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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , JANUAttY 2 , 1801 ,
THE DAILY BEE. _ " E. UOSKWATBK Ki.iTOit. PUBLISHED KVKUY MORNING TEHMS OK HUHSCK1PTION. Dully nnd Sunday , Ono Year 110 00 Flxnionths fi 00 Thrpo months 2 ft ) Bnmlnjr line , One. Yenr SOO ' M'cokly lloo , Ono Year. KM Ol-TIOES : pmnhfi , Thn Urn llulldlng. Hojith Oniiiliii , Corner N nnd rail Streets. Council HliifTs. 12 I'piirl Strert. Chlcnco OHIce , : il ? Chamber of Cotmnprcp. . r uw York.Hocirns 10,14 and 15.Tribune Itulldltig ivnulilHKlon , 613 l-'ourtventh fjlreet. coiutnsi'oNDKNOB All communications roliitln' ' to nnw * nnd rilltorlal iiinttor should bu uddreisod to the lulllorlnl Department m'UlV17CU In' . 'P'PIMJQ . . All biislne'rt letters nnd remitttincnt should to addiefcsedlo ThoKeo Publishing Oompnny , Oiiialm. UraftH , checks and nostoflleo orders to ho niftilu pnvnblo to tlio order of the ooiu Jinny. Tlic Bcc - Publishing-Company , Proprietors , Tlic llco li'ld'p , I'nrnnin unct f-oventounthSts PWOHN STATEMENT o"K "blHOULATlUN ttntoofN . .irafvkk. I Count , of Donslna. f * " fit irm it. T/Bchuck , serrotiiry of The Bee rulill.'l.lnu1 romuunv. cloni * noletnnly swnat that the nctual clrRulatinn of TIIK DAILY HKR for tlioveeK etidlui : Dec. 'J7.1NW , wni as fol- InwR : Hnnclnv. nee.21 SC.Oir. Mondny , Doe. 2- ' ff-WS Titesdliy. I Vr. ! ) . . . , l.Tla Wc-clneidny. DOP. 24 .K.KM Thiiitiilny. Dee. 2."i J5.tr ! > 0 l-rltltiv , lpe.5fi ) WTTQ Saturday , Dot1. 27 Average , Croiion I ) . TKSCIIUCK. From to leforo mo nnd subscribed In my presence tins -J7th ( lav of Doecmlior. A. D.,1890 | fKAt.l M. I * . I'Kiuotury 1'ubllo. Etuto of Nobrnskn , l. _ C'oiiuty nf Douglas , f " Ocorpo II. Tzscliuek , belnt ; duly sworn , rto- "OfPH null fi-H tlmi , no Is fcccrctnry of The Hoe j'nbllsbltiK Oonipnny. thnt the actual uvcriiKn clnllv clreiilntlon of TIIK DAII.V HEB for the month of January , 1MM , WM cnnlps ; for I-'obrunrv - , IBIO. in.'Ol cools1 * : for Mnrch. IPDO. J0,8ir > copies ! for April. It-m , W.fn tonics ; for May , WO , WO < -npIrs : fnr.Itiiip , mO , V0.r01 cnplrni for July , IKl ) , So/RJ copies ; forAuimst , Klio.SP.Tf.Ocopies ; for fc'rjiteinl i-r. 18tO.'J3.S70 copies : for Octolinr , JHO. IMWr/J roplps ; for Noveinlipr , 1K0 , 22,130 copies ; for December , lt-00.111,171 copies. Ccni'iiK II. T/SCIIUCK. Fworti tn T pfnrn md. nnd snliserlbc-d In my tlus lstany of Iocembir. A. D. . WM. N 1' . Kiir. : Nntnry Public. ON , Coi.nY , on , to where glory waits. IK KOUU days more Gcnornl Reform will take command in Lincoln. A SUKK rccino for Bnfoty on the frontier : Keep your eye on Tibbies' coat-tail. Tun Now Year cnmo in HUe a Hon. How it will rollro from business remains to be scon. WYOMING cupitiilists tire rtotcrmlnotl to lubrieiito the wheels of progress with oil from the bowels of the earth. AMONCJ the various combines begin ning : business with tbo Now Year , the aonp trust cnsily'takcs the cako. GENKIlAr. Sl'lNNKH is lloild , but his memory will live na long ns llioro is an original frconbaclc in cireultilion. TtiK tliormomctor roglstors COdogroos below xoro tlown in Muino , and Hannibal llatnlin still delios the element without nn ovcrcont. IT is a suggestive fact that nil retir ing stdlo ollk'ors urge various reforms which they conveniently ignored while at the apex of official life. Miss Wir.nAKD wants the woman's building ut the world's fair mndo in tbo shape of a woman's heart , And Miss "Willard is tin old maid , too. TIIK people of Omnlm are determined to exhaust every legitimate means to prevent the city being tricked again by treacherous railroad managers. SHOUU > the gallant survivor of the siege of Wahoo move to the scat of war the Indian scalpers will throw up their hands and capituluto without firing a shot. GENTUJMKN who are preparing in augural addresses as governor of Ne braska have but a few clays left to com plete the greatest olTorts of their lives. Steady there , Messrs. Boyd.l'owcrs and Majors. "SoMBDODY is responsible for the massacre , " exclaims tlio jackass bat tery. Undoubtedly. 13ut what troubles the J. 13. is that the soldiers did not re strain themselves and permit Big Foot's , butchers to slaughter every man. Their vigorous dofonsoof their lives will never bo forgiven by Hcntimotital lunkheads. NOTHING lost ) than a $1.000,000 post < ofllco building will satisfy Chicago. Tlio erection of the building , however , may 8 > o indefinitely postponed if the govern- 'Jiotit will Immediately improve the local circulation by exchanging from $0,000,000 to $8,000,000 for tlio now site. The frazzled real estate boom is short o.of wind. THE irrepressible boomer is prepar ing for a raid on the Cherokee strip. Although tbo government has not com pleted negotiations for the land the raiders hppo to expedite mattor.s by re peating the Oklahoma experience. The ! distressed condition of the settlers adjoining .flat joining the strip forcibly suggests that tlio country is a first rate ono to stay nway from. TUB friends of the school book trust "view with alarm" the prospect of stnto publication in Nebraska. This is the most natural thing in the world. ho money sharks have the same ng about usury laws , the railroads about n a maximum rate , nnd the profossiona patriots about the reduction of Icgisla - live expenses. The plain people do 101 share the alarm , however. They are somewhat pleased at the prospect ireof having an innings to themselves for asa change. TIIK BKK has received from the Massachusetts - saml chusetts bureau of labor statistics Urn1 portion of its annual report relating to the labor laws of the old commonwealth . th.ho It is an admirable presentation of , ho advanced and hunmno loglsla'ion of fa people who Etlll retain tholr ancion 3IltOf prestlgo as among the first Of American states. It Is romnrkubl how Massachusetts , which has for year : boon in the van 'in the enactment arsof just labor luws , continues to advance its standard lu this respect year after year . , \rn.r \ , srrEn nr THE VOXSTITVTION. A democratic pnpor announce ? that 1,000 Omnlm democrats will bo on hand at Lincoln next week "to Beat Uoyd , " nnd Jay Hurrows , determined to go him butter , retorts that 1,500 aUlanco farmof ors will bo there "to seat Towers. " Such talk is nrrniit folly and discred itable alike to the nlvte : and the parties whom Ihoso "loaders" claim to repre sent. It 1ms no counterpart In tlio feel ing of the people an a whole , nor in that of the rank and fllo of the democratic nnd Alliance parties. The governorship will bo settled in the manner provided by tlio constitu tion and all citizens will nbldu the re sult. Our government Is a government of law , and not of force. Our lawmakers should bo entirely free from bulldozing or any pressure that would prevent the free oxorclso of their functions as repre sentatives of the people. The legislature will convene next Tuesday and organize the two housos. The llrst business in order ( .will bo the canvass of the returns for state olllcors in thd presence of both houses assem bled. The duty of opening the returns iiml conducting tlio canvass devolves upon tlio speaker of the house. When the returns from every county have been road and summed up the persons receiv ing the highest number of votes for each respective olllco will bo declared olcctcd. The issues involved In tlio pending con- lost against the governor and state olll- fora will bo hoard nnd determined by the legislature at a future date hot apart by law for that purpose. That is the mandate of the constitution. If thorn is any question as to the eligi bility of James E. Uoyd for any reason , the t'ourts will bo called upon to docldo it , and again all parties at interest will abldo the decision. It is ridiculous for anybody to pretend that the governorship will bo settled in the manner that potty Central American republics settle tholr political differ ences , or that wo are to have in No- hr'iskti a dual state government and a linal settlement by force , after the fash ion that once prevailed in South Care lina. It is not to bo believed that po litical passions could over run high enough in Nebraska to drift the people away from the constitutional methods that nro essential to the preservation of free Institutions. TIIK AltMY I'KXSIOX SllAltKS. According to latest obtainable data , 30,000 worsens enjoy lucrative incomes out of the pensions granted to survivors of tlio rebellion and previous wars. In other words , the bonoliconco of the gov ernment toward deserving soldiers ana Bailers and their dependents has created an army of pension agents greater than the military roster of the nation , and their exactions are at once a scandal to the government and nu outrage on the veterans of tbo war. A correspondent of the St. Louis Glolic- Democrat has made an exhaustive inves tigation of the origin , development and profits of pension claim agents and pro duced astonishing statistics. The records of the pension olllco show that since 1SG2 477-182 claims have boon allowed , upon each of which tbo attorney collected $23 , the fco allowed by law. From this source alonothoy reaped $11,1)37,030. ) But this is not all. Out of increased claims allowed , to the number of 01OG6 , they netted $10 each , nnd a like sum from 11,193 reissues and other claims. It is from the increase that the great harvest is reapedfor each advance riots the at torneys $10 , so that in twenty-eight years the increases gave thorn profits of from' $12,000,000 to 815,000,000. The fees derived from other pension sources swell the total profits of the attorneys since the war to $37,000,000. That is to say , out of the $1,000,000,000 paid the survivors of the war , ono twenty-seventh part wont into the pockets of the pension sharks. The fut frying does not end horo. Tn fact , the business ia in n moro nourishing : condition today 'ban ' over boforo. Tlio dependent pension bill will , if all claims ( lied uro allowed , yield thorn in fees So.MO.OOO. Original invalid claims 011 llio will yield $5,000,000 moro. Fees on increase claims now on iilo , nntl on the cell muled number of increases under llio law of .Tune 27 , 1890 , will swell Iho total to $21,800,000. At llio present rate of progress all claims now on fllo will bo adjusted within four years , so that tbo M,000 ) pension agents will in tlml litno "earn" $21,800,000 , or 8711,000 annually , cqunl lo $23,700 , each per annum. Thin outrageous robbery is localized by Iho government and Iho bonollolnrius are growingboleler and moro dofiun to very day. An instance lias yet lo bo found where a veteran of the war has grown rich on the nation's bounty. Yet hero ia a constanlly increasing nnnv of pen sion claim agents growing opulent on a species of robbery sanctioned by law. It is time the government put an end to tliis fruitful source of Bcandnl and job bery , and entirely abolished the fee sys- loin. It is an outrage on the veterans [ af the war to give legal sanction to tlio exactions of the pension sharks. TIIK AltMTt.VJ TUB AGRXCIRS. General Miles has again urged the in terior douartment to replace the present Indian agents at five points in Soulh Dakota with five well known % anny II3t cors. The suggestion will hardly moot with favor. Grave objections will bo urged against it whenever it is consid ered. The army and the Indians havo'never formed a happy combination , The de mands of humanity and the enlightened Hplrit of the ago are for the systematic education of tiio Indian and the asbim- ilation of civilization. If Indian warfare - faro is over to stop short of the extermi nation of the red man the result must bo 1)0of accomplished by the peaceful moans of the school , the farm and the ranch. h.or The government Is already spending over 91,800,000 n year to > make the Indians useful citizens ami safe neighbor * . Wo must undoubtedly go forward with the work , and the teacher and the mission ary are the men to load it. The chief reason why it would not bout well to .consider the Miles suggestion at this time , in splto of its apparent popu larity lu congress , is that it cannot yet bo known what now conditions the pros- enl deplorable war will put upon heir Indian question. II is possible that mar- : iiil rule will bo n nocosdty for some tlmo to como in order to furnish the settlers with protoction. If so , It mint bo i n , temporary moatturo only , to bo I followed by the withdrawal , of Iho troops , Iho confinement of the Incor rigible Uoslllos nnd tlio ro-osttiblUhmont of the agencies of uonco. Ono thing , however , ia absolutely es sential. This Is that the govonnuonl should uncertain by a lliorough invostt- gallon how the Indians have boon trontod. It Is to bo hoped that out of this present Iroublo wo shall nt Icasl bring u just nnd losllng sollloinont of the vexed Question. Till ! IM.V/O Uf TIIK FHOSTlKlt. It is the duty of the state government to use every moans in Its power to allay the panic of the settlers on the north western frontier. More permanent in jury to that section of the stale is to bo feared from that cause than from actual depredations by the Indians. Like the panic in a theater when nn alarm is raised , the greater danger lies in the mad rush of llio people rnlher than In the original cause of it. It is stated that not loss than 2-1,000 pcoplo are now in a state of great mental and physical distress as a result of the Indian menace to lives and property. They have hastily vacated their homes in the dead of winter arid , in many cases , loft their horses and catllo to starve , or to perish from cold. Tills is in a tier of largo counties from which there has hitherto boon no cry of distress , but un less the panic is chocked the inevitable result must bo a largo addition to the number of destitute families in tlio sparsely settled sections of the stato. The sarno prompt and decisive action which stamped out the organized b'indB of catllo thieves in Koya Palm in the spring of 1889 , and which has in the past fo\v months done so much to avert actual suffering in the drouth-stricken district , will prevent widespread calamity on the exposed frontier. The subject should receive the immediate - diato attention of the authorities at Lincoln. DKA'fll OF OKXKIlAlj Sl'tXffRtt. The death of General Francis E. Spin ner , who was for fourteen years from 1801 ( to 187(5 ( treasurer of the United States . , removed ono of the men who , during llio perilous period of civil con- llict , rendered invaluable service to the country. General Spinner was in some respects a remarkable man , but the most honorable thing to bo said of him is that ho was'a man of the highest in- togrlty. A democrat before the organ ization of the republican party , and the recipient of political honors as such , ho loft the democracy and became a repub lican as soon as that party was organized and was twice olecled to congress , where ho did valuable service of a practical kind. kind.When When the republican party came into control of the government in 1801 Presi dent Lincoln , on the recommendation of Secretary Chase , appointed General Spinner treasurer of the United Stalcst and ho remained in that position down to with in a few mouths of the close of President Grant's second administration. Ills name was a synonym for ofllcial in- logrily and lie was known also as ono of the most indefatigable workers in the service of the government. While his ad- minislralion of the affairs of the treas ury was not marked by any tiling more than the application of sound business principles and the requirement of abso lute honesty , while ho made no dashing or brilliant ventures into the domain of financial theories , ho was recog nized as an able and safe finan cier , and his suggestions always car ried great weight with congress. His striking signature on the greenbacks made his autograph better known lo llio American people than that of any man of his timo. General Spinner had reached the ripe ago of 83 years , and for a year or two had boon nn invalid , suf fering from cancer. In a letter pub lished a short time ago ho referred in pathetic terras to the progress of the pitiluss malady that was gradually and surely sapping his life , and which caused him the most acute suffering. The pub lic career of General Spinner was an ex ample of olllcial integrity nnd devotion to duty which gives his memory tlio best possible claim to bo honored by his countrymen. GOVBHNOII THAYKK again appeals to the people of Nebraska for further con tributions to the destitute people of the drought-stricken counties of tho'state. The cold weather that is now upon us should servo to give emphasis to this appeal. Thousands of our follow citi zens , industrious , thrifty and honest people , are in want. They need fuel , clothing and food , and if these are not provided , and promptly , too , there must bo a great deal of stifi'oringamong them. It would seotn that to make the moro statement of the case would bo sufllciont to elicit an immediate and generous re sponse. This matter imposes upon the prosperous people of Nebraska an im perative duty , and it Is greatly to bo hoped that this will bo mot with such promptness and liberality that no further appeals will bo necessary. It is a duty from which wo cannot escape and there Is , great urgency for its immodlnto per- formanco. Tim fact that we still have bravo sol diers in the United States should not escape tlio attention of the country. Think of the gallant olllcors and men in the Indian country who are now bearing the hardships of a winter campaign against the most heartless enemies that the white man over mot. Two or threescore score of tliom have already marched to death , nearly every ono of them pierced through the head by men who shot to kill. All of thum nro in danger of tlio same fate. They nro not inspired , like the veterans of the civil war , by the know ledge that they are fighting to pro- eorvo the union. Like the men 3It ItO Ualaklava , they march to duty and to death because they are loyal lo their commanders. Tlio sickly sentimentalists should not lese sight of those facts. A FKW months ago a combination of nfn local Insurance agents was formed in Kansas City , similar to that organized ( in Omaha. The announced object waste to prevent a war of rates and harmonize ; the Interests of policy men , but in reality llio motive power of the movement waste isQ to crush out such organizations as re- I fused to como into the squeeze. . A do- lormtnod offorl Is being made by Iho business men' Of Kansas CMty to break up the combine. I ( Is proposed to prosecute the members under the national antl- trust law nndtlutormlno at once whether the federal hWwlll protect the public from tlio exactions of tlio now Insunuico combine. Gouu > and Dillon affect astonishment over tlio terms of tlio contract tbo former mtiuhgtMnont of the Union I'a'n clilc intulo with Iho Milwaukee nnd Roclc Island roads. They prolond to have just dlscovcaod Us , uxlstoneo. Yet , on the authority of President Miller of the Mil waukee road , Sidney Dillon and Gren- vlllo M. Dodge wore chiefly instrumental In inducing both roads to onlor inlo llio contract which thoyaiow forcibly refuse lo abide by. GOULD and Dllllon now admit tlml the * Union Pacific terminal facilities in Omaha are worth live millions. Inas much as Omaha has donated tills val uable property to the road on condition that wo should enjoy the benefits of a union depot and all passongnr transfers , the company should llvo up lo Us obli gations and remove tlio bridge embargo. AccouniNO to the hypocritical re formers of the council it would bo an unjust drain on the taxpayers to have the monthly appropriation ordinance published. But in the next breath they vole away $5,000 , of the .taxpayers1 money as a reward to the organ of the NOTWITHSTANDING ibo exhaustion of the general fund , Iho mercenaries of Iho council are conlracling obligations and inflating salaries , utterly indifferent to the oll'ccl out Iho overburdened tax- payors. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ WITH the assistance of several re cruits , the council combine lavishly re wards its organ , at the expense of the taxpayers. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THIS so-called charter revision has degenerated into a wholsalo raid on the taxpayers. Ills Uncoil AVtll lie Cooked. Chtrnun Inter-Ocean. Ignatius Donnelly is trying tohypnotizotho fanners' alliance in Minnesota. lie will Imvo to use a more powerful lover than the Liucou- tail cypher. Disturbing tlio Defunct. Chicago Tribune. Some reckless ghoul Is socking to galvanize the political remains of tlio Hon. Bill Mor risen - son and run them Tor olllco. Is tUoro no rest in tbo silent tomb ? Texas Knccwrnircincnt. I'MliHlctplita 1'rrss. The prohibitionists polled 034 of the 300,000 votes cast In Texas. The figures are cer tainly encouraging to tbo cold-water party considering thnt they como from Texas. Good Tor Winter Campaign. So far as euphony is concerned the Ideal combination for n presidential ticket would bo IJced and Husk. Wo ought to cut down the democratic majority in Kentucky with Tom aud Jerry. Tlio New Knulnml Lament. Sitting I3ull antl the other Sioux Lived in the land where the blizzards blloux , And they frrioux , they Krioux , they grlouxl Till ono duy they shot him thrioux , And kicked up an awful bullaballoux Bioux-hloux 1 bloux-Iiioux 1 bioux-hinux I Colonel Fliuinunn'H Majority. St. Lnutx Glntic-Dimocriit. Colonel Webster Flanagan can point with pride to the fact that ho got a larger majority than any other candidate for governor this , year. It was against him , to bo sure , but that ilnos not affect the question of Its sur passing bigness. Fanners null Finance. I'tttsbnra JitspaMi. It is a sound doctrine that so far as govern ment credit is concerned each industry and interest must learn to stand alone. If the farmers talco the wise resolution that they will do so , they have the rlK&t to demand that Wall struct and the corporate financiers stiall do the sumo. Tlio Icloa Mas Taken Tloot. OIILEANS , Neb. , Dec. 31. To the Editor of Tins Bun : I am much pleased to sco your timuly : nnd sensible article in Tuesday's BEE , "Seed for the Sufferers. " That the re lief may bo complete 1 would suggest that the supervisors in each township or the com missioners in each county setono or two days apart for the tailing of applications or blanks furnished for the purpose by the stato. Lot the blank show whether applicant has any corn , wheat or oats on hand. l-et them also show last year's acreage and the proposed acreage for this year as a guide to amount applied for. If this would bu ton largo an ap propriation then lot each applicant receive an equal portion. Lot statements bo sworn to. Wen the sheets are properly filled and returned to him appointed to receive the same , then each applicant will receive a due bill of amount apportioned him nml when dis tribution comes will receive that and no more anil there will bo no favoritism or quar reling. It it is not done systematically it it not half done. No time must DO lost , for seeding will commence in sixty days. ANDHEW UICIIMO.VD. A LITTLK WO It Lit OF 1119 OIl'X. Loniti \ Punch. I'm a mighty man of science , and on that I place rtilluucc , And 1 hurl u stern defiance at what other ' ' people say ; Learning's torch I feebly Itlnclle , with my Haeckcl , Huxley , Tyudall , Ana all proadliinK is u swindle , that's the motto of today. I'd give the widest latitude to each agnostic attitude. And everything : * a platitude that springs not from iuj ; mind ; I've studied cntomolojjy , astronomy , con- cbolof-y , Ana every other 'ology that any ono can find. I am n man of ' < science , with my bottle on the shelf ; 'i , i I'm game to iiiiiko a little world and govern it myself. - o-i i I'm a demon at dissection , and I've always hud affection * For a curious collection from both animals and man ; ' " I've a lovely ptooclactyl , some old bones n lit- tlo cracKoJ. I'll Got some mummies , and , lu fact , I'll pouuco on anything I can. I'm full of lore botaulcal anil chemistry or gan toil. I oft put ia a panto all tbo neighbors , I must own. They smell the fumes and phosphoros from London to the Hosphorotis ; O , sad would bo the loss for us had I boon never known. I am a man of science , with rny bottles on the shelf ; I'm giitiui to make a little1 world anil govern it my self. Clnrk'Ijyon. Mr. Harry O. Clark anil Miss Kmraa Ly-on worn married lost night at the residence of the bride's mint , Mrs. J. l . McDonald , 1807 Karuum street. After January Ifi Mr. umi Mrs. Clark will bo at homo ut the stmio plucu. XKII'S OF THE XOIlTlin'JKHT. Nebraska. The Salvation army has laid tlogo to Hebron , A Moronic lodpo has been organized nt Cal- laway with sixteen members. Hog cholera Is roslnc in Hnrlan county , ono farmer hnvln # Itwt l00 ! porkers. The WobMcr County Ar us nt Hod Cloud hiv changed hands , 1'ostmtister Warren ro tiring. Three Columbus boys went out north of the city ' the other ilny aud bugged seventeen pralrlo dops. John fonnollv , rli.-irpod with burclamlntr th' resldi'iu'o of Fred Crclger nl Alma , bos been - anvsteil Arch Swnrtr. of Alma was held up by a hljrhwnynmn hack of tlio Free Alethodlit ctiuruh tbo other evening nnd was robbed of 15 i-cnti , all hu had , Prof. T. .T.H. Perry , for n number of.voarsn resident of Klvcrton tuicl nt ono tlmo superin tendent of schools of Franklin county , died recently nt Wallace , Kan , , where ho had been rtmnlnga bank , Albert Hatneonibo , n Wood Hlvcr block- smith , U serving a thirty-day sentence in the Unit county Jail for beathiR hU wife. The woman will bo confined to her bed for weeks with three broken ribs and tcrrlblo bruise * . While the Union Paclllc passenger train was between Ortind Island nnd Columbus , a lady from tbo west was suddenly taken sick , and all the ladles In the car crowded around her to protect her from public Razo. The laily wns bound for Columbus , where she was taken from the cars , but not before she had given birth to a child. The store building at Lyons owned by V. O. Kckilen and occupied by Nnthonson ft Hubln with a stock of goods valued at $3,000 or $10,0(10 ( , with an insurance of $5,000 , was burned. K. D. Wclkor of Omalm had his household Kiwis , valued at 8tCOO , stored above the store , insured at $100. Frank Myers had bis household poods stored , with no Imnranco. There wns no insurance on the building. The throo-ycar-olil son of Charles Hnpor , living near Davenport , Tluiyor county , met with a horrible death tbo other day. Mrs. linger had a tub of boiling water sluing1 on the floor ana near it wcro playing her two little children. In their frolics onn gave the other n push nnd ho fell into tbo water. The mother , hearing the poor llttlo fellow's screams , hurried to his rescue , but before she could remove the clothing ho was fearfully scalded. As soon as mo-liual assistance coulil arrive ho was placed under the inllucnco ot chloroform anil In this condition passed several hours. Upon being restored to con sciousness bo seemed to rest easy , but twelve bours after the accident the llttlo one died in prcat agony. The flesh fell from Ills body nnd the bones were laid bare in places. Ilt'ynml tlio llockic ? . Coal oil is thought to exist near Castle Rock , Wash. The wheat blockade in eastern Oregon and Washington Is over. Dr. J. II. nrowcr of Sioux City , Ia. , is building a sanitarium at Sllvorton , Ore. Lovelock , Nev. . lias shipped over sovcn hundred tons of wheat to market this year. E. II. Mix. late dork of Baker county , Oro- Ron , is held in $ lfiOO for forging scalp war rants. Railroad operations in Oregon , Washing ton and Idaho will bo more active in IbUl than in any preceding year. Nebraska and Iowa cg s fill the void that exists in Oregon because the farmers of that stnto do not supply the demand. Walkervillc , Mont. , held its first municipal election last week , which resulted in the elec tion of the entire republican ticket. tlE J. W. Staples , past commander of the de partment or California , Grand Army of the Republic , nnd Loyal Lcgiondied , nt Oakland , Cal. , December 21. Mrs. Delia McFarlano , n housewife of Tn- coma , "Wash. , ended her life by drinking tbo contents of a galvanic battery cell. Disease nnd consequent despondency wcro the causes Casbicr Tnlcott of the National Park bank nt Livingston , Mont , , has received notice from tbo comptroller of currency authorizing tbo : increase of the capital of tnat institutioi : from $ .10,000 to $100,00 * ) . fh The Boise , Idaho , waterworks companj lias sunk a well within a few bundredyardf west of the stnto penitentiary nnd at a dcptl : of eighty feet have struck a now of hotwntei with a temperaCuro of 03 = . A boot sugar plant to cost $300,000 , will bo located in San Bernardino county , California with n capacity of OS ) tons of beets daily Two j thousand acres are to bonlantcd in beets for the supply cf the plant. Mrs. 13. V. Hughes and Mrs. W. F. S Ilargis , roomers in"a , lodging bouso at Sai Diego , Cal. , had trouble the other day. Airs Ilargis took her friends hand between uoi tooth and. very nearly chewed several lingers off. off.Tlio Tlio great clam across American river , Call fornla , has been finished. The wont wn < done by the convicts of ITotsom prison , am great benefits will accrue to Sacramento through the completion of the work and the canal , which will bo completed ntalatcrdato. Captain SamJ chief of the Pluto Indians , has arrived at Carson , ttcv. , from Mason valley , where the Bannock Indians have gathered in a ghost dnico. | Ho says a stranger is in tholr midst , proclaiming the coming of tbo Messiah. Sam has notified Johnson Sides to go amnng nil the Nevada Indians and explain the advantages of co-operation with the whites iu case of war. Til K C1I. I It ( IKS A GA 1\S T O.TJM IIA. A Lending Kell iiius AVonkly ItofuteH Them In Strong Terms. In the last issue of the Central West , a ilc- nominnl weekly pubilslicd In tuts city , ap pears the following editorial. It should for ever sllcnco the bigoted dofnmers of Oiuahii : In its issue immediately after the lute election the Now York Voice published a dis patch from Omalm , the gist of which Is con tained in the following extract : "i'ho whole city is given entirely over to the whisky mob. Ttioro is riot and bloodshed - shod lu nearly every ivard. Men , ladles of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union , nro being Insulted , mobbed , nnd driven from the polls by the drunken rnbblo. Ministers of the cospel are slugged , beaten , and dragged from the polls uud compelled to llco for their lives. " Tliis dispatch shows upon Its fnco that it was sent while tlio election was in progress. It was evidently not based upon n calm and c-omiloto [ review of the situation , aud is open to the suspicion of being part of a precon ceived plan to throw discredit upon the elec tion In this city. It has Inid the foundation of the assaults upon Omalm which have ap peared jn religious and ether Journals. This paper has taken occasion to say that such representations wcro not warranted by the facUs. The InvostlKation which has boon conducted in this city und nt Lincoln has KUS- tainud this opinion. A largo amount of testi mony has been taken. A considerable part of it , however , is worthless as evidence , unless the recognized laws of evidence am to bo ignored. A number of the wltncsso * testified as to ttieir opinions , aud what they thought , and what they feared. The witnesses who were so free in expressing their opinions , on cross-cxu initiation tcstllleil to a stnto ot facts which materially discounted the value of their opinions. For instance , on their exami nation in chief several witnesses declared that the election was not a fair one , while on cross-examination the same witnesses testi fied that no OHO was prevented from voting as ho saw proper. 1 ho testimony shows Hint while there were individual Idstunci's of bail treatment , thcro was no such state of affairs as the Voice correspomlcnt represented. Tho- city was not given over to the whisky mob. Tlium was no mob , neither was there any riot. Thcro Is not a particle of evidence that thcro was bloodshed in any ward. Thcro is no evidence that "ministers were slugged , beaten nnd dragged from the polls , " or that niiyoni had reason to lleo for his life. More over , there Is not n syllable of civldcnco to the ofToct that any minister was rlddon on a rail. That some men , and oven ladles wore in- suHi'd , wo do not undertake ) to question. Thcso nro the acts of a low class of mnn to bo found In all cities. Their conduct admits of no apology , nnd deserves the severest rep robation. Tlio matter of intcrfernnco with ticket pod- illors figures nuito largely in this testimony. It is u uoticcublo fact that every man who claims to have experienced any ill-usngo wns peddling tickets of all parties. Upon its face this seems to huvo bcon a disinterested course to pursue , but in reality It was not. For example - ample , among1 ether tlckutti peddled by tlumi was ono which was tieaili.-d ' Doinocrntlo Ticket , " Below the namtw on tlio ticket wore the words , "For the Prohibition Amuiiiiinont , " cite. Now the stutfl conven tion ot that party had hquarcly prououucod against the prohibitory amendment , The an- horb.cd ticket of that party was niniln up In nocordanco with this declaration , Uiulor tlio nws of Nebraskn tlio ticket so presented was ; ho only regular ticket. Of course It was tlio any democrat who wished to vote tor thu amend ir.ont to mibMHuto In writing the word "for" for the word "against. " llut iclthcrlie nor any sot of men could print n .Icket which In u material point illlTcroil from tlio ticket prepared by the nutliorfccd com nltteo nf that'p'irt'y. The laws of Nebraska recoRiilto n "regular ticket , " nnd they make it a misdemeanor to offer a ticket which conh lalns n printed alteration of nn.v name which appears upon the regular ticket. In view of llio fact that thu statute uses the plir.no "regular ticket. " the Interpretation would doubtless hold thnt no departure In a sub stantial p.-irtlculnr from the regular ticket would be ntttnlsslblo. At all events tldsonlnt Ion was generally held , and hence all other tickets were regarded ns bogus. Tbo faet th.it atirh tlr-itels were circulated hxrcoly contributed - tributod to irrltato the situation. It wns. so far ns results wcro jotieerned , nn attempt lo misn lead voters. Tbo caption , whh-li presumably dcllned the character of tlio ticket , led some votura to suppose Hint the whole ticket was what It purported to bo , when in fuel it was not. Thcro was no propriety or wisdom la resorting to such tactics. It was the trick of . u ward politician , Moro than II f teen hunt dred votes were cast In favor of tlio ameniM men t , mid the testimony fulls to show that anyone experienced lll-usngo in erstlng his vote. vote.Men Men of the highest .standing , like Judges Wnltelc.v and Clurkson , Hov. Drs. Duryca and Iinrslm , lllshop U'orthlngton mid lov. .Tolin Williams , test I lied to the orderly and peaceable chnrnctorof the election in Omaha , Their testimony was direct and positive , being based upon their own observations and also upon their knowledge ) of previous elec tions , nnd should carry conviction to every fiilr-niitidod person. It seemed strange to us that thcro nro Chris tian people , and even ministers , who have shown n disposition to resent any attempt to deny or disprove those charges. The Central West gnvu the amendment , an honest and | consistent support while It was pending , but it by no means follows that tt Is the duty of this paper to countenance or endorse nil the tactics of those who claim tq bo prohibi tionists.Vo aim ut all times to snonk the things that wo bullovo to be true. The com mandment , "Thou shall not boarfnlso wltnow against thy neighbor , " covers tlio continuity ns well ns individuals. Those who bear the name of Christ should , of nil others , evince a spirit free from cciisoriotisne.ss , and a posi tive reluctance to bcllevgjovll of nn individual or community until it has been fully and Irre futably established. TlWSIi ( iOOl > OL1 > T1JIKS. Quotations ol" War-Time 1'rloes Upon Certain Necessities of MCc , Pnoim , Neb. , Dec. 30. To the Editor of THE Bun : In oao of your campaign speeches you spoke of war prices and the cost of living then to tlio workingmen and to tlio farmer. I ivas then living In Chicago and lot mo give you some entries from my father's cxponso book. They run irom November 2 , IbOl , to February 1C , 1S05 : Kid gloves for common work , $1.50 ; fixing for bridle , etc. , COc ; railroad fare , Hockford , 111. , to Chicago , nt-lo per mile , $3.70 ; yt pal- Ion of kerosene , f > ! > c ; wood prto for Triumph stove , one ; 4 pounds ot crackers at Ific. OOc : 1 loaf brown bread , lOc ; 2 pcuuds ol beef ( probably shank ) , at 1- c , 25c ; 1 ton Cho-st- imt coal ( hard ) , SIS ; . ' ! loaves of bread ( white ) , at lOc , Me ; 1 apple pie , 20e ; 2 do/en eggs , at3''c , Olc ; 1 gallon vinegar , -lOo ; 1 sieve blacking brush , &ic ; 2 pounds of pork , ! 15e , 2 pounds of tripe , 25c , COc ; baby's shoes , $1 ; 1 peck apples , Me. broom , COr , $1.10 : can of oysters , SI ; ! ! pounds of sausage , 40c , 1 codfish , at l J. c , 3oc , 75c ; I dozen biscuits , 12c ; dog sldn gloves , Si ; wyt yards parlor carpet at 81.50 , $30.75 ; 9 % yards hall carpet at $1.75 , $10.03 ; 2 rolls car pet binding , $1.00 ; 1 month house rent (0 ( rooms ) , $ : I7.50 ; f > J. pounds of pork rib at 18c , 51.01 ; 2 > f pounds of sausage at lie , 25c ; 5 gallons kerosene , at ! ) . " ) C , $1,75 : S5 pounds gra ham Hour at O. ' c , f 1.00 ; % cord sawed and split maple wood , § 7.00 ; 1 dozen cream cakes , lOc ; 1 quart of condensed milk , 33o ; 4 pounds of sausage at 20c , SOo : 2 > yards oil cloth at Sl.OO , $2.50 ; 1 scrubbing brush , See ; 2pounds hominy at 7c , He ; 1 bottle lemon extract. 2"c ; 1 wood steve ( dining room ) , $10.00:2 elbows 2.C , 1 zinc board ? 2.25 , $ ' 3.50 ; 0' < j Joints Dclgian pipe nt : i5e , f'J.SS ; 1 gallon syrun , fl.H ( ) ; Thanksgiving turkey nt 15c , OOc ; 1 pound salaratus 15e , I pound crackers , 13c. iiSc ; 1 dozen lamp wicks , 25c ; 1 gallon molasses , $1.20 ; 10 pounds dried apples at 15c , S2.-10 ; II lamp chimneysISc ; Jcord wood at $17 , M.50 ; 1 coal grate for triumph ( steve ) , $1.0,5 , ; 0 ( rluss goblets at ; ! , " ) C , 52 ; 1 cap ( for eight-year-old boy ) , SJ.25 ; 1 bu reau waslistand , $7 ; 1 bedstead , ? li ! ; ( i cane- scat chairs atJ , $12 ; 1 cloth cap ( man's ) , $ J ; 1 hair-cut , 35e ; 1 piano cover , ? 10 ; l dozen stJiir rods at SI , M ; 15 yards cord at fie , 1 pair lassels 75c , $1.35 ; I ewer and basin $ ' 2.7.5soap tray f 1.25 , ? 4 : 1 china mug ( imported per haps ) , 75c ; 8'X yards curtains ( wtdto ) at70c , $ . " > . ! . ) . ) ; 4 yards buff curtains at 51.25 , ? 5 ; I jmlr boots lor olglit-ycar-old boy , $ ' ! ; onrtain llxluros for windows , fl.i50 ; J yard cotton llannel at 7fic , 3Sc ; cap for three-year-old bov , $2..r > 0 ; John B. Cough's lecture , $ l ; 50 pounds sugar ( probably whitocoffee ) at 2'Jc , SH.50 ; 8(5 ( pounds flour nt ( lii'c , 8J.20 ; 5 pounds laid fit2.C , § 1.25 ; 1 peck apples OOc , 1 dozen eggs 50c , $1.10 ; 1 pound starch Ific , 8 pounds corn mcalSTic atiUrclOc , ; 50 pounds Ilouriltcf3.25 ( ; ; 4J Ibs fish ( frobh ) at IL'c , , r > 3e ; 1 mibhel pota toes , Sl.ilO ; 1 box starch , 00 bars , at Vic. SS.-10 ; 1 blimltPts at $0.50 , Jlil.OO ; 1 hiun , $3. 0 ; 1 clothes wringer , $12.00f ; Ib blaclc tea at $ . ' .00 , $1.00 ; tea-pot , 75o ; 1 palrglovos ( hullcs1) ) 81.50 ; 1 Ib blackberries , 23e ; 1 jar of butter , 80 Ibs. atI0c , Slli.OO ; % Ib tea ( probably green ) at.50 , St.M. " \VliIlothofarmer got nigh prices clurlnp and and after the war , ho nevertheless paid high prices ; but t believe his prosperity was greater then than now. Why it was , I doubt if anyone wholly knows. It must have been duo to several different causes. N. H. [ A comparison of the above figures with prices on ilko commodities in the markets of toila.v , will bo found most interesting nnd striking. ] A I'lato Glass Window lilown In. The large French plain glass window In the Merchants hotel was blown in early yes- terday morning. Thu damage will bo about $150. On the Fourth of July last the glass wiwcrackcd by a torpedo. The crash gave the occupants quite u fright. Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Report , Aug. 17 , i8So. PRINCIPAL POINTS EAST , WEST , NORTH and SOUTH 1302 Fnrnnm Stroot. Harry P. Deuel , City Passontjor nnd Ticket A Protest AnnlttHt Aliiti-CIiniorn hy I llhoiiH of Onlilo Itiiok. ( H-inr. HOCK , Neb. , Dec. IW.-To the Editor of Tun HKKI I Klvoyou tlio following ns nio- 0ir monstranca against tin principled parties mlng tlb supposuil necessities of this putt of No- unisUa for the purpose of defrauding eastern peopio ' and for their own personal gain. Wo wish it understood , nnU would ho pleased to have pnpora In Imlhuin , Illinois ntid Ohio copy , so that It nitty bo known thoiv. thnt tlio ' nm in tlieshaiioof i-lotliliifrscntlo thlico.nity ( U wholly uncalled for , anil that no rcsponif- blo piirtics hcruiiruuilsrcprcsrntltii ; us b\ynsk itiK aid , Four or five 81111)1110111.1 ) of dothliiff from tlio statc-s mentioned htivoivnclied this place , Tlio pcoplo hero nro Koncrnlly Indignant , over thcsu t fraudulent transactions , and It It notut nil unlikely that a muss incctliiu will l i called to protest n ndist ushiK the ( niiuiiinry n coils of thu iH'iiplo for personal gains uf thu solicitors. The arrival of thososupplies caused conslil- orablo comment , ami the parties were n - pronuhoil j with u petition for nld simply as u tcslof t the Kooil faith of the parties having the Koods shipped In. llut the call for nlit was refused and the statement wits made by the pnrtles having thu supplies that thuv were not distributing anythliiRln this county , but I were somllntf them on to Ouster county , Nebraska. Kverybody bcliovi * this state mcnt to bo false , for , U' Intended for Custer county , why should they bo sent to an irre sponsible pnrtyhoro for iwhipinent toCustvr county when tlio ncc-ds of the western portion tion of the stnto are being looked niter by proper olllcinls under direction of the i ov ernor of the state there bclni ; a state board of distribution established lu Lincoln. It Is n well known fact Hint thcro has been n partial failure of crops m portions of tlio m'stcrn part of the slnte , but thcro is no suf- fciliiK In this part of the state and our citi zens itnturally object to having advantaw taken of this fact to Injure the state nt InrpT and till tlio pockets of peopio who pretend to bo 1 servants ot Hod. Those factsshuuMbo thoroughly vcntllntiM anil the peopio east bo advised to semi sup piles whcro needed only through the proper channel. During the grasshopper season , through the liberality of the cant n great many pei pie in thli state lived better and wasted tuoro thtm during- the seasons of abiimlant crops Some people hnvo noshainoand are only t < n > well satisfied if they can by any means prey on the charity of the cast. I would not for anything say any thing that would cnuso the withholding of needed sup plies f rom any ono , but when any ono prac tices a fraud on the peopio , the railroads , ex press comp-iiilcs ami the state 1 think It time to speak so as to bo understood nnd to hold up thu fraudulent parties to the contempt of honest men. IJ. 1' . Povteu. Farmer TomliiiHiin's Views nn tlio lummy Question. IlKMisoroni ) , Nob. , Deo. 29. To tlio Ed itor of Tin : Iii ) : : : In n recent Issue of Tim Br.K I notice the following dispatch under Washington date : Sec-rotary WImloin rvprossud ton senatorial cnllur llniolhurday Ills opinion ot llio propo sition of Srnulor Stanfonl to li'iiil inonoy to farmers nt'.1 pur cunt upon tholr laiulN. Sec-io turv Wlnilom gr.ivoly . Inforinutl his soniitoi-iul cutler that hu favciruil Mr. Stanford' : , proposi tion if lin could add tlucci niiifMiilmonty 10 It Tlio llrst amendment \vas that the loans should booxtiMiilecI to all ulassusof property Tlicro Is no ru.-ison. lie silil. : \vliy a.pc'cUl class should bo favored. The sot-mid would bu to liiinl inoiioy to niciii who liail bruins but no property. Ills third umomlniont was to hind simply iipoii thotltloof Aiiioi-luancltlziMishlp to inon who nro so miforUiiKilo us to possets iiolllior brains nor property. WHIi those throe uniomlincnu Mr.Viiiiloiii said , with a cheer ful Mnllr , llio proposition would undoubtedly bo nailed by great outbursts of ut'j ' provul. All hinds of Industries and business generally benefited when the farmers hnvo" peed crops. 7V11 arc equally injured by rea son of an entlro failure. When cropi nro good the investments only pay the farmer 01 fair average capacity ! J per cent anil Ills se curity for his money nnd labor is the com mand of divine Providence what n banker or business man woUct cull wind. Business men want something tangible for their in vestments , ttnnkcrs want something gil' ' cdced for their Investments but thcro is nothing left for the farmer but wind , whl < h all in tlio post have Joined iu a-vying was Rood oiiKh for the fanner , This is why they have become the subjects of odlcial ridicule hymen who onw morn pny for ono year's salary from taxes imposed on lubor , than a laborer i-au earn in half a life timo. By such men the farmer is used as a decoy , or halt , to catch the pimo and bear till losses , and receive u very small sbaro of the profits -when the catch is good. Farmers nro ilomatiilni ! ' throiiBh. their ninny organizations , sub-treasuries to tulio the place of national hanks , and of similar nr riitigoinont between the government and pee plu , but differently officered , where they miiy secure loans direct from tlio govormcut on farms and fiu'm prodtico. This should bo to them exclusively , and In addition they shouM bo alloweil to setup as u ctofeiiso , In courts v computont jurisdiction , niwlust thocollcctiu' > of both interest and principal when Uiu ' money wns invested in farming , and last , by reason of unavoidable accident. This would DO Riviiiff the farmer something tangible as a security for his investments. Then hu would bo losing his labor and loss of .bis land for ono your , and still have to live nnd keep his stock and puy taxes to support high salaried olllcors. tiiid interest ou old debts or dlu to get rid of it. HKNHY II. TOMI.INJ > OX. The Tobacco TII.V Keiluoilnn. Yesterday the law reducing tlio tax on manufactured tobacco from 8 rents to ( I i-cntt per pound wont Inlo effect , and all dealers HI tobacco are entitled to a rebate of 2 cent- . PIT pound on all manufactured tobacco , i > xc i > f cigars , in unbroken packages , where It , amount on hand exceeds - " ( ) pounds. Blanks have boon sent ontto nil dealer ? > li rcctitij. them to take account of tliuir st " on the 1st hist , and return tlio blanks to tli-- collector of Internal revenue , who Is author ized to pay thu roliato. It is expected that the ofllco of the collirto1 will bo Hooded in a few days wltn thi-- blanks , as there la u largo number of dcnx i' in tins district who will bu entitled to n r < bate. OMAHA LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY. Biibsorlhcfi nnd Quaruuidud Capital.SMO.OOO IMId In Capital : iflO. ( XJ lluyi and soils stoelin and boiidst ncgotlnin- * oominurolnl pupi > r , rocolvca ami oxt-miiL'i trusts ! nutnIB trutmfur u'iunt and trustee of corporuUims , takes char u uf property , oul- luulu laxcs. Omaha Loan&Trust Co SAVINGS BANK. S. E. Cor. IGth nnd Douglas Stg i'lild In Capital < riOC > Bubscrlbod and Oimrniitrcd Onpttal , , . . 100OU ' Mubllliy or Stockholders I'Wl.OO'- ' 6 1'er Cent Interest I'uld nn Deposits. rilA.N K J , KANUK , UunUlcr. onicersi A. U , Wyniuii , prwdiluiit. J. J. liiann vlcu-prosldont , W. T. Wyiuun. tronnror. IMr . toiA. : . IT.Wyiiiiui , J. II.MIllunl. J. J IJrowti , Guy O. llarlon , II.V. . NuuU , Tlu uw L. UluOftll , Guortu 11. l.aku.