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    JL'HJfc OMAHA DAUbl BM : WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 lob *
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PANT , OMAHA. Drafts , Checks nnd Pont-
office Orders to be rniulo payable to the
order of the Company.
OMAHAPDBLISHINB 00 , , Prop'rs
Ei ROSEWATER. Editor.
STAHI.ET MATOTIEWH fools moro com
fortnblo now thnt Roscoe Conkling h
declined to join him on the supreme
bench.
c at Washington in on tlie
senatorial race track , but nt horn
among his constituents ho is willing t <
servo a third term in the lower house
IK loss than four weeks wo shall be
called on to elect Six ward council
men. Who are the candidates ? Don'
all speak at onco.
COUNCIL B&UITB hao elected a doinn
cratic mayor after a triangular fight in
which the redoubtable Waughan was
running for re-election independent.
five millions-of dollars are
expended annually under the super
vision of the Indian 'bureau. The op
propriation this year < ia $350,000
greater than that of last.
DuniNo the short month of Feb
ruary the national -debt decreased a
trifle below ton millions. The policy
of taxing this generation to j > ay the
whole national debt at the rate of ton
millions A month is vcry.quoationablo.
POLITICAL grasshoppers up ia Da
kota are on the anxious seat just now
undecided which sida of the fence
they are to jump after congress has
passed the pending bill to subdivide
and reconstruct that territory.
GKOUQE WABniNnroK FKOST , mu-
aionary among the Indians during
anoro than fifteen yoara , and inoro re
cently government director of the
Union Pacific railroad , ha reached
the national capital to file his pre
emption for another year.
Tim cabinet makers are still hard
at work in reconstructing 1'rcaidout
Arthur's cabinet. The latest slate
transfer ! Postmaster General Howe
to the interior department to open
the way fur some young and active '
stalwart partisan.
TuAT'long-promisod branch minsat
Omaha doesn't moot with much en
couragement in tlio senate and it now
looks as if wo should have to got our
silver dollars coined In Philadelphia a
few years longer. It is sad , but wo
presume Omaha will survive.
TIIKEB hundred and eighty-six
, farmers' alliances ore now working in
this state , and scarcely a week passes
without additions to fliq number.
The railroads have beeF given duo
notice , and will probably govern
ihotnsolvos accordingly.
SENATOR SAUNDEKS has introduced
a bill into the senate making Omaha
a port of delivery. The Union Pacific
bridge monopoly has boon forcing
Omaha to stand and deliver for the
lost nine years.
> Lr wo are to believe tbo San Fran
cisco Call , ox-Senator Sargent waa
beaten for the interior department by
the Indian rings and land grabbers.
No one who knows Mr. Sargent's old-
time leanings toward land grabs will
credit this statement for a moment ,
raid on the American
hog having failed ho has now attacked
the American ham and classes it as
cotton goods on account of the wrap
per whicli encloses it , On the s&mo
principle our government ought nt
once to retaliate by classing German
oauiagca as old skins.
MlllIC DlWNELL , of
Minnesota , Booms to have boon made
the victim of a clover forgery , Borne
weeks ago a letter WM given to the
proas which announced Mr , Dunnell
aa actively canvaasing for the ouccea-
iiiou Of Senator Witidom. The letter
was eignod with ofr DunneU'a name
and purported to bo a confidential
communication to a penonal friend.
It created a genuine sensation' in
Jliiineaota political circles , especially
Atnoner Mr , Punnoll'a coiuititueata ,
. . '
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CAPTAIN EADS and his trained corps
of lobbyists are jubilant over their
prospect of another successful raid on
Uncle Sam's treasury.
The senate commlttoo on commerce
have decided to report favorably on
End's gigantic subsidy scheme the
Tchuannpcc ship railway for which
the government is to advance its cred
it to the tune of.fifty millions. Ends
and his strikers confidently expect
favorable action for this scheme by
the senate and house , nnd the prevail
ing opinion is that their confidence
is well founded. Captain Ends lias
already pockottcd several millions for
his jetty work nt the mouth of the
Mississippi , and hisoxporioncoin lobby
ing that lucrative job through congress
has enabled him to manipulate the
congrcsonal ! committees in favor of
the ship railway sckomo. Without
disparaging the labors of Captain
Ends on the Mississippi jetties , or en
dorsing current reports that Ends per
petrated a .monstrous fraud on the
government in settling for the jetty
job , wo may safely pronounce the
"ship railway scheme a more brazen
subsidy otoal than the credit mobilior
grant.
It is simply an insult to the intelli
gence of the American people for con
gress to vote fifty.millions of bonds to
such a scheme > when the proposed im
provement of the great water ways.of
the Mississippi valley cannot secure
ono-tenth of ihat sum.
The fact that , Eads maintains subsi
dized organs at the national capital to
advocate his ship railway job , that
Eads gives costly public dinners tocon
grossmon and journalists , that
trained and well organized lobby
working night and day making con
verts among congressmen who wan
to bo converted affords proof that tin
ship railway flchomo.is a speculative
enterprise wholly'in the interest of a
gang of jobbers. If this steal passe ;
congress in spite of the known popu
lar advorslon -aubsidios , of every
class , President Arthur could not ren
der the country greater service than
by voicing the bill.
THE disastrous overflow of the Mis
sissippi river should impfoos congress
with the pressing necessity of immediate
diato attention to the .improvement
of the great river and its principal
tributaries. An unobstcucted chan
nel from the head of navigation to the
gulf is what the interests of < the coun
try demand. Lees than that is not so
much of an injury to the part nog
looted as it is to the people at largo ,
[ t is now understood by all , as well as
publicly admitted by railroad corpora
Jens , that river transportation is the
} no great chock upon monopoly. The
testimony of Wayne MacVoagh , as
ittornoy for the Pennsylvania
railroad , was all of ono tenor ,
[ t complained throughout that ,
jvon without any legal rostrio-
ions , the railways are scarcely able to
ioiapoto with the water routes. Hence
ioro is the greatest economy in ostab
ishing , once for all , a navigable route
rom the great broad-producing etc-
mnscs of the continent to the RCA
> oard. No legislation can do so much
award moderating and equalizing
roight charges. It is the duty of all
'oprosontatives from the Mississippi
alloy to unite on this ground , Corn-
lined they can exert a moral , as well
, a a numerical influence , which senso-
oss jealousy will weaken and dis-
ipato.
IT is stated that when President
Arthur decided to nominate Mr ,
} onkling ho wrote to him at the Fifth
Lvonuo hotel whore ho supposed ho
ros , and informed him of his inton-
ion. Mr. Conkling had gone to
Jtica in the mean time to visit his
amily and waa consequently there .
fhon the nomination waa made. Not
tearing from Mr. Conkling the presi-
lent decided that the nomination
vould bo agreeable and made it.
fills statement , if correct , explains
fhy the nomination was made , but
ails to show why Mr , Conkling did
lot refuse the proffer as soon as he
M > came aware that his naino waa being
isod without his sanction.
TUB' real estate craze is liable to
[ ivo Omaha a backset. Thousands of
> eoplo who came hero years ago to
nvost and settle down turned their
jacks on Omaha because they were
lazed by extravagant real ostuto prices.
Dthor thousands are liable to stay
iway because reckless real estate
( peculators are putting property out
> f the roach of men of moderate
noans.
THE latest conundrum put in circu
ation by sensational reporters of theresa
> rosa is does Brigham Young still
ivo ? Wo presume ho does , and wo
ihould not bo surprised to hear that
10 was soon hobnobbing with Pie
None , Louis Napoleon , Wilkes , Booth
md other persons of note whose
lurvival has from time to time boon a
natter of speculation ,
UNDER the now apportionment
Cansaa will hayo seven congressmen ,
[ 'he Kansas City Journal mentions
wunty names of omli.ont Kanaans
rho are prominent candidates for
hogovon Hcalo , with the back counties
ot to hear from. The crop of con
cessional candidates iu thu atato ii
jlyaa | promiiing ,
TUB announcement is made by the
Burlington & Missouri railroad com *
pany that from date freight will bo re
ceived at Omaha for Chicago , direct
by way of Plattsmouth. This move
on the part of the Burlington road is
significant as indicating trouble in the
Iowa pool. It was hardly to bo ex
pected that the Burlington company ,
with a through line from Omaha to
the lakes , would long remain content
with an arrangement which gave a
largo portion of the profits to the
Union Pacific bridge monopoly on
each carload of freight transported
over the lines. This action , wo be
lieve , will force a disruption of the
pool , or clso compel the building of
another bridge over the river at this
point. The Union Pacific has for a
long time boon anxious to throw all
the traffic possible into the hands of
the Wabash , and has used every in
ducement in the way of cut ratosto (
incline shippers to this ond. Now that
the Burlington road is independent
of the Union Pacific , the Rock Island ,
Northwestern , and St. Pnul compa
nies are likely to see thr advantages
of securing a connection with our city
by moans of an independent bridge ,
It is a well known fact that this sub
ject has boon discussed for some
months past , and that stops have been
taken to ascertain the coats and the
most advantageous location for such a
structure. Omaha's trade has de
veloped so largely within the past liv
years , and the receipts and shipment !
from the city have increased so great'
ly that a now bridge has become al
most a necessity from a commorcia
point of view. Tho' Union Pncifi
bridge is over crowded with business
and at times is entirely inadequate to
.deal with the traffic. An a result the
transfer is crowded with undelivered
freight , and our merchants are correspondingly
spondingly iiicaavonioncod. There is
no doubt that another railroad bridge
across the Missouri at this point must
bo built within the next five years ,
and it is a question whether the ao-
tion of the Burlington roads will not
hasten a day which will bo hailed with
pleasure by all of our citizens.
movements in th
south are springing up as thickly as
loavcc in the spring. The back-bone
of Bourbon riilo is seriously strained
and a few more straws will break it
aa effectually in Georgia as it has booh
broken in Virginia under Mahono.
Following Mr. Folton's example ,
General L. J. Uartroll , formerly an
active and influential democrat of
Georgia , announces his intention to
run as an independent candidate for
governor next full on a platform of a
"free education of all children , oppo
sition to railroad and other monopo
lies , opposition to the present system
of leasing the state convicts , a recognition
nition of the unity of our common
federal government , and equality of
all men botoro the law- " The Vicka
burg Herald is calling for immigration
into Mississippi , and urging as induce
tnonta 500,000 acres of fine plantation
land , "perfect freedom in all matters ,
political , social and religious , " and
constantly growing educational ad
vantages. Those are signs of the
limes which foreshadow the future ma
terial advancement of the south.
Prosperity and personal and political
security go hand in hand. It is the
{ rowing recognition of this fact
which is causing such a stampede from
the Bourbon ranks in Dixie.
THE chief element in the prosperity
of every state or nation in the ocono-
ny of transportation of persons and
property. It is the most marked fact
n the difference between civilization
md barbarism. [ Horatio Seymour.
Every dollar saved in the transpor-
.ation of goods is a dollar in the
pocket of the producer. And every
lollar charged by the monopolies
ibovo a rate which affords them a fair
eturn for cost and risk of uorvico la n
heft from the public pocket.
OUAUA'K mud is oven moro famous
; han her rapid growth as the molropo-
is of the Missouri. The Chicago
Herald says : "There is ono other
: ity in the world whore mud is a reg
nant feature. According to the At
lanta Constitution , "the cam got
ituck" in thp streets of that city , "and
off the street car lines a horse can
scarcely pull an empty dray. " Misery
loves company , and Chicago is glad in
her abject muddiness to hoar of some
thing moro recent in the mud line
than the Omaha of 18G5 , whoso con
dition was described in the quatrain ;
"Has't over been in Omaha ,
Where rolls the dark Missouri down-
Where six strong horse * scarce can draw
An empty wagon through the town ? "
Tim sale of 55,000 acres of hinds in
Northern Kansas i i'luiuiuK ; to the
Central branch of the Union Pacific
railroad company has boon re
ferred to in our dispatches. This im
mense tract has been held for years by
the land department of the Central
Branch uu&ubjocfod to state taxation
jnd reaping ull the bonofUb and pro
tection of a government supported by
; ho contributions of citizens who
lidn't happen to belong to a railroad
souipany. By its transfer to a rosi-
lent of Now Jersey it will now lw
breed to boar its share of the tuxes
>
ind Kansas will bo correspondingly
xmefittod thereby.
V - ' . * . . * - , . „ C8
SURVEYING FRAUDS :
Senator "Van Wyck on the Trail
of a Loud Beast.
A Pew Facts and. Figures on
the burject.
Congretilonftt Record , Ftti. 25.
The senate proceeded to consider
the following resolution , submitted by
Mr. Van Wyck on the 20th of January -
uary :
Whereas , The records in the general -
oral land office show great nbuso and
frauds in the surveys allowed by deposits -
posits under sections 2401 , 2402 and
2403 of the revised statutes ; Re
solved , That the secretary of the interior
torior bo directed through the com *
missioner of the general land oflico to
instruct the surveyor general to up
prove no moro applications for sur
veya under the deposit system , am'
that all proceedings bo suspon od under
dor applications already approved un
til further action by congress , so thai
contracts unlawfully procured may noi
bo recognized a valid. Resolved
That the committee on public land
make investigation oa to the natun
and extent of such alleged abuses am
frauds ; what redress may bd had foi
any loss sustained by the govornmon
and what legislation is necessary t
prevent a recurrence in the future.
Mr. Van Wyck Mr. President , b
the courtesy of the senator from Iowa ,
and with the permission of the senate
I propose to submit a few remark ;
relative to the resolution which I pro
posed in this body a few weeks sine
in regard to improprieties , abuses an
frauds in the surveys of the publi
lands.
Tim act of 1871 allowing settlers 01
the public domain to have the town
ships surveyed in which they lived sc
that their boundaries could bo definitely
nitoly fixed , by depositing with
United States depositary the cstimatoc
coat of such survey , usually $600 foi
a township , receiving therefor certificates
catos of deposit which could , bp usoi
to pay for land pre-empted in tin
township so surveyed , was intondcdai
a beneficent measure , but grow int <
great abuse and greater frauds when
in 1879 , the law was amended so tha
such certificates could bo assigned by
endorsement and used in payment foi
the pre-emption and homestead of anj
government lands.
Before 1870 the enterprising raider ,
wore restricted by the clause .making
certificates good only in the township
surveyed , so they contrived a schomi
to widen the field of operations Under
dor the guise of regard for the settlers
they appeared in congress and im
posed upon its credulity , and by the
miracle which generally secures the
passage of any measures under which
IB concealed plunder , the bill was
scarcely challenged. One feature in
the record of its passage from the
present stand point appears signifi
oant.
oant.Tho
The original bill 801 was introduced
in the senate March 25 , 1&78 ; reported
from committee on public lands April
24. : passed May 1 ; sent to the house
and referred to committee on the pub
lic lands May 1. The committee re
ported the bill May 11 , amended by
striking out all after the enacting
clause and inserting the timber-cul
ture bill , believing that would be
moro for the benefit of settlors. Thus
amended it passed the house the same
day. A proper inquiry then and now
why was not the bill as amended
returned to the senate for its action ?
The defeat made the schemers moro
ahrWd , nnd waiting until the next ,
which waa the third and last , session
of that congress and near its close ,
not until the 27th of February , as the
session closed on the 4U < of March ,
they reappeared in the house and
the speaker announced that senate
bill 801 had bon lost , and an order
was entered'that a copy should be re
quested from the sonato. So nfuch
engrossed with other matters was
every member that no ono of the pub
lic land committee corrected the
speaker with the information that ,
although effectually buried by the
house , the bill certainly was not lost.
A copy of the senate bill was obtained
nnd on February 27 promptly passed.
Already organized , the plotters at
once extended their plan of operations
with dummies , straw men and collu-
lijn with some of the surveyors-
general.
Ihoso surveys are confined to lands
"not mineral or reserved , " intending
to benefit settlers , and would bo most
used in agricultural states and terri
tories. Before this amendment the
ipposits were small , especially in agri
cultural states.
With money at command these ur-
lent friends of the settlers increased
the deposits , particularly whora ac
commodating surveyors-general were
found , and the records show some ,
like Barkis "woro willing. " They
sold the certificates at 00 and 95had
the surveying contract ! made to them
selves or in their interest , got the
work done for 40 or 50 per cent , of
contract price. Adding 10 per cent ,
liscount on certificates , the profit is
30 per cent , while the loss to the gov
ernment ifl nearly the whole amount ,
for many of the surveys are of no
raluo whore the lands are inacceesible
ind worthless , and sometimes no sur
veys in fact are made.
These deposits , in previous yean of
imall amount' , swelled during the last
peal to about two million dollars , and
every day increasing. Is every de
partment of this government honey-
tombed with kindred corruption ? The
postoffico waa raided , and ono equally
jutragoous appears in the land depart
ment. Like the postoffice , the land
department produced this monstrosity
if villuny under a remarkably pure
administration. If moro time hud
been spent in detecting thefts and
robbers and loss in decimal fractions ,
the differential calculus , and the. or
bits of the heavenly bodies , the treas
ury would not liavo sufiored so much
lotrimont.
These frauds in the interior depart-
nont are particularly painful , for at
: hat time it was enjoying the distinc-
; ion of possessing all thorp was tm-
Jiotic in the mradtao of civjl service ,
riiero the lily and sunflower of
American politics wore scattering
heir brightest hues midmost fragrant
lorfunies. Daily and monthly re-
jorts wern regularly made , the annual
( ipoiidituro of a few thousands was
wulliii | { iuto millions , still the wathotio
ihiof and his pinks of civil service ro
om must nut be disturbed In their
consideration of abstractions and
theories ,
The present commissioner , Judge
McFarland , having some knowledge
of the value of money and the enor
mity of crime , soon after his intro
duction into oflico began to have
glimpse * of the "ways thataro dark , "
and September 5. 1881 , issued to the
surveyors general a circular warning
tliem of thu great fraud ] being per
petrated , nnd directing the manner of
detecting , so ai to "annul fraudulent
contracts. " The commissioner in his
report snys :
It is believed the practical results
of said net of March 3 , 1879 , have
been to cause the survey of vast areas
of land of no prueent and perhaps of
no prospective value , and the sur
render of valuable lands in payment
for such surveys.
The records nlao conclusively show
where the surveyors general must
have been criminally negligent or
ignorant , or in collusion with this
band of plunderers. They had opera
ted with much success in states and
territories wlicro townships of good
land could bo surveyed , but the great
object was to survey worthless lands ,
and then have the opportunity to use
the certificate whore the lands are
good.
There- would bo no profit to survey
largely in Now Mexico , Colorado , No-
vnda , and Wyoming. unless the cir-
tificatos could bo used in other states
and territories. Notwithstanding the
circular of Commissioner McFarland ,
many of the surveyors general have
continued making contracts. Colorado
rado has added $180,000 since the
close of the fiscal year , making for the
slate about $000,000 for eighteen
months. To show how recklessly
those frauds are perpetrated , the same
men appear as contractors in Arizona
California , Nebraska and Nevada. A
California chief roaches from the Mis
souri to the Pacific. Late in the yea :
they invaded Nebraska from the west
well knowins its settlers did not in
yoke their presence to obtain addi
tlonal facilities for surveying , andalsr
knowing that secrecy was importan
to prevent suspicions.
. The statute allows deposits in anj
United States depository. There is
ono In Omaha , but bettor to conceal
their operations they send 500 miles
east and make all the deposits at Chi
cagoj then the contracts are made to
this wandering band who are so zeal
ous to protect thp interests of the sot
tiers on the public domain. The surveyor
voyor general of Colorado realized
that some explanation was necessary
for the absorption of half a million.
Ho says : "This increase is duo main' '
ly to the extensions of the different
lines of railway into regions heretofore
almost inaccessible by pack-trains ,
rendering every aero of arable land
valuable. " If all the surveys were
actually made for which ho approved
contracts , it is also true that the pro
visions and equipments for surveying
parties' were transported by pack-
traius over the townships to bo sur
veyed. The following table of figures
taken from the reports of the several
surveyors-general will illustrate and
sustain these charges :
SPECIAL DEPOSITS TOR SURVEYS.
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I Surveyor generalin his report , June 30 ,
1881 , says 330.0CO has been paid , leaving
in unexpired balance of $181,000 ,
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While the general appropriations
or surveys of late have ' boon too
mall , yet congress did not intend nor
rill it sanction the delegation of its
tower to an irresponsible syndicate
or the expenditure of millions , which
s the practical result.
The present system is sadly dofi-
litnt the appointment of a surveyor
[ onoral without any regard to his
cnowledgo of the rudiments of the
mnitinh , with no idoof th < > mndn or
lorrc' ncaa of Mm1" n Or'nci tit"
ippropriations pro fanned out tu depu-
ics who are not surreyora , to a few
avoritos , who expect to retain one-
mlf the appropriations as profits ,
naking the whole system a sort ot po-
Itical hospital , without any regard to
ifiicient and economical expenditure.
One object of the resolution was to
iffoct a remodeling of the entire plan ;
, lso to have annulled contracts that
night bo illegal , not of course to im-
> air thoau made in good faith. Be-
loving these subjects may bo moro
iasily reached and no injustice done
uy one , I move thut the resolution
to referred to the committed on pub
ic lands , with power to make full in-
cstigation.
Mr. Toller. The complaint made
y the honorable senator from Ne >
braska , so far as it alludes to Colorado ,
is not well taken. No complaint can
be made in regard to thnt state , al
though a very largo amount of the
country has been surveyed ) The ap
propriations hnvo been so utterly be
low what they ought to have been for
the purpose of surveying , that state
having an area of 105,500 oquaru
miles , thnt the settlers nnd parlies i--
terestcd in having the public lands
surveyed have taken advantage of the
statute referred to.
To show that in Colorado there hoi
been an nbuso of the statute , the hon
orable senator calls attention to the
limited number of acres of land that
have been entered and paid for , If
ho had been as familiar with the wants
of the pcoplo of that stnto as the
senators from that state nro , he would
not have cited that as an illustration.
IVo-thirds of the state of Colorado , nt
least , is a mineral region. Very little -
tlo of that can bo entered either aa
homesteads or under the pre-emption
net. In every section of it , pretty
much , parties are making applications
under the mineral law for the entry
of mineral claims , both of gold and
silver. It is as csaential to the com
plete description of those claims that
the country should bo surveyed as it
is that it should bo surveyed whore
they enter agricultural land , and
therefore there has boon n necessity
for the survey of all that region of the
state in which this money has boon
expended.
\Yhilo townships and counties maybe
bo surveyed as the wants of the people
ple require a survey , yet there is very
probabfy not a quarter section of ] , the
whole country which will over betaken
taken under the pre-emption act Ibut
hundreds of minors are there locating
their lands , locating their claims ; and
when they make their application for
a patent , of which the gentleman hai
taken no consideration whatever , o
when they make their location with
out reference to the patent , ' it is i
necessity that they should hav
a township line , a section corner , an
all other data of that charactoi
In Colorado there is no complain
by the pooplo. The people have no
been wronged , noitner hasjtlio general
government boon wronged. If there
has boon frauds and swindles in Nebraska
braska , the honorable senator ma ;
speak for Nebraska. Ho has no righ
to speak for Colorado.
The motion was agreed to.
FEBSONAL.
J. W. Bakh left for Cheyenne yesterday ,
W. B. Loring went west yesterday
Sidney.
H. D. Kitobrook baa gone to Chicagi
on business ,
Kev. Father Englinh wemt out to iF
mont yesterday ,
Dave Reynolds , the cattle man , wen
west yesterday.
Hon. J. T , C'arkson ' , of Schuyler was
in the city yesterday ,
Hon. Geo. W. E. Dors y , of Fremont ,
was in town yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson , of Wa
hoe , ate in the city.
Wm. T. Mason , of Leadville , is in th
city , a guest at the Withnell.
Mr. C. A. Ringer went o'ast yeaterda
to select his spring stock.
O. J. Taylor'and W. H. Livingston , o
Siouz City , are registered at the Withnell.
James Coughton , a prominent San
Francisco merchant , was a west b'oum
passenger yesterday.
O. North arrived in tb city Mont'a ;
from Evanston , Wyoming , and is stoppin
at t.e ! Withnell house.
Mr. Sain Smith and wife came in from
Cheyenne Monday. Mr. Smith la
well known U. F. conductor.
Capt. Sam. C. Jones , assistant general
passeoger a/ent [ / of the U. P , left for Colorado
rado yesterday , on a two weeks abeence.
Ilev. W. A. Llpe , formerly of this city ,
went east yesterday to Sterling , III. ,
attend the golden wedding of his parents ,
Isaac L'oe , of the firm of Coe & Carter ,
ctttle dealers , arrived in the city last even <
ing and put up with mine host Kitchen.
W. D. White , of Tekomah , superin
teudent of police at the coming state fair ,
is in the city , Mr , White Is heavily inter
ated with Hon. Chris * Hartman in thi
business in Burt county ,
M . M. E. Gillette , of Burlington :
Mii , Goo. W. Colbura , of I'acfic Junction
und Miss Cora F. Knight , ot Holyoke ,
Mass. , were in the city yesterday , the
cpiests of Mr , Louia Littlefield.
Mr. and Mrs , George Canfield , of the
Canfield house , left on Sunday night for
Denver , from which point they will make
a trip ink ) Southern Colorado. They
were accompanied as far as Denver by
MH jor D. 11. Wheeler , of 1'lattsmoutb ,
nnd Conductor Geo. Duncan , of the Union
L'acific.
:
Old Prince Poisoned.
Some wretch poisoned old Prince ,
the depot dog , yesterday. Old
Prince was a fine blooded pointer ,
ind the property of Councilman
McOavock. For years ho 1 as been
in.tho habit of watching the trains
nnd being on the depot platform ,
when they came in , as regular aa if
110 were an employe of the road.
Everybody know him and his fis1
good natured appearance was alway ,
the signal for tun among the boys ,
Prince never did a moan thing in his
lifeand his honeat.eycs would look in
the faces of these whom ho knew with
111 the intelligence of a human. His
nvnor nnd Uuurgo HM are both in-
: oiiBoublo. )
DYING BV INCHES
Vly o'ton wo sc t uiuww ( d.
'uiUi u.niio fuiiu nt kuliiey cuiiip ami ,
ind is gradually dying y inches
rhis no longer need bo so , for Electric
Sitters will positively euro Bright's
liscaao , or any diseases of the kidneys
ir urinary organs. They are especially
idapted to thu class of diseases , acting
lirectly on the stomach and liver at
ho same time , and will speedily cure
There every other remedy has failed.
5old nt fifty cents a bottle by lah &
rtcMahon. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (5) ( )
Aged Gratitude *
FLINT , Mich. , June 22 , 1881.
H. W. WAHNKU & Co. : Sirs-I am
' 2 years old , nnd have not been so
roll in 20 years as I am to-day , thanks
o your Sato Kidney and Liver Cure ,
ho best remedy in the world
mch7-dlw IK
. Tfc .
THE GRAND JURY.
It Concludes Its Labors by Indicting : -
Siort , Kane and Oblof Gnlllgan.
The grand jury reported yesterday-
afternoon , after nearly n week's ses
sion , and handed in tko names of
three parties against whom indict
ments had boon found. These are :
Henry Siort , charged with selling
liquor without liconao.
Patrick Kane , charged with selling
liquor without license.
John J. Galligan , charged with ob
taining money under false pretenses.
The public are well acquainted with
the first two cases , aa both hare been
up before and como under the action
of the Slocumb law. Four counts are
found against Siort nnd two against
Knno.
The indictment of Galligan , chief
of the fire department , includes three-
counts , or , moro properly , throe in
dictments. Ono clmrzea that on July
23d , 1881 , Galligan "sold his salary
na chief engineer of the fire de
partment for August nnd Sep
tember , amounting to $200 , to Julius
Treitscko ; and that ho had previously
sold the same salary to Felix J. Mc-
Shano. The second charges thnt on
November 28 , 1881 , ho sold his salary
for January ; 1882 , $125 , to Troitacko , .
and that ho had previously sold the
same to William Hagcdon. The third
charges that on July 10 , 1882 , ho sold
his salary for February to Dennis
Cunningham ; and that ho had pre
vious sold the same claim to Troitscko
It is understood that since conduct
ing those rather perilous business
operations Galligan has paid in great
part the indebtedness that ho thereby
incurred. However this may bo , the
indictments were found , and it ia-
probable that Gallitjan will bo tried
this term of court.
It was generally understood last
evening that Roster's case will bo-
commenced to-day.
Mexican News
Httlcxua Associated I'ran.
CITY OF MEXICO , March 7. A
branch of the French-Mexican Na
tional bank have been established at
Vera Oruz with a capital ot $260GOO'
and the privilege of increasing the
capital to any amount the directors-
may think proper.
A diligence , with a full complomont-
of inside and outside passengers ,
while on its way to Guadalajara and
when within a mile of that city , was
attacked by a band of robbers. Most
of thd passengers being armed they
resisted the attack , and in the fight
that ensued cloven of the robbers
were killed , while the remainder were
put to flight Strange aa it may seem
not one of the passengers were in
jured.
Wife Murder
National Associated Presa.
LANCASTER , Pa. , March 7. James
Shaw , aged 55 years , shot and killed
his wife this morning in Coloraino
township , Lancaster county. They
had not lived together for some time
past , and have had moro or less do
mestic difficulties. The murderer es
caped and up to thia evening had not
been captured.
Explosion of a Powder Mill , \
National Associated PICM.
BOSTON , March 7. The Acton pow
der works blew up this morning.
ACTON , Maaa. , March 71 Four hun
dred pounds of powder caught fire by
some unknown moans and blew the
factory to atoms. The noise of the
explosion was heard twenty miles.
No one was killed , but Frank Wilson , ,
an employe , was thrown 100 feet ,
alighting uninjured in the canal.
This is the fourteenth explosion in
the same mill and the only one in
which lives were not lost.
United States Depository/
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Account * kept iu currency or gold.
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Certificates of deposit iuHed par
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Advances made to onitomor * on
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