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o TOE OMATTA DAILY ttfflfl ; MONDAY , OCTOBER 31 , 1808.
Abuses Practiced by Contractors a Discredit to the Government. IMMENSE WORK OF TRANSPORTING MAILS Ilciiorl ot Hrcwml AwilNtnnt 1'nnlinnn- < cr ( ii-ll.-rnI TrrnlN lnt Ti" < - lnnl > of Hull Trnimpor tation rrolilein. WASHINGTON , Oct. 30 The Immense work of transporting the malts throughout the United States Is dealt with In the annual - nual report of Second Assistant Postmaster General William S. Shallcnbcrgcr , which was made public today. The main feature of the report Is a vigor ous arraignment ot existing star route Shallenbergcr refers to the methods. Mr. present syBtem of speculative bidding for " the govern alar routes as "dlscredltablo to ment. " Ho says the bidders cut a llttlo under the old contract prices and risk being able to BUblet at a profit. The competition results In the greater part of these contracts being awarded at very low rates , the ac cepted bidders or their agents often using valuable contracts from poor and Ignorant men as principals and sureties. The report recites the subsequent steps. saying the subcontractors , If complaining ot greater requirements than they understood , nro threatened with the penalties by the contractors - tractors , or If the subcontractors attempt service with Inadequate equipment fines arc Imposed upon them. Finally , If the sub contractors abandon the routes or the de partment Is compelled to remove them and employ temporary Bcrvlcc , the cost of which Is charged to the contractors , the latter In turn take action against the subcontractors , who may thus lose the llttlo property they have. pill on * Cfiiilrnclopw. "Then there nro the unscrupulous con tractors , " It Is added , "who fall to pay their carriers , which causes hundreds ot claims against the contractors to bo filed In this ofllco and necessitates voluminous corrp. apondenco to get the claims adjusted. Again , there will bo a bidder who , In his eagerness , will make his bids nt rates lower than those for which ho can secure subcontractors There follows a general failure to perform the servlco awarded him and the department Is put to the trouble and expense ot arrane Ing temporary service and relcttlng the con tracts. " The 'conclusion drawn is that the profit to contractors -must lie considerable and If the department could deal directly with the men who do the work the total amount paid by the govcrntn H being put Into the service without any margin to speculative middle men , It would undoubtedly produce better mall service It Is conceded that exclusion of speculative "bidders would Increase the cost to the government and recent examina tions at the request ot congress Indicate the additional cost would bo $1,500,000 , which , however , would go Into effect gradually The belief Is expressed that a considerably larger sum for faster transportation would bo well expended If It resulted In Improved equipment , "as many ot the horses and vehicles now used In carrying the malls present such a dilapidated and disreputable appearance as to be a strong argument in condemnation of the present sjstcm " Legislation Is recommended requiring all such bidders to reside on , or contiguous to , the route cohered or formally agree to per sonally supervise the servlco and authoriz ing refusal to accept bids deemed exces sive. JSimilirr of Hull ItoiitcH. The report shows the number of mall routes at the close of the year was 33,793 , total mileage , 480,161 , and averaging on each route nine trips per week. There were 434,333,691 miles traveled on these routes , costing nlmost $107 per mile of length each , or almost 12 cents per mile traveled. The total annual rate of expenditure for botli routes within the United States and In the foreign mall service was $33,023,454. Discussing Alaska , Mr. Shallenberger nays the mall servlco on the overland route from Juncau toy Tlala to Circle City , provldlnp for letter mall only , was extremely unsatis factory. the contractor falling to render tht required number of trips nnd those per formed were Irregular and unreliable ant ; serious complaints followed. The arrange ment with the Canadian Postofflce depart ment regarding a monthly exchange of Jettm mall between Tlala and Dawson also fel below expectations. To secure regular scr- rice In the 'Alaskan ' Interior relay station ! were established at frequent Intervals alonf the routes and equipped to meet all emer gencies This v\\as attained with the consen of Canada. The establishment of an over land mall route from Cook's Inlet or Prlnci William sound through the Interior to tin Yukon river has been considered but It li not practicable to establish It nt present , The report commends the- use of the pneU' mnUc tubes , but voices regret that In soim respects the tubes are not fully utilized Tin sorvlco In Tloston Is especially cited as oper atlng twenty-ono hours dally and carrylut oil the first-elass mall The New York post master , however , takes the position that I has not been possible to make such redue tlons In thn regular mall wagon trips as 1 was thought would result from Instituting tube service. Service on Hall mill lit Si-a. The I'xpcndltuio to rallioads for mal transportation , ro far as shown bv cccoun statements to September 30 , was $30,449,837 and the estimate 'or railroad transportatloi for the fiscal > ear on I'ng Juno CO , 1900 , 1 $33,275.0(10. ( A dell.-'uicv ' of nea'iy fl.COO.OO In this fiscal > ear for transportation Is proli able. Concerning the railway mall service , th report shows thcio w > re 1"CS miles of tiav ellng postolllces , and recommendation 1 made for a reclassifltatlon of the rervlct legislation requiring newspapo1' publisher to make primary separation of Ihrlr papei nnd periodicals for mailing , requiring posit clerks to wear a badge Instead ot the present ent regulation cap , and for the general cs tabllshment of postal stations In rallroa depots. For ocean mall transportation In the > nca fiscal year $32,1E1.000 Is estimated. Ovt 14,000,000 letters and postal cards have bee distributed In transit In our Intcrnatloui sea postofilces and only lr > 00 errois were n ported. Negotiations aie now pending lool Ing to securing reciprocal benefits fro ] Great Hrltaln In the way of a sea postoftlc on the Cunaril nnd Whlto Star lines In tt near future. Thrne two Kngllsh lines curt a very large amount of mall and will cxtet lvly profit by separation of mall IP. Iran * and the consequent early dispatch and di livery of mall by the harbor boat service : New York. Mr. Shallenberger submits estimates ft hla entire service of $ r. < iOH,000 for ni" year and sajs the estimated e\pendltiiri the present year will he $51,215,738 Speel : recognition Is given to the courage at ; faithfulness of the postal clerks and otlu officials who during the yellow fever ep domic In the south remained at their post EUmuLite the k to much , rouse the liter , curu billons- DCJJ , hraulauhe , illzzlnrss , our itumarti , ronitlmtlnii , te. 1'rlc * S5 c nt . bold _ , . TV * coljr 11 U Ulu with * xl' Mr Shallcnbergcr also submits n special report on the Investigation recently con. eluded by him In Great Hrltalti , Trance ana Germany Into the character nnd cost of thclt railway mall transportation. He says the average distance nftull Is carried by rail roads here Is three times creator than In Great hrltaln ; the- United States carries Ictiblc the number of pieces of mall mattci- of nil clasBes Great Ilrltnln does , has over 10,000 morn postomccs and 3'J cents greato IIT cnpltn expenditure for malls. The pos. al system of Franco Is not equal to the L'nlted States In many respects. In Ger- nany , as In France , the railroads arc largely inder government control and the German system of parcels post , pneumatic tube Bervleo and telephone brnnrh of the service ire L'upeclally commended. Dr null's Cough Syrup Is recognized ns the greatest lung remedy. Price , 25 cents. DISCUSSES NATIONAL ISSUES Ux-Prmlilrnt lliirrlnon Dfcllnr * lo Tiikf t'nrt In Stntc CnniiinlKii CoiiiiHi'ln Io > nll > to Hit * .Nation. INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Oct. 30 Chairman Hernly ot the republican state committee recently invited ex-President Harrison to lake part In the campaign. The ex-president lia sent Mr. Hernly n letter. In which , after saying that Important legal business will occupy bis time for several wecka , he dis cusses national questions as follows : In New York , where I was recently , the i mocratlc party has pushed aside the free silver question and.Is . nmklng a campaign upon the theory tliat national Issues , and especially the free silver question , are not nvolvcd. In Indiana the case Is quite dlf- 'erent. ' The democratic party hero has af- Irmed with emphasis the Chicago platform of 189G and In our own district I understand the democratic candidate for congress Is strongly urging upon the people the Issue of free silver colnago at the ratio of 16 to 1. Now' , whatever may bo the case In New York , here a democratic success would dls- .Inctly Bet forward and strengthen the pro- laganda for free silver coinage. In Now York many gold democrats who affiliated with the republican party In 1896 are saying that the silver Issue Is not Involved , but ncn of that faith certainly cannot say BO In Indiana. It seems to mo that It would be a llstlnct setback for the cause of honest money and a distinct Injury to the state of [ ndlana If , In a year so prosperous as this , a majority of our people should vote for the 'reo coinage of silver. Honest money demo crats , who have hoped that that Issue might not meet them again In n democratic na tional convention , will help to make Its ap pearance there If they aid In securing a democratic victory In Indiana this year. The apparent settlement of the question In 189C helped Immensely to bring the prosperltj which wo now enjoy , to glvo confidence to capital nnd to secure work and wages In good money to the worklngman. These classes were awakened then to the vital im portance of this Issue and responded with an overwhelming negative It would bo an unpleasant thing to contemplate If. while in the cnjojment of the fruit' " of that victory any of those who supported the cause of Bound money In 1S1G should now , cithet riom lethaigy or pique or through the In- Ilucnce of minor questions , be led either ac- tlvtly or passively to give their aid to the revival and perpetuation of thla disturbing Influence I cannot understand why anv republican In the state should withhold either his Intii- ! [ > nco or his vote from the republican ticl et Small differences as to the details of ad ministration and Binaller differences growing out of peisonal disappointments should be put utterly asldo Another consideration , I think , should ittongly influence the voters of the stnte The nation went Into a war with Spain , sup- poited by the lojal sentiments of the great majority of our people of all parties . as felt that ns to Cuba thcio wan a distinct call upon the United States to Interpose for the ending of Spanish cruelties and mlsgov- ernment there. The firing lines have been withdrawn nnd our ships are largely in our own harbors , after achievements ! on land nnd sea that have given Increased f.vne to A'njr- ) Ican arms ; but cur foreign iclatlons are still acute and unsettled and the appeal to which the response vvn BO gen erous and non-partisan nt the beginning ot the war to stand by our own country nnd Its executive and administrative officer- should still bo felt nnd responded to. Our election results should not give , or even seem to give , encouragement to those who would find in our discords and divided counsels their advantage. Our British cou sins have the good habit of standing by when their nation Is conducting delicate nnd Irri tating foreign questions. Very truly yours , BENJAMIN HARRISON. Slmll AVc Kr < * p llir VhllliiiilnoMT Public opinion si divided as to the wisdom of keeping the Philippines. Wlso statesmen are found on both sides of the question. "Public opmlon , however. Is all one way In regard to the wisdom of even body keeping their health. For this purpose Hosteller's Stomach Bitters si widely used This medl- eJne Is both preventatlvo and euro for malar ial fevers , stomach disorders , torpid liver and Impure blood. It Is agreeable to weak stomachs and soothing to the nerves. STRANGE MURDER OF A HERMIT Violent Dcntli of Dccciiti le IMIIUO Mct- 011 , Who AViiN Worth rifty TllOIIHUIlll llOlllll-M. SPRINGFIKLD , 'Mass. , Oct. 30. Isaai Stetson , a hermit , ivas found dead la tin woods near his homo In the vicinity o : Waconah Palls , having been p-obably mur dored. An autopsy performed today shnwet that Stetson had been shot down and tha death was Instantaneous. Stetson was known to have had consider' able money In his hut , but time was noth Ing to Indicate that the place had beet rilled. Stetson was an eccentric charade : nnd was well known all over the county. O late years ho has lived alone about a mill and a half from the nearest neighbor. Ii the days when the tannery and * Iron work ; were in full blast in Cheshire he made i fortune which he had since Invested In rca estate and securities. It Is estimated tha he was worth about $50,000. To SlnUc lour Home llapiy Use "Garland" Stoves nnd Ranges. FIRE RECORD. rin > Dni'N ! ? -I , ( ) ( ) ( ) DnniiiKO , BOMBAY. Oct . .0. A great fire In Scrlna gur , one of the capitals of Cashmere , In th vale of Cashmere , destroyed all the publl buildings and many residences ycsterdaj One man was killed. The damage Is cstl mated at 10 lakhs ( $500.000) ) HYMENEAL i fttne. BLAIR. Neb. . Oct. 30. ( Special. ) t Grant Allen and Mies Olga Case , daughte ot Mrs. S. O. Haller , vvero married at th urldo's home In Blair Wednesday cvenlnt Only a few outside the many relative were present. I'P.NSIONS KOIl WiSTiil.V VU'mil.VN ! Siir\l > om of ( hi * Civil Wiir Uriuein lilTfil by the Cov frnniciit. WASHINGTON. Oct 30 ( Special. ) Per blons bavo liecu Issued ns follows. Nebraska Orllnal ( Ospar Soules , Tecl hum , $ S. Helsstto and Increase William 1 W Campbell , Trumbull , JS to JI2. lrlgln ; Wldomi , etc. Special , October I' * Ulsle 13U inoud , Norfolk. Iowa. Original Special , October 20 Jut son A. Hand , DenUan , } G , Orrln E Davl Alton , 115. Additional Enoch Mocrmai Uludeu. $1 to JG. Supplemental Gcort lloufililaiid. VulasUI , JG , Increase Wllllai V Ware , LIvlnRstan. ? 1J to JH Orlglm Widow' etc. Minors of Henry W. renfleli Denleon. f2. Colorado Original Warner A. Hoot , Dor ver , Jii Orlfilual Widow , etc. Mnrle L Va dez de Saudmal , Wcstou. JS. Wyomlni ; : Orlglctl Stephen Shaw , Heel , $8 Montaua : Original WiJows , etc. Mnry 1 Coovelr. Virginia City. S ; Nellie ltc.Ka < den. I'oivderrUle , JS. GOOD CAMPAIGN GOES WRONG Popocrats Find Themselves Wilting Like a Bunch of Cattle. TWO CHANGES OF FRONT ARE NOTED Original INNIIC * AlillllllolKMl for it Hilli- c , \VlilMi ln'I.nlrr lriiiifL | | for mi lilt-it that "So One I'n > Attention To. LINCOLN , OcU 30. ( Special. ) The state campaign , which will draw to a close In a llttlo over a week , has In many respects been different from any former political struggle In this state. The fusion party started out to make a campaign on the Hartley and Moore Issup. but later changed the talk and Issued circulars shop Ing how much they themselves had not stolen from the public treasury. This at o.nco put them on the defensive , and the explanations that they have been compelled to make In all parts ot the state have been very embarrassing , and have killed all the popocratic enthusiasm that other > vlso might have been stirred up It Is no > v certain that the voters of the atato who deserted the old political parties a few years ago on account of some principle that they believed In cannot be enthused this jear by olllceholders who use all the time boasting of tlic-lr honesty and devote none to the discussion of political principles. The fusion managers have finally discov ered that there Is something wrong with their campaign , and a desperate effort Is be ing made to change the Issue to something that the people of the state do not under stand so well. It was for this purpose that George Fred Williams was Imported Into the state with his speech about a. new currency bill. IiijrolN ll ZMV INMIIC. According to Williams this bill Is one of such monstrous Iniquity that the crime of ' 73 was a minor misdemeanor compared with It. Now all of the fifth-rate political speakers In the fusion party are rushing about over the state talking about the "Infamous cur rency bill , " although none of them pretend to ha\e e\er seen a copy ot the bill , or to be In any manner acquainted with Its pro visions. They are not even sure that It has been introduced in congress , but they are certain that orders have been Issued from headquarters to drop stats Issues and talk currency bill. It Is a plain admission that state Issues were getting too hot to be handled with comfort by the sham reform ers , and that some new and fearful Issue must be Invented to prevent a stampede of the voters. Speakers who two weeks ago talked of nothing but "what we saved" are now devoting all the power of their lungs to the denunciation of President McKinley In his conduct of the war , and to an In definite and hjstcrlcal discussion of the Im aginary currency bill , all being done in imi tation of Oeoigo 1'rctl Williams. During the last week the fusion managers have Issued the inevitable ciicular lett r to their strikers over the state announcing that Hark Hanna has emptied a fabulous amount of money Into this state to assist the re publicans in winning the election , and that at the list moment fusion voters are to be bought bv the wholesale. This letter , a copy of which has found Its way to the re publican headquarters , Is causing fame amusement from the fact that the state cam paign Is 'being ' run more economically than ever before whgre a full state ticket was to be elected Where In past campaigns It was sometimes jiecessary to use' hionej to get effective -work dine by commlttcdmert and speakers this year the same work' is per- foimed by" those who are Inspficd by o , AtrIotlc desire to see that the McKlnlcy 4-rfnlnlstiatlon and'Us conduct at the war Is endoiscd. * Troubleof Tliclr ( Mm. The state officials are having their troubles and there are a number of subjects that they are compelled to dodge. The purchase ot butterlne for state Institutions after a law was passed making the article contraband Is one of the questions that they avoid The prison labor contracts , the recount fraud , Uio copperhead record , the railroad pass record and the starving of the Homo for the Trlcndless are subjects that cause no cm ! ot worry and which none of the 'reformers' dare to discuss before an .audience. It Is no wonder that they are trjlng to shift the issue to the discussion of same bill that the people never heard of before. The bomb thrown Into the c.amp by A , E. Sheldon , supposed to be one of their OWE fellows , has caused much consternation among the fuslonists. In asking for election to the legislature Sheldon has Issued a cart that gives as one of his claims on the public that ho "wrote the minority report agalnsl the unseating of the Douglas county delega tion" In the last legislature. These cards were Issued for local distribution , but tht publication of the "reason" placed thereon by Mr. Sheldon Is doing the fusion pirtj much harm In other parts of the state where the sham reformers were doing all they could to have the outrage agalnsl Douglas county forgotten. Poynter Is belnn called upon so often tt explain his connection with the .stock yard. and to tell why ho killed the rcapportlon- ment bill In the 1891 session that his cam paign Is becoming a nightmare and it Is sale that ho Is glad when only a small crowd at tends his meetings , as the danger of umuar- lasslng questions are thus lessened. It Is no- tlced , however , that he Is of late staylnf away from the counties that were the mosi Injured by the failure nt the legislature tt IPSS the apportionment bill. Since the pub' Icatlon of the record showing the promlnen part he took In killing the hill , I'ojliter doe : not care to form a very close ncn.ualntanei with the Injured counties. With the republicans the campaign is pro greasing In an entirely satisfactory manner The crowds at their meetings are grovvini a gcr and mo o entbu lastic as the can pa g ; Condensed Milk HAS NO EQUAL AS AN INFANT FOOD. k "INFANT HEALTH"SENT FREE ON APPLICATION. NEWftPtt CoMDEHSCD MILK CO.IIY BUY THE GENUINE SYRUP OF FIGS BY . . . CALIFORNIA F1Q SYRUP CO. rr-NOTE THE NAME. movrn along , nnd tlicro IB every evidence that the MSlde nro going to turn down the sham reformers nnd vote for the ticket that will uphold , , tbo McKinley mlmlnlstrntlon It a large vote , Is cast this year the republicans feel sure pi , a jrlctory. Thrift ) ' t'ltliinttiiift. COLUMDtig- . , Oct 30 ( Special ) U there arofHtll ) any doubtlni ; Thomases In the land they have only to visit Columbus to find a bnsniliR. busy little city with em ployment lo'oldfig labor , Instead of labor seeking employment , ns hns been too long the case , ncslde the new (25,000 High school nnd the new system of sewerage that Is be ing put In hcfe there nro In course of erec tion two brick business buildings and two fine new residences , which will cost from Ji.500 to $4.000 each. All kind of skilled labor Is In demand. There la also a dally Inquiry In town for help to husk the corn crop and farmers arc taking out men when ever they can find them , ( 'luirnril nltli COUTMI1US , Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special. ) C. H. McN'eal of Crcston , In the northern part of the county , was brought In yesterday and arialgned before County Judge Hoblson ou a charge of bigamy. Ho fmulshed a recognizance In thu sum of $500 and the hearing was coutiuucd until November 11. The complaint sets forth that McNeal wna married In 1810 to Miss Mollle Thompson at Lexington , 3Io. On the llth of last Sep tember ho was married hero by Judge nobl- son to Ml s Annie Koll of Salt Lake City , and they have since resided In the village of Crcston The Missouri wife Is here ready to appear against him. McNeal claims that it Is a malicious prosecution , > iMt IliinU for . NEMOH , Neb , Oct 30 ( Special. ) The olllclals of the Klrst National bank of O'Ne'll have arranged to open a bank In Nellgh und will commence buslneta next Monday. It Is hoped that the stockholders of the Nollgh bank will make the contemplated arrange ment for the payment of depositors nnd cither resume business or fiyuldnte Its In debtedness without severe financial loss. No Rtatcnicnt of the condition of the closed bank has jet been made public. The appoint ment of a receiver may bo made nt any time. lliiirnlo ( ( iinii ) 'IVm-lKT * . SHKLTON , Neb. , Oct. 30 ( Special ) The annual meeting of the Buffalo County Teachers' association was held here Satur day. Teachers from all paita of the county were In attendance. Addresses were made by Prof 1'nul ( Joss of the Shelton schools , Miss Ella I'axton of the primary department , Mlsw Molllo V. 1'rlcc , Misn Jessie Stehblns , Cora Foreman and S. D. Nixon , principal of the ( ilb'on schools. Horace T. Larson , county superintendent , was present and as sisted. vn | , - ! , tit OaMnml. OAKLAND , Neb , Ot. 30 ( Special ) lion T. Ij Matthews addressed n Hrgo iuidlen-i ! af tile opera house last night HP t\pli'ned ' the circulars sent out fiom the popocratic hpJdijparters and enlightened the people as to the Methods of the so-called reform party.JUls speech was free fiom perionalltlrg. lp has imny warm friends in I'ush coujity and will get a good majorltj Bush county' ill , fall in line as heretofore with Its regular , republican majority. Slllilll .tu7llMHT ( Itt I'llltlKllKIUIIl. I'LATTSloUTji. Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special ' Telegram ) A sn'iall audience gathoied in \ \ bite's hall las't night to hoar the popocrat so pel CApoyuded , by Treasurer Mcserve and Cd I' Smith. Tl e campaign In thla county Is very .waim-il : ! Indications pointing to hcavj repujlicai ) ninjorlUfs. .The Oght on the county.tlc t Is the hardest on senator. Judge Newell Vcomlnt ; In for big gains. ln \ iiloii I'nplflr. Oct. CO. ( Sp clal. ) n. C. Harris , who has b n superintendent of the Blacl : Hllla division of the Klkhorn for many j-eara , too * his departure from this city last night for Cheyenne , Wyo , where he goes to assume the position of general su perintendent of th Wyoming division of the Union Pacific. Mr Harris was one of the most popular nnd energetic superintendents who ever had charge of this division. ( "orn Uii OAKLAND , Neb , Oct. 30. ( Special ) Corn huiklng has begun and from three to four teams aie found la every corn Held The yield will be far larger than expected , ranging from forty to sixty bushels per acre. The quality of the corn Is very good. Farmers are losing many hogs from the hog cholera. Worlc. CHADRON. Neb. , Oct. 30. ( Special ) After one of the most successful conventions in Itn history the Epworth league of the Northwest Nebraska conference closed Its annual convention In this city this week to meet next July In Hemlngford. The pro gram was replete with addresses and papers on subjects pertaining to npworth league work. I'o > n T ill Sjrnt'iiMo. SYRACUSE , Neb. , Oct. 29. ( Special Tele gram. ) Mr. 1'oynter and Mr. Manahan spoKe hero this afternoon. Not much in terest was mnnlfes'ed. The hall was about two-thirds full at the beginning , but a verj slim attendance faced the gubernatorial can didate as he closed his rcmaiKs. Me I'nil ( ill ! nt SniitliiKO. OUAPTON. N < = b , Oct. 30 ( Special 1 Tred roster , a re'gular who was In the fight at Santiago , came home Thursday from Huntsville , Ala , on n twentj-day fuilough ALL CLAMORING FOR OFFICE Cuban Problem in most Vexatious Phases Been by Military Governor Wood. COMIC OPERA CHARACTERS IN MANZANILLO lnrt ( Aililcc'M from Mi 11(11 ( Crtir ilct .Sur , MrollnnI'laiu * of Ciiliuti A MCIIll > t ) , Sll ) HIIN J\ot Arrived. MAN2ANILLO. Oct. SO The \lslt of General - eral Leonard Wood , governor of the mili tary department of Santiago , has been In strumental In bringing nil the elements among the Cubans to the front. No fewer than 2,000 Insurgents , of whom 500 nro ofll- cers , want'ofrice , and their clamor amounts to a demand" . There nro two leading factions , one nettled by ( General Jesus Ilabl anil the other by ( icueral lUoa. At present most of the olllces are held by representatives of the Ilabl fac tion , 'Including the mayoralty and the cus tom house Inspectorships General Wood , In order to pacify the Ulos faction , hns given them six positions oh the rural police force and turned over to om of their people the lighthouse at Cape Cruz , together with sev eral other minor appointments Hut neither party Is satisfied , ench thinking that It ought to have all the ofilces. General Hloa does not dare express his opinion publicly of Gen eral Habl but he feels that this Is his dis trict , as he has had the nominal charge of It for three years , anil that It ought to be long to him so far as appointment * of Cu bans to olllce are concerned and all the more so because he represents General Callxto Garcia. The majority of the insurgents here have no money ami go about ll\lng from hand to mouth and wondering what will happen next. Armed men arc not allowed rations , As the Cubans will not tllsbind and will network work , nothing remains for them but to strut about the city with machetes and revolvers foiiilcOpirn I'linrm'UTN. Some of them are- nearly naked , other ap pear In long-lepgcd patent leather boots with slher spurs , carrying superbly wrought To ledo machetes A few wear Immaculate white suits and Panama hats These arc for the most part the New York contingent , each man now a veritable bombastcs furloso. Kxcepthen he Is on board the gunboat Hist , which brought him hero , General Wood Is besieged by these sej-kers for olllce Among the interviews he has had was one with Gtncral Hlos , who wanted the ma > or of Manzanlllo one of Ilnbl's faction dis missed and his own man appointed to the majoralty General Wcol asked on what grounds the dismissal could be sustained lie said "Is not the major a competent oHli-or' " General Woods asked "lias he not an ex cellent reputation1' Did he not serve bravely and effectively throughout the war' " To11 of this General lllos replied In the alHrmatho , but he Insisted that his own nominee was entitled to the position because he was a Hins man The interests of the city and the losalitj were nnparently minor consideration In the mind of the Cuban com mander lint this appears to be the case everwhere among the Cuban Insurgents General Wood and Colonel 1'ettlt regard the outlook as lather discouraging. Still they hope that some means may soon be found to break up the Cuban army The members of the rank and Hie are anxious to go to work , but the leaders refuse to al low them to do so , and the men do not dare to do so , , as they would certainly bo shot If captured General Wood Is hoping that the other towns he will visit In his trip around the province will not present the same vexatious conditions as pre\all here , where the Cuban problem la presented in a very difficult form , the nibst difficult he has jet encountered. CnlillltN Coiuiit'llfil to Olit'j. Jt was necessary to send a detachment of the Fourth Immune regiment under a ser geant to theHigney plantation In order tc compel the armed Cubans to allow men tc work there. The undertaking , however , proved successful and 00 men are now ins ularly employed. The latest advices from Santa Cruz del Sur , the meeting place of tne CuL&n assem bly , do not report the arrival there ot Gen eral Maximo Gomez , but there are persistent rumors that the friends of Gomez , vho are delegates to the assembly , T,111 endeavor to embarrass General Calixto iJarcia nnd his supporters. Lieutenant Young and he oUlecrs of the Hist have been most enthusiastically wel comed here bj the Cubans , who arc grate ful for the help many 'Imu3 extended to them. The gallant little ooat during the war was as much an object cf love to the Cubans along the coast as of fear to the Spaniards It was quite a * well known to both pirtles as the New York city hall Is to the residents ot the metropolis. Lieu tenant Young has formally claimed , on be half of the United States n ivy , the wrecks of the Spanish gunboats that went ashore or were sunk bj' the Unltol States gun boats in the memorable engagement off Man zanlllo on July 1 , last After a final conference , \l'h Colonel I'eltlt regarding management of the district. General Wood left for Santiago at noou to- daj on Loan ! the Hist. You invite ilis ppoiiitrnent wlen yon c\ peiiment DeVdtt's Little Hnil.v HlEurs are pleasant , cas > , thorough little pills. They euro constipation arid sick headache just as sun * ay you tal'e them. If You Would Be- A ill-email ti policeman a mailman n motorman or any kind of a man that must work out of doors you can't alToi il to pay moro limn $ U " > ( ) for your * > hoen when that irionpy will buy a genuine Goodyear w I'll * ! ? floe from DroU Shoo- man A heavy , double extension sole with good plump uppers the Ideal winter shoo for ou lyur wear , keeps the feet dry and warm * as leather can Tills Is not a shoddy shoe because Its only b-M that's our way of pilcelng shoos. Drexel Shoe Co. , * Omalm'M Uji-lu-ilnte Shoe llouae. 1419 TAUNAM STllKEF We Sell Everything- That should bo sold In n well regu lated hardware store and wo sel hit the kind of prices that makes friends but right now at the beginning of cool weather wo'ro moro Interested hi the selling of stoves than anything c'.se not any knd of a stove lint the "Jewel" stove the greatest of them all our line now is complete with all the different sizes of "Jewel" hot blast oaks Jewel base burners Jewel cook stoves and .Towel steel ranges they are worth see ing and you should sec them. A. C. Raymer , WE nnuvnti YOUH I'UUUIIASE. 1514 Farnam Street. WHERE HELPS } fyicanre/ff/mp//ciffyfw * OTHCRI of this tonic to stlvo you the now strength of FAIL which you are sadly in need after a epoll of sickness.-Possesses the greatest nourishing and goothingqualitlooof malt and hopsand Is a NON-INTOXICANT. AU oauoaiiTt. VAL.BLATZ BREWING Co , MILWAUKEE , U S.A. For Sale by Folcy Bros. , Wholesale Dealers. HI2 Douglas SireeI. Omaha , Neb , Tel. JOB ) \ MIDWAY ATTHACTIOINS. _ , Guaranteed to be a the best show ever prculticcd at any I'xpositlon. AMLMIMUVI'S. jff Cor. llfi Sin and iW Hornsf Sti Telephone 2317. Lentz & Williams. Props , and Hera. W. W. COLE. Act. aianucer. lcoiiuncncin r < SUNDAY KMillY I1AY. AIM II ) K tllV llt'Ht Nil01V III Olllllhll. The diminutive comedian assisted by the clever .soubrute Miss Alnitlo Nil hols , I're- hentlng their little comedy , "Tho Actress inel the Hell Itoj ' Miss IVarl lllght-The American Anna ' Held Muxinllllon nnd Shields Kntu ka- ' bout Comedians Del S.iboR Senutitlonul ' Aerlalists McCnbe anil Cinmelt Comedy ' Sketch Tuuu Loroj nnd Mortis-Comedy , [ Jar Act llownrd Tile Singing and Danc ing Comedians. Xislta Modem Mephlsto of Magic. itiriti > iiMivrs Matinee * i 30 Nights 8 30 Tickets 25c , and 5 < > e. 1'AXTON & iliinne rs Tel 19)9. ) Tonight 8:15. The greateot nnd quaintest of all Swedish coined } sensations. Yon You son TIM : 111:1 : oiti > niu : VKP.II. A perfect production in every detnll. A company of greut merit. A carload of scenery I'rlfCM , iir.c , r.dr , T.'f , SI. DO. 1 BOYD'S ' THEATRE It MBI ! < N , Slltnnlnj SlutIIKM- , Wednesday , Thursday , Nov. 2-3 , The biggest yet ' 1 wo continents eiulor-ic it. 25 people 5 horses. Great IIui < tin Scene. Combat on Horseback. Explosion. The Creip-hfnn I rax" > tt * " " 'KM AJIC VlOlgllUUU ] Manactr * . Tel. UIL O. U. Woodward , AniUbomcnt Director. TOM t ; IIT , Ml. . rut : ivoomvAiiii STOCK co. PHEPHNTINO Soi-clul l < > nliir < CM ! P.TTi : . Itiliii' ! > < l lllo , ilOr , U- t hiiniiiij ntoM IIOTIL..S. THE MILLARD I3thand Douglas Sts. , O in aim -AMKUICAN ANI > EUROPEAN CENTIXAL.LY LOCATED. J. K. MAUItUI. , t .SON , Prnn * . j < % f fctJI * ' " ' ' JQTIY/FQ / ' 'VSSr The OHiTePS i7 fle r Co.J # On 1 LO the Strain ) * * c i MI nt iti.it * ir.i CNIWW * "UcM inil : l.llMrnIrtM ixiiiiiii 7ir : , ( rixhnr Hook Tvpmvrlti r ( Jo ) Her Gr.intl lintel until Nov. 3rd. MIDWAY ATTIIACT10AS. TEA 6ARDEN CURIO STORE § COOLEST AND 2 O FINEST PLACE. 5 § North of WuiicHall , E.Midway. § W Don't fall to tnke n , rlrto on GRIFFITHS' ' SCEfilO RAILWAY on the MIDWAY , and see a representation of the BATTL13 OP MANILA In the Great Tunnel The patent right for theao roll- vva > a In any pait of the United Staten for bale by J. A. Grillltlia , at hla offlc * on tha Midway. till Show on the Midway. Ride the Camel. Sro tinFir. . . , Duncinc Girls , ot MICI'lirlH U A bcuitlful vvuman lloutlni ; In the air , overcoming the law of gravitj 1.2 1ST MIDWIY TIM : 1'ii.Kii < . ' msTuuiKS. B The btst show over produced at an Q n Exposition four great attractions : ra * Ishmael , the famoiiH Hindoo Maul-1 ! I clan , "Lunettes" the Mystery of the IJ Air , a wonderful hypnotic production , n "She ; " "La Hello Sollkn1 In the a Danclnc Girl Illusion Continuous n lierfoimance n M PUBLIC SALE Uniler the nuniiU'CH of ( he T. M. .t I. niiinNltlon , ninny of tlir 1MI.VT- IMIS noHhoMii In ( he. . . . FINE ARTS BUILDING trill be onvrril nt puliHc mile be- Tuesday , Nov. 1 , 1898 at 2 and 8 p. 111. , ) In Hie I'M IKArlH HnllilliiK- tli < > i\- Iionltlon. Coiniilvlc * KUIII nuty of aii- ( licullfUy nnil KCIIIIIII'III | > NN ivlll lie Klveu to Piieli iiiiri'liiiMur. liHc ( iirliM-H > i > ry Ion. A IUMV diiNM for mlnllH Mill ! > < - Kl nt Moriiinl'N on Tin-Niliiy , AonilMr 1. nt H p. in , II ! II-M- NOUN. I.mill's , ( < ( ! ; Ki'Hllonu-n , ! < S. hi-iiNoii cilil I UK nit 31" } i $ ! < * > . ( lillilreii Sntniilii ) 1 < ) 11. in. , U or I | i. in. I'liiiMirail , iivMi > H OJICMl , Wo surprise ovi'rylinily wltli our 1m- mouse showing of nll-rc-uly fnuucil jili-- tin Oh liiivo the walls of our now piano loom row-roil with thi'in sonii' of llu o mo juiced at less than the Iramos would cost faomo nio not but , taking tlifiii all tojrothi-r , the prlcos v\o h.ivo matlf mo such that yon anil your trlonds ran al- foul to add a new pk-tuti' to your homo JM > I Imps you lnuo a plctim- that nrt'ds framing--wo fnimo Uocp a foioo busy all the tlmo at onr Irani stii-ft factory our reasonableness In charges Is what makes thn business so large -all the late up-to-dato mouldings to Delect fiom. A. HOSPE , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. Dainty Woman Kmploys every linnost aid to enhance her t'harniH ptopoily BO HO perfumerrt all over the wet Id bend their energies to the manulacturo of cologne oxtractH esscni'e.s-and sachet po\\duis for her delectation Wo have almost everything you can think of in that line nnd sell It In bulk- already bottled or In small qualities We Invllo the ladles to call and see our stow Wu have polite and painstaking clerks that delight In showIng - Ing the goodu we have for wile. TheAloe&PenfoldCo l.nrermt lletnll Uruir llouac. J4W Farnam Street. Paxlcn UoUL