Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 02, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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only Monday morning paper published In tin
Bin to.
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One Year , without pi omliitn . , . 1.2
Blx Months , without premium . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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connrst'ONl > r.xcF. :
Allcommiinlcnllon1) rclntlnj ? to ncvrq nml oiH
torlnl matters slioulil bo addressed to tlio Kui
uonotiiKllKii. .
All bnslnrn litters ninl remittances should b (
nadii'Kseil to IIIB HKK rum.ipiiiNO COUPINV
OMAHA. Drafts , checks and postofllco onion
to bo mmlo pa ) iiblo to tlio onlor ot tlio conipimy.
m m poBiisHiiclipiiiii ,
HUNTINU tlio polo is Hl.smarok's latos
freak. Another Arctic explorer , so t <
speak ,
Dn Tiisaii's : 1ms arrived at Colon , Hi
will roach a full stop buforo ho saili
through tlio canal.
AN appropriate niiinu for the Saturday
evening coasting \votiltl bo a "carnival 01
ncoldonts. " The wonder is that nobodj
wa4 killcil.
lias "kissed the queen'f
linnd , " which moans In common Kuglisl
lias expressed Ills willingness to form :
now ministry.
from some of the Into ruling !
of the jumping jacks of the railroads ir
in Nebraska , the sins ot "commission'
nro worse than those of omission.
Ir misery loves company Hie sovci
men who nro to bo liangcd on ono gal
lows at Fort Smith on April 23 will no
loci lonely. This is about the only cense
lalion that can bo given them under UK
Tun Chicago Tribune has a long cdito
rial upon tlio subject of uniting the clom
ocratlo parly. If it is split as wide opoi
in other states as it Is in Nebraska , iti
unification would bo as impossible as the
union of oil and water.
Tun Marquis do Mores thinks of ex
porting "frames" of lean young stock U
Prance to bo there fattened by the Frcncl
farmers. This has at times been quite i
trade with Scotland. Mores says ho car
land the stock in Franco for $50 a head
tvnd that when fattened they will bi
worth $130.
Tin : Cincinnati Graphic of Jammrj
CO has a spirited sketch entitled "Inri
tatlng the Empress of Austria Omahf
Girls Enjoying a Horseback Ride. " Tin
Graphic makes the following comment
"Omaha is celebrated for the darinj
horsemanship of itsyonngladics , and tin
artist has made a spirited picture o ;
three ballus enjoying a morning ride. "
A SINGULAH discovery has just bcei
made in DCS Moinos. A prominent citi
zen who is honestly entitled to the title1
of colonel and judge ha& during bis rcsi
donee of several years in that city nevci
boon called anything but plain "Mr. *
Tliis is the only authenticated case of tin
kind on record. That gentleman is cnti
tied to tlio prize As the most modest mar
in the United States , if not in the world
OMAHA ranks fourteenth in last week's
report of the thirty-one clearing bouse
cities. Her clearances amounted t (
$3,058,880. Her increase over the corresponding
pending week of last year was 433-K
per cent. Now York , Omaha and Bostor
lead the country in the percentage of in
crease. ' Omaha is sandwiched in between
twoon the t\vo great financial centers o :
the country. Omaha is doing quito well
SiwiXG : machines are receiving greal
attention from inventors of late. One
kind is hold in tlio hand. Another ir
Germany has a musical attachment
which plays several tunes to the dolighl
of the operator. This leads an esteemed
contemporary to remark "that it is quite
within tlio possibilities that they wil !
eventually have thorn with bath rooms
attached and perhaps , bay windows ami
a ball room. "
MOXTKEAI. is now nearly free from the
small-pox plague , wbloh has paralyzes
that city for bimonths. . The number ol
deaths is equal to the per centago oi
cholera deaths. Besides the numerous
fatalities , business has been completely
ruined , and the result is that many houses
have failed , whllo others are trembling
ill the balance. All this is the result oi
the suporstltious opposition to vaccina
tlem on the part of the French Canadians ,
To prevent a repetition of the plague
every effort should bo made to convince
the French Canadians of the foolishness
of their superstition , and to induce them
to become vaccinated.
Tun Chicago Tribune lias opened c
lively warfare upon the telephone ser
vice in that eity , The evil of the bob
tail telephone service , as the Tribum
calh , it , consists in the tact that it im
poses the most posilblo labor upon the and the least possible upon
the umploycs of the company. This u
iSqually true of the service In Omaha as ll
to of that In Chicago , and the following
applies nearly as much here as it doe *
thcro ;
One lequest fora connection should sunico
The cleiks ot the company should then per
fouu the labor ( often very dying fo tin
nerves and temper ) of putting the peisous
who wKh to speak In communication will
each other. If this vvcio done , Itwoulellesi
ficauently happen that the vvioiifjconnec
lion would bo made , ami when made UK
nilstnko could bo Instantly collected. Now
when the vv rene poison Is called up , It is r
mutter of live or ten minutes toattiacttlu
attention ot the telephone exchange , so thai
the ciioueous connection may bo biokeii
uethei light one inaele. * * *
It tlio Dob-tall piiuelplo weio eauleel oul
iu other utr.ilrs ; is it is In the telephone busl
aes * . wo bhould e.\cct ! lo MM a man blncli
< mo of hh own boutvvhlle a boj bhivkeul the
; otliei ; or r.iu > in nis on u simp while the * &r-
vautnuved tml ! i\l. irhohl his e-nb horse
. l y Uio i-iMij vvhilo llietlrhori'llinbeelilovvii
fioinln'ii'iil. IMict i dii-tlrodt the telephone
feuivUi111.11 M.I-.I. o-i' . d-i not get vv'ml '
thc > i > : i MIT. 'IHu-.v In 1U i iiu the telephone
wnthei ; uiiti\o | I.iii , witli the linpoitaul
ttUUm i u that , \\hii : ihfj I'.o'iliiifjesliaiool '
tUj' 4\oi , Ou-.v tli i. > t s1 f > of the dvl' |
A BlAStcil CnmpnlRii.
The shrlokcrs for the dcmonc.tiz.itlon
of silver in the cast ate receiving pooi
con elation so far from congress. The
antl-siheritcs make a poor showing whoii
sot against the advocates of n double
standard. There Is not the shadow of a
shade of n possibility that cither senate
or house will pass any measure , looking
towards the dishonoring of a portion oi
our national currency. The temporary
suspension ot the coinage , which before
congress mot was considered probable ,
is now very doubtful. The only effect of
the howling crtisndo of the banker ami
broker brigade haa been to solidify the
opposition to any change in the coinage
law. Senators like John Sherman ami
William M. Evarts , who wore contidentlj
counted upon to champion the attack
which was to drive silver from our cur
rency , decline the duty. On tlio con
trary , Mr. Sherman comes to the front
with a measure whoso avowed aim and
object is to maintain both metals in cir
culation , and to furnish n monthly mar
ket of from $2,000,000 to ? 4,000,000 for
the pioducts of our mines , that amount
of bar bullion to bo exchanged for certi
ficates redeemable In coin at the market
rate of silver on the day of redemption
In every elobato raised by the Introduc
tion of this silver question in congress ,
the monometallism have boon at a dis
Expressions ot opinion in Europe lately
furnish new arguments lor the advocates
of tlio maintenance of a double standard ,
At a recent mooting of the International
Bimotalllst association in London whore
not only the bank of England but several
of the greatest private banking houses of
the city were represented , the meeting
expressed a strong hope that silver would
bo restored to the coinage of civili/.ed
Europe. It is expected that the forth
coming reports of the royal commission
on the causes of the present depression
of business will specify the demoraliza
tion of silver in England as ono of the
most efficient onuses. The Gorman min
ister of finance , too , has expressed him
self very strongly in favor of a reconsid
eration of the course taken by Germany ,
Incidents such as those elo not bear oul
the assertions of the Wall street literary
bureau that a singlu standard and pros
perity go hand in hand ami that a return
to a double standard in England and
Germany is no longer discussed as ono of
the possibilities of the future. On the
other hand they bulwark the proposition
of the bimetallism in this country who
demand the maintenance of a double
standard side by side with the coinage of
an honest dollar.
A Poor Policy.
Omaha has reached a point in her ele-
vclopment where experimenting ought
to bo a thing of the past. She has boon
fortunate int suffering less in this way
than most of her rivals. In her pave
ments and sewerage she has profited
from the mistakes of others anel lias secured -
cured the best at the very outset. The
Farnam street macadam was the only
experiment in this line , anel that mistake
was remedied at comparatively little
cost. But there has always been more or
less trifling with the matter of grades ,
owing to the short sighleel opposition
of property owners who could
not look beyond immediate
damage to future advantages.
Grades have been established in the tirst
place as matters of compromise after
much struggling on the part of interested
lot owners only to be found entirely in
adequate to the changed conditions of
trade and traffic in this rapidly advanc
ing metropolis. The light over the Far
nam street grade resulted In a comprom
ise which , while materially improving
that thoroughfare , eloes not fully cover
the requirements. The same contest Is
in progress over Loavonworth street.
The grade on Sixteenth street is now being -
ing assailed and mi eleventh hour move
ment made to make it what it should bo
from Harnoy street to the point whore
tlio viaduct is to begin.
The Bnc cannot too strongly urge upon
property owners and the council to unite
in demanding that the linlf-wny policy of
tlio past bo abandoned and that future
improvements shall bo inaugurated and
carried out with a view to their assured
permanency. The question of Farnam
street is settled by the court hou o loca
tion , but on the other streets men
tioned no such barrier is in the way of a
radical and lasting solution of the prob
lem of proper grade establishment. To
cut the dog's tail off. by inches is painful
to the unlinal and unsatisfactory to the
operator. But this Is just what Omaha
has boon doing for years in grading and
rojrniding her principal streets. Itis high
time that it should slop.
THE coke operators in Pennsylvania ,
according to the Philadelphia Times , are
gelling some very unpleasant experience
witli cheap labor. Some time ago , in or
der to break tlio backbone of a strike for
higher wages , some of the leading coke
burners imported a lot of Hungarian
miners. By this means thoysuccceded in
driving out tlio old miners and boasted
that they were masters of the situation.
But it soon turned out that the Hungari
ans wanted higher wages , and now the
question is pressing , who is to drive out
the Ilungaiians ? While the old miners
went out peaceably , the Hungarians propose -
pose to fight before they go , and promise to
give no end of trouble before the strug
gle is ended. And tills leads the Times
to remark that "cheap labor is often
dear , The lesson to the coke operators ,
however , is that u peaccablo , law-abiding
mining population is cheaper in the long
run , oven at a higher rate of wnges , than
a half-olvillyed horde of foreign workmen ,
who soon learn to strike for higher
wngcs and accompany tlioir strike with
all manner \lolonco. . The importu-
lion of cheap foreign labor for tlio pur-
poao of carrying a point against native
strikers doesn't pan out well In the end ,
as the coke operators are learning to
their cost , "
Tin ; attacks of the organs of tiio Bell
telephone company upon Secretary Lamar -
mar and Attorney General Garland have
finally made themselves felt in congress
by the passage of a resolution of inquiry
into the charges which are supposed to
affect unfavorably the olllcml integrity
of thcso two members of Mr. Cleveland's
cabinet. The charges , briolly stated , uro
that Attorney General Garland is a largo
stock holder in the P.iu Electric Telephone -
phone , a rival of the Bell company , and
that his personal Interest in that organiz
ation was the guiding oaus pf the suit
recently ordered to bo begun in thu
name of tuo government to v -
cato the patents of the Bell bonanza
Mr , Garland , it scorns , purchased liii
stock long befoto lie became attorney
gonoral. Thcra is no evidence to shov
that ho has used his ofllclnl inllucnco te
advance its value. On the contrary , in
emphatically declined to institute proceed
Ings to test the validity of tlio Bell pat
cuts , and claims to bo In no way rospon
flible for Secretary Lainnr'a decision tipor
the recent hearing. But it Is unfortunate
for appearance sake if nothing else , thai
the attorney general did not promptly
dispose of his interest in the company the
moment that it became apparen
that the success of the enter
prise was in any way depeniten
upon the attitude of the gom'iiniont
By his failure to do so ho laid himscl
open to attack from a powerful corpora
lion , who nro certain to defend their as
sailed franchises by every available
means , fair or foul. The assault on Secretary
rotary Lamar is entirely uncalled for
Hls decision that n suit should bo cnleree
against the Boll company in tlio name ol
tlio government was arrived at after r
laborious hearing of nil sides of the case
Now evidence was adduced which fur
nished strong presumption that Iho pat
cut ofllco was used to defraud Gray of hi :
rights lo a patent. Upon this presump
lion Mr. Lamar acted , and very properly
directed legal investigation by suit.
Wunx Proctor Knott made his famous
funny speech about the glorious possibili
ties of Dtiluth , "the oily of the unsalteel
seas , " ho little thought that it would ovei
attain the growth and importance which
it has acquired during tlio hist live years.
Utr Ing this period Dultith has increased
its population 080 per cent , and its receipts
and shipments of grain 700 per cent ,
As a grain center it now stands next to
Chicago , and it will continue to main
tain that position. Numerous immense
elevators have been built there , and the
number Is being increased every year ,
Largo flouring mills nro being con
structed , and wo have every reason to
believe that in n very few years
D ninth will outrank Minneapolis
as n Hour manufacturing city.
Coal can bo transported as cheaply lethe
the Superior iron and copper mines aa
the ores can bo oarricil to the coal , anel
hence the people of Dulutli see no ob
stacles in the way of turning out iron
and copper for themselves and the entire
northwest. In all probability it will
soon become a good iron and copper
manufacturing place , anel this great in
dustry will adil many thousands to its
population. Dulutli certainly has bright
prospects , and is destined to become ono
thqgreat cities of the northwest.
CIIANGI : s in fourth-class postmasters
are. not being made so rapidly as they
were at first. When the machine was in
good working order over * 000 changes a
etay were made , but the number has been
reduced to 100 a day. Since March 4th
about 15,000 fourth-class postmaster have
been appointed. The number of offices
of this class , which includes nil postofiiees
where the compensation is under $1,000
per year , is about 50,000 , and there are a
great many changes made necessary , in
dependent of the will of the department.
Then there are some 2,000 now offices es
tablished each 3 car , and a largo number
are discontinued. The work of making
changes simply for change's sake is
about over , anel tlio future move'inont
will bo to fill the vacancies caused by
resignation , and lo supply now offices
with postnuislors.
OUH thrifty neighbor , Fremont , is jubi
lating over the certainty of a straighten
ing out of Iho Elkhorn Valley line so as
to encircle the city , anel the extension of
that road to Lincoln , giving Fremont now
avenues for trade. Fremont is one of the
prettiest anel liveliest of Nebraska cities
of the second class , and is increasing
rapidly in population ami importance.
OMAHA is not tlio only city in which
councilmen have boon charged with
bribery. Nineteen members of the Pitts-
burg city council have been charged
with bribery and corruption. Why the
charge did not include the other member
is what puzzles us at this distance. 820-J 11 immigrants on tercel the
United States last year. This is a de
crease of 19 per cent since the 3 oar be
fore. While times continue as hard over
Iho country , always excepting Nebraska ,
wo can stand Ibis falling off without com
plaining. Heavy immigration means in-
creuseel competition in the labor market.
EIOIIT senators are anxious that execu
tive sessions shall no longer bo holel with
closed eloors , Their rapid conversion is
said to bo eluo to a deslro to discuss the
president's nominations before the pub
lic , and not on account of any feeling
that secret sessions are useless and anti-
quatcel relics of the past.
IT was pretty small business in the son-
atacommittco donjlng Gen. Howard the
right to accept the decoration of the
French Legion of Honor. Gen. Howard's
principal elecoration is an empty sleeve
given him by a confederate cannon ball
at Fair Oaks.
THK Cincinnati /oological gardens are
encumbered with a debt of § 183,000 , and
it is announced that they must bo sold
unless the mortgage is promptly raised.
This shows how a zoological garden can
dwindle down into a white elephant.
GEXKIIAI , HAZUN is in hot water once
more. This time the charge ) made is that
ho has recklessly squandered government
money in the signal service , contrary to
law. It begins to look as if Harcn was
reaching the end of his tether.
Tin ; horrible discovery of the Herald
that Pre-sidont Bcchol has sold or is about
to sell his house and lot , will send a thrill
of laughter througn the city. Mr. Bechel
should now follow Tom Cummings
-and go.
Dn. MIT.UCK has tripped east lo prove
to the heads of the departments at Wash
ington that ho is quito out of politics. Ho
will have a few remarks to make on be
half of the packing-house democracy.
Two days have paused and no paper
wails have been lircel ul the slaughter
house democrats. Is Dr. Miller's gun
out of order ? '
L will not accept a seat in the
English cabinet. Ho knows batter than
to hamper his influence by an enforced
endorsement of any ministerial policy ,
Another "
The Herald has made'another "slat-
ling discovery" of a genuine marc's no !
in tlio ca o of President of the Counc
Bcchcl. According { o Its' editor there ai
strong grounds for believing that Mi
Bechel has sold his Omaha real estate
which , it assumes , at once dl quallllc
him for holdingollicuin the city coiinci
Tins announcement wotilel bo startling I
true. Unfortunately fen * our spnsmodl
contemporary it is lint borne out by
reasonable constructlbn of the law. Th
city charter requires ns ono of the nondi
tlons of eligibility to the ofllco of council
man that the candidate shall bo a res
estate owner. The object oi this pro1 , i. lo
is to raise the character of the bodyb
provieling that none but tax-payers slml
levy taxes on citizens. But the law nc
where says that couuollnion must retail
the pieces of propoity which the ,
owned when they entered ofllco. If i
did , in nine eases out of ton thcro coul
bo no transfers of real estate by council
men during their incumbency. Ever ,
councilman who happened to own enl ,
a single lot would bo debarred from real
izing on it oven if ho purchased unothc
with the proceeds within Iwolvo hour
after the sale. Such a construction of th
law is foolish and absurd. It would re
quire a daily inspection of the real estat
transfers to determine whether the conn
ell was properly constituted. Wo are no
informed whether President Bcohol ha
or has not sold his Omaha real estate
But we apprehend that it makes llttl
difference. Such an inquiry will be i
proper ono when ho comes up forro-clec
lion in April. At the close of his term o
ofllco it has no interest to the public n
Foil may years past the Ponnsylvauii
railroad company has controlled the legislature
islaturo of Now Jersey , boely and soul
Us ownership seems to bo as strong a
ever , judging from the recent protest o
thai boely against the briilging of thi
Arthur Kill lo Staten Island by the Balti
more and Ohio , which hopes in lliis waj
lo secure an independent entrance int <
Now York. The legislature , primed b ;
the Pennsylvania lobby , warns congres :
not to authorize thu bridjjo on the grotme
that it wotilel be an infringement of stall
rights. This is shpcr nonsense. Tin
righl of congress lo bridge navigable
waters is unquestioned , ami arises fron
its power over Interstate commerce. Ne
ono ever disputed its righl to grant the
charier to tlio St. Louis bridge company
the Omaha bridge and n half do/.oi
SKXATOH LOGAN has [ been prcsenlce
with a live American ! eagle by admiring
fricnels in East Tennessee. Ho will cm
the caglo loose in 18SS > . "
CANDIDATES for governor keep bob
bing up all over the statet , There is n <
lack of gubornationartimb'cr , such as it is
St. Edwards Star : Ju'&t how , the suit has o :
will terminate , wo have noti learned , but ate
willing lo modlct thattllolfman's damagci'
chninctor will not be repaired live ) cents wort !
by this suit. c i
Nance County Journal':11'ho : ' fust step ii
tlio great libel suit otJ.l7ifilton | , Hoflnmi
against theeditor ot tlieBuu is the taklnc o :
tiie deposition of the man who in 1878 lenl
Hoffman a lioiso and never saw the hoisc at
tenvard. It is veiy damaging testimony
tiom which It appeals tlio plaintiff wai
not seriously misrepi evented by the Ur.r
Wo advise him to withdraw the suit or pu
down the damages to correspond with tlio ac
ttinl market value ot his character.
Weeping Water Republican : Ilosowatei'i
libel suit has been commenced in Linrolr
and now the public who like to hear people's
characters aired will bo giatified. Mr. Holt
man thought ho would di.ig the case along
but the defense , lepreseinted by Mason iV
Whi'celon , had the first deposition taken be
loic a notary. Itosowatcr is bound to see the
thing out.
ToikTiines : Rosewaterseems tobefallj
as eager for tlio light ns eloes Hoffman ; if lie
has to pay § 30,000 ho wants to pay It anil
have it oil his mind. Instead of indulglm ;
in dilntoiy motions and domurers , to whicl
we iimlcistand the pleadings of theplaintlil
were einito susceptible , the defendant ha1
gone right in and is foiciug tlio light outc
llie > plaintiff. It is about the liveliest de-fence
wo ever read about , and Hoffman will soon
be soiryif lieisnotnliondy , that liostluoel
up the hen net's nest. Alioaely the evidence
of the witness lias been taken and
is published in lull. It is thcro testified thai
llollmnn wasairested In Mi.-Moiui for hte.U
ing a Iiorso in Lincoln , and though released
without piospcution , it Is evident that the
tiaasactlon was not stlalghf. The &ult wai
biought at this late day tor political puipode'-
only , and It was supposed by the prosecution
that it would hang lira until fitter tlio scun-
toilal election and then It would doubtless
have been dismissed. Hoiowatcr has he.uled
off that scheme , however , and the action will
be a boomerang to the plaintiff.
Piesidont Clovclanel's iavoilto tune If
"Tho Mocking Uliel. "
Theodore Roosevelt denies that ho has a
pecuniary Inteiest In Iho imigiulno Outing.
General Butler In his mink overcoat ol
multitudinous folds looks llko Him la ClaiH ,
Roscoe Colliding , In a iccent speech at n
dinner , called Drover Clo\eland a "second
Abiah.nn Lincoln. "
liovcinor Hill does not caio much for so
clal orgnnUiitions , but ho is 4 ndinhci
of Indian clubs. t <
Donald O. Mitchell ( ftf Mntvcl ) is to glvo a
series of lectures on F'ngllsh llteiatino ul
New Haven this winter.1 '
Richaul Smith , of the Ciunlnnatl Cummer
cial Ga/etlc , observes tlpttho | / nownpapor
Is generally of a higher l&ne than the leaders
demand. " , i (
Mrs. James K. Polk , foldeVw of President
Polk , states thioiiisli the Nashville papoit
that shu Is not a enneliel.ito t'oV state librarian
of Tennessee. '
In appearance OoneiaVWseley / Issalel to
bo decidedly effeminate , r Hujs disposed gen
erally to bo quite sociable buiils not popular
with the rank and lilo. i
Hon. N. 0. Monk of Albany. New York ,
has ono of tholincst pilvato llliraiios In the
United Statew. It contains'"J.OOO \olume ! ) , oj
which 10,000 are valuable law books.
Miss Cleveland by her coidlnl manner anel
and Inteicstlng coincisation has made hci
weekly receptions very agreeable , ami they
have been lamely attended.
Mrs. Chief Justice Wnlto's jecoptlons in
Washington arc always Urgcly attended.
tSho Is a charming hostess and seems ever to
have tlio right word to say to tlio light peison.
Pi luce Bismarck's decoiatlon of tlio Order
of Christ In a linely w01 keel cross soveial
inches long , with a largo purediamond In thu
center and smaller diamonds radiating fiom
D. 1) . Smith , a Norrlstown dentist , has
fallen heir to about 82,000,000 , bequeathed ( o
liliubvhls grandfather , lie will now bo
nblc to get n ptill In pol'ttcs ' without taVluj
the stump.
Mrs. Fiances Anne Keiuhlo attributes lie
attainment e > f seventy-fifth year In ful
health and \Igor to her life-long pcrslsteiie
In out-elooroxeiclso. especially on horseback
In nil soils of weather.
Mine. Pnttl nt Viennaiccclvcel on the stasji
n Christinas gift In tlio form of a tieo , thi
blanches of which weie inteilaecil with i
golden chain , each link of which boio In din
nionds the name of nil opera iti which th
prlinn donna had appeared.
Of Picsldelit Cleveland a Washington cor
lesponelcnt wiltcs : "Ills whole face nue
manner bear the impicss of n lofty soul , In
spired by an earnest puiposc , and no inoii
noble and Impressive llgmo over woio tin
liomnn toga In the elajs when hoi009 o
loyal mould llveel and moveet on cailh. "
C/ifMlflo / Ktift.
Ill dealing with Iho land question , Com
mlssioiierSpaiks appears to appreciate tin
Inct that the term "Innocent purchaser'
covers n multltiulo of slnncis.
The Mont Popular Hobby.
J'.1) ' " " H Tituci.
HosownteT snjs the railroad commission li
"a roailng fnrce ami must go. " Dr. Mlllc
MIJS Gttidncr Is a membei of the slaughter
house faction , and consequently "must get. '
The Times U willing foi ( inidner to go wlici
Ills ofllco Isnbollshcdby law , and Is niixlou'
to sco the inilre > ael commission bounced bj
the next icglslatuio. Hosew.Ucr Is ildlng tin
most popular hobby , and Ills candidate foi
"uolng" will distance the doctot's much
gloomed rncci.
A IlnrilVorel to Tackle.
ir jii(7 ( ll'dlcr Itepiilillcan ,
The Lincoln .Journal says the evidence
llusewntcr Is attempting lobilug ngalus
Hoffman in the elaiii.isrosalt Is diaphanous
That is a very luid woul or a countiy edtlo i
to tackle mid we suggest that In the fiitmo tin
Journal will say "clear , " IIlll bo easier foi
Ihc typo and lesson Iho number of lunatics.
A Case ofljibcl.
PhllaiMltlita Via" .
"Hcic , Pettifog , the Til-\Vcekly \ Clniion
has denounced mo as a fraud and a swindler ,
and I want lo site It for libel. "
"Well aio Iho charges true'.1"
"Suppose they mo what has that got to elo
with the matter' . ' "
"Hut how ore you going to piove innllce
in the publication'.1"
"Sir , I'd ha\e you understand that hi mj
case the liuth Is always malicious. "
Juelgmcnt for plaintiff.
Ijot the Sharks Suffer the TJOSS.
Wiciitnu Water HcptiMtcan.
Heio Is another chance for our western
scnatois , nndnll eyes will be turned to\said
Van Wyck as a loader In nucstlng fiaud
upon tlio people. It Is nothing less than an
attempt on the pait of the money sharks of
New York to get a law passed by congiess to
icdcem the trade dollar at 109 cents. Those
same shaiksfnvoied their coinage for the
purpose o shipping west and the payment
of Chinese labor , The cost to lliem was but
OOcenlsanel the wcstein people and Celes
tials took them for 103 cents. They aio
now woith 75 cents , and If they can get the
govcinment to buy them for a full dollar it
would be quito a scheme. Wo have confi
dence enough in our le'prcsciitatiycs to be
lieve they will sit down on any such move
ment. Lot those who have made enough on
this fraudulent coinage suffet the loss visited
on themselves by their own actions.
Spnrks Is Doing Ills Duty ,
77. H. iriMhbiirne In the Chteatin Trtlninc.
Tlio general land office , for the last fifteen
or twenty years , has , nccoidlnsjto my Jnelc-
mont , been the most corrupt depnitmeiit that
ever existed in any government on the face
of tlio earth. 1'or yeais and ycnis the land
jobbers and Uio land giabhcis seemed to have
had tull sway theie , and it is ( mitu time they
were rooted out. And I am glad to find that
an Illinois man like Mr. Sparks lias had the
coinage to attack these stupendous abuses
and to attempt to recover for the beneiit of
the people at large some portion of the
public lands which had been obtained fiom
the government bv the railroad companies. I
hope that his hands may bo slicngthoncel and
that ho will continue in the couisu which ho
has laid out for himself. Komo say that a
prcssuio has been made upon the picsident
and upon the sccietary of the Interior , Mr.
Laniar , and that it will bo necessary tor him
to bo lemovcd. It is impossible to bciiovo
that such can bo the case ; that an honest ,
faithful and incoiinntible public otllcer
should bo hounded out of his place by the
men whoso action ho has exposed , and who
is making such laudable offoits , as I think ho
is , to get back for the government hundieds
ot millions of ncies of public lands which
have been literally lilchcd fiom Itby the land-
giant lailio ads.
Frlonels Olel ami Now.
Make new fi lends , but keep the old ;
Those aio silver , these aiogold.
New-made fiiendshins , like new wine ,
Ago will mellow nnel lolino.
Fiiendships that have stood the tests-
Time and eliamto aie siucly best.
Uiovv may wiinklc , hall giowgray ,
Fiicndshlp nevoi knows deouv.
For'mid old fi lends , tiled and tine.
Once moio wo our youth renew ,
lint old friends , alas , must die ,
Now friends must their place supply.
Cheiish iiiemdshlp in yoiu bieast ,
J < ew Is good , but olel Is best ,
Make now friends , but keep the old ,
Those aio silver , thcso are gold.
The Silver Problem.
CMmyo Tribune ,
Another interesting phase of the silver
problem is piosented by ( ho "gold con
tracts , " now so popular in Now Yorkanel
Boston. Of whatnso vvoulel it bo for con
gress to provide bimetallism or silver
monometallism if Uio capitalists who con
trol the money in the country have it
nominated in the bond that payment
must bo made in golel ? It has become
epiito thu fashion in the east to inuliulo
such a provision in notes , contracts and
bonels , and it is already an inteie'sling ,
and may become an important eiiostloii |
whether such agreements are valid. Sen
ator Van Wyck has introduced u bill in
congress declaring all "golel contract * "
void on Iho ground that tluiy are opposed
to public polioy anel intondcet to establish
a different legal fonder from that pro-
vieled by law , Under the constitution
congress not only hus power to coin
money , but to "regulate the val
ue thereof , " anel to make all
laws which shall bo necessary
and proper for rarryintr into execution"
Us legitimate authority , Now the pur
pose of Iho "golel contracts" is to destroy
the value of silver money and prevent
congress "logulating the value thurcof"
mid carrying its constitutional powers
into execution. Congroas has no spoe-ial
authority to interfere with the freedom
of contract between inelivieltmls , but it
aught to bo equally clear that cHI/.ons
liavo no right to muko ngreommits op
posed to public policy and calculated to
nullify the execution of the laws The
right of the individual cuds whom the
imblio interest begins. Senator Van
Wyck's bill may bo routtldoroel "start
ing" or even "monstrous" anel yet in
: ho couroo of a fovv years lind its way on
the statute book. Wall street has al
ways been slow In euHiipnihcmling thn
; > owonj of cougross over the national
iurremoy , and it may becomes necessary
o furnish tliu imities to the "gold con
tracts" some fuitlier enlightenment on
mints of constitutional law.
I'or beauty , forcomloit. lor linpiovcment
of the tiUii , usu only Poizlui's ponder ,
Olio of the B. & M , Fire Bugs Discovero
anel Arrested.
They nro.Jatnci niiel Chni-lcH
'Iho hatter Makes a Complete
Confession of the AVholo
Republican City ( Neb. ) Democrat
Tostcel in the elcpots of the It. & M. rail
way is a flaring advertisement of whicl
the following is n copy :
* . . #
j $ t,000 llKWAUl ) .
: A reward of OIIP Thousand
: Dollnis will bo paid by the
: Burlington > V Mbiouil ll\cr !
I Unllway Company for the ar-
: lost ami coin ictlon of any one
: nlncliiK obsli actions on Its
: hack or attempting tovierk
: ti.ilus by Intci Icdnit with
: track , eV e ) , nonunion ,
I Ass't. ( len'l. Minuiger.
* . .
hast October a dastardly attempt wni
made to wreck a passenger train on thi
Obcrlin branch by attempting to bun
the bridge near the state Hue. The faets
ns near us can bo uutht'red at this time )
are as follows ; No. 70 , Iho
leaving this city at 0:15 , in charge 01
Conductor BinUell , was proceeding
down tiiu branch at the usual rate o ;
speed when near the state line the
engineer Buddonly diseovcrcel llama1
arising from the track a short distance
ahead , At the se-eno of the conflagration
the train was stopped and with tlio ussls
lunco of passengers the trainmen mil oul
a fire which was rapidly consuming the
woodwork of a bridge structure looateel
on the farm of James ( trlines.
1111 : n.AMis :
wore cxtinguiHlied before material damage -
age ? hail been elonc. The train proceeded
on its way and to all appearances the o.X'
eilomcnt was over. The report that
reached this city did not carry witli it llic
impression thai anything of a serious na
ture had occurred or thai n dark , daring
crime had been committed. What little ;
comment tlio all'air cau'-eel was soon
ended , and , apparently , tlio fact that the
brielffo had ever been lireel was entirely
unknown by a largo portion of the people
in Ibis vicinity until the announcement ,
Tuesday , that ono of the bridge burners
had been arrested , caused some commo
tion and fresh inquiries to be made aboul
Iho matter.
It is evident to those who put out Iho
fire that it WAS the work of an incendiary ,
from the fumes of
witli which the woodwork hue ! been salu-
ruled , and as it now appears Iho scheme
of catching Iho brielgo burners was short
ly put in motion , with what success may
bo scon from the following :
Tuesday morning a boyish looking
young follow , 18 or 19 years of ago , was
brought iu on the brunch and taken to
McCook. This was Charles Grimes , a
nephew of the man James , who owns the
hind adjoining the state line , where the
bridge was fired. At McOoolc , young
G limes was taken to Superintendent
Campbell's ollico where he maelo a
( o his participation in tlio crime anel im
plicated his irfielo as the instigator of the
deed. The story he lulls is very plausi
ble. Ho says that his nnclc paid him $25
to apply the match , after Grime- ) , the el
der , had pom-eel the oils upon the bridge
and sccrcte > el himself in tlio brush. After
starling the lire he also scaled the feMico
and concealed himself in the brush. 1'rom
their hiding place : the villainous pair wit-
nossoel tlio arrival ol the pai-enyor train
and the rcsctio of the bridgo. Shortly
after the residence of James Grimes wa's
nuuNuu 'io TIII : a HOUND.
There was a largo amount of insurance
on tiio building , and the young fellow
now states that ho was instigated to
burn tli at also , receiving for the job a
double-barreled shot-gun. Wiiofhor the
uncle got his insiiranco'moncy or not is
unknown , as yet , but no has hied him
self away lo other parU. The young fellow
presses much feeling over the matter
and to case his conscience had already told
I he story of his crimes to a. Mr. Stevens
before tuo authorities seeureil him. The
location of the bridge is just over tlio line
in Norton county , Kansas , about ten
miles from this city , so that it is oxpceteel
lie will bo taken there for tiial to-day.
There will bo several applicants for
THK m\VAiti : )
of $1,000 , we understand , prominent
unong whom is John Davvton , attorney ,
of Alma. _
How tlu * TjiuN Ivalioi : { linking Btcnin
KiiKincs , ToolM , and Articles of
Chicago News : The Chic.igo manual
raining school gave its first annual re-
"option Friday afternoon and evening ,
Jltisics were at work in the wooel-work-
ng , molding , forging , and machine
shops. The lorging department or black
smith-shop la situated in the basement.
J'lio resounding iln of the anvils and Iho
lying sparks that filled the air as a Beoro
or so of young i smiths plied their ham-
nors lustily on bits ot'redhot lion
Hhovfcd that real work was going on.
Young fltneli'iits are apt to hit their
ingcr once in awhile instead of the iron ,
unel others luiyo Ino.uitlously picked up
) ieocs of uncooled metal , but ono or two
lUch experiences are generally enough to
nltiata Ihom. Tlmy wear the regular
naehinist'.s garb , the conventional
oathorn apron of the smith being dis-
) < msoil with , anel each boy hits his own
'oigo , which is furnished with a
fitcnin blast. All the smoke
s carrieel oft' by exhaust fans ,
so that the atmoHphcro in the
opin is uniformly good , The work in
Ids eluparlmcnt ix preparatory to that
lone in Iho maohino shop. The student
s ilr-it given simple ovorclM s in pound-
ng load , and these ) are tolleiwoel by lo.s-
Honsin drawiiiic , uplifting , nnel bonding
oiiiid the hon. As the student acquires
> n > liiumioy 1m IH put upon more elillicult
vork , such i\t Iho makin/r / o opon-eiyos ,
; ato-hooKs , staples , nails , drawn anel
ipsot bolts , wedding tongs , and drawn
corners , They also imiko largo numbers
of hoxugo-lionelud cap-sciow.i anel bolts
ised in the construction of engines and
niH'lnS ; , liosidos these they make all
heir own tools , such as blaoksmUliN'
ongs , chisels , punches , latho-touls , shov-
nlfi , and hamme'ivi , Kuch joung artisan
vorks from a drawing , giving simply the
orni ami dimensions , and Iho nature of
> ach piee-o ii , thoroughly explained in a
cetuni before work upon it is begun.
Having spent a year in this kind of
vork Iho student is ready for the machine
hop , which is ( litiuiteid just nbovo tlio
jluuksmith shop , Thii room is equipped
vith snven IMneli I'rmitiss lathes , one
0-inch Hlaldsoll lathe , tvvnspi'od lathes ,
JUG shaper , and ono drill. The present
loss K t'lig.iged In the construction of
Ix steam engines of six horio power
ach. Ono ot these has already boe-n
omploled , and it ! now miming Aatis-
actoilly in the ulisroom. : . II is ox-
) coteel that the rest will bu finished nnel
I'ttdy fen' tiidet in about six weokd. The
ough castings lor those engines are
jou"hl at u foundry.
Atljolning thi ) mae-hlno shop is a tool *
00111. Kaoh boy is mimburcd , anel by
ucans of a oYatbin ot checks Im may ob-
ain a tool whe'ii ho wants to IHO it , lion
s ulno turned by hnulcojinto : ! studs
inel bolts.
JuM back of thfv mnulnno-shop Is ( hej
Holding-loom , fn it tlu-ro are ) twenty-
'our molding troughs , two furnaces , and
our crucibles , together with ummcra ,
spikes and patterns. At first only sim
plex patterns are attempted , but gradually
more lUflloult work is Introduced , such
as cheek-valves , safoty-valvos , anel
drawer-handles. J'lio molding-sand used
is brought from Albany , N. 1.
Horc Is a bov making ono of these
molds for n cast ing. Ho lakes the novvcl ,
or lower part of the square iron llask , and
puts it on the molding board , just under
which is the trough lillcet with sand.
Then ho lays tlio pattern on the board in-
sielo the flask and sift.s fine sanel ever it
until tlio novvel is full , After ramming
the elirt down around the pattern with : i
rammer hn scrapes oft'as much of it as
may be necessary to leave the novvcl
evenly full. Then ho turns It over and
oxpoM's to view the raised surface of the
pattern which is imbi'ilelcd on the other
Milo in the sand. Then ho screws the
cope , or second half of the ilask ,
onto the novvel and also tills
that with sand , ramming it down
around thepattoin ns before.
Having done this ho take * thu Husk apart
nneljou see on the ) uovvel the pattern as
before , and on the cope an impression of
e > f such pait of the pattern ii9ste > e > d above
the surface of the nowe-l when the cope
wat screwed onto It. Then , after mak
ing a little "eutovvuj " in the sand from
Iho i'dgo of the pattern , to the side of the
llask in which to pour tlio moHon metal ,
hn caraiully withdraws tlio pattern ,
Hcrows un the lhi k , iind pours In the zinc ,
brass or lead , of whUjli the casting is elo-
( signed to bo mado.
When brass castings am made thr mold
is spiinkled with line Hour in oielor to
givei a .smooth liniuli to Iho casting.
In the wooel-vvorking elepaitmcnl ,
which is on the second floor , thoru are
twenty-four cabinet lu'iu'hos , each one of
which is furnished with u lathe , besides
pianos , chisels , and other ne-cessary tools.
At llrst moitlcopunchi and tenons are
made for practice , and then umbrella
stanelSj picture ) frames desks and ladders
are finished up. Above this department
is the drawing room , in whie-h every
student In the school is reeiulrcd to sponel
an hour a day. Hero all the drawings
used In the various departments are
There Is also a library connected with
the school belonging to the American
Electrical society. The books treat main
ly of subjects 9onncctcd with electricity ,
phvslcs , chemistry and kindred subjects.
The school will graduate its first class
next June.
Why a North Carolina Jotirnnligt
Hit ) Name.
A Halcigh ( N. O. ) telegram to the
Richmond ( Va. ) States says : For some
time past the Wadoboro' papers , the
Times and the Intelligencer , have been
at eluggeis' points. A statement was
maelo by the former that S. W. Henley ,
editor of the latter , was sailing under
false colors : that his real mime was not
Henley , and Unit ho was in hiding. Jn
to-day's issue of the Times aftiduvits are
published to the oft'ect that Henley's
name is really Sperry W. llcarn , ami
that he eiimo from Tappalunnejok , Va. ,
In to-day's issue of the tnteligoneor ,
Editor Henley relates his whole history ,
ami acknowledges thai Sperry . He-am
13 his proper namo. The story ho lolls Is
u slrango ono.
Fifteen years ngo llenloy ( or llcarn ns
he must now bo called ) was a printer at
Tapijulmnnook , in the employment of the
Essex Ga/ette. There ho tell in love
vvith a pretty school-girl , and from this
simple beginning all his future troubles
elated. Ho claims that in 18M n dark
cloud came ? between the girl unel himself ,
and ho attempted to commit suicide. Ho
had a rival in an ex-union ollioor , and
sought to force him info a eluel or oven
a street light. For two months ho kept
the town in a state of turmoil. This
aroused the indignation of the people ,
and all his friends save one , elecoitrd
him. He became disgusted at hi own
folly and decided to leave the place for
ever. In October , 1871 , ho lolt Tuppn-
bannock for Baltimore , and there as
sumed the name S.V Henley , which
until now he has borne. Since that time
the people of Tnppahannock have not
known aught of Ins whereabouts. For
years they thought him dead. In eon-
alusion lie says :
"I have now had my nay. I have en-
ilcavored to toll the whole and eutiro
Irutli , and I have liltlo tear ( hut the pco-
Dies of Anson county will think less of
me now that they know the secret of my
life than they elid when they know mo
simply as S. Av . Henley , but knew noth
ing ot my anticedonts. Having saiel this
much , I am done forever. Abjuring the
name of S. W. Henley , and thus laying
: isdo ! the mask under which for nearly
twelve years 1 have hid my folly , I sub-
scribu myself , as I desire in future to bo
called , Sperry W. llearri. "
tY.Iv.-it Completely Dihlnto ratcil by a
Current of Hloolrlulty.
Philadelphia News : The complete
Usintegriitlon of a rnt by electricity so that
I retained all of its natural appearance.
jut crumbled to dust as soon as toiiuheu
jy metal , is vouched for by Air. llonry J.
1 olberl , now visiting Philadelphia ul-
hough electricians connected vvith thu
sleotrio light plants in this city remain
athor incredulous. The story was told
i Nows-ftiitheiror yesterday.
The eity of Heading Is furnished u por-
ion of its light by a company which pro-
luces the electric current by means of
ho Brush machine' ' * . Mr. Tolboitsays
hat ho visited the Plant of the Heading
iompaiiy , and while looking at the
Hushes gathering the sparks of Iho fluid
i rat came rnnninc over the floor. To
iscapo hi.s human enemies , ho jumpud
lireetly to the floor on to one of thu
jrushos and was thrown baek to the
froiind. Ho lay motionless , apparently
mil certainly dead , but without even a
mil * turned. One of the employs was
cut with a shovel to gather L up , but IIH
eon as tlio shovel touched It the rat lull
o dust , with a littlu cloud of particles
Ising from the place where its body had
eommgly Iain. There was no vosllgo of
lair , flesh or bones remaining.
rnrestnml btronscst Natural Fruit Flavors
Vanilla , I/umon , Oranno. Almond. Hose , etc. ,
lit or n * delicately and naturally as thv fruit ,
: niCAao. ST. LOOI3.
Cure without mult
L POSITIVE ftlut ) . J'utunted Oio
. 18TU.
einu box wlil cure
lie most obtlnntocuso la fourdft/H orleni.
' ( > IlllllOCOUS llOSOS Ot . . . . . _ . , . . .
mclulv.T.oit tlutl ro < cilulii to uroJuui ily ( i'i *
la lifdiMtroiluir tiiu iullu.r ur Itio slanmu'i ,
rlcoil.SO. Boll hi-nil u-u visll. w innlli ) < l til.
ctclpt of | > ilui. Iw Outlier iiiirllfuliii8 s ua
? rcircular. I' . O. lit\ ! I'.JI. '
3" . C. . .XjIjlSr OC. , CURE.
St. , N"w 1'o'X.