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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , SATURDAY , JANUARY 30 , 188G.
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All b lines * Ml crsntnl rpinlttnnccq should ho
lmdic etl to IIIK mr. I'uw.isiii.vo COMI-ANV ,
OMAilA. Drnftw. checks nml | > stolllc-o orders
to bo mrnlo pnynblo to tlio order of the cotnpiui ) * .
HE m puBiismxGlipJiiy , PBOPBIEIOBS ,
K HOSEWATKH. KotTOtt.
St'llVKYOH ( iKNIMlAI. GAIIUNI'.ll Is still
in tlio stuUtlc , with both fcut in thu stir
SAM JONKS' next place of nttuck is
Chicago. Ho will ilnil it the wickuilcst
city that lie has yet vlsHeil.
Isst-r.CTOU HOIIINSON is lianh-il over the
coals in a lively way by tlio Herald be
cause ho hasn't whitewashed Postmaster
Ir this retiring epidemic keeps tip thcro
will bo but very few active politicians
left in Nebraska. Hut so far they don't
keep retired. They continue to bob up
| ) criodleally.
Tun Missouri valley is warned to look
out for a big Juno rise in the river. As
Juno is five months away , everybody on
the bottoms wilt have ample tiiuo to get
out their overshoes and waterproofs.
SNOW , storm , sleet and sun seem to
have no inllueneo in stopping the pro-
cress of Omaha real estate transfers.
They keep piling up with unprecedented
rapidity without regard to wind or
THK Now York port health officer , so
far as salary is concerned , is "a btirger
inan than old Cleveland. " His income
from the foes of his olllco amount to
nearly $70,000 a year. Wo should say ho
has a very healthy berth.
Tun experiment of clearing away snow
drifts by ivjcans of natural gas has been
very successful at Tittsburg. It ought to
bo tried in Nebraska by our railroads.
They can got tltoir feupply of natural gas
from the railway commission.
"NASTY vagabonds of the slaughter
hotibc brandis / the chaste allusion
which lr. Miller makes to his demo
cratic friends who are supposed to bo in
Bomo mysterious way connected with
Fo&tofiico Inspector Robinson.
is down on the Poles. Ho
proposes to evict all the Polish inhabi
tants from Prussian Poland , to purchase
the lands , and to settle thorn with Ger-
limns. No doubt Salisbury would try
the Runic plan with Ireland if he dared.
THU beauties of being a federal sOup
dispenser are well illustrated in the case
of Postmaster Harrity , of Philadelphia ,
who has become so worn out with appli
cants for ofllco that he has shut his door
on them except for four hours on one
'flay ' of the week.
THE federal ofllcials in Utah are a
BUpcrflno virtuous lot. They trapped the
trappers some week ago where the city
marshal had put up a job to inveigle
them into resorts of questionable charac
ter , and now have two Mormon olliecrs
under arrest for attempting to bribe a
deputy U. S. marshal.
"We want no American aristocracy , "
remarked Congressman Reagan in a
speech opposing the extension of the
naval retired list. As General Reagan
comet , from a country where military
titles are as frequent as "tho flowers that
bloom in the spring , tra-la-la , " this re
mark reads like a vicious , back-handed
slap at the hereditary privileges of the
THAT the mad dog crn/.o is accomplish
ing fiomo good is shown by the fact that
the Newark , N. J. , authorities , to gratify
the people who are cra/y on the subject
of hydrophobia , are drowning dogs at
the rate of 100 a day. Ten thousand
worthless Omaha curs could bo drowned
in the Missouri , and they never would be
missed. It is hoped that the mad-dog
craze will strike this city if for no other
purpose than to cause the whol csalo de
struction of canines. They are no good
A TKADK journal calls upon the iron
ago to beware and warns it that the papoi
ago is upon it. Paper timbers and paper
flooring is now competing with wood in
house building. Paper collars and shirl
fronts have knocked down the price oi
laundrying. Paper car wheels are run
ning upon the railroads. Paper barrel *
and tea caddies hold the grocers' wares ,
While paper handkerchiefs and napkins
from the land of the Mikado are coininjj
into fashion , and jostling the linen on the
shelves of tlio dry goods dealer ,
< Tin : tendency ot the decisions of the
courts towards a closer restriction of cor
porate license is one of the noticeable
signs of the times , Tor years the tide sol
in strongly to the advantage of the cor
porations who boasted that they paid foi
their law by the year and controller
Judges and juries by methods best known
to themselves. 1'ublio sentiment is i
mighty lover. The cflorts of the press
have foouscd it upon the bench by hold
ing up the boasts of the eorniwln'1 ; " * " , j
BOUus and tin * : rricuiuutlon9 of the stock
jobbers anil thimble-riggers ofVal
street. In states where the judiciary is
elective a wholesome fear of popular dis
i favor lias been powerful in contradicting
corporate influences. Within five yean
ilio , courts of Now York , Ohio , Illinois ,
Umj other states which might bo named
Imv.o been rescued from the hands of tin
monopolists. Even the supreme court
the last' bulwark of delay and the Una
liopu of the Goulds , Sages and Dillons
has changed its attitude , Public senti
input , expressed in caucus and conyon
tion , spread broadcast through the pros :
u\\\ ] \ \ heard in no low tones in- the forum
has done its work ,
The Nebraska Rnllrontl Itoom ,
Nebraska's railroad boom for 1880
promises to eclipse everything since the
race for supremacy between the Union
Pacific and ilfi competitors for the right
of way wo t of the hundredth meridian.
The Hurlington take ? the load in plant
ing railroad tracks over the Nebraska
prairie. Contracts for branches and ex
tensions of its system in Nebraska aggre
gating 297 miles have already been let.
The most important of these are the
Grand island extension into the northwest
and the short line between Omaha and
Lincoln 'by way of Ashland. The Chicago
& Northwestern , which is already
within ninety miles of the Wyoming line ,
has lot the contract for n hundred miles
of extcti'iou in the northwest , and is
retaliating against the IJurlington's in
vasion of its territory by extending
branches into the south Platte country ,
The Union Pacific is forced in telf de
fense to depart from its shortsighted
policy of abandoning the rich and grow
ing region near at homo for the sagebrush
brush and alkali deserts in the territories.
Its management has made heavy pur
chases of material whioh indicate that it
will not bo a silent spectator
of the occupation of Its Ne
braska territory by its rivals.
Last , but not least , the Missouri Paclllo is
quietly getting ready for invading north
eastern Nebraska with n possible branch
up the Klkhorn. It looks now as if the
raihoad boom of 1880 would gridiron
Nebraska with more railroads to the pop
ulation than Indiana or Ohio can boast of.
Si\ hundred miles of railroad will cer
tainly lo ) built in Nebraska this year and
the footing may reach a thousand. This
means u circulation of a good deal of
money in this state during the present
year among our people. It is safe to say
that every mile of road built will cause
an expenditure of not less than i5,000 for
labor , or fully $3,000.000 , , not counting
the money paid for right of way , sta
tions , etc.
The outlook for a prosperous year
is almost assured from the extent of the
railroad boom alone.
No Half-Wily "Work.
The council lias .decided to build the
Sixteenth street viaduct and made pro
visions by ordinance under which that
structure will probably bo erected during
the present year. Tin. * action settles per
manently the future of that street. It as
sures Its importance as next to Farnam
tlio best avenue for retail business In the
city. As soon as the viaduct is complet
ed it will be the great thoroughfare north
and south into and through the city from
tlio country and the shortest road to the
stockyards and South Omaha. Tor more
than half its length it is already lined
with mercantile houses. Its grade for
the most part is completed. Less work
remains to bo done on it than on any of
our other thoroughfares in order to com
plete its public improvements.
The council should at once take stops
to make such a change in the grade of
Sixteenth stcoet as will render that portion
tion between Howard street and the point
where the viaduct is to begin available
for business purposes. The present grade
as established makes a cut of ten feet at
Harnoy and practically levels the street
from Farnam to Howard. From Howard
to a point beyond Jackson there is a deep
hollow which it is not proposed to level.
This is a serious mistake. It should be so
changed as. to make the rise gradual and
easy from Howard to the ridge. To do
this it will be necessary to still further
deepen the cut at Jones street and fill
Jackson street. The city engineer should
not bo hampered by any individual influ
ences of property owners who object-to a
radical change in grade. Tlio trouble
in Omaha heretofore has been that grades
have been established more to satisfy in
dividual wants than the future interests
of the city. Farnam street is a fair sam
ple. Tlio engineer desired to begin the
cut at Fifteenth street and rise gradually.
Influence was brought to bear to have
the cut begun at Sixteenth street instead ,
and the result is that the street is not
what it should bo. If the grade of Far-
nnm street had been properly established
at the outset , both tlio individual property
owners and the city at largo would now
bo better satisfied than they are to-day
So far as the change in the grade of Six
teenth street is concerned , wo understand
that the property owners affected are pre
pared to waive damages. The only cost
to the city is likely to bo the increased fill
at Jackson. When the improvement is
completed Omaha will have a great north
and south thoroughfare , practically level ,
and available for business throughout the
It Is time that halfway measures in
making needed public improvements
should stop. The policy of the city in
the past , where radical changes of grade
were concerned , has been to cut the dog's
tail ofl'by inches. It is a mistaken policy ,
and a costly one. In the fong run it is
moro expensive to nil concerned than a
prompt and effectual treatment of the
problem from the start.
WiiKTHEiiMr.Tilden's letter to Speaker
Carlisle influenced the secretary of war
or not , Secretary Kndicott's communica
tion to tlto senate on the subject of ap
propriations for coast defenses is u
"staggerer" in its wide reaching plans
for protecting our seaboard from foreign
attack. It recommends the expenditure
of § 127,000,000 on forts , batteries , guns
and torpedo service , Tlio list of places
which the board decides to be In the most
immediate need of fortifications or other
defenses arc cloven in number , to wit :
Now York , San Francisco , Boston , the
lake ports , Hampton Roads , Now Orleans ,
Philadelphia , Washington , Uallimoro ,
Portland , Maine , and the Rhode Island
ports In Narraganset bay. Now York ,
the board nflirms , must bo fortified at both
entrances in the most thorough manner
with turrets , armoured casements ,
barbette batteries and mortar bat
teries. Sub-marine luiuiw j' 'jj Jonu
ft part ot the system. Eighteen torpedo
boats are recommended for harbor ser
vice , and the armament proposed in
cludes eighteen 110-ton guns of 10-inch
calibre , two 80-ton guns of 11-inch , forty
00-ton guns of 12-inch , twenty 27-ton guns
of 10-inch , and fifteen 18-ton guns of 8-
inch calibre all breech-loading rilles , .
In addition to these , lit 12-inch rilled
mortars are recommended , The amount
seems enormous , but it will bo spread
out , if appropriated , over a number of
years. As matters now are the United
States has no sea-coast defenses , and the
mouoy recommended would be expended
in bulldlug the system from the bottom
up. The damage which could bo done to
New York alone in iU present defence-
lcs condition woulil fool up a total far
beyond the sum asked to place nil our
seaports in n state of adequate defense.
he new Pacific mllrond bill teportcd by
tlio senate judiciary committee extends the
time for paying the debt In equal installments
ocr eighty Instead ot sixty years nnd places
all the lines owned by the companies under
the Rovermiicnt lien. A law containing this
provision In regard to the lines not subsidized
would checkmate the move of the Pacific
rail load companies to uvrulc tliolr obligations
to the government and people ot the United
States. It h almost too much to hope that
the present coupross will be fice enough
fiom the power of monopoly to pass such a
law. JVilliM ) ? irt JJewrtJ.
The Ilccord is mistaken if it imagines
that Mr. Hoar's Paellie railroad bill is an
anti-monopoly measure. It was drafted
in the interest of tiio roads supervised
by their attorneys anil will ho supported by
the entire lobby at Washington. Its aim
is to legalise all the robberies of the past
twenty years whioh have wrecked thc'-o
great corporate trusts and squandered
the millions of the nation's bounty. ly $
its passage the robberies of the Credit
Mobclior gang , the frauds of the Dillon
regime and tlio bold-faced robberies of
the Gould period would bo legali/.ed.
The government is now about to make
public its investigations into the condi
tion of the books of the company. Start
ling disclosures may bo expected and
suits for recovery will probably bo insti
tuted ngniust the disreputable gang of
cormorants who fed for years upon the
funds wrung bv extortion from the people
ple of the west or nianutaeturcd in deli-
ance of nil law by a reckless system of
stock watering. Mr. Hoar's bill can very
profitably bo deferred until the law de
partment of the government makes its
report. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tin : UIK Is ad\ Ned to lostrain Its enthusi
asm. Secietary Lamnr is a very much
larger man than Mr. Sp.nks. Walt and see
If ho Isn't. llcmltl.
In this democratic skating carnival the
Uin is only an interested spectator. It is
content tostani at a safw elevation and
watcli tlio falls and enjoy the fun. No
body pretends that Secretary Lamnr isn't
a bigger man in every way than Commis
sioner Sparks , but he is the kind of a
cabinet ollicor who usually sustains the
heads of bureaus when ho knows them to
bo sound on thogooso
Mit. St'AitKS must bo a slaughter house
democrat , judging by the way ho quotes
from Gardner , Morton & Co.
Other Imii < ln Thnii Ours.
The echoes of the tory defeat arc still
ringing in England and the eyes of all
parties are turned upon Mr. Gladstone ,
who is looked upon as the only leader
capable of taking the helm of anew min
istry. Lord llarlington has been sug
gested as a possible premier with a coali
tion ministry formed of tlio whigs and
tories at his back. Such a cabinet could
not remain in olllco a week. The same
influences which defeated Lord Salis
bury's ministry would bo operative to
overturn its successor. It is Gladstone
or an appeal to the country with the expensive -
pensive consequences of another
election and the doubtful re
sults of a campaign on un
formed issues. It is unfortunate in
homo respects for the tories that they
wore overthrown on an issu entirely
foreign to the Irish question. It was not
allowed to meet its fate on an appeal to
national sentiment for the maintenance
of the union. On the contrary the issue
shrewdly chosen was that of Mr. Coil-
ing's motion amending tlio address in re
ply to the speech from the throne , re
gretting that the queen had made no
reference to the condition of the agri
cultural laborers and urging a considora-
of the subject of allotments of land to the
laborers. To have fallen in opposing
such a motion puts the tories at a scriouv
disadvantage in the next and probably
not distant general election , for tlio
newly enfranchised voters , some 2,000,000
in number , arc to a largo extent directly
interested in Mr. Colling's somewhat
visionary scheme. The tension , which is
as yctunrelaxcd , can only bo relieved by
tlio formation of a new min
istry under liberal auspices and
strongly supported by the pledges ot
Purnoll and his following. 15ut oven if
such a ministry is formed , its. tenure of
oflice must necessarily bo precarious.
Mr. Gladstone's ability to crown his
career by securing a measure of legisla
tive independence for Ireland depends
upon his ability to steer between the
Scylla. of Whig opposition and the
Cliarybdis of Parnollilo demands. For
any policy that shall bo accepted by the
Parnollitcs ho can probably count upon a
working majority. A small defection of
whigs will bo about balanced by an equal
defection of liberal minded tories. lie
can certainly count upon u majority of
fifty or more for any policy which , on
tlfo one hand , docs not PCCHI to sur
render too much of the imperial author
ity , and , on the other , does not fall short
of that upon which the Irish leaders are
determined , As neither Mr. Gladstone
himself nor Mr. Parnoll , with his follow
ers , has formulated a distinct plan , the
situation is wholly undetermined. The
key to it rests in the demands which Mr.
Parnoll is prepared to make and Mr.
Gladstone to concede ,
Greece lias yielded to the demands of
the six great powers enforced by the
threat of a naval demonstration against
Athens and announces to the world that
she will not at present force hostilities
with Turkey , Her claim for territory at
the expense of Turkey will therefore rest
in abeyance for the present , but it will
certainly not bo allowed to long sink out
of sight. The Greek claim is for the
whole ot Epirtis , including the port of
Avlona , and as far north as Apses , mak
ing the boundary on the north slioro of
Lake Ochris and along northern Macedo
nia proper , leaving the remainder of
Tm-Jush torritoi-y u , j- mud between
Sorvia and liulgarla. This territory was
distinctly granted to Greece by the treaty
of Berlin and by Ilio vote of July
3 , 18SO , signed by all the powers ,
It was accepted promptly by the Greek
government. But Turkey rejected it ,
and stubbornly refused to yield except to
force. This the powers did not apply ,
and the result was renewed war prepara
tions by Greece and a fresh conference ,
held this time at Constantinople A now
boundary , enclosing only two-thirds of
the former award , was finally agreed
upon , accepted by Turkey and unwil
lingly ratified by Greece , whoso prime
minister said in Ids note of formal no-
coptaucoi "Greece believes it to bp
neither a dignified nor an honora.bla pro
ceeding du her part toward children on
the other side of the no v boundary , and
whose rights Ettropq solemnly acknowl
edged at Berlin , and tha | repeatedly con
firmed , to loavc them , to their fato. "
Sooner or later , when thf Christian sub
jects of the Turk tire apportioned among
the various Balkan principalities and
their neighbors , the cniin ) of Greece for
the hind formerly belonging to her and
now peopled uy the .tirugk race will bo
acknowledged by Euiope ,
Bismarck's control o cr the present
parliament seem ? complete. Debates in
'tho bundcsrath iluriifg tfio week ovurthu
expulsions of the Polc.s and llio deter
mination of the government to Germani/o
the Polish province' ' ended In n victory
for the fhanccllor. In the lower house
of the landtag the national liberal' , con
servatives and free conservatives , intro
duced u resolution expressing satisfac
tion at the passage in the speech from
the throne promising measures for the
protection of German interests in East
Prussia , ami alllrming that the landtag is
ready to vote the necci ary funds to Im
prove state schools and piomolo colonial
settlements. The chancellor is using his
best clients to force the disarmament of
Servln and Grccco and to fortify Prince
Alexander's position In Bulgaria.
. * *
The logical results of the Monroe
doctrine will ultimately force the United
States to control the Central American
isthmus commercially as ucll as polit
ically. Tlio presence of tlio American
minister to the Central American stales
in Washington , and his frequent confer
ences with Secretary Bayard , develops
the fact that thi'ro is > trouble brewing
with refereiict ) to the Nicaragua ennui
project. Tlirco of tlio Central American
republics ( lautcmtila , Honduras , and
Salvador have concluded treaties look
ing to uniting the live states into one ,
and are bringing a pressure to bear
upon Costa Rica and Nicaragua to secure
their assent to Ilio scheme. Information
from a reliable source shows that the
French interested in the Panama
canal arc at the bottom of this
movement. Do Lot scps is pretty well
convinced that hi canal ' eheine is a fail
ure , and therefore is working to seal up
the Nicaragua route ngainst the United
States , hoping that it will aid him in the
future to dispose of his nndei taking to
, ome American company formed under
the auspices of the United States govern-
nmnt. Secretary Bayard lias been , and
still is , opposed to the Nicaragua canal ,
but ho is wise enough to perceive that if
he allows the French to acquire , directly
or indirectly , control of that route , the
country will hold him and his party to a
severe accounting. Mr. JIall will there
by go back to Central America with in
structions to prevchl Nicaragua from
joining the confederacy , , and to assure
her government that llije United States
will come to her asslltanoc in case of any
hostile demonstrations against her ter
. * >
Germany is stejitlil pushing her
colonial policy regardlessof , rivals. Her
colonial possessions in southwestern
Africa have lately helm largely increased
by treaties onteredMntd by the empire
with several powcrful tribes inhabiting
the region between Ui . grange river and
Cape Frio , tlio most unnnihont of which
are the Mahercros and ( ho Red People ,
who-.o jurisdiction reaches far into tlio
Kalahari desert. By the terms of the
treaties the tribes are to receive tlio
friendship and protection of Germany ,
and in turn promise to promote all Ger
man enterprises to the best of tliolr
ability. By her compromise with Franco
Germany renounces her su/.erainty over
the country bought by llerr Collin from
Stuttgart along the Dabroka river , re
serving the private rights of the latter.
In exchange Franco acknowledges Ger
many's rights to the Toga Land , inclusive
of Little Pope , but exclusive of Great
Pope , and to Bntang.i or Southern
Cameroon down to the Del Campo river.
The German government now disavows
any purpose of taking possession of the
Sanioan islands. The German chancellor
has thus placed himsclt in a position
from which he can cither advance or re
treat , as circumstances seem to warrant.
Tlio German explanation is that the
Gorman authorities had only taken nec
essary action to prevent King Malietoa
from carrying out a purpose to withdraw
the guarantees ho hud given to protect
Gorman interests in the islands. This is
a view of tlio case which neither England
nor the United States can quarrel with.
All nations protect the interests of their
citizens in foreign landti. It depends
upon circumstances whether or not those
interests can bo protected without direct
ing the afl'airs of tlio Jtttlo government
whoso territory is coveted.
The establishment , in Japan , of a gov
ernment on a constitutional basis appa
rently modeled after that of the United
States and that of Great Britain , was not
needed to convince tlio world of the prog
ress made by the Japanese , but is a satis
factory evidence of the fact that this re
markable nation is making oven greater
strides in the direction of self-develop
ment than had been believed possible.
No light considerations are needed to in
duce a nation like ( lie Japanese to aban
don every tradition of their history and
enter upon what a largo proportion of
their population must regard as a risky
experiment , and the nicr.o fact that the
experiment is tried IB , of itself , convinc
ing proof that the ] > cope ] of Japan are
entirely worthy of any kind of govern
ment they may see fit to ildopt.
P13II SON AJjlTl KS.
The sliah of Persia whiles poetry , hut ho
does not have to go aiouiil | bogging cdltoisto
publish it. t j'
John L. Sullivan Isjakuockulist , but the
chuses ho handles are tyrw \ mouth , not lor
the eyes , i
Miss Susan B , Anllioily hits been In Wash
ington several days , -but the picshlont has
not ) ot Invited her logo sleighing \\ith him.
The Now York Herald , in a head-lino , savs
"Bnrko challenges Boldly. " Wo thought
Binke had challenged Sullivan.Vlio Is
Wo notice that Mrs Kahout , of New Yotk ,
nailer indictment for arson , has been set ficc.
Pcihapssho was In kahout with the distiict
Thomas Bailey Atdrlch , editor of the At
lantic Monthly , wears a sack coat and Derby
hat , nml is said to look more like a politician
than a litemry man.
It Is now said that Lord Wolscleywlll
hang his Gorman order of the lied Kaglo seas
as to conceal , If possible , Ids Soudanese
Order of the Black Bye.
Edmund Russell , of New York-Is the new
npostlo of ajstijetlcisui In this country. Ho
wears solilcn curls mid smashes bogus pot
tery \ \ Ith a slUcr hammer.
Susan B. Anthony doc n't sknte , but If she
cannot send congress mltllng down a tobog
gan slldo like a streak of greased lightning
down n liberty pole , she Is not the joyous
joting creature her ft lends lake her to be.
Christine Nllsson's determination to bid
the Americans a fond S * > farewell once ngaln
Is about what might \\n\o \ \ been expected con-
shlcilug the fact that Kmopcaii audiences
took loiue ot her some time ago.
Senator Ramsey of Minnesota , several
jcnrs ago gave his wife the choice between
a block lot In Minneapolis or a nice now bon
net. Disregarding the traditions ot her sex
she took the lot and recently sold It tor
§ 00,000. i'ho ptcscnt value of the hat she haa
In mind at the time Is not known.
Kiiuim Abbott ca\s : "It Is mycirod that
a womnii can weigh what she wants to , " and
CNncilcnce teaches us that women genoially
does ha\c her own wav.
n"ciK.Miiou ( ; ( nitiMlcli ,
Among many of the lueiubeis there Is a
groulng disposition to hojcott the house
icstamaut on account of the smallncss of the
dilnks which me sctvcd ,
It Mlfjlit Apply to Otualin.
C/ifcfKi > Juwiml.
It Is a fact that some of the woislahtcr-
ineii In our common council are piofesslonal
saloon-keeper * , and It Is also a fact that
the worst saloons hi town are those kept by
Don't Do It.
Don't meet clandestinely at the corner of
the stieet or the skating-ilnk. Don't use
teims of cndcaimcnt in Ictteis that joii
should not. That young lady Is on the voige
ot pel 11 whoqctsa letter sliodare not show
AH Olil l-'oKy.
A dogged and uucompiomlslng old fogy Is
the United States senate In all matters affectIng -
Ing its precedents or pcitalnlng to its alleged
dignity. Along time nxo It got stuck In the
mud on the question of open executive ses
sions and has ever since Indignantly ic-
sullied any moposal to pull it out.
There IH Mttlc Doubt.
KititmiflcM ( AVJj. ) Monitor.
The taking of evidence ill Ilio libel suit of
J. M. llonman against 1 > n cwater Is now in
piogioss at Lincoln , and fiom the evidence
so far adduced tlieie is little doubt that Mr.
Hoffman will ha\o the costs of thctiial to
Swelling Around In tlio Senate Cham
Kac Yoil. lloiW.
The two bicvct senators fiom the alleged
state of Dakota have been accorded by a
paity vote the privilege ol p.icing the senate
lloornsaconttesy. This coulei * no salary ,
but the chance of being cousti ned into a sen
ator by confiding lobbyists is said to have a
charm lor adventitious statesmen liom the
Ifcw Ynil ; JOKI nut.
Had Byron lived to-day he would not have
said ! "Tls Gieece , but living ( Jrecco no
nioic. " Uicece may only DO a little fnilhing
candle In compnilson with the big gasaliers
nnd'kcioscne oil lampol Km ope but she
lights up well , and may precipitate a bla/e
which continental I'ue engines might find it
haul to extinguish.
What Arc JJoaiis ?
IVeii > I'mllctattl. / .
A vciy impotlant question has hcou settled
by the United Slates couit. Tlio point at
Issue was the status of beans Classified as
gaidcn seeds , a duty ol twenty per cent was
Imposed ; rcgaided as vegetables , a duty of
ten percent was demanded. The jiuy de
cided that they aie simply "new plants" and
should be admitted lice ol duty. The people
of Boston will probably hold a mass meeting
in Faticuil hall to eclebiale the event.
Timidity A Hindoo Talc.
A silly mouse , thinking each tiling a cat ,
Fell Into helpless \\ouiiueiit theie.U ;
But , noticed by a wi'/aid living near ,
Was turned into a cat to otul its tear.
No sooner was the tiausformatlou done ,
Than dieadlnl tei tor ol a dog begun.
Now , when the. wi/aid saw this latest tin oe ,
"llete , ho a dog , " said he , "and end your
But , thoii a dog. its soul had no iclcase ,
For 1'oar some tiger might dlstmb Its peace.
Into a tiger nexl the beast was made ;
And still 'twas pitiful ami soio atiuld.
Because the huntsman might , some ill-.stancd
Happen along and take its life away.
"Then , " said the vv l/atd , turning to his house.
"Von haven mouse's licait now be a mouse.
'Tls so with men : no earthly help or power
Can add one atom to their cuitlily power ;
Them liom their mnallncw nothing can
No art can make a lion from a mouc.
STATE AND TISIUUTOIIY.
Sherman county's expanses for the
present year are estimated at $2 ,000.
Of this amount $12,000 goes for interest
on the bonded debt.
Kighteon cars of cattle and eleven cars
of hogs wore shipped from Hartington
last week. The town is coming to the
front as a stock market.
Joseph Mikoljacok , a fresh young
horsethief , was run in at Ord , Valley
county , Tuesday. Ho holl'inanl/.cil a
neighbor's nag and failed to account for
A Jnniata corn husker sei.t 75 cents to
an eastern firm for a receipt to make $100
a month without work. The answer was
neatly printed and contained these
words : ' 'Fish for suckers with our bait. "
The pet Jor oy cow of a Fillmore
county farmer drifted with tlio storms of
last week , but was foiinu four days after
snugly tucked away in tlio hollow of n
corn stalk which had been overturned
by the wind
Grand Island has decided that gas Is
just the thing for tlio town. Albert S.
Maxwell submitted a proposition to the
city council , winch was accepted , to
build first-class works , with capacity
suiliclent for a city of 15,000 iicoplo.
Private consumers are to bo charged
$3.50 per 1,000 feet and the city is to pay
$ ' , ' .50 per month for each gas lamp , The
council wisely refused to grant tin ox-
? ! ' . : : ! .70 rviiCS5. : & * \Y"0 l i-yes jo Lo
gin work as soon as tlio host is out of the
There are 1,600 Indians on reservations
in the territory.
The town of Buffalo proposes to tax
Chinese laundries $100 per month.
John Roberts turned loose on Alex.
Callaway in Cheyenne , Wednesday , and
shot away his heel and put a bullet
through his arm , There was a colored
woman in the fracas.
Evanston boasts of a heroine , the 12-
year-old daughter of a ranchman near
town. She was left alone with three
younger children , tlio parents being
called to town , and becoming lonesome ,
decided to go to a neighbor's house three
miles nw y , The snow was deep and
heavy , but she managed to get tlio httlu
ones within u mile of the luiuso , when
they lay down exhausted , Taking oil'
her clo.tk , shawl nn.il , dross .she luekcd
them together In a snow bank and ran
ahead for help. She was successful , but
on retnrninpr to the cot In the snow one
of the children was dead and the other
two nearly so. They were promptly
cared for. however , and their lives saved.
lhe ! heroine of the tramp had her faOc ,
neck and hands badly frorcn.
Tlio Pnclllo Const.
Tlio Nevada state prison cost $10,081.00
to maintain during 188 , " ) ,
The Nevada militia cost the state
$ otl-tSO for armory rent during 1 35.
Stock In Arizona has not suffered , nor
is it likely to sull'or from severe storms ,
The as-ies cd valuation of the Central
Pacilie Itailioad company's properly in
Nuvada In 188.1 was $0,41,100.0. , ! !
A revivalist in Sacramento publicly an
nounced that llto city was mortgaged to
the devil The natives promptly fore
closed on his contribution bov.
A supposed artesian well at Santa Rosa ,
which was struck nt tlio depth of forty
I cot , proved to derive its abundant How
from the city water company's reservoir.
That well has been corked up.
Official reports nmko the moan average
height of Montana above the sea 51,1)01) ) )
feet ; that of Nevada 5,000 ; of Now Mexi
co ftIWl ) ; and of Colorado 7,000.
Grns-dioppers In myriads have hatched
out along the Mokelumuo river. They
are nol larger than liens , but the cold
weather Ims'iitit Imtl tlio anticipated I ef
fect of killing them oil' .
Ono of the now leads recently dis
covered in Sacnnncntn dNiriot , south
east of Kyo Patch , Nevada , has boon
named "Senator Bock. " In honor of Ihu
gieat Kentucky champion , vvhlln another
lead 1ms been called "Senator KvarU. "
Oh , the wonder a w'eddlugatouses
In ( lie minds oCtho female sov !
They niu rm Ions , they are tiulou.-i ,
At details that them peiplev ;
And In mote than a huiidicd houses ,
\Vhcic there lives a dame or maid ,
Tliouah they may not know either belle or
They ate talking just tlio same.
And the end of the consultation
On tlioliiid.il pair \\ill bo
mat they all must go to the chinch , you
And the ex-lemony see.
If the mall bag bi ings them no invitation ,
"O , 'twas ' sent but It never came , "
'ilicy will siy , to you , and they'll take a pew
And they'll sec It just the same.
And fordavsand for days thereafter ,
They will loin : at the table sit ,
And v\ \ ill eat and drink and will nod and
As thej constantly talk ol II.
They ale pionf against all Immhtcr
That is meant thcii fault to shame ,
And they would not stop , If their tongues
jon'd lop ,
For they 'd vviitc It just the same.
JIOM2Y FOU Till ; LiADIKS.
The new lace apionsaie exQiilsltc and ex
.letseys have the high collar and cuffs of
m\inljout : \ chenille.
Sonic ot the new hinges me tipped with
setiuins and eats eyes.
Double mull.s , one lot1 each bandaro found
in the ends ol the mantles.
The latest Oaibaiism Is the adoiument of
bonnets vv ith sky laiks. What nest' '
Plush chemisettes gatheied at tlm waist
aie fastened vv ith beads ol the same .shade.
A man about tob'nild a lionso advettlses
forpioposals.Vh > don't the gills tiy tnat
Overshoes oiipht to be worn by eveiybody
to insuie health in our iadlc.il ch.uigcs of
Lisle tluead and silk gloves aie shown
with a fleece lining , makiui ; them dcshablo
lor winter wear.
Some Washington belles have inidcilaken
fo making society women winy canes with
hammeied silver heads.
Dellralely tinted giayfeafhei fans In a
varietv ot loims aie tavoiites , haimonl/.lug
with almost any toilette.
Bonnets of all shades of led , fiom the daik-
esl to the most biilliant , lelleved b } jet beads
and ornaments are much vvoin.
The principal diireiem-n between a woman
and an nmbiella is--vvell , sometimes you can
shut up an umhiclla. say.s the poet Kiggs.
A Washington mail-milliner pit-diets that
in a few vt'.irs tlio diess ot fashionable
women u ill IHS unite like that of fashionable
Panels and soaifs with ends to cot respond
aie to lie found in faille Kraiiealse with satin
and plush snipes. They aie In all the even
The waists of mounting die.sses aie made
to imitate a gentleman's coat , abilghteolmed
mateilal being set in vustwlso vvlimo the
shut would be.
Black , while or leddlsh-tintcd faces are
woin over coloied undi-idresses A variety
ol toilettes may thus be aiiatigcd at compara
tive ! ) little expense.
Kutloiis me ol gieat si/oandare used for
liimmiiig without any laKou d'etic. Thcio
excessive Use will piobably cause the fuucy
tor them ( o be shoil lived.
They say the latest In wateiproofs is small
with a rubber lining , but which is so flight
that it falls In as giarelul folds as though the
silk weie the only matfiinl used.
This season ban not piodnccd anything
piutller thuii lace muffs , which aie canted at
ilieicceptlons mid have iialmal flowers fas
tened to them by a gold 01 other ornamental
Boncln Jersey cloth Is a novelty. The sm-
face is eoveied up vvlttismall loops ol vaiious
si/es. Ills miulo In all thu daik eolois , as
well as in cieam while , rose and delicate
Jet bonnntfi , jet collars. Jet nlaslions. jet
buckles and jet on uvuiy Imaginable pint ot
the costume , and yet wo wonder why women
aie tlied when they cairy sncha weight of
waulioho. - *
\Vliataio railed hunting jackets are woin
by young ladies at homo. They are madeol
corduroy and have huge soup-pinto buttons
made of hoi n. In Pails they would piobably
be called chic.
A woman who has taken in sovvlng/orn
couple ol jeaiH to summit her la/y and
dinnkcn husband , i-oy.s it Is suimlslng that
the board ot health has not had her Indicted
for malntaldlng u nuisance ,
A close obsiimfind Hint no matter how
homely a woman Is she Is jiiit as much en
titled to stand up in n ciowdcd lioi.secaras
her moie good-looking sihlci. And slngu-
faily enough the men always let hm.
Thcioam many vailcticH ot lace caps lor
elderly ladlns , and now that the young people
ple mow bll caicd for In fashions for a month
or two , many suggestions nut coming lor
the o thus far neglected by Uamo Fashion.
The young women of a Connecticut town
havefoimeda veiy laudable organization ,
known as the "Tongue Guard. " Kach mem
ber drops u penny In a box every time she
says a word against anybody. The money
Is given to the poor and poverty ts lapldly
decreasing lu thotcnvn.
KITeetive diesses aio maoo ontbcly of plain
tulle in several shadesol the same color. It
in pink , the fits ! slcntwould bo ot deep pink ,
Hm second a liltlo lighter , the third still
lighter , while the outer skirt would bo tlm
delicate tint of a blush lose , The bodice
would lie of blush ioso phibh with the shaded
effect peculiar to the labile. .
it is quite fashionable to put a glHteiill' '
iiteiP.1-11)1 ! ! ! ! 011 ! " , > Vlw ' It Ir mumged
/ 'COa iuy v" ' " U ° H > ical and artificial
flowers aio again worn In tlm hall , and with
the now basket plaits a high Spanish comb Is
again made use of , This comb i often set
sideways , in tlio coquettish manner that be
comes some women , while It makcaothcis ap
pear very ildlculous.
Tlioslmpleat tollelto may borendpictl qulto
"druvsy" by thu addition of ono of the many
devices for "euilcbmeiit" of plain bodices.
Lace In stialuht plaits hanging loosely or
fastened at the waist by a belt , ami shoit
chemisettes leat'hiui. only half way down to
the bodice , aio equally in favor with the col-
aictto of folded ciapo or thu coqnilles ot lace
having folds of crapu on cither side ,
The Ladles' silk cultuin society of Califor
nia is In quite a flutter. Theio\vad a incut-
Ing of the society in Uan Fianclac'i ono day
last.vveck and , Just bcloio thu adjournment
one of the membei.s asked If .Miss Kll/abcth
Cleveland had acknowledged flu u-cclpt of
some black silk hose , or to bo plainer still , a
pair of black silk stockings made tromCall-
lot nin silk. It was staled that sbo had not.
although anothei member Intimated tliut
they weio pipbubly vvoin out by Hilt time ,
Tim Is quite too sad.
Little flower , rosy tlntcd (
In my letter sleeping ,
liovv many sericta never hlnlcxl.
Slumber In thy keeping' . '
Blue ejc spied theo on some mounlftlu
In the distant , west ,
Or perhaps tij gushing fountain ,
I.ltlle baud , so while and tender.
Cruelly took thy life ;
But he who saw the sweet offciulcf
Ne'er could feel the kill fo.
Did she lie thee on her bosom ,
Xear her throbbing licait ?
Was my memory , little flower.
Held In any pail' . '
I w 111 keep thee as a token
Ol some filelidlj thought.
Though thy silence , still unbroken *
Seems wlllt sadness fraught.
Knoxvlllc , Temf. , Is bulll ovcra pave , and
occasionally thu bottom ot a street dtops out.
A coleicd woman living near Montgomery ,
Ala. , ( M\o Ml III to fourchildicti a lew dav *
ago. ' 1 hey were all liv Ing and doing well at
( ilnn Cove , Long Island , boasts tlm largest
dog In Die colintiv. lie Is a St. Dcrnuid ,
measmes seven lect eleven Inches fiom the
tip of his nose to the end of his tail , stands
twenty-live Inches high , weighs 1W pounds
and has never been vaccinated.
The people in llnrnelt county , N. C. , have
been fosinir geese , ducks , chickens , pigs ,
sheep and hnulH in a m > stei ions way. Final
ly It was deelded to Indhl a huge trap and
bait it with a llvu toose. T.to second day af-
tei the Imp was batted they found in it a bald
eagle whoM ) wings fiom tl | > to tip measured
ten teet. The bltd was taken fiom the tiap
A hi ace of tame doves were kept on a ves
sel iccently w locked on the Now England
coast , and liom which the captain's wife and
childien were lost. When the bodv of ( be
wile was found on theshoio one of the doves
was on the body and flew to the house to
which the ii'iualus ot the diovvncd woman
weie eouveved , unit peeking nt the window
gained admission ,
A gill , lilyoaifl old , who has giovvn only an
Inch In height since she was two jears old ,
and has gained but little In weight , was bo-
loio the Concord ( N. II. ) Medical society at
Its annual meeting a few days ago. Theglil
weighs ( hitty-ll\e pounds and Is iliiily-lhteo
Indies high , lias never been sosetely slrknnd
is unusually healthy. Her mind scums to
havustoppcd giowlug at the same time.
Scientific men havu been poiploxcd for
manj jcais over the phenomenon of a certain
well at Yakutsk , Slboila. A Russian mer
chant lu IbW began to dig the well , but ho
gave u ] ) the task tlneo .veais later , whmi ho
had dug down thiity feet and was still In sol-
tdlv fio7on gtoiind. The Russian Academy
of Sciences dug away at the well for months
but Mopped when It had leached a depth ol
JivJ loot , when the giound was still ho7on
haul as a loci ; , in 1HII the academy had the
teinpciatme cat ol idly taken at vaiious depths
and fiom tiieio data It was estimated thai the
uroiind was fro/en to a depth of 111' . ! feet. Al
though the pole of the gicatost cold Is in the
piovlnce or Yakutsk , not even the terrible
seveiity of the Siberian winters could licczo
the giound to a depth of GOO feet ,
Professor MIyako. of the Japanese Na
tional nniver.-ily , has invented n new
form of European costume which is high
ly commendable for sanitary reasons. It
is now stated that the students of the
medical department of the Tokio uni-
vcr.-ity. nnmberin" ; over 2,000 , haves been
ordered to wear clothing of this descrip
BLOOD HUMORS I
HUMILIATING rjmptlniis. Itchliiirand Hum-
lnr bUin toitutns , loathsome soius , anil
nvcrj gppclon ol Itching ; , seiily , pimply , liihur-
Iti'd , hciol'uloiis mid coiitiutloua ( INeuses of thu
blood , skin mill cnlp , with lo--i ol lialr.'limn In-
liini-y tnolilnico , mo positively i-uieit by Cntl-
cum , tliu KII'M hltlo cmo , unit Cuilciini Soap ,
mi oxqiiialto Kclin bt-mitlllt'r. oMoi-jiallv , unit
Cutlriiiu iti'foluim , tlio mm blood puilllurIn-
COVERED wFl'II SORES.
I linvo been milk-led slnco lint Miucliilli n
skin iliM'a-u thu ilootoia Lull oc/omii. My Inco
wusrovorcil vvllli senlis unit no KM , anil tlio Itch-
IIIK mill Inn nlmr PI u almost imbciii.\lilo. Hoc-
IIIK jour Ciitluiuu Itumedlus MI highly ici-om-
munilcil , foiK-lmled lo ive tlium u trlnl. uslnj ?
tlio Ciitlciiru unit ( 'iitlciiiii Soap ( . \tmimlly , ami
Itt'Sohcnt Intc'i nully , lor lour mimllip. I cull
myscll iMi i ml , In miitltuilc lor which I imiUi-
this public statement.
statement.MIIS. . CI.AIIA A. l'itiiiincic. : ) :
llroiul fhook , Conn.
SCALP , FACK"EARS AND KECK.
I wns iiMllclnd with cc'/fiun on the sealp , tncc ,
pain and ni'rklilc li UK-di iifrtrlst , u hero 1 got
your remedies , pioiiomicrd oia > ol'thu or * > t
CU5U3 linn liuil como iimltiliN iiotlco , Ho nil-
vl.snd iiio to try jour Cullouia Ituinoilk-H , unit
niter Iho ilnv'b nun my ti-nlii anil piutot my
tuco v010 ontbcly cured , nml I liojic ; in another
wi-i-U to Imvo my cais , neck , and tlio ether putt
ot my ftK-u cmi/d. HIKMAN : Si.vni ; .
i'M K Hth slicct , Now York.
ITCHING DISK ASICS CURED ,
Cnllciirn stnmls nt the licnil of Us class
ospet-Iiilly Is this the CIIMI with tlio ( 'utlour-
Soup. HIIVO lind mi usually ( jimd $ ale this sum
mer , on'lnf , ' to tlio prevalence ol nn uwKi'iivulciI
foim ol lleli tliionith hoinn lou.illllelu ) tlm
country , In nlilcli tlm Ciitlcuiu lumoilios pun oil
eaihlnclory. W. L , llAiumui , Dnigglal.
Unionlown , Ky.
Are Fold by nil ( linguists. 1'rloo : Cutlcura , fi9
els. ; HcBohent : $1.UJ , Soup , ! Wc. 1'iepiiiL-il by
tllO 1'OTTHIl DllUdNllCllKHIOU , Co. , IloStOIl ,
Muss. Send for "How to Cuio Skin
TtT1 A TITIKV "ID compUxloo uml fckln by
DXJjra.U usinir tint Uiitluinu Soap.
'I'm. SI.VMNO M.u'iiiNi : Is tlio cwiso
of iiteihm pains unit weakness. For
uohliitf Hidus uml Imt'k , Milnoy pnln H
M'lutlca , chest pains , \\caknosn an
Inlluinimillon , tlm Ciillcuia Antl-11 ni
J'Justur Is hiliillible. Uoc.
Ten Years Maintained Superiority.
STEAM COOKED ,
CRUSHED WHITE OATS
AM ) OTIIIIll
American Breakfast Coronls.
Afllf for A , 11,0. Ili-miil 01113 % ( IlogrlsloielTiiiln
.Mark. ) 1'orc'ilo In- nil Kroums 8onil fui-olr *
83'Murray st. , NEW YORK.
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CtiloiiK" , Mihviudiee.
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