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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEr TUIflSJUA x. JNOYEMBER 25 , 1890.
DAILY BEE. MOHNIKG TKIIM8 OK SUnSOKIl'TION. r > lly nml Sunday , OnoYcur 110 00 Hlxiiiniitlm , , , , , , , , , . , 500 friit-oi * tnfknllia . , , , . . , . , . , , . , 250 Hinidny Hoo.Ono Vrar 200 \\cekljr lice , OnoVcar. i 100 OITICESt Omiilia.Tlio UroHulldlnK. HoutliOiMiilm , Corner N nnd 2 < ! lh BtrccU Council IHnffB , UPrnrl HI root. i 'hlcrijo Ollloa , 317 < 'lmtnlir ! of Commerce , ts'cw Vork.lioonu 13,11 anil ir , Trllmno llulldlnj \\asliliiKton , DUl'ourtoLMith aircct. All cmnmnnlcntlnnH relating to news and fdltoilal matter olioutil bo nddresscd to tbo auditorial JlopartrnuiU 11USINT.H9 l.nTTEIW. , , All tamtnCHH letters and rvinlttuncM should tcaiMicssrdtoThcIlCQ Publish in Rf Join nnny , Oiiinlu. Drnttfl , clifcki nnd nostofllvo orders tijliu made payable to the order ol the com jinny. 3'lic Bcc Publishing Company , Proprietors , Tlit liee It'ld'c. Fiitnutn nnd Seventeenth Hta M\O1IN \ f-TATE.UE.NT OF klaloot Nebrmkk. I Comity of Douirlns. f , " Ororcn 1) ) , Tysohuck. secretary o ( The Ben rnblliiilna cotnmmv. < iocs solemnly swear that 1he nctunlclrculnlton otTjiF.IJ-Air.r Uric tor tiio wcc < crdlii ] ! Nov. IK , 161W , wns n fol- iflwu- Hiindnv. Nov. 3(1 ( . BUNS BlontUv , > 'ov. ] 7 . 10.HB rrncs ( ! y. Kor , 18 . 20.07S "Midiicsdjiy. Nov. 19. . . . 1liur-.clnv.iVov , LI ) I'rldiir. Nnr.'JI fcntunl-iv. Nov. S . . .SU'vS Average . 20,771 GKO1IOP II. T7.PCIIUCK. fworn to t'pforo mo and Biibscribod In my jwpeiifo tiiM " 'it ' clav o'Novciiinor , A. I ) . .1800 , lFKAt.l M. IM-'rit. Notary I'ubllo. fclut of Ncbrntkn. I County of DiMiBlns , I Ocnrco II. Twluick. l.plntt duly sworn , flo- Ti L' niil rnysthnt Ins Iturrreturyof Tlio lloo J'lililIiliIiil'Cornpanv. ' that the actual nveniKO lillv clrciiliitlan of rj'nr. IIAH.V HER for the tiionlhof November , 1 8" , wan iWlOcojitcs ; Tor IJufoinlcr.lSSl ) , 10,018 copies ; for January , acw. lP.ri.Vi copies : for rouruury. IS'JO , 19- 61 riii'i-s | ' : for Wnruh , JFBO , 10,815 copies ; Jor A | iHI. IffW , 50.B04 ro iilcs ; for May , 1RfO , ail ronlfH ! for J line , 3KO , SO.I'Ol cojj'es ! for July , 3HO , tuiffi copies ; -for Aucust.lHKVJO.TM copies : fur h'rplpinl-or , 1810,20,5(70 , ( coplos ; tar October , 3Sfl ! , aw,2 ( oj > lts , CFOIKU : II , T/jfcimcK. tworn to Ijiiforo me. nnrt subscribed In. my ircscnce. thla Istuay of November , A.I ) . . I8W. N P. I'Kif. Notary I'nbllo. I ; is the grand young hero oi Iho slego ol Greggsport theio warlike limes V Tun west IB not in a mood to cheer fully submit to a radical ndvnnco In rail road rules. Ai-TKita sichtdf trouble tlio world's fair commissioners have finally soLtlecl fcu tlio site. Foil some mysterious reason Man- .Afrald-oMiis-Shadow is not conspicuous in the gliost dances. Tim revenue ol the Now Orleans cost- crtico has fnllon ilat , but the express companies are waxing fat Tm : funny side of the Indian aflalr IE that some people are trying to extort o s presidential boom out of it. A FI\V : moro original jiaekngos have ticcii suited in Iowa merely to apprise tlio residents tliat the conataWos arc fchort of fees. Tin : first JMlinneo senator may como from South Carolina , vhcro Captain ? Tilluiin ! rules the roost without the aitl cf ovoa'ji kitchen cabinet. Ex-PirsriiNT ) : HAYES is ono of the most tiscful and persistent of practical lihikmtht'opists. V"cry So\v of the man who revile him ever souprht anybody's good but their own. Tin : election ot a railroad politician tc tlio United States sonata from Gcorgin liy a lo hlaturo having : sixty-six major ity for tlio Alliance causes n great deal ol comment by the press oE both parties throughout the country. B the gallant Nebraska First take ? the field the dashing Brigadier Col by should rolioarso tlio famous charge through tlio watermelon patch ol "Wnlioo , wlioro BO many of naturo'e iioblebt works were mercilessly plugged with cold ateol. Tun INIossiah rage has Its counterpart In a long-standing suporstitioa among the South American Indians. 1'hoj liuvo been wiiltlng- thirty years for tht Messiah to tlrivo out the Spaniards and return to them the lands they once owned. Thnt is tlio idea also of the ) > re sent rage on the frontier.rl'ho ngl tatetl Sioux should know , however , thai their brethren In South America art utiU walling , and that it will hardly paj for them to stop the How of rations Iron the government until they pot more t-ubstanttal evidences of reinforcements from above. A CouitKSCOSJDKOT at ValentineNob. protests ng-alnst the wholesale condom 'jiatlon o ( merchants contiguous to th < "Indiim reservation for soiling arras nn < ] _ nmmunition to the Indians. There ha : Jiovor been n sorloua protest against thii practice , nor has there been any hones Attempt to prevent , the Indians from oh tiiinltig- arms and ammunition. On tin contrary , it has been encourngod by th ( ngents cf the government who , froti ' jnotlvcsthat will not boar investigation * ] iavo supplied tlio redskins with weapons ons for an equivalent. To throw UK Vlaino on adjacent merchants is ridlcu lous , In view of the notorious fact thn weapons of all kinds have boon supplloi the Indiana ripht under the nostrils o Mho armynnil the Indian agents. AUGUST BBE.MOKT , whoso death ii Just announced by telegraph , has fo many yours boon a prominent ilguro ii the fiauiiolul and political circles of tut American metropolis. As the America ! opreBoiitntiro ol tlio Rothschilds , Hoi ; nont very naturally oxortou a wide in JluoHco among the moneyed inon of Nov York , nndwas recognlxod by tliom as i It power In the land. Politically Mr llelinont was lor many years ouo 'of tin \vhcol-horses of the democracy , to whew campaign funds ho always wtis a vor ; lavish contributor. Mr. Ilolinon wedged his way in among the blue bloods of Manhattan island by inarryliij the daughter of Oliver Hazard Perry the famous naval here of the battle o Lalto Erie. Through his political asso chitloiiH Mr. Belmonf was several tlmoi involved hi quarrels tuiil once or twlo was compelled to maintain his honor b ; fighting a duol. For tlio last ton year Mr. Behnont 1ms lived in retirement leaving- his eon , Perry Bohnant , to wli his spun in the political arena. lit ma The latest advices from the scenes ot tholmllnti demonfttmtions nro moro re assuring. The distribution of rations atlho IMnoKtugo agency , which com menced ycstordny , had liocn anticipated with grave approhonslon as llkoly to bring about n crisis in the situation. All reports from the agency for several dnys agrcedln roprosontlngtho military authorities as fearingsorioua develop ments in connection with this event , nnd the fact that the duy onssed without any now dlfllcully arising or nny ( rcah oxlilbitlon ot a hostile purpose on the part ot the Indians , warrants the presumption - sumption that a conflict has boon averted. Of course ( hero is still danger , and will continue to bo as long as the Biivngos are congregated and continue their dnncos. There can bo no reason- nblo doubt that a hostile purpose prompted their demonstrations , and it would bo a mistake to suppose that this iiiisbccn wholly abandoned. But the prompt action of tlio military authorities in mussing * troops at the threatened points has taught thorn that tlio govern ment Avns ready for the emergency and Lhu experienced heads among them know whaUhis means , The course pur sued demonstrates the wisdom of im mediate notion in an exigency of this kind and tlio most effective possible dis- pluy of tlio military power. A brief delny In this case , or a loss formidable show of force , might have resulted in a prolonged conflict , costly in life and money. As it is , oven should there yet 1)0 bloodshed , thB Indians could not long maintain hostilities , while the opportunities Jor slaughtering defence less people have boon greatly reduced , and every day Increases the security. Q'hcfo is more or less complaint that the reports of correspondents have given a too sensational aspect to the pituation and oxnggerated the danger. The best answer to this is the activity ot tlio mili tary authorities , General Miles , who is thoroughly familiar -with the Indian cliaraetor and has the best sources ot in formation regarding the situation in the northwest , has shown by his course that ho regarded tlio danger us very great. General Brooke , who Is on the ground , has indicated by his action that ho felt the danger to bo so serious as to call for all the soldiers the government could feciid from other points to the scene of threatened hostilities. The experienced Indian agents and others have con curred In the opinion that the Indians intended to bring on a conllict , and that the greatest possible precautions were neces&ary. In the lace of all this and other evidences of apprehension it is not just to the newspaper correspondents , wlio have relied mainly upon the opin ions ot army officers and others whom tlioywere warranted in trusting , to charge them with magnifying the danger. They have manifestly not done so it it. bo granted , us it is presumed all Intelligent people will concede , that the conduct of the military authorities has been wisely directed. It Is to bo expected that this Indian demonstration will have the effect to keep Bottlers away from the country threatened , but this , could not OXCUPO a suppression of the- truth ro- g-nrding it. If a con Illet ia averted , as now scorns assured , future settlers will find ample assurance In sui'h an asser tion oE the power of the government. The military authorities have still a delicate and , pot-Imps , dilllcult task before fore thorn , but tlio indications are that tlioy are now masters of the situation and will bo able to carry out whatever plans may bo decided upon without bringing on a general conflict , KEEP IT ItEVOnR TUB TAXPAYERS. During the last year of Jnmos E. Boyd's administration as mayor of Omaha a contract was made with Archi tect E. E. Myers of Detroit for the plans ot a city hall building to cost $200,000. An iron-clad contract was drawn up by which. Myers agreed tor the sum of $5,000 to furnish the plans and specifica tions and all detail drawings ; one-half of that amount to bo paid when the building should bo put under roof , and the other half when the building should bo completed and ready for occupancy. If the cost of the building exceeded the estimate the architect was under bonds to make no charge , nnd in any event no extras were to bo allowed him beyond the $5,000. During the last year of Broatch's ad- nunibtration the contract with Myers was abrogated and. by this act the con tractors for the basement and first story wcro practically roleu&ed from obliga tion to finish tlio job in accordance with the Myers' plans. This resulted in a loss to the city of at least $20,000. Then a contract for a now eot of plans was awarded by the committee on pub lic grounds and buildings of which "Wheeler and Chaffco constituted the controlling majority. Under thisbusl- ness-Hko contract the estimated cost ol tlio building vas not to exceed $1150,000 , and the architects wore tc receive 3i per cent of that amount , or n total of 312,200. In other -vords the nrchltects who would have been only toe glad , for thoeakuof the reputation , tc do this work for 2 per cent , or $7,000 , were allowed 1 per cent moro than ilyors on the total estimated cost. Scarcely had the outline sketch of the building boon drawn nnd before the old foundation of the building had been dug up , Whcolor and Clialfeo gonerouslj volunteered to pay the entire bill of the architects as will bo soon by the follow ing report , which Is a matter of record : OMAHA , Nob. , Nov. D,18S9.-Mr.President : Your commlttoo to whom was referred tli < account of Messrs. Fowler and Dclndorf ! nave examined same and recommend ttiattlu sum of f 12,075 be allowed In full of said uc count , being ItJ per cent upon $315,000 , tht estimate of said architects upon t bo cost o said Imlldhiu and la accordance with tlu lulos of tlio American Institute of architects DiMKI. II. WlIKKLKK. ' Committee. . - } C. L. Ctuv-rER , Adopted Nor. r , I8b9. J. H. SouTiuui ) , City Clerk. This report \7O8 made nnd pullet through just four weeks before the eltj election , but the ecandal created by ill publication caused a Blight hitch , ant tlio buslnesri-lllco chairman of tlu linunco commit too came to the rescue with thcT followiuff official order to tin comptroller : OMAHA , Nob. , Nov. 12 , 1S30. 0. S. Good rich , Esq. , Comptroller , Omaha Dear Sir U 111 you please Issuou warrant for | S,0001i , favor of INmlcr A : Bclndorff , architects , on ncrount. They will , within thirty days complete tbo insldo drawings , ( n small part only being un done ) and then you will Issue warrant for the balance , M.07D , allowed by the council. Yours truly , ( Signed. ) DAXini. II. WIIEELKH , Chairman Finance Committee. Approved : W. J. BIIOA.TCII. Mayor. On the face ot this remarkable letter it is shown that the architect had not completed his exterior plans , let alone the interior details , at the tlmo when the $8,000 were paid. And the sequel showed that Major Wheeler was sadly out ol time when lie predicted they would bo finished within thirty days. Jt is doubtful whether pll the interior working dotnllsnre completed and ready for the contractor at this dale. But the architects very modestly con tented themselves with the 38,000 until within the past two weeks. On the 21st of October a bill for extras wns audited by tlio finance commit toe , nnd tlio fol lowing report was submitted nnd put through tlio council : OvtAUi , Oct. 21 , 1300. Mr. President ( Chnffcc ) : Your committee to whom was referred the bill of Fowler & Bclndorlt for services on city hall , have Investigated the Minio and recommend the pay men t of same. . "E. P. DAVIS , DxKtEti II , WHEELER , Committee on Finance. Mark this report. It was ChalTeo and Wheeler last year , nnd it is Davis nnd Wheeler this year. The third member of the committee is entirely Ignored. On the 4th of this month tlio archi tects were given a voucher tor $3,088.03 , or $1,113.03 moro than was originally al lowed them by Chaffeo and Wheeler , And the outer walls of the building are B.U11 two stories below the roof. Tills is an interesting exhibit of the business-like methods of the combine. Over thirteen thousand dollars paid to the city hall architects before the build ing is under roof I AH tills , wo are as sured , according to the rules of the American Architects' association. Would any private corporation or capitalist pay the architects in full before a structure had got far enough under way to bo placed under cover ? But Chaffco. Wheeler nnd Davis Insist that they are carrying on the city's af fairs with economy and duo regard for the taxpayers' interests. WILL COXSERVATISa The party that will have control of the next legislature of Nebraska embraces men wlio entertain oxtrotno views re garding the legislation required in the interest of tlio people of the state. The result of the election has doubtless made stronger their faith in the wisdom ot their opinions and sharpened their zeal to put them into effect. But thcro is also a number of conservative men in thnt party wlio , while ns earnestly as the others desiring legislation that will give needed roliet to the people , realize tlio danger of overstepping a judicious and safe limit and enacting laws that would fail to produce tlio results in tended and would have the effect only of retarding tlio general prosperity and progress. The radical clement ot the now party which has obtained control of the legislature is perhaps at this time in tho. ascendant , but the more careful and coiibcrvativo element is not so small a minority as to render hopeless the odort It will make to keep the party under a discreet restraint and secure in telligent , judicious and practicable legis lation. The men who do not believe in an extreme reactionary policy , and wlio think that all legislation should have primary reference to the general wel fare , will not bo without influence in the next legislature , and it will dopnnd very much upon their exertions whether dur ing the next few years Nebraska shall advance ns rapidly in population and wealth as the now favoring conditions promise. Jt is a delicate and difllcult task that will devolve upon them , be- cduso not only must they overcome a great deal of dcop-rootcd. prejudice but much ignorance of sound economic and business principles. A great deal of work of a strictly educational character will bo required. Nebraska is likely to receive a'larger share of the attention of the country during the next few- months than any other western state. Already the possi bilities as to legislation here are being widely discussed , nnd not without expressions of apprehension that some thing may bo done to jeopardize interests which wo cannot afford to repel. Capi tal , always watchful and wary , is being admonished to await developments. The revival of confidence since the defeat of prohibition is marked , but there is reason to believe it would bo much morose so I'it were not for the fear that the next legislature may bo unfriendly to it. Tlio opportunities for profitable invest ment in Nebraska are well known by those who are looking about for Invest ments , and there is every reason to ex pect a largo inflow 6f capital during the next few years if there is no radically adverse legislation to repel it , but wo cannot expect this necessary aid to de velopment and progress unless wo are prepared to test it as fairly and justly as other states. A judicious protection ol the interests of the people is entirely consistent with a just consideration for all forms of investment. There is a most promising outlook for Nebraska if these newly charged with the responsibility ot law making shall bo governed by conservative views. For this growing state the policy to bo desired - sired is ono that will promote progress in nil directions , giving prosperity to all classes of our people. A OllAKGK OF MKX AXD METHODS. It is altogether llkoly that the Union Pacific railroad is soon to see n radical change botli in the personnel and the methods of its management. Jay Gould and Charles Francis Adams differ on many points , but nowhere moro notably than in their Ideas of the internal or ganization of railway systems. And Mr. Gould , rath or than Mr. Adams , is here after to dominate the affairs ot the Union Pacific. President Adams believes in divided responsibility. Under his adrainlstrn' tion the Union Pacific hns boon not so much ono grout railroad as a confedora- tloa of several roads. lie organized each of its several brunches with a com plete sot of general otllcow and made each department responsible for itself , Under this "system a largo number ot htgiily3ilarjrtiofllchls ! blossomed into being , nnd ijheso gentlemen nro now anxiously nwllltlng developments. Tlio Gould jiqllcy , na illustrated in ( ill ot his other properties , Is to concentrate authority in wio general superintendent and reduce thai hcadiof departments to the smallest rdfcstblo limit. Wlicn this plan is put fl orously into force a con siderable number of lucrative places will doubtless bo vacated and their present incumbents will have no suc cessors. Worm hns' ufllcicntly advanced on the Tenth street viaduct to bring Into re lict its massive proportions. Bcsldo it the Eleventh and Sixteenth street stmc tures are pijnnies. it is at onccs broad , substantial nnd impressively permanent. Tlio material and vorkinanshlp nro of the best , and tlio remarkable expedition shown iu Its constructional ! unitoin con firming the wisdom of the city's liber ality. The opening of this lone-needed highway , which will occur within a tow weeks , is cause for general congratula tion , Tan oflortsof the combine to distract nnd divide republicans In the various warAs , have failed. The party realized that division was a scheme worked by the Twenty-elghlora to ride Into povor and continue the system of public spolia tion , which hiis made the combine odious to honest mon. Unity and har mony is now assured , and active worltat the primaries and tlio polls by the friends of honest government , vill place city affairs in the Lands of refutable , progressive men. QUIET reigns in tlio camp of the Omaha guards. The call to arms , the tramp oC marching hosts and rattle ol martial drums finds no eclio in the si lent corridors , while the industrious spider vcaves an epic of peaceiu the polished chambers of the Catling. THE activity of the various inspectors is amazing. Tlioy skurry from post tc pillar watching the jiolitlcal interests ol the combine with a zeal born of a desire to hold their grip on the city pay roll. THE vorkinginon of the Fourth nro naturally enthusiastic tot1 the major , vhoso zeal for the tellers is not confiiici ] to the bounds of the city. It extends tc riattsmouth. nnd O'Brien , the Irish pa triots , are booked fora rcceptloa In Kan sas City , December 10. What are the friends of the homo rule cause in Omaha doing ? WITH the county hospital and the de nominational hospitals under vay , the wants of suffering humanity hereabouts bo fully provided for within a year. THE idea is growing to an actuality ir the Fifth ward , that the interests ot the people -would bo bolter subserved , bj leaving the saloonkeepers at homo. IK pop cent of increase in bank clear ings Omaha fiteadjjy maintains the lead > > of liorYouldbo Tlvalbatwoen tlio Mis sissippi and tho'Uoclty mountains ? IT is a , subject of keen regret in naval circles that none of our now and prottj war ships can bo brought to boar on the Indians , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THE pernicious nativity of the con tractors in behalf of the combine coun- oilmen is un oye-opcnor for taxpayers. OMAHA'S response to the call for as' slstsinco from .the western countlee should bo prompl and generous. THE press of St. Paul , Minneapolis and Kansas City is painfully silent on the deficit in postal receipts. THE republicans -whom Davis knifed last yenr uro moulding his political coflln. IXDIAX yiK Cleveland Leader : The Indians will doubt less soon learn that they Tnay sigh In vain f 01 the Messiah who cannot deliver them. Washington Post : Tuo present situation should teach the government a lesson. What the Indian reservations necil is a coinploU system of overhead electric light wires. New York Journal : The romance of th < .American frontier lias never hod in it any thing stranger thau tlila widely-spread craze nmong the rcdmeu of the Dnkotas , ot No < braslm , Wyoming aiul other sections of the northwest over tuo immediate coming of an Indian Messiah. It Is rumored that tin Jlorraoiis are at the bottom of this prophccj madness which has so stirred the Indians The touch of tabemuclo twaiiffin nil tlio ac counts ot the mystic proptiota I very percop. . tlblo. CUlcapo Tribune : As to this religious in fatuntloa the whites liavo no rcasou to boas their superiority. Thcro are whlto men am women of presumably fair Intelligence win believe In Scliwehifurth and o'hcr ' Mcsilal humbugs and who Indulge in oth'er cqiwllj silly nud fantastic notions in spite of the in llucncca of centuries of education and clvlli zatlon. Unfortunately , However , the whlt < slmtiH cannot bo ruii into a guard-house as easily as ttio Indraft , Flintl the delusion wll have to go on utiiiM | its victims can rcallzi their folly. ' * f Washington Post : With reference to thi threatened outbreak of the Sioiuc In the vi clnity of the I'lno ; Uiilgo and Hosebud agoa clcs , General Miles has acted v/itti his char nctoristlo discretion' and alertness. Wliili prudential reasons Undoubtedly dictated hti course iaavoidlnq all appearance ot alarm nnd in withrjoldini , ' any statement calculate ! to cxcito the publtoliiilndl or nciualut tin Indians with his lutcudcil movements , hi now admits that tfre'aituatlon was of a reallj sorloua character , and ono that reqnlrei prompt treatment , , Detroit Free Prf'S It to foolish to sa ; that because thcnrbH not been a serious up rising among the Inulans for many years there will never bo 'another. The \vholo his lory of the country shows that the Indian i as rcchless ol his own life as he is of ttiat o other * , nndvlthau added clement ot fanutl els in , tucro is no telling what , hopeless up rising may not bo attempted. Wo all Imov that there la no uope ot ultimate success fo any hostile demonstration on the part of tin red men , bat there la on awful possibility o rapine nuei camugo before tlio power of tin govern meat can be brought to bear , Henc -precautions now being- taken ro wise Ii the highest degree. Atlanta Constitution : Tlio case Is slmlla to tliat of the negroes of Liberty couutjr , Ii this. sUte , when ) they deserted the farm and workslioju and fled to the wilderness ii great eidteiuont , led by men claiming to bi CUrljLs ; but of course the trouble Is inon general among the Indians , and covers a wider Held. Hut such disturbances could bo easily ciuelled i a llttlo moro wisdom ixnd forbearance wcro4 exorcised by their pale- faced brothers. At thd moro mention of trouble among tlio Indians , whole communi ties are up In tinns and ready to precipitate a fight. AVe read of orders having been issued In different settlements , tit this early stage of the trouble , to shoot down every ludlnn who Is found without a passport , Indeed , the declaration of wnr seems to bo altogether on thosldoof the whiles , AtltS JO JOm Now York Morning Journal ! Succl ought to bo nblo to bent a train because ho Is faster , Smith , Gray & Co.'s Monthlyt Money mates the mara go' , but it can also make the Jockey pull her. Jewelers' Woottly : Chairman ( o a commit tee of walking delegates ) Wo want a clock fop a present to Mr. I'owderly. St. Joseph News : Do Mascus Seems to mo Cnrinencltn kicks higher than she used to. St , Agcdoro Vcs ; McKinlcy bill , don't ' you know I Chicago Times ! "I had a stomaoh-acho last night , " a llttlo girl informed lior rather very seriously ono morning , "and I lay on the front of my back. " Now Yorlt Morning Journal : "Did you have n peed dinner last nlghtl" "Oh , yes ; n regular roast. J Iy wlfo 'roasted' nio for coming homo four hours late. " Chicago Times : She complained of a pain In lior foot the other nny , and when usked to locate It she replied : "It Is In my thumb-toe , " St. Joseph News : When you hear that a mnn has passed in his checks , it Is not always snt'o to Infer that ho Is dead ; ho may only have overdrawn his bank account. Spare Moments : Little Boy I say , mister , do you know why you nro llko water } Fat Man No , my little boy , I do not. "Because neither of you can run up hill. " New York Herald : "Do you know , " said the stocking , "I heard the shoo say , 'Bless ' my solol1 today ! " "Denr me , " replied tlio rubber , "I always thought It\vas too straight lacoa to malto use oC such an expression. " Jeweler's Weekly ! Judge Stuffy Hnvo you any thing to say before sentence Is passed upon you ! Prisoner The ring 1 am accused of stealing is not gold , your honor. It Is flro gilt , JtidgeStuffy Ollt being acknowledged , I will give you only six years. NcljrnHkn. nov. C. P. Graves h.been Installed ns pastor of tuoPresbvterinn church at Valen- tluc. tluc.The The North Bond City Halt will bo completed - pleted in two weeks if the weather remains good.The The contract has been let for the building of a Ctiristiau church at Shubcrt to cost J1.400. Iho first issue ot the Herald , formerly of Scotia , has made Its appearance at Grcoloy Center. P , A. Fafek has removed las cornice works from Chadron to Crawford and erected , a building , The Caster county ] ail has been started overland for Moraa , where it will bo used as a town jail. A company of Chadron people have begun operations to test the reported coal llud south of town , nnd the exact state of affairs will shortly be known. Charles Golllc of Minden has been , fined $1,000 and costs by Judge Gaslia for selling liqor without a license. Since his defeat forsecrctary of stntcFrank W. Sprague has disposed of his newspaper , thoUitshvillo Sun , to E. W. Minor. M'ho cattle men of southern Cherry county have formed an association for the protection of stock ana the extermination of wolves. Mr. nnd Mrs. David Baker of Madison , Neb. , are the parents of the smallest baby on record. .It is four weeks old und weighs only four and n half pounds In its clothes. rl'ho well for the waterworks nt Hebron will cost an oven 81.000. It is to bo twenty feet in diameter nnd thirty-four fcot deep. It is encased in a stone wall two feet thick. John HatllnT of Auburn was missing his corn and tied a bull dog to the com crib door. Tno thieves came , poisoned the dog , broke open the door and carried away the corn. Cattle thieves hove been operating at Crawford. The other night .they stole a steer from. Jack Pfost and the next morning the hide ami part of the carcass of the animal were found out on the prairie. Miss Line Jones , a handsome young society woman of Alitirien , has brought suit for$3OOU for breach of promise of marriage agaiust John Mnloiio , a resident of that place. Mr. Mulouo was married ouly a , few days ago , Iowa , Jit Pleasant is talking of having a steve palace. O-sceola county employs eighty-four school teachers. Three veins of coal have been discovered near Perry. Cholera 3s carrying oft a good many Greene county porkers , A strange cattle disease Is raging In the vicinity of Moutczuuia. The soldiers' homo at Marslmlltowu will soon be lighted with incandescent lamps. A farmer living nearAlgonaofforsa reward of $10 to any ono who will secure him 11 wife. The Iowa Central railway company will harvest several hundred thousand tons of ice in the vicinity of Mason Ulty this winter for shipment to southern , points and will give employment to a small army of men all winter. John. Fein of Haverhill , Marshall county , dlcil inst week of congestion of the biuiii , brought on while nursing his brother , who dind a few days ago. By his brother's death Mr , Fold fell heir to fcW.OOO , but did not llvo to enjoy It. Hov , N. B. Ralrden of Washington , Bap tist state secretory , mot with a psiinful acci dent the other day , having his feet badly senldcd by the overturning of a vessel of boiling water. Before hh stockings could bo removed bis feet became literally cooked und the flesh came off with them. IIu will bo conllued to his homo for some time. Mrs. C. J. Cole has commenced suit at Lake City apainst Doty & Lane for 83,000 dnmaecs. claiming that they bad sold to C. J. Cole , husband of the plaintiff , enough in toxicating liquors to Justify her in doing so , Mendelssohn & Cohen , owners of the building - ing in which the saloon is located , have also been made party to the suit , which will bo heard at the February term of court. "Poor MnRgy , " an Insauo woman , died at the Linn county poor house the other day , Although insane and without a dollar , she Imagined that she was very wealthy ; that the poor house\vaa herpalacoand its inmates ter pensioners , She had a kind word for every ono , and her face always bore the happy sinilo that comes from a lovlnp heart. As she lay in her coflln the Inmates all wept as they ga/ed on the gentle and noble face they had known so many years , and that never once looked unkindly on a living creature. Tlio Two DixkotiiH. A school war Is rnglnc nt Planklnton. Sioux Falls is after a straw board factory , Thirty thousand briok were used in buildIng - Ing a smokestack for the Muulsou school house. Tbo railroad companies , under the now law , have paid In taxes to Turner county this year $0,038.33 to about $ J,000 hist year undoi the gross earnings law. The Northwestern paid J.B3J.2o and the Milwaukee | J,75fl.OT. Hanson county has over thirty artesian wells , ranging in depth from ion to 309 , feet , Some Bow hut n few barrels , others thou < sands of gallons per day. None have tapped the main artesian basin , consequently there is no great pressure In uuy. A. gas -well was recently struck on the form of Q. S. Newton , near Bridgewater. AYatcr , band and stones wcro thrown out with torriuQ force , accompanied with con siderable nolsa A test wns inadn which showed that the gas would burn readily. Thcro are now vhtco United States special timber agents out In the wood camp , ncui Ueadvvood , figuring the amount of timber that has been illegally cut nnd taken away They measure und count all tbo smal stumps a * they go along , and estimate in some way the whole iiumbor and tbo gross value. EAS SEEN THE GHOST DANCE Onptaiu Fincli Tolls of Hia Experience Among the Sioux. POWERS TALKS ON PROHIBITION , Other Imillcs Wrote to Her Husband Ultrrows nml Stnutttitcr c Iiliiuulu r\o\v niul Notes. LINCOLN , Neb. , NOT : . 21. [ Special to Tin HER. ] Among the numerous telegrams niu lottcw received by Adjutant General Cole it these troublous times is the following cplsth written by a militia captain who lias boon ro ccntly among the warlike linllwis nnd scci their ghost danco. The letter written by hltt is us follows : IIvr Smi.vcs , Nob. , Nov. SI. Adjutant Ocuorol Cole , Lincoln. Neb. My Dear Sir I hiivo Just returned tills evening from the 1'lno Ultimo niioncy and rccelvod your tcle < KruinscHtmo , I presumes In rospouso to tin tcloKrnin of TUr , Uced , chnlrmuti of the vll liifju board of tnistccs , asking foi imimunltion. cac. At this time (7 ( p , in. ) yesterday 1 vas twenty miles nortu of the URcney tittowllng the "ghost clanco" ol the Indliuis that is causing so iiuicli oxcltu incut both among the Indians nnd whites , Tc sav the least they nro Kottliif * pretty wild , mid may go too far , but I do not niiprolmiiii nil outbreak. The excitement of the Indian ? Is almost entirely of it rcllpioua iiuture , uuii while the oflictals nt the oucnoy thought wi were tailing chances in going out there , I tic not think after seeing them lit it for two 01 tlirce hours , and \io\ug \ \ right uniong then with tm interpreter , that wo were iu imj danger. It is well , however , to bcs prepared , nnd ] will endeavor to Intvo the company ready should occasion require. Will acquaint you with any new developments. Don't place U > ( much stock in the repoits sent by ncwspapoi correspondents wlio uro "on tuo ground.1 Tliov nro at the agency , it is true , hut tliej did not want to go and boo the dunce. Ho spec t fully , M. if. FINCH , Captain Commanding Co. P , is , N. Q. It is probable t bat the adjutant gcncrn mav leave for the frontier tomorrow , Governor Thayer is worried with the mul tlpllclty of telegrams from persons llvltif near the ngcucy who are begging him , foi guns and uumnition. The governor declare ! that the supply is exhausted nnd f urthci that there is no appropriation to pay for nn.v expense that nay be necessary to defend ttic lives of tlio people living near the border. Adjutant General Cole has sent twenty SpringUeld rllles nnd 1.000 cartridges to Mot- , rium , Nob. , for use by the Mordant tillo club In case of an Indian outbreak. Tlio following appeal has boon received froinMosscr : MOORF.II. Sheridan County , Nub. , Nor. 22.- IIU ICxccllcncv , Joliti M. Tliiiyor , Uovornor ol Nebraska , Lmirolu Dear Sir : llurotvltl pleiibn Mnd requisition for 100 stand of arms Our situation Is a critical one In thu extreme If tburo la an Indian outhn > : ik , aswo Imvt ovoi-y reason to feur there ulll be. If you will kindly look ut u map you will notice that MosserU situated qultu near the I'lno IJIdRo reservation. The country Is out up by deep wooded ravines , just such a location as tin liidlnn would natural I/ neck wlion on tin warpath. Unr llnanulal condition Is sucli that wo cannot roinovo our wives and clilklron to n plnoo of safety , oven for a short time.Ve must ranaln. pvrha ) > t to be butchered , who knows ? Thotcmns iilonR the railroad uro organizing , us wull they Ktiould , luit the towns will not need arms until tlio hiit Isolated settler Is cleaned out. Pardon mo for tlio urscnoy of our request , but If you con Id see thutorrorl7ed women and grlcf-strlckon children In ouriiildst you would coincide f Itli my vlow ot tun matter. Jcss than four hours' notices ormmlzpil fotty-olirht men. Wo will have 1U > , but wo didn't want to lese imotlior Instant m ordering arms. Very respectfully. Sin.vr.r U. Hiooi.9. The reaiiNltlon IsslRnod by the forty-eight volunteers nnd ccrtllled to by ( Jlinrles B. Mays , clerk of the district court ot Sheridan county. Orders have been sent out to the following places by Adjutant General Cole to return the arms in their possession : Normal school at Peru , the reform school at ICcarnoy , tlio college nt York nnd the In dependent companies at Kearney and Osceola. POWERS ox ritoiiinrnox. John II. Powers , late candidate for the gubernatorial chair , denies the allegations that ho is an ultra prohibitionist. Mr , Powers says that ho dared not declare him self for fear ho might .illennto the strong pro hibition clement of the allianceparty. . He now takes pleasure in announcing that ho is in fnvor of local option and not a believer , cither in prohibition or high license. Ho says that ho docs not bellaro timt the alliance legisla- laturo will pass statutory prohibition after the people ot the state have so emphatically sot down upon the move. Tbo Chicago Lover , one of the rankest of prohibition organs , stated before election that Powers had voted for Fisk , the prohibi tion candidate , two ycnrs ago , and the letter published over bis own name by Powers last July In the Now York Voice , iu which ho declared - clarod himself in favor of the prohibition amendment would Indicate that Mr. Powers has undergone a change of heart since the election. nivns sr.iUGiiTBiiTnc LIB. ' Jay Burrows says Brad Slaughter lies in the story told by him about Bacr , the demo cratic nominee for lieutenant governor , hav ing a number of relations in 11 certain pre cinct , but who ilare not vote for him because they had been forced to talto an oitth nt n bibia that they would vote a straight alliance ticket. Brad Slaughter was In the city last evenIng - Ing nnd asked concerning the matter. Ho declared that ho had not tola the story about Uaor half as strongly us that gentleman him self had told it. Ho further declared that Buor bad sixty relations in Unit precinct , nil formerly democrats , and not one of them dared to vote for Baor for the fear of being driven out of the country. A shrewd politician remarked , today that there was only one quality about Burrows lie admired , and that was his ability to make a good living out of the alliance movement. TUA.Yr.im ox THIS INDIANS. Governor Thayer was Interviewed in re gard to- the Indian outbreak and expressed himself as follows ! "Have you any news from the Indian er- citomontf" "No , I have nothing morethan what is con tained in the papers , except calls from differ ent points for arms and ammunition. " "Do you anticipate that there may bo blood shed 1" " 1 have believed all along that there would bo no bleed shed , but the dispatches of yes terday nnd today look rather more wnrllko , " "I notice that some people tiavo tendered their services to go to the front. Have you had many such offers ! " "Yes , quite a number of them , " "Aro you likely to call upon them for thelc services } " "I do not expect to IKJ obliged to. I think the regular army will settle the < iucstion with the hostile Indians. " "Are thcro any funds with which to pay for such services I" "Not u dollar. I am wholly without any means whatever to moot expenses If it be came necessary to cull out the National guards. I have already sent out nil the urms on hand and distributed them between the different towns along the northern border , together with a thousand rounds of ammuni tion for each place. There are about twc hundred guns belonging * to the state ; t portion , of them being in possession ot the company of cadets nt the 1'cru normal school , say fifty ; forty In possession of the York college ; forty more in posses slon of the Independent company nt Kearney noy ; about forty nt the Industrial school ol Kearney , and a few nt Osccola , male Uift about two hundred in all. This morning I ordered all those to bo sent hen by express nnd as soon ns received they wll bo distributed among the exposed towns or the northern bonier , and wo shall for wurd ammunition with them. The means of the state will then bavo been ex \Yahavanotupennytotupcnd in any way for military purposes or lor the de fense of our people , not even to pay the express - press charges for the transportation of tnes < arms. % " 1 have , issued no ordora for any membon of the National guards to hold themselves it readiness to march without any delay. ( ! cn- oral Cole on last Saturday Issued nn order U all the members of the National guards tc forward Immediately their unuual reports Ills object vras to enable him to make out hit ) own annual report , and Imil no reference tfl the present Indian troubles. "I unro tried to avoid creating any eiclu1- mentor alarm. I do not wish to think thet they nro liable to bo called away from themes homes nml uuolncss nt n moments notice. any extraordinary oinorsoiicy nrlsoi then wo wilt endeavor to meet it and act as exigencies nrlse. " OTitr.n unins WHOTR TO HIM. Mrs. Anna E. Taylor iwks the district eotirt for u divorce from her" husbnnd , Orlumlo .1 , Tnvlor. She snys that she has been married / ' to him for four years , nnd thnt ho has been jf guilty of extreme cruelty toward her. S\\o/ \ also demounts nt length on the ( act that ho ro eclved numerous anonymous letters from lady friends nnd was mean enough not to nt < tempt to give his wife any explanation what * over concerning thorn , She nbo tmys ho fre quently told her Unit slio made htm very tired niut that ho wished to get rid of her , She dually loft him nt his request , nnd ho wiw so pleased with this action of hers thnt ho never asked her to return , for thcso reasons she asks for a divorce. MiaXAl.l. AND CAI.VCUT AITIUL. Jt will bo romcmbered thnt n few -weeks ngo Ed Olgiiall nnd T. 13. Cnlvort of the 1 ! . . < s M , railway company wore lined JX ( ) nnd $ M ) respectively for contempt of court in ob structing the crossing of the 13 , & M. tracks nt Twelfth and " \Vstrecta so that the Lincoln electric street railway could not cross. Today these railway ofllclnls appealed the ease to the supreme court , . * imtTTltOIlt JM ! ! > IXSUlltXCI ! . A query comes from F , B. Curly , cashier of the Chadron tanking company , asking If the Millers'national Insurance company of Chicago cage Is nuth6rl7.ed to transact business in this stiito. Deputy Auditor Allen replies that It is not , nnd consequently 110 insurance can bo collected by the persons Insured In case of tiro. It was onlv u few months ngo In Chad- ron thnt a mill , insured in nn unnuthorlzcd company , burned down , and the owner never has been nblo to collect a cent of insurance. ODDS AXI ) ISNMIS. K. P. Koggcn , ono of the proprietors of the Capital hotel , Hindu application to tlio district court today for the appointment of a receiver for that hostelry , Mr. Kotrgon boa made ar rangements to go into another business and desires to get out ot the hotel enterprise. Anson L. Hoot nnd 14. L. Parish secured nn Injunction from Judge Field yostordav to prevent II , W. Xlnk nnd Charles Wilson from jj removing certain goods nnd fixtures from the drug store at Twenty-fourth nnd 0 streets. Deputy Sheriff MclTm-lnnd served the order of the court yesterday , hut says that the de fendants , presumably acting on the ndvleo that an Injunction served on Sunday docs not hold good , proceeded to remove the goods. If this is true thcrowill bo o con tempt of court tomorrow. Judge I'ield holds that there is no reason why n person should ho allowed to do any thing on Sunday which would Interfere wltli the rights of anybody. Judge Field wns culled to Kansas City last evening and Judge Chapman is holding court today. lie Is now engaged In lioailng to n Jury the cnso of 1'opo & Lewis vs. .1 , L > . Kus- sell. 'Ihe plaintiffs nro Chicago commission men , who entered into n contract with Kus- sell whereby they were to receive enough grain In n specified time to give tnom $1.000 commission. Russell , tlioy claim , failed to fiililll his part of the contract , nnd they allowed the contract to bo extended fourteen months , liussell failed oven then to 1111 the contract , nnd they therefore sue for SIM balance of $1,000. 'J'uo defense is that the contract wns fulfilled. I'rof. Kocli'n Discovery. B HUMS' , Nov. 34. [ Special Cablegram to Tun BKE. | An English patient with lupus has been practically cured after five Injec tions of Koch's curative lymph. In some cases patients have shoxvn ccrobral disturb ances during the treatment , necessitating extra precautions and a reduction of tlio strength of the injections. In n few cases thcro have been relapses , ninklnirlt dilUcnlt to llx the exact value of tlio discovery. An English doctor declares that Prof. Koch's ' as sistants have boon guilty of sunplyhig physi cians , nnd have done a roaring trade without the knowledge of Prof. Koch. Emperor William Imndcil the red caRlo decoration to Prof. Koch at the rondusion of a long nudlcnco Saturday , at which the pro fessor gave a detailed account of his dhcov- cry. The Stanlcy-Itarttclot Hcniulal. LONDON , Nov , 24. [ Special Cablegram to TiiuBKR.l The letter recently written by a brother of the late Lieutenant Jnmcsou , in which ho charged Stanley and Bonneywlth abuse or his hospitality nnd breach of con fidence , has brought out a reply from Bonnoy , who writes to tlio Times denying Jameson's allegations. Bonney declares timt neither honor Stanley Intended to allude to the mat ters that have caused such n scrndnl , but wcro forced to do so by Barttelot's brotnor. The revolutions , ho says , -wore published be fore ho entered , the controversy , lie denies that ho has over stntcd that Stanley over read Lieutenant Jameson's diary and made extracts from it. Ruined bjr the 'Jnrim ST. PBTKiisnuno , Nov. 24 , [ Special Cable gram to TIIK Ben. ] The wool export trade In South Hussion and pen provinces have' been ruined by the new American tariff. Tbo merchants nro loudly complaining to the government that they are unable to oven un load their goods owing to the vexatious cus toms formalities. SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE ACH article in tbt Deernl > } r numbir n illustrated by a single artist who has worked in close assoication x/i.fi the author. HOLIDAY NUMBER "JA.PCNICA. " Sin KUVTIN AnNOM > 's flrst pnpur upon .Inpnn and ( ha Jnpaneso. llluatrulod byUolicrt Ilium. A UNIQUE SERIES OF TULL PAGE EUAWINO-S kv llOWAHl ) l'VK ' , "A I'lis- toratnltlioutWonU , " tolling tliclr story without tliuahlof text. 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