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WITH store and house rents up to
the top notch , employers and employ
ees both appear to bo "working for
the landlord. "
ST. Lows is still loudly cursing her
macadam pavements. The Post-Dis
patch says that the city it nothing but
a big overgrown village , which wallows
in the mud ono half of the year and
gasps in dust the other half.
of Plymouth church , Brooklyn , has
been arrested on the charge of per
sistently annoying the daughter of n
resident on Columbus Heights with
Jove letters. This sort of thing seems
to run in the Plymouth family.
TIJK state department is about to
discontinue the publication of the
consular reports , The problem ' .f
how to furnish employment for our
foreign consuls in order to keep them
out of mischief again appears in the
. DuniNo thirteen years the various
Pacific railroads cleared not earnings
amounting to over ono hundred and
fifty-seven millions of dollars. This
vast sum of money is the result of
systematic extortion and heartless
plundering of the producers of the
country which would put to shame a
Turkish tax gatherer.
A. MOVEMENT is ou foot to erect a
monument to Alexander Hamilton ,
at Wohawkon , the spot whore ho fell
in a duel with Aaron Burr. The
movement otight to fail. A great deal
of sentiment has * boon wasted OVQT
-what was called the untimely death
of Hamilton , who died while engaged
in a violation of the laws for which ho
was equally responsible with his chal
lenger. As the truth becomes known
there is more and more a disposition
to admit that while Burr was no an
gel , Hamilton was far from being a
saint , cither fin his private or public
The special grand jury cunvon ed a
the instance of Attorney General Dill-
worth to indict pattie.s that wore be
lieved to have directly or indirectly
taken part in the so-called Omaha la
bor riots is still in session.
It is a notorious fact wall known to
this grand jury that Gco. P. Armstrong -
' strong n citizen of Oinulm and Doug ,
las county was unlawfully killed by a
soldier in this city on the twelfth day
of March. It is not lawful for any
soldier of the regular or volunteer
army to use deadly weapons where
martial law has not boon proclaimed ,
except when the killing is done to
save his own life. The unlawful kill-
ng of any citizen by n soldier is mur
der under our laws , just as the un
lawful killing of a soldier by any piti-
izon would bo murder. It is the manifest
ifost duty of the grand jury now in
session to investigate the unlawful
killing of Geo. P. Armstrong , and
present en indictment against his
murderer. The officers ot the militfu
and Adjutant General Alexander have
sought to shield the murderer of
Armstronir by giving out that they
did not know nnd could not discover
who did the killing. When applica
tion was inadu to them fur Ihu imiuu
of the soldier that killed Armstrong
they roportid that his namu was John
Doe They might us well havti mud
his name was Uiclmrd Hoe or Jim
There uio those who justify the
conducfof.theao oilicors on the ground
that it would have been unsuldicily
for them to betray a comrade und
surrender him to bo punished for u
crime which they condomd. Lot
these deluded people read the follow
ing extract from the congressional
statutes :
\V ) > "ii nny pflicer or soldier is ac
cused of a capital crime or of any offense -
fenso against the person or property
of any citizen of .any of the United
States which is punishable by the
laws of the land , the commanding olli-
cor and the officers of the regiment ,
troop , battery , company , or detachment -
mont to which the person so accused
belongs , are required , except in time
of war. upon application duly made by
or in behalf ot the party injured , to
use their utmost endeavors to deliver
him .over to the civil magistrate , and
to aid the officers of justsco in appro-
bonding him in order to bring him
to trial. If upon such application
any officer refuses or wiliully neglects
except in time of war , to deliver over
tuch person to the civil mugiatratcu or
to aid the officora of justice hi appre
hending hlmj ho shall bo dismissed
from the Borneo ,
How did our militia officers , how
did Adjutant-General Alexander n d
his commandor-ln-chiof , Governor
Nanco , carry out the spirit and letter
of this lawt Did they render any
auistAnco to the civil authorities in
the effort to bring the soldier that
murdered Armstrong to trial ) Did
they not act as accessories after
the fact in shielding the
criminal by professed ignorance
of his nnmo ' and whereabouts )
Was not their conduct in thus aiding
and abetting the escape of a soldier
that committed a capital crime a
shameful violation of the laws that
govern officora of the regular army in
times of peace ? Nobody pretends
that this city was under martial law
when Armstrong was killed. The
courts were open the civil magistrates
were exorcising their functions with
out resistance. What possible excuse
was there for the criminal colluson
between the so-catlod John Doe and
the oOicois that were in command of
the militia at the B. , t M. dump.
This is not a matter to bo lightly
passed over as a more incident of tko
so-called Omaha riot. There was no
riotous disturbance in Omaha during
the time the troops wore stationed
hero. At no time during their stay
hero were the troops called on to as
sist the polio' ) or sheriff in quell
ing disturbance. It would bo n
dangerous precedent to allow this
unlawful killing of Armstong.
to go unpunished. But oven if the
killing of Armstrong had boon justi
fied , under civil or military law the
man that did the killing .should bo
brought before some tribunal and ac
quitted. Attorney General Dill-
worth may consider it no part of his
duty to ask the court to instruct the
grand jury to investigate the unlawful
killing of dofonsohms citizens by
armed soldiers -but wo believe it to
bo the duty of the grand jury to as
certain the real name of "John Doe"
and present an indictment against
him if not against officers that have
become abettors f murder on re
fusing to give John Does real name.
The corrupting influence of corpo
rate monopolies is OHO of the greatest
Bangers which threatens the vitality
of American free institutions. No
nation can long preserve its existence
when the fountain of justice and the
balls of the law-makers are invaded
by bribe-givers and occupied by men
who will sell their opinions and their
votes for money consideration. All
history shows that venality and cor
ruption have been the chief cause of
the decline of nations and the fall of
governments in which popular representation
sentation was the basis. Within the
past twenty-five years a power greater
than the power of the people has boon
slow but steadily gaining ground in
this country. It has drawn its
strength from the toil oi ten millions
of producers , and fattened on an im
munity from popular intemperance ,
obtained by the use of boundless
wealth in the hands of unscrupulous
men. Controlling to-day an accumu
lated capital greater than the entire
national debt , and manipulating on
the stock exchange of the world sums
of money greater than Om3us , it is
bidding defiance to our laws , Inugh-
ing at popular sovoroigrnity , and
erecting in the country a monarchy of
wealth , in which corruption is the
minister of state , and fraud , robbery
and venality the cabinet council.
Our courts are daily attacked by
monopoly influences , our legislatures
manipulated by creatures of the cor
porations , und ovou the national congress -
gross is not free frdm the taint of sus
picion. No stronger commentary
upon the alurming condition of affairs ,
the powers of the corporations and
their reckless defiance ot popular will
andfpopular sentiment , is needed than
the fact that throe state legislatures
ara to-day publicly charged with being
influenced by monopoly bribes and
tlut they miiko ino attempt to justify
or deny the charge.
In Ohio ( ho ntato cipitti ! hn been
li'oiegud ' nil vunter by u powciful
monopoly lobby intent upon ( jot
ting possiwion of the state 0.111 ils , The
ubj'otof ' ( ho railroad ? was first to
rumoro the competition in the carry
ing business olfiirud by the canals und
second to obtain jioeauBsion o'f the
ainiil beds for
speculative purpose * .
Over one hundred thousand dollars
was spent for corruption purposes
when u bold attempt to bribe it num
ber of the senate resulted in the din-
closure of the plot. A committee of
investigation is now in session and
the state proes is calling upon its
members to probe the transaction to
the bottom and to make ( he guilty
parties suffer without fear or favor.
Ohio is thoroughly aroused over the
danger to her artificial waterways
which have acted as strong checks to
the monopoly plunderers and
as regu
lators of tariff charge ) on the produce
of the state ,
The railroad managers in Now York
have been equally active. The growth
of anti-monopoly sentiment in the
state hat been greatly assisted by the
work of the Anti-monopoly League ,
and at the beginning of the prcbont
session of the legislature prospects
scorned especially favorable for the
passage of greatly needed bills for
railway regulations , Suoh
were promptly introduced and referred -
forred to committees where they have
since lain unacted upon. In the
meantime Albany is hold by a combi
nation railroad lobby , possessed of un
limited moans and composed of some
of the ablest corporation attorneys in
the state. The New York Times
openly charges that the active work
of the lobby is showing itself exactly
as it has done in proviouc years , and
declares that it is an open question
whether the great commonwealth of
Now York can got any thing to which
the Now York Central road objects.
Now Jersey is so completely under
the control of the Pennsylvania and
Now Jersey Central roads that a mem
ber of the legislature last week rose
in his seat and solemnly declared that
the best thing the legislature could do
was to lease the state to the railroads
and make them pay all the taxes
and assume all the liabilities. All
railroads in the state have boon de
clared free from local taxation and as
the crowning climax of infamy the entire -
tire water front in Now York harbor ,
including the roparian lands of Hoboken -
bokon , Jersey City and Communipaw
have boon coded with all the rights
and interests of the municipalities
and state to the corporations , The
bill was rushed through both houses of
the legislature in spite of the frantio
protests of the taxpayers and when
vetoed by the governor was passed by
the senate over his veto , Sixty thou
sand dollars is reported to bo the sum
required to secure this outrageous
piece of legislation from a sot of men
pledged to support the demands of
the people.
What the country needs more than
anything else is a few first class lynch
ing boos. Just as soon as the influences
of the lobbies are more powerful than
the wishes of the people wo cease to
have a representative government in
anything more than the more name.
UNDKK the law passed by the last
legislature , women will bo entitled to
vote at the coming city election for
motnbora of the board of education
Attention is called to the fact by the
head centre of woman suffrage that no
registration is necessary. Tholaw mak
ers very charitably refused tosubject
the fair sex to the impertinent questions
which the registrar is compelled to
put to men regarding ago , and pro-
viouH condition. Our law makers
know very well that women eligible
to vote would rather forego the blessings -
ings and glory of suffrage than make
record of their ago , and hence they
very properly spared their tender
feelings on this point. It is to bo
hoped that the strong-minded will
rally the sex in Htrongor numbers than
at the last election. The burning desire -
sire of women for the ballot didn't
manifest itself last year in Nebraska
any more than it has done in several
other states whore the experiment has
boon tried. The suffering sisters re
fuse to awaken to a realizing son&o
of their privileges. In Massachusetts
the advocates of woman suffrage are
in despair over the neglect of wcmen
to rally at the polls. In Vermont , at
the spring election at Burlington last
year only six women were at the polls.
This year in the bamo place , school
commissioiiera were chosen Ma two
wards , and out of sixty-four women
entitled to vote only five voted , The
same results are reported from other
portions of the state. We shall see
next how the women of Omaha ap
preciate the glorious privilege.
Anna Dickinson la not one of your con
ventional strong-minded women in the
mutter of dress. Shu wearit fashionable
and costly clothing.
The two eldest cx-Sonaton of the Uni
ted States now living ate Mr. Ynlce , of
Florida , auti Mr. Cilley , of Now Hamp
shire. The latter , who la ninety-one yenr *
old , In lying dangerously ill.
Afore ex-Sena ors of remote servlct ) are
constantly appearing in the newspaper * .
John 1' , King , who la now living near
Augusta , ( la , , is said to have begun his
duty as Senator earlier than any other
man now In oxlstcir't * . His net-vice bo an
In 183J , and ended in 163 ,
A Franklin street man nwoke on Satur
day nlulit to bear Home one ou hln itoop ,
llu went out there and caught the in-
tiiuler , . ' 'Who ' .
u ytianger. nio you ? de.
iimnde'l ' the lumwlioldt'r , " 1 cinnot tell
n llu , " replied the utinugcr. In a rather
thick uileo , "I m Voniior. t'nu blind ;
tt'UH M > gioat that the ouner of the pretn-
Hen wnt over backward , und i-triklng on
hia headmw tars enough to keep LU en
tire family in weather furimmthu to comr ,
-Daiibury [ Now * .
Oeu. W. rf. llorecrant , wlu is now the
subject of much talk , wivs born In Ohio in
18111 , and graduate' ) nt Weat Point in
1812 , becoming nhurtly after assistant pro-
fesHor of engineering them , 1 Inborn ) of
the few grneralH living who have jealgned
from the army and .Uterwards rr.intervd
1'iesId'Ut ' Arthur reci'Uei more dainty
souvenir * than uny unmarried clergyman
In the 1 ml. llU blue bed room at the
executive inanilmi thowu luimberlesi )
handkerchief caces , glove hoxe , pin
cuHhlonc. HOCnt l > agn. clotnlm I ruth holder * .
all pocket * , and the like mostly labeled
"Hwieinlirance , " "ToVeim of friendship , "
iind "I'Vnjtt-mc-ni'l , " nr tiniilur ( 'go.-
live legend * .
Jubtloe (5ray , of thesunreme court , was
a graduate of Yale at sixteen , ud Jus
tice Blatcliforil , was graduated from
Columbia college at seventeen. Judge
lilatchford Is Very wealthy In real estate ,
ilia wife wau Mlta Appletou , of Boston ,
a daughter of Kbfn Appleton. Theju go
is enpeclally etroni ; In admiralty and
patent cauiea. and his given much atten
tion to extradition cases also ,
St. Jerome Harnaluu Chuffee bays he
will come to Denver us teen as le gets
through reviewing thy loaves and fuliei at
Washington , tin hiu uo politic * ! object
In MOW ; ho wjahea to consult with Full
ComtnUiloner Slsty ni to the fcanlbiblllty
of introducing alligators into the waters
of Colorado , Since his removal from
New York to Florida he lias become
dooulv interested In the alligator and his
habit' , ami he ia exceedingly auxlom to
Introduce this curious reptile into Itocky
Mountain society. [ Denver Tribune , ]
The two corporation organs have
sounded a false alarm to frighten men
of property and business men of
Omaha into an alliance with the rail
way managers that will give the
monopolies control of the city coun
cil for another year. The appearance
of Hascall at the workingmen's meet
ing is flaunted by Doctor Miller as
a red rag m the faces of Omaha's
capitalists and the injudicious talk of
the speakers at the late workingmon's
mooting about voting for "yellow
dogs and damned rascals rather than ,
supporting monopoly cappers" is
made the text by The Republican for
a hysterical appeal to democrats and
republicans to drop party and "jino
in" with the U. P. brigade.
Now wo say to the business men
and property owners of Omaha to
keep cool and don't Sy off on a tan
gent as some of you did recently when
you rushed headlong down to Lincoln
to ask for troops to suppress in imag
inary insurrection.
The workingmcn of Omaha are
neither the knaves nor the fools you
take them to bo. Moat of them are
taxpayers , and all they have in the
world is invested here. They are as much interested in good gov-
mont and law and order as the richest
men in town. Last year , when the
corporation cappers in The Republican
were appealing to you to elect Has-
call mayor of Omaha , the workingmen -
men , believing it to bo a dangerous
expedient , supported James E. Boyd
in the interests of good gov
ernment and law and order. They
would support Boyd again if ho had
shown himself to bo a man whoso per
formances were as good as his promi
ses. For instance , this law and order
mayor pledged his honor to
enforce the Blocumb law , and
arrest every violator every day ,
every week , and every hour.
Tie has had ono man arrested twice
and there ho rested. On the Sunday
when Armstrong was murdered the
saloons were running in full blast and
drunken soldiers and citizens were
roaming about the streets imperilling
life and inciting riots a good deal
more thun anything done by the
striko.-s. The town is full of dis
orderly houses , but the law and order
mayor has shut his eyes on those out
laws and wo have hoard of np efforts
to enforce the law on this class of
"yellow dogs and scoundrels. "
It is true Hascall was at the work-
ingmons meeting and he was allowed
to talk as Doctor Miller might have
boon allowed to talk if he had boon
there. But the workingmen of Oma
ha have no more confidence in Has
call now than they had -a year ago.
He didn't show himself while they
were overawed by bayonets , and they
can't be bamboozled by hia eleventh
hour sympathy.
The fact is that the interests of the
business men are with the workingmen -
men and not with the monopolies.
Both want honesty and economic gov
ernment. Both are interested in mak
ing the corporations andlanu speculators -
tors pay their just share of public
taxes. Both are interested in pre
venting the formation of a Tweed ring
which expects to control public works
through a close corporation that is to
bo in collusion with paving and sower-
ngo contractors.
Business men of Omaha need not
fool alarmed about the "yellow dogs
and d n scoundrels. " The only time
wo have boon in danger from "yellow
dogs and d n scoundrels" was when
they were put up by the corporation
managers through bulldozed primaries
stulfed ballot boxes and organized
gangs of repeaters.
Who Located DoaMolnos
Oskatooea Standard , "
In the pleasant office of the most
perfect livery barn in the state , wo
sat with some of the old citizens
watchinu with some interest the contest -
test in the Fourth ward , Oskaloosa ,
aa to the straight republican and citi
zens ticket. Among the rest , and
the oldest Human of thorn all , was
Hon. M. T. Williams , who incidental
ly re narKod that ho chose the spot
whereon the Iowa hub and axel rests.
In other words , was one of the com
missioners to locate the county Boat
of Polk county. Olio , a Sir. Piiineo ,
was sick and did not go out to look
the country over , und the other ,
whoso name wo Imvo lost , also tarried
with the snuir , or at home , while Air.
Williams with about a hundred sol-
dieru rode all over tlioso hills and
vales to determine by thu topography
of that howling wildurneas pud by
compass and chain the very best site
for the capital. Thu captain of the
post ( Rico , we believe ) furnished Wil-
iinnu with n linoly caparisoned "cali
co" hoist ) to ride ; und moat patiently
did ho with his escort and surveyor
look thu country over for somu dr.yrt.
' At last , " says Williams , "We found
thu finest natural si o in thu world for
a great city , an amphitheater ot hills ,
gently sloping to a nearly circular
valley , where the states were driven
and wu decided toi r"
A fow'pooplo wore centered near the
forks , or rather the junction of the
'Coon and Des Moiiies rivers , then.
This was about September , 1810. Yet
there were enough to take a western
interest in so important an event as a
countv seat location ; and that evening
Mr. Williams mot some two-hundred
of these near the river by some kind
of a shod whore a good many barrels
were piled , and from one of these ho
nuido a speech , giving Ins reasons for
locating thu county seat there , and
further stated that ho not only had
chosen the place for their county seat ,
but "alsothat of the iuturo capital of
the state , " whereupon they hoisted
him higher than the barrels , and on
tlioir shoulders bore him about ns the ,
hrro of the hour. Time Uas fulfilled
hit propho < jy.
Muttericga From Depths of Po
litical Life at the State
The Extra Session and the State
House Ticket Dawes
Smiling Blandly.-
Trimmers nt Sea aa to the Coming1
* Issue.
Special Corrt r > ondcnc \ > f Tim KM.
LINCOLN , March 27 , 1882. April
18th is the date now somi-omcially
announced for the mooting of the
legislature , although the call will not
bo issued for some days yet. It is
stated that the chief reason for the
delay in calling the extra session has
been that the Douglas county dele
gates might agree upon the desired
amendments to their city charter be
fore coming down. This , perhaps , is
a wise precaution , as there would belittle
little probability of their over reaching -
ing an amicable conclusion after getting
ting hero. It is generally understood
hero that the gathering together of
the legislature will be the signal for
the commencement of the political
machinations. Candidates kuop com
ing in hero with suspicious frequency.
The "state house ticket" will put in
some effective work during the extra
session. The probable style of this
ticket is as follows : Alexander , for
governor ; Dinamoro , of Button , for
treasurer ; Eoggen , for secietary of
state ; Kendall , for laud commissioner ;
Waliochs , for auditor , and Jones tor
superintendent of public instruction.
Dawos , who intends to dispute Alex
ander's claim to the governorship , has
been hero several times lately , mend
ing his fences. Ho wears a placid
smile when interrogated about his
chances , but very properly refuses to
toll upon what foundation he rests
his hopes for ultimate success.
G. W. E. Dorsoy. of Fremont , has
one enthusiastic advocate in the per
son of G. W. E. himself ; but beyond
that his name is not mentioned , unless
with a suggestive wink. Brad. Slaugh
ter is a candidate for secretary
of state , as he has been fre
quently before. There is u very un
easy feeling in political circles hero
regarding the part the Alliance is to
take in the contest. Some of the
shorter sighted ones affect an air of
incredulity when told that their calcu
lations are liable to bo upset by the
influence of this now party , but the
shrewder members of the "ring" do
not attempt to conceal their claim.
"There is just one thing for the repub
lican partyto | do , " said a prominent
candidate for a state office yesterday.
"It has got to espouse either the wo
man suffrage or the temperance cause ,
make that the dominant issue and
crowd the anti-monopoly movement
to the wall. Otherwise wo are gone. "
The reply of the Missouri Pacific
managers to the Lincoln board of
trade committee was to the effect that
if the city should make a suitable
proposition it would bo favorably re
ceived by the road. By a "proposi
tion" is meant , of course , a liberal
sop in the way of bonds or their equiv
alent. This unfortunate city and
county being already bonded almost
beyond redemption , it ia to ba hoped
that no such "proposition" will be
made. Whenever the Missouri Pu-
cilic people are convinced that Lincoln
is a desirable point to tap , fhoy will \
como hero regardless of uny such in
A party will bo given hero to-night
by the Pleasant Hours club to its
president , Mr. Fink , who leaves for
Atchison to-morrow.
The injunction against the issuance
of water bonds by the city has been
modified by Judge Pound so that
$7,000 worth of bonds may bo issued ,
instead of $10,000 , as was proposed at
first. '
Lincoln has about twenty-five firms
engaged in the real estate business , all
confidently expecting a mammoth
"boom" in that line when warm
weather fairly sets in. It is needless
to add that the indications are against
the fulfillment of their expectations.
The business is hopelessly overdone.
Port Nlobrara Settlement.
OMAHA , March 25.
IMItorofTiu IKK ; :
In December , 187' ) , the vicinity efFort
Fort Niobrara IVUB a fine country for
settlement and a military post \vaj
then , nt that point , established to pro
tect settlement there.
The conmiundor then prepared an
order to have twelve sections of land
declared to bo n military reservation
in every way at that time suitable and
sufliciont to supply wood and timber
unirfbr all other puspnsoi' .
In Juno , 1881 , the commander of
thnt post discovered tlmt n laruu cattle
ranch was A g > mt thin ; , ' to Imvo , and
heprepivied another order declining
an ciilnrufineut of that reservation to
include uixty sections of land , but
nith a careful exception of a part of
section 27 , township , range 27 west ,
on which the military post is located.
And it was immediately discovered
by the commander of the post that
this exuentrd part of stction 27 was
a first rate place for a ranch and ho
tel , in which some money could bo
made out of the transient parsons
haing business thereabouts , and the
commander now owns a hotel hero.
| RTtiP [ sutlers' $ company , J. M.
Thatcher , J. Moore , A. E. Thatcher
and Mr. Cornell , put their heads to
gether , and by careful consideration
concluded that about pay day a
whisky and gambling saloon near the
post , on the excepted part of that
section would be a paying institu
tion , und they furnished the where
with from their * sutlers to ono John
Dion. And such a taloon ever since
the post was established has been
doing u thriving business there.
In October , 1881 , the T. E. & M. V ,
railroad survey was pointing towards
the west side of Ft. Niobrora reserva-1
tion. And in ofpvombor , 1881 , a
largo settlement wC * commenced by
parties who did not ki'ow that an ex
ecutive order , declaring an enlarge
ment of that reservation , endorsed ns
a proclamation , and filed in a pigeon
hole at the war oportmoht , was a no
tice to the public of such reservation ,
especially when the commander of thi
post had received a copy , for publica
tion , and had never published it in
any newspaper of general circulation
Those settlers , "by mistake , happen
cd to got on some prairie land on ti
west line of that enlargement , ana
proposed not only to settle as farmers
but actually contracted to build
town there.
The commander of the post immediately
diately discovered that a town so near
might lesson the profits of his hotel
Then again ho discovered that ho
in order to got into this "town specu
lation , " as ho calls it , would have to
sign , as all others had , an agreement
to invest some money in building on
the town site.
Then again ho proposed to go in
with the railroad company and not
the settlers on the town question , and
drive out these settlors. And the
commander at once concluded thai
Ft. Niobrara was established to ob
struct and not to protect - such set
tlement , and ho has over since pro'
ocoded to obstruct thorn. The sut
lers also discovered that a town so
near might cut off some of their trade
and profits. And they became per'
feclly horrified at the visions of sa
loons two miles from the post , and
their effect in destroying the discip
line of the soldiery. .
And so two Thatchers , one Moore
and ono Cornell all unite their energies
gies to obstruct such settlement , and
declare it very dangerous to military
Tnon they had the wood conrrnc
for 1,000 cordn of wood last year , u
$4.85 per cord , to bo stolen off ih <
public land , and not to bo taken of
the wood and timber reservation
And should the wood and timber en
largcmont bo opened , or any part of
it , to settlement they might have
some competition in future bid
dings f" > r wood , and they might
not bo able to make { other persons ,
steal and H'll wood to them at $3 per
cord , for v hich they received $4.85
and that would be financially wrong.
And since they have , with Commander
or Capt.JMontgomery , boon more or
less mixed up in this wood stealing
business , it was important now that
sorao honest people desired to _ settle
in that vicinity that something bo
done to prevent exposure. So the
commander by no fair representations
or by missropresontation , induced
Judge Dundy to have Cornell , the
sutler and wood contractor appointed
a commissioner of the United States
circuit court , at Fort Xiobnu-a , ' ' >
they could thereby protect tiioi
selves und intimidute others 1"
being the only officer within 1 < > U
mile with power to urreut.
Now Captain Montgomery has sig
nified his willingness that congress
should give the railroad company the
right to buy a half section of land
within the reservation to build a town
on , but no settler must be allowed to
have anything to do with such a town
so near the post.
Little by little this matter is get
ting before congress , and what the re
suit will be no one can now foresee.
But if there is any use for the milita
ry post at Fort Niobrara , it is to pro
tect and not to obstruct settlements
in that vicinity.
The commander of suid post has
been building laundresses' houses , and
using u dozen government tr.insportix-
tion teams und about twenty men , at
government expense , to cut oil nnd
destroy the timber of the reservation ,
over since November 15 , 1881 , and
apparently without the uuthority of
Sam , or order. Will the commander
of the Division of the Platte investi
gate and explain ?
If there is a necessity for u depot
within the reservation , then it will
bo necessary thnt such depot nnd sur
roundings bo placed outside of mill
tnry jurisdiction for public uso.
WHAT to do with Secretary Kirk-
wood is now the question under dis
cussion in Washington. It has been
definitely decided that the Secretary
of the Interior must give way to Mr ,
Teller , of Colorado. It is understood
that the head of a commission to re
organize the territorial government of
Utah has been offered him , with the
alternative of a foreign mission.
With Mr. Kirkwood's departure , only
Hunt and Lincoln will remain o
Garfiold's old cabinet. Bluine has
gone ; Windom has gone ; James has
gone ; MacVengh has gone ; Kirkwood
is going. after Secretary
Hunt's shoes , and Hunt is likely to
go. Politics is a most "onsarlin
thing" from whichever side wo view
The Llok Observatory
The great telescope for the Lick
Observatory will , it is expected , be
ready before the stipulated time. The
contract calls for the glass to bo fin
ished and delivered by November 1 ,
1883 , and it is thought that the lens
will be constructed within that time.
The price , us xgruod upon , IB $00,000 ,
$12,000 ot which wus paid in advance
on feigning the contract. Two of the
building * at the miinmit of Mount
Hamilton , the site of the Lick Ob
servatory , have been completed -tho
first dome und the traimit house.
Within the firut or ainull d.inid elands
the twulvo-iuuli ttltucupn of Cl.irk'fl
and a four-inch comet-Bcekor , while
the transit house , which stands a few
feet east of the small dome , is iur- :
nished with time instruments , all in
complete working order , The six-inch
meridiar circle is to stand a short
tistance east of the transit house ,
dho purity of the air on Mount Ham-
Tton will , it is belie fed , enable the
tow observatory to surpass in results
he work expected from the observa-
ory just 01 mplotcd on Mouut Ktna.
Buoklin's Arnica Salve.
The 111 ST SALVE In the world for Cut * ,
ISrutse * , iSoreD , Ulcers , Halt liheuiu , Fever
Sores , Tetter , Chapped Hands , Chilblain ; ,
Corim , nu'l all ekiu eruptions , and poU.
thely cures pile ) . It u nuarauteed to
Ij'hu tatlsfaction or money refunded.
1'rlce , 25 cents per box , For sale by
Hchruter and liecnt.
For Sale By
R !
US , IIouso 3 room * , full 'lot on ricrw u
Suth street , 81,660.
177 , House 2 rooms , full lot on Dougta DOW
! 6th street , 700.
176 , Beautiful resilience , full tot on Cua cesr
19th Street , J12.000.
174. Two houses and } lot on Dodpg DMT gth
street , 81 GOO.
176 , House throe roomi , two closets , ! . , holt
lot on 21tt i car Greco itroct , ? 300.
172 , One and one-hill story brick house an
two lots on Douglas near 28th street , I1JCO
171 , House two rooms , ncll.cutorn. itablo , etc
full lot near Fierce and 13th Btreit , (960.
179 , One and one-half story house lx roouu
and well , half lot on Convent street near Si.
Mar'a avenue , 81,860.
No. 170 , IIouso three rooms on Clinton street
near shot tower , $325.
No. 1R9 , House and 83x120 foot lot on
uttoet near Websb r street , 83,600. '
No. 108 , House of 11 roon u. lot 33x120 feet on
19th n nr Burt street , 86,000.
oM 1H7 , Two Rtory house , 9 rooms I closet * ,
uoort ci I ar , en leth street near 1'oppJeton't
No . 115 , New houtn of 0 rooms , half lot on
hard nrur IRtli turrti , 81,860.
No. 164 , Ono and ono hill story house tf room *
on 18th street cai Loa\ot worth , $3.600.
N. 161 , One ar.d one-half ttory bou of 5
rooms near Hanscom Tatk , 91,600.
No. 16S Two hotiBCH T > rnoin.i each , clrost ) , etc
on Hurt sited near 25th , 3 , . ' > 00.
No. 167 , riouHciOronns ful lit on 10th stnot
near Lcav enworth , gJIOQ.
No. 166 , House 4 law rooiiH2 closets
half aero on Durt htrce ncnr Hut on , 41,200.
No. 166 , Two bounce , one of 6 nnd ono of 4
rooms , on 17th street nuar Mure ) r.M/00.
No. 164 , Thrcn houstti , our of 7 end two of I
rooms each , and corner lot on C'iu > < near 14th
street , \000.
Nr. 163 , email hou o and full lot on PadSa
near l n troet , SI.HXI.
No. 161 , One btorv honse ( i rooms , on Leaven
worth neir 16th , 83,000.
No. 160 , Ho'BD th'CM rooms and lot 92x11
n tar 26th and K.-irnhnm , i'J.DOO. '
No.-MS , New houno of ci ht rooms , en 18th
etrcit n'ar Ltavenworth * 3,100.
No. 147 , House of 12 rooms on 18th street
near Mircy , 86,1,00. *
No. 146 , Hou'ool 10 rooms and llota on 18th
strot-t nenr Marcy , $0.bO ( , ,
No. 145 , House tv o Unru rooms , lot 67x210 fe
onHheru an a\cnuu ( lO'li street ) near Nicholas ,
( .600.
No 143 , IIouso 7 roonm , harn , on 20th ttitxit
near I.ea\en
Vn. 142 , Ilou c u iu < UK , Mtchen , etc.on 16th
street near N.cholao , } l..i7 >
No. 141 , Uou > e 3 rooms Ou Douglas Bear 20th
street , 8360.
No. 140 , Largo houte and two Iota , on 24
near Famham street , 88,0 < X ) .
No. 139 , IIouso 3 rooms , lot 00x106 } feel ,
Douglas'noar 27th street , 81,600.
No. 137 , House B rooms and half lot on Caplto
venuB near 23d street , 82,300.
No. 136 , IIouso and half acre lot on Cumlng
street near 24th 8350.
No. 131 , House 2 rocms , full lot , on Ixard
noan 21it street , 8800.
No. 129 , Twuhcfuse * ono of 6 and one of 4
rooms , on leased lot on Webster near 20th street ,
No. 127 Two story house 8 rooms , half lot on
Webster near 19th 83,600.
Np. 126 , House. 3 rooms , lot 20x120 feet on
26th street near Douglas , 8 < ! 76.
No , 126 , Two story bouse on 12th near Dodgu
street lot3xOU feet 81,200.
No. 124 , Largo house and full block near
Far n haul and Ccn ral street , 83OUu
No. 123 , IIouso 0 rooms and largo lot on Saun-
dera sircetncar Barracks , $2 100.
No. 122 , IIouso 0 rooms and half lot on Web
ster near 16th t-troet , 1,600.
No. 118 , IIouso 10 roams , lot 30x90 foot on
Capitol a\cnuo noir 22J btreet , { 2,060.
No. 117 , IIouso 3 rooms , lot 30x120 ( cot , on
Capitol iucmo near 22d $1,600.
No. 114 , House 3 rooms on Douglas m-ir 26th
truet , S75J.
.No. 113 , House 2 roims , lot 60x99 feet on
near Cumlr g btrcot , 3760.
No. 112 , llrick house 11 rooms and hall lot on near 14th strict , ? 2buO.
No. Ill , IIouso 12 rooui3 > n ( Davenport aea
02th street , 87,0 0.
No. 110 , Brick house and lot 22x132 Ro on
Cass street nuar 16th , # 3,000.
NO. 108 , 1 argo IIOUHO on Harncy near 16th
arot , 3d,600.
No 109 , Two houses and 36x1 foot lot uo
si near 14th Btreet , $3,600.
No. 107 , IIouso 6 rooms and half lot on Izar
near 17th strrct , 81,200.
. > o. 106. House and lot 61x193 feet , lot on 14th
near Pierce street , fOOO.
No. U6 , Two story house 8 rooms with 1) lot
on Sewarcl near Sauuders street , 82,800
No. 103 , One and one half story house 10 roomi
Webster near 16th street , $2,600.
jflN'o. 102 , Two houses 7 rooms each and ) lot on
Uth near Chicago , fi.0,0. ,
No. 101 , House 3 rooms , ccllu , etc. , 1 } lots on
South avenue near I'acidc stree * , 81,660.
No. 100 , House 4 rooms , cellar , etc. , half lot
on Izard street near 16th , 82,000.
No. 09 , Very l"rK ° house and full lot on liar
ney near Uth street , 89 000.
No. 07 , Large house of 11 rooms on Sherman
avenue near Clark street , make an odor.
No. 96 , One and one half story house 7 room *
lot 240x401 feet , stable , etc. , on Sherman ave
nue near Grace , 87100.
No. 92 , Large brick house two lots on Daven
port street near 10th 818,000.
No. 00 , Large house and full lot on DoJu
near 18th etro r , 87,001.
No. 89 , Largohauae 10 rooms half lot on 20rh
ear California street , 87,600
No. 88 , Largo house 10 or 12 rooms , beautiful
corner lot on Cass mar 20th , 87,000.
No. 87 , Two story l.ouuo 3 rooms 6 acres eland
land on Blunder * street ntar Barracks , 82,000.
No. 86 TKO otorcs and n rtuluince on leased
half lotnear il mon and 10th street , 8800.
No. 84'lVo btory home 8 rooms , closets , eic ,
nlthC acres of ground , on Saundcrs street near
Omaha Ujrracks , 82,600
No. 83 , House of U roo-rs , half lot on Capitol
a\rnuo near 12th street. SV-00.
SN'o b2 , One and ono halt utory r ouse , 6 rooms
mil lot ou Pierce near 20th str .t , 81,800 ,
No. 81 , Two 2 story houses , one ot U and onn
6 rooms , Chicago St. , ntar 12th , 3,000.
No. 80 House 4 roams , closcU , ttc. , lark's lot
on ISth street ntarhlte I.uid worts , 81,300.
No. 77 , Largo liouso of 11 rooms , cloects , eel-
nr , ctj. , with 1 ] lotrn Karnbamtiearlflthstreet ,
& 010.
No. 76 , Oi cntil one-Kill story house nf 8 roorru ) ,
lot C6x8 > ftet on Cannear 14th utrcot , $4,600.
No. 76 , IIouso 4 rooms and basement , /Jo
161x132 fat an ilan-ynuirSlli treet. W76.
No. 74 , Largo lirk-k house and tuo full loU oa
Davenport near 16th Btreet , ? 16t)0. )
No. 73 Ouu and ono-lia'f story house and lot
36x182ftvt on Jae.pon near 12thstrtet , f 1S U.
No. It , Large brkk house 11 rooms , hill lot
on Date port near Uth street , { 6,03d.
No. 71 , Largo hou-o 12 ruomg , full lot . ,11 Call-
ornla near 20ih street , 87OOU ,
No. 66 , Stable and 3 fall lots on ran In street !
near Blunders , 82,000.
No. 04 , To story frame building , store bolaw
ind IOOMU above , on leuud lot on Douuu uear
16th Btreet , fWOO
No. tS , lluu o 4 roomi , basement , etc. . lot
) Jx230lcet on Islh street mat Nail Works.
f-o. 62 , New bouse 4 rooms ono story , full lot
No. 68 , House ot 7 rooms , ull lot Webster
> ear let street , 82,600.
in Hartley near 21st street , 81,760.
No. 61 , Large house 10 rooms , full lot on Dur
iear2Ut street , 85,000.
No. 60 , House 3 ro ms , hall lot on Dsvenport
icar 23d street. 81,000.
No 60 , Four houses and hall lot on Cans near
3th street 82 600.
No 12 , House u roouu ard full lot , Harnejr
tear 26th street , 82.COO.
No. 9 , Three houses and full lot ou Cau uvar
14th street , 83,200.
15th and Douglas Street ,
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