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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , MONDAY , FEBRTJAKY 8 , 1886.
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All communication * relnllnir to news nnd oill-
tortnl tnnttrr * should bo nddrosscJ to the Kut-
xoit OK 'iii : Her.
Btrstsr.ss t.ETTF.ns :
All tnillntPi lottcru nncl remittances should bo
ncMroesetl to 'Irii : HKR rum.ipntmi COMPANY ,
OMAMA. Prnfts , ihcoks and pottofltco ardors
io bo tnado pnj able to the order of the company.
m BIE , PROPRIETORS ,
E , llOSBWATEn. Enrron.
Tun cancellation of Mr. James Laird's
I \ Stinking Water claims Is an "old sot-
tier " direct from Sparksvillo.
Tun screams of "hollo there" from the
Null company do not seem to bo worry
ing cither Mr. Garland or Mr. Lamar.
is getting in his work at Wash
ington. Slaughter-house stock has risen
several points during the last two days.
iiv's thaw has put in its appear
ance , but if the ground hog knows its
business the backbone of winter is still
SAM. TII.IICK will be 70 years old to
morrow , ilo fetill hopes to bo president
some day , even if lie has to live to be a
hundred years old to get there.
DAKOTA'S case now goes to the house
of representatives. The indications arc
that political partisanship will win the
day and that her claims will not bo al
lowed. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tin : Pillsbury ( louring mill at Minne
apolis divided $33,000 surplus among
1,100 employes last year. It is needless
to remark that there were no strikers in
JAMES LAIKD'S Stinking Water pre
emptions have been cancelled. Com
missioner Sparks , whom Laird was going
to crush , will now hear another howl
from Jim's " honest settlers. "
THE Dakota bill has passed the senate
an a party vote. The party lines will
probably also bo drawn in the house , and
the result will bo tint Dakota will bo loft
out in the cold for an indefinite period.
ALLEN G. TIIUKMAN is named as one of
the government counsel to prosecute the
suit agrinst the Boll monopoly. If the
old bandanna waves a verdict for the
people , Mr. Thurman will have added to
his laurels another claim on the popular
Six thousand bills have already been
introduced in congress and the work
goes bravely on. It costs nothing but
time to Introduce u bill and it iicklos the
constituents. Nine-tenths of the measures
are pigeonholed within ton minutes alter
THE throat that further "obstruction"
on the part of the republican couneilmcn
will bo mot by renewed blackguardism
on the part of the Herald has overshot its
mark. Forewarned is. forearmed. The
public has at last had its eyes opened to
the cause of the shameless attacks of the
Herald upon good ofllcials and respecta
THE house committee on military af
fairs has passed favorably upon Laird's
bilHo raise a cowboy regiment for the
wrotoction of Arizona and Now Mexico.
Wo would suggest that the gallant Laird
bo made colonel of the regiment , and
that a recruiting oflico bo opened in the
Stinking Water country.
SENATOR MANUUUSON writes to correct
the mistutomcnt of tiio title of his bill to
make Omaha a point of immediate trans
portation and not a port of entry. The
press dispatches from Washington are
responsible for the mistake. The title
of the bill is of little consequence after
all. What our importers want is to bo
able to receive goods in two weeks time
from Liverpool and Pans instead of often
seven days delay as at present. The Ne
braska delegation in the house should
use nil their efforts to get the measure
through the cominitto'o room mill and
on its passage as quickly as possible.
So FAK as its capacity for work is con
cerned the Forty-ninth congress docs not
seem to bo an improvement on its prede
cessors. The work of the session is far
in arrears. None of the appropriation
bills Imvo boon reported. The tariff has
not jet reached the stage of discussion.
Debate on the currency bill is still stilled
iti the committee room. Nothing has
boon hoard of the bankruptcy bill , the
fortifications bill , or the shipping bill.
The work of the senate has consisted so
far in the passage of the presidential suc
cession bill and the bill for Dakota's
admission. The house has approved the
bill for the presidential succession and
passed n dozen or more private pension
measures , The remainder of the tlmo
has boon frittered away in windy and
profitless discussion. This is unfortunate
1 * the administration whoso programme
work and reform at the outset of the
session was so extensive.
TUB reports of discoveries of frauds in
late surveys in this state which are being
telegraphed from ashington will sur-
prlso none of the old readers of this
paper , For more than ton years the UEB
has steadily ealleu public attention to the
conduct of the surveyor general's ollico ,
and to the grave frauds perpetuated by
the contractors. From the days of the
historic meandering of the Platte to the
close of Dave Stephenson's term of otliro ,
the whole system of land surveys in this
state was carried on with a reckless defiance -
fiance of law and precedent , Lines wore
run m every direction but these required ,
, township and section stones were omitted
whenever most convenient , and plats
were made without any definite refer
ence to the topography or location of the
country supposed to bo depleted. Every
county surveyor lu the state who lias had
occasion to rim over the work of the
government survey , knows that It is In-
accunlto , misleading .and grossly do-
The Farmer In Politics.
Moro than two-thirds of the people in
Nobraskn arc farmers. Unltcoi and
properly organized they could send men
to tiic state and national legislatures who
would represent their intorcsls with fidel
ity and ability. As yet there lias boon no
issue upon which all farmers have been
able to unite , for the reason that the
farmers , like all other classes of citizens ,
have political affinities which arc more
powerful thnn any interest that appeals
for their support. There are , of course ,
occasional exceptions to this rule. The
farmers of California tome years ago
united , regardless of party , against mo
nopolies , and carried a constitution that
strongly curbs the aggression of corpora
tions. The granger movements of 1878
and 1874 swept like a cyclone ever the
Illinois and Wisconsin prairies , and
brought nil political parties to a recogni
tion of ( he grievances from which the
farmers and industrial classes were seek
The farmers' movement in Nebraska ,
under the leadership of the Farmers'
Alliance , has caused quite a revolution
in political affairs , and made tha antimonopoly -
monopoly issue prominent enough to
compel both republican and democratic
conventions to pledge themselves in favor
of remedial legislation. These pledges
have been only partially fulfilled. The
pressure upon men of all parties by the
railway managers and their satellites de
feated the effort at railway legislation
and substituted a sham railway coinmis-
mission. But the anti-monopoly legisla
tion has produced a wholesome popular
sentiment with regard to the rights of the
patrons of the railroads which cannot
much longer be disregarded by any party.
The Farmers' Alliance in Nebraska as
originally designed was a proper effort to
educate the farmers and organize them
into a compact force to resist the aggres
sion of monopolies. The blunder of its
founders was made when they deter
mined upon a third party movement , and
thereby placed themselves at a disadvan
tage in moulding party action through
the regular conventions. Third parties
arc very seldom permanent or successful.
In times of great excitement on an issue
that overshadows all others they may
succeed , but when the issue which
brought them to life lias passed away or
has lost its momentum they dwindle into
helpless minorities. The success of the
republican party has been cited time and
time again as a striking proof of the irre
sistible force of great reforms. As a
matter of fact the republican party would
have been wrecked and stranded upon
the political rocks , and would never have
conic into power had it not been for the
split in , tlie democratic warty brought
about by ambitious , disloyal and bullish
leaders like Davis , Yancey , Toombs ,
llhett , and others of the lire-eating wing
of the democracy. The frec-soilers and
abolitionists who founded the republican
party would still have been battling
against the ramparts of slavery to-day
had it not been for secession and rebel
lion , the result of democratic division.
The liberal republican party , organized
as a revolt against bossism and nepot
ism , with civil service reform us its
cornerstone , was like the gourd that
Jonah planted beloro Ninovah , It went
down in a single day and was never heard
of afterwards except through the reforms
which it advocated and which are still
prominent. The greenback parly was
virtually disbanded by resumption. The
principles of anti-monopoly , which were
its cornerstone , have outlived tiic party ,
and will continue to be a great issue for
many years to come. The prohibition
ists , who arc now striving to become a
third party , are practically less numerous
than the grcenbackors were , and far less
inlluentiul than the liberal republicans
were uiulor the leadership of Stunner ,
SchuiY. and Grecloy.
From a standpoint of practical politics
the third party movement of the
Farmers' Alliance was a blunder. While
It enlisted over 20,000 voters , it failed tote
to control state politics and fell far short
of the alms and objects of its leaders.
Had its leaders pursued the course of the
New York anti-monopoly league and
allowed its members to exercise whatever
influence they had by their numerical
strength within their" respective party
caucuses and conventions and the legis
lature , they would.Imvo . boon much more
successful. It was utterly impos'aible for
them to rally sufficient strength to hold
Iho balance of power in a national cam
paign when they were only organized In
u very few status , but they could
have forced each party to
nominate ami-monopolists on their legis
lative and state tickets by taking a bold
stand against any candidate who was no
toriously interested or allied with mo
nopoly. A striking example of the
success of this policy is furnished by the
result of the tinti-Chlncso agitation in
California. The capitalists and largo
corporations of California , who usually
control the political affairs of that state ,
wore utterly powerless against the cur
rent which sot In by reason of the antl-
Chinese movement. Democrats and re
publicans alike were compelled to pledge
themselves to make the Chinese go. Each
party was anxious to retain its follow
ing , and it could only do so by carrying
out the demands of the people who com
prised its rank and file. If the farmers
of Nebraska would organize , make a
declaration of their principles , and plant
themselves firmly on their rights to fair
treatment by the railroads , they could
compel every convention to respect
tlioir demands , No matter what
their course has been with regard to the
Farmers' Alliance prior to the antimonopoly -
monopoly movement they will bo re
spectfully hoard and allowed to east their
votes wherever tlioir political nflinity
may lead them , The corporation bench-
inon anil strikers cannot retain control of
the party machinery when the farmers
make an organized effort to dislodge
them in primaries and conventions.
When the Farmers' Alliance of Nebraska
is reorganizcif , its loaders should en
deavor to adopt a policy that will enable
members of all parties to co-operate with
it and take an active part in its organiza
tion. A good republican or democrat
will have the right to bo a member of the
Farmers' Alliance , if the alliance is not
a distinct party within itself. This was
our position when the alliance was first
organized , and had our views been car
ried out Van Wyok would not Imvo been
the only anti-monopolist in congress
WOLI-K'S now city directory of Omaha
contains 21,716 names. Using the cits-
tomary multiple 3 this gives Omaha a
population of 74,145 , Multiplying , by 2J
the population would bo 01,000It is
therefore safe to say that Omaliahas over
67,000 inhabitants , and without much
doubt 70,000. Mr. Wolfe's figures linyo
always been very reliable. In 1830 his
directory names multiplied by 0 gave
about the same population as the federal
census that was taken later In the year.
In each case Mr. Wolfe used the multiple
3 , which has proycil to bo about the cor
rect ono for Omaha. The reason that wo
do not fully conccdo that Omaha has
71,148 inhabitants , as shown by his
figures , ! s that wo do not believe in grow
ing too fast as the next census might
show that wo had been too liberal in our
estimates. Hut wo do believe that Omaha
has a population of between 07,000 and
70,000. Wo nro satisfied with this esti
mate , which is on the safe side.
Knllroiul Negligence Dcllnccl.
The railroad managers in Omaha nro
freely expressing their disappointment
over the location of the down town via
duct at Eleventh instead of Tenth street.
Mr. Cnllaway insists that it was n great
mistake on the part of our people not to
have made the change because it would
have given a safe crossing on that
thoroughfare , and at the same time have
assured the speedy erection of a union
depot. There arc other reasons , which
as the Hr.n has stated before , arc more
forcible than the ono of safely on the
crossing. So far as that is concerned , the
railroad company is bound to make its
crossing safe or abide by the
consequences of Its negligence.
Sooner or later gates will have
to be placed across Tenth street. This
will add a now obslruction to travel but
it will increase the precautions against
danger. The decisions of the courts in
defining negligence on the part of the
railroads are clear and explicit. In a
late case In Pennsylvania involving the
degree of care which railroad companies
must excrci.se in crossing the highways of
a populous city at grade , Judge Sterrctt ,
of the supreme court , handed down an
elaborate opinion. The plaintiff's hus
band , ono Mr. Coon , was walking along
a street which crosses the four tracks of
the Pennsylvania railroad in Philadelphia ,
at a grade. Ho slopped on the curb to
allow a freight train which was running
castwardly to pass by. He then advanced ,
and was struck by a train which was
running wcstwardly , and killed. The
train which struck Coon was running at a
rate of speed between thirty and forty
miles an hour. The engineer was not
ringing his boll at the time , and only
blow the whistle n moment before the
accident In the lower court , Coon's
wife received a verdict for $5,000. The
Pennsylvania railroad company took the
case to the supreme court , and there con
tended that the jury had been misled by
the instructions of the judge who had
charged the jury that it depended upon
circumstances whether the fact that the
train was running at a rate of speed ex
ceeding thirty miles an hour was negli
gence ; that if the company took suitable
precautions no rate of speed , however
great , would constitute negligence per so ,
but that in the absence of suitable precautions -
cautions , such , for instance , as gates ,
ringing the bell , watchman , cto. , a very
.slow rale of speed might constitute negli
gence , and that it was for the jury to
determine whether the defendant com
pany had been negligent in this par
ticular case. The supreme court , in the
decision referred to , held that this was
not error , but that , on the contrary , it was
a correct exposition of the law.
This is an important decision on this
subject. It is based on common sense
and not on technicalities. Ilullrond com
panies are bound to provide the best precautions -
cautions against possible danger even if
such precautions inconvenience the pub
lic car and street travel. To the failure
of every ordinary precaution to prevent
accidents on grade crossings is duo the
anxiety of railroad companies in all
crowded cities to have the stream of
travel cross over or under the tracks by
tunnels or viaducts.
The "Mnro's Xcst" Exposed.
The Herald feebly returns to the charge
against Mr. Ilccliel with what it calls a
"review" of the case. A "revise" would
bo a better name for it. When the Herald
first How off its handle with a scream of
defiance it distinctly maito the following
1. That Mr. Bcchol had never been a
real estate owner in Omaha.
2. That ho was not now an owner of
3. That ho had never paid a dollar of
taxes in this city.
It defied PresitV.'iit ttcchol to prove the
contrary ami volunteered to print the evi
dence when submitted.
TholicE accepted the challenge and
produced the evidence that Mr. Uechcl
had filed a warranty deed to property in
Omaha before ho qualified as councilman ,
as required by law ; that ho was then ami
has been over since the owner of Omaha
real estate and tliat ho has been and is
now a tax payer of record within the cor
porate limits. Issue was joined clearly
on the charges of the Herald. The an
swer was full unit complete , so full and
complete that the organ of the packing
house democracy was staggered and
called "time. " to regain its breath.
After meditating over the subject for
forty.eight hours the Herald tries to ovndo
the Issue which it forced upon Mr.
Bcchol and resumes the controversy by
raising a technical point regarding the
proper construction of the charter re
quirement , Compelled to admit that the
president of the council was an owner of
real estate when lie took ollico , it whips
around the stump by insisting that be
cause ho subsequently convoyed the prop
erty and failed to record his title to real
estate , which ho now owns , ho thereby
disqualified himself to net as u council
man , In face of the admitted fact
that Mr , lieehel made a bona lido pur
chase of two lots upon which ho has ever
since paid the taxes , both general and
special , and for which ho to-day holds n
warranty deed , the Herald bqulrms and
twists itself into contortions of poorly
assumed virtue as It calls upon its readers
to note that because Mr. Uochol has
failed to record the deed to his last ac
quired property ho has disqualified him
self for official position.
This is decidedly thin when compared
with the original charges made. It is a
technicality of legal construction upon
which there may bo slight grounds for
dilfereneo of opinion. There was no mid
dle ground , however , In the maliciously
false charges of the Jfcrald that Mr.
Bechu ) had .never been uu owner of real
estate in Omaha , was not when ho quali
fied and hud never paid a dollar of taxes
r . .j ji V. , -
during his incumbqn'cy of oflico. Had
this been the case Mr. Bcchel would have
been clearly disqualified from the outset
under the charter requirement.
And now lot the Itcrald fume and rago.
It Is welcome to the possession of it's
"mnro's nost. " Lot It actually bring that
threatened writ of quo warranto about
which Its talks so glibly. The records in
the court homo have already taught it
something. It Is more than possible that
a decision of the court may give it an
addition al lesson.
JESUS ESCOHAK , Mexican consul at El
Paso , proposes to make n demand that
( tcronimo and his band bo turned over to
the Mexican authorities on the ground
that the Indians surrendered to Lieut.
Maus on Mexican territory. If a guar
anty is matlo by Jesus Escobar that the
whole outfit will bo hanged or shot by
the Mexican authorities , wo hope the
demand will bo promptly complied with
without red tape consultation of treaty
COKOIIKSSMAN WnA.vr.it has b.-cn trying
for a week to catch thooyo of the speaker
in order to gain the floor for the delivery
of a silver speech. Ho has finally been
promised nn opportunity to tell what ho
knows about silver this week. Meantime -
time nil other discussion on this question
should bo suspended. Mr. Weaver may
solve the whole problem , which , it is
predicted , will be the effort of his life.
Eviucxcn is rapidly accumulating
showing that a great deal of money has
been spent in Nebraska during past
years for surveying work that never was
performed. This seems to be a pretty
strong argument against the abolish
ment of the surveyor-general's ollico.
The ollico should bo continued , if honest
ly conducted , until all the needed sur
veys are made.
WASHINGTON dispatches indicate that
Thomas Morton will bo the postmaster
at Nebraska City. The onlyrclation that
he boars to J. Sterling Morton , who is
working for his appointment , is that ho is
a sterling slaughter-house democrat.
Tiuinu HUNUiiKU love letters arc to bo
read in evidence in a breach of promise
case at Wabash , Indiana. The trial will
have to be hold in a circus tent to accom
modate Iho crowd that will ivant to hear
the reading of the tender missives.
Secretary Lamar is said to have "a sort o
Gullcoastvlldiicss In his hair. "
Secietary Whitney a'ud his eyeglasses arc
seldom parted. (
Secretary Manning cave 'a ' pink dinner In
Washington tlio other evening. The center
of the dining-table was decorated with a bed
of pink tulips , and each lady guest was pre
sented with a basket of. pink roses , tied with
a broad pink satin ribbon. '
The New York Sun sayslSccretarjLamac
In decldiiig'iu favor of bringing suit ( o test
the validity ot the Bell 'telephone patent , has
aroused the hostility of a powerful corpora
tion , which Is how trying to carry out the
threat that it mauo bol'oio Iho decision , Unit
it would destroy any public ofllcer who should
decide against It.
London Engineering , commenting on the
outspoken frankness UIi which Sccrclaiy
Whitney lays bare the weakness of our navy
and naval system , says It "can only wonder
how the Amer can nation manages to raise
thlh htraln of btlfT-baekeil , hard-hitting naval
secietaries , of which Mr. Whitney is the lat
est vigorous example. Wo have no such
breed of olllelals In this country , although the
late director of the naval construction was
developing a dangerous outspokenness of
opinion when he was translated to 'Sir
Nathaniel' anil the shelf. "
Secretary Lanmr's decision in the Bell tel
ephone case was eagerly sought for In ad
vance by speculators , who could have made
foitunes if they hail known of it In time to
go short of the stock. A lady clerk jn the
Interior department was olfeied $5,000 , and
then § 10,000 , by a representative of a Now
York llrm for a cony of the decision , which
she had transcribed. At the second olTcr she
excused herself a moment and stepped Into
the secretary's private ofllce. When she 10-
turncd the secretary accompanied her , gave
the.speculator a very plain talk , and informed
him ho would give him ten minutes to leave
KINGS AND QUEUNS.
Queen Victoria will build a church at Can
nes for a memorial to her son , the late duke
King Milan , of Servla , wears a coat of mall
made of silk , compressed down and rawhide ,
which covers his trunk , legs and arms.
Queen Regent Christina ot Spain has de
cided to wcarmounilng on all occasions. The
only Jewels she wears aio two gold bracelets.
The favorite recreation of the czar consists
in wiestllng with his brothers , of who m Vla
dimir and Alexis can well match him In Her
culean strength ,
"Tho princess of Wales Is Improving , "
says a cable dispatch. Nothing is t > ald about
the prince , and we are bound to conclude that
ho Is as bad as ever.
Queen Victoria Is said to bo so fond of chil
dren that oho keeps a record of all the bright
sayings and doings of the little ones that
como to her notice.
The prlnco of Wales now wears a black silk
ribbon as a watch-guard , and It Is thought
that about the 1st of next July the Anglo-
maniac In this country will affect the same
Five out of King Christian of Denmark's
children are married , thd eldest sons of each
of tlieso being the prospective monarch * of
Denmark , Urccco , the British empire , Ilussia
and Hanover ,
The Shall of Persia generally dines alone.
Ho rarely takes wiuo and Isn frugal eater.
Queen Victoria Is trying to find out who It
Is that gives go much gossip of the royal
household to the newspapers. She should
keep her eye on Hennery Battcnburg. That
youth has no money otj hls'.own , but ho lias
been seen buylni ; chicken pasties lately , and
It takes cash to do that , As' likely as not ho
has been subsidized by the venal pi ess.
Still About n Dollar Too IIfi. ! ]
The Omaha city council1 has reduced the
price of gas to 81.75 per thousand feet , and
If the newspapers do not He about the qual
ity of sttilf , It Is still about a dollar too high.
Would Look AVell lu Greece.
Sluux City Journal.
If the king of drceco actually abdicatestho
attention of that country ought to bo called
to Mayor Vaughan o Council Blulfs. Ho
would look well In Greece.
The Fryo-Slicriiinn Controversy.
St , LQV.U Globc-Diinocrat.
That line old retiiud statesman , Hannibal
Hamlln , was moved to remark ft ctttr dav
that "tho highway of politics Is Uf wn with
the bones nf men who have written foolish
letters. " If ho Imd waited until the Frye-
Sherman contioversy reached Us climax Iw
might liavu added that a distinguished Crlp-
plo from the 'game came Is now aud.tlieu
pcen limping away from the field of military
criticism and discussion , also.
Genesis nnil Exoilus.
The "genesis of the mugwump" Is very
learnedly given by our imiRwumptan contem
porary , the Herald. What Iho politicians ere
more Intoicstcd In , however , Is the exodus ot
the "critter. "
The Qucoii TnkcsCrow.
CMtaga If mm.
Crow Is not considered a dainty dish to
5 = pt before a king or a queen , but It scorns
thattlio queen of England once In a while
partakes of It the same as vulgar plebeian poli
ticians In the United Slates.
A Curious Oo-lncldcnco.
Morton has a candidate named Morton for
the Nebraska City postolUco but they are
not relatives. It Is n curious co-luctdenco
that Dr. Miller 1ms a candidate named Miller
for thn same place and they are not rela
jYtio r < k Jmmial.
Senator Ingalls wants busts of vlco-piesl-
dents ami piesldouts pro tcmporo of the
United States senate placed lu vacant niches
In the senate chamber , llusts of living sena
tors are amply provided for In committee-
rooms and the cold-tea depait incut.
An Antique Flavor.
Afcw 1'oili Star.
The interviewing of Hon. 1'etcr Drains
Sweeny on the advisability of ccitalu mooted
reforms In munleipal affairs lias an antique
flavor that Is ilcli and entertaining. It is sis
though Secretary Whitney dug up Noah to
consult him on the best way of lobulldlug the
The Veterans Take Kindly to the Iilcn.
iViirth Vlnttc Mrnmji/i.
Efforts being made by Omaha Grand Army
men tocnptine the next reunion of Nebraska
veterans don't alarm any of thobovsof the
old-time blue to any great extent. Omaha Is
easiest to reaeh from all parts oC the state ,
ami the veterans take kindly to the Idea of
meeting there next September.
"Them Thai llns , Gils. "
Perhaps the revision of the Bible vrasim-
iicecssarv after nil. The historian Is Impelled
polled to this reflection by a sago lomark
which wasutteied In his healing In a street
car the other day. On the opposite side of
the car were hvo women who wcro talking ;
rather loudly. Said one : "Did you know
Sarah had had another lot of money left her
by lior cousin's will ? " "Law mo I" ex
claimed the other , "the lilblo never said a
truer word than 'Them that has , gits I' "
Journal i ) ( Pit > urcss.
Newspaper advertising is now recognised ,
by business men having faith In their own
wares , as the most effective means for secur
ing for their goods a wide recognition of
Newspaper ndvciUsing compels Inquiry ,
ami when the article oitcied is of good qual
ity and nt a fair pi ice the natmnl result is In
Newspaper adveitising Is a permanent ad
dition to the reputation of the goods adver
tised , because it is a permanent Influence al-
wayH at work In their interest.
Ncwspujjcr advertising is the most energet
ic and vigilant of salesmen , addressing thou
sands each day , always in the advertiser's in
terest , and ceaselessly at work seeking cus
tomers from all classes.
Newspaper advertising promotes trade , for
even in the dullest times adveitlsers secure
by far tbo largest share of what Is being
done. While the advertiser cats ami sleeps ,
printers , steam engines and printing presses
aieut work for him ; trains are bearing his
woids to thousands o towns and hundreds
of thousands of readers , all glancing with
more or less Interest at the message prepared
for them in the solitude ot bis ollicc. No
preacher ever spoke to so largo nn audience ,
or with so little effort , or so eloquently as
you , reader , may do with the newspaper
Prize AViiifer Pooni.
The mill-wheel's frozen in the pond ;
The plumber skips along the way ;
The pipe has burst Its leaden bond ;
The red hot stove Is cold and gray.
O Winter ! In our hours of case
Why don't you keeptlio plumber down ?
Is life one long continuous freeze' . '
Oh , let me bore the ice and drown.
STATE AND TEUniTORY.
West Point wants a board of trade.
A Brown county rancher lost 000 slieop
in ono of the lute arctic spells.
The 15. & M. surveyors have completed
the survey of the proposed branch from
Holdrego to I31uo Hill.
The 5-year-old son of Chas. E. Ruther
ford , of Auburn , dropped dead of paraly
sis , while at play , Monday evening.
Blair is pushing the agitation of a can
ning factory , ami tlto project will succeed
if the boasts of the local press are made
The thief who converted a team of
mules belonging to a Richardson county
farmer into cash , recently , was captured
and jugged last week.
The old settlers of Antelope county are
called to meet at Noligh on the 22d for
the purpose of organizing an old set
The fire department of Hastings has
been presented with a purse of I''OO by
the citizens as a tribute to their efficient
work at the fire of January 2'J ' ,
Fullcrton is holding public meetings
and making arrangements to protect the
bridges in her vicinity in case of a rise
in the Platte river when the breakup
Thu now M , E. church at York was
dedicated Sunday. Tlio building is largo
anil elegant , and is u substantial monument
ment to Christian progress in York
Gambling of all kinds will bo prohibited
during the statu iironion'ri tournament
at Fremont. The boys will be permitted
to back hydrant "llushcs" to the full
John Addler , the Holdrego butcher
stabbed last week , is in u critical condi
tion , and is not expected to survive his
injuries. A follow named Baker knifed
him for $2.
NelJgh is again figuring on water works.
Harry Birkinbino , of Council Bluffs , has
made an estimate of the coat of such
works as the town needs , and claims that
$5,000 would cover tlio plant.
A gang of timber thieves were captured
in Keith county last week while operating
on Dillon's ibluml. They were taken to
North Platte. They were bound over to
the district court in $100 cuch ,
North Platte suddenly dropped iljsciis-
sion of waterworks plans , particularly
the Holly plan , because the latter com
pany insisted that the city should take
$3.000 worth of water annually ,
Quill Bohunnnn , the murderer confined
in Nebraska City , is reported in poor
health. Ahcusi.s ! have formed in his
bruait and threaten to t > ap the fountains
of life before the executioner can get a
chance to i-arn ? 50.
Falls City lias taken hold of the canning
factory project in a business way. The
enterprising business men of that city
dispensed with talk and wont down in
their pockets ; for the cash. Ten thousand
dollars have been subscribed to start the
An immense meteor shot through spacu
in the neighborhood of Hastin < .rn I rulay
night , arm exploded with a iluifi'hing
report near the ground. It was u grand
display of hoiwonly pyrotechnics , and
illuminated the surrounding country for
a few moments.
Finis M. llarnoy of Sholtou has per
fected an automatic wagon brake and
has applied for a patent on It. The prin
ciple of the Invention is such that when
power is applied to start a load the brake
is loosened and when the power slackens
the brake Is applied.
A straight haired young limb of the
law named McCann , was transplanted
from Omaha to O'Neill three mouths
ago. He slid out of town recently , leav
ing a number of cashed notes and "I. O.
U's" which can [ now bo purchased at a
A coasting party on the hill in Plaits-
mouth mot with an accident Friday night.
The sleigh struck an obstruction , throw
ing the occupants violently against the
hard ground. Miss Hattlo Clirlslonscn
landed on her head and was rendered
insensible for some lime. She is now
nursing a handsome black oyo.
The Union Pacific lot the contract for
forty-live miles of road from Howard
City toward Broken Bow , says The
Statesman , and surveyors are still workIng -
Ing towards the Bow. The B. & M.
building Into the Union Pacific territory
from Grand Island with Broken Bow as an
objective point , lias caused the midwinter
ter move on the part of the Union Pacilio
folks. The Union Paeillo having the
shorter distance to build stands a chance
of beating its rival Into the heart of Cits-
tor county and from thcnco west woultt
have choice of routes.
Victor Lo Grand , a wealthy farmer of
Concord township , has disuppeurd , and is
supposed to have been fro/.on to death.
Tlio hog cholera Is having an extensive
run in the vieiiiit v of Moingona. A num
ber of farmers nave lost upward of 100
hogs each during the past few weeks.
Emmetsbtirg has had a highway rob
bery sensation. A young Gorman was
held up Saturday night and $1)0 ) in money ,
a $00 note and a watch and chain taken
J. J. Stuckoy of DCS Molncs , a fugitive
from justice , was captured in Idaho last
week and brought back to the scene of
his crimes. The olHeors had a lively time
during- the trip east. Though heavily
ironed Stuckey lumped from the train at
Hock Springs , Wvo , and hid in a coal
mine , but his freedom was short lived.
Ho was again captured and is now in tlio
Des Monies jail.
There is a novel case in the superior
court at Keokuk. William Anderson lias
filed a suit against his mother-in-law ,
Eliza White , tv colored woman , asking
judgment for ? 1,401 , which ho claims is
tlio amount of u board bill duo him. An
derson recites in his petition Unit he fur
nished his mother-in-law board , lodging
and washing for thirteen years and six
months , or 702 weeks , and thinks a fair
price would bo $3 per week.
The Davenport streets wore entirely
lighted by tlio electrio light for the first
time Monday evening , tlio gas contract
having expired and the gas lights turned
off. 'J he new scheme is vastly superior
to the old , and is received with general
satisfaction. The plant eoiiMhts of
twenty-two mjles of wire and eighty-two
lights , thirty-five of which are placed on
seven towers of live lights each and forty-
seven lights on mast arms at the intersec
tions ot streets.
The Steele ranch of 140 acres near
Rapid City was sold last week for $14-
The toughs , bums and loafers have
been ordered to leave Kapid City , or take
a place in the chain gang.
The new school house just completed at
Woonsockct is said to bo the handsomest
educational structure in southeastern
The Hapids City Daily Journal made
its appearance last week. It is a reduced
fac simile of tlio Weekly , and is as hand
some as it is newsy.
The Elkhorn Valley railroad company
has purchased the right of way to Fort
Monde , and to a point within eighteen
miles of Deadwood.
Thieves raided several mail sacks
which had been dumped by the stage in
front of the Deadwood postoflico last
Sunday. Several registered packages
containing sums varying from $5 to &JOO
The Kansas Brewery Decision.
The cause of prohibition has received a
soycro blow from the decision of the
United States Court in Kansas that the
state must pay for a brewery which has
been rendered useless by the enactment
of prohibition. The principle that vested
rights must bo respected in ovcrv social
change is inwrought into the practice of
the English Government , and has become
a part of that common law which is held
to bind oven the national legislature.
But in Amorca there has been much
less regard for those rights , and especial
ly the opponents of the liquor traffic have
spoken and acted as though the manu
facturers of intoxicants wore no more
worthy of compensation for their losses
than are a band of robbers whoso busi
ness has been broken up by the oflicors
of the law. If this decision is to .stand in
law and is to apply to liquor-dealers as
well as manufacturers , prohibition will
bo a very costly business to any com
munity which enacts it. And rural com
munities , which are the most ready to
pass prohibitory laws , are also about the
last to vote for anything that will add to
the burden of taxation.
To the Public.
The proposition to erect a Young Men's
Christian association building in Omaha
has met with sufficient encouragement to
warrant the bqliof that it will bo suc
cessfully accomplished , and a structure
worthy nf the city and the Institution
completed at no distant day.
I'rom the necessarily limited canvass
thus far made the committee in charge of
the matter of funds , lot and building ,
have received subscriptions aggregating
They desire al an early day to commence -
monco the erection of a building five ( r > )
stories in height , appropriate to this pur
pose , and lake this method of inviting
assistance irom all who have not already
given the matter tlioir support , For
this purpose they should have pledges
of ntletiht 00,000. Payment of subscrip
tions can bo divided and extended over u
period of eighteen months , and need not ,
therefore , bo burdensome to any , The
matter is undenominational , ami should
appeal to every puraon having Iho moral
welfare of the community at heart. Whihi
wo appreciate liberal contributions small
ones are cordially welcomed. Lot lim
ited means deter no ono from responding
Please consider this as a pcn onnl ap
peal and return us your name and the
sum yon will devote to this cause.
LlIAVITT Bt'IIXIIAM ,
O. F DAVIS ,
WM , FI.KMIXG ,
P. S. LKISKNIIINO ,
HowAitit B. SMITH ,
The Apollo club will close their series
of patties for the season of 18bVO on Feb
ruary SI , with si ball al Light Guard
Armory. The partic * given by the or-
gani/.iitlon thlti t-oason havi < been clmrae-
teri/.eil by a homidike elegance which
made them thoroughly enjoyable. The
club was lu-ganl/ed in IHril and has
grown ami proiiu'rcd until now it is rec
ognized as out ) ( if the nourishing social
institutions of Iho city.
Mrs J. E. House is visiting friends in
THE WEEK IN SOCIETY
The Usual Grist of Receptions , Balls , Card
Parties , Etc ,
Xlio Cnlm Reception An Hlcgrtnt
Affair Progressive Kuchro
The Ilyincnoiuctor * nml
Wlmt It Says ,
An clpgant reception was on WcdilOS'
day night tcmlerM to Martin Calm fltld
his brldo at the Metropolitan club by Iho
members of that popular social organiza
tion. About forly couples were present. "
and participated in the affair. The gratia
march was led at 0:30 : o'clock by tht ,
newly-married couple , and following
thereafter came a programme of station
dances. Supper was served at the Inter
mission In the lower hall , ' '
Among these present wore noticed
Mr. and Mrs. Max Meyer , Mr. and Mrs.
Adolplt Meyer , Mr. and Mrs. Morilz
Meyer , Mr. and Mrs. lloyn , Mr. mid Mi'3.
A. Uosownter , Mr. and Mrs. S. Kntss , Mr.
and Mrs. Oborfoldor , Mr. and Mrs. 1) ) ,
Newman , Mr. and Mrs. A. Haas , Mr. A ,
Polack , Mr. and Mrs. Kaufman , Mr. and
Mrs , Jacobsen , Mr. and Mrs , Albert
Calm , Mr. and Mrs. S. Goetv : , Mr , and
Mrs.S. Slonmn.Mr. ana Mrs.Mendelssohn ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ilellinnn.Mr. . and Mrs. Gold
smith , Mr. and Mrs. Klchman , Mr , and
Mrs. Sutphon , Mr. and Mrs. A. Cahn.Wr.
and Mrs. Kobluson , Miss llosetiflold , of
Boston : Miss Now , of Chicago : MISJOS
Kothschjld , Miss llolfman , of Lansing ;
M iFsoligsohnMiss Sohlosiiiffor , MOSSM.
Moses Goetz , Julius Mover , Holzhelmor ,
Uaelir , Wise , Schilf. S. J. Fisher , Glad
stone , Bergman , Calm , Schlcsiugci' , ( Jro-
nor , Dr. H ? W. Council.
Some of the toilets worn wcro striking
Mrs. Martin Calm , the bride , n lovely
brunette , wore a heavy white satin , with
long train , beaded front. The corsage
was square and bordered with diamonds ,
a bouquet of pink roses being worn at the
left s'ule below the waist.
Mrs. Max Meyer , imported luco dress
with basque of solid jet , buro arms cover
ed with lace mils , diamonds.
Miss Now of Chicago , green gauze
trimmed with white luco flounces.
Miss Hoffman , of Lansing , white cash
mere trimmed with loops o ! satin ribbon ,
irridoscant bead front , corsage buoquot ol
Mrs. A. Kosewalor , palo pink satin ou
train witli white lace garniture * .
Miss Uosentcld , white cashmcro and
lace , pink roses.
Mrs. Adolph Meyer wore n stylish short
costume of dove brocade , diamonds.
Mrs. Goldsmith , an elegant , long-train-
od black velvet dress , with point luco ,
Mrs. Polack , black embossed velvet and
red silk trimmed with silk.
Mrs. Albert Calm was very pretty in a
white brocade satin , en train , and tbo
front covered with deep lace llounoes ,
pink roses , diamonds.
Mrs. Katz wore a preen cashmere elab
orately trimmed with white lace.
Miss Seligsohn , green cashmere and
lace with pink swansdown trimmings.
Miss Rothschild , white satin uncTlaco ,
pink swansdown , diamonds.
Miss Kichman , white satin on train with
irridescont front and sleeves , square cor
sage and red ro es.
Miss Uothschild , white cashmere and
Mrs. A. Calm , short black velvet cos-
tump , diamonds.
Miss Moses , white cashmere and laoo. '
On Thursday , February 11 , the Arlon
club will give a grand fancy dress party
at Gcnnania hall. Special costumes have
been imported from New York for the
affair. The committen in charge nro
Chns. Metz , Frank II. J. Richard , Max
Bccht and Fred Mctz , Jr.
The following programme was carried
out last night at the regular meeting of
the Chatauqua circle , at Masonic hall :
Book Review : "JJion/.i , tiic lust of the Tri
Heading from Jnlins Cirsar.
Komun and ( ! rcck civilisation compared.
Discussion : ' 'Tim Character of Julius
Ci sar. "
" sar.Vas IJnitas a True Pntilot ? "
Koll call , old s.iw.s ami tilte sayings.
A charming dinner and reception was
given at tiic Omaha club Thursday after
noon by Mrs. Guy C. Barton. These
present were :
Mcsdames Bennett , Morsnmn , Cleve
land , Callaway. Kamsoy , Odoll , Vest ,
Parrotte , McConnell , Nash , llanscom ,
Miss Barrows. Mesdames Andrews , Short ,
Priteliett , Smith , Wakelov , Bunlett. Ed
gar , Liningcr , Allen , Contain , Boyd ,
Cqwin , Richardson , Patrick , Kountzc ,
Millard , Barker , Cogswell.
The regular social of Unity church was
hohl at the resilience of Air. William
Wallace , 2112 Burt street , last evening.
Mr. II. W. Breckenridgo entertained a
number of lady and gentlemen friends at
dinner at the Omaha club , Thursday
Senator Saundei'H , accompanied by his
daughter , Mrs. Harrison , went cast ,
Guj' C. Barton has gone east.
The young oeoplo of North Omaha
gave a delightful literary and musical en
tertainment at the Saiinders street Pres
byterian church Thursday ovenlni ; .
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Iliniobaiigli enter
tained n number of friends at tea and
cards Tuesday afternoon. The guests
were Captain anil Mrs. Hustin , Mr. and
Mrs. AuKiistus Pratt , Mr. anil Mrs.
Dicker , Mr. and MM. Will Tabor , Mr.
and Mrs George Patterson. Mr. and
Mr.s. Conirilon , Mr. and Mrs.N.Morriam ,
Mr. and Mrs. Kstabrook , Mr. and Mrs.
Estabrook , Mr. ami Mrs. Peek , Mr. and
Mrs. Squires , Mrs. Dubois , Mr.s. Jarviri ,
Mrs. Colpotxor , Mrs. Ivo.s , Miss Carrie
Congdon , Miss Ahhlo Taft , Miss Maud
Anthony , Mr. Chase , Mr. Holbrook , Mr.
John WHbiir , -
Dr. and Mrs. It. C. Moore entertained
at their homo on Thursday evening the
Euchre club , of which they are members.
Whist tables were provided for these
who preferred that game. Among these
present , according In the Excelsior , worn
Mr. and Mrs. W , F. Allen , Judge and
Mrs. Wakoly , Mr. and MM. Metcalf ,
Mr. and Mrs Gilbert , Mr. and JMr.s ,
Wcssells , Mr , and MrVilliam Wallace ,
Mr , and Mrs. Sweonoy , Mr , and Mrs.
Martin , Dr. and MM. Mercer. Dr. and
MM , Avers , Mrs. Thayur of Colorado ,
Mrs. Gilman , MKs Gilbert , MisParrotte ,
Mr , E , W. HImoral ami Mr. N. S. Kiilm.
The prizes , unique and appropriate ,
wore carried oil by MM. Gilbert and Dr.
Mercer. Mr Alien received the mys
terious pri/.o , and MM. Sweeny and Mr.
Gilbert scored the least number of
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