Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 11, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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to bu tnnilo Jinjnblotothoonlerof thocoiiipimy.
E. ItOSi\VATiil. : : KiitTOn ,
Kitiiuv was Auily Juckson's day , It
wns u cold day for ( ) ld Hickory.
Tin : blockudo of street railway traila !
lias made scores of our citi/ons yearn
fur a system of cablu llnus lu Oinalia.
11' the Nebraska railroads had dis
played as much en orgy during the bliz
zard as the } ' sometimes do in politics ,
their tracks would have boon kciit open
and ( ho trains would have been running
through the entire storm.
GAS pressure- regulators arc being ex
tensively advertised. The best RH pres
sure regulator for Omaha would bo an
ordinance of the city council lixing reasonable
enable rales on the .scented wind which
now passes current for gas in the city.
Dit. 1'ANCOAsr , of Philadelphia , who is
something of an astrologist , says the
year 18SU will bo "in the cycle of
Michael. " So Englishmen seem to think
and as they look across the Irish sea add
the names of Dennis and 1'at.
WITH oho editor refusing to pay his gas
bill and another going back on his ice
bill and the supreme com t decision that all
Omaha lunatics must become- special
charge on the county , Omaha is in an
awfully bad way.
"Mr.ssits. FUKAY , Lee and Throne will
allow their partisanship to ovorido their
honesty , " but their will be no partisan
bias shown by the democratic- members
who arc whipped into line to sign and
support a barefaced negation of the
sworn testimony produced before the in
vestigating committee.
IT was not to bo expected that the
Omaha cost mills would close voluntarily ,
and so we arc not surprised to learn that
the old justices refuse to give up their
dockets. They wore the only mills in
Omaha that paid regular monthly div
idends without regard to investment. It
will probably take a supreme court man
damus and a policeman to close the doors.
Meantime who will be idiot enough to
bring suit in bogus courts ?
Sr.XATOii MANDKHSON s bill making
Omaha u port , of entry has been favora
bly reported from the committee and has
passed the Bonato. It should now bo
pushed in the hott&o for all it is worth.
Omaha importers have suffered heavy
drawbacks from the annoyin' ; delays and
red tape regulations which have pre
vented them from enjoying prompt re
ceipts and speedy appraisement of goods
passing through the custom houses in the
oast. Senator Mandcrson is to be commended -
mended for his energetic work on behalf
of Itis Omaha constituents.
StmscmiTioNS for the . AI. C. A.
| building arc coming in slowly , but the
Hi advance is feteady and strong hopes are
entertained that the erection of a hand
some and commodious structure will
soon ho assured. The people of Omaha
should respond liberally to this object.
All oilier cities of our si/.o arc bettor pro
vided for in this respect than our own ,
and public pride entirely apart from any
consideration of the praiseworthy aims
of tiie association .should bo an incentive
to a generous response to the appeals of
the managers.
TUB attempt of our democratic con
temporary to convince the public that
every city ollieial of Omaha who refuses
to bow the knpo to lu editor is a swind
ler and a villain will not &uicood. ; It has
not been a success so far , and it will fail
as utterly in the future , The o who know
the motive for the scurvy assaults of the
editor of the Jfcrald on honest and re-
apoct.iblo city ofllcors , in which the most
disreputable of charges have been ban
died freely in its columns , will not bo de
ceived. The unfortunate part of this dis
graceful personal warfare , waged for
political ends , is the unenviable notoriety
which it may give to Omaha in quarters
, where the tactics of Dr. Miller are not
understood ,
LU.VAOV is not contagious , but it H ho-
rodltarv. Last fall Mr. Theron Nye of
Fremont refused to exhibit his blooded
stock at the Dodge comity fair because
the managers had invited Senator Van
Wyck to deliver the annual address.
Now his boy has gone stark mad over
the phantom of Van Wyck , and wildly
calls the senator a natural born thief , n
demagogue ami a fraud , If it wore not
Ser the late decision of the Mipromo court
that all lunatics sent from Omaha art ) an
niinual charge on the tax payers of the
county , wu should recommend a commis
sion to go through the form required by
Jaw in safely disposing of an inherent
case of lunacy.
A LIVELY warfare is now going on
among the papers of St. Paul and Minne
apolis regarding the lately published
statistics of each city's growth during the
past year and the cause of truth is being
promoted in consequence. It appears
that the St. 1'aul boomers count as invest
ment In now buildings during 1834 tlto
bum of $100,000 for bridges , as much for
finishing and furnishing a hotel , and then
they add to the declared value of now
buildings as given when permits were
taken out , n round 50 pur cent for under
valuation. No wonder the twin cities
manage to hold up imposing figures for
the admiration of the country and of the
world. If Omaha had addeil CO per cent
for undorvahuUlon , had footed up her
furnishing figures and duplicated every
barn and cow shed erected within her
corporate limits s > ho couhl easily have
.Wised her totals several millions higher.
CIcnnltiR Tlicin Out.
Mr. Sparks continues bravely in his
work of cleaning out the Augean stables
of the general land olllce. Ho has un
earthed the system by which for years
the railroads by corrupt collurion with
the clerks and heads of divisions have
been enabled to secure information in
advance of iti proper publication , and
fifteen or twenty of the guilty parties
will be made to walk the plank. As
every one suspected , the railroad account
and survey divisions are discovered to
have been the chief nests of the gigantic
frauds by which the government has
been defrauded of thousands of dollars.
Mr. Sparks has now struck Ills gait and
bids fair to make a record which will im-
niortali/.c his name in a frame of railroad
profanity through the long vista of the
ages. The certainty of theeo damning
discoveries of Mr. Sparks , if Ito continues
in ollicc , is the milk in the cocoanul of
the vociferous demand for his instant re
moval , which has- born ringing for a
month past in Washington. Kvury laud
grant lobbyist and corporation tool in
and out of congress lias- joined in the yell
that Sparks must go. The press has been
brought under contribution by a syndi
cate of Washington correspondents who
have represented the entire west alhimo
over the Infamous rulings of the general
land commissioner.
The faet of the matter , as wo liavo
stated before , is that whatever errors of
judgment Mr. Sparks may have made in
minor matters , he is sound on the main
point honoily of purpose and integrity
in his management of tin1 great interests
entrusted to his care. Tor fifteen years
the railroads have had absolute control of
the land ollico. Mr. Sparks' predecessor ,
McFarland , was an honest man person
ally , but ho was hoodwinked by his
associates and lacked the ability to inves
tigate the workings of his olllee. lie
owed his appointment to inlluence of the
Kansas senators , who in turn hold their
scats by the grace of the monopolists and
land rings. Senator lugalls was notori
ously Gould's man , and while Plumb .still
poses as llio farmer's friend ho has always
been in with the cattle kings , and lias
made largo fortunes in banking with
pointers from Wall street. His pockets
are bristling with annual passes , and ho
is ti deadhead oven in the Pullman enter
prise. With such backers Sir Md'ar-
land's good intentions never reached the
point of actual performance. As for
Williamson he was body and soul owned
by the railroad ringsters , and ins admin
istration created and fostered the most
disreputable scandals in the land depart
Mr. Sparks is attempting to clear the
rascals out He has shown not only the
inclination but the ability to purge the
land ollicc of the disgraceful abuses
which have clustered around it under the
administrations that preceded it. Ho is
going forward in his task undismayed by
threats and undeterred by tlio tempest
which his course has drawn about his
cars. Ho ought to bo sustained by an
overwhelming public sentiment west , as
well as east , while he is engaged in his
thankless effort to secure oven-handed
to justice to all.
A Mlatakcn L'oliuy.
THE attempt of Postmaster Vilas to
make the far western states and terri
tories bear the burden of retrenchment
in the postal service should DO resisted by
tlio western delegation in Washington.
The reduction in postage last year en
tailed a deficit of more than eight mil
lions upon the postotHce department.
This delicit Mi1. Vilas proposes to reduce
during the coming year. Ho has already
commenced operations by cutting down
the service in the far west between the
railroads and the small interior towns
and villages where the only communica
tion is by stage ivnd buckboard. In other
words , ho has adopted the policy of de
creasing the service where it is already
the smallest , and of throwing upon the
settlements served by tlio fourth-class
pobtollices the entire burden of making
up the deficit caused by tlio extension of
facilities in tiio largo oflices of the oast.
Idaho , Montana and Wyoming are Mif-
I'eriug already from the change , and Ne
braska is likely to next feel tlio ofleets of
Mr. Vilas1 retrenchment. The policy of
the postmaster general is a mistaken and
a false ono. It i.s against public interest ,
and highly detrimental to the west , it
will do much to cripple the remarkable
development of the now portions of the
country with no counterbalancing ad van
tage. The settlers on the frontier and oil'
the lines of railway are entitled
to their share of tlio pos
tal service , for whoso support ,
they , with the rfist of tlio country , are
taxed. The extension of mail service
should go hand in hand with tlio increase
of settlement. The men who push out
boyoml the limits of the thickly settled
portions of tlio country are entitled to
fair and goneious treatment at the hands
of the department whoso business they
are assisting to increa o. Liberal deal
ing In postal facilities proved to bo a pay
ing policy until the latu reduction of post
age , nml its continuance will repeat the
history of the past. Wlmtdlfl'orcncodous
it ma Ice whethnr the postal department is
a tax or a source of income for the next
live years , when compared to the olVoets
of such a policy of false economy which
Mr. Vilas is now putting into efl'ect.
The treasury can stand tlio drain , the
people have sense enough to midnrstaad
that the host investments are not neces
sarily those-that pay from the start and
no one outside of the olllco'of the pot-
master general himself is making any
complaint over the effects of the reduction
in postage.
Mr. Vlhis should be made to cry a halt
to his scheme for retrenchment. It is ill
advised , needless , and will work great In
justice and hardship to those who are
forced to submit to Its oflbcts , Public in
terests and the prosperity ( if a great sue-
tion unite in demanding a more liberal
and not a less generous policy in the in
land ma 11 service.
TUB senate hud n short session on
Friday , but it was long enough to pass
Mr , Edmunds' Utah net with all its most
stringent provisions retained. At the
risk of being called u "Jack Mormon"
by the Salt hake Uuntllo agitator , the
HEK still questions whether wholesale
confiscation ol church property is the
proper method of enforcing compliance
with a law for the regulation of social
customs ami tlio marriage relation. Po
lygamy in the United States is a crime
and a disgrace to our civilization , a do-
fmnco to our laws and a breeder of social
pestilence , and as such ought to be sup
pressed. No rational man can defend its
continuance In Utah or shield Its fanati
cal perpetrators from the con cquencos
of their rclusal to submit to the decrees
of congress and the courts , But there is
danger of confounding prosecution and
persecution , and of awakening sympathy
instead of censure. To attack a church
organisation as a church organization , is
to establish a dangerous precedent in a
country where so manj' divergent creeds
have their homo. Polygamy ought to go
and polygamists should bo punished
under the law. It is dilllcuH to believe
that under a proper conduct of afl'airs in
Utah this cannot bo accomplished with
out the suppression of an entire sect ,
many of whoso members do not believe
in or practice tlio custom of plural
marriage. . . .
In n Nutshell.
Dr. Miller appears to bo very sensitive-
about the strictures of his course and
that of his paper in connection with tlio
the exploded charges against Marshal
Cnmmiiigs. The prosecution have utterly
failed to make a case. All they have
shown in the trial is that two or three hun
dred dollars were raised to pay legal ad
vice for Trav s , supply him with decent
clothes and means to take him to hislliomo.
There may have boon more money bor
rowed than was actually needed and the
probabilities are that a good portion was
pocketed or squandered by some of ttio
parties who handled it. There is not n
scintilla of proof to show that a dollar
was paid either directly or indirectly to
Marshal dimming ? . Gen. O'lkicn swore
point blank that ho didn't pay him a
dollai , and did not drop that mysterious
glove containing a hundred doilar bill.
No sane man believes that O'Brien would
drop a hundred dollars , and O'Brien , as a
lawyer , feels grossly insulted to think
that anybody would believe him to bo
such a fool. McIIugh , who is the only
person that admitted tlio agency to
raise money for Travis and get him out
of town , swore that ho didn't pay or ofl'or
to pay tlio marshal a dime. Judge
Beiieke swore that ho ordered the release
of Travis because ho could not legally
hold him any longer , and believed that
the marshal acted squarely in the matter.
Tins was a clincher within itself , because
it showed on its face that tlio friends
of Travis did not need to fee
the marshal. Chief of Police Skinner of
Council Bluffs swore that the marshal
gave ample notice to the parties in Coun
cil Bluffs who wanted Travis to bring
their requisition and take the prisoner ,
before the time set for his release ex
pired. They failed to come and the mar
shal obeyed the order of the court. The
only evidence on tlio other side is the im
probable and unsupported story of a man
who pretends to have been approached
and refused a. bribe , kept this criminal
proposal a secret for more than a year ,
always represented the marshal ,
whom he believed to bo a
bribe taker , as an honest oflioor ,
and only divulged the terrible secret
after ho was reduced from the captaincy of
the police to tlio ranks. This is the whole
case in a nutshell. In the face of this
exhibit Dr. Miller and his paper arc rav
ing and ranting about conspirators and
grand juries and yawning penitentiaries ,
making outrageous threats against conn-
oilmen who would refuse to perjure
themselves to gis'o a verdict not borne
out by the testimony. Ho drags before
the court of public opinion the names of
private citizens and accuses them of try
ing to defeat the ends of justice by cor
rupt collusion and secret conspiracies.
Such a course naturally subjects him to
the suspicion of being out of his senses
or so warped by political bias and per
sonal hatreds that lie has become lost to
call snso ot justice and common decency.
American Opera.
The week has been signalized in New
York by the brilliant opening of Ameri
can opera in the Academy of Music tin
der llio directorship of Theodore Thomas
and llerr Hock , and through the munificent
patronage of Mrs. Francis B. Thurbor ,
who personally assumed the expenses of
inaugurating tlio movement. From the
reports of the metropolitan press , tliero
can bo no question of the success of the
tirst performance , which was Goetx.'s
"Taming of the Shrew. " Critics note
with surprise the careful training of llio
chorus and ballet , the admirable stage
setting and the perfection of tlio
orchestra. These , of course , are
the solid foundations upon which
the permanent structure of the
opera must Do built , and tlic.-u on Mon
day's performance were distinctively
American. So mo criticism was indulged
in because tiio stars failed to roach the
standard of the leading puma donnas
and tcnori which Mapolson and Gye
have from time to lime imported to this
country , but the managers of the new un
dertaking claim that they have reserved
their best wine , in this respect , for the
last. Tlio most interesting feature of the
movement which Mrs. Thurber has begun -
gun so auspiciously is her earnest deter
mination to found a school of American
music , to stimulate native musical tal
ent , and to oiler tlio moans and the op
portunities for our countrymen and coun
trywomen to win honor and reputation
at homo without being subjected to the
expense and perils of a foreign training.
On the other hand she promises to provide
vide- for Now York the best obtainable
foreign operas , given by a company careful training and continued la
bors shall bo directed solely towards ar-
tistio excellence , and not alone towards
swelling tlio profits of tlio box ofllec.
Ouu esteemed and excellent contem
porary , the Kansas City Times , takes ex
ception to a remark of this paper re
ferring to Omaha's growth :
Th esteemed OmnlinliKi : exclaims : "Who
can longer doubt that tlioie Is a most mag-
nifioent future before this young giant city
ot the west ? " If you aie speaking of Kan
sas City , nobody doubts It. There Is only
one young jjhuit of the west. Omaha Is ,
doubtless , tliu young giant of Nebraska , and
a very creditable town It I.s. Hut , p.slmwl
Kansas City could attach Omaha to the east
blilo around Woodland avenue and two-
tliiids of the Kansas City people would llilak
it nothing but natural growth.
Kansas City Is very modest , Its sub
urbs extend from Jefferson City on ono
side to the Colorado boundary on the
other. The principal streets of Kansas
City are as narrow as the alleys of Omaha
and as crooked as the Klkhorn river. If
tliero is such a street as Woodland avenue
on her maps , it is probably located on
the ouUkirts of Topoka. When Omaha
adopts the Kansas City plan of expansion
she will probably take in everything west
of Des Moincs and ( ids side of Laiamlo
and advertise it as her natural growth.
Intel nnl Improvements.
While the scheme of wild-cat and often
corrupt schemes fop internal improve
ments at the nntiorfal expense passct
awaj several years ago , congress wll
doubtless bo appealed to at the prcscn !
scseion to aid a number of importani
nrojects which have for their object the
development of the country. Several ol
thcso have much ineWt upon their face
and will bear all the investigation to
which they may bo subjected in open de
bate. The improvement of the Missouri
and Mississippi rivers to an extent en
abling them to bo jiscl } for barge trans
portation of the products of the west to
the seaboard , the junction of the Missis
sippi and the lakes by the lien-
ncpin canal , the canal across
Capo Cod and the Floridian peninsula
arc each and all projects to which na
tional aid could readily bo voted , because
the objects sought for and the benefits to
bo derived from the expenditure would
not be limited to state boundaries. The
question of cheap transportation is the
pressing economical problem of the day ,
and whatever tends to promote It affects
both cast ami west , producer and con
sumer alike beneficially. With a treas
ury surplus properly handled in promot
ing internal improvements and making
available our navigable streams and
.shortening transportation distances
for the movements of the crops ,
the excess of taxation could bo
turned into a benefit insteadof
being incentive to the raids of specula
tors and demagogues.
Some of the democratic constitutional
expounders at Washington are predicting
a strong party opposition to all appropri
ations for internal improvements on
grounds of democratic traditions and a
strict construction of the instrument un
der which our government operates. So
far as tlio traditions of democracy are
concerned the record of tlio party in op
position to all wide reaching plans for
the development of the country cannot bo
gainsaid. The principle of the proper
limits of constitutional construction , however -
over , has advanced in the last quarter of
a century beyond the bounds set for it
before that time by the moss-backers of
the parly. It has developed with the de
veloping necessities of tlio country , and
has shown a proper flexibility in its ad
justment to the now relations and wants
of the added sti'tes ' and the vastly in
creased population and territory. To re
trace the years to 1824 to find arguments
against tlio constitutionality of internal
improvements is the height of senseless
conservatism , which will receive no sup
port from tlio mass of reasonable men
throughout the cquulry. Fidelity to the
principles umlerlylngUhc constitution is
one tiling. Neither party possesses a
monopoly of this .virtue. . A blind disre
gard of tlio changes wl/ich / a century lias
wrought in the political and economical
conditions of tlio country on the ground
of political cousisli'iicy'is not a safe con
servatism but "tho'attribute of stones and
fools. " .
Forfolletl'ljauil Grants.
HAHDAM , Kan. , Dee. , 'M ) . To the Kditor :
Will you please answer In the 15m : when
the Kansas Pacilio mllroad Inad grant
comes open for settlement. I see that the
lir ! : claims that the yiunt has been foi ( cited.
JJy so doiiiK oulliro aiMibsurlbcr and reader of
the lii : : for the last t\\clvo years.
N. JJ. K.vni.TSir.
Wo are unable to inform our inquirer
when the Kansas Pacific grants will bo
thrown open for settlement under the
general land laws. The grant was for
feited under tlte provisions of the charter
in 1878 , five years from the official decla
ration of tiio completion of the road in
1870 , and in 187 ! ) was so declared by Carl
Schurz when secretary of the interior.
Subsequently decisions of the United
States supreme court , in cases made up
by the railroad monopolists , reversed the
decision of Mr. Sohurz , on the ground
that all the lands had already been dis
posed of , because tlio companies had
mortgaged them to outside parties. At
the same time the court held that the
railroads had not title enough in the
lands to bo forced to pay taxes , because
they had never received patents from the
government. This is the present state of
affairs regarding the forfeited land
grants. Several bilN are now pending in
congress to force the companies to take
out patents on their unpatented lands
under pain of forfeiture , which , if passed ,
may succeed in throwing large tracts
upon the market.
COUNCILMAN DAILUV , according to the
Herald , will join Pat Ford in signing a
report that will adjudge Marshal Cum-
mlngs guilty of bribery as charged by
that paper without a scintalla of proof
Even its chief witness , Sullivan ,
went back on their report. If Mr. Dailoy
allows himself to bo made a willing tool
to such a barefaced pieeo of jugglery ho
is a good deal smaller man and more
pliant knave than Pat Ford. Mr. Dailey
stated to a prominent citi/.en on Thurs
day that the bottom had dropped out of
the charge against CummingH through
the testimony of Juilgo Beiieko , and ho
was too disgusted with the farce to at
tend the continuance of the investiga
tion. _
THAT Denver is padding its clearing
house reports is shown by tlio statement
of last week. While all other clearing
houses in the country sjiowed a deereaJo ,
Denver loomed upyitK OVI.T six millions ,
more than double < whit : it showed thu
previous week , uwj mjbre than Kansas
City , St. Louis , Cincinnati , Buffalo and
other cities four or live times the slzo of
Denver reported. A Jump from less than
tlireo millions to over ujfx millions is too
much of a leap fotsuonu ; short-winded
town as Denver , and no one will believe
the figures. ' /
PIIIDAV was the coldijst day over known
In Omaha. This is thu , unanimous ver
dict of the oldest inhabitants , That ought
to settle any contro\Wjy , on this point.
Minister Phclps' nainu has been proposed
In connection with tlio presidency ot Vale
James ( } . Dial nc , Jr. , son ot the Maine
statesman , Is preparing to enter Hamad college -
lego next fall.
Hilly Illicit , the mlnstiel , lives quietly on Third street , Now York. Oflflho stage
he is dumb as an oyster ,
Mrs. Victoria Morosliil-Schllllng has lost
a SW diamond ear-rlii ; ? , and welved nnotlKT
$5,000 worth of lice ailvcilliln ,
Lawrence Itarrett lias stopped eating tin-
del done beef and has become a ve ehu Ian ,
Thinks his liver Is | n better i-umUUon.
Cliuiinroy Dopuw says that thu stutcuiont
published that tlio Vaudeibllt csUto was
woith Sn.'iO.OOO.OuO is unmitigated "lot. "
Picrpoiit Potter , azed 1U , the oldest Musou
In the United Stalc"s"aecordlnK to the Brook
lyn Knglc , has become Insane at Jamaica
L. I.
Isabella Is said to be a rather popular enn
dldate for a second Tutorship ot Spain , be
cmtso she 1msall the dear old Sixuilsl
Mr. Krcklcl , the sculptor , Is becoming so
clally the most conspicuous American Ii
Home. Nobody can chisel him out ot his
food f 011 tine.
Hon. Frank W. Palmer , late uostmixstcr nt
Chicago , 1ms bioii ittlic ICnowlllo ( Tenii. )
Chronicle , and will take possession ot the
paper , Jan. 15.
Joseph Pulitzer , ot the Now Yoik World ,
icccutly purchased J100A)0 ? ( ) woith ot govcin
meat bond * . Joseph has the World , am
\\ants tliccaith.
Ben Hollmlay , the once famon ? mall con
tractor , Is a claimant before congress lor
about SiM.WO , which he has been trying to
get for fifteen yeais.
Mrs. Helva A. Lookwood Is colng to lec
ture for the benefit ol a baseball club up In
Lcwiston. It Is expected that the baseball
professors will be pretty solid lor her In ISSS.
Mr. Kclloy will puctlco law In Now Yoik.
Should Francis Joseph ever bo nncstvd In
Aumilcn lor nnudet , the state will do well to
employ Mr. Kulley to assist In the piosccu-
P. T. Uainuin Is s.ild to be growing stoon-
shouldered with the weight ot his yeais.
In this geneintion a circus man must hump
lilnifelC In older to keep up with the proces
( eiieinl Julml A. Km ley Is described as a
vcnerable-appearliii ? nun , his long , white
bcaul reaching to his waist , and his bent li-
uro Indicating the laphl advance of oxtiemo
old age.
Maud Hanks , daughter of Gen. N. P.
Hunks , has appealed at Wultlmni , Mass. , In
a little ilr.inm of her own composition , enti
tled "Auld Kobin Gray , " and a local ciltle
sajsshels distinguished by the iaio quality
ot "forgetillness ! ol self. "
A Dead Town ,
. IhlinnwniJ ( III. } Ti Mime ,
Our town Is dead the pretty school inarui
has gone. _
A.Vliu ok at llio Doctors.
Chtcayn Tiinci.
Tlio little facts with morals are beginning
to cemo In with the vear. The county in
Floi Ida which has the lowest death mtc is
also the one having the fewest doctors.
On the Dry Dock.
Kama * dill 'l'ltn ( .
A boastful Omaha paper says that when
the Kansas city fellows come up In Sjeptem-
ber they will be lloated b.ick in champagne.
Prithee , not so fast. It Is only the third day
after New Year's , and the Kansas City fel
lows are on the dry docks tor lepalrs.
Ho Should Jteacl Jlcpulillcaii I'apcrs.
CVifoT0o Tribune ,
Pcihaps Mr. Cleveland is not to be blamed
so much for his assertion ot the prevalence of
newspaper lying. lie was doubtless honest
in his Intention , but ho ought uot to conline
his leading to his paity organs.
Sensible and IM-.iuticnI.
A now paper published at Silver Plume ,
Col. , has a very sensible and practical motto ,
which leads : "Trying to Do Business With
out Adveitising is Like Winking at a Gill in
the Dark. You May Know what you are
Doing , but Nobody Klse Docs. "
Tlio People Notice It.
Clitcatia Herald ,
Any one who has watched the procacdlngs
ot'congress dining the last fifteen year.s can
not have failed to bo impiesscd with its
seeming incapacity or unwillingness to deal
with imiioitant measured allccting the wel
fare of the whole people.
Iii tli Sweet Kyc mid IJye.
Fifitvmt ( JW > . ) Tribune ,
Olcomaigailno probably isn't so bad a thing
after all. It certainly tastes well and looks
good , liut the next thing wo know the
Yankee geuitis will bo adulterating it and
the public will bo clamoring for the good old
days when pine oleomargarine could bo had.
About UORIIS Rut tor.
lluclici-tcr Chronicle.
A. great many people pretend that they like
oleomargai hie. If they like it they ought by
all means to have It , lint oleomargarine-
ought not to be old as butter , and the sooner
vigorous iiieasiiicsaio taken to stop such sale
the better. The fraudulent sale of oleomarga
rine can be ended.
J'ay Your Subscriptions.
Uutsniu-nic (111. ( ) Tiibunc.
A majority of the subscribers of theTilb-
line know thnt Ihcio Is very little of my time
thai I am able to be away fiom home , on this
account wo shall bo indebted to our friends
who find themselves owing us If they will
promptly remit it and renew their subu'ilp-
tlou to tlio IluUonvillo Tribune , the journal
that will advocate what is to the people's In
terest that cieato all wealth , and will oppose
the corporations that are consuming It with
out leaving no equivalent , but moitgatjes and
povcity. _
Not IMcnslnji to MiKsniiri Dem ourutH ,
tit. Lnnlf llobc-Icmi > crat.
Probably thought ho was giving wings tea
a very smart compatlson when ho said thu
other day that the Apaches were "similar In
character and skill to the James boys' band
of outlaws , who , although few in number , so
long delled the authorities ; " but lie will dis
cover that such remarks are not calculated to
promote Ids popularity among the demociuts
jf MIssoiul , in whoes philosophy the James
boy stands lor the highest form ot modem
virtue and heiolsm.
llu AfelW.
The sweet singer fiom tlio slopes of the
Stinking Water land steal , the right honor
able thieo thousand dollar pensioner , James
.alid , has published a speech In the Con
gressional Hecoid denunciatory of lion. A.
J , Sparks , commissioner of tlio general land
ofllco. The speech was never made In the
louse ; It was never made aiiywhcic. 11 only
shows how a llduf can hate a shciiff , how a
nirglar despKns an unpIcUablo lock , how a
prostitute deiide.s virtue , how nasty mud
ildluuies pure snow , and how windy , vain ,
neudaclous James Lalid can allude a solid ,
uboriou.s , capable , honest man Hl < o Commis
sioner Spaiks , whom the News begins to love
jccutiso of the Kind nf enemies he Is making ,
A flouring mill is to bo built at Culbert-
Ulysses Is considering a waterworks
Humphrey's improvemoinsfor the year
footed up $ W,000. )
Tliero are now 0,000 head of cattle in
hu yards at Gllmoru.
J , S. Hoot , of Buffalo county , boasts of
i porker weighing 1,000 pouiidsvuidouly
liirty-four months old ,
A sneak thief crawled Into the cloak
room of thu McCook opera hou&o and
nude oil' with an armful of winter wraps ,
Tim plans for the postolllco at Nubras-
; u City have been approved , and work
vill begin as goon as the weather permits.
The puK'iOiigiirri snow-bound at Plaits-
iHinth last week overflowed the hotels
uid were kindly cared for in private
louses ,
Since the Union cattle company began In Sarpy county the freight re-
ceipU for the Union Pacilio railroad at
Ollraoro have averaged | 10,000 a mouth.
The Ulysses Dispatch warns the public
against the. story tlmt the editor is a bald-
headed philanthropist , with n cold-
headed c.nno and an income of $70,000 a
Tim di pulo over richt of way between
the Burlington Missouri and the Mis
souri Paeilk roads through cot lain farms
north of Papillkjn has been amicably ad
Mr S. P. Koynolds of Arapahoc , who
was arrested a week or so ngo upon the
charge of murdering the bov , ( Jcorge
Hill , resulted as anticipated in n'complcte
vindication of Mr. Uoynolds.
The late decea cd bllK/nrd struck Xc
braskaCily "with a dull , sickening thud. "
Up in these parts it struck the natives to
the marrow and plastered the lender
spots with clouds ot arctic powder.
Tiie Burlington & Missouri river com
pany has purchased 210 acres of land
near Broken Bow , paving $50 an acic.
This town will prnCablv ho thn junction
of the Omaha * Xorth Plattc and Orand
Island iV : Wyoming Central railroads.
Two "well-dressed and gentlemanly"
printers of Omaha borrowed a tie pass
and trudged to Plaltsmouth last Friday ,
braving the terrors of the hli//.ard
around the big bond. Securing a square
meal and n fresh "chaw" thnv started
out on the highway tor Kansas'City Sat
urday morning.
A pile tender In Nebraska Clly was
viciously attacked while greasing his
joints at u convenient saloon , by a follow
workman who was refused an Invitation
to oil iii The pile tender's mug wni
crudely illustrated with three "tuts , "
,111 d n copious flow of blood carmim d the
tiled corridors of the groggery. No ar
The Orand Island & Wyoming Central
is not n paper road , neither are tlm ex
tensions of tlie ( iraud island & North
ern , work on two branches of which is
now progressing right along , while a
large force ot men and teams are now
also at work on the Grand Island A ;
Wyoming Central , which is to penetrate
tlie great coal lieid.s of central Wyoming ,
and the timber regions northwest there
of. Thcso roads insure the permanent
prosperity of Grand Island , as they will
bring to our doors ono of the liuest belts
of country to bo found in the great
Northwest. [ Independent.
Thu town of Green Uiver has a popula
tion ofIliO. .
The Cheycnncso are taking kindly to
water. The city's revenue from water
rents during 1885 amounted to $10,072. ,
The artesian well at Cheyenne has
reached a depth of 1'JOO , fe'et and no
water In sight. It is a first-class bore and
a costly ono for the county ,
Tliero are -1,00 , " ) children attending the
territorial schools Tlio total amount
paid teachers during the year was $83,000.
Tlio average monthly wages was : ? r > U.-15.
Three Cheyenne Indians from whom
were stolen the twelve ponies found with
Frank Land and "Red Cloud. " arrived in
Buffalo at midnight recently , having
walked from the mouth of Spring Creek ,
a distance of over 100 miles , to secure
their property.
Tlie Laramie county treasury is in a
nourishing condition tinancially. On the
1st of the year there were ? W,09.t5 ! ) ! in
the strong box , while all outstanding
claims amounted to only $ 'J-lf-W. , ! !
During the year warrants to the amount
of $101,202.18 were cancelled.
The new "Cheyenne National" bank
has opened its doors for business. The
bank is elegantly fitted up , and has a
0,000 pound monster safe equipped with a
$ . * > 00 double time lock. The president is
a leading stockman of the territory ; the
vice-president , formerly judge of the pro
bate court , is also prominently identified
with stock interests , and a conservative
business man ; its cashier iias been a
resident of Cheyenne for ten year.s.
Boulder has a population of I ! , ] 12 and
Fort Collins 1,590.
Mrs. Churchill is editor and proprietor
of the Como She Bee.
A fire at Grecly on the Oth destroyed
$ ; JO,000 worth of property.
Gilpm county's output of mineral in
1885 was worth $2a7-ll5.
Cincinnati capitalists arc about to
establish a largo packing house in Den
ver.Tho state supreme court has decided
that trial and conviction on information
is no good. '
An insatio woman named Annie Busch
hung herself with towels in the Denver
jail last week. Tlio woman was so de
termined to destroy herself that she
actually bent her knees so that her toes
would not touch the floor.
Mrs. Marcel la Doyle hns entered suit in
the United States court against the Den
ver it Bio Grande railroad for causing
the death of her six children during the
winter of 1884. Mrs. Doyle and her
children three sons and three daughter * ,
ranging from 10 to 80 years of age kept
i boardin" house for tlio railroad com-
[ > any at Woodstock that winter. An
ivalunclie of snow swept down upon the
camp on the lOlli of March , killing
seventeen persons. Mrs. Doyle's children
among the number. Mrs. Doylu with
several others were rescued alive. In her
million to thu court the unfortunate
nether sots lortli that the railroad com-
mny dcnudc.d the mountain side of
imber , making deadly avalanches
Tlio I'ualllo Coast.
Gov. Monte/unm Bos.s , of Now Mexico ,
ias declared the marauding Indians out-
aws , and oilers rewards tor their cap
ture.Tho 175 white cigar makers from the
Mint have all found permanent employ-
neut In San Francisco , and more wliilo
ncn are wanted in the cirgar factories.
Tlio Chinese and the few residents of
I'mokee , Nevada , who may bu classed as
heir adheiouts Imvo commenced a vigor
ous and systematic boycotting of the
cailcrs of the anti-Chinese movement.
It is estimated that ther are 1iOO'mon {
out of employment In hos Angeles. The
abor market js overstocked and those
vhogo there in search of work will be
lisappoiutcd ,
A Santa Fo undertaker traveled to
seventy-live miles west of Silver City for
ho body of Dr. Maddox , who was shot by
lie Indians. Although thu doctor had *
K.'on dead seven dn.vs , liu was embalmed
successfully , and shipped in good shape
0 Maryland.
The latest Apaeho Indian cxterniiiia-
Ion plan proposed is the employment of
1 company ot rangers tindur Col. Bay-
or. Tliu colonel say that with $ 10,000
10 could carry on a four months' cam-
lalgn with lilty mint and M-tllo the whole
ndlan question in.sidu of tlmt time. It Is
olaimed tlmt Baylor'n Texas rangur have
tilled more Indians during thu pail sit
car.3 than the whole United Status army.
A Hcrolu Hut lJiirorl.iin.-ito Olrl.
Madison (1ml. ( ) Courier : Mrs. Highland
.mum , an old and respected widow , ro-
iilos with her two grown , unmarried
Inughter.s on Depot street , In the west
ml of the city , and tlio throe earn an
loncst livelihood as seamstresses , ( Jim
ay last week Miss Mary , thn youngest ,
iccamu alarmingly ill , and during thu
veiling Mias Sarah procured somu
utidote for her Bister's ailment
which was located in her side
-and desired to apply thu same ,
I'o this Mary objected , but Uui Stupor-
unifies of her sister at last prevailed.
ml Mary said all right , but llrst had all
ho family come Into the room. Then
lie clothing was removed and a horrible
iincur on mi ; to view , which had calon a
rcat nlacu in her bruiul , almost , it not
uito , exposing her ribs. The mother
fainted and all the family were ,
stricken and shocked. The mctl examination resulted in tin
decision that , wliilo tlio patient may livn
for n peed while to come , the cancer ii
an incurable- one , and sooner or later will
cat away her life ; The poor girl , who is
now able to bo up , tries to appear a.s
cheerful as possible. She has been keep
ing the nature of her alllictiou all to her
self for two years , not wishIng -
Ing unnecessarily to worr.r her
mother mid sisters , knowing thai liny
would be powerless to help her. Thi'f
is something extremely herolo and ii-
markablu in the bravo girl keeping thn
terrible secret so lone , and she merit *
and ought to receive the sympathy and
substantial assistance of a philanthropic
community. i I
_ _
The Coining Context 0 r tlie ( Jrcat
Octree of Cluing Vucn.
New York Times ; About the middle of
no.vt month the Chinese national compe
tition for the military degree of Cluing
Vucn , the highe l degree of thn empire ,
Is to take place in Pekin. This is held i i
the imperial prcsenco once in every live
years. The successful competitor is
crowned by the emperor , aud worshipped
as a hero by tlie military fraternity of the
ciitiro nation. To attain Mich honors
wealthy families are more than willing
to give up Ihi'ir entire fortune. . Triumph
al arches arc built for the winner by the
government , and the people of his owu
province often devote seven days in
festivities in his honor. His wife r
coives tlio rank of the first Jai'v '
of the culture , and the empress
allows her the .sum of Jt.dUJ
taols tier annum as "uaint ami powder"
money. Those wbo participate in tlu-so
contests must have already attained tliu
military degree of Km Vin , and in order
to reach this latter height they must have
passed successfully three examinations.
The expenses in those various competi
tions are much heavier than those of the
literary competitions. People in hum' lo
circumstances cannot iill'ord a mil1 . < 'v
education. Tlio military teachers eh .
more than do llio teachers of litcni .
The students have to provide their < i
weapons , must live better in ordci )
able to wield the heavy instriimc.
exercise , must dress expensively I
keep one or more good hoises t
qticntly the coming competition at 1 > M
will be a very fashionable affair , i .
Kin Yins ol the entire empire x\ ,
congregated there , even the e who i
no hope of gaining tlio coveted d
will bo glad of the chance to show t
Tliero is at present only one Chin.i , \
in America who is entitled to en lei n *
contest. He i.s a Kin Yin , aud is tlie t
man of the Chinese Municipal socle it
No. 202 Chatham street. His name .
Hong-Owing- is US years old. abi
feel in height probably weighs about .
pounds , and is considered the best ! < >
ing Chinaman in New York. " 1
afraid L shall not enter the Pekiu i
test , " lie said last night , "although it \
my intention to do so about a yeor a ; ,
came here simply to see tlie sigh !
New York , but things so pleased me ,
I have tarried long enough to get in
political olliee. Besides , it is now
late for preparation. I .should have in drawinug the bow , lifti
great weights , and in shooting on hoi
back at marks at 2)0 ! ) feet. We empl
the bow simply sis a text book ot our m.
itary education , for wo believe that if a
man .shoots tin arrow straight lie can : il o
shoot a gun straight. 1 should have to
bo able to show a graceful and easy use
of the great swords , which weigh from
150 to 200 pounds. According to the do-
grecs we contend for at Pokiu , wo will
have lo toy with a 200-pounder , lirst with
( wo hands and then with one bund , and
handle them almost as a common sword.
1 still have some strength , " and Mr. LI
jokingly picked up the reporter with ono
hand and danced him in the air until cut
short by an incoherent and pleading pro
Complete Treatment , with Inhaler for Every
Form of Catarrh , SI. Ask for SAN-
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