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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , JAKUAKY 25 , 1887.
THE DAILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TJJFIMS op sunsctttpttos i Dfttlr Morni-iff Edition ) InCludliiB Sundnjr Ilur. Ono Your . flOOl For Blx Month * . . . 5(0 ( VorThrM4Monlhft . 8 DO The Omntm Sunday HF.E , mailed to any , Ono Your. . , . . , . SCO OMAHA Orrirr , No. 014 A.xn 01 ! FAtivAn NKW vonKOrrirr. HOOM Tninpxi llttii.niMi. WASUINUTO.V orncc , No. 5U FOUUTEEXTH STKECT. All communlentiotn rolntlni ? to news nnil edi torial tniittor Mitnild bo wMrosscil to the Km- Ton or THC litn. buflno * . letter * anil remittances eliouM bo cf&od to THE HKH ruuusmmi CUJIPANV , OMAHA. Drnft * . ohocKo nnil po < tnHco ( orders to bo mfldo payable to the ordtr of the comimuy , THE BEE POBLISHlifiliPAIT , PROPRIETORS , K , HOSEWATKK. Kniron. TUB Y BJ3K. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btixtc of NclirnfiVn , I . , , County of DoiiKliu. I ( Ico. J5. Tzfchuck , secretary of Tlio Hoc Publishing company , does nolcmnly swear Hint the nctiml circulation of tlio Dally lco ! lor tlio week cudlng Jnn. Hist , 1S > 7. WHS ns follows : Saturday. .Ian. in . 13.WiO Hundav. Jan. 1C . 1U.O.W jvloutliivan. / . IT . l-M'-'O TucMlav. Jan. IS . 14,400 WodiiMday , Jan. Ill . H.107 Thursday , Jan. SO . H.O'-O Friday , Jan. in . 14.030 Avcrnzc . 14.003 tiEo. H. T/.scmrcK. finlifcrlbcd nnd sworn to In my iircscuco tlilsiX'u day of January A. D. , 18b7. N. 1' . Fnn , [ SEALI Notary 1'ubllc , Geo. II , Tucliuck , bolng first duly sworn , depones nnil nays that liu Is frecretnry of tlio Jlen IMibllshlnc company , tlmt the actual nv- prniro dally circulation of thu Dully llco for the month of January , 18SO , was 10.Hi8 copies , for Febnmrv. 1&ST > , 10.6P5 copies ; for March. JbW5 , 11 , mt' copies ; for April , 18ST , , 13,101 copies : for May. lt0 , 18,439 copies ; for Juno , 18SO. 12,2 3 coplc ? ; for July , IBM , 12.BU copies ; for Auetist , IbSfl , 12,40 coplesfor ; September , IbSC , 18.KM ) copies ; for October , 18SO. 12,089 copies ; for November , 18SO , 13,848 copies ; for December , 1SSC , 13,237 copies. Qico. II. TzRcmTcrc. Sworn to and subscribed before mu this 1st day of Jimuaiy A . D. 18S7. [ SIJAUJ N. 1' . Fnir. . Notary Public THE rallrogno democratic organ is btill refusing to "condone , " treachery. Judas robukliur treason would not bo in ore refreshing m the light of the his tory of Nobrnskn politics. Tun Omaha freight bureau , represent ing 100 inun In buckram in the person of ISIr. Grilleta , didn't seeui to have the de- Bircd ofl'uct on congress. The intur-slato commerce bill passed without regard to that bogus telegram. EVEKY rose has its thorn. The Illustra tion ( lends of the press are now dimming Paddock's victory by publishing atrocious portraits of the senator-elect which vary in resemblance from likenesses of Captain Kidd to plagnrisms on Munckacy's Christ before Pilate. TintEK lithographing presses broke down in furnishing passes to the crowd of railroad bummers and strikers in Lincoln last week. The inter-state commerce bill will bo a sad blow nt a former flourishing Industry at tno state capital. TIIK republican club of New York in tends to give its first annual dinner on the 12th of February , the anniversary of Lin coln's birthday. A largo number of dis tinguished republicans have been in vited to be present on the occasionwhich promises to bo of exceptional interest , if not of considerable significance. i'E is once more agitated over the prospects of impending war , with Franco und Germany as the probable combatants. French folly will attain its supreme height in precipitating another conlhct with the German fatherland. Such a war would bo short , sharp and decisive. The events of the past month should teach General Botilnngor how fully equipped Germany is for such a coullict , and how isolated French arms would bo in the great struggle * . Tin : Western Iron association has de cided not to make n further advance in the price of iron. This action , it may bo romtirked , was not dictated by any solici tude for the consumers of iron. The fact is that the price has been advanced until it has reached the tariff protection limit , und to push it any farther will be to in vite heavy importations. Indeed , oven now the home manufacturers are fearing that iron will come in at figures below those they have established , and iho next change will probably bo to lower figures. Kut the mills throughout the country are supplied with orders that will keep them Imsy for a time at the prevailing figures , which may continue for some months. Those who can wait , however , will doubtless - loss got lower prices before the year closes. Dow , JONKS & Co. , the financial news ngonoy of Wall street , charge the West ern Union company with selling their special dispatches to rivals , especially to Kiornim & Co. Dow , Jones & Co. , after BeeinK their dispatches published by ri vals for some days , prepared n decoy dis patch , willed promptly appeared In Kier- nan's circulars , Kiernnn , however , de nied the theft and said ho had the news from the Commercial news department of the \Vostorn Union company. Doty , Jones & Co , published the facts in Wall street , whore complaints of a similar character create much sympathy with them. The Western Union "suspended I an operator , " but it is not likely to rest there mid important litigation niny grow out of It. A a inAT : deal of excitement has been suddenly created in railroad circles iu Washington by the announcement that prominent democrats are urging strongly upon the administration the selection of f General Van Wyok as one of the repub i- lican members ot thu intor-stato railroad commission. Van W.yck is urged , accord 1- ing to the dispatch , as more nearly repre i- senting public sentiment on the railroad question than tiny other republican and as being most available in view of his near retirement from the senate. This is very complimentary of course , but we imagine that tlio senator will have other fish to fry nearer home. Without con- Milting Van Wyok on the subject' wo bollovo that prior engagements will keep the general bus ; iu these parts. The de frauded people of Nebraska , of whom ho was the overwhelming choice , have busi I- ness for thu senator to transact in the next two yours which is likclj to keep both him uud his enemies well employed. The opening oycrturo does not always set 'lie key for the evening's concert. by Their Servants. On the day after the legislature con vened I attended the tmnunl reunion of the Loral Legion and heard Colonel Mor row relate what ho saw nt Gettysburg. It was a thrilling story portraying in vivid colors the deadly nnd eventful struggle which Abraham Lincoln pro nounced decisive in securing for poster ity a government for the people , of the people and by the people. It becomes my duty to relate the incidents of an other battle which involved practically identical issues. At Gettysburg it was a hattle of bullets ; at Lincoln a battle of ballots. If what I saw at Lincoln during the late senatorial combat could bo trans ferred to canvas by a great painter wo would have a panorama as interesting as any now on exhibition. It would de pict scones ns dramatic as any yet put upon tlio stage and characters as brutal nnd beastly as Richard 111 , treacherous ns Ingo , or bravo , dovotcd ami loyal as Mark Antony. That Van Wyck was the popular choice for senator goes without saying. That ho had arrayed against him" the confederated monopolies with nil their mighty influence nud devilish machinery is an open secret. But all the powers of evil , all his personal enemies nnd all the hireling henchmen could not have prevailed against him had ho been loyally supported by the men who were elected on solemn pledges to stand by him to the end. The people of Ne braska will very naturally want to know why their confidence has been so shame fully betrayed and their well-known wishes have been so recklessly disre garded by their trusted representatives in the legislature. They want to know who was true blue and who played the traitor ; who was firm and who lacked backbone and deserted in the midst of battle. The position 1 occupied both before nud during this fight enables mo to do justice to the tried nnd faith ful and show up in their true light the men who have dishonored themselves , betrayed their constituents and disgraced the state. Every candid man must admit that Nebraska stands disgraced before the entire country in pre senting the spectacle of a commonwealth whoso ronresentativcs are so lost to all sense of duty , honor aud self-respect as to nullify with impunity the expressed will and wish of their constituents. How was it done , and by whom ? Let me tell you. When the legislature convened it was plain and palpable that the Van Wyck supporters were in the majority in both houses. They were in position , by combining , to organize each house nnd place his re-election beyond pcr- ndvcnture. The railroad lobby at once brought all its influence and pressure to bear to prevent such n result. It organized a star-chamber caucus in which two Van Wyek senators , Fuller and llobbins were not uhwillingly inveigled , and captured the senate through their votes in combination with two democrats , Vandcmark and Campbell boll , I heard some weeks before that Uobbins and Fuller had been tampered with by railroad strikers but even after their first defection they pretended to bo very indignant at the suspicion which I expressed as to their fidclityto Van Wyck and the people. Tlio sequel showed that both tlicso men were masquerading as Van Wyck men. Fuller 1 learn has a brother-in-law in an important position in the IJ. & M. employ and the pcn-pict uro of Kobbins which appeared in an Ord City paper after his first somer sault is suggestive : Ord's bobbins started south just before the cold snap. The chirrup is nov heard in the vicinity of Lincoln. Tit willow , tit willow , I'm a peed fellow , A blackbird here , And a robin there. Tit willow , hear us holler , Tit willow , 8 , S , SI The election of llarlan as speaker was achieved through tbo machinery of 'the republican caucus. The chief engineer was Mr. Whltmore , of Douglas , who played the role of logo in this drama of treachery nnd conspiracy from begin ning to end with all the perfection of r professional star. It is essential to mystery story that wo go back and relate how this man Whitmorc came to bo such an im portant factor , and why ho was trusted almost to the end in spite of his cunning nnd duplicity. Two years ago Whitmoro , who is a stockraisor and farmer near Vallo ; was nominated by the republicans o Douglas county and elected by i good majority to the legislature , because of his pronounced anti-monopoly views nnd sympathies. Ho made a very fair record and was generally regarded as n man whoso word was good as his bond. Within the past two years ho expressed himself both to Gen oral Van Wyck and myself as an arden Van Wyck man , nnd ho enjoyed ray im plicit confidence until the day when the county convention met which noml- dated him. That convention was by a round majority made up of Van Wyck republicans , and 1 was never more sur- prised than when Whitmorc , who was a delegate , made that startling speech in opposlon to a resolution introduced by myself instructing representatives to vote and work for Van Wyck. Whitmoro do- clarcd that while ho was a Van Wyck man , ho regarded it as unbecoming to his manhood to be tied by instructions , To accommodate him I modified thoreso- ilution , which declared Van Wyck to bo the preference of Douglas county ropubli- 1cans , nnd was voted for by Whitmoro innd nine-tenths of the convention. I can renhzo now why Whitmore did not want to go instructed. Ho had doubt- loss already arrived at a secret under- standing with John M. Thurston , who had succeeded in foisting his own part- ner and T. W. Blackburn , n railroader ion the ticket in expectancy of becoming the scnatoriul-daik horse. Just before the legislature mot a paragraph appeared in the Papillion Times which gave it out that Thurston was Whitmore's second , if not his first choice for senator. This | significant item aroused my suspicion , but did not yut entirely shako my conli- dunce. 1 know that Whitmore had re- celyed the tuppprt'of the railroad.faction but I olsp thought that ho would not 4aro to go back on the workingmen , who had put him on their ticket , and cast fully 1,003 , votes for him. It was only after the house had organized that I began to seriously doubt Wliltmuro's sincerity. Ho was one of the five mem bers of the committee on credentials nnd ns such had deliberately consented to throw out Fishburn , of Saline , a Van Wyck republican who had a prima fame right to his Beat nnd had been placed on the roll of members by the secretary of state. When asked why ho consented to this unprecedented dlsfran * chlscmcut of a county , which worked nlso the loss of n vote to Van Wyck , Whitmore said ho did this as a matter of policy. Ho regarded it ns impolitic to oppose a majoiity of the committee nnd assured mo ho would fight it out in the house when the case was reported by the committee on prlr- ileccs nnd elections. Right hero let mo say that Whitmoro hart committed him self to llarlan even before the election , llarlan and Whitmoro had n conference with myself and General Van Wyck in Omaha nearly n month before the logis- Inture met , nnd it was agreed that if llnr- Inn wns elected speaker , Whitmoro should not only have the pick of his otvn committees , but his wishes should bo con sulted in the formation of nil tlio other committees. And now wo rcnch a point where I must introduce another treacher ous actor in the play just ended. Colonel Russell , of Colfnx , had been for years ambitious to represent that county in the legislature. Defeated twice , because ho was nllicd with the railroad faction , ho protcssed n change of heart last spring and avowed himself in active sympathy with the Van Wyck republi cans. Still there was much distrust nnd doubt nt Sohuyler nbout Russell's sincer ity , nnd ho paid several visits to Omaha last summer to assure mo of his loyalty to Van Wyck , nnd made appeals for sup port both to myself nnd John Rosicky , editor of the Bohemian paper , which wields a controlling inlluonco in Colfax county. Ho finally also enlisted Guneial Van Wyck himself ; got him to make speeches and by our united effort and in fluence was duly elected. About ten days before the legislature met Russell called on mo in the editorial rooms of the BII : : nnd after some talk about Van Wyok'a prospects , asked mo what wo were going to do about the spcakership. I replied that llarlan was our candidate. Russell thought Harlan's chances were poor and intimated that ho was disposed to support Cole , as ho was anxious to beat Ageo and Newcomer. "Why should you support Cole , " said I , "any more than Agoe , when wo know that ho is Jim Laird's man aud committed against Van Wycic ? " "Well , " said itussoll , "Cole would be a medium between the two most offensive men , nnd I think would do the square thing. " I asked Russell what Cole was willing to do for him , and he said he would make him chairman of the judiciary committee. I then asked him not to commit him self , as I believed that unless already pledged to somebody else , Harlaii would do as well by him , oven though the chair manship lie asked for was at the head of all the committees. Wlmreupon , I wrote the following letter , and handed it to Mr. Russell to mail : OMAHA , Neb. Dec. 24 , ISSG.-.Vr. N. V. llarlan , 3'oiTu .ZVWi. PEAK Sin : 1 have-just had an interview with Colonel Russell , of Colfuxwho will be one of the prominent men In the house. Colonel H. would make an excellent chair man of the ju llciary committee , and unless you have already made some arrangements or promises , should bo very much pleased to hnvo him appointed. Please ndvlso mo by return mall. You can have Mr. Russell's support , I have no doubt , if ho can be satis tactorlly placed on the committees. Very truly yours , E. RosuwATini. Four or five days later 1 received Mr. Harlnn's reply , as follows : YOIIK , Nob. , Dec. 23,1SSG. Hon. E. Hose- water , Omaha , A'cMY / DIAI : : Siu : Yours at hand , relative to the chairmanship of the judiciary committee. I had a gentleman in my mind that I think would bo a pooil , competent potent man. llo Is a lawyer of good ability , but if Mr. Russell Is well Qualified to I'd ! the place , I think the matter can be successfully arranged. The outlook scorns to bo Rood. I will bo In Lincoln nt Capital hotel Friday afternoon and thereafter till the light is over. Yours , etc. , N. V. UAIILA.N , When the committees were announced Russell was duly appointed chairman of the judiciary committee , as proof of good faith on our part. In selecting the com tnittec on privileges and elections , Rus sell was chosen as the lawyer on that committee , whoso counsel would bo vital to the interests of Van W.yck. Whether Whitmore , who probably was advised of Russell's insincerity had him put on this committee I know not. Sullico it to say that ilussell made every effort in this committee to unseat Fishburn and Roper , both known to bo Van Wyck men , nnd his ingenious pleas demoralized our friends on the committee so that n majority reported ndversely in both cases , nnd their reports were forced to the front when they conk have benn withhold ns were these of the anti-Van Wyck committee in the senate Not only this , but when this Pishburn case was up in the house , the opposing counsel was given the floor of the house nn hour , a thing unheard of iu any legislative lativo body. The absence of Fishburn's lawyer wns taken advantage of , so tha only ono side was heard. Having dom his wily work of beating Van Wyok on of n vote in the committee , Russell triei to cover his tracks by recording his vote in the open house in favo of Fishburn , when ho know tha Van Wyck could no longer profit by it During the Fishburn-King debate , Whit more , who was expected to make the fisrlit for Fishburn , made flippant re marks tlmt had no weight whatever nnd s.it down , Thus the double-dealing trai tors inside of our camp in the very first week of the session robbed Van Wyck of two votes nnd paved the way for the in- fnmous conspiracy which brought about his ultimate defeat. How this was done , who played the minor roles of knaves , spies nnd hypocrites in the betrayal of the people will bo told in another issue , E. ROSKWATEU. Now that the senatorial election is over , the legislature should got right down to business. There is an abundance of work to bo done In thofow weeks remain ing. Efficient railroad legislation Is de manded , and the demand cannot bo ig nored. A numoer of anti-monopoly members - bers who want to put themselves right on the record will bo given the chance. TSio Xmviv Slto Swindlers , One or the most Infamous swindles of corporate rule m this stnto is found in the operations of the town site compan ies which hang' like leeches on the rail roads and suck the blood nliko from stockholders , prdfits and a suffering pub lic. Nebraska railroad wreckers are not satisfied with the profits from inside con struction ring' ? , composed of officers of the roads which contract with themselves for railroad construction. They have added to this well worn device for water ing stock and tllclnns for themselves the profits of the robbery , that of locating the towns along their lines and control ling every foot of ground in Iho neighborhood of their stations. No mat ter what may bo the settlement m ad vance of the line of railroad , and m spite of whatever villages or towns may have already been located , the railroads claim tlio right of placing their stations on lands purchased by their inside ring of town site sharks and of destroying if possible all neighboring communities to benefit their own. The history of the state is full of instances where nourish ing settlements have been dismantled or put on wheels for removal to a corporate townsito because- railroad facilities wcro denied to the community to force resi dence and business upon the lands of the town site companies , The most audacious and bold faced of these corporate blood suckers is the Lin coln Land nnd Townsito company at tached to the IJ. & M. road. It has fat tened from the proceeds of its reckless robbery of the public , the advantages which it enjoys from its connection with the rend to which it is attached , nnd the submission which the people nnd towns nlong its lines hnvo yielded to its oppres sive decrees. An incident of their methods Is rolrvtod in another column. The legislature owes it to the pcoplo of Nebraska to institute n rigid Investiga tion into the operation of these swindling concerns , nnd to pass such remedial laws ns will curb the worst nbuses from which the people suffer at the hands of the town site pals of the railroad managers and attorneys. Kncalol trim t 111(1(1 Icbnr cr. There hns been very little time since the Virginia senator , Mr. Riddloborger , entered congress that ho has not been en- gngcd in some sort of contention more or less discreditable to himself and damag ing to the character nnd dignity of the senate. Ho 1ms had several personal al tercations with his colleagues , has been many times personally abusive , has dis regarded the rules of the senate repeat edly nnd de.licd authority , and generally has so conducted himself as to have dis gusted ovcrj'body associated with him , estranged those who wcro disposed to bo his friends , and brought upon himself the. contempt and reprobation of nil decent men. At the opening of the present ses sion ho wns first heard of in n quarrel with an officer of the senate , nnd lie again attracts tlio attention of the coun try by declaring war against the entire senate. Nettled by the fact that ho is officially and personally ignored , ho now proposes not only to make matters in the senate , and particularly in the executive sessions of that body , as uncomfortable as possible , but to lully disclose all that transpires which is intended to be kept from the public , having already given evidence of this determination. By this notion Air. Riddlcbcrgcr of course violates his oath and renders himself liable to ex pulsion. It remains to bo seen how much farther the senate will permit him to go in his proposed course. It is hardly necessary to say that the cause of all the Virginia senator's troubles is due to his own conduct. Politically he has been a disappointment , but it is his personal habits which are entirely re sponsible for the disrepute nnd disregard into which ho has fallen. These are of n nature to forbid both respect and con fidence. A senator of whom it is said that it is the exception to find him sober , either when nt his post of duty or away from it , has no claim to the recognition of solf-respucting men. lie is not the sort of person that any reputable man would care to cultivate as a companion , or who could reasonably expect to re ceive consideration in any direction. I1 era a man so entirely dominated by n dis graceful vice as Riddlebergcr is said to bo the penalty of isolation from tlio society and regard of gentlemen is inevitable and proper. Were it not that this is the unfortunate character of the Virginia senator , ho might depend upon a very general public approval of his effort to have the proposed extradition treaty be tween the United States and Great Britain discussed in open session. Independent of the widespread popular feeling adverse to the policy of secret sessions , cxctpt under extraordinary circumstances , there are cogent reasons why this particular convention the terms of which the people have been made familiar with despite senatorial vigilance should be discussed openly by the people's repre sentatives in the senate , and there is less reason for declining to do this since the provisions of the treaty have been made public. It is said that had some other senator submitted the resolution of Rid- dlebergnr for a consideration of the treaty in open session it would doubtless have received n largo vote. It is therefore - fore to be regarded as especially unfortunate tunato that the motion was made by the Virginia senator , as the result was to place the senate in a position from which it will not now bo likely to recede. As to Riddlcborgor , it is not probable that ho will change his Imbits , but rather that they will become inoro confirmed and disagreeable , nnd Ills a question whether the senate should continue to tolerate him. It cannot do so without a still further sacrifice of lU character aud dic- Tlio JIcGlyiiu Cue. Father McGlynn lias at last made a public statement iij tlio controversy bo tweyn himself nnd Archbishop Corrlgnn Ho accuses his superior of misrepresent ing his position and of misquoting his letters. The suspended priest allinus his linn adhernnco to doctrines of the churcl and his submission to lawful nuthotltj properly exercised , but denies that ho will retract his views on the private own ership of land until Iho pope proclaims them contrary to the faith. He adds : "I am theologian enough to know what the church teaches as to the limitations o this power of definition and the/eforo to know that thu doctrmo of the equality o human rights In land can no more be condemned by the church thai any other truth. " Hr. McGlynn's physi clan adds his declaration that the pries is too ill to make the journey to Rome ? cv. Dr. McGlynn's case is a lurd one at ho best , tt is hard to bo suddenly shut out from his useful and beneficent labors , ind his whole life's purposes brought to laught , simply for entertaining opinions vlilch without doubt ho believed ho had a right to rntertnin in entire consistency vitli his priestly duties. Now it scorns hat the tragic completion of death may 'iisue. ' The end of Iho contest with tome is not doubtful. Despite nil the neetings for indignant protest , the re- tisal to ncccpt the priest whom the arch- rishop has sent to supcrccdo their pas- or , the assertion of political independ ence accompanying the confession of re- Idous subservience , the rebellion of the icoplo of St. Stephen's will cud in tlio usual wny. Many individuals may break iway from the church and desert it vholly , but the church of Rome will nako no concessions to rebels. JcorRiuilzatlon of the Weather litirnnii. The president is reported to hesitate .bout appointing a successor to General la/.cn as chief of the Signal service , in lofcreiico to the growing sentiment avorable to the civil reorganization of lie weather bureau. The death of the lute lend of this service was the signal for a 'cnewnl ' of the discussion regarding the idvisability of transferring it from tlio var to n civil department , and so far ns vo have observed the very general sonti- nent is in favor of such transfer , General luv.on stoutly resisted this view , nud It vill doubtless still find opposition in irmy circle * , though perhaps loss Inllucu- ial than hit , but unless the president is n sympathy with the military opinion , as illicially proclaimed , that "tho whole hcory of the organization is that the entire force of the signal corps shall bo ivnltnble for immediate service in case of var , " there is a very good chance that ho wcnthnr bureau will cease to bo a nilitnry establishment. The popular idea is that the work of observing and predicting the weather s n peaceful nud not a nililary art , and that tha director of such work should bo quali- led for his position by n scientific knowl edge of meteorology. The duty required of the bureau is to announce the "proba- ilo approach nnd force of storms throughout the United States for the ben efit of commerce and agriculture , " u sor- ice which certainly does not require sol- Huts. This was conceded in the assist- in co extended during the ndministra- ion of the bureau by General Ha/on to ho formation of slate weather services entirely non-military in their nature. I'licso are n'ow organized In many of the tatc.s , and their number is increasing Rlmost every month. The history of the signal service shows n steady increase of ts civil nnd scientific features , so that .he share the army work now has in it is relatively very small. As a separate or ganization the signal service dates from 1800 , when there was added to tlio staff of the army one signal officer with the rank , pay and allowances of a major of cav il ry. Six years later the chief signal officer was given the rank of eolonol of cavalry , his corps consisting of six ofii- ers and about ono hundred noncommissioned sioned officers and privates , detailed from the battalion of engineers for the j > erformancu of military duty. In 1870 the service was required to give notice on the northern lakes nnd on the .sea east of the approach of storms. Then I was that it came into public notion and iho weather service was instituted under ihe able direction of General Alyor. In 1873 the work of the bureau was extended to its present scope. Thus it is seen that rowth and expansion have been almost wholly in a direction purely civil and scientific , and this must continue to be the case in whatever possible progress the service shall h re.ifter make. There is no good reason why such work should bo kept under military manage ment and control , but on the contrary there is reason to believe that it would be to the advantage of the service if it wore not so. At all events there is competent opinion in favor or a civil organization of the weather bureau. In 1831 , in response to an inquiry of congress , a committee of the National Academy of Sciences rec ommended that the motoorolgical work of the signal service bo put under the general control of a non-military mete orological bureau. Last summer the joint congressional commission on thu signal service , after a very thorough in vestigation , reported that the work of the weather bureau in civil work in its nature and character , and that military restraint is not necessary to its success. In 1831 Socrutary of War Lincoln stated that ho fully agreed with the recommendation of the committee of the National Academy. The army oven is not a unic in boliving that the weather bureau should be continued under mili tary direction. So far , of course , as the signal service proper is concerned , it need not bo disturbed us a part of the army establishment , of which it is per haps p. valuable and necessary feature , but ono quite apart from the meteorolo gical work now connected with it. It is believed the secretary of war is not un favorable to the plan of making the weather bureau non-military. A i.ONO with the statement that Lord Dillon has bcnn paid the amount of rent al of ins Jrlsh estates on allowing the de sired 20 per cent reduction comes the in telligence that 150 policemen nnd armed soldiery wore required in another county of Ireland to evict the tenants of nine poor dwellings. Humanity instinctively protests against the overwhelming brute force that Is thus employed In the diabol ical work of turning men and women out of their homes nt the height of the winter season to froe/.o , starve , beg or die , as chance- may deal with them. WASHINGTON' corporations rejoice with Nebraska monopolies over General Van Wyck's defeat. OUItllKNT TOPICS. Mr. BlfUne Is to deliver nn address on Washington in Detroit the 22nd of February. Henry Myers died lately In I'ralrle Grclir , Lit. , ayud I'M years. He Is believed to have been the oldest man in the country. The heirs of tlio late Haron Karl Mayer Rothschild will build a museum at Frank fort to contain all the art treasures left by him. him.Mrs. Mrs. Enullsn , the bride of the ox-irovcrnor of Connecticut , U reported to bo the mosl popular woman In the Ameilcan colony at Kicothls season. Once again the report comes thut Mrs. Jaines lirown J'ottcr has signed a contract lo uecome a professional actress. Who has the contract to keep these icporls In circula tion ? C , M. Urunibllmr , n professor In the Tow.i Wesloynn university , Is a candidate for state superintendent of public schools as If thcro wrro not sufficient gruinblltilu thu schools already. Senator Hearst , of California , owns a lowspancr which ho says ho never rends. This Is nu evidence of good taste nnd sound ludgment on the part ot the senator which ns scarcely expected. AVIth all the multiplicity of rov.il authors , royal journalists are still rate. The present czar , however , before his father's death , used often to contribute to the columns of Mr. ICatkotr's Moscow ( ! < \etto. The well authenticated stories of the enr'a > ; uilc stricken nnd drunken condition nro leclarcd by his ovcr-fnitliful J'all Mail Gazette ( o bo ' 'uiuultiirntcd trash ot the vilest nnd silliest description. " Lady Colin Campbell Is said to have re 'used S.VX ) a night for n concert tour through England. She says : "Walt until 1 am really Uvorced ; then I will charge you 51,000 , , nnil lint will bo ever so much better. " Mrs. Senator Stanford wears 5" > 00,000 worth of Jewels ; Mrs. William Vnmlctbllt has a 5130,000 pearl necklace ; Mrs. Frank Leslie wears dlamonis ns big as birds' epss In her ears ; Senator Hearst can nlTord to pay SoOO.OOO for his scnatorl.il toga. Thoie Is no question but the country la climbing right onto the top wave ot prosperity. tieorfio W. Chlhls Is nRaln talked ofns n candidate for mayor ot 1'hllailclphla , despite its emphatic declination to accept the olllee , nud n strong effort will bo mndo to put him forward ns the nominee of the labor party , Mrs. Kllen Lucy , of Oshkosh , Is claimed to jo the oldest woman In Wisconsin. She wns ) orn In Ireland In 17S3 , married at twenty- .wo , anil four years ago iraveleil fiom Maine o Oshkosh alone. She Is In u-ood health nud jhls Intr to last several years yeU In n llo MI. riImlrifJ / ! / | ; ( I'rcsi. The city of Atlanta Is still furnlshlnt ; evl- leuco that prohibition prohibits , not In that neighborhood , but In n horn. License Alxvnyn Successful. Albany Journal. As tohlRh license , It has much to commend t , nnd has been very successful In other states not only In restricting the sale of liquor but In bringing in revenue for the iucal authorities. How to Snvo lixpcuBCR. I'MlaMjititn Pr . If the California democrats. Instead of electing fioorgo Hearst to the United States scnnto , would merely send n certllied e.hcclc 'or 52,000,000 or SI,000,000 ) it would afford just ns effective a representation of the Interests ind Influences which accomplished Mr. Hearst's election. Furthermore It would save mileage auit other expenses. I nituiic I Tor Not. Kiln IHifflcr inioor. Curse nnd forget herV" so 1 might another. One not so bounteous naturcu , or so fair , Hut she , Antonio , she was like no other I curse her not because- she was KO raie. She was made out of laughter nnd sweet kisses , Not blood , but sunshine through her blue veins ran ; Her soul spilled over with Its wealth of blisses , She was too great for lovlnp but a man. None but a cod could keen so rare a creature , I blame her not for her inconstancy : When 1 recall each radiant smile and feature 1 winder she so long was true to me. Call her not false or licklo. 1 , who loved her. Do hold hcrnot unlike the loval sun , Which all unmatcd , ro.uns the wldo world over , And lights all worlds , but lingers not with one. THAT LAUGH AT THE OPERA. Fraulcin R ran ( It Says Slic Felt ns If Struck l > y lii IitninfT. Now York Sun : The young woman who interrupted the performance of liccthovcn's "Fidolio"nttlio Metropolitan opera hou.se on 1'riday night by : i derisive peal of laughter , which temporarily stag gered Frauloin Urnndt ( Leonora ) , did not , n lady who knows her says , intend to re flect on the singing or acting of Ifrnuloin BramU. The young woman wns dressed in black , nnd had her back half turned toward tlio stage. She was seated in a box on the grand tier of the auditorium , and had been talking in a tone plainly audible to the singcra. Kr.iuloin Itrnimt could not distinguish the words , but they appeared to be Knglish , nnd followed one another like Iho reports from a Gat- ling gun. The derisive laugh was the young woman's criticism of or answer to : i remark made by ono of her compan ions. ions.Fraulcin Fraulcin Brandt said last night that she had appeared as Leonora 103 times. At the clmialiu part of the opera , where she embraces her husband , rlorestan ( Ilerr Miemann ) , she lun over boon accustomed to receive unadulterated applause , and plenty of it. She expected the usual re sult on Friday night when she throw her arms about Ilerr Nicmnnn , and ex claimed , "Oh , inein Florestnn. " Just at that moment the derisive laugh readied her ears. She says she felt as if she had boon struck by lightning. Memory and voice failed her , and Herr Soldi had to stop the orchestra and look nrotmd for the dis turber , I'Vaulum Brandt says she was never so embarrassed in her life. In re sponse to the outburst of disapproval from the crowded house , flho nnd Herr Nieinaun advanced toward the footlights. She thought nt lir.st that some enemy , who HIU ! could not imagine , had sought this public way of hurting her. 'Iho hisses directed toward thu offender and the popular demonstration of confidence reassured her und Herr Is'iemniin , and they sang the duet admirably. The nu- dience recalled them foiltimes. . Frauloin Brandt is sum that the young woman who laughed wns not laughing at her. Other pcoplo who were at the opera are sure tlmt the young woman will not publicnlly laugh again very soon. Tnlcnn Suddenly III. Judge Neville , who wont U St. Paul , Minn. , Thursday last , was taken sud denly ill on Saturday , and is now at the Wuit hotel in thatcity midora physician's cure. 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Land and map shown on ap plication. Situated within 4 blocks of the Lip'on & Fowler packing houses , and within 3 blocks of the now IJ , & M. depot. All the lots are very fun. On Easy Terms Which will bo worth double within a year , making several hundred per cent profit on the cash invested. AND Room 9 Redick's ' Block , 1509 Farnain St ,