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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'
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
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
"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
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
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
TIIK BKK has received from the Massachusetts -
chusetts bureau of labor statistics Urn1
portion of its annual report relating to
the labor laws of the old commonwealth .
It is an admirable presentation of , ho
advanced and hunmno loglsla'ion of fa
people who Etlll retain tholr ancion
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.
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
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.
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
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
accomplished by the peaceful moans of
the school , the farm and the ranch.
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THIS so-called charter revision has
degenerated into a wholsalo raid on the
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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 '
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.
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 <
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
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.

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