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THE OJfAHA DAILY BEE : STOTDAY , OCTOBER 10 , 3808.
IIOIY MONEY IS BEING SAVED fl Mora of the Methods Being Employed at State Institutions. UNFORTUNATES MADE TO AID ECONOMY Starved nnil Ml * < rcntcil In Orilcr Mint the Itcforiuer * Cnn Make a " ( Joint Ilceoril" for nn Muniment LINCOLN , Oct. lS.-Spedal. ( ) The many scandals In connection with the "reform control" of the statn Institutions Is one of thu unpleasant thews that comes upper most In the present campaign , nnd c\prw- nlons of Indignation nro hoard , coming not only fiom those who have relatives and friends In these Institution * , but fiom the whole people. The Btory has already been told ut .tho Rawlck manipulations nt the Hospital for the Insane at Lincoln and of how the state officials derive private bene fits from the various funds , but It ticems that at this Institution , ns well as at the others , only a few of the outrageous details have been given. The Institution at Lincoln Is Intended to be a hospital where persons temporarily demented may bo taken for treatment. The general Idea Is that each raso Is civ en particular attention , and that thcro Is an effort made to effect cures so that the pa tient may bo returned home nnd again become a useful citizen. Those who Imag ine that the Institution Is conducted In any tmch a manner are mistaken. Under the Rewick reign the so-called hospital has been turned Into a house of detention and punishment , where tbo tra/ed and half- crazed Inmates are herded together like cattle and where the "treatment" tends rather to mnko each Inmate hopelessly In sane. Awlrtc from the work done by ono female physician no attention Is paid to the patients except In extreme cases When they get down Kick they are treated In n grudging manner and when they become unruly they are corrected and punished in the same manner as If they wcro criminals. Neither books , papers , flowers or amuse ments are furnished , and the Inmate Is only allowed to converse with the other Inmates who arc In all the various stages ot In- canlty , and a "curr ' effected by the Institu tion Is a mlraclo In which the officials have no credit It Is an admitted fact that every year ono or two of the attendants at the asylum go crazy because of their occasional associations with tbo herds of Insane persons confined within the walls , and taking this Into consideration It la no wonder that the permanently discharged patients aio so few and far between Kelt Ilite Animal * . Quo of the worst abuses , as detailed by an Individual who spent a couple ot weeks In the asyhitn under the pretense of being insane. Is In the way the Inmates arc fed. They are herded up to a common table In exactly the bamo way as It Is done at the uenltentlary and begin to cat when the sig nal Is given by thu superintending attend ant and In a few minutes a signal Is given to retire , when nil must stop eating and go Those who nro unable to eat rapidly novel get sufficient food and even the most rapid caters are unable to get their nil. It Is nrobablo that some considerable "saving" Is made by giving the patients less than ten minutes to consumu their food , but the money Is saved at the expense of the health and strength ot thu unfortunates. This abuse may be duo entirely to the hired at tendants , hut the superintendent Is too busy with his many dutlcj , and thu assistant nhvslclan Is too much engrossed In his In surance business to bring about a reform. Rcwlck. the actual manager of the Institu tion , Is so busy looking after the welfare of a certain wholesale grocery company that hn can only spend a little time In levying political assessments on the employes , and ot course wastes no time In looking after the welfare of the Inmates. The boasted "economy" In running the Institution Is brought about In various ways. The Inmates nro sparingly fed , nnil then on adulterated food. The employes arc used In running the farming business rathci than In earing for thu inmates. Special at tendants of wealthy patients are utllbei ) UK "herders. " So-called patients nre taken In to accommodate wealthy people who de cide upon the Incarceration for private rea- cons and whose contributions are often fib- rral In the extreme. Paroles of Inmates art encouraged In all cases , so that a patient In many Instances Is out of the liibtltutior and possibly out of the state several months before the county charged with the burdei : Is notified of the discharge In this mannci the number of Inmates Is kept nt a low fig ure , while refusals to receive new patient ! whoso relatives are "common people" hel [ to keep down expenses. Through these re- fiiKalc , paroles , starvation nnd the driving ot patients Into such a hopelessly Insane condition that they can be transferred t ( the Asylum for the Chronic Insane u Hastings , the attendance nt Lincoln Is Kep lower than It has been for n doyen years and the sham reformers are enabled to poln to the amount of money they have "saved.1 PiiriilKliluit Heel at Kenrne ) . At the Industrial Home far Hoys a Keainey the worst complaint Is again abou the food supply. The nianne.1 of furnlahltii meat to this Institution Is especially con demned. One omplovc Is paid J10 a montl extra to act as butcher. When an anlma Eczema AH Over Head and Faoo. Two Doctors , No Benefit. Tried CUTtCURA REMEDIES with Rapid Cure. 1 was troubled several j ears with cutaneous diseases which developed Into chroulo I'.c- roma , which spread all over my bead , and down on my fate. I took medical tiratincnt from two doctors ami received but little re lict. Thnn I tried several lotions , etc. , which v\o had In the store , but only received little relief from them. At tlinei , the dicadful itching l < ecamu almost Intolerable. When I was heated , the Eczema lcaino painful , anil almost distracted mo. I waa advised to try CUTiccmt IIHMUH&S and did HO , and found them all that la claimed for them. The Kczc- ma rapidly dUappcared , and I am well , with no traceof any cutaneoustsea \ e. Shall alvvav * recommend CtmutmA to nil. J. KMMKTT KKKVis : , Feb. 22 , 'OS. llox 125 , Thorntown , Ind. Baby Scratched Continually Our babo.twomonths old , brokoont In sorca OTcr her face and ears. She teemed to be In great misery , and would scratch continually , I noticed jour advertisement In our homo paper , and supposed tt would bo a good thing for our Sadie. I used the CUTICURA ( oint ment ) and CUTICURA So A r , and they wcte a preat benefit to her. I did not llko to give medicine Inwardly to a child so young , but v * ( hat ano must hav ogomethlng to drlv e the dlscate out , so I got n Imtllo of CUTICURA KWOLV EXT. to purify her blood , and gave her about one third of the bottle , aud y our medl- clnca have done woiulen for her. Mrs. LOUISA ACUE1UIANTiffin , Iowa. Ttb. 19,1S'.W. _ _ _ _ _ _ CTTICTIA RmiDlmr < lh purtit , iwttl.it , in4 no l tfftciltt ikio curt. . bVxxl puriltn. nd tumor rtnrillt tvtr compt undl , an4 tpr * l with Irrt.ntlbU fftrrt lo mother * , nur.e * . end all htv'.nc thi or * wf cbltdr D ffllcltd with iiln t Ktlp humor. , with | n ot h.lr. Cuiet nudi In childhood art iftttf , xoaemleal , tad prrmtniot. eolj thrmutiotit tin votld. rornti D co no C IK. COR p. bole frop * . . BOMOB jU w H Cuie TMturUt SUa Olituil , * fi t. I ) to be slaughtered he docs the killing with a rifle. Later In the day the dead anlnnl li crtrl rt up by the hdperi. At the time of the killing the anlir.nl Ic n"t blcJ In the n'.Rinier d < oniM nowi-my by all competent I'lUther ' : o.1 by foment who slaughter their nnn ptilnrils bjt the blood U left In the \ - > las ts bo boiled up with the meat In "u * common Kettle This makes the meat s ? niTnslvo that mnny of the employes refuse to cat it. Ono iLMnnce U mentioned and h corroborated by n number ot witnesses where the "butcher" shot a cow and filled to kill her. The cruzed animal ran nway and filially died out on the prairie. At n convenient time employes hunted up tbc cadaver , hauled It back to the home and a tow hour ? after the death the meat wai dressed and stored away for future use us food for the InmateU * Is unnecessary testate state that "the tall went with the hldtf. ' The employes who helped do the butchering that day lost their appetite for beef and thus j moro money # at "saved. " At ono tlmo a number of dead sheep wcro produced by the "butcher" In such a suspicious manner that the employes altto stopped eating mutton. The "butche ! " was moro than once accused of buying sh"op that had been crowded to death or had foundered at a neighboring sheep ranch but the suspicion seems too horrible to bo harbored. Yet It was enough to toke away the appetites of the employes and there have been a number of resigna tions from among these whose only com plaint wns because of the food. The boys incarcerated In the home are unable to re sign and have to consume their buttertne and "butchered" meat In silence. At Kearney as well as at the other Insti tutions every effort Is made to reduce the number of Inmates In the Interests of "econ omy and reform" and the attendance Is now about fifty less than It was when a repub lican superintendent was In charge. The popocratlc "per capita expense , " however , Is figured on the number of Inmates the In stitution formerly held and not on the actual number thcro at the present time. U hjNtent. COLUMBUS , Neb. . Oct. 15 ( Special. ) Engineer Gottschalk with a corps , of sur veyors finished setting the stakes for the new system of sewerage today. Part of the material has arrived and a large force of men will bo put to work Monday morning upon the excavations. There will bo nearly three miles of the new sewers and the branch laterals will take nearly the entire residence district , also the schools , hotels , hospital nnd other public buildings. About sixteen cari of eewnr pipe will be used In the construction of the new system The main sewer will ho provided with automatic flush tanks which will force everything out of the sevveis every eight hours. The name of the new company Is the West End Sewer company and the capital stock ! | 3,000 but it Is thought the work will test moro than that amount before It Is finished. Last evening about S o'clock John Burrcll , engineer at the city waterworks , left the pumps for only a few minutes nnd during his nbscnco some eneakthlef slipped Into the odlco and stole BurroH's vest which was hanging on the wall The garment con tained fifteen dollars In currency and some other valuables and although the police were ut onc-a notified the search proved fruit less. Mr. Ilurrell thinks It Is the work of tramps as they are very numerous In that end ot town. AVnhoci liiKiirniiro Compimj' . WAIIOO. Neb , Oct. IB. ( Special. ) The farmers' Mutual Insurance company of Blunders countv held its annual meeting In the court hoiibo In this city yesterday aft- nrnoon. The attendance wns not as largo as in other vears , but the members present were representative farmers and the com pany Is In fine condition. The oM ofDcera were re-elected. They arc E. IJIggerstaff , oresldent , P. J. Hall , \lco president ; J. D. Lcbunkuhl. treasurer , J. L. Colcman , secre tary. The directors areP. . J. Hall , Mem phis ; Henry Kelser , Ithaca ; .1. H. Feach- man. Cercsco ; J. W. Edwards , Wcston ; J. U. Edwards. Valparaiso , W. W. Davis , Colon. James Vlasak , Hescue ; Walter flcm- Ing , Cedar Illuff ; Dennis Grimes , Ashland. This institution has been In existence about nine vears. The object of the organization Is to furnish good Insurance for farm prop erty at cost and the results have been very satisfactory. There are now in force EGO policies amounting to over $ DOO,000 Losses during last year were $1EOO , which Includes limning expenses. The field of labor Is con fined to clghtein precincts In the county. Split t < > till * . \NVllllll. HASTINGS , Neb , Oct. 1C. ( Special. ) There wore twenty patients sent from the asylu'n at Lincoln to the chronic Insane asylum at Hastings yesteidoy. They ar rived In the afternoon and were Immediately taken to the asylum , where they were put In the basement of various wards. This was necessary on account of the want ol room to accommodate the Increased num ber of Inmates. They will bo kept In the basement until the State Hoard of Public Lands and Huildings sees fit to accept the new wing which the board rejected two weeks ago. There seems to be some care lessness at the asylum as several farmers have made complaint In regard to lunatics wandering through the country as a sane person. Wednesday an escaped lunatic from the chronic Insane asylum at this place was captured over In Clay county , where he had been wandering about for some time. CiiKiil > O M for licet fro er . HASTINGS , Neb. , Oct. 15. ( Special. ) The sugar beet growers of Adams county have received word from the Oxnard Beet Sugar ( .ompany of Grand Island to ship a carload of beeta each week until the en tire crop U shipped The percentage o saccharine In beets from this vicinity la far above the average , and some of the beet growers who have $1 contracts are getting $4.CO per ton for their beets. The sugar beet crop In Adams cqiinty this year has been very satisfactory to all concerned. IIOV SlKlt. LINCOLN. Oct. Ifi ( Special Telegram ) This afternoon while some boys were huntIng - Ing out at IJurllngton Beach , Albert Palmer , aged II , and Uoy Moore , about the same age , agreed to play cow bay They pointed their shot guns at each other and Moore's was accidentally discharged , the load taking effect In young Palmer's shoulder , causlnj almost Instant death. Iho victim ot the sac accident was a son ot Slla Palmer , an en gineer on the n. & M. line between here and Omaha. i'lirlNtlnu llmlruvor CoiiM-iillnn. HASTINGS. Neb. , Oct. ID ( Special ) - The annual state Christian Endeavor con ventlon will meet In the Presbyterlar church In Hastings frlday , October 21 There will bo four or five hundred jounf men and women In attendance. Preparation : are being made to welcome them In a royn manner and make their visit to this city a moat pleasant one. Chllil KlcUeil. WEST POINT , Neb. . Oct. 15 ( Speclal.- ) The -1-year-old son of Charles Krepela bj some means got amongst the horses In tb livery barn of Peter Johnson yesterday , am was Kicked In the face and Injured verj severely. The boy's upper lip Is almos severed from his face. Soldier Coii\alrneent. BANCROFT , Neb. . Oct. 15. ( Speclal.- ) J. J. Elkln. member of Company D , Secom Nebraska volunteers , who has been confinci to his bed in this city for over ono mont from typhoid fever , win teen be able t join his company. CnCeliPH a IVIIeuii , BANCROFT. Neb , Oct. 15. ( Speclal.- ) Lon Link , residing four miles northeast o this city , captured a few days ago a pell can which measured nine feet from tip t tip. HARTLEY IS A GOOD THING PopocraU Us * Him Both Ways to Make Their Showing Shins , THEIR BOOKKEEPING NEEDS MENDING IJonlile-l3ii < r > - .SjMrni Tiirneil WrniiR Hud To lit Order Hint n fnke May lime ( lie .Sciiililiince D ( Verity for ( he 1'ulillc. LINCOLN. Oct. 15. ( Special. ) The pop- nrratlc officials use the Fame system of double entry and hocus pocus on the public records that they do In their scral-oluclal ratnpalgn figures , the books will be hope lessly tangled when they get out of office , The latest development In their sham reform record Is that they have taken credit for the $150,101 75 warrant stolen by Hartley , r.zd lia\e used the figures twice In making their statement of the reduction of the state cltbt. Doubling up the figures as they have , the over-statement amounts to $360,203 50 , so that a cormct showing of this wouM rc- iluco their claim of $771,800.53 down to $411- Sftl.0.1 as the real reduction of the state debt. The warrant In question was drawn April 11 , 1S95 , and therefore the amount Is charged In the amount of outstanding general fund warrants as published by the pop ulist circulars , although the war rant was In reality Intended to bo drawn and transferred to the sinking fund without the actual handling of any rash. Toward the end of his tenh Dartloy made a call for general fund warrants to comp In early In January , the amount being $305.62241 The warrant that was Intended In reimburse a sinking fund wns Included In this call , nnd although Bartfey sold the warrant on January 2 , 1897 , and converted the money to his own .use , the books show that the general fund outstanding warrants were reduced In that same amount , and the DODiillstH are thus enabled to actually In- tlurte the Uartley stear In their claim of the reduction of the state debt , DeuelK Aot Iteaillly Apparent , It U apparent at a glance that the amount of thin warrant ought not to be Included In the amount of general fund warrants out standing November 30 , 1896 , as published by tbo populist circulars and again it ought not to bo Included In the item of total reduc tion of the state debt. While the peculiar stem of bookkeeping shows that the mount of outstanding vv at rants was re uced It would take something uioro than a opocratlc campaign speaker to show the cneflts of a "reduction of state debt" made n this manner. An attempt to explain this ould hopelessly entangle the best of them. The warrants called In by Uartley to be aid January 9 , 1896 , amounted to $125,520.66 n addition to the warrant that was stolen , hese warrants were paid off two days after leserve went Into office and were paid from ic funds turned over by Hartley and under ie direction of the retiring treasurer and BO retiring offlco force nnd yet the reform rs add this amount to their "debt reduc- lon" claim and probably also add It to the mount they say they ha\e "saved. " Inasmuch ns Hartley turned over to Irscrve $862,66275 available funds and leserve on the first day of October , 1898 , nd only $512 , 08 of these funds on hand the ouice of a great part of the balance of the 'debt ieduction" can be easily traced and ho claim of the reformers becomes rldlcu- ous. Their constant effort Is to show that very dollar of wariants paid or .every twist ly which an outstanding amount Is reduced s so much "saved" by them , while on the ther hand they allow no credit for thu money turned over by Hartley nor for the natural Increas-a In the funds in the last wenty months. Republicans are blamed ( or making excessive appropriations and in the amo breath credit Is claimed because the ; ame appropriations were paid and the amount is added to the amount claimed to lave been "saved. " PuiiilH I'lineeouiiteil I"or. There is albo total failure to give credit for the $8,400 that has lately como In from the Hartley suspended account' This sus pended account shows on the books all right , and the amount litely recovered also shows , jut the campaign circulars broadly describe he whole amount ns "republican stealings" and fail to note any payments of the name. It Is interesting to note In connection with this , that of the amount on hand In all the funds now , $187,4'i9 ' 25 is In fhe per manent school fund. The popocrats went nto offlco with the pledge that they would not allow the permanent school fund to ac- cumulat'e , and now it Is larger than when ; hey took charge. The excuse for failure : o Invest Is that nil bonds nre gobbled up jy private Investors , nnd that n big premium jas to bo paid when any are found. Mr , Meservo In his speech said that the "only way Vo get bonds without paying a premium was to go after them with a shotgun , " which was an admission of thu republican claim that money Is plenty nnd Is seeking investment , nnd does away with the claim of the reformers that they "brought state warrants to < i premium. " A eloso study of : ho whole sst of popocratlc campaign figures brings about nothing but ridiculous results. .Soflnllnt bailer Ticket. The socialist labor party has filed Its peti tion with the secretary of state nnd asks tor a place on the state ticket , at the com- IIIK election. This petition for state nomi nees w.is signed by IPSS than 200 namco , but It Is claimed by the members of the cmbrjo party that within a few days nu merously signed petitions will be sent In from Omaha , South Omaha , Wllber ami other points and that they will have no trouble In furnishing more than the 500 signers necessary to put a party on the offi cial ballot. The ticket proposed to be placed on the baltot is ns follows Governor , II. S. Alej , Lincoln , lieutenant governor , J J. Kerrigan , Omaha , secretary of state , Theo dore Brunner. Omaha ; auditor , II. U. Con- vvay. South Omaha , treasurer , Fred Kissel , Omaha , superintendent of public Instruc tion , Henry Ittlg , Lincoln , commissioner of public lands and buildings , S. J. Herman , Wllber. attorney general , Charles E. Hakei , Omaha. The state treasurer has made a call for $25,000 general fund warrants , to come In October 22. The last number of the series railed Is 42.502. T n. Jackson and wife of Hefvldere , 111 , parents of State Superintendent Jackson , are bore on a few dajs' visit. The Association of Superintendents and Principals of Schools , which held a meeting nt the senate chamber ypsterday and today , adlotirned after electing the following ofll- reis for the coming jear : President , J. H. Miller. Lincoln , vice president , W. A. Julian , Junlata , secretary , J. L. McHrlcn , Geneva ; treasurer. J. P. Haseck , Peru. 12selne Iliiaril Mutter * . At a meeting of the Excise board a reso lution was adopted Instructing the members of the police foice to Keep n sharp lookout for violations of the law for the sale ol liquors by drug stores. While only foui drug stores have taken out permits this year It Is a well known fact that many ethers dispense liquor of various kinds wltt very llttlo red tape attached. These offend ers agalnet the law will bo compelled tt mend their ways as soon as the officer : liavo secured positive proof against them In the matter of the complaint of Mrs. Jacol Kerns against Martin Mo ran for selllnj liquor to minors the board decided to pu the casn over until next Thursday afternoot when the city attoiney will bo prepared ti submit a written opinion on the seveia questions raised. Mrs , Kerns alleges tha . the sureties on Morau's bond are lutolven I and niVs that the bond be declared void The board Approved come chansfs In the rules for the government of the lalooni of the city and ordered the city attorney to publish them according to low. Thr principal change IB tbo new rule which pro hibits ( ho employment of a woman as bar tender or In any other capacity around a saloon. This rule had never br-cn consid ered necessary until community was shocked recently by the knowledge that one of the saloons had hired a female bar tender ns a drawing card. The members of the Central Christian Sunday school went to Omaha today to take In the exposition. They were the guests of their superintendent. N. K. Grlggs. MAIL ROBBERY NEAR ALLIANCE Tuo I.eller I'miulim. One for Lincoln nnil One for Illaek Hill * . Cut Open Auioiint TnUcn Unknown. LINCOLN' . Neb , Oct. 13. Reports of a daring nnd mysterious railway mall robbery at or near Alliance , In the northwestern party of this state , early this morning were confirmed tonight by Superintendent Duller of Lincoln. Two letter pouches , ono des tined for Lincoln on the enstbound Bur- llngton train , the other for Ulack Hills and Montana points on the westbound were cut open and registered letters and packages of value taken. The robberies were discov ered by the respective mall clerks after leaving Alliance , who promptly notified Superintendent Duller. The amount stolen la unknown , but many letters were taken. The postal authorities are nt work on the case. No suspicion attaches to the postal clerks. Cnrnlinl nt ltcnrlee. BEATRICE , Neb , Oct. 15. ( Special Tele gram. ) Fifteen thousand people In nddl- lon to the city's population attended the lecond annual corn carnival and flower pa rade held here the twenty-four hours end- ng early this morning. The afternoon pa- ado was reviewed by Governor Holcomb , State Treasurer J. B. Meserve and wife , and Commissioner J. V. Wolfe and others rom the state house , a reviewing stand having been erected In front of carnival icadquarters. This event , to which a half dozen prominent citizens have given almost heir entire time and attention for weeks despite the fact this was the big week at Omaha , drew fully 5,000 more people to the city than\ last year. The parade took place n the afternoon and was an hour In pass- ng. The principal features were flower bedecked carriages , floats and a burlesque circus parade. Twelve bands of music headed the various divisions. The evening festivities consisted mainly of a grand street promenade , during whlsh hundreds of bushels of shelled corn were thrown at each other by the thousands who crowded the streets. A band was stationed at each of the principal downtown corners , where concer's were given. The decorations were finer than last year. The attendance from he country was enormous and the special trains were crowded to overflowing. Everyone ono present voted the affair a success. Jtromi ! ! ctn Greene. LOUP CITY. Neb. , Oct. 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) The Loup City opera house was filled today to hear the Joint debate between W. L. Greene and Norrls Drown , candidates for congress of the big Sixth district. The debate was decidedly In favor of Mr. Drown. Mr. Greene lost his temper when questions were asked him from the audience. Mr. Drown produced facts and figures shoeing n a decided way that prosperity was here. He called to mind Mr. Greene's statements made on the stump In 1896 when that gen tleman stated that the prices of the products of the farm woufd never rise without the adoption of the free and unlimited coinage of silver , Mr. Greene In a very forcible way attempted to refute the statement made by his opponent , but the records were against Mm and Brown Improved opportunity to show them up. Munt SIKti the Ccrtlllente. BEATRICE. Neb , Oct. 15. ( Special Tele- giam. ) Judge Lctton on this afternoon handed down his decision in the applica tion of W. H Harris of Crete for n man damus comnelllns G. E. Emery , float rep resentative commltteeman from Gage county to s'cn ' a certificate of the nomination of W. S. Grafton for float representative He crants the writ. Leave to file a motion for a rehearing was granted and the issues will bo < made up and the case taken to the supreme court. The only rullns favoilng the defendant was on the point of the 1'ght of Chairman Grant to vote when n tie was claimed. .Soc'ler "iirleil. SCHUVLER. Nob. Oct. 15. ( Special. ) Lieutenant Hooper of Company 1C , Nebraska Volunteer Infantry , was burled hero Friday afternoon , having died of typhoid fever. The funeral was at the Bohman opera house to accommodate the multitude that attended. U was a military funeral , six commissioned officers from Fort Omaha being pall bearers. A military salute was fired nt the grave. Allen SpenKH n ( Illnlr. BLAIR. Neb. , Oct. 15. ( Special. ) Last evening Senator Allen delivered an address at the opera house. When he opened up there were about 250 people In the house , but when ho closed fully one-fifth of that number had left. His talk was along the line of populist economy. .Soldier Sick. GENEVA , Neb , Oct. 15. ( Special. ) Cor poral Lewis of the Eighth United States infantry , lies at the point of death nt the homo of his relatives , two miles south ol town , where ho has been visiting during his furlough. CANNOT REACHND1AN CAmP AVnter Too ItoiiKh to Mlmi of the Trip to ( he Dear Itlmul Cnnip. ST. PAUL. Oct lr A Walker , Minn. special to the Dispatch fay ? Indian Com missioner Jones and a number of corre spondents arranged to go in the stenmei Vcra today to the battleground off Dear Island and to the hostile camp for a coun cil with hostllcs , but the laXe was rough If on Monday the lake Is In better con dition , the visit will be undertaken. In dians will not confer on Sunday. Mr. Jones wants to make another attempt to persuade old Bug-Mah-Ge-Shlg to surrender. It U generally believed hero that ho will not succeed. The Indians will hold another gen eral council there Wednesday , when a number of hostlles are expected to surren der. Cenernl Ml I en nt St. I'nnl. ST. PAUL , Oct. 15. Major General Nelson A Miles , commander-lii-chlef of the army , with bis staff , arrived today from Omaha During the day he called on Govcrnoi ClouRb , talking over the Indian troubles al Leech Lake. ( oroner lloliln Him Itlninolevn. ST. LOUIS , Oct ! ! > . Private Charles Kenn Company E , Second Mlesouil volun j tcers , who shot and killed Russell , the ncgn dcspollcr of his home , was today nrqulttei by the coroner's Jury after ICES than td minutes deliberation Lust wick Prlvati Kenn Lame hero on furlough from Lexlng ton , Ky. , and found his wife living with : negro , whom he shot In eelf-defense. Prl vate Kenu will be held to await tbo actloi B of Colonel Johnson , assistant rrosecutlni attorney , who will , It Is thought , Issue i warrant tor his detention. rARAlI-F.llas J. of the Stre'ts of All X.v UOMH. died nt .1407 lioyd ( itroet , ngfd . ' jears. Home , Syria. Funeral from Tajs gart's undertaking rooms Sunday at 9.3 a. > n to St Mary's church. Thlrteentl and Williams streets. Interment In llol ; Sepulchcr. A Warm Proposition. 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Easy Terms Easy Terms $15 $ Worth S50 Worth $1,00 a Week , $1,75 a Week , $30 Worth $75 $ Worth $1,50 a Week , $2.00 a Week , Compare Prices Compare Quality WORK OF WEATHER BUREAU Prof. Willis L. Moore Talks of the Service He is Head Of. FOUR OUT OF FIVE FORECASTS CORRECT ttooil Itcooril Mnilo 1 > > the Ollli'lnlN Wlm Inx < > Their Short Time lre- ( MctlollH on ItexultN Adduced lij hoientiile I'roeeMN. I Had the gencial public token advantage of the opportunity offered during the last week to attend the convention of the United States Weather bureau ofllclals , which was held In this city , tt Is possible hat a moro fnvorabFo view would be taken of the work of this important branch of tie government's service. The convention was composed of about seventy-five men who are engaged In the work of taking ob servations of the meteorological conditions unon which the central office at Washington bases Its forecast of the weather. These ' men came from all sections of the country , 'rom the Atlantic to the Pacific , and from the lakes to the gulf. A largo per cent of the officials were joung men and there wns a sprinkling here and there of older men who had spent the greater portion of their lives In the bervlce They were educated fnen , many being well veraed In the sciences. This made their sessions Interesting , espe cially that portion bearing upon the results of the work of the bureau , which In some rases seemed nlmoxt miraculous They were not weather prophets , foi they make no pre tensions to ablfltv to forecast the weather for any great length of time In advance. Their predictions are based upon scientific principles and they nre al a > prcpaied to explain upon what ground u certain predic tion Is made Prof Willis L. Moore , the chief of the bureau , said "We maKe no claim to Infalli bility The forecasts rrade by the bureau are not of general scope where a favorable condition In one locality Is held up as a verification of the forecast They are made for each particular locality anil the faults ilicro must verify or nulMfy the forecast. Yet with this direct application of our work to the community , the records show that we fall In our forecasts but one time in nvo. This is not a had showlnp. In splto of it , however , thuc nre thoao who complain that the work of the huienu Is not reliable. If a rain comes us forecasted , they complain be- CIXUEO thcio was not enough of It If It chould be a heavy downpour they say a flood was not contemplated KM Ntrensth Inerer.xcN. "Notwithstanding these petty annoyances the work of the Wrathcr bureau Is getting a stronger foothold every day. The moro In telligent people are coming to look to It as ono of the great departments of the govern ment. This Is especially true among great land and water transportation companies and the shlppcis and to a proportionate extent among all whose buslnesn Is affected one way or the other by Immediate weather conditions "It has not bcn so long ago when bhlp- owncra scoffexl at the v.-ork of the burca.i , but they were rapid converts and It Is an In experienced sklppe- who will leave port In face of the warning signals of the weather office. These signals ore not only furnished them at the Initial port but at all the points along the const of the lakes where the boat ran put In , that If at any Urns dur ing the course of the voyage a dangerous storm Is threatened shelter may be sought before It is too late * "The weather burvlco In this country has become an object of envy of other nations. A leading scientist of London , at a recent meeting In Toronto , said that the meteoro logical bervlce In the United States was the finest in the world Sections of the llrltlsh empire near enough to this country to un derstand the value of this tervlce have been trying for years to Induce the English gov ernment to enlarge Us service but without success. A particular case of this kind was in the Island of Jamaica. They wanted the service extended to cover the Islands in that group that warnings ot the fearful hurri canes peculiar to that section might bo given for the benettt of the shipping interest. After they had about abandoned hope of se curing the service , Cuba and Porto Illco practically passed Into the hands of this government , and the first step taken waste to establish meteorological stations there. A few days ago the most destructive hurricane In je-xrs wns foretold by the central olflco by twentfour hours. The warning was generally heeded by the people there who had long been wishing for the service nnd the amount of property saved can never bo estimated. \Vln-ii tlio Uurrnu StnrJcil. "Tho Weather bureau was founded In 1870 The resolution calling for Its establishment carried an appropriation of J20.000 , which was to hn used In experimenting with the work. The new department was placed In charge of General Meier , under the super vision of the \Var department. Ho used such of the signal corps men who had served In the rebellion as ho could secure and made drafts from the regular army of other men to supply his needed force. The flrst forecast was made at Chicago early In May , 1S70 , and It announced a low barometer In the Nebraska and Iowa legion , Indicating a storm which would strike the- lakes within twenty-four hours. The forecast proved to bo correct and the bureau made an auspic ious start. "The last regular appropriation made by congress for the woik of the bureau amount- i c.l to about $ : * 0COO and there was Irss opposl- ' tlon to this sum than there was to the orlg- , Inal appropriation of $20,000. Tbo work has I made Its own advocates and If no forecasts ] wcro over made the meteorological statistics gathered during the existence of the bureau and tabulated in convenient form for refer ence have more than paid for the money expended. t ( "Tho bureau was for twenty > rars con nected with the signal service of the army and to the weather man this association w.is ehown to Inimical to the service Efforts to divorce the bureau from the army met with considerable opposition and It was not until 1S91 that the separation WEB made complete. At that time General Greeley , Aha had been nt the head of the bureau , v.ai placed at the head of the army signal tenlco and the Wrathcr buieau was made ? distinct establishment under thu Agricul tural department. Since that time the ad vance has been noticeable and rapid. It Is as free from politics today as is the postal service. "The chciiRo from Uie War to the Agri cultural department brought with It another advantage. The observers were no longer j given mllitaiy titles and were no longer subject to change In stations an Is an army oUlccr. A weather ofHcl.il now remains at a post as long as his work Is satisfactory , or until a promotion takes him elsewhere. This develops within him a local pride and Interest In his work and he gives more at tention to trying to educate the public to the value of the service. "Tho Weather bureau has become a scien tific school. It Is almost essential that a man holding u position In the service , with hope of advancement , must bo educated , I with an rptltudo for study and experiment. Ho must be primarily adapted for the work and bo possessed of a good judgment The bureau sseks to reward all meritorious serv ice and encourages Investigations by Its officers In the line of further discoveries. It Is a field In which thcro U much to learn and the time Is coming when the bureau will bo the- most Important and valuable adjunct t the government. Wo have no faith In lo.ig-tlmo forecasters , but If such a thing Is ever made possible It will be through the Ktudy and researches of men employed In the Weather bureau of the United States. " . ( iliiNM AVorUum on n MrlUe. I 1'ITTSUUmj. Oct. ID. Window glass i plants throughout the United States failed I to Htait the seacon's operations last night. I The nro * v.cro blocl.cd and may bo extln- 1 finished and 15,000 workers , who have been I looklnc forward to a general resumption ou October ID , are forced to remain Idle. The Dtrlko Is for an advance In the wages of the cutters nnd flattened , but IB really the re sult of a fight between Knights of Labor1 and the American Federation of Labor. Tha manufacturers Bay the fires will bo. kept blocked for a reasonable time , when th y will bo extinguished nnd not relighted until they are sure they have a clear and conclsa contract with the workers. GROWTH OF ORIENTAL TRADE Stcnninhlp AReiit Antleipiile * It Will Double. Diirliifc the Coming ; I'l > o Yeum. SEATTLE. Wash. , Oct. 15. D. E. Drown , general agent of the Canadian Pacinc Hall way and Steamship company at Hong Kong , speaking of the growth of trade between this country and the orient , said "Tho trndo of the last nvo years shoufJ bo more than double In the next nvo years , owing In the first Dlaco to the Increased transportation facilities , and in the second place to the close relations that wllf have to exist here after between this country nnd the orient as the result of holding the Philippine ) Islands. Wo are perfectly willing that the United States should hold on to the Philip pine Islands , and when once tbo matter la definitely settled nnd business again In full swing It will not bo long before the com merce of the Pacific will bo ns great as that of the Atlantic ; and especially will this bo the case when the railroads Ehalf open up China to the commercial and Industrial world and make this northwest coast It * landing place. " KxpoNltlon VIxltorM Ituneli ChlriiRO. CHICAGO. Oct. 1C. The train brlnglns tha diplomats find other ( iiBiingihj.i'.a guests of the exposition nacK trom Umana drew into the Wabnsu depot this nfternoon. A sub-committee of the peace Jubilee recep tion committee wa waiting at the station to meet the notable visitors and after the customary greetings the party was driven away in carriages to the Auditorium and other down-town hotels. Major General Miles , who left the partv at Omaha to In vestigate the present condition of the Indian uprising In the northwest , la pxpected to arrive hero tomorrow. Nomination * . ST : LOUIS , Oct. 15. Democrats of tha Eleventh and Twelfth congressional dis tricts held conventions today In this city. Ex-Mayor E. A Noonan was nominated in the Eleventh and Ilobert H. Kern In the Twelfth district. TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST Collier Wenllier ullli IIIKli Wlnil * mill Sncnv In ( lie Wi-xl anil Itiilitn In Kimlern .N WASHINGTON , Oct. 15. Forecast for Sunday For Nebraska Ilnln in eastern ; rain or snow In western portion , followed by clearIng - Ing and much colder ; high northwest winds. For Iowa Rain , much colder by Sunday afternoon ; high southwest , shifting to north- wont winds. For Missouri Rain , cooler In central and western portions Sunday ; much cooler Sun day night ; southeast , shifting to west winds. for South Dakota Clearing and colder ; northwest winds. For Kansas Rain , followed by clearing and much colder ; winds shifting to north- uest. LfOctil Heeiiril. OFFICE OF Till ; WEATIIIUl 11URKAU , OMAHA , O < t. 15 Omaha record of tem perature and ralnfull cnmpartd with cor responding day of the hint throeyearn. . ISO ? 1HD7 l&fi 1MK Maximum tc inperuturo 71 il 6.1 fi7 Minimum temperature M 47 41 : IR Averugo temperature 2 Cii M 62 Rainfall . .0) .00 .00 .CO Record of temneiaturo nnd precipitation at Omaha for thlH day nnd nlnco .March 1 , H98- Normal for the day . 63 HxtesH fur the diy . . . 9 Aieumiilaud excota clncu March 1. . .259 Normal nilnfall for the day . OS Inch I ) ( flcl ncy for thu d iv . M Inch Total rnlnfnll Hlnro Murch 1 2) ) 33 Inclien Deficiency Mnto Miuch 1 .1 61 Inched Deficiency for cor. period. 1337 ,11.01 Inches Excess for tor period , 1MW . T SO Inchei I. . A. WELSH. Local Tori-cast OlIUliU.