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THE OMAHA DAILY KMIUMJAKY 18 , 1HU2.
THE DAILY BEE. 1 * . IIOSKWATKIJ. KniTon. PUBLISHED EVEUY MORNING. TI UM ? 01' HI'llbl'ltll'TION. ' I'illylrifwithotit ' ! ! Sundnyi Ono Year. . . . * 8 rf > 1 i-llviiml Sunday. One Year. . . . . . . . in on Fix Month * . T. . . . ; 600 J Into. Months. . 280 ( undiiy lice , Onn Vmr. . J W Htiirdiy : Her. OnoYnir . JM \\icklyllcc.OnoYo.ir. . I W > 01 I'lOHA dunlin. Tim Urn nulldlnir. HniiiliUnialin.riiriiprN nd Sfith Street * . ( onnctl III n IK K 1'curl Street. ClilcHcnonicc. : n" ( liumLcrnr rommrrce. ew York.lloonKiV1 , Unnd I.VPrlhiino llulldln ? n , "M Fourteenth street. rounnspoNonNCK. All cnmnniPlcntlons roliitlne to nowi nnil ( Oltorlal imittur nhonld bo addressed tc the Editorial I ) ( > p rlmcnt. I l'BtM > S All hustncsi letters anil rntnltlancos should I c nddrusird to The lire PiiblMilne Coinpnnv. Oinnlin. Ilrnft * . cliocUi mill piistnlllee orders to Im inailo payable to the order of the com- tinny. HiGEccFiililiSuiiig CompY-Jroiirictor K\VO N 8TATRMK.VT OK ClItOtJI/ATIOX. Hatrof NobrHska ' . , County of Hoiiulns. I Oi'o. II. Tsohui'k , secretary of The IIKB I iiHIslilnr ( ( iinp.iiiy. ( lees inlomnly swear thiit the nutuiil plrciilntlon of Tin : lun.v IIKI- , for the week cmlliiK Tobruary 1.1 , WJr. ' , was us follows : Mindny. Teh. ? . . WUOJ Montlny , rub. H . ! ! . < " 'himdny. Knii. n'I. . ' " ' Wptitiosilny. l-Vli 10 . KI.MS 'llinrRtlnv. IVU 11 . S'.TM I'rlday. Pub. 12 . tj.710 : biiturdny , I'ob. la. . S4.M. ( > Avornco 51.1st * OHO. II. TCIUTCK. . Sworn to I oforo me nnd mihscrlbod In my ) rro-iKo this I Itli day of Kohrniirv. A. 1) . 16Si FKAI. N. P. PBIU Notary Public. rlrciilntliiii fur .liininiry y "COMU Into ray parlor , " says Iho rail road uplclor to the Boyd lly , and the I3oyd lly is on the threshold of the parlor. Tun Hoard of Kdncution Iui3 for yours boon in the hands of the book trust ou- topus. The flchool doslc trust Una just Buccoodcd in fastening its fangs upon the board. TICK state supreme court hns reversed the decision of Judyo Doano in the South Omaha- liquor cases- and alllrmcd the opinion which Luvyor Doino hold on the saino subject in 1881. Tin : South Omaha council thought they were helping the liquor dealers when they refused to carry out the plain letter of the high licen.se law. When the counrllincn road tlio decision of the supreme court they will realize that they have put their foot in it. Mil JOHNSON has boon confirmed ns plumbing inspector. The question now is , will the mayor approve the appointment - mont of a man whoso relations to the plumbing contractor in the city hall will tend to destroy his otliuioncy in enforc ing strict compliance with the contract. NBAKIA * 2,000,000 pounds of corn meal is the generous contribution of Nobrnska to the famine-stricken paoplo of Russia. The corn has gone forward to Alcron , O. , where it will be ground into meal. The farmers of Nebraska have done well , an they always do when a worthy appeal is ma do to thorn. A OAIX for the conservatives in the Canadian by-elections recently hold docs not improve the prospect for reciprocity. The govern mont has an ample working majority in the commons , and its hold on power is secure until the next elec tion. In the meantime the reciprocity agitation w.ll probably decline. THK railroad managers are only standing in their own light when they refuse Omaha fair play. The milling- in-tranmt rate , which is essential for our grain dealers , has boon given to other cities situated as Omahn is , and Omaha will sooner or lator. bo In posi tion to bring the railroad companies to time. IIiou license in Pennsylvania has ef fected a great reduction in the number of retail liquor dealers in the chief cities o ! that state. In Philadelphia , for example - ample , the applications for licenses this year are more than ! iOO less than last year. Thoro' has naturally also been a falling olT in the applications for the wholesale business "LKT us got together , " cried J. Sterling - ling Morton. "O , lot us got together , " cried Dr. Miller , and the 13. & M. and Union Pacific got together and em braced Governor Lloyd with one of these significant and tniggcstivo hugs that would draw tearn of joy from Jay Gould and wring a sigh of relief from the breast of C. K. Perkins. Tin : annual state encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Depart ment of Nebraska , begun at Columbim yesterday and will continue several "dayd. The encampment is composed of delegates from the various posts of the Grand Army , and during the mooting important business connected with the orgnnixatiou will bo transacted. COUNCILMAN SL-KCHT nays that If the city should pay S1.7o a day to laborers who work undortho struct commissioner instead of $2 private employers would also cut wages. If this bo true , then the reverse ought also to bo true. HIIB Mr. Spocht or any other private em ployer of labor over raised the wages of his mon when the city raised Uio scale from $1.50 to $1.7.j and from $1.75 to $2V TJIU discussion of the anti-option bills before committees of the sormUi and house is calculated to give the counti y a bettor understanding of the difference between legitimate and illegitimate speculation , for it must be admitted that there are trannactions of a speculative rhuraotor which cannot properly bo classed as Illegitimate. One fact hnx ) > eon pretty well established , and that is that on nearly all boards of trade , and particularly on the larger ones , there is moro or less speculation of the bucket , shop onl-jr. Parties who have ad- t inlttod this to the committees profess a desire to see it broken up , but they fall to ssiggost a way of doing this. If such speculation is not essential to the ex istence of board * of trade It would sueui that thobu bodloa could Mud n practica ble way of ridding themselves of what ll'c-y coufoas to bo un evil. r/B norn It wns expected that the reunion of democratic leaders at the 13oyd banquet would furnish the keynote for the resur rected democracy in the coming cam paign. The shaggy old wheel-horses who had led the forlorn hope in twenty successive campaigns , and the warriors > vho were at the front of the fray in the campaign that gave democracy Its llrst governor in Nebraska , were around the festive board. The tattooed man who edits the only paper with two pros ? franchises was pro ont loaded to the guards with anti-monopoly doctrines and .Incksoniah cryptograms. Everybody was eagerly listening and everybody except the railroad con tingent went away disappointed. The oracles and orators studiously avoided all reference to the issues that are uppermost in the minds of the masses and especially the popular demand for railroad regulation , tax revision or legislative apportionment. The sago ot Seymour Park rehearsed ancient his tory , Including the exciting and stormy campaigns when the cruel war was rag ing. Ilo described his experiences in the burnt district , paid a tribute to Horatio Seymour , scored the republicans roundly for counting Nebraska Into the union by the Hook 131utTs fraud and im plored the domociMts of the present generation to nvongo the wrongs of tholr ancestors. Sterling Merion exhorted - hortod democrats to got together and make ono moro desperate olTort to regain control of the federal llesh pots. Gover nor Holes tearfully deplored the wrongs which the farmer is subjected to and congratulated the country on Its impend ing deliverance. This was all very Interesting , but wlion midnight cnmo and the love feast was over an inquisitive Samosot bravo asked , "Watchman , what of the night ? " and a very indiscreet railroad capper responded : "All ia well ; wo have got Hoyd hypnotized. " COUXKKT , TO .1 C.IXDIDATR. It is not apparent that Governor1 Boies has anything to gain , in a , political way , by still soukinc to justify what ho said in Now York moro than : i year ago re- uarding the excess of cost over value in producing an acre of corn in Iowa. The testimony upon which ho based hisstato- mont came fiom a very small fraction of the farmers of Iowa , not a sulllciont number to furnish a fair basis from which to judge results in the cntiro stata , but regardldss of this it has nothing to do with present conditions. In his message to the present legisla ture Governor Boies said that "at no time in the history of Iowa has her poo- nlo bcon blessed with moro prosperity than they now enjoy , " and he applied this to all interests in the stato. This was said , bo it remembered , moro than a year after the present tariff law went into effect , so that if there v.as anv pro priety or justice in holding tlio tariff re sponsible in December , IS'JO ' , for thocon- dition of the farmers , it is equally proper and just to give the tariff credit for their covdition in January , 18 ! ) " . Governor Boles is receiving a ( rood deal of attention at present as the pos sible ohoico of the democratic national convention for a place on the presi dential ticket , and his dolivoranccs will bo carefully considered by way of esti mating his intellectual equipment for party leadership. lie is likely to bo given numerous opportunities foi an expression of his political vio\vs , and ho c.innot bo too judicious in the matter and manner of his speech. tt will bo remembered , for instance , that in ad dressing the Groystono club of Denver a short time ago ho caused great disap pointment by making no reference to silver , a democratic organ there going so far as to say that this omission de stroyed any ehanco ho might have .had ot being a candidate for Iho presidency. There is diversity of opinion in the democratic party regarding the tariff. or rather the method of treating it , and Governor Boies tnimt keep this fact in view. The position of a possible candidate is a delicate and sometimes a ditliuult ono. Ho Is anxiously and moro or le.ss envi ously watched by rivals , and everything ho says , is subjected to clot-o attention and careful criticism. Everybody under stands that Governor Boles is a possible candidate fora place on the national ticket of his party , and ho thcreforo needs to exercise the utmost discretion in his utterances and to apply himself as far as possible to the consideration of present conditions. There have been notable changes since December. 1800 , when the governor made his memorable address at the banquet of free trade democrats in New York ( Jity. Tllll JlATl'lilS IN THK I1OIJSK. Republicans can regard with entire complacency the interesting contest that is going on between the factions of the democratic majority in the house of representatives. Whether Mr. Springer shall succeed in having his bill for the repeal of the wool duties givou prece dence over silver , or Mr. Bland shnll'bo able to crowd his free coinage measure to the front , either will bo acceptable to the republicans , and there is no way in which the contest cuii oiul that repub lican interests will not bo bonolited. If the anti-silver democrats , who are ng- grosslvo and determined , are successful in defeating the immediate purpose of thu free coinage advocate. Iho oll'oct must bo to widen the bro.tch between the factions , not only in the house but in the country. The fooling between these elements is obviously very strong. The report of the minority of the com * mlttoo on coinage , weights and measures on the Bland free coinage bill clearly shows tills. The position taken in that report loaves no room for compromise. It condemns the policy of free coinage in unqualified terms , declaring that in effect it would bo repudiation. No re publican opposition to free coinage has taken stronger grounds than nro urged by the minority of the democrats in the ooitiage committee against the monsuro approved by the majority. To lunko thu Bland bill understood as a monsuro of repudiation , says the report of the minority , in to secure" Its defeat , and It proceeds to show iu a very cov'ont and conclusive way why it should bo so re garded. This roprasonts aihteru dmuooratiu soutiuient as oppoijil to that of thu w-e t nnd south , and it Is irreconcilable. I'ho silver men , It Is apparent , intend to spare no effort to bring this question to a \oto with as little delay ns possible. The division of sentiment regarding what should bo done with the taidfT Islet lot less strongly doflncdi If the policy of Mr. Springer , supported by a major- ty of the ways and moans committee , > rovalled , Mr. Mills and his followers would experience n keen dissatisfaction. They still maintain that the democracy cannot afford to merely attack the tariff n detail , but is bound by pk'dgo and by every consideration of sound parly pol- oy to bring forward a moasura of gen eral revision. Anything short of this they regard in offout a surrender , and they threaten to m iko a fight to avert such it result. They may lie beaten , but that will not improve the fooling between - twoon the factions. The situation from a political point of view Is thus soon to bo very interesting. Tlio battle in the house will hardly have i decisive issue there. It will bo con tinued in the democratic national con vention , which after all must bo the irbltor of the policy of Iho party. Some capital has already boon made for Iho republican party and there Is favorable promise of a great deal moro. TI1K Tlio debate In the council over the proposition to II x the wages of day la borers employed by the si root commis sioner at $1.75 a day drew forth the usual amount ot political palaver with which workln tnun are humbugged by politicians. The councilman who talked loudest about tholr sympathy for the poor workingman - ingman were talking to the grand stand. They could give no valid reason why tlio city should pay higher wages for labor ers than the highest wage ? paid by con tractors and other omployor.s. The men on the street commissioner's pay roll got $2 for eight hours work a day , while other laborers who are compelled to work nine and ten hours a day only got $1.60 to $1.7.r > . The laborers employed by Iho Board ot Public Works only got $1.50 a day. Why should laborers work ing under the street commissioner got half a dollar a day moro than men who work for the c'ity elsewhere ? Does any sane man pretend that pay ing $2 a day to forty or fifty laborers will raise the wages of laborers in private employment ono penny a week ? lias any contractor or employer of labor over regulated the wages paid to laborers by the scale of wages paid by the city ? Do not all the wage-workers who pay taxes have to contribute their proportion , how- vor small it may be , toward this preferred class of laborers , who Invo in former years always been made' to do political dirty work in the primaries in return for the favor ? they enjoyed ? ft is not a question as to the amount of wages paid , but it is wrong to rob Peter to pay Paul. The w.iv to help workingmen is to got work for the largest number that can bo employed at living wages with the moans at our command. Suppose wo have $10- 000 in the wngo fund at the disposal of the street commissioner. At So a day wo could employ ol ) laborers for 40 days. At $2.50 a day wo could employ 100 men for 40 days or oO men for 80 days. At 82 a day wo could employ 50 mon for 100 days or 100 men for . " > 0 days. At $1.7o wo could emnloy " > 7 mon for 100 days or 114 men for oO days. In other words , without pinching the laborers wo could employ 14 moro mon for 50 days than wo could by pajing 2o cents a day moro than the highest prevailing wage. That is precisely 'what worUJngtnoii have been contending for when they du- mand the eight-hour day. They want opportunity for work at living wages for the largest number , CUS111X < ! ASD HKMIS. When Mayor Gushing turned the oftloo over to Mayor elect Bemis the water works ' company w'as divided against Itself and om- broilmi in litigation. The six months' by- drun I rental had Just fallan duo , but the factional lipht and not the delay in the payment mentof hydrant rental had caused the default - fault in the company's interest. Mayor Gushing very properly refused to nulhorizo the payment of Iho $ 'J7OOU to the water works company until the courts had indi cated which faction was entitled to it. W < M-lli raid. What particular advantage would Om ilia have derived from holding back the rental which the city justly owed ? The bill was audited by Comptroller Goodrich and passed by the council. If Mayor dishing had uny doubts about the propriety of paying it why did ho not return it to the council with ills veto ? vVhy did ho leave this bill with the entire appropriation ordinance for December unsigned on his desk and thus force Mayor Bemis to take action on appropriations with which Gushing waa familiar and which he was in honor and duty bound to either approve or disapprove. In the language of Tim Mahoney , "God hates a coward. " Had Mayor Bemis lacked moral stamina ho would have returned the or.llnanco unsigned and it would have become a law just the sumo a if Uubhing had signed It , But BemiH is not a bkulkur. TIu votoud such items in the ordinance as ho bo- llovod to bo irregular or excessive , and approved the rest. Instead of being traduced and having his motives im- pungod iio ought to bo commanded for exacting from the water works company a concession for relocating hydrants , whliih will save the city $5,000 a year hydrant rental during the unoxpirod torn , of the city's contract with tlio water works company , But you can't expect decency or justice at the hands of unprincipled dem agogues. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ CONGUKSSMAN MOHSK Of > IllHfla- chubotts has bouomo known all over , the country as the inveterate enemy of the interstate coinmurlnl law. Ilo wnnU.it repealed and has introduced n bill for that purpose. A similar bill was intro duced in the last congivs , getting very little attention , owing largpjy tp , .tho fact , doubtless , that Us author failed to present any hound or satisfactory reasons why the act should bo repealed. Mr. Morse is undoubtedly blnooro in th ? belief thut the law works more harm than good , a great many people in I0n * gland being of this view , but the very general sentiment of tlie country is to the contrary , and no party will venture to assume the responsibility of doing away with this moaiib of railroad regu lation without very much ntroner _ evi of its ineffectiveness than is now nllalmtblo. II Is true Iho decision of the supreme qn rt in the Counsoliimn case Bomowhatcwoakened the force of the act , but tlfi'dofoct in this particular can bo romoiliriijl , It is not likely that the bill to ropnnl the law will receive any moro oonsitlcratlon from the pres ent congress liHn It did from the last ono. , ) The 'rViidrr Ditched. . When the Uhviuo locomotive Jumped the track It carrlodithoThurston tender with It , CiitmvforMMlVi-d tt'op. iSVio Yntlt Atleti User ( item. ) .At last accounts David DennuU Hill had sixty-ulna dolof-alos to the st-Uo convention nnd Grover Cleveland had four. This Is almost grounds for another Cooper Union symposium of woo. A Straight Tip. ArhaiiMii Gatclte ( ilcm. ) The noxvspapors may print Jokes nt the ox- poriso of Chairman Iloltnan as a "watch-dos" of the treasury , but ho will remain trno to his record and object to everything not wanted by Indiana. A rii The chief Iron bio with Governor Kussoll of Massachusetts and Governor Paulson of Pennsylvania ns presidential candidates Is that they failed to take Horace Gtcoloy's advice In youth nnd pvo U ralinrr us a Wltimtr. nifrntM lltmlil. With Palmer us a standard bearer the democracy would go Into the campaign not doubtful as to the result. Ho could and would bo elected without the vote of Now York , but ho would as surely carry that state as Ivo-itucUy. Polltlrl-.lin Ohjcot. MltlMlihrt Sentinel. Municipal Rovcrnmont ought to bo as strictly a business matter as the gofornmont of a banking institution or an Insurance com pany. The men who control the community ntTairs ought to bo men accustomed to busi ness and should bo selooted without any reference to p.irty politic * , or their views concerning the nebular hypothesis. It's business alone that local olllclals have any thing to do with properly. MrClmo Photographs Hill. ( hteauii Intri'-Occnti. Colonel Alexander 1C. McUlure , editor of the Philadelphia Times , Is generally a demo crat in these later days , but ho cannot stomach ach I ) . U. Hill. At n banquet fn Jersey City on Lincoln's birthday Colonel McGlurc exclaimed - claimed : "What a ditlorenco between Abra ham Lincoln nnd David 13. Hill. Tlio ono rodcomcd a continent and mailo his name Immortal. The other's chief recommendation as u presidential candidate Is that ho stole a state. " Now York Trjbnno : With a vast capital at staUe , the coqiiuod ( companlsj are lllcoly to mirsuj a cauttops and conservative policy , which may in the oud prove oy no means hurtful to the public. Now York World : There Is of course no ono to speaic for the coal consumers who pay ilio u roll Us and who theoretically control rail road and ult other ; legislation , but who in these matters are' wholly unrepresented. Philadelphia U-joord : Tlio production of anthracite ! coal is a , imturnl monopoly in the hands of the corporations which carry it to market. How this consolidation of ttio Interests ot carrier.- } shall altect coiuumars It is too soon to predict. Boston Globe > The coal "comblno" will affect tbo pocket of ovorv householder. Its projectors dcclaio that it means lower prices for blaclt dmmon.ls. In that event the great putitic will view the situation with equanim ity , bat promise is ono thing and fullilltncnt quito anothur. Kansas City Times : Another trust has bcon born. Its uunellcinrio * have already " made millions through the approiatlon o"t rallroan shares. The price ot coal may not bo advanced immediately , but that tlio con sumer will not bavu to wait long for the privilege of paying moro for fuel goes with out saying. Globe-Democrat : If the Anthracite Coal trust puts up the price of Its product the duty on the other sorts of coal will bo ro- duced. Ttiord b > no duty on antbrauito , con sequently the "combine'1 cannot bo attacked at the custom house directly , but the indi rect attack by making bituminous coal free would strike tbo trust u tolerably hard blow. o I'UIJiTKIt J.l.\'KH. I'hll.idolnhta Times : The Tndlnns have broken out again. ThN Is r.ish. hut we'd have less of them If the redskins porhaui got moro rations. Washington Star : An Intoxicated man fre quently demons ! rjuo.s that a full and his money urn soon partud. Arkansiw Traveler : Tommy 1'aw , what Is u priiv.irlL'ator'r Mr. riKK He Is : i liar who weighs moro than you. Somorvlllo Journal : I'lMt I'.issonsor-How do'u.s I'lirsiins fool about th.itnonr pair of twins of his ? Sei'ond I'.issnn or Well , ho says ho wouldn't I a l.o JIW.IXM fur thut nair. but ho wouldn't give II ) cents for another one. Judge : Onost f.ook hero , sir ! When I or.lor iioinino du tone I want a little moro pommo and not so much terro. Do you 1111- dorsUinuV Oaipon Oul , monsieur. You do not vant zo earth. TO 1IAIIV HUTU. Kcw Vnih Uenilil , Let me write this little line , llaby Uulh , Ask to bo your valentine , In iroo.l sooth. I will plvo you lots of thlnga. Whistles , horns and rubber rings , Dollies that will wine and talk , ( o to sice o or take a walk ; HiiL'iir plums and lollyunH | , lUchi'Sl und of ho v I mi crc > | > < Tim t'.i tbu truth. Anil f loll yon what I'll do Swoutust mote If to me you will bo true , In Novenihor. 'UJ. Tor your p.ipa , little Uu' , (1'ci ( haps ) I'll voto. Illnzhamtuii Kupdlillcan : Ulio grabbed the loiter with the feroolty of a tUur. She found It In IUT huabtuid'jiovi'rfoiUiioukot , aiKlrujsnil In a line fon. : ilu bund. " .Vow 1 h.ivu the wri'lc'li , " slio hissed ttliroiiu"h the Nuttuuthof her rliild JUWH. tfhp crumpled the missile In > k denionlau jjr.iHp , ami , tllcn hci llory oyea bhot upon the Insoilpllfml1 "Mrs. John bmlth , llul- terniilvlllo. " "PllUVitlt ! th .I'H It ! " shniualn hissed In her triumph. "Il'.s the letter 1 iuvo bun to mall to mother tbioo month : , ago. " Boston TraiiiiTlpti Ulrls , do not think a fellow Is a Kuntliiinan beujiito ho Klves you u pullto how. Wo hut ii It upon the authority .of u valur.iii 'Uchn > Lljb'ir that bowers nru al ways knaves , i 2 Klmlra fi.i/i'tto : My son. hi not uut your oar Into a Kcnernl rimvoiMa ' .in of ei'iiblhto people iinleis you have a KOU.I H , ull , llaiicor'iiiiiinUHM.ll ( : "Did Ilie fisherman hnte IroRS1 less , " llrlditul ? " . 'lire 1 couldn't BO , mum ; hulm'Jt lqjiaiils on. " Voiikor : ) 0 .1/0 1 ton Thu.uvmi tenor of sum * men's ways U oxccirdln ly base. t'nui > usiu. l'M < w\eiplla Call. "Toll you how urandpa propusii'l ! Djar mo ! " And ur.imliiiii nodilud nur ullvury head ( llrr hulr was IIUu jjold In the duy that were lint thii years had brought sllyur Instead ) . "How your jsrandpa proposed ! Dear mul \Vnll , It happened the two buforo < JhrUtmas , von sen ( How uramluiu'ddarli ( yeshonoi ! , And thlt llnyKold hairtand thli liny uold key Vimr crmiil.t | hr.mxlit lliem and /uvu Ilium Iliuvo brmii'ht. yuo my heart , Will you Uuup It ? ' * ild ho ; 'It will open 1 1 you , do.ir.'nlono. ' And whou In thu heart 1 h.ul fitted thu kuy ( What u iliuli on thu du.irold f icu ! ) I found Ihul Iho bimcu Juki 11 lar o enough place Ilcild thu tiniest picture of mul Will you llvu In my hu.irt furuvor ? ' nivld hu. And that's how your Krandp t proposed , d r , to mu , And you think It in w ttiis It evon'oulil uu ) ' I Well 1 .HouiEht so mysulf ' " j.ilil s'iu. ' LAST OF THE BOTD CONTEST Wliy Genaral Thayer Woa Not Entitled to Hold Over. MAJORS THE LEGITIMATE SUCCESSOR Chlcl .Initli'i ) 'MiiTUi-ll i\pliilui : the Sltiiiu lion In Dctiill DiTliirrd In tin 11 Start- lliiK Doctilni' nnd l.llioly to I'roiokn Aiiiirrhy , LIXCOI.V , Nob. , Fob. 17. ] Speclpl to Tin : linn. ] Tlio contest Instituted by Uovornor Thayer , and which nrovontod Governor Uoyd from exorcising the functions of the ofllco to which ho hnd boon elected for nearly a year , hns passed Into the historical nnnats of the Btato. Hut thcro Is ono tnoro chapter and that wn * completed by an opinion handed down by Chief Justice Maxwell ot the Nebraska supreme court toilny. tt will bo remembered that last May when the supreme court of Nebraska sustained Governor Tlmyiir's ' demurrer to CJovornor Hoyd's answer and thus ejected the laltor from Iho oxocutlvo odlco , Judge Max well dissontud on the question of citizenship. In the opinion handed down today the chief Justice explains that at that time ho supposed time would bo given for Governor Uoyd's attorneys to amend the answer. H'j based his belief on the provision of section 11(1 ( of the cede which provides ; "If the demurrer bo sustained , the adverse party may amend , if the defect cnn bo remedied by way of amendment , with or without costs , us the coart In Its discretion shall direct. " Gov ernor lloyd's answer , continues the opinion , was clearly ntnelidable. Oncstloil ol Siirt'iMston. Continuing , the opinion says : "When I prepared my opinion In May last I supposed that leave to umcnd would oo given if de sired , and therefore expressly sny In that opinion that 1 had not examined thu question ns to the succession in cnso Boyd wns ro moved. The question of the succession seempil to be of considerable Importance , nnd as the court at the outset had miulo thu order permitting Iho relater to institute the action so far conditional that It would permit the lieutenant Kovornor to Intervene If ho saw lit to do so , It was but reasonable to expect , therefore , thut in case the defendant , vas found not entitled to hold the ofllco that the case would be sot down for argument as to the proper person to .succeed him nnd thut no conclusion would bo reached until after such argument. When the majority opinion was Illud , however , it appeared that my associates did not so under stand the case , but proceeded to decide that the relater was on titled to the ofllco. * * * 1 have deferred IllinR ray views upon the questions indicated until that uroat tribunal ( the United States supreme court ) had determined the main question , which It has now done In a manner creditable to the court.1 \VnuUI I.mil to Aimrrhy. Alluding to the laiu-impo of the majority opinion of last May , the chief justice contin ues : "This IntiKuapo , If I understand it cor rectly , moans that the voters of the state , al though they may every ono cast tholr votes for an Individual for tnc oftlcoof governor mid the person so chosen may take the octh and glvo the bond required by law and outer upon the duties of the olllco , yet the Incumbent may set Himself up as Judge , jury and bonollclnry in the case , and for .some alleged onuso refuse to surrender the oflleo to the person lawfully chosen by the electors of the state. Ho may not only do this , but may fill his apartments with armed men to assqrt his alleged rights iu thu premises In dollanco of too will of the people and thus brine reproach institutions. * * preach upon republican If It is a proper rule to imply In the con struction of a state constitution , it will bo found equally applicable when applied to the constitution of the United States , nnd thus become settled law that thn incumbent in an onlca irny retain the same notxvithstaiidluc ; another has boon chosen to lill the place and has qualilicd and accepted the position. It i > a startling doctrine. Thcro are times iu the history of every nation nnd state , when , from n conjunction of circumstances , such a rule might bo used to dpfoat tbo proper will if not create unarcuy and the destruction of free government. " Mijur : thu Man , Not Tlmyor. Chief Justice Maxwell then argues at length to provo tnat the proper person to till the executive ofllco when Governor Boyd was declared Ineligible by a majority of the court , wns the lieutenant governor. Ho assorts that the decision was reached only by a dis tortion of Hie plain meaning of the constitu tion. Ho said : "A forced and unnatural construction of language either In a constitu tion , statute , contract or other instrument , is liable to bo fraught with wrong and injustice and leaves uncertain what view may bo taken bv tne court of any Instrument or document and hence tends to unsottlu and render un certain tno law upon the plainest proposition , and hence that mode of construction is gen erally discarded by the courts. In addition to what has been said as to the right of the lieutenant gov ernor to succeed the governor , it will bo noticed thut there Is no provision in case of vacancy for electing a governor at the next couoral election after the vacancy oc curs. Hence , if the position of the majority of the court is right a man who did not receive - ceivo a single vote for the olllco may hold ttio ofllco of governor of the state for two yoaw at least , and us much longer as possible ; und this government of the people by tno people bo dofontod and the tlrst stop taken to Mox- Icanlzo the govurnniont of the state. * * * In any view of thu case , therefore , the re later ceased to bo governor of this state on January T , IS'.ll. ' and since that time had no right to bring lha action or hold the ofllco of governor. " , Jnde Donne Ititvernml. Tbo supreme court today handed down an opinion touching on the publication of applications for liquor licenses. The opinion was based on tno case wulch was started In the Douglas county district court against the South Omahu saloonkeepers and on which Judge Doano ren dered n decision. An appeal was taken to tbo anpremo court , aud the opinion m thu case , which Is entitled "Stato ox rel lirlgham vs City of South Omaha , " was today handed down by Chief Justice Maxwell , Thd syl labus or the opinion ravening and ruinnud- Ing the case is as follows : The applicant for a llcenso to sell" intoxi cating drinks must causa a notlco of bis ap plication to be published at least two weeks in a newspaper puDlishod In thn county hav ing the largest circulation therein. This no tlco Is to bo continued for two weeks. It Is to bo published In every Issue of the paper. If the paper Is published daily , thu notlco must bo publUhud dally ; if thu paper U pub- Halted weekly , then weekly publication wilt boMifllciont. The object of the notice U to givu as wldu punllcity 04 possible to the plaintiff's application , no that If any person linowi of any viola tion ot the license law by tno applicant , or any valid reason why license should not bo grunted to him , hu may coma forward and make objection. Other decision * recorded were ; Poralngor v.sTinnln , error from I'latto county , petition in error , dismissed ; 1'utorion va Tufts , error from Pqiualnj county , reversed and rn- mandedt MoCord , liradv t Co , , appeal from Douglas county , afllrmed ; Shufeldt vs Gundy , appeal from Itlchurdson county , re versed und dlsmltaud ; HsIlarJ va Hansen , error from Douglas county , afllrmod ; Solo- man vii Fleming , nppeul from llitchcoclr county , reversed and Judgment entered in this court for plaintiffs ; Johnson rs 1'arrotto , error from Buffalo county , reversed ; \Volnlelto \ v state , error from Merrlult county ; ufllrined ; jturkholdor vs Fonuer , error from Hall county , afllrmed. InapViitor Illnnvliuril DUmUnoil. Governor Iloyd today removed Chief In- spoutor'nfiuicliru-d of the Omaha gram de partment and appointed H. I' . Thompson , lute deputy Inxpector , to succeed him. Thu dismissal of Mr , Blanchard will , It Is bo- llovod , BcOvo 4 serious problem which liaa confronted tlioso Interested in tliuupoulldlng of the grain business under the now ware- bouno law , Mr. Itlanchard was clearly In competent , but there was noway ot replacing bun ns his tenure of office depended entirely upon the governor who appointed him , Gov ernor Boyd suite * that ha U not personally acquainted with Mr. Thompson , and nevur saw him until within the past lew davs ; hut ho kuowb LI : * . ' , he Is tht > mon rompuluut that can bo secured for the rlace , and ho mnda the appointment for that reason. Miles Zontmover wni today appointed com * mnndnnt of the st.ito soldiers' homo at Grand Island. Miss KH-a WlltMilro wns today appointed matron of the lusano asylun > at ( tastings , I'rom DUtrlct Court. Judge Tlbbetts and n Jury are trying the case of Jrs-ao Goodall agnlnst Gray and other stockholders of the Clay Manufacturing company. The company failed to Ilia Its articles of Incorporation or give legal notice of Us existence or llnanrlnl condition , nnd nn olTort Is being made to render the mem bers thereof Individually liable for the coin- panj's dobts. The dofcnso allege that they did glvo the nccossary legal notice , but that It hns bcon cut out of Iho News' Hies by some Interested parties. The Lancaster County bank asks for the appointment of n rocoivar for Henry Kcis , claiming that ho has dlspo > od of his proportv to his son to defraud creditors , nnd that the son Is disposing of the property as quickly as possible. Minn ) startling iVstlmoiiy. The contest between C. K. Walto nnd Kllas Uaknr for thu district court clerkship , which has ticcn dragging along for some weeks , was considerably enlivened today bv the Introduction of testimony on the part of Uakcr to the olTcct that Frank Kaufman , presumably acting for Wnlto , had offered n clerk In i-harro of the vault Jt.UOO nnd a guarantee of n permanent position if ho would allow him ( Kaufman ) to enter the vault where the ballots vet remaining to bo recounted uro stored. Another witness was Introduced to provo that ono of Wnlto's nt- tornoys had boon scon In iho vault in the collar whore the ballots had been stored for n timo. Other witnesses testified that the cellar vault was accessible to anyone. This testimony Is being Introduced for tlio pur pose of preventing n recount of these ballots , which would leave Hakor's tenure of ofllca suro. Odds mid iinl : . . Mrs. George , Uogers , wlfo of a traveling man for Poregoy & Moore , Council UlufTs , living nt Sixteenth and 1' stvcots. pulled n revolver outot a bureau draw or this morning with some clothing rdio was removing. The rov'olvor fell to the tloor nnd wns discharged , the bullet ontorlng her Unco , Intllctlng u painful but not serious wound. Whllo endeavoring to separate a pair of scrappers In his saloon today Tom Carr wn struck In the oya with n pair of knuckles , bursting the eyeball. The doctors are on- dcavorlng to save his sight , but with little hopes of success. The Hock Island has secured nearly nil the land necessary for a right of way into the eastern part of the city , having paid out nearly $1:15,000. : Agents nro now at work se curing options for n southeastern outlet , Tom Rogers , a negro farmer living near Waverly , complained to the pollco today that hii wlfu had run away with n one-legged fel low named Turner and took his two children und the uoed to his farm with hor. Ho did not care for the wife and children , but wns greatly perturbed over the loss of the dood. The unlinishcd block at Fourteenth and 1 ? streets known as the Great Western hotel , wns sold at sheriff's sale today and was pur chased for $1:1,000 : by the llbnholdors , who will complete it , John S. Brown brings suit In district court against .1. A. Buckstall to recover S10.000 for the loss of a hand while working with a buz saw , whoso habits ho was not familiar with , In defendant's planing mill. The city council last night took the prollm inary steps for beginning the erection of un iron viaduct over the Burlington nnd Union Paclllo tracks on West O streot. Appraisers will bo appointed tomorrow to condemn the necessary property. A very lively discussion took place over the water question mid it was finally decided to continue the experimental well at South street. Slin Wns Uespnruto. Three policemen bad a lively time this afternoon in endeavoring to capture Mrs. Dr. DIcKey , nn insane woman. She had bar ricaded her house and when the ofllcors put in an appearance set a savage dog on thorn. The animal was killed , but It was not until they had brotion down the door and boon assailed with ll.Uirons and hatchets that they secured an entrance. The woman ran to a table and pinking up : i huge butcher knife began backing at her throat , and before - fore it was taken from her had succeeded in inflicting sOvoral big gashes. She will re cover. The woman had became insane from too frequent indulgence in morphine. SULLY iiK.ir TinIIALLKOAI ) . Ilo Wouldn't I'ny Ills Faro and Couldn't Ho Thrown on ; Kvxsis CITY , Mo. , Fob. IT ! The conductor of the Santa Fe train on whlca John L. Sul llv.in aud his company made the trip last weclc from Wichita , Kan. , to Topeka , tolls bow the slugger beat his way and his com pany's from Newton to their destination. At Newton a new conductor , as usual , took charge of the train. When ho demanded Sullivan's ' faro , the big ono told him the other conductor had taken up the tickets , which were good all the way from Wichita to Topeka. The conductor "wired back to Newton to know if thut was iho fact nnd rocalved a reply that It was not : that the UcKots were good only to Nowton. The con ductor again demanded fares from Sullivan , who , in his characteristic , forceful and strik ing language , declined to pay. The conduc tor wired headquarters for instructions , and In reply received orders to eject the whole party from the train. The crew , aowovor , declined to assist and the conductor did not care to undertake the task alone. inurnx iu A Coloriiiln Woman Kills Ilrrsclf to INnipi ) Her llusliaml'n Upliraldlng. GHEEI.BV , Colo. , Fob. 17. At the coroner's Inquest on tha remains of Mrs. Gcorgo Younglngcr , who suicided night before last , the husband of the cloud woman told a story which created great indignation among the people hero. Last December while- moving from his ranch to Greoley ho.iind ot'iMslon to entrust his wlfo and two children to tbu care of David Patterson , u neighbor , who prom ised to curry thorn in his wazon to Grcoley. When Patterson and Mrs. Younglnger got out on the pralriu be forcibly took her from the wagon and ravished hor. Mrs. Young- Ingor did not toll her husband of this until a short time ago. Since then hu has continu ally upbraided her and her mind was ao af fected that slio finally killed herself. Patter son has been arrested and the citizens hero are favorably inclined to execute him without trial although everything. Is quiet now. . .vti.i. \ \ . im Seoruttiry KlUlna Suyn the I'ronldaiit IM Nnrn Of .SlU'OUHS. NEW VOHIC , Fob. 17 , A morning pnpor states that Stephen B. Ellcins , secretary of war , has announced ID u letter written to a personal friend here in Now York that Presi dent Harrison Is a candidate for ronomltm- lion. The secretary adds that the president would , moreover , bo the choice of the Mlnno- opolls convention , aud furthermore would bo rtvulcoted. This Is the llrar. authentic announromnnt that thu president Is a candidate for renomln- ntlon. although everybody was convinced of It. That the secretary had sent such a letter was known at the Fifth Avunuo hotel last night. There were varlou * comments , de voted particularly to the piophetio diction of the letter. Thcrr'n a Mornl toTliln , AHUSOTOV , Nob. , Feb. 1(3. ( To the Editor of THK BKR : The dispatch .sent by William Jonea to Chairman Ogden with reference to Boyd'.s success over Thnyer und hoping the balmy winds of next Noveuioer would waft luccost to the democratic party , will cut oo IIsuro with the republican party In Nebraska. The Idea of Mr. Jonei thinning for one moment that the republican party is dead ro- inlnds mo of a story of a mtm who was drowned. After loaichlug for several dayn thu body was founu , brou nthomo and after careful examination was found to be full of eels. Tno body bolng divested of thli valua ble liud , and after being duly prepared for ttu grave , tlio faithful wife was axked what disposition she desired made of tha body. After deliberating a moment she remarked : "Set him again , " The World-Herald after Iravmt' spent , so much time In heaping Indig nities upon the frloujs of Governor Thayer and clamoring no loudly for Its free trade candidate is verv much.like thft little bird , who lifter having tHlod luelf from tha dung heap tnon pore hud upon n limb and sang loudly , Uut , who-HO song was eoon nut ihort by a hawk which hiifpntd by and devoured j tlio tnnoce'H lilliu hiid. Moral Don't ' muu too lo-jd wli u full. C. U. BESTED A TRUST 'iN COURT > _ Elevator Oombino Forced to Abandon Suit Against a Oompotitor. ' . i t REPORTED RAILROAD COMBINE DENIED Arninur nnil .Miller llinm't 1 1 curd of tliw rropoM-it Convilliliilloii of I Im lUg ( Irmijror llouds < ! OH . | | I urilin World' * I'ulr City. Cmouio BUIIHU ) op Tun Bus , ) Omruio , I LI * , Fob 17. I In the United States court n big , belllgor. out trust throw up both Imi.ds and cried onoupit loan Individual company which for two months has bcon acting upon the offen sive. This notion wan on Iho part of the National Elevator company and the Crane company In withdraw ing * their suit against the Standard f Elevator company of this city for allogcd In- frlugcment of patents. The complainants' not only withdrew Iho suit , bjt they paid the court costs and retired to consular wherein Is the prollt to start the slow Jug gernaut wheels of Justice and then to block thorn with last voar's dividend. The auijt WHS Instituted Dorombor 10 , 1891. V Armour Iliixn't llouiil of It. P. D. Armour when asked about the re port from Now York that there was to be n big combination betwcou the Northwestern , St. Paul , Union Paclllo and Northern Pnclllo nnd AtohUon said : "II tticro Is a dual of the sort on , I have not hoard of It nnd t do not believe President Uosowoll Mlllor has hoard of It. 1 had n tulk with him forever over an hour the other day and I certainly bolmvu ho would have mentioned so Import ant n matter If ho had known of It. There may bo some deal on in stocks of which "I know nothing , but 1 do not bellovo that any Important arrangement between the St , Paul and any of the other western properties could bo contemplated without my hearing of it. St. Paul stock l.s selling up'but It Is advancing on Its merits and Us earnings , and not on any deal. " President Mlllor of the St. Paul said last evening ; "All I know ot the deal is what I BCO in the papers. I do not bellovo the report - port has any foundation. " Odds and KiuN. The Chicago Blalno olub will go to Mltinn- opolls to secure the nomination of .lames G. Blalno for the presidency. Tbo recent lottgr of the secretary of state bus not altered the Intention of the club in this regard. Tnls , was the tenor of the speaking nt a meeting ol the club at the Sherman houso. Flvo hundred soldiers at Fort Sheridan are making a united growl because they do not receive their pay when it Is duo. Owing to the trouble caused by tbu In creased cost of tuition at the Kush Mouical college ' . ' 00 students threaten to luuvo. The Vegetarian society hns been organized hero under the auspieec of Elr.i Lubochur * a young Russian who for many years has lived entirely upon cereals , fruits and nuts , eating usually hut ono meal a day and who now proposes to dispense with every thing but fruits and nuts. Tno chief diftl cully in tbo way of the society scorns to bo that no member can consistently drink Chicago water , owing to the largo number of bacilli that congregate therein. Jack Bain , the Cincinnati lightweight , knocked out Billy Westou of Detroit iu two hot rounds at Dccatur. Owing to Iho high building ordinance eighteen new skvscrauers of ton to sixteen stones oacn will bo rushed up so as to coino within the six months limit. Mrs. Jonn A. Davis , wife of John A. Davis of Montana will fame , has fallen heir to an estate in Ireland worth C14OOJ,000 and to the title of Ladv Tnrnsh Stanhowo. Edward Wills , lirst assistant secretary of the department of ngriculturontWashington , in a letter to Elder Claris Yowcll of Tus cola , 111. , received today , most em phatically denies that Mongoose is to hu imported to this country from India for the purpose ol exterminating raw. In making a postmortem examination upon the body of Annie Munson , who committed suicide at 'ITIS State street , the woman's Heart was found on the right side of her body and all the other members of the viscera were as much out of place. Word received from .lupitor Point , Flo. , states that Dr. J. M. Hutchinson , ono of the best known physicians In Chicago , will probably die from blood poisoning us the re sult of an accident during u hunting expe dition there. It is said that Judge Morau of the appel late court will resign soon Wcntorn r 'ole ] In ( 'hlcilijo , v Tbo following western people are in the V city : At , tbo Grand Pacific T. W. Suwvor. W. , H. Johnson , Miucatino , la. ; W K. Bird , > Dos Molnos ; J. W. Tromwoll , Lincoln , Mrs. F. P. Casper , Burlington , la. ; A.V. Larimer , 7ono P. Brown , Sio.ix City. At the Palmer M. Yuchs. C. H. Marolo , C. L. Hogors , Omaha ; W. Walker , Dos Moines ; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Child * . Lyons , Nob. ; J. A. Bernard , .1. J. O'Ncll , D. H. Mc Carthy , George A. Busby , Ceniorvillu , I.i. ; Mr. and Mrs. James West , Emerson , Neb. ; Goorgu Bognrt. Shouandnah , I.i. At thu Leland C. C. Coon , Lincoln. At the Audltorfum-.l. W. Hobbs , Des Moinoj. F. A. Uulltling UjHirt k.i. OMAHA , Fob. 17 To the Editor of Tun BKI : : Noticing , the last few days , articles In Tun BKK relative to the building up of Nebraska , I wish to contribute my ennorso- iiiotit to the "Immigration bureau , " or somu other feasible and well organized plan lor , relieving the eastern "routers" and making our woUorn prairlos bloom. i To build a town wo must lirst have n coun try to build It In ; so by utilising the thou sands of now worthless aorus of Nebraska * t wo will need to spend no moro money on ' Omaha for ndvertulng purposes. Were Chicago In the renter of the Sahara desert , all the golden marrow In the "buck- bono" of the western continent would not procure for her u "world'a fair. " There are thousands of people in the east who still have the idea that Nebraska Is u "barren waste inhabited by roving bands of nomadiu Indians , " ns described In the old prehistoric historic school geographies. Let us put our shoulders to the wheel and Incorporate some kind of an organisation whoie bole builness It will ho to fill the state with men who are willing to sow and map : , und send derogations periodically to dllTereni V , parts of the eastern status und lot puoplu / know what lies In Htoro for them In tha The "immigration bureau , " as described In the communication to Tun BII : ; , is , without doubt , u No. I plan for nutting into notion the vary thing that the state needs , but do not keep It solely union tr "real estate" mim. Givu the rest of us a chance to push this thing to completion. ( Jm/i.s : , Dentil of Mrs , Mrs. Sylvu K. MoKonnuy diodat horhomo , 1011) ) Paul street , Tuesday morning of tumor of the Drain , after un illntm of tovon weeks , The deceased was 44 years of a < o ami leave * a husband and ono dauuhUir , MM. William Muallo , Two sisters of the deceased - ceased , Mrs. Albert Abel and Mrs. U , B. Hengen , llvo at Lnxlngton , Nob. , and Gal * veston , Tox. , respectfully , and two brothers , Frank and Abe CrUrbtleld , llva at.Salt Lako. The funeral will bo bald from the rosldunca at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon , Intormunt ut Forest Lawn. Commercial The following delegate * Uavo be n selected to represent Omaha at the mooting of tlio tratir.ml-.sli-.ipm commercial congress to be held In Now Orlnaui February iM : J. J , O'Connor , Dr. L. F. McIConna , A. T , Hector , Jamas Stopheuson. C. E. Ilotb , A. U. Du- frono , Kdwln Davit , John lOvaiu , Joseph A , Connor , C. F. Uoodman. C. O. Loboclf. II. O. Clark , 0. S. Chase , U. M. ISatUnger , John F. \ Flack. \ , C'urjiriilerii Will Dnmniiil l lcht Hour * . Bo oy , MUSK. , Feb. 17. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters throughout tha country will , uu May 1 , doinaud ol/ht hours for a dnj 'a work , nnil will strike when lha COUCOiitOIl is 1101 Ulfuiu.