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TFLE OMAHA DAILY BEE. MONDAY , JANTJAEY 10 , 1891 ,
A SUICIDAL PROPOSITION ,
Democrats Consider a Flan "Which May Re
sult Disastrously ,
SOME LONG SESSIONS ARE IN SIGHT.
Outline of Iloxvo'fl Ilrlcf In the Guber
natorial Content GIIDO Ho I'olnts
Out the 'Mistakes of tlio
Alliance.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Jan. 18. [ Special Telegram
to THE Mr.E. I Few legislators have been visi
ble today , but planning anil npcculntlngr goon ,
The attorneys for Boytl and other incumbent
state ofllccrs will meet tcinoriow nnd proba
bly npreo on methods of procedure in the
contest. There Is talk of Inviting the attor
neys for the contestants tea conference with
the possible result of nn agreement thnt will
have an important hearing on the conductor
the trlnl.
A schema is being discussed by democrats
tonight to get n ruling of the supreme court
as to the binding force of the concurrent resolution
elution , wlthoutltho gubernatorial signature.
The plan Is to have Governor
Hoyd refuse to sign it and democratic racin-
bors refuse to go into the joint convention.
When arrested by thostr/jcunt-at-nrtns / they
will begin habeas corpus proceedings to got
the question bcforo the court.
Welll nformcd parllnmcutnii.ins say thnt
such a scheme would bo suicidal for the dem
ocrats , the Independents having n majority
Jn both holl'cs nnd if u quorum is present
tvhcn joint convention assembles they can
proceed to business without Bending for ab
sentees. They could not , moreover , send for
absentees to attend Joint convention If they
wanted to. Kach house inny compel tbo at
tendance of Its own members , but a
%
Joint convention rcpreseits neither ono
house nor the other. The best
constitutional lawyers bold that the court
i would lint Interfere with a joint convention ,
hut its action might bo declared void by the
court If tbo proceedings are not in accord
ance with the law and constitution. The
governor bcintr out of town , has not been con
sulted , but the scheme is discussed aoriously.
If the independents have ncrced on any
method of limiting the bearing of evidence
outsiders have been unabiu to discover it.
Many of them are disposed to give the contesters -
testers oven'opportunity for defense , oven
to reading nil the testimony. There is tallc
of referring tbo evidence to a committee
to review nnd make a finding. There are
more in fiivor of letting the attorneys of each
Bide present n brief nnd follow with an argu-
i mcnt. The independents huvo given notlco
that there will bo long sessions during the
contest nnd the speaker will enforce a gag
rule during tbo reading toproveut dilatory
JUllbustcrltiL' .
Another element has cntcicd Inio the prob
lem. Klovcn of the forty days during which
bills may bo Introduced have passed. The
Vidopcndcnts bohovo the railroads have put
i an oar to prolong the contests. Several
leaders Intimate that they will abandon the
contests rather than lose proposed legislation ,
nnd if Uoyd vetoes tbo latter it will carry the
independents Into power on a tidal wave two
years bdnco.
Howe's Arcumont.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Jan. 18. [ Special to Tim
DEB. ] The brief of John U. Howe , attorney
for Governor Boyd in the contest case , opens
with a recital of the "mistakes of the alll-
nnco , " which nro characterized as creator
than those of Moses.
Tbo first great blunder of the party , snys
Mr. Howe , and the ono from which nil subse
quent mistakes have grown , consisted in
"sitting up with the corpse of a conspiracy,1'
hatched by tbo prohibition party for the
throwing out of the vote of Omaha. The
conspiracy was formed six weeks before the
1 election by prohibition fanatics ; became
moribund when the election was bcld , but
was subsequently rosurcocted by the alliance
for service in this contest.
The second tnlstalco was made when under
false leaders the alliance attempted to count
out all the ofllcors elected by the people be
cause it had the power.
Mistake number three was inndo when the
party refused to canvass the votes and the
constitution was violated.
Mistake number four tbo refusal to recog
nize Lieutenant Governor RIcllclojobu as presiding -
siding ofllccr of the joint session.
After Boyd lias been declared governor by
the house and the highest court the alllnneo
refused to act with him , delaying tbo busi
ness of the state , squandering the money of
the state and thus committinc tbo fifth mis
take.
take.These
These are only a few of an appalling list of
mistakes , snys the attorney , all of which may
bo traced to the first ono. As Boyd's attor
ney ho would like to see tbem more numer
ous : ns n citizen he wished they were fewer.
Ho condemned ns an American citizen "tho
wicked caucus system. " Ho says the con
test is a fraud from top to bottom with noth
ing behind it but the "Powers" df the ulll-
nnco. Ho earnestly urged the alliance to remember -
member that it had Just como on the stage ;
toeet right nnd stay right ; to ho cool and
moderate.
Kofcrring to Governor Boyd's citizenship ,
bo quotes his speecn at the Loyal Legion
banquet and closes by inslstinc ; that the bal
lot ami poll books of Omaha be sent for to
impeach the testimony of cureless and lying
witnesses.
Where tlio Money Goes.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 18. [ Special to THE
BEB.J The wny the legislative mall is
hnndlouwill afford some Insight into the
manner t'io money of the dear people is
squandered.
Both houses have a postmaster and an as
sistant who two years ago received in the ag
gregate f 1,005 , Then each huaso has n mall
, carrier , who received In tbo aggregate f507.
The botiso also bad an asslstaut mall carrier
who got his lingers Into the publlo treasury
to the tano of $ JM. These general Hems
niaVo the entire cost of this service to the
state amount to the snug sum of $1,830. As
the hours nro only from 0 till 0 , and intolll-
pent pages uro always willing to assist in
hnndllu ? tbo mail , the assistant postmaster
could bo dispensed with. Ono mall carrier
1 with a conveyance could do the work for
both bouses without the slightest incon
venience. If these business methods were
adopted the expense for handling tbo mall
would stand about as follows :
1'ostmnhtcr of the senate , sixty days at
( JLOJ per dav 18 (
IVwtnuiHterottbohouho , td.xtydaysat K1.00
lirrdny ISO
Joint mull carrier , sixty days , with team ,
attJ.OOuer day 2JO
Making n total for this service of only.KM
This would effect a saving of over 11,200 in
this one Item ,
Then take the committee clerks. All the
house committees meet in uot over seven
rooms. As no two committees moot nt the
sumo time In tbo sumo room , ono clerk for
each room mizht bo elected , who should also
act as custodian nnd Janitor. This wouli
simplify mutters and effect n saving of thous
anda of dollars to the taxpayers , and insure a
clerk to every committee.
Two years ago fourteen "custodians" were
employed by the house and live by the sen
nto , nt nn aggregate cost to the state of more
than f 4UUO. There is absolutely no necessity
for moro than two of these custodians , A
the last session about nil the service thoj
performed was to watch each other , Itcco the
pages from running off with the state house ,
and Indulge la games of "hljh nyo" in the
legislative chambers. A dozen of these
sunemumerurlo ! } have dlsapiraarod from tbo
rolls tills session , along with four messengers
and three elevator boya.
It was formerly the custom to pay era-
plpycs for Sundays and ether days whoa tbo
IcgLdaturo Waa uot la session. By this ays
ternof figuring , the last general assembly
w ? * In session 'clghty-nlno days. This re
form legislature has voted to pay employes
only for actual legislative du.vs , so It Is dlnl
cult , to sco bow any employe ran get pav fo
over sixty days , unless the session should extend
tend beyond this limit. It looks now .as 1
the expenses of this legislature will not exceed
ceod (00,000 , throcgh no ono can tell wba
claims may slip into the miscellaneous ap >
proprlatlon bill in tha closing days of tbo
tesslon. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
lIlllH to Io Read Today.
I.IVCOLN , Nob. , Jan. 18. [ Special to THE
J BE.---Tho ) following bills will bo read the
Irst tlmo tomorrow !
H , H. 123. by Mr. Bartholomew , to rcqulro
nllroads which cross or Intersect each oilier
o Join their tracks or construct switch tracks
nnd connections for transferring of cars front
no road to thu other and to require such
ompanlcs to receive , transfer niut transport
nil such cars , roods nnd wares and merchan
dise without reloading and without discrimi
nating. Penalties are provided for violations
of the net. '
II , H. 124 , by Mr , Klnmtnc , Imposing n tax
of $100 on pcildlcnof watches , clocks , jew
elry or patent medicines and nil ether poods ,
vnrcs and merchandise nnd a tax of $ i"i n
lay on goods brought into the state to sell nt
auction or auction j > rlcc $ .
11,1Iffi. . by Mr. Tavlor of Butler , for the
relief of George W. Davis , the assistant en-
jlnccr of the Insane hospital , who was in
ured by tbo explosion In t'cbruary , 1S30.
The sum of f,0X ( ) Is appropriated therefore.
H. It. 120 , by Mr. Nichols , amending the
revcnuo huv.s rcgaidlni ; the recording of in
struments directing the title to real est.UP.
II , 11. 133 , by Mr. Ouklcy , to provide for n
system of steam boiler Inspection and the li
censing of engineers.
H.It. 131 , by Mr. OaWoy , to prohibit the
teeplug- . maintaining or hniboring of girls
mdcr the ago of eighteen years nnd boys
indcr tbo ago of twenty-one years in houses
of ill fnmo and to authorize any editor of the
'aw or ofllcors and ngents of the Nebraska
lumimc society nnd nil other Immune or
charitable Hocietiesto compel their removal
"rcrn such houses.
II. U. 183 , by Nichols , fixing the liability of
allwny companies for Injuries sustained by
heir employes in consequence of the negli
gence or mismanagement of thu ngents and
lervatits of such companies.
11. It. li3. ! by Mr. Sodorman , to prevent
.ho evils of Intemperance by local option In
any county in this state by submitting tbo
question of prohibiting the snlo of intoxi
cating liquors to the qualified voters of such
: ottnly , and to provide penalties for its vic-
ntlon.
This bill provides that upon application by
lotition , signed by one-tenth of tbo
roten who nro qualified for nioin-
jers of the stale legislature In any.
couuty la this btato , the county com-
nissionors shall order nn election to bo held
it the places for holding elections for mem-
jors of thojitnto legislature , to tnko place
within forty days after the reception of such
lotitlop , to determine whether or not
spirituous , malt or intoxicating bitters or
oilier drinks , which if ( hank to excess will
produce intoxication , shlill bo sold within the
, lmlts of such designated places. No election
under this net shall bo bcld in nnymoiitlfin
which tbo general elections nro held. It is
ntcmled thnt these elections shall be separate
and distinct from any other.
II. It. l'J9 , by Mr. Soholp , to provide for the
appointment of deputy sheriffs , special con
stables nnd special police , who must bo citi
zens of the state , it provides further that
any person or persons who shall In this state
without , duo authority exercise the functions
of or hold himself or themselves out to nuy
ono as a deputy sheriff , marshal ! , policeman ,
constable or peace 'olllcer , sball bo deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to im
prisonment at hard labor not to exceed ono
year or a fine not to exceed $500 , or both.
How UhloaRo Knights Toinplnr Saved
n llrnthor's Ijllc.
CHICAGO , Jan , IS. One of the most unique
surgical operations on record was performed.
In this city today and 133 Knights Templar
gave to the world a notable example of fra
ternal love and heroic self-sacrifice in order
that a sick brother might bo restored to
health. Each suffered the loss of a piece of
cuticle , which was transferred to Sir Knight
John Dickcrson. A cancer which hud
attacked his thigh was removed some
tlmo ago , but so deep and wide
aa incision had to bo made In the
flesh that nature was unequal to the tusk of
healing over the wbund. The experiment
was tried of engrafting the skin of some of
the lower animals , but It failed. The surgeon
in charge announced to Dlckorson's anxious
brethren that if human skin could bo ob
tained It would in all probability save the
patiunt'q Hfo and Insure bis complete recov
ery. The question was whore to ob
tain suQlciont skin to cover 144
square laches of surface. The matter -
tor was broached in tbo commandory. and
to a man the knights offered to submit
themselves to the necessary operation. This
was performed today at the emergency hos
pital. Ono hundred and thirty-two knights
had each a small strip of skin removed from
aa arm or a log to bo transplanted to Dicker ,
son's hip. No representatives of the press"
were allowed to be present , but It has been
learned that nearly all the knights went
through the operation unllinchlugly. Two
fainted , but were quickly resuscitated. Sev
eral others auxionsly Inquired for cold water
at different stages of the operation. Only
about two minutes wore consumed with
each man , In which time the
skin was removed , tbe wound dressed
and the piece placed on Diclccrson , While
the nurgcons will make no positive statement
as to the result of tbo onernlon , it is evidently
their opinion that it will bo entirely success
ful. The knights who offered themselves up
to tbo surgeons' knives will experience but
little Inconvenience from the slight wounds
inflicted.
IX JOAKGElt Of
Terrible IMIeht of tlio Inhabitants of
an African Village.
ALGIERS , Jan. 18. Unless a miracle hap
pens or the weather changes radically within ,
a vcry.sbort tlmo tbo Inhabitants of Sobdon ,
a small town In the Flomcoa district of the
province of Oran , will starve to death.
About a week ; ago information came that the
inhabitants of Sebdon were snowed up bo-
3ond escape and wore slowly starving to
death , horses , mules and camels being killed
for food. A quantity of provisions under
the escort of a detachment of troops
forom the garrison of Flomcen. started
to their relief , but unhappily the
convoy a day or so later was snowed up In
Taiterny Pass , and It was'some tlmo before
the authorities nt Flcmccn became aware of
tno danger to which the convoy was exposed.
An additional force of troops was then scat
out , and January 13 U was announced that
the convoy wes extricated from Its perilous
position. Today , however , word was re
ceived thnt the attempt to provision Sobuon
tad failed. Tbe district is hopelessly snowed
up and the troops nro continuing their efforts
to open up a Hue of communication. Grave
apprehension is felt as to tbo event
ual fate of the inhabitants of the
snowed up town. The French troops , ac
customed to tbo burning heat of an African
summer nud utterly unaccustomed to such
severely cold winters as the ono thov are
now experiencing , are themselves suffering
terribly from the cold.
Co in I nc Week In Congress.
WABIIIXOTOX , Jan. 19. The elections bill
comes up in in the seimui tomorrow again as
unfinished business. The course of business
will dopoud , It is felt , upou the attendance.
If the cxocctbd republican quorum is uppar
entthonoxtmovo will bo to consider the
Aldrloh ctottiro resolution , for the managers
of thu bill believe that thq tune Is at band
when the last doubt as to the odlcacy of the
old method of "silting out" a measure must
bavo boon removed. The efforts to lay aside-
the elections bill will doubtless bo renewed ,
but should they fail the cloture promises tc
bo the feature of proceedings in the sonata
during the week.
The proceed lues in the house durlnej the
week will bo governed by the progress In the
senate with the elections bill , the purpose of
the democrats irmnlfestodly being to delay
business as long as this measure remains
pending In the sennto.
The principal interest is centered in the
proceedings of the house committee to which
the free coinage sliver bill hss been referred.
The fate of the bill depends upou IU action ,
as the committee practically has power to
shelve It and thus render uctlou by the house
almost If not quite Impossible. For this rea
son tbo proceedings of the committee will bo
followed with the liveliest luterciU
Surgeon General Jlalnllion.'s Report
\VAsinxaTON' , Jan. 18 , The annual report
of Supervising Surgeon General Hamilton o :
tbo marina hospital service shows that dur
ing tbo past jear In tbo United States marina
hospitals and branches 60,671 sailors wcro
treated. As an index to the uativityof the
sailors employed ou Aireriean registered vn
sol ) , it U stated that but 0,010 of thU number
wora bora in the United States , luvcstl
gallons la regard to yellow fever , smallpox
a.id grlpco nro treated at length.
WILL BEAR CLOSE SCRUTINY ,
Peculiar Provisions of a Bill Kccontly In
troduce in the Uouso ,
HOW THE MEASURE IS INTERPRETED ,
An Attempt to bo Mrdo tlio Coming
Week to Got tlio 1'oHtnl Telegraph
1IIII Out or Committee
MUucllnnooii.H.
\V.\siiNOTOX ! BtmisujTitc OMAUV. Bun , 1
GUPouiiTEEXTii STannr. >
fAstiiNOTOx , I ) . O , . Jan. 18. J
A strnngo proposition was presented In the
bouse the ether day. It was In the form of a
bill providing that when a committee in
either house of congress lias reported favora
bly a bill to either house it shall ho the duty
of the secretary of tbe senate or the clerk of
tlio house , as the case may be , to certify it to
tbo president , who Is authorized to take such
action ns the bill provides.
This proposition bos been the subject of
much comment. It Is an pnlgnia , Soin'o men
In congress Interpret it hi 0110 wny and some
In another. .Tlio general Interpretation is
that it is intended to bo a forerunn6r for the
president , for the purposeuf expediting his
business ; to afford hlmnn opportunity to ex
amine measures which are about to receive
afllrmativo action ahead of time , so thnt he
will not bo BO rushed. Tlio constitution pro
vides thnt the president must slirn or veto n
bill ten days after Its adoption by congress or
It will bccomu a law without his signature.
Sometimes the president has so many bills to
examine thnt he cannot give them proper at
tention. Such n schema as the ono proposed
would give him opportunity to look into
measures about to ho presented to him , nnd
ho could do it at his leisure.
I3ut it is likely that there is another
project behind , thU proposition. Tbo bill
could bo easily construed to make a law , at
the discretion of the president , by simply
having a bill favorably reported from ono of
the committees in either house of congress ,
as it gives the president authority to take
"such action as the bill provides , " In the
face of the bill in its original form are the
words "private bills , " Indicating that it was
the idea of the author to give the president
discretionary power in all private claims tf a
committee in congress made u favorable re
port. The bill was Introduced by request of
some ono on the outside , and It would bo in
teresting to know whether that person was a
claim agent.
MAI" COT OFF SOMB FAT8U. V1UE9.
A furore has been created among certain
retired army ofllcers by the proposition of
tlio house to cut oil the pay roll of the govern
ment some men who nro enjoying the privi
lege of serving Undo Sam in a double capaci
ty. There are a largo number of men ou the
retired list of the army and navy who hold
other lucrative positions in the service of the
government nnd therefore draw two salaries.
Quito n number huvo positions In the execu
tive departments in this city and It is the
determination of the bouse that the spirit if
not the loiter of the law shall bo observed
nud those who draw largo salaries at least as
retired ofllcors of the army or navy shall not
occupy lucrative political positions to the ex
clusion of worthy disabled men who served
iu the volunteer service during the
late war. There is one man in the
Interior department who draws a largo salary
as a retired army clllcer , who monthly ro-
celvos u salary of over & ! 00 , or $ J,500 a year
as an executive ofllcor. This man has also
time to do considerable private business ,
which pays him handsomely. General Hoso-
crans Is on the retired list of the army , draw
ing the salary of a brigadier general , while
at the'sumo'timo ho enjoys'a salary of ? 3,000
a year ns register of the treasury. There are
probably twenty chiefs of divlrfiohs'iathe '
various oepartments of the government hero
who are drawing salaries as retired army or
navy officers. The quest Ion naturally arises
if these men nro capable of doing service for
tlio government where is the Aynrrant in
law or Justice in paying the salaries In civil
11 fo 1 It is believed there are several hundred
of these retired army and navy otllcors
drawing two salaries from the govern
ment. Your correspondent knows personally
of quite a number of them. Some of them
draw combined salaries aggregating ff5,000 or
88,000 each n year. An ofllcor when ho is
placed upon the retired list is subject to the
orders of the department commander and
must render service to thocoverairicnt whenever -
over lie is wanted if he' is able. Hundreds of
them having boon placed upon the retired
list as incapacitated immediately enter the
government service In civil llfo nnd draw a
salary while receiving the pay of.a retired of
ficer. These men are given thoV > o places in
almost every instance because of army or
navy service , but the fact that they nro
drawing salaries for sucu services is not
known and disabled soldiers and sailors from
both the veluntecr ana regular services are
refused positions because the latter are filled
by the retired ofllcers'
A provision was adopted by the house the
other day when the army appropriation bill
was under consideration which will permit
these retired oBlrers to draw but one salary ,
and they are doing everything possible to de
feat it in the senate. Mr. Kvans of Tennessee
some time ago Introduced a resolution in tha
house inquiring of the secretary of war and
the scurotAry of the navy how many retired
men nro filling positions ia private llfo and
drawing ether salaries from the government ,
but up to this time these men havo'succooded
In preventing a report upon it. They
do not want the facts known.
The secretaries of thowar and
navy departments keep dose track of the
whereabouts of all men on the retired lists
and can easily give their location and occu
pations. Mr. .Evans says that if tbe resolu
tion is not soon reported back to the house ho
will rise iu his scat and ask what influence is
smothering it. A good deal of feeling Is
being engendered in congress against this
abuse of tbo spirit of the law which says no
man can draw two salaries from the govern
ment at tbo same time and this practice
which discriminates for or against soldiers
and sailors out of active service.
Till ! POSTAL TCI.UGIUPII BILL.
There are likely to bo some lively proceed
ings in the house committee on postoillces
and post roads this week. Tbo friends of
Postmaster General "Wannraaker's tele
graph bill will make another strenu
ous effort to got the measure out of
com mil too. The chairman docs not want It
reported , and a deadlock for that reason ex
ists in the committee. If the bill is reported
it will bo passed. Mr. Evans of Tennessee , a
republican member of the committee , Is lead
ing the tight for the hill. Ho says Its pro
visions are not generally understood. "Tho
bill , " says ho , "simply authorizes the postmaster -
master general to make n contract with ex
isting telegraph companies or with telegraph
companies that may bo organized hereafter ,
to transmit -messages at half the present
rato. Thcro is nothing in the bill to warrant
the postmaster general to buy the Western
Union telegraph lines or to engage in the
construction of a telegraph line , The only
point is to secure cheaper telegraph rates for
the people. The United States of course
will furnish Its own onlces. The. postolllcos
would bo the headquarters of course and tbo
message would bo delivered by carriers thu
sama us special delivery lottors. The only
objection the Westofii Union has to the pos
tal telegraph bill Is that if the bill should be
come a law the company either would have
to make a contract ut those lower rates or anew
now telegraph company would appear on the
scouo and do the business of the country at
fair rates. "
THIS COUltSR OF ALLIANCE
There continues to bo much Interest felt In
congressional circles at to what course , as a
body , the alliance members of the next house
will take on proposed legislation jronornlly ;
whether they will vote with the republicans
or the democrats ; whether they will hold
caucuses , nrnko separate stands upon leading
topics of discussion , eta U appears to bo
the prevailing opinion that they will not at
tempt to load either party , but create their
own measures nnd vote independently of all
parties.
QTho alllnneo members will bo too far below
a plurality control to attempt to achieve any
thing by caucus action In the way of organiza
tion , and it will naturally bo their bent to an
tagonize the majority of tl.o domocruU. They
can unquestionably accomplish some of tbclr
purposes If they make propositions , but they
can hope of ttutWiig short of democratic lines
as the committed will all bo organized by thu
IcmocraU mull iM will bo Impossible to get nny
nousuro bcfotl Ule house which the demo
cratic tponkcr does not favor , It therefore
ookaaslt the alliance members will , this
tlmo nt Icnst , prove llgurohcads if not demo
cratic al.los.
M CASXOT DO nVKtlYTIIIXO.
"If anythingMis needed to prove the fact
thnt coinrcsH can no inoru losrlslnto n panic
> ut of existence than itcnn extinguish lire by
c'K'islntlon , it Hvifi the trans formation of finan
cial affairs during the nnst six months , " nld
n western senator today. "When wo wore
discussing the tariff bill at the last session ,
wo were told Yhat unless wo stopped and
[ > a < sed a fltinnclol bill tlio country would bo
unsed Into hoppjoss bankruptcy. Wo liavo
not yet passed a nnanclid measure , nnd times
ire really boCfcr iiow thnif they have been
within a year. The banks nro lonnhm money
now , whereat they were refusing , cxcont to
< cop customers , ( luring the consideration of
the McKlnlcy bill , "
It is this way of looking nt the subject that
ins caused cpngrusi to tto slow on all ilnanco
: > llls. A fcclini ; hat prevailed that thcro is
enotlgh money iu the hands of the people to
iirldgonny chasm and du any amount of busi
ness , If only the confidence in the financial
ability of Individuals -and corporations was
restored. All measures whlah under other
Jrcumstances would ho regarded favorably
lave been looked upon ns unnecessary.
, WOHKINO roit SRIIKSKA scri'F.uiiiis. _
Mr. IJorsoyhas boon laboring during the
inst week to Induce- the sub-coinmlttpo In
charge of the regular agricultural npnroprl-
ntlon bljl to put in this bill $ . ' 50,000 for tlio
'ellof of settlers in .Nebraska. Chairman
Fimstou , whllo favoring the appropriation ,
says that it cannot bo allowed in the regular
bill : that this appropriation should go In the
sundry civil bill. Ho llnally agreed yester
day to call tlio full committee together to-
norrow to hear Mr , Dorsoy on the subject.
tf Mr. Dorsoy fulls to sccuro favorable action
on the part'of the full committee and the
committee should decline to make this ap
propriation a part of the regular bill , then ho
will endeavor to secure u favorable report on
: iU special bill and pot that bolero
: ho house as an Independent proposition ,
and will also go to the appropriation
committee and trv to have the sundry civil bill
tnko care of the measure. If congress should
pass Mr , Dorsoy's bill at a special measure
, ho president has u , precedent for a veto , as
n similar bill for the bcnont of the drouth-
stricken farmers of Texas was proufptly
vetoed by Mr. Cleveland.
iIIHCKLLANiOU3. :
Hon. S. H. M. Blors and wife of Iowa will
spend tha remainder of the winter in this
cltv nt 717 II street.
A. J. Vnndtlsco of Dubuque , In. , Is at the
Ebbltt and .1. II. Sowdermau of Contorvlllo ,
S. U. , is at the American.
In view of tlio movement for free colimgo
there is good ground for anticipating the
passage of the bill establishing mints nt
Omaha nnd Boise City.
PEHIIY S.
JI1SSIXG ItttSttS.
Somebody Blundered , Though not in
* n Criminal Fashion.
I'lnuuB , S. I ) . , Jan. 18. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BiiE.l A resolution , introduced in
the house Friday for the investigation of the
sale of state warrants and bonds under the
administration of the late treasurer , Smith ,
has today called ; forth a storm. Your corre
spondent has Investigated the records hero
thoroughly nnd interviewed partlos con
cerned , and , finds the following facts that the
committee will bo called upon to investigate :
The state's Joint committee passed upon
SlS.i.OOO indebtedness last June , for which
warrants wcro ticld m Now York , hearing 7
percent Interest.-1Bonds ! were prepared for
their refunding , but for some reason were
not sold till last month , when the treasurer's '
report reported their snlo at8 nor cent ,
with a commisslou'of ' one-half year's inter
est. On acromlt of the stringency in the
the money marKel jvhen the treasurer turned
over tbo ofllco ( p the incoming treasurer ,
Taylor , da the 7J.1i ! of this month , no account
was made of this rrtattor. Later , Taylor re
ceived nptlco f'j } } 'atjd mudo a demand
fo'n Srajttll , bu'ti so ac'wij.hout rpplvY 1 $ 'sc-cius !
the day before Smlttr' went out of ofllco ho
deposited the mon iy'recalvod from the sain
o'f the bonus In the "Mhinohaha National
bank of Sioux Falls and advertised a call of
warrants payable there on February 18. The
situation now is that the state has no official
account of thcsa bonds and its evidence of in
debtedness for the amount are out. Learn
ing of this. Governor Mclletto telegraphed
tbo Chase National bank of Now York wnero
the bonds were to bo negotiated and found
out the fact ns jglvon , that the bonds had
boon sold nnd returns made to the Mlnnohnhn
National , also that $35,000 , to cover the Into
settlement of tliu joint commission , remained
there uhsold and at the disposition oC the
state.
The principal fault seems to Up with ex-
Treasurer Stnlthf By delay in issuing the
bondstho state has been obliged to p.iy inter
est at 7 per cent ou warrants fro'n July last.
The present holder of the proceeds
of receipts of the bonns , the Mlunohaha
National bunk , of which ex-Territorial
Treasurer Bailey Is president , claims inter
est on the bonds from July last as a conces
sion to enable the jsalo of the bonds. This ,
Governor Melletto on the part of the state
refuses. It is also understood that Bailey
claims ether expenses incident to the sale of
the bonds. As Bailey has possession ' of
3125tX)0 , ) of state money under order of the
Qx > treasurer , it may bo ho also has nn agree
ment with him covering such expenses.
Governor Melletto in an Interview says :
"Ilatloy , when hero last week , wanted the
Interest on the bonds paid from last July ,
claiming that he had paid It In order to make
the sale. Upon OUP refusing It point blank ,
Uailoy llnally agreed to pay it out of-bls own
pocket , saying that ho wouftl not call oa
Smith for It. "
According to the governor's statement the
loss to the state owing to the delay in inter
est would amount to several thousand dollars
lars , although nothing criminal practically
could bo churned. The fact that the money
U out of the hands of the treasurer and that
the ex-treasurer's bondsmen may claim a dis
charge of liability on their part , the ofllco
having been turned over to the now treasurer -
urer , is the chief cause for alarm. The gov
ernor further snys :
"In the issue of the bonds a receipt was
taken from Bnlloy , relieving the stnto from
the payment of Interest from July lost. Aa
effort will bo made for the return of the
money to the treasury. If this Is not done
the matter will go into the courts
at once. Bailey , when here , stated that
the holder of' the warrants would not
take them up for n year or moro , owing to a
suit between them. "
Treasurer Taylor , when intorvlowed , snla :
"I received what Smith had to turn over , but
had no knowledge ut .these bond transactions
nt the timo. In addition to the loss and In
security that thqsp trausnctl6ns have caused
the stato. the treasury Is withhold ? 17,000 duo
from North Dakota ; upou evidence that the
Indebtedness nssUmou nns been paid. "
To the charges 'that lialloy makes in a
Sioux Falls paper last night , that Governor
Mellctto has used'PUX ( ) of state . funds
for the past ycatvltfrprlvnto speculations , the
governor says : ffRfeasurorSmltb , Secretary
Ulngorad , Camerojrand myself were In a real
estate transaction lf H-o In Pierre about a year
ago , Involving nbouWJU'.OOO altogether , and
wo wcro all equally Interested , Secretary
Ulngorad , Treasardr Smith and myself were
on a note for OUOj'lncludlng ' Interest. The
property being Wifent at high prices and
money being scattc/T\o concluded to let the
payment go as ony > , tie | land was held for
security nnd I bait fin gotten It entirely wlion
the nbto was proJtfntiM for payment theother
day. Those are tluyslmplo facts and I have
never had any Indentions of making thorn
publlo until forced .to uow. 0" the matter I
owe t J.OOO and have uovor yet been known to
fall to pay my dubts. "
The Fight I'or Sonnior.
PIEIIUK , 8 , D. , Jan. 18. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BBE.J The republicans at the cau
cus last night were unable to agrco unani
mously on a candidate for senator. Although
the proceedings wurokopl secret. It Is learned
that sonic five republican momDors refused to
support Moody under any circumstances. Of
hose , tinware from Lincoln couuty , Glfford's
homo. Donahue of that couuty stated that
ho would not support Moody , nnd thnt two
of bis colleagues would not attend the caucus
for reason that they might bo bound to sup-
port Moody , \VhonltU realized that there
'aro others not friendly to Moody , It looks ra
though a chugo would have to bo made to
some other man. Representatives Plcklcr
and Gambia arrived last night nnd nroeamost
nnd Unqualifiedly in favor of Moody , as are
nil the leaden Hard work will bo done
f roln now on urtll a vote Is tnkcn , nnd if It Is
possible for tlio republicans to elect Moody ,
lie will bo elected.
lix-Spenkor Young w on the ground look
ing for nomination as republican-Independ
ent. llcoccuples nmtitlon similar to that of
ax-Uelesate Matthews and such a
man may yet bo elected , All signs
at present point to n protracted
struggle. The democrats nro working like
beavers for Trlpp. The Independents expect
to score a victory In some way. They say nn"
Independent will bo elected. The question
Is , whht ono ! They nro all Independents
now. Kx-Terrllorlal Treasurer Unlloy , who
arrived last night , seems to boon the offen
sive with the whole of the republican leaders
now. Ho Is hero ready for the Investigation
tlio house has started.
Pnuillo
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Jan. 18. [ Special
Telegram to Tnc Bnn.l The ocean ricqbo-
twcen the Oceanic steamship company's
steamer Zcalnndki nnd the Union steamship
company's ' Monownl , from Sydney to San
Francisco , resulted in a victory for the Xca-
landin by twenty-four hours. The Zcalnndln
started oim hour later than the Monow.il , hut
soon passed her. The Monownl nrrhed this
morning , twenty-Jlvo days from Sydney ,
bringing twelve cabin and thlrtjMlvo steerage
passengers. Her captain reports consider-
nblo delay from defective air pumps. She
carries Australian nnd Now Zealand malls
for this country nud Kuropo , and ns the
steamers represent opposition lines consider-
iblo Interest was attached to the race.
llrtitnl ftlurclor.
ONInd. . , Jan. 18. At the poor farm
this morning Charles Wharburtoii was bru
tally beaten to death by Sam Bocchnm , a col
ored Inmate. Wharburtoii wnssovonty years
old nnd was killed because lie refused to ylvo
up his chair to the negro.
AN OltlENTAIj UOKSK THADI5.
How Two Natives ol" Damascus Openly
i Other.
The oriental mind is disposed to mln-
glo all the dealings of iifo with nn
amount of "sentiment" which would ho
scorned by the moro liberal business
man of the west. A visitor nt Damas
cus gives tlio following description of
horbo trade in thnt city.
A long dispute took plaCe between tlio
Intending purohnsor and the owner , us
the former attompod to bent down the
price by a few p'mstros. The owner ,
however , suotncd very sure of making a
invoruble sale , even if tlio present cus
tomer should withdraw , .So ho remained
silent , with an occasional inconsequent
remark , such as , "It matters not. "
"Wallah , whonm I to argue with thcoV"
' 'Wallah , my horse Is aa dust. Tuko It
without money.- "
All these expressions are equivalent
to cold noprativo , nnd might naturally
have oxuspcmtod the other mnn ,
who hnd boon wasting ; oceans of rheto
ric in persuasion. Finally , ho. in his
turn , oxclnimod , with a hoart-warmitig
show of g-onoroslty nnd philanthropy :
"Wnllnh , nro wo not brothers ?
yherefofo all this nol.4b ? Is it for
nionoy ? Allah forbidl You want 1,000
piastres ? Hero is the money. Take
ill" Then ho pressed the bag of treasure -
uro Into tlio other' * ) hand and turned
away. "Never mind about your horse.
I cnro-not for it. Shall wo part enemies
because of money ? "
At this point the other , who now had
his money securorun after his customer ,
fell on his neck , nnd kissing him on
both checks , assured him that the
hprso would henceforth bo worthless to
him ; thnt , slnco his brother wished for
it , 'ho must take it us n present. - And so
the bargain was concluded.
Mnko the Indiana Work.
In the cnurso of his Frlda night talk
to Ilia congregation in Brooklyn hiHt
week , Rev. Dr. Talmngo in discussing
the Indian trouble said : "But as soon
ns this outbreak is quelled wo nil ought
to go to studying two propositions. Ono
is that idleness cannot bo leapt in good
mprals , nnd tlio otlior Is thnt hunger
cannot bo If opt qulot. We' have been
supporting I say wo , for every man
who pays tax has been levied on wo
have boon supporting in Idleness a mul
titude of Indians. Now , these nblo
bodied men of the forest , like the nblo
bodied whlto men , ought to work if
they can find work or take the consequent
quent starvation.
"Thoro ought to bo some way of put
ting on one roll the aged , the invalid ,
tlio imbecile and t.ho cripple of the In
diana nnd having them supported at the
expense of the United States go\vorn-
montongood nnd healthful nnd sulll-
clcnt food nnd under comfortable shelter
nnd reasonably clothed. All the rest of
these tribes ought to bo put to work.
"If notning eleo cnnbe found for thorn
to do put thorn with sliovol nnd
wheelbarrow to niovo a mountain from
one plueo to another , nnd after that
move it back ngnin : The great lazy In
dian hulks that gather around the rail
road stations between Oinnha and San
Francisco , bogging for whiskey and do
ing nothing for a livelihood , while ho-
noath their feet is hind thntwould yield
luxuriant harvests if cnllod upon by
plough and hue , nro nuisances that
ought to bo abated.
"Ninety-nine out of a hundred of the
Indians huvo muscle enough anil brain
enough to earn a living. An idle popu
lation is always abesotteil population.
Any plan that proposes to support an
Indian merely bocaubo ho Is an Indian is
n wrong to him nnd an outrage to other
races of mon.
His ljuwliil AVIfe.
John II. Shaw , an elderly machinist ,
had in the Baltimore papers the ether
day , the following ndrortinGmont :
ANY person claiming to bo my wife , except
thu lady llvlnK atui2 UnmluirK street us
Mis. John 11 , Shaw , Is nilsiupresuiitlng me.
In explanation of this Mr. Shaw said
to a correspondent of the St. Louis
Globo-Uomocrat :
"You BOO I nm reaping the fruits of
my past ulna , and I have como to the
conclusion that J cannot stand it any
longer. April 17 , 1801 , 1 took up with
Mrs. Christiana Shore , who lived right
In Baltimore. Ifor llrst husband had
run away from her. I wont into the
army soon nftorwarcl , nnd when the war
wns over wo removed to Mnrtlnsburg ,
Vnwhorowo remained until a few years
ago , when wo returned to Baltimore. I
admit I lived with the woman as her
husband from 1801 until two years airo ,
when her carryings-on forced mo to
leave. Wo were novur married , but wo
had u false marriage certificate fixed up
in Virginia , and she trios to make out
that it is genuine. "
At this juncture Mra. Shaw anoko up
nnd Bald ; "Yos , what 1 wanted to lnow
was , whether the woman had any right
to jeer nt mo and snicker every time I
would go to the Cross Btroot Baptist
chnrchV"
"It got so had , " continued Mr. Slmw ,
"that 1 had to publish her In the papers.
Slio is not my wlfo. This Is my only
true wlfo , " turning to the lady present.
A FookotHnvlim * Hunk ,
The latest Is u bank In the shane of u
small tube which you carry In your
pookot , It Is for dimes and only opens
whoii * 5 Is deposited. A young follow
in u downtown baleen hnci ono of them
tha othor.dny. Ho told the bnrkeopor
that ho had3 Jn the tube , that ho
couldn't got n cent out. nnd that Jio
wanted u few drinks. The burkoonor
handed him out $2 in dimeswhich being
deposited opened the bunk. Its owner
then paid buck thu burkoupor nnd pro
ceeded to blow in the balance.
Be Sure
If you have mndo up your mind to buy
Hood's S.irsaparllln , do nut bo Induced to take
an > other A Iloston hily , whoso example Is
wcittiy Imitation , tells her experience Mow :
"In ouostorowliero I mnttoliuy llood'3
Bars.ipnrlli tlio dork trlcilto Ituluco mo buy
tliclrowiilnstcadot Hood's ; ho toIJmotlielr's
would last lonecri that I might take U on ten
To Cet
day ' trial ; thnt It I tilt ) not Ilko It I need not
jmy anything. etc. Hut lie could not prevail
on mo to clinngo. I ( old him I had taken
Hood's S.irsaparill.i , know \vhnt It was , was
satisfied with It , nnd dlil not want any otlicr.
When I tcpan taking Hood's S.usaparllla
I was feclliiR real nilicrablo with dyspepsia ,
and so i.mk lli.it at times I could liatdly
Hood's
stand , I looked like a person In consump
tion , Hood's B.usaparllla did mo so much
Booil that I wonder nt nijself sometimes.
and my friends frequently speak of It. " Una.
KI.LA A. OOKF , ct Xcriaco Street , Boston.
Sarsapariila
. JFI | lxforJ. Prepared only
hjr C. 1. 11001) A CQ . Arothocatloj. Lowell. .Maw.
10O Doses Ono Dollar
ANI >
They DlHoiuiB ( ho Indian Quest ion nt
tlic Iflrit I'rcHljj'teriiui Clinro'i.
Tibbies and his Indian wire , Delphi Kycs ,
drew n pacitod liouso at the irirst Presby
terian church last nl ht , The huvto audience
turned out io hear a discussion of the Indinn
question , but In this there was great disni > -
polntmctit manifested.
Tibbies talked for ton minutes In n sadly
disconnected way , giving his pedigree ns nn
Iiidlixn war correspondent , saying that he
pointed with pride to the same. The greater
portion of bla discourse was devoted to up
braiding the newspapers , which ho said ,
have tiled to belittle his efforts in n humane
cause.
Bripht Eyes , who Is rather a clover looking
half breed , was nttlrod In n neat- lilting gown.
Shojroad herspcecb , in which she told how
the Indians have been robbed , cheated ,
starved and then murdered. The Indian
agents came lu for a largo ed roast , and
then the soldiers were handled without gloves.
She thought the recent war a blot upon the
history of the nation and a crlmo against
civilization. The killing of the Indians was
murder In the lirst degree nndsomethiug that
should not bo allowed to pass' with
out a most rigid investigation. There
would not naye bcou nu Indian killed
if lie ? had not been circulated among
them. They wcro peaceably traveling
between Pine RidffO wind Itosobud agencies
when they were told that the soldiers were
coming to slay their wives mid children.
When they Lcard this they ( led
to the bad lands , whcru they
and their little ones wore snot down lilts
dogs. The whole war was brought on by the
agents , who wuro cowards and called for
troops. If the agent hud displayed couratro
and tact , not a Crop of blood would have been
shed.
E. J. Cullcn of Lincoln Is at tho"Casoy.
J. M. Bennett of Hebron is at the Paxton.
J. C. W. Khodo of Chicago la at the Mur
ray.
ray.T.
T. J. Jones of Valentino is at the Mer
chants.
J. W. Maxwell of Dennison , Tex , , is at the
Mlllard.
J. W. Lowe of McCook Is in the city , nt the
Murray.
C. J. Millard of Denver was at the Murray
lost night.
ft. A. Itoek of Oakland is registered nt the
Merchants.
J. Y. Lea bolt of Now York Is registered at
the Murray.
W. S. New of Kansas City is registered at
the Millard.
C. A. Havclck of Chicago is In the city , at
the Millard.
O. W. Powers of Salt Lake Is in the city ,
at the Paxton.
W. L. Bancroft of Chicago was at the
Casey last night.
Frank Bockivlth of Chicago wai at the
Puxtoti lost uifht. (
Captain Jnracs M. Wood of Rapid City , S.
D.ls at the Paxton.
George J. Pollock of Scdulla , Mo , , was nt
the Millard last night.
J. J. Southworth of Boone , la. , v/ns at the
Merchants last night.
Ccofgo.l. Allen of Mnnhnlltown , la. , is In
the city , at the Merchants.
Frank B. Meyers of Cincinnati , O. , was in
the city last uitflit , at tuo Casey.
\V. D. Cody of Missouri Valley , la. , was
registered at thu Casey lust night.
Harry Busch of Mainz , Germany , Is In the
city , at the Barker , visiting his friend , George
Krug.
Mr. and Mrs. John "VVithnell left for Now
Orleans , whcro they will sojourn for a month
going from thcro to California tao balance
of the winter , returning In April.
Ford's Victim Still Alive.
William Dovanoy , who was shot by Patrick
Ford , jr. , last Friday night , is still allvo and
ho was resting easier at a Into hour last night
than at any tlmo slnco the shooting. Ills
brother arrived yesterday from Waterloo ,
la. Ho said that "William had not been homo
for more than a year. Tim gentleman seems
to talio the misfortune of his brother very
much to heart.
"Slio'n y1 live tl' co'iiloxion kirns
nftah ( I1 blood what's dis ho n
bcan'ftil complexion f/uar'ntecd if d1
blood am pure ! Befo1 d1 Lo'd dat
am salvation fo' Aunt Sophy. "
All wo claim for it is an uncqnalud
remedy to purify tlio blood and in-
vigorntothuliver. Ultfieyeurround
you can dcnond on Dr. Picrco's
Golden Medical Discovery in nil
cases ) of blood-taints or humors , no
matter what their name or nature.
It'rt the cheapest blood-purifier
Bold through druggists. No matter
how many doses of other medicines
arc ofTured for a dollar.
} Vhy ? Hocauscs it's sold on n
peculiar ] ) lnn , and you only pay for
tJie good you got.
Can you ask innro ?
"Golden JIudical Discovery " is a
concentrated vegetable extract , put
up in large bottles ; contains no al
cohol to inclirinto , no syrup or sugar
to derange digestion ; is pleasant to
the taste , and equally good for
adulU or children ,
The "Discovery" cures All Skin
affections , and kindred ailmuutn.
WHAT
For we. clon't ' like
say what might to you
look preposterous or
impossible , as the Avar
cry of "cheap , cheaper
and the cheapest in
town" is as old as the
inventor of advertising.
\Ve told you in our last
announcement that we
\verc determined not to
pack away a single over
coat if sizes would hold
out. It is now not a
matter of prices but of
size. We are selling
an excellent Chinchilla
Overcoat
For $6 ,
For $8 ,
For $10.
The best makes in the
land for
For $15.00
We don't say that we
can fit you in these
coats , for our stock is
on the ragged edge.
But come in and
try and if we do
have your size you
w.ill own an Over
coat for less money than
it cost to make it. We-
are doing all this sim
ply as an experiment , x
for we would like to tell
you next fall that the
Overcoats we will have
are new , and . we think
in the end we will /be-
repaid for this great
sacrifice. We are down
to bed rock , and that
means that no honest
merchant can undersell
us. We are overstocked
on 75c Underwear , and
they go for 30c , and you
can have what we have
leftin our $1 Under
wear for 65c. We hope
you will appreciate the
fact that this announce
ment is made by the
oldest and largest cloth
ing house \vest of Chicago
*
cage
&CO.
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