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THEDAILYBEE-FRIDAY , * JULY 17 , 1885
THE DAILY BEE.
OMAHA Orrrcn No. SU AND 010 FAIWAM ST.
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All Communications retatlnit tn NCWIMM ! Killtorlal
Inattrerj should bo adilrcjscJ to the KuiTOa or lll
Atl HuslncM t/tlcr ! and ReinltUnrc * ilienM 1)0
uld ssoJ to TUB HUB I'lmU'iiiMi Co rAVTOMAin.
lr fti.Checki an < l Test ollice orders to bo tnrdo ] .ay-
nWo to the onltr of the comi > ny.
THE BEE PDBLISHING CO , , Props ,
11 UOSHNVATKll , HIIITOU
A. II. 1'itch , JIaiiogcr Daily Circulation ,
Omaha , Neliraskn.
Ai.Tiiouatt Congressman Cannon Is
quite a big gun , ho IB no relation to
George Q. Cannon , of Mormon famo.
Now lot the small fry of the Nebraska
democracy stand from under. Dr.
Miller h&j gene Into the torpedo business.
THRI' are still discussing the questions
of who struck Billy Patterson , and how
was the Washington monument struck by
ANOTHEH oald wave Is predicted for
this section by Mr. Haaan. Wo suspect
that Charles Francis Adams Is again approaching
YOST'S monkey has ngaln boon lot
loose , and once more ho has learned that
It Is not safe to monkey with the busi
ness end of the BEE.
NIAGAKA FALLS park has at last become
a free-for-all resort , and the occupation
of the hackmon and foo-takers ia gono.
The cost of purchasing thla property by
the state of Now York was $1,438,000.
Is it not about tlma to take stops for
calling a republican atato convention , or
does Mr. Yost propose to carry the call of
the state committees 1 around In his
vest pocket for two or three months
Is nothing small about Chur ch
Howe after all. Ho does not want to go
to the Uuitod States sonata just yot.
Ho is willing to bide his time if wo allow
him to represent the first district as
OOKOHESSMAK B. V. FKEDEKICK , of
Marehalltown , loira , while in Chicago
the other day , expressed the opinion that
his atato wonld go democratic next fall.
It Is rather singular how Chicago cock-
talla will affect a rc r > from a prohibition
OAIITEK H. HARRISON haa stood a good
deal of abuse , but when iho majority of
the newspapers of Chlcagojrofer to him as
"tho alleged mayor , " ltdooa seem going a
llttlo too far. The result of the election
contest , however , may sustain the news-
papera in the use of the term "alleged. "
IT Is rather crnel for the Denver
Tribune Republican to refer to the odl
tor of the Omaha Herald as a "veterin
ary surgeon by the name of Sillier , " who
"failed to get a place In Cleveland's cab
inet , to which some of his horse friends
Ind him to believe ho waa entitled. " Dr.
Miller ought to fire ono of his torpedoes
t that Denver odltor.
FARMERS are not generally credited
with beiug good business mon , but the
California farmer who recently failed for
800,000 , assets nominal , was undoubt
edly a close student of the most approved
business methods of mme of the most
noted financiers who are now either in
the penitentiary or In Canada. It Is not
often that a farmer can reap auch a hnr-
oat in a elnglo season.
GEN. HOUARU is authority for the
statement that the end of the Fourth of
July Incident In Salt Lake has not yet
bean reached , SB serious tronblo Is lilcoly
to bo precipitated upon the slightest
pretext on tbo 24th of this month. That
day la the anniversary of the Mormon
asttloment of Utah , and thouiands of
Mormons flock Into Salt Lake to unite in
the celebration. It might bo a good idea
io recall a portion of the troops from the
'Indian territory and send them out to
PLAnmioorii is happy. It has post
poned Its day of judgment for twenty
years by voting bonds to fund its Indebt
edness , which , all told , does not amount
to over $125,000. Twenty years from
now It will have Increased in wealth
aufliolontly to owe five times that amount
and cot fool it. She is ono of Nebraska's
mott prosperous towns , and with her
credit now restored , "ahe to-day rises
llko Oil riot Inn when the load of sin fell
from his back,1' as the Journal expresses
It , "refreshed , energized and with conr-
ajo renewed for the struggle ( hat Is be-
lore her , "
IK an article summarizing the liquor
laws of all the states , tbo Philadelphia
Press commends the Nebraska auti-
treathuj ; law OB follow * ;
The law against treating in Nebraska , it :
only fair to add , ia founded on a eeneible idea
How much of the drunkennua and vices o
largo American cities ( a duo to treating 1 1
this respect \vo tsa a action of foola , In n
country in the world it tie custom carried t n
inch aa extant ,
While this I w may bo based upon a
uensiblo Wai , it Is n dead-letter in Ne
braaka , as it alia Js In Nov d , The
topera in thU part of the rowdy woet
oontinno to treat and ba treated just as
they did before the passage of this lavr , -
which they treat with contempt. t !
A OIlAryLENGE AOOKPTED.
For unbounded impndonco commend
us to the I mpostors and Imbeciles who
conduct the broken-winded 'and reader-
loss par er known as the Omaha llcpubli-
cari. These mots-backs and mounte
bank B of Nebraska joumallim have the
audacity to claim not only superiority
over this paper In the matter of tolo-
gw.phlc news , but they actually go ofar
as to assert that our cpeclal dispatches
r.ro padded out and mainly fictions ,
manufactured in the BEE oflice. Wo will
quote thoJ-HejJMWt'can'a own language :
Tbo BBKiindoubtedlyreeelvM some exclusive
Jispatehes from Chicago , but those dispatches
nro small and never Important , and are used
not for an honest purpose , but for the purpose
of deception. They are dated "Washington , "
"London1 , etc. , when they really are stolen
from the Chicago papers , and are extended ,
padded and othtrwito doctored In the BEE
office with reprint and Imagination , A favorite
ito trick of our contemporary Is , alter receiv
ing a "special" ol ten words , to pad It out to
fifty , and then to put It nt the head ol a col
umn of associated press telegrams. Thus it
is made to appear to the uninitiated and Ig
norant roailora of that paper that the BEE re
ceives columns of special dispatches dally ,
whereas It receive ] perhaps a half column ,
Lot the manager of the BEE publish the list of
"specials" received by him during the month
of Juno. Ho dare not do It.
Wo cheerfully comply with the request
to publish the list of our specials for the
month of Juno , and hero It Is :
OMAHA , July 1,1885 ,
The Due Publishing Co.
To Western Union Telegraph Co , , Dr.
Juno 1 to special from Lincoln 41 words
Ito Lincoln 70
Ito Chicago 1355
2 to Chicago 1412
3 to Chicago 1010
3 to Lincoln C9
Ho Lincoln ! ) f
5 to M'reh'lt'n.Ia. , 22
5 to 85G
5 to Chicago 093
3 to Lincoln 557
Sto Chicago 4703
9 to Lincoln 177
9 tote Beatrice 30
to Chicago 1091
10 to MlUiml 157
10 to Valentino 41
10 to Lincoln 352
10 to Chicago 2135
' 11 to Lincoln 35)
11 to Chicago 1)11 )
12 to Bloominfiton EG
" 12 to Lincoln SCO
" 12 to Chicago 2,672
" 13 to Chicago 423
" 14 to Lincoln 315
" 14 to Beatrice 83
" 15 to Norfolk 243
" 15 to Lincoln 51
" 15 to Chicago 4,209
" 1C to Sidney 24
11 1C to Lincoln 275
" 1C to Chicago 1,29 J
" 17 to Lincoln 350
' 17 to Chicago 1,802
" 18 to Lincoln 23G
" 18 to Chicago 1,501
" 19 to Lincoln 98
" 19 to Beatrice. SG
" 19 to Chicago 1,173M
22 to Beatrice M
22 to Lincoln 87
1 22 to Chicago 5,589
23 to St.P..Neb , 59
23 to Lincoln 353
23 to Chicago 2450
" 24 to Lincoln 351
" 24 to Chicago 105-1
25 to Lincoln 534
25 to Chic.izo 31GG
25 to Chicago 1901
2Gto Lincoln %
27 to Chicago 731
" 29 to Chicago 5850
" 29 to Lincoln 290
" 30 to Chicago 3230
" 30 to Valentine 35
" 30 to Lincoln 219
Total number of words of 1
yieclols ! 58.929.
Total amount paid Western Union Tele
graph Company during month of June
Received payment ,
L. M. ItllKEM.
What does the broken-winded and
rcadorless concern think of this exhibit ?
In the twenty-sir publishing days in the
month of Juno the BEE haa received and
paid for 58,029 words of special dis
patches , or an average of 2,2GG words per
day. The telegraph bill of the BEE for
the month of Juno WAS $458.70 , while the
Republican has paid loss than $100
for all its telegraphic news , during
the aamo month. The few apodal
dispatches the Republican receives from
Nebraska towns and villages will not
average 200 words a day. Wo have pub
lished our Itemized bill for epsclal dis
patches , and now let the Jtcpublican
publish Its bill for the iamo month.
Our special dUpatchea may not be Im
portant in the eyes of juvonllo journa
list ; , but the steady growth of our cir
culation Indicates that they are ap
preciated by our patrons. Wo do not
profess to have special correspondents in
London , Paris , Berlin , Vienna , Bombay ,
Calcutta nr Khartnum. Wo cimply print
"special" over all euch dispatches as
are exclusively sent to the BUE from its
eastern news bureau at Chicago , which
city , next to Now York , is the greatest
news cantor In America. There la no more
deception in our publishing as specials
such telegrams sent to Chicago , and re
peated from thera ts Omaha , than there
Is deception .in the publication of the
same class of dispatches ai specials In the
Chicago and St. Louis papers , which
get their specials from New York.
Outside of Now York there Is not now a
paper In America that maintains special
reporters in the capitals of Europe and
Asia. Nearly all foreign specials now
come through the Now York Herald
bureau ) at London , Paris , Berlin , Vienna
and Madrid. Several other Now York
Jellies receive special cablegrams once a
week from London. So much for this
gabble about deception.
When the Jlepulllcan haa mot our
challenge to publish its telegraph bills
for Juno , it will alao confer a favor upon
Ita duped advertisers by printing a sworn
statement of Its circulation. Such a state
ment would bo very Interesting to parties
who have boon Imposed upon. Wo are
ready with our statement at any day.
Our average dally circulation for last
week was as follows : Morning editltlon ,
3,080 ; evening edition , -1,864 ; total ,
8,850 , When the Itepublican can show
circulation ono quarter as largo aa that
of the BEE it will bo tlmo for It to talk
THE Omaha Republican , with a great
flourish of trumpets , declares that its
policy in publishing a iiowspjpar differs
i-cry much from tbo policy pursued by
the BEE and U Infinitely superior. Wo
acknowledge the corn so far as the. differ
ence Is concerned. The policy of the
jntblican has been to depend upon
the corporate monopolies for job-work ,
and print a iunk-shop ehoet , as an appen
dage to a subslred job-offico. The BEE
has no job-oflioo , kecpi ont of all jobs , has
no subsidies , but depends entirely for its
onpport upon the patronage of the people.
The BEE'S policy necessarily has to differ
very radically from that of Iho junk shop
sheet. It prints whatever is of Interest
to the public regardless of the feelings of
managers of railroads or any other mo
nopolies. For instance the BEE pub
lished Mayor Boyd's letter to Charles
Frano'a Adamj. The Jlcjntblican sup
pressed it. The policy of the llcpubli-
can Is to support and defend every cor
rupt job and jobber , while the policy of
the BEE Is to cxposo and dononnoa the
Batno. Owing to thla difference In policy
tboro is a vast dllforonco In the circula
tion of the two papers.
IN the course of a long-winded reply
to a floating paragraph In regard to "tho
decline of Denver , " which originated In
an Omaha paper , the Denver Tribune-
Republican flies into a passion and saps :
For five years it has been notorious through
out the west that Omaha lost its last chance
to become a great city when Denver and
Kansas City received their boom ,
Omaha has had no boom , yet in the
past five years aho has grown moro than
Denver , and Is now larger than that city.
In 1880 the federal census gave Omaha a
population of 30,052 , and Denver 35,029.
The Nebraska atato census of Nebraska
gives Omaha 01,835 , while the Colorado
atato census shows that Denver now has
54,407. In five years Denver haa in
creased its population only 18,778 ,
while Omana has Increased 31,183 , or
moro than doubled her population.
Omaha's chance Jor becoming a great
city were never bettor. Wo want no
mushroom booms. All wo ask is that
the rapid , steady and substantial growth
shall continue. Wo care not how rapidly
Denver grows , aa that city has a territory
of her own , and her prosperity and
growth cannot materially affect Omaha.
This city has loft Denver behind , and. as
the BEE has said before , It now proposes
to catch up with Kancaa City.
THE Denver Tribune-Republican ex
poses a lamentable Ignorance when It
saya that the Union Pacific la attempting
to break down the business of Denver in
the Interest of Omaha , and that Omaha
could not live without the aid of that
corporation. This assertion Is Indeed
amusing to the paoplo and tax-payers of
Omaha who have contributed hundreds
of thousands of dollars In lands and bonds
to the Union PaciQc , and never received
a dollar's benefit In return. That rail
road to-day has Immense tracts of lands
in the very heart of the city upon which
It pays no taxes , because they have been
exempted under the pretext of right of
way , yet many of these lots are leased
ont for coal yards , smeltlng-works , ele
vators , lumber yards , warehouses , etc. ,
and produce a revenue for the company
but not a cent of rovonno for the city.
Had the Union Pacific fulfilled Its obli
gations to Omaha and not thrown obati
des In the way of her progress and pros
perity , aho wonld to-day have been a
city of over 100,000 people. The Union
Pacific for years has been ao much of a
drawback to Omaha as tha Tribune-Re
publican says it has been to Denver.
ACCORDINC to the Republican 'the
evening edition of the BEE Is a disgrace
ta Omaha , and would not bo tolerated In
any discriminating community. As a
matter of fact , the evening .edition of the
BEE Is the largost'and moat complete af
ternoon newspaper published In Ameri
ca. There IB not a Now York or Chicago
cage afternoon dally that contains as
much rending matter , and in proportion
to population there la not another paper ,
morning or evening , that is so ganerally
circulated and patronizad. If it were
published in a discriminating community
made up of corporation tools , but who
who confine their newspaper reading to
bsided organs , it would not , perhaps ,
UNDER the Impression that Mr. John
Grant had severed his oDnnootion with
the Barber asphalt paving company In
this city , wo commanded his appoint
ment as asphalt pavement Inspector aa a
very proper ono , but wo have since
learned that ho Is still in the aorvlco of
the company. Under such circumstances
and drawing pjy from thocontraotors and
the city at the came tlmo , wo very much
qneatlon the propriety of the op paint-
mont. No man can properly torvo two
master * .
KANSAS CITY haa been begging for
aorne ono to build a hotel In that town.
Now that she has secured the locatlonvof
the branch penitentiary of Missouri the
will probably be satisfied. There ara
aomo places that need a penitentiary
moro than a hotel , and the disappointed
towns that were competing for this
prize will probably , In sour-grape style ,
ay that Kansas City Ia ono of those
TUB St. Louis Republican eaya : i
"Hlgglas is not a collossal figure by any i i
means , but he manages to absorb a full c
share of public attention. Ho has a t
great mouth , " It might have added that i
every tlmo he opens hla mouth Hlgglns
puts his foot In it.
MAUONE still keeps up his reputation
as a roadjustcr , Hla llttlo differences
with Rlddleberger have all baon patohol as
up , and now peace and harmony prevail.
The burial of the hatchet between these
two statesmen was the closing sjana cf
the iirat day's session of the Virginia '
itato republican convention , Amid the
iln and canfusion and excitement , Inci
dent to tha attempt of Iho convention to
sit down on Rlddloberger , Mahono
arose to the full height of hla dignity ,
and generously appealed that
Iliddloborger bo hoard. Thla
magnanimity on the patt of Mahono
touched the heart of Rtddloberqor , who
brushed a tear from his cheek , and ex
tending his hand , said : "Right hero I
will shako hands and make poaco. "
Thereupon they fell into each other's
nrm , and ombracad , It was a
touching spectacle. Its cflact upon the
audlonco was electrical. Aa the dla-
patches inform us , It was the signal for n
general embracing , and the factions that
had before looked horna now lockud
arms In paase , harmony and friendship.
Not Mnvltif ; Efisiwnrd Very
The Ingalls presidential boom still
loiters on the border of civilization. Its
delay in moving eastward ia said to bo
duo to Ita bolng nnablo to make np Its
mind whether to cross the Missouri river
on the Omaha , the Plattamouth , the St.
Joseph , the Atchlaon , or the Loavon-
worth bridge. Wo have very eorlous
doubts whether it will bo seen this aide
of the grasshopper line until the railroads
bogln cutting their passenger rates oast.
Hope for Mormon * and the Kcst of
New York Herald.
The Omaha BEE suggests that the Mor
mons should go to the Sandwich Islands
territory which h supposed to bo In
the market and which tbo taints are rich
enough to buy. There Is something
practical In this suggestion. If the
Mormons want to bo where no gon-
tllo emigrants will over tronblo them ,
lot them go to the Sandwich Islands ,
If they want to go where Inquisitive
writers of nowa letters are not
likely to Intrude , lot them emlgrat o to
the Sandwich Islands. The United
States wonld not persecute thorn there ,
for the Sandwich Islands are thousands
of miles from us , and wo have no navy.
Most conclusive of all la the fact that
the Saints and the natives would agree ,
for the principal vlco ol Iho Sandwich
Islanders IB the ( alleged ) principal virtue
rf Mormonlsm. The BEE has solved a
most perplexing problem ,
AVliy Cards , Circulars and tbo Llko
Are Failures B Advertising
Now York Commercial-Advertiser.
Within the last few years it has become
the fashion with some people to do their
advertising in tholr own private way in
stead of through the newspapers. Some
dlstributo cards , Bomo circulars , some
pamphlets , aomo even almanacs , and
Inconceivable monstrosities of odddlty ,
citculatlng them by the hundreds or
thousands through the mails. The prin
ter's ' art has been taxed to the utmost to
gratify the taste of these advort'acrs. '
Some of tbo finest as well as some of the
basest specimens of the art of engraving ,
of chroma-lithographing and of color
printing are bolng produced for these
purposes , and every conceivable style ot
fancy paper is brought into requisition.
The advertisers vie with each other In
the elegance of their designs and the cost
liness of their devices , taking It for
granted that the receiver * will conform
their estimate of the status of the adver
tiser to the artistic pretentious
of his advertisement. Some people
may regret that the noble art of printing ,
at the period of its highest achievements ,
should be subjected to auo dobisiog use ;
but , to these who thus employ the art , it
should bo equally a matter of concern
that the debasement so completely falls
of the object for which It Is intended.
With him who notices such advertlse-
menU at all , the first fooling on receiving
ono of these superb specimens of typog
raphy or engravings Is apt to bo ono of
disgust that It relates to the artistic pur
suits of his butcher or his bootmaker , or
that thu subjects of its elegant illustra
tions are chairs and tables , refrigerators
and brooms ; ho throws it down with an
Indefinable grudge against the man who
haa been guilty of such a ridiculous pros
titution of art , and , without exactly
knowing it , he la diat'nctly convinced
that a tradesman who spends so much
money In euch an incongruous way is not
likely to bo endowed with the common
sense of a good man of businota or to
In truth , however , these who take any
notice whatever of this flood of announce
ments farm but a .very small percentage
of thoao who receive them. They have
como to bo the nnisanca of both the par
lor and the counting room. At homo
they are never opened but with disap
pointment , because they como In the
place of loiters really hoped for. In the
oflice the merchant finds his morning
mail stuil'ed with thoao instructions upon
the aerloua affairs of hla business , which
ho Inwardly curses or impattontly con
signs to his waste-paper hoip. In short ,
"f a public vote could ba taken , it would
unanimously declare these drumming
nisslves to ba aa Intolerable nuisance
that should bo denied the privilege of the
Men of business who resort to the
method of advertising cannot bo ignorant
of tha fact that people whom they would
reach have become nauseated with it.
They must be aware thatthoy themselves
disregard all appeals for patronage ; and
what reason have they to suppose that
othera recolve their applications with
moro patience. Sigacloua advertisers are
beginning to so this and are returning
to the old method of public announce
ment. The newspaper ia in every sense ,
the best medium for advertising ; and for
a given result , it Is by much the cheap-
eat also , It reaches a far greater num
ber of pwslblo customer ) than any pri
vate announcement can ; and It IB more
certain to receive attention. The private
circular li thrown aildo as a thing which
people have como to regard as a bore ,
and which la neglected because its reci
pients have no tlmo to attend a
to it. The newspaper Is used in
each day's ' hour of leisure , and read
ers find Interest In reading its advertise
ments as well as Its nowa , because of the
variety they present and and tbo information
mation they convey respecting a wide di
versity of interests , It may bo eafely
estimated that an announcement made
through the press is noticed by fifty read-
era , where , 'made in a private way , It
would roach but ono. If , therefore , the
aimo amount were expended in either
case , the result would be fifty-fold bettor
from the former method than from the
latter. There are , undoubtedly , casoi ia
which tbo clrcu'ur ' is a better medium if
than the newspaper. Such , for Instance ,
where the matter Is necessarily long thy
and the cact of newspaper spacu would .
therefore ba very large. Such cases are
jullo exceptional , and the sooner advor-
tirera Jearn the folly of their present :
'argo expenditures In sacking publicity I >
through private means the bettor forloi
h'.ir pcckets and tboir success. j w
OBIME NOTES ,
Another Confidence Gumo Midnight
Kobbone * .
Another poor victim of the wily confi
dence man hai turned up. Thla time
his name is K. R. Slant and his native
town IB St. Pctors , Minn. He reported
at the police headquarters yottorday
that ho had struck the town for the first
tlmo Wednesday and had mot [ n nice
looking stranger who said ho hailed from
Minnesota , and said ho was going to that
state very soon wonld go in
company with yonng Stoat.
The stranger invited his newfound
found friend to cotno up town and got
some Ice cream before they proceeded to
take In the town. Young Stout nccopted
the invitation , and the two wore going
up town when they were mot by stranger
No. 2 who wanted aomo money to pay the
baggagemen for checking his baggage to
Minnesota. Stranger No. 1 didn't have
the money , but turning to his now friend
Stout , borrowed $18 from him. Shortly
afterwards , the two con. nion skipped
out and left Stont to bemoan his foolish
ness , Ho has but one dollar and his rn-
tnrn trip ticket loft. When asked by
Jailor Peirronot if ho hadn't road
of such confidence games before , the 1 n-
nocont granger replied that ho had , just
the week before , but "then this man
looked so honest , yon know , that I
couldn't help giving him the money. "
uonnmt BY A FRIEND ,
Report has just boon made to the po-
llco headquarters by Israel Frank , who
claims to nave buan robbed night before
last of $85 in money , a valuable watch
and chain , and Bomo clothing. It seems
that suspicion rests upon a yonng man
from Chicago , who made Frank's
acquaintance a short time ago ,
ana who bought aomo clothing from
him a short tlmo before the robbery waa
committed. Shortly afterwards the
young man was hoard to say that ho was
going to Chicago and ho disappeared that
night as did also Frank's valuables.
A mciiiNa HIREN.
A woman of easy virtue named Jennie
Smith , was arrested last night , charged
with robbing a young mannamod Charles
Williams of a $20 gold pleco. The young
man is not euro that the Smith woman
committed the robbery , hut as ho lost the
money whileIn her den , Is con lid on t that
aho la connected with the theft.
A POSTED SPOILSMAN.
The Scramble For the Internal Kovo-
iiuo Collectnrahlp ,
Senator Shorvln , who has returned
homo from Washington , whither ho wont
in company with the odltor of the Fre
mont Herald to look after getting that
augar plum at Omaha known as the reve
nue collectorahlp , was made a subject of
an Interview by the Ttibuno man. Iho
senator waa found in his harness store
and peered out through the fly nets as
the scribe entered.
"Is the weather at Washington as cold
is It is reported to bo ? " was the first in
terrogatory launched by the ssrlbo.
John unbuttoned his waistband to
give bettor vent to his feeling and re
plied : "Well , hardly. "
"Then that report in the Omaha
Herald about yourself and Smalls getting
the cold shoulder , waa not In accordance
with the facts ? "
"Of course It wasn't. The fact is wo
didn't call on the president until the
next day after the article appeared In
print. I want to toll yon this , all these
'special telegrams , ' to the Omaha Herald
ire eont out In the interest of the Millor-
3oyd crowd and if they do not como that
way they are doctored np to suit the
sweet will of the Omaha gang. "
"Glad to know that you didn't have to
stand on the front stoop and shiver. "
"Well we didn't. On the contrary wo
were received very cordially. "
'Is It true that you told Cleveland you
yon turned Dodga county democratic. "
"Nothing of the kind. If anybody
auppoaea I am BO big a fool as that they
are mistaken. I knew before I wont to
Washington that cho presldont is a man
who has a mind of his own and that there
Is no neo dictating to him. "
"Tho Omaha collectorshlp lies between
Mr. Oalhcnn , of Nebraska City , and
yourself , does it not ? "
"I don't know about that. Calhoun la
as dead as h 1 , Ho has no claim upon
the position or upon his party. Cap.
Herman , of Omaha , is after the place
with all his might , He has a long peti
tion from the citizens of that city , but
will rely moro upon aid from another
source. He h a brother-in-law of Tom
Hondrlcka and ho has a letter from him.
Herman might get the appointment If
Hendrlcka wonld go before the president
and nik it personally. But I don't think
he'll ' do It. Ho always fought nepotism ,
and ho IB going to be consistent he won't
ask for the appointment of a relation. "
"What sort of endorsement nave
you ? "
"Tho beat of any of 'em. I have '
every democratic member of the last
legislature , the three democratic nomi
nees for congress , five of the delegates to
the national convention , besides many of
the leading men of the atato , including
anch men as Judge Savage , Judge Hoi-
man , and others. " '
"When do you think the appointment
will bo made ? "
"It wonld have been settled last week ,
but I think Miller and Boyd were afraid
to lot It go to a test then and asked for
moro time to make a now deal. " 8
"How is Kittle getting along ? " f
"Woll , the old man Beems to be enjoying - c
joying himself. Ho's been there so long 1
now that ho knows Washington as well '
as ho does Fremont. Ho haa a good
room , twenty foot square , with comfort
able furnishings , which , with hla food , j1
costs him only sir dollars a week , ao yon b
BOD the Idea that he is spending a for
tune there to get an oflice is not quite I
correct. Washington is a good plaoo for 01
geologist like him to live , anyhow. "
' "Spoaiao. There must bo a good '
miny old foaslls thera norr trying to get a
"No , the fossils are those who have
been In oflice , but are out now. " i
"Will ho got his coveted position of a' '
director of the United Slates geological tl
Biirvoy ? " tl
"No. The department has just accepted - <
cepted the plan for the summer's work F1 ;
laid ont by Maj. Powell. That Is conbi >
ildercd as equivalent to tolling the a \
present incumbent ha can remain , I e\
think , however , that Kittle could got a
smaller oflice than the ono he was after , '
he would only take It and be . ;
istlfied. " hi
"Do you know what fa being done with th
.bo land offices of this district } ' as
"Nothing. At least I board nothing an
ibout them when thoro. Markley IB Inhere
hero working fur the Niobrara oflice , It ;
ut ho might as well come home. His
so reminds me of the boy who tald ho wl
visbed his father would die , as he had ov
got tlrod of seeing him around. The
president is getting tired of .him. "
At tbia point a cusotomer dropped
Into the store to buy some awe&t pads
for hii harness , and the reporter con *
eluded to elldo out before the senator
realized that ho was being pumped , and
The King or Denmark Held up to
1'nblc G,3 OjIToin Dovjor.
The following circular letter has been
leaned by tbo "Lind Retorm Union" and
a copy of It forwarded to na by the secre
tary , Thomas Alngo Devycr , 70 Snydam
sttoat , Brooklyn , N. V. It Is filled with
the dynamlto of Ideas and will wake np
the drowsiest mortal.
TUB LAHIl 1 THE LAND )
To the Men of England nnd America :
There Is only ono question before the
world. Ono wotth looking at ono that
must ba Bottled before potly eldo Issues
ran como in ono that will settle all. For
good or for evil ; for life or for death.
It is Iho land question !
A great Ho was written Into the soil of
England by the dastard of Normandy.
His pen , the point of a swctd ; his Ink ,
thn blood of the English people.
The lie took this shape : "Tho soil ,
the mines , the waters of this nation , were
not created for the people. They were
created to feed the debauch of Idle
scoundrels who called themselves 'lords
of the soil , ' " lord gods of the soil I
Henceforth the Ho covered the whole
land. .Not an aero in England escaped
from it. Not a man , or woman , or child
of England but was botu and bred np
under shadow of the lio. That godless
liol It was ground into their bones. A
"vested" lio. Nobody questioned it.
Everybody believed it. The great truth
lay trampled out of sight under Us foot.
But the truth now at last la making
struggle to atlsB. It is looking around
at the world , It sees a grandeur , a fer
tility , a beauty of field and forest , and
lake and ocean ; that never can bo do-
ccribed. Sees that in Its very nature it
Is an earthly paradise. Sees that It has
boon made to most of the human family
an earthly lull. Aiks , "by whom1 ? Is
answered , "by a handful of scoundrels
who call themselves lordi of the soil. "
Asks , by what right ? "By this , " answer
the little handful of "lords , " and they
point to the crusted aword of the Norman
dastard and the sharp ground swords of
their own hired manklller ; .
Is that In the present day a sufficient
answer ? Let us examine. Six years ago
the populous centers were strong. By a
waive of their hand they drove the re
form bill through the house of lords , tak
ing Wellington's windows by the way.
The same power forced through the same
lords a rush of small and largo reforms ,
including the Franchise bill , not ouo of
which they had granted If they dared
Thla , too , happens : Proclaim down a
meeting in Dublin and down it goes.
"Proclaim , " ono In London and it does
not go down. The proclamation goes
down , the queen's authority noes down ,
accompanied by half a rnlla of the Iron
girders of her madjesty's own Hyde
park. Under the very nose of the house
guards. In contemptuous dcfianca of
these organized manklllera. Just whis
per to the men in Downing otroot that
tnough the people of Ireland may bo
tholr slaves , the people of England arc
their master * . Doubly so , with the now
And the Ho has crossed over to America
It breeds oar corporations. It feeds our
courts. Oar Benndlct Arnolds in con
gress cover it with their guns. It aims to
take full possession in the United States.
If it dees , it will trample yon and your
"strikes , " and your tariffs , and your
"greenbacks" and your soclallem and
your liberty , under Its feet.
BUCK HAUDING'S WINDOWS.
A New Mexico Saloon thnt la Lighted
Through Glaa * dined on the
Now York Sun.
A trnck driver who Tras staggering
down Front street the other day with a
long rung in his hand , accidentally put
the end of the rung through a window of
the barroom of the Miners' Arms , the
Front street resort of western mlnets
when In this city. The jingling glass
startled a group of men who were sitting
in ono corner , and they gathered around
while the bartender collected the price of
the broken glass from the truckman.
Then Archie McLean , a slender young
fellow , who had recently arrived from
Arizona , said :
"Say. Ycr lights ore no good. You
should 890 the Ijghtj ii3 is used in Now
Mexico , jlstboyenttho Pan Handle. "
"What'sInto 'om ? " said the bartender.
"Do you mind Buck Herding ? Buck
has godo clean back on mining , and Is
running a ranch on the trail np the north
branch of the Rod. Siy , Buck's jest
coining wealth Belling jnlca to the cow
boys and Injuns. They don't none of
them try to clean out Buck's ranch ,
'causa Buck's a rustler. It's the lights
what ho'a got Into his cabooto what 1 was
mentioning to you.
"Aro they way up ? "
"Well , now , yer jest bet yor boots
they're way np , Didn't I tell yo Buck
war a rustler ) Say , them lights Isour
feet by five , and he hai thtoo on 'am Into
ono eond of the caboose and four under
the plazzy. "
"Hauled 'em all the way from Kansas
City , I reckon , " said the bartender ,
"Kansas Oltv ba blqwod ! They'd cost
$5,000 , maybe $10,000 , to bring 'em
from : Kansas City , and these 'oro novel
cost Buck ono bloomin' ounce of dust.
They didn't coat him nothin' . He due
'cm outon the bank of the river , not
mor'ufifteen mile from the caboose , "
The bartender laughed and the rest
joined him. Archie shoved his soft hat
back on his head , and said angrily :
"Say , you galoots think I'm ' a liar , El us
don't provo what I say I'll llcker the
crowd. Olmmo my earytogy. " fc n
The bartender fithed a wodgO'shapod fca :
latchol made of brilliant carpeting from '
locker behind the bar and placed It on ftRl
bench. While the crowd licked on Rl
Archie brought out from the mlddlo of
lot of blue overalls and shirts a bundle
ibout six Inches square and an Inch
.hick. Ho at once begin nnwrapplng
ho pieces ot newspaper that covered It , riA
ind when ho had removed eleven wrap- A
OM ho held In his hand what seemed to yo
o a ploco of glass , very clear , but with I'c
faint yellowish tinge. The edges , how- at !
iver , showed that It was not glaea. tie
"What do you call that ? " mid Arhlo. tie
'I got that onten the place whore Bucket nt
ot hieaon. The bluffs la a hundred feet
ilgh , and cropping outon the mlddlo of
hem is layers of this Vro nattcral jjlaja
wonld cover the whole of Now York
nd never shut out a glim of Iho bloom- ito
light of the sun. What do you call dci
If It Isn't ' natteral glass ? " cut
"It's gypsum , " taid the old gentleman , Jui tot
ho had adjusted a pair of npoUcles tin
ver his nose while examining the epccl- . do !
men of natural glass. ' "Archie Is all
right. I have hoard that on the three
branches of the Rod River there are
largo deposits of gypsum , Some of it
la pnro solonito , or Iho alabsstor
of the poet and song writer. Buck
probably was not aware of the fact , but
the palaces of ancient Minerva and of
Rome and Greece had sheets of gypsum
in place of French plato glass in their
windows. It ia rare that anch bountiful
specimens as Archie tells about can be
found , but ( hero Is no doubt that they
exist In vait quantities In the unset
tled regions from which this camo. "
The birtondor appeared to bo dis
concerted for a moment. Then ho
brightened up. '
"Bojs , Archlo has got It on to mo , " he.
said , and passed out a big bottle with a
yellow liquid in it , and plaocd a row of
tumblers bcaldo It.
A Now Cure for Monslcs.
Now York Sun.
In a car on n train bound weat It wac
discovered that a llttlo boy shonod sj-mp-
toms of moatlcs.
"You will have to take the child for
ward to the smoking car , " eald the con
ductor to tbo mother. "Ho cannot re *
main hero. "
As the tired mother compiled with this
dictum the llttlo boy said :
"la ho a doctor , mamma ? "
"No , " nho replied , "ho Is a conductor ? "
"Well , then , how docs ho know that
tobacco smoke Is good for the measles ? "
A FEW POINTERS ,
Something Interesting to MutnnI
I.lto IiiHurnnci ) Men ,
In reply to the BEE'S Lincoln corre
spondent regarding mutual Ufa insur
ance companies , the following communi
cation has been recolvod :
To tbo Kdltor ot the BKK.
Your Lincoln correspondent In Wed
nesday's BEE taye , thut the auditor holds ,
that mutual life astoclattons arc Insur
ance companies , and mnst comply with
the kws , ( that Is deposit $100,000 , ) and
claims , that the supreme court of Iowa
and Ohio have so decided.
As to Iowa divisions , the auditor Is
mlttakon. In ro. state of Iowa ox rol.
auditor vs. Iowa Mutual Aid association
of Ottnmwj , reported in vol. 50 , pegs
125 , Juno term 1882 the court decides :
A mutual aid aanoclatlon , organized
under 1,100 of the code , for the insur
ance of Its own members from Ices by
death , sickness or accident ( and the defendant -
fondant is hold to bo such on aseoclation
need not comply with the provisions of
chapter C , title 9 , of the cede , relating to
IICo Intnrance companies properly so-
called. In order to glvo fotco and effect
to section 1,100 , the word "every" In
section 1,101 must bo limited to the stock
and mutual companies referred to in the
eoctlona which follow.
In consequence of this decision Audi
tor Brown returned to a mutual associa
tion of Burlington their deposit of
$100,000 ( the company paying losses by
assessments ) , claiming ho had no right
to Issue a certificate , and was sustained
by the court. Nebraska , as to mutual
companies , needs some bettor laws than
at present , with proper penalties as to
dishonest cflicors , if any provo so to be.
Orro LODECK ,
Secretary Mutual Benefit Aescclation of
A Short Tulle IVith Ono of the Blfir
Democratic Jay Ilnwcr
The Hon. H , Miles Moore , of Leaven-
worth , Kansas , was In the city yesterday
and waa braced by a reporter for the BEE
at the Paxton hotel to lot out a few
sosrots about the democracy down in his
section. Mr , Moore has been secretary
of the democratic state central
committee in Kansas for the
pait twenty-five years and the
reporter knowing that there oxist-
at the _ present tlmo considerable dls
satisfaction in the ranks of the party , felt
tatisfiod that the gentleman could give
up some interesting pointers If ho would.
Mr. \ Moore Is now a prominent candidate
for United States consul to Valpariaso ,
South America , and Bays his endorse
ments are the best any man ever re
ceived. They como from all the
loading democrats and repub
licans of that state , Including Senator ?
Ingalls and Plumb. "Thoro is np doubt , "
raid Mr. Moore , "but that I will receive
tlm appointment. It Is alow about com
ing , though that Ia accounted for by
Mrs. Bayard's sickness , which takes
much of the secretary's tlmo away from
hla business. " Mr. Moore waa a resi
dent at Yulparlaso , Bomo years ago , long
enough to become quite well acquainted
with the people and tholr customs ,
which Is ono reason why ho now desires
to go there ao the United States repre
sentative , rather than any other
place ho m'ght ' possibly be able
to got , "Yoj wo are feeling a litlla eero
at the administration down our way , '
observed Mr. Moore , "becaueo of his ap
pointment of W. 0 , Perry to the oflico of
United States district attorney , over Tom
Fenlon , Ttho by all moans ought to have
had it , Perry , notwithstanding ho has
been chairman of the state central com
mittee , Is a now man and wo are not BO
euro about hla slmon pure democracy ,
while on the ether hand , Fenlon , as
every ono knows , has been giving the
party his tlmo and his money for yeara and
years. It was throuh a trick that Perry
got to bo made chairman of the commit-
te. After John Martin had been op-
pointed judge at Topeka by Gov. Gllck ,
bo got a few of the committee together ,
nnd resigned in Perry's favor. Siuco the
party has split np into what ara known
tbo Martin and Gllck factions , Perry
rather loaned toward the Martin faction ,
which la backed bj republican * , there
fore , Perry wont to the font Judge
JUartln Is now In Washington getting hi
'rionda fixed , while Gov. Gllck rests In
jlonm and Insignificance at his Shannon
1111 farm , near Atchlson.
Doi th from * Jib-boom ,
PATCHOQUK , L. I. , July 1C. William
richenor , John Ifedden , Agnes Koo and
Austin Hoe wont nailing last night in the
ncht Jennie Lewis , When near Blue
'oint tie jib-boom itvung acroia the boat ,
Inking J > UBI Jt'je , Tichvnor and Heddeu in
face , kuocklug tln.'in overboard , Before
boat could to brought around to the
ona of the accident oil three bad
enieJ , end were noteoen again ,
WATZUTOWN , Wm , July 10. During a
orm thin evening lightning struck the mi
once and barns of David Lewis , ilx milt *
ist of hero , instantly killing Mr. Lewie , In-
irln # > voral members of Ma family , and
itally dostrojlotf liia buiUInx' . Tnu ami o
buildingi umouuta tu several thousand
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