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THE OMAI A DAlJjV 1UDE : MONDAY , DECEMBER , 1800.
standing may be arrived at tomorrow morn ing before the house meets. Some of the leader * believe that a refusal to permit a member-elect to bo sworn In will establish a dangerous precedent and Interfere with his constitutional rights , they think , therefore , he should be perrolttc-J to take the oath of office and the matter of his eligibility then be determined by a com * inltteo of the house appointed for that pur pose. This Is the opinion of Representative Bailey of Texan nnd It la nald tonlKht tha : he will aik that Mr. Hoberts be sworn In , but nt the same time will declare that th's docs not commit him regarding the right of Mr. nobcrts to sit as a member. Other democrats believe that DS a matter of policy , no objection should bo made to the plan of procedure determined on by the re publicans. An objection to the republican plan of procedure at this stage , they assrt : , Will give the Impression to many who do not Investigate the question thoroughly , that the democrats arc In favor of Roberta sitting as A member of the house and that no attention will be paid to the contention that the ob jection waa made on constitutional grounds. Representative Hlchardson , tin leader of the minority , said tonight that no plan of nctlon on the part of the democrats Had reo- determined on and he preferred not to bs quoted as saying what In hla opinion they tibould do. MINISTERS It01.1) MASS M18BTIXO. ! j j IlcpreNptitnUvcN of I.entllnK IJenoml- nntlnn * Arc nt ( he Capital , WASHINGTON , Dec. 3. The crusade In ' this city against the seating of Hrlgham II. j Roberto , as a representative from Utah , culminated in a largo ma.s meeting In the First Congregational church thla afternoon. An mnny prominent clergymen of Washing ton no were In n position'la bo present oc cupied scats en the platform or In the audience. Dr. Joslah Strong , prcrldcnt of the League for Scclal Service of Now York , under the auspices of which the meeting wns held , presided. Addresses were made by Rev. Randolph H , McKIm , rector of Epiphany church ; Rev. . | Dr. Franlt M. Bristol , pastor of the MetroJ J i polltnn church ; Rev. Dr. S. M. Newman , pastrr of the First Congregational church , and Mr. A. T. Schrocder of Salt Lake City. ] Several other Salt Lake City clergymen ( were present , Including : Dr. T. C. Illff , | I nuperlntendcnt of Methodist missions In Utah ; Rev. Q. L. Martin , n Presbyterian | of Salt Lake City , and Dr. Sarah J. Elliott , Who has lived In Utah as a tleaconces In the Methodist Episcopal church for several years. I Dr. Illff la president cf a committee In the ! Mothodlnt church which was appointed to oppose the admission of Roberts and to dltuomlnato Information In various psvta of ! ( ! the country. Ho has just completed a tour which Included most of the states between Mttlno nnd Florida. DEATH RECJRD. Civil War Vcti-rnn with n History. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb. , Dec. 3. ( Spe cial. ) Frederick Gesllng , better known ns " .Nebraska Bill , " died today , , nftor several weeks' Illneas. Ho was born In Westphalln. Ilia father wao n wealthy German distiller , whose buslners and fortune went to his eldest Eon , who Is now n millionaire. Fred erick received a good education , but quar reled with his father and came to America. Ho found employment as a grocery clerk In Nebraska City In 1854. Upon the breaking out of the civil war .ho enlisted In Com pany D , First Nebraska , and esrved three years , or until he was discharged for dls- ability. After the war he conducted a small grocery store for a time , but of late years haa subsisted on his pension. Joienh Ilrorrii , Ku-Mnj-or. ST. LOUIS , Dec. 3 , Joseph Brown , ex- mayor of this city , died here today of a complication of diseases , aged 66 years. Be fore ho entered politics ho was probably the most prominent steamboat man on wes ern waters. Mr. Brown was prominently Identi fied with spiritualism In n local ns well as a national sense. Ho was very wealthy at one time , but lost his fortune later In life. Ho served two terms as mayor Inthe earjy 70' . .Tnmrn McDowell. HURON " , , S. D. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) New * comes "from Washington of the death In that city , nt the hc-mo of his son , of James McDowell of Hlghmore , 'special ' national bank examiner , and formerly register of the United States land office for the Huron district. The remains were taken'to BloomIngton - Ington , his former home , for burial , beside those of hU wife , whoso death occurred nbqut two years ago. Mother of John Fltirornl l. LINCOLN , Dec. 3. Mrs. Bridget Fltz- gernld , mother of John Fitzgerald ( deceased - ceased ) , former president of the Irish Na tional League of America , died tonight at the age of 98 years. She had lived In Lin coln many years. HYMENEAL. nnvIson-Wcdehnni' . MITCHELL , S. D. . Deo. 3. ( Special. ) N. L. Davlson and Miss Clara Wedehnse wore married at tho-home of the bride's mother , the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. H. . Babcock. the wedding was quiet , cnly n few of the relatives ot tha bride being present. Mr. Davlson Is the cashier of the Mitchell National bank. I'lfi.VSIONH VOtl WESTBIIX VBTKHAXS. Su vlvor of the Civil War Ueineiu- liorcil by the ( Jiivernnipnl , WASHINGTON. Dec. S , ( Special. ) These pensions have boon granted : Jssuo of November 16 : Nebraska : OrlKlnal Henry Grobo. Rene- diet , $ G. Increase Frank Martin. Alliance , til to $17 ; William George. Lushton , $ S lowii : Original Crnnvllle Plerson. Qrla- weld , $12 ; Abrain J. Cnrmlohnel. Clarlnda , J6. Increase Dfilnncy H. Tyler , Ashton , $11 to $21 ; Porter Kerr. Annmosn. $10 to $12 ; John L. Cireer. Creston. $ li to $17 ; John A. Ie-an , Mount Ayr. $17 to $81 ; Silas H. Reals , Ira. $0 to $ S ; Wallace. Proctor , Kouth Mua- cntino. Is to $10 ; David Kclley. Mason city. $8 to $10 ; Wllllnm S. Mcore , Oweoln , JIG to $21 ; Alvln H. Chaso. Recineld , $6 to $8. i South Dnkoln : Orlclmil wldow-ClavIs J ewls. Slnux Knlli , $8. Colorndo : Restorntlon nnd reissue Jumcs AV. Anderson , dead , Denver , $ . Orlslnal widow Speclnl accrued , November 1 $ , I n- helln A , Armstrong. Nov.Wlndfor. . $3. War with Spnlni Original Homer B. Cady , Crip- jile Creek , $31. $ To Cure Colfl in tSno Unr. Take Laxative Brome Quinine Tablet * , All dniRglate refund the , money If It fnlle to cure. E. W. drove's signature la on each box. 26c. The I'M * ' o It. Chicago Tribune : "What do you want ? " nekrtl the conductor , uncertain whether the. mau who had been making horrible grimace ; Ht him for two or three minutes was In- ta.no , Intoxicated or merely having n lit , "I was t-trylng to tell yen , " at last ex claimed the man with the Impediment In his speech , "to g-glvo uio a transfer c i Forty-third street , but we p-pasied It half Q iJitlu back ! " Ju t before retiring , If your liver h .Blupslsh.out of tune and you feel dull , bilious , constipated , take o dose ol fVooff's Pills And you'll be all right In theraornlnc. nr > T'11 rpniT pniiiirn i i pi POS1AL DEHGIT GROWS LLSS Induction of TwentySix Per Gent , Com pared with a Year Ago , ABUSES OF THE POSTAL PRIVILEGES I'nutinnntpr flrnornl Snyx Itcfnrmn In Second Clnft * Matter flrnntn Arc MOM Important Culm mill Colonlcn , WASHINGTON , Dec. 3. Operations of the Postomce department for the lant fiscal year are set' forth in the report of Postmaster General Chnrlca Emory Smith. The report .shows : lid-pimp * nnd KxpcnillttircH. Ordinary postal revenue . $93,73I,71D.67 Receipts from money-order bui- ' Total receipts from all sources. JK.021,3-1. 17 ( Total expenditures for year.$101.a2lCO.D2 i I Excess of expenditures over receipts . * 6,610,776.7. > The first fact connected with thl state ment which commands attention Is the largo decrenoe In the annual deficiency. Aa com- pared with the deficit for the fiscal year ending Juno 30 , 189S. which was $9,020- 005.06 , it shows a reduction of $2,422,7 16.86 , or 26.7 per cent. "The meat urgent need of the pcatnl nerv- Ice , " says the postmaster general , "Is the rectification of the onormoua wrongs which have grown up In the perversion and abuse of the privilege accorded by law to second class matter. The reform Is paramount to all others. There are many Improvements ana advances waiting development nnd appli cation ; there nro opportunities for speedier transmission and delivery ; there are fields for broadening the scope of the mall ocrvlco and bringing It closer home to the people : there are possibilities of reduced nratage ; but above and beneath and bsyond all of these measures of progress , which experience and Intelligence are working out , IB the re demption of the special concession which congress granted for a. distinct and Justlfl- nblo public object from the fungus growths and the flagrant evils that have fastened upon It. "For this costly abuao , which drags on the department and wclghB down the service , trammels Its power and means of effective advancement In every direction , Involves n sheer wanton waste of $20,000,000 or upward a year. The postal deficit for the current year Is $6,610,776 , Cut for this wrongful application of the second class rate , Instead of a deficit there would be n clear surplus of many millions. With euch an ample margin the possibilities of practical Improvements are apparent. Where tlie Government Inncn , "Careful Inquiry haa been made through experienced postmasters and by an examina tion of the records of the denartment. and It Ls believed that fully one-half of all the matter mailed as second class , nnd paid for at the pound rate , Ie not properly second class within the Intent of the law , and , ought justly to be paid for at the third claes I rate. This gives tbo enormous quantity of j 176,351,613 pounds from which the depart ment derives only a fraction of the revenue to which It Is fairly entitled. The thlrd- clartj rate of postage Is 1 cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof , nominally 8 cents j a pound , but in reality , through the opera- ! lion of the fractional provision , the rate Is , higher. A division of the amount of postage i ; received for third-class matter by the nura- . bcr of pounds of such matter mailed shows ' that the department actually derives ix revenue of 14.76 dents n pound from this .alass. If , therefore , \here had been paid , as there should , haver' been paid , tbo average third-class rate on the 176,351,613 pounds , which was wrongfully transmitted at tbo pound rtito , the department would have re ceived $26OU,862.9'2. Instead of $1,763- 516.13 , which" It actually received , nnd the ' postal revenues would have been Increased by the bandromo eum of $24,248,346.79. " I After classifying the losses of the govorn- i mont through these abuses the postmaster general summarizes : "First , More than , one-fourth of the entire volume and- weight of matter carried through the mails Is rated and pays as scc- ond-claes matter , when , under the spirit and Intent of the law. It ought to be rated and to pay as third-class matter. "Second. That whllo this wrongly classed matter amounts to more than one-quarter of the whole volume of mall transmitted , It furnishes only ono fifty-fifth part of the postal revenue. ' 'Third. That the expense of transporta tion being reckoned at 8 cents a pound , the mere carrying of this matter coat $14,108- 129.04 * , while the revenue from It was only $1,763,516.13 , Involving a loss to the govern ment of $12,344,612.91. DKIIauKlcB In ilia Colonies. "Tho construction of the system In Cuba was made to conform to the nature of our connection with that Island. While neces sarily directed by the postmaster general , under the president's authority nnd order , It was framed with the view of being as nearly autonomous and Independent as pos sible. It was felt that the Cuban service ought to bo distinct from the United States service ; that Its operation should be wholly dissociated from our administrative ma chinery ; that Us receipts should not como to our treasury , nnd that Its expenses should not bo a charge upon our revenue. "In accordance with this policy , It was determined to select a competent person , thoroughly trained and experienced In the postal service , as the general executive of the organization ; to send a number of ex- perls familiar with the various branches to take the responsible places and glvo In structions In American methods ; and to use native Cubans , and , where practicable , the Incumbents , for the great body of the force. The selections were governed wholly by the . rule of seeking and securing the best-quail- I I fledofficers. , Major E , 0. Rathbono was desI I Igna'ted as director general of pests. He was not an applicant , but ho had been chief I of pcctofllco Inspectors and an asElutnnt ' postmaster general of the United States , i and was believed to combine the practical ' experience and the executive force needed 1 In tbo creation of a now organization. I "With him were associated In the cen * I | trnl administrative places n number of trained men , chosen from our own service. For the Important position of postmaster of Havana an expert fitted by twenty years of experience In various grades , and as pest * roaoter of a large city , was selected. There i was only a slight and Imperfect basis In the existing norvlce. It became necessary to build from tbo foundation , The old material was of little value ; the equipment was primitive , obsolete and for the most part worthlois ; the records had been re . moved or destroyed ; the officer were dllapt- | dated , unsanitary and wholly unadopted to efficient work ; the methods were antiquated and the force disorganized , undisciplined and Irresponsible. When our representative ? took possession of the Havana ofQce over 2,000 registered loiters , addressed to ac- cetslblo people In that city , the accumula tion el throe or four years , were undis tributed and undelivered. "The service. In Porto Rico and the Philippines - | pines was organized on the tame general , I ' lines. i Ilurnl Free Delivery , : "Tho free delivery of mfclU In the rural dletrlcts has proved to bo one of the most , Important among recent developments of i i the pcetal service , and presents In KB poo. elbllltlea a question of the largest proper- . tlors , The benefits accruing from the cxten- I i elrn of postal facilities to the rural com- rmiultleh may be summarized as follows ; I I i "Increased pontal receipt * , making many of the new deliveries almost Immediately eelf-supportlng. In Great flrltaln , where an extension of rural free delivery on n broader scale has been In progress since 1S97 , Ihe number of additional letters mailed because of additional facilities afforded Is estimated at 50,000.000 for the present year. "Enhancement of the value of farm lands reached by this service and better prices obtained for farm products through more direct communication with the markets and prompter Information of their state. "Improved means of travel , some hun dreds of miles of country roads , especially In the western states , having been gradeJ specifically In order to obtain rural free de liver } ' . "Higher educational Influences , broader circulation of the means ot public Intelli gence nnd closer dally contact with the great world of activity extended to Ihi homes of heretofore Isolated rural communi ties. "The 1,268 lines of traveling postodlcM In operation on Juno ,10 , 1899 , aggregated In ' length n dlstnnro of 177,747 mllrs. The services of 8,460 clerks were required to opornto these lines , who , In crews , traveled 193,529.142 miles. " DORRINGTON GIVEN COMMAND Vouiic Il Mienin ( from Alllnnei1 , \eli. , .tie i-tl nc the Pi-PillctloiiN of IIl.i I.'riciiilN. i ALLIANCE , Neb. . Dec. 3. ( Special. ) Hon. F. M. Dorrlngton received a letter this week from his con Albert which shows ' that the predictions of their friends thai Lieutenant Dorrlngton would make n splendid soldier arc not ill-founded. It Is dated October 23 and states Hint shortly after leaving San Francisco on the transport , ho was selected to take charge of the fire , ' nnd sanitary safety of the boat for the reg- , Imcnt on the voyage. When the letter was written ho wns tovcnty-three miles north east of Manila with full command of 100 men of the Thirty-fourth regulars , with In structions to conduct the campaign us ho thought best. Thla shows that his superiors must have the most implicit faith In his ability nnd Judgment , and It Is dollars to doughnuts that If Lieutenant Dorrlngton gets half a chance hu will add stripes to his uniform and glory and advancement to the cause. Service * In Memory of P. I , . I > inny. FREMONT , Neb. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) A memorial service for the late Frank L. j Esmay was hold at his former residence , j Eleventh nnd II streets , this afternoon. The [ ' 1 services consisted of singing by the Con gregational church quartet and prayer and address by Rev. W. II. Busa , of whose choir Mr. Esmay was for years n member. The remains could not be brought here for burial , as Mr. Esmay died of typhoid fever , and the laws of the state of California forbid the shipment of the remains. The funeral services In Sonera , Cat. , were to have been held this afternoon under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. Order n Stoniii Sliovel. ALLIANCE , Neb. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) Mike Elmoro has ordered and expects to have In operation soon on his Wyoming work a large steam shovel of latest man ufacture. It will cost between $7,000 and $8,000. Sweeney Munson and Dennis Land- rlgan will go from here to run the ma chine as soon as It is ready for setting up. It Is estimated that the contract taken by Mr. Elmore will amount to not less than $250,000 and employing well toward 200 men for a year. IllllTnlo County KEARNEY , Nob. . Dec. 3. ( Special. ) The November mortgage statement for nuffalo county shows that there were filed thlrty- eoven farm mortgages , representing $29- 619.50 , and forty-five mortgages released , amounting to $38,103.34. In the city the mortgages filed aggregated $4,075 , and those released , $6,342.05. An Inch of Snow nt I/yoiis. LYONS , Neb. . Dec. 3. ( Special. ) It has been anowlng here nt intervals all day and 'about an Inch of snow now covers the ground. Farmers have taken advantage of the open winter months nnd have done much fall plowing. \ pbriiMkiiPIV. : . - ( \oicM. The creamery at Rushvllle Is nbout ready to commence operations. Valentine authorities have been maklm ? war on the prnmblers nnd saloon keepers , who have been violating the law. One. hundred turkeys , geese and duclu were- put up for prizes on Thanksgiving day at a Gretna shooting match. The cornerstone of the new Nemaha county court hotipe nt Auburn will be laid by the Woodmen of the "World Decem ber 7. The Monroe Grain company expects to commence work on Its new elevator De cember 1. It will have a capacity of 1S.OOO bushels. Mrs. Thomas lilovlns of Nchawka has left her husband and children and de camped with a man named Bolsom , who had been boarding with the Blevlns fam ily. ily.There There Is a rumor current that Harris , a. Baptist preacher who was stationed at North Pintle several years ago. was re cently lynched In Texas for shooting a mnn. Judging from present Indications there will bo considerable building- done In O'Neill next spring. Two brick blocks are contemplated and at Icnst liulf a dozen residences. The Wood River Interests published a finely Illustrated souvonlr edition , which in addition to thu half-tones contained much valuable Information concerning that sec tion of the state. The ITpdlko Grnln company Is getting ready to build a largo grain elcvntor at Battle Crook. The company already has two carloads of Ktone on hand to be used for the foundation of the building. The editor of the Auburn Granger sny. thnl If he had a thousand tongues h > ) would sing the praises of Auburn side walks. An he has only ono It Is with dllll- cultj ho can restrain It from cussing when no steps on n loose board. Another train of 5,000 heml of sheep was , unloaded by BouthworthVmen at Ravenna i Wedncdsay. They were trailed from Orej j con to the 8. & G. ranch In South Da kota during the summer , from which point | they were shipped by rail to Ravenna. j A colored boy who was beating his way i on the train foil under the cunt at Uoopur nnd hud ono leg crushed BO It wns ncces- ' eary to amputate. It. The next day at the same town a man who was riding without pavlnc faro lost a part of ono fool In the same way and now all the bums walk through Hooper. The Norfolk Journnl on Thnnksulvlni , ' dny printed an elaborate paper with an Illuminated cover. Thu paper presented In nn elaborate manner the resources of Noj j brnnka in penurnl and the Sugar City and i .idjncent territory In pnrtlculnr. It was a credltabln production , both typographically and as to Its cuntuiilt ) . A now record for enterprise wns es tablished In Wheeler county last week by ! Mrs. Ada Hill , who recently cnmo from Toronto , Canndu. She visited the court I house and took out naturalization nnpcrs , i filed on a homestead , nnd , with the as sistance of James R. Clark , procured a marrlnge license and wns married , all In 01 e dnv. Harley Hey of Dakota county met with nn Occident by which ho suffered the luss of his left arm. He was feeding u oorn- shredder for J. P. Meredith of Wnlkcrs Island and the machine becoming clogged i l y an car of corn Mr. Hey put his arm In to remove the. ear , but did not stop the horses. The knives of the shredder C.IIIKIU his arm and badly mangled It , BO that amputation was necessary. The accident might have been moro serious had not George. Campbell put n bundle of fodder In nnd mopped the knives. Not the I'ruvnllliiBStyle. . Chicago Tribune : "How do you do , un- elot" Knld the affable reporter , "I thought I would drop In on the occasion of your 100th birthday anniversary and smoke u friendly nine with you. " "Why,1' hesitatingly responded the von- ernbln man , "I know It I ? dreadfully uncon ventional tor a centenarian , but the truth I ? , young mini. I Imvo never learned to ' Then Bllenro relened for the n---xt llvo minutes , brpken only by the oe unjonal. sound of Iho reporter gasping for breath. | \VMIEN \ DRIVE OUT MINERS Force Nonunion Workers nt Diamoudville , . Wyo.toQuit Toiling. DFPUTIfS GUARDING MINES POWERLESS SlrlUcru Are Importing ArniK nnil Ammunition - munition nnil More Trouble In K\- lirpfod It fomiinnjAttrmtitN In ItcnuniR Work. CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Dec. 3. ( Special Tele gram. ) A week ago 600 miners employed In the mines of the Dlftmondvlllc Coal and I Coke company at Dlamondvlllc , Wyo. , struck c for an Increase In wages. Their demands s were refused by the- company and after a short flhutdown operations were resumeJ with a small force of nonunion men. At an i early hour this morning a mob of SCO women and girls , armed with guns , knives , clubs nnd stones , marched on the mines and com pelled the operators to flee. The miners at work were dragged from the mines and also driven away. Several were Injured by being struck with clubs and ono man wae shot at , presumably by one of a number of strikers concealed near the mines. The small force of deputies guard ing the property of the company was power less. Tomorrow It Is expected there will be : more trouble when the company attempts i to resume. The miners have been Importing arms nnd I ammunition. ItoyiMttl on ClilcnK" I'lniin MrtUorn. CHICAGO , Doc. 3. A novel boycott of the wares of the piano manufacturers who have locked out their employes was decided upon by tha Federation of Labor today. The plan Is to Induce the renters of pianos to shun the product of the factcry Involved In the labor troubles. Wherever the tabooed In struments nro found rented the users arc to be asked by a committee of the federation to return them to the warcrooms where they were obtained and to replace them at once with Instruments made In factories that have refused to Join In the lockout. Weavers < o A 1j .More PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 3. Eight de'c- gatcs , representing nearly 8.000 cloth weavers In forty mills of thla city , met to- day and adopted a new and Increase ! sca'e of wages. The demand will be mad ? af cr next Sunday. The weavers declare that they expect their now scale to be granted without serious difficulty , as some of the mill ? are using It already and the high price paid for cloth puts all mills In n portion to adopt It. If the new scale Is refused by the mills the weavers declare they will strike. U -fni < ? N to tloroKiilr.c Union , SPRINGFIELD , 111. , Doc. 3. After a con- fcrenco between a committee representing the striking car men and Colonel C. K. Mlnary , manager of the Springfield Consoli dated railway , today. It was announced that the strike Is to be kept up nnd no agree ment had been reached. Mr. Mlnary still refuses to recognize the Car Men'a union. AS TO CLAIMS AND CLAIMANTS nnd SlKnlflenni-c of the Attncka Mnilc IFnon reunion Coni- mlNNloiier UrmiN. FORT RANDALL , S. D. . Dec. 1. To the Editor of The Bee : I see by the Chicago Inter Ocean that the commander-In-chlcf of the Grand Army' of the Republic has sub mitted his rcpcaji o the president for his rccommendatloijHl' . congress regarding the perielon lawe. ' ? * A fully sa'tlsflsd-to learn that nil the parttmuproaches which the Na- tlonal Tribune brought and heaped upon the present commissioner of oenslous , II. C. Evans , were proven to be libels. Mr. Evans' report to the secretary of the In terior wns a clear sheet of his work as com missioner of pensions. The same report , where prejudice will not exist , as with the National Tribune , can be found by any honest , well-thinking person to be the clear est inado by any commissioner since the days of Major W. N. Dudley as commis sioner. Fault was found with Commissioner Evans for protesting the veterans from the many sharks who arc feathering their nests at the expense of the pensioner. It Is : ict for the good of the pensioner that this tribe of cloim agents are working , but for the money that Is In It. But for our congress at Washington and the carefulness of Commis sioner Evans the poor pensioner would be robbed of the llttlo he would receive. I have had a trial of the sharks myself. In October , 1877 , I received a letter from ono Fitzgerald In Washington , a claim agent , requiring from mo $15 nnd he would get mo a pension In less than six months. I showed his letter to other pensioners who ; pronounced him all right. I sent him the : $1D , which was but a forerunner. Six | I months afterwards ho asked $10 moro. This ' ho did not get. The next I heard from him he required postage stamps to the amount I of $1 In order that he could keep me posted I In a claim he ( Fitzgerald ) never submitted I i ' to the Pension department. Ills next move , wns to dispose of the National Tribune to j the lamented George E. Lemmon , the 6ol- dler's friend.Such are the men that Com missioner Evans did exclude from his office. Commissioner Evans was found fault with. Why ? Because he did not court the Washington attorneys as grand advisers and tnke Into his confidence nn established Bet of sharks. It Is well we have no uch men In Washington representing the far vest. The report of pensions granted every week , which Is shown by The Bee , to Ne braska , Iowa and South Dakota veterans , Is but a amnll fraction of whnl. Is granted all over the stntcs , nnd still the cry Is , "Evnns must go ! " This Is the height of nonsense. i.Mr. EvnnH Is n good and as Just ns can bo found , but the Almighty God could not please all , nnd most undoubtedly Mr , Evans cannot. Fault was found with him. Why ? Because ho protected the govern ment and also the pensioner when It wns necessary to do so , Certainly , claims are kept hack for many months awaiting the necessary testimony as la required by law. The delay Is the ap plicant's own fault. Hero is a case which came under my observation , A man put up a claim , stating ho belonged to the Sixth Iowa cavalry. Ho has no discharge from that rcglmont ; his name- could not be found In the records cf the War department nor In the nrchivcB of his stole. Now , Mr. Evans would bo a fine man In the eyes of this applicant If bo awarded the pension without proof of his service from nome quarter. It Is for such protection of the government that the National Trlbuno has barked so much from day to day about Mr. Evans. JOHN H. M'LAUGHLIN. TIIOUHAM ) I > OMA1IS KOII A MKIJ. Vc-rcllft Atriilnnt n Unit Who Wnn Ac- iinlttiMl liy n Criminal Court Jury. RAPID CITY. S. I ) . , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) In the cneo of Thomas McCrea against John T. Hooper the Jury brought In a verdict for $1,000 damages. The suit was for $25,000. A yeai ago Hooper killed the Bon of the plaintiff whllo trying to get possession of some ground In Hornblende camp , Pcnnlng- ton county. Hooper was acquitted by a criminal court Jury of the charge of mur der. South lliiKntnIMVH SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Dee. 3. ( Special. ) The citizens of Clark are agitating the estab lishment of a stage mall route between that city nnd the town of Elrod , The annual meeting of the State Historical society of South Dakota will be held Jaunary 10 at Pierre. The Bristol Courier has bopn fold by Theodore Tnett to L. H. Woodwortb , who assumed charge December 1. Since the death , a few' weeks ago. of George Wclge , the original "potato king" of the western part of the slate , Rlchafd Reble , living near Spearflsh , has succeeied to the title , having this seaeon raised over 4,000bushels of potatoes. A new Lutheran church nt Estelllne his been dedicated. Forest City has liquidated Its entire school debt and now has a neat surplus of school funds on hand In Its treasury. The Catholics of Aurora are planning the construction of a new church. The new opera house at Ipswich has been completed nnd formally opened to the pub Ic. A war has been Inaugurated nt Armour against nlckcl-ln-the-slot machines. Cnptnln Horn of the gasoline ferry Peer less has returned to Pierre with his teat I1 from Bismarck , where ho has been en- gaged In ferrying for several months , VOLKMER IS ASKED TO QUIT ltp liri > ntlon of I'nitiiHiit National Committcrninn from South ln- kotn In in Order. HURON , S. D. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) At a conference hero last night of the South Dakota state central committee It wac agreed to ask H. S. Volkmer , editor of the Mil- bank Review , n member of the national committee from South Dakota , to resign | his position. H Is understood that Mr. Volk- i mcr's political views do not entirely har- monlzo with those of the populist party. If ho pays no attention to the suggestions of the committee , the national committee. will be asked to declare a vacancy In the committee from this state. As to candidates for state offices en the ticket to bo named for the approaching campaign no action was taken , although It wao openly talked that W. T. LaFollctt of Chamberlain , now chairman of the state railway commission , would bo very likely named ns the choice of the populists for governor , and that Thomas H. Ayrco , pres ent secretary to Governor Lee , will be pro vided with n prominent place on the ticket , cither secretary of state or auditor. The South Dakota Reform Press associa tion chose these officers last evening : Presi dent , A. Shcrrlu , Wntertown Times ; vice president , Fred Wright , DcSmet Indcpcnd- cnt ; secretary , T. H. Ayres , Vermilion . Plain Talk. AfTnlrn Itriiorteil from I' I or re. PIERRE , S. D. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) The annual meeting of the Brown County Ed ucational association opened here on Friday with an attendance of about 100. A very In- I tercstlng program was presented. Roy Tcnnnnt writes his mother from the Philippines that he h In good health and I enjoys army life very much. Ho Is quite favorably Impressed with the country and says the posslblltles It will afford for young men of energy will be very great when peace Is established. | i nuslness at the United States land office i for November was better than for the same month far several years. : ; Judge Campbell will open the December ' term of court for Brown county next Tues day. The most Important cases are those I of Julius Link , charged with stealing several hundred dollars' worth of jewelry from the store of D. G. Gollett , and E. E. Collins , i charged with setting fire to his stock of goods last summer. Grniitr. Gold Mine to HCOIIIMI. I LEAD , S. D. , Dec. 3. ( Special. ) It is j reported that Otto P. Th. Grantz has bonded ' his gold mine north of this city to Denver j ! i pcoplo for $1,000,000'and that work Is soon to commence again on the rich ore shoot. I The mlno has been closed down for several I days while Grantz went to Denver with his | last consignment of ore. Seven Ilorwen IloiiHteil < o Dcnth. CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Dee. 3. ( Special Tel egram. ) An Incendiary lire destroyed the Hoffman livery stables here at 4 o'clock this morning. Seven horses were roasted to death and buggies and harness destroyed. Loss , $10,000 ; insurance , $5,000. Snoiv In South Dakota. SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Dec. 3. ( Special Telegram. ) For the first time this full the 1 ground is partially covered with snow. A fierce northwest wind has been blowing all day , accompanied by snow squalls. Ther mometers register 15 above. South Dakota \ < MVotcn. . An effort is being made to have a weather signal station established at Wesslngton. Ernest Smith , a farmer HvlnB nine mllles northwest of Woonsocket , has "truck a powerful three-Inch How of artesian water I at a depth of SC3 feet. l The Woman's Relief corps of Onlda will ' give an entertainment during the llrst week In December for the benefit of the South ' Dakota Soldiers' homo at Hot Springs. Howard Is to have another bank , which Is to be established by T. II. Radcllft and other capitalists of Miner county. Radcllft will bo the president and H. M. Hanson i , cashier. ' Benjamin Taylor of Nemo had the sum of $170 hidden In an old tin can in his house. He hired two colored women to renovate his dwelling and after they had completed the work and departed he misled his money. The women were arrested , but when searched only $1 was found upon them. John E. Diamond , ex-bank examiner of South Dakota , who , since retiring from that position , has been In business at Hrooklnurs , has retired from the Brooklnns Land and Trust company. Poor health Is abslgnucl ns the reason for Mr. Diamond's retirement from actlvo business life. Till : HHTIItKD A Mfflit Tlia < WIIH PrnlUnlilc Un hut Still Not .Satisfactory. "Ono night In the dining room of n house where I was making a short call , " says the retired burglar In the New York Sun , "I found the gas left burning but turned down low , and when I'd turned that up a little I found on the table under It the beautiful- lost llttlo cold turkey lunch you ever saw. There wns about half a turkey , prntty near all one sldo of him , Including the second joint , which Is my special fancy and I do like cold turkey ! and bread and pickles nnd things , and off on ono edge of this spread thcro was a plato of some eort of cakes and candles ; and what silver there was on the table woo of the kind worth carrying away. "Well , now , you know , my motto has al ways been business before pleasure , but I couldn't rental that turkey and I just simply pulled out the chair from the end of the in- ble , the ono that was closest to It , and went at It , and It was good as It looked , the only disturbing thing about It all being'that U was contrary to good sense and good Judg ment to cet there and eat It. I plugged away on the turk until I had eaten about all , there was to It , and I then reached over for i that plate of cakes and things and drawcd It toward me I wasn't going to cat any of them , but I wanted to look at 'em and as I pulled the plato along there rose up back of It on the table the top fold of a little folded paper that had been placed under It : and I picked that up and opened It. I read something like this : | I " 'Dear George : When you get through , eating don't fall to put away the silver. ' ] ' "I'd already put away mcst of It , dropping It into my bag as I got through with It , ns I went along , und I'd just reached over for a last pickle and got that , and dropped the fork In my bag and was reaching for the pickle stand to get the bottles out and take , that , when I heard the rattle of a key In ' , the front door ; and I knew what that meant ; U was George. i "I am obliged to state that for about a nix- 1 toenth pftrt of a second I was more or Icsfc I paralyzed , because I'd como In myself at the front door , finding no look on but the night latch , and that waa my way out , and In that time George was looking in the dining room J I door. Ho was a qul"k. uprlngy chap , and I , ho'd come In the front door , swung that tn , nnd turned the key In the lock and swung round toward me all In practically one move- j i nient. HP was no sardine , George , It wns all clear as ti boll to him , and he lit out for me without A moment's hesitation. I wa * handicapped mj-fel' , of course , by that foolish , hearty lunch I'd Just eaten , hut I held my end up ns well r.e 1 could and wo I | went nt It thcro In the dining room. "Tbo carpet wan thick and wo hustled around on It In n sort of rough-nnd-tumble- Iiivmmer nnd tongs kind of way for half a minute or so without making nuy noise , an.l Chen one or the other of us jounced up ngnlnst the tinder sldo of the edge of the table. In some way , hard , to It mndo the dlshca fairly Jump. Then we slugged nwny at each other for half a minute or so more , getting pretty well warmed up to It , ( but not making any particular noise , either , till ho run In on mo and we both fetched up ngln the tablengnln with n Jolt this time made things Just rattle ; nnd then the first thing i that I knew somebody upstnlrs was holler ing : " 'Murder ! Murder ! ' "That , you understand , racnnt that some thing had got to bo done , and POOH ; because that sort of hollcrln' , If It's kept up long , nlways attracts attention ; and I lit Into George now ns well ns I knew how , and I managed to get In finally one grand North American bulgcr 0:1 : him that doubled him up and sent him humpln' over to the other elde of the room. As he went down ho upset some sort of n ntand there wns over there with a big Image on It , solid , nnd Hint went down on the floor with a Jam that Jarred j ! the house alongside of him. I "Naturally , that wns the time for me to ' go , nnd I went , without the least trouble In the world ; front door easy ns pie , and long , before he wns up nnd nround I'd got nwny. j But , do you know , I always kind o' reproached - [ I preached myself for that whole business. It wns bad enough to take the silver ; but to double up George , too , must have been nn- , noylug to the lady. " | ANOTHER SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE Champion .Trffrlrn I'lrcn I'lHtol to Start Hncprn nt JVeiv York. NEW YORK. Dee. 3.-Anot1ier rlx-day bicycle race was started at 12 o'clock to night -Madlbon Square garden. Thirty- eight men llnrd up for the opening pistol , | , which was llred toy James J. Jeffries , the i loiusrlllst. The llrst relay of eight men rndo four- ; ' Icon laps. Posltloim were rucured by lot , each man being warned that he must not attempt to gain a lap on account of his tnmporary advantage until after the llrst mile. The start was witnessed by about 4,000 people. The men are divided Into teams ns fol lows : ; Team No. 1 "Tho Favorites , " Louis I Glmm of Plttsburg and Burns Pierce of Boston. Team No. 2 "The Canucks , " Alt Benle nnd Harley Davidson of Toronto. I Team No. S "Tho Parisians , " Jean Fis cher nnd 31. Chevalier of Paris. ' Team NcI I Oscar Aronaon of Sweden nnd Georpc Kramer of Chicago. 1 Team No. 5 "The Marseilles Pair , " Mn- rlus The ni.d M. Pastulre of Marseilles , France Tenm No. C "The Two Freds. " Fred Schlnecr and Fred Foster of New York. Team No. 7 "The .Likely Combine , " Karl D. Stevens of Buffalo and Charles Tur- vlllo of Philadelphia. Tenm N'o. S "The Unpnced Champions , " Otto Maya of Erie , Pn. , and Archie Mc- Enchern of Toronto , Canada , Team No. D "The Indoor Kings. " Jny Eaton of Elizabeth , N. J. , and Robert Wnl- thour of AUanta. Gn. Tenm No. 10 "The Pennsy Pair , " Ed ward Thomn of Rending , Pa. , nnd W. E. Dlckcrson of Beaver Meadow , Pa. Team No 11 C. V. Bnbcock of Now York nndv. . C. Stlmson of Boston. Team No. 12 "The Sldewheclers , " Rob ert Miller of New York and A. B. Stone of Denver. Team No. " 13 "Tho Newarklte ? , " R. S. Ireland and John Ruol of Newark. Team No. 14 "The Jerseyltc ? , " Adolph Michaels and Steve Fallen of New Jersey. Team No. 15 E. Riviere of Now York and W. A , 'Brown of Brooklyn. Team No. 16 K. O. Peabody o-f Lynn , Mass. , nnd A. J. Peltier of New York. Team No. 17 "Tho Unknowns. " Andrew Johnson and Normnn Comeau of Brooklyn. Team No. IS "The FWng Dutchmen , " C. W. uMIIler of Chicago und Erank Waller of New York. Team No. 19 "The Swedes. " Oscar Julius and Gus Lnwson of Sweden. The thirty-eight riders were on the track for several hcurs before the start. They did some fast riding- . The present race is rndlenlly different from former six-day con tests becausfe of the law passed at the last senslon of tlie legislature prohibiting' con tinuous six-day races. Ench rider In this race will ride twelve hours out of the twenty-four. The garden record under the. old system for six days' continuous riding IB 2,100 miles. The record of this race should be well up to 3,000 miles. The prizes are : First team , $1COO ; second tenm , $700 ; third team , $100 ; fourth team , $300 ; fifth team , $200 ; sixth nnd seventh teams. $100 each : total , $2SK ( ) . Wilier led at the llrst mile , he being Riven first place by virtue of his rank of chnm- plan. Chevalier broke from the 'bunch nnd led nt the. Hrst lap , but then dropped back. Several of the faster men lapped the others , but under the rules their gain did not count , ns It was made before the finish of the llrst mile. That ended , however , there wan a terrlllc npurt. The score at 1 o'clock was : I M. L.L M. L. I C. W. Miller 23 Slienlo 2J 4 Plorco 23 5 Julius 23 4 Chevalier 23 5 Peabody 23 2 Foretcr 23 5 IV.stalre 22 3 Turvillo 23 G Michaels 22 3 Maya 23 5 Riviere 22 1 Walthour 23 5 Aronson 21 3 Dlckcrsou 23 B Ruol 23 I Bnbcock 2J G.Comenii 21 1 Itobcrt Miller..23 51 j Aronson was the llrst man to leave the i track. .He went off after making twenty- one miles nnd thrro laps nnd his place was taken by his partner , George Kramer. Their team ecoro nt the end of the first | ' hour was twenty-three miles nnd live lups OMAHA AWAIIDUD CIIAMI'IOX.HHII1. Meetllltt of neli ! a < PK HulfN Out Mii- i-nlii for I'rofi'KiloiinllMin. The Iowa-Nebraska Interseholastlc Fool Ball league held Its annual meeting Sat urday afternoon at Iho rooms of the Board of Education. The award of the season's championship was discussed nnd Omtiha wan declared the winner. 'IVkamuh and Nebraska City wore dropped from the league and Fremont nnd Enst Dos Molnes were substituted. The olllcos for the en- sulntr year were apportioned as follows : Proside-nt , Omaha ; vice president. Red Oak ; secretary. Council Bluffs * . Red Oak and Omnlm both handed In protests against ' Lincoln on the eroumi that It had played professionals. The objection was sustained I by the de.leeates and Omnlm wns accord- 1 ' Ingly awarded the championship , having been licaten by no team except Lincoln. Cro\lnln CJoliiNT tn I'nrln. CHICAGO , Dec. 3. The Chronicle tomorrow - row will sny : ThroR of this country's fast- ! put short-distance bicycle rneors , Arthur Gardiner. Karl KIsor and Tom Cooper , will KO to Paris next year. lPrlzn < j offered by the exposition company will ttmount to $ K,000. Early In March they will soil for the other side and KO to Genoa. Throe months will be spent In thrtt city In train * IHK. Then they will co to I'arls , taklns pains to keep In condition till September , when thn 'biupe-Ht ' three-day bicycle meet ever held will bo ono of the attractions of the exposition. Fremont , it.'t ) ( 'oliiiiibiin. < l. COLU.MBUS , Neb. . Dec. 3.-Bperal.- ( ! ) The Fremont Normal team met the High school eleven hero yesterday and defeated them by a score of 23 to 6. Tim trroundu were wet und muddy and the wtno was played under mnny dlfllcnltles. It was to be the closing gamft of the season , but If the wwither Is fair a return same rnuy be iihtyed at Fremont next Saturday. Bc-ll- wcod nlfo wuntH another co at the pn- li"ius team nnd will probably play for u puree. GRAIN-0 ! GRAIN-0 ! Remember that name when you want a delirious. nppetUlnic , nourishing food drink i to take the place of coffee Sold by all cro. cera and llkod hy all who have uoed It. Graln-O in made of pure Krnln , It olds dlI I c tlon nnd utrenithonn thnerves. ; . U i i ' not a ntlinulunt , but u health builder and | the children as well an the ndults c-a.n i drink It with great benefit CosU nbout U n muoh o coffee , 16c and 2Sc per pack- B . Ajk ygur rp.c.er for Qrain-O. KANSAS' WOIIST I'll ' .IIMl. I'lllK. s > ThotiuhdoHilv Sot bjnn Army OlnVer Xoi I'liinoti * . , The Rri-nln-t prnlrlp lire known In Uniisni wns In the yenr 1S 9 nnd It wn * t out l j. nn oOlcer of the Vnltod Slates government , relites the Kiinm * City Journnl. This olll- cor Is now In Wr.shliigton and durlnc the Spnnlsh wnr hi * name wns more fremicntlj' In the paper * thnn nny other. One day In ISC9 he nnd a pnriv of olllccrs irotn I'ort Hnys were returnlnc frc-m n wild lurkoj- hunt In the canons of the Saline. The wind wns blowing n hnrrlcnno nnd whin n stop wns mnde on the lilRh prnlrle Porno ten miles north of Hays this olllrer dtllhorately toiu-lied a mntr.i to the dry , orlsp grass in order to make n wpcc- tncle.hon the other ollle. vs s'iw whnt ho wns nbout to do they mnde n desperate effort to stop him , Inn the deed hud been done nnd tlu < red llnmes wore reeling across the prnlrlp like n frightened nntelope. Thnt tire swept from where It Jmd been started < 'loar ncross Knnmx Into what Is now Oklahoma. Thp strmmn and road ? offered no olistnolos to It whatever. Wlillp going Mllth Ithad - nlso turned to the east nnd If ft n trail of ruin across Rice. Reno , Kino man , Harper nnd other counties. Thou sands of settlers werr burned out , losing their huiiM's and their feed , their horses and entile. If the man who set that lire hnd been known to the si-tllerB nil the troops on the plnlns would not 'have ' linen enough to Htny their vengeance. As It was , ho suffered re morse beyond dcsvrlptlon. When tinolll - cers nt Hays would bring him papers tolling of the damnve done ho would groan nnd curse- himself roundly. HP left Hays for some oilier post In the , following yenr and , BO far ni wo know , hla mime was never connected with the gigantic prairie rtro of I ( rent City of I'liillooKn. ! Irkutsk , the accepted capital of orlentnl Siberia , Is a city of pndlocks , reports thu riilcnpo Record. It has only nbout 51.000 In * habitants , yet there nre more padlocks on the shutters nnd doors of Irkutsk stores ihnn cnn bo round In an American city of aiO.uH ) . There nre as mnny ns three pad locks on sumo store doors nnd oviry lower- story shutter hears from ono to live. Tha p.idlork weighs from one to fifteen pounds. 'I he popular size Is live pounds nnd two and onf-h.ilf Inches thick. The closing of a store is an affair of con sequence. The heavy shutters are swung , together , the ponderous Iron bars arc put in place , the padlock * are ndjul l nnd locked nnd then comes the llnnl nnd serious ceremony of locking the door. The door Is shut , the bars nro placed , the padlock Is tlxeil nnd locked and tlie verdant stranger thinks the closing operation Is over. It is not. A piece of cord Is drawn through the hasp of the pndlock and the two ends held against the door by a clerk or boy whllo the proprietor nulls a pleco of scaling wax f and sticks the ends of the string to the door. On the hot wnx he. plnces hlH private stnmp. A promenndo on an Irkutsk husl- ness street after closing time shows the luiRo padlocks , the two lines of string and n fnt dnb of red wnx ns hlg as a silver dollnr. In t-nse sealing wax Is dispensed with the pndlock is tied In n rig , the string being knotted In n pecullnr way. The business mnn of Irkutsk hus no filth In n , trln.cless pndlock. I learned that through the wnx nnd rag medium thu owner of a atom knew if his lock had been tampered with In the night. I'rotty CoNtiiini-N for a Child. A pretty and becoming- way to make a 1 oloth costume for a young girl Is to inu- chlno-stltch the odpp of the plnln skirt with mnny rows of xaudler'p silk the shnde of the cloth , then face the rovers of the open jacket nnd the turn-down collar nlso with satin and taffeta cht'ck , In white nnd n color matching the dress , making- full blouse vest front to correspond , or else let the blouse and facing bo madeof ono of the new , bright French tnrtnn silks and the belt and folded colliir of the bloiiPe of vel vet mntch ono of the prominent colors In the plaid. A Kolf-shnped enpe. of the cloth , lined with the check or plaid , would com plete a costume that could bo worn all win ter unless in extreme cold weather. PERFECT UN ECEGANT TOILET LUXURY , Used by pcoplo of refinement for over n , quarter of a century. , Tottering along- the streets of today - day was the man "Just a little run down" yesterday. Whnt didn't amount to much a few months ngo has poisoned and wrecked his system now. Ho has paid dearly for his carelessness and negligence. Dr. Kay's Renovator Timely taken , would have saved that man. It is a mighty good thing for "run-down" men to tie to. Shun substitutes. If not nt druggistr , wo will send It postpaid upon receipt of price. Advice , samples and hook free. Dr. KIIV'S Renovator , Me and $1.00. Address , Dr. II. J. Kay .Medical Co. , Sara toga Springs , N. Y. BUY THE GENUINE MANUFACTURED BT CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO , NOT1D THIS .NASIK. S . * new nmiilr wlili-h quickly ciin-J fpiu l wr-kiiox , vurlcole. nl ht emlft'loiin , ptenialurL illscliaricc. * : mid rr torr II o ortrani ID rtrrnirtli nnil vliror. Dr. I , W. Knipp , llnlhill IlillMlnir. Drtrnlt. 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