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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , NOVEMBER 13 , 1887.--TWELVE PAGES.
DAILY BEE , D KVUUY MOIINIXO. TT.IIJI8 OF BUH8C1UITION. Dfttlr ( Morning Edition ) Including Sunday BKC.Ont Yenr.t . , . fin 0 .Wr Six Months . r. ( i .yfiTliree Months . B W Tn ginaha fnndny Ur.E , mailed to any ad dress , One Year . 2 0 OKAHAOrrlCK.NO.014ANtl91flFUtSAMHT1ir.KT N w YOIIK urricc , ItooMin , TIIHIUNK Huit.n IHO. WAHIIIMUOM Umce ( No. 613 t'oun TCENTU 8I11IET. _ COHUKSl'ONnr.NCK. All communications relating ntvrs * n ( fdltorlal nmtter Miould bo nddresacd to thi EDITOR or TUP. HUE. ATI btiMne s.s letters nnd remittances nhnnld b < ddresucd to TIIK HKK J'IMIMKIIINO COMPANY OMAHA. Drafts , chucks nml poitofllce onlors U be made payable to the order of the company. Tie Bee Publishing Company , Proprietors , E. IIOSBWATEK , EDITOR. T1IK IAHA' IJKK. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btntnof Nebraska , I , . County of lloiiKlai. " " Oco. II. TrNclmck. secretary of The ftco Pn1) UMiltie cointiiuiy , dues solemnly swear ttmt tin actual circulation of the Dally lleo for tliucel ending Nov. 11 , Ifc * " . > vases follows : Saturday. tfov.6 1U * Bundny , Nov. 0 I4.au Monday. Nov. : IS. 15" " TupHday , Nov. 8 ll.-- Wednwtday.Nov.il Wm Thiirxdnv , Nov. 10 15.IW Friday. Kov. 11 ! . ! Average 15.73 GF.O. U. Tz cntXK. Bworntonnd BUb crlbc < l In my prc&eucu till : 12th day of November , A. U. jwvj. jwvj.K. . P. FBI I , . ( SKA ! , . ) Notary 1'ubllc Btateof Nebraska , I. - County of DoiiKlrts. ( ' ' Geo. ll. T clmi'lc , being flrstdulysworti.de poses and .snys that tie n pecrctary of The llei I'uhllnhliiK company , thnt the actual averiw dally tli dilution of the Dally lleo fo the month of November , IBffl , inn : copies : for December. IMfl , 13.S17 copies for Jnnuary , 1N-7 , lfl,2tti copies ; for Teli runry , 1K-7. 14.1PS roiilrs ; for March , 1M7,14,10 copies ; for April , US7. 14ilfl : copies ; for May Iffc" , H.l-7coplts ; for.lunu , 1 87 , 11,147 cnpli-H for July. 1W. 14.1H1 topics ; for Aucust , IK ,14 , 161 copies ; for September , 1M > 7 , H.84B copies ; fo October , 1887,14ttl. : ( li0. II.TZSGHUCK. Bworn to and ( "iib.ocrlbcd In my presence thi th dny of October , A. 1) . IfW. N. 1' . KKII , , ( SEAL. ) Notary 1'ubllc. DAKOTA bus declared forloctvl option Though Hho isonly uterritory aho is Btil capable of giving old status points 01 state legislation. EDISOX says only one-fourth of a toi of coal is used. The rest goes up tin chimney. Edison is wrong. The res is loft at the coal yard. PKCUUAU Mr. Hiddloborgcr is to b retired , but Mr. Leland Stanford am Mr. Henry B. Payne will continue t occupy pews in the American house o lords. THE Chicago reporters 1mvo mnnu faoturod more bombs than all thj anarchists could throw in an avorngi life-time. Instead of being made out o gas pipe , however , they wore made b ; gas bags. _ - - - _ - _ _ _ ONK of the vessels of Uncle Sam' navy came in collision with a coal bargi last week and was badly used up. Private vato crafts should not ho allowed V .recklessly Injure the toys of the bccre tary of the navy in this way. NEW YORK democrats claim to havi already elected Grover Cleveland to second term. There was once a womai who saw a rabbit. She paid : "If I hai that and one more I should only lacl three of having flvo rabbits for m ; kettle. " LKAVKNWOUTH has three coal mine In operation and will probably hav three inoro by next summer. It 5 claimed that these mines will soon b able to supply railroads and manufactc ties in unlimited quantities. This i the way to humble the eastern coal rol bers. WHILE the mixed tickets in the last Waterloo t the yellow dog idea , it might toll t what disposition should bo made of thos "tradesmen's tickets" upon which Ei Wllo had his name Inserted In place < Doano on the one and Honowcll on th other ? A 8AI.K of "Boocher Relics" is on i New York. The most valuable rolii loft by the lamented Brooklyn dlvim voro his teachings in the cause of di pressed humanity. "Without money an vithout price , every man in the worl ( jay appropriate them to hia own use- and with profit. THE latest bit of gratifying info ution from Washington concornin fisheries quo&tlon Is to the etTo that the United States is handicappci And 'I this time rank suckers and will oycii pike are devastating the forests i America , while the world goes mad c the anarchy question. A BUATIUCI : contemporary savs : Onmlni Is spreading out in the matter i laughter houses , and expects to bo ready handle three thousand head of hogs , dull In n very short time. Omnhu Is going rapid to the front , us a conuncrcitil metropolis. Yes , moro than this. Omaha slaughter houses will require from 10 000 to 112,000 hogs per day , comtueneiii the firat of January. And when tl beef packing houses now In course i construction arc completed and in open tion , Omaha will- partially rob fro Chicago the laurels now proudly won as being the gfcat hog center of tl now world. P OENEHAL SHKUIDAN gives very go < j- roaaona why the order of the so < j rotary of war , limiting the period J , staff service to four years , should bo r f > Yoked. The order has boon objected ' - - from the firstand finally GonoralShct y dan has filed a protest against its fu | [ thcr enforcement. Among his roasoi i'- ho states that the relations of statT oil ' - cors to their chiefs are necessarily of ? confidential nature , and there bhou ' bo uo rule to govern their selection i jJorloil of duty. Ho objects to the o Jorcement of the order as it would coi ( pel him to bo deprived of the sorvic f of a tried and ofllclcnt assistant ai \ < take an officer of whom ho had i ; ' Icnowlodg-o and in whom ho could n ' place confidence. The force of this f apparent , and it will unquestionably ! j. cndprriod by every general In the arm f So far us we are aware the secretary ? vror gave no reasons for his order. $ M simply the arbitrary act of a nu H ' " \rho knew almost uothing about nrn t requirements. The president shou ; &lrct the revocation of the ord r , i likely will. ' Mr. Tlmrston's PpRltlon , Three days before the election. Mayoi Droatch issued tui ordek' to the chief o polieo to servo notice upon all rctnl liquor dealers in Omaha that ho pro posed to enforce the law which require ! the saloons to be closed on election day The mayor's action has been very BO vorely criticised by certain ropubllciu politicians ns a Blab at party PIICCCPS Mr. John M. Thtmtou , ti promlncn partisan , is quoted In the Itcpublicanu follows : "There is already upon the statute books i low for the closing of saloons on electloi days. Now it is presumed that everyone wll obey the law , and thcro is no moro reason fo the mayor of Onmlm to issue an order closlni nil bars on that day than there would be fo Governor Thnycr to notify Sheriff Cobun that murder In Douglas county on Sunday 1 strictly prohibited. The Issuance of such ai order presupposes a lawless state of society and a very turbulent community. " Coming from Mr. Thurston , this ex presaion Is taken JVJ law and gospel b ; many active republicans , who nro be rating the mayor for his uncalled-fo intorfercnco. Now Mr. Thurston Is an able lawyer and ho certainly belied his honest con victlons when ho declared that it wa none of the mayor's business to enforei the law , or to notify liquor dealers tha ho proposed to enforce it. As the chief executive of the city tin mayor Is bound to enforce the law , s < far as it lies within his power. Tin charter which the mayor has sworn tc execute expressly requires the mayoi [ section 1315 ] to take care that the pro visions of tliis act and the ordinance of the city are complied with Tiic fact that ox-Mnyor Boyd ignorei his sworn duty with regard to the la\ prohibiting the sale of liquor on clec tion day does not justify Mayor Broatcl In following the example. While thi closing of saloons on election day wa an innovation in Omaha , it has for year ll ( " " . % . enforced ! n other loading eUios o the country. It was enforced on th bamo day in the city of Now York b ; the democratic mayor , AbramS. Hewitt Mr. Thurstou's pica that the law whiel makes murder and stealing ; a crime over , day in the year , enforces itself withou any ollloial notice to murderers am thieves , is moro pettifogging. Th compnribon is a stupid slur on the liquo dealers , who appreciated the notice b the police and refused to take advan tape of the city council's law-defyiii ; and law-nullifying resolutions. Th Tact that only ten saloon keepers an one druggist out of 210 licensed doalci ignored the mayor's order , speak louder than Mr. Thurston's plea. Grant , if you please , that th mayor is not obliged to nc tify crooks and murderers that th law would bo enforced , would it not b manifestly the mayor's duty in ease c threatened disturbance or riot to isau a proclamation notifying law-breaker Lo desist from their purposed Stippos Mayor Broatch had served no notice o liquor dealers , previous to election daj ind on the day after election two him dred , or moro of them had been arrcste and arraigned before the police coin for selling liquor on election daj and their licenses had been revoke after conviction as the law provides That might have been satisfactor to Mr. Thuroton and the politicians ( his stripe , but it would have justly lai the mayor liable to the severest dcnur ciation by the saloon keepers , and a those who desire fair play. Mr. Thurston has of late been in th habit of opening his mouth and puttin his foot in it altogether too often. Ijixmar and Sparks. Thcro have been reports for sorr time past that the ollicial relations hi tween the secretary of the interior an the commissioner of the general Ian oHlce wore somewhat strained. The ! reports have acquired credibility fro : the fact that most of the decisions of tl commissioner have boon overruled I the secretary , the elTect of which woul necessarily bo to provoke the dlsplca uro , and perhaps the resentment , of tl subordinate ollicial. Ever since tl case of Miller and the Northern Paci'f railroad was passed upon by the pros dent , sustaining the view of Commi sionor Sparks , there has apparently bet a growing disposition with Secretai Lamnr to disparage the opinions ar efforts of the commissioner. In this 1 has boon encouraged and assisted as fi an possible by the clique of now paper correspondents in Was ! ington who for reasons not far seek have been unfriendly 1 Sparks over since ho declared his dote initiation to ferret out the fram against the government and the poop by the land grabbers nnd the corpor tions. It is easy to understand , als that it was very nearly impossible fi Mr. Lamar to sympathize with a poli ( which was at war with his whole conn while in the senate. It is a matter of re ord that the railroad corporations hi no safer or moro zealous friend in co gross than the present secretary of tl interior , and it is hardly to bo suppose that ho lias forgotten his obligations that direction. Since Mr. Clovolat proclaimed the policy of the admini tration with regard to the public doma Mr. Lamar has shown a bettor dispos tion than before to protect the intorcs of the people , but his support of Comml sionor Sparks has boon by no means co dial at any time. It has been ovldo that the earnest desire of the comml bloner to guard the public doma against further ravishment nnd to r store that which had boon obtained 1 fraud , has not had the hearty Bymputl of Secretary Lamar. The cause of the rupture which mi require the interposition of tl president is said to bo an Iss between the secretary and tl commissioner regarding the a Justmont of the land grants of the Cl cage , St. Paul , Minneapolis fc Omal railroad. The commissioner decidi that a ixH'tion of those lands had bc < forfeited and the secretary reversed tl decision. The commissioner protcslo und the secretary in an arrogant repl judging from the fragments quoted 1 telegraph , tolls the commissioner th the point has boon , reached when tl president mubt determine whether j or the secretary shall remain in oftlc Announcingthat he would submit tl alternative to'the president , which 1 ins very llkojy done. Under ordlnnrj circumstances it is not doubtful that the iresldetit would decide favorably to the lead of the dopnrtmont. Assuming lowovcr , that ho intends to uppoinl Mr. Ltimar to the supreme ) cnoh , ho will very llkolj find a way to adjust thit dlfllculty without permitting cither ol .ho parties to It to withdraw from the : nibllc service. There is reason to be love that Mr. Cleveland Is fully in nc' cord with the policy of the coinmis' Bionor , and ho ought to know that it has , ho very general approval of the pee pie. It is not questioned that Mr , sparks has make some mistakes , bul the fact stands to his credit that when' ever ho has erred it was duo to hi : Bolicitudo to Bubfcorvo the interests o : Lho government and the people. The president cannot permit Sparks to be Irivcn out of the land office , because he tins protested against what ho fully bo > lovcs to bo a wrong to the people , with' out damaging himself in popular estl mation , and Mr. Cleveland is not at thii iltno disposed to take chances whiel : might produce this result. As to the merits of the controversy wo arc not prepared to express an opitv ion. But we conceive it to bo the righl und the duty of the commissioner , in c cnso where ho believes a mistake in volving a wrong to the public has beer made , to submit a , protest and his reiv sons therefor. Ho wo'uld bo unfaithful to the requirements of his ofllco and te Ills obligations to the public if ho failet to do this , regardless of who is , rcsponsl llo for the mistake. With this view o the matter , the letter of Mr. Lamar , inv plying that the commissioner has m right to call in question a decision o Llie head of the department , and that having received a command , It is hi : duty to obey unquestioningly , ovot though ho bo convinced that law ane justice nro to be contravened , must b < rtJgTu'elcd fxs firrOgani aSsxunptlon wholly tin warrantable in the cir cumstanccs and intolerable un der any conditions. The commis sioncr of the general land otllco is oni of the most important positions undei the government , and to say that its incumbent cumbont shall bo deprived of the righ to present opinions and arguments in i matter pertaining to his ollice , whiel conflict with the views of the head o the department , is a. proposition tha will certainly not receive the popula : endorsement. It is not the genera idea , as it evidently is of Mr. Lamar that Commissioner Sparks is simply i clerk. As the chief of a bureau in tin business of which the people are dcopl ; concerned , ho is commonly thought ti bo clothed with duties and obligation of a very important nature , not tin least of which is to see tha the laws relating to the pttbll domain are faithfully carried ou and the government and peopl protected against fraud. In fulfillmen of that duty wo think ho may make sug gestions or a respectful protest oven ti the secretary of the interior when h believes that ollicial has committed mistake. It will bo interesting to not < the view Mr. Cleveland will take of th * mutter and his action regarding it . Dangerous Combinations. Another combination of manufacttii era has been formed for the purpose c creating a monopoly of their product It is a combination of the makers e paper bags. Mirny of the patents whic' have heretofore protected the mam facturcrs of this product have oxpiroi and the enormous margin between thi cost of production and selling price ha disappeared by reason of the springini up of small factories where a smalle profit was deemed sufficient. The larg paper bag manufacturers have heroic fore united and have induced the smal .concerns to join in with them for th purpose of increasing the profit of th industry. The example for all th "trusts" that have been organize within tbo past two years was furnishc by the Standard Oil company , which fo years has monopolized the refining e petroleum in this country , and by th American Cotton Oil Trust , a comb : nation of the cotton seed oil mills of th south. Recently other industries c every variety have combined in thi manner. Thcro is a combination e typo founders , of envelope manufactui crs , of India rubber producers , e whisky distillers , of sugar refiner and a hundred other branchc of industry , the free and untrammolle exorcise of which is of the greatest ia portanco to the people. However base or questionable hav been the methods of the Standard O company it has to its credit the fae that through its inlluenoo the price e refined petroleum has been reduce from CO cents a gallon to a morel trifling cost so that every family in th land may use it freely in the housoholc All thcso other trusts , however , propos an opposite result. It is tholr purpos to raise the soiling price either by fixin arbitrary figures at which the product shall bo sold or by limiting the amour produced per year and thus auectin the supply. Nothing has over yet boo said by the companies entering inl thcso combinations of the great bonofi to como to the working mo therefrom. No intimation wr over made that the increase in th Income of the companies was to bo fo lowed by a raise in the price of labe employed. In fact one of the rcasoi for combining not confessed , but wo understood , was that the demands < labor for increased pay could thus I moro effectively resisted. No one hi over yet witnessed a combination e trust for the purpose of advancing tli wages of the employed or reducing tl ) cost of products to the consumer. The rapid multiplying of trusts mu inevitably result in legislative restrii tion of their powers and functions. now organized the trust Is a comblni tion designed to obstruct the naturi channels of trade and raise the cost < products by destroying compotitioi Their very organization is against pul lie poliuy. Tun HuHtojto Got Illoli. Jay Gould recently said that tl chance for n young man to make a fo tune in Now York City , starting 01 with no other capital than his brains , wi .aboufouo.in-a million. The " Knigl of Black IWday "f .is. 'good authority or financial matter * , jit is evident thn ! tbo metropolis liibttho pie it once was for Plum-Hxtrncltng Jack Homers. One thing should bo" remembered Goulr himself has lived there for n quarter o n century. The past two decades Imv6 boon the greatest money-making era in the his tory of the world. Never before have such collossal fortunes boon made In PC short a tlmo. It is not likely that suel : opportunities will occur again for nn > other century and.it may bo just as wel ! If they do not. ll is not all of llfo to nc cumulate a fortune. The mind of the coming generation has been perniciously < ciously inflamed with the desire to gel rich in hasto. With BO many examples of easily acquired riches before them , r dislasto for honest , thorough work hni been implanted In thomlndof the youtl : of the land. The object of Hfo has come to bo a rapidly acquired fortune so thai "good times" may follow. Buthnpplnes ! is not to bo found in that manner The good of life consists rather in hav ing a life-work tliat is congenial and h which ono is successful. The question whether labor is n curse or u blessing is much discussed in these elays. It cannot be answered in the at flriniitlvo or in the negative for matv kind generally. It admits only of in dividual application. To some work i : a curse because they have unwisely made it so. To others it is their salva tion. It Is a congenial work toward t definite goal in the future that gives tlu individual the most happiness in life. Gould gives good advice when ho ad monishcs young men not to go to Nov York or other largo cities in search o fortune. The search after sudder riches is not a laudable enterprise ii itself , and , besides , uo wcll-balancc ( person will spend much time in that di rcction on a chance of one in a million Sullivan niul tltes Queen. The event of the season occurrci when John L. Sullivan stepped ashori on English soil. The papers are full o it and the Atlantic cable is kept ho humming special Sullivan dispatches Ono of these states tliat ho had a ciga in his mouth when laud was firs sighted. At the rates charged fo cablegrams this in formation comes high but if anyone had the impression tha the champion smokcil cigars with hi nose or his cars it has been effectually dispelled. Buffalo Bill's career in London isove now and John L..ireigns in his stead London society is falling down befon him ; that is , in a .metaphorical ECUSI as yet. His interview with the quoci has not boon generally published , bu will doubtless roac& America in dui time. U THE profits of the Fall River cottoi mills for the past year have been entirely tiroly satisfactory to the manufacturers It is assumed thht this has been th general experience if this well pro tectcd industry. It gratifying to not ' prosperity in'nnjr"tfqpnrtinont of busi ness , and in the casoJgt the cotton man nfacturing industryitlid'gratiflcatlon i somewhat Icsscnod. vhbn ono is coir polled to reflect that the labor whic ! produces the satisfactory profits i largely done by women and children , n wages but little above the starvatio point. A committee of the Massachi ; setts legislature not long aero found most deplorable state of affairs amen the laboring population of Fall Rive employed in the factories. Men ha been almost entirely driven out e employment in order to make way fc women and children , whoso labor coul be had for a fraction of the wages pai to men. The result is the rapid growl of illiteracy among the children of thn section and an increase of immoralit inevitable ) to such a condition of affairs Indigent parents forced their childro into the factories in disregard of th hrv prohibiting the employment of chll drcn below u certain ago , porjurin themselves in order that their childrc might become wage earners , the managers agors of the factories encouraging thi unlawful practice by their connivance Necessarily the whole working popula tion of that region was found to bo dote riorntiug , and the impression convoye by the report of the committee was thn in no other civilized community of eqiui numbers could thcro bo found moro deg radation or a larger percentage of il literacy than at Fall River. It woul seem that an industry protected to th extent of over forty per cent should b able to make satisfactory profits with out employing almost wholly the ill paid labor of women and children , wit consequences that shame civilizatio and are a reproach to the country. WITH the Hon. Buffalo Bill just re tired from a continued season of socir lionizing and wild bronchos , in th heart of the greatest city of England- Hon. John L. Sullivanof Bostonis no' the social boar of London town. Thcs two celebrities will give England chance to contrast the difference be tween the effete American cast and th rowdy American west. ' POINTS. Thomas P. Ochiltrco is credited with si cret designs on another seat in congress , Koostcrs don't look well in a ncwspapc except in years ending with oven numbers. Virginia makes formal provision in hi cede for the expatriation'of ' any of her clt zcns who may desire to relinquish cltizcnshii The result in Massachusetts is not n su prise. When Ben Hutler came out for tl democratic ticket everybody know "its eyt was sot. " . * Hlsh license Is the product of high Intel ] gence. It moans larger security , fewer rui shops , and lower taxes ou legitimate ii terests. The republican victory In the Second Coi grcsslonal district of Rhode Island gives thi party control of n majority of the states I the lower branch of congress. Says the Philadelphia Press : Ono of tl finest political humors of the time is tl struggle that Congressman llandall bos 1 to keep u voting plate in Philadelphia. Political parties which seek to live I bribery will us surely bo destroyed In t end a will men who make bribery the laddi by which they hope to reach ofllclal pea tions. In the press of graver matters , it may I well not to lorgot that in the Oregon clectlc prohibition bos received one more dcfca Constitutional prohibition Is aljout ready foi the autopsy. While many are dUpe ed to doubt tlu strenRth of HobOrt Lincoln ns a presldeu ttul candidate , there are some straws whic ) show pretty strong evidences of n senthnenl in his favor. Mr. Itlgglns , on the whole , is doubtlest pleased with the result of the election. Tlu reformers In Maryland were defeated , nnd IB New York , where they supported Mr. Nleoll , the mugwumps were snowed under. If there is any deficit In the amount prom' ised to General Gordon by the democrats foi his speeches In Ohio It will undoubtedly be p.ild by tbo republicans of that state most cheerfully on presentation of the bill. The personal liberty movement , ns man aped by the New York and Pennsylvania saloon element , seems to have defied ovcrj effort of party leaders to prove that it Is noi nn issue in the campaign. Its advocates wll learn something after nwhllo. Fred Grant made a mistake when he thought that his name and the memory of hi ; father would count for something in Ncu York. It should have needed no election t < teach him better. His father's ncglcctci grave should have been enough to do it. The Present Incumbent Does Not , Clitcago Ketes. Experience teaches that it is a wise Nev York quarantine ofllcer that knows a cholers micro DO from n collar button. The Champion Autograph Album. Governor Oglesby's autograph album wll drive half the school girls distracted will envy before the week is out. President. Chicago Inter-Ocean. A New York Judge lined a man f 100 foi going to the pump with n milk can on hi : arm. Such a judge would bo immensely pop ular in places out west. The Signal of Distress. C/ifcdf/o / Jntcr-Ocenn Tne Jackson-Davis Jubilee Indulged In 01 the recent Georgia outing has raised n rum pus In the democratic family. Nobody cai be in doubt as to who Is waiving the blood ; skirt upjy , A Toy Ho AVIIl Not Get. Clilcnijn Ifcrahl. Editor Grady of the Atlanta Constitution has been presented by his admirers with t $1,200 silver service. It pleased him much but even a little nickel plated vice prcsldcn tlal boom would Irave beem more ncccptabl to the discoverer and patentee of the "Nov South.1 - * - Thrashed Into Prominence. Chicago Wctw. A prominent colored man of Fort Valloj Ga. , boasts of the fact that when ho was boy ho was severely thrashed by Jefferso : Davis. He is ono of the few democrat ! negroes of his town , and an example of th virtues of whipping. What Makes "Jake" hatigh. Kew Orleans I'lCdi/une. Sick as ho is , Jake Sharp must hav laughed when a poor man in Now York wa sent to Sing Sing the other day for stealing blanket. There was no stay in the procecO ings , because the blanket man had no mono to clog the wheels of Justice with. High license in Ohio. High license is having the same success 1 Ohio as In other states. Ono of the Cleveland land newspapers says that it has proved genuine check upon the sale of liquor ; the it lias driven out of existence many of th vilest dens of the state ; that it has clcarc 800 towns of all liquor traffic , and has raise nn income of moro than $3,000,000 from class of citizens who would other wise bear u share of the public burden. iio Comedy. Chicago Kcm. While a number of Indians were taking ride on the platform of a mail car , ncarPoc : tcllo , Utah , recently , the trainmen notice that one of the redskins was shunned by a the others. The grimaces of disgust b < stowed upon the ostracised member of th party \a\\o \ an investigation , which reveallc that the lonely ono was a tramp disguised a an Indian in order to get free transportatloi The Land of Rest. Helen A. Manvtlle. Beyond the valley lying low , Through which our feet some day shall g < Uoyond the high hill's purple haze , That stretches far beyond our gaze , There is a place most sweet and blest , Which here wo call the Land of Host. A land with hills nnd valleys fair , And many of our loved are there ; So silently , nnd ono by ono , They went the lonesome journoy.on ; All , with white hands upon their breast , Went out into the Land of Itest. I long that happy bourne to seo. I long to know how It will bo When first these eyes of mine behold The land of which the prophets told ; Of my inheritance possessed , When shall I reach the Land of Rostt O blessed land I O tim a so slow I Not with reluctance I shall go , Hut on my lips a happy song That it , the day looked for so long , Has como to take mo to that blest , That peaceful land , the Land of Hcst. Dropped Dead on Uic Street. Death came to Fred Kearney , an employ of the Union Pacific , in rather a sudden mar ner yesterday. In company with two coir panlons ho was Just returning from the sloe yards , and stopped at IIowcll's lumber yar to get a drink. As lie was raising the cup t his lips , ho fell insensible to the ground. Hi comrades lifted him up and carried him hit the yard , where ho expired almost imuied ; ntely. The coroner was notified nnd a Jur , was impaneled which rendered a verdict o death by apoplexy. Kearney seems to hav no friends or relatives here , but a letter wa found in his pocket from J. II. Galop , Ch cage , to whom the coroner telegraphed uprising \ prising him of Kearney's sudden end. A yet no reply has been received. Ho is a ma of forty-five and Is believed to have a wif and children in Chicago. Praylnjj For Temperance. The Women's Christian Temperance Unio of the world have appointed yesterday an to-day as a special season of prayer for ten poraneo all over the globe , and the W. C. 1 U. of Omaha are most devoutly observing th days in such a manner. * K. of I . Hall. Local" Assembly No. 7523 of the Knights c Labor , held a ball last evening at Wolff' ' hall , on the corner of Cumlng nnd Twentj second streets. There was a largo attcm ance and a general peed tlmo was enjoyci Supper was served at 1'J. A Former Omnhau'a Misfortune. J. Taylor , of Antloch , Cal. , for a numbc of years a resident of Omaha , when ho wn In the employ of McCord , Mrady Si Co. , ha a hand badly shattered a few days ago b the explosion of a shall , which ho was re moving from u gun while out hunting. A IJoiut ) In Minneapolis. MiXNEiroLis , Nov. 12. A dynamite bom was picked up by a night watchman o Fourth street between Nlcollet and Hcnni pin avenues this morning. It was a gas plp < over a foot long. At one end was a fusi which evidently had been lighted. The bom was sent to Dodge , professor of chcmlstrj who refused to analyze It without ofllclal at thorlty. It was then given in charge of th police , who will ascertain Its nature by a attempt to'explode it. The find ovcuslone much excitement on the streets. LEFT THE CITY IN DARKNESS. Torrlflo Explosion nnd Flro at the Gas Works. THE BUILDING BADLY DAMAGED. Gnllnut Kfforta ofllravo Klrcnicti Pre vent a Serious Cntnstropho Uo- pnlrliiK the Dnninnc The Douglas Street lltnzc , It Silt-lit Have Iloon AVorno. Yesterday nttcrnoon about ! 1 o'clock a tcr- rifle explosion occurred at the Rns works nnd the frightened people for blocks around rushed Into the street to discover the build ing n moment later a sheet of llnnics. The lire alarms were sent in nnd In a few minutes nlUlio flro companies In the city were on the scene combatting the devouring element. Thousands of people gathered and watched the flames roll near the great tank full of gas , the explosion of which would entail ter rible destruction. The two valves opening into the tank were securely closed nnd the firemen turned nlno streams of water upon the building and did all in tholr power to stay the progress of the flames. The con tinual explosion of gas pipes and the Ig nited escaping gas made the flro a most difficult thing to light , nnd It was over an hour nnd n half before the llauics were fairly under control. During the course of the flro it was found necessary to open the tank of naphtha on the north sldo of the building to prevent It from exploding , The escaping fluid caught flrc and the flames leaped up in a startling man ner , causing a general stampede among the spectators. The ground where stood a group of flrcmcn was covered with oil , and in n moment the men were enveloped In the ( lames. Pipeman Cnssady. of No. 1 , was badly burned , and McGuire , Patton , Crowley and Miller of the same company had their clothes set on flro and were more or less scorched. It looked for a while as though the tank would soon bo reached by the flames , but Firemen MoUride , Grcbo , Turner and Noo- nan rushed bravely Into the face of the ilamcs , and nftejj n desperate light succeeded m quenching xne mo > \ \ th : escaping oU , The oil caught lire a second time and was ugnln extinguished. Hy a quarter of 5 the flro was out , and half an hour later the workmen were busy re moving the debris and making preparation to repair the damage done. It was discovered that the explosion result ing In tno llnrwai caused by the leakage of gas from the generator into the blow pipes. In the explosion the blower was torn tn pieces , but fortunately no workmen wcro near enough to get hurt. Mr. Isaac , Huttin. the superintendent of the works , hopes to have the damaged machinery repaired suflldently by Monday to resume the manufacture of g. s. To economize the present scant supply , last night the street lamps In the city were not lighted , nnd shortly after midnight the gas was turned ofl entirely , About $00,000 damage was done by the flrc , but it is all covered by Insurance. The Douglas Street Fire. The fire nt 1317 Douglas street early yes tcrday afternoon was caused by coals drop ping on the floor from a cook steve In th ( third story. The flames spread rapidly ami before the firemen reached the scone the civ tire top of the building was in a mass ol flames , which was only extinguished after tin entire third story ana part of the second had been completely gutted. Hoth of thcso uppei stories wore occupied by Mrs. O. F. Wells a ; n boarding house. Nearly all her furniture is destroyed and her loss will foot up ovci $ ( iOO. The ground floor was occupied bj Messrs. Beard & Otis , paper hangers am house painters , nnd their loss consists malnlj in the soiling of their largo stock of wal paper by the water. While in the third storj lighting the flames Fireman Charles Prlngle was overcome with the smoke nnd ful senseless to the floor. Ho was car ricd out by his comratcs and received propoi medical attention from Drs. Leo and Uebcrt His injuries were not fatal. The $700 damage to the building was fullj covered by Insurance. Superintendent Whit lock savs the division of the second and third stories Into rooms by means of board parti tions made a regular tinder box of the build ing and was done without his consent lasl spring , the lumber having been smuggled ui the back way. CniulIcN For lights. The usually brilliantly lighted hotels ol Omaha were in comparative darkness las' ' night , and the guests had to get along will candles in their rooms. The accident to thi gas works was the cause for this going bacli to primitive ways , and it was amusing to set a bell boy going in advance of a retiring guesl with a lighted dip stuck in th < mouth of an empty whisky 01 nlo bottle. Extra precautions were taken through the hostelries , nnd ad ditional watchmen were detailed on overj floor to guard against nccldcnts nnd thieves Council Bluffs Headers AHslHt.ince. Superintendent Bradley , of the Counci Bluffs flro company , was la the city ycster day , attended both fires and did valiant per sonal services. The boys speak very hlghlj of the help he rendered. Notice to Gas Consumers. Be careful not to leave any fixtures open while the gas is turned off in the city. Then no acccident can happen when the gas is turned on again , which wo hope will bo Sunday evening 01 Monday at the latest.ISAAC ISAAC BATTIN , Superintendent Ons Works. CHEA1 * FUKIj FOIl OMAHA. The Old Boyd Packing House as a Gas Factory. The old Boyd packinghouse , which was the pride of Omaha forso many ycais until othci and larger houses were built , Is undergoing c great transformation. The property was sold some months ago to Mr. Iler , nnd now n part of it has been resold to A. Newell & Co. This company has a largo force of men en gaged In transforming the old hog killing house into a gas factory which will bo able to produce 15,000,000 cubic feet of gas every twenty-four hours. In addition to the old building an extension is being built reaching out to the tracks , which will have machinery capable of hoisting a whole cur of coal and dumping it into the cux ] > las. It Is proposed to man ufacture fuel gas which shall take the place of coal for manufacturing and heating purposes. The gas will bo made from water by what is known as Kelnhold JJocklcn's im proved process , which consists , In the main , in passing super-heated btcam into a bed of Incandescent coal. When In use there will bo neither taste or odor to the gas. although thcro will bo sufficient odor to readily detect a leak. The company will furnish this gas at n price which will bo nt least ten per cent cheaper than the actual cost of coal. In ad dition to the 10 per cent thcro will bo a great saving , as It will do away with the expense incurred In hauling coal , feeding furnaces , removing cinders , etc. Thomas ttanlcss , who is superintending the building , and who Is n most thorough business man , explained that the ga could bo manufactured and do- llvered to the consumer for loss money than n natural pis well could bo discovered and operated. Ilcsldes that , natural KM is not as steady or uniform in pressure und will sometimes play out after thousands of dollars have been expended in laving pipes. The manufactured ga will also have three times the heating power of natural gas. The cost of changing a furnace from a coal burner to a gas burner will rongo from $10 to $15 according to slzo and con dition. The manufacturers along ttio river bottoms will avail themselves of the cheap fuel as soon as it can bo delivered and from there tt will ba Introduced all over the city until , ns Mr. Wanloss remarked , It will be used to run nil the machinery In the city as well n for heating and cooking purposes In private homes. The work on the plant hi being pushed ns rapidly as possible and t is expected to have the building * aud machinery ready for u o not l tor than January 1 , About $60,000 will ba expended on this part of the wortt , will bo only the beginning of vrhnt the twny proixws. The company are also mak ing arrangements for the establishment of Works nt South Omaha , for the manufacture of both fuel and Illuminating gas , The name kind of gas Is also nlxnit , to be Introduced Into Oouncll Bluff * . Mr. Newell and Mr. Buoklcn are now in Cincinnati having the gas holds nnd tanks made and have ordered the pipes shipped from Louisville. A conver sation with a number of the most prominent manufacturers In the city disclosed the fact that they have great eontldenco In the scheme , and are ready to substitute the new gas for coal just as soon ns It can bo had , AXOTHEU STK1' TAKEN' , Thorough Organization to Secure the Republican National Convention. A meeting of the different committees ap pointed to Inaugurate measures to secure the republican national convention for Omaha next year , was held In the board of trade rooms yesterday afternoon , nnd a permanent organization effected. M' . J. Council was chosen chairman , Daniel 11. Wheeler secre tary and E. F. Test anslfltnnt secrotnry. The following executive committee was apiwlnted : W. J. Council , Daniel IT. Wheeler. John A. Wakelleld , K. Uoscwater , Cadet Taylor , d. M. Hitchcock , J. J. IJrown , W. F. Ucchcl and John J. McCaguo. The prospect for securing the convention were found to bo most favorable. In addi tion to the city's central location and easiness of access , It was ascertained that the menus of accommodating visitors arc equal to either St. Louis or Cincinnati , it both of which places conventions have been held. It was further suggested that Omaha's facilities for feeding the visi tors were superior to those of any clt.v east of hero. Venison and other kinds of wild meats are almost nt our door , whllothu r.utt fruits of California shipped hero retain all their freshness and palatability. The elalins of Minneapolis were reviewed. In her ac commodations she counts various hotels as far as twenty-live miles from the city , while Omaha had hesitated mentioning in her claims the nearness of hotel nccemnioda- tions in Council Bluffs. Just across the river. Minneapolis also promised to make an effort to pledge f 10,000 if the convention is secured , while Omaha will have her money pledged before the convention is asked for. Omaha's chances with other rivals were also reviewed and the outlook pronounced encouraging. Last evening the executive committee held a short session , and it was decided to meet again nt U:3 : ( ) a. in. Monday nnd commence a canvass bf the city. AttL'SKMKMTB. Miss Mnttio Viekers appeared lust night , in her new play , "Cherub , " at the Grand oi > era house , to n largo audience. This young lady , although comparatively a stranger to our IK > O- pie , possesses all the qualifications necessary to make her n favorite with Omaha theater goers. She is pretty , sprightly , a good dan- cur and wit li a fair voice. She has nn excel lent knowledge of her business and n read ? versatility which enables her to make a ruplil yet natural transition from laughter to pathos. Last night , however , she scorned to suffer from a cold. Her piece , however , is a heavy weight to carry. It requires a com plement of characters which her company Is unable to personate. In a more worthy setting ting her genius and success would have boon apparent and brilliant , though , ns it was , It served excellently to make her a number of friends. Next week , nt this theater , the "I.ittlo Nugget" will bo produced on Monday , Tues day and Wednesday evenings. To-night , nt Boyd's , Bnurcls nnd Puls1 German company appear in "Kpidumisch. " Frlscli. Frel , Htark.Trou. Last evening one of the most successful commcrs , ever held by the Omaha Turners was given in honor of delegates of the Mis souri Valley Turbezirk , who assembled herd yesterday. Ono hundred and llfty people gathered around three long tables In Ger- manla. They were called to order by Louis Hcimrod , president of the Omaha Turnvercln , who effected the organiza tion by appointing Prof , llempel president and FranLeu / nnd II. Schilling assistants. The following pro gramme was then eurritd out : Song , ' 'Turn- sinn" in unison ; toast to the bezirk , Philip Andres ; comle recitation , Julius Peycke ; toast to the delegates , Henry Hiinboiis ; chorus , "Kneiplied ; " toast to the Turner , bund , E. O. Grubc ; comlo recitation , Louis Illmcr , of St. .Too ; duet , Alfred and F.inll Meier , of Atchison ; solo , "Kecked In the Cradle of the Deep , " Dr. Woodburu ; chorus , "Commcrslied. " Incidental to the commers was a frugal re past with a supply of other refreshments , while above all was the pleasantcst of feeling which made the evening thoroughly appre ciated by everybody. The following dele gates were in attendance : St. Joe F. F. Kuel , H. W. Kastor , S. Meyer , Louis Hincr , Lours llorwlg. Atehlson-H , Hutu , Alfred Motor , Einll Meier , Jno. Moor. Lawrence Jno. Walruff , John Busch , Carl Wylcr. Wichita H. J. Camlcr , John Klmmerlo , Edward Knoblauch. Omaha Louis Hulmrod , Philip Andres , E. G. Grubc , Max Humpel , Kobt. Uoscnzlvoig , Henry Kummerow. Tills morning other delegates will arrive from Kansas City , St. Joe , Plattsmouth , En- doria and West Point. The flrst session will bo held this morning at ( i o'clock and this evening a gymnastic ex hibition and ball will bo given la Gcrinania halL Working on Sunday. When the town clock peeled forth tk witching hour , of 12 last night an army of men with picks und shovels began a warfare on the pavements in front of the livery baru of James Stephenson , Tenth street , to make excavations for the admission of the rails nnd machinery of the Cable Tramway rail road. The company had gone to law with Mr. Stephenson to gain the right of way in front of his prouibes , and yesterday Judge Croft dissolved an injunction , previously Issued , in favor of the company , who doubti less fearing another move against them on the part of Mr. Stephenson took advantage of the sacred hours of Sunday to get In their work. Oil l Fellows Kujoy TheniHclvoH. The Kuth Ucbekah Degree lodge of the I. O. O. F. held n most enjoynblo social last evening at tholr hall on the northwest corner of Fourteenth und Dodge streets. A musical and elocutionary programme was presented , In which the participants were the U. P. band , the Mandolin club , Master Wlnshulo , A. J. Eaton , Mrs. Slocum , Mr. Paul , the Powell children , Mrs. Slocum and Mr. liner. At the close of this programme thn Ezra Mlllard Canton No. 1. Patriarchs Militant , performed some evolutions. Next followed refreshments nnd a dance until midnight. Major J. W. Nichols was master of coro- uionles. Completed tlio CanvnHx. pTho board of education hold a npodal ses sion last evening to llnlsh the official rountof the votes on the granting of.JOO,000 bonds for the purpose of buying school sites and building now houses. All the votes except the Sixth ward hud been already counted , and the returns from this ward made no aj > - preclablodifference , the majority of the votes bclug utill in favor of granting the bond. All Wan twit ho "Hoc. " The full and reliable accounts of the execu tion of tbo anarchists in the HKK made a demand - mand for It among the people over all other Journals , nnd the fust jxjrfectlng pre-s es were kept humping to print enough JMHTI | . In four editions , Issued during thirty-six hours. b2W copies were printed und sold , a Y. M. O. A. The meeting nt the association rooms yes terday afternoon at 4 o'clock wan unusually Interesting. There will be special meetings for young men only at the Y. M. 0. A. rooms every nlgut this week. Elkx at tlie Fort. By Invitation of the officers of Fort Omaha- the Omaha lodge of Elks wont out to tba-fort lust ovrmtiiff aud had a most enjoyabletime. . Snow squallsaro a familiar disturbance in western Kow York , and ice ia form ing. UoyB on the cost have not to polish their skates.