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tliut the troops nro ubout to got ready
to iiuiku Boino cnturos. ]
A COAL fsiinino in Philndclphin , at
the tliroHliold of the nntlirucito region ,
this early in the bctis > on , is'a fact to
cxcito the liveliest concern of remoter
TALKING uhout silk-stockinprs and
nrislocrnts , and bringing out General
Mandorson to reuse the worlcinginon to
support the Btrnighl , uiibcrutohcd , re
publican judicial ticket , is the essence
Tin : mun of $ ] ,095 , 't79 was cxpondci
on the Indian bchoola of the country
during the past ycur according to the
animal report of Superintendent Riley
This is the correct method pf solving
the Indian problem.
Mil. BLA1NE says there has been
prcat deal of unnecessary talk about
liin meetings with the Prince of Wales
Hut ono of them was formal aiid the oth
ers wore of no consequence. If Mr
Dlaino will f-ay no more about it the
matter will bo forgiven and forgotten.
THE activity of business is shown in
tlio fact that many of the leading rail
roads are complaining that cars canno
bo obtained to meet anything like the
requirements of pressing trallic. Trade
in all lines is excellent , legitimate am
healthy , with most satisfactory indicu
tions that it will continue so.
BIIADSTHKKT'S railroad reports for
the nine months of 1887 shows that 110
railroads have earned nearly $30,000,000
more than was earned by them during
the corresponding period last year.
This indicates that the poor oppressed
railroado have not suffered by the tyr-
rauicul intor-stato commerce law.
WHEN a man is a candidate for a high
oflleo ho IB willing to endorse any ticket
that han the seal of a party convention.
A yellow dog on a , straight ticket is jubt
ns good for that class of statesmen as n
reputable citizen. The appeals of cer
tain eminent senatorial candidates for u
partisan judiciary which is notoriously
composed of two partsignoramus and impostor
pester , and ono part dead beat and
shyster , will hardly weigh much with
republicans who carry self-respect and
conscience to the ballot box.
THE last general assembly of Iowa-
passed a livw by which the number of
members of the grand jury waa de
creased. A largo number of criminal
cases in which indictments wore found
by the newly constituted juries have
been appealed on the ground that the
law is unconstitutional. The supreme
court of Iowa lias just put a quietus to
these appeals by alllrming its constitu
tionality and nn important change in
Iowa's judicial machinery huu thus been
PiiEuGuANTtold n neat story about
his father utho other Tday. lie said :
"About three years ngo , over in Wust-
chcstor county , my father went out
driving , and sat with his back to the
liorsos. Coining to a pretty scone ,
somebody in the carriage tusked him
how ho liked it. lie said : 'I am tak-
Jng a democratic view of it. ' They
asked him why. 'Because , ' lie re
plied , 'I don't see anything 'till ' it is
past. ' " If Fred has progressed so far as
to boablo to toll stories ho has acquired
nearly all that goes to make up the
THE mooting of the National Butter ,
Choi'so and Kgg association will bo held
ixt Manchester , la..during the llrst three
days of November. It is expected the
gathering will bo the most notable of
its kind over held in this country. Rep
resentatives from all the principal cit
ies will bo present in largo numbers.
Ir About twonty-llvo are expected to go
from this city. One of the main objects
of the convention will be to devise
methods for the protection and develop
ment of the dilToront industries' ropro-
pouted. It would lie well if UK' produc
ing classes of the country would meet
inororcquontly in Ptich conference's.A
very Inrgo proportion of 'tho wuiilth'ol
the country is fronted by thorn , nd interchange >
torchango ofideas from all parts of the
country cannot fail to lia.vo benoflomJ
result * . '
Tlio First nlfitrlct.
The contest in the First judicial dls-
riot narrows down to B cholco between
Itimphroy and Stull , republicans , and
Iroudy and Thomas , democrats. As bo-
, wccn democrats and republicans the
3uu always gives preference to republi
cans , providing that they are known to
> o men of Integrity and competent to
111 the positions to which they aspire.
: n other words , all things being equal ,
wo favor republicans for ofllco and shall
ilways continue to do so. But ns bo-
, wccn a dishonest and disreputable re-
lubllcan and adetnocrat whom wo know
o bo honest and capable , wo shall
always recommend the democrat.
Ibis is especially true with reference to
candidates for district judges. A
good republican is above all things a
[ food citizen , and no good citizen will
lot his partisan ideas control his action
In thachoico of judges , into whoso keep
ing are committed the dearest interests
of the people property , liberty , and
life itself. An honest judge is the no
blest work of God. The BEB has already
entered nn earnest protest against
Humphrey , the notorious monopoly
tionchmnn , who is unfit for the
judiciary not only by reason of
iiis servile relations to the railroads ,
but his intense prejudices and ungov-
ornnblo temper. About Stull , his asso
ciate on the republican ticket , wo know
littlobut most damaging affidavits have
boon placed into our possession , which
show him to bo unfit for the sacred
trust with which ovcry district judge is
On the other hand , wo know Judge
Broady as a man of sterling integrity
and unchallenged ability. So far as wo
have boon able to learn , ho has proved
himself to bo an excellent and Impartial
judge. Hon. E. W. Thomas served in
the state senate in 1871 , during
the memorable session that tried men's
souls. As his colleague in the legisla
ture the editor of the BEE had ample
opportunity to ascertain what sort of
material Thomas was made of. Ho can
cheerfully certify that Thomas was ono
of the most upright , fearless , broadminded -
minded law-makers that has over hold
a scat in any legislature. Ho ia an able
lawyer , and in our opinion , would make
oven a bettor judge than Broady.
Norrls nml Crawford.
The judicial race in the Seventh dis
trict lias narrowed down between ox-
Sotmtor Norris and Judge Crawford.
Prominent republicans of that district
doslro the BEE to state which of these
candidates it would recommend. On the
principle that all things boingcqualtho
BEE always prefers republicans for of
fice , wo do not hesitate to dcclaro in
favor of Norris. But wo go farther by
urging honest democrats to join
in the election of Mr. Norris. Four
years ago Crawford was elected by re
publican votes as a man who proclaimed
himself an enemy of monopoly. Before
ho had served half his term ho broke
faith with the people who elected him
and joined the democratic railroad ring
which has its headquarters in this city
and had its headquarters at Lincoln
during the legislative session. Instead of
attending to his ofllcial duties Crawford
was at Lincoln nearly all winter log
rolling and lobbying. Such a man , bo
ho democrat or republican , has no busi
ness on the bench. Mr. Norris made
an excellent record in the state senate
and his competency as a lawyer cannot
bo called in question. By all means
take Norris in preference to Crawford.
Senator Allison In the Kast.
Iowa's senior senator appears to bo as
well thought of by the republicans of
the east ns any other prominent man in
the party. There is quite a boom for
him in Vermont , for which it is quite
possible Senator Edmunds is to some
extent responsible. A lending republi
can paper of that state , which has
spoken most favorably of Mr. Allison ,
warns the party of the unwisdom "of
the popular current of thought and ex
pression which trios to narrow the
choice of the party down to ono man
and make the rcnomination of Mr.
Blaine seem inevitable. " Mr. Dorman
B. Eaton has written a letter giving
Iiis reasons for believing that the
nomination of Mr. Allison would
bo a good investment for the
party , and some of the active politicians
have recorded their opinion that the
Iowa senator can poll more votes than
any other republican. When it was an
nounced that Senator Allison' was to
participate in the Now York campaign
the Now York 2 mrs referred to him as
a "moderate and sincere man. "
All such evidences of the senator's
popularity must bo very cheering to his
Iowa friends , although they are not free
to make much use of them. Senator
Allison has very judiciously decided not
to encourage any boom. This is due ,
doubtless , not solely to his knowledge ol
the danger of premature boomsbut more
particularly to the praiseworthy view
that the party should 'bo left entirely
free to determine who among its repre
sentative men has the grcatoi
availability and would bo the
most likely to bo elected. Ho could
have had the unanimous endorsement t
of the republican convention of his
state , but ho wisely thought best not tc
thus commit fho party in Iowa , and his
refusal to allow It to bo done has been
universally approved. The decision oi
the next national convention must be
made without regard to pledges to fa i-
vorite sons , and the fewer of those
there are the less embarrassment anil
contention will there bo in reaching t
A strong point urged in favor of Mr
Allison is that ho has not antngonizci
any element of the party. This maj
suggest tlio absence of some of thqst
positive and aggressive qualities 'whicl
are deemed to bo necessary it
a leader , but it cannotbi
charged that Senator Allison bin
Htultilleil his * opinions on publii
questions , or retreated from any positiqt
ho has taken , in ordorto retain thegoo ;
will of any element. Ho has simply 110
made dillVjvtievs of < inion. | ) ! bctwcet
hiihfrclf .iirnP in 'uK"of ' hu party , t
cause-of " poiiitiMitT'warfaro
- olien"Ul ! poi- - 3.
and.ho'.hits'4iot bought to elevate him
self by.'depreciating others. . Nobo'dj
doubts the tixt'dnosit ofhis opinions' , 01
that he would ndh'ero to them in ( \n ;
capacity as agulusf unyfa'ctio'mU iiitlu
once that might bo brought to bear up
on him. His sincerity being acknowl
edged , his moderation 'should bo ro-
gardcd a virtue. The people do not
want a pyrotechnic campaign next year ,
but ono that shall appeal to their sturdy
common sense and sober reason. If the
friends of Senator Allison can convince
the republican convention that ho is the
best man to meet this requirement , his
chances might bo much better than
they now appear to bo.
Utah and Admission.
The opposition to the admission of
Utah to statehood is being kept up with
great vigor , and the expression of senti
ment all over the country warrants the
conviction that the present effort for
statehood will fall. A majority of the
commission oppose it , and Uio governor
In his report is very decidedly on the
same side. Ho disclaims having any
faith whatever in the declarations and
pledges of the constitutional convention ,
composed wholly of Mormons. Ho says
rather than forego the privileges they
claim the Mormons will , if required of
them , sacrifice their personal comfort ,
their property , suffer infinite imprison
ment , and surrender llfo Itself. Ho ex
presses the opinion that a well-
grounded fear of the admission
of Utah as a state would
stay the Incoming tide of prosperity and
lese the already enhanced and increas
ing values of real estate. There Is inoro
to the same effect , nil of which will got
to the attention of congress and bo con
sidered on its merits.
In relation to this matter the Tribune
sees more calamitous consequences to
result from the admission of Utah than
are pointed out by the governor , the
editor evidently having the more vivid
and far-reaching imagination. The
Tribune says that in the movement for
statehood there lies "a mighty menace
to the future peace of the republic. ' !
The present population of Utah is
stated by the governor to bo 190,000.
Of these quite two-thirds are Mormons , ,
and of the Mormons perhaps two-
thirds are women and children. At
an outside estimate the whole number
of Mormon men , old and young , now in
Utah docs not exceed forty-five thou
sand. Is it not just a little absurd to
attempt to impress a nation of 60,000,000
people with a fear of this handful , re
latively less than n corporal's guard , who
have already upon them the chock and
rein of ironclad laws ? Wo respectfully
submit that this question should bo
determined not under the influence of
popular fear or popular prejudice , but
solely on the ground of what is seen to
bo just , constitutional , and in the inter
est of the general welfare. The peace
of the nation has nothing to fear from
the Mormons except so far as it may bo
disturbed by wordy contention on
the floors of congress. Nor is it by
any means certain that making Utah i
state would , as claimed by the governor
seriously interfere with its prosperity.
Tlio negative arguments on this ques
tion must bo very clear , very logical and
very convincing , otherwise a great many
unprejudiced people may not bo caught
by it. Yet there is no probability thtv
Utah will bo admitted to statehood by
the next congress.
THE organ of the roustabouts makes
the reassuring statement that by reason
of its city printing contract many thous
ands of dollars will bo saved to the tax
payers. The organ , however , says
nothing about its fraudulent contract
which Judges Croft and Wakcloy had
to on join. That contract procured by
bare-faced jugglery with three bids ,
gave the Taylor and Rounds firm sixty
cents for ten lines aggregating seventy
words , whereas the price which they
were finally glad to accept is thirty
cents for 100 words. In a paper that has
only a handful of subscribers in Omaha ,
thirty cents per 100 words is dear
enough. Its reduction for the benefit
of the taxpayers was not voluntary , by
GEOIIGK FRANCIS TJIAIH may have
boon somewhat extravagant in his ten
million dollar bond and subsidy project
for making Omaha n city of half a mil
lion people within twenty years , but ho
made some excellent suggestions which
should bo adopted. There is no doubt
that Omaha wants a grand market
house , whore producer and consumer
can meet to trade. Wo want system
of parks and boulevards around the city ,
and mills and factories to work up the
raw products which are at our doors in
such abundance. Last , but not least ,
we want inoro live men , and a dozen
first class funerals.
BECAUSE the gamblers , the keepers
of Third ward dives and the bummer
element generally are rallying to the
support of Leo Estollo , the Republican
takes it for granted that the prohibi
tionists will support Wakoloy , Doano
and Groff. The BEE is not in position
to speak for the prohibitionists , but wo
will cheerfully glvo them credit for
good citizenship and excellent judg-
mcnt in the line of distinction they are
said to linvo drawn between the cundi-
WHEN ox-Mayor Boyd. read the dis-
patch announcing the death of Frank
Wclna , register at the Niobrara land
oflieo , ho exclaimed , "Woll , well ; Frank
Wolna is dead. Out of all the govern
- ment appointments mudo in Nebraska
by Cleveland , ho is the only man op
posed by Dr. Miller and myself. " Ac
a cording to Boyd's version , any man who
is otTons'ivo to himself and. Dr. Miller is
bound to incur the wrath of the Al
Q A RESIDENT , of Lancaster , Ponnsyl-
vania , who has been confined in jail 293
days during the past year to ensure his
presence at a trial , put in u. bill of ono
dollar a day for his time. The court
not only disallowed his bill but charged
him two dollars a week for his board.
Why the witness was not compelled tot
work out his board bill with a ball and
chain and nfter\vards , sent to the ponii
tontiiiry for life is not explained.
. STATK ANI >
1y . Nehl-nwka Jotting * . ' * '
y A blrwo.iu u barn. Ht North Kond cre
ir mated fwenty-olj'ht liorsca belonging , to
iry J. It. Mallon. '
; "Figures'wOn't llo sUoUts'a cbntom-
porary. They stand up to soiuo pretty
tall yarns , though.
D. T. Hayden , the democratic rtom-
inc.o , has withdrawn from the judicial
race in the socpnd district.
Some unknown scoundrel poisoned rt
span of mutes belonging to Frank KriO-
fcls In Nebraska City last week.
Platte county , after a two-yenr strug
gle , has forked over $10,000 to aid Col
umbus in bridging the river there
The press of Iho state Is unanimously
of the opinion that Omaha is the proper
place for the national republican con
Willie Siohlor , a Platte Center youth ,
played with a baby pistol , and now car
ries his fist in a sling. The bullet shat
tered the bones of his hand.
The nbsonco of a newspaper "trust" is
explained by the McCook Tribune on
the hypothesis that western newspapers
nro already largely run on trust.
" Schuylor demands more whistle and
less speed from Union Pacific trains
riinning through the town. The whir
and fire of fifty milo cow trains jar on
the nerves of the natlv.es.
Patrick Kgan is stumping Lancaster
county for tlio republican ticket. JJo
has already acquired the title of "Hon. "
nnd will doubtless graduate as a "Col. "
before the campaign closes.
Old residents are somewhat alarmed
at the widespread incrcaso and thick
ness of the autumn hazo. They forgot
that the election cigar clings to the
atmosphere with a deadly grip.
Charles I. Morris , an Omaha printer ,
and August Ghcm , of Chadron , broke
up the Wilde family in Norfolk last
, rcek by marrying the girls. The core-
iony was a doublo-jointed affair.
Gus Bcrdincah , a Syracuse jockey ,
, ried to drive four minute plugs at a
:10 : gait. The strain was too much for
its head and ho has boon sent to the
uartor stretch in the state asylum.
The Missouri Pacific is building a
black trail all olong the lino. Close on
the heels of the destruction of the
Omaha fair grounds locomotive sparks
Irod and destroyed ISO tons of hay near
The B. & M. moguls are firing the
[ irairies in Dundy county and wiping
> ut the hay and grain stacks and pas-
, ures of the farmers. In the last two
weeks $5,000 worth of property has boon
"Tho bunko man , " Bays the Butler
County Press , "has more of the milk of
human kindness than a coal conspirator.
No bunko man ever confessed to robbing
seamstresses and widows , car drivers
and street sweepers. "
Charles E. Butcher , a Chicago drum-
nor , took his last order to n drug store
, n Fremont , sampled twenty-two grains
of morphine , and checked his grip for
the other shore. Domestic jars are ac
cused of expediting his deuiiso.
Frank Wolna , register at the Nio
brara. land olllco , had scarcely mastered
the routine of his business when death
called him hurriedly. His manage
ment of the interests of the government
homesteaders during his brief olllciul
career was highly commended by the
oss of the district.
The surveyors of the Illinois Central
are browsing near Oakland in Burt
county and distributing promises of
spring booms and winter building. No
mention has yet been made of bonds and
bonuses , and the residents are aston
ished at the omission.
Mrs. Mart Holcombo , n resident of
Brady Island , armed with a club and
considerable grit , tackled a don of
snakes recently and silenced forty bell
ringers without n single or double
scream. Her husband is a prohibition
ist and vouches for the story.
Charles Tcrrill , of Noligh , was hold
up by the railroads recently nml re
lieved of $201.08 , the freight on tv car
load of goods from a point spvonty-fivo
miles east of Omaha to Noligh. The
figures represent a magnificent long
haul three times the rate from Chicago
to Noligh. This is a moderate sample
of a "reasonable rate. "
The lightning calculator of Hastings
figures an outlay of $180,000 for building
brick in that city since the 1st of April.
With 200 trowel artists this material
built five blocks of two and three story
business houses , or 1,500 feet of wall.
The total building outlay for the year is
expected to reach $1,000,000 , without a
ilyspock on the ciphers.
The briefless barristers Ballou , Han
cock and Estollo patched up their
fences in Blair last week. The Repub
lican , which denounced the ticket at
the outset , has made its peace with
Ballou and Hancock nnd declines to em
brace Estollo. The Pilot takes the lat
ter in tow and sots the others adrift.
George Francis Train declined an in
vitation to lecture in Beatrice and gave
his reasons thus : "I understand that
Humphrey and Stull are to addressyour
people in the interest of the condemned ,
which I think is quite sufficient. They
will bo executed on November-8 , while
my clients live until the llth. " George
is a prophet from way back.
The Beatrice Daily Democrat cheer
ily announces that it has closed the first
year of its career , and displays a vigor
and circulation that insures it many
years of usefulness and power. To
Beatrice it is a beacon illuminating the
path of progress ; to democracy a
strengthening tonic , and to rascality in
ovcry form a terror. May its tribe in
Plattsmouth proudly boasts that she
has not yet made the acquaintance of
the "modest plumber. " There is no
immediate or remote danger of securing
an introduction. The tribe exists in
fiction only. The real live , active
plumber was born with soldered.chcoks
and a wrenching hand , and has persist
ently applied both to the human race
since the fall of Adam.
Frank Rcardon , assistant master
mechanic at the Union Pacific shops at
North Platte , has resigned , and goes to
Texas. Frank is remembered asono of the
pulled pels of the Omaha shops , who
was promoted to the Utah & Northern ,
and extinguished himself by cutting the
wages of engineers und firemen without
consulting the management. The
knights of the footboard fell upon him
a few years ago and hustled him to a
second-rate job as a reward for his
Manager Holdrogo , of the B. & M. ,
figures that the rate reduction recently
made , "in connection with thee made
since April 1 , taking into consideration
tlio average rebate of 1886 , will save to
Nebraska points $1,309,130.1)0. ) Tlio re
duction rccontlj' made in lumber of Z\
cents per hundred , applied to the ton
nage of 188(1. ( will save 4111,820. The re
duction in hard coal of # cents per
hundred will save $18,3H(1.20. , ( Tills ap
plies to B. & ; M. lines alone. "
Attorney General Loose has squelched
the political ambition of a lady in
Adams county. The gallant gentleman
from Sownrd is a great admirer of the
fair sex , and would sail adown the
briny bosom of Salt creek or swim the
hhilllow donlh of the Phitte to boost the
beautiful into place and power. But
the constitution "framed .by Itho
fathers , " and a painful sense of duty ,
crushed his finer icelings an well as the
prospects of Miss Jnno Price , candidate
lor court elorK , To hold olllue ono must
bo an elector , and the ladips havq not
been blessed with the ballot. '
The saddpot' words of tongue or pen
could not pnlni the melancholy that envelopes -
volopos a youthful clerk in n steve store
not n thousand miles from Omaha. Tlio
llrst faint sprouts of n moustache strug
gle , not for air but for sustenance on his
upper lip. The season Is n busy ono ,
and his efforts to polish his wares and
coax the fluff of Infancy Into maturity is
BO painful that the statuary on the stoves
weep and tremble from their pedestals.
And the mingling of the blacking with
his upper lip produces a combination of
color and porsovuranco that ennobles
Counterfeit nickels nro abroad In the
The working girls' club room in Davenport -
onport is well patronized.
Farmers near canning factories in
Iowa have realized $20 per aero this
year for the sweet corn they raised.
The loss by fire at the Gnrvor coal
mine near Dos Moines Is estimated at
about $20,000 , the insurance amounting
Davenport Is promised a gas plant
which will furnish fuel for factories of
all kinds at n prlco that will drivo-coal
iut of the market.
Although Iowa is n prohibition state
t has llo wholesalers , and 8,416 rotail-
) rs who pay a special license liquor fee
to the United States.
The criminal record for Scott county
ncludlng Davenport shows tlurty-thrco
jonvictlons for the year ending Sept.80.
Nineteen of the crooks were native
In Plymouth county both the ropubll-
an and democratic candidates for
county superintendent are Indies. The
present superintendent is Miss Byrne ,
who is a candidate for ro-oleotion on the
The prohibition constables in DCS
Molnos are becoming an unbearable
UliBiuico. Pulled up with their own
importance and contraband whisky they
nrrost peaceable citizens , and if ono of
their victims should resent the outrage
the constable is rewarded with a liberal
round of foes. Any private house
suspected of containing a loaded jug era
a case of beer is raided , the goods taken
and stored in a warehouse owned by the
constables , where they _ indulge their
appetites for liquor till jugs run dry.
They not only devour the captured liquor
but also receive liberal foes for their
vigilance. Great is prohibition.
Can-ington shipped 1G1 cars of wheat
during the month.
Staging north from Rapid City is a
thing of the past. The railroad is now
in operation to Sturgis.
Various towns in southern Dakota nro
pressing their claims on Bishop Marty
lor see city of the dioceso.
Some of the business men of Pierre
are organizing against the prohibition
ists and hope to ttcfoat the measure.
There are 2,000 land patents lying in
tlio Aberdeen land ofllco that are not
listed. Moro clerical help is needed.
A convention of Dakota colleges will
assemble at Brookings November 6
to organize an oratorical association for
Prairie yachts are the latest products
of the territory. Henry F. Suedigar ,
of Iroquois , has invented a system of
sails that ho attaches to an ordinary
buggy or road wagon. With his wind
wagon Mr. Snedigar recently traveled
from Iroquois to Huron , a distance of
eighteen miles , in an hour and a half ,
the wind blowing only slightly. Mr.
Snedigar says that \yhcn the wind has a
velocity of twenty-live miles an hour ,
ho can travel from twelve to fifteen
miles with case.
A Pica For Hancock.
N' , Neb. , Oct. CO. To the Editor
of the BKE : Will you kindly give expression ,
through your columns , to the views of
Sarpy county relative to the candidacy of A.
U. Hancock for the district judgshipl While
it is true that wo do not accord to hira that
mild affability , refinement of manners and
courteous disposition which characterizes the
BEB nnd its able editor , yet wo ask you not
to believe nor permit your readers to bcliovo
the charges you prefer ngainst him of incom-
petcncy and questionable conduct ; nnd your
accusations , too , fill the avcrupo mind with
embarrassment , for , indeed , lifter success
fully denying nnd refuting the terms
"jack-piano lawyer" and ' 'ward bum , "
wo are still but llttlo farther on
than when wo commenced. Wo beg of you
to know the truth , thnt A. U. Hancock is a
scholar and a young man of rare legal quali
fications and attainments , with a thorough
training and comprehensive knowledge that
at once enables him to grasp details , discern
fucta and to analyze and clearly solve In
tricate problems and all true points Involved
In every legal controversy. His method re
moves clinicultics. The assertion that there
is not a liner student , of the liuy in this Indi
cia ! district than Hancock will withstand
successful denial. Ask Saundcrs and Sarpy
counties , where ho has taken front rank ns a
lawyer for the past seven years , nnd , wo will
add , inquire of the Omaha bar itself ? Re
view his record ns county Judge In this coun
ty , to which position ho was plectcd irre
spective of party on account of his high
qualifications for the ofllco , and which expe
rience now fits him in an essential degree for
the duties of the district jiulgeship. And ho is
no "ward bum. " How could tie go from an
outside county with five delegates , without
previous recommendation , into a Judicial con
vention composed of fifty-two delegates and
bo awarded the nomination , unless solely
upon his merit ? Did ho not obtain his nom
ination fairly and manfully ? And as to the
"crime of being a young man" wo will say
that in conformity with our Institutions a
man may become a member of the house of
representatives at twenty-five , of the senate
at thirty , and president of the United States
at thirty-five , while us to the ngo of a Ne
braska district judge , that depends largely
upon one's amount of brains I
In conclusion wo will say that the 13nn ,
World and Herald , combining nnd attacking
Mr. Hancock in the manner they arc because
ho Is n "country lawyer , " is surely unjust
nnd unfair. As n rule the best lawyers in a
city nro those who wont from the country ;
nnd ns to Mr. Hancock , ho has nothing but
words of praise both for his associates mid
competitors in this contest , nnd is legurdcd
ns a gentleman of high and honorable stand
ing wherever ho is known.
Very respectfully ,
JAMIS P. GHOVI : .
Tlio Cholera Patients.
New YOUK , Oct. 20. The following report
has been received from Health OfHcCjr
Smith : The Alesia's passengers , both nt
Hoffman and Swinburne Islands , nro nil well.
Only three remain at the hospital , and these
are entirely convalescent. The two patients
from the Britannia , admitted previous to this
date , are improving. Ono child , aged ono
year , died yesterday. A child of six years
nnd Angela Salnngo. nged forty years , were
removed to the hospital.
A llox of Hones.
Er.MiiU , N. Y. , Oct. ! . A box of bones ,
which proved uiwn examination to bo the
skeleton of a woman , was found on a Lehlgh
Valley wild train this morning. Conductor
llaymond says ho stopped his train Just outside -
side of the city limits of Elmirn and that the
box was not on boara then. When next ho
went over his train.at Wavcrly , ho found it
nnd ho concluded from this tint the ghastly
freight must have been put on board At El-
mlrn. The General opinion hero is that the
skeleton came from some doctor's .ofllco or
Freight Itntcs Ilcdiiccd.
PiTTSiiuno , .Oct. 29. At a mooting of the
Ontral Trafllc nssoclalloi to-day , rates to
points on the Koclc Island road between Min
eral , III. ' , nnd Burlington , la. , nnd on the St.
Paul road between Stlllmnn Vulloy , 111. , nnd
Davcpixjrt , were reduced 2J4 cents On the
llrst three classes nnd. 1 cent on the otlujr
three , A special rate of 2t cents was wade-
on iron and steel In car loads. . < ,
KEEP THE- JUDICIARY PURE ,
A Few Moro Words About Nomn-
hn's Nomlnoo For Judgo.
HIS JURY-FIXING RECORD.
A Bad Citizen , An Unsafe Lawyer , An
Unpopular Candidate , nntl n
AtniUUN , Nob. , Oct. 27. To tlio edi
tor ot the BKB : I cnmo to Aulmrn with
tlio designed intention of writing u letter -
tor in which John 8. Stull , candidate
for judge in the First judicial district ,
I found , however , that it would bo of
llttlo UEO , as it is safe to say that lie will
not receive a majority in any one of the
llvo counties comprising the district.
From n railroad man I ascertained
that Stull's Missouri Pacific pass is ser
ies O. No. 030. His B. & M. pass , I Imvo
been unable to got the number.
That Stull is a bad citizen , an unsafe
lawyer , and a thoroughly dishonest
man , I have no doubt. The affidavits
charging him with so many attempts to
corrupt a jury , brand him as a kuavo in
the sight of all honest men.
The allldavits on lllo in Nomaha
county nro from the best other citizens ,
and there is no dodging tholr shocking
So unpopular is Stull in his own county
that last fall as a candidate for county.
attorney , ho was elected by only forty
majority almost four hundred loss than
Governor Thayer received.
Stull made open boasts that ho pur
chased votes , paying as high as llvo dollars
lars npicco for them ! Yet with nil that
ho was elected by only forty majorityl
As a lawyer it is cortifled to by the
clerk of the supreme court of the state
that Stull was never admitted to practice
in their court. As a lawyer ho is below
the average in point and nbili.yrbut as
a trickster and crook I doubt if his
equal will bo found in this state.
In the Hall murder case it is a matter
of common notoriety in this town , that
Stull , with his partners in the crime ,
wrecked the heart-broken and dis
tracted mother of the unfortunate Hall.
A prominent man in London precinct
told mo that Stull was without doubt a
partner in the bond cases uguinst that
same Brownvillo precinct , and that as
an interested party and a , county at
torney , ho had advised the commission
ers to levy largo sums of interest not
In London precinct I predict that
Stull will not receive ton voles.
The people of the First district can
not uiTord to endorse him.
In order to give ono instance of Stull's
villainy , ! take from the Neinalm Times ,
a republican paper , the following ac
count of Stull's attempt to corrupt a
jury enough to bar him forever from
any position of honor and trust. I saw
the allldavits referred to in the article ,
and there is no questioning the matter :
STULL AS A KINK WORKKlt.
The celebrated case of Truto against
Frost and others , well known to every
one in Ncmaha and Johnson counties ,
has passed into history , and now John
S. Stull must answer to the people of the
First judicial district for his conduct in
that case. This suit was for $10,000 dam
ages , under the Slocum law , against cer
tain saloon men in Tccumseh , and was
tried four times twice in Johnson and
twice in Nemaha the plulntiil winning
the case in every trial. Tlio verdict
was three times sot aside for Improper
conduct of certain jurors sitting the
case. When the cabo was sent to No
maha county on a chant , i of venue ,
John S. Stull was rotaineil for the de-
nfonso and was active in selecting the
jurors to try the case at both trials had
in this county , but was not allowed to
take any part in the trial or manage
ment of the case at cither trial. Tlio
defendants understood whore Stull's
ability was and they kept him employed
where ho could do the most good for
them , and the results proved how wisely
they acted. His olTorts to got some ono
on the jury who would stand by the defendants -
fondants in their hour of distress were
BO boldly and openly carried on that
nearly everyone around the courthouse
know it , and the scandal has over since
been a matter of common notoriety in
nearly ovcry part of Neinaha county.
In the art of chicanery , deceit , and
intrigue , Slull has few equals in any
country and his tactics in this piece of
"fine" work was worthy of oven his
great reputation. A day or two before
the case was to bo called for trial the
flrst time Mr. Stull concluded to approach
preach the sheriff through a mutual
friend and Bet the wheels in motion.
John H. Pohlman , ono of the Nomnha
county commissioners , who is a very
obliging man and who finds it very
ditllcult to deny his friends any small
favors ho can bestow without too much
trouble , called on the sheriff and said to
him : "Stull wants to fix up his dispute
with you and quit on friendly terms and
have no more of it. You beat , him and
got elected anyhow and now its all right
and Stull would like to have you put
John Ronau on the Truto jury from the
bystanders and if you do , anything that
is reasonable and right in the matter
will bo done. "
Failing in this scheme Stull next calls
on Mr. A. L. Fry , of South Auburn ,
who was then employed at the court
nouso , and requested him to see what
could bo done with a certain juror then
sitting in the Truto case , to inlluenco
him in favor of the defendants. On
April UO , 1880. Mr. Fry filed an allidavit
in the district clerk's olllco of tnis
county saying generally that one of the
attorneys of the defense asked him to
bee what should bo done with ono of the
jurors sitting in the case and to let him
know. It is a matter of common knowl
edge in Auburn , and Mr. Fry so stated
it to numerous persons that tlio attorney
referred to was John S. Stull and that
the juror Stull desired to roach was
Lev ! Hughes , of Howe , who was at that
time a guest in the homo of Mr. Fry.
Receiving no encouragement from Mr.
Fry , Stull next directs his attention to
Joseph V. Graff , then an attorney liv
ing in Auburn and now practicing law
at Pokin , 111. , and asks htm to see what
can bo done with George W. Fabllngor ,
then sitting as a juror in the COBO. Fab-
linger was a friend of Graff , and was at
that time associated in business with
him and occupying the same ollico , and
on the same day Grail told Fublingor
that Stull had singled 1dm out as a juror
that might bo reached and cautioned
him to look out.
G. W. Taylor , then practicing law in
Nomaha county , now in Denver , Colo. ,
stated publicly stated that Stull asked
him to sco Fowler and find whether
anything could bo done about this
Truto case before the trial com
Mr. JJ. II. Bailey , of ISrock , was ono
of the jurors in the first trial of this
case , and on April iH ) , JSStt , ho Hies an
allidavit in the district clerk's ofllco in
which ho suys that tliis same John II.
Pohlman approached him and M : I ) .
Haymon. another -juror in this case , at
the ekating rink in Auburn , and during'
the progress of the , trial and Buld Ave
you acquainted with 'Gralli1 ono of the
defendants , and when Mr. BnUby Bald
no ; Pohlmnn wild ho know him well ;
that ho was a good man , nntl if thia cnso
wont against him it would break him
up , and M. 11. Haymon , ono of the load
ing men of this county , will corroborate
Mr. Ualloy's statement.
All those manunivorfl on the part of
the astute "lino worker" failed , and the
jury returned a verdict for the plnlntltt
forei O. Thia verdict waa sot natdo
for improper conduct of the jury , and
on the second trial Stull struck his gait
ami gave a really fine exhibition of his
peculiar powers in this lino. About
nix months Intervening between the
lirst nntl second trial pf this cafe
and this scandalous attempt to
corrupt a jury had become In n
measure public talk around the
court house and in Auburn , and when
the county commissioners come to mnko
up the list of petit jurors for the next
term of court , Sheriff Fowler and Mr.
Hubbard , county clerk , wore on hand to
see it done ; the sheriff had offered to
wager the county clerk that Commis
sioner Pohlman would name John
Ronau among the first from his district
for jury duty. These two well known
county olllclala stood there and saw
Pohlman offer John Ronau's name as a
lit man for jury duty and ho was listed
and afterward drawn as one of the petit
When the Truto case was call for its
second trial in this county this man
Ronau was called in the regular order
and entered the jury box with a blue
ribbon tied in the buttonholoofhiscoat.
Ho was regularly and closely examined
by Mrs. IHttcnbomlor for the plaintiff
and answered every question to her
satisfaction and ho was examined and
accepted as a competent juror hr the de
fendants blue ribbon and all. The
jury after a protracted struggle re
turned a verdict of SUf > 0 for thu plain'
tiff , and when Ronau consented to this
verdict ho stated ho would rather sign a
DTho tillidavits of Samuel Stoirs , .T. W.
Argabright , W. G. Barnes and Mrs.
Ada M. Hittonbondor , now in the dis
trict clerk's olllco , prove that John
Ronau showed himself a competent
The affidavits of Henry Rockaway , B.
H. Irwin , R. W. McKee , and Solomon
Hare , of Johnson county , filed in the
district dork's olllco show that Ronau
know the defendants ; knew the facts in
the case and was a frequenter of the
saloons of the defendants.
Every statement heroin , showing
Stull's connection with this dirty , diH-
reputable business ia backed up by the
aflldavits of well known and truthful
men , cither on lllo in the district clork'a
ollico or in our possession , and those
facts are also matters of common knowl
edge in this county.AT
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ot taste. Insidiously by cietplng on liom a
Klmpla rnld In the lioad , It assaults thu mom-
branotts lining and envelopes the bone.s ruling
through the ilellcuto coats and causing Inllum-
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total cr.idlciiiIon will teuno health to the pa
tient , and all nllnvlatlvcH nro Dimply pnx-instl-
nuteu Millorlngs , leading to n fatal tot initiation.
SANi'imii's It.MHUAi , mini : , by Jnlmlatlon and
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oven when tlio dlseaso has made frightful In-
rouds on delicate constitutions , hearing , Miioll
nmltiute Imvo boon recovered , and the illbuuso
thoroughly dilvenout. "
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