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EVERY MORNING. T1JHMS OP SUIISCIM1T10X. DAlly ( Morning rdlllon , In luulng Sunday UM-.niio Yvnr . . . S10 01 I'orSUMutitlii' . , " " 0 J'orThrsoMonlln . t . " M 'JlieOinabiiMinclny HF.K , nmllul to tiny nd- ilrnta , One Yvnr . 2 PO O > ! AIIA < H fll'K , NOS.014 AMI 910 1'Ul.VAM STIIKKT. Ni.w Yo/iKOrriCK , lloouiA , TIIIUUM. lim.n ! < IMI. WASHINGTON Ottici : , No. MJ Koua- COIIIIKSI'ONDKN'CE. ' All rnrnmunlcatlons rflotliiB to news unit editorial mutter ulioiild be addressed to thu KUlTOIt OFTIIK III.K. iiusiNiiss ixrrnits. All Imdlnrss Ifttors nnd rrmlttntirei Miould bo I n-ldrccHcd to Till : Illh I'ri'.usniMi CIMI'\HV ( , OMAHA. Urnfln. rlierks nnd poitoillco ordirs to Ve umile pnyublc to the 01 dor of thu cninimny. The Boo PnWlsliIiigCipany , Proprietors , E. ROSEWATBH. Korrou. _ THI : DA ii A * 111:1 : ; . fiworn Statement ol'Cli'Ciilalloti. Htntc of Nc1 > rnskn , I u County of loii'lns | , | H < B > ( Ice , It. T/schiirk. necri'tnryi'f The ll"o I'nli- liL' ooniimny , doci Milciimlv M\i'\r ; that the lutilm circulation of the Dally IUf lor thu Ueck cmlUiK.lun. 1 1 , ltNUH < us follow K : f-'utimlay , .Inn. 7 . 1VH" > Mindiiy. .Inn. H . IWHnl Mondiiy , .Inn. . IWIKI Tuesiliiy. Jim. II ) . II.S'il \Vidnrsdny , . Inn. U . ll..iM ) 'riinrxiliiy , .Inn. 1" . Hk ! ' " > I'lldny.Jnn. I.I . H.WW A\crngc . lo.OIT or.n. ii. Tx.ciiu ( u. Sworn to nnd subscribed In my piuico this Hth day of January , A. L ) . , 1N-S. x.V. 1'IIIL , Notaiy 1'ubllc. Stntc of Nelirnskii , I County of Inii ) | > liis4 ( f ( li-o. 11. Tsc huck , tii-Ing llrst duly worn , do- iM-sand BIIJ-H tlmtliu 1 Ht-actnryof Tlio lieu \ ublishing company , that thu lutiial iivcra o dully rlrtuliitloiiof tlio Dully llco for the month of January. lrK7 , Hl.ail rojilei : for February , ] Ni7 , 14,178 ( nnlfs ; forMami , It-b" , 11.1HI conies : for April. 18S7. 14i1ll : coplrs ; for May , 1SMI , n.2n copies ; for. lime , ISK7 , 11,147 < oile- ] j lor July , l7 ( , 14KI ( ropiest for Atintlf-t , IS > 7 , 11,1.11 copies ; forS < ptciuber , IW , 1I.HIU rople" ; for October , 1M.7 , M.ttSt ; for November , Ibt" , l.V U copies ; for December , Itb7 , 15,04 1 copies. tiio. : n. T/.POIIUCK. P orn nnd subscribed to In my picoenro thU 2d day of January , A. 1) . 1HN8. K. V. VKll , . Notary Public. Tun anti-monopoly message of the governor of Iowa lias caused moro stir in the Hnwkoyo state than did tlio mes sage of Grover Cleveland. Tin : prospeols for opening Iho Sioux reservation are said lo bo encouraging. If it is opened lot us hope this will bo a step toward making good citizens of the Indians without killing them. IT is to bo hoped that the two factor ies destroyed by tire on Sunday morning in this city will bo speedily rebuilt. Omaha cannot afford to lose a single ono of her established industries. CONOUKSSMAN GUKXTIIKK , of Wisconsin - consin , proposes to make himself a modern "Jack the " giant-killor"-by at tacking the trusls of Iho country in a legal way. If ho is as successful he will immortali/.o himself. TltK railroad organists over in Iowa are very much incensed at Governor Larrabeo because ho has changed on the question of regulating railroads , and they want to know the reason why. Well , wise mon change , fools never. Fr.OHiDA papers are boasting of the "eternal spring" which breathes over that elongated state while blizzards are raging in the north. They say nothing of the eternal fevers thai lurk in Iho swamps or Iho eternal spring sickness thai afllicls their population , however. THE present year thus far has boon as prolific of railroad accidents as was the corresponding period of last year , and nearly or quilo as disastrous lo human life. The car steve is in loss general use than a year ago , but it has already had its victims and Iho winter is bul half passed. K IIHHIINS will draw no moro of Iho people's money from the national treasury. Ho stepped down and out yesterday , and is now a private citizen. It is to bo hoped that ho will now bo al lowed to sink into well-earned obscur ity. The country has heard enough of him. TllK San Francisco board of educa tion recently transferred a lady princi pal of ono of the grammor schools to another and less desirable school and lowered her salary. This was done while she was absent. When she re turned she refused to accopl her new charge and was subsequently dismissed by the board. She brought action to compel them to reinstate her and was sustained by the court. This is an in- Blructivo precedent. One of our country exchanges ex presses great regret that Attorney General Leoso has resigned from the stnto board of transportation. The at torney general has done no such thing. IIo could not retire from the board if ho would. Tlio law makes the atlorncy general a member 6f the board , and ho will remain a member so long as ho continues lo bo Iho altornoy general. IIo has simply resigned Iho presidency of the board , because ho did not want to act in thai cupaoily. TllK middlemen , in Itioso brandies of trade where combination is easily prac ticable , may wholly defeat the advant age which consumers should gain from a regulation of transportation rates In their interesl. Tlio Irulh of this is illustrated by the coal dealers of Lincoln , and very likely other examples could bo found. Generally compe tition is a sufficient means of regulating the middlemanbut in the present sitim- lion of Iho coal market , thanks to the anthracite pool , ho is enabled to have things pretty much his own way. The people are certain to have their inning sooner or later. THE farmers of Nebraska are warned by the state horticullural socioly lo bo on Ihoir guard agninsl Iho Irco peddler from abroad , who may bo expected to make his appearance at an early day. Ho is a shrewd , persevering and plaus ible individual , always fully equipped with the means to allure the confid ing farmer , and should bo entertained with great caution and sparingly hooded. Wido-awako people will rarely bo taken in , as there is very lltllo ditll- qulty in determining who are trusl- worthy and who are not. The horticul tural society makes suggestions regarding - _ ing improvements in fruil growing and 'tho continued planting of fruit , trees which should command .the attention of tumors. * . ' . , ' Conspiring Against Cleveland. Tlio Washington correspondents of fMoral Mislcrn junrnu ) ! ) profess to have discovered a strong conspiracy to defeat the rutinmlimtion of CLnvolund. They represent thiil u combination embracing prominent democrats in u number of fitutoi has boon formed , the solo purpose of which Is to antagonize the president , work tip opposition to him within the party , and carry the war into the national convention. Among those said to bo identlllcd with this secret move ment are Senator Gorman of Maryland , Senator Brown of Georgia , Senator Vnnco of North Carolina , Senator MePherson and Congressman MeAdoo of Now Jersey , Samuel .1. Kandnll and other.It is intimated by so responsible an authority as the Now York 2/HIM / that Governor Hill is not unaware of or unfavorable to the conspiracy. The grounds of opposition are that Mr. Cleveland has boon un faithful to the pledges made before his election with respect to appointments , that ho had arrogantly assumed to aet for himself without consulting the opin ions and regardless of the wishes of the men who most largely contributed to his election , that ho has interfered in state politics for the purpose of over throwing democratic leaders , and fi nally that his civil service reform and tarilT policies are inimical to the wel fare of the democratic party. There are somr facts that give credi bility to this alleged movement. Sena tor Gorman , since his men lliggins and Thomas have dropped out of federal po sitions , has visited the white house but once , and then only to declare his dis pleasure and announce , so it is said , his determination not to support Mr. Clove- laud for renomination. 'i'ho ' speech of Senator Brown the other day in the bonato , in favor of repealing all internal taxes and leaving the tarilT as it is , was a deliberate attaclc on the policy coun seled by the president. The introduc tion in the house by Bourke Cockran , the Tammany orator , of n bill to repeal the civil service law , wiw a palpable blow at the administration , and of cour.se lias the endorsement of the political organization of which the author of the bill is the especial pot and representa tive. Mr. Randall is reported to still keep clear of the white house and the departments , as ho has done for more than a year past , and ho is known to bo making a vigorous olTort to secure for liis friends the control of the demo cratic state committee of Pennsylvania , with the obvious purpose of himself con trolling the delegation from that state in the democratic national convention. Putting all these things together it is not dillleult to give a measure of cre dence to the report of a movement to defeat Mr. Cleveland for renomination Would such a movement , bo likely to accomplish anything11 ! Has not the democratic party gouo so far in committing itself to the ronoini- nation of Mr. Cleveland that it cannot now abandon its allegiance to him with out inviting certain defeat ? Wo do not believe that it is now poesiblo to pre vent liis renoininution. Our opinion is that the oHlco-holding element and the conservative members of the party will stand together , and that they will bo strong enough to carry the conven tion for Cleveland. The opposition maybe bo able to command homo votes for another man , but the renomimvtion of the president on the first ballot , if not by acclamation , may as well bo accepted as a foregone conclusion. But what of the election V Then will bo the opportunity of the democratic op ponents of the president , if they have the courage to take advantage of it. There is no doubt that if they should prefer defeat of the party to the vindication that Cleveland would re ceive from success , with the strong probability that his last four years would bo distinguished by a more olTen&ivo ar rogance and assumption , a more utter disregard of pledges , than are the grounds of present opposition , they could effect the result of their choice. The disaffection of a few thousand dem ocratic voters in Now York , moat easy of accomplishment , would do it. But would the alleged conspirators have the courage to do this ? Very likely they would not. The Future of Wyoming. In his last report the governor of Wy oming presents many facts showing the material progress of that territory dur ing the past year and the conditions that give promise of a future of rapid growth and almost boundless prosperity. Embracing an area as largo as the New England states and Indiana combined , this territory has a wealth of undevel oped resources believed to bo unsur passed in any equal area on the globe. The opening up of these natural riches has boon steadily advancing during the last few years , every stop demonstrating the vastness of the resources that await the application of capital and labor and the facilities to make them readily available in the world's markets. The want of the latter has been the obstacle to a moro liberal employment of the former , but Ihis diflicuUy has been largely removed and will at an early day disappear altogether. From now on Wyoming , offering the strongest in ducements to enterprise , is as well as sured as any portion of the west of a rapid growth in population , industrial development and material prosperity. The advance of the railroads into Wyoming has already been a great stimulus to the progress of the territory , and this ollect will unquestionably bo still moro apparent during the present anti succeeding years. The extension of the Burlington and Northwestern systems through the -Black Hills and into the Laramie plains penetrated a region among the richest portions of the terri tory. The Burlington reaches Chey enne , and the Northwestern has boon extended through the heart of Wyoming to Fort Fottormau. This year the lattei system will bo further extended , by con nection with the Central Pacific , into Utah , which has al o l > ccomo the ob jective line of the Burlington. Thus there will bo three competing trunk lines opening up a vast region heretofore inaccessible to civilization and indus trial development. The Union Pacific in order to hold its own against its pow- orlul rivals , is building' brunch lines and fccdcra into the region already pcii- otratod by the Northwestern. With such enlarged railway facilities Wyom- nlng will witness a now era. Coal nining will no longer bo the only busl- ICHS inviting enterprise and the chief source of her industrial prosperity Capital will develop her great quarries ) f marble and granite , her vast deposits ) f soda , and last , though not least , icr great basins of petroleum , which promise to o.xcel the oil lelds of Ohio and Pennsylvania in the quantity and quality of their product , both for illuminating and lubricating | ) iirposes. For moro than twenty-five years it has been well known that an enormous deposit - posit of petroleum existed in the region west of Fort Fetlerman and in the neighborhood of the South Pass. Many ) il springs had boon discovered by ovor- and travelers in that section , and spec imens of the oil as it bubbled up from the surface , were brought to Omaha eng before the Union Pacific was com pleted. But the oil fields remained undeveloped for want of cheap faolll- , ios to transport the oil to market. The Union Pacific is too remoteand hauling die oil by wagon was outof thoquesllon. I'lio first practical effort to develop the oil basins of Wyoming has been made within the past two years by three or four Omaha capitalists , who Imvo ac- luired largo tracts of oil-producing ands and have sunk several wells suc cessfully. Since the Northwestern road las entered Laramic plains a number of separate ro.'iipiinioshave been organized it Chicago , Omaha and elsewhere , ami reparations are in progress for explora- Jon and extensive development during the present year. Those who ire engaged in this enterprise 'eel confident of the most satisfactory results. Geologists who have visited that section agree that the Wyoming oil basins will probably nlTord a greater supply than the fluids of Pennsylvania md Ohio. The known extent of the oil region in the territory , and the thick ness and area of the oil-producing sur faces , exceeds all ether fields in this country combined. The chemical ( ests litivo been most satisfactory , showing especially that in lubricating qualities the Wyoming oil is not surpassed by that found elsewhere in this or any other country. With such boundless inducements to investment and enterprise , and the facilities provided to make promptly available the developed re sources , Wyoming cannot fail to speed ily realize a vigorous advance in popu lation and material prosperity. Ilnscnll's leadership. No man in Nebraska is hotter equip ped for all-round legislative work than Isaac S. Hascall. A lawyer by profes sion , thoroughly versed in constitutional law , ho has by years of experience in slate and municipal legislatures ac quired n mastery of the requisites for practical lawmaking. As a parliamen tarian ho has few equals and no supe riors. Had his abilities boon honestly exerted in tho. interest of good govern ment no position within the gift of the people would have been beyond his reach. But Hascall it by natural in stinct inclined to dishonest and dis honorable methods. He is as bold as he is unscrupulous. IIo is built that way. His career forcibly demonstrates that such a man in public life is dangerous. Whenever ho is allowed to become a leader the men who train with him be come utterly reckless and finally go down in disgrace. Whether among the Jayhawkers of Kansas , the cowboys of Wyoming or in the Omaha city council , Hascall's natural bent has boon that of an outlaw. He knows what is law as well as any man in Nebraska , but ho would rather evade or violate law than obey it. When ho was fir&t in the coun cil eight years ago ho became the leader of the infamous gang of boodlers who sought to saddle upon this com munity a moat gigantic waterworks swindle , that would have robbed the tax payers of Omaha of fully halt a million dollars. Remonstrances against this audacious piece of rascality wore impu dently and defiantly thrown under the table. Petitions wore not allowed to bo read in the council and finally leading taxpayers were compelled to appeal to the courts for protection against Hascallity. By the end of that term Hascall and his pals were buried , by an indignant and outraged commu nity , under a mountain of votes. Then Hascall took a rest for a few years. When ho came up for mayor-in 1883 ho was beaten by over 1,900 majority. A year later ho was elected ward council man under promise of reform. But ho wasn't in tlio council six weeks before his natural-born cussednessobtained the mastery. Again the leading tax-payors Had to band together and appeal to the courts to enjoin another swindle the sandstone job. When the courts had disposed of this matter , Ilascall moder ated for a while , but ho was simply play ing 'possum. As usual his leadership politically buried nearly every council man who had been associated with him. Both of the previous coun cils , in which Ilascall was leader , plunged Omaha headlong into heavy overlaps and piled up a mountain of claims against the city. Last spring Hascall bobbed up se renely once moro. Many prominent property owners vouched for his reform and begged that ho bo allowed to put his shoulders to the wheel again. The prevailing desire for vigorous work in behalf of public improvements overshadowed for the time Hascall's malodorous record , and ho was elected by a larger majority than any man "on tlio tickot. That swelled and turned his head completely. Ho imagined him self mayor , governor and lord high ox ccutionor. His modest suit of gray was discarded and ho donned broadcloth and a stove-pipe to support the honors which the people had showered upon him. him.But But the promised reform of the head of the ticket did not materialize. It was in his case as it was with his satanio majesty : When the Devil was sick The Devil a monk would bo. When the Devil got well , Devil a monk was ho. Hascall had no sooner taken his seal in the present council tluui ho resumed his old pranks. IIo ul once showed tlio cloven lu\of \ and raised a revolt against , ho chief of police- , the police commis sion , and the governor. Ho cpncoctod a version of the , law which ho knew to wubiiselcsH. By rousing the jealousy of councilman who imagined that they had , i right to dictate rules to the commis sion , ho persuaded a majority to join lim in a law-defying combination. Some of these mon hud been loud in their assertions that they know Hascall too well and wore tt > b intelligent to bo made Ills dupes or to bo led by the nose by a man of his reputation. But they were drawn into the dragnet and kept there 'or six months. By that tlmo most of ( horn were thoroughly demorallvcd and ; oo helpless to stand on their own legs. Hascall's pernicious leadership 1ms ruined them. Until that leaders-hip is repudiated by a majority uf the council , , ho charter will r oniiiin a dead letter , and the power of the courts will have : o bo invoked to protect citizens and taxpayers against vicious legislation , corrupt combinations and jobbery. WltnN' the present council entered upon its work it proclaimed its intention not to narrow another street in Omaha. This policy has , however , been aban doned long ago , and the utter insincer ity of the council bellwether in Unit ro- spcet , as in ether matters , has been lomonstrated. Tlio policy of soiling every foot and strip of ground on which the city can realize a dollar was inaug urated when Hascall was in the coun cil years ngo. Thou na now his schemes caused an overlap in tlio treasury and it was deemed necessary to part with what ever city property was available to keep , ho tax-eaters in fodder. Wo notice , 'or instance , that fiftocn-foot strips of a street south of the Union Pacific and B. & M. tracks are ofllciallyadvorlisod for sale by the city cleric. Ax esteemed Lincoln contemporary leveled four columns of valuable space on Monday morning to "Tho Bold i'hioves of India , " but wo do not recol- .ect of its over having four lines of space lo spare for tackling the bold thieves in Nebraska. THE FIELD OF INDUSTRY. A cotton mill Is to bo built at Koanoke , Va. Mobile has u line of steamers to Liver pool. pool.All All parts of Mobile are lighted by electric light. Boot anil shoo shops will soon start in Texas. A $100,000 cotton factory Is to bo erected at Fordyce. i A $100,000 cotton factory is to built at New man , Gii. ; At Salisbury , N. C. , a now cotton mill has just started. The Italian silk crop is 9 per cent below the average. il In Khoilo Islamllhb textile mills are nearly nil sold uhe.id. ' ' The copper exporters in New York have found it necessary to unload. Alabama has 150 saw mills and lias 15,000- 000,000 feet of standing pine. Ono Indiana car bOlldcr turned out 400 cars in December for one' company. A metallurgical engineer has succeeded hi mailing pig-iron with natural gas. It is probable that Chicago , will appropri ate $153,000 for electric lightning. Work is being slowly resumed in tuo ho siery mills throughout the country. .A $100,000 hosiery establishment will start in the spring at Frankin Fulls , N. II. The sum of ? 150,000 is to bo expended for a sowcrago system in Fort Smith , Ark. The Jewelry manufacturers of Rhode Island report a decided improvement. A now railroad 200 miles long is to bo built through the richest section of Florida. At Hugcrstown , Md , , the capacity of the silk mill has boon iucrcascd four times. The actual yield of raw silk this year will bo 15 per cent less than that of last year. A St. Louis car company is putting in an electric plant in order to work night and day. day.Hoot Hoot and shoo jobbers and retailers in all sections of the country are having a first- class trade. The Now York Central railroad company has ordered POO gondola cars from u Pcnn sylvaniu concern. Pig-iron freights per ton from Birming ham , Ala. , range from § 3.10 to Louisvlllo to M.'JS to Pittsburc. Florida will furnish 1,000,000 boxes of oranges this year. Three acres in full bear ing j icld 1,000 boxes. A Madison ( Mo. ) tcxtilo mill last year turned out 1,000,000 yards of ladies' dress goods with 250 hands. The Pennsylvania railroad company has placed orders at Altoona for 109 locomotives and 3,500 freight cars. A Cincinnati wire-null company has just completed a factory that will turn out 150,000 kegs of nails per year. The southwestern railway systems nro in the market for large supplies of rolling stock and railway material. In Brooklyn 1,000 glass workers , in Cin cinnati liiO carriage painters and in PIttsburg ; iOO toolmakers are idlo. An electric lighting company in Newark has unfilled orders on its book for 100,000 , lamps and 120 machines. The Indiana natural gas wells produce 19,000,000 cubic foot jler day. The largest wells give out 4,000CKX , | feet. Illustrated Illicit ) . niake'fi Matiatlne. A man wouldn't objsct to having his portrait trait printed in the daily newspapers , if they didn't put his name under it. The naino at tached is what makes it libellous. Right Man In the Right t'lncc. St. J ii > h Qmelte. It is evident that 'HJig Frank , " the brutal judge of the "kangaroo court" in the Omaha Jull , is the right man In the right place until ho shall bo hung or sent to the penitentiary. Ho ought to bo quitd a good lawyer consider ing how many criminal cases ho has been de fendant in. _ Caste. JMen T. O'JVclt. A llttlo chick once took n notion to roam , And bidding adieu to his mother and homo , Ho traveled an hour to him 'twas a day And came to a farmyard some distance away. While wandering 'round It , searching for Ho heard an old mother hen calling her brood , And Instantly knew , by the wild , frightened cry Of warning , a henlmwk was hovering nigh. IIo flow to tue mother hon crying , poorthlng , "Dear Biddy , plcaso lot ino get under your wing. " "Oh , no I" replied Biddy , "though much I ro- ahavd to excuse mo ; you're not In my Mk" . .1" . STATK AND TERRITORY. Nebraska .lotting. Local shipments from Plnttsmouth last year amounted to Dill ! carloads ; re ceipts 1,101 , carloads , A syndicate of hog buyers is operating in C'ustor and adjoining counties , buyIng - Ing hogs at Omaha prices and dispensing \ulh middlemen , Knos Moeks , a Frontier county bachelor - lor , wearied of his lonely lot , sent a bullet through his head last week and joined the angels. Two moro have been added to the largo list of postmistresses in the state Mrs. Fannie Dustln , at Dustln , Holt county , and Mrs. Ell/a y. Frank at ( trover , Seward county. Tlio ladies always display their best qualities among the mails. Dennis Mahoncy , a farmer in Otoo county , is reported to have fallen heir to a fortune of $ .r)8MK , ( ) in Ireland. Tlio report is a campaign He. Under tlio bonolk'lont rule of Bnlfour it IH impos sible for an Irishman to fall heir to a greater estate than a prison cell fringed with a plank bed and diluted porridge. It was in the parlor of the nobby lit tle cottage owned and occupied by a newly married couple. ' 'Do you smoke , Mr. Jeffrey ? " said the lady to a caller , and without waiting for an answer she brought out an elegant plush-covered box filled with superb tutors. "Take two or three of them , plcaso , " she rat tled on , unmindful of gathering frowns. ' 'A Christmas I'll . " present , wager. ex claimed Mr. J. ' 'Yes ; they are delight ful. My husband told mo to treat friends liberally with them , as they are too good to keep. " lO\VU Items. Tiio packing bouse at Atlantic is building a now ice house and will put up 111,000 toils of ico. The Crawford County Farmers' alli ance will hold its annual meeting at Donison on the Kith inst. A full now roller mill is onp of the many improvements which Corning pee pie are expecting the coming scasou. Odebolt is going to spend $250 in im proving her base ball park , and oxpoels to have a first-class club this summer. The Cass County Agricultural society has passed a resolution declaring a dis continuance of holding fairs , and ap pointed a comtnitteo to sell the properly and close up the business. W. E. Andrews , the DCS Moincs man ager of the Western Newspaper Union , has sold out his interest to the throe re maining owners of the concern for $110,000 in cash. Ton years ago ho was a reporter on the DCS Monies Leader at n Btilary of $15 u week. Dakota. A vein of good coal has been discov ered in Wells county. The semi-monthly clean-up from the mines in tlio Deadwood district amount to about SIM.OOO. Prohibition virtually rules in Miller since the law went into effect on Janu ary 1. Crape was heavily festooned over the door of one saloon in respect to the death of alcohol , and upon another , tlio leading saloon in the place , was the legend , "This Property for Sale. " During the past year thirty-two ap plications for patents on mining claims were made in the United States land office in Deadwood , against twenty-four for the year 1880. Forty-one mineral entries wore made and the snmo number of receipts issued during this year , be ing seventeen more limn in the preceding - ceding year. Forlcon Schnollor , a farmer living four miles southwest of Iroquois , sui cided recently. Ho got out of bed , pro cured the sho'tgun , laid down again.put- ting the muzzle close to hisjhoad , and pulled the trigger. Ono of his daugh ters lately married against his will and ho gives this as his reason for the deed. Ho leaves a wife and eleven children. SORE THROAT RE3IED1KS. Practical Treatment for this Season's Prevailing Ailment. Boston Herald : We will outline the treatment which can safely bo applied in the early stage of any severe form of sere throat or tonsilitis. The first thing to do is to take a mustard foot bath , as hot as can bo borne , and then got into bed. By that time the patient is gen erally feverishand a sAveat is advisable. Very few woivadttys care to use the old- fashioned method of sweating which our forefathers found so effectual ; wo must , therefore , find some means moro pleasing. Lot them go to the nearest apothecary and have him put _ up the fol lowing mixture : Sweet spirits of nitre , ono ounce ; spirit of mindoreus , three ounces. Of this take ono tablespoonful in half a tumbler of water every three hours until the fever subsides. The dose wo have advised is for an adult only ; the disease in children wo nro not discussing. Extra blankets should bo added to the usual bed- clothing. In many cases under this treatment patients sweat profusely ; others , however , do not do so as freely , and yet the fever seems to subside nearly as rapidly. It would scarcely bo wise to continue the medicine advised moro than twenty-four hours , at least not in such largo doses ; that length of time is generally suiliciont for it to ac complish its purposo. Wo naturally ex pect patients in such attacks to bo very restless and wakeful , therefore some quieting medicine will very likely bo needed. If it is , a five-grain dovers powder may bo given at bedtime , and repeated , if necessary , in four or five hours. On the following morning it will bo advisable , unless dinrrluua ex ists , to give a sodlitz powder or a moro active cathartic. This , then is the internal treatment to bo applied for the purpose of arrest ing it when a severe attack of sere throat , accompanied by fever , is threat ened. There are local measures which can bo used , and which will assist and contribute some to the comfort of the patient. Water dressings to the neck arc very old-fashioned and as efficacious as they tire old. Some may never have used them ; therefore a word in desop- tlon : Take a towel and dip it in cold water , wring it gently , fold it into a band about four inches wide and apply it comfortably tight about the neck. Over thai place a dry towel , such as a Turkish towel , and then over both pass and pin a small towel or piece of llan- nol properly folded. Leave this oh all night. In the morning when you take it oiT.apply in its place a silk handker chief or a strip of finnnol. Now for a gargle , as every patient considers that indispensable. Hot water is the best. The chlorate of potassn is a jxjpular remedy , but is much overrated , and is really bettor in sere throat which lias o.xisted a day or so than in the first few hours after the attack. This com pletes the treatment which .wo rocrim- mend patients to try who will insist upon dosing themselves. Lot them use it for twenty-four hours after the at tack commences if they will. It can done no harm in any case , and in very many a marked improvement will bo the re sult. If lollioular tonsilitis is the form which is threatened , the sere throat will bo measurably relieved , although , probably , it will not entirely disappear for three or four days. Tlio backache , the pains in the limbs and head , the constitutional symptoms will also tub- side. If the dlricasq porsisU , its course will huvo been much milder , and huvo been shortened by this' treatment , As tor abscess of the tonsil , the longer a sere throat rung the greater the iliuigw of nn abscess forming. Therefore , the means devised will bo likely to antici pate Hint cllstrpaslnp complication , if , on the second day after the attack , it is clearly evident that the patient is Im proving , it Is hardly likely Unit ho will think it necessary to call a physician. If , however , ho is not much bettor after applying the treatment recommended for twenty-four hours , then ho certainlv ought to have medical advice. So much space has been devoted to symptoms and management that the preventive must bo dismissed with a few words. If people will bo careful and not take cold they will seldom bo troubled with sere throaty. Henry Cirorgo anil IIIH 1'ollcy. Tlit Simulant. Many of our friends ( especially those in the west ) , who have mosl strenuously urged that wo should USNI party enter the presidential campaign are , 1 am in clined to think , under the impression that wo could outer that campaign with out developing any serious differences among us on the tariff question , and saying to protectionists ami revenue re formers "a plague on both your houses , " leave them to fight out their own bat tles , while wo continue to advocate the Hinglo tax. Both assumptions are , to my mind , clearly erroneous. There is , I think , no question that the great body of our friends are thoroughgoing free traders. Wo are indeed tlio freetraders , the successors , a century after , of that school of great Frenchmen who began the free trade movement in modern times , and like us advocated the single tax , and from whom Adam Smith and the Manchester school took only so much of the free-trade doctrine as was palatrblo to British capitalists , and thus tlegradop the glorious name free trader by attaching it to half hearted revenue reformers. But , never theless , although our doctrines as to the relations between land and labor lead to full free trade , and cut tlio ground from under protectionist fallacies as the moro revenue reformers never can cut it , there are many among us who have not yet fully seen the connection. These men are well represented by our recent candidate for comptroller , Victor A. Wilder of Brooklyn. They are with us on the direct line of abolishing state and municipal taxes upon labor and tlio products of labor and concentrating thorn upon land values. That is to say Ihoy are with us in state politics , but would not bo with us in national politics , when the tariff issue assumed promi nence. Their position is , that they are willing to accept free trade after wo get all taxes save those imposed by tlio tariff abolished ; but until that time they are protectionists. This is , in national pol itics , and at the present time , an irrec oncilable difference. Such men as Mr. Wilder and myself , while wo could act well enough together in a municipal or state campaign , could not possibly agree upon a common platform in a national campaign when the tariff question is an issuo. Is not the best thing wo can do then , to agree , with mutual respect for each other , to disagree in national mit- ters , and to unite upon purely state is sues11 ! * What Shall We Do With Our Hoys ? St.Jne J/ciuM. Young James C. Talmago , the twonly- year-old son of the late general man ager of the Wabash , shot and killed Operator Kebb , at Brunswick , this Into , hist Monday evening. Tlio cir cumstances of the case are reported as follows : Talmngc has been employed on the division between Brunswick and Stnnborry. Several days ago Kobb called Talmago lo take his train , but Talmago failed to report and the train was delayed , The superintendent of the division called for a report of the cause of the delay and the operator re ported the facts. Monday evening when preparing to start with his train , Tal mage and Kobb quarreled over the re port. The dispute ended with blows and a free fight. Tulmago struck Kebb with his lantern and was promptly knocked down. Kobb followed him to the ground and was beating him , when Talmago pulled his revolver and fired , the bullet penetrating Kobh's body and causing death in a few minutes. There is something peculiarly unfor tunate in this affair , because the dead man has a largo family dependent upon him , while Talmago has an aged mother and several sisters allot thorn being de voted to him. It is rather a strange fact that a man of Talmngo's prospects should have been engaged fir.it as brakeman and then as _ freight conductor upon a road of which liis father , a man of great wealth , was general manager. But the late Manager Talmago had peculiar ideas about boys , quite different from those usually hold by wealthy parents. Ho gave his sons fair educations and then put them to work like less favored boys , and they were expected to begin at' the bottom ana work their way to the top provided they got there at all. During the southwestern strike of two years ago an older brother of this boy became involved in a cutting scrape in a saloon in Texas , which created not a little comment at the time , and now the younger son will bo tried for murder , though judging from the circumstances , ho will probably bo ac quitted. Wo cannot but feel that a father who has ample means judges badly when ho sends his son , not yet a man in either ngo or experience , to the rough life of a common train , man. While it is well that boys should learn the practical side of life us well as of business , it seems to us that it is bettor that they learn it in a less dangerous school tlmn that of rail road labor. Whether acquitted or con victed , young Talmago's career has suf fered a painful shock , and one from which it will take considerable time to recover , and wo are not prepared to at tribute the fault entirely to tlio boy him self. A CONFIDENCE GAME. How John CiuninliiH Worked an Idaho Mining Scheme. San Francisco Chronicle : From vari ous sources the Chronicle has obtained information of n , confidence gnmo played by ono John Cummins , who. by means of his misioprosontations. has managed to rob a ludv in this city and a family and a friend of that family residing at Los Angeles. In August , 1887 , Cummins was intro duced to the notice of a Mrs. Kimball , residing on Bush street , by agentleman friend of hers. CumminH was suave and exceedingly attentive and sympathetic toward ladies. About the time Mrs. Kimball was introduced to Lumminssho was involved in a Jaw suit which eji- tailcd a largo expenditure of money. Cummins , who was a frequent visitor at her house , sympathized with her , nay- ing : "Never mind , madam ; I'm sorry you lost so much money , but I'll put jou on to a good thing in a short tlmo. " Matters pro'grcs'sod so far as dally vis its were conscrncd until ono aftornoon. Cuminings ctimo U > see tyrd. Kimball , f and tlftor iv tow remarks to load up tolho object of his visit , snld : "NowMrs. , Kimbiill the time has eomo como when I can make nome money for you. If joii will lot mo have $ , MH ) I will give you a deed for oiio-fourth interest in tlio Homestead and Forest Queen mlnos. situated in the Helena mining district of Alturaseounty , Idaho. " Ho went on to paint lii glowing colors the prosnocln of the mine , nnd told how ho had been offered $ V.ooo ( ) for it bv a syndicate , until Mis. Kimball handed him the $ oOO. But ho requested Mrs. Kimball to take any letters that might como to him addressed to her cure. C'ummins endeavored to win the hand of the California street voting ladv , and tried to Induce her mother lo part with some money to further his Idaho mine se.homo. but in this ho failed , as the lady had no immediate funds rt her dis posal. On September 1 1 , 1887 , ho took a deed of a mining claim to Mrs. Kimball , duly signed and wiinussod before Notary C\ D. Wheat of this city , convoying to her one-fourth of the mines before named , but inserted $76,000 as the amount paid to him. Upon being questioned about tlio dis crepancy in the amount named , ho said that ho put a largo sum into the deed cause when n sale was made it would look bettor. Ho told Mrs. Kimball at that date that ho was going to Idaho to sell the mines , and left Kan Francisco. That was the last Mrs. Kimball over saw of the fellow. On Sanlomber " ( I , however , she re ceived a letter with the deed recorded from John M. Canaday , recorder of Al- turns county , I. T. , and a letter from Cummins , dated at Ogden. This letter stated that he had "mot his man , " that he was going to Idaho , and from there lin would write. On the next day Mrs. Kimball received a loiter from Ogden , signed by A. J. Chamberlain , stat ing that ho had nscortainnd tint she was the owner of a one- fourth interest in ( lie Homestead and Forest Queen ledge or lodo. "How much will you lake for your inloio. l'J the loiter continued. "I want to buv them both.,1 It will be sub-oquontly shown that the spurious oiler was in spired by Cummins himsolf. Mrs. Kim ball , in roplo to Chamberlin , staled her price , and , on October IU , lie ottered her 4f ! ) > 00 for her share in the ledges. Then Mrs. Kimball wrote to Cummins at Ogden of the oiler which Chamberlin had nnido , and on October 10 she re ceived a reply from him dated Pueblo , Col. Ho stated that the man would take the mines , but , as he hud not given security , the offer would not suit. C'ummins also slated that "tho buyer had the first payment ready. When the trade is complete I will write you , and 1 mu&t bo in San Francisco November 15. Other oilers have been made for the mine , but nothing is to bo done until ho writes. " Again Mrs. Kimball wrote , and on October 20 Cummins sent an evasive letter from Puohlo. His missive re peated the contents of the pro\ ions let ter about the security being uusatisfau- torv. A map of the llailoy gold belt was sent to Mrs. Kimball with this let ter. Upon this map a number of min ing claims are shown in print , but the Homestead and Forest Queen claims are marked in black ink. The strange part of this story is now to bo narrated. Toward the end of Oc tober Mrs. Kimball received a visit from a lady , who introduced herself as Mrs. Viola Hunter. She said that Cummins had sent her a postal card telling her he was in San Fryncisco , and to call on her. She know that ho was living on Bush street , because lie had written to her friends at Los Angeles , stating that to bo the ease. Upon being interro gated by Mrs. Kimball she told her a story aboutCuimnins. "Ho was in Los Angles in Juno and made my acquaintance and that of my relatives , Mr. and Mrs. Swain , who live on Boyle Heights. IIo promised to marry mo , and by his specious manners induced in" to give him $1,000 , and also obtained W OO from the Swain family. This money was to bo expended on a * mine near N'ewhall , Los Angles county. IIo left us In August and 1 came to San Francisco , finding that ho was living on Mission street , lie renewed his prom ises and said ho would marry mo aa soon .as ho obtained a divorce. " Mrs. Kimball told Mrs. Hunter all she knew about Cummins , and that lady lady left , informing Mrs. Kimball that she \\as going lo Ogden to look for Cummins. * The postmaster nl Ogden , under date of November ( > , 18S7 , informed Mrs. Kimball that the letter which she had sent to Chamberlain had boon delivered at the Central hotel , and that was all ho know about him. Miss Hunter went to Ogden and there found that Cham berlain was not worth $ " > , so to say , as ho kept a little stationery store. Viola contrived to gain the information from Chamberlain that all tlio letters which he had sent to Mrs. Kimhall wore writ ten at the request of Cummins , who in duced him to act in the matter under the promise of payment when he sold the mino. Miss Hunter communicated thc-o facts to Mrs. Kimball and in a recent letter she states that she had discovered that Cummings was suing for a divorce at Ogdon. During November Cummins again sent letters lo Mis. Kimball , in ono of which ho stated ho had boon to Now Now York" . The other said that ho hoped to make a sale of the mine before the end of December , when ho would como to San Francisco. At the time ho stated thai he was in Now York Airs. Hunter caught him at Salt Lake C'it.s , and there ho promised to comeback back to California and marry her , and that he would pay the Swains and Mrs. Kimdall their money. But he de parted from the Mormon city and went to Ogden , followed by Viola , and i- . still there , according lo 'tho latest aihiec-s. Cummins addressed six letters to Mrs. Kimball in all , but onlv two are in his own handwriting. The others are evi dently written by women , in two differ ent stvlcs of penmanship. As he is noted for his gallantry , the surmise is that helms had lady aninnuonscH. Cummin's wife and children are mip- po-jed to be at Orovillo , as during the past week hitters have been received by Mrs. Kimball from a Mrs. Cummins at that place asking for his wherea bouts. In order lo ascertain the value of the mines in the Hailey district a Chron icle reporter visited tlio Baldwin hoUl yesterday and the found K. C. Cox , an old resident of Hailey and a mining man. "Do you know anything of the Homestead - stead and Forest Queen mimes , " was asked. "No , sir , " was the reply , "there are no mines in tlio district. 1 know every inch of the grounp. The whole thing is u fraud , jou may depend upon it. A Cincinnati preacher has invented an Ingenious dcnico to boom the matrimonial menial market. The love-sick girl who gets tired of waiting for the vital ques tion is adUscd to confront her lover with a propo-al from a man of straw and link his ideas about accepting the offer. The not ictiult IH an early mar riage certificate and a fee for the dominie. Buffalo have become so scarce that the earl of Dunmoro is going to Iry how tin : hnggy .highland cattle will thrive on the western plains.