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B SIGNIFICANCE OF HOME RULE Summary of the Meajnro for Legislative Independence Passed by tbe Commons. HISTORY OF THE LAST IRISH PARLIAMENT. TIio < ; U PS ami ICrnnU In dlng U | > tn the Adoption of Itnnin Ilulo n H Liberal r IVrty Teller with n Itovlow ot tlie Amazing Struggle Which rollowcUt Thop.issagoof the homo ruto bill by the Ilonsa of Commonn marks the close of the llrot Important stage in the struggle for Irish legislative Independence. It is not by ftr.y means a conclusive victory. Much re mains to bo accomplished ere Ireland's Par liament will again sit m College Green. The rejection of the measure by the House of Lords is a certainty. What will follow is conjectural. Two paths nro open to the hro\vd nnd Invlnclblo prime minister , either of which give promlso of success. The first is to press to passage various popular reforms - * forms outlined In the Newcastle program of the llbor.il party , These nro expected to BIaro the fate of the homo rule bill In the Lords.VitU the rejection of these meas ures the liberals may appeal to the country nnd rocolvo such on emphatic endorsement that the Lords would not risk the second ro- joollon of a popular measure coming from the Commons The second plan in dicated Is , after rejection ol homo rule , lo bring the measure up al n later session ot Parliament nnd snnu it a second flmo to the House of Loirts. If rejected r.gain , Glad stone has power to croatn n sufllcionl num ber of peers to overcome the tory majority and thus control the House of Lords. "Whatever course is pursued , great patience nnd porsnvcranco must bo exercised .by the supporters of homo rule to insure final suc cess. Contingencies may arise , such as the death of Gladstone , which would retard but not uestroy Ireland's hopes. Reforms'never go backward. Freedom Is progressive. Human advancement and Independence may be checked fora time , but triumph is as cer tain ns that the sun will rise on the morrow. Homo Hull ! In Otlior Diiyn. The history of Irish Parliaments , their rise and fall , nnd the struggle for the res toration 01 legislative independence , is n his tory of heroic sacrifice and base betrayals ; of revolutionary outbursts and merciless suppiession ; of nighty uprisings on peaceful lines and sudden collapses : of poverty , perseverance - severance nnd unshaken faith In ultimata success. History docs not afford a parallel for Ireland's centuries of legislative darkness - ness and the struggle for her rights against the overwhelming odds of racial foes and Wealth. A century ago Ireland enjoyed the blessings - ings of a genuine Parliament for a brief pnrioa. For a coalury previous to that time a nondescript Parliament existed. Its llrst ' iuncUon was to aniMil the guarantees of the treaty of Limerick regarding religious lib erty. Roman Catholics , though in Ibo major ity , were excluded from nil participation in the government. From IG'tt to 1782 Iho so- called Parliament was chiclly occupied in confiscating the estates of papists and persecuting with a ferocity worthy of the XSushmon allwhodinnrcd with them in relig ious matters. Nor was thu crusade di rected entirely against members of the Catholic faith. Thousands of Presbyterians wcro obliged to lleo the country , generally nettling hi the American colonies , where au bsequcntlyithQ.fr descendants avenged their wrongs in the war for independence. A Change came ever the spirit of the perse cutors Iu 1770. The revolt of the American colonies convinced them that there was danger in carry Ing class laws too fur. During the succeeding two years all troops ntu- tionott'in lieland were withdrawn to carry on the war against the colonies. The Irish Volunteers sprang into oxistencc. They were mobilized in 1778 when rumors of n French invasion wcro rifo. Composed of tenants and artisans und ofllccrcd by capa ble men , they soon became an effective force for the righting of wronus endured for Dourly .n century. From tills armed and aggressive power sprang tbo Grattan Parlia ment of 1782. 1782."Fran "Fran 'Crude or Thin. " Henry Grattan was the son of a Dublin lawyer and was scarcely US when ho became & leader iu Irish politics. Ho was ono of a group of Irishmen distinguished in the stir ring events of that time. Chief among them were Henry Flood , John Philpot Curran , Theobald Wolf Tone , Robert Emmcr and Captain Nappcr Tandy , Immortalized in "Thu Wearing of the Green. " Grattan was chosen leader of the move ment originating In Parliament und having for Its object tbo removal of odious restric tions imposed by Great Britain upon Irish commerce. By prearranged plan the volun teers appeared upon thu plaza ot College Green , their cannon pointing nt tlio statue of William III of England , and from their muzzles hung placards inscribed , "Free Trade or This. " In the Commons at the amo time G rattan introduced and secured the passiiro of n resolution removing restrictions on trade. The movement did not end thero. A variety of reforms' were demanded , and with an armed force to back them they wcro readily granted. Before the close of 1782 all ' obnoxious laws \yoro repealed and a eon- " stlt'utlon acknowledging the supremacy l5' the Irish parliament in Irish affairs was proclaimed. hhort f.lvod. "Grattnn's Parliament , " under the prov sure of armed force , enjoyo.l greater powers than are conceded by tno present homo rule measure. It was free to act on questions of tariff , foreign tro.itirs anil all relations with foreign powers , "Iiulanil , " said Gratlnn , "Is now for the llrst time in her parlia mentary history n nation. " In ten years commerce , land values and the rate of wages doubled , so great was the Impetus given national energies. The Parliament and Ireland's prosperity was short lived , Tlio Commons was com posed of ! ! 00 members , of whom one-third wan elected by thu people , the remainder being the nominees of seats controlled by land owners and placemen. After Iho year 171)3 ) tbo indifference of Parliament to tlio welfare of the country bec.'uno BO scandalous that a cry for reform arose. Ono bill for the partial removal of dis [ abilities from the Catholics was paused , but when Gratlan Introduced 'another for full Cathollo emancipation it was killed. Henry Flood was eloquent In his advocacy of reform of the franchise , but coiilo 7 nothing with the House. The volunteers wanted to make a great demonstration under nriiii , bill their lender , the Earl Cnarlemont , wenkcncd at Iho last moment. The country nl omo lost cunlldence In the volunteers and bofure long thuv were disbanded. The As sociation of United Irishmen was then formed in Ulster with the object of uniting all creeds and classes for electoral reform. Hill lliuobstlimcy of thu Parliament wearied the Uultcd Irishmen , thnlr organization lapsed into a conspiracy for the creation of an IrUh republic and two of their leaders , 'IheobaUt Wolfe TOIIO and Lord tidward Fitzgerald , a son of the duke of Lemsier , negotiated with thu French directory for military aid , They wi'rc betrayed ; Wolto Tone died In jail and Fitzgerald In combat whlln resisting arrest , 1 Jluvlni ; to Duntriiatlon , Meanwhile. Parliament plunged headlong to destruction , its speed accelerated by the baleful Influence of uueulont viceroys Lord Cormvallls and ihu curl of Carlmmpton. "CiiBtlo" bills were rnll-oadcd through and coercion acts und all sorts of measures Inim ical to national welfare took prcccdonco ever , honest legislation until at last Gmttun , FloodCurran and others of the patriotic band of lTb2 walked out of tliu chamber , souioof tht'iu nwvor to return. 1 hey fonsuw the end , which came in f&UO. Thu dismal failure and bloody ending of the "uprising" of 1718 * , in which the hero , Emmet , lost his life , demonstrated tlui hopelessness of the struggle ngnlnst the corrupt influences then entrant-lied In power.The spirit of the lo , goaded fpr a moment into mad lusur- 311 , " writes Justin McCarthy , " uras brushed by niorvllrhs letallatlon , Blood hud done one-naif the government's work ; it tvf > a now left Tor bribery to accomplish the other. < Ml that was nuccssar.v was to obtain a t'overumuut majority Iu the Irish Pa lila ment. That majority was to bo obtained , llko ny other useful commodity ! by purchase. " In the January of 1800 the Irfsn Parliament mot for the last time for nearly a century. Its assembling founil the government con fident of Victory , the opposition desperate and despairing. Most leaders of ' 82 nnd ' 03 were dead or In prison. Men In pub lic llfo who opposed the union were dlsmlsied. Bribes wcro oconly offered for votes nnd power peddled among these whoso greed for gain was known to the government. AH effort" ! to defeat - feat or dolny the destruction of Parliament were of no avail. Even the eloquence of Grattnn , who wa * brought from his sick bed to plead against Ireland's dishonor , did not affect "tho hardened hearts or charm the deafened cars of the purchased senate of Cornwallls nnd Cnstlom.igh. " The resolu tions favoring the union , wcro carried by successive majorities , and on May SO the bill banal on tlio resolutions was pnssod. So ended the G rattan Parliament after nn existence ot eighteen years. What Homo Itule Mean * . The homo rule bill of 1893 provides for a legislature , not a parliament , for Ireland , nnd Its powers nnd privileges differ substan tially from that of "Ornttan's Parliament. " The bill Introduced by Premier Gladstone nt 1 o'clock on the morning of February 18 , 18U3.ordams that "thero shall bo established In Ireland a legislature consisting of her majesty , the queen , nnd two nouses a legis lative council nnd n legislative assembly. " Brlolly. its power is restricted to the male- Ing of lows for the peace , order nnd good goVormnont of Ireland. It is prohibited from making laws with respect to the crown or tno succession to the crown ; the making of peuco or war : the naval or military forces or the defense of the realm ; treaties , treason or felony , alienage or naturalization' , trade with any pjaeouutof Ireland ; quarantine or navigation , except in respect to inland witors ; local health or harbor regulations ; beacons , lighthouses or sea works , except so far as may bo consistent with any general act of Parliament ; coinage , legal tender , weights and measures , trade marks , copy right or patent rights. Any law embodying these subjects Is declared void. Uollsluus Liberty. The making of any law respecting "tho establishment or endowment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof , of 1m- uostug any disability or conferring any priv ilege on account of rellgous belief , or abro gating or prejudicially affecting the right to establish or maintain any place of denom inational'education or any denominational institute or charity , " is expressly prohib ited. The section covering this Important restriction is very complete nnd more effective - ivo than the constitutions of many slates in the union. The executive power of Ireland is vested in the queen and may bo exercised by Iho lord lieutenant , who may summon , prorogue or dissolve Parliament. He is to oo assisted by an oxocutlvo committee of the privy council of Ireland , appointed by .the queen. Tbo vote power is to be exorcised on the nd- vice of the oxecultvo committee. This com- mlttco Is to be n body similar to the British cabinet , selected from members of the ma jority party in the assembly. Meuibonhlp mid Qualification * . The council or upper house of tbo Irish Parliament consists of forty eight members. The full term is elsht years , one-half retiring - ing every four years. Its existence is not affected by thu dlsolutlon of the lowot * houso. A properly qualification Is imposed on electors - tors of councilors , thus restricting the suf frage. A voter must bo the owner or occu pier of land of the ratable value of 20. Suf frage'ior assembly men is on the present basis. Tbo latter body is composed of 103 members. An important feature of the law is Iho remedy for provenling a deadlock bo- Iweon thotwo houses. It is provided in event of disagreement , when any measure is passed by Iho popular body and rejected by the upper house , it may bo again adopted by the popular body al Iho expiration of tvo years , and if negatived a second time , then the measure shall ba submitted to a vote of the members of both houses sitting in joint session. A vote of a majority of the mem bers present and voting shall decide. An existing suffrage evil is remedied by Iho bill. Under Iho property qualitlalon ! now in vogue a man may vote In every elec toral division In which ho holds property. An active political , landlord was enabled during general oloc t ions to vote m a-largo number of constituencies. The plan of homo rule is ono man ono vote. Tux'nlloii mill Appropriations. All measures appropriating money must originate in the lower house , and must bo approved by Iho lord lieutenant and execu tive commilloo , t c. , Iho Irish cabinet. The division of Iho ilnances of Ireland is complex nnd uoi very satisfactory. AU'taxesexcept- ing customs duties and excise and postage , are to bo imposed and collected by the Irish Parliament , tho. excepted ' taxes to bo col lected by nnd paid in lo Iho treasury of the United Kingdom. An allowance is to bo made by Iho British treasury out of tho. in come tax receipts for the Ii'ish treasury. There is also created a consolidated fund into which Ireland's contributions to the imperial treasury , consisting of customs duties , ex cise and church property fund , shall bo paid , out of which the expenses of courts nnd judges and the constabulary are to bo paid. Control of the courts und constabulary re mains in the Imperial Parliament for six : yours af ten the passage of the act , after which they are accountable lo the Irish legislature. Appeal from Iho Irish courls to the House of Lords is changed to make the appeal di rect to the queen In council. Legislation regarding land is prohibited until three years after the passage of tbo act. act.Annual Annual sessions of the legislature shall bo hold. Existing laws remain in force pond ing action of the legislature. The representation of Ireland in the Im perial Parliament Is reduced to eighty , with unrestricted privileges. Origin ur Homo llule. It is nearly olght years slnco Gladstone publicly expressed his conversion to the principles of homo rulo. "Tho resources of civilization as ho tersely named obstruc tion , "combined with an almost solid Irish party under Iho leadership of Charles Slow- art Parnell. were mighty factors in convert ing former advocates of coercion and prison faro into staunch friends. In former strug gles England's dlfllculty was Ireland's oppor i tunity. In tbo later contest political unity made opportunities and forced opponents to HHcrillco opinions and party policies on the altar of political expediency. With the collapse of Iho Fenian movement ' | in 1807 came years of distress , of rack rent ing and eviction. In 1870 the Protestant conservatives hold a meeting in Dublin to consider the political condition of Ireland. The existing state of affairs was discourag ing , and it was manifest Dial some dcgieo of self-government was -jocossary to perma ! nently eradicate intermittent rebellion , lit was determined to Inaugurate a movement on constitutional lines ami strive to attain some measure of natlonr.l independence. InA declaration to the effect "thai Iho establish ment of an Irish Parliament with full con trol over our domestic affairs was the only remedy for the evils of Ireland" was made , and Mr. Isuao Butt bccamo the champion of Iho movement. Mr. Bull was then a man of Kt , a lawyer and politician , cool , skillful Ifd brilliant. The movement spread rapidly in Ireland , but received no encouragement Inn SI. Stephens. Al thu general election in 1874 the party returned sixty homo rule members lo Parliament. It then became ap parent that the homo rule party was des tined to play a conspicuous part In British legislation. rarnrll on tliu Scene. After tbo election of 1874 u vacancy oc curred anu a youag Irish landlord , of whom little was known , came forward to contest the seat as n home rule candidate. The then unknown was Charles Stewart Parnell. .ignliig . was entirely now to Mr. Par- neil , und it is not to bo wondered at that dur ing his llrst public address ho broke down and made so poor un impression that uefeat followed. The following ycarbo stood again and was elected. Justin McCarthy tells that Mr , Parnell's presence animated the home rulers with a ircsh and unoxk | > otod IU- tivity. Under the leadership of Mr , Butt Irish members confined lliuir labors to legis lation affecting Irish affairs. Acting on Isho belief that inaction in affairs ro'atin ' - lo other parts of the empire would secure the favor of British mem bers , the homo rulers accomplished nothing ami almost dropped Into oollvion. Mr. Purncll did not believe In "masterly Inactivity activity , " and by degrees Impressed the members that success could bo had only by vigorous legislative lighting. Ho urged action on all lutunurc * pending , ua matter ; wlmt section of the omplru was affuctoJ. Meanwhile , ho had mastered parliamentary rules as well at tbo rule of thu Commons. In 1S77 ho Iniuignrntcd the policy of obstruc tion , which not only forced recognition Of the homo rulers , but Tllnlly changed the current of legislation , nnd made the policy fnmoUs In legislative annals. "Tho young Irish squire of English education and American descent , " an tno Pall Mnll pictured him , be came n conspicuous nnd dreaded figure in Parliament. Mr. Butt did not apnrovo of the obstructive tactics and retired from the homo rule leadership during that stormy period. The T.nml J.oiiBUO Movement. The land league movement started by Michael Davltt In 1870 gave Irish organiza tions , nnd necessarily the homo rule move ment , n tremendous Impetus. The follow Ing year saw Parnell nt the head of the homo rulers. Lord Boaennsfleld was tnen In power. ( In March , 1880 , ho issued a political manifesto directed against the homo rule movement , which ho characterized as "scarcely less disastrous than postllonco or famine. " The homo rulers Issued n counter manifesto , calling upon , Irish voters to help lllng ) ] [ t.ho lories from power. The result of till election was a joint triumph for the homo rulers nnd the liberal party. The sym pathies of the former leaned toward the liberals , but as tno Irish vote was not necessary to keep the liberals In power , no good came of the qunsi-alllauco. noOn the contrary the policy of the tory prede cessors was continued to harsher extremes. Evictions doubled in thrco years and the country ! was In a state bordering on anarchy. This condition , throuch Land league 'agita tion nnd effective resistance , was partly mitigated by n land law. A coercion measure followed in 1831 , supplemented with furious assaults ! on the homo rulers by Gladstone and Bright. On ] this measuro. the now famous obstructive tactics were carried on by the dauntless follower * of Parnell nnd the house kept in continuous session for two days nnd nights. In the midst of the tumult the announcement was matlo that Mlchaul Davltt was arrested and ImprUoncd , which was greeted with wild applause by the WfGl Gladstonlans. Dofore a vote was finally haw ovcry member of the homo rule party was : suspended on Gladstone's motion and escorted out of tbo chamber by the sargoant- at-arms. * lluimod In Kllin.ilnlmm. In October , 1881 , Gladstone delivered an address at Leeds on Irish affairs. In which lie singled out Mr. Paruell fo.r a violent per sonal attack. It was designed and timed to provolto n personal rejoinder , and It did not fall In Its object. Mr. Parnell responded n week later with a vehement assault on the prime minister. Gladstone was irritated be cause the land act was not cordially received In Ireland. It did not meet the approval of the Land league and so far from being u remedial measure it proved a dismal failure. But additional provocation was deemed nec essary for the coup d'etat contemplated by the government. The duel of words fur nished the excuse for the wholesale arrests of homo rulers on the 13th of October , 1S31. ! \ r. Pornell und eight prominent fol lowers were arrested in rapid suc cession and jailed. In the most rigorous of tory governments , including Bal- four's reign of terror , such a sweeping im prisonment of political opponents ; was not equaled. The two islands wcro astounded , while the government , with the exception of tbo advanced radicals , gleefully chuckled over the successful execution of the plan. The imprisonment of the leaders was fol lowed by arrests of ofllcors of the Land league and tno suppression of nationalist newspapers. The evident purpose of the government was to suppress all organized opposition in Ireland. Temporary success was achieved , but instead of open agitation secret organizations sprang up. The out rageous alien laws provoked agrarian crime , which became so widespread during 18S3 as to appall the government and demonstrate that u people made desperate by oppression were capable of effective resistance. A Truoo. Six months'imprlsonmont of the homo rule leaders apparently satislicd the government. No practical good resulted from their de tention. Accordingly In April , 1833 , Mr. Parnoll was released , followed shortly by the release ot the remainder. Various cir cumstances surrounding this action gave rise to wha } , is known as the ICilmninhum treaty. There was no ground for 'too report ttiat an agreement had been mad'o bqtwcen Gladstone and Parnoll. It was "soonman ! iS . ' fest , however , that tbo government had changed front ; that it was convinced that a policy of coercion was a barren ideality as a means for the pacification of Ireland. Being convinced , it was natural that the rcicaso of the imprisoned members should follow. This was the turning point in Gladstone's Irish policy. It murks the beginning of his conversion to thu principles of legislative in dependence which ho tins since championed with all his strength. True , the olive branch was not immediately oxtendcdto Ire- land. Agitation ceased so far as thb.Jcadcrs wcro coucorticd. They sought to calm , the people and discountenanced crime and reck lessness. Dut considerable time elapsed be fore irregular warfare and outrage were ro- pressed. At no time durintr ' the onsutng two years did they show any 'great regard for liberal promises of fair play. lIucImiliiK of the Ind. The government collapsed in Juno , 1895 , and was succeeded by the Salisbury cabinet , which in turn fell the following January. Gladstone again took up the reins. It1 was generally understood that his views on 'tho Irish question had boon greatly extended. This fact was shown in the selection of J.a friendly viceroy for Ireland , nnd iven a practical and historical demonstration by > the introduction of the tlrst homo rule bill on April 8 , 1880. The fate of the measure isle well us the subsequent six years of tory rule and roorcaslon , are rccont and familiar his tory. Primarily , the honor for having blazed the pathway to Irish legislative" inde pendence is justly duo the la to Charles Stewart-Famuli. His Indomitable will , his marvelous skill as a tactician nnd ready de bater , supported by as loyal nnd brainy baud of inon as ever rallied 'round freedom's standard , brought British parties face to face with * 'a condition , not a theory. " The homo rulers hold the balance , of power , and heroin , apart from the justice of their cause , lay the secret of their success. But tlio crowning honor was reserved for William Ewart Gladstone. The spectacle of this great man the master mind of our time , venerable in years and blessed with mental and physical vigor to an amazing doijrco , battling night after night with wily and mttllclous opponents , holding in lirm grasp , idr. scant party majority , suppressing by over \ powering will factious in the lib- oral ranks Is ono calculated bto Inspire the affection and admiration of nil friends of human progress , The struggle has been a remarkable ono and n sovuro strain on men not half the ago of ihu roe mier. The marvel of it Is that after an ox- hausting struggle , tosiim ; the endurance of strong men , ho closed the battle with the force , eloquence ntul vivacity which marked his earlier triumphs. Ho has amazed friends and confounded his foes by his skill , adroit ness and logic , and overwhelmed opposition by his thorough knowledge of parliamentary arts. No convert over slioweil greater/eal iu a just cause , and it is eminently1 lilting that the capalieaf of his wonderful career should bo a peace offering to an oppressed people nnd a jewel on the crown of liberty. T. J , t\ There .aro three things worth saving time , trouBle and money and Do Will's Little Kurly Risers will nave thorn for you , These little pills will save you time , us they uot promptly. They will save you trouble , as they ci ; use no pain. They will save you mouoy , as they oconomuo dooor ' bills. $7.31 for a $12.00 dinner bet Monday at Gutch & Luunmn'a. Trapeze performance twice Courtlnnil. The following marriage licenses > vt ro issued sued yesterday : Nninonnd Address. Ago , I Wllllnni Klinolil , Omaha . B4 1 Mlnnlo Koopman , Uiuitha . 1H I Andruw M. llouiluraou , Omalia. , . , . . . , US ) Minn Slater , Omuhu 21 I I'rud K.l'arker. Oiimlm , . , , . . , . 20 1 Kfllo J. IhivU. Onmhii. . . . . . . . ! _ . 17 t J nines M.Iarlf on , Uiimha , , . . , . . . , . 20 | Kvulyno I ) . Jordan , Umuha. , . . . . . . . . . 21 Lord Coloridgu writes ; "Send mo fifteen doi'm Cook's Kxtru Dry Imperial , Wino. cnI tried it while hero und llnd It superior. * ' Leuvonmurlc dives twice today ; balloon up twice. Cdurtlund. $32.50 for $113.00 Huviland CJilna nor but Monday. Gatoh & AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA Discussion of Stock Men ofl.JProbablo . Futures en Corn on A ] Hogs. ANOTHER GASOLINE STpVE EXPLOSION Plenty of KxcltemcnUbtijtnVerjr I.lttloUnm- nge Toucher * for tlijijkiinulnc | Term Announced .tToiitupf tlio liar In tlia Miiglfli City. Two well known stock men and a farmer were talking futures on corn nnd cattle yes terday morning and their remarks bccamo so interesting that qulto n group of stockmen gathered about them in the Exchange bulleting - ing to listen. "I sco that May corr is quoted now at10 cents , " said Colonel Savage - ago "and I'll bet a 4-year-old atcer that by May , corn will bo selling for nearer CO cents than it will 40. I have just raado n trip thrbugh the corn belt of this central west country , extending from Illinois to western Kansas nud western Nebraska. All along the railroads through the country where I have traveled ttio corn crop is going to bo short. In places the corn will not run ten bushels to the acre , und where the pros pects are the brightest tno yield will not run over thirty-five to forty bushols. 1 know what J am talking about when I say that the corn crop in Illinois , Iowa and Kansas is n failure this year. Now then , on top of this fact . I have observed that there Is very little old corn in the cribs right now , so what on earth is there td prwcnt a big rlso in corn und cattle insldo of the next twelve months ] I toll you , gentlemen , it is bound to como if supply and demand cut iiny llguro with the markets , and ovcry ono except a packer claims that supply und demand control prices. "Now Is the time for the farmer to feed , providing ho happens to have the corn to do it. His neighbor hasn't got any nnd his neighbor isn't going to buy corn to fatten his stoeir. Ho will rough them through the winter tlrst , and I say the man who is lucky enough to have corn and feeds his cattle this fall is the man who will uomo out winner. Fat cattle , in my prediction , will bring a fancy price this wmteivund I am also conil- dent that before many months roll around the price of corn will go up several notches. " The farmer agreed with the colonel nnd that inasmuch as the crop of hay "was con siderably short there would bo au advance in this market also. Anotltnr GnnnUnu llliixr. Another domestic had a sensational expe rience yesterday afternoon by trying to fill a gasoline steve while It was burning. The girl was frightened so badly that the sight of a gasoline slovo makes her hair stand. She also succeeded iu scaring Iho other members of the household out of a night's rest , to say the least. The excitement toolc'placoallho ' residence of Mr. S. W. Francis , 020 Twenty-second street , about 3 o'clock hi the afternoon. The hired girl was working nb'6ut the steve out in the kitchen jvhen 'sbb discovered it needed some more oil , arid"she proceeded to 1111 It. Mrs. Francis wWtn an adjoining room and heard A1 " 'healthy whoop from the female out/'in ' the kitchen. Mrs. Francis closed tho'dooV leading out of the kitchen and into Ihe'-'olhor part of Iho house just in time to sav6 flfscrious lire. As it was , the walls and coifHig and the summer door were all that burned.11'Tho ; Jlames were working rapidly to get a Hold but a neighbor who did not lose his head picked UD a garden hose and put out'life lire before the firemen arrived. In tcn-'rhmutcs the entire neighborhood of women and children wcroon the scene and the commdito'h was , great. The firemen cut through Iho ceiling to make sure that no fire had gone tllr&ugh , and this was the extent of the damage.1" Ono loss , however - over , which was a sad one lo Mrs. Francis , was tho'bumlnir ' of'h'er cUharbird' The domestic wasWfowod 'to1Bool oft' % 'rid-was then politolyibut'p'dstyely : ( ( Jnform'od ' that she know too little about gasolinb stoves to hold her job. ' tr- " " ' " fur the All the teachers and several members of the school board hold n mooting yesterday afternoon at the High school building to dis cuss the work for. the ensuing term , which opens on Tuesday. Superintendent A , A. .Monroe gave some friendly instructions to th3 teachers and announced their positions us follows : High School- . J. Taylor , principal ; Helen Secley , Ilctllo .Mooro , Hattie M. Wood , Agnes Hoffman , Anna Taylor , Mary Ross , Kate Gregory. Martha Evans , Eliza Gibbs. Mrs. Lillian W. Haid , Luella Erion , Alice Havens , Claire Davis. Ward Schools Jennie A'len , principal ; Marion Thompson. Nora Cox , Elslo Harl- man , Margarcl O'Toole , Mary Reed , Anna Wells , Mary Garrahan , Rebecca Gohon. West Albright Mary Littoll , principal ; Nora Snider. Albright Miss Lizzio Hayes , principal ; Miss Nettie Hunter , Mtaa Minnie Dounls , Miss Enio Sampson. Brown Park MissSadioFinloy , principal ; ' ' Misi Anna Hunter , Jean'n'etto Mullen , Miss Mnry Elgin , Miss Anna Bean. Missouri Avenue Mary Seykoivv , princi pal ; Euireno Chapman. Hall Uopo Hornby , principalMary ; Robo- son , Alice Krion. Music und Special Drawing Emma E. Wood , E. M. .Boll. Substitutes Matio Howe , Blanche Glas gow. A Saacesafiil Social. Fifty coupios sat down to play progress ive high Jive in the Ancient Order of United Workmen hall Friday night and it was 100 of the joliicst people who have mot in social session at this popular lodge room for a long timu. The uarty was given by the Degree of Honor ladies. Miss ICato O'Neill und Charles Madison won first prizes and Mrs. Evans and J , Donohoc the booby prizes , Refreshments wore served and all pro nounced the affair a social success. IMiiclo Ulty Gosulp. Rev. Rosa is homo from u trip to North Bend. The Walker-Vincent grocery stock is being auctioned off. Frank Dennis joined the procession nud has gene to Chlcugn. The dog catcher reports that ho has slaughtered 811 dogs this year. Mrs. Goost joined some friends in Omaha and started for tliu World's fair last even ing , -o i Stella Williams was flhdtl' $3.50 nnd costs In police court for usiaufflng a little neigh bor girl named : Maggie My. Rev. C. N. Dawson'a Jupio Ibis morning is "Religion and Nolsuaafl iu the evening , "Resume of the Year's \jjrk. " A pleasant surprise party was given M , D. Romingcriu honor of Ujibolng thu thirty- eighth anniversary of hls.iOjrih. R. S. McDonnell , n B. 'Si , M. switchman , was thrown from an engiJial-Yiday night and sustained a sprained anlrtefaiid back. Captain J. E. dart rdlurnod homo last evening from a trip to ChKago , Indianapolis , St , LIOUIS and uther pointsiu , the oast. E. MnBrldo and wife und Mrs. G , M. Packard have moved lioro irotn Loinars , Iu. George McBride , their stfrt Ii assistant city engineer. ol li Miss Cora Gosney , wlflMcavos today to teach school nt FactorVfife , Cass county , gave a pleasant party to a1' number of her friends last evening , Walter J. Slate , an employe of the South Omaha Ice company , let.a cake of fro/en water drop on his left' foot Friday and smashed three of Ills toes. Rev , Itoberl L. Wheeler will preach in the morning on "Our lllessingThrough thu Cov enant , " and In thu evening , "Drink Water Out of Your Own Cisterns. " City Attorney Van Dusen has moved Into his now residence on G-Street and last evening - ing gave a house wanning- u > number of friends. II was ono of the most delightful social events of thu season. OnicerVanWie found n bundle of clothing at Twenty-sixth and Q strects Friday night ) \vhlcliwas evidently stolen. In the pack age are iwo shirts , , two pair of pants , a coat , vest and two pair of overalls. The pocltets had bueu emptied , and thuru U ua mark by which thu goods can bo identified. A bar tender In tuat part of town saw two men going through thu pockets of thu clothes COUNSEL TO MEN OF LARGE AFFAIRS. During such a period of financial disturb ance as the present , you find it necessary to concentrate all your talents srnd energies on the management of your affairs. You cannot safely delegate the work to another. At this time , any one else , no matter what his ability , would be unable to successfully conduct ycur business , or protect your invest ments , as well as you can. But there is a chance that you may at any moment be forced thus to turn your affairs over to the management of another namely , in the event of your death. Remember that executors often think more about avoiding risks and protecting themselves than of carrying out the spirit of the testator's views. They generally lack experience in the business they are trying towind up. This inexperience and possible lack of interest may cost 1O or 15 per cent of the value of your estate , or more. You cannot but recognize the truth ot this statement ; nevertheless , you can secure this loss by assuring your life for the amount which , in your judgment , -your executors would , waste in winding up your estate. You can easily , by economizing a little in your . living expenses , pay from your income the premium on a policy forSOOOO or $1OO- OOO , issued by the strongest financial institu tion of its kind in the w.orld The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States , 12O Broadway , New York. ' 'if you then chance to die , your executor will be instantly in the possession of $ SOOOO or $1OO- OOO ot cash in hand , and. ready money -will have a fourfold value if death comes in times like these. On the other hand , if you live , and take your assurance ( for example ) on the 20-year Ton tine Endowment plan , you will yourself reap a rich reward on. the maturity of the policy. The following is an illustration of one out of many such policies maturing in 1893 : EXAMPLE , - Letter from Policy-Holder in- the Equitable. ' , In response to your request that I should give you for publication the results of Policy No. 81,524 , which matured June ad , 893 ; I beg to make the following- statement : The policy was for $1,000 , issued twenty years ago , on the Endowment , plan. The amount paid in premiums was $753.60. . Among other options , the following methods of settlement are now offered : First Cash surrender value , $1,397.04 ; equal to a return of all the premiums paid , with interest exceeding 6 per cent per annum. Second A paid-up policy oflife assurance for $3,858. , ' Third A life annuity of $112.58. June 2 , 1893. R. J. RILEY. N. B. The writer of the above letter has applied to the Equitable for a new policy for five times the amount of the original policy. , For further illustrations and .particulars , apply to Nebraska department , H. B. STEELY , Manager , Wm. HENK.Y BB.OWH . , Cashier , T. H. FAHMEB , General Agent , BEXEl BUILDINQ , OMAHA. and then run away and leave them. The owner can recover his property by calling at the police station. Rov. Father Morlarity was yesterday re minded that ho was ! W years of ago. and In honor of the event ho. was prcsenled with a substantial business desk by tlio Young Ladies Sodality of St. Agnes church. Four l > oys were going around with a $03 check slgnea by the Cuaahy company trying to got it cashed Friday night. I'ostmastor Glasgow got hold of it und kept it. The check was u worthless ono anu was de stroyed. Mrs. Bridget Foenoy was arrested last night on complaint her nblghbor , Mrs. Hickey , who uharges'hor with using loud und obscene languagu on the streets. Doth parties llvo in the vicinity of Thirty-first and R streets. .T. Armstrong's 0-year-old child was run down by ft Delivery wnjron ut Twenty-fourth and O 'tUrectH last evening and painfully injured. The driver of the wagon is said to belong in Omaha , but as ho did not stop his identity was not developed. Mr. ami Mrs , Davis nnd Mrs. Nellie Ualrd nro the gun-it1 * of T , F. Elliott and family. The visitors , accomp.inieu by Miss Swiss Elliott , will leave this overling for Indianap olis to attend the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. The llohoininns of South Omaha will nsr the Hoard of Education at its next mooting to allow them the use of the High school building on SaturJuy and Sunday of each \vcckfortho purposoot holding wuhool and teaching the children of their nationality the Kngllsh language. John Foif.vrty , n character who has been before Judge Fowler a number of times , was up again yesterday morning for crtMllng a row in n divoon Railroad avemio. Ifo was given tils choice between going to Jail for aiJctydnysor leaving the city insldu of an hour 832.50 rot$05.00 Ifavilnnil China din ner sot.iMonduy. Gutch & Lauinuii. U Pete nin.'oiawho ; ( was stubbed at Flf- touuthkiid JXtvcniuirt streets , U lying at the 1'rosbytorian hospital In a precarious con dition. InlUmmation of the brain has sot in and Dr. Tovrno gives it as his bollof that ro- covury is almost iinposslDle. Friday night the attending physicians per } formed an operation and discovered that the Drain was Dadly Inflamed. It was then an nounced thai the patient could not llvo. Yes terday forenoon Sergo.int Un/o of the detec tive force took an interpreter to the hospital and endeavored to got lilaccia to make an anti-mortom statement. The patiunt was unconscious and it was impossible to gut the ( ioslrcd statement. Clckatts aft. ami eve Courtland. ( /'nlirort Toilny , At Haiiscoin park this afternoon the Second Infantry band , under direction of Prof.Viodomoyor , will render this program : March -Itlflo Itu lniont. . . . . . .Soinn I'raynr from SloiiK In Ksypt . Kossliil HomliiUcuncu < i of Muyci- | > - . , , | , HulnlcUo Concert wulUoi-Uailnu Tii | < ui. . . . . . . Overturn J < o Oalluli d ll.indud. , , . .Boynhlleu Duolt lirbciHiil'atcb Williams ( Jornot iSolo.Sp.inUli uiiniadu , , . . . .ICIIi.'iihurg .Mr. Tinvxin. March Uhaninterlitliiue Tliu Advance and Itotruutof tliu HalVHtloii Army . . .Urth IVIKKMIrtSION. Selection Ojjur.i , I1'atist Oimnoil ( Jraiid I'lilpourrl A Night In llerlln.lluiiniHii Modliiy-llrlc-ii-llriiu ! . . . , .Ml-und Nalioiul air Amuilca 5 > ; i2.f)0 tw $115.00 Haviland China dm- nur got Motday ] , Gatch iSc-Luumun. Louvunnmrk aft. ami uvo Courtland. icuit'ii iiiuinuir. ST. Louis , Sept. 2. This morning the badly decomposed body of a man was found in Forest Dark , There was n hole In the man's head and In the right hand was n II- callbcr revolver , while In the left hand Itbo held one of ! i2 calibre. The body was well dressed nnd appeared to bo that of a man < about -J years old. It Is believed to he abe case of aulvidii , and the bydy is thought to bo that of tiao John R. Hovering. Big dlnnor sot sale/ Monday , Gateh & Lunumn , 1514 Fai'iiam : Blokotta uU. nnd eve Courtlaud. . . . -.I . . .I l-.l i II III , I , I H I . . - . . Illf Continental Clothing House Department. Great special sale this week ot Boys1 Fall Suits at Panic Prices. 2000 boys' short pant suits at about 50c on the dollar of regular re tail price , Handsome medium colored cheviot suits , absolutely all wool , cut double-breasted , size up to 15 years , at $3.75 , regular $6 suits. At Over 1500 suits rep resented by these prices All new fresh goods in fall and winter weights just opened for this sale. ' 200 black worsted single - breasted suits , ag.es 4 to 12 , to close , at this sale at $1.75 each , regular $4,00 suits , ' ill Orders Promptly Filled , DOCTOR Searles & Searles PHYSICIANS SURGES Specialists \V Cliro "AT-Utltll , ml UIHC.V.r.S OK TIM : .vosu , TIIICOAT , uiiKir , nro.MAOii , IK\VKI.Sauil J.IVKII , JlliiMAn.SMUyN- ( : I'lil'SIA. III.OIH ) , hKI.V Hint KIDMCV DUvuivi , I'KllAf.i : U ISAKNKnSl.h , l.llh'f .MAN- llHl ) ( llltil ; ) , null till fiii-nimif WEAK MEKT JIYDHOCKhK ANIJ . VAHIOOOKI.K iHiriiiaii illy unil Hiii'Vi'Miliilly cun.tl M-nliuil now uml uiifallluj riti : \ r.uiNr ; UV M\ll. u > | ir < iUty , I'lr.KS. l-'ISTUf-A , KISSUItK , iioriiiaiioinly cuiml wllliunt . llin uu'j ( knlto. HIT ituru or ciuitlc. All ni.-iUilu | ol a iirlralu ur dullc-ito nature , ot UJu < r ux , nuvUlvuly cured Cull on ur mill ret , wltli ntaiup , lor Clreul irn. Krao Iloulc , Uruli > o utul tiympium lllunkit , Dr. Searles & Searles , 11H Oinulia .Smith , 15th rli- > it , Count Campau has joined the Wilkesbarra club for the balance of the keason , and dur ing thu winter expects to accept a clerical position with the Now Orleuiu JocUey club.