Irish outburst , which would attract to the home rule liberals thu men whose adherence to the ministerial party alone keeps it in power , * IT is evidence of the growth of a spirit of progress and improvement in Spain that thu present ministry id manifesting nn enlightened and generous interest in the welfare of thu West India possessions of that country. This extends not alone to material affairs , but proposes advances in other directions which will bring the social and educational systems of the island dependencies somewhat nearer than thev now are to the standard nnd requirements of the nineteenth century. The policy of Spain toward these colonies nies lias hitherto been for the most part one of repression anil rapacity , rather than of encouragement nnd improve ment. There were some chances for the better brought about as the result of the last insurrection , which terminated only a little more than cightyears ago , but rad ical reforms nro still needed , Tor gener ations Spain liti.4 depended largely upon Cuba and 1'orto Rico for thn replenish ment ot thi ) liohui treasury , which the governments in their extravagance and reckless linanclal policy have managed to keep most of the time empty. Thn result has been to load upon the shoulders ot the peopio of these fertile and fruitful islands a burden of taxation which has grown with the increasing fiscal uxigen * clos of Spfin , and is an insuperable bar rier to progress in nil directions , In most respects these Islands are half a century behind the age. Little attention has heretofore ) been paid tti the appeals of their repre sentatives for relief , but It appears that the present government is bolter amrocl ( to give attention to their demands , which if largely duo to a clearer apprehension of the benefits to be derived , both by Spain and the colonies , from a moro liberal policy , may bo stimulated also by the incnwsmg discontent in these islands , which might easily grow Into another revolt. % . Prince Bismarck has ideas on money- lending , and ho fears that the German capitalists are altogether too unger to make foreign Investments regardless of security. The reconl Portuguese loan , whluh London rejected , w.is eagerly sub scribed in Herlin. Both the Argentine republic and lliienos Ayres loans were taken up by the Germans with canal haste. The prince is credited with a deal of anxiety about these foreign loans. The Germans hold more Russian securi ties , probably , than any other two Euro pean nations , and as tliu proipcct of an other war increases these securities de crease in market value , thus furnishing a motive for a strong conservative influence in Germany on international matters. * * . THE French farmers arc said to be agitating for a high import duly on grain. The chief necessity of Franco at the pres ent time is evidently dear bread. It may be difficult to convince the French citizens who are not directly interested in the liraiu trade of thu benefit to bo derived from the tariff ; but the great beauty about a high tariff is that one does not , have to convince peopio of its utility. It must bo lakon as a dispensation of Providence something apart from and above all the deductions of human wisdom. THIS FlEljD OF The Waterbury waleh company Is turnlni ; out over 1,000 watches per day. Seveial rending rooms are in successful operation In New England nulls. Southern textile manufacturers are cntic \\\S \ \ \ managers of norlhein mills into the south by oil'crmir them Lir/e salaries. The carriage and wacon makers all over the west are overrun with eiders , if their trade joiirnids are to bo relied upon. American plate ulass makers liavp sogrcnt- ly improved the quality nnd decreased the price of their products that they nave oidrrs on hand 1'or delivery six to twelve months ahead. An Knullsh mechanic has found a new steel , or rather a , now process lor making a better quality of steel than Is In use at pres ent. It Is oed when great toughness Is re quired. ( Jreat Britain can produce S.'MO locomotives a year ; Germany , 'J.OJO ; France , 1COO ; Uel- Kium , 500 ; Switzerland , 120 ; Italy , 70 ; in all Europe , 0,400. The Baldwins can turn out 000 a year. The trades-union leaders report that the membership of trades-unions is incicaslng steadily , and that the members who are com- Ino In aru the older men who have hereto fore held aloof . The makers of wood-working machinery have been encouraged during the past month by a lar.e influx of orders for the latest Im proved machines for ordinary mill woik , be cause of thu large amount of work they turn out at less cost than older machines. The boot and shoe manufacturers of the Now England states are in many cases in- creasint ; their showroom capacity. Shnu fac tories arespr'nsrini ' : up In the west. Fa tory capacity will be kept busy all fall and winter. Prices are Improving. There are in Prussia 21,015 main and fe- malu convicts engiized In about twenty In dustries , among which are tobacco , Ixiok- blndiiiK. shoeinakiim , carpentering , weavim ; , sailmakiiifr , Imskutmaklng nnd wood-work ing. The question of convict labor Is attract ing n great deal of attention. The great activity in business circles dur ing the past sixty days has stimulated matui- I'actiirliu ; and bmldJi- , ' enterprise In nearly every stain In the union. Thu c.-eatest activ ity is In the New Kuulaml and Mlddln States. Large mills are to bo built at Kail H'ver , one with 20,000 spindles , One will cost 5500.000 , and run 40,000 spindles. Textile mills are to bo erected at Jjiiminberg. Ma < s. , at Danby , Vt. , at Olnoyville. U. 1. , at West I'aterson , N. ,1 , , nnd at several places In the south. New miu'hmery is going into over bait of the manufacturing establishments of tlie.su states. In fact , such active pieparailons for an Increasing output were never before known. In consequence them Is an increas ing demand for unproved engines , bolleis and machinery , bctliles electric light appli ances of every make in thu market. Ivlec- trlcily Is bi'in. generally adopted in factories and liiiie ; A CJood Grip. Clecclamt Lcailer. The republican paity has already got n good prlp on the president for 1838. Sum JIIIH-H in Canada : ; CMenwTrttmne , Sam Jones had a mixture of success and failure in Canada. JJu was verv popular with many , nnu made money , bat was se verely criticised bS press and pulpit. The clergymen of the church of KiiL'land accused him of blasphemy , \fln'e ! ho shocked many layman by his usu of tobacco. Altogether ho made a sensation In ( | ulut Toronto , A I > roi > of ink. This drop of ink clianco leaves upon my pen , What might it write inMilton's tuiglity bund ! Wlmt might It spear nt Shakespeare's high command ! What words of thrill the throbbing hearts of men I Or from Beethoven's soul a craiul amen , All life and death In one full compass spanned ! Who could Its power at uoctlie's touch with stand ? Wlmt woids of truth It holds beyoiul our ken What blessed promise wo would fain be told And cannot , What grim sentence , diead as death , What venomous He , that never shall unfold , What law , undoing science with a breath ! But mockery of lifu's quick wasted lot- Dropped on a vligm sheet , 'tis uut a blot ! CMwo ; > Ale if * . Colonel Anlos Ciuiimi.n''s ' , who has just bcfcn elected to comrrcss as the representa tive of the most intelligent district in Net York city , ly perhaps the mr > st remarkable newspaper man in ( lie country. Ha is in Journalism what Mike Kelly Is In base ball' the best all-around man In the business , lie has a big bratn , a Ms soul and a ble heart , n combination rarely met with In these degen erate times , Wlmt Will They Do U'lth It ? 1ft IP Ytirk TYf&imr , The democrats have the house , but wo will bet a blf * npplo that they don't ' know what to do vrlth It , now they've pot It. The Apothecary's Ijot in Kansas. AVu > i mk Sim. Our esteemed contemporary , the Tree Press of O.a20 City , Kan. , has rendered a notable service to the cause of temper ance. The prohibitory law In that state , as in Maine , lias transferred a good deal of the retail liquor business from the sa loons and barrooms and comer groggcr- ies to tile-drug shops. The rod and blue and violet lights in the apothecary's win dow are the beacons by which the thirsty toper steers his course. As ho enters the door ho makes tin his mind what ailment lie has ; nnd then ho asks for the remedy nnd guts it , nnd disposes of It with the old-fashioned crook of the elbow. It is very simple. Under the existing law In Kansas , as construed by the attorney-general , and as understood generally throughout the state , the purchaser of liquor at an apothecary's Is the solo judge of its neces sity ! Ho is also thu sole judge of his own pathological condition. After lie hast gonu before a probate judge and made a statement and paid a feu of live cents.no one is legally authorized to sny that lie shall not thun proceed to the nearest drugirift's and buy brandy for indiges tion , or Jamaica rum for seasickness , or Inner beer for an incipient boil on the baek of his neek. The present .system is n great thing for the probate judges , and a big bonati/.a for the apothecaries of Kansas. From the records of all the drug shops in Usage enmity , the Free Press has corn- pilled a list of thu diseases and other pre texts alleged during a single month for thu purpose of obtaining liquor. The drug shops aio In the seven town of Car- bonilale , Suranton , Htirlingame , O > ago City , Lyndon , Malvern , nnd Quer.cmo , tliu aggregate population of the seven being tG74. ) Ir is probable , Iiowover.that ulthoimh thu shops are all situated in these cities or villages , n considerable part of their custom comes from the rural dis tricts. The population of the counlv is M.CT. ) . Iii ii single month the nineteen apothe caries of Osage county recorded 2,812 separate sales of liquor , a largo part ob viously being to amateur patients and professional invalids. The favorite med icine was lager beer. The apothecaries sold 788 quart : ! , apparently from thu keg , besides 2,151 bottles and nine cases. They also sold 23J pints of ale. This shows that the malt cure has an astonishing vogue in Kansas. Next in demand for medicinal purposes was whisky , the sales of which by the pint amounted to 0I2 ! , nnd by the casual ounee or drink to 214. Among the oilier specifics in the now Kansas phannacopiuia are gin. black berry brandy , Angelica wine , Muscat , and a curious remedy , recorded not less than twenty-six times as "liquor , no de nomination. " The list of diseases alleged by the 2,812 , purchasers give.8 us a good idea of the variety and extent of the disorders prevailing - vailing in this terribly alluded com munity. Three hundred and fifteen dif ferent ailments found their way to the alcohol departments of the drug shops , llure are some of them , with figurus du- noting the frequency oftho , respective cases : AKUU , .117loneral ! debility. .112 Appetite l5 ! Headache 31 Accouchmcut liter health 1 Billiousness 2T.7 ] Indigestion 270 Don el complaint. . . il.'ImprcKiiaiicy ' 1 Had eold 15lnnry ] | from do : ; . . 1 Kowels . 1 I tell 1 Bathing liorsn Jolias appetite 1 shoulder . 1 I.oca ! application. . 1 Bathing for my Malaria 103 wife . 1 No particular pur Colic . . > ] pose 100 Cold IfclllOveiliunt 1 Cramps in stomach. i > Rheumatism 07 Mbirt't , " Family use , 3 , Weakness SO Wo must refer the disease known as .lolias appetite and the disease known as cheat to moro competent pathologists than ourselves ; but it would appear that the latter infirmity is largely moral , and is far moro provident m Osage county than the figure Jn the table indicates. This table , by the way , includes less than one-sixth ot the varieties of disease rec orded in a single month on the books of the nineteen drugstores. What an unhappy lot must bo that of the Kansas apothecary under the present system ! Although he may bo pecuni arily prosperous , his professional self- respect and his sense of the proper rela tions of remedy to disease must be con tinually shocked by the demands made across ins counter. How must lie feel as he measures out whisky for bilious head ache , orducnnts blackberry wine for sick mules , or turns the spigot of the beer keg and fills the tin pail with lager for obstetrical purposes. ' Tlmt Omului Itond. POOIIMAN'S ' RANOIIK , Grueley county , Neb. , Nov 10. To the Kdltor : As so many of your citizens are giving their opinions in regard to Omaha's north western railroad , I beg leave to olfor mine , Those acquainted with the trade which most makes up a city the jobbing trade know that Omaha cannot rcacii out-far with her trade in less than car lots on account of high local rates. In other words , you can only local a short distance from a common center of busi ness. Ono way to overcome this Is for the peopio of Omaha and people along thu proposed line to build your own road , Thou oontract with thu city for a money consideration the moro money thu hotter selling forth what rights you want to perpetually protect , first and foromoar , of course , that the rend will never pool with any other road. This will protect the small stockholders who will have the satisfaction of knowing that the contract will always have to bo obeyed , This will uncoiiragu many smaller capitalists to invest who would otherwise bo afraid to do so , Have this contract on record befora any bonds are issued so that any one buying this stock buys it subject to tliu contract. Whatever your purpose bo in building this road "have it KO nomin ated" in thn contract. I would siiggost when building this road that you build it through Greuloy county. iA.I'OOKM.YK. . A Itouutifiil I'rcwent. The Virgin Salt Co. , of Now Haven , Conn. , to introduce Virgin Salt into every family are making this grand offer : A Cra/.y Patchwork lilock , enameled in twelve beautiful colors , and containing thu latest Fancy Stitche.s.on a largo Litho graphed Card having a beautiful gold mounted Ideal Portrait in the center , given away with every 10 cent pnckago of Virgin bait. Virgin Salt has no equal for household purposes. It-is the clean est , purest and whitest Salt over fetch or used. Remember that a .largo package costs only 10 cents , with thu aboy.u pres ent , Ask your jrrpoor for it. rupn.iniTiox. The Wreck of ilio Rirpnhllcait Party Predicted by Temperance jMon. SUTTON , Kcb. , Nov. 0. To the Editor of the Bir. ; : In your Issue ol Sunday , the 7th inst. , appears an article , in which J'oii attribute the falling off in the re publican vole In Nebraska to the so- called "submission plank" in Iho plat form of that parly. As I happen to know the cnuso of the "falling off" so far as the counties in the Fifth judicial district are concerned , I venture to sug gest that the reason why so ninny repub licans stayed away from the polls or voted "third party , " as tliu case may be. Is because the position of the republican parly Is not advanced far enough on the temperance subject. The duties of niy ofllco for some years took mo over snvcn counties , of which Flllmoro is about the center , and i know that three-fourths of the the peopio favor a prohibitory law , I have voted the re publican ticked eighteen consecutive times , have been honored bv the party , and live and adhere to its principles , still nut not blind , and therefore must confess that wo nro hopelessly on the roail to sure defeat , unless wo can grasp this ad vance position occupied by the people , and occupy it. 1 want to see you per sonally about the course to bo taken in tills matter. If thu party would take prohibition up and press it to the front , the majority would be increased to ; ! 0,0H ( ) in three years ; it not , prohibition will come all the same , in spilt ! of us and the party will go down. The figures will show this the Increase in the prohibition vote is astounding , and mark you , the best class of republicans are at the head in the county districts , Tours truly , G. W. BP.MIS. PI.ATTSMOUTH , Nub. , Js'ov. n I sco with regret that you are very much opposed to prohibition and I regret it because a great paper like thu DIM : is capable of doing either a great good or a great harm , and I always like to see such papers on the sldo of progession for the good of the peopio. It seems to me that you must see that thu people of thu United States must meet this question in politics , and thu sooner wo meet it the better. The late elections proves that the part } * and the sentiment is increasing nt from 'JOU to liOU per cent all over the land , and men must be blind indeed , who can imagine that a growing reform like that is going to die out without a victory , and you can rest assured sir that prohibition will suc ceed if both thu old parties have to go to the wall. Thu trallic in intoxicating liquors has been declared a wrong though all the past ages , and when thu moral sense of the people ot this county is once aroused to the enormity of a wrong , you can rest assured sueh reforms never go backward. We know that there is good enough in thu land to overcome the evil , and when the moral sentiments of pur peoulo are arroused on the side of richt yon will always find the good and the true arranging on one side nnd the bad and vicious on the other , and then thu gooil and truu is sure to prevail. The republican jinny has always arrayed itself on the side of right , and if it don't do so in this contest it'will go down. You say "its altitude on the side of prohibition will drive off the foreign vote and defeat the party. " Tlmt is not true. I believe the majority of the foreigners in tiiis country , when properly enlightened on that question , will bo with us , but if they were not 1 think it is time for us to teach foreigners coming to this land tor an asylum to understand that they must leave their pernicious habits and inllu- cnces in the land they leftand noti-eek to engraft them on our institutions. If 'they are not willing to submit to our laws and regulations in morals , lot them stay away. When they come hero they must luavo all their prejudices behind and come hero , not as Germans and Danes with all their bad habits nnd examples clinging lo them anil seek to fasten them upon us , but they must come hero as Ameiicans ready and willing to submit to our moral sentiments as readily as to pur laws ; if not they are moral anarch ists , and wo have no use for them hero , and will not submit to their dictation. You call it n "threatened invasion of their rights. " They have no rights except what our government gives them , and if they wish to have what they call rights in their native land , protected , let them re main. When they voluntarily como hero and adopt oiircountry as theirs they must surrender their so-called rights if they conflict with our morals and our laws.for the protection thuy .aro glad to seek. They have no right to ask us to surrender ours for them , and if wo could present to them a land freed from the curse of drink together with the other advantages it presents to them our land v/oiild bo mncll more in viting to the better class of foreigners seeking a homo hero. You think the re publican party made a grand mistake in offering to submit prohibition to the people ple ; many good men think it was the grandest act it over done , and if it will only bo true to the right and carry it out as 'it promised it will remain as it has been the party of ( ho people , but if it proves false to its pledges it must go down. Hundreds of good republicans all over this nnd other states only voted with the party this year because of that pledge , and if the party fails to adopt it there will bu such an exodus from the party titiXt year as will cause you and all who oppose it to tremble for your fate. Bo not deceived , thu people see thu influence of whisky in thu republi can party. It is thuro and every election proves it more conclusively , and if wu must have either whisky or prohibition in thu party you will find , perhaps , whim too Into , tlmt the people prnfur prohibi tion. tion.Now Now , I have a very high opinion of the 15iic : and 1 hope to > > eo it battling for the right of the people in ibis as il does in oilier things. You are wrong on this question and don't bo ashamed or afraid to acknowledge it , and thu people will honor you for it. S. P. VANKIVA. FYiMlnriolc Douulat ) In lOrinlniMl , London Daily News ; Slavery IIIIH been abolished in name and In theory all over the Union ; but ( he prejudice against his c.olor is slill nt times vrry painfully mani fest. His whole life is a tiattlu with il , and he is now hero In Kngland for rest , and in order for a time to escape from the stream which lie IK always conscious of fetrujrgling against in his own country. At this point Mis , Pontius , who is an American lady , young and fair , puts in her word for tliu honor of her country. Shu gently reminds her hush.ind thai not long tigo they traveled together 3 000 miles through the mates , and everywhere Mr. Douglas had mitt with kindness ami courtesy. Verycoidiully ho admits it. JJvun on the Hudson steamboats , ulicru thirty years ago another lady who In pres ent testilie.s to his having been forcibly ejected from Urn saloon in which ho had presumed to Hit down to dinner with his friends from Knirhind , though they sat at a Uiblu by themselves , lie was pcrmittoJ in thu course of this journey to pass with out any interference on account of his color. Indeed he had a very agreeable distinction. The colored waiters on board thu vessel refused to take his money. Hu had done so much for tliuni , thuy ' said , that his money would not pass them Vos , ho fully rueognr/.ud thu change tlmt time had brought , but nevertheless it was truu that within thu past two years the mere rumor that ho hud taken u sitting in a I'rcshvtcriiin church of Washington raised n ferment throughout tliu city , nnd filled thu news- impeio with angry and excited letters. This highly gifted andjioroio man , whom Abraham Lincoln distinguished with Ma friendship , who has btfpn marshal of Iho L'nltod Stairs , arid hasjust retired from the position of registrar of deeds for the District of Columbia , who has edited and owned influential newspapers , nnd \ \ \ \vlioui a whole continent recognizes n man of iHiusunnnnte ability and stainless integrity , hns noVDTJhrlw a swarthy fckir , Rim mi must not take a sitting with other Christians. "Ami you are rcallyponselotis of n dif ferent social aMnosplioro hero in Hue- land ? " "Oh , dear , yes ! " Is the ready response , "entirely different. I have in America my own wide circle of friends , and my olliclal position lias reduced friction anil unplunsnntmt.ts to a minimum ; but hero In Kuglnnd thcro Is no friction or nn- pleasantim ? ! ' . I am free , and 1 feel my self free to go anywhere , or to mingle in any society. " nnd Mitten * , Detroit Tribune : Apropos to rings , the demand for colored diamonds anil bright gems has brought rings again into popular favor , to mieh a degree that It Is nothing remarkable to sen thu slender digits of a society lady with rings two or three deup. For some years an uxcesslvo display of rings has been considered vulgar or parvenu , nnd only a diamond or solltairo or thu wedding uirelut has been considered good form , The old- fashioned solid-set cameos , .seals , and large sapphires and emeralds , which belonged to a baek generation and have been assigned to the inner case of the jewel bo < c , nro now being brought out , andulthur worn In thulr antique tic- signs or reset in keeping with thu moro modern jewelry worn by the voting possessors to whom they have fallen as heirlooms. Fashion in its rotation has placed a value on ( hum which they had not before ) . _ The belles of half a century ngo wore rings on every linger of both or cither hand up to the first joint. Forty or oven eighty handsome juwuicd circlets wore not then considered excessive , and wu may expect in this progressive age to sco the number doubled at least. As rings cannot DO worn tinder cloves unless the wearer consents to wear a glove two or thruo sizes larger than hho is accustomed to , mittens aru to bu the fashionable hand covering this senson ; not the old fashioned red or gray hand- knit mitten of our mother's day , but , dainty creations of silk of delieato or solid shades. These mittens which ad mit of easy removal , are to be worn on all occlusions in the street , at the oncra , and even for church. Thuro is .surely nothing more comfortable than mittuns. Thuy aru very convenient for they can be slipped oil' in a twinkling , allowing a gleam of thn pretty jeweled fingers in passing out the car tare , in depositing thu alms or ad justing a stray ribbon or hair , and aa quickly covered from sight. How much pleasanler it is in sinking hands lo feel the soft , warm flesh without the interposi tion of a piece of I ; id ! Klecirlo Mclil'M KlFeot on the Kye. Medical News : Dr. ,1. A. Andrews , of Now 1'ork , ro'id a paper on the olfuot of thu chiutriu light upon the eye. In con sidering the relative effect of different forms of illumination tlmt obtained from cas , from kerosene and from thu iiieau. descent light worn studied. Thu electric light gives Iho maximum of light with the minimum of heal. So far the only case ? of injury to the eye from the elec tric light have resulted from exposure in proximity to the light. In mosioftltesu cases the existence of previous eye trouble was not excluded. The effect In those eases can bo bor.t explained as occurring through ( he syiupatlielio nervous system rather than as a result of mechanical or chemical influences. It is not established that , exposure to bright light can produce a diffused iritis. No case of injury to the eye from the incandescent light has been reported , and out of 1,100 workers with the electric incandescent , girls , examined by the reader there was not one com plaint. Those fiiilluring with errors of refraction claimed that the sight was im proved. The light used was irom twelve to sixteen cnndlu power , and provided a shade to protect the eves. The incandes cent light possesses advantages which are waritinjr in other forms of artilieiul light , the principal of which are its stead iness nnd the fact that its use does not contaminate the atmosphere. MISS I Mi I , INKS. Kight million umbrellas arc made nn- nnally in the United States. A two-pound nui'gut of virgin gold hns been found in Transalvnnla county , N.C. It is said that during the last two months no less than -10,000 persons have died in Corea from contngcoiis diseases. In a certain village of about 1,000 inhabi tants , ! ! 00 have succumbed to the malady within a few days. The old green umbrella strapped to thn trunk that Dcnman Thompson uses In "The Old Homestead , " was presented to the actor by an admiring citizen of Wor cester , Mass. , whose groat-grnndfuthur kept off the rain with il one hundred years ngo. Albany. N. Y. , Press anil Kniekerborkcr endorse the virtues of St. Jacobs Oil. How IMnny Hpnnk English is far more generally npoknn than French , or Indeed than any other language. There ! are in thu world one hundred millions of peopio who speak Knglish , Kixty-nino millions who spei k German , Hixly-wvun millions who speak Russian and forty-eight millions who speak French. Tlie.su figures do not ap ply lo ( hose who merely understand these va'rious languages , but to those who ha bitually usu them as theirordinary means of FOB NOVEMBER , CONTAINS Gathering Autumn Loaves. FrontispUv. . The Great Conservative Reaction. U > Frank W.irren. Skip : A Tnlo of the War. By W. 1' Cbipinan , T'so Revenge of OGnono. I'ocm , Uy W. II. Al en. 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