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ratB OMAHA DAILY SATURDAY. CTBRUABY ) 18 , 18901'
THE 33AILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MOUNINO. OP BUDSCnil'TlON. Dally rMornlnK Kdltlon ) Including Sunday" linn , one IVar . JIO 00 For Six Months . r. ( H J'orThreo Months . 260 The Omaha Bundny HEK , mailed to any address - dress , Olio Vcar . . . 200 OMAHA Of riof.No ! .014ANDti1fll''AitsAMKTiuT.T. New VOHK UrricK , Hoous 14 ANII in TIIIHUNK Jiuir.wNo. WASIIINOTON Orrice , r > ll BTRKKT. COHHESPONDENCR. All communications relating to news and edi torial matter ( mould bo addressed to the LIIITOH All business letter * and remittances anmild bo addressed to TUB llnr. PtJnusiiisn COMPANY- , OMAHA. Drafts , checks and postolllco order * to 1 > e made payable to the order of the company. Be Bee MiSuinfllipy , . Proprietors E. ROSKWATEU , Editor. THE DAILY I1EE. Sworn Statement ofClrculntlon. Elate of Nebraska , I , , County of DoiiKlHHfl. ( " " ' ( loo. IJ. Tzschuck. ficcretnry of The nee Pub- HMiInn rotnpany , dOPH solemnly wcar that the nctnarclrculatJon of the Dally lieo for the week tndlntr Feb. 10.18K8. was as follows ! Saturday. Feb. 4 1' ' > .OTO Hiimlny. Feb. fi IVM Monday. Tub. II lO.CW Tuesday , K b. 7 U6.rO Wednesday , Feb. VKU Thursday , Fob. 0 1-VMO - Friday , Feb. 10 16.G.W Avcrnge OKO. I1.T7.SCIUJCK. Sworn to and subscribed In my presence this llth day of February , A. I ) . , llteH. N. V. FK1 L , Notary Public. Btate of Nebraska , I " " County of DouKlass. [ Oeo. 11. Tzschnck , being flrst duly sworn , de- po PK and nays that he Is secretary of The IJeo Publishing company , that the actual average dally circulation of tno Dally lleo for the month of Kebruary , 1W , 14,178 copies : for March , 1TO7. 14,400 copies : for April , 1BS7. 14.JJ18 copies : for Way , 1W6 , 14,217 copies ; for June , 1W7. 14.147 copies : for July , 18(57 ( , 14.MO copies ; for Atmust. 18M , 14,101 copies ; for September , IHh" , 14 149 copies ; for October , IPffi , 14,33 ! ) ; for Noven\l > er , 1887. 15,228 copies ; for December , 1K87 , 15,041 copies ; for January , 1NW , 15.UUO copies ; dKO. n. T/SCHUCK. Sworn nnd subscribed to In my presence this Zd day of January , A. D. 1888. N. P. FEIL. Notary Public. TIIK ru&h of inferior cnttlo to the markets during the past Benson has kept the price of bcof at a low ebb nnd there has been little profit in stock raisinp. Good judges now confidently predict better times for the cattlemen by u de cided advance in price. THE Pullman Palace Car company re fused to pay taxes on its rolling stock in Kansas and the controversy is now in the United States circuit court. The Pullman company has developed into one of the closest nnd greediest corpora tions in the country , and should bo brought to terms. SKKATOU SAIIIN , of Minnesota , is a pronounced tariff reformer. Ho thinks that u reduction sufficient to take cure of the surplus will hurt no one , nnd that as the experiment must bo made some time , it might as well bo made at once , BO that wo may see how it works. This expresses very well the general senti ment of the west. JAMKS THOTTKU , who succeeded Fred erick Douglas as recorder of deeds at Washington , thinks that his race would faro hotter by dividing its vote between the two parties. The colored man would then bo courted and loved for the bal lots ho couldcast. | Mr. Trottor'sconcop- tion of political principles rests on the basis of loaves unil fishes. ST. Louis capitalists are said to have taken the initiative for rapid transit on the Mississippi by ordering the construc tion of a stool steamboat. This , it is claimed , will make the trip between that city nnd St. Paul in half the time required by the wooden boats now in uso. An innovation of this kind has long boon needed. River navigation cannot hone to compote successfully with the railroads on the old methods. TIIEHE is a serious dispute between General Sheridan and his mother as to the place where ho was born. General Sheridan insists that ho was born in Albany , N. Y , , on the 6th of March , 1831. His mother claims that ho was born at Somerset , Ohio , on the Cth of March , 1831. Mother and son agreeing us to the data wo concede that the gon- ornl's memory is good as to datos'but ns to places wo should take his mother's memory to be more reliable. She ought to remember best where that lit- 3o accident happened. OlTVCLKHK SOUTHAKD pretends to bo very indignant because the editor of the BKK mmlo the statement in his recent speech before the hoard of trade that ono of Southard's deputies , while handling TJnclo Sam's mail sacks , had taken out things that did not belong to him. Will Mr. Southard call on Theron N. Parker , florist , Boyd's opera house , Who was in the railway postal service for thirteen years and in charge of the mail cur in which the pilfering was donoV If Parker's voracity is called in question , wo will furnish the names ol twp other men who wore in the postal service when thoao irregularities took place. By the way , irregularity is n mild numo for appropriating things passing through the malls , isn't it ? HASCALI ; and his coparceners will have to drop that scheme to bond the county for $50,000 for grading in and around the city. There is no law foi bonding the county for such a purpose , and there is no law authorizing the com missioners to do such work in this city oven if they had a nurplus in the count ) treasury. There was a law passed throe yours ago to authorize counties to lay out , improve , and pave roads connect ing with streets in cities of the ilrsl class. Although this law was enacted expressly for the benefit of Oiunha , it it n dead letter now for the reason that il applies only tocltics of the flrst classant not to cities of the metropolitan class Thanks to the interference with the now charter by some of the legislative boodlors and the Omaha contractors the Douglas delegation was provontct from perfecting all the laws relating U this city and county. The Hugl Murphys and their Ilk of contractor ; now have their own reward. They hnv < not only crippled this city in prevent Ing the establishment of parks and boulevards and other much needed improvements provomonts , but they have blookoi themselves in grading nnd puvinf schemes , which the county was form erly authorized to carry on. t Nebrnskn 1'rohlbltlonlstn. The prohibition party of Nebraska hns held its convention and promulgated its plnlform. There is a familiar ring and' well-known spirit chnrnctcri/.lng the declaration of principles which show it to bo the work of practiced hands. It warrants the inference thnt the party is still dominated by the managers who have buou in control for n number of years , a fact upon which the party can not bo very heartily congratulated. Wo miss none of the usual platitudes , nnd the customary arraignment of both the republican nnd dcmocrntic parties iu ns vigorous ns over. In nil respects the .platform is just what was to have boon expected from the third party , and per haps for .thls reason lacks impressive- ness. ness.No state has given the prohibition party n wider scope for the dissominn- tion of its principles , nnd for bringing about n practical application of toinpor- nnco reform , than has Nebraska. Under its high license and local option law there is no obstacle to the adoption of rohtbltion wherever in counties or owns a majority of the people doslro it. B.ut this has not satisfied the prohibi- ionists. In Iowa nnd Kansas there are itringont prohibition laws , and yet the bird party in thosu states is not satis- ed. It insists that prohibition cannot > o made successful until the third party s at the holm. In other woftls it must mvo the political power. This is what ts dissatisfaction means , nnd this is , vhnt its lenders nro seeking. Thus far ts efforts have resulted generally in giving political power to the enemy of ,11 , temperance reform , the democracy. As n third party the prohibitionists omo into the arena fora light , and they must not complain if they are handled without kid gloves. They mny succeed u defeating the republican party once rnorp by withdrawing from it in close lutes largo numbers of misguided voters , vho imagine the mlllcnlum is at hand. Such professed prohibitionists as John B. Finch , who was , in fact , a democrat a'borlng for democratic supremacy , may succeed again in inducing republicans to leave their party and by voting with the pro hibitionists help the democracy. But rational pcoplo , who sincerely doslro to ossen and destroy the evils of the liquor traffic , will e > oo no gain to the cause of true temperance in democratic rule. The prohibitionists of Nebraska have bitterly denounced the attitude of the democratic party with regard to torn- poranco legislation , but they very calmly propose to do all they can to : teop the democratic party in the place nnd power which it achieved through prohlbitiottppropngnndists three years Ago. And what is true of the third party in Nebraska is equally true of it n all the other states. Too Much Secrecy. Senator Teller of Colorado will gain in the estimation of the country by the position ho has taken in opposition to the growing policy of withholding from the pcoplo information relating to the public interests , and particularly against the star chamber practice of the senate. The very brief reference to his speech telegraphed is simply suggestive of what ho said on this subject , respecting which reform is so urgently demanded , but it cannot bo doubted thnt ho pre sented the matter with his wonted vigor , clearness and courage. It is certainly n theme which a senator who believes that the pcoplo ought to know what their representatives say and do under all circumstances ought to bo ublo to talk on with spirit and force , and the sena tor from Coloradois , not lacking in those qualities when the matter he talks about commands his serious interest. There is too much secrecy in govern mental affairs to bo quite consistent with our republican system , and the fault is not growing less. So far as the secret session practice of the senate is concerned it is so essentially unropubli- can that wo wonder any man having a just appreciation of the character of American institutions can bo found to defend it. It is especially obnoxious nnd roprchcnsiblo in the matter of appointments sent by the president to the senate for confirmation , serving as it _ docs toon- able senators , without incurring the least responsibility , to gratify their per sonal or political grievances and lit erally to assassinate the character ol private citizens from ambush. As to the consideration of treaties , circum stances may arise in which secrecy would bo expedient , but those would happen but rarely. As a rule the pcoplo are entitled to know what com pacts their government proposes to enter into with other governments , and to bo given an opportunity to express their judgment regarding them. They also have the right to know what those who represent thorn in the senate think on these as on all other subjects , to the end that they shall bo deserved ! ) hold responsible for failure to act agreeably to the popular wish. Wo are not surprised that the defenders of the secret session failed to successful ! ) answer the arguments of Mr. Teller , for the practice is ono of .those usurpations of privilege which cannot bo success' fully defended in a branch of the Amer ican congress. It is so clearly undomo- crntic , so plainly hostile to the right ol the people to bo fully informed regard' ing all the acts and opinions'of then representatives in their legislative ca' pacity , that it simply cannot hayo an ) reasonable or plausible defense : Taxpayers' Mooting. The taxpayers' mooting at the chuuv bor of commerce will bo largely at tended. Property owners and business men are thoroughly aroused and in tensely interested. They realize tlui Omaha Is in the hands of reckless ant dishonest men who are plunging the city headlong into debt by collusioi with contractors and public plunderers But any attempt of Huscull and the cohorts ot contractors to control the meeting will bo resented as an outrage and cannot fail to intensify public soil' timont against the high-handec methods which have characterized th < course of a majority of the prcsotr council since it oamo into power. The mooting has been called by the board of trade in the interest of goo ( government. The object in view is ai .expression of sentiment by taxpuyinf citizens ypon questions which involve Omaha's growth nnd prosperity , and .tho individual interests of each taxpayer. Members of the council nro invited tb attend this meeting in order .that they may learn what their constituents de sire 6r disapprove. If they attempt to bulldoze the mooting into an endorse ment of their conduct or If they propose to throttle public sentiment by monop olizing the time of the mooting with personal harangues they will discover to their sorrow thnt there are more ways than ono to express public opinion. Within forty- cight hours the BKK can print nnd bring within the heat-ingot the pub lic the individual views of five thousand tnxp'iyors. Wo cnn roach thousands of men who will bo unable to find s lauding room in the chamber of commerce. If Ilatuall and his followers want to hear themselves talk let them hire a hall. The meeting of the taxpayers was not called to hear them , unless it bo in re sponse to questions on which light is sought to be obtained. WHAT is the street commissioner doing now ? Why can't ho supervise the cleaning of gutters nnd removal of obstructions that have accumulated on our business thoroughfares during the winter ? Ho is paid to do Hiich work , but the council seems intorebted to have this work done by the street swooping contractors. The commissioner draws $150 a month whether ho is idle oral work. Ho can boss the spring cleaning just ns well as Slnvon & Fanning , who , of course , nro allowed extra for such work. At Indianapolis the street com missioner docs the entire cleaning of streets , while in Omaha .thousands of dollars arc squandered on work that is iropcrly among the street cotnmission- r's functions and extras are voted or cleaning wretchedly done or not done at all. Lust bummerfor instance , ho street sweeping contractors were illowcd pay for cleaning and sweeping Dodge street , when in fact they did not do the work nnd the chairman of the board of public works refused to certify , o the bogus claim. Tin : citizens of Omaha nro nskod to vote another $100,000 of sewer bonds at i special' election next mon th. How much of this $100,000 will it tak&to pay " 'or the sewers that nro already"built in violation of law ? What advantage will t bo to taxpayers to load up with more bonds to help the boodlors out ofthc : : iole into which they have recklessly plunged by creating nu overlap in the sewer fund ? - . _ Other Imiuln Than Onra. The policy of the British government .n Ireland has. received some trenchant blows in parliament , in the course of the discussion thus far on the address in re ply to the queen's speech , and it has also encountered a vigorous exhibition of popular disapproval.Tho public greeting to the Irish prisoners in Loo- don last Tuesday furnished ovorwh'olm- ing testimony to the sentiment pf the musses regarding the policy of coer cion. So vast and enthusiastic a crowd is not often seen every day m London , and the men who suffered hardship and contumely at the hands of Brltlsk oflle- ialb in Ireland were given such a popu lar ovation as is only recorded to great conquerors returned from their triumphs. The accounts say that at least ten thousand men gave up their day's work and marched along Piccadilly toHytldPark , "wearing of the green , " while many women marched in the line with their babes in their arms. It was nu occasion to profoundly impress not only London , but all England. The discussion in the house of commons has boon marked by a generally discreet but determined spirit on the part of thp opposition to thegovernment. . The remarks of Mr. Parncll on moving his amendment to the queen's speech was a dispassionate effort , but neither promised nor implied any concessions. William O'Brien , however , was moro aggressive and did not stop short of a vigorous denuncia tion of the government's course , a task for which ho had both the inspira tion nnd the quallllcntions. Mr. Morley has also done effective service for the liberal cause in the commons , and altogether that cause has evidently not lost ground. Meanwhile the repre sentatives of the government manifest no disposition to rccodo in the least de gree from their policy in Ireland , but on the contrary have shown a purpose to extend this policy to its furthest limit , it would seem with the design ol exasperating the people -beyond on- durunco and pushing them to revolt. No other reasonable inference is possi ble from the arrest of Irish members of parliament in London , a proceeding that might well excuse revolution and would certainly produce it were the Irish people not in a condition of helplessness. The cabinet has adopted the new local govern ment bill , and this measure , which is awaited with a good deal of interest will probably bo reported without mucli further delay. As it has been framed to moot the views of the liberal union ists , it is not anticipated that any diill- cully will bo found in passing it. II contemplates an advance in the direction tion of democracy , and will , therefore not bo pleasing to the extreme consorv atlvos. . - . % The mantle of peace which Bismarcl spread over Europe has not been dis turbcd by any fresh alarms , and the con elusion scorns general that no eorioui difficulty is imminent. At a diunoi given the members of the roichs tug , Bismarck renewed his paciQi assurances , referring to the utterances ot some Russian newspapers as a symp torn of a general desire for peace < rather Inconsistent reference , by th < way , in vlow of what ho had previously said respecting his entire lack of conil donee in newspaper statements. Never tholcss Russia's military preparation ! go steadily forward , and It is not oas ; for ono not behind the scenes to under stand how Bismarck can continue t ( promise peacein face of the ovidonci that Russia is pursuing a course whicl can mean nothing but war , eventually if not boon. The world is certainly dis posed to accept the assurances o the Gormau chancellor , chiefly 01 the score that ho. has the power above every other mnn iri'Europo to preserve the pence , but It must do JBO with n nHsglvltiRas to whether he fully means nil thntjuho says , nnd whether , like n merciful iirgcon , ho is not sooth ing the patlcntfinto confidence nnd re pose before nppljlng the knlfo. Obvi ously Itussla bus a purpose to which she Is most dotormlucdly devoted , nnd it is a purpose which'J ' urbpo cannot permit her to accomplish , nnd which it will bo the cspccinl olllco of Germany to frus trate. That purpose is the reviving of nrestigo which in the eyes of the Rus sian people is every day diminished by what is going on in the Balkan penin sula. Every war which Russia has un dertaken in eastern Europe since 1815 has hud for Its objects either the pushing of the frontier nouror to the Bosphorus , or the capture of Constantinople , or the erection in the peninsulansntcmporary expedient , of n series ot vassal stales , which would remain under Russian in fluence until she was ready to swallow thorn up. The wars of 1828 , of 1853 , and of 1877 nil had thcso objects in vlow , nnd wore nil nt their close apparently successful ; thnt is , they either wrested territory from Turkey or weakened Turkey so her final break-up would bo hastened. What is making the present crisis is the fact which is now becoming perfectly plain to the Russian court and nrmy , nnd that portion of the people which rends newspapers , that all these efforts-have been literally In vain. The growth of Scrvia , Roumnnin , and Bul garia under the fostering hand of Ger many and Austria bids fair in a very short time to put an end to the vision , in which the imagination ot every patriotic Russian has revelled over since Peter the Great , of a southern capital on the Bosphorus , and a revival of the eastern empire on u&culo of which Constantine 'never dreamod. The Russian public are only just now wak ing up to this fact , nnd It Is probably the most unpleasant fact in their his tory , the first apparently Irretrievable political disaster. The question , what is to bo done about it ? is n knotty one , but it is ono which the czar's advisers nro probably every day naking them selves. Why troops should bo concen trated in midwinter on the Austrian frontier is , of course , unless homo action was in contemplation , hard tosuy , but it may bo that it was simply duo to that necessity for doing cvon mean ingless things in times of per- pluxity to which puzzled pcoplo resort to relieve their nerves or gain time tor thought. The conclusion which delib eration is surcfeto bring in this cuso , however , is that kunlcss the war ends in subjecting the whole Balkan peninsula to Russian rule or Russian influ ence , it will have been waged in vain , nnd probably the czar has no counsellor bold enough to tell him that any such result mny safely bo looked for. It will not do , when it is over , to turn to his subjects nnd teU. thein that they have at least lost nothing. On this occasion ho would have to show them what they" hud gained. * "r * * N After'giving prqralBO of a healthy ro- forin n its system 3f govern'moTrj JKpaa has most unexpectedly jlakon 'the > back ' ' traek'and thcro arc 'nowTindicntions of a return to n poltqy of absolutism moro oxtrcm6 than over. At tufe end , tof 1835 Japan crowned the series revolutions begun in 1808 by apparently eliminat ing the Asiatic features of her govern ment. The triple premiership common to China , Coroa and Nippon was abolished ished , several courses of official inter mediaries between the throne and the pcoplo were removed , 8,000 unnecessary olllcc-holdors were discharged , and her ministers of state were appointed byand made responsible to the mikado. Young men educated in Europe or America were made the chief executive servants nnd close councillors of the emperor , who became moro than over an actual ruler. All this was in the direction of healthy reform and in the spirit of the revolution of 1808 , as embodied in the oath of the mikado to form a government based on public opinion. The closing days of 1887 , however , have seen a different nnd disappointing state of affairs , On the UGth of December , like a roar of thunder , followed by a flash of light ning out of a blue sky , an imperial re script dated December 25 was published. It laid a ban on all secret societies and assemblies , and authorized the police to put a stop , without recourse , to open- air meetings. With the sanction of the minister of homo affairs they were to warn away , deport or imprison all sus pected persons living within eight miles of the palace. To the cabinet were given full powers to "proclaim districts imperilled by popular excitement , " and practically to put the whole body of the people therein under martial law. There has ensued a policy of coercion and proscription of the severest kind , and it is apparent that the prospect of Japanese absolutism becom ing a constitutional monarchy , or her people having any real share in the functions of government during this century , arc no\YjJxccedingly $ romoto. No doubt the advisers of the emperor have the right 2o protuct themselves , knowing their dangers. Still , so long t as such mothodtf1 are oven supposed necessary , it is an idle drenm for Japan ese to imagine tn'jit western govern ments will yield their oxtra-torritorinlty claims , or allow their citizens to come under such risks. ' cTho best friends ol Japan can but * liopo that the recent measures are tho' result of overstrained nerves , and wilj'ljy ' their authors be allowed to fall into "innocuous desue tude. " If , however , such acts are ro- pcatod , the world will not bo deceived as to the real character of Japan's much- boasted "civilization. " * . Lord Dufforln , who has just resigned the ylcoroyaltyof India , has had along , and in many respects successful , diplo matic career. As viceroy of India his policy was conservative , especially in his dealings with Russia over the dlS' puted Afghan boundary. Still , if ho had boon properly backed up by the im perial government ho would doubtlosf have permanently manned the Afghan frontier with Indian troops. This under the circumstances , hn could not do ; and the spanning by Russia of the Oxus with a railroad , while the Indian railroad to Cuudahar remains uncom pleted , has given the former power n great advantage. In truth , the Situa tion is such ns will call for the oxcrciso of great nbllity on-tho part of. his suc cessor , Lord Lnnsdowno. * A French traveler states that great preparations nro in progress in Snlonlca to mnko it n commercial port nnd con nect it by railroad with the main Euro pean lines. * The French nnd Austrlnns are particularly busy in perfecting ar rangements for their steamship lines to 2gypt and the En&t Indies , the Aus- rlans evidently bolng of : the opinion , lmt they will soon have possession of .holr long coveted outlet by water , the ivny to which was conceded to them by , ho Berlin treaty. Russia meanwhile , ihut out by Bulgaria , must stand by nd witness these operations , 'though iho had to bear the burden of the war ivhlch resulted in such valuable con- essioii to her rival. PKOMINKNT 1'KHSONS. Gcorpo W. Cable has startedou a lecturing our tliroiiRh the west. IJcrry Wall , "tho king of the Now York dudes , " has nu income of0,000 n year. Allan Arthur , son of the Into ox-prcsidcnt s iircparhig sonic memoirs of hla father. The lately executed anarchist , August Spies , is said to bo writing letters from the inlrit land. M. Demctrlas ScliiHzzi , an eminent Greek merchant , hits promised to erect a statue of Lord Hyron nt Athens. Silver hns boon found on land owned by Mrs. LiuiRtry in Nevada. The Ltly should iuild a fence around that land at once. Ex-CoaClnnan Hulskatnp threatens to com mence suit against Bunker Moroslni for iemUinj ? the nflfjctlons of Ills wife. Douglus Grant , brother of the famous beauty , Miss Adclo Grant , has been ap pointed a messenger to the navy department at Washington nl a salary of $830 u year. The Key. Charles Hall , chairman of the committee in chnrgo of the Ilccchcr statue fund , reports that over (31,000 is already sub scribed of the 135000 required to erect the stutun. MIntstor-Phclps hns accomplished n great work lit the court of St. James. Ho ims suc ceeded in having knco-brccchcs abolished at court ; receptions so far as tuo American lo- atlon is concerned. Not n line of General Sheridan's book on the civil war lias yet been written. The book will bo started on its way to the | publisher in the spring , nnd the general ho ] > cs to have it ready for the public by October. Objector Holmun is the greatest chowcr of tobncco in congress. The moro ho is annoyed the more ho chews , nnd whenever IM thinks deeply , or thinks ho is thinking , his angular Jawa go up and down likeu chopping ma chine.- , ' Charles Crocker , president of the Promon tory Cattle company , of Utah , hns consum- natcd a dcul by which his company secures 30,000 head of stock cattle , to bo turned upon their immense ranch of over 1,000,000 acres near Salt Lake. The Ilov. Mr , Lloyd was asked to preside at the meeting of the Nineteenth Century club In New York , in place of Colonel Ingcr- sell , but ho declined , on , the plea that he net thcr wished to serve as the colonel's substij tute In this world or in the next. William Preston Johnson , son of the Gen- eralJohnston who died at .Shiloh , is presi dent of Tulare ( Cal. ) university , nnd n Shnkspcarcun expert. Ho has not a single hulr on his head or faco. Even his eyebrows and eyelashes have disappeared. A. J. Snoll , the millionaire murdered by burglars at his homo in Chicago , tramped into Cincinnati , some tlmo in the forties , pen niless and discouraged. Ho became agent for u clock manufactory , and peddled time pieces in a wagon through Indiana. Miss Maria A. Brown , of Boston , is in Washington on an interesting mission , She wishes congress to appropriate $50,000 to pay the expenses of herself nnd other antiquar ians while they hunt through thel ibraricrs of Eurox | > for proof that Lcif Ericsson discov ered America about the year 1000 A. D. Balance of Trnrio Coining Our Way. 'flic Kpocli. The American system of banking is to bo introduced into Canada. Wo may now look for a huge influx of cashiers nnd presidents from over the northern border. Huntlngton'fl ICarly Blunder. \ \ ' < isMi\'jton \ Ci-llle. Mr. Huntlnglon testified that ho began business life us u boy on a farm at$7 n month in Connecticut , and at the end of the month ho had the 7. Knowing Mr. H. ns wo now ; now him , it is a wOnder that he didn't ' have the farm too. A Touching Hpuctnolo. Denver Itfpnhltcan. The number of ambitious statesmen who are industriously pushing their presidential booms , now that Mr. Blaiuo has declined the nomination , is something amazing. And it is touching to note that they all "regret" his refusal to bo "the party' * standard bearer. " Will somebody please whisper "Hats ? " A. Conscientious Juror. Clitcagn Ti'lbuue. "Judge , " said the juror with the high fore head , upon whom the hopes of the prosecu tion for a righteous verdict hnd chlolly depended , "the lawyers hez quit talkin1 now , on' before wo take a vote on this tiling amongst ourselves I would bo much oblcegeci if you would toll mo what all this darn fuss is about , anyhow. " A Missouri Financier. Jlnftnn Glohe. A Missouri farmer learned that the grand fury was about to indict him for working on Sunday. He didn't try to evade the charge , but on the contrary had his four sons sum moncd as witnesses against him. Ho was lined $1 and costs , a total or $ . " > . But as the mileage and witness fees of hisj-sonsamnunlci to 10.40 , the family cleared $5.40' on the transaction. I Bide My Time. Ella Winder IVllcor. I bide my time. Whenever shadows darken Along my path , I do but lift mlno eyes , And faith reveals fair shores beyond the skies. And through earth's harsh , discordant sounds I narkcn And hear divine inusia from afar , Sweet sounds from lands where half in ; loved ones aro. I bide I bldo my time. I bldo my timo. Whatever woes nssail mo , I know the strife is only for u day ; A friend waits for mo further on the way A friend too faithful and too true to fall mo Who will bid all life's jarring turmoil cease , And leave mo on the realm * of pcrfcc peace. I bldo I bide my timo. I bide my time. The conflict of resistance , This drop of rapture In n cup of pain. This war of tear , of body and of brain , But ( its my spirit for the nowuxistcnco Which waits mo iu the haiipy by ami by. So coma what may ; I'll lift my eyes am cry : "Ibido-Ibidouiytltno. " flood's Snrsnparilla is peculiar to its self and superior to nil other prepara lions in strength , economy and medi cinal moriU. THE GOOD 'WORK GOES. ON Over | 0,80O Paid Into the Boo'o Horolno Fund. THE REWARD FOR DEVOTION , Encouragement From Various I'nrts of Nebraska Lists ol * ( he Imtcst Contributor * The Itoyoo nnd Wocbbccko Funds. Tito lloll of Honor. l.OIR 1IOYCI1 TUMI. Vmount previously reported 13,214 43 /"irst / Cong , church. Aurora , Neb. . . 3 lit .J. P. employes. Sidney , Neb 37 ! 2fl Cash , Council iUuffs 1 00 Iraco E. Dayton's list . ' 1 STi vity engineer department 7 50 Citbens of Western , Neb 23 'Jo Y. M. C. A. , Hastings , Neb ! il M incmen of Omtiha. fi'J ( X ) [ tulloiinln , Neb. , citl/cns 2475 Klsiiic Star lodge I. O. O. R Occola , Neb ; 800 O'Neill Neb. list ' , , 1'J 00 Dead wood , Dak. , 1007 Total $3,417 87 LENA WOlIUnnCKB FUMI. Previously reported f OJS 87 First Congregational church , Auro- rora. Neb 2 12 Juvenile mission society , Atchlson , Kansas 1 00 Congregational Sunday schoolBlair , , Nob. : : : : 2.w Grace E. Dayton 1 i > 5 Hiaing Star lodge , I. O. O. I)1. ) , Os- ceoia , Neb 5 00 Citizens , David City , Neb B7 0 Total $ 10301 * MIN.NIB FHKKMtN 1'UXU. Amount previously reported $ 002 03 J. G. Howard , Ivydnlo , N. , T 5 00 Clllruns Indlunohi 855 Deadwood , Dak. list 5 33 Tolal $ 08181 Tim CllIMlHKN'S I'UND. Previously reported $ 100 3S Total $ 10033 The Kttn Htmttitck Fundw. The present condition of the Etta Shot- tuck fund is ns follows : Previously reported S 4,050 51 Citizens of Indiauola , Neb 23 85 Total $4,030 30 Hychccksent Miss Shattuck 3.752 01 By cash ou baud 82835 Total $4OSO 30 Tlio "Bco" Fund. The present condition of the funds opened by the BET. Is as follow. ' . : LoloRoyco 8,417 87 Lena Woebbecko fund SK > 8 04 Minnie Freeman 03181 Wostplmlen monument fund 10039 Etta Shattuck 4,08030 Grand total * . $9,878 40 Lists of Contributors. The BKF. will acknowledge nil contribu tions through these columns. All lists re ceived , unless otherwise directed , will bo published In full with the name of every con tributor. Thcso lists will bo published as BOOH after their receipt as space will per mit. M. E. LAniEs's SOCIAL. VALPAUAISO , Neb. , Fob. 18. To the Editor of the BEE : Enclosed please find draft for $33.50 , to bo equally divided between Miss Loic Itoyco audL cna Wobbcckc. The con tributors are as follows : E. n. Phelps $ a 00 J. II. McCoy r > II. F. Rtanton SOO Wm.Oenin S. K. Emerson. . . . BOD IC. . Conklln 5(1 ( lU-v. C. W. Httila- W. T.Craven. . . . 1 00 wuy 100 .T. K. Vnndlmark. . J.K.Kvcrs 1 00 Wm. Taylor 25 T. K. McDonald. . . I OO'J. ' K. Snindern 00 W..I. Collins 1 00 Ham Chestcrflolu. . 60 II. It. Hughes 1 00 U.V. . liamcs 25 W. W. Carter. . . . . & 0i A. O. lloams as H. II. Wntson 1 OO.d.A. . CrartH 100 ( J. S. Alien 1 00 K. A. Scovlllo 200 U.K. Klcu CbE.Hench 60 It. K , Johnson 2 00 A. Johnson 100 Carrlo Emerson. . . 1 00 I'ooksnllT II. U. It. Webber. . 1 OOlF. II. Hlco K. M. Mongol 60 J.I' . Miller O.Jl. Iynn 2T > John Hlxon O. J.Kvers 100 John lloull. ChaH. Plenums. . . . 60 Mrs. it. K.Johtibon A. O. Olttsburu. . . 60 Cash. A. frleml 61) ) A friend 60 Total 13360 II. V. llarrett Si n. A si CAK nci'Aiitniis. II. F.Tiirner tl OO.C.O.Coleson $ fit ) Hobert Nelson. . . . fjOA. , Jiinacn 60 O. P. Youugqulst. 60 Carl Borenson. . . . . 60 C. Fisher 60P. , J. KroiiKh M HansSorcnson. . . . no.Crlst Illck 50 Andrew Olesoil. . . . DO.UusUrau. . . 50 J.C. Hanson TO Sam Johnson CO 1) . Hyun Wl'Jolm ' Mlrhelson. . . . 50 J.Jacnbson fflOeorKOPlckrel. . . . no Mike Lomlcka. . . . f > 0C. Sehencrniaun. . . 60 OTIieil KMI'LOVKS. Win. Hill t 50C. , SI. Wllhensou.J 50 H.C.Allen 50 Chasles H. GUsen. 1 00 H. F. Kirk BO a. I ) . Cheesbro. . . . 1 00 Jerry Cronln 5fi H. H. Hrown 50 James II. Kirk BOO. K.Kverett > C.Homellous Rl.Chlppo Heed 50 n-ank Morris CO'J.llarron ' 50 J.J.Hank HFred ) Hays no T. YounR BOln. L. Kllley 50 Pat Maitlll nOiW. K. Huffer 50 UeorgeU'Micl 50 Jack Lansing 50 Wm.llest 50 Jcrryltunnn 50 ] Total 12325 CIIlLDltllX'S LIST. By Laura and Ella Emkens for the benefit of Lena Woobbccko : Laura and lilla ICalllCounsman. . . 100 Kmkens 2.'iJ eorgo Kurtz > J. L.Comvay 8.1 Cash 5 Miss Kate Orecn. . ai Cash ' . in Cash 5flrash | 10 Mrs. Mahoney STiCash fi Cash fill. II..cash 2. " . " Suuiitlors li'i Cash. . . . , . . . . . . . . . 10 Total 8 8 85 LINCOLN LIST. To the Editor of the URE : Enclosed you will find postal note for ? 3 , which amount was raised by two little girls and a boy , of the Q street school : NAMES , AQE. WlllloWll9hlre.il. . . . . $145 Viola KobetU-h , " 1 10 LcnnFister , 12 , 45 SI'IIINOFIKLD LIST. SrnixnriEi.n , Neb. . Feb. 13. To the Edi tor of the UHK : Fncloscd please find check for $13.3' . ' , which apply on the UEU'S hcroino fund as follows : J. M.Erncll J3 7jGeorge ! Hum ICO Prof. 8. S. llabb. . 1 00 Captain J.D.Bpcar- J.T.Sex.son 103 man 3200 Dolora K. Wllklns. 1 < ) ' . ! . T. Kexson 1 in Frleml , 2T > C. F. Calhoun 60 Mr. Kvans IDil. I , . Freeman . . . . 21 Urcy Miller lo\Valtcr | Urlskoll. . . 23 I'Ul'ILS Of THE Hl'HlNGriUU ) SCHOOL. Delia llrown OIIKmmct Qulnley. . . 10 MunileBweetcii. . . ot ! Myrtle Leech 10 CynthiaHpearmsn U" > Olllo SnodgrasH. . . 0" Uerthu Spearman 10 Lettio llruiison. . . . 10 Mabel Spearman. . In'Ilnrry ' Ailair 10 Minute ( lamblo. . . 15 Anna McDonnell. 0.1 Ethel Satsch loNcllle | MrHnnnrll. . U5 DELOIIA E. WH.KINS , A Teacher. COXDL'CTOHS rilEMOXT , IU.KIIO11V A MI8SOUIII VAAI.EV KAIUIOAI ) . Conductors of the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley raihvay'doimtion lo the Loio Itoyco relief fund : W. F. Look , sup- | K. E. HOKKH I 3 00 erinti-ndent J30JN. It. Hamilton , . . 2 00 D.M.l'hllblasup F. H.Nowell 200 erlntendent SOO R. W. Illlss 8 00 T. L. Searlojf.tralu- S.O. Ooodnmn. . . . 200 master 2 CO A. M. Thorndlke , C. H. linker 2 U ) yardmuvtur SOO T. I1. Hobbe 2 00V. . H. McUlnnls , H. A. Hobba 2 DO cashier 209 W. H. Cooley. . . . 8 OO.N. F. Cheney. I1. C. Hoops 300 agent , . 103 W. it. O'Neal. . . . 200J. H. Uroatch. J. N. Hrewer a CO agent 10) (1. T. Hover 2 00 W. Hlsley , news I ) . A.WUher 800 _ agont. . . . . . SCO W. IMlallup 2 OOThoH. Nichols , en- A. 0. Fuller 200 glnecr 103 M. lorey SOOGeo. McDonald , C. A. 1'etorson. . . . 200 nrcman 100 F. MCrouch 2 00 It. Ioremerchant 100 J.M.Tarter 2 0) K.Dore , merchant 100 A VOUNO rOVTUUIUTOIl. OMAHA , February 18.To the Editor of the OKI : : Enclosed nnd tl.25 for the Luna Woob- bccku fund. 1 am only sixteen months old , bull want to add my mlto , for I think enl rl , never begin too young'to help th needy. . A OI.IVKU WILLIAM EI.DRIDQK * THR rnir.xD , KICK. , Rcnooi.s. . To tho'Edltor of the Urn ! ' Enclosed find. draft for (7.89 for Lonn Woobtocke , rained In the different departments of the Friend schools ( not Including the hlgn room ) as fol follows : First primary $1.71 , Mary Proudflt , teacher ; seoond primary fl.t3 ! , Evn Kcllogfr , teacher ; flrst Intcrmcdlnto $1.40 , Mny Dor wnrt , teacher ; second intermediate $1.22 , Hose Hurlbrost , teacher ; 11 grammar | 2.10 , Edith Eurlo , teacher. OLEXA FisnacsoK , A Pupil. HOLLAND 1'OST 75. CIIETK , February 13. To the Editor of the HKK : Enclosed find draft for * 2tW. % amount raised nt the oyster supper plvcn by Holland post No. 75 nnd woman's relief corps for the bciicllt of MlssJOttn Shnttuck. W.v. L. LuvELt , Quartermaster. TOI < D HIM"TO GO. Tlio Wny Iowa Commissioners Get Rid nf Tlielr Paupers. A giant of man and woman , together with their little daughter , have boon haunt * Inft the county commissioners and pursuing the city authorities for the past few days with tales of woo and suffering. The man says his name is Sam Warren , and If ho la to bo believed ho must have had an exciting tlmo with the county commissioners of Spirit Lake , In. Ho alleges that ho moved thcro from Omaha last July , and remained there long enough to gain n residence. Scouring employment nt pressing hay ho continued at it until ho was compelled to desist owing to the Illness of his wife. What little money ho had saved was Hxjiit | in buying medicine and in the supx | > rt of his family. During the cold spell ho applied to the commissioners far coal and was given 500 pounds. When this was exhausted ho again sent in an ap plication for more , and in turn was refused and given n written order to leave the county within n fortnight. The commissioners main tained that ho was n resident of Omaha , nnd Insisted ho should return. To this proposi tion Warren objected , but the edict had pone forth and ho had to go. Ho was assisted with railroad tickets to Omaha for himself , wife and child , nnd the freight was paid ou his household effects. Thursday the trio , "broko" in pocket nnd homeless , told their story to the county commissioners hero and demanded shcltor for themselves and their furniture. This ropiest was denied them , nnd the com missioners wanted them to go back to Spirit Lake- , agreeing to pay their passage. Warren refused to accept the offer , went away in high feather , and was yesterday busying himself in trying to secure relief of the city au thorities. MORTUARY. nnATii OF MAJOU TEnitRLT..s ruirnnTBn. The many friends of Colonel nnd Mrs. C. M. Terrell will bo pained to learn that u tol- , . I egrnm was received from him tin"I nounclng the death of their beloved nnd only t\ \ \ daughter Nellie , wife of Lioutcimnt Gcorgo ' T. liartlott , Third artillery , U. S. A. , professor ser of mathematics nnd military science nt the military academy , Chester , Pa. Colonel Torrc-11 left Tuesday evening for Chester , on receiving news of her dauporous illness , but did not arrive in time to see her alive. The remains will bo taken to San Antonio , Tex. , for burial. iir.Nxr.TT. Yesterday n man named John Dennett , ; 'j aged forty-five years , died , after n short ill ness , at St. Joseph's hospital. Ho had been for several years ono of the most experi enced section foremen on the Kansas City & St. Joe railroad. The funeral took place in the afternoon at 1 o'clock from the hospital , the remains being buried in St. Mary's ceme tery. Bennett , it is claimed , had enough money to defray the expenses of his funeral , but it is asserted that ho had loaned mouoy to friends of his In this city who now repudiate ) the accommodation. nonrrt of Public Works. The regular weekly meeting of the board of public works was held yesterday after * noon. All the members were present. Tha final estimate of the Northwestern Novelty works for furnishing nnd setting ninety-fivo iron street signs at $1.35 each , malting a bill of fH38.S5 , was allowed. The bill of $104 from C. L. Davis & Co. , for building a watch house on the Sixteenth street viaduct , which was referred to the board by the city council , was allowed. Licensed to Wed. The following marriage licenses were is sued yesterday by Judge Shields : Name and Residence. Age. j Hans Huff , Griner , Neb -JO ( Anna Ospcr , Millurd , Neb 21 i Joseph J. Buftlngton , Honey Crook , la..S3 ( EllaPruott , Honey Crook , Ia. . 17 j William Walburn , Omaha 2(1 ( | AnnioP. Reese , Omaha 23 SCALY , ITCHY SKIN And all Scaly and Itcblng Hklii and Scalp Diseases Cm eil by Cullciira. I'sorlnsls , Eczema , Tetter , Itlugworm , Lichen , Pruritus Scall Head , Milk Crust , Dandruff , llnr- liars' , Ilakcrs' , Grocers , ' and Washerwoman' * Itch , and every Hpecloxontclilnp , llurnlnc.Scnly , Pimply Humors of the Bkln , Scalp and Ulood , with Loss of Hair , are positively cutod by Curt- ctntA , the event Hklu Cure , and Cimc'UllA BoAP , an exquisite Skin liciiutmer externally , ami CimcuiiA. KKSOLVISNT , the new Illood rurlller Internally , when phyitlcluiu ami all other reuie- , dies fall. < _ PSORIASIS , OR SCALY SKIN. T , John J. Case , D. D. 8. , having practised tltl dentistry in this county for thirty-five yearn J and being well-known to thousands hereabouts , ' with a view to helping any who are allllcted as I have been for the post twelve yearn , testify that the CUTICDRA KKMKD1K8 cured me nf 1'sorlaslH , or Scaly Hklu , in eight days , after the doctorn with wnojn I had consulted gave mo no help ol encouraRcment. NE TONN.J. jJOHN J. CASE , D. I ) . 8. DISTRES8INO KRUPTION. Your CuTictmA HEMEniKS performed a won. derfulcurolnstBUinmerononoofourcustomcrx , an old gentleman of seventy yearn of go , who suffered with a fearfully dlHtrciwini ; crup. tlon on his head and fuce , mid who had tried all remedies and doctor * to tie ptirpono. TKXAKKANA , AUK. _ J. F. SMITH * CO. niTSTPANFU.Ij OF SCALES. II. K arpmiter , Hendorbon , N. Y. , cured ot . SlS or Leprosy , of twenty years' standing. by CIITICUKA HKMKDIKS , The moat wonderful cure on record. A dustpanf ul of hcales fell from him tlaliy. Physicians nud his f rleudti thought ho muHt die. ECZIOMA RADICALLY CURHD. For the radical euro of an obstinate rosoot ficzema of long standing , I give entire credit to the CiiTiciniA HKMF.DIKW. , K. 11. 1UCHAHD8ON , New Haven , Conn. ,0. Bold , everywhere. 1'rlcc ; CimpunA. 60c : BOAP. ' ffiio ; HKSOI.VKNT , II. Prepared by the POTTKU DlIITO ANIlCMKMICAf. CO. , llOStOll , Mass. ftf-Scnd for "How to Cure Hkln Diseases , " Oi pages , tu Illustrations and 1UO testimonials. MI'LKS. black-heads , chapped and oily bkln _ prevented by CimcintA MBIIIUATBII HUAV. OLD FOLKS' PAINS. | j 1'iiH of romfort for all Pains , In- Humiliation , and Weakness ot tlio Aged Is the OimctniA ANTI-PAIN it fee l'i.tSTKii , the Ont and only pain-kill- J ] bUeiiKthlng .Plaster. New , iuslautaneoua " 1 ] and infallible. TERRIBLE are Kidney and liver diieam , and wbtn onot they have leenred a firm i bold on the human i yiUm there ii t no tine to be loit if Ufa is to bo saved. Many remedies have been II tried , but none have been 10 suo- eciifal ai Ath-Io-pho-roi. Many un- j colioited teitimonlals have provei ' has cored theia that Ath-lo-pho-ros diieaiii when pnyiieians and all other remedies had failed. Back ache , pain in the tide , dullneii , wearinen , and headache , are often eymptomi of these fearful diseaiei. Athluphoroi , in connection with Athlophorot Fills , will give ipeedy relief. If your druggiit doesn't keep them , write to THE ATHLOPHOROS CO. , 112 WALL ST. , N. V , DREXEL & MAUL , ( KucccBsorn to John O. Jacobs. ) Undertakers & Embalmers At the old maud. 1407 Farnam St. Orders by telo , graph solicited and promptly attended to , , , Telephone Mo. 'Oi ' /M Mn II