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K. HOHKWATHll , Editor.
Dally lire ( without Hurtday ) . One Yoar..J8.W
Daily Uee and Sunday , One Year KM
HU Months . . 4.W
1'hreo MonthH , ' .UO
Hunday Uee. One Ye.ir 2.W
Saturday Hee , Ono Year l.M
Weekly I3w , Ona Year C5
Omaha : The Bee Hulldlnc.
South Omuha : Singer Ulock , Corner N
and Twenty-fourth Streets.
Council lilufra : lOl'eatl Street.
Chicago omte : Stock Exchange Bldg.
New York : Temple. Court.
Washington : 601 Fourteenth Street r
All communications relating to news and
editorial matter should he addrussel : To
tha Editor.
All business lettcra nnd remittances
should bo nddr g ed to The Bee Publishing
Company , Omaha. Drafts , checks , express
and postofllce money orders to be made
payable to the order of the company.
State of'Nebraska , Douglas County , S3. :
George B. Tzschuck , secretary of The Bco
Publishing company , being duly sworn ,
lays that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally , Morning ,
EVenlng nnd Sunday Bee , printed during
the month of October , 1S93 , was as fol
lows :
1 20.OUO 17 U.'i.HUS
2 18 23,0(13
3 . . ' . ,110 19 2II.5HU
4 . 2.-.810 20 U5,27H
5 . 2.iu : 21 23 , I3
6 . 2.-i,474
7 . n.i < ! . - ,
8 . i7tU :
D . V--MT
10 . uri , s
11 . 11,007
12 . ! t 1,012
13 . : ilOI8
14 . , . . . .27U4M
15 . 1. . . .2(1,7-10 (
ic . 2 < > , : ioo
Total . Hlfil ( S
Less unsold and returned papers , . 17,8S.'J
Net total average . . . 7U7,273
Net dally average . 23,718
Sworn to before mo and subwcrlbed In my
presence ! this 31st day of October , 1&9S.
N. P. FEIL ,
Notary Public.
The storm Is nn urgent reminder to
those who have plenty to remember the
poor on Thanksgiving day.
The soldier boys who arc eating
tropical fruit and waving palm leaf fans
at Manila are In position * to offer their
condolences to friends and relatives who
have been left behind.
Denver has decided not to wait until
the first of the year to adopt good reso
lutions , but Is now proceeding to close
up Its gambling houses. Such adjuncts
are not necessary to a live town.
Foremost among things for which Ne
braska has to give tlmnus in the year
1898 Is the certainty that it will be repre
sented at Washington by two republican
United States senators after March 4 ,
John W. Kceley , the deceased In
ventor , Is said to have left the secret re
garding his motor with his wife. The
principal secrct.about tha motor , how to
make It work , Kceley never seemed to
possess. '
The supreme court having knocked
out the entire charter provision relating
to the police board , insurance agents
and tobacco venders may again xasplre
to the positions of honor and trust on
the commission.
Omaha people need not think the
\vcathcr man gave his recent perform
ance for their sole benefit. Reports
from over the country Indicate that the
reputation of some other places ns win
ter resorts suftorud Just as severely.
Every sudden cold snap Is the signal
for numbers of lire's arising from over
heated pipes and defective Hues. The
exercise of a little precautionary com
mon sense Is worth several times the
money collected on tire Insurance poll
The Filipinos greatly resemble the
mall boy when he tlrst discards knee
pants they object to being called chll
dren. General Merrltt has ruined his
chances of ever holding an elective olllco
in the prospective new possessions by his
remark. _
The making of a United States eerm
tor ought not to occupy more than two
weeks of the legislative session. The re
mainder of the time should be devoted
to giving the people salutary legislation
to do away with abuses , prevent impend
lug evils and Insure the permanency of
There Is no good reason why the
transit facilities of a city like Omaha
should break down completely nt the
first storm of the season. We are bound
to have storms of greater or lesser severity
verity every year , and they can and
should bo provided for by the street
railway company.
Omaha managed to get along through
the whole exposition without greatly In
creasing Its hotel accommodations of the
llrst class.That , however , does not
temper the pressure for a new fireproof
hotel structure planned and built after
the most modern style and conducted on
a scale equal to the best.
L The Spanish typewriter has gone back
to Its old habit. The governor of the
portion of the FBlllpplues supposed to be
In the possession of the Spanish cheer
fully announces that the rebellion has
been suppressed. He thoughtfully adds
a postscript to the effect that the rebels
are besieging several towns and that the
Spanish garrison at Hello has made BL-V
eral sorties and most of the soldiers got
back alive.
Naturally the owners of the other two
bridges that span the Missouri nt
Omaha would prefer to have the East
Omaha brtdgo remain Idle and liiacces
Bible for years to come. The Interest
of the people of Omaha , however , Is
against having any Investment of home
or eastern capitalists prove a dead prop
erty , and so far as they are concerned
three bridges In active use are far bet
tor than two actively operated and 0110
crippled to
When the oHlce of United States comn
mlislonur of railroads was created the
primary object was to e/Mabllsh / n bui
reati for the supervision of railroads In
which the United States had a direct Interest -
terest by reason of land grants and bond
The tlrst commissioner of rallroadi
was so fully Imbued with that view of
his functions that he made rucoinmcnda-
tlons of radical changes In the auditing
of Pacific railroad accounts and Indulged
In severe strictures upon their manage
ment Within twelve months after his
report had been submitted to congress lie
was converted to dlfferent'Vlcws by 1-e-
land Stanford nnd soon annexed by the
Central I'aclllc as one of Its oiliclal llx-
lures. Up to the time of the enactment
of the Interstate commerce' law his suc
cessors lu olllce were carefully selected
from among men known to bo not an-1
tngoulstlc to the Pnclllc railroads. j
Since the Interstate commerce commission -
mission relieved the railroad coinmlH-
sloncr of whatever powers he might
lave exercised In railway regulation and
supervision the position has become a
sinecure reserved for superannuated extj
confederate generals. Thus the olllce
was filled In succession by Joseph 10.
Johnston , Wade Hampton and last by
the octogenarian , James Lougstrcet
The business of these generals has been
to take periodic Junkets In palatial pri
vate cars nt the expense of the I'aclllc
railroads and to sign their names to the
reports prepared for them by the eml-
lent attorneys who act as solicitors tor
he roads. These reports usually contain
eulogies of the management of the bond-
aided roads , together with statistics com-
: ) llcd from their books.
A new departure from the time-hon
ored custom has Just been made by Gen
eral Lon strcet , who entertains the no
tion that the existing transcontinental
railroads are Insufficient to carry the
enormous traffic which Is about to fol-
ow the acquisition of Hawaii and the
Philippine islands. To moot tlrt * ex-
raordlnary demand General Longstrcct
recommends the construction by the
United States government of an air line
allroad from Kansas City to San Diego.
This scheme is almost as visionary as
the air line transcontinental railroad
projected by J. Pope Hoilnet some years |
ago to be constructed by the American
people with Irredeemable scrip. The
only basis for L/ongstreet's project Is
the fact that most of the Pacific roads
have passed through- the receivership
period and are now earning dividends
on preferred stock. General Lougstreet
forgets that these roads have been reor
ganized with a greater bonded debt
than they ever had and he seems also
oblivious to the notorious fact that the
six existing roads to the Pacific could
with case double their present traffic on
their single tracks and could quadruple
their trafllc by double-tracking their
Up to this time there is no evidence
either that the new relations to the
islands of the Pacific will within the
next quarter of a century create any co
lossal overland commerce. On the con
trary the probabilities are that the con
struction of an Isthmus canal will divert
more traffic from the Pacific roads than
they can possibly get by reason of the
Increased commerce with new posses
sions or Asiatic countries. In any event
there Is no good reason why the govern
ment should build a new railroad to the
Pacific ocean. If we are to have gov
ernment railroads the entire railway
system of the country should be ac
quired and not simply a link dependent
upon connecting private-owned rail
What congress should do first Is to
abolish the railroad comuilsslonershlp
which has outgrown Its usefulness.
The United States government has
offered to pay Spain $20,000,000 for the
cession of the Philippines , this sum
being regarded by President McKlnley.
it is stated , as Just compensation for thu
Islands. It has been apparent that the
parleying of the Spanish peace comtnls-
Bloncrs over the question of Spanish sov-
erelgnty In the Philippines had In view
what our government has proposed , payr
nient for the Philippines , though a much
larger amount than 1ms been ottered wa
expected. The Spaniards are therefore
not satisfied with the proposal , but It
does not necessarily follow that they will
reject It. It Is stated that our govern
ment submitted this offer as an ultl-
uiatum , fixing the time for an answer
to It not later than November 28. It ap
pears to be probable that Spain will not
pursue any further the question of sov
ereignty , but will endeavor to secure a
larger Indemnity for the Philippines
than $20,000,000. It Is needless to say
that such effort will be useless and the
Spanish government will undoubtedly
be Informed th.it persistence In It will
be very likely to cause the withdrawal
of the proposal and the refusal of the
United States to pay anything.
Iteallzlng the Impossibility of resum
Ing control of the Philippines , unable to
defend her remaining colonies or even
her home ports In the event of a re
newal of hostilities , her treasury empty
and her business interests demanding
that peace be concluded on any terms ,
It seems hardly possible that Spain will
reject the offer of the United States and
thereby terminate the negotiations. Ccr
taluly such a course could not
strengthen her in the sympathy of any
country , while It would be very euro
to cause the gravest trouble at home.
The advice of Weyler nnd his adher
ents to continue resistance to the
American demands even nt the rlslc
of renewing hostilities does not ret
fleet public scntlmeut , particularly the
sentiment of the commercial Interests
of the nation. These want peace at
any price. Popular patriotism In Spain i
has been about exhausted. Oppressed
by most burdensome taxation , knowing
how they have been plundered and dc-1 ]
celvcd , the Industries and the commerce | i
of the country almost destroyed , dos
tltutlon widespread and the returning ]
soldiers from lost colonies adding to <
the already largo army of the unpin * i
ployed with all these unhappy oonillt t
lions the people of Spain have little left i
of that patriotism which six months | I
ago mad * them eager for war aut it
I If probable that n majority of them are
I much more Inclined toward revolution
than t ; to renewing hostilities with the
United States. The government la'
utterly discredited , nave by a few nnd
could not get the general support for
any course that would lend to A re
sumption of hostilities. Such being the
| situation ; and assuming that rational
counsels will prevail nt Madrid , It
seems n safe conclusion that Spain will
not reject the offer of the United
How will the American people regard
this proposal to pay for the Philip
pines ? Can a treaty providing fur the
payment , of $20,000,000 , for those Islands
receive < the two-thirds vote lu the senate
necessary for Its ratification ? These
are Interesting questions. Certainly all
who are opposed to the United States
taking possession of the Philippines
will regard the proposal with disfavor ,
while doubtless many who favor our.
taking the Islands will urge that as we'
can have them without paying for them
there Is no reason why we should make
Spain a gift of $20,000,000. We very
much doubt whether a treaty requiring
the payment of that sum , would be
ratified : by the senate.
otwvn IK I'onro mco.
General Brooke has replied to the In
quiry from the War department In re
gard to the reports that a state of an
archy existed In Porto Itlco , saying that
the reports were very much exaggerated
and that everything has been quiet for
several weeks. General Brooke may be
counted upon to deal vigorously with
any lawlessness that may arise , but the
question is how long will It take nnd
how troublesome will It be to put an end
to such disturbances and depredations
as have occurred In the Island. If , as
would seem to be the case , there are or
ganized bands of marauders and bandits
there , our troops may find plenty of
active employment before this lawless
element 19 suppressed. Porto Illco Is
not very large , yet there Is enough of It
to allow bandits to make a good deal
of trouble for the authorities. It was
reported that some ot the American
troops had been guilty of grave miscon
duct , but ns no reference Is made to
this by General Brooke there was probably -
ably no very substantial foundation for
the report. s <
DIQIculty of this kind Is to be ex
pected in the new possessions , the
change of. control affording both oppor
tunity and Incentive to outbreaks of
lawlessness. We shall undoubtedly
have more or less of this to deal with
In Cuba , while we may expect a great
deal of It In the Philippines if we take
possession of them. \
The representative Cubans who have
come to the United States to submit to
President McKinley the views ana
wishes of their people In regard to the
political future of Cuba have no encour
agement to offer to those here who are
advocating the annexation of the Island.
On the contrary they are as firmly devoted - |
voted to the purpose of establishing an
Independent government as they have
ever been and confidently expect that
the United States will give them such
assistance as they may need for the ac-
compllshmcnt of this.
General Garcia , the chief of the com
missioners , says that the Cubans he
speaks for the more intelligent of them
are grateful to Americans and desire
that the United States Bball occupy
Cuba until order Is restored and a gov
ernment established , but no longer. " 1
am for free Cuba and so are all other |
Cubans , " said General Garcia. "There
Is no sentiment on the island for annex
ation , " referring , of course , entirely to
the people he represents. Among the
Spaniards the % the scntlme'nt In favor
of annexation is said to be general and
It Is this fact that Is being used by
American anncxatlonists in suppi.rt of
their advocacy of that policy. Undoubt
edly as soon ns American occupation of
Cuba Is fully effected the Spanish ele-1
mont will vigorously urge annexation to
the United States as the only hope of
good government there and thej will
find numerous allies in this country.
Then ) will be presented to the American
ican . people whether they shall give bpcd
to the Spaniards In Cuba who have loy
ally . supported Spain In her misrule of
that Island , or respect the wish of the
people who have been struggling for
years for freedom and self-government.
Faith In , the sense of Justice of tlie
American people docs not permit as to
doubt on which side a largo majority of
them will be found. The United States
Is solemnly pledged to leave Cuba , when
It has been pacified , to the control and
government of Its people. That pledge
must be faithfully observed and wo
have every confidence that It will be.
The loss of a portion of the political' '
patronage with the legislature has
nerved as n tonic for the popocratle ap
petite for ofilce. The list of candidates
for the position on the bench made vaI'
cant by the election of John S. Itoblnson
to congress arc legion , and it Is reported
that an extra clerk Is needed In the Al
bion postotllco to handle the mall nil
dressed to the governor-elect , while the
local hotels are doing a thriving business
entertaining applicants who come In
Prompt action by the American com
manders Is reported to have had a dis
couraging effect on the bandit industry
In I Porto Illco. The American soldiers
sent out to hunt down the lawbreakers
have l violated every tradition of the
Island. i They persist In keeping after
the t offenders until they are captured.
This may be a little more trouble nt the
time t than the Spanish method of per
fnuctory I pursuit , but It should save
many trips In the future.
One of the problems confronting the
legislature Is the readjustment of railroad - ' {
road taxation by local authorities. IJ I
There Is no good reason why railroad r
property within the city limits or f i i
Omaha , for example , should not be taxable - ! t
able for municipal purposes on a valua-
tlon fixed by the tax commissioner on j (
the same basis applied to other real es- J
tate. As things now stand the assess- „
meat of general property ta Omaha has f
been I ; substantially doubled under the
tax I conuulimloucr nystcni , while that of
, railroad property has remained n
' changed. This because the law compels
j the city to accept the valuation of railroad -
road property made by the officials coni
Btltuting the State Board of Kquallzav
tlon for purposes of state taxation. This
crying discrimination in favor of the
railroads demands correction.
The Omaha Fakery , that a week ago
proclaimed In big black letters that
"hostilities with Spain may be renewed
tomorrow , " now explains what It meant' '
by saying In similar big letters that
"war will not ensue. " But then this Is
only nn Incident for the Kakery , which
changes Its coat every other day on
nearly every current question.
The Jowa democracy swallowed the
i ' populist party and platform with tlie
. hope of becoming corpulent out of the
' spoils of office. The dose &o seriously
| disarranged the party digestion that In
stead of putting on flesh It became more
attenuated and now the political doctors
| of the party are prescribing an emetic.
Eipnnnlve AVIrc Tailing.
Philadelphia Times.
Among others the cable makers also are
interested in the acquisition of tUoso Pacific
Islands. This might come under the general
head of wire pulling.
Ilcvlneil IlvraldrNeeded. . i
Philadelphia Times. '
Looked at In the light of Mr. Hooley's
revelations the arms of certain English
noblemen should bo provided with out
stretched opdn hands.
Contribution * < a Nnllonnl Gaiety.
St. Louis Republic.
One of the funniest things that tbe Philip
pine question has developed la to cause a
French paper to threaten the United Statce
with tbo hostility of Germany.
Fnnlon Drcedn Confusion.
Chicago Tribune.
In view of tbo fact seventeen out of
twenty western states In which democracy
was united with populism went republican
at the Into election , it would sfem that
fusion has only brought confusion to those
who put their trust In it.
Proper Ilcvrnrrt ot Merit.
Uuffalo Express.
Osborno Delgnan was one of the seven men
who faced death with Hobson on the Mer-
rlmac. Now ho wants to enter the Naval
academy at Annapolis , but Is a trifle over
age. < A special act of congress would open
tbo academy doors to htm. Why not let
that be his reward of merit.
Dctvey nn 11 Ship Itnlicr.
New York Sun.
Let us see whether George Dcwey's genius
for raising Spanish warships is equal to
hla genius for sinking them. Such Is tbe
reputation of this remarkable man with his
fellow citizens that In the belief of moat
people the Isla < lc Cuba , tbo Isla de Luzon
and the Don Juan do Austria are as good
floated already.
Inert-fixed ColnnC " of Gold.
Philadelphia Times.
According to the director of the mint ,
whose annual report will be made public in
about a week , the gold coinage of the world
will be ebown to , bo about double that of any
former year , although the coinage of thl >
country hasnotbeen quite up to the high ,
eat.record. Wei have about $134,000,000 Iti
gold bullion awaiting coinage. The great
est increase. In .gold and coinage for the yeac
was In Russia and Japan , In both of which
the accumulations of gold bullion , made
with a view to the adoption of the gold
standard , were coined to the full limit ot
mint facilities.
Throughout Europe gener
ally the gold coinage was increased , the In
crease being generally due to the Increased i
gold , output. I
How Tnmiiiniiy AVa * Skinned. I
New York Press.
Tbo amounts of the election beta are
enormously exaggerated , but It Is a fact
that : Tammany men wore skinned as clean
as lambs. A gentleman who stands close
to Crokcr , who Is deep In the councils of
Tammany , whoso wealth Is counted In mil
lions on tbo fingers of both hands , who
would not hesitate to bet half a million on
a good thing at any time , said to me yes
terday : "My information from the Inside
was so straight , so true , so encouraging
thai If I had allowed my Judgment to get
away from me a single moment I probably
would have lost a million dollars. Tammany
Hall , from Mr. Croker down , felt as'suro of
victory as we feel of ultimate death and
oblivion. But , weighing the situation In all
Its phases , something told me Roosevelt
waa going to win. All the conditions favored - 1 ,
vored him. The result Is I did not bet one
dollar. "
Fremont Tribune ; Of course Senator fral
Allen could have prevented the overthrow al
of Samuel Maxwell In the fusion conven
tions , but he neglected to do It. The latter
gentleman will at least have the satisfaction
of seeing the senator step down and out
with him on the 4th nf March.
York Times : It Is generally conceded that
Poynter will let Holcomb's pets out and fill
their places with his own favored brood.
Holcomb had a softness and a fondness for
apostate democrats that amounted almost '
to a mania. Poynter has no aucb senti
ment , but rather fiuds his friends among
the prohlbHlonlsts and renegade republicans.
Tbe old crowd will have to point when
Poynter gets there.
Hastings Kecord : Pops are rejoicing al It
ready ot the prospect of Poyntor's veto
pen or over the legislature. Mr. Poynter
will probably have a chance to veto the bin
taking the Home of the Friendless out of in
fusion's political grasp. He will probably
have ' occasion to veto a bill making It a of
felony to use Armour's hog fat In state In
stitutions. In fact a republican legislature
will give Mr. Poynter numberless occasions
to exercise his veto power and then the leg
islature will pass the measure over tbo veto
Holcomb knons how tbls worked in tbe
winter ot 15D1-93 ,
Senard Reporter : It Is to be hoped that
when Governor-elect Poynter becomes gov
ernor In fact , ho will Insist on a full , com
plete and thorough accounting by the stats
treasurer , and also that there shall be fur- „
nlshed a good bond , on which it would 't
bo possible to realize something It necessary.
This docs not Imply that Treasurer Meserve
Is short or likely to be , but there has been i
eo much Jugglery and trickery about tho' i 'n '
state treasurer's office , and the present bond ta
Is so notoriously bad , that all tbe people FE
of the etate , without regard to party , are fe
anxious that the matter should be settlea |
beyond the possibility ot a dfib or a mla > to
chance , N.
Seward Reporter : The result of tbe elec a
tion t In tbe Fourth congressional district , ci
while not bringing victory to the republican 1 c
cause , Is very gratifying to tbe republican | 1
party and its nominee , Mr. K. II. Hlnshaw. I <
Mr. Hlnrfiaw made a strong campaign , go- Bt
ing over every county In ibe district , and nl
made friends and supporters' ' everywhere. ' "
Tbe result Is manifest In tbo reduction of t :
the fusion majority from 1,600 In 1S95 , to
nbout 600 tbls year. In another two years di
their majority wlir have entirely disappeared di
and the Fourth district will again be repreel
eented by a republican. The fusion cry U
and calamity howl have deceived the voteri , tc
for tlie last Una * I I c
The nsnertlon , frequently mndo and oftrn
denied , that General Joe Wheeler provoutcil
the retreat from Santiago contemplated by
0 Icncral Shatter , Is reiterated by n writer in
Leslie's < Monthly. The writer quotes General
Wheeler as saying : "If the people have
J l auythlng to bo grateful to me for , It la not
for climbing the tree , but It Is for preventS
lug a retreat on the 2d of July. Wo were
In Uio trenched. The commanders were erl-
ously considering the evacuation of the posl-
tlon. < I went to General Shatter and the
rest and said ! 'Gentlemen , you have the
trenches. You have Buffered much for two
days , so has the enemy. If your men are
tired , consider how tired his men arc. You
have taken San Juan hill with heavy loss ,
Why yield it ? If you cannot advance ,
neither can the enemy. Hold on to what
you have , A retreat now means a massacre
ln the hollow , where the enemy has your
range , and where he will mow you down
like ) grass. Stick fast nhcrc you arc. ' I said
tills , and immediately tbcro was a begin *
nlng'on the part of the generals to come
ro to my view. Then Kent and Ludlow
ar Chaffco caiuo In , and the point wait
won. "
The Now York Tribune tells this story ot
Patrick O'Mara , a private In the Ninth
regulars : Not long ago O'Mara went to his
colonel , who was a severe disciplinarian , for
a two weeks' leave of absence.
"Well , " said the colonel , "what do you
want a two weeks' furlough for ? "
Patrick answered : "Mo wolfe IB very elck
and the children are not well , and It ye
didn't mind , she would like to have nit-
homo for a few weeks to give her a bit ot
„ "
The colonel eyed him for a few minutes
and said : "Patrick- might grant your
request , but I got a letter from your wife
this morning Baying that she didn't want
you home ; that you were a nuisance &a&
raised tlie devil whenever you were there.
She hopes I won't let you have any mor j
fui loughs. "
"That settles it. I suppose I can't get the '
furlough , then ? " said Pat. I
"No ; I'm afraid not , Patrick. It wouldn't' '
be well for mo to do eo under the clrcum-
stances. "
H was Patrick's turn now to eye the
colonel , as he started for the door. Stopping
suddenly he said :
'Colonel , can I say something to yez ? "
"Certainly , Patrick ; what Is It ? "
"You won't get mad , colonel , if I say it ? "
"Certainly not , Patrick ; what is it ? "
"I want to say there are two splendid
liars In this room , and I'm one of them. 1
was never married in me lolfe. "
This amusing incident , from the war
budget of a Massachusetts private , Indicates
that at times the minds of our brave boy
were about evenly divided between grub and
glory , with a leaning toward grub.
The first night on the island of Cuba ons
of the boys was marching they were strag
gling along in single flle when he espied a
nice , plump , red-wattled bird perched In a
tree fifty yards to the left.
"A wild turkey ! A wild turkey ! " ho
Up to his shoulder went his rifle. Dang !
The bird fell and the marksman dashed into
the brush after his prize. His comrades
awaited .his . return , visions of a "square.
meal" floating before them. Out of the
brush he came , thumb and finger tightly
clutching his nose.
"Buzzard ! " he muttered , and the dlsap-
pointed boys resumed their march.
Arthur McAllister ot Cleveland , a soldier
Invalided from Cuba , tells lu vthe Plain
two good stories of his experience In
front of Santiago. Ho was making his way
to the rear with a Spanish prisoner whom he
had captured , when suddenly , way back out
of range of the fighting , ho was startled by
a scries of the most bloodcurdling yells and
shrieks and groans.
On investigation he discovered that the
racket proceeded from a group of three
Cubans , two of whom were carrying a third ,
who ] was wounded , betwen them In a ham
mock , and It was this gentleman who was
tbe cause of tbe uproar.
Mr. McAllister , nho had some emergency
bandjtges with him , stopped , thinking that
maybe ho could patch the fellow up a bit
and atop some of the unearthly noise , but
no sooner did the llttlo convalcade catch
sight of him than the two eoldlers dropped
tbo hammock with a bounce , wounded comrade - i
rado and all , and made a lunge ot the I
Spaniard , with the loudly avowed purpose
of killing him.
There was an exciting skirmish for a
minute or two , but Mr. McAllister succeeded
at last in impressing upon them the fact
that such Justice was not to bo meted out
to any prisoner of his and then proceeded
with his Investigations of tbe Bounded man ,
uho had kept up bis end of tbe performance
with unabated vigor.
Going over to him , Mr. McAllister began
looking for the wound and soon found It
in tbe breast , where a buUet had most cer-
ialnly gone in , It had Just as certainly gone .
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out , and that very near Its point of entrance ,
making only a very slight flesh wound , and
distinctly showing that tbe man .was more
' i
frightened than hurt. Highly disgusted with
all Cubans in general , Mr. McAllister threw
Ills bandages into the bushes and marched
away with his prisoner , leaving the Insurgents -
gents to kin and yell and groan all they
pleased without any assistance- from him. i
Another Incident of a much more heroic
nature happened after Mr. McAllister was
wounded , and was going to the rear. A ?
huge negro soldier who had been wounded in
the neck came striding along , his head poked
'way up In the air from the hlght and thickp
nosa of the bandages In which it was .
swathed , when suddenly bo caught sight of
an American officer , who was badly wounded ,
end yet struggling pitifully along a best ,
ho could in the hope of getting help before I
was too fate. ! I
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The big negro looked down at him a moment -
ment over his bandages , and then suddenly
stopped , picked the wounded white man up
his arms and carried him tenderly every '
step of the way back to Slboney , a distance "
tewlve miles , where the hospital tents and 1
the doctors were. I .
The man waa a hero if ever there was
one , and he must have been a perfect Hercules -
cules , too , for it takes a big amount of
muscle for one roan who is wounded to carry
another for twelve miles over rough ground ,
no matter bow email the other man may be. i j"
Two ex-Rough Riders , Corporal Knoblaugh o
and Sergeant Worden , are on their way to t
Europe , In the hope of finding a war there , I
shortly after tlie-lr arrival.
After a litigation lasting fourteen years ,
the will dlrposlng of a San Francisco cg-
tate once worth J7B.OOO has Just been BUS- '
talned and litigation suspended , because the tl
estate has been exhausted lu paying legal '
Speaking of George Vanderbllt's return | "
Baltimore. William P. Hill of Wellington , *
. C. , aays : "His coming to Ashevllle was "
blesMng to < he town and Ita citizens will
ever put George Vanderbllt first In their jj
category of good things. " I I 6
Jerry Simpson's ranch , near Medicine I i
Lodge , han. , consists ot 1,460 acres and Is v
utockco with COO head of cattte. Ho li rated c
125,000 and doesn't owe a dollar. His 0
house Is comfortably furnished and conc
tains hot and cold water and a bath. i Sl
In tefllng of the origin of "Alice In Wonderland - r
derland , " Mrs. Hargraves , born Alice Sidtc
dell , tays the was the original Alice , her ci
elder sitter , Mrs. flkene , Prlraa and Edith , b
the youngest , waa Tertla. The story waa h
told on river excursions to Nuuebam and e
Goditow , near Oxford. I
"I..TIMN.MION Tiiouni.Kft limns.
Brooklyn I'aslo : Most of our soldiers
1 were gooil men. That some rascals are wrar0
lug blue Is not surprising , for there Is a
smalt proportion ot rascality lu every largo
boJy. But it is not pleasant to rend of our
defenders ) being In disfavor In Porto Hlco , In
Cuba , In Manila and In Hawaii , alt at once.
Some severities appear to bo due.
I Nw York World : The last week hns been
a week of peace all over the world except nt
Hello I , In the Philippine ! , where the In-
surgents have given trouble , and lu Manila ,
where there have been disturbances , anil
In Porto Rico , whcro tbe news is unpleasant ,
and In Cuba , where the Spanish soldiers are
on the verge of Insurrection. What a "hot
time" we shall have when we take full con-
trol t : of all our new possessions !
Philadelphia Record : An Increase of the
Mandlng army to 100,000 men on a peace
footing < Is the basic and cardinal principle
of the military reorganization bill which the
war ofilce will submit to congress this winy
ter. ( ( Additional Inducements to recruits will
bo t necessary , since It has been found prac- j
tlcally impossible hitherto to incr < M s the !
regular , army to e\eu 61,000 men as provided i
for by the army organization act of April 1C
last. If the now bill shall become a law , nnd
the ] vofuntcers now lu service shall bo held
until , replaced by regulars enlisted undtr ltd '
provisions , the process of release for our j
i citizen soldiery will bo slow , Indeed.
I Philadelphia Times : Military disorders in
' Porto Itlco and Santiago , duo to lack ot dls-
clpllno ] among the volunteer regiments , cmof
phaslzo | the necessity of an enlarged regular ,
army if we are to hold colonies In subjec
tion ) by military force. The recent dis
graceful conduct of some of the volunteer
soldiery in Porto Rico and In the vicinity
of | Santiago made the friends ot American
occupation ( of the Spanish West Irtdles won
der ( whether they have gained anything by '
Q change of masters. That well disciplined
regulars under competent officers would be
guilty , of riotous conduct in the West In- .
dies | or e'Juwhero Is not conceivable , nnd
the ) sooner congress realizes this and au
thorizes a proper increase of this branch of
tbo military force of the country the sooner
the country will cease to'be scandalized
by the disgraceful conduct of volunteer
regiments that deserve to bo dishonorably
discharged from the service.
Ilcneflelnl Infliicuuu * Exerted In DC-
linlt of the State.
The beneficial effects of the exposition In
promoting the prosperity of Nebraska is
cogently set forth by Mr. S. C. Smith of
Bcatrlco in the following letter published In
the Express of that city :
"Slnco the closing of the great Trans-
mississlppl Exposition wo frequently read
and hear discussions In the newspapers and
among business men In the cities and towns
throughout the atato as to the benefit or in
jury accruing therefrom. An influence of
some sort has been Imparted. This great
demonstration covering a period of five
months could not possibly have gene into
history without leaving behind something
to Indicate Its gooj or bad effect. That
the undertaking was most successfully con
summated no ono will deny , and when the
history Is fairly written It will show earnest ,
loyal and brainy work on the part of the
gentlemen composing the executive com
"Tho two special committees from whose
efforts the revenue has been chiefly de
rived are the committees on publicity and
promotion , headed by Mr. Rosewater , and
the committee on concessions , headed by
Mr. A. L. Reed. Other work equally Im
portant was admirably performed by other
special committees , but without constant ,
persistent and intelligent advertising the
patronage could not'have reached such mag
nitude , and the large amount of cash re
ceived from concessions , which together
with the gate receipts placed the enterprise
upon n paying basis , point out clearly the
superior business training and natural abil
ity ot the gentlemen at the head of these
two departments.
"Tho help and Influence of the railroads
centering In Omaha must not be Ignored.
It has of course- been a source of great profit
to them , nevertheless they are entitled to a
large share of credit for tbo successful out
come. The people In the Interior of the
etato will never kuow the full extent of bene
fit traceable to tbls agency alone. While
they have been loyal to the exposition , this
fact baa not prevented them from doing
a vast amount of work for the state at large ,
by ; instructing their eastern representatives
tc ticket passengers beyond Omaha when
ever possible , giving an necessary stop-over
privileges. : As an indication of what bos
been , accomplished in this direction , Mr. J.
Francis , general passenger agent for the
Burlington , informed the writer shortly be-
foie the close of the exposition that fully
80 ( per cent of the exposition visitors brought
jr from the east over the Burlington route
hud tickets to come interior point.
"In determining the question of benefit
or ] Injury upon Beatrice and Gage county a ?
an ] illustration , I think it Is fair to apply
the test of comparison between the condi
tions existing a year ago and the conditions
existing now. It la estimated that fuily
$10,000 has been spent by the people of this
city j and county in the way of ralfroad
transportation , the purchase of home sup
plies , at Omaha , and personal expenses while
attending the exposition , and as a citizen of
Gage county I am proud to feel that our ' people
. 'their
ple have so generously contributed
patronage. It Is no doubt true that many
have been Induced by the liberal advertising
of j Omaha merchants , and the enormous dis
play of gooda in their Mores , to purchase
supplies ( for the household which might have
been purchased at home to equally gotid
advantage. That money , however , Is gene
and it la useless to mourn its loss , but do not
our merchants find to take its place the
patronage coming from our Increased popu-
latlon , which certainly la not an imaginary
thing If we take statistics on vacant houses
year ago and compare them with the
present time ? It is estimated that one year
ago there were about 200 vacant houses in
the city for which no tenants could be
found. It is well known now that prac-
. and the
tlcally every residence is occupied
demand is not yet satisfied. Estimating
Une InorcaEO In population of the city at ,
conclude la conservative
eay , 2.000 , which we must
servative , It would require an avenge
patronage " of only $20 per capita to reim
burse our .local merchants for all shrinkage
In tnde' conceding that every dollar used
In exposition visits would In the absence
of tbe exposition have been spent with
them ! , which of course Is far from correct.
believe It Is ITUO that when the season Is
rounded up our merchants will find their
volume of business has suffered no decline.
"Another thing worthy of mention affectIng -
Ing ' the farming population directly , and
the merchants ot course Indirectly , Is the
large supply of money In the city and the
kow ' rate of Interc&t at which It Is loaned
upon 'mortgage. ' One year ago It us
very dlfllcult , If not Impossible , for farmen
to obtain loans except In very moderate
amounts , and at high rates of Interest com
pared with tbe present 'time. ' Money is
now loaned freely upon farm security at
6H ; per cent interest , and In liberal amounts.
make no contention that the Influence
which has brought nbout this llboral con
cession , on tbo part of eastern capitalist *
or that the filling of our vacant bouses is
entirely the result of the exposition , but it
stems to me not Improbable that tbe vast
resources of our state have been brought
the attention of eastern capitalists and
corporation * more prominently than ever
before and that much of the prejudice
heretofore existing baa been modified and
extinguished by > the discovery thai It was
Ivittout foundation , and U It Improbable
I that many of our new neighbors occnpjItiK \.j \
Iiounts that wcro vticwuit , \ ywr IIRO were f
attracted | hrrci by ptr.on.il contact on the '
exposition , grounds with no mo of our own
loyal | people whom wo know arc ready A
all \ times to tell the whole truth ? "
Tribune : "What became of Hy-
flier , who made HO much money nmnlpulat-
lt\K \ stocks lust yi-.ir ?
llo's xtlll nutilptllntltiK flock , llc'f
, currying1 horses In a West Sldo barn. "
Detroit Tre-fi Pre s : 'Gran'pa , what li
the dlsiilty of the tmllot ? "
"Tlu illBiilty of the ballot ? Why , It I *
j the ' I mlpendent airs a man takes on after
ho , Is elected. "
f Indianapolis Journal : "Chollle told ma
ho WJIH burning1 wltli patriotism , but , between -
tween you and mo , I think ha Is too green
to burn. "
"Yes. Chollle might appropriately be
called a fireproof Hat. "
' Somerville Jntirtml : Urown What do
you tlilnk of Robinson ?
. . . Jones Robinson ? Oh , lip's one of B
, thousand tbo poorest ono in tbo whole
bunch. |
Clilcaco Post : "Does the sense of re
sponsibility ever weigh on you ? " asked tha
bore. "Do you over pause to think that
at your hands lies thu entertainment of
thousands ' ? "
"Well , " will the comedian. "I know that
\n \ the drunken sccno I am assuming a great
Indianapolis Journal : "Ah , me ! " he
slrhod : "It ran never be > the same again ! "
Having : sworn off , he was thinking of how
oftuu lithirl uttered "the same" to the gen
tleman behind tha liar.
Cblcacro Post : "He Is a self-made man. "
"I know lie Is , poor fellow ! "
"Why poor follow ? "
"IH'caiisu he'll never have n chance to
lilnmo anyone else If the job turns out a
failure. In the end. "
Somervllle I Journal : Rollins I begin to
doubt whether my wlfo still loves mo as
Slip j 1185(1 to do.
4 Collins-Why | BO ? Vi
Rollins Iteraitso I came homo last night
with my hair cut nnd she never noticed it ,
Philadelphia North American : Mrs. Orls-
son You must not encourage the attention
of youni ; Air. Hollltmbrnke any more , my
dear. Your father tells mo he gambl's.
Clara Hut , mnmma. he has already won
enough from father for us to bo married
Detroit Journal : "Let mei but make the
peoirle's songs nnd I care not who makes
their laws , " cried the poet , showing1 thereby
either that he wasn't mercenary or that no
UnlUd States senator was to bo elected by
the legislature that winter.
Puck : Reporter Mr. and Mrs. Chatter-
ton , at the I'ark Slope hotel , are the proud
parents of a son.
City liOItor That can go In under th *
heading1 of "Recent Hotel Arrivals. "
Cleveland Plain Dealer : "Are you polnsr
to send Georpo to the gold euro establish
ment again ? "
"No , I'm g'olng to take him to the New
York snake show. "
Detroit Frco Press : Mr. Balnbridgo
DaiiRhter , who In this Richard WaildlnRton
Grimes I hear you tulkliiK nbout HO much ?
Miss Ualnbrldgo Ho Is the llttlo Dick
Grimes you used to know , papa. 110
writes poetry now.
Air ( Italian Hymn. )
Slnp now In thankful lays ,
To God your voices ralso
For this Rloil hour.
O'er all our prospered land
Swell now the anthem , grand ,
Pralso God with heart and hand ,
In mighty power.
Now o'er our neighboring Isles
The dawn of fre-edom emlle.s
AVIth beauteous ray.
War's cruel scenes are o'er :
Fierce battles rage r.o more :
Sweet peace , from shore to shor ,
Today holds sway.
Thouch o'er the * patriot's grave
Our ling today doth wave > .
'Tls not In vuln !
Oppression's reign has cearcd ;
Manhood from bonds released ;
Right rules with powers Increased
God now doth reign !
Then swell the Joyful strain !
We'll join the glad refrain
O. God , to Thee.
Thou hast our country blesred ;
Our armies given success ;
United mny wo rest
From discords free.
Des MolneB. '
[ WEDNESDAY NOV.23 , [ ft
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , Nov. 23 , 1893.
Tbo Kentucky monument on the battlefield
of Chlckamauga will be dedicated today ,
and the Governor and staff , with a largo
delegation from the Blue Grass State , will
participate in the ceremonies. General Joe
Wheeler and other distinguished South
erners are also here.
and 'so is our store
filled comfortably full
of customers purchas
ing those heavy , warm
serviceable cold weath
er coats and ulsters at
$10 , $ J2,50 and $ J5 ,
and they are models
of beauty and elegancs
and are away below
their true value They
are coats from that big
wholesale stock and if
a heavy coat interests
you step lively.
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