Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 26, 1885, Page 4, Image 4
THE DAILY BEE-WEDNESDAY ; AUGUST 26,1885- THE DAILY BEE. OMAHA OmcuNo. OH ASH 010 FARXAM ST , N W YotlK OntCB , llOO Co TaiBONK BUILD- ISO. ViiVWiM every morning , ewcpt Sunday. The only Monday morning < Wljr published In the tUto. TrU4 BT VAII. One Tear . ? IO-0 < > I Thrco Month * . $2BO SIxMtmthi . 6.00 I Ono Month . 1.00 The Weekly lleo , Published every Wednesday TERVU , rOSTPAtt ) . One Year , with premium . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CO Oiw 'car , utthftnt premium . . l * g Blx Months , without premium . . . Jjj On * Month , in trUt . 10 . . All Communication J relating to News and Editorial tnatterj tlioiilil bo addressed to the hoiron or TIIS Bus. All rttniic ! 3 'Letters and ItcmHUnccs HipuM ho vMrcswUo Tint HUB 1'um.isiiivcj COMPAST , OMAHA. Jrilts.Chetkq nnd Voit ofllcoorders to bo made p y- * blo tottio ordir of tha companj- . THE BEE PUBLISHING CO , , PrSBS , i : . ROSKWATWl , KniTOit. A.H. Vitcli , Manager Daily Circulation , Omaha , Nebraska. OKAHA Bolt line stock haa advanced novcral pointe. THE failure of the Chicago Current Dhows that you can't ran B rnagizlno nrithoat currency. THE fnlluro o Mr. Roaoh waj n pretty respectable affair nftor nlL Ho can pay two dollora for everyone that ho owes. Thnt'a the proper way to fail. " ADULTERATED liquors must go" Uono of the plunks of the democratic platform -ovor In 'Iowa ' , Ucpxld. The domocrata of Iowa could moro for- clbly have oxpreeiod their dealro 'by Bay ing , "Giro uj whhky ; straight. " Tnc Chicago Ncive Is authority for the statement that "for the last two years the licpubUcan ( of Oracba ) 1ms boon edited by a procession of Inebriates passing through the offioa. " Wo nlwaya thought thnfc there must bo oomo good roison for the dizzy atylo of editing that haa prevailed in the Republican office. SUICIDE la becoming fashionable nmoag dofanltlng bank officials. Not long ago two thieving bank ofliocrs In New Jorooy killed themselves ; another ended his own existence in Texas. ; and norr a Massachu setts' snviugis bank treasurer has out his ownthrjftt. Oannda Is evidently losing Ita atiHtcttnna fur the crooked financiers of thld coon ry. TIIEUK cro tyro domocrata to ono re publican in the bjird of county comrnis- rnioaionow. Tha appointment of a demo crat aa the autceasor to County Clerk Lsavltt is therefore no narprlso. Mr. Bonolco , ox-police judge , is the lucky mau. Ho will no dcubi endeavor to conduct the oflico In a manner satisfactory to the public. AN associated press telegram his bean cent out from St. Paul , Minnesota , assuring the people of the country tha ? there need ba no further fear of frost la that Dootloa for the proaaat cold wave la now broken. It Is suspected that thin comforting piece of news haa boon epraad broadcast In tha interest of the proprie tors cf Minnoiots health retorts , Their harvest aocmi to have como to a very sudden and unexpected end. Si'AiN , although paralyzed with cholera , has llfo enough loft to aesart Hi Indignant protest against Germany's high-handed attempt to uglED the Caroline line islanda. It was evidently a surprise to Bismarck who has cocclu'dod to back down as gracefully as possible. Ho not only makes nn oxcnao , although a rather thin ono , but he also virtually apologias } . Blemarck well knotrs that Germany Is lu tha vrroatr , but ha haa not the decency to aiy-so in language that is plain. Ho sug gests-that the difficulty bo referred to a commission for amicable adjustment. We observe In the Denver papers the nnmo of Tabor as a candidate for tha supreme bench of Colorado ? Can there bo moro than ono Tabor in that state , or Is it the iDjjnvor opera-houao Tabor , who once represented Colorado In the United States cenito ? Whoever this Tuber maybe bo , ho eoomi to bo meeting with eomo opposition fcom tha Denver News , hence TTO infer that ho ii tlio ox-United Stitoj senator. It atrlkoi .us that n man who wan contidorcd capable of representing the state In the United Statoa senate , al though it W3B only for thirty days , ought to bo regarded equally capable of filling a plsco on tbo auprem o bench of that commonwealth for a term of equal length. THE city c uucil , sittliujaaa hoard of equalization , has very appropriately de cided to satisfy Itaelf as to the number of lots and tracts of land that are wrong , fully exempted from fnnvtio.n under the protonoo of a railroad r'ght o f way. The inquiry is baaed upon the oharges that the BRE has from tlmo to time m&do that hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of lota wore thus exempted. Iv will bo remembered that the BEE pub Hihod a detailed Hat of tuoh loti , taken from the records , and nrgad that atops bo ti kaa to have them put on the osoesimont rolls U and bo made to contribute ta the re. uourcjsof the city. Too olty olork has compiled a complete list of all of nxa-tax-piylug property ajad has presented It to the board of oqutlizi'.lon ' for Its considera ii tion. The board has referred the roat- to lor to a ooincdtteo consisting of the city attorney , the city engineer and three members of tha cnuncllj with Initruotloui to detarmluo whsA property , now upon 1tc the exemption list , , ih ll ba put upon the tc assessment roll. Tiu board will thoa fix 1' ' the valuation of the property thus mad Bt subject to taxi'ion. ' Tliii la i. Mop In the tc 'right direction , and wo hope the work will be thoroughly done , Wo venture to tl say ( hat the taxpayers will ba tutuaiihed lo at the amount of pnporty tha1 will flms fa bo undo to yield a revenue to tha city th : tics ur/v ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. | There Is a great deal of truth in the ( Chicago Herald's criticism cf the ilcop-1 'ng car monopoly. Only an ithloto can disrobe himself under sloop- ng oar conditions without spraining ono ir moro limbs. The bunks a better era than berths are wide enough , for mo but not for tvro , , nd too abort for nearly iverybody. In winter the cars Arc either n nffbmbly hot or miserably cold , and .hoy nro frequently both in ono ht. At all times they are nlmoat en tirely without Tontllalion , end the bunks are moro Uera of boxes open on ono aide. The aleejjlng car pays nothing for being hauled -about the country. It occupies no grou nd and pays precious llttlo taxos. Concerning the greed cf the sleeping car monofjolista the 'Herald sayc ; Eiyjpt ( in gilt and gaudlnoss , the eloopln ? car hr/a / utterly ftllod to keep pace with tha tlmarIt is nirarfiy the old bunk oar ro- palutod. No efforts have been made lo effect ra Himprovement in it. Ita managers have baou too preody in the race for wealth to rrjknsa end RVO ! consideration to the comtoit ofths public. Plenty of valuable improve ments hvro boon invented , end cars h vo been Jovhod with which these now in nso nro not worthy to be compared , bat this was the work of tutsldori'-and the monopoly has refused to oxpondn dollar in tatting advantage thereof. The modern sleeping car is a fraud on the railroads va on the public. The railroad * derive no rovcnua from hauling the big cars on the contrary , tUoy roust Incur all the rtpalr ozpcnso , vhlo ! tha sleeping car company gets all the receipts. The railroads do this under tha mistaken Idaa that they are thereby at tracting passengers to their lines , and in many cases the sleeping car monopolists actually charfto tha railroads mileage for every car run , This sleeping car monopoly is greedy , odious and unprograsslvo. As long as railway man- agora depend upon it to servo the public they as woil aa the public will bo imposed upon. THE Herald , upon whoso roeom- _ mendatlon Postmaster Morgan , of Kosrnpy , was appointed , naturally comes to his defense , and with a refresh ing audacity asaerta that republicans nro responsible for the mitraanagamont of Mr. Morgan's office. Even if trao , this assertion Is no defence whatever. Dr. Millar and the democratic administration are responsible for Mr. Morgan's ap pointment , and Mr. Morgan Is responsi ble for the administration of affairs In his office. Asldo from 'tho theft of regis tered lottora in the offiso by his rascally deputy , trhosa character ho well know , the matla liavo otherwise boon wretchedly handled greatly to the annoyance of the pnoplo of Kearney , who simply demand that a competent business man bo made postmaster. The Kearney postoffico iaan Important office , and its business should DO conducted in a manner rails- factory to tha publlo. The Herald knows that It atatos what la falao whan It says that "tho Kearney cfiho under his ( Morgan's ) control Ins been faithfully and ably conducted by him In aplto of the domocr&tlc-ropubllcin conspiracy to destroy him and Injure the democratic party. " It la true that democrats and republicans alike have denounced the ap pointment of Morgan , but it has not been on account of politics , but for legitimate business roasona , ai the result shown. So far oa any attempt to injure the democratic party Is concerned , no ono is responsible for that exoapt the democratic boaa who recommended Morgan for appointment. THE constant decline of wheat in the epecuhtlvj markoi Is not at all consistent with the acknowledged shortage in the crop. The natural tandoncy for wheat ihould have boon upward for the last month , but instead of that it has been dropping from day to day. The only ex planation is that the depression ia the result of a brace gama being played by ho grain gamblars. It Is an outrage upon the prodnzors of this country that the piio53 of their produce chonld be con trolled by a lot of gambler. ! , whois trans- ions are all imaginary and simply of a bsttlug character. It Is aha an outrcga upon consumers that the main articles of food should bo niacla the tools of gamblers who dlotata the prices , without oven so much as making an actual purchase , The eys- em is all wrong , and la ruinous to the rgltlmato mothodi of business , bsjd up ] u actual transactions , which are gov- rned by tha law of supply and domund. There should certainly be a stringent law passed in ovary state making It a ponl- eullary offence to gamble In the articles if food. Grain and stock speculation , as now conducted , Is moro ruinous than any other kind of gambling , It affects the whole country , and Is the cause of nearly all the largo defalcations. It baa Bant 1 more men to the penitentiary , has pau 1e 1a perized moro families , and haa robbed e more bank depoaltors than all the other gambling game B put together. It Is tlmo call a halt , A HEPHKW of Iloaooo Oonlllng is re- orled to have challenged o naval liauton- a nt to fi ht a dnol because tha latter had trod to criticise Gon. Grant's character Th .0 nephew of his undo seems to have re forgotten that this a country of free rehi speech. GOD. Grant while living was fu criticised by men who have tbo same fecc fight to expresi their Ideas now that ho ccvt dead , although the propriety of doing vt during the period of mourning is ac ti , quectlonable. en rat TUB Republican cannot reasonably fu question the fitnesi of Gen. Van Wyck lei ecrro aa a United SUtoj eonatorbat It we Tt nes Uons his fitness to servo as a republican an > senator. Wo admit that Yon Wyck is ret totally unfit to boQonia a senator of the OC CO ( rrpublloan-inonopolp ctrlpe. Ho ii not me that kind of a tain. He 1 * , however , dei lojal to the trua principle ! of republican- In as tarn end believes In the parlficition o/ ke : , ho republican party , which became de- tjl I by a lot of political haskrland-1 iso grabboro , jobbers of all kinds , and mo nopolists , who always join hands with too party in power In order to promote their own nefarious schemes. Van Wyok ia a man of ihe people , nhosa Interests ho has moat faithfully rcprctontcd In the national legislature. If the people ol Nebraska do not want him to represent tbom a second term It is for them to toy , and not for any monopoly organ to decide. . THE conviction of Bnddenslob , the contractor o'f " kln" buildings In Norr York , ii having its effect. Two centric- tors kavo been pronounced by a coroner In Hoboken guilty of manslaughter , be came of the death of two laborers by the falling of o'wall. ' The accident also In jured ono cf the contractors , who la yet in hospital , but will bo sent to jail to join his puttier as soon na ho is out of danger. LANE has lesuod a very useful llttlo pamphlet containing the complete census returns of Nebraska for 1885. It gives the population of the cities , towns and counties , and the num ber of farms and manufacturing indus tries. Mr. Lane has finished his work , which ho has performed very efficiently. THE Mexican editors who lately vialtod the United Statoa have boon joyously welcomed homo. They have traveled 14,000 mlloa in the land of tbo Yankee without a single accident ; and the trip coat them about $75 apico , which , aoya the Now York Commercial Advertiser , la about aa monumental a pleco of dcad- hoidlrjg OB there la on record. EVERY time the $2,000 secretaries of the railway commission take anuff , the Lincoln Journal sneezes. THE BUSINESS SITUATION. Evidence la furnished from nearly every quarter that the ontlro business situation Ia shaping for a general and permanent change for the better. Ono of the immediate causes of this change Is of course the opening of the fall trade , which will soon bo in full bloom. There re , it ii true , various interests that have not yet evidenced any noteworthy Im provement , and In which the signs of prospective betterment nro not yet clearly defined ; but the elements of general bniinojD and industrial recuperation ar < j abundant and strong. Popu- ai hopefulness in this re spect haa not been co widespread nor apparently eo well grounded for two years past. The wcok'a failures In the United States and Canada , number 177 , aa against 1G8 laat week and 180 In the pre vious week. The failures continue light .a most sections of the country , especially n the southern states. The Pacific states alone show no decrease. During the past week there has been an incroaaod activity In various branches of trade , notably in wool and Its manu factures and In cotton goods. The cot ton markota have declined cent as a re mit of favorable crop prospects and nn- .atlefactory trade reports from Liver pool. Stocks are light , and there Is rather moro demand from spinners whoso products are meeting with wider sale ; but the manufacturers are Indisposed to anticipate requirements pending the mar keting of the now crop , which will prob ably give them an opportunity to stock up at low prices , Cotton yarns are cell- Ing moro freely , bub there Is no appreci able chan o in prices. On many lines of staple cotton goods , however , prices have advanced 2& to 5 per cent. , and the trade generally io moro active , with an improving outlook. Wool has con- tinned In brisk demand , and largo sales have bacn made in all mar- kets. The I&t3 advance Is well maintained and /situation favors sel lers. The fall trade in woolen goods Is I assuming moro general activity , and everything points to a a&ttofaotory aea- con's business. There haa been a batter j business in atool ralla , but largo ordcw have baon generally taken at unchanged prices , and the advance talked of in the trade h , to a great extent , nominal , There Is n good deal cf activity ia wrought pipe , and some improvement ii noted In the demand for bar , uheot and plato Iron , but cruio Iroa contlunea dull. Bulldcw' hardware and building mita- rials of all kinds are Ia good domtnd at firm prices. The Philadelphia Record , In Ita weekly review cf the grain market , eaya : Wheat prices declined fi cents par bushel early in tha week , AS a result of the continued pressure to realize by the overloidod lone : In terest in the spscnUtiva market. This m ia n total decline of 8 to 9 cents per bushel within less than a fortnight , and at this point , after largo share of the "long" stooki had baen shifted ! to new hands , tha downward tendency waj checked. Naturally , after a break in prices of this character there has baon consid erable buying , on the theory that n reaction would shortly take place , and the wlnd-iollerr , In who have realized enormous profits from the decline , have grown more cautious , and show disposition to hold off for later developments , Exporters have taken considerable wheat a the decline ) and the fact that foreiVn values have boon comparatively undisturbed by tha reduction In American prices encourages the bopa of n largo outward inurement In the near future , Tha coursaof the market In tha next few weeks will ba largely determined b y the Ii IiBr conduct of foreign buyers , The belief pre oil vails that if demand from abroad bacomes Bt ictive enough to redase the present accumula tion of wheat at the commercial centers , pros- U ! nt rotas will bj sustained without trouble ; Um i il tha grata in stock * goes on as before , a m Bate ; 'urther decline is anticipated , un- to speculation Intervenes to suspend the toph corkiuj of the natural laws of trade , tCJl , rhero ia no reliable crop news panting to ny material different from tha national bn- eau ultimata cf the probable yield of 337,030 , . i buihoh , T.'io corn trada has continued In ; noderatoly active on home and foreign or- lera. At present everything paint ) to a crop Nt 6x0333 of that of an ? proviom year. There hoi bean little changa hi prices , but tha mar- . it generally a shab'e lower , partly from Ul jinpathy with wheat and pwing to the prom- lab of au enormous crop , WESTEttN NEWS. UAKOTA. Oass county haa 221 old coldim , I'lmblniv town lins 7C3inhabitants. Grind Fotlts claims a population of GG65. , A tevonty-fivo-barrcl roller m :11 : will ba put up In Dunseitb. Grand Folks people have subscribed $15- OCO for a eaw mill. The asiCHad valuation of Caster county Is returned at $331,521. The corn crop about Tiorro will yield from 40 to TO bushels per acio. The assessment of personal property In Fatgo is placed at $ lrOOOSO. The prospective grasshopper Invasion frorn Montana Is the caueo of considerable specu lation , Yanbton estimates Its building improve * wonts as reaching S100.COO in valno by the close of the building season. The Sioux Falls L adcr says nn eastern syndicate ia preparing to invest $300,000 in that county the coming your. Ralni hove delayed the harvest in the lied river valley. The Hessian fly la said to have appeared In n few Isolated places. The Dendwood Times reports lightning and rattlesnakes as unusually active nntl danger ous in that locnllty tha present season. The territorial census returns a popula tion of 413,10 ! ) , n litlla more ttun one-third being north of the forty-sixth parallel. The maidens' drum corps , of Canton , com posed of n dozen young laetea , It i * said , will attend the militia encampment at Fnrgo , Now wheat being received at Woonsoolcot is i aid to ba ref used by buyers on account of its beingeott and damp , not having been given time to properly euro. Tbo I'rcnbjtorlnns of northern Dakota de cided to rntap a fund of $50,009 at an early date , to aid in the erection of the Presbyter ian college at the town uamod. The harvest of unall grain ia now well under way lu the country surrounding the Black llllls and the repotts coma In from bll sections of the valleys that it ia above expec tations. The annual reunion of the O. A. Ii. will bo hold at Aberdeen September 1C , 10 and 17 , Preparations are being made for the enter tainment of 1DGO voterana and fully 5UOl ) visitors are expected. Kartell owners along the proposed route of the Northwestern extension , butwoen Buffalo Gap and Cheyenna river , rofusa to Bell tbo tight of way at a reasonable prlco and canoo- quently retard grading opcrAtiona. Tha coal projecting company on the Jencks farm at Yunkton continues to meet with promising indications , tha last drilling showing three and a half feat of coal at about the same depth of tha former sink- inga. inga.Forty Forty acres of wheat near Kellogg , which was acknowledged to be among tha best in the town before the hail , only yielded 225 bushels , FJax only yielded live bushels to the acre , barley live , nndoats f torn ten to thir ty-five . Tbo ambitious town of Napoleon will not bo found on any map. but it la the county Boat and only town visible in Lofrau couutv. A store has been orotod and the county offi cials are quartered in that , using empty bar rels and boxes for seats and desks , A sur vey or Is Jajinfr out the future city. At Yankton Thursday evening W. 0. Dickey , a saloonkeeper , and Thomas O'Brien quarrnlled about som money tha former had loaned to O'Brien. O'Brien ' , who WAS under the influence of liquor , drew a revolver and shot Dickey in thn mouth , killing him In a few minutes. O'Brien was arrested. A petition ia baing circulated in Deadwood for the pardon of Josepn Card , recently sen- tencjd to the penitentiary for a term of ten years , The convlct'a wife , ainca hia incarcer ation a fdw months ago , haa become insane , end while ho occupies a felon'a cell the wife and mother is an inmate of tha Yankton ho > - pitsl and tbo children are waifa on thowoild' . ) charity , Harry DnTToj , supposed to ba a cousin of Governor Dawes , ot Nebraska , residing about seven miles northwest of Tyndall , is mysteri ously missing. Ho went to the stable at night and took out his boreo , which was sub sequently found two miles from homo Ho had complained of toothache during the day , and it is thought he started to have it out. He bad about S2UO on his person and the cjenoral Imn'flBsioa ia that ho was waylaid and mur dered. Tne territorial grand jury for Lawrenca county reported the debt of the county to bo about S900 COO and presented elxty-twq indict' ' ments among which areindictments against the members ot the board of county commission ers and the nssesuor , charging them with malfeasance in nsseaiment and equalization of the taxes ot the county by whion upwards of $200OUOm taxes has been lost to the treas ury of tha county In the last two yeara. The interest bearing debt of the county is reported at about $7kO,0.0. ( WYOMING. The Laramie club has purchased ground and will erect a $20,00 J club house. The oils crop around Lander will yield thirty bushvla to the acre , and the few fields of wneat planted will gj thirty-five bushels. Desperado Smith , a notorious stock thief , has been recaptured and jelled at Lander , Ilia lait attempt to escapa by burning the building failed. Mrs , H. N. Benjimin was the victim of a hngjy , collision at Ohoyonn' % lait week. One of the shafts cf tbo colliding buggy struck her In the aids and severely injured her , A freight train , enst-bound , was smashed up four miles west of Cheyoune , on the -Oth inst IVevcn cars were ditched and two men in jured. Three men riding aa tramps are mia ing and supposed to bo under the wreck , Damagn to rolling Block and contents , § ? 5- , 000. The track was'torn up for 230 feet. llePorts from the oil region continuo to bo of the most favorable character , and recent de velopments tend to give the greatest of en couragement. Tha Denver company are down on their prospect a distance of 1,100 fcot and have a good showing , but propose to $ sink 600 feat further. The Twin Creek oil company , near Kvanston , etruk a flowing Btream uf lubricating oil at a depth of 120 foet. COLOBADO. Gunnison county is in the hplo $189,000. Denver claims to wuk fourth as a Chinese center in this country , fi Tha Jjovslnnd artesian well has reached n depth ol 2 , ICO and uo water. SQTho Colorado output of the precious matah will bo larger this year than last by several millions , lied 0110 la CDJoyicR a substantial mining revival. Some rich strikes have been made in the vicinity. Fred McGloy , a theatrical agent who was denounced as a fruuJ , ameak and a liar , by the Denver Nowr , has sued that papur for 820,000 , Tha council of Denver has doaiJed to wall- Oherry creek and prevent disasters from oveifljwa. A slag wall with stone facing It proposed , . ci Three Salvation Army deacons have been cict arreited ia Denver fur whipping a colored ctp ] child and its mother , becansa they sought p front seats at the meeting , 0 ( Frank Reed , the murderer of City Marshal a BtlnjiUy at Salida , on October 23 , 1883 , wan ( captured recently at Birmingham , Ala , , and \ \ returned to the scene of hit crime. Colorado la prosperous at this moment. She E enjoylntr a healthy , steady , permanent lit growth , The mushroom clement has been eliminated , and the lasting teaources of the ea itato are In process of development. [ > The bismuth mines in tha vicinity of Lovo- 01 nd will jleld , according to competent as- va yers , ninety per cent pure metallic b ! < - vawi nuth About eeventy-fire men nro now cn- ag .d in theuo mines. One shipment ot eight oiis of ore has already been cent to Philalel- J3 [ jfala for which the shippers received $100 per , JUallOR NOTK3 , in til Shoemakers and tailors report work itnprov- a little. 11D Bricklayers are still In ( treat dimand in Gi York at SJ and 91. EO a diy of nine our ? . lo : Fining poor working glrli and posing a a we baritablo uabob ultli tbo money thus ob- tlned U tha latest ecliemo that bothers the wemi bar reformers. mi The condition of tba working1 people In he Franca his steadily Improved during tha past seven ycnn. In that tlmo wages have in creased from 10 to 40 cents a day. In tha building trade * of New York city tha union wages and hours are n follows : Bricklayers , $1 per day of nine hours ; framern , S3 per day of nine hours ) carpenters , S3.50 per day ) nmnterr , 53.53 ; plattcrerr , 54 ; housO' laborers , $2 CO per day of nine hours ; plumb- on , $3.00. An Indianapolis manufacturer Is turning out log wagons for servlca in the rrmhoginy woods of South Amoricj. Kaoh weighs 2,503 pounds and Is up to a ten-ton load on a rouqli road ; the wheels have tires four inches wide and an inch thick , and the motive will bo ox teama of from eight to twenty yoke. The demand for labor in the south , Is at tracting n moderates immigration in that direc tion , nud most of thoto going and succeeding nrn experienced and eolf-rsliabla mechanics with n small cipital. There are , of coursa n few largo establishment ? , but the bulk is small , where tha employer with n few work man do the work , Negro labor \ being util ized for osmuion work , Earneet efforts are being made to attract foreign labor , The latest reports ot tint effort t > ro encouraging to the promoters. The carpenter * , stonemasons , plasterers nnd painters throughout Pennsylvania , Now York end New .loreov have had n remarkably good season of it , which promito < i to bo extended far into the winter. The expenditure for stone and Rranito I hla yonr will foot up 81,350 , * OCO ; for brickraaking. $2,700,000 , ; for homo painting , 83,160,000. The wall paper interests como in for $900,000 , The wages of stone masons , bricklayers and house building car penters , -1,600 in nil , amount this year to $3 , * 100,0,0. Philadelphia takes thn lead in the number of houses built , but Now York stands at the head lu amount of money invented. The British workman ara takinst extraor dinary interest in the coming parliamentary election. To hotter prosecute the campaign the London Trivics Council , representing 25,000 trades-unionists , haa organized a dis trict labor party , and an address haa boon issued to thn trades. The Industrial lloprp- Bcbtatlvos' Lopguo has been formed. This leagun declares that it ia useless to expect any beneficial change in the laborers' condition from any existing partsea. 'To maintain future crnvernmont by men imbued with old Ideas based on existing systems ia impossible. " The Knights of Labor are pushing the work of crgnniz ttion with great energy. The repu tation of tha order , the character of its chief oflicera , their sincerity and capacity , all help ta expHnd tha organization into uaw field ? . It is now older tlmn any other organization of national Itnportanca except the iioa-work- ers nnd ono or two other unions. The Crii pins once felt themselves alt powerful , but they wont to pieces. The molders , once pow- erflil , have wonkoneJ greatly. The machin ists once held the reins , but now organization omonst them ia almost impossible. The minern under John elney were pswcrful , but they fell to pieces in two or three year * . The Amalgamated association of Iron-workers has had phenomenal SUCCCSK. The knights have reason to bo proud of their history and prosperity. TIio Industrial College of the Univer sity of Nebraska , During the past few months many Im portant changes have boon tinado la the Iuduntri.il ollego in the ondonvor to make It all that Its founder. ] contem plated. Thoaa may bo samnurlsad as follows : 1. Course of Study These have been very carefully rovlsod , that in agriculture being almost entirely rosonatrnctod so as to Bccnro a hotter order of studies , and n greater economy of time. A short two- year cDurso In elementary agriculture has been framed to meet the wants of those who cannot take the full course. 2 Equipment The now equipment in chemlctry coating $10,000 ; in botany cooling § 5,000 ; besides thcao in geology and zoology and the § 5,000 expended fur additions to the library are the most im portant parts cf the now equipment. 3. Now Libratory AB chemistry is tie moat important of tha silences re lated to agriculture end the mechanic arfe , a large chnraic * ! laboratory is now building and will bo ready for use by midwinter , lu add. t Ion tj supplying rooms for chemistry It will temporarily accommodiUo the department of botany and , horticulture. 4. Botanic Garden A beginning hai been made upon a botinlc garden nnd about 100 varieties have been planted , This Is to be increased and extended up- tll all the hardy trees , shrubs and herbs which will endaro thla climate are repre sented. C. Iho Experimental Farm The farm la to bo used for experiments exclusively , and etopi have been taken to put the ground la order for each uso. It la to bo freed from woado ss far as possible ; the hedges , fences and gates have been pat into good order , the barn his been ro-modulerf , the cattle ysrda re-built , the dwellings repaired and painted , and good walks have been ordered laid down loading to all the buildings. The herds haveboan carefully sifted , the purpcss being to retain only the best animals. It 'a tbo intention of the authorities of the college that the experimental farm shall noon bo ono of its moot efficient adjuncts , and that it ahall become a source of pride and profit to iho state. CHABLKS E. BEBSKY , Dean of the College. The monument Craze , Chicago la $10,000 in the lead of New York in the raoe for a Oraut monument. Central City , Neb , tna raised $500 for a Grant memorial. The Noiv York fund haa not touched $50,000 yot. Lincoln , Neb , will dram the state for fund a fur u Grant monument , Gen. Sborman heads the St. Lonb monument association. The Grand Army memorial will bo erected In Washington. Thirty to fifty thousand dollars can ba easily raised among tbo veterans , At Alt. Munafield , Vt. , a monument to General Grant haa bton starred In the shape of a simple pile of stones. Ejch visitor is atkcd to tcld ono rook to tha pllo. pllo.W. W. W. Astor Ins t-ivon $1,000 toward the national monument to Gocoral Gran * . Is it not disgraceful to the city and tbo state that In the first two weeks of the ezhtenco of the monument committee , when the death and baml cf the nnlon commander were likely to open men's hearts and purges , if they over are to bo cpaned , a paltry $37,000 , haa only been collected ? And this in a city vrbore people ple build residences at a cost of § 2,000 , 000 or $3,000,000 and piy $100,000 for yacht I Is iherono purlottam or publlo iplrlt amonc the wealthy ? [ New York World. si sire A correspondent of the Now York re Evening T'oet suggests as ono of tbo moat in littint ; memorUIa to Gen , Grant , the ol Bstublithmeiit of an anuox to the MetroOj olitin Museum of Art , to ba devoted OjP' Dxclujively to the acquisition and preeer- P'T ' ratlon of annals aud histories of the late P'ni war , ni Nine mouumenta are at present pro- niol acted In this country. olat Ex'Onv. Cornell , ol Now York , taya tl 5,000 , COO can bo raised for the Giant tlw nonumeut fund In that olty , "with proper w illbrt. " San Franclaoo will plant a Grant inon- itnotit on ono of the high clld's of the olden Gito. tbo A little ever $5,000 have been ool- oated for the monument it Fort Leaven , trorth. Council Bluffs talks of erecting a ma norial fountain in IJsylto park , ia the ieart of the city. FIRE FIGHTERS. ProsDBCllvc IraproTcmcnls of the Oiaba Fire Decarlmeiit , Company No , 5 Tlio Ono'a Now Homo A Talk With the Chief The Tournament. The Omaha fire department which from the early days has boon the com munity'o ' great element of prldo b ad * vanclng at cqnal pace with the progress of the city. Recent transactions of municipal business have offered the op- portunliy and by the grace of Iho com mon council , seine tuch improvotnanta ns the following will bo nude : THE NEW NO. 50. Not long slnco the city purchased , at a cost ol $3,000 from Mr. Jos. Boll , n property lot 00x140 feet on Sheridan ntrcot near the head o St. Mary'a avonuo. At the tame tlmo , In the general transfer which attended the recent deal between the city , thg county and Mr. Paxton , a finely condi tioned barn npon the lattor'a lot at the corner of Eighteenth and Farnam atroor , fell into the possession of the city. This structure will bo removed to the ground purchased of Mr. Boll nnd remodeled into a thorough fire tUUon. It will ba equipped with a hoto cirt and atcamor , tb.io3 horsea will bo purchased for Its aervico and three mon will bo atatlonod thero. Chief Butler consider ! this a good de parture , ai the beautiful residence quar ter which Is springing up about that portion tion of the city li.-u protection from fire , at this time , nlono lu that afforded by the companies far down In town. TUB CUANQE OF TUB 1's. Company No. 1 ia to bo roacuod from the old tits' neat on Cumminga otroet , which it now occupies , and will ba given now qturtcra In a fiao building to bo erected at the corner of Oammtcgs and Sanudors. The alto , 00x12" foot , was bought of M&j. Armstrong at a cost cf $2,000. A hand- sonic , capacious brick structure will bo put up cjpblo of accommodating the four men of the company , the lioso cart , atoamor nnd n hook nnd ladder truck which the fntnro will doubtless require added to the apparatus. The building will bo two oioriea high with a ball tower and all the ornamentations deemed rea sonable to properly grace the thriving , foot-growing portion of the city where it isaituatsd. THE FATE OF TUE 3's. "What IB to become of the Throa's ? ' was oslicd of Chief Butler yesterday Thin company occupies the alto at the corner of Sixteenth and Farnam , pur chased by the Beard of Trade for a now chamber of commerce. The chief greeted the question with a ehrng of his shoulders and aald briefly , "I glvo it up. I was talking with n mem ber of the Board of Trade yesterday and ho told mo that wo might expect notice to vacate any day. It probably behoove * the council to find a new location. " COST OF i'lRE HOUSES. "What do fire department horsen cost1 ? wai asked of the chief an the conversation continued. "All the way from $200 to $250. Wo select always tbo best animals vro can find. A fire horse , you ECO. must com bine fair opoed frith good draft capacity. You have doubtless observed that In all propsrljr conducted departments , the horaea nro large , handsome followa. They must be strong for a team of them to drag the heavy apparjtna at a gillop. If you ever rode on the cart or truck , you have rrlthout donbt appreciated the dizzy speed nude on a inn. " THE GRAND ISLAND TOURNAMENT. Chief Butler is warm In hi ] comments npon the courtesy ehown to both the Omaha delegation and himself at Grand Island during the atato tournament there last week. Ho seys that the people of Grand Island left nothing undone to complete a moat generous reception for all the city's guests. The Darants con fined themselves to o part in the parido , but the Pomplera went in to win laurels , The company consisted of Captain Fisher , Chief Butler , Henry Logos , Fred Schmidt and Aug. Uhtof. The exhibi tions wcro given npon a five story mill , and Omaha easily won the prize. The procaedhiga in the Bastions of the board of control were cmlcahlo and baslncoo like , much to the cseociatlona's revival of credit. Only ono llttla nn- pleusintncoj occurred and that was of nn individual character. Chief Loderman Is a member of the Grand Island boso tasm , md won the modal for fast coupling. On iho next diy hla team wan beaten ia the rsco nnd s ranga to cay aomo personages iccusod Mi * . Ledcrman of oelling out Io was iufurlnto and at the banquet that light created a tcntalional scene > y a burst cf denunciations. Ho corned dolorloua with rage and > roduolog a hatchotchopped and battered ila handeomo gold coupling modal to gcncntp , upon the table. Mr. Lcdor- non , although grievously wronged , la bo- Hoved to have been ex ( remain hla wrath , especially upon Iho fental occasion ho selected to display It. _ The location of next year's tournament will bo determined at a business meeting of the executive committee ) to bo hold within the month , subject to the call of the chairman. EAI8ING MONEY , Tlio Boaril of Equalization Decides to Look Up iho UiiBssesBcd 1'rop- erty or Iho oity , The olty council mot as a board cf equillzation Monday night fcr import * ant buslnesi. The city clerk , by deputy W. J. Halm submitted a report , in accordance with a resolution passed at the aat meotlngthow- Ing all the unaaaesied real estate in tbo olty , inolu ding railroad propoity outside right of way limits , church , and city property , Incluilve of school grounds , etc. The report was very full and exhaustive and bora out the statement of the BEE , February 20tb , regarding the vait amount of untaxed railroad property In PC this city , which ought to bo assessed. It was referred to n committee , consisting of President Bechol , Conncllmou Loa and City Engineer Roeowa'or. ' ntd the olty attorney. Mr. Rise f water will examine the property listed In en i report , and sea tbut It is oarreotly 0 < recorded , while the city attorney will do- 0on term'uo heir mtih of Item ba legally Uxtid. The bonid of cquillzitlon vlll ? then determine thnrato ot taxatiin to ba applied. A meeting of the board ( f will bo held next Monday , KOI when the subject trill bo further die- ousiod , "What wo want to do , " ( aid Pro ldont Bechol ton reporter yesterday. "Is toGnd just to what extent these railroads are beating the olty out of taxes. Then wo shall aseota the prcpasty not used for right 1 of way aud iniko thorn como to 1I tlmo. I " Another councilman expressed himself to the effect that while he did not Ihmk the city asioitmont could bo legally raited 25 per cent , this year for the benefit of the general fund , ho did be- llovo that a considerable amount of money could ba raised by forcing the Union PaciOo and the Burllnglon < fc Mlstouti railroads to pay a just amount of taxation on Iho property not exempt under right ci way privileges. The rail roads had been "beating" the city long enough ho thought , and should ba forced to boar a share of tha municipal bur- douf. It is snld that there la also a consider able amount of church property hold for speculative purposes , now lying untaxed , which is Included In the report of the city clerk as worthy of balug assessed. Settling tin Old OAHO , Messrs. W. N , Robortion , an attorney of Madison , Nob. , and C. E. Bibcccr , general agent of the Underwriters In surance company , at Lincoln , wore occu pied at the clerk's oflico : u the United States court , making up the details of the settlement of a judgment for § 0,000 allowed 0. Neidlg , of Mudlton , against the insurance company. Thin case , with its flavor of crime , from -rhlch Mr. Nol- dig was vindicated , was once celebrated. Short Snaps. Do yon think that the best way ta teach your baby to walk Tronld ba to glvo it in charge of a stop-mother ? UvDocs il neceesatily follow that all blacksmiths must bo wlokod menbacauao they are much given to vlco ? Is it a fact Unit those people who only "sing to please themselves" are not often difficult to pioaeet When a photographer , In the oxorcieo of hla business , uses a black cloth , does ho do so in order to make his camera obscura ? Mutt your kitchen fire bo of a dissi pated disposition becanao it gooa out every night ? O.\n it bo roilly true that a too quiet oermon often proves to ba a movlnn dis course ? Does it coocssatilv follow that acrobats nro unprincipled mon because they poiao on each other ? Everything that is Purifying aud Beautifying Cuticurawill do. FOR C'cnsing the SMu and Scalp o ! birth Humors , for alUjlDK Itching , Burning and Inflammation , for curlog tlio fl ret simjtoms ct Eczema , rjerlasis , Milk Crust , Scall Head , Scrofula and otlior Inherited tkln and blood dl3ca8caCut euro , the gicat Skin Cure and CutUura Soap , an exquisite Skin Boiutlfler , ex ternally , and Cutlcura lUaohcnt.tho now lilooJ 1'ur- Iflcr , Internally , are Infallible. NAUGHT BUT GOOD. We hare been selling jour Cutmira Kotnodlos for the pstt three or foursonis , and have netor heard tught but goo 1 words in their lacr. . Your Cutlca- ra eonp Is dtcidoJly the best Belling medicinal soap wo handle , and l < highly prized hcio for Us soothing and softening effect upon the ekin. J. CLIFTON WHEAT , Jr. , Drujgiet , Winchester , Va. THE LARGEST SALE. Our eales cf Cutlcura are a ? briro If not largerth n oJanymodlclno wo eolltnd ; o arsuro you that we Imoutivsr had & tlngls Imtincoin which the our- chiser wfk Jlsiallnfied. As to rour Soap , wo can soil no othtr , evorjb-dy warns Cutlcura. UILkEtt & CUAl'iliN , Druggists. LouUla a , Mo. SALT RHEUM CURED. Tisocftho worstcnsosot Silt I'.heum lour caw wire cured by jour Cut'cura Remedies , and their Btlet exceed thoio ot all other like romodleti. I Bell \ ery llttlo o any other medicinal Ro u than Cuticun , onOHQD A. AN1IIOKV , Druggist. Kcwanco , 111. Sold everywhere. Cutlcura , CO cents ; eol/ vent , 91 ; Soap , 25ccntaI'orrxu Dana ADD Cuiui. SEND FOH "HOW TO CUBE SKIN BI3EABE3.1 n n 1 1 Q O Pimple * , Skin Hlomlshes nnl Baby Hu ll till Du inora cured by Cutlcura f-'oap. IV HK3PON3B TO MANY ani repeated request ] cf physicians , pharmacists and other ) lt h tt horn the Cutieum llemrdlcs have be omo Ilia cynommo of all that Is clllclent , leliable and f [ ( ganl In ( 'omtBtlo irculclnal pre- , parttlonp , wi tare compounded and now "offer to tno publlo tbu Cutlcura I' . Bter , 'oontalolrg tbo Ortien'.iil properllpj of iCmlcura , oomblncd with the choicest oaatefetissioisinco' , extracts , gama and bileams of reo.uc puarraacy and ISIblo hUtliy. At druggljtl , 25c ; Qvo f.r Sl.Uo , intiHd frco Potter Jrug & Chemical Co. Boston. l Westefii TIDBouthCtb Bl. , Cmiba , Telephone C02. CcjreirouJeiico salilt d OOL BIRTH AND OTHER PRIVI LEOK3 FOR SALE ON TH3 OK TUB OMAHA , NEBRASKA , FAIR. All I)1J must bo on ill In the Secretary' * office , before Aug. It , The light U reserved to r - aitdl blj . 1'maoa and other prtmluma offered , $ -0- , AIR HELD KEPT. 4lh ( o lltfi. AAltew , I > iK , 1) , ioom 1 , Crilifliton II ooi , Cmahi.