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THE O3IAHA DAILY BBEt MONDAY , DECEMBER 13. 1880.
THE DAILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TKttMS OF 8UIWCUIPTION : % > My Ofornl.iif Kdltloti ) Including Stnulty HhK , Ono Vonr _ . $100) ) J'orBlxMontln . . fi ( " 1 J'orTJiifoMnntlii . , . 2 fy ] 'J'lio Omahn Hundajr HUE , mailoJ to tiny iiJdic j , Ouo Year. . . . 200 CM MIA ornrr , Vo. fin AMI ail FATIV.UI urnr.r.v. Nmv VOIIK OPKlrR. llflftM I7 > . TRIIII SB ItrtltilMl. WAlllll.NUTO.V OmCI , NO,511KuflUT.IXlIl9TiaBT. All communication1) ) rolRtlnsr to new * nwl pill- torlnl tnnUnrMiouldbc ttd'lrosSCd ' to tlio Liu- TOK uiTIII : BF.K. 1IUSIMS1 T.KTTEI1SI All liiMnPs * MlGM niul romtttnncos slioiilJ be iblilrc ; cd to Tin : IIIK : rmt.isniMd COUPANV , OMAHA. Drnflft , elioekB anil ] > o > lnfl.cn nnlttrs to be made payable to the ord r of the company , THE BEE POBLISHIsTiJiPAir , PBOPfllflQHS , K. KOSEWATEH. Kniron. XIIK DAlliY J1BK. - Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btntc of ! < < s. County , ( ico. It. Tzsclmck , f.pcrclarr of The Ilco Publishing romjiany , does solemnly swear tlml the actual cfrriilntlnn of the Dally ! tco for the week ending loc. ) Will , 1830 , was ai follows : ntitiirdny. Doe.I . in.aro Hunilnv. Dec. n . i.07i : ! ! jvlumlay , JIT. 0 . 18.s-.fl Tnwdav. DPP. . l2.lKi Wednesday , Dec. S. . iiOTO : Tliiirsdny. Dotv . itKn : ( Fildny , lee. 10 . ialB ! Avcrace . 13.H03 ( ir.O. U. TZSriltTK. Subscribed and sworn to hcforo me tills lltli flay of DccL'inbcr , A. D. , 18iO. N. 1' . KJIII , . [ SKA M Notary Public. ( ! eo. U. T/.schuck , beliiK first duly swoin , rteposes and says that ho Is seciet.iry of tlm Jh'o I'liiilisliinc company , that the actual av- rraL'O dally rlrcutatlon of the D.dlv Hee for the month of January. ISSO , was lO.ll'S roples , for K'brtinr v , Ibsfi , 10595 copies ; lor March. 1SSO , 11.KJ7"copies ; for April. IbSrt , 12,1H ! ropies : lor May. 1SSO , ia,4W copies ; for .1 line , IbbO , 12,2 ! > 8 coiifps ; for .Inly , IbWl , 12,81 1 copies ; for August , 1SW ) , 12,40-1 coplcqjfor September. l s < in.KO \ ( copies ; for October , IS O , l'jW.i copies ; for November , isv > , 1:1 : ,113 copies Gio. : 1J. Tzsciiwru. Sworn lo and subscilbed bclore mo tills Oth liny of November. A. I ) . 1HSO. fSiAL. : | N. 1' . FJII. : . Notary I'uDllc. THE farming ; districts will never cast their ballots in the legislature to assist the railroads in continuing to shirk nil city taxes on .right of way , depot grounds unil buildings nnd hundreds of city lots which they own but which never appear on the tax lists. All the efforts of the Lincoln Journal to this end will not prove Micccssful. The application of the revenue law to county taxation has absolutely iiothing'tu do with Hie case. A is overwhelmingly rcpubli- c.m anil will eject a. ropnblican senator , livery democrat knows that ns well as ho knows that it would bo folly for the dem ocratic minority to lire their votes in the siir for any candidate of the railroads. General Van Wyek will socnro a number of democratic votes because the mm who will cast them wore elected by re publican constituencies for this purpose : md under solemn pledges to so vote. This comprises the sum and .substance of the howl which comes from the railroad democrats against Vau Wyck'.s "demo cratic allies. " SINATOU : VAN WVCK proposes to do nate his baurgy trousers to a senatorial dime museum if other senators will eon- tribute articles of equal interest , lie names ns valuable mementos which might find n place with hisgningor pants , one of Senator Evart- , ' long sentences , n pair of Senator Hansom's soiled cull's and shingle from Senator Sawyer's lumber camp. The general might contribute in addition his six years1 record of earnest and fearless work for his constituents nnd of his manly and consistent work for the interests of the producing classes. It would bo more of a curiosity in a .sena torial museum than any of the objects named. IT is questionable whether Judge Grcsham Is to be congratulated upon the ) )0om which is said lo be spreading in his behalf as a possible presidential candi date. The friends and well wishers of the judge , who justly esteem him for his fair nnd fearless course in every public sta tion ho has occupied , anil who believe that in the first ofiico of the republic he would extend his honorable record nnd do good service to the country , will do wisely not to bo over-zealous in pressing their opinions upon public attention. Early booms , as abundant experience proves , do not assure a prosperous har vest. Even eighteen months may bo n long time in which to keep the best of men prominent before the public eye , when it is thought what an opportunity it gives for finding or fancying Haws nnd for the .making of combinations against him by other aspirants. Moreover , n man may during that time very easily take a stop which , however well in tended , can bo perverted by opposition to Ills disadvantage , but to which little or no regard would bo given were ho not un derstood to be in somebody's way. There is no authority for saying that Judge ( ii'csham has presidential aspirations , but assuming that ho nia > have , those who nro disposed to encourage them will pursue the shrewder policy by doing so modestly nnd not too vigorously. Tin : outcome of the senatorial light in Indiana is still a matter of doubt , Hoth sides profess to be hopeful and confident. The republicans assert with apparent confidence that Senator Harrison will bo ro-cleetcd , while the democrats POO in to IJP equally sanguine that they will elect a Btimwor to Harrison. The chances would .seem to bo rather more favorable to the former for the reason that there is no Contention among the representatives over candidates , while the democrats liavo two , nnd perhaps throe candidates. The . -struggle between ex-Senator McDon ald nnd ( Jovernor Gray , both strong men with their party , is very earnest. The indications now are that neither will give an inch to the other under any eircuin- Htancess , not even to prevent the reelection tion of Harrison. This assures a deter mined and prolonged fight between the nartisins of these gentlemen. The demo- cratio situation is fiirtner complicated by the reported fact that Heprosentativo Ity- jium has entered the field at thu instigation of democrats opposed to both McDonald and Gray , and with the hopoof gettingtho Bupport of the Knights of Labor rcprc- Bcntntivcs , who hold the balance ol jiowcr. It would not bo surprising if in the end these labor representatives decided to conclude the conllict by giving their votes to the republican candidate , wlucli they might wisely und properly do at the outset nnd thus prevent what promises too \o a long struggle. "j lUctCM ( iVJVaa u vlinu < v icu irct iiuiii'nvt | " " Amending tlic Charter. 1 he charter commUtco hnvo finished their work and directed the city attorney to make draft of the suggestions acted upon nnd approved by the members. The result of the two weeks' session will accordingly be soon laid before the pub lic for consideration nnd dlscus > ion. H is safe lo say that our net ? charter will difier in several vital particulars from that suggested by the charter committee of fifteen. The composition of that body was not such ns lo promise any radical reforms or to settle disputed points. It was conservative nnd fearful of contro versy , and it naturally dodged problems which might awaken antagonisms be tween the business men of which it was composed nnd powerful interests with which they nrc daily brought in contnct. Tor nil that the work performed was valuable and the discussions which look place over proposed changes threw much light upon our municipal needs. It was decided to add another class to chartered cities. This prevents nil chance of conllict with Lincoln when the question of char ter amendment comes up. Provisions were made for a metropolitan police system and for remedying defects in our laws applying to grading nnd damages. The .salaries of city olllcers were also In- crcnscd and their powers expanded to cover future necessities. Man } ' minor mailers wore nKo talccn into considera tion and suggestions made which will furnish material for public discus- pion. Much , however , was left un done. There must be a large amount of revision yet made if the now charter is to represent public sentiment , The revenue question was practically ig nored. The creation of a separate sys tem of assessment for metropolitan cities was passed over under implied threats of trouble if Ihc mnltor was pushed. A number of other needed rctorms were not taken up for the same reason. Of course all the work of the commit tee is merely advisory. It is to be sub mitted lo the public , canvassed by criti cism , and then , after all , left entirely to the judgment and discretion of the legisla tive delegation from Douglas countv. -i the Kespoiisllilllty. In the debate last Thursday on Senator Morrill's tariff resolution , which elicited from the republican senators who partic- ipatcd and from others an expression of willingness to reduce taxation , in part by reducing or abolishing certain duties. Senator Sherman , replying to an arraign ment of the republicans by Senator Heck , justly maintained that the responsibility for thu failure of legislation on this sub ject rests wholly with the representatives of the democracy in congress , who arc in control of tlm branch in whiclj alone such legislation can originate. The incontro vertible fact is that although tlio demo crats have had control of the lower branch of congress lor the past eleven years , with the exception of two , they have been unable to cIVecL anything in the direction of a reduction of taxa tion or a revision of the tariff , the only legislation reducing taws during this psriod , embracing five congresses and the long session of a sixth , having been con- summatett by the republicans when they were in control of the I'orly-sevcnth congress. The reason of this failure is not to be found wholly or chiolly in re publican opposition to proposed demo cratic interference with the tarin" . That , it must bo confessed , has been most per sistent , nnd the indications are that it is not likely to bo much less so in I lie im mediate future. It was expected and counted on , and from the standpoint of ordinary political wisdom antl policy the effect should have boon to consolidate the democracy upon a judicious and careful scheme of revenue revision that would have boon at least a stop in the direction oi carrying out the party's platform pledges. But the dllliculty has been that cither from incapacity or personal jeal ousies , nnd perhaps from a conjuction of these causes , the leaders charged with the duty have been unable to formulate any measure in support of which the party could unite. They Imvo made no end of effort , but it has all been abortive for the reason , as Mr. Sherman said , that they could not agree among themselves. The volume and variety of plans and ex pedients , fathered by Carlisle , Morrison , Hand all , Hewitt and others , who sought to shine as revenue reformers , have boon most abundant , but not one of them has been strong enough to draw the party to gether and hold it. It hits been a con tinual light of factions , born of the contentions of ambitious leaders. Tlicro has boon wanting botli comprehensive statesman ship and unselfish courage. This was the verdict of Mr. Hewitt upon his party as sociates in congress , and it has not boon questioned. In the light of the record it is worse than folly for Senator Bock or any other democrat to attempt to lay the blame of the failure of tax reduction leg islation upon other shoulders. The promise for the present session nnd the next congress is not more favorable , notwithstanding the added appeal of the administration. Mr. Morrison will , so it is reported , again bring forward his bill against which thirty-live democratic votes wore cast at the last session , and it will unquestionably again encounter the opposition of Air. Randall and his fol lowers , with probably the same result ns before. It is not to be ox piloted that any measure by Mr. I'.nndnll will bo no- copied , There will not be time enough to frame and bring forward for consider- alien a new bill. Thus the invitation of Sunator Sherman to tno democrats of the house to send the senate a plan by which they nrfi willing lo stand will probably not be responded to , and tax reduc tion must remain n maltor of the indoli- mlo fnluro. SDMI : of the more injudicious news paper supporters of Mr. Blaine , in rejoic ing over the statement that a majority of the republican members of the Vermont legislature are in favor of the Maine man for 18SS , have represented that the declara tions of this preference were made since the Blaine-Edmunds incident , nnd are therefore to bo regarded as a verdict against the senator by Ms neighbors. It is a fact that such an expression favor able to Mr. Blalno was made , but it was several weeks ago , while the legislature was in session , and before the death of ox-President Arthur , at whose funeral the incident occurred , about which so much has boon said. How that affair may have affected the views of the re publicans who had recorded their pref erences isl not known , but the Hut- lund Jh'ntUl , a well-informed republican paper , Is authority for Uio statement that Mr. Blame's conduct injured him with a good many Vermont republicans who had before the occurrence regarded him \ulh favor , and that men who n month ago were outspoken in preferring him ns the candidate of the party In 1883 now think "wo had bctlcr wait till the lime comes nnd Ihcn Inkp the strongest mnn. " The over-xcnlous friends of Mr. Blalnc ought to sec that they could do him no greater Injury than by putting forth such misleading statements. His chances can not be advanced by aggravating the hos tility of other republican leaders. Dit. MIU.EU makes a double leaded announcement that Senator Van Wyok , in case of his own defeat favors , the election of a straight-oul republican Of course ho does. No one who knows Iho senator doubts his fidelity to repub lican doctrines , He has been a republican since the republican party was founded. He is n staunch advocate of republican principles as enunciated in the party platforms , Including anti-monopoly nnd tax reduction. Ho differs from some republican leaders In advocating publicly what he believes nnd in pushing the party lo put their precepts into practice. r.vut play Is a jewel fair play for the gas compnnj , but also fair play for Ihc people. Mechanics otil of work are com pelled lo sec citizens willing to employ them in laying service pipes on their property , but unable to do so because the gas company refuses to work on ac count of the cold weather and added ex pense nnd will not permit anyone else lode do the job. This is a sweet-scented dog- in-lho-niangcr policy , which must not bo permitted to continue. Gr.KiuAi : , Miussays : that he is all right with the secretary ot war about that little mailer of disobeying orders and decrying his predecessor in Apache land. General Allies is an accomplished political wire puller. As a wooljpullor ho is not as great a success. The public still have their eyes cleat1 nnd appreciate the methods by which ho acquired the faded laurel wreath which now hangs in disordered fragments under his six inch hat. Tnr. gas company must not befog the ibsue. The question is whether its monopoly extends over lot lines and carries with it the exclusive right to lay pipe past sidewalks and lawns to the meter connection. AH TIIC gas company declines to make service connections in winter and arro gantly refuses to permit householders lo hire competent mechanics to do it for Ihcm , our oilizcns scorn lo bo pretty well under the thumb of the unptlia process. MAHSIIU , CUMMINO& ' removal Is a political and a personal n\attcr with a democratic mayor. A'ropnblican council should llatly rc'fusoto play inlo his hands. STATE AXP T1SKK 1'1'QItY. Nchi-Aslcn Jottings. Holdrcgc lias a board of trade in full blast. lied Cloud is promised a depot to cost $03.000. A coal company ha.s been organi/.ccl in lied Cloud. Eighteen couples wore spMccd in Dodge countv last month. One swallow of mild weather does not make us simmer. John Merrill , aged ninety , died at his home in Geneva , Friday. J. O. Mufl proposes to bore for coal < m his farm four miles from Crete. St. John will sprinkle water on his dis ciples in this state next month. The Si'lmylor Quill predicts a popula tion of 120,000 for Omaha by 18110. Hebron lias shipped 000 cars of stock and grain since llio lirat of the year. The main line of the St. Joe & Grand Island railroad has been slool railed. Alon/.o Johnson , of Ashland , was kicked in the forehead by a horse and marked lor life. A do/.cn men are wanted in Indiauola to plank down $100 each and sink it in a coal hole. The store of C. V. Kniccly in Ashland was nicely tapped by barglars and $100 worth of goods taken. The Nebraska City packing company will sniK an artesian well GOO or 700 feet , und the town is filled with vein hopes. ' Amsworth boasts of a female who prac tices at the bars , swears elegantly , and profusely , anil carries a revolver in her uusllo. The tracklayers of the Hock Island road have crossed the borders of 1'awnco county and are rapidly approaching Beatrice. The Nebraska Opinion , a compilation of state press comment , is the latest ven ture in David City. It will appper monthly. The capture of S. ( J. Snow by the sheriff of Nciuaha county will lead to the breaking up of the gang of horsothioves that have infested the southwestern counties. Illnmnn , a horse thief in Saline county , was sentenced to ton years in the pen and to pay a fine of $100 for borrowing a u horse without permission. A McCook paper wisely suggests to the coal boomers in Omaha ; "Before wo rund the air with hosannas , brethren , lot us make Mire wo have tioniiitliing to bliout over. " A lonesome rustic in Shcnandonh , In. , has written n tearful loiter to Postmaster Morton , of Nebraska City , requesting ; "the name of sum rite gnd lucking gurln anxious to change her name , and tie up for llio winter , The third annual exhibition of the Ne braska State Poultry association will beheld hold in the opera hone , Tecunisoh , December - comber 22 to ! ! i. lleducod rates will be given by the railroads. The Qliachclors' club of Hulo , has ndoptodlho safely pin badge suggested by the Jiii ; : . The members display it with as much pride as a withered bene dict would Ids first born. The sports of llopublican City are preparing - paring tor a grand wolf hunt on Now Year's day. The coroner and uiidoi taker will bo on hand to ttaiu for tlio&e "who didn't know 'twas loaded , " The determination of a number of en- teriirislng .Nebraska towns to sink ar tesian and coal prospect holes augurs well for the future. Local bores should keep shady for the proscnt. A Ihrifty Madi.son county hen was caught and housed in n snowdrift last month. She did not give way to despair , however , but "set" to work anil hatched out a ( lock of seven chicks beloro the root thawed oil' . The Union Pacilio has decided upon another Ici-der the North UcndtS : North western. It will leavu the Union line at North Bond , strike Stnnton eaily in the spring and move on Dakota at a two- milo-a-day gait , Allowing oil well is one of the curi osities of iJutler county , four miles from Ulysses. This is indeed a providential visitation , as the sea of jonrnalisnun the county is wofully in need of the mellow ing intluenco of oil. The Omaha & El Pa o railroad is .skir mishing fpr bonuses in the southwc > tttrn counties. Omaha has more railroad * tn smilhrrn Nebraska than at home , if the El Paeo "air" line should be induced to come up this woy II might hear some thing to its advantage. Undo Davy Smith , of llislng City , popped a largo white owl with an old blunderbuss last week. Ho will mount it on the plug his father wore at the sur render of i'ocahontas , and give the young girls atiporlwoon prevailing fashions. Supervisor Snytk-r , of Harlnn couiify , is one of Iho hetvy slock feeders of tfio state. He is now fattening 835 head. He calculates thai each animal will chew up eighty bushels of corn , worth if 1.000 , nnd f 100 worth of hay will up divided among them. He is also Jatlcning 230 hogs. The big ditch in Dakota county , on which $0,000 has been spent , has boon de clared an illegal undertaking , and the county commissioners will bo held in dividually responsible for the undertak ing. The bondsmen arc beginning to squeal. During the past season the Blair can ning factory canned 0,000 bushels of to matoes nnd paid to farmers $0,000. The wages paid labor amounted to $7.000 and the goods lit ought iO,000. 'flic entire product of the factory was sold to Me- Cord & Brady , wholesale grocers , Omaha. I'rcmonl is pushing her commercial nr- tcrlcs into all sections of the northwest. An enterprising man has gene up there to ( .lock the country with cats. If the Purr-tiesl keeps hot-bark at the proper al titude , she will scat her products HIP country over. There will bo n grand opening for a live newspaper man with land ollii-o "adds" thrown In , in O'Neill ' city after the loth uist. The rash unfortunate now lllling the vacancy will be gently planted in an Omaha cemetery on Ihal day , and friends will drop a coverlet of dry earth over his calm and plummy carcass. Ap plications for the job will be received after funeral. O. D. Munson , formerly in the employ of the Union P.icillc company , and "a highly fi'speclcd citizen of Omaha for some seventeen years , has sold a portion of his land at Mun&on , Madison county , whore he now resides. The purchaser is a wealthy man from Illinois , and they propose ns soon sis spring opens lo have the hammers llyiiiL' and rapid strides bo made towards building a new town. TlmPlaltsmouth Journal has let the rat out of llio bustle , giving Iho snap away. A lady resident , who had received several white rats as pots , discovered that one of them hail gene into winter quarters in that porlion of her apparel frequently built of newspapers. It is said the echoes of Sleepy Hollow have not' yet recovered from the soulrondcringyclls that pierced them on that occasion. The pel rodent was removed before any damage was done. done.When When llie tongue of trade is coated , when the eyes and limbs of the clerks are dull and languid , when a raging fever tackles the empty vitals of the till , when the spiders roost in the cash box and bouquets 9f decay are on the chan deliers , il is conclusive evidence that the advertising doctor has not been consulted. Woo unto him who invites customers lo give him llie shake by failing to plant a half page "add'1 in the home paper. A millstone were round his neck from the moment ho opened his doors till the sher iff clapped his nippers on them , Gforgo W. Biewftter , the irrepressible prinl and publisher , has sold the Oak land Independent to A. II. Henry , and bids Ins delinquent subscribers a tearful farewell in the last issue. George is one of nature's pushing narndoxcs. A typo who never saluted a "phat take" with a fresh beer or sorted up his pie-box with a sour mash , ho has left his old-time com panions miles to Iho rear in the race for njacc , profit anil prominence. Even Iho kid , who , way bad ; in the seventies , weighted the string of his marker antl cheated him out of many a "slug head , " is still nosing the grind stone on llio seven day plan , while George is scooping up glory and gold in Illume county , sell ing corner lots in the town of Bi-cwstor , and laying Iho foundation deep and wide for the county seat. Ho has earned his prosperity thrice over , and no one will envy the good forluno nor the mellow peace il brings in Iho autumn of life. Iowa Items. DPS Moincs county wants a new jail. J'ho schools of Cherokee contain 499 children. Lake City will give n respectable bonus lor a good hotel. Crcston is nursing an oil well that promises great things. The keepers of four tiger dens in DCS Moincs have been indicted. , lee Murphy and the "Kerry Black smith" are billed in several towns in the state. ' 'regressive jack straw parties"thumbs up , " is the latest social craze in largo towns. Judge Uothrock has returned to his" seal on Iho supreme bench , after a long absence from former sessions by severe illness. Articles of incorporation of llio town of Auburn , Sao county , have been filed , and the election of town ollicers will oc cur the 1st of Fobuary. Disbarment proceedings have been in- stilutcd in Judge. Given'.s court against Attorney W. S. Sickman for disposing of money belonging to clients. The Farmers' alliance of Creston have resolved to boycott the Grocers' union of that citj' , because the members have combined to jix arbitrary prices on pro duce and goods. The biography of Abraham Lincoln , by Nieolay nnd Hay , now being published in the Century Maga/.inc , spells Potta woltamio differently from that prevalent in the west. The revised version is "Pol- tnwolomio. " Beaver township , Giithrio county , is having a coal boom. Six inches of coal at a depth of 100 feet has been found , and a little further below a vein of six foul two inches of good bituminous coal , A peculiar feature of the fatality of dipthorin in liiilfalo , Seotl county , the past few weeks , is in the fact Hint its victims were all boys. Ton boys , whoso ages range from one to seven years , have died , but not ono /girl. / Several girls wore down with the disease , but al re covered. But one boy recovered out of the eleven that wuru * > iek. Congressman Jerry Murphy revives the hunerslition about the unlucky num ber thirteen , and cite * the death within a year of Peter Donahue in Han 1'ran- cisco who was ono ol > thirteen at u dinner table. The Jottinger was one of thirteen who took supper together at the resi dence of a friend soinu three years ago. The superstition wati recalled and the names of llio thirteen taken down to test , us time passed , the unerring 1'atality ot the number. To-day every one of llie thirteen enjoys good jitnllh , with an av erage chance of livingilo a good old ago. DnWol'n. Yankton owes 8M,000 more than it can pay. Hanson county has r > 00 more men than women. Woonsocket has refused to license saloons. Stark county has a surplus of ? lfiUO'J in the treasury. Houses uro a scarce article in lloscoo. Every house built during the last six mouths lor renting purposes wascnyagcd before completed. Another evidoncD of civilisation in the uhaiio of n hearse has reached Kapid City. A brass band , the lire department and a majority of the population turned out on Its arrival , nnd for a time the now elec tric lights , struct can * and other metro politan innovations were thrown in the ahado , HAPPENINGS AT THE HUB Grim Winter Settles Down and Belles nnd Beaux Turn Out. MICHAEL DAVITT IN BOSTON The Illustrious Joint U SnlHlrui and III" Saloon The ImlxtiKoToim - 019 imtl the Mayor alty Contest. BOSTON , Dec. 0. [ Correspondence of the Hr.r. . ] Grim old winter has been a long time conunir , but he is here at last , ami , lo all appearances , has come lo fctay. November , for the1 mosl pnrl , was a beautiful month , and the people of Boston enjoyed 11 to the fullest extent. The lack of snow and toe , however , was a considerable drawback. The small boy polished up his skates and bought a new and well seasoned "hockey" stick nnd looked every morning with Increas ing Intercut at the frog pond in Boston common , but ho was doomed lo disap pointment. The man of leisure ordered his fn t horses reshotl and his slpigh got ready for the fray. But November passrd and not a flake of snow was scon. A few December days brought a long looked for change. The storm which started at a point directly south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico finally reach us. The snow fell heavily and Washington street wan alive with the latest patterns of New Markets and Eng lish Mackintoshes. Street car drivers were given four horses to swear at in stead of two , nnd the pliers of the wooden shovel immediately began operations on the llagstones. Many Bosloninns took Tiinut riitsr si.Kum itinr. of llio season on Monday afternoon , and llicro were lively scenes on all HIP popular thoroughfares leading out of Iho city. There was an unusu ally largo number of turnouts , many handsome sleighs of largo nii'l cumbrous pattern , filled with cherry-checked maidens with their pacorls , and the old milldam fairly rang with the merry jingle of bolls. The wealth and beauty of the city were taking their first winter airing. Fine sleighs and trayly capari soned and thoroughbred horses sped to and fro in lively confusion. Thu snow was not yet sulnciently parked for fasl going , and Iho owners of the "crack" steeds had their hands full lo hold Ihcm in. In all probability the roads will bo in line condition to-morrow , when the sleigh ing carnival will bo opened in earnest. Considerable fun is expected , as n good many old scores'aro to be wiped out and a number of now and speedy ani- inal.s are to try a snow track for the lirsl lime. MlfIIA.ni. 11AVITT IN 11OSTOK. Unlike many western cities whox > , for eign i-lenienl consists mainly'of Germans or Scandinavians , Boston contains a very large percentage of the sturdy sons and daughters of Erin. In consequence of this an Irish enthusiast is sure to gain audience among us. Tnc reception given to Michael Dnvitl last Sunday evening in the Boston theater was not given by the ' Irish clement alone , but there wns'prcs- cnl a very generous number of Amer icans , which fact shows that the Irish sympallii/.ors in Boslon arc great both in numbers and in inlerewt. The si/.e of the immense audience which greeted Air. Davitl did not seem to be lessened by the ' 'aging snow storm , and the friends of Ireland boomed to have turned out en masse to hoar llie champion. Mr. Davill said that the work of llio Irish National league was to consolidate into ono body nil the Irish pponlo of the world ; to obstruct work at Westminster until Ireland has her rights , and to secure the education of the masses , lie sajil that llio league had the strongest organization it has had in half a century. If coercion were over put in force again ho declared that it wouhi be knoeked out quicker than John L. Sullivan ever knocked out any of his opponents. Amoiic the most prominent Irishmen of Boslon may bo mentioned Mayor O'Brien , General Col lins , and John Boyle O'lleilly. There is another gentleman of Irish do- sccnl in our cily , who keeps a saloon on Washington street , not far from the Hoi- lis street theater. Ho is a man widely known , more talked of and read of anil has made a bigger mark ( such as it is ) , in the world than cither of these three gentlemen. He walks through the streets and a mob follows at his heels. Ho rides and a crowd throngs about his carriage. His saloon is visited by more strangers than over think of Mayor O'Brien ' , and yet the gentleman's ' name is JOHN L. SULLIVAN. Sneaking of the illustrious John L. nnd his saloon , reminds mo of that kindred institution , the gaming table. Boston has been making it pretty lively for the gambling fraternity over since last sum mer , when Mr , Chase began his encrirctio fight against policy writers. The owners of the most noted dons tiavo been keeping a close watch for ollicers of the law. Their rooms are usually on a second or third floor , with no possible means of cnlranco but the front door. The usual devices of heavy doors , two or three in number , with .sliding peep holes in each , renders it impossible for an offi cer to gain entrance wl.ilo the game is sroing on. Ho must , therefore , satisfy himself hi' beating down llie doors and caplurlng Ihc outfit. Sergeant Daly , ot the Boston police force , him the reputa tion of being a great gambler hunter , and the knights of the green cloth nro all afraid of him. Ho has n record on suc cessful "raids'1 which is at least a yard long. Ono day last week he and two ofll- ccrs started on a hunt lor chips. They called at No. JI5 Hanover .sireel , and were refused admittance. They boat down the doors and found a room containing about forty very scared looking men , but there was not a sign of a gaining table , The windows wpro heavily barred ami around ono of the bars was a rope. ' . At the end of the rope was a large bag hanging out the window , and in the bug was found an outfit worth $173. Ser geant Daly made six such raids in ono day and captured $700 worth of gaming apparatus. Truly the inilleniiim is yet a good way.s from oven purilan Boitou. iir.Miv cr.oitrii : has been here helping George E. McNelll in his canvass for the Boston mayoralty. Mr. George addressed a vi ry largo and enthusiastic mooting'jii old I'uneiiil hall last .Saturday night , in which ho fired some very big guns for the la boring man , pleading for honest labor and an abolition of industrial slavery. "Wo want the earth , " is his battle cry. " \Vo \ aim at Iho utter abolition of pov erty. We want the earth , not for our- solyps but forall mi'ii1 Wo want to as sert in its integrity and tullnc.ss that great principle of the declaration of inde pendence , that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. We waul to give every man an cquiil Mmro of the Hind on which and from which ho lives. Wo want to give every man his equal bhare of that great wealth that comes civili/.ation. " * * with an advancing / * "Tho more you tax liousos and horses , just as you tax dogs , the fewer they will bo ; bul you can tax land an much as you nleasti and Ihoro wilt bo none the , less of it , It will still bo as useful , ami the man who wants to tiso it won't have to pay a penny more tor it in the purchase. The only ( liftercried will lie that the man who holds more of it than he can use will soon part with it. That will settle the labor problem. " Such nro some of the views of the great apostle ot the la boring ; men , and the size uud i earnestness of the mass mppting in I'-an- neil hall S3cms to Indicate Hint lucre are hundreds of men In Boston who ngrco with him. him.THE THE MAVOH.VI.TV Ql'l'STIOS' may bp Mimim-d up in n very fpw words. Mr. McXclll , the labor candidate , is doing considerable quipt work , bul nnnouncps his intention of Mumping the city from pud to cud and of giving the loaders of the old parties a fright such as they will not soon get over. He-will poll In llio neighborhood of 6,000 votes. Thp domoctnts spcm to think thnt the workingmen oughl lo work for the re election ot Mayor O'Brien , since thai gentleman has'done ns much for the laboring man as anyone could possibly tlo under HIP circumstances , The democrats - crats arc confident of Mayor O'Brlpn's re-election. The republicans nro not ns sanguine as thpy might bo , but they live on in Ihc hope thnt enough democrats may vote for McNeill to give the ropubll- can candidate , Mr Hart , the election. KUAN ? Sirr.u ilny Gould's Impudence. l/iffrtffn llrraM. Jay Gould's remark , on learning of Iho decision of Judge Grcsham removing the present receivers of the Wabash property , betrayed the malicious spirit of a schemer balked in ono of his jobs. Ordinarily what Gould thinks is not communloatcd to the press. His outbreak cm tills occasion , to the olfect that Judge Grcsham mu-t bo suffering from a severe attack of the presidential fever , and his Mur Upon Judge Tlinrunm in the same liin > , may bo attributed , therefore , to the potulaneo of a man not noeustomod to dofpal rather than to any serious conviction on Id" part. In his heart , JavGould knows perfectly well that what ho received in Judge Grcsham's court was cvim-liandod jus tice. Ho also knows that presidential as pirations had no more to do with the do- cislon Iherc rendered than they had to do with the consistent , laborious and honest attempt of Judge Tlmrman in the United Stale * senate lo compel Gould and his associates in the Union Pacific railroad to fullill their engagements with the people. An ambition lo be president is not neces sarily an unworthy one. Many learned and patriotic men have sought the place and others have desired it. But the inti mation Unit a judgp of Grpsham's stand ing tins boon influenced in an im portant decision by an ambition to bo president is a contemptible slander % vhk'li is nol lo bo passed by without notice. Judgp Grcs- liani. us a matter of fact , is probably as free from political ambition as any man of his prominence in America. H'e went upon llie bench n lew years ngo with the expectation of remaining upon it , and men who know him , ns .fay Gould does not , can say truthfully that , to the worthy ambition to become a just judge ho has consecrated himself ns none too many public servants ever have. It is not be cause Judge Gcpsham has prosidcnti.il aspirations , therefore , that Gould grieves , but because lie ha.s manifested a capacity to administer justice which upsets many of that plunderer's calculations. The popular impression that corpora tions Usually carry their points in the courts is correct , but this has been duo as much to the shrewdness of the corpora tion lawyers as to any sympathy of judges with capital. Technicalities make up a great deal of what is known as law. It is to these that the railroad schemers and wreckers address themselves. On the technicalities they win their ea ps , while the equities are not touched upon. In laying out a legal campaign the re sistance of the interests that arc to bo plucked is discounted and pre pared for. The crafty corporation lawyer Fees where his opponents will stand and he takes care to avoid even the appearance of illegal action. Combating such schemnrs the intended victims must generally depend upon equity , and , unfortunately for the cause of justice , equity generally cut-i a very small liguro in Iho courts when big corporations are engaged. Judge Groshain , in deciding the Wabash re ceivership case , took the equities into consideration , and necessarily found that they were against the Goulits. UN do- miupialion of llio methods of these wrocker.s was none lee severe. It might have been more biting , and still have been within the range of absolute truth. There is a man w.ho is very close to Jay Gould , enjoying his confidence , shar ing in some ot his enterprises , receiving assistance from him in some of his polit ical maneuvers and generally represent ing him in politics , who is sulferit.g from a severe attack of the presidential fovor. If that individual has any other ambition to ccrvo when he becomes president be sides making things comfortable for the Goulds there are many honest men who doubt it. While J times G. Blaine re mains in llio field as tlio standing Gould candidate for the presidency the reflec tions of the chief corruptionist of the day upon the aspirations of other men will not cause m.tny hearts to ache , SOUTI1EUN NKnilASKA. An Opportunity Kor Oninlia Johberi to Dlnkn n "Ton-Strike. " HEi.vmiiti : : , Nub. , Dee. 10 , 1SSO. Mr. .Max Meyer , President Jtonnl ol Trade : Dear Sir I wrilo jou by direction and under Instructions of a committee appointed by our citizens for ( his puiposo : As you aie awaie , Thayer , Killiiioie , Jef- lertion and other counties , Indeed neaily all ol'soiitlicin Nebraska , hus been for several yenis exclusively tlio tenltorr of tlio St. .loo fc Western road. Hence , In all these towns In southern NelinisUn , tlio bii.slnc.ss and other lelatlons have been with .St. Joe , Atchlson and Kansas Cily. The dealcis coining hero arc all St. Joe dealers , the coinineiclal tiavelers have liallcd tioin Kt .loe , Atchlson nnd Kansas City , Ho Hint ieilly ; , to all appearance1 ; * , this jinit of Nebratikn has been as tlioinch it belonged to some other stntc. Omaha , as a tindlni ; point , has itMimlni'd entirely unknown. All this invliiK to tlmiall\Miy conditions hereto- lorn existing. Hut ( lie I ! it 51. has now openrd Its con nection between falrmont and Cliu-iter , and this bilm-i us MMiio six or SHVPII liouis or 100 miles neaier Omaha. It blinds us the Omaha dallies in the atternoon and Klves us u rnnl- tal connection with Omaha every u ay. Tno opening up "I tins B. & M. louto Is capable o ' niakiiiii n complete revolution In the business ol this pint ol Nebraska. Now wo want to turn Hie tidtt of business from Kansas City , .St. Joseph , Atclilson , Tojmka , ott ? . , towanl Omaha , iiinl wu would IKo to have an oppor tunity of laying some matters bitforo the Oimiliu business men , wholesale , etc. , iela- live to this pai t of the state , and our commit tee would like to meet them at an eaily ditto , Could we not bo heard al a n-t'ctlin : ol the Omnlin I maid ot trade MIOU , This Is tlm ob ject ot this pieM'iit communication , which , I hope , will iccelso eaily attention liom you , Very truly , C. M. Dt's Isi.r.r.s. Cor. Siv'y Belvideio Commciclal Club. The mailer will bo laid before a mooting of thoboaid of trndo to hi ) hold no\t Tuesday evciiluir. No doubt the Hchedeio will lu ) ulndly accorded a healing at an enily hour , Wo have no hesitation in recommend ing tlm "Garland .Stoves and Hangus. " Their high reputation for durability , economy of fuel , convenience and artis tic finish , stamps them a.s the he-it in the world. It : the constant aim of the manufactimirn to make the very bust stoves that can bo produced. They are unmailed. _ _ _ . Mr. S. II. Il.lClark , gciioial mannirprof ilio MioKoini racilic , retmniiil to Omaha .Saturday cvonlnir from His t-ast , where lie wits sum moned on IIUIIIK appointed successor to tlio latu U. M. lloxif. _ The Voltaic Ilrlf Co. . MnrHli.tll , Mich , willrfcmt their celebrated Voltaic Belt and Klectiic Appliances , on tidily days' trial , to any nuiii ( jouim or nildiht-aiedj | ulllieted with ; neivows debility , lo-s of vitality , hick ol nor vis forcu nnd vi"r. ( ami othei diseases. The greatest remedul tuout ovei discoveird. \Viito \ to ; them lei ililusUted iiamuulet lice. No iib ! s inclined , sjlhlirt > rtujs' trial is at Jutted. rim All of you who have nol visited this busy place nt some limo , and Ihosc who hnyo , lake note of the wondciful ehangotf thai have laken plnco there in the past twelve months. From a dozen little shanties t lionyou can now see she smoku carling hoivonward : from hundreds > f pottages. Brick blocks can bo soon on almost any corner. Krom two stores then the number has swelled lo twenty or more now , with others opening out every day. They now have bniiKi , n daily newspaper , nnd a do/.on other ml nor enterprises. But those are more- nothing compared with the great pack ing industries , which nro in operation there , with their thousands of employes and such men at their head ns Hammond , Upton , Fowler and Morris , the problem is solved. South Omaha will bo the fu lure packing town ot the world. Then- has been more money made in real es tate In South Omaha , for the amount in- vkstcd , than any other wart of town. Lot * that one year ngo sold for $ ? > nro now worth from $ ' . , " 00 to $0,000 and cheap at thai , nnd llicro are just as good oluincpH now ns then , and better , for the reason that wo now know South Omaha will ha > o a population of 1,000 in less than live years. Now is Iho limo lo buy. \ \ hivve a large list of property horp , and would bo pleased to show it to one and nil. Call and ovunino our list and take a ride out and see the town. We have a list of bargains in all parts of town ; come and see same. Wo are also selling very rapidly , lots In Bush & Solby's addition to South Omaha. This beautiful addition is only five minutes walk from the U. P. depot Parlies buying these lot.s will make 800 per cent oh money invested before novt ftlny. They are selling at $ : ifill with fO cash. Balance in 1 , 2 and t ! years. EXAMINE THIS LIST And see if you do not find homething wan I. A great bnrgnm , ! ! largo lot-i. ( it ] foot ronlage , enM , on S2d st. . with .small house , in K. \ . Smith's add , cable line built within 2 blocks. This will make four lol.sof 10)\120oacli. ) $ ( i,800. Only $ 'J,000 cash. IMust bo taken at once. This will sell for $10,000 in the spring. A bargain. House 7 rooms , lot 100x120 , in Omaha View. Price . * ; ) , 00 , $1,000 cash , balance lo suit. A bargain. IGOvlCO , on Sherman avo. , in Kirkwood. l.iOO ( , sfl.OOO cash. Corner lot , ( JOxl'-'O , in Knirinonnl Place , $2.0U ( ) , i750 cas.li. A bargain. fiOxl-IO , on 20th st. , in K. V. Smith's add , 52,700 , sJl.SOO cash. ir ! > \ 1 fit ) , near William st , on S 13th , store building , 2 stories , rents for (52.00 ( per month.l,500 ! , terms easy. This is a bar gain , will net you 17 per "cunt per year on investment. 25\iriO , adjoining the above , with two story frame .store building , rents for $50 per month.1,000. , . terms easy. This is a great bargain. Call at once an this is on the market but a. short lime. Ono whole lot in South Omaha in busi ness pnrl , $1,200. A bargain. Two lion . ? . OIK ; of 12 rooms and ono of ! 1 rooms , rents for $ .10 a month , in Ilor- bacn's ' add. $1.000 , $1,000 cash , a bargain. A bargain. House ot 10 rooms , rents for $27.50 per month , in Horbach's add. i3 , < )00 ) , l,000 cash. Kight-room house and barn , Ilorlmeh's add , rents for .fM per month. fcl.OOO , $1.000 cash. Illock IS , C ! < ! i I I'oncItT addi tion , K loin , IravldiKC cadi hide , ivilliin two l ! wKs ol'i-oal iniiu * . 9-i-ooin house , ldl "ivild , N5IOO. 0-rooin house , Idl.u'ild , . now , $ , OOO. 0-rooiu IIOIIHO , liig > rocinciit As- KOflatlnii , lot JMKI . " > I , -H * | I'roiil , . 4)-rooni housf , ' < io M-ulu avenue , heated l y Meam , water and i * , full lot , ham , ete. , near Icavon\vorlh , ft7,7 < > < > . Hous , 8 I-OOIIIN , 2 lnl , Windsor I'laec , a blorli * west I'ai-U , House and lot In Howe's addi tion , $ .1,800. B'lne new house in llansconi Place , Catherine * trcel , l rooms heated by furnace , bent built In the city. 5-rooni collate , new , corner lUlh and Ohio .streets I < alic'K addition , i ! iMM > ; * ! < > < > ca h , balance ' 25 per month. B'inc lot In Washington Siiiarc | Beautiful lot In Denise's mid 000.I.3 ? lyoo , ? 1,000 cash. This a baignin. 0 lot * in Mnyno Place. Call and get terms. We have several loll in DoiicoUon'.s rid to Walnut Hill oa easy lorm * . Wo have properly for Halo in nil purU of town dill and see us. 1509 FARM ! STREET Room 9 , Ifcotlick's Block 2nd Floor.