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! THE OMAHA DAILY BBM : THURSDAY. DECEMBER 29 , 1887.
tBAILY .BEE ; KVfcUY MOnNINO. . Tf.nMs br BUHRcmpTHVN. finllr ( Moraine IMItlun ) Including Bunrtay Hr.i'.Ono Year $10 m I'orBlx Months r. m KorThrco Muntlu , S Ul Tim Omnlm Hundny llr.i : , mulled to nny nd- flnwOno Year " 00 OV.UIA Orricr. No. ll AHUUH PAUNAM STiir.r.T. NKW YOIIK OrriCK , JlooMKi , Tniiiusi ! lltm.tt- INO. WAfuitKOTON Orrtdk , No. 013 Fouu TSKMII STIIEBT. COHrtKHl'ONDKNUH. All communications relatingnews nnd Mltorlnl matter should bo addressed to the ElllTOUOr TUB IlKK. HU8INK88 T.nrrntisi All business letter ! ) nnil remittances should bo ddrrxMil to Tin : lire. I'unUHiiiNfi COMI-ANV. OMAHA. Drnfts , cherkn mid po tofllco orders to b tuiiile payable to the order of the company. The Bee Pnlshing Company , Proprietors , E. nOSEWATER , Eniron. TlIK DAHjY 1JKK. Hworn Statement of Circulation. State of NAbrank * . I. . Cotinty of .Douglas. ( ro. II. T7ftchurk. sccrotnry of Tlie nee Pub lishing compony , does solemnly nwcar thnt the ncttinlclrcufrttion of the Dally flee for the week ending Dec. 23,1PH7. wan as follows. Saturday Dec. 17 r , t Q Sunday , Dec. IS 15.0nO Monday , Deal ! ) 15,275 Tuesday , Dec.20 : . . , ll.ttH Wednesday , Deo. 81 14.KH Thursday , Iec. i , . , . . . , , . . . 14K' > 5 Friday , Dec. 23 .M.bU ) Average 15.041 UEO. 1) . TzscnuuK. Pworntoand subscribed In my pretence this 26th day of December , A. D. lt$7.N.P.FEIL. N.P.FEIL. ( BKAt.t Notary 1'ublle Elate of Nebraska. I of . > B < County Douglas. JB ( Jeo. n , Tzschuck , being first dnly sworn , de- poffs and Bays thnt he Is secretary ofTlioIleo rnbllshltig company , that the actual average dally circulation of the Dally Heo for the month of December. IBM. 13,837 copies ; for January , 1W7 , 10,280 copies ; for Fcl > - ruary , Ibb7,14,1 8 copies ; for March , 1W7,14.400 roplrs ; for April , IW-1. 14,3m copies ; for May , If h" , 14.227 copies : fur June , 1W , 14,147 copies ; for July , 1P87,14.CK1 copied ; for AugiiRt , 18H7,14- 1(1 coplfs ; for f-rptemocr , 117,14,349copies ; for October , 1887 , 14,333 ; for November , I b7,16,230 c&pies. TTsmnrK- ' ' Bw orn tn and mitacrlbrd in'm'y picsenco this 8d day of December , A. D. 1BN7. 1BN7.N.P. . FF.IL. ( PKAL. ) Notnrv 1'ublle. IF wo can't have n , union depot why don't the Union Pacific pull down its old cowshed and build a roapoctablo nnd accessible railroad eUition ? Hasn't Omaha done enough for the road to bo entitled to a decent depot ? TnuiiK are indications thnt congress will take up the matter of "trusts" dur ing the coming Bosnian. Generally speaking , they should bo handled with out gloves. It is time something were done to check organized rapacity. A rosTMABTBit in Washington is to bo appointed nnd the scramble among the democrntie politicians of the cnpital la n fierceonoi More than thirty ap plicants for the place are besieging the white house like n pack of half-famished wolves. This is not a case whore the ofllco seeks the man. Wmt Tom Potter afc Itb head nnd nearly every bureau nnd important post manned by Burlington railroad men , the Union Pacific has practically'passed under Burlington management. The next thing in order will bo a consolida tion with the Union Pacific inside the Burlington anncondn. LAMAII , Vllns nnd Dickinson nro in a state of suspended animation. They nro gradually learning that it is one thing to IHJ invited to come up higher and an other to be allowed to do BO. The sonti- inont o ! the country is showing decided symptoms of repugnance against con firmation , especially so far as Lamur is concerned. EUOKNK IlmaiNS was hot sacrificed to any great extent by being relieved of his duties ns appointment clork. Ilia salary us chief clerk of the Maryland lioimo of delegates Is nine hundred dollars lars for ninety days' work and the office is worth five thousand dollars additional. But ho is no doubt worth all this and more to Cleveland and SonatorGorman. IT is announced that the distillers' trust is getting ready to make a general advance in the price of whisky. It is ; undoubtedly n fact thnt for ngrcnt many ' people whisky is too cheap , and if thcso should bo compelled to forego its use by reason of an advance the trust will have served n good purpose. It is also probable - ' able that those who cnu afford to pay the advance , nnd will have whisky at any price , may not take kindly to hav- Ihg to pay more for their drinks , and thus the eoiltlment hostile to trusts will be enlarged , which would also bo a good result. On the whole wo think there is more to commend than to find fault with in the intention to put up of the pHco o ! whisky. MEXICO is malting a high bid for 1m- inigration by throwingopon to settlement Boverul hundred million acres of public land. Concessions have boon made to land companies who are trying to invite colonization by all ports of glowing promises and by contract labor. The expediency of establishing emigrant agencies in the principal cities of Amer ica and Europe is id HO under considera tion. But immigration to bo beneficial must bo voluntary. This bus been dem onstrated in the past. The only way for Mexico to invite Bottlers is to bu- como more stable as n government , more ontorprlnlng and more cosmopol itan. LAST Saturday twelve Belgian coal minors arrived by steamer at Phila delphia , and being evidently under con tract they were detained by the custom house authorities. It is thought proba ble that thcso men are the first install ment of the two thousand minors which the coal combination is reported to have engaged in Belgium , and which foi prudential reasons they would bring over In small squads nnd probably land at different ports. The arrival of these men is therefore n warning to all cus toms officers to bo on the look out foi imported laborers. The Phlladelphir irJj/cr / says the coal combination hni imported 20,000 unnecessary laborer ! in a few years to keep the other laborer ! in such a condition of privntiot thnt they could not afford to strike This , however , was before the passage of the law prohibiting the importntior of foreign labor , and the present course of the combination In disregarding ant attempting to contravene this law is t striking illustration ot its reckless char lotor. ' ' ' Winter Improvidence. ' The approach of winter 1 Hailed , with n chuckle of delight by the dealers 'in agricultural iniplomontg. It Is 'not the Benson for sales but la the seed time for future orders. The first snow lays the foundation for the opening ot the next spring's ledger. As It flaklly doROonds on the now reaper or covers with n mantle of white the expensive thresher lying houseless and exposed in the i-od- den barn yard , the Implement dealer rubs his hntidR. ITo knows thnt wet means rust and that rust moans decay and repairs , nnd that each accrues to his advantage. When the plow share is covered with sleet and the Boeder nnd hay rake drip with the whiter rains , the autumn proliUi of the western farmer are already being sub jected to a vigorous attack , whobo ef fect will bo scon when the spring time calls loudly for the work of the black smith , the wheelwright , nnd the imple ment dealer. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are wasted every year in the far woat through the improvident neglect of our farmers to house their machinery nnd implements. Chilly cattle , shivering horses , nnd cold Bwino nro the destruction of the well-filled cribs and overflowing mows. Warm stables , sheds nnd pens pay for themselves a dozen times over In the course of n farmer's life time. When nil the vltnl forces of animals nro directed to keeping themselves warm there in nn enormous waste of food expended in making heat which would otherwise go into fat. With fat cattle at G cents n pound nnd hogs at 5 the Improvidence of. saving the work of stopping up cracks by extra feeding to induce warmth needs no argument. Corn at 85 cents a bushel is nn expen sive stove by which to warm hogs. Winter should be the farmer's homo harvest. The fields nro bare of crops , but there IB all the more time to attend to loose fences aud shaky gates. The barns nnd mows nnd cribs have re ceived their burdens and opportunity is given to repair their sides aud roofs by n timely board or shingle or a needed all. There are groves to oletin p for the benefit of the wood ) ilo , walks to patch up in .ntorcstsof . dry feet and a neat door- _ ard , and n score of odds nnd ends of in door work which , if neglected , eoon caller or the painter nnd carpenter and heavy Ills for too long postponed repairs. The provident farmer looks forward to winter as the season when he can njoy with some leisure the fruits of his cod time nnd harvest , and prepare at aso for the coming year. Snow and wet have no terrors. The sheds will protect his machinery from damage , the > varm barns nnd pens his stock. Undis- , urbod by storms and uleot ho can revel n the cosy comforts of his homo secure n the consciousness that ho has preMed - Mod against the wind and the weather. War Records Threatened. It was not to bo expected , after the attlo flug experience of the president , Imt any ono would bo so reckless us to propose interference with other relics r records of the war , but it nppcnrs some busybody in the war depart ment has conceived the idea of dcstroy- ng a portion of the records , nnd that a committee is really at work examining , heso documents in order to inform the locrotiiry what records ho may report , o congress for destruction. It is quite probable that in this instance , us in bat of the hattlo Hags , the meddlesome genius of Adjutant General Drum is esponsiblo for the scheme , in .vhich it would seem the secretary of war has acquiesced as roid- ly as ho did to giving up ho ilags. But the impressive osson taught by the first attempt to got Id of the reminder of tlie war will doubtless prevent any hasty and incon siderate action in the present instance , t is now well understood that there Is no authority to interfere with _ any of ho relics or records of thn war unless it ihnll bo obtained from congress. It is ndt probable that such authority can bo secured from the present con- _ ress. Granting that some of the rec ords might bo found to bo of no appar ent value , there is no reason for hurry- ng their destruction. Documents that may seem valueless to-day might bo of great importance twenty years honco. They take up room that perhaps might bo utilized for another purpose , but they annot bo so much in the way as to seriously interfere with the work of the war department , and it is no expense - ponso to the government to keep them. Furthcrmoroi whenever it shall bethought thought necessary and expedient to de stroy njjy portion of them the duty oi separating the useless from the valuable should bo committed to men of the high est judgment as to the worth of histori cal records , and not to n committee of army ofllcors presumably without oxpor.- lento or special ability for such a task. The war records arc doubtless in no im mediate danger. Misdirected Wisdom. The wUdom that discerns as the chiol reason for the opposition to Mr. Lnmai his course as secretary of the tutorial toward the land-grabbing corporations and syndicates is sadly misdirected. A Philadelphia contemporary assorts thai the "chief opposition to Mr. Lamai comes from senators who are notoriously the agents and representatives of western orn land-grabbers , " and professes t < believe that had ho "shut his eyes totlu spoliation of the public domain the op position to him in the senate novoi would have como to a head. " On tin other hand , there is a widespread opin ion that , if Mr. Lamar is continued as i justice of the supreme court it will 1 > < by the votes of republican senators \\hi are not only the agents and represent atlves of Innd-grabbors , but themselves solves belong in that category. Wi have not n doubt thnt the result wil bhow this opinion to be well founded. Why should the land grabbers fen Lamar f Was his course in the sonat hostile to them ? On the contrary wa it not uniformly friendly V What gron corporation that over sought aid c congress in nny form , during the perlo of Mr. Lamnr's membership , was an tagonlzcd by htmV Tn what Instanc did ho ralno his voice and record hi vote against the attempted spoliation ot laud grabbei * ) * When Mr. Laiuu wag appointed secretary of the interior thorp in his own authority for the statement - ' mont that ho began a careful exami nation nnd study of the land laws with the purpose of endeavor ing to reform what ho had como to bcliovo wcro grave wrongs against the government and people. Yet it was two years before Mr. Lamnr became - came conspicuously identified with any measure of reform , and only then under the pressure of the president's direc tion. Mimnlimo the corporation and syndicate land grabbers were finding protection from the secretary against the nggrcsslvo warfare of Sparks , whoso decisions adverse to them were over ruled with a regularity that caused the commissioner ana nil who sympathized with him to despair of over being able to bring the plunderers to n just ac counting. It is well known that the first serious declaration of the land pol icy of the administration was contained in the letter of the president drawn out by the Gullford Miller case , with which the secretary of the interior had nothing whatever to do. Doubt less fearing thnt the result would bo favorable to the Northern Pa cific , Commissioner Sparks presented this case directly to the president , who very promptly reached n decision favor able to the settlor. The president also found the occasion most opportune for declaring n policy nnd quite explicitly instructing Secretary Ltufmr that ho wished it pursued. It was very llkoly just the policy which for two years the secretary had been vainly seeking , for ho promptly adopted it and has since boon apparently endeavoring to carry it out to the bent of his ability. It is useless for the advocates of Mr. Lamnr'B confirmation to attempt to break down the real reasons for the opposition to him by inventing specious explana tions. The dooply-folt distrust of him finds its warrant in a record which the moro carefully it is examined the more strongly it speaks against h'im. MATon BuOATCn has received state ments from nearly a score of cities giv ing the number of policemen employed in each and the proportion to popula tion. It is shown that the avcragq is one polfcoman to about 1,200 inhabit ants. At this ratio Omaha would hnvo eighty policomon. But there does not appear to bo any sound reason why the I'oportion ot policemen to population hould bo nny larger hero than , Tor ex ample , in Kansas City or Minneapolis , vhoro it is rospeotivoly one police man to 1,400 nnd ono to ,500 of population. Adopting the attor ratio Omaha would bo given ixty-fivo policemen , and wo do not h'ink any ono will question that such a orco , competently managed , would for it least six months to come bo ample for all the purposes of police protection. What the people desire is an early in- ' iroaso of the force to such reasonable number as will insure proper protection vlthout unnecessarily adding to the mrden of taxation. Experience with a email force has shown that this com munity is as law-abiding as any in the country , and if the dives and dens t are still allowed to run were shut up , as it is oxpoctcd they will bo , police work would bo materially dimin- shcd , so that an addition of say twenty , o the present force would count for very much more than if thcso harbors of vice and crime are permitted to con- < inuo. With the city swept clean of the ) lnccs where the crooks do their plot- ing and the lawless element finds re- 'ugo ' , Omaha can bo as peaceful and or derly a city , with a police force of sixty or sixty-Qvo patrolmen , as there is on , ho continent. steel-rail mills are shutting flown , and the high-tariff papers are 'ulsoly assorting that the mill-owner : ) iavo boon largely influenced to do this : > y the message of the president. It is iinrdly conceivable that any intelligent man can bo misled by such obvious non- sonso. There Is nothing uncommon in , he shutting down of thcso mills. They have done so periodically for the last twenty years whenever the demand did not justify the owners in running , or it seemed to bo expedient , to close for some other reason. All sorts of excuses for throwing thousands of men out of em ployment have served ' in the past , when the mill owners felt themselves impregnably fortified behind the high-tariff wall , and their shutting down now is duo to reasons wholly inde pendent of the president's Views. These well-protected gentlemen have had two years of almost unprecedented prosper ity , and with the probability that next year will bring a reduced demand for their product and a lowering of prices they do not intend to in vest any of their hard earnings in stock that may not be immediately wanted , and which might depres the price below what they deem to bo asulllciont profit. Therefore they shut down , and regardless of the inter ests of labor or the go n oral welfare send thousands of mon into idleness. The policy is not now , and it is duo now solely to the same selfish Instinct that dictated it in the past. IT is stated that as the result of an interview - terviow with the president Mr. Randal ! had concluded that n satisfactory tnrifi bill would bo introduced and pass the * * house , and that if it fnilodtho rcsponsl blllty would bo with the republican son' ate. The report is not to bo unquos tloningly accepted , though it would b ( gratifying to bo certain that Randal said what is attributed to him. The ad vacates of n fair revision of the tarlll that shall give needed relief to the pee pie without endangering any industr ; or operating to the detriment of labor are less upprohonslvo of the ropublicai senate than they are of Mr. Randall nm the faction of which ho is the loader It is ho , and not the republican senate that defeated tariff revision ii the lost two congresses , am the fontis that ho will bo found in tin same attitude In the present congress Wo have not the slightest doubt thn nny measure of tariff revision and re duction that has the approval of Mr Randall and passes the house will go enough republican votes tn the sonat to pass that body. The difficulty wll bo to secure the approval of the lendo of the democratic , protectionists' to measure that will commend itself to a majority of. the house. ' THK Christmas presidential ticket of the St. Louis Qtobt-Jtemocrat Is James Q. Blaine nnd John M. Thayor. BTATH AND TKUUtTOUY. Nebraska Jottings. The state penitentiary has n popula tion of : W. Columbia boasts that she supplies South Omaha with the best hogs , and has several to apiCro. Norfolk proposes to issue $20.000 in bonds nnd invortrtho proceeds in n ton- room school building. Theodore Dolly , of Stonton , quieted a domestic disturbance by swallowing an effective dose of poison. Doano college at Crete had its Christ mas stocking stretched with S13,000 , the gift of David Whitcomb , a Boston ad mirer. Otoo and Nomnha counties have been connected by n substantial wood nnd iron bridge over the Nomaha river near Tnlmngo. Burglars mndo their second call on A. S. Thrasher & Co. , of Grand Island , last week and exchanged u set of culling tools for $40 in cash. The Norfolk News boosts n universal truth with this four liner : "Tho telo- grnph service of Sunday's Omaha BKIJ was a model of perfection. No news paper in the west hud anything approaching preaching it. " The Fremont creamery paid out dur ing the year $05,000 for cream , 810,000 for hauling and $8.000 for labor. The total amount of butter manufactured was 401,090 pounds. There are in oper ation forty cream routes , and the num ber of patrons average over 000 , having reached as high as 725. The town dads of Ashland mot in ex traordinary session a few evenings ago , nnd celebrated the completion of water works. Under the mellowing influences of Salt crook water , the tnoqibors pre sented a gold-headed cano to Contractor Riuhardbon , and spread upon the pages of their record resolutions of applause and thankfulness. Judge Broadyhas rendered a decision in Gage county that promises to beat the Rock Island road out of n bonus of $50,000 , and save the tax-payers that amount. II. P. Cook , of Beatrice , began - gan suit last summer to injoin the levying - ing of n ta > : to pay interest on the bonds. Ho bases his right to the injunction upon a number of grounds , the principal one. and that upon which Judge Broudy decided the case , being that the proposi tion submitted and voted upon only con tained n provision authorizing the city council to levy a tax to pay the interest , but did not contain n provision author izing the levy of any tax to pay the principal of the bonds wnon it became duo. The omission in the proposition , Judge Brandy held , under the statutes , effectually defeated the bonds , and ho gave judgment perpetually enjoining the city .from issuing them. low t Items. The Illinois Central is erecting ntDu- buquo a $75,000 bWck depot. Sam Rickor , otISloux City , has gone to Bangor , Mo.ror n fortune of 824,000 left him by his ftqior. Articles ot incorporation of the St. Louis , Kookuk & Northwestern Rail road company have been filed with the secretary of state at DCS Moines , capi tal stock placed at $8,000,000. DCS Moines ia''taking stops to raise $25,000 as nn inducement to the owners of the cotton factory at Janesvlllo , Mich. , to remove their works to DCS Moincs , ns they have offered to make such a move for the above consideration. A teamster In Sioux City incautiously swore in court in n suit for wages , that his employers used bogus weights in shoveling out coal. When the full force of the open secret fell upon the coal men , in the shape of decreased patron ago , they at oncb entered suit for libel and $5,000 damages. The case will not como up until the coal season is over. Railroad Commissioner Coffin says that the shipments of hay from northern ana northwestern Iowa are so heavy the market has become glutted , and there IB danger that the prices and demand for this product will bo ruined. The Rock Island company has given orders to allow no moro cars to bo loaded with hay bound for Chicago on account of the ditllculty in having them unloaded. The Milwaukee company had 1,000 cars at ono time standing on the tracks in Chicago which wore awaiting disposal posal/ - * Dakota. Rapid City it shipping brick to Wyo ming. A now location of a valuable tin lode has recently boon made near Sheridan by Henry Shank and Oscar Klein. The supreme court of the United States has affirmed a judgment for $20- 000 secured by Richard Marer against the Northern Pacific for loss of both logs in Fargo. Homostako Mining company , of Deadwood - wood , has declared its ono hundred rind thirteenth regular monthly dividend of 20 cents per sharo. or $2-3,000 ; total divi dends to date , $3,093,750. The Republican of Rapid City warns the public against the insurance com pany known as the Farmer's Live Stock association , of Austin , Minn. , as being the blackest swindle of the kind over known in the country. It is estimated by good authortv ! that the mills of Dakota will grind 10,000,000 bushels of wheat from September , 18S7 , to September , 1888. If that proves cor rect the flour industry of Dakota will soon make itself felt in the manufactur ing world. "Past " the experience suggests , says Ynnkton Press , "that the representa tive men of Dakota can serve taoir ter ritory bettor by remaining away from Washington than by flocking thither and milking thbmseljvos conspicuous by their numbers and their adverse wants. fj Railroad Notes. It wtiB reported ybstonloy that nn acci dent on the 13. & M. near Falls City hsid re sulted lit the loss of fh'rrteen lives. The fact was that passenger train No. 30 , coming west ran Into freight train al Dim-son , a small sta tion this side of FnlJ j City. Several cars , nmonfr them the baprcaffo and express ears , wore demolished. Too pawcniror engineer was sculJeil. Nobody was killed. The acci dent was caused by nu ppen switch. Mr. Harry Hall , the eoneral traveling pas- conger ngent of tlleU. & M. , has boon up- pointed to succeed tlnjijlarry Doul , as city ticket ugcnt of that rood , at the corner of Farnam and Fifteenth streets. Mr. Hull Is ono of best known employe * of the road and ono of the most successful und popular traveling men In the west , nnd ho will bo greatlv appreciated In bis now position. Mr.'J. O. BrinkerhofT , superintendent of the Kanias division of the Union Paelflo , is prominently mentioned ns a possible suc cessor to G. H. Nottloton as general manager of the Quit road. Stolen Property Heeovored. John Llndqucst lost a couple of valuable lap robes on Tuesday , which were found yesterday by Julius Naglo , behind hla saloon on Thirteenth street near Jones , where they Imd bqou secreted. There Is no clew to the thief. _ _ Benjamin Wood.codltor and proprietor of the New York Evenlnp News , wife and daughter and Mis * M. E. Muyilold are at the Mlluud. nRTEOTIVR McCUACKEy. llo'is Sick nt South' Oinalm Instead of Having Skipped. Yesterday evening it was currently re ported that Oftlcor MtCrnckcn had nb- Bcondcd , leaving his creditors poorer bysomo $300 or WOO. According to Chief Scavey , however , there need bo no fears on this ac count , ns the chief has twice received word that the missing olHccr is lying very sick nt South Omnhn. Since hi * appointment on the nollco force MeCraeken 1ms ncted n detec tive. Last Saturday ho was out the entire night attending to his usunl duties. Ho re ported at morning roll call , nud in the nf tor- noon loft to look up some case. As ho failed to report next morning ho was suspended the following evening , The next dny the chief rec'olvcd n telegram from him nt South Omaha , explaining his absence by the fact that ho was too sick to got back to the city. Yesterday ono of the policemen at South Omaha telephoned to the chief that the ab sent officer was no better nnd that ho would bo properly cared for. This will calm nil uneasiness as to his disappearance. LOTTKUY. Two Oinalm Men Divide a "Pot" of $12,000. Yesterday evening n BEK reporter had the pleasure of meeting the two hanplost men In Omaha , It was at the restaurant' and saloon of F. Poppondlck , at the corner of Howard nnd Thirteenth streets. Mirth nnd merri ment wcro the order of the day nnd on mak ing Inquiry It was ascertained that William Poppcndlclc , the gcnlnl host of the saloon , und Kobcrt Price , wholesale butcher , of Tenth street , were the joint winners of n fourth share of the third capital prize of $50,000 In the Louisiana State lottery. 131,301 was the luclty number nnd was ono of the four pnr- chaiod by the gentlemen named for $20. On receiving the list of winning numbers the ticket was nt once placed In the hands of the First National bank and yesterday the full amount of the prize , less n small sum for- col lection , was paid over by the bank to Mr. Poppcndlck and the "pot" duly divided with his pard. "No , " said Mr. Poppondlck , "tho money wasn't hero for Christmas , but I nln't kicking about that , It was welcome Jnst the same und will bo a good start for the now year. Ever speculated before well , not much. I have invested $8 in the lottery on previous occasions but never drew anything. " Mr. Poppcnutck came to this city from To- polto some seven months ngo and Is well known as n saloon man all over Kansas. Mr. Prlco has been in business in Omnhn for n lonsidcrublo time. Both gentlemen have re ceived the congratulations of hosts of friends. MOIITUAUY. THOMPSON. .T. W. Thompson , ngod thirty-six years , died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday night. The funeral will take place this morning 'rom the residence of his brother-in-law , D. T. Kclloy. a-J-33 Ohio. Services will bo hold , n the Holy Family church. ANPnBW VOHTIEH. Colonel A. H. Forbes received a telegram from Detroit from George Forbes , the well known turfman of Cleveland , yesterday afternoon , announcing the death , of their brother Andrew , who died yesterday , aged about forty-eight. Andrew Forbes wasquito a well known politician in his native city , and has bcon collector of the port of cus toms during the Cleveland administration , and was ulso president of the Andrew Forbes Assembly Knights of Labor. Ho was n man who had aeon much of the world , was the mute of n whaling vessel for ten years , and ono of the vent tiresome spirits of a polar ex pedition. Ho served nil through the war under the different commanders of the army of the Potainac. His life , always an honest and upright one , was much checkered by stirring events. At ono time ho had charge of a Bulling vessel for Captain Fagln on the lakes , and saw much of a fresh water sailor's life. He leaves , a wife and four children. The Whisky Xruet. Mr. P. E. llorof the Willow Springs distill ery , has returned from Peoria , where the executive committee of the Whisky trust has boon hold ing a meeting. The commit to WNS composed of Joseph Greonhut , Pcorla , presi dent' , George Gibson , Pcorln , secretary : Goo. Duckw6rth , Cincinnati , treasurer : and J. Hcnncssy of Chicago , A. Bevis of St. Louis , Lou Green and W. N. Hobart of Cincinnati , nnd Warren Coming , Adolph Wolncr and John Francis of Poorin. The commltto Was in session for three days. The members of the trust expect to complete their organiza tion 'about Januifry 1. The amount of ccr- tincates issued thus far la $15,000,1)00. ) They claim their intention Is to establish a co-opor- ntivo association" , to operate such distilleries as , can bo run with pront , nnd closing nil others , thus tim ing production to the alleged demands of the country. The first advance in prices will be In January. The price now Is § 1.05 per gal lon , but the distilleries claim this is below the cost. , The meeting at Peoria was not n success , there being still several distilleries which' cannot bo brought into the trust. It is understood that the trust contemplates erecting a largo elevator in this city In which to store their grain. The movement has not assumed dcflnito shape as yet , but the repre sentatives of the trust tire looking up u loca tion. _ Slightly Scorched. The smoke house attached to the moat packing house of Messrs. Stevens , Hamilton & Co. , located in the southern part of the city caught flro last. night and was scorched to the extent of $100. The burning out of n chimney on the building - ing No , 503 Soutli Tenth street last night created considerable excitement for a time. Personal Paragraph * ) . Juan Boyle , Kearney , Neb. , is in the city. D. M. Child , of Dunlap , In. , Is ut the Wind- sor. Daniel McEwcn , of Uockford , la. , is nt the Millard. C. R. Benedict , of Shelby , la. , is ot the Millard. P. B. Snllcs , of Groton , Nob. , is at the Millard. George Berry , of Chadron , Neb , , is at the Millard. Frank Barclay , of Beatrice , Neb. , is nt the Millard. M. F. Phillips , of Hamburg , la. , is nt the Windsor. D. W. ICrotzcr , of Atlantic , la. , is at the Windsor. A. B. Wood , of Goring , Neb. , la at the Windsor. F. E. Vcrrlll , of David City. Neb. , is at the Windsor. S. A. Barstow , of Broken Bow , Nob. , is Ii the city. W. A. Mcnrs and wlfo , of Albion , Nob. , are in the city. John J. Underwood , of Lincoln , Neb. , is a the Millard. Jnmcs Tigho nnd wlfo , of York , Neb. , are at the Millard. H. G. Cowols and wife , of Marlon , la. , nro nt the Windsor. J. L. Hutchlnson nnd wlfo , of Indlanola Neb. , are at the Millard. J. D. Kilpatrick and his brothers , W. II and U. J. , nro in the city. Messrs. Gcorgo Spanglor and T. J , MoICib bon , HnstlngM , Nub. , are ut the Millurd. John J. Scllon is happy over the receipt o an olcgant gold headed umbrella , the gift o the Olympic Theatre stock comiwny. Y. M C , A. A class will bo formed by the Y. M. C. A In phonography soon after January 1. Either Pitman's or Munson's system will bo used The class will moot twlco a week In the even ing. Tuition free. Address "Educationa Committee Y. M. C. A. " A Fair Somnambulist. San Francisco Alta. There can bo no doubt that the people who walk ii their sleep are not desirable guests to hnvo in a boarding houso. They nro linblo to create strange confusions nnd disagreeable dilemmas. Up on Suttci street is n largo domestic hotel , where families and binglo people are accom modated with all the comforts of homo Under these circumstances it is generally ally full of people. Young mnrrlec people are especially glad to find in buch an establishment the convenience of private life without the trouble am worry of housekeeping and bald-headoi middle-aged goutlemoii , who-lu thuir inato to Ttccumulnto fortunes , have put off mnrrlngo until it Is too Into to wed , gravitate to such places ns inovltnblvaa ho ncedlo turns to the north. The louse tn question was full of such xjoplo. But particularly noticeable miong thorn were n blushing young > ride , whoso beauty had grace whs the homo of every tongue , nnd a etout , red need denier in old iron , whoso slock mil shining appearance was only squnlcil by the smooth and polished stir- ace of his hairless head. Indeed , it vas a generally accepted rumor about ho house that his slick nnd glistening cranium was the result of incessant xillshlng with n rod bandana hnndkor- shlcf , which , for time out of mind , had > eon regarded ns a lending feature of its toildt. To say that this gentleman vas modest would only partially convoy in idea of his remarkable "bivekwaril- ness in coming forward" in the presence - once of ladles. The glances of fomlnino sycs would deepen the carmine hue of lit ) countenance until the blood ncomcd ready to burst from his veins. And a vord addressed to him in the liquid ac cents which only fomlnino voices can ibsumo would niuso every nerve of his body to thrill with embarrassment. Imagine the consternation of this gen tleman when on returning Into from dis club ono night ho found his apartment occupied by a lady. The dlscouory was lot made until ho had partially dis- obed. Coming into his room , the moon Buttling brightly through the window , ho began to throw off his clothes , without lighting the gas. When his coat , vest und shoos were removed - moved , nnd n woolen night cnp drnwn comfortnbly over his hond , bin sttspon- dors dangling gracefully from his waistband to his heels , und when iu the not of drawing off his trousers , hoviw interrupted by n gentle voioo from the bud , inquiring : "Is that you , dear ? " The horror of the situation rose vlv- dly before his eyos. It wns ns if alight- ling nliook hnd trnnsflxed him. His 'cot ' seemed glued to the floor. If ho ! mrt hnd nny hair on his hend it would Im vo rose on end. But the blood , which in the moment of his overwhelming as- Lonishmcnt hnd receded to his lionrt , now rushed furiously through his veins ind seemed to concentrate in a glebe of burning rod in the bond , from which the disheveled nightcap hnd f alien. "Aro you coming to bed , dcnrV" came ngnin the snmo gentle voice. This wns too much. With n bound like a panther the gontlomnn leaped to the sofa , nnd wheeling it from the corner - nor bprang behind it. The moon pouring a flood of light through the windows scorned to hnvo concentrated all its rays on that par ticular corner. It was lit up with the brightness of day. The lady saw the crouching figure , and noted the obcso and ungainly form. It was not her hus band. Visions of robber a. murderers and thieves passed through her mind with the rapidity of lightning. With a bound IM if upraised by a gnlvnnio shock , she sat up in bod. Then with a shriek as if all the steam calliopes in the country had boon combined In ono fearful disapa&on , she gave voice to her alarm. The noise of that awful shriek drove out of the mnn's heart his first alarm , nnd replaced it with another fright still more intense. "Ear heaven's sake , wpmnn , bo silentl" ho cried , from hia crouching plnco In the corner. The lady only shrieked the louder. Prom fright the man was rapidly pass ing into n condition of distracted cour age. age."Bo quiet , I toll youl" "Oh , sir , for pity sako's don't kill mo ! " Kill you , indeed ! Confound it , I'm not going to hurt you. But get out of here ! " Tliis confirmed her worst apprehen sions. A burglar hnd invaded her room. She would have fled , but the door was locked , and her nttiro was not fitted for a promenade through the halls. But she could yell , nnd she did. A succession of screams filled the room that would hnvo wakened the donil. They roused the house , nnd the hulls rapidly filled with frightened people. Among them came the husband of the rosy brldo. Ho had como homo Into , and not finding his spouse nsleop , ns ho oxpccted to , Concluded she was visiting some lady friends , and quietly tumbled himself into bed nnd.wont to sloop. The screams of the alarmed Indy had even penetrated his dormant senses , and ho came rushing out with the rost.J . "Oh , hcavohs , snvo mo , " ngnin came the alarmed entreaty from the bachelor's room. "That's my wife's voice , " ho shouted nnd his strong shoulders carried the door from its hinges. The sight that mot the startled group of people crowd ing into the room wns so ludicrous nnd absurd thnt in spite of sympathy for the terror-stricken lady they way to uncon trollable laughter. The frightened bachelor had wedged himself between the wall and sofa until ho looked ns tint ns a pancake. Occasionally ho glanced furtively over the back of tt , nnd then sunk with a gronn. The lady was , too busy screaming to think of anything else until nor husband's indignant in quiry ' 'What the mthchtof are you do ing hcroV" brought her In some degree to nor senses. "Oh. Charloy.thcro's a burglar ih Jh.p room ! " ' I'm not a burglar , " cried a smoth ered voice from behind the sofa , "This is my room , nnd I came homo to-night and found a woman In it. " Thcso hysterical explanations tended in no degree to allay the amusement of the boarders. But finally nn under standing wns reached. The lady was asleep sloop walker , nnd in this condition hnd wandered into the room and gene to bed. Catarrhal Dangers. To bo freed from the dangers of suffocation while lying down ; to breathe freely , sleep Roundly and undlstmbed ; to rlso relrethoa , bond clour , brain iictho andfioo froni | > ulii or ache ; to know thnt no poisonous , putrid mutter dellles the breath ana rots away the delicate nmclilnury of iinell , tusto and hcnrlni ; ! to fee 1 that the system does not , through Its veins and arteries , Hitck up the poison that Is sure to tin- dciintno aud dubtroy , ID Indeed a blennln beyond - yond nil other human enjoyments. To puminse Immunity from such n fnte should be the object of nil nlllicted. Hut those who lime tried many remedies and physicians despair of relief or cure , HANFOnD'slUntotr. Ounr. meelJioTfry phase of Catarrh , from a simple bend cold to the most loathsome and dc.itmi.tlvo stiiKos. H Is local and constitutional. Instant in lellevlnc , per manent In curing , safe , ocouomlcul and never- falling. 8\NfOim'R RADICAL CUIIF. consists of one bot- tloof theUAmc.u.CtmK.onobcuofOATAiiitiiAi. SOliVKKT. ntld OUH 111 I'll ! ) VKI ) iNIUf.KII , All wrapped 111 ono package , with treatise und direc tions and sold by all drugfrlxt-i for 11.00. VoTTEit Untiu & CHEMICAL Co. IIOSTOV. HOW MY BACK ACHESI Hack Ache , Kidney and Uterine I'alns , und Wcakiiessen. Soreness , Lament' , Strains and I'ulns IIEI.IEVKD IN ONK MINUTE by the CUTICUIIA ANTI-'AIN ! . .U.BI KH. The first and only paln-klllluu Plan ter , Now , original , lu'tiintancoUH , and infalli ble. Tlie mou perfect autldotu to rain , Inlluni- matlon. Weakness , ever compounded. At all druggist * , 21 cents ; flvo for 11.00 ; or , postuga free , of I'oTrutD I ) ua AWD CHEMICAL Co , , lloston , Man. tr cofdlltljr rtfonmtnft jrourU ! Ihtb t liuitVy fcn a u ul IM CoAMitttc * tnd Glttt. W r je ioM loitlilir. hl ( IrM twltfectlce. AUtt A IU4M.N. T. ftk ! . * . AH IMPROMPTU-VISIT A Reporter's ' Tisll H te D. P , Ey , Stops llnnttrcil * of Employer * Fonnil Thrro A 1'Homily Interview with Duo of llinm-lt U of Vlinl Import ance to the IMibllo. "What men sny nnd whnt men do are the of ptrainoimt Interest. 'Iho pi-roiml immt * ntor Urgfly Into nn urtlclo to nnke it desirable. " ItwaAnn old JourimllU u'hota position KI\VQ weight to wlmt lie wild thnt win tnlkltiLmul ho fcrtbo listened with both cnr.i open. "Vet" ho continued to A friend xlttlnR nenr iliu In thu Htieet car , "thnt neooiints to u Ktt'nt extent for Iho modern Interview , n thine , b\- the way , of ( otiiparuthely lucent date . His claimed thnt It hnd lit origin ut tin earlier time than tlin administration or Andruw JohiiHon. The \Vntih- ngton correspondent of nn eastern dally , who Is now one of the grvnt editors ot the nonth- wcst , w on Intimate terms wltn the president , and adopted in his letters the form known an he modem Interview to rot forth Johnson's > ecnllur views und fecllugx. That Is claimed to jo the origin of tt. " Jiixt here the/ writer hnil to leave thaear. Hound as ho wiw on u Intervlm\liit trip him * helf , ho wns jjrently lnteio < ted In tlio Informa tion that the Journalist was Impnrtlmr. and re- fretted thnt ha hnd to mlxs thn re.it of It. At the blacksmith shops of the Union 1'nelfio latlroad company thu scribe mot Mr. 4amen White , one of those hardy bunded HOIIH nf toll whn'Varn their broad by the xnuntnt their > ro\v , " during the course of the Interview Mr. White Haul : "hometlme about nine years aKO I took wlmt [ thought WIIM u alight cold , but It did not get well us soon as previous col'Jx. 1 would pot better nnd then , taklnt , ' n fresli cold , Would Cot mudi worse than 1 as before. Thin con- .Inned for some ) tlmo , when my head began tn ncho mo and 1 hnd severe pains over inyejes and , nt times , sharp shooting pains through my shoulders nnd In my rhet. also around my leurt. If 1 wa * fitting ilown nnd would rlioup quickly my heart would bent very much faster ind haidur than usunl , my nose nt times vroulrt K completely stopped ut > . so It was utterly 1m- losslble for me to ureathn through It , Kt other .linos I would neil two or three handkerchiefs a day. 1 would tuke colds on the east exposure , nnd homo hnfl colds continually. 1 had a continual dropping of mucus Into my throat , which wns nlwnys moro or less Inilamcd nnd Horu. At nliht while lying In bed thli nuciiB would gather lu my throat , and It was of 'roquent occui rcnco that m endeavoring to clear It away 1 would gag nnd noiuut lines vomit. MV KVKS M iilH : HK1) AND HWOt.MJN. niy appetite wan poor ; especially wns tm > the cas.0 tor breakfiuit , which I could uravcely look at ; 1 was troubled at times with a hacking cough , nnd all day long 1 would hnwknndHplt in a vain uiMlemor to clean my throat. 1 vta.s ahvnyHtnoro or lens constipated , and my food did not neem to digest properlv , mid caused mete to have u disturbed feeling In the. htomnch after eating ; 1 could not Bleep hoiiudlv at night , nn I Had horrible drenms which would wnkn mo nud cause a miserable fueling nnd n dread to go to sleep again. 1 had iil&o during the dny a roar- lug nnd btiKxIng noise. In my head andean * , which wns very annoying to rue. "Things went on getting worse , I tried differ ent doctors nnd various kludxnf patent medi cine , but derived uo perceptible benefit from anything I took. 1 wns losing tlosh and was be coming fqw nwntTKD Ann DKRvoNrmM * , and felt as though llfo was not worth living for , as 1 wns in constant misery nnd v , nt Inclined to give up In despair when my attention wnscalle lathe advertlHoment ot Drs. McCoy it Henry's wonderful treatment I tnndo up my mind to visit their offlcu and BOO It they could do nny- thing for me. Although my faith lu cither doc tors or medicine > \ as away below pur , I took their advice nnd began to use their treatment. I began to Improve nnd hnvo gained Blxtcun pounds since I bcenn treatment. Hut as It Is I am thankful I visited their oIKno for they brought mo safely tluougu an attack of typhoid f over and cured motnlliuly of my catarrh , nnd to day 1 fcol ns well as 1 ever did , nnd am nblo to do a day's work with ns much ease ns over. 1 forgot to sny thnt nt tlnif-B I becnmn so nerv ous and Irritable 1 scarcely .knew whnt to do with myself ; but that bus nil loft me , anil to-day I coutlihr myt.dC a strong and healthy man. " I J.UIKS HII1TK. Mr. James White. , us atyive stated , Isell and fu volubly known lu Omaha , where ho has re. Bided for a number of yours , nnd can be. found at his homo , tut ) North Kouiteeiith street , or nt the shops of the Union 1'aclllc nnd will fully corroborate the above statement to nny ouo who will take the time to cull on him. Home Dangers Which Are Made Known Ueflire Goniumptloa Appear * . When catarrh has existed lu the head nnd upper part of the throat for any length of tlmo the. patient living In the district where people are subject to cntnrrhnl affection and the din- cnse has been lift uncuri'd , the catarrh Invarl. ablv , sometimes slowly , extends down the wind pipe and Into the bronchial tubes , Mlilch tubes convey the air Into the dllTcrent parts of thu lutign. The tubes become affected from the veiling nud iniicus arising from catarrh , nnd In some Instances becotno plugged up BO that the ulr cannot get In ns noely ns it should. Shortness of bloat n follows nnd the patlvut brenthfls with labor nnd ditllculty. In other cases there Is a sound of cracking and \\huezliiK lusldo the chest. At this stage of the disease thu breathing Is iiMmlly more rujiid thnn when In henllh. 'Iho putloiit also has hot Hashes over his body. Ihe pain which accompanies this condition la of a dull character , felt In the client , behind the breast bone or under the shoulder blade. 'The pain may come and co-lust a few days and then bo absent for hovcral others. The cough that occurs In the first btago.s of bronchial ca- tai rh la dry , comes nt Intervals. Is hacking In character and usually most troublesome In the morning on arising or going to bed at night , nnd It may bo the tlrst evidence of the diseuao extending In the lungs. Atllrstlheromny bo nothing brought np by thn cough ; then there Is n llttlii tough , tunu- clou.s iniicux , which the putlout llnds ( jiout ditll culty In bringing up. bomt't lines there nro fits of coughing induced by tough mucus KO violent as to cause vomit ing. Later on mucus thnt Is raised Is found to contain small particles of yellow matter , which mdlcates that thn Binall tubes In thn lungs are now offered. With' this there aKTo7t n streaks ot blond mixed with the mucus. In dome cases the patient becomes very p'llo , has fever and ex pectorates before any cough appears. In some cases small manses of cheepoysub- Btanco nro * plt up , which , \i hen pressed between the flutters , emit a bad odor. In bter CIIKOS par ticles of a hard , chalky nature are Hplt up. The raising otclioo.sc-y or chalky lumps Indicates serious mUthlef at work Into the lungs. In some cases catnrrh will extend Into the lungHlnnfewweoks ; In other cases It may bo months and even years bofoio the dlneaso nt- tacks the lungs nuillcltmtly to CIIIIHO nnrions In terference with the p-nouit health. When the disease has dux-eloped to such a point the pa tient Is said to have cntarnUml lousiimptlon. With bronchial tatnrrh them Is mora or lesn fever w Illch dlllers with the dltfnnmt pnrts of the day-blight In the niorulm ; , higher In the ° Smnetliiie" during the day the patient has ft creeping , chilly sen atlou. which may last from half nn liour to nn hour , the surface of the body feeling dry and hot. During the night , near thu morning , there may b d oats. Buchswent * nrH known iiHtilglit Kwoats , IBTlioiiulsolH usually worn rapid than normal , nud the patient loses llu-h and htiongth. A fresh cold Is all that Is needed nt this point to do < clop rapid consumption. In HOIIIH Instimces the patient loic < strength and llcBh Klowlv. Uho muscles gradually WKhto ovuty. alien the pa tient gradually legulna Koine of his strength , only to lese tt ugalu. _ DOCTOR J , GRESAP McCOY , Late of BcllGne Hospital , New York , AND Dr. Columbus Henry ( Late of Uulvenjty of Pennsylvania ) ' ' No.nionndini iNuAMUKitmTWO. Corner Fifteenth and HarneyutH. , Omaha , Neb. , where all curable cam * uv treated with success. Medical dlseancs treated skillfully. Consump tion , llrtght'it dlieaao. I > ) inrpni > . Hbmmmttsm , and all NKItVOUS D/SHAKHS. / All ' " "ease * lie. cullar to the BCXM a specialty. OATAHIUI ° CONHUI.TATIDK nt ofllce or by mall , II. unice hours-d to II a. tn. , 2 to 4 p. m. , T to 8 p. m. . Hundftys Included. terre ! pondence receives prompt attention. Many diseases ar * treated successfully by Irs , McCoy and Henry through the mails , nnd It IB thus potable for thee miablo to maKe a journey to obtain BUcceusful hospital treatment at their homes. No letters anawered unless accompanied by 4c In stompa. Address all letters to Drs. McCor and Henry , KoonuSlO ana ill Uatnga building , Omaha ,