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ESTABLISHED JUiNE 10 , 187J. OMAHA , FRIDAY MORNING , MAHCll 4 , 1 SOS-TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY "FIVE CENTS. IF WE SHOULD CO TO WAR Tlain Facts tilt Would Ehapa Its Coarse and Results. oCME SPECULATIONS AS TO COST ln nil OM < r lliinii li > Our Tureen rcM-.Niirj Illoi-kiiillnur Culm l'rOHlfl > ll I * ItCMIlltM Itltll U Hill Atlnulifil. TaVlng for Its text , "If We Should Go to ftVar , " the New York Sun discusses plans anil prospects as followu : j In case of a war between the United States and Spain the Island of Cuba would' ' ho freed from Spanish rule much more easily j than Is generally Imagined. This country wculd not need to end a large army to the Island to fight the Sianlnrds In the Held. Neither would It need to bombard Ha\ana nor attatk It In any other way. Perhaps the war would end , as far ns Cuba IR con cerned , without the Americans firing a sln- K'o ' ahot cither by land or sea Though tht se Htatements may at first appear astonishing , they are merely the logical conclusion to be derived from knowledge of the real state of affairs In the ptrugKlIng Island. Tim Spnn'ards , with an army of 150,000 men , ot which not 10,000 arc regular troopa , all that Is left of the200 01)0 ) soldiers sent from Spain since 183" > and decimated by bat tle and slckncsn , control only the stnports nnd the stiongly fortified towns In the In- tcilor. The countrv frtm east to wcet Is in the hands of the inourgciu1 The easten part of the Island Including Santiago do Cuba and Puerto Principe IK held by the Cuban Generals Callxto Garcia , Jesus , Rabi and Lope Ilcclo Loynaz There the Cubans are stronger tlinn In nny other section of the Island. They la\e ) In these two pro\- luces 20,000 men at least , armed and with plenty of ammunition. There they hold the .Spanish columns In ccnstanl check and the recent defeats of General Pando In Santiago < lo Cuba , nt the entrance of Canto river , and ot General Mmcnc ? rastellinos it Li FHper- a.iza , almost within sight ot Puerto Principe City , show rmcHshely what the power of the Cub in' Is In the east The central pirt of the Islind , that Is to nay. the province of Santn Clara , Is con- trcllcd by General Maximo Como7 ! The Cuban commnnder-ln-chlef his at least 30,000 men there under hl orders , with Gen- oials Cairlllo , Monteaguda , Ah ore/ and sev eral othtifi as subordinate tommandcn , wnmu : iNstmanxis Ann wnAicnsr There are about 5 000 Insurgents In the proxlnccs of Matanzas and Hava'na This Is whiro the fulnns arc weakest , the Spanish fortified towns being nearer to one another nnd the Spanish army more numerous lint , nc\crthe'e ' s , they ha\o strength enough to Itccp up aery lively guerrllH wirfaie. i aiding almost dally the most Important 1o\ns and making dishing attacks on the outskirts of > ! la\ana City Itself The reient death of their plutky leader , General Aran- giiren , has not abated tholr ardor General Ilotincourt , General Alejindio Uodrlgur-7 , General Rafael do Cardems and Colonels Divalos , Cell 170 nnd others ire tutting out n great deal of work every dav for the Spanish and the guerrillas In Ha\ana and Jlatanras provinces Plnar del Illo province , the western ex tremity , Is a Cuban stronghold. The Cubans there are as strong as In Santa Clar.i and Isold the long and Impregnable rhaln of mountains extending through the province. They do not allow the Spaniards to get out of their towns Generals Dclgido and Ducasl nr the principal Cuban leaders In that province. The result of this situation 1 * that th < - Spnnlards cannot exist on the products of the country In any part of the Island The coun try near the towns was laid waste by Gen- < -al Weyler and the gaunt specter of famine BiMUs nil over Cuba. The extermination of tU ( .t 'eable Inhabitants by hunger Is go- Inp on rapUly. All these facts are too'no torious to be denied at this time The re- conccntrados , or noncombatants , starve and ale by thoubands only bccausa the country on which they exclusively depend Is not producing fcod. The Insurgents keep ? onci of cultivation of their own , where they raise vegetables and store their cattle , but they do not dlNlde their provisions with the noncombatants - combatants , nor do they allow vegetables to be raised or cattle kept by anyone but them selves , because It Is their policy to prevent the Spanish army from obtaining any kind of resources In the country. DKPCNDnNT ON IMPORTS. The Spanish army , therefore , exclusively depends upon the provlslctia imported from abroad. Hlce , beans and Hour they receive from Spain. Stc t for the Inhabitants of the seaports tjiey obtain from Mexico and "Florida. The lf7D > GO Spaniards under arms exclusively depend upon steamers loaded vvlth provisions from abroad that enter the Cuban ports Not potato comes Into the city of Ha vana Irom the comtry. The milk Is almost nil condensed and Imported from the United States nggs and vegetables arc from Flor ida. And what U' etlll more Important , on account of the great financial distress In Havana , the Importing merchants do not keen a large.stock of provisions If the " " Imports aic stopped the r < itlre supply of food In Havanu will be exhausted by the 00,000 Inhabitants of the city In less than fi week. Suppose now that war Is ueclnred one of these tliya. The United States In tnat case lian only to blockade the peaporti uf Tubi to stiirve out the whole Spanlwh army , urnl that without landing a single mm on the Island , The Spaniards will simply be com- .polled to surrender bttauae of the Inck ot food To provu t the possibility that they mlht make a dccpcrate effort Inland to overpower the lisurgents and get their vegetables anl tithif provisions , Rimcthlng might be done easily , quickly and at once. There are imny trnporlfl of toiie ) Impoitance In Cuba abso lutely defmccle-ss from the sea side. Oirde jins , for livtamc-e. In the provnce ot Matan- 7ds on the tiorthein c < wt u one of then. Cardenas wo takui In W by the losur- cent Narclso I.ope ? with a handful of Ameii- oara on board n email merchant vesul Since then no fort capable of resisting a ran- on nhot has been built there The Americans OKI hold Cardenas and from there commui.l- cite with the Insurgents In the country In A abort time the whole Cuban army may bo rwcll armed by them and secure some cannon < o atiuck the Inland towns. If without such munition * and with the Immense rlak and difficulties they Incur In becurlng scanty eupplles from the feeble filibustering e > x- pHlltlons they not only hold their own against Spain , but actually Imprison tilt Spaniards In Ihetr forts and cities. It U ob > lous that , posu'tslng war appliances which nvlll place them. In this respect , on the same footing as the Spankmls themuelves they TV 111 exterminate all the Spanish columns daring to leave their fortified places am eventually Invest them In < hu prlnclpa cities. cities.GIVE GIVE TUB Jt'NTA EUIOW ROOM. With a single dynamite gun of small call brr mid with the 3,000 or 4,000 rllles re ceived by him from several small expedi tions eent from the United Slates , Genera Garcia has driven the Siwnlardp from the greater part of the province of Santiago de Cuba. ' i H ! u a fact , which even Spanish diplomacy i111 not dare to deny , that If , Utsteud o JiamperltiB the Cubans In the United Stei" In their work of sending expeditions to the ! brethren : If , Instead of prosecuting them In co draatic a manner HI was done during the administration ot Mr. Cleveland ; If , In dead of keeping , at enormous cost < o thl country the American navy and the nnllcc watching the Cuban Junta und Its agents ( hn Cubanu here had been unmolested , the roraihlllty which row confronts us ot an International war would not exls' The Cu liana , with no more than 40,000 iren In th field , and vvlth all ( he odds acalnxt them have proved In three years that they nr Biore than H match for Spain. With a rrg ; < UUr and arnpl tupply ol w r material they can free their Island without any other help from abroad. In a war between Spain ant ] , the United StateIt Is beyond doubt that the whole Cuban army would be-on the American side. There U no doubt , either , tba' we would give them all the rifles , cartridges and can non they need. They would then take care of the land operations , We would only need to bloekade the Spaniards by sea and let them starve. Of tonne , the Spaniards would make an attempt with their navy to break that block ade. Tne contest would then be only a naval one Dut with their capital only eighty miles from Key West and sixty from Dry Tortugas , which would probably bo the . center of our naval operations , is it teasuii- | able to suppose that the Spaniards could relieve lievo Havara elthei by f lalth or by force ? In a few days the proud Spanish stronghold , with Its Cabana fortress and its Morro castle , with Us mined bay and lit ) famous torpe does , would be at our meuy and not very much blood would be shed , CONSIDERING THE COST. Tne New York Hetald goes Into the ques tion of cc.it with ccnslderable detail i.ud pro duces some Interesting figures. Hero are u lew , the product of military experts : It would cost the United States $200,000- 000 to.go to wat with Spain , and $100,000- 000 to maintain the war six mun ( is. It would cost Spiln a thousand million pestas , a pe < ! u equals about twenty cents to go to war with the United States and fifteen hun dred million rcstas to maintain the vvai ii\ ( 1 morths Thcte ate conservative estimates , made | ' , aftev talking with those In a position to beat Judge the cost of u conflict between the two countries. At best the istlmates of the i i cost of a war must be In the most gcncml j i i terms , as all depends upon the scale of pre paration , the aggrci fllvcne = s of the contend-1 Ing parties , awT the particular theater ot war whether on land w water. And yat the es < U'iitUI reqiiliements In waging wur are readily determine 1 by those familiar with mlll'ary science , and with this goes the ex perience of our labt war , which cost the stu pendous sum of $1,000 000,000 Theio are veterans In the public fcrvlcc here , such as General Haw ley , chairman of the senate committee on mlltary affairs ; Sonstcv Morrlll , who flamed the Morrlll tar- i Iff , whlth cave the vlntws of war In 1SG1 , I < ib well as many army and navy buteau I chiefs skilled lu the detailed coot of ordnance - j | nance , equipment , transportation , quarter- j 4 masters' "iipi llea and the commli sarkitvfio 1 know the cc.it ot war In all Its forms. They . re naturally loith to discuss an hypothesis ] of coming war , and yet It Is feom men of 'his character tint the basis of these cstl- nitcs are diawn With a view of getting lee the cct from the Spanish standpoint minent Spanish authorities ware consulted COSTLIEST THING IN THE WORLD "War Is the most costly thing in the voild , " said General Haw ley , \eteran both ) f the field and of public life , when asked \liat it would cost us to go to war with ! piln "Hut that 'a about the only certain lenient in It. It Is a cost so eiormous an o be almost beyci d comprehension. Hut vhen It comes to enumerating the Items of cost or to stating In advcace what a given .onllict will cost that cannot be done with my degree of accuracy. In the first place , t depends upon how many men are to bo called into service , and thm the kind ot ervlce they will have to perform With hat much known , the thing to do is to ccu- nilt the liL'ids of the several bureaus of the U'ar and Navy departments Theie is a fixed cost of rations , another cost of equip ment , another of clothing , etc. By leainlng all these separate Items of cost soiie adequa e dea might bo formed of the coat of goln to * ar. but until I knew the number of nun o be brought Into service and the scope of ireparatlcm I would hesitate In making even a lough estimate of cost. U is like ask'tig ' low long Is a piece of string It depends MI that I can say Is that the cost of war s enormous the greatest one Item of cost " tnown General Haw ley mentioned the experience which the last war gave In the measure of cost of war , and many other military au- .hciltles base their Ideas on the practical experience which that confict afforded to our own people. It was a lessoti not only In the assembling ot men and supplies , but In the seat methods to be followed In raising great ums of money for emcrgci.c'es. OUR EXPERIENCE IN 1861. When President Lincoln called on congress for 400,000 men he also inked for $100,000,003 This was at the pate of $1.000 for every muu called Into service. His message to con gress stated also that the sum asked was "le = a than one. twenty-third part of the mouey value owned by men who seemed teady to devote their whole. " This gives another percentage one twenty-third as a basis ot calculating what amount of the wealth of a country should bo summoned to aid in Its defense. Secretary Chase , then at the head of the trcusurv , estimated $320,000,000 as the sum lequlrcd to begin the war. This proved to be short of the requirements. The army ap propriation bill passed by the extra session of congicas after the firing on Sumter car ried $207,000,000. The navy appropriation bill carried $50,000,000. These estimates and ap propriations were made. It must bo remem bered , with no conception what the w ir was to be and with au Idea that at most it would clceo within six months. The first estimates of war art usually under rather than over what the cost proves to be. With thlt > experience at hand simc gen eral Idea can bo had of the ccst of going to war at the pte&cnt time. The circumstances ro. much different and yet this is the only experience of our own In modern wa''urc from which lesions can bo drawn and if anything the elementb of cost are greater now than then. In a war with Spain the conflict would bo essentially different fro-n that between the north and south. In thit Spain and the United States would be fight ing icrr < an ocean Instead of hand to hand In om > country. nSSBNTMLLY A NAVAL WARFUIE This would make It essentially a naval waifare and a war on commerce , anj to that extent the elements of cost would bo different from land warfare Hut vvlth both countries hiving long lines of coast to pro tect , with Cuta as a field of I mil eon'li t , the clement of providing for the cost of land warfare would bo hardly less than that of the marine struggle Prudence would also dictate that the scaleof p-ep ratlon woull take Into account the pauilblllty , even prob ability , ot Spain's forming alliances with J Europeun powers by which her fight.in ; strength on land and sea vvoul' bo laige'.y J augmented With these eonslleratlons existing , the ! cost of going to war with Spain at this i time could not bo estimated far below the ) coat when the first crash of urnis came Ij i IStil There would not be the need of the vait Icud force , at first 400.000 and fast In crteslng , until the armies cxcpdeed the fabled forces of Xerxes , a mlll'on ' men being In tin ) field at one time Hut the mannlig of j ' ships ot war nd nurc-hantmeii , the assem bling1 of hutllclent forces at vulnerable points en our seaboird and borders would 1 lequlro the men drawn from the field In the rough general estimate of cost at the ouUct and for the first PX ! months u consid erable reduction was made from the first t cost In UC1. In order to give a wide inarg u of conservatism In estimates , although It t Is believed the circumstances of a conIIlet with Spain end her allies vvoul J JusttJy an I estimate fully up to the cost ot opening the civil war SPAIN ALREADY ON WAR FOOTING. As to Spain's first ccst In going to war with the United States , It must be borne in : mind that Spain Is now practically on a war ' > ctlne and his * - eee " . "e th ? Oba- : strug gle became fcrkn.s. 1r-c war footing of Spain Is 1M.972 men and th's fov.bg ot [ been reached. It not exceeded. In Cuba alrne , The forces there have fluctuated but I the official figures a vcar ago gave 121.138 J men In Cuba i\ddl-g the reserve fo'ce In Spain and tirte InP'he I'hl'l p'nes and I Puerto Rico , tt-o total is fully up to the war footing of Snaln Tie ) same is true of f Spa'n's ' tiavv , whlch/wls snd has been on a war footing This. .then , would give It the advnntcjre of having Its organization rf war n aitual operation , whrreia the United J : Stairs would be precipitated from a state f. y' peace Into one ol wtr. Doubtless n war footing of Spain capable of dealing with Cuba would have to be very materially en larged In dealing with the United States , but at least It would serve as a nucleus It would save that extraordinary cost of a first start. Up to this time , however , Spain has known no need of a war footing beyond that above given , which , In detail , Is as follows : Infantry muuOIStntT 11,140 Cnvalry 17.1ViHospltal | corps. . 4 * ) Artillery l2.1Cfl | Engineers 11OJ7 | Total 1S3U72 SPAIN'S FIRST COST. While this Is the war footing of Spain , yet provls on has been nude by which , In an cxltaordlnar ) emergency , 1,083,675 men could bo put In the field. This vast num- btr , In a tountr ) having but 17,000,000 pop ulation , is phenomenal In the annals of war fare. It Is not conjectural , however , but .e ' based on enreful estimates made by Spain as to her utmost resource * ; In case of need. It contemplated the establishment of mili tary depots In every Spanish district , and making it the centei of a regimental or- ganl/atloii of iccitilts and reserves. With these "forces to draw from Spain's first ccr-t would be In arming and equip ping those In addition to the force now In Cuba and the Philippines and disposing them in the army and navy. What this cost would be has been roughly estimated by competent authorities at the oiftset at 1- 000,000,000 pesetas The bas'u for the esti mate Ls the cost of the Cuban conflict to the present time The war budget for 1895- % was 140,000,000 pesetas regular and40- 000,000 pesetas extraordinary. This has been mounting up ever since , until the cost of the war up to this time In estimated at $ J80- 000,000 , or $85.000000 a year. With the In creases requisite for a conflict with thu United States , the eost would bo more than double that of holding Cuba , and , by a mcst conservative estimate , the total of 1- OOOOOO.OUO pesetas 01 $200000000. was made 'by one well fitted for an Intelligent view of the i ubject. EXPENSES FOR SIX MONTHS. Many interesting details are developed In thecourbo of the estimate for maintaining the war for six months Tor Instance , the Item of new guns foi the United State troopa would be a largo element of cost during the first stages of the war. At pres ent the Krag-Jorgensen gun Is being put Into use ay fast as It can bo manufactured Hut there me not moro than J3.000 of thcbt- guiib available 'Ihere aie some 200,000 old Springfield rifles , but In a war with Spain her men handling one of the most deadly of modern arms the United States would hardly expect to place Sprlnglields In the hand.of its soldiers The now rlfie casts from $17 to $20 and to arm 200,000 men the cost ot this ones item of rides would be $4- 000,000. The estimate Included a ration allowance of 10 tents a day , which , for 200,000 men for six mouthy , vvould be another $4 000,000 Another detail In reaching the to'al estl- natu for six monthu was the cost of mil terms , two Milts at $8 e-ach being allowed. This , for 200,000 men , would be about $ 500,000. In the Item of ammunition the es timate tontemplated .100 rounds for each man In six month * , rive dollars would about cover the test of COO rounds , which , for 100,000 men , would he about $1,000,000 With the modern Ube of machine guns e\ety company of Infantry would doubtless have a gun of thlt chatacter. They cost about $1,000 each , nuking another Item of about $ J,000,000. Theie details of equip ment are almost Infinite , and with a forte of JCO.OOO the coat in every Instance runs Into the millions Abide from the first cost theio le > the addltiom ! cost of transporting vast suppllej of food and tlothmg after It Is once purthased. WHERE WOULD WE GET MORE SHIPS ? The same scale of elaborate cxpersc runs through all branches of naval equipment , limited , however , by the fact that a navy ( unnct be expanded in weeks or months , as an army can be foimed. Although a war be tween the United States and Spain would be essentially a marine struggle , both of the parties would have much difficulty at the outset in Increasing the number of their ships. From the moment war was declared every port In the world would be cleoei against us In any effort to buy ships While free to buy ot the Armstrongs or any other foreign lit ins at present , these maikcts would bo closed to us the moment hostilities began. Not only would foreign governments , oc cupying the position ot neutra's ' , bo unable to aid us with ships , but It would bo Impos sible for us to buy of private parties vvlthoul iraklng the foreign government responsible according to the rigid ruling of the Alabama award. The same restrictions would be placed upon Spain and only fey forming al liances could the navies of either country be materially augmented at the outset. This of necessity , would keep down the clement of naval cost , for , being unable to buy boats the countiles would have to do their light ing with euih forces as they had , augmentei : by the merchant marine. The arming of merchant ships would bo a costly opemtlon , for they would be drawn from tholr regular service and the govern ment would have to pay liberally for their use. At such times "war profits" are ex pected and exacted , and there would be no lecouiso from It. And aside fro-n the firs' ' cost to the government of taking these mer chant shlpij from the coasting trade the transatlantic , transpacific , the west Inllan nnd the Sout1 : American trade , there wouh ! bo the second cost of mounting guns am' ' giving them such armament as would fit them for war service. roitcc TOUGHS TO M\VR TO\V > \IIIIKTOIIM HiirKlnrleM Slr I'p ( lie CHI- mix of I'inliiciili. PADUCAH , Ky. . March 3 Forty or fifty burglaries of note In this locality lately have aroused the people. \ stringent Idlers' or dinance and a curfew law have been adoptct by the cltv council and put in force. A strong vigilance committee also went tt work and eight negroes and three white men were C'lught and all whipped , two severely and forel to leave on deptrtlng trains One negro in hi i haste to depart fell from a mov Ing train and was Injured , but he wa thrown on and carrlel away. The committee mitteo promises to clear the own before disbanding There In great feur , particular ! ; negroes. Iiiilui * Di-iiiuiiirr * ri 'lloli Courts. SAVANNAH Gn , Marc-'i -Jiulse Umerv Sprer of the circuit court , In clnrglng the grind jur > at the opening of the term today j elenouncod as dlsspueful the recent cour * I decision In France "WhenCola wan berated I nnd Insulted by a mob In the pre-ence of I the jury whlth was trying him. " Judge ' Spei r said uch a thine would be Impossih e ] In the tourts of the I'nlted State" . Cun- ! tinning , the Judge nld"Ours Is the great j Ftroii hum me conservative nation. " He- I then quoted Nelson's famous admonition to I his troops ' A hen rnll'ng against Spain , "Eng- I 1 mil thl * diy expects every mm to do hS ! duty , " nml sild the United States expec every man to do hN fluty now This hud i no reference to po slide war but wax re- gar.ltd ,10 Flsnlticant nnd timely by the auditors. I'lulil fur Lund tin K.iki * I'riint. CLEVELAND , March 3-As a re-ult of the. recent seizin e by the city of a portion of the like fiont. which has been hold by va- rlom rallioids for many years , and the I subsequent arrf-st of workimn employed by the Pcnr vlvinla company In driving piles , application was made today by the Pennsyl- vanli compmy bcf re I'nlted States Judge I RtcKs for u n 5tt.lining or.ler against the city H N a-wrled by the compmy thit It 1 has been In po sfs lon of the lnd H whlc1 ! tliH piles wen lee.ntlv driven for more thin thlrtv vnrs , Judge Klck stated tint he would liivci the dty notified mil ns noon , as thit was done he would dec do the mat- | ' | SIlM-l.lllllll Ivllll'll llj tllllllMTM. , YEHNAL. Vt ih , Mirch 3-News has Just been received from Ii'cvvn's ptrk of the kllllntr of V. S Hey i vvi 1 KIIJUII nock- mower , liv'iitlaws S'v nl nun. Including Hey , vvbllu ondi'iv 3-rK ! to rapture Pat ri.'t ' iii-oii vv io ktllfd Farmer HtitPKc n few diyti ago. encountei d the < ] e-p rulof. who ' oi 'iied IIr > en thr party , kl'llnu Hey in- stantly. One of the K-IUK named liennett i was i ip'ured and th" others nre surrounded - rounded In the m untalns with little * pros. pect of csc.ip ? . There is llttlo iliulit that . the murderers will be shot or lynched us teen as captured. FEDERAL COURT MATTERS Judge Hunger Maps Oat His Work for Ctm'ng Month , BUSINESS SCHEDULED FOR SPECIAL TEFM HUH l.iin nml Jiirj Trial * Will He Mnillpil to Olmlnnl CIINVII _ liiiMiriuit Ation * to ( io Over , Judge Munger of the federal court was In the city yesterday and considered a few minor motions and court juattprs that were brought to his attention. He left for h's ' home In Fremont last night and will not take up any legal matters In this city again until the special term of court opens on March 14 , al though ho may be In the city two or three times. He will lfo be In Lincoln once in a while , as the term of court there will not be formally closed until March U , just pre vious to the opening of the session here. There Is considerable doubt whether many tury cases will be tried during tne special term. At any rate , If a Jury is summoned , t will be employed only In criminal ccscs This Is due to the fact that there Is practi cally no money available for paying Jurors tor their services. The funds are so low that theio Is a little doubt , even , that the lury for criminal work , whlc : . as already been drawn , will 'bo simmoned , but Judge Munger hopes that by March 21 the finan cial condition at this end will be in shape to warrant the calling of the Jurymen. It the deficiency bill now pending In congress l > aases before the elate of the opening ot the ttrm arrives the prospect will be much jrlghtcr. Marshal Thummel's ' visit to Wash ington has something to do with the finan cial condition of the court here Hesldcs criminal work , Judge Mungcr will ook after the equity docket during the term. Both are pictty heavily encumbered nnd Judge Munger Is anxious to got them cleined up. The civil docket will probably not bo touched at all , but If the other two can be brought up to date the biggest part of the regular May teun of the court can bo de voted exclusively to civil cases The vvoik on all these dockets fell far behind on ac count of the long Illness of the late Judge Dundy , and Judge Munger desires to bring them up to date by the middle of the sum mer. ' One of the Important cases that was con tinued from last term to the special term was that of the Modern Woodmen of America against the Union National bank of th's city. This being a Jury case , U cannot come up at the special term , and will , thoiefore , be con tinued over to the regular May term One of the first matters .that will be brought before the court will bo an applica tion by United States District Attorney Sawyer for a temporary Injunction against tl.o South Omaha Live Stock exchange , en joining It from furthci transacting business on the grounds that It exists In violation of the Sherman antl-tiust law. The district at torney and Assistant Ruch are preparing for the caeo now. Ihcce Is a slim probability that the cast will como up In which the government is seeking to brl ig about the segregation of the Western" Union and Union Pacific telegraph interests on the latter's railroad syhtem In all likelihood , however , no steps will betaken taken let thh case until all the bi. > nch roadu are turned over to ttic new company and the foroclcfiure cases ace wound lip. District At torney Sawyer has Intimated , at any rate , that nothing will be done until then. The matter will probably come up In the form of contempt proceedings , citing the road to show cause why the order of the court to cegregato the systems was not obeyed The defendant companies will likely raUe the question whether the government's eights were forcclcfied with the sale of the road Tills will bring the main issue squarely to the front. A $73,000 personal damage suit aga'inst the Kansas City , St. Joseph & Council Hluffa railroad has been ren ved to the federal court from the Douglas county district court. The plaintiff Is James Smith He alleges that he was tiding from Pacific Junction to tlila city when the car In which he was rid ing wan derailed and he received Injuries ol a permanent character. The Fitzgerald Dry Goods company has filed a demurrer In the cnse brought against it by the WcTrcn Featherbc-no compiny. This Is a suit in which the latter company alleges that the dry goods company Is sellIng - Ing counterfeit "featherbone" and othei eim- ilir articles under Its tiademark. The dry gmds company demurs on the giounds that the complalna.it tas not established Its pat ent rights to the articles and on other legal grounds. coon , ii itoits AIM : IIMIII TO r.r.T. WiiKe'H Offered In the- County Not n Teiii fit n tin ii > " . The inability of the Judges tc- secure Jurors who are anxious and willing to serve has the effect of nearly producing a complete jtagna tlon In the business of the courts. Last week the regular number of jurors were sum moned , but when they appeared , more than half of them asked to be excised. ludge Slabaugh let a number of them cff , and a venire for a lot of c\tias was Issued. The men called on the venire reported and moro than half of them expressed a desire to bo excused , Until this spring , for years past , there has been no trouble In securing Jurors , those who have been called , being anxious to serve and tarn the * 2 per day. Now , however , things have changed , and about nine-tenths of the men drawn , Inform the court that they are making much more than $ . ' per day and on account of having been Idle so long , can 111 afford to work for the pay allow oil jurors. In all Instances when , he finds It possible , Judso Slabaugh excuses the Jurors especially those who are married and have families Ho li * ' the opinion tint the Inability to secure Ju'ors Is due to the fact that there Is a great deal of work going on in the city at this tlmo , and that there are very few men who are unemployed SUCH tinSlrict Hnllvtli ) C'omill | n > Mary E Sullivan has sued the Omaha Street Railway compcny In an actl-n to re cover the sum of $10,000 for alleged Injuries sustained by reason of the rarelo sncss of the company employee She avers that last sum mer she. was at IIanr.com park and rtartei home on a street tav. Upon the car reaching Park nvcuuo and Leaveuworth street sh says tl at she wes thrown violently to the pavement by teajon xf the motlcn of th car In fal'lng , she aays that ona leg wa broken and that she will be a cripple during the balance ot her natural life. Suit on u ( irnlilr Draft. Theodore Nc'son ' has sued M. L Parrott In an action to recover the sum ot $500 , whlcl ho alleges Is due on a bight draft. He says that the draft was drawn en Francis C Grable , and that It was endorsed by Par rotte , whom he now alleges should pay the same , Grable having fa'led and refused so to Mr * . Horn \Vim < p > Her riillilren. Susan Horn lias filed an amende 1 petltloi In her suit for the recovery of her chlldrei from the Nebraska Children' Home society She rays that alne the thlldrin were takw from her she lias Jtcurrd A pension. c id tha now ehe Is abundantly able to clothe an feed her little ante. PIIKC CiiHt * DmicMOIIK. . The case ogalnet Lymun Page In Judgi Slabaugd'H court has reached a point wlier it Is barren of sensational Incidents , but ncv erthele&s the crowd hangs about the room hoping for a moreel of scandal to roll undo the league. The prosecution has rested enDOW DOW tb dMM tl bvmg 1U Inning. Mra Yager , named as the co-defendant , has been upon the stand anil has entered what the lawyers tenn a general dental. She denies having been criminally Intimate with Lyman A , Page , the defendant , or any other person , Sine * the- Dun ( ' < iniiiiio. S. F , Oilman has sued the R. G. Dun company - pany to recover the sum of $202. He alleges that some months ago he contracted vvlth the defendant to furnish him rating on all ot the firms In the United States. Reiving on that rating , the plaintiff avers that he sfld $292 worth of goods to a < lrm In Hia watha , Kan. The firm , the plaintiff alleges , was represented as being worth the sum of $50,000 Now he says that ho cannot collect the bill , and asks that the Dun company be compelled to liquidate the debt. Moriovv Want * IIU HOIINI * Hark. H P Morrow has brought suit against S. J. Rothwclt to recover the possession of a icuse and lot In Kountze Place , valued at 10,000 He alleges that some time ago he vas Induced to trade the house and lot for a farm In Knox county , this state SUico hat time he allege , ? that he has learned hat Rothwcll never had eny title to the land n question and for this reason he asks that 11 of the tracrifera bo set tinkle nnd that the Itlo to the Omaha property be restored to ilm. I'rolmtr llnttrrn. John Ooodlett has been appointed special dminlstrator of the estate of Margaret Qood- ctt , deceased. The property of the estate s scheduled at $10,750 , mostly land and city OldJohn John A. Schcnk hae filed final report as ad- nlnlstrator of the estate of Mary Wareham Schenk , deceased. In the matter of the estate of Henry Riiser , leceased , H. C. llromo has been appointed guardian ad lltcm. Nuti'H from tin * Court * . In the case of William Priest against Hlancho Priest the court has granted a de cree of divorce. R D Speltz las sued Clay , Roblncon & Co , alleging that there Is due him the aum ot $1,200 commission on the purchase ot a lot of sheep Thomas and a number of other McCIcne- ghrns hive sued Joseph and other McCIenc- ghtuu. asking for a division ot the property of the McCleneghan estate * . ill uii.r/s onWFoiin IIVMC Humor * of Cr I in til ill I'rosccMllliuiN , lint No StrpHot 'InUcii. Rumors have bean rife that criminal action s to be brought against Francis C. Grable on charges of fraud In the management of the suspended State btnk at Crawford , of whlth Grable was president and his nephew Clmles J. Orab'e , was caahler. if such act en Is to be brought by the state no ntoti | n that direction have at yet been taken by Attorney General Smyth. The rumor a c * > e as a result of an exami nation of the affairs of the bank by State Uaii't Examiner Wilson. The iicnk closed immediately after Grable s business affairs reached their crls's ' The bank examiner was sent under the dlrectlcn of the State Hanking Heard cs > eon as news of the ouspenalon o [ the bink was received He hns flnlslm ! h'n ' Investigation , but the s'ate ' boaid will give no Information regarding the results Bank Examiner Wilson came to Omaha last week to lay the results before Attoiney Gen eral Smyth The latter , however , was busy In the Hartley case and did not have time to consider the matter and the bank exam iner left a report of his findings. Attorney General Smyth has not yet looked at this report , and therefore knows nothing of Its contents. He says it has been brought to hia cars that some crookedness has been un earthed In the affairs of the bank. If any trliuinnl prosecution Is brought , It will be In the courts of Davves county , in which Crawford Is located. The county at- tornev of thit county will hive charge of the prosecution , although he will be directed by the attorney general. IIIMIUICICLSTii > r i\ Woman . \NftniiltN Him on tin- Street , SujliiK He Slniiilereil HIT. "nisma'rck" Alstedt fell victim. to a woman's fury yesterday in front of the Crelihton theater. He was pts.lng alcng the street , when he wss suddenly assailed by a woman whose name could not be lean ed , and she didn't do a thing to him All ehe did was to bang his hat down over his eyes , at'Ike him In the face , pull his hair and use her n a 11,3 aa viciously as possible on his fea tures "lilsmarck" made frantic efforts to escape and finally got a chance to seek safety in flight. His assal'ent went Into a store to recover her breath anj equanimity. While In there rho declined to give her name , but said she hid taken the only means left her to wreak vengeance < n a man who had slandered hci- Cilliuil Itrllrf ( oiiiinlNNloii. At n meeting of the Nebr.is.ka Cuban Ite- llef tommlsslon held nt the Commercial club yesterday afternoon there were present I' . II. liTrry , secrctaiv , J. E Utt , vice presi dent , and W. M. N.ison , treasurer. It was decided that all donitlons In corn anil Hour be forvvnrileil via New York , hilling bavin- , ' In en nrrangcd fr the bime by the natlonil committee. Trcnbttrei Nnson reported re ceipts In c ish amounting to $430 nnd pro visions to the amount of four cars o' s lolled corn. 211 sacks of Hour and out pnekage of clothing. The members of the committee present expressed a clKippjIntment thut there were not ( jreiter contilbutlons. Ariimgement has bet n mnde so thit there remains luirdly nnv doubt tlmt all supplies will go for the relief of tno needv Cubans , us neai pro portionately ns pa = 3lble among tne prov- Inte.s. Viillf > aiilN for fiov i < i miicnt .lolm. . One. hundred and nineteen nun and women will tnl.o the civil servho eximlmtlons for governnurt potion * to be held here this spring Of this numbei ninety -three want jobs ns clorlo and carriers In the poslolllte litre. Nineteen of thim ire vvonun Eight men find oneivomin , vant similar position * In the South Om iha postolllce Of the total of 10. ' , eleven had to take out nntur iltzitlon pipers brfoie they could tile appllcitlui inJHM Ono of the number vv is a wonrin There are sixteen ippllcitlons for txamlna- t on for pn'ltlons In the Intern il revenue dipirtment and one In the customs de- pirtment. All these are men. \flrr I iillfi'ii 'il CnrrlrrM. Warrants wire Issued from pillcp court for the arrest of John M'Cormlck and Louis Johnson , who are accused of doing n com mon carrier business without .1 license They nro both hauling garb IRC for City Gurlnge Masttr M'Donald and they are being pron > cute 1 by Special Otllccr Carlson Aho ha not been able to look after fcuth ca es .slnt list December , vvhtn he sustained a broken limb He has resumed his ilutks now how- evtr , and purposes to hunt out all \lolitlons of the ordinance tinder lAlilch ho operates , \Vnlrr vlnlu A water main In front of the Wibstcr street railroad depot burst about 2 o'clock yesterday and tin Immense quantity of water shot up through the earth Into the air Within n short while It Hooded the street until travel In the vicinity wan Im peded for pedestrians. A large crowd of peop'e ' assembled ut the Fcene and It re quired all extra force of police to keep them from pus-hlnu each uther Into the water. Workmen are repairing the bieak ItOKI * 1'llllM to I'rOKCflltl' . C M Rose failed to appear In police couit to prosecute the case he brought against Frank. Williams , accusing him of assiult , and Judge Gordon dismissed the action. Ho-c Is Mill under bonds to answer to a rhirpo of beln r drunk and discharging tire-arms within the city limits. He was arusted nt the time that the jollce took CmiKtahlit MeCjlnnls Inti niHtody The hit tit'n else wa.i aft < rw mis dlsmlt-sed. Hull IH Hlxrliarucil. Hariy S Hall was dl fiarged by I'olUo JudFo Gordon , who held that the arcuxa- tlon of conversion as bailee agalnxt him could not stand. Hall was Kent to Oman i by u Chicago picture enlarging concern with ! 5 > to apply to his expenses In the city tor business , cuv/in : IIY immrrs I.NCIHHNT. 4rtl t Kill * Hlinxrlf to Knpnpe Ini- iiKltmr ) Km-mIm. NEW YORK , March 3. The Dreyfus case has had a fresh victim , an artist whose head hag f been llttinllj turned by thr excitement and who jumped out of a high window t ruler the delusion that he was Major Kijterhazy and that the police were coming to arrest him. I ciys the Paris correspondent of the Herald | , Ever since the beginning of the Zola trial this haplees Individual made him- felt conspicuous by the extreme1 vlolo-.ce with \ which ho discussal the proceedings at the i asslzts. He never tk'ed of defending Major i Rs'erhniy. Upoi > cue occasUn he mr- rowly escape 1 being arrested for creating a distill bcnco In the street. As Zola'o trial nmrcd Its conclusion the artist grew wo > i > e , and finally so Identified himself with the troubles of Major Kstcrhnsry tl.U he came to confuse his own tdentltv with hid hcio3's He thought IIP was Majoi Ksterhazy and everybody around him was conspiring to , br ng about his downfall , ! On every H do ot him , say the Temps , he | saw ambush and traps even.y hour he took fre > h precautlots to escape from his enemies. ' Two days ago his friends were astonished i to see he had shaved , not only his chin and upper Up , but his head as well , It "If Colonel Plcquart recognizes me , " he cried at the top of liU voce , "he will bo a clever fellow. " Early this morning the unfortunate man arose > early from bed "They are coming they are coin'ng to make a domiciliary visit to kill me , " he cried 'n a piteous vo ce GolDg to the window he opened It and threw himself out. He was kl led on the spot His body wai fouul al 5 o'clock this morning In a pool of blood on the causeway by his ] seivant , who at once gave information to the police. CIIMHJI : iMi itsivir.\ : is roucnn. I'rosct-titloii Sirlnus- | Sensation lit tinI nrlrr i'lisr. NEW YORK , March J Uuvld N. Car- valho , the expert In handwriting , was called to the witness stand nt the opening of to day's session of the courtniarthl which Is try Ing the charges against Captain O M Carter. Judge Advocate llarr handed the witness a chectf for $ JO,577 , payable to Anson M. Langs on account of work dune on Cumberland sound In IS''j. ' The check was liuloraed "Aiioou M Hangs" and the judge advocate asked Mr Caivalho by whom bo thought the name had been written 'Uy U. D Grten" was the prompt re sponse. Mr. Blair fen the defence asked the Judge advocate If ho Intended .o claim that this check ever come batk to Captain Carter or that the captain knew of these Improper Indorsements. If It was his Intention to make such a claim , Mr Blair Mid he would object to the litroluttlon of the theck. Colonel Han s ild Colonel Green's tame was so conne ted with the taso that the check and the forgery were o.itlrcly com petent evidence Mi. ISIalr said there was yet no evidence ! of any forgery In the e ise U would bo bhovvu later on , he mid , that 11 I ) Green had authority to tiign the name ofiib.n M Hangs. Aften further argument the couit letlrcd and after a tow mlnutca delibera tion refused to sustain the objection of the defense. The check was then ln.tuluc.cd us an exhibit of tvlJence. roit TIII : Iti iiiilillcan CoimroMMlonnl C'ominltlce ltiil > for Work. WASHINGTON , March 3 The executive committee of the Republican congressional committee aa announced to day au fol lows : Representative J. A. T. Hull of Iowa ; J. S. Cannon , Illinois ; D. H. Mercer , Ne braska ; Senators Rcdfleld Proctor of Ver mont ; J. H. Galllngcr , New Hampshire ; John L Wilson , Washington ; Representatives J. T. McCleary , Minnesota ; II. C. I oudenslasei , New Jersey , and Richmond Pearson , North Caiollna In addition to an executive com mittee It was also announced that Repre Mntatl\o McCleary of Minnesota will have charge of the literary department of the congressional committee. This Is an Impor- tnat pest 03 a largo amount of Republican lltcratuie will bo put out this campaign and circulated throughout the country. Chairman Habcock of the congressional comml.teo said today. ' The coming cam paign will bo fought out on the lines of the platform adopted at St. Louis That will bo 0111 only guide save as now Ibsucs are created as contingencies arise and now policies made In congrcst1. No committee has a right to make a platform for the party and so wo will be governed by that adopted In ISUd. " I I\MO\S rum \vi > riiiN v sur\lvor of InlrVnr Ili'ini'inliereil l > > ( ; 'II < TII | ( o ( rmneiit. WASHINGTON , Maitll ! ! ( SpcclllPcn ) - have been Issued as follows ; I sue of Febru iry IV Nebinska : Original Jnckton Young , Firth , $ S ; Ulchaid P. Wat kins , Falrbiuv , Jd , Uussell L. Roberts Ithaen , $ S ; Jcseph II. Hirkcr , Nlobrira , $ S. Increase Hy aril II. Church. Omaha , $ S to $12 : Matthew L HIs- lop , Litchtleld , $14 to $17 ; Elijah Uc-lhr , Ponca , $1K to $17 ; Joseph M. Weleh , CJi.iH- ton , $ fi to $ S ; \\llllim H. H. Dry den , Far- nain. $ ' 1 to $ S Original widow , etc. Delhi Dcrvvln , Cambridge , $ S. lownOiiglnal Gi > orgi > W , Smith , Hlanch- ard , fC , Edwin J. Wilson , C1ia.ni ! Junction , $ G ; George Monlux , Hock Hupldti , $ S ; Wll- II tin II. Wlllfonif. Noivvleh , } fi ; William li FlHffr , All intlc , $ S Uestoritlon anil In crease John J. Suimnn , Iledlleld , $4 to $ S Increast Owen Glfford , Altoona , JG to $ s , Perry Gl irebrook , CaledonlT fb to $ S ; Enucl A. Magnusson M irshalltown , f2l to $ .W , De\\ lit C t'lapman , Prlnjr'iur , JIG to $17 OilKlnul widows , i-tc Nellie Jorgi'iison , Wall Lake , $12 , Liu y 1. Hay no , KelUiton , $12 Colorado : Renew al Jacob Mills , Foil [ .upton , $ G Montana' Oilglnal Frank II. Feduhcn , Dupuyer , $0. \OMI\VTIO\S in 'i HI : I'li Troj nor ( it-tit tin * I'oMolllcc ut Coun cil llliinfN. WASHINGTON , March 3 The president today sent the following nominations to the senate- Osgood C Illaney , to be assistant appia'iier of merchandise , district of Ilaston and Charlrntown. Mass ; Edwin R Durham , to bo marshal for the western district of Mis souri. PostniEsters California B J , Millrlde , IMxjii ; Reuben Hunger , Llvermorc , G M Francis , Napa. Colorado , 0. S Mott , TellurIde - Ide Idaho , A. F. Caldwell. Pocatello Illinois , A L. Heard , Knoxvlllc ; G X Faxon , Pana. Iowa , L G Hardlnnies ; Clarence S Craln , llrooklyn ; Irving M Trey- nor. Council Illuffs ; I. Stauffer , Gladbiook , J D Paddock , Malvern. Kansas , I H Davis , MurjM 111(3 , C , O. Klntie , Alma ; L L Al- drlch , Ciwker City , T E. Dlltemer , Eureka , O E McElfrrsh. Osage City ; C , F. Little. Washington Missouri , U F. Ileasell , Chilli- cotho , W. F Hloebaum , St. Charles ; T. T Wilson , Tarklo ; J M. Crowder , Lexington , I'olloit s.r.t , ir , WASHINGTON' , March 3 The senuto com. mlttee on military affairs today decided to recommend the passage of a joint resolu tion authorizing the abandonment of the expedition for the relief of the minors In the Klondike region which was authorized last December. The resolution provides for the tv-ilo of both the reindeer and the sup- plle'i purchased for the expedition. There was ti suggestion that the reindeer brought hero from Norway could be utilized by the Interior department , hut the committee took the view that the animals rhould bo Mill In preference to holding them for any de partment of the government. Tiiriio lioun llriiiiix Nomination. WASHINGTON , March 3.- The Kenattcom. . mlttee on commerce- today decided by o unanimous vote to report adversely ( he nomi nation of Henry Detnaa to be Bawl c Ulcer at Now Orleans , HOBESEEKERS WAST A HALL NTaycr Moorcs Gets Word from the Or'an'zat'oti ' ! MODEST Rt QUEST FRCM A COKV-NflON Will Meet In Omiihn If a IMn.iU iiMl U here IluC.tilli - erlnu MIIJ AN- Nfllllllf. Major Moorcs hns received tlio assurance of anothci convention In Dunlin this sum- nirr. and as the onlj condition required U tlu < provision of n hnll for the meetings of the convention , It l regarded us certain that the ( convention will bo held here This lat est acqu'sltlon Is the second ailnunl conven- tlon i of the Xntloii.il llonustekors' assoclu- tlon | , nil oiganl/itlon of compiratlvoly recent origin The first ron\L nttcn was hold In Chicago ' last September , niul the officers want to moet In Omaha thlb ) iai nnd see the expa- tdt'on i The suggestion comes to the major from Congressman Jt n s CHUM if Idalu who says that while thu date hns nut been se lected ' , the assoc utltti will bo very glad to tome i lure If It can bo provided with n suit- ahle i hall He sajH tlint thu asoclatlon now his 1 organisations in twenty-one btatcs , and that I It Is expected that before the next eon- Miitlcn Is held It will Include every state 111 the. ' un'im ' , except those In tin extreme mat. A bpiclnl effort will be made to aecuto t'iu 1 | ui Help itlon of the gn\einors of nil the states in the convention. Tholettei has beeu turned over to Secietaiy Utt of the Commer cial dub. i. mii.i is : 'io siu\i : . Ton HUN * lufl us Clmli mini i r llnr- lll > l ' i\lllllltllllU Illllltll. The onto1 cement of the new baibei a ordl- runce will ho delayed for n vveik on account of the refusal of Adam Mornll to iJjrvo aa chairman of the u\nm ulng board Mr Moi- loll ays he Irf to bit y to serve 0.11 the boaul mil tilt ; barbel a union will piobibl } mom- inciul IM I'lcKitt nt Fifteenth .uul Webster strte fa , to take his place It Is stated ( bat as fon. as the boird Is flllid It will organise and 1 cgln the examination ot barters a.i to tl elr pioflclency Every Larbcr it * the elty will ho ruiul' cd to pubin t to an exam i ntlon rnd rccuio a tortlliciitc within a leasonable time The promoteiu of the mil nance ca > that It Is not contuiiplatod that barbers of krovn competent .should be nubjectcd to nn > partlcu arly rigid e\ainlnatlon , biu in ca c of c.onbt as to the tonipitcniy of workn.cn Ihu } will be given u practical trill In shaving met hnUcnttng and requlud to satisfy IU , board that the > KUJVV their business Opi'iilim I'm I ut ; t iiinpnlitii. The council will probably atithorl/o rrtus- uicr Edwau's to ad\ertlbo the lennlnlng $2-iOOO In intersei" Ion bonds at o'ice at Its next meeting. It ban bun Impossible to tip- pro\o fctve-'al of the paving contiacts re cently awarded bec-iuso there was no mciiiey to pay for the. Intirse tlons and the bonds should luvo been told sometime ago If piompt aetlon Is taken the } can be sold In about three weeks unlciss the purchaseiu should Interpwo some technical objection which Is not pioluhlo Cltj Lnglneor Hose- water Is planning to lm\o the paving ccr.- trnctoi-a begin woilc not later than April 1 nnd even If the additional Intersection fund U not available at that tlmo there lire enough dlstrdctu already piovldcd for to keep them busj. The two South Sixteenth street districts. West rnrimm stieet , Slxteenlh s reel from Wlrt to locust. North Twenty- fourth street ami Half Howard street ar all ready for pav Ing to begin aa boon lui weather Is fa\oruble. ( rnilliitv MIIHOII s < ! < < I. The Hoard of Public WoiKa will open bliln this afternoon for grading Mohon street from Elevtnth to Thirteenth. It I ? extremely unlikely , howevct , that the contract will to awarded. The report of the appraisers awards no damages whatever , notwithstand ing the fact that the proposed grade makes a tut of nearlj flftj feet In front of some of the abutting property. The cltj officials as sert that It Is ridiculous ; to nsscit that Hucb a cut does not damage the piopertj , uivl that It the k-treet 111 graded as i ow piopoaed tno property owners will be able to secure judg ments against the cltj for damages 'n a con- sldernble amount. The result of tit's pio- tedme would bo to i client the property benefited from the a&acaament for damages and saddle the entire expense on the city. C'li-niiliiK tlit' I'iMfil Mrecln. If the presci t open weather contriues the first street cleaning will be bugun within a eouplo of weeks. City Engineer Rosewater rx.opohes to ha\e the pavements clewed oj the winter's accumulations as noon ns the frost Is out of the ground , ni.l the * 1,000 pro\Ided by the council nt Its lain meeting will be sulllcl'nt to make a beglnn i'g. TJio owners of at least one of the htreet sweeping machined which will be hired by the diy on trial guarantee to clean thea recta Just as , they stand , and if they succeed the work will bo dene for \IM \ than half what It has prc\louslj ecat _ rdirnnr * 'Inv II IC | | > | M. The iccordh of the rlty treasurer show that the I'ebruary tax iccelpta oxreed those of the eoncspondlnK month of las.t jear by fully 30 per cent. The Increase Is especially notice-able In special taxes The folio slug nl'ows the comparative receipts In January and IVlnimry of both } oars January , W > 1 JI,22SO$31 3SO U JIV'IM ? Januaiy , IMS . lO.fjl OU : ! i,3i9fiJ ; CCJ.'J 71 Deere isc J..sr , ; n IVbriiaiy 1&J7 5H UVI " , $ -.7 > > ; J17.7.JI 7' ) IM/ruiry , IS'iS .IS.'JUSJ 3I71 IS "if Intre.i < ' The following births and deaths were re- poitnl at the health olllcu 'luring the twenty- four hours ending at noen yesterday Dlrths Henry C Johnson 101S South nu-\eiith sticot , girl , .Mads Peterson 3021 ; Pratt , boy , Daniel J Creedoi , 2020 Charles , girl ; Jacob Klrschncr , iic\cnth anil Grace , boy , DeatliH No deaths reported. I'liiiulii-iN III. ii r < rTll \\nll. The new board of examining plumber * will not go Into ten lee at once UH It Is be lieved that the new ordinance should not bo enforced until after the plumbers of the thy ha\o an opportunity to become familiar with Its provisions. The ordinance will bo pub lished In full during the next two weoki and then Us enforcement will be begun , . \iinflK-r .lull A proposition nan been reccht'd from th * owner of thrro lots on the southwest corne-r of Twelfth and Pacllic stiet'ts to le-OiM the property to the < Ity as a location for a new- Jail. AH the lota Ion U too for out of the way to bo tonHlderrd the proportion offer * no Bolutlon to the difficulty , \iiiiiyini .IIIIIIIIH Hi r Hull. When the 0,11-0 In which Kittle Maixhall Is oliaigcd with robbing William T. Scott of $ W \ui called In police rourt ycHUnluy , tlio defendant falleel to nwear and It w an- nounecil to Jinlgn Gordon tint Mm had jnrnptd ) < er bond The rurrty for her lull , uinountlntf to Jf < " ) 1 ? Hcott JnkHon , whom tinlourt illri'rtMl to mnkc no d the bond , During 'lit iifhriioon Kittle Mm ah ill w is locitcd by the police' anil taken to the * city Jill , ulurc sin .MIK loekdl up on , i charm' of liuiKlniy , It U ascertcd th it In com- luny with inoihci rolorcd uoniaii xho hiol < line the Imisc of Rloll.i areen , ill 8J4 XorUi Twi'f'hs'r r and M'olo ' n < iu mtlt > of cl th- IUK Hir UliI for robbing Hiott W.IK eil'nl d nil n rileiiutd her boritlim n fn in tlila cane.